[At-Large] Auction Proceeds - where we are and what you can help

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Fri May 12 20:41:36 UTC 2017

> I agree. There is a generally lack of knowledge about ICANN in my community.

I'm sure there's a lack of knowledge about all sorts of things, but that 
doesn't mean there is a charitable purpose to PR about them.  ICANN is 
bound by American 501(c)(3) rules, and while "educational" is one of the 
permitted purposes, it'd be quite a stretch to say that telling someone 
wbout how great and important one is would be educational.


> From: at-large-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org [mailto:at-large-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] On Behalf Of Ken Whitehurst
> Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 9:48 AM
> To: John R. Levine
> Cc: At-Large Worldwide
> Subject: Re: [At-Large] Auction Proceeds - where we are and what you can help
> I guess that depends on what is meant by “promote knowledge” and how you accomplish it. But I’ve never really understood the promotion of knowledge to automatically mean self-promotion, as in the sense of self-aggrandizement.
> But I’d give you they might be more specific about the knowledge about the organization they are talking about, so someone doesn’t use the language to play fast and loose.
> It’s probably not bad that somewhere a long the line people might become knowledgeable about ICANN’s role, for example.

More information about the At-Large mailing list