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Newsletter (July 2003)

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1. What’s New (1 June 2003 – 31 July 2003)

Next APTLD Meeting will be held on 23rd August at Busan, Korea

APTLD On-line Meeting to Discuss Draft APTLD Membership WG Charter

APTLD Recommended Peter Denagate Thrush to Participate in ccNSO LG

Professor Hualin Qian nominated for ICANN Board

ICANN Submits Seventh Status Report to US Department of Commerce

ICANN Meetings in Montreal, Canada

Deployment of Internationalized Domain Names

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

from .au

30 July 2003

Web Access breaches transfers policy

auDA has found that Web Access, a reseller of Enetica, has breached the Transfers (Change of Registrar of Record) Policy. (more)

17 July 2003

Latest “net.au” mail out by Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd

auDA has become aware that Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd (DNA) is sending letters and/or faxes to some domain name registrants regarding the net.au version of their .au domain name being available or unregistered. (more)

03 July 2003

Domain registry reaps $9m

The new Australian internet domain name regime has paid handsomely for the company which now runs the .au internet name database, with registrations for the first year of its operation far higher than forecast. (more)

19 June 2003

Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd

auDA has become aware that a company named Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd (DNA) is sending letters and/or faxes to some domain name registrants regarding the .com version of their .au domain name being available or unregistered. (more)

18 June 2003

Discount Domain Name Services breaches new transfer policy

auDA has found that actions by Discount Domain Name Services (DDNS) breached the new Transfers (Change of Registrar of Record) Policy (auDA published policy number 2003-03). (more)

16 June 2003

auDA – New transfers policy commences Monday 16 June 2003

The new Transfers (Change of Registrar) Policy (2003-03) came into force at 10am AEST on Monday 16 June 2003. (more)

2 June 2003

AU domain administrator reviews info access

The .au domain administrator is considering relaxing some of the limits on information about domain name holders in a move designed to help academic institutions conduct research about the Internet. (more)

from .cn

27 May 2003

Chinese Domain Names Officially Released

The China Internet Network Information Centre has officially released a series of Chinese domain names. Web surfers can visit websites by directly typing Chinese characters in the address bar of their browser. (more)

from .hk

22 July 2003

Simplified Procedure for New Domain Name Registration

To make new domain name registration easier for customers, we are pleased to announce that a temporary name server record will be provided for new domain name registration with NO valid name server details supplied during registration. (more)

30 June 2003

HKDNR launches the New Service Partner Porgram Version 2.0

Responding to request from the public, HKDNR has officially launched our new Service Partner Program v.2.0 on 30-June-03. (more)

18 June 2003

Lucky Draw Of The HKDNR Survey On Second-Level “.HK” Domain Name

HKDNR held a 2-week User Survey on Second-Level “.hk” domain name in June 2003. The survey has received an overwhelming response with a considerable number of replies received. To express our appreciation, ten individual domain names were offered in a lucky draw to all respondents who have provided their feedback. (more)

3 June 2003

HKIRC holds User Survey on DotHK Domain Name from 2nd June to 16th June 2003

Complete the Online Survey and Get Your FREE Individual Domain Name (“.idv.hk”) (more)

from .jp

31 July 2003

JPRS started to distribute IDN standards (RFCs)-compatible i-Nav™ plug-in for Japanese JP Domain Name on July 30, 2003

JRRS started to distribute IDN standards (RFCs) -compatible i-Nav™ plug-in for Japanese JP Domain Name on July 30, 2003. The i-Nav™ (version 4.0) can be downloaded at JPRS i-Nav™ distribution website (http://jprs.jp/i-Nav/). If you have installed previous version of i-Nav™ plug-in, you do not have to re-install version 4.0, as your i-Nav™ will be automatically updated within around a week. (more)

11 July 2003

JPRS Launched IDN Standards-Compatible Japanese JP Domain Name Registration Service on July 10, 2003 – Japanese JP Domain Name Is Accessible through Standards-Compatible Browsers Such as Netscape® 7.1

JPRS launched IDN standards (RFCs)-compatible Japanese JP Domain Name registration Service on July 10, 2003. This enables the use of Japanese JP Domain Name through the browsers such as Netscape® 7.1(*). (more)

23 June 2003

JPRS Will Start RFC-based Japanese JP Domain Name Registration and Management Services from July 10 – Upon Agreement of Global Framework for Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Registration

Japan Registry Service Co., Ltd. (JPRS; Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Koki Higashida), the company responsible for the management and administration of the .JP top-level domain and operation of the domain name system (DNS), announced today that its Japanese JP domain name registration and management services will comply with RFCs for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) from July 10, in accordance with the release of ICANN document of June 20 (US time) regarding the framework for IDN registrations, which has been developed collaboratively by JPRS, ICANN, and other domain name registries in the world. (more)

from .kr

18 July 2003

KRNIC gives an impetus to the preparation to trace Spam/Hacking/Virus!

KRNIC stepped in the real time reflection of Whois information to fix the healthy Internet culture and to form the basis of clean Internet with Ministry of Information and Communication. (more)

18 July 2003

KRNIC concluded the business agreement in connection with the legal advice on Domain name dispute with C & F Law office

KRNIC and C&F Law Office celebrated the business agreement for the supplement of legal advice service connected with Domain name dispute with about ten participants at the conference room of KRNIC in the morning Jun 25. (more)

18 July 2003

The Fourth Human, Society@Internet Academic Conference by the Joint Supervision of KRNIC and Ewha Women’s University

Korea Network Information center held with Ewha Institute of Science and Technology at Seoul Kyoyuk Munhwan(in Yangjae-dong)from Jun 17 to Jun 20 for three days. The subject for the academic conference was ” the effect of Internet on human and society”. (more)

18 July 2003

KRNIC is going to hold Korean Internet Operation Workshop 2003

KRNIC is going to hold Korean Internet Operation Workshop 2003, and the 16th APNIC Open Policy meeting is opened together. (more)

18 July 2003

URI Standardization Form general meeting and Workshop is hold

URI Standardization Forum in KRNIC is going to openin occasion of the second anniversary of the forum foundation at Gyeonggi Small & Medium Business Center for two days July 3 and July 4. (more)

2 June 2003

KRNIC, Global Root DNS Mirror Site Installation within South Korea

Possibly as early as the later half of this year, a root DNS mirror site will be installed here in Korea.  To install in South Korea a mirror site of the sixth root DNS among 13 that are currently in existence in the world, KRNIC (President, Song Kwan-ho) has, jointly with the Ministry of Information and Communication, negotiated with its operating agency, the Internet Software Consortium (www.isc.org) and has announced that the involved parties have mutually consented on the installation. (more)

from .my

26 May 2003

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and MYNIC, Mimos Berhad (MYNIC) Personal Domain Name Public Consultation Paper (more)

from .nz

22 July 2003

InternetNZ international chairman sees victory for country-code rights

A meeting of internet body ICANN has achieved recognition of a new structure for country-code top-level domain organisations (ccTLDs) like InternetNZ to run their own affairs. (more)

17 July 2003

InternetNZ unlikely to act on child-trapping domains

If you want to start a pornographic website with the name pokemom.co.nz, InternetNZ is unlikely to stand in your way. (more)

15 July 2003

InternetNZ By-Election Results (more)

7 July 2003

Internet Use Statistics (more)

4 July 2003

Geeks may not inherit anything yet

The way .geek.nz backers want to implement their proposed new 2LD looks like holding the process up. (more)

2 July 2003

Overseas bid for Domainz

Bidders from New Zealand and overseas have been selected to proceed to due diligence in the sale of InternetNZ domain name registrar, Domainz. (more)

27 Jule 2003

Review team surveys public on 2LD

The InternetNZ working group reviewing the future of New Zealand’s second level domain (2LD) has heard that a quarter of the respondents would prefer not to have a second level at all. (more)

19 June 2003

New Internet Society Fellows Announced

Nevil Brownlee is well known in New Zealand having guided Auckland University’s networking endeavours for nearly twenty years. Nevil was an key contributor to Kawaihiko, the early university network, and Tuia, the consortium that brought together the interests of both the university sector and the CRIs. Nevil and his staff at the University of Auckland provided the majority of management support for Kawaihiko, minuting meetings, managing its funds and producing periodic reports on traffic. (more)

16 June 2003

Domainz looks to future ahead of sale

Domainz, the company which used to have sole charge of the register of “.nz” Internet addresses, has begun reinventing itself ahead of its imminent sale by its sole shareholder, the non-profit Internet Society, InternetNZ. (more)

from .ph

25 July 2003

Domain name registrar to give ‘.ph’ domains for free

Local Philippine domain registry dotPH is giving out the “.ph” domain to Philippine residents for free in a bid to boost adoption of the country domain, an official told INQ7.net on Friday. (more)

from .tj

30 June 2003

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

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (the IANA), as part of the administrative functions associated with management of the domain-name system root, is responsible for receiving requests for delegation and redelegation of top-level domains, investigating the circumstances pertinent to those requests, and reporting on the requests. This report gives the findings and conclusions of the IANA on its investigation of a request for redelegation of the .tj (Tajikistan) country-code top-level domain (ccTLD). (more)

from .tw

25 July 2003

TWNIC Seminar on Internet Trend 2003 (Traditional Chinese Version) (more)

TWNIC held its annual seminar on Internet Trend on 22nd to 24th July. The theme of this year was Future Development of Internet and Telecommunication Technology. Local experts and governmental authorities were invited to give speeches on this topic and join the later panel discussion. (more)

21 July

First TWING Camp (Traditional Chinese Version) (more)

In conjunction with TWNIC’s annual Seminar on Internet Trend 2003, the first Taiwan Internet Next Generation Camp (TWING) was held on 21st July. The Camp is programmed to provide Taiwan’s young generation the guideline of how to take part in the international Internet events. The TWING participants were encouraged to join the August Busan APNG Camp. (more)

1 July 2003

2 letter idv.tw Released (Traditional Chinese Version) (more)

TWNIC has officially released 2-letter idv.tw domain name at 12:00, July 1 2003. (more)

13 June 2003

DNS Online Tutorial (Traditional Chinese Version)

In order to promote the better utilise of Internet resources, TWNIC has programmed series of DNS training courses from July to September. The relevant training materials were put online for trainee’s easy access. (more)

29 May 2003

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

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (the IANA), as part of the administrative functions associated with management of the domain-name system root, is responsible for receiving requests for delegation and redelegation of top-level domains, investigating the circumstances pertinent to those requests, and reporting on the requests. In September 2000, the IANA received a preliminary request for redelegation of the .tw (Taiwan) country-code top-level domain (ccTLD). This report gives the findings and conclusions of the IANA on its investigation of that request. (more)

From .vn

19 June 2003

Vietnam now has 5 levels of Internet domain name

This is the recently-released regulation of the Ministry of Posts and Telematics (MPT) of Vietnam for better management and use of Internet resources in the country. (more)

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