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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 19:21:16 +1000 (EST)
How Al-Qaida Site Was Hijacked 
Using tracking tools, a public Web service and impeccable timing, an
American hacker explains how he managed to take over al-Qaida's
dot-com domain.,1284,54455,00.html 

New twist in saga
In the latest twist in the soap opera that is the domain name
lawsuit, the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is trying to ascertain
whether registrar VeriSign can be held responsible for the fraudulent
transfer of the domain.,1367,54514,00.html,,10375_1446291,00.html

Can ICANN? - Internet Group That Governs Web Names Comes Under Fire
Who controls the Internet? The common perception is, no one. But
among Web site operators, public interest groups, and online
insiders, the answer couldn't be further from the truth — especially
when it comes to Web addresses.

VeriSign playing by the rules 
Domain name company VeriSign needs to keep better records of some
transactions, but 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.

VeriSign Maintains Different View of ICANN Reform 
As the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
undergoes a massive and controversial reform process, VeriSign
(Quote, Company Info) has been pinpointed as being slow to validate
ICANN's purpose in the Internet landscape, which many regard as a
failed experiment in Internet policy development and management.

ICANN - Preliminary Report
Meeting of the Executive Committee

Consultation on Canada's position respecting proposed reforms to the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Comment Period on DNSO Whois Report Extended Until 28 August 2002

IANA Report on Redelegation of the .mw Top-Level Domain

New world for Melbourne IT
DOMAIN name registrar Melbourne IT is flaunting strong first-half
results as it gears up for its first post-monopoly reporting period.,7204,4884650%5e16123%5e%5enbv%5e,00.html

Damaging imitation 
Carrie Gibson ponders the marketing acumen of the prospective
tearaway Tories known as the Start Again party.
However, the Times today revealed that failed Tory candidate Nick
Weston has indeed registered a domain name for the prospective
breakaway group.
A quick search on confirms that the URL belongs to the
party member, who stood unsuccessfully for the North West
Leicestershire seat in the 2001 general election. A glance at reveals precious little about the covert
plans of the supposed pro-Portillo group, however. Apparently the
site is under construction.,9115,774563,00.html
From BNA Internet Law News
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court decision
which dismissed a suit by Virtual Countries, a company that owns the domain, against the Republic of South Africa. The
suit sought a declaration that the country had no rights to the
domain and an injunction stopping any potential ICANN UDRP claim. The
case was dismissed based on generally immunity granted to foreign
states from suit and the fact that there was no basis for the court
to assert subject matter jurisdiction.

Net Naming Agency Accused of Mishandling in .kr Domains
Korea Network Information Center (KRNIC), the state management agency
of Korean Internet domain names, is being accused of mishandling the
.kr domain, industry source said yesterday.

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