Tag: Conflict of interest

It is time for ICANN to walk the talk of accountability and stop playing the lame duck

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Adding Africa to the Case: ICANN has long been the greatest promoter of the Multi Stakeholder process where every upcoming development issue was managed in a bottom up process. However having been interested in the New gTLD game, and blogging about it since it started, I was just beginning to start questioning ICANN's accountability and transparency issues when I think my suspicion was validated with a report covered by the new internet report  titled Walking the Talk: ICANN must address its Accountability Meltdown. The author writes: “Looking back over the record, we find ourselves increasingly alarmed. ICANN the corporation has jettisoned all pretense of bottom up policy development. Its staff has taken direct control of most essential policy decisions. Its board is clearly impotent: