Outreach Task Force
Hi, as reader of the ICANN blog I get the impression that this is yet another case of an ICANN committee forming a WG resulting in a PDF proposing to form another committee... In my opinion you could achieve more global outreach by simply producing (English) Internet-Drafts eventually published as informational RFCs, for a relevant example compare RFC 6055. There are already various "RFC streams" as explained in the "Tao of IETF" (quoted by your paper), and maybe ICANN should get its own "stream". Discuss this with the IAB, that's why there is an IAB "above" IESG/IETF/IRTF/RFC-editor. Like ISOC you could then create your own journal featuring relevant RFCs -- not limited to RFCs produced by ICANN, but still with a bias on topics relevant for ICANN, e.g., IDNA. For academic audiences a journal is always fine; and for your global outreach efforts the journal can be published in all languages supported by ICANN.