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    The Registrars Will Love the ITU and UN Costs
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 09 2004, @03:24AM (#13734)
    The Registrars Will Love the ITU and UN Costs

    The Registrars continue to voice their concerns about the ICANN Budget. Those concerns of course fall on deaf ears. ICANN plans to have a total of 8 offices around the world. Travel to and from those offices to Switzerland, to remain in synch with the ITU, will be expensive. [You don't expect ICANN and the ITU to use the Internet for communication, do you ?]

    New York and UN travel will also add to the costs. The un-documented junkets in and out of the Washington D.C. area will also be charged back to the Registrants, via the Registrars.

    The travel club of insiders will continue to grow. At each stage, those without the resources and the willingness to continue to up-scale and better package "the society", will be dumped, and some new group of .NET barons will be added. They will be ready to spend the Registrant's money at every event.

    The domain name business and IP address allocation leasing will quickly migrate and merge with what many call the banking industry. Hidden hands, coming from the privacy of Switzerland, will manipulate the netizens of the world. The M$ and V$ .NET and .PASSPORT strategies will help to keep money flowing to a new generation of "government workers" who will live like kings and queens off of the unsuspecting users.

    ICANN and even the ISOC will be rapidly eclipsed by people from social circles where private jets, yachts, casinos, condos and chalets will be required toys for entry to the private world of "Internet Governance". The Registrars are just collection agents, out at the front-lines, where the dirty, day-to-day, work gets done. The Registrars will be expected to send most of their proceeds to "the society", to fund the good life for the Internet royal families of the world.

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    Welcome to CERFdom
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 09 2004, @04:13AM (#13735)
    Welcome to CERFdom
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    Re:The Registrars Will Love the ITU and UN Costs
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 09 2004, @12:36PM (#13737)
    Sure they will love.

    http://www.itu.int/wsis/docs2/hammamet/doc2.doc

    Just look on the Amendment of Rule 9 of the Rules of Procedure of the Preparatory Committee of WSIS: 1 president and 29 vice-presidents ... imagine ICANN 3.0, Paul Twomey and 29 copies of Paul Verhoef ... and the budget ...

    "The Preparatory Committee shall elect from among the representatives of participating States the following officers: a President and twenty-nine Vice-Presidents, one of whom shall act as the Rapporteur; these officials being elected on the basis of ensuring the representative character of the Bureau, as well as two ex officio Vice Presidents nominated by the host countries of the Summit. The Preparatory Committee may also elect such other officers as it deems necessary for the performance of its functions.”
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