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Re: [ga] dot org

to all.
I said I was candidate to manage .org when we discussed plan B.
This obviously meant that us all, the individual and non-profit .org
DN holders from this list could associated together to assume the
management of our TLD. I feel we are grown boys enough.

I therefore propose we incorporate .ORG as a formal non-US
association under temporary articles (Secretariat can do that in a
few hours and for $35 : the world@wide foundation can foot that bill).
Every Member of the GA (i.e. from each constituency starting with
NCDNHC) owning or controlling a .org DN would be a Member. We
would then elect a temporary board and the ga-org ML would be
acting as the Members Assembly.

This way we would discuss the project as a real issue we would
bid for. As an advisory assembly we would talk with more authority
from our experience of our real project.

Marc Shneider has already set-up a site to defend our interests as
.org DN holders. May be this site which had a real success might
be a site for such a project?


On 00:39 08/06/01, Danny Younger said:
>Dear Assembly members,
>We have received the following request from the Names Council Chair:
>[please note that this message will also be posted to our new ga-org mailing
>list] --
>will you initiate discussion on the GA on the dot org referral? We are going
>to discuss process at the NC June 29 meeting. So, options from the GA for
>process would be of interest for then. Please summarise GA proposals/options
>and circulate to the NC in advance.
>Dot org
>The Board has referred this issue to the NC. The constituencies (and GA) are
>asked to discuss and inform NC of their views. Timeline: First views on
>substance and process to NC meeting of 29 June.
>The text of the Board referral
>(http://www.icann.org/minutes/prelim-report-04jun01.htm ) is:
>Whereas, on 25 May 2001 ICANN entered into a new registry agreement with
>VeriSign, Inc. for the .org top-level domain;
>Whereas, under that agreement VeriSign's operation of the .org top-level
>domain will terminate on 31 December 2002, at which time the operation will
>be turned over to an entity designated by ICANN;
>Whereas, before the transition to operation of the .org top-level domain by
>the new entity can occur, it will be necessary to designate or establish an
>appropriate entity, to fashion its legal relationship with ICANN, to develop
>any necessary policies for the entity's operation, and to allow the entity
>to set up its business operations;
>Whereas, it is the Board's goal that these activities be completed in an
>orderly manner and in time to permit transfer of operational
>responsibilities for .org on the contracted schedule;
>Whereas, meeting this goal will require early planning and policy
>Whereas, the Board considers that the designation of a successor registry
>for the .org top-level domain involves policy issues concerning the
>domain-name system that should be referred to the Domain Name Supporting
>Organization for its consideration and recommendations;
>Whereas, under Subsection 5.1.4 of the current .org registry agreement
>VeriSign must contribute a US$ 5,000,000 endowment to be used to fund future
>operating costs of a non-profit entity, if one is designated by ICANN as
>successor operator;
>Whereas, the Board notes that the availability of this endowment should be
>considered in developing policy for the future operation of the .org
>top-level domain;
>Whereas, the Board urges that consideration be given to the positive effects
>on stability of assuring the ability of present registrants to continue
>their registrations;
>Resolved [01.71] that the Board refers to the Names Council for its
>consideration the issues raised by the scheduled transition of the operation
>of the .org top-level domain from VeriSign to a new entity, including at
>(a) whether to select an existing entity to succeed VeriSign as responsible
>for operation of the .org TLD, or to establish a new entity;
>(b) the characteristics of the entity to be selected or established;
>(c) selection criteria for the entity or its organizers;
>(d) principles governing its relationship with ICANN (sponsored or
>unsponsored TLD, term of operation, etc.); and
>(e) policies for the entity's operation of the .org top-level domain (to the
>extent they are not to be established by the entity).
>Further resolved [01.72] that the Names Council is requested to provide a
>report on its progress on the issues referred by resolution 01.71, including
>any policy recommendations it has developed, no later than 12 October 2001;
>Further resolved [01.73] that the report will then be posted for public
>comment in advance of ICANN's third annual meeting in November 2001.
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