From: "Edna Samudio de Jaen" <edna.samudio@utp.ac.pa>
To: "Ms. Fiona Alexander" <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Fri, Jul 7, 2006 12:22 PM
Subject: {Verificado} Comments on DNS Transition, Docket No. 060519136-6136-01

Panama, July 7, 2006

Ms. Fiona Alexander
Office of International Affairs
National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

NIC.pa - Panama Network Information Center, nominated NIC-Panama
(www.nic.pa), which is managed by the Technological University of Panama
(UTP) (www.utp.ac.pa) through the Panamanian Academic and Research National
Network (PANNet) (www.pannet.pa), is the panamanian academic and research
organization in charge of the domain name registrations under ccTLD .pa

NIC.pa have a multistakeholder Advisory Council, having is its composition a
majority of non-governamental representatives (2 from Government and
6 from Private/non-gov/Academic/Research sectors).

NIC.pa 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.pa 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 an 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
Government Advisory Committee (GAC).

Respectfully submitted,

Armando Jipsion
Director
armando.jipsion@utp.ac.pa

Edna Samudio de Jaen
Manager
edna.samudio@utp.ac.pa

NIC.pa
NIC-Panama
www.nic.pa / nic@nic.pa

Technological University of Panama (UTP)
www.utp.ac.pa

Panamanian Academic and Research National Network (PANNet)
www.pannet.pa

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