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    Re: Name Rights Battle Take a New Turn, Part 2: Th
    by Mueller ({mueller} {at} {syr.edu}) on Sunday October 14 2001, @07:48AM (#2894)
    User #2901 Info | http://istweb.syr.edu/~mueller/

    No, that was the old ICANN, which was seeking legitimacy. The new ICANN has discovered that achieving legitimacy means letting lots of people play in its sandbox. It has decided that it doesn't want members or public participation, so it uses agenda items like "security" NOT to attract the attention of the public and draw people to its meetings, but to discourage them from attending and to keep harlmessly occupied those who persist in showing up. It will be much happier when all its meetings are outside the USA, as they will be next year, because fewer troublemakers will be able to show up.
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    Re: Name Rights Battle Take a New Turn, Part 2: Th by Mueller
    Re: Name Rights Battle Take a New Turn, Part 2: Th
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 14 2001, @08:32AM (#2898)

    Now that the ISOC/IETF and ICANN insiders have
    their .INFO TLD, they can retire on the millions of
    dollars they will extract from consumers.
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    Re: Name Rights Battle Take a New Turn, Part 2: Th
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 14 2001, @09:22AM (#2910)

    1. You are ICANN, you are on the Names Council.

    2. ICANN likely does not want a lot of people
    coming to the meetings now because the ICANN
    Board might be embarrassed by their poor TLD
    results. The ICANN Board can try to save face
    by blaming it all on 9/11. With or without 9/11,
    the ICANN TLDs have been a travesty.

    3. Most people no longer would waste their time
    and money traveling to ICANN meetings. ICANN will
    have to pay them to come. That is what the new
    approach is all about. ICANN will now be paying
    people (as with the ALSC) to attend.

    4. ICANN will also likely have to pay companies to
    be ALLLOWED to access their TLDs. Why would a
    company like New.Net allow ICANN to use their TLDs
    and customer base for free ?

    5. ICANN will likely become like PBS, yes, it has
    some interesting shows, but most people watch
    ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, etc. Only narrow-minded
    people claim to only watch PBS. ICANN will continue
    to attract narrow-minded people who only use a
    few TLDs.
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