At IcannWatch, Ted Byfield has taken up my brief comments on the ERC's Second Implementation Report and its suggestions about the GA's future. Bad enough, Ted gets much of this wrong: The ERC does indeed move into the right direction, as I wrote.
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A recent exchange of opinions on the GA mailing list sheds a spotlight onto the fact that ICANN's mission is not yet clearly specified, even this deep into the reform process. More precisely, the ERC's output so far doesn't seem to provide the criteria needed to decide whether or not certain implementation details are a good idea in order to implement ICANN's mission.
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In a posting to the GA, Stuart Lynn responds to a planned Names Council resolution on ICANN's (or, for that matter, IANA's) demand to get zone file access to ccTLDs' zones before any changes concerning these ccTLDs are made to the root zone. According to the ccTLDs, IANA's current practice is threatening stability. According to Lynn, it's not.
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