[ga] What the Australian Government wants to know about ICANN
Jeanette Hofmann just alerted me to the fact that the Australian
government is carrying out a national consultation process about
ICANN reform. Interesting!
Excertps from http://www.noie.gov.au/projects/consult/consult.htm#ICANN
> The views of interested parties are sought on all aspects of the
> ICANN reform process. The Australian Government position will be
> pursued through the GAC and other relevant forums. The Government
> is particularly interested in the following:
> Are the original policy principles for ICANN still valid and useful?
> These principles are:
> - Preserving stability
> - Promoting competition
> - Relying where possible on private sector, bottom-up participatory
> mechanisms that reflect the functional and geographic diversity
> of the Internet
> - Development of efficient dispute resolution alternatives (for the
> gTLD registries)
> - Promoting accountability in management (for all registries)
> What is ICANNís mission? What should be the scope of ICANNís role?
> Can a distinction be drawn between "technical" and "policy" functions?
> What is the appropriate balance between government, commercial,
> technical and user interests in meeting ICANNís responsibilities?
> Is the concept of elected "at large" representatives participating in
> ICANN decision-making a realistic and desirable one? Should at-large
> involvement occur through alternative means, such as some form of
> advisory body or public consultation process?
> - How can ccTLDs be more closely involved in, and committed to,
> ICANN processes? Should governments play a more active role in
> facilitating greater commitment to ICANN by "national" ccTLD
> - What is the most appropriate funding arrangement for ICANN?
> - What is the appropriate relationship between ICANN and other
> international organisations such as the ITU, WIPO and the OECD?
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