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    Re: When Consensus Doesn't Matter, and What Does
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Monday July 15 2002, @09:05AM (#7867)
    User #3240 Info | http://www.icannwatch.org/
    What a fantastic essay! It conclusively demonstrates that the number of angels that can dance on the head of a pin is indeed 14! ICANN should call this consensus and move forward immediately!

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    Re: When Consensus Doesn't Matter, and What Does
    by Anonymous on Monday July 15 2002, @10:53AM (#7875)
    In ICANN, consensus is whatever Joe Sims and Stuart Lynn want. The board will rubberstamp it and issue a press release claiming "overwhelming consensus".

    Was there a consensus for the UDRP? No. But we got a UDRP.

    Was there a consensus for the process through the famous seven TLDs were picked? No. But we got it anyway.

    Was there a consensus for handing .com to NSI forever? No. But that also happened.

    Was there a consensus for elected board seats? Yes. And the response? ICANN eliminated elected board seats.

    Was there a consensus in the DNSO for how .org should be handled? Yes. The response - ICANN ignored it.

    The list is like the Eveready bunny - it just keeps on going.

    Consensus is a fantasy that is nothing but an excuse for the arbitrary imposition of whatever choice ICANN wants to make.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Equally Important
    by Anonymous on Monday July 15 2002, @01:13PM (#7878)
    This from the ICANN forum on New TLD Evaluations:

    Register.com used multiple lists for various kinds of clients.
    1. Register.com - standard list
    2. Net Searchers
    3. Virtual Internet
    4. BestRegistrars

    The Lubsens did the same with DomainBank and DomainPro as far as I can make out. If the Afilias CEO is involved in multiple-lists, then it's not surprising other people are too.

    The important part of this post is: "If the Afilias CEO is involved in multiple-lists, then it's not surprising other people are too."

    We have consensus that Afilias board members and CEO have grabbed valuable .info names for themselves, including fraudulent attempts by at least one Afilias board member. Why does ICANN allow them to continue to run the .info registry? Thanks Vint! Thanks Hans! Thanks Esther Dyson!


    A Play-By-The-Rules, average webmaster trying to build sites.
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    Re: When Consensus Doesn't Matter, and What Does
    by GeorgeK on Tuesday July 16 2002, @10:16AM (#7904)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    J. Beckwith Burr is an attorney for SnapNames apparently, see:


    so that kind of document is very predictable coming from them, as the WLS debate reaches its crescendo.

    A SnapNames "partner" bucked from the pack, and came out against WLS today. See:

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