ICANN FY 2013; Board Of Directors Get Over $1.7 Million In Compensations and Reimbursements

Domains, Governance
This table represents reimbursements and compensation paid directly to Board Members, payments made to third party vendors such as hotels, restaurants, and travel agencies on behalf of Board Members as well as a total of the three amounts. This is only compensation and reimbursements for the Directors. Not included are compensation paid as Officers and Employees. This is for the fiscal year of 2013 which ends on June 30, 2013. Compensation amounts reflect amounts effectively paid in FY13, including any previous year retroactive adjustments. Board members who have elected to be compensated receive $35,000 per year, plus $5,000 per committee chair as applicable. The Chairman of the Board receives $75,000 per year. During FY13, there were five face-to-face meetings for Board members, inc...

DotConnectAfrica .Africa Objection treatment at ICANN is A Musical Chair Circus

DotConnectAfrica’s objection application treatment at ICANN and the hands through which the application passed, makes for a very interesting governance case at ICANN.   Owing to the highlighted conflict of interest cases in the past, its hard to determine how transparent and impartial it remained in determining the application's destiny. At ICANN Board Level: Advice that was given indirectly to Africa Union by the Board Chair: “While ICANN is not able to offer the specific relief requested in the Communiqué, the robust protections built into the New gTLD Program afford the African Union (and its individual member states), through the Government Advisory Committee, the opportunity to raise concerns that an applicant is seen as potentially sensitive or problematic, or provide direct advic