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    Marilyn Cade Out of the Nomcom and Into...Something | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 14 comments | Search Discussion
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    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday May 02 2006, @01:33PM (#16746)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    I'm not sure that this is germaine to the current issue, but don't forget that ICANN called it's election for board members in year 2000 a "selection" rather than an "election" in order to evade a provision of California law that gives rights to those who are voters in corporate "elections" for board seats.

    When ICANN "reformed" and created its nominating committee, it was, at least in my mind (and remember I was on the board when this was adopted) that the provisions to exclude nomcom people from stepping into seats was intended as a general prophalpytic (sp) measure rather than a sieve through which some nomcom members could pass simply by resigning their seats.

    Besides, it does not create a positive image for a nominating committee person to walk around the obvious intent of the rule.

    Moreover, this request for review or ombudsman ought to go to end of the several year long line of complaints about ICANN process; there is no reason why this deserves priority.

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    Annual Meeting is in Sao Paolo
    by tlr (reversethis-{gro.tsixe-ton-seod} {ta} {relsseor}) on Tuesday May 02 2006, @08:14PM (#16747)
    User #34 Info | http://log.does-not-exist.org/
    The next Annual Meeting isn't in Marrakesh, but in Sao Paolo; see these board minutes [icann.org]:
    Whereas, ICANN has received a proposal for hosting ICANN's Eighth Annual Meeting in São Paulo, Brazil, 4-8 December 2006.
    Whereas, the proposal has been reviewed and approved by ICANN staff and the Meetings Committee.
    Resolved (06.04), the President is authorized to make arrangements for ICANN's Eighth Annual Meeting in São Paulo, Brazil, and the Board hereby designates the 8 December 2006 meeting in São Paulo as ICANN's 2006 Annual Meeting.
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    Unfair advantage
    by patrick on Wednesday May 03 2006, @10:03AM (#16749)
    User #4289 Info | http://patrick.vande-walle.eu/
    The form call for statements of interest was issued on Apr 18th, that is 15 days ago. During that time, Ms Cade, as a Nomcom member, could potentialy see the statements of interest of other candidates.

    Obviously, she would have an unfair advantage over other potential candidates.
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    The Bottom Line is ICANN Needs More Fresh Meat
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 03 2006, @10:13AM (#16750)
    The Bottom Line is ICANN Needs More Fresh Meat

    People like Marilyn Cade would do almost anything
    to preserve and promote ICANN. She has been an
    insider since day one.

    If ICANN demanded that all of the groupies shave
    their heads, wear orange togas, and collect
    donations at airports, Marilyn would be at the
    head of the line.

    Clearly Marilyn Cade has the insider view of
    who might present themselves to the Nomcom for
    a seat on the Board. Palage was paid to grease
    the .XXX proposal thru the process and when that
    failed, he left. No surprise. Marilyn Cade
    likely does not want to see any more games played.
    She will force herself into the position if for
    no reason other than to fill the void and to
    stonewall as she has done since day one.

    What is amazing is that she is so clueless yet
    speaks with such authority, tossing her past
    AT&T lobbyist weight around. She will certainly
    be able to fill the air with empty rhetoric and
    keep ICANN supplied with more fresh meat.
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    "Into Something" ??? Into .TRAVEL on Your Dime
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 03 2006, @12:15PM (#16756)
    While many domestic tourism entities have already claimed their .travel domain names, a vast number of U.S. heritage sites, state parks and city names on the .travel Place Name Priority List remain unclaimed, according to Ron Andruff, president and CEO of Tralliance Corporation.

    U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing & Services Al Frink, whose role is to advocate, coordinate and implement policies that will help U.S. manufacturers and service providers compete globally, says “We encourage U.S. cities, towns, national parks, landmarks and other publicly entrusted destinations to protect their unique identities by registering their names. These are America’s treasures, which visitors at home and abroad will want to find as they create their travel itineraries online.”

    “U.S. travel businesses and organizations must move quickly to realize the value of their industry-exclusive .travel Internet domain in the global context. Protecting our nation’s valuable tourism assets can be done by simply registering them with their .travel domain names,” adds Andruff.

    The travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s most important and fastest growing economic sectors, generating 234.3 million jobs and contributing over 10.3 per cent of global GDP, according to the Word Travel and Tourism Council.

    “This challenge is about preserving our domestic tourism assets for future generations,” says Andruff. “As the global travel and tourism industry continues to expand, it is absolutely critical for the United States to protect the natural, cultural and historical sites we hold sacred—and more importantly, which draw millions of tourists to our shores every year. National Tourism Week provides the perfect platform upon which to challenge state tourism boards, city governments and other relevant administrations to take a proactive role in the global .travel movement.”
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    Point was to prohibit GNSO Selection in this Case
    by George Matrox on Wednesday May 03 2006, @02:37PM (#16759)
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