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Re: [Membership] The People's Republic of ICANN?

It's always a good sign when someone changes his mind and admits it.  Humble
people call it learning!


At 01:43 PM 06/02/99 +0000, Daniel Kaplan wrote:
>A 11:51 06/02/99 +1200, Joop Teernstra a écrit :
>>I recall the requirement for the MAC members to be ready to work in a
>>fishbowl environment of transparency.
>Please refer to http://www.icann.org/membership-com.html
>>Could we please hear from each MAC member how he/she voted on this issue
>>and why?
>See http://www.dkaplan.net/macmodel.htm (or follow the link from
>http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/mac/bbtop.htm, where several models are
>I started with a vision similar to yours, ie, members are (at least in
>priority) direct "users" of ICANN's services, i.e. IP Address and Domain
>Names holders.
>I was convinced by the public discussions that we had no right to prevent
>others to participate. I'm still not sure why on earth they would do so,
>but it does not mean I feel entitled to prevent anyone from participating
>if he/she so desires.
>Now, we are not creating the world government. So I still believe:
>1/ That ICANN should be very proactive in getting domain names and IP
>address holders to be members. This could take several forms, for instance,
>free (although voluntary) membership registration, the fees being included
>in the DN/IPA registration fees.
>2/ That there should be some fee for anyone to join, so as to discourage
>excessive fraud as well as people whose interest is not high enough.
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