[DNS] domain name & governance news - 26 June

[DNS] domain name & governance news - 26 June

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 22:02:20 +1000 (EST)
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Will the internet die in September?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/06/22/icann_marrakesh_preview/

U.S. unprepared for Net meltdown, blue chips warn
http://news.com.com/U.S.+unprepared+for+Net+meltdown%2C+blue+chips+warn/2100-7348_3-6087470.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB115102893799688389.html?mod=technology_main_whats_news

Most domains fraudulently registered
http://datamonitor.com/~998451495a56436bb7c0ee2bec46d201~/industries/news/article/?pid=CD3AC016-9A10-4511-8CB8-B0D9EB1250ED&type=NewsWire

nz: Porn domain decision under fire
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411419/761282

Dot-xxx decision exposes flaws in Net governance by
Michael Geist
http://www.canada.com/topics/technology/story.html?id=d7da1a2b-6724-4305-8f8b-b3279e0e2ad1&k=80778

Present at the creation - Vinton Cerf
http://economist.com/science/tq/displayStory.cfm?story_id=7001923

eu: Cybersquatters can get rich if they're quick, says
.eu registry
http://out-law.com/page-7034

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Will the internet die in September?
ICANN Marrakech There will be much to discuss at
ICANN's Marrakech meeting which kicks off this
Saturday, but one question rises about all others:
what will happen to the internet on 30 September 2006?
ICANN has its own agenda to discuss, but that agenda
and what people actually want to discuss are a little
different. As is the fundamental issue that everyone
at that meeting should be talking about. This is our
account of what is likely to happen, why, and what it
all means. First off, here are the specific items on
the ICANN check list:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/06/22/icann_marrakesh_preview/
http://addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&type=news&ID=24710

ICANN's Marrakech Meeting Starting This Week
There will be much to discuss at ICANN?s Marrakech
meeting which kicks off this Saturday, but one
question rises about all others: what will happen to
the internet on 30 September 2006?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/icanns_marrakech_meeting_starts/

Following a Month-Long Campaign, WIPC Calls On
Authorities to End Persecution of Writers
Over six months on from the holding of the World
Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis in
November, International PEN's Writers in Prison
Committee is calling on the Tunisian authorities to
bring to an end the persecution of writers in Tunisia.
The hosting of this United Nations sponsored Summit in
Tunisia, a country where repression of human rights,
notably of the media, is rife, was controversial.
http://allafrica.com/stories/200606220884.html

UN Launches Global Tech Alliance
The United Nations is launching a Global Alliance for
Information and Communication Technologies and
Development in Kuala Lumpur
http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20060620/tc_cmp/189500482

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U.S. unprepared for Net meltdown, blue chips warn
The United States has never experienced a massive
Internet outage, but a coalition of dynamic chief
executives said Friday that the nation must do more to
prepare for that prospect.
http://news.com.com/U.S.+unprepared+for+Net+meltdown%2C+blue+chips+warn/2100-7348_3-6087470.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB115102893799688389.html?mod=technology_main_whats_news

Most domains fraudulently registered
Over 90% of domain names registered in May were not
paid for, according to Bob Parsons, chief executive of
pre-IPO registrar GoDaddy.com Inc.
http://datamonitor.com/~998451495a56436bb7c0ee2bec46d201~/industries/news/article/?pid=CD3AC016-9A10-4511-8CB8-B0D9EB1250ED&type=NewsWire

nz: Porn domain decision under fire
A New Zealand internet safety group is set to take on
the worldwide authority on domain names over the
scrapping of the controversial .xxx plan.
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411419/761282

Dot-xxx decision exposes flaws in Net governance by
Michael Geist
Later this month ICANN meets in Marrakech, Morocco for
its first global meeting since the organization
rejected a proposal to establish a new dot-xxx domain
name extension.
http://www.canada.com/topics/technology/story.html?id=d7da1a2b-6724-4305-8f8b-b3279e0e2ad1&k=80778

Present at the creation
Vinton Cerf was one of the founding fathers of the
internet and has continued to take an active role in
its development
http://economist.com/science/tq/displayStory.cfm?story_id=7001923

eu: Cybersquatters can get rich if they're quick, says
.eu registry
Cybersquatters who broke the rules when registering
.eu domains can be stripped of them at any time, says
.eu registry EURid. But if they manage to sell their
domains before being caught, they can keep the
proceeds, according to the registry.
http://out-law.com/page-7034

us: ICANN-VeriSign Deal Sparks Congressional Hearing
Why is the proposed settlement between ICANN and
VeriSign exciting enough contention to get Congress to
take a look? Read on to find out. What do you do with
a company that consistently says one thing and does
something completely different? What do you do when
that company insists a particular deal is in your best
interests when it clearly isn?t? What do you do when
the questionable deal is with an organization that
really is supposed to be looking out for your best
interests? And finally, what do you do when the deal
seems to strike right at your livelihood?
http://webhosting.devshed.com/c/a/Web-Hosting-News/ICANN-VeriSign-Deal-Sparks-Congressional-Hearing/

cn: Picking the Right E-Name
How much is a domain name worth? Duan wujei in Chinese
characters recently went for a whopping $30,000 US.
The grab for popular addresses ending in dot-com is
saturated in western countries. But there is still a
lot of potential for domain names ending in dot-c-n. 
http://en.chinabroadcast.cn/3130/2006/06/21/481&#167;105126.htm

rw: Rwandans to get Internet Domain
Rwanda is going to be among the few countries in the
world that will be offering free registration for an
Internet Domain name to her citizens.
http://www.newtimes.co.rw/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5531&Itemid=1

uk: Sir Stelios drops trademark case
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou's Easygroup company has
dropped legal action against the owner of a London
takeaway firm over the use of the word "easy".
Easygroup issued High Court proceedings against Karl
Khan over trademark infringement after offering to buy
his domain name easypizza.co.uk in 2003.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/southern_counties/5104110.stm

Macabre Result Avoided in Mortician Domain Name Case
If a court won?t let you use your own name, you might
feel like you?re a mere ghost of your former self.
That happened to Ed Kalis of Broward County, Florida.
In a recent case, Florida?s court of appeal considered
whether a trial court?s order against Kalis, enjoining
him from using his own last name in various means of
advertising and in the URL for his company?s website,
was proper.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/macabre_mortician_domain_name_case/

ca: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: CIRA Domain Name Dispute
Resolution Policy Review (CDRP)
CIRA announced that it intends to undertake a
comprehensive review of the CIRA Dispute Resolution
Policy (CDRP) in order to assess and suggest reforms
of the CDRP in terms of its: fairness;
understandability (for non-lawyer); accessibility; and
efficiency.
http://cira.ca/news-releases/178.html

ICANN formalizes relationship with ccTLD Manager for
Chile
ICANN has announced that it has signed an
accountability framework with the country code top
level domain (ccTLD) manager for .cl -- Chile, NIC
Chile.
http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-2-24jun06.htm

ICANN Formalizes Relationship with ccTLD Manager for
Namibia
ICANN has announced that it has signed an exchange
letters with the country code top level domain (ccTLD)
manager for .na--Namibia, the Namibian Network
Information Centre.
http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-21jun06.htm

Report on Delegation of the .ax Top-Level Domain 
http://www.iana.org/reports/ax-report-09jun06.pdf

VeriSign Shares Climb
Shares of VeriSign were up Wednesday, as an analyst
predicted earnings gains once the company gets
regulatory approval to raise prices.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/3990239.html
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8ICPVH81.htm

Phishing Moving to the Web Channel
Today we received one of the first phish attempts to
be made as a web spam attempt. I wasn't convinced, and
thought that perhaps it was a way to gather and verify
RELEVANT online identities. Someone put me straight.
It's phishing. I've often in the past had run-ins with
the good folks in the anti virus realm back between
1996 and 2005 who thought Trojan horses and then
spyware were not part of their business. Years later
the AV business people ruled it is part of their
business and ran to catch up. Same with botnets. ???
http://www.circleid.com/posts/phishing_moving_to_web_channel/

Inside: Domaining: Conflict of Opinion
If a UDRP panelist believes domainers are the same
thing as cybersquatters, is he fit to arbitrate? I
came across an editorial on CNET today by Doug
Isenberg, an attorney in Atlanta and founder of
GigaLaw.com, and a domain name panelist for the World
Intellectual Property Organization. The guest
editorial focuses on Whois privacy and why it's
imperative to maintain open access to registrant data
for intellectual property and legal purposes. That's a
common opinion I've read a million times. Nothing
groundbreaking there. But then I was shocked to read
that Isenberg generalizes domainers as cybersquatters:
"Today, cybersquatters have rebranded themselves as
'domainers.' Popular blogs and news sites track their
activities.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/udrp_cybersquatters_conflict_opinion/

Updates to Strategic Plan, Operating Plan, and
Proposed Budget
ICANN has made the following updates and improvements
to the following documents. The Strategic Plan and
Operating Plan have been re-reposted in HTML format
and the documents have been linked so that clicking on
an objective in the Strategic Plan will link to the
coresponding Operating Plan project(s). The elements
of both plans have been renumbered to facilitate
reference. There have also been some updates to the
Operating Plan based upon comments received since the
last changes were posted.
http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-22jun06.htm

ICANN Announces New Staff Appointments - PAUL LEVINS
Paul Levins has been appointed as Executive Officer
and Vice President - Corporate Affairs. This new
position will oversee ICANN's communications,
messaging and Board support functions. ... Paul has
worked as a corporate affairs manager for Telstra...
http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-24jun06.htm

Aussie is ICANN's first corporate affairs chief
Paul Levins has been named by ICANN to the newly
created role of executive officer and vice president -
corporate affairs, one of thee appointments announced
by the global Internet body.
http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/4748/127/

IPv6, Google and Its Dark Fiber Mystery
The market is still guessing about Google?s continued
purchases of ?dark fiber? and what that will mean to
the Internet. Yet another explanation was floated at a
recent IT conference: IPv6, the next-generation
Internet standard. 
http://www.circleid.com/posts/ipv6_google_dark_fiber_mystery/

eu: Sunrise applications will have the status
?Initial? until validated
In response to the many questions it has received,
EURid would like to clarify the statuses of Sunrise
applications shown in WHOIS.
http://www.eurid.eu/en/general/news/sunrise-applications-will-have-the-status-201cinitial201d-until-validated

Tuffronts Sues Profits On The Web For Cybersquatting
Ruth Vending, doing business as Tuffronts, has sued
Profits on the Web, Steve West and Larry Stark for
cybersquatting, registering website domain names that
improperly use Tuffronts' name
http://www.amonline.com/article/article.jsp?id=16418&siteSection=1

New RIPE NCC Announcement List
On Monday, 26 June 2006, we will replace the existing
local-ir&#167;ripe.net and the ncc-co§ripe.net membership
announcement lists with one new list.
http://ripe.net/news/ncc-announce-20060622.html

us: Texas.St For Sale for $500.000 (news release)
Texas is also Can you imagine owning a Web
Address/Domain Name Web that has everything pertaining
to the Great State of Texas, all under one roof? The
newly approved TLD or Top Level Domain name extension
called ?.St? for states is now approved and accepted
world wide on the Internet, and the most exciting part
is almost no one in the even knows about it, yet.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/6/prweb397459.htm

Domain Name Frenzy Sparked by Celebrities Like Jolie,
Cruise, Spears
LoveTheName.com has recently added a Fame
Capitalization section at its site that features
domain names like www.ChildrenOfJolie-Pitt.com, in
response to new market demands. The trend among
celebrities is falling over to mainstream America who
may want to own names in cyberspace.
http://www.websitehostdirectory.com/article528.html

Domain Name Auction ? The Right Way
Everywhere in the world, thousands of great domain
names are expiring, and since thousands of domain name
holders did not renew their expired domain names,
thousands of people are also bidding for such terrific
domain names. With this fact, the concept for domain
name auction was born.
http://www.selfseo.com/story-17089.php

Domain Name Registration Process Revealed
With the rise of the domain name industry, the domain
name now becomes a commodity. It is for the fact that
many people today generally cater to such kind of
trend in the world of the internet. As such, many
people are now looking for some of the possible ways
for them to get or own a domain name. So the concept
of the domain name registration occurs.
http://www.selfseo.com/story-17090.php

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

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(c) David Goldstein 2006

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