[NA-Discuss] Questions for Board candidates

Beau Brendler beaubrendler at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 4 19:32:25 UTC 2010

1) How do you define "end-user," "consumer," "registrant," and where do those terms intersect? 

2) Does ICANN do an adequate job of responding to the concerns of [end-user, consumer, registrant] in your view?

3) Evaluate this statement: "The [end-user, consumer, registrant} has no role in ICANN."

3) What is ICANN's scope? Does it include enforcement of provisions in the Registrar Accreditation Agreement?

4) Would you characterize WHOIS as:
a) A violation of privacy 
b) A worthwhile tool for accountability, if it worked as it's supposed to
c) An outmoded concept that should be done away with
d) A failure that needs revamping so it works uniformly as intended

-----Original Message-----
>From: Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org>
>Sent: Nov 3, 2010 1:28 PM
>To: NARALO Discussion List <na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
>Subject: [NA-Discuss] Questions for Board candidates
>Hello all,
>Regardless of the direction of the ongoing petition debate, we are going to
>eventually have an election for the Board position; from at very least the
>three agreed by the BCEC and possibly one other being considered for
>In the interest of At-Large's making an informed selection from amongst the
>candidates I do not want to wait for the end of the petition process to
>start guiding the NARALO voters to informed choices. And I made a commitment
>to know the preferences of NARALO ALSs and individual members as I consider
>my own selection.
>In view of that I *urge* NARALO members to view the online statements of
>interest. Here are the SOIs for the candidates put forward by the
>BCEC: Alan<https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/2265195/At-Large+Director+Applicant+-+Alan+Greenberg.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1288326250000>,
>I also include Avri's<https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/2265195/At-Large+Director+Applicant+-+Avri+Doria.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1288315872000>in
>case the petition succeeds.
>I am aware that ICANN staff are arranging a community call at which the
>candidates will be able to advance their causes for election.
>However, in addition, I would also like to solicit NARALO members for
>questions to be given to each candidate, to which they will be asked to
>provide a written response. Such questions, which would go beyond the issues
>stated in each person's SOI, would allow candidates to give thoughful,
>complete answers on issues in a manner that simply isn't possible in a
>crowded, multilingual conference call. One does not replace the other; I am
>proposing a questionnaire as a complementary way for us to determine which
>candidate best serves the community's needs.
>Please let me know your questions; try to keep them as neutral and relevant
>as possible. If the collection is worthwhile I will assemble them, submit
>the questionnaire to candidates early next week, and publish the responses
>as they are received.
>If you have a question of a particular candidate (based on something in
>their SOI or history) please also submit them, though I'm not sure yet
>if/how I'll do that.
>- Evan
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