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Domain Name News Archive - June 2002

  • ICANN Unanimously Approves Reform Plan
    The board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers voted unanimously on Friday to approve a proposed blueprint for the reform and reorganization of the nonprofit group that oversees basic technical matters related to the Internet
    .... full story

  • 'Nokia' loses cybersquatting case
    Phone company Nokia has won the first case against a cybersquatter regarding domains
    .... full story


  • ICANN Board to Vote on Reform
    After months of debate, controversial proposal to overhaul the domain name overseer could be approved
    .... full story

  • New Net laws reach beyond borders
    For smaller nations such as Canada, it's getting harder to effectively create independent policy
    .... full story


  • The Boots Company loses domain case
    The Boots Company, a household name in the UK particularly known for their country-wide chain of high street pharmacies and retail outlets, has lost their challenge to obtain the domain name
    .... full story

  • South African domain name tug-of-war
    South Africa has passed a controversial bill which would give control of the internet domain suffix, .za, to the government
    .... full story


  • Protest site makes Easy domain crusade more difficult
    A furious domain owner has set up a protest site to publicise Easy Group's heavy-handed legal tactics in trying to take over his site
    .... full story


  • RIRs seek distance from ICANN
    The Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers will meet in Bucharest, Romania this week for discussions that could ultimately decide whether the domain name system manager lives or dies. But even as a committee set up to address reform of the troubled organization published its first concrete recommendations, a key interest group looked to be distancing itself from ICANN
    .... full story


  • VeriSign cleans up Web address auctions
    VeriSign said Friday that it will clean up its domain name auctions on eBay, some of which appear to have violated the Web address registry's stated corporate policies
    .... full story


  • Future of ICANN remains uncertain
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has attracted a large body of critics at odds with its decisions and overall direction, and it may now be living on borrowed time
    .... full story

  • for sale
    The owners of are selling their domain to save their family from financial ruin
    .... full story


  • "Icann can't" say US senators
    US senators have threatened to take control of internet domain name body Icann unless it cleans up its act
    .... full story

  • Privacy worries fuel domain name concerns
    Web users are worried that changes to a list of who owns which web domain will put their personal privacy at risk
    .... full story


  • Public's role in Net governance threatened
    As the Internet blossomed from a small community of users to a global phenomenon in the mid-1990s, the governance of the domain name system underwent a similarly dramatic change
    .... full story

  • VeriSign lays plans for foreign domains
    VeriSign Inc is on the verge of launching the next phase in the prolonged roll-out of so-called "internationalized domain names", addresses written in languages, such as Chinese, than use non-ASCII characters
    .... full story


  • Icann: We won't surrender control
    Hopes for an accountable body to oversee the internet address system took another blow with the failure of proposals to reform Icann
    .... full story

  • Icann proposals canned
    Plan to give governments more control of the internet rejected
    .... full story

  • DTI seeks views on the shape of ICANN
    UK Government is asking Internet businesses and users to submit their views on the future of the Internet's co-ordinating body, ICANN, by 14th June
    .... full story


  • .ZA domain 'may collapse into vacuum' if new law is passed
    Reports are coming from South Africa that Mike Lawrie, the official administrative contact of .za and a Director of South Africa's Namespace ZA, will refuse to hand over the administration of .za if the South African Government passes a law which proposes to take control of the country code top level domain
    .... full story

  • Senate SubCommittee to Hold ICANN Hearing
    the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Science and Technology will hold a hearing about ICANN on June 12 at 2:30
    .... full story

  • ICANN Publishes Blueprint For 2.0 Release
    The Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers has been through countless point releases in its almost four years of existence, but over the weekend an ICANN committee published what it hopes will be the blueprint for "ICANN 2.0". While the blueprint addresses concerns about ICANN's structure, it fails to address many tricky subjects such as funding
    .... full story


  • Dotcoza domain holders to be canvassed on e-bill
    Cape Town - UniForum SA, the firm managing dotcoza domain names, will today start canvassing dotcoza domain holders, which include about 30 000 companies, to assess whether they are happy with the last-minute and far-reaching changes made late on Monday night to the controversial Electronic Communications and Transactions Bill
    .... full story

  • Ngcaba defends state plans on domain names
    COMMUNICATIONS department director-general Andile Ngcaba has vigorously defended government's plan to set up a company to control domain names on the internet, saying all of SA's constituencies need to be represented
    .... full story


  • State's plan on internet domain names raises alarm
    A proposal by the parliamentary communications committee to establish a section 21 company to manage domain names on the internet in South Africa has raised alarm bells about a looming crisis that could see all internet connections in the country cut off
    .... full story

  • Panel releases blueprint for Internet reform
    group that oversees the Internet's traffic system moved closer to a complete overhaul over the weekend when a committee recommended changes aimed at making the controversial body function more smoothly
    .... full story


  • Australia debates addition of new domain names
    Whether Australians might soon be able to reserve local versions of dot-biz or dot-name Internet addresses could depend in part on proposals submitted by the local Net community during the next two weeks
    .... full story


  • Feds to share dot-gov domains
    Now the federal government is finishing a plan to make it easier for state and local governments to get addresses ending in .gov - once the sole domain of the feds
    .... full story

  • ICANN overhaul looms
    The group that oversees the Internet's traffic system moved closer to a complete overhaul over the weekend when a committee recommended changes aimed at making the controversial body run more smoothly
    .... full story


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