[registration-issues-wg] [CPWG] [GTLD-WG] Final version of the ALAC Advice regarding the EPDP

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Mon Apr 15 17:13:42 UTC 2019

On Sun, 14 Apr 2019 at 09:23, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>

> It is largely unchanged with the exception of "require" being changed back
> to "request" and an explanatory paragraph at the end. This was done after
> consultation to ensure that we were not perceived as not understanding
> Board restrictions and to not give an "easy" way of rejected the advice
> ("we don't have that power").

Sigh. We really haven't learned anything, even after decades of experience.

The Board will reject ALAC advice that doesn't align with what it's going
to do anyway, as it always does and has done. Why do we care if their
rejection is really easy or slightly less easy?
Do the consequences change whether the answer is "cannot" rather than "will

Since we're anticipating responses .... if we said "require" and the Board
truly agreed with our sentiment, it could respond "we're not able to demand
it but we'll do what we can to ensure this important issue is addressed".
Instead, we've toned down the statement before it even gets to that point.

Do we feel strongly that Thick WHOIS is addressed (you must do this in the
interest of our constituency) or not (pretty please, we'll go away silently
if you say no and forget we even asked)?

Maybe the problem is mine alone. I should stop being surprised at ALAC's
capacity for self-debasement.

- Evan
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