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    Re: ICANN Closes Most Popular Comment Forum
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday March 21 2002, @05:33AM (#5475)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    "Commonsense dictates that if you want to put the spotlight on a person, you go straight for their .com!"

    ...if you want to imply that your site is trying to make money off of that person, that is.

    There actually are a few UDRP decisions that imply that the panelists are sometimes more willing to accept the legitimacy of the use of somebody's name in a domain for the purpose of commentary or criticism when it's in a TLD that doesn't imply that it's a commercial site.
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    Re: ICANN Closes Most Popular Comment Forum by dtobias
    Re: ICANN Closes Most Popular Comment Forum
    by Richard_Henderson on Thursday March 21 2002, @08:24AM (#5481)
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    Thanks Dan

    I see what you're saying now.

    Anyway, I'm not posting anymore on my methods / use of domains - but thanks for your advice.

    What concerns me is the issues that have gone unexplained and unanswered.

    In answer to an earlier thread, if I was Vint or Stuart's attorney, I would tell them to shut up and say nothing about these issues.

    But the fact remains that that isn't open and transparent governance.

    They should have NOTHING to hide or stay silent about.

    They and ICANN should be working in openness and dialogue in the interests of the worldwide public, and they should disclose ALL ICANN's financial details, and they should disclose ALL transactions and discussions to ALL their Directors, and notify Directors of meetings in good time, and they should uphold contracts, and police their implementation (calling them in if broken), and they should cease to give accreditation to registrars who have broken the rules, acted fraudulently and deceived the consumer.

    In short, ICANN should exist for the worldwide internet public, and NOT for itself, or for the community of registrars with whom it colludes and interacts.

    ICANN should not be opaque. It should be transparent.

    Fred Upton's subcommittee on telecommunications and the internet would do well to question the lack of openness, and lack of day-to-day accountability. It should also question why ICANN has left unexplained so many aspects of the New TLD roll-outs, and the concerns over flimsy Sunrise procedures, and the concerns over conflicts of interest which saw Afilias executives and directors break the very rules they agreed to in the first place. They should also get some administrative staff to analyse the detail of the Public Forum recently closed...

    ...because they will discover documented breaches of trust, and a clear record of ICANN's failure to intervene or respond to fair and reasoned concerns.
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