Monday, 6 February 2006

Request for action by ICANN's "At-Large Advisory Cmmittee"

ICANN’s officers and staff continue to ignore the requests I have made for them to act on my request for independent review of the lack of opnnness and transparency in ICANN’s decision-making on the “.travel” top-level domain.

By now, ICANN’s (in)action on my requests raises much larger questions about Internet governance and ICANN (un)accountability, not just issues of my rights as a travel and Internet journalist.

There’s not much, if anything, I can do to force ICANN to follow its own rules. ICANN no longer has any members of its Board of Directors elected by the public. The only body that exists to “represent” ordinary Internet users in ICANN decision-making is ICANN’s appointed At-Large Advisory Committee” (ALAC). But since they are my only voice within ICANN, today I asked the ALAC to exercise their advisory authority, for whatever it is worth, to get ICANN’s Board of Directors to act on my request for independent review in accordance with ICANN’s Bylaws.

[Addendum, 7 February 2006: Clarifications of my request to the ALAC here and here .]

Link | Posted by Edward on Monday, 6 February 2006, 10:24 (10:24 AM)
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