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Username: kodo
Date/Time: Fri, June 1, 2001 at 4:58 AM GMT (Thu, May 31, 2001 at 11:58 PM EST)
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Subject: So, where is the competition ?!? [answer the question]


ICANN is not a governmental body!!! They have no authority to make political decisions. They are a technical coordination body. That is all they are allowed to do. Here is the difference:

1) Addressing - a technical issue
2) Naming - a political and economic issue

ICANN should be concerned with Addressing but not Naming. ICANN is trying to do both. It has been given the authority to create policy for technical issues regarding addressing. But, it was never empowered to handle the political or economic issues of Naming.

One of these days the rest of the world (you know... the other soveriegn nations outside the US ??) are going to DEMAND that the US Dept. of Commerce relinquish control of the Root! If you "heard ANYONE complaining about ICANN's treatment of other countries" -- maybe you should sit in on a meeting of the CCtlds sometimes. Last I heard they told ICANN to get stuffed.



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