From: Hartmut Richard Glaser <email@example.com>
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
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
brazilian organization in charge of the domain name registrations
under ccTLD .br and is also the NIR - National Internet
the distribution of IP numbers to brazilian entities.
NIC.br is a multistakeholder organization, having is
a majority of non-governamental representatives (9 from
12 from Private/non-gov/Academic sectors).
NIC.br is a member of the Country Code Name Supporting
(ccNSO) of ICANN.
Regarding the NTIA Notice of Inquiry we appreciate the
make some comments.
NIC.br shares the views expressed by its regional organization
and submits following comments.
We strongly support the internationalized multi-stakeholder
model. And we certainly do not support any models subordinated
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,
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
all the stakeholders in every region to strengthen ICANN
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
ICANN and its role with the DNS, especially the IANA
Furthermore, ICANN must encourage Governments participation
into the GAC -
Government Advisory Committee.
We believe that in the new scenario where the US Government
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,
some governments, and move swiftly toward a secure and
Brazilian Network Information Center
Núcleo de Informação e Coordenação
do Ponto BR