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    Re: Statement on ICANN Studies by Zoe Baird, Markl
    by Anonymous on Friday August 31 2001, @11:23AM (#2087)
    Perhaps we've all forgotten something: The MOU and White Paper specifically said that ICANN is supposed to be focused on narrow technical issues and IS NOT A POLICY-SETTING BODY!

    It's also interesting that the Markle foundation acknowledges ICANN is a policy-maker. Perhaps now it will be demonstrably obvious to everyone that the MOU with the US Government has been broken, and that should the Commerce Dept. continue as a partner in the MOU, it is in violation of governmental controls...in fact, Markle states as such, admitting that ICANN is a substitute for government.

    In effect, the DoC has handed governmental functions over to a privately-held corporation.
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    Re: Statement on ICANN Studies by Zoe Baird, Markl
    by Anonymous on Friday August 31 2001, @12:55PM (#2089)
    Somebody's imagination is running amok here. The White Paper specifically does NOT give ICANN any "standards setting" responsibility or authority, and it specifically DOES give ICANN policy authority over the four mission elements stated in the White Paper, using community consensus processes!
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    Re: Statement on ICANN Studies by Zoe Baird, Markl
    by Anonymous on Saturday September 01 2001, @07:29AM (#2104)

    This is all part of the non-profit spiral in the U.S.

    One non-profit, Markle, supports ICANN, ICANN
    then gets publicity (good or bad does not matter),
    that publicity draws eye-balls (yours), and eye-balls,
    come with wallets to produce donations. The
    donations then go to ICANN and Markle, and the
    spiral repeats.

    Imagine if neither Markle nor ICANN existed.
    You would have more time and money.
    Zoe Baird could get a real job and do something
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