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    ICANN is not entrusted with anything important
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 21 2004, @08:16AM (#14186)
    Your first mistake is in believing the ISOC
    party-line that ICANN has been entrusted with
    anything important. You were suckered.

    As for .INFO, Vinton Cerf (the Chairman of ICANN
    who took over after Esther Dyson's failure in that
    role) has made it clear that 4-letter TLDs do not
    work on his narrow-minded Internet. Why would he
    respond to something he and other ISOC and IETF
    insiders intend to destroy ?
    (Note: .INFO is now giving names away for FREE
    in an attempt to counter the Cerf agenda to kill
    them off)

    Cerf finally has his .ORG TLD and all of the
    revenue from that. He and all of the insiders
    from his days as a DARPA funding source can now
    retire and travel around telling everyone they
    run the Internet. The average consumer in the .USA [TLD hint] does not know what .ORG is or
    care. They want their .MP3 and .TV and .XXX.

    As for .INFO, they will survive if the collective
    force of the .INFO owners take .INFO beyond the
    proof-of-concept market trials before Cerf kills
    them off. Your energy may be better spent doing
    that as opposed to speaking to the deaf ears at
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    Out of orbit
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 21 2004, @08:59AM (#14188)
    Mr. Henderson, It would appear you have gotten an answer but not a reply.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    You can imagine seeing a reply 20 years old from
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 21 2004, @09:08AM (#14189)
    You can imagine seeing a reply 20 years old from
    ICANN and Cerf. That gives you a sense for how
    far ICANN and Cerf are from humans.

    You can imagine seeing an image which is 20 minutes old coming from Mars, so you are seeing where your rover was 20 minutes ago.

    If you want to move it somewhere, you move the joystick to say "go right' - but the rover will not hear that for another 20 minutes, so we have this 40 minutes' round-trip time.

    If you have steered it in some direction which is going to get it in trouble, like going over a cliff, by the time you find out 20 minutes later it is long gone.

    So there is no such notion as "now" in an environment where things are so far apart.
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    ET Phone Home
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 21 2004, @09:49AM (#14191)
    If you want to get a sense of what ICANN is all
    about, go watch the movie E.T. It is on tape and
    DVDs and even on the .NET on .EARTH and .MARS.
    Don't ask Cerf where that is, he had no clue.

    ICANN and the ISOC are illustrated in the movie
    E.T. as all of that regulation and beauracracy
    that descended on that household where E.T. was

    Only the children could save E.T.

    Go ride a bike, it may give you a clue.
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    Space Cadet
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 21 2004, @06:16PM (#14193)
    R.H., More receptive to "constructive" criticism, not "destructive" criticism.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Earth to Mars vs. Earth to ICANN in California
    by Elisabeth on Sunday September 26 2004, @01:25PM (#14211)
    User #3971 Info
    Earth to ICANN in California takes approximately 4 months - the time necessary to fix GA archives, which broke on April 20, 2004, and have been announced fixed today September 26, 2004:

    Earth to Mars is in tens of minutes.
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