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Username: richard_henderson
Date/Time: Tue, January 22, 2002 at 11:02 PM GMT
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Subject: All these .info problems play into ICANN's hands...


You could argue, from ICANN's point of view, that the slower .info is sorted, the stronger their 'case' for a slow and cautious roll-out of any future significant TLDs

This, in turn, plays into the hands of those in US business and government who want to retain (indirect) control of the DNS : the last thing they want is an uncontrollable expansion of TLDs which would (in the end) put ordinary consumers in the driving seat because they would have so much choice

So the .info shambles has been beneficial to ICANN's medium-term policies and it has been beneficial to DoC and US control of the DNS aspect of the Internet...

Little wonder ICANN has preferred to just sit back and watch the fiascos unfold!      


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