[CCWG-ACCT] Terminology for the ICANN trinity

Greg Shatan gregshatanipc at gmail.com
Fri Mar 3 21:20:33 UTC 2017

Agree with Malcolm's points.  I would suggest:

ICANN Inc. to refer to the corporation including both the staff and the
ICANN Organization to refer to the staff only (from the CEO down) but NOT
the Board

Also  agree that the Empowered Community is the entity.
EC SOAC Appointees (or Representatives) could be used for the individuals
serving as the "body" of the EC at any given time.

Also, it's possible that John Curran was asking where the IETF and its
participants would fit (i.e., are they within any "sphere" defined by a
particular term?).  In that sense, similar to  Avri, I would say that the
IETF and its participants are members of the ICANN Wider Community,
individually and as IETF.

I'm mulling over whether there is something in the relationship between
ICANN and IETF that makes that a less than perfect fit, but it's eluding my


On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 3:40 PM avri doria <avri at acm.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> The only goal is to find standard words for ICANN and its trinity of
> staff, board & community that can be used in the WS2 documents.  So I am
> not sure that the IETF, which has no role needing description in the WS2
> documents is relevant to the exercise.
> I suppose the IETF, in at least some sense, as individuals and possibly
> even in the aggregate,  would, if they were willing, be part of the
> ICANN wider community. Perhaps, though, the absence of a PSO is a flaw
> in the current implementation and a complicating factor in the answer.
> avri
> On 02-Mar-17 17:55, John Curran wrote:
> > On 2 Mar 2017, at 1:52 PM, avri doria <avri at acm.org
> > <mailto:avri at acm.org>> wrote:
> >> ...
> >> We are sending this for discussion by the full group
> >
> > Avri -
> >
> >    To aid in my understanding of the proposed terms, how would the
> > IETF and its
> >    participants be characterized per these definitions?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > /John
> >
> >
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