Stratton Sclavos on trust.

Says Stratton Sclavos: The digital infrastructure built over the last decade provides the opportunity for untold economic and societal benefits, but it will only reach its true potential if it can be trusted. However, what’s even more important th…

Says Stratton Sclavos: The digital infrastructure built over the last decade provides the opportunity for untold economic and societal benefits, but it will only reach its true potential if it can be trusted. However, what’s even more important than a net which can be trusted (this is a non-trivial notion…) is trustworthy behaviour on the network’s edges.

ARIN discussing change of bulk WHOIS policy.

Oscar Robles-Garay just forwarded this proposed policy change from the address world to the Names Council’s whois Task Force. The suggested policy change: ARIN is going to include point of contact information with their WHOIS bulk data. Access to …

Oscar Robles-Garay just forwarded this proposed policy change from the address world to the Names Council’s whois Task Force. The suggested policy change: ARIN is going to include point of contact information with their WHOIS bulk data. Access to bulk data is tied to an Acceptable Use Policy: The ARIN WHOIS data is for Internet operational or technical research purposes pertaining to Internet operations only. It may not be used for advertising, direct marketing, marketing research, or similar purposes. Use of the ARIN WHOIS data for these activities is explicitly forbidden.

GoDaddy to offer “unlisted” domain name registration.

Go Daddy offers domain name registrations which replace the registrant’s actual WHOIS information by “Domains By Proxy, Inc” int he registrant field and in all the contact fields. From a formal point of view, this looks like an application of sect…

Go Daddy offers domain name registrations which replace the registrant’s actual WHOIS information by “Domains By Proxy, Inc” int he registrant field and in all the contact fields. From a formal point of view, this looks like an application of section 3.7.7.3 of the RAA: Domains By Proxy is the Registered Domain Name Holder, and and licenses the use of the domain name to the “actual” registrant. By doing so, Domains By Proxy accepts “liability for harm caused by wrongful use of the Registered Name, unless it promptly discloses the identity of the licensee to a party providing the Registered Name Holder reasonable evidence of actionable harm.”

ICANN’s MoU has been renewed

ICANN’s Memorandum of Understanding has been extended until September 2003. (ICANN’s press release) Alexander Svensson has a posted a summary of the changes between the 2000 MoU and the new MoU.

ICANN’s Memorandum of Understanding has been extended until September 2003. (ICANN’s press release) Alexander Svensson has a posted a summary of the changes between the 2000 MoU and the new MoU.