[CCWG-ACCT] Who is managing the lawyers and what have they beenasked to do?

Dr Eberhard Lisse el at lisse.NA
Wed Jul 8 09:47:52 UTC 2015

Dear Bruce,

I aws going to preface my reply with "I think I may have mentioned
this before,", but since you now mention it, why don't you ask your
outgoing agent-of-change CEO to let you review the correspondence
between ourselves (NA-NiC) and ICANN (him in particular) in this
regards (since around ICANN London)?

greetings, el

On 2015-07-08 10:22, Bruce Tonkin wrote:
> Hello Eberhard,
>>>   As I have mentioned, there are no accountability measures
>>>   contemplated for ccTLD Managers, whatsover, no matter how much
>>>   one wishes to dress the windows.
> I think I may have mentioned this before, but one option would
> simply be to have a legal agreement between each ccTLD manager and
> ICANN that clearly sets out what ICANN is responsible for, and
> sets out any dispute mechanisms.  The agreement could then be used
> to hold ICANN accountability for its commitments to the ccTLD
> manager.
> In that agreement you could require that ICANN act in accordance
> with its bylaws published at a particular address.
> The agreement could also set out the legal jurisdiction of the
> agreement – which presumably could be the country associated
> with the ccTLD manager.
> Ie once this groups works out an appropriate set of accountability
> mechanisms – a version of those could be incorporated into a
> legal agreement with the ccTLD manager.
> It is up to the ccTLD manager whether they wish to sign such an
> agreement.  The agreement could also be structured as a no fee
> agreement, although I do feel that ccTLD managers should
> contribute to the cost of operating the IANA function in some form
> – even if it is voluntary – but that could be on a separate
> basis to the actual agreement.
> Regards,
> Bruce Tonkin
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