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    Re: Who is the .org consultant?
    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Tuesday July 23 2002, @04:44AM (#8026)
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    I noticed that lack of disclosure too, but wondered less about Jones Day (that is, Joe Sims) and more about whom they might have picked to replace the Arthur Andersen consultants that ICANN used for the evaluation of new TLDs. These days the consultants could be otherwise discredited by the time they report, or they could already be discredited. If it is correct that Robert Blokzijl hasn't been re-(s)elected to ICANN's Board, perhaps they'll give it to him. I'm joking, but I suspect there will be controversy when the consultant is named. Finding a truly impartial outsider seems not to be something ICANN can manage. -g
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    Re: Who is the .org consultant?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 23 2002, @05:27AM (#8030)
    It's a speech consultant.

    Remember how icann rejected "iii" because it didn't sound good? ICANN simply wants to make sure that people can pronounce and spell .org.

    Jones Day and Joe Sims wouldn't make good consultants on this project.

    By using the same occult power that ICANN uses to learn the public's opinion without public involvement, ICANN has determined that the .org applicants agree to this expenditure by an overwhelming consensus.
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    Re: Who is the .org consultant?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 23 2002, @05:40AM (#8031)
    The consultant is Kent Crispin and his new company.
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    Re: Who is the .org consultant?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 23 2002, @07:12AM (#8038)
    What's the big deal whether Kent & his company or someone else reviews the applications. The DNSO is providing some review as well. It seems that there are enough hands in the pot reviewing this. But as usually, certain groups scream "CONSPIRACY!" if they are not told of every single step that ICANN takes. Hey Vint, let us know when you use the john, okay. Hey Stuart, what kind of color stamp are you using to ok ICANN policy today? Geez, let them do their job and review the applications. .org will go to a qualified applicant. Just maybe it will be one that you don't suspect too.
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    Kent needs a bigger yacht
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 23 2002, @01:33PM (#8056)
    It's been rumoured that the Potter's Yachter Club, of which Kent Crispin is the rep in the non-commercial constituency, has changed the rules. Kent's yacht is too small for him to remain a member of this Club. So he needs a bigger one. Fast. The NCDNHC cannot do without him!

    I am wondering about the name Kent will pick for his new boat.
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    Re: Who is the .org consultant?
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Tuesday July 23 2002, @10:13PM (#8068)
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    Love 'em or hate 'em (polarisation is popular these days, it seems), they are jsut doing their job. Sure, we would do it differently, but it's not our responsibility. It - currently, at least - is theirs. Let them get on with it. The more the screw up, the more chance ICANN will be rebid. The more they do the right thing, well, then that's good news.
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