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  • To: comments-ccwg-accountability-draft-proposal-04may15@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Comments
  • From: "Sue Randel" <suerandel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 23:44:49 +0200

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">I applaud 
the work of the ccwg-accountability team and appreciate the opportunity to 
comment.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">Your 
proposal to replace the current US government backstop on IANA function 
oversight by empowering ICANN&#39;s current membership structure is both simple 
and efficient.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">The past few 
years of mismanagement inside ICANN have demonstrated a necessity to place such 
overriding powers outside of the management and board.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">Your 
framework offers a mechanism to not only fix the problems of inexperienced or 
mismatched (with mission/core values) management but to also shine a brighter 
light on internal operations to improve much needed transparency.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">From the 
inside looking out, ICANN&#39;s failures all seemed to be due to the general 
lack of experience with the community and Internet governance diplomacy from 
those at the helm.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">This has led 
to multiple breaches and errors in judgment and short sighted decisions that 
have caused the exodus of key talent from IANA operations and a &quot;circle 
the wagons&quot;, &quot;hire only [inexperienced] friends&quot;,stop work, 
&quot;hide everything&quot; disease in the organization - instead of 
transparent and responsible operations.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">Current 
articles on ICANN&#39;s strong push to get the IFO assigned to it forever 
should give us all pause. This odd behavior is in line with what I had observed 
inside.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">With the 
ability to recall the board or dismiss individual board members as well as 
directly effect board/management/staff decisions on strategic plans and budget, 
the community will finally have an effective recourse to such self-serving 
behavior.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">Furthermore, 
enshrining a mechanism for the community to veto or approve ICANN&#39;s bylaws, 
mission, commitments and core values is an excellent way to ensure ICANN only 
attracts the right talent in the board and executive levels.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">Your 
detailed work on the bylaws is most welcome as they have long needed updating 
to align with what ICANN actually does and be strengthened to limit mission 
creep...and to ensure ICANN&#39;s decisions are for public benefit - not just a 
particular set of stakeholders or ICANN itself.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">I believe 
your proposals made in the Report will solve the numerous problems extending up 
and down the current and future management chains, ensuring accountability, and 
going a long way to making the multstakeholder experiment succeed and become a 
model for others.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">Now for the 
Questions.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">1a 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">1b 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">2 I believe 
the thresholds proposed are sufficient at this time.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">3a 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">3b 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">4a 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">4b 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">5a 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">5b 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">6 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">7 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">8 
YES</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">9 
none</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">10 para 191 
is reasonable as a start. We should have the ability to change later.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">11a 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">11b 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">12a 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">12b 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">13a 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">13b 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">14a 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">14b 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">15a 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">15b 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">16a 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">16b 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">17a 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">17b 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">18a 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">18b 
yes</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">19 
none</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, 
serif">paragraphs:</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">406 Although 
it may be out of scope, a 6th stress test category might be capture of root 
zone by ITU or other body. As there is no legal or technical barrier to such an 
event - only reputation and political (e.g. arising from para 499). Thus far 
the US government has provided political cover from this. I see para 596 
attempts to address but may be insufficient.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">452-454 PTI 
should be forced to publish any audit results in full (e.g.SOC2) and have 
separate legal advisors from ICANN. e.g., para 549.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">581, 657 - 
and reputation loss that could lead to capture.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">585 
YES!</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">613 From 
past community discussions, if community driven, an &quot;ICANN 
foundation&quot; may be a desirable outcome.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">663 
YES!</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">707,708 
YES!</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, 
serif">Regards,</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">Sue 
Randel</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">Former 
contracting staff in fear of retaliation.</font></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Liberation Serif, serif">(A whistle 
blower protection element in the Bylaws would force much greater transparency 
into the organization as well.)</font></p>

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