30 November, 2010

Comments from the Government of Norway

Interesting set of ATRT comments from the Government of Norway:
  • According to the ICANN Bylaws, the Board members are obliged to act in the interest of the global Internet community but they are not accountable in the normal meaning of the word.  This especially applies to the Board members selected by the NomCom.  In our view it could be argued that this system indicates that there is insufficient accountability and perhaps even a shortage of classical democracy within ICANN.
  •  Norway is of the opinion that the present practice of communication between the GAC and the ICANN Board handling the GAC advice is not very good.
  • With reference to the recommendations by the President's Strategy Committee, we strongly believe that ICANN should continue to explore the ways in which an international legal entity could be established.

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