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    Andy Mueller-Maguhn Says ICANN Is 'Fucking Up the Internet' | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 7 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Andy Mueller-Maguhn Says ICANN Is 'Fucking Up
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 19 2002, @10:29PM (#9286)
    The net and its users get screwed. And Jones Day gets the money.
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    Re: Andy Mueller-Maguhn Says ICANN Is 'Fucking Up
    by Anonymous on Friday September 20 2002, @03:39AM (#9288)
    It seemed to me that Mr. Mueller-Maguhn was placing more blame upon DoC than ICANN (where ICANN is just the invented tool). Though I would agree that much of the accountability for the ICANN entity as it exists today rests with DoC, I believe Mr. Mueller-Maguhn is so anti-US that it clouds his thinking.

    To me, the unfortunate occurrence has been that the ICANN entity has been allowed to be captured by small groups using the very structure that was supposed to safeguard against this. DoC has stood by and watched for reasons probably legal in nature and beyond my abilities to explain. But what it seems that Mr. Mueller-Maguhn conveniently ignores is that the reason is he able to speak today as an authoritative individual about ICANN is because DoC incorporated a mechanism of representation into the process.

    Instead of using this mechanism for the spirit of what it was intended to the best of his ability (see Karl Auerbach) and seemingly for what he believes in (and thus elected for), his term now nears an end and all he can do is bash US influence (where the Internet is concerned and elsewhere when possible to correlate). Well, that's very fashionable. I am personally not certain that he ever understood the purpose of the election mechanism and why it existed. Just my thoughts from the peanut gallery.

    Ray Fassett
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