[At-Large] Reply to Siva [Was: Our choice for the ICANN Board]

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sat Nov 27 17:07:18 UTC 2010


I am pleased to note that all of the candidates, 
potential candidates and the rest of the 
community have refrained from personal attacks. 
Since you have chosen this very public forum to 
again make statements about me which are not 
based in fact, I have no choice but to reply. I will be brief.

On Vertical Integration

I did support the proposal that was originally 
crafted by "Affilias, GoDaddy and others". I felt 
that in the short term, it was the safest way to 
proceed until we had fully explored the possible 
harms that could come from integration. I note 
that it was also supported by Sébastien Bacholet 
and Cheryl Langdon-Orr. So I guess that makes us 
all against users and pro-business.

On Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery (PEDNR)

There is an analysis of a work group survey that 
shows the positions of all workgroup participants 
who completed a survey on possible outcomes. My 
position and yours were quite similar and 
generally EXACTLY opposite to all of the 
registrars on the group. In the places where you 
and I differed, you are the one agreeing with the registrars.

You can find the analysis at 
(short version: http://tinyurl.com/PEDNR-WG-Survey).

On my ties to business

I have none. I have spent virtually all of my 
career in the public sector involved in education 
and research, education and research networking 
and more recently the Internet Society and ICANN 
and the support of ICT in developing countries.


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