Re: [At-Large] [NA-Discuss] GNSO reform and ALAC
- To: Ross Rader <ross@xxxxxxxxxx>, aheineman@xxxxxxxxxxxx, gnso-improvements-report-2008@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [At-Large] [NA-Discuss] GNSO reform and ALAC
- From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 09:05:41 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
Ross and all,
As now persona's non grata, all of our members, users and
registrants all, have neither a voice or a vote of their
choosing and under the suggested/perposed "registrants
advisory board" will not either. This is not representative
and therefore inconsistent with the MOU and ICANN's mission
A voice and not a vote is inadequate for users and registrants
whom are also users themselves. What is good for users and
registrants should be good for both, win-win. Registries
and registrars may not always benefit with user-non-registrants
or user-registrants demands, which are after all the demands
of the broad marketplace. But users whom are employed by
registries and registrars will benefit equally with other users
and some of these users may also be registrants as well...
What is missing, or should I say has been removed, is the
GA which when official, was inclusive of all classes of
users and open and transparent to all whom wished to
participate. Such is a representation of and too
accountability, which ICANN and particularly the GNSO
lacks significantly and has for some time.
The ALS'es approach is a failure, and of course was
from it's inception as it seeks to divide rather than
unite by it's very nature of structure.
>From: Ross Rader <ross@xxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Apr 23, 2008 8:34 AM
>To: Evan Leibovitch <evan@xxxxxxxxx>
>Cc: At-Large Worldwide <alac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Re: [At-Large] [NA-Discuss] GNSO reform and ALAC
>Evan Leibovitch wrote:
>> Ross Rader wrote:
>>> I think the paper is correct in pointing out that contracted parties do
>>> need some sort of grouping, but it forgets that registrants (of all
>>> types) are a highly important component of this.
>> Personally, I would like to see a registrants' advisory board made up of
>> those subsets of all constituencies (business, noncomm, at-large) that
>> has an interest in protecting registrant's rights. Since these groups
>> are already part of official constituencies I see this as an advsory
>> board that would work with those constituency groups to help forumlate
>> registrant-friendly policy.
>> For the same reasons, I don't see identification of registrants as a new
>> separate constituency to be a good idea.
>I believe the current registrant constituencies should be dissolved and
>picked up under the new "registrant"/"user" split. As it currently
>stands, the commercial user community in the form of the BC/ISPC/IPC
>wields way too much power in the GNSO structure. There is also a
>smaller, but important, over-allotment to the registry and registrar
>constituencies. Both of these over-allotments (I believe) more rightly
>belong in the hands of the individual registrants and individual users -
>neither of which have any real representative voice in the GNSO process
>right now. Taking some "voice" away from the existing constituencies and
>re-apportioning it to a mostly new set of constituencies is, in my
>opinion, the only real way to create a proper and lasting balance in the
> From what you are describing, the registrant advisory board sounds
>remarkably similar to the contracted registrant constituency that I am
>proposing. But what is missing from this is the other half of the
>equation - the users, which also need a seat at the table.
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