Oscar Robles will speak on the impact of Internet-restricting law initiatives from the point of view of the ccTLD manager and LIR, thus attending to the demands on naming and numbering resources and the effects on routing and domain-name resolution. Consideration will be given to potential policies interfering with IP addresses and routing stemming from some views of IPv6 allocation.
Alejandro Pisanty will speak on the experiences in Mexico with Internet taxing (the #InternetNecesario case of 2009 and beyond), Internet restriction for intellectual property, and laws criminalizing the use of Twitter and other social media. With these as examples he will draw some general lessons.
Internet service providers are obliged to monitor their system and network to prevent and stop the flow of illegitimate information under the Chinese laws. TLD registries and registrars are not immune from the legal obligation. In addition to the Great Firewall, domain name industry are required to take preventive and/or injunctive measures, including stopping resolution of domain names directing to illegitimate information. Although legally-granted "safe harbors" can partially shield Internet service providers from legal liability, they shall terminate service to or close account of the users that have repeatedly committed illegal acts.
I will first provide a brief overview of the history of Korea's Internet governance and then describe the relationship between the government, KISA, and the rest of the Internet community since the legislation of Korea's Internet Address Resources Law in 2006 which declares that the government has the responsibility of ensuring that the Internet protocol and Korea's ccTLD is properly governed.
Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) – exchange of views with GNSO IRTP Working Group on ccTLD experiences with 'change of control' policies - Avri Doria, James Bladel co-Chairs GNSO IRTP Part C Working Group
In the context of the review of the GNSO Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy, a GNSO Working Group is looking at the issue of 'change of control' of a domain name registration which is currently not defined in the context of gTLD policies. Many ccTLDs do have policies in place to deal with this issue (e.g. Registrant transfer (.uk), trade (.eu) or transfer domain holder (.ie)). The GNSO IRTP Part C Working Group would be very interested to learn from ccTLDs about their experiences with these policies in order to determine whether applying a similar approach to gTLDs might be beneficial.
Although .CN is an open domain available for registrants from all over the world, the registrants are restricted to "entities", with or without legal personality. Under the approval of the Chinese authority, the restriction will be removed in 2012 to enable millions of individuals to become CN domain name holders. The new policy is expected to benefit 500 million Chinese Internet users and stimulate the development of CNNIC.
The presentation about how ZA is making its ccTLD registry infrastructure available for the operation of .africa and other potential new gTLDs, while accelerating its efforts of marketing and growing ZA.
Since 2008 EURid has developed a survey among its Top-200 registrars. The presentation will focus on the 2011 registrar satisfaction survey for .eu registrars as well as on other forms of measuring customer satisfaction. The concept of satisfaction will be analysed through various criteria and on the basis of the elements that can influence it.
The Jordanian registry was reborn on April 4, 2011. While DNS operations prior to this date were scattered amongst various departments within NITC, the newly structured DNS division was developed to be on-par with other ccTLD registries worldwide. The new division has faced many challenges since then, and the presentation explains these challenges and how they were dealt with.