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[discuss] Names Council

Michael F.,

Everything about the Names Council is public and is published in the
www.dnso.org website: its members and the contents of the meetings, as well
as the work calendar. We also try to publish the meeting agendas in advance.

The Names Council now has 9 members from the IP, ISP and business
constituencies. The addition of 3 members from the Registrar constituency
is imminet. We also hope that the ccTLDs will have their 3 representatives
elected next week. Nsi has not named a representative (that we know of).
The non-commercial constituency has not yet been approved. We hope that
they will be approved in the Santiago meeting, and that they will have
elected their representatives at that time.

Our next meeting in on June 25th to create new WGs. We will also have a
meeting for public input on policy on the same day. Both meetings are open.

My only role in the Names Council is a member of it. I just happened to
Chair the last teleconference and apply the criteria of the organisation of
which we are a committee (ICANN)


At 11:17 18/06/99 -0400, you wrote:
>I am open to education on the structure of the Names Council, and Mr.
>Sola's role in it.  Indeed I would welcome it.
>I do not think that by debating anyone one approves, tacitly or otherwise,
>of any of their actions.  Indeed, you have just been debating me, and I am
>now debating you.  
>On Fri, 18 Jun 1999, Michael Sondow wrote:
>> Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law a écrit:
>> > 
>> > Dear Mr. Sola:
>> > 
>> > Thank you for your generally constructive and open response to my
>> > questions on what must by now be a painful subject.
>> <et cetera>
>> Mr. Froomkin-
>> Your reply to Mr. Sola was admirably reasoned and phrased. But
>> aren't you, by debating with him, promoting a fiction of which only
>> he is the beneficiary: that he, Mr. Sola, is somehow an official of
>> ICANN or its DNSO? Mr. Sola has not been designated the leader of
>> the DNSO or its Names Council by any due or democratic process. How
>> could he have been, when there have been no, or a minority, of duly
>> elected Names Council members from the DNSO's constituencies to
>> elect him? 
>> Mr. Sola has assumed a position of power in the Names Council by
>> dint of an aggressive character and an indifference towards
>> democratic process. He enjoys no expressed confidence by the
>> Internet stakeholder community, but only the transitory and
>> ill-gotten fruits of his mischief. By debating governance issues
>> with him, aren't you tacitly appproving his illicit actions? Is that
>> a wise thing to do?
>> Michael Sondow
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