Archive for 2011/09/13
Australia’s domain name authority auDA has shut down and deleted the domain mirandakerr.com.au in a public stand against cybersquattingPosted: 2011/09/13 in Blocking, Education / Awareness
Under .au policy rules, a registrant must meet certain eligibility criteria to register a domain name. Registering a domain name for the sole purpose of resale or transfer to another entity is not permitted.
“The purpose of the rule against resale is to prevent people from “cybersquatting” the names of well-known people and brands,” said Chris Disspain, CEO of auDA.
Publisher Sanoma still in blog platform migration hell: moving 400,000 web-log.nl blogs from Typepad to WordPress is already taking 3 weeks now. 5% of blogs probably incomplete or damaged due to faulty backup by Typepad. Bloggers becoming desperatePosted: 2011/09/13 in Education / Awareness
Dutch language news article:
In its push to get ISPs onboard for a three-strikes system to warn copyright infringers, lobby group IPAF released a study that reveals how immensely effective this would be. However, the entire press release is a cheap marketing trick with mispresented research results that actually prove the oppositePosted: 2011/09/13 in Education / Awareness, Illegal File Sharing, Stats / reports, Three Strikes
According to the report, 22 percent of the respondents said they used file-sharing software in 2011, and 16 percent of the total group used it at least once a month. This puts the effectiveness of the warnings in a totally different perspective.