Well, on Nov. 17 I expressed concern here about a clause in the .aero charter as posted by ICANN on Nov. 9. On Nov. 20 ICANN posted another version which removed the phrase I had whined about. Other than that there were only a couple of cosmetic changes.|
Coincidence? Perhaps. With very little opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue or discussion within ICANN unless you are one of the moneyed established interests, posting here is about the only hope some of us have. It also makes it more difficult for ICANN to prove consensus when there are venues such as this to show dissent, that is, non-consent. I've also learned quite a lot from some posters, it is more than a place to vent, it is a place to share information, and I think it does that passably well.
For the record, following are the .aero changes between Nov. 9 and 20, bold is text added, italic is text deleted. -g
The Sponsor may extend this list the bulleted list above if petitioned to do so by a recognised organization within the global aviation community, provided that any such extension is (1) in accordance with the global aviation community's perceptions about the prevailing scope of the community, and (2) is restricted to people, entities, and government agencies which (a) provide for and support efficient, safe, and secure transport of people and cargo by air, and (b) facilitate or perform the necessary transactions to transport people and cargo by air. , and (3) ICANN expressly consents to the extension in writing (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld).