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Board Rejects .XXX Domain Application

30 March 2007

The Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today voted to reject the .XXX sponsored Top Level Domain (sTLD) application from ICM Registry, Inc.

"This decision was the result of very careful scrutiny and consideration of all the arguments. That consideration has led a majority of the Board to believe that the proposal should be rejected" said Dr Vint Cerf, Chairman of ICANN.

"I thank my fellow Board members and the community for their input". Dr Cerf said.

A copy of the resolution from the Board meeting is available at http://www.icann.org/minutes/minutes/resolutions-30mar07.htm.

A transcript of the Board meeting is also available.

About ICANN:

ICANN is an internationally organized, public benefit non-profit responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers. These include domain names (like .org, .museum and country codes like .UK), as well as the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols. Computers use these identifiers to reach each other over the Internet. Careful management of these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's global stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's ongoing security and stability. For more information please visit: www.icann.org .

Media Contacts:

Jason Keenan
Media Adviser, ICANN (USA)
Ph: +1 310 818 9072
E: jason.keenan@icann.org


International: Andrew Robertson
Edelman (London)
Ph: +44 7921 588 770
E: andrew.robertson@edelman.com