biz-domains with special charactersWritten by Hans Peter Oswald
Biz-domains with special characters will come soon. ICANN-Registrar Secura is announcing, that company is accepting free pre-registration of biz-domains with German special characters(https://www.domainregistry.de/biz.html)
On October 12, 2004 registry of biz-domains will introduce IDN.BIZ-domains, or domain names featuring foreign language characters. The German language will be first non-english language to be introduced at biz-domains.
ICANN: Final Procedure for Designating Subsequent net-domains Registry Operator Written by Hans Peter Oswald
ICANN is reporting, that a new operator for net-domains registry will be designated in March 2005. The whole process for net-domains is similiar to transition of org-domains to a new registry. According to ICANN current Registry Agreement between ICANN and VeriSign, Inc. concerning net-domains was signed in May 2001, and will expire on 30 June 2005. The agreement concerning net-domain provides that ICANN, no later than 30 June 2004, will adopt an open and transparent procedure for designating a new Registry Operator of net-domains.
The final procedure of reassignment has been developed through a process containing a public comment period. After review of many comments about net-domain in public comment period, draft procedure was developed by ICANN Board of Directors at 29 June 2004 Board Meeting.