ICANN posts status report on ccNSO

ICANN has posted a status report on the formation of the ccNSO assistance group (which carries a date of September 13 – for whatever reason). The status report characterizes the group (which includes individuals with a large variety of backgrounds…

ICANN has posted a status report on the formation of the ccNSO assistance group (which carries a date of September 13 – for whatever reason). The status report characterizes the group (which includes individuals with a large variety of backgrounds) as providing the ERC “with additional qualified and experienced hands and minds to help complete its work”. This particular assistance group’s job seems to be the “creation, structure and operation of the ccNSO”. The obvious reaction is most likely to ask why this entire thing isn’t left to the current ccTLD constituency. That reaction does, however, miss the blueprint’s design goal for a ccNSO: “The CNSO is not intended to be just an elevated ccTLD constituency, but is rather a policy-development body.” The composition of the assistance group is certainly in line with that objective. However, it’s not at all clear why even the ccTLDs’ “representatives” (not really) to this group were appointed. Alf Hansen (.no) offers some thoughts on this. (BTW, the GA is amazingly useful today.)