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Username: ALLDNS
Date/Time: Sun, October 22, 2000 at 9:00 PM GMT
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Subject: FCC should have legal jurisdiction over the ICANN process


You raise an interesting point in that you are proposing certain FCC rules, guidelines and standards.

How did ICANN get awarded legal jurisdiction over domain names over the FCC?

Through ICANN there is no due process and no administrative law due process, no real standards or rules. 

Apparently, the US Department of Commerce and the Clinton Administration arbitrarily awarded ICANN (a private non-profit company)the powers it has today.

This may be exactly what Al Gore meant when he said he gave us the Internet (However, he apparently gave only ICANN the Internet).  And, by the way, Al Gore jokingly has also stated something like: "I gave you the Internet and I can also take it away".
With FCC regulation, the process would certainly appear to be fair and there would be clear rules, guidelines and standards for the Industry to follow.

ICANN may be showing us, through its selective policy enforcement efforts, that it is time for direct US Government intervention and regulation.

Derek A. Conant
General Manager of ALLDNS      


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