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Re: [ga] Is ICANN replacing the ga with its new site?
On Sun, Feb 27, 2000 at 01:35:54AM -0500, WmsPtur@aol.com wrote:
> It appears that ICANN has decided that the solution to deciding what the
> ga list membership is or is not lies in creating something entirely new to
> supplant it.
The creation of the At-Large membership has absolutely nothing to do
with the travails of the GA. The At-Large membership of ICANN and the
GA of the DNSO are two totally separate things. ICANN has been working
on the At-Large membership for quite some time; it is described in the
bylaws; setting up the at-large membership is a requirement that must be
met before DOC will transfer control of the root zone to ICANN.
> If you haven't visited ICANN in the last few days, you might
> want to.
> ICANN has just set up, as of February 25, a new at large category
> "individual membership" website, where they give out tracking numbers,
> request that you use only one email address and even provide encrypted
It is a requirement that each member of the AL must be a single unique
human bing. They don't care if you have multiple addresses -- just
that you use only one address in interactions with ICANN.
> Just so we know who is here and over there as they begin to ramp up that
> membership, we could all volunteer to list our names, snail mail addresses,
> and all the email sites we might use here. I have a number of email
> addresses, as does most everyone with any quantity of mail. The 573 messages
> I just went through on my aol account from 2/2-23/2000 on this list are
> matched by hundreds of others at various locations.
> I don't see why this list or any other should suggest that anyone limit
> oneself to just one email address, anymore than one would reasonably be told
> to limit one's physical location to a certain locale to remain a "member".
A residency requirement is extremely common in normal political votes.
It is extremely common, also, that you must be a member of a mailing
list before you can post to it.
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