13 Jun '11, 1am

TheDomains: So Is The World Going To Give The US The Power Over Every New gTLD? - #newTLDs, #ICANN

As Kieren McCarthy points out this weekend in his excellent post entitled: “”US government overhauls main Internet contract”" In the document called the “further notice of inquiry” which will be formally published next week and put up for public comment the ‘IANA contract’ which is currently run by ICANN and is due to expire in September 2011. The Notice is signed by Larry Strickling who in his position of Assistant Commerce Secretary, who has given ICANN a pretty hard time at every opportunity and the section at issue is: C.2.2.1.3.2 Re sponsibility and Respect for Stakeholders – - The Contractor shall (ICANN) in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders for this function, develop a process for documenting the source of the policies and procedures and how it has applied the relevant policies and procedures, such as RFC 1591, to process requests associated with TLDs. In...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/06/12/so-is-the-world-goin...

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