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    Re: dotcx says 'ICANN Threatens the Stability of t
    by rforno (rforno@infowarrior.org) on Tuesday July 03 2001, @02:06AM (#1056)
    User #2832 Info | www.infowarrior.org
    Let's see - ICANN dragging its feet on a requested action by a member of the Internet community....that's not surprising seeing how they've handled nearly everything else to date... most notably how they've handled/considered/deployed new TLDs. This is sort of surprising from an entity very much pro-business and anti-consumer.

    I wonder how quickly ICANN would act if it was a VRSN or .US registry that asked for a similar update. You can prolly bet that would happen faster than DoC approved their latest shenangigans last month.

    On a side note - we're already seeing Australia becoming a mini Internet censorship/surveillance state, so Michael is correct, they do have their own "agenda" so to speak.

    On a side note, who could .CX appeal to? DoC? I'm still on my first cup of coffee and haven't reasearched it, but what accountability/grievance process is there for folks like .CX to go to, besides the court of world public opinion via the media?

    While competition in the namespace is has in many areas improved the level of service quality of (now) multiple Registrars, ICANN is a legacy brainchild experiment from the Clinton Administration - an Administration that had zero clue about how the net -really- worked. Like so many other Clintonian projects, this one is riddled with problems, conflicts, nebulous charters, back-room dealings, ethical black holes, and truly epitomizes everything about how the previous Administraton worked. One only hopes ICANN doesn't have interns on staff.

    ICANN reminds me of the damn-the-torpedoes and to-hell-with-the-consequences Slim Pickens riding the nuke, waving his hat and shouting "yee haah!" all the way to impact in the movie Dr Strangelove. I don't envy the few voices of reason on the ICANN Board - they're on the bridge of the proberbial Titanic and can do little but hope their efforts from (as minority members on the board) can turn the ship quickly enough to avoid the iceberg.....
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    Re: dotcx says 'ICANN Threatens the Stability of t
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 03 2001, @06:49AM (#1063)

    ICANN will clearly need to hire MORE expensive
    lawyers for its staff. The Names Council will
    probably be able to groom them and supply them.

    ICANN will also need to open at least 5 new offices.

    1. In Switzerland to match the ISOC.
    2. In Australia to control APNIC.
    3. In Africa to provide some nice safari vacations,
    access to cheap diamonds, etc.
    4. In the Middle East to control talks on Oil.
    5. In Japan, because Esther likes to travel.

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    Re: dotcx says 'ICANN Threatens the Stability of t
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 03 2001, @06:53AM (#1064)

    The easiest thing to do is to have ALL of the TLDs
    go through the ICANN accreditation process used
    for the 40-50 TLDs that were not selected and
    to remove those who do not qualify.

    $50,000 per ccTLD will be good ICANN revenue.
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    Re: dotcx says 'ICANN Threatens the Stability of t
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 03 2001, @08:04AM (#1067)
    So ICANN will effective disenfranchise any registrants in .CX when the existing servers go inactive. Now that's stability and reason.
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    Re: dotcx says 'ICANN Threatens the Stability of t
    by Hendrik on Tuesday July 03 2001, @10:02AM (#1070)
    User #2856 Info
    I have been amazed how long it took (multiple years) for Jon Postel acting as IANA to withdraw the .pn (Pitcairn Islands) authority delegation and assign them to another. What I learned from the official documents that were gradually appearing on the web at that time was a far more complex issue than it looked on first sight.

    What I learned also from the .bz discussion is that authority delegation and changes of the ccTLD delegation are not the easy decisions (even already long before ICANN appeared).

    I am not able to judge all the subtleties of .cx from a limited set of posts. The main request is thus. Who keeps a file of all documents circulating around this issue on the Internet and not only the ones that fit his/her political point of view and interests?

    Secondly: using the words stability of the Internet is threatened is surprising to me. Are their some bills not paid for maintaining the existing .cx root server into the air? Are there whois-registries that will be destroyed today?

    I am just pragmatic. As long as .cx is still working and people can reach their correct e-mail address or website under .cx the stability of the Internet is not threatened by the astonishing set of lawyer pains that seemed to slow down every change of ccTLD authority delegation since circa 1996.

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