News Review Postscript: Most Read week ending July 6, 2019, on DomainMondo.com:
#1 News Review | ICANN65 Recap, Regulatory Capture at ICANN: "ICANN65 was a rather more dreadful ICANN meeting than usual, perhaps due to a confluence of factors demonstrating how incompetent, corrupt, and unfit ICANN is ..."
#2 Tech Review 1) Why Jony Ive Chose To Leave Apple, 2) Big Tech & Profits
#3 Android or iOS, Why Smartphones Aren't Exciting Anymore (video)
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- Comment to NTIA 17 July 2018 (pdf);
Also note: "... there are some very disturbing things about the new .ORG Registry Agreement contract. The problems relate to the role of community policy development vs. bilateral contract in the governance of the domain name system. It appears that ICANN’s contracting process provides ICANN and its contracting parties a way to completely bypass ICANN’s policy development process. As such, it undermines the whole purpose of having ICANN in the first place .... It gives the lie to ICANN’s continued claim that it fosters bottom up multistakeholder consensus policies. It provides for an end run around fundamental bylaw constraints, such as the one prohibiting ICANN from regulating content. This is a troublesome loophole in ICANN’s contractual model of governance, and board members and GNSO representatives need to do something about it. As for the community, we need to put Verisign on notice. We will not allow the same thing to happen to the .COM contract ... a coalition with antitrust agencies concerned about market power and monopoly pricing and civil society free speech advocates would be powerful, and litigation inevitable if they try the same trick again."--Dr. Milton Mueller, The real problem with the new .ORG contract | internetgovernance.org (emphasis added).
- EPDP Phase 1 Final Report (pdf);
- CCT Review (pdf);
- ICANN Jurisdiction (pdf);
- Registry renewal of .NET (pdf);
- UDRP (pdf).
"ICANN fatally flawed"News Review 1) Cyber Sovereignty Rising, 2) ICANN Fatally Flawed https://t.co/HwNGGgMMYw #domains #DomainNames #trademarks #NetGov #IGF2019 #DataPrivacy #GDPR #antitrust #ICANN65 #ICANN pic.twitter.com/CzjQH7YkPk— Domain Mondo (@DomainMondo) June 15, 2019
ICANN65, EPDP, AMAZON, New gTLDs, Regulatory Capture at ICANNNR: 1) ICANN65 Recap - EPDP, GAC, AMAZON, ICANN Org & Next Round gTLDs, 2) Regulatory Capture at ICANN? https://t.co/gQrQOIt86N $AMZN #Amazon #Brazil #Brasil #domain #Domains #trademark #NetGov #IGF2019 #GDPR #ICANN65 #ICANN pic.twitter.com/41b4WozrG5— DrivingTheDay (@DrivingTheDay) June 30, 2019
"Let’s face it, the Internet is a utility and so are the corporations who control it .... Technology needs to be regulated"--Alan Patricof.Greycroft's Alan Patricof on Big Tech & Antitrust Concerns (video) https://t.co/7lCaOVz29J $FB $AAPL $GOOGL $GOOG $AMZN #BigTech #antitrust pic.twitter.com/P9d5vNTCUe— Domain Mondo (@DomainMondo) June 16, 2019
Ill-Conceived & Corrupt New gTLDs: Win $50 Million By Losing New gTLD Auctions2)a. .WEB IRP & @ICANN corrupt new gTLDs - IT PAYS TO LOSE - ICANN Expert Witness says one bidder "received over $50 million from losing private auctions" https://t.co/uf68qJ0dCK #domains #DomainNames #NetGov #IGF2019 #ICANN65 #ICANN pic.twitter.com/Cul4yecBHl— DrivingTheDay (@DrivingTheDay) June 18, 2019
More People Speak English Than Any Other Language in the World Today - The English Language & Americanisms (video) https://t.co/R8PJ0kagX4 #IndependenceDay #AmericanIndependence #EnglishLanguage #English #July4th pic.twitter.com/dvyWnwM4ux— Domain Mondo (@DomainMondo) July 3, 2019