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

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 19:39:39 UTC 2014

On 18/02/2014 02:22, George Sadowsky wrote:
> All,
> If we want to move forward from Ian Peter’s conclusion below, the accountability framework for ICANN becomes crucial, which is why I quoted earlier from Jovan’s two diplomacy-based options.  ICANN can internalize IANA without a problem, but then how is ICANN made accountable in a manner that both leaves the degrees of freedom it needs to operate effectively and ensures effective global oversight over its activities?

Maybe I'm naive (and maybe sometimes that is a good thing to be),
but it seems to me that ICANN is accountable to its Board and its
Board members are accountable to the communities that select them.

If there's an accountability problem, surely we'd need to look
at the Board selection processes again?


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