David Goldstein | 21 Aug 06:00 2014

auDA Domain News - 21 August

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How to Save the Net: Keep It Open by VINTON G. CERF

<http://www.wired.com/2014/08/save-the-net-vinton-cerf/>

 

Clarifying ICANN's Role - Online Pharmacies by Maguy Serad

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/clarifying-icann-s-role-online-pharmacies>

 

An Initiative for Action by Fadi Chehadé

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-initiative-for-action>

 

Governments to get more power at ICANN

<http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann>

 

Australian domain administrator to present UDRP decisions overview

<http://www.managingip.com/Article/3371817/Australian-domain-administrator-to-present-UDRP-decisions-overview.html>

 

au: Third Sector Expo 2015 early bird rates now available

<http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/third_sector_expo_2015_early_bird_rates_now_available/088591/>

 

Shorter .nz domain names to go up for grabs

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3da19f40-3deb-4b54-b0fd-bd2071f774c9>

 

Update on the Status of Already-Launched gTLDs: Is Anyone Out There?

<http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/31435>

 

Six Months of the New gTLD Uniform Rapid Suspension System: What Brand Owners Need to Know

<http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/SixMonthsoftheNewgTLDUniformRapidSuspensionSystemWhatBrandOwnersNeedtoKnow.aspx>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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How to Save the Net: Keep It Open by VINTON G. CERF

For all of its history, the Internet has enjoyed the fruits of an openness principle: the idea that anyone can reach any site online and that information and data should be freely exchangeable. Applications such as YouTube and Skype have been introduced without the need to seek permission of any Internet service provider or government. Nearly 3 billion users enjoy myriad mobile apps and other Internet-based services thanks to the open standards, common interfaces, and rich connectivity that permissionless innovation has delivered.

<http://www.wired.com/2014/08/save-the-net-vinton-cerf/>

 

Support for internet governance consensus-building at the Latin American IGF

The seventh Internet Governance Forum of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC IGF), held in San Salvador July 16-18, 2014, provided a useful opportunity for expanding reflections and contributions to internet governance in the region. On this occasion the forum was attended by 120 people, and 2980 people followed the discussions remotely in 38 countries, in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

<http://www.apc.org/en/node/19649>

 

Sailing Backwards: WSIS 10+ Avoids Entering Unchartered Territory by Wolfgang Kleinwächter

Early August 2014 the UN General Assembly agreed on the procedures how to review the results of the UN WSIS from 2005. According to the draft resolution, the WSIS 10+ event will be a high level intergovernmental meeting in New York in December 2015. This meeting will adopt an "intergovernmental agreed outcome document"... The outcome document will be negotiated by governments in an "intergovernmental negotiation process". Non-governmental stakeholders from the private sector, civil society and technical community will be invited for "informal interactive consultation" in a parallel process. Wait a minute? What are "informal interactive consultations" in a parallel process?

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140818_sailing_backwards_wsis_10_avoids_entering_unchartered_territory/>

 

Why we’re boycotting the Internet Governance Forum

Renowned Turkish internet rights advocates are boycotting the internet governance conference which this year takes place in Istanbul

<http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/08/boycotting-internet-governance-forum/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Clarifying ICANN's Role - Online Pharmacies by Maguy Serad

The spotlight on online pharmacies and their regulation is intensifying.Over the past few weeks, ICANN staff has spent considerable time talking with a U.S. journalist who is researching an extensive story on this subject.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/clarifying-icann-s-role-online-pharmacies>

 

An Initiative for Action by Fadi Chehadé

Back in May, I wrote a blog titled "Turning Talk into Action after NETmundial." In it, I promised to work tirelessly on coalescing governments, private sector and civil society to operationalize the NETmundial roadmap. I did not make this promise lightly.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-initiative-for-action>

 

Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group Members Announced

As described in the 14 August 2014 posting of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps, four respected individuals with backgrounds in academia, governmental relations, global insight, and the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC), will form the Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-19-en>

 

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .SOHU, .IMMO, .SAARLAND, .CLUB

Purpose (Brief): Four (4) Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the introduction of two-character domain names for the below TLDs. In total, the requests concern 4 New gTLDs.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-19-en>

 

Webinar: ICANN Participation in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

You are invited to participate in an informal webinar about ICANN's participation in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on Friday, 22 August at 16:00 UTC.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-18-en>

 

Statton Hammock, Vice-President, Business & Legal Affairs | United TLD Holdco Ltd. t/a Rightside Registry, to Cherine Chalaby

Status of Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hammock-to-chalaby-2014-08-12-en>

 

Governments to get more power at ICANN

Under a proposal launched late Friday, ICANN plans to make it harder for the board to reject the often-controversial advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee.

<http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann>

 

Controversy over proposed ICANN voting hits Internet governance

In its struggle to find a better balance between the demands of industry and governments, the body that essentially controls the Internet’s naming and number system has proposed making it harder to ignore recommendations from its international Government Advisory Committee.

<http://www.itworldcanada.com/post/controversy-over-proposed-icann-voting>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Australian domain administrator to present UDRP decisions overview

The auDA, the administrator of the .au domain space, will present its overview of auDRP decisions next week

<http://www.managingip.com/Article/3371817/Australian-domain-administrator-to-present-UDRP-decisions-overview.html>

 

au: Third Sector Expo 2015 early bird rates now available

... Thanks to the support of Platinum Sponsor auDA, we are able to provide you with the most affordable event of this kind in the sector.

<http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/third_sector_expo_2015_early_bird_rates_now_available/088591/>

 

National Internet Exchange of India eyes 2.5-million dot In domain names by 2015

The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) that manages IN Registry, a nodal body mandated with the registration and operation of dot In domain names, expects to register 2.5 million dot In domain names by 2015.

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/national-internet-exchange-of-india-eyes-2-5-million-dot-in-domain-names-by-2015/articleshow/40404760.cms>

 

After slamming the ccNSO, India joins it

India has become the newest member of ICANN’s country-code Supporting Organization, the ccNSO, just one month after the local registry slammed the group for not representing its interests.

<http://domainincite.com/17201-after-slamming-the-ccnso-india-joins-it>

 

Lack of .ng uptake to fuel cybercrime – expert

The failure of Nigeria’s major companies to purchase .ng domain names may lead to increased activity by cybercriminals exploiting the unclaimed location-based domains, according to expert Chris Chibuike.

<http://www.humanipo.com/news/46602/lack-of-ng-uptake-to-fuel-cybercrime-expert/>

 

Shorter .nz domain names to go up for grabs

If you already own a .co.nz, .net.nz or other .nz domain name, you may be eligible to register the shorter version of your domain name ahead of everyone else.

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3da19f40-3deb-4b54-b0fd-bd2071f774c9>

 

om: TRA now allows individuals to register Omani domain names

Earlier restricted to institutions only, the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) has finally made way for individuals to register a website or a domain name in their name under the ccTLD .om and .oman in Arabic.

<http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/TRA-now-allows-individuals-to-register-Omani-domain-names-3dzr>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Update on the Status of Already-Launched gTLDs: Is Anyone Out There?

Because of the explosive growth of the TLD and secondary level domain system managed by ICANN and the potential impacts it may have on trademark holders and advertising, we have asked our general counsel’s office at Reed Smith LLP to provide us periodic updates on the status of developments in this area. ANA continues to strongly believe that ICANN’s activities are extremely important and deserve the focus of the ad community.

<http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/31435>

 

Panel slaps ICANN in .africa case

A panel of arbitrators had some stern words for ICANN as it handed controversial .africa gTLD applicant DotConnectAfrica another win in its Independent Review Process case.

<http://domainincite.com/17194-panel-slaps-icann-in-africa-case>

 

New domain names spark wave of online threats

When asked how they expect the launch of thousands of new web address endings, such as .london, .shop and .sport, to change the internet in the next five years, 40% of consumers believe it will make it a more dangerous place – over double the amount who feel that it will be safer (17%). These concerns were mirrored by businesses, with 92% of companies surveyed recognising risks with the introduction new gTLDs.

<http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/08/18/new-domain-names-spark-wave-online-threats>

 

The countdown to .cymru and .wales begins following delegation

ICANN has now delegated both .cymru and .wales meaning that they are not yet available for registration but are now on the internet’s official database. From 1st September, businesses that have already registered their trademarks with ICANN’s Trademark Clearing House can begin the process of registering their new Welsh domains. The second registration phase, which gives Welsh businesses priority, starts in November with availability to the general public beginning on St David’s Day, March 1st 2015.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/countdown-cymru-and-wales-begins-following-delegation>

 

Domain suffix '.taipei' set to launch this November

Taipei signed a registry agreement with ICANN Wednesday with the TLD suffix “.taipei” set to open for registration in November, according to Taipei's Department of Information Technology (DIT).

<http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan-business/2014/08/21/415394/Domain-suffix.htm>

<http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201408200024.aspx>

 

Registry launches “Chinese Domain Ambassador Program”

Here’s another example of a registry reaching out directly to its registrants to help promote their new TLD.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/registry-launches-chinese-domain-ambassador-program/>

 

Best Benefit Ever: TLDs for Realtors

Members of the National Association of Realtors will soon be able to host websites using the domain .realtor—and the first members who sign up will get to do it for free.

<http://associationsnow.com/2014/08/best-benefit-ever-top-level-domains-realtors/>

 

Are industry-specific resellers the future of domain name registration?

Many of the new TLDs coming to market are targeted to particular industries: .photography for photographers, .plumbing for plumbers, .solar for the solar industry.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/industry-domain-name-resellers/>

 

Registrant of 4,000+ .email domain names faces mounting legal problems

You’ve probably never heard of Yoyo.email before, but it is one of the biggest individual registrants of new TLDs in a single TLD. The company registered over 4,000 .email domain names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/yoyo-email-urs/>

 

.London Gets Over 600 Trademark New gTLD Registrations Here Are The Most Interesting

.London just updated its Zone file today and is reporting over 600 new gTLD registrations which all seem to be domain names registered in Sunrise for trademark holders.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/19/london-gets-over-600-trademark-new-gtld-registrations-here-are-the-most-interesting/>

 

New gTLD registries increasingly attacking .com

Is .com “silly” and “meaningless”? That’s what some new gTLD registries would have you believe. In separate blog posts over the last week, Donuts and ARI Registry Services have gone on the offensive, dismissing .com as an irrelevant relic of a bygone age.

<http://domainincite.com/17189-new-gtld-registries-increasingly-attacking-com>

 

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Pro-Syrian Malware Increasing in Number, Complexity

Malware deployed against activists in Syria is increasing as the groups deploying these remote access tools become more sophisticated and utilize more complex tactics.

<http://threatpost.com/pro-syrian-malware-increasing-in-number-complexity/107814>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Six Months of the New gTLD Uniform Rapid Suspension System: What Brand Owners Need to Know

The Internet Committe's Domain Disputes Subcommittee provides a summary of the current state of the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)—an abbreviated dispute-resolution procedure for clear cases of cybersquatting, created in conjunction with the new gTLD program—which has been in operation for just over six months.

<http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/SixMonthsoftheNewgTLDUniformRapidSuspensionSystemWhatBrandOwnersNeedtoKnow.aspx>

 

Reverse domain name hijacking ruling over SaintLazarusUSA.com

Every once in a while I read a UDRP involving organizations in a world I simply didn’t know existed.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/reverse-domain-name-hijacking-ruling-over-saintlazarususa-com/>

 

U.S. Court Grants Order to Wipe Pirate Sites from the Internet

A U.S. federal court in Oregon has granted a broad injunction against several streaming sites that offer pirated content. Among other things, the copyright holder may order hosting companies to shut down the sites' servers, ask registrars to take away domain names, and have all search results removed from Google and other search engines.

<http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-court-wants-search-engines-remove-pirate-sites-140818/>

 

Porsche loses Porsche.social URS to planned fan site

PorscheCar company Porsche has lost a Uniform Rapid Suspension cybersquatting case it brought against the San Jose, California owner of Porsche.social.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/18/porsche-loses-porsche-social-urs-to-planned-fan-site/>

 

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IPv6: An answer to network vulnerabilities?

On Aug. 15, 2012, in one of the most devastating cyberattacks ever recorded, politically motivated hackers wiped the memory of more than 30,000 computers operated by the Saudi Aramco oil company in an attempt to stop the flow of oil and gas to local and international markets.

<http://fcw.com/articles/2014/08/19/ipv6-answer-to-network-vulnerabilities.aspx>

 

How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses? [IDG]

The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552878/how_can_internet_too_many_routes_enough_addresses_/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/552878/how_can_internet_too_many_routes_enough_addresses_/>

 

Forum Raises Concerns Over Nigeria's IPv6 Migration

THERE are palpable fears about the commitment of Nigeria and other African countries planned migration from Internet Protocol Version 4 to Internet Protocol Version 6, which is the latest IP address system, which is expected to redefine web technologies.

<http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/compulife/55-compulife/175656-forum-raises-concerns-over-nigeria-s-ipv6-migration>

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201408201007.html>

 

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What’s in a name? Domain names dominate when it comes to brand recognition

What’s in a name? For some, it’s everything. Donald Trump, author and television personality, is perhaps best known for his real estate business, The Trump Organization. Considered by many a publicity hound and not known for shying away from the limelight, Trump plasters his name across all of his businesses and many of his real estate holdings: Trump Towers, Trump Plaza, etc.

<http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2014/08/18/whats-in-a-name-domain-names-dominate-when-it-come>

 

The state of the domain name industry

I’ve been collecting my thoughts on the domain name business over the past month, and it’s time to put them down in writing. Here’s what I think about the state of the domain name industry in August, 2014.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/the-state-of-the-domain-name-industry/>

 

United Internet Acquires Stake in Venture Capital Firm Rocket Internet

German hosting company United Internet is acquiring a 10.7 percent stake in Rocket Internet, a venture capital firm based in Berlin, for $582 million in cash and assets, according to reports on Friday.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/united-internet-acquires-stake-venture-capital-firm-rocket-internet>

 

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Chat Domains Chalk Up Big Bucks With a Pair of ccTLDs Delivering Over $220,000 at Sedo

"Chat" has always been a popular keyword on the Internet and in domain names. Just how popular was underscored this week when Sedo made two huge ccTLD sales - Chat.fr (French country code) at $133,999 and Chat.de (German country code) at $87,100. In addition to filling the top two spots on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, those domains took up lofty positions on our Year to Date County Code Top 100 Sales Chart (the 2nd chart on the page this link leads to). Chat.fr is the 9th largest ccTLD sale reported so far this year and Chat.de ranks 12th.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140820.htm>

 

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INTERNET USE

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More than half of Australians play at work: Microsoft

Australian workers still appreciate their playtime in an always-connected world, according to a study released today by Microsoft.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552810/more_than_half_australians_play_work_microsoft/>

 

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES

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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience.

<http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisation>

 

au: Tablets fall out of favour in NSW classrooms

Once hailed as the poster child of digital interactive learning, tablets are falling increasingly out of favour in NSW schools after being found to be less practical than laptops.

<http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/tablets-fall-out-of-favour-in-nsw-classrooms-20140820-103nsl.html>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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Google Asked to Remove 1 Million Pirate Links Per Day

For the first time ever Google is now processing an average of one million removal requests per day. The new record follows an upward trend with copyright holders reporting more and more allegedly infringing search results in an effort to deter piracy.

<http://torrentfreak.com/google-asked-to-remove-1-million-pirate-links-per-day-140820/>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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Sapphire, gold and tantalum … What will your iPhone 6 be made from?

If rumours are right, the newest iPhone may boast a ultra-hard-wearing sapphire screen. If so, it'll join the bewildering array of precious materials contained in the modern smartphone

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/18/sapphire-gold-tantalum-what-iphone-6-made-from>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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au: Google snippets ruling welcome

In a decision that will be welcomed by online intermediaries, the NSW Supreme Court has permanently stayed a “defamation by search engine” claim against Google by former hair regrowth entrepreneur Roland Bleyer. ... The most significant was a finding that Google could not be treated as a publisher of automatically generated search results about which it had no notice. The potential liability of search engines for automatically generated search results has been a live question for some time.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/google-snippets-ruling-welcome/story-e6frg97x-1227024812281>

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How to Save the Net: Keep It Open by VINTON G. CERF</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/08/save-the-net-vinton-cerf/"><span>http://www.wired.com/2014/08/save-the-net-vinton-cerf/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clarifying ICANN's Role - Online Pharmacies by Maguy Serad</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/clarifying-icann-s-role-online-pharmacies"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/clarifying-icann-s-role-online-pharmacies</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Initiative for Action by Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-initiative-for-action"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-initiative-for-action</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Governments to get more power at ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann"><span>http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian domain administrator to present UDRP decisions overview</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.managingip.com/Article/3371817/Australian-domain-administrator-to-present-UDRP-decisions-overview.html"><span>http://www.managingip.com/Article/3371817/Australian-domain-administrator-to-present-UDRP-decisions-overview.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Third Sector Expo 2015 early bird rates now available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/third_sector_expo_2015_early_bird_rates_now_available/088591/"><span>http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/third_sector_expo_2015_early_bird_rates_now_available/088591/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shorter .nz domain names to go up for grabs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3da19f40-3deb-4b54-b0fd-bd2071f774c9"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3da19f40-3deb-4b54-b0fd-bd2071f774c9</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update on the Status of Already-Launched gTLDs: Is Anyone Out There?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/31435"><span>http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/31435</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Six Months of the New gTLD Uniform Rapid Suspension System: What Brand Owners Need to Know<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/SixMonthsoftheNewgTLDUniformRapidSuspensionSystemWhatBrandOwnersNeedtoKnow.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/SixMonthsoftheNewgTLDUniformRapidSuspensionSystemWhatBrandOwnersNeedtoKnow.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How to Save the Net: Keep It Open by VINTON G. CERF</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For all of its history, the Internet has enjoyed the fruits of an openness principle: the idea that anyone can reach any site online and that information and data should be freely exchangeable. Applications such as YouTube and Skype have been introduced without the need to seek permission of any Internet service provider or government. Nearly 3 billion users enjoy myriad mobile apps and other Internet-based services thanks to the open standards, common interfaces, and rich connectivity that permissionless innovation has delivered.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/08/save-the-net-vinton-cerf/"><span>http://www.wired.com/2014/08/save-the-net-vinton-cerf/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Support for internet governance consensus-building at the Latin American IGF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The seventh Internet Governance Forum of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC IGF), held in San Salvador July 16-18, 2014, provided a useful opportunity for expanding reflections and contributions to internet governance in the region. On this occasion the forum was attended by 120 people, and 2980 people followed the discussions remotely in 38 countries, in Spanish, English and Portuguese.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.apc.org/en/node/19649"><span>http://www.apc.org/en/node/19649</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sailing Backwards: WSIS 10+ Avoids Entering Unchartered Territory by Wolfgang Kleinw&auml;chter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Early August 2014 the UN General Assembly agreed on the procedures how to review the results of the UN WSIS from 2005. According to the draft resolution, the WSIS 10+ event will be a high level intergovernmental meeting in New York in December 2015. This meeting will adopt an "intergovernmental agreed outcome document"... The outcome document will be negotiated by governments in an "intergovernmental negotiation process". Non-governmental stakeholders from the private sector, civil society and technical community will be invited for "informal interactive consultation" in a parallel process. Wait a minute? What are "informal interactive consultations" in a parallel process?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140818_sailing_backwards_wsis_10_avoids_entering_unchartered_territory/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140818_sailing_backwards_wsis_10_avoids_entering_unchartered_territory/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why we&rsquo;re boycotting the Internet Governance Forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Renowned Turkish internet rights advocates are boycotting the internet governance conference which this year takes place in Istanbul<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/08/boycotting-internet-governance-forum/"><span>http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/08/boycotting-internet-governance-forum/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clarifying ICANN's Role - Online Pharmacies by Maguy Serad</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The spotlight on online pharmacies and their regulation is intensifying.Over the past few weeks, ICANN staff has spent considerable time talking with a U.S. journalist who is researching an extensive story on this subject.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/clarifying-icann-s-role-online-pharmacies"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/clarifying-icann-s-role-online-pharmacies</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Initiative for Action by Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Back in May, I wrote a blog titled "Turning Talk into Action after NETmundial." In it, I promised to work tirelessly on coalescing governments, private sector and civil society to operationalize the NETmundial roadmap. I did not make this promise lightly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-initiative-for-action"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-initiative-for-action</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Accountability &amp; Governance Public Experts Group Members Announced<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As described in the 14 August 2014 posting of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps, four respected individuals with backgrounds in academia, governmental relations, global insight, and the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC), will form the Accountability &amp; Governance Public Experts Group.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-19-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .SOHU, .IMMO, .SAARLAND, .CLUB<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): Four (4) Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the introduction of two-character domain names for the below TLDs. In total, the requests concern 4 New gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-19-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Webinar: ICANN Participation in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You are invited to participate in an informal webinar about ICANN's participation in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on Friday, 22 August at 16:00 UTC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Statton Hammock, Vice-President, Business &amp; Legal Affairs | United TLD Holdco Ltd. t/a Rightside Registry, to Cherine Chalaby</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Status of Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hammock-to-chalaby-2014-08-12-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hammock-to-chalaby-2014-08-12-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Governments to get more power at ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Under a proposal launched late Friday, ICANN plans to make it harder for the board to reject the often-controversial advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann"><span>http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Controversy over proposed ICANN voting hits Internet governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In its struggle to find a better balance between the demands of industry and governments, the body that essentially controls the Internet&rsquo;s naming and number system has proposed making it harder to ignore recommendations from its international Government Advisory Committee.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itworldcanada.com/post/controversy-over-proposed-icann-voting"><span>http://www.itworldcanada.com/post/controversy-over-proposed-icann-voting</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian domain administrator to present UDRP decisions overview</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The auDA, the administrator of the .au domain space, will present its overview of auDRP decisions next week<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.managingip.com/Article/3371817/Australian-domain-administrator-to-present-UDRP-decisions-overview.html"><span>http://www.managingip.com/Article/3371817/Australian-domain-administrator-to-present-UDRP-decisions-overview.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Third Sector Expo 2015 early bird rates now available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Thanks to the support of Platinum Sponsor auDA, we are able to provide you with the most affordable event of this kind in the sector.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/third_sector_expo_2015_early_bird_rates_now_available/088591/"><span>http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/third_sector_expo_2015_early_bird_rates_now_available/088591/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">National Internet Exchange of India eyes 2.5-million dot In domain names by 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) that manages IN Registry, a nodal body mandated with the registration and operation of dot In domain names, expects to register 2.5 million dot In domain names by 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/national-internet-exchange-of-india-eyes-2-5-million-dot-in-domain-names-by-2015/articleshow/40404760.cms"><span>http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/national-internet-exchange-of-india-eyes-2-5-million-dot-in-domain-names-by-2015/articleshow/40404760.cms</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After slamming the ccNSO, India joins it<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">India has become the newest member of ICANN&rsquo;s country-code Supporting Organization, the ccNSO, just one month after the local registry slammed the group for not representing its interests.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17201-after-slamming-the-ccnso-india-joins-it"><span>http://domainincite.com/17201-after-slamming-the-ccnso-india-joins-it</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lack of .ng uptake to fuel cybercrime &ndash; expert<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The failure of Nigeria&rsquo;s major companies to purchase .ng domain names may lead to increased activity by cybercriminals exploiting the unclaimed location-based domains, according to expert Chris Chibuike.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.humanipo.com/news/46602/lack-of-ng-uptake-to-fuel-cybercrime-expert/"><span>http://www.humanipo.com/news/46602/lack-of-ng-uptake-to-fuel-cybercrime-expert/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shorter .nz domain names to go up for grabs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you already own a .co.nz, .net.nz or other .nz domain name, you may be eligible to register the shorter version of your domain name ahead of everyone else.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3da19f40-3deb-4b54-b0fd-bd2071f774c9"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3da19f40-3deb-4b54-b0fd-bd2071f774c9</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">om: TRA now allows individuals to register Omani domain names</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier restricted to institutions only, the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) has finally made way for individuals to register a website or a domain name in their name under the ccTLD .om and .oman in Arabic.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/TRA-now-allows-individuals-to-register-Omani-domain-names-3dzr"><span>http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/TRA-now-allows-individuals-to-register-Omani-domain-names-3dzr</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update on the Status of Already-Launched gTLDs: Is Anyone Out There?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Because of the explosive growth of the TLD and secondary level domain system managed by ICANN and the potential impacts it may have on trademark holders and advertising, we have asked our general counsel&rsquo;s office at Reed Smith LLP to provide us periodic updates on the status of developments in this area. ANA continues to strongly believe that ICANN&rsquo;s activities are extremely important and deserve the focus of the ad community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/31435"><span>http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/31435</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Panel slaps ICANN in .africa case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A panel of arbitrators had some stern words for ICANN as it handed controversial .africa gTLD applicant DotConnectAfrica another win in its Independent Review Process case.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17194-panel-slaps-icann-in-africa-case"><span>http://domainincite.com/17194-panel-slaps-icann-in-africa-case</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New domain names spark wave of online threats<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When asked how they expect the launch of thousands of new web address endings, such as .london, .shop and .sport, to change the internet in the next five years, 40% of consumers believe it will make it a more dangerous place &ndash; over double the amount who feel that it will be safer (17%). These concerns were mirrored by businesses, with 92% of companies surveyed recognising risks with the introduction new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/08/18/new-domain-names-spark-wave-online-threats"><span>http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/08/18/new-domain-names-spark-wave-online-threats</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The countdown to .cymru and .wales begins following delegation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has now delegated both .cymru and .wales meaning that they are not yet available for registration but are now on the internet&rsquo;s official database. From 1st September, businesses that have already registered their trademarks with ICANN&rsquo;s Trademark Clearing House can begin the process of registering their new Welsh domains. The second registration phase, which gives Welsh businesses priority, starts in November with availability to the general public beginning on St David&rsquo;s Day, March 1st 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/countdown-cymru-and-wales-begins-following-delegation"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/countdown-cymru-and-wales-begins-following-delegation</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain suffix '.taipei' set to launch this November<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Taipei signed a registry agreement with ICANN Wednesday with the TLD suffix &ldquo;.taipei&rdquo; set to open for registration in November, according to Taipei's Department of Information Technology (DIT).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan-business/2014/08/21/415394/Domain-suffix.htm"><span>http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan-business/2014/08/21/415394/Domain-suffix.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201408200024.aspx"><span>http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201408200024.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registry launches &ldquo;Chinese Domain Ambassador Program&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Here&rsquo;s another example of a registry reaching out directly to its registrants to help promote their new TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/registry-launches-chinese-domain-ambassador-program/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/registry-launches-chinese-domain-ambassador-program/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Best Benefit Ever: TLDs for Realtors<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Members of the National Association of Realtors will soon be able to host websites using the domain .realtor&mdash;and the first members who sign up will get to do it for free.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://associationsnow.com/2014/08/best-benefit-ever-top-level-domains-realtors/"><span>http://associationsnow.com/2014/08/best-benefit-ever-top-level-domains-realtors/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Are industry-specific resellers the future of domain name registration?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Many of the new TLDs coming to market are targeted to particular industries: .photography for photographers, .plumbing for plumbers, .solar for the solar industry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/industry-domain-name-resellers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/industry-domain-name-resellers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registrant of 4,000+ .email domain names faces mounting legal problems<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You&rsquo;ve probably never heard of Yoyo.email before, but it is one of the biggest individual registrants of new TLDs in a single TLD. The company registered over 4,000 .email domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/yoyo-email-urs/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/yoyo-email-urs/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.London Gets Over 600 Trademark New gTLD Registrations Here Are The Most Interesting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.London just updated its Zone file today and is reporting over 600 new gTLD registrations which all seem to be domain names registered in Sunrise for trademark holders.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/19/london-gets-over-600-trademark-new-gtld-registrations-here-are-the-most-interesting/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/19/london-gets-over-600-trademark-new-gtld-registrations-here-are-the-most-interesting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD registries increasingly attacking .com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is .com &ldquo;silly&rdquo; and &ldquo;meaningless&rdquo;? That&rsquo;s what some new gTLD registries would have you believe. In separate blog posts over the last week, Donuts and ARI Registry Services have gone on the offensive, dismissing .com as an irrelevant relic of a bygone age.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17189-new-gtld-registries-increasingly-attacking-com"><span>http://domainincite.com/17189-new-gtld-registries-increasingly-attacking-com</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pro-Syrian Malware Increasing in Number, Complexity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Malware deployed against activists in Syria is increasing as the groups deploying these remote access tools become more sophisticated and utilize more complex tactics.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/pro-syrian-malware-increasing-in-number-complexity/107814"><span>http://threatpost.com/pro-syrian-malware-increasing-in-number-complexity/107814</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Six Months of the New gTLD Uniform Rapid Suspension System: What Brand Owners Need to Know<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Committe's Domain Disputes Subcommittee provides a summary of the current state of the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)&mdash;an abbreviated dispute-resolution procedure for clear cases of cybersquatting, created in conjunction with the new gTLD program&mdash;which has been in operation for just over six months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/SixMonthsoftheNewgTLDUniformRapidSuspensionSystemWhatBrandOwnersNeedtoKnow.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/SixMonthsoftheNewgTLDUniformRapidSuspensionSystemWhatBrandOwnersNeedtoKnow.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Reverse domain name hijacking ruling over SaintLazarusUSA.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Every once in a while I read a UDRP involving organizations in a world I simply didn&rsquo;t know existed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/reverse-domain-name-hijacking-ruling-over-saintlazarususa-com/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/reverse-domain-name-hijacking-ruling-over-saintlazarususa-com/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">U.S. Court Grants Order to Wipe Pirate Sites from the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A U.S. federal court in Oregon has granted a broad injunction against several streaming sites that offer pirated content. Among other things, the copyright holder may order hosting companies to shut down the sites' servers, ask registrars to take away domain names, and have all search results removed from Google and other search engines.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-court-wants-search-engines-remove-pirate-sites-140818/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-court-wants-search-engines-remove-pirate-sites-140818/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Porsche loses Porsche.social URS to planned fan site<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PorscheCar company Porsche has lost a Uniform Rapid Suspension cybersquatting case it brought against the San Jose, California owner of Porsche.social.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/18/porsche-loses-porsche-social-urs-to-planned-fan-site/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/18/porsche-loses-porsche-social-urs-to-planned-fan-site/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv6: An answer to network vulnerabilities?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Aug. 15, 2012, in one of the most devastating cyberattacks ever recorded, politically motivated hackers wiped the memory of more than 30,000 computers operated by the Saudi Aramco oil company in an attempt to stop the flow of oil and gas to local and international markets.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://fcw.com/articles/2014/08/19/ipv6-answer-to-network-vulnerabilities.aspx"><span>http://fcw.com/articles/2014/08/19/ipv6-answer-to-network-vulnerabilities.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses? [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552878/how_can_internet_too_many_routes_enough_addresses_/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552878/how_can_internet_too_many_routes_enough_addresses_/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/552878/how_can_internet_too_many_routes_enough_addresses_/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/552878/how_can_internet_too_many_routes_enough_addresses_/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Forum Raises Concerns Over Nigeria's IPv6 Migration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">THERE are palpable fears about the commitment of Nigeria and other African countries planned migration from Internet Protocol Version 4 to Internet Protocol Version 6, which is the latest IP address system, which is expected to redefine web technologies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/compulife/55-compulife/175656-forum-raises-concerns-over-nigeria-s-ipv6-migration"><span>http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/compulife/55-compulife/175656-forum-raises-concerns-over-nigeria-s-ipv6-migration</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201408201007.html"><span>http://allafrica.com/stories/201408201007.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What&rsquo;s in a name? Domain names dominate when it comes to brand recognition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What&rsquo;s in a name? For some, it&rsquo;s everything. Donald Trump, author and television personality, is perhaps best known for his real estate business, The Trump Organization. Considered by many a publicity hound and not known for shying away from the limelight, Trump plasters his name across all of his businesses and many of his real estate holdings: Trump Towers, Trump Plaza, etc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2014/08/18/whats-in-a-name-domain-names-dominate-when-it-come"><span>http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2014/08/18/whats-in-a-name-domain-names-dominate-when-it-come</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The state of the domain name industry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I&rsquo;ve been collecting my thoughts on the domain name business over the past month, and it&rsquo;s time to put them down in writing. Here&rsquo;s what I think about the state of the domain name industry in August, 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/the-state-of-the-domain-name-industry/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/the-state-of-the-domain-name-industry/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">United Internet Acquires Stake in Venture Capital Firm Rocket Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">German hosting company United Internet is acquiring a 10.7 percent stake in Rocket Internet, a venture capital firm based in Berlin, for $582 million in cash and assets, according to reports on Friday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/united-internet-acquires-stake-venture-capital-firm-rocket-internet"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/united-internet-acquires-stake-venture-capital-firm-rocket-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chat Domains Chalk Up Big Bucks With a Pair of ccTLDs Delivering Over $220,000 at Sedo<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">"Chat" has always been a popular keyword on the Internet and in domain names. Just how popular was underscored this week when Sedo made two huge ccTLD sales - Chat.fr (French country code) at $133,999 and Chat.de (German country code) at $87,100. In addition to filling the top two spots on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, those domains took up lofty positions on our Year to Date County Code Top 100 Sales Chart (the 2nd chart on the page this link leads to). Chat.fr is the 9th largest ccTLD sale reported so far this year and Chat.de ranks 12th.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140820.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140820.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More than half of Australians play at work: Microsoft<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian workers still appreciate their playtime in an always-connected world, according to a study released today by Microsoft.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552810/more_than_half_australians_play_work_microsoft/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552810/more_than_half_australians_play_work_microsoft/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NEW TECHNOLOGIES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisation"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisation</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Tablets fall out of favour in NSW classrooms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Once hailed as the poster child of digital interactive learning, tablets are falling increasingly out of favour in NSW schools after being found to be less practical than laptops.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/tablets-fall-out-of-favour-in-nsw-classrooms-20140820-103nsl.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/tablets-fall-out-of-favour-in-nsw-classrooms-20140820-103nsl.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Asked to Remove 1 Million Pirate Links Per Day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the first time ever Google is now processing an average of one million removal requests per day. The new record follows an upward trend with copyright holders reporting more and more allegedly infringing search results in an effort to deter piracy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/google-asked-to-remove-1-million-pirate-links-per-day-140820/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/google-asked-to-remove-1-million-pirate-links-per-day-140820/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MOBILE/WIRELESS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sapphire, gold and tantalum &hellip; What will your iPhone 6 be made from?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If rumours are right, the newest iPhone may boast a ultra-hard-wearing sapphire screen. If so, it'll join the bewildering array of precious materials contained in the modern smartphone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/18/sapphire-gold-tantalum-what-iphone-6-made-from"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/18/sapphire-gold-tantalum-what-iphone-6-made-from</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Google snippets ruling welcome<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a decision that will be welcomed by online intermediaries, the NSW Supreme Court has permanently stayed a &ldquo;defamation by search engine&rdquo; claim against Google by former hair regrowth entrepreneur Roland Bleyer. ... The most significant was a finding that Google could not be treated as a publisher of automatically generated search results about which it had no notice. The potential liability of search engines for automatically generated search results has been a live question for some time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/google-snippets-ruling-welcome/story-e6frg97x-1227024812281"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/google-snippets-ruling-welcome/story-e6frg97x-1227024812281</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 18 Aug 07:29 2014

auDA Domain News - 18 August

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Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en>

 

Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en>

 

ICANN offers fix for domain name collisions

<http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/>

 

Blocked Strings Now Free to Launch

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/08/11/blocked-strings-now-free-to-launch/>

 

au: Real estate turf wars continue as REIA hits out at REA Group’s “aggressive” bid to trademark ‘property.com.au’

<http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/43294-real-estate-turf-wars-continue-as-reia-hits-out-at-rea-group-s-aggressive-bid-to-trademark-property-com-au.html>

 

Sky News interviews DLA Piper’s group head of IPT Australia about brand squatting

<http://www.thelawyer.com/firms-and-the-bar/sky-news-interviews-dla-pipers-group-head-of-ipt-australia-about-brand-squatting/3024572.article>

 

Route to the Internet’s future by Geoff Huston

<http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/15/route-to-the-internets-future/>

 

The internet is broken. You can blame sharks. And Netflix

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/15/internet-broken-sharks-netflix-cables>

 

Internet infrastructure 'needs updating or more blackouts will happen'

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Geneva Internet Conference - Internet Governance at a Crossroads

The Geneva Internet Conference will address critical issues, gaps, and future developments in Internet governance (IG) and digital politics. The conference will build on the main developments and events in 2014, including the announcement of the US government on the transition of the IANA oversight, the NETmundial conference and the future development of the UN Internet Governance Forum.

<http://gip.diplomacy.edu/events/geneva-internet-conference-internet-governance-crossroads>

 

Return of the WCIT by Anthony Rutkowski

The title looks like a horror show advertisement; or, maybe a recurrent plague. It is actually a combination of both, and last inflicted itself on the world two years ago in Dubai. It could be visiting us again in the years to come... The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) and formerly known as Administrative Conferences have been around for the past 150 years. There have been 31 of them held under the aegis of a U.N. agency known as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and its precursors.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140815_return_of_the_wcit/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps

ICANN today published Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps, a document that describes the process to examine how, from an organizational perspective, ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened to address the absence of its historical relationship with the US Government including looking at strengthening existing accountability mechanisms.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en>

 

Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice

Brief Overview: ICANN is posting for public comment proposed Bylaws revisions that would incorporate a higher voting threshold for the Board to determine not to follow the advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee. Currently, the Bylaws require a simple majority of the Board (50% + 1) to vote to not follow a piece of advice from the GAC. The proposed amendments to the Bylaws would require 2/3 of the voting members of the Board to vote to act inconsistently with a piece of GAC advice.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en>

 

ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selections

The ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) has completed its selections for six leadership positions within ICANN, listed below for each ICANN body, in alphabetical order by family name:

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-15-en>

 

Bulk Transfer of Names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd.

ICANN has authorized the bulk transfer of gTLD domain names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd. due to the non-renewal of IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd's Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-14-en>

 

Heather Dryden, Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee | ICANN, to Dr. Steve Crocker

Requests for release of two-­‐character labels as second level domains in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/dryden-to-crocker-2014-08-08-en>

 

Presentación de Fadi Chehadé para Cumbre Regulatel-Berec (Buenos-Aires) [in English]

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM_3QElfRTE>

 

Call for ICANN to Educate and Not Mislead GAC by Sophia Bekele

I read with interest the recent blog written by Theresa Swinehart a Sr. Advisor to the President on Strategy. She wrote: "The most critical element of this [ICANN Transition] process is trust and alignment. To ensure success on this accountability track, we must as a community work closely together to make sure that the final process is meaningful. There is plenty of work to be done in an ambitious period of time."

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_call_for_icann_to_educate_and_not_mislead_gac/>

 

History of the IANA function

“If you want to transition the Internet root, it helps if you first understand what the Internet root is and how it evolved into the way it is managed today.” This could be ICANN’s Stability and Security Advisory Committee’s message to the ICANN leadership as it delivers a 42-page “overview and history of the IANA function”.

<http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/history-of-the-iana-function/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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ch/li: SWITCH Junior Web Award: The new generation of web designers

The website competition for schools, now in its ninth year, kicks off today. SWITCH wants school students from all over Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein to design their own website together with their teacher. The success story of the Junior Web Award began in 2007, when the SWITCH foundation launched the competition to mark its 20th anniversary. As the pioneer of the Swiss Internet, the foundation wants to promote the latest generation's World Wide Web know-how.

<http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/juniorwebaward2015.html>

 

Reported mass exodus from .com explained

Did Verisign suffer from a massive 2,600% increase in the number of deleted .com domain names this April?

<http://domainincite.com/17168-reported-mass-exodus-from-com-explained>

 

HKIRC Survey Reveals “Key Factors Impacting Purchasing Decisions on e-Shopping Websites in Hong Kong” at 2014 Digital Marketplace Seminar

Research by the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) announced today revealed a change in shoppers’ behaviour, with more people now looking for information online before making purchase at stores and vice versa. The results were announced at the “2014 Digital Marketplace – Would O2O open doors for local business?” seminar. Mr. Daniel Lai, BBS, JP, Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR Government, was the officiating guest at this annual event.

<https://www.hkirc.hk/content.jsp?id=43#!/64&in=/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=489>

 

The .ID is here and it is not cheap

Today is independence day in Indonesia, and on this day the shorter .id extension is now available. The extension is not cheap and comes with some restrictions.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/17/the-id-is-here-and-it-is-not-cheap/>

 

ru: Website owners will receive shutdown warning

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) and the Coordination Center (CC) for TLD RU/РФ have signed a cooperation agreement to help prevent and control violations, and to increase Internet security and data protection.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5934>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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ICANN offers fix for domain name collisions

The flood of new TLDs, such as .club, .luxury, and .pic, confuse some web browsers when they conflict with old domain names. ICANN has created a way to detect these problems inside your network.

<http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/>

 

Blocked Strings Now Free to Launch

New gTLD registries previously on hold because of potential name collision problems are free to go live now that the New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) has approved a framework to guide them.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/08/11/blocked-strings-now-free-to-launch/>

 

Study reveals new gTLD usage patterns, but treat figures with caution

New research from Verisign has revealed that only 3% of the second-level domains registered in new gTLDs contain business websites, with pay-per-click (PPC) usage dwarfing that level. However, there are some caveats to consider.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=0d69fccf-0968-44aa-a75c-4408af7168c2>

 

Firms are very worried about new gTLDs

Almost nine in ten businesses are concerned about the effect new gTLDs will have on their trademarks and intellectual property, according to brand managers NetNames.

<http://www.cbronline.com/news/tech/software/e-commerce/firms-are-very-worried-about-news-generic-top-level-domains-4344280>

 

Brands Concerned by Risks Associated With New Domains

As gTLDs become more widespread, brands have admitted to feeling concerned about their rollout over the next five years. Research released from brand protection firm Netnames as part of its Internet 2020 report has shown that 92% of the companies surveyed recognise there is a certain level of risk involved with gTLDs.

<http://performancein.com/news/2014/08/14/brands-concerned-risks-associated-new-domains/>

 

The .nyc Landrush Auctions: Adding Injury To Insult by Tom Lowenhaupt

New York City is in the midst of a two part Landrush for its .nyc domain names. First is a 60 day application period (August 4 – October 3) during which anyone with nexus — basically city residents — can purchase an available .nyc domain name. Most any name is available. It doesn't even matter if a name has a NYS Trademark or d/b/a registration, those names too are fair game. The exceptions are a group set aside for technical reasons, 482 names taken by holders of international trademarks, and a few thousand names reserved by the city administration.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_the_nyc_landrush_auctions_adding_injury_to_insult/>

 

Welsh political leaders join forces in pledge to join .wales .cymru domain revolution

All four political parties across Wales have pledged to adopt Welsh internet domain brands when they become available later in the year, it can be revealed.

<http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-political-leaders-join-forces-7610060>

<http://www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/Welsh-leaders-join-forces-join-wales-cymru-domain/story-22738355-detail/story.html>

 

Dot Bharat domain to be unveiled on August 21

Web addresses are set to get multilingual in India. Soon you will be able to type in addresses in a web browser in the Devnagri script - with "dot bharat" standing in for the currently common "dot in" domain to begin with. The roll-out of the same begins on August 21.

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Dot-Bharat-domain-to-be-unveiled-on-August-21/articleshow/40329587.cms>

 

Infosys withdraws dot-brand bids

Indian consulting giant Infosys has dropped its bids for two dot-brand new gTLDs.

<http://domainincite.com/17171-infosys-withdraws-dot-brand-bids>

 

GoDaddy Now Offering .SHIKSHA Domain Name

GoDaddy ... announced the availability of gTLD .SHIKSHA for registration.

<http://www.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-now-offering-shiksha-domain-name.aspx>

 

Donuts wins .ltd gTLD contest

Donuts has emerged the victor of the contention set for .ltd, beating six other applicants for the new gTLD.

<http://domainincite.com/17169-donuts-wins-ltd-gtld-contest>

 

Medical domain names all under 2,000 registrations after first day

As I previewed earlier this week, the only four domain names entering true general availability this week were medical-themed domains from Donuts.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/14/medical-domain-names-all-under-2000-registrations-after-first-day/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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The Impact of Poor Internet Hygiene

Poor Internet hygiene, not increased cybercrime, is what's really to blame for increased botnet traffic and malware infections, say cybersecurity experts Tom Kellermann and Rod Rasmussen.

<http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/impact-poor-internet-hygiene-a-7070>

 

Popcorn Time Hit By Massive DDoS Attack

A major fork of the popular Popcorn Time project is currently being subjected to a massive DDoS attack. The whole project has been hit, from the site hosting its source through to its CDN, API and DNS servers. The team tells TorrentFreak that the attack amounts to 10Gbps across their entire network.

<http://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-hit-by-massive-ddos-attack-140814/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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au: Real estate turf wars continue as REIA hits out at REA Group’s “aggressive” bid to trademark ‘property.com.au’

There appears to be no end in sight for the war of words that has erupted in the Australian real estate industry over who has the right to trademark certain terms.

<http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/43294-real-estate-turf-wars-continue-as-reia-hits-out-at-rea-group-s-aggressive-bid-to-trademark-property-com-au.html>

 

Show Me the EMONEY

The disputed domain name in this week’s decision is emoney.com owned by a Mr. Will E. The complainant, Electronic Transaction Systems Corporation, claims to have used the EMONEY trademark for financial services since 1999. Unfortunately, its trademark registrations are in the name of someone else and weren’t filed until some years after respondent created its accused domain name.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/08/11/show-me-the-emoney/>

 

Sky News interviews DLA Piper’s group head of IPT Australia about brand squatting

Sky News Business Law TV host Carson Scott recently interviewed Melinda Upton, partner and group head of IPT Australia at DLA Piper. In the live interview, Upton discussed the issue of brand squatting and cybersquatting. Carson also interviewed Les Koltai, partner and head of the real-estate group in DLA Piper Australia about doing business down under from a foreign retailer perspective.

<http://www.thelawyer.com/firms-and-the-bar/sky-news-interviews-dla-pipers-group-head-of-ipt-australia-about-brand-squatting/3024572.article>

 

Lionsgate Targets Hosting Providers & Domain Registrars Over Expendables 3 Piracy

Movie studio Lionsgate is continuing its crackdown on sites and services connected to the leak of The Expendables 3. The additional sites now being targeted have not been approached directly - Lionsgate has chosen to go after their Internet service providers and domain name registrars instead.

<https://torrentfreak.com/lionsgate-targets-hosting-providers-domain-registrars-over-expendables-3-piracy-140815/>

 

4chan loses domain name dispute with Oversee.net

Popular bulletin board site 4chan has lost a case it filed to get the domain name 4chan.com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/15/4chan-loses-domain-name-dispute-with-oversee-net/>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Route to the Internet’s future by Geoff Huston

Yesterday APNIC Research Scientist George Michaelson commented on media coverage of the internet “running out of space“, quoting research by APNIC Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston. Today, Geoff continues the discussion.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/15/route-to-the-internets-future/>

 

Internet infrastructure 'needs updating or more blackouts will happen'

Experts have warned of more internet blackouts after a crash disabled eBay in northern Europe this week, as the decades old systems used to organise the world wide web creak under the sheer weight of new devices and websites.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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The internet is broken. You can blame sharks. And Netflix

Bad news: The internet ran out of space on Tuesday. Worse news: Sharks are eating what is left.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/15/internet-broken-sharks-netflix-cables>

 

As I.P.O. Nears, GoDaddy Tries to Show It’s More Than Just Domain Names

As GoDaddy moves toward an initial public offering, the company faces a vexing problem: So many potential investors still think of it only as that place with the notoriously risqué ads where they can buy domain names.

<http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/as-i-p-o-nears-godaddy-tries-to-show-its-more-than-just-domain-names/>

 

United Internet considers complete takeover of Versatel - CEO

German internet service provider United internet is mulling a complete takeover of cable group Versatel, in which it already owns a stake, Chief Executive Ralph Dommermuth said.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/uk-united-internet-versatel-idUKKBN0GE1CF20140814>

 

Certificate Authority Security Council backs SSL server rules taking effect Nov. 1

As a safety precaution to prevent SSL server certificates being exploited for network man-in-the-middle attacks on organizations, vendors that issue SSL server certificates will begin adhering to new issuance guidelines as of Nov. 1. These new rules, as described by members of the industry group Certificate Authority/Browser Forum, mean certificate authorities (CAs) will not issue certificates that contain “internal names” and expire after Nov. 1, 2015.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2465826/security0/certificate-authority-security-council-backs-ssl-server-rules-taking-effect-nov-1.html>

 

EasyDNS changes take-down policy after man dies

Canadian registrar EasyDNS has amended its take-down policy after a customer of one of its registrants died of an overdose.

<http://domainincite.com/17177-easydns-changes-take-down-policy-after-man-dies>

 

Sedo’s parent United Internet invests 435 million EUR in Rocket Internet

Montabaur, August 15, 2014. United Internet AG (“United Internet”) is investing – via its subsidiary United Internet Ventures AG – a total of EUR 435 million for a 10.7% stake in the incubator Rocket Internet AG, Berlin (“Rocket”). The investment will cement the long term strategic relationship between United Internet and Oliver Samwer, Rocket’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder.

<http://www.domainnamenews.com/ppc-industry/sedos-parent-united-internet-invests-435-million-eur-in-rocket-internet/24082>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Mastering the PPC Challenge: Break-Even CPC and More [#CZLSF]

At the "Mastering the PPC Challenge" session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, we covered one of the biggest challenges for PPC marketers: getting on top and staying there.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2360447/mastering-the-ppc-challenge-break-even-cpc-and-more-czlsf>

 

Is racing.com a half-million dollar mistake for Racing Victoria? by Adrian Kinderis

What’s a domain name? What business function do they serve? Can a domain name generate ROI? I imagine these were the questions the Board of Racing Victoria asked before signing off on the purchase of racing.com to support a Victorian racing industry joint initiative to establish a digital media and content platform similar to that of the AFL.

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/is-racing-com-a-half-million-dollar-mistake-for-racing-victoria/>

 

Adam Dicker's Domain College Starts a New Term - Michael Gilmour Announces a Special Webinar - 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards Voting to Begin Under New Rules

Several upcoming events to tell you about today. In 2011 DNForum.com owner and T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain Hall of Famer Adam Dicker launched a free "domain college" at DNFCollege.com where he has been sharing his extensive domain investing and ecommerce expertise with the approximately 3,000 registrants that have been accepted to date.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140815.htm>

 

A bunch of domain names sell for $1.5 million, sort of…

The domain names manufacturedhome.com, manufacturedhomes.com, manufacturedhouse.com, manufacturedhomes.net and modularhomes.com have been sold for over $1 million. Sort of. There’s a bit of a back story.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/14/1-5-domain-name-sale/>

 

Delivery Hero Joins The $1B Valuation Club As It Gobbles Rival Pizza.de

On the heels of Rocket Internet’s food delivery service FoodPanda taking another $60 million in funding, its German rival Delivery Hero is also stepping up its game in a consolidation play. The company today is announcing that it has acquired Pizza.de, another longstanding competitor also based in Germany.

<http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/14/delivery-hero-joins-the-1b-valuation-club-as-it-gobbles-rival-pizza-de/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases

The Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn’t winning. And unless social networks, media sites and governments come up with some innovative way of defeating online troublemakers, the digital world will never be free of the trolls’ collective sway.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/technology/web-trolls-winning-as-incivility-increases.html>

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Social media monitoring by employers predicted to rise

A third of young people would be happy for their employer to have access to their social media profiles in return for job security, according to a report that claims such personal data monitoring will become more commonplace.

<http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/18/social-media-monitoring-employers-rise-pwc>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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World's first 'smartphone' celebrates 20 years

Never judge a phone by its cover. This chunky, black box was in fact the world's first 'smartphone'.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28802053>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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What is Metadata, and Why Should I Care? by Geoff Huston

August 2014 is proving yet again to be an amusing month in the Australian political scene, and in this case the source of the amusement was watching a number of Australian politicians fumble around the topic of digital surveillance and proposed legislation relating to data retention measures. The politicians assured us that the proposed data retention measures were nothing untoward, and all that was being called for was the retention of “metadata” by Australian ISPs for a period of two years. We were being reassured that this was not an underhand introduction of a surveillance state, and at no stage was this a call for ISPS to retain a complete copy of the content of all traffic that they carry for their users. All that was being called for in these measures was to retain “metadata”.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-08/metadata.html>

 

Australia and Mexico Must Overhaul Data Retention Mandates

Today, Mexico’s newest data retention law entered into force. The Mexican telecom law compels telecom providers to retain, for two years, the details of who communicates with whom, for how long, and from where. It also allows the authorities access to these details without a court order, exposing geolocation information that reveals the physical whereabouts of Mexicans.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/australia-and-mexico-must-overhaul-data-retention-mandates>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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Certification Allows US Trade Negotiators to Rewrite TPP Copyright Rules

As the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) continue to trudge along, little new information has leaked because the negotiations are being conducted under conditions of strict secrecy.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/certification-allows-us-trade-negotiators-rewrite-tpps-copyright-rules>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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So the internet's winners are finally chipping in? About time...

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something," wrote Upton Sinclair, the great American muckraking journalist, "when his salary depends on his not understanding it." That was in 1935, so let us update it for our times: "It is impossible to get an executive of an internet company to understand anything if the value of his (or her) stock options depends on not understanding it." ... ... Even more interesting is the fact that the core infrastructure of the network runs on software that is all in the public domain. Almost every broadband modem, for example, runs on the Linux operating system, which is free software created by programmers for the love of it. The corporations who make the modems profit from them; but they never paid a cent for Linux.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/16/heartbleed-linux-foundation-openssl-corporate-responsibility-google-facebook-microsoft>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Google wraps its trans-Pacific fiber cables in Kevlar to prevent against shark attacks

Google wraps its underwater fiber cables in Kevlar material, at least in part to protect against shark attacks, an official with the company said recently.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2464035/cloud-computing/google-wraps-its-trans-pacific-fiber-cables-in-kevlar-to-prevent-against-shark.html>

 

Google using super-strong material to protect underwater internet cables against shark attacks

Google is reinforcing its underwater internet cables to protect them against shark attacks.

<http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-using-superstrong-material-to-protect-underwater-internet-cables-against-shark-attacks-9671177.html>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN offers fix for domain name collisions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Blocked Strings Now Free to Launch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/08/11/blocked-strings-now-free-to-launch/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/08/11/blocked-strings-now-free-to-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Real estate turf wars continue as REIA hits out at REA Group&rsquo;s &ldquo;aggressive&rdquo; bid to trademark &lsquo;property.com.au&rsquo;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/43294-real-estate-turf-wars-continue-as-reia-hits-out-at-rea-group-s-aggressive-bid-to-trademark-property-com-au.html"><span>http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/43294-real-estate-turf-wars-continue-as-reia-hits-out-at-rea-group-s-aggressive-bid-to-trademark-property-com-au.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sky News interviews DLA Piper&rsquo;s group head of IPT Australia about brand squatting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thelawyer.com/firms-and-the-bar/sky-news-interviews-dla-pipers-group-head-of-ipt-australia-about-brand-squatting/3024572.article"><span>http://www.thelawyer.com/firms-and-the-bar/sky-news-interviews-dla-pipers-group-head-of-ipt-australia-about-brand-squatting/3024572.article</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Route to the Internet&rsquo;s future by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/15/route-to-the-internets-future/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/15/route-to-the-internets-future/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet is broken. You can blame sharks. And Netflix<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/15/internet-broken-sharks-netflix-cables"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/15/internet-broken-sharks-netflix-cables</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet infrastructure 'needs updating or more blackouts will happen'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Geneva Internet Conference - Internet Governance at a Crossroads<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Geneva Internet Conference will address critical issues, gaps, and future developments in Internet governance (IG) and digital politics. The conference will build on the main developments and events in 2014, including the announcement of the US government on the transition of the IANA oversight, the NETmundial conference and the future development of the UN Internet Governance Forum. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gip.diplomacy.edu/events/geneva-internet-conference-internet-governance-crossroads"><span>http://gip.diplomacy.edu/events/geneva-internet-conference-internet-governance-crossroads</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Return of the WCIT by Anthony Rutkowski<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The title looks like a horror show advertisement; or, maybe a recurrent plague. It is actually a combination of both, and last inflicted itself on the world two years ago in Dubai. It could be visiting us again in the years to come... The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) and formerly known as Administrative Conferences have been around for the past 150 years. There have been 31 of them held under the aegis of a U.N. agency known as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and its precursors.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140815_return_of_the_wcit/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140815_return_of_the_wcit/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today published Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps, a document that describes the process to examine how, from an organizational perspective, ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened to address the absence of its historical relationship with the US Government including looking at strengthening existing accountability mechanisms. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brief Overview: ICANN is posting for public comment proposed Bylaws revisions that would incorporate a higher voting threshold for the Board to determine not to follow the advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee. Currently, the Bylaws require a simple majority of the Board (50% + 1) to vote to not follow a piece of advice from the GAC. The proposed amendments to the Bylaws would require 2/3 of the voting members of the Board to vote to act inconsistently with a piece of GAC advice.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selections<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) has completed its selections for six leadership positions within ICANN, listed below for each ICANN body, in alphabetical order by family name:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-15-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-15-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bulk Transfer of Names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has authorized the bulk transfer of gTLD domain names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd. due to the non-renewal of IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd's Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-14-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Heather Dryden, Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee | ICANN, to Dr. Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Requests for release of two-&shy;&#8208;character labels as second level domains in New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/dryden-to-crocker-2014-08-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/dryden-to-crocker-2014-08-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Presentaci&oacute;n de Fadi Chehad&eacute; para Cumbre Regulatel-Berec (Buenos-Aires) [in English]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM_3QElfRTE"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM_3QElfRTE</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Call for ICANN to Educate and Not Mislead GAC by Sophia Bekele<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I read with interest the recent blog written by Theresa Swinehart a Sr. Advisor to the President on Strategy. She wrote: "The most critical element of this [ICANN Transition] process is trust and alignment. To ensure success on this accountability track, we must as a community work closely together to make sure that the final process is meaningful. There is plenty of work to be done in an ambitious period of time."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_call_for_icann_to_educate_and_not_mislead_gac/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_call_for_icann_to_educate_and_not_mislead_gac/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">History of the IANA function<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;If you want to transition the Internet root, it helps if you first understand what the Internet root is and how it evolved into the way it is managed today.&rdquo; This could be ICANN&rsquo;s Stability and Security Advisory Committee&rsquo;s message to the ICANN leadership as it delivers a 42-page &ldquo;overview and history of the IANA function&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/history-of-the-iana-function/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/history-of-the-iana-function/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ch/li: SWITCH Junior Web Award: The new generation of web designers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The website competition for schools, now in its ninth year, kicks off today. SWITCH wants school students from all over Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein to design their own website together with their teacher. The success story of the Junior Web Award began in 2007, when the SWITCH foundation launched the competition to mark its 20th anniversary. As the pioneer of the Swiss Internet, the foundation wants to promote the latest generation's World Wide Web know-how. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/juniorwebaward2015.html"><span>http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/juniorwebaward2015.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Reported mass exodus from .com explained<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Did Verisign suffer from a massive 2,600% increase in the number of deleted .com domain names this April?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17168-reported-mass-exodus-from-com-explained"><span>http://domainincite.com/17168-reported-mass-exodus-from-com-explained</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">HKIRC Survey Reveals &ldquo;Key Factors Impacting Purchasing Decisions on e-Shopping Websites in Hong Kong&rdquo; at 2014 Digital Marketplace Seminar<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Research by the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) announced today revealed a change in shoppers&rsquo; behaviour, with more people now looking for information online before making purchase at stores and vice versa. The results were announced at the &ldquo;2014 Digital Marketplace &ndash; Would O2O open doors for local business?&rdquo; seminar. Mr. Daniel Lai, BBS, JP, Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR Government, was the officiating guest at this annual event.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.hkirc.hk/content.jsp?id=43#!/64&amp;in=/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=489"><span>https://www.hkirc.hk/content.jsp?id=43#!/64&amp;in=/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=489</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .ID is here and it is not cheap<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today is independence day in Indonesia, and on this day the shorter .id extension is now available. The extension is not cheap and comes with some restrictions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/17/the-id-is-here-and-it-is-not-cheap/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/17/the-id-is-here-and-it-is-not-cheap/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ru: Website owners will receive shutdown warning<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) and the Coordination Center (CC) for TLD RU/</span><span lang="RU">&#1056;&#1060; have signed a cooperation agreement to help prevent and control violations, and to increase Internet security and data protection.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5934"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5934</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN offers fix for domain name collisions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The flood of new TLDs, such as .club, .luxury, and .pic, confuse some web browsers when they conflict with old domain names. ICANN has created a way to detect these problems inside your network.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Blocked Strings Now Free to Launch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD registries previously on hold because of potential name collision problems are free to go live now that the New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) has approved a framework to guide them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/08/11/blocked-strings-now-free-to-launch/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/08/11/blocked-strings-now-free-to-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Study reveals new gTLD usage patterns, but treat figures with caution<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New research from Verisign has revealed that only 3% of the second-level domains registered in new gTLDs contain business websites, with pay-per-click (PPC) usage dwarfing that level. However, there are some caveats to consider.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=0d69fccf-0968-44aa-a75c-4408af7168c2"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=0d69fccf-0968-44aa-a75c-4408af7168c2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Firms are very worried about new gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Almost nine in ten businesses are concerned about the effect new gTLDs will have on their trademarks and intellectual property, according to brand managers NetNames.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cbronline.com/news/tech/software/e-commerce/firms-are-very-worried-about-news-generic-top-level-domains-4344280"><span>http://www.cbronline.com/news/tech/software/e-commerce/firms-are-very-worried-about-news-generic-top-level-domains-4344280</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brands Concerned by Risks Associated With New Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As gTLDs become more widespread, brands have admitted to feeling concerned about their rollout over the next five years. Research released from brand protection firm Netnames as part of its Internet 2020 report has shown that 92% of the companies surveyed recognise there is a certain level of risk involved with gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://performancein.com/news/2014/08/14/brands-concerned-risks-associated-new-domains/"><span>http://performancein.com/news/2014/08/14/brands-concerned-risks-associated-new-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .nyc Landrush Auctions: Adding Injury To Insult by Tom Lowenhaupt<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New York City is in the midst of a two part Landrush for its .nyc domain names. First is a 60 day application period (August 4 &ndash; October 3) during which anyone with nexus &mdash; basically city residents &mdash; can purchase an available .nyc domain name. Most any name is available. It doesn't even matter if a name has a NYS Trademark or d/b/a registration, those names too are fair game. The exceptions are a group set aside for technical reasons, 482 names taken by holders of international trademarks, and a few thousand names reserved by the city administration. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_the_nyc_landrush_auctions_adding_injury_to_insult/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_the_nyc_landrush_auctions_adding_injury_to_insult/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Welsh political leaders join forces in pledge to join .wales .cymru domain revolution<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">All four political parties across Wales have pledged to adopt Welsh internet domain brands when they become available later in the year, it can be revealed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-political-leaders-join-forces-7610060"><span>http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-political-leaders-join-forces-7610060</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/Welsh-leaders-join-forces-join-wales-cymru-domain/story-22738355-detail/story.html"><span>http://www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/Welsh-leaders-join-forces-join-wales-cymru-domain/story-22738355-detail/story.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot Bharat domain to be unveiled on August 21<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web addresses are set to get multilingual in India. Soon you will be able to type in addresses in a web browser in the Devnagri script - with "dot bharat" standing in for the currently common "dot in" domain to begin with. The roll-out of the same begins on August 21. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Dot-Bharat-domain-to-be-unveiled-on-August-21/articleshow/40329587.cms"><span>http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Dot-Bharat-domain-to-be-unveiled-on-August-21/articleshow/40329587.cms</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Infosys withdraws dot-brand bids<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Indian consulting giant Infosys has dropped its bids for two dot-brand new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17171-infosys-withdraws-dot-brand-bids"><span>http://domainincite.com/17171-infosys-withdraws-dot-brand-bids</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy Now Offering .SHIKSHA Domain Name</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy</span><span> ...</span><span lang="EN"> announced the availability of gTLD .SHIKSHA for registration.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-now-offering-shiksha-domain-name.aspx"><span>http://www.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-now-offering-shiksha-domain-name.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts wins .ltd gTLD contest<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts has emerged the victor of the contention set for .ltd, beating six other applicants for the new gTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17169-donuts-wins-ltd-gtld-contest"><span>http://domainincite.com/17169-donuts-wins-ltd-gtld-contest</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Medical domain names all under 2,000 registrations after first day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As I previewed earlier this week, the only four domain names entering true general availability this week were medical-themed domains from Donuts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/14/medical-domain-names-all-under-2000-registrations-after-first-day/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/14/medical-domain-names-all-under-2000-registrations-after-first-day/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Impact of Poor Internet Hygiene<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Poor Internet hygiene, not increased cybercrime, is what's really to blame for increased botnet traffic and malware infections, say cybersecurity experts Tom Kellermann and Rod Rasmussen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/impact-poor-internet-hygiene-a-7070"><span>http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/impact-poor-internet-hygiene-a-7070</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Popcorn Time Hit By Massive DDoS Attack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A major fork of the popular Popcorn Time project is currently being subjected to a massive DDoS attack. The whole project has been hit, from the site hosting its source through to its CDN, API and DNS servers. The team tells TorrentFreak that the attack amounts to 10Gbps across their entire network.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-hit-by-massive-ddos-attack-140814/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-hit-by-massive-ddos-attack-140814/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Real estate turf wars continue as REIA hits out at REA Group&rsquo;s &ldquo;aggressive&rdquo; bid to trademark &lsquo;property.com.au&rsquo;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There appears to be no end in sight for the war of words that has erupted in the Australian real estate industry over who has the right to trademark certain terms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/43294-real-estate-turf-wars-continue-as-reia-hits-out-at-rea-group-s-aggressive-bid-to-trademark-property-com-au.html"><span>http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/43294-real-estate-turf-wars-continue-as-reia-hits-out-at-rea-group-s-aggressive-bid-to-trademark-property-com-au.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Show Me the EMONEY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The disputed domain name in this week&rsquo;s decision is emoney.com owned by a Mr. Will E. The complainant, Electronic Transaction Systems Corporation, claims to have used the EMONEY trademark for financial services since 1999. Unfortunately, its trademark registrations are in the name of someone else and weren&rsquo;t filed until some years after respondent created its accused domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/08/11/show-me-the-emoney/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/08/11/show-me-the-emoney/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sky News interviews DLA Piper&rsquo;s group head of IPT Australia about brand squatting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sky News Business Law TV host Carson Scott recently interviewed Melinda Upton, partner and group head of IPT Australia at DLA Piper. In the live interview, Upton discussed the issue of brand squatting and cybersquatting. Carson also interviewed Les Koltai, partner and head of the real-estate group in DLA Piper Australia about doing business down under from a foreign retailer perspective.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thelawyer.com/firms-and-the-bar/sky-news-interviews-dla-pipers-group-head-of-ipt-australia-about-brand-squatting/3024572.article"><span>http://www.thelawyer.com/firms-and-the-bar/sky-news-interviews-dla-pipers-group-head-of-ipt-australia-about-brand-squatting/3024572.article</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lionsgate Targets Hosting Providers &amp; Domain Registrars Over Expendables 3 Piracy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Movie studio Lionsgate is continuing its crackdown on sites and services connected to the leak of The Expendables 3. The additional sites now being targeted have not been approached directly - Lionsgate has chosen to go after their Internet service providers and domain name registrars instead.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/lionsgate-targets-hosting-providers-domain-registrars-over-expendables-3-piracy-140815/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/lionsgate-targets-hosting-providers-domain-registrars-over-expendables-3-piracy-140815/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">4chan loses domain name dispute with Oversee.net<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Popular bulletin board site 4chan has lost a case it filed to get the domain name 4chan.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/15/4chan-loses-domain-name-dispute-with-oversee-net/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/15/4chan-loses-domain-name-dispute-with-oversee-net/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Route to the Internet&rsquo;s future by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Yesterday APNIC Research Scientist George Michaelson commented on media coverage of the internet &ldquo;running out of space&ldquo;, quoting research by APNIC Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston. Today, Geoff continues the discussion. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/15/route-to-the-internets-future/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/15/route-to-the-internets-future/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet infrastructure 'needs updating or more blackouts will happen'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Experts have warned of more internet blackouts after a crash disabled eBay in northern Europe this week, as the decades old systems used to organise the world wide web creak under the sheer weight of new devices and websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet is broken. You can blame sharks. And Netflix<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bad news: The internet ran out of space on Tuesday. Worse news: Sharks are eating what is left.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/15/internet-broken-sharks-netflix-cables"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/15/internet-broken-sharks-netflix-cables</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As I.P.O. Nears, GoDaddy Tries to Show It&rsquo;s More Than Just Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As GoDaddy moves toward an initial public offering, the company faces a vexing problem: So many potential investors still think of it only as that place with the notoriously risqu&eacute; ads where they can buy domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/as-i-p-o-nears-godaddy-tries-to-show-its-more-than-just-domain-names/"><span>http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/as-i-p-o-nears-godaddy-tries-to-show-its-more-than-just-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">United Internet considers complete takeover of Versatel - CEO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">German internet service provider United internet is mulling a complete takeover of cable group Versatel, in which it already owns a stake, Chief Executive Ralph Dommermuth said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/uk-united-internet-versatel-idUKKBN0GE1CF20140814"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/uk-united-internet-versatel-idUKKBN0GE1CF20140814</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Certificate Authority Security Council backs SSL server rules taking effect Nov. 1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As a safety precaution to prevent SSL server certificates being exploited for network man-in-the-middle attacks on organizations, vendors that issue SSL server certificates will begin adhering to new issuance guidelines as of Nov. 1. These new rules, as described by members of the industry group Certificate Authority/Browser Forum, mean certificate authorities (CAs) will not issue certificates that contain &ldquo;internal names&rdquo; and expire after Nov. 1, 2015. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2465826/security0/certificate-authority-security-council-backs-ssl-server-rules-taking-effect-nov-1.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2465826/security0/certificate-authority-security-council-backs-ssl-server-rules-taking-effect-nov-1.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EasyDNS changes take-down policy after man dies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Canadian registrar EasyDNS has amended its take-down policy after a customer of one of its registrants died of an overdose.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17177-easydns-changes-take-down-policy-after-man-dies"><span>http://domainincite.com/17177-easydns-changes-take-down-policy-after-man-dies</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo&rsquo;s parent United Internet invests 435 million EUR in Rocket Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Montabaur, August 15, 2014. United Internet AG (&ldquo;United Internet&rdquo;) is investing &ndash; via its subsidiary United Internet Ventures AG &ndash; a total of EUR 435 million for a 10.7% stake in the incubator Rocket Internet AG, Berlin (&ldquo;Rocket&rdquo;). The investment will cement the long term strategic relationship between United Internet and Oliver Samwer, Rocket&rsquo;s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnamenews.com/ppc-industry/sedos-parent-united-internet-invests-435-million-eur-in-rocket-internet/24082"><span>http://www.domainnamenews.com/ppc-industry/sedos-parent-united-internet-invests-435-million-eur-in-rocket-internet/24082</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mastering the PPC Challenge: Break-Even CPC and More [#CZLSF]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the "Mastering the PPC Challenge" session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, we covered one of the biggest challenges for PPC marketers: getting on top and staying there.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2360447/mastering-the-ppc-challenge-break-even-cpc-and-more-czlsf"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2360447/mastering-the-ppc-challenge-break-even-cpc-and-more-czlsf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is racing.com a half-million dollar mistake for Racing Victoria? by Adrian Kinderis</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What&rsquo;s a domain name? What business function do they serve? Can a domain name generate ROI? I imagine these were the questions the Board of Racing Victoria asked before signing off on the purchase of racing.com to support a Victorian racing industry joint initiative to establish a digital media and content platform similar to that of the AFL.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/is-racing-com-a-half-million-dollar-mistake-for-racing-victoria/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/is-racing-com-a-half-million-dollar-mistake-for-racing-victoria/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Adam Dicker's Domain College Starts a New Term - Michael Gilmour Announces a Special Webinar - 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards Voting to Begin Under New Rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Several upcoming events to tell you about today. In 2011 DNForum.com owner and T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain Hall of Famer Adam Dicker launched a free "domain college" at DNFCollege.com where he has been sharing his extensive domain investing and ecommerce expertise with the approximately 3,000 registrants that have been accepted to date. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140815.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140815.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A bunch of domain names sell for $1.5 million, sort of&hellip;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The domain names manufacturedhome.com, manufacturedhomes.com, manufacturedhouse.com, manufacturedhomes.net and modularhomes.com have been sold for over $1 million. Sort of. There&rsquo;s a bit of a back story.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/14/1-5-domain-name-sale/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/14/1-5-domain-name-sale/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Delivery Hero Joins The $1B Valuation Club As It Gobbles Rival Pizza.de<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On the heels of Rocket Internet&rsquo;s food delivery service FoodPanda taking another $60 million in funding, its German rival Delivery Hero is also stepping up its game in a consolidation play. The company today is announcing that it has acquired Pizza.de, another longstanding competitor also based in Germany.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/14/delivery-hero-joins-the-1b-valuation-club-as-it-gobbles-rival-pizza-de/"><span>http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/14/delivery-hero-joins-the-1b-valuation-club-as-it-gobbles-rival-pizza-de/</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn&rsquo;t winning. And unless social networks, media sites and governments come up with some innovative way of defeating online troublemakers, the digital world will never be free of the trolls&rsquo; collective sway.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/technology/web-trolls-winning-as-incivility-increases.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/technology/web-trolls-winning-as-incivility-increases.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Social media monitoring by employers predicted to rise<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A third of young people would be happy for their employer to have access to their social media profiles in return for job security, according to a report that claims such personal data monitoring will become more commonplace.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/18/social-media-monitoring-employers-rise-pwc"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/18/social-media-monitoring-employers-rise-pwc</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MOBILE/WIRELESS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">World's first 'smartphone' celebrates 20 years<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Never judge a phone by its cover. This chunky, black box was in fact the world's first 'smartphone'.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28802053"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28802053</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What is Metadata, and Why Should I Care? by Geoff Huston</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">August 2014 is proving yet again to be an amusing month in the Australian political scene, and in this case the source of the amusement was watching a number of Australian politicians fumble around the topic of digital surveillance and proposed legislation relating to data retention measures. The politicians assured us that the proposed data retention measures were nothing untoward, and all that was being called for was the retention of &ldquo;metadata&rdquo; by Australian ISPs for a period of two years. We were being reassured that this was not an underhand introduction of a surveillance state, and at no stage was this a call for ISPS to retain a complete copy of the content of all traffic that they carry for their users. All that was being called for in these measures was to retain &ldquo;metadata&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-08/metadata.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-08/metadata.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia and Mexico Must Overhaul Data Retention Mandates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, Mexico&rsquo;s newest data retention law entered into force. The Mexican telecom law compels telecom providers to retain, for two years, the details of who communicates with whom, for how long, and from where. It also allows the authorities access to these details without a court order, exposing geolocation information that reveals the physical whereabouts of Mexicans.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/australia-and-mexico-must-overhaul-data-retention-mandates"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/australia-and-mexico-must-overhaul-data-retention-mandates</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Certification Allows US Trade Negotiators to Rewrite TPP Copyright Rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) continue to trudge along, little new information has leaked because the negotiations are being conducted under conditions of strict secrecy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/certification-allows-us-trade-negotiators-rewrite-tpps-copyright-rules"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/certification-allows-us-trade-negotiators-rewrite-tpps-copyright-rules</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">So the internet's winners are finally chipping in? About time...<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">"It is difficult to get a man to understand something," wrote Upton Sinclair, the great American muckraking journalist, "when his salary depends on his not understanding it." That was in 1935, so let us update it for our times: "It is impossible to get an executive of an internet company to understand anything if the value of his (or her) stock options depends on not understanding it." ... ...</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Even more interesting is the fact that the core infrastructure of the network runs on software that is all in the public domain. Almost every broadband modem, for example, runs on the Linux operating system, which is free software created by programmers for the love of it. The corporations who make the modems profit from them; but they never paid a cent for Linux.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/16/heartbleed-linux-foundation-openssl-corporate-responsibility-google-facebook-microsoft"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/16/heartbleed-linux-foundation-openssl-corporate-responsibility-google-facebook-microsoft</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google wraps its trans-Pacific fiber cables in Kevlar to prevent against shark attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google wraps its underwater fiber cables in Kevlar material, at least in part to protect against shark attacks, an official with the company said recently.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2464035/cloud-computing/google-wraps-its-trans-pacific-fiber-cables-in-kevlar-to-prevent-against-shark.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2464035/cloud-computing/google-wraps-its-trans-pacific-fiber-cables-in-kevlar-to-prevent-against-shark.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google using super-strong material to protect underwater internet cables against shark attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google is reinforcing its underwater internet cables to protect them against shark attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-using-superstrong-material-to-protect-underwater-internet-cables-against-shark-attacks-9671177.html"><span>http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-using-superstrong-material-to-protect-underwater-internet-cables-against-shark-attacks-9671177.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 14 Aug 06:10 2014

auDA Domain Name News - 14 August

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5 Things Your CEO Should Know About gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2359996/5-things-your-ceo-should-know-about-gtlds>

 

Verisign Mitigates 300 Gbps DDoS Attack and Other Q2 2014 DDoS Trends

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_mitigates_300_gbps_ddos>

 

Is the Internet full? Major sites brought down by technical problems

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11032430/Is-the-Internet-full-Major-sites-brought-down-by-technical-problems.html>

 

Five Million Domains Added In Q1 Taking Global Total To 276 Million: Verisign

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/12/five-million-domains-q1-verisign/>

 

Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/website_usage_analysis_in_the>

 

Verisign: 41% of new gTLD sites are parked

<http://domainincite.com/17166-verisign-41-of-new-gtld-sites-are-parked>

 

 

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Update: The IANA Functions Infographic

ICANN today released a new IANA Functions Infographic which explains how the core IANA functions allow users like you to access the Internet.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-11-en>

 

Applicants Respond to London GAC Advice on New gTLDs

In the GAC London Communiqué, the Governmental Advisory Committee ("GAC") issued further advice to the ICANN Board of Directors regarding New gTLD applications. ICANN notified applicants and the community about the GAC's advice on 14 July 2014, thus opening a 21-day applicant response period. Applicant responses have been made public.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-11aug14-en>

 

New gTLD Program Auctions - Updated Auction Schedule

The Auction Schedule is updated as of 11 August 2014. This version is updated to reflect the 2015 Auction Dates for January, February, and March. Also reflected is the finalization of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework as it pertains to the Auction Schedule. Because the Framework is now finalized, postponement requests on this basis will no longer be accommodated.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org//en/applicants/auctions>

 

At-Large Seeks Your Feedback on the 2nd ATLAS Declaration

The Second At-Large Summit (ATLAS II), which was held concurrently during ICANN's 50th meeting, attracted nearly 150 At-Large Structures from 70 countries.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-12-en>

 

CPE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updated

ICANN has updated the CPE FAQs. The update includes revisions to existing answers based on lessons learned over the past nine months of CPE operations as well as the addition of answers to questions regarding Accelerated Invitation to CPE.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-13aug14-en>

 

Fadi Chehadé to Honorable Anna G. Eshoo

New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-eshoo-2014-08-11-en>

 

Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Elisa Cooper, Keith Drazek, and Kristina

Name Collisions in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-cooper-et-al-08aug14-en.pdf>

 

Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Rubens Kühl

Name Collisions in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-kuhl-08aug14-en.pdf>

 

Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Bruce MacPherson

Name Collisions in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-macpherson-08aug14-en.pdf>

 

Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Andrew Merriam and the NTAG

Name Collisions in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-merriam-ntag-08aug14-en.pdf>

 

Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Anschelika Smoljar

Name Collisions in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-smoljar-08aug14-en.pdf>

 

Fadi Chehadé to Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz

Request for Details of GAC Election

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-ejaz-2014-08-11-en>

 

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nz: Policy Reviews - Dispute Resolution Service Policy, Disputes and Complaints Policy, Investigations and Inquiries Policy

As part of the ongoing review of .nz policies, three policies are now being reviewed.

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-reviews-dispute-resolution-service-policy-disputes-and-complaints-policy-investigations>

 

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5 Things Your CEO Should Know About gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe

As the Internet continues to evolve with the adoption and expansion of gTLDs, chief executives need to be prepared to evolve along with it. Here are the top five things CEOs need to know about the new gTLDs.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2359996/5-things-your-ceo-should-know-about-gtlds>

 

Flood of New TLDs Continues

Numerous new TLDs are making waves in the world of content branding and discovery by providing a more globally accessible alternative to traditional .com website addresses.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=183286>

 

DCA objects to new GAC advice on dotAfrica domain Michael Ouma

DotConnectAfrica has objected to the recent advice issued by the Government Advisory Committee to ICANN over the contentious “.africa” gTLD after the ICANN 50 meeting in London.

<http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/dca-objects-to-new-gac-advice-on-dotafrica-domain>

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201408130177.html>

 

A wee victory for proud Scots all over the world wide web

Scotland finally has its own homeland on the web, in the form of the .scot domain. As a Scottish expat, this launch, in the midst of an independence debate, is rather exciting. It gives us yet another reason to throw on the kilt, raise a glass of Scotch, and chow down on some haggis.

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatlife/11026053/A-wee-victory-for-proud-Scots-all-over-the-world-wide-web.html>

 

Plans for a .cumbria domain are 'underwhelming', says leading hotelier

A CUMBRIA internet domain name would be of little use to the county’s hospitality businesses, according to high-profile hotelier Jonathan Denby.

<http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/11398298.Plans_for_a__cumbria_domain_are__underwhelming___says_leading_hotelier/>

 

Warning: Some Registrars (Godaddy) Are Making The Radix $160 Landrush Fee NonRefundable

... Radix has been advertising on social media calling their landrush a “no risk landrush” meaning that the $160 landrush fee is fully refundable if you don’t get the domain name you applied for. However some registrars are making that $160 fee non-refundable, meaning you don’t get your $160 back even if you don’t get the domain name you apply for.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/12/warning-some-registrars-godaddy-are-making-the-radix-160-landrush-fee-nonrefundable/>

 

This week in new TLDs: medical and financial domain names

A slow week for new TLDs is on tap. Donuts is the only company with new releases hitting general availability this week.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/medical-financial-tlds/>

 

Biggest new TLD surprises (upside and downside)

We’re closing in on 200 TLDs being released in general availability, and there have been quite a few surprises.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/biggest-new-tld-surprises/>

 

Momentum cancels dot-brand conference

Momentum Events has cancelled its planned new gTLD conference, which was due to take place in Amsterdam next month.

<http://domainincite.com/17164-momentum-cancels-dot-brand-conference>

 

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Verisign Mitigates 300 Gbps DDoS Attack and Other Q2 2014 DDoS Trends

It has been another busy quarter for the team that works on our DDoS Protection Services here at Verisign. As detailed in the recent release of our Q2 2014 DDoS Trends Report, from April to June of this year, we not only saw a jump in frequency and size of attacks against our customers, we witnessed the largest DDoS attack we’ve ever observed and mitigated – an attack over 300 Gbps against one of our Media and Entertainment customers.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_mitigates_300_gbps_ddos>

 

au: Mandatory laws will help ‘bolster’ cyber-security capabilities

The important role such laws could play in bolstering Australia’s cyber-security capabilities has been largely lost in the uproar about the government’s proposed mandatory metadata retention laws, according to the chief of  Australia’s domain regulatory authority.

<http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/65066-mandatory-laws-will-help-‘bolster’-cyber-security-capabilities>

 

Internet Of Things Security Reaches Tipping Point

It all began more than four years ago with HD Moore's groundbreaking research in embedded device security -- VoIP, DSL, SCADA, printers, videoconferencing, and switching equipment -- found exposed on the public Internet and sporting diagnostics backdoors put in place by developers.

<http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/internet-of-things-security-reaches-tipping-point/d/d-id/1298019>

 

Edward Snowden: The Untold Story

The message arrives on my “clean machine,” a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. “Change in plans,” my contact says. “Be in the lobby of the Hotel ______ by 1 pm. Bring a book and wait for ES to find you.” ¶ ES is Edward Snowden, the most wanted man in the world. For almost nine months, I have been trying to set up an interview with him—traveling to Berlin, Rio de Janeiro twice, and New York multiple times to talk with the handful of his confidants who can arrange a meeting. Among other things, I want to answer a burning question: What drove Snowden to leak hundreds of thousands of top-secret documents, revelations that have laid bare the vast scope of the government’s domestic surveillance programs? In May I received an email from his lawyer, ACLU attorney Ben Wizner, confirming that Snowden would meet me in Moscow and let me hang out and chat with him for what turned out to be three solid days over several weeks. It is the most time that any journalist has been allowed to spend with him since he arrived in Russia in June 2013. But the finer details of the rendezvous remain shrouded in mystery. I landed in Moscow without knowing precisely where or when Snowden and I would actually meet. Now, at last, the details are set.

<http://www.wired.com/2014/08/edward-snowden/>

 

Planned U.S. cyber warfare program could hurt innocent countries - Snowden

A developing U.S. cyber security program would not only hunt down and halt potential computer attacks but also strike back without staff oversight, according to former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/us-cybersecurity-snowden-idINKBN0GD1JM20140813>

 

Edward Snowden’s latest secrets: U.S. was responsible for an entire country’s Internet outage

This week Wired published a comprehensive profile of “The Most Wanted Man in the World,” Edward Snowden. The seven digital pages of James Bamford’s three days with the National Security Agency whistle-blower give a glance at Snowden’s back story, and then follow his career trajectory from the Army Special Ops — where he broke both legs and was discharged — to the CIA, and then his final stints with NSA contractors Dell and Booz Allen.

<http://www.salon.com/2014/08/13/edward_snowdens_latest_secrets_u_s_was_responsible_for_an_entire_countrys_internet_outage/>

 

Snowden claims you should blame the NSA for a 2012 Syrian Internet outage, not Assad

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says the NSA was responsible for a 2012 Syrian Internet outage, in a new profile published Wednesday by Wired:

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/13/snowden-claims-you-should-blame-the-nsa-for-a-2012-syrian-internet-outage-not-assad/>

 

Why the U.S. Can’t Automatically Retaliate in Cyberspace, Yet

To hear Edward Snowden tell it, the secret program that finally drove the former National Security Agency contractor to leak sensitive documents would have allowed the U.S. to retaliate automatically against foreign cyberattacks.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/13/why-the-u-s-cant-automatically-retaliate-in-cyberspace-yet/?mod=ST1>

 

Study Confirms Uyghur Remain in Crosshairs of Targeted Attacks

A research paper to be delivered next week at USENIX takes a deep look into the reconnaissance nation-states undergo in order to craft email-based attacks against non-governmental organizations.

<http://threatpost.com/study-confirms-uyghur-remain-in-crosshairs-of-targeted-attacks/107741>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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UK Police Hijack Ads of 74 Pirate Websites, Refuse to Name Them

New data obtained through a Freedom of Information request reveals that the UK's 'piracy police' are hijacking the ads of 74 suspected pirate sites. The police are refusing to reveal the domain names as that would "raise the profile of these sites." Fearing cyber-attacks, the names of participating advertising agencies are also being withheld.

<http://torrentfreak.com/uk-police-hijacks-ads-74-websites-refuses-name-140812/>

 

RMIT University Loses URS On RMIT.Education, To A Parked Page With Links To It

RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia lost its bid to get the domain name RMIT.education suspended through a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/11/rmit-university-loses-urs-on-rmit-education-to-a-parked-page-with-links-to-it/>

 

China Product Counterfeiting: Using UDRP To Shut Down The Website

Our law firm has in the last year had probably twice as many counterfeit matters as in any prior year. Not sure if this is because counterfeiting is on the increase or if it is just because American companies are getting so sick of it that they are becoming more likely to take action. Most of these matters involve Chinese companies shipping counterfeit product into the United States.

<http://www.chinalawblog.com/2014/08/china-product-counterfeiting-and-using-udrp-to-shut-down-the-website.html>

 

au: Lytro, Inc. v. Drift Alliance Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2014-0019

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Lytro, Inc., of Mountain View, California, United States of America (“US”), represented by Mariana Antcheva, US. The Respondent is Drift Alliance Pty Ltd, of Semaphore Park, South Australia, Australia, internally represented. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <lytro.com.au> (the “Disputed Domain Name”) is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0019>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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512KDay: How the internet just BROKE under its own weight

Yesterday, 12 August, 2014, the internet hit an arbitrary limit of more than 512,000 routes. This 512K route limit is something we have known about for some time.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/13/512k_invited_us_out_to_play/>

 

Is the Internet full? Major sites brought down by technical problems

Problems that brought down websites such as eBay could become a regular occurrence as the Internet effectively runs out of space, experts have warned.

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11032430/Is-the-Internet-full-Major-sites-brought-down-by-technical-problems.html>

 

Here’s why your Internet might have been slow on Tuesday

Some users were frustrated to find some of their favorite Web sites were unresponsive or otherwise inaccessible Tuesday. But it wasn't a data center outage or a squirrel chewing through a cable line causing the disruption. Instead, structural problems with one of the core technologies that keeps the Internet working were to blame, researchers say.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/13/heres-why-your-internet-might-have-been-slow-on-tuesday/>

 

Internet routers hitting 512K limit, some become unreliable

From performance issues at hosting provider Liquid Web to outages at eBay and LastPass, large networks and websites suffered a series of disruptions and outages on Tuesday. Some Internet engineers are blaming the disruptions on a novel technical issue that impacts older Internet routers.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/internet-routers-hitting-512k-limit-some-become-unreliable/>

 

Echoes of Y2K: Engineers Buzz That Internet Is Outgrowing Its Gear

Network engineers are buzzing this week as the Internet outgrows some of its gear. Internet providers, corporations and universities all rely on a common map of routes to send emails, videos and everything else on the Web where it's supposed to go.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/y2k-meets-512k-as-internet-limit-approaches-1407937617>

 

BGP Routing Table Size Limit Blamed for Tuesday’s Website Outages

Many websites, including Data Center Knowledge and the WHIR, responded sporadically from certain locations Tuesday, but the outages did not result from loss of power at a hosting company’s or a cloud provider’s data center, a flood or a network cable severed by a squirrel. The problem was attributed to a structural problem in the way the Internet is built.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/bgp-routing-table-size-limit-blamed-tuesdays-website-outages>

 

Internet troubles today? You can blame it on IPv4

You might have heard something about Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) causing possible connectivity problems in future if web users don’t begin using the newer IPv6. Well, those problems have arrived, with numerous websites including eBay, Amazon, LinkedIn and others hit by outages yesterday. Also affected were major network providers like AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon, as well as BT and Virgin in the UK.

<http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/08/13/internet-troubles-today-you-can-blame-it-on-ipv4/>

 

Global internet outages caused by routing table spike

Internet connectivity issues this week which saw many sites become unreachable were caused by a sudden spike in announcements of traffic routes between networks, which in turn pushed core routers over their default limits.

<http://www.itnews.com.au/News/391028,global-internet-outages-caused-by-routing-table-spike.aspx>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Five Million Domains Added In Q1 Taking Global Total To 276 Million: Verisign

Five million domain names were added across all TLDs across the globe in the first quarter of 2014, replicating the number added in the fourth quarter of 2013, Verisign announced in their latest Domain Name Industry Brief, taking the total Domains Under Management to 276 million as of 31 March.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22754>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/12/five-million-domains-q1-verisign/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/five-million-domains-q1-verisign.html>

 

Verisign: Internet grew by 5 million domain names in Q1

Verisign released its Domain Name Industry Brief today, estimating that the total base of registered domain names grew by 5 million to 276 million in Q1 this year.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/verisign-internet-grew-by-5-million-domain-names-in-q1/>

 

Verisign Reports More than 19 Million Domains Have Been Added to the Internet Over the Past Year

Verisign released their Q1 2014 Domain Name Industry Brief today, a report that said 5 million domain names were added to the Internet in the opening quarter of this year. That brings the total number of registered domain names (across all extensions) to a total of 276 million worldwide.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140811.htm>

 

Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs

A recent study, by EURid and the Leuven Statistics Research Centre, set out to better understand the most common usage of websites that are linked to domains, and we thought it would be an interesting exercise to extend similar analysis to the new gTLD market. So, we analyzed all second-level domains registered in new gTLDs according to published zone files on June 29, 2014. Verisign utilizes our own proprietary process for classifying websites, which results in similar classifications to those by EURid. The primary difference is that the Verisign classification method is machine-based and is evaluated for each domain independently, while the EURid approach leveraged samples that humans classified.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/website_usage_analysis_in_the>

 

Verisign: 41% of new gTLD sites are parked

As much as 41% of domains registered in new gTLDs are parked with pay-per-click advertising, according to research carried out by Verisign.

<http://domainincite.com/17166-verisign-41-of-new-gtld-sites-are-parked>

 

Google Domains: Give Me More by Jean Guillon

The Buzz seems to be about Google Domains at the moment: Google is launching as a Registrar and will soon offer plenty of fantastic things to do with domain names. But... is there anything new with Google Domains? I checked the features but... I found nothing that other Registrars do not already offer and I admit I expected to be a little more impressed.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140813_google_domains_give_me_more/>

 

Suit Filed Against BestRegistrar Over “Ransom” to Transfer Over 5K Domains Out

A company has filed a federal lawsuit against the company that owns the ICANN accredited registrar, BestRegistrar.com a few alleged resellers of BestRegistrar and the owners of the company that owns Bestregistrar.com, to “recover control of approximately 5,000 Internet domain names rightfully owned by SPG, and to recover damages both compensatory and statutory in nature arising out of: (i) Defendants’ wrongful exercise of control over the 5,000 domain names and (ii) unlawful attempts to exact a “ransom” from SPG for the release of those Domain Names.”

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/13/suit-filed-against-bestregistrar-over-ransom-to-transfer-over-5k-domains-out/>

 

Robin Williams Domains Regged in the Aftermath of His Passing

... After the news broke a few were quick to register domain names in what for the most part look to be at least respectful with no idiotic trash or slanderous type registrations, including:

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/12/robin-williams-domains-regged-in-the-aftermath-of-his-passing/>

 

Can you trademark ‘real estate’? Battle heats up in intellectual property land grab

A trademark battle is emerging in the Australian real estate industry, with the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) slamming a move by the REA Group to trademark “realestate.com.au”.

<http://www.smartcompany.com.au/legal/43231-can-you-trademark-real-estate-battle-heats-up-in-intellectual-property-land-grab.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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The Year's 7th Reported 7-Figure Sale Tops This Week's Sales Chart: DomainGuardians Gets Its Done With a 3-Letter .Com

The chase for the top spot on this week's DN Journal Sales Chart wound up being a one-horse race with BTC.com winning by about 16 lengths. DomainGuardians.com brokered a $1,000,000 sale of that domain to bitcoin mining firm GAWMiners. That is the 7th largest sale reported so far this year and the seventh to hit the 7-figure mark.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140813.htm>

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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au: Metadata debate: the need for warrants should be our guiding principle by Bret Walker

There is more to the metadata retention controversy than the attorney general’s grasp of his brief. He and the more tech-savvy Malcolm Turnbull had form in opposition. Then, they claimed to regard Labor proposals to much the same effect as unjustified incursions on privacy – but the terrorist threats to Australia have not shifted enough, quantitatively let alone qualitatively, to explain their apparent shift of perception. Perhaps the fact that they were then in opposition and are now in government explains their shift.

<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/12/metadata-debate-the-need-for-warrants-should-be-our-guiding-principle>

 

au: Data retention: Liberal backbencher calls for metadata warrant requirement

The Abbott government is facing opposition from backbenchers concerned that the Coalition’s proposed toughening of national security legislation will diminish the liberty and privacy of law-abiding Australians.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/12/data-retention-liberal-backbencher-calls-for-metadata-warrant-requirement>

 

au: Data retention: iiNet pushes targeted alternative to mass surveillance

Targeted "preservation notices" issued under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act together with stored communications warrants offer an alternative to the mass surveillance dragnet implied by a mandatory data retention scheme, according to Internet service provider iiNet.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552281/data_retention_iinet_pushes_targeted_alternative_mass_surveillance/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Cloud Adoption in Asia on the Rise but Impeded by Typical Concerns

Asian companies are getting more comfortable with the cloud, according to a recent Economist Corporate Network report. Over 60 percent of respondents reported partially replacing current IT use with cloud solutions and one-fifth are actively replacing most of their technology with cloud-based options.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/cloud-adoption-asia-rise-impeded-typical-concerns>

 

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Google, Asian firms laying Trans-Pacific underwater Internet cable

Google is partnering with five Asian telecom firms to build a $300 million underwater cable across the Pacific Ocean in a bid to meet surging internet use.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-12/google-and-asian-firms-laying-us-japan-underwater-cable/5666746>

 

Google helps build 'Faster' cable under Pacific Ocean

Google and five other large companies are teaming up to build a cable under the Pacific Ocean that will deliver incredibly fast internet speeds.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28754235>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">5 Things Your CEO Should Know About gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2359996/5-things-your-ceo-should-know-about-gtlds"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2359996/5-things-your-ceo-should-know-about-gtlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign Mitigates 300 Gbps DDoS Attack and Other Q2 2014 DDoS Trends<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_mitigates_300_gbps_ddos"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_mitigates_300_gbps_ddos</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is the Internet full? Major sites brought down by technical problems<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11032430/Is-the-Internet-full-Major-sites-brought-down-by-technical-problems.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11032430/Is-the-Internet-full-Major-sites-brought-down-by-technical-problems.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Five Million Domains Added In Q1 Taking Global Total To 276 Million: Verisign<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/12/five-million-domains-q1-verisign/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/12/five-million-domains-q1-verisign/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/website_usage_analysis_in_the"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/website_usage_analysis_in_the</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign: 41% of new gTLD sites are parked<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17166-verisign-41-of-new-gtld-sites-are-parked"><span>http://domainincite.com/17166-verisign-41-of-new-gtld-sites-are-parked</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update: The IANA Functions Infographic<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today released a new IANA Functions Infographic which explains how the core IANA functions allow users like you to access the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-11-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-11-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Applicants Respond to London GAC Advice on New gTLDs</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the GAC London Communiqu&eacute;, the Governmental Advisory Committee ("GAC") issued further advice to the ICANN Board of Directors regarding New gTLD applications. ICANN notified applicants and the community about the GAC's advice on 14 July 2014, thus opening a 21-day applicant response period. Applicant responses have been made public.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-11aug14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-11aug14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Program Auctions - Updated Auction Schedule</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Auction Schedule is updated as of 11 August 2014. This version is updated to reflect the 2015 Auction Dates for January, February, and March. Also reflected is the finalization of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework as it pertains to the Auction Schedule. Because the Framework is now finalized, postponement requests on this basis will no longer be accommodated.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org//en/applicants/auctions</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At-Large Seeks Your Feedback on the 2nd ATLAS Declaration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Second At-Large Summit (ATLAS II), which was held concurrently during ICANN's 50th meeting, attracted nearly 150 At-Large Structures from 70 countries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-12-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-12-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CPE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has updated the CPE FAQs. The update includes revisions to existing answers based on lessons learned over the past nine months of CPE operations as well as the addition of answers to questions regarding Accelerated Invitation to CPE.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-13aug14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-13aug14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fadi Chehad&eacute; to Honorable Anna G. Eshoo</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-eshoo-2014-08-11-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-eshoo-2014-08-11-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services &amp; Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Elisa Cooper, Keith Drazek, and Kristina <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Name Collisions in New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-cooper-et-al-08aug14-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-cooper-et-al-08aug14-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services &amp; Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Rubens K&uuml;hl</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Name Collisions in New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-kuhl-08aug14-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-kuhl-08aug14-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services &amp; Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Bruce MacPherson</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Name Collisions in New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-macpherson-08aug14-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-macpherson-08aug14-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services &amp; Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Andrew Merriam and the NTAG</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Name Collisions in New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-merriam-ntag-08aug14-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-merriam-ntag-08aug14-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services &amp; Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Anschelika Smoljar</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Name Collisions in New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-smoljar-08aug14-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-smoljar-08aug14-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fadi Chehad&eacute; to Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Request for Details of GAC Election<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-ejaz-2014-08-11-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-ejaz-2014-08-11-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Policy Reviews - Dispute Resolution Service Policy, Disputes and Complaints Policy, Investigations and Inquiries Policy</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of the ongoing review of .nz policies, three policies are now being reviewed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-reviews-dispute-resolution-service-policy-disputes-and-complaints-policy-investigations"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-reviews-dispute-resolution-service-policy-disputes-and-complaints-policy-investigations</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">5 Things Your CEO Should Know About gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the Internet continues to evolve with the adoption and expansion of gTLDs, chief executives need to be prepared to evolve along with it. Here are the top five things CEOs need to know about the new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2359996/5-things-your-ceo-should-know-about-gtlds"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2359996/5-things-your-ceo-should-know-about-gtlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Flood of New TLDs Continues<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Numerous new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s are making waves in the world of content branding and discovery by providing a more globally accessible alternative to traditional .com website addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=183286"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=183286</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DCA objects to new GAC advice on dotAfrica domain Michael Ouma<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DotConnectAfrica has objected to the recent advice issued by the Government Advisory Committee to ICANN over the contentious &ldquo;.africa&rdquo; gTLD after the ICANN 50 meeting in London.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/dca-objects-to-new-gac-advice-on-dotafrica-domain"><span>http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/dca-objects-to-new-gac-advice-on-dotafrica-domain</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201408130177.html"><span>http://allafrica.com/stories/201408130177.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A wee victory for proud Scots all over the world wide web<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Scotland finally has its own homeland on the web, in the form of the .scot domain. As a Scottish expat, this launch, in the midst of an independence debate, is rather exciting. It gives us yet another reason to throw on the kilt, raise a glass of Scotch, and chow down on some haggis. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatlife/11026053/A-wee-victory-for-proud-Scots-all-over-the-world-wide-web.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatlife/11026053/A-wee-victory-for-proud-Scots-all-over-the-world-wide-web.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Plans for a .cumbria domain are 'underwhelming', says leading hotelier<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A CUMBRIA internet domain name would be of little use to the county&rsquo;s hospitality businesses, according to high-profile hotelier Jonathan Denby.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/11398298.Plans_for_a__cumbria_domain_are__underwhelming___says_leading_hotelier/"><span>http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/11398298.Plans_for_a__cumbria_domain_are__underwhelming___says_leading_hotelier/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Warning: Some Registrars (Godaddy) Are Making The Radix $160 Landrush Fee NonRefundable<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Radix has been advertising on social media calling their landrush a &ldquo;no risk landrush&rdquo; meaning that the $160 landrush fee is fully refundable if you don&rsquo;t get the domain name you applied for. However some registrars are making that $160 fee non-refundable, meaning you don&rsquo;t get your $160 back even if you don&rsquo;t get the domain name you apply for.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/12/warning-some-registrars-godaddy-are-making-the-radix-160-landrush-fee-nonrefundable/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/12/warning-some-registrars-godaddy-are-making-the-radix-160-landrush-fee-nonrefundable/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week in new TLDs: medical and financial domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A slow week for new TLDs is on tap. Donuts is the only company with new releases hitting general availability this week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/medical-financial-tlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/medical-financial-tlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Biggest new TLD surprises (upside and downside)</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We&rsquo;re closing in on 200 TLDs being released in general availability, and there have been quite a few surprises.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/biggest-new-tld-surprises/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/biggest-new-tld-surprises/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Momentum cancels dot-brand conference<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Momentum Events has cancelled its planned new gTLD conference, which was due to take place in Amsterdam next month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17164-momentum-cancels-dot-brand-conference"><span>http://domainincite.com/17164-momentum-cancels-dot-brand-conference</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign Mitigates 300 Gbps DDoS Attack and Other Q2 2014 DDoS Trends<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It has been another busy quarter for the team that works on our DDoS Protection Services here at Verisign. As detailed in the recent release of our Q2 2014 DDoS Trends Report, from April to June of this year, we not only saw a jump in frequency and size of attacks against our customers, we witnessed the largest DDoS attack we&rsquo;ve ever observed and mitigated &ndash; an attack over 300 Gbps against one of our Media and Entertainment customers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_mitigates_300_gbps_ddos"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_mitigates_300_gbps_ddos</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Mandatory laws will help &lsquo;bolster&rsquo; cyber-security capabilities</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The important role such laws could play in bolstering Australia&rsquo;s cyber-security capabilities has been largely lost in the uproar about the government&rsquo;s proposed mandatory metadata retention laws, according to the chief of&nbsp; Australia&rsquo;s domain regulatory authority.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/65066-mandatory-laws-will-help-%E2%80%98bolster%E2%80%99-cyber-security-capabilities"><span>http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/65066-mandatory-laws-will-help-&lsquo;bolster&rsquo;-cyber-security-capabilities</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Of Things Security Reaches Tipping Point<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It all began more than four years ago with HD Moore's groundbreaking research in embedded device security -- VoIP, DSL, SCADA, printers, videoconferencing, and switching equipment -- found exposed on the public Internet and sporting diagnostics backdoors put in place by developers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/internet-of-things-security-reaches-tipping-point/d/d-id/1298019"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/internet-of-things-security-reaches-tipping-point/d/d-id/1298019</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Edward Snowden: The Untold Story<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The message arrives on my &ldquo;clean machine,&rdquo; a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. &ldquo;Change in plans,&rdquo; my contact says. &ldquo;Be in the lobby of the Hotel ______ by 1 pm. Bring a book and wait for ES to find you.&rdquo; &para; ES is Edward Snowden, the most wanted man in the world. For almost nine months, I have been trying to set up an interview with him&mdash;traveling to Berlin, Rio de Janeiro twice, and New York multiple times to talk with the handful of his confidants who can arrange a meeting. Among other things, I want to answer a burning question: What drove Snowden to leak hundreds of thousands of top-secret documents, revelations that have laid bare the vast scope of the government&rsquo;s domestic surveillance programs? In May I received an email from his lawyer, ACLU attorney Ben Wizner, confirming that Snowden would meet me in Moscow and let me hang out and chat with him for what turned out to be three solid days over several weeks. It is the most time that any journalist has been allowed to spend with him since he arrived in Russia in June 2013. But the finer details of the rendezvous remain shrouded in mystery. I landed in Moscow without knowing precisely where or when Snowden and I would actually meet. Now, at last, the details are set.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/08/edward-snowden/"><span>http://www.wired.com/2014/08/edward-snowden/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Planned U.S. cyber warfare program could hurt innocent countries - Snowden<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A developing U.S. cyber security program would not only hunt down and halt potential computer attacks but also strike back without staff oversight, according to former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/us-cybersecurity-snowden-idINKBN0GD1JM20140813"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/us-cybersecurity-snowden-idINKBN0GD1JM20140813</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Edward Snowden&rsquo;s latest secrets: U.S. was responsible for an entire country&rsquo;s Internet outage<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week Wired published a comprehensive profile of &ldquo;The Most Wanted Man in the World,&rdquo; Edward Snowden. The seven digital pages of James Bamford&rsquo;s three days with the National Security Agency whistle-blower give a glance at Snowden&rsquo;s back story, and then follow his career trajectory from the Army Special Ops &mdash; where he broke both legs and was discharged &mdash; to the CIA, and then his final stints with NSA contractors Dell and Booz Allen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/08/13/edward_snowdens_latest_secrets_u_s_was_responsible_for_an_entire_countrys_internet_outage/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/08/13/edward_snowdens_latest_secrets_u_s_was_responsible_for_an_entire_countrys_internet_outage/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Snowden claims you should blame the NSA for a 2012 Syrian Internet outage, not Assad<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says the NSA was responsible for a 2012 Syrian Internet outage, in a new profile published Wednesday by Wired:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/13/snowden-claims-you-should-blame-the-nsa-for-a-2012-syrian-internet-outage-not-assad/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/13/snowden-claims-you-should-blame-the-nsa-for-a-2012-syrian-internet-outage-not-assad/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why the U.S. Can&rsquo;t Automatically Retaliate in Cyberspace, Yet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">To hear Edward Snowden tell it, the secret program that finally drove the former National Security Agency contractor to leak sensitive documents would have allowed the U.S. to retaliate automatically against foreign cyberattacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/13/why-the-u-s-cant-automatically-retaliate-in-cyberspace-yet/?mod=ST1"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/13/why-the-u-s-cant-automatically-retaliate-in-cyberspace-yet/?mod=ST1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Study Confirms Uyghur Remain in Crosshairs of Targeted Attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A research paper to be delivered next week at USENIX takes a deep look into the reconnaissance nation-states undergo in order to craft email-based attacks against non-governmental organizations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/study-confirms-uyghur-remain-in-crosshairs-of-targeted-attacks/107741"><span>http://threatpost.com/study-confirms-uyghur-remain-in-crosshairs-of-targeted-attacks/107741</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UK Police Hijack Ads of 74 Pirate Websites, Refuse to Name Them<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New data obtained through a Freedom of Information request reveals that the UK's 'piracy police' are hijacking the ads of 74 suspected pirate sites. The police are refusing to reveal the domain names as that would "raise the profile of these sites." Fearing cyber-attacks, the names of participating advertising agencies are also being withheld.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/uk-police-hijacks-ads-74-websites-refuses-name-140812/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/uk-police-hijacks-ads-74-websites-refuses-name-140812/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RMIT University Loses URS On RMIT.Education, To A Parked Page With Links To It<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia lost its bid to get the domain name RMIT.education suspended through a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/11/rmit-university-loses-urs-on-rmit-education-to-a-parked-page-with-links-to-it/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/11/rmit-university-loses-urs-on-rmit-education-to-a-parked-page-with-links-to-it/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">China Product Counterfeiting: Using UDRP To Shut Down The Website<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Our law firm has in the last year had probably twice as many counterfeit matters as in any prior year. Not sure if this is because counterfeiting is on the increase or if it is just because American companies are getting so sick of it that they are becoming more likely to take action. Most of these matters involve Chinese companies shipping counterfeit product into the United States.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.chinalawblog.com/2014/08/china-product-counterfeiting-and-using-udrp-to-shut-down-the-website.html"><span>http://www.chinalawblog.com/2014/08/china-product-counterfeiting-and-using-udrp-to-shut-down-the-website.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Lytro, Inc. v. Drift Alliance Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2014-0019</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Lytro, Inc., of Mountain View, California, United States of America (&ldquo;US&rdquo;), represented by Mariana Antcheva, US. The Respondent is Drift Alliance Pty Ltd, of Semaphore Park, South Australia, Australia, internally represented. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;lytro.com.au&gt; (the &ldquo;Disputed Domain Name&rdquo;) is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0019"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0019</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">512KDay: How the internet just BROKE under its own weight<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Yesterday, 12 August, 2014, the internet hit an arbitrary limit of more than 512,000 routes. This 512K route limit is something we have known about for some time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/13/512k_invited_us_out_to_play/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/13/512k_invited_us_out_to_play/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is the Internet full? Major sites brought down by technical problems<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Problems that brought down websites such as eBay could become a regular occurrence as the Internet effectively runs out of space, experts have warned. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11032430/Is-the-Internet-full-Major-sites-brought-down-by-technical-problems.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11032430/Is-the-Internet-full-Major-sites-brought-down-by-technical-problems.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Here&rsquo;s why your Internet might have been slow on Tuesday<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some users were frustrated to find some of their favorite Web sites were unresponsive or otherwise inaccessible Tuesday. But it wasn't a data center outage or a squirrel chewing through a cable line causing the disruption. Instead, structural problems with one of the core technologies that keeps the Internet working were to blame, researchers say.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/13/heres-why-your-internet-might-have-been-slow-on-tuesday/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/13/heres-why-your-internet-might-have-been-slow-on-tuesday/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet routers hitting 512K limit, some become unreliable<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From performance issues at hosting provider Liquid Web to outages at eBay and LastPass, large networks and websites suffered a series of disruptions and outages on Tuesday. Some Internet engineers are blaming the disruptions on a novel technical issue that impacts older Internet routers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/internet-routers-hitting-512k-limit-some-become-unreliable/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/internet-routers-hitting-512k-limit-some-become-unreliable/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Echoes of Y2K: Engineers Buzz That Internet Is Outgrowing Its Gear<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Network engineers are buzzing this week as the Internet outgrows some of its gear. Internet providers, corporations and universities all rely on a common map of routes to send emails, videos and everything else on the Web where it's supposed to go.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/y2k-meets-512k-as-internet-limit-approaches-1407937617"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/y2k-meets-512k-as-internet-limit-approaches-1407937617</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BGP Routing Table Size Limit Blamed for Tuesday&rsquo;s Website Outages<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Many websites, including Data Center Knowledge and the WHIR, responded sporadically from certain locations Tuesday, but the outages did not result from loss of power at a hosting company&rsquo;s or a cloud provider&rsquo;s data center, a flood or a network cable severed by a squirrel. The problem was attributed to a structural problem in the way the Internet is built.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/bgp-routing-table-size-limit-blamed-tuesdays-website-outages"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/bgp-routing-table-size-limit-blamed-tuesdays-website-outages</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet troubles today? You can blame it on IPv4<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You might have heard something about Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) causing possible connectivity problems in future if web users don&rsquo;t begin using the newer IPv6. Well, those problems have arrived, with numerous websites including eBay, Amazon, LinkedIn and others hit by outages yesterday. Also affected were major network providers like AT&amp;T, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon, as well as BT and Virgin in the UK.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/08/13/internet-troubles-today-you-can-blame-it-on-ipv4/"><span>http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/08/13/internet-troubles-today-you-can-blame-it-on-ipv4/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Global internet outages caused by routing table spike<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet connectivity issues this week which saw many sites become unreachable were caused by a sudden spike in announcements of traffic routes between networks, which in turn pushed core routers over their default limits.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itnews.com.au/News/391028,global-internet-outages-caused-by-routing-table-spike.aspx"><span>http://www.itnews.com.au/News/391028,global-internet-outages-caused-by-routing-table-spike.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Five Million Domains Added In Q1 Taking Global Total To 276 Million: Verisign<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Five million domain names were added across all TLDs across the globe in the first quarter of 2014, replicating the number added in the fourth quarter of 2013, Verisign announced in their latest Domain Name Industry Brief, taking the total Domains Under Management to 276 million as of 31 March.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22754"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22754</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/12/five-million-domains-q1-verisign/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/12/five-million-domains-q1-verisign/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/five-million-domains-q1-verisign.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/five-million-domains-q1-verisign.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign: Internet grew by 5 million domain names in Q1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign released its Domain Name Industry Brief today, estimating that the total base of registered domain names grew by 5 million to 276 million in Q1 this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/verisign-internet-grew-by-5-million-domain-names-in-q1/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/verisign-internet-grew-by-5-million-domain-names-in-q1/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign Reports More than 19 Million Domains Have Been Added to the Internet Over the Past Year<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign released their Q1 2014 Domain Name Industry Brief today, a report that said 5 million domain names were added to the Internet in the opening quarter of this year. That brings the total number of registered domain names (across all extensions) to a total of 276 million worldwide. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140811.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140811.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A recent study, by EURid and the Leuven Statistics Research Centre, set out to better understand the most common usage of websites that are linked to domains, and we thought it would be an interesting exercise to extend similar analysis to the new gTLD market. So, we analyzed all second-level domains registered in new gTLDs according to published zone files on June 29, 2014. Verisign utilizes our own proprietary process for classifying websites, which results in similar classifications to those by EURid. The primary difference is that the Verisign classification method is machine-based and is evaluated for each domain independently, while the EURid approach leveraged samples that humans classified. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/website_usage_analysis_in_the"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/website_usage_analysis_in_the</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign: 41% of new gTLD sites are parked<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As much as 41% of domains registered in new gTLDs are parked with pay-per-click advertising, according to research carried out by Verisign.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17166-verisign-41-of-new-gtld-sites-are-parked"><span>http://domainincite.com/17166-verisign-41-of-new-gtld-sites-are-parked</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Domains: Give Me More by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Buzz seems to be about Google Domains at the moment: Google is launching as a Registrar and will soon offer plenty of fantastic things to do with domain names. But... is there anything new with Google Domains? I checked the features but... I found nothing that other Registrars do not already offer and I admit I expected to be a little more impressed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140813_google_domains_give_me_more/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140813_google_domains_give_me_more/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Suit Filed Against BestRegistrar Over &ldquo;Ransom&rdquo; to Transfer Over 5K Domains Out<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A company has filed a federal lawsuit against the company that owns the ICANN accredited registrar, BestRegistrar.com a few alleged resellers of BestRegistrar and the owners of the company that owns Bestregistrar.com, to &ldquo;recover control of approximately 5,000 Internet domain names rightfully owned by SPG, and to recover damages both compensatory and statutory in nature arising out of: (i) Defendants&rsquo; wrongful exercise of control over the 5,000 domain names and (ii) unlawful attempts to exact a &ldquo;ransom&rdquo; from SPG for the release of those Domain Names.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/13/suit-filed-against-bestregistrar-over-ransom-to-transfer-over-5k-domains-out/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/13/suit-filed-against-bestregistrar-over-ransom-to-transfer-over-5k-domains-out/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Robin Williams Domains Regged in the Aftermath of His Passing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>... </span><span lang="EN">After the news broke a few were quick to register domain names in what for the most part look to be at least respectful with no idiotic trash or slanderous type registrations, including:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/12/robin-williams-domains-regged-in-the-aftermath-of-his-passing/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/12/robin-williams-domains-regged-in-the-aftermath-of-his-passing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Can you trademark &lsquo;real estate&rsquo;? Battle heats up in intellectual property land grab<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A trademark battle is emerging in the Australian real estate industry, with the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) slamming a move by the REA Group to trademark &ldquo;realestate.com.au&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smartcompany.com.au/legal/43231-can-you-trademark-real-estate-battle-heats-up-in-intellectual-property-land-grab.html"><span>http://www.smartcompany.com.au/legal/43231-can-you-trademark-real-estate-battle-heats-up-in-intellectual-property-land-grab.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Year's 7th Reported 7-Figure Sale Tops This Week's Sales Chart: DomainGuardians Gets Its Done With a 3-Letter .Com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The chase for the top spot on this week's DN Journal Sales Chart wound up being a one-horse race with BTC.com winning by about 16 lengths. DomainGuardians.com brokered a $1,000,000 sale of that domain to bitcoin mining firm GAWMiners. That is the 7th largest sale reported so far this year and the seventh to hit the 7-figure mark.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140813.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140813.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Metadata debate: the need for warrants should be our guiding principle by Bret Walker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There is more to the metadata retention controversy than the attorney general&rsquo;s grasp of his brief. He and the more tech-savvy Malcolm Turnbull had form in opposition. Then, they claimed to regard Labor proposals to much the same effect as unjustified incursions on privacy &ndash; but the terrorist threats to Australia have not shifted enough, quantitatively let alone qualitatively, to explain their apparent shift of perception. Perhaps the fact that they were then in opposition and are now in government explains their shift.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/12/metadata-debate-the-need-for-warrants-should-be-our-guiding-principle"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/12/metadata-debate-the-need-for-warrants-should-be-our-guiding-principle</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Data retention: Liberal backbencher calls for metadata warrant requirement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Abbott government is facing opposition from backbenchers concerned that the Coalition&rsquo;s proposed toughening of national security legislation will diminish the liberty and privacy of law-abiding Australians.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/12/data-retention-liberal-backbencher-calls-for-metadata-warrant-requirement"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/12/data-retention-liberal-backbencher-calls-for-metadata-warrant-requirement</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Data retention: iiNet pushes targeted alternative to mass surveillance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Targeted "preservation notices" issued under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act together with stored communications warrants offer an alternative to the mass surveillance dragnet implied by a mandatory data retention scheme, according to Internet service provider iiNet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552281/data_retention_iinet_pushes_targeted_alternative_mass_surveillance/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552281/data_retention_iinet_pushes_targeted_alternative_mass_surveillance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cloud Adoption in Asia on the Rise but Impeded by Typical Concerns<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Asian companies are getting more comfortable with the cloud, according to a recent Economist Corporate Network report. Over 60 percent of respondents reported partially replacing current IT use with cloud solutions and one-fifth are actively replacing most of their technology with cloud-based options.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/cloud-adoption-asia-rise-impeded-typical-concerns"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/cloud-adoption-asia-rise-impeded-typical-concerns</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google, Asian firms laying Trans-Pacific underwater Internet cable<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google is partnering with five Asian telecom firms to build a $300 million underwater cable across the Pacific Ocean in a bid to meet surging internet use.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-12/google-and-asian-firms-laying-us-japan-underwater-cable/5666746"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-12/google-and-asian-firms-laying-us-japan-underwater-cable/5666746</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google helps build 'Faster' cable under Pacific Ocean<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google and five other large companies are teaming up to build a cable under the Pacific Ocean that will deliver incredibly fast internet speeds.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28754235"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28754235</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 11 Aug 06:16 2014

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Monthly Update by Theresa Swinehart

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/monthly-update>

 

DC Constituencies Start to Coalesce on Principles for the IANA Transition and Enhanced ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/dc-constituencies-start-to-coalesce-on-principles-for-the-iana-transition-and-enhanced-icann-accountability/>

 

Can anyone own a national domain name? Michael Geist

<http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2014/08/08/can_anyone_own_a_national_domain_name_geist.html>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention To French And German Registrars

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars/>

 

au: ApexIT Registrar Accreditation Terminated by Consent

<http://www.auda.org.au/news/apexit-registrar-accreditation-terminated-by-consent/>

 

au: AuDA applications open

<http://dubbophotonews.com.au/index.php/dpn/categories/in-brief/item/3326-auda-applications-open>

 

Google to prioritise secure websites

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28687513>

 

HTTPS as a ranking signal

<http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html>

 

au: 'Abbott lies' web domain names registered in Liberal party name

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/abbott-lies-web-domain-names-registered-in-liberal-party-name>

 

au: Liberal Party registers abbottlies.com.au to beat Labor to digital punch

<http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liberal-party-registers-abbottliescomau-to-beat-labor-to-digital-punch/story-fni0cx12-1227019121938>

 

au: Liberal Party registers domain name ‘Abbott Lies’ in digital campaign against Labor

<http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/10/09/12/liberal-party-registers-domain-name-abbott-lies-in-digital-campaign-against-labor>

 

au: Victorian racing umbrella site gets domain

<http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/sport/victorian_racing_umbrella_site_gets_N62SNk5sOGZz96jZfyCjrM>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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A tale of two processes by Brenden Kuerbis

When the NTIA made its announcement to end its historic role overseeing the IANA functions, ICANN was eager to fulfill its assigned convener role. It initiated two concurrent processes, one for developing an IANA functions transition proposal (or, as ICANN prefers to frame it, its “stewardship transition”) and another on enhancing ICANN accountability. The former dealt with implementation of the registries for names, numbers, protocols; the latter specifically with holding ICANN the organization responsible for decisions it took (e.g., board decisions dealing with DNS policy or other areas).

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/08/a-tale-of-two-processes/>

 

Students School Faculty on IANA transition: The Meissen proposal by Milton Mueller

One of the criticisms often made of IGP’s proposal for the IANA transition is that taking IANA out of ICANN is not a good idea because creating a new organization and transferring critical functions to it is too risky and destabilizing. But guess what? Short of just giving IANA to ICANN with no strings attached, there is no way to execute this transition without creating a new organization and/or new processes. It cannot be avoided. The only real question is what kind of a new entity it will be.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/04/students-school-faculty-on-iana-transition-the-meissen-proposal/>

 

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- ICANN

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Monthly Update by Theresa Swinehart

To the Community, This is no sleepy summer at ICANN! We've been very busy getting two important processes – the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition and the Strengthening ICANN Governance and Accountability track -- up and running. I wanted to update you on the latest developments for both.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/monthly-update>

 

Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 52 in Marrakech

About the Fellowship Program: Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has had over 1000 successful fellowships. Today many of these individuals are actively participating in all of the ICANN communities as leaders in At Large, the GAC, ccNSO, SSAC and gNSO.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-08-en>

 

ICG Charter Open for Public Comments

On July 18, the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) produced a draft charter that defines its own tasks. The ICG views defining the broad outlines of its charter as important, but it views finalizing the charter and moving on to the real work of the transition planning to be of equal importance. Thus the ICG is opening up a short public comment period on the charter to determine if there are any major objections to the current draft that the ICG has not already taken into account.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-08-en>

 

ICANN grants Data Retention Waiver to Mailclub SAS

MAILCLUB SAS ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") pursuant to Section 3 of the Data Retention Specification of the 2013 RAA, which provides that if a registrar is subject to the same applicable law that gave rise to ICANN's request to grant a previous data retention waiver under the 2013 RAA, a registrar may request that ICANN grant a similar waiver, which request shall be approved by ICANN, unless ICANN provides Registrar with a reasonable justification for not approving such request.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-5-2014-08-07-en>

 

DATA RETENTION WAIVER - 1API GmbH

1API GmbH ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") on the basis of Registrar's contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Data Retention Specification in the 2013 RAA (the "Specification") violates applicable law in Germany.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-07-en>

 

DATA RETENTION WAIVER - ingenit GmbH & Co. KG

ingenit GmbH & Co. KG ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") on the basis of Registrar's contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Data Retention Specification in the 2013 RAA (the "Specification") violates applicable law in Germany.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-07-en>

 

Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Panel Process Document Released

ICANN has published the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) process documents for Community Priority Evaluation (CPE). This document provides detail of the process the EIU employs to perform the CPE.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07aug14-en>

 

ICG Announces Second Conference Call

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold its next conference call on 19 August 2014, 12:00-14:00 UTC.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-07-en>

 

DC Constituencies Start to Coalesce on Principles for the IANA Transition and Enhanced ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin

It is now being broadly acknowledged that, as expressed unanimously by all GNSO constituencies at the recent ICANN London meeting, “as part of the IANA transition, the multi-stakeholder community has the opportunity and responsibility to propose meaningful accountability structures that go beyond just the IANA-specific accountability issues”.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/dc-constituencies-start-to-coalesce-on-principles-for-the-iana-transition-and-enhanced-icann-accountability/>

 

Can anyone own a national domain name? Michael Geist

The legal status of a country-code domain name extension is unclear. It is not property in the physical sense and within the ICANN world it amounts to little more than an entry in a database.

<http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2014/08/08/can_anyone_own_a_national_domain_name_geist.html>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention To French And German Registrars

ICANN announced yesterday it has granted four more data retention waivers to registrars domiciled in France and Germany due to their inability to sign ICANN’s 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars.html>

 

Video Interviews of IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) Members by Dan York

Want to know more about what is going on with the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG)? ICANN recently published a set of video interviews with members of the ICG. Here, for instance is the interview with Alissa Cooper who represents the IETF on the ICG... While this is certainly not the complete list of ICG members, it is a good sampling of the variety of people involved with the ICG and does provide a range of different viewpoints into what is going on within the ICG process.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140807_video_interviews_iana_stewardship_transition_coordination_group/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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au: ApexIT Registrar Accreditation Terminated by Consent

auDA has given consent to ApexIT Pty Ltd’s intention to terminate its auDA registrar accreditation under clause 2.2 of the Registrar Agreement. On 21 July 2014, ApexIT ceased to be an auDA accredited Registrar.

<http://www.auda.org.au/news/apexit-registrar-accreditation-terminated-by-consent/>

 

au: AuDA applications open

The AuDA Foundation is now accepting grants for its latest round of funding.

<http://dubbophotonews.com.au/index.php/dpn/categories/in-brief/item/3326-auda-applications-open>

 

Working on a secure domain industry - new .at-report online!

Security is a big topic being discussed publicly right now. Domain hijacking, phishing and DNS spoofing are just some of the many risks the Domain Industry is facing. What threats Internet users are facing and what precautions Registries and Registrars can take in order to contribute to a stable and trustworthy World Wide Web you can read in our new .at-report on the topic "Security".

<http://www.nic.at/en/uebernic/current_issues/nicat_news/news_view/article//gemeinsam-fuer-eine-sichere-domainbranche-neuer-at-report-online/>

 

be: Watch out for similar domain names

We recently received reports detailing a far-reaching type of fraud. The fraudsters reserve a domain name that strongly resembles the actual domain name of a web shop and build an accurate replica of the site of this web shop. Then they offer the same products but at rock-bottom prices. Of course, these products don’t actually exist and the visitors of the site are defrauded.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/watch-out-similar-domain-names>

 

Nominate your favourite .eu website for the .eu Web Awards!

Give your favourite .eu website the chance to win an online media package worth 5 000 EUR in the .eu Web Awards, hosted by the .eu registry EURid.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2014/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-eu-web-awards>

<http://www.domainnews.com/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-for-the-eu-web-awards.html>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/09/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-for-the-eu-web-awards/>

 

nz: Notification of UDAI policy amendments

Following a public consultation, the DNCL Board has approved a small number of amendments to the Registering, Managing and Cancelling (RMC) Policy and Transfer to Another Registrar (TAR) Policy.

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/notification-udai-policy-amendments>

 

nz: Kiwis get ready... for more .NZ domain name choices

Have you ever looked at a .nz website or email address and gotten a kick out of the second level hierarchy? Of course you have.

<http://techday.com/start-up/news/kiwis-get-ready-for-more-nz-domain-name-choices/189890/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Google to prioritise secure websites

Google has said it will give preference to more secure websites in its search rankings from now on.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28687513>

 

HTTPS as a ranking signal

Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google.

<http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html>

 

More Secure Websites Could Rank Higher in Google Search Results Under New Algorithm

Google is going to factor HTTPS when ranking websites in search results which it hopes will encourage more site owners to switch to HTTPS from HTTP, according to a blog post by the search giant on Wednesday.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/google-considers-https-factor-search-ranking>

 

In major shift, Google boosts search rankings of HTTPS-protected sites

In a shift aimed at fostering wider use of encryption on the Web, Google is tweaking its search engine to favor sites that use HTTPS to protect end users' privacy and security.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/in-major-shift-google-boosts-search-rankings-of-https-protected-sites/>

 

Google To Push Websites With HTTPS In Search Rankings For More Secure Web

In an effort to push security, Google announced they are starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal in their search results. Over the past few months Google has been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in their search ranking algorithms and the results have been positive.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22746>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/google-to-push-websites-with-https-in-search-rankings-for-more-secure-web/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/google-to-push-websites-with-https-in-search-rankings-for-more-secure-web.html>

 

Verisign and Risk I/O Team Up to Deliver Actionable Cyber Threat Intelligence

I am thrilled to let you know that as of today, Risk I/O, a respected vulnerability threat management platform, will be leveraging Verisign iDefense vulnerability intelligence data as a part of its threat processing engine through a licensing agreement between the two companies.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/title_verisign_and_risk_i>

 

A new colour for your Facebook profile? It's a scam

A Facebook app offering to change the colour of Facebook’s profile page and header scams users, hacking into their Facebook account and computer.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/07/facebook-profile-colour-scam>

 

Belgian Government Finally Gets Its Internet Back From Hackers

Belgium’s foreign ministry finally has full Internet access across all platforms, after it was the victim of repeat cyber-attack in May, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said Thursday.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/07/belgian-government-finally-gets-its-internet-back-from-hackers/?mod=ST1>

 

USB 'critically flawed' after bug discovery, researchers say

Cyber-security experts have dramatically called into question the safety and security of using USB to connect devices to computers.

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28701124>

 

Kiwis' data threatened after Russian hackers steal a billion passwords

The internet credentials of some New Zealanders will almost certainly have fallen into the hands of a Russian cyber gang, an online security expert fears.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=11304873>

 

There is no such thing as a free domain

Since quite a long time now SWITCH actively cleans up drive-by sites. Attackers using the ever same tricks, analysing has become quite a routine, if not to say a bore. However recently, we stumbled over a new pattern. Many of the reported domains looked like

<http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/08/07/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-free-domain/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Porn.com Recovered After 'Hijack' Attempt

Porn.com has recovered its domain, company attorneys confirmed to XBIZ on Thursday. The company released this statement: "We can now confirm that Porn.com, one of the largest and top adult entertainment websites in the world, was recently “hijacked” by an unknown third party. Porn.com was originally purchased in 2007 for $9.5 million making it the third most expensive domain of all time.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=183149>

 

Domain Registrars Deny Police Requests to Suspend Pirate Sites

Domain name suspension requests sent by City of London Police to registrars are not being met with cooperation in a majority of cases. New information obtained through a Freedom of Information request reveals that a total of 70 requests were denied, with just five being granted.

<http://torrentfreak.com/domain-registrars-deny-police-requests-suspend-pirate-sites-140808/>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Consultation on New Experimental Allocation

ARIN is soliciting community input on a proposed experiment that will require the temporary use of space from 23.128.0.0/10, the IPv4 addresses reserved to facilitate IPv6 deployment.

<https://www.arin.net/announcements/2014/20140804.html>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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au: 'Abbott lies' web domain names registered in Liberal party name

Labor has sought to embarrass the government over the discovery that web domain names that include the term “Abbott lies” have been registered in the name of the Liberal party.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/abbott-lies-web-domain-names-registered-in-liberal-party-name>

 

au: Liberal Party registers abbottlies.com.au to beat Labor to digital punch

THE LIBERAL Party has embraced the unusual political strategy of registering the domain name “Abbott Lies’’ as a website address and redirecting all traffic to Liberal website promoting the May budget.

<http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liberal-party-registers-abbottliescomau-to-beat-labor-to-digital-punch/story-fni0cx12-1227019121938>

 

au: Liberal Party registers domain name ‘Abbott Lies’ in digital campaign against Labor

The Liberal Party has registered abbottlies.com.au as a website to prevent critics launching a site under the same domain name.

<http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/10/09/12/liberal-party-registers-domain-name-abbott-lies-in-digital-campaign-against-labor>

 

A good snyopsis of Verisign’s monopoly contract

Verisign has a wonderful license to print money. Its contract with ICANN to run .com allows it to charge $7.85 per .com domain name registered. The company enjoys fat 55% operating margins as a result.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/10/a-good-snyopsis-of-verisigns-monopoly-contract/>

 

New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings

Have you ever gone to socially share or email a URL and found that it was much longer than you had expected? Take the following contrived URL as an example:

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring>

 

Successfully Monitoring Your Brand Online with Brandshield Technology

As I continue to search for new products and services that will help companies manage their digital real estate in the future of the expanded internet environment, I have been fortunate to come across a great company, Brand Shield.

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385371/Successfully-Monitoring-Your-Brand-Online-with-Brandshield-Technology>

 

A look inside Google’s new domain name registrar

It’s been a little over a month since Google announced its domain name registration service, and I got access to the beta today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/08/google-domains-registrar/>

 

Share Incentive Scheme

Minds + Machines Group Limited, the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet TLDs, announces that it has adopted a new share incentive scheme.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/share-incentive-scheme/>

 

My takeaways from Rightside’s first investor call

Rightside just concluded its first ever investor conference call as a standalone company.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/my-takeaways-from-rightsides-first-investor-call/>

 

Rightside just released its first earnings report

Rightside today released its first quarterly earnings report after being spun off from Demand Media.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/rightside-just-released-its-first-earnings-report/>

 

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Netcraft Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2014

Anexia had the most reliable hosting company site in July, with three failed requests. This is Anexia's second appearance in the top 10 in 2014, and the first time it's topped the table since Netcraft starting monitoring its performance. The Europe-based IT service provider operates infrastructure in several European datacenters, and has maintained a 100% uptime record over the past year. Last year, Anexia was ranked #136 in Deloitte's Technology Fast500 EMEA, which recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/08/08/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-july-2014.html>

 

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au: Victorian racing umbrella site gets domain

Racing Victoria has purchased the ­racing.com domain name, a further step in establishing its own media business ­containing almost all of the state’s ­digital thoroughbred racing assets.

<http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/sport/victorian_racing_umbrella_site_gets_N62SNk5sOGZz96jZfyCjrM>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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au: Online dating scams to be targeted by money laundering agency and ACCC [AAP]

The consumer watchdog is joining forces with government anti-money laundering agents to crack down on internet dating scams.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/11/online-dating-scams-to-be-targeted-by-money-laundering-agency-and-accc>

 

ACCC launches Scam Disruption Project [news release]

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today launched its national Scam Disruption Project to help protect the Australian community from relationship scammers.

<http://accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-launches-scam-disruption-project>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Australian Proposal Would Require Suspicionless Domestic Spying by ISPs

The Australian government announced new anti-terrorism measures this week, in response to the alleged involvement of Australian citizens with extremist groups in countries including Syria and Iraq. Quietly omitted from the briefing at which those changes were announced, but separately leaked to the press this week, were the government's plans to introduce mandatory data retention requirements for Australian Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/australian-proposal-would-require-suspicionless-domestic-spying-isps>

 

au: Asio and federal police seek to clear up confusion over metadata collection

Australia’s intelligence and police chiefs have moved to clear up confusion over the reach of the government’s proposed mandatory data retention scheme.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/08/asio-and-federal-police-seek-to-clear-up-confusion-over-metadata-collection>

 

au: Data retention: Turnbull says government only wants your IP address

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull says that proposed data retention laws would require Internet service providers to retain records of the IP address used by customers of their service — not the IP addresses of websites visited by customers.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551969/data_retention_turnbull_says_government_only_wants_your_ip_address/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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Inside U.S. Trade: Leaked TPP Paper On Drug IP Landing Zones Shows Extent Of Divisions

[Matthew Schewel for Inside U.S. Trade] A confidential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating document obtained by Inside U.S. Trade sheds new light on the extent of disagreement that remains over controversial provisions on intellectual property (IP) protection for pharmaceuticals, roughly three months ahead of a November target for producing a substantial outcome in the talks.

<http://infojustice.org/archives/33095>

 

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BRAND PROTECTION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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au: ThredboTM the start of a slippery slope?

The name Thredbo might well conjure images of schussing the snowfields and hot chocolates in the ski lodge.

<http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/thredbotm-the-start-of-a-slippery-slope-20140809-3dfcg.html>

 

 

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"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Monthly Update by Theresa Swinehart<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DC Constituencies Start to Coalesce on Principles for the IANA Transition and Enhanced ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/dc-constituencies-start-to-coalesce-on-principles-for-the-iana-transition-and-enhanced-icann-accountability/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/dc-constituencies-start-to-coalesce-on-principles-for-the-iana-transition-and-enhanced-icann-accountability/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Can anyone own a national domain name? Michael Geist<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Grants Data Retention To French And German Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: ApexIT Registrar Accreditation Terminated by Consent<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/apexit-registrar-accreditation-terminated-by-consent/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/apexit-registrar-accreditation-terminated-by-consent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google to prioritise secure websites<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">HTTPS as a ranking signal<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: 'Abbott lies' web domain names registered in Liberal party name</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/abbott-lies-web-domain-names-registered-in-liberal-party-name"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/abbott-lies-web-domain-names-registered-in-liberal-party-name</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Liberal Party registers abbottlies.com.au to beat Labor to digital punch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liberal-party-registers-abbottliescomau-to-beat-labor-to-digital-punch/story-fni0cx12-1227019121938"><span>http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liberal-party-registers-abbottliescomau-to-beat-labor-to-digital-punch/story-fni0cx12-1227019121938</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Liberal Party registers domain name &lsquo;Abbott Lies&rsquo; in digital campaign against Labor<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/10/09/12/liberal-party-registers-domain-name-abbott-lies-in-digital-campaign-against-labor"><span>http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/10/09/12/liberal-party-registers-domain-name-abbott-lies-in-digital-campaign-against-labor</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Victorian racing umbrella site gets domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/sport/victorian_racing_umbrella_site_gets_N62SNk5sOGZz96jZfyCjrM"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/sport/victorian_racing_umbrella_site_gets_N62SNk5sOGZz96jZfyCjrM</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A tale of two processes by Brenden Kuerbis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When the NTIA made its announcement to end its historic role overseeing the IANA functions, ICANN was eager to fulfill its assigned convener role. It initiated two concurrent processes, one for developing an IANA functions transition proposal (or, as ICANN prefers to frame it, its &ldquo;stewardship transition&rdquo;) and another on enhancing ICANN accountability. The former dealt with implementation of the registries for names, numbers, protocols; the latter specifically with holding ICANN the organization responsible for decisions it took (e.g., board decisions dealing with DNS policy or other areas).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/08/a-tale-of-two-processes/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/08/a-tale-of-two-processes/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Students School Faculty on IANA transition: The Meissen proposal by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the criticisms often made of IGP&rsquo;s proposal for the IANA transition is that taking IANA out of ICANN is not a good idea because creating a new organization and transferring critical functions to it is too risky and destabilizing. But guess what? Short of just giving IANA to ICANN with no strings attached, there is no way to execute this transition without creating a new organization and/or new processes. It cannot be avoided. The only real question is what kind of a new entity it will be.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/04/students-school-faculty-on-iana-transition-the-meissen-proposal/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/04/students-school-faculty-on-iana-transition-the-meissen-proposal/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Monthly Update by Theresa Swinehart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">To the Community, This is no sleepy summer at ICANN! We've been very busy getting two important processes &ndash; the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition and the Strengthening ICANN Governance and Accountability track -- up and running. I wanted to update you on the latest developments for both.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/monthly-update"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/monthly-update</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 52 in Marrakech<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">About the Fellowship Program: Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has had over 1000 successful fellowships. Today many of these individuals are actively participating in all of the ICANN communities as leaders in At Large, the GAC, ccNSO, SSAC and gNSO. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICG Charter Open for Public Comments</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On July 18, the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) produced a draft charter that defines its own tasks. The ICG views defining the broad outlines of its charter as important, but it views finalizing the charter and moving on to the real work of the transition planning to be of equal importance. Thus the ICG is opening up a short public comment period on the charter to determine if there are any major objections to the current draft that the ICG has not already taken into account.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN grants Data Retention Waiver to Mailclub SAS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MAILCLUB SAS ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") pursuant to Section 3 of the Data Retention Specification of the 2013 RAA, which provides that if a registrar is subject to the same applicable law that gave rise to ICANN's request to grant a previous data retention waiver under the 2013 RAA, a registrar may request that ICANN grant a similar waiver, which request shall be approved by ICANN, unless ICANN provides Registrar with a reasonable justification for not approving such request. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-5-2014-08-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-5-2014-08-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DATA RETENTION WAIVER - 1API GmbH</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1API GmbH ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") on the basis of Registrar's contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Data Retention Specification in the 2013 RAA (the "Specification") violates applicable law in Germany.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DATA RETENTION WAIVER - ingenit GmbH &amp; Co. KG</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ingenit GmbH &amp; Co. KG ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") on the basis of Registrar's contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Data Retention Specification in the 2013 RAA (the "Specification") violates applicable law in Germany.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Panel Process Document Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has published the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) process documents for Community Priority Evaluation (CPE). This document provides detail of the process the EIU employs to perform the CPE.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07aug14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07aug14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICG Announces Second Conference Call<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold its next conference call on 19 August 2014, 12:00-14:00 UTC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DC Constituencies Start to Coalesce on Principles for the IANA Transition and Enhanced ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is now being broadly acknowledged that, as expressed unanimously by all GNSO constituencies at the recent ICANN London meeting, &ldquo;as part of the IANA transition, the multi-stakeholder community has the opportunity and responsibility to propose meaningful accountability structures that go beyond just the IANA-specific accountability issues&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/dc-constituencies-start-to-coalesce-on-principles-for-the-iana-transition-and-enhanced-icann-accountability/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/dc-constituencies-start-to-coalesce-on-principles-for-the-iana-transition-and-enhanced-icann-accountability/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Can anyone own a national domain name? Michael Geist<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The legal status of a country-code domain name extension is unclear. It is not property in the physical sense and within the ICANN world it amounts to little more than an entry in a database.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2014/08/08/can_anyone_own_a_national_domain_name_geist.html"><span>http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2014/08/08/can_anyone_own_a_national_domain_name_geist.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Grants Data Retention To French And German Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN announced yesterday it has granted four more data retention waivers to registrars domiciled in France and Germany due to their inability to sign ICANN&rsquo;s 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Video Interviews of IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) Members by Dan York<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Want to know more about what is going on with the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG)? ICANN recently published a set of video interviews with members of the ICG. Here, for instance is the interview with Alissa Cooper who represents the IETF on the ICG... While this is certainly not the complete list of ICG members, it is a good sampling of the variety of people involved with the ICG and does provide a range of different viewpoints into what is going on within the ICG process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140807_video_interviews_iana_stewardship_transition_coordination_group/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140807_video_interviews_iana_stewardship_transition_coordination_group/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: ApexIT Registrar Accreditation Terminated by Consent<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">auDA has given consent to ApexIT Pty Ltd&rsquo;s intention to terminate its auDA registrar accreditation under clause 2.2 of the Registrar Agreement. On 21 July 2014, ApexIT ceased to be an auDA accredited Registrar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/apexit-registrar-accreditation-terminated-by-consent/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/apexit-registrar-accreditation-terminated-by-consent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: AuDA applications open</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The AuDA Foundation is now accepting grants for its latest round of funding. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dubbophotonews.com.au/index.php/dpn/categories/in-brief/item/3326-auda-applications-open"><span>http://dubbophotonews.com.au/index.php/dpn/categories/in-brief/item/3326-auda-applications-open</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Working on a secure domain industry - new .at-report online!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Security is a big topic being discussed publicly right now. Domain hijacking, phishing and DNS spoofing are just some of the many risks the Domain Industry is facing. What threats Internet users are facing and what precautions Registries and Registrars can take in order to contribute to a stable and trustworthy World Wide Web you can read in our new .at-report on the topic "Security".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nic.at/en/uebernic/current_issues/nicat_news/news_view/article/gemeinsam-fuer-eine-sichere-domainbranche-neuer-at-report-online/"><span>http://www.nic.at/en/uebernic/current_issues/nicat_news/news_view/article//gemeinsam-fuer-eine-sichere-domainbranche-neuer-at-report-online/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">be: Watch out for similar domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We recently received reports detailing a far-reaching type of fraud. The fraudsters reserve a domain name that strongly resembles the actual domain name of a web shop and build an accurate replica of the site of this web shop. Then they offer the same products but at rock-bottom prices. Of course, these products don&rsquo;t actually exist and the visitors of the site are defrauded.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/watch-out-similar-domain-names"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/watch-out-similar-domain-names</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominate your favourite .eu website for the .eu Web Awards!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Give your favourite .eu website the chance to win an online media package worth 5 000 EUR in the .eu Web Awards, hosted by the .eu registry EURid.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2014/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-eu-web-awards"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2014/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-eu-web-awards</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-for-the-eu-web-awards.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-for-the-eu-web-awards.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/09/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-for-the-eu-web-awards/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/09/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-for-the-eu-web-awards/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Notification of UDAI policy amendments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following a public consultation, the DNCL Board has approved a small number of amendments to the Registering, Managing and Cancelling (RMC) Policy and Transfer to Another Registrar (TAR) Policy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/notification-udai-policy-amendments"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/notification-udai-policy-amendments</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Kiwis get ready... for more .NZ domain name choices</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you ever looked at a .nz website or email address and gotten a kick out of the second level hierarchy? Of course you have.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techday.com/start-up/news/kiwis-get-ready-for-more-nz-domain-name-choices/189890/"><span>http://techday.com/start-up/news/kiwis-get-ready-for-more-nz-domain-name-choices/189890/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google to prioritise secure websites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google has said it will give preference to more secure websites in its search rankings from now on.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28687513"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28687513</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">HTTPS as a ranking signal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html"><span>http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More Secure Websites Could Rank Higher in Google Search Results Under New Algorithm<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google is going to factor HTTPS when ranking websites in search results which it hopes will encourage more site owners to switch to HTTPS from HTTP, according to a blog post by the search giant on Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/google-considers-https-factor-search-ranking"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/google-considers-https-factor-search-ranking</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In major shift, Google boosts search rankings of HTTPS-protected sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a shift aimed at fostering wider use of encryption on the Web, Google is tweaking its search engine to favor sites that use HTTPS to protect end users' privacy and security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/in-major-shift-google-boosts-search-rankings-of-https-protected-sites/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/in-major-shift-google-boosts-search-rankings-of-https-protected-sites/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google To Push Websites With HTTPS In Search Rankings For More Secure Web<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In an effort to push security, Google announced they are starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal in their search results. Over the past few months Google has been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in their search ranking algorithms and the results have been positive.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22746"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22746</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/google-to-push-websites-with-https-in-search-rankings-for-more-secure-web/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/google-to-push-websites-with-https-in-search-rankings-for-more-secure-web/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/google-to-push-websites-with-https-in-search-rankings-for-more-secure-web.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/google-to-push-websites-with-https-in-search-rankings-for-more-secure-web.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign and Risk I/O Team Up to Deliver Actionable Cyber Threat Intelligence<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I am thrilled to let you know that as of today, Risk I/O, a respected vulnerability threat management platform, will be leveraging Verisign iDefense vulnerability intelligence data as a part of its threat processing engine through a licensing agreement between the two companies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/title_verisign_and_risk_i"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/title_verisign_and_risk_i</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new colour for your Facebook profile? It's a scam<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Facebook app offering to change the colour of Facebook&rsquo;s profile page and header scams users, hacking into their Facebook account and computer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/07/facebook-profile-colour-scam"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/07/facebook-profile-colour-scam</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Belgian Government Finally Gets Its Internet Back From Hackers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Belgium&rsquo;s foreign ministry finally has full Internet access across all platforms, after it was the victim of repeat cyber-attack in May, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said Thursday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/07/belgian-government-finally-gets-its-internet-back-from-hackers/?mod=ST1"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/07/belgian-government-finally-gets-its-internet-back-from-hackers/?mod=ST1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">USB 'critically flawed' after bug discovery, researchers say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber-security experts have dramatically called into question the safety and security of using USB to connect devices to computers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28701124"><span>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28701124</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kiwis' data threatened after Russian hackers steal a billion passwords<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet credentials of some New Zealanders will almost certainly have fallen into the hands of a Russian cyber gang, an online security expert fears.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&amp;objectid=11304873"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&amp;objectid=11304873</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There is no such thing as a free domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Since quite a long time now SWITCH actively cleans up drive-by sites. Attackers using the ever same tricks, analysing has become quite a routine, if not to say a bore. However recently, we stumbled over a new pattern. Many of the reported domains looked like<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/08/07/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-free-domain/"><span>http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/08/07/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-free-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Porn.com Recovered After 'Hijack' Attempt<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Porn.com has recovered its domain, company attorneys confirmed to XBIZ on Thursday.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The company released this statement:</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">"We can now confirm that Porn.com, one of the largest and top adult entertainment websites in the world, was recently &ldquo;hijacked&rdquo; by an unknown third party. Porn.com was originally purchased in 2007 for $9.5 million making it the third most expensive domain of all time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=183149"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=183149</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Registrars Deny Police Requests to Suspend Pirate Sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name suspension requests sent by City of London Police to registrars are not being met with cooperation in a majority of cases. New information obtained through a Freedom of Information request reveals that a total of 70 requests were denied, with just five being granted.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/domain-registrars-deny-police-requests-suspend-pirate-sites-140808/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/domain-registrars-deny-police-requests-suspend-pirate-sites-140808/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Consultation on New Experimental Allocation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ARIN is soliciting community input on a proposed experiment that will require the temporary use of space from 23.128.0.0/10, the IPv4 addresses reserved to facilitate IPv6 deployment. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.arin.net/announcements/2014/20140804.html"><span>https://www.arin.net/announcements/2014/20140804.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: 'Abbott lies' web domain names registered in Liberal party name</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Labor has sought to embarrass the government over the discovery that web domain names that include the term &ldquo;Abbott lies&rdquo; have been registered in the name of the Liberal party.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/abbott-lies-web-domain-names-registered-in-liberal-party-name"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/abbott-lies-web-domain-names-registered-in-liberal-party-name</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Liberal Party registers abbottlies.com.au to beat Labor to digital punch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">THE LIBERAL Party has embraced the unusual political strategy of registering the domain name &ldquo;Abbott Lies&rsquo;&rsquo; as a website address and redirecting all traffic to Liberal website promoting the May budget.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liberal-party-registers-abbottliescomau-to-beat-labor-to-digital-punch/story-fni0cx12-1227019121938"><span>http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liberal-party-registers-abbottliescomau-to-beat-labor-to-digital-punch/story-fni0cx12-1227019121938</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Liberal Party registers domain name &lsquo;Abbott Lies&rsquo; in digital campaign against Labor<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Liberal Party has registered abbottlies.com.au as a website to prevent critics launching a site under the same domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/10/09/12/liberal-party-registers-domain-name-abbott-lies-in-digital-campaign-against-labor"><span>http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/10/09/12/liberal-party-registers-domain-name-abbott-lies-in-digital-campaign-against-labor</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A good snyopsis of Verisign&rsquo;s monopoly contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign has a wonderful license to print money. Its contract with ICANN to run .com allows it to charge $7.85 per .com domain name registered. The company enjoys fat 55% operating margins as a result.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/10/a-good-snyopsis-of-verisigns-monopoly-contract/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/10/a-good-snyopsis-of-verisigns-monopoly-contract/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you ever gone to socially share or email a URL and found that it was much longer than you had expected? Take the following contrived URL as an example:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Successfully Monitoring Your Brand Online with Brandshield Technology<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As I continue to search for new products and services that will help companies manage their digital real estate in the future of the expanded internet environment, I have been fortunate to come across a great company, Brand Shield.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385371/Successfully-Monitoring-Your-Brand-Online-with-Brandshield-Technology"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385371/Successfully-Monitoring-Your-Brand-Online-with-Brandshield-Technology</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A look inside Google&rsquo;s new domain name registrar<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s been a little over a month since Google announced its domain name registration service, and I got access to the beta today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/08/google-domains-registrar/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/08/google-domains-registrar/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Share Incentive Scheme<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines Group Limited, the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet TLDs, announces that it has adopted a new share incentive scheme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/share-incentive-scheme/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/share-incentive-scheme/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">My takeaways from Rightside&rsquo;s first investor call<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside just concluded its first ever investor conference call as a standalone company.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/my-takeaways-from-rightsides-first-investor-call/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/my-takeaways-from-rightsides-first-investor-call/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside just released its first earnings report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside today released its first quarterly earnings report after being spun off from Demand Media.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/rightside-just-released-its-first-earnings-report/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/rightside-just-released-its-first-earnings-report/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netcraft Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2014</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Anexia had the most reliable hosting company site in July, with three failed requests. This is Anexia's second appearance in the top 10 in 2014, and the first time it's topped the table since Netcraft starting monitoring its performance. The Europe-based IT service provider operates infrastructure in several European datacenters, and has maintained a 100% uptime record over the past year. Last year, Anexia was ranked #136 in Deloitte's Technology Fast500 EMEA, which recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East &amp; Africa.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/08/08/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-july-2014.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/08/08/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-july-2014.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Victorian racing umbrella site gets domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Racing Victoria has purchased the &shy;racing.com domain name, a further step in establishing its own media business &shy;containing almost all of the state&rsquo;s &shy;digital thoroughbred racing assets.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/sport/victorian_racing_umbrella_site_gets_N62SNk5sOGZz96jZfyCjrM"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/sport/victorian_racing_umbrella_site_gets_N62SNk5sOGZz96jZfyCjrM</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Online dating scams to be targeted by money laundering agency and ACCC [AAP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The consumer watchdog is joining forces with government anti-money laundering agents to crack down on internet dating scams.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/11/online-dating-scams-to-be-targeted-by-money-laundering-agency-and-accc"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/11/online-dating-scams-to-be-targeted-by-money-laundering-agency-and-accc</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ACCC launches Scam Disruption Project [news release]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today launched its national Scam Disruption Project to help protect the Australian community from relationship scammers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-launches-scam-disruption-project"><span>http://accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-launches-scam-disruption-project</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian Proposal Would Require Suspicionless Domestic Spying by ISPs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian government announced new anti-terrorism measures this week, in response to the alleged involvement of Australian citizens with extremist groups in countries including Syria and Iraq. Quietly omitted from the briefing at which those changes were announced, but separately leaked to the press this week, were the government's plans to introduce mandatory data retention requirements for Australian Internet Service Providers (ISPs).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/australian-proposal-would-require-suspicionless-domestic-spying-isps"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/australian-proposal-would-require-suspicionless-domestic-spying-isps</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Asio and federal police seek to clear up confusion over metadata collection</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia&rsquo;s intelligence and police chiefs have moved to clear up confusion over the reach of the government&rsquo;s proposed mandatory data retention scheme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/08/asio-and-federal-police-seek-to-clear-up-confusion-over-metadata-collection"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/08/asio-and-federal-police-seek-to-clear-up-confusion-over-metadata-collection</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Data retention: Turnbull says government only wants your IP address</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull says that proposed data retention laws would require Internet service providers to retain records of the IP address used by customers of their service &mdash; not the IP addresses of websites visited by customers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551969/data_retention_turnbull_says_government_only_wants_your_ip_address/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551969/data_retention_turnbull_says_government_only_wants_your_ip_address/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Inside U.S. Trade: Leaked TPP Paper On Drug IP Landing Zones Shows Extent Of Divisions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">[Matthew Schewel for Inside U.S. Trade] A confidential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating document obtained by Inside U.S. Trade sheds new light on the extent of disagreement that remains over controversial provisions on intellectual property (IP) protection for pharmaceuticals, roughly three months ahead of a November target for producing a substantial outcome in the talks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://infojustice.org/archives/33095"><span>http://infojustice.org/archives/33095</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BRAND PROTECTION &amp; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: ThredboTM the start of a slippery slope?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The name Thredbo might well conjure images of schussing the snowfields and hot chocolates in the ski lodge.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/thredbotm-the-start-of-a-slippery-slope-20140809-3dfcg.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/thredbotm-the-start-of-a-slippery-slope-20140809-3dfcg.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">David Goldstein<p></p></p>
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>> Dublin To Host ICANN?s 54th Public Meeting
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>> < <http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/> http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/>
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>> Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire
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>> < <http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/> http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/>
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>> au: Federal government confirms it allowed training.com.au to expire
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<http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire> http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire>
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>> Sedo Powers 16,216 Domain Sales In First Six Months Of 2014
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>> < <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/>
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>> UNESCO Program at UN Obscures Controversy over ICANN
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>> UNESCO held a program at UN Headquarters in New York on July 9 which it said was to introduce its new
publication ?UNESCO Report on World Trends on Freedom of Expression and Media Development?. This
program was to take ?a new look at recent evolutions in media freedom, independence, pluralism, and
journalist safety.?
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>> < <http://blogs.taz.de/netizenblog/2014/07/31/unesco-obscures-icann-controversy/> http://blogs.taz.de/netizenblog/2014/07/31/unesco-obscures-icann-controversy/>
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>> Deciding Who Will Govern the Internet Issued By Brookings Institution
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>> In March the United States announced that it would relinquish its oversight of ICANN. ICANN is an
enormously important organization that administers the Internet. There is an emerging consensus that
international governance of ICANN is coming but there are many unanswered questions.
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>> < <http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/175480> http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/175480>
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>> ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum
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>> ?As Africans we care about the internet, and not only about getting access to it but we also care about how,
and by whom, it is governed,? says APCs Emilar Gandhi who recently returned from the African Internet
Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organized a workshop on public access to
information and communications technologies (ICTs). In an online interview, Emilar spoke to APCNews
about what public access would look like in Africa. Advocating to include ICTs in the post-2015 UN
development agenda, Emilar will take her message to the upcoming Global IGF.
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>> < <http://www.apc.org/en/node/19535> http://www.apc.org/en/node/19535>
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>> Language Localisation Toolkit Kicks Off by Kelly HyeYoung KANG
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>> After months of collaborative efforts, I am happy to announce the launch of the KISA-ICANN Language
Localisation Toolkit.
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>> < <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/language-localisation-toolkit-kicks-off> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/language-localisation-toolkit-kicks-off>
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>> Board Extends Term of ICANN President
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>> The ICANN Board has extended by two years the contract of President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi
Chehad?. It will now run until 30 June 2017.
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>> < <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-01-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-01-en>
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>> ICANN Tells U.S. Court That ccTLDs Are Not "Property" | Files Motion to Quash in U.S. Legal Action Aimed at
Seizing TLDs
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>> ICANN has told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD cannot be considered
"property," and thus cannot be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, who are trying to obtain the assets of
countries that they argued have supported terrorism.
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>> < <https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-07-30-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-07-30-en>
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>> ICANN Approves Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework | Special IP Address (127.0.53.53)
Alerts System Administrators of Potential Issue
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>> ICANN today announced the approval of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework by the ICANN
Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC). The framework implementation requirements were developed
with input from many sources including the ICANN community, a report published by JAS Global Advisors
LLC, and advice from the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).
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>> < <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-01-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-01-en>
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>> ICANN Approves Investment Policy Statement Update for 2014
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>> As part of ICANN's responsibility to perform periodic reviews of the ICANN Investment Policy
Statement, a revised policy has been approved by ICANN's Board of Directors implementing a number of
minor changes.
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>> < <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-01-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-01-en>
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>> Join Us for a Webinar on the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework
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>> ICANN will be holding a webinar to provide information regarding the Name Collision Occurrence
Management Framework. There will be two sessions to accommodate different time zones.
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>> < <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-01-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-01-en>
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>> John Thune and Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator | United States Senate; U.S. Senator | United States Senate, to
Dr. Stephen D. Crocker
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>> Input to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process
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>> < <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thune-rubio-to-crocker-2014-07-31-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thune-rubio-to-crocker-2014-07-31-en>
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>> Are Internet domain names ?property??
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>> An interesting lawsuit ? Ben Haim et al. v Islamic Republic of Iran et al. ? has been percolating through
the federal system for the last few years, involving a group of plaintiffs who have received money
judgments against the governments of Iran, Syria, and North Korea for injuries suffered in
state-sponsored terror episodes. To satisfy the judgments, the plaintiffs have been on a campaign to
seize assets ? bank accounts, real property, etc. ? located in the US belonging to those governments
(with, apparently, some limited success).
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<http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/01/are-internet-domain-names-property/> http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/01/are-internet-domain-names-property/>
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>> Dublin To Host ICANN?s 54th Public Meeting
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>> ICANN has formally announced that Dublin will be the host for the 54th ICANN meeting taking place in
October 2015.
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>> < <http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/> http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/>
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>> ICANN Seeks to Hire Registrant Advocate ? While Seeking Volunteers for Second Round New gTLDs
Discussion Group by Philip Corwin
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>> Two recent ICANN announcements caught our eye because of their relevance to domain investors. The first
was ICANN?s placement of a notice that it was seeking to hire its first ever Registrant Services
Director-Consumer Advocate.
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<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-seeks-to-hire-registrant-advocate-while-seeking-volunteers-for-second-round-new-gtlds-discussion-group/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-seeks-to-hire-registrant-advocate-while-seeking-volunteers-for-second-round-new-gtlds-discussion-group/>
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>> Solving the GAC-GNSO participation problem by Brenden Kuerbis
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>> One of the more pressing problems at ICANN is the participation of governments in the policy development
process. All too often, the outcome is an eleventh-hour intervention from the GAC which short-circuits
the GNSO bottom up policy making process. This is not for lack of effort to correct the situation. Both the
first and the second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) reports [1, 2] flagged the
problem and included suggestions for improving it. ICANN has spent a lot of time and resources on
improving GAC?s visibility into the GNSO?s policy making process. More recently, a GAC?GNSO
Consultation Group was formed to examine and develop proposed solutions to enable greater cooperation
and coordination between the two bodies.
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<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/01/solving-the-gac-gnso-participation-problem/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/01/solving-the-gac-gnso-participation-problem/>
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>> 15 recommendations to improve ICANN NomCom
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>> ICANN?s Nominating Committee may soon have a new format, new terms for its members and may no longer
select to positions other than the Board.
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>> < <http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/15-recommendations-to-improve-icann-nomcom/> http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/15-recommendations-to-improve-icann-nomcom/>
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>> nz: InternetNZ appoints Lee to Council, March as chairperson
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>> New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has elected Sarah Lee as Council member.
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>> Jamie Baddeley elected new InternetNZ president
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>> Jamie Baddeley has been elected president of InternetNZ. The non-profit, which adminsters the .nz
domain and advocates for an open and uncapturable internet recently held a by-election to replace Frank
March who is standing down after five years in the role.
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>> < <http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/jamie-baddeley-elected-new-internetnz-president> http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/jamie-baddeley-elected-new-internetnz-president>
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>> ru: Coordination Center took part in exercises aimed at strengthening security of the Russian segment
of the Internet
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>> Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media have conducted exercises to develop measures for
protection of the Russian segment of Internet from external influences.
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>> < <http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5908> http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5908>
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>> uk: Update on Nominet Registrar Services
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>> As the launch of .cymru and .wales gets closer, further details about Nominet Registrar Services
Limited (NRS) are now available.The company is a wholly-owned Nominet subsidiary which will guarantee a
distribution channel for .wales and .cymru as ICANN rules mean that the new domains may only be sold
through ICANN Accredited Registrars.Registrars who wish to offer the Welsh domains but are not
ICANN-accredited can choose to offer them by becoming a reseller of NRS or any ICANN Accredited Registrar
who has signed up with Nominet to sell these gTLDs.
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>> < <http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-nominet-registrar-services> http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-nominet-registrar-services>
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>> uk: Change to Data Quality Policy
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>> The Data Quality Policy introduced earlier this year will be amended with effect from the 22nd September
to remove the planned automatic cancellation of domain names that do not meet the necessary validation
checks after 30 days. An initial Data Quality transition period, from 7th May to 22nd September, was
implemented during which domain names on Accredited Channel Partner and Channel Partner tags were not
automatically cancelled where validation could not be completed.
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>> < <http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/change-data-quality-policy> http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/change-data-quality-policy>
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>> Many Moving Parts: Running a Registry
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>> Each of the 1,400 applicants for new TLDs took on daunting, new responsibilities when they decided to
invest in the next big Internet thing. But their multi-year application process ? jumping through high
hoops, adjusting to the untried and unknown, and enduring multiple rule changes ? may seem like duck soup
compared to the challenges of running a registry.
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>> < <http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/28/many-moving-parts-running-a-registry/> http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/28/many-moving-parts-running-a-registry/>
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>> Why most brands may never sign the ICANN contract
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>> It?s hard to believe that the governing body of the Internet could possibly have come up with an idea
without really understanding how they were going to implement it.
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>> < <http://gtld.club/2014/07/28/why-most-brands-may-never-sign-the-icann-contract/> http://gtld.club/2014/07/28/why-most-brands-may-never-sign-the-icann-contract/>
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>> "Requiescat in Pace" - the new .RIP gTLD by Jean Guillon
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>> I thought "RIP" stood for "Rest In Peace". I thought it was an acronym used in English only and a TLD that
would be understood by the next generation; because no one would ever register such a domain name ending in
.RIP today. When you say "RIP", it makes you think of death... I have also said that such a TLD was
something... typically American and that no other culture would consider buying such domain names
because promoting death online is something a bit odd.
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<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140801_requiescat_in_pace_the_new_rip_generic_top_level_domain/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140801_requiescat_in_pace_the_new_rip_generic_top_level_domain/>
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>> Donuts: 775,000 domain names served
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>> Donuts sent out a newsletter today that announced it is up to 775,000 domain name registrations.
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>> < <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/donuts-775000-domain-names-served/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/donuts-775000-domain-names-served/>
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>> German domain name .Reisen tops Donuts? launches with 2,262 registrations
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>> Donuts launched another four domain names into regularly-priced general availability yesterday.
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<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/german-domain-name-reisen-tops-donuts-launches-with-2262-registrations/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/german-domain-name-reisen-tops-donuts-launches-with-2262-registrations/>
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>> New Internet Domain Names Need a Backstory to Succeed by John Berard
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>> If web address registrations are any indication (and they may not be), the hundreds of new Internet
domains (where .guru competes with .com and .berlin intrudes on .de) are seeing slow, but steady success.
By one count, there are about 2 million new online addresses. Slow and steady may wind up being the best
business model, but if the effect of the TLDs is to be felt in business, culturally and socially, there
needs to be more done than create the opportunity to register a new name.
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<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140731_new_internet_domain_names_need_a_backstory_to_succeed/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140731_new_internet_domain_names_need_a_backstory_to_succeed/>
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>> Web.com discusses .XYZ and threat from Google
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>> Web.com held its quarterly conference call yesterday. Analysts asked the company about Network
Solutions? .xyz domain name giveaway and the threat from Google becoming a domain name registrar.
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>> < <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/01/web-com-discusses-xyz-and-threat-from-google/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/01/web-com-discusses-xyz-and-threat-from-google/>
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>> Six Approaches to Creating an Enterprise Cyber Intelligence Program
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>> According to the Verisign 2014 Cyber Threats and Trends Report, cyber intelligence has matured from an
industry buzzword to a formal discipline, which has implications for vendors and security leaders.
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>> < <http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/six_approaches_to_creating_an> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/six_approaches_to_creating_an>
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>> Cyber Attack ? Hackers Attacks Israeli Web Servers
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>> Over the last day data stored on many Israeli internet servers has faced an attack called Distributed
Denial-Of-Service (DDoS), resulting in extremely slow browsing times, making it almost impossible to surf.
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>> < <http://i-hls.com/2014/07/cyber-attack-hackers-attacks-israeli-web-servers/> http://i-hls.com/2014/07/cyber-attack-hackers-attacks-israeli-web-servers/>
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>> Complainant On-The-Hunt Bags Hijacking Verdict
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>> Remember how often I?ve said it?s important to hire counsel experienced with the UDRP and all of its
nuances? At least one brand owner and one law firm in Denmark haven?t gotten the message.
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<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/28/complainant-on-the-hunt-bags-hijacking-verdict/> http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/28/complainant-on-the-hunt-bags-hijacking-verdict/>
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>> New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings
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>> Have you ever gone to socially share or email a URL and found that it was much longer than you had expected?
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>> < <http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring>
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>> Solving Challenges of Scale in Data and Language
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>> It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that the early Internet operated on the scale of
kilobytes, with all spoken languages represented using a single character encoding ? ASCII. Today's
global Internet, so fundamental to society and the world's economy, now enables access to orders of
magnitude more information, connecting a speakers of a full spectrum of languages.
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>> < <http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/solving_challenges_of_scale_in> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/solving_challenges_of_scale_in>
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>> Update on IANA Oversight Discussions: ICG Meeting and IETF 90
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>> In recent weeks, two significant community discussions regarding the transition of oversight of the
IANA functions have taken place. The following summaries are provided as feedback to the RIPE community
and include links to more detailed reports.
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<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/update-on-iana-oversight-discussions-icg-meeting-and-ietf-90> http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/update-on-iana-oversight-discussions-icg-meeting-and-ietf-90>
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>> Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire
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>> Private investors have picked up a prized Internet domain name, formerly owned by the Australian Government.
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>> < <http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/> http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/>
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>> au: Federal government confirms it allowed training.com.au to expire
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>> Private education and training firm Now Hiring has confirmed it acquired the Training.com.au from the
federal government yesterday, and the government has also responded.
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>> <
<http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire> http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire>
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>> Amazon.com starts offering domain name registration
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>> Amazon.com is now offering domain name registration in conjunction with its web services.
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>> <
<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/amazon-com-starts-offering-domain-name-registration/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/amazon-com-starts-offering-domain-name-registration/>
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>> Web.com misses revenue target, acquires UK online directory company
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>> Web.com, which owns Network Solutions, Register.com and SnapNames, released earnings after the bell today.
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<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/web-com-misses-revenue-target-acquires-uk-online-directory-company/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/web-com-misses-revenue-target-acquires-uk-online-directory-company/>
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>> Netcraft: July 2014 Web Server Survey
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>> In the July 2014 survey we received responses from 996,106,380 sites. Microsoft gained 22 million sites
this month, helping to increase its market share by 1.18 percentage points. Combined with a 1.78 point
loss in Apache's market share, Microsoft is now the new market leader with a 37.5% share of all sites.
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>> < <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/07/31/july-2014-web-server-survey.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/07/31/july-2014-web-server-survey.html>
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>> Domain Prices Set Record as New TLDs Begin Trading, According to Sedo?s 1H 2014 Market Study
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>> Sedo ... announced the results of its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study, revealing domain industry
trends and changes based on transactions in its marketplace.
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<https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e&id=660&session=d9a7497b271c4d2cf0cf9accc6acf6e0> https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e&id=660&session=d9a7497b271c4d2cf0cf9accc6acf6e0>
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>> Sedo Powers 16,216 Domain Sales In First Six Months Of 2014
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>> Sedo was behind 16,216 transactions worth a total of $35.9 million in sales over the first six months of
2014, the company announced in its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study.
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>> < <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22725> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22725>
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>> < <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/>
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>> < <http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-16-216-domain-sales-first-six-months-2014.html> http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-16-216-domain-sales-first-six-months-2014.html>
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>> .COM Domains Remain Strong as New gTLDs Command Significant Market Value: Sedo Report
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>> Since the new gTLDs started to become available in January, Sedo reports that the highest public sale of a
new gTLD domain on its marketplace was eat.club, which sold for $20,000. Despite the excitement around
new gTLDs, .com still remains the most popular TLD on its marketplace, accounting for more than half (55
percent) of all sales.
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>> <
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/com-domains-remain-strong-new-gtlds-command-significant-market-value-sedo-report> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/com-domains-remain-strong-new-gtlds-command-significant-market-value-sedo-report>
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>> Sedo sells $17M of domains in Q2, including a new TLD for $100k
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>> The company sold about $17 million worth of domain names in the second quarter, down slightly from $19
million in Q1. In the second quarter is sold 7,453 domains, down from 8,763 in the first quarter.
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>> < <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/sedo-sells-17m-domain-names/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/sedo-sells-17m-domain-names/>
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>> More Good News on the Domain Sales Front: Sedo Reports Double Digit Rise in Average Prices for First Half
of 2014
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>> Just two days after DomainHoldings reported a huge increase in their 2Q-2014 domain sales, Sedo is out
with a report (in infographic form) today revealing a 17% increase in their mean average sales price
during the first six months of this year vs. the same time frame a year ago. That number rises to $2,214 while
their median price (the point at which half of all sales were higher and half were lower) was up 7% to $616.
Sedo reported a total of $35.9 million in sales for 1H-2014, generated from 16,216 transactions.
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>> < <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140731.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140731.htm>
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>> Estibot to launch domainIQ for reverse and historical whois
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>> The company behind Estibot is launching a new domain name service called domainIQ next week.
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>> <
<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/estibot-to-launch-domainiq-for-reverse-and-historical-whois/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/estibot-to-launch-domainiq-for-reverse-and-historical-whois/>
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>> .Kiwi Premium Domain Sales Top $250,000
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>> The .Kiwi Registry is reporting for the firs time that they have sold over $250,000 in .Kiwi premium
domain names.
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>> < <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/01/kiwi-premium-domain-sales-top-250000/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/01/kiwi-premium-domain-sales-top-250000/>
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>> ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY
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>> au: Crackdown on net piracy
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>> The chief executives of Australia?s biggest media companies will be invited to make their case for
measures to clamp down on internet piracy at a forum which the government expects to host later this month,
led by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
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>> < <http://www.afr.com/p/technology/crackdown_on_net_piracy_6vMDha2DW1HuiCEVtRI5wL> http://www.afr.com/p/technology/crackdown_on_net_piracy_6vMDha2DW1HuiCEVtRI5wL>
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>> au: Online Copyright Infringement
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>> The Government has today released the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper and is seeking
public submissions on the draft proposals designed to address online piracy.
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>> <
<http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/ThirdQuarter/30July2014-OnlineCopyrightInfringement.aspx> http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/ThirdQuarter/30July2014-OnlineCopyrightInfringement.aspx>
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>> No silver bullet to curb online piracy
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>> Film companies, content distributors, internet service providers and consumer advocates have until
the first day of September to make their voices heard on the knotty issue of online piracy, but it?s not
difficult to guess what they are going to say.
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>> <
<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/31/technology/no-silver-bullet-curb-online-piracy> http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/31/technology/no-silver-bullet-curb-online-piracy>
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>> ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL
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>> Australia: You Wouldn't Steal a DVD, But You Would Block Websites and Suspend Internet Accounts
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>> When the Australian government first began requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block
websites in 2012, Australians were assured that it would only be used to block the "worst of the worst"
child pornography. This week, a discussion paper was issued that proposes to extend this Web blocking
regime, so that it would also block sites that facilitate copyright infringement. Funny how that always
seems to happen.
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>> <
<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/australia-you-wouldnt-steal-dvd-you-would-block-websites-and-suspend-internet> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/australia-you-wouldnt-steal-dvd-you-would-block-websites-and-suspend-internet>
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>> BRAND PROTECTION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
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>> Gearing up for the fakes and fraudsters at the Commonwealth Games
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>> The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is the largest ever sporting event Scotland has seen. The twentieth
Commonwealth Games see?s 70 nations and 4,084 athletes take part in 261 events over 11 days. Whilst not on
the same scale as the FIFA World Cup or the Summer Olympic Games, it is a global event and will be watched by
millions around the world, as well as hundreds of thousands who have been lucky enough to obtain tickets.
>>
>> <
<http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/07/gearing-up-for-the-fakes-and-fraudsters-at-the-commonwealth-games/> http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/07/gearing-up-for-the-fakes-and-fraudsters-at-the-commonwealth-games/>
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>> Australia seeks to clamp down on IP spending
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>> The department responsible for IP in Australia is seeking ways to cut back on unnecessary expenditure as
part of government plans to save AUD $1 billion ($940 million).
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>> < <http://www.worldipreview.com/news/australia-seeks-to-clamp-down-on-ip-spending-6979> http://www.worldipreview.com/news/australia-seeks-to-clamp-down-on-ip-spending-6979>
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Dublin To Host ICANN’s 54th Public Meeting

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/>

 

Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire

<http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/>

 

au: Federal government confirms it allowed training.com.au to expire

<http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire>

 

Sedo Powers 16,216 Domain Sales In First Six Months Of 2014

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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UNESCO Program at UN Obscures Controversy over ICANN

UNESCO held a program at UN Headquarters in New York on July 9 which it said was to introduce its new publication “UNESCO Report on World Trends on Freedom of Expression and Media Development”. This program was to take “a new look at recent evolutions in media freedom, independence, pluralism, and journalist safety.”

<http://blogs.taz.de/netizenblog/2014/07/31/unesco-obscures-icann-controversy/>

 

Deciding Who Will Govern the Internet Issued By Brookings Institution

In March the United States announced that it would relinquish its oversight of ICANN. ICANN is an enormously important organization that administers the Internet. There is an emerging consensus that international governance of ICANN is coming but there are many unanswered questions.

<http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/175480>

 

ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum

“As Africans we care about the internet, and not only about getting access to it but we also care about how, and by whom, it is governed,” says APCs Emilar Gandhi who recently returned from the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organized a workshop on public access to information and communications technologies (ICTs). In an online interview, Emilar spoke to APCNews about what public access would look like in Africa. Advocating to include ICTs in the post-2015 UN development agenda, Emilar will take her message to the upcoming Global IGF.

<http://www.apc.org/en/node/19535>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Language Localisation Toolkit Kicks Off by Kelly HyeYoung KANG

After months of collaborative efforts, I am happy to announce the launch of the KISA-ICANN Language Localisation Toolkit.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/language-localisation-toolkit-kicks-off>

 

Board Extends Term of ICANN President

The ICANN Board has extended by two years the contract of President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehadé. It will now run until 30 June 2017.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-01-en>

 

ICANN Tells U.S. Court That ccTLDs Are Not "Property" | Files Motion to Quash in U.S. Legal Action Aimed at Seizing TLDs

ICANN has told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD cannot be considered "property," and thus cannot be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, who are trying to obtain the assets of countries that they argued have supported terrorism.

<https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-07-30-en>

 

ICANN Approves Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework | Special IP Address (127.0.53.53) Alerts System Administrators of Potential Issue

ICANN today announced the approval of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework by the ICANN Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC). The framework implementation requirements were developed with input from many sources including the ICANN community, a report published by JAS Global Advisors LLC, and advice from the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-01-en>

 

ICANN Approves Investment Policy Statement Update for 2014

As part of ICANN's responsibility to perform periodic reviews of the ICANN Investment Policy Statement, a revised policy has been approved by ICANN's Board of Directors implementing a number of minor changes.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-01-en>

 

Join Us for a Webinar on the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework

ICANN will be holding a webinar to provide information regarding the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework. There will be two sessions to accommodate different time zones.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-01-en>

 

John Thune and Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator | United States Senate; U.S. Senator | United States Senate, to Dr. Stephen D. Crocker

Input to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thune-rubio-to-crocker-2014-07-31-en>

 

Are Internet domain names “property”?

An interesting lawsuit – Ben Haim et al. v Islamic Republic of Iran et al. – has been percolating through the federal system for the last few years, involving a group of plaintiffs who have received money judgments against the governments of Iran, Syria, and North Korea for injuries suffered in state-sponsored terror episodes. To satisfy the judgments, the plaintiffs have been on a campaign to seize assets — bank accounts, real property, etc. — located in the US belonging to those governments (with, apparently, some limited success).

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/01/are-internet-domain-names-property/>

 

Dublin To Host ICANN’s 54th Public Meeting

ICANN has formally announced that Dublin will be the host for the 54th ICANN meeting taking place in October 2015.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/>

 

ICANN Seeks to Hire Registrant Advocate – While Seeking Volunteers for Second Round New gTLDs Discussion Group by Philip Corwin

Two recent ICANN announcements caught our eye because of their relevance to domain investors. The first was ICANN’s placement of a notice that it was seeking to hire its first ever Registrant Services Director-Consumer Advocate.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-seeks-to-hire-registrant-advocate-while-seeking-volunteers-for-second-round-new-gtlds-discussion-group/>

 

Solving the GAC-GNSO participation problem by Brenden Kuerbis

One of the more pressing problems at ICANN is the participation of governments in the policy development process. All too often, the outcome is an eleventh-hour intervention from the GAC which short-circuits the GNSO bottom up policy making process. This is not for lack of effort to correct the situation. Both the first and the second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) reports [1, 2] flagged the problem and included suggestions for improving it. ICANN has spent a lot of time and resources on improving GAC’s visibility into the GNSO’s policy making process. More recently, a GAC‐GNSO Consultation Group was formed to examine and develop proposed solutions to enable greater cooperation and coordination between the two bodies.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/01/solving-the-gac-gnso-participation-problem/>

 

15 recommendations to improve ICANN NomCom

ICANN’s Nominating Committee may soon have a new format, new terms for its members and may no longer select to positions other than the Board.

<http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/15-recommendations-to-improve-icann-nomcom/>

 

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nz: InternetNZ appoints Lee to Council, March as chairperson

New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has elected Sarah Lee as Council member.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-appoints-lee-to-council-march-as-chairperson--1028748>

 

Jamie Baddeley elected new InternetNZ president

Jamie Baddeley has been elected president of InternetNZ. The non-profit, which adminsters the .nz domain and advocates for an open and uncapturable internet recently held a by-election to replace Frank March who is standing down after five years in the role.

<http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/jamie-baddeley-elected-new-internetnz-president>

 

ru: Coordination Center took part in exercises aimed at strengthening security of the Russian segment of the Internet

Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media have conducted exercises to develop measures for protection of the Russian segment of Internet from external influences.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5908>

 

uk: Update on Nominet Registrar Services

As the launch of .cymru and .wales gets closer, further details about Nominet Registrar Services Limited (NRS) are now available.The company is a wholly-owned Nominet subsidiary which will guarantee a distribution channel for .wales and .cymru as ICANN rules mean that the new domains may only be sold through ICANN Accredited Registrars.Registrars who wish to offer the Welsh domains but are not ICANN-accredited can choose to offer them by becoming a reseller of NRS or any ICANN Accredited Registrar who has signed up with Nominet to sell these gTLDs.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-nominet-registrar-services>

 

uk: Change to Data Quality Policy

The Data Quality Policy introduced earlier this year will be amended with effect from the 22nd September to remove the planned automatic cancellation of domain names that do not meet the necessary validation checks after 30 days. An initial Data Quality transition period, from 7th May to 22nd September, was implemented during which domain names on Accredited Channel Partner and Channel Partner tags were not automatically cancelled where validation could not be completed.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/change-data-quality-policy>

 

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Many Moving Parts: Running a Registry

Each of the 1,400 applicants for new TLDs took on daunting, new responsibilities when they decided to invest in the next big Internet thing. But their multi-year application process – jumping through high hoops, adjusting to the untried and unknown, and enduring multiple rule changes – may seem like duck soup compared to the challenges of running a registry.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/28/many-moving-parts-running-a-registry/>

 

Why most brands may never sign the ICANN contract

It’s hard to believe that the governing body of the Internet could possibly have come up with an idea without really understanding how they were going to implement it.

<http://gtld.club/2014/07/28/why-most-brands-may-never-sign-the-icann-contract/>

 

"Requiescat in Pace" - the new .RIP gTLD by Jean Guillon

I thought "RIP" stood for "Rest In Peace". I thought it was an acronym used in English only and a TLD that would be understood by the next generation; because no one would ever register such a domain name ending in .RIP today. When you say "RIP", it makes you think of death... I have also said that such a TLD was something... typically American and that no other culture would consider buying such domain names because promoting death online is something a bit odd.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140801_requiescat_in_pace_the_new_rip_generic_top_level_domain/>

 

Donuts: 775,000 domain names served

Donuts sent out a newsletter today that announced it is up to 775,000 domain name registrations.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/donuts-775000-domain-names-served/>

 

German domain name .Reisen tops Donuts’ launches with 2,262 registrations

Donuts launched another four domain names into regularly-priced general availability yesterday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/german-domain-name-reisen-tops-donuts-launches-with-2262-registrations/>

 

New Internet Domain Names Need a Backstory to Succeed by John Berard

If web address registrations are any indication (and they may not be), the hundreds of new Internet domains (where .guru competes with .com and .berlin intrudes on .de) are seeing slow, but steady success. By one count, there are about 2 million new online addresses. Slow and steady may wind up being the best business model, but if the effect of the TLDs is to be felt in business, culturally and socially, there needs to be more done than create the opportunity to register a new name.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140731_new_internet_domain_names_need_a_backstory_to_succeed/>

 

Web.com discusses .XYZ and threat from Google

Web.com held its quarterly conference call yesterday. Analysts asked the company about Network Solutions’ .xyz domain name giveaway and the threat from Google becoming a domain name registrar.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/01/web-com-discusses-xyz-and-threat-from-google/>

 

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Six Approaches to Creating an Enterprise Cyber Intelligence Program

According to the Verisign 2014 Cyber Threats and Trends Report, cyber intelligence has matured from an industry buzzword to a formal discipline, which has implications for vendors and security leaders.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/six_approaches_to_creating_an>

 

Cyber Attack – Hackers Attacks Israeli Web Servers

Over the last day data stored on many Israeli internet servers has faced an attack called Distributed Denial-Of-Service (DDoS), resulting in extremely slow browsing times, making it almost impossible to surf.

<http://i-hls.com/2014/07/cyber-attack-hackers-attacks-israeli-web-servers/>

 

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Complainant On-The-Hunt Bags Hijacking Verdict

Remember how often I’ve said it’s important to hire counsel experienced with the UDRP and all of its nuances? At least one brand owner and one law firm in Denmark haven’t gotten the message.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/28/complainant-on-the-hunt-bags-hijacking-verdict/>

 

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New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings

Have you ever gone to socially share or email a URL and found that it was much longer than you had expected?

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring>

 

Solving Challenges of Scale in Data and Language

It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that the early Internet operated on the scale of kilobytes, with all spoken languages represented using a single character encoding – ASCII. Today's global Internet, so fundamental to society and the world's economy, now enables access to orders of magnitude more information, connecting a speakers of a full spectrum of languages.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/solving_challenges_of_scale_in>

 

Update on IANA Oversight Discussions: ICG Meeting and IETF 90

In recent weeks, two significant community discussions regarding the transition of oversight of the IANA functions have taken place. The following summaries are provided as feedback to the RIPE community and include links to more detailed reports.

<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/update-on-iana-oversight-discussions-icg-meeting-and-ietf-90>

 

Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire

Private investors have picked up a prized Internet domain name, formerly owned by the Australian Government.

<http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/>

 

au: Federal government confirms it allowed training.com.au to expire

Private education and training firm Now Hiring has confirmed it acquired the Training.com.au from the federal government yesterday, and the government has also responded.

<http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire>

 

Amazon.com starts offering domain name registration

Amazon.com is now offering domain name registration in conjunction with its web services.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/amazon-com-starts-offering-domain-name-registration/>

 

Web.com misses revenue target, acquires UK online directory company

Web.com, which owns Network Solutions, Register.com and SnapNames, released earnings after the bell today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/web-com-misses-revenue-target-acquires-uk-online-directory-company/>

 

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Netcraft: July 2014 Web Server Survey

In the July 2014 survey we received responses from 996,106,380 sites. Microsoft gained 22 million sites this month, helping to increase its market share by 1.18 percentage points. Combined with a 1.78 point loss in Apache's market share, Microsoft is now the new market leader with a 37.5% share of all sites.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/07/31/july-2014-web-server-survey.html>

 

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Domain Prices Set Record as New TLDs Begin Trading, According to Sedo’s 1H 2014 Market Study

Sedo ... announced the results of its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study, revealing domain industry trends and changes based on transactions in its marketplace.

<https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e&id=660&session=d9a7497b271c4d2cf0cf9accc6acf6e0>

 

Sedo Powers 16,216 Domain Sales In First Six Months Of 2014

Sedo was behind 16,216 transactions worth a total of $35.9 million in sales over the first six months of 2014, the company announced in its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22725>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-16-216-domain-sales-first-six-months-2014.html>

 

.COM Domains Remain Strong as New gTLDs Command Significant Market Value: Sedo Report

Since the new gTLDs started to become available in January, Sedo reports that the highest public sale of a new gTLD domain on its marketplace was eat.club, which sold for $20,000. Despite the excitement around new gTLDs, .com still remains the most popular TLD on its marketplace, accounting for more than half (55 percent) of all sales.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/com-domains-remain-strong-new-gtlds-command-significant-market-value-sedo-report>

 

Sedo sells $17M of domains in Q2, including a new TLD for $100k

The company sold about $17 million worth of domain names in the second quarter, down slightly from $19 million in Q1. In the second quarter is sold 7,453 domains, down from 8,763 in the first quarter.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/sedo-sells-17m-domain-names/>

 

More Good News on the Domain Sales Front: Sedo Reports Double Digit Rise in Average Prices for First Half of 2014

Just two days after DomainHoldings reported a huge increase in their 2Q-2014 domain sales, Sedo is out with a report (in infographic form) today revealing a 17% increase in their mean average sales price during the first six months of this year vs. the same time frame a year ago. That number rises to $2,214 while their median price (the point at which half of all sales were higher and half were lower) was up 7% to $616. Sedo reported a total of $35.9 million in sales for 1H-2014, generated from 16,216 transactions.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140731.htm>

 

Estibot to launch domainIQ for reverse and historical whois

The company behind Estibot is launching a new domain name service called domainIQ next week.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/estibot-to-launch-domainiq-for-reverse-and-historical-whois/>

 

.Kiwi Premium Domain Sales Top $250,000

The .Kiwi Registry is reporting for the firs time that they have sold over $250,000 in .Kiwi premium domain names.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/01/kiwi-premium-domain-sales-top-250000/>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Crackdown on net piracy

The chief executives of Australia’s biggest media companies will be invited to make their case for measures to clamp down on internet piracy at a forum which the government expects to host later this month, led by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

<http://www.afr.com/p/technology/crackdown_on_net_piracy_6vMDha2DW1HuiCEVtRI5wL>

 

au: Online Copyright Infringement

The Government has today released the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper and is seeking public submissions on the draft proposals designed to address online piracy.

<http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/ThirdQuarter/30July2014-OnlineCopyrightInfringement.aspx>

 

No silver bullet to curb online piracy

Film companies, content distributors, internet service providers and consumer advocates have until the first day of September to make their voices heard on the knotty issue of online piracy, but it’s not difficult to guess what they are going to say.

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/31/technology/no-silver-bullet-curb-online-piracy>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Australia: You Wouldn't Steal a DVD, But You Would Block Websites and Suspend Internet Accounts

When the Australian government first began requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block websites in 2012, Australians were assured that it would only be used to block the "worst of the worst" child pornography. This week, a discussion paper was issued that proposes to extend this Web blocking regime, so that it would also block sites that facilitate copyright infringement. Funny how that always seems to happen.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/australia-you-wouldnt-steal-dvd-you-would-block-websites-and-suspend-internet>

 

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Gearing up for the fakes and fraudsters at the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is the largest ever sporting event Scotland has seen. The twentieth Commonwealth Games see’s 70 nations and 4,084 athletes take part in 261 events over 11 days. Whilst not on the same scale as the FIFA World Cup or the Summer Olympic Games, it is a global event and will be watched by millions around the world, as well as hundreds of thousands who have been lucky enough to obtain tickets.

<http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/07/gearing-up-for-the-fakes-and-fraudsters-at-the-commonwealth-games/>

 

Australia seeks to clamp down on IP spending

The department responsible for IP in Australia is seeking ways to cut back on unnecessary expenditure as part of government plans to save AUD $1 billion ($940 million).

<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/australia-seeks-to-clamp-down-on-ip-spending-6979>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dublin To Host ICANN&rsquo;s 54th Public Meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/"><span>http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Federal government confirms it allowed training.com.au to expire<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire"><span>http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo Powers 16,216 Domain Sales In First Six Months Of 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UNESCO Program at UN Obscures Controversy over ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UNESCO held a program at UN Headquarters in New York on July 9 which it said was to introduce its new publication &ldquo;UNESCO Report on World Trends on Freedom of Expression and Media Development&rdquo;. This program was to take &ldquo;a new look at recent evolutions in media freedom, independence, pluralism, and journalist safety.&rdquo; <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.taz.de/netizenblog/2014/07/31/unesco-obscures-icann-controversy/"><span>http://blogs.taz.de/netizenblog/2014/07/31/unesco-obscures-icann-controversy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Deciding Who Will Govern the Internet Issued By Brookings Institution<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In March the United States announced that it would relinquish its oversight of ICANN. ICANN is an enormously important organization that administers the Internet. There is an emerging consensus that international governance of ICANN is coming but there are many unanswered questions. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/175480"><span>http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/175480</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;As Africans we care about the internet, and not only about getting access to it but we also care about how, and by whom, it is governed,&rdquo; says APCs Emilar Gandhi who recently returned from the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organized a workshop on public access to information and communications technologies (ICTs). In an online interview, Emilar spoke to APCNews about what public access would look like in Africa. Advocating to include ICTs in the post-2015 UN development agenda, Emilar will take her message to the upcoming Global IGF.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.apc.org/en/node/19535"><span>http://www.apc.org/en/node/19535</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Language Localisation Toolkit Kicks Off by Kelly HyeYoung KANG</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After months of collaborative efforts, I am happy to announce the launch of the KISA-ICANN Language Localisation Toolkit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/language-localisation-toolkit-kicks-off"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/language-localisation-toolkit-kicks-off</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Board Extends Term of ICANN President<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICANN Board has extended by two years the contract of President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehad&eacute;. It will now run until 30 June 2017.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Tells U.S. Court That ccTLDs Are Not "Property" | Files Motion to Quash in U.S. Legal Action Aimed at Seizing TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">ICANN has told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD cannot be considered "property," and thus cannot be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, who are trying to obtain the assets of countries that they argued have supported terrorism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-07-30-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-07-30-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Approves Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework | Special IP Address (127.0.53.53) Alerts System Administrators of Potential Issue</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today announced the approval of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework by the ICANN Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC). The framework implementation requirements were developed with input from many sources including the ICANN community, a report published by JAS Global Advisors LLC, and advice from the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Approves Investment Policy Statement Update for 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of ICANN's responsibility to perform periodic reviews of the ICANN Investment Policy Statement, a revised policy has been approved by ICANN's Board of Directors implementing a number of minor changes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Join Us for a Webinar on the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN will be holding a webinar to provide information regarding the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework. There will be two sessions to accommodate different time zones.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">John Thune and Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator | United States Senate; U.S. Senator | United States Senate, to Dr. Stephen D. Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Input to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thune-rubio-to-crocker-2014-07-31-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thune-rubio-to-crocker-2014-07-31-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Are Internet domain names &ldquo;property&rdquo;?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An interesting lawsuit &ndash; Ben Haim et al. v Islamic Republic of Iran et al. &ndash; has been percolating through the federal system for the last few years, involving a group of plaintiffs who have received money judgments against the governments of Iran, Syria, and North Korea for injuries suffered in state-sponsored terror episodes.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">To satisfy the judgments, the plaintiffs have been on a campaign to seize assets &mdash; bank accounts, real property, etc. &mdash; located in the US belonging to those governments (with, apparently, some limited success).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/01/are-internet-domain-names-property/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/01/are-internet-domain-names-property/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dublin To Host ICANN&rsquo;s 54th Public Meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has formally announced that Dublin will be the host for the 54th ICANN meeting taking place in October 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Seeks to Hire Registrant Advocate &ndash; While Seeking Volunteers for Second Round New gTLDs Discussion Group</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two recent ICANN announcements caught our eye because of their relevance to domain investors.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The first was ICANN&rsquo;s placement of a notice that it was seeking to hire its first ever Registrant Services Director-Consumer Advocate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-seeks-to-hire-registrant-advocate-while-seeking-volunteers-for-second-round-new-gtlds-discussion-group/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-seeks-to-hire-registrant-advocate-while-seeking-volunteers-for-second-round-new-gtlds-discussion-group/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Solving the GAC-GNSO participation problem by Brenden Kuerbis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the more pressing problems at ICANN is the participation of governments in the policy development process. All too often, the outcome is an eleventh-hour intervention from the GAC which short-circuits the GNSO bottom up policy making process. This is not for lack of effort to correct the situation. Both the first and the second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) reports [1, 2] flagged the problem and included suggestions for improving it. ICANN has spent a lot of time and resources on improving GAC&rsquo;s visibility into the GNSO&rsquo;s policy making process. More recently, a GAC&#8208;GNSO Consultation Group was formed to examine and develop proposed solutions to enable greater cooperation and coordination between the two bodies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/01/solving-the-gac-gnso-participation-problem/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/01/solving-the-gac-gnso-participation-problem/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">15 recommendations to improve ICANN NomCom<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s Nominating Committee may soon have a new format, new terms for its members and may no longer select to positions other than the Board.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/15-recommendations-to-improve-icann-nomcom/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/15-recommendations-to-improve-icann-nomcom/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: InternetNZ appoints Lee to Council, March as chairperson<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has elected Sarah Lee as Council member.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-appoints-lee-to-council-march-as-chairperson--1028748"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-appoints-lee-to-council-march-as-chairperson--1028748</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Jamie Baddeley elected new InternetNZ president<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Jamie Baddeley has been elected president of InternetNZ. The non-profit, which adminsters the .nz domain and advocates for an open and uncapturable internet recently held a by-election to replace Frank March who is standing down after five years in the role.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/jamie-baddeley-elected-new-internetnz-president"><span>http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/jamie-baddeley-elected-new-internetnz-president</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ru: Coordination Center took part in exercises aimed at strengthening security of the Russian segment of the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media have conducted exercises to develop measures for protection of the Russian segment of Internet from external influences.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5908"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5908</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: Update on Nominet Registrar Services</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the launch of .cymru and .wales gets closer, further details about Nominet Registrar Services Limited (NRS) are now available.The company is a wholly-owned Nominet subsidiary which will guarantee a distribution channel for .wales and .cymru as ICANN rules mean that the new domains may only be sold through ICANN Accredited Registrars.Registrars who wish to offer the Welsh domains but are not ICANN-accredited can choose to offer them by becoming a reseller of NRS or any ICANN Accredited Registrar who has signed up with Nominet to sell these gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-nominet-registrar-services"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-nominet-registrar-services</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: Change to Data Quality Policy</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Data Quality Policy introduced earlier this year will be amended with effect from the 22nd September to remove the planned automatic cancellation of domain names that do not meet the necessary validation checks after 30 days. An initial Data Quality transition period, from 7th May to 22nd September, was implemented during which domain names on Accredited Channel Partner and Channel Partner tags were not automatically cancelled where validation could not be completed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/change-data-quality-policy"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/change-data-quality-policy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Many Moving Parts: Running a Registry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Each of the 1,400 applicants for new TLDs took on daunting, new responsibilities when they decided to invest in the next big Internet thing. But their multi-year application process &ndash; jumping through high hoops, adjusting to the untried and unknown, and enduring multiple rule changes &ndash; may seem like duck soup compared to the challenges of running a registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/28/many-moving-parts-running-a-registry/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/28/many-moving-parts-running-a-registry/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why most brands may never sign the ICANN contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s hard to believe that the governing body of the Internet could possibly have come up with an idea without really understanding how they were going to implement it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtld.club/2014/07/28/why-most-brands-may-never-sign-the-icann-contract/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>gtld</span><span>.</span><span>club</span><span>/</span><span>2014</span><span>/</span><span>07</span><span>/</span><span>28</span><span>/</span><span>why</span><span>-</span><span>most</span><span>-</span><span>brands</span><span>-</span><span>may</span><span>-</span><span>never</span><span>-</span><span>sign</span><span>-</span><span>the</span><span>-</span><span>icann</span><span>-</span><span>contract</span><span>/</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">"Requiescat in Pace" - the new .RIP gTLD by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I thought "RIP" stood for "Rest In Peace". I thought it was an acronym used in English only and a TLD that would be understood by the next generation; because no one would ever register such a domain name ending in .RIP today. When you say "RIP", it makes you think of death... I have also said that such a TLD was something... typically American and that no other culture would consider buying such domain names because promoting death online is something a bit odd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140801_requiescat_in_pace_the_new_rip_generic_top_level_domain/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140801_requiescat_in_pace_the_new_rip_generic_top_level_domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts: 775,000 domain names served<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts sent out a newsletter today that announced it is up to 775,000 domain name registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/donuts-775000-domain-names-served/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/donuts-775000-domain-names-served/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">German domain name .Reisen tops Donuts&rsquo; launches with 2,262 registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts launched another four domain names into regularly-priced general availability yesterday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/german-domain-name-reisen-tops-donuts-launches-with-2262-registrations/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/german-domain-name-reisen-tops-donuts-launches-with-2262-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Internet Domain Names Need a Backstory to Succeed by John Berard<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If web address registrations are any indication (and they may not be), the hundreds of new Internet domains (where .guru competes with .com and .berlin intrudes on .de) are seeing slow, but steady success. By one count, there are about 2 million new online addresses. Slow and steady may wind up being the best business model, but if the effect of the TLDs is to be felt in business, culturally and socially, there needs to be more done than create the opportunity to register a new name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140731_new_internet_domain_names_need_a_backstory_to_succeed/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140731_new_internet_domain_names_need_a_backstory_to_succeed/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com discusses .XYZ and threat from Google<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com held its quarterly conference call yesterday. Analysts asked the company about Network Solutions&rsquo; .xyz domain name giveaway and the threat from Google becoming a domain name registrar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/01/web-com-discusses-xyz-and-threat-from-google/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/01/web-com-discusses-xyz-and-threat-from-google/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Six Approaches to Creating an Enterprise Cyber Intelligence Program<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">According to the Verisign 2014 Cyber Threats and Trends Report, cyber intelligence has matured from an industry buzzword to a formal discipline, which has implications for vendors and security leaders.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/six_approaches_to_creating_an"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/six_approaches_to_creating_an</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber Attack &ndash; Hackers Attacks Israeli Web Servers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over the last day data stored on many Israeli internet servers has faced an attack called Distributed Denial-Of-Service (DDoS), resulting in extremely slow browsing times, making it almost impossible to surf.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://i-hls.com/2014/07/cyber-attack-hackers-attacks-israeli-web-servers/"><span>http://i-hls.com/2014/07/cyber-attack-hackers-attacks-israeli-web-servers/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Complainant On-The-Hunt Bags Hijacking Verdict<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Remember how often I&rsquo;ve said it&rsquo;s important to hire counsel experienced with the UDRP and all of its nuances? At least one brand owner and one law firm in Denmark haven&rsquo;t gotten the message.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/28/complainant-on-the-hunt-bags-hijacking-verdict/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/28/complainant-on-the-hunt-bags-hijacking-verdict/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you ever gone to socially share or email a URL and found that it was much longer than you had expected?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Solving Challenges of Scale in Data and Language<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that the early Internet operated on the scale of kilobytes, with all spoken languages represented using a single character encoding &ndash; ASCII.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Today's global Internet, so fundamental to society and the world's economy, now enables access to orders of magnitude more information, connecting a speakers of a full spectrum of languages.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/solving_challenges_of_scale_in"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/solving_challenges_of_scale_in</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update on IANA Oversight Discussions: ICG Meeting and IETF 90<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In recent weeks, two significant community discussions regarding the transition of oversight of the IANA functions have taken place. The following summaries are provided as feedback to the RIPE community and include links to more detailed reports.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/update-on-iana-oversight-discussions-icg-meeting-and-ietf-90"><span>http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/update-on-iana-oversight-discussions-icg-meeting-and-ietf-90</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Private investors have picked up a prized Internet domain name, formerly owned by the Australian Government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/"><span>http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Federal government confirms it allowed training.com.au to expire<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Private education and training firm Now Hiring has confirmed it acquired the Training.com.au from the federal government yesterday, and the government has also responded.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire"><span>http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Amazon.com starts offering domain name registration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Amazon.com is now offering domain name registration in conjunction with its web services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/amazon-com-starts-offering-domain-name-registration/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/amazon-com-starts-offering-domain-name-registration/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com misses revenue target, acquires UK online directory company<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com, which owns Network Solutions, Register.com and SnapNames, released earnings after the bell today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/web-com-misses-revenue-target-acquires-uk-online-directory-company/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/web-com-misses-revenue-target-acquires-uk-online-directory-company/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netcraft: July 2014 Web Server Survey</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the July 2014 survey we received responses from 996,106,380 sites. Microsoft gained 22 million sites this month, helping to increase its market share by 1.18 percentage points. Combined with a 1.78 point loss in Apache's market share, Microsoft is now the new market leader with a 37.5% share of all sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/07/31/july-2014-web-server-survey.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/07/31/july-2014-web-server-survey.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Prices Set Record as New TLDs Begin Trading, According to Sedo&rsquo;s 1H 2014 Market Study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">announced the results of its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study, revealing domain industry trends and changes based on transactions in its marketplace.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&amp;partnerid=&amp;language=e&amp;id=660&amp;session=d9a7497b271c4d2cf0cf9accc6acf6e0"><span>https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&amp;partnerid=&amp;language=e&amp;id=660&amp;session=d9a7497b271c4d2cf0cf9accc6acf6e0</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo Powers 16,216 Domain Sales In First Six Months Of 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo was behind 16,216 transactions worth a total of $35.9 million in sales over the first six months of 2014, the company announced in its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22725"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22725</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-16-216-domain-sales-first-six-months-2014.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-16-216-domain-sales-first-six-months-2014.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.COM Domains Remain Strong as New gTLDs Command Significant Market Value: Sedo Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Since the new gTLDs started to become available in January, Sedo reports that the highest public sale of a new gTLD domain on its marketplace was eat.club, which sold for $20,000. Despite the excitement around new gTLDs, .com still remains the most popular TLD on its marketplace, accounting for more than half (55 percent) of all sales.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/com-domains-remain-strong-new-gtlds-command-significant-market-value-sedo-report"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/com-domains-remain-strong-new-gtlds-command-significant-market-value-sedo-report</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo sells $17M of domains in Q2, including a new TLD for $100k<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The company sold about $17 million worth of domain names in the second quarter, down slightly from $19 million in Q1. In the second quarter is sold 7,453 domains, down from 8,763 in the first quarter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/sedo-sells-17m-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/sedo-sells-17m-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More Good News on the Domain Sales Front: Sedo Reports Double Digit Rise in Average Prices for First Half of 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Just two days after DomainHoldings reported a huge increase in their 2Q-2014 domain sales, Sedo is out with a report (in infographic form) today revealing a 17% increase in their mean average sales price during the first six months of this year vs. the same time frame a year ago. That number rises to $2,214 while their median price (the point at which half of all sales were higher and half were lower) was up 7% to $616. Sedo reported a total of $35.9 million in sales for 1H-2014, generated from 16,216 transactions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140731.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140731.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Estibot to launch domainIQ for reverse and historical whois<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The company behind Estibot is launching a new domain name service called domainIQ next week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/estibot-to-launch-domainiq-for-reverse-and-historical-whois/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/estibot-to-launch-domainiq-for-reverse-and-historical-whois/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Kiwi Premium Domain Sales Top $250,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .Kiwi Registry is reporting for the firs time that they have sold over $250,000 in .Kiwi premium domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/01/kiwi-premium-domain-sales-top-250000/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/01/kiwi-premium-domain-sales-top-250000/</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Crackdown on net piracy</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The chief executives of Australia&rsquo;s biggest media companies will be invited to make their case for measures to clamp down on internet piracy at a forum which the government expects to host later this month, led by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/technology/crackdown_on_net_piracy_6vMDha2DW1HuiCEVtRI5wL"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/technology/crackdown_on_net_piracy_6vMDha2DW1HuiCEVtRI5wL</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Online Copyright Infringement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Government has today released the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper and is seeking public submissions on the draft proposals designed to address online piracy. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/ThirdQuarter/30July2014-OnlineCopyrightInfringement.aspx"><span>http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/ThirdQuarter/30July2014-OnlineCopyrightInfringement.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">No silver bullet to curb online piracy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Film companies, content distributors, internet service providers and consumer advocates have until the first day of September to make their voices heard on the knotty issue of online piracy, but it&rsquo;s not difficult to guess what they are going to say.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/31/technology/no-silver-bullet-curb-online-piracy"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/31/technology/no-silver-bullet-curb-online-piracy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia: You Wouldn't Steal a DVD, But You Would Block Websites and Suspend Internet Accounts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When the Australian government first began requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block websites in 2012, Australians were assured that it would only be used to block the "worst of the worst" child pornography. This week, a discussion paper was issued that proposes to extend this Web blocking regime, so that it would also block sites that facilitate copyright infringement. Funny how that always seems to happen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/australia-you-wouldnt-steal-dvd-you-would-block-websites-and-suspend-internet"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/australia-you-wouldnt-steal-dvd-you-would-block-websites-and-suspend-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BRAND PROTECTION &amp; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Gearing up for the fakes and fraudsters at the Commonwealth Games<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is the largest ever sporting event Scotland has seen. The twentieth Commonwealth Games see&rsquo;s 70 nations and 4,084 athletes take part in 261 events over 11 days. Whilst not on the same scale as the FIFA World Cup or the Summer Olympic Games, it is a global event and will be watched by millions around the world, as well as hundreds of thousands who have been lucky enough to obtain tickets.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/07/gearing-up-for-the-fakes-and-fraudsters-at-the-commonwealth-games/"><span>http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/07/gearing-up-for-the-fakes-and-fraudsters-at-the-commonwealth-games/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia seeks to clamp down on IP spending<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The department responsible for IP in Australia is seeking ways to cut back on unnecessary expenditure as part of government plans to save AUD $1 billion ($940 million).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldipreview.com/news/australia-seeks-to-clamp-down-on-ip-spending-6979"><span>http://www.worldipreview.com/news/australia-seeks-to-clamp-down-on-ip-spending-6979</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">David Goldstein<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 31 Jul 07:58 2014

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Update: Enhancing ICANN Accountability by Theresa Swinehart

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-enhancing-icann-accountability>

 

In Case Over Attempts To Seize Iran's ccTLD, ICANN Tells Court ccTLDs Are Not Property

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/icann-cctlds-are-not-property/>

 

ICANN's .IR Response Opens Legal Can of Worms by Philip S. Corwin

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icanns-ir-response-opens-legal-can-of-worms/>

 

NIGHTLIFE.LONDON Tops Applications As .LONDON Priority Period Draws To A Close

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/28/nightlife-london-tops-applications/>

 

ICM buys .sex for up to $3 million

<http://domainincite.com/17142-icm-buys-sex-for-up-to-3-million>

 

Stephen Colbert Scoops Up Sarah Palin’s Domain Name

<http://time.com/3059181/stephen-colbert-sarah-palin-domain/>

 

 

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Deciding Who Will Govern the Internet

In March the United States announced that it would relinquish its oversight of ICANN. ICANN is an enormously important organization that administers the Internet. There is an emerging consensus that international governance of ICANN is coming but there are many unanswered questions.

<http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2014/07/30-icann-internet-governance>

 

Commission Seeks New Ways to Govern the Internet

Innovative approaches to governing the internet are needed, say experts from a new global internet policy commission set up to find and propose such solutions to governments over the next two years.

<http://www.scidev.net/global/icts/news/commission-seeks-new-ways-to-govern-the-internet.html>

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201407301487.html>

 

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Update: Enhancing ICANN Accountability by Theresa Swinehart

On March 14th 2014, the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intent to transition its stewardship over key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. During introductory discussions around the transition, a broader topic of the impact of the transition on ICANN accountability was raised. The result was the launch by ICANN of a parallel, interrelated process to determine whether and how ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened once its historical contractual relationship with the U.S. Government expires.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-enhancing-icann-accountability>

 

Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) Report on Public Interest Registry's Request to Implement Technical Bundling in .NGO and .ONG

Purpose (Brief): To obtain community input on the Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) report regarding Public Interest Registry's (PIR) request to implement technical bundling of second level domains for .NGO and .ONG. PIR defines technical bundling as a set of two different gTLDs, with identical second level labels for which certain parameters are shared.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-29-en>

 

Correction: ICANN Updates Specification 13 Process And Application Form

NOTE REGARDING CORRECTION: This announcement is being re-issued to correct the criteria by which ICANN will assess whether an applicant that applies for qualification as a .BRAND TLD may qualify for an extension to execute the Registry Agreement. The announcement issued on 15 July 2014 specified that in order to qualify for an extension to execute the Registry Agreement, "[t]he applicant must meet the definition of a .BRAND TLD as per Section 7 of Specification 13. This is inaccurate. The statement should instead read:

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-29jul14-en>

 

Cherine Chalaby, Chair, New gTLD Program Committee | ICANN, to Steve DelBianco

Singular and plural versions of the same string in new gTLD applications

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-delbianco-2014-07-24-en>

 

Fadi Chehadé Speaking at Mobile World Congress 2014

ICANN's CEO and President speaks to audience at Mobile World Congress, February 2014.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EH4iljY9zw>

 

In Case Over Attempts To Seize Iran's ccTLD, ICANN Tells Court ccTLDs Are Not Property

ICANN has told a US federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD cannot be considered "property," and thus cannot be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, who are trying to obtain the assets of countries that they argued have supported terrorism.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22715>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/icann-cctlds-are-not-property/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-cctlds-are-not-property.html>

 

ICANN's .IR Response Opens Legal Can of Worms by Philip S. Corwin

ICANN has filed its initial response to writs of attachment issued by U.S. Courts that seek to have ICANN transfer control of the ccTLDs of Iran, Syria and North Korea to plaintiffs in various legal actions. The lawsuits were brought under a U.S. law that permits victims of terrorism and their family survivors to seek the assets of governments that provided support or direction of the terrorist acts.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icanns-ir-response-opens-legal-can-of-worms/>

 

Terror victims try to seize five ccTLDs

ICANN is fighting a US court action that could see the ccTLDs of Iran, Syria and Korea being seized by victims of terrorism.

<http://domainincite.com/17008-terror-victims-try-to-seize-five-cctlds>

 

ICANN to plaintiffs: No, you can’t have all of Iran’s domains

The global body in charge of domain names, ICANN, has asked a federal court to prevent the handover of the ccTLD of North Korea, Syria, and Iran as part of a terrorism lawsuit dating back over a decade. Those would include the .KP, .SY and .IR names.

<http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/icann-to-plaintiffs-no-you-cant-have-all-of-irans-domains/>

 

True Lawfare — The Fight to Seize Iran’s Domain Name Continues

A month ago, we wrote about an effort by several plaintiff’s lawyers, representing terrorist victims, to seize the Iran domain name (.IR). Turns out there was even more to it than we were aware of at the time, as the same group of lawyers have filed similar writs of attachment against Syria (.SY) and North Korea (.KP).

<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/07/true-lawfare-the-fight-to-seize-irans-domain-name-continues/>

 

Country Web domains can't be seized [AFP]

The Internet's regulatory authority said Wednesday that country-specific Web domains cannot be seized in court proceedings, as it sought to quash an effort to recover assets in terrorism-related lawsuits.

<https://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a/24591890/country-web-domains-cant-be-seized/>

 

ICANN tells court ccTLDs aren’t property, can’t be awarded to plaintiffs

ICANN has responded to the U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, arguing that ccTLDs are not property and can’t be awarded to plaintiffs in a case involving terrorism.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/icann-court-cctlds/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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New expiry date for .eu domain names as of 15 September 2014

On 15 September 2014, EURid will launch its new registration platform. Thereafter, newly registered .eu domain names will no longer expire at the end of the month but rather at the end of their registration term, calculated in years starting on the registration date and ranging from one (1) to ten (10) years. Domain names registered on 29 February will always expire on 28 February.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/new-expiry-date-eu-domain-names-15-september-2014>

<http://www.domainnews.com/eurid-new-expiry-date-for-eu-domains.html>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/eurid-new-expiry-date-eu/>

 

.eu Registration Policy updated

We have updated the .eu registration policy to include the French island of Mayotte as a .eu-eligible region, effective immediately.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/eu-registration-policy-updated>

 

IEDR Results Show Registration and Profit Increases in 2013

The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the not-for-profit public organisation that manages Ireland’s top level Internet domain, .ie, today reported a positive trading performance for 2013. Its annual results showed total volume growth of 17.6% in new .ie domain registrations, a 5.8% increase in profit after tax to almost €300,000 and an 8.3% increase in Members’ Funds to €3.9 million, leaving IEDR on solid financial footing at year end.

<https://www.iedr.ie/2014/07/iedr-results-show-registration-profit-increases-2013/>

 

There were 32,154 new .ie websites last year – and most are business-related

THE IRISH WEBSITE domain registry IEDR saw 32,154 new .ie websites in 2013, contributing to a growth of 18% over the last 12 months.

<http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/irish-web-domain-registration-1596176-Jul2014/>

 

Domain registry reports after-tax profit of almost €300,000

More than 30,000 new domain names were registered with the Irish domain registry agency (IEDR) last year, bringing the total number of registered .ie domains to 187,269.

<http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/domain-registry-reports-after-tax-profit-of-almost-300-000-1.1882486>

 

Downsize your domain with .UK

The past month has presented customers and businesses across the country with the opportunity to register their shorter, sharper domain names in the new TLD. Within hours of the launch, Nominet revealed that 50,000 individuals and businesses in the industry had done so, testament to the valuable role domains play in scoping out personality and digital identity.

<http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/downsize-your-domain-uk>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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NIGHTLIFE.LONDON Tops Applications As .LONDON Priority Period Draws To A Close

As the close of the priority phase draws near, the most popular .london domains applied for have been announced. With four days to go until the end of the three-month .london launch period London's property and entertainment industries are proving to be the most popular choice for new .london domains.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22700>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/28/nightlife-london-tops-applications/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/nightlife-london-tops-applications.html>

 

Crazy housing market reflected in .london landrush

The world’s insatiable appetite for property in London is being reflected in applications for domain names during .london’s landrush, according to the registry.

<http://domainincite.com/17134-crazy-housing-market-reflected-in-london-landrush>

 

London firms given one-week .london web domain deadline

London businesses have been warned they have just one week left of priority registration for the new .london web suffix, ahead of its wider launch on Thursday.

<http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2357450/london-firms-given-one-week-london-web-domain-deadline>

 

A Financial Back-Up to Win .WINE? by Jean Guillon

Still want to protect wine Geographical Indications (GIs)? A hot potato! Where the bucket ends is still to be found and the launching of both .WINE and .VIN new gTLDs is still an issue. At least some of the three applicants are following the ICANN new gTLD applicant guidebook, working with parties interested in bringing better protection mechanism to protect wine GIs. There seems to have been an attempt which has not worked.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140729_a_financial_back_up_to_win_wine/>

 

New TLDs -- Great Opportunity for Realignment or Entry

Therefore, in response to the demand for more available domain names, ICANN announced that it will be delegating new gTLDs. This process is already in progress, and many new TLDs such as .marketing, .industries, .company, .services and .business are being introduced into the marketplace.

<http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/29/new-tlds-great-opportunity-realignment-or-entry>

 

Report: New TLDs Cause Confusion

As a flood of new TLDs enters the marketplace, providing websites with the equivalent of vanity license plates, a new report suggests it’s all too confusing for consumers and businesses.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=182753>

 

.London’s unique “SunPriorityRush” period ends tomorrow

The .London domain name is launching, and it’s very different from previous domain name launches.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/dot-london-domain/>

 

Google beats Microsoft to .docs

Google and Microsoft seem to have settled their contention set for the .docs new gTLD, with Google emerging the victor.

<http://domainincite.com/17141-google-beats-microsoft-to-docs>

 

ICM buys .sex for up to $3 million

ICM Registry, the .xxx domain name registry, may have paid as much as $3 million for the .sex gTLD.

<http://domainincite.com/17142-icm-buys-sex-for-up-to-3-million>

 

.XYZ now has over 400,000 domain name registrations

.XYZ domain nameThe .XYZ domain name now has over 400,000 registrations, according to zone file reports.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/xyz-now-has-over-400000-domain-name-registrations/>

 

Finally, well-targeted new TLD marketing

A couple weeks ago I wrote about how Sedo did a new TLD promotion that registrars should be doing.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/finally-well-targeted-new-top-level-domain-name-marketing/>

 

ICM Registry Operator of .XXX Wins Rights to The New gTLD .Sex

ICM Registry the operator of the .XXX registry has won the right to operate the .Sex new gTLD.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/icm-registry-operator-of-xxx-wins-rights-to-the-new-gtld-sex/>

 

Hindi domain leads India in its transition to Bharat [PTI]

India may finally have domain names in its own script beginning with the Devanagari script of Hindi from next month.

<http://www.asianage.com/business/hindi-domain-leads-india-its-transition-bharat-922>

<http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140729/business-market/article/hindi-domain-leads-india-its-transition-bharat>

 

27 of top 50 websites protecting their brands on new Donuts domain names

How are brands protecting themselves with new TLDs? Many are, but there are some surprises.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/brand-protection-new-tlds-2/>

 

New domain names: a golden opportunity for brands

With today’s online global economy now worth trillions of dollars, it is hard to believe that the first public domain name was registered just 30 years ago. Today there are over 270 million domain names, representing some of the world’s biggest brands whose business models are based around a single domain keyword such as Amazon, eBay and Google.

<http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/new-domain-names-golden-opportunity-brands>

 

A “slow” week for new TLD launches

There’s not much on the docket this week for new TLD launches.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/a-slow-week-for-new-tld-launches/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Internet Of Things Contains Average Of 25 Vulnerabilities Per Device

New study finds high volume of security flaws in such IoT devices as webcams, home thermostats, remote power outlets, sprinkler controllers, home alarms, and garage door openers.

<http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/internet-of-things-contains-average-of-25-vulnerabilities-per-device/d/d-id/1297623>

 

Phishing: What Once Was Old Is New Again

Symantec just recently released its Internet Security Threat Report for 2014. It’s a review of 2013’s threats, a comparison with earlier years, and a look into the crystal ball for the current year with a nod to the direction of trends beyond that.

<http://www.darkreading.com/operations/phishing-what-once-was-old-is-new-again-/a/d-id/1297634>

 

Homeland Security wants corporate board of directors more involved in cyber-security

Setting corporate cyber-security policy and taking actions around it must be a top concern for the board of directors at any company, not just the information-technology division, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicated as a high-level official there backed a private-sector effort to raise awareness at the board level.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2458975/security0/homeland-security-wants-corporate-board-of-directors-more-involved-in-cyber-security.html>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Stephen Colbert Scoops Up Sarah Palin’s Domain Name

Two competing Sarah Palin websites have launched in recent days. The first is called “Sarah Palin Channel,” and it offers subscribers a 24-hour newsfeed of pure, unmediated Palin for $99.95 a year. The second is called “The Sarah Palin Channel” (emphasis ours), and it promises to be “The only Sarah Palin Channel on the internet with a definite article in the address!” (emphasis theirs).

<http://time.com/3059181/stephen-colbert-sarah-palin-domain/>

 

Stephen Colbert Buys TheSarahPalinChannel.com, Promises His Own 'Angry Echo Chamber'

Sarah Palin just learned a valuable lesson about starting your own web channel: make sure to buy up any similar domain names, such as, say, one that simply puts "The" in front of your URL.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/colbert-buys-thesarahpalinchannel-sarah-palin_n_5633642.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Four 6-Figure Transactions Totaling Over $1.1 Million Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Someone mist have missed the "summer doldrums" memo! Four high end sales lit up the domain aftermarket this week with three of those not only topping our latest weekly all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart, but also crashing the top 20 sales for the entire Year to Date.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140730.htm>

 

Benefits of Premium Domain Names Video by Heritage Auctions

Aron Meystedt shared this video with me, and I want to share it with you. The video that was created by Heritage Auctions to educate its clientele about domain names and why they might be interested in spending significant sums of money to buy the best domain names. I would imagine a good portion of HA’s clients are well-educated and savvy investors, and this video may shed some light onto the value of investing in exceptional domain names.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/benefits-premium-domain-names-video-heritage-auctions/>

 

Heritage Auctions Video about premium domain names

Heritage Auctions had another solid domain name auction last week, selling about $775k in domain names during bidding.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/heritage-auctions-video-about-premium-domain-names/>

 

Domain Sales Continue To Heat Up - Domain Holdings Reports 2Q-2014 Sales Three Times Higher Than the Previous Quarter

After a long recession, we've been seeing reported domain sales rebound nicely in 2014 and further evidence came today when Domain Holdings reported their 2Q-2014 domain sales nearly tripled from the previous quarter. The Delray Beach, Florida based company's sales rocketed from $3,381,634 in 1Q-2014 to $9,935,618 in the recently concluded second quarter of the year.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140729.htm>

 

Domain Holdings nearly triples sales in second quarter

Domain name brokerage Domain Holdings had a big second quarter, turning in almost 3x the sales of its first quarter.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/domain-holdings-nearly-triples-sales-in-second-quarter/>

 

Company wants to trademark the term “Domain Auction”

A Florida company has filed two trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Domain Auction” and “Domains Auction”.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/company-wants-to-trademark-the-term-domain-auction/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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Australians embracing the internet - but as a supplement to TV

The internet will soon take over from TV as Australia’s favourite entertainment source as the country reaches the “digital tipping point”.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/australians-embracing-the-internet-but-as-a-supplement-to-tv>

 

Australians prefer digital devices over television for media consumption: survey

The growing use of digital devices has ended television's unrivalled dominance of Australian entertainment, a media consumption survey has found.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-30/australians-prefer-digital-over-television-for-media-consumption/5636434>

 

Internet to usurp TV as preferred entertainment source

About one-quarter of Australians plans to subscribe to an online ­television ­service in the next 12 months and in the next year, online will ­overtake TV as the preferred source of entertainment, a Deloitte Media ­Consumer ­Survey shows.

<http://www.afr.com/p/technology/internet_to_usurp_tv_as_preferred_R6mE2Plg90HE8n1qti4ixH>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: ACMA signs online child abuse notification scheme with police

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has signed formal agreements with state, territory and federal police for the reporting of online child abuse material in Australia.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551103/acma_signs_online_child_abuse_notification_scheme_police/>

 

au: New national network for reporting online child sexual abuse content

Australian efforts against the trade in online child sexual abuse material have been significantly strengthened with the finalisation of formal agreements between the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the police forces of Queensland and Victoria.

<http://acma.gov.au/Citizen/Stay-protected/My-online-world/Staying-safe-online/acma-and-australian-police-cement-national-network-for-reporting-online-child-sexual-abuse-content>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Illegal downloading is simply theft: Turnbull

CHRIS UHLMANN: Australians are among the world's most prolific downloader's of illegal videos and music and the Government looks likely to ask internet service providers to do more to crack down on piracy.

<http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2014/s4057661.htm>

 

au: Malcolm Turnbull: ISPs should not have to sanction illegal downloaders

The owners of television and movie content should take illegal downloaders to court, but internet service providers should not be required to impose sanctions, the communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has said as the Abbott government discusses how it will crack down on internet piracy.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/malcolm-turnbull-isps-should-not-have-to-sanction-illegal-downloaders>

 

au: Cheers and jeers over anti-piracy laws

Federal government proposals to amend copyright laws have drawn support from rights holders and copyright organisations but some aspects of the enforcement regime outlined in a discussion paper released yesterday have raised concerns among ISPs and consumer advocates.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551319/cheers_jeers_over_anti-piracy_laws/>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Smart home kit proves easy to hack, says HP study

A study of some of the most popular app-controlled devices for the home suggests the majority of the products tested were vulnerable to hackers.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28569342>

 

Internet of Things devices contain high number of vulnerabilities, study finds [IDG]

A security audit of 10 popular Internet-connected devices - components of the so-called Internet of Things - identified an alarmingly high number of vulnerabilities.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551285/internet_things_devices_contain_high_number_vulnerabilities_study_finds/>

 

Tor attack may have unmasked dark net users

Developers of software used to access Tor - an otherwise hard-to-reach part of the internet - have disclosed that an attack on the network may have unmasked users for five months.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28573625>

 

Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project's director, Roger Dingledine.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2459667/security0/tor-hints-at-possible-u-s-government-involvement-in-recent-attack.html>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551286/tor_hints_possible_u_government_involvement_recent_attack/>

 

Tor Sniffs Out Attacks Trying to Deanonymize Hidden Services Users

For a little more than six months, attackers were on the Tor network trying to deanonymize users who operate or use Tor hidden services.

<http://threatpost.com/tor-sniffs-out-attacks-trying-to-deanonymize-hidden-services-users/107514>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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The internet of things - the next big challenge to our privacy

If there’s a depressing slogan for the early era of the commercial internet, it’s this: “Privacy is dead – get over it.”

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/28/internet-of-things-privacy>

 

au: Data retention plan will cost consumers $100 a year, warns iinet

Internet service provider iinet has warned of significant costs and privacy concerns with a mandatory data retention regime that is currently being considered by the federal government.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/data-plan-cost-consumers-100-a-year-iinet>

 

au: Online piracy crackdown barks up the wrong tree

The Coalition’s discussion paper on curbing online piracy, which is yet to see the light of day, is the latest example of how rhetoric continues to trump common sense in this ongoing debate.

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/29/technology/online-piracy-crackdown-barks-wrong-tree>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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au: Mandatory data retention is a rort

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis is actively considering a mandatory data retention scheme under which ISPs and telcos would be forced to keep information (metadata) about customers’ phone and online activities for up to two years, for access by law enforcement agencies.

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/29/technology/mandatory-data-retention-rort>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update: Enhancing ICANN Accountability by Theresa Swinehart<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In Case Over Attempts To Seize Iran's ccTLD, ICANN Tells Court ccTLDs Are Not Property<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's .IR Response Opens Legal Can of Worms by Philip S. Corwin<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NIGHTLIFE.LONDON Tops Applications As .LONDON Priority Period Draws To A Close<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM buys .sex for up to $3 million<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Colbert Scoops Up Sarah Palin&rsquo;s Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Deciding Who Will Govern the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In March the United States announced that it would relinquish its oversight of ICANN. ICANN is an enormously important organization that administers the Internet. There is an emerging consensus that international governance of ICANN is coming but there are many unanswered questions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2014/07/30-icann-internet-governance"><span>http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2014/07/30-icann-internet-governance</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Commission Seeks New Ways to Govern the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Innovative approaches to governing the internet are needed, say experts from a new global internet policy commission set up to find and propose such solutions to governments over the next two years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.scidev.net/global/icts/news/commission-seeks-new-ways-to-govern-the-internet.html"><span>http://www.scidev.net/global/icts/news/commission-seeks-new-ways-to-govern-the-internet.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201407301487.html"><span>http://allafrica.com/stories/201407301487.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update: Enhancing ICANN Accountability by Theresa Swinehart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On March 14th 2014, the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intent to transition its stewardship over key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. During introductory discussions around the transition, a broader topic of the impact of the transition on ICANN accountability was raised. The result was the launch by ICANN of a parallel, interrelated process to determine whether and how ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened once its historical contractual relationship with the U.S. Government expires.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-enhancing-icann-accountability"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-enhancing-icann-accountability</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) Report on Public Interest Registry's Request to Implement Technical Bundling in .NGO and .ONG<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): To obtain community input on the Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) report regarding Public Interest Registry's (PIR) request to implement technical bundling of second level domains for .NGO and .ONG. PIR defines technical bundling as a set of two different gTLDs, with identical second level labels for which certain parameters are shared.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-29-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Correction: ICANN Updates Specification 13 Process And Application Form<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NOTE REGARDING CORRECTION: This announcement is being re-issued to correct the criteria by which ICANN will assess whether an applicant that applies for qualification as a .BRAND TLD may qualify for an extension to execute the Registry Agreement. The announcement issued on 15 July 2014 specified that in order to qualify for an extension to execute the Registry Agreement, "[t]he applicant must meet the definition of a .BRAND TLD as per Section 7 of Specification 13. This is inaccurate. The statement should instead read:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-29jul14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-29jul14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cherine Chalaby, Chair, New gTLD Program Committee | ICANN, to Steve DelBianco</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Singular and plural versions of the same string in new gTLD applications<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-delbianco-2014-07-24-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-delbianco-2014-07-24-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fadi Chehad&eacute; Speaking at Mobile World Congress 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's CEO and President speaks to audience at Mobile World Congress, February 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EH4iljY9zw"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EH4iljY9zw</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In Case Over Attempts To Seize Iran's ccTLD, ICANN Tells Court ccTLDs Are Not Property<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has told a US federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD cannot be considered "property," and thus cannot be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, who are trying to obtain the assets of countries that they argued have supported terrorism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22715"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22715</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/icann-cctlds-are-not-property/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/icann-cctlds-are-not-property/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/icann-cctlds-are-not-property.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/icann-cctlds-are-not-property.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's .IR Response Opens Legal Can of Worms by Philip S. Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has filed its initial response to writs of attachment issued by U.S. Courts that seek to have ICANN transfer control of the ccTLDs of Iran, Syria and North Korea to plaintiffs in various legal actions. The lawsuits were brought under a U.S. law that permits victims of terrorism and their family survivors to seek the assets of governments that provided support or direction of the terrorist acts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/icanns-ir-response-opens-legal-can-of-worms/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/icanns-ir-response-opens-legal-can-of-worms/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Terror victims try to seize five ccTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is fighting a US court action that could see the ccTLDs of Iran, Syria and Korea being seized by victims of terrorism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17008-terror-victims-try-to-seize-five-cctlds"><span>http://domainincite.com/17008-terror-victims-try-to-seize-five-cctlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN to plaintiffs: No, you can&rsquo;t have all of Iran&rsquo;s domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The global body in charge of domain names, ICANN, has asked a federal court to prevent the handover of the ccTLD of North Korea, Syria, and Iran as part of a terrorism lawsuit dating back over a decade. Those would include the .KP, .SY and .IR names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/icann-to-plaintiffs-no-you-cant-have-all-of-irans-domains/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/icann-to-plaintiffs-no-you-cant-have-all-of-irans-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">True Lawfare &mdash; The Fight to Seize Iran&rsquo;s Domain Name Continues<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A month ago, we wrote about an effort by several plaintiff&rsquo;s lawyers, representing terrorist victims, to seize the Iran domain name (.IR).</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Turns out there was even more to it than we were aware of at the time, as the same group of lawyers have filed similar writs of attachment against Syria (.SY) and North Korea (.KP).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/07/true-lawfare-the-fight-to-seize-irans-domain-name-continues/"><span>http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/07/true-lawfare-the-fight-to-seize-irans-domain-name-continues/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Country Web domains can't be seized [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet's regulatory authority said Wednesday that country-specific Web domains cannot be seized in court proceedings, as it sought to quash an effort to recover assets in terrorism-related lawsuits.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a/24591890/country-web-domains-cant-be-seized/"><span>https://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a/24591890/country-web-domains-cant-be-seized/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN tells court ccTLDs aren&rsquo;t property, can&rsquo;t be awarded to plaintiffs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has responded to the U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, arguing that ccTLDs are not property and can&rsquo;t be awarded to plaintiffs in a case involving terrorism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/icann-court-cctlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/icann-court-cctlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New expiry date for .eu domain names as of 15 September 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 15 September 2014, EURid will launch its new registration platform. Thereafter, newly registered .eu domain names will no longer expire at the end of the month but rather at the end of their registration term, calculated in years starting on the registration date and ranging from one (1) to ten (10) years. Domain names registered on 29 February will always expire on 28 February.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/new-expiry-date-eu-domain-names-15-september-2014"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/new-expiry-date-eu-domain-names-15-september-2014</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/eurid-new-expiry-date-for-eu-domains.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/eurid-new-expiry-date-for-eu-domains.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/eurid-new-expiry-date-eu/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/eurid-new-expiry-date-eu/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.eu Registration Policy updated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We have updated the .eu registration policy to include the French island of Mayotte as a .eu-eligible region, effective immediately.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/eu-registration-policy-updated"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/eu-registration-policy-updated</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IEDR Results Show Registration and Profit Increases in 2013<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the not-for-profit public organisation that manages Ireland&rsquo;s top level Internet domain, .ie, today reported a positive trading performance for 2013. Its annual results showed total volume growth of 17.6% in new .ie domain registrations, a 5.8% increase in profit after tax to almost &euro;300,000 and an 8.3% increase in Members&rsquo; Funds to &euro;3.9 million, leaving IEDR on solid financial footing at year end.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.iedr.ie/2014/07/iedr-results-show-registration-profit-increases-2013/"><span>https://www.iedr.ie/2014/07/iedr-results-show-registration-profit-increases-2013/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There were 32,154 new .ie websites last year &ndash; and most are business-related<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">THE IRISH WEBSITE domain registry IEDR saw 32,154 new .ie websites in 2013, contributing to a growth of 18% over the last 12 months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/irish-web-domain-registration-1596176-Jul2014/"><span>http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/irish-web-domain-registration-1596176-Jul2014/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain registry reports after-tax profit of almost &euro;300,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More than 30,000 new domain names were registered with the Irish domain registry agency (IEDR) last year, bringing the total number of registered .ie domains to 187,269.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/domain-registry-reports-after-tax-profit-of-almost-300-000-1.1882486"><span>http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/domain-registry-reports-after-tax-profit-of-almost-300-000-1.1882486</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Downsize your domain with .UK<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The past month has presented customers and businesses across the country with the opportunity to register their shorter, sharper domain names in the new TLD. Within hours of the launch, Nominet revealed that 50,000 individuals and businesses in the industry had done so, testament to the valuable role domains play in scoping out personality and digital identity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/downsize-your-domain-uk"><span>http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/downsize-your-domain-uk</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NIGHTLIFE.LONDON Tops Applications As .LONDON Priority Period Draws To A Close<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the close of the priority phase draws near, the most popular .london domains applied for have been announced. With four days to go until the end of the three-month .london launch period London's property and entertainment industries are proving to be the most popular choice for new .london domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22700"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22700</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/28/nightlife-london-tops-applications/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/28/nightlife-london-tops-applications/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/nightlife-london-tops-applications.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/nightlife-london-tops-applications.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Crazy housing market reflected in .london landrush<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The world&rsquo;s insatiable appetite for property in London is being reflected in applications for domain names during .london&rsquo;s landrush, according to the registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17134-crazy-housing-market-reflected-in-london-landrush"><span>http://domainincite.com/17134-crazy-housing-market-reflected-in-london-landrush</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">London firms given one-week .london web domain deadline<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">London businesses have been warned they have just one week left of priority registration for the new .london web suffix, ahead of its wider launch on Thursday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2357450/london-firms-given-one-week-london-web-domain-deadline"><span>http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2357450/london-firms-given-one-week-london-web-domain-deadline</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Financial Back-Up to Win .WINE? by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Still want to protect wine Geographical Indications (GIs)? A hot potato! Where the bucket ends is still to be found and the launching of both .WINE and .VIN new gTLDs is still an issue. At least some of the three applicants are following the ICANN new gTLD applicant guidebook, working with parties interested in bringing better protection mechanism to protect wine GIs. There seems to have been an attempt which has not worked.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140729_a_financial_back_up_to_win_wine/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140729_a_financial_back_up_to_win_wine/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New TLDs -- Great Opportunity for Realignment or Entry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Therefore, in response to the demand for more available domain names, ICANN announced that it will be delegating new gTLDs. This process is already in progress, and many new TLDs such as .marketing, .industries, .company, .services and .business are being introduced into the marketplace.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/29/new-tlds-great-opportunity-realignment-or-entry"><span>http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/29/new-tlds-great-opportunity-realignment-or-entry</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Report: New TLDs Cause Confusion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As a flood of new TLDs enters the marketplace, providing websites with the equivalent of vanity license plates, a new report suggests it&rsquo;s all too confusing for consumers and businesses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=182753"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=182753</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.London&rsquo;s unique &ldquo;SunPriorityRush&rdquo; period ends tomorrow<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .London domain name is launching, and it&rsquo;s very different from previous domain name launches.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/dot-london-domain/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/dot-london-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google beats Microsoft to .docs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google and Microsoft seem to have settled their contention set for the .docs new gTLD, with Google emerging the victor.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17141-google-beats-microsoft-to-docs"><span>http://domainincite.com/17141-google-beats-microsoft-to-docs</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM buys .sex for up to $3 million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry, the .xxx domain name registry, may have paid as much as $3 million for the .sex gTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17142-icm-buys-sex-for-up-to-3-million"><span>http://domainincite.com/17142-icm-buys-sex-for-up-to-3-million</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.XYZ now has over 400,000 domain name registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.XYZ domain nameThe .XYZ domain name now has over 400,000 registrations, according to zone file reports.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/xyz-now-has-over-400000-domain-name-registrations/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/xyz-now-has-over-400000-domain-name-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Finally, well-targeted new TLD marketing</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A couple weeks ago I wrote about how Sedo did a new TLD promotion that registrars should be doing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/finally-well-targeted-new-top-level-domain-name-marketing/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/finally-well-targeted-new-top-level-domain-name-marketing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry Operator of .XXX Wins Rights to The New gTLD .Sex<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry the operator of the .XXX registry has won the right to operate the .Sex new gTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/icm-registry-operator-of-xxx-wins-rights-to-the-new-gtld-sex/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/icm-registry-operator-of-xxx-wins-rights-to-the-new-gtld-sex/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hindi domain leads India in its transition to Bharat [PTI]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">India may finally have domain names in its own script beginning with the Devanagari script of Hindi from next month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.asianage.com/business/hindi-domain-leads-india-its-transition-bharat-922"><span>http://www.asianage.com/business/hindi-domain-leads-india-its-transition-bharat-922</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140729/business-market/article/hindi-domain-leads-india-its-transition-bharat"><span>http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140729/business-market/article/hindi-domain-leads-india-its-transition-bharat</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">27 of top 50 websites protecting their brands on new Donuts domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How are brands protecting themselves with new TLDs? Many are, but there are some surprises.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/brand-protection-new-tlds-2/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/brand-protection-new-tlds-2/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New domain names: a golden opportunity for brands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With today&rsquo;s online global economy now worth trillions of dollars, it is hard to believe that the first public domain name was registered just 30 years ago. Today there are over 270 million domain names, representing some of the world&rsquo;s biggest brands whose business models are based around a single domain keyword such as Amazon, eBay and Google.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/new-domain-names-golden-opportunity-brands"><span>http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/new-domain-names-golden-opportunity-brands</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A &ldquo;slow&rdquo; week for new TLD launches<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There&rsquo;s not much on the docket this week for new TLD launches.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/a-slow-week-for-new-tld-launches/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/a-slow-week-for-new-tld-launches/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Of Things Contains Average Of 25 Vulnerabilities Per Device<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New study finds high volume of security flaws in such IoT devices as webcams, home thermostats, remote power outlets, sprinkler controllers, home alarms, and garage door openers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/internet-of-things-contains-average-of-25-vulnerabilities-per-device/d/d-id/1297623"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/internet-of-things-contains-average-of-25-vulnerabilities-per-device/d/d-id/1297623</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Phishing: What Once Was Old Is New Again<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Symantec just recently released its Internet Security Threat Report for 2014. It&rsquo;s a review of 2013&rsquo;s threats, a comparison with earlier years, and a look into the crystal ball for the current year with a nod to the direction of trends beyond that.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/operations/phishing-what-once-was-old-is-new-again-/a/d-id/1297634"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/operations/phishing-what-once-was-old-is-new-again-/a/d-id/1297634</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Homeland Security wants corporate board of directors more involved in cyber-security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Setting corporate cyber-security policy and taking actions around it must be a top concern for the board of directors at any company, not just the information-technology division, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicated as a high-level official there backed a private-sector effort to raise awareness at the board level.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2458975/security0/homeland-security-wants-corporate-board-of-directors-more-involved-in-cyber-security.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2458975/security0/homeland-security-wants-corporate-board-of-directors-more-involved-in-cyber-security.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Colbert Scoops Up Sarah Palin&rsquo;s Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two competing Sarah Palin websites have launched in recent days. The first is called &ldquo;Sarah Palin Channel,&rdquo; and it offers subscribers a 24-hour newsfeed of pure, unmediated Palin for $99.95 a year. The second is called &ldquo;The Sarah Palin Channel&rdquo; (emphasis ours), and it promises to be &ldquo;The only Sarah Palin Channel on the internet with a definite article in the address!&rdquo; (emphasis theirs).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://time.com/3059181/stephen-colbert-sarah-palin-domain/"><span>http://time.com/3059181/stephen-colbert-sarah-palin-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Colbert Buys TheSarahPalinChannel.com, Promises His Own 'Angry Echo Chamber'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sarah Palin just learned a valuable lesson about starting your own web channel: make sure to buy up any similar domain names, such as, say, one that simply puts "The" in front of your URL.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/colbert-buys-thesarahpalinchannel-sarah-palin_n_5633642.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/colbert-buys-thesarahpalinchannel-sarah-palin_n_5633642.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Four 6-Figure Transactions Totaling Over $1.1 Million Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Someone mist have missed the "summer doldrums" memo! Four high end sales lit up the domain aftermarket this week with three of those not only topping our latest weekly all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart, but also crashing the top 20 sales for the entire Year to Date.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140730.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140730.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Benefits of Premium Domain Names Video by Heritage Auctions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Aron Meystedt shared this video with me, and I want to share it with you. The video that was created by Heritage Auctions to educate its clientele about domain names and why they might be interested in spending significant sums of money to buy the best domain names. I would imagine a good portion of HA&rsquo;s clients are well-educated and savvy investors, and this video may shed some light onto the value of investing in exceptional domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/benefits-premium-domain-names-video-heritage-auctions/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>benefits</span><span>-</span><span>premium</span><span>-</span><span>domain</span><span>-</span><span>names</span><span>-</span><span>video</span><span>-</span><span>heritage</span><span>-</span><span>auctions</span><span>/</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Heritage Auctions Video about premium domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Heritage Auctions had another solid domain name auction last week, selling about $775k in domain names during bidding.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/heritage-auctions-video-about-premium-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/heritage-auctions-video-about-premium-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Sales Continue To Heat Up - Domain Holdings Reports 2Q-2014 Sales Three Times Higher Than the Previous Quarter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After a long recession, we've been seeing reported domain sales rebound nicely in 2014 and further evidence came today when Domain Holdings reported their 2Q-2014 domain sales nearly tripled from the previous quarter. The Delray Beach, Florida based company's sales rocketed from $3,381,634 in 1Q-2014 to $9,935,618 in the recently concluded second quarter of the year. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140729.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140729.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Holdings nearly triples sales in second quarter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name brokerage Domain Holdings had a big second quarter, turning in almost 3x the sales of its first quarter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/domain-holdings-nearly-triples-sales-in-second-quarter/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/domain-holdings-nearly-triples-sales-in-second-quarter/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Company wants to trademark the term &ldquo;Domain Auction&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Florida company has filed two trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for &ldquo;Domain Auction&rdquo; and &ldquo;Domains Auction&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/company-wants-to-trademark-the-term-domain-auction/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/company-wants-to-trademark-the-term-domain-auction/</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australians embracing the internet - but as a supplement to TV<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet will soon take over from TV as Australia&rsquo;s favourite entertainment source as the country reaches the &ldquo;digital tipping point&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/australians-embracing-the-internet-but-as-a-supplement-to-tv"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/australians-embracing-the-internet-but-as-a-supplement-to-tv</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australians prefer digital devices over television for media consumption: survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The growing use of digital devices has ended television's unrivalled dominance of Australian entertainment, a media consumption survey has found.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-30/australians-prefer-digital-over-television-for-media-consumption/5636434"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-30/australians-prefer-digital-over-television-for-media-consumption/5636434</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet to usurp TV as preferred entertainment source<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">About one-quarter of Australians plans to subscribe to an online &shy;television &shy;service in the next 12 months and in the next year, online will &shy;overtake TV as the preferred source of entertainment, a Deloitte Media &shy;Consumer &shy;Survey shows.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/technology/internet_to_usurp_tv_as_preferred_R6mE2Plg90HE8n1qti4ixH"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/technology/internet_to_usurp_tv_as_preferred_R6mE2Plg90HE8n1qti4ixH</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: ACMA signs online child abuse notification scheme with police</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has signed formal agreements with state, territory and federal police for the reporting of online child abuse material in Australia.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551103/acma_signs_online_child_abuse_notification_scheme_police/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551103/acma_signs_online_child_abuse_notification_scheme_police/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: New national network for reporting online child sexual abuse content</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian efforts against the trade in online child sexual abuse material have been significantly strengthened with the finalisation of formal agreements between the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the police forces of Queensland and Victoria.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://acma.gov.au/Citizen/Stay-protected/My-online-world/Staying-safe-online/acma-and-australian-police-cement-national-network-for-reporting-online-child-sexual-abuse-content"><span>http://acma.gov.au/Citizen/Stay-protected/My-online-world/Staying-safe-online/acma-and-australian-police-cement-national-network-for-reporting-online-child-sexual-abuse-content</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Illegal downloading is simply theft: Turnbull<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CHRIS UHLMANN: Australians are among the world's most prolific downloader's of illegal videos and music and the Government looks likely to ask internet service providers to do more to crack down on piracy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2014/s4057661.htm"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2014/s4057661.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Malcolm Turnbull: ISPs should not have to sanction illegal downloaders</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The owners of television and movie content should take illegal downloaders to court, but internet service providers should not be required to impose sanctions, the communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has said as the Abbott government discusses how it will crack down on internet piracy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/malcolm-turnbull-isps-should-not-have-to-sanction-illegal-downloaders"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/malcolm-turnbull-isps-should-not-have-to-sanction-illegal-downloaders</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Cheers and jeers over anti-piracy laws</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Federal government proposals to amend copyright laws have drawn support from rights holders and copyright organisations but some aspects of the enforcement regime outlined in a discussion paper released yesterday have raised concerns among ISPs and consumer advocates.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551319/cheers_jeers_over_anti-piracy_laws/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551319/cheers_jeers_over_anti-piracy_laws/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Smart home kit proves easy to hack, says HP study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A study of some of the most popular app-controlled devices for the home suggests the majority of the products tested were vulnerable to hackers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28569342"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28569342</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet of Things devices contain high number of vulnerabilities, study finds [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A security audit of 10 popular Internet-connected devices - components of the so-called Internet of Things - identified an alarmingly high number of vulnerabilities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551285/internet_things_devices_contain_high_number_vulnerabilities_study_finds/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551285/internet_things_devices_contain_high_number_vulnerabilities_study_finds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tor attack may have unmasked dark net users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Developers of software used to access Tor - an otherwise hard-to-reach part of the internet - have disclosed that an attack on the network may have unmasked users for five months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28573625"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28573625</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project's director, Roger Dingledine.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2459667/security0/tor-hints-at-possible-u-s-government-involvement-in-recent-attack.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2459667/security0/tor-hints-at-possible-u-s-government-involvement-in-recent-attack.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551286/tor_hints_possible_u_government_involvement_recent_attack/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551286/tor_hints_possible_u_government_involvement_recent_attack/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tor Sniffs Out Attacks Trying to Deanonymize Hidden Services Users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For a little more than six months, attackers were on the Tor network trying to deanonymize users who operate or use Tor hidden services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/tor-sniffs-out-attacks-trying-to-deanonymize-hidden-services-users/107514"><span>http://threatpost.com/tor-sniffs-out-attacks-trying-to-deanonymize-hidden-services-users/107514</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet of things - the next big challenge to our privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If there&rsquo;s a depressing slogan for the early era of the commercial internet, it&rsquo;s this: &ldquo;Privacy is dead &ndash; get over it.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/28/internet-of-things-privacy"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/28/internet-of-things-privacy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Data retention plan will cost consumers $100 a year, warns iinet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet service provider iinet has warned of significant costs and privacy concerns with a mandatory data retention regime that is currently being considered by the federal government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/data-plan-cost-consumers-100-a-year-iinet"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/data-plan-cost-consumers-100-a-year-iinet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Online piracy crackdown barks up the wrong tree</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Coalition&rsquo;s discussion paper on curbing online piracy, which is yet to see the light of day, is the latest example of how rhetoric continues to trump common sense in this ongoing debate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/29/technology/online-piracy-crackdown-barks-wrong-tree"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/29/technology/online-piracy-crackdown-barks-wrong-tree</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Mandatory data retention is a rort</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Federal Attorney-General George Brandis is actively considering a mandatory data retention scheme under which ISPs and telcos would be forced to keep information (metadata) about customers&rsquo; phone and online activities for up to two years, for access by law enforcement agencies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/29/technology/mandatory-data-retention-rort"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/29/technology/mandatory-data-retention-rort</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">David Goldstein<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></p>
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David Goldstein | 21 Jul 05:36 2014

auDA Domain News - 21 July

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Five Things to Know About ICANN's 2015 Budget by Fadi Chehadé

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/five-things-to-know-about-icann-s-2015-budget>

 

Get Ready – Second Level .NZ Registrations Coming 30 September

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/21/second-level-nz-registrations-coming/>

 

How brands are preparing to avoid a ‘.fail’ in the expanded gTLD space

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=897adfea-bedf-439f-8321-fe3d4efbe43e>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Remarks by Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information - Internet Governance Forum USA 2014

Thank you, Marilyn, for your introduction. I also want to thank the multistakeholder group and ISOC DC for planning this event and, of course, George Washington University for hosting. I also want to recognize the NTIA interns that are here. Can you raise your hands? Many of you are aware of the lavish entertainment that law firms have historically provided to their summer clerks, but at NTIA we spare no expense to make sure our interns can attend IGF USA. I just wanted to recognize them here today and please introduce yourselves to them at the break.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2014/remarks-lawrence-e-strickling-assistant-secretary-commerce-communications-and-i>

 

Internet Governance 2.0.1.4: The Internet Balkanization Fragmentation by Sergio Alves Jr. Jr.

Abstract: The essay addresses some of the definitions and origins of the term "Internet Balkanization." Drawing upon U.S. constitutional law and interstate commerce regulations, it argues that the term also carries strong connotations on the realms of jurisdiction and commerce. The text adds examples of how this effect affects the businesses of creative companies that are exploring innovative markets in the United States, and suggests that the term "Internet Balkanization" should not be used in the context of international negotiations of Internet Governance.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2466222>

 

ICANN: judge and party in the same case

At the present time, the American government – and the NTIA in particular – is involved, in conjunction with IANA, with the management of IP addresses and domain names worldwide. A few months ago, the NTIA announced that it wanted to withdraw from this particular function and pass on its responsibilities to another party. Philip Du Bois posted this blogpost earlier about the ‘NTIA transition’ to another party. The discussion about its approach to the matter again strongly dominated proceedings at the most recent ICANN meeting in London. The issue clearly exposes a touchy point for ICANN.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/blog/icann-judge-and-party-same-case>

 

France Wants IGF Replaced by World Internet Council by Stéphane Van Gelder

Last week, the French Senate unveiled a proposal which, if enacted, would bring sweeping changes to the Internet Governance landscape. A Senate working group worked on the proposal for 6 months. Although it is not only focussed on IG, the report can be seen as a further indictment of ICANN, following French Secretary for the Digital Economy Axelle Lemaire's claim that the organisation is no longer the right place to discuss IG.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140716_france_wants_igf_replaced_by_world_internet_council/>

 

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Five Things to Know About ICANN's 2015 Budget by Fadi Chehadé

If you are wondering what the future holds for ICANN, you can see our best estimate in the draft FY 2015 ICANN Operating Plan and Budget. The 80-page document reflects weeks and weeks of planning and number-crunching to provide the clearest view of our future activities and initiatives.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/five-things-to-know-about-icann-s-2015-budget>

 

IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) to Heather Dryden

Request for an Increase in Membership of the ICG

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/icg-to-dryden-2014-07-18-en>

 

Los Angeles Fellowship Participants Selected

50 fellows from 38 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 51st Public Meeting in Los Angeles, 12-16 October 2014.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-18-en>

 

ICANN 51 Comes Into Focus

ICANN’s 51st public meeting in its hometown Los Angeles in October is coming into focus just as ICANN 50 in London recedes into the past. But the two meetings will share a number of issues in common.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/18/icann-51-comes-into-focus/>

 

Domain Registry Of America Suspended By ICANN

ICANN has suspended Domain Registry of America aka Brandon Gray Internet Services aka NameJuice. The registrar is forbidden from registering any new domain names or accepting any inbound transfers until 17 October 2014.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/19/domain-registry-america-suspended-icann/>

 

Brandon Gray aka Namejuice suspended by ICANN

An accused domain slammer with an international footprint has been temporarily suspended by ICANN, more than a decade after the first complaints about its operations.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/20/brandon_gray_aka_namejuice_suspended_by_icann/>

 

ICANN Releases New gTLD Contracting Statistics To 18 July

The following new gTLD contracting statistics are updated on a weekly basis and are for the week ending 18 July:

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/19/icann-gtld-contracting-statistics-18-july/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-new-gtld-contracting-statistics-18-july.html>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Focus on the use of domain names in France

The July 2014 edition of the Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names, in conjunction with the National Library of France (BnF), reviews the use of domains. The Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names provides the key figures and trends related to the global domain name market.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8023/show/focus-on-the-use-of-domain-names-in-france.html>

 

Policy ushers in new era of choice in .nz domain names

The Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL) is pleased to announce that from 1pm, 30 September 2014 a significantly amended .nz policy will come into effect – ushering in a new era of choice in .nz domain names.

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-ushers-new-era-choice-nz-domain-names>

 

Get Ready – Second Level .NZ Registrations Coming 30 September

In a move that is likely to be welcomed by .nz registrants, New Zealand's Domain Name Commission has announced that as of 30 September 2014 second level registrations will become available, meaning domains such as name.nz can be registered.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22665>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/21/second-level-nz-registrations-coming/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/second-level-nz-registrations-coming.html>

 

New Zealand To Get Shorter Domains In September

The New Zealand domain name registry will be launching domain registrations directly under .nz at the end of September.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/21/new-zealand-get-shorter-domains-september/>

 

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How brands are preparing to avoid a ‘.fail’ in the expanded gTLD space

In May we speculated that the looming sunrise for the ‘.fail’ and ‘.wtf’ gTLDs, which are prime strings for the creation of gripe sites, would likely be the focus of defensive registrations for companies seeking to keep their brands. The sunrises for both close on Saturday July 26 so we thought we would take a look at whether brands were securing their names in the two TLDs, either for marketing purposes or to keep them out of the hands of others.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=897adfea-bedf-439f-8321-fe3d4efbe43e>

 

Highly Regulated Industries and New gTLDs: Beyond the Dot in NYC

Undeterred by a delayed train, Thomas O’Toole of Bloomberg BNA moderated a dynamic Beyond the Dot Roundtable discussion for highly regulated industries and new gTLDs at Guardian Life Insurance in New York City last week.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/14/highly-regulated-industries-and-new-gtlds-beyond-the-dot-in-nyc/>

 

Political Economy of Critical Internet Resources: South America vs. Amazon, Inc.: The Battle for Amazon by Patricia Adriana Vargas Leon & Andreas Kuehn

Abstract: This paper is an early attempt to analyze the controversy about the allocation of critical Internet resources, generated by ICANN’s new gTLD program. This paper presents the preliminary findings of the .AMAZON case, a contested prime example in ICANN’s effort to extend the Internet’s name space. The analysis covers the argumentations of the major stakeholders involved, Amazon, Inc. on one side, and the South American governments on the other, but also examines ICANN’s role as administrator of the TLD. However, at the core of this paper there is a dichotomy to analyze: 1) the right of a private entity to assert a brand that it has used for the last 19 years as a new gTLD, and 2) the public interest of the Latin American people to preserve a name that reinforces the preservation of the Amazon region, and which has been used for the last 500 years.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2462585>

 

.WINE and .VIN: The saga continues at ICANN

A revolution is bound to occur in the chain of e-commerce with the advent of new domain name extensions (new gTLDs). Generic extensions such as .search or .shop will have a lasting impact on the Internet. The .wine and .vin gTLDs are, of late, the subject of intense debate between the Internet community and European institutions.

<http://www.dreyfus.fr/en/la-toile-internet/wine-and-vin-the-saga-continues-at-icann/>

 

China breaking Latin alphabet's domain name monopoly [Xinhua]

Chinese-speaking Internet users are increasingly able to type the address of a website into a browser using Chinese characters rather than the Latin alphabet.

<http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0717/c202936-8757201.html>

 

Who's Who in the New Dot Brandscape - And Why Should You Care? by Jason Loyer

Let's go to the scoreboard. There are 1751 applications for new TLDs. Nearly 1/3 (635) are brands. The rest are generics (e.g. .Buzz) and geographies (e.g .NYC).

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140718_whos_who_in_the_new_dot_brandscape_and_why_should_you_care/>

 

Minds + Machines nixes Priority Reservation System after registrars complain

Minds + Machines has nixed its Priority Reservation System for new TLDs after registrars questioned aspects of the program.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/18/minds-machines-nixes-priority-reservation-system-after-registrars-complain/>

 

INTERVIEW: .Cricket – the new TLD for 2 billion fans

How do you calculate the market potential for a sports domain such as .CRICKET? Calculating the market potential for sports gTLDs is never easy and can be very subjective. One of the main reasons for this is that ‘passion’ is an integral part of the equation and, in sports, passion can far outweigh normal common or business sense.

<http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/07/cricket-the-new-top-level-domain-for-2-bn-fans/>

 

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A New Age in Cyber Security: Public Cyberhealth

The cleanup aimed at disrupting GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker offers an instructive template for managing mass cyber infections.

<http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/a-new-age-in-cyber-security-public-cyberhealth-/a/d-id/1297360>

 

Website Hacks Dropped During World Cup Final

Hackers apparently took time off to watch the Germany-Argentina title match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

<http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/website-hacks-dropped-during-world-cup-final/d/d-id/1297370>

 

Large Volume DDoS Attacks See Exceptional Growth in First Half of 2014: Arbor Networks

Large volume DDoS attacks increased by almost 350 percent from 2013 to the first half of 2014, according to Arbor Networks’ DDoS Attack Trends Q2 2014 report. While average attack size and NTP use decreased compared to Q1, attack duration increased, and Arbor emphasizes that volume was the main theme in DDoS attacks for the first half of the year.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/large-volume-ddos-attacks-see-exceptional-growth-first-half-2014-arbor-networks>

 

Kiwi business boost as WatchGuard’s IT security rules the roost

“If IT is difficult then you’re doing it wrong,” says Dave Wilson, Business Development Manager at iT360, an outsourced IT department service in New Zealand.

<http://techday.com/it-brief/news/kiwi-business-boost-as-watchguards-it-security-rules-the-roost/186250/>

 

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Bald Assertions And .EMAIL Yoyos

If you’re planning a mid- or end-of-summer vacation, you may have visited the website of a hotel, perhaps even the hotel that filed the complaint in this week’s decision – Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/14/bald-assertions-and-email-yoyos/>

 

Group-IB disrupts phishing in the .RU and .РФ domains

The Anti-Phishing Working Group has reported a decline in phishing attacks in Russia in the first quarter of 2014. The share of fraudulent IP-addresses located in Russia has fallen to 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014, compared to 15.3 percent in the same quarter of 2013.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5874>

 

Solarmovie Domain Gets Stolen by Mysterious Hacker

Solarmovie, one of the largest video streaming indexes in the Internet, lost control of its domain name yesterday. A mysterious 'hacker' managed to access the name.com registrar and transferred the domain name elsewhere.

<http://torrentfreak.com/solarmovie-domain-stolen-mysterious-hacker-140717/>

 

Domain name owner loses UDRP, sues, gets $7,500

In April I wrote about how the owner of My-Art.com filed its second UDRP against the domain name MyArt.com and won.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/17/domain-name-owner-loses-udrp-sues-gets-7500/>

 

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Moniker enables bulk transfer auth codes

It’s been a frustrating six weeks for Moniker customers. After a disastrous switch to a completely new registrar platform, many customers wanted to move their domain names to another registrar.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/17/moniker-enabls-bulk-transfer-auth-codes/>

 

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Irish Web Host Blacknight Launches IPv6-Enabled Shared Hosting Platform

Irish web hosting provider Blacknight announced on Thursday that its new IPv6-enabled shared hosting platform is now available out of its Carlow data center.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/irish-web-host-blacknight-launches-ipv6-enabled-shared-hosting-platform>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Chart Topping Seven-Figure Sale at Sedo Closes First Half of 2014 on a High Note

OK, we've got some catching up to do! As regular readers know I've been away the past two weeks while my wife Diana and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in Europe. In this report and the next one coming out Wednesday evening (July 16) I will be bringing you completely up to date on sales reported since my last column June 18.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140716.htm>

 

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Study: Kids on screen-time diet lost weight, performed better in school [Scientific American]

Parents are in a much more powerful position than they realize. A new study of over 1300 3rd to 5th graders found that parental monitoring of children’s media has ripple effects that extend across several different areas of children’s lives out into the future.  For this study, my colleagues and I talked to children, their parents, their teachers, and even their school nurses, once at the beginning and once at the end of a school year. e asked parents whether they set limits on the amount of screen time their children were allowed to have each day, and also on the content of media their children were allowed access to. As one might expect, setting limits on the amount and content of children’s media is generally effective at reducing time on TV and video games and at reducing violent media exposure.

<http://www.salon.com/2014/07/19/study_kids_on_screen_time_diet_lost_weight_performed_better_in_school_partner/>

 

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Shakira becomes most liked celebrity on Facebook

Shakira has become the first person to attract more than 100 million fans on Facebook, becoming the most "liked" celebrity on the social network in the process.

<http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/20/shakira-most-likes-facebook>

 

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It’s not just David Byrne and Radiohead: Spotify, Pandora and how streaming music kills jazz and classical

After years in which tech-company hype has drowned out most other voices, the frustration of musicians with the digital music world has begun to get a hearing. We know now that many rockers don’t like it. Less discussed so far is the trouble jazz and classical musicians — and their fans — have with music streaming, which is being hailed as the “savior” of the music business.

<http://www.salon.com/2014/07/20/its_not_just_david_byrne_and_radiohead_spotify_pandora_and_how_streaming_music_kills_jazz_and_classical/>

 

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Mass surveillance 'dangerous habit', says UN rights body

Too many governments are "rubber-stamping" mass surveillance programmes, the UN human rights watchdog warns.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28367982>

 

Dangerous practice of digital mass surveillance must be subject to independent checks and balances - Pillay [news release]

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned Wednesday that studies by her office and others have revealed a “disturbing” lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices, “including de facto coercion of private sector companies to provide sweeping access to information and data relating to private individuals without the latter’s knowledge or consent.”

<http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=14875&LangID=E>

 

Intelligence services 'creating vast databases' of intercepted emails

The intelligence services are constructing "vast databases" out of accumulated interceptions of emails, a tribunal investigating mass surveillance of the internet has been told.

<http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/18/intelligence-services-email-database-internet-tribunal>

 

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TPP risks a weaker global trading system, says ex-WTO head

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a step backwards to the days before the World Trade Organisation when the the US and Europe controlled the global trading system to the detriment of developing economies, says a former director-general of the WTO, Supachai Panitchpakdi of Thailand.

<http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/tpp-risks-weaker-global-trading-system-says-ex-wto-head-bd-159501>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Google's Quarterly Results Show Its Continuing Struggle With Mobile Advertising

In the court of Internet advertising, sometimes it’s hard to be the king. Long the reigning champion of online search advertising, Google faces a persistent headache: Consumers are increasingly moving from desktop computers to smartphones and tablets, where the desktop advertising formats of old are not as alluring because of the screen-size restrictions of mobile. And as mobile ads increasingly become a larger part of its business, Google is less able to charge the same premiums that it has for its lucrative desktop ad business.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/technology/googles-earnings-show-its-struggle-with-mobile-ads.html>

 

ITU, UN Women announce new global awards for outstanding work in technology for gender equality

ITU and UN Women are partnering to launch a new global technology award that recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality.

<http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/41.aspx>

 

nz: Event Wrap: NetHui 2014

APNIC staff participated in NetHui 2014 from 9 to 11 July 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. This annual event, hosted by InternetNZ, comprises community-led discussion sessions on a range of Internet issues with participation from all major Internet stakeholder groups – business, technical, government, academic and civil society.  The theme for this year's NetHui was "The next 25 years of the Internet".

<http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-nethui-2014>

 

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David Goldstein

 email: david-fFZw+eeu8ZeEIh0G+OVocUEOCMrvLtNR@public.gmane.org

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"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Five Things to Know About ICANN's 2015 Budget by Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/five-things-to-know-about-icann-s-2015-budget"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/five-things-to-know-about-icann-s-2015-budget</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Get Ready &ndash; Second Level .NZ Registrations Coming 30 September<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/21/second-level-nz-registrations-coming/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/21/second-level-nz-registrations-coming/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How brands are preparing to avoid a &lsquo;.fail&rsquo; in the expanded gTLD space<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Remarks by Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information - Internet Governance Forum USA 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thank you, Marilyn, for your introduction. I also want to thank the multistakeholder group and ISOC DC for planning this event and, of course, George Washington University for hosting.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">I also want to recognize the NTIA interns that are here. Can you raise your hands?</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Many of you are aware of the lavish entertainment that law firms have historically provided to their summer clerks, but at NTIA we spare no expense to make sure our interns can attend IGF USA.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">I just wanted to recognize them here today and please introduce yourselves to them at the break.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2014/remarks-lawrence-e-strickling-assistant-secretary-commerce-communications-and-i"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2014/remarks-lawrence-e-strickling-assistant-secretary-commerce-communications-and-i</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Governance 2.0.1.4: The Internet Balkanization Fragmentation by Sergio Alves Jr. Jr.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract: The essay addresses some of the definitions and origins of the term "Internet Balkanization." Drawing upon U.S. constitutional law and interstate commerce regulations, it argues that the term also carries strong connotations on the realms of jurisdiction and commerce. The text adds examples of how this effect affects the businesses of creative companies that are exploring innovative markets in the United States, and suggests that the term "Internet Balkanization" should not be used in the context of international negotiations of Internet Governance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2466222"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2466222</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN: judge and party in the same case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the present time, the American government &ndash; and the NTIA in particular &ndash; is involved, in conjunction with IANA, with the management of IP addresses and domain names worldwide. A few months ago, the NTIA announced that it wanted to withdraw from this particular function and pass on its responsibilities to another party. Philip Du Bois posted this blogpost earlier about the &lsquo;NTIA transition&rsquo; to another party. The discussion about its approach to the matter again strongly dominated proceedings at the most recent ICANN meeting in London. The issue clearly exposes a touchy point for ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/blog/icann-judge-and-party-same-case"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/blog/icann-judge-and-party-same-case</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">France Wants IGF Replaced by World Internet Council by St&eacute;phane Van Gelder</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week, the French Senate unveiled a proposal which, if enacted, would bring sweeping changes to the Internet Governance landscape. A Senate working group worked on the proposal for 6 months. Although it is not only focussed on IG, the report can be seen as a further indictment of ICANN, following French Secretary for the Digital Economy Axelle Lemaire's claim that the organisation is no longer the right place to discuss IG.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140716_france_wants_igf_replaced_by_world_internet_council/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140716_france_wants_igf_replaced_by_world_internet_council/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Five Things to Know About ICANN's 2015 Budget by Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you are wondering what the future holds for ICANN, you can see our best estimate in the draft FY 2015 ICANN Operating Plan and Budget. The 80-page document reflects weeks and weeks of planning and number-crunching to provide the clearest view of our future activities and initiatives.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/five-things-to-know-about-icann-s-2015-budget"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/five-things-to-know-about-icann-s-2015-budget</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) to Heather Dryden</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Request for an Increase in Membership of the ICG<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/icg-to-dryden-2014-07-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/icg-to-dryden-2014-07-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Los Angeles Fellowship Participants Selected<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">50 fellows from 38 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 51st Public Meeting in Los Angeles, 12-16 October 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN 51 Comes Into Focus<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s 51st public meeting in its hometown Los Angeles in October is coming into focus just as ICANN 50 in London recedes into the past. But the two meetings will share a number of issues in common.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/18/icann-51-comes-into-focus/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/18/icann-51-comes-into-focus/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Registry Of America Suspended By ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has suspended Domain Registry of America aka Brandon Gray Internet Services aka NameJuice. The registrar is forbidden from registering any new domain names or accepting any inbound transfers until 17 October 2014. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/19/domain-registry-america-suspended-icann/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/19/domain-registry-america-suspended-icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brandon Gray aka Namejuice suspended by ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An accused domain slammer with an international footprint has been temporarily suspended by ICANN, more than a decade after the first complaints about its operations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/20/brandon_gray_aka_namejuice_suspended_by_icann/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/20/brandon_gray_aka_namejuice_suspended_by_icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Releases New gTLD Contracting Statistics To 18 July<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The following new gTLD contracting statistics are updated on a weekly basis and are for the week ending 18 July:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/19/icann-gtld-contracting-statistics-18-july/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/19/icann-gtld-contracting-statistics-18-july/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/icann-new-gtld-contracting-statistics-18-july.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/icann-new-gtld-contracting-statistics-18-july.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Focus on the use of domain names in France<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The July 2014 edition of the Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names, in conjunction with the National Library of France (BnF), reviews the use of domains. The Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names provides the key figures and trends related to the global domain name market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8023/show/focus-on-the-use-of-domain-names-in-france.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8023/show/focus-on-the-use-of-domain-names-in-france.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Policy ushers in new era of choice in .nz domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL) is pleased to announce that from 1pm, 30 September 2014 a significantly amended .nz policy will come into effect &ndash; ushering in a new era of choice in .nz domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-ushers-new-era-choice-nz-domain-names"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-ushers-new-era-choice-nz-domain-names</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Get Ready &ndash; Second Level .NZ Registrations Coming 30 September<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a move that is likely to be welcomed by .nz registrants, New Zealand's Domain Name Commission has announced that as of 30 September 2014 second level registrations will become available, meaning domains such as name.nz can be registered.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22665"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22665</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/21/second-level-nz-registrations-coming/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/21/second-level-nz-registrations-coming/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/second-level-nz-registrations-coming.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/second-level-nz-registrations-coming.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand To Get Shorter Domains In September<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The New Zealand domain name registry will be launching domain registrations directly under .nz at the end of September.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/21/new-zealand-get-shorter-domains-september/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/21/new-zealand-get-shorter-domains-september/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How brands are preparing to avoid a &lsquo;.fail&rsquo; in the expanded gTLD space<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In May we speculated that the looming sunrise for the &lsquo;.fail&rsquo; and &lsquo;.wtf&rsquo; gTLDs, which are prime strings for the creation of gripe sites, would likely be the focus of defensive registrations for companies seeking to keep their brands. The sunrises for both close on Saturday July 26 so we thought we would take a look at whether brands were securing their names in the two TLDs, either for marketing purposes or to keep them out of the hands of others.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=897adfea-bedf-439f-8321-fe3d4efbe43e"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=897adfea-bedf-439f-8321-fe3d4efbe43e</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Highly Regulated Industries and New gTLDs: Beyond the Dot in NYC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Undeterred by a delayed train, Thomas O&rsquo;Toole of Bloomberg BNA moderated a dynamic Beyond the Dot Roundtable discussion for highly regulated industries and new gTLDs at Guardian Life Insurance in New York City last week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/14/highly-regulated-industries-and-new-gtlds-beyond-the-dot-in-nyc/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/14/highly-regulated-industries-and-new-gtlds-beyond-the-dot-in-nyc/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Political Economy of Critical Internet Resources: South America vs. Amazon, Inc.: The Battle for Amazon by Patricia Adriana Vargas Leon &amp; Andreas Kuehn<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract: This paper is an early attempt to analyze the controversy about the allocation of critical Internet resources, generated by ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD program. This paper presents the preliminary findings of the .AMAZON case, a contested prime example in ICANN&rsquo;s effort to extend the Internet&rsquo;s name space. The analysis covers the argumentations of the major stakeholders involved, Amazon, Inc. on one side, and the South American governments on the other, but also examines ICANN&rsquo;s role as administrator of the TLD. However, at the core of this paper there is a dichotomy to analyze: 1) the right of a private entity to assert a brand that it has used for the last 19 years as a new gTLD, and 2) the public interest of the Latin American people to preserve a name that reinforces the preservation of the Amazon region, and which has been used for the last 500 years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2462585"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2462585</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.WINE and .VIN: The saga continues at ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A revolution is bound to occur in the chain of e-commerce with the advent of new domain name extensions (new gTLDs). Generic extensions such as .search or .shop will have a lasting impact on the Internet. The .wine and .vin gTLDs are, of late, the subject of intense debate between the Internet community and European institutions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dreyfus.fr/en/la-toile-internet/wine-and-vin-the-saga-continues-at-icann/"><span>http://www.dreyfus.fr/en/la-toile-internet/wine-and-vin-the-saga-continues-at-icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">China breaking Latin alphabet's domain name monopoly [Xinhua]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chinese-speaking Internet users are increasingly able to type the address of a website into a browser using Chinese characters rather than the Latin alphabet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0717/c202936-8757201.html"><span>http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0717/c202936-8757201.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Who's Who in the New Dot Brandscape - And Why Should You Care? by Jason Loyer<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Let's go to the scoreboard. There are 1751 applications for new TLDs. Nearly 1/3 (635) are brands. The rest are generics (e.g. .Buzz) and geographies (e.g .NYC). <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140718_whos_who_in_the_new_dot_brandscape_and_why_should_you_care/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140718_whos_who_in_the_new_dot_brandscape_and_why_should_you_care/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines nixes Priority Reservation System after registrars complain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines has nixed its Priority Reservation System for new TLDs after registrars questioned aspects of the program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/18/minds-machines-nixes-priority-reservation-system-after-registrars-complain/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/18/minds-machines-nixes-priority-reservation-system-after-registrars-complain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERVIEW: .Cricket &ndash; the new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> for 2 billion fans</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How do you calculate the market potential for a sports domain such as .CRICKET?</span><span> C</span><span lang="EN">alculating the market potential for sports gTLDs is never easy and can be very subjective. One of the main reasons for this is that &lsquo;passion&rsquo; is an integral part of the equation and, in sports, passion can far outweigh normal common or business sense.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/07/cricket-the-new-top-level-domain-for-2-bn-fans/"><span>http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/07/cricket-the-new-top-level-domain-for-2-bn-fans/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A New Age in Cyber Security: Public Cyberhealth</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The cleanup aimed at disrupting GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker offers an instructive template for managing mass cyber infections.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/a-new-age-in-cyber-security-public-cyberhealth-/a/d-id/1297360"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/a-new-age-in-cyber-security-public-cyberhealth-/a/d-id/1297360</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Website Hacks Dropped During World Cup Final<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers apparently took time off to watch the Germany-Argentina title match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/website-hacks-dropped-during-world-cup-final/d/d-id/1297370"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/website-hacks-dropped-during-world-cup-final/d/d-id/1297370</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Large Volume DDoS Attacks See Exceptional Growth in First Half of 2014: Arbor Networks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Large volume DDoS attacks increased by almost 350 percent from 2013 to the first half of 2014, according to Arbor Networks&rsquo; DDoS Attack Trends Q2 2014 report. While average attack size and NTP use decreased compared to Q1, attack duration increased, and Arbor emphasizes that volume was the main theme in DDoS attacks for the first half of the year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/large-volume-ddos-attacks-see-exceptional-growth-first-half-2014-arbor-networks"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/large-volume-ddos-attacks-see-exceptional-growth-first-half-2014-arbor-networks</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kiwi business boost as WatchGuard&rsquo;s IT security rules the roost<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;If IT is difficult then you&rsquo;re doing it wrong,&rdquo; says Dave Wilson, Business Development Manager at iT360, an outsourced IT department service in New Zealand.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techday.com/it-brief/news/kiwi-business-boost-as-watchguards-it-security-rules-the-roost/186250/"><span>http://techday.com/it-brief/news/kiwi-business-boost-as-watchguards-it-security-rules-the-roost/186250/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bald Assertions And .EMAIL Yoyos<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you&rsquo;re planning a mid- or end-of-summer vacation, you may have visited the website of a hotel, perhaps even the hotel that filed the complaint in this week&rsquo;s decision &ndash; Sheraton Hotels &amp; Resorts Worldwide Inc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/14/bald-assertions-and-email-yoyos/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/14/bald-assertions-and-email-yoyos/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Group-IB disrupts phishing in the .RU and .</span><span lang="RU">&#1056;&#1060; domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="RU">The Anti-Phishing Working Group has reported a decline in phishing attacks in Russia in the first quarter of 2014. The share of fraudulent IP-addresses located in Russia has fallen to 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014, compared to 15.3 percent in the same quarter of 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5874"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5874</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Solarmovie Domain Gets Stolen by Mysterious Hacker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Solarmovie, one of the largest video streaming indexes in the Internet, lost control of its domain name yesterday. A mysterious 'hacker' managed to access the name.com registrar and transferred the domain name elsewhere.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/solarmovie-domain-stolen-mysterious-hacker-140717/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/solarmovie-domain-stolen-mysterious-hacker-140717/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name owner loses UDRP, sues, gets $7,500<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In April I wrote about how the owner of My-Art.com filed its second UDRP against the domain name MyArt.com and won.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/17/domain-name-owner-loses-udrp-sues-gets-7500/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/17/domain-name-owner-loses-udrp-sues-gets-7500/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moniker enables bulk transfer auth codes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s been a frustrating six weeks for Moniker customers. After a disastrous switch to a completely new registrar platform, many customers wanted to move their domain names to another registrar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/17/moniker-enabls-bulk-transfer-auth-codes/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/17/moniker-enabls-bulk-transfer-auth-codes/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Irish Web Host Blacknight Launches IPv6-Enabled Shared Hosting Platform<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Irish web hosting provider Blacknight announced on Thursday that its new IPv6-enabled shared hosting platform is now available out of its Carlow data center.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/irish-web-host-blacknight-launches-ipv6-enabled-shared-hosting-platform"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/irish-web-host-blacknight-launches-ipv6-enabled-shared-hosting-platform</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chart Topping Seven-Figure Sale at Sedo Closes First Half of 2014 on a High Note <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">OK, we've got some catching up to do! As regular readers know I've been away the past two weeks while my wife Diana and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in Europe. In this report and the next one coming out Wednesday evening (July 16) I will be bringing you completely up to date on sales reported since my last column June 18.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140716.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140716.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Study: Kids on screen-time diet lost weight, performed better in school [Scientific American]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Parents are in a much more powerful position than they realize. A new study of over 1300 3rd to 5th graders found that parental monitoring of children&rsquo;s media has ripple effects that extend across several different areas of children&rsquo;s lives out into the future.&nbsp; For this study, my colleagues and I talked to children, their parents, their teachers, and even their school nurses, once at the beginning and once at the end of a school year. e asked parents whether they set limits on the amount of screen time their children were allowed to have each day, and also on the content of media their children were allowed access to. As one might expect, setting limits on the amount and content of children&rsquo;s media is generally effective at reducing time on TV and video games and at reducing violent media exposure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/07/19/study_kids_on_screen_time_diet_lost_weight_performed_better_in_school_partner/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/07/19/study_kids_on_screen_time_diet_lost_weight_performed_better_in_school_partner/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shakira becomes most liked celebrity on Facebook<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shakira has become the first person to attract more than 100 million fans on Facebook, becoming the most "liked" celebrity on the social network in the process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/20/shakira-most-likes-facebook"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/20/shakira-most-likes-facebook</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s not just David Byrne and Radiohead: Spotify, Pandora and how streaming music kills jazz and classical<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After years in which tech-company hype has drowned out most other voices, the frustration of musicians with the digital music world has begun to get a hearing. We know now that many rockers don&rsquo;t like it. Less discussed so far is the trouble jazz and classical musicians &mdash; and their fans &mdash; have with music streaming, which is being hailed as the &ldquo;savior&rdquo; of the music business.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/07/20/its_not_just_david_byrne_and_radiohead_spotify_pandora_and_how_streaming_music_kills_jazz_and_classical/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/07/20/its_not_just_david_byrne_and_radiohead_spotify_pandora_and_how_streaming_music_kills_jazz_and_classical/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mass surveillance 'dangerous habit', says UN rights body<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Too many governments are "rubber-stamping" mass surveillance programmes, the UN human rights watchdog warns.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28367982"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28367982</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dangerous practice of digital mass surveillance must be subject to independent checks and balances - Pillay [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned Wednesday that studies by her office and others have revealed a &ldquo;disturbing&rdquo; lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices, &ldquo;including de facto coercion of private sector companies to provide sweeping access to information and data relating to private individuals without the latter&rsquo;s knowledge or consent.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=14875&amp;LangID=E"><span>http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=14875&amp;LangID=E</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Intelligence services 'creating vast databases' of intercepted emails<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The intelligence services are constructing "vast databases" out of accumulated interceptions of emails, a tribunal investigating mass surveillance of the internet has been told.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/18/intelligence-services-email-database-internet-tribunal"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/18/intelligence-services-email-database-internet-tribunal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TPP risks a weaker global trading system, says ex-WTO head<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a step backwards to the days before the World Trade Organisation when the the US and Europe controlled the global trading system to the detriment of developing economies, says a former director-general of the WTO, Supachai Panitchpakdi of Thailand.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/tpp-risks-weaker-global-trading-system-says-ex-wto-head-bd-159501"><span>http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/tpp-risks-weaker-global-trading-system-says-ex-wto-head-bd-159501</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google's Quarterly Results Show Its Continuing Struggle With Mobile Advertising<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the court of Internet advertising, sometimes it&rsquo;s hard to be the king. Long the reigning champion of online search advertising, Google faces a persistent headache: Consumers are increasingly moving from desktop computers to smartphones and tablets, where the desktop advertising formats of old are not as alluring because of the screen-size restrictions of mobile. And as mobile ads increasingly become a larger part of its business, Google is less able to charge the same premiums that it has for its lucrative desktop ad business.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/technology/googles-earnings-show-its-struggle-with-mobile-ads.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/technology/googles-earnings-show-its-struggle-with-mobile-ads.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ITU, UN Women announce new global awards for outstanding work in technology for gender equality</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ITU and UN Women are partnering to launch a new global technology award that recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/41.aspx"><span>http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/41.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Event Wrap: NetHui 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">APNIC staff participated in NetHui 2014 from 9 to 11 July 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. This annual event, hosted by InternetNZ, comprises community-led discussion sessions on a range of Internet issues with participation from all major Internet stakeholder groups &ndash; business, technical, government, academic and civil society.&nbsp; The theme for this year's NetHui was "The next 25 years of the Internet".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-nethui-2014"><span>http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-nethui-2014</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 10 Jul 11:00 2014

auDA Domain News - 10 July

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A truly global internet must be affordable in all countries by Mark Zuckerberg

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-on-a-future-where-the-internet-is-available-to-all-1404762276?KEYWORDS=zuckerberg>

 

Australians to help manage DNS transfer from NTIA

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549342/australians_help_manage_dns_transfer_from_ntia/>

 

ICANN Packing Its Bags And Heading To Marrakech In February

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/10/icann-heading-to-marrakech/>

 

Microsoft Aims for Cybercrime, Hits Regular Internet Users

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/09/microsoft-aims-for-cybercrime-hits-regular-internet-usersuto-draft/?mod=ST1>

 

Microsoft settles with No-IP in botnet hunt, after seizing its domains [IDG]

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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A truly global internet must be affordable in all countries by Mark Zuckerberg

There have been moments in history where the invention of new technology has completely rewired the way our society lives and works.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-on-a-future-where-the-internet-is-available-to-all-1404762276?KEYWORDS=zuckerberg>

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/a-truly-global-internet-must-be-affordable-in-all-countries/story-fnay3ubk-1226983346424>

 

Outcome of UK IGF 2014 As I Saw It by Mwendwa Kivuva

The UK IGF was held on 1st July 2014 at St. Ermin's hotel, London, England. The Nominet Chair Baroness Rennie Fritchie gave the sponsor's welcoming remarks. She said "The IGF provides an opportunity for discussion, dialogue, divergent views, and encourages people to speak-up". The event had about 50 participants. The Minister for Culture, Communication and the Creative Industries Hon. Ed Vaizey, MP gave his keynote speech and fielded questions from participants.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140706_outcome_of_uk_igf_2014_as_i_saw_it/>

 

Rosabeth Moss Kanter on How Corporations of the Future Will Behave: The Harvard Business School Professor Says Companies Will Converge on a Few Universal Standards and Norms [subscription]

Be prepared for a future in which the concept of a corporation—how it's structured, how it's governed—will vary widely. But the conduct of corporations will converge on a few universal standards and norms. ... While inevitable battles will rage, for example, over which government sets food-safety standards, or agrees to a global environmental-protection treaty, many large companies will engineer a quiet convergence of standards that will gradually affect every business. Cemex, for example, the global cement company with headquarters in Mexico, decided after its first entry into Spain to be "one Cemex" and to operate by a single set of standards everywhere, enabling dramatic growth through acquisitions in the U.S., Egypt, Europe and Australia. When Shinhan Financial Group in South Korea sought listing on the New York Stock Exchange soon after a merger, it was seeking legitimacy, not just capital, by showing compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, which it considered the world's highest standard. Internet governance will be globalized, as will continuing efforts at interoperability among mobile-telecom operators.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/rosabeth-moss-kanter-on-how-corporations-of-the-future-will-behave-1404763051?tesla=y&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304081804579560272656639160.html>

 

Australians to help manage DNS transfer from NTIA

Two Australians will serve on the group overseeing the process that will result in an end to the US government's role in overseeing the DNS.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549342/australians_help_manage_dns_transfer_from_ntia/>

 

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Middle East Strategy - One Year Later

When the Middle East Strategy was developed and agreed-upon, the Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) decided to execute the outcomes of this document over phases as annual implementation plans. While July 1, 2013 was the starting date for the year 1 implementation plan, July 1, 2014 marked the beginning of the execution for the year 2 implementation plan.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/middle-east-strategy-one-year-later>

 

John Frankenheimer, Partner and Chairman Emeritus| Loeb & Loeb LLP, to Steve Crocker and Fadi Chehadé

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/frankenheimer-to-crocker-chehade-2014-07-03-en>

 

John M. Genga, Attorney | The IP and Technology Legal Group, P.C., to the Economist Intelligence Unit and CPE Panel

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/genga-to-eiu-cpe-panel-2014-07-02-en>

 

Ger Hatton, Director General | ICMP, to ICANN

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hatton-to-icann-2014-07-02-en>

 

Constantine Roussos, Founder | DotMusic Limited, to Steve Crocker, Fadi Chehadé, Susana Bennett, Akram Attallah, Christine Willett, Cherine Chalaby, Heather Dryden, Cyrus Namazi, Chris LaHatte and John Jeffrey

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/roussos-to-crocker-et-al-2014-07-01-en>

 

John W. Styll, President and COO| .music LLC, to Christine Willett

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/styll-to-willett-2014-06-27-en>

 

ICANN Packing Its Bags And Heading To Marrakech In February

The ICANN Board has approved Marrakech, Morocco, as the venue for the 52nd public ICANN meeting to be held from 8 to 12 February, 2015.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/10/icann-heading-to-marrakech/>

 

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Cast your nominations for the .eu Web Awards now!

The .eu Awards is an online competition launched with the objective to distinguish and award .eu websites that are leaders in five particular categories.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/cast-your-nominations-eu-web-awards-now>

 

eu: Website Usage Trends Among TLDs

EURid and Leuven Statistics Research Centre have released the results of a study investigating websites under most popular top-level domains. The report focuses on three questions:

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140708_website_usage_trends_among_top_level_domains/>

 

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Problems With GTLD Community Objection Process [registration]

If the rollout of many new gTLDs since the beginning of 2014 has been smooth on the face of it, the jockeying behind the scenes for ownership of certain strings has been anything but.

<http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/542740/problems-with-gtld-community-objection-process>

 

Investing in new TLDs? Hope for modest, not great, success of program.

Early investors in new TLDs might get a better return if new TLDs as a whole are a mediocre success instead of a home run.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/investing-in-new-tlds/>

 

Can dotHIV Turn ICANN's Domain Name Boondoggle Into an Opportunity to Do Good?

“You are creating a business, like derivatives on Wall Street, that has no value,” Esther Dyson, the founding chairwoman of ICANN once said about ICANN's project to create hundreds of new gTLDs.

<http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/07/07/dothiv_can_the_new_hiv_domain_turn_icann_s_boondoggle_into_an_opportunity.html>

 

This week in new TLDs: .Pub, .Christmas and more

You know what amazes me? One of the .brand TLDs to “go live” this week, .中信 and .citic, has a better information page than some of the other new TLDs launching.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/07/dot-christmas-dot-pub/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Chinese cyberspies have hacked Middle East experts at major U.S. think tanks

Middle East experts at major U.S. think tanks were hacked by Chinese cyberspies in recent weeks as events in Iraq began to escalate, according to a cybersecurity firm that works with the institutions.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/07/chinese-cyberspies-have-hacked-middle-east-experts-at-major-u-s-think-tanks/?tid=hpModule_79c38dfc-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394>

 

us: Senate intelligence panel advances cybersecurity bill

The Senate Intelligence Committee advanced a cybersecurity bill Tuesday that would grant legal immunity for companies to share computer threat data with the government.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/08/senate-intelligence-panel-advances-cybersecurity-bill/>

 

Microsoft Aims for Cybercrime, Hits Regular Internet Users

Microsoft settled a suit it filed against a small Internet company, acknowledging that its actions to take down a cybercrime ring last month wound up knocking regular Internet users offline.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/09/microsoft-aims-for-cybercrime-hits-regular-internet-usersuto-draft/?mod=ST1>

 

Microsoft drops case that severed DNS hosting for millions of No-IP nodes

Microsoft has formally settled legal differences with No-IP, the dynamic domain name host that was kneecapped by a botnet takedown that recently knocked out service to millions of legitimate hostnames.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/microsoft-drops-case-that-severed-dns-hosting-for-millions-of-no-ip-users/>

 

All Seized Domains Returned to No-IP

Less than a week after Microsoft seized nearly two dozen domains owned by a small hosting provider as part of a takedown of a malware operation, all of those domains are back in the control of the provider, No-IP.

<http://threatpost.com/all-seized-domains-returned-to-no-ip/107028>

 

Microsoft Returns Domain Names to No-IP After Taking Down Dynamic DNS Service Users

After a failed attempt to eradicate malicious users of dynamic DNS service provider No-IP that without also taking down legitimate users, Microsoft has returned domains it seized from No-IP last week.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/microsoft-returns-domain-names-ip-taking-dynamic-dns-service-users>

 

Microsoft settles with No-IP in botnet hunt, after seizing its domains [IDG]

Microsoft has reached a settlement with domain provider No-IP to disable some of its domains, after taking control of part of its network to shut down a botnet.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/>

 

Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Botnet Takedowns by Suresh Ramasubramanian

The background is of course quite interesting, given how soon it has followed Microsoft's seizure of several domains belonging to Dynamic DNS provider no-ip.com for alleged complicity in hosting trojan RAT gangs, a couple of days after which the domains were subsequently returned -- without public comment -- to Vitalwerks, the operator of No-IP. This is by no means a new tactic for Microsoft, who has carried out successful seizures of various domains over the past two or three years.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140709_senate_judiciary_committee_hearing_on_botnet_takedowns/>

 

Deutsche Telekom Touts New Data Center as ‘Fort Knox’ for German Data

T-Systems, the IT services arm of Deutsche Telekom AG, has opened a large data center in Biere, Germany, pitching it as a facility for customers concerned with keeping their data within the country’s borders.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/deutsche-telekom-touts-new-data-center-fort-knox-german-data>

 

In Fog Of Cyberwar, US Tech Is Caught In Crossfire

Distrust of the US intelligence community is eroding consumer confidence and hampering US technology firms on the global stage at a time when the sector should be showing unprecedented growth.

<http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/in-fog-of-cyberwar-us-tech-is-caught-in-crossfire/a/d-id/1279214>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Has the URS Fallen Into Disfavor, or Have Cybersquatters Identified Valuable Domains?

Michael Berkens at The Domains highlights some interesting data about many trademark owners' election of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) instead of the quicker, cheaper Uniform Rapid Suspension Service (URS) in Have Trademark Owners Given Up on the URS? Apparently, 15 of the last 17 domain name arbitrations in the new TLDs have been filed as UDRP proceedings.

<http://www.bna.com/urs-fallen-disfavor-b17179891893/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Bitcoins.com gives Heritage Auctions the press it has been looking for

One of the things Heritage Auctions is trying to do with domain name auctions is bring domain investing to the mainstream.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/bitcoins-com-gives-heritage-auctions-the-press-it-has-been-looking-for/>

 

.XXX sells more premiums and offers free domain names through partnership

.XXX continues to sell premium domain names for prices that new TLD operators would love to obtain.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/xxx-premiums-domain-names/>

 

ModelCentro Teams Up with ICM to Offer Models Free .XXX Domains

ModelCentro, a hosted pay site CMS for creating and running fan membership sites, has teamed up with ICM to offer Models.xxx. Verified models using the ModelCentro platform are able to register one .XXX domain free of charge.

<http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=50>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: Parents warned to protect children from predators

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications says online grooming of children is a concern, but there are things that can be done to reduce the risk.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-07/parents-warned-to-protect-children-from-predators/5576176>

 

au: Children's E-Safety Commissioner by the end of the year

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications says the government will introduce legislation by the end of the year, as it attempts to protect children from cyber bullying.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/children27s-e-safety-commissioner-by-the-end-of-the-year/5586692>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Bell Labs celebrates net speed record over copper lines

A team of researchers has announced it has transmitted data over traditional copper telephone lines at a record speed of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps).

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28233982>

 

Choice lauds NZ ISP's anti-geo-blocking service

Australian consumer advocacy group Choice has welcomed an announcement by New Zealand Internet service provider Slingshot of a service that makes it easier to access overseas streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and BBC iPlayer.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549337/choice_lauds_nz_isp_anti-geo-blocking_service/>

 

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"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A truly global internet must be affordable in all countries by Mark Zuckerberg</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-on-a-future-where-the-internet-is-available-to-all-1404762276?KEYWORDS=zuckerberg"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-on-a-future-where-the-internet-is-available-to-all-1404762276?KEYWORDS=zuckerberg</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australians to help manage DNS transfer from NTIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549342/australians_help_manage_dns_transfer_from_ntia/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549342/australians_help_manage_dns_transfer_from_ntia/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Packing Its Bags And Heading To Marrakech In February<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/10/icann-heading-to-marrakech/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/10/icann-heading-to-marrakech/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft Aims for Cybercrime, Hits Regular Internet Users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/09/microsoft-aims-for-cybercrime-hits-regular-internet-usersuto-draft/?mod=ST1"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/09/microsoft-aims-for-cybercrime-hits-regular-internet-usersuto-draft/?mod=ST1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft settles with No-IP in botnet hunt, after seizing its domains [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A truly global internet must be affordable in all countries by Mark Zuckerberg</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There have been moments in history where the invention of new technology has completely rewired the way our society lives and works.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-on-a-future-where-the-internet-is-available-to-all-1404762276?KEYWORDS=zuckerberg"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-on-a-future-where-the-internet-is-available-to-all-1404762276?KEYWORDS=zuckerberg</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/a-truly-global-internet-must-be-affordable-in-all-countries/story-fnay3ubk-1226983346424"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/a-truly-global-internet-must-be-affordable-in-all-countries/story-fnay3ubk-1226983346424</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Outcome of UK IGF 2014 As I Saw It by Mwendwa Kivuva<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The UK IGF was held on 1st July 2014 at St. Ermin's hotel, London, England. The Nominet Chair Baroness Rennie Fritchie gave the sponsor's welcoming remarks. She said "The IGF provides an opportunity for discussion, dialogue, divergent views, and encourages people to speak-up". The event had about 50 participants. The Minister for Culture, Communication and the Creative Industries Hon. Ed Vaizey, MP gave his keynote speech and fielded questions from participants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140706_outcome_of_uk_igf_2014_as_i_saw_it/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140706_outcome_of_uk_igf_2014_as_i_saw_it/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rosabeth Moss Kanter on How Corporations of the Future Will Behave: The Harvard Business School Professor Says Companies Will Converge on a Few Universal Standards and Norms [subscription]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Be prepared for a future in which the concept of a corporation&mdash;how it's structured, how it's governed&mdash;will vary widely. But the conduct of corporations will converge on a few universal standards and norms.</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">While inevitable battles will rage, for example, over which government sets food-safety standards, or agrees to a global environmental-protection treaty, many large companies will engineer a quiet convergence of standards that will gradually affect every business. Cemex, for example, the global cement company with headquarters in Mexico, decided after its first entry into Spain to be "one Cemex" and to operate by a single set of standards everywhere, enabling dramatic growth through acquisitions in the U.S., Egypt, Europe and Australia. When Shinhan Financial Group in South Korea sought listing on the New York Stock Exchange soon after a merger, it was seeking legitimacy, not just capital, by showing compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, which it considered the world's highest standard. Internet governance will be globalized, as will continuing efforts at interoperability among mobile-telecom operators.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/rosabeth-moss-kanter-on-how-corporations-of-the-future-will-behave-1404763051?tesla=y&amp;mg=reno64-wsj&amp;url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304081804579560272656639160.html"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/rosabeth-moss-kanter-on-how-corporations-of-the-future-will-behave-1404763051?tesla=y&amp;mg=reno64-wsj&amp;url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304081804579560272656639160.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australians to help manage DNS transfer from NTIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two Australians will serve on the group overseeing the process that will result in an end to the US government's role in overseeing the DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549342/australians_help_manage_dns_transfer_from_ntia/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549342/australians_help_manage_dns_transfer_from_ntia/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Middle East Strategy - One Year Later<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When the Middle East Strategy was developed and agreed-upon, the Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) decided to execute the outcomes of this document over phases as annual implementation plans. While July 1, 2013 was the starting date for the year 1 implementation plan, July 1, 2014 marked the beginning of the execution for the year 2 implementation plan.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/middle-east-strategy-one-year-later"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/middle-east-strategy-one-year-later</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">John Frankenheimer, Partner and Chairman Emeritus| Loeb &amp; Loeb LLP, to Steve Crocker and Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/frankenheimer-to-crocker-chehade-2014-07-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/frankenheimer-to-crocker-chehade-2014-07-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">John M. Genga, Attorney | The IP and Technology Legal Group, P.C., to the Economist Intelligence Unit and CPE Panel<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/genga-to-eiu-cpe-panel-2014-07-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/genga-to-eiu-cpe-panel-2014-07-02-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ger Hatton, Director General | ICMP, to ICANN</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hatton-to-icann-2014-07-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hatton-to-icann-2014-07-02-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Constantine Roussos, Founder | DotMusic Limited, to Steve Crocker, Fadi Chehad&eacute;, Susana Bennett, Akram Attallah, Christine Willett, Cherine Chalaby, Heather Dryden, Cyrus Namazi, Chris LaHatte and John Jeffrey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/roussos-to-crocker-et-al-2014-07-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/roussos-to-crocker-et-al-2014-07-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">John W. Styll, President and COO| .music LLC, to Christine Willett<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/styll-to-willett-2014-06-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/styll-to-willett-2014-06-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Packing Its Bags And Heading To Marrakech In February<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICANN Board has approved Marrakech, Morocco, as the venue for the 52nd public ICANN meeting to be held from 8 to 12 February, 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/10/icann-heading-to-marrakech/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/10/icann-heading-to-marrakech/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cast your nominations for the .eu Web Awards now!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .eu Awards is an online competition launched with the objective to distinguish and award .eu websites that are leaders in five particular categories.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/cast-your-nominations-eu-web-awards-now"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/cast-your-nominations-eu-web-awards-now</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">eu: Website Usage Trends Among TLDs</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EURid and Leuven Statistics Research Centre have released the results of a study investigating websites under most popular top-level domains. The report focuses on three questions: <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140708_website_usage_trends_among_top_level_domains/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140708_website_usage_trends_among_top_level_domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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