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

  • To: "Tim Ruiz" <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <gnso-geo-dg@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [gnso-geo-dg] Principles for ICANN Region discussion
  • From: "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:13:39 -0400

It may be that we decide to drop principle 2 but let's not drop any
without some further discussion as a group.  Even if decide to dropa
particular principle, our discussion could result in other principles
that may be useful.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gnso-geo-dg@xxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-gnso-geo-dg@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tim Ruiz
> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 10:06 AM
> To: gnso-geo-dg@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [gnso-geo-dg] Principles for ICANN Region discussion
> Philip, I see your point. What I am getting at is the purpose 
> of the geographic regions, and perhaps I am off base on what 
> is intended. To date, it is a system that makes things look 
> good, but it isn't really providing much else. ICANN policies 
> don't really have geographical implications. They do have 
> geo-political, cultural, public policy, etc.
> implications. So it seems to me that to some extent the 
> geo-political and cultural elements do need to be considered 
> in order to have regional designations that reflect reality. 
> Drawing a circle around various areas on a map doesn't do it.
> That said, I have no problem dropping my principle 2 below.
> Tim 
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [gnso-geo-dg] Principles for ICANN Region discussion
> From: "Philip Sheppard" <philip.sheppard@xxxxxx>
> Date: Tue, August 12, 2008 2:25 am
> To: <gnso-geo-dg@xxxxxxxxx>
> Tim wrote:
> 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 provide the opportunity for 
> those diverse views to be fairly represented within ICANN processes.
> 2. Sufficient outreach should be undertaken to understand as 
> fully as possible the varying views, concerns, and interests 
> of users and residents around the world.
> ---------------
> I support principle one. And I admire principle 2. But the 
> practical output of principle 2 is a huge task, requiring 
> millions of dollars to do well. Moreover, the result of such 
> outreach would always be overly complex to subsequently apply 
> in a practical way, forcing the ICANN Board to make 
> geo-political and cultural judgement.
> Is this really what we want to propose ?
> Philip

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