Our favorite company, NSI, has had their contract with the US Federal Government extended one more week. The company, which administers all the domain names, was due to have their contract expire this week. However, wanting to "avoid chaos" the Feds have extended the contract for one more week. Currently, the Federal Government is waiting for submissions from some other parties. The present gov policy is to hand it over to an international agency, although the actual implementation of that has been, ah..., sticky.