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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 06:35:28 +1100 (EST)
Internet turf war playing out
Last week in Shanghai, Internet Corp. for Assigned Names
and Numbers (ICANN), the agency responsible for
administering the Internet, conducted the most important
meeting in its brief history. Following months of debate on
institutional reform, the ICANN board approved the
elimination of board positions reserved for the general
public, shelved plans for Internet user participation
through on-line elections and removed most of the
mechanisms that hold ICANN accountable.

A Plan for Action Regarding New gTLDs (by Stuart Lynn,
ICANN President)
At its August 23rd meeting, the ICANN Board of Directors
directed me to produce a "plan for action" with respect to
the implementation of the Report of the New TLD Evaluation
Process Planning Task Force. This document and its
attachments are in response to that request.

IANA Report on Recognition of LACNIC as a Regional Internet
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (the IANA), as part
of the administrative functions associated with management
of the Internet Protocol (IP) address space, is responsible
for evaluating applications for approval of new Regional
Internet Registries. ICANN has received an application for
final approval and recognition of the Regional
Latin-American and Caribbean IP Address Registry (LACNIC)
as the fourth Regional Internet Registry.
2nd Circuit Limits Jurisdiction of Anti-Cybersquatting Act
Jurisdictional limitations for actions brought to stop
cybersquatting of registered Internet domain names have
been upheld by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Australia Seeks to Block Fake Opera House Web Site 
Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was seeking
a court order to close down a U.S.-based Web site which
allegedly tricked buyers into paying for nonexistent
tickets for the Sydney Opera House.,2000024985,20269831,00.htm

Korean Internet Oversight Body Admits Flaw in Sex Domain
The nation's Internet name oversight body admitted
yesterday there were flaws in its operation of lottery to
pick the winner to use the domain address, which
has an expensive market value in cyberspace.

Cyberscam shut down
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)
claimed a key victory in October against an internet domain
name renewal service provider that was found to be
misleading customers. The ACCC brought Federal Court
proceedings against a Melbourne-based domain name reseller,
Internet Name Protection, trading as Internet Name Group

Mattel Loses Ruling on Cybersquatting Law
Mattel Inc. lost a bid to reinstate trademark suits against
Web sites such as and,0,2684630.story

CIRA Releases First Dot-ca Dispute Resolution Decision
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has
released the text of the first-ever dot-ca domain name
dispute resolution decision under the CIRA Dispute
Resolution Policy. The decision is available at

Competition Bureau of Canada Lays Charges Against Internet
Registry of Canada


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