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    Can Someone Explain What on Earth the Board Does ?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 13 2005, @05:40AM (#14882)
    Can someone explain what on Earth the ICANN Board
    could be discussing ?

    Are they still lieing about having too many TLDs
    in the root zone ?

    Are they trying to see how they get paid under
    the table ?

    What happened to Vinton Cerf's claims that .WEB
    would be in the next round ? [What year was that?]

    Why is ICANN censoring the net ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Airports Only Have Three Rental Car Companies
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 13 2005, @06:03AM (#14884)
    There is a mind-set in some governance circles
    that public places can have some competition
    but not too much. As an example, some airports
    may be designed to only have three rental car
    companies. More than that, becomes too complex.

    ICANN has more or less selected their three
    registries, Verisign, Neustar and Affiliates.
    TLDs are now handed out very slowly to one of
    those three. No other competition is allowed.

    .JOBS to Verisign [Check]
    .TRAVEL to Neustar [Check]
    .ASIA to Affiliates [Check]

    Next round next year.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Afilias Recently Re-Launched India (.IN)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 13 2005, @08:38AM (#14887)
    Afilias Recently Re-Launched India (.IN)

    ICANN actually assists the insiders in taking
    TLDs from people with a different religion.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    No Jobs.Asia, Travel.Asia, Pro.Asia or Asia.Asia
    by Anonymous on Thursday April 14 2005, @12:31AM (#14890)
    "An extensive reserved domains list will be compiled for the DotAsia registry,
    taking into consideration both the reservation of country names according to
    the ISO-3166-1 list as well as ICANN requirements for the reservation of
    country codes and other second level domains similar to those reserved in the
    current Appendix K of ICANN’s agreement with new TLD registries. In addition,
    the DotAsia registry will consider a reserved domain lists from participating
    ccTLDs (Sponsor Members). The reserved lists submitted by the local ccTLDs
    will serve to ensure best relevance of these names to protect the rights of
    others within the community. The DotAsia registry is also committed to
    continually review and update these lists to best reflect and protect the
    rights of the entities in the community."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    The Names are Changing - Canada is Running .ASIA
    by Anonymous on Thursday April 14 2005, @12:35AM (#14891)

    "Maria NG Lee Hoon (Regional Senior Program Specialist, PAN, IDRC)
    Maria is a Regional Senior Program Specialist at the Singapore Office of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada . Maria with her colleagues in Ottawa and New Delhi, represent IDRC's ICT4D program interests in the Asia and Pacific region, guiding its program of work and budget to reflect the concerns of the region. They work under IDRC's programmatic initiative for Asia, named Pan Asia Networking (PAN)."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    The .MOB in Ireland is Running .ASIA
    by Anonymous on Thursday April 14 2005, @12:39AM (#14892)
    Afilias looks to support .asia and .mob

    "The companies behind the proposed mobile top-level domain (TLD) include 3G operator 3, the GSM Association, Orange, Samsung, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Nokia, Vodafone and HP."

    "Afilias is headquartered in Dublin, but employs fewer than ten people in Ireland. The company has 40 employees in a technical operations bureau in Toronto and employs another ten in an administration and marketing office outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Response from DotAsia Organisation Limited
    by Che-Hoo CHENG on Thursday April 14 2005, @04:59AM (#14893)
    User #4115 Info | http://www.dotasia.org/
    Before jumping to conclusions, I urge everybody to visit our website at www.dotasia.org to take a look at our materials including our well-thought out proposal to ICANN and have a sense of the level and variety of support that we have obtained from our community (see http://www.dotasia.org/about/members.html & http://www.dotasia.org/about/initialboard.html).

    Maybe let me give you a little bit of background information of our .ASIA initiative first. Prof. Kilnam Chon of Korea (one of the Internet pioneers in Asia) initiated the idea of .AP several years ago, laying the seeds of the initiative already. From early 2003, the current team adjusted the idea to .ASIA as a Sponsored gTLD based on a bottom-up approach. Initial responses were very positive and when ICANN issued the RFP for sTLDs in December 2003, the initiative began to formalize and take shape.

    When the proposal was submitted to ICANN in mid March 2004, 7 ccTLDs (.CN, .ID, .JP, .MO, .NU, .TW and .VN) as well as APNIC and APNG already participated as members. Since then, recruitment of members continued, and as of now, there are already 20 participating ccTLDs (including .KZ, .TJ & .UZ from Central Asia, .AF, .BT, .IN & .IR from South Asia, .KH, .PH & .SG from South-East Asia, .KR & .MN from East Asia and .NZ from Pacific) plus APNIC, APNG and PAN/IDRC. The initiative will continue to welcome and recruit members even after it obtains approval from ICANN, and eligible organisations in the region can join at their own pace and become equal members.

    Upon the establishment of the initial board and initial advisory council by well-respected individuals from different areas of our community (see http://www.dotasia.org/about/initialboard.html), all are actively updated and involved, along with members and potential members, in the activities of .ASIA.

    It is worth to note that Afilias’ involvement as a registry services and technology provider is well defined and well understood, and it does not and will not interfere with policy formulation functions of the .ASIA registry.

    Our members and supporters share the dream of having our own Asia-focus TLD. And, we want to leverage and bring together the collaborative spirit of the Internet community in Asia to further the continued growth in and around the region. So, .ASIA is indeed an initiative of our community.

    I hope that it is much clearer to everybody now.

    Thanks a lot.

    Che-Hoo CHENG

    For and on behalf of
    Initial Board and Initial Advisory Council
    DotAsia Organisation Limited
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    Registry Proof of Concept Reports
    by Anonymous on Thursday April 14 2005, @08:31AM (#14895)
    Registry Proof of Concept Reports


    27 August 2002

    No reports currently available.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Paul Wilson APNIC Address Leasing Agent Paper
    by Anonymous on Friday April 15 2005, @05:36AM (#14900)
    Paul Wilson, one of the insiders that has been
    living off of the address space leasing business
    since 1998 just published a paper with more
    nonsense and misinformation on how address space
    has to be managed (to keep him in business).

    Head to Orlando, Florida where many of the insiders
    will be vacationing and spending your tax dollars
    next week. Paul Wilson will be there from .ASIA.
    It looks like he is also now getting into the
    name business.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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