domain news - 21 November

domain news - 21 November

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 23:16:29 +1100 (EST)
Court rules in favor of ICANN
A federal judge has denied a preliminary injunction filed
against the organization that oversees Internet domain
names and addresses.,2000048590,20281068,00.htm,39024667,39116922,00.htm

.uk - Draft Statutory Instrument 2003 No. The Telephone
Number Exclusion (Domain Names and Internet Addresses)
Order 2003
This Order excludes domain names, internet addresses and
any other address or identifier incorporating either of
them from treatment as telephone numbers under Chapter 1 of
Part 2 (networks and services) of the Communications Act

.hk - Suspicious fraudulent website:
(press release)
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert
members of the public in Hong Kong to a suspected
fraudulent website with the domain name The website is operated by an
alleged "Paramount Bank," which claims that it has a head
office in Hong Kong and an office in London, and is
regulated by the UK financial regulator and offers various
banking and investment services.

ICANN Advisory - U.S. Federal Court Denies Plaintiffs'
Request for Preliminary Injunction in Dotster v. ICANN
In a strongly worded ruling, a U.S. Federal Court Judge has
ruled in ICANN's favor and denied plaintiffs' motion for
preliminary injunction.

ISC Announces Start of OARC Operations
The Internet Software Consortium (ISC) has initiated the
non-profit, member-based Operations, Analysis, and Research
Center (OARC) to protect the Internet's global Domain Name
System (DNS). As part of this effort, the OARC collects and
analyses traffic flows on key nameservers in order to
distinguish normal versus abnormal operation. The OARC will
be working closely with the RIPE NCC's DNS Monitoring
(DNSMon) program and other data collection efforts.

Court Denies Preliminary Restriction of WLS
In a strongly worded ruling, a U.S. Federal Court Judge has
ruled in ICANN's favor and denied plaintiffs' motion for
preliminary injunction. Dotster and two other ICANN
accredited registrars had asked the court for an order
prohibiting ICANN from finalizing approval of VeriSign's
proposed new "Wait Listing Service" (WLS). Plaintiffs
alleged that WLS is "anti-competitive" and that ICANN
breached its obligations under the registrar accreditation
agreement (RAA) when ICANN gave preliminary approval to WLS
last year. The court disagreed.


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