You're going to say that everyone supporting ICANN who DOESN'T have a monetary investment in it isn't credible, right?
Not at all. It wasn't a trick question, though that may be because, as Erasmus said, there are some people too stupid to fool. I could hardly use a lack of credibility as an attack when I was already on record as being willing to accept that to a degree. Again, please feel free to provide pointers to any real individuals truly independent of ICANN who support them and we can take it from there.
If the choice is between the ICANN oligarchy and the idiots at old.net and the ORSC, I'll take ICANN in an instant.
Now you are being tricky, or are just unaware that this is a false dichotomy. One needn't choose between them. New.net will also give you ICANN, as will ORSC. And (just to keep this thread from veering entirely off topic) as Karl says, you should be free to make that choice or any permutation thereof.
It seems we have agreed on the main points anyway. ICANN is an oligarchy and it knows what it is doing. It also knows for whom it is doing it, the corporate environment. It cares no more than a rock whom it is doing it to. -g
Note to editors: If modding messages such as the one I am responding to to subzero please feel free to send any of my attached minor flames there to keep them warm. Short of checking your logs, I may even be Anon (is non-identity theft a crime?) in an attempt to speed up the Hegelian dialectic. Just kidding, I'll leave the talking to oneself to Louis. Also, could you cue the band for my imaginary friend.
In one day I've gone from cynical to silly. It's hard not to be silly when you read such as this (before you click, what does bay mean to you?). Those wacky corporate environment folks, they'll even sue to protect the alleged intellectual property about which they admit to being clueless. You couldn't make this stuff up. -g