Elliot Noss, Tim Denton, and Ross Rader from Tucows have presented another paper on their ideas for ICANN's future. They believe that participation in ICANN should no longer feel like being inside a washing machine, with no idea when the cycle will end.
Continue reading "The Washing Machine Paper: Tucows on Policy-Making." »
In Donna Wentworth's excellent Copyfight blog, I had read that Prof. Felten has started a blog of his own, called Freedom To Tinker. I looked at the site, found it interesting, and sent a brief recommendation to a discussion list to which I've been subscribed since (at least) 1996. Felten's work is highly on-topic on that list, and has been discussed there in the past.
Continue reading "I (sort of) killed Edward Felten's blog. Ups. (updated)" »
ICANN has published a preliminary report on the .org re-delegation. The report suggests that ISOC should run .org in the future.
Continue reading ".org: NCDNHC's part of the report is numerically inconsistent." »
You have to wonder how this goes together: The same board and staff who believe that public elections (with significant outreach organized independently of any individual candidates) are not suitable to select the members of the board, are partially relying, in their decision on .org, on a self-selected survey of the worst kind, namely, on the public support for bidders: As far as that part of the evaluation is concerned, my earlier remark that the NCDNHC's report looks sound was rather premature.
Continue reading "Public Support for .org Bidders vs. At-Large Elections." »
On the GA list, Karl Auerbach writes that he has been convinced by the discussion there that he should vote against WLS today. I'm not sure he should be.
Continue reading "WLS: ICANN should approve it (and be sued for that)." »
The ICANN board has, according to the preliminary report of today's meeting, passed a resolution approving Verisign's Wait Listing Service proposal. The resolution was passed with Auerbach and Abril i Abril opposed, Müller-Maguhn and Kyong abstaining, and 11 others in favor.
Continue reading "WLS passed with conditions." »