Letter from Mike Roberts (ICANN) to Don Telage (NSI)
on gTLD Constituency Group representation on the
DNSO's provisional Names Council (June 11, 1999)
From: Mike Roberts
Subject: gTLD Representation in ICANN provisional Names Council
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 08:37:22 -0700 (PDT)
Mr. Donald Telage
Network Solutions, Inc.
Your message of today, copied in part below, is not responsive to the May 27 resolution of the ICANN Board with respect to participation of the gTLD constituency in the provisional DNSO Names Council.
In order to participate in the Names Council, Network Solutions must name a single representative as directed by the May 27th resolution.
The Board appreciates your concern for representation of a full range of interests in the work of the DNSO. The Board has considered and discussed this objective both at its Singapore and at its Berlin meetings and in the public fora associated with those meetings. It took particular note of the needs of individual domain name holders for representation in its At Large and Supporting Organization constituencies and indicated in its actions in Berlin that it will incorporate the views of these constituencies in its further actions in forming these constituencies and their representation structures.
However, it is not the role of the gTLD constituency, or of Network Solutions, to deal with these issues. There are appropriate public consensus mechanisms provided in the ICANN Bylaws and in our noticed actions in this area for accomplishing that objective.
I look forward to hearing from you at an early date that you have reconsidered your actions presented to us today and are prepared to participate in the provisional Names Council in the manner adopted by the Board.
Michael M. Roberts
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6601
+1 310.823.9358 voice +1 310.823.8649 fax http://www.icann.org