domain news - 31 October

domain news - 31 October

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 00:06:30 +1100 (EST)
Airlines and hotels angered by phony websites
The United Nations trademark and copyright agency WIPO has
revealed the existence of a raft of web addresses that
divert customers of airlines, hotels and car hire firms to
a site selling cheap travel deals.,1367,60932,00.html

NZ net guardianship in limbo
InternetNZ has an identity problem. Having created a
robust, independent registry for ".nz" internet domain
names, it's now asking, "what next?" But its real problem,
as it tries to create a strategic plan for the next three
years, is credibility. Does it have any?

Fumbling fingers drive VeriSign traffic surge
VeriSign soared into the top 50 most visited U.S. Internet
properties in September, a substantial improvement from its
135th ranking the previous month, according to results
released Tuesday by ComScore Media Metrix. VeriSign's
controversial Site Finder, which redirects users to its Web
site when they mistype a Web address, pushed VeriSign up to
11th in September from 135th in August, according to the
report. That's quite a jump, especially considering that
Site Finder launched midway through the month, on September

VeriSign's Loss Narrows on Fewer Charges
VeriSign Inc., which runs most of the Internet addressing
system, Thursday posted a sharply narrower loss in the
third quarter, but remained in the red on a goodwill

Beyond the Verisign vs. ICANN Battle
Stratton Sclavos wants the Internet to grow up. The CEO of
Verisign, Sclavos has built a business designed to provide
some of the basic plumbing for the Information Age by
providing computer security services, issuing digital
certificates needed for safe e-commerce, and operating the
database that keeps track of all .com and .net domain
names. To listen to Sclavos and other Verisign execs talk,
the Net's plumbing is all stopped up.

ISOC Appoints PIR Board Members
The Internet Society (ISOC) has approved new board members
for the Public Interest Registry (PIR), which was organized
last year to manage the .org domain. ISOC is a
not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1991.

Tackling the net's numbers shortage
A shortage of internet addresses has prompted researchers
to come up way of generating billions more.

ICANN Advisory: Advisory Concerning Registry Request for
Authorization to Offer IDN Registrations
Pursuant to the Guidelines for the Implementation of
Internationalized Domain Names and ICANN Board resolution
03.48, several registries have requested ICANN's
authorization to offer IDN registrations. Their requests
are set forth in various correspondences between ICANN and
the registries listed below.

gTLD Registry Constituency Meeting Agenda

GNSO WHOIS Task Force 1 Restricting Access TOR
Title: Restricting access to WHOIS data for marketing
purposes: In the recent policy recommendations relating to
WHOIS: it was decided that the use of bulk access WHOIS
data for marketing should not be permitted. However, these
recommendations did not directly address the issue of
marketing uses of Whois data obtained through either of the
other contractually required means of access: Port 43 and

GNSO Council Teleconference Minutes - 26 September 2003

GNSO Council Carthage, Tunisia Meeting Agenda

ICANN President Requests GNSO to Initiate a Policy
Development Process for Future New Registry Services

GNSO WHOIS Task force 2 Review of data collected and
displayed TOR

GNSO WHOIS Task force 3 Improving accuracy of collected
data TOR

The Internet Infrastructure: Stability vs. Innovation
Stratton Sclavos of VeriSign distills the essence of the
SiteFinder controversy in his CNet interview...There is a
subtle but essential misunderstanding here. Innovation can
and should happen in Internet infrastructure, but there are
a handful of core elements that must remain open and
radically simple if the Internet is to remain, well, the
Internet. These include TCP/IP, SMTP, HTTP, BIND, BGP, and
the DNS (especially the .com registry). Any change in these
protocols should be very carefully vetted through a
consensus-based process.

Why Do We Care About Names and Numbers?
An article based on the most recent study for the European
Commission on the Policy Implications of Convergence in the
Field of Naming, Numbering and Addressing written by Joe
McNamee and Tiina Satuli of Political Intelligence. "With
relation to the Internet and also IP addresses, the
"scarcity" is more complicated: there are not only
intellectual property issues with regards to domain names,
but there is also an issue of managing the integrity of the
system. For any naming or numbering system to work, it is
essential that the names and addresses used cannot be
confused with any other -- in other words, no one system
can have two end-points with the same fully qualified
number or name..."

Using ISP adjudicators to strike off cyber-squatters
Bridget Riley, a British artist, has used the international
arbitration organisation Wipo to stop cyber-squatters using
her domain name. Clive Gringras, a partner specialising in
the internet at Olswang, talks to Stephen Ward about the
pros and cons of using ISP adjudicators.
Domain names and the threat to the Net
This is a tale that has all the intrigue, double-dealing
and global power struggles of a spy novel. But the plot
line is real, with nothing less then the fate of the
Internet community hanging in the balance. Call it the
“Domain Name” factor.

NAT: Just Say No
Fueled by the lack of public IP addresses, 70% of Fortune
1000 companies have been forced to deploy NATs (Source:
Center for Next Generation Internet). NATs are also found
in hundreds of thousands of small business and home
networks where several hosts must share a single IP
address. It has been so successful in slowing the depletion
of IPv4 addresses that many have questioned the need for
IPv6 in the near future. However, such conclusions ignore
the fact that a strategy based on avoiding a crisis can
never provide the long-term benefits that solving the
underlying problems that precipitated the crisis offers.

Pre-Annonucement on the Launch of Second-Level '.hk' Domain
Name ('2LD')
HKDNR is pleased to announce that the new Second-Level
'.hk' domain name ('2LD') will be launched tentatively by
early 2004. The new 2LD refers to a shorter domain name
category (eg '') as compared to the existing 3rd
level categories (eg '').

Global Name Registry announces launch date for .name domain
The Global Name Registry, the operator of the .NAME generic
top level domain, announced today that its standard second
level domain name registrations will become available from
11:30AM EST on 14 January 2004. This will enable people
worldwide to buy domain names long gone on e.g. com, now
ending with the suffix .NAME.


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