[DNS] domain name & governance news - 20 April

[DNS] domain name & governance news - 20 April

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 17:27:10 +1000 (EST)
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Bad-faith domains grow
http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,18843463%5E15343%5E%5Enbv%5E15306%2D15317,00.html

Perens pushes for open source domain parking
http://zdnet.com.au/news/software/soa/Perens_pushes_for_open_source_domain_parking/0,2000061733,39252393,00.htm

ICANN head welcomes government policy input
http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=14385&Page=2&pagePos=2

nz: InternetNZ considers certification authority role
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/UNID/F20C031020719945CC25714E0081837D

us: High court skips Falwell Web site case
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6061976.html

Interesting facts about domain names
http://yafla.com/dennisforbes/Interesting-Facts-About-Domain-Names/Interesting-Facts-About-Domain-Names.html

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GOVERNANCE
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Global alliance for information technologies and
development to be launched (news release)
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has
approved the launch of a Global Alliance for
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and
Development. As stressed by the 2005 WSIS, information
and communication technology must be effectively
integrated into development activities if the
internationally agreed development goals, including
the Millennium Development Goals, are to be achieved
within the agreed time frame.
http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2006/dev2572.doc.htm

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DOMAIN NAMES
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Bad-faith domains grow
THE number of "bad faith" domain-name registrations
raises concerns that trademarks are increasingly being
infringed online, the Advisory Council on Intellectual
Property has found.
http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,18843463%5E15343%5E%5Enbv%5E15306%2D15317,00.html

Perens pushes for open source domain parking
Open source advocate Bruce Perens has launched an
initiative to discourage owners of undeveloped Web
domains hosting them on servers running proprietary
software.
http://zdnet.com.au/news/software/soa/Perens_pushes_for_open_source_domain_parking/0,2000061733,39252393,00.htm
http://www.optusnet.com.au/news/story/zdnet/20060419/10/tech/0,2000061733,39252393,00.inp

ICANN head welcomes government policy input
Some internet users and administrators see increased
input by governments into the public policy aspects of
the internet as worrying, but ICANN chairman Vint Cerf
views it as a positive move.
http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=14385&Page=2&pagePos=2

nz: InternetNZ considers certification authority role
InternetNZ may seek additional income streams to
complement its main revenue from the dividend on
domain-name fees, at a time when it is under pressure
for a fee reduction.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/UNID/F20C031020719945CC25714E0081837D

us: High court skips Falwell Web site case
A legal spat over a Web site criticizing the Rev.
Jerry Falwell for his antigay views won't ascend to
the U.S. Supreme Court.
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6061976.html
http://www.out-law.com/page-6846
http://news.com.com/2100-1030_3-6061976.html
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/rsstory/50008.html
http://smh.com.au/news/breaking/jerry-falwell-loses-web-fight/2006/04/18/1145126064474.html

Interesting facts about domain names
Some interesting facts about domain names such as that
of of the 676 possible two-letter sequences - they're
all taken. And then even allowing for digits, giving
1296 combinations, again every single variation is
taken. Als, there are 253,000+ non-IDN domains that
are 32 characters or longer, including 538 that are 63
characters long. For more, see
http://yafla.com/dennisforbes/Interesting-Facts-About-Domain-Names/Interesting-Facts-About-Domain-Names.html

Germans register 8.9 million .de domain names (sub
only)
http://www.telecom.paper.nl/news/article.aspx?id=124715&nr=

2006 ICANN Nominating Committee Issues Formal Call for
Statements of Interest
ICANN's Nominating Committee invites Statements of
Interest from the Internet community as it seeks
qualified candidates to assist in ICANN's technical
and policy coordination role. Interested individuals
are invited to submit a Statement of Interest to this
year's Committee for the following positions:
http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-18apr06.htm

ICM Registry Submits Revised Proposed .XXX Registry
Agreement
ICANN posted today a revised proposed .XXX registry
agreement submitted by ICM Registry. The agreement is
being posted for public review and comment prior to
consideration by the ICANN Board at its meeting on 10
May 2006. Additional information regarding the .XXX
sTLD application is available at
http://www.icann.org/tlds/stld-apps-19mar04/ .
Comments on the proposed agreement can be posted to
xxx-tld-agreement&#167;icann.org and may be viewed at
http://forum.icann.org/lists/xxx-tld-agreement.
http://icann.org/announcements/announcement1-18apr06.htm

Revised Supplemental Rules Prevent Single Filing
Against Multiple Registrants (reg req'd)
The National Arbitration Forum?s revised Uniform
Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Supplemental
Rules became effective on January 1 2006. While most
of the revisions do not have a material effect on the
filing of complaints under the UDRP (eg, increased
filing fees and the limitation for each party to a
single additional submission), the new definitions
section has a significant impact on a fairly common
type of domain dispute.
http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=39212&lastestnews=1

Paul Mockapetris on Harmonizing the World of IP
Communications with ENUM Technologies
Nominum today announced that Paul Mockapetris,
chairman and chief scientist, will present a session
at the 2nd Annual ENUM Summit 2006 on April 20, 2006.
Mockapetris? presentation will provide insight into
how ENUM will bring harmony to the world of IP
communications. The summit runs from April 18-20, 2006
and is being held at the Radisson Hotel in Boston.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/paul_mockapetris_world_ip_communications_enum/

Sellers of Internet addresses surf for ? and get ?
some big payoffs
Internet domain names are red-hot again. This year, 15
names used in Internet addresses have resold for at
least six figures to companies and individuals hoping
to tap into big audiences. On.com got $635,000.
Macau.com fetched $550,000.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-04-13-hot-domain-names_x.htm

Speculating on domain names
Back in December 1999, Houston entrepreneur Marc
Ostrofsky sold the domain name www.business.com for
$7.5 million to eCompanies. It was a record sale for
an Internet address and established Ostrofsky as a
leader in the business of domain name speculation, an
area that was red hot at the height of the Internet
boom.
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/venture/archives/102660.asp

How to Catch IDN Domain Names From Your Desktop PC
(news release)
Each day approximately twenty thousand domain names
expire as a result of the current owner failing to pay
the registration fees. Most of these domain names are
quickly registered the minute they expire. Sitting
behind computers are a countless number of ?domain
speculators? who anxiously wait for the domain names
to drop. Most have completed their homework and have
studied the past history on the domain names they are
seeking. In a hope to cash in on the pre-existing web
traffic, thousands of ?domainers? are monitoring the
same names. Each day at 2:00pm Eastern time, the mad
rush begins as domain names begin to drop from the
registry.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/4/prweb372623.htm
http://www.webhostdir.com/news/articles/shownews.asp?id=15385

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

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