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    Procedure for passing concerns to ICANN
    by BenEdelman on Friday September 27 2002, @10:00AM (#9437)
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    Anonymous wrote:

    Are you serious? Ben, put down the crack pipe for a second and visit ICANN's New TLD Evaluation public comment forum. It's perforated with dozens and possibly hundreds of VALID, important, pleading posts ... pleading for ICANN (or anyone) to do something about clear-cut cases of fraud perpetrated by Afilias and ICANN-accredited registrars. Those comments represent enormous "community consensus", including Richard Hendersen's succinct, documented allegations. To this day, ICANN remains silent about this, and for that matter, so do you. And these documented cases of fraud, impropriety and fleecing of domain name buyers is certainly many times more egregious than a few thousand non-conforming .biz registrations.

    Giving the ICANN board and staff the benefit of the doubt -- perhaps someone going to Shanghai can present an oral comment to the board describing the problems known to date and requesting some clarity as to the right way to move forward here. I'd certainly be pleased to present such a comment if I were going to Shanghai. (I'm not, for lack of travel funding.)

    My instinct as to procedure here is that the NC might properly ultimately pass a resolution on the subject -- reflecting discussions within each constituency and in the GA. Certainly a clear motion in the GA couldn't hurt.

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    Procedure for passing concerns to ICANN by BenEdelman
    Re: Procedure for passing concerns to ICANN
    by Anonymous on Friday September 27 2002, @10:31AM (#9439)
    Big deal, If I was going to Shanghai, I would also step up to the public forum mic and scream into it for the full one minute of allotted time. Like you, I'm not going to Shanghai.

    "My instinct as to procedure here is that the NC might properly ultimately pass a resolution on the subject -- reflecting discussions within each constituency and in the GA. Certainly a clear motion in the GA couldn't hurt." - B.E.

    Too vague, "might" only means maybe, and "ultimately" means sometime between now and some non-specific date (perhaps years) in the future. Is that the best we can hope for in the case of blatant fraud prepetrated over the past year? If so, then the system is seriously broken, and any issues so unimportant as a few thousand non-conforming .biz reg's should be immediately put on the back burner until the more serious, compelling matters are addressed.

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    Re: Procedure for passing concerns to ICANN
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday September 28 2002, @08:28AM (#9449)
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    We can't do oral because ICANN in its infinite wisdom took away the Berkman coverage. There was no community consensus that new TLD operators police registrations, that was the IP folks (who else would want that?) and anything they want is taken (and sold to us) as consensus. -g
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