RE: [registrars] Update: Registrar Meeting
I don't have a problem with additional meetings. I have a problem with the
timing here, and I don't understand why these issues can be taken up in a
teleconference or a series of teleconferences.
My concern is exactly what you have started: "Again the purpose of this
meeting is to do the ground work necessary for a productive meeting in
Yokohama." I don't believe it is fair to call a meeting on such short
notice at a location near you in order to lay the ground work for Yokohama.
That is inappropriate. I understand your concerns of obtaining more
Registrar participation, but this is not the way to do it. From the list of
participants, it looks like most of them will be attending the Yokohama
meetings as well, so this meeting is not really expanding registrar
On such short notice, I do not have an entire day to spend on a
teleconference, and I am sure people like Richard Lindsey will not
appreciate having to work a 9PM-6AM shift because of the time difference,
which makes this meeting highly exclusionary.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Michael D. Palage
> Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 8:43 AM
> To: Registrars@Dnso.Org
> Subject: RE: [registrars] Update: Registrar Meeting
> Josh raises some issues that I would like to address one by one.
> We are concerned about the sense of urgency being promoted for
> this meeting
> in D.C., as well as the downplay of the importance of the ICANN
> meetings in
> There is no sense of urgency. As I stated, both Paul Kane and I were going
> to be in DC in connection with a speaking arrangement and I decided to see
> if a group of registrars would like to get together to address some issues
> like we did last year in Georgetown prior to Santiago Chile. So this
> pre-meeting is not without precedent.
> It is disturbing that their has been a decision to meet in D.C.
> on such a short notice, leaving many international registrars unable to
> attend because of the commute, and many others unable to attend because of
> scheduled conflicts. We would appreciate, in the future, that meetings be
> planned much further in advance and possibly scheduled outside
> the D.C. area
> or even North America.
> Another reason for this pre-meeting was so that we could maximize
> the amount
> of registrar participation. Many of the registrars do not have
> the financial
> resources to send people to ICANN''s exotic meeting locations.
> For example,
> TUCOWS I believe is sending three people to Yokohama, where as a number of
> the attendees at this meeting will have zero representation in Yokohama.
> Therefore I believe this meeting is inclusive as opposed to
> exclusive as you
> have characterized it.
> Furthermore, we cannot stress the importance of attending the
> ICANN meetings
> in Yokohama. While discussing issues like COC, funding, what we
> do, etc. in
> D.C. are important, the issues of new gTLDs should be decided in Yokohama,
> which directly effects our business, and is much more important for all of
> Again the purpose of this meeting is to do the ground work necessary for a
> productive meeting in Yokohama. Having attended ever registrar
> meeting since its inception, I can tell you first hand we never accomplish
> everything that we set our minds to.
> While I personally will be attending the D.C. meeting via
> teleconference, I
> am not thrilled with the timing, and I would prefer that we stay
> focused to
> meet in Yokohama.
> I have already reserved a room through the hosts in Japan for the
> meeting on the afternoon of the 13th at no cost, which is important since
> the constituency has no money. Acting in the capacity of defacto treasurer
> for the constituency all the money that has been raised to date has gone
> directly toward the Names Counsel's budget. In addition to this already
> scheduled meeting, I am considering asking Richard Lindsey to
> have a Code of
> Conduct meeting to move things along. Hopefully some of the work at this
> meeting will make his job and the rest of the Code of Conduct Task Force's
> job a little easier. I will have an agenda for the meetings in
> Yokohama out
> to the Constituency sometime during the first week in July.
> As usual anything ICANN related will never have 100% acceptance but I
> believe that this pre-meeting in connection with the work in
> Yokohama is the
> best alternative.
> Thank you.
> Josh Elliott
> TUCOWS.com, Inc.
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> > > Behalf Of Michael D. Palage
> > > Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 9:55 PM
> > > To: Registrars@Dnso.Org
> > > Subject: [registrars] Update: Registrar Meeting
> > >
> > >
> > > A room at the Reston Hyatt has been reserved. Now I need to
> > determine the
> > > number of attendees. The below listed companies have confirmed
> > > that will be
> > > attending. Several others have expressed an interest as well,
> > if so please
> > > notify me. Over the next couple of days I will also be contacting some
> > > non-constituency registrars located in the area in an effort to build
> > > membership by showing what we can do.
> > >
> > > REGISTRARS ATTENDING:
> > >
> > > Register.com (1 in person, 1 via telephone bridge)
> > > Core (1 in person)
> > > NSI - the registrar (1 or 2 in person)
> > > Bulkregister (2 in person)
> > > Enet Registry (1or 2 in person)
> > > InfoNetworks (1 in person)
> > > Domain Bank (1 person)
> > > Paul Kane (Wed afternoon)
> > > AllWest (telephone participation)
> > >
> > > NON-REGISTRARS:
> > >
> > > I have extended an invitation to NSI-The Registry and law enforcement
> > > personal that have been involved with the recent spat of
> > hijacking issues.
> > > This is a proactive attempt to diffuse a lot of the negative
> > > press that has
> > > been in the news (both locally and internationally) as of
> late prior to
> > > Yokohama. Remember part of expanding the name space relies upon
> > us proving
> > > that we can handle the current three top level domains in a
> > > manner.
> > >
> > > I have also extended an invitation to Dan Hollaran - our new
> > > officer, however, Louie does not know if he will be able to attend. I
> > > believe this will be an excellent opportunity
> > >
> > > As soon as I have more information on the telephone bridge I
> > will send it
> > > along to the group.
> > >
> > > Mike
> > >