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    Re: ICANN Closes Most Popular Comment Forum
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Tuesday March 19 2002, @08:11AM (#5399)
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    As far as ICANN scandals go, I put this one well down the list. ICANN is now in the process of evaluating the new TLDs (in fact it is overdue in that task, like just about everything else). I fail to see why those wishing to post can't just move over to this more appropriate forum that has been up for some time.

    M. Stuart Lynn, while discussing the NTEPPTF at Accra, said that 42 comments had been received, of which 2 were on-topic. Sadly, the signal to noise ratio of the just closed forum wasn't much better. Certainly, much good information has come out of there, I said so myself here on ICANNWatch 7 months ago, but it's time to move on, or over.

    Or off ICANN entirely, seeing as they never respond (and probably don't read) their own forums, that also could be looked at as a solution, and would disable ICANN from pulling the plug, at least by that method. I'm assuming that amongst the many posters to that forum who are speculators (who generate most of the noise), there must be someone with a domain that could be put to use. -g

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    Re: ICANN Closes Most Popular Comment Forum
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Tuesday March 19 2002, @01:13PM (#5412)
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    Some may, but in fact it's the thirtieth forum that ICANN has closed, at least five of which were set up to deal with new TLDs. I posted to some of them and wasn't surprised (or disenfranchised) when they were closed. It's also not surprising that this one has also reached the end of its role, as the new TLDs have all now more or less been approved. However, the new TLD process is still being evaluated, and that forum is still open. As much of the discussion of the just closed forum was to do with evaluating the rollout of new TLDs it was arguably going on in the wrong place anyway, as M. Stuart Lynn then couldn't have made the claim in Accra that I mention above.

    I suspect that ICANN may well shut down all those forums, M. Stuart Lynn hinted as much when he called them a joke, but with the heat they're taking right now they may wait awhile. If/when they do that, I'd be more in agreement that discussion is being stifled. But, like the NetSol domain policy list (which didn't even leave archives when it went away), if you're going to hold pointed discussions in the belly of the beast, eventually you can expect to be expelled. -g

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    But don't get me wrong
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Tuesday March 19 2002, @01:49PM (#5413)
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    That record by Richard Henderson of some of the useful posts on that forum is really quite impressive. I'm glad he's posted it on the still open forum. If there ever comes a day of reckoning the question can be asked why ICANN never dealt with any of these problems even though they had received repeated notification of them. -g
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