[AfrICANN-discuss] Artilces around ICANN in San Juan, Domains Names, cTLDs

Christopher Wilkinson Christopher.wilkinson at skynet.be
Fri Jun 29 08:02:51 SAST 2007

AR - now that is serious weekend reading.

I trust that you are enjoying Puerto Rico!

;-)        CW
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All, this is a collection of articles that talk about the above subjects and more....in different languages!!! Feel free to tell me if this too much and if you feel comfortable having this much information at once...
Cheersar1. Typosquatting and the .eu Top Level Domain by Kristof NeefsPart I of the paper outlines the origins of typosquatting and it identifiesthe benefits of registering a domain similar to a well-known trademark or
name to typosquatters. It also briefly evaluates potential detrimentaleffects of typosquatting for consumers and legitimate businesses. Part IIthen adresses how the launch of the .eu top-level domain anticipated
cybersquatting by allowing the holders of a prior right to a name toregister the matching .eu domain during phased registration. I assesswhether the phased registration also permitted preventive registering of
domains likely to be subject of typosquatting. Part III goes on to describethe alternative dispute resolution mechanism in EC Regulation 874/2004. Inconclusion, I argue that typosquatting is sufficiently remedied by the EU
regulations on the .eu domain, and I suggest a diligent and pro-activedomain registering approach to holders of valuable trademark portfolios.
http://www.droit-technologie.org/actuality/details.asp?id=1049**********************ICANN IN SAN JUAN**********************DAY THREE2. ICANN goes native, as new TLDs proliferateTuesday brought more on the expansion of the TLD landscape - namely a
discussion of what are referred to somewhat jokingly as geoTLDs. These arereally two distinct kinds of TLDs - one for information about cities orpurely geographic regions, and another for linguistic and cultural
preservation.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/27/icann_tld_regional/3. ICANN Puerto Rico - of Tortuous Tutorials by Adam Strong
Adam Strong wasn't at the ICANN meetings but after reading the transcript ofthe "tutorial" on domain tasting, he was pretty disappointed by what's goingon. It's pretty clear at least one presenter got things off track.
Representing the Business Constituency (BC), Maryiln Cade focused on whatshe called "the harmful aspect, the dark side, . . . a scheme that isinvolving the abusive registration and exploitation of the rights of
DAY TWO4. ICANN Mulls Registrar Changes (IDG)ICANN is seeking ideas and opinions on ways to modify the agreement terms itenters into with Internet registrars to protect individuals andorganizations that do business with them.
7A25. RegisterFly: the name not to be spokenThe afternoon brought meatier fare - something a correspondent can sink histeeth into, so to speak. The RegisterFly debacle has forced ICANN into about of soul-searching, and the potential reform of the Registrar
Accreditation Agreement provoked wide-ranging debate about ICANN's purposeand the rights of registrants to their domains. It also raised the specterof how to respond to the failure of an actual registry, rather than a
registrar. Susan Crawford, ICANN board member and moderator of thediscussion, broached the question of whether an entire TLD could be allowedto fail, or rather should be maintained somehow in perpetuity.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/26/icann_raa_san_juan/6. After Registerfly meltdown, ICANN mulls registrar contract changesICANN is revamping its registrar agreement in order to better protect its
customers from registrar disasters that could indefinitely hold up theirdomains. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070626-after-registerfly-meltdown-ica
nn-mulls-registrar-contract-changes.html7. New Domains in Works at ICANN Meet (AP)ICANN has scheduled workshops this week to discuss procedures for additionaldomain suffixes in English; it would be the third major round and the first
beyond a pilot since the domain name system was created in the 1980s. Forstraightforward strings in which no objection is raised, approval would comewithin three months.
http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=533228. Domains in Cyrillic symbols may appear in one yearICANN announced in a Tuesday opened its 29th International Public Meeting inSan Juan, Puerto Rico on June 25, 2007. New Internet addresses, including
those entirely in foreign languages, are under review by the corporation,RBC reported.http://english.newslab.ru/news/225540
DAY ONE9. ICANN to Tackle new Top Level Domains (IDG)ICANN opened a week-long meeting on Monday where it will address criticalissues like new gTLDs, IDNs and the organization's efforts to become more
accountable and transparent. The meeting, the second of three of its kindICANN has planned for this year, will also include discussions about a majorexpansion of available Internet Protocol addresses, as well as about the
process for accrediting registrars. Taking advantage of the meeting's venuein San Juan, Puerto Rico, the agenda also includes the first GeneralAssembly of the Latin American and Caribbean Regional At Large Organization,
formed in March.http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,133397-pg,1/article.html
d=902572410. Internet agency to discuss domain name expansion (AP)New Internet addresses, including those entirely in foreign languages, areunder review by a key oversight agency, although meetings this week in
Puerto Rico are likely to conclude with more questions.http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/06/26/1182623849118.html
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techpolicy/2007-06-25-new-domains_N.htm11. ICANN goes to the Caribbean
The ICANN Puerto Rico meeting kicked off this morning with the usualplatitudes and words of gratitude for the host nation and sponsors, but itdid give us an overview of what to expect from ICANN in the next few months.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/25/icann_san_juan_2007/12. ICANN promises to tighten up domain name administration
ICANN has promised to tighten up its procedures and processes to betterprotect registrants and domain names.http://itwire.com.au/content/view/13168/53/
pansion**********************DOMAIN NAMES**********************13. Did you know there are 150 ways to spell iPhone?And that's just based on the number of Websites now set up with names like
iphoen.com and i0hone.com (I know, I shouldn't publicize 'em) as a way tomake money from the hype surrounding the launch of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone.
The practice is called typosquatting, and its become a huge, albeit legallyrisky, cash cow due to the popularity of pay-per-click advertising. Sloppytypists land on a page, click on an ad (possibly even for the Apple store or
for Cingular, the exclusive carrier of the iPhone), and cha-ching, thedomain holder makes a cut.http://blogs.business2.com/sloan/2007/06/did-you-know-th.html
14. More Than Just Squatting (on Domain Names)One of the less reputable sectors of the Internet economy that has beengrowing rapidly is domain name parking. Entrepreneurs register names thatare either misspellings of common domains, like 
amazo.com or generic titleslike www.chicagodoctors.com. They fill these sites with ads from Google orYahoo, getting paid for every click. This game has morphed into what is know
as Google arbitrage, filling the page also with just enough content that itwill actually be found by search engines, and in turn attract users whosimply see ads and click again to get somewhere useful.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/06/27/more-than-just-squatting-on-domain-names/15. InternetNZ's Farrar steps down from CouncilOutgoing InternetNZ vice president David Farrar says he plans to leave the
organisation's Council, after almost nine years onboard. Farrar joined theINZ Council in 1998, and has served the last four years as vice-president.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/46824D9DFE5510E8CC2573020015A2DC16. mx: All the new IP addresses will be allocated on IPv6According to forecasts of some investigators, in the next three years the
central pool of Internet Protocol addresses of the present version 4, IPv4will be depleted, so from January 1st, of 2011, NIC Mexico will not be ableto allocate anymore IPv4 addresses and will only assign IP addresses in
version 6 of the Internet Protocol (IPv6).http://www.nic.mx/es/Noticias_2?NEWS=220
http://www.nic.mx/es/Noticias_2?NEWS=217 (Spanish)17. IEDR opens up market for personalised .ie domainsThe IE Domain Registry (IEDR) has confirmed that it is hoping to introducepersonalised .ie domain names this summer. This will allow people to
register domains like www.johnmurphy.ie or www.marysmith.ie.
http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/news.nv?storyid=single861518. za: Call for New Domain Name Authority DirectorsNominations for directors to serve on the board of the ".za" Domain NameAuthority has been opened by the Communications Minister Dr Ivy
Matsepe-Casaburri, Tuesday.http://allafrica.com/stories/200706260692.html
http://www.citizen.co.za/index/article.aspx?pDesc=42103,1,22http://mybroadband.co.za/news/General/414.html19. za: Have a little faith, .za administrator told
The Inkatha Freedom Party on Friday called on the administrator of the .zaInternet domain name, Mike Lawrie, to "show some faith" in the South Africangovernment and its ability to administer the address in the best interests
of all South Africans.http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?South%20Africa&set_id=1&click_id=13&art_i
d=qw1024047002303B25320. Direct Navigation: Maximizing Traffic to Drive ROI (cost - US$750)Direct navigation is the largest untapped market for paid search advertisersand agencies. With Google having increasingly become a gateway to the
Internet and a navigation tool, Internet users have become accustomed totyping domain names into the address bar, creating a new source of trafficfor marketers.
http://jupiterresearch.com/bin/item.pl/research:concept/1091/id=9943121. ANRT opens consultation on .ma domain name administrator (sub req'd)
http://telecom.paper.nl/news/article.aspx?id=17343922. Bush on cyber war: 'a subject I can learn a lot about'When the presidents of the USA and Estonia met on Monday, cyber warfare wasstill very much on the Estonian agenda. Estonia has recently cooled its jets
somewhat on the issue of the serious DDoS attacks it suffered in recentmonths. Initially, the Estonian Government suggested that the RussianGovernment had mounted a purposeful digital assault, leading to a wave of
wide-eyed "cyber-war!" headlines in the Western media.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/26/bush_soothes_estonians_on_cyber_war/
23. How MySpace is hurting your networkIncreasingly popular social-networking sites such as MySpace, YouTube andFacebook are accounting for such huge volumes of DNS queries and bandwidthconsumption that carriers, universities and corporations are scrambling to
keep pace.http://computerworld.com.sg/ShowPage.aspx?pagetype=2&articleid=5546&pubid=3&
tab=Home&issueid=11424. What Is Cybersquatting and What Can Be Done About It? ACPA or UDRP?Have you ever had a third party register a domain name that is eitherexactly the same or very similar to your trademark? If so, it may be a
Cybersquatting issue. Cybersquatting is registering, trafficking in, orusing a domain name with a bad-faith intent to profit from the goodwill of atrademark belonging to someone else. To address this issue, Congress enacted
what is known as the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ("ACPA").The ACPA amended the Lanham Act by providing trademark owners with a civilremedy against cybersquatting.
http://domaininformer.com/guides/Legal/articles/070625whatiscybersquatting.html25. Domain name industry booming with multimillion-dollar sales, but is itsustainable?If hefty domain name prices are any indication, the dot-com resurgence may
be headed for another bust. Just take a look at last week's live auctionsale by domain name broker Moniker. On Friday at the Traffic conference inNew York, Moniker beat its record for the largest sale of a single domain
name at live auction. That sale went to Creditcheck.com, which took in acool $3 million. When the day was done, Pompano Beach, Florida-based Monikerhad raked in $10.9 million for brokering 115 names.
http://redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=2271226. Domain Names Market Remains Hot...A Bubble Waiting To Burst?In April, Pablo Palatnik wrote a blog post, "Domain Names Have Become True
Commodities". Pablo writes "[i]t's now June and the market for Domain namesis still rising in prices. It's much like the housing market two years ago,not quite as hot and profitable yet, but there are a lot of people making
serious money from domain names."http://searchenginejournal.com/domain-names-market-remains-hota-bubble-waiti
ng-to-burst/5179/27. Communicate.com Stock Nearly Doubles in JuneIndividual domain name prices aren't the only signs that the domain namemarket is white hot. Shares of domain name company 
Communicate.com (CMNN.ob)have soared from $1.14 at open on June 1 to close at $2.10 last Friday, June22. (Shares fell 8 cents on Monday).
http://domainnamewire.com/2007/06/26/communicatecom-stock-nearly-doubles-in-june/28. Moniker.com Brokers Two Multi-Million Dollar Domain Name Sales atT.R.A.F.F.I.C. NYC
More than 300 individuals packed the ballroom at the Hyatt Grand Central inNYC to bid on some of the world's most premium domain names at theculmination of T.R.A.F.F.I.C NYC. The auction was hosted by 
Moniker.com.During intense live bidding, CreditCheck.com and its associated Web siteFreeCreditCheck.com sold for U.S. $3 million combined while Seniors.com soldfor $1.8 million.
http://domaininformer.com/news/press/070625Moniker.html29. Rick Latona Lights Up the Top 20 With Three Charted Domains Including
Iran.com at US$400,000 Rick Latona of DigiPawn.com went on a spending spree this week and more thanhalf a million dollars later he was the proud new owner of 
Iran.com($400,000), TrackAndField.com ($57,000), Territory.com ($30,000) andGutter.com ($12,500).
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2007/domainsales06-19-07.htm30. Apple iPhone Promoting .com TLD?One of the key features of the soon-to-launch iPhone is its advanced webbrowser capabilities. "The iPhone is the first smart phone we've tested with
a real, computer-grade Web browser, a version of Apple's Safari," say theWall Street Journal. To make the user's browsing experience even moreefficient, the phone even comes with a TLD button labeled ".com". Rather
interesting given that today there are over two hundred TLDs in existenceincluding .mobi.http://www.circleid.com/posts/apple_iphone_buttons_com_domain/
31. What's in a domain name? Commentary: Web start-ups scraping bottom ofbrand barrelInternet start-ups seem to be having as much trouble acquiring names as theydo venture financing. Nowadays, these start-ups are built on the cheap,
employing shoestring budgets by leasing inexpensive computer servers andusing low-cost software. The last thing they want to spend big money on is aname. A Web identity is imperative, but these firms don't have tens of
thousands of dollars to hire a naming specialist, to say nothing of the costof acquiring a cybersquatted domain.
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/story.aspx?guid=%7BF9C03C2F%2D15F1%2D4F9F%2DA791%2D8BB8851EFEB0%7D32. ICANN opens consultation on operating principles (sub req'd)
http://telecom.paper.nl/news/article.aspx?id=17323533. Kammergericht: Keine Staatsnamen für private Internet-DomainsNamen von Staaten dürfen nach einem Urteil des Berliner Kammergerichts nichtfür private Internet-Domains missbraucht werden. Für Staatsnamen, ob in der
Landessprache oder in einer Übersetzung, bestehe immer ein ausschließlichesNutzungsrecht des jeweiligen Staates, urteilte das Gericht in einem amheutigen Mittwoch bekannt gewordenen Beschluss.
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/9182134. Internet-Verwaltung: Warten auf Godot ... und neue DomainsDie Einführung neuer Top Level Domains steht wieder einmal ganz oben auf derAgenda der Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Die
private Netzverwaltung versammelt sich diese Woche zu ihrem turnusmäßigenTreffen in San Juan, Puerto Rico.http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/91795
35. Die Welt der ICANNDie ICANN hat rechtzeitig zum Start ihres Kongresses in San Juan einfacheinteraktive Karten ins Netz gestellt, auf denen unter anderem eingezeichnetist, woher die Mitglieder der Organisation kommen, wo die verschiedenen
Root-Zone-Server des Whois-Systems stehen und ich welchem Land es wie vieleRegistrare für Domains gibt.http://futurezone.orf.at/tipps/stories/202792/
36. ICANN startet Marathon-Session zu TransparenzDie ICANN hat sich diese Woche in Klausur begeben. Sie will hauptsächlichneue TLDs und ihre Rolle besprechen, aber die öffentlichkeitswirksamstenErgebnisse werden wohl aus der Sessions-Serie kommen, die sich mit
Nabelschau beschäftigt: Der ICANN wurde in der Vergangenheit öftersIntransparenz vorgeworfen. Das soll jetzt zunächst offen diskutiert und nachMöglichkeit abgestellt werden, meldete AP.
http://www.silicon.de/enid/storage_network/2800337. .ASIA : le calendrier définitif dévoiléLe registre du .ASIA a présenté hier lors de la réunion de l'ICANN à SanJuan, le calendrier définitif d'ouverture de son extension.
http://domainesinfo.fr/extension/1245/asie-asia-le-calendrier-definitif-devoile.php38. L'Icann veut garantir la qualité de services aux internautes
Lors de sa 29e conférence internationale, l'Icann, le régulateur d'Internet,a décidé de sonder l'opinion sur les procédures de certifications attribuéesaux registrars (organismes locaux chargés de gérer et de commercialiser les
noms de domaines - DNS).http://www.lemondeinformatique.fr/actualites/lire-l-icann-veut-garantir-la-q
ualite-de-services-aux-internautes-23269.html39. De nouveaux noms de domaine Internet pourraient voir le jourDe nouvelles adresses Internet, y compris des adresses écrites exclusivementdans une langue autre que l'anglais, pourraient bientôt voir le jour.
40. 400 millions pour un nom !Business.com serait-il le nom de tous les records ? Acheté au prix de USD7,5 millions en 1999, le nom serait bientôt proposé aux enchères.Estimations du montant de la vente : de USD 300 à 400 millions.
http://domainesinfo.fr/actualite/1241/400-millions-pour-un-nom.php41. Réunion ICANN: WHOIS et nouvelles extensions
La deuxième réunion ICANN 2007 est en cours aux Caraïbes. Premiers sujetsabordés : le fonctionnement du WHOIS et le lancement de nouvelles extensionsgénériques.
http://domainesinfo.fr/actualite/1242/etude-nom-de-domaine-et-referencement.php42. Le .DK agit contre le typosquattingLe registre de l'extension Danoise activera sa nouvelle charte le 1erjuillet prochain. Il prévoit de supprimer toute tentative de typosquatting
en .DK.http://domainesinfo.fr/extension/1244/danemark-le-dk-agit-contre-le-typosquatting.php
43. Le domaine Internet poursuit son ascensionDe nouvelles adresses Internet, y compris des adresses écrites exclusivementdans une langue autre que l'anglais, pourraient bientôt voir le jour.L'ICANN, l'agence qui a juridiction sur la question, discutera de cette
possibilité cette semaine à Puerto Rico, en plus de différentes propositionsvisant à accroître le nombre de noms de domaine disponibles.
http://montreal.24heures.ca/Actualite/2007/06/26/4290373-sun.html44. Proponen crear el dominio de Internet '.lat' para latinosUnos 800 expertos en dominios de Internet de 90 países participan en un
congreso de la ICANN en el que exploran la posibilidad de crear el dominio".lat" para latinos.http://terra.com/noticias/articulo/html/act882252.htm
45. De visita en la Isla padre de internetLa creación de nuevos dominios, la integración de los alfabetosinternacionales a las direcciones de las páginas cibernéticas, y una colosalexpansión en la cantidad de páginas que podrán ser creadas son las próximas
innovaciones y retos que encara la internet.http://endi.com/noticia/negocios/noticias/de_visita_en_la_isla_padre_de_inte
rnet/23714546. Stories in Russian mentioning ICANNhttp://top.rbc.ru/society/26/06/2007/107490.shtml


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