[At-Large] Say Whut!

Nenad Marinkovic nenad at marinkovic.rs
Sat Dec 15 12:01:37 UTC 2018

ICAN is not neither world nor internet, so there are lot of structures doing IG business without ICANN, ICANN should reach them, not to wait like good old administrator in the post office waiting on client. 

And I do not know why we should talk who is more efficient , individuals or ALS, we should be on the same side, don’t we? So, fight with ICANN for getting better position, not within ALAC





From: At-Large [mailto:at-large-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] On Behalf Of Evan Leibovitch
Sent: Saturday, 15 December, 2018 10:59
To: bzs at theworld.com
Cc: ICANN At-Large list
Subject: Re: [At-Large] Say Whut!


Hi Barry,


On Fri, 14 Dec 2018 at 23:38, <bzs at theworld.com> wrote:

+1 Evan.


Thanks for the confidence.


What one would need, however, is a value proposition even if just good assurance it would be more than jaw (or finger) exercise.


That would be a necessary but future step, as the need will eventually come for ICANN to endorse such a major change in how money is spent on At-Large. I also anticipate that the potentially significant expense of activities such as global public surveys and information distribution will require a rethinking of ALAC's financing. Auction revenue? Outside fundraising?

(Traditionally I -- and many others -- justifiably scoffed at the idea of an ICANN constituency soliciting outside philanthropic or developmental funding. But since this is intended as an information dissemination and gathering activity independent from ICANN's usual machine, it might fare better at fundraising from a public interest PoV.)


As for providing a value prop.... the main rationale for doing this would be the actual realization of the ICANN bylaw pertaining to ALAC. Under the status quo, ALAC is wholly unable to actually provide the views of global end users to ICANN since its current base is minuscule, self-selected and tech-aware. What I propose would actually fulfil what the ICANN's bylaws demand of its ALAC.... what's that worth?


I could expand at considerable length on the rationale, but first the idea needs buy-in, which is hardly assured from what I can tell. Status-quo inertia is strong indeed.




- Evan

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