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* Posts by Michael Seven

7 posts • joined 28 Jan 2015

ICANN in a strop that Intel, Netflix, Lego, Nike and others aren't using their dot-brand domains

Michael Seven

As was foretold, these businesses most likely spent $185,000 to protect their brands. They probably never had the intention of actually using them. They are not going to confuse their customers supplementing their dot com brand with another dot brand. That would be absurd.

There would have to be full adaptation with all dot brands buying into that idea. Logistically it is impossible. Simply clarity is what the public needs.

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ICANN descends into farce as bigwigs try to cling to power

Michael Seven

ICANN does not need a board. It needs representation by the internet community. A figure head? possibly, an experiment? absolutely. The internet provides for the larger community to voice it's opinion and leverage it by representation. In America's past centuries it needed senators and representations in Congress forge the People's intentions. We now have a means to voice our immediate interests and concerns through the web. While the US will not abdicate it's state's voting process to a larger voting system, it will eventually have to. We should do this when it comes to internet governance and ICANN should be leading the way. That would truly be a bottom up ruling class that the world could embrace and be invited into.

We the people, by the people; not we the people, buy the people. When a body like the ICANN board, states that they are in agreement "in principle" they mean they never really intend to implement it. Out with the old and in with the new, shall we?

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Michael Seven

No Board Needed

ICANN does not need a board. It needs representation by the internet community. A figure head? possibly, an experiment? absolutely. The internet provides for the larger community to voice it's opinion and leverage it by representation. In America's past centuries it needed senators and representations in Congress forge the People's intentions. We now have a means to voice our immediate interests and concerns through the web. While the US will not abdicate it's state's voting process to a larger voting system, it will eventually have to. We should do this when it comes to internet governance and ICANN should be leading the way. That would truly be a bottom up ruling class that the world could embrace and be invited into.

We the people, by the people; not we the people, buy the people. When a body like the ICANN board, states that they are in agreement "in principle" they mean they never really intend to implement it. Out with the old and in with the new, shall we?

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Oi ICANN, you want the keys to the internet throne room? Open up to Freedom of Info law

Michael Seven

Re: .com doesn't belong to the USA!

Never said that the US owns .com. America is the best place to manage it. Currently it is less than $10 to renew and there is legal recourse through the US judicial system if needed. The terms look good to me. Putting it somewhere else is good for what reason? I would be interested in hearing what that is other than; "the US controls too much" or "the NSA".

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Michael Seven

Also include that .com stays in the USA permanently. Most businesses in America have a .com and that needs to stay consistent for the stability of their commerce. Fadi Chehadé challenged that .com was over registered and allowed for thousands of new gTLD to be registered and managed by the global community. They get thousands of choices we want .com.

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US looks at plan to hand over world's DNS – and screams blue murder

Michael Seven

Re: Stick With What Works

I gather from what you are saying is that ICANN is not needed. So if contracts are not needed we should also remove them from domain name registrations. In essence we have a ladder of authority. Contracts do tether commitments. Either the internet is run in a hierarchical format or decentralized structure. I prefer it hierarchical with leadership that only flexes its muscle in chaotic times to bring back order.

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Michael Seven

Stick With What Works

The current system works. Why are we trying to change it, is it broken? The one thing that has allowed the internet's phenomenal growth is stability at its core. Stability is also part of America's DNA. Likewise, its currency is stable. I wouldn't want another country to manage the dollar. Why let anyone else manage the internet's stability? I'm sure many countries are up for the job but I see not reason to move it from its current secure environment.

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