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    ICANN reverts Web site
    by ehasbrouck on Wednesday September 30 2009, @02:14PM (#17001)
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    I haven't gotten any answer to the questions [icann.org] I asked ICANN about who on the staff overruled the decision of the Board to set the comment period at 60 days, or what authority they had to do so. But the announcement [icann.com] page has reverted to the previous version of 29 July 2009, as though the version of 28 September 2009 (backdated as 25 September 2009) re-opening the comment period had never existed. Why admit you broke the rules when you can re-write history and pretend it never happened? I'm still waiting for an explanation of who on the staff was responsible, or what they claim to have been the basis for their authority as a staff member to overrule an explicit vote of the Board. It's a really clear indication of who the staff thinks is in charge, and the extent of their respect (not!) for the Board and for the prcedural rules in the Bylaws.
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    ICANN Web site flip-flops again
    by ehasbrouck on Thursday October 01 2009, @07:00AM (#17002)
    User #3130 Info | http://hasbrouck.org
    Today there's a new version of the announcement page [icann.org]. It was posted last night or this morning (30 September 2009 or 1 October 2009), but it's backdated to 29 September 2009.

    Today's version says, "Update, September 25, 2009: The public comment period on this proposed bylaw change has been extended by two months, to 27 October 2009, to allow users of the translated versions to prepare and submit their views. Two proposed accountability measures have been posted by direction of the Board for a total of 120 days of public comments, from 27 July 2009 through 27 November 2009."

    I *think* the references to 27 October 2009 are typos, intended to be 27 November 2009. But there's no further detail about the "direction of the Board" referred to in the latest re-write. The only record of Board action is the resolution [icann.org] setting the comment period at 60 days.

    There was a Board "meeting" by telephone yesterday (improperly closed to public auditing, as usual, in violation of the transparency Bylaw). Minutes haven't yet been posted, but this issue wasn't on the agenda [icann.org], as it would have been required to be if action was contemplated.

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    ICANN still unclear on the concept
    by ehasbrouck on Thursday October 08 2009, @06:48AM (#17003)
    User #3130 Info | http://hasbrouck.org
    There's follow-up discussion on the GA list [icann.org] and the North American At-Large List [icann.org]. My latest is here [icann.org].
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