[At-Large] ICANN Accountability Mechanisms
hank at post.isoc.org.il
Thu Dec 30 18:01:41 UTC 2021
On 30/12/2021 17:46, Jeff Neuman via At-Large wrote:
I have no opinion on this matter but have a few newbie questions:
1. Based on https://icannwiki.org/.hiphop - what is the issue with
2. Based on
isn't it a conflict of interest on your part?
3. Based on
you state "following ICANN staff inaction (for its over four-month
delay) of its Assignment Request for the .hiphop Registry Agreement." -
based on my experience with ICANN processes, a 4 month delay is a mere
second in ICANN time. I would start complaining only after 4 years.
NB The opinions or lack of opinions expressed above are solely my own
> I thought this was important enough of an issue to be discussed and I
> am happy to answer any questions you may have.
> This article covers ICANN’s taking retaliatory action against a
> company I am involved in for daring to use the Reconsideration
> Process. We alleged ICANN’s inaction was a violation of the Bylaws
> (and you can read about that separately).
> What does ICANN do? It “pauses” its consideration of what it has
> failed to act on in retaliation against my company thereby compounding
> the original issue. In other words, we complained ICANN was moving to
> slow in our request for the assignment of a TLD Agreement - and that
> was a violation of the Bylaws. ICANN has responded by stating that it
> now needs to halt all consideration of the assignment request because
> we filed the Reconsideration Action in order to investigate the basis
> of our claims that it was moving too slow.
> There will be a follow up post on why our initial request for urgent
> reconsideration was denied. In short, ICANN has taken the position that:
> A). Only ICANN Board Action can be challenged on an Urgent Basis.
> ICANN staff Action or inaction may not be.
> B). And ICANN Board Inaction cannot be challenged where the basis for
> the “Inaction” is ICANN’s failure to pass a Board Resolution. In other
> words, if you are angry at the Board for not passing a resolution, you
> cannot file an urgent reconsideration request…..why…..because in order
> to have an urgent Reconsideration Request, there needs to be an actual
> Board Resolution. Thus, if the board fails to pass a resolution, by
> definition, there is no resolution on which to basis the urgent action.
> This case also covers ICANN’s misguided fight against the blockchain.
> Although the request to assign .hiphop has nothing to do with the
> blockchain, ICANN has decided (wrongfully) that it does.
> If you want to cover any of this in an open session, I am more than
> happy to discuss. I believe all of this should be done in the open
> and if ICANN Org is not going to be completely open and transparent,
> then there is no reason we cannot be.
> Jeffrey J. Neuman
> Founder & CEO
> JJN Solutions, LLC
> Jeff at JJNSolutions.com
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