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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 23:18:07 +1000 (EST)
Is this the end of the domain transfer nightmare?
An end to the frustrating, illogical and frequently abused
system of transferring domain names between registrars may
finally arrive this week at the ICANN meeting in Rio de

BMW Drives Away With Win In UDRP - from
WIPO Panelist James Bridgeman granted the transfer of the
domain name to well-known German automaker
BMW, in a decision released today.

ICANN ccNSO Assistance Group Compiled Recommendations (for
Discussion at Rio de Janeiro Meeting)

ICANN Rio de Janeiro Meeting Topic: Criteria to Be Used in
the Selection of New Sponsored TLDs.
In "A Plan for Action Regarding New gTLDs", ICANN's
President recommended that the ICANN Board consider
immediately initiating a round for selecting three
sponsored top-level domains (sTLDs), subject to
verification that the sTLDs introduced in 2001 had not
admitted significant numbers of registrants that lie
outside of their charters. A study of that question has now
been completed and shows general adherence to the sTLD

ICANN Rio de Janeiro Meeting Topic: Inter-Registrar
Transfers of Domain-Name Registrations
At its meeting on 20 February 2003, the GNSO Council voted
unanimously to accept the Final Report of the GNSO
Transfers Task Force and to forward it to the ICANN Board
as a consensus-policy recommendation. The report will be
discussed at the ICANN Public Forum session to be held on
Wednesday, 26 March 2003, and will be considered by the
ICANN Board at its meeting on Thursday, 27 March 2003. Both
the Public Forum and the Board meeting will be held in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil.

World Wide Alliance of Top Level Domain ccTLD Rio Meeting

Regional Internet Registries Communiqué to the Government
Advisory Committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers

Federated Farmers in battle for domain name
A legal battle for control of the
web address is heating up and will likely see the holder of
the domain accused of "passing off" - trading on the name
and goodwill of another organisation for commercial

Made in .CAnada: An Open Forum on Canada's Internet Space
Canadian businesses and individuals are increasingly
choosing dot-ca domain names for their websites. In the
past two years, there has been a 500-per-cent increase in
the number of dot-ca domain name registrations. The
Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) manages a
growing registry of more than 320,000 dot-ca domain names.

Feds seize internet domain names
Federal agents routinely seize property allegedly used in
the commission of a crime, anything from a drug dealer's
car or speedboat to a hacker's computer.

Why ICANN Needs Fresh Blood: A Deeper View
Paul Twomey's appointment to the presidency may be
dismaying -- critics have charged him with being an insider
-- but would simply getting rid of the insiders really
help? It's not clear that even a new set of actors is
enough to regain confidence and legitimacy in the Internet
community. Perhaps what is needed are new personalities and
new ideas to break the ideological impasse. It may be that
the personal distrust has muddied the institution itself.

UDRP Does Not Apply To Bad Faith Domain Name Renewals –
Part II
The first part of this article offered a background
examination on why Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)
fails to apply to domain name renewals. Now, in the second
part of this article, we will examine UDRP shortfalls
further by reviewing several cases involving the renewal of
domain name registrations.

Trend Towards Liberalisation Of Country Domain Names:
Enters .CN
On Monday 17 March, domain name registrations under the new
Chinese Internet address, .cn, were available for the first
time to registrants both inside and outside of China. Other
examples include country top-level domain names such as .tm
for Turkmenistan, which recently relaxed its registration
rules, and .se for Sweden, which will see registrations
open up to overseas businesses in April, and more recently
the liberalisation of .la for Lao People's Democratic
Republic meant the domain could be marketed as an address
for Los Angeles, Latin America or Louisiana...

A Sustainable Framework For The Deployment Of New gTLDs -
Part II
Part I of this article explored some of the current
thinking and direction that key policy-makers seem to be
headed with the creation of new gTLDS. This part focuses on
a new alternative plan for the ongoing deployment of new

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