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    From a Newly Brain-Washed ICANN Board Member
    by Anonymous on Friday June 03 2005, @06:41PM (#15440)
    .WOW , ICANN has really sucked this guy's brains out.

    "The slowness in part is because ICANN is trying to come up with a better way of approving TLDs that allows TLDs to be allocated fairly and easily. The GNSO and other organization are working on a process for generic TLD RFPs. The problem is, the recommendation has not been completed."

    What a load of .BS
    How many years has it been ? 1998 to 2005 ?
    ICANN is **still** working on a "better way" ?

    1. ICANN does not care about fairness, Postel never did. The closed private digerati are not
    into fairness. Esther Dyson set that pace for ICANN.
    2. ICANN does not care about simple or easy, there is no money in that. If ICANN wanted simple or
    easy, they would just take the marketing info
    from .COM and use that to expand the root zone
    as critical mass forms around an extension.

    Registry provider companies would line up and
    maybe be selected by a lottery for the next TLD
    in the queue. ICANN does not want a lot of
    Registries, they may band together and realize
    that they do not need ICANN. ICANN is like an
    airport regulator, 4 rental car companies is
    one too many in their view.

    The good news is that .XXX will cause a new
    root to be formed to protect children and people
    who want no part of the ICANN sleeze. It will
    be interesting to see how people boycott
    Registrars that sign up to sell .XXX names.
    Also, it is time for the U.S. Government to
    step in and restart from scratch. The FCC will
    have a strong voice in all of this going forward
    and will be able to help end the Cerfdom.
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