[At-Large] Ukraine, .RU, and internet governance
Antony Van Couvering
avc at avc.vc
Sat Mar 12 03:35:42 UTC 2022
The mealy-mouthed opposition to Ukraine’s request to block .RU has exercised me so much that I called up Keith Teare to complain. Keith is a one-time candidate for ICANN CEO, a former board member of Minds + Machines, founder of Real Names and other companies, and a very smart guy with a good grasp of history and the internet.
Keith doesn’t really agree with my position, so he suggested that we record a conversation and talk it out. To me, it turned out well (pardon my video quality.
For those who’d like to hear a thorough discussion of the issue, here it is:
Summary — all the reasons put forward as to why ICANN can’t do anything — we go through them all — are bullshit.
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