domain news - 11 March

domain news - 11 March

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 23:04:59 +1100 (EST)
Resolutions Adopted at Rome ICANN Board Meeting
.net Registry Agreement Expiration Date and Initial
Procedure for Designating Successor Registry Operator; WLS
Negotiations with VeriSign; Appointment of Nominating
Committee Chair; Board Committee Appointments;
Recommendation from the Reconsideration Committee Regarding
RC04 1; Formation of the Country-Code Names Supporting
Organization (ccNSO); In Memory of Hans Kraaijenbrink;
Thanks to Elisabeth Porteneuve; Thanks to Rome Meeting
Hosts.
 http://www.icann.org/minutes/rome-resolutions-06mar04.htm

Datenschützer kritisieren Whois-Politik
Der italienische Generalsekretär für Datenschutz Giovanni
Butarelli nannte beim Treffen der Internet-Verwaltung ICANN
in Rom die obligatorische Veröffentlichung persönlicher
Daten für DNS-Einträge im Whois einen Verstoß gegen
europäisches Recht. Butarelli ist Mitglied der
Artikel-29-Gruppe der EU Datenschützer und Koautor eines
Verdikts des aktuellen Umgangs mit den öffentlich
abfragbaren Whois-Informationen über die Inhaber von
Domains und IP-Adressen. Butarelli kritisierte, dass die
Datenschützer in der Whois-Debatte nicht gehört würden.
"Sie sprechen hier beim Treffen in Rom wieder über die
Whois-Fragen, haben es aber versäumt, auch nur einen
Datenschützer einzuladen und seine Meinung zu hören",
kritisierte Butarelli.
 http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/45265

Internet governance: who will take the helm?
The debate on Internet governance almost reduced the first
World Summit on the Information Society last December to
anarchy. But what exactly is Internet governance?
 http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/36022.html

European Union pushes to retain 'free' Internet
Giving individual governments the power to regulate the
Internet would be a big mistake, according to a European
politician.

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,39020369,39148081,00.htm

'A gigantic mistake' if governments set Internet policy
Granting governments full powers to set Internet policies
would be a "gigantic mistake", according to the European
Union (EU)'s strongest statement yet in favour of
preserving the medium's free-market, commercial structure.

http://www.sabcnews.com/sci_tech/internet/0,2172,75231,00.html

The tangled web of who will end up in charge of the
internet
It seems almost impossible to imagine now, but for most of
the internet’s existence it was strictly non-commercial.
For at least 20 of its 35-year existence its use was
effectively restricted to the United States military and
academia. Commercialisation has taken less than a decade.
 http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=256702004

Icann chief insists it's business as usual despite legal
action
The ICANN head insisted its meeting in Rome this week was
"business as usual", despite the two lawsuits calling the
organisation into question.

http://www.computerweekly.com/articles/article.asp?liArticleID=128914

ICANN New sTLD Application - Part A. Explanatory Notes
The following six sections comprise the text portion of the
sTLD Application Process. After reviewing these materials,
if you decide to apply for a new sTLD in accordance with
these instructions please write stld-password&#167;icann.org and
provide your contact details including your name, business
affiliation, and detailed contact information (including
your email address). After receipt of this information you
will be assigned a username and password. Entering your
username and password will enable a web-based application
that contains links to text entry boxes, where you may
submit the relevant responses and save your entered
information pending final submission.

http://www.icann.org/tlds/new-stld-rfp/new-stld-application-parta-15dec03.htm

ICANN Announcement - New sTLD RFP Update
The following is a partial output of the real-time
captioning taken during the Public Forum held 4 March 2004
in Rome, Italy. Although the captioning output is largely
accurate, in some cases it is incomplete or inaccurate due
to inaudible passages or transcription errors. It is posted
as an aid to understanding the proceedings at the session,
but should not be treated as an authoritative record.

http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-04mar04.htm

GNSO Council Report in Rome, Italy - presentation

http://www.icann.org/presentations/tonkin-forum-rome-05mar04.pdf

ICANN Comparison of Constituency Statements on New or
Changed Services in gTLD Registries
The staff manager has taken the responses in the
constituency statements and grouped the main points into
broad categories of related concerns.

http://gnso.icann.org/issues/registry-services/comparison-constituency.shtml

Massive demand for umlauted domains
DENIC, the German registry for .de domains, has received
more than 600,000 applications for .de domain names
containing umlauts - vastly in excess of the anticipated
demand. This is the first time DENIC and its members have
had to cope with such a huge influx of applications. The
registry normally only processes a few thousand a day.
 http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/36036.html

http://www.computerwire.info/brnews/76573D1DC646325488256E4F0002AE80

Despite flak, ICANN attends to 'business as usual'
Apparently unfazed by being hit with two fresh lawsuits
calling the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers' (ICANN) authority into question, the group's head
characterized its meeting in Rome this week as "business as
usual."

http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/03/04/HNicannflak_1.html

Questioning Innovation: An Interview with Bob Parsons
In a press release issued Wednesday, March 03, 2004, Go
Daddy Software, Inc., defended ICANN's right to regulate
VeriSign's registry services and called for a formal review
of the company's position as an "exclusive registry." This
announcement from Go Daddy, which comes one week after
VeriSign filed a lawsuit against ICANN, pledges $100,000 to
ICANN for its defense of the VeriSign lawsuit. Go Daddy,
which ranks among the top 3 largest domain name registrars
in the world and one of VeriSign's largest customers, has
also sent a letter to both the U.S. Department of Commerce
(DOC) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) strongly urging both groups to undertake a
formal review of VeriSign's registry position.
 http://www.circleid.com/article/511_0_1_0_C

New TLDs: All three-letter .info and .biz domains
registered
Every one of the 17,576 possible combinations all
disappeared in .com, .net and .org long time ago. Heading
into the last week of February 2003, there were still
thousands of threes available in .info and .biz . Then
things literally changed overnight. On Monday, Feb. 23, the
last available three-letter .info domains suddenly
disappeared.

http://www.multireg.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=358

Using ADR to resolve online disputes By Aashit Shah
Cite As: Aashit Shah, Using ADR to Solve Online Disputes,
10 RICH. J.L. & TECH. 25 (2004), at
In the context of the Internet, where parties located in
different corners of the world can contract with each other
at the click of a mouse, litigation of online disputes is
often inconvenient, impractical, time-consuming and
prohibitive. Providing an alternative approach to resolve
online disputes might assist in redressing grievances and
gaining consumer confidence in e-commerce. Alternative
Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an appurtenant candidate for
such an approach.
 http://law.richmond.edu/jolt/v10i3/article25.pdf.

The tensions of securing cyberspace: the Internet, state
power & the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace by
Michael T. Zimmer
The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace exposes a
growing tension between the nature of the Internet and the
regulatory powers of the traditional nation–state. The
National Strategy declares, with all the strength and
authority of the United States government, the desire to
secure a space many consider, by its very nature, chaotic
and beyond the reach any organized or central control. This
paper will argue that both the structural architecture of
the Internet and the substantive values codified within it
clash with governmental efforts to "secure cyberspace."
 http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue9_3/zimmer/index.html

RIPE 48: Registration Now Open
The RIPE 48 Meeting will take place from 3 to 7 May, 2004
at NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands.
 http://www.ripe.net/ripe/meetings/ripe-48/index.html

Questioning Innovation: An Interview with Bob Parsons
In a press release issued Wednesday, March 03, 2004, Go
Daddy Software, Inc., defended ICANN's right to regulate
VeriSign's registry services and called for a formal review
of the company's position as an "exclusive registry." This
announcement from Go Daddy, which comes one week after
VeriSign filed a lawsuit against ICANN, pledges $100,000 to
ICANN for its defense of the VeriSign lawsuit. Go Daddy,
which ranks among the top 3 largest domain name registrars
in the world and one of VeriSign's largest customers, has
also sent a letter to both the U.S. Department of Commerce
(DOC) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) strongly urging both groups to undertake a
formal review of VeriSign's registry position. In this
special interview, CircleID has caught up with Bob Parsons,
President and Founder of Go Daddy, where he provides
in-depth discussions of Internet Innovation, ICANN,
VeriSign's Global Registry Services, Top-Level Domains and
the current legal battles.
 http://www.circleid.com/article/511_0_1_0_C

Demand for Domains on Rise
Domain names, particularly those for flourishing Internet
industries like pornography, dating, food and retail, are
again fetching record purchase prices, several reports say.
 http://thewhir.com/marketwatch/dem030404.cfm

New .MUSIC Domain Names Released
Building on the growing success of their Internet
Communities, dotWORLDS is now giving away all their
"Personality" domain names completely free to encourage
more users to come aboard.

http://www.cybergrass.com//modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=244


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