ICANN Board Approves Controversial Domain Name ServiceBy Matthew Hicks | Print
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The so-called wait listing service for back-ordering domain names gains an important OK, but litigation from two fronts keeps its future unclear.
While a controversial back-ordering service for Web addresses moved another step closer to becoming a reality over the weekend, pending lawsuits leave its future murky.
The board of directors for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on Saturday approved the back-ordering service, called the wait listing service (WLS), during their Rome meeting. The unanimous board vote followed the end of negotiations between ICANN and VeriSign Inc., which had proposed the service about two years ago.
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