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    by lextext on Friday September 13 2002, @10:29AM (#9213)
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    FYI: Only the first MOU was for two years (1998-2000). Both the 2000 and 2001 renewals were for only one year. (links here) I would expect this renewal to be the same as the last two, and I wouldn't necessarily view the term as a signal of anything. -- Bret
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    Re: Victory Ready To Renew MOU
    by AF on Sunday September 15 2002, @11:10AM (#9241)
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    Can the ICANN Model be Revised?
    The public and international nature of the Internet sets the foundation for open, collaborative processes. Here's why a private sector entity like ICANN, despite reform, may not be able to foster such a processes.
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    Re: Victory Ready To Renew MOU
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday September 17 2002, @03:21PM (#9279)
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    Andy Sullivan of Reuters has more, including:
    Victory said that the agreement, which is still being negotiated, would impose new obligations on both ICANN and Commerce.

    The agreement will likely have a shorter time frame than the original two-year agreement, she said.

    Obligations on Commerce? -g
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    Re: Victory Ready To Renew MOU
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday September 13 2002, @12:55PM (#9218)
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    Really. ICANN has been a litany of failures. It has no at large, it has no independent review panel, it has no functional conflict of interest committee, its own Board member has to go to court to access documents from its secretive staff. Its rollout of new TLDs has been a series of unmitigated disasters (wait for that to get even worse in the coming year), it has replaced a monopoly with a cartel at the registry level, at the registrar level it has replaced a monopoly with a bunch of scammers. Its redelegation of .org (and what happened to the redelegation of .net?) is following suit. A significant number of stakeholders are holding stakes they want to drive through its tiny black heart.

    The current reform just means that the same players responsible for this constant stream of travesties will have even more power, operate more in the shadows, be even less accountable (ICANNWatching will probably become more difficult, and certainly more necessary). That Nancy Victory, despite knowing all of this and much more, would categorize this as going in the right direction, only shows that she can spout the same platitudes as Touton, Lynn, Dyson, et al, apparently without shame. If the US won't do something constructive, it's time for the rest of the world, perhaps via the ITU, to take more control. -g

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