Posted September 29th, 2010
From ICANN Announcements
ACDR Proposal to be Recognized as an Official Dispute Resolution Provider Under the UDRP
ICANN has received a proposal from the Arab Center for Domain Name Dispute Resolution (ACDR) to be recognized as one of the official dispute resolution providers under the UDRP. The proposal was submitted pursuant to the process specified HERE.
The ACDR is jointly established by the Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS) and the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP), with headquarters in Amman, Jordan and additional offices in other Arab Countries. Both the AIPMAS (established in 1987) and ASIP promote the activities of the Arab Center of Mediation and Arbitration, established in 2003, active in resolving conflicts related to intellectual property through international arbitrators. If approved, the ACDR would be the first Approved UDRP Dispute Resolution Service Provider headquartered in an Arab state.
For the full story go HERE.
Tags: ACDR, Arab IP, ICANN, UDRP
Posted in ICANN, UDRP by Ken Taylor
Posted September 27th, 2010
The ICANN Board met in Trondheim Norway on 24-25 September, focusing specifically on new gTLD issues. As ICANN completes preparations for expansion of the top-level domain space, the Board is working to ensure that key issues (including competition, consumer protection, security, stability and resiliency, malicious abuse issues, and rights protection) will be adequately addressed prior to implementation.
The expansion of the top level domain space is intended to promote competition and consumer choice, and the work this week will ensure an effective application and evaluation process with safeguards to mitigate costs and risks.
The detailed Board discussion was guided by recent community input and provided direction in the implementation of trademark protections, the new registry agreement terms, measures to mitigate malicious conduct, and ensuring root zone stability. The RESOLUTIONS indicate that many important issues have been addressed, including trademark protection, morality and public order, and vertical integration.
Chairman Peter Dengate Thrush indicated that “The board made considerable progress on the remaining issues and has asked staff to prepare additional working papers and a modified applicant guidebook for public review prior to the upcoming ICANN meeting in Cartagena in December 2010. The meeting results represent a key milestone after years of work by the ICANN community as we prepare for community discussion and debate in Cartagena.”
Reviewing the Board direction, President and CEO Rod Beckstrom stated, “ICANN is prepared to implement this important new offering to increase consumer choice and to promote competition.”
For more go HERE.
Tags: gTLDS, ICANN
Posted in gTLDS, ICANN by Ken Taylor
Posted September 1st, 2010
From Israel Internet Asscociation (ISOC-IL)
Hebrew Domain Names
ISOC-IL is expanding the Domain Name Registration service with the option to register Domain Names containing Hebrew characters, like איגוד-האינטרנט.org.il, which will soon be made available.
As a preliminary process prior to the opening of Hebrew Domain Names registration to the general public and following the globally-standard practice, ISOC-IL is launching a SUNRISE PROCESS.
See the full story HERE.
Tags: Hebrew Domain Names, IDNs, ISOC-IL
Posted in CCTLD's, IDNs by Ken Taylor