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[rpd] [Community-Discuss] Controversial anti-shutdown policy discussed at RIPE
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Sat May 13 08:35:07 UTC 2017
On May 12, 2017, 9:04 PM +0200, Ish Sookun <ish at lsl.digital>, wrote:
> On 12/05/17 13:33, Tutu Ngcaba wrote:
> > Only the Icann chairs is saying will support in that ripe video. But he is
> > not aware of challenges like why internet is such reason behind like
> > polical ones which is not technical.
> Are you saying the the ICANN chair is wrong?
What Steve Crocker said during the RIPE meeting was not wrong: ICANN is a multi-stakeholder organization, the ccNSO would probably be the place a policy about punishing governments by removing ccTLDs from the root would be initiated, and if someone wants to pursue a policy proposal, regardless of how unlikely it will be to reach consensus within the community, the ICANN organization will facilitate: that is the role of the ICANN organization.
However, what Tutu appears to imply, namely that Steve or ICANN supports or endorses the anti-shutdown proposal, is simply wrong. Having spoken with Steve here in Madrid at the ICANN DNS Symposium just a few minutes ago, I can assure you he is NOT supportive of the proposal.
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