China alters definition of cybersquatting
China will narrow the meaning of “cybersquatters” and will now only use the term to refer to those who register Internet domain names and sell them to rivals of a company that owns the rights to the name.
uk: Nominet flip-flops on industry code of conduct
Nominet UK, the outfit that administers the .uk domain, says it’s committed to “raising standards in the UK internet industry” four years after insisting a code of conduct was “not feasible”.
uk: Nominet takes lead on raising standards in UK Internet industry (news release)
A survey of registrars by Nominet, the .uk domain name registry, has revealed that two-thirds agreed with the need for improved self-regulation in the domain name industry and over 80 per cent supported a code of conduct for registrars.
EURid opened its systems to receive applications for .eu domain names from anyone within the EU claiming prior rights to a certain domain name. During the first 15 minutes after 11:00 today EURid received 27 949 applications. After an hour, at 12:00, the number was 71 235.
au: Pest gives himself a sporting chance
NOTORIOUS cybersquatter Brad Norrish, certainly has a never-say-die attitude. After having his deceptive antics reined in by several Australian courts, Perth-based Norrish has taken on US sporting channel network ESPN.http://theage.com.au/news/business/pest-gives-himself-a-sporting-chance/2006/02/08/1139379572320.html
We have made a commitment to raising standards in the Internet industry. To achieve this, we are proposing to make a number of important changes to the terms of the registrar contract. The changes set out in this consultation paper will affect both registrars and registrants, so it is important that you tell us what you think.The consultation period has now been extended to 31 May 2006. If you have not already sent us a response we would really like to hear what you think.The consultation paper is available to download as a pdf file. Please send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header ‘standards consultation’.We look forward to receiving your comments.The consultation responses will be published here. We reserve the right to remove any materials that in our reasonable opinion are defamatory, offensive or unintelligible.http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/2006/?contentId=2737
Deal places limits on .com feesICANN has put forward a revised deal to settle a long-running dispute over the crucial .com domain name.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4664906.stm