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    Re:5,000,000 .NET names is $30,000,000 and 30 Winn
    by Anonymous on Friday September 17 2004, @07:32AM (#14155)

    http://www.isoc.org/pubs/int/bakerinterview.shtml
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    MC: In these and other issues, is ICANN a public policy maker in disguise? Ss ICANN doing its best to separate technical issues from broader policy issues? If not, what would you like ICANN to do?

    FB: Yes, in some ways it is a public policy maker. That is the reason it has a Government Advisory Council to help it make wise public policy decisions. ICANN seeks significant technical and policy input from a variety of sources to make these decisions. It sees itself as the current guardian of the root zone of the DNS, and of certain aspects of Internet operation. It gets a lot of abuse for the decisions it makes, and at times that abuse may be deserved. But its charter is to set policy for the root zone from a position of public trust, which implies that it gives freedom to operate in ways that don't hurt the Internet, and withholds that freedom when there is a perception that withholding it is better for the Internet.
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