[CCWG-ACCT] Boating in January. Was: Work plan in January

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Fri Jan 1 07:50:23 UTC 2016

Hello Kavouss,

>>  In these Examples the Board expressed its desire to change, revise, modify or replace certain parts  of  a given Recommendations .

>>  However, it made an ULTIMATUM that, if such changes, modifications, replacement and ... are not accepted ,it WILL  REJECT  THESE TEXTS  ON THE GROPUND  THAT THEY ARE INCONSISTENT WITH PUBLIC INTERTESTS ?

Actually we have raised concerns and suggested a possible solution to each concern.    We also noted that "The Board's concerns could be addressed in other ways."

We have highlighted a few areas, as you have noted, where we had strong concerns and we hope that these concerns will be addressed.

We are prepared to actively engage with the CCWG to come up with solutions to the concerns that are acceptable to the CCWG.

 >>“Global    public    interest”  should    be    left    to    “interpretation”    could    lead    to    unpredictable    and    conflicting    results,    and    the    Board    sees    an  important    role    in    helping    to    define    the    global    public    interest    as    it    relates    to    ICANN’s   Mission”

As I noted in a previous post, the Board supports a process that is in ICANN's strategic plan to further define the global public interest in the narrow context of ICANN's mission.

For now we are making reference to how the global public interest is stated in our Articles of Incorporation.   ICANN is a public benefit organization, and it is the Board's role to ensure that changes to its rules of operation continue to allow the organization to perform the public benefit as defined in its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.

Ie   promoting the global public interest in the operational stability of the Internet by 

(i) coordinating the assignment of Internet technical parameters as needed to maintain universal connectivity on the Internet; 

(ii) performing and overseeing functions related to the coordination of the Internet Protocol ("IP") address space; 

(iii) performing and overseeing functions related to the coordination of the Internet domain name system ("DNS"), including the development of policies for determining the circumstances under which new top-level domains are added to the DNS root system; 

(iv) overseeing operation of the authoritative Internet DNS root server system; and 

(v) engaging in any other related lawful activity in furtherance of items (i) through (iv).

Bruce Tonkin

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