Extract: "ICANN purports to be an equal access organization. Anybody can join a working group. At least, thats the theory. In reality, its a close knit circle of insiders, with nobody even talking to new people. Hard core ICANN veterans, with no real qualification other than they know other such people, dominate the discussion and policy. Ultimately, the ICANN board makes all the important decisions. The notion of stakeholder participation is a joke".