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RE: [ga] Another lawsuit against ICANN, to stop WLS

  • To: "Sotiris Sotiropoulos" <sotiris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [ga] Another lawsuit against ICANN, to stop WLS
  • From: "Michael D. Palage" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 03:07:27 -0400
  • Cc: <ga@xxxxxxxx>
  • Importance: Normal
  • In-reply-to: <3F14F5EE.6000907@hermesnetwork.com>
  • Sender: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Thanks, our exchange reaffirms my hope that civility will eventually prevail
within ICANN.

Keep up the good work, especially providing a voice for people unable to
attend an ICANN meeting in person. The long term viability of the
organization is based upon a constant influx of new and dedicated people -
unfortunately ICANN is a stressful/frustrating environment and has a high
churn rate :-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sotiris Sotiropoulos [mailto:sotiris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 2:51 AM
> To: Michael D. Palage
> Cc: ga@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [ga] Another lawsuit against ICANN, to stop WLS
> Michael D. Palage wrote:
> >Sortis:
> >
> >Although we didn't get a chance to meet in Montreal, I believe that your
> >contributions in providing people not able to attend in person a
> "voice" at
> >the microphone was very constructive. I guess that is why I am a little
> >confused at your comments toward Mary. Although you may have
> only meant it
> >as a joke, I would hope you would use better discretion in the future.
> >
> In truth, I was joking.. hence the ;-) (wink).  Though she is a
> looker... :-)
> >
> >You are correct that under the current WLS implementation plan
> there is no
> >refund for an unsuccessful Back-Order, however, under the current
> >implementation there is the ability to switch an unsuccessful Back-Order
> >request to another domain at no cost (I believe up to five times).
> >
> But, sooner or later, there is a cost as there is no refund at any point
> if one does not get the desired domain name.  Perhaps the more
> appropriate response on Mary's behalf would have been "I am not familiar
> with the details of the implementation of the WLS".  But hindsight is
> 20/20...
> > Although
> >it is possible that Mary did not fully understand these nuisances, it is
> >equally probably that the reporter misquoted her. As someone
> that has been
> >misquoted by the press on more than one occasion this is a
> possibility. I am
> >sure ICANN staff will follow-up to address any potential misconceptions.
> >
> >I also found it interesting to note that the reporter talked about "an
> >agreement with ICANN, [by which] VeriSign keeps track of the registered
> >owners of domain names that end in .com, .net, .tv and .cc." The only
> >contractual relationships that ICANN has with VeriSign is in
> connection with
> >the .com and .net TLDs.
> >
> >Although I have had minimum opportunity to interact with Mary during my
> >previous involvement with ICANN over the years, I have found her to be a
> >valuable resource in keeping Directors abreast of global coverage in
> >connection with matters involving ICANN. So although I agree Mary was
> >probably not hired for her technical savvy to run a root server, she has
> >used her intellect to undertake a job some people would say is
> impossible.
> >
> Ha!  That's a good point.
> >
> >I do not consider myself to be a politically correct person, but
> somehow it
> >just did not seem right for ICANN staff that are only trying to
> do their job
> >to be on the receiving end of your comment. I also believe that
> the comment
> >was demeaning toward the other ICANN female staff which I hold in high
> >regard.
> >
> I did not intend to insult ICANN female staff.  I thought the comment
> was rather 'thick' and expressed a half-joke in response, which in
> retrospect would have been more appropriate offlist.
> >
> >ICANN Directors on the other hand are fair game - flame away :-)
> >
> Let me apologize for the comment and put an end to this matter
> right here.
> Sorry to have ruffled any feathers.
> Be Well,
> Sotiris Sotiropoulos
> *************
> Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not
> act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather
> have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we
> repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
>      --Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

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