On 21 August 2023, ICANN Org. Made Its Position in Relation to the Current State of the UN’s Global Digital Compact (GDC) Clear in a blog Post by Sally Costerton (ICANN CEO), John Curran (APNIC), and Paul Wilson (ARIN), Entitled “The Global Digital Compact: A Top-Down Attempt to Minimize the Role of the Technical Community.” the Publication Strongly Criticizes the GDC’s Attempt at Folding the Technical Community Into the Civil Society Umbrella Under a “Tripartite” Approach Also Involving the Private Sector and Governments, as Proposed by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology, Amandeep Gill.