[CCWG-ACCT] The Internet's design and ICANN responsibility (was Re: GPI)

Paul Rosenzweig paul.rosenzweig at redbranchconsulting.com
Tue Jan 5 17:03:29 UTC 2016

At last, something everyone can agree on.  The question then is HOW?  How do
we set up an accountability system that confines ICANN to this function.
Our chosen method (which I continue to support) is to a) narrowly define the
mission in writing; and b) allow people outside the corporation to invoke a
neutral arbitral mechanism (the IRP) to call the corporation to account
when/if it goes beyond the mission assigned.


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-----Original Message-----
From: David Post [mailto:david.g.post at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 9:52 AM
To: Andrew Sullivan <ajs at anvilwalrusden.com>
Cc: accountability-cross-community at icann.org
Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] The Internet's design and ICANN responsibility (was
Re: GPI)

At 04:19 PM 1/2/2016, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
>So, I don't think "the global public interest", whatever that means, 
>does anything to help us to understand what ICANN should do.  ICANN 
>should pay attention to its well-understood and needed functions.  It 
>should not go adventuring out into global governance issues that 
>distract from that narrow set of responsibilities.  And it should not 
>embrace language that distracts from the narrow responsibilities -- 
>lest such language become an attractive nuisance that encourages people 
>to think ICANN has power it never has had and (given the design of the 
>Internet) can't get.


Very well put.

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