Monday, November 28, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
The domain names InternetGovernanceForum.com and InternetGovernanceForum.org were registered yesterday and are for sale on Sedo.com.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
UDRP Turns Six
I don't have accurate numbers, but my best guess is that there have been over 16,000 UDRP cases in the past 6 years. Cybersquatting has not gone away either.
Monday, November 14, 2005
An aggregate of blog postings on WSIS is available here: www.wsisblogs.org
Interview with EU Commissioner Viviane Reding in Der Spiegel: http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/0,1518,384561,00.html
"So where are we up to with this internet governance thing?" - The Register
Once again, read the paper from the Internet Governance Project here.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
ICANN Board Call Today
8 November 2005
Special Meeting of the Board
- Consideration of .ASIA sTLD Application
- Review and Consideration of Policy Development Process Results and Public Comments for "Procedure for use by ICANN in considering requests for consent and related contractual amendments to allow changes in the architecture or operation of a gTLD registry"
- Board Governance Committee's Recommendation for the Creation of a new Board Compensation Committee
- Briefing Regarding Certain Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Budget Items
- Authorization to Bind Professional Liability Insurance Proposal
- Redelegation of .GS (South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands)
- Approval of Legal Expenses
- Single Letter 2d Level Domain Name Discussion
- Authorization to Enter into Addendum to Marina del Rey Sublease
- Proposed ICANN Bylaws Changes on Interim ALAC's Certification of At-Large Structures
- Proposed Guidelines for Implementation of IDN's, v.2.0
- Approval of Board of Director's Expenses
- Other Business
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Listen to Bret Fausett
Keep up the good work Bret.
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
New Internet Governance Project Paper
"WSIS seems to be foundering on the issue of 'political oversight' of the Internet. IGP issues a new paper that clarifies the issues and provides concrete proposals for moving forward. We explain why WSIS must separate discussion of the role of governments in setting policy for all Internet issues from discussion of the narrower problem of ICANN's oversight. By means of a careful analysis of the contractual instruments used by the U.S. government to supervise ICANN, the paper shows how the problem of U.S. unilateral oversight can be addressed in a way that is both politically feasible and avoids threatening the stability or freedom of the Internet."