[DNS] domain name & governance news - 1 Jun

[DNS] domain name & governance news - 1 Jun

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 21:46:34 +1000 (EST)
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eu: Rise in disputes over domain names

ch: Government awarded "Swiss" web addresses

Who is really behind the internet?

Domain Wars Rage On

Typo.com - making millions from advertising on parked

eu: Rise in disputes over domain names
Disputes over internet domain names are on the rise
after the launch of a Europe-wide address with 220
complaints being filed with a European arbitration

ch: Government awarded "Swiss" web addresses
Wipo has awarded the government the right to use three
internet addresses referring to Switzerland.

Who is really behind the internet?
Back when the internet was a gleam in the eye of the
US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the
question of control was easy.  The people that
controlled it were the people that built it, and they
could be counted on the fingers of two hands.

Domain Wars Rage On
A Florida company that's fighting for an all-porn
section of the Internet isn't taking no for an answer.
Earlier this month, Jupiter (Fla.)-based ICM Registry
got word that the Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers (ICANN), which regulates Web
addresses and domain names, would not set up a .xxx
domain. Now, ICM Registry is taking its battle to
court. Its target: the U.S. government.

Typo.com - making millions from advertising on parked
The housing bubble may be leaking air, but virtual
real estate is booming. Internet domain names, a
once-hot market left for dead after the tech market
crashed in 2000, are in play again. The difference:
This time around, investors aren't merely squatting on
addresses they think will be in demand in hopes of
reselling them; they are selling advertising on the
sites themselves.

Policy Issues relating to IDN at the top-level -
Preliminary Issues Report
On request from the GNSO Council, ICANN staff has
prepared a preliminary Issues Report that sets out
policy issues involved with the proposed introduction
of IDNs into the root zone of the DNS. The GNSO
Council has followed the report's recommendation to
establish a joint working group in coordination with
the ccNSO to analyze, prioritize, and select issues
for further policy development.

uk: Council loses control of web domain name
A town council has found itself tangled up in the
worldwide web - after finding its address had been
sold to someone else.

GG, IM, and JE: Welcome (officially) to ISO3166, Good
Bye GB by Jothan Frakes
I am often asked how to get a ccTLD by folks just
coming in to the domain industry. There is RFC1591 as
a start for reading material on the subject matter,
and then there is ICP-1.

.md Circle of Care Initiative Addresses Critical Needs
of Oncology Community
First-of-its-Kind Global Initiative Donates .md
Domains to Physicians to Improve Internet
Communication and Optimize Interaction

nl: Dutch paedophiles launch political party
Dutch paedophiles are launching a political party to
push for a cut in the legal age for sexual relations
to 12 from 16 and the legalisation of child
pornography and sex with animals, sparking widespread

au: Tasmania hostslatest attempt tocensor Internet
At face value the state of Tasmania is about to become
a testing ground for keeping the Internet free of
violent and pornographic content.

Web censorship: Correspondent reports
As human rights group Amnesty International launches a
global campaign to try to halt censorship of the
internet by governments, BBC correspondents report
from some countries where web users face difficulties.

Amnesty: we must free the internet
Human rights group reunites with The Observer to end
repression online.

Today, our chance to fight a new hi-tech tyranny
Forty-five years ago a remarkable article in The
Observer launched Amnesty International. Now, we are
joining with the human rights organisation again to
highlight a new threat to freedom - internet
censorship. Internet users are spied on, controlled
and locked up around the world for opposing repressive
regimes. This is our chance to do something about it.
Here Kate Allen, UK director of Amnesty International,
launches the campaign and tells how a simple email can
make a difference.

Legal dispute breaks out over Web 2.0
A non-profit organisation for IT professionals has
been hit with a cease-and-desist letter by lawyers for
media giant CMP in a dispute over use of the term Web

us: Apple thwarted in bid to unmask leaker
Apple Computer suffered a setback in its effort to
plug an internal leak, after a state appeals court
ruled that the computer maker can't immediately get
its hands on records of who may have contacted an
Apple enthusiast site with details on an unreleased

us: Court ruling protecting bloggers? sources hailed
as historic
Reporters Without Borders today hailed a Californian
appeal court?s ?historic? decision on 26 May that
online journalists and bloggers have the same right to
protect their sources as other kinds of journalists.
The ruling was issued in a case between the US
electronics manufacturer Apple and websites that
posted confidential information about some of its

au: CSIRO closer to WiFi win
THE CSIRO has received a boost from a US District
Court judge in its long struggle with global
technology heavyweights, spearheaded by Microsoft,
over a wireless network patent that may be worth
billions of dollars.

us: Gonzales pressures ISPs on data retention
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI
Director Robert Mueller on Friday urged
telecommunications officials to record their
customers' Internet activities

au: New tool takes aim at spam
A new downloadable spam button is launched which
reports and deletes spam email in a single click.

us: Internet advertising up 38 percent in first
quarter: study
U.S. Internet advertising surged 38 percent to a
record $3.9 billion in the first quarter as marketers
moved additional dollars to the Web, according to data
released on Tuesday.

Net advertising 'to overtake national newspapers'
The internet will overtake national newspapers in the
battle for advertising spending in the UK by the end
of the year, it was predicted yesterday.

nz: Broadband call as ruling looms
An Internet group is joining the chorus of calls for
Telecom to open its network to competitors, as a
Commerce Commission ruling on the issue looms.
Internet New Zealand, which manages and owns the
dot-NZ domain name system and registry and lobbies for
better broadband, says a new research report shows New
Zealand broadband does not measure up with other
developed countries' services.

au: VoIP industry group joins comms forum
Fledgling telco group the Australian Voice over IP
Association (AVOIPA) is being absorbed into the
Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF).


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


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