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Round table discussion on " IANA Transition & ICANN Accountability Process and India's position "

Title : Round table discussion on " IANA Transition & ICANN Accountability Process and India's position "
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Venue: Silver Oak Hall

The Round Table Discussion on the “IANA Transition & ICANN Accountability Process and India’s Position” was held on 30th May, 2015.

Over 95 participants from different stakeholder communities of India viz., Industry, Industry Associations, Academia, Civil Society, Lawyers, Consultants, Government, Students, etc. participated in the discussion. 

Besides there were over 25 remote participants not only from different cities of India (such as Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Indore, Trivandrum, etc.) but also, members of ISOC Chapters from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, who joined remotely.

The salient features of the study on the Indian Perspective on IANA Stewardship Transition were shared with the audience. The Chair, Dr. Ajay Kumar, shared a brief overview on the importance of participation of India in this discussion.

During the discussion the participants acknowledged the following needs:

  • Stakeholders from India need to be more proactive and participative.
  • The issues  related to Internet Stability and Security; clarity in the  jurisdiction of ICANN; Accountability and transparency of ICANN and IANA Operator and Standards,  need to be prioritized:

The participants also raised concerns regarding:

·         The lack of clarity on notion of 'community'

·         The CWG Draft 2  being  too different from Draft 1

·         CCWG Accountability draft is complex

·         Lack of in-depth discussion on jurisdiction of ICANN especially, US jurisdiction of ICANN

·         Unrealistic timelines of IANA transition and ICANN Accountability

·         Language is a barrier in the public consultation process

·         No clarity about replacement of outgoing CEO of ICANN

Some suggestions made by the participants included: 

  • Encourage collaboration at regional level to share concerns and build views, and to evolve best practices;
  • Leverage India’s huge potential derived from its participation in protocols and standards development;
  • Lay emphasis on  accountability track including financial accountability of ICANN, and use of proceeds from new gTLD auctions;
  • Focus on accountability of not just ICANN, but also contributors to IETF, RIRs, National Names and Number Registries and other players including respective staff and secretariats;
  • Promote greater ICANN engagement through more face to face meetings across the world;
  • Prioritize on the core guiding principles of security, stability and resilience in all the discussions;
  • Ensure focus of internet governance on interests of internet users/consumers. 


Date: 30-5-2015