RE: [registrars] WLS go ahead???
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Bhavin Turakhia
> Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 10:51 AM
> To: 'Rick Wesson'; 'David Wascher'
> Cc: 'Registrars List'
> Subject: RE: [registrars] WLS go ahead???
> > > I do not understand - if the RC voted NO and the DNSO voted NO but
> > > ICANN is still going to allow WLS - then what the hell are we here
> > > for. The RC and the DNSO might as well pack up and go home because
> > > ICANN and VeriSign are going to do what they want.
> > A better question is, "why is ICANN there" and why did you
> > all sign a document telling the DoC how great it is that
> > ICANN is there. If the WLS moves forward it is partly our own fault.
> Aaah ..... What came first ... The chicken or the egg :) ..... It is
> indeed after ICANN was formed that the Registrars came into being.
> However I am in full agreement with Rick. Maybe I should withdraw my
> support for the ICANN letter. Infact on second thoughts now I am
> wondering if it was the peer movement that made me sign it. For I have
> not seen ICANN move towards reforming any issue. Its funny how decisions
> that favour Verisign (read WLS) got taken right away while we are still
> deliberating on the Transfers issue, or the Delete hoarding issue of
> Verisign, without any assistance/resolution there.
In an email to Mike regarding our (AAAQ.COM's) response to whether or not
we'd like to be a signatory to the DoC letter, my reply was:
"Although in favor of reforming ICANN, I'd rather not have our signing of
the letter be misinterpreted as endorsing in any way the Blueprint or plans
of the Evolution and Reform Committee. So far, I don't see how anything in
what's been presented is going to change a damn thing in the way ICANN
I've also recently gone on record as saying that no real reformation of
ICANN will take place until Joe Sims and the law firm he represents, Jones
Day Reavis & Pogue, are no longer associated with ICANN. For those not
familiar with Joe Sims and the reasons I say this, you may want to read the
email I posted to the GA list,
ICANN's obviously slanted Second General Counsel's analysis document which
says that WLS should be approved by the Board was written by Louis Touton.
And, for those that don't know, Louis Touton came to ICANN from Jones Day
where he worked with Joe Sims on ICANN matters before being hired by ICANN.
Louis, in my opinion, is nothing more than the "inside guy" that does
whatever he's directed to do by Joe Sims.
As long as Joe Sims, Jones Day and Louis Touton are associated with ICANN,
please continue to expect these kinds of outcomes. BTW, I will support any
effort to oust these guys.