Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Fri Dec 8 00:56:33 UTC 2017

I understand.  It is also entirely reasonable to experience a subject
(coordination of the unique identifiers)/predicate (for a stable and secure
DNS) dissonance.


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On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:39 PM, William Michael Cunningham <
williamcunningham840 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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