[NA-Discuss] Summary Minutes NARALO Call 14 February 2011
ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net
Tue Feb 15 20:09:53 UTC 2011
>> Danny: The GAC thinks that they can veto so many things about ICANN and
>> is unacceptable to At Large.
At present, all new registries are blocked, in fact.
The hypothetical of a loss of access through the specific intervention
of ICANN actors directed at a specific application is difficult to
compare with the actual loss of access through the general
intervention of ICANN actors directed at all applications.
Just here in North America, where Indians have tried to get access,
either to a unallocated 3166 code point, or to an allocated but unused
3166 code point, or to a gtld string, since the mid-1980s, and
significant regions and demographics are unserved or underserved by
network access at speeds greater than 56k, and are only served by
for-profit name space operators, there are unmet, non-hypothetical needs.
I never hope to be more than a minority of one, but the absence of any
vehicle for Indians, and others, to replicate what the Catalans have
managed, and for less than $50,000, troubles me a lot more than the
GAC or the USG potentially "vetoing" an application for an Indian or
Obviously, I don't share the sentiment to which this comment is a
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