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    Five More Years! WSIS Settles Nothing but Paves Way for More Debate | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 28 comments | Search Discussion
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    Three Years to Reform ICANN or Call it Hillary's
    by Anonymous on Monday November 21 2005, @10:36AM (#16530)
    Three Years to Reform ICANN or Call it Hillary's

    The Bush Administration has three years to
    "reform ICANN". If that process fails, then it
    can call it Hillary's Baby, and tag her and
    Magaziner with the failure. If the reform works,
    and ICANN is absorbed by the DHS, FCC and USPS
    then victory can be declared by Bush.

    The U.S. Congress is fast-tracking legislation
    to bring the DHS, FCC and USPS into the picture.
    ISPs will be required to become FCC agents or
    be cut off from routing by major telcos. They
    are lining up to use the FCC Root. The FCC can
    handle the Spectrum Auctions for /8s, and give
    some to the States to manage.

    The USPS can handle TLDs, much the way they
    handle images on new postage stamps. You do not
    see many postage stamps with .XXX photos on them.
    The USPS must have a "process" for selecting
    images, and icons. TLDs should be easy, and they
    can also manage the e-mail servers. Mail is mail.

    Assuming that ICANN Reform fails, and Hillary
    ends up with the baby in her lap in 2008, one
    has to consider the Frankenstein monster that
    will then inhabit cyberspace. Imagine, ICANN
    ten times bigger than it is now, with 100 times
    more funding, and its own arin force, marines
    and very highly paid spooks. Run!!
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