[ianatransition] [IANAxfer] A thought re accountability...

Malcolm Hutty malcolm at linx.net
Wed Oct 15 22:38:50 UTC 2014

I think that's extremely perceptive and exceptionally well put. 

Please trumpet this from the rooftops, within said communities. 


> On 15 Oct 2014, at 15:18, Jordan Carter <jordan at internetnz.net.nz> wrote:
> A thought that has been bubbling away here at ICANN LA this week for me:
> If we are going to have a successful transition, it's really important for the numbers and protocols folks to understand that:
> a) they have superior accountability situations to the names people today
> b) the names people cannot copy number/protocol accountability mechanisms because they aren't organised outside ICANN
> c) it isn't possible for names to organise outside ICANN in the way numbers/protocol people do
> d) there may need to be structural changes or new bodies to provide a workable settlement for names
> e) without a workable settlement for names, there isn't going to be a transition.
> I raise this now because both for numbers and protocols there's a clear direction to try and rule out any institutional changes.
> I strongly caution against any part of the community being dogmatic about any of these, because it will a) attract some attention that'll risk the whole transition process failing (esp. from governments), and b) means that a negotiated outcome is harder to achieve, also risking failure.
> Wonder how others feel about this.
> cheers
> Jordan
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