adamw writes "A new book “Leaving Reality Behind: etoy versus eToys.com and other battles to control cyberspace” tells the story of the battle between the conceptual art group and the toy retailer, as well as the battle over the Domain Name System, from the charging for domains to the creation of ICANN. This was pieced together with interviews from Becky Burr, Don Telage and others. It is, I think, one of the fullest journalistic accounts of the domain wars of the 1990s."
"The book has just been released by HarperCollins in the US. So far the book has been favourably reviewed:
‘This books tells an important story, and is absorbing as a
well-crafted thriller.’ Financial Times
'Accomplished, assured, fascinating and provocative – a model of
reportage.’ Scotland on Sunday
'The book is a sober yet engaging account of the forces that meshed in
those crazy times.’ New Statesman
"A lush landscape of bit players keeps the book entertaining." San Francisco Chronicle .
The prologue, first chapter and more information are at this website . And the book is, of course, available at
amazon , and other places.
As one of the authors I hope that the readers of ICANNWatch might find it interesting and enjoyable."
[Editor's Note: Buy the book by clicking on the cover image above, and ICANNWatch gets a small cut of the deal...]
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