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    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
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    Re: The Other Shoe Drops
    by Anonymous on Wednesday September 05 2001, @04:02PM (#2231)
    First the TLD selection process goes to the insiders.

    Then the .COM contract negotiations happen in secret and are passed even over almost complete objections.

    Now this.

    And nobody can do a damned thing about it.
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    Re: The Other Shoe Drops
    by Anonymous on Wednesday September 05 2001, @05:19PM (#2233)
    ICANNWatch is not doing its homework. This arrangement is consistent with the agreements executed with Canadian govt and CIRA almost a year ago. And the funding methodology was well laundered in the budget presentations and forums last spring.

    Of more global significance, are we having an attach of academic outrage over the fact that the governments participating in ICANN, many of which directly control their national TLD's, want things done this way? With 3-way agreements memorializing the intentions of the parties?

    If you want your views to have an effect on policy outcomes, it's usually better not to throw rocks at the folks who control the bottom line.

    And the 18 million people in Australia get global DNS coordination and stability for US$5000 a year? What a deal.
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    Re: The Other Shoe Drops
    by Anonymous on Wednesday September 05 2001, @06:57PM (#2234)
    Is ICANN being used as a henchman to do things that the governments could not do to their own citizens due to constitutional limitations?
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    Re: The Other Shoe Drops
    by ldg on Thursday September 06 2001, @05:24AM (#2245)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    The last I heard was that Robert Elz had NOT agreed to the "re-delegation" of .au to Auda and that he was not available for comment. His last statement was something to the effect that he did not feel Auda had yet shown it was representative of the community.

    Now, tell me how ICANN can simply enter into an agreement with Auda when they don't have the release from the Admin?

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    Re: The Other Shoe Drops
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 06 2001, @08:03AM (#2249)

    .AU has been taken over by a small group of slick lawyers.

    Robert Elz does not stand a chance.
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    Re: The Other Shoe Drops
    by Anonymous on Monday September 10 2001, @11:52PM (#2336)
    Does anyone really expect "www.mycompanyhere.com" to last forever? Once the disparate network of distributed datastores (freenet, anet et al.) becomes sufficiently widespread and integrated, the DNS system will be redundant. I just wish I could short-sell stock in the global domain name management "industry"!
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