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ICANN has taken a lot of heat for pandering to the corporate interests
of the world, but individuals have felt mildly content to let them alone, because
they haven't messed with the place where a majority of personal domains are.
Now they have done so, or will do so, and no amount of "Don't worry, we'll protect
you. *pat on head" will save them from the backlash this will cause.
ICANN will not protect us, nor will there be a level playing field for anyone, because
just as we've seen with telecommunications, when you try to make two competitors
play nice, or one large company play nice with anyone they don't want to, all opposed
will be screwed. Leave DNS alone. Go make your own network and screw
it up all you like. ICANN has lost all vestiges of respect in my eyes, and
in many others'. The only reason .ORG is even being looked at right now is
because someone probably sat up and said "oh, yeah, what do we do with those random
entries in the undesirable TLD? Let's pawn them off onto some no-name 'non-profit'
and kill a lot of them off. That'll make everyone want to buy our shiny .COMs"