ISOC-Bulgaria responds to ITU Questionnaire about Internet governance

ISOC – Bulgaria has responded to the ITU questionnaire.

Question 1:
What specific activities should be undertaken for ITU “to continue to take a significant role in international discussions and initiatives on the management of Internet domain names and addresses and other Internet resources within the mandate of ITU, taking into account future developments of the Internet, the purposes of the Union and the interests of its membership as expressed in its instruments, resolutions and decisions?”
comment1 : ITU should initiate into effective dialog with the existing structures dealing with management of domain names and addresses – mainly ICANN, IANA, IETF, ISOC, RIR, and others. ITU should encourage its members to engage with local ISOC chapters to work on those issues on a national level.

Question 2:
What specific activities should be undertaken “to take the necessary steps for ITU to continue to play a facilitating role in the coordination of international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet, as expressed in § 35 d) of the Tunis Agenda, interacting as necessary with other intergovernmental organizations in these domains”?
comment2: The ITU could play such a role in areas where such a public policy exists – e.g. in the field of cybercrime. ITU also could serve as a focal point for anti-spam efforts.

Question 3:
What specific activities should be undertaken “in line with § 78a) of the Tunis Agenda, to continue to contribute as appropriate to the work of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)”?
comment3: The ITU should allocate funds (be that its own, or driven from different sources) for covering expenses of participants to the IGF from developing countries.

Question 4:
What specific activities should be undertaken “to take the necessary steps for ITU to play an active and constructive role in the process towards enhanced cooperation as expressed in § 71 of the Tunis Agenda”?
comment4: Since the process of enhanced cooperation has not started yet, it is very unlikely that the ITU could influence this process, regardless of what steps it takes. If the UN Secretary-General starts this process, then the ITU could plan on taking such steps.

Question 5:
What specific activities should be undertaken “to take the necessary steps in ITU’s own internal process towards enhanced cooperation on international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet as expressed in § 71 of the Tunis Agenda, involving all stakeholders, in their respective roles and responsibilities”?
comment5: ITU should not take steps before the UN Secretary-General has decided how to initiate the process; doing this at the current time is spending resources with no good reason. ITU should continue building good relations with all international organizations, in order to be ready when the process starts.

Question 6:
What specific activities should be undertaken by ITU-T “to ensure that the ITU-T performs its role in technical issues .. related to the management of Internet domain names and addresses and other Internet resources within the mandate of ITU, such as IP version 6 (IPv6), ENUM and IDNs, as well as any other related technological developments and issues; and continues to play a facilitating role in coordination and assistance in the development of public policy issues pertaining to Internet domain names and addresses and other Internet resources within the mandate of ITU and their possible evolution; and works … on issues concerning Member States’ ccTLDs and related experiences”?
comment6: As it is said in the relevant part of the Tunis declaration, ITU-T should continue to contribute with experts and liaise and cooperate with the appropriate entities.

Question 7:
What specific activities should be undertaken by ITU-D “to organize international and regional forums and carry out necessary activities … to discuss policy, operational and technical issues on the Internet in general, and on the management of Internet domain names and addresses and other Internet resources within the mandate of ITU in particular, including with regard to multilingualism; to promote through ITU-D the exchange of information, fostering debate and the development of best practices on Internet issues, and to continue to play a key role in outreach by contributing to capacity building, providing technical assistance and encouraging the involvement of developing countries, LDCs and SIDS in international Internet forums and issues”?
comment7 : This question should be responded by the developing countries.

There was no comment on question 8.

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