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[Comment-Dnso] Re: [IFWP] Proposed by-law amendments
Milton and all
Excellent comments here Milton. I could not agree more. I will
pass these on to our [INEGroup] board for review as well, I am fairly
they will meet with their approval.
IT seems that this ICANN (Initial?) Interim board again, and continues
to demonstrate that they care nothing for their responsibilities to the
requirements of the White Paper and the MoU as well with this sort
of "Top Down" structure.
Milton Mueller wrote:
> The impact of these amendments is to centralize too much power
> in the hands of the ICANN Board, at the expense of the DNSO and
> its constituents.
> The amendment to Section 2(a) of Article VI-B of the Bylaws
> allows the ICANN Board to resolve disputes about which member of
> a constituency is recognized as a Names Council member. Such
> disputes should be resolved by the constituency itself,
> according to their own rules.
> The amendment to Section 3(c) of Article VI-B of the Bylaws
> deals with two issues. On the question of geographical
> diversity, the ICANN Board has created distrust by its apparent
> willingness to make exceptions for trademark interests and other
> big business constituents. Once again, I would prefer not to see
> discretionary power in the hands of the board. Either enforce
> geographical diversity or don't. On the second question, while I
> agree with the provision that a constituency cannot have more NC
> representatives than it has members, I do not agree with
> limiting the number of nominations a member can make.
> The most objectionable proposal is the amendment to Section 2(f)
> of Article VI-B of the Bylaws. This allows a vote of the ICANN
> Board to remove duly elected Names Council members from office.
> Even with a 3/4 majority requirement, I see no justification for
> placing such power in the hands of the Board, at the expense of
> the DNSO constituency. Constituencies can develop their own
> methods for removing or disciplining errant NC members. There is
> too much potential for discrimination and abuse in this
> provision, which allows the ICANN Board on its own motion to
> reach into a constituency and remove one of its elected members.
> m i l t o n m u e l l e r // m u e l l e r @ s y r . e d u
> syracuse university http://istweb.syr.edu/~mueller/
Jeffrey A. Williams
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