[discuss] Interesting article

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 21:26:43 UTC 2014

On 17/01/2014 09:04, Peter Dengate Thrush wrote:
> On 17/01/2014, at 8:22 AM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> Peter,
> snip
>>>> From a multi-stakeholder or technical viewpoint, nothing
>>>> would change if the NTIA contract was cancelled today.
>>> I don't understand your point here at all.
>>> If the NTIA contract with ICANN to perform the IANA functions were to be cancelled, presumably another entity would have to be appointed. 
>> Why? ICANN would simply continue to do them. There would be no
>> vacuum, no financial issue. ICANN would be running independently.
>> That's what should have happened in 1998, but Magaziner and
>> the DoC simply couldn't see it.
> Thanks - I thought you were talking about a practical reality for today!
> Let me know how you propose to sell that idea to the NTIA, and how they would then explain that to Congress.

This actually wouldn't matter if ICANN dissolved itself as a US Corporation,
would it?


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