domain name news - August 16

domain name news - August 16

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 23:03:54 +1000 (EST)
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ca/au: Security Expert says: Businesses Hardest Hit By
Recent Domain Name Crimes
In recent court cases in Canada and Australia
companies were found guilty of deceptive
communications sent to owners of Internet domain
names. Common attempts to defraud domain holders range
from confusion to theft.

http://canadait.com/cfm/index.cfm?It=106&Id=20493&Se=0&Sv=&Lo=2

ca: Security Expert: Businesses Hardest Hit By Recent
Domain Name Crimes (news release)
In recent court cases in Canada and Australia
companies were found guilty of deceptive
communications sent to owners of Internet domain
names. Common attempts to defraud domain holders range
from confusion to theft.

http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/August2004/11/c0422.html

Dot ph guidelines out, Disini given 3 months to decide
THE MUCH awaited guidelines for the administration of
the .ph country domain are out.

http://beta.inq7.net/infotech/index.php?index=1&story_id=4339

in: Centre mulls over data protection laws
Information technology and communications minister
Dayanidhi Maran said that the Centre was formulating
laws to protect data and these would be introduced
shortly. He spoke about the need for data protection
laws at the inauguration of Satyam Cyber Space, a
plug-n-play facility built by SDE Engineers, in
Hyderabad. Expressing his views about domain names, he
said he hoped to see more Indian companies registering
under ‘.in’ rather than ‘.com’ and ‘.net’ domains.

http://expresscomputeronline.com/20040816/indianews06.shtml

us: Falwell's name not OK for Web address
A judge has ruled that a gay activist must stop using
a variation of the Rev. Jerry Falwell's name in the
address for a website critical of the conservative
television evangelist.

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/nation/9369636.htm?1c

http://fresnobee.com/24hour/technology/story/1558495p-9132704c.html

http://newsobserver.com/24hour/nation/story/1558494p-9132704c.html

us: My name belongs to me by Jerry Falwell
For quite some time, a gay activist has utilized a
variation of my name on a website that casts
aspersions on my biblical stances on the topic of
homosexuality. I fully understand that many people
oppose my sermons and public statements on
homosexuality, as is their absolute right. But when
this man chose to utilize an adaptation of my own name
to counter my messages, he stepped over legal lines.
 http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39965

us: Personal Names, Politics and Cybersquatting
Thinking about the www.kerryedwards.com auction
reminds one of the uneasy relationship between
personal names, politics and cybersquatting.
 http://www.circleid.com/article/716_0_1_0_C/

Mexican tourist board foiled in hijack of Mexico.com
Mexico's tourist board has lost its attempt to seize
control of the domain name Mexico.com from a telecoms
company. An arbitration panel rebuked the tourist
board for attempting to hijack the name - which was
being used legitimately.

http://out-law.com/php/page.php?page_id=mexicantouristboar1092224217

http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/decisions/html/2004/d2004-0242.html

Open Ends: Civil Society and Internet Governance -
Part I
This is the first part of a three-part series
interview by Geert Lovink with Jeanette Hofmann,
policy expert from Germany, where she talks about her
experiences as a member of the ICANN's Nominating
Committee and her current involvement as a civil
society member of the German delegation for the World
Summit of the Information Society (WSIS).
 http://www.circleid.com/article/717_0_1_0_C/

Domain Registry Models: Thin or Thick?
The domain registrars discussion -- despite the
occasional bizarrity -- mostly demonstrates that there
is no unanimity among registrars on this issue. So,
what arguments can be made in favor of either model,
from a registrant's point of view?
 http://www.circleid.com/article/715_0_1_0_C/

Personal Names, Politics and Cybersquatting
Thinking about the www.kerryedwards.com auction
reminds one of the uneasy relationship between
personal names, politics and cybersquatting.
 http://www.circleid.com/article/716_0_1_0_C/

ICANN Nominating Committee Extends Deadline for
Submissions (news release)
In response to community feedback, ICANN’s Nominating
Committee (NomCom) announced today it has extended its
deadline for Statements of Interest to 25 August 2004
(12:00 GMT).

http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-02aug04.htm

GNSO Finalized Criteria Recommendation for Designation
of Subsequent .net Registry Operator (news release)
The GNSO has finalized its recommendation to ICANN
regarding the criteria to be applied in the selection
of a subsequent registry operator for .net. The final
report was approved by the GNSO Council at their
teleconference on 5 August 2004, as a consensus
statement by more than a two-thirds majority vote.

http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-10aug04.htm

ICANN Meetings in Cape Town, South Africa, 1 - 5
December 2004 
 http://icanncapetown.co.za/

GNSO Council Teleconference Agenda
Proposed GNSO Council Agenda Thursday, August 19, 2004

http://gnso.icann.org/meetings/agenda-gnso-19aug04.htm

New Instance of RIPE NCC Operated K-root Server
Deployed in Milan, Italy (news release)
The RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network
Coordination Centre) in partnership with the Milan
Internet eXchange (MIX) S.r.L. has reached an
agreement for the hosting of a new mirror instance of
the K-root Internet root name server in Milan.
 http://ripe.net/ripencc/kroot-milan-200408.html

Web Host & Domain News- Words More Valuable Than
Characters? (news release)	
"The secret to a valuable domain name just became a
little clearer, as Zetetic releases the findings of
their July 2004 secondary domain name market research.
Zetetic finds that domain names with fewer words are
more valuable than those with fewer characters.
 http://thehostingnews.com/article469.html
 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/8/prweb148650.htm

uk: acorn.co.uk domain finds another owner
The acorn.co.uk domain name has changed hands once
again, according to ANS which covered the news
yesterday.
 http://www.drobe.co.uk/riscos/artifact1143.html

ca: There's more to trademarks than the obvious
Branding your product or service is a good way to
create recognition in the marketplace. What may seem
the most obvious trademark is not, however, usually
the right one. Trademarks originated in marks put on
ancient pottery to identify the artisan. They are used
to indicate both the source and quality of the
merchandise. Consider the image that comes to mind
when seeing such well-known trademarks as Tim Hortons,
McDonalds or Jaguar. ...  Another preliminary step is
to see if the .com and .ca domain names for the
proposed trademark are available. Depending on the
nature of the business and product, it may not be a
good business move to obtain a trademark that someone
else is already using as a domain name.

http://canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/Business/2004/08/14/581954.html

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Sources include Quicklinks (www.qlinks.net) and BNA
Internet Law News (www.bna.com/ilaw)".

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(c) David Goldstein 2004


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