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    Re: ICANN's Creation of more sponsored TLDs
    by Anonymous on Friday December 06 2002, @07:54AM (#10437)
    I disagree that the new TLDs are "succeeding or failing on their own merits". To the contrary, ICANN has imposed an intensive system of restrictive regulation on new TLDs. This has created a situation in which the operators of those TLDs must come begging to ICANN in order to adjust their offerings to accomodate actual market conditions.

    ICANN has also burdened the new TLDs with an expensive, and largely, useless obligation to generate report after report to ICANN. It has been said that in some TLDs several people have had to be hired simply to write these reports. (Presumably ICANN's huge staff increase is due in part to hiring people to read these useless reports.)
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    Re: ICANN's Creation of more sponsored TLDs by Anonymous
    Reports to ICANN from registries
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday December 06 2002, @09:32AM (#10440)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Have any of those reports been made publicly viewable yet? The agreements provided timetables where various reports were to be kept confidential for varying lengths of time, after which they would be publicly available. By now, quite a few of the reports should be past their period of confidentiality, so where can we see them?
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