The Domain Name Registration System

Author: Jenny Ng
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415668131
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book offers a comparative analysis of the domain name registration systems utililsed in Australia and the United Kingdom. Taking an international perspective, the author analyses the global trends and dynamics of the domain name registration systems and explores the advantages and disadvantages of restrictive and less restrictive systems by addressing issues of consumer protection. The book examines the regulatory frameworks in the restrictive and unrestrictive registration systems and considers recent developments in this area. Jenny Ng also examines the legal and economic implications of these regulatory frameworks, drawing upon economic theory, regulatory and systems theory as well as applying rigorous legal analysis. In doing so, this work proposes ways in which such systems could be better designed to reflect the needs of the specific circumstances in individual jurisdictions. The Domain Name Registration System will be of particular interest to academics and students of IT law and e-commerce.

Signposts in Cyberspace

Author: Committee on Internet Navigation and the Domain Name System: Technical Alternatives and Policy Implications
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309096405
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The Domain Name System (DNS) enables user-friendly alphanumeric names-domain names-to be assigned to Internet sites. Many of these names have gained economic, social, and political value, leading to conflicts over their ownership, especially names containing trademarked terms. Congress, in P.L. 105-305, directed the Department of Commerce to request the NRC to perform a study of these issues. When the study was initiated, steps were already underway to address the resolution of domain name conflicts, but the continued rapid expansion of the use of the Internet had raised a number of additional policy and technical issues. Furthermore, it became clear that the introduction of search engines and other tools for Internet navigation was affecting the DNS. Consequently, the study was expanded to include policy and technical issues related to the DNS in the context of Internet navigation. This report presents the NRC's assessment of the current state and future prospects of the DNS and Internet navigation, and its conclusions and recommendations concerning key technical and policy issues.

Ruling the Root

Author: Milton L. Mueller
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262263795
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Ruling the Root, Milton Mueller uses the theoretical framework of institutional economics to analyze the global policy and governance problems created by the assignment of Internet domain names and addresses. "The root" is the top of the domain name hierarchy and the Internet address space. It is the only point of centralized control in what is otherwise a distributed and voluntaristic network of networks. Both domain names and IP numbers are valuable resources, and their assignment on a coordinated basis is essential to the technical operation of the Internet. Mueller explains how control of the root is being leveraged to control the Internet itself in such key areas as trademark and copyright protection, surveillance of users, content regulation, and regulation of the domain name supply industry.Control of the root originally resided in an informally organized technical elite comprised mostly of American computer scientists. As the Internet became commercialized and domain name registration became a profitable business, a six-year struggle over property rights and the control of the root broke out among Internet technologists, business and intellectual property interests, international organizations, national governments, and advocates of individual rights. By the late 1990s, it was apparent that only a new international institution could resolve conflicts among the factions in the domain name wars. Mueller recounts the fascinating process that led to the formation of a new international regime around ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. In the process, he shows how the vaunted freedom and openness of the Internet is being diminished by the institutionalization of the root.

Internet Domain Name Trademark Protection

Author: Howard Coble
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788186967
Format: PDF
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Witnesses include: Rep. Howard Coble, Chmn., House Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property; Gabriel A. Battista, CEO, Network Solutions, Inc.; Michael K. Kirk, Exec. Dir., Amer. Intellectual Property Law Assoc.; Hon. Bruce A. Lehman, Assist. Sec. of Commerce and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Dept. of Commerce; David Stimson, Pres., Int'l. Trademark Assoc.; Douglas Wood, Exec. Partner, Hall, Dickler, Kent, Friedman and Wood, for the Coalition for Advertising Supported Information and Entertainment (CASIE); and John Wood, Senior Internet Consultant, Prince, PLC.

DNS For Dummies

Author: Blair Rampling
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764516832
Format: PDF, Docs
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* Unique entry-level guide to Domain Name System (DNS), whichtranslates Internet host names into IP addresses and is used withall Internet servers * Shows how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS on bothWindows and UNIX servers * Helps people seeking technology certifications bone up on DNStheory, terminology, and architecture-a requirement in severalpopular exams * Includes real-world examples based on the author's dailyexperience with both large and small networks

Internet Domain Names Trademarks and Free Speech

Author: Jacqueline D. Lipton
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849806985
Format: PDF, Docs
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As the first form of truly rivalrous digital property, Internet domain names raise many challenges for law and policy makers. Analyzing the ways in which past disputes have been decided by courts and arbitrators, Jacqueline Lipton offers a comprehensive, global examination of the legal, regulatory and policy issues that will shape the future of Internet domain name governance. This comprehensive examination of domain name disputes involving personal names and political and cultural issues sheds light on the need to balance trademark policy, free speech and other pressing interests such as privacy and personality rights. The author stresses that because domain names can only be registered to one person at a time, they create problems of scarcity not raised by other forms of digital assets. Also discussed are the kinds of conflicts over domain names that are not effectively addressed by existing regulations, as well as possible regulatory reforms. Internet Domain Names, Trademarks and Free Speech brings pivotal new insights to bear in intellectual property and free speech discourse. As such, policymakers, scholars and students of intellectual property, cyber law, computer law, constitutional law, and e-commerce law will find it a valuable resource.

Internet Domain Names

Author: Leonard G. Kruger
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437927084
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Domain Name System (DNS) is the distrib. set of databases residing in computers around the world that contain address numbers mapped to corresponding domain names, making it possible to send and receive messages and to access info. from computers anywhere on the Internet. The DNS is managed and operated by a not-for-profit public benefit corp. called the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Contents of this report: Background and History; ICANN Basics: ICANN¿s Relationship with the U.S. Gov¿t.; Affirmation of Commitments; DOC Agree. with IANA and VeriSign; ICANN and the Internat. Community; Adding New Generic Top Level Domains; ICANN and Cybersecurity; Privacy and the WHOIS Database. Illus.


Author: Paul Albitz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596001582
Format: PDF
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This text covers the 9.1.0 and 8.2.3 versions of BIND as well as the older 4.9 version. There's also more extensive coverage of NOTIFY, IPv6 forward and reverse mapping, transaction signatures, and the DNS Security Extensions.