GATT.org, WIPO, and some background.

“Problems experienced with the registration of GATT.org […] which is used to provide misleading information to the public via a site that is deceptively similar to the official WTO site” are cited as a prominent example in paragraph 147 of the W…

“Problems experienced with the registration of GATT.org […] which is used to provide misleading information to the public via a site that is deceptively similar to the official WTO site are cited as a prominent example in paragraph 147 of the WIPO2 report’s section on protection of the names and acronyms of International Intergovernmental Organizations in the DNS. The report was part of the process which lead to these recommendations currently under consideration at ICANN.

A summary of a conference talk given by the guys behind gatt.org which gives some more background information about the “problems” is available at LawMeme (scroll down to the end of the story; link through copyfight).

RISKS: change of address programs and registrars’ customer data

According to this story in the latest RISKS digest, Network Solutions is using a change of address database to update its customer data into which — allegedly — anyone can enter information without any kind of verification. Yet another way to st…

According to this story in the latest RISKS digest, Network Solutions is using a change of address database to update its customer data into which — allegedly — anyone can enter information without any kind of verification.

Yet another way to steal a domain name?

Mysterious bounces.

Seems like non-existing addresses @does-not-exist.org start receiving bounces from a variety of sources. If you get (or got) spam from an address @does-not-exist.org, please let me know.

Seems like non-existing addresses @does-not-exist.org start receiving bounces from a variety of sources. If you get (or got) spam from an address @does-not-exist.org, please let me know.

More on Domains By Proxy

Both Wendy and Bret point to a recent case in which Go Daddy’s Domains By Proxy cancelled the privacy service upon receipt of a cease and desist letter. Bad enough, it seems like that’s the behaviour Domains By Proxy is designed to show: On the on…

Both Wendy and Bret point to a recent case in which Go Daddy’s Domains By Proxy cancelled the privacy service upon receipt of a cease and desist letter. Bad enough, it seems like that’s the behaviour Domains By Proxy is designed to show: On the one hand, there’s RAA 3.7.7.3 (I’ll leave a discussion of the peculiarities of this rule to the blogging lawyers), and on the other hand, there’s that quite lengthy section of DBP’s license agreement entitled DBP’s rights to deny, suspend, terminate service and to disclose your personal information.

So, ultimately, all this service gives you is an opportunity not to have your personal information published. It’s not about anonymous registrations or protecting controversial free speech at all.

ALAC proposes Criteria and Accreditation Process for At-Large Structures

The At-Large Advisory Committee has published Proposed Criteria and Accreditation Process for At-Large Structures, and Proposed Guidelines for Regional At-Large Organizations’ (RALOs) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ICANN. Comments are soli…

The At-Large Advisory Committee has published Proposed Criteria and Accreditation Process for At-Large Structures, and Proposed Guidelines for Regional At-Large Organizations’ (RALOs) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ICANN. Comments are solicited until 23 April 2003.