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Papac named ICANN’s first complaints officer

ICANN has named its first-ever complaints officer. It’s Krista Papac, a long-time domain industry participant who’s been working for ICANN, most recently as director of registry services and engagement, since 2013. She’s previously worked for the registries Verisign, ARI (now part of Neustar) and data escrow agent Iron Mountain. Her job will be to “provide […]
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ALAC throws spanner in ICANN accountability discussions

The At-Large Advisory Committee has yanked backing for a key ICANN accountability proposal. The ALAC, on of ICANN’s policy advisory groups, this afternoon voted unanimously “to withdraw support for the Membership model” at ICANN 54 in Dublin. The Membership model is a proposal out of the Cross Community Working Group on Accountability (CCWG) that would […]
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DI will be live-blogging ICANN 54

I’m going to be doing something a little different for ICANN’s latest public meeting. For various tedious reasons I was unable to attend in person ICANN 54, which started in Dublin this morning, so I thought I’d try to make the best of the advantages of remote participation and a friendly time zone to try […]
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US gov: we can’t support ICANN accountability plan

The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration has waded into the ICANN accountability debate, possibly muddying the waters in the process. In a blog post last night, NTIA head Larry Strickling said that community proposals for enhancing accountability were not yet detailed enough, and had not reached the desired level of consensus, for the NTIA […]
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.sucks and ICANN not invited to Congressional hearing on .sucks and ICANN

The witness list in next week’s US Congressional hearing into .sucks and ICANN accountability does not feature .sucks or ICANN. The eight witnesses are largely drawn from outspoken critics of both ICANN and Vox Populi, either companies or trade associations and lobby groups. It’s stacked heavily in favor of intellectual property interests. The hearing is […]
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