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A new Conflict of Interest Policy was released on December 8th, 2011, effective immediately. The policy requires that all Board Members, as well as those in various other postions, disclose any and all potential conflicts of interest to the Board Governance Committee. They must then abstain from any ICANN activities related to the conflict of interest,[1] Board members also may not join business with a new gTLD registry until 12 months after the registry's application has been voted on.[2]

  1. ICANN Conflict of Interest Policy. ICANN. Published 2012 May 6.
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