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international domain news

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 17:08:01 +1000 (EST)
VeriSign's redirect page leaking data
VeriSign's sitefinder service, the page on its website to
which all mistyped .com and .net queries are now routed by
the registrar, is leaking information to marketing analysis
firm Omniture, according to Richard M. Smith, an
independent security researcher.

VeriSign the traffic cop meets uneasy web community
Redirecting internet surfers who misspell website domain
names is a multimillion-dollar business, and stiff
competition is developing over who has the right to handle
this so-called "junk" traffic.

VeriSign unit hit with URL-switch suit
Storage specialist Optima Technology has filed a lawsuit
against Network Solutions, alleging that the registrar gave
away its domain name without its permission and so caused
damage to its business.,2000048640,20279116,00.htm

ICANN seeks views on VeriSign's Site Finder
VeriSign Inc.'s Site Finder has come under further scrutiny
from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN). A committee of the Internet governing body
is investigating whether the service hurts the Internet's
stability. and domain registrations exceed 350,000
The au Domain Administration announced yesterday that the
combined number of and domain names had
exceeded 350,000, triggering a 10 percent reduction in the
price charged by AusRegistry to accredited registrars from

Domainz 'key' to strategy
Melbourne IT, the new owner of Domainz, wants to make the
original .nz registrar a key part of its international

2LD discussion document released
The Domain Name Commissioner (DNC) has released a
discussion document on remodelling the second level domain
(2LD) in New Zealand.

.nz - Second Level Domains Policy Review
InternetNZ, through the Office of the Domain Name
Commissioner, is reviewing the existing Second Level
Domains policy. (review

.nz - Zone Transfer Policy Review
InternetNZ is reviewing its policy regarding the release of
the .nz zone file to organisations outside the registry

Regional registries float new way to manage address space
The Regional Internet Address Registries are proposing the
creation of an alternative to coordinate address space
assignments in the event that the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) fails.

Special Meeting of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory
Committee Regarding VeriSign's Deployment of Wildcard
ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SECSAC)
announced today that it will hold a special meeting on 7
October 2003 to gather input regarding VeriSign's recent
change to the operation of the registry for the .com and
.net Top Level Domains.

WSIS lays targets for December meeting
Delegates laying the groundwork for December's World Summit
on Information Society (WSIS) agreed on a variety of goals
this week, but more talks are in store before the summit,
an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) spokesman
said Friday.

Norway changes .no dispute resolutions (reg req'd)
Norway has issued new regulations that will introduce a
separate dispute resolution system for domain names ending
in .no.

Tangible Property: First Domain Lawsuit Filed After Federal
Storage specialist Optima Technology Corporation has filed
a lawsuit against Network Solutions alleging that the
registrar gave away its domain name without its permission
causing damage to its business. The suit alleges that
Network Solutions transferred ownership of its domain name
"" to a former Optima employee Michael
DeCorte, which has allowed him to redirect Optima's revenue
to his possession. Optima claims that DeCorte along with
another former employee Raymond Martin, used a fake webiste
to divert Optima's revenue.

3rd Lawsuit Against VeriSign; Seeks Class Action Status
A third lawsuit has been filed late Friday in a federal
district court in California against VeriSign, Inc. over
its controversial DNS wildcard redirection service known as
SiteFinder. It was filed by the longtime Internet litigator
Ira Rothken. In addition, while two other lawsuits have
been filed by Go Daddy Software, Inc. and Popular
Enterprises, LLC. in Arizona and Florida, this is the first
lawsuit to seek class-action status. Here is an excerpt
from the "Introduction" section of this class-action

The Value of Trust in 2007
Applications and devices like cell phones, email, search
engines, and automated programs handle the error messages
differently; it would be naive for VeriSign to think only
humans with browsers rely on DNS. When a user enters a
non-exist domain name on their cell phone the DNS error
message would prevent downloading. Now cell phones download
VeriSign's SiteFinder webpage and Service Providers bill
the cell phone user for that extra usage. SPAM prevention
programs also rely on this error message to check to see if
the domain is real.

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