From: Hartmut Richard Glaser <glaser@nic.br>
To: "Ms. Fiona Alexander" <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Fri, Jul 7, 2006 9:54 AM
Subject: Comments on DNS Transition - Docket No. 060519136-6136-01

To
Ms. Fiona Alexander
Office of International Affairs
National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Department of Commerce, US Government

NIC.br - Brazilian Network Information Center - is the non-for-profit
brazilian organization in charge of the domain name registrations
under ccTLD .br and is also the NIR - National Internet Registry for
the distribution of IP numbers to brazilian entities.

NIC.br is a multistakeholder organization, having is its composition
a majority of non-governamental representatives (9 from Government and
12 from Private/non-gov/Academic sectors).

NIC.br is a member of the Country Code Name Supporting Organisation
(ccNSO) of ICANN.

Regarding the NTIA Notice of Inquiry we appreciate the opportunity to
make some comments.

NIC.br shares the views expressed by its regional organization LACTLD
and submits following comments.

We strongly support the internationalized multi-stakeholder bottom-up
model. And we certainly do not support any models subordinated to a
specific government or governments.

We expect to see the next stage of the ICANN transition at the conclusion
of the current MoU this year.

ICANN should continue its evolution and, in our view, should remain
organizationally and financially stable and mature.

ICANN must improve its internationalization. Having regional liaisons is
just the first step. It's needed to foster regional participation from
all the stakeholders in every region to strengthen ICANN legitimacy.

It is important to further internationalize ICANN particularly to make it
less captive of the rules of only one jurisdiction. The US government needs
to lessen its perceived and actual influence on day-to-day operations of
ICANN and its role with the DNS, especially the IANA functions.

Furthermore, ICANN must encourage Governments participation into the GAC -
Government Advisory Committee.

We believe that in the new scenario where the US Government has
transitioned
the Domain Name System and the control of the Root updating to ICANN, now
as an independent and international organization, it will be possible to
dismiss the 'US centric' perception of many stakeholders, between them
some governments, and move swiftly toward a secure and fast growing
Internet.

Respectfully submitted,

NIC.br
Brazilian Network Information Center
Núcleo de Informação e Coordenação do Ponto BR
www.cgi.br
www.nic.br