[At-Large] ICANN Accountability Mechanisms

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Thu Dec 30 18:55:03 UTC 2021

One more thing, writ much larger...

>  putting aside the whole NFT question, perhaps you may want to focus on
> the Accountability Mechanisms

Maybe someone else in ALAC will take a bite of this, but not I. ICANN
hasn't had any real public accountability in decades, dating back to when
direct Board elections were eliminated.

The "Empowered Community" is a pure exercise in Orwellian doublespeak;
under current frameworks the inmates are in full control of the asylum. So
if the current "bad" activities indicate a gap in such self-accountability,
those of us outside the bubble can be forgiven for shedding no tears.

ICANN is publicly unaccountable by design, and the domain industry of which
you're a part is an architect of that design. So don't come pleading for
help just because that unaccountability now works against *you*, in much
the same way as it has worked against the public interest as long as most
here can recall.

- Evan
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