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[kictanet] U.S. Intends to Remain in Full Control of Internet Root Zone and more

waudo sigangaemailsignet at mailcan.com
Sun Aug 3 12:27:21 EAT 2008
Thanks for this useful information post Alice: Article1: Control of Root Zone File = Control of Internet. If this issue is not resolved as part of JPA the Internet could break up soon. Article 12: Uganda ccTLD: Interesting way to manage the ccTLD. I thought the multi-stakeholder model e.g. KENIC was the best practice. In Ug it appears the choice is between Musisi and UCC. Artile 24: Emirates Airlines Offline - Why is it that we cannot just buy domains forever. If Emirates can forget to renew, who is going to remember ??? That reminds me my domain signet.co.ke expired about a month ago! Waudo On Sat, 02 Aug 2008 17:31:15 +0300, "alice" said:> 1. US: We Will Not Give Up Oversight Of Internet Domain Name Root Zone > The Bush administration has no intention of giving up United States > oversight role of the management of the central root zone of the > internet domain name system (DNS), the essential database storing > information on how to reach domain names on the global internet. >http://ip-watch.org/weblog/index.php?p=1185>> 2. U.S. Intends to Remain in Full Control of Internet Root Zone, Says > Letter from NTIA > In a letter sent by the bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, > National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to > ICANN, the department has made it clear that despite recent > discussions in Paris meetings, the U.S. department intends to remain > in full authority over the Internet root zone. >http://www.circleid.com/posts/87315_us_in_control_of_internet_root_zone/>> 3. Public Comments: Improving Institutional Confidence in ICANN > Dear Chairman Dengate-Thrush: On June 16, 2008, the ICANN posted for > public comment a series of interrelated documents prepared by the > President's Strategy Committee (PSC) regarding improving institutional > confidence in ICANN. The Department of Commerce (Department) takes > this opportunity as a member of the community and ICANN's partner in > the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) to offers its views on such an > important topic. >http://www.ntia.doc.gov/comments/2008/ICANN_080730.html>> 4th Egypt / ICANN meeting [news release] > The Government of Egypt has the honor to host, in Cairo, the next > ICANN meeting, from 2 to 7 November 2008, at InterContinental > CityStars Hotel. The ICANN meeting was previously hosted in Cairo in > March 2000, by the Egyptian Ministry of Communications, the Cabinet > Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) and the Internet > Society of Egypt. >http://appablog.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/egypt-icann-meeting-2/>> 5. ICANN To Offload Domains from De-Accredited Registrar > When RegisterFly lost its ICANN accreditation, GoDaddy swooped in to > take over the registration of RegisterFly clients' domain names. It > was a nice pickup for GoDaddy of nearly 1 million domain names. >http://domainnamewire.com/2008/07/31/icann-to-offload-domains-from-de-accredited-registrar/>> ********************** > - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS > ********************** > 6. Olympic organizers agree to China blocking 'sensitive' internet sites > Olympic organizers 'regret' agreement to restrictions but China claims > censorship will not affect reporting of Beijing 2008 ... Chinese > officials said the censorship would not hamper journalists in their > job of reporting the games. A BOCOG spokesman Sun Weide said that the > plan had always been to provide "sufficient" Internet access for > foreign reporters. Sites run by the Falun Gong religious sect remain > inaccessible, as do most with the word Tibet in their internet > address. >http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/olympics/article4431162.ece>> 7. Personalize your domain using .ME > The .ME Registry officially opened for live, real-time registrations > and was met with huge international demand. .ME after .com, .biz, > eduis spreading around the world with more than 50,000 new domains > names with the first "live" name registered being: yusu.me. >http://www.ciol.com/Developer/Enterprise-Tools/News-Reports/Personalize-your-domain-using-ME/30708108447/0/>> 8. Barack Obama Goes .Mobi > United States Presidential candidate Barack Obama is leveraging the > mobile web to get his message out. His campaign is using > ObamaMobile.mobi. And unlike most popular .mobi domain names, it > actually resolves to a .mobi domain rather than just forwarding to a > mobile version of a .com we site. >http://domainnamewire.com/2008/07/29/barack-obama-goes-mobi/>> 9. Dot-na Doman Remains Hot Potato > THE controversy surrounding Namibia's Internet domain name (.na) is > not likely to die down soon, given the recent formation of a new > Ministry of Information and Communication Technology. >http://www.namibian.com.na/2008/July/national/081AFB7980.html>http://allafrica.com/stories/200807310688.html>> 10. InternetNZ selects web advocate board members > InternetNZ has appointed four members to its executive board, formed > earlier this year as part of a structural review of the society in > order to act as an advocate for internet users. >http://www.itbrief.co.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2464&Itemid=808>> 11. The WashBiz Guest Blog: A Day At .ORG > Welcome to Day 2 of our little experiment in guest blogging, something > we hope captures a small slice of Washington at work. All this week we > plan to run posts from Adam Palmer, policy counsel for .ORG, the > Public Interest Registry based in Reston. Adam works on policy issues > dealing with Internet governance, cyber security, and e-commerce. > Today, he talks about what one actually does at .org. >http://blog.washingtonpost.com/washbizblog/2008/07/the_washbiz_guest_blog_adam_pa.html>> 12. UCC abandons attempt to control Uganda domain name > The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) says it is not interested > in taking over control of the Uganda country code, .ug. The country > code is registered to and controlled by Charles Musisi, an Internet > entrepreneur who has managed Uganda domain names over the past 12 > years. >http://www.independent.co.ug/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=736&Itemid=2946>> 13. Number of domains in the UZ zone exceeds 7,000 > The number of domains registered in the .UZ zone exceeded 7,000 as of > 25 July, the administration of the .UZ domain zone said. According to > the statistics, the number has grown by about 22% from 5,766 since the > beginning of the year. >http://www.turkishweekly.net/news.php?id=58005>> ********************** > - DNS SECURITY > ********************** > 14. DNS patches cause problems, developers admit > Patches released earlier this month to quash a critical bug in the DNS > (Domain Name System) have slowed servers running BIND (Berkeley > Internet Name Domain), the Internet's most popular DNS software, and > crippled some systems versions of Windows Server. >http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9111001>http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/07/29/DNS_patches_cause_problems_developers_admit_1.html>http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/scrt/EA56EA85FA872164CC257496000F71E7>> 15. Apple skewered over missing DNS patch > Apple has come under fire for failing to patch the critical domain > Name System (DNS) flaw which prompted a (rest of) industry wide > response earlier this month. >http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/29/apple_dns_patch_mia/>> 16. With Security at Risk, a Push to Patch the Web > Since a secret emergency meeting of computer security experts at > Microsoft's headquarters in March, Dan Kaminsky has been urging > companies around the world to fix a potentially dangerous flaw in the > basic plumbing of the Internet. >http://nytimes.com/2008/07/30/technology/30flaw.html>http://iht.com/articles/2008/07/30/technology/30flaw.php>> 17. Hackers start DNS attacks, researcher says > Hackers are now actively exploiting a critical flaw in the domain name > System, but they're not using any of the already known exploits, said > a researcher who crafted the first attack code to go public. >http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9111098>> 18. Internet providers in Vietnam battle DNS flaw > Local internet service providers (ISPs) say they are taking action to > overcome a serious flaw inherent in the Domain Name System (DNS) that > could allow an attacker to re-direct unwilling web users to dangerous > sites. >http://english.vietnamnet.vn/tech/2008/07/796258/>> ********************** > - MISCELLANEOUS > ********************** > 19. Asia Pacific Internet Community to descend on Christchurch - NZ to > host APNIC 26 [news release] > Next month, InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) and > the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) will jointly host > APNIC 26, one of the most important meetings in 2008 for the local > Internet community. >http://www.internetnz.net.nz/media/2008/apnicevent>> 20. InternetNZ appoints Executive Board members [news release] > InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) is pleased to > announce it has appointed Peter Dengate-Thrush, June McCabe, Miki > Szikszai, and Judy Speight as members of its recently-established > Executive Board. >http://www.internetnz.net.nz/media/2008/execboard>> 21. InternetNZ launches Liz Dengate Thrush Foundation [news release] > InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) is pleased to > announce the launch of an Internet entrepreneurship foundation > established in memory of Liz Dengate Thrush, a former Councilor of > the Society. >http://www.internetnz.net.nz/media/2008/ldtf>> 22. Barack Obama Goes .Mobi > United States Presidential candidate Barack Obama is leveraging the > mobile web to get his message out. His campaign is using > ObamaMobile.mobi. And unlike most popular .mobi domain names, it > actually resolves to a .mobi domain rather than just forwarding to a > mobile version of a .com we site. >http://domainnamewire.com/2008/07/29/barack-obama-goes-mobi/>> 23. Why We'll Never Replace SMTP by John Levine > John Levine An acquaintance asked whether there's been any progress in > the oft-rumored project to come up with a more secure replacement for > SMTP. Answer: No. Truly, spam isn't a technical problem, it's a social > one. If we could figure out some way to make mail recipient networks > and hosts willing to shun known bad actors, even at the cost of losing > some real mail for a while until the bad actors cave, it would make > vastly more difference than any possible technical changes. >http://www.circleid.com/posts/replacing_smtp/>> 24. Emirates airline website plummets offline in A380 excitement > Dubai's government-owned airline, Emirates, forgot to renew its domain > name this week, sending its website crashing offline on the same day > it was trumpeting delivery of its first Airbus A380 superjumbo. >http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/31/emirates_domain_loss/>> ********************** > - DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET > ********************** > 25. Find an Undervalued Asset. Fix It Up. Flip It. (Now It's Web > Sites, Not Houses) > Dave Hermansen did not own a bird or a cage when he bought > bird-cage.com, an online store, for $ 1,800 three years ago. He simply > saw a website that was "very, very poorly done," and begged the > owners to sell it to him. He then redesigned the site, added > advertising and drove up traffic. Last December, he sold it for > $173,000. >http://nytimes.com/2008/07/29/technology/29flip.html>> 26. Matt Bentley Leaving Sedo > Sedo Chief Strategy Officer Matt Bentley is leaving the company, Sedo > announced today. The move is effective the end of this month. >http://domainnamewire.com/2008/07/29/matt-bentley-leaving-sedo/>> 27. Imminent Domaining: The domain name market is a hot investment > opportunity for entrepreneurs. > One hundred domains. Sounds like a good, round, impressive number. And > 100 felt like a lot for Howard Hoffman, who began snapping up domains > like HealthWater.com and SportsWater.com to help redirect web surfers > to his bottled water company's site, taking advantage of what's called > "type-in ​​traffic," when users just enter words or a guessed-at domain > into the browser address bar. >http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25932453/>> 28. Moniker / Snapnames accidentally sell the wrong domain > Imagine the following scenario: A registrant owns a .NET version of > your .COM domain and decides to list it with SnapNames. However he > mistypes the domain by entering the .COM version in the spreadsheet he > sends to his account manager. >http://www.domainnamesews.com/registrars/monikersnapnames-accidentally-sell-the-wrong-domain/1783>> 29. Crash Course Guide to Domain Name Appraisals > Ever looked for new domains to buy in auctions, pending delete, or > expired? I'm sure all of us have some difficulty appraising the value > of domains. The process is both easy and hard at the same time, > especially when considering the long term value and not necessarily > the present value. Grabbing a domain name now that holds a > potential-value in the future is a real-niche and requires some > strategy. Though the remaining names market and especially the gTLDs > (Generic Top Level Domain Extensions, e.g. .COM / .NET / .ORG) is > saturated and sometimes impossible to get a nice ones but there are > some techniques to grab excellent and superior names using some > technique we had successfully put on trial and lead us successfully to > acquire many domains such as EVERNET.com and PreLanding.com. In this > article, I will be highlighting some quick techniques to evaluate > Domains for the present or near-future resale value. >http://www.dotsauce.com/2008/07/31/domain-name-appraisals/>> 30. Google makes 6 Figure Offer for KNOL.com > For a vacuum cleaner reseller from Dordrecht in the Netherlands, > Europe, this week may very well be the time of their life !. The family > Knol have been the owner of the domain name knol.com for many years > and it looks like Google is interested in purchasing the domain! > Google has reportedly offered "a sum of five zeros." >http://www.domainnews.com/en/general/google-makes-a-5-figure-offer-for-knol.com.html>> ********************** > - NON-ENGLISH NEWS > ********************** > 31. Austrians love domestic domains > "The .com era is over - we live in an age of the local > Internet, where regional anchors are becoming more and more important ", brings > nic.at managing director Richard Wein the main result of the > Domain study 2008 to the point. The in May of > Polling institute Marketagent conducted a survey of the > web-active population in Austria shows: ".at" is on the rise and > by far the most popular among domestic internet users. >http://www.computerwelt.at/detailArticle.asp?a=116636&n=5>> 32. DNS vulnerability in Mac OS X still unpatched > Three weeks after the security vulnerability in the domain name became known > System (DNS) Apple has not yet had an update for Mac OS X > released. "Apple uses the popular BIND DNS server of the > Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) for Mac OS X Server. Although the > BIND server was one of the first applications for which an update to the > Apple did not yet have the corrected version for Mac > OS X Server released, "criticizes the security researcher Rich > Mogull in a blog post. >http://www.zdnet.de/security/news/0,39029460,39194237,00.htm>> 33. Online travel in the shadow of the typosquatters > Trips are now very popular online. Netnames, > Specialist in domain name management, warns in this context: > Even a careless typo in the Internet address and customer > run the risk of falling into the clutches of so-called typosquatters. > "When typing the domain name sneaks, no matter if out of ignorance > or due to the general hectic pre-leave period, some mistakes. > Do travel providers who use the Internet as a sales channel > Don't lose potential customers and protect yourself from online scammers > protect, there is a simple recipe: you can make sure that > even the incorrect spelling of the URL to the correct destination > leads ", advises Bernd Beiser, Managing Director of Netnames, not entirely > altruistic. Businesses should therefore also get domain names > that contain common typos or misspellings. >http://www.computerwelt.at/detailArticle.asp?a=116615&n=4>> 34th Olympic Committee Accepts Internet Censorship in China > IOC President Rogge recently spoke of an "uncensored one." > Access to the Internet "for the Beijing Games. An empty promise > because the censorship continues, also for the Chinese > DW-WORLD pages. ... For example, to access the pages > Making www.dw-world.de/chinese impossible will, among other things > prevents browser entries such as www.dw-world.de/chinese from using > a so-called Domain Name Server (DNS) into the technically necessary > Destination address in the form of an IP address (194.55.30.46). > At the same time, access to these server addresses is blocked, see above > that Internet users also with the direct entry of the IP address > do not reach the goal. >http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,3524889,00.html>> 35. How China is blocking unpleasant websites > What the journalists at the Beijing Olympic Games press center > happens is everyday life in the rest of the country: in the People's Republic of China > - with the exception of Hong Kong and Macau - there is no free access > to the Internet, unpleasant content can block those in power. ... > If you want to call up an address like «amnesty.org» with your browser, you have to > this name is only converted into a unique one that can be used by computers > Number combination to be translated - the IP address. This task > take care of domain name servers operated by the Internet providers. > Companies can use filters to prevent the databases > Deliver the IP addresses of regime critical portals. >http://www.ov-online.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=129170&Itemid=70>http://www.rhein-main.net/sixcms/detail.php/rmn01.c.5014507.de/v2_rmn_sport_actual_article>http://www.digitalfernsehen.de/news/news_381044.html>> 36. Internet typos can quickly become expensive > The British domain specialist Netnames is a company that > has written on the flag, company identities and brands > To protect domain abuse. >http://www.channelpartner.de/knowledgecenter/security/263772/index.html>> 37. Is the provider safe? [DPA] > On a particularly insidious security gap in Internet use > makes the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in > Bonn attentively. The gap exists in the so-called Domain Name System > (DNS) and therefore potentially affects all users. >http://www.pcwelt.de/start/sicherheitsluecken/news/173581/experten_warnen_vor_sicherheitsluecke/>http://www.n-tv.de/Erst_Update_dann_Virus_Ist_der_Provider_sicherheit/310720080914/1002178.html>> 38. Security vulnerability: The virus comes via update > That makes for a treacherous security hole in Internet use > Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Bonn > attentive. The gap is in the so-called Domain Name System (DNS) > and therefore potentially affects all users. >http://www.volksstimme.de/vsm/magazin/digital/digital_news/?&em_cnt=1118023>> 39. UDRP: la Czech Arbitration Court veut lancer un projet pilote > La Czech Arbitration Court (CAC), accréditée comme institution de > règlement depuis le 23 janvier 2008, a saisi l'ICANN d'une requête > visant à lui permettre d'expérimenter un projet pilote. >http://domainesinfo.fr/actualite/1598/udrp-la-czech-arbitration-court-veut-lancer-un-projet-pilote.php>> 40. Express.com: transfer judiciaire d'un nom "hijacké" > Après avoir perdu le contrôle du nom de domaine express.com dans des > conditions relativement mystérieuses, une société américaine en > obtient le transfer devant le juge california. >http://domainesinfo.fr/actualite/1590/express-com-transfert-judiciaire-d-un-nom-hijacke.php>> 41. Perfectionnement du DRS de Nominet > L'institution de règlement des litiges relatifs au .UK a procédé à un > Adjustment du DRS, faisant de cette procédure un modèle du genre. >http://domainesinfo.fr/actualite/1600/perfectionnement-de-la-drs-nominet.php>> 42. Internet: i domini del registro italiano sono milione e mezzo > I domini internet del registro italiano (.it) hanno superato il > milione e mezzo con un picco massimo diregistrazioni nel maggio > scorso. Si rafforza so la posizione della rete "made in Italy", che > conquista so ilquinto posto in Europe ed ilsettimo nel mondo. >http://www.nove.firenze.it/vediarticolo.asp?id=a8.07.30.13.56>> 43. Argentina: Nombres de dominio internacionalizados. Resolución > 616/2008. > Resolución 616/2008 - REGISTRACION DE NOMBRES DE DOMINIO EN INTERNET. > Incorpóranse caracteres multilingües pertenecientes al idioma español > y portugués, para la registración de nombres de dominio de Nivel > Superior Argentina (.AR). >http://www.leandrotoscano.com/2008/07/argentina-nombres-de-dominio.html>> April 44th los characters en español para dominios web > El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores aprobó los signos en castellano > y portugués en la registración de los nombres de dominio de internet > de la Argentina. >http://www.derf.com.ar/despachos.asp?cod_des=213889&ID_Seccion=21>> 45th Encuentro LACNIC-CARIBE, se realizó en Curazao, 21-22 de Julio / 2008 > More than 70 participants provenientes from more than 15 países de la región > de América Latina y el Caribe se reunieron los 21 y 22 de Julio en > Curazao (Antillas Neerlandesas) en el encuentro LACNIC-CARIBE. El > Encuentro fue seguido por el 4to Foro de Gobernanza de Internet en el > Caribe organizado por la Unión de Telecomunicaciones del Caribe (CTU) > y contó con el apoyo de la Oficina de Telecomunicaciones y Correo > (Bureau of Telecommunication and Post) de Curazao. >http://www.latinoamericann.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1669>> 46. ​​Incorporan characters multilinguales a dominios de internet > El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y > Culto incorporó los caracteres multilingües de los idiomas español y > portugués en la registración de los nombres de dominio de internet de > Argentina, según publica hoy el Boletín Oficial. >http://www.lacapital.com.ar/contenidos/2008/07/31/noticia_0018.html>http://www.territoriodigital.com/nota.aspx?c=2778576382109578>http://ar.news.yahoo.com/s/31072008/40/n-argentina-incorporan-caracteres-multiling-dominios-internet.html>> 47. 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