[GTLD-WG] [CPWG] [registration-issues-wg] Discussion: End-users definition from At-large perspective
Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
ocl at gih.com
Sat Aug 10 11:19:44 UTC 2019
I must admit that I really do not understand what you are trying to
achieve by huffing and puffing on the CPWG mailing list. You appear to
be engaged in a venture to question the ALAC's legitimacy in anything it
does - but this debate was past after the second At-Large review and
it's too late to keep on going back to the stone age and remember the
Wars of Religion. As for the ALAC being a laughing stock, if they can do
better, I invite these people rather than laughing in their armchair, to
come in and help us draft comments that have an impact, just like the
incredibly talented people that have done so recently in this Working
Group and that are spending a considerable amount of time contributing
to the ICANN multi-stakeholder policy processes.
When it comes to NCUC, NPOC, At-Large, the BC, the IPC and other
constituencies, there are many people who are active in more than one of
these constituencies. Unless you are aiming to run a system that is a
totalitarian regime, I would suggest that you allow that to happen. The
world is not just black or white, left or right, hot or cold, nice or
nasty. Let people be free to help where they can and not put them in a
Now let's please get back to discussing policy rather than whipping
ourselves into a frenzy.
On 10/08/2019 03:49, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Aug 2019 at 20:55, Jonathan Zuck
> <JZuck at innovatorsnetwork.org <mailto:JZuck at innovatorsnetwork.org>> wrote:
> I think it's not about who we are but what interests we endeavor
> to represent. The NCUC only concerns themselves with registrants.
> That was my original point -- That there is a body already within
> ICANN representing the interests of individual registrants, in theory
> leaving ALAC as the body uniquely positioned to speak for
> non-registrant end-users. That the body charged with representing
> registrants is remiss in its duty should not be ALAC's problem, yet
> the resulting spillover also causes ALAC to be remiss in ITS duty.
> The logic should be easy because there are more than 4 billion
> Internet users and about 350 million domains in play total. So even
> assuming only three domains per registrant (and we know that is very
> far from reality), registrants are outnumbered by non-registrants by
> more than 30 to 1. Yet ALAC has a problem because of its high
> proportion of self-selectred Internet experts and insiders, most of
> whom either own a domain or have evaluated the need to have one. Our
> own makeup is heavily skewed against the non-registrant 95% because
> most in At-Large simply don't share their experience. The original
> theory was that the ALSs were going to be the way through which
> non-registrants would be able to participate in large numbers, but
> that intent has absolutely failed as most ALSs have turned out to be
> self-interested bodies such as ISOC and Internauta chapters or
> tech-focused NGOs. (Isn't that what the Review concluded?) Such
> participation brings people with needed skill and passion, but without
> the perspective of the 95% of the world who will likely never own a
> domain. And without a credible plan for speaking on behalf of the
> non-registrant 95%, ALAC's own credibility is at risk (arguably it's
> already shot and needs a reboot).
> A few immediate remedies are possible while things are sorted out:
> * The NomCom is directed to make its ALAC selections
> non-registrantsas at least a token effort at balance.
> * ALAC outreach needs to find people who are interested in end user
> issues who have no interest in buying domains.
> * ALAC itself must commit to understand its issues through a
> non-registrant lens before choosing to commenton them.
> Longer term ALAC needs to engage in public surveys and research to
> guide its actions (and reactions) rather than its own elitist sense of
> what is right for end users. I daresay that the priorities of the
> billions wrt what is needed from ICANN differs widly from ALAC's
> current guesses.
> - Evan
> CPWG mailing list
> CPWG at icann.org
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