From: Karl Auerbach
Subject: Re: [ALSC-Forum] Inconsistency with ALSC recommendations
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:06:22 -0700
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On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Esther Dyson wrote:
> >The region for which an ICANN Board candidate may stand is determined by
> >citizenship of the individual, whereas the electorate for each At Large
> >region is determined by residency of the individual.
> >Problem: ... this means that an individual domain name holder is not
> >eligible to vote in the same region for which they may stand for
> this is an ICANN-wide issue that has not yet been resolved.
One has to question the decision making ability of the ALSC if they can't
even answer that simple question.
The criteria for "location" of a candidate and of a member ought to be the
same. Is that so hard to decide?
The next question, whether to use residency or citizenship as the
"location" is perhaps a bit harder to decide, but it's still pretty easy:
My suggestion is that since there are far fewer candidates than at-large
members the candidate criteria for "location" ought to track whatever
is used for members. And since there has already been a lot of time and
money spent establishing member "location", the method used last year
ought to simply be continued.