26 Apr '11, 4pm

Congress Preparing to Beat up ICANN Again

Congress Preparing to Beat up ICANN Again Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 ICANN will be called to task over new top level domain names next week. Next week The U.S. House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet will hold an “ICANN Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLD) Oversight Hearing”. You can be assured that someone from ICANN will be asked to attend. Hopefully it won’t be the train wreck the non-profit experienced in June 2009. In 2009 the same committee took then ICANN President/CEO Paul Twomey to task for a number of grievances. It was ugly. (You can read my coverage of that hearing here , here , and here .) Frankly, Twomey wasn’t prepared. But ICANN was also paying for many years of not responding to the community. Of course these meetings are a bit humorous and misguided to begin with. It’s basically a bunch of representatives reading aloud a brief...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2011/04/26/congress-preparing-t...

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Yesterday, United Domains Inc, an ICANN accredited registrar, published on its website an announcement of preregistration ...