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    European Parliament to ICANN: Shape Up (and be Less US-Centric, Too) | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 2 comments | Search Discussion
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    Four questions to the EP rapporteur
    by alexander on Wednesday March 28 2001, @05:55AM (#457)
    User #22 Info | http://www.icannchannel.de
    Massimo Carraro MEP, the rapporteur of the European Parliament on the Commission's DNS policy communication, answered the following questions:

    The EP wants the .eu top level domain "as soon as possible" -- what do you see as the main advantages of a Dot-EU domain?
    This would mean to give all European Internet Users an instrument which is more familiar with them and nearer to them. This should help developing Internet more and more. The creation of Dot-Eu domain name gives Enterprises that wish to operate across the Internal market a specific European identification which will be recognized globally.

    You are demanding "the independence of ICANN from the US Government". Why do you think this is necessary and do you think it will be achieved in the foreseeable future?
    Why the independence of ICANN from the US Government? Because Internet
    is a worldwide instrument and if we want a function of global Net, it is not correct to think about an involvement of a Government, neither of the U.S Government, nor of the EU Commission, of course. It must be an organism absolutely independent from every political power. I think that this can be achieved also because this trend has been enforced by the U.S. Administration too. The European Commission should do the same.

    In its resolution, the EP calls for "a transparent membership process" and "democratically elected representatives". Currently, ICANN is studying whether the At Large membership will continue electing part
    of the Board of Directors. What would be your recommendation to ICANN?

    I do not have any particular recommendation, because ICANN is acting really well. The only thing I warmly suggest is to grant the participation of all continents in the ICANN Board of Directors.

    In general, the Parliament seems to be content with the way the
    Commission has dealt with this issue. Do you see room for improvement and if so, where?

    Generally speaking the EU Parliament agreed with the way the Commission has dealt with this issue. We have to be very careful and avoid that bureaucrats enter ICANN Management. We have to create homogeneous rules at European level for the Market development, but we do not have to have any interference by political or administrative Authorities in the ICANN Management.
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    Re: European Parliament to ICANN: Shape Up (and be
    by joppenheimer on Friday March 30 2001, @06:18AM (#464)
    User #5 Info | http://JudithOppenheimer.com
    Question #3 in the comment above ... In its resolution, the EP calls for "a transparent membership process" and "democratically elected representatives". Currently, ICANN is studying whether the At Large membership will continue electing part of the Board of Directors. What would be your recommendation to ICANN?

    Massimo Carraro MEP, the rapporteur of the European Parliament on the Commission's DNS policy communication, replies, "I do not have any particular recommendation, because ICANN is acting really well..."

    In which case, exactly what "transparent membership process" and "democratically elected representatives" is the EP referring to?

    Do we really need *more* ICANNish babble-speak mucking up the DNS?

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