Dear ICANN Board,
am a private mathematician and systems analyst with inventions some of which I publish
My insights are theoretically both commercially exploitable
but also highly educational in nature. Hence I anticipate publishing significant
software results as .org.
At the same time, I have created the first LETS (Local
Exchange Trading System) in London. During the last few years I have organised
the Forum for Stable Currencies which I publish as www.intraforum.net/money This
monetary analysis makes me acutely aware of the profound necessity for balancing
organisational with economic power.
Furthermore, I have had most painful experiences
with various domain name registration procedures in different countries.
just learned about the Unity Registry, I strongly support their
approach for the
1) Stability - I would love to be able to host all of my domain
names under .org as a coop member.
2) Differentiation & promotion - Unity Registry
offers an excellent plan to differentiate .org from commercial domains. All my life
has been spent on social rather than commercial gain and I would LOVE to see the
Unity Registry practice a healthy balance between 'charity' and 'profit'.
- to share 'profits' among 'members' is the best possible 'commercial practice' in
a capitalist system based on 'credit money' and compound interest.
and support - in my original vision of a 'Peace Network' of people and computers
protecting our planet, I have known about Poptel since its beginnings. Hence
I very much support their contribution to turn .org into a coop which would solve
a lot of problems for a lot of individuals and organisations with an artifical split
between 'monetary intentions'.
The Unity Registry is the most intelligent approach
to 'economic democracy' that I have seen. We are advocating it our way through
the Forum of Stable Currencies @ the House of Lords in London.
Next week I shall
visit the authors of the 'Clearinghouse for Complementary Currencies' and the information
about Poptel's ideas for .org adds fuel to my fire for an economically saner world.
PLEASE PLEASE do not use silly 'political arguments' but intelligent logic and analysis
when making your decision [and maybe give extra weight to the voice of a multi-lingual
woman who studied computing and programming in the sixties].
Sabine Kurjo McNeill
21a Goldhurst Terrace
London NW6 3HB