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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 00:10:04 +1000 (EST)
Warning to Domain Names NZ .net offer misleading (news
The Commerce Commission has formally warned Australian
company Domain Names NZ that an offer it sent to New
Zealand businesses regarding the .net domain was misleading
and at risk of breaching the Fair Trading Act.

.uk - Net Cop: Crime Pays for Web's Domain Name Vendors
Fraudsters and pedophiles are using lax Web site
registration policies to commit an increasingly elaborate
web of cyber crime, Britain's top cyber cop said on Monday.;?storyID=3565321

VeriSign rebuts IAB complaints about Site Finder
VeriSign has gone on the offensive against critics of its
Site Finder service, issuing a lengthy rebuttal to the
Internet Architecture Board (IAB) complaints about the new
service, designed to direct users who mistype an Internet
domain name towards a legitimate Web site.

Experts Discuss Mistyped Web Addresses
Experts told the Internet's primary oversight body Tuesday
of technical problems created when VeriSign Inc. - a
controller of most of the world's Web addresses - made
changes affecting computer users who mistype the address of
some Web sites.

VeriSign Service Spawns More Criticism
Technology experts on Tuesday laid out a list of complaints
for the Internet's chief oversight body about a
controversial online search service launched by VeriSign

VeriSign Sets Up Panel to Review SiteFinder
VeriSign executives today defended the SiteFinder Internet
service that was suspended last week, arguing that it does
not destabilize the Internet.,4149,1309478,00.asp

VeriSign goes on security offensive
The company, under fire for its domain-name management, has
brought together various security services under one

VeriSign says .com redirect isn't dead
VeriSign fired back at critics of its controversial--and
temporarily suspended--domain-name redirect service, saying
that Net regulators had no authority to force the company
to shut it down.,2000048590,20279366,00.htm

Many give the slip to VeriSign's 'SiteFinder'
As legal and political challenges to VeriSign's
"SiteFinder" domain name redirector mount, Chinese and
other overseas network operators have taken technical steps
to bypass the controversial service.,2000048590,20279369,00.htm

VeriSign Vows to Hold ICANN Accountable for Actions
VeriSign says it will hold the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) "fully accountable" for
its actions in forcing the .com and .net registrar to close
its controversial Site Finder service.

Verisign Didn't Deserve This Spanking
The giant recorder of Web addresses sure sparked a fire
when it redirected site-not-found messages to its own
search engine. It's a bum rap.

VeriSign VP on Innovation and the Internet
VeriSign's decision to launch a new Site Finder service
that gives Internet users tools and options when they
mistype a domain name has spurred a debate about the future
of the Internet. It is a debate worth having, because at
the heart of it is whether innovation on the Internet will
be encouraged or whether the status quo is good enough.,2000048590,20279400,00.htm

ICANN Stands Tall
The obscure groups that "runs" the Internet is showing some
backbone in its dispute with VeriSign over Site Finder.
It's not often that stories about the guts of the Internet
make headline news.

Geist on Site Finder Service
Professor Geist’s recent column on the Verisign Site Finder
service is discussed in ongoing coverage of the dispute
from the Toronto Star.

ICANN Announcement: President Appoints Joint Working Group
for WIPO-2 Process Issues
Dr. Paul Twomey, ICANN's President, is pleased to announce
a Joint Working Group concerning the results of the WIPO
Second Internet Domain Name Process (WIPO-2 Process). The
President was directed to appoint a Joint Working Group
resulting from a Board Resolution of 2 June 2003 (text of
resolution provided below) and consultation with the
Generic Name Supporting Organization (GNSO) and its
constituencies, the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC)
and the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC).

ICANN Carthage Meeting Topic: gTLD Registrar Domain-Name
Deletion Policy
One of the topics scheduled for ICANN Board discussion and
possible action in Carthage, Tunisia (27-31 October 2003)
is the Final Report of the GNSO Council's Deletes Task
Force. The Deletes Task Force report recommends ICANN adopt
a new uniform policy concerning gTLD registrar procedures
for handling expiration of domain registrations.

Can we keep it? No you can't!
Hit Entertainment plc, producers of the well-known
children's television show 'Bob the Builder' have been
successful in an opposed Nominet Dispute Resolution case
for the domain name

Australian company warned over misleading domain name
The Commerce Commission has formally warned Australian
company Domain Names NZ over misleading letters it sent to
New Zealand businesses earlier this year.,2106,2685176a28,00.html

IE Dispute Resolution Policy is launched
Following a public familiarisation period of the IE Dispute
Resolution Policy (IEDRP) which commenced on 30th June 2003
for a period of 30 days, the IE Domain Registry Limited
launches the Policy today, 31st July 2003.

Lord of the Numbers by Geoff Huston
I don't know about you, but I've been reading a lot about a
thing called "ENUM" lately. It appears to be a topic of
considerable interest to all kinds of people, from ISPs to
domain name registrars to national regulators. What's ENUM
all about, and why all the fuss?

Confusion, Illusion and the Death of Trademark Law in
Domain Name Disputes Miguel C. Danielson
This Article focuses on the area of law surrounding domain
name disputes. This area of law is predominantly based in
trademark and there has been much said about the
intersection of trademark and “name law,” which I define as
inclusive of law dealing with domain names, keywords,
meta-tags, and other uses of names or short phrases to
identify locations on the Internet.

Realspace Sovereigns in Cyberspace: Problems with the
Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act by Catherine T.
Struve and R. Polk Wagner
This Article seeks to fill a critical gap in the current
literature relating to the international ordering of
cyberspace: the link between jurisdictional assertions by
realspace sovereigns and their effects on the global effort
to administer the Internet. We analyze the United States’
response to disputes over domain names, the
Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”), which
permits a trademark owner to seek cancellation or transfer
of the domain name by proceeding in rem against the domain
name itself, thereby expanding the scope of the ACPA to
encompass disputes with little direct connection to the
United States. Congress appears to have developed 15 U.S.C.
 1125(d)(2) based on a misunderstanding of the
constitutional requirements for adjudicative jurisdiction
in the U.S. courts; and early court decisions interpreting
the provision have perpetuated the misunderstanding. This
Article argues that there exist no cases of foreign
cybersquatting (aside from certain cases involving
anonymous registrants) as to which the in rem provision
will be both applicable and constitutional. The ACPA is
notable for its aggressive approach to jurisdiction, and
its expansive view of jurisdiction reveals the extent to
which realspace sovereigns have a critical, and yet
overlooked, role in the continued viability of a global
unsegmented domain name system. By mapping the logical
control over the domain name system—the distributed
hierarchy that is the basis of the system’s design—onto
realspace territory, the potential for sovereign regulation
of the system becomes apparent, either under the recognized
principles of prescriptive jurisdiction in international
law or as a de facto result of the geographic facts of the
domain name system. We contend that the ACPA exemplifies
uncoordinated actions that are likely to result in
segmentation of the domain name system and thus a decline
in social welfare.

Sovereign Domains and Property Claim by Gregory R. Hagen
From International Journal of Law and Information
Domains and Property Claims - GR Hagen.pdf

The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act - An
Offensive Weapon for Trademark Holders by W. Chad Shear
(Oct 2000)
It is indisputible that the advent of the Internet has not
only revolutionized the manner in which business is
conducted, but also the very economy itself. However, with
all great economic or business change comes new problems
that the legal system must address. One of these problems
is known as cybersquatting. This Paper shall briefly look
into Congress' attempt to solve the problem of
cybersquatting and its implementation by the courts.

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