[NA-Discuss] Comment on Consumer Trust Position

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sat May 14 21:59:13 UTC 2016

The position was created at the same time as Allen Grogan was 
appointed to the role of Chief Contract Compliance Officer in October 
2014 (a position he has just announced he will be leaving). For 
whatever reasons, it was never filled. Although we have asked before, 
this is the first time we have had an opportunity to comment on the 
actual description. We had been asked to suggest aspects that should 
be included in it earlier, but I don't believe that anyone took them 
up on that.

I am confused by your reference to "the ALS". Do you mean the ALAC?


At 14/05/2016 12:41 PM, Thomas Lowenhaupt wrote:

>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
>>Please  provide your comments on this new position
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