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    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
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    Affirmation of Commitments
    On October 1st, 2009 with 0 comments
    Kieren McCarthy writes "ICANN CEO and President talks about the new Affirmation...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    ICANN's New Commitment to Transparency Arrives Via Secret Process
    On September 30th, 2009 with 1 comments
    ehasbrouck writes "ICANN has announced, with great fanfare, a new Affirmation...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment RelationsThe Big Picture

    NeuStar Wins .US Contract Renewal
    On November 12th, 2007 with 0 comments
    dmehus writes "The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information...
    Section: Main > Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)USA Goverment Relations

    TM Interests Create New Lobby Group to Fight DN 'Tasting' and 'Kiting'
    On July 30th, 2007 with 0 comments
    Meet The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse, a new trade association with a...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment RelationsUniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)

    ICANN Bid for Independent Status Gets Cool Reception
    On March 31st, 2007 with 25 comments
    ICANN's new President's Strategy Committee Report makes public for the first...
    Section: Main > ICANN Staff and StructureUSA Goverment Relations

    US Government
    On March 30th, 2007 with 0 comments
    Heise online reports that the US government says it must have the master key...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment RelationsSecurity

    ICANN is Looking for a Flag of Convenience
    On October 3rd, 2006 with 0 comments
    ehasbrouck writes "ICANN is considering (in a bottom-up consensus development...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    Commerce and ICANN: "Dramatic change?"
    On October 1st, 2006 with 1 comments
    The Internet Governance Project analyzes the new ICANN-Commerce Department...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    Twomey on Congress independent review
    On September 23rd, 2006 with 1 comments
    [Headline fixed 27 Sept.] ehasbrouck writes "Kieren McCarthy, journalist and...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    Beginning of the End of US Control of the Root?
    On July 20th, 2006 with 4 comments
    The Internet Governance Project is reporting that former Commerce Dept....
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    NTIA still accepting comments on "DNS Transition"
    On July 13th, 2006 with 1 comments
    ehasbrouck writes "NTIA is still catching up with posting what they told me are...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    IGP Campaign Irritates NTIA
    On June 30th, 2006 with 3 comments
    Over a week ago, word reached me that the NTIA - the branch of the U.S....
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    Did DoC Use the IANA Contract to Convince ICANN to Nix .XXX?
    On June 25th, 2006 with 1 comments
    ICM Registry has issued a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    Send a Message to NTIA
    On June 13th, 2006 with 2 comments
    The Internet Governance Project is is urging Internet users everywhere, but...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    Statements to .COM Hearing
    On June 7th, 2006 with 4 comments
    Karl Auerbach's prepared testimony is online. And, CFIT writes Today, CFIT...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    House Committee to Hold Hearing on .com Deal
    On June 1st, 2006 with 1 comments
    Via CFIT, news that the House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    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

    U.S. Commerce Department Continues to Intervene in ICANN
    On March 26th, 2006 with 1 comments
    ICM Registry, the proposer of the .xxx top-level domain for adult content, went...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    Red-State Democrats use ICANN to Pose
    On March 17th, 2006 with 0 comments
    Two Democrat Senators from conservative states (Montana and Arkansas) have...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    US Requests Info From Folks Who'd Like to Be IANA
    On February 23rd, 2006 with 10 comments
    This is a potentially major development: the US Government has issued a notice...
    Section: Main > IANAUSA Goverment Relations

    US Senator Fires Shot at WSIS
    On October 19th, 2005 with 26 comments
    Declan McCullagh, CNET News, Senator: Keep U.N. away from the Internet. A new...
    Section: Main > WSISUSA Goverment Relations

    Statement on USG .xxx Intervention Gains Support
    On August 28th, 2005 with 100 comments
    Responding to the .xxx intervention by the US Commerce Department, the Internet...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    The DoC and XXX
    On August 22nd, 2005 with 72 comments
    jberryhill writes "What are we to make of a Commerce Department that provides...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    Obscenity on the Internet
    On August 15th, 2005 with 23 comments
    For those of you who hate ICANN, the flap over the "recall" of the .xxx domain...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    We're back
    On July 4th, 2005 with 1 comments
    As I expect you noticed, ICANNWatch had some technical difficulties in the...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    kids.us Playground Nearly Deserted
    On June 8th, 2005 with 8 comments
    fnord writes "Two years after the USG mandated childsafe second level domain...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment RelationsThe Big Picture

    Secret, Closed WHOIS Meeting Excludes Privacy Advocates
    On May 20th, 2005 with 70 comments
    Today (Friday, May 20) a secret meeting is taking place in Washington DC. WHOIS...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    NTIA to unmask anon .USians
    On March 4th, 2005 with 4 comments
    WiReD News reports that the NTIA, whose disengaged approach to matters...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    US Government Fights User Privacy in DNS - Again
    On February 10th, 2005 with 8 comments
    Many registrars have gotten complacent about reforming the Whois-Privacy...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    Twomey Says ICANN will go Private in 2006
    On November 16th, 2004 with 4 comments
    An Australian news source claims that ICANN CEO Paul Twomey has "warned off the...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

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