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    Registrars Registrar Constituency Draft on Lynn Plan
    posted by michael on Friday May 03 2002, @05:17AM

    DNSO Registrar constituency honcho Michael Palage is circulating a draft position paper on ICANN restructuring prepared by the Registrar Executive Committee. The draft is going to the full Registrar Constituency for comment and adoption.

    The Registrars have a good track record of getting what they want, so pay attention to this one.

    Key points include:
    • "Although the undersigned support this continued government participation, and perhaps even an expanded role as discussed below, we strongly believe that governments and other distinct economies should neither be relied upon to fund ICANN nor to have direct Board representation. ICANN should remain a private-sector organization."
    • "It is essential that root name server operators be full and complete participants in the ICANN process. However, the undersigned believe that this objective is best achieved in the short-term in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)."
    • Ten of Fifteen members of the Board of Directors should be picked by a selection committee (misleadingly called a "nominating committee," but it seems to do a lot more than nominate in this proposal).
    • "The Nominating Committee should be composed of fifteen (15) voting members who are representative of the following interest groups:
      • One (1) ICANN Generic TLD Registries
      • One (1) Geographic TLD Registries
      • One (1) ICANN Accredited Registrars
      • One (1) Root Server Operators
      • One (1) Regional Internet Registries
      • One (1) Large Business
      • One (1) Small Business
      • One (1) Non-Commercial Organization
      • One (1) Individual
      • One (1) TBA (?)
      • Five (5) At-large or equivalent representatives
    • "Until a representative mechanism can be identified to select these five (5) at large or equivalent nominating members, ICANN should consider extending an invitation to existing At Large Board Directors at the conclusion of their term. Individuals nominated by the governments and distinct economies in the unrepresentative geographic region should fill any vacancies created by At Large Board Directors declining participation in the Nominating Committee. "

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