|No.||Recommendation||Recipient||Thematic Group Source||Assignees||Status|
|5||ICANN should examine how best to ensure that end-users remain at the heart of the accountability process in all aspects pertaining to the transition of stewardship of the IANA function.||ICANN Board; ICANN Staff; ICANN Community||TG1|
- Could feed into ICANN accountability process and the work of At-Large IANA issues WG.
- It is a very important recommendation. Are we pushing enough to strengthen the position of the end users (this concerns the question of civil society and the role of ALAC/At-Large)? It seems that we haven't pushed CCWG-Accountability to fully address those questions and consider the position of end users.
- The ALAC/At-Large have been advocating for end users to balance the power of other interested parties, and will continue to do so.
- We are not in the position to say that the end user rights are more important than other rights.
- Should the ALAC advocate that the end users' concerns trump other concerns? Yes, in some cases, users should take dominance; but not all the time.
- The needs of users may not be so much different from the needs of other parties. For example, regarding IANA stewardship transition, there is almost 100% overlap between the interests of registries and the interests of users in terms of the operational aspect of IANA functions.
- Assignees shall evaluate the implementation of this recommendation pending the outcome (i.e. final report) of the CCWG-Accountability.
- We cannot say that the recommendation has already been implemented.
- End users are at the heart of the accountability process, but have limited knowledge and influence in the process.
The Empowered Community (EC) model in WS1 will empower end users to hold ICANN accountable; the Proposal has been ratified and passed to NTIA, pending review from the Congress
At-Large Community members to participate in WS2 more proactively to make greater influence