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Newsletter (May 2003)

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1. What’s New (1 April 2003 – 31 May 2003)

APTLD Inaugural Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The APTLD held it’s incorporation inaugural members’ meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30thMay 2003 with seven members in attendance. The meeting was chaired by Ramesh Kumar Nadarajah. APTLD formalisation was largely been completed during the meeting, including the discussion on constitution and reconfirmation of 2003 Board election and office bearers. ICANN ccNSO issues were also fully discussed. APTLD’s position to ERC’s Response to Comment Received on ERC’s ccNSO recommendations released on 29 May 2003 is to be drafted and sent to REC later. In the inaugural board meeting chaired by Ramesh, some housekeeping decisions have been made to follow up APTLD incorporation requirements. (more)

APTLD On-line Meeting to discuss ERC’s 5th Supplemental Report on ccNSO

APTLD has held an urgent on-line meeting to discuss ICANN REC’s recent report on ccNSO on 6thMay 2003. A position statement was drafted later by Senior Vice Chair Peter Dengate Thrush and sent to ERC. (more)

APTLD’s New Website went on-line on 30th April

For providing better services that promote members’ and others’ conveniences, APTLD’s new site officially went on-line on 30th April 2003. Except some modifications on the existing structure, some new functions are added into its services. The new site is focused on the timely update and systematic database, which allow members and others to get easier access to the information they need. A Asian-Pacific tone is also added to show APTLD’s geographic features. (more)

ICANN Meetings in Montreal, Canada

The second round of ICANN meetings in 2003 will be held 22-26 June in Montreal, Canada. The meetings are free to attend, and open to any interested person. ICANN encourages broad participation in its bottom-up consensus-development process. You can take part in these meetings by attending in person, by taking part in the webcast and remote participation opportunities, and/or by joining one of the various ICANN-related mailing lists. (more)

ICANN ERC’s Recommendations on ccNSO

On 22 April 2003, ICANN ERC posted the 5th Fifth Supplemental Implementation Report (Recommendations on ccNSO), and welcome public comments and feedback on the recommendations. ICANN GAC, CENTR, APTLD, TWNIC, and the ALAC have submitted their comments on the ERC’s recommendations. Reviewing comments, ERC has posted a response to the comments received on the Public Comment Forum on 29th May. (more)

Plan for Organization of ICANN Staff

ICANN President Paul D. Twomey presented his plan for organization of ICANN staff. This plan is what ICANN plans to implement over the next four to six months. (more)

ICANN Posts Report for First Quarter of 2003

In the first quarter of 2003, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) made significant progress in several key substantive areas, while continuing towards completion of its reformed structure begun a year ago. The details are described in the ICANN Quarterly Report to the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), just posted, for the first quarter of 2003. (more)

NomCom Formal Call for Recommendations and Statements of Interest

In early June 2003, the Nomination Committee expects to make its final selection of 8 seats on the ICANN Board of Directors, 5 seats on the Interim ALAC and 3 seats on the GNSO. NomCom has issued the formal call for recommendations and statements of interest on 4 April 2003 and posted its operating procedures a week later. The selection result is to be announced on 5th June. (more)

IANA Report on Redelegation of the .uz Top-Level Domain

On 10 April, IANA posted a report on redelegation of the .uz (Uzbekistan) country-code top-level domain (ccTLD). (more)

2. Members’ Corner (1 February 2003 – 31 March 2003)

from .au

30 May 2003

Notification of change of operation for the edu.au domain name space

In 2002, the Ministerial Council for Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA), the Australian Vice Chancellor? Committee (AVCC), and the .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) agreed that the policy and registrar function for the edu.au domain would be transferred to authorities representing the interests of the Australian education and training community. (more) 

21 May 2003

AU domain registrar targets offenders

Australia’s top domain name registrar, Melbourne IT, is preparing to release a range of tools designed to help domain name owners protect their brands, chief executive Theo Hnarakis said today. (more)

08 April 2003

AU domain admin moves against dodgy practice

The .au domain name administrator has moved to stop resellers claiming customers must transfer their domain name registration to their registrar of choice as a “technical requirement” of the Web-site hosting process. (more)

from .cn

17 March 2003

Questionaire on Providing .idv services (Simplified Chinese Version)

CNNIC has conducted a survey on .idv services recently. (more)

from .hk

05 May 2003


Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (“HKIRC”) is pleased to announce that its first Annual General Meeting and Election of the HKIRC Board of Directors for Year 2003 was successfully held on 2nd May 2003. (more)

from .jp

29 May 2003

Intec NetCore and JPRS Start Joint Measurement of Next Generation Internet Diffusion

Intec NetCore, Inc. (iNetCore; Office: Koto-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Tetsuo Nakao), research and consulting company of the next generation Internet technology, and Japan Registry Service Co., Ltd. (JPRS;Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Koki Higashida), the company responsible for the management and administration of .JP top-level domain and operation of the domain name system (DNS), have started joint IPv6 diffusion measurement using JP domain name. IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol standard. (more)

20 May 2003

Service Migration Schedule of Japanese JP Domain Name

JPRS plans to start employment of the Japanese domain name using Punycode. The schedule will be determined when JPRS completes the procedure proposed by ICANN, after concensus is reached in ICANN Rio de Janeiro Meetings. (more)

from .kr

15 May

KRNIC held Youth and family concert in commemoration of Information and Communication Day

KRNIC (President, Song Kwan-ho) held Youth and Family concert in commemoration of Information and Communication Day in a prosperous condition on the last 22nd at Concert hall in Seoul Arts Center. The concert had 1600 people of families in the information and communication related industry. (more)

15 May 2003

It becomes convenient to use wireless Internet search

From now on, it becomes easier to search wireless Internet using cellular phone. KRNIC and mobile communication 3 companies of SKT, KTF, and LGT reached an agreement to arrange WINK (Wireless Internet Number contents) search window into Mobile phone initial display according to Ministry of Information and Communication (the 25th of April). (more)

15 May 2003

International seminar The Tendency of Korea and Japan Courts about the Solution of Domain Dispute was held in a prospective condition

International seminar (subject: the tendency of Courts about domain name dispute) to commemorate the first anniversary of the founding of Domain Name Dispute Resolution Committee (Chairman of the committee: Jang Mun-chul who is the professor of Korea National Police University) was held in a prosperous condition at Bar assembly hall in Seocho-dong in last 11th. This seminar had around 200 attendants including judges, lawyers, patent attorneys, and participants of the learned circles. (more)  

15 May 2003

Inauguration of MIL.KR Domain Registration for National Defense News

KRNIC (President, Song Kwan-ho) is planning to complete the preparation of MIL.KR Domain registration for national defense organization until coming Mar. 31st. (Monday) (more)

from .my

26 May 2003

Public Comments on MYNIC’s Personal Domain Name (PDN)

MYNIC is planning to introduce Personal Domain Names (PDN) for individuals in the “.name.my” category this July 2003. (more)

05May 2003

Malaysian ISP battle heats up

More Malaysians are still lining up to get online access, generating hot competition and revenues for Internet service providers (ISPs), but statistics reveal that the appetite for surfing has gone down. (more)

17 April 2003

Launch of MYNIC’s Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

MYNIC will be launching its Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service (MYDRP) today to resolve disputes between the registrant of a .my top-level domain and a third party with regards to competing rights over the use of a domain name. This dispute resolution is governed by terms set out in MYNIC?Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Any party wanting to use the MYDRP or to participate in a domain name dispute resolution proceeding must comply with these terms. (more)

from .nz

30 May 2003

Sale of Domainz – Advertisement in The National Busienss Review (more)

27 May 2003

Festival of Technology 2003

Programme and Online-registration for Festival of Technology 2003 are available. (more)

22 May 2003


Nominations are now open for the positions of President and Vice-President of InternetNZ and 5 Councillors. (more)

11 April 2003

Release of Discussion Paper – Electronic Transactions Act Regulations

Minister for Information Technology Paul Swain released a discussion paper called Electronic Transaction Act Regulations today. (more)

2 April 2003

Domainz sale: No conflict of interest says InternetNZ

InternetNZ is moving to address concerns about a conflict of interest in its sale of the former registry company Domainz. (more)

1 April 2003

Domainz staff may buy the .nz domain name registrar

Staff and management of Domainz want to buy the .nz internet domain name registrar, which is being sold by InternetNZ as part of the shift to a shared registry system. (more)

from .tw

30 May 2003

TWNIC Posted Guideline for IP/Domain Name Registration and Management Services (Traditional Chinese Version)

In order to respond the amendment of Telecommunication Law, TWNIC has posted the relevant guidelines, which was approved by Domain Name Committee and sent to the Ministry. (more)

30 May 2003

“SIP/ENUM Forum Taiwan” is held on 24 July 2003

To promote SIP/ENUM development and applications, “SIP/ENUM Forum Taiwan” was established in October 2002. The forum also promotes telecommunication and Internet integration to develop products and service applications to improve Taiwan’s competitive edge for the IT industry. After six months of preparation, the Forum will hold its inaugural meeting on July 24, 2003. Combined with fixed network service providers, ISP, and communication equipment providers, the Association will also hold a platform testing program workshop and exchange technology and experience with European, American, Japanese, and Korean SIP/ENUM associations. TWNIC welcomes SIP/ENUM product R&D and manufacturers, or related telecommunication/network communication service providers to join the SIP/ENUM Promotion Association and to create business opportunities. (more)

15 April 2003

TWNIC planned to release selective service for diversified domain name extension payment (Traditional Chinese Version)

In order for long-term users to avoid the inconvenience resulting from paying for domain name extension, TWNIC planned to release the selective solution for diversified domain name extension payment on April 15th. Now TWNIC is actively performing tests for payment procedures with cooperative banks to ensure stable online services for the new solutions. The other registered organizations also planned to provide this new solution successively. In addition to the original online credit card payment, this new selective service for extension payment provides the new type of “System auto-sending remittance account number to the bank” function. (more)

from .vn

31 March 2003

VNNIC and Hi-Tek cooperate to set up online domain name registration process

The Vietnam Internet Center (VNNIC) and the Hi-Tek Company (US) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in Hanoi. Accordingly, two sides will co-operate to set up an online “.vn” domain name registration process to create favourable conditions for international and domestic organizations and individuals to take part in Internet activities and provide Internet services in Vietnam. Two sides will also cooperate to develop propagation and advertising plans on the important role of domain names and popularizing utilities of the second level domain name under the high level “.vn” domain name. (more)

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