Icann 54

  • Debate as accuser names “sexual harasser”

    … in released email predating Marrakech that during ICANN 54 last year, her first ICANN meeting, “I personally felt as though a few inappropriate remarks were made by certain male co attendees”. When the woman initially made her allegations at the ICANN public forum, ICANN director Markus Kummer said the board had asked ICANN staff to look at possibly…

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  • Three new ICANN directors started today

    … A former Dutch politician, a cable company VP and a Latin American ccTLD manager joined the ICANN board of directors today. The three new directors took their seats at the conclusion of the ICANN 54 public meeting in Dublin. Two were Nominating Committee appointees, the third was selected by the Address Supporting Organization to replace six…

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  • Go Daddy veep loses ICANN election to “none of the above”

    … a statement that read in part: Like many in the GNSO Community, the Contracted Party House is disappointed in the unprecedented outcome of the Council election. It is particularly unfortunate that this scenario occurred at a time when ICANN is in the global spotlight. Throughout the election process, the common theme has been an agreement amongst all…

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  • ICANN boss warns against “content policing” calls

    … are comitting crimes, which sites are infringing copyrights…” “When people ask us to render judgement on matters in the upper layer, we can’t.” With that all said, Chehade added that ICANN should not shirk its duties as part of the ecosystem, whether through voluntary measures at registries and registrars or via contractual enforcement. “Once…

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  • 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 54 – Sunday live-blog

    … Testing, testing… one, two, one, two… This is a live blog covering developments from ICANN 54 in near real-time. If you’re looking at this page, the post will refresh automatically whenever there’s new content to see. If you’re reading it elsewhere it will, presumably, not. Today I’ll be mainly sticking with the Generic Names Supporting…

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  • DI will be live-blogging ICANN 54

    …, they’ve already started. A three-hour session of the community working group tasked with improving ICANN’s accountability, known as the CCWG, showed strong indications this morning that it may be ready to be the first blink in its ongoing confrontation with the ICANN board. You can expect a lot of coverage of the accountability discussions, which have…

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  • ICANN on “knife edge” after accountability impasse

    … The ICANN board of directors and the community group tasked with improving its accountability have failed to come to a compromise over the future direction of the organization, despite an intense two-day argument at the weekend. As the often fractious Los Angeles gathering drew to a close, ICANN chair Steve Crocker said that the board…

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  • Dublin picked for ICANN 54

    … ICANN had selected Dublin to play host to its 54th public meeting, which will be held in October next year. According to a blog post from Michele Neylon, CEO of Irish registrar Blacknight, the venue will be the imaginatively named The Convention Centre, Dublin. The primary sponsor will be INEX, the local internet exchange, he reports…

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