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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 04:21:09 +1100 (EST)
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WIPO Continues Efforts To Curb Cybersquatting (WIPO news release)
An encouraging trend witnessed in 2001, which saw a modest decline in
the number of cybersquatting cases in the .com, .net and .org
domains, was quickly reversed as new generic top level domains
(gTLDs) were rolled out, swelling the total number of cases received
by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) by some 100%
in the last quarter of the year. Moreover, it is anticipated that the
internationalization of domain names will also create new
opportunities for cybersquatters as it becomes possible to register
domain names in non-ASCII characters such as Chinese.

Dot-CA Governing Body Seeks Candidates For Board Of Directors (CIRA
news release)
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is inviting
potential candidates interested in running in the upcoming Board of
Directors' election to submit their names to the CIRA Nomination
Committee for consideration.

ICANN's ccTLD Quandary (
U.S.-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN) announced Thursday afternoon it's the new operator of the .jp
top-level domain (TLD), providing technical and coordination
functions for the domain extension.,,8_983391,00.html

A Briefing On Public Policy Issues Affecting Civil Liberties Online
From The Center For Democracy And Technology
(1) ICANN President Proposes Radical Changes to Net Management Body
(2) ICANN Reforms Fail to Constrain Authority, Activities
(3) CDT, Partners Restate Principles for ICANN's Public Legitimacy
(4) Board Should Continue Ongoing Processes on User Role at ICANN 
(5) Online Resources About ICANN Restructuring

Taiwan to Introduce `.Game.TW' Second-Level Domain in July (Yahoo)
A new "" second-level domain will be open for registration
beginning July, Taiwan Network Information Center decided.

Tucows Opens Pre-Registrations for .US Domain (Web Host Industry
Tucows, a provider of Internet services to ISPs and Web hosting
companies, announced that "Sunrise" pre-registrations began yesterday
for .us, the country code top-level domain for the United States.

MIC to reform Internet domain system (Korea Herald)
The Ministry of Information and Communication said yesterday it will
reform the controversial domain name system (DNS) by seeking a
revision to related laws and regulations.

U.S. Court Stakes Out New Turf In Ruling (Newsbytes)
Lawyers who squared off in a trademark dispute between the operators
of a tourism portal and Barcelona, Spain, disagree on whether a U.S.
District Court judge made the right call this month when he awarded
the Internet address to the city. But they agree that
the judge broke new ground in U.S. anti-cybersquatting law.

Un tribunal estadounidense falla a favor de transferir el dominio
'' al Ayuntamiento (
El tribunal del estado de Virginia (Estados Unidos) dictó el pasado
22 de febrero una sentencia por la cual falla a favor de transferir
el dominio '' al Ayuntamiento de la capital catalana, en
contra de lo que sostenía un matrimonio de empresarios catalanes que
explotaba este web con información turística.

Parlamento europeo aprueba nuevo dominio .eu en Internet
Las empresas, organizaciones y los ciudadanos de la Unión Europea
podrán añadir pronto el sufijo .eu a las direcciones de Internet
después de que el Parlamento Europeo aprobó la legislación

From Baker & McKenzie Global E-Law Alert
Domain Name Conflict Ltd. which is part of the Despegar Group and operates an
online travel business via "," can no longer use the
domain name "" or the statement "Decolar" in any form
or for any purpose. The decision by a Court of the State of Sao
Paulo, in first degree of jurisdiction, states that a travel agency
named Decolar Viagens e Turismo Ltd. registered the corporate name
and trademark "Decolar" before Ltd., and has consequently
acquired proprietary rights in the mark "Decolar."

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