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    Re:What Other U.S. Non-Profits *Charge* Such Fees
    by Anonymous on Thursday July 01 2004, @02:39AM (#13839)
    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
    no relevance.

    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.

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    Re:What Other U.S. Non-Profits *Charge* Such Fees by Anonymous

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