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Re: [ga] ICANN Ombudsman??

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

George Kirikos wrote:

> Hello,
> --- "Michael D. Palage" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I am always listening :-)
> How about more "doing", in addition to the "listening"? Here's a list
> of things that need to be done (some easier than others, but all fairly
> straightforward, and popular):

  Careful here George.  Asking for real action with a mis-organized
"GNSO" that has no accountability, regardless of what might be
ask to be done is an invite to disaster.

> 1) Observe the consensus in the GNSO, and abandon WLS. Everyone makes
> mistakes, and ICANN Board's acknowledgement that it erred would 1) save
> a lot of legal fees, and 2) gain popularity and greater faith that
> "bottoms-up consensus building" isn't just marketing spin.

  Too late for this now I afraid.  Abandoning WLS "Was" the wise
thing to do.  Now though, too much money is under that bridge...

> 2) Force VeriSign to return the audited gross revenues from SiteFinder

  How?  And why should Verisign "Lay Down" for this?

> 3) Post the Pool.com lawsuit material (made a low priority if #1 above
> is observed).

  Agreed here..

> 4) Publish the annual reports of VeriSign Registry's R&D, as per
> Appendix W of the agreement:
> http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/verisign/registry-agmt-appw-com-16apr01.htm
> (where they pledged to spend $200 million on Universal WHOIS, etc.)

  Also agreed here.  Not likely though as there is no good or "Real"
data on this available any longer...

> 5) ..... (others can fill this in, probably stuff like elected Board
> members, At-Large, etc.)
> 6) .....

6.) All current BoD members resign effectively immediately and hold
     Elections where any and all stakeholders/users that are willing to
     participate. Again this also is very unlikely as AT&T's Marilyn
     Cade for one would strenuously object...

> > Although I may not always agree with you and the other GA members
> > I am listening, because much like yourself I will be returning
> > to my humble origins with the huddled masses in the not
> > to distance future.
> What better way to go out than in a blaze of glory, having accomplished
> something? :) The Board members who act like sheep and "huddled" in
> fear are forgotten pretty quickly, as they're essentially anonymous
> slaves! Better to not be on the Board than be a slave. Whether one
> agrees or disagrees with Karl's positions on individual issues (I know
> I respectfully disagree with him on some), at least he displayed
> independent thought, and engaged the public in his decision-making.

  Here here again!

> Sincerely,
> George Kirikos
> http://www.kirikos.com/


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