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

Our Mission
ICANN for Beginners
About Us
How To Use This Site
ICANNWatch FAQ
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)


     
    This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
    ICANN Sticks Up for TM Holders | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 20 comments | Search Discussion
    Click this button to post a comment to this story
    The options below will change how the comments display
    Threshold:
    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.
    Fergie The Duchess of York Does Not Want Critics
    by Anonymous on Friday May 06 2005, @03:39AM (#15118)
    Fergie The Duchess of York Does Not Want Critics

    It is not surprising that she likes it when
    the legal community silences the media.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    "The designers of the UDRP -- I was one of them"
    by Anonymous on Friday May 06 2005, @05:32AM (#15121)
    "The designers of the UDRP -- I was one of them"

    How embarassing. That would be like saying you
    used to work for ICANN. (or be in their employ)

    Can you imagine interviewing someone who used to
    be employed by ICANN ?

    Q. What were your duties at ICANN ?
    A. Duties ? What are those ?

    Q. What did you do all day ?
    A. Stayed home and watch CNN.

    Q. Is that all ?
    A. No, sometimes I watched FOX News.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Google Experiences a Glimpse of the NEW .NET DNS
    by Anonymous on Monday May 09 2005, @03:55AM (#15147)
    Google Experiences a Glimpse of the NEW .NET DNS

    The centralized-net, main-frame-mentality google watchers have recently experienced a **glimpse** of the NEW .NET DNS.

    DNS is now more and more being handled at the EDGES of the .NET, not by some out-dated VAX running BIND in the core.

    The main-framers are of course holding on to all of their old-school out-dated bibles and RFCs and quoting nonsense as they attempt to explain what is happening. They can not explain it, they are out-of-touch, they still believe that end-users get their DNS from the ICANN root.

    The main-framers do not understand dynamic DNS and edge solutions. They can not imagine that end-users have **smart DNS resolvers** that work hard to find something when asked. If google.com goes away, then google.com.net can step in.

    http://www.google.com.net/ [com.net]

    google-com.net can also come into play. ICANN likes that one because they now want to sell a lot of .NET names. ICANN has Verisign doing the Registry out-sourcing at the moment for .NET.

    http://www.google-com.net/ [google-com.net]

    Microsoft, an edge-system supplier, has yet to play their hand in the NEW .NET DNS era. Stay tuned.

    Cisco/Linksys has played some of their hand with the .LAN TLD in the WRT-54G/S WIFI routers. Did ICANN or the IETF.ISOC say anything ? Of course not, Cisco is part of their IAB club.

    Google has yet to realize that the edge solutions not only pick off google and head other directions they also can now front-end Google and hide google from the end-users. The Google data base can be mined and then re-worked for the end-user.

    The .COM and .NET name-spaces can also be mined and re-worked for the end-user's consumer root. DNS is moving to the edges along with end-user *services*. The centralized-mainframe VAX programmers still do not get it.

    Head on over to the NANOG mail-list to watch the blind leading the blind, or is that the BIND leading the BIND ?

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    The .TM Lobby ??
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 11 2005, @10:33AM (#15181)
    We have already registered names for:
    3COM     Intel
    3M     Janus Capital
    Abbey National     Kodak
    Absolut     Land Rover
    Agillion     Lands' End
    Airtours     Levistrauss
    Alstom     Mastercard
    Alta Vista     Mercedes Benz
    Amazon     Microsoft
    Anheuser-Busch, Inc.     Mobil
    AOL Time-Warner     Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
    Avon Products Inc.     Motorola
    Barclays Bank     NEC
    Blockbuster     Netnames
    BMW     Netscape
    Bose     Network Solutions
    BP     NEXT plc
    Bristol-Myers Squibb     Nintendo
    British Virgin Islands Government     Nortel Networks
    Buckinghamshire Health Authority     Pfizer
    Cable and Wireless     Playboy Enterprises
    Caterpillar     Polaroid
    Chanel     Price Waterhouse Coopers
    Chello Broadband     RealNames
    Cisco Technology     Red Hat, Inc.
    Citibank     Samsung
    CNN     Sharper Image
    Cunard Line     Sprint
    De Beers     Standard Chartered Bank
    Dell     Starmedia
    Deutsche Telekom     Sun Microsystems
    Disney     Teleglobe
    Domino's Pizza     Texaco
    Egg (Prudential Banking)     Thomas Cook
    Electrolux     Toys R Us
    Excite     Travelocity
    Exxon Corporation     Tucows
    Federal Express     UPS
    Fedex     UU-Net
    Ford Motor Company     VeriSign
    Glaxo SmithKline     Visa
    Goldman Sachs     Vivendi
    Goodyear     Volvo
    Gucci     Walmart
    Hasselblad     Whirlpool
    Hitachi     Yahoo
    HSBC   
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]


    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