[comments-review] Conclusions -- Part Three
The DNSO is a policy recommending body. It consists of two groups. The
first group, the General Assembly, has a membership that is primarily drawn
from the public - it has no voting rights. The second group, the Names
Council, consists entirely of Special Interest Groups - it has the voting
rights. I view this as inequitable.
The ICANN Board has asked for change. It recognizes the need for
greater public participation, for accountability and outreach. A structural
change is warranted that would allow for the General Assembly to have voting
rights in equal measure with the rights enjoyed by the collectivity of
special interest groups. It is my recommendation that General Assembly be
granted 19 seats on the Names Council.
The Chair of the Review Working Group has also put forth an alternate
proposal that bears consideration. That proposal may be found at the
following URL: http://www.dnso.org/wgroups/wg-review/Arc02/msg02706.html