.HK: An Unsafe Place to Surf? <ul><ul><li>Introductory remarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charles Mok </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Domain names <ul><li>TLD: Top level domains </li></ul><ul><li>gTLD:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.com, .edu, .gov, .mil, .net, ....
HKIRC <ul><li>Pre-HKIRC era: JUCC </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Ltd (2001.12) – delegation...
.hk domains <ul><li>.com.hk, . 公司 .hk </li></ul><ul><li>.net.hk, . 網絡 .hk </li></ul><ul><li>.org.hk, . 組織 .hk </li></ul><u...
Trends in domain name industry <ul><li>IDN </li></ul><ul><li>Revival in demand (number of registrations) and prices </li><...
Food for thoughts <ul><li>Specialized </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise – technology and policies </li></ul><ul><li>Globalized <...
Let's hear from our experts <ul><li>Charles Mok </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Society Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>[email_addr...
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.HK -- An Unsafe Place to Surf?

  1. 1. .HK: An Unsafe Place to Surf? <ul><ul><li>Introductory remarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charles Mok </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Society Hong Kong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008.06.14 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Domain names <ul><li>TLD: Top level domains </li></ul><ul><li>gTLD: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.com, .edu, .gov, .mil, .net, .org (1985.01); .int (1988.11)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.biz, .info, .name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sTLD: .aero, .asia, .cat, .coop, .jobs, .mobi, .museum, .pro, .travel, .tel; [pending] .post, .xxx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ccTLD </li></ul><ul><li>ICANN (since 1998.10)‏ </li></ul>
  3. 3. HKIRC <ul><li>Pre-HKIRC era: JUCC </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Ltd (2001.12) – delegation from HKSARG </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Co Ltd – registration services </li></ul><ul><li>Board (13): User class (6), Service Provider class (2), IT Industry class (2), Commerce & Industry class (1), Tertiary institution class (1), Government (1)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Government consultation on administration of Internet domain names in HK (mid-2007)‏ </li></ul>
  4. 4. .hk domains <ul><li>.com.hk, . 公司 .hk </li></ul><ul><li>.net.hk, . 網絡 .hk </li></ul><ul><li>.org.hk, . 組織 .hk </li></ul><ul><li>.edu.hk, . 教育 .hk </li></ul><ul><li>.gov.hk, . 政府 .hk </li></ul><ul><li>.idv.hk, . 個人 .hk </li></ul><ul><li>'second level' .hk, e.g. abc.hk </li></ul><ul><li>Issue of documentary proof </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development over the years </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Trends in domain name industry <ul><li>IDN </li></ul><ul><li>Revival in demand (number of registrations) and prices </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of the domainers: From domain squatting to domain parking </li></ul><ul><li>Security concerns: spamming, phishing, malware, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Openness vs. closed </li></ul><ul><li>Registry / registrar </li></ul>
  6. 6. Food for thoughts <ul><li>Specialized </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise – technology and policies </li></ul><ul><li>Globalized </li></ul><ul><li>Rapidly changing </li></ul><ul><li>Who should be in charge? </li></ul><ul><li>How to take the McAfee report in perspective? </li></ul><ul><li>International perspectives </li></ul>
  7. 7. Let's hear from our experts <ul><li>Charles Mok </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Society Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.isoc.hk </li></ul><ul><li>http://charlesmok.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.it360.hk </li></ul>

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