J Scott and NC members,
thanks for your input. You suggest alternative wording for
ICANN's mission. For clarity let me recall I had repeated the wording
from the ICANN staff document (not tried to write anything new). This seemed
the least controversial route assuming that the NC was broadly in support of
the functions as described in that staff note. Although I believe yours is a
more elegant draft, it would be helpful to understand what the difference is
that you want to make explicit between the two versions.
"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."
ICANN STAFF note used in draft NC
"ICANN is responsible for coordinating the
Internet's naming, address allocation, and protocol parameter assignment
systems. These systems enable globally unique and universally interoperable
identifiers for the benefit of the Internet and its users.
paramount concern is the stability of these services.
includes both operational and policymaking functions.
On the proposed recommendation I am happy to adopt
your revised wording as a friendly amendment as it gives needed clarity
(only the first sentence changes):
J Scott new:
Recommendation 1: Create clearly delineated divisions within
ICANN responsible for the administration of its operational and policy
functions. This would establish separate
staff functions for policy and operational functions.
Previous Sheppard draft (v2):
Recommendation 1: Create clearly delineated divisions within ICANN
responsible for the administration of certain technical functions. This
would establish separate staff functions for
policy and operational functions.