At 08:26 AM 9/4/2000 -0700, Kent Crispin wrote:
>The vast majority of businesses are completely ineligible to vote in the
>NCC. As far as general participation is concerned, the other
>constituencies vary. The hated IPC constituency explicitly allows
>participation by non-members, interestingly enough.
False again. One must be a member -- and pay $900 -- to participate.
>1) it is a restriction with very little application, effectively only
>applying to registrars and registries, and they don't have much interest
>in the NCC.
This is just plain wrong. TLD registries are non-commercial in many
countries. Bill Semich is a perfect example of the conflict of interest
that arises. He didn't want new TLDs because it represented competition
with his fake "non-commercial" ccTLD registry.
As someone Adam points out below, it is easy to create a non-commercial
front organization, and we would not allow INTA, which is a non-profit
trade association, to join this constituency.
>2) it is singularly ineffective. It is so very easy to create a
>non-profit organization. I trust you have all had a chance to look at
>"crispinfamily.org" :-), but it is essentially trivial to create a
>non-profit organization. [It takes decidedly more work to become a
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