<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Dear Bjoern Hoehrmann,<br><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:rgb(51,51,51)">
I am not sure about the exact source of Subi&#39;s comment, but it is generally understood that there is some confusion about the role of ICANN. Please see for instance, the following report from Economic Times, India&#39;s leading Business News Daily which is part of Times of India, which in turn is among the largest of news agencies in India:<br>
<br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Qutoe:  <br><div id="mod-a-body-first-para" style="margin-right:267px" class=""><p>  NEW DELHI: Shedding its initial reluctance to object to revelation of worldwide snooping by the <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/US%20National%20Security%20Agency">US National Security Agency</a> with the help of private internet governing bodies including ICANN, India has taken up the issue with <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/Washington">Washington</a>, saying such surveillance activities are detrimental to the country&#39;s security interests.</p>
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 New Delhi has particularly condemned the role of International 
Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, which largely 
governs the internet by managing critical resources including the domain
 name system, top security officials told ET.</p></div><div class="" style="clear:both;height:1px;line-height:1px"><img src="http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/images/pixel.gif" alt="" height="1" width="1"></div>
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        </div><p> ICANN, a non-profit private organisation based in <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/Los%20Angeles">Los Angeles</a>, is supported by the <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/US%20commerce%20department">US commerce department</a>.
 Officials said the role of ICANN compromises India&#39;s national security 
and that the country favours multilateral actors in the field of 
internet governance with governments playing a proactive role.</p><p> External Affairs Minister <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/Salman%20Khurshid">Salman Khurshid</a> during his visit to <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/Brazil">Brazil</a> this week said India is worried about NSA&#39;s surveillance activities, exposed by former <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/US%20intelligence">US intelligence</a> contractor <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/Edward%20Snowden">Edward Snowden</a>.</p>
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 Initially India did not strongly object to the surveillance by the NSA 
into its critical infrastructure, drawing severe criticism from 
political opposition in the country. In June, Khurshid had described NSA
 activities as &quot;not actually snooping&quot;.</p><p> The mood now is 
completely different. At a seminar in Delhi on Thursday, Nechal Sandhu, 
deputy national security advisor, said, &quot;ICANN cannot really be said to 
be truly representative or reflective of the international character or 
community of internet users.&quot;</p> New Delhi is apprehensive about the
 key role that private institutions and commercial bodies are playing in
 the field of internet governance.- End of Quote from Economic Times  <br><a href="http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-10-19/news/43200147_1_internet-governance-icann-assigned-names-and-numbers">http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-10-19/news/43200147_1_internet-governance-icann-assigned-names-and-numbers</a><br>
<br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Sivasubramanian M<br></div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 10:23 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:derhoermi@gmx.net" target="_blank">derhoermi@gmx.net</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div class="im">* Subi Chaturvedi wrote:<br>
&gt;-The NSA leaks have been constantly confused with ICANN&#39;s location and<br>
&gt;structure and its role in IG.<br>
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</div>Citations for this would be useful.<br>
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