[DNS] international domain news

[DNS] international domain news

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 21:03:20 +1100 (EST)
ICANN forum warns of Web vulnerability
The Internet is vulnerable to hacker and terrorist attacks across a
broad front. 
That was the conclusion at a three-day forum held this week in Los
Angeles by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers,
the nonprofit organization that oversees the Web's address system.
The event's focus was narrowed to online security after the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks on the East Coast. 


ICANN warned of its own vulnerabilities 
Many of the people attending the Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers' (ICANN) conference last week used a wireless
network at the hotel, and AT&T researcher Randy Bush knew some of the
passwords they typed into their systems. He shared one password,
"Ireland" and several others, over the conference's public address


ICANN: Board Delays Adoption Of New Governance Rules 
Internet addressing authorities on Thursday said that they would use
the findings of a blue ribbon panel as a stepping off point for the
debate over how and whether rank-and-file Internet users will be
given a say in the oversight of the global Domain Name System (DNS).

Singapore Plans Competition In Domain Name Registration
Singapore could have a number of .sg domain name registrars competing
for business next year, under a system put forth by the
government-owned .sg domain name space manager.

Panel divided over sucks.com domain dispute
An international arbitration tribunal has awarded the domain name
vivendiuniversalsucks.com to broadcasting multinational Vivendi
Universal, despite the panel that heard the case splitting over the
The World Intellectual Property Organisation ruled last week that the
disputed domain name should be handed back to Vivendi because 

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