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    Re: Rewhy can't someone do something about ICANN
    by Anonymous on Thursday November 28 2002, @03:51AM (#10348)
    Oh, I should add here that one of the major objectives of IAHC that "ICANN" has been unable to carry out has been the formal move to Switzerland. Around the fall of '91 the US Congress put a stop to this...this then led to the "case for reform" (that consumed all of 2002), then led to a 12 month extension of new life of the "competitive DNS model", circa 1997 (a year before ICANN was born). Note that while all this was going on, the USG did not mandate this same IAHC "competitive DNS model" when transforming and re-delegating in 2002 its ccTLD. They routed right around it because they can...funny how this is not brought up much, if ever, by current ICANN "stakeholders" that preach the principles of the IAHC document as if it is some sort of gospel while at the same time simply dismissing any other views or, worse, accusing such views as an attempt to tear down ICANN. The USG did not seek permission where the .US TLD is concerned. The difference is they did not need an "invitation" from the small band of IAHC folks to do so.
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