ICANN’s Latest: Are We All Equal on the Internet?
Alan Herrell, also known as the head lemur, wrote an open letter dated August 11 to the ICANN At Large Study Group to remind ICANN of this.
". . . with the adoption of the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy on 24 October 1999 as referenced in the original White Paper, you stepped out of the technical management and into 'running the internet' . . .
The whole point of this policy was to level the playing field between individuals and large corporations. . . A 14 year old girl should not be threatened or dragged into court because her website uses the word Jaguar and the site is about animals and not about automobiles."
Certainly it sounds nuts to go after a young girl (or anyone else!) for something like this. Check out the head lemur’s letter where you’ll also find links to resources and more information. You can also check out ICANN’s site for information about who they are, how to become involved, and lots more, too.
[Thanks to the head lemur for letting me know about this.]