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    Why merely Africa?
    by KarlAuerbach on Monday September 27 2004, @07:51AM (#14223)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    ICANN has locked the doors to shut out the community of internet users.

    At the same time ICANN has rolled out the red carpet for intellectual property interests and selected sellers of certain kinds of domain name products.

    It isn't merely the community of internet users in Africa that is disenfranchised in ICANN. Rather it is the whole community of internet users everywhere around the world.

    ICANN's ALAC was a disaster in concept and has proved to be a disaster in practice; the number of groups that have signed up couldn't even field a marching band's worth of people - far fewer than the numbers who participated back in ICANN's only open public processes in year 2000.

    I was amused to see one of ICANN's insider architects of the ALAC complain that the UN WGIG isn't representative of net users. It is even more amusing to remember that so many ICANNites have tried to justify ICANN's anti-user mechanisms on the grounds that governments (which form the WGIG) are the representatives of their citizens. ICANN, like many sleazy politicos, likes to chose the story and the reason to support the desired outcome; consistency and logic don't seem to be considered important.
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    Madonna is Now **Esther**
    by Anonymous on Monday September 27 2004, @10:16AM (#14225)
    Madonna is Now **Esther**

    Will Esther become Madonna ?

    ICANN and Esther do whatever is required to
    have eye-balls focused on their Internet feeds,
    in return for fees flowing to their wallets.
    That is how they measure success.
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    "ICANN has locked the doors to shut out the" ?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 28 2004, @04:08AM (#14229)
    "ICANN has locked the doors to shut out the community of internet users."

    Another way to look at this is that the
    "community of internet users" has locked the
    doors on the ISOC Taliban (ICANN, IETF, ARIN, etc.).

    The ISOC Taliban can talk to each other. Their IP
    address blocks are well-known and not routed on
    the global Internet. The community of internet
    users are mostly protected from the ruthless
    ways the ISOC Taliban operate.

    The ISOC Taliban are of course happy, they have
    their private IPv6 VPN to develop. They can try
    to sell that technology to China to help the
    government leaders track each person with
    hardware ids. The ISOC Taliban will also be all
    over Africa, attempting to take advantage of
    people new to network technology.

    The vast majority of freedom-loving humans are
    of course not members of the ISOC Taliban. They
    would never want to be associated with such a
    group. They collectively see what the ISOC
    Taliban is all about and if necessary, walk
    away, rather than become the prey of the ISOC

    Unfortunately, the ISOC Taliban will never go
    away. They can only be contained, incarcerated
    in their own sub-nets, and prevented from doing
    damage to the vast majority of freedom-loving
    people. Just as you have a "no-fly list" you
    now have a "no route list".

    The "no route list" is dynamically circulated
    amongst all edge routers (like a BitTorrent).
    Freedom-loving people who want to be protected
    from the ISOC Taliban and who want their
    children protected can all join forces to
    lock the ISOC Taliban into their own little
    world where they can all debate how many angels
    can dance on the head of a pin and what time
    the sun will set each day.
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