.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 …

Call for Volunteers to Participate on Enhancing ICANN Accountability

In brief The Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) was formed to deliver proposals that would enhance ICANN‘s accountability towards all stakeholders. The organizations that chartered the CCWG now call for volunteers to join this effort. How to participate There are two ways to volunteer: Individual Participants – anyone interested can volunteer to join the CCWG …

Staff vs Stakeholders as ICANN’s accountability comes under the radar

  This weekend ICANN launched a new public comment period on enhancing its accountability and governance. However, its approach to the issue has come under fire, with questions raised over the lack of community input into the current process.   In June, World Trademark Review reported on a call from the Generic Names Supporting Organisation’s …