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    Re: ICANN's 'Offshore Strategy'?
    by Anonymous on Sunday March 24 2002, @07:40PM (#5533)
    ICANN meets out of the US and does not hold a US annual meeting. ICANN distances itself from US control and uses its renovation to get more governments involved. Enough, in fact, that ICANN says that it no longer needs the US. The EU, fresh from the new .eu TLD, backs ICANN and warns the US not to exert nationalistic control over the Internet's root servers. ICANN continues to operate as if it were in charge of the roots, but chooses not to have another TLD round, so as to avoid the potentially deadly confrontation of asking DoC to add new TLDs to the root. In its new form, ICANN needs no funding from the US, nor does it need DoC to do anything.

    Standoff.

    This will last for just over 4 more years, at which time the DNS will become irrelevant due to a shift to a new architecture. Verisign will buy the company that invented and coordinates this new architecture, transition all .COM holders to it, and begin selling it.

    By this time, ICANN will have the numbering under its control, which, as we all know, is where the real money is. ICANN will be happy to get out of the naming business.
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    Re: ICANN's 'Offshore Strategy'?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday March 24 2002, @07:42PM (#5534)
    User #2810 Info
    Article V, Section 13 of the Bylaws states in total [emphasis mine]:

    _____________________

    ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CORPORATION

    Annual meetings of the Corporation will be held for the purpose of electing Officers and for the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting. The first annual meeting will be held the last week of September 1999 or on such other date as may be set by the Board. Subsequent annual meetings shall be held as set by the Board not less than ten (10) nor more than thirteen (13) months after the annual meeting held the prior year. In the absence of designation, the annual meeting will be held at the principal office of the Corporation. The annual meeting will be open to the public. If the Board determines that it is practical, the annual meeting should be distributed in real-time and archived video and audio formats on the Internet.

    _____________________

    As the last annual meeting ended November 15, 2001, the next would have to take place by approximately December 15, 2002. It seems to me that the issue of location of the annual general meeting has come up before, with it being suggested that the AGM must be held in California. The above Bylaw states: In the absence of designation, the annual meeting will be held at the principal office of the Corporation. so this doesn't appear to be a requirement of the Bylaws (assuming that by designation they mean, for example, naming Shanghai). However, does California law require that the annual general meeting take place in California? -g

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    Re: ICANN's 'Offshore Strategy'?
    by Anonymous on Monday March 25 2002, @01:33AM (#5535)
    For the year 2002, the ICANN Board has decided to hold three meetings. (http://www.icann.org/meetings/)

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    Does it even matter anymore?
    by Anonymous on Monday March 25 2002, @07:58AM (#5543)
    Years ago ICANN was holding secret meetings. Everyone complained and so they started holding them in public. Everyone seemed really happy that they were allowed to participate in the process. But, then as the years went on ICANN began to show its true face. First they lied a few times and got away with it. Now they just lie right to our faces and laugh at us. We can't do anything to stop these people. They are on a mission from hell to take over the Internet. Meanwhile we sit around with our dicks in our hands and complain about it.
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