Re: [council] Draft conclusions of NC discussion on ICANN reform - scope
As requested, I am providing you my specific comments with regard to your report below:
I do not necessarily agree with the wording adopted for ICANN's mission. I would suggest:
ICANN's mission is to coordinate technical and policy functions of the DNS in order to promote a safe, stable and commercially viable domain name system, promote competition, and achieve broad representation of global Internet communities.
Second, I would like to clearly state that while the NC agrees with the specific ICANN operations listed in the "What ICANN Does" paper, we realize that this is a non-exclusive list and that the ever-developing Internet will require ICANN to be flexible in the duties performs. Guided by its broader mission statement, ICANN will need to add and subtract duties as the Internet continues to evolve and mature.
Lastly, I suggest that the first recommendation in your report be reworded as follows:
Create clearly delineated divisions within ICANN responsible for the administration of its operational and policy functions.
My reasoning for this suggestion is that I am concerned that the current wording appears to give technical issues more importance than the policy issues and I believe these functions are inextricably intertwined.
I hope you will take my comments into consideration.
J. Scott Evans