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    Should the DoC renew its MoU with ICANN? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 20 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Should the DoC renew its MoU with ICANN?
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Tuesday September 10 2002, @09:04AM (#304)
    User #3240 Info | http://www.icannwatch.org/
    Oh, my, that's a very persuasive argument! Yes, based on your clear communication of 'Wrong', I might just change my mind.

    Then again, I might not.

    ++Peter
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    Re: Should the DoC renew its MoU with ICANN?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 10 2002, @09:24AM (#306)
    There is no "reform". The entrenched special interest groups retain their complete control of the DNSO at the expense of the public. They continue to elect not only their own directors to the Board via the Supporting Organizations, but also elect the remainder of the Board as a result of their majority status on the Nominating Committee. The public loses what little representation was afforded by the At-large directors while lobbyists for these "stakeholders" gain even more power to continue to screw the public. The Board, which has demonstrated its repeated capacity to ignore the consensus view of the community, has now codified its right to reject the consensus-based decision-making process.
    This is not reform -- this is making an already bad situation even worse.

    There were several participants in the original NewCo selection process. There assuredly will be many as well that will similarly come forth to offer viable alternatives to ICANN. The private entity model can work; it merely requires a different set of leaders at the helm and a new and more responsive management team.

    Rebid the contracts. Give others a chance to do a better job.
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