UDRPlaw - The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Legal Information Site

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Last Post

I have been operating a UDRP-related website since January 2001, first through UDRPlaw.net, and for past year, through this blog.

I have enjoyed running both sites, providing a helpful resource on the Internet for domain name disputes, ICANN issues and information on Internet governance. When I first planned UDRPlaw.net back in 2000, there were no other resources available on the Internet providing the same service. Since then, many resources have become available, in a number of languages, from interested Internet users worldwide. I recommend Bret Fausett's ICANN blog, Marty Schwimmer's Trademark Blog, Cedric Manara's Nom de Domaine and Circle ID.

Fortunately, the experience gained from running the sites, handling UDRP cases and writing about ICANN has opened some new doors and provided me with a great opportunity. I am looking forward to the fresh start.

This is my last post on this blog. I'll be surfacing again in the next couple of weeks in another location. I am not leaving the Internet, so I will be seeing some of you soon. Thanks for reading.

Monday, February 13, 2006

December in Brazil

According to the Board agenda for February 21, Sao Paulo, Brazil has been designated as the location for the 2006 ICANN Annual Meeting. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for the first week of December. Brazil served as host of the March 2003 ICANN meeting.

When Latin America comes up on the rotating schedule again in 2008, Mexico would make a great location for an ICANN meeting.

The 2007 schedule includes meetings in Europe, North America and Asia. My wish list: Barcelona in March, New York in June, and Korea in October.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Latin American meeting

In today's blog post, Bret Fausett notes that a location for the October 2006 ICANN meeting has not yet been published. He also makes a plug for an ICANN meeting in Mexico. This is a great idea. Way back on April 8, 2005, I made a similar recommendation on this blog for Merida, Mexico. Even if the meeting is held in a different location in October, Mexico would be a good candidate for a future meeting.