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Re: [ga] ICANN Ombudsman??

George and all former DNSO GA members or other interested stakeholders/users,

  Well most of us that have long experience with ICANN, it's board and
staff all know that every single one of it's CEO's have been far less than
honest publicly, Mr. Twomey is seemingly not an exception...

  So I can only guess this article and/or report should come as no
surprise.  Welcome to the real world of politics...

George Kirikos wrote:

> Hello,
> I was reading the New York Times article at:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/07/international/07CND-DIVI.html?ei=5062&en=1f0ead87b5fce559&ex=1071464400&partner=GOOGLE&pagewanted=print&position=
> which stated "Mr. Twomey, reached by cellphone outside the conference
> room, said: "At Icann, anybody can attend meetings, appeal decisions or
> go to ombudsmen, and here I am outside a U.N. meeting room where
> diplomats ? most of whom know little about the technical aspects ? are
> deciding in a closed forum how 750 million people should reach the
> Internet. I am not amused."
> I find it interesting that he said folks can go to an ICANN ombudsman.
> According to:
> http://www.icann.org/general/jobs.htm
> ICANN is still looking for one. And in the minutes of September 9,
> 2003:
> http://www.icann.org/minutes/prelim-report-09sep03.htm
> they had hoped to begin recruiting soon.
> Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Did I miss the announcement that one had been
> hired?
> I'd be curious to know the percentage of "appeals" that overturned a
> Board decision, too.
> If the Board wasn't making anti-consensus decisions, such as the one
> supporting WLS, and wasn't so impotent in allowing SiteFinder abuse to
> go on for weeks, while letting VeriSign keep all the money, perhaps
> they'd be treated with more respect.
> Sincerely,
> George Kirikos
> http://www.kirikos.com/


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