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Re: [IDNO-DISCUSS] Re: [ga] Letter from Mike Roberts re: gTLD Constituency Group

William and all,

  No William, I think you got it just about right here.  Amazing!  >;)
However on my first reading, and in my own PERSONAL opinion
only, I would add that there are a couple more "ORG'S" that in
cooperation, shall we say, with CORE/ISOC, such as the GIP.org
http://www.gip.org, MCI, IBM and the investment group managed
by George Soros as well.

  ANother interesting, an maybe not noticed thin here is that this
would be "Released" on a Friday, knowing full well that the weekend
is upon us all, and there by letting it potentially go unnoticed to a

  As an additional note, I have forwarded this on to our members
at [INEGroup] for their review in some detail, due most likely
late this evening or on Monday mourning...

William X. Walsh wrote:

> Read this carefully.  If I am not mistaken this removes the rules
> about NC members from the same company/organization and is trying to
> hide that it is doing that under the disguise of a "problem" with
> NSI's actions.
> This would seem to me to be more of a justification for their letting
> CORE/ISOC capture the DNSO NC.
> I maybe wrong here, so some of you who have a bit more time today read
> it and check it out and let us know one way or the other.
> On Fri, 9 Jul 1999 17:47:39 -0400, "Andrew McLaughlin"
> <mclaughlin@pobox.com> wrote:
> >
> >July 9, 1999
> >
> >Mr. Jim Rutt
> >Chief Executive Officer
> >Network Solutions, Inc.
> >505 Huntmar Park Drive
> >Herndon, Virginia 20170
> >
> >Dear Jim,
> >
> >Thanks for stepping into the current controversy concerning representation
> >on the DNSO Names Council from the gTLD constituency.  You can appreciate,
> >given my prior correspondence with Don Telage, that ICANN is attempting to
> >reach and maintain a position of fairness to all the parties concerned in
> >this matter.
> >
> >As NSI's representatives at the Berlin ICANN meetings have surely informed
> >you, there appeared to be a near-unanimous sentiment expressed at the public
> >ICANN meeting on May 26 that no one company should be able to place more
> >than one representative on the Names Council.  The peculiar situation of the
> >gTLD Constituency Group -- at the moment, NSI is the only member -- means
> >that, absent compliance with the Board's request, a single company would
> >select one-seventh of the members of the Names Council.  It seemed clear in
> >Berlin that the community consensus, with which I and the Board agree, was
> >that no one company should have that level of influence in a body that is
> >designed to be broadly representative of the various worldwide communities
> >of interest that constitute the DNSO.
> >
> >Your letter of last week, which nominates an employee plus two of your
> >lawyers to the Names Council, is not consistent with the views of the
> >community. Since this is the second letter from Network Solutions which does
> >not accept the consensus view, the ICANN Board must now do what it is
> >supposed to do: follow the community consensus. In this case that means to
> >proceed with its stated intention to amend the pertinent portions of the
> >Bylaws in the absence of your voluntary agreement to limit your
> >representation to one member.
> >
> >In the next few days, we will post the following proposed amendment to the
> >ICANN Bylaws for public comment in accordance with our normal procedures:
> >
> >   RESOLVED, that Section 2(a) of Article VI-B of the Bylaws of the
> >   Corporation is hereby replaced in its entirety with the following:
> >
> >   "The NC shall consist of representatives, selected in accordance
> >   with Section 3(c) of this Article, from each Constituency
> >   recognized by the Board pursuant to the criteria set forth
> >   in Section 3 of this Article.  Any dispute about whether any
> >   such representative is a proper member of the NC shall be
> >   resolved by, or at the direction of, the Board."
> >
> >   FURTHER RESOLVED, that Section 3(c) of Article VI-B of the Bylaws
> >   of the Corporation is hereby replaced in its entirety with the
> >   following:
> >
> >   "Each Constituency shall select up to three individuals to represent
> >   that Constituency on the NC, no two of which may be, except with the
> >   consent of the Board, residents of the same Geographic Region, as
> >   defined in Article V, Section 6.  Notwithstanding the foregoing,
> >   no Constituency may have more representatives on the NC  than there
> >   are members of the Constituency.  Nominations within each Constituency
> >   may be made by any member of the Constituency, but no such member may
> >   make more than one nomination in any single Constituency."
> >
> >   FURTHER RESOLVED, that Section 2(f) of Article VI-B of the Bylaws of
> >   the Corporation is hereby replaced in its entirety with the following:
> >
> >   "Unless shorterned by the Board in its recognition of a Constituency,
> >   the term of office for each member of the NC shall be two years,
> >   subject to earlier removal by the Constituency that selected such
> >   member or by a three-fourths majority vote of all members of the
> >   Board."
> >
> >The other members of the ICANN Board and I do not believe that amending our
> >Bylaws to eliminate avenues for the pursuit of special interest objectives
> >is a useful exercise.  All of us have more important things to do.  As a new
> >player, and one committed to making the system work for everyone by your
> >recent public statement, it would be a valuable contribution to making the
> >DNSO successful if you accepted the consensus view and voluntarily agreed to
> >name only one member to the Names Council.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >
> >- Mike
> >
> >Michael M. Roberts
> >Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
> >
> >
> >cc:  DNSO Names Council
> >     DNSO General Assembly
> --
> William X. Walsh
> General Manager, DSo Internet Services
> Email: william@dso.net  Fax:(209) 671-7934
> "The fact is that domain names are new and have unique
> characteristics, and their status under the law is not yet clear."
> --Kent Crispin (June 29th, 1999)
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Jeffrey A. Williams
Spokesman INEGroup (Over 95k members strong!)
CEO/DIR. Internet Network Eng/SR. Java/CORBA Development Eng.
Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.
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