Re: [gtld-council] Regarding scope for recommendation 20
>> Where in ICANN's mandate is it authorized to regulate in >> areas that are not tied to technical or legal requirements? > In many places: Section 1. MISSION 3. Coordinates policy development reasonably and appropriately related to these technical functions. Section 2. CORE VALUES 6. Introducing and promoting competition in the registration of domain names where practicable and beneficial in the public interest. 10. Remaining accountable to the Internet community through mechanisms that enhance ICANN's effectiveness. 11. While remaining rooted in the private sector, recognizing that governments and public authorities are responsible for public policy and duly taking into account governments' or public authorities' recommendations.