Re: DNS: Most ADNA Members hold interests in Profit Based Companies.

Re: DNS: Most ADNA Members hold interests in Profit Based Companies.

From: Adam Todd <at§>
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 1998 00:20:44 +1000
>>A Director who is not entitled to vote or to be present during the
>>consideration of a matter, may not be counted in any quorum required for a
>>meeting of the Board.
>So from the above does this means that:-
>1.    Peter Gerrand is excluded from meetings and voting on any subject
>matter involving DNS by virtue he has a personal interest as ceo of MiT?

Boy James, your good :) Where were you 12 months ago!

>2.    Like wise Michael Malone (ASN.AU) by virtue he is also a DNS

Very good :)

>The fact that all of the current directors are some how connected with ISP's
>is not of concern as this is to be expected, as stated previously Lawyers do
>law reform and Accountants do Tax reform so it stands to reason that ISP's
>or persons from the Internet community do DNS/Internet reform.

As I've stated Lawyers and Accountants help create reform that benefits the
Consumer - not their company turn over.  In many cases it removes their

>What is of concern is the fact that the CEO of MiT (current
>registrar) sits on the board and is able to make decissions (by way of

Very good point.

>Also that the currnt directors have not expressed their future plans.
>Please let us know:-
>1.    Do any of the current directors of ADNA plan to be involved with any
>entity, be it director, shareholder or some other connection (ie: inter
>company shareholdings etc) which shall bid for a role as a DNS registrar.

It's clear by Stephen Baxter already that SE Network Access Pty Ltd is
currently acting in the capacity of a REgistry and will certainly continue
to do so.

That's enough for me to challenge.

>If so would it not be better to resign and cause no further conflic of
>interest debate.

<smile> I've already suggested that.  But please reinforce it, as much as
you like!

>It is obvious that Peter Gerrand will remain as CEO of MiT and that they
>will remain as a DNS registrar so would Peter stand aside and let the board
>vote on a replacement.

Fair call.  I second the request!

>This would solve some of the conflict of interest debate, Peter could still
>be involved through consultantion etc.

As a "Community" member he can submitt proposals and requests to the board.
 Just like You and I can James.  That sounds fair to me.

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