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Domain Name Policy in 2001 Boudewijn Nederkoorn Chairman Council of European National TLD Registries. Emerging organizations in the Domain Name Area Trends in Naming Policies - global - European - .nl; a case study WIPO Internet Domain Name Process. Emerging organizations

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Domain Name Policy

in 2001

Boudewijn Nederkoorn

Chairman Council of European

National TLD Registries


  • Emerging organizations in the Domain Name Area

  • Trends in Naming Policies

    • - global

    • - European

    • - .nl; a case study

  • WIPO Internet Domain Name Process


  • Emerging organizations

    in the Domain Name Area

    GeneralICANN (new IANA)

    DNSO

    ccTLD specificCENTRE

    APLTD

    LACTLD

    AFTLD

    NATLD

    WWTLD


    Council of European National TLD Registries - CENTR

    • focus on European ccTLDs

    • project in 1998; 35 participants

    • legal body early 1999

    • decision on location November 1998

    • 300 KECU yearly budget


    Aspects of TLD Naming Policies

    • first come, first served

    • only organizations or also individuals can apply

    • one name per holder or more

    • restrictions on country of in corporation

    • restrictions on choice of name

    • dispute prevention and resolution


    Trends in Naming Policies

    Global

    gTLDsliberal policy with few restrictions

    ccTLDspartly operating as gTLDs

    role of governments


    Trends in Naming Policies

    • European

    • diversity of naming policiesranging from strict (.se, .fr, .no)to liberal (.de, .dk, .uk)

    • harmonization as a result of CENTR:- exchange of views and experience- documentation of practices- workshops

    • slight tendency towards liberalization


    Trends in Naming Policies

    Registry .nl:a case study

    non member organization (stability/continuity)

    supporting organization based on membership

    275 members; fee 1.000 $ per year

    formal tasks SO relate to:

    - election 4 of 7 board members- tariffs- naming policy


    Developing local TLD policy

    and naming rules

    • A case study: .NL

      • Phase 1: 1986-1996

  • One man show

    • Phase 2: 1996-1998

  • Establishment legal body

  • Evaluation after two years

    • Phase 3: 1999 -

  • New naming rules


  • Naming policy

    • Phase 1 (until October 1996):

      • only organizations can register

      • only one name per organization

      • second Level Domains only

      • domain name must reflect name organization

      • no appeal possible

    • Phase 2 (up until now):

      • only organizations can register

      • second Level Domains only

      • generic names not allowed unless registered as trademark

      • appeals handled by the Registry

    • Conference on 9 June 1998:

    • Evaluation and building consensus


    Phase 3 (from 1999):

    • only organizations can register

    • Second Level Domains only

    • no direct reference to trademarks

    • all names allowed except:- names that can be misleading in social life: (government, hospital, school)- names of branches in economic life (bookstore, hotels, autolease)

    • appeals handled outside the Registry


    WIPO Internet Domain Name Process

    • dispute prevention

    • dispute resolution

    • famous marks in the gTLDs

    • new gTLDs and IP-rights

  • Regional consultations in Europe:

  • Brussels September 29Budapest October 22


  • URL’s

    CENTRhttp://www.ripe.net/centr

    .nlhttp://www.nic.nl

    WIPOhttp://wipo2.wipo.int


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