domain name news - November 25

domain name news - November 25

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 20:39:09 +1100 (EST)
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au: Star is porn as Telstra points Idol fans to the
wrong Casey
RED-FACED Telstra executives were scrambling last
night to undo damage caused by a massive print
advertising campaign that directed fans of Australian
Idol winner Casey Donovan to a graphic gay porn

in: NIXI to register top domain names
The government has appointed National Internet
Exchange of India (NIXI) as registrar for '.in'
country code top level internet domain names.

pw: PW Domain Name Registry Announces Open
Registrations Begin December 15 (news release)
The PW Registry Corporation (
announces that Open Registrations for the .pw ccTLD
begin on December 15, 2004 at 12 pm EST. Internet
users may choose a new spam-free email identity, via
any Web browser, by entering their preferred identity
and then adding .pw at the end. For example, they
could enter Users are then
presented with an input box where they choose what
comes before the “&#167;” sign for their email address,
such as loyal-fan&#167;

nz: New Zealand domains 'not at risk' of domain
New ICANN rules say no response in five days is
confirmation of a domain name transfer

ICANN pitches the internet's future
ICANN has just published a Strategic Plan, in which it
has outlined what its direction and goals are for the
next three years.

ICANN Announces the IDN Workshop in Cape Town
ICANN announced that the Internationalized Domain Name
(IDN) Workshop will be held on 1 December 2004 in Cape
Town, South Africa, which will build upon the
achievements of the previous workshop held on 21 July
2004 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Updated Agenda Posted for Cape Town ICANN Meeting
The ICANN 2004 annual meeting will be held 1-5
December 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. 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.

ICANN GNSO Council Cape Town Meeting Agenda
Proposed GNSO Council Agenda Friday, 3 December, 2004

Rollout of new Hotmail domains stopped - for now
Those keen to acquire international domain Hotmail
addresses for countries other than those announced
last week look to be in for a bit of a wait,39020372,39174606,00.htm

dotMP Goes Mobile, Limits Access to WHOIS Data
During the 10th-century, Harald Bluetooth built
bridges of communications through the might and power
of a Viking King. Credited with uniting Denmark and
Norway between 910-940 AD, Ericsson Mobile
Communications acknowledged King Bluetooth's efforts
by practically permanently linking the name Bluetooth
(or, "Blåtand" as it was more commonly known) with the
concept of building bridges of communications when it
chose to erect a modern stone in the memory of Harald
Bluetooth in Lund, Sweden, where the first concept of
wireless communications now widely known as Bluetooth
was created in 1994. Bluetooth, a wireless technology
that connects electronic devices, has the potential to
permanently free us of the use of cables and cords
when using electronic devices. Cable and hands-free
use of mobile phones is a popular use of Bluetooth
already. These days, mobile technology seems to be a
vector of innovative ideas.

Lord of your domain?
You might reasonably think that a decade after the
internet started to be widely known, all those amusing
spats about name ownership would be ancient history.
Not a bit of it. Henry Maxwell, bespoke bootmakers to,
among others, HM Queen Elizabeth II, discovered the
problems of domain ownership earlier this year with The company failed to re-register it
and when it expired it was bought by someone else. Now
type into your browser and you get
redirected to a site whose robust content is more
about booty than boots.

uk: Nominet Changes its Baby - the new DRS policy
Demys reviews Nominet's recent changes and asks
whether there'll be tears before bedtime or smiles all
round. Nominet is rightly proud of its baby, the
Dispute Resolution Service (DRS), which this year
turned three. By its 36-month check it was clear that
the kid's developing nicely with a total of 1911 new
cases under its belt, 796 of which were mediated by
Nominet's in-house team - resulting in a 56%
settlement rate at the mediation stage.

us: Marchex agrees to $164.2 million purchase of
domain operator
Seattle-based Marchex Inc., which helps retailers
complete online transactions, has agreed to buy
certain assets of Internet domain company Name
Development Ltd. for $164.2 million.

au: Datafast acquires
Datafast Telecommunications has acquired the portal with plans to add voice
services in the next year. The deal includes several
thousand pre-registrations of interest in broadband as
well as the domain name.,39023166,39167804,00.htm

Internet Governance: The Battle Lines are Drawn
Who should run the Internet? A key battle in this
drawn-out war for control of the Internet commenced in
Geneva today (23 November) with a UN team kicked off
the first of several sessions dealing with Internet
governance. Meanwhile, in Marrakech, a taste of the
issues was raised at a conference on the role of the
media in the information society.,2172,92647,00.html

ITU to Look At Convergence Issues
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will
host a symposium for regulators that will focus on the
topic 'licensing in an era of convergence'.

Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation (PDF)
This paper summarises the current phase of a research
project on the classification of Internet governance.
The current text is open for hypertext discussion on
Diplo’s hypertext server. Hypertext-based discussion,
used in both teaching and research activities, is one
of Diplo’s main methodological tools.

Can the Free Internet Survive?
Advertising banners commonly offer "something special"
to customers, usually in the form of lower prices or
better service. But over the weekend, some popular Web
sites delivered something completely unexpected with
their advertising banners: a piece of malware.

Sources include Quicklinks <> and
BNA Internet Law News <>.


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