[DNS] ICANN stories

[DNS] ICANN stories

From: David Goldstein <DGoldstein§comslaw.org.au>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 16:33:43 +1100
Why Uncle Sam keeps ICANN on such a short leash

 By Juliana Gruenwald and Rory J. O'Connor
Interactive Week 
February 12, 2001 3:52 AM PT
To millions of users around the globe, creation of the Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers two and a half years ago
signaled - for better or worse - a bold experiment in governing for the
Internet age.  

ICANN explains 'thinking' behind top domain decisions
By: Kieren McCarthy
Posted: 14/02/2001 at 16:05 GMT

ICANN has explained its peculiar rational behind the choice of global
top-level domain names, and defended accusations that the entire process
was flawed, at a Congressional sub-committee. 

Chairman of ICANN, Vinton G. Cerf, was faced with a barrage of criticism
over the process, its limited time span, and the final choices made. He
defended the decision to charge all applicants a non-refundable $50,000,
saying that the fee was needed to cover the cost of the process since
ICANN has no money of its own. 

David Goldstein
Project Manager, Internet Industry Liaison Project
Communications Law Centre

PO Box 14428 MCMC, Melbourne Vic 8001
tel: 03 9248 1255
fax: 03 9248 1277
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