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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Sun, January 20, 2002 at 10:09 AM GMT
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Subject: Will U.S. Release Grip on ICANN?


BERLIN -- Some ICANN board members believe progress towards autonomy from the U.S. Commerce Department has been slowed, or even halted, since Sept. 11.

"We've already had signs that things have changed since Sept. 11," said Andy Mueller-Maguhn, Europe's representative of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. "It might be that after the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. government is not behaving as if it would give any kind of control away. It doesn't look like it at least to me, to be honest, not all.

"If the United States government never plans to give authority over the root zone files to ICANN," Mueller-Maguhn continued, "then the issue might be raised ... if it's just the simulation of an institution where the real power is the United States government.",1377,49836,00.html?tw=wn20020

Like I have said in the past - ICANN is a Government held QUANGO.

QUANGO stands for Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation

"In UK, the Government put these quango layers in - to abuse powers and so Government can deny resposibility.
When you see a quango - there always seems to be underhand dealing going on.";3B25355600000237

Andy wants US Government to give control away. To become Autonomous.

I think that US Government will always have the last word and ICANN will always be controlled by Big Business.


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