COPY OF e-MAIL SENT TO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Further to my e-mail expressing
serious concerns about Afilias, I would be grateful if you would also consider my
anxiety about what seems to me to be ICANN's failure to intervene in this situation.
also wish to complain, if you'll forgive me for troubling you, about the fact that
Vint Cerf and his ICANN team have been kept well informed about all the concerns
listed in my previous e-mail, and yet seem to have presided over the actions of Afilias
without intervening at those points where contractual rules have been broken, or
where an ICANN intervention could have safeguarded the interests of honest customers.
could you inform me : to whom are ICANN accountable?
The public concern is that
registrars, registries like Afilias, and ICANN members seem to be too incestuously
interlinked. Since ICANN has the responsibility for acting as some form of watchdog,
why hasn't it intervened forcefully when such obvious abuses have taken place.
if ICANN won't intervene, who will?
I suppose I'm respectfully asking you if you
would be prepared to look into this, and I'd be grateful if the Department of Commerce
(as arguably the next-in-line in responsibility) could intervene where others have
I'm sorry to trouble you but there seem clear conflicts of interest here
and I feel that ICANN and Afilias both need to be called to account.