Esther Dyson on a public ICANN
Date: Thursday January 31 2002, @04:25AM
Topic: Membership Issues

Mpawlo writes "Esther Dyson published by The New York Times Syndicate:

"ICANN's members are now deciding policies that have direct public impact. I'm talking not just about marketing practices and price disclosure for domain names, but also how domains that expire should be reallocated and how much data on users should be public.""

...."But there's some argument over whether a substantial number of people are even interested enough to get involved. The committee is eager to find these people and design a way for them to have meaningful input."

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Re: Esther Dyson on a public ICANN
by hofjes on Thursday January 31 2002, @05:13AM (#4774)
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Of course we're interested in participating. However, ICANN does not provide a forum for public participation. To the contrary, the staff makes most decisions behind closed doors, and then the board rubber stamps major decisions in secret meetings. Public ICANN meetings do not accomplish anything.

ICANN is run by Louis Touton. He is very smart and quite competent. But, the domain name system should be operated by more than one guy.
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