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Re: [council] Swap out Jordon for Singapore

Cutting away to what I think was a fundamental point of Rafik's original
email - I'm hopeful that the announcement and additional information
ICANN plans to publish about the venue change will address concerns and
likely dismay amongst ICANN participants (especially newer ones) from
the Middle East about the decision to switch. 
I agree that announcing the decision earlier rather than later is a
good thing, but I think we'll all agree that making known the reasons
for and considerations behind such a decision is also important in view
of ICANN's commitment to a global and diverse community.
I suggest we hold our questions until we get the formal announcement
and additional information.

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From: Stéphane Van Gelder<stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>
To:Rafik Dammak <rafik.dammak@xxxxxxxxx>
CC:David Olive <david.olive@xxxxxxxxx>, Adrian Kinderis
<adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
Date: 2/17/2011 12:23 PM
Subject: Re: [council] Swap out Jordon for Singapore
Hi Rafik,

I would like clarification from you that your assertion that this is a
dangerous precedent for A&T is a personal comment.

It seems to me that if the meeting team detect a reason for not going
ahead with a meeting, we should support their initiatives to take action
in that regard. Failing that, I'm sure ICANN would fall under criticism
for NOT taking action.

It also seems ICANN is being fully transparent and giving ample warning
of the change.

I am certain we can expect an explanation as to why the change is being
made in the near future. I think we have to give staff a chance to
provide this explanation before starting to make assertions, as a
Council, that there is a "dangerous precedent" for anything here...


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Le 17 févr. 2011 à 16:47, Rafik Dammak <rafik.dammak@xxxxxxxxx> a écrit

Hi David,

how the decision was made and in which information it was based. it is
dangerous precedent and for matter of accountability and transparency I
would like to see memo and other material that led ICANN board to make
such decision if they will be published or not. and I don't see any
element of confidentiality that prevent it.


Rafik Dammak
Twitter: @rafik
Linkedin: http://tn.linkedin.com/in/rafikdammak

2011/2/18 David Olive <david.olive@xxxxxxxxx>

Adrian and Council Members:

 The ICANN June meeting will not take place in Jordan.   A decision was
made and the Jordanian host has already been contacted about this

In a day or so, there will be a formal ICANN announcement concerning
this matter as well information on the location for the next meeting .

Regards,       David

David A. Olive
Vice President, Policy Development Support
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
1101 New York Avenue, NW - Suite 930 - Washington, D.C.    20005
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From: Adrian Kinderis <adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 06:55:43 -0800
To: "council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [council] Swap out Jordon for Singapore

The latest rumours are that we’ll be heading to Singapore next folks
given the “unrest” in the Middle East.
Adrian Kinderis


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