[CCWG-ACCT] Who is managing the lawyers and what have they beenasked to do?
nigel at channelisles.net
Tue Jul 7 15:26:33 UTC 2015
Actually this is a more important point than appears at first sight.
ICANN has a role in respect of ALL TLDs.
What exactly that role is, is open to some mild interpretation, but it
is undeniable that it HAS a (minimally small but maximally important) role.
The class "ccNSO" is a subset of the class "ccTLD".
We need to design accountability mechanisms that allow all members of
the class "ccTLD" to have real, effective accountability of the actions
It's no good saying "well, IANA is (currently) doing a good job. The
question is how can you entrench checks and balances, since in the past
they have not only NOT done such a good job, but have attempted to
misuse their position (e.g. by wilfully refusing zone updates for
commercial advantage -- just ask .NZ!)
On 07/07/15 14:09, Chris Disspain wrote:
>> Then on whose behalf is it speaking
> The members of the ccNSO, which are most assuredly not ccTLDs
> collectively. And only then if those members decide to allow it to do so.
>> On 7 Jul 2015, at 23:05 , Malcolm Hutty <malcolm at linx.net
>> <mailto:malcolm at linx.net>> wrote:
>> On 07/07/2015 13:51, Chris Disspain wrote:
>>>> ccNSO may not speak for individual ccTLDs, but does it not speak for
>>>> ccTLDs collectively?
>>> Categorically, absolutely and totally…NO!
>> Then on whose behalf is it speaking when (for example) it votes whether
>> or not to discharge the Board, or veto a bylaws change?
>> Or are you saying it would never be able to exercise such a power?
>> I'm genuinely confused.
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