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

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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