Archive for June, 2011
Monday, June 20th, 2011
The ICANN Board meeting in Singapore, today approved the expansion of top level domain names.
The vote means that applicants may now seek to create their own domain name extension, for example .sport, .music and .bank.
In announcing the result of the vote, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN, Rod Beckstrom said:
The board vote was 13 vote for, 1 against, with 2 abstentions.
People or organisations wishing to create their own top level extension will need to comply with the Applicant Guide Book, which includes a requirement for the payment of a $185,000 application fee.
It is expected that there will be hot competition for generic extensions such as .food.
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
The Australian Communications and Media Authority foreshadows changes to telemarketing rules contained in the Telecommunications (Do Not Call Register) (Telemarketing and Research Calls) Industry Standard 2007.
Some of the proposed changes include:
For more detail on the proposed changes, you can download the Cooper Mills Bulletin here.
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
The Australian Communications and Media Authority today foreshadowed six telco / ISP action areas it intends to address. While the six areas are described as ‘proposals’, ACMA is making it very clear that they will become law.
ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman is reported in today’s Age Online as follows:
Telcos will be given time to implement ACMA’s recommendations in their own self-regulatory industry codes but if they do not do so in a satisfactory way ACMA said it would force them to do so with new regulations.
“The outcomes that we are seeking … are non-negotiable,” Mr Chapman said. There will be a six-week consultation period after which ACMA expects the industry to begin implementing its recommendations.
“The die is cast, we’ve put it all out there in the report, the ‘guidance’ has been provided … the clock is ticking,” he said.
You can read more about in the Cooper Mills Telecommunications Law Bulletin.