DNSO constituencies can’t lose voting rights.

Over the past months, a number of DNSO constituencies were living under the regular threat of losing their voting rights on the Names Council as a sanction for non-payment of their DNSO dues. Today, Names Council chairman Bruce Tonkin forwarded an…

Over the past months, a number of DNSO constituencies were living under the regular threat of losing their voting rights on the Names Council as a sanction for non-payment of their DNSO dues. Today, Names Council chairman Bruce Tonkin forwarded an analysis by Louis Touton which leads to the conclusion that the By-Laws do not allow the Names Council to suspend the ability of representatives to vote.

Catching up

Catching up on the last days’ news: ICANN has presented its final ideas on evolution and reform. Vittorio Bertola has already submitted some comments on the final report’s ideas on the ALAC, and Alexander Svensson has posted some of his extremely …

Catching up on the last days’ news: ICANN has presented its final ideas on evolution and reform. Vittorio Bertola has already submitted some comments on the final report’s ideas on the ALAC, and Alexander Svensson has posted some of his extremely valuable charts which should make it considerably easier to understand what’s in the proposal.

As I wrote on the GA list, the comments submitted by IMS/ISC on the final .ORG evaluation report are well worth reading; see also this ICANNwatch story. (all the comments received by ICANN) There is another ICANNwatch story which you should really have read by now: Milton Mueller’s anaylsis of the .org results, with some important and far more general observations. (Much of the posting deals with NeuStar; you may also want to read this message from NeuStar to the NCDNHC’s discuss list, criticizing the NCDNHC’s evaluation.)

Anyway, we’ll soon know what is going to happen to .org: As Bret Fausett noted, the board’s decision is scheduled for October 14th.

Lawsuit over .uk WHOIS service?

Silicon.com reports that .uk registry Nominet may be facing a lawsuit over proposed changes to its WHOIS service. Links of interest: Nominet’s own description of the planned changes; a site campaigning against the proposal (with more links). (Via …

Silicon.com reports that .uk registry Nominet may be facing a lawsuit over proposed changes to its WHOIS service. Links of interest: Nominet’s own description of the planned changes; a site campaigning against the proposal (with more links). (Via Internet Democracy Project.)