[DNS] international domain news

[DNS] international domain news

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 19:07:21 +1000 (EST)
ICANN, ONE - DOT-INFO OPEN FOR BUSINESS ON WEDNESDAY
The dot-info domain officially becomes available to the
public on Wednesday.  Those rushing to register new domains
may be disappointed, however, since many of the most desired
generic dot-info domains were scooped up during the sunrise
pre-registration period.
http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/169933.html

ICANN, TWO - BUT NOT FOR COUNTRY.INFO DOMAINS
Although WIPO may have recommended holding off on new
protections for geographic domains in its recent report,
ICANN has ensured that governments need not be concerned
with the dot-info domain.  The ICANN board yesterday voted
to block any new dot-info country registrations by outsiders
and to require Afilias, the dot-info registrar, to hand over
any country names already registered during the sunrise
period.
http://www.siliconvalley.com/docs/news/tech/011630.htm
Resolution at
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/icann/montevideo/archive/res/geographic-names.html

ICANN, THREE -  THREE NEW DOMAIN NAMES PROCEED
ICANN has cleared the way for domain names ending in
.museum, .coop, and .aero, authorizing its staff to finalize
contracts to run the three new suffixes.  The organization,
however, has postponed action on .pro following
disagreements between companies in the joint venture that
plans to run the suffix for professionals.
http://www.siliconvalley.com/docs/news/tech/031772.htm
http://www.thestandard.com/article/0,1902,28937,00.html

ICANN, FOUR -  PRESSURE ON PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
ICANN has wrapped up its review on public participation, but
the debate on how much participation the global Internet
community will enjoy in the organization's policy making is
still unsettled.  Sparking the debate are a pair of reports;
one written by an ICANN committee and the other by a private
group.  The reports outline competing visions of what role
the Internet public should play in making ICANN decisions.
http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/169935.html

ICANN, FIVE -  NEW GENERIC TLD CLARIFICATION
Yesterday's ILN incorrectly reported that ICANN staff
counsel Louis Touton said that no new gTLDs would be
approved until 2003.  The article cited actually reported
that
participants at the ICANN meeting in Uruguay said that no
new gTLDs would be approved until at least 2003.
http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-7118736.html

ICANN Board Squeezes Squatters 
No more country names may be registered by outsiders within the
fledgling dot-info domain, ICANN board members say. 
 http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,46680,00.html

Most of the above are from BNA's Internet Law News 

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