RE: [registrars] submission to House Committee - DRAFT
- To: "Michael D. Palage" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>, <registrars@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [registrars] submission to House Committee - DRAFT
- From: "Elana Broitman" <ebroitman@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 09:15:38 -0400
- Sender: owner-registrars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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- Thread-topic: [registrars] submission to House Committee - DRAFT
I have seen only dissenting emails on this topic. Therefore, the letter to Congress will not go out from the constituency. Individual registrars should please let me know if you are interested in sending a letter from a group of registrars. I believe that is more powerful than individual letters. I think it is important for the Congressional record to reflect our position and concerns.
By the way, I believe that the reading below of the bylaws is too narrow because ICANN is routinely asked to present to Congress, so it is consistent with ICANN procedures and our role within ICANN to submit a response as a constituency to a hearing on our responsibilities under our ICANN contracts.
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From: Michael D. Palage [mailto:michael@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 7:53 PM
Subject: RE: [registrars] submission to House Committee - DRAFT
Actually my reading of the by-laws prohibit any letter from being sent to
Congress on behalf of the Constituency, as Congress is not an "ICANN
Supporting Organization" or "ICANN Body".
1.2. The purpose of the Registrar Constituency is to represent the views and
interests of professional domain name registrars within ICANN's Supporting
Organizations and other relevant ICANN bodies in all matters and issues of
its responsibility according to the procedures set forth in the ICANN
If I may make a recommendation. I would just have each individual registrar
that supports the letter to just put it on company letterhead and send it in
directly. This would also permit registrars to make any changes they feel
are necessary, plus it is likely to be a lot quicker.
Overall I do not believe that this letter will achieve its intended goal,
educating or quelling Congress's concerns. To contrary, based on the mood I
saw first hand in that room yesterday, this letter would only be viewed as
throwing gasoline on the fire. I will explain in an email later this weekend
why I believe this to be so, but I have other stuff that needs to be taken
Just my two cents for what they are worth.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-registrars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-registrars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Rick Wesson
> Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 7:17 PM
> To: Jim Archer
> Cc: Elana Broitman; registrars@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [registrars] submission to House Committee - DRAFT
> Nothing should go to anyone, including congress, without discussion and a
> formal vote, thats what the by-laws say.
> We should take this as a lesson to have our ducks in a row BEFORE
> congressional hearings.
> On Fri, 5 Sep 2003, Jim Archer wrote:
> > Elana, if you are sending something on behalf of the RC, then I
> would think
> > the RC would need to formally vote to do it. The entire draft should be
> > put to a formal vote, with time for the draft to be reviewed
> and debated by
> > all members.
> > Jim
> > --On Friday, September 05, 2003 5:42 PM -0400 Elana Broitman
> > <ebroitman@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Dear Registrars - I have drafted a potential submission on
> behalf of the
> > > Constituency to the US Congress Committee that held the
> hearing yesterday
> > > on Whois accuracy. The goal of this letter is to illustrate for the
> > > Committee the accuracy methods that we already implement and
> the costs of
> > > doing so, so that they understand that what we do demonstrates our
> > > compliance with the RAA. Please indulge any spelling errors at this
> > > point. I will edit it further before sending the letter to
> Congress, but
> > > wanted to get it out to you before the weekend.
> > >
> > > The hearing record will remain open only through Wednesday, so please
> > > send me your edits by Close of Business Monday, Sept. 8th, so
> that I can
> > > incorporate them into this draft.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Elana
> > >
> > > <<Registrants' Whois Accuracy Congress letter.doc>>
> > *************************
> > James W. Archer
> > CEO
> > http://www.RegistrationTek.com