Under the second prong of the state actor test, a court would evaluate whether ICANN
is "actively supervised" by the federal government.
Bi-partisan concerns with the gTLD program and ICANN
itself ranged from budget issues and ICANN
salary information to the IANA functions contract, through which the U.
The new agreement comes at an important time with ICANN
poised to expand the number of generic top-level domains such as .
coordinates these unique identifiers across the world.
The new group will address "any issue, such as spare or cybercrime, not currently covered by ICANN
's VP of business operations Kurt Pritz said that the extra money is needed to help ICANN
meet its obligations to the US government, and to provide ICANN
constituents, including registrars, with the types and levels of service they demand.
decisions must be approved by the US Department of Commerce, which previously had authority over the Internet's naming system before ICANN
was created in 1998.
In 2007, Iron Mountain was selected by ICANN
to provide escrow services through its Registrar Data Escrow service, which is available to the more than 900 ICANN
-accredited domain name registrars and protects registration data for the more than 110 million domain names they support.
The breach notice issued by ICANN
on February 27, 2011 was a direct rebuke to Employ Media, its alliance partner DirectEmployers Association, and the .
As part of preparing for the formal launch of the new gTLD application process, ICANN
is taking action to ensure there will be a robust, effective and timely evaluation process in place to review applications.
The Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers this week appointed a long-awaited Independent Review Panel, adding an avenue of appeals for people who believe they have been wronged by ICANN
acting outside its own bylaws.
But since ICANN
decides what can be a top-level domain--for example, the new .