[discuss] Fwd: [I-coordination] Where is the business constituency?

Nick Ashton-Hart nashton at ccianet.org
Sun Dec 22 06:14:28 UTC 2013

I am from the business community; I represent the Computer & Communications Industry Association in Geneva where we cover (primarily) internet policy and trade policy respectively across the UN agencies and member states there. 

"Peter H. Hellmonds" <peter.hellmonds at hellmonds.eu> wrote:
>Hi George,
>I identify myself as someone from business and have contributed here
>already although I speak for myself only. 
>As to the representatives issue for the business community I'd say
>we'll probably need to wait til Monday for an official reply from
>Ayesha or Joe. 
>Personally speaking, I'm unhappy myself with the unbalanced composition
>and have made proposals within the business group for a more balanced
>representation. There was some discussion and some voting process that
>I'm sure will be explained soon to shed light on this particular
>Peter H. Hellmonds
><peter.hellmonds at hellmonds.eu>
>+49 (160) 360-2852
>On 17.12.2013, at 01:53, George Sadowsky <george.sadowsky at gmail.com>
>I'd like to understand the situation also.
>1net was set up to be a true multi-stakeholder meeting place for
>Internet governance discussions.  AFAIK there isn't another one like
>it.  1net works if all constituencies (or whatever you want to call
>them) participate.  So far I've seen representatives of civil society
>causes and people from the Internet technical community make postings,
>but no one from business (I don't think we expected governments to
>engage at this level).  So I think that you are raising relevant
>questions, and I hope that the business sector engages soon.
>> On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Rosette, Kristina <krosette at
>>  cov.com
>> > wrote:
>> All,
>> Am I correctly understanding that all nominations from the Business
>> Stakeholder Group for the Multistakeholder High-Level Committee,
>> Multistakeholder Executive Committee and the /1Net Steering Committee
>> ?done?, notwithstanding the December 15 deadline?
>> If so, it would be very helpful to know the names and affiliations of
>> BSG nominees, which organization(s) nominated them, and how the
>decision was
>> made that no further BSG nominations will be accepted.  I subscribe
>to the
>> list in digest form, but I?ve skimmed the recent threads and haven?t
>> the message(s) that contain this information.  (I did also check on
>> /1Net website, which doesn?t mention the nomination process.  Perhaps
>> should.)
>> I?m requesting the clarification both in my capacity as President of
>> ICANN Intellectual Property Constituency (so that I can share it with
>> members) and in an individual capacity.
>> Many thanks in advance.
>> Sincerely yours,
>> Kristina Rosette
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