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29 January 2006

EU lawmakers propose internet charter (sabcnews.com)

European lawmakers have proposed establishing a charter setting out international rules on running the Internet. MEPs say the plans are designed to push for international governance of the web following a UN summit on the issue in Tunisia in November.

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World Telecommunication Development Conference 2006 to agree on telecommunication development priori (press)

The first world development conference following the landmark World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is due to open in six weeks in Doha, Qatar. The purpose of the conference is to focus on development priorities in telecommunications and agree on the programmes, projects and initiatives to implement them. It will take into account the WSIS Geneva Plan of Action and Tunis Agenda, which aim at bridging the digital divide. A key objective is to promote international cooperation, regional initiatives and partnerships that can sustain and strengthen telecommunication infrastructure and institutions in developing countries. The Doha Action Plan will set out ways to implement these goals over the next four years.

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The Official Website of the 1st Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (Internet Governance Forum)

Here, you will find useful information about the Forum, the state of preparations, as well as important documentation related to Internet Governance issues.

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Sex.com fetches $12 million as domain name (canada.com)

So you want to buy sex.com? Too late. What is arguably the most valuable piece of real estate on the Internet has been sold for a reported $12 million U.S. in cash and stock by San Diego website developer Gary Kremen.

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my: MCMC, Mynic seek domain name feedback (star-techcentral.com)

Mynic, Malaysia's designated country-code top level domain name managing organisation, and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) are seeking a second round of public feedback on their plan to bring back second-level domain names.

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The First French Judicial Decision Over .EU (circleid.com)

Over at VoxPI, Alexandre Nappey reports that, a few days ago, the first French judicial decision over a .eu domain name was released -- or more specifically the first decision over an application for a .eu name.

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UK is .eu sceptic (El Reg)

Germany is leading the scramble to snap up new European domains, while the UK is being a tad .eusceptic.

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au: Scammers go offline (The Age)

If cyberland is the new frontier, then Chesley Rafferty and Brad Norrish are definitely its cowboys. The pair have gained a reputation as profligate cyber-scammers for sending out misleading invoices to businesses asking them to register their domain names.

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WIPO Responds to Significant Cybersquatting Activity In 2005 (circleid.com)

A report released by WIPO has announced a 20% increase in the number of cybersquatting cases filed in 2005 as compared to 2004. The report further indicates that “in 2005, a total of 1,456 cybersquatting cases were filed with WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center. This increase represents the highest number of cybersquatting cases handled by the WIPO Center since 2001.”

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WIPO responds to significant cybersquatting activity in 2005 (news release) (WIPO)

WIPO saw a 20% increase in the number of cybersquatting (abusive registration of trademarks as domain names) cases filed in 2005 as compared to 2004. In 2005, a total of 1,456 cybersquatting cases were filed with WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center. This increase represents the highest number of cybersquatting cases handled by the WIPO Center since 2001.

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