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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 21:36:27 +1000 (EST)
.org registry vanishes into thin air
The registry for all .org domains appears to have collapsed
- meaning that all the details of who owns any .org domain
are unobtainable. saga continues
The saga of the US$500,000 paid by the New Zealand
government for domain is still rolling on,
with official responses to Parliamentary questions
producing more queries than they did answers.

WIPO directs US firm to transfer domain name to NIIT
In a major victory for NIIT, pioneer in imparting computer
education in the country, WIPO, an apex body of arbitration
and mediation, has evicted an American firm from operating
its pornographic website by robbing the mark of the Indian
company, according to NIIT counsel Pravin Anand.

Member States Discuss the Revision of International
Trademark Law Treaty (TLT)
The further simplification and streamlining of procedures
for obtaining and maintaining a mark was discussed by
member States attending the WIPO Standing Committee on the
Law of Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Industrial
Designs (SCT) which met in Geneva from April 28 to May 2,
2003. The meeting, attended by delegations from 79 member
States, 3 intergovernmental organizations and 12
non-governmental organizations, addressed the future
revision of the Trademark Law Treaty (TLT), the question of
the protection of Geographical Indications (GIs) and domain

Kid-friendly Web zone to be online in September
Telecommunications company NeuStar Inc. on Tuesday said it
plans to launch a "child-friendly" Internet zone free of
violence, pornography and other adult material in
September. Privately held NeuStar said the ""
Internet domain will be open to U.S. residents and
businesses on Sept. 4, while registered trademark holders
will be able to reserve their marks during a special
pre-registration period from June 17 to Aug. 15.>

Codorniu Winery Domain Name - from Baker and McKenzie's
Global E-Law Alert
A WIPO panel ruled that the family reasons of the
respondent did not justify his registration of,
and ordered transfer to Codorniu.

Letter from Jane Mutimear (Intellectual Property Interests
Constituency) to Louis Touton

ICANN Proposed Fiscal Year 2003–2004 Budget

CIRA Responds to Allegations of Racial Discrimination -
CIRA news release
On May 13, 2003, the Canadian Internet Registration
Authority (CIRA) learned that an organization named
CiraWatch Corporation ( had posted an
article alleging that CIRA’s validation process for domain
name registrations discriminated against certain ethnic


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