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Re: [ga] Registrants Rights

  • To: Andy Gardner <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, rod_beckstrom@xxxxxxxxx, General Assembly of the DNSO <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, ssene@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Re: [ga] Registrants Rights
  • From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:51:20 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

Andy and all,

  Thank you for yet again asking this question which has by so many been ask
so frequently and in so many different ways.  At one point a year ago this 
was revisited in the idea of a Independant Registrants Constituency ( IRC ) on 
NARALO, ALAC and the GA as well as directly put to the ICANN staff.  It went 
ignored by same and it is my opinion which I am sure is shared by many of you,
that such a Constituency will not happen in our lifetimes even though President
Obama is pushing a Consumer Protection Agency which would be very similar
but more broad in scope.

  ICANN's only interest in Registrants is ensuring that they pay their 
fee's/tax on time and in full and does as ICANN tell them to do when they
tell them to do so.  Beyon that, ICANN's interest in registrants is only 
ICANN seems to be of the falty belief that the ALAC and the RALO's are the
place for Registrants.  But we all know that such a notion is far from factual
or of the desire of the vast majority of Registrants.  ICANN's behavior for more
than 10 years has been that Registrants are to be exploited in any and every
way possible.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Andy Gardner <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Sep 23, 2009 3:19 PM
>To: rod_beckstrom@xxxxxxxxx, General Assembly of the DNSO <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: [ga] Registrants Rights
>Dear Mr Beckstrom,
>At the public forum in the Sydney ICANN Meeting, Kieren McCarthy  
>stated that questions could be asked via an online question box, and  
>that if time ran out to answer those questions during the public  
>forum, answers would be provided later.
>Taking advantage of the remote participation opportunity, I asked the  
>following of the Chairman of the ICANN Board, Peter Dengate-Thrush:
>"Peter, in 1999 in Santiago you spoke towards a Constituency for  
>Domain Registrants. 10 years on Registrants - who pay a significant  
>tax to ICANN - have no vote. Do you think it's time Registrants had a  
>hands-on role in ICANN?"
>The reply form Peter was:
>"Okay. I don't think we're going to be able to answer that in this  
>time frame. Next in line?"
>I was hoping you might be able to let me know in what timeframe Peter  
>will be providing an answer to my question.
>Kind regards,


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