domain name news - 9 August

domain name news - 9 August

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 22:05:49 +1000 (EST)
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+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Buyers Get Second Chance
The widely publicized auction of the domain name ended Saturday night, but the search
for a new owner continues. According to Matt Bentley,
CEO of, the domain name brokerage managing
the sale, a key bidder withdrew at a late stage in the
auction, leaving the domain up for grabs among the
dozen or so parties who had expressed a serious
interest in purchasing the domain.

us: Named in E-Gambling Ad Suit
A very familiar name, among those named in a
class-action California lawsuit accusing major
Websites of selling ads for illegal online gambling in
the Golden State, is one only too familiar with

ICANN At-Large Monthly Newsletter for July, 2004

us/uk: Man who used Trumbull-based Internet service
provider arrested on links to terror
A British man allegedly used a Web site hosted by a
Fairfield County firm to solicit funds for the Taliban
and train Muslims for jihad, prosecutors said
yesterday. ...  The affidavit states Ahmad and others
used OLM, LLC -- a Trumbull-based Internet services
firm -- to host from about 1999 through
2001. The domain name was registered to an alias using
a London post office box, the document states.,0,5324630.story

ICE-led investigation results in arrest of British man
on several terror-related charges (news release)
Michael J. Garcia, the Department of Homeland Security
Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE), Kevin J. O’Connor, the U.S.
Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and several
additional federal law enforcement agencies today
announced that BABAR AHMAD, age 30 (d.o.b. 5/4/74) of
Fountain Road, London, England, was arrested
yesterday, August 5, 2004, by British law enforcement
authorities in London on an arrest warrant and
criminal complaint issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge
William I. Garfinkel in the District of Connecticut on
July 28, 2004.

VeriSign's Response to Report from ICANN Security and
Stability Committee RE "Redirection in the Com and Net
Response of VeriSign to the report submitted to the
ICANN Board of Directors by ICANN’s Security and
Stability Advisory Committee (“SSAC”) entitled
“Redirection in the COM and NET Domains” (the
“Report”), dated July 9, 2004. The Report sets forth
SSAC’s findings and recommendations regarding
VeriSign’s implementation, between September 15, 2003
and October 3, 2003, of “Site Finder,” a wildcard
response to user queries that included mistyped domain
names or domain names that, for technical purposes,
were not present in the .com or .net zones.

Domain Name Dilemma: Do Dashes Or Underscores Goose
Google Rankings More?
The debate rages. Some swear dashes in domain names
send rankings soaring. Some have an ongoing love
affair with underscores. Others are sure there is no

Do firms still know 'squat' about domains?
The issue of domain names is a thorny one. From
celebrities to major companies there have been
countless incidences of cybersquatting in recent
years. Chancers will register a domain name in the
hope of selling it to the rightful owner for a large
sum of money. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.,39024711,39122525,00.htm

Bob Parsons, Founder and CEO, Go Daddy
Go Daddy puts its mouth where its money is. The
Scottsdale, Ariz., domain name registrar is among the
most vocal and demonstrative when it comes to DNS
(define) issues. The company has been embroiled in
litigation with the Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers (ICANN) and top level domain
registry VeriSign over the latter's proposed tweaks to
the DNS system.

Nominet UK warns of new Internet invoicing scam (news
Following concerns expressed by many of our customers,
Nominet UK, the .uk Internet registry, is alerting
registrants (domain name holders) to be aware of bogus
invoices being distributed by an organisation called
"Domain Registry Services."

Three Rare Internet Domain Names Being Made Available
to the Public in Time for the Republican National
Convention (news release) and are three rare Internet domain
names being made available to the public just in time
for the Republican National Convention and the
Presidential election celebration in November.

Look to Resell .pw Domain Registration
The PW Registry Corporation (, registrar
for the .pw top-level domain, announced on Monday that
Canadian Internet service provider Look Communications
( will include spam-free .pw email addresses
with its broadband service offerings under a reseller
agreement between the two companies. PW Registry's
spam blocking service allows it to block unsolicited
email before it enters the service provider network.

Look Communications Adds Permanent, Spam-Free .pw
E-Mail Addresses to Its Broadband Service Offerings
Through Reseller Agreement with PW Registry (news
PW Registry Corporation (, the
provider of .pw top-level domain registration
services, announced today that Look Communications
Inc., a Canadian provider of high-speed Internet and
digital TV services, will offer permanent, spam-free
e-mail addresses to their customers through a reseller
agreement with PW Registry.

News from N3lite -
.gr - Greece
Greek .gr second and third-level domains are now
available to any foreign entity, without restriction.

.ug - Uganda
Registrations of second-level .ug domains have been
permitted since 1 August 2004. The Ugandan registry is
an 'open registry'.

Internationalised Domain Names
Thai Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) are now

Research project - Papers towards WSIS II
APC member, the Third World Institute (Instituto del
Tercer Mundo, ITeM) is seeking scholars and activists
to participate in a research project intended to
contribute to the second phase of the World Summit on
the Information (WSIS) decision-making process.
Deadline extended.


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