Letter from Jim Rutt (NSI) to ICANN
on gTLD Constituency Group representation on the
DNSO's provisional Names Council (July 1, 1999)
1 July 1999
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Board of Directors
4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
Marina del Rey CA 90292
CC: Michael Roberts
Interim President and CEO
I am in receipt of your response to NSI's June 11th gTLD Names Council nomination letter. I agree with your assertion that it was not the responsibility of the gTLD constituency to deal with the lack of representation of the Individual Domain Name Owners (IDNO) and the Top Level Domain Association (TLDA) in the Names Council; however, that misses the point. Our clear intention was to provide an easy interim voice in the Names Council for these two constituencies, while diffusing your threat to modify your bylaws to deny the gTLD constituency its three seats. This was a sincere and reasoned proposal, offered in the spirit of building some initial trust. For the record, I am greatly disappointed at your response to this NSI gesture to ICANN. So be it.
We are mindful of the Board resolution issued in Berlin requesting that the gTLD Registry Constituency voluntarily relinquish its right under the bylaws to select three representatives to the Names Council of the DNSO. We are also mindful of the statement that the Board would amend its bylaws to eliminate such representation if this action were not taken "voluntarily." Notwithstanding this resolution, and in light of your rejection of our earlier proposal, the gTLD constituency respectfully submits the following three representatives to the Names Council of the DNSO in accordance with Art VI-B, Sec. 2(a) of the Bylaws:
|Donald N. Telage||David R. Johnson||Phil Sbarbaro|
|Network Solutions||Wilmer Cutler & Pickering||Hanson and Molloy|
|505 Huntmar Park Drive||2445 M Street, N.W.||1250 Eye St., N.W. Suite 701|
|Herndon, VA 20170||Washington, DC 20037||Washington, DC 20005|
|Tel: 1 703.742.4707||Tel: 1 202.663.6868||Tel: 1 202.842.1116|
|Fax: 1 703.742.3386||Fax: 1 202 663.6363||Fax: 1 202.842.1597|
We await your confirmation of our representatives to the gTLD Names Council.
Chief Executive Officer
Network Solutions, Inc.
On behalf of the gTLD Constituency.