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    Board of Directors Rita Rodin Joins ICANN Board
    posted by michael on Wednesday June 28 2006, @02:15PM

    ICANN Blog reports Rita Rodin Elected to ICANN Board.

    Although many contributed, Rita Rodin has at least as good a claim as anyone to being the primary drafter of the UDRP we have today. At a critical point in the process, her draft replaced the one produced through the public process, although proponents tried hard to distract from the slight of hand afterwards. As Mark Lemley and I wrote in our article on ICANN's antitrust issues,

    Even before the first ICANN working group on domain name arbitration reported in late July 1999, a group of registrars quietly employed a Skadden Arps lawyer, Rita Rodin, to craft a dispute policy for them. On August 20, 1999, the registrars unveiled their proposed policy document. Four days later, the ICANN staff issued a report with its own detailed suggestions about what the dispute policy should look like, many of which followed the registrars’ lead. Two days after that, amidst much controversy, the ICANN Board resolved to use the registrars’ draft, rather than anything drafted through the ICANN consensus policymaking procedure “as a starting point” for the drafting of ICANN’s own policy. In practice this meant that the Registrars’ draft was accepted almost in toto, save that a few of the most controversial issues were referred to a ‘small drafting committee’ made up of representatives of the warring factions.
    source: ICANN & Anti-Trust, 2003 ILL. L. REV. 1, 28-29 (footnotes omitted).

    Ms. Rodin is clearly a very effective lawyer.




     
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