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    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
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    ICANN Sets Official Path for Start of New gTLD Applications
    On November 1st, 2010 with 0 comments
    It's official: RESOLVED (2010.10.28.17), the Board directs staff to adopt...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Board Votes .xxx Down (9-5) -- Crawford Dissents
    On March 30th, 2007 with 5 comments
    Other than the obvious answer that both incumbent TLD operators and trademark...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy rootBoard of Directors

    ICM Registry Mounts FOIA Appeal
    On May 19th, 2006 with 8 comments
    The XXX drama isn't over. Today ICM Registry announced that it would file a...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    ICANN Nix on XXX (9-5)
    On May 10th, 2006 with 4 comments
    In a characteristically open and transparent meeting (i.e. a secret one), ICANN...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy rootUSA Goverment Relations

    .xxx Redux
    On April 19th, 2006 with 14 comments
    ICANN has accepted yet another proposal regarding .xxx, after suddenly failing...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    .xxx On Hold ... Forever?
    On November 30th, 2005 with 3 comments
    Bret Fausett reports in his podcast that Vint Cerf went into the open portion...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy rootICANN Meetings

    Who's going to kill .XXX?
    On August 15th, 2005 with 8 comments
    Humor writes "Have you seen the ICANN front page? Looks like .XXX is dead. ...
    Section: Main > Government Advisory Committee (GAC)gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    .xxx approval a positive sign
    On June 2nd, 2005 with 42 comments
    Lauren Weinstein got it right? Surely you jest, Michael. (Sorry to have to use...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Only the Applicants Know ICANN's Decisions. Why?
    On September 8th, 2004 with 16 comments
    Mike Sorros writes "Why do only the applicants know ICANN's decisions about new...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Twomey ponders, Pisanty Fumes at TLD process deadline
    On July 23rd, 2004 with 15 comments
    In the waning hours of the open mic session at Thursday's ICANN meeting, an...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    OECD supports TLD auctions
    On July 13th, 2004 with 22 comments
    In an important contribution to the TLD debate, the OECD has released its...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Berners-Lee Opposes .mobi (and Others Too)
    On May 20th, 2004 with 16 comments
    Tim Berners-Lee, supported by the W3C Technical Advisory Group, argues that new...
    Section: Main > sTLDs hoping to enter legacy rootgTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    How to get a new top-level domain approved by ICANN
    On April 23rd, 2004 with 21 comments
    Andy Oram writes "Readers should find this explanation amusing, although they...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy rootsTLDs hoping to enter legacy rootLaugh (or Cry)

    Steve Crocker on New TLDs
    On March 12th, 2004 with 37 comments
    cambler writes "From the real-time captioning of the last ICANN meeting:NEW...
    Section: Main > New gTLDsgTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    When Industry Giants Propose New TLDs
    On March 11th, 2004 with 6 comments
    Jules Vo-Dinh writes "Some of the biggest names in the mobile communications...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    The fix is still in on .travel
    On November 4th, 2003 with 28 comments
    ehasbrouck writes "At its annual business meeting, the day after its public...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    NewTLDs : The Long and Winding Road
    On October 24th, 2003 with 51 comments
    Richard_Henderson writes "ICANN's expansion of the namespace, and introduction...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Read This! 'ALAC Response to the Proposed sTLD RFP'
    On August 31st, 2003 with 2 comments
    The ALAC may or may not be the most wonderfully constituted and legitmate body,...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    An Economic Analysis of Domain Name Policy
    On May 25th, 2003 with 2 comments
    Professors Karl Manheim and Lawrence Solum have posted An Economic Analysis of...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Goodbye, "Structure:" GNSO Council rejects Lynn's "taxonomy" proposal
    On May 23rd, 2003 with 7 comments
    In December Stuart Lynn asked the Internet community whether the top level name...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    NeuStar Outlines Timeline for the Launch of .kids.us
    On May 14th, 2003 with 14 comments
    dmehus writes "NeuStar, the Registry Administrator for .US appointed by the...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Cerf's Principle: A String Should Enter the Root if It Does No Harm
    On March 27th, 2003 with 3 comments
    Lawrence Solum writes "The worst thing to do with a resource is waste it. That...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Same Old Shell Game All Over Again
    On March 25th, 2003 with 12 comments
    You know it's important -- and more likely than not a done deal too -- when...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Response to Business Constituency New TLD Plan
    On March 24th, 2003 with 0 comments
    Lawrence Solum writes "The Business Constituency of the GNSO's has a Position...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Next Steps for TLDs
    On February 16th, 2003 with 3 comments
    SusanC writes "by David R. Johnson and Susan P. Crawford On February 6, 2003,...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Sensible (and Tactical) Thoughts on New TLDs from the Business Constituency
    On January 7th, 2003 with 16 comments
    A kindly soul sent us a copy of the ICANN Business Constituency Position Paper...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Lynn responds to new sTLD comments
    On December 12th, 2002 with 38 comments
    ICANN CEO Stuart Lynn has published a wide-ranging "Comments on Plan for Action...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Lynn's Action Plan Assessed
    On December 7th, 2002 with 4 comments
    I submitted the following comments to the official ICANN site regarding...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    Reconsideration Committee recommendation on .aero
    On January 14th, 2002 with 20 comments
    ehasbrouck writes "The ICANN Reconsideration Committee has recommended that no...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    M. Stuart Lynn prefers restricted domains
    On January 11th, 2002 with 68 comments
    fnord writes "So he tells Reuters, covered by Yahoo and similarily, CNET. Karl...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

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