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Domain Name News Archive - November 2002

  • New domain management software launched
    Web hosting company iServe yesterday launched its new domain management software (IDM), as it looks to compete with the Domainz registration system in operating the .nz name space
    .... full story


  • ITU call Governments and Domain Name operators together
    In what some have seen as an attempt to organise governments and country code top level domain operators independently of ICANN, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced a 'Workshop on Member States' Experiences with ccTLDs' to take place in Geneva on 3-4 March 2003. Although the Agenda is somewhat vague at the moment, one item, 'ccTLD experiences and expectations' makes an intriguing title
    .... full story


  • ISOC selected by ICANN to handle .org domain name
    From 1 January 2003, Luxembourg’s Internet Society (ISOC) will be in charge of registering the domain names of associations
    .... full story


  • Secure DNS service forgets to renew own domain name
    THE TZOLKIN Corporation – which claims the accolade of being the most reliable dynamic DNS service out there, suffered a SNAFU earlier today
    .... full story

  • EU domain shenanigans
    Watch out for companies trying to sell you .eu domain names. Registry firm Internetters has warned that some Web sites are offering pre-registration .eu names even though no registry has been appointed or any specific rules defined yet
    .... full story

  • Mystery attacker swamps .info domain system
    An internet attack flooded domain name manager UltraDNS with a deluge of data late last week, causing administrators to scramble to keep the servers that host .info and other domains up and running
    .... full story

  • Attack targets .info domain system
    The top-level domains of Ireland, Norway and nine other countries were hit in an attack on the DNS provider of the .org and .info domains
    .... full story


  • ICANN director responds to critics
    Responding to an article in Wired News, ICANN director Jonathan Cohen defends ICANN's role in managing the Internet and fights back against its critics. The Internet authority has come under fire after accusations that changes to its structure discussed at their last major meeting in Shanghai are undemocratic and end "at large" representation on the ICANN board. The original intention when ICANN was formed was that half of its board would be elected "at large" representatives of the Internet community after a transitional stage. However, only five, including outspoken ICANN critic Karl Auerbach - were ever appointed. The proposed changes at Shanghai - to be approved next month at Amsterdam - will remove directly elected "at large" representation from the ICANN board
    .... full story

  • Nominet takes legal action against domain seller DRS
    UK domain registrar Nominet has issued proceedings for an interim injunction for trademark infringement and passing off against Domain Registrar Services (DRS), Scott Denny of DRS, and UK-names
    .... full story

  • domain dispute brought in bad faith
    A procedure under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) has concluded with the panellist charging the Complainant with bringing the action in bad faith - an action known as "reverse domain name hijacking".
    .... full story

  • BTopenworld denies plans to ditch domain
    There's confusion about the future of BT's mass market ISP after internal sources told customers that it has plans to ditch its BTopenworld domain
    .... full story


  • Domain space authority due by February
    A new government regulator that will take control of SA's .za domain name suffix is expected to be established during the first quarter of next year
    .... full story


  • Call for domain name code of practice
    UK domain name outfit Internetters has called on Nominet UK to take the "moral high ground" and set up and fund a code of practice in a bid to stamp out cowboy domain sellers
    .... full story


  • TH domain to get boost
    A new agency is being formed to oversee Internet registrations under Thailand's top-level country domain name ``.th'' and it is hoped that a new approach will encourage more organisations to register here
    .... full story


  • One million sites now in .info domain
    Just over a year after .info top level domain (TLD) names became available on the Internet, there are now 1m .info websites , making it the sixth largest domain online, reports Computer World
    .... full story

  • Domain name 'profits' may attract tax
    The amount of money available to Australian Internet projects from a new foundation will depend partly on an Australian Taxation Office ruling on the tax status of the peak Internet names body auDA
    .... full story

  • Baron Philippe de Rothschild wins corking domain case
    Wine whine doesn't pay off. Bordeaux-based fine wine producer Baron Philippe de Rothschild has won an action under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) after the panellist ruled the respondent's demands for cases of wine in payment for the transfer of the domains amounted to a registration in bad faith
    .... full story

  • SPOTLIGHT: Domain name selling tactics
    Domain name registrants are being targeted with dubious sales tactics from domain name retailers, according to several recent reports. One of the most important issues to have been brought into the limelight is domain name 'slamming', which continues to be a concern to both registrars and registrants
    .... full story


  • New .info domain name proves popular
    Fourteen months after .info top-level domain (TLD) names became available on the Internet, the millionth .info Web site was signed up last week, making it now the sixth largest domain online
    .... full story

  • Domain name wins court appeal
    On 7th November 2002 a fresh decision was issued by the US Court of Appeals concerning the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act or ACPA
    .... full story

  • Mobile phone firms clash over domain name
    UK-based mobile phone retailer "Phones4u" is reported to be considering action against The Carphone Warehouse after discovering the domain name redirects to a web site advertising the services of its arch rival
    .... full story

  • UIA left out of decision on .UA domain administrator
    The Ukrainian Internet Association (UIA) has expressed bewilderment after receiving information on Ukrainian Network Information Centre (UNIC) becoming the new .UA domain administrator
    .... full story

  • Dept of Communications settles domain name dispute
    The Department of Communications (DoC) has reached an out of court settlement with Wayne Diamond of Host City bringing to an end an urgent application that was due to be heard in the High Court in Pretoria
    .... full story

  • Nominet warns of dodgy domain sales tactics
    Nominet has warned Net users to be on their guard after receiving a "flood" of complaints about the sale tactics of a company called Domain Registrar Services Limited (DRS)
    .... full story

  • ICANN Needs Another Long Trip
    That footloose band of happy wanderers, the globe-hopping ICANN board of directors, is back from their latest meeting, this time from Shanghai, China. Say what you will about the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, they know how to pick expensive destinations for many of their junkets
    .... full story


  • Congress OKs kid-friendly Web domain
    Congress approved legislation yesterday to create a haven on the Internet for children, where parents can be assured Web sites are free of pornography and other material not suitable for youngsters
    .... full story


  • Senate Approves Kid-Friendly Internet Zone
    A proposal to create a kid-friendly Internet zone free of violence, pornography and other adult material appeared on Thursday to be headed for the president's desk after it cleared the U.S. Senate
    .... full story

  • White Paper on domain names management
    Recently published a short "White Paper on Domain Names Management" which deals with the issues a company must face when trying to manage its domain names
    .... full story


  • VeriSign tackles customer service problems
    VeriSign Inc, which is right up there with Microsoft Corp and America Online Inc in the disgruntled customer rankings, says it has made satisfying its dwindling base of domain name registrants its number one priority and has made progress this year
    .... full story


  • ICANN to consider three new domains
    A key Internet address administrator has recommended taking steps to add three new top-level domains to the Web's navigation system
    .... full story

  • domain challenge lost
    An action brought by Albert Einstein's estate against the registrant of has failed after a three member panel ruled the complainant had no common law or trademark rights in the name
    .... full story

  • Ukraine may get new .UA domain administrator
    The State Telecoms Committee with the support of local internet associations UIA and AURIU, is to create new company, which will take on the duties of the .UA domain administrator until the end of the year, vice-chairman of the Committee Oleg Prozhyvalski, announced during a recent press conference
    .... full story

  • Potsdam success in geographic domain case
    A WIPO panellist has ordered the transfer of the domain names,,, and to the German city of Potsdam
    .... full story

  • to face Stelios in 'easy' court action is to face easyGroup in the High Court next year to rebut allegations that it is profiting from the 'easy' name
    .... full story

  • ICANN plays safe with new domain plans
    The Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers is proposing that three new top-level domains be added to the internet, but plans currently under discussion call for a limited roll-out that would focus on niche markets
    .... full story


  • ICANN Invites Comments on its TLD 'Action Plan'
    ICANN has posted an action plan for adding three new TLDs
    .... full story

  • Problem With ICANN Whois Data Report System?
    ICANN's "Whois Data Problem Report" system, for reporting bad or phony data in Whois records, doesn't work
    .... full story


  • Mattel loses cybersquatting challenge
    A federal appeals court has rejected a legal shortcut aimed at slashing the costs of battling trademark infringement on the Net
    .... full story

  • Internet Oversight Body Admits Flaw in Sex Domain Lottery
    The nation’s Internet name oversight body admitted yesterday there were flaws in its operation of lottery to pick the winner to use the domain address, which has an expensive market value in cyberspace
    .... full story


  • Internet domain name servers get more security
    To make the 13 computer servers that run the Internet's core addressing system more secure, the two machines operated by VeriSign Inc. in the U.S. have been physically and electronically separated to make them less vulnerable to attack
    .... full story

  • Canada to host ICANN meeting
    Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will host a meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from June 22 to 26, 2003, at Le Centre Sheraton in Montreal.
    .... full story


  • Chinese domain name to be offered overseas
    China will begin letting overseas websites use addresses with its ‘’ national suffix from December, reports Wired
    .... full story

  • ICANN drops elections
    ICANN this week has taken some rather peculiar steps to improve the regulation and management of the disgraced regulator. Over the past couple of years ICANN has earned something of a reputation for being toothless, misguided and mismanaged. In the hope of improving its standing in the eyes of those that have the interests of the Internet at heart, ICANN has decided to remove democratic elections for its electives
    .... full story


  • New use for domain suggested
    Wireless LAN users should get their own domain name. That's the view of one leading player in the UK Internet arena
    .... full story


  • A new UK domain name for wireless LANs?
    If a non-executive director of Nominet and member of its Public Advisory Board, Alex Bligh, has anything to do with it, there could be a new second level domain name for wireless networks by the new year
    .... full story

  • ICANN to Push Into Internet Security Using Foreign Cash
    ICANN, the private organization which effectively controls the Internet's domain name system (DNS), has once again become the subject of sharp criticism from the Internet community. ICANN's board on Thursday voted 15-3 in favor of discontinuing public elections to its ranks, alienating the group even further from real Internet users. A powerful and suddenly more private ICANN is now poised to become even more deeply involved in "governance" of the Internet
    .... full story


  • The Final Insult: A Lost Domain
    They lost their jobs, their careers, even their apartments in the Internet bust. But the final insult for many Web workers is learning that somewhere in the churn of e-mail addresses and phone numbers from the dot-com bust, they've lost their personal domains as well
    .... full story


  • Domain names mull Web challenge
    ICANN's role as governing body of the Internet looks uncertain as domain name operators decide whether to sieze control
    .... full story

  • ICANN approves controversial reform plan
    The directors of the Internet domain body have voted against holding an online election to determine nearly half the board's constituents. The latest move has angered the critics who have accused that it would further alienate the Internet users from important decisions of ICANN
    .... full story

  • Web domain body approves controversial reform plan
    Directors of a key Internet oversight body voted to abandon the online elections that were originally supposed to seat half of its board, opting instead to select leadership through an appointment process
    .... full story


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