domain name news - November 11

domain name news - November 11

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 19:42:56 +1100 (EST)
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+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Moderation Policy Review
InternetNZ, through the Office of the Domain Name
Commissioner, is consulting on a proposed amendment to
the Moderation Policy for the Second Level

nz: Whois Policy Review
InternetNZ, through the Office of the Domain Name
Commissioner, is reviewing the Whois Server Policy.
The first round of public submissions closed on 1
November 2004.

ICANN Approves Dispute Resolution Providers for
Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy
ICANN announced that the Asian Domain Name Dispute
Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and the National
Arbitration Forum (NAF) have been approved as
independent dispute resolution providers for the
Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy (TDRP). This policy
is part of the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy, which
will go into effect on 12 November 2004.
Research article: Domain Name Protection in China:
Practice under the Current Regime by Gary Soo
Abstract: With the Internet becoming the nerve system
of the global economy, domain names acquire the
important status of virtual identities of corporations
on the Internet in the ever enlarging global market.
The commercial values of domain names in China are of
increasing importance as business identifiers in
current times of exponential growth of trade
activities and large-scale economic development. This
paper describes the current law and practice governing
registration of Internet domain names in China.

New Versions of ETSI Documents on ENUM
There are new versions of ETSI TISPAN WG4 documents on

New domain rules 'will make hijacking easier' (reg
New rules for domain transfers are set to come into
effect, making it easier for people to hijack domains,
according to the security and network services company

Domain Name Hijacking Affects Local Illinois Campaign
in Will County
We've previously noted here the challenge of dealing
with domain name disputes based on personal names,
particularly in the political arena.

New Rules Make Domain Hijacking Easier
Tanktalus writes "Netcraft seems to have a little
ditty about new rules from ICANN that take effect on
Friday making it easier to hijack domain names.
Essentially, if someone tries to take your domain, and
you don't answer within 5 days, they now assume you
are okay with the transfer. Previously, the default
answer was no, and you had to explicitly state your
acceptance of the domain transfer. Owners of small
domains, beware: no more computerless vacations that
last more than 4 days at a time!"

They won't get far with .travel
THE biggest joke of the past fortnight was the
announcement by the Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers that it has made progress on
approval of the new sponsored top level domain

ph: Law group opens online dispute resolution service
IN an effort to spur the use of the Internet for legal
exercises, the Cyberspace Policy Center for Asia
Pacific (CPCAP) has opened up the country's first
online dispute mediation website.

How To Choose The Best Domain Name
First of all let's define what a domain name is. A
unique name that represents each computer on the
Internet. (Some machines do have more than one domain
name.) The DNS converts the domain name requested by
an Internet user into an IP address. Reports Third Quarter 2004 Financial
Results (news release) reported net income for the quarter ended
September 30, 2004 of $352,000 or $0.01 per diluted
share, compared with net income of $2.4 million or
$0.06 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2003
and compared with a net loss of $(384,000) or $(0.02)
per share, for the second quarter of 2004. Income from
operations in the third quarter of 2004 was $343,000,
compared with income from operations of $1.8 million
in the third quarter of 2003 and a loss from
operations of $(601,000) in the second quarter of

PW Domain Name Registry Auctions Exclusive Sponsorship
Rights to 50,000 Second-Level Domains
The PW Registry Corporation is auctioning Sponsorship
rights for nearly 50,000 second-level (e.g.
Internet domains. This list includes popular surnames
and first names, countries, cities and states,
destination sites and short letter strings. Most of
the second level domains selected for this auction
represent communities of thousands or even millions of

Coveted Domain Names for the Las Vegas Centennial Now
For Sale
NetPhilosophy.Com, will offer the Las Vegas Centennial
names for sale on eBay. Not one buyer will have to
leave their house to make an interesting, speculative


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