06 May '11, 12am

ICA: Department Of Commerce Says GAC Should Be Satisfied Before New gTLD Launch

According to Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association who attended the Global Internet Governance workshop held at American University in Washington today, the Assistant Secretary for the United States Department of Commerce, Larry Strickling in his keynote luncheon speech said: “I don’t see how new gTLDs can be approved in Singapore if the GAC isn’t satisfied that its concerns have been fully addressed”. According to Mr. Corwin account of the speech: “That statement, echoing to some extent a call issued yesterday by members of the House IP Subcommittee that ICANN should delay new gTLD program approval until after its June meeting in Singapore, certainly raises the stakes in the escalating game of policy “chicken” that seems to be developing between ICANN and the U.S.” “In another portion of his prepared remarks, Secretary Strickling indicated that the Department o...

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From House Hearing; ICANN: Domainers Are Agains...

thedomains.com 04 May '11, 6pm

The House subcommittee on the new gTLD’s just ended in Washington and it was as bloody as expected. Of course the represen...