William Michael Cunningham williamcunningham840 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 23:39:47 UTC 2017

Even if I believed this incorporated the totality of the ICANN mission,
which I do not, "stable and secure" is the operative phrase. Removing nn at
the FCC is a destabilizing policy change, in much the same way that
removing glass steagal was destabilizing to the financial marketplace.

On Dec 7, 2017 6:32 PM, "Carlton Samuels" <carlton.samuels at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> -Carlton
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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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