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DNSGA President and Chairman
Recording Available of At-Large Study Committee Meeting Held at VeriSign
A recording of the At-Large Study Committee (ALSC) outreach meeting held 13 August 2001, at VeriSign headquarters in Mountain View CA, is available for review. Apparently, Worldcom had some "technical difficulties" at the time of the live streaming audio webcast. ALSC Executive Director Denise Michel has provided instructions concerning reviewing the streaming audio at the following URL:
DNSGA President and Chairman Derek Conant attended the ALSC outreach meeting and he set forth his position concerning the A, B, and C
options and he disagreed with those options being considered by the ALSC as they were presented at the meeting.
At the meeting, Conant proposed that the ALSC should consider qualifying organizations to represent the At-Large rather than attempting
to invent an international democratic voting authentication process.
Questions concerning ALSC funding and staffing were raised by the ALSC. There were also concerns raised during the meeting regarding authenticating votes and the vulnerability of online voting authentication systems and processes.
Conant proposed that non-profit and for-profit organizations are better positioned to fund and represent the At-Large, so long as ICANN
establishes policy and guidelines designed to qualify and regulate the organizations. Conant proposed that with organizations representing the
At-Large, the applicant organizations and qualified organizations are able to provide the necessary funding, staffing and resources necessary to properly represent the At-Large. This will also prevent capture that is possible with the contemplated democratic process that counts votes when it is not clear where the votes are coming from or what the votes represent.
Conant also checked Jonathan Weinberg for making irresponsible statements on the record during the meeting concerning the DNSGA and Conant's efforts in the ICANN processes.
For more information concerning the DNSGA's concept for the restructuring of ICANN Supporting Organizations, you can visit the following URL: