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Joe Sims' testimony to Congress on the participation of individual users in the DNSO
- To: Joe Sims <Joe_Sims@jonesday.com>, ICANN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Joe Sims' testimony to Congress on the participation of individual users in the DNSO
- From: Michael Sondow <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 11:36:11 -0400
- CC: Mike Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Esther Dyson <email@example.com>, Chip Pickering <Charles.Pickering@mail.house.gov>, Connie Morella <Rep.Morella@mail.house.gov>, Tamar Frankel <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Thomas Davis <email@example.com>, Gil Gutknecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Eddie Bernice Johnson <email@example.com>, Jim Barcia <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mark Harrington <Mark.Harrington@mail.house.gov>, Richard Russell <Richard.Russell@mail.house.gov>, Paul Scolese <email@example.com>, James Tierney <firstname.lastname@example.org>, William Daley <email@example.com>, Madeleine Albright <firstname.lastname@example.org>, IFWP <email@example.com>, Theresa Amato <amato@Essential.ORG>, Domain Policy <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Paris draft list <email@example.com>, James Love <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jay Fenello <Jay@pdnha.org>, Joop Teernstra <email@example.com>, Ronda Hauben <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Karl Auerbach <email@example.com>, George Conrades <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Becky Burr <email@example.com>, Larry Irving <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Gordon Cook <email@example.com>, Tony Rutkowski <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Tom Lowenhaupt <email@example.com>
In your sworn testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Joint
Hearings on the Domain Names System on October 7th of last year, in
response to a question about the inclusion of all the stakeholders
in the ICANN privatization process posed by Chairwoman the Hon.
Constance A. Morella, you said: "And so the structure, as it was
proposed, includes these three separate supporting organizations,
two of which obviously respond more to the operators and technical
people involved in the Internet, and one, the domain name supporting
organization, which is clearly focused on business and individual
users of the Internet."
You and the ICANN interim board have given four constituencies to
businesses: Commercial and business entities; Trademark,
intellectual property, & anti-counterfeiting interests; ISPs and
connectivity providers; and Non-commercial domain name holders
(through businesses' second-level organizations like ISOC).
Will you please tell us now what provisions you and the interim
board have made for the inclusion of individual users in the domain
name supporting organization?
M. Sondow, for the ICIIU
International Congress of Independent Internet Users (ICIIU)