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Re: [discuss] Re: Whose Domain Is It Anyway? Nader, NSI Want To Know
Kent and all,
This is utter nonsense. There were a grand total of three people that
up and stated that they felt that NSI should not have more than 1
on the names council. Yes, that is a "Number" but a very low one.
None the less this is really besides the point and also a distraction
tactic coming from the ISOC and the DNSO "Provisional Names Council"
which was not ELECTED as is required in ICANN's bylaws. Cutting off
Don, Michael, and Richard, in the phone conference was totally uncalled
Using this lame excuse as an excuse is not relevant. The fact that
Mike Roberts participated in this conference call and did not protest such
action speeks volumes for his attitude regarding an open process...
Kent Crispin wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 12, 1999 at 06:14:11AM +0000, William X. Walsh wrote:
> > On Fri, 11 Jun 1999 22:43:00 -0700, Kent Crispin <kent@SONGBIRD.COM>
> > wrote:
> > >Yes, it was NSI that was booted. The ICANN board modified their
> > >original position in response to widely held public opinion (just as
> > >you claim they never do), and restricted NSI to one seat.
> > I take GREAT offense in your characterization here Kent!
> > The widely held public opinion you quote here is ONLY the opinion of
> > the majority of the rest of the so called Names Council,
> No. It is not. The public opinion I refer to is that expressed
> during the Berlin meeting, where a *number* of speakers stood at the
> mikes and told the Interim Board on no uncertain terms that there was
> no way that NSI should be able to nominate 3 Names Council Members.
> As a result of that strongly expressed public opinion the Board
> amended its original position, which would have given NSI the right
> to pick three Names Council Members. To be blunt, a lot of people
> were simply outraged that NSI should have that much influence on the
> Names Council.
> The Board TO ITS CREDIT amended its previous position because of this
> public input.
> That is precisely what happened at Berlin. It's a matter of public
> record -- you can watch the real video yourself.
> NSI now says it is going to give those extra seats to "worthy
> groups", but it DOESN'T HAVE THOSE SEATS TO GIVE TO ANYONE.
> NSI is simply using this as a PR ploy.
> These are the facts.
> Kent Crispin "Do good, and you'll be
> firstname.lastname@example.org lonesome." -- Mark Twain
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