[bestbits] Civil Society Letter on IANA Transition
seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Wed May 25 09:15:09 EDT 2016
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Kindly excuse brevity and typos
On 25 May 2016 14:03, "Deirdre Williams" <williams.deirdre at gmail.com> wrote:
To my mind it is incorrect to suggest that the ICANN community, which met
in Marrakech in March, is the same thing as the internet community of which
the ICANN community is a subset.
SO: Yes that's right; the ICANN community is part of the "internet
community" but as to the March meeting, and the entire transition proposal
development process, it was the "internet community" developing the
proposal but facilitated by ICANN who was assigned the task by NTIA.
This - deliberately? - confusing use of the word "community" has been going
on for several years.
SO: The definition of "community" in itself is not confusing any additional
qualifying word to it could be confusing.
> I wonder does anyone else consider it to be a matter for concern?
> Best wishes
> On 25 May 2016 at 04:11, Pranesh Prakash <pranesh at cis-india.org> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I recently came across this:
>> However, I never saw its contents being discussed on this list. Did I
somehow fail to receive those messages?
>> I am quite concerned about the way the letter takes an uncritical global
North approach to the IANA transition, and refuses to contend with the
power dynamics at play.
>>> The undersigned civil society and public interest groups believe that
the IANA transition is a positive development for the Domain Name System
and for the Internet at large, and that the process to develop the
transition proposal has been a successful expression of multistakeholder
approaches to Internet decision-making.
>> I have pointed out in the past that this IANA transition process fails
the requirements of the NetMundial Statement, and was primarily led by
corporate interests in the US, and men:
>> Pranesh Prakash
>> Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society
>> http://cis-india.org | tel:+91 80 40926283
>> sip:pranesh at ostel.co | xmpp:pranesh at cis-india.org
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