The ISP/Consortium has decided to poll its members before it decides whether to sign the International Ad Hoc Committee's (IAHC) domain name proposal, which takes place this week in Geneva, the group's president says.
The ISP/C's board had originally voted to back the IAHC proposal, even though the board numbers supporters of the Network Solutions Inc. (NSI) plan for domain names among its ranks, according to Deb Howard, ISP/C's president.
But the board, which had to rush its original decision to back the Internet Society's proposal, has since decided that the future of Internet domain names was too critical not to open the vote to all ISP/C members.
"It's very important that the membership decide, there's too much at stake," Howard says.
The ISP/C will post the results of its membership poll before 5 p.m. PDT May 31 on its Website (www.ispc.org/), Howard says.
Should ISP/C's members vote for the IAHC proposal, the group will still be able to offer its backing after the IAHC signing ceremony has taken place in Geneva this week, Howard says.