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Just blogged: ICANN ditches plan to give governments more power #ICANN

ICANN ditches plan to give governments more power Kevin Murphy , February 25, 2015, 17:52:20 (UTC), Domain Policy ICANN has quietly abandoned a plan to make it harder for its board of directors to go against the wishes of national governments. A proposal to make a board two-thirds super-majority vote a requirement for overruling advice provided by the Governmental Advisory Committee is now “off the table”, ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade told a US Senate committee hearing today. The threshold, which would replace the existing simple majority requirement, was proposed last August as a result of talks in a board-GAC working group. At the time, I described the proposal as a “fait accompli” — the board had even said it would use the higher threshold in votes on GAC advice in advance of the required bylaws change. But now it’s seemingly gone. The news emerged during a hearing of the Sen...

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