[governance] Burr & Cade: proposal for introducing multi-lateral oversight of the root

Raul Echeberria raul at lacnic.net
Mon Jul 24 12:23:38 EDT 2006

At 12:28 p.m. 24/07/2006, Milton Mueller wrote:
>Since ICANN is a global organization and needs 
>to be accountable, governments can and should 
>establish global rules that help to make it 
>accountable. For example, if ICANN or its 
>successor abuses its authority, breaks its own 
>rules, cheats, steals, etc. it needs to be 
>accountable. Governments need to work out how to 
>apply competition policy and law, and trade 
>rules to ICANN. That's all legitimate government business.
>But that does not mean that governments need to 
>have or should have some kind of veto power over 
>modifications of the root zone file. It seems to 
>me that giving governments*any one or any 
>collection of them*some kind of final veto power 
>over the RZF is just asking for trouble.

that is exactly my point.


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