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Resolving fights over Net names

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers meets in Santiago, Chile, to forge rules on country codes, trademark issues, and other domain disputes.

 

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers--the nonprofit tapped to manage many of the Internet's technical underpinnings--meets in Santiago, Chile, to forge rules on country Net codes, trademark issues, and other domain disputes.

"There is a spirit of cooperation at this meeting that I didn't expect."

- Kathryn Kleiman, Association for Computing Machinery's Internet Governance Committee

 


Domain name dispute policy approved
A new policy to curb legal fights over Internet domain names is adopted by the nonprofit body in charge of the Net's core technical functions.

Prying open the Net's naming system
The body managing the Internet's vital naming system is engaged in the grueling process of opening up its powerful circle to the broader Net community.

Vying for control of country-specific domains
Representatives from approximately 30 nations are pushing a plan that would give them more authority over the use of country code domain names, such as ".us" and ".uk."

previous coverage
Rival domain plans to clash at global conference
Competing proposals to settle disputes over domain names will top the agenda at a meeting in Santiago, Chile, this week, where the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is forging new rules.

MCI, Cisco come to ICANN's rescue
The nonprofit company tapped to manage many of the Internet's underpinnings receives financial support to keep it afloat while it waits for a permanent source of funding.

Group wants to assume control of ".edu" domains
A group representing college network administrators is jumping into the Internet deregulation game, hoping to gain control of domain names reserved for universities.