From: "JG" <>
To: <>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 12:08 AM
Subject: Influence peddling

As an american citizen, I'm very disappointed in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's recent dealings with ICANN, and the recent performance of ICANN.

Given the U.S. government's influence peddling in recent ICANN decision making (ie, the .XXX registry), and the general lack of accountability that ICANN has shown in decision making (ie, the Verisign deal), I think that ICANN should be disbanded, and the U.S. government should turn over control of the internet to the United Nations. With more countries involved in the decision making, it will be less likely that any one entity will be able to exert an undue amount of control over decision making as a result of pressure from lobbyists working for right-wing christian groups or a particular company.