The Pull for Pull: ICANN's grab for total unaccountability

ICANN is a case study on the formation of a "black hole bureaucracy" (my term): where money is sucked in and never seen again because the bureacracy 1) doesn't DO anything and 2) is accountable to no other body, person, givernment, etc. This agency was bizarre from the beginning and is rapidly heading for psychosis.

This is an interesting article about ICANN president M. Stuart Lynns "reorganization" plan (from Entrepreneur) where he's plotting to be Emperor of the Internet.

ғICANN only listens to those who pay it money, charges Auerbach, who has had to sue to see the books of the organization he supposedly supervises. ԓEven its board meetings are paid for by the people it is supposed to regulate.

But without that support, counters Lynn, a cash-strapped ICANN wouldnԒt be able to afford its current level of operations. Lynn wants additional staff and an immediate 300 to 500 percentӔ hike in ICANNs $5 million budget. Additional funds are to come from whichever governments get board seats, and from unspecified use fees.

Critics worry about loss of accountability and ғmission creep in what is widely acknowledgedԗeven by Lynnto be a failed experiment at Internet management so far.
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