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    Re: Australia Spent AU$ 3 million on GAC, But Will
    by hofjes on Thursday March 21 2002, @08:41AM (#5479)
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    This is a significant disclosure.

    ICANN has been insistent upon ccTLDs abiding by the so called GAC principles. Each of the IANA reports concerning redelegations have focused heavily on the new designated manager adopting and acting in strict accordance with the GAC principles. In fact, ICANN's comments indicate that ability to implement and enforce the GAC principles is the MOST important qualification of a ccTLD sponsoring organization. However, the board has never adopted, or even addressed, the GAC principles.

    The question has always been: why does ICANN put such weight on these GAC principles? The GAC is supposed to be merely an advisory panel. Unless the board adopts, or at least addresses, the GAC's recommendations, the the recommendations are just recommendations, and should not be deal points for ICANN contracts (espectially material deal points).

    Now we know why. Australia has been funding the GAC. It has been funding ICANN. ICANN management has to abide by GAC wishes, or it loses funding.
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    Re: Australia Spent AU$ 3 million on GAC, But Will
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday March 21 2002, @10:22AM (#5482)
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    And apparently abiding by GAC wishes isn't enough anymore. Now some governments want BoD seats. -g
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