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Urgent Request to Send Email to ICANN to Protect Noncommercial Users (23July deadline)

  • To: Robin Gross <robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, gnso-stakeholder-charters@xxxxxxxxx, rrusdiah@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Urgent Request to Send Email to ICANN to Protect Noncommercial Users (23July deadline)
  • From: rusdiah <rusdiah@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:28:50 +0700

Dear Robin,

As member of the NCSG I supported the NCSG charter that are supported by civil society. I will forward my email of support to ICANN and hope it will be review by them.

Regards, Rudi Rusdiah - chairman

APWKomitel / Association of Community Internet Center - Jakarta - Indonesia

Robin Gross wrote:
Dear Rudi,

I am writing with an urgent request that you please send a quick email <mailto:gnso-stakeholder-charters@xxxxxxxxx> to ICANN to weigh-in regarding the imposition of the ICANN staff drafted charter for a Noncommercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG). Without any explanation or justification, ICANN discarded the NCSG charter that had been drafted by civil society in a consensus process and submitted to ICANN by NCUC in March - and supported by more than 80 noncommercial organizations and individuals. Instead, ICANN is attempting to impose precisely the "silo" charter model that we said would stranglehold us and render us ineffective in policy development at ICANN.

It is crucial that noncommercial organizations and individuals weigh-in right now and let ICANN know that the world is watching and expecting it to live up to its promises of bottom-up processes, accountability, and democracy. The governance structures contained within the NCSG charter will be extremely important for determining how effective noncommercial users can be in influencing policy decisions at ICANN for years to come. So if there was ever an issue to weigh-in on, this is the issue - because it will impact /every issue noncommercial users face in the future/.

*The ICANN Public Comment Period on the charters is open until 23 July - Thursday (end-of-business in California)*.

Comments on the draft charters are submitted via email to _gnso-stakeholder-charters@icann.org_ <mailto:gnso-stakeholder-charters@xxxxxxxxx>.

Thank you for considering this urgent request. If you can find the time to send a quick email to ICANN before Thursday EOB, it could make a significant difference for noncommercial users for years to come and I would greatly appreciate it. Please let me know if you'd like to discuss this request further. Thanks again!!

All best,


Background on Issue with links to docs, see my article: "/Is ICANN Accountable to the Global Public Interest?/":

IP Justice Statement on Stakeholder Group Charter Injustices:

Comment from Dr. Milton Mueller (Internet Governance Project):

Public Comments:

ICANN Info on submitting comments on stakeholder group charters:

Robin Gross, Executive Director
1192 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA  94117  USA
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