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

A 14:51 07/02/99 +1200, Joop Teernstra a écrit : 
1. It is the easiest way to create a real electoral roll.
2.  Low cost and simplicity of administration/verification (a tick-box for
an extra contribution at the time of (re)registration.)
True. However, this also goes for IP address holders, which should (IMHO)
in any case be added even in your model.

4. The Net is a very open communication tool. The interested student with
the email account can still contribute her idea's freely and convince
others with good argument. If voting becomes the real issue, then there
will be democratic organisations that can represent the disenfranchised.  I
am also proposing that "all users" can be given a voice via petition and
This is one of the possibilities I try to capture in my own
"Citizen/member" model.
I have a question, however, on "democratic organisations". How do you (or
don't you) acknowledge one? Do you give them one, or several votes? We have
not been able to figure that out in the MAC.


5. I am afraid that ordinary Domain Name Owners will not join, if they feel
that "it's all a sham anyway" 
To get enough real members is a major consideration. If the membership base
is too small,  capture looms large.
Thus my suggestion: do not limit membership to domain names / IP address
holders, but give them preferential treatment and be proactive in getting
them to join.

6. Giving the vote to "all users" pretends to create that "World
Government" that you would wish to avoid.
7. It is not proper to give a vote to those who have no "skin" in the
system. It may go at the expense of those who do.
Right. But one could argue that setting up a low-but-not-too-low
fee/contribution *is* skin. And means that it is not a world government,
since in a world (democratic) government, you get a vote just by being of age.

8. The DNSO can be the vehicle for input from organisations representing
email-only users.
This is pushing the problem to some other entity. DNSO applications does
not seem to be taking that path anyway, and your argument in favor on DN
holders-only membership could also apply to DNSO.


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