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TechWeb: Domain Name Competition Expected In April

Jan 24, 1999, 01:20 (0 Talkback[s])

"Competitors for domain name registration may be chosen by lottery beginning in April, said Esther Dyson, interim chairwoman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) board..."

"ICANN will publish... proposals... on its site Feb. 8 for public comment."

"Through e-mail, global Internet organizations will jockey their support behind a specific proposal, which will be finalized by a March 3 meeting of the ICANN board. The board will vote on a proposal March 4..."

"April is the anticipated deadline for the first wave of competition among businesses wanting to be registrars, ones who sell domain name addresses..."

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