[DNS] domain name, WSIS & governance news - 4 October

[DNS] domain name, WSIS & governance news - 4 October

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 22:08:58 +1000 (EST)
Check out http://auda.org.au/domain-news/dn-news for
the latest domain news. By COB 6 October, a more
recent edition of the news should be posted to the
auDA web site.

The domain name news is supported by auDA.

Why I Am Participating in the ORSN Project By Paul
As a long time supporter of the universal namespace
operated by IANA, it may come as a surprise that I
have joined the Open Root Server Network project
(ORSN). I'll try to explain what's going on and what
it all means.

NeuStar scores global GSM addressing deal
NeuStar Inc has won a high-profile contract to provide
internet addressing services for the world's GSM
carriers, the company announced yesterday.


RIPE NCC General Meeting October 2005
The RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) will be held on
Thursday 13 October 2005 alongside the RIPE 51 Meeting
in Amsterdam and is open to members of the RIPE NCC

Love and kisses, .XXX
Have you heard? There?s naughty pictures on the web.
Sssh. It?s a secret. But don?t worry, Richard Cobbett
has a plan to stop caring! Really, it?s surprising
it?s taken this long for a dedicated .xxx domain to
slip its way onto the web ? a central holding place
for all the filth and depravity that everyone looks
down on, but always seems just that little bit too
well informed about to get away with it. It?s
surprising, because they?ve been talking about it for
as long as I?ve been on the web (these two things, I
should point out, have nothing to do with each other),
but mostly because it?s such a stupid idea.


CDT Calls for 'Hands-Off' Approach to '.XXX' Internet
CDT is urging the U.S. Government to remove itself
from the decision-making process surrounding the
creation of a .xxx Internet domain. In a letter to
Michael Gallagher, Assistant Commerce Secretary and
head of the National Telecommunications and
Information Administration (NTIA), CDT highlights
concerns about NTIA's recent letter to ICANN Chairman
Vinton Cerf, recommending that he delay the approval
of a .xxx Internet domain intended for use by
adult-content Web sites. CDT is concerned that the
move violates First Amendment protections and could
also upset the United States' delicate relationship
with the Internet's addressing system. September 30,

Canadian candidate for regional internet policy group
(news release)
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is
pleased to congratulate Matt Pounsett on his
nomination as a candidate for the Advisory Council of
the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN).

.TRAVEL sTLD will run on October 3. In demo-mode only.
Limited launch of the .TRAVEL sTLD is set for Monday,
October 3, Tralliance Corporation, .TRAVEL registry
said. The limited launch of .TRAVEL precedes the
official launch, which is planned for January 2006.


Communiqu? of the 27th CENTR General Assembly
The meeting focused on the issue of marketing models
for domain names. Speakers from a broad spectrum of
registries, such as .mx (Mexico), .ca (Canada) and .tk
(Tokelau) shared their experience in different
marketing strategies, referring to their respective
top level domains. Other speakers on this topic were
.tv (Tuvalu) and .org.


tn: NGOs Complain of Summit Host's Rights Record
One of the biggest clouds looming over WSIS is the
human rights record of Tunisia, which will host the
second phase of the Summit, scheduled for Nov. 16-18.

Tunisia Unfit to Host UN Information Summit, Says TMG
The IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group (TMG) has issued a
new report saying that Tunisia is unsuitable for
hosting the U.N.-sponsored WSIS in November 2005.

Tunisia warned as summit nears
WESTERN countries have called on Tunisia to guarantee
freedom of expression and independent media access
during the UN WSIS it will host next month.


ITU Secretary-General Utsumi praises achievements
(news release)
The third Preparatory Committee (PrepCom-3) of the
Tunis phase of WSIS closed its doors at 21:00 tonight
after a gruelling two weeks of day and night sessions
that saw agreement on large sections of the Summit
text, some major developments in the international
community?s approach to Internet governance, but
ultimately disappointing progress on a raft of
contentious issues.


Decision on closed drafting groups delayed
After intense discussions during the weekend Civil
Society was anxiously awaiting the announcement of the
PrepCom?s decision on whether or not Civil Society
groups will be locked out from drafting groups in the
ongoing sessions of the Subcommittees finalizing the
text of the Tunis summit declaration.

ITU's role shrinking?
If you believe this picture taken at the PrepCom
opening plenary last Monday has anything to say, it
seems the ITU's role in the WSIS is becoming smaller.
Thanks to Robert Guerra for shooting it. To see the
photo, go to:

US rejects changes to net control
The US has rejected calls by EU officials to give
control of the net over to a more representative UN



U.N. agency says it's ready to govern the Net
The United Nations' International Telecommunications
Union is ready to take over the governance of the
Internet from the United States, ITU head Yoshio
Utsumi said on Friday.


EU outlines future net governance
An oversight body of international governments will
decide the top-level of the internet from now on,
pulling it away from the US government and enshrining
the revolutionary medium in international law.


Does the ITU get the internet?
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is
angling for a wider role in running the internet, to
the extent that it is hosting the WSIS meeting taking
place in Geneva at the moment.

EU and U.S. clash over control of Net
The United States and Europe clashed here Thursday in
one of their sharpest public disagreements in months,
after EU negotiators proposed stripping the Americans
of their effective control of the Internet.




US asked to give up web domination
The United States was isolated as it sought to defend
its monopoly over regulation of the Internet against
the EU and other countries that are demanding a share
of the action, officials said.

U.S. Rules Out Shared Control Of Web Domain-Name
A senior U.S. official rejected calls on Thursday for
a U.N. body to take over control of the main computers
that direct traffic on the Internet, reiterating U.S.
intentions to keep its historical role as the medium's
principal overseer.


E.U. irks U.S. with shift from 'status quo'
An unexpected about-face by the EU during preparatory
talks for the second phase of the WSIS will likely
postpone any agreements on the contentious issue of
Internet governance to another round of discussions
before the planned Tunis, Tunisia, gathering in


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


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