domain name, WSIS & governance news - 16 June

domain name, WSIS & governance news - 16 June

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 20:04:19 +1000 (EST)
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the latest domain news. By COB 20 June, a more recent
edition of the news will normally be posted to the
auDA web site. The domain name news is supported by

ca: Domain Name Dispute Puts Dot-Ca in the Spotlight
Michael Geist's weekly Law Bytes column focuses on the
recent Canadian parliamentary discussion on domain
name disputes. As discussed about ten days ago, the
impetus for governmental interest in domain name
disputes and Internet governance is the registration
of several domain names bearing the names of sitting
Members of Parliament by the Defend Marriage
Coalition, an opponent of same-sex marriage

us: Supreme Court Faces Online
Last week, conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt
offered his thoughts on potential Supreme Court
nominees in his online blog. "This is the summer for
the knockdown, and that means Judges [J. Michael]
Luttig or [Michael] McConnell," Hewitt wrote, in
anticipation of a possible high court vacancy.

VeriSign sues oversight body
The company that runs the bulk of the addressing
system for the internet sued its key oversight body,
accusing it of impeding efforts to offer new,
moneymaking services. VeriSign Inclusion sought
injunction relief and unspecified damages against

WIPO: Network Solutions complains about
The Panel ordered the domain name
<> be transferred to the

Trivial Pursuit loses 'utterly trivial' domain name
A popular board game is not the only trivial pursuit
worthy of the domain name,
according to an arbitration panellist who refused to
take it away from an individual who said he registered
it to lament life's loss of individual creativity.

ICANN Nominating Committee Extends Deadline for
Submissions to 20 July 2005
ICANN's Nominating Committee (NomCom) announced today
that it has extended its deadline for Statements of
Interest to 20 July 2005 (23:59 GMT).

us: Greenspun group to run Internet travel site
The operators of figure they'll be getting
about 800,000 new customers as a result of acquiring
the rights to use the domain name.

us/uk: Regional Domain Pricing Tested
One and one hardly seemed to describe the strategy of
Web hosting firm and domain seller 1&1 Internet
( as customers criticized the
significant gap between the company's pricing of
domain names in the US and its prices in the UK, where
a .com domain goes for about three times the American
price at 10.45.

Domain name is same
In the days following the Broncos' snare of wide
receiver Jerry Rice, coach Mike Shanahan chose his
words carefully.,1299,DRMN_17_3847784,00.html

Address of the President and CEO of ICANN to the
Working Group for Internet Governance
Chairman Nitin Desai, Markus Kummer, Members of the
WGIG, and participants in the WGIG and WSIS process, I
would like to thank you for the opportunity to speak
here today. I commend you and your secretariat for the
thorough and insightful work you are performing.

Comments on Working Papers for the third meeting of
Comments by various governments, WSIS observers and
other contributors.

India to take on US over Internet control
The battle for Internet has begun and India is in the
thick of it. Over the next three days, Geneva is
hosting a meeting of the Working Group on Internet
governance (WGIG). At stake: Democracy in the cyber
world, says India. Others, including American cyber
gurus, argue that what India wants will allow
censorship of the Internet and even government taxes
on it.,0008.htm

us: Communications Infrastructure Critical to Asia's
Economic Growth
Asia's economic dynamism depends on the continued
growth of its information and communications
infrastructure, says Ambassador David Gross, the State
Department's coordinator for international
communications and information policy.

my: GPPC A Platform To Benchmark Msia's ICT
The upcoming Global Public Policy Conference 2005
(GPPC) to be held in Kuala Lumpur this September, will
be a platform to benchmark the country's Information
Communications Technology (ICT) performance, Minister
of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Seri Dr
Jamaluddin Jarjis said Tuesday.

my: We must speak as one, says Mosti
The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC) has been
directed to hold a workshop to brief Malaysian
participants attending the Global Public Policy
Conference (GPPC) 2005 that will be held in Kuala
Lumpur in September.


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


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