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    The Easy Way Out Again
    by PageHowe on Wednesday November 13 2002, @12:47PM (#10141)
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    Its been two years since the rushed, forced and inneffective gTLD rollout of 2000.

    I see the process as being the same here, still no bottom up approach - just a personal letter from the CEO of ICANN that is then allowed to take status as a rough action plan..... posted a month after it was written. And allowed to serve as an unaccountable, non-Board statement on new TLD's.

    then the public gets to comment on this "plan", and all decisions are reached just before an ICANN meeting in less than 30 days....after certain Board members terms are allowed to expire.

    In addition, we already see the seeds of a .travel being awarded........

    ...then theres still $350,000 from the original applicants, about $8,000 per applicant, that Mr. Lynn wants to spend to evaluate something that happened two years ago. Mind you this evaluation from outside experts process produced a weak group of successful applicants the first time... so why not hire in the same fashion a group that can churn out $350,000 in billable hours again, to produce a shallow review of the process.

    Thank you to David, Susan and others who continue to trust in the process of trying to reveal to ICANN its possible weaknessess in the spirit of getting a better process for the future.

    Page Howe
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    Re: Old Delusions and New TLDs
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Wednesday November 13 2002, @10:48AM (#10138)
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    Yes, Mr. Anonymous, would you be so sweet as to back up your claim with facts?

    Like most of his previous positions, Mr. Johnson is spot on again.

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    Re: Turn The Speculators Upside Down, Shake Briskl
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Friday November 15 2002, @09:29PM (#10162)
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    Well spoken. And all the while, companies that wish to compete sit on the sidewalk, only able to watch the parade, not march in it. This is competition? Pass the peanuts.

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    Re: New TLDs
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Tuesday November 19 2002, @07:31AM (#10191)
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    .TRAVEL appears to be a given.

    .SHOP isn't sponsored, and is far too generic to be successfully sponsored.

    .TEL is a curious case. It could be sponsored, but certainly not by a not for profit. And given ICANN's fear of doing anything that upsets the ITU, and this certainly would, I see no future for a .TEL.

    Lovely thought experiment we have going here, though. I do so enjoy being paid to think about these things.

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