ICANN is one of unique organizations in the world and it introduced the Multistakeholder model a governance structure which seeks to bring stakeholders together to participate in the dialogue, decision making, and implementation of solutions to common problems or goals.
According to Lawrence E. Strickling, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, and NTIA Administrator, "the multistakeholder process, ... involves the full involvement of all stakeholders, consensus-based decision-making and operating in an open, transparent and accountable manner."
Among ICANN failings is the continuous silence or inaction over alleged Conflict of Interest (COI) issues in it various organizational structures, that have threatened to affect stakeholders directly, including within its gTLD...
DCA says it will not accept a negative outcome of the GNP Evaluation if it were demonstrated that such an outcome has been unduly influenced by the views expressed by the ICANN Independent Objector
Even as the results of the Initial Evaluation and the outcome of the evaluation conducted by other specialized ICANN panels are being awaited, we wish to lodge an official complaint to report what we believe is a possible conspiracy of traducement and Campaign of Objection against the .Africa new gTLD application submitted by DotConnectAfrica Trust (Application ID: 1-1165-42560).
In the latest posting on their website, DotConnectAfrica have penned a new complaint to ICANN “to Report a Possible Conspiracy of Traducement & Campaign of Objection against the .Africa new gTLD Application sub
In his response to the .africa, a gTLD that we have been following closely, the ICANN IO concluded he would not object to DCA’s application and we note some of the key exchanges between the IO and applicant below.
The IO noted as a “preliminary point, the applicant, DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust), argued that the IO can lodge objections in cases where no other objection has been filed.” and concluded that “Therefore (the IO’s) intention to also file an objection against DCA’s application on community grounds is clearly unwarranted and would be considered superfluous against the backdrop that (he has) already noted in (his) initial assessment “that 17 early warnings have been issued by representatives of the ICANN’s governmental Advisory Committee (GAC)”.
A case of impartialiy and indep
On 12 March 2013, the Independent Objector (IO) lodged 24 objections against new applied-for gTLDs before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The 24 objections were on 13 separate strings, three for .Amazon including 2 IDN’s; .Charity; .Med; .Health,; .Healthcare; .Hospital; .Indians; .Patagonia; .Medical.
The IO is limited to filing objections on the grounds of Limited Public Interest and Community, however the applicant for .africa did not recieve objections from the Independent Objector.
“Following his exchanges with some applicants for new gTLDs, as part of the Initial Notice Procedure he remained convinced that, for some applications, an objection was still warranted on the Limited Public Interest and/or Community grounds”
The following list of objections will be examined
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