control over ICANN
and global Internet policy, it remains unclear what DOC would do if it strongly disagreed with the direction of ICANN
Bourne had several frank exchanges with Subcommittee members about the new gTLD program, but also stressed the importance of Congress looking past this particular program and into ICANN
as an organization.
Since 1998, ICANN
has operated under an agreement with the Commerce Department s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
(The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation responsible for managing Internet domain names.
Quite simply, the proof that ICANN
works, is that the Internet works.
is, in a sense, the Internet Service Provider to all other Internet Service Providers.
Other major registrars we tried to contact yesterday either could not be reached or did not return requests for comment, but mailing list chatter and ICANN
representatives suggest that many registrars are in favor of the moves.
The bill, introduced last week, would override the normal decision-making process at ICANN
Pre-registrations are not possible, per ICANN
With the ICANN
Deposit Audit Service application, Iron Mountain systematically audits registrar escrow deposits, measures the integrity of those deposits, and reports the results to ICANN
The unwillingness by ICANN
to demand immediate compliance by Employ Media contradicts the recent authoritative statements made by ICANN
President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Beckstrom regarding this matter.
After years of community policy development that recommended the introduction of new gTLDs, ICANN
is preparing to introduce an application process for those who wish to operate a new gTLD.