In an extraordinary judgment, the organization that hopes to take over running the top level of the internet later this year has been slammed by an independent review as at best incompetent and at worst deliberately mendacious.

The decision [PDF] by ICANN’s Independent Review Panel (IRP) over the organization’s decision to refuse “community” status for three applications covering business suffixes has exposed a level of double-dealing that many suspected occurred in the non-profit organization but has been difficult to prove.

Source: Simply not credible: The extraordinary verdict against the body that hopes to run the internet

This is an incredible story of lawyers who feel they are above the law, insider dealing and nepotism. What a mess at ICANN