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Username: pilot5
Date/Time: Sun, December 24, 2000 at 7:06 AM GMT
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Subject: A Huge Mess ...

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With all the academia on the ICANN Board, they sure made a big mess of the TLD situation.  They came up with an almost worthless string of new TLDs, contributed to NSI's monopolistic practices, created a huge legal mess with .BIZ, and arrogantly denied apparent conflicts of interest with Ken Stubbs (and others), while filling Stubbs' pockets with .INFO cash.  Just thank them back at the office, Ken.
Just as academia screwed up the public school system in the US, it is also screwing up the public internet.

This is what happens when a small group of holier-than-thou, know-it-all, detached, legally indemnified intellectuals are given free reign to control any type of system. 

The ICANN board is too concerned with hiring people with tech expertise, instead of common sense.  The ICANN board is spiteful, self-serving, and not concerned with a smooth operating internet. 

How Touton and Kraaijenbrink snaked their way to positions of such power is history best not repeated.