[DNS] domain name & governance news - 15 June

[DNS] domain name & governance news - 15 June

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 21:01:22 +1000 (EST)
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Things get going at the UN?s Global Alliance for ICT
and Development
The Global Alliance for Information and Communication
Technologies (ICT) and Development (recently announced
by the United Nations) will be lead by Craig Barrett,
Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation, who will
serve as the first Chairman of the Alliance.

UK firms risk losing .eu business
British companies could miss out on business in Europe
if they ignore the new .eu top-level domain, says the
boss of one of Germany?s top web-hosting companies.

"VIAGARA.IN" Goes Back To Pfizer
Pfizer filed an application for the grant of an
interim injunction to restrain Altamash Khan and
another party from using its registered trademark as
under the domain name ?viagra.in? and URL
www.viagra.in. Altamash Khan claims to have acquired
the domain name for sale and not to launch his own

Examining Significant Shifts in the Domain Name
The early days of the domain industry have often been
compared to the ?Wild West??a vast, virgin landscape
populated by early domainers, typo-squatters, and
forward-thinking advertisers. Many in the industry can
remember looking with awe (and perhaps a little
skepticism) at multi-million dollar domain sales,
experiencing the excitement of implementing early
monetization strategies and feeling pride at being on
the vanguard of an accelerating market.

The cost of Domain names could be on the increase
There is currently a debate running about the legality
of a proposed deal between ICANN and VeriSign. The
deal could allow verisign to raise the fees on .com
domain names by up to 7% a year for 4 years, they
would not need to improve their service or justify the
increase in fees in any way whatsoever.

Making sense of ENUM
Often the most powerful technology initiatives go
through a confusing phase at the beginning, simply
because they can do so many things that it takes
awhile to determine the best business model.

Quarter-Million Dollar Sale of Malta.com and Largest
.Info Sale Ever Reported Headline This Week's Domain
Market Action
Rob Morrison's $250,000 purchase of Malta.com was an
easy winner in this week's domain sales race. The
deal, closed at Sedo.com, ranks among the 12 largest
sales reported so far this year. It is also the second
largest geo domain sale of 2006, trailing only
Macau.com which went for $550,000 in February.

au: ISP-level porn filters a bad idea
Wise heads have already dismissed the idea of
filtering pornography at the Internet service provider
level, and rightly so.

au: Alert on online chatting dangers
Nearly one in two teens would potentially meet a
person they'd met online, according to internet safety
body NetAlert. The survey by ninemsn and NetAlert also
revealed only one in 10 of those teens would ask their
parents first.

au: ISP level porn filtering won't work, says Coonan
New restrictions for adult content on converged
devices like 3G phones will soon be introduced to
parliament, but filtering at the internet service
provider (ISP) level won't work, according to
Communications minister Helen Coonan.

au: Coonan details porn laws
NEW laws outlawing offensive content will soon be
introduced to federal Parliament to bring regulation
of mobile phones and internet portal in line with
traditional media.

au: Telcos dismiss adult content regulation fears
Telcos and ISPs looking for new revenue streams may
have to look elsewhere following a regulatory move by
the Federal Government.

uk: Computer curbs to tackle child abuse
New penalties will target criminals who use data
encryption to prevent police accessing information

us: Defeat for net neutrality backers
US politicians have rejected attempts to enshrine the
principle of net neutrality in legislation.

us: Retain or restrain access logs?
Comment A recent proposal by the US Department of
Justice that would mandate Internet Service Providers
to retain certain records represents a dangerous trend
of turning private companies into proxies for law
enforcement or intelligence agencies against the
interests of their clients or customers.

nz: 'Digital divide' affecting poorer children
Children of low-income families unable to afford
computers or internet access are in danger of falling
behind, researchers say.

Downloading music: Why keep downloads down low?
Legal download limits go against the democratic tenets
of the internet,

nz: People Telecom expanding into NZ market
Sydney-based telecommunications company People Telecom
Ltd is expanding into the New Zealand market and hopes
to be offering service to customers in the new
financial year.

nz: Linked, at risk and online - Social networking
newest trend for young people
Recent Nielsen Net-ratings indicate that social
networking sites have grown 47% year on year, reaching
45% of all web users. Approximately 5% of all website
visits by New Zealanders are to social networking
sites and yet most of us have never heard of sites
like bebo.com, uncyclopedia.com or yearbook.com.
(the report)

au: Parents' chatroom fears rise
AN increasing number of parents are concerned about
their children's use of internet chat rooms.

au: Libraries 'expose kids to porn'
INTERNET terminals in Victoria's public libraries
offer children "unrestricted access" to pornographic
websites, said conservative party Family First.

au: Do you know who your child is chatting to online?
(news release)
Would you allow your child to walk down the streets of
a foreign city in the middle of the night, greeting
and speaking with strangers? Chances are no.  The same
principle should apply when your child is roaming

au: Police to get password powers
QUEENSLAND Police are to be given power to force
suspects to hand over passwords and encryption codes.

us: Big Brother is watching you
If you are one of the millions of people using social
networking websites such as MySpace and Friendster, be
careful what you reveal about yourself. The US
National Security Agency is looking at ways to harvest
the information that people post about themselves on
such networks. It could use advances in internet
technology to combine the data with personal details
such as banking, retail and property records, allowing
it to build profiles of individuals. The idea is to
identify terrorists and other criminals, but privacy
groups worry that this hi-tech snooping could lead to
miscarriages of justice.

us: Surveillance: It's Not Just Phone Calls
How the government sidesteps the Privacy Act by buying
commercial data from little-known players like NeuStar

us: Freedom fighter with a guilty conscience
Lawrence Lessig explains his mission to limit the
cultural damage caused by copyright law

au: Coonan spells out $3.1bn net plan
THE federal Government will target two or three
large-scale broadband projects with funding of up to
$3.1 billion as it grapples with ways of bring
high-speed internet access to rural and regional

uk/nz: Want to know where UK Broadband stands?
Compiling data from the broadband markets around the
world is always difficult, but InternetNZ commissioned
a report comparing residential and business broadband
in 26 OECD countries, the report can be downloaded
from www.internetnz.net.nz. The report offers lots of
information that people may want to discuss further,
or ask questions about, and feel free to do so on our
forums here.


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


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