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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 22:10:31 +1000 (EST)
First Supplemental Implementation Report - Committee on
ICANN Evolution and Reform
In issuing our Final Implementation Report and
Recommendations on 2 October 2002, we noted that "it can be
expected that there may be additional inputs as a result of
review of these recommendations that would call for some
slight modifications [and that] the ERC is likely to
augment these recommendations on one or more occasions
prior to the Shanghai meeting . . . ." The ERC has been
receiving thoughtful reactions and commentary on various
aspects of the 2 October report and recommended bylaws and
will be posting supplemental reports to reflect additional
or revised recommendations. This is the first of those
supplemental reports.

Fourth Status Report: RIRs Propose Blueprint - Committee on
ICANN Evolution and Reform
On 9 October 2002, the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs)
submitted their proposed "Blueprint for Evolution and
Reform of Internet Address Management" (available in both
HTML and PDF formats). The Evolution and Reform Committee
is carefully reviewing the details of the RIR proposal, as
well as the reactions to the proposal from all segments of
the Internet community. The Committee invites detailed and
thoughtful discussion of the proposal, which should be sent
to <reform-comments&#167;>.

Controversy erupts over Melbourne IT "termination" notice
Australian domain name resellers have reacted with anger to
e-mails sent to their customers by ex-registry Melbourne
New registry system gets green light this weekend
A shared registry system is being launched this weekend,
which will eventually let Kiwi registrars directly place
and change information in the database of .nz names.!opendocument

Is this the end for
The second level domain may be dead before
Christmas due to underuse, thanks to the changing Internet

Playing the Name Game With the New .US Domain 
Earlier this year, a company called NeuStar successfully
bid for the right to manage the .us domain, unseating
VeriSign as the administrator for the domain. The
competitive bidding process came about when the federal
government decided to release the .us domain for wider use.
When VeriSign administered the .us domain, the company
essentially restricted it for government use.

Failure to Conduct Reasonable Investigation to Ensure
Domain Name Is Not Infringing Is Evidence of Bad Faith 
A domain name registrant’s failure to conduct a reasonable
investigation to ensure that its domain name does not
infringe another’s trademarks rights constitutes evidence
of bad faith under the Anticybersquatting Consumer
Protection Act (ACPA). Eurotech, Inc. v. Cosmos European
Travels Aktiengesellschaft, Civ. No. 01-1689-A, 2002 U.S.
Dist. LEXIS 13615 (E.D. Va. July 24, 2002).

VeriSign's Signal Is Fading 
For a company that has a government-sanctioned monopoly on
the domain-name database that makes the Internet work,
you'd think that VeriSign would be in the catbird's seat.

VeriSign To Stop Reselling Third-Party Products
The Internet security company, based here, resold products
from numerous vendors, including Check Point Software
Technologies and Nokia, a spokesman said. VeriSign also
will no longer provide third-party retail training, he

Government wins rights to name 
The Government has won back the rights to the internet domain name, after missing out in
the initial ballot.

Computer, Internet pioneer Keith Uncapher dies
Keith Uncapher, a computer pioneer at the University of
Southern California who was a key player in the development
of the Internet, died of a heart attack, the university
announced. He was 80.,0,1010559.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dtechnology


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