Public Comments on New gTLDs/Famous Names Invited
For the last nine months, Working Groups B (famous names) and C (new gTLDs) of the ICANN Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO) have been discussing various aspects of their assigned topics. On 21 March 2000, these two working groups submitted reports on their progress, which were then posted on the <www.dnso.org> web site.
The DNSO Names Council invites the Internet community to comment on these reports and the issues raised by them. Both reports have now been posted on the ICANN web site (they are also still available on the DNSO web site), where a web-based public comment forum has been established for each report. To read the reports and comment on them, go to <http://www.icann.org/dnso/new-gtlds-01apr00.htm>.
The ICANN Board has requested the Names Council to provide its recommendations on these topics by 20 April 2000. The Names Council will consider the reports and comments submitted on them at its 18 April 2000 meeting. Members of the Internet community are encouraged to submit their comments as far as possible in advance of the 18 April meeting.
Search Tool Implemented for UDRP Proceedings
Over 400 proceedings have been commenced under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy since the policy went into full operation on 3 January 2000. In an effort to assist the community in keeping track of these proceedings, the ICANN web site lists the proceedings arranged by (a) commencement date, (b) proceeding number, and (c) domain name. In addition, the ICANN site now offers a search tool and a statistical report on the status of the proceedings. These may be accessed through <http://www.icann.org/udrp/udrp.htm#InformationonProceedings>.