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Username: Judith Oppenheimer
Date/Time: Fri, October 20, 2000 at 12:53 AM GMT (Thu, October 19, 2000 at 7:53 PM EST)
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Subject: more trademark problems in surprising places


See link below, in reference to one of the .tel applications.;39EF95620000069F


It was recently said, "It suddenly occurs to me. ICANN is forever. ICANN *is* the Government of the Internet. How do I know? ICANN has managed to create a fully functioning Government with all the time-honored features of same:

Layers of impenetrable beaurocracy;
A catchy yet meaningless mandate;
Deep-pocketed vested interests;
A deeply cynical participatory model;
A puppet judiciary;
and a "loyal" opposition.

No doubt in a hundred years a noble creation myth will have been
invented, with all evidence to the contrary buried on orphaned media.

Link: Global phone # control + more trademark problems

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