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RE: [gnso-geo-dg] Principles for ICANN Region discussion

  • To: gnso-geo-dg@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: RE: [gnso-geo-dg] Principles for ICANN Region discussion
  • From: "Tim Ruiz" <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 13:54:51 -0700

<html><body><div><FONT face=verdana,geneva color=#000000>I agree with what 
you're getting at. I had the same problem trying to figure out how to word it, 
or to do it. I chose the word *fairly,* but that really doesn't capture the 
whole idea. </FONT></div>
<div>While I strongly feel that we need to be careful not to exclude certain 
views or interests by being to broad in rolling up certain regions, we should 
balance that&nbsp;with consideration for fair representation. </div>
<div>For example, I think it's possible that rolling up the middle east into 
Europe&nbsp;may not allow for&nbsp;representation of that part of the world 
within ICANN. The sensibilities, culture, and&nbsp;social mores&nbsp;of that 
region&nbsp;are quite different from that of most of what is typcially 
considered Europe. On the other hand, Europe has four times the population of 
the Middle East and almost ten times as many Internet users. So, should a 
Middle East region have *equal* representation with Europe,&nbsp;North America, 
and Asia? </div>
<div><FONT face=verdana,geneva color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</div>
<div>Tim <BR><BR></div>
solid" webmail="1">-------- Original Message --------<BR>Subject: RE: 
[gnso-geo-dg] Principles for ICANN Region discussion<BR>From: "Gomes, Chuck" 
&lt;cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx&gt;<BR>Date: Mon, August 11, 2008 1:07 pm<BR>To: "Tim 
Ruiz" &lt;tim@xxxxxxxxxxx&gt;, &lt;gnso-geo-dg@xxxxxxxxx&gt;<BR><BR>
<DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=437125717-11082008><FONT face=Arial 
color=#0000ff size=2>Good contributions Tim.&nbsp; I recall something else you 
said in today's meeting that possibly could be converted into a principle for 
consideration.&nbsp; What I am referring to is your comments about the number 
of&nbsp;current users in Australia and New Zealand compared to some other 
regions.&nbsp; I took the liberty to word it into a principle for 
consideration: "Existing users should not be inordinately disenfranchised for 
the goal of fairly representing user groups who are not yet active and may not 
be able to effectively participate in the near term."&nbsp; I am not totally 
comfortable with this wording but hopefully it expresses somewhat of what I am 
getting at.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=437125717-11082008><FONT face=Arial 
color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=437125717-11082008><FONT face=Arial 
color=#0000ff size=2>I can't help but thinking of the bicameral model in this 
regard.&nbsp; It seems important to somehow balance the participation of groups 
based on their current level of use of the Internet with those who are 
underrepresented currently.&nbsp; The way this happens in the U.S. is two 
legislatively houses, one for which each state, regarless of population gets 
two Senators and the other for which Representatives are election according to 
population.&nbsp; Obviously, I am not thinking of a legislative model, but it 
might be worthwhile thinking of some ways that both needs could be met at the 
same time and could even be dynamic to adjust to the changing Internet 
<DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=437125717-11082008><FONT face=Arial 
color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=437125717-11082008><FONT face=Arial 
color=#0000ff size=2>Chuck</FONT></SPAN></DIV><BR>
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<FONT face=Tahoma size=2><B>From:</B> owner-gnso-geo-dg@xxxxxxxxx [<a 
return false;" href="mailto:owner-gnso-geo-dg@xxxxxxxxx"; target=_blank 
 <B>On Behalf Of </B>Tim Ruiz<BR><B>Sent:</B> Monday, August 11, 2008 12:16 
PM<BR><B>To:</B> gnso-geo-dg@xxxxxxxxx<BR><B>Subject:</B> [gnso-geo-dg] 
Principles for ICANN Region discussion<BR></FONT><BR></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=verdana,geneva color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=verdana,geneva color=#000000>1. The designation of ICANN 
regions should take into consideration the varying views, concerns, and 
interests of the users and residents of various parts of the world. The 
designation of regions should&nbsp;provide the opportunity for&nbsp;those 
diverse views to be fairly represented within&nbsp;ICANN processes.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>2.&nbsp;Sufficient outreach should be undertaken to understand as fully as 
possible the&nbsp;varying views, concerns, and interestes of users and 
residents&nbsp;around the world.</DIV>
<DIV>3. There may not be an existing designation of regions that will satisfy 
principle 1. However, reviewing existing designations&nbsp;will be helpful and 
may serve as a basis upon which to build.</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=verdana,geneva color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Tim </DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></body></html>

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