FOCI Petition (Version 2)
We, the undersigned members of FOCI (Friends Of a Competitive Internet), urge you to support competition and diversity in the Internet’s core infrastructure. We emphatically oppose (any extension of) monopoly power in the management of the Internet’s infrastructure.
As of October 16, 2000, we specifically oppose the bid by NSI and Afilias for the .Web top-level domain both because of its extension of NSI’s monopolistic power and because of the lack of technical due-diligence evident in their proposal (at least, those parts of it that are pubically accessible).
Additionally, as of October 17, 2000, we specifically oppose the bid by Melbourne IT, Inc. and NeuStar, Inc. as JVTeam, LLC because it represents an extension of an existing, entrenched power, as opposed to the introduction of diversity and competition called for in the “Criteria for Assessing TLD Proposals”
Latest Petition Signatories [ View All Signatories ]
Below are the latest 25 of the 257 signatories whose names will be on the petition we’re sending to ICANN.
Genie Livingstone Internet Commerce
Michael Baker, Jr. Domain owner
Chris Chase DTi
arlene artale Seven A’s Promotion Inc.
Ricardo Tohme Webmaster, Ahijuna.com
donald macallister ocworks.org
John P. Birck
Karen Ott Add Ideas/Adgrafix
Joseph N. Schmitt
Korey Buzzell none
S. R. Hudgins