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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 23:02:21 +1000 (EST)
Commission selects Registry to run Dot EU Top Level Domain
The European Commission has decided to designate EURID -
the European Registry for Internet Domains as the Registry
for the dot EU (.eu) Top Level Domain (TLD).The .eu is
intended to become the distinctive pan-European
identification of websites and e-mail addresses, comparable
to .org or .com. The three founder members of EURID are
currently managing the country codes .be (Belgium), .it
(Italy) and .se (Sweden). Two associated members are from
acceding countries. EURID has committed to consult
stakeholders from the European Internet Community and to
ensure contacts with regional and international
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Europe to establish .eu domain
The European Union has pledged to stamp its identify firmly
on the internet, setting up its own domain for use by
individuals and businesses across the continent.,7204,6480338%5e16123%5e%5enbv%5e,00.html

".eu", dominio de primer nivel proximamente
A finales de año contaremos con un nuevo dominio de primer
nivel, ".eu", que corresponde a la Unión Europea según ha
indicado un portavoz de la Comisión en Bruselas.

WIPO cases hit the mark as 5000th dispute received
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has
announced that it received its 5,000th domain name case
under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
(UDRP) this month.
Diverting Traffic On The Web: Trademarks And The First
What's at the heart of cybersquatting may also be at the
heart of free speech on the Internet: the diversion of
Internet users looking for plaintiff's web site to
defendant's web site. Cybersquatters register domain names
to accomplish this, while meta-infringers (as we will call
them) use HTML code and search engine optimization
techniques. Meta-infringers do this by creating keyword
density by using competitor's trademarks and permutations
thereof in their website in order to rank higher in the
search engine results when someone searches on the
competitor's trademarks.

Can ICANN Meet The Needs Of "Less Developed" Countries?
On World Telecommunications Day last Saturday, the question
of the digital divide—the difference between the so-called
"developed" and "less developed" countries in terms of the
availability and use of new information and communications
technologies, particularly regarding access and use of the
Internet—was one of the main topics of debate. However,
less is understood about the growing knowledge and
participation divide between "developed" and "undeveloped"
countries on decisions regarding the global structure of
the Internet that is currently under the mandate of the
Internet Corporation for the Assigned Names and Numbers

ICANN Nominating Committee Subcommittee on Conflicts of
NomCom members developed and reached consensus on a Code of
Ethics to which all NomCom members and NomCom staff have
expressed their commitment to adhere. The Code of Ethics
includes the following statement on Conflicts of Interest:

Additional Details on June 2003 ICANN Meeting to Be Held in
Montréal, Canada
ICANN's next round of meetings will be held in 22-26 June
2003 in Montréal, Canada. The meetings are free to attend
and open to any interested person. ICANN encourages broad
participation in its bottom-up consensus-development

Louis Touton to Conclude Service to ICANN
Louis Touton announced today that he will leave the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
in late June. Mr. Touton came to ICANN in 1999 as its first
employee and has since then served as ICANN's Vice
President, General Counsel and Secretary.

What's In a Name - book review
A review of Milton L. Mueller's Ruling the Root, The MIT
Press, 2002. In the spring of 1998, the U.S. government
told the Internet: Govern yourself. This unfocused order-a
blandishment, really, expressed as an awkward "statement of
policy" by the Department of Commerce, carrying no direct
force of law-came about because the management of obscure
but critical centralized Internet functions was at a
political crossroads. In Ruling the Root, Mueller
thoroughly documents the colorful history both before and
after this moment of inflection, and gives a fair appraisal
both of the interests at stake and of the ways in which
those interests have influenced the course of that history.

WIPO End Report on Case Administration under the Start-Up
Trademark Opposition Policy for .biz
Between December 2001 and September 2002 the WIPO
Arbitration and Mediation Center processed a total of 338
cases under the Start-Up Trademark Opposition Policy for
.biz (STOP), which was adopted by NeuLevel, the Registry
operator for .biz, and approved by the Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The .biz STOP
Report provides a resume of the Center's case
administration activity under this policy, with two
principal purposes.

GNSO Council Teleconference on 5 June 2003 - agenda

Plan for Organization of ICANN Staff
To the ICANN Community: Since I became ICANN's President in
March, ICANN has been undertaking an analysis of the best
staff structure to achieve its mission while further
improving responsiveness to stakeholders. This analysis has
benefited greatly from contributions from many of you. The
following paper describes the resulting future structure of
ICANN’s staff which we plan to implement over the next four
to six months. Paul D. Twomey - President.

ICANN Address Supporting Organization - Address Council
Meeting minutes


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