Dyson argues for global political Internet parties.
I am very pessimistic about such an idea and I think it is well in line with ICANNs previous work, thus utterly flawed and naive. This is a great idea as such - world democracy seems like a utopia, but I can not see it happen overnight - if ever. In my opinion it is time for a more realistic approach to the domain name regulation. Why not use one of the current more or less global organizations or treaties and expand them with domain names? The function as such is needed, but it should be moved to a less flawed organization that has true accountability, transparency and is representative of the international community.
When it comes to ICANNs role as such, or the function of ICANN, I do not see it beeing expanded in any way. As stated by Larry Lessig:
"ICANN's role is to be a tiny, coordinating body for technical standards made elsewhere; its function is to assure those standards sustaing and support the stability and diversity of the Internet."
What are your views on this?