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

Steve and all,

  We (INEGroup) agree with steve's contention here entirely.  George's
suggestion of limiting membership in any fashion is ethically challenged
to say the least, not to mention in strict contrast to the requirements
of the White Paper.

BRPWIT@aol.com wrote:

> George:
> WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE to want to disenfranchise me??? restrict to domain
> holders?  What If i choose to share a DOMAIN name - that means i have value?
> All people who use ISPs like LYCOS, GEOCITIES,AOL  don't count? Nonsense.
> I am one of the stakeholders who is not an ISP nor a wealthy Venture Capital
> person nor a large organization.
> I use the net have a vested interest in its success - if i want a domain name
> - i should have the same right as you -
> yes this is an attack on your stated positions
> if the presenters on the Senate floor can get emotional - so can I
> thanks
> steve witkin
>          RE: [Membership] The People's Republic of ICANN?
> Date:   99-02-11 11:56:03 EST
> From:   gconrades@polarisventures.com (George Conrades)
> Sender: owner-membership@ISI.EDU
> To:     weisberg@texoma.net ('Eric Weisberg'), gconrades@polarisventures.com
> (George Conrades)
> CC:     rus@neteze.com ('rus@neteze.com'), terastra@terabytz.co.nz ('Joop
> Teernstra'), cabell@mama-tech.com (Diane Cabell), membership@icann.org,
> list@ifwp.org, discuss@dnso.org, domain-policy@internic.net, domain-
> policy@open-rsc.org
> No, to domain name holders as an example.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Weisberg [mailto:weisberg@texoma.net]
> Sent: Thursday, February 11, 1999 10:50 AM
> To: George Conrades
> Cc: 'rus@neteze.com'; 'Joop Teernstra'; Diane Cabell;
> membership@icann.org; list@ifwp.org; discuss@dnso.org;
> domain-policy@internic.net; domain-policy@open-rsc.org
> Subject: Re: [Membership] The People's Republic of ICANN?
> Do these comments indicate a preference for limiting
> membership to certain categories of people/organizations?
> George Conrades wrote:
> >
> > rus, I am inclined to think we should move slowly on opening up membership
> > in an unlimited way UNTIL we understand how the membership process works
> > against a more understood or qualified database of constituents.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: rus@neteze.com [mailto:rus@neteze.com]
> > i do not qualify for any of the categories of membership suggested, yet i
> > use the internet and believe i have a right to participate in democratic
> > decision making.


Jeffrey A. Williams
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