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    Re: Wall Street Journal on ITU (and ICANN)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday October 22 2002, @05:28AM (#9801)
    If Neustar does not have its .US registry agreement with ICANN, why is it expected that other ccTLD administrators should? The idea is simply coordination...the registry operator being "coordinated" - whether individual or approved government entity - should be of little consequence to ICANN. Sovereign governments are free to take whatever action they feel necessary to administer its ccTLD away from an individual if they so chose. It's not ICANN's business and contracts are not going to stop such action. As far as I know, Neustar does not have a contract with ICANN to administer .US nor has ICANN ever had a contract regarding the administration (or regulation) of the .US TLD. .US resolved just fine before ICANN, during ICANN, and will after ICANN. Same for the other ccTLD's. It's not that hard. Governments (with a military) can regulate their ccTLD any time they feel like it, something the ITU seems to fully comprehend. Language in contracts that dictate regulatory requirements outside of simple bookkeeping duties is not going to change this. Why the private corporation ICANN continues to try this approach in achieving cooperative agreements is beyond me. Under its reform proposal, it is creating this mirage that somehow governments will be approving this, that, or the other regulatory feature (and if they don't, ICANN Board can vote whatever policy they want in lieu of consensus). It's a mirage. It won't work. ICANN cannot be a regulator. Not even the USG is willing to go down this road with ICANN specifically regarding its ccTLD.
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    Re: Wall Street Journal on ITU (and ICANN)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday October 22 2002, @11:28AM (#9803)
    Democracy is too important to entrust to the people.
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    Re: Wall Street Journal on ITU (and ICANN)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday October 22 2002, @06:50PM (#9808)
    This is remniscent of World War II on the eastern front - Nazi Germany vs. Stalinist Russia. The ITU exudes aggresive expansion while ICANN (The Cerf Regime) is desperately gaurding its fief in an attept to preserve power.

    -- Anion
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