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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

mTLD to Require Strict Standards

The recently approved sponsored TLD .mobi will require registrants to follow strict standards on web development, according to an article in Silicon.com (copy on ZDNet UK available here). For more information, visit www.mtldinfo.com.

ICANN-Verisign Settlement

On Monday October 24 ICANN and Verisign announced an end to their long simmering legal dispute and reached a settlement that will allow Verisign to retain maintenance of the .com TLD through 2012. Commenting on the proposed agreement, Paul Twomey, President and CEO of ICANN said: "This proposed agreement settles many of the long-standing points of tension between ICANN and VeriSign. The settlement opens the way for a constructive and productive relationship between ICANN and VeriSign that will benefit the global Internet community, and further illustrates the benefits of a multi-stakeholder approach."

A copy of the press release from ICANN is available here. A link to the proposed settlement agreements is here. The .com Registry Agreement is here. Link to Bret Fausett's podcast on the settlement is here.