[ga] U.S. Gov't sets date for ICANN-Verisign power deal approval
The United States Department of Commerce is promising the ICANN it will
decide by May 14, 2001 whether to ratify controversial new contracts
that would, among other things, allow domain name giant Verisign to
retain its powers over .com for at least 6 more years. However, ICANN's
decision and request for approval may yet be countermanded as several
ranking U.S. politicians seek a formal investigation of ICANN's
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