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The RAA (Registrar Acreditation Agreement) is the contract that governs the relationship between ICANN and its accredited registrars. The current version was put in place in May 2001. The same contract is in place between ICANN and each of the more than 900 accredited registrars.

ICANNis holding a consultation looking for ideas and input on amendments to the RAA and the registrar accreditation process in order to provide additional protection to registrants. 

Details of the consultation process, are available on ICANN”s website at http://www.icann.org/topics/raa/

A 30 day comment period has been established and comments can be found at http://forum.icann.org/lists/raa-consultation/

Interbrand.com has published its annual ranking of the 100 best global brands. Coca-Cola retains the No. 1 spot and Google outpaces the pack for the second straight year.

Report here  [.pdf]
Press release here [.pdf]

The BBC’s online TV service (iPlayer)  is being launched, offering viewers the chance to download their favourite programmes from the last seven days.

At its annual meeting Microsoft announced its acquisition of AdECN, a stock market for buyers and sellers of web advertising.

CNN has brief details – (terms not disclosed)

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Business.com has sold for between $340 million and $360 million.

“The Web’s original high-price domain name has been sold again — for another lofty price.

“Telephone-directory company R.H. Donnelley Corp. clinched a deal for Web-based marketing directory Business.com Inc. for between $340 million and $360 million, according to a person familiar with the transaction.”

Editted: – CNN has more on business.com business model

Press Release

“London, UK, 26 June 2007 – TomTom, the world’s largest navigation solutions provider, and Vodafone UK today announce that they will jointly develop a new traffic information system that will deliver superior travel time information.

Interesting – One to revisit and take a closer look at in 6 months… 

Sedo has just announced the sale of Travel.info for $116,000 Details and press release at DomainNews.com

The London Times has a piece on the coming flotation of moneysupermarket.com

Mercedes Benz has launched (July, 12th) a new IPTV service http://www.mercedes-benz.tv/ (English & German)