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    DNS is Not WHOIS - Lawyers Have Ruined .NET
    by Anonymous on Monday July 05 2004, @03:53PM (#13879)
    DNS is Not WHOIS - Lawyers Have Ruined .NET

    People now work night and day to help the world's population to get away from the lawyer-infested U.S. and ICANN.

    Look around, the people are gone. They are not wasting their time and their lives. They are educated and can vote with their keystokes and mouse-movements.

    So long, happy trails to you.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    The Internet Does Not Need DNS or Whois
    by Anonymous on Monday July 05 2004, @07:54PM (#13880)
    The Internet Does Not Need DNS or Whois.

    There are many other ways to find out the
    address of a peer you want to send packets to.

    DNS could have been a long-term, useful tool,
    but it has been over-run with greed, corruption
    and clueless people who think governance of
    cyberspace is tied to the DNS.

    As is the case with many technologies, they are
    used to boot-strap the next generation. The
    scaffolding is then removed and tossed. DNS and
    Whois can be hauled away in a dumpster, as the
    Internet evolves.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ??? "In a tight budget" ???
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 06 2004, @06:38AM (#13882)
    "In a tight budget, why should ICANN devote further and additional
    resources to a process in which it seems to be heavily involved already?"

    In a tight budget ? What tight budget ?
    ICANN has access to the deep pockets of Verisign
    as well as the U.S. Government.

    Look at Joe Sims, he has his hand in ICANN's
    deep pockets as many hours of the day as he can.

    ICANN has announced they are going to have a
    total of 8 offices around the world. That takes
    some deep pockets. Those are just the .HQ offices.
    You also need to look at the people being paid
    who sit at home and watch cable TV all day.

    Can someone make up a title for Kathryn and get
    her on one of the $360,000 per year gravy trains ?
    That should help her attend the meltdown party
    coming up in .LA where she can rub shoulders with
    the other A.LIST lawyers.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    "For six months all of these communities"
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 06 2004, @07:46AM (#13883)
    "For six months all of these communities in TF1 and TF2 have debated"

    Your statement appears to try to imply that the
    time has been long and the communities are large.
    That is not the case.

    ICANN will of course try to spin this into a story
    about wide-spread community debate and lengthy
    discussion. People have seen that game and now
    are not fooled. You are a party to perpetuating
    the game.

    The F in TF1 and TF2 supposedly stands for
    "Force". People in the real community know it
    stands for Fools.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Vint Cerf, SVP of technology strategy at MCI
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 06 2004, @07:53AM (#13884)
    Vint Cerf, SVP of technology strategy at MCI, and one of chief
    architects of the modern Internet, was bewildered by the reports. In an
    email sent to senior figures in the Chinese Internet community, he
    asked: "What could this possibly be about? As far as I know, IANA
    [Internet Assigned Numbers Authority] has not allocated the IPv9
    designation to anyone. IPv9 is not an Internet standard. Could you
    please explain what is intended here? I am disturbed by the reference to
    root servers, 'control'. What is the 'ten digit text file' all about?
    Who is behind the Shanghai Jiuyao Digital Network Company?"
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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