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    ICANN Moving to Up-Scale UN Community - To Hide ??
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 17 2006, @10:58AM (#16775)
    ICANN Moving to Up-Scale UN Community - To Hide ??

    Now that ICANN is more than fully funded, their
    strategy can change to protecting their cash cows
    and HIDING from public scrutiny. What better place
    to do that than a major meat-space community, like
    the UN.

    ICANN can direct public opinion at the new group
    of self-appointed stuffed shirts, and laugh all
    the way to the bank. The new "spin" will be,
    "The UN Community Made ICANN Do It". That will
    add one more group to the endless
    run-around-games that the digerati use to
    distract the public.

    Cerf will of course be wheeled-in (literally)
    from time to time to allow people to kiss his
    ring. The new mantra will be, "of course ICANN is
    legitamate, look !! it has the backing of the
    United Nations."

    List of members

    Chairman

    Desai, Nitin

    Delhi/Mumbai - Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

    Members

    Agrawala, Pankaj

    Delhi - Joint Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

    Akinsanmi, Titilayo

    Johannesburg - Programme Manager, SchoolNet Africa; Global Facilitator of the WSIS Youth Caucus

    Akplogan, Adiel

    Port Louis - Chief Executive Officer, Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa - AfriNIC

    Al-Shatti, Qusai

    Kuwait City - Deputy Chairman of Kuwait Information Technology Society (KITS)

    Bayramov, Ayaz

    Baku - Head of Department for International Relations and Cooperation with NGOs, Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies

    Bicalho, José

    Brasilia - Member of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee; Advisor to the Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel)

    Clarke, Trevor

    Geneva - Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations Office at Geneva

    Daftardar, Abdullah M.

    Riyadh - Senior Executive, Communications and Information Technology Commission

    Dardailler, Daniel

    Nice - Associate Chair for Europe, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); Member, Board of Directors, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

    D’Costa, Valerie

    Singapore - International Director, Info-Communication Development Authority, Singapore

    Diop Diagne, Ndeye Maimouna

    Dakar - Directrice des NTIC, Ministčre des Postes, Télécommunications et Nouvelles Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (NTIC)

    Disspain, Chris

    Carlton - Victoria, Chair, Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council; Chief Executive Officer, .au Registry

    Echeberría, Raúl

    Montevideo - Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC)

    El-Nawawy, Mohamed

    Cairo - Chairman and Managing Director, TE Data

    Fältström, Patrik

    Stockholm - Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems; Member, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF); Member, Swedish Government Information Technology Policy and Strategy Group

    Gallagher, Michael D.

    Washington D.C. - Chairman of the Communications Group, Perkins Coie LLC

    Graham, Bill

    Ottawa - Director, International Telecommunication Policy and Coordination, Industry Canada

    Gross, Robin D.

    San Francisco, California - Executive Director, IP Justice

    Hassan, Ayesha

    Paris - Senior Policy Manager, e-Business, Information Technology, and Telecoms, Executive in charge of Information and Communication Technology Policy, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

    Hellmonds, Peter

    Munich - Vice President, Public and International Affairs, Siemens AG

    Hofmann, Jeanette

    Berlin - Researcher, Social Science Research Center

    Iriarte, Erick

    Lima - Executive Director, Alfa-Redi

    Kafi, Abdullah

    Dacca - Managing Director, J A N Associates Limited; former President, Bangladesh Computer Society

    Kārkliņš, Jānis

    Geneva - Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations Office at Geneva

    Katoh, Masanobu

    Tokyo - Corporate Vice President; President, Law and Intellectual Property Unit and Security Export Control Headquarters, Fujitsu Limited

    Katundu, Michael

    Nairobi - Principal Officer, Information Technology Communications Commission

    Khan, Masood

    Geneva - Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Office at Geneva

    Kovács, Kálmán

    Budapest - Minister of Informatics and Communications

    Lohento, Gemma Brice (Ken)

    Dakar - Panos Institute West Africa, Coordinator, Center for International information and communication technology Policies for Central and West Africa (CIPACO)

    Markovski, Veni

    Sofia - Chair of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee; Member, Board of Directors, ICANN

    Oliver, Colin

    Canberra - General Manager, International Communications, Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

    Papadatos, George

    Athens – Minister Plenipotentiary, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Peake, Adam

    Tokyo - Executive Research Fellow/Associate Professor, Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan

    Pisanty, Alejandro

    Mexico City - Director of Computing Academic Services, Universidad Autónoma de México; Director ISOC Mexico; Vice Chair, Board of Directors, ICANN

    Quaynor, Nii

    Accra - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Network Computer Systems; President, Internet Society of Ghana

    Sha'ban, Charles

    Amman - Executive Director, Regional Office, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP)

    Shears, Matthew

    Copenhagen - Director of Public Policy, Internet Society (ISOC)

    Sierra, Colombo

    Buenos Aires - Chief of Cabinet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Singer, Christian

    Vienna - Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Transportation

    Slizen, Vitaliy

    Moscow - Head of Department, Information and Communication Ministry

    Swinehart, Theresa

    Marina del Rey, California - Vice President, Global and Strategic Partnerships, ICANN

    Taylor, Emily

    Oxford - Nominet (.uk), Director of Legal and Policy

    Wessberg, Arne

    Helsinki - President, European Broadcasting Union (EBU); President, International Institute of Communication

    Xiaokun, Yang

    Geneva - First Secretary, Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva

    Zangl, Peter

    Brussels - Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for Information Society and Media, European Commission
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    Re:ICANN Moving to Up-Scale UN Community - To Hide
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 17 2006, @11:48AM (#16777)
    Robert Shaw, internet adviser to the Geneva-based International Telecommunication Union, says countries are putting a higher priority on accessibility in their own language than on the "pure" Icann notion of a seamless global internet.

    So far, the development of IDNs outside Icann has not compromised global interconnectivity because they relate to country domains, like .cn (China) or jp (Japan), where addresses are allocated at a national level based on numbers assigned by Icann.

    But in March this year China announced that it was creating Chinese language versions not only of cn but also of "top level" domains such as .com and .net that are ostensibly the preserve of Icann. Arab countries, Israel and Iran also have plans for IDN versions of top- level domains.

    This has increased pressure on Icann to devolve these addressing decisions to regional or local bodies familiar with the language, Mr Shaw said.

    http://news.ft.com/cms/s/c51879de-e1d9-11da-bf4c-0 000779e2340,s01=1.html
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]


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