domain name, WSIS & governance news - May 12

domain name, WSIS & governance news - May 12

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 21:39:22 +1000 (EST)
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the latest domain news. By C.O.B. 16 May, a more
recent edition of the news should be posted to the
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uk: Spam blacklist targets Telewest
Almost one million net addresses owned by UK cable
firm Telewest have been blacklisted by an anti-spam

us: Freeman wins cybersquatter battle
Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has won the rights
to the internet domain name,1259,---25710,00.html

Address Policies by Geoff Huston
When does an experiment in networking technology
become a public utility? Does it happen on a single
date, or is it a more gradual process of incremental
change? And at what point do you change that way in
which resources are managed to admit a broader of
public interests? And how are such interests to be
expressed in the context of the network itself, in
terms of the players, their motivation and the level
of common interest in one network? While many may be
of the view that this has already happened some years
ago in the case of the Internet, when you take a
global perspective many parts of the globe are only
coming to appreciate the significant role of the
Internet in the broader context of enablers of
national wealth.

us: Mayor's campaign buys Web domain names to prevent
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino isn't afraid to joke about
his own oratory skills - or lack thereof - but it
appears his re-election campaign wants to stop his
critics from beating him to the punch line. The Menino
Committee has bought the rights to many Web domain
names that could be used to mock the mayor's
reputation for mumbling his way through speeches. The
list of names they purchased includes, and

us: Commercial Use: Requirement Differs Under
Trademark Infringement and Anticybersquatting Laws by
Robert W. Zelnick and Kathrin Tauber (reg req'd)
Addressing the issue of whether "non-commercial use"
of a trademark is actionable under the trademark
infringement and anticybersquatting portions of the
Lanham Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth
Circuit decided that the use of a trademark as a
domain name for a customer commentary website does not
constitute trademark infringement. However, depending
on other factors, non-commercial use of a trademark in
a domain name might be actionable under the
Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA).
Bosley Medical Institute, Inc. v. Michael Steven
Kremer, Case No. 04-55962, 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 5329
(9th Cir. Apr. 5, 2005).

Domain Name Business Booming in Post-Dot-Com Era
The volume of domain name transactions in 2004 was up
300 percent from 2003. Consolidated data from
DNJournal, and, three
leading independent companies tracking the domain name
marketplace, shows the average sale price of dot-com
domains is more than US$9,700.

ie: wins Irish Domain Registry Award
Irish Web host ( announced on
Monday that it had been awarded the .ie domain
registry’s ( inaugural Annual
Achievement Award.

Knights of the Domain Roundtable Ready for Summit in
The inaugural Domain Roundtable Conference will be
held in Seattle Wednesday, May 25 through Friday, May
27 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers. Though
this is a debut event the organizers are hardly new
kids on the block.

CircleID to Participate in the Domain Roundtable

ICANN Sticks Up for Trademark Holders
Opinion: Some people complain about systems designed
to protect intellectual-property owners, but ICANN's
dispute resolution seems well designed and beneficial.,1759,1813407,00.asp - Asian Domain Registrar Integrates
European ccTLDs (news release), a Subsidiary of Eurodns S.A., Has
Broadened it's Domain Name Portfolio to Cover Both
European and Asian Domains

Canadian Commission for UNESCO organises a conference
entitled: Paving the Road to Tunis - WSIS II: Canada's
Civil Society Views on the Geneva Plan of Action and
the Prospects for Phase II
The main objective of the conference is to collect
views on the Geneva Plan of Action from a Canadian
civil society perspective. Participants will be
invited to examine the status of major elements
included in the Plan of Action: infrastructure, cost
of access, community access centres, free standards
and free software, adapted technologies, education,
traditional media, freedom of expression in both
traditional and new media, cultural diversity,
preservation of indigenous languages, building
partnerships with developing countries, Internet
governance and applications. The programme of the
conference is available on line.

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


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