The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has failed on a number of fronts, resulting in sub-par products and services in a global monopolistic environment. Failures will continue if not recognized and immediately addressed.
Leadership is about the future, a journey into uncharted territory, and it requires vision supported by technical, operational, and mind-changing competencies. Until people use a new product or service, it is unknown and unknowable, and that includes its value. For example, it cannot be determined a priori whether new top-level domains (TLDs) can viably compete with ".com" domains, or whether successful new TLDs will be driven by new business models. Failure is an integral part of doing business that cannot be avoided and (in certain situations) should be encouraged. That is especially the case with something like new TLDs, when so many imponderables are involved. But failure must be learned from and managed, and ICANN hasn't done that.
It does not require a rocket scientist to recognize that ICANN has fallen short because it lacks:
To start remedying these failures, ICANN must rethink its objectives in an easy-to-understand language, and then develop and implement mindset-changing solutions as well as performance measures.
By Alex Tajirian, CEO at DomainMart
|Data Center||Policy & Regulation|
|DNS Security||Regional Registries|
|Domain Names||Registry Services|
|Intellectual Property||Top-Level Domains|
|Internet of Things||Web|
|Internet Protocol||White Space|
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