As At Large Members, we should
probably be grateful to have been given the opportunity to vote for only some ICANN
board seats. OK, worthwhile causes are usually slow, uphill battles.
We graciously accept whatever meager benefits we are allotted.
and ego prevail on the ICANN board ... this barb directed specifically toward current
board squatters. These squatters have blurred the line between power and abuse
Insulting our intelligence with the Ken Stubbs situation (and no, this
topic will not just go away), and numerous other nefarious moves,
the ICANN board
has driven home the point that the At Large Memberships are little more than an obligation,
a joke, a non-issue, and inconvenience, etc.
To the rejected (and dejected) new
TLD applicants, the piracy of $50,000.00 each is not an issue lost on some At Large
Members. The Staff Reports (negative and positive) were obviously hastily thrown
together, denying applicants of their money's worth. Those Staff Reports read
as if they cost about $500.00 each, to prepare. The ICANN Board members obviously
did not use the $50,000.00 per applicant to actually assess the applications.
Something needs to change. Right now, my At Large Membership feels fairly
worthless. As large a pain-in-the-ass as it is, right now, the alternate root
seems more attractive every day. If I start spending my money in the alternate
root, instead of ICANN's root, maybe I can help shut down one nasty group of individuals.
At Large Member