domain name, WSIS & governance news - Feb 04

domain name, WSIS & governance news - Feb 04

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 21:18:13 +1100 (EST)
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au: auDA warns registrants of new domain scam
.au Domain Administration (auDA) has sent out new
warnings to domain name registrants regarding letters
and faxes being sent by Domains Australia Pty Ltd
offering a range of registration of a .com domain for

au: Mass mail out by Domains Australia Pty Ltd
auDA has become aware that Domains Australia Pty Ltd
is sending letters and/or faxes to some domain name
registrants offering  to arrange registration of a
.com domain name for $225.

Domain system opens door to scams
A system to make it easier to create website addresses
using alphabets like Cyrillic could open a back door
for scammers, a trade body has warned.

.in domain latest victim of cybersquatting
THE domain name belongs to registrant
Caliberplus Inc in the US, while has been
registered by one Nadir Sen Emarad, also in the US.
Even has not been spared!

it: Leftists Want Berlusconi Fan Site Shut
An amateur satirical Web site run by fans of Prime
Minister Silvio Berlusconi has riled Italy's
opposition so much that it has demanded the site be
shut down.,,11965-4162003,00.html

us: Identity theft case not promising
Bob Nyce is not the first political candidate to have
the rights to his Web site snatched up by someone

us: Blogger grabs DFL-friendly domain names
At least four Internet domain names that potential DFL
gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates might like to
have, including Attorney General Mike Hatch and Patty
Wetterling, have been purchased by a blogger to direct
visitors to a weblog critical of Minnesota Democrats.

ICANN Announces New Staff Appointments
Olof Nordling – Manager of Policy Development
Coordination, Maria Farrell – GNSO Policy Officer,
Donna Austin – ccNSO Policy Officer, Barbara Roseman –
IANA Operations Manager.

us: Wayland organization tries to prevent N.J. company
from stealing its domain name, among other things
What's in a name? A lot, apparently, as an
organization headquartered in West Michigan is going
to great lengths to protect its title.

AIT's Virtual Domain Registrar Program Gaining
In the months since introduced its
Virtual Domain Registrar program
(, it has become a
cash cow for dozens of Internet entrepreneurs and
resellers. Several have used it to register, renew, or
transfer hundreds of domains, and some enterprising
customers have more than 5,000 domains under their

A UN Controlled Internet - China decries U.S.
'monopolization' of net
China's ambassador to the United Nations last week
lashed out against what it called the U.S.
"monopolization" of the internet, and urged the UN to
employ a "more rational and just" governance system.
The call to move Internet management away from ICANN
and into UN jurisdiction has grown louder, a number of
countries complaining ICANN operates with an American


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