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    ICANN Names New Board-Members-to-Be
    posted by michael on Friday November 04 2005, @04:59PM

    Althought the behavior of the ICANN staff remains amazingly problematic, the ICANN Board is slowly but surely improving. A sign of the times is the latest crop of ICANN Board "nominees" (in ICANN speak, to be nominated is in effect to be chosen). The list of Board and other appointments is notable both what what it contains -- very credible people, not least sometime ICANNWatch contributor, blogger, and law professor Susan Crawford -- and what it doesn't contain: Hacks.

    Two or three more years of this and ICANN might actually reform?

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    More Major Conflicts of Interest
    by GeorgeK on Friday November 04 2005, @06:50PM (#16406)
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    According to page 2 of this article [iht.com], "Susan Crawford...agrees that the VeriSign suit could benefit Icann's mission" and "Crawford also once represented VeriSign when she was in private law practice in 2002."

    Also, she represented Snapnames [dnso.org] (who is currently suing ICANN [icann.org]) regarding WLS.

    She regularly fails [blogware.com] to disclose that on her blog, when she's cheering on SnapNames and VeriSign.

    If ICANN wanted another pro-VeriSign board member to rubber stamp their monopolist proposals, they succeeded through this appointment. Was it that difficult to find qualified nominees without such major conflicts of interest, who are truly independent? How many issues will she remember to recuse herself from that impact her current or former clients? It remains to be seen...
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    Who Are the Voters in the "ICANN Community" ???
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 05 2005, @12:56AM (#16414)
    Who Are the Voters in the "ICANN Community" ???

    The members of the 2005 Nominating Committee are: Marilyn Cade, Jean-Jacques Damlamian, Alan Davidson, Richard Draves, Jayantha Fernando (Associate Chair), Catherine Gabay, Hartmut Richard Glaser, Dr. Rainer Händel, Jeanette Hoffman, Rodney Joffe, Lars-Johan Liman, Mark McFadden, Ram Mohan, Elliot Noss, Simbo Ntiro, Adam Peake, George Sadowsky (Chair), Jose Ovidio Salgueiro, Michael Silber, Stefano Trumpy, Kiyoshi I. Tsuru, Florencio I Utreras, Frannie Wellings,
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    Even more major conflicts of interest??
    by TommyTenko on Friday November 11 2005, @10:19PM (#16487)
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    I feel the need to raise my point on GeorgeK's earlier comment on Suzan Crawford's "conflict of interest." If what he says is correct, and I believe it be, then let me be heard. I would like to expand on a comment made by George K on the 4th Nov. You asked, how difficult is it to find nominees without major conflicts of interest who are truely independant? I want to raise this point, Michael Palage, a current ICANN board member has been a walking conflict of interest for some time. His past/present dealings with afilias newstar, etc, and has now got his finger in the .xxx pie. I would appreciate your comments and thoughts on this board members conflicts...
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    Michael Palage...xxx...
    by grahamedarcy71 on Saturday November 12 2005, @06:16PM (#16489)
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    During my travels of recent weeks and indeed the word onthe wire is that there is growing concern with Michael Palage's involvement with .xxx and ICANN. How can the ICANN board continue to operate while Palage flaunts himself infront of them like a latter day Napoleon? He must be called to account and atleast explain his motivation and involvement with .xxx. My understanding is that all board-members should have a common goal in promoting ICANN. At this stage Palage's actions are questionable and he should be called to task. Vint Cerf and his merry men should at the very least show some leadership and put common decency and call for an inquiry into Palage's actions. I believe he is a far cry from being above the law.
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