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Just Say No to the Current ICANN Staff EOI Proposal

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  • Subject: Just Say No to the Current ICANN Staff EOI Proposal
  • From: "Michael D. Palage" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 20:56:23 -0500

Dear ICANN Staff,


Distilling the respective ballot box stuffing initiatives of the pro-TLD
applicant crowd versus the anti-TLD crowd should leave no doubt in either
the minds of ICANN staff or Board that there is a lack of consensus within
the broader ICANN community in connection with the utility of the current
EOI proposal. Now ICANN has two clear choices: (1) it can turn to the
Government Advisory Committee and seek their input as required by the Bylaws
and the Affirmation of Commitments consistent with the bottom up consensus
process or (2) it can choose to make a "top-down" decision with clear public
policy decisions without consulting the GAC.  The wrong decision will be one
in which there will be consequences not only in connection with current
Affirmation of Commitments review, but also other international fora. 


As someone that has invested over 11 years into the ICANN process, please do
not gamble the organization's future away to cover those organizations that
bet and lost in connection with a Q1-2010 launch date.  Attached please find
a more detailed argument in favor of deferring any EOI vote until Nairobi at
which time the Government Advisory Committee can be properly consulted.




Michael D. Palage



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