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Re: [ga] international domain news

Patrick and all assembly members,

  It should not be surprising that CNTR and the ICANN Staff, in one
Stuart Lynn are at odds on DNSO policy.  Most of the rest of the
world is as well.

  As for the rest of the "News" you posted here, it is redundant
as it has already been posted before, Patrick.  But thanks anyway...

Patrick Corliss wrote:

> Reposted from the Australian DNS mailing list.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david@yahoo.com.au>
> To: auDA DNS List <dns@auda.org.au>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 4:26 AM
> Subject: [DNS] international domain news
> ICANN and CENTR at odds
> Stuart Lynn and other ICANN staffers participated in CENTR's General
> Assembly last month for what participants called a "useful exchange
> of views." (This is diplomat-speak for discussions in which the
> parties can't agree on anything. The only thing worse is a "frank
> exchange of views," which is a flat-out brawl.) As CENTR's chair
> Willie Black put it: "There are many issues to be resolved and we
> currently appear to be far from a mutual understanding."
>  http://www.icannwatch.org/article.php?sid=510&mode=thread&order=0
> VeriSign buys .tv Web domain
> VeriSign will take over control of the .tv Web domain by buying .tv
> Corp. International for $45 million cash.
>  http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-8393177.html
>  http://www.newsbytes.com/news/02/173452.html
> VeriSign Plans Domain Wait List
> The largest website registrar is planning a new service that lets
> people pay to be first in line to snap up a domain name, if and when
> it becomes available.
>  http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,49493,00.html
>  http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-8360613.html
> Cybersquatters' dot-com booty loses lustre
> As the number of new domain name registrations falls, so has the
> amount of cybersquatting
> Cybersquatting, the speculative registration of Internet domain names
> which turned into a cottage industry at the height of the dot-com
> boom, appears to be dying as demand wanes for names, industry experts
> say.
>  http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2102018,00.html
> http://europe.cnn.com/2002/TECH/internet/01/05/cyber.squatting.reut/index.html
> Nominet expected to approve .me.uk
> Second level domain (SLD) names could be available on Monday if
> Nominet members give it the go ahead at a vote to be held this
> Friday.
> Members of the national register for domain names that end .uk are
> being asked to approve the .me.uk domain name that has been designed
> for personal use. Nominet is expecting members to vote in favour of
> the new names.
>  http://pcw.vnunet.com/News/1128062
> >From Baker & McKenzie's GLOBAL E-LAW ALERT...
> The Brazilian Science and Technology Ministry has launched its new
> internet portal (www.mct.gov.br).
> UNIVERSAL INTERNET ACCESS: The government of the State of São Paulo
> has launched a project for the implementation of a network
> encompassing 2000 Internet access points, networks and servers.
> Partnerships with the private sector may enlarge the project. The
> access points will be in public places such as subways, using flash
> cards.
> "cachaça", "Brasil" and "cachaça do Brasil" are now protected as
> geographical indications. A Decree published on 21 December 2001 by
> the Brazilian Government set forth the protection of the famous
> Brazilian alcoholic drink made of sugar cane, in accordance with
> article 22 of the TRIPS Agreement.
> >From BNA Internet Law News...
> A WIPO UDRP panel recently ordered the transfer of the
> vodaphone.com domain, relying on some unusual evidence in
> the process.  The panel, seemingly on its own initiative,
> consulted the Wayback machine Internet archive to test
> claims the respondent made about how the domain was used
> several years earlier.  The panel found against the
> respondent based in large measure on what it found in the
> archive.  Decision at
> http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/decisions/html/2001/d2001-1037.html
> ICANNWatch reports on a recently filed lawsuit in response
> to an ICANN UDRP decision involving bancochile.com.  The
> suit makes several interesting claims including that the
> Department of Commerce, acting via ICANN, illegally
> promulgated the UDRP and that the UDRP is legally void
> because it is an unconscionably one-sided agreement.
> Article at
> <http://www.icannwatch.org/article.php?sid=507>
> Complaint at
> http://www.icannwatch.org/essays/bord-complaint.htm
> UDRP decision at
> http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/decisions/html/2001/d2001-0695.html
> The final report on reform to the Dutch dot-nl domain has
> been released.  The report calls for opening the domain to
> foreigners and for the creation of an ADR policy for domain
> name disputes.  Report at
> <http://www.domeinnaamdebat.nl/servlet/nl.gx.domeinnaam.client.http.GetFile?id
> =3960>
> http://my.yahoo.com.au - My Yahoo!
> - It's My Yahoo! Get your own!
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