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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.

    ++Peter
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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 PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Wednesday May 15 2002, @09:27AM (#6380)
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    It is also very apparent that Afilias was caught with their pants down when they failed to get .WEB out of ICANN. Their projections were based on .WEB, and the fact that they got .INFO not only blew those projections, but also caused most of their funding to be withdrawn. They're doing anything they can to stay afloat, and failing.

    This whole smelly line about how .ORG must be given to a company that has already proven their ability to run a large TLD is merely an excuse to ensure that an established player gets it. At least ICANN is transparent in this one regard.

    ++Peter
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    Re: NeuStar employees favorite place
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday May 17 2002, @09:17PM (#6442)
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    Owch, sounds brutal. And for some good people. Just how bad is it? And wazzup with ".org is in the bag"? -g
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    Re: Conflict of interest on .org? The problem of m
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday May 21 2002, @08:28PM (#6470)
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    SFAIK, Pud has yet to post pictures of the Bat-headed boy in Accra, and we'll know soon enough if there's more NeuLevel layoffs. -g
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