Ronda Hauben on Thu, 26 Sep 2002 06:58:57 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> ICANN and the DOC Can't

The contract between ICANN and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) was
to expire on September 30, 2002. Instead of welcoming input into their
process of determining if the contract should be renewed, the U.S.
government announced that they were renewing the contract with ICANN for
one more year. They made their announcement on September 20, 2002. What is
the significance of the DOC rushing to announce their one year renewal of
the ICANN contract and what is the challenge to those who are concerned
about the Internet and its future? More than ever before there is a need
to consider the US government activity regarding ICANN and not only focus
on ICANN's failures but also on the role played by the US government in
creating and then continuing to promote ICANN.

See "ICANN and the DOC Can't"


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