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    Re: .US Sunrise Begins
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday April 27 2002, @07:09AM (#6041)
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    Breach of contract for one. ICANN was contractually required to provide an open and fair process for all applicants. To the extent that there is evidence to the contrary perhaps there is a cause of action. One doesn't need much evidence to initiate the court case, the process of discovery could turn up more (I suspect much more). And there are of bits of evidence of lack of due process floating around, like a recused director taking part in the proceedings, something he said in advance in writing that he would not do. BTW, at least one of the other failed applicants has stated that they might sue.

    The whole process definitely needs a spotlight put on it to see what scurries out from under the rocks. One can't expect ICANN to do that honestly itself, look at their NTEPPTF, where the only action is to throw YJ Park out of a meeting for less of a conflict of interest than the supposedly recused director. And because the process has never been properly analysed, ICANN can now demand $35k of applicants for .org and do it all over again. -g

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