ICANN announces new location for June meeting.
The rumor mill was correct.
ICANN just announced that its June meeting will be moved to Singapore.
The meeting was supposed to be held in Jordan. But security concerns and unrest in the region prompted ICANN to change the location.
ICANN has a penchant for selecting meeting locations with security issues.
This culminated in a number of high profile participants sitting out last year’s meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.
It held a previous meeting in Mexico City, which may have actually been a greater security concern than Kenya.
Despite holding meetings in questionable places, the worst I’ve ever heard of is a reporter getting mugged for $2.