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    Badly misisng the mark
    by dpf (dpf@ihug.co.nz) on Friday May 06 2005, @01:54PM (#15126)
    User #2770 Info | http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/
    I love The Register's stories, and especially those on ICANN. However this one is seriously astray.

    It is true that ICANN rules allocate territories and colonies to the region of their "parents" rather than to the region they are physically located in. But this is not a new rule which was introduced ad hoc. It has been that way for over half a decade since July 2000. And it is an ICANN policy, not a ccNSO policy. The suggestion that the ccNSO has somehow made up this rule is incredibly offensive to those who are members.

    I actually disagree with the policy, but it is unfair to suggest it was introduced just to allow the ccNSO to be formed. The labelling of it as a "brand new rule" is quite false.

    I would also query the statement that "five-sixths" are refusing to join. Around half the ccTLDs just do not participate in global issues at all in any way. Have never posted on a list, attended a meeting. It is certainly true however that most of Europe have made a conscious decision not to join, and this does affect the credibility of the ccNSO.

    The list of what changes are wanted, is somewhat misleading. If you ask current ccNSO members (I am with .nz which is a member) about that wishlist, and they would say we already have all these things. The debate has been largely a legalistic one about minor enhancements in the bylaws to remove perceived ambuigituy. There is no major policy difference between current members and non-members about what the powers of the ccNSO should be. Absolutely no-one at all has suggested ccNSO policies would bind non members for example. It is a red herring.
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    Mexico is not in North America
    by KarlAuerbach on Sunday May 08 2005, @05:02PM (#15145)
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    Despite Mexico's signature on NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement), ICANN does not consider Mexico to be part of North America.

    I was elected to ICANN's Board of Directors from North America - which ICANN defines as Canada, the United States, Greenland, Bermuda, St Pierre and Miquelon. Apparently in an unnoticed event of plate tectonics Mexico had detached from North America and moved elsewhere.

    ICANN, as it does in so many areas, appears to be trying to overleap what was done by others - consider that this is the 60th anniversary of the Yalta Convention in which the world was divided into spheres of influence. Perhaps ICANN is merely trying to do ++Yalta.
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