[discuss] [IANAxfer] [ccnso-igrg] Two accountability questions - help pls- Workshop 23 - ICANN accountability

John Curran jcurran at istaff.org
Thu Sep 4 08:47:26 UTC 2014

On Sep 4, 2014, at 11:15 AM, Jordan Carter <jordan at internetnz.net.nz> wrote:

> But: isn't the main debate the fact that there is a policy/operations separation for protocols and numbers, but not names?
> And that the simplest, most elegant way to achieve that for names is to put the IANA functions operator in a new box?

Given that the IANA has been performing its tasks correctly, moving it will not 
meaningfully change the present situation or outcomes.

On the other hand, if the problem is that the DNS community does not have an 
independent voice with which to engage ICANN as a partner (rather than only
having internal accountability mechanisms as deigned by the Board), that is a 
different situation and likely require something other than just moving the IANA 
to address.  

> (compared with gTLDs and ccTLDs having to form non-ICANN policy bodies... a nightmare if ever there was one)

See above.


Disclaimer: my views alone.

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