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    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)


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    Alternate Realities: Playing the China Card
    On March 1st, 2006 with 0 comments
    China has caused the Internet governance world to flutter by announcing in the...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    Turkey Abandons ICANN
    On July 3rd, 2005 with 14 comments
    John Palmer writes "A Top Level Domain (TLD) system has been launched in Turkey...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    China announces 3 new TLDs
    On April 27th, 2005 with 12 comments
    ukryule writes "It seems the Chinese government has announced 3 new top level...
    Section: Main > Multi-lingual Domain NamesAlternate Roots

    new.net changes hands, sort of
    On September 20th, 2004 with 3 comments
    fnord writes "New.net, an alternate root of sorts that hasn't had much press in...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    Where Did the .root TLD Come From?
    On March 8th, 2004 with 26 comments
    Karl Auerbach's Cavebear Blog asks a question I'd like to know the answer to:...
    Section: Main > Alternate RootsRoot Servers

    The Revolution Arrives from Spain
    On January 7th, 2003 with 9 comments
    meneos writes "The revolution arrives from Spain. A Spanish company designs a...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    Early Autumn? Pre-ICANN .BIZ dumped by one alt root
    On September 15th, 2002 with 33 comments
    isquat writes "It seems that the non-ICANN .BIZ TLD, run by Leah Gallagos of...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    Apples and Hand Grenades...
    On July 30th, 2002 with 3 comments
    peterd writes "I've long suspected that when the DNS debate flares up, as it...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    New alternate root scam? The Mobile TLD
    On June 10th, 2002 with 14 comments
    Undecided writes "A new useless alternate root appeared on the scene last week....
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    RealNames plays Unreal
    On May 11th, 2002 with 17 comments
    According to Newsbytes, RealNames, the first major contender to provide an...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    New.net Name Expirations
    On April 27th, 2002 with 23 comments
    Anonymous writes "New.net was supposed to make available non-renewed names to...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    New.net in financial trouble?
    On April 8th, 2002 with 47 comments
    Undecided writes "It's strictly a rumor at this point, but FuckedCompany.com is...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    GSM-providers launch .gprs TLD
    On April 5th, 2002 with 1 comments
    Hendrik writes "A Dutch article (translated below) released today in Planet...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    Did Neustar Try to Shaft Competing Roots?
    On March 27th, 2002 with 20 comments
    Marc Schneiders and Simon Higgs of the Open Root Server Confederation (ORSC)...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    FTC Shuts Down .USA
    On March 11th, 2002 with 19 comments
    grumpy writes "The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has obtained an injunction in...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    Greenpeace Wants Its Own Root
    On March 8th, 2002 with 12 comments
    The rhetoric is quite a bit more purple than we're used to even in the DNS...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    And Now For Something Completely Different
    On January 28th, 2002 with 2 comments
    The administrator of the .g*d and .satan TLDs has written a most peculiar...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    Reconsideration committee rejects our request to pull ICP-3
    On January 24th, 2002 with 2 comments
    On Friday, ICANN's reconsideration committee rejected the request that...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    Bugtoaster Calls New.net Plugin Defective
    On November 18th, 2001 with 35 comments
    Bugtoaster.com, a site that offers a nifty utility for logging and, sometimes,...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    Another Alternative Root TLD .USA slated to bilk the Unskilled Masses
    On November 7th, 2001 with 16 comments
    Anonymous writes "Here's an interesting money making scheme... There is a...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    RealNames marches on
    On October 10th, 2001 with 8 comments
    RealNames announced today that it had signed a deal with Verisign under which...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    The new.net tortoise plods along
    On October 4th, 2001 with 9 comments
    fnord writes "New.net issues another of what seem to be a measured series of...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    More on XTNS
    On September 26th, 2001 with 17 comments
    Anonymous writes "Since XTNS has become such a hot topic, I think it is...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    The PSO speaks on alternate roots
    On September 12th, 2001 with 1 comments
    This past July, the Protocol Council decided to generate a statement on the...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    New.net and BulkRegister.com teaming up
    On September 7th, 2001 with 3 comments
    Anonymous writes "From the "coopetition" [or 'can't lick 'em, join 'em'?) file:...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    A Tale of Two Policies: Competing Roots in ICANN and in ENUM
    On September 3rd, 2001 with 5 comments
    mueller writes "On August 22, a US State Department-led working group released...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    New Kid on the Block: XTNS
    On August 15th, 2001 with 43 comments
    fnord writes "It has Realnames, MicroSoft, multilingual names, is pre-checked...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    Reconsideration request: ICANN's "Authoritative Root" paper
    On August 8th, 2001 with 7 comments
    Michael Froomkin and I asked ICANN today to reconsider its adoption of Stuart...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    YANNA, Yet another new.net announcement
    On August 8th, 2001 with 72 comments
    fnord writes "New.net introduces more meaningful web addresses for Spanish,...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

    New.net demands that ICANN retract statements
    On July 26th, 2001 with 29 comments
    Buckshot6 writes "New.net's lawyers at Latham & Watkins have written a...
    Section: Main > Alternate Roots

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