Chairman Crocker’s Self Defense on ICANN’s Lack of Accountability and Transition

  ICANN accountability has come into question more than any other issue in the transitional discussions that led to the NETMundial conference. Under President Clinton in 1998, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) entered into a contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to manage core functions of …

GAC advice on gTLDs not binding – ICANN

First Reported on worldipreview.com The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is not obliged to implement government wishes about Internet domain names, according to board chair Steve Crocker.   Speaking in a video interview last week in response to Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) demands to kill off at least two generic top-level domain …