ICANN Do Whatever I Wants
By Duane Thresher, Ph.D.
May 25, 2019
What is ICANN and why should you care that ICANN do whatever I
wants? ICANN stands for Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers. Among other profitable Internet fiefdoms,
they control the Domain Name System (DNS).
You've probably heard of DNS but don't know exactly what it
is. Computers on the Internet have numerical (IP) addresses,
like 18.104.22.168. When you go with your browser to a website,
which is on a webserver computer somewhere on the Internet,
you have to tell your browser the webserver computer address.
People have a hard time remembering numbers like that but are
much better with names, like icann.org, which is a domain
name. DNS is a system of computers on the Internet, queried
by your browser, that translate domain names into IP address
numbers, like icann.org into 22.214.171.124.
DNS is similarly used by email. Like webservers, email server
computers have numerical (IP) addresses, like 126.96.36.199, that
have to be translated from email addresses, like
firstname.lastname@example.org, specifically the domain name,
icann.org. If the DNS is set wrong or maliciously, email
could be redirected to the wrong recipient.
If you've ever bought a domain name you'll know that part of
the cost is the ICANN fee. It doesn't seem like much,
especially compared to the exorbitant domain registrar's fee,
but added up over hundreds of millions of domain names, it's a
ICANN is registered as a non-profit corporation, but
non-profit status is a scam. You can rake in billions of
dollars doing the unethical, if not illegal, but if you give
it all as salary to your CEO and other corporate officers,
which is just an operating cost, you are still non-profit.
(Hospitals are non-profit but with health care prices in them
so ridiculously high they make a ton of money. Where do you
think that money goes?) For this reason, among others, ICANN
has been criticized by many as, at best, "lacking financial
ICANN was originally set up to be just a technical standards
organization, consisting of and run by IT experts, but has
mutated into an IT incompetent profit-making political
has been CEO and President of ICANN since May 2016.
He is IT incompetent. He only has a BS in finance from the
University of Gothenburg (School of Business, Economics and
As you can tell by his university, Goran Marby is from Sweden.
So are some of my ancestors. I still have relatives I know
living outside Stockholm. So it's OK for me to criticize
Swedes, even ridicule them. I do a wicked impression of the
Swedish Chef from the Muppet Show. Oh, and the Nobel Prize is
a politically-correct leftist liberal sham run by fools.
Swede Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and the biggest arms
dealer of his time, would even be embarrassed by what it has
Norse mythology also came from Sweden. Loki was the evil
trickster god. The Midgard (World) Serpent was Loki's child
and grew so large that it encircled the earth in a
stranglehold. Interesting how ICANN, including its logo, can
be so fittingly equated with the World Serpent, and Goran
Marby can be so fittingly equated with Loki.
Speaking of IT incompetent Swedes involved with domain name
corruption, there is also Arne
, GoDaddy's Chief Information Officer (CIO), and
Chief Infrastructure Officer, and Executive Vice President,
and .... Like Marby, Josefsberg is IT incompetent. He has no
IT education. The non-IT MS he does have is from an obscure
Swedish college and a Swedish MS is equivalent, if at all, to
an American BS (4 years after high school). Like many
Europeans, the Swedish claim their BS degree is an MS so that
Swedes can outcompete Americans for American jobs. Swedish
universities are also typically inferior to American
universities; that's why so many come to America for
I used to use GoDaddy for domain name registration and
webhosting, until (2018) their IT incompetence became
financially unbearable -- they screwed up the DNS on my
business website, made the website unreachable, and would do
nothing to fix it. When I tried to move my domain names to
another registrar, GoDaddy/Josefsberg put an arbitrary 60-day
hold on them, hoping I would just forget or give up and
continue paying their exorbitant annual domain name
I made an official complaint to ICANN/Marby. All I ever got,
after repeated emails to them, was form emails asking for more
information -- after I very thoroughly documented the abuse
and the rules against it -- and emails saying they considered
what GoDaddy did as perfectly acceptable. ICANN has been
repeatedly widely criticized for ignoring, even abetting,
domain name registrar corruption. Those Swedes are thick as
I waited the two months and finally transferred my domain
names, then immediately deleted my GoDaddy account (as
ICANN is incorporated in politically-correct leftist liberal
California, in Los Angeles, near Hollywood and Beverly Hills,
and that's where Swede Goran Marby lives, very comfortably.
Sweden has become rabidly politically-correct leftist liberals
and hates the U.S. Whenever it can, this otherwise powerless
country tries to thwart the U.S. Their Nobel Peace Prize, for
example, is routinely given in order to embarrass the
But ICANN provides more powerful weapons.
For example, ICANN came up with the very expensive .sucks
domain, whose sole purpose -- there can be no other -- is for
domain name registrars, and ICANN, to extort money from
companies who, in order to protect their brands, don't want
anyone else getting their company.sucks domain.
ICANN used to be run by IT experts and under the jurisdiction
of the U.S. Department of Commerce. (Interestingly, the DoC
was also supposed to control who could get a .edu domain but
they surrendered that to another "non-profit" corporation,
Educause, which again makes a lot of money from registering
the domain names.) Under Obama, it was decided to let the
rest of the world run ICANN instead, to make it
politically-correctly "multinational", and by 2016, with IT
incompetent Swede Goran Marby as CEO and President, ICANN was
an organization answering to no one.
The U.S. is the most important country on the Internet and has
the most to lose from losing control of it. Letting other
countries control it just for political correctness' sake is a
massive foolish national security risk. ICANN could
conceivably break the DNS of the website of every U.S. company
(including Amazon), just like mine was broken by GoDaddy, and
possibly cause the economic collapse of the U.S. Email,
including the U.S. Government's, could be rerouted from its
intended recipients to foreign governments. Currently,
ICANN's top priority is to collude with other countries to
thwart the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).
But ICANN do whatever I wants.