[discuss] [governance] Re: U.S. to Give Up Oversight of Web Policymaking Body

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 11:55:43 UTC 2014

On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 7:32 AM, parminder <parminder at itforchange.net>wrote:

> On Saturday 15 March 2014 04:38 PM, McTim wrote:
> For a very long time indeed, many have asked for the US to relinquish
> their role.  Now they have signaled their willingness/readiness to do so.
>  In practical terms, I see ICANN "floating free" from its USG ties.  That
> is what i got out of the Press Conference last night anyway (although I
> dialed in late) so may be mistaken.
> Yes, you are wrong, free from USG ties is being free from application of
> US jurisdiction, which more significant part has not changed at all

If there is to be no more contract (the one that says that ICANN MUST be
domiciled in the USA, then it has changed completely and ICANN is free to
base itself anywhere.

> , unless of course USG plans to give away that as well, which would be
> really really appreciated... Any idea if that is planned?

they have just signaled their willingness for this to happen if I am not


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