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Re: [IFWP] Fwd: Re: Power Politics and the New Internet Order

Roberto and all,

  To answer your questions, yes effectively they ICANN is by definition,
through their Accreditation Policy, to which you referenced in your
questions, are controlling the LEGACY DNS name space...  As such
the ICANN is effectively locking out through this Accreditation Policy,
which was NOT based on consensus in accordance to the White
Paper, any and all those competitive entities that may wish or are
currently offering other gTLD's or TLD's.  Anti-trust action is
just around the corner unless this policy is severely modified as
had been suggested many times to date and has a proven
consensus basis from the stakeholders....

Roberto Gaetano wrote:

> Michael,
> You wrote:
> > > BTW, from which source comes the idea of ICANN wanting to "own" all
> > levels
> > > of the domain space? Up to now I have heard it often, but always as an
> > > opinion of somebody on ICANN's intentions, and I was unable so far to
> > find
> > > any document where ICANN itself makes this claim.
> > >
> > > Can somebody point me to such a document? ;>)
> >
> > Yes. The ICANN Registrar Accreditation Policy and Agreement, in
> > which ICANN tells registrars under what conditions they can register
> > domain names for registrants.
> >
> >From the mentioned document (see
> http://www.icann.org/policy_statement.html), the opening sentence past the
> Table of Contents sais:
>                 ICANN adopts the following policies concerning accreditation
> of registrars for the .com, .net, and .org top-level domains (TLDs).
> 1. is .com, .org., .net equivalent to the whole domain name space?
> 2. before this statement, who was deciding, and under which rules, who was
> registering under .com, .org., .net?
> 3. were they "owning the whole domain name space"?
> Regards
> Roberto


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