[At-Large] [ALAC-ExCom] ALAC and .HEALTH

Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 03:55:13 UTC 2013

Dear Avri,

Thank you for your response. I wanted to understand the motivations of all
those making comments in relation to dot health. This was simply a request
for clarification and not an attack.

Kind Regards,

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 3:45 PM, Avri Doria <avri at acm.org> wrote:

> Oh Dear Sala,
> Thank you so much for your very kind note.  It has been so long since we
> last spoke.
> I did indeed make a SoI declaration of part time employment by dotgay
> LLC..  dotgay LLC is the Community applicant for .gay.  Would that the RG
> had been as solicitous of defending our Gay Community as it was of
> defending the so called health community - we actually have many community
> members who sent in comments indicating how harmful the standard
> applications for .gay and .lgbt were to the Gay Community.  I guess when it
> comes to taking up the cause of communities attacked by Standard
> Applications, the Gay community was not quite good enough for the RG.  Or
> maybe we did not lobby the RG.  I know I stayed away from the RG completely
> so as not to possibly affect its decisions in behalf of the dotgay
> Community.  Perhaps you can understand why I find the reasoning behind this
> community objection so baffling and hard to comprehend.
> As for Affilias. If  anything as a standard applicant for .lgbt (not ,gay
> but they are confusingly similar, aren't they?) they are a competitor of my
> employer.  If I were to act on my part time employer's interest,  I should
> be convincing the ALAC to nail them and file the Objection.  Of course they
> were not put in the same contention set as .gay, so I am not sure there is
> any relation at all at this point between .gay and .lgbt.
> But what I was trying to do, is show that ALAC has 2 problems with this
> Objection.  Not because I love my competitor and wish to do undo them as I
> would have them do unto dotgay, but because I think it is the right thing
> to do.  Had the RG suggested a limited interest objection on the basis of
> danger to the health consumer, who knows, you might have had a real winner
> of an argument to make.  Instead, in my view, you have an industry
> masquerading as a community pushing the ALAC beyond its proper scope. I
> beleive in the At-Large.  I am a director at an ALS.  I put in a lot of
> time and effort on At-Large issues. I want to see At-Large grow and become
> a genuine representative  of the global user's interest.  But in this case,
> I find these ALAC objections improper and risky.  So I dared to speak out.
>  Also as the chair of the group that created the Objection procedure, I
> felt it was my duty to call out the unresolved scope issue which I had
> tried to discuss twice with ALAC to no !
>  avail.
> But I thank you for the ad hominem attack against my arguments.  In fact
> not just against arguments but against presentation of the fact of
> dialogues I had with ALAC over the scope of ALAC Objections.    Do you
> really dispute the fact of the quote because you think that Afilias might
> be involved with .gay (wrongly) and I am involved with .gay and that
> somehow i am presenting facts because i am part of some evil gay cabal?
> In any case, I always find ad-hominem attacks so comforting and
> reassuring. So, with all due respect,  I thank you kindly for the effort
> you took to reassure me that I had a point.
> Wishing you all the best with the kindest regards,
> avri
> On 8 Mar 2013, at 21:35, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro wrote:
> > Dear Avri,
> >
> > I recall at some point that you had made a declaration of conflict of
> > interest on gTLD matters and had advised the ALAC that you were
> contracted
> > to help .gay
> >
> > I note that AFILIAS is one of the applicants of .Health
> >
> > Please advise whether AFILIAS is also the applicant of .gay
> >
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Kind Regards,
> > Sala
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Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro aka Sala
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