Moves at ICANN Raise Conflict-of-Interest Questions

Peter Dengate Thrush’s move from ICANN chairman to a company that plans to buy Web suffixes created by ICANN's plan, as well as the departure of another ICANN employee, have drawn criticism from government watchdogs. The U.S. government is considering adding a conflict-of-interest provision to the contract for domain-name system support performed by ICANN since 1998.