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    Minor Memos In memoriam: Pete de Blanc
    posted by tbyfield on Thursday June 27 2002, @04:05AM

    Elisabeth Porteneuve has announced to the GA that Peter de Blanc, an energetic spokesman on behalf of ccTLD interests in his capacity as representative of the Virgin Islands ccTLD .vi, passed away yesterday morning.

    Pete was a familiar figure at ICANN meetings, which in the curious world of networks means that many people who knew of him had only met him a handful of times. Thus, it would be hard to piece together a proper obituary; sadly, or in a way happily, his web page includes a biography. To his general remarks, Porteneuve adds a few more specifics:
    Peter brought his resources and energy, smile and wisedom, to the ccTLD Constituency, Names Council and ICANN.
    To that I can only add my own notes on one of his more stellar moments at ICANN's MDR2K meeting, here and here, when he suggsted that if ICANN kept on mistreating the ccTLDs, they could "use the nuclear arsenal" -- i.e., establish a new root.

    His death is a sad loss.

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    Re: In memoriam:Pete de Blanc
    by ANNODOMINI2000 ({AD2000D} {at} {YAHOO.CO.UK}) on Thursday June 27 2002, @04:40AM (#7520)
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    Deepest sympathies to his family and closest friends
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    Re: In memoriam: Pete de Blanc
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Thursday June 27 2002, @07:16AM (#7525)
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    Having yet to attend an ICANN meeting, I cannot say that I've had the pleasure of having met the man, but from what I've read in rapidly learning about all of this, I can certainly see where he was well respected. His passing is unfortunate. Was he ill?

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    Re: In memoriam: Pete de Blanc
    by jelliott on Friday June 28 2002, @10:45AM (#7545)
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    Peter was a long term friend of mine, beginning with our first conversation when I was at IANA.

    I will miss him dearly as will the Internet and ccTLD community. Both his leadership of the ccTLD group as well as his accurate criticisms of ICANN leave a void difficult to fill.

    Peter had been sick for some time (about 6 months), undergoing extended treatment in Miami. I suspect it was cancer as Peter was an lifelong smoker.

    My condolences and best wishes to his family and friends.

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