[discuss] Thoughts welcome on proposed Netmundial submission

Jefsey jefsey at jefsey.com
Sun Mar 2 15:39:19 UTC 2014

At 14:01 02/03/2014, John Curran wrote:
>On Mar 2, 2014, at 6:37 AM, Jefsey <jefsey at jefsey.com> wrote:
> > At 12:11 02/03/2014, John Curran wrote:
> >> The fact that the functions are presently performed at ICANN 
> under some credible representation
> >> of the will of the Internet community does not imply that will 
> be the case in 5 or 10 years if there is
> >> no particular reason for ICANN to do so.
> >
> > There is only one single, known and accepted reason why ICANN 
> would continue performing a good service: it is competition in an 
> open market (cf. OpenStand/RFC 6852). This is the purpose of the 
> VGNICS experimental project to practically foster that competition. ...
>That is an interesting perspective, jfc, but I don't think that 
>precludes folks on this list from discussing other mechanisms for 
>ICANN oversight if so desired.


But they should not:

- stay legally theoric and bath themselves in angelic utopia. They 
should ask themselves first: how will we impose that to NSAs from the 
entire world.

- disregard that hypothesis (or others by Govs). Considering ICANN as 
the center of its world and ignoring the external trends will leave 
them unprepared. I note that VGNICS is not particularly interested in 
the DNS namespace, but in the digisphere naming. This includes ONS, 
ECP, FaceBook, Tweeter, etc. etc. as well as  CCN, semantic addressing, etc.

To get real may help.


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