Re: [alac] Next Steps on .COM - ICANN Statement, FYI
- To: bfausett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, michel@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [alac] Next Steps on .COM - ICANN Statement, FYI
- From: "Roberto Gaetano" <alac_liaison@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2005 23:08:36 +0000
The first difference that stands out is that in Luxembourg the statement was
related to the uproar against a Board decision already taken, while in this
case the Board has seeked community input on a draft *before deliberating*.
As somebody who has participated in both discussions, and an outspoken fan
of the "first ask, then decide" approach, I can tell you that I am very
happy of the improvement.
ICANN BoD Liaison
From: Bret Fausett <bfausett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: ICANN At-Large - Denise Michel <michel@xxxxxxxxx>
CC: "At-Large Advisory Committee (publicly archived)" <alac@xxxxxxxxx>,
Subject: Re: [alac] Next Steps on .COM - ICANN Statement, FYI
Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2005 14:11:06 -0800
That's a very nice statement. Here's the very nice statement Vint Cerf made
THE SECOND THING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY IS THAT IN THE COURSE OF THIS
WEEK, IT'S BEEN VERY CLEAR THAT OUR CONSTITUENTS, AND MOST OF YOU OUT
THERE, HAVE BEEN BOTH DISAPPOINTED AND SURPRISED AND YOUR EXPECTATIONS HAVE
NOT BEEN MET WITH REGARD TO THE KINDS OF INFORMATION THAT YOU EXPECTED FROM
THE BOARD AND FROM THE REST OF ICANN.
WE HAVE HEARD THAT PRETTY LOUDLY AND CLEARLY.
AND I WANT TO SAY THAT THIS IS A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR US AS WELL.
I WANT TO SAY THAT I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT MEETING YOUR EXPECTATIONS WITH
REGARD TO COMMUNICATIONS, WITH REGARD TO KEEPING YOU ADEQUATELY INFORMED.
AND WE ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.
THERE ARE STEPS THAT I THINK WE CAN TAKE IN THE NEAR TERM AND STEPS THAT I
HOPE WE CAN TAKE IN THE LONGER TERM TO IMPROVE OUR ABILITY TO WORK WITH
YOU, OUR CONSTITUENTS, AND FOR THE BOARD TO WORK BOTH TOGETHER AS A BOARD
AND ALSO TOGETHER WITH OUR STAFF.
SO I'M COMMITTING TO YOU THAT WE WILL MAKE IMPROVEMENTS.
So how is today's very nice statement different from July's very nice
statement? At what point will the ICANN Board realize that it is what
happens in between these public meetings that really matters.
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