[discuss] DIGILEXIS statement to NTIA proposed transition of IANA functions

Naresh Ajwani ajwaninaresh at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 01:58:26 UTC 2014

Congratulations Mawaki,

For the precise and too the point position especially on Jurisdiction,
which is generally being overlooked while arguments.

Regards & best wishes

Naresh Ajwani
With the hat of President CCAOI
 On 23 Mar 2014 01:57, "Mawaki Chango" <kichango at gmail.com> wrote:

> FYI, with apologies for cross-posting (for those who will receive this
> more than once), thanks. Mawaki
> ------
> On March 14, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications
> and Information Administration (NTIA) announced intent to end its oversight
> role with the IANA functions and called for a transition process to begin
> toward the full administration of those key Internet domain name functions
> by the global multi-stakeholder community.
> DIGILEXIS welcomes this decision and appreciates the opportunity for these
> functions and the stewardship of the Internet domain name system (DNS) to
> further evolve toward a governance model that is truly global, inclusive of
> all stakeholders and widely accepted as a result.
> DIGILEXIS understands the multi-stakeholder policy making model as a
> _sectoral_ policy making mechanism that is in alignment with democratic
> values by being inclusive of all people concerned, bottom-up and consensus
> driven. Because, as per the implementation of the model we have seen so
> far, it mostly organizes the participants into groups referred to as
> "stakeholders," it is even more critical to make sure the views and
> concerns of citizens and Internet users around the world, who are not
> organized into professional or particular interest groups, are taken into
> consideration.
> DIGILEXIS supports the four principles put forward by NTIA to guide ICANN
> and the global Internet community in the formulation of a transition
> proposal and wants to stress the need for a unified, stable, secure and
> trust-worthy Internet, while still in keeping with openness and innovation
> as we have known. It is also critical that its development retains the
> need, and constantly improves on its ability, to help preserve and further
> Civil Liberties for all Internet users around the globe.
> From the standpoint of the opportunities for economic development afforded
> by the Internet, DIGILEXIS urges the international community and the global
> Internet community to give particular attention to the cost structure
> associated with the emerging governance framework so as to reduce economic
> barriers for developing nations and their Internet stakeholders, to the
> extent those costs may result from governance and policy decisions.
> Finally, DIGILEXIS expresses hope that the globalization of the IANA
> functions will be further completed by carefully assessing the jurisdiction
> to be applicable in the new institutional environment. This new legal
> regime should have an international basis with a view to reducing costs and
> putting the access and use of its apparatus within the reach of all
> stakeholders across all regions of the world. Along the same line, suitable
> and effective accountability and transparency mechanisms shall also be put
> in place.
> ---end---
> DIGILEXIS (www.digilexis.com) is a small yet multifaceted corporation
> with consultancy, research and advocacy components. It is currently
> registered in Cote d'Ivoire.
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