From: Joop Teernstra
Subject: Re: [ALSC-Forum] Re: Direct vs. Indirect elections
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 17:06:49 -0700
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At 08:26 19/10/01 -0700, Eric Dierker wrote:
>Yes it does Leah,
>But the issue by in large is not being ignored. Although in principal we
>may lose the first round for non domain name holders it will be better than
This is also my view. By starting to ask for the (near) impossible, you
help guaranteeing that we never get user input at all.
Domain Name Holders have a strong case as stakeholders in the DNS.
They need a channel of communication with the supply -side in this
industry, within an ICANN where their vote counts.
Wider democracy where Internet users without Domains can have a voice, can
come when the first objective has actually been realized and tested for
In the non-internet history of democracy too we have seen an evolutionary
Suffrage rights were first obtained by taxpayers, then by all people with
some education, then the women were included, and only then all above a
certain age limit got the vote.