domain news - 6 July

domain news - 6 July

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 23:00:44 +1000 (EST)
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ca: Internet Registry director fined for bogus invoice
A Toronto man who targeted over 73,000 business and
non-profit organizations across Canada with a
deceptive mailout for the renewal of their Internet
domain names has been sentenced to a $40,000 fine and
a five-year prohibition order. The sentence results
from an investigation by the Competition Bureau into
Mr. Daniel Klemann and Internet Registry of Canada
(IROC) under the misleading representations provisions
of the Competition Act.

Rush for Potter six domain names  	
We've only known the name of Potter six for a few days
but most of the online domain names for the Half Blood
Prince have been snapped up already.

au: TotalNic Still Holds Domains Hostage
TotalNic still holding domains hostage. Up to thier
same old tricks of ignoring people who try to transfer
their domain away from TotalNic.

ICANN: Independent Evaluators of sTLD proposals
The evaluation of sTLD applications will be based upon
submitted information concerning the Registry
Operator's proposed technical solution. The
application should demonstrate that the applicant has
carefully analyzed the technical requirements of
registry operation.

ICANN Approved Board Resolutions
.net Registry Agreement Resolution -- Approval of
Transparent Procedure for Designating Successor
Registry Operator; .org Registry Agreement Resolution
- Change of Deletion Clause; Provisional Redelegation
of .ly; Board Finance Committee's Continuing Budget
Resolution; Board Audit Committee's Approval of
Engagement of Auditors; Reimbursement of Directors
Travel Expenses.

Web porn engulfs Pacific islands
Two Pacific island countries have become global
centres of the internet porn industry, according to a
new report.,12597,1253115,00.html

.NU Domain to Take Legal Action Against Secure
Computing In Connection with Its Study on Web Porn
.NU Domain Ltd, the US-based operator of the .nu top
level domain name registry, today announced that it
will take legal action against Secure Computing
Corporation for making false claims that .NU Domain is
hosting millions of pages of pornographic material.
The company also stated that it will take legal action
against anyone who republishes this inaccurate and
defamatory study.

us: Court Says Customers May Take IPs Away From ISP
Jeremy Kister writes "According to a post on the North
American Network Operators Group mailing-list, The
State of New Jersey has issued a temporary restraining
order, allowing a former customer of Net Access
Corporation (NAC) to take non-portable IP Address
space (issued from ARIN), away from NAC."

ITU Focuses on Next Generation Networks
Two new important Focus Groups have been established
in the ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Sector
dealing with standardization for Next Generation
Networks (NGN).  Focus Groups are an instrument
created by ITU–T to provide an additional working
environment for the quick development of standards in
specific areas. The procedure in ITU-T Recommendation.
A.7 defines how an "arms-length" entity (called a
"Focus Group" in ITU-T parlance) can be created to
work with an ITU–T Study Group as a parent body while
at the same time maintaining a high degree of
independence, in particular concerning working
methods, types of outputs, membership, financing, and
administration. Puts Forward Alternative Budget
Proposal, an alliance of over 75 ICANN
Accredited Registrars led by Bhavin Turakhia, Chairman
& CEO, Directi, sent an official position and an
alternative budget proposal to ICANN today. The
alliance of Registrars expressed in their letter
(available at to ICANN
that "certain fundamental modifications are required
to the proposed budget in order to make the budget a
win-win situation and a feasible proposition for the
Registrar community".

ICANN Meetings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The second round of ICANN meetings in 2004 will be
held 19-23 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 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.

Branding for an entire century?
Savvy marketers can now enjoy cyber-branding using
Network Solutions' latest offer: $1,000 (26,485 Kc) to
secure a domain name for an entire century.

Canadian Domain Name Services Inc. ( Reduces
.ca Domain Name Registration Pricing (news release)
Canadian Domain Name Services Inc. (, one of
Canada's leading .ca Domain Name Registrars, has
lowered its price for .CA domain registrations to
$19.99, one of the most competitive prices in Canada.


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