[DNS] US GOV. GIVES CONTROL OF .EDU TO NONPROFIT GROUP

[DNS] US GOV. GIVES CONTROL OF .EDU TO NONPROFIT GROUP

From: Peter Nissen <peter.nissen§adelaide.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 10:22:47 +1030
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The U.S. government has made good on its promise to turn over
control of the .edu Internet domain to the nonprofit group
EDUCAUSE, as representatives from both groups signed off on a
five-year management deal. ICANN President Mike Roberts said the
move "gets [.edu] outside the government where the community has
a more settled voice in it."  The move should end the protest
that community college leaders raised when .edu was designated
as a domain only for four-year institutions. EDUCAUSE Vice
President Mark Luker announced in April that one of the group's
first mandates would be to set up an open decision-making
process to propose policy changes. EDUCAUSE will allow
community colleges to begin submitting applications for .edu
addresses on Nov. 12, 2001.
(Newsbytes, 29 October 2001)

See at http://www.educause.edu/edudomain/

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ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY SA 5005
AUSTRALIA

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