Inside ICANNWatch  
Submit Story
Lost Password
Site Messages
Top 10 Lists
Latest Comments
Search by topic

Our Mission
ICANN for Beginners
About Us
How To Use This Site
Slash Tech Info
Link to Us
Write to Us

  Useful ICANN sites  
  • ICANN itself
  • Bret Fausett's ICANN Blog
  • Internet Governance Project
  • UN Working Group on Internet Governance
  • Karl Auerbach web site
  • Müller-Maguhn home
  • UDRPinfo.com;
  • UDRPlaw.net;
  • CircleID;
  • LatinoamerICANN Project
  • ICB Tollfree News

  •   At Large Membership and Civil Society Participation in ICANN  
  • icannatlarge.com;
  • Noncommercial Users Constituency of ICANN
  • NAIS Project
  • ICANN At Large Study Committee Final Report
  • ICANN (non)Members page
  • ICANN Membership Election site

  • ICANN-Related Reading
    Browse ICANNWatch by Subject

    Ted Byfied
    - ICANN: Defending Our Precious Bodily Fluids
    - Ushering in Banality
    - ICANN! No U CANN't!
    - roving_reporter
    - DNS: A Short History and a Short Future

    David Farber
    - Overcoming ICANN (PFIR statement)

    A. Michael Froomkin
    - When We Say US™, We Mean It!
    - ICANN 2.0: Meet The New Boss
    - Habermas@ discourse.net: Toward a Critical Theory of Cyberspace
    - ICANN and Anti-Trust (with Mark Lemley)
    - Wrong Turn in Cyberspace: Using ICANN to Route Around the APA & the Constitution (html)
    - Form and Substance in Cyberspace
    - ICANN's "Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy"-- Causes and (Partial) Cures

    Milton Mueller
    - Ruling the Root
    - Success by Default: A New Profile of Domain Name Trademark Disputes under ICANN's UDRP
    - Dancing the Quango: ICANN as International Regulatory Regime
    - Goverments and Country Names: ICANN's Transformation into an Intergovernmental Regime
    - Competing DNS Roots: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?
    - Rough Justice: A Statistical Assessment of the UDRP
    - ICANN and Internet Governance

    David Post
    - Governing Cyberspace, or Where is James Madison When We Need Him?
    - The 'Unsettled Paradox': The Internet, the State, and the Consent of the Governed

    Jonathan Weinberg
    - Sitefinder and Internet Governance
    - ICANN, Internet Stability, and New Top Level Domains
    - Geeks and Greeks
    - ICANN and the Problem of Legitimacy

    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)

    Minor Memos Bits: Of Babies, Planets, Pathologies, and More
    posted by michael on Thursday May 24 2001, @04:56AM

    Lots of interesting small items have piled up: babies with domain names, yet another strange UDRP decision, instructions for winning the ‘gold rush', an article in which a WIPO official bemoans the Internet's "pathological independence"--and more!

    Lest you think only trademark holders want domain names...siliconvalley.com reports that Hospital offers new babies their own domain name.

    In what appears from news reports to be a spectacularly wrong-headed UDRP decision (the actual decision isn't online yet and one can never be absolutely sure until reading the decision), a majority of a three-person NAF panel awarded www.aimster.com to AOL. Not only did the panel majority decide that the "aim" part of "Aimster" infringed AOL's trademark rights (the "AIM" in Aimster being confusingly similar to "AOL Instant Messenger", of course) but it held 2-1 that the Aimster name was registered and used in bad faith. I was under the impression, however, that company was, somewhat notoriously, named after the founder's teen-age daughter, Aimee, who is featured prominently on the site... The dissenting arbitrator was G. Gervaise Davis III who has been active in DNS matters since the gTLD-MoU days. Aimster is reportedly planning to contest this decision in court.

    Anonymous writes to tell us about instructions for winning at The 6.30am Domain Name Goldrush Part I and Part II.

    (Another?) Anonymous notes that Vint Cerf to Chair INET 2001 Panel on Interplanetary Internet

    ZDNet UK reports that it asked WIPO's number two, Assistant Director General Francis Gurry, what he thought of registrars who sell domain names in TLDs not sanctioned by ICANN. His response bemoans the "tradition on the Internet for anarchy and pathological independence."

    [To respond, or start a new comment thread, click the "Send Your Comment" button in the yellow box to the upper right.]

      ICANNWatch Login  


    [ Don't have an account yet? Please create one. It's not required, but as a registered user you can customize the site, post comments with your name, and accumulate reputation points ("karma") that will make your comments more visible. ]

      Related Links  
  • Hospital offers new babies their own domain name
  • news reports
  • www.aimster.com
  • AOL
  • notoriously
  • prominently
  • G. Gervaise Davis III
  • reportedly
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • Vint Cerf to Chair INET 2001 Panel on Interplanetary Internet
  • reports
    This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
    Bits: Of Babies, Planets, Pathologies, and More | Log in/Create an Account | Top | Search Discussion
    Click this button to post a comment to this story
    The options below will change how the comments display
    Check box to change your default comment view
    The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.

    Search ICANNWatch.org:

    Privacy Policy: We will not knowingly give out your personal data -- other than identifying your postings in the way you direct by setting your configuration options -- without a court order. All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 by ICANNWatch.Org. This web site was made with Slashcode, a web portal system written in perl. Slashcode is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
    You can syndicate our headlines in .rdf, .rss, or .xml. Domain registration services donated by DomainRegistry.com