The ICANN quarter meeting, at the end of March, in Rio de Janeiro was the moment of ending the process of reform of the contract last year. Of course, you can’t ignore the calls, more and more urgent from the International Union of Telecommunications toward the ccTLDs but by the moment, the sharers in the ICANN meeting “simply said thanks” to this ONU branch representatives who could see that the Californian organization, so far to be buried, had still a lot for surprising.
At first place and with a new president in place of Stuart Lynn, this last was the initial responsible of the ICANN “evolution and reforming” process, but now the Australian Paul Twomey is who will have to carry out this process ! If the ICANN press assistants emphasized the fact of Mr. Twomey is the first “non American” who leads the ICANN, he isn’t nevertheless a newcomer since he commanded, until last year, the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), the representative organism of the Governments from different countries that used Internet in the ICANN ! This naming made to hiss some teeth in the corridors of Rio, but this didn’t avoid that the management counsel officially might confirm the “ICANN 2.0” project, very ambitious.
As Vint Cerf, the Management Counsel President and TCO/IP protocol’s father declared “the ICANN must be opened each time more to the world, even to the non-industrialized countries”. The stressed domain names had to be only the first step to get this objective, the organization decided to have an equipment of wide band. A press communication was sent on Sunday, April, 6. It asked for people who knew Internet, with an open mind and good will” in order to be in charge of new positions, particularly, in the Management Counsel and in the “-------@Committee” who, supposedly, must represent, in an effective way, the physical people that use Internet, and until then, you, the ones that are the big absents in this organization.
If you are interested in, beat here ! http://www.icann.org/committees/nom- comm/formal-call-05apr03.htm
JCV & SB