[Internal-cg] FAQ - Question 18, accountability

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Tue Oct 7 21:59:50 UTC 2014

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Russ Housley [mailto:housley at vigilsec.com]
> I still worry a bit about the ICG conducting an analysis.  If the names
> community has achieved consensus, the only question remaining for the ICG
> is to determine if there are gaps.

Disagree strongly. "Coordination" with the broader ICANN accountability process is required by the charter and we cannot coordinate if we do not analyze the accountability arrangements as a whole that are coming out of the OC proposals and liaise with them on its implications for their process. As noted in my previous message, if we don't do this we are risking the entire transition being derailed. 

Furthermore, we do have to assess accountability holistically, as each OC will develop plans independently. Just as we need to look for technical incompatibilities or oversights, we need to do that for accountability. 

It's not just the names community that has to worry about accountability, by the way. There are major issues with numbers, too.

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