The Insult and Injury of the U.S. Government…

Someone recently observed that many stakeholders have fallen victim to a “chilling effect” resulting from fear of retaliation by the rich and powerful bullies currently infecting the multistakeholder community, ICANN, and Internet governance. I related to what I was hearing because I’ve been personally targeted and libelously attacked and it is deeply dismaying enough having to worry about threats to revenue and reputation along with other harmful effects of such thuggery. I can’t imagine also having employees and being forced into the “Sophie’s Choice” dilemma of deciding between calling out the multitude of abuses and rampant misbehavior by ICANN and legacy registry operators or remaining silent in order to stay in business and make payroll.

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