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Re: [IFWP] IDNO letter

Jay and all,

  I must concur with Jay on this.

Jay Fenello wrote:

> Simply appalling!
> Not only has Esther again declared herself to be
> a member of the "Initial" board, not only has she
> snubbed one of the best organized constituencies
> (which already boasts on-line, electronic voting),
> but she even had the gall to send out this rebuff
> with a *low* priority status.
> More comments below . . .
> At 02:34 PM 8/20/99 , Esther Dyson wrote:
> >Dear Joop and colleagues -
> >
> >I'm writing to respond personally to your proposal for an Individual Domain
> >Name Holders' Constituency.  As you know, the Initial Board decided not to
> >consider it in Berlin because it was not among the seven constituencies we
> >hoped to see form to constitute the full DNSO.  At this point, we are still
> >hoping to approve conditionally the last of the seven original
> >constituencies, and allow the process of enlarging the board to move forward.
> >
> >That means that the Initial Board won't be considering your petition this
> >time either, since we're still working on the first seven.
> >
> >Let me say personally that I  am not totally comfortable  with this
> >decision.  Given that the At-Large Membership is not yet constituted, I
> >think it important that individuals' concerns have some representation
> >within the DNSO.
> >
> >However, there are two other points worth noting.
> >
> >First is that the representativeness of the IDNO is still questionable; it
> >faces many of the same challenges of outreach and breadth that the ICANN
> >Initial Board faces in trying constitute its At-Large membership.  Creating
> >the IDNO now may be a way of avoiding rather than solving this problem.
> Translation -- "we will not consider giving
> any voice to individuals until we can figure
> out how to control their influence, and
> control their membership."
> "The individuals who are participating today
> are way too knowledgeable about these issues,
> and would negatively impact our pre-ordained
> agenda.  So, we must defer recognizing these
> stakeholders until we can maneuver "outreach"
> to bring in individuals who are clueless, so
> that we, in conjunction with the 4th Estate,
> can easily control their voting."
> Jay.
> >Second, I am more concerned that the voices and interests of individuals be
> >*represented* in the work of the DNSO, than with precisely how that happens.
> >Although the process is certainly messy, the concerns of individuals and
> >individuals' rights are now being heard within the DNSO working groups -
> >although perhaps not as effectively as they should be.  Making sure that
> >that process works is where I think we should be focusing our attention
> >right now.
> >
> >Esther Dyson
> >personally, as a *member* of the Initial Board but not for it
> >
> >
> >Esther Dyson                   Always make new mistakes!
> >chairman, EDventure Holdings
> >interim chairman, Internet Corp. for Assigned Names & Numbers
> >edyson@edventure.com
> >1 (212) 924-8800
> >1 (212) 924-0240 fax
> >104 Fifth Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets; 20th floor)
> >New York, NY 10011 USA
> >http://www.edventure.com                    http://www.icann.org
> >
> >High-Tech Forum in Europe:  24 to 26 October 1999, Budapest
> >PC Forum: March 12 to 15, 2000, Scottsdale (Phoenix), Arizona
> >Book:  "Release 2.0: A design for living in the digital age"
> >
> Respectfully,
> Jay Fenello
> President, Iperdome, Inc.    404-943-0524
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