domain name news, and an enewsletter for the news

domain name news, and an enewsletter for the news

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 00:17:04 +1000 (EST)
Hello all

With some generous assistance from a Kiwi (who was willing to help an
Aussie despite the Australians beating the New Zealanders in the
rugby union over the weekend!!!), I now have a mailing list for
anyone wanting to subscribe to a periodic enewsletter, and the
details are:

Send an email to internet-news-request&#167; with the
subject “subscribe” (without the quotation marks).

As is the case now, I will post my domain news once a week or so to
the auDa mailing list. So my mailing list is aimed at people who are
not on the auDA mailing list or those who would like to receive the
fuller version of my news which I have posted below for today only.

If there are any difficulties in subscribing, please contact me ASAP!
And you can also contact me with any other feedback. And feel free to
promote the enewsletter.


The l.i.n.k
Issue number 15 of The l.i.n.k is now available. The l.i.n.k is a
free electronic newsletter addressing issues relating to the
Information Society.

Will VeriSign Retain .org?
The consequences of pushing back the timeline for a new .org owner
raise plenty of concerns, not least of which is the possibility that
a lengthy delay will make a majority of the bidders ineligible to
take over the domain.

School district considers lawsuit against cybersquatter 
Web surfers were surprised to open up recently and find graphic
pictures of aborted fetuses. So was the Minneapolis Public School

Internet Registry Giants Want ICANN Heeled 
The operators of the world's five largest Internet domains today
asked the U.S. Commerce Department to scale back the powers of the
body that manages the Internet's global addressing system.

Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for .AU
Domain name disputes arising under the .AU top-level domain are
governed by the .au Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP),
designed by the .au Domain Administration Ltd. (auDA). The auDRP is
designed to provide a cheaper, speedier alternative to litigation for
the resolution of disputes between the registrant of a .au domain
name and a party with competing rights in the domain name.

Public Consultation on changes to .uk Rules
Nominet is proposing to introduce new Rules for the UK Top Level
Domain and sub-domains. This is the first major overhaul of the Rules
since Nominet started business in 1996.

First Interim Implementation Report
On 28 June 2002, the ICANN Board adopted and endorsed the Blueprint
for Reform that had been recommended by the Board’s Evolution and
Reform Committee (ERC). It directed the ERC to "oversee further
detailed implementation and transition work based on the Blueprint
for Reform."

Final Report of the New TLD Evaluation Process Planning Task Force

Schoolgirl's web site led to men's sex offences
Four men today pleaded guilty to child sex offences after a
15-year-old Australian schoolgirl set up a website with explicit
photos of herself. It was claimed she could make money from internet

China second to US in web traffic
China is second only to the United States in Internet traffic,
according to a survey. But the US still holds a commanding lead in
this category, according to WebSideStory, an Internet analysis firm.

FBI 'catch' 7,000 UK paedophiles
More than 7,000 British paedophiles are reportedly caught in an
online sting operation by United States authorities.

Online paedophiles traced by police
Police develop software to trace people accessing sexual images of
children on the internet.

The web's most wanted 
The war against hackers is entering a new phase. In the UK and the
US, behind the walls of usually bland-looking buildings and shielded
from wireless hacking by lead-lined walls, the stuff of Hollywood
films is being played out across giant plasma screens.,7369,767236,00.html

ISP guidelines released
INTERNET service providers will be asked to comply with new
guidelines released by the Australian Communications Authority.,7204,4842508%5e16123%5e%5enbv%5e,00.html

Beijing Internet cafes re-open to big crowds 
The first batch of 30 newly approved Internet cafes have re-opened to
packed houses in the Chinese capital over the past week, having
satisfied new regulations on fire safety, pornographic sites and
admittance for minors.

A small farming town of 7,000 people in northern Japan has rebelled
against the central government's plan to introduce a computerised
national registry network by refusing to plug into the system when it
goes online next Monday.

A Philippine journalists' group has called on governments in the
country and overseas to wage an all-out war against those who create
computer viruses, the Philippine News Agency reported.

Internet Security Alliance Releases Top Ten Recommended Information
Security Practices
The Internet Security Alliance (ISAlliance) today announced the
release of its Common Sense Guide for Senior Managers: Top Ten
Recommended Information Security Practices. The guide calls for a new
measure of corporate responsibility on information security by
targeting industry executive leadership.

Taboo Surfing: Click Here for Iran . . .
AT, an Internet video chat site, Iranian visitors
sometimes trade nude pictures of themselves. At,
Iranian youths flirt, exchange mp3's and discuss Western styles. And
at numerous Web logs — or "blogs" — Iranian women become public
diarists, ruminating about sex, dating and marriage.

'Politics of Control' Leads a Law Student to Challenge
Digital-Copyright Act
Benjamin G. Edelman, a first-year student at Harvard University's law
school, is the latest academic researcher to challenge the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act.

Cautious Kabul Dabbles With Net 
The Taliban has been expunged but Afghanistan remains a largely
religious land. That's why the country's first Internet cafe opens
with protection from Net Nanny.,1284,54285,00.html

Britain's Great Digital Empire 
Great Britain's New Opportunities Fund is halfway through a hugely
ambitious program to digitize vast swaths of the country's social,
political and cultural life.,1283,54196,00.html

More Memory on the Way 
A new type of memory will be able to process up to 256 bits of
information instead of the standard 32 bits.,1282,54294,00.html

Microsoft to meet some DOJ terms
Microsoft will offer on Monday an update regarding the settlement
agreement it has reached with the Justice Department.

Wi-Fi users warned of pirates
AT&T Broadband is warning customers to secure their Wi-Fi networks
after an unusual case in which a subscriber played an unwitting role
in dispatching a pirated movie over the Internet, the company's
spokeswoman said.

Report calls for spam feedback
A CLEAR and widely accepted definition of spam should be developed to
help fight the electronic junk mail problem, an interim report
Public comment sought on Spam Report,,0_1-2_15-4_110347,00.html
Spam Review Interim Report

A Shift Registers in Willingness to Pay for Internet Content
More Internet users are showing a willingness to pay for content
online, according to a survey of cyberspending patterns released on

Internet Surveillance Law After the USA Patriot Act (from Quicklinks)
The Big Brother That Isn't (SSRN) by Orin S. Kerr George Washington
University - Law School: GWU Law School, Public Law Research Paper
No. 43; Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 97, 2003,
Forthcoming: This article argues that the common wisdom on the USA
Patriot Act is wrong. Far from being a significant expansion of law
enforcement powers online, the Patriot Act actually changed Internet
surveillance law in only minor ways and added several key privacy
protections. The article focuses on three specific provisions of the
Patriot Act: the provision applying the pen register law to the
Internet, the provisions relating to Carnivore, and the new computer
trespasser exception to the Wiretap Act. By explaining the basic
framework of surveillance law and applying it to the Patriot Act, the
author shows how the Internet surveillance provisions of the Patriot
Act updated the law in ways that both law enforcement and civil
libertarians should appreciate. - Yahoo! Digital How To
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