ICANNWatch
 
  Inside ICANNWatch  
Submit Story
Home
Lost Password
Preferences
Site Messages
Top 10 Lists
Latest Comments
Search by topic

Our Mission
ICANN for Beginners
About Us
How To Use This Site
ICANNWatch FAQ
Slash Tech Info
Link to Us
Write to Us

  Useful ICANN sites  
  • ICANN itself
  • Bret Fausett's ICANN Blog
  • Internet Governance Project
  • UN Working Group on Internet Governance
  • Karl Auerbach web site
  • Müller-Maguhn home
  • UDRPinfo.com;
  • UDRPlaw.net;
  • CircleID;
  • LatinoamerICANN Project
  • ICB Tollfree News

  •   At Large Membership and Civil Society Participation in ICANN  
  • icannatlarge.com;
  • Noncommercial Users Constituency of ICANN
  • NAIS Project
  • ICANN At Large Study Committee Final Report
  • ICANN (non)Members page
  • ICANN Membership Election site

  • ICANN-Related Reading
    Browse ICANNWatch by Subject

    Ted Byfied
    - ICANN: Defending Our Precious Bodily Fluids
    - Ushering in Banality
    - ICANN! No U CANN't!
    - roving_reporter
    - DNS: A Short History and a Short Future

    David Farber
    - Overcoming ICANN (PFIR statement)

    A. Michael Froomkin
    - When We Say US™, We Mean It!
    - ICANN 2.0: Meet The New Boss
    - Habermas@ discourse.net: Toward a Critical Theory of Cyberspace
    - ICANN and Anti-Trust (with Mark Lemley)
    - Wrong Turn in Cyberspace: Using ICANN to Route Around the APA & the Constitution (html)
    - Form and Substance in Cyberspace
    - ICANN's "Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy"-- Causes and (Partial) Cures

    Milton Mueller
    - Ruling the Root
    - Success by Default: A New Profile of Domain Name Trademark Disputes under ICANN's UDRP
    - Dancing the Quango: ICANN as International Regulatory Regime
    - Goverments and Country Names: ICANN's Transformation into an Intergovernmental Regime
    - Competing DNS Roots: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?
    - Rough Justice: A Statistical Assessment of the UDRP
    - ICANN and Internet Governance

    David Post
    - Governing Cyberspace, or Where is James Madison When We Need Him?
    - The 'Unsettled Paradox': The Internet, the State, and the Consent of the Governed

    Jonathan Weinberg
    - Sitefinder and Internet Governance
    - ICANN, Internet Stability, and New Top Level Domains
    - Geeks and Greeks
    - ICANN and the Problem of Legitimacy

    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)


     
    This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
    Five More Years! WSIS Settles Nothing but Paves Way for More Debate | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 28 comments | Search Discussion
    Click this button to post a comment to this story
    The options below will change how the comments display
    Threshold:
    Check box to change your default comment view
    The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
    ICANN and V$ .COM Deal Getting Wide Support
    by Anonymous on Monday November 21 2005, @01:33PM (#16531)
    ICANN and V$ .COM Deal Getting Wide Support

    ICANN and V$ Executives must be preparing to eat
    very well this Thanksgiving. Bonuses for ICANN
    employees this year are expected to be in the
    six figure range, above all of their other perks.

    The recent "deals" are getting wide-spread
    support from people that matter. Here are some
    samples:

    http://forum.icann.org/lists/set tlement-comments/msg00048.html

    Subject: Rick White Comment on ICANN-VeriSign Settlement
    "The settlement of differences between ICANN and VeriSign is a good thing for
    the future of the Internet.  Today, there is a very real effort underway to
    have the United Nations or another global body take over control of this
    incredible communications and commerce medium. While it may be
    well-intentioned, that would be a terrible mistake for a system that is used
    and relied on by over a billion people worldwide.  The current framework of
    operation -- while not without its weaknesses -- works just fine.   This
    agreement shows that the Internet community has matured and it will help
    ICANN improve its effectiveness as the technical coordinator of Internet
    operations."

    Ours is an exciting industry, still very much in its infancy, and still very much requiring a robust dedication to the continued development of the infrastructure, new services, and new opportunities. The climate for continued investment of our governing agencies and valued industry providers is essential, and must be preserved. Not only are we, as varied providers within the industry, better served by that which best preserves the perceived valuation of our goods and services, but, the end user, our customer, equally is a beneficiary of a more vibrant and capable constituency. This will better position our industry to infuse resources into the creation of an ever improving and enriched international environment in which the customer can best function, and be better served.

    To this end, Stargate believes the recent announcements of proposed fee increases both by the governing agency ICANN, and the registry Verisign has merit. Stargate respects its industry peers, and continues to agree on a mandate for an open, candid, and ethical relationship at all levels of our industry.

    Gary Chaffin
    CEO
    Stargate Holdings Corp.
    ICANN Accredited Registrar
    http://www.stargate.com
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    "Ethical Relationships All Round??"
    by TommyTenko on Wednesday November 23 2005, @07:58AM (#16537)
    User #4225 Info
    Both ICANN and V$'s thanks-giving tables will be abundant with food and ICANN executives will recieve healthy bonuses this time round.
    The main point, as Gary Chaffin, Stargate, so eloquently makes, is that both V$ and ICANN have smoked the peace pipe and this should only benifit the internet community.

    This does not solve the problem of ICANN's internals with rogue Board members, which is a never ending story. A lack of disipline within the Board continues along with some members openly supporting the .XXX debarcle and much infighting going on.

    I think that it will take more than a peace pipe, but some strict corporate governments to solve this problem.
    While Garry states "Stargate respect's it's industry peers and continues to agree on a mandate for an open, candid and ethical relationship at all levels of our industry", I would like to hear his opinion on what he thinks of ICANN's divided Board involvement with the .XXX movement.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]


    Search ICANNWatch.org:


    Privacy Policy: We will not knowingly give out your personal data -- other than identifying your postings in the way you direct by setting your configuration options -- without a court order. All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 by ICANNWatch.Org. This web site was made with Slashcode, a web portal system written in perl. Slashcode is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
    You can syndicate our headlines in .rdf, .rss, or .xml. Domain registration services donated by DomainRegistry.com