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NeuLevel : Maintenance .biz, .us, .cn, .tw

Les environnements de production des registres NeuLevel et NeuStar seront en maintenance le samedi 21 avril 2007 de 12h00 à 20h00. Veuillez noter que le .biz ne devrait être en maintenance que durant 6h, donc à partir de 18h les connexions aux .biz seront rétablies.
Dans notre annonce précédente, nous avions mentionné que les IDN .BIZ chinois et japonais subirait aussi cette maintenance, mais cela a été remis à une date ultérieure.

Pendant cet entretien, les serveurs suivants seront indisponibles :
.BIZ : de 12h00 à 18h00
.US : de 12h00 à 20h00
.CN : de 12h00 à 20h00
IDN CN : de 12h00 à 20h00
.TW : de 12h00 à 20h00
.Travel : de 12h00 à 20h00

UNWTO and .travel Unveil New Emergency Response Portal – www.sos.travel

« BERLIN (March 5, 2007) – In an effort to reach out to the global travel community during times of crises, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with Tralliance Corporation, the .travel Registry, have announced plans to utilize the .travel domain for its online Emergency Management System – www.sos.travel.
The portal, which initially focuses on Avian Flu preparation, will be enhanced to become a unified global tracking system for all emergencies and crises affecting tourists and the industry sector. »

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Mobile advertising is going to be huge in 2007

« Mobile advertising is going to be increasingly high-profile in the next few years. And I don’t mean Crazy Frog or those baffling Phones 4 U TV commercials. Advertising on your mobile has so far been largely restricted to annoying spam text messages – the sort that often arrive at 3am. But that’s going to change, with mobile operators and content companies keen to make extra revenue, and big brands eager to find a way of reaching the young consumes who’ve been deserting print and TV in their droves. »

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.kr (South Korea) second level Landrush

The Landrush for second level .kr registrations began on Wednesday 28th March. Second level .kr names are open to all companies, organisation and individuals in Korea. Local presence is a requirement for registration!

The .kr Registry accepts applications during the Landrush phase is until 11th April. The Landrush phase is not on a first come, first served basis.

When the Registry receives multiple applicants for the same domain during the Landrush phase, the Registry will conduct a lottery to determine who will be assigned the domain name.

The Landrush results will be announced on 12th April. General registration begins on 19th April 2007.

Source : DomainNews

Your .biz in chinese or japanese IDN

Chinese and Japanese Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) language scripts will be available in the .biz domain space from April 2007.

IDN .biz domain names are unrestricted and are registered on a first come, first served basis. The new languages will be conformant to the Guidelines for the Implementation of Internationalised Domain Names, Version 2.1, which can be found on ICANN’s website.

Source : DomainNews

DNSbe : Letter from DAD Deutscher Adressdienst GmbH (slamming)

DNS BE has been contacted by many persons who received a letter with « Belgian Internet Registry » as heading, sent by the company DAD Deutscher Adressdienst GmbH, Postfach 760230, 22052 Hamburg, Germany.

The letter invites them to verify their company and website addresses in order to subscribe to a Belgian Internet Registry after an annual payment of 958 €.

DNS BE insists on the fact that this company has no link whatsoever with DNS BE and is not a accredited registrar of DNS BE. Should you have

Should you have questions about your website or your domain name, we advise you to contact your official DNS BE registrar.

Source : DNSbe, 21/03/07

ICANN Concludes Busy 28th Public Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal

More than 830 people from 81 countries gathered in Lisbon, Portugal for ICANN’s 28th Public Meeting.

« We’ve just finished one of ICANN’s busiest and issue-intensive meetings and it helped ICANN make substantial progress on numerous fronts, » said Dr Vint Cerf, Chairman of ICANN.

Considerations included:

* The formalization of three relationships with country code top level domain (ccTLD) managers: .ly – Libya (General Post and Telecommunication Company), .ci – Côte d’Ivoire (Institut National Polytechnique Felix Houphouet Boigny), and .ru – Russia (Coordination Center for TLD RU).
* The formation of a new working group to develop the recommendations in the Final Task Force Report on Whois Services presented to the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GSNO) on 16 March 2007. The group will have broad and balanced participation and has 120 days to consider input and report back to the GNSO Council, which will then decide whether to recommend any changes on Whois policy to the ICANN Board.
* A discussion on Registrar Accreditation Agreements and how to improve them especially in the context of the enormous difficulties that registrants who have their domain names registered through the registrar known as RegisterFly.
* The creation of three new Regional At Large Organizations that will give Internet users from Africa, Europe, and Asia-Australia-Pacific direct input into ICANN.
* Rejection of the .XXX Sponsored Top Level Domain application.
* Presentations by Sweden and Bulgaria on the enhanced Domain Name System security enhancements in their respective TLDs.
* The launch of ICANN’s new website with better navigation and new features to increase ICANN’s transparency and accountability.
* Updates on moving to IPv6 to expand the number of IP addresses available to global Internet users and the process of introducing Internationalized Domain Names to introduce non-Latin characters to the root.
* The release of the One World Trust (http://www.oneworldtrust.org) independent review of ICANN’s accountability and transparency which stated that overall ICANN is a very transparent organization, noting that it shares a large quantity of information through its website, probably more than any other global organisation. The report also identifies areas for improvement. See http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-4-29mar07.htm
* The release of the next steps in the development of a set of Management Operating Principles for accountability and transparency.

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Internet ICANN Once More Rejects Creation of .XXX Domain

ICANN rejects the creation of an .XXX domain for the third time

An international agency today once again rejected the creation of an .XXX domain for web sites that contain adult content. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted down the proposal by ICM Registry LLC in a 9-5 vote — ICANN is responsible for managing the domain-name address system for the Internet. The latest vote marks the third time that ICANN denied a proposal for a universal .XXX domain.

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