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    IOD to ICANN: Whatever You Say (as long as we're in) | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 151 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: IOD to ICANN: Whatever You Say (as long as we'
    by Anonymous on Friday July 13 2001, @06:46AM (#1298)
    http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2780130,00.html

    eWeek: I'm sure you're aware of the growing amount of alternative domain names being tried—companies like New.net, with .shop, and many others. How much of a threat are these, first of all to ICANN's authority, and also to the growth of the Web?

    Lynn: Well, we don't think it's a threat to ICANN's authority at all. ICANN's authority is well-rooted in the community and the way we're established. We're here for the public interest—to support the public interest. What we do, including how we state the introduction of new TLDs, always has that public interest in mind and community in mind. We can't prevent anyone else from engaging in alternative roots for their own private gain. But we should understand that it is not something that is directed to the public interest.

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    Re: IOD to ICANN: Whatever You Say (as long as we'
    by ldg on Tuesday July 17 2001, @12:55AM (#1421)
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    Dontcha love it when someone says "trust me?"

    Lynn says, "We're here for the public interest—to support the public interest. What we do, including how we state the introduction of new TLDs, always has that public interest in mind and community in mind. We can't prevent anyone else from engaging in alternative roots for their own private gain. But we should understand that it is not something that is directed to the public interest."

    Well, give me a break. Every time I hear "what's good for the corporations is good for the public," I gag. Someone please tell me where I can find a lack of intent for private gain anywhere in the ICANN framework? NSI/Verisign? IBM? MCI/Worldcom? Neulevel? Afilias?

    Now show me where the UDRP is for the public good as opposed to the private gain of the IP industry?

    Now, please point out where the small registries in the other roots (most of which either charge very little or nothing for domain names) are in it for self serving motives.

    There is nothing wrong with making a profit on services rendered. What is so wrong with the ICANN picture is hypocrisy, greed, lust for power and misleading the public. Deliberate breaking the DNS just to make the point that they have the power to do so should be ample proof that ICANN is not there for the public good.

    Problem is that by the time the public awakens to the fact that they have been bilked, it will be too late.

    Watch the tanks, now. They've begun to roll down the street.
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