20 Jun '13, 2pm

ICANN explains why it didn't publish Verisign's letters

Group it doesn’t usually publish counsel-to-counsel letters. Verisign sent several letters to ICANN earlier this year highlighting concerns about the new registry agreement. ICANN never posted those letters, and they only came to light when Verisign posted a message in a comment period. Verisign said there was lack of transparency in ICANN’s correspondence posting policies, and that “we are left to conclude that ICANN posts only those letters it believes will advance its positions and withholds those thought to be critical.” While anyone who reads ICANN’s correspondence page knows there are plenty of letters critical of ICANN that are posted, it was somewhat of a mystery as to why Verisign’s letters weren’t published. In a newly published communication between the two organizations, ICANN gives an explanation: it doesn’t publish counsel-to-counsel letters absent a specific...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2013/06/20/icann-explains-why-i...

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