>>>You thought thousands of complaints would make a difference?<<<
No, Not for a moment, For ICANN see the $ bills heading in.
The price of dot-coms will steadily increase over the next four years following DNS overseer ICANN's controversial renewal of Verisign's contract to run the top-level domain. The wholesale price of a dot-com is $7.85. That will almost certainly increase by seven per cent starting in 2021 and each year thereafter until the …
It's about time governments started kicking the till draws
The trouble is that the US Government is staffed by fools who have their hands in the same cash drawers so they can't exactly kick it closed.
*Everything* is an opportunity to make lots of money. Even if it's unethical or outright evil.
ICANN needs to be brought under the control of an internationally accountable body - eg the WTO. Its current staff/directors all need to be shown the door - ideally a door with bars on it due to whats just a fancy form of theft - together with all their co-conspiritors - ie the monopoly domain contract winners, and all the US govt officials who've taken payoffs from the whole shady racket.
Now how do we the "little people" do that?
It goes out of its way to diminish the arguments made against the changes as being self-interested...
Chutzpah in excelsis.
...and actively argues that the volume of comments is not a cause for concern but a nefarious effort to influence the process.
We seek to engage everyone in decision-making and carefully listen to all input.
It appended a $20m stipulation to the contract signing, requiring Verisign pay ICANN $4m a year for the next five years in order to “educate the wider ICANN community about security threats.”
Girls gotta eat...
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