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    Re: U.S. Commerce Department renews ICANN MoU for
    by Anonymous on Friday September 20 2002, @06:20AM (#9289)
    Correction: This is the link to the (long) DoC statement.
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    Re: U.S. Commerce Department renews ICANN MoU for
    by Anonymous on Friday September 20 2002, @06:27AM (#9290)
    There's really little of anything new and substantive. Am I alone here (especially after reading DoC's "accompanying statement")? Really, how much can ICANN accomplish in one year, when you take into account vacations, weeks of time spent on planning and traveling to Ghana, China, etc., just to hold a few hours worth of meetings.

    It's a show folks, little more.

    Hans & company just got another free pass for a year. What the DoC is requiring of ICANN seems to be little more than what ICANN already does (or is supposed to do).

    The part about adding new TLDs reads well, but when you think about it, the minimum criteria set for new registries will probably be based on Verisign/Neulevel - sized models, virtually eliminating
    small players, like IOD. After all, "stability" is more important than not shafting the customer, right? I think we all shot ourselves in the foot demanding "minimum criteria" for new registries.

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    Re: Thank you Commerce
    by Anonymous on Friday September 20 2002, @09:58AM (#9299)
    Ha! All the naysayers on this site have been proven wrong once again. Commerce has done the right thing by signing the MOU. Give the reforms a chance to work. Nice job Nancy & Stuart!
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    They forgot the UDRP review
    by isquat on Friday September 20 2002, @03:03PM (#9312)
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    I am amazed that the long overdue and promised review of the UDRP is not mentioned as in need of some speeding up. Then the DOC has only praise for the UDRP. Remarkable, since the statement is quite frank about other shortcomings.
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    Re: U.S. Commerce Department renews ICANN MoU for
    by Anonymous on Friday September 20 2002, @10:08PM (#9314)
    ICANN signed the MoU, not NTIA's press release. If the Department of Commerce really meant what it said, it would have put it into the agreement itself.
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    Re: U.S. Commerce Department renews ICANN MoU for
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday September 21 2002, @06:34AM (#9320)
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    Coverage from WiReD and the NY Times [may require free signup]. There's more, but they're recycling the same bathwater. When someone hacks the root this year and the net crashes for a few hours (which equates to $billions in losses) the USG will announce that it is tickled pink that ICANN has seen fit to create a security advisory committee (so Steve Crocker has some money he can lend to his brother). And you governments that don't like it can suck up to Dr. Paul Twomey, the non-elected and illegitimate head of the GAC, which the USG also thinks is just swell. -g
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