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[I-coordination] The self correcting nature of the American system? Judge rules against NSA tapping program. Snowden vindicated?

McTim mctimconsulting at
Tue Dec 17 17:05:28 CET 2013

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Carlos A. Afonso <ca at> wrote:
> Hi Ali, registrars are just resellers of domains, intermediaries for the
> big domain name businesses called registries -- these are the ones who
> really have their big hands on ICANN, the likes of Verisign and so on.
> After all, they are the ones who feed nearly all of the $$$ to the
> organization.

and for years I have heard NCSG/NCUC complain about "IP interests"
running ICANN, so which is it?

> It is unreal to say GAC has "the most influence". On what, exactly? On
> certain new gTLD names? Frankly...

They get to give advice after policy has been made and the BoD MUST
listen according to bylaws.

new gTLDs just one example.



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