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    Then What? Re: VeriSign, Euro Registires
    by RFassett on Friday August 02 2002, @05:32AM (#8307)
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    for me, this has NEVER been about despising ICANN & Co. It has been about it influencing and fostering market place competition consistent with various goals of the White Paper which ICANN won the bid rights to. For it to set proper and publicly definable barriers to entry based upon infrastructure requirements, minimum financial resources, and technical competency. The removal of artificial constraints as much as can be and where it cannot, fully documented as to why (such as for reasons of "stability" so often cited in lieu of). And to then let the market place take over.

    Advocating for ICANN to move towards this direction (some call reducing its powers) is actually advocating for ICANN to succeed as the entity it was chosen to be, hopefully based in sound democratic principles. This is obviously open to subjective interpretation. But, this is certainly the way I feel about it. I have said before that I do not think it is the "processes" that have been the problem as much as the people behind - or have captured - these processes towards altering the spirit for which they were designed. The fact original board members still are in place only fuels certain outrage in this regard whether justified or otherwise. The fact the reform proposal maintains this as the status quo but eliminates the direct election mechanism brings further outrage. But advocating changes where competition is a core and primary objective - with limited ICANN regulatory influence - should not be confused with despising the need for an ICANN entity. It is actually the other way around and some view this as consistent with what the White Paper called for and ICANN won the bid rights to.
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    Then What? Re: VeriSign, Euro Registires by RFassett
    Then What? Re: VeriSign, Euro Registires
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday August 02 2002, @08:11AM (#8312)
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    I try not do to too many content free me-too posts, but I just had to say these are excellent points Ray, as are those you make elsewhere in these threads. -g
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