[DNS] domain name, WSIS & governance news - 10 October

[DNS] domain name, WSIS & governance news - 10 October

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 23:33:04 +1000 (EST)
Check out http://auda.org.au/domain-news/dn-news for
the latest domain news. By close of business Melbourne
time on 13 October, a more recent edition of the news
should be posted to the auDA web site.

The domain name news is supported by auDA.

The ?Robust Yet Fragile? Nature of the Internet
One purpose of this paper is to explore how this SF
depiction compares with the real Internet, and explain
the nature and origin of some important discrepancies.
Another purpose is to suggest that a more coherent
perspective on the Internet as a complex network, and
in particular its RYF nature, is possible in a way
that is fully consistent with Internet technology,
economics, and engineering. A complete exposition
relies on the mathematics of random graphs and
statistical physics, which underly the SF theory, as
well as on the very details of the Internet ignored in
the SF formulation. Nevertheless, we aim to show here
that the essential issues can be readily understood,
if not rigorously proven, using less technical detail,
and the lessons learned are relevant well beyond
either the Internet or SF network models.


eu: Registration for .eu domain names begins Dec. 7
The registry for the .eu Internet top-level domain
will accept reservations for second-level domain names
from Dec. 7. The domain is intended to identify
activities or information related to the European
Union and give companies based there the opportunity
to use a pan-European Internet identity to complement
their individual national sites.






LAUNCH .eu !
EURid is pleased to announce that the documents needed
for the .eu launch have been published.

au: Watchdog warns on domain name scams
SMALL-BUSINESS operators can be easy prey for
fraudsters trying to winkle out money for unsolicited
and unneeded "services", says the Australian
Competition and Consumer Commission.


us: Net blackout sparks talk of new rules
A feud between big network companies that has blacked
out swaths of the Internet for thousands of people is
prompting calls for government involvement, and may
help trigger a rewrite of telecommunications laws
affecting the Net.

us: Network feud leads to Net blackout
Two major Internet backbone companies are feuding,
potentially cutting off significant swaths of the
Internet for some of each other's customers.


.org Registrations up 31%
The domains registered under ".org" grew 31 percent
between January and September, overtaking the US
growth rate.



us: Bin Ladin Family Website Goes Up for Auction
Online Mediashrimpo LLC is announcing for auction the
domain name: www.saudi-binladin-group.com and
associated Binladin domain names, once owned by Osama
Binladin's family.

Netcraft's October 2005 Web Server Survey
In the October 2005 survey we received responses from
74,409,971 sites, an increase of 2.68 million sites
from the September survey. The large gain makes 2005
the strongest year ever for Internet growth, as the
web has added 17.5 million sites, easily surpassing
the previous annual mark of 16 million during the
height of the dot-com boom in 2000.


Sms.co.uk domain sale could be a 'record breaker'
The domain sms.co.uk is up for grabs and those behind
the sale reckon it could net more than ?100,000.

ICANN GNSO Council Teleconference Agenda
Draft Agenda for GNSO Council meeting Thursday,
October 13, 2005.


Misspelled Domain Attracts 6-Figure Bid at SnapNames
To Seal A Superb Week There
Just as our weekly deadline arrived today (Jan. 25) a
phenomenal auction ended at SnapNames.com. Three
fiercely competitive bidders drove Voyuer.com (a
misspelling of voyeur) past the 100K mark before the
winner finally nailed down the domain with a bid of
$112,100. If payment is made, that may be the highest
price ever paid for a typo domain, but there is
certainly a method behind the "madness". The domain,
with a score of 2,549 in Overture with the extension,
will come with a very high flow of traffic (the
correctly spelled Voyeur.com scores 11,094 with the


uk: BBC spent ?212,000 of public money buying up
The BBC spent nearly quarter of a million pounds of
licence-fee payers' money to buy the domain name
bbc.com from a US firm.



Surfing the Internet? .travel domain opens
A new online domain for the travel industry is open
for business.







United States Strives to Maintain Internet Dynamism
(news release)
U.S. officials are engaged in ongoing talks with other
governments, private enterprise and nongovernmental
organizations working to craft an agreement on the
future of Internet governance for presentation at WSIS
to be held in Tunis, Tunisia, November 16-18.


Breaking America's grip on the net
After troubled negotiations in Geneva, the US may be
forced to relinquish control of the internet to a
coalition of governments







Breaking America's grip on the net
After troubled negotiations in Geneva, the US may be
forced to relinquish control of the internet to a
coalition of governments


America rules OK (sub req'd or see the print version)
WHY should America control the internet? A growing
number of governments are asking this apparently
reasonable question. At a diplomatic meeting last week
in Geneva, the European Union unexpectedly dropped its
support for the current arrangement, and sided with
America's critics. America could now find itself
isolated as negotiations over future regulation of the
internet continue.


Gulliver's travails: The battle to control the
internet (sub req'd or see the print version)
SINCE the internet was created in the 1960s as a
military-research project, America has co-ordinated
the underlying infrastructure. But other countries are
increasingly concerned that a single nation enjoys
such power, and want to place the internet in the
hands of an inter-governmental organisation?something
America says might hobble the network.


Documents on Internet Governance from Prepcom-3
Links to documents from WSIS Prepcom-3 (19-30
September 2005) Sub-Committee A, which dealt with the
topic of Internet Governance, can be found on the WSIS
website. The key documents from Prepcom-3 are
available at:


Presentation: Update on ITU and WSIS Activities
Related to Spam and Cybersecurity
Update on ITU and WSIS Activities Related to Spam and
Cybersecurity (PDF) presented at OECD Spam Task Force
Meeting, Paris, France on 3 October 2005, Robert Shaw,
ITU Strategy and Policy Unit


Africa and Internet Control at World Summit
As US rejects calls to relinquish control of Internet,
Tayo Ajakaye gives a peep at what to expect in Tunis
next month.

WSIS: Road to Tunis paved with questions
With just six weeks to go before the second phase of
the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in
Tunis, a number of key issues remain unresolved,
including the highly debated questions of Internet
governance and civil society participation.


A War Over The Internet? Doubt It.
>From the way the Guardian's Kieren McCarthy described
last week's European Union sucker punch to United
States ambassadors, a tiff that began over the who
should control Internet's root servers, you'd think
that World War III was about to break out next month
in Tunisia.


African Civil Society Caucus contributions related to
the WSIS Prepcom 3
Contributions available on the World Summit on the
Information Society website.



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


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