[discuss] ITU Statement w.r.t IANA Transition

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Mon Mar 17 18:00:08 UTC 2014


Interesting statement:

Managed to do it without mentioning ICANN's role and declared the 
Internet a Global Public Good.  Is that an ITU position?

This does, however, show a mismatch between ICANN's proposed timeline 
that is focused all on ICANN meetings, and a wider expectation that 
NetMundial, and over appropriate venues will also be appropriate spaces 
(like maybe even the IGF) for this discussion.

I think this will need to worked on by those responsible for 
orchestrating this transition.  At this point I think the view that all 
discussions occur on ICANN turf is problematic.

But maybe I misunderstand the plan.


On 17-Mar-14 12:54, John Curran wrote:
> FYI,
> /John
> === <http://www.itu.int/en/osg/Pages/statement-march2014.aspx>
>   Statement from ITU Secretary-General, Dr Hamadoun I. Touré
>   Geneva, 17 March 2014.
> toure-wcit.jpg
> I welcome the announcement from the National Telecommunication and
> Information Administration of the United States Department of Commerce,
> of 14 March, 2014,
> <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2014/ntia-announces-intent-transition-key-internet-domain-name-functions> regarding
> its intent to transition IANA <https://www.iana.org/> functions to the
> global community, including full support for a multistakeholder model of
> Internet governance free from regulation by any one government or
> inter-governmental organization.
> I would like to reiterate what I have said many times: the Internet is a
> global public good and therefore all nations and peoples should have an
> equal say in its running and development. I commend the US government's
> announcement about changing oversight arrangements of the management of
> critical internet resources and I believe this development will lead to
> improved and productive cooperation between the telecommunications and
> internet communities.
> I look forward to further development of the appropriate mechanisms
> which will ensure fair, equitable and inclusive management of critical
> internet resources for the benefit of all and count on discussing these
> proposals with all relevant stakeholders at the NETMundial
> <http://netmundial.br/> meeting in Brazil this coming April as well as
> other appropriate fora.
> I urge all stakeholders involved to develop the transition plan in the
> spirit of principles agreed by the World Summit on the Information
> Society in 2003 and 2005. This means, inclusive of all nations and
> stakeholders, from developing and developed countries alike, and
> conducted in a transparent, open, constructive manner with a view to
> ensuring a more equitable and accessible Internet for all.
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