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    Re: ICANN Hearing Reactions
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 13 2002, @06:37AM (#7150)
    Sounds like a big fat ZERO for any meaningful reform.

    Sounds like Karl Auerbach came off like a meek douchebag.

    Sounds like there is still no accountability, not even to the government.

    Sounds like you'd better be on ICANN's team, 'cause it sounds like Hans and the boys will be around for awhile.
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    Re: ICANN Hearing Reactions
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 13 2002, @08:44AM (#7152)
    I was not impressed with Nancy Victory's (representing DoC) rather hands-off "gee, this all just kind of happened and the Internet has changed so much since 1998" philosophy. It might as well have been Stuart Lynn talking.

    All the "experts" agree that ICANN is dysfunctional yet no one wants to look in the mirror and take accountability, both past and future potential. In light of ICANN's plea for help (i.e. reform) it would be nice to see DoC proclaim some responsibility for past and future potential. Just merely pointing back to the contents of the White Paper was disappointing. Nancy Victory was disappointing. I saw no leadership from her and thus DoC other than "we are gonna be a watchin". Well, what have you been doing for three years? She (DoC) would not even commit to what specific criteria - or measurement - that would be specifically "watched" for the next 3 months (other than ICANN showing ability to operate as professional organization) . Woohoo...way to go Nancy. That's some real strong language there. Exactly which parts of the White Paper are you going to be measuring between now and the end of September? Well, this hasn't exactly been determined by DoC, it seems....just continue to make it up as you go and just 'hope' without any real defined criteria for measurement.
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    International Investigation into ICANN
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Thursday June 13 2002, @11:48AM (#7163)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/
    I don't know how relevant it is but, here in the UK, the DTI (Dept. of Trade & Industry) is currently conducting an investigation into the workings and practices of ICANN.

    There's a link to their feedback site, and others, at http://www.ad2000d.com/udrpreform.html
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    UK DTI Seeks Last Minute Feedback for Investigatio
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Friday June 14 2002, @02:42AM (#7169)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/

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    Re: ICANN Hearing Reactions
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday June 14 2002, @11:07AM (#7182)
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    Joe Sims responds, after a fashion, to Michael Geist (on the politech list of Declan McCullagh, who BTW has just announced he has left WiReD for CNET). Sims response is his typical obfuscation. He begins by proposing to address the criticism of ICANN lack of transparency, then fails completely to address it at all, instead pointing out that as governments, unlike ICANN, have guns and armies, they are good friends to have. Sims response isn't entirely off target, governments are also old hands at lack of transparency. -g
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