[Internal-cg] statement Steve Crocker

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Fri Feb 13 23:10:15 UTC 2015

When Steve read this at the ICANN Public Forum in Singapore, it sounded to me almost identical to the procedure we had already worked out with ICANN.

The only difference is that CCWG-Accountability* Work Stream 1 (WS1) output is mentioned. So, the only thing that could affect the timeline is that our final proposal must incorporate the WS1 recommendations of CCWG-Accountability - but those recommendations would come to us from the CWG-IANA, not directly from the CCWG-Accountability.

The need for the CWG-IANA to incorporate WS1 recommendations of CCWG-Accountability can only add delay, especially because ICANN's board effectively has the power to reject CCWG-Accountability recommendations in the name of 'the public interest.' During the same public forum, an ICANN board member (Bruce Tonkin) also said that CCWG recommendations that ICANN's board deemed not in 'the public interest' would not be altered, but would be sent back to the CCWG-Accountability for revision. So we have no idea how many of these cycles - if any - they will go through.

So the real answer to how this factors into the timeline is: we don't know.


From: internal-cg-bounces at icann.org [mailto:internal-cg-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of joseph alhadeff
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:14 AM
To: internal-cg at icann.org
Subject: Re: [Internal-cg] statement Steve Crocker

How would we factor this in the revision to our timeline?
On 2/12/2015 4:40 AM, WUKnoben wrote:
Please find here the statement as read.

We have received several questions requesting clarification as to how ICANN will handle receipt of the proposal from the ICG and the Work Stream 1 proposal from the CCWG.  We hope the following will be helpful.
NTIA is expecting coordinated proposals from both groups.  They cannot act on just one.  Further, they expect the ICG proposal will take into account the accountability mechanisms proposed by the CCWG.  We are heartened by the close coordination between the groups, including liaisons from the ICG to the CCWG. ICANN is expecting to receive both proposals at roughly the same time.  When ICANN receives these proposals, we will forward them promptly and without modification to NTIA. As we have previously stated, if we do submit the proposals with an accompanying communication of comments, they will be on points we had already shared with the community during the development of the proposals.
We therefore encourage the groups to continue coordinating closely to ensure ICANN receives the proposals together and is able to provide them to NTIA in a coordinated manner.
With respect to improvements in our accountability, we are definitely open to improvements.

It will also be posted

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