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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 23:25:56 +1100 (EST)
Cirque du Soleil Brings Down The House Against Porn Site -
The producer of Cirque du Soleil won its case against a
Quebec-based registrant who specializes in purchasing
expired domain names to direct visitors to "Tina's Webcam."
NAF Panelist Hon. Charles K. McCotter ordered the transfer
of to the Complainant after finding that
Richard Mandanice's "infringing activity not only
monetarily benefits Respondent, but concurrently tarnishes
the goodwill established in Complainant’s mark."

Advisory Concerning IAB Comment on .com and .net Nameserver
On Monday, 6 January 2003, ICANN requested the advice of
the Internet Architecture Board on changes to the behavior
of the .com and .net nameservers, as had been announced by
VeriSign Global Registry Services. The Internet
Architecture Board provided a consensus statement on
Friday, 25 January 2003. ICANN has requested that VeriSign
Global Registry Services provide a response to the Internet
Architecture Board's statement.

Update on Plans for ICANN Meetings During 2003
Preparations are proceeding for ICANN's three rounds of
meetings during 2003:

2LD review committee to be selected
InternetNZ has begun reviewing the second level domain
(2LD) process by calling for interested parties to be part
of a review committee chaired by the domain name
commissioner (DNC) Debbie Monahan.

Domain of Cash at
Cash is king. Just ask In a battle that's
been played out in dueling press releases, two firms
recently launched takeover bids for the New York-based
domain registrar.

.org handover 'successful'
The handover of the management of the .org top-level
internet domain from VeriSign Inc to the Public Internet
Registry, an affiliate of the Internet Society, was
successfully completed over the weekend, PIR said

UK WHOIS service suspended after rogue attack
Nominet UK was forced to suspend its WHOIS service last
night after a rogue attempt to copy the entire registry of
.uk domains.

Domain snatching called 'just plain dirty'
There once was a time when taking your competitors'
campaign signs was a big deal. Not anymore. The campaign
manager for City Councilman Ed Thomas, who is running for
Denver auditor, said Friday that he purchased Internet
domains with the names of the three other auditor
candidates to "make it more difficult (for the competition)
to get their messages out" before the May 6 election.,1299,DRMN_15_1650692,00.html

Abortion opponent refuses to give up Web domains
A man who has used such trademarked names as the Washington
Post and McDonald's to promote his views on abortion was
found in contempt Thursday by a federal judge in
Minneapolis for failing to stop the practice.

VeriSign 'violates DNS' - IAB
The Internet Architecture Board, which oversees the
internet's standard-setting bodies, this weekend criticized
as "a violation of the DNS protocol" a service VeriSign Inc
recently introduced to help web users use non-English
letters in domain names.

Domain name registrar in email blunder
Network Solutions Inc has inadvertently sent some of its
customers a list of about 86,000 other customers' email

Post Dating Trademarks Can't Support Domain Claims
In no less than three separate reported domain name
disputes under the UDRP, decided within a day of each
other, the complainant has been unsuccessful because in
each case it relied upon a trademark which came into
existence after the registration of the domain name.

Domain name resellers shut up shop
A number of domain name resellers criticised for their
sales tactics are to cease trading, according to Trading

Decision: International Olympic Committee & United States
Olympic Committee v. Russell Ritchey d/b/a EZ Fixin's
Parties: Complainant is International Olympic Committee,
Lausanne, SWITZERLAND (“Complainant”) represented by James
L. Bikoff, of Silverberg Goldman & Bikoff LLP.  Respondent
is Russell Ritchey d/b/a EX Fixin’s, Waco, TX, USA
Registrar And Disputed Domain Names: The domain names at
issue are <>, <>,
<>, <> and
<>, registered with VeriSign, Inc.

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