[governance] [govenance] The domain name racket goes on

parminder parminder at itforchange.net
Thu Sep 18 10:03:57 EDT 2014

On Thursday 18 September 2014 07:18 PM, McTim wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 8:32 AM, parminder <parminder at itforchange.net 
> <mailto:parminder at itforchange.net>> wrote:
>     The simple tasks that is the mandate of the ICANN to perform can
>     be done at maybe 5 percent of ICANN's budget or at least revenue.
> Mandate or IANA function?  If the latter, you are correct.
>     ICANN is just highly puffed up for basically serving US's
>     geopolitical interests 
> ICANN is "puffed up" because it costs a lot of money to put on 
> meetings 3x per year in far flung locations around the world.
> Without the need to develop policy using many thousands of people 
> around the world as the policy making community,

Yes, after such intense consultations, they decide that the global 
public is ok with giving .health to a US organisation that promotes the 
interests of big pharma against cheap generic drugs, which is a matter 
of life and death to so many poor people, is likely to auction .book to 
Amazon as a closed generic, so that Amazon holds the rights to what can 
be called as a digital book, and so many other monstrosities...

> they could do their job using far fewer resources.
> This spending is a feature, not a bug.  It is a very useful feature 
> for CS folks who rely on the no-strings attached travel funding to 
> participate in person.

No-strings!! Thats the joke here...

> --
> McTim
> "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A 
> route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

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