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

BAUDOUIN SCHOMBE b.schombe at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 15:20:28 SAST 2007

Dear Rachel,

OHH thank you so too much for this important information. Our local
translator will share it among all working group online.

Best regards

SCHOMBE Baudouin

2007/6/29, Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com:
> 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...
> Cheers
> ar
> 1. Typosquatting and the .eu Top Level Domain by Kristof Neefs
> Part I of the paper outlines the origins of typosquatting and it identifies
> the benefits of registering a domain similar to a well-known trademark or
> name to typosquatters. It also briefly evaluates potential detrimental
> effects of typosquatting for consumers and legitimate businesses. Part II
> then adresses how the launch of the .eu top-level domain anticipated
> cybersquatting by allowing the holders of a prior right to a name to
> register the matching .eu domain during phased registration. I assess
> whether the phased registration also permitted preventive registering of
> domains likely to be subject of typosquatting. Part III goes on to describe
> the alternative dispute resolution mechanism in EC Regulation 874/2004. In
> conclusion, I argue that typosquatting is sufficiently remedied by the EU
> regulations on the .eu domain, and I suggest a diligent and pro-active
> domain registering approach to holders of valuable trademark portfolios.
> http://www.droit-technologie.org/actuality/details.asp?id=1049
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> 2. ICANN goes native, as new TLDs proliferate
> Tuesday brought more on the expansion of the TLD landscape - namely a
> discussion of what are referred to somewhat jokingly as geoTLDs. These are
> really two distinct kinds of TLDs - one for information about cities or
> purely 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 of
> the "tutorial" on domain tasting, he was pretty disappointed by what's going
> on. It's pretty clear at least one presenter got things off track.
> Representing the Business Constituency (BC), Maryiln Cade focused on what
> she called "the harmful aspect, the dark side, . . . a scheme that is
> involving the abusive registration and exploitation of the rights of
> others."
> http://domainnamenews.com/legal-issues/icann-puerto-rico-of-torturous-tutori
> als/
> 4. ICANN Mulls Registrar Changes (IDG)
> ICANN is seeking ideas and opinions on ways to modify the agreement terms it
> enters into with Internet registrars to protect individuals and
> organizations that do business with them.
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,133399-pg,1/article.html
> http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/06/26/ICANN-mulls-registrar-changes_1.ht
> ml
> http://www.infoworld.nl/idgns/bericht.phtml?id=002570DE00740E180025730500745
> 7A2
> 5. RegisterFly: the name not to be spoken
> The afternoon brought meatier fare - something a correspondent can sink his
> teeth into, so to speak. The RegisterFly debacle has forced ICANN into a
> bout of soul-searching, and the potential reform of the Registrar
> Accreditation Agreement provoked wide-ranging debate about ICANN's purpose
> and the rights of registrants to their domains. It also raised the specter
> of how to respond to the failure of an actual registry, rather than a
> registrar. Susan Crawford, ICANN board member and moderator of the
> discussion, broached the question of whether an entire TLD could be allowed
> to 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 changes
> ICANN is revamping its registrar agreement in order to better protect its
> customers from registrar disasters that could indefinitely hold up their
> domains.
> http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070626-after-registerfly-meltdown-ica
> nn-mulls-registrar-contract-changes.html
> 7. New Domains in Works at ICANN Meet (AP)
> ICANN has scheduled workshops this week to discuss procedures for additional
> domain 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. For
> straightforward strings in which no objection is raised, approval would come
> within three months.
> http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=53322
> 8. Domains in Cyrillic symbols may appear in one year
> ICANN announced in a Tuesday opened its 29th International Public Meeting in
> San 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
> 9. ICANN to Tackle new Top Level Domains (IDG)
> ICANN opened a week-long meeting on Monday where it will address critical
> issues like new gTLDs, IDNs and the organization's efforts to become more
> accountable and transparent. The meeting, the second of three of its kind
> ICANN has planned for this year, will also include discussions about a major
> expansion of available Internet Protocol addresses, as well as about the
> process for accrediting registrars. Taking advantage of the meeting's venue
> in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the agenda also includes the first General
> Assembly of the Latin American and Caribbean Regional At Large Organization,
> formed in March.
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,133397-pg,1/article.html
> http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/06/25/ICANN-tackle-transparency_1.html
> http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleI
> d=9025724
> 10. Internet agency to discuss domain name expansion (AP)
> New Internet addresses, including those entirely in foreign languages, are
> under 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://australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,21969437-15318,00.html
> http://businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8Q017RO0.htm
> http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1637086,00.html
> http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techpolicy/2007-06-25-new-domains_N.htm
> 11. ICANN goes to the Caribbean
> The ICANN Puerto Rico meeting kicked off this morning with the usual
> platitudes and words of gratitude for the host nation and sponsors, but it
> did 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 better
> protect registrants and domain names.
> http://itwire.com.au/content/view/13168/53/
> http://www.e-consultancy.com/news-blog/363661/international-domains-on-icann
> -agenda.html
> http://techworld.com/networking/news/index.cfm?newsid=9279
> http://telecomseurope.net/article.php?type=article&id_article=4202
> http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2007/06/26/icann-to-address-domain-name-ex
> pansion
> **********************
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> 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 to
> make money from the hype surrounding the launch of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone.
> The practice is called typosquatting, and its become a huge, albeit legally
> risky, cash cow due to the popularity of pay-per-click advertising. Sloppy
> typists 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, the
> domain 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 been
> growing rapidly is domain name parking. Entrepreneurs register names that
> are either misspellings of common domains, like amazo.com or generic titles
> like www.chicagodoctors.com. They fill these sites with ads from Google or
> Yahoo, 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 it
> will actually be found by search engines, and in turn attract users who
> simply 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 Council
> Outgoing InternetNZ vice president David Farrar says he plans to leave the
> organisation's Council, after almost nine years onboard. Farrar joined the
> INZ Council in 1998, and has served the last four years as vice-president.
> http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/46824D9DFE5510E8CC2573020015A2DC
> 16. mx: All the new IP addresses will be allocated on IPv6
> According to forecasts of some investigators, in the next three years the
> central pool of Internet Protocol addresses of the present version 4, IPv4
> will be depleted, so from January 1st, of 2011, NIC Mexico will not be able
> to 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 domains
> The IE Domain Registry (IEDR) has confirmed that it is hoping to introduce
> personalised .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=single8615
> 18. za: Call for New Domain Name Authority Directors
> Nominations for directors to serve on the board of the ".za" Domain Name
> Authority 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=42103,1,22
> http://mybroadband.co.za/news/General/414.html
> 19. za: Have a little faith, .za administrator told
> The Inkatha Freedom Party on Friday called on the administrator of the .za
> Internet domain name, Mike Lawrie, to "show some faith" in the South African
> government 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=qw1024047002303B253
> 20. Direct Navigation: Maximizing Traffic to Drive ROI (cost - US$750)
> Direct navigation is the largest untapped market for paid search advertisers
> and agencies. With Google having increasingly become a gateway to the
> Internet and a navigation tool, Internet users have become accustomed to
> typing domain names into the address bar, creating a new source of traffic
> for marketers.
> http://jupiterresearch.com/bin/item.pl/research:concept/1091/id=99431
> 21. ANRT opens consultation on .ma domain name administrator (sub req'd)
> http://telecom.paper.nl/news/article.aspx?id=173439
> 22. 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 was
> still very much on the Estonian agenda. Estonia has recently cooled its jets
> somewhat on the issue of the serious DDoS attacks it suffered in recent
> months. Initially, the Estonian Government suggested that the Russian
> Government 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 network
> Increasingly popular social-networking sites such as MySpace, YouTube and
> Facebook are accounting for such huge volumes of DNS queries and bandwidth
> consumption 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=114
> 24. 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 either
> exactly the same or very similar to your trademark? If so, it may be a
> Cybersquatting issue. Cybersquatting is registering, trafficking in, or
> using a domain name with a bad-faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a
> trademark 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 civil
> remedy against cybersquatting.
> http://domaininformer.com/guides/Legal/articles/070625whatiscybersquatting.h
> tml
> 25. Domain name industry booming with multimillion-dollar sales, but is it
> sustainable?
> 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 auction
> sale by domain name broker Moniker. On Friday at the Traffic conference in
> New York, Moniker beat its record for the largest sale of a single domain
> name at live auction. That sale went to Creditcheck.com <http://creditcheck.com/>, which took in a
> cool $3 million. When the day was done, Pompano Beach, Florida-based Moniker
> had raked in $10.9 million for brokering 115 names.
> http://redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=22712
> 26. 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 names
> is 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 <http://communicate.com/> Stock Nearly Doubles in June
> Individual domain name prices aren't the only signs that the domain name
> market is white hot. Shares of domain name company Communicate.com <http://communicate.com/> (CMNN.ob)
> have soared from $1.14 at open on June 1 to close at $2.10 last Friday, June
> 22. (Shares fell 8 cents on Monday).
> http://domainnamewire.com/2007/06/26/communicatecom-stock-nearly-doubles-in-
> june/
> 28. Moniker.com <http://moniker.com/> Brokers Two Multi-Million Dollar Domain Name Sales at
> T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NYC
> More than 300 individuals packed the ballroom at the Hyatt Grand Central in
> NYC to bid on some of the world's most premium domain names at the
> culmination of T.R.A.F.F.I.C NYC. The auction was hosted by
> Moniker.com <http://moniker.com/>.
> During intense live bidding, CreditCheck.com and its associated Web site
> FreeCreditCheck.com sold for U.S. $3 million combined while Seniors.com <http://seniors.com/> sold
> for $1.8 million.
> http://domaininformer.com/news/press/070625Moniker.html
> 29. Rick Latona Lights Up the Top 20 With Three Charted Domains Including
> Iran.com <http://iran.com/> at US$400,000
> Rick Latona of DigiPawn.com went on a spending spree this week and more than
> half a million dollars later he was the proud new owner of
> Iran.com <http://iran.com/>
> ($400,000), TrackAndField.com ($57,000), Territory.com <http://territory.com/> ($30,000) and
> Gutter.com <http://gutter.com/> ($12,500).
> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2007/domainsales06-19-07.htm
> 30. Apple iPhone Promoting .com TLD?
> One of the key features of the soon-to-launch iPhone is its advanced web
> browser 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 the
> Wall Street Journal. To make the user's browsing experience even more
> efficient, the phone even comes with a TLD button labeled ".com". Rather
> interesting given that today there are over two hundred TLDs in existence
> including .mobi.
> http://www.circleid.com/posts/apple_iphone_buttons_com_domain/
> 31. What's in a domain name? Commentary: Web start-ups scraping bottom of
> brand barrel
> Internet start-ups seem to be having as much trouble acquiring names as they
> do venture financing. Nowadays, these start-ups are built on the cheap,
> employing shoestring budgets by leasing inexpensive computer servers and
> using low-cost software. The last thing they want to spend big money on is a
> name. 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 cost
> of acquiring a cybersquatted domain.
> http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/story.aspx?guid=%7BF9C03C2F%2D15F1%2D4
> F9F%2DA791%2D8BB8851EFEB0%7D
> 32. ICANN opens consultation on operating principles (sub req'd)
> http://telecom.paper.nl/news/article.aspx?id=173235
> 33. Kammergericht: Keine Staatsnamen für private Internet-Domains
> Namen von Staaten dürfen nach einem Urteil des Berliner Kammergerichts nicht
> für private Internet-Domains missbraucht werden. Für Staatsnamen, ob in der
> Landessprache oder in einer Übersetzung, bestehe immer ein ausschließliches
> Nutzungsrecht des jeweiligen Staates, urteilte das Gericht in einem am
> heutigen Mittwoch bekannt gewordenen Beschluss.
> http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/91821
> 34. Internet-Verwaltung: Warten auf Godot ... und neue Domains
> Die Einführung neuer Top Level Domains steht wieder einmal ganz oben auf der
> Agenda der Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Die
> private Netzverwaltung versammelt sich diese Woche zu ihrem turnusmäßigen
> Treffen in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
> http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/91795
> 35. Die Welt der ICANN
> Die ICANN hat rechtzeitig zum Start ihres Kongresses in San Juan einfache
> interaktive Karten ins Netz gestellt, auf denen unter anderem eingezeichnet
> ist, woher die Mitglieder der Organisation kommen, wo die verschiedenen
> Root-Zone-Server des Whois-Systems stehen und ich welchem Land es wie viele
> Registrare für Domains gibt.
> http://futurezone.orf.at/tipps/stories/202792/
> 36. ICANN startet Marathon-Session zu Transparenz
> Die ICANN hat sich diese Woche in Klausur begeben. Sie will hauptsächlich
> neue TLDs und ihre Rolle besprechen, aber die öffentlichkeitswirksamsten
> Ergebnisse werden wohl aus der Sessions-Serie kommen, die sich mit
> Nabelschau beschäftigt: Der ICANN wurde in der Vergangenheit öfters
> Intransparenz vorgeworfen. Das soll jetzt zunächst offen diskutiert und nach
> Möglichkeit abgestellt werden, meldete AP.
> http://www.silicon.de/enid/storage_network/28003
> 37. .ASIA : le calendrier définitif dévoilé
> Le registre du .ASIA a présenté hier lors de la réunion de l'ICANN à San
> Juan, le calendrier définitif d'ouverture de son extension.
> http://domainesinfo.fr/extension/1245/asie-asia-le-calendrier-definitif-devo
> ile.php
> 38. 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 attribuées
> aux 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.html
> 39. De nouveaux noms de domaine Internet pourraient voir le jour
> De nouvelles adresses Internet, y compris des adresses écrites exclusivement
> dans une langue autre que l'anglais, pourraient bientôt voir le jour.
> http://techno.branchez-vous.com/actualite/2007/06/de_nouveaux_noms_de_domain
> e_in.html
> 40. 400 millions pour un nom !
> Business.com <http://business.com/> serait-il le nom de tous les records ? Acheté au prix de USD
> 7,5 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.php
> 41. Réunion ICANN: WHOIS et nouvelles extensions
> La deuxième réunion ICANN 2007 est en cours aux Caraïbes. Premiers sujets
> abordés : le fonctionnement du WHOIS et le lancement de nouvelles extensions
> génériques.
> http://domainesinfo.fr/actualite/1242/etude-nom-de-domaine-et-referencement.
> php
> 42. Le .DK agit contre le typosquatting
> Le registre de l'extension Danoise activera sa nouvelle charte le 1er
> juillet prochain. Il prévoit de supprimer toute tentative de typosquatting
> en .DK.
> http://domainesinfo.fr/extension/1244/danemark-le-dk-agit-contre-le-typosqua
> tting.php
> 43. Le domaine Internet poursuit son ascension
> De nouvelles adresses Internet, y compris des adresses écrites exclusivement
> dans 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 propositions
> visant à accroître le nombre de noms de domaine disponibles.
> http://montreal.24heures.ca/Actualite/2007/06/26/4290373-sun.html
> 44. Proponen crear el dominio de Internet '.lat' para latinos
> Unos 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
> http://www.laraza.com/news.php?nid=44760
> http://www.emol.com/noticias/todas/detalle/detallenoticias.asp?idnoticia=260
> 670
> http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/433510.html
> 45. De visita en la Isla padre de internet
> La creación de nuevos dominios, la integración de los alfabetos
> internacionales a las direcciones de las páginas cibernéticas, y una colosal
> expansión 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/237145
> 46. Stories in Russian mentioning ICANN
> http://top.rbc.ru/society/26/06/2007/107490.shtml
> http://www.utro.ru/news/2007/06/26/658509.shtml
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