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

S Moonesamy sm+1net at elandsys.com
Wed Feb 19 17:45:34 UTC 2014

Hi Christian,
At 02:11 19-02-2014, Christian de Larrinaga wrote:
>LP Hartley wrote in the Go Between "The past is foreign country".  ICANN

The Internet has a lot of history.  I don't think it would be 
possible for me to understand why this message can reach you if I did 
not know anything about the past.  There are parts of that history on 
which it is not worth spending too much time.

By the way, I like that quote. :-)

>is too fat to fit through the eye of the needle in front of it.
>We all know it. Surely!?

That is a matter for the ICANN Community (or communities) to work on 
if it believes that it is a problem.

>Why would the US be unhappy being on the starting blocks with a  global
>65% + market share of the domain business already in its jurisdiction?

I don't have an opinion about whether the United States would be 
unhappy or not.

>Why would ICANN be unhappy with a tightly focused multi-stakeholder
>global technical co-ordination role with prospect of the IANA function

I don't understand the meaning of "technical" in the above.  I am not 
sure what "ICANN" means.  In general it is difficult to keep an 
organization tightly focused when there are a lot of interests at stake.

>Why would international treaty organisations, NGOs and others not be
>interested in assisting and taking roles in co-ordinating parts of the
>multi stakeholder communities they are close to and needed to interact
>usefully with technical co-ordination ?  It is not as if there are not a
>lot of operational and other issues that need urgent work from deploying
>and using digital networks outside ICANN and IANA remits that dwarf
>these resource specific technical policy challenges.

The better question is:

   Why would international treaty organizations, non-governmental organizations
   and others be interested in assisting or taking a role ...

I don't see why anyone would be interested unless there is something 
to gain from it.

If there was an operational issue that needed urgent work people 
would be spending money on the issue and actually solve it.  The main 
challenges are of a political or economic nature.

S. Moonesamy 

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