The secret ICANN resolution, issued in September 2013, was published a month after the October 2013 ICANN meeting that pushed for the globalization of ICANN. The October meeting called on members to sign the “Montevideo Statement on the Future of Internet Cooperation”. Corwin notes that “While the Montevideo Statement was signed by ten entities, the actual work of coordinating its issuance was performed by CEO Chehade pursuant to a secret resolution passed by the ICANN Board on September 28th.”Corwin has noted that “No consultation effort was engaged in with ICANN’s stakeholders and constituencies before these decisions were made.”
Note the complete absence of a Bottom-Up Multistakeholder Process in how ICANN actually functions.
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