[CWG-Stewardship] Draft Legal Scope Google Doc; Search for Counsel

John Poole jp1 at expri.com
Fri Jan 16 20:30:46 UTC 2015

Dear Greg *et al:*
I was recently added as a "participant" to CWG-Stewardship and just read
your Thursday email with a deadline of 15:00 UTC Friday 16 January 2015 for
comments and suggestions re: Draft Legal Scope Google Doc; and Search for

 (1) I ask for inclusion of the following (or similar) in the "Draft Legal
Scope" document:
"Could, or should, Contract Co. take the form of a Trust established under
American law, registered with a Court having General Jurisdiction (state
court) [to ensure that the terms of the Trust will at all times in the
future be met], the Trust to have a Board of Trustees selected from the
global internet community, and the Trust receiving an assignment from the
US Department of Commerce (NTIA) of all the US government's rights and
duties under the “IANA contract;” and further, the Trust having as its
primary purpose and duty to ensure the continuous operation of a free,
open, secure, and stable global internet DNS, including the Internet Root
Zone, by the selection of an IANA functions operator (presently ICANN), for
a term of years (subject to termination for cause), and such other terms,
conditions, and covenants necessary or convenient, in order to carry out
the purpose of the Trust and the duty of the Trustees thereof to act at all
times in the wider public interest of the global internet community."

(2) I offer the following suggestion for outside counsel (CWG-Stewardship
needs the best legal counsel available; further, Jones Day should have *no
involvement* in this due to the obvious conflict of interest):

Latham & Watkins LLP (a worldwide law firm)

Best regards,
John Poole
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