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    Re:Pick up the phone!
    by Anonymous on Sunday April 22 2007, @05:58AM (#16945)
    No offense Kieren, but your naivete is probably one reason you were chosen for the postition you now hold.

    Back in 2000 when Mike Roberts, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Esther Dyson, and those of their ilk were running the big show, true motives were never publicized. For instance, Image Online Design's application for .web was turned down at that time, because of Esther Dyson spewing nonsense like, "I don't like their (IOD's) business model." Meanwhile, behind closed doors, out of public earshot, Mike Roberts was more candid when asked if IOD had a snowball's chance in hell to have their application approved; "They (IOD) sued John Postel for Christ-sake."

    Kieren, ICANN has spoken out of both sides of its mouth for years, and it seems as though you've been hired because you're a fresh face with some street credibility. But please don't come wagging fingers at skeptics who for years have been watching a vindictive, arrogant ICANN deliver the DNS into the lap of the TM lobby.

    Before you tell us now wonderfully transparent ICANN now is, you should probably start digging into decisions made 7 years ago by the likes of Esther Dyson, who, in all her wisdom, took the application for .air and single-handedly changed it to .aero, telling the applicant (who shelled out $50,000.00 application fee for .air) to take it or leave it.
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    Re:Pick up the phone! by Anonymous
    Re:Pick up the phone!
    by Kieren McCarthy on Sunday April 22 2007, @09:05PM (#16947)
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    Here we go again. Trying to rile me personally before embarking on a tedious moan about what ICANN did in the past. And all written under rather childish anonymity.

    Is this is the quality of your input, I'd not be in the least surprised if it was disregarded.

    When are people going to grow up a bit and start working on solutions rather than moaning about the old days from the touchlines? Let it go.

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