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Username: arturo
Date/Time: Wed, October 25, 2000 at 5:09 PM GMT (Wed, October 25, 2000 at 12:09 AM EST)
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Subject: undue influence


ICANN has a problem, in that it is viewed as having been influenced by the "big money" players in the Internet space.
For ICANN to accept/grant the application(s) from those same "big money" players presents the real threat that ICANN will be even more influenced by them (undue influence). I believe there is one application which includes indemnifying ICANN for any legal expenses should the particular top level domain be awarded to the applicant. Hey folks, the real answer here is that this applicant should NOT get the TLD.

I saw a comment concerning the (non-refundable) $50,000 application fee. In the comment (and thread) reference was made to this preventing "2 guys in a garage..." (or something similar) running a top level domain. My question is, What's wrong with this, why can't "2 guys..." (and obviously there would be more people with them soon) run a TLD registry?
THe answer is they don't have the 50G's to plunk down.


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