Toute l'actualité des noms de domaine et nouveaux gTLDs

calendrier

Maintenance DNS du registre .ORG (21/04/07)

Une maintenance pour la diffusion DNS du registre des .ORG est programmé pour le 21 avril 2007 de 15h00 à 19h00.
Pendant cette période, le .système d’enregistrement des .ORG (SRS), y compris l’interface d’administration Web et le service de WHOIS, seront disponibles.
Durant cette période, les enregistrements et autres manipulations ne seront pas affectés. Les domaines continueront à résoudre normalement.
Les demandes de mises à jour DNS seront stockées jusqu’à la fin de la maintenance.

CNNIC Maintenance announcement

We have been informed by the .CN Registry (CNNIC) that they will be performing maintenance on Sunday , March 25, 2007 from 13:00 – 17:00 UTC (09:00 to 13:00 EDT). During this maintenance the .CN Registry Gateway will be unavailable.

In addition, please note that CNNIC has informed us that they will be performing maintenance at this time every last Sunday of the month.

Prior to each month’s maintenance we will send a reminder notice to all registrars.

DotMobi Mobile Web Developer’s Guide released

« I am happy to announce that dotMobi recently released the Mobile Web Developer’s Guide . The goal of this guide is to provide web developers with enough knowledge to get started on the creation of Web content for mobile users. It covers the benefits of publishing for mobile users, how mobile delivery differs from desktop delivery and how to design for the mobile context. » …

Read more on DotMobi Blog

Cybersquatting Remains on the Rise with further Risk to Trademarks from New Registration Practices

« The number of cybersquatting disputes filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2006 increased by 25% as compared to 2005. In a related development, the evolution of the domain name registration system is causing growing concern for trademark owners, in particular some of the effects of the use of computer software to automatically register expired domain names and their ‘parking’ on pay-per-click portal sites, the option to register names free-of-charge for a five-day ‘tasting’ period, the proliferation of new registrars, and the establishment of new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). The combined result of these developments is to create greater opportunities for the mass, often anonymous, registration of domain names without specific consideration of third-party intellectual property rights. « While electronic commerce has flourished with the expansion of the Internet, recent developments in the domain name registration system have fostered practices which threaten the interests of trademark owners and cause consumer confusion. Practices such as ‘domain name tasting’ risk turning the domain name system into a mostly speculative market. Domain names used to be primarily specific identifiers of businesses and other Internet users, but many names nowadays are mere commodities for speculative gain, » noted Mr. Francis Gurry, WIPO Deputy Director General, who oversees WIPO’s dispute resolution work. « The rate at which domain names change hands and the difficulty to track such mass automated registrations challenge trademark owners in their pursuit of cybersquatters, » he said. « With domain names becoming moving targets for rights holders, due consideration should be given to concrete policy responses, » he added. » …

Read more on WIPO

International domain names succeed in testing

Internationalised domain names (IDNs) have moved a step closer to reality, after ICANN announced it had successfully completed testing.

Currently, domain names can be composed of just 37 core symbols, including numbers, letters from the Latin alphabet and the hyphen.

However, many countries whose languages use other characters – such as Chinese or Arabic – have long been demanding the ability to use IDNs based on those characters. Advocates see this development as crucial to retaining a single global internet.

ICANN – the organisation that administers domain names – commissioned a laboratory test of IDNs in October 2006. The test was designed to establish whether the use of encoded internationalised characters would « have any impact on the operations of the root name servers providing delegations, or the iterative mode resolvers ».

ICANN announced the results on Wednesday. « No impact at all could be detected, » wrote tester Lars-Johan Liman. « All involved systems behaved exactly as expected. » All details of the test setup and design are available on ICANN’s website, so that it can be replicated if desired.

However, the test did not include the « end-user perspective » or a live root test, but concentrated instead on « replicating the root server environment ». This suggests that significant further testing needs to be done before IDNs are allowed.

Source : ZDNet UK, David Meyer