[discuss] Roadmap for globalizing IANA

Janis Karklins karklinsj at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 13:03:23 UTC 2014



How your proposed DNSA would be funded? Could you elaborate a bit on that?

Thank you





From: discuss-bounces at 1net.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at 1net.org] On Behalf
Of Milton L Mueller
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 4:44 AM
To: Nii Narku Quaynor
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Subject: Re: [discuss] Roadmap for globalizing IANA


Nii, thanks for your questions. Most of them are actually answered in the
paper itself, but I will answer your questions directly. 


>Why is removing USG not mean just that? End of contract


First, it would be the end of 2 contracts, not one. ICANN and Verisign. You
cannot just end the IANA functions contract.


Second, both contracts contain serious accountability measures. However
wrongly conceived the idea of unilateral U.S. oversight is, how do we ensure
that the root zone is managed properly and what is the recourse if the root
zone managers are either negligent, incompetent or corrupt? What do you
replace the IANA contract with?


The reason for a DNSA is that registries have the strongest incentive to get
root zone management right. It is their data that the root zone contains. To
ensure impartial administration we create a nondiscriminatory right to own
DNSA to all registries? 


> What problem is being solved by combining functions from other
organizations to 

> create another entity dnsa? 


As noted above: 1) accountability problem; 2) incentives problem. To which
we can add: not letting ICANN get too powerful. 


>The proposed Dnsa is potentially a consortium of 1000+ registries and how
would this work. 


Not that many companies involved. More like a few hundred; lots of companies
have multiple TLDs. Ownership shares might be based on some metric of size,
such as names under registration, etc. 


How does GNSO work? How does ccNSO work? How did Intelsat work? (consortium
of ~200 national telecom operators). How did Nominet work? (shared ownership
by many registrars) How does IEEE work? (hundreds of thousands of members). 


>Is this different from creating another ICANN 


Very different. ICANN is for making policy. It involves representation of
diverse stakeholders and a complicated process for developing consensus on
policy and approval by the board. DNSA is for operations. Most people I have
talked to agree that we need to keep those things separate. So, we separate


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