[AfrICANN-discuss] Sophiagate

Dr Eberhard W Lisse el at lisse.NA
Fri Dec 21 07:04:44 SAST 2012

Mr. Silber has nothing to do with Uniforum.


On 2012-12-20 22:08 , McTim wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Gideon <gideonrop at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I read his report, it clearly addresses both both parties.
>> ICANN Ombudsman says “no current conflict of interest on .africa” instead
>> rambled much on Intemperate communications on bidders
>> http://domainnewsafrica.com/icann-ombudsman-says-no-current-conflict-of-interest-on-africa-instead-rambled-much-on-intemperate-communications-on-bidders/
> Your spin machine (including the domainnnewsafrica team) are really incredible:
>  “ we are indeed troubled by the fact that Mr. Mike Silber would use
> his presence on the ICANN Board of Directors to act deliberately as to
> pose an unwarranted risk to DCA’s application whilst trying to take
> decisions that would have a favorable outcome for the competing
> application submitted by UniForum.”
> Again this quote is stating a "fact" that is not in evidence, in other
> words it's a figment of someone's imagination.
> This blogger is deeply clueless when he says:
> "So one then would wonder what is the interest of Silber to now want
> to serve on a committee that decides on New gTLDs?"
> Well, if I were an ICANN Board Member and I wasn't happy that a
> program went ahead when I didn't think it was ready, I would surely
> volunteer to sit on the committee that oversaw it's implementation, so
> that I could make sure it was implemented in the best way possible!
> You can spin this story as much as you like, but those of us who don't
> work for either side can easily see where the truth lies.
> If you could point to one example where the Uniforum folks have been
> disrespectful, I would very much like to see that!

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