Re: [ga] Domain plus?
Danny and all assembly members,
> I post this comment to the GA list because the ALSC may not currently be
Thank you for doing so. It seems that the ALSC Archives at least
are still down or unavailable. :(
> The latest recommendation from the ALSC (posted at:
> http://www.atlargestudy.org/decision.shtml ) stipulates that a voting
> At-Large member must either own a domain name and pay a membership fee, or be
> subscribed to an ICANN mailing list and remit a membership fee by credit card
> payment, or attend an ICANN meeting in person, or belong to and remit payment
> through specified organizations (identities still unknown) that contribute to
> ICANN's mission.
Tying membership strictly to a credit card is a poor if a non workable
requirement to be sure. Of course this has been communicated to the
ALSC, the ICANN BoD and staff on many occasions from many
different sectors and participants in a number of different countries.
To me this seems like a "Road Block" set up purposefully to restrict
BTW Danny did you also view the "Decision Tree" link at
http://www.atlargestudy.org/decisiontree.shtml from your referenced
link? Interesting in that it is so inaccurate as to be stupefying...
> In my view, this proposal would seem to deny voting rights to most of the
> developing world.
Yes indeed it would...
> The White Paper states: "The new corporation should operate as a private
> entity for the benefit of the Internet community as a whole. The development
> of sound, fair, and widely accepted policies for the management of DNS will
> depend on input from the broad and growing community of Internet users.
> Management structures should reflect the functional and geographic diversity
> of the Internet and its users. Mechanisms should be established to ensure
> international participation in decision making."
> This latest proposal does very little to ensure international voter
> participation, and effectively reduces the worldwide input desired. I cannot
> support this latest proposal in its current form.
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