From: Francisco Obispo <fobispo@nic.ve>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>, "jordi.palet@consulintel.es, Asamblea general de LACTLD" <ag@lactld.org>
Date: Tue, Jul 11, 2006 7:10 PM
Subject: .VE Comments on DNS Transition, Docket No. 060519136-6136-01

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

We appreciate the opportunity to make comments about your Notice of Inquiry, and our opinion is as follows:

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,

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Francisco Jose Obispo Semidey
Jefe de Oficina de NIC-VE (.VE)
Centro Nacional de Tecnologías de Información
Caracas-Venezuela