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[ga-full] Domain Insurance
I've censored this document to protect the various parties. However - I
feel domain insurance is a issue that's long overdue.
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Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 20:56:41 -0500 (EST)
From: !Dr. Joe Baptista <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [IFWP] The end of ICANN - i've made a decision
I'd like to decline. I do think that insurance for domain names is a good
idea which can be immediately implimented by insurers or groups of
insurers. I'm sure someone out there is thinking of it or implimenting
the process now. I don't agree with having domain insurance as part of
the registration process. It should be separate and people should have
the right to shop around. I have no problem with registrars implimenting
it as a part of the registration process if domain insurance is offered as
As far as your offer of money is concerned, my only interest is to use
funds for the purpose of bringing public attention to the process -
ICANN. And in so doing solicit participation by internet users in the
electoral process. However - I understand from prior correspondence
between us that the financing will not be targeted at voter or electoral
efforts - therefore I must decline on behalf of Planet Communications and
I have discussed your proposal with <censored> - who acts as an advisor to
PCCF. You may wish to approach him on the subject of Domain
Insurance. His association with the <censored> and alternate roots may
provide your associates with better leverage in this area and the ability
to meet your respective goals.
On Mon, 21 Feb 2000, <censored> wrote:
> Am intending to run this again at the Cairo meeting. Where did you stand on it?
> "!" wrote:
> > Hello <censored>:
> > First, please excuse me for the delay in my reply. I thank you for your
> > offer. At this time I can consider incorporating some enhancements to my
> > strategy. However - I do have some questions.
> > 1. Where does the money come from?
> > 2. Your proposal would up the cost of domains? Have you addressed this
> > issue?
> > 3. Would you consider funding a realistic effort at establishing internet
> > government with broad user representation.
> > 4. What sort of numbers in dollars are we looking at in respect of
> > capital?
> > I look forward to your reply.
> > Regards
> > Joe
> > --
> > J. Baptista Planet Communications & Computing Facility
> > Voice/Fax (212) 894-3704 ext. 1033
> > http://www.pccf.net/
> > On Sat, 11 Dec 1999, <censored> wrote:
> > > Haven't seen a decent bit of cybernetics for years, best of luck. BTW, if you
> > > need any money, it can be found at http://<censored>/. The
> > > insurers are getting impatient.
> > >
> > > email@example.com wrote:
> > >
> > > > It is my decision to make ICANN irrelevant. Effective immediately I will
> > > > be engaging an infrastructural control and information process which I
> > > > developed some years ago. Those who are interested may wish to lookup a
> > > > University of Toronto research paper "Information Control Processes and
> > > > Situational Context: Case studies of the employment of information
> > > > technologies by political extremists" by Peter J. Hanus, Faculty of
> > > > Information Studies, University of Toronto April 19, 1995.
> > > >
> > > > The process not only is effective - it is irreversable. I last used it on
> > > > the Ontario and Canadian governments to shut down FOI proceedures. It was
> > > > a success which raised capital expenditures by $500 million per year and
> > > > to this day the ramifications of my actions are still very much alive.
> > > >
> > > > Anyone wanting to play, email me privately. No further public response
> > > > will be made with respect to this subject.
> > > >
> > > > Regards
> > > > Joe Baptista
> > >
> > >
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