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    Re: A Genuinely Non-Profit and Open .org
    by Anonymous on Monday June 17 2002, @07:00AM (#7227)
    Carl Malamud and Peter Vixie are far too much Internet Veteran and too well informed about the real prospects to spent their time on a bid without any serious chance.

    Conspiracy-thinking as demonstrated in the comment above - e.g. decisions have already been made - is not a smart guidance for any judgement. Simpler explanations do exist.

    With these unfounded remarks you start to disqualify yourself for the casual observer.
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    Re: A Genuinely Non-Profit and Open .org by Anonymous
    Re: A Genuinely Non-Profit and Open .org
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Monday June 17 2002, @07:26AM (#7228)
    User #3240 Info | http://www.icannwatch.org/
    Malamud and Vixie (Paul, not Peter. I'm Peter) are utopians in this instance. They are the old guard who think that they know better and are counting on ICANN to agree.

    They are sadly mistaken.

    Nobody more than I would like to see them win the bid. Although I'm not a technical person (I'm what you might call a policy wonk, I believe), I have great respect for both gentlemen.

    For the casual observer, therefore, allow me to re-qualify myself.

    Unfortunately, if my sources are to be believed, and I do believe them, ICANN is watching out for their own financial interests this time around. They realize that by giving it to Afilias, they not only gain a compliant revenue stream, but also aid in propping up a failing .INFO registry. Two birds, as they do say. The revenue from .ORG is considerable, and ICANN desires a paying source already in line.

    Beyond that, by giving it to ISOC, ICANN creates a ready made and rather beholden consensus giving body with many members. Members, I should point out, who belong to ISOC, not ICANN, as ICANN cannot have members as such. Once brought into the fold, the ISOC membership gives ICANN the ability to point, smile, and claim consensus on any future decisions it makes.

    ++Peter
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