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Senators Pushing for Closer Attention to ICANN and US Government Relationship as Agreement Nears End

Nextgov is reporting that U.S. Senators are pressing Commerce Secretary Locke and Assistant Secretary-Designate Larry Strickling to pay close attention to the relationship between the U.S. government and ICANN.

"A joint project agreement that has allowed Commerce oversight of ICANN is slated to sunset on Sept. 30 amid accountability and transparency concerns. ... The senators worry much of the progress ICANN has made could be jeopardized if its historic link to the United States is diminished."

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Senators By Howard Hoyt  –  May 25, 2009 11:28 am PDT

This is rather sad.

I really hate to see a corrupt and inept organization, largely run by those it proports to regulate, given a pass based on pure nationalism.

ICANN desperately needs bottoms up reform to answer to the public- NOT the registrars.

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