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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 23:10:18 +1100 (EST)
ICANN's Accomplishments Detailed in Report to U.S.
Department of Commerce
While the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) has been completing its substantive reform
efforts over the past nine months, it has made significant
progress in other key areas. This message is conveyed by
the ICANN Quarterly Report to the U.S. Department of
Commerce (DOC), posted today, that covers the period
September through December 2002.

ICANN Announcement - Details on March 2003 ICANN Meeting to
Be Held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ICANN's next round of meetings will be held in 23-27 March
2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meetings are free to
attend and open to any interested person. ICANN encourages
broad participation in its bottom-up consensus-development

WIPO End Report on Case Administration
WIPO End Report on Case Administration under the Afilias
Sunrise Registration Challenge Policy for .info.

WIPO Workshops for Mediators in Intellectual Property
Disputes - June 26 - 27, 2003 and June 30 - July 1, 2003
Intellectual property professionals from many different
jurisdictions have, during the past eight years,
participated in the Workshops for Mediators in Intellectual
Property Disputes organized by the WIPO Arbitration and
Mediation Center. These Workshops are designed for lawyers,
business executives, patent and trademark attorneys and
others wishing to familiarize themselves with the mediation
process and to receive training as mediators.

auDA seeks comments on 2LD process
The .au Domain Administration's (auDA) New Names Advisory
Panel has released a draft paper on a future process for
considering new second-level domain proposals.

Web address dispute shows what's in a name
A Western Australian organisation that lost its Web address
has complained that the Australian domain-name system fails
to protect name holders.

4th Circuit Sets Oral Argument Date For Case
Juan Nogueras, the original registrant of,
states that the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
has set a date for the oral argument of the
case. The hearing will be held on the campus of the
University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore,
Maryland, on February 28, 2003 at 9:00 am. The case is
cited as, Inc. v. Excelentisimo Ayuntamiento
de Barcelona, 02-1396 (4th Cir. filed Apr. 16, 2002). 

9th Circuit Gives to California Supremes
Reluctant to extend tort law into the high-tech arena, the
9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday asked the
California Supreme Court to decide the last remaining
questions in the battle over the lucrative domain
name. Over a vigorous dissent, the majority on a
three-judge panel decided to ask California's high court
whether intangible property is subject to the tort of

Battle for SA Domain Caught in a Legal Web 
Government's battle for control of the internet domain appears doomed to failure as a result of a
precedent-setting ruling that a country's name is not a
trademark that a government has the right to own.

Perspective: Defending the DNS
The domain name system--the global directory that maps
names to Internet Protocol addresses--was designed to
distribute authority, making organizations literally
'masters of their own domain.' But with this mastery comes
the responsibility of contributing to the defense of the

1&1 Registers 3 Millionth Domain
European Web hosting and domain name registration company
1&1 Internet ( announced on Wednesday that
the company has completed its 3 millionth domain name

Panel Orders Transfer in Two Sucks Cases - from
National Arbitration Forum Panelist Sandra Franklin issued
two surprising decisions on January 8 and 9, granting
transfer of the domain name to The
Stop & Shop Supermarket Company and to
Quilogy, Inc. The registrants of the names were former
employees of the companies, and both failed to answer the
The two decisions stand in contrast with a WIPO decision
issued in November, which allowed a former employee of UK
supermarket chain ASDA to retain

UDRP DomainNews Issue 4.1 Available
The first issue of 2003 for the National Arbitration Forum
DomainNews is available.

Nominet PRSS Consultation 
Nominet UK has produced a series of proposals for a new
Public Register Subscription Service (PRSS) together with
amendments to the public access to the WHOIS and the
Automaton. These have been agreed by the Policy Advisory
Board and the Council of Management.


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