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Domain Name News Archive - September 1998

  • News flash: the Net will not plunge into chaos tomorrow, thanks to the weeklong extension of a federal contract to run the domain name system.

    The U.S. government today decided to extend its agreement with Network Solutions to administer domain names for another week, said Becky Burr, associate administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

    .... full story


  • Commercial, political and technical interests are closing in on a compromise that would create a new organization to administer addresses on the World Wide Web and head off U.S. government intervention.

    .... full story


  • Just two weeks before the U.S. government is set to relinquish its control of the Internet, two of the most influential members of the Internet community jointly released a plan yesterday for the global computer network to govern itself.

    .... full story


  • The Internet is getting a new boss. And now the finalist for the job has a name.

    On Thursday, the Internet Assigned Names Authority and Network Solutions -- which have shared responsibility for minding the Net -- released a final draft proposal for the organization that will govern the Internet of the future

    .... full story

  • For the past two days, a high-level network latency problem has left many new and updated domain name registrations in limbo, a spokesman for Network Solutions has confirmed.

    Several network administrators maintain that the lag is not a cause for alarm--but rather a common hiccup in the system. But there is little agreement about its cause, which may underscore the complex and often political debate over how to manage the domain name registration network.

    .... full story

  • The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and Network Solutions today released a new joint proposal for the administration of domain names--a responsibility now held by the U.S. government.

    In a letter penned by IANA chief Jon Postel and Network Solutions CEO Gabe Battista, the two domain camps released a new set of jointly developed bylaws that outline the formation of a nonprofit corporation called the Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The bylaws outline how ICANN, which will be based in Los Angeles, could take over the government's management of domain name registration.

    .... full story


  • As the U.S. government prepares to withdraw from the business of administering Internet addresses, a private-sector consortium has launched a drive to fund the nonprofit organization that will take over the government's responsibilities.

    .... full story

  • A group of technology companies kicked off a campaign Wednesday to raise half a million dollars in seed money for a domain-name policy-making group.

    .... full story


  • A group of would-be Internet founding fathers and mothers say they are close to creating the Net's first governing body

    .... full story


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