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Thursday, February 02, 2006
Albus Dumbledore to attend ICANN-Wellington
As noted on the ICANN Meeting registration server, Albus Dumbledore, Supreme Mugwamp of the International Confederation of Wizards, is the first to have signed up as an attendee at ICANN's upcoming Wellington session. One rumor has it that Albus will be recommending to the Board the creation of new top level gTLD named after Hogwarts -- the .hog TLD. We're told that asked his views on TLD management, Albus was heard to remark, "The Sorting Hat has recommended using VeriSign on the back end... after all, having demonstrated that they can be pigs about their new agreement, they're probably the right set of Muggles to administer a .hog domain".
Another rumor insists that Albus, whom Voldemort refers to as a "champion of commoners, of Mudbloods and Muggles", will be casting a transfiguration spell to restore the At-Large directors to the ICANN Board. Asked if Albus will fit right in at an ICANN meeting, he was heard to say: "Why not? As Headmaster, I'm well aware of how to deal with a Chamber of Secrets."