[CCWG-ACCT] Responses to Rafael's Questions

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Fri Feb 5 19:23:40 UTC 2016

On Fri, Feb 05, 2016 at 07:03:34PM +0000, Jorge.Cancio at bakom.admin.ch wrote:
> surely both :D

I see.

Of course, the board is welcome to receive your advice about Internet
protocols, but it's not in a position to act on that advice anyway.
This is the precise point of fixing the ICANN mission statement so
that ICANN doesn't go off on topics that are not in its remit.  I hope
that any board would immediately understand that and reject the GAC

I should think it rather important that the GAC not be in a position
to keep insisting the board take action on advice where the GAC is
urging the board to do something it should not.  So, with this
response, you demonstrate precisely why, if the GAC wants the board to
have to do certain things when it gets formal advice, te GAC should
therefore give up other avenues of participation.

Best regards,


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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