[NA-Discuss] FTC letter on new gTLDs

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Mon Dec 19 20:55:14 UTC 2011

> 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?

Because, much though they would like to pretend otherwise, ICANN is a 
California not-for-profit corporation, subject to US law.


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