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    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)

    Best ICANN reform plan You may not vote anonymously. Please log in.
    Lynn's Roadmap   7% 25 / 7%
    Lynn's Resignation   12% 41 / 12%
    US takeover   9% 30 / 9%
    Canadian takeover   13% 45 / 13%
    ITU takeover   7% 26 / 7%
    Joyce Reynolds solo   3% 10 / 3%
    Re-bid US contracts   8% 29 / 8%
    ORSC root   34% 111 / 34%
    326 total votes.

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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.

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    Re: Best ICANN reform plan
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Monday March 18 2002, @08:34AM (#139)
    User #3240 Info | http://www.icannwatch.org/
    The interesting thing is, with ICANN so far off mission, we'd probably be in better shape if ORSC were given the technical management job! They've already shown that they can run a more stable root than ICANN's non contracted volunteers.
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    Re: That's what ORSC is
    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Tuesday March 19 2002, @06:54PM (#146)
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    Well, except that there are colliders amongst all known "working" tlds. Still, better to have nearly all-inclusive ORSC than exclusive ICANN. But what happened to their Amiga support? :) -g
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    The contracts survive
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Thursday March 21 2002, @05:05PM (#157)
    User #4 Info | http://www.discourse.net/
    Registry contracts survive: see ICANN, Amendment 1 to ICANN/DOC Memorandum of Understanding (Nov. 4, 1999)
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    Re: it really matters
    by Muhhk on Friday March 22 2002, @03:11AM (#160)
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    There is no technical reason why every possible combination of letters and digits cannot be a global top-level domain. So why restrict the supply?

    If I follow this to its logical conclusion, then ICANNn (where n is a natural number) can let anybody register a gTLD for a tenner ($14.27 or €16.20) and simply maintain the root registry - just like the current registrars do with (insert your TLD here).
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