ccTLDs to Cerf: Is ICP-1 policy? (updated)

Peter Dengate Thrush has sent a message to ICANN chairman Vint Cerf and to the GA mailing list in which he asks a couple of questions on the status of ICP-1, and points to the ccTLDs’ response to the ERC’s Blueprint for ICANN Reform.In his respons…

Peter Dengate Thrush has sent a message to ICANN chairman Vint Cerf and to the GA mailing list in which he asks a couple of questions on the status of ICP-1, and points to the ccTLDs’ response to the ERC’s Blueprint for ICANN Reform.

In his response, Cerf claims that ICP-1 is simply a statement of long-standing practice and doesn’t seem to represent new policy. ICP-1 makes explicit a way to implement the policy outlined in RFC 1591 but doesn’t appear to create new policy, as I understand it. The response does not address Thrush’s comments about ICANN’s zone transfer requirement.