[NA-Discuss] FW: The European Commission Papers on ICANN

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Wed Sep 7 06:02:53 UTC 2011

I take it a large proportion of the multistakeholders, the gnso, and the
ICANN board,  7 years of process etc, are all as wrong as Milton, are
similarly not worth the time.

I think it's telling in that interview I posted with Esther, when asked if
she had contributed in any way to the discussions about new TLDs, she
likewise had declined to bother.

But to more pertinent questions, do you not agree that, as TLDs proliferate
1) while many will be unimportant, that some - like for instance .asia which
allows trans-regional commercial identity - are going to significantly
forward human progress, 2) that "protection racket" schemes will founder as
the public becomes more sophisticated, major marks move to .brands, and the
URS becomes a familiar process. 3) that the precise reason that the
multistakeholder process was initiated in the first place was to avoid EC
style shenanigans of the type Milton describes?


On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 6:28 PM, John R. Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:

> Where is the public benefit in 1) restricting TLds to the current monopoly,
>> in acquiescing to an ITU-style government takeover on behalf of big
>> business?
> Nothing personal, but it's clear from the way you've phrased your question
> that there's nothing I could say that you would listen to, so I won't waste
> anyone's time.
> R's,
> John

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