domain news - January 6

domain news - January 6

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 20:46:05 +1100 (EST)
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ca: Tsunami 'Wave Rat' Had Best Intentions, Mother
A Canadian student was called a "wave rat" for
offering the domain name "" for
$50,000 on the online auction site eBay, but his
mother said he was only trying to raise money for
relief efforts.

sg: Almost 6,000 register for new .sg domain names
About 6,000 domain names on the Internet have
registered with the all-new .sg suffix.

Reforming Whois
Now that we're into the New Year and deadline for
public comment on the proposed new .CA whois policy
nears and now that my term as a CIRA Director enters
its home stretch, I wanted to take some time to
elaborate further on my Unsanctioned Whois Concepts
post from long ago and revise it somewhat.

ICANN agrees to provide contribution to the Working
Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) Secretariat
The ICANN Board agreed to provide a contribution to
the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG)
Secretariat. The WGIG was established by the Secretary
General of the United Nations in order to "develop a
working definition of Internet governance" and
"identify the public policy issues that are relevant
to Internet governance." The WGIG will prepare a
report for consideration for the second phase of the
World Summit on the Information Society, to be held in
Tunis in 2005. From (p5):

ICANN GNSO Council Teleconference Agenda - 13 January

ICANN Extends Public Comment Period for ICANN
Strategic Plan
As resolved during the recent ICANN Annual Meeting in
Cape Town, South Africa, ICANN is extending the public
comment period on its Strategic Plan to 28 February,
2005. ICANN encourages all members of the community to
participate in this public comment forum.

Domain Name Registrar Fastest Growing on
Top 100 List of Registrars (news release)
Company moves from 89th to 17th on domain name
registrar list, doubles domains registered to over
560,000 and triples customer accounts

Domain Names Security: How Safe Is Yours ?
The security of domain name registrations is an
increasing concern for domain name registrants and
registrars. However, there are steps you can take to
increase the security of your domain name

No More Spam for Domain Name Owners
Domain name owners can now get off of email offer
lists by opting out all of their domain email
addresses at once. is the first and
only legitimate universal domain name opt out

Competitively Priced New Service Meets Growing Demand
Network Solutions today announced the launch of its
Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs) service.
Customers who wish to differentiate local market
content and create a targeted global Web presence can
choose from six new ccTLDs offered from Network
Solutions, including extensions for the United
Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Austria, New Zealand and


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


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