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Omissions from draft ICANN Strategic Plan

  • To: stratplan-2007@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Omissions from draft ICANN Strategic Plan
  • From: "Edward Hasbrouck" <edward@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 15:36:56 -0800

According to the cover letter on page 3 of the draft ICANN Strategic Plan, 
"The development of this draft plan has been based on consultation with 
the community through workshops at ICANN meetings."

This claim is false.  The posted draft is not "based on consultation with 
the community."  In fact, the draft ignores almost all of the comments and 
suggestions made by interested members of the community.

The posted draft incorporates *none* of the comments or results of the 
ongoing "consultation" on transparency and accountability principles, even 
though those were supposed to be included in the Strategic Plan.

The posted draft does not reflect community consensus, and should not be 
adopted without substantial changes to reflect community consensus.

In particular, an ICANN Strategic Plan should not be adopted unless:

(1) It explicitly acknowledges, as part of the "Key challenges for ICANN", 
(A) transparency, (B) accountability, and (C) perceived lack of legitimacy 
of ICANN in the opinion of a large portion of the Internet user community.


(2) It includes in its "Strategic Objectives" concrete actions to address 
these challenges of transparency, accountability, and legitimacy, as were 
suggested in prior comments (ignored by ICANN) on the strategic plan and 
on the transparency and accountability principles to be included in it:




Edward Hasbrouck

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