[At-Large] ICANN oversight

Bill Silverstein icann-list at sorehands.com
Sat Oct 10 17:17:44 UTC 2015


The ICANN Board and policies indicate that it wants to do nothing but
collect money, take trips, and provide lip service. It took years to get a
procedure in place to file complaints regarding falsified Whois data. This
is after being embarrassed about about doing nothing Whois addresses of
Yellow Brick Road, Oz, Kansas being on some records and not doing anything
about it.

The RAA, for years have included a provision of No third party
beneficiaries, which invalidates section (See Balsam v. Trancos),
but have done nothing to correct it.   Essentially what ICANN is saying is
that you can place false information into a Whois and nothing can be done
about it.

ICANN needs to have people that will oversee its actions, or lack of.

On Sat, October 10, 2015 4:13 am, parminder wrote:
> I cannot but note with considerable surprise and disappoinment that when
> everyone with any thing ever to do with ICANN is currently hotly
> debating the issue of the stand off between the ICANN board and CCWG on
> ICANN accountability, ALAC remains so aloof from the issue.... When this
> should prima facie be the one part of the ICANN structure, as
> representing the peripheries, that should be most bothered by efforts at
> concentration of power, or of holding on it,  vis a vis the rights of
> the public.
> I have not been able to follow the process closely, but if I am right
> -and please correct me if I am not - even in the earlier discussions
> ALAC has been most lukewarm to any kind of structural changes that could
> indeed place an effective oversight of the 'community' over the ICANN
> board, when as said ALAC is the one group that should be most keen on
> institutionalising such checks over centralisation of power with the
> ICANN board. Can anyone explain me why it is so. It really intrigues me,
> and I am sure I am missing something here.
> Thanks, parminder
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