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    June 24th
    by PageHowe on Thursday June 26 2003, @09:39AM (#11855)
    User #3551 Info

    now i realize i am just a jilted applicant, but sense ICANN doesnt get accountability anywhere else.. here my brief read on "THE PLAN"

    1) Did anyone actually see this June 24th.??

    2) isnt the follwing the weakest comment you have ever seen...especially in a "fair, open and transparent manner" organization.

    Any other questions regarding this RFP following the application period should be addressed in writing to general-counsel@icann.org (oral inquiries will not be accepted). Directing questions, or attempting to engage in conversations with members of the ICANN staff, Board of Directors, outside legal counsel, or consultants between the time this RFP is issued and until the Board makes its final decision could be grounds for summary rejection of the application (see Open and Transparent Communications below).

    3) heres the new bottom up process.

    The Board, in consultation with ICANN President Paul Twomey..........

    4) they didnt publish schedule B as to who can reapply. We were put in limbo by the outside staff.
    Page Howe
    kids Domains INc
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Seems there are a lot more than 4 or 5...
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 26 2003, @02:57PM (#11860)
    Based on a quick look at the applications logged last time (http://www.icann.org/tlds/app-index.htm) there seem to be 18 applicants that submitted an unsucessful sTLD bid last time (.post, .union, .dubai, .dir, .geo, .health, .travel, etc). Many will probably not go again of course (e.g., .kids), but please try to get the facts straight before sounding the doom bells.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 26 2003, @05:56PM (#11863)
    1) Did anyone actually see this June 24th.??
    2) isnt the follwing the weakest comment you have ever seen...especially in a "fair, open and transparent manner" organization. [etc etc]
    Would allowing private phone calls be more open?
    3) heres the new bottom up process.
    Hang on a minute. They say they're going to commission a study. Shouldn't you hold your tongue until you see who contributes to the study?
    4) they didnt publish schedule B as to who can reapply. We were put in limbo by the outside staff.
    Don't you know what kind of application you made last time? It was sponsored [icann.org].

    Get a clue.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    • Re:Answers by Anonymous Thursday June 26 2003, @06:01PM
    ICANN's New Board -- Fill in my blanks!
    by dmehus on Friday June 27 2003, @01:18PM (#11868)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    I think I've got the new board of directors sorted out. Please correct any mistakes, or fill in the blanks. Some of the blanks are supposed to be blank, I believe, as they've not been seated or nominated.

    ICANN Board of Directors

    * President & C.E.O.
    Dr. Paul Twomey

    * Address Supporting Organization
    (1) Lyman Chapin
    (2) Mouhamet Diop

    * Generic Names Supporting Organization
    (1) Michael Palage
    (2) Alejandro Pisanty

    * Country-Code Names Supporting Organization
    Newly formed supporting organization; therefore, no nominees or directors

    * Nominating Committee
    (1) Masanobu Katoh
    (2) Veni Markovski
    (3) Hualin Qian
    (4) Ivan Moura Campos
    (5) Vinton Cerf
    (6) Tricia Drakes
    (7) Thomas Niles
    (8) Njeri Rionge

    * Root Server System Advisory Committee

    * Security and Stability Advisory Committee
    (1) Steve Crocker

    * Government Advisory Committee
    (1) Mohd Sharil Tarmizi

    * At-Large Advisory Committee

    * Technical Liaison Group
    (1) Francisco A. Jesus Silva
    (2) John Klensin

    Also, ICANN's website didn't say Vinton Cerf was Chairman and Alejandro Pisanty was Vice Chairman. Has there been a change, or will there be? Anyone have any ideas? Karl, can you fill in my blanks or correct my mistakes?

    Lastly, what happened to the PSO?

    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    I don't think anyone noticed...
    by KarlAuerbach on Friday June 27 2003, @03:38PM (#11870)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    I don't think anyone noticed but the board did not react unfavorably, and Vint Cerf indicated that he favored, moving towards a system in which TLD applicants are evaluated more on their ability and willingness to adhere to internet technical standards than on their business plans.

    To my mind, we are seeing what could well be a sea-change in the way that TLDs are handled. From my conversations with the incoming board members I perceive an open mind on these issues.
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