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ccTLD SRS Upgrade

The ccTLD SRS scheduled System Upgrade for 24 March 2007 between 15:00 – 19:00 UTC has started as of 15:00 UTC.

During the system upgrade you may expect the following:

SRS: Not Available
Web-based Admin Interface: Not Available
DNS: Available; names will continue to resolve normally.
WHOIS: Not Available
OT&E: Available

Afilias will deploy the following enhancements in the ccTLD Production SRS during the system upgrade:

1. Low balance threshold notification will now include registrar’s current account balance 2. The following report « rpt_xxx_daily_billable_transactions » will have extra column « Amount » displaying amount charged per transaction.
3. The following new country codes (as per ISO 3166) will be added to EPP and Web [GG- GUERNSEY, IM – ISLE OF MAN, JE – JERSEY, ME – MONTENEGRO, RS – SERBIA].
4. The following country codes [CS – SERBIA and MONTENEGRO, TP – EAST TIMOR] will be deprecated (as per ISO 3166). The existing contacts using these countries will have no effect and contact update will be possible.
However registrars will no longer be able to create a new contact or update an existing contact using the aforementioned deprecated country codes via Web or EPP.

.ORG Registry DNS Publication Maintenance

The .ORG Shared Registry System (SRS) is scheduled for a DNS publication maintenance on 21 April 2007 between the hours of 15:00 and 19:00 UTC.
During this period, the .ORG Shared Registry System (SRS), including the Web-based Administrative Interface and the WHOIS service will be available. Registering and manipulating domain names and other registry objects will not be affected. Domains will continue to resolve normally. Updates to the DNS will be held in queue until the maintenance is completed.

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. » …

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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. » …

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