[CCWG-ACCT] NTIA Statement and more

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 13 10:07:33 UTC 2016

Being accountable for policy coordination and standards development is an awesome responsibility.  

So, I have testified before the US Congress -- both House and Senate -- only 7 times in various hearings, about the very early days of the Internet. And about multi stakeholder efforts -- Internet links Up, GetNetWise, Internet Summit, advancing Congressional support for funding for research -- sort of long ago stuff.  I helped to prepare other hearing agendas, when we first established the concept of ICANN, and then to help to recommend witnesses about why it would be good to move the functions that Jon Postel carried into a new entity -- which then, we called 'newco'.  
We have come a long way. The work of the CCWG-Acct and CWG-/related to IANA functions is remarkable.  We have a chance to update and inform members of the US Congress, and I hope that we think of this as a great opportunity. 
I do. 
I was there at the pre -beginning, so perhaps I really represent the minority now, who know how far we  have come.Really, when we created ICANN, with four staff, and no funding, we were not ready for this responsibility. 
Now we are.Time to celebrate this, but also to always recognize that the Internet is different in its breadth and scope than it was when we had less than 400 m users, most of whom came from less than 12 countries.  This is an important opportunity for all of us to be more current in our understanding and to take the responsibilities that we, the community, want ICANN to accept, very very seriously. NOT because of geo politics, but because this will fulfill the mission and functions that we designed ICANN for. 
I join with others in thanking the GAC, and recognizing with appreciation that they accepted observers in their deliberations.  As some may note, many of the other constitutiencies are moving into closed discussions on their policy negotiations/development of positions, so it may be viewed with a little irony that the GAC is more open that the rest of us, so to speak. :-)
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2016 08:18:46 +0100
From: sebastien at bachollet.com
To: seun.ojedeji at gmail.com; accountability-cross-community at icann.org
Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] NTIA Statement and more

ThanksAbout the congressional hearing (US congress) it is interesting the wording of tittle.Privatizing the Internet Assigned Number AuthorityI am not sure we are privatizing the IANA.We are giving the starship to the full world?All the bestSeB
Skills are useful but diversity is essential.
Sébastien Bachollet+33 6 07 66 89 33Blog: http://sebastien.bachollet.fr/Mail: Sébastien Bachollet <sebastien at bachollet.com>
De :  <accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com>
Date :  samedi 12 mars 2016 17:33
À :  <accountability-cross-community at icann.org>
Objet :  [CCWG-ACCT] NTIA Statement and more

The following url could be of interest:NTIA Statement: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2016/reviewing-iana-transition-proposalCongressional hearing:
https://energycommerce.house.gov/hearings-and-votes/hearings/privatizing-internet-assigned-number-authorityWell the multistakeholder community has done it's part. Fingers crossed.RegardsSent from my LG G4

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