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    ICANN Board Member Screening & the Roaring 90s
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 13 2004, @09:28AM (#14335)
    It should be clear to even the casual ICANN
    watcher that ICANN Board members are carefully
    screened. Unfortunately, the average netizen
    can not look at an individual's name and/or
    their background and instantly see the lineage
    of corruption that brings them to the ICANN
    Board. They would not get near the ICANN Board
    without passing thru the corruption screening.

    In some cases, the corruption goes all the way
    back to the one common problem that still
    pollutes the Internet, U.S. Government Pork
    Funding. During the Roaring 90's (like the
    Roaring 20's) the U.S. Government funded
    unsavory individuals via agencies like the
    National Science Foundation (NSF). They formed
    the Internet Mafia. They used their USG badges
    to strong-arm people and to build network
    empires. If people did not play ball with them
    they threatened to bring their "contacts" in
    the U.S. Government into the picture. ISPs
    buckled under the threats. The thugs were
    rewarded with positions on various "Boards" of
    non-profit companies constructed to shield
    them and fund them.

    It has only been recently (circa 2003) that
    people in the U.S. can now route packets from
    end-to-end via the highly regulated and ethical
    telco infrastructure free of the strong-arming
    from the Internet Mafia. The shake-downs and
    kick-backs and smoke-filled room deals will
    eventually end. Legitimate business people will
    no longer have to be dominated by the Internet
    Mafia. The Roaring 90's are over.
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    Re:ICANN Board Member Screening & the Roaring
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 13 2004, @09:41AM (#14336)
    Connect the dots.

    037/8 Apr 95 IANA - Reserved
    038/8 Sep 94 Performance Systems International
    039/8 Apr 95 IANA - Reserved

    Internet Splits over Domain Name Controversy ... PSInet controls one of the root servers ... In the early 1990s, when Internet use began
    growing rapidly, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) decided to award a ...

            Performance Systems International Inc. (C-NYSER)
                    PSINet, Inc (PSI-NET-DOM)
                    510 Huntmar Park Drive
                    Herndon, VA 22070

    SP - MSC:D -- NOTICE OF SOLE SOURCE AWARD (06/07/00) ... 14, 2000. These services have been provided to NSF by PSINet under subcontract
    to NSF's E-mail services contractor. That contract ...
    www.fbodaily.com/cbd/archive/ 2000/06(June)/07-Jun-2000/SPmsc013.htm
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