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Use Namecoin to decentralize DNS

Use namecoin for name resolution. Reasons: * it's 100% compatible with current web browsers: users just won't be connected to namecoin directly but to a DNS<>namecoin proxy. * It's tamper and censorship resistant. No-one can remove, alter a record in blockchain. * It's completely independent: This settles the issue of governance. * It's completely distributed so it's very difficult to attack via DDoS. * Governments ...more »

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Use virtual reality to enable face to face interactions online

Academics have been fooling around with this for years. Heck, our very own Bret Faucett set up an "ICANN Island" in Second Life almost 10 years ago. It wasn't good/stable enough back then. But maybe it's time to try again. Here's a cool product that might be a way to do that http://www.oculusvr.com/ But even a better version of Second Life would be a game changer for people who will never be able to afford to travel ...more »

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A "Bug Bounty" program for the DNS (& other Internet standards)

Sponsor a new program that pays big cash rewards to whitehat hackers who uncover security/stability bugs threatening the stability of the Internet at large managed by a panel of volunteer experts. These experts are responsible for defining the rules of the program, allocating bounties to where additional security research is needed most, and mediating any disagreements that might arise. See example by Microsoft and Facebook: ...more »

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Purchasing Platform

I have noticed that ICANN is not contracting by publishing any RFP any more. I understand from raising this in the BA meeting that ICANN is contracting a purchasing manager. Ms Beth Noveck commented that research indicated that traditional purchasing stifled inovation and there were 21 Century aproches to this. This is an area to explore.

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The myth of multistakeholder government

Although everybody talks about multistakeholde in ICANN, I have seen it only in the GNSO, and in the Council there is a disbalance between contractual and non contractual parties. The other SOs and ACs have no multistakeholder organization, neither the NRO or the regional registries. So, considering ICANN as a whole, multistakeholder participation is very limited and covers not a big part of it. If we are going to have ...more »

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