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ICANN Begins Posting Issue Papers for Cairo Meeting - Feb 19, 2000 - The next ICANN meeting is scheduled for
March 7-10, 2000, in Cairo, Egypt. In advance of that meeting,
ICANN is seeking written comments from the Internet community
on several issues that will be discussed at the Cairo meeting:

At Large Membership and elections
Considerations and policies relating to
creation of new top-level domain-name registries and to famous-names
...
ASO General Assembly for 2000 and Call for ICANN Board Nominations - Feb 17, 2000 - The Address Council of the Address Supporting
Organisation is pleased to announce the first ASO General Assembly
meeting, to be held on Friday 19 May 2000, in Budapest, Hungary.
This meeting will be hosted by RIPE NCC alongside the RIPE-36
meeting, and will be open to all parties with an interest in
ASO policy matters. A detailed meeting agenda will be published
in due course on the ASO
web site.
...
ICANN Public Forum for Ad Hoc Group on Numbering and Addressing - Feb 15, 2000 - In response to requests from a number of interested companies and individuals,
ICANN has created an ad hoc group to study and report on requirements
for future numbering policies. The objective of the ad hoc group is to
identify issues and problems of relevance to future policy in the area
of addressing and numbering.

The work of the ad hoc group will take place in a public comment forum,
being launched today, and is open to ...
ICANN ASO - Website and Discussion Lists - Feb 10, 2000 - This is an announcement to all parties
with interests in management of Internet Address space and related
resources.
The Address Supporting Organisation of
ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)
was established last year, and has assumed its responsibilities
under the ICANN Bylaws for coordination of global policy development
in relation to Internet Addresses and related resources. The
...
ICANN Accredits Twelve New Domain Name Registrars - Jan 25, 2000 - (January 25, 2000) The Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced today that twelve
additional applicant companies have met the criteria to be accredited
as domain name registrars in the .com, .net, and .org domains.

As accredited registrars, these companies
will compete in the market for domain name registration services
by participating in the Shared Registry System (SRS), which allows
multiple ...
Comment Concerning Trailing-Hyphen Domain Names - Jan 7, 2000 - Since the implementation of the Internet
domain-name system in the 1980s, the specifications published
and implemented by the Internet community have not permitted labels
making up domain names to have trailing hyphens (e.g., "example-.com").
Througout this period, the specifications for the format of domain
names have been well-known throughout the Internet technical community.
They have been set forth in several RFCs, including ...
dynadot.com logoWikileaks Gag Sparks Freedom Debate - Jan 1, 2000 - Following an order last week from a US federal judge, the US arm of whistle-blower website Wikileaks.org was taken down, sparking a debate online concerning free speech, and whether free speech applies in these circumstances.

On Friday, February 15, Swiss bank Julius Baer (http://www.juliusbaer.com) succeeded in obtaining an order demanding that the site's host take down Wikileaks, a site that enabled insiders to anonymously leak incriminating documents to the public. Dynadot ...
Ebone To Provide Hosting, IP Services For European - Jan 1, 2000 - European Web hosting and network services company Ebone announced today that it been chosen as the European provider of Web hosting and related infrastructure for the Internet's newest Top Level Domain (TLD): .name.

The announcement came following an agreement between the GNR (Global Name Registry) and ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number) to license the world's first for personal domain registration.

ICANN selected GNR to develop, maintain and ...
viawest.netUCN Colocates at ViaWest IDC in - Jan 1, 2000 - Managed hosting and colocation provider ViaWest (viawest.net) announced on Tuesday that UCN, Inc. would colocate at its Salt Lake City data center.

ViaWest says UCN will colocate its back-end and billing support systems, allowing them to take advantage of ViaWest's state-of-the-art facility and technical resources."We decided to colocate with ViaWest rather than to build our own data center due to the benefits of time and cost savings," says Scott Welch, executive ...
concentric.comQwest Eyeing XO, Reports Say - Jan 1, 2000 - Qwest Communications (qwest.com Total Reviews: 1
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) after coming up short in its attempt to acquire telecommunications giant MCI (mci.com), according to reports.XO sells voice and data services to businesses and has a significant Web hosting portfolio highlighted by the Concentric (concentric.com Total Reviews: 4
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) shared Web hosting division. Qwest has been determined to acquire a significant telecommunications asset because it is concerned it will have ...