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international domain news

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 22:36:21 +1000 (EST)
ICANN Meetings in Montréal, Canada - 22-26 June 2003
The second round of ICANN meetings in 2003 will be held
22-26 June in Montréal, Canada. The meetings are free to
attend, and open to any interested person. ICANN encourages
broad participation in its bottom-up consensus-development
process. You can take part in these meetings by attending
in person, by taking part in the webcast and remote
participation opportunities, and/or by joining one of the
various ICANN-related mailing lists.

Formation of At-Large Groups

Proposed Budget for 2003-2004

Proposed Revisions to Bylaws to Implement ERC's ccNSO

Whois Workshop (to be held 24 and 25 June)

MelbourneIT unconcerned over new domain transfer policy
The au Domain Administrator has commenced a new policy on
transferring domain name registrations which some in the
industry are calling the final nail in the coffin for
Melbourne IT.,2000048620,20275414,00.htm

auDA - New transfers policy commences Monday 16 June 2003
The new Transfers (Change of Registrar) Policy (2003-03)
will come into force at 10am AEST on Monday 16 June 2003.

ALJAZEERA.NET Hijacker Pleads Guilty To Us Federal Charges
A Californian website developer, who duped Network
Solutions (formerly Verisign) into giving him control of
the domain name account for Al Jazeera, the Arabic-language
media organisation, has agreed to plead guilty to two US
felony charges of wire fraud and unlawful interception of
an electronic communication.,1,4854278.story

Zombie Parody Defence Wins Dispute
Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch have lost a domain
dispute relating to "" - a web site which
parodies their clothing range and sells "Aberzombie"
tee-shirts which according to the complaint "mocked and
disparaged the Complainants' trademark and...merchandise".

NZ porn king, stock exchange at odds over domain name
A New Zealand porn king is threatening to sue the country's
stock exchange for stealing the name of his sex magazine,
news reports said today.
Law Society of Scotland pays £10K to 'cybersquatter' for
The Law Society of Scotland has climbed down on the eve of
a court case to decide ownership of a domain it claimed was
run by a cybersquatter.

UK Businesses Fly .CO.UK Flag
According to a survey by UK naming authority Nominet, over
a third of UK businesses say that their online image is the
most important factor when choosing a domain name.

Domainz looks to future ahead of sale
Domainz, the company which used to have sole charge of the
register of ".nz" Internet addresses, has begun reinventing
itself ahead of its imminent sale by its sole shareholder,
the non-profit Internet Society, InternetNZ.,2106,2540294a1896,00.html

Squabble settled over most lucrative domain name in the
world... What could it be?, widely believed to be the most valuable URL in the
world, has been returned to its rightful owner after a
six-year custody battle.

Statement on UK Internet Registry Ltd
Nominet UK is concerned about the confusion that has been
created by the sales tactics of a company called UK
Internet Registry Ltd. (

Defending your DNS: Best practices for reliable DNS and
Well-publicized attacks against Domain Name System (DNS)
root servers and top-level domains highlight the
vulnerability of the DNS infrastructure. Many CIOs are
looking for ways to ensure secure, reliable network


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