[Internal-cg] FAQ - Question 18, accountability

Narelle Clark narelle.clark at accan.org.au
Tue Oct 7 08:11:02 UTC 2014

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> From: internal-cg-bounces at icann.org [mailto:internal-cg-bounces at icann.org]
> On Behalf Of Milton L Mueller
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> There are quite a few unresolved issues on question 18 regarding accountability.
> Also, in her comments on Question 12 Narelle seems to imply that the FAQ
> should not be saying anything at all about accountability, which I think is wrong.

I did have a piece of wording there in v2. I will have to review v3 to see if a bit went astray, or evolved in unintended ways.

> Let's go back to the relevant charter section. Here it is in full:
> "The IANA stewardship transition process is taking place alongside a parallel and
> related process on enhancing ICANN accountability. While maintaining the
> accountability of Internet identifier governance is central to both processes, this
> group's scope is focused on the arrangements required for the continuance of
> IANA functions in an accountable and widely accepted manner after the expiry
> of the NTIA-ICANN contract. Nevertheless, the two processes are interrelated
> and interdependent and should appropriately coordinate their work."
> This clearly means that we must:
> a) pay attention to whether the new arrangements proposed by the OCs provide
> sufficient accountability after the NTIA goes away - accountability is "central" to
> the process.

This is consistent with what I had included.

> b) coordinate with the other accountability process.
> c) recognize and somehow deal with the interdependence of the two processes.
> They are interdependent because _regardless of what the OC's propose_ many
> constituencies don't want the US to let go of IANA until they think ICANN as a
> whole has made sufficient reforms regarding accountability.

Etc deleted, will review and hopefully others also.


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