William Michael Cunningham williamcunningham840 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 19:07:28 UTC 2017

A reading of the FCC Net Neutrality order clearly reveals how impactful
this order will be on ICANN's stated mission and goals. A focus on
technical aspects of  the operation of the Internet's identifiers is
incorrect. Such a focus is simply too narrow, driven and suggested by a
small group of mainly non-minority individuals who appear to support the
financial interests of their group, and their group alone. This entirely
monetary focus is contrary to ICANN's desire to facilitate discussion by
all internet users in matters of national internet policy development.

Here are some other factors:

"Security and Stability"
"Diversity - income, gender race."
"Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice" Clearly, the order will
impact each of these areas separately and jointly.

I suggest a formal process for obtaining opinions from the At-large group
about perspective on the proposed FCC policy, not short circuiting
discussion by listening to the opinions of a small group of insiders.

In other words, why don't we ask people what they think, instead of telling
them that the FCC policy is irrelevant?

On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 10:08 PM, William Michael Cunningham <
williamcunningham840 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Clearly, you have not looked at this or the previous order and I have no
> interest in doing it for you. I'd also suggest you look at the video of the
> prior net neutrality hearing under the previous Chair. Since I was at that
> meeting, I can confirm that your concerns were noted quite indelibly.
> On Dec 4, 2017 10:01 PM, "John R. Levine" <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
>> Interesting. Suggest you look again.
>> Thanks for confirming that we have both looked at each of the 125
>> paragraphs of the FCC's recent order, as well as Appendices A and B, and
>> the statements of the various commissioners and we agree that there is
>> nothing affecting the operation of the Internet's identfiers that would be
>> relevant to ICANN.
>> R's,
>> John

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