Several stories over the weekend recap the ICANN Board decision made last week denying registration for the top level .XXX domain during its meeting in Portugal.
Other news from the ICANN meeting includes a request from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a copy of the master key for the DNS root zone. The key plays an important role in the new DNS security extension because it will make spoofing IP-addresses impossible but U.S. control would likely cause concern among other countries and privacy rights advocates.
Political candidates are hoping the AntiCybersquatting Consumer Protection Act will protect their domains from becoming common targets for cybersquatters. According to the American Bar Association, there are civil remedies depending upon the circumstances.