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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (http://www.icann-www.icann.org)
will announce the five companies that have been selected to participate
in the initial testbed phase of the new competitive Shared Registry System
for the .com, .net, and .org domains.  These five participants will
be the first to implement the new system for competition in the market
for .com, .net, and .org domain name registration services.  Currently,
registration services in the ...
NEW DEADLINE FOR TESTBED REGISTRAR ACCREDITATION: APRIL 8, 1999 - Mar 25, 1999 - (March 25, 1999) The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN) today announced that it will extend the deadline for submission
of applications to participate in the SRS testbed program from March 29
to April 8, 1999.
Q: So what exactly is the new testbed registrar application deadline?
A: In order to be considered as one of the five testbed registrars, applications
for accreditation must be received by ...
Governments Endorse Private Sector Internet - Mar 2, 1999 - For Immediate Release
(Singapore, March 2, 1999) -- A powerful group of governments
today endorsed the establishment of the private-sector model for the technical
administration of the Internet. In a critical milestone for the establishment
of the new market-led technical management structure, nearly 20 national governments
from around the world reinforced the need for market-led solutions to the ...
ICANN Announces International Education and Public Outreach Support in Collaboration with Alexander Ogilvy - Feb 3, 1999 - Los Angeles, Calif. - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers (ICANN) announced today that Alexander Ogilvy and its
parent company Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide will provide support
for its international education and public outreach programs. The
firms' offices in major cities worldwide will assist the new
organization through a structured program of event support,
educational materials and media coordination.

Esther Dyson, Interim Chairman of the ICANN Board, said ...
ICANN Taps Paul Twomey to Develop and Lead its Governmental Advisory Committee - Feb 3, 1999 - Los Angeles, Calif. - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN), a new, non-profit, international corporation formed to
oversee a select number of the Internet's core technical management
functions, today announced that it has selected Dr. Paul Twomey as
chairman of its Governmental Advisory Committee. An Australian
government official with responsibility for information economy issues,
Dr. Twomey will lead the committee charged with providing advice and
counsel to ...
ICANN Releases Draft Accreditation Guidelines for Domain-Name Registrars - Proposal to be Available for Public Comment at www.icann.org - Feb 3, 1999 - Los Angeles-In a first step towards establishing fair and consistent
guidelines and procedures that will increase competition and global participation
in domain-name registration services, the non-profit Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today is releasing for public comment
a draft proposal for the accreditation of Internet domain-name registrars. 
The draft includes criteria for selecting the five registrars who will
test the system for a two-month ...
Public Comment Period for Singapore Board meeting agenda - Feb 1, 1999 - In accordance with the ICANN Bylaws, background materials, reports
and recommendations to the Board for consideration as part of
the posted agenda for the March 2-4 meeting of the Board will
be posted for public comment on or about February 8. Comments
from the public on the agenda materials will be considered
by the Board prior to any decisions taken in ...
Information Concerning the Formation of ICANN Supporting Organizations - Dec 21, 1998 - December 21, 1998

1. Purpose

The purpose of this note is to provide assistance to those members
of the Internet community who are interested in forming ICANN
Supporting Organizations. The information contained in this document
reflects ICANN's views as of the date shown above, which are subject
to change based on further deliberations of the Board and discussions
with members of the community.

2. Introduction

The Board wishes to ...
ICANN Press Release 17 December 1998 - Dec 17, 1998 - LOS ANGELES, December 17, 1998 -- The Internet Corporation for
Names and Numbers is pleased to announce that the following individuals
have been appointed to the ICANN Membership Advisory Committee:

-Izumi Aizu (Asia Network Research; Asia & Pacific Internet
-Diane Cabell (Fausett, Gaeta & Lund, LLP; United States)
-George Conrades, chairman (ICANN; United States)
-Greg Crew (ICANN; Australia)

-Pavan Duggal ...
ICANN Membership Advisory Committee - Expressions of Interest Sought by 5 December 1998 - Nov 25, 1998 - The ICANN Bylaws call for a membership structure to be established to elect
At Large directors.  (See Bylaws Article V, Section 9(c))
The Initial Board is establishing an advisory committee (see Bylaws Article VII, Section 3(c)) to advise
it on the appropriate membership structure to satisfy the need for ...