[CCWG-ACCT] Suggested text relating to ICANN's role with respect to rood servers

Nigel Roberts nigel at channelisles.net
Tue Feb 9 10:09:54 UTC 2016

In terms of accountability, ICANN needs strongly to consider separation.

It cannot be both gamekeeper and poacher, or perhaps a better metaphor, 
both referee and player.

I submit to the WG that it needs to consider a plan to transition its 
roles as registry operator (.INT, .ARPA) and as root server operator, so 
as to remove any appearance of bias in its 'co-ordination' role.

(See McGonnell v UK for the definition of apparent bias).

On 09/02/16 09:18, Bruce Tonkin wrote:
> Hello All,
> Below is some revised text regarding ICANN scope of responsibilities related to root servers.
> The text is not separated into two separate points.   One relates to coordination role and the other relates to the operational role.
> 1) "Facilitates coordination of the operation and evolution of the DNS
> root name server system."
> 2) "In its role, ICANN also participates in the operation of DNS root name server system in keeping with
> ICANN¹s security and stability remit."
> Regards,
> Bruce Tonkin
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