29 Sep '11, 12am

US Department Of Commerce To ICANN: We want “A Clear & Enforced Ethics & Conflict of Interest Policy

In a September 21st letter sent by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Lawrence Strickling to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) disclosed that it is “actively exploring how to best meet this requirement” for “a clear and enforced ethics and conflict of interest policy” in the next version of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) contract. The situation arising about conflicts of interest arose after the former Chairman of ICANN Peter Thrush, was hired by Minds + Machines shortly after leaving ICANN and leading the vote to approve the new gTLD program . This Department of Commerce letter was sent in response to a September 14th letter from Senator Wyden to NTIA raising concerns about news reports of a “revolving door” at ICANN. The letter was received via the Internet Commerce Associatio...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/09/28/us-department-of-com...

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