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[bc-gnso] CircleID posts on IANA transition and ICANN accountability

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  • Subject: [bc-gnso] CircleID posts on IANA transition and ICANN accountability
  • From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:25:57 +0000

Just wanted to share two posts I made from Singapore this week, on IANA 
transition and ICANN accountability

A Programmer's Perspective on the IANA 

Earlier this week, I posted from Singapore on the challenges we face in 
designing the transition of IANA functions from the US government to the global 
multistakeholder community. Now, let's consider how a programmer would design 
new mechanisms to accomplish this transition. For starters, a programmer would 
need something more than high-level principles. Coding requires use cases for 
routine interaction and especially for cases where users don't follow the 
expected routine and where the real world intervenes with inconvenient 

The Path Forward: Accountability Through the IANA 

It's clear that the US government is intent on dropping its legacy contractual 
role for the IANA functions. Whatever your views on the wisdom or timing of 
that decision, the challenge now is to ensure that the transition leaves ICANN 
in the best possible position to succeed. Arriving yesterday to the island 
nation of Singapore felt strangely appropriate. Over the past week I've been 
one of the lonely people in the ICANN community to express concern about the US 
government's decision. 

Steve DelBianco
Executive Director
http://www.NetChoice.org<http://www.netchoice.org/> and 

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