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Username: ausgood
Date/Time: Mon, October 14, 2002 at 4:38 AM GMT
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Subject: What Vint Knows About ISOC


Vint's own words about ISOC's financial condition....

From: "vint cerf"
To: "James Love";
"Joe Sims"
Cc: "Robin Layton";"Richard Hill">;
"Manon Ress";

Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: Should ISOC replace ICANN? Maybe so

"I would suggest first discussing this with ICANN - Lynn
St. Amour is the President. ISOC is in a somewhat fragile financial state itself and I am not sure it is up to such an undertaking."

-- Vint

At 10:41 AM 6/4/2002 -0400, James Love wrote: :
Vint, I personally think it might make sense to simply have ISOC
get a contract from the GAC or ITU to run the GNSO. The ccTLD
story is something else. There is room for further dentralization
of the TLDs,such as for example commercial and non-commerical TLDs,
those run by governments, etc. But for the commerical gTLDs, I think it would be cheaper and probably better to give this to an organization like ISOC, which is international, and which has strong
pro-competition, pro-innovation and pro free speech traditions. A contract with limited terms of reference with an international government based body, would be a protection against mission creep. ISOC already holds all of these international meetings anyway. Is this a crazy idea?


PS... assuming giving the GNSO to ISOC doesn't destroy ISOC.



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