The Register U.K: ICANN Board members ordered to appear at .africa hearing

ICANN wants total control of DNS while breaking its own bylaws to block .africa probe   Source: By Kieren McCarthy on theregister.co.uk   ICANN broke its own bylaws – and acted in a way “fundamentally inconsistent” with its role as the world’s DNS overlord – while restricting efforts to make itself more accountable to netizens.That …

Second Draft CWG-IANA Stewardship Proposal Out for Public Comment — April 24th Explanatory Webinar Scheduled

Late on the evening on April 22nd the CWG-Stewardship on the IANA Naming Functions issued its second Draft Proposal for a 28-day public comment period that closes on May 20th. Information about the Proposal can be found in a news announcement and at the public comment page.   ICANN has scheduled a 90-minute explanatory webinar …

.Africa IRP Panel rules against ICANN: Says opportunistically sought to revisit agreed procedural framework

  The DCA vs. ICANN Independent Review Process (IRP) Panel, has made yet another interim declaration that has gone against the express wishes of ICANN.   It appears that the Panel saw through the ploy of ICANN, and agreed with DCA Trust’s argument that the IRP defendant wanted to “opportunistically” take advantage of the reconstitution …