Question about ICANN
Isn't this type of central control opposed to the spirit of the Internet?
While I'm at it, the following quote from a few years ago may be of interest:
It might be necessary to start forming them now.It might have been better had ICANN never have been created. But the alternative would have been to permit a much more uncertain process to go forward--involving not just competing registrars, but competing registries or some entity truly evolving from the bottom up--not of the type we are presently able to imagine. Whatever happens with this current agreement between NSI, ICANN, and Commerce, we should be on guard that privately evolving alternatives--entirely new keyword or name-based methods of finding Net content, or alternative root servers--are not foreclosed.