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Username: Slicer
Date/Time: Fri, June 1, 2001 at 7:39 AM GMT
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Subject: Ah. Now I get it.


Your plan would apply a certain degree of power to ICANN that it does not currently have. Right now, ICANN is not managing the TLDs; the management is done by Verisign (and now Neulevel for .biz). They directly control the DNS of their TLDs. What you propose is to take the management out of the hands of the companies to whom ICANN has delegated power, and have ICANN itself do the managing- probably something to think about.

Under a pure-ICANN, no-private-organization system, it would be meaningless to register TLDs. Why? Because if the root TLDs are controlled from a centralized authority instead of delegated individually, there's no point in seperating them. You could, in theory, ask ICANN for any TLD you wanted and it would be no trouble for them to give it to you.

Would this get rid of the corruption you allege? Definitely. Is it feasible? I don't know the exact details of the current DNS system but I can tell you that it would be a leap..

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