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    ICANN has a Serious Problem on it's Hands
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 10 2001, @08:26AM (#3517)
    ICANN has a Serious Problem on it's Hands

    Open and transparent is fine, but, does that mean
    that any random human can walk in off the street,
    with very little experience, and start making
    statements that people are supposed to consider ?

    It appears that ICANN is going to have to start
    limiting the participation to people who can pass
    a basic test in "technical coordination of the Internet".
    It would be interesting to see what questions would
    be on such a test and whether the ICANN Board
    would be able to pass.

    At some point the commercial companies with a
    vested interest in the DNS industry will have to
    withdraw from ICANN. It is clear that more and
    more people have less and less experience. It is
    not useful to listen to 15 crying children yelling
    "I want my .WEB"
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    You have a Serious Problem....
    by Gregory_Krajewski on Saturday November 10 2001, @09:30AM (#3531)
    User #2940 Info
    I highly doubt ICANN will listen to me. They have their constinuency members, the DNSO, etc...

    I am someone with a vested interest in the internet, so that does qualify me as someone who can articulate an opinion....Personally I think those who post "anonymously" should not get to even voice an opinion, but this is a free country!

    If you have a problem with that I suggest you take it up with the ICANN board during their next meeting...

    Btw: I am not speaking for dot web or it's supporters here....I am speaking on behalf of those individuals who share my view.....
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