[At-Large] Ukraine, .RU, and internet governance

SCHWEIGHOFER Erich Prof. Dr. Dr.. erich.schweighofer at univie.ac.at
Sat Mar 12 03:55:36 UTC 2022

It is an international law issue and the main text for conflicts and sovereignty is the UN Charta and its practice.
In law, using the right text is decisive.
Erich Schweighofer

Am 12.03.2022 04:36 schrieb Antony Van Couvering via At-Large <at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org>:
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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