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    WSIS .eu and Europe too
    EU Prepares for WSIS
    posted by michael on Wednesday June 08 2005, @07:12PM

    Fergie writes "Via OUT-LAW.com:
    The European Commission yesterday set out its priorities for a forthcoming international summit on developing the information society. Top of the agenda is the question of internet governance, currently in the control of US-based ICANN.

    This will be the second World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The first one took place in Geneva in December 2003, with the aim of finding ways of using ICT to improve the global economy and tackle worldwide problems such as poverty.

    It was hailed a success, resulting in a Declaration of Principles for governing the information society and an Action Plan for implementing them. But agreement was only reached by leaving the toughest issues to future discussion. Most controversial among these was the question of who should govern the internet."

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    internet governance, currently in the control of ?
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 09 2005, @01:57AM (#15495)
    "internet governance, currently in the control of US-based ICANN."

    If people start with that assumption, they will
    fail. The I* Society insiders will eat their lunch.

    People (especially governments) need to be educated
    about who the insiders are and what their agenda
    is, and what they will do to acheive their goals.
    They will stop at nothing. Their religion trains
    them to manipulate the media, networks and minds.

    It Seeks Overall Control
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    ICANN Out-Sources Their .NET Registry to Verisign
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 09 2005, @04:19AM (#15502)
    ICANN now operates the .NET Registry for 75 cents per name per year. ICANN has selected Verisign to handle the back-office details. Pay no attention to the ICANN Bylaws. The ICANN Board apparently ignores those also.

    http://www.icann.org/general/archive-bylaws/bylaws -08apr05.htm#II

    Section 2. RESTRICTIONS

    ICANN shall not act as a Domain Name System Registry or Registrar or Internet Protocol Address Registry in competition with entities affected by the policies of ICANN. Nothing in this Section is intended to prevent ICANN from taking whatever steps are necessary to protect the operational stability of the Internet in the event of financial failure of a Registry or Registrar or other emergency.


    ICANN shall not apply its standards, policies, procedures, or practices inequitably or single out any particular party for disparate treatment unless justified by substantial and reasonable cause, such as the promotion of effective competition.

    ICANN Board Designates VeriSign to Retain Control of .NET Registry

    8 June 2005

    Marina del Rey, CA – 8 June 2005 – ICANN’s Board has named VeriSign, Inc. as the designated .NET successor registry. ICANN has also approved entering into a new agreement with VeriSign for their continued management of the .NET registry for six additional years. This announcement is the culmination of the .NET RFP and successor registry process that began on 6 March 2004 and included an independent evaluation of VeriSign and four other applicants.

    In taking this action ICANN’s Board considered the entire RFP Process, an independent evaluator’s report, Internet community comments and the terms of the new agreement.
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