[DNS] domain name news - 10 March

[DNS] domain name news - 10 March

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 21:59:07 +1100 (EST)
Check out http://auda.org.au/domain-news/dn-news for
the latest domain news. By close of business 14 March
Melbourne time, a more recent edition of the news
should be posted to the auDA web site.

The domain name news is supported by auDA.


eu: Volkswagen 'gets Polo web name'

Splitting the root


Online giants worry over .eu namesake


China and the break-up of the net

au: Melbourne IT sells stake in NeuLevel


eu: Volkswagen 'gets Polo web name'
Volkswagen scoops the polo.eu domain name, despite
challenges from Ralph Lauren and Nestle, it is

Splitting the root
In a nightmare vision worthy of a collapsing Tower of
Babel, Gervase Markham suggests that the internet
might soon fracture into several pieces


Online giants worry over .eu namesake
Online giants including Amazon and Skype are worried
about losing their names in the Internet's new
marketplace - .eu domains.


China and the break-up of the net
Chinese ideas about the setting up its own domain name
system could change the global nature of the internet,
argues internet law professor Michael Geist.

Finally the .com Discussion is Over... by Veni
Well, at least one part of it. As ICANN has announced,
the Board approved the VeriSign Settlement Agreement.
Now, there will be many questions, many pros and
contras, but for me the main question is that finally
this discussion is over. Here?s what I think about my
vote and the agreement itself.


ICANN Announces Public Comment Period for Terms of
Reference for New PDP
On 2 March 2006, the GNSO Council resolved to launch a
policy development process (PDP) on Policies for
contractual conditions for existing gTLDs . The Terms
of Reference for this PDP are online


ICANN: Policy for IPv6 ? Background Report, 02 January
The development of Global Internet Number Resource
Policies is the subject of an MoU between ASO/NRO and
ICANN . There are also specific ICANN Board Procedures
, adopted by the Board on 15 July 2005 at the ICANN
meeting in Luxembourg, for handling global policy
proposals in this context.


au: Melbourne IT sells stake in NeuLevel
Melbourne IT Ltd said that the sale of its 10 per cent
stake in domain name registry NeuLevel for $5.8
million ($US4.3 million) would enable the company to
consider lifting its dividend payout ratio.


VeriSign's Outlook Continues To Improve
VeriSign could recognize $2.5 million in incremental
sequential revenue in its fiscal first quarter due to
a significant increase in domain names, according to
Credit Suisse analyst Philip Winslow.





Reading and Ranting and Arithmetic - podcast by Bret
I read and rant through three ICANN documents: the
ICANN Special Meeting Voting Transcript, the ICANN
Joint Statement from Affirmative Voting Board Members,
and the ICANN Separate Statements of Board Members. If
you'd like to read along with me at home, get the
documents from the ICANN web site and join me back
here for 24 minutes of fun.


cn: Hot domain name registration refer to legislative
As China's two annual legislative and advisory
sessions proceed in full swing this week there seems
to be a race to register internet domain names
relating to the meetings


us: Comissioners allege web addresses stolen
A Forest Park village commissioner says he is
considering legal action against a community activist
for purchasing a web address containing his name.


Icann gives Verisign the nod
The board of ICANN has approved a controversial
contract under which Verisign will manage the ".com"
domain, with the board's Kiwi member dissenting. Peter
Dengate Thrush, a former New Zealand barrister who has
been involved in Icann since it was created in 1998,
joined four other board members in opposing the
contract with domain registrar Verisign.


us: What's in a domain name?
With the primary election still five months away, the
race to replace outgoing Routt County Sheriff John
Warner is getting heated.


Registering a Domain Name from the User's Point of
Web usability does not start from designing user
friendly web application; it actually starts from very
beginning: ie registering a domain name for your

uk: Nominet collaborates with ISC to enhance security
in open source nameserver software
Nominet announced collaboration with Internet Systems
Consortium to enhance security standards of the BIND
nameserver software.


China will not break away from global internet
In response to media reports that China might create
its own TLDs to create its own intranet, a
spokesperson from CNNIC clarifies that China will not
create its own root servers.


China seeks a US-free web full of new characters
Internet authorities in China have set up a new family
of Chineselanguage alternatives to .com and other
popular internet address domains. It's a move that
bypasses the US-sponsored organisation that controls
address information for the global internet, and some
analysts fear it could enhance China's ability to
censor its citizens' access to the internet.



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


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