ICANN, a Greek Tragedy in the making

ICANN’s board, for fear of anarchy or instability, is resisting community proposals to create a membership.  But if it succeeds, it may cause its own destruction, and that of ICANN. The situation has echoes of Greek tragedy. In Oedipus Rex, the Oracle prophesies that a newborn prince will kill his own father. Oedipus makes conscious […]

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Exclusive interview: ICANN GAC change at the top

In October 2014, the Chair of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), Heather Dryden of Canada, stood down after four years at the helm.  She and incoming ICANN GAC Chair Thomas Schneider of Switzerland discuss the role, the past and the future, and governments’ role within ICANN. Thomas Schneider, incoming ICANN GAC Chair What are you most looking […]

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5 things ICANN does well

Like a government, ICANN is easy to criticise.  You can take your pick: its insular, self-congratulatory leadership; its lack of real accountability; its inability to balance its finances or do operational things well. An observer might be forgiven for thinking that there is no good news here.  But that’s not true.  ICANN does plenty of […]

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