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    So what's in the ICANN contract?
    by ukryule on Thursday January 15 2004, @01:08AM (#12854)
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    I'm sure this has been answered before ... but what are the major issues with the contract that the ccTLDs are asked to sign by ICANN? Also, if (as the story says) countries like Britain, Germany and France have refused to sign the agreement, what is their relationship with ICANN?
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    .ca eh?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday January 16 2004, @10:27AM (#12860)
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    The Register article states in part:
    As for the rest [of the redelegated ccTLDs], with the singular exception of Canada (which in Internet terms maintains the strange relationship with the US that the two countries do), every one has done something extraordinary - signed a contractual agreement with ICANN, written by ICANN, in which the country recognises ICANN as the ultimate authority in domain name issues.
    SFAIK the redelegation of Canada's .ca from John Demco of the University of British Columbia (as it happens, my alma mater) to CIRA took place before ICANN came up with the pay and obey contract as part of its plan for world domination.

    I strongly suspect CIRA is in no more of a rush to sign such a contract than Britain, France, Germany, et al. Note that with the exception of Australia (for which Paul Twomey is being handsomely repaid), to their credit most of the first world (which is largely to say most of the most wired countries) have so far resisted ICANN's extortion attempts. I don't know of any particular strange relationship we share with the US other than sharing the world's largest border with them through an accident of birth. -g

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