Agree with many of the articles comparing ICANN with FIFA. I initially thought them silly but now I see a very scary resemblance. The top down, command and control approach of the ICANN board and executives make moving root zone file management to the ITU or some other group not so bad looking. What looks even better is to not fall for the FUD regarding this being the last chance to wrest control of IANA from the US government. The IANA transition to a multistakeholder model horse has left the barn and supported by many lawmakers in Washington. The transition WILL eventually happen (and many representatives from other governments have made it clear privately that they had been happy with the US oversight role and ask why change it now) but should not happen until the community as a whole, not just the travel club that has been financed by ICANN in return for their silence and/or acquiescence, agrees with a simple oversight mechanism over the naming portion of the IANA functions that gives the community full control. Lets not forget that ICANN is there to serve the Internet community – not itself - in return for non-profit status from the California and US government. And, although it has money, it has no real authority over which root servers the world decides to point their systems to and therefore no authority over what would go into these alternate systems. The membership model proposed by the CCWG is an excellent start and the associated powers given to the “single member” an absolute bar minimum of what can be accepted (including the key ability to veto budgets). Given the current very poor behavior of top executives and Board exemplified from the public discussions, back room dealings, internal gag orders, and a closed, delay and forget approach by the IANA GM to simple questions about IANA operations (e.g., SOC2 audit details), all arrows point to the need for greater external controls over ICANN to achieve the transparency necessary to maintain global trust in the current, un-fragmented, root zone. So lets not rush and take the time develop something unquestionably simple AND transparent.