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    Re: ICANN General Counsel's Opinion vs. Reality
    by Anonymous on Tuesday December 03 2002, @12:29PM (#10390)
    The only "quick look" approval that ICANN needs now is to stop the madness of restricting the market to competition.

    Approve the pending applications NOW!
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    Re: ICANN General Counsel's Opinion vs. Reality
    by Anonymous on Tuesday December 03 2002, @12:55PM (#10391)
    It is not ICANN's job to:

  • Regulate the business processes or offerings of a new DNS TLD beyond that needed to ensure that Internet communications protocols are observed.

  • Protect the consumers of DNS products (except those who have been trapped into the legacy TLDs such as .com, .net, and .org.) ICANN ought to require that customers have available to them sufficient information to know the risks they take by doing business with a provider of DNS products.

  • Normal economic forces, competition, and laws concerning unfair trade practices should be allowed to operate and not be usurped or replaced by ICANN regulation.

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    Re: ICANN General Counsel's Opinion vs. Reality
    by Anonymous on Tuesday December 03 2002, @01:28PM (#10395)
    The last chapter of the .info abomination hasn't been written yet.
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    Much ado about nothing
    by Anonymous on Tuesday December 03 2002, @07:33PM (#10398)
    .Pro's policies make no difference to anyone. No one (save the registry) actually uses this tld and its improbable that anyone ever will. ICANNwatchers should "let sleeping dogs lie" and leave this one alone .

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    Re: ICANN General Counsel's Opinion vs. Reality
    by Anonymous on Wednesday December 04 2002, @06:50AM (#10416)
    Mr. Berryhill seems to have gotten this one wrong. .info and .biz didn't offer "defensive registrations," did they? Isn't it only .name that's used "defensive registrations"? Have there been any lawsuits over the .name landrush?
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    • Re: Wrong by Anonymous Wednesday December 04 2002, @12:20PM
    Not Turned Down
    by Anonymous on Wednesday December 04 2002, @05:37PM (#10428)
    As requested, I direct your attention to the boilerplate response given at the beginning of every request for reconsideration due to the TLD selection process. Specifically:

    "Second, it should be clear that no applications were rejected; the object was not to pick winners and losers, but to select a limited number of appropriate proposals for a proof of concept. All of the proposals not selected remain pending, and those submitting them will certainly have the option to have them considered if and when additional TLD selections are made."

    A lie, of course, since unsponsored applications are most certainly not being given the option to have them considered.

    But, as you asked for proof of my claim, I am only too happy to provide it.
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