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Re: [alac] WSIS agenda

  • To: John L <johnl@xxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [alac] WSIS agenda
  • From: Vittorio Bertola <vb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 18:30:43 +0100

John L ha scritto:
Since ICANN has done such a bad job on the issues it has tried to deal with, like i18n domain names, I agree.

But a more competent ICANN would be a fine place to convene discussions to address Net issues, even if the work to be done isn't ICANN's. For example, the London Action Plan on spam is an ad-hoc group mostly of government consumer agencies. If ICANN had reasonable relationships with governments, ICANN would have been the right place to convene that group, even though very little of what they do directly affects DNS.

I've thought this in the past for a number of issues, but apparently ICANN doesn't want and doesn't have the "organizational culture" to do it. Whether the new forum will be able to do it, it's still to be understood - I hope so.
In any case, it has often been said that the Forum should piggyback on existing Internet Governance meetings... even if now it seems that there's a rush to host it "ad hoc" (Greece already formally obtained the first meeting, and the Brazilian Minister Gilberto Gil declared in public they want to get it for 2007).
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