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RE: [ga] Santiago DNSO GA Chair


>However there seems to be no problem for the NC to impose a UDRP on the
>entire world with barely a nod to looking at whether this achieved any
>consensus within the General Assembly, which is the yardstick by which
>recommendations should be measured, according to the the DNSO bylaws. 

Following the procedure established by the bylaws, the report has been made
public in the DNSO website for comment by anybody who wishes to do it. The
truth is that we have not seen many comments (the ones received have been
taken very seriously and the most relevant opposing comments are attached
to the report).

It is easy to complain about lack of consensus. It would be much more
productive to actually participate in the process and comment on the
documents instead of figuring out new ways to meausure consensus that only
complicate the system.

You had the oportunity to comment and you did not. 

> We
>know that a bare majority of NC members read the GA list.  I have seen
>nothing articulated about how to measure a consensus within the General

Members of the constitunecies are, so far, the largest part of the GA. They
have two ways of participating in the decision making process, either using
the GA list, or through their constituencies. The Names Council not only
receives input from the GA, it also receives it from the constituencies,
completing the picture. You cannot use the GA list as a meausure of the
desires of the GA.

>Names Council members who vote for these recommendations from
>hastily-arranged working groups are actually doing the positions they
>support a serious disservice.  The recommendations will be discredited in
>not too long a time - not necessarily because the recommendations themselves
>are bad, but because the process of the working groups (too hasty), and more
>especially the behavior of the Names Council (defensive, autocratic, and in
>violation of the bylaws), will tarnish them badly.

You know quite well that the pNC has at no point violated the bylaws. 

I understand that it is against the interest of your organization that the
NC works at all, but be assured that open lies and flames will not help
your cause.