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RE: [bc-gnso] RE: Important--Registry Registrar Separation issue

  • To: "'BC gnso'" <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] RE: Important--Registry Registrar Separation issue
  • From: "Mike Rodenbaugh" <icann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 12:04:01 -0700

I am not paid to advocate any views at ICANN.  I advocate views that are
shared with some of my clients, and which other of my clients do not share
-- and most of my clients could care less.  They are my views, not those of
any client.  

I wonder why I bother to do anything of benefit to the BC, when I am
attacked on our public list for simply raising a topic for membership
discussion, and including my personal opinion on that topic.  I know this
attack is disgusting to many other members as well.  My statement of
interest was published long before our last election and has not changed.
Therefore I surmise that a majority of members do not care about this
discussion.  I am done with it.


Mike Rodenbaugh
Rodenbaugh Law
548 Market Street
San Francisco, CA  94104

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
George Kirikos
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 10:39 PM
To: BC gnso
Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] RE: Important--Registry Registrar Separation issue


Normally I would not use my 3rd and final post of the day so early into the
day (i.e. before 2 am), but the following just could not go

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 6:51 PM, Mike Rodenbaugh wrote:
> Nobody is paying me or my firm to lobby for them with respect to any ICANN
policy issue.

Anyone can read Mike R's own Statement of Interest:


which states:

"Therefore I also advise those clients about ICANN, and advocate at ICANN
some of their views that ICANN policies should change and/or be adopted to
mitigate these problems."

Please tell the members of this constituency what is the difference, if any,
in your mind between "lobbying" and "adovating at ICANN some of *THEIR*
views (paying clients) that ICANN policies should change"?
Isn't that the very *definition* of lobbying?

Feel free to answer that in your next post, knowing that I won't be replying
until 12:01 am on Thursday, if I need to respond at all, given that the
above is so clear and speaks for itself. :)

Have a nice day everyone!


George Kirikos

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