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    The ICANN Board Does NOT Vote It Rubber Stamps
    by Anonymous on Friday April 08 2005, @05:25AM (#14838)
    The ICANN Board Does NOT Vote It Rubber Stamps

    Claiming that the ICANN Board voted, gives ICANN
    far too much credit. A casual reader will see
    "the Board voted". They will then conclude, "OK,
    cool, this is a democracy". That is not the case.

    Look at the ICANN elections, they have one
    candidate and guess who wins ? Duh, that one
    candidate. The ICANN groupies then run around
    reporting "So and So WON the recent election".
    It was not an election, there was ONE candidate.
    Again, the casual reader will read the blogs
    from the ICANN groupies and conclude, "OK,
    cool, this is a democracy". That is not the

    You are watching the Soviet Socialist (SS)
    Society of Cyberspace. It has been that way for
    decades, under the same dictators. They went to
    high-school together. You can put their names
    and faces on a deck of playing cards, just like
    the U.S. did with the Taliban. You are seeing
    first-hand how the people of IRAQ were suppressed
    for so many years.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ICANN is NOT in charge of the domain name system.
    by Anonymous on Friday April 08 2005, @05:37AM (#14839)
    ICANN is NOT in charge of the domain name system.

    http://www.corante.com/copyfight/archives/2005/04/ 05/icann_travel_scandal.php
    Posted by Ernest Miller
    Many have forgotten about the procedural and regulatory abomination that is ICANN. But the folks at ICANN Watch have not, and they report yet another scandal regarding domain names. In this case, the bogus procedures that have allowed the international airline cartel (IATA) to take over the ".travel" domain by proxy (ICANN reveals ".travel" sponsor is a front).

    Read the whole thing and wonder why ICANN is still in charge of the domain name system.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Launch TLDs and Then PREVENT Usage
    by Anonymous on Friday April 08 2005, @06:24AM (#14845)
    "Whereas, ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has concluded that "the issue of geographical and geopolitical names is very complex, and the subject of ongoing international discussion," and the Board has determined that it is appropriate to take temporary steps to prevent the registration of such names in new TLDs in order to allow it and the community the time to consider carefully this issue and determine what if any policy should be adopted with respect to it."

    Translation: People paid huge sums of money for .COM names and they need to be secretly handed
    any .TRAVEL names they want before the un-washed
    masses arrive.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    So Much for TLD Competition .JOBs to Verisign
    by Anonymous on Friday April 08 2005, @07:04AM (#14846)
    So Much for TLD Competition .JOBs to Verisign

    "Technical registry operations will be provided by
    Verisign Naming and Directory Services (“VNDS”), a division of Verisign, Inc.
    under contract to Employ Media. VNDS has empirically proven their capability
    to provide world-class registry operations and maintain multiple-tld
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    So Much for TLD Competition .TRAVEL to Neustar
    by Anonymous on Friday April 08 2005, @07:07AM (#14847)
    So Much for TLD Competition .TRAVEL to Neustar

    "Tralliance Corporation is the applicant. (In this application the terms
    "Tralliance", "Registry" and "applicant" refer to Tralliance Corporation.
    "Registry Operator" and "NeuLevel" refer to NeuLevel, Inc.)"
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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