ICANN Ombudsman says “no current conflict of interest on .africa” instead rambles much on Intemperate communications by bidders

“It is likely that this complaint has led to increased awareness of the possibilities of conflict of interest, which the Board will carefully consider in terms of the existing policy about conflict, when the issue arises. I consider this should continue to be a matter for consideration in gTLD decision making by the Board.”

Wrote the ICANN Ombudsman in his report to a what I call a relief statement to DotConnectAfrica, in stating the requirements of the COI to be taken seriously by the ICANN Board.  However, instead of digging deep into the issue of COI, much of his report took opportunity to ramble on communications conduct of the respective .africa applicants. read more

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