ARIN WHOIS for leads

David Conrad drc at
Fri Jul 26 18:40:06 UTC 2013


On Jul 26, 2013, at 8:40 AM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at> wrote:
>> 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.

You appear to be using a rather ... expansive definition of the word 'member'.

> Like I said, this is _exactly_ what Ryan wanted. Only the "anointed" get to decide things. Works out well, doesn't it?

In the sense that the ones who actively participate, scream the loudest, lobby the most, etc., get to decide things, I suppose one could say it works out.  However, since anyone can actively participate, scream, lobby, etc., I'm not sure how that can be described as "only the anointed get to decide things".


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