[At-Large] Now, for the next big thing

Christian de Larrinaga cdel at firsthand.net
Thu Jan 19 12:30:58 UTC 2012

Interesting how many of the early adopters / pioneers are unconvinced by the direction of travel of ICANN. 
Is this down to interpretations of what constitutes a multi-stakeholder model?


On 19 Jan 2012, at 12:22, Jorge Amodio wrote:

>> Do you understand the relationship between ISOC and IETF? This is a similar relationship between ICANN and IANA.
> Sure I do, I was in Copenhagen in 1991 when it was proposed, have
> being one of the pioneer members since launched in 1992, and started
> the ISOC AR Chapter in 1995.
> IMHO IETF and IANA are slightly different type of animals, so ISOC
> (even as it changed over time) are different type of zookeepers.
> While IETF has been invaded with attorneys, trolls, lobbyists and IP
> issues (no the addresses), ICANN is full of it.
> The spirit and idea behind the creation of both organizations was
> essentially to create a protective umbrella for the activities of IETF
> and IANA, IANA initially was under ISOC's umbrella and Jon's
> direction, when DNS became a big thing and pressure mounted to take
> control of it (don't know how many know when Postel tried a move to
> get it out of the hands of the USG) and expand the name space ICANN
> was born, but it turned to be an organization quite different than the
> one envisioned in the early days, one that after ten years still keeps
> discussing how to define its constituency and creating all sorts of
> smoke screens to argue that the multistakeholder model works.
> Just my opinion
> -J
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