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    Re: Wrong
    by RFassett on Thursday April 11 2002, @03:00AM (#5804)
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    fnord writes: "I blame ICANN for being so slow in rolling out new TLDs, and then making a horrid mess of things when they did (certainly .biz and .info have had more bad press, most of it well-deserved, than all the alt roots and overlays combined). The internet is seeing ICANN as damage and routing around it."

    Well said. ICANN's role is to fulfill its technical mission towards influencing a unique and global namespace that includes competition. It seems to me that if the situation evolved where half the world exclusively use the legacy root and the other half something different, ICANN will believe its mission to be fulfilled in that the legacy root will still be a unique and global namespace. I think this is a statement certain current members of ICANN would endorse, but is just my own conjencture. Whether you view the legacy root as a U.S. resource or a world resource, the bottom line is that ICANN is allowing it to be butchered by implementing artificial restraints outside of its technical mission. We'll see how far this evolves in terms of its global impact upon end-users.
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