Open Letter to ICANN Board: Answers Needed as Objections Mount
To date, representatives of many key constituencies have raised serious objections to ICANN’s planned expansion of the Domain Name System (DNS). Questions have been raised regarding potential conflicts of interest that now place a cloud over the independence of the Board’s decision to expand the DNS. Spokespersons for ICANN have failed to answer questions directly and instead continuously justify proceeding with the expansion based upon a process that has proven to be flawed. In an open letter to the ICANN board of directors, the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) is asking ICANN to answer critical questions and provide appropriate documents, by January 7, 2012, that more fully explain the reasons for the expansion.
The list of questions and requests for the ICANN board, as well as articles, letters and documents from congressional leaders, global organizations and major corporations opposing ICANN’s proposal can be found below.