RE: [registrars] Update: Registrar Meeting
Josh raises some issues that I would like to address one by one.
We are concerned about the sense of urgency being promoted for this meeting
in D.C., as well as the downplay of the importance of the ICANN meetings in
There is no sense of urgency. As I stated, both Paul Kane and I were going
to be in DC in connection with a speaking arrangement and I decided to see
if a group of registrars would like to get together to address some issues
like we did last year in Georgetown prior to Santiago Chile. So this
pre-meeting is not without precedent.
It is disturbing that their has been a decision to meet in D.C.
on such a short notice, leaving many international registrars unable to
attend because of the commute, and many others unable to attend because of
scheduled conflicts. We would appreciate, in the future, that meetings be
planned much further in advance and possibly scheduled outside the D.C. area
or even North America.
Another reason for this pre-meeting was so that we could maximize the amount
of registrar participation. Many of the registrars do not have the financial
resources to send people to ICANN''s exotic meeting locations. For example,
TUCOWS I believe is sending three people to Yokohama, where as a number of
the attendees at this meeting will have zero representation in Yokohama.
Therefore I believe this meeting is inclusive as opposed to exclusive as you
have characterized it.
Furthermore, we cannot stress the importance of attending the ICANN meetings
in Yokohama. While discussing issues like COC, funding, what we do, etc. in
D.C. are important, the issues of new gTLDs should be decided in Yokohama,
which directly effects our business, and is much more important for all of
Again the purpose of this meeting is to do the ground work necessary for a
productive meeting in Yokohama. Having attended ever registrar constituency
meeting since its inception, I can tell you first hand we never accomplish
everything that we set our minds to.
While I personally will be attending the D.C. meeting via teleconference, I
am not thrilled with the timing, and I would prefer that we stay focused to
meet in Yokohama.
I have already reserved a room through the hosts in Japan for the registrar
meeting on the afternoon of the 13th at no cost, which is important since
the constituency has no money. Acting in the capacity of defacto treasurer
for the constituency all the money that has been raised to date has gone
directly toward the Names Counsel's budget. In addition to this already
scheduled meeting, I am considering asking Richard Lindsey to have a Code of
Conduct meeting to move things along. Hopefully some of the work at this
meeting will make his job and the rest of the Code of Conduct Task Force's
job a little easier. I will have an agenda for the meetings in Yokohama out
to the Constituency sometime during the first week in July.
As usual anything ICANN related will never have 100% acceptance but I
believe that this pre-meeting in connection with the work in Yokohama is the
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
> > Behalf Of Michael D. Palage
> > Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 9:55 PM
> > To: Registrars@Dnso.Org
> > Subject: [registrars] Update: Registrar Meeting
> > A room at the Reston Hyatt has been reserved. Now I need to
> determine the
> > number of attendees. The below listed companies have confirmed
> > that will be
> > attending. Several others have expressed an interest as well,
> if so please
> > notify me. Over the next couple of days I will also be contacting some
> > non-constituency registrars located in the area in an effort to build
> > membership by showing what we can do.
> > REGISTRARS ATTENDING:
> > Register.com (1 in person, 1 via telephone bridge)
> > Core (1 in person)
> > NSI - the registrar (1 or 2 in person)
> > Bulkregister (2 in person)
> > Enet Registry (1or 2 in person)
> > InfoNetworks (1 in person)
> > Domain Bank (1 person)
> > Paul Kane (Wed afternoon)
> > AllWest (telephone participation)
> > NON-REGISTRARS:
> > I have extended an invitation to NSI-The Registry and law enforcement
> > personal that have been involved with the recent spat of
> hijacking issues.
> > This is a proactive attempt to diffuse a lot of the negative
> > press that has
> > been in the news (both locally and internationally) as of late prior to
> > Yokohama. Remember part of expanding the name space relies upon
> us proving
> > that we can handle the current three top level domains in a responsible
> > manner.
> > I have also extended an invitation to Dan Hollaran - our new compliance
> > officer, however, Louie does not know if he will be able to attend. I
> > believe this will be an excellent opportunity
> > As soon as I have more information on the telephone bridge I
> will send it
> > along to the group.
> > Mike