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||Karl Auerbach's assessment of ICANN thanks to poster ranniv
"It seems as if ICANN's management
is building an expansive empire that will ensure life-time employment for its officers
and executives as they oversee the ever-increasing number of employees and the ever
larger budgets that will be required to perpetuate ICANN's already entrenched system
of nano-management of the Internet's domain name system providers. Even today
ICANN has a manger-to-worker ratio that exceeds the dreams of professional bureaucrats.
And what has ICANN achieved with with the millions that it has already spent?
much. Instead, ICANN has been busy feathering its own nest, and that
of the law firm that created ICANN, while the actual stability of the Internet has
eroded. The consumers of domain name services are more at risk today than they
were in the days before ICANN."
No wonder Trademark holders were favoured first.
It's sickening, and we definitely need a more transparent, government-sanctioned
body to overthrow ICANN, but to enact a coup would be pretty damn difficult now because
ICANN has got the support of big business (surprise, surprise) and many government
As ranniv said - VIVA LE RESISTANCE!
- Karl Auerbach's assessment of ICANN thanks to poster ranniv antipathy, January 2 @ 7:16 AM (0/0)