[discuss] governments and rule of law (was: Possible approaches to solving...)

Elisabeth Blanconil info at vgnic.org
Thu Feb 27 14:55:48 UTC 2014

At 09:05 27/02/2014, Shatan, Gregory S. wrote:
> >>>Comments inline.
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>To: David Conrad; Michel Gauthier
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>Subject: Re: [discuss] governments and rule of law (was: Possible 
>approaches to solving...)
>Thank you Conrad for this informed response. It is interesting for 
>me in order to document what different are the different VGN 
>configuration costs and revenues.
>At 14:05 26/02/2014, David Conrad wrote:
> >Michel,
> >
> >On Feb 26, 2014, at 9:10 AM, Michel Gauthier <mg at telepresse.com> wrote:
> > > You know the rule: if ICANN works for free for me, I am the
> > product. Why would I be your product?
> >
> >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-benefit_nonprofit_corporation
>You have to know that Califiornian "main-morte" corporations are 
>illegal in France and other countries where they are assimilated 
>(French Revolution) to robbers bands.
> >>>This comment makes no sense -- A US corporation, from any state, 
> whether non-profit or for-profit is not a "main-morte" corporation, 
> and US corporations are certainly not "illegal" in France.

Please review you Californian code. ICANN is a no member corporation 
(i.e. main morte). This is why Joe Sims chose it and documented it 
(Santiago meeting if I am right).


What is interesting is that Joe Sims who designed ICANN for Jon 
Postel wites: "in that real world,  ICANN's mission is extremely 
limited:  to maintain the stability of the DNS. Or, to put it more 
simply, to not screw it up.  This is the prime objective, the 
overriding core task, the critical job.  Everything else is 
secondary, or even lower than that, in importance and priority, and 
that includes anything that can remotely be described as governance".

Actually ICANN cooperates and sells DNS stability of the "IN" 
ICANN/NTIA class (see ICANN Affirmation of Commitment). VGNICS is 
about the common support of all those who cooperate to the whole DNS 


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