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    Re: What a day...
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 28 2001, @03:48AM (#3202)

    It is really quite simple. IP Address Allocations are
    like Airspace Allocations. The FAA can tell the
    airlines what lanes they can and will fly in. ICANN
    is chomping at the bit to become the FAA of the
    Internet. What ICANN does not realize is that most
    people have moved to the equivalent of outer space.
    Their FAA mentality does not hold there.

    IP Address Allocations are like munitions, and can
    be restricted from being exported from the U.S.

    Defining what an ISP is, and what ISPs are part of
    the National Infrastructure may be hard. It is easier
    if an ISP is defined as a company that uses the
    ICANN legacy root. All other companies can be
    considered to be private network companies. Their
    operations can not be "nationalized" as easily.

    This is very similar to boat registration in the U.S.
    Some people choose to register their boats at the
    state level and some choose what is called, federal
    documentation, which is handled by the U.S. Coast
    Guard. One of the major differences, which people
    do not know, is that a boat registered at the
    federal level is subject to becoming part of the
    U.S. Government's "fleet" in war time.

    In summary, ICANN will help define what federal-level
    ISPs are and help with the cause to make those
    ISPs part of the Critical Infrastructure. Most of
    the ICANN leaders come from some previous
    government-derived, feed. They know how to
    drink from the tax payer's willingness to pour
    money down their throats.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: What a day...
    by alexander on Sunday October 28 2001, @03:55AM (#3203)
    User #22 Info | http://www.icannchannel.de
    "Moral putrescence", "increasingly dictatorial", "zombie process", "neo-totalitarian cultural politics", "'emergency' usurpation by the structural equivalent of a junta", "authoritarian" -- and then criticizing others for being "pathetically shrill"? Focussing on the issues might be a less counterproductive way of criticism.
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    Re: What a day...
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 28 2001, @04:01AM (#3204)

    You may have missed who Mike Roberts is talking to
    in that message. He is clearly talking to the IETF
    geeks and the other low-lifes who show up at the
    ICANN meetings. He is essentially saying, "Clean
    up your act, you are being watched."

    Mike Roberts is terrified that "the watching" will
    result in serious investigations from high-level
    people about just what has been going on at
    ICANN. He can no longer get away with giving
    some clerk at the U.S. Department of Commerce
    a snow-job about Internet technology.

    Mike Roberts will be able to package himself to
    appear to be a military-like leader. Unfortunately,
    the current "war" is not against people who look
    like General Patton, but instead, against people
    who walk around in robes, like Jesus Christ.

    Mike and Stuart need to "package" the people
    who attend the ICANN meeting and support them.
    Military will be in, robes and sandals will be out.

    Jon Postel did not have fit in the package, you
    now see where he is.
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    Re: What a day...
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 28 2001, @04:12AM (#3205)

    Read the rest of this comment...

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Note: ICANN has completely abandoned new TLDs
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 28 2001, @06:11AM (#3210)

    Note: ICANN has completely abandoned new TLDs

    ICANN is shifting the attention to other discussions

    Is ICANN embarassed that they took $50,000 from
    companies ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    What we need...
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 28 2001, @07:43AM (#3213)
    What we need is a lawsuit against ICANN with sufficient sticking power to last into the discovery phase.

    Then it's all over.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    It is not what you know, but who you know -----
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 28 2001, @08:51AM (#3218)
    "She told me, "Oh, no, Daddy, you don't understand. You don't come to Harvard to study. You come to Harvard to get to know the right people." That's exactly the secret of her success, of course." - Esther Dyson's Father
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    by Anonymous on Monday October 29 2001, @07:56AM (#3237)
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