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Re: [ga] the NC takes the next step

At 01:18 6/06/01 -0400, Joanna Lane wrote:
>on 6/5/01 9:22 PM, Joop Teernstra at terastra@terabytz.co.nz wrote:
> > At 11:03 5/06/01 +0200, Jefsey Morfin wrote:
> >> Will the ccTLDs attend?
> >
> > Since they have decided to withdraw from the DNSO , I doubt it.
> >
> > But if they want to become an SO in their own right, they may well decide
> > on some form of DN holder representation from within their own customer 
> base.
> >
> > It would do much for their credibility as a country-oriented "shadow DNSO".
> >
>The argument to that is that there is a fundamental conflict of interest for
>the ccTLDSO to represent both themselves and their client.

Yes. That is hard to refute.

>  If the ccTLDs
>represent 244 countries and each has 1 vote on an issue, how many votes do
>registrants have? The balance of power has to be created by a separate SO
>for registrants, so that the ccTLDSO vote and the RegsitrantSO is
>commensurate, one vote each.

Also good point. But is it do-able at this moment?

Ideally, there should be:
- balance on the Board
- balance in the DNSO
- balance in the other SO's

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