Is ICANN the luckiest organisation around?
Posted in: Domain Names at 16/12/2008 12:11
That's the question Stephane Van Gelder asks on his blog in a recent posting after he was elected to the GNSO Council. The reason?
He has found the role to be almost a full time position, albeit unpaid. Stephane writes "since taking my position on the Council after the close of the Cairo meeting, I've also discovered the other side of the coin. Council members must brave a constant deluge of papers, reports, ICANN updates and telephone meetings (3, sometimes 4 2-hour meetings a week). They must keep themselves up to speed with everything that's happening in the ICANN world, including of course topics that don't fall directly under the banner of their own Supporting Organisation. They must report to their individual constituencies, the Registrar Constituency in my case, to make sure the people they are elected to represent know exactly what's going on at SO level."
To read Stephane's post in full, see stephanevangelder.com/archives/166-ICANN,-the-luckiest-organisation-around.html.