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    Membership Issues ICANN decision on ALSC report delayed
    posted by jon on Sunday November 04 2001, @08:16AM

    mpawlo writes "As reported by ICANNwatch I have had a debate on ICANN issues with Mr Carl Bildt. Bildt stated in his reply that the ICANN decision on the At Large Study Committee report (due to be presented on Monday, November 5, 2001) will be delayed due to the change of scope on the ICANN Los Angeles meeting this November. Instead, a final decision can be made no earlier than at the Ghana meeting, May 5-13, 2002."

    This was also confirmed in a submission by Esther Dyson on the ALSC Forum mailing list.

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    Re: ICANN decision on ALSC report delayed
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Monday November 05 2001, @07:09AM (#3417)
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    So did this go on or not? If so, what was the spin? -g
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    Re: ICANN decision on ALSC report delayed
    by Mpawlo on Monday November 05 2001, @11:31AM (#3419)
    User #2936 Info | http://www.pawlo.com/

    No report is officially online as of yet, but here is the main parts anyway:

    "On Monday, a committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), said it wants to adopt a proposal allowing directors to be elected by members of the public who own Internet domains."

    Newsbytes take on the report:

    "It's a mistake to push these issues entirely down
    to Ghana," Bildt said, referring to ICANN's next
    scheduled meeting, which is set to take place in
    Ghana, Africa next March.

    This is supposed to be the final report:

    Eventually the report will be published under:
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    Re: ICANN decision on ALSC report delayed
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Wednesday November 07 2001, @02:48AM (#3449)
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    AP coverage via siliconvalley.com. Karl Auerbach threatens resignation if the report is adopted:
    It's just utterly laughable...I would seriously question my desire to remain associated with a group that just slapped the Internet community in the face.
    I'm with Karl. By taking part in the process one imparts legitimacy to it, a legitimacy that is entirely undeserved.

    How can the final report say (10th paragraph) with a straight face that the reduction in seats from 9 to 6 has wide, though not unanimous, support, the opposite is true. Please prove me false by showing any evidence of that wide support. In the same paragraph they state that this [9 at large member] proposal is very unlikely to get sufficient support within the wider ICANN community. Apart from the fact that such an amount wasn't a proposal, it was a promise, it certainly received wider support than that the seats be reduced to 6. Of course some existing players might not support it, why voluntarily give up some power, though no doubt the registrars will support requiring that internet users buy a domain name before they can vote. This is a betrayal. This is also the ICANN spin machine at work, using its favorite tool: The Big Lie. -g

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