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I wish [bang!] ICANN would [bang!] read its own [bang!] papers

Sorry to always be harping on about ICANN; it’s the not exactly the most important organisation in the world. But…

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Broken deadlines, broken bylaws, broken ICANN?

Where is ICANN’s 2010 Annual Report? It is typically produced at the end of the calendar year. The 2009 Report…

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USG Submission to the GAC Scorecard re New gTLDs

Background: At a meeting in December, the ICANN Board and GAC agreed to a special session to be held in…

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So what does that weird GAC wording actually mean?

UPDATE: The ICANN Board just published the minutes from its meeting on Tuesday and intriguingly it has formally “triggered” the…

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A damaged process and a damaged community

I haven’t written for a while. There’s usually two reasons for that: either I have been horribly over-worked, or I…

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ICANN Day 1: Sane Board, crazy community. What happened here?

According to chairman Peter Dengate Thrush, the ICANN Cartagena meeting is “not that much different” to others. I’d beg to…

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Election race heats up for Internet users’ ICANN Board seat

The first round of voting has taken place for what is an important and historic election: a voting seat on…

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ICANN begins to find its feet with published Board materials

Credit where credit’s due, the disclosure of Board materials of the organisation that oversees the domain name system, ICANN, has…

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ICANN review team: FAIL

I’ve sent the following note to ICANN’s Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) on its own mailing list that it…

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Is ICANN’s independent review dead in the water?

I have avoided the meetings of the Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) into ICANN for a few months because…

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