Board believes Reconsideration Requests are without merit.
ICANN’s Board of Directors has found no problems with ICANN’s handling of the .org contract renewal with Public Interest Registry.
Two organizations filed reconsideration requests over the controversial contract.
Domain name registrar Namecheap objected to the removal of price caps on .org domains.
Electronic Frontier Foundation objected to PIR’s ability to add new rights protections.
ICANN’s board believes its staff decisions were “consistent with ICANN Bylaws, policies, and procedures. Further, the Board did not fail to consider material information or rely on false or inaccurate materials…” in coming to its decision.
Now, both Namecheap and EFF have 15 days to submit a rebuttal.
While the decision is not unexpected, it’s interesting how the process played out. Usually, the Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC) makes a recommendation to the Board on what to do. In this case, so many members of the BAMC recused themselves due to possible conflicts of interest that the BAMC couldn’t form a quorum.
Concerned Citizen says
ICANN is a huge big scam.. They run on a budget the same as the NCAA, issue no bid contracts and I bet if someone did an real investigation into the members making these decisions they will uncover shady and illegal dealings. PLEASE someone with authority or power investigate ICANN and its members and structure. The stability of the Internet is at risk when you ignore and break case laws and the history of we got here. I believe it is the single biggest threat to our economy, ICANN.
Mark Thorpe says
Of course they don’t.
Mark Thorpe says
The problem is, ICANN itself.