domain name news - 2 June

domain name news - 2 June

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2005 21:04:00 +1000 (EST)
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au: Geographic domain names up for grabs
The Labor Party says federal government plans to allow
the sell-off of the names of every country town,
district and regional centre in Australia as Internet
domain names could see towns' names used for
inappropriate websites.,5478,15462072%255E11869,00.html

au: Geographic domain names up for grabs
The Labor Party says federal government plans to allow
the sell-off of the names of every country town,
district and regional centre in Australia as Internet
domain names could see towns' names used for
inappropriate websites.

au: Brothels may win town name web addresses: seller
A Melbourne company involved in selling off the
Internet domain names of Australian towns admits it is
possible that online rights could be sold to
businesses like brothels.

au: Revamp puts ISP firm on profit trail
DOMAIN name and internet services provider Melbourne
IT expects strong trading in the first few months of
calendar year 2005 to help boost its earnings by 28
per cent.,7204,15455501%5e15306%5e%5enbv%5e15306,00.html

nz: Minutes of NZOC Meeting - 16 May 2005
The minutes of the NZOC meeting held on 16 May 2005
are available at:

MYNIC to offer second-level ‘.my’ domain name space
MYNIC plans to provide the second-level ‘.my’ domain
name space to the public that will shorten the
existing third-level domain name structure, the
country code top level domain manager said in a
statement on May 31.

cn: China to tag web sites
CHINESE-RUN websites have been given a deadline to
register their sites or face closure under a new
government campaign to police the internet, a leading
portal announced.,7204,15450256%5e16123%5e%5enbv%5e,00.html

ca: Dispute resolution settles Internet tiff
London's DRN Commerce Inc. recently won a domain name
dispute. ... In February, DRN filed a complaint under
the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
dispute resolution policy regarding "" DRN had
discovered a competitor had registered the domain name and used it to point to its own website.

Domain system creator honoured
Paul Mockapetris who created the net address system,
DNS, receives a prestigious lifetime achievement

gk/us: OTENET Webmail Stolen By Greek ISP
Baou, Inc., claims the WIPO had once again
demonstrated an inability to consider ‘the facts’
without prejudice or with any degree of consistency.
An application filed by a Greek ISP in connection with
two domain names [ and]. They
claimed they were unaware of Baou's use until quite
recently, despite the fact that they had attempted to
purchase the domain names three times since 1998, when
the domain names were originally registered a Baou

ICANN: Review Procedure to Handle Policy Proposals
Submitted by the ASO Address Council in Line with the
According to the ASO MoU, in Section 5 Global Policy
Development Process, ICANN agreed to the following:
Under this agreement the ICANN Board will ratify
proposed global policies in accordance with the Global
Policy Development Process, using review procedures as
determined by ICANN. ICANN will publish these
procedures no later than ninety (90) days from the
date of the signature of this agreement by all

ICANN: Public Comment Forum for New Registry Services
Draft Procedure Request for Comments
Public Comment Forum on the Draft Initial Report v4
Process for use by ICANN in considering requests for
consent and related contractual amendments to allow
changes in the architecture operation of a gTLD

The Philosophical Case for Expanding the Domain Name
It seems to me that the case for new generic top-level
domains is overstated. There are very few entities
that are not already serviced by the existing TLD
space. But there are plenty of companies who want to
make money running a registry and lots of marketing
people who want to make money selling new TLDs. That
said, there is also a real need to grow the namespace
to meet the demands of Internet users.

Sitting Around the Domain Table
I went to Domain Roundtable with some reservations. I
was excited about meeting other domain portfolio
holders, but I wasn't sure what to expect from the
ICANN and Verisign people there, the corporate
intellectual property people, and the corporate
attorneys. I was pleasantly surprised by everyone I
met. Chris Sheridan from Verisign was hilarious during
Domain Sponsor's casino night, and asked some really
sharp questions during presentations. Many of the
attorneys agreed that it was better to send "gentle
cease and desist letters" or even make informal
contact with alleged cybersquatting domainers rather
than send the traditional "nasty" C&D letter.

Keep control of your domain name
If the Web is the front door to your small business or
home business, losing control of your Internet domain
name can be catastrophic.

Independent Inventor Granted Key Domain Name
Registration Patent (news release)
Ohio Inventor develops brand management technology
enabling registration of similar identifiers across
multiple naming systems.

Finding web sites on the net
To access a host (i.e., a computer connected to the
Internet), you need to use its address. Every host has
two addresses. Note that a host could be a Web server,
FTP server, or other. The two addresses are the IP
address and the name address.


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


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