Memo to self: Use news.google.com more frequently.

Did you ask Google for ICANN news today? I only do that unregularly, but repeatedly find the results quite helpful. For instance if anyone wonders where all the contributions to ICANN’s WLS public forum and the signatures to the anti-WLS petition …

Did you ask Google for ICANN news today? I only do that unregularly, but repeatedly find the results quite helpful. For instance if anyone wonders where all the contributions to ICANN’s WLS public forum and the signatures to the anti-WLS petition come from, this article from The Register may be one source.

icannatlarge.com elections.

The folks at icannatlarge.com are going to vote on a supervisory panel with a 12 months mandate. The deadline for nominations and voter registration will expire tomorrow at 24:00 UTC. The deadline for nomination acceptances will end on Tuesday, 12…

The folks at icannatlarge.com are going to vote on a supervisory panel with a 12 months mandate. The deadline for nominations and voter registration will expire tomorrow at 24:00 UTC. The deadline for nomination acceptances will end on Tuesday, 12:00 UTC. The vote itself is going to take place from July 28 to August 4.

Some Notes on Reforming the General Assembly.

Alexander Svensson and myself have produced some bullet points on reforming the General Assembly. In short, we don’t believe that the Names Council’s approach that the GA should be restricted to cross-constituency discussions is the right approach.

Alexander Svensson and myself have produced some bullet points on reforming the General Assembly. In short, we don’t believe that the Names Council’s approach that the GA should be restricted to cross-constituency discussions is the right approach.

Names Council minutes posted.

The minutes for the Names Council’s call on July 11 have been posted to the Council’s mailing list. They will be up for adoption at the next teleconference on July 24, and may be subject to corrections.

The minutes for the Names Council’s call on July 11 have been posted to the Council’s mailing list. They will be up for adoption at the next teleconference on July 24, and may be subject to corrections.

Harold Feld on the relationship between ICANN board and DNSO.

Harold Feld, who represents the NCDNHC on the Names Council, has written (as part of a discussion with ICANN board member Jonathan Cohen) an excellent analysis of the respective roles the Board and the DNSO are going to take in the reformed ICANN….

Harold Feld, who represents the NCDNHC on the Names Council, has written (as part of a discussion with ICANN board member Jonathan Cohen) an excellent analysis of the respective roles the Board and the DNSO are going to take in the reformed ICANN. Warning: Long!

Names Council recording available.

The recording from today’s names council teleconference is available. Agenda item 5, ICANN and names council reform, only took about 5 minutes of the conference, so there’s not much new on that topic. For the rest, please see Alexander’s notes.

The recording from today’s names council teleconference is available. Agenda item 5, ICANN and names council reform, only took about 5 minutes of the conference, so there’s not much new on that topic. For the rest, please see Alexander’s notes.

.org application process: NCDNHC as a neutral arbiter?

Harold Feld has forwarded a letter from Stuart Lynn to the NCDNHC’s discuss list. In that letter, the ICANN CEO accepts the NCDNHC’s offer to help with the evaluation of the .org bids, and suggests that the NCDNHC should focus on criteria 4, 5, 6 …

Harold Feld has forwarded a letter from Stuart Lynn to the NCDNHC’s discuss list. In that letter, the ICANN CEO accepts the NCDNHC’s offer to help with the evaluation of the .org bids, and suggests that the NCDNHC should focus on criteria 4, 5, 6 of the evaluation process: Differentiation of the .org TLD, Inclusion of mechanisms for promoting the registry’s operation in a manner that is responsive to the needs, concerns, and views of the noncommercial Internet user community, and Level of support for the proposal from .org registrants. What makes this interesting is the GNR proposal which suggests travel funding for the NCDNHC and a .org steering committee in which the NCDNHC’s leadership is supposed to participate. To me, this is a conflict of interests for the NCDNHC. Milton Mueller, who played a key role in drafting the DNSO’s .org policy, disagrees strongly.

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