[LINK] Domain Game. Four Corners. Monday 8.30. ABC TV.
Wed, 07 Jun 2000 18:00:59 +1000
>For those who did not see the program, the transcript is here:
It was hysterical!
>Apart from some Internet history, it had more to do with the rich getting
>richer than the Internet. The only Internet issue was "should domain names
>be a public resource?"
ICANN says that Domain Name and IP addresses are a public resource and ICAN
is charged with exactly that - being a manager of the public
resource. However the Public are ignored any input - that's in the best
interests of the public so the claim goes. To quote a statement I read
recently from someone within ICANN (who is also close to Aus) "Whatever the
public thinks they want is not in the interests of the greater public."
Warning: auDA is on it's way, built on much of the same structure as ICANN.