Re: [ga] Registrar Constituency WLS Response to Verisign - A DNSO GA Ballot please...
Geroge and all assembly members,
George Kirikos wrote:
> --- Jeff Williams <email@example.com> wrote:
> > It would seem to me that the DNSO GA should also have held
> > a vote on the WLS and the .ORG delegation statement. I had requested
> > these two things before, and received not reply from either Thomas,
> > or Alexander. I think Alex had mentioned that the DNSO GA
> > would be submitting a ballot on the WLS issue. Alex? If not,
> > than again I would like to request again such a ballot be
> > initiated.
> There were already multiple opportunities for folks to show their
> approval or disapproval of WLS (I don't follow the .org issue much).
> Each time, overwhelmingly the GA was against it. I'm not sure what
> another vote would prove.
Well George it would PROVE that first the DNSO GA members
can show their interest and position in a official way to the WLS and
.ORG divestiture proposal. Second, without an official vote on these
matters, the ICANN BoD can claim that the DNSO GA is a nearly
useless part of the DNSO which they are already trying to do now,
and anyone can latter claim that the DNSO GA members had no
official position on the WLS or the .ORG divestiture issues...
> It might be a step in the reverse direction,
> too, in that a "200-20" vote is just numerical, whereas having folks
> provide their name along with their position, as has happened in the
> mailing list, is more forceful. Anonymous voting in the age of the
> internet would be very difficult (one side could easily sign up a few
> hundred or thousand "supporters" to manipulate a vote where the voters
> are anonymous). The way the RC did it, with registrars voting in
> public, is best, as it's less open to manipulation (similar to how
> voice votes were held in ancient Greece).
> WLS was mentioned on Slashdot, too, where it was derided.
> It's unclear that Verisign respects democratic institutions, in any
> event. At some point (maybe we're well past that already), we might
> need a "Magna Carta" to limit the power of this monarchy.
> George Kirikos
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