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Username: Slicer
Date/Time: Fri, June 1, 2001 at 4:02 AM GMT
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Subject: Some self-contradiction, some factual contradiction


"ICANN should be overseeing the technical coordination of preventing collisions in this namespace."

"ICANN should not try to be the government or get involved in the political coordination of who gets to add which name."

How does THAT work? How can you possibly prevent collisions if you don't have the authority to back up your decisions? 'Preventing collisions' intrisically has its own political/social issues behind it.

"There is a great big world outside of the UNITED STATES! The Department of Commerce and ICANN should not be making decisions for the rest of the world."

What do you think, that ICANN just arbitrarily makes decisions without consulting the local government at all? If the other countries had something to bitch about, don't you think that they'd be bitching about it by now? Apart from a few deluded types and the alt-rooters, I haven't heard ANYONE complaining about ICANN's treatment of other countries. And yet you start complaining on their behalf. Can you enumerate some real problems dealing with other countries (and preferably a link from the country itself complaining about it, as if it's a real problem, there will certainly be one), or are you going to spout more unfounded generalities?

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