[NA-Discuss] Geographic Regions Statement
DThompson1 at GOV.NU.CA
Thu Jan 27 19:44:19 UTC 2011
Thank you so much for coming up with this extremely well thought out and useful wording.
Darlene A. Thompson
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Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 2:29 PM
To: Wendy Seltzer
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Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Geographic Regions Statement
The pestering is not coming from staff.
It's coming from corners that are looking to put forward an ITU-like model
that lumps the entirety of the Western Hemisphere under a single "Americas"
In this regard, I've been told that even a "hold the status quo" message is
preferable to "no comment" which implies " everyone else can do whatever
So I'm propose this wording:
"NARALO finds that the current situation in this region is satisfactory but
encourages the work of other At-Large regions in which the current system
may be seen to require change.We would strongly oppose any regional model
(such as the ITU) that would amalgamate all of the Western Hemisphere into a
single "Americas" region."
Is anyone here *in favour* of merging the two Americas regions?
On 27 January 2011 14:17, Wendy Seltzer <wendy at seltzer.com> wrote:
> 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>
> >> 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
> > IMO, if we have something to say about someone else's regional business
> > had *better* be both novel and useful.
> > - Evan
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