I am planning to take an open and consultative approach to my new job as general manager of public participation of ICANN, so I figured I might as well start now by asking people what they thought I should concentrate on first with a poll on this website.
I will actually stop writing about ICANN on this blog and move it to a blog I will set up soon specifically for my new role, but since I haven’t actually started working for ICANN yet, in the meantime everything will appear here.
Before getting to the poll though, the results of the previous poll.
Not my most brilliant poll, as was made clear by a fifth of respondents pointing out they didn’t like any of my options. The question was wrong. It was: “In Internet terms, will 2007 be the year of:”
But then I listed basically only Net governance issues. The biggest missing topic was, of course, “security”. But I wonder what people wanted to vote on. Probably something like “user-interaction” or “video” or something. Anyway, the results were:
* The mobile Internet (34%)
* None of the above (21%)
* New gTLDs (11%)
* Enhanced co-operation (10%)
* ICANN coming good (10%)
* IGF Rio (10%)
* IPv6 (3%)
Total Votes: 61
Now, as to my new ICANN poll. It is:
What should I focus on first in my ICANN job?
* Making processes clearer
* Online collaboration tools
* Getting ICANN staff to blog etc
* Improve ICANNâ€™s website
* Multi-lingual efforts
* Consultation before making changes
I’ll try to avoid the same issue as last time. If someone thinks an option is missing, stick it on a comment on this post and if I think you have a point, I will add it to the options.
The poll itself should be on the right-hand side of the page (possibly at the bottom). If you can’t find it, it has a whole page here.
Anyway please vote and please do contact me if you are itching to tell me something about how ICANN should be run.