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Business Week Breaks Silence on ICANN
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- Subject: Business Week Breaks Silence on ICANN
- From: Jay Fenello <Jay@Iperdome.com>
- Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 00:46:22 -0400
- Cc: email@example.com, DOMAIN-POLICY@LISTS.INTERNIC.NET, firstname.lastname@example.org
While News.com, ZiffDavis, and Rueters continue
their blackout on ICANN, a few media outlets are
finally starting to report the *untold* story.
Here's the latest from Business Week.
>What's in a Name.com? Plenty
>A brawl over Net names could threaten Web self-government
> By Mike France in New York
>It seemed like an inspired idea at the time. Recognizing that the
>Internet moves too quickly to be regulated by government, the White House
>last year decided to let Web users try to govern themselves. In June,
>1998, it proposed creating a series of nonprofit corporations, run by
>Netizens, to manage vexing issues such as privacy, fraud prevention, and
>intellectual property protection.
>But after less than a year, the White House's bold experiment in Internet
>governance is in jeopardy. ICANN is going broke and faces accusations of
>mismanagement by everybody from Ralph Nader to House Commerce Committee
>Chairman Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. (R-Va.), who sponsored a hearing entitled
>''Is ICANN Out of Control?'' on July 22.
>If ICANN survives the
>crisis, many people believe that it has the potential to wield vast power
>over the Internet.
>''After all the talk over the past few years about how difficult it will
>be to regulate conduct on the Internet,'' says David Post, a cyberlaw
>specialist at Temple University School of Law, ''the domain name system
>looks like the Holy Grail, the one place where enforceable Internet
>policy can be promulgated without any of the messy enforcement'' problems.
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