ICANN postpones .XXX decision

At approximately noon Nairobi time (4:30 AM Eastern), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) board voted to postpone any decision about ICM Registry’s bid to offer a .XXX top level domain until its June meeting in Brussels.

Here is the text of the resolution: (the “wherases” were not transcribed but they’re in <4 min audio file at end of post)

“It is resolved that the board has considered the independent panel’s declaration in conforming with the ICANN  bylaw requirements during its meeting in Nairobi and explored possible paths regarding ICMs application for .xxx. Resolved the board directs ICANN’s CEO and General Counsel to finalize a report of possible process options for further consideration and further resolves that the board directs ICANN CEO and General Counsel to post the report of possible process options on the ICM manner for public comment within 14 days which will enable the community to provide input on the board processes. The report will be posted for public comment for no less than 45 days which will enable the board to consider the possible process options no later than ICANN’s 38th International meeting in Brussels. ”

Here is the actual 3 min 45 sec.  audio of the resolution and vote:

ICANN Board XXX Vote Audio

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