Michael Sondow on 22 Jan 2001 23:53:23 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Vint Cerf wants to remind you that ICANN is still nota world government

Heiko Recktenwald wrote:

> On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Michael Sondow wrote:
> > letter of Richard Alston, Minister for Communications,
> > Information Technology and the Arts, Commonwealth of Australia, to
> > Dot Cx, the registry for the .cx TLD, Christmas Island:
> >
> > "The document "Principles for the Delegation and Administration of
> > Country Code Top Level Domains" (the GAC ccTLD Principles Document),
> > which was drafted and endorsed by ICANN's Governmental Advisory
> > Committee (GAC), forms the policy basis for the relationship between
> > the Commonwealth and Dot CX."
> >
> > Here is proof positive that ICANN is the government of the Internet,
> > and that the GAC is its international regulatory agency making
> > world-wide Internet law.
> This is nothing more than a proof for Commonwealth policy basis.

Thatīs what I said: the policies of national governments like the
Commonwealth of Australia are being determined by ICANN and its GAC,
which are making what therefore amounts to international law. 

Thanks for agreeing with me.


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