domain name news - 8 April

domain name news - 8 April

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 22:39:26 +1000 (EST)
Second-Level '.hk' Domain Name ('2LD') Pre-Registration
Period Exclusive for Existing '.hk' Customers Starting
6-Apr-04 till 7-May-04
Following the 2LD Priority Registration Period, HKDNR
pre-announces that the Pre-Registration Period will start
from 6-Apr-04 till 7-May-04 to accept applications from
existing '.hk' domain name holders applying for
Second-Level '.hk' Domain Names.

us: Proposed legislation seeks to end domain name poaching
Domain name poaching would be a violation of New York state
law if legislation approved by the state Senate April 1 is
approved by the Assembly and Gov. George Pataki.

mt: Court calls for law on web domain names
A superior court judge yesterday called for a law
specifically regulating the issue of domain names.

Vietnamese domain names on trial
Source from Vietnam National Internet Center (VNNIC), as
from 04/01 VNNIC is authorized to supply Vietnamese domain
names on trial basis by Vietnam Postal and
Telecommunication Ministry (VNPT).

A congress looking to save the Internet
The politically minded group of people meeting last week
near Washington, D.C., weren't wearing enough navy suits
and power ties to be confused with the U.S. Congress, but
there was a much deeper concern for the Internet than most
congressmen can muster.

BMW wins mini-victory for domain
The Mini car, depicted in British television advertisements
as battling invaders from another planet, has won a
real-life victory against an apparent invader from
cyberspace. BMW, owners of the Mini brand, brought a
complaint under the quaintly named Eligibility Requirements
Dispute Resolution Policy for .NAME ("ERDRP") against an
individual who had registered the domain name <>.

us: Stop using sub-domains, or cough up
The US patent office has awarded Ideaflood a patent for
managing sub-domain names.

SpamHaus lobbies for .mail TLD
The SpamHaus Project wants the Internet Corp for Assigned
Names and Numbers (ICANN) to approve its application to
launch a ".mail" top-level internet domain (TLD) and
provide a trusted-sender system for email. Technically the
plans should be fairly straightforward, but political
issues are another matter.

ICANN Reports On WHOIS Inaccuracies
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN) Wednesday published the first in what will be an
annual report on the steps being taken to wipe out bogus or
incomplete information found in domain registrations.

ICANN's First Official Report on Whois Data Problems
ICANN has submitted the first report [PDF] of what will be
a series of annual reports summarizing its "expierince"
with the Whois Data problems and inaccuracies. While
emphasizing that "ICANN-accredited registrars are obligated
by the terms of their accreditation agreements to
investigate and correct any reported inaccuracies," the
report provides the following conclusions:

Community Experiences with the InterNIC Whois Data Problem
Reports System
The following is a report summarizing ICANN's experience
with the operation of the Whois Data Problem Report system
<>. This
report is being published pursuant to Section II.C.10.a of
Amendment 6 to the ICANN/DOC Memorandum of Understanding,

Letter of Intent by ICANN and the NRO
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN) and the Number Resource Organization (NRO) are
pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent
concerning a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the
two organizations.

ICANN Public Comment Forum for sTLD Applications
ICANN has opened Public Comment areas for all of the new
sTLD applications. Interested parties are encouraged to
submit comments.

ICANN: Updated Inter-Registrar Transfers Policy Information
The new transfer policy is intended to provide a procedure
for the smooth transition of a domain name from one
registrar to another when such a change is requested by the
domain name holder.

ICANN: Public Comments for Proposed Sponsored Top-Level

The End of the Experiment: How ICANN’s Foray Into Global
Internet Democracy Failed by John Palfrey
ICANN’s experimentation in running a representative and
open corporate decision-making process to manage the domain
name system has largely failed. This failure has manifested
itself most explicitly by ICANN’s retreat from its effort
to enable the direct election of a subset of its Board
members and, less explicitly, by the extent to which other
efforts to engage the Internet user community in the
decision-making process have proven ineffective. A
systematic review of over 100,000 comments by public
participants in ICANN, other inputs that the Board
considered, and the Election of 2000 for five ICANN Board
members, reveal that ICANN has never fully succeeded in
integrating users into the governance model in other than
an ad-hoc fashion. Instead, the Board appears largely to
have based its decisions upon the recommendations of
professional staff and of the powerful Supporting
Organizations (SOs), in which users can participate. An
Internet user approaching the ICANN process from the
outside would have little way to determine how to
participate meaningfully in the decision-making process.

WPFC Releases Position Paper On Internet Governance
It is becoming increasingly clear that so-called
"governance," management and administration of the Internet
will be the central issue in preparations for the second
World Summit on the Information Society. UN Secretary
General Kofi Annan was mandated to direct a study
incorporating the views of diverse interests to be produced
in time for WSIS II, scheduled for Tunis, Tunisia, in
November 2005.

UN adopts Third World wireless internet initiative
Following the calls by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to
narrow the digital divide, the Wireless Internet Institute
(W2i), in association with the United Nations ICT Task
Force, has said it hopes to encourage the adoption of a
wireless internet agenda within the framework of universal
connectivity, notably the W2i and the Declaration of
Principles of the Millennium Development Goals.

Internet Policy-Makers to Consider the Needs of Small
During a recent Global Forum on Internet Governance,
policy-makers expressed an interest in considering the
concerns of numerous stakeholders in the formulation of
future Internet policies.  During the opening address at
the United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General Kofi
Annan said that inclusive and participatory models of
Internet governance should be developed and that the medium
had to be made accessible and responsive to the needs of
the world's people.

International Internet Governance in the Area of
Infrastructure and Security by Carlos Motta

PIR Announces New Members of Worldwide .ORG Advisory
The Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced today the
appointment of four new Worldwide Advisory Council members
and the reappointment of three returning council members to
fill expiring term open seats. The Advisory Council is one
of PIR's key resources established to solicit input from
and be responsive to the needs, concerns, and views of the
global non-commercial Internet community in the management
of the .ORG Internet domain registry.

NIC Chile en la directiva de LACTLD
En su reunión realizada en Montevideo, Uruguay, la
Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Administradores
de Registros de Dominios Nacionales (LACTLD) aprobó
reelegir como Secretaria por los próximos dos años a
Margarita Valdés, de NIC Chile. La directiva la encabeza
Oscar Robles, de NIC México y la integra también Eduardo
Santoyo, de NIC Perú.

100 mil dominios .cl en Internet
NIC Chile anuncia que esta semana se superó el hito de los
100 mil nombres de dominio bajo .cl, el código que
identifica a Chile en Internet.

Notas desde la Mesa Redonda Gobierno de Internet.
Se presenta la transcipción de las presentaciones y debate
que se ha dado durante la Mesa Redoda de Gobierno de
Internet en Montevideo.

LACNIC desplegará red del root server F, en América Latina.
LACNIC e ISC han firmado el convenio que permitirá que
LACNIC despliegue en América Latina, hasta siete servers
que se integrarán como parte de la red del root server F.


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