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Does anybody know when are they starting the 866-xxx-xxxx plan ?
>From: Judith Oppenheimer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Mike Roberts <email@example.com>
>CC: "Martin B. Schwimmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com,
>Subject: [tollfree-l] lying then, or now?
>Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 19:14:31 -0400
>Mike, finger pointing diversion tactics:
> >whatever the motives of those making
> >the assertions you cite, they are erroneous.
>are the duck-and-dodge hallmark of ICANN. It insults everyone's
>its getting tired.
>Your and Esther's statements, both public record, are the only "assertions
> > "Our charter is essentially technical and limited to a very focused
> > >......... Esther Dyson, Interim Chair, ICANN, October 4, 1999 (quote in
> > >Tele.com)
> > >"ICANN has neither the authority nor the resources to be a consumer*
> > >protection agency, and in any event there are existing protections for
> > >as better business bureaus, trade commissions, etc in most of the
> > >which domain name activity is present."
> > > ......... Mike Roberts, Interim President/CEO, ICANN, October 5, 1999
>So what's erroneous? Were you lying then, or now?
>*This was in response to a query about protecting the domain name consuming
>from ICANN registrars' domain name seizure policies ...
>Mike Roberts wrote:
> > Martin and colleagues - whatever the motives of those making
> > the assertions you cite, they are erroneous.
> > The USG White Paper, which is ICANN's chartering policy document,
> > clearly puts trademark issues that intersect with the Domain Name
> > System on our agenda.
> > In the Board's very first policy action under the Bylaws - the
> > accreditation agreement adopted last March - there is specific
> > language with regard to the expectation that a dispute resolution
> > policy for accredited registrars in .com, .org and .net would
> > be adopted and that when it was, it would be included in the
> > registrar agreements with ICANN.
> > In Berlin in May, after considering comments and the WIPO report,
> > the Board adopted a policy statement in favor of a dispute resolution
> > policy and directed the staff to work on one.
> > In Santiago in August, after extensive public consideration of a
> > staff proposal on dispute resolution, and broad support for a revised
> > draft, the Board adopted a dispute resolution policy and directed
> > the staff to work out the details with a drafting committee, and
> > then post it for further public comment and final consideration by
> > the board. We are now in the closing days of the comment period on
> > the detailed language of the policy and the procedures, including
> > solicitation of community views on some details.
> > In case there is any lingering ambiguity about the above, let me
> > summarize:
> > (a) the USG and many other stakeholders asked ICANN to work on
> > trademark and domain name policy issues.
> > (b) ICANN has considered aspects of these issues at each of its
> > quarterly board meetings and will undoubtedly devote
> > more time in the future to items such as famous names and gTLD
> > expansion, which have been referred to the DNSO (see Berlin
> > Board resolution) and whose analysis and recommendations will
> > be carefully considered by the Board.
> > Thanks for the opportunity to clarify.
> > - Mike Roberts
> > > Hi Esther and Mike:
> > >
> > > Quotes of yours were posted to the Working Group B (famous marks) list
> > > support of a general argument against ICANN involving itself in the
> > > and other areas relating to trademark protection:
> > >
> > > "Our charter is essentially technical and limited to a very focused
> > > >......... Esther Dyson, Interim Chair, ICANN, October 4, 1999 (quote
> > > >Tele.com)
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > >"ICANN has neither the authority nor the resources to be a consumer
> > > >protection
> > > >agency, and in any event there are existing protections for abuses
> > > >as
> > > >better business bureaus, trade commissions, etc in most of the
> > > >which domain name activity is present."
> > > > ......... Mike Roberts, Interim President/CEO, ICANN, October 5,
> > >
> > > A discussion is now on-going as to "what you meant."
> > >
> > > Could you please provide the context of your quote to the Working
> > > but more importantly, briefly state your views as to ICANN's role
> > > the UDRP and the protection of trademarks.
> > >
> > > Marty Schwimmer
> > >
> > > P.S. Nice dancing hamsters, Esther.
> > >
> > >
> > > @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @
> > >
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