Re: [registrars] Original Budget Committee Volunteers
Ross - I am sorry that you felt the need to send such an inappropriate
remark. Along the lines of your argument, I would think that the fact that
Tucows is running the Afilias registry and is actively marketing its
registry outsource business raises questions about Tucows' capital
However, I do not believe that any company should be disqualified from
consideration. In fact, ICANN bylaws do not allow a constituency to
preclude membership based on being a member of a different constituency.
This logic should extend here.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ross Wm. Rader <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Elana Broitman <email@example.com>; Michael D. Palage
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 1:03 PM
Subject: RE: [registrars] Original Budget Committee Volunteers
> ] Original Budget Committee Volunteers
> > Thank you Rob for that reminder.
> > As I recall, we wanted to have representatives of small and large
> > registrars. This would argue for one of the larger registrars to be
> > nominated to replace Bulk Register. I don't believe that we
> > should exclude
> > any registrar from being nominated. Various companies are involved in
> > several constituencies and have always been. We simply need to know
> > whoever is nominated will represent the interests of the registrar
> > constituency.
> Elana: The issue here is not multi-constituency activity, but a lack
> thereof. The new registries do not have a seat at the DNSO table yet, and
> would be highly inappropriate for them to assume a spot within this
> constituency to represent themselves in the absence of appropriate venue
> elsewhere. I shy from casting aspersions, but we are talking about human
> nature and capital interests here.
> Group: On a slightly different note, I am also to assume from earlier
> statements on the list that Tucows equity in Afilias would preclude us
> participating in this committee? If not, I would be pleased to put forward
> Tim Denton from our organization to represent the large registrars at the
> budget table. Other than our small stake in Afilias, we hold no interests
> other registries, sit on any registry boards of directors etc. Tim is also
> looking for extra stuff to do right now ;)