[DNS] domain name, WSIS & governance news - 24 October

[DNS] domain name, WSIS & governance news - 24 October

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 22:11:06 +1000 (EST)
Check out http://auda.org.au/domain-news/dn-news for
the latest domain news. By close of business 27
October Melbourne time, a more recent edition of the
news will normally be posted to the auDA web site.

The domain name news is supported by auDA.


Cyberweek: ODR, eLawyering and ethics
A free weeklong cyberconference on various legal
issues, providing registrants with opportunities to
explore ODR, eLawyering, and ethics in the Internet
law age. 

au: Domain name registrations under the "close and
substantial connection" rule
The "close and substantial connection" rule was
introduced in 2002. It was intended to provide a
limited degree of flexibility for registrants to
register domain names that are not derived from their
own company or business name, but are nevertheless
connected to them in some way. Refer to section 10 of
the Guidelines for Accredited Registrars on the
Interpretation of Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs

au: Notice of auDA 2005 Annual General Meeting

ie/eu: The web goes dotty
The World Wide Web will have a different face in the
coming months with the launch of several new domains,
including the long-awaited dot-eu (.eu) address.

ACPA not violated by foreign firm's dot-us
registration (from BNA Internet Law News; sub req'd)
BNA's Electronic Commerce & Law Report reports that a
Connecticut court has ruled that the registration of a
domain name in the .us top-level domain space by a
foreign company, acting on behalf of its U.S.-based
subsidiary, does not amount to "bad faith" under the
federal Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
Article at:

RIPE NCC General Meeting October 2005: Highlights
The RIPE NCC General Meeting October 2005 was held
Thursday, 13 October 2005 adjacent to the RIPE 51
Meeting at the Krasnapolsky Hotel in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands. ... The RIPE NCC members unanimously
approved the Charging Scheme 2006.


RIPE NCC Regional Meeting Qatar 2006
The RIPE NCC Regional Meeting, Qatar 2006 will take
place from 17 - 18 January 2006 in Doha, Qatar.

First Ever Live Domain Name Auction Scheduled at
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Convention (news release)
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2005 attendees can buy web domain names
at the Moniker.com domain name auction.

Bad faith use fails to inflate tyre name claim
When greentyre.com was registered in good faith, its
subsequent bad faith use was not sufficient to justify
a transfer, according to a WIPO ruling in a dispute
between makers of tyres for bicycles and wheelbarrows.

World leaders converge in Tunisia for IT summit
The Tunis phase of WSIS will bring together political,
business and civil society leaders to take action to
bridge the "digital divide".

UK resists radical net overhaul
The firm that runs the .uk net domain name, Nominet,
says there should be no radical change to the way that
the internet is managed globally.

Nominet votes for Argentinian solution to net
In an historically unusual decision, the company
running all .uk internet domains, Nominet, has voted
for an Argentinian solution to the current crisis over
internet ownership.

(news release)
Coleman fights proposal to hand control of Internet
governance to the United Nations, citing threat to
communication freedom and enterprise from dangers of
censorship and political suppression


U.S. Senator: Keep U.N. away from the Internet
A new resolution introduced in the United States
Senate offers political backing to the Bush
administration by slamming a United Nations effort to
exert more influence over the Internet.



Who Will Control the Internet? by Kenneth Neil Cukier
Foreign governments want control of the Internet
transferred from an American NGO to an international
institution. Washington has responded with a Monroe
Doctrine for our times, setting the stage for further


Who owns the Internet?
1647 is the number of my newly acquired monster on the
road.  By law I am the owner of this car and have a
certificate issued by a government authority to prove
my ownership.  5766 is the number of my car I sold
yesterday and the ownership of this car will now be
transferred to the new owner in the next few days.
Elementary isn't it? Well, not so elementary when it
comes to the ownership of the Internet.


Fighting for custody of the Net (blog)
Custody battles are always nasty. And from the looks
of things, a recent proposal to shift control of the
Internet to the U.N. will be no better. Sen. Norm
Coleman of Minnesota has brought a resolution before
the U.S. Senate that would back the Bush
administration's stance against the international body
taking over control of the Web's infrastructure--a
move that is set to be discussed in Tunisia next

Does the internet belong to America, or to the world?
That is the essential question being asked by the UN.
They are seeking to have ICANN, the body that governs
internet addresses, absorbed into the UN's ITU. Why?
Because UN countries do not like the fact they can't
influence the internet (such as President Bush
stopping .xxx domains from being established). They
also dislike not being able to tax commerce on the


Bush administration opposes U.N. Net control
In a sign that traditionally obscure discussions about
Internet control have taken on new prominence,
President Bush broached the topic in a meeting this
week with European Commission President Jos? Barroso.


Keep U.S. control of Internet-politicians
Three lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives
called on Friday for the Internet's core
infrastructure to remain under U.S. control, echoing
similar language introduced in the Senate earlier this


Forgotten Principles of Internet Governance By Karl
Suddenly internet governance has become a hot topic.
Words and phrases fly back and forth but minds rarely
meet. We do not have discussion, we have chaos. We are
not moving forwards towards a resolution. It?s time to
step back and review some basic principles.


Analysis: EU, U.S. slug it out in cyberspace
It is not every day that world leaders have either the
time or inclination to discuss the finer points of
Internet domain name control.


Lawmakers urge U.S. to keep control of Web
U.S. lawmakers are urging the Bush administration to
resist a push from other countries to shift control of
the Internet to the United Nations, arguing that such
a move would stifle innovation and free expression.


Mozambique sets up committee for November WSIS in
Mozambique has set up a national committee to help
prepare for the country`s participation in the
November WSIS in Tunisia, Science and Technology
Minister Venancio Massingue said here Wednesday.


The ITU looks ahead to the future : High-Level Panel
on Information Society 2015
The ITU runs High-Level Panel on The Information
Society 2015: Building the Way Forward. The panel will
take place during World Summit on the Information
Society in Tunis, 15 November 2005 . 



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


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