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    Dear DoC & Congress: It's 2004. Do You Know Where Your ICANN Is? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 3 comments | Search Discussion
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    A White Paper Promise Fulfilled
    by George Matrox on Friday February 20 2004, @03:56PM (#13010)
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    I'm missing part of the logic of your argument. Your argument starts from ICANN's movement toward setting up office in Brussels and concludes with a warning to Europeans that a Brussels office will decrease ICANN's accountability to Europeans. That surprising leap from premise to conclusion seems to flow from a viewpoint that by listening to more interests ICANN will become less accountable.

    To the contrary, to become properly accountable to the entire global community--as the White Paper promised over five years ago--ICANN needs to establish the mechanisms to fully involve interested parties throughout the world. Offices in Europe (and I hope in Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Africa) are an important step toward realizing the promise. I assume that's why the US Government strongly supported ICANN's establishment of offices in other regions in connection with the recent WSIS summit.

    Also, it is wrong to assert that Europeans "want the US out of this"; what Europeans (and others) want is to be full participants with ICANN, sharing with the US responsibility for setting policies for those things ICANN coordinates.

    *George
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