Re: [Internetgovtech] Cross community

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Wed, 23 July 2014 21:24 UTC

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Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:24:56 +1200
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On 24/07/2014 09:15, Avri Doria wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On 23-Jul-14 16:43, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> It would be absurd to define new mechanisms if the existing ones are
>> fully satisfactory.
> 
> ah the old 'if it ain't broke' conundrum.
> 
> Thing is, while it is not broken for some, it is broken for others.
> 
> For me, as an example at this point, I see breakage on things like the
> self established ability of the IETF to unilaterally decide that a
> protocol mandates removing labels from the list of available TLD labels.

Can you be specific, since I really don't what you mean?

> 
> As a long time participant in the IETF, I see how natural this decision
> is for the the IETF and a part of me cheers at the simplicity of this
> solution for any number of issues.
> 
> As a member of the ICANN GNSO Council I am outraged at the idea because
> it is a policy decision that the technical arm of the enterprise has no
> business making.
> 
> To whom is the IETF accountable in making this decision?  Just itself?

What does that have to do with ICANN or IANA accountability?

    Brian