25 October, 2010

Transparency & ICANN Lobbying Strategies

While reviewing the Documentary Information Disclosure Policy pages, I came across this Staff statement in response to a GoDaddy request:

"In addition, the potential harm in adopting a practice of disclosing ICANN’s lobbying strategies greatly outweighs the public’s interest in reviewing ICANN’s lobbying efforts. Allowing public disclosure beyond that which is required under ICANN’s obligations to the Internal Revenue Service will inhibit and impair ICANN’s ability to undertake actions it deems necessary in fulfilling its mission and servicing the global Internet community. This harm/benefit analysis is also a sufficient justification for nondisclosure under the DIDP."

I would hazard a guess that not many in the community will agree with this position...

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