[CCWG-ACCT] Deck for Meeting #75 Mission Statement discussion

Burr, Becky Becky.Burr at neustar.biz
Thu Jan 14 18:50:43 UTC 2016

Sorry, sloppy grammar on my part.  I don¹t think that ICANN exceeds its
mission by delegating a new gTLD designed to serve a particular community.
 In fact, I am a very strong proponent of community TLDs, and I regret
that the new gTLD policy does not accommodate them better.  My concern is
that some of the commitments made by applicants in order to serve that
community may not be ³reasonably necessary to ensure stability and
security² of the DNS, etc., and so ICANN¹s enforcement of those
commitments could be challenged.  That seems quite problematic to me.

J. Beckwith Burr 
Neustar, Inc. / Deputy
General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
1775 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20006
Office: +1.202.533.2932  Mobile: +1.202.352.6367 / neustar.biz

On 1/14/16, 1:38 PM, "Eric (Maule) Brunner-Williams"
<ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net> wrote:

>My appologies for not picking this nit earlier.
>> "To what extent should contracted parties be free to propose or
>> accept (and obligated to comply with) contract provisions that exceed
>> scope of ICANN's Mission, e.g., to serve a specific community,
>> address a public policy concern?
>When I wrote one of the several proposals that came out of Working Group
>C -
>new gTLDs Interim Report, October 23th, 1999 [1], it was for the purpose
>providing service to a specific community. Later the concept of a
>Organization capable of suplementing the (then rather sparse) requirements
>of ICANN's registry contracts with additional policy goals and mechanisms
>was incorporated into the Sponsored TLD, then referred to as "sTLD" form
>pursued by the applicants for .aero, .coop, and .museum, among the
>"6-10" applications selected for the 2000 round of new TLDs by (a very
>smaller) staff.
>For completeness, these 2000 round appliccations were for sponsored TLDs:
>.air, .biz, .co-op, .dir, .dubai, .event, .fin, .geo, .health, .kids,
>.mus, .nom, .post, .tel, .travel, and .union.
>Note that .air became .aero, .co-op became .coop, and .mus became .museum,
>and the sponsored .biz application came from an applicant other than
>Subesequently, in the 2004 round several of these were approved: .asia,
>.jobs, .mobi, .tel and .travel.
>The nit I'm picking is "... provisions that exceed the scope of ICANN's
>e.g., to serve a specific community ...", as that has been broadly seen as
>within ICANN's Mission, until this moment.
>Eric Brunner-Williams
>Eugene, Oregon

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