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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 12:21:30 +1000 (EST)
Calls to shrink net's top body
Influential internet bodies are calling for big changes in the way
that the global network is run.

Internet overseer takes wrong path on accountability
In the age of the Enron and WorldCom scandals, it would be almost
unthinkable to try to impede board disclosure and transparency.
Almost. Last week, a court case involving the Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) -- the Internet administrative
agency -- and Karl Auerbach, one of its most vocal directors,
revealed that ICANN attempted to do just that when it established an
unreasonable policy that placed conditions on board-of-director
access to its own corporate records.

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility Comments for
Congressional Hearings on ICANN

CPSR Honors Karl Auerbach: A Pioneer of Democratic Internet

ICANN Advisory
Documents Provided to Karl Auerbach

Esther Dyson defends ICANN
The founding chairwoman of the Internet's governing institution
explains why we have to work with what we've got, even if it isn't

US domain seller investigated
THE US Federal Trade Commission is investigating domain name giant
VeriSign over its tactics in its recent marketing campaign.,7204,4861461%5e16123%5e%5enbv%5e,00.html

Domain names bounce back 
The number of domain names increased in July, reversing a nearly
yearlong decline.

I come to bury, not to praise it
From to, a stroll through
the graveyard of defunct domain names offers a melancholy vision of
monumentally stupid hopes that were cruelly dashed.

.au Dispute Resolution Policy launched 
The .au Domain Names Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP) commenced on 1
August 2002. The auDRP is intended to provide a cheaper and quicker
alternative to litigation for resolution of disputes between .au
domain name registrants and parties with competing rights in the
domain name.

VeriSign playing by the rules 
The domain name company appears to be complying with rules that
require it to share its database with other companies that sell Web
addresses, according to an auditor's report.

EU launches cyber-squatter survey
The European Commission has launched an online survey asking citizens
if they feel threatened or worried by "cyber-squatters".

BNA Internet Law News)
In a split ICANN WIPO UDRP decision, a panel has transferred from a Korean company that operates under that name to The transfer occured despite evidence that is
not well-known in Korea and that holds a Korean
trademark in the name while does not. Notes the dissenting
panelist, "The majority decision has quite serious and negative
policy implications...[it] implies that no other entity could
register any domain name that includes because it is a
trademark." Decision at:

First Nominet Appeal Decision Strengthens Trademark Owners Rights in
.uk Domain Names 
In the first appeal decision under the new procedure for resolving
disputes about .uk domain names, an appeal panel appointed by Nominet
UK (the organisation responsible for administering .uk domain names)
decided that Seiko, the well known watch manufacturer, should take
possession of “”. This was despite the fact that the
existing owner of the domain name, Designer Time, was using the
domain name for a web site which was selling genuine Seiko watches.

eSign Australia to Become VeriSign Australia
eSign Australia Limited announced that VeriSign, Inc. has increased
its equity ownership in eSign from 19 percent to a majority stake of
approximately 51 percent. eSign also announced that it intends to
officially change its name to VeriSign Australia in September 2002.

VeriSign and BulkRegister settle
VeriSign, which is facing regulator questions about the way it signs
up customers, has settled a suit filed against it by local competitor
BulkRegister, which had accused it of luring away its customers with
false advertising. - Yahoo! Digital How To
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