Verisign: ICANN Raised No Objections. Hiawatha Bray quotes a Verisign spokesperson in the Boston Globe: “VeriSign began work on the system a year ago, spokesman Tom Galvin said. “We began to think of a service that would help improve Web navigation,” he said. Galvin said VeriSign informed a major Internet regulatory body, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), of the Site Finder plan. He said ICANN president Paul Twomey raised no objections. [Lextext]
This brings in to question, at least for me, what Paul Twomey and really many others imagine the internet and the communities that operate on it to be, do they really think that this is something that would not be an issue for important constituencies there? or do they imagine it as a 90% won't care and the rest are just troublemakers or what?