[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 10:08:23 UTC 2019


"ICANN <https://icannwiki.org/ICANN>'s Advisory Committees
<https://icannwiki.org/AC>. The mission of ALAC is to function as an
advocate for the interests of individual Internet users".

That speaks for itself.

On Fri, 9 Aug 2019, 10:56 am Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro, <
salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am in a car so having a hard time pulling the bylaws. But here is the
> ICANN wiki and ALAC mission.
>
> https://icannwiki.org/At-Large_Advisory_Committee
>
> 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
>> ICANN.
>>
>> - Evan
>>
>>
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