[CRISP-TEAM] Number community statement in CCWG engagement session

Nurani Nimpuno nurani at netnod.se
Mon Oct 19 17:18:42 CEST 2015

Hi all,

Please find below the text I used as a base for my statement in the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Engagement Session I today, on behalf of the number community.

The text was drafted by Izumi and me, but I must admit I interpreted it very liberally at the microphone. :)

Kind regards,


Nurani Nimpuno, Head of Outreach & Communications, Netnod       
<nurani at netnod.se>                   http://www.netnod.se

Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

My name is Nurani Nimpuno, I am the vice chair of CRISP, the group representing the number community in the IANA Stewardship transition process. 

Thank you for this opportunity to engage in and contribute to the CCWG-Accountability work. 

We in the number community are encouraged to see the tremendous effort of the CCWG, in particular the progress made in the last week here in Dublin. 

In this process, there has been a lot of focus on the different needs of the different operational communities, and the emphasis has often been on how different they are. But we are all one community, and we are all in this process together. We all depend on each other to achieve a successful transition of the IANA stewardship.

As a longstanding member of the number community, I sympathise with, and support, the need for this part of the community to be empowered. This community is entitled to it.

It is the right of this community, and it is also very much consistent with the values of bottom-up, community driven, decision-making model, that has fundamental in the Internet technical community. It is, what we in the broader Internet governance context, call the multistakeholder model.

I have not personally been involved in the work of the CCWG-Accountability work. However drawing from my experience in the number community, while we often attempt to achieve "the perfect model", the focus should be on achieving sufficient community empowerment. 

Just like you, the number community has put in an enormous amount of time, efforts and commitment into this process. We are ready and we want to move forward. And just like you have the right to get a working, accountable governance model, the broader community has the right to achieve a timely and successful transition.  

As you move forward in this coming period, I urge you to be conscious of the broader needs of this community. This group has made enormous progress, especially in the last few days. Please don’t lose that momentum. 

We are confident that all parts of the Internet community can achieve adequate empowerment. And we are confident that we together can achieve a successful transition of the IANA Stewardship. Now we just need to make it happen.

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