Ronda Hauben on 13 Jul 2000 17:45:47 -0000

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<nettime> Who Can Watch the Watchdog? On the GAO-ICANN Report

   Who Can Watch the Watchdog?
   The GAO Report on ICANN is Issued
          by Ronda Hauben <>

   On Friday, July 7, 2000 the US Government Accounting Office
   (GAO-ICANN) posted their  report....The report is an interesting 
   report, both in what it does and what it doesn't do....

   One of the essential issues the GAO raises is whether the U.S.
   government has the authority to transfer government property or
   functions to a private non profit corporation. This is an important
   question in view of the U.S. government plan to transfer key
   assets of the Internet infrastructure to a private corporation. The
   GAO Report notes that the Department of Commerce "states that no
   government functions or property have been transferred" under its
   agreements with ICANN.....

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