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Re[2]: [ga] Proposed GA Working Group on Domain Name Registration Systems

Saturday, Saturday, January 12, 2002, 8:41:21 PM, DPF wrote:

> On Sun, 13 Jan 2002 11:07:02 +1100, "Patrick Corliss"
> <patrick@quad.net.au> wrote:

>>A la Jeff Williams, I propose a poll:
>>In relation to setting up a GA working group on domain name registration
>>systems to address important issues such as domain name expirations and
>>In favor of setting up a GA working group  [x]
>>Against setting up a GA working group [ ]
>>No opinion on setting up a GA working group [ ]
>>I'd appreciate if those with "no opinion" would vote accordingly.  Thanks.

> Could I suggest both this poll and the previous one while well
> intentioned lead to the GA being more dysfunctional.  Many do not
> subscribe here to see 40 people vote on a list.

> I know we are basically without a GA Chair for now which doesn't help
> but the way I see it is that when polls are needed the GA Chair should
> arrange these through the Secretariat.

> However in both the recent cases no poll was needed IMO.  It was
> obvious there was next to no support for the WLS proposal and as not a
> single Registrar is supporting it, it is basically dead in the water.
> A good GA Chair would have felt confident concluding the GA does not
> support the proposal on the basis of the excellent discussion we have
> had here.

> Likewise wrt setting up a WG.  The GA Chair should be able to read the
> mood of the GA and either set up a GA Working Group or preferably ask
> the NC to set up a DNSO Working Group on the issue.

> We should reserve votes to when they are really needed, and let the GA
> Chair call them.

Very well articulated, and I support this point 110%.

Best regards,
William X Walsh <william@wxsoft.info>

"There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of
the law. No artist ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer
interprets the truth."
-- Jean Giradoux

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