Please cease the artificial stalemate situation on .xxx and allow it forward.
Dear ICANN, I have witnessed something unfold over the course of my long career with the ICANN forum. Setting aside any judgments of the string itself, it is time to fix an institutional flaw that has kept .XXX and ICM Registry in a perpetual state of post approval delay. As a person who had placed faith in ICANN and the promise of the public interest being served by new TLDs, I have witnessed numerous applicants have TLDs delegated to them in the presence of fairly few restrictions. ICM Registry has made it past a rigorous series of blockades, traps, and hazards erected which they have addressed to the satisfaction of the board or reviewing bodies on numerous occasion. Many of which seem to have been erected for no other purpose than the intention of perpetually tangling and delaying their introduction. What ICM has experienced is not unlike the way a cruel pet owner exhausts their cat or dog with a laser pointer by moving it rapidly and getting the animal to chase it. ICM should be lauded for their patience and persistence in this process, and there are also many very respected staff and board members who have been tangled in this. Untangle it. Do the right thing here with .XXX and let it move forward. Accountability and trust are at stake. The independent review is the final accountability mechanism for ICANN that was devised by ICANN. If you do anything but accept the full results of that review, you are undermining the foundation of trust granted to ICANN by the Internet community. ICANN has to prove that it is accountable if it is to continue to be credible as the overseer of the domain name system. Picking and choosing elements of the Panel's declaration, or adding unnecessary procedural steps in adopting the review's findings, would be a clear sign to the global Internet community that the organization cannot be relied upon to do its job fairly and objectively. Make the responsible choice by approving .xxx now. Jothan Frakes In a personal capacity