ARIN WHOIS for leads

Eric Brunner-Williams brunner at
Fri Jul 26 16:38:54 UTC 2013

On 7/26/13 8:40 AM, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2013, at 11:05 , David Conrad <drc at> wrote:
>> > On Jul 26, 2013, at 7:58 AM, "Patrick W. Gilmore" <patrick at> wrote:
>>> >> You can change anything you want. ARIN & ICANN are both member organizations. Propose a change, get the votes, and POOF!, things are changed.
>> > 
>> > Err. ICANN isn't a membership organization. It is possible to change things at ICANN, but the mechanisms are ... different and much slower (since it involves getting consensus in a multi-stakeholder environment).
> Sure it is, the membership is just very .. uh .. selective. :)
> "Stakeholder" is just a fancy way of saying "member". They vote, things change.
> Like I said, this is _exactly_ what Ryan wanted. Only the "anointed" get to decide things. Works out well, doesn't it?

Actually the member / non-member distinction is important in
California corporations law.

Also important is the distinction between agency of government and
anything else, there's about two reams of double-sided 11pt text on
the subject, and that's just between Michael Froomkin and Joe Simms.


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