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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 22:49:39 +1000 (EST)
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New Law Targets Internet Porn
President Bush today signed legislation that would hand out
prison sentences to online pornographers who deliberately
mask their Web sites behind innocuous domain names.

IANA Report - Subject: Request of Uzinfocom for
Redelegation of .uz Top-Level Domain
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (the IANA), as part
of the administrative functions associated with management
of the domain-name system root, is responsible for
receiving requests for delegation and redelegation of
top-level domains, investigating the circumstances
pertinent to those requests, and reporting on the requests.
This report gives the findings and conclusions of the IANA
on its investigation of various requests for redelegation
of the .uz (Uzbekistan) country-code top-level domain

ICANN Announcement: Comments on Criteria to Be Used in the
Selection of New Sponsored TLDs Due 17 May 2003
On 25 March 2003, ICANN posted a consultation paper
entitled "Criteria to Be Used in the Selection of New
Sponsored TLDs". This paper was discussed at the ICANN
Public Forum held on 26 March 2003; a Powerpoint
presentation is available on the ICANN web site. A related
report entitled "Report on Compliance by Sponsored gTLDs
with the Registration Requirements of Their Charters" is
also available. Written comments may be submitted by e-mail
to <stld-rfp-comments&#167;>. The deadline for written
comments is Saturday, 17 May 2003.

New Database Offers Free and Most Complete Access to Legal
Precedents Involving Domain Name Disputes
Dispute Resolution Database Unveiled by University of
Massachusetts Center for Information Technology and Dispute
Resolution and Markle Foundation
The Center for Information Technology and Dispute
Resolution and the Markle Foundation today announced a
public resource that provides free access to an online
compendium of archived decisions regarding domain name
dispute cases.
The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Database
( provides Internet users
worldwide with free access to precedents regarding disputes
over Web addresses, giving parties the tools necessary to
better prepare for Web-based cases than ever before. The
database will be updated on an ongoing basis, making it the
most complete resource available. Hijacker Appeals to the Supreme Court
In yet another odd twist to an even stranger case, Stephen
Michael Cohen, who was convicted of stealing the Web site and later went on the lam, is appealing to the U.S.
Supreme Court to hear his case. plods on
Submissions on the proposed second level domain
name (2LD) have closed with only a handful of respondents
bothering to comment on the suggestion.

Puerto Rico Defeated In Puertorico.Com Dispute
In a WIPO decision released today, the Puerto Rico Tourism
Company has lost a dispute over in very
similar circumstances to the decision in Purchase "Shocker" 
After its failed dispute against the registrant of, which resulted in Her Majesty the Queen
being found guilty of reverse domain hijacking, the New
Zealand government has bought the domain for NZ$1 million.
What really happened with the case

Microsoft Corporation v. Avi Goldman
The disputed domain name <> is registered
with CORE Internet Council of Registrars.
The Complaint was filed with the WIPO Arbitration and
Mediation Center (the "Center") on January 22, 2003. On
January 23, 2003, the Center transmitted by email to CORE
Internet Council of Registrars a request for registrar
verification in connection with the domain name at issue.
On January 31, 2003, CORE Internet Council of Registrars
transmitted by email to the Center its verification
response confirming that the Respondent is listed as the
registrant and providing the contact details for the
administrative, billing, and technical contact. In response
to a notification by the Center that the Complaint was
administratively deficient, the Complainant filed an
amendment to the Complaint on February 7, 2003. The Center
verified that the Complaint together with the amendment to
the Complaint satisfied the formal requirements of the
Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the
"Policy"), the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute
Resolution Policy (the "Rules"), and the WIPO Supplemental
Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
(the "Supplemental Rules").


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