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    Re: Leading House Members Weigh In -- And They're
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 14 2002, @09:03AM (#5291)
    Questions that Congress should ask ICANN in the upcoming hearings.

    1. How can the Lynn proposal be accepted without violating the MOU's mandate to allow meaningful participation by the At-Large community (meaningful means we have a SAY in policy).

    2. Why has ICANN not provided for elections for At-Large board seats this year?

    3. There are several thousand operational TLDs out there in the Inclusive Namespace that have been operating for years. They are beyond proof-of-concept. They operate real registries and have been doing so for years. What won't you recommend their addition to the USG root?

    4. Please explain how you justified selecting .BIZ as one of the seven new TLDs when this TLD was already in use by AtlanticRoot. Please explain how this is not a violation of the MOU provision that states that no action on the part of ICANN will harm any person or organization.

    5. One of the major, MAJOR requirements is that ICANN support and maintain the stability of the internet. Selecting a colliding TLD is about the most
    de-stabilizing thing that anyone can do. How do you explain your decision?

    6. In fact, isn't the REAL reason you chose .BIZ was because you wanted any ISPs that had switched to Inclusive Namespace roots to have to make a
    tough decision because of customer complaints about not being able to access "real" .BIZ addresses. In fact, wansn't this just a scheme to crush
    the competition?

    7. Isn't ICANN really a monopoly that is protecting the narrow business interests of a few companies and organization who have packed the Board in an
    undemocratic capture that violates the ICANN bylaws and the MOU with the US Government?

    8. In light of all of ICANN's transgressions, can you give a good reason why we (USG) should not retain control over the roots? Can you give us a reason why
    we shouldn't terminate the MOU with ICANN and look to form a successor organization that will honor the contract that they made with us?

    Thats for starters. Others, please have at it.
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    Wired.com article on hearings
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Thursday March 14 2002, @11:47AM (#5301)
    User #4 Info | http://www.discourse.net/
    Declan McCullagh, Congress to Enter ICANN Fray
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    Re: Leading House Members Weigh In -- And They're
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday March 15 2002, @07:01AM (#5315)
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    Coverage from newsbytes. -g
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