Icann 55

  • How many elephants did ICANN send to Helsinki?

    … ICANN ships a quite staggering amount of equipment to its thrice-yearly public meetings, equivalent to more than 12 mid-sized cars at the recent Helsinki meeting. That’s one of the interesting data points in ICANN’s just published “Technical Report” — a 49-page data dump — for ICANN 56. It’s the second meeting in a row the organization has…

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  • “Cheese sandwich” comment blamed for sexual harassment complaint

    … ICANN’s first formal case of sexual harassment has been closed with no official finding by the Ombudsman. Ombudsman Chris LaHatte today said he was unable to establish the facts of the alleged incident, which is said to have taken place during a coffee break at the ICANN 55 meeting in Marrkech, March 6. LaHatte said that the complainant’s…

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  • Debate as accuser names “sexual harasser”

    … The woman who says she was sexually harassed at the ICANN meeting in Marrakech earlier this month has controversially named the alleged perpetrator on a public mailing list. She’s also publicly released documents exchanged between herself and the ICANN Ombudsman, with whom she has made a formal complaint. According to her complaint the man…

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  • Helsinki tipped as next ICANN venue

    … ICANN is expected to be heading to Helsinki, Finland, for its next meeting. Director Chris Disspain dropped the name of the host city during a session at the ICANN 55 meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, today. Apparently it’s common knowledge among attendees that the Finnish capital is being lined up as a replacement for the original ICANN 56 venue…

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  • ICANN receives first sexual harassment complaint

    … ICANN’s Ombudsman has received what is thought to be the first complaint of sexual harassment at an ICANN meeting. The allegation emerged during a meeting between non-commercial stakeholders and the ICANN board of directors yesterday. During its sessions with constituency groups yesterday, the ICANN board had pushed participants for their views…

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  • Governments split on IANA transition

    … ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee is unlikely to provide its full backing to accountability proposals supporting the IANA transition. In meetings at ICANN 55 in Marrkech over the weekend, a handful of GAC delegates publicly stated that they would block consensus over concerns the proposals reduce government power in ICANN. The most vocal…

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