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RE: [ga] Maintenance and Management of the GA

  • To: "Thomas Narten" <narten@xxxxxxxxxx>, "Hugh Dierker" <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [ga] Maintenance and Management of the GA
  • From: "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:01:57 -0400

Thanks Thomas.  Please note though that the GNSO is not responsible for
the GA list as Denise communicated in her clarification email to the
Council, so I believe that the decision regarding continuation of the
list is not a GNSO decision.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Thomas Narten
> Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 9:10 AM
> To: Hugh Dierker
> Cc: Avri Doria; dmichel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Rod Beckstrom; ga
> Subject: Re: [ga] Maintenance and Management of the GA
> I do not understand what purpose this list serves and why the 
> GNSO does not just turn it off. The mere existance of the 
> list would imply that ICANN somehow supports it, and the 
> naive individual might think this list is a place to learn 
> things of importance or to participate in ICANN.
> The GA no longer exists within ICANN and hasn't for more 
> years than I have been participating in ICANN...
> I would welcome a forum where general discussion of matters 
> of importance to ICANN could be discussed in a thoughtful 
> manner. But this list clearly does achieve such a goal, by 
> almost any metric one could imagine. (My favorite metric is 
> that Jeff Williams dominates this list in terms of number of 
> postings, which pretty much says it
> all.)
> Question:
> Does anyone else besides me think that the GNSO should simply 
> acknowledge the uselessness of this list and shut the list down?
> And if so, how do we make it so?
> Thomas

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