[DNS] domain name & governance news - 17 April

[DNS] domain name & governance news - 17 April

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 00:34:47 +1000 (EST)
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au: Govt opposes adult internet domain
http://theage.com.au/news/National/Govt-opposes-adult-internet-domain/2006/04/15/1144521529649.html

Internet agency considers domain name to organize
contacts
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techpolicy/2006-04-14-tel-name_x.htm

Fighting Over the Scraps from ICANN's Table by Wendy
Seltzer
http://www.circleid.com/posts/fighting_over_scraps_icann_table/

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GOVERNANCE
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Global Alliance for ICT and Development Launched (news
release)
The mission of the Global Alliance for ICT and
Development will be to facilitate and promote such
integration by providing a platform for an open,
inclusive, multi-stakeholder cross-sectoral dialogue
on the role of ICT in development. It will thus
contribute to linking the outcomes of the World Summit
on the Information Society with the broader United
Nations development agenda.
http://unicttaskforce.org/perl/documents.pl?id=1585

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au: Govt opposes adult internet domain
The federal government has written to the
international internet domain name body to protest
against moves by a United States company to establish
the adult content domain .xxx.
http://theage.com.au/news/National/Govt-opposes-adult-internet-domain/2006/04/15/1144521529649.html
http://smh.com.au/news/technology/coonan-moves-to-block-adult-internet-domain/2006/04/14/1144521508885.html
http://zdnet.com.au/news/security/soa/Feds_oppose_adult_Internet_domain/0,2000061744,39252126,00.htm

1,5 million .eu registrations in less than a week
(news release)
In less than a week from the general launch .eu has
approximately 1.5 million domain names registered.
This is in addition to all the applications made
during the Sunrise phase which still await validation
before they are activated.
http://www.eurid.eu/en/general/news/1-5-million-eu-registrations-in-less-than-a-week

EU Domain Outgrows BIZ
A report issued Thursday by Internet researcher Ipwalk
(ipwalk.com) said that the .eu domain had quickly
outgrown the established top-level domain .biz in the
time since its land rush period began last Friday.
http://www.thewhir.com/marketwatch/041306_EU_Domain_Outgrows_BIZ.cfm

Germans lead the charge to register .eu domain names
Since Friday, any of the European Union's 450 million
citizens can register a new .eu domain name. Though
the Brussels-based European Registry of Internet
Domain Names (EURid) did not expect to be trampled in
the stampede, it received 350,000 pre-registration
applications and a further 560,000 on the first day -
making .eu bigger than many small country domains,
though still behind the 4.8m permutations of .uk, or
the 10m .com domains.
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,1752266,00.html

Black helicopters circle .eu domain
Letters Black helicopters have been circling this week
over the .eu domain landrush. The TLD has just been
made available to the unwashed masses after a sunrise
period for companies and organisations to stake their
legitimate claims. Naturally, it's all gone titsup:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04/13/letters/

Character Change for Chile Domain Name Provider
NIC Chile (Chile's domain name provider), the only one
in Latin America to have it's own domain name
extension (.cl), has, in the latest months, played
it's best cards.
http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?article_class=4&no=285327&rel_no=1

Internet agency considers domain name to organize
contacts
Reaching out and touching someone used to be as simple
as dialing a string of numbers. But now there are
home, cell and work phone numbers from which to
choose, and sometimes work extensions to remember.
There are also e-mail addresses ? at home and at work
? and instant messaging handles, perhaps separate ones
for the various services, some of which now do voice
and video besides text.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techpolicy/2006-04-14-tel-name_x.htm
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CONTACT_DOMAIN_NAME
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/14/AR2006041400906.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=1845702
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12318552/
http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060415/BUSINESS/604150313/
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060417/BIZ04/604170303/
http://www.startribune.com/789/story/372896.html
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/04/14/financial/f105858D07.DTL
http://thevictoriaadvocate.com/24hour/technology/story/3260464p-12042798c.html
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/technology/orl-domain1606apr16,0,1446400.story
http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060415/NEWS/604150384/

us: Web site name fuels election talk
A Republican state representative who worked for Tim
Pawlenty's 2002 gubernatorial campaign has purchased
the online domain name mccain-pawlenty.com, with his
eyes trained not on Pawlenty's re-election bid this
year but on 2008.
http://www.sunherald.com/mld/duluthsuperior/news/local/14349945.htm
http://www.startribune.com/587/story/372220.html
http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=123119
http://wcco.com/politics/local_story_104172236.html

ICANN: GNSO Council Election for ICANN Board Seat 14 -
April - May 2006
http://gnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-16apr06.htm

cn: China starts .mobi domain name registration
Beijing  Xin  Wang  Hu  Lian Technologies  Ltd.
announced  its  launch  of  the  .mobi domain name
registration service.
http://www.interfax.com/4/147823/news.aspx

us: Squatters Snap Up All Idol Names
American Idol finalists may be coached about how to
look and sound good, but nobody's advising them to
claim their own little corner of cyberspace before
becoming famous.
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/internet/0,70648-0.html

Fighting Over the Scraps from ICANN's Table by Wendy
Seltzer
I?ve finally recovered from another ICANN meeting,
frustrated as ever. 700 or so people flew halfway
around the world to hear canned presentations,
dueling-monologue public form sessions, and
resolutions that left major issues unresolved, and to
gripe in the hallways about how little was being done.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/fighting_over_scraps_icann_table/

Out of Court Settlement Procedure Introduced for ".es"
Domain Name Conflicts (reg req'd)
The out-of-court conflict settlement procedure for
domain names bearing the country code for Spain ".es",
for which a regulation was approved on 8 November 2005
by the Director General of the public business entity
"Red.es", has recently come into operation.
http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=38982&email_access=on

Domain Names Worth Their Weight in Gold Again
"So far in 2006 domain name on.com fetched $635,000,
Macau.com was sold for $550,000, blue.com was sold for
half a million, and Jasmin.com was bought for
$310,000.
http://slashdot.org/articles/06/04/15/0132242.shtml
http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20060414/tc_usatoday/sellersofinternetaddressessurfforandgetsomebigpayoffs

eu: Many takers for EU Internet domain suffix
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans have rushed to sign
up for .eu ('dot-EU') Internet domain suffixes today,
the first day for registrations by individuals.
http://euronews.net/create_html.php?page=europa&article=352925&lng=1&PHPSESSID=8e68ed90632a51798d76f49afecd1fa0

New .EU Domain Name System Irks U.S. Firm
An American company's charge that cheating went on
during the rush for new .eu domains is flat out wrong,
the European registry responsible for handing out the
names countered Tuesday.
http://internetweek.cmp.com/news/185300494;jsessionid=YBEMVXFAC1MBKQSNDBOCKHSCJUMEKJVN
http://www.techweb.com/wire/ebiz/185300338;jsessionid=EDXUAS0NCOCYIQSNDBCCKH0CJUMEKJVN

Europe's domain registry hijacked, says GoDaddy
The registry for the new .eu domain has grown to 1.4
million web addresses since Friday morning ? but one
registrar has accused the group that runs it of inept
organisation, allowing companies to cheat the system
by setting up bogus registrars to work on their
behalf.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/UNID/524E11BAA695AFADCC25714E006481AD
http://www.itnews.com.au/newsstory.aspx?CIaNID=31608
http://www.cio.com/blog_view.html?CID=20116
http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=14349
http://www.techzonez.com/comments.php?shownews=17787
http://www.out-law.com/page-6838

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BNA Internet Law News <http://www.bna.com/ilaw/>.

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