July 29, 2002

Tue, 30 Jul 2002 01:12:09 GMT

That Fausett guy... For those of you that don't follow ICANNWatch closely (shame on you ;), I have to pass on this comment from one of their readers regarding Brett Fausett's commentary on the Auerbach v. ICANN case. "That Fausett guy might have a career as a serious reporter if he should ever give up the lawyering thing."

Well, I thought it was funny...had to be here I guess ;)

Brett's complete notes on the proceedings have been posted to his blog.

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Mon, 29 Jul 2002 22:12:43 GMT

Another "Oops"...4:24PM Register.com misses by 4 cents (RCOM) 7.25 +0.27: Reports Q2 EPS of $0.02, $0.04 worse than the Multex consensus; revs were $27.0 mln, vs consensus of $28.8 mln. [Briefing.com]
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Mon, 29 Jul 2002 22:10:32 GMT

(update) Qwest admits incorrect accounting in three years. Will restate earnings from 1999 to 2001 [InfoWorld: Top News] Ummm...Oops. Tomorrow's headline - "Thousands of 401K holders restate retirement plans, 'Freedom 78' becomes a hot option"
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Mon, 29 Jul 2002 22:08:27 GMT

VeriSign lied in ICANN race case. The Register Jul 29 2002 1:36PM ET [Moreover - Domain name news] News travels fast...(thanks for the link plug you carrion pickers ;)
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Mon, 29 Jul 2002 20:43:20 GMT

Auerbach Wins, Court Criticizes ICANN. Lawsuits, lawsuits, lawsuits. The only thing that they all have in common (other than the DNS) is that they are all being decided against the favorites...more at Fausset's icann.blog.us....
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Mon, 29 Jul 2002 14:20:33 GMT

According to William Walsh in a post to the ICANN GA List, a recent anonymous post to the GA regarding the Johnson v. Verisign litigation was actually written by "...a long time list participant, and in fact, someone who works for one of Verisign's competitors." He notes that "...anyone with a smidgen of technical ability..." should be able to figure out who the author actually is.

While the content of the anonymous post isn't all that exciting - just a pointer to yet more allegations against Verisign in one of ICANN's public forums, the thought that a member of the GA and fellow registrar would abuse the GA list in such a manner is repugnant. The GA has enough to deal with in managing the inanities of John Palmer and Jeff Williams - it certainly doesn't need more coming from a registrar with an axe to grind.

Whomever actually posted this has dropped about three notches on my credibility scale. As Kennedy once said (Ted, not JF.) "Never sacrifice your political convictions or integrity for the convenience of the hour." While perhaps not the best source of advice in this regard, the statement holds truth.

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