Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 23:31:28 UTC 2017

Just seeing this.  ICANN's remit is coordinating the Internet's unique
identifiers in furtherance of a stable and secure domain name system.

While interesting and even mildly entertaining, the FCC's NN malarkey is
decidedly outside the ICANN remit.


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On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 2:07 PM, William Michael Cunningham <
williamcunningham840 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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