[NA-Discuss] Comment on Consumer Trust Position

Thomas Lowenhaupt toml at communisphere.com
Sat May 14 16:41:39 UTC 2016

The position summary states 

    "Inform a variety of constituents regarding the role that ICANN
    plays in the Internet ecosystem. Facilitate solutions to challenging
    problems in a manner consistent with ICANN’s mission, remit and
    policies. Manage and participate in a number of cross-organizational
    projects relating to safeguards with the goal of addressing a
    variety of kinds of abuse and illegal activity, including
    spam/malware, intellectual property infringement, the unlawful sale
    and distribution of pharmaceuticals and controlled substances, and
    other illegal activities on the Internet, particularly where there
    is a focus on multi-stakeholder collaboration and a commitment to
    promote consumer trust in the domain name system.  Work with ICANN’s
    leaders to set the consumer safeguards strategy and plans for ICANN."

I like a consumer trust position. But this doesn't say anything about 
who the person reports to, and the openness of the positions activities. 
E.G., I'd hope we would be able to see if this is focused on assuaging 
the concerns of the pharmaceutical or film industries and not name sale 
abuses by registries or registrars.

But I have a question about the origin of this position. Is this 
something ALS requested? Did this arise from a staff initiative that is 
thought to respond to needs expressed by the ALS? Or otherwise? Did the 
ALS have an opportunity to set the scope of this position?



On 5/14/2016 8:27 AM, Glenn McKnight wrote:
> Consumer Safeguards Director position is now posted
> https://icann-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=213889.
> Please  provide your comments on this new position
> Thanks
> Glenn McKnight
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