8 possible headlines for yesterday’s New TLD hearing

How do you describe an uneventful congressional hearing? Yesterday the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing about the introduction of new top level domains. The session, lightly attended by senators, was a bit bland. But here are 8 possible headlines I could think of...

New UDRP Provider Applies to ICANN, UDRP Status Back on Agenda

UDRP on the docket for ICANN meeting next week. ICANN’s Board of Directors will again consider its contractual relationships with Uniform domain-name Dispute Resolution Policy providers at its August 5 meeting, as well as consent to post an application from an entity wishing to...

DNS Gains Added Measure of Security Starting Today

The 13 globally distributed server clusters--known within Internet engineering circles as the Root Zone--will begin cryptographically signing DNS look-ups. Domain Name System - DNS root zone - Protocols - DNS - DNS Providers...

Domain Registrars legal framework clarified in France?

In a ruling published on August 29th 2009, Paris’ Tribunal de Grande Instance has clarified the legal framework of domain names registrars. Five years since the first law framing the liability of technical intermediaries such as Internet Service Providers (based on EC Directive 2000/31/EC)...