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ICANN opens blog to comments, immediately trolled

Kevin Murphy, November 9, 2015, 11:22:42 (UTC), Domain Policy

Welcome to my world, ICANN.

The organization on Friday opened its blog to commenters for the first time in years, allowing any registered user of the ICANN site to submit comments on its posts.

The switch appears to be retroactive on all previous posts on the platform.

The post announcing the move was immediately commented on by habitual, single-issue commenter Graham Schreiber, a name familiar to anyone who regularly reads the comments sections of industry blogs.

He’s the guy who unsuccessfully sued ICANN — for some reason — back in 2012 and has continued his tirade against the organization in social media ever since.

Trolling aside, it’s a good move by ICANN, something it should have done a long time ago.

While ICANN obviously accepts comments on pretty much everything it does, the usual format of emailed PDFs perhaps lacks some of the brevity, openness and immediacy of a two-way blog.

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Comments (2)

  1. Michele says:

    I remember when they used to share data on the number of comments they received and the number of spam ones they blocked etc.,
    It’s unfortunate though predictable that someone would immediately abuse this

  2. Rubens Kuhl says:

    I have no pity for a platform that killed RSS without providing any other replacement tool for monitoring additions.

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