[discuss] Questions regarding business sector participation

Mawaki Chango kichango at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 07:17:36 UTC 2013


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 4:16 PM, Neuman, Jeff <Jeff.Neuman at neustar.us>wrote:

> This is my first post to the list, but I have been reading all of the
> e-mails.    Too often when we are talking about Internet governance or just
> governance in general, we talk about business and civil society.  Sometimes
> technical is also including.  But many of the infrastructure providers,
> including registries (ccTLDs and gTLDs), registrars, DNS providers and ISPs
> are left out of the mix.  Businesses rarely consider us part of their
> clique (even though we are businesses); we are not civil society; we COULD
> be "technical", but that is usually reserved for the standards bodies
> (IETF, W3C, etc) and rarely include us.  Those that actually operate the
> registry, DNS and registrar services are a very different animal than those
> that design the protocols, etc.
> We, the infrastructure providers, are an important element of the DNS
> landscape and I would like for some consideration to be included in the IG
> discussions for the providers.   Incidentally, I am not asking that I
> personally be included, but that some consideration is given.  We are part
> of the glue that keeps this ecosystem together.
> Thanks.
> Jeffrey J. Neuman
> Neustar, Inc. / Vice President, Registry Services
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