[ALAC] Fwd: GAC Communique Brussels Intersessional

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Fri Mar 4 14:48:49 UTC 2011


The two components of the message that stuck out to me:

- The emphasis for more *bilateral* discussions. There are more stakeholders
than just GAC and the ICANN Board. I welcome the opportunity to more deeply
involve the GAC in ICANN processes, but there must be more than lip-service
paid to the multi-stakeholder model going forward. As we saw from its
near-obsession with trademark issues, in some ways even the GAC can be
gamed.

- "*The GAC is committed to take whatever time is required to achieving
these essential public policy objectives** -- Saved for the second-last
sentence of the statement, this rightfully holds ICANN accountable for its
lack of sufficiently inclusive community engagement in early gTLD policy
development, and the deliberate shunning of community advice at many stages.
It should send a shiver down the spine of most GNSO members, to whom the
word "delay" is now officially an obscenity.

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Evan Leibovitch, Toronto Canada
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