[GTLD-WG] [CPWG] [registration-issues-wg] Discussion: End-users definition from At-large perspective

Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 09:56:34 UTC 2019

I am in a car so having a hard time pulling the bylaws. But here is the
ICANN wiki and ALAC mission.


On Fri, 9 Aug 2019, 10:58 am Evan Leibovitch, <evan at telly.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 9 Aug 2019 at 05:41, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro <
> salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com> wrote:
> Paul Wilson, APNIC's DG, a member of the ASO in ICANN likes to use an
>> analogy of what we do as a technical community and he uses an analogy of a
>> car but I am going to use his analogy and build on it. The average end user
>> just enjoys the vehicle but behind the scene, there are manufacturers,
>> standards and those who develop standards, monitor and implement standards
>> at all levels of manufacturing, there are others who deal with insurance
>> and product liability and guarantees and warranties. There are trade rules
>> etc. However, those who work behind the scenes in the ecosystem and engage
>> in vigorous debate, testing act as stewards and the average passenger or
>> driver could'nt care less and would not be knowledgeable about the
>> standards, they are just concerned with affordability and functionality.
> Internet end-users who are not registrants have no purchase decision to
> make. They didn't have to choose the domain, registrar or TLD. They just
> have to live with the consequences.
> The closest one could come in the car analogy to At-Large would be
> passengers. They have no say in the choices being made of car make or
> repair shop, yet they are impacted by the choices of everyone above them.
> They care about safety and stability and reliability but have little stake
> in whether they're riding in a Ford or Lada or where it was purchased, And
> while all car owners are passengers too, their interests as car consumers
> are different from those of passengers who only care about the transport.
> ALAC is charged with speaking for the Internet's passengers. the NCPH for
> the owners and drivers, and the CPH for the auto industry.
> This is not a difficult concept. Each group has its distinct voice within
> - Evan
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