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Domain Name News Archive - July 1998

  • The pressure was on in Geneva for those who hold influence over the evolution of the Internet. With just 60 days left on the US government contract with the organization that manages domain names and addresses, the whole future of the Net's naming and addressing system was on the table at a conference late last week.

    .... full story


  • The United States' Internet pointman said today that industry leaders and policymakers are close to consensus on a plan to phase out the US government's management and bring competition to the domain name system.

    .... full story

  • President Clinton's Internet adviser said today industry leaders and policy makers were close to a deal on a U.S. plan to reform the Net's domain name system and make it more competitive.

    .... full story


  • Internet policymakers and industry leaders began gathering here today to try to thrash out a US plan to reform the Net's name and address system and make it more competitive

    .... full story


  • While policymakers and Netizens continue to debate the best way to phase out Network Solutions' monopoly for registering domain names, the Internet Council of Registrars is forging ahead with its own plan to introduce competition.

    .... full story


  • Australia is squaring up to play a major role in defining the future regulatory regime for the internet.

    On Friday, Dr Paul Twomey, chief executive of Australia's National Office of the Information Economy, speaking at Internet 98 in Geneva, will demand that any organisations set up to regulate the internet be truly representative of the broad range of internet stakeholders worldwide – and not hostage to particular geographies.

    .... full story


  • A debate over who should manage the Internet shifts to Brussels this week, with European industry representatives set to push forward a U.S. plan for reforming the network's name and address system.

    .... full story

  • Senior representatives from the European Internet community met here in Brussels Tuesday, but were unable to reach any consensus on a European response to the U.S. proposals for the future management and allocation of Internet domain names.

    .... full story

  • Perhaps the most contentious point to come out of the International Forum on the White paper (IFWP) last week was whether or not those attending were a representative sample of the internet, commonly referred to these days as the "stakeholders." The issue was raised early on and it quickly became apparent that it would be a major bone of contention, because if it could not be agreed that the 200 or so people that attended over the two days represented the stakeholders, then anything they agreed was pretty meaningless.

    .... full story


  • Representatives of Europe's Internet industry decided today to join forces to ensure their voice is heard in the effort to reform the global computer network's name and address system.

    .... full story

  • The debate over who should manage Internet addresses shifts to Europe this week, where industry representatives are expected to back a US plan for reforming the Internet domain name system.

    .... full story

  • You had to be there, according to some of those who were. It was history in the making: On one side of the table was Don Heath, president of the Internet Society (ISOC); on the other, Gabe Battista, CEO of Network Solutions (NSI). For almost a year, they have been at the helm of opposing sides of the most vicious battle the Internet has seen. But last week, the two men laid down their swords and attempted to hash out a plan for the future of the ‘Net.

    .... full story


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