and what else lies beneath?
unfortunately i don't think much of this comes as a surprise anymore. having followed the .gay case closely I do believe that it will be in the icann boards best interest to correct the hideous mistreatment of that application at their first opportunity. doing so would at least avoid having an independent review uncover even more egregious behavior of the eiu & staff that has plagued that case for what solely appears to be some level of discrimination or financial gain. if they don't it just further suggests that board members are for sale. no string seemed more fitting for community status than .gay and to subject the community to such extraordinary scrutiny of its members has been gruesome to watch.