Roberts and .EDU domains
Date: Saturday March 17 2001, @11:49AM
Topic: ICANN Staff and Structure

larry writes "Look for Mike Roberts and EDUCAUSE.edu (formerly educom.edu) to control assigning of coveted .EDU domain which is now controlled by Network Solutions."

Some older links: http://www.streamgroup.com/library/_Articles/educom.html http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/130dftmail/scanned/educom.htm http://www.educause.edu/pub/ehistory/ehistory.html http://www.interesting-people.org/archive/0952.html

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Re: Roberts and .EDU domains
by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Saturday March 17 2001, @03:08PM (#421)
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I'm uncertain if it's correct to say that VeriSign currently "controls" .edu -- I believe they provide free services for it, but I don't know who currently makes policy; I don't think VeriSign claims that right, though, does it?

I think one of the more interesting aspects of this is that the links are ... old. EDUCAUSE has been lying low for a while...perhaps (sensibly) to wait until the Roberts conflict of interest is out of the way?

So, these questions:

  • What rules apply to the redelegation of gTLDs?
  • Does ICANN have any role?
  • Will there be an open and competitive bidding process?
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