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    Re: Hmmmm
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday October 12 2001, @08:21PM (#2863)
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    I fully expect ICANN to be fighting an increasing number of legal battles, not all of them frivolous, perhaps to the point of paralysis. IANAL but I suspect that IOD would have a decent case to be at least rewarded the return of their $50k and related costs of applying. It was so clearly an unfair process to even outside uneffected persons like myself that a process of discovery would almost certainly turn up all manner of incriminating information.

    I admit to being a little puzzled why IOD hasn't gone the legal route, I suspect they figured they'd be better off waiting for the next round, which might be a good strategy for the present time. Eventually though, it may become apparent that that next round won't happen, or will be similarily skewed against IOD, and I imagine there might also be some statute of limitations after which they could no longer sue. Christopher Ambler played by ICANN's rules, ICANN didn't. That may yet have its day in court, it is possible that even the threat of such would cause ICANN to cut them a special deal. Doing so would be wrong and against ICANN's principles, but ICANN does everything wrong and without principle, so what's one more or less. -g

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