international domain news

international domain news

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 05:07:27 +1100 (EST)
ICANN chief draws fire (Australian IT)
The chief executive of the oversight body for internet domain names
unfairly blind-sided the online community with a proposal to scrap
direct elections of board members, critics complain. 

http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,3949478%5e16123%5e%5enbv%5e,00.html

ICANN To Move Forward With Restructuring, Not Elections (Newsbytes)
The body that manages the Internet's worldwide addressing system
today voted to begin the process of restructuring itself, apparently
abandoning plans to establish a global mechanism that would allow
ordinary Internet users to directly elect some of the group's
leaders.
 http://www.newsbytes.com/news/02/175218.html

From BNA Internet Law News
ICANN Resolution Kills At-Large Voting
With the ICANN meeting set to wrap up today, the board has adopted a
newly released resolution that effectively kills future at-large
online voting. The resolution notes the board's reservations with the
validity and practicality of global online elections as well as its
belief that elections are not the best means of achieving meaningful
public representation. Instead, the resolution calls for continuing
work with ICANN president M. Stuart Lynn on ICANN reform.  Resolution
and preliminary report at
 http://www.icann.org/minutes/prelim-report-14mar02.htm
Additional earlier coverage of the ICANN meeting at
 http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/020313/n13321283_1.html
 http://www.latimes.com/technology/ats-ap_technology13mar13.story
 http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/24424.html

Should Geeks, Or Governments, Run the Net? (Washington Post)
Once again, the people who decide how the Internet is supposed to
function are not getting along. The Net is alight with e-flames, and
people from all over the world are in Accra, Ghana, this week,
arguing with the passion of parents at a Little League game.
 http://www.washtech.com/news/regulation/15656-1.html
 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24234-2002Mar13.html

Preliminary Report - ICANN Meeting in Accra
 http://www.icann.org/minutes/prelim-report-14mar02.htm

New Zealanders Vote For Addition Of New Net Domain (Newsbytes)
New Zealand Internet users have given the thumbs up to the addition a
new Net neighborhood - dot-maori-dot-nz - within the dot-nz domain
name space.  
 http://www.newsbytes.com/news/02/175206.html

Glitch isolates .com.au (Australian IT)
A problem with a .com.au name server isolated some Australian
internet users today, preventing them from sending mail to other
parts of the net. 

http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,3950290%5e16123%5e%5enbv%5e,00.html

Mandalay goes after "Cybersquatters" (Online Casino News)
These days, the must-have for an internet casino is a name with Las
Vegas associations - if they can get away with it, as permission is
rarely forthcoming. This week, Las Vegas-based casino group the
Mandalay Resort Group won court orders to prevent six Internet site
operators from misappropriating its trademarks, and filed another
four lawsuits alleging similar infringements of its brand names. 
 http://www.onlinecasinonews.com/ocn/article/article.asp?id=1021

Cyberia Takes Foothold in Africa (Wired)
It may take all day to phone Ghana from the country next door, but if
you want the latest news from a shadowy group of rebels fighting in
remote West African jungles, you can always go to their website. 
 http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,51019,00.html


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