From: "Admni" <admni@nic.ni>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Sat, Jul 8, 2006 11:58 AM
Subject: Fw: [LACTLD] 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.ni - Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria - is a public university in
charge of the domain name registrations under ccTLD .ni . We are member of the Country code Name Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) of ICANN. We are thankful that you allow us to make some comments.

NIC.ni 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.ni
Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria
www.nic.ni

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Marvin Castañeda
Director, Centro de Administracion NIC.NI
Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria
E-mail: admni@nic.ni marvin@nic.ni
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