[arin-ppml] Accusation of fundamental conflict of interest/ IP address policy pitched directly to ICANN

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Sat Apr 30 12:10:14 EDT 2011

I think John is showing eminent good sense on this topic.

> -----Original Message-----
> While I do believe that the ASO and constituent RIRs are quite capable
> of hosting the discussion any proposals to restructure the Internet
> number resource system and also manage the potential for conflict of
> interest, I'm not certain that consideration of such a significant
> matter by only the ASO & RIRs is in our best interests.  My basis for
> such a statement is based on two points: first, the appearance or
> assumption of a conflict of interest may remain no matter how open and
> transparent the consideration process, and secondly, a change of this
> fundamental to the nature of Internet number registry system warrants
> input from the widest possible community.  I would hope that the ARIN
> community would take an opportunity to get involved in such discussions,
> and help educate others on the priorities and goals that are valued in
> the region.

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