[governance] NTIA says ICANN "does not meet the requirements" for IANA renewal

michael gurstein gurstein at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 20:52:06 EST 2012

Reflecting on my recent gmail/email woes I think we could do much worse than
directing our efforts within the IGF towards the definition, elaboration and
development of a suitable "management framework" ...

"With the view of developing communications between peoples by the efficient
operation of the  (email) postal services, and to contributing to the
attainment of the noble aims of international collaboration in the cultural,
social and economic" (Preamble to the Constitution of the Universal Postal


as the beginnings of a process of defining the global public interest in
Internet Governance.





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From: michael gurstein [mailto:recent:gurstein at gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2012 2:17 PM
To: 'governance at lists.igcaucus.org'
Subject: RE: [governance] NTIA says ICANN "does not meet the requirements"
for IANA renewal

I think from a civil society perspective the "formal" use of the terminology
of a "global public interest" is enormously important and defining,
operationalizing, and "owning" this terminology should be the primary focus
of civil society involvement in the IGF going forward. 
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[mailto:governance-request at lists.igcaucus.org] On Behalf Of Matthias C.
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2012 2:01 PM
To: governance at lists.igcaucus.org
Subject: Re: [governance] NTIA says ICANN "does not meet the requirements"
for IANA renewal

I have done a bit of thinking and writing about what the NTIA decision tells
us about Internet Governance and the multi-stakeholder approach. 

In brief: Is the NTIA decision a good thing for multistakeholderbased human
rights-sensitive Internet Governance? 

It is, if it leads to more accountability in the next application of ICANN,
which is sure to follow.
It isn't, if it leads to more governmental oversight in defining the global
public interest vis-a-vis the web. 

For more details, see http://goo.gl/d5GI8


Am 10.03.2012 22:32, schrieb Karl Auerbach: 

On 03/10/2012 11:12 AM, michael gurstein wrote:

Perhaps the next IGF should have some sessions focusing on the nature of,

and a definition for "the global public interest".

Might I suggest the following as a starting point?

+ Every person shall be free to use the Internet in any way

  that is privately beneficial without being publicly


   - The burden of demonstrating public detriment shall

     be on those who wish to prevent the private use.

       - Such a demonstration shall require clear and

         convincing evidence of public detriment.

   - The public detriment must be of such degree and extent

     as to justify the suppression of the private activity.

This is from http://www.cavebear.com/cbblog-archives/000059.html


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