Domain Name Supporting Organization Constituency Groups
Additional Constituency Organizing Efforts

Following recognition of the seven Initial DNSO Constituencies called for in the ICANN Bylaws, the ICANN Board may consider recognizing additional Consituencies. The ICANN Bylaws provide that:

"[a]ny group of individuals or entities may petition the Board for recognition as a new or separate Constituency. Any such petition will be posted for public comment pursuant to Article III, Section 3. The Board may create new Constituencies in response to such a petition, or on its own motion, if it determines that such action would serve the purposes of the Corporation."
Information about additional Constituency organization efforts will be posted here as it is made available.  Such submissions should be made via email to constituencies@icann.org.

Additional Constituency Proposals
IMPORTANT NOTICE - The statements below are provided by individuals and organizations working to self-organize DNSO Constituency Groups.  They are posted here to assist the self-organization process and to solicit public comment.  They have not been approved by ICANN and their posting here does not indicate that the groups under formation will necessarily be officially recognized by the ICANN Board of Directors.  Please submit comments regarding ICANN DNSO Constituencies to comment-dnso@icann.org.  All comments will be posted on the ICANN website at http://www.icann.org/comments-mail/comment-dnso/maillist.html for public review and response.  (If your comment is not posted within 12 hours of its submission, please contact webmaster@icann.org.)

Submitted by Joop Teernstra (terastra@terabytz.co.nz), April 21, 1999.  Last updated May 14, 1999.

"We wish to form the following constituency in the DNSO:

The Individual Domain Name Owners' constituency (IDNO), to be named the Cyberspace Association.

Joining criteria: Owning a Domain Name as an individual and having sole control over it.
     Both commercial and non-commercial individuals are welcome to join, especially those who do not see commercial activity or non-activity as the defining reason for participating in the DNSO.

Mission Statement:  To be a voice for the Individual DN owners in the DNSO, to work for their interests and to provide representation for them on the Names Council.

Website with founders' statements: http://www.democracy.org.nz/idno/

Mailing list: There are two mailing lists:

Discusion list address : idno@radix.co.nz
Constituency members can subscribe by sending a "subscribe idno" message to listmanager@radix.co.nz

Anyone can subscribe to the announcements-only list: email listmanager@radix.co.nz  , in the message body  write  subscribe idno-announce

Both lists are moderated.

Proposed Rules:  See http://www.democracy.org.nz/idno/organiz.htm.

We request recognition by ICANN as a legitimate constituency of the DNSO.

Founding Members:
Einar Stefferud Dan Steinberg Karl Auerbach Kevin Kelly
Steve Page Joop Teernstra Jay Fenello Arnold Gehring
Dominique Baron  William X. Walsh Michael J.Scott Ed Hightower 
Rex Barnes Kevin J. Connolly  Steven Troester  Andy Gardner 
Rick R. Connor Joe Abley  David Zanetti M.C.Rose
Asher Ben-David  Richard Creech Karl Peters Glen A. Bayat 
Joe Barry  Ravi Singhal  Bernhard Schulte Ken Craft 
Colin Causon  David Mullins  John Hicks  George Schmidt 
Rachel Luxemburg  Debbie DeChamps Dietmar Stefitz Peter Hyde
Dave Chu Eberhard Lisse Luiscarlos Paez  Michael B.Weiner
Anick S. Lecordier  Wayne Johnson  Roeland Meyer Johnson David 
Engin Ertan  Darrell Brown  Richard Mc Nally Cliff Pratt
David Peters  David Harpham  Mark Brandwood  Ron Seaman 
Aaron Schmiedel  Allan Speedy  Greg Shaw  Ken Freed 
David Grove      
the Cyberspace Association
the constituency for Individual Domain Name Owners

Submitted by Stephen Dyer (steve@uk.com), May 21, 1999. Last updated May 21, 1999.

Private Registries Constituency Group.

This proposal is submitted by Centralnic Ltd and NomiNation Ltd - both private registries.

A Private Registry provides registration and DNS service for any domain or sub-domain at any level in the domain name hierarchy. For example in the UK NomiNation Ltd provides a namespace below uk.com and various other similar namespaces.

Such namespaces are often competitive to ccTLD's, especially in countries where local regulations, pricing or political situations limit the availability of the ccTLD.

It is of importance to the orderly administration of the namespace as a whole and the universal application of policies promulgated by ICANN, WIPO and other organisations that a constituency exists for the recognition and participation of this significant and growing community of registrars.

To participate in this constituency organizing effort, please contact either:

Stephen Dyer of CentralNic Ltd, steve@uk.com
163 New King's Road, London, SW6 4SN, UK
+44 171 371 8558

Susan Malec of NomiNation Ltd - susan@nomination.net
+44 207 384 3050

Stephen Dyer
CentralNic Ltd

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