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[atlarge-discuss] Fw: Very useful comments of Bruce Young
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I find myself in great agreement with many of Bruce Young's
Firstly, I think his 'signature' is excellent and well-focussed:
"Support democratic control of the Internet!
Go to http:// etc ... and Join Icannatlarge.com."
Excellent. A focussed slogan, showing the populist breadth of
the initiative that we need. The guy's a natural with words. Make
him Head of Marketing!
Such a slogan can be referenced (narrowly) to ICANN...
but can also be referenced (worldwide) to a mass-movement.
Secondly, I totally support his comment about the incestuous
relationship of ICANN and the Registries, Registrars and other
commercial entities: "Why should commercial entities (like
Registrars etc) deserve special consideration?"
I entirely agree with this - they are minority interests, who stand to
gain from executive power in ICANN, and who therefore should
have none. Given the demonstrable conflict of interests commercial
groups like these are the last people who should be granted
executive powers or positions. The Internet should remain free, and
should be MUCH more democratically administered, by the millions
upon millions of ordinary internet users who use it and develop it day
It is THESE users, in their millions, who we should seek to involve
and represent. THAT should be at the heart of our Agenda and our