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”

    … ICANN’s multistakeholder GNSO Council has been left embarrassingly rudderless after its members failed to elect a new chair. The unprecedented result saw Go Daddy VP of policy James Bladel lose an election to “none of the above” yesterday. Under GNSO rules, there are two candidates for chair. One is nominated by the Contracted Parties House…

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  • ICANN boss warns against “content policing” calls

    … ICANN should resist attempts to turn the organization into a content regulator responsible for fighting piracy, counterfeiting and terrorism. That’s according to CEO Fadi Chehade, speaking in Dublin yesterday at the opening ceremony of ICANN’s 54th public meeting. His remarks have already solicited grumbles from members of the intellectual…

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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

    … 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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  • 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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