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Considering the Transition Proposal

  • To: comments-ccwg-accountability-03aug15@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Considering the Transition Proposal
  • From: Inficron <inficron@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:22:18 -0400

Recent stewardship transition proposal consolidation summarizes opportunity
that warrants global multi-stakeholder community attention to issues
impacting the state of structures capacitated for future Internet
governance. The proposal suggests subordinate affiliation in assigned IANA
functional obligations in order to contain possible conflicts of interest.
Through language that effectuates similarity to the current IANA contract,
new organizational oversight subjects Internet functions to arms length
policy and revenue efficiencies.

Contractually, historical basis to IANA functions oversight has been
derived from noble principles that disassociate financial incentive from
remedial oversight. The pervasive nature to modern communications that
undermines application of this principle beyond vertical oversight
necessitates independence through systemic checks, balances, and

The explicit contract in equitable IANA functions oversight, regardless of
central accountability posture to various international interests, is
technically susceptible to the minority at its frontier. Thus the implicit
promise in decentralized oversight must mitigate intrinsic tendencies that
create conflicts of interest in international scope.

To compromise between the minority in technical democracy and potential
that demonstrates global diversity is to balance that frontier with locally
representative interests that reduce uncertainty. That balance between the
frontier and the greater diversity in ICANN and PTI organization is
facilitated through distinct legal personalities, independently instated,
reciprocally empowered, proportionate to issue, and respective to their

Organizations that together govern against asymmetry, limit potential to
gain from policy making, adjudicative, or executive powers. Concurrently
governing organizations with requisite executive functions, imply
counterbalance through adjudication and policy, such that policy does not
interfere with adjudication and IRP, and new adjudication is not construed
as policy. Post transition IANA next to the multi-stakeholder community
that represents global diversity may enable each nation to map regional
consensus through their platform for neighborhoods to participate in
adjudication with respect to relevant local frameworks and national laws.

Yet the challenge remains for governments that conventionally represent
regional interests to cultivate local participation, free from external
influence, facing the backdrop of vocal stakeholders. If social media
collaboration throughout the world was any indicator of potential, then
that challenge translates to the opportunity of self-hosted, transparent
applications nations may network to facilitate international community
participation by any ITU or IGF associate. International participation by
non-IANA technical staff within the PTI community enables experiential,
cultural, and geographic diversity, which distributes the burden of IRP and
adjudication across jurisdictions.

Beyond the organizational structure, community platform, and its processes
that converge local communities to balance ICANN driven policy, redundant
agreements between entities such as RZM, IETF, and NRO, and operational
separation including that between Root key and L-ROOT management by either
organization respectively assures mutual dependency. Independent practice
to deter activity outside national acceptability, through resource record
specific, country level geolocated split zone capabilities, key to global
freedom in tandem, may be destigmatized in the global community by both
local support backed by national legal opinion and in respectfully
representative arbitration.

Consensus in global diversity is a function of acceptability due to local
norms. Global consensus is represented through regional consensus without
impediment to that local right of others. True freedom is that instilled
knowledge for effort to maximize value to others, with respect to their
values, that may then diversify into ideas that interact. That mutually
empowered exploration builds economic value for its pursuit through
prosperity. Opportunity to maximize individual contribution integral to the
progress of humanity results from diversity in access to equitably enabling
technologies. Those equitable enable means through technology by building
mutual consideration in transition to the future foundation to support
global Internet governance.

- Community Representative

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