ICANN is a sacrificial legal instrument that can|
be shut down at any time, with zero impact on
any aspect of the Internet. As long as fools pay
ICANN, there will be people to take the money and
travel around the world holding meetings that have
The Internet Society has used ICANN to move .ORG
to their balance sheet. They are now funded for
as long as communists pay for .ORG names. They
of course will do everything they can to prevent
other TLDs from cutting into their revenue stream
unless of course they get a nice cut of the action.
It is truely ironic that clueless leaders of
the United States of America, which claims to
be a democracy and built on a foundation of
capitalism, would be duped by a small group of
socialists/communists at the core of the Internet
Society. Education and a new generation of
net-savy U.S. Government leaders may be able to
help people see how this travesty occured.
It should be obvious to even the casual observer
that people are walking away from ICANN. The
recent lack of comments on the .NET evolution
is one clear-cut example. When people see how
the capitalists handle the .NET evolution, they
may finally understand why ICANN can close the
doors and call it a day, at least in the .USA.
ICANN (like the ITU) will of course always find
a ready and willing, uneducated audience in
third-world countries that do not have open
and competitive telecommunication markets.
Third-world markets are dominated by corrupt
regimes of insiders. It will be interesting to
find that "Uncle Vinny" runs the show in all of
those countries. ICANN will fit right in.