GA: ICANN Contract Enforcement?

On the General Assembly, there’s currently a discussion about how to enforce registrars’ obligations, for instance as far as the procedure for transferring a domain name between two registrars is concerned.

On the General Assembly, there’s currently a discussion about how to enforce registrars’ obligations, for instance as far as the procedure for transferring a domain name between two registrars is concerned.

Re: Newspapers and weblogs

Bret notes that newspapers’ web sites don’t link to blogs, but seem to like links from blogs. While The Register may not precisely qualify as a newspaper, at least one of their writers openly uses blogs as a source of information: This article abo…

Bret notes that newspapers’ web sites don’t link to blogs, but seem to like links from blogs. While The Register may not precisely qualify as a newspaper, at least one of their writers openly uses blogs as a source of information: This article about Verisign’s discrimination suit links to Ross Rader’s blog, and this article about the Auerbach judgmenet actually links to Bret’s notes.

Auerbach judgement: Online press coverage.

Online press coverage about today’s court decision starts to come in, and the EFF has started to update its web site: Declan McCullagh for c|net Brock N. Meeks for MSNBC AP at Yahoo Wired EFF Press Release The Court’s Ruling

Online press coverage about today’s court decision starts to come in, and the EFF has started to update its web site:

“Related Stories”

You may notice that some items in this weblog now have links to “Related Stories”. These links are not added manually, but generated automatically from RSS feeds.

You may notice that some items in this weblog now have links to “Related Stories”. These links are not added manually, but generated automatically from RSS feeds.

A faster Task Force process for the {G,D}NSO?

The Blueprint for ICANN Evolution and Reform talks about a 30-45 day cycle for Task Forces’ policy-making. While some enthusiastically welcome this perspective, some doubts about the practical feasibility may be in order – with Task Forces going o…

The Blueprint for ICANN Evolution and Reform talks about a 30-45 day cycle for Task Forces’ policy-making. While some enthusiastically welcome this perspective, some doubts about the practical feasibility may be in order – with Task Forces going on extensive fact-finding expeditions, and with constituencies trying to micro-manage the process. So, how realistic is the evolution and reform committee’s idea?

Milton Mueller on Ben Edelman’s .tv, .ws, .cc study.

Milton Mueller has posted a response to Ben Edelman’s study of .cc, .ws, .tv registrations over on ICANNwatch. While occasionally a bit harsh in tone, Milton makes a number of valid points about Ben’s conclusions. In a semi-anonymous comment to th…

Milton Mueller has posted a response to Ben Edelman’s study of .cc, .ws, .tv registrations over on ICANNwatch. While occasionally a bit harsh in tone, Milton makes a number of valid points about Ben’s conclusions. In a semi-anonymous comment to the article, he also points to a study of content provided under .info which undermines the conclusions of the Berkman study, by proving that a more desirable string (.info) can fairly rapidly gather 5 times the number of registrations of the open ccTLDs, as well as a significant number of “real” websites, as he writes.

Cade to Transfers TF: SnapNames responded to outdated WLS recommendations.

Marilyn Cade (Transfers Task Force chair) has sent (to the Task Force) a clarification concerning SnapNames’ response to the Names Council’s vote on the proposed Wait Listing Service.

Marilyn Cade (Transfers Task Force chair) has sent (to the Task Force) a clarification concerning SnapNames’ response to the Names Council’s vote on the proposed Wait Listing Service.