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    What are the Whois Policies for the .NY TLD ?
    by Anonymous on Friday June 10 2005, @07:27AM (#15527)
    What are the Whois Policies for the .NY TLD ?

    Were you at the recent meeting in Albany.NY ?

    See: http://www.New.NY
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    by Anonymous on Friday June 10 2005, @07:29AM (#15528)

    Welcome to the website for Albany, New York, the Capital City of the Empire State.

    Mayor Gerald D. Jennings

    Welcome to the official website for the City of Albany, New York. Albany enjoys a vibrant downtown, a rich mixture of historical neighborhoods, and an exciting variety of arts, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Albany serves as the capital of New York State and it has a population of approximately 100,000. As a city that has existed for over 300 years, Albany has played a critically important role throughout the history of New York State, as well as the entire nation.
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    Code Talks and .BS Walks - Where's The CODE ?
    by Anonymous on Friday June 10 2005, @12:03PM (#15530)
    Code Talks and .BS Walks - Where's The CODE ?

    Where's The CODE ?

    Why waste time on some Australians headed to Europe?
    Ah, Milton wants another pork-funded trip to play soccer. Amazing the priorities of academics with
    way too much time on their hands.
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    ICANN Approves .hill Domain for Hillbillies
    by Anonymous on Friday June 10 2005, @12:48PM (#15534)
    ICANN Approves .hill Domain for Hillbillies


    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the oversight group for the World Wide Web, has begun negotiations that could lead to the establishment of a separate domain for hillbilly sites. ICANN said it has begun to have "commercial and technical negotiations" with West Virginia internet registry Grandma's Guns-N-Jerky Inc. (GGNJ) about establishing a top-level domain, or TLD, that would bear the suffix .hill.
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    time running out on unrestricted WHOIS?
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Friday June 10 2005, @02:15PM (#15536)
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    Milton, I'm surprised to see you write:

    ...time is running out on unrestricted access to Whois data...

    This is news to me. I thought those wanting a less public WHOIS were in the (presumably losing) minority insofar as ICANN is concerned. -g

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    WHOIS and $50 WIFI Router with DYNDNS.WS
    by Anonymous on Sunday June 12 2005, @04:30AM (#15548)
    WHOIS and $50 WIFI Router with DYNDNS.WS

    Note: The new wave of Virtual ISPs (vISPs) use
    the DYNDNS.ORG feature in the WIFI Routers for
    their own **internal** naming and numbering.
    The consumer does not know it is there, just
    like their DSL PPPOE account and login. The
    minimal whois information in the DYNDNS database
    points to the Virtual ISP. Some call this lock-in.
    Consumers like it because they just want it to
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    When Your SSN is Required in WHOIS -Soon Real Soon
    by Anonymous on Sunday June 12 2005, @04:55AM (#15549)
    When Your SSN is Required in WHOIS -Soon Real Soon

    Mexican nationals renting their SSN to folks who don't have one:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/07/business/07immig rant.html
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    What happens if someone ignores it?
    by anotherblackhat on Monday June 13 2005, @10:52AM (#15567)
    User #3427 Info
    There is nothing currently preventing anyone with a domain from giving out subdomains with any policy they chose.
    Granted yourdomain.2d4.com isn't as nice as yourdomain.com, but it could (theoretically) be yours without the need for any whois entry.

    What happens when someone starts doing this, do they pull the plug on the SLD?

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    U.S. Government Secretly Invites ICANN Insiders
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 15 2005, @09:48AM (#15588)
    http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/counc il/msg01005.html

    "Suzanne Sene [U.S. DOC], the Government Advisory Committee liaison to the GNSO Council, informed the council of an invitational working session, intended for all GAC members, with invitation to the Councils of the relevant ICANN Supporting Organizations, relevant ICANN staff and invited guest speakers/participants. The aim was to
    broaden understanding of the diverse aspects of domain name and IP address data maintained by registries and registrars, the public display of this data via WHOIS services, and the impact of the data on combating illegal activities on the Internet. The session would not be open to other attendance and was planned for Sunday 10 July, 2005 from 14:00 to 18:00."

    Kurt Pritz agreed and said that ICANN also felt a sense of urgency driven by the MoU with the Department of Commerce coming to a close. The present sTLD round has raised a series of complex issues that needed to be resolved by economists and technologists before future TLDs were launched.
    The list of questions to be sent to Council by June 9, 2005, were regarded as a 'work in progress document' and creating a procedure for introducing new TLDs. A matrix would be created into which the input from various organizations would be filled in.
    Council proposed working sessions with ICANN staff and the GNSO Council either at a physical ICANN meeting or a special teleconference to work through the questions and answers.
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