Prof. Peter K. Yu

Professor of Law

Co-Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property

Texas A&M University School of Law


 

 

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ICANN, ccTLD and the Legacy Root

ICANN, ccTLD, AND THE LEGACY ROOT: DOMAIN NAME LAWMAKING AND GOVERNANCE IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

 

Benjamin N. Cardozo

School of Law

Yeshiva University

 

March 17, 2003

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Country-code top-level domains (“ccTLDs”) are the two-letter suffixes used by countries to denote their Internet addresses.  Examples include “.fr” (for France), “.tv” (for Tuvalu) and “.uk” (for the United Kingdom).  When ccTLDs were first developed, ccTLD policymaking was not high on the international lawmaking agenda.  However, as the Internet explodes and as countries begin to realize the potential of this key information infrastructure, ccTLDs have received significant attention from the international community.

 

Added to the ccTLD policymaking debate is the creation and development of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit corporation formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities.

 

This timely symposium examines the development of ICANN and the international domain name system.  It also addresses the global lawmaking process and how the international community should develop intergovernmental organizations in light of rapid globalization, the changing nature of national sovereignty, and the increased emphasis on a knowledge-based economy.

 

SCHEDULE

 

8:30

Continental Breakfast

 

9:00

Welcoming Remarks

  • Prof. Peter K. Yu, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

  • Richard Owens, Executive Director, Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

9:15

ICANN and Internet Governance
 
Moderator:

  • Richard Owens, Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Speakers:

  • Prof. Susan Crawford, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

  • Alan Davidson, Esq., Associate Director, Center for Democracy and Technology

  • Prof. Tamar Frankel, Boston University School of Law

  • Dr. Stefaan G. Verhulst, Chief of Research, Markle Foundation

  • Prof. Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School

11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:15

UDRP and International Lawmaking

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Justin Hughes, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Speakers:

  • Lynne Beresford, Esq., Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Prof. Graeme B. Dinwoodie, Chicago-Kent College of Law

  • Prof. Gillian Hadfield, University of Southern California Law School

  • Prof. Laurence R. Helfer, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

  • Prof. Ethan Katsh, University of Massachusetts—Amherst

  • Martin B. Schwimmer, Esq.

1:00

Lunch Break

 

2:30

ccTLD and Transnational Policymaking
 
Moderator:

  • Prof. Jonathan Putnam, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Speakers:

  • Kenneth Neil Cukier, Research Fellow, National Center for Digital Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

  • Prof. A. Michael Froomkin, University of Miami School of Law

  • Prof. Michael A. Geist, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa

  • Craig McTaggart, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

  • Prof. Hong Xue, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

4:15

Coffee Break

 

4:30

The Legacy Root, Country-code Domains, and National Sovereignty

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Peter K. Yu, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Speakers:

  • Prof. Frank Emmert, Concordia International University, Estonia & Visiting Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

  • Prof. Shubha Ghosh, University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY

  • Andrew McLaughlin, Senior Fellow, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

  • Prof. Milton Mueller, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

  • Antony Van Couvering

  • Erica Wass, author of Addressing the World: National Identity and Internet Country Code Domains

6:30

Reception

 

7:00

Dinner for Speakers

 

SYMPOSIUM ISSUE

 

12 Cardozo J. Int’l & Comp. L. 387–592 (2004)

 

Peter K. Yu, The Origins of ccTLD Policymaking, 12 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 387 (2004)
 
Susan P. Crawford, The ICANN Experiment, 12 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 409 (2004)
 
Tamar Frankel, Governing by Negotiation: The Internet Naming System, 12 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 449 (2004)
 
Laurence R. Helfer, Whither The UDRP: Autonomous, Americanized, or Cosmopolitan?, 12 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 493 (2004)
 
Craig Mctaggart, The ENUM Protocol, Telecommunications Numbering, and Internet Governance, 12 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 507 (2004)
 
Erica Schlesinger Wass, Theories of Cyber-Sociology: Communicating Culture Through Codes, 12 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 547 (2004)
 
Hong Xue, The Voice of China: A Story of Chinese-Character Domain Names, 12 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 559 (2004)

 

ALSO OF INTEREST

 

Addressing the World: National Identity and Internet Country Code Domains (Erica Schlesinger Wass ed., 2003)

 
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