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Re: [ga] H.R. 3028 and ICANN UDRP

Oh, Gee. ICANN may not be an international database. I thought it was an
international organization though, and if these agreements arent'
"Treaties", then ICANN wouldn't be legitimately commandeering ccTLDs would

What are these agreements? is there not any international law surrounding
the legitimacy of ICANN? And if there is, wouldn't that be a treaty?
Please explain, because you bring up an interesting point that ICANN has
no governing authority anywhere except in the United States and it's

On Wed, 13 Oct 1999, Dan Birchall wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 02:11:58PM -0700, idno@tallship.net wrote:
> > What I find really scary, is that in order to legislate circumstances
> > surrounding gTLDs, isn't the Congress implying that ownership, or at least
> > jurisdiction is in the United States? I'm not aware of any International
> > treaty or body - other than ICANN, and that's a California Corporation.
> > 
> > Let me take that one step further....
> > 
> > It's ICANN.ORG,
> > 
> > Not...
> > 
> Was ICANN established as the result of an international treaty?
> .INT is usually reserved for international treaty organizations.
> (It's also probably easier in general to get a .ORG than an .INT,
> since you can just go to your registrar of choice, and not IANA,
> er, uh, ICANN. ;)
> -Dan
> -- 
> Shag (Dan Birchall) - sysadmin, webslinger, Linux laptop user.
> Hacker ex-slacker hiker 'rycher biker Quaker.  Gen-Xceptional.