domain name news - November 1

domain name news - November 1

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 22:22:01 +1100 (EST)
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All ".fr" Domain Name Holders are in Danger!
AFNIC, the French national Registry has taken the
unprecedented step of freezing thousands of ‘.fr’
Domain names.  This action, taken without warning or
explanation, has terminated access to the related
websites and e-mail services, causing chaos and
disruption to organizations around the world.

za: Control of .za Domain to Change Hands
According to reports, management of South Africa's .za
top-level domain is expected to be assigned to another
authority at the ICANN ( meeting to be held
in Cape Town in December.

Indian domain names for Rs 250/-:
With a view to bring about significant improvement in
Indian Internet domain name registration system and to
connect all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in India
to a National Internet Exchange the Government has
announced the New Policy for the .in Internet domain

ENUM technology to translate phone numbers into domain
AT&T, MCI, SBC Laboratories, Sprint, Verizon and on Friday announced to create a single
company to promote the idea of ENUM technology in
North America, including the US, Canada and Caribbean

ICANN Board OKs New Internet Domain Names
Two new Internet domain names—".post" and
".travel"—could appear online as early as next year as
the Internet's key oversight board announced
preliminary approval on Wednesday.,1759,1684461,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594,1,2429371.story,7204,11211144%5e16123%5e%5enbv%5e,00.html,6119,2-13-1443_1612025,00.html

Adventures with Foreign Domain Names
In addition to obtaining an Internet domain name
registration in one of the generic Top-Level Domains
(gTLDs), such as .com, .net, and .org, a company can
obtain domain name registrations in national (or
country code) Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs) and their
subdomains.[1] A fictitious example is,
in which .uk is the ccTLD for the United Kingdom and
.co is the abbreviation for the subdomain "commercial
organization." In the above example, abc often is
referred to as the third-level domain, .co as the
second-level domain, and .uk as the toplevel domain.
Each country has been assigned a two-letter extension.
An alphabetical list of many of the country code
extensions is shown in Figure 1. Many national domain
name registrars have established their own
second-level domains for their countries. Israel
(country extension .il), for example, has established (for academic institutions), (for
kindergartens and elementary and high schools), (for municipal and local government
authorities), and .net (for Internet Service Providers
holding a valid Internet operating license from the
Ministry of Communications). The European Union
Council of Telecommunications Ministers recently
adopted a Regulation establishing a new .eu domain to
free pan-European business from having to tie
themselves to a specific European country's domain.

Details on December 2004 ICANN Meeting to be Held in
Cape Town, South Africa
ICANN's next round of meetings will be held 1-5
December 2004 in Cape Town, South Africa. The meetings
are free to attend and open to any interested person.
ICANN encourages broad participation in its bottom-up,
consensus development process.

ICANN Moves Forward in First Phase Commercial &
Technical Negotiations with Two sTLD Applicants
As the process for selecting new sponsored top-level
domain (sTLDs) from a pool of ten applications moves
forward, ICANN has entered into commercial and
technical negotiations with two of the candidate
registries, .post and .travel. No limit was set on the
number of sTLDs to be designated and the status of the
additional eight applicants is still pending.

ICANN Announces 2005 First Two ICANN Meetings
ICANN is pleased to announce that it has accepted
proposals to host the first two ICANN meetings in
2005. The spring meeting will be hosted by the
Argentine Chamber of Databases and Online Services
(CABASE) from 4 through 8 April 2005 in Mar del Plata,
Argentina. The Media and Telecommunications Department
of the Prime Minister of Luxembourg and the Restena
Foundation will host the ICANN meeting from 11 through
15 July 2005 in Luxembourg. ICANN welcomes this
opportunity to involve the local internet communities
in both regions in its upcoming meetings.

ICANN Begins Search for .net Operator
According to reports ICANN will begin the process of
deciding which company will be responsible for running
the .net domain.
IPv4 Policy Document and Request Forms Updated
The RIPE NCC has updated the policy document, "IPv4
Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the
RIPE NCC Service Region". This update documents the
recent changes to the policy for allocation sizes as

Sender-ID Back from the Dead
With the closure of IETF's MARID group a month ago,
many of us have left Microsoft's Sender-ID standard
for the dead. After being rejected by the Apache
Foundation and the Debian Project over licensing
issues, and causing the closure of MARID for some of
the same issues (in addition to already long running
technical ones), some thought that Microsoft may have
just buried it and gone on to better things like
IETF's new MAILSIG group (in formation). But just like
the ghost of Hamlet's father it just refuses to die
and now it looks like it is coming back to life in a
new reincarnation.

FORMAL Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the
Address Supporting Organisation (ASO) has been signed
between the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers (ICANN) with the Number Resource
Organisation (NRO), four Regional Internet Registries
(RIRs), to boost addressing community's involvement in
ICANN's processes.

New Moves In Domain Names
Internet users may soon see two new domain name
suffixes in their browser window: ".post" to identify
the postal community and ".travel" for travel industry
associations and organizations.

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
issues. He's one of a few IT executives of this
caliber willing to attach their names publicly to a
political cause.

ODR Lecture Series at Tilburg University, December 7,
ICTs have the potential to enhance and revolutionize
conflict resolution mechanisms by making these
processes more efficient and cheaper. The lectures
will give an in-depth introduction to the emerging
field of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) and will
discus the benefits of and challenges for ODR

Canadian Appointed to International Internet
Governance Post (news release)
Former CIRA Board Chair to join international Internet
policy development organization.

Domain Names Sold at First Ever T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Show
and Convention (news release)
The Internet Domain Name Industry came together with
the first ever T.R.A.F.F.I.C. trade show and
convention October 20-23 in Delray Beach, Florida. “We
were very pleased with the strong support and
participation at our first T.R.A.F.F.I.C. show.” Said
Rick Schwartz, Co-Founder of T.R.A.F.F.I.C 2004. “Some
of the biggest players in the industry were in
attendance including Google, Overture,,, Domain
Sponsor, and Dark Blue Sea.” The attendees
participated in two and a half days of seminars and
presentations about topics such as Domain Traffic
Monetization and legal matters, and the show featured
the first ever T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain Auction. - Domain Name to be Auctioned Off for
Over $1,000,000 (news release)
Cellular video phones and camera phones commonly
called picturephones spark domain name speculation. On
January 31, 2005, PicturePhone Direct intends to
auction off its domain name "" to the
highest bidder. The opening bid will commence at
$1,000,000 US.

RegistryPro Doubles Service to Professionals (news
.Pro Domain Expands to Provide Secure and Confidential
Internet Communication to Experts Who Seek the Highest
Assurance in a Registry

.Pro Internet Registry Open to German Professionals
(news release)
The newest space on the Internet, the .Pro top-level
domain (TLD), will expand on October 11 to serve
qualified professionals in German. Joins Forces With Top Telecommunications
Companies to Form Country Code 1 ENUM LLC (news
Go Daddy has announced a partnership with several
leading telecommunications companies in forming
Country Code 1 ENUM LLC ("ENUM LLC"). The main
objective of ENUM LLC is to build a public
infrastructure that promotes the development of ENUM
technology in a single, carrier-class manner within
the countries of the North American Numbering Plan
("NANP"), including the United States, Canada and the
Caribbean nations.


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