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Re: [IFWP] GAC Communique - A political BS statement...
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- Subject: Re: [IFWP] GAC Communique - A political BS statement...
- From: Jeff Williams <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 12:58:06 +0100
- CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Organization: INEG. Inc. (Spokesman INEGroup)
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Kerry and all,
I hope that no one really believes this tripe!
Kerry Miller wrote:
> [EMPHASIS added]
> Governmental Advisory Committee - DRAFT Communique
> TUESDAY, 24 AUGUST 1999 - The Governmental
> Advisory Committee of the Internet Corporation for
> Assigned Names and Numbers held its third meeting today.
> The attending Committee members, representing over 30
> national governments, distinct economies as recognised in
> international fora, and MULTINATIONAL GOVERNMENTAL AND
> TREATY ORGANISATIONS, issued the following statement:
> The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has had
> fruitful discussions around substantive issues relating to
> the usage of the Internet across the worldwide community
> and the administration of the country code top level
> domains. The GAC initiated a positive and constructive
> process for addressing these and other significant Internet
> policy issues, and as a consequence makes the following
> recommendations to the ICANN Board:
> A.With regard to ICANNís Proposed Interim Policy for
> Geographic Diversity on the ICANN Board of
> The GAC supports the underlying principles of
> geographic diversity and international representation in
> the context of ICANN. The GAC believes that these
> principles are best implemented using the criterion of
> CITIZENSHIP as specified in the By-laws of ICANN, to
> determine the eligibility of DIRECTORS of the board of
> ICANN and of participants in the Councils of the
> Supporting Organizations. In addition, taking into
> consideration the practicality of determining the
> electorate, the GAC supports the use of RESIDENCY as
> the criterion for determining the eligibility of the
> B.With regard to principles for the delegation of
> management for country code top level domains:
> 1. The Committee reaffirmed its May
> resolution that the Internet naming system is a
> public resource and that the management of a
> TLD Registry must be in the public interest.
> 2. Accordingly, the GAC considers that no
> private intellectual or other property rights
> inhere to the TLD itself nor accrue to the
> delegated manager of the TLD as the result of
> such delegation.
> 3.THE GAC ALSO REAFFIRMED THAT THE
> DELEGATION OF A CCTLD REGISTRY IS
> SUBJECT TO THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY
> OF THE RELEVANT PUBLIC AUTHORITY
> OR GOVERNMENT. The GAC discussed
> the development of best practices for the
> administration of ccTLDs and agreed to
> continue this discussion.
> The next face-to-face meeting of the GAC will be held on 2
> November 1999 in Los Angeles, to coincide with ICANNís
> next round of meetings.
Jeffrey A. Williams
Spokesman INEGroup (Over 95k members strong!)
CEO/DIR. Internet Network Eng/SR. Java/CORBA Development Eng.
Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.
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