• ALAC throws spanner in ICANN accountability discussions

    … The At-Large Advisory Committee has yanked backing for a key ICANN accountability proposal. The ALAC, on of ICANN’s policy advisory groups, this afternoon voted unanimously “to withdraw support for the Membership model” at ICANN 54 in Dublin. The Membership model is a proposal out of the Cross Community Working Group on Accountability (CCWG…

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  • ICANN on “knife edge” after accountability impasse

    … was sticking to its original position on how ICANN should be structured in future, apparently unmoved by opposing arguments. Other directors later echoed that view. The Cross Community Working Group on Accountability (CCWG) has proposed a raft of measures designed to ensure ICANN can be held to account in future if its board goes off the rails and starts…

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  • Anger as ICANN’s member flops before board

    … with a “Sole Member”. This member would be a legal entity run by community members that would have the right under California law to sue ICANN if it ever failed to live up to its bylaws. For example, if ICANN refused to implement the decisions of an Independent Review Panel, the member could seek to have the ruling enforced by a court. This is just one…

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