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RE: [bc-gnso] Geographic names policy in the Domain Name System up to the mid-2000s

  • To: "'Chris Chaplow'" <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'bc - GNSO list'" <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] Geographic names policy in the Domain Name System up to the mid-2000s
  • From: "Ron Andruff" <randruff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:41:35 -0400

Great to see this posting, Chris.  And good to see the light that you have
shed on this issue.  Well done!


Kind regards,




Ron Andruff

RNA Partners

 <http://www.rnapartners.com> www.rnapartners.com 


From: owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Chris Chaplow
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 23:22
To: 'bc - GNSO list'
Subject: [bc-gnso] Geographic names policy in the Domain Name System up to
the mid-2000s




I am pleased to say that I have just had a peer reviewed academic paper
published in the ?Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital



Title: Geographic names policy in the Domain Name System up to the mid-2000s



The history of the landmark UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution
Policy) decision in 2006 on <andalucia.com>, related as a memoir by the key
protagonist who developed and operated the <andalucia.com> website, shines
light on an important legal precedent for the acceptance of non-governmental
use of significant geographical names in the Internet Domain Name System.
The narrative is supplemented by an overview of the development of
geographical names policy in the domain name system from its inception
through the development of ICANN?s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution
Policy (UDRP), and how Panelists applied it to geographical name disputes
including references to the first and second WIPO reports.


The same editions also publishes a ?sister? paper by Heather Forrest of the
IPC  which follows on and brings the subject to date.


Title: Challenges for the developing Domain Name System

Heather Ann Forrest



Geographic names have posed challenges for Internet domain name policy
makers since the earliest days of the Domain Name System (or ?DNS?, as it is
most commonly known). As the DNS develops with the addition of hundreds of
new top-level domains and the challenges posed by geographic domains are
addressed only on an ad hoc basis, DNS policy on these names reduces
coherency, thus reducing confidence in the DNS and its controlling
authority, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
The broad range of issues currently and foreseeably raised by the use of
geographic names in the DNS means that all Internet stakeholders are
affected, not simply those claiming rights or interests in such names. This
article offers insight into why geographic domain names remain problematic
more than two decades after these issues first arose, identifies trends in
DNS policy respecting geographic names and highlights the impact on various
Internet stakeholders of current policy and decisions.


With best regards,

Chris Chaplow
Managing Director
Andalucia.com S.L.
Avenida del Carmen 9
Ed. Puertosol, Puerto Deportivo
1ª Planta, Oficina 30
Estepona, 29680
Malaga, Spain
Tel: + (34) 952 897 865
Fax: + (34) 952 897 874
E-mail:  <mailto:chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Web:  <http://www.andalucia.com/> www.andalucia.com
Information about Andalucia, Spain.

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