Re: [ga] the NC takes the next step
Jim and all assembly members,
Jim Ayson wrote:
> At 01:18 AM 6/6/01 -0400, Joanna Lane wrote:
> >The argument to that is that there is a fundamental conflict of interest for
> >the ccTLDSO to represent both themselves and their client. 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. I would like to hear from the ccTLDs on this
> People might assume that all of the ccTLD manager's actions have full
> support of the local community, which is not always the case. I agree that
> the voice of the individuals within the ccTLD should be heard as well.
Not only just heard but headed to. The stakeholders in any ccTLD namespace
are the boss or should be. However it is likely that you are quite correct
that in some (Many?) cases with ccTLD's that the Registrants/stakeholders
have not only no voice, but no vote as well.
> As an example, I've come across an unconfirmed report that during the ccTLD
> managers meeting in Stockholm. the .PH ccTLD manager proposed a change in
> the ccTLD best practices draft so instead of it saying that the manager has
> a duty to "consult with the community" he has proposed this be changed to
> something like "consult with the community but not be constrained to follow
> the community or get consensus" or something to that effect.
This would not be surprising if true. There has been some discussion on the
NCDNHC list regarding .PH and it's questionable practices. Horacio
Cadiz was the individual that brought this potential problem to the attention
of the NCDNHC just before the Stoklholm meeting.
> This is quite
> an alarming development if true, and I'd be interested to verify if this
> was in fact raised during a discussion of ccTLD best practices. Are there
> any minutes to the ccTLD meetings posted on line?
Yes it would be troubling if true. And you ask a good question.
Possibly there are some scribe's notes from the ccTLD meeting
on the berkman site.
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