[AfrICANN-discuss] US screening new gTLD applicants against US laws

Vika Mpisane vika at zadna.org.za
Thu Dec 16 23:11:38 SAST 2010

That's an interesting explanation you've given, McTim! And it makes some
sense, but then the reality is that Obama will have to do more to show that
the US is pushing for "one world, one internet". Unfortunately this can't
wait until the next US elections.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: McTim [mailto:dogwallah at gmail.com]
> Sent: 16 December 2010 05:08 PM
> To: africann at afrinic.net
> Cc: vika at zadna.org.za; ethinktanktz
> Subject: Re: [AfrICANN-discuss] US screening new gTLD applicants against
> laws
> Hi Badru,
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 5:52 PM, Badru Ntege (NFT)
> <badru.ntege at nftconsult.com> wrote:
> >
> > Just like we keep on hitting bad government in Africa until they conform
> > also need to keep lobbying for change on this issue until the Dept of
> It's not the Department of Commerce that is holding up the show, it's
> politics.
> Obama needs to run again.  If the US Gov't let the IANA "float away"
> to ICANN, the Republicans would use it during the next campaign to
> crucify Obama.  I can see the campaign attack ads in my mind... "Our
> tax dollars built the Internet and Obama just gave it away, what kind
> of American is he??"  Of course, it's nonsense, but the US electorate
> is notoriously gullible.
> In any case, we have to hope for a 2nd Obama administration where such
> concerns will be moot, and we can finally see some action on this.
> --
> Cheers,
> McTim
> "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
> route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

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