[ccwg-internet-governance] Group Charter - Definition

Ariel Manoff amanoff at vmf.com.ar
Wed Jan 29 20:51:40 UTC 2014

I believe that the best definition for ICANN is "organization"- This word is
used to designate complex entities that include multiple aspects We can say
an "International Organization".


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De: ccwg-internet-governance-bounces at icann.org
[mailto:ccwg-internet-governance-bounces at icann.org] En nombre de Michele
Neylon - Blacknight
Enviado el: miércoles, 29 de enero de 2014 17:39
Para: ccwg-internet-governance at icann.org
Asunto: [ccwg-internet-governance] Group Charter - Definition


In the draft charter the term "ICANN" appears several times.

On this evening's call I asked for clarification on this, as the term in of
itself can be quite ambiguous.

Each of us has our own understanding of what ICANN is depending on what
we're talking about or who we are talking to.

For an initiative with so many diverse groups etc., involved I feel it is
important that we are clear about our usage of terminology and minimise the
possible ambiguities.

So is ICANN?
- the corporation (as Filiz pointed out, it can be sued and it can also
enter into contracts)
- ICANN Staff
- ICANN the Community

Marilyn Cade picked up on this theme also and expanded on it. Her points
were very valid and referred to the temporal nature of some elements, namely
the Board and Staff have a certain degree of fluidity, while the Community



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