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[I-coordination] ICANN's role vis-a-vis the Internet ecosystem
bmanning at isi.edu
Sat Dec 14 01:50:13 CET 2013
that path is indirect at best. a constituency may nominate one or more individuals. those individuals must accept the nomination and then be vetted by the nomcom
against a blend of objective and subjective criteria. A key criteria is how well the applicant reflects core Internet values. Clear bias or allegiance to a given constituency or
sector has generally hindered their progress.
Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet.
On 13December2013Friday, at 11:22, Jorge Amodio <jmamodio at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From a corporate/legal point of view, ICANN has no membership, so all decisions are done by the Board of Directors where in many cases there is no consensus but simple majority.
> All the other structures under the ICANN umbrella play an advisory role without any decision power at the corporate level, but there is a channel through by the Nominating Committee where constituencies may be able to influence the decision process by nominating candidates to be members of the BoD.
>> From the constituencies level, each one has its own charter and the decision process may differ from one to another.
> I'd not spend to much time reading Morse for background about Internet Governance and ICANN (btw I'm also a HAM operator but not much CW lately)
> But you can include some Asimov, since sometimes discussions sound almost like science fiction
>> On Dec 13, 2013, at 12:32 PM, Grigori Saghyan <gregor at arminco.com> wrote:
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>> It is a good reference, thank you. We have lot of literature -
>> Internet give us such facility.
>> We can start to read lot of books, Samuel Morse is one of the pioneers.
>> But the question is very simple - could you please describe the
>> structure and the decision making procedure in ICANN?
>> Is it based on consensus? Or may be majority will decide? Or may be
>> there is a multi-stakeholder exact structure?
>> Grigori Saghyan
>>> On 13.12.2013 22:20, JFC Morfin wrote:
>>> At 18:38 13/12/2013, Jorge Amodio wrote:
>>>> All the history is on-line, many papers, several books. You can
>>>> start by reading a paper from Jones Day about their side of the
>>>> history how ICANN was created, you can read Milton's two books
>>>> "Networks and States" and "Ruling the Root" There is a very good
>>>> thesis dissertation by Craig Lyle Simon from University of Miami
>>>> "Launching the DNS War" that can provide you a lot of insight,
>>>> and much more.
>>> If you want to understand what ICANN is about as a _technical_
>>> (what has to work in spite of poltics) function, you may also want
>>> to read:
>>> - Vint Cerf's internet project description:
>>> - the ICANN Internet Coordination Policy documents:
>>> -- ICP-1 http://www.icann.org/en/resources/cctlds/delegation --
>>> -- ICP-3 http://www.icann.org/en/about/unique-authoritative-root
>>> The ICANN governance documents:
>>> http://www.icann.org/en/about/governance to understand how it is
>>> The affirmation of commitment:
>>> Then to complete the vision in reading the
>>> http://www.iana.org/about documents.
>>> What is important to grasp, IMHO is the difference between
>>> namespace management (any namespace) and what results from history
>>> and uniform control by the I* stakeholderhsip (what is specific to
>>> the particular ICANN history and strategy).
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