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    Re: Chat With Esther Dyson Online
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 20 2002, @05:01PM (#10217)
    Who ever said it would be a slam dunk?

    ICANN covered itself very well by saying that of course it was arbitrary.

    There's a serious lack of documentation. Where, for example, is the huge report from Andersen?

    No, as long as ICANN keeps IOD's .WEB application in its pending state and doesn't take another application for .WEB, there's not much IOD can do.

    ICANN, on the other hand, has a lot of ways that it can screw up and open itself to a serious lawsuit from IOD. They haven't done that yet.

    Nobody ever said that IOD has a case against ICANN right now. But then nobody has accused ICANN of having played fair, either.
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    Reality, oh silly me.
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 20 2002, @11:43PM (#10218)

    I'm sorry, but are you saying that there is no preferential treatment in namespace? You have to be kidding me.

    And the UDRP is equitably handled as well, I imagine, without preferential treatment for the IP community even beyond what TM law would provide for.

    I'm sorry, I didn't realize we were living in a corruption-free world.

    I'm sorry, I forget... How many tentacles did ICANN's director, Ken Stubbs, have in the approved registries? Nothing there, nope. I must be a conspiracy theorist.

    Which former ICANN president benefited from the .EDU allocation?

    Which registry got .US without much discussion?

    The Old Boy's Club must be a myth.

    Arthur Andersen DOESN'T have a history of collusion and corruption and missing documentation.

    Arthur Andersen was only coincidentally chosen as Afilias' auditing firm immediately after Arthur Andersen successfully convinced ICANN to approve the registry. (As if ICANN needed to be convinced.)

    The November 2000 selection process, webcast for the world to see, was NOT a "dog and pony show," an open, transparent, consensus-based, bottom-up fascade.

    We got those elected directors, too, as promised.

    And there are no board-squatters.

    Silly, silly me.

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