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    No One Wants to Convey Bad News to Isolated Souls
    by Anonymous on Tuesday November 08 2005, @05:49PM (#16446)
    No One Wants to Convey Bad News to Isolated Souls

    The major U.S. telcos in concert with the U.S.
    Government and cheerleaders like Verisign and
    NeuStar are rapidly working toward solutions
    where more and more isolated souls are DE-PEERED.

    The U.N. can not change that, the ITU can not
    change that, and the isolated souls can not change
    that, unless they move and re-connect. They then
    will not be isolated.

    VOIP and IPTV do not scale to isolated souls.
    At best, they might be stuck reading low-bit rate ASCII
    streams, that servers pull for them from the
    U.S. market place. It might be like reading only
    the closed-captioned sub-titles from major TV
    shows. It is not quite the same as the real thing.

    No One Wants to Convey Bad News to Isolated Souls
    they will slowly vanish from view and maybe only
    appear on CNN as a sound-byte from time to time.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Governments FINALLY Avoiding the ICANN Charade
    by Anonymous on Tuesday November 08 2005, @06:19PM (#16450)
    From: Suzanne Sene
    Sent: Tuesday, 8 November 2005 3:06 AM
    Subject: proposed gac whois workshop for vancouver -- update/status

    hello everyone, it is with some regret that i share with you a decision
    that because the preparations from the gac side for the vancouver
    session have yielded too few speakers/perspectives, we think it is
    necessary to defer the session until a later meeting. i certainly
    appreciate all the efforts of the gnso, particularly steve metalitz, to
    reach out to industry and identify three speakers, and am confident we
    would have had cctld reps available as well.

    however, on our side, we have been unable to identify a sufficient
    number of government speakers to meet the original objective of the
    session, which was to flesh out the public policy concerns/uses of whois
    data in the areas of consumer, privacy and ip protection.

    again, i thank you all for your help in identifying private sector
    speakers for the whois session, and hope we can return to this in the
    very near term. the gac gnso working group will take the issue up
    during its meeting in vancouver, on Monday nov. 28, and i'll be happy to
    provide you all with an update shortly thereafter.

    best regards, suz.

    Suzanne R. Sene
    Senior Policy Advisor
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    FINALLY a Human Arrives With a Brain ????
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 09 2005, @03:32PM (#16458)
    FINALLY a Human Arrives With a Brain ????

    "made ICANN a lightning rod to draw attention away from the real work."

    FINALLY a Human Arrives With a Brain ????

    Questioning the Illusion of Internet Governance
    Nov 09, 2005
    By Jonathan Zittrain
    [Give this Guy a Cigar - He Sees the Root Sham]

    I confess, I don’t get it. Much has been written about the apparent desire by the United Nations, spurred by China, Cuba, and other informationally repressive regimes, to “take control of the Internet.” Oddly, the concrete focus of this battle—now the topic of a Senate resolution!—is a comparatively trivial if basic part of Net architecture: the domain name system. The spotlight on domain name management is largely a combination of historical accident and the unfortunate assignment of country code domains like .uk and .eu, geographically-grounded codes that give the illusion of government outposts and control in cyberspace.

    [The spotlight on domain name management is largely a combination of historical accident and the unfortunate assignment of country code domains][by some academic kook.]

    "Controlling the Internet for real means controlling its fundamental protocols—which is to say, controlling Internet Service Providers around the world, or the manufacturers like Cisco and Juniper who make the hardware that such providers use to bring the Internet to their subscribers. China is hard at work on doing just that"

    "politicians are busy arguing about such an unimportant corner of the digital sand box—exactly, I think, what some of the technical crew intended when they peeled off domain name management and made ICANN a lightning rod to draw attention away from the real work."

    FINALLY a Human Arrives With a Brain ????
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    innovation and research @ Canadian registrar ???
    by Anonymous on Friday November 11 2005, @07:23AM (#16473)
    "Ross Rader, director of innovation and research at Canadian registrar Tucows, said the challenges to give governments more say in the ICANN process would be formidable. It will require the wisdom of Solomon to pull off, he said, because ICANN's directors would not only have to make government representatives happy but the rest of the community as well."

    innovation and research @ Canadian registrar ???

    Can someone point to ANY innovation and research
    from ANY ICANN Registrar ?

    That is about as lame as the Chief Scientists
    at the RIRs. What on earth would they do ? that
    would be considered "science".

    Hey, the local used car dealer claims that the
    guy in the shop out back is their director of
    engineering. He changes oil all day.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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