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    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

    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

    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
    Stargate Holdings Corp.
    ICANN Accredited Registrar
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    "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.
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