[DNS] international domain news

[DNS] international domain news

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 18:36:36 +1000 (EST)
ICANN MEETING, ONE -  AT-LARGE REVIEW
ICANN has spent the weekend reviewing the best ways to
represent and engage the global Internet community in domain
name policy making. A top agenda item is a draft proposal to
reduce the number of board members who represent the general
Internet community from nine to six persons. The proposal
has already drawn heavy criticism from public interest
groups and some ICANN board members.
http://www.siliconvalley.com/docs/news/tech/034703.htm
http://www.siliconvalley.com/docs/news/tech/002168.htm
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/21553.html

ICANN MEETING, TWO - OWNERS WILL KEEP THEIR DOT-ORG
An ICANN task force has held that it has no plans to
restrict the use of the .org suffix to non-profit groups.
ICANN had indicated in the spring that .org might eventually
be limited to nonprofits, sparking fears among other users
that they might be forced to abandon the suffix.
http://www.siliconvalley.com/docs/news/tech/056567.htm

ICANN MEETING, THREE - GO SLOW ON NEW GENERIC TLDS
ICANN's staff counsel has indicated that the organization
expects all seven new gTLDs to receive final approval by
November, though it will take several months after that date
for them to go online.  He added that ICANN is unlikely to
approve any new gTLDs until at least 2003.
<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=215726>

Net body faces conflicting power plays
Efforts to give everyday Web surfers a voice in the Internet's
standards-setting body could be derailed by an unrelated proposal,
the organization's chairman said Sunday.

http://asia.cnn.com/2001/TECH/internet/09/10/icann.decisions.reut/index.html

DOT-CA STEP CLOSER TO DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICY
CIRA has moved one step closer toward the establishment of a
dispute resolution policy for the dot-ca with the release of
a revised policy and rules for comment.  The revised policy
shares some similarities with the ICANN UDRP but differs in
the responsibilities of the complainant and respondent.  The
complainant is only required to prove bad faith registration
and confusion (along with some evidence that the respondent
has no legitimate interest in the name).  However, the
respondent retains the domain name if he or she is able to
demonstrate any legitimate interest in the name, including a
good faith non-commercial use.  The rules mirror many found
in the ICANN UDRP with another key exception -- three member
panels for all cases.
http://www.cira.ca/official-doc/79.DRP_pol_20010907.pdf
http://www.cira.ca/official-doc/80.DRP_rul_20010907.pdf

NEULEVEL ALTERS DOT-BIZ LAWSUIT CLAIM
Neulevel has altered its strategy in the lawsuit it faces
over whether the allocation of dot-biz constitutes an
illegal lottery.  Neulevel had previously claimed that ICANN
forced it to act -- now the company has dropped that claim.
<http://www.icannwatch.org/article.php?sid=357>

SOUTH AFRICA FORMS NEW WEB ADDRESS AUTHORITY
Internet users in South Africa have formed a new company to
govern the dot-za domain.  NameSpace was launched last week
to develop policies to govern dot-za including the
development of a domain name dispute resolution policy.
http://www.businessday.co.za/bday/content/direct/1,3523,920279-6099-0,00.html


BANCOCHILE.COM UDRP DECISION LEADS TO LAWSUIT
Eric Bord, a Washington, D.C.-area immigration lawyer who
lost a UDRP decision at WIPO has asked a federal court to
let him keep the address and to quash the UDRP process.  Two
of the three panel members had ruled that Bord had no rights
over the BancoChile.com domain name and ordered him to hand
over the name to a Chilean bank.  Bord is claiming under his
lawsuit, however, that ICANN"s UDRP fails to provide due
process.  Interestingly, the Chilean bank was represented at
the UDRP by Marino Porzio, who also sometimes serves as a
WIPO arbitrator. He is best known for his own UDRP decision
a year ago in which he said the municipal government in
Barcelona, Spain, deserved to hold the Barcelona.com address
being used by a operator of a Web portal for that city.
UDRP decision at
http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/decisions/html/2001/d2001-0695.html

Coverage of the suit at
http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/169824.html

NAME THAT DAY
Global Name Registry, the London company managing the
rollout of dot-name, has announced its plans to launch the
first Web sites in the new domain on December 13th. Dot-name
could be the third new regulator-approved domain, after
dot-biz
and dot-info to debut on the Internet this year.
http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,46609,00.html

Time's running out to stake your .info name claim
Time is running out to stake your claim in the .info Internet
"land-rush", otherwise known as the "start-up period". But be warned.
Life on the new frontier can be far from fair.
 http://it.mycareer.com.au/news/2001/09/11/FFXTOIO5FRC.html

Melbourne IT satisfied with auDA
Melbourne IT says its concerns about auDA's (Australian Domain
Authority) management of the .au namespace have been dealt with in a
report from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
 http://it.mycareer.com.au/news/2001/09/11/FFXNEL6VARC.html
 
Most of the above come from BNA's Internet Law News 

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