11 Apr '11, 12pm

Sorry Beckstrom, You Should Have Voted on .XXX: ICANN CEO’s abstention from .xxx vote is weak. During ICANN’s me...

ICANN CEO’s abstention from .xxx vote is weak. During ICANN’s meeting in San Francisco last month a number of board members gave their rationale for or against .xxx. Some members abstained and stated their reason. So it was a little odd when ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom didn’t vote. He whispered something away from the microphone to chair Peter Dengate Thrush about publishing his reason for not voting, but it was barely audible. His rationale has now been published, albeit discretely. His statement (last page of this pdf ) seems to indicate that he would have voted against .xxx. (At least it doesn’t give any reason he would vote for it.) Clearly he is worried about legal risks as CEO of the company. And it wouldn’t look good if the CEO voted on the opposite side of an issue than his board. But when you get paid $750,000 a year, you’re expected to put yourself out there. You hav...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2011/04/11/sorry-beckstrom-you-...

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