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    Re: CONSPIRACY!!
    by RFassett on Thursday September 05 2002, @04:56AM (#9052)
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    .....it was inevitable that policy issues being "spelled out" in agreements ICANN has made with both registries and registrars would become challenged by the very parties that "mutually agreed". The act of centrally regulating the market place is the issue, to me. ICANN has taken the entrusted role of gatekeeper to influence regulatory language in its agreements. To point back to these agreements as justification is circular logic given the assumption ICANN is not a regulator to private business, as it claims not to be, and has overstepped its scope in its contractural agreements. Where does the need to properly coordinate technical stability of DNS end and issues of policy begin? I now quote my most favorite quote from ICANN thus far in 2002:

    "there are other kinds of stability than just technical stability"

    Think about what this quote says (or does not say) and then think about how ICANN should look to keep itself out of legal liability in contracts it has with registries and registrars. The first step, to me, would be for ICANN to clearly define where its responsibility in coordinating technical stability ends and issues of policy begin. To my knowledge, this has not been done making certain language in its contracts inevitable to challenge by the parties that "mutually agreed".
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