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    Merchants of Porn
    by Anonymous on Friday June 03 2005, @12:26PM (#15435)
    I agree with this part of your analogy:

    > "Now that the base is built, and boat loads of
    money are flowing into ICANN, the U.S. Government
    is no longer needed or desired. ICANN can thumb
    their noses at the U.S. Government. Canadian and
    British businessmen have rolled into the U.S.
    with their .XXX TLD and intend to put it into
    the U.S. Government-run root servers. They do
    not care if the U.S. Congress pulls support for
    those root servers. ICANN has enough money to
    put up their own root servers.

    ICANN is longing for the day when the U.S.
    Government openly says, "We have nothing to do
    with that creep show in .LA". ICANN and the
    insiders of course were happy to **use** the U.S."

    Yes, its not unlike the privatization schemes of the former USSR or privatization of water & electrical system in Central and South Americas.
    [Maybe Bechtel will buy the Net!]

    I also agree with this part of your statement:

    > "What some people are reacting to is that .XXX
    will expose the corrupt under-belly of the .NET
    that most people know is there. They are worried
    that, once exposed, *they* may become the targets
    of more scrutiny. THEY do not want any scrutiny. .XXX will likely bring scrutiny they do not like."

    ICANN purports their limits to be that of "only Technical Administrators."
    Now; as Tech Admin's they supposedly know the RFCs thus the 'capabilities' of the Net (fair
    enough?), in particularly the 'IPv6 Stack’.

    Now that the ICANN staffers are into negotiations with the ICM Registry, Inc. for the .XXX Top Level Domain (TLD), *** why not expressly stipulate as a condition of the
    Contract that: the XXX extension be handled exclusively by IPv6 stacks only. ***
    Whereby all .XXX DNS traffic is handle via one or two Tunnel Brokers [RFC 3053 (RFC3053) http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3053.html ].

    This will enable the people in Crypto-City [Hello! ;-) Annapolis Jct/MD] to
    map & record the Porn site activity with the latest KM software, making things a snap since the IPv6 transmission layer security feature was optimized to operate with our In-Q-Tel surveillance software. It will easily bring evidence requirements inline with CALEA
    [Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994], so the U.S.
    Attorneys' Offices [ http://www.obscenitycrimes.org/complaint/OCRstats0 505.htm ] will be happy.

    The Porn Vendor's track-records illustrate that: as a "Community" they can not
    self-regulate nor deliver a secure product.

    Thus, this community group which is known to practice Virulent behavior, should not
    be allowed to operate a gTDL. Instead Icann rewards them with a haven (.xxx) for this

    Why? (rhetorical prose), Because the Security Industry (including: Router Appliance
    Companies) knows that the Porn Site vendors engage in Spyware and Malware
    embedding and deployment. Their bread & butter comes from the fear and damage
    generated from being 'caught' with your pants down (pun). It's kind of like the Firemen
    setting the Fires.

    So when your said: "They are worried
    that, once exposed, *they* may become the targets
    of more scrutiny"

    Your right on target.

    Will get those Porny-little-Bastards!
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