May 16, 2001
.Info, .Biz, .Behind_The_Scenes_At_ICANN
Author: JT Smith
Slashdot has an item on the recent announcement from ICANN, stating that .info and .biz will soon be open for registration. Seems that ICANN is giving trademark holders first crack at the reservations; the commoners will get to pick over whatever is left. There's the troubling fact that ICANN still hasn't asked the Department of Commerce for permission to implement those new domain names. Oh, and those pesky At-Large elections that allow public input into the ICANN process? They're not going to fund them anymore.