[council] FW: Call for volunteers - Global Public Interest Framework consultation

Marie Pattullo marie.pattullo at aim.be
Thu Oct 3 14:48:48 UTC 2019

Dear all,

I know I’m way too late to sign up as a volunteer here, but I would be grateful if you could factor in the BC’s view on the GPI:

The BC would prefer a specific definition of GPI as a foundation for the framework.

In our prior comments, the BC has offered this definition for “Global Public Interest” in the context of ICANN’s mission, and consistent with our interests.  We said “public interest” in the ICANN context should be narrowly defined to fit the limited scope of ICANN’s mission. To that end, The BC has said that public interest should be measured in terms of the integrity and availability of registrations and resolutions.

The 'public' part of public interest is concerned more with users and registrants than with contracted parties and others who are deeply involved at ICANN. And the public interest in ICANN decisions is broader than just a secure and stable DNS. Namely, users and registrants want ICANN to make sure the DNS delivers two essential and measurable qualities: Availability and Integrity of Registrations and Resolutions

Availability of the DNS is critical for global users who increasingly rely on the Internet for information, communications, and commerce. Domain name resolutions need to be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from anywhere on the globe. Availability also means being able to use any language and any script for both generic and country-code domains and email addresses.

Availability can also apply to domain names sought by registrants: will domains in new gTLDs be available to the public, or will they be captured by insiders? That kind of availability should also be part of the public interest test for ICANN decisions.

Integrity of the DNS is vital to registrants and end-users of the Internet. Registrants rely upon the integrity of domain name registration to ensure that their identities are not misrepresented or misappropriated.  E-commerce and Internet financial transactions absolutely require integrity in resolution of domain names and secure delivery of encrypted data.

Internet users depend upon the integrity of domain name services to provide accurate and authentic results when they look up a website or send an email. Integrity is undermined by deceptive practices such as redirecting users to fraudulent websites or providing false information about the true owner of a web domain.

This term is too important to leave undefined or let a few individuals define it to fit their own agenda.  If we allow 'public interest' to mean anything and everything, it will end up meaning nothing at all.



From: council <council-bounces at gnso.icann.org> On Behalf Of Carlos Raul Gutierrez
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:07 PM
To: Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org>
Cc: council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: Re: [council] Call for volunteers - Global Public Interest Framework consultation

I volunteer

Please update me.
Thanks! Carlos Raúl Gutiérrez

El 24 sep. 2019 16:22, Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org<mailto:marika.konings at icann.org>> escribió:

Dear Council members,

In follow up to last week’s Council meeting, please let us know if there are any additional volunteers, in addition to Pam and Elsa, to work on a proposed Council response to the community consultation on the Global Public Interest Framework. The consultation requests further input on the following questions:

  *   What are your thoughts on the proposed framework approach? Do you have any suggestions for how it could be improved?
  *   What are your thoughts on the proposed approach for decisions in the ICANN ecosystem to be accompanied by a consideration of their impact on the global public interest (as well as an explanation regarding what is meant by the GPI in the specific case)?
  *   How do you see this working for the Supporting Organization (SO), Advisory Committee (AC), constituency, group, review team, or cross-community working group (CCWG) to which you are contributing?

The deadline for feedback is 18 October 2019. For further details, please see https://community.icann.org/x/wxCAAw.

Please indicate by Friday 27 September at the latest whether you are interested to assist.

Best regards,


Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support – GNSO, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

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