Often the presentations and relevant documents that are the subject of discussion at the meetings are available for download in PDF format while listening/watching the live stream. Also, such webcast meetings has a web based chat feature which allows you to ask questions and text chat during the meeting with other attendees who are logged in as well as with other remote participants. You can ask someone via the web chat to actually ask a question to the panel discussion. Do check out the ICANN Delhi, India meeting schedule page.
Via /. is the story that Network Solutions Registers Every Domain Checked at their website. Any domain that is searched on Network Solutions’s website for availability is preemptively registered by Network Solutions if the domain is available. Network Solutions also hosts a webpage at the queried domain, thus forcing you to purchase the domain from Network Solutions instead of another registrar.
I’ve recorded a video today (January 8th, 2008) in real-time, showing that the process occurs less than 2 minutes after querying Network Solutions for a domain.
The domain in the video queried at Network Solutions is http://ttcs-domain-testing-test-from-trinidad-and-tobago.com/
Network Solutions has responded to the accusations of domain name front running, calling the pre-emptive domain registeration “a security measure to protect our customers” and that the domain is released just before the end of the 5 day grace period.
(Edit Jan 9th, 2008 – minor edit to 1st paragraph and added more details on Network Solutions response)