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

  • To: "Tim Ruiz" <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [gnso-geo-dg] Principles for ICANN Region discussion
  • From: "Olga Cavalli" <olgac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 11:23:31 -0300

I agree with Tim in relation with principle 2, and I support keeping it.
As our intention is to work on principles and not an action plan, I think it
is a good idea to have it.
>From my personal experience, after being related with Internet for decades
in a developing country/region, I agree with the idea of undertaking further
outreach efforts.


2008/8/12 Tim Ruiz <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx>

> 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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