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Re: [ifwp] DNSO (was Report from...)
- Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 13:24:13 +0000
- From: Jeff Williams <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [ifwp] DNSO (was Report from...)
Bret and all,
You have made an excellent suggestion and to an extent is included
in the "DNSO" of http://www.dnso.org/ In their Draft-3 located at
http://www.dnso.org/docs/draft2-3-final.html. However it is important to
to point out that in this Draft-3 final, as they call it, there are TWO (2)
classes of membership.
To Wit from Draft-3 final:
"There are two fundamental classes of membership in the DNSO --
supporting members, and general members. The qualifications for
membership are set forth in Appendix A to this application, entitled
"QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE DOMAIN NAME SUPPORTING
[Comment: The "general membership" is generally equivalent to the
previous meaning of "names council"; the "supporting membership" is
the membership as defined in the previous draft. The term
"supporting membership" is intended to be suggestive of the idea
that these members have heavier dues assessments.] "
It should therefore be understood or noted that there would be a certain
segregation in the membership structure of this proposed "DNSO" that is not
in keeping with the requirements of the White Paper, as is not the ICANN
Bylaws Draft by which this "DNSO" is based. It may also be noted that
even within their own Draft-3 is self contradictory. For instance, they
claim that they are an open organization, yet there is a segregation in it's
membership and there are several "Closed" mailing lists by which entragal
discussions as to the management of this "DNSO" would supposedly be
in part managed through as a communication facility.
However your suggestion Bret, is one that hopefully this "DNSO" will
take into serious consideration on an equal basis for ALL members
of any such Supporting Organization within the ICANN structure.
Bret A. Fausett wrote:
> Karl Auerbach wrote:
> >Remember, there is a built-in conflict between domain name
> >registrars/registries and the common user -- One makes a buck, one pays a
> >buck. The former have an interest in maximizing profits, the latter in
> >minimizing costs.
> Chuck Gomes wrote:
> >Without minimizing the importance of individual users, I
> >would like to suggest that the best way to allow for their
> >representation is to provide them real choices with regard
> >to domain registration services.
> I don't mean to minimize the potential conflicts among domain owners,
> end-users, and domain-registration bodies (each of which has a unique
> interest in the DNSO issues), but why would it not be possible for the
> DNSO to include a merry mix of all three? And what can we do to make that
> >From reading the "Report From Monterrey" thread, it certainly appears
> that the latest DNSO organizational meeting was composed primarily of
> domain registrations services. Of course it was. As long as the
> organizational meetings are in person, the people who attend will be
> those who can afford the airfare, lodging, and time that a live meeting
> To the extent that there are fears of the DNSO (and its three board
> seats) becoming the captive of a small group of specific corporate
> interests, are there efforts underway to organize a different -- and more
> inclusive -- group?
> I'd be happy to participate in such an effort.
> Bret Fausett
> Bret A. Fausett
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Jeffrey A. Williams
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