[CCWG-ACCT] Creative solutions for Rec.11

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Sat Jan 30 17:05:03 UTC 2016

Hi Kavouss,

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 01:33:06PM +0100, Kavouss Arasteh wrote:
> *DO YOU WANT TO sUBORDINATE ONE community ( GAC) to another Community (
> GNSO) ?*

I didn't read Malcolm's proposal that way.  Instead, it seems to me
that his proposal offers a way to acknowledge the special role of the
GAC (its advice needs to be treated separately in the process) while
increasing the importance of the multi-stakeholder process overall
(the advice becomes a formal part of the PDP instead of something that
happens outside it).  The real force of his suggetion is not to
subordinate one community to another.  Instead, it de-emphasises the
role of the board in arbitrating among different stakeholders in the
ICANN community.  I think it's a really constructive suggestion, and
I'd urge us all to consider that line of thinking.

We are up against a very serious deadline.  We need to find a creative
way out of the impasse, and I think that anything that strengthens the
multi-stakeholder approach (in line with the NTIA's guidance) ought to
be considered seriously.

Best regards,


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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