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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2001 13:22:34 +1000 (EST)
MORE ON THE DOT-AU REDELEGATION
Professor Michael Froomkin provides an interesting take on
this week's redelegation of the dot-au domain.  Froomkin
argues that the move is troubling as it provides disturbing
insights into how ICANN policy is made.  AuDA, meanwhile,
has become the first ccTLD to agree to ICANN's new ccTLD
Sponsorship Agreement.
 http://www.icannwatch.org/essays/dotau.htm
 http://www.icannwatch.org/article.php?sid=339

IS ICANN PUBLIC INPUT ON THE WAY OUT?
Interactive Week reports that the ICANN board has grown wary
of public participation in Internet governance, fearing that
"crazies" would win seats on the board and win control of
the organization.

http://www.interactiveweek.com/article/0,3658,s%253D605%2526a%253D13939,00.asp

Write Your John.Hancock.Name Here 
Dot-name, the new top-level Internet domain for individual names, is
slated to go live in December. The launch plans come as rollouts of
other new domains are facing escalating criticism.
 http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,46609,00.html

BANCOCHILE.COM UDRP DECISION LEADS TO LAWSUIT
Eric Bord, a Washington, D.C.-area immigration lawyer who
lost a UDRP decision at WIPO has asked a federal court to
let him keep the address and to quash the UDRP process.  Two
of the three panel members had ruled that Bord had no rights
over the BancoChile.com domain name and ordered him to hand
over the name to a Chilean bank.  Bord is claiming under his
lawsuit, however, that ICANN"s UDRP fails to provide due
process.  Interestingly, the Chilean bank was represented at
the UDRP by Marino Porzio, who also sometimes serves as a
WIPO arbitrator. He is best known for his own UDRP decision
a year ago in which he said the municipal government in
Barcelona, Spain, deserved to hold the Barcelona.com address
being used by a operator of a Web portal for that city.
UDRP decision at
 http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/decisions/html/2001/d2001-0695.html

Coverage of the suit at
 http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/169824.html

CANADIAN CASES ILLUSTRATE CYBERLAW'S COMPLEXITY
Michael Geist's Globe and Mail cyberlaw column this week highlights
two recent Canadian cases -- one (Guillot v. Istek Corp.) involving
an alleged copyright infringement of a trademark lawyer's Web site in
which the judge ruled that there is an implied license to copy
materials for personal use on the Web and the second (Easthaven v.
Nutrisystem.com) involving a domain name dispute that raised
jurisdictional and domain name considerations.  In both cases, the
judges noted the complexity created by bringing law and emerging
technologies
together.

http://news.globetechnology.com/servlet/GAMArticleHTMLTemplate?tf=globetechnology/TGAM/NewsFullStory.html&cf=globetechnology/tech-config-neutral&slug=TWGEIS&date=20010906

GERMANY'S DENIC MUST DROP 'NON-PROFIT' DESIGNATION
A Frankfurt court has ordered DeNIC, the organization that
administers Germany's top-level dot-de domain, to stop
identifying itself as a non-profit organization.  The ruling
came as part of a lawsuit filed by ComNetworld Online
Services GmbH, a Berlin-based company whose services include
domain registration and domain parking.
 http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/169778.html

Controversy dogs .biz domain launch 
Web site seeker calls process a ‘dirty lottery’ 
Web surfers will likely find a flurry of new “.biz” Web sites in just
a few weeks, but controversy surrounds the launch of the new top
level domain. Most of the complaints stem from the way new names are
being doled out — a system detractors have labeled an “illegal
lottery.” Lawsuits threaten to delay the planned Oct. 1 launch date.
And new accusations came this week claiming that applicants have been
paying fees to apply for domain names they have no chance of winning.
 http://www.msnbc.com/news/624000.asp?0si=-&cp1=1

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