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    Re: Compare and Contrast
    by Anonymous on Friday December 28 2001, @10:04AM (#4415)
    Doesn't matter. ICANN is about 6 months away from being mostly irrelevant. You can't rule with an iron grip that which you no longer have exclusive control over.

    At this point, let them play their game and continue to think that they still hold all the cards. It's no longer true.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Compare and Contrast
    by Anonymous on Friday December 28 2001, @04:52PM (#4416)
    http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html

    200 - Christianity: 2 billion
    130 - Islam: 1.3 billion
    90 - Hinduism: 900 million
    85 - Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 850 million
    36 - Buddhism: 360 million
    23 - Chinese traditional religion: 225 million
    19 - primal-indigenous: 190 million

    Total
    583/19=30.68

    ICANN Board Seats

    6.5 Christian (6)
    4.2 Islam (4)
    2.9 Hindu (3)
    2.7 Non-Religious (3)
    1.2 Buddist (1)
    .7 Chinese (1)
    .6 Primal (1)

    Does the ICANN Board match that ?

    When will Karl Auerbach disclose what religion he is ?

    Does Karl Auerbach occupy the "Primal" Board Seat ?


    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    If anyone is following the ICANN attempt at TLDs -
    by Anonymous on Friday December 28 2001, @05:16PM (#4420)

    http://forum.icann.org/newtldagmts/
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Can ICANN beat FREE ???
    by Anonymous on Friday December 28 2001, @05:28PM (#4422)
    http://www.mox1.com

    .art
    .cool
    .corp
    .dev
    .dloads
    .disco
    .dr
    .dj
    .eshop
    .ezine
    .fam
    .film
    .fonts
    .food
    .freebies
    .fun
    .funky
    .gang
    .geek
    .games
    .ind
    .kid
    .high
    .home
    .house
    .humor
    .mag
    .media
    .music
    .name
    .networks
    .news
    .night .nick
    .npo
    .pro
    .radio
    .show
    .sucks
    .sports
    .tek
    .uni

    http://www.mox1.com
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Cleaning up the trash at ICANNWatch
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday December 28 2001, @05:42PM (#4423)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I'm not normally in favor of control-freakish moderation, but it might be time for the management of this site to consider drastic action such as banning anonymous posting to allow those who wish to engage in constructive discussion to take the site back from whatever person or persons who have lately been flooding the site with anonymous cut-and-paste messages and one-liner replies, to the virtual exclusion of all else.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Compare and Contrast
    by Anonymous on Friday December 28 2001, @05:46PM (#4424)

    Keep in mind that the ICANN Staff, like the CEO
    Stuart Lynn, get their retirement pension as well
    as their $250,000 annual salary and lavish vacation
    travel expenses.

    There is hardly anything for the ICANN Staff to
    do, except send invoices and collect them.

    What reason would Stuart Lynn ever have to go
    to the ICANN office ? Oh, maybe to "do lunch" ?

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ICANN is not the funniest joke this year
    by Anonymous on Friday December 28 2001, @09:02PM (#4432)
    One of the study's main goals is to uncover the funniest joke in the world. So far, the joke that has tickled the most funnybones
    is:

    Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are going camping. They pitch their tent under the stars and go to sleep. Sometime in the middle of
    the night Holmes wakes Watson up. "Watson, look up at the stars, and tell me what you deduce." Watson says, "I see millions of stars
    and even if a few of those have planets, it's quite likely there are some planets like Earth, and if there are a few planets like
    Earth out there, there might also be life." Holmes replied: "Watson, you idiot, somebody stole our tent!"


    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Compare and Contrast
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @03:08AM (#4435)
    Last 10 comments by fnord:

    Re: Cleaning up the trash at ICANNWatch

    Re: And Esther and Karl took their $500,000 and exited

    Re: What is the RFC Reference ? Let's Confuse Everyone

    Re: Put it in the basket

    Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (in Marina del Rey)

    Re: Jesus.Christ.Name NOT banned by ICANN

    Re: How can one trademark a generic word like Business ?

    Re: ICANN ? Technical Coordinator ? of WHAT ???

    Re: ICANN ? Technical Coordinator ? of WHAT ???

    Re: How can one trademark a generic word like Business ?

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Compare and Contrast
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @03:21AM (#4436)

    Compare and Contrast ?

    When Karl Auerbach was elected he promised all
    sorts of things. As with many politicians, it now
    appears he can not deliver. At least the other
    ICANN Board members never promised anything
    and have also not delivered anything.

    New.Net is approaching 100,000,000 users. There
    are also now FREE domain names. ICANN is really
    not a factor any longer.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Maybe ICANN Should Only Allow Mensa Members ?
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @03:50AM (#4437)

    http://www.mensa.org/info.html

    The word "Mensa" means "table" in Latin. The name stands for a round-table society, where race, color, creed, national origin, age, politics, educational or social background are irrelevant.

    There is simply no one prevailing characteristic of Mensa members other than high IQ.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    This is what the top 2% IQs came up with ?
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @04:14AM (#4442)

    This is what the top 2% IQs came up with ?

    http://www.mensa.org
    http://www.mensa.ch
    http://www.au.mensa.org
    http://www.mensa.org.nz
    http://www.us.mensa.org
    http://www.mensa.se
    http://www.mensa.org.uk
    http://www.mensa.org.uk/mensa/irish.html
    http://www.indianmensa.org
    http://kolachi.com/mensa
    http://www.canada.mensa.org
    http://mensa.dir.bg
    http://www.mensa-france.org
    http://hkmensa.org
    http://mijapan.tripod.com
    http://www.mensakorea.org
    http://www.mensa.addr.com
    http://myweb.i-next.net/~tcl/mensa

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Compare and Contrast
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @05:12AM (#4450)

    The ICANN approach to new TLDs is now clear.
    What a brillian plan. The plan is now clear, that
    they will select some generic names and totally
    mess those up and then select some really silly
    names and watch those fail and then conclude
    that .COM is all people need and call it a day.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Proposed Revision to Bylaws: Alignment of Director
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @05:23AM (#4453)

    Proposed Revision to Bylaws: Alignment of Directors' Brains
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Pack Your Bags - ICANN is Going on Vacation
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @05:55AM (#4454)
    December 2002
    (tentative) ICANN Meetings Asia/Pacific

    14-19 July 2002 IETF 54 Yokohama, Japan

    June 2002
    ICANN Meetings Eastern or Central Europe

    11-14 June 2002 INET 2002 (ISOC) Washington, DC, USA
    3-6 June 2002 TERENA Networking Conference 2002 Limerick, Ireland
    7-11 May 2002 WWW2002: Eleventh International World Wide Web Conference Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    29 April - 3 May 2002 RIPE 42 Amsterdam, Netherlands
    17-22 March 2002 IETF 53 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

    10-14 March 2002
    ICANN Meetings Accra, Ghana

    3-7 March 2002 APRICOT 2002 Bangkok, Thailand
    6-8 February 2002 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2002 San Diego, California, USA
    1-2 February 2002 Tagung des ICANN Studienkreis Salzburg, Austria
    14-18 January 2002 RIPE 41 Amsterdam, Netherlands

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Compare and Contrast
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @06:14AM (#4456)
    http://www.afritelsummit.com.gh/preview.html.html

    Ghana will again play host to over 500 participants from different parts of the world on the occasion of the 4th African Telecom Summit to be held at the Accra International Conference Centre from 12-14 March 2002. This Summit is scheduled to coincide with the ICANN global meeting, which is also taking place about the same time in Acrra, Ghana. ICANN is the global entity that coordinates the technical management of the Internet's domain name system, the allocation of IP address space, the assignment of protocol parameters, and the management of the root server system.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Compare and Contrast
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @06:35AM (#4462)

    http://www.icann.org.gh/

    Accra ICANN Meeting from the 10th to the 14th March, 2002


    Accra is also noted for its active nightlife. Everything from cultural attractions to jazz clubs to lively nightclubs is easily accessible. Restaurants abound offering great variety of chinese, continental and typical Ghanaian dishes you will always relish for.

    http://www.ncs.com.gh/

    Dr. Nii Narku Quaynor - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Network Computer Systems

    Nii is currently, A member of the United Nations Secretary General Advisory Group on ICT, African Director of ICANN, the Chairman of the OAU Internet Task Force, Chairman of the AfriNIC, member of the Worldbank Infodev TAP, member of the ITU Telecom Board, President of the Internet Society of Ghana, member of the Council of the University of Ghana, and had served on the Board of the Ghana News Agency as well as the Ghana Frequency Registration and Control Board.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .COM belongs to Comoros
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @07:07AM (#4463)
    http://www.din.de/gremien/nas/nabd/iso3166ma/

    Important Notice - Important Notice - Important Notice

    The secretariat of the ISO 3166/MA will move from DIN in Berlin, DE, to the ISO Central Secretariat in Geneva, CH, at the beginning of December 2001.

    http://www.din.de/gremien/nas/nabd/iso3166ma/codlstp1/index.html



    Please note: The Alpha-3 (three-letter) code elements are not available from our website. They are not published free of charge by ISO. The three-digit numeric code given in ISO 3166-1 is developed and maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division in New York .

    http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/methods/m49.htm
    http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/methods/m49alpha.htm

    174 Comoros COM

    Verisign will have to make way for Comoros
    Where is Comoros ?

    Location: Southern Africa, group of islands in the Mozambique Channel, about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Will the revenue from 30 million .COM names help ?
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @07:24AM (#4464)
    http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/cn.html

    http://travel.state.gov/comoros.html

    COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Comoros is a developing island nation located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. Facilities for tourism are limited, and telecommunication links are extremely unreliable.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .COMoros voters give resounding 'yes' to unity
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @08:23AM (#4468)
    http://famulus.msnbc.com/FamulusIntl/reuters12-25-012130.asp?reg=AFRICA#body

    .COMoros voters give resounding 'yes' to unity

    Under the new constitution, signed by the leaders of all three islands in February last year, what is currently the Federal Islamic Republic of Comoros will become the Union of Comoros.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    http://www.cd/ http://www.nic.cd
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @08:59AM (#4472)
    .cd - Congo, Democratic Republic of the

    http://www.cd/

    Key-Systems runs the* Top Level Domain "dot CD", which might be of special interest as domain for

    music related websites (Compact Disc Channels),
    PRESTIGE domain names for companies and organizations to register their trademarks or services,
    websites in relation with the Corps Diplomatique (CD),
    websites offering CD-software,
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Compare and Contrast
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 29 2001, @12:46PM (#4480)

    Compare and Contrast How the ISOC Double-Speak Works


    http://www.isoc.org/isoc/membership/newmembers.shtml

    ISOC Board Results: Revamped Board, Universal Membership Announced

    As you may be aware, the Internet Society Board of Trustees held their 25th Board meeting on December 8th and 9th 2001. The ISOC Board has for some time been concerned with modernizing a number of aspects felt to be central to a new and invigorated ISOC, and significant first steps were taken at the recent Board meeting.

    In particular, the Board felt that our governance model should be "opened up" to ensure that expertise from our major constituencies was represented on the Board. So, we are moving to a new model where the Board will be constituted by representatives from Chapters, from the technical community of the IETF and IAB, and from Organization Members.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The above is classic ISOC-ICANN. The ISOC is
    moving to the same MLM model that ICANN uses.
    It will be more closed and favoring their insiders,
    but they claim it will be "opened up". The same
    old ICANN Religion.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]


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