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    ICANN is like a shark. It is a very simple animal.
    by Anonymous on Tuesday April 19 2005, @05:13AM (#14935)
    "Until and unless someone prevents ICANN"

    ICANN is like a shark. It is a very simple animal.

    1. A shark must keep swimming to stay alive.
    2. A shark is *always* seeking food (money).
    3. A shark is *easily diverted* and distracted.
    4. A shark grows and remains lean and trys to avoid carrying excess baggage.
    5. A shark does not stay in one place long.
    6. A shark *does not think* and develop long range plans of attack.
    7. A shark can impact your life and is not held
    responsible for its actions.
    8. A shark is a very simple animal that simply
    reacts to events around it and attacks anything
    that it thinks it can consume.

    Two of the safest places to be around a shark
    are directly above it or directly below it. A
    shark can not suddenly change direction in the
    vertical dimension. A shark lives in a largely
    2D world.

    Another safe place to view a shark is the shore.
    Most people stand on the shore and view ICANN.
    Some people swim with ICANN. Some people chum
    the waters to attract ICANN. Some people film
    ICANN in action. ICANN is part of the eco system.
    ICANN serves no useful purpose but it will not
    go away.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    "players in the ICANN circus"
    by Anonymous on Tuesday April 19 2005, @05:26AM (#14936)
    "players in the ICANN circus"

    The good news is that all of the "players in
    the ICANN circus" are well known and bounded.
    They are inside the circus tent. They are happy
    to talk to each other inside that tent. One
    goal is to protect the world and make sure the
    players stay inside that tent.

    Check out the circus tent in Orlando Florida.
    Many of the players are there. They are irrelevant
    fools putting on a performance for each other.
    The rest of the world is safe as long as they
    remain in the circus tent.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .NET and .COM to be Re-Launched to NEW DNS
    by Anonymous on Tuesday April 19 2005, @05:43AM (#14937)
    Most people do not care about .TRAVEL or .AERO for that matter. Check out http://www.AA.AERO
    the registry now makes up the names, hosts them,
    and tries to claim some company should be using
    them instead of their .COM name.

    Meanwhile .NET and .COM to be Re-Launched to NEW DNS

    Millions of people (actually 10s of millions)
    now get their DNS from $49 WIFE routers. Those
    boxes are prepared to Re-Launch .NET and .COM
    to the NEW DNS.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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