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    Repost of The At-Large Committee is a Sham
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 29 2001, @06:46AM (#2055)

    Here is the original post with the links residing at the bottom. I apologize for the inconvenience I caused, however I will  familiarize myself better with the solution I attempted to use  in my original post and due to time constraints I have reposted it this way. I will be sure to avoid the problem in the future.

    There should never have been a "study" in the first place that even considered if the At-Large should be able to elect 9 directors to begin with, because this was the promise that was made to the US Government on two occasions, this in itself proves the “study” is suspect. The promise was first made during ICANN's formation, as this was the only way the US would endorse ICANN. The promise was repeated a second time during a Congressional Hearing of ICANN when then Chairwoman Esther Dyson testified[1] that 9 At-Large Directors would be elected. Ironically it was Esther Dyson along with the rest of the board who trampled the rights of the public and voted to amend ICANN's by-laws [2]that restructured the board only allowing for 5 At-Large Directors and allowing 4 current board members to remain as boardsquatters. [3]

    To make matters worse she then is chosen to be on the At-Large committee and all the while we can observe in the media[4] how she continually appears to fashion herself like some champion of democracy. What a hypocrite! Her record speaks for itself, she had her chance when she was Chair of ICANN and she blew it. So spare us the bullshit Esther and do us all a favor including yourself and take a long and deep look in the mirror and find your integrity

    This study was conceived and implemented only to stall for time and while slowly breaking the original promise(s)

    Like they say inch-by-inch everything's a cinch.

    How incompetent or dishonest are the people in the US Government that are supposed to monitor ICANN? because it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that allowing the same people who are threatened by the promised role of an At-Large are allowed to control it is Asinine. My niece in grade school could understand how flawed and unfair things are. I should know I asked her!

    ICANN controls the At-Large and they have incapacitated it out of their own self -preservation.  

    Duh, hello, knock-knock, is anyone at home in the Commerce Department?

    It's an At-Large membership in name only 

    How many At-Large members are able to find other At-Large members through a directory?

    Where is there a forum for At-Large members to communicate and self organize the membership to find our collective voice?

    This is like a war because ICANN views the At-Large as the enemy and  has cut off the lines of communication, occupies the At-Large for all intent and purposes and effectively holds it’s members as prisoners of war in isolation

    The notion that ICANN has ever intended to truly honor their promise is absurd. One couldn’t even argue that ICANN’s approach to the At-Large is not within the spirit of the intended words because they have changed the words! Without Permission

    That means there is no doubt.

    The person who is most responsible for causing the events of today among others is the same person who recently worked along with the ICANN staff in secret to get Verisign it’s new contract That person is Joe Sims [5]of Jones Day[6].

    More Info>>>>>> RovingReporter[7]

    The world has observed ICANN’s misbehavior day after day, month after month and yes year after year and while many are unhappy with this the only thing that happens is people are reading and writing about it yet nothing changes.

    I have some questions,

    What can be done to stop these injustices from continuing?  

    What actions or inaction must we witness before ICANN is deemed a failure?

    Who determines ICANN has failed?

    What options are available if ICANN is considered a failure?

    I happen to think ICANN is failure although it appears to matter little, however I have to ask

    What can be done to stop these injustices from continuing?

    The whole thing is a SHAM [8]

    At the risk of the links becoming encrypted again I used the * symbol. Copy the link and replace it correctly in your browser

    1.  h*tp://www.icann.org/dyson-testimony-22july99.htm

    2.  h*tp://www.icann.org/minutes/minutes-10mar00.htm

    3.  h*tp://personal.law.miami.edu/~froomkin/boardsquat.htm

    4. h*tp://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/05/27/BU171918.DTL

    5.  h*tp://cyber.law.harvard.edu/is99/governance/sims_bio.html

    6.  h*tp://www.jonesday.com/

    7.  h*tp://www.tbtf.com/roving_reporter/jdrp.html

    8.  h*tp://www.dictionary.com/cgi-bin/dict.pl?term=sham

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    Re: Repost of The At-Large Committee is a Sham
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday August 29 2001, @07:45AM (#2056)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I fail to see why you have to "obscure" the links in any manner, whether it be running them through the "SafeWeb" site or by asterisking-out part of the "http" prefix. I've never had any problem with just giving a URL in its full proper form, like:


    or as a HTML hyperlink:
    Here's a link

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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