[DNS] domain name, WSIS & governance news - 20 October

[DNS] domain name, WSIS & governance news - 20 October

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 21:58:38 +1000 (EST)
Check out http://auda.org.au/domain-news/dn-news for
the latest domain news. By close of business Melbourne
time on 24 October, a more recent edition of the news
should be posted to the auDA web site. The domain name
news is supported by auDA.

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DOMAIN NAMES
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au: Domain registration rules face change amid
protests
Australia's Internet domain name regulator is
considering changing the rules governing how certain
domain names are allocated after reports some
companies and individuals may be exploiting the
current system.

http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/communications/soa/Domain_registration_rules_face_change_amid_protests/0,2000061791,39209460,00.htm

nz: Spoof site faces religious lawsuit
A New Zealand website spoofing Hollywood actor Tom
Cruise and his religion of choice is facing legal
action from the Church of Scientology. ... Stollery
will change the website name to Passion of Cruise but
says he won't be relinquishing the scienTOMogy name to
the church.
 http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411419/620780

uk: Court hears of domain name scam
A SENIOR member of staff at an insurance company has
told a court how he panicked when he received a letter
warning the firm's internet domain name was about to
run out.

http://cambridge-news.co.uk/news/huntingdon/2005/10/18/58b267e0-f66c-40dc-8529-c4613327ffb0.lpf

au: TPP to sell .eu domains
Domain name registrar TPP Internet Australia has
gained accreditation to sell .eu domains, the new
top-level domain that has been created for countries
in the European Union.

http://smh.com.au/news/breaking/tpp-to-sell-eu-domains/2005/10/19/1129401299110.html

us: UltraDNS unveils shield for Internet attacks
UltraDNS introduced an Internet security shield on
Tuesday that the company said would help thwart denial
of service attacks against its customers and keep the
Web available to hundreds of millions of users
worldwide.

http://go.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=9959078

us: Opponent beats Williams in race for domain name
If City Council member Earnest Williams wants to
launch a campaign Web site, he's going to have to
start hunting for an available address.

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/10/19/Neighborhoodtimes/Opponent_beats_Willia.shtml

Go Daddy's domain portfolio surpasses 10 million mark
The Go Daddy Group announced today that the domain
portfolio for its three ICANN-accredited registrars
has surpassed the record-breaking 10 million mark,
according to statistics reported by domain industry
analyst Name Intelligence, Inc.  No other domain
registrar has 10 million domains in its portfolio.

http://domaintimes.net/newseng.php?mhnews_id=306&mhnews_newsid=6447&mhnews_page=1

cn: Shenzhou 6 Domain Names For Sale In China
Domain name registration service provider Tianfu
Hulian is capitalizing on this week's 2-man launch of
a Chinese Shenzhou 6 spacecraft by selling shen6.com
and shen6.cn.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/index.php?action=show&type=news&id=3055

New domain names for travel industry end in ".travel"
Websites involving travel, from airlines to tourism
offices, are now eligible for websites and email
addresses that end in ".travel."
 http://www.technologynews.info/001588.html

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WSIS & GOVERNANCE
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UK registry warns over internet ownership
The world wide web could become tangled in red tape if
countries continue to push political agendas over how
it is run

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,9075-1833186,00.html

Nominet votes for Argentinian solution to net
ownership
In an historically unusual decision, the company
running all .uk internet domains, Nominet, has voted
for an Argentinian solution to the current crisis over
internet ownership.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/19/nominet_votes_argies/

Keep Internet out of UN control, says US
The Bush administration is backing a US Senate
resolution to stop the UN in its plans to try and move
some control of the Internet away from the US

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,39020369,39231613,00.htm

http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/UNID/38F5196CDDE54319CC25709E00135421

Senator: Keep U.N. away from the Internet
A new resolution introduced in the U.S. Senate offers
political backing to the Bush administration by
slamming a United Nations effort to exert more
influence over the Internet.

http://news.com.com/Senator+Keep+U.N.+away+from+the+Internet/2100-1028_3-5900690.html

Proposals on Internet Governance
Proposals on Internet Governance from African Common
Position, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, EU, Iran, Japan,
Russian Federation / Azrbaijan / Belarus / Moldova and
Saudi Arabia (on behalf of the Arab Group)

http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/doc_multi.asp?lang=en&id=2135|2136|2137|2138|2139|2140|2141|2142|2143

Don't give UN control over Internet
It seems that governments around the world have found
another reason to despise the United States This time
it's the Internet -- specifically, the Internet's
''root servers," a critical network of computers that
makes everything else work. America invented and built
the root server system, and still manages it. But now
the whole world depends on it, and wants a say in how
it's run.

http://boston.com/business/technology/articles/2005/10/17/dont_give_un_control_over_internet/
 http://www.spacedaily.com/news/internet-05zzzr.html

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Sources include Quicklinks <http://qlinks.net/> and
BNA Internet Law News <http://www.bna.com/ilaw/>.

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