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    Re: So who would you chose?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday September 25 2002, @07:38AM (#9387)
    Seriously folks, I don't mind bitching and moaning, as long as you have something constructive to add (besides we hate ICANN). So you don't like the choice of ISOC because their Board members are part of the 11,000 members of the Internet Society. And you have some legitimate concerns about awarding .Org to a new company whose sole purpose is to administer that TLD for other non-profit organizations. ETC.

    So as usual, it turns out to be just another silly bash-fest against ICANN without any real purpose. When .Biz, .Info, .Name etc were awarded, non of those respective companies existed (or if they did, it was only on paper, which was later amended to reflect reality). Now those little fish have their infrastructures in place. Do you give it to Neustar? Now then you would have something to piss about. Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire. Already a Verisign want to be, just look what they've done for .us, or their fighting with Congress over following through on their promise for .kids. Any of this sound familar. GNR may have been a viable option, but .Name hasn't exactly sprung out of the gate, and I think its quite possible that the size of .org might overrun their physical and monetary resources.

    So, handing it over to an organization comprised of a new, non-profit administrative front-end, and an established back-end seems like a pretty good option. Thoughts?
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    Re: So who would you chose? by Anonymous
    Re: So who would you chose?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday September 25 2002, @07:50AM (#9388)
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    Many (probably all) of the bids that didn't make the final cut have more substance than PIR, some of them are also non-profit (and can, and have, more readily proved it). And PIR's established back-end is Afilias, already an establishment of ill-repute. One can hardly wait to see what games they'll now play with .org. I'm not anti-ISOC, they may do as decent a job as any of the others, but the whole process was just another act in ICANN's theatre of the absurd. -g
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