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    "I wonder what Reagan would think of ICANN?"
    by Anonymous on Monday July 23 2007, @08:29PM (#16960)
    One of the ICANN chosen people asked[1]:
    "I wonder what Reagan would think of ICANN?"

    Reagan would probably note that one of the ways
    that he beat the Soviets was to spend them to
    their demise. Misinformation was used to keep
    the Soviets running in circles, chasing rainbows
    in outer space. It is very expensive to chase
    rainbows.

    The Clinton's ICANN spends money like water.
    The staff grows and does little or nothing
    but collect a check. They play in cyberspace
    for six figure incomes. Some sit on the beach
    in Hawaii, and laugh all the way to the bank.
    Only chosen people are put on staff of course.
    That is the same way that the Soviets made sure
    a small percentage of the population was "happy"
    and did not complain.

    Don't ask for a tour of the ICANN offices when
    you meet in LA in the Fall. The staff works
    from the beach of course. You will not need
    to venture past the LA Airport. Actually, there
    is no reason to go there unless you want to
    see some big Cerf lovefest where people kiss
    his ring for providing them with a free ride.

    If you want to see a strong parallel to ICANN
    venture down to Cuba. It is run the same way.
    Castro, like Cerf, doles out money to the chosen
    ones and a small part of the population lives
    very well. As with ICANN, you are not allowed
    to ask any questions. It is a dictatorship,
    pure and simple. Cerf may leave in the Fall,
    but he will still run the show. Reagan would
    see that instantly. Reagan knew the LA game.

    Verisign of course funds and runs ICANN. They
    do not want any competition unless they are
    first in line. ICANN ensures them that in
    return for funding. People are fools to believe
    that they have any say or input to the ICANN
    processes.

    Verisign is well aware of what the next phase
    will be. They will flush the Clinton's ICANN
    unless the Clintons return to DC. If the Clintons
    return, you will see more and more ICANNs.
    If the Clintons do not return, then Verisign
    and Microsoft will flush ICANN as a bad dream.
    Maybe ICANN will move to Australia and leave
    the USA alone. Don't count on it, Reagan is not
    likely to return.

    Prepare for the Clinton's return, and many
    many ICANNs. Your money is their money and
    their money is their money, it is very simple.
    Open your wallets and start writing checks.

    ----
    [1]"Domain names are harmless (except in the overheated brains of a few trademark lawyers.)

    It is interesting, indeed it is appalling, that it is easier to get past the regulatory hurdles to start a new airline than it is to get past ICANN to start a new top level domain.

    I'm not a fan of Ronald Reagan. But he knew a bloated bureaucracy when he saw one. I wonder what Reagan would think of ICANN?"
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