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    Re: I Think IOD Sued Jon Postel
    by Anonymous on Thursday November 21 2002, @08:25PM (#10235)
    The problem is that ICANN's sole criterion is being a large branded company or a crony, there is little or no room for pioneering internet companies. I believe that 90% of the applicants would successfully be able to operate a tld. I think that ICANN should have allowed more applicants into the root.
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    Re: I Think IOD Sued Jon Postel
    by Anonymous on Thursday November 21 2002, @08:25PM (#10236)
    The problem is that ICANN's sole criterion is being a large branded company or a crony, there is little or no room for pioneering internet companies. I believe that 90% of the applicants would successfully be able to operate a tld. I think that ICANN should have allowed more applicants into the root.

    -- Anion
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    Re: I Think IOD Sued Jon Postel
    by Anonymous on Thursday November 21 2002, @08:28PM (#10237)
    IOD met ICANN's criteria. Go back and read the limited documentation. IOD's technical plan was equal to Afilias in most places and even exceeded it in some. IOD's financial position was better than Afilias's. IOD's experience base was greater than Afilias. If Afilias is the basis for ICANN's criteria, IOD exceeds it.

    IOD has done much to challenge it. IOD filed a request for reconsideration, as per ICANN policy. IOD filed for an independant review as per ICANN policy. ICANN, on the other hand, has violated its own bylaws by not creating the independant review panel.

    If you think IOD should sue, I invite you to name a cause of action. ICANN, you see, has the protection of the United States Government in matters of antitrust. ICANN has very carefully created itself a nice shield from such suits.

    ICANN is, however, moving in a direction that will remove that shield. If and when that happens, then, and only then, will IOD be remiss if they do not sue.

    Ask yourself this: if being turned down created such an obvious right to sue, why didn't any other applicant sue? The answer, as I said, is that ICANN covered it's arse well. ICANN's complete lack of regard for its reckless course will be its undoing.

    Until then, IOD has my sympathy, and that's about all they'll get. Were it up to me, things would be different. Then again, I doubt I'd want ICANN's job. What I can say, though, is that after watching all of this, I have a feeling that IOD will prevail in the end. That end might be years off, but I think it will, eventually, come.
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