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    Re: I.C.A.N.N
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Sunday June 16 2002, @11:14PM (#7222)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/
    I used to assume I.C.A.N.N stood for International Corporation for Administration of Names and Numbers but, of course, I now know it doesn't!

    Why don't we just cut all the crap, verbose talk and talk-back and get back to the basics of what this is all about?

    (i) ICANN should - no, MUST - be administered Globally (ie, Internationally), with participation for ALL Internet-utilising countries

    (ii) ICANN should - no, MUST - be non-profit making

    (iii) ICANN should - no, MUST - not be allowed to employ biased or partisan outside agencies or lawyers to act or speak on its behalf

    (iv) ICANN should - no, MUST - allow ALL Internet Users and Domain Name Holders (both small, big and medium) to have at least some SAY in how the organisation is run

    (v) ICANN should - no, MUST - let the ENTIRE Internet Community (ie, ALL those who wish to be involved and play their part) have their own UNIVERSALLY-ELECTED COMMITTEE/COUNCIL that would ratify, review and/or approve new Legislation or amendments of Policy, and also conduct Appeals upon request of grass-root Internet Users

    Will ICANN let all this happen?

    NO WAY

    So how can we make sure it happens?

    GET RID OF ICANN AND REPLACE THEM WITH A NEW DEMOCRATIC GLOBAL ADMINISTRATION, or FORCE THEM TO CHANGE (fat chance!)

    Or is it me and I'm simplifying things too much??
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