Any current ICANN committees addressing domain ownership and theft?

Some committees are simply inefficient.

The glitz and glamor of ICANN51 in Los Angeles, California, ends today; the many committees and subcommittees discussing upcoming changes in Internet governance conveniently failed to address the crucial element of domain ownership, and that of managing domain theft.

With rampant incidents of domains being stolen from a grand variety of domain registrars, ICANN skirts the issue of how can such incidents be handled in a fast, efficient manner.

All while the expansion of the Internet name lanes – or that of ICANN cash reserves – are expanding, the incidents of reported domain thefts are multiplying.

We have reached a crucial point in the history of domains and domain ownership, that requires the complete and proper re-classification of domains as property that bears a title.

Whether digital or intangible, domain names are bought and sold for a variety of amounts up to millions of dollars, and yet continue to be treated, when stolen, as mere instances of some digital record that ICANN seems uncomfortable discussing its adaptation to 21st century standards.

Whether ICANN52 takes place in Africa and Morocco, or elsewhere, it is imperative to catch the attention of its numerous bureaucratic processes, to engage in meaningful decisions producing results; the global essence of the Internet is very much at stake.

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