[discuss] ICANN governance structure

"Kleinwächter, Wolfgang" wolfgang.kleinwaechter at medienkomm.uni-halle.de
Wed Mar 19 18:32:06 UTC 2014

His latest speech before the US Congress capture his main ideas about ICANN. Unfortunately the US Congress Website doesn´t work anymore. I have a paper copy but do not find now. Will scan and distribute it as soon I have it. Probably somebody else has the text. 

 <https://server1.medienkomm.uni-halle.de/exchange/kleinwaechter/Entw%C3%BCrfe/AW:%20[discuss]%20ICANN%20governance%20structure.EML/Images/tinyblurtarr.gif>  <https://server1.medienkomm.uni-halle.de/exchange/kleinwaechter/Entw%C3%BCrfe/AW:%20[discuss]%20ICANN%20governance%20structure.EML/Images/spacer.gif> 7-Oct-98 - Transferring the Domain Name System to the Private Sector: Private Sector Implementation of the Administration's Internet White Paper. Testimony <http://www.house.gov/science/hearing.htm#Technology>  before U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Basic Research and Subcommittee on Technology:

	Opening Statement of Honorable Charles W. "Chip" Pickering <http://www.house.gov/science/pickering_10-07.htm>  - Acting Chairman, Subcommittee on Basic Research
	Chairwoman Constance A. Morella <http://www.house.gov/science/morella_10-07.htm>  - Committee on Science
	Hon. James A. Barcia <http://www.house.gov/science/barcia_10-07.htm>  - Subcommittee on Technology
	Gabriel Battista <http://www.house.gov/science/battista_10-07.htm>  - CEO, Network Solutions, Inc. <http://www.netsol.com/> 
	J. Beckwith Burr <http://www.house.gov/science/burr_10-07.htm>  - Associate Administrator (Acting), NTIA <http://www.ntia.gov/> 
	Tamar Frankel <http://www.house.gov/science/frankel_10-07.htm>  - Professor of Law, Boston University; Chair, IFWP <http://www.ifwp.org/> 
	Dr. Jon Postel <http://www.house.gov/science/postel_10-07.htm>  (read by Attorney Joe Sims) - Director, Computer Networks Divison, Information Sciences Institute; Administrator, IANA <http://www.iana.org/> 
	Joe Sims, Esq. <http://www.wia.org/pub/sims-supp.htm>  Supplemental Submission - Attorney, ICANN <http://www.icann.org/> 

We discussed this issue at length also in the WGIG. Here is an article I wrote in 2005





Von: discuss-bounces at 1net.org im Auftrag von John Curran
Gesendet: Mi 19.03.2014 19:02
An: JFC Morfin
Cc: comptoir at cafedu.com; discuss at 1net.org; iucg at ietf.org
Betreff: Re: [discuss] ICANN governance structure

On Mar 19, 2014, at 6:52 PM, JFC Morfin <jefsey at jefsey.com> wrote:

> Mike and John,
> Your memories are important. What I gather is that the key evaluation is "The Board discovered almost immediately that Jon's dream of decision making outside of ICANN had no legal basis".
> 1. would you have a precise description of Jon's dream?

I have no idea, but am aware of the Green Paper, the White Paper, and ICANN's
initial Bylaws as documents which reflect some of his views in creating a more
substantial structure for performance of the IANA tasks.


Disclaimer: My views alone.

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