[AT-Review] Draft summary of public comment

Peter Dengate Thrush peter.dengatethrush at icann.org
Mon Aug 9 07:01:27 UTC 2010

Thanks Brian, for circulating these.

For some of you this public comment process may be new, or this may be a new level of involvement.
It is instructive to read the comments and to try to understand the background and origin of the comments.Recourse to the original submission is often helpful.

There are always those who take the opportunity to fight other battles - including the lost ones of the past;
IPC: The public is not adequately represented in the governance model, including the Board. business and intellectual property community should have a substantial role on the Board and the governance structure should be reformed  

and it may be the first time for some of us that one's own transparent and independent processes get re-characterized:
This system, in which ICANN reviews itself, is clearly biased and ICANN answers to no one but contracted parties. A recent example is the request for an “independent expert” for its Accountability and Transparency Review. ICANN is choosing its own researcher to assess its decision-making to determine if it is aligned with the principles of the AoC. Doing this creates an inappropriate relationship between ICANN and the experts involved.

Others are just factually wrong:
The Board decided to launch the new gTLD program, in spite of concerns by GAC that its principles were not fully reflected

(The new gTLD programme has not yet launched, and efforts are underway to understand and deal with GAC concerns)

It makes winnowing out the useful comments and recommendations more difficult, but is an instructive exercise.



On Aug 5, 2010, at 5:40 AM, Brian Cute wrote:

> RT,
> Attached is a draft summary, prepared by Olof Nordling, of public comments received to date in response to the ATRT’s questions to the community.  Please read, if you have not already, the public comments received.  If you have any suggested edits to the draft, please send them to the list.  If you could do so by close of business on Friday, August 6 that would be appreciated.
> Regards,
> Brian
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