Re: [apnic-talk] IANA Globalization Progress

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    • Subject: Re: [apnic-talk] IANA Globalization Progress
    • From: MAEMURA Akinori <maem at nic dot ad dot jp>
    • Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:12:29 +0900
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        I know this is very late response for your request for the EC to clarify.  Apologies.
        At Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:41:35 -0700
        In message <CF4CC73D.85D7D%myamanis at japan-telecom dot com>
           "Re: [apnic-talk] IANA Globalization Progress"
           "Masato Yamanishi <myamanis at japan-telecom dot com>" wrote:
        | Pranesh and All,
        | While I'm not new to APNIC, I have same question/concern.
        | Can EC clarify it?
        Montevideo Statement was crafted among the I* CEOs in the situation, as Tony has already told, with very limited time allowance with very quick moves at that time, and so was the I*'s reaction to NTIA statement.
        Technically speaking on the basis of our governing provisions, the Executive Council has function to act on behalf of the Members in the interval between AGMs, and to manage the activities, functions and affairs of APNIC.
        More practically, the EC represents the Membership to manage APNIC's activity, and need to comply the will of the Membership, sometimes with the broader community.  
        We have the power to authorise the activity by DG and Secretariat for the Membership, but need to synchronise our thought on the authorization with the Membership.
        That is why we set a timeslot to discuss the Internet Governance issue in the AMM this time, after we announced our support for Montevideo Statement in January.
        It was great to see very active discussion there, and that it triggered the continued discussion on line.
        As Masato points out, now Paul is more engaged in the activity of coordination among our fellow organizations and ITU arena, which is based on the EC's authorization.  We authorize becuase we think it needed.
        I understand it looks like politics game with little thing, if not nothing, to do with Members' own business.
        However from the viewpoint of a company whose business is serving community with Internet Resource, one of which is APNIC, it is really important to address the risk of unwanted non-viable arrangement and to have people with other stakes understand our position.
        Moreover, as already mentioned, the forthcoming couple of years are quite crucial stage for us to keep our healthy business environment.
        That's why we authorize these activities by Secretariat, and what we need to have you understand.
        As we have many things to come, Director General and the EC will have more communication each other to consider these actions, than we have already been doing.
        I know, through my own business, that how Internet Governance issues are difficult for people (e.g. of tech community) to realize,  I am still on the way to find how I can couple the issue we confront adequately with community's interest.
        The EC needs to have the Membership's support with well-informed consent, and of course we need to change our thought just in case we found it was not of the Membership and community, and I hope the current discussion will valuable for the purpose.
        MAEMURA Akinori, my own hat on, but I am sure the EC well sheres these points
        | Rgs,
        | Masato Yamanishi
        | On 14/03/14 23:01, "Pranesh Prakash" <pranesh at cis-india dot org> wrote:
        | >Tony Smith [2014-03-14 21:42]:
        | >> As I'm sure you appreciate, the news from the US has just arrived this
        | >>morning and a lot of the details are still coming to light. We're
        | >>planning to prepare something that explains what this development means
        | >>in more detail when more information is confirmed.
        | >
        | >I'm sorry, but I'm new to APNIC's lists.
        | >
        | >Was there any consultation within APNIC before APNIC's leader's name was
        | >added to this statement?  Could you also point me towards the community
        | >consultation / mailing list discussions that took place before the
        | >Montevideo Declaration was signed as something APNIC endorsed?
        | >
        | >> But for now, we wanted to alert everyone to this news and the fact
        | >>consultation will begin in our region in Singapore.
        | >
        | >Could you outline the intra-APNIC consultations (i.e., not the ICANN
        | >consultations about which ICANN's published a document) that will take
        | >place with regard to this?  Which mailing list will these discussions be
        | >directed towards?
        | >
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        | >Pranesh Prakash
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