[AfrICANN-discuss] News from around the world

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 21:13:13 SAST 2007

Sorry All, forgot your week end reading :-). Here it is:

4. Formative years of Net in steady hands
The Los Angeles Times has a tribute to Vint as chair of ICANN,
complimenting him on his speech at the gala event at Sony Studios
saying it "was vintage Vint". Noting Vint was "clad in the three-piece
suit that has seemingly been grafted to him since his high school days
in Van Nuys", the Times said his "tenure at ICANN has been full of
that kind of consensus-inducing graciousness, even though his
technical accomplishments are such that he could be a complete jerk
and still reign from the pantheon of Internet heroes." There is praise
from Karl Auerbach - "Vint was a wonderful chairman, and he's a
wonderful guy" - while also noting that "Time and again, Cerf has
defused angry critics by listening intently, asking questions and
listening some more. As a result, ICANN's future seems surer than ever
-- secure enough that Cerf, who initially wanted to stay chairman for
a single year, can finally retire from the Marina del Rey-based
nonprofit organization and go back !
 to his two or three other jobs."

12. Change Of Leadership At ICANN As Cerf Makes Way For IP Expert by
Monika Ermert for Intellectual Property Watch
Monika Ermert examines the last ICANN board meeting chaired by Vint
Cerf and his role in recent months/years. She claims there "has been
criticism against the frequent unanimous board votes in many board
meetings, a symbol of Cerf's compromise-oriented style that he also
exercised during his last board session where every motion on an
implementation report for new gTLDs, a working group for fast track
IDN ccTLD introduction and more were taken unanimously." However
Monika believes this era could be over under the new chair as Peter
"did not shy away from voting against the much-debated new
.com-registry contract with VeriSign. He also joined a minority of
board members defending the application of .xxx against a board vote
allegedly motivated by government and some industry pressure." There
is a comment from Dirk Krischenowski saying he is happy with Peter's
appointment who says "he will focus on ICANN core tasks and will
promote new domain name spaces."

33. The Sleeper Issue in Los Angeles by Milton Mueller
Milton has two articles in today's highlights from the Internet
Governance blog. The first looks at the Department of Commerce's
public review of ICANN. Milton writes, "This initiative must be
perceived in combination with renewed signs of 'enhanced cooperation'
– the WSIS-inspired code words for European demands that the U.S.
accommodate their concerns about unilateral U.S. control of the
Internet's root. Together it faintly signals some kind of movement on
the thorniest issue in global internet governance. Movement in exactly
which direction remains unclear, but pressure from BRIC countries in
the UN Internet Governance Forum certainly plays role in it." Milton
goes on to say the review is more interesting because of "the apparent
revival of 'enhanced cooperation' – the WSIS-inspired code words for
European demands that the U.S. accommodate their concerns about
unilateral U.S. control of the Internet." Milton concludes, "One can,
therefore, sense moveme!
 nt [on enhanced cooperation], but movement in exactly which direction
remains unclear. The ability of the UN Internet Governance Forum to
create an independent environment for political and normative pressure
certainly plays role in it.

34. Hallowe'en story: the Whois Monster Mask Slips Off by Milton Mueller
In Milton's second article today he writes, "ICANN's GNSO Council
stumbled and bumbled its way to a nonresolution of the Whois privacy
controversy today (Wednesday, All Hallows Eve). On the surface,
nothing changed. Despite ICANN's inertia, however, the 'status quo'
Whois is gradually being eroded by a combination of market forces,
which allow registrants to buy a modicum of privacy protection from
registrars, and the ongoing threat of legal assaults on Whois from
outside the United States. A growing number of ccTLDs and gTLDs can be
expected to force ICANN to adjust its Whois requirements to the data
protection laws of other countries, the most current example being the
TELNIC case. This means that the status quo equilibrium left in place
by ICANN's inability to act is tilting slowly in favor of privacy. At
the same time, law enforcement and takedown measures are taking new
directions, pioneered by the Anti-Phishing Working Group, that also
work outside the ICANN proces!
 s." Milton goes on to ask "what, exactly, did the Council pass?" He
answers his question with "Despite ICANN's inertia the 'status quo'
Whois is gradually being eroded by a combination of market forces" ...
and the ongoing threat of legal assaults on Whois from outside the
United States." Milton believes following pressure from ccTLDs and
gTLDs ICANN will be forced to adjust its "Whois requirements to the
data protection laws of other countries, the most current example
being the TELNIC case." Milton concludes in part, " The ICANN Board
will therefore begin to bless exemptions from Whois based on national
law, a trend that is inevitable, cumulative and as right as rain."

1. IGF this month will be wide-ranging, says UN official [news release]
A meeting on Internet governance in Rio de Janeiro later this month
will bring together participants from around the world to discuss
issues ranging from open standards to child protection and child
pornography, a senior United Nations official said today. Speaking to
the press in Geneva ahead of the second Internet Governance Forum
meeting, to be held from 12-15 November, Markus Kummer, Executive
Coordinator of the Forum Secretariat, said more than 1,500
participants had registered 10 days before the event was set to begin.

2. Security, Child Pornography Issues To Dominate IGF
Issues ranging from open standards for child protection and child
pornography will dominate discussions at the IGF in Rio de Janeiro on
Nov. 12-15.

3. Internet pioneers mark 30 years of inter-networking in Mountain View
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View and the Web History
Center are hosting a panel discussion - no, call it a trip down
computer-memory lane - on Wednesday to mark the 30th anniversary of
the first inter-network data transmission. (Hint: Find the word in the
previous sentence that gave us the term "Internet.") Speakers include
Internet pioneers Vint Cerf, Robert Kahn, Don Nielson, Virginia
Strazisar Travers, Jim Garrett, Irwin Jacobs and Paal Spilling, and
here's their story:


4. Formative years of Net in steady hands
As a guy who helped teach computers to talk to each other, earning him
acclaim as one of the fathers of the Internet, Vint Cerf could have
been forgiven a little preening as he handed over the keys to another
generation. But Cerf's farewell speech last week as chairman of ICANN
-- the closest thing the Internet has to a governing body -- was
vintage Vint.

5. Kiwi appointed chairman of cyberspace [NZPA]
Wellington-based Internet law expert Peter Dengate Thrush has been
appointed chairman of the board of Icann, the US-based organisation
that globally co-ordinates Internet address identifiers.

6. NZ lawyer takes top job at internet govering body
A Wellington intellectual property lawyer has become the first New
Zealander to head the internet's international governing body, ICANN.

7. New Zealander to Head Domain Group ICANN
Peter Dengate Thrush, a New Zealand attorney specializing in
intellectual property and computer law, has been named chairman of
ICANN, the U.S.-based organization that coordinates Internet domain
names, reports The New Zealand Herald.

8. Kiwi new king of online world
Congratulations to Peter Dengate Thrush - the Wellington lawyer who is
the new chairman of ICANN. He has big shoes to fill following
high-profile internet guru Vint Cerf into the role.

9. Kiwi put in charge of the internet
New Zealand lawyer Peter Dengate Thrush was elected chairman of ICANN.

10. InternetNZ congratulates new ICANN Chair [news release]
InternetNZ congratulates longstanding InternetNZ member Peter Dengate
Thrush on his election as Chair of the board of ICANN, the US-based
organisation that globally coordinates the Internet's unique

11. New Zealander to chair ICANN [news release]
The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mr David
Cunliffe today congratulated Wellington lawyer Peter Dengate-Thrush on
his election as Chairman of ICANN, the international corporation that
controls domain names on the Internet.

12. Change Of Leadership At ICANN As Cerf Makes Way For IP Expert by
Monika Ermert for Intellectual Property Watch
Intellectual property and computer law barrister Peter Dengate-Thrush
has been elected as new Chairman of the Board of ICANN. The former
chairman of InternetNZ, the country-code top-level domain (ccTLD)
registry for New Zealand (.nz), and cofounder of the Association of
Asian Pacific ccTLDs, succeeds the legendary Vinton Cerf.

13. ICANN chair to fast-track Internationalised Domain Names
Non-English-speaking nations could begin using their own scripts for
top level domain names as early as mid-2008 says the new chairman of
ICANN, New Zealand lawyer Peter Dengate Thrush.

14. gTLD scrap ahead?
A comment made by Peter Dengate Thrush on his appointment as ICANN's
new chairman may herald controversy over additional gTLDs.

15. ICANN appoints successor to Vint Cerf [IDG]
ICANN sought to allay fears that come with leadership change as it
announced a new chairman for the group, replacing the charismatic Vint
Cerf. ICANN elected Peter Dengate Thrush, a board member who has been
involved in ICANN since its inception, as its new chairman.

16. ICANN taps New Zealand lawyer to replace Cerf
ICANN has elected New Zealand lawyer Peter Dengate Thrush as its new
chairman, replacing one of the Internet's "founding fathers," Vint

17. New Zealander to head Internet oversight board [AP]
A New Zealand lawyer has been selected as the new chairman of the
international Internet oversight agency ICANN, replacing American
Vinton Cerf who has lead the agency since its creation in 1998, the
organisation said on Friday. Peter Dengate Thrush "has been elected
unanimously as the new Chairman of the Board of ICANN," ICANN said in
a statement.

18. New Zealander to head Internet oversight board [AFP]
A New Zealand lawyer has been selected as the new chairman of the
international Internet oversight agency ICANN, replacing American
Vinton Cerf who has lead the agency since its creation in 1998, the
organization said on Friday.

19. ICANN annoints Vint Cerf's successor [various]
The traditional ICANN board meeting that closes out the week-plus
worth of meetings, public forums, and whatnot that constitute ICANN's
thrice-yearly geek-fest brought in a new chairman today to replace
departing internet legend Vint Cerf.

20. ICANN Names a New Chairman
ICANN has chosen a successor to Vinton G. Cerf, the Internet pioneer
whose term as chairman of the organization recently ended. Peter
Dengate Thrush, a lawyer from New Zealand, will take over the job.

21. Dengate Thrush Emerges New ICANN Chairman
New Zealander and lawyer, Mr. Peter Dengate Thrush, has emerged
unanimously, the new chairman, of board of ICANN.

22. Peter Dengate Thrush is new ICANN chairman
Peter Dengate Thrush has been voted in as ICANN's new chairman during
a closed meeting of the board, with Roberto Gaetano staying on as

23. Icann elects Thrush as board chairman [sub req'd]

24. Shills protest Paris Convention on IP
"This is an open meeting, of course, but I just want everyone to know
it's all off the record." Steven Metalitz, Intellectual Property
Constituency (IPC). Thanks, Steve. Since everything's off the record,
what better way to give the public an idea of what really goes on in
the emerald city of the internet than to offer an up close and
personal view of ICANN at work? We thought we'd start with the IPC
meeting itself and spiral downward from there.

25. Commerce's NTIA Seeks Public Comments Regarding Joint Project
Agreement with ICANN [news release}
Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(NTIA) today announced that it will consult with interested
stakeholders regarding the mid-term review of the Joint Project
Agreement (JPA) between the Department and ICANN. NTIA will soon
release a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) requesting comments to be due
February 15, 2008.

26. Domain owner info to remain public, for now
A panel on Internet names voted last week to defer long-simmering
questions on whether names, phone numbers and other private
information of domain name owners should remain public in open,
searchable databases called Whois.

27. Group on non-English domains formed [AP]
A key Internet oversight agency formed a working group Friday to speed
up the process of assigning addresses entirely in other languages. The
decision by ICANN represents another step toward the approval of IDNs
as early as next year. The working group will focus on domains for
specific countries, such as the Chinese-character equivalent of
China's ".cn" suffix.

28. ICANN forms group to develop process for non-English domains
ICANN has formed a group to develop a fast-track policy/process for
introducing IDNs.

29. WHOIS stays as is for now
A committee of ICANN has decided to leave the WHOIS database as it is,
at least for now. The committee, which has been discussing changes to
the WHOIS database for seven years, voted 17-7 yesterday to continue
studying the issue. The committee, called the Generic Names Supporting
Organization, also voted 17-7 against a proposal that would have
allowed "natural persons," people who register domain names for
purposes other than conducting business over the Internet, to list the
contact information of designated third parties in the WHOIS database,
rather than their own.

30. ICANN decides that WHOIS remains as is
The ICANN committee has decided to leave the WHOIS database as it is.

31. Whois reform: ICANN says let's run more tests
Quick, people: what takes seven years? Biblical plagues? Itches? If
you guessed an ICANN policy development process - that's a PDP to you,
luddite - you are correct. ICANN today officially cut off the oxygen
to its Whois reform PDP after seven years in favor of... well, no
one's quite sure, yet. Something must have happened - after all, we're
not hanging out at LAX for the charming scenery and the cool jumbos.

32. Icann 'will continue Whois search discussions'
Icann have voted not to grant anonymity to those who hold internet domain names.

33. The Sleeper Issue in Los Angeles by Milton Mueller
Amidst all the drama surrounding ICANN's Los Angeles meeting (Vint
Cerf's exit from the ICANN Board, protests over the free expression
implications of its new gTLD policy, the Whois-privacy debate and
steps toward new multilingual domain names) an important signal about
the future of ICANN was almost lost in the shuffle. The U.S. Commerce
Department announced a full-scale, public review of the global
Internet governance regime's status. Interested parties have until 15
February 2008 to submit their comments. This initiative must be
perceived in combination with renewed signs of "enhanced cooperation"
– the WSIS-inspired code words for European demands that the U.S.
accommodate their concerns about unilateral U.S. control of the
Internet's root. Together it faintly signals some kind of movement on
the thorniest issue in global internet governance. Movement in exactly
which direction remains unclear, but pressure from BRIC countries in
the UN Internet Governance !
 Forum certainly plays role in it.

34. Hallowe'en story: the Whois Monster Mask Slips Off by Milton Mueller
ICANN's GNSO Council stumbled and bumbled its way to a nonresolution
of the Whois privacy controversy today (Wednesday, All Hallows Eve).
On the surface, nothing changed. Despite ICANN's inertia, however, the
"status quo" Whois is gradually being eroded by a combination of
market forces, which allow registrants to buy a modicum of privacy
protection from registrars, and the ongoing threat of legal assaults
on Whois from outside the United States. A growing number of ccTLDs
and gTLDs can be expected to force ICANN to adjust its Whois
requirements to the data protection laws of other countries, the most
current example being the TELNIC case. This means that the status quo
equilibrium left in place by ICANN's inability to act is tilting
slowly in favor of privacy. At the same time, law enforcement and
takedown measures are taking new directions, pioneered by the
Anti-Phishing Working Group, that also work outside the ICANN process.

35. ICANN LA according to board member Susan Crawford
Susan Crawford has a series of postings on her blog on the ICANN meeting in LA.

36. Emotional tribute to Vint Cerf
Eight years of Vint Cerf's leadership of ICANN were celebrated
yesterday during a special Gala event with guest appearances by two
former Clinton administration officials, Ira Magaziner and Al Gore.

37. Giant head of I-CANN, Vint Cerf angered by travelers
It was reported today in Los Angeles that four travelers and a dog
arrived at the steps of I-CANN and asked to speak with the father of
the internet, Vint Cerf. Cerf did not want to see the travelers for he
had more important things to do and kept putting them off. The
travelers then became upset and broke through security demanding to
see him.

38. ICANN - New TLD Policy - The Anti-Innovation Act of 2007
I'm sitting in ICANN's new TLD policy session - the restraint of trade
is enough to gag a Rockefeller. ICANN continues to espouse an internet
that exists only in its own image. An internet in which innovation and
enterprise are forced to conform to ICANN standards of goodness.

39. Caution! Explicit content!
ICANN Ombudsman's 2007 Annual Report is out. He decided to include a
letter from a complainant which on the face of it is disturbing, page

 - (cc)TLD NEWS
40. .cn domain in demand by multinationals and domestic companies - CNNIC
A growing number of multinational as well as domestic companies are
now registering .cn domain names, which will be a future trend due to
the need of business localization and legal protection in China, a
source with China's national domain name registration and management
body, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), told
Interfax yesterday.

41. cn: Google To Topple Baidu With Short Domain Name?

42. Study Shows German Internet Users Prefer Memorable Domain Names
for Cities and Regions by Dirk Krischenowski
The majority of private Internet users in Germany favour the increased
usage of local domain endings as in .city or .region in the future
because the more memorable names will help them to better find the
information that they are looking for. That is the core result of a
representative survey that was commissioned by eco Verband der
deutschen Internetwirtschaft and conducted by the market research
company eResult at the beginning of October. eco is the registered
association of German Internet enterprises.

43. hk: Suspected fraudulent website: www.bochkvip.com [news release]
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the
public in Hong Kong to a suspected fraudulent website with the domain
name www.bochkvip.com.

44. IE Domain Registry Introduce Dot-ie Personal Domain Names
The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland.s
dot-ie domain names, has today launched personal dot-ie domain names.
For the first time, individuals can now register their own personal
dot-ie domain name such as www.johnsmith.ie.

45. Bringing IP to Ireland
Stamp duty exemption: Irish tax law provides an exemption from stamp
duty on the sale, transfer or other disposition of IP such as any
patent, trademark, copyright, registered design, design right,
invention, domain name, supplementary protection certificate or plant
breeder's rights. Also included in the exemption is goodwill to the
extent that it is directly attributable to such IP.

46. it: Internet Law - domain registration in Italy
Domain names ending with the .it ccTLD for Italy are registered and
managed by ccTLD .it registry (nic.it), an assigned official registry
of Italy. The activities of the ccTLD .it registry are administered by
regulations that contain rules for the registration and management of
ccTLD .it domain names and include separate regulations for the
resolution of disputes regarding .it ccTLD. These regulations were
developed by the Rules Committee, a technical advisory body of the
ccTLD .it registry. This article answers the following questions: What
is a Letter of Assumption of Responsibility (LAR); What does
"challenged status" mean; What does "no-provider" status mean; and
When does the registry annul the assignment of a ccTLD .it domain

47. YourCity.MD launches Web site nationwide
A health care Web site targeted at physicians and consumers went live
in about 300 U.S. cities Thursday. YourCity.MD LLC said the sites,
localized to each city, will reach 98 percent of the health care
market in the United States. Users can type in the name of their city,
along with the .md domain name, to easily connect to their local
health care networks, the Cincinnati-based company said in a news

48. my: 2nd Level Domain Priority Entry Period is now open for applications!
MYNIC is pleased to announce that the Priority Entry period for
MYNIC's shorter addressing (shorter suffix) option via second level
domain name (2LD), will start from 9am 1 November 2007 to 5pm 31
December 2007.

49. nl: Holland launching numerical domain names
SIDN, the Dutch registry, plans to introduce numerical .NL domains
next January. A Sunrise for holders of trademarks and tradenames
starts December 1, 2007.

50. nu: Niue Government Criticized In Internet Domain Probe
A commission of inquiry in Niue says the Government was mistaken in
believing the country's domain—dot NU—was capable of producing a huge
revenue. In its report, which while two years old is still to be
released, the Inquiry has also cleared the companies that control the
dot-nu internet domain name of any misconduct.

51. nz: InternetNZ and ICANN in Exchange of Letters [news release]
InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) is pleased to
announce that it has formalised its relationship with ICANN through
the signing of an exchange of letters.

52. tk: Littlest nation joins top 10 internet domains
The smallest nation in the world is now one of the world's 10 largest
domain registries, with more active domain names than France or Italy,
thanks to an innovative marketing programme that saw the owners pay
registrants to sign up. .TK is the internet domain of the Tokelau
Islands in the South Pacific. Despite having just over 1000 residents,
.TK has amassed 1.7 million active domain names in a couple of months.

53. tk: Sudden Growth Causes Internet Domain Registry to Temporarily Close
Dot TK, with its 1.7 million active domain names, is now one of the 10
largest domain registries in the world. The Internet domain of the
small group of Tokelau Islands in the South Pacific, has grown bigger
than country code extensions like, such as .it (Italy) and .fr
(France). Due to the enormous growth in the last couple of weeks Dot
TK has decided, together with the government of Tokelau, to
temporarily stop the registry for paid domains. This period is called
the 'Sunrise Period' and runs from October 26th until December 3rd
9:59 am GMT.

54. UK businesses "live to regret" domain names
While naming a business is often a long and thoughtful process,
choosing a website address is often regarded as a much smaller
decision. According to a new survey, 41% of UK businesses spend less
than an hour choosing their website address, and over half don't think
to seek a second opinion on this critical decision.

55. Dot VN, Inc. Appoints Mike Weller Chief Information Officer, EVP
Dot VN, Inc., a Delaware corporation, an Internet and
Telecommunications Company and the official global domain name
registrar (www.VN <http://www.vn/>) for the Country of Vietnam,
announced the Company has engaged Mike Weller, as the Company's Chief
Information Officer (CIO), EVP.

56. "Oh-h say can you see..." dotUS web site addresses skyrocket at Go
Daddy! [news release]
The Go Daddy Group is seeing tremendous growth in .US registrations,
the Country Code domain name for the United States. Go Daddy accounted
for more than 53% of all .US registrations in August and racked up
similar statistics in September and October. In fact, Go Daddy has
been the dominant .US registrar for every month of the last two years.

57. Report: Al Qaeda Schedules Cyber Jihad for Nov. 11
The IT security blogosphere is burning up today, following an
unconfirmed report that Osama Bin Laden and his followers are planning
a massive cyber attack on Western targets in less than two weeks.

58. uk: Signing the root and DNSSEC - Nominet position paper
Nominet has published a position paper that examines the issues
currently preventing widespread adoption of DNSSEC with a special
focus on the issues involved in signing the root zone. Nominet also
suggests a solution to signing the root that they believe balances the
requirements of all those affected.

59. Velcro defies generic claim in domain name battle
Velcro has won control of the domain name velcro.biz from the chief
executive of a rival firm who argued that because the Velcro trade
mark had become a generic name for hook and loop fasteners, he was
entitled to the domain.

60. Techie uses cybersquatting to tempt Google [TechWorld]
Cybersquatting is not something that sounds like a fast track to a
better job, but that is precisely what a German techie decided to do
in order to get noticed by search giant Google Inc. It has been
reported on various blog sites that 27-year-old Cologne-based
Sebastian Klein decided to register a variety of Google-related
domains, where he posted an open letter to the company in several
languages making it clear that he would relinquish the domains only if
offered a job.

61. in: United Breweries Win Copyright Case
United Breweries (Holdings) Limited has announced that it has secured
an ex-parte order of temporary injunction in a suit that was filed by
it seeking relief against the website www.indianracing.in for running
a website with a domain name that is deceptively similar to the
www.indiarace.com website , owned by United Breweries (Holdings)

62. Apple goes after sites using the iPhone trademark in their name
Remember way back in May (I know, I've slept since then too) when our
sister site had to change its name from MYiPhone to MYiTablet? This
was prompted by a brief meeting our own Vincent had with Steve Jobs
where he was told to change the name because Apple has "a team of
lawyers to go after that kind of stuff." We tried to warn the other
sites using the iPhone name to get out while the getting was good.
Those of you that didn't heed our warning are likely sweating bullets

63. Wal-Mart's phishing site?
Recently a site has popped up and it's been making the rounds
supposedly revealing "secret" holiday specials for Wal-Mart. What
struck me immediately though is the domain name -
holiday.ri-walmart.com. Anybody who's examined a phish or two would
immediately notice ri-walmart.com is not walmart.com.

64. HuLu Not In UGC; LuLu Loses Prelim
Lulu assists in self-publishing content, including user-generated
content (UGC) in video form. Hulu is the much-discussed joint venture
between NBC and Fox that will distribute video content online. The
venture had filed a trademark application covering a broad array of
services, that could include the distribution of video UGC.
Additionally, Hulu has sometimes been described as a potential
competitor of YouTube, and that may give rise to the perception that
Hulu would distribute UGC.

 - IPv4/IPv6
65. RIPE Community Resolution on IPv4 Depletion and Deployment of IPv6
During the RIPE 55 meeting in Amsterdam, the RIPE community agreed to
issue the following statement on IPv4 depletion and the deployment of
IPv6. "Growth and innovation on the Internet depends on the continued
availability of IP address space. The remaining pool of unallocated
IPv4 address space is likely to be fully allocated within two to four
years. IPv6 provides the necessary address space for future growth. We
therefore need to facilitate the wider deployment of IPv6 addresses.

66. DENIC eG presents ENUM applications at the Vo.IP Germany 	
ENUM is an innovative service based on the Internet's Domain Name
System, which links the communication worlds of telephony and
Internet. DENIC eG presents possible applications of this technology
at the Vo.IP Germany in Frankfurt am Main on 30 and 31 October 2007
(location: Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Frankfurt Stock
Exchange). ENUM and the services linked to it open up the entire world
of communication to the user. With ENUM, one single telephone number
grants access to PSTN and mobile service, but also to fax devices and
even e-mail addresses or websites. In addition to that ENUM is used
for the coupling of Voice-over-IP networks.

67. Verizon DNS Redirection 'Service' Spreads
Verizon has been implementing a DNS redirection service for select DSL
and FiOS customers. The service redirects users who mistype URLs to an
Verizon-run search page (complete with referral links) instead of
giving a traditional error message. While Verizon insists the service
was created to help users, it's really just a revenue generator. In
essence, butterfingers create a revenue stream.

68. VeriSign Reports Third Quarter Results
Non-GAAP Operating Margin for Continuing Operations Increases Over 190
Basis Points to 23.4%
VeriSign, Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter ended
September 30, 2007. VeriSign reported total revenue of $377 million
for the third quarter of 2007 with revenue from continuing operations
of $374 million.

69. VeriSign 3Q Profit Rises 25 Percent [AP]
VeriSign Inc., which manages domain name registries for Web sites,
said Thursday its third-quarter profit rose 25 percent on strength in
two of its business units.

70. Netcraft October 2007 Web Server Survey
In the October 2007 survey we received responses from 142,805,398
sites, an increase of 7.6 million sites since last month. This
continues the strong gains seen last month, a rate of over 5% monthly
growth, with MySpace, Microsoft Live.com, and Google's Blogger each
gained over 1 million sites this month. Benefitting from the gains at
MySpace and Microsoft Live, Microsoft-IIS now hosts over 50 million

71. Has GoDaddy Done a 180 on Invalid Whois?
It appears that GoDaddy no longer cancels domains for invalid whois.

72. Domain Portfolio Development Best Practices: Learn from CNET,
DuPont, Novartis and Time Warner
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more complex over the years. Between the intricacies of international
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establish a strong online presence and drive more traffic to their
Websites, Network Solutions, a leader in search engine optimization
and online marketing services, and Constant Contact(R), Inc., a
leading provider of email marketing and online surveys for small
organizations, will hold a two-part online seminar explaining the
benefits of SEO and email marketing on November 6 and 8, 2007.

74. Preliminary GeoDomains Auction List Released
Initial geographical domain auction list released by Moniker.

75. Domain Name Marketplace NameMedia Files For $172 Million IPO
Domain name media firm NameMedia has filed to go public through a
$172.5 million IPO on Nasdaq. The Waltham, MA-based company offers two
main services, monetizing unused domains and facilitating domain name
sales, each of which accounts for roughly half of the business.

76. CreditCards.com Takes Swipe at $185M IPO
CreditCards.com hopes to raise as much as $185 million through an IPO.
The company will deploy the capital it raises through the offering in
part to repay debt as well as for working capital and general
corporate purposes. The company told the SEC that it is profitable,
earning $2.3 million in the first nine months of 2007 on $44.6 million
in revenue, a reflection of the low-overhead e-commerce model.

77. NameMedia (NAME) Files US$172.5M IPO
NameMedia Inc. filed a registration statement with the SEC for an
initial public offering of its common stock. The proposed maximum
aggregate offering price is $172.5 million. The company plans to list
on the NASDAQ under the symbol "NAME".

78. NameMedia, Inc. Files Registration Statement for Initial Public
Offering [news release]
NameMedia, Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration
statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission
relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.
The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the
offering have not yet been determined. Upon effectiveness of the
registration statement, the common stock is expected to trade on the
NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "NAME."

79. OTV.com Tunes in $110,000 in This Week's Top Reported Sale
The AfternicDLS targets small and medium sized businesses, selling the
majority of their domains in the four-figure range, but despite that
tight focus every now and then they reel in a whale. Such was the case
this week as they landed the #1 spot on our new Top 20 chart with the
$110,000 sale of OTV.com.

80. Secondary market trading platform for domain names
Although domain name sharing is not new, it might gain more attention
with the soon to be launched Fusu. Fusu allows the industrialization
of name sharing. This Domain Stock Exchange is expected to start on
November 1.

81. Neuseeländischer Anwalt wird neuer ICANN-Chef
Peter Dengate-Thrush ist neuer Vorsitzender des ehrenamtlichen
ICANN-Vorstands. Der neuseeländische Anwalt löst damit den nach drei
Amtszeiten ausscheidenden TCP/IP-Entwickler Vint Cerf ab. Zu
Dengate-Thrushs Stellvertreter wählten die 14 Vorstandskollegen den
Italiener Roberto Gaetano, der in den vergangenen Wochen ebenfalls als
möglicher Cerf-Nachfolger im Gespräch war. Mit Dengate-Thrush setzte
sich der Kandidat durch, der den neuen .com-Vertrag mit VeriSign
abgelehnt und gegen die Ablehnung der .xxx-Domain gestimmt hatte.

82. ICANN elige al sucesor de Vinton Cerf
ICANN, máxima autoridad en la asignación de dominios Internet, ha
elegido por unanimidad al neozelandés Peter Dengate Thrush como su
nuevo presidente. Dengate Thrush sustituirá en el cargo al carismático
Vinton Cerf, reconocido como uno de los padres de Internet.

83. Neue Top Level Domains nicht vor 2009
Erst Anfang oder Mitte 2009 wird die ICANN Bewerbungen für neue TLDs
entgegennehmen, begutachten und – wenn keine Einsprüche erhoben werden
– auch zulassen. Das geht aus Äußerungen von Kurt Pritz, Senior Vice
Präsident Services bei der privaten Netzverwaltung, während des
ICANN-Treffens in Los Angeles hervor. Für die bereits länger auf den
Start wartenden Interessenten bedeutet dies eine weitere Verzögerung.

84. ICANN geht Domainvoranfragen-Spionage nach
Voranfragen registrierwilliger Domainkunden werden nicht von
Mitarbeitern der am Registrierbetrieb beteiligten Unternehmen
belauscht. Das teilte der Sicherheits- und Stabilitätsausschuss
(Security and Stability Advisory Committee, SSAC) der ICANN bei seinem
Treffen in Los Angeles mit. Vor der Tagung waren in Medienberichten
Vorwürfe gegen ICANN-Mitarbeiter und gegen VeriSign erhoben worden.

85. Datenschutz für Angaben zu Domain-Inhabern im Whois erneut vertagt
Eine Verbesserung des Datenschutzes für Privatpersonen beim Eintrag zu
den Domaininhabern in der Whois-Datenbank fand beim Treffen der
Intgernet-Verwaltung ICANN in Los Angeles keine Mehrheit. Das für die
allgemeinen Adresszonen wie .com, .biz oder .org) zuständige Generic
Name Supporting Organisation Council (GNSO) vertagte einmal mehr
Einschränkungen beim Datenzugriff, wie sie in europäischen
Länderdomains bereits üblich sind.

86. Turbulente Zeiten vor Übergang zu IPv6 befürchtet
Mehr Aufmerksamkeit für die Einführung des neuen Internet-Protokolls
IPv6 forderten verschiedene Experten beim Treffen der ICANN in Los

87. IPv6 – wann platzt die Zeitbombe?
Dem Internet gehen die Adressen aus, und keinen kümmerts: mit diesem
Schreckensszenario warnt die Internet-Verwaltung ICANN vor einer
Zeitbombe, die mit der nur schleppenden Verbreitung des Internet
Protokolls IPv6 verbunden ist. Helfen soll da ein IPv6-Factsheet, das
die wesentlichen Fakten im kompakter Form zusammenfasst.

88. Pläne für zweites ICANN-Hauptquartier außerhalb der USA
Der Präsident und CEO der ICANN, Paul Twomey, präsentierte beim
Treffen der privaten Netzverwaltung in Los Angeles Pläne für ein
zweites Hauptquartier außerhalb der Vereinigten Staaten. Das von
Twomey selbst zusammengerufene "Strategiekomitee des Präsidenten"
arbeite an entsprechenden Plänen, sagte Twomey zum Abschluss des
öffentlichen ICANN Forums.

89. g.cn - Google sichert sich Kurz-Domain
Google hat sich in China eine neue Domain gesichert, die kürzer kaum
sein könnte: g.cn. Die Ein-Buchstaben-Domain leitet auf das
chinesische Angebot von Google weiter, das unter google.cn zu finden

90. Google sichert sich die vermutlich kürzeste Domain der Welt
Um den Konkurrenten Baidu in dessen Heimatmarkt anzugreifen, hat sich
der Suchmaschinenbetreiber Google nun für seinen chinesischen
Web-Auftritt die Domain g.cn geholt.

91. Internet-Erfinder predigt das Weltraum-Web
Vint Cerf hat das Internetprotokoll TCP/IP mitentwickelt und sieben
Jahre lang die Netzverwaltung Icann geleitet. Seine Amtszeit endet
jetzt, aber Cerf hat weiter gut zu tun: Er ist Googles
"Internet-Evangelist", schreibt Gedichte - und webt für die Nasa ein
Internet im All.

92. Die IT-Woche im Überblick
ICANN-Chef Vint Cerf geht ab, die Vorratsdatenspeicherung sorgt
weiterhin für Aufregung, Rupert Murdoch will beim Web-TV-Boom
mitmischen, und Google umgarnt Social-Networking-Sites. Das war die
IT-Woche vom 28. Oktober bis 3. November.

93. Peter Dengate Thrush neuer ICANN-Chef
Wie ORF.at am Freitagabend aus ICANN-Kreisen erfahren hat, wurde der
neuseeländische Patentanwalt Peter Dengate Thrush [52] in Los Angeles
vom ICANN-Board einstimmig zum Nachfolger von Vint Cerf als
Vorstandsvorsitzenden der ICANN gewählt. Die ICANN hat gegen 21:25 Uhr
MEZ die Information bestätigt.

94. DENIC eG stellt Anwendungsmöglichkeiten für ENUM auf der Vo.IP Germany vor 	
ENUM ist ein innovativer, auf dem Domain Name System des Internets
basierender Dienst, der die Kommunikationswelten von Telefonie und
Internet miteinander verknüpft. Anwendungsmöglichkeiten dieser
Technologie präsentiert die DENIC eG am 30. und 31. Oktober 2007 auf
der Vo.IP Germany in Frankfurt am Main (IHK/Alte Börse). Durch ENUM
und die damit verknüpften Dienste wird den Nutzern anhand der üblichen
Rufnummern die gesamte Welt der Kommunikation eröffnet. Über eine
Nummer sind dann Festnetz- und Mobilanschlüsse, aber auch Faxgeräte
und sogar E-Mail-Adressen oder Webseiten erreichbar. Daneben findet
ENUM auch Anwendung bei der Kopplung von Voice-over-IP-Netzen.

95. Domain-Bewertung – neues 2-Techniken-Modell
"Wie bewertet man eine Domain" ist eine der Kernfragen des
Domain-Handels, die sich sicher nie zu 100 Prozent korrekt beantworten
lässt. Und welches Modell nutzt man zur Bewertung: Hält man sich an
allgemeine Bewertungssysteme, über die man selbst die Domain bewerten
kann, oder nutzt man wissenschaftliche Methoden? Welches ist der
bessere Weg?

96. Netzwerktechnik: ICANN hat einen neuen Chef
Erstmals in der Geschichte von ICANN sitzt kein US-Amerikaner mehr in
der privaten Netzwerkverwaltung. Der neuseeländische Anwalt Peter
Dengate-Thrush löst seinen Vorgänger Vint Cerf ab.

97. TLD-Update – Neues von .us, .aero und .gy
Nach zähem Ringen zwischen der bisherigen Verwaltung und einem
aufmüpfigen Herausforderer ist die Zukunft der Länderendung .us
geklärt. Neues gibt es daneben von .aero, .gy und .eu.

98. Suedtirol.com - Endlosstreit mit gütlichem Ende
Ein mindestens sieben Jahre währender Streit um die Domain-Namen
suedtirol.com und alto-adige.com zwischen der Provinz Bo- zen und der
Firma Internet Consulting aus Bruneck ist nun nach Feststellung der
Provinz endgültig beigelegt. Damit zeigen italienische Gerichte, dass
auch bei ihnen geographische Bezeichnungen von jedermann registriert
werden können.

99. Peter Dengate Thrush succède à Vinton Cerf
L'ICANN, change de président. Après 7 ans de bons et loyaux services
en tant que chairman, Vinton Cerf, pionnier de l'Internet et chef
évangéliste chez Google, est remplacé par l'avocat néo-zélandais Peter
Dengate Thrush. Déjà membre du conseil d'administration de l'ICANN,
Dengate Thrush est impliqué dans l'organisation depuis sa création, en
1998, à l'initiative du Département américain du commerce.

100. Internet : un Néo-zélandais à la tête de l'ICANN
Un avocat néo-zélandais vient d'être nommé comme nouveau président de l'ICANN

101. Peter Dengate Thrush remplace Vint Cerf
L'avocat néo-zélandais Peter Dengate Thrush a été élu à l'unanimité
nouveau président de l'ICANN, avec l'italien Roberto Gaetano comme

102. Les principales décisions de la réunion ICANN de LA
L'ICANN vient d'achever sa 30e réunion internationale, qui était
organisée à Los Angeles (Californie). Coup d'œil sur les principales
décisions prises par le Conseil de l'ICANN à l'issue de cette réunion.

103. Un Néo-Zélandais prend la tête de l'autorité des noms de domaine
internet [AFP]
"Peter Dengate Thrush, un avocat néo-zélandais, a été élu à
l'unanimité PDG de l'ICANN", dont le nom complet est "Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers", à l'issue d'une réunion
de l'organisation, selon la même source.

104. Légende de l'Internet, Vint Cerf quitte la présidence de l'ICANN
"Ma peine est terminée", dit-il avec humour. Vinton Cerf quitte
vendredi la présidence de l'ICANN, l'organisme en charge des noms de
domaine sur Internet, un poste qu'il occupait depuis 2000 et où il a
dû affronter des crises, notamment une rébellion internationale. Une
nouvelle ère s'ouvre pour l'agence.

105. «Whois» reste en sursis [AP]
L'annuaire qui permet de savoir qui gère un site Internet est en
sursis, l'agence chargée de sa gestion ayant reporté la décision quant
à sa survie.

106. Les ".NL numériques" bientôt disponibles
SIDN prévoit l'ouverture à l'enregistrement des .NL uniquement
composés de chiffres. Une sunrise sera lancée du 1er au 14 décembre
2007, avant une ouverture totale, prévue début 2008.

107. ICANN, nuovo vertice no-USA
Sarà il neozelandese Peter Dengate Thrush a sostituire Vint Cerf a
presidio di ICANN, l'organizzazione di impronta statunitense che
regola l'assegnazione dei domini del World Wide Web.

108. ICANN elige al sucesor de Vinton Cerf
ICANN, máxima autoridad en la asignación de dominios Internet, ha
elegido por unanimidad al neozelandés Peter Dengate Thrush como su
nuevo presidente. Dengate Thrush sustituirá en el cargo al carismático
Vinton Cerf, reconocido como uno de los padres de Internet.

109. Los datos de los propietarios de dominios seguirán en Whois
Internet mantendrá la transparencia en lo que se refiere a saber quién
hay detrás de una página web. La base de datos Whois, donde se
registra quién es el dueño de cada dominio, se queda como está. Es
decir, totalmente abierta al público, de manera que con sólo teclear
una dirección web se puede conocer hasta el número de teléfono de
quien la ha pagado.

110. Un neocelandés presidirá máxima autoridad de nombres de dominios
en internet [AFP]
El abogado neocelandés Peter Dengate Thrush es el nuevo presidente de
la ICANN, máxima autoridad en designación de nombres de dominio en
internet, informó el viernes en Los Ángeles la organización.

111. Peter Dengate Thrush es el nuevo presidente de la ICANN
El abogado neozelandés Peter Dengate Thrush es el nuevo presidente de
la ICANN, máxima autoridad en designación de nombres de dominio en
internet, informó en Los Ángeles la organización.

112. Busca Cofetel erradicar los fraudes por internet
Ante la importancia que tiene para nuestro país contar con servicios
de telecomunicaciones seguros para los usuarios, en particular en el
servicio de internet, el presidente de la Comisión Federal de
Telecomunicaciones (Cofetel), Héctor Osuna Jaime, busca reforzar los
mecanismos que permitan evitar prácticas fraudulentas como los correos
"phishing" (suplantación de identidad).

113. cat: Ja hem repartit més de 100 llibres
Més de 100 persones ja han guanyat un llibre amb l'estalvi de pantalla
"Mots amb cara i ulls" que puntCAT va fer amb motiu de la Fira de
Frankfurt. L'estalvi de pantalla, descarregat hores d'ara més de 1200
cops, forma combinacions amb les cares d'alguns escriptors i quan es
forma una cara sencera, es pot guanyar un llibre signat per l'autor.
Instal·leu-vos-el i guanyeu ! Aquest projecte no hagués estat possible
sense l'amable col·laboració dels escriptors i les editorials que
participen, i els en volem donar les gràcies. Aquí trobareu la nota de
premsa enviada, i aquí la llista de les editorials que ja fan servir
el .cat com a domini principal.

114. Las Academias de la Lengua celebran la llegada de la 'ñ' a internet [AFP]
Las Academias de la Lengua de España y de toda Iberoamérica dan la
bienvenida este lunes a la letra 'ñ', las tildes y los demás
caracteres propios del español y de las lenguas cooficiales en España
a los dominios de internet.

115. ONU: Brasil tem a 6ª população de internautas do mundo
O Brasil é o sexto maior usuário de Internet no mundo em termos de
total de população que acessa a rede. Os dados foram divulgados hoje
pela Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU), às vésperas da conferência
no Rio de Janeiro que discutirá o futuro da Internet, na semana que
vem. Conforme os dados da ONU, 39 milhões de pessoas são usuárias da
rede mundial de computadores no Brasil. O País supera o Reino Unido, a
França e a Itália no total de internautas.

116. .SE formaliserar samarbetet med ICANN [news release]
I samband med ICANNs 30e internationella konferens i Los Angeles, USA,
den här veckan, har ICANN och .SE (Stiftelsen för
Internetinfrastruktur) genom en brevväxling formaliserat sin relation.
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