[bestbits] [governance] JNC's comments on ICANN oversight (non) transition
suresh at hserus.net
Fri Aug 28 04:26:22 EDT 2015
Given a surprising lack of consensus on the substantials of several alternate proposals - is there one, especially which maintains the technical structure besides political considerations?
One concrete proposal that civil society AND the technical community can rally behind would be useful if we are not to damn the status quo and then not propose any usable alternate proposal.
So far both proposals I reviewed here - while quite well drafted - are still focused on the political considerations, and quite bare of technical details.
> On 28-Aug-2015, at 1:50 PM, Pranesh Prakash <pranesh at cis-india.org> wrote:
> Dear Parminder,
> Thank you very much for sending these. Other than one or two small difference, I find myself almost fully in agreement.
> The ICG report, which supports the PTI proposal by the names community, is utterly status quoist, and doesn't address the questions of jurisdiction at all.
> In fact, it doesn't even call out the attempt by ICANN to ensure that PTI will be US-based (a requirement listed in P1. Annex S).
> parminder <parminder at itforchange.net> [2015-08-18 18:38:31 +0530]:
>> Just Net Coalition has submitted its comments to the process that is
>> coming up with proposals for what was supposed to be the transition of
>> ICANN's oversight from the US to a globally legitimate structure, but
>> the - now more or less final - proposals on the table do nothing of the
>> sort, and merely serve to cement the status quo.
>> We have submitted our comments in two parts
>> A overall political commentary can be found at
>> A more technical response to finer issues and processes of the process
>> is at
>> In sum, we have firmly rejected both, the legitimacy of the process and
>> the arbitrary manner in which it was conducted, and its result in the
>> form of the final proposals on the table.
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> Pranesh Prakash
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