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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Sat, October 20, 2001 at 11:33 PM GMT (Sat, October 20, 2001 at 4:33 PM PDT)
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Subject: Your 'Internet Parliament' idea is dangerous ...


"... anyone who has a website should have a vote towards an Internet Parliament. This would give, say, Coca Cola no more influence than my granny. Multiple website owners would still only get ONE vote.
The Internet Parliament should be made up of representatives of all countries, arguably with appropriate weighting given to countries according to the scale of internet activity.  This Internet Parliament would have the right to HIRE and FIRE any ICANN member."

Lockstep right into a strong precedent for 1-world government.  Thanks alot for that 'brilliant' idea.  LOL.

Your 'Internet Parliament' idea is dangerous.  It could become a strong precedent for 1-world government, just like the United Nations.
Furthermore, even if it does not lead to that, it could still hurt political or economic minorities.  Democracies are extremely dangerous to political and economic minorities, whereas republics restrict majorities from trampling minorities.

Any internet governing committee should be responsible to the individual governments of the world, in each country thereof.

So far, ICANN is responsible to the U.S. government, and the individual CCTLD administrators are responsible to their countries' governments.

Each country's government should decide how to select its representatives to the CCTLD governing bodies, which should select representatives to the ICANN Board of Directors.


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