Here's a wiki
on the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for the .nyc TLD
that was mentioned in the updated Digital Roadmap issued by Rachel
Stern's office several weeks back.
You'll note that I've suggested using a multistakeholder
governance model in selecting CAB members. The multistakeholder
model (government, business, and civil society) governs such
Internet entities as IETF, ICANN, and IGF. It is quite different
from the public-private (government, business) model favored by
the current administration. To date, the city has applied the
public-private model to .nyc's development, awarding a operating
and marketing contract to NeuStar without any real public
But as the multistakeholder model supports civil society
participation (that's us), I hope you'll take a close look at its
role as described on the wiki page. And if you have a suggestion
for a civic society member for the CAB - either a person or an
organization - please pass it along to the undersigned.
Important decisions are yet to be made. The .nyc TLD is digital
infrastructure and should be developed to "let all boats rise."