domain name news - 4 August

domain name news - 4 August

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2005 21:48:57 +1000 (EST)
Check out for
the latest domain news. By close of business Melbourne
time on 8 August a more recent edition of the news
should be posted to the auDA web site. The domain name
news is supported by auDA.

DNS servers--an Internet Achilles heel
Hundreds of thousands of Internet servers are at risk
of an attack that would redirect unknowing Web surfers
from legitimate sites to malicious ones.

Interview: Who should run the Internet?
Special correspondent John Zarocostas interviewed Paul
Twomey, president and chief executive officer of
ICANN, recently about a new independent-expert report
on Internet governance.

Ray Pelletier appointed as IETF Administrative
Director (IAD)
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is
delighted to announce the appointment of Ray Pelletier
as its first IETF Administrative Director (IAD). This
appointment marks a key step in the IETF's progress in
building a coordinated administrative platform that
supports the collected needs of its community. Over
the course of the coming months, this will include
reorganization of the IETF's global budget and
establishment or review of contracts with key support

au: Commercial geographic names ballot closed (auDA
The commercial geographic names ballot closed on 31
July 2005.

InternetNZ unveils software for Enum
InternetNZ has released the source code for its
prototype "personal user agent" to be used with phone
and internet numbering system Enum, planned for trial
this year.,2106,3362820a11275,00.html

cn: Formula One .CN Domain Name In Dispute
Though an F1-authorized Dutch company won
and in an earlier arbitration in July, the
original owner of the two domain names is reluctant to
accept the arbitrator's judgment and has appealed to
the local Chinese courts for another decision.

About Those Root Servers By Karl Auerbach
There is an interesting note on the ITU Strategy and
Policy Unit Newslog about Root Servers, Anycast,
DNSSEC, WGIG and WSIS about a presentation to ICANN's

A Return to Dot.Bomb?
The cyber squatting phenomenon in the early days of
the Internet was likened to a gold rush.  The first to
get the prime names often sold them for six figures. 
After the crash, the craze all but disappeared.  That
may change with the current sale of
by Blake Newman, who has had the domain for 10 years. 
He sold it for $133,000

.Jobs Domain Nears August 15 Deadline for Start-Up
.Jobs will conclude its start-up period on August 15.

Academics Call For Internationalizing Internet
A group of academics on Friday called on the United
States to work toward establishing an international
body responsible for running the Internet.

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


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