[CCWG-ACCT] NTIA Statement and more

Sébastien Bachollet sebastien at bachollet.com
Sun Mar 13 11:45:30 UTC 2016

Thanks Marilyn
And we need to recognize you (and some other) who start the whole process.
>From my POV after the creation of ICANN1.0 and the transformation in
ICANN2.0, we are entering in a new phase (ICANN3.0?).
All those steps were painful, time consuming but also well done (thanks to
all the one involved).
ICANN is in the curent situation because of the involvement of people.
I hope this new phase will allow ICANN to serve always better the end users
(both businesses and individuals) with all the stakeholder included.

Skills are useful but diversity is essential.

Sébastien Bachollet
+33 6 07 66 89 33
Blog: http://sebastien.bachollet.fr/
Mail: Sébastien Bachollet <sebastien at bachollet.com>

De :  Marilyn Cade <marilynscade at hotmail.com>
Date :  dimanche 13 mars 2016 11:07
À :  Sébastien Bachollet <sebastien at bachollet.com>, Seun Ojedeji
<seun.ojedeji at gmail.com>, "accountability-cross-community at icann.org"
<accountability-cross-community at icann.org>
Objet :  RE: [CCWG-ACCT] NTIA Statement and more

> 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
> Thanks
> About the congressional hearing (US congress) it is interesting the wording of
> tittle.
> Privatizing the Internet Assigned Number Authority
> I am not sure we are privatizing the IANA.
> We are giving the starship to the full world?
> All the best
> SeB
> Skills are useful but diversity is essential.
> Sébastien Bachollet
> +33 6 07 66 89 33
> Blog: 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-proposal
>> Congressional hearing:
>> https://energycommerce.house.gov/hearings-and-votes/hearings/privatizing-inte
>> rnet-assigned-number-authority
>> Well the multistakeholder community has done it's part. Fingers crossed.
>> Regards
>> Sent from my LG G4
>> Kindly excuse brevity and typos
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