Sounds just like the US government. Presumably the IANA contract is in the bag then...
ICANN wants total control of DNS while breaking its own bylaws to block .africa probe
ICANN broke its own bylaws – and acted in a way "fundamentally inconsistent" with its role as the world's DNS overlord – while restricting efforts to make itself more accountable to netizens. That striking judgment [PDF] comes this month from an independent review team at the International Centre For Dispute Resolution (ICDR …
Tuesday 28th April 2015 18:33 GMT Destroy All Monsters
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Wednesday 29th April 2015 01:22 GMT Yes Me
What's the surprise?
So, you try to make a lot of free money out of selling completely pointless domain names to people with scurvy motivations, and other people want to know how you decided which set of people get to give you that money, and it all gets ugly. What did you expect? A round of applause? The ethics of the domain name "industry" just get worse and worse.