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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by Anonymous on Tuesday June 25 2002, @10:55PM (#7465)
    This is a huge crock of B.S. Icannwatch is reaching way down into the gutter with these "shallow allusions"..

    The bias here "stinks to high heaven".

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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 26 2002, @12:19AM (#7468)
    I agree, this doesn't deserve headlines on ICANNwatch in a week of major developments in Bucharest. There has to be some news, any news, better than this pile of crap.
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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 26 2002, @05:22AM (#7474)
    What were WorldCom hiding? What ARE ICANN hiding? Perhaps it is a similar state of financial disprepancies or proof of trademark and corporate bias (well, that's there for all to see in many UDRP and STOP Decisions anyway...)

    They'd better tell us ALL now, or they'll be consigned to the scrapheap of history... Or is that what they're afraid of it the Truth comes out?
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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by hofjes on Wednesday June 26 2002, @05:27AM (#7475)
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    I don't like Vint Cerf because I believe he is arrogant and past his time.

    With that said, however, I don't understand these allegations. Vint Cerf is responsible for Worldcom's Internet architecture. I would imagine he is just largely a figurehead. He is not CFO, nor does he likely manage or review accounting numbers. Worldcom's bad practices have nothing to do with Cerf.

    So many bad things can be said of Mr. Cerf, and there are so many legitimate reasons he should step down as chair of ICANN. All of those legitimate criticisms are diluted by the specious allegations in the post to which I am responding.

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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 26 2002, @05:42AM (#7479)
    Hmmm... VeriSign (anti-competitive spamming abuse) links to ICANN... WorldCom (fraud and financial corruption) links to ICANN... what, and who, next?
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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 26 2002, @06:17AM (#7482)
    Maybe Vint's MCI stock will be worthless, and he'll need the "Registrar Liason" position within ICANN. Pay: $40,000 - $45,000 each year (depending on experience).

    Or perhaps we'll learn he dumped his stock, just a day or two before the shit hit the fan.

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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 26 2002, @06:18AM (#7483)
    In addition to being the "Father Of The Internet", could Vint Cerf also be the "Martha Stewart Of The Internet"?

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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 26 2002, @06:55AM (#7486)
    And you just have to see the CNN interview on introducing new TLDs to know Cerf has lied to the public on more than one occasion. It's right there in public.
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    WorldCom and a whole Culture of Corruption
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 26 2002, @11:27AM (#7507)

    Following on the Enron disgrace, the Worldcom disgrace makes still clearer what a culture of corruption exists. Here we have an organisation which should have been overseen by regulators, and an executive and board who "somehow" didn't notice that TWO and a half BILLION pounds had gone missing, supposedly on "future investment" but in fact on nothing of the sort.

    As usual, the real losers were ordinary people, ordinary shareholders, and truth itself.

    This is part of a whole culture of corruption inhabited by people who accommodate corruption, and know its going on (how can you overlook two and a half BILLION pounds?).

    I'm not saying that Vint Cerf (Worldcom Vice-President) knew himself what was going on. But he has inhabited those corrupt corridors of power, and in my opinion, if he has any principles he will instantly resign from this corrupt organisation and disassociate himself from their corruption. (Rather like Robert Connelly resigned from Afilias.)

    How can any ordinary person feel safe any longer, when their pensions or savings or job are ruined by wholly dishonest corporate tricksters? How can any ordinary person feel safe, when surrounded by a whole culture of corruption which dishonours the proud name of America - a country I always want to respect?

    Totally shameful! British workers are losing their jobs tonight because of this cheating selfish company! And many Americans will be hit even harder.

    The accommodation of corruption within the roll-out of the new TLDs is symptomatic of what's sick. No adequate regulation. No adequate protection for the consumer. Clear breach of rules, but never called to account. Lies. Deception.


    Richard Henderson

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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 27 2002, @01:02PM (#7529)
    For pity's sake. Talk about tenuous. I bet Vint hasn't so much as read a WorldCom p&l or balance sheet, never mind had a hand in fixing one. Senior management? Rubbish. A company of that size will have hundreds if not thousands of veeps that have absolutely zero responsibility when it comes to finances.
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