[dns-operations] What is the most pressing need for DNS these days?

John S. Quarterman jsq at internetperils.com
Mon Jul 10 17:05:56 UTC 2006

> On Jul 8, 2006, at 10:12, Brad Knowles wrote:
> > 	Remind me again why we would want to subject ourselves to
> > that kind of abuse?
> Because it's a tough job and somebody's got to do it. The only way to  
> improve ICANN is to engage with it, even if that's a painful and  
> thankless process. Think of the alternatives if ICANN collapses.  
> Those scenarios are likely to be far worse than what we have at  
> present, flawed as it is. Evolution (even on Darwinistic time-scales)  
> has to be a better option here than revolution.

I think Jim pretty much summed it up.

Brad asked a question:

> >        How many board members would we have to replace before the
> > guys who really run the show execute their next coup?

Well, if you look at some of the recent ICANN board votes, they were
pretty close; close enough that 2 or 3 votes would have changed the

> > 	I want to help, I really do.  I just question the wisdom of
> > continuing to throw good money after bad, especially when we've been
> > shown just how bad it really is.
> So stand for the Board Brad. Put your money where your mouth is  
> (figuratively speaking).

Not a bad idea.

And how about you, Jim?


PS: The nomination deadline is coming up pretty quick.

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