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

Carlos A. Afonso ca at
Tue Dec 17 17:38:22 CET 2013

:) McTim, you are not naïve. What do you think? You really think govs
run Icann (except for the USA at a certain extent)??

Of course the IP community has a say -- a strong say. But Icann is
basically fed by registries, not the IP constituency.


On 12/17/2013 02:05 PM, McTim wrote:
> 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.
> rgds,
> McTim

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