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Username: Jim Fleming
Date/Time: Tue, October 30, 2001 at 2:10 AM GMT
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Subject: Lauren Weinstein, Peter G. Neumann - "Future of the Internet and ICANN"



>Arguments claiming that ICANN is "the only game in town" and that not
>supporting ICANN risks chaos, nationalization, and other unwelcome prospects
>are fallacious and seem to border on fear-mongering.  The assignment of
>further important responsibilities to ICANN (by government or other groups)
>would only exacerbate already serious problems.  This is particularly true
>for critical aspects of the Internet, such as reliability and security, that
>go far beyond the relatively minor niceties of domain name assignment



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