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    What to do about ICANN ? Watch the Stage Play
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 06 2005, @07:33AM (#14823)
    ICANN chairman Vint Cerf said here at the organization's meeting in Argentina that Telcordia has already "agreed the assessment [of Denic] had an error", and corrected the report accordingly. But this did not change the ranking of the five bids, he said.

    Telcordia will be asked to look at Sentan's objections too. While not addressing the complaints directly or giving any weight to their accuracy, Cerf suggested that the true winner will not be known until the ICANN board makes a choice.

    "The concerns will be addressed for resolution to Telcordia," Cerf said at a press conference yesterday. "The ICANN board will have the ultimate decision...The board could decide to negotiate with the second-placed candidate."
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    Re:What to do about ICANN ? Watch the Stage Play
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 06 2005, @08:05AM (#14824)
    Note How Clever ICANN is at Selecting The Winner

    The ICANN Board now gets to choose between
    Verisign and Saten. Is that really a choice ?

    Compare the ICANN process to a process the
    U.S. Government would have used. They could have
    tossed out an RFQ, asked for a $500 application
    fee and then reviewed the applicants based on
    a simple check-list of criteria. Once reduced
    to qualified applicants, a simple drawing from
    a fish-bowl would determine the "winner".

    ICANN could not risk such a process. The insiders
    first stack the deck and then create an
    elaborate stage presentation to pull the right
    card from the deck. It is amazing that the
    press and suckers around the world sit in awe
    at the drama. It is all a scripted show.
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    "The ICANN board will have the ultimate decision."
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 06 2005, @08:19AM (#14825)
    "The ICANN board will have the ultimate decision."

    Yep, that is Vinton Cerf's style. Top-down.

    What would happen if the .NET owners all VOTED
    on one of the 5 candidates ? Nope, that could
    not happen, sounds too much like a democracy.

    Hey, the two candidates that Cerf gets to choose
    from are BOTH based in Northern Virginia. Guess
    where Cerf lives ? Well shazaam, what a
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