Rod Beckstrom, ICANN’s CEO is today highlighting certain apparent structural issues with the ICANN Board and conflicts of interest.
And you know what, a lot of what he is saying is making sense!
But why has it taken him till the lame-duck phase of his reign for him to speak up?
Back in the early days, ICANN CEO Stuart Lynn similarly criticised the structure of the original ICANN, which led to the abolition of elections and the creation of the Nominating Committee under the banner “ICANN 2.0”.
But he did this early on, and actually achieved the changes to ICANN that produced the current structure. Whether you liked them or not (and the abolition of elections was something that was, perhaps, to be regretted), Lynn had the time to follow through, and implement.
Sadly, Rod’s contribution just sounds like the plaintive cry of an albatross flying off into the distance.