domain name news - October 28

domain name news - October 28

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 16:42:35 +1100 (EST)
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Time runs out for .au review
TIME is running out for public comment on the Registry
Competition Review Panel's latest draft report on .au
Domain Administration's provision of second-level
domains for .au names.,7204,11182921%5E15342%5E%5Enbv%5E15306-15319,00.html

Key Internet Domain Up for Grabs
This month, the overseer of the Internet's addressing
system will begin deciding what company will run the
.net domain. The stakes are high, and so is the

Why DomainKeys is Broken
The recent testing by Gmail of DomainKeys affords an
opportunity to look again at what the impact of it may
be in any attempt to introduce a Domino addin to
verify DomainKeys signatures. I have here a sample of
an email sent from Gmail and that same email after
being delivered to the in-box of a Notes/Domino user
who prefers MIME. There are differences which make
DomainKeys a real problem at Domino shops (and, I
suspect, others).

GNSO Council Review
The ICANN bylaws require a periodic review of ICANN
structures and operations; the first of such reviews,
that of the Generic Names Supporting Organization
Council, is scheduled to be finalized in the next few
weeks prior to the start of ICANN's annual meeting. To
begin discussion on this topic, I draw your attention
to a very thoughtful question posed by Joe Sims during
the prior ICANN reform process:

The DNSdoctor utility
This utility will perform tests of a DNS zone or
domain name. There are two versions available for
download. For the purposes of this column, I'm going
to stick to the DNSdoctor for the command line, rather
than the Web-based version. There's nothing wrong with
the Web-based version, of course; I just prefer
command-line tools whenever possible. There's a demo
of the Web-based interface available for anyone who's

Vint Cerf: Concerns over packets and politics
In a telephone interview, Cerf -- often called "the
father of the Internet" for his co-authoring of the
formidable Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) -- fielded questions on an array of
topics, including his disdain for the current U.S.
administration's handling of science and technology

Dotster Inc. Launches New Way to Register Expiring
Domain Names (news release)
Leading ICANN accredited registrar Dotster Inc.
announced today a new way to register valuable
expiring domain names through its NameWinner service
at By giving NameWinner customers
access to domains right at their expiration date and
before deletion from the Registry, the chances of
obtaining a valuable domain name are greatly

IPOWERWEB Reaches Quarter Million Customer Milestone
(news release)
IPOWER Continues to Lead the Way by Directly Selling
Over 250,000 Website Hosting Accounts Since Its
Inception Three Years Ago


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