[At-Large] R: R: R: Is ICANN's oversight really moving away from the US government?

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sat Apr 9 21:52:30 UTC 2016

So, as I understand things, we want to convince the governments of 
the world to enter into a new treaty where there does not seem to be 
a huge amount of current interest. But not a regular treaty, but one 
in which governments sign onto it, but cede much of their power to 
civil society, academics, the technical community and business. Oh 
yes, and End Users, a rather undefined term in their context.

I'm really good at putting large efforts into difficult projects, 
because there is merit in their success, but this one sounds just a 
bit (ok, a lot) too "iffy" for my comfort.


At 09/04/2016 04:18 PM, Maureen Hilyard wrote:
>I got from Thomas's email that he proposes that we go outside of 
>current norms and create a multistakeholder treaty model that 
>incorporates all our stakeholder groups. Of course it doesn't exist 
>now but we are in a transition phase so perhaps its timely.
>On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 9:57 AM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond 
><<mailto:ocl at gih.com>ocl at gih.com> wrote:
>Dear Thomas,
>On 09/04/2016 20:51, Thomas Lowenhaupt wrote:
> >
> > Perhaps I'm missing something, but isn't Parminder's thought
> > bottom-up, and in-line with the multi-stakeholder concept? (And I see
> > some merit in his concerns about gTLD governance.)
>The Treaty Model which Parminder argues for requires signature from UN
>Member States.
>Where is Civil Society?
>Where are End Users?
>Where are the Technical & Academic Communities?
>Where is the Private Sector?
>Kindest regards,
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