[NA-Discuss] Inclusion of Individual Internet Users within the City-TLD Multistakeholder Governance Environment

Thomas Lowenhaupt toml at communisphere.com
Thu May 12 04:09:52 UTC 2016

The point I'm trying to make is: If we've all accepted the 
multistakeholder model, how is it that the local ALSes and individual 
Internet users (residents and organizations as well) are left out of the 
decision making process?


On 5/11/2016 11:14 AM, Joly MacFie wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 10:38 AM, Alan Greenberg 
> <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca <mailto:alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>> wrote:
>     there is nothing in the current policies that could compel .nyc,
>     as a delegated TLD, to adopt such a policy other than voluntarily. 
> ​Thanks for your thoughtful and detailed response, Alan.
> Tom, it does seem that your efforts might be better directed at 
> stirring things up at a local​ level, but I think there has to be 
> perceptible pain to get any movement.The tradeoffs between privacy, 
> WHOIS and the nexus requirement might be a source of such pain. 
> Currently, since proxy addresses are forbidden under the nexus policy, 
> no private citizen in NYC can register a .nyc domain with revealing 
> their personal address via WHOIS. The allocation and oversight of 
> neighborhood reserved names, as per your recent meetup, is another.
> j
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