.XXX Marks the Spat

As Susan Crawford explains, ICANN’s rejection of the .XXX top-level domain shows how the organization is still struggling with the basics of governance.

I have great respect for friends of mine like Susan, Joi Ito, and Esther Dyson, who have selflessly committed enormous energy and time to improving ICANN. I just can’t get over the sense I’ve had all along, that the organization will never be better than an inertial force in the development of the Internet.