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    Take the IOC (Olympic Committee) and Multiply x10
    by Anonymous on Tuesday November 08 2005, @04:58PM (#16443)
    Take the IOC (Olympic Committee) and Multiply x10

    You really have not caught the ICANN MOUvement
    spirit. You need to reach into your pockets and
    send all the money you can raise to the ICANN
    labor union.

    When the ICANN Board flies around, it needs a
    private fleet of jets, with the ICANN logo.

    Read Susan Crawford's comments about the new ICANN
    and her ideas about ICANN doing more "marketing".
    She bases her comments on companies that now
    showcase what law schools their executives come
    from.

    The Internet is (was) supposed to help create
    more fair and level playing fields. All of the
    old-school insiders who have been raised with
    silver spoons in their mouths of course do not
    like that. ICANN is a reflection of their values
    which are based on bigger is better, might makes
    right, and branding and marketing dominating the
    masses. It is not what you know, it is who you
    know.

    It is group-think, that dominates ICANN. You need
    to catch the spirit and send more money. Then
    they (ICANN) will be able to claim they win. He
    with the most money wins. Pay no attention to the
    fact that it is a house of cards.
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    Long overdue
    by dpf (dpf@ihug.co.nz) on Tuesday November 08 2005, @05:42PM (#16445)
    User #2770 Info | http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/
    Actually I think the notion of board members as volunteers rather than paid directors is well past its time.

    One of the major challenges for ICANN has been to have the Board assert authority over staff. Now if you really want them to do this, you need more than keen volunteers.

    Paying directors is standard corporate governance, and with ICANN looking to spoend $30 million a year, spending 1% of it to encourage better governance is well worth it.
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