[DNS] domain name, WSIS & governance news - 19 September

[DNS] domain name, WSIS & governance news - 19 September

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 22:07:33 +1000 (EST)
Check out http://auda.org.au/domain-news/dn-news for
the latest domain news. By close of business Melbourne
time on 22 September, a more recent edition of the
news will normally be posted to the auDA web site.

The domain name news is supported by auDA.

Preparatory Committee 3 (PrepCom-3), 19-30 September
2005, Geneva, Switzerland
The final preparatory meeting for the forthcoming
Tunis Phase of the World Summit on the Information
Society will take place at the Palais de Nations,
Geneva, from 19-30 September 2005. The meeting, which
is expected to welcome some 1?500 participants from UN
agencies, the private sector, civil society and the
media, will work to finalize the working documents of
the Summit, scheduled to take place in Tunis from
November 16-18. Key agenda items include: Internet
governance, Financing mechanisms and WSIS follow-up
and implementation.


Draft ?Food for Thought? for the informal
consultations on Internet Governance
This paper was presented by the chairman-designate of
PrepCom-3 Sub-Committee A, Ambassador Masood Khan,
Pakistan. This document has been prepared in order to
promote discussion during the informal consultations
meeting. It has no status within the PrepCom process.
The paper/approach will be refined in the light of the
informal consultations on September 6.
The paper has 2 parts; Part 1: Possible structure and
inputs for Chapter three of the Operational Part of
the Tunis Final Document(s) on Internet Governance and
Part 2: Proposals for working methods of Sub-Committee


Caribbean Internet Governance Forum in Guyana, 5-6
September, 2005
The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in
collaboration with CARICOM held a form on the issue of
Internet Governance for the Caribbean at a Forum
scheduled for 5 to 6 September, 2005 in Georgetown,
Guyana. The Forum was intended to introduce the topic,
point to the issues that the region could
realistically address and chart the course of action
that Caribbean countries should take. The anticipated
target audience included Caribbean Government policy
makers, regulators, Internet service and content
providers, carriers, other industry practitioners and

Regional internet governance task force among
Georgetown forum recommendations (news release)
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
specialists from the Caribbean concluded their recent
Internet Governance Forum in Georgetown, Guyana, with
a number of recommendations aimed at strengthening the
Region?s involvement in the governance and use of the


Caribbean Internet Governance Forum in Guyana roundup
For a roundup on blogs covering the Internet
Governance Forum in Guyana see:


UN control of internet? Try again.
As revolutionary as the Internet has been, its largest
effects may be yet to come: as an inexhaustible
library; as a superefficient vehicle of commerce; as a
way for machines and electronic devices anywhere to
talk with each other or people. A UN advisory group
has produced a report advocating some international
control of the Internet.

Childnet takes part in the push to make children
central to the World Summit on the Information Society
16 September 2005
The World Summit on the Information Society is seeking
to bridge the digital divide and build an inclusive
information society in pursuit of the development
goals of the Millenium Declaration.

APDIP e-Note 1 - Voices from Asia-Pacific: Internet
governance for sustainable human development
APDIP e-Notes are brief documents that present
analyses of specific issues related to information and
communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable
human development in the Asia-Pacific region. This
series introduces readers to the who, what, where, why
and how of a wide range of current issues related to
ICTs such as e-governance, free and open source
software, ICTs and poverty alleviation, Internet
governance and many others. In these pdf documents,
the bullet points in the blue box are clickable and
will take you to the related sections of the e-Notes.
The URLs are also clickable.

Brazil's official position on .xxx and .travel - a
mailing list posting
The official position of the Brazilian government
regarding the ".xxx" and ".travel" gTLDs' issues
(header in Portuguese, content in English, OCR of the
original) is available here.


Statement opposing political intervention in the
internet?s core technical administrative functions
from the Internet Governance Project
The partners of the Internet Governance Project, along
with the undersigned civil society groups and
individuals, wish to express their concern over the
August 11, 2005 request by the U.S. Department of
Commerce?s National Telecommunications and Information
Administration (NTIA) to delay, and possibly deny, a
gTLD delegation decision by ICANN's Board. The
intervention by the NTIA raises important issues
regarding the appropriate role of governments in the
global administration of the Internet.

Whither DNS?
The Domain Name System is often though of as an
integral part of the Internet. Without it, how can you
ever locate anything? Well, quite easily, thank you
very much. DNS is used implicitly for many services,
such as web browsing. It also includes explicit
extensions for a few applications such as e-mail. (I'm
talking here about DNS the system, not DNS the
technology that can be re-purposed to things like
ENUM.) But the most notable thing about DNS is its
receding importance.

Vint Cerf muses about Google role, broadband
In his upcoming role as Google's chief Internet
evangelist, Vint Cerf says he'll act as a "bumblebee,"
transporting ideas among the company's worldwide


au: 550,000 com.au and net.au domain names registered
(news release)
Effective from today auDA announced a reduction in the
fee AusRegistry charges registrars for .au domains by
15 percent from $35.05 to $30.05.

au: Call for nominations for election to the auDA
The election will take place at auDA's Annual General
Meeting, to be held in November 2005 in Melbourne. AGM
details will be announced in early October.

What Would a Grid Domain Name System Look Like?
Another interesting new area for grid security is the
growing discussion around developing a handle system
for the grid. This Handle System could be an
alternative implementation that you could use for
attribution servers and naming servers in general.


ICANN: Formal Call for Papers Concerning Deployment of
Internationalized Top Level Domains
ICANN has opened a discussion forum to enable
interested parties to discuss implementation issues
with introducing internationalized top level domains.
This will be the main topic at the IDN Workshop during
the ICANN Vancouver meeting, and documents concerning
this topic are being posted here for review and
discussion by all interested parties.


ie: IEDR defends domain pricing
... Costello argued that while the Irish Domain Name
Registry (IEDR) has steadily lowered its wholesale
price over the past number of years, many registration
providers ? including internet service providers and
hosting firms ? have been slow to pass on the benefit
of this reduction.


ICANN to Ban Use of "WWW" (a humorous story!)
A recent study showing millions hours of lost
productivity, has prompted the Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to ban the use
of "www" in domain names.

Web Host Go Daddy Drops Domain Prices
Domain registrar and Web host Go Daddy announced that
its customers can now register, transfer or renew
domain names for $1.99 per year when they purchase a
non-domain product.


cat/xxx: Decision Deferred on Porn Domain
Catalan speakers receive their own domain name, but
porn aficionados still have no idea when, or if,
they'll get theirs.



xxx: Decision on .xxx domain delayed again
The fate of the highly controversial .xxx Internet
domain will not be decided until "a future date," a
representative of ICANN said.




.xxx would legitimize porn
It was Churchill who observed, "There is nothing so
exhilarating as to be shot at, without result!" And
this must be the sentiment of pornographers. For years
there has been near unanimous condemnation of the
notion that they should be rewarded with even more
space on the Internet. Yet, the Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet's
governing agency, is moving ahead on this seductive


To Meow or not to Meow: .CAT TLD approved by ICANN
The Sponsored TLD .CAT got the green light to move
ahead from ICANN this week, another of the sTLD
proposals in the second round of submissions to gain
momentum toward being added to the root. When I shared
the news today with folks, the most common response
was a tongue in cheek response, 'Where is .DOG?'.


Sources include Quicklinks <http://qlinks.net/> and
BNA Internet Law News <http://www.bna.com/ilaw/>.


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