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    Re: The other shoe drops, II (or III, ...)
    by Anonymous on Friday October 26 2001, @06:56AM (#3177)

    Before ICANN was formed, Magaziner made sure
    that Australia was on-board to make the thing
    look international. The GAC was their tool of
    clueless people nodding approval, about topics
    they had little experience. All the GAC members
    knew was that they would eventually get some
    TLDs as payment.

    The payments have now begun.
    .EU will be next, followed by all of the players
    who are living off their TLD revenue flows for
    doing almost nothing. It is all just part of the
    digerati retirement program constructed by the
    insiders who happened to be at the right place
    and the right time.

    Mike Roberts delivered .EDU in a similar manner.

    Watch for all of the ex-DOC people to now pop
    up with lucrative TLDs.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .UNION Anyone ?
    by Anonymous on Friday October 26 2001, @06:58AM (#3178)
    [Nc-tlds] Friday's dot union briefing
    ... I said that ICANN would be deciding ... Becky Burr and Mark Bohannon from DOC then ... Why
    does the DOC make presentations, telling us what the ...
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: The other shoe drops, II (or III, ...)
    by Anonymous on Friday October 26 2001, @07:46PM (#3189)

    ICANN needed at least one ccTLD agreement
    signed going in to the upcoming meeting. They
    can now point to that and force the other
    ccTLDs to sign and pay up.

    ccTLDs who do not toe the line, will be removed
    from the legacy root servers.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: The other shoe drops, II (or III, ...)
    by Anonymous on Saturday October 27 2001, @09:04AM (#3197)

    "GAC is also aware that many governments that may have a concern about the registration of their country names in .info are not yet aware of these developments. Furthermore, registration of a domain name tends to create expectations of continuing use by Registrants. In the circumstances, the GAC's advice sought to avoid conflict between such expectations and the expressed interest of a number of countries to ensure that country names are used in the interests of the general public in the country concerned."

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