U.S. Commerce Department renews ICANN MoU for one year
Date: Friday September 20 2002, @05:39AM
Topic: USA Goverment Relations

Commentary will come later; right now, I'm just putting up these links to cover the breaking news. The new MoU amendment is here, and the Commerce Department's accompanying statement is here [link corrected -- jtw]. Press release is here.

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They forgot the UDRP review
by isquat on Friday September 20 2002, @03:03PM (#9312)
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I am amazed that the long overdue and promised review of the UDRP is not mentioned as in need of some speeding up. Then the DOC has only praise for the UDRP. Remarkable, since the statement is quite frank about other shortcomings.
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Re: U.S. Commerce Department renews ICANN MoU for
by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday September 21 2002, @06:34AM (#9320)
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Coverage from WiReD and the NY Times [may require free signup]. There's more, but they're recycling the same bathwater. When someone hacks the root this year and the net crashes for a few hours (which equates to $billions in losses) the USG will announce that it is tickled pink that ICANN has seen fit to create a security advisory committee (so Steve Crocker has some money he can lend to his brother). And you governments that don't like it can suck up to Dr. Paul Twomey, the non-elected and illegitimate head of the GAC, which the USG also thinks is just swell. -g
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Re: U.S. Commerce Department renews ICANN MoU for
by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday September 20 2002, @09:21AM (#9297)
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Anon writes:
the minimum criteria set for new registries will probably be based on Verisign/Neulevel - sized models, virtually eliminating small players, like IOD.
Au contraire. From M. Stuart Lynn's statements (which he made long ago supposedly speaking for the committee which ultimately said that it wasn't making any such determinations), and from the multiple and continuing pratfalls of Verisign/Neulevel - sized models, I suspect that what we will see (if any at all) are sponsored-restricted models like .aero and .museum. This lack of new competition (the opposite of what the old and new MoU supposedly require) allows ICANN's Verisign/Neulevel - sized models a better chance of survival (and note they're the first choices to get .org) as a USG protected, and created, cartel. And it still virtually eliminates IOD. -g
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Re: U.S. Commerce Department renews ICANN MoU for
by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Friday September 20 2002, @10:30AM (#9301)
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The last I read their financial reports, IOD could muster the same level of financing that Neulevel and Afilias put into their registries, combined.

Seems to me that money isn't the issue there.

++Peter
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Re: Thank you Commerce
by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Friday September 20 2002, @10:58AM (#9304)
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Do tell, Anonymous Sir, why is renewing the MoU the right thing, as opposed to rebidding the contract?

++Peter
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