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    Re: Milestone or Millstone?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 24 2001, @10:57AM (#2001)
    icannwatch is one of my daily stops! Thanks for all your efforts, and keep up the good work!!
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    Well. . .
    by Anonymous on Friday August 24 2001, @02:57PM (#2005)
    ICANNWATCH is essential coverage. I'll be here throughout your future.

    Stay away from offering Karaoke. My gut tells me that it wouldn't mix well with TLD discussion.

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    Re: Milestone or Millstone?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 24 2001, @03:08PM (#2006)

    Thanks for reminding everyone that ICANNwatch is
    part of the Dave Farber "spin machine".

    Dave Farber helped to create ICANN, via the ITAG.

    ICANNwatch does not cover what is really going on.

    ICANNwatch helps to promote the "spin" from the "machine".
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    Re: Milestone or Millstone?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 24 2001, @03:47PM (#2007)
    ICANNWatch.org is a great source for domain name news.

    I am however disappointed in your minimal coverage of the .info fiasco. It requires much more.

    Equally I am disappointed with ICANN and their silence regarding Afilias. It makes one wonder if Afilias will become a scapegoat for ICANN. We all know ICANN's position on releasing new TLDs.

    Its a sad day in name space
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    Reading, writing and scrolling
    by alexander on Friday August 24 2001, @11:06PM (#2009)
    User #22 Info | http://www.icannchannel.de
    ICANNwatch is a daily stop for me too, and while I obviously don't always agree with what the story contributors have to say, it's usually well selected. I would appreciate very much if some of the anonymous people (Slashdot prefers the term "coward"...) would take the little time and courage it takes to sign up.

    Do you want to know what I dislike? scroller.js. Yes, I mean that scrolling JavaScript thing in the box on the right hand side under "Last news about ...". Here is why: If you are one of those people opening the "Read more" links in a new window -- because there is often more than one interesting story --, a smaller browser window opens. Expand that browser window to full size and the scrolling thing will sit in the middle of the article. Worse still, it knows it is in the way and reloads the whole page in case of a browser resize. I don't know if I'm the only one who dislikes this, but I thought I'd take the post #300 opportunity to ask! :-)

    - Alexander
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    Re: Why Is Ken Stubbs Still Around?
    by Anonymous on Saturday August 25 2001, @03:39AM (#2010)
    Remember Afilias spokesmodel Ken Stubbs? Why in the world is he still part of the DNSO? Isn't .INFO his responsibility? Why is this guy still lurking within ICANN and the DNSO, when he and the company he represents screwed up so badly, creating serious injustice and loss for many businesses and individuals.
    ICANN doesn't need this kind of "volunteerism". Stubbs is handed a major-league TLD, on a silver platter, and proceeds to contribute to the botched rollout.

    If ICANN truly cares about the "stability" of the internet, then why are such pathetic characters allowed to wield such power?

    Did Afilias contribute so much money to ICANN that incompetence is overlooked?

    Are the inmates running the assylum?

    Why do the Directors all hide now, not alleviating serious concerns by industry watchers? Why do the put robot Lynn, front and center, chanting the same montra: "This is serious business here ... It's never been done before ... Not everyone can be a winner ...

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    Re: Will Heads Roll At ICANN?
    by Anonymous on Saturday August 25 2001, @03:42AM (#2011)
    The question is why ICANN would continue to employ those who have so thoroughly botched the new TLD rollout.

    Last year, there were those who warned about the very scenario currently playing out with .info and .biz. Fraud, lawsuits, gambling, registrar abuses, etc.

    If I screwed up like that, at my job, I'd be fired, pronto.

    We already know there is no accountability from the ICANN BoD, but aren't the underlings, within the ICANN Staff, responsible for this mess? Why do they still have their jobs?

    Waving the "speculators are evil" flag, they opened the door for serious lawbreakers, thieves, bunko artists, trademark infringers, con-artists, and yes, true cybersquatters. I'll also add they did it at a snail's pace, late at every juncture.

    So where is the accountability? If this is such an "experiment", or "testbed", wouldn't those who predicted things accurately be considered viable candidates for inclusion within ICANN?

    Mr. Harvard McLaughin couldn't foresee what is now happening? If he did, and did nothing, then that's tragic. If he didn't forsee it, that's almost as tragic.

    Why does ICANN think that people who know lots of facts about PPP and ISPs are the best candidates to usher in new TLDs? Does a Harvard degree give you job security, even if you feck up?

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