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

S Moonesamy sm+1net at elandsys.com
Wed Feb 19 06:25:48 UTC 2014

Hi Christian,
At 13:23 18-02-2014, Christian de Larrinaga wrote:
>Maybe if ICANN did a little less then it might be easier to place?
>I am intrigued by Steve Crocker's interesting note referencing RFC 
>1591. If the market regulatory aspects of gTLDs was to be delegated 
>as ccTLDs are to countries (jurisdictions) that could take a lot of 
>the sting out of this tail.
>A repurposed ICANN for technical co-ordination between stakeholders 
>including those jurisdictions might produce more substantial legal 
>and diplomatic clue. The knot of issues crisscrossing through ICANN 
>now look more like a Gordium knot than a slip knot.

 From http://archive.icann.org/en/general/lynn-reform-proposal-24feb02.htm

   "ICANN was born with a particular and intense focus on process and 
    Undue focus on process to the exclusion of substance and 
effectiveness is the
    second major problem facing ICANN."

Rumour has it that 63% of the gTLD contracts are with companies from 
the United States.  It is left to the reader to assess whether it 
would be possible to have a change of jurisdiction (re. comment about 
RFC 1591).

S. Moonesamy 

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