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eNACSO EU Project - Response to consultation on enhancing accountability

  • To: "comments-ccwg-accountability-03aug15@xxxxxxxxx" <comments-ccwg-accountability-03aug15@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: eNACSO EU Project - Response to consultation on enhancing accountability
  • From: "Frinchi, Flaminia" <flaminia.frinchi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:10:37 +0000


We refer to your request for comments in respect of CCWG-Accountability 2nd 
Draft Proposal on Work Stream 1 Recommendations 

In particular we refer to paragraph 187. It reads as follows:

ICANN shall have no power to act other than in accordance with, and as 
reasonably appropriate to achieve its Mission. Without in any way limiting the 
foregoing absolute prohibition, ICANN shall not engage in or use its powers to 
attempt the regulation of services that use the Internet's unique identifiers, 
or the content that they carry or provide.

The language of the paragraph as a whole is not very clear but of special 
concern is the part highlighted in yellow.

Potentially such wording is hugely restricting and limiting. Take the example 
of domains that are heavily and repeatedly associated with the distribution of 
child pornography or other activities associated with child exploitation. As we 
read it, assuming it were possible to utilize unique identifiers  to reduce the 
incidence of such activity ICANN would deliberately and forever deny itself the 
possibility of so doing. That cannot be right.

For further information don't hesitate to contact us

Best regards,

Flaminia Frinchi

[eNACSO logo 5]IV Coordinator
Save the Children Italy Onlus
Via Volturno, 58-00185 Rome - Italy
Tel.: +39 06 480 700 32
Skype: flaminia.frinchi

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