ICANN in Puerto Rico – Day Three Wrap

Day three of the ICANN meeting in San Juan, and Burke Hansen in The Register reports on discussions of the expansion of the TLDs available, or as he notes, “two distinct kinds of TLDs – one for information about cities or purely geographic regions, and another for linguistic and cultural preservation”. Meanwhile, at domainnamenews.com, Adam Strong comments “after reading the transcript of the ‘tutorial’ on domain tasting, [he] was pretty disappointed by what’s going on. It’s pretty clear at least one presenter got things off track. Representing the Business Constituency (BC), Maryiln Cade focused on what she called ‘the harmful aspect, the dark side, … a scheme that is involving the abusive registration and exploitation of the rights of others.'”Media coverage of day three:
ICANN goes native, as new TLDs proliferate
Tuesday brought more on the expansion of the TLD landscape – namely a discussion of what are referred to somewhat jokingly as geoTLDs. These are really two distinct kinds of TLDs – one for information about cities or purely geographic regions, and another for linguistic and cultural preservation.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/27/icann_tld_regional/ICANN Puerto Rico – of Tortuous Tutorials by Adam Strong
Adam Strong wasn’t at the ICANN meetings but after reading the transcript of the “tutorial” on domain tasting, he was pretty disappointed by what’s going on. It’s pretty clear at least one presenter got things off track. Representing the Business Constituency (BC), Maryiln Cade focused on what she called “the harmful aspect, the dark side, . . . a scheme that is involving the abusive registration and exploitation of the rights of others.”
http://domainnamenews.com/legal-issues/icann-puerto-rico-of-torturous-tutorials/ICANN conference newsletter – day three
http://sanjuan2007.icann.org/files/sanjuan/thu28jun07.pdf

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