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

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Wed Sep 7 17:31:57 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.

Yes, of course they are all wrong.  As I've said before, ICANN is about as 
egregious an example of weak leadership and regulatory capture as can be 

> 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?

No, I do not agree with any of those.  That was easy, wasn't it?


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