[discuss] Possible approaches to solving "problem no. 1"

Carlos A. Afonso ca at cafonso.ca
Thu Feb 13 12:54:31 UTC 2014

The word "denationalization" (which is almost the same in Portuguese and
Spanish) has a bad connotation in our region (LatAm). When looking for
labels, please take these regional particularities in consideration.


On 02/13/2014 10:41 AM, Milton L Mueller wrote:
>> Oh – and I wouldn’t call it denationalisation of the IANA function. I would
>> call it multistakeholder management and authorisation of  [former] IANA
>> functions within the ICANN structure.
> Conceptually I have no objection to this re-labeling. Aesthetically, its two steps down the road to ugliness. ;-)
> I mean, de-nationalization isn’t pretty but at least it’s compact. “multistakeholder management and authorization of…..” is a mouthful and hey, it doesn’t fit on my bumper sticker.
>> I suggest “former” because it might be strategically useful to let the name IANA die
>> or change its name, in developing the new ICANN operational procedures to deal
>> with these functions.
> Good idea!
> IANAdead
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