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    Lawyer Tricks 101 - Delay and Defer and Lie
    by Anonymous on Friday September 30 2005, @09:19AM (#16252)
    You are being subjected to common lawyer 101 tricks.

    Lawyers view everything in three dimensions:

    1. Time - They will wait you out, defer and lie
    2. Power - Money to pay them to wait you out
    3. Information - Deny information and publish only their view and you do not have the time or power
    (money) to change what the public sees as the truth.

    ICANN is all about lawyers and stupid lawyer tricks. The U.S. legal system and government is
    filled with ICANN clones.

    The ISOC, ARIN and the soon-to-be-corporation,
    the NRO.NET, have a lot more legal tricks coming
    down the road. Watch for the roll-out at the
    up-coming Non-ICANN meeting hosted by NANOG
    and ARIN in .LA

    For a $500,000 donation, you can probably become
    a gold-level donor to the new NRO.NET. Note how
    the decision has already been secretly made to
    move the so-called IANA to NRO.NET.

    More taxes, more lawyers, more $250,000 staff
    members. Kent Crispin is laughing all the way
    to the bank and never leaves his ranch in
    Northern California. Not bad for a $10 a month
    ICANN web-site, huh ? A lot of words, a lot of
    donations, a lot of fools.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ICANN is History and Being Laughed Off the .NET
    by Anonymous on Friday September 30 2005, @09:46AM (#16253)
    ICANN is History and Being Laughed Off the .NET

    The Europeans have finally figured out how to
    run some root servers, now that root servers are
    not even needed. Good timing.

    Ready for a real laugh ?

    "There is heavy duty infrastructure"[1]

    What would that be ? the ICANN web-site ?
    the weight of the ICANN contract documents ?
    the salaries of all of the ICANN insiders ?
    correction, they are not salaries it is
    compensation sent to various off-shore tax havens.
    It is very international, blah blah blah

    [1]http://www1.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/i etf/current/msg37994.html
    From: kent crispin [hiding behind a songbird but an ICANN monster in real life]

    "There is far more to the real root system than just human sentiment.  There
    is heavy duty infrastructure, both human and physical, involved."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    google.travel is owned by: Vinton Cerf ?
    by Anonymous on Friday September 30 2005, @10:08AM (#16254)
    google.travel  is owned by: Vinton Cerf ?

    How does Vinton Cerf ang Google plan to put
    Google.Travel out of business and deal with
    the 200,000,000+ New.Net users ?

    http://www.new.net/search_whois.tp?domain=goo gle&tld=travel

    google.travel  is owned by:

    Daniel Ox

    9 Como Street
    Romford, Essex RM7 7DL

    Record created on 2004-04-08T14:28:50Z
    Record expires on 2006-04-08T14:28:50Z

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ICANN is Moving (Upgrading) to Europe
    by Anonymous on Friday September 30 2005, @10:30AM (#16255)
    ICANN is Moving (Upgrading) to Europe

    Paul Twinkie, the ICANN CEO has been working
    his way up the food chain. He has a plan to
    increase his $500,000 per year compensation
    to seven figures. $2,000,000 is the reported base
    provided by the .EU registry and other insiders.

    ICANN plans to close the legacy Marina Del Rey
    offices where the ghost of Jon Postel roams the
    halls. The ICANN staff does not go there, they
    work from home and .TRAVEL all the time.

    The Bush Administration really does not want to
    see Hillary Clinton's ICANN move before the
    next election. It will be useful to have ICANN
    around to showcase as just one of many of
    Hillary's pie-in-the-sky failures.

    Meanwhile, the .TRAVEL TLD and .XXX TLD are
    growing at New.Net where you can save a lot
    of money on your car insurance by switching
    to .GECKO run by Neustar.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    New Military-Grade Root Servers From the Uncle Sam
    by Anonymous on Saturday October 01 2005, @02:32AM (#16256)
    New Military-Grade Root Servers From the Uncle Sam

    The U.S. Government, Department of Homeland Security
    and major telcos are in the process of migrating
    to new "Military-Grade Root Servers".

    Having a loose cannon like Paul Vixie
    running around deploying (selling for a profit)
    clones of his root servers does not create a
    stable situation. Technologists have proven
    that the clones cause technical problems with
    reliable protocols such as TCP becoming confused
    what clone-du-jour they are talking to. Highly
    fragmented UDP packets also end up scattered
    to various clones and do not get re-assembled
    properly. That causes unstable replies. Paul
    Vixie does not care, he is making money selling
    the clones without any over-sight from ICANN
    or the U.S. Government.

    The solution to fixing the cloned root-server
    problems is of course to serve all 13
    root-server addresses inside of the ISP's
    network and not to risk sending traffic to the
    unreliable clones. Another similar solution is
    to route the 13 addresses to proxy systems
    which connect to the reliable U.S. Government
    military root-servers.

    Broadband consumers have a better option which is
    to NOT use any root servers. Their edge routers
    can locate and connect directly to the TLD
    servers, which are not root-servers. As the
    U.S. Government attempts to harden the
    root-servers and lock-down the DNS and deploy
    more layers of security, consumers route around

    What is evolving is something similar to cable
    TV, broadband users will have better access to
    more content and users under the U.S. Government
    root-servers will be restricted, but stable and
    secure. Over time, the U.S. Government
    root-servers will see less and less traffic
    making them even more secure. At some point the
    U.S. Government will be able to disconnect their
    root-servers and turn them off. Those servers
    will be very secure and stable with no power,
    and buried in a land-fill.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    They forgot my request for review from before 2000
    by KarlAuerbach on Saturday October 01 2005, @10:25AM (#16257)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    I've had a request for independent review pending ever since ICANN did its first gifting unto Versign back in year 1998 or thereabouts. I pointed out that ICANN had greviously violated its own rules in the making of the agreement.

    But that request, like yours, fell into the ICANN bit bucket.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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