The escalation issue may require more drafting work. Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice and vice chair for policy coordination in ICANN’s Business Constituency (BC), said the process must be better spelled out to increase the chances of solving issues before separation becomes necessary, because separation risks intergovernmental capture of the IANA functions.
“While the BC understands the need to plan for potential separation of IANA functions from ICANN, we reiterate our hope that ICANN’s board would remedy problems with IANA operations before separation became necessary,” DelBianco said. “The unprecedented process of separating IANA functions from ICANN could invite intergovernmental organizations to demand ‘their turn’ once ICANN had proved unsatisfactory.”
Posted 09/10/2015 | Media Hits