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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Wed, April 25, 2001 at 9:43 AM GMT
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Subject: They disobey the rules and ignore law

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You miss the point. You say, "I agree, ICANN is far from perfect but until somebody comes up with a better way to govern the internet, it will be the only game in town."

Were they to obey the rules and not ignore the law - this WOULD BE the best way to govern the Internet.

1. They do not work for the benefit of the Internet community as a whole - they put big business first.

2. They do not conform with relevant principles of international law - they ACTUALLY PROMOTE trademark abuse of power with UDRP. They could easily end this and consumer confussion.

3. They do not have open and transparent processes - it is reasonable to assume they have hidden agenda.

***This is why I truly believe they are corrupt***

My logic is sound. The authorities could easily add another TLD (like .reg) to identify trademarks, like the trademark symbol does. Format - name.class.country.reg - simple.

From Articles of Incorporation:

4. The Corporation shall operate ***for the benefit of the Internet community as a whole***, carrying out its activities in ***conformity with relevant principles of international law*** and applicable international conventions and local law and, to the extent appropriate and consistent with these Articles and its Bylaws, through ***open and transparent processes*** that enable competition and open entry in Internet-related markets. To this effect, the Corporation shall cooperate as appropriate with relevant international organizations.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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