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    Hold a Special ICANN Meeting in Baghdad ?
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 10 2004, @07:20AM (#13743)
    Hold a Special ICANN Meeting in Baghdad ?

    It sounds like the ICANN Board and the entire Internet Society need to plan a special meeting in Baghdad, as a symbolic gesture.

    The Registrars will certainly be lining up for that junket.

    Esther has been doing the advance spook work in the region. She can be the key-note speaker.

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    Article on the whole shenanigans
    by Anonymous on Friday June 11 2004, @10:33PM (#13745)
    I wrote a lengthy article on the situation around this time last year - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/04/09/iraq_its_d omain/ [theregister.co.uk] The Alani brothers previously owned and ran the domain but they are now in a US jail for funding terrorists. Since then several wide-boys have tried to get hold of the domain, and have all failed. Centr for example has had two applications from people claiming to be the representative of the Iraq domain. Unlike Afghanistan, where the US-led adminsitration faked a letter to get hold of the domain, there has been no movement on Iraq's domain. And no one wants to talk about it either. At least not to me. I've asked ICANN to tell me what, if anything, is going on and haven't heard a dickie-bird. Whether this latest effort has any effect will be interesting to see. It is certainly time that the situation was sorted out.
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    Ask the Jon Postel (IANA) Sock Puppet ?
    by Anonymous on Monday June 14 2004, @06:24PM (#13753)
    > ...... Forwarded Message .......
    > From: Rick Adams
    > To: dave@farber.net
    > Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 21:58:03 -0400
    > Subj: RE: [IP] more on letter from Jon Postel
    > I find it rather astonishing that someone would attempt to justify
    > fraudulently impersonating a
    > dead person.
    > Identity theft comes to mind.
    > It is certainly acceptable to forward mail address to Postel to someone
    > answers it but it is
    > ethically indefensible to respond in his name.
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: owner-ip@v2.listbox.com [mailto:owner-ip@v2.listbox.com] On Behalf
    > David Farber
    > Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 5:23 PM
    > To: Ip
    > Subject: [IP] more on letter from Jon Postel
    > From: touch@ISI.EDU
    > Subject: Re: [IP] [spam] letter from Jon Postel
    > Date: June 10, 2004 12:40:48 PM EDT
    > To: dave@farber.net
    > Dave,
    > FYI, Jon's email is still valid and maintained here at ISI for a number
    > of reasons. Receiving email from his address - i.e., non-spam - is not
    > uncommon. We still receive requests directed to his address as
    > indicated in many Internet documents, as well as others (most recently
    > to clarify the IPv6 ethertype field).
    > I and others at ISI handle these requests, which might otherwise be
    > difficult for users to redirect on their own.
    > Getting mail from Jon doesn't necessarily mean something's amiss
    > (unless of course it's spam). And checking that email addresses are
    > valid won't filter out email from his address either.
    > Joe
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    Jon Postel's Cronies Convicted of Terrorist Links
    by Anonymous on Saturday July 10 2004, @07:32AM (#13908)

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07/09/iraq_domai n_owner_convicted/

    "All five brothers are Palestinian immigrants. Bayan moved to the US in 1977, at the age of 22, where he took a masters in computer science and started up an IT research company in California. He is credited with producing the world's first Arabic PC, and started another company before finally creating InfoCom Corporation in Texas in 1992. Five years later, he was awarded the managership of Iraq's .iq domain by Jon Postel in recognition of his skill."
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