Vint Cerf at ICANN by Veni (CC BY 2.0) https://flic.kr/p/3KWko9

Vint Cerf at ICANN by Veni (CC BY 2.0) https://flic.kr/p/3KWko9

Internet Governance

Recent Developments of Domain Name Dispute Resolution in Canada and Korea

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November 12, 2002 Comments are Disabled Conferences

ICANN Turf War Playing Out

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Last week in Shanghai, Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the agency responsible for administering the Internet, conducted the most important meeting in its brief history. Following months of debate on institutional reform, the ICANN board approved the elimination of board positions reserved for the general public, shelved plans for Internet user participation through on-line elections and removed most of the mechanisms that hold ICANN accountable.

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November 7, 2002 12 comments Columns Archive

Internet Overseer Takes Wrong Path on Accountability

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In the age of the Enron and WorldCom scandals, it would be almost unthinkable to try to impede board disclosure and transparency. Almost. Last week, a court case involving the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) — the Internet administrative agency — and Karl Auerbach, one of its most vocal directors, revealed that ICANN attempted to do just that when it established an unreasonable policy that placed conditions on board-of-director access to its own corporate records.

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August 8, 2002 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Domain Name Policy Absurd When it Comes to Trademarks

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Last week an Ontario court issued a landmark judgment involving the domain name Canadian.biz. Effectively, it overruled a domain name dispute resolution decision that had called for the transfer of the domain from the original registrant to Molson Breweries.

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July 25, 2002 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Public’s Role in Net Governance Threatened

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As the Internet blossomed from a small community of users to a global phenomenon in the mid-1990s, the governance of the domain name system underwent a similarly dramatic change.

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June 13, 2002 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive