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    "a symptom of this much larger problem" BINGO
    by Anonymous on Friday August 19 2005, @06:34PM (#15999)
    Dave,

    Beyond the issue of DoC involvement, we are faced with the ever
    more obvious fact that ICANN is not competent to be making these
    sorts of decisions (especially given their ever-changing modus
    operandi) that go far beyond the scope of the purely technical
    matters that were ostensibly supposed to be their exclusive focus.
    I agree that the "dot-ex-ex-ex" situation is merely a symptom of
    this much larger problem.

    I cast no aspersions on the individuals of ICANN -- I really think
    that they're trying to do their best -- but ICANN as an organization
    is inappropriate to most of the tasks and decisions now at hand.

    The real question is who or what should replace ICANN.  You, I, and
    others have suggested in the past that no existing organization
    really fits the bill, and that we need something new and
    purpose-built (e.g. in our open letter from http://www.uriica.org ).

    However, getting any significant traction on these ideas has been
    difficult and has left openings for existing organizations, all with
    their own agendas, to try and get their own pieces of the action
    when it comes to Internet Control.

    It's time for another stab at doing this right, before it's too late.
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