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Dot-xxx approved by ICANN Board

Category : ICANN, Internet, Internet governance · by Jun 25th, 2010

As flagged up yesterday, the ICANN Board has approved the dot-xxx Internet extension at its Board meeting just now in Brussels.

It did so almost unanimously (two abstentions) but rather grumpily, however, with several members saying they were “uncomfortable” with the decision and appearing the blame the “process” for forcing them to make a decision. The approving resolutions also stuck in several approval steps, which more members grumpily pointed to.

The resolutions – and a statement attached to the vote by the CEO – also purposefully stepped away from ICANN accepting recommendations by the independent panel review that will make it less likely that the Board will be told it has done the wrong thing in future.

This is slightly sad – the Board had a great opportunity to be big-hearted and to demonstrate that it does indeed believe that it should be held accountable and that it is not as arrogant as it sometimes comes across – but they blew it. And used the difficult nature of dot-xxx as cover.

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Catherine Annau
6 years ago ·

Kieren,

I am a television producer up in Canada doing research on a brand new tv series for History. The series is called “You Name it”. This 13-part series that explores the subject of names and naming practices. Every week, You Name It will present the stories behind history’s most fascinating names as well as provide an opportunity for Canadians to participate in the present-day naming of a noteworthy person, place or thing. It is being produced by Marble Media (http://www.marblemedia.com)

I have come across your book ‘Sex.com’ — what an incredible story! — and am researching a brave new world (for me anyways) of domainers, domain tasting, and domain kiting, etc.

Would you be available for a preinterview sometime this week? And can you tell me where are you based?

The series will shoot sometime in the fall.

Best wishes,
Catherine Annau
catherine.annau@mac.com

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