Sunday, February 6, 2005

ICANN Considers New Registrars for .net Domain

ICANN has engaged Telcordia Technologies to review and assess the applications submitted in response to the .NET Request for Proposals. ICANN will complement the Telecordia team's capabilities with an international panel of DNS experts to contribute to the assessment effort.

ICANN said it would conduct an open and transparent procedure for designating a "successor" registry operator for the .net domain. The current registry agreement between ICANN and VeriSign will expire on 30 June 2005.

  • In August 2004, The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has issued an order dismissing VeriSign's anti-trust claims against ICANN, the organization responsible for coordinating the Internet's root server system management, IP address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top- Level Domain name system management. The court tossed out VeriSign's anti-trust claims and held that VeriSign has not alleged and cannot allege that the "co-conspirators" named by VeriSign controlled ICANN's board. The court also held that VeriSign has not alleged and cannot allege (based upon the ICANN Bylaws) that those Supporting Organizations within ICANN's structure that include VeriSign competitors dominate ICANN's board.


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