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    Re: EU Cool To Rapid, Radical Changes in ICANN
    by Anonymous on Saturday March 23 2002, @10:43PM (#5526)
    The EU folks appear to be allowing themselves to be deceived.

    The second paragraph of their "Background" states:

    ICANN is essentially a consensus-based model, depending on the continuing and voluntary support and involvement of the key private-sector actors in the Internet world-wide. Its original mandate - to facilitate technical co-ordination in order to ensure the continued stability of the Internet - was deliberately narrow..

    ICANN has never operated by "consensus". Instead ICANN has allowed most of its decisions to be made by a small group of insiders. In many instances the decision that was made was clearly contrary to any objective measure of "consensus".

    In addition, ICANN has never followed a narrow technical coordination mandate. ICANN has, in fact, done little during in its four years of existance that could be called "technical coordination". Instead, ICANN has been engaged almost exclusively in the creation of economic and business policies that have no relationship to technical coordination.
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