[NA-Discuss] Geographic Regions Statement

Wendy Seltzer wendy at seltzer.com
Thu Jan 27 19:17:00 UTC 2011

In that case, I think NA should affirmatively say nothing, despite
staff's pestering.


On 01/27/2011 02:07 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> On 27 January 2011 12:18, Gareth Shearman <shearman at victoria.tc.ca> wrote:
>> This sounds about right to me.
>> The Caribbean issues do need to be addressed in the process however.
> I have been told that this issue is actually being debated as an issue
> internal to LACRALO, and I'm personally hesitant to get NA involved. The
> Caribbean contingent is not known for its shyness, and will no doubt make
> its interests well known.
> In casual conversations I have been asked for my personal opinion, if I
> would foresee any hostility or opposition *if* some LAC members wanted to
> join NA. I replied that I did not believe any such hostility would exist --
> but I clearly said that as representative of nothing beyond my own
> viewpoint.
> I'm very conscious of the fine line between meddling and wanting to be
> helpful. Maybe I'm being a little too self-silencing, but the rest of the
> ICANN world already sees itself as getting lectured to by North Americans.
> IMO, if we have something to say about someone else's regional business it
> had *better* be both novel and useful.
> - Evan
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