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||Wed, January 9, 2002 at 12:47 AM GMT
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||its apparent that agreements or contracts with ICANN mean nothing.
As gauged by the performance of Afilias and ICANN from the time of the .info launch,(or
is that selection?) if something in a contract/agreement between Afilias (read several
senior ICANN execs) and ICANN (read several Afilias senior execs)doesn't suit Afilias,
then hang the consequences for Afilias's customers - Afilias can do what it likes
apparently, without fear of censure or penalty. |
I think that the outcomes of the
short "stewardship" of the DNS by the candy coated - Public Benefit Corporation -
ICANN - is evidence of the corruption of notionally democratic government by corporations.
feel that if any substantial public benefit arises from the actions/inactions of
ICANN, as it is currently being run, then it is by accident.
I will only be convinced
that the US government has not been corrupted in its administration of the DNS, when
it is clear that the interests of the global general public are being served.
interests of the global general public will be served only once the current members
of ICANN responsible for the selection of Afilias and the .info launch are removed
and the BoD reconstituted so that Internet users other than big business are effectively
represented.(My apololgy to Karl Auerbach, who representing the public interest must
work his tail off in what I guess must be a very hostile environment.)
corporations hold sway, the rest of us can go swing in the breeze.