Our new approach towards ICANN comments
- To: pednr-initial-report@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Our new approach towards ICANN comments
- From: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 11:36:34 -0700 (PDT)
By: George Kirikos
Company: Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc.
Date: July 17, 2010
As per our prior statement at:
we have carefully considered whether it is beneficial for us to disclose our
analysis and comments to ICANN. It has become abundantly clear that ICANN does
not value public input, and we will passively resist by not participating in a
process that only leads to predetermined outcomes. "Participation" is not
sufficient if it does not impact results.
We may or may not support aspects of the current topic or proposal (although
from past comments in the archives of all ICANN comment periods, it should be
clear we oppose bad ideas, and ICANN has mostly produced bad ideas throughout
For those organizations that do value our input, we will be happy to provide
with the benefit of our insights and experience. Perhaps ICANN will one day
become such an organization. Until then, this is the template for our comments,
and we respectfully request that ICANN notify the community when it is ready
willing to demonstrate that it properly values public comments.
We encourage other organizations, who normally don't comment as they feel it
will make no difference, to submit a brief note to that effect, as a sign of
dissent. For those reading this who have power to compel ICANN to change (NTIA,
DOC, DOJ, GAC, etc.), we encourage you to actually use that power, as the
"threat" alone has been insufficient to get to the proper outcomes that we all
Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc.