ICANN Stifling Public's Voice? is the headline on InternetNews.
I want to know is - why have they added a question mark at the end?
what critics call overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the committee formed to
determine how the Internet should be run finds that less, not more, individual representation
is needed at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
committee's decision to reduce the number of elected ICANN directors from nine to
six is a direct violation of ICANN's promise to the Department of Commerce and the
worldwide Internet community, critics say.
Four of ICANN's original board members,
which were selected to serve a one-year term, decided to stay after the DoC approved
the contract with the non-profit Marina Del Ray, Calif.-based organization in 1998.
At the time, they cited a need to keep some continuity in the organization. Four
at-large seats were given to the newly dubbed "board squatters," who have remained
on the board since.
When have ICANN ever took any notice of what anybody
else has said?
Other than Big Business and the Trademark Lobby, of course.