ICANN/DNSO


General Assembly Mailing Lists over time


General Purpose Mailing Lists

June 1999 (the origin of this server).

The following General Purposes Mailing Lists are established for the General Assembly of the DNSO (Domain Name Supporting Organization of ICANN):

  1. Official announcements: announce@dnso.org
  2. General Assembly Main List: ga@dnso.org

Anybody interested in the DNSO issues may subscribe to announce or to ga or to both of that lists.

  1. Only the DNSO Secretariat may write to announce list.
  2. Only subscribers may write to ga list.

The GA general rules of decorum apply to the ga list and are enforced by the Lists Monitor Team.

  1. The Rules of Order for the Mailing Lists of the General Assembly of the DNSO as adopted in November 2000 are published in: http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2000.GA-ga-rules.html
  2. The Lists Monitor Team e-mail address is: ga-abuse@dnso.org.
  3. In order to provide a useful forum for the exchange of information and opinion, the ga list is governed by the following guidelines:
    1. All postings should relate to the purpose of the list and be free from personal insults or abuse. Restrictions include:
      1. no cross posting to other lists and
      2. a daily limit of five postings per person.
    2. This is a difficult medium so please consider this list precious and take care of it. In particular, you should:
      1. take the time to read all comments before replying
      2. allow for the possibility of misunderstanding, and
      3. respect those from a non-English speaking backgound (do not swamp the discussion with slang or acronyms).
  4. Those who do not accept the General Assembly list rules may subscribe to ga-full list.

The General Assembly Mailing Lists are archived on the web site, see http://www.dnso.org/archives.html.

To subscribe to the General Assembly mailing list, please send an email to majordomo@dnso.org with the words subscribe ListName in the body of the message. The ListName is any of the above: ga, announce.

The weekly information on numbers of participants in the DNSO mailing lists is provided in http://www.dnso.org/statistics/dnsostatistics.html

Specific Purposes Mailing Lists

30 April 2001.

The following Specific Purposes Mailing Lists are established for the General Assembly of the DNSO (Domain Name Supporting Organization of ICANN):

  1. DNSO External Relationships: ga-ext@dnso.org
  2. DNSO Internal Processes: ga-int@dnso.org
  3. Systems: ga-sys@dnso.org
  4. Competitive Roots: ga-roots@dnso.org
  5. Trade Marks and IP: ga-tm@dnso.org
  6. GA DNSO Review: ga-review@dnso.org

The GA general rules of decorum apply to these lists and are enforced by the Lists Monitor Team.

  1. The Rules of Order for the Mailing Lists of the General Assembly of the DNSO as adopted in November 2000 are published in: http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2000.GA-ga-rules.html
  2. The Lists Monitor Team e-mail address is: ga-abuse@dnso.org.
  3. In order to provide a useful forum for the exchange of information and opinion, these lists are governed by the following guidelines:
    1. All postings should relate to the purpose of the list and be free from personal insults or abuse. Restrictions include:
      1. no cross posting to other lists and
      2. a daily limit of five postings per person.
    2. This is a difficult medium so please consider this list precious and take care of it. In particular, you should:
      1. take the time to read all comments before replying
      2. allow for the possibility of misunderstanding, and
      3. respect those from a non-English speaking backgound (do not swamp the discussion with slang or acronyms).

The General Assembly Mailing Lists are archived on the web site, see http://www.dnso.org/archives.html.

To subscribe to the General Assembly mailing list, please send an email to majordomo@dnso.org with the words subscribe ListName in the body of the message. The ListName is any of the above: ga-ext, ga-int, ga-sys, ga-roots, ga-tm, ga-review.

Update to Specific Purposes Mailing Lists

21 May 2001.

As you know six mailing lists have been established to provide a ready forum for GA discussion. It is early days yet but some of these list have been very successful.

However, some members have expressed a desire for clearer definition between the two lists, GA-EXT and GA-INT. These are meant to represent "external relationships" and "internal processes" respectively. Another list name, that of GA-TM, could perhaps also be improved.

It has therefore been decided to rename three of the lists as follows:

(1) GA-EXT will be changed to GA-ICANN. This list will deal with anything external to the GA but most particularly ICANN including its structure and relationships.

(2) GA-INT will be changed to GA-RULES. This list will continue to deal with rules, internal procedures and the like but the new name makes its role a lot clearer.

(3) GA-TM will be changed to GA-UDRP. It is, perhaps, not true to suggest that this list deals with "trademarks" as it only deals with the effect of this issue on domain names. This occurs mainly though the UDRP process.

The new names are effective on 21 May 2001.

Any postings to these lists, or subscribe requests, should use the new names from that time. Members are encouraged to make full use of these lists to conduct their debate. We are confident that these changes will help us all to better appreciate the role of these new lists.

In summary:

  1. DNSO External Relationships, particularly ICANN: ga-icann@dnso.org
  2. DNSO Rules and Internal Procedures: ga-rules@dnso.org
  3. Systems: ga-sys@dnso.org
  4. Competitive Roots: ga-roots@dnso.org
  5. UDRP - effects of Trade Marks and IP on domain names: ga-udrp@dnso.org
  6. GA DNSO Review: ga-review@dnso.org

The General Assembly Mailing Lists are archived on the web site, see http://www.dnso.org/archives.html.

To subscribe to the General Assembly mailing list, please send an email to majordomo@dnso.org with the words subscribe ListName in the body of the message. The ListName is any of the above: ga-icann, ga-rules, ga-sys, ga-roots, ga-udrp, ga-review.


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