ICANN Transfers the Iraq ("iq") Domain

Redelegation of .IQ (Iraq)

Following a detailed discussion of the proposed .IQ redelegation, Michael Palage moved and Thomas Niles seconded the following resolution:

" Whereas, the .IQ top-level domain was originally delegated on 9 May 1997.

" Whereas, ICANN has received a request for the redelegation of .IQ to the National Communications and Media Commission (NCMC) of Iraq.

" Whereas, ICANN has reviewed the request, and has determined that the proposed redelegation would be in the best interests of the local and global Internet communities.

" Resolved (05.__) that the proposed redelegation of the .IQ ccTLD to the National Communications and Media Commission (NCMC) of Iraq is approved."

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Good related story:

" The Internet's key oversight agency has quietly authorized Iraq's new government to manage its own domain name, allowing for the restoration of Internet addresses ending in '.iq'."

" The suffix had been in limbo after the 2002 federal indictment of the Texas-based company that was running it on charges of funneling money to a member of the Islamic extremist group Hamas."

" InfoCom Corp., which sold computers and Web services in the Middle East and got the '.iq' assignment in 1997, was convicted in April along with its chief executive and two brothers...."

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