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    Re: Conflict of interest on .org? The problem of B
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Tuesday May 14 2002, @01:14PM (#6334)
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    It seems to me that each and every time ICANN makes a change within the scope of a registry (adding new TLDs, rebidding a TLD), the only ones that really get to play are the encumbants.

    It's one big old boys club, with everyone on the outside being told to stay out in the cold.

    This isn't competition.

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    Re: Conflict of interest on .org? The problem of m
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday May 14 2002, @03:43PM (#6337)
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    This is outrageous. It calls for nothing short of Mr Blokzijl's immediate resignation from the Board. It also calls into question the judgement of the rest of the Board. Were they unaware that Mrs. Blokzijl, registered as a NeuLevel representative, was related by marriage to Mr Blokzijl, a Board member? If they were unaware of that they must have been willfully blind. If they were aware of that it is their duty as Directors to deal with the conflict of interest. Instead they chose to acquiesce in this hijack.

    This is a clear (but far from the only) case of ICANN's web of corruption. All that is left is for the USG (or a lawsuit by an aggrieved party) to finally kick in the rotted door. -g

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    Re: Conflict of interest on .org? The problem of m
    by Anonymous on Tuesday May 14 2002, @04:20PM (#6340)
    Give it to Neulevel. Don't give it to Afilias. .BIZ and .US are robust registries.

    Then kick Blokzijl over a cliff, and Hans too, while your at it.
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    Re: Conflict of interest on .org? The problem of m
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 15 2002, @03:58AM (#6350)
    .org needs to stay with a US registry, so it should go to NeuLevel or Afilias. Peter Barron is a loser too.
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    Re: Conflict of interest on .org? The problem of m
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 15 2002, @05:17AM (#6359)
    It is possible that Neulevel's hiring of Mrs. Blokzijl had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that she was married to a Board member.

    True. After attending the Stockholm meeting as a representative of an Amsterdam book store, her ability to appraise old Dutch books was probably the key skill Neulevel sought.
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    Blokzijls Learned From Esther Dyson
    by Anonymous on Friday May 17 2002, @12:28PM (#6436)
    Rob Blokzijls just sat on his good-for-nothing ass all this time, watching Mike Roberts, Hans Kraaijenbrink, and Esther Dyson pollute the system. He even picked up a few tips from Stu Lynn.

    Timing is everything.

    When the time is right (when a registry has given your wife a fat salary for no apparent reason) then you reward that registry by heading a committee which hands that registry a nice, big, fat, juicy TLD, on a silver platter. Nice move Rob, you corrupt son-of-a-bitch.

    Once again, a skunk of a Director shafts the internet public.

    You can't blame Neulevel here, after all, it's a smart business move to grease the wheels that make things work. Neulevel is actually a good registry.

    But Rob Blokzijls is a scumbag.
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    Re: Conflict of interest on .org? The problem of m
    by Anonymous on Friday May 17 2002, @12:30PM (#6437)
    I can't wait until ICANN is featured at www.fuckedcompany.com

    I hope Kaplan is taking notes.

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    Re: Conflict of interest on .org? The problem of m
    by Anonymous on Friday May 17 2002, @12:41PM (#6438)
    Who do you think gives better oral (you know what I mean) to Neulevel execs? ICANN Director Blokzijl, or the wife.

    It IS all about sex, 'cause then they turn right around and give anal (you know what I mean here too) to the internet consumer, and any potential new registry that would become competition.

    Competition? Hey, now THERE'S a concept!

    You can also count on ICANNwatch to bury this post. This post is in bad taste, but it cuts to the chase.
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    by Anonymous on Friday May 17 2002, @07:17PM (#6441)
    Neustar employees chatting in their favorite place.
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