[DNS] international domain news

[DNS] international domain news

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 05:00:00 +1100 (EST)
ICANN ISSUES PRELIMINARY REPORT ON MEETING
ICANN has issued its preliminary report on its meeting in
California last week.  Of note is that the board discussed
the at-large issue with the hope of reaching a conclusion on
the matter at the March meeting in Ghana.  While the board
accepted the ALSC Final Report, as a result of a late
drafting change it did not resolve that it would necessarily
plan the next election in a manner consistent with it.
Interestingly, the board also voted on the composition of an
Internationalized Domain Names Committee, excluding WIPO in
the process.  Details on the IDN vote at
<http://www.icannwatch.org/article.php?sid=465>
ICANN preliminary report at
http://www.icann.org/minutes/prelim-report-15nov01.htm
Archives of the meeting at
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/icann/mdr2001/archive/

ANOTHER ICANN UDRP CASE RESULTS IN A SUCKS TRANSFER
Coming on the heels of last week's Vivendiuniversalsucks.com
decision, another WIPO panelist has ordered the transfer of
a sucks domain.  Philipssucks.com was ordered transferred
after the panelist ruled also ruled that non-English
speakers might not be familiar with sucks.  Moreover, the
panelist argued that companies might want to run their own
sucks sites as a means of obtaining feedback on their
products.  Decision at
http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/decisions/html/2001/d2001-1195.html

COURT RULES SPACEY CLAIM NO THING OF BEAUTY
Thanks to an ILN reader for reporting that a California
court has rejected an attempt by actor Kevin Spacey to use
that state's new celebrity personal name "right of
publicity" statute against a Canadian cybersquatter, ruling
that it could not assert jurisdiction over the matter.  Case
name is Burgar v. Spacey (yes, the same Burgar who has been
involved in brucespringsteen.com and northernlight.com
cases).

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