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[ga] Internet Board Election Is Delayed
WASHINGTON -- The first effort to build an elected body to handle
the administration of the Internet was stalled on Friday when
technical problems delayed voting for the first three elected seats
on the Internet's new governing board.
With a Mexican academic and a Spanish law professor clinching the
first two seats, voting on Friday had narrowed the candidates for
third seat elected seat on the Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers (ICANN) to three North Americans and a New
Zealander. But technical problems delayed final action until
Monday, participants in the election said.
When voting was suspended, Jonathan Cohen, a Canadian trademark
lawyer, led with six votes. Peter Dengate-Thrush, a trademark
lawyer from New Zealand, was second with five votes.
Rick White, a former Congressman from Seattle, and Don Telage, an
executive with Network Solutions Inc., were tied with three votes
each. And Nii Quaynor, a computer scientist from Ghana, had two
votes, apparently eliminating him from the next round.
Darrell Greenwood mailto:Darrell_Greenwood@mindlink.net
Vancouver, BC http://www.nyx.net/~dgreenw/