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    Re: Lynn responds to new
    by Anonymous on Thursday December 12 2002, @05:02AM (#10532)
    Well, so much for the secret ballot, (read anonymous), long cherished by democracy. But then, come to think of it, the who needs ballots when the voting for directors issue is moot. King ICANN, despotic ruler so to speak, in it's own mind of the Internet. In case some haven't caught on yet, Jimmy Hoffa style management is out of fashion these days. Thank God for freedom of the press. -the Unknown Critic
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    Re: Lynn responds to new
    by Anonymous on Thursday December 12 2002, @05:41AM (#10533)
    Mr. Byfield, that's $350,000 left from what ICANN charged. 47 applications, if I recall correctly, at $50,000 US each. ICANN collected $2,350,000 and has spent about $2,000,000 of it to date.

    Of course we have little idea where that two million went, as we have yet to see a single page of evaluation report from any of the evaluators that ICANN paid.

    Much of the money went to the cost of negotiating the contracts with the selected seven insiders.

    The rest most likely went into ICANN's analog of the "General Fund" and helped pay to fly Andrew around the world for no apparent reason.

    Standing to sue, you say?
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    Re: Lynn responds to new sTLD comments
    by Anonymous on Thursday December 12 2002, @06:14AM (#10535)
    I suggest it is Afilias themselves who should be charged, starting with CLEAR ANSWERS (which he has refused to give) from Hal Lubsen the Afilias CEO about the profits made by DomainBank (which he has run) for submitting ineligible applications for profit in breach of Afilias's own rules. Or an explanation from Speednames (represented on the Afilias Board) about how they made around $500,000 for submitting 4981 fake names for Plankenstein.
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    Re: Lynn responds to new
    by Anonymous on Thursday December 12 2002, @06:16AM (#10536)
    The arrogance of leadership of the likes of Enron and Worldcom is not appreciated. "Momento homo" --iSlave
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    Lynn's comment below is meaningless and moved by c
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 14 2002, @02:24AM (#10546)

    "In many conversations I have had on this subject, my own sampling indicates that there are as many, if not more, individuals who favor no more TLDs as there are those who advocate moving forward."

    Who cares that there are those who do not favor the expansion of namespace? Their motive is clearly connected to an interest in speculating in the current namespace; additional extensions would dillute their holdings.

    Who else would fear namespace expansion? Oh, perhaps a businessman who doesn't want the branding power of a generic SLD to be given to other people. So is it ICANN's mission to serve the interest of those who want to restrict competition? Is this what Stuart Lynn is defending?

    A legitimate developer and businessman who is not hell-bent on eliminating diversity will possess the domains he possesses, will brand it and go on their strength. And if he is not personally interested in new namespace, he has the right to refrain from registering and developing therein. He does NOT have the right, however, to deny new namespace to others.

    So, Mr. Lynn, your position clearly illustrates your continued interest to restrict namespace expansion for illegitimate and corrupt reasons. You have come so close to admitting that you support those who, in corrupt self-interest, care to diminish competition. Can't you now just come out and state it forthright? It would make things so much easier.

    Admit that, in particular, you don't want diversity and competition at the registry level because Verisign, and Versign through Afilias, line your coffers. This is not in dispute.

    Don't play us for fools. I will personally and continually shine the light on your corruption, bias and self-interest. You do not have the moral right on your side. The history of an open market system counters your arguments for market restrictiveness

    And you simply don't have to right to set policy, regardless of your personal values. You were not given the authority.

    I wish you would just take the short cut to hell, Mr. Lynn. The road you're currently on is just too damned slow.

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