Re: [council] ICANN's mission
My problem with the wording from the ICANN document is that it does not clearly state that ICANN's mission include coordinating the technical and policy functions of the Internet. I think it is important that ICANN's mission clearly articulate that ICANN's mission is to coordinate both the technical and policy functions of the DNS. I think that is the very essence of ICANN's mission. I think that the first sentence of the formulation captured from the ICANN paper is not a "mission" statement, but a summary of the technical responsibilities that ICANN performs. A mission statement should be a very high level formulation that drives the organization. Hence, I believe the wording that I propose clearly states the mission the "White Paper" enunciated for ICANN. Consequently, I would request that we consider replacing the formulation originally included in your report with the revised wording in red below.