The ICANN 44th meeting is just around the corner and few days ago, the applications of new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) has been revealed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). But the question remained: what are the next challenges? The white paper "Making ICANN Relevant, Responsive and Respected (R3)", which recently just made available for the public, has the answer.
Mr. Jean-Jacques Subrenat, one of the co-authors of the paper stated on his blogpost :
Making ICANN Relevant, Responsive and Respected (R3) sets out to identify the main challenges facing the Internet community, especially in ICANN, and offers recommendations in each of the areas explored.The six co-authors, who hail from various parts of the world, consider that we have entered a period of significant change (introduction of new gTLDs, uncertainty about the attribution of the IANA function, appointment of ICANN's next CEO). By making their "R3" paper widely available online just a few days before the ICANN-44 meeting in Prague, the co-authors hope to contribute to the widening debate on "where do we go from here?"
picture: Reveal day of gTLDs, source: icann.org