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Despite IANA storm, ICANN shows just why it shouldn't be allowed to take over internet's critical functions

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Re: I don't get it...

"What is it they do that can't be done by a new setup?"

Nothing. And that's the irony of the Ted Cruz campaign. The main reason that ICANN can't be fired for incompetence at the moment is the US Government contract with ICANN. If all goes to plan and that contract lapses next week, ICANN performance will be reviewed by the Internet community and they can be fired into the bargain. The "control" that Cruz is so fond of is what allows ICANN to ignore community pressures. But I would also point out that the critics of ICANN policy and procedures for top-level domain delegations mostly have vested interests, so take all those criticisms with several large pinches of salt.

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