[DNS] domain name news - 20 November

[DNS] domain name news - 20 November

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 01:57:37 -0800 (PST)
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ICANN Goes to Sydney in June 2009

Nominet faces split

us: Cyber defense, not cyberattacks, top priority

us: Feds prep gov domains for net address server swap

Phishing Alerts for Registrars and Hosting Providers

Brazil Wants Bigger Role for Emerging Nations in Internet's Management
Egypt has just hosted the 33rd meeting of the ICANN, which was organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Communications. The meeting lasted five days and brought together approximately 1,000 delegates from 48 countries in the five continents, including Brazil.

Controversy Over Internet Governance: ITU Families And ICANN Cosmetics?
The Council of the UN International Telecommunication Union is set to talk Wednesday about the Union?s contribution to follow-up of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the third Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2008 kick starts
World's largest internet congregation formed by the United Nations Secretary-General - Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in alliance with Department of Information Technology (DIT), National Internet exchange of India (NIXI) - supported by ISPAI and major corporates like Sify, BSNL, Tata Communications and STPI is set to begin its third meeting from December 3rd - 6th at the Hyderabad International Conference Centre (HICC), Hyderabad.


Draft Applicant Guidebook Now Available in Additional Languages for Comment
A draft 'Applicant Guidebook' for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) is now available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian for review and comment at http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/comments-en.htm. The draft Guidebook provides information for those interested in applying for new generic top-level domains.

ICANN: Proposed Bylaws Change Updated and Open for Comment
ICANN is today posting for public comment an update to the proposed bylaw revision from the ICANN Nominating Committee. This revision was originally posted for public comment from 23 September to 23 October 2008, and several changes to the proposed language were received. During the ICANN meeting in Cairo, Egypt, ICANN staff was asked to post the revised language and open a comment period on the modifications to the proposed revision.

2009 ICANN Nominating Committee Convenes in Cairo
The 2009 ICANN Nominating Committee (Nom Com) has been convened and met for the first time on 7-8 November, immediately following the 33rd International ICANN Public Meeting in Cairo, Egypt. Prior to the Cairo meeting, on 28 August 2008, the ICANN Board appointed Tricia Drakes as Nom Com Chair. Tricia has selected Alan Levin as Associate Chair. Due to the bylaws, Hagen Hultzsch, the previous Nom Com Chair will serve as an advisor to the current Nom Com.

ICANN Goes to Sydney in June 2009
ICANN has selected Sydney as the venue for their June 2009 meeting that they expect around 1,700 experts from around the world to discuss issues regarding the future of the Internet such as new gTLDs, internationalised domain names and the security of the DNS.

Australia to host ICANN 09
Sydney will host a conference of more than 1700 telecommunications experts next year to discuss the future of the Web, following lobbing of the Internet regulator by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the NSW Premier.

NTIA Seeks Public Comments Regarding the Deployment of DNSSEC
NTIA is consulting with interested stakeholders regarding the deployment of DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the DNS hierarchy, including the authoritative root zone level. The Notice of Inquiry (NOI) was published in the Federal Register on October 9, 2008. Comments are due on November 24, 2008.

ICANN toothless as EstDomains stays up
It seems ICANN is once again threatening to de-accredit EstDomains, a URL registrar and hosting service, according to a letter posted on ICANN's website.

Senator in Tight Race Has Closely Watched the U.N.
... Also in 2005, Coleman warned against moves to bring Internet regulation under U.N. control. At a U.N.-sponsored global summit that year, developing nations led by China, Iran and Cuba pushed for the U.S. to cede Internet control to the world body. ?Putting the U.N. in charge of one of the world?s most important technological wonders and economic engines is out of the question,? Coleman said at the time.

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