often mistaken as the "internet government", but though being a technical comitee, will have (global) power and should therefore be organized in a democratic way.

netizens can vote for some of the ICANN directors. see members.icann.org for details.

Unfortunately, netizens can't vote for any of the directors any more... the insiders didn't like the fact that anybody with divergent opinions might make it onto the board (such as Karl Auerbach, who actually had to sue ICANN to get access to information that is required by law to be available to directors), so they began working to eliminate the at-large directors from the moment they were first elected. The process was completed at the Shanghai meeting in late October, 2002, when they enacted new bylaws that lack any directly elected directors. icannwatch.org is a good place to see independent commentary on this subject.

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