Academics have been fooling around with this for years. Heck, our very own Bret Faucett set up an "ICANN Island" in Second Life almost 10 years ago. It wasn't good/stable enough back then. But maybe it's time to try again. Here's a cool product that might be a way to do that http://www.oculusvr.com/ But even a better version of Second Life would be a game changer for people who will never be able to afford to travel... more »
Just came back from IGF Bali, Indonesia, and would like to share: ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé Speaks At The Opening of the Bali IGF
Sponsor a new program that pays big cash rewards to whitehat hackers who uncover security/stability bugs threatening the stability of the Internet at large managed by a panel of volunteer experts. These experts are responsible for defining the rules of the program, allocating bounties to where additional security research is needed most, and mediating any disagreements that might arise. See example by Microsoft and Facebook:... more »
I have noticed that ICANN is not contracting by publishing any RFP any more. I understand from raising this in the BA meeting that ICANN is contracting a purchasing manager. Ms Beth Noveck commented that research indicated that traditional purchasing stifled inovation and there were 21 Century aproches to this. This is an area to explore.
Although everybody talks about multistakeholde in ICANN, I have seen it only in the GNSO, and in the Council there is a disbalance between contractual and non contractual parties. The other SOs and ACs have no multistakeholder organization, neither the NRO or the regional registries. So, considering ICANN as a whole, multistakeholder participation is very limited and covers not a big part of it. If we are going to have... more »