[discuss] Fwd: Accountability Contribution from InternetNZ (.nz ccTLD)

Jordan Carter jordan at internetnz.net.nz
Wed May 28 21:17:21 UTC 2014

Dear all

Please find below InternetNZ's brief note on the IANA accountability
stuff - I see on the website that contributions are now open until 30
May, so urge those of you who have not submitted something to do so.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jordan Carter <jordan at internetnz.net.nz>
Date: 28 May 2014 18:21
Subject: Accountability Contribution from InternetNZ (.nz ccTLD)
To: comments-enhancing-accountability-06may14 at icann.org
Cc: steve at shinkuro.com, president at icann.org, Fadi Chehade
<fadi.chehade at icann.org>, Theresa Swinehart
<theresa.swinehart at icann.org>, Debbie Monahan <dnc at dnc.org.nz>, Jay
Daley <jay at nzrs.net.nz>, Keith Davidson <keith at internetnz.net.nz>

Dear Fadi and Steve,

This email is our formal submission in response to ICANN's call for
comments on ICANN accountability, as published on 6 May 2014.

As is the case with most other parts of the ICANN community, we
focused a great deal of attention and effort in dealing with the IANA
Transition consultation which completed on 8 May.

We have not had time within the 21-day comment period to prepare a
meaningful contribution, and we know that other ccTLDs and other ICANN
community participants are in a similar position.

For ICANN, these processes are clearly front of mind and a priority.
For the rest of us, they come on top of business as usual.

Most of us do not have significant staff and financial resources to
commit to this process.

Multiple streams of consultation, and very short comment periods, do
not permit the opportunity for meaningful involvement on these very
important issues for organisations that have to focus on "the day
job", as well as taking an interest in the global framework within
which the DNS operates.

The consequence of this reality has to be a more deliberate and considered pace.

We urge you to extend the comment period on this accountability
consultation by at least another two weeks, and to undertake to us and
to the whole community that your future management of the wide range
of discussions involved with ending US Government stewardship of the
DNS can proceed in a truly bottom-up, multistakeholder fashion.

It simply is not realistic to expect community participants to be able
to focus on these issues with the degree of focus, intensity and
resource that ICANN itself can deploy.

Your response, as individuals and as representatives of ICANN, to this
request for a more considered pace and more time for comment on
Accountability matters will tell us much of what we need to know about
whether the rhetoric of accountability, transparency and inclusion is
going to be matched by reality.

We believe you can make these processes demonstrate ICANN's fitness to
be the steward of the DNS. We urge you to take the opportunity to do

With many thanks for your consideration,


Jordan Carter

Chief Executive

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jordan at internetnz.net.nz
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