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    Re: Johnson and Crawford: 'What Joe Sims Doesn't G
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Sunday June 16 2002, @07:06PM (#7219)
    User #3240 Info | http://www.icannwatch.org/
    So let me see if I understand. ICANN is not a government, nor is it a regulator. Yet it has control over a resource, the root, by virtue of the fact that the United States has given ICANN the power to be the sole official suggestor of changes to that resource.

    I cannot go to the United States, by example, and ask that a change be made in the root. I would be told that I have to go through ICANN.

    So ICANN governs and regulates, as it has the power. End of story.

    Or is it?

    If ICANN is not a government, yet they control this resource, and they are not allowing open access, is that not a violation of United States law? Perhaps there's nothing I can do, as I'm not a citizen. But cannot any corporation in the United States make trouble out of this?

    Blast with consensus and openness and transparency. What it seems to be to be is simply a case of unfair business.

    ++Peter
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    Re: Johnson and Crawford: 'What Joe Sims Doesn't G
    by observer (observer) on Sunday June 16 2002, @08:07PM (#7220)
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    You cannot go to the ICANN and ask a change to be made into the root. You would be told to go through the new TLD process by Marilyn Cade, advised by Joe Sims. So Marilyn delays governance and regulation responses, as if she had the powers.

    The root is not a resource it is a bluff. It is not an unfair busines, it is a stupity of ours. Just forget about the ICANN and let the world live and develop.

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