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If PIR is violating its own advisory charter, why do they expect to have .org renewed?

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  • Subject: If PIR is violating its own advisory charter, why do they expect to have .org renewed?
  • From: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 21:21:29 -0700 (PDT)


According to the .org Advisory Council Charter:


"Section 3:... No two members of the Council will be from the same
non-commercial organization."

Michael Mann and Angela Stuber are both from Grassroots.org:


Apparently, when this was brought to the attention of PIR, instead of
rectifying the issue, they "did not see a problem with it".


I have nothing against Grassroots.org, but perhaps ICANN and the public
should seriously consider whether PIR, an organization that seemingly
has no regard for their own charter, should be operating such an
important registry as .org. Indeed, with presumptive renewal, it would
be next to impossible to remove a registry operator.

This is yet another reason why presumptive renewal should never exist
in any registry agreement.


George Kirikos

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