[NA-Discuss] FTC letter on new gTLDs
eduardodiazrivera at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 20:01:22 UTC 2011
As far as I know, US owns IANA therefore they own the Internet. So even
though they may not have any authority over the ICANN multistakeholder
process in the end it boils down to who owns it. Don't you think?
On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 3:36 PM, Avri Doria <avri at ella.com> wrote:
> Why is that a US FTC Commission must be listened to?
> Responded to, yes, but listened to, as in obey? Why?
> What authority does they have over the ICANN multistakeholder process?
> On 19 Dec 2011, at 12:19, Beau Brendler wrote:
> > Just wanted to make sure everyone saw, and read, this letter on the new
> gTLD program sent by the FTC to ICANN on the 16th. It's a stinging letter
> and contains a number of elements that several of us have been saying for
> years. It also infers that ICANN is corrupted by contracted parties. For me
> -- I know you don't all share my views -- I feel somewhat vindicated that
> some entity that actually will have to be listened to, is finally saying
> these things:
> > http://www.ftc.gov/os/closings/publicltrs/111216letter-to-icann.pdf
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