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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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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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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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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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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INTERNET USE

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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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SOCIAL MEDIA

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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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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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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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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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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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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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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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<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>
<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>
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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>
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<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>
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<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>
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<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>
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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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
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<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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
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<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>
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<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>
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<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>
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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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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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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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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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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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- NEW TLDS

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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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<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>
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<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>
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<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>
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<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>
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<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>
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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">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>
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<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>
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<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>
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<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>
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<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>
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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">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">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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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Problems With GTLD Community Objection Process [registration]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/542740/problems-with-gtld-community-objection-process"><span>http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/542740/problems-with-gtld-community-objection-process</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Investing in new TLDs? Hope for modest, not great, success of program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/investing-in-new-tlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/investing-in-new-tlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Can dotHIV Turn ICANN's Domain Name Boondoggle Into an Opportunity to Do Good? <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;You are creating a business, like derivatives on Wall Street, that has no value,&rdquo; Esther Dyson, the founding chairwoman of ICANN once said about ICANN's project to create hundreds of new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/07/07/dothiv_can_the_new_hiv_domain_turn_icann_s_boondoggle_into_an_opportunity.html"><span>http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/07/07/dothiv_can_the_new_hiv_domain_turn_icann_s_boondoggle_into_an_opportunity.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week in new TLDs: .Pub, .Christmas and more<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You know what amazes me? One of the .brand TLDs to &ldquo;go live&rdquo; this week, .</span><span lang="EN-US">&#20013;&#20449;</span><span lang="EN"> and .citic, has a better information page than some of the other new TLDs launching.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/07/dot-christmas-dot-pub/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/07/dot-christmas-dot-pub/</span></a>&gt;<p></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">Chinese cyberspies have hacked Middle East experts at major U.S. think tanks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="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"><span>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</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">us: Senate intelligence panel advances cybersecurity bill<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Senate Intelligence Committee advanced a cybersecurity bill Tuesday that would grant legal immunity for companies to share computer threat data with the government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/08/senate-intelligence-panel-advances-cybersecurity-bill/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/08/senate-intelligence-panel-advances-cybersecurity-bill/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft Aims for Cybercrime, Hits Regular Internet Users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft drops case that severed DNS hosting for millions of No-IP nodes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/microsoft-drops-case-that-severed-dns-hosting-for-millions-of-no-ip-users/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/microsoft-drops-case-that-severed-dns-hosting-for-millions-of-no-ip-users/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">All Seized Domains Returned to No-IP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/all-seized-domains-returned-to-no-ip/107028"><span>http://threatpost.com/all-seized-domains-returned-to-no-ip/107028</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft Returns Domain Names to No-IP After Taking Down Dynamic DNS Service Users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/microsoft-returns-domain-names-ip-taking-dynamic-dns-service-users"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/microsoft-returns-domain-names-ip-taking-dynamic-dns-service-users</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<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">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.<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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_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">Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Botnet Takedowns by Suresh Ramasubramanian<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140709_senate_judiciary_committee_hearing_on_botnet_takedowns/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140709_senate_judiciary_committee_hearing_on_botnet_takedowns/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Deutsche Telekom Touts New Data Center as &lsquo;Fort Knox&rsquo; for German Data<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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&rsquo;s borders.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/deutsche-telekom-touts-new-data-center-fort-knox-german-data"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/deutsche-telekom-touts-new-data-center-fort-knox-german-data</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 Fog Of Cyberwar, US Tech Is Caught In Crossfire<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/in-fog-of-cyberwar-us-tech-is-caught-in-crossfire/a/d-id/1279214"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/in-fog-of-cyberwar-us-tech-is-caught-in-crossfire/a/d-id/1279214</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">Has the URS Fallen Into Disfavor, or Have Cybersquatters Identified Valuable Domains?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/urs-fallen-disfavor-b17179891893/"><span>http://www.bna.com/urs-fallen-disfavor-b17179891893/</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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bitcoins.com gives Heritage Auctions the press it has been looking for<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the things Heritage Auctions is trying to do with domain name auctions is bring domain investing to the mainstream.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/bitcoins-com-gives-heritage-auctions-the-press-it-has-been-looking-for/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/bitcoins-com-gives-heritage-auctions-the-press-it-has-been-looking-for/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.XXX sells more premiums and offers free domain names through partnership<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.XXX continues to sell premium domain names for prices that new TLD operators would love to obtain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/xxx-premiums-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/xxx-premiums-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">ModelCentro Teams Up with ICM to Offer Models Free .XXX Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=50"><span>http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=50</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><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">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Parents warned to protect children from predators<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-07/parents-warned-to-protect-children-from-predators/5576176"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-07/parents-warned-to-protect-children-from-predators/5576176</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: Children's E-Safety Commissioner by the end of the year<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/children27s-e-safety-commissioner-by-the-end-of-the-year/5586692"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/children27s-e-safety-commissioner-by-the-end-of-the-year/5586692</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">Bell Labs celebrates net speed record over copper lines<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28233982"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28233982</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Choice lauds NZ ISP's anti-geo-blocking service<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549337/choice_lauds_nz_isp_anti-geo-blocking_service/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549337/choice_lauds_nz_isp_anti-geo-blocking_service/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 6 Jul 15:28 2014

auDA Domain News - 7 July

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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Second Level .UK Registrations Top Six Figures In Under 4 Weeks

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/second-level-uk-top-six-figures/>

 

What will you do with your brand gTLD? by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385361/What-will-you-do-with-your-brand-gTLD>

 

ICANN puts porn gTLDs on hold for no good reason?

<http://domainincite.com/17024-icann-puts-porn-gtlds-on-hold-for-no-good-reason>

 

California Democrats .Whine Over Proposed .Wine Domains

<http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/california-democrats-whine-over-proposed-wine-domains/>

 

US winemakers rebel against their government

<http://domainincite.com/17016-us-winemakers-rebel-against-their-government>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Kenya Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Nairobi

The Kenya IGF kicked off in Nairobi today bringing together stakeholders including academia, government and the private sector, with the focus on connectivity in the counties, net neutrality and cyber security.

<http://www.humanipo.com/news/45797/kenya-internet-governance-forum-kicks-off-in-nairobi/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Formation of the Coordination Group

On 14 March 2014, the NTIA announced its intention to transition its stewardship role of IANA functions, and called upon ICANN to launch and facilitate a process with the community to derive a proposal to transition the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community, meeting the criteria set out by NTIA.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-03-en>

 

New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 04 July 2014:

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-04jul14-en>

 

Does ICANN violate Human Rights? The Council of Europe report by Milton Mueller

As we move toward the IANA transition, many observers are concerned about the relationship between an autonomous ICANN and Internet freedom. One proposal even went so far as to propose to replace NTIA oversight with an “Internet Freedom Panel” that could veto any ICANN decisions that threaten Internet freedom. That proposal is unworkable because of the overly broad scope of the veto power and the infinite regress problem of who would oversee the oversight panel. Nevertheless, the idea of trying to structure the transition in ways that impose constitutional limits on ICANN’s power to regulate Internet content is a good one.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/07/02/human-rights-in-icann-the-council-of-europe-report/>

 

Dreamhost Hit With ICANN Breach Notice

Dreamhost is one of the larger webhosting providers out there. The Los Angeles based company was founded back in 1996 and offers Linux hosting exclusively ie. no Microsoft software. According to HosterStats they currently host around 1.3 million domain names. Earlier this week the company was hit with a breach notice by ICANN’s compliance team.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/03/dreamhost-hit-icann-breach-notice/>

 

Event Wrap: ICANN 50

ICANN's 50th meeting was held in London last week with a record 3,115 attendees. ICANN meetings now attract a wide range of stakeholder groups to discuss Internet names and numbers, as well as broader technical, business, and governance issues.

<http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-icann-50>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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European ccTLD News - June 2014

CENTR has published its latest ccTLD newsletter for June 2014 - this edition includes: the IANA transition: What's at stake for ccTLDs?", Highlights from ICANN50 London, Global Status of Domain Names, QnA from CENTR Jamboree 2014 participants & ccTLD news highlights and statistics

<https://centr.org/news/european-cctld-news-june-2014>

 

Separation of functions regarding registration of .ch Internet addresses

The SWITCH foundation is currently tasked by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) with performing a dual role for .ch domain names. In its role as the registry, it is responsible for maintaining the domain name database. At the same time, until March 2015 it also has the role of registrar, which involves selling .ch domain names directly to end customers. This dual role will come to an end next year, and the functions will be separated.

<http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/separation2.html>

 

The CZ.NIC Publications released another book on the subject of law and the Internet

The CZ.NIC Association, administrator of the Czech national domain, expanded its book series with a new title, eighth in total. This book written in Slovak language by Martin Husovec, a lawyer, is called “Responsibility on the Internet according to the Czech and Slovak Laws”. The book has the ambition to be a detailed manual on practical issues, such as: who and when is responsible for situations where users violate someone’s rights on the Internet, when the service operator must yield data about their users or in which state they may be sued and under what law.

<http://www.nic.cz/page/2182/the-cz.nic-publications-released-another-book-on-the-subject-of-law-and-the-internet/>

 

DotEU By The Numbers

The guys over at EUrid released a nice graphic that gives a summary of key data related to .eu in 2013: At the recent ICANN meeting in London EUrid was firmly focussed on highlighting European businesses that actively use .eu for their websites.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/03/doteu-numbers/>

 

nz: Policy Consultation, changes to UDAIs (Registering Managing and Cancelling, Transfer to Another Registrar policies).

As part of the implementation of .nz registrations at the second level, the Domain Name Commission is proposing two changes to the current requirements on UDAIs.

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-consultation-changes-udais-registering-managing-and-cancelling-transfer-another-registr>

 

rs: April issue of RNIDS News

The new 19th issue of our corporate newsletter, RNIDS News, contains an overview of the events that took place at RNIDS, in the local Internet community and the world during the first quarter of 2014. This issue contains reports from the “Cyrillic and the Internet: in Serbia and Around the World” panel discussion, the RNIDS Award given to the Elementarium website, the “Evolution of the Internet: What's Next” forum and RNIDS’ appearance at the Webiz 2.0 conference.

<http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/april-issue-of-rnids-news/id/4557>

 

Popularity of UK domains grows – new .uk hits 100k within weeks of launch

New, short .uk domains have passed the 100,000 registrations milestone, contributing to the biggest-selling month Nominet – the internet company behind the .uk internet infrastructure – has seen in almost 14 years.June 2014 saw almost 225,000 new registrations across .uk, .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk, second only to March 2000, when registrations nudged 250,000.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/popularity-uk-domains-grows-–-new-uk-hits-100k-within-weeks-launch>

 

Second Level .UK Registrations Top Six Figures In Under 4 Weeks

The launch of second level .uk registrations has been a success with over 100,000 registrations since their launch on 10 June, but there were almost 225,000 registrations across all .uk domains meaning registrations of .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk domains were greater than .uk.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22591>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/second-level-uk-top-six-figures/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/second-level-uk-registrations-top-six-figures.html>

 

2nd level .UK domain name registrations top 100,000

Over 100,000 second level domain names under .uk have been registered since they became available for registration last month, .uk registry Nominet announced today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/2nd-level-uk-domain-name-registrations-top-100000/>

 

Nominet Internet Awards reveal the best of the UK’s online initiatives

Nominet ... announces the winners of the 2014 Nominet Internet Awards. Winners included a game run by Cancer Research UK to analyse real genetic data, and #Techmums, an organisation which helps mums be part of the digital revolution.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-internet-awards-reveal-best-uk’s-online-initiatives>

 

Nominet Internet Award winners 2014 revealed

The winners of this year’s Nominet Internet Awards have been announced. The annual awards celebrate projects that help to make the internet a force for good and showcase the very best that the UK internet has to offer.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-internet-award-winners-2014-revealed-0>

 

uk: Nominet begins its part in Ofcom’s TV Whitespace pilot

Nominet has passed the qualification stage to become a database provider that can operate in Ofcom’s TV Whitespace pilot in the UK. TV white space is the part of the radio spectrum freed up by the UK analogue TV switch off and planning is underway for a pilot of innovative white space technology in the UK, which is among the first of its kind in Europe.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-begins-its-part-ofcom’s-tv-whitespace-pilot>

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-begins-its-part-ofcom’s-tv-whitespace-pilot>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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What will you do with your brand gTLD? by Jennifer Wolfe

If you are in charge of the gTLD inside your company, there are no shortage of ideas, but getting them into concrete form that can move forward may prove a bit challenging. We’ll be hosting a webinar this month to discuss the ideation process and offer ideas on how the new gTLDs can be used by brands, but offer here a few ideas of our own, as well as structure to help you consider how to facilitate these discussions inside your organization.

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385361/What-will-you-do-with-your-brand-gTLD>

 

ICANN puts porn gTLDs on hold for no good reason?

In a decision that seems to have come out of nowhere, ICANN has effectively put bids for three porn-themed new gTLDs on hold.

<http://domainincite.com/17024-icann-puts-porn-gtlds-on-hold-for-no-good-reason>

 

Video: Dot brand: Why your brand needs its own TLD

Are you a brand leader trying to figure out how to establish a sustainable and winning brand presence despite the rapidly changing environment? A dotBRAND is the answer, and here is why. Don't be left behind.

<http://www.afilias.info/blogs/roland-laplante/video-dot-brand-why-your-brand-needs-its-own-top-level-domain>

 

California Democrats .Whine Over Proposed .Wine Domains

Let’s see if we can do this without making any puns. In May, California Democratic Congressman Mike Thompson sent a letter to ICANN, asking that .wine and .vin domain not be assigned to “any applicant,” provided that worries concerning protections against cybersquatting can’t be resolved.

<http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/california-democrats-whine-over-proposed-wine-domains/>

 

US winemakers rebel against their government

Groups representing thousands of US winemakers have come out against .wine and .vin, bringing their government’s position on the two proposed new gTLDs into question.

<http://domainincite.com/17016-us-winemakers-rebel-against-their-government>

 

What if France had applied for a .WINE new gTLD?

Would the French Government or any other French Private company – such as a French Vineyard – had applied to the .WINE TLD, one could wonder what would the situation be today.

<http://gtld.club/2014/07/01/what-if-france-had-applied-for-a-wine-new-gtld/>

 

Valideus will validate .vlaanderen and .brussels applications

DNS Belgium has selected Valideus from the various candidates to validate applications for .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names during the second phase of the launch. This phase runs from 2nd October to 3rd November 2014.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/valideus-will-validate-vlaanderen-and-brussels-applications>

 

HosterStats.com - Webite usage survey of .berlin websites - June 2014 - Full TLD Survey

These are the HosterStats.com website usage survey results for .berlin websites as of 26 June 2014. The number of .berlin domains checked was 135,812. The number of responding websites was 130,474. More details and analysis of this survey website usage in the top 10 new gTLDs are included in the latest (July 2014) HosterStats.com new gTLD Report (30 Euro).

<http://www.hosterstats.com/berlin-website-usage-survey.php>

 

Thank You GNSO - From the SHE.africa by Sophia Bekele

The recent announcement at the ICANN 50 London, by all stakeholder groups and constituencies comprising of ICANN's Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) to endorse a joint statement in support of the creation of an independent accountability mechanism "that provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community" is a very welcome development to the Multistakeholder framework.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140703_thank_you_gnso_from_the_she_dot_africa/>

 

.WANG - 15,000 Registrations on Day One of General Availability [news release]

Zodiac Registry is pleased to announce that 15,000 .wang domain names have been registered during the first 24 hours of its General Availability, which started on 00:00, June 30, Beijing time. Within the first 2 hours, more than 7,000 domain names were taken.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/wang-15000-registrations-day-one/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/wang-15-000-registrations-day-one.html>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Microsoft's Seizure of No-IP Domains Disrupted Criminals & Innocents Alike

Microsoft successfully disrupted roughly one-quarter of the APT actors Kaspersky monitors, but took down millions of innocent hostnames too.

<http://www.darkreading.com/microsofts-seizure-of-no-ip-domains-disrupted-criminals-and-innocents-alike/d/d-id/1279079>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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ICC International Centre for ADR reports record number of requests

The number of requests filed with the International Centre for ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) surged in 2013 largely as a result of the mandate given to ICC by ICANN to administer disputes over new gTLDs. At the same time, the Centre handled a growing number of cases in its core areas of ADR, including mediation, as well as expertise and dispute boards.

<http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2014/ICC-International-Centre-for-ADR-reports-record-number-of-requests/>

 

Delta Dental Goes After ... Everyone

Have you ever visited a dentist who went after every possible cavity with his drill – all in one visit? In this week’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decision, Delta Dental appears to have gone after every possible respondent – nine, to be exact – in one complaint. This type of consolidating can only be done where (i) the disputed domain names are subject to common ownership or control, and (ii) the consolidation would be fair and equitable to all parties.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/30/delta-dental-goes-after-everyone/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Taking the Training Wheels off ICANN, Human Rights Online, and the Networked Car

The Internet, according to the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, is different. Find out how and why in this Special Edition of the eco International Podcast. Gain insight into the perspectives of some of the many stakeholders involved in the international debate on Internet Governance, from their visit to Berlin in June for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance, hosted by eco. We hear from political, industry, Internet administration and human rights representatives, on what’s important in deciding how the Internet will be run in the future.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/taking-the-training-wheels-off-icann-human-rights-online-and-the-networked-car.html>

 

Minds + Machines files patent for “Domain Name Registration and Resale”

Minds + MachinesMinds + Machines Chairman Fred Krueger has filed a patent application for the resale of domain names, titled “Domain Name Registration and Resale”.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/krueger-patent/>

 

GoDaddy Fuels Marketing Power With New Ad Agency

GoDaddy ... has hired Barton F. Graf 9000 as its U.S. advertising agency-of-record. A new campaign featuring television and online ads is set to debut in September. Creative details are not being revealed, but the commercials will revolve around how GoDaddy helps small business owners leverage the power of the Internet.

<http://godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-fuels-marketing-power-with-new-ad-agency.aspx>

 

GoDaddy Unveils 'Get Paid' To Help Small Businesses Get Paid Anytime, Anywhere By Any Method

GoDaddy ... unveiled Get Paid, a new offering designed to help small businesses ‘get paid’ anytime, anywhere, and by any digital method. Get Paid is the newest addition to GoDaddy’s family of technology solutions, which are designed to make it easier for small business owners to manage their business.

<http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-unveils-get-paid-to-help-small-businesses-get-paid-anytime-anywhere-by-any-method.aspx>

 

Internet Society Seats New Board Members at Annual General Meeting in London

The Internet Society is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees seated four new Board members at its Annual General Meeting, 27-28 June 2014. The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction for the Internet Society, as it seeks to achieve its mission of preserving and extending the open, resilient, global Internet accessible to everyone.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-seats-new-board-members-annual-general-meeting-london>

 

Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko selected as Internet Society representatives on the NTIA/IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group

The Internet Society (ISOC) appoints Narelle Clark, Director of Operations- Deputy CEO for the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and Dr. Demi Getschko, CEO of the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br), as the ISOC representatives on the NTIA/IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/narelle-clark-and-demi-getschko-selected-internet-society-representatives-ntiaiana-stewardship>

 

GoDaddy wants to patent way of onboarding new TLDs

GoDaddy has filed four patent applications describing methods for adding new TLDs to a registrar’s offerings.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/godaddy-patent-new-tlds/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to the Web. Here’s what they said.

What are the biggest threats to the Internet in the next 20 years? According to experts canvassed by Pew, the biggest threats aren't a rise in hacking attacks or new waves of Internet crime. They're government and big online corporations.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/03/researchers-asked-1400-experts-to-describe-the-biggest-threats-to-the-web-heres-what-they-said/>

 

Government crackdowns, surveillance could destroy the open web, Pew says

The Internet as we know it faces several major dangers in the next 10 years, including interference from nation-states, an undermining of trust caused by governmental and corporate surveillance scandals and the corporate world’s influence on its basic structure, according to a new report.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2378598/security0/government-crackdowns-surveillance-could-destroy-the-open-web-pew-says.html>

 

The Gurus Speak

Some of the most prominent and respected technology experts and analysts made far-ranging statements, encompassing many points. Their answers:

<http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/07/03/the-gurus-speak-3/>

 

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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">Second Level .UK Registrations Top Six Figures In Under 4 Weeks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/second-level-uk-top-six-figures/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/second-level-uk-top-six-figures/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What will you do with your brand gTLD? by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385361/What-will-you-do-with-your-brand-gTLD"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385361/What-will-you-do-with-your-brand-gTLD</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 puts porn gTLDs on hold for no good reason?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17024-icann-puts-porn-gtlds-on-hold-for-no-good-reason"><span>http://domainincite.com/17024-icann-puts-porn-gtlds-on-hold-for-no-good-reason</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">California Democrats .Whine Over Proposed .Wine Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/california-democrats-whine-over-proposed-wine-domains/"><span>http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/california-democrats-whine-over-proposed-wine-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US winemakers rebel against their government<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17016-us-winemakers-rebel-against-their-government"><span>http://domainincite.com/17016-us-winemakers-rebel-against-their-government</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">Kenya Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Nairobi<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Kenya IGF kicked off in Nairobi today bringing together stakeholders including academia, government and the private sector, with the focus on connectivity in the counties, net neutrality and cyber security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.humanipo.com/news/45797/kenya-internet-governance-forum-kicks-off-in-nairobi/"><span>http://www.humanipo.com/news/45797/kenya-internet-governance-forum-kicks-off-in-nairobi/</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">Formation of the Coordination Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 14 March 2014, the NTIA announced its intention to transition its stewardship role of IANA functions, and called upon ICANN to launch and facilitate a process with the community to derive a proposal to transition the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community, meeting the criteria set out by NTIA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-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">New Contracting Statistics Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 04 July 2014:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-04jul14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-04jul14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Does ICANN violate Human Rights? The Council of Europe report by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As we move toward the IANA transition, many observers are concerned about the relationship between an autonomous ICANN and Internet freedom. One proposal even went so far as to propose to replace NTIA oversight with an &ldquo;Internet Freedom Panel&rdquo; that could veto any ICANN decisions that threaten Internet freedom. That proposal is unworkable because of the overly broad scope of the veto power and the infinite regress problem of who would oversee the oversight panel. Nevertheless, the idea of trying to structure the transition in ways that impose constitutional limits on ICANN&rsquo;s power to regulate Internet content is a good one.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/07/02/human-rights-in-icann-the-council-of-europe-report/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/07/02/human-rights-in-icann-the-council-of-europe-report/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dreamhost Hit With ICANN Breach Notice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dreamhost is one of the larger webhosting providers out there. The Los Angeles based company was founded back in 1996 and offers Linux hosting exclusively ie. no Microsoft software. According to HosterStats they currently host around 1.3 million domain names. Earlier this week the company was hit with a breach notice by ICANN&rsquo;s compliance team.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/03/dreamhost-hit-icann-breach-notice/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/03/dreamhost-hit-icann-breach-notice/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Event Wrap: ICANN 50<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's 50th meeting was held in London last week with a record 3,115 attendees. ICANN meetings now attract a wide range of stakeholder groups to discuss Internet names and numbers, as well as broader technical, business, and governance issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-icann-50"><span>http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-icann-50</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">European ccTLD News - June 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENTR has published its latest ccTLD newsletter for June 2014 - this edition includes: the IANA transition: What's at stake for ccTLDs?", Highlights from ICANN50 London, Global Status of Domain Names, QnA from CENTR Jamboree 2014 participants &amp; ccTLD news highlights and statistics<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/european-cctld-news-june-2014"><span>https://centr.org/news/european-cctld-news-june-2014</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Separation of functions regarding registration of .ch Internet addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The SWITCH foundation is currently tasked by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) with performing a dual role for .ch domain names. In its role as the registry, it is responsible for maintaining the domain name database. At the same time, until March 2015 it also has the role of registrar, which involves selling .ch domain names directly to end customers. This dual role will come to an end next year, and the functions will be separated.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/separation2.html"><span>http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/separation2.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">The CZ.NIC Publications released another book on the subject of law and the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The CZ.NIC Association, administrator of the Czech national domain, expanded its book series with a new title, eighth in total. This book written in Slovak language by Martin Husovec, a lawyer, is called &ldquo;Responsibility on the Internet according to the Czech and Slovak Laws&rdquo;. The book has the ambition to be a detailed manual on practical issues, such as: who and when is responsible for situations where users violate someone&rsquo;s rights on the Internet, when the service operator must yield data about their users or in which state they may be sued and under what law.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nic.cz/page/2182/the-cz.nic-publications-released-another-book-on-the-subject-of-law-and-the-internet/"><span>http://www.nic.cz/page/2182/the-cz.nic-publications-released-another-book-on-the-subject-of-law-and-the-internet/</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">DotEU By The Numbers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The guys over at EUrid released a nice graphic that gives a summary of key data related to .eu in 2013: At the recent ICANN meeting in London EUrid was firmly focussed on highlighting European businesses that actively use .eu for their websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/03/doteu-numbers/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/03/doteu-numbers/</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: Policy Consultation, changes to UDAIs (Registering Managing and Cancelling, Transfer to Another Registrar policies).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of the implementation of .nz registrations at the second level, the Domain Name Commission is proposing two changes to the current requirements on UDAIs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-consultation-changes-udais-registering-managing-and-cancelling-transfer-another-registr"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-consultation-changes-udais-registering-managing-and-cancelling-transfer-another-registr</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">rs: April issue of RNIDS News</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new 19th issue of our corporate newsletter, RNIDS News, contains an overview of the events that took place at RNIDS, in the local Internet community and the world during the first quarter of 2014. This issue contains reports from the &ldquo;Cyrillic and the Internet: in Serbia and Around the World&rdquo; panel discussion, the RNIDS Award given to the Elementarium website, the &ldquo;Evolution of the Internet: What's Next&rdquo; forum and RNIDS&rsquo; appearance at the Webiz 2.0 conference.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/april-issue-of-rnids-news/id/4557"><span>http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/april-issue-of-rnids-news/id/4557</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Popularity of UK domains grows &ndash; new .uk hits 100k within weeks of launch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New, short .uk domains have passed the 100,000 registrations milestone, contributing to the biggest-selling month Nominet &ndash; the internet company behind the .uk internet infrastructure &ndash; has seen in almost 14 years.June 2014 saw almost 225,000 new registrations across .uk, .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk, second only to March 2000, when registrations nudged 250,000.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/popularity-uk-domains-grows-%E2%80%93-new-uk-hits-100k-within-weeks-launch"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/popularity-uk-domains-grows-&ndash;-new-uk-hits-100k-within-weeks-launch</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">Second Level .UK Registrations Top Six Figures In Under 4 Weeks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The launch of second level .uk registrations has been a success with over 100,000 registrations since their launch on 10 June, but there were almost 225,000 registrations across all .uk domains meaning registrations of .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk domains were greater than .uk.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22591"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22591</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/second-level-uk-top-six-figures/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/second-level-uk-top-six-figures/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/second-level-uk-registrations-top-six-figures.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/second-level-uk-registrations-top-six-figures.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">2nd level .UK domain name registrations top 100,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over 100,000 second level domain names under .uk have been registered since they became available for registration last month, .uk registry Nominet announced today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/2nd-level-uk-domain-name-registrations-top-100000/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/2nd-level-uk-domain-name-registrations-top-100000/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet Internet Awards reveal the best of the UK&rsquo;s online initiatives<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet</span><span> ...</span><span lang="EN"> announces the winners of the 2014 Nominet Internet Awards. Winners included a game run by Cancer Research UK to analyse real genetic data, and #Techmums, an organisation which helps mums be part of the digital revolution.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-internet-awards-reveal-best-uk%E2%80%99s-online-initiatives"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-internet-awards-reveal-best-uk&rsquo;s-online-initiatives</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">Nominet Internet Award winners 2014 revealed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The winners of this year&rsquo;s Nominet Internet Awards have been announced. The annual awards celebrate projects that help to make the internet a force for good and showcase the very best that the UK internet has to offer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-internet-award-winners-2014-revealed-0"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-internet-award-winners-2014-revealed-0</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: Nominet begins its part in Ofcom&rsquo;s TV Whitespace pilot</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet has passed the qualification stage to become a database provider that can operate in Ofcom&rsquo;s TV Whitespace pilot in the UK. TV white space is the part of the radio spectrum freed up by the UK analogue TV switch off and planning is underway for a pilot of innovative white space technology in the UK, which is among the first of its kind in Europe.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-begins-its-part-ofcom%E2%80%99s-tv-whitespace-pilot"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-begins-its-part-ofcom&rsquo;s-tv-whitespace-pilot</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-begins-its-part-ofcom%E2%80%99s-tv-whitespace-pilot"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-begins-its-part-ofcom&rsquo;s-tv-whitespace-pilot</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">What will you do with your brand gTLD? by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you are in charge of the gTLD inside your company, there are no shortage of ideas, but getting them into concrete form that can move forward may prove a bit challenging. We&rsquo;ll be hosting a webinar this month to discuss the ideation process and offer ideas on how the new gTLDs can be used by brands, but offer here a few ideas of our own, as well as structure to help you consider how to facilitate these discussions inside your organization.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385361/What-will-you-do-with-your-brand-gTLD"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385361/What-will-you-do-with-your-brand-gTLD</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 puts porn gTLDs on hold for no good reason?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a decision that seems to have come out of nowhere, ICANN has effectively put bids for three porn-themed new gTLDs on hold.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17024-icann-puts-porn-gtlds-on-hold-for-no-good-reason"><span>http://domainincite.com/17024-icann-puts-porn-gtlds-on-hold-for-no-good-reason</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: Dot brand: Why your brand needs its own TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Are you a brand leader trying to figure out how to establish a sustainable and winning brand presence despite the rapidly changing environment? A dotBRAND is the answer, and here is why. Don't be left behind.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afilias.info/blogs/roland-laplante/video-dot-brand-why-your-brand-needs-its-own-top-level-domain"><span>http://www.afilias.info/blogs/roland-laplante/video-dot-brand-why-your-brand-needs-its-own-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">California Democrats .Whine Over Proposed .Wine Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Let&rsquo;s see if we can do this without making any puns. In May, California Democratic Congressman Mike Thompson sent a letter to ICANN, asking that .wine and .vin domain not be assigned to &ldquo;any applicant,&rdquo; provided that worries concerning protections against cybersquatting can&rsquo;t be resolved.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/california-democrats-whine-over-proposed-wine-domains/"><span>http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/california-democrats-whine-over-proposed-wine-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">US winemakers rebel against their government<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Groups representing thousands of US winemakers have come out against .wine and .vin, bringing their government&rsquo;s position on the two proposed new gTLDs into question.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17016-us-winemakers-rebel-against-their-government"><span>http://domainincite.com/17016-us-winemakers-rebel-against-their-government</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What if France had applied for a .WINE new gTLD?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Would the French Government or any other French Private company &ndash; such as a French Vineyard &ndash; had applied to the .WINE T</span><span>LD, one could wonder what would the situation be today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://gtld.club/2014/07/01/what-if-france-had-applied-for-a-wine-new-gtld/"><span>http://gtld.club/2014/07/01/what-if-france-had-applied-for-a-wine-new-gtld/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Valideus will validate .vlaanderen and .brussels applications<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DNS Belgium has selected Valideus from the various candidates to validate applications for .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names during the second phase of the launch. This phase runs from 2nd October to 3rd November 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/valideus-will-validate-vlaanderen-and-brussels-applications"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/valideus-will-validate-vlaanderen-and-brussels-applications</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">HosterStats.com - Webite usage survey of .berlin websites - June 2014 - Full TLD Survey</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">These are the HosterStats.com website usage survey results for .berlin websites as of 26 June 2014. The number of .berlin domains checked was 135,812. The number of responding websites was 130,474. More details and analysis of this survey website usage in the top 10 new gTLDs are included in the latest (July 2014) HosterStats.com new gTLD Report (30 Euro).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.hosterstats.com/berlin-website-usage-survey.php"><span>http://www.hosterstats.com/berlin-website-usage-survey.php</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thank You GNSO - From the SHE.africa by Sophia Bekele<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The recent announcement at the ICANN 50 London, by all stakeholder groups and constituencies comprising of ICANN's Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) to endorse a joint statement in support of the creation of an independent accountability mechanism "that provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community" is a very welcome development to the Multistakeholder framework. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140703_thank_you_gnso_from_the_she_dot_africa/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140703_thank_you_gnso_from_the_she_dot_africa/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.WANG - 15,000 Registrations on Day One of General Availability [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Zodiac Registry is pleased to announce that 15,000 .wang domain names have been registered during the first 24 hours of its General Availability, which started on 00:00, June 30, Beijing time. Within the first 2 hours, more than 7,000 domain names were taken.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/wang-15000-registrations-day-one/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/wang-15000-registrations-day-one/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/wang-15-000-registrations-day-one.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/wang-15-000-registrations-day-one.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"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft's Seizure of No-IP Domains Disrupted Criminals &amp; Innocents Alike<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft successfully disrupted roughly one-quarter of the APT actors Kaspersky monitors, but took down millions of innocent hostnames too.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/microsofts-seizure-of-no-ip-domains-disrupted-criminals-and-innocents-alike/d/d-id/1279079"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/microsofts-seizure-of-no-ip-domains-disrupted-criminals-and-innocents-alike/d/d-id/1279079</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">ICC International Centre for ADR reports record number of requests<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of requests filed with the International Centre for ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) surged in 2013 largely as a result of the mandate given to ICC by ICANN to administer disputes over new gTLDs. At the same time, the Centre handled a growing number of cases in its core areas of ADR, including mediation, as well as expertise and dispute boards.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2014/ICC-International-Centre-for-ADR-reports-record-number-of-requests/"><span>http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2014/ICC-International-Centre-for-ADR-reports-record-number-of-requests/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Delta Dental Goes After ... Everyone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you ever visited a dentist who went after every possible cavity with his drill &ndash; all in one visit? In this week&rsquo;s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decision, Delta Dental appears to have gone after every possible respondent &ndash; nine, to be exact &ndash; in one complaint.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">This type of consolidating can only be done where (i) the disputed domain names are subject to common ownership or control, and (ii) the consolidation would be fair and equitable to all parties.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/30/delta-dental-goes-after-everyone/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/30/delta-dental-goes-after-everyone/</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"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Taking the Training Wheels off ICANN, Human Rights Online, and the Networked Car<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet, according to the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, is different. Find out how and why in this Special Edition of the eco International Podcast. Gain insight into the perspectives of some of the many stakeholders involved in the international debate on Internet Governance, from their visit to Berlin in June for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance, hosted by eco. We hear from political, industry, Internet administration and human rights representatives, on what&rsquo;s important in deciding how the Internet will be run in the future.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/news/taking-the-training-wheels-off-icann-human-rights-online-and-the-networked-car.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/news/taking-the-training-wheels-off-icann-human-rights-online-and-the-networked-car.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">Minds + Machines files patent for &ldquo;Domain Name Registration and Resale&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + MachinesMinds + Machines Chairman Fred Krueger has filed a patent application for the resale of domain names, titled &ldquo;Domain Name Registration and Resale&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/krueger-patent/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/krueger-patent/</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 Fuels Marketing Power With New Ad Agency<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy</span><span> ...</span><span lang="EN"> has hired Barton F. Graf 9000 as its U.S. advertising agency-of-record. A new campaign featuring television and online ads is set to debut in September. Creative details are not being revealed, but the commercials will revolve around how GoDaddy helps small business owners leverage the power of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-fuels-marketing-power-with-new-ad-agency.aspx"><span>http://godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-fuels-marketing-power-with-new-ad-agency.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">GoDaddy Unveils 'Get Paid' To Help Small Businesses Get Paid Anytime, Anywhere By Any Method</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy</span><span> ...</span><span lang="EN"> unveiled Get Paid, a new offering designed to help small businesses &lsquo;get paid&rsquo; anytime, anywhere, and by any digital method. Get Paid is the newest addition to GoDaddy&rsquo;s family of technology solutions, which are designed to make it easier for small business owners to manage their business.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-unveils-get-paid-to-help-small-businesses-get-paid-anytime-anywhere-by-any-method.aspx"><span>http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-unveils-get-paid-to-help-small-businesses-get-paid-anytime-anywhere-by-any-method.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">Internet Society Seats New Board Members at Annual General Meeting in London<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Society is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees seated four new Board members at its Annual General Meeting, 27-28 June 2014. The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction for the Internet Society, as it seeks to achieve its mission of preserving and extending the open, resilient, global Internet accessible to everyone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-seats-new-board-members-annual-general-meeting-london"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-seats-new-board-members-annual-general-meeting-london</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko selected as Internet Society representatives on the NTIA/IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Society (ISOC) appoints Narelle Clark, Director of Operations- Deputy CEO for the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and Dr. Demi Getschko, CEO of the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br), as the ISOC representatives on the NTIA/IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/news/narelle-clark-and-demi-getschko-selected-internet-society-representatives-ntiaiana-stewardship"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/news/narelle-clark-and-demi-getschko-selected-internet-society-representatives-ntiaiana-stewardship</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 wants to patent way of onboarding new TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy has filed four patent applications describing methods for adding new TLDs to a registrar&rsquo;s offerings.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/godaddy-patent-new-tlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/godaddy-patent-new-tlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></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">Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to the Web. Here&rsquo;s what they said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What are the biggest threats to the Internet in the next 20 years? According to experts canvassed by Pew, the biggest threats aren't a rise in hacking attacks or new waves of Internet crime. They're government and big online corporations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/03/researchers-asked-1400-experts-to-describe-the-biggest-threats-to-the-web-heres-what-they-said/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/03/researchers-asked-1400-experts-to-describe-the-biggest-threats-to-the-web-heres-what-they-said/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Government crackdowns, surveillance could destroy the open web, Pew says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet as we know it faces several major dangers in the next 10 years, including interference from nation-states, an undermining of trust caused by governmental and corporate surveillance scandals and the corporate world&rsquo;s influence on its basic structure, according to a new report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2378598/security0/government-crackdowns-surveillance-could-destroy-the-open-web-pew-says.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2378598/security0/government-crackdowns-surveillance-could-destroy-the-open-web-pew-says.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">The Gurus Speak<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some of the most prominent and respected technology experts and analysts made far-ranging statements, encompassing many points. Their answers:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/07/03/the-gurus-speak-3/"><span>http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/07/03/the-gurus-speak-3/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 30 Jun 05:34 2014

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Countries Scramble for Internet Sovereignty as Icann Shifts

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/>

 

GAC rejects multistakeholderism, tells ICANN to ignore the GNSO

<http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso>

 

GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/>

 

IANA 2.0: Ensuring ICANN Accountability and Transparency for the Future

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann>

 

au: Steps for setting up your business

<http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html>

 

France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

<http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine>

 

What’s in a Name? How to secure the new Digital Addresses by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses>

 

Steam phishing attacks exploiting look-alike domain names

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html>

 

Australian companies hit by increasing number of cyber attacks

<http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html>

 

Akamai Releases First Quarter 2014 'State of the Internet' Report

<http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html>

 

Europe Leads With IPv6 Adoption, While DDoS Attacks Decline: Akamai

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/>

 

 

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Countries Scramble for Internet Sovereignty as Icann Shifts

Some governments are urging the US to ensure they retain a role in allocating country-specific Internet address suffixes— like .de for Germany— when the US relinquishes its oversight of the body that assigns web addresses as early as next year.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/>

 

The Internet Is Fracturing Into Separate Country-Specific Networks

The World Wide Web celebrated its 25th birthday recently. Today the global network serves almost 3 billion people, and hundreds of thousands more join each day. If the Internet were a country, its economy would be among the five largest in the world.

<http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/06/internet-fracturing-separate-country-specific-networks/87430/>

 

Clarity emerging on IANA transition by Milton Mueller

There were three big issues at the London ICANN meeting. The most important was the globalization of IANA; the second was the release of the Expert Working Group (EWG) report on Whois, privacy and future directory services. The least important, but equally contentious was the French revolt over geographical indicator protection in the .WINE/.VIN domain. This article focuses on the critical IANA transition issue; the others will be addressed later.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/28/clarity-emerging-on-iana-transition/>

 

The Essential Ingredient of Politics Is Timing by Byron Holland

The transition of the IANA contract oversight is, of course, the topic du jour at ICANN 50 in London. From the sessions to the hallway banter, it's the hottest topic I can recall in ICANN's history. It's an inherently over-the-top political topic, merging partisan politics in Washington with Internet governance. On numerous occasions in Singapore, Larry Strickling raised the domestic politicking on the part of the Republican Party regarding the IANA oversight transition, cautioning us of the discourse fuelled by opportunism.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140626_the_essential_ingredient_of_politics_is_timing/>

 

GAC rejects multistakeholderism, tells ICANN to ignore the GNSO

The Governmental Advisory Committee has advised ICANN to do as it’s told and stop listening to the views of other stakeholders, on the issue of protection mechanisms for the Red Cross.

<http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso>

 

China Launches Campaign To Control The Internet

China's communist government intends to impose on the Internet the same "guiding principles" it currently uses to stifle online dissent within China.

<http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/3487/20140626/china-launches-campaign-control-internet.htm>

 

Is NETmundial a lost opportunity?

Although successful in its own right, NETmundial meeting did not produce any outcome that is implementable inShare5 print msg September 2013. Miffed by the news of surveillance of Brazilian citizens and spying of world leaders by National Security Agency (NSA) of the US, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff cancelled on a meeting with US President Barack Obama.

<http://www.informationweek.in/informationweek/perspective/296732/netmundial-lost-opportunity>

 

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GAC Communiqué Issued at ICANN Meeting in London

The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) today issued its communiqué during ICANN's 50th public meeting in London.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-26-en>

 

New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 27 June 2014:

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-27jun14-en>

 

New EE Result Published:

1 Application Completed Extended Evaluation

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-27jun14-en>

 

ICANN Board Chair & CEO on London50

At the conclusion of ICANN's 50th public meeting in London, Board Chairman Stephen Crocker and President and CEO Fadi Chehadé reflect on its accomplishments and importance.

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

 

Notes from ICANN 50 – June 26

Timelines get pushed back, constituencies raise their voices, and ICANN sits up to listen – here is some of the latest coming out of ICANN 50.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/26/notes-from-icann-50-june-26/>

 

Summer of ICANN - On New gTLD Program’s Third Anniversary, Webinar Sheds Light On Progress, Role of Program In The Future of Internet Governance

June marks the beginning of summer, at least in the northern hemisphere – longer days, shorter nights and (depending on your internal thermostat) either life-affirming warmth or misery-inducing heat.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/27/summer-of-icann/>

 

GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

In an unprecedented development, all stakeholder groups and constituencies comprising ICANN”s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) unanimously endorsed a joint statement in support of the creation of an independent accountability mechanism “that provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community”. The statement was read aloud during a June 26th session on the IANA transition process held on the last day of the ICANN 50 public meeting in London.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/>

 

ICANN 50 Kicks Off in London by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

“The temperature in the room is warm and I suspect it will get a whole lot warmer before we are through.” So stated ICANN Board Chairman Steve Crocker at the beginning of the Board’s interaction with the GNSO Council on the afternoon of Sunday, June 22nd. Yet that dialogue never got beyond lukewarm. Both Crocker and CEO Fadi Chehade made clear that the recently published report of the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services, a complex proposal to replace the current WHOIS registrant data service, was just the beginning of a dialogue with the community — and that it was premature to begin a Policy Development Process (PDP) based upon it. The main dust-up regarding the EWG report was the omission of a dissent regarding insufficient privacy protections filed by one of the participating experts.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-50-kicks-off-in-london/>

 

IANA 2.0: Ensuring ICANN Accountability and Transparency for the Future

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) March 14, 2014, announcement proposing the transition of its legacy IANA stewardship role has presented ICANN multi-stakeholder community equal amounts of opportunity and responsibility. We have been handed a singular opportunity to define the terms of any stewardship transition and the fundamental responsibility to get it right.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann>

 

Call for independent accountability mechanism to oversee ICANN

In a rare instance of consensus amongst the GNSO's various stakeholder groups, the leaders of the body’s committee today called for the creation of an independent accountability mechanism that “provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community”.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3e4f785d-2f14-41a6-9433-c47f6c26830c>

 

Powerful body that runs Internet backbone mulls future [AFP]

Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the Internet.

<http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/417694/powerful-body-that-runs-internet-backbone-mulls-future>

<http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/06/27/icann-mulls-internets-future>

 

NRO response to ICANN call for public comments on Enhancing ICANN’s Accountability

Response from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) to ICANN’s Call for Public comments on Enhancing ICANN’s Accountability.

<http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-call-for-public-comments-on-enhancing-icanns-accountability>

 

Fireworks Erupt at ICANN’s London Meeting

Some unexpected fireworks emerged from the 50th public meeting of ICANN, held in London from June 22-26—fireworks that should be of interest to Congress as it considers the ramifications of the Obama administration’s announcement that it does not intend to renew its contract with ICANN.

<http://dailysignal.com/2014/06/29/fireworks-erupt-icanns-london-meeting/>

 

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au: Steps for setting up your business

... If you want to buy a .com.au or .net.au web address you will need to have an ABN. To register your domain name go to the .au Domain Administration Ltd (.auDA) website for links to registrars and resellers, and to confirm current fees and options.

<http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html>

 

.Com Breaks Through The 113.5 Million Domain Mark; Adding 500K Domains In 3 Months

According to zone file for the .com registry the number of .Com domain name registrations has passed 113.5 Million domains for the first time.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/26/com-breaks-through-the-113-5-million-domain-mark-adding-500k-domains-in-3-months/>

 

Infographic: How did .eu do in 2013?

This infographic offers a quick overview of some key performance indicators for the .eu TLD.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jun-2014/infographic-how-did-eu-do-2013>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/27/eurid-infographic-2014/>

 

fi: Newsletter 3/2014

Domain name regulation: The legislative proposal on the Code for Information Society and Communications Services is currently being discussed in the Finnish Parliament. The proposal contains possibilities to clarify by means of FICORA's regulation the sections that regulate domain name activities. The possibility to issue regulations concerns both technical specifications and the issues that typically change faster than it is necessary to change legislation.

<https://domain.fi/info/en/index/palveluntarjoajille/newsletter/2014/32014.html>

 

Local content: Expert tasks businesses on .ng adoption

An Information Technology expert, Mr. Austin Okere, has stressed the need for businesses, particularly small and medium enterprises in Nigeria to embrace the use of the Nigeria’s ccTLD, .ng in running their online business activities.

<http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/local-content-expert-tasks-businesses-on-ng-adoption/>

 

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France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

France says that “ICANN is no longer the appropriate forum to discuss Internet governance” after it failed to win support from other governments for special protections in .wine and .vin gTLDs.

<http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine>

 

Battle gets under way for control of the .eco domain name

As the French government erupted in anger after being denied .vin and .wine this week, another domain name battle was underway over .eco, with a coalition of environmental groups making a bid to control the name and pre-empt its auction to the highest bidder.

<http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/26/battle-dot-eco-domain-name-internet-green-groups>

 

Owning It

A recent article in AdWeek predicts that, “some key trends will push brands to build social media capabilities into their own websites and own, rather than rent, social interaction with their customers.” It makes sense for brands to own the raw data about their customers that otherwise would belong to a third-party. Owning data frees brands from changing algorithms and relying on others’ reports. It also makes sense within what looks like a larger trend of companies taking greater ownership of their digital footprints by owning .BRANDs.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/25/owning-it/>

 

NetNames: A Fragmented Internet Will Be Better For Business?

Over half of Internet users think new domain names will make it easier for them to find things online – says a survey with a vested interest

<http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/netnames-2020-internet-will-fragmented-better-business-148133>

 

What businesses need to know about new domain names

It's no secret that we live and work in an online era. A recent survey found that within five years, the majority (52%) of British consumers think that online presence will be the single most important asset to a brand, ahead of its logo, brand name or even physical presence, such as its shop front or office.

<http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/nominet-partner-zone/new-domain-names-nominet-uk>

 

What’s in a Name? How to secure the new Digital Addresses by Jennifer Wolfe

Digital marketers are likely aware or are starting to hear about new ideas in the domain space or digital addresses as I like to refer to them in marketing terms.

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses>

 

New gTLDs Pass One And A Third Million Registrations

The number of new gTLD registrations passed one and a third million registrations on 25 June as numbers continue to grow, reaching 1,360, 646 at the end of 29 June according nTLDstats.com, largely on the back of differing promotions for leading gTLDs .xyz and .berlin.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22559>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/new-gtlds-one-third-million/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/new-gtlds-pass-one-third-million.html>

 

NABP announces pharmacy domains

As the registry operator of the new .pharmacy domain, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, under a contract with ICANN, will soon provide a means for identifying safe online pharmacies and resources.

<http://drugstorenews.com/article/nabp-announces-pharmacy-domains-restricted-legitimate-pharmacies-may-be-ready-fall>

 

Continuing to Work in the Public Interest

The new gTLD program is one of the most significant developments in the history of the domain name system and Public Interest Registry is doing its part. We’ve already launched Cyrillic, Hindi and Chinese versions of .org and are working hard to bring .ngo and .ong to serve Non-Governmental Organizations later this fall. However, not all of our time and effort is focused on new domains.

<http://pir.org/continuing-to-work-in-the-public-interest/>

 

The .bzh GeoTLD is On-Line!

After ten years of work, the .bzh GeoTLD is now on-line. Brittany has thus become the first French region to have its own GeoTLD. The .bzh association as backers of the project, and the Regional Council, which has supported the initiative from the start, described the various stages of its deployment in a press conference on Thursday 26 June.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8008/show/the-bzh-geotld-is-on-line.html>

 

.XXX interview: Lessons on premium domains, marketing and more

Stuart Lawley of .XXX domain registry ICM Registry answers questions relevant to new TLD registries.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/xxx-interview/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Steam phishing attacks exploiting look-alike domain names

An ongoing series of phishing attacks against the Steam gaming community is making effective use of look-alike domains to trick users into surrendering their usernames and passwords. The fraudsters behind these attacks then attempt to bypass Steam's two-factor authentication with a malicious executable that is deceptively named SteamGuard.exe.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html>

 

Fighting cybercrime: Strategic cooperation agreement signed between ENISA and Europol

The heads of ENISA and Europol today signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, to facilitate closer cooperation and exchange of expertise in the fight against cybercrime.

<http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/fighting-cybercrime-strategic-cooperation-agreement-signed-between-enisa-and-europol>

 

Shortage of cybersecurity workers is a problem that will solve itself, study says

Talk to any recruiter in the Washington region and they will tell you cybersecurity jobs are among the most difficult for them to fill. Workers with the right skills are relatively hard to come by, and in a labor market dominated by the federal government and its contractors, they are in especially high demand.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/an-argument-that-the-shortage-of-cyber-workers-is-a-problem-that-will-solve-itself/2014/06/27/dbab364a-fe00-11e3-8176-f2c941cf35f1_story.html>

 

Symantec Launches Initiative to Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

Symantec today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound.

<http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20140624_01>

 

Australian companies hit by increasing number of cyber attacks

Cyber criminals are wreaking havoc with the IT systems of Australian enterprises, with six in 10 companies admitting they have suffered multiple system crashes lasting up to six hours, as the result of distributed denial-of-service attacks in the past year.

<http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Pay No Attention To That Trademark Behind The Curtain

This week’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decision began when a Russian mobile app developer, a Hong Kong-based wall poster company, and a UDRP panelist walked into a bar. Okay, okay – I’ll spare you the sad attempt at an IP joke, but this week’s decision does involve the above-mentioned parties and the domain name ifunny.com.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/23/pay-no-attention-to-that-trademark-behind-the-curtain/>

 

au: Hill & Smith Limited v. LB International Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2014-0008

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Hill & Smith Limited of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ("United Kingdom"), represented by Clayton Utz Solicitors, Australia. The Respondent is LB International Pty Ltd. of Girraween, New South Wales, Australia, self-represented. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The Disputed Domain Name <brifen.com.au> is registered with Domain Central Pty Ltd.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0008>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Akamai Releases First Quarter 2014 'State of the Internet' Report

Akamai Technologies, Inc. ... released its First Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, overall attack traffic, network connectivity/availability issues, and traffic patterns across leading Web properties and digital media providers. The report also includes insight into NTP reflection and WordPress XML-RPC pingback attacks, the status of IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 adoption, and global 4K readiness.

<http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html>

 

Europe Leads With IPv6 Adoption, While DDoS Attacks Decline: Akamai

Europe continues to lead in IPV6 adoption with eight of the top ten countries, the latest Akamai State of the Internet report finds while DDoS attacks decrease by 20 percent quarter-over-quarter, but rise 27 percent year-over-year.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22558>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai.html>

 

UK lags on IPv6 uptake, but broadband adoption rates improving

European nations are leading the way on iPv6 adoption, according to new figures released by internet services firm Akamai, with one notable exception: the UK is conspicuously absent from the list of those leading the adoption of IPv6.

<http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2352298/uk-lags-on-ipv6-uptake-but-broadband-adoption-rates-improving>

 

IPv6 usage is climbing in Europe, while Asian countries are most ready for 4K TV, says study [IDG]

Belgium is leading the world in IPv6 adoption, while South Korea and Japan are most ready for 4K video streaming, according to a report.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/>

 

It's time to get moving on IPv6 rollout [IDG]

As the dwindling number of IPv4 addresses starts to cause problems for organizations around the world, the time has come to roll out IPv6 on a larger scale and leave behind dead-end technologies that delay the inevitable, according to the chief of the regional Internet registry in the Asia-Pacific region.

<http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249396/It_s_time_to_get_moving_on_IPv6_rollout>

<http://www.techworld.com.au/article/548659/no_more_excuses_time_roll_ipv6_says_registry_boss/>

 

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What Google's latest business move means for trademark counsel

The news that Google is to get into the business of selling domain names will send shockwaves through the registrar world. However, the news is not only significant for the domain name industry - should the move greatly increase public awareness of (and engagement with) new gTLDs, it will also lead to an even bigger online world for trademark counsel to police.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=51e5dbc9-c100-47da-ac67-82283ab4f84c>

 

You can’t easily compare Rightside and GoDaddy

Demand Media is getting ready to spin off its domain name business, Rightside. Competitor GoDaddy recently filed its S-1 for an initial public offering.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/you-cant-easily-compare-rightside-and-godaddy/>

 

Is Key Systems running the new Google Registrar?

While the domain and tech industry is abuzz talking about how Google is launching their new own retail registrar in a private beta that is mostly being tested with the help of employees, DNN embarked on the journey to uncover what Google’s technical solution looks liked; and in turn discovered that it appears that the new registrar is built on Key Systems’s RRPProxy – a hosted registrar/reseller solution.

<http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/is-key-systems-running-the-new-google-registrar/24070>

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Facebook Tinkers With Users' Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry

Facebook routinely adjusts its users’ news feeds — testing out the number of ads they see or the size of photos that appear — often without their knowledge. It is all for the purpose, the company says, of creating a more alluring and useful product.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/technology/facebook-tinkers-with-users-emotions-in-news-feed-experiment-stirring-outcry.html>

 

Facebook reveals news feed experiment to control emotions

It already knows whether you are single or dating, the first school you went to and whether you like or loathe Justin Bieber. But now Facebook, the world's biggest social networking site, is facing a storm of protest after it revealed it had discovered how to make users feel happier or sadder with a few computer key strokes.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/29/facebook-users-emotions-news-feeds>

 

Facebook under fire over ‘creepy’ study on users’ emotions [AFP]

Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand “emotional contagion” in a study that has prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/facebook-under-fire-over-creepy-study-on-users-emotions/story-e6frgakx-1226971718517>

 

Should Facebook have experimented on 689,000 users and tried to make them sad?

In a move that has as many people puzzled as outraged, Facebook has published research that involved a deliberate attempt to manipulate the emotional state of 689,000 of its users. Experimenters from Facebook, Cornell University and the University of California, San Francisco conducted experiments over a week period in January 2012 in which they manipulated the contents of users' News Feeds, screening out posts that had emotional content. The results of the study have recently been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

<http://theconversation.com/should-facebook-have-experimented-on-689-000-users-and-tried-to-make-them-sad-28485>

 

Facebook admits manipulating 689,003 users’ emotions in psychology experiment

A new research paper has revealed two startling pieces of information. First, it disclosed that Facebook manipulated the News Feeds of nearly 700,000 English-speaking users in a research study on emotional states. Second, the study (found in PNAS) suggests that emotional contagion can happen without “direct interaction between people.”

<http://www.salon.com/2014/06/29/facebook_admits_it_manipulated_689003_users_emotions_in_psychology_experiment/>

 

Outrage over Facebook experiment

... Netsafe director Martin Cocker said Facebook already organised posts that users see and the study is a extension of that.

<http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/248542/outrage-over-facebook-experiment>

 

Facebook is 69% male and mostly white

Like many of its Silicon Valley peers, Facebook's workforce and management team is overwhelmingly white and male, according to the social media giant's first diversity report.

<http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/26/technology/facebook-diversity/index.html>

 

Like other tech giants, Facebook is very white and very male

Facebook has followed Google and Yahoo in revealing just how diverse its workforce is, and just like the other two tech giants, it’s a whole lot white and a whole lot male.

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369700/like-other-tech-giants-facebook-is-very-white-and-very-male.html>

 

Facebook releases diversity figures: They look a lot like Google’s and Yahoo’s

For the first time ever, Facebook released its workplace diversity figures. The numbers were made public yesterday, in a blog post written by Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams. The company is mostly male, white and Asian.

<http://www.salon.com/2014/06/26/facebook_releases_diversity_figures_they_look_a_lot_like_googles_and_yahoos/>

 

Bing positions itself as go-to destination for Twitter search

Through its exclusive relationship with Twitter, Microsoft said its Bing search engine will provide a front door into Twitter’s timeline.

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369328/bing-positions-itself-as-go-to-destination-for-twitter-search.html>

 

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Aussies, Kiwis keep email and PINs secure, but don't properly dispose bank statements: global study

Aussies and Kiwis are good at ignoring phishing emails and not writing down their personal identification numbers (PINs), but lax when it comes to throwing away paper bank statements, according to the findings of a global study.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/>

 

au: 59% of businesses experienced data loss from malware on unlicensed software: survey

Almost 60 per cent of IT businesses experienced a data loss following a malware attack on unlicensed software in 2013, according to a global survey by BSA The Software Alliance.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548604/59_businesses_experienced_data_loss_from_malware_unlicensed_software_survey/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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E-voting experiments end in Norway amid security fears

Norway is ending trials of e-voting systems used in national and local elections.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28055678>

 

France passes “anti-Amazon” bill aimed at helping small bookstores

French lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday with the goal of helping small bookstores.

<http://www.salon.com/2014/06/27/france_passes_anti_amazon_bill_aimed_at_helping_small_bookstores/>

 

Australian govt releases draft guide to responsible data analytics

The Australian government has released a draft guide to responsible data analytics for agencies and government analysts to help them operate within a safe and acceptable framework as they work to expand their big data capabilities.

<http://www.zdnet.com/australian-govt-releases-draft-guide-to-responsible-data-analytics-7000030996/>

 

Austrian court axes data retention law following EU high court ruling [IDG]

A court in Austria has ruled that the country's data retention law is unconstitutional as it violates fundamental European privacy rights.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/>

 

nz: Internet Party raises interesting points about three-strikes law, copyright

I'm not a fan of the Internet Party on a number of levels, but its draft copyright policy contains a couple of ideas worthy of discussion.

<http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/internet-party-raises-interesting-points-about-three-strikes-law-copyright>

 

Google pays $227,074 of tax in New Zealand

Google Inc is paying more tax in New Zealand than previously but its $227,074 tax bill in 2013 isn’t likely to stress a company with US$15.42 billion of revenue globally in the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

<http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/google-pays-227074-tax-new-zealand-md-158111>

 

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Australia tumbles in Akamai broadband rankings

Australia has fallen in broadband connectivity rankings measured by Akamai, according to the company’s latest State of the Internet report.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548708/australia_tumbles_akamai_broadband_rankings/>

 

Search to unearth Google Australia directors returns '0'

... For the past three weeks, via a dozen phone calls and emails, Google's spokespeople have sworn black and blue that the company ''paid $7.1 million tax'' last year. This had been triple-checked with internal and external parties, and with Ernst & Young, the auditor, too, we were told.

<http://www.smh.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html>

<http://www.watoday.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html>

 

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Australia's average connection speed up 39 percent YoY: Akamai

Akamai Technologies' First Quarter 2014 State of the Internet Report showed that Australia's average connection speed reached 6.0Mbps during the first quarter of 2014.

<http://www.zdnet.com/australias-average-connection-speed-up-39-percent-yoy-akamai-7000030990/>

 

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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">Countries Scramble for Internet Sovereignty as Icann Shifts<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-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">IANA 2.0: Ensuring ICANN Accountability and Transparency for the Future<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_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">au: Steps for setting up your business<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.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">France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine"><span>http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-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">What&rsquo;s in a Name? How to secure the new Digital Addresses by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-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">Steam phishing attacks exploiting look-alike domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.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">Australian companies hit by increasing number of cyber attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html"><span>http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.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">Akamai Releases First Quarter 2014 'State of the Internet' Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html"><span>http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.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">Europe Leads With IPv6 Adoption, While DDoS Attacks Decline: Akamai<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/</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">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Countries Scramble for Internet Sovereignty as Icann Shifts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some governments are urging the US to ensure they retain a role in allocating country-specific Internet address suffixes&mdash; like .de for Germany&mdash; when the US relinquishes its oversight of the body that assigns web addresses as early as next year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/</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 Internet Is Fracturing Into Separate Country-Specific Networks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The World Wide Web celebrated its 25th birthday recently. Today the global network serves almost 3 billion people, and hundreds of thousands more join each day. If the Internet were a country, its economy would be among the five largest in the world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/06/internet-fracturing-separate-country-specific-networks/87430/"><span>http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/06/internet-fracturing-separate-country-specific-networks/87430/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clarity emerging on IANA transition by Milton Mueller</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There were three big issues at the London ICANN meeting. The most important was the globalization of IANA; the second was the release of the Expert Working Group (EWG) report on Whois, privacy and future directory services. The least important, but equally contentious was the French revolt over geographical indicator protection in the .WINE/.VIN domain. This article focuses on the critical IANA transition issue; the others will be addressed later.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/28/clarity-emerging-on-iana-transition/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/28/clarity-emerging-on-iana-transition/</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 Essential Ingredient of Politics Is Timing by Byron Holland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The transition of the IANA contract oversight is, of course, the topic du jour at ICANN 50 in London. From the sessions to the hallway banter, it's the hottest topic I can recall in ICANN's history. It's an inherently over-the-top political topic, merging partisan politics in Washington with Internet governance. On numerous occasions in Singapore, Larry Strickling raised the domestic politicking on the part of the Republican Party regarding the IANA oversight transition, cautioning us of the discourse fuelled by opportunism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140626_the_essential_ingredient_of_politics_is_timing/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140626_the_essential_ingredient_of_politics_is_timing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GAC rejects multistakeholderism, tells ICANN to ignore the GNSO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Governmental Advisory Committee has advised ICANN to do as it&rsquo;s told and stop listening to the views of other stakeholders, on the issue of protection mechanisms for the Red Cross.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso"><span>http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso</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 Launches Campaign To Control The Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">China's communist government intends to impose on the Internet the same "guiding principles" it currently uses to stifle online dissent within China.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/3487/20140626/china-launches-campaign-control-internet.htm"><span>http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/3487/20140626/china-launches-campaign-control-internet.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">Is NETmundial a lost opportunity?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Although successful in its own right, NETmundial meeting did not produce any outcome that is implementable inShare5 print msg September 2013. Miffed by the news of surveillance of Brazilian citizens and spying of world leaders by National Security Agency (NSA) of the US, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff cancelled on a meeting with US President Barack Obama.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.informationweek.in/informationweek/perspective/296732/netmundial-lost-opportunity"><span>http://www.informationweek.in/informationweek/perspective/296732/netmundial-lost-opportunity</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">GAC Communiqu&eacute; Issued at ICANN Meeting in London<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) today issued its communiqu&eacute; during ICANN's 50th public meeting in London.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-26-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-26-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">New Contracting Statistics Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 27 June 2014:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-27jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-27jun14-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">New EE Result Published:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1 Application Completed Extended Evaluation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-27jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-27jun14-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 Board Chair &amp; CEO on London50<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the conclusion of ICANN's 50th public meeting in London, Board Chairman Stephen Crocker and President and CEO Fadi Chehad&eacute; reflect on its accomplishments and importance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdFslfSmmQc"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdFslfSmmQc</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Notes from ICANN 50 &ndash; June 26<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Timelines get pushed back, constituencies raise their voices, and ICANN sits up to listen &ndash; here is some of the latest coming out of ICANN 50.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/26/notes-from-icann-50-june-26/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/26/notes-from-icann-50-june-26/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Summer of ICANN - On New gTLD Program&rsquo;s Third Anniversary, Webinar Sheds Light On Progress, Role of Program In The Future of Internet Governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">June marks the beginning of summer, at least in the northern hemisphere &ndash; longer days, shorter nights and (depending on your internal thermostat) either life-affirming warmth or misery-inducing heat.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/27/summer-of-icann/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/27/summer-of-icann/</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">GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In an unprecedented development, all stakeholder groups and constituencies comprising ICANN&rdquo;s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) unanimously endorsed a joint statement in support of the creation of an independent accountability mechanism &ldquo;that provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community&rdquo;. The statement was read aloud during a June 26th session on the IANA transition process held on the last day of the ICANN 50 public meeting in London.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-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">ICANN 50 Kicks Off in London by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;The temperature in the room is warm and I suspect it will get a whole lot warmer before we are through.&rdquo; So stated ICANN Board Chairman Steve Crocker at the beginning of the Board&rsquo;s interaction with the GNSO Council on the afternoon of Sunday, June 22nd. Yet that dialogue never got beyond lukewarm. Both Crocker and CEO Fadi Chehade made clear that the recently published report of the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services, a complex proposal to replace the current WHOIS registrant data service, was just the beginning of a dialogue with the community &mdash; and that it was premature to begin a Policy Development Process (PDP) based upon it. The main dust-up regarding the EWG report was the omission of a dissent regarding insufficient privacy protections filed by one of the participating experts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-50-kicks-off-in-london/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-50-kicks-off-in-london/</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">IANA 2.0: Ensuring ICANN Accountability and Transparency for the Future<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The National Telecommunications and Information Administration&rsquo;s (NTIA) March 14, 2014, announcement proposing the transition of its legacy IANA stewardship role has presented ICANN multi-stakeholder community equal amounts of opportunity and responsibility. We have been handed a singular opportunity to define the terms of any stewardship transition and the fundamental responsibility to get it right.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_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">Call for independent accountability mechanism to oversee ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a rare instance of consensus amongst the GNSO's various stakeholder groups, the leaders of the body&rsquo;s committee today called for the creation of an independent accountability mechanism that &ldquo;provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3e4f785d-2f14-41a6-9433-c47f6c26830c"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3e4f785d-2f14-41a6-9433-c47f6c26830c</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Powerful body that runs Internet backbone mulls future [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/417694/powerful-body-that-runs-internet-backbone-mulls-future"><span>http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/417694/powerful-body-that-runs-internet-backbone-mulls-future</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/06/27/icann-mulls-internets-future"><span>http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/06/27/icann-mulls-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">NRO response to ICANN call for public comments on Enhancing ICANN&rsquo;s Accountability<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Response from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) to ICANN&rsquo;s Call for Public comments on Enhancing ICANN&rsquo;s Accountability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-call-for-public-comments-on-enhancing-icanns-accountability"><span>http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-call-for-public-comments-on-enhancing-icanns-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">Fireworks Erupt at ICANN&rsquo;s London Meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some unexpected fireworks emerged from the 50th public meeting of ICANN, held in London from June 22-26&mdash;fireworks that should be of interest to Congress as it considers the ramifications of the Obama administration&rsquo;s announcement that it does not intend to renew its contract with ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dailysignal.com/2014/06/29/fireworks-erupt-icanns-london-meeting/"><span>http://dailysignal.com/2014/06/29/fireworks-erupt-icanns-london-meeting/</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: Steps for setting up your business<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... If you want to buy a .com.au or .net.au web address you will need to have an ABN. To register your domain name go to the .au Domain Administration Ltd (.auDA) website for links to registrars and resellers, and to confirm current fees and options.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.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 Breaks Through The 113.5 Million Domain Mark; Adding 500K Domains In 3 Months<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">According to zone file for the .com registry the number of .Com domain name registrations has passed 113.5 Million domains for the first time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/26/com-breaks-through-the-113-5-million-domain-mark-adding-500k-domains-in-3-months/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/26/com-breaks-through-the-113-5-million-domain-mark-adding-500k-domains-in-3-months/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Infographic: How did .eu do in 2013?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This infographic offers a quick overview of some key performance indicators for the .eu TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jun-2014/infographic-how-did-eu-do-2013"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jun-2014/infographic-how-did-eu-do-2013</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/27/eurid-infographic-2014/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/27/eurid-infographic-2014/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">fi: Newsletter 3/2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name regulation: The legislative proposal on the Code for Information Society and Communications Services is currently being discussed in the Finnish Parliament. The proposal contains possibilities to clarify by means of FICORA's regulation the sections that regulate domain name activities. The possibility to issue regulations concerns both technical specifications and the issues that typically change faster than it is necessary to change legislation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://domain.fi/info/en/index/palveluntarjoajille/newsletter/2014/32014.html"><span>https://domain.fi/info/en/index/palveluntarjoajille/newsletter/2014/32014.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">Local content: Expert tasks businesses on .ng adoption<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Information Technology expert, Mr. Austin Okere, has stressed the need for businesses, particularly small and medium enterprises in Nigeria to embrace the use of the Nigeria&rsquo;s ccTLD, .ng in running their online business activities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/local-content-expert-tasks-businesses-on-ng-adoption/"><span>http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/local-content-expert-tasks-businesses-on-ng-adoption/</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">France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">France says that &ldquo;ICANN is no longer the appropriate forum to discuss Internet governance&rdquo; after it failed to win support from other governments for special protections in .wine and .vin gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine"><span>http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-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">Battle gets under way for control of the .eco domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the French government erupted in anger after being denied .vin and .wine this week, another domain name battle was underway over .eco, with a coalition of environmental groups making a bid to control the name and pre-empt its auction to the highest bidder.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/26/battle-dot-eco-domain-name-internet-green-groups"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/26/battle-dot-eco-domain-name-internet-green-groups</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Owning It<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A recent article in AdWeek predicts that, &ldquo;some key trends will push brands to build social media capabilities into their own websites and own, rather than rent, social interaction with their customers.&rdquo;</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">It makes sense for brands to own the raw data about their customers that otherwise would belong to a third-party. Owning data frees brands from changing algorithms and relying on others&rsquo; reports. It also makes sense within what looks like a larger trend of companies taking greater ownership of their digital footprints by owning .BRANDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/25/owning-it/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/25/owning-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">NetNames: A Fragmented Internet Will Be Better For Business?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over half of Internet users think new domain names will make it easier for them to find things online &ndash; says a survey with a vested interest<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/netnames-2020-internet-will-fragmented-better-business-148133"><span>http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/netnames-2020-internet-will-fragmented-better-business-148133</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What businesses need to know about new domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's no secret that we live and work in an online era. A recent survey found that within five years, the majority (52%) of British consumers think that online presence will be the single most important asset to a brand, ahead of its logo, brand name or even physical presence, such as its shop front or office. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/nominet-partner-zone/new-domain-names-nominet-uk"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/nominet-partner-zone/new-domain-names-nominet-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">What&rsquo;s in a Name? How to secure the new Digital Addresses by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Digital marketers are likely aware or are starting to hear about new ideas in the domain space or digital addresses as I like to refer to them in marketing terms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-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">New gTLDs Pass One And A Third Million Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of new gTLD registrations passed one and a third million registrations on 25 June as numbers continue to grow, reaching 1,360, 646 at the end of 29 June according nTLDstats.com, largely on the back of differing promotions for leading gTLDs .xyz and .berlin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22559"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22559</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/new-gtlds-one-third-million/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/new-gtlds-one-third-million/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/new-gtlds-pass-one-third-million.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/new-gtlds-pass-one-third-million.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">NABP announces pharmacy domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the registry operator of the new .pharmacy domain, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, under a contract with </span><span>ICANN</span><span lang="EN">, will soon provide a means for identifying safe online pharmacies and resources.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://drugstorenews.com/article/nabp-announces-pharmacy-domains-restricted-legitimate-pharmacies-may-be-ready-fall"><span>http://drugstorenews.com/article/nabp-announces-pharmacy-domains-restricted-legitimate-pharmacies-may-be-ready-fall</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">Continuing to Work in the Public Interest<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new gTLD program is one of the most significant developments in the history of the domain name system and Public Interest Registry is doing its part. We&rsquo;ve already launched Cyrillic, Hindi and Chinese versions of .org and are working hard to bring .ngo and .ong to serve Non-Governmental Organizations later this fall. However, not all of our time and effort is focused on new domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://pir.org/continuing-to-work-in-the-public-interest/"><span>http://pir.org/continuing-to-work-in-the-public-interest/</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 .bzh GeoTLD is On-Line!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After ten years of work, the .bzh GeoTLD is now on-line. Brittany has thus become the first French region to have its own GeoTLD. The .bzh association as backers of the project, and the Regional Council, which has supported the initiative from the start, described the various stages of its deployment in a press conference on Thursday 26 June.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8008/show/the-bzh-geotld-is-on-line.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8008/show/the-bzh-geotld-is-on-line.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">.XXX interview: Lessons on premium domains, marketing and more<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stuart Lawley of .XXX domain registry ICM Registry answers questions relevant to new TLD registries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/xxx-interview/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/xxx-interview/</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">Steam phishing attacks exploiting look-alike domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An ongoing series of phishing attacks against the Steam gaming community is making effective use of look-alike domains to trick users into surrendering their usernames and passwords. The fraudsters behind these attacks then attempt to bypass Steam's two-factor authentication with a malicious executable that is deceptively named SteamGuard.exe.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.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">Fighting cybercrime: Strategic cooperation agreement signed between ENISA and Europol<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">The heads of ENISA and Europol today signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Europol&rsquo;s headquarters in The Hague, to facilitate closer cooperation and exchange of expertise in the fight against cybercrime.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/fighting-cybercrime-strategic-cooperation-agreement-signed-between-enisa-and-europol"><span>http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/fighting-cybercrime-strategic-cooperation-agreement-signed-between-enisa-and-europol</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shortage of cybersecurity workers is a problem that will solve itself, study says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Talk to any recruiter in the Washington region and they will tell you cybersecurity jobs are among the most difficult for them to fill. Workers with the right skills are relatively hard to come by, and in a labor market dominated by the federal government and its contractors, they are in especially high demand.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/an-argument-that-the-shortage-of-cyber-workers-is-a-problem-that-will-solve-itself/2014/06/27/dbab364a-fe00-11e3-8176-f2c941cf35f1_story.html"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/an-argument-that-the-shortage-of-cyber-workers-is-a-problem-that-will-solve-itself/2014/06/27/dbab364a-fe00-11e3-8176-f2c941cf35f1_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">Symantec Launches Initiative to Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Symantec today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20140624_01"><span>http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20140624_01</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian companies hit by increasing number of cyber attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber criminals are wreaking havoc with the IT systems of Australian enterprises, with six in 10 companies admitting they have suffered multiple system crashes lasting up to six hours, as the result of distributed denial-of-service attacks in the past year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html"><span>http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.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 DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pay No Attention To That Trademark Behind The Curtain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week&rsquo;s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decision began when a Russian mobile app developer, a Hong Kong-based wall poster company, and a UDRP panelist walked into a bar. Okay, okay &ndash; I&rsquo;ll spare you the sad attempt at an IP joke, but this week&rsquo;s decision does involve the above-mentioned parties and the domain name ifunny.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/23/pay-no-attention-to-that-trademark-behind-the-curtain/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/23/pay-no-attention-to-that-trademark-behind-the-curtain/</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">au: Hill &amp; Smith Limited v. LB International Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2014-0008</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Hill &amp; Smith Limited of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ("United Kingdom"), represented by Clayton Utz Solicitors, Australia. The Respondent is LB International Pty Ltd. of Girraween, New South Wales, Australia, self-represented. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The Disputed Domain Name &lt;brifen.com.au&gt; is registered with Domain Central 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=DAU2014-0008"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0008</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">Akamai Releases First Quarter 2014 'State of the Internet' Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai Technologies, Inc. </span><span>... </span><span lang="EN">released its First Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform&trade;, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, overall attack traffic, network connectivity/availability issues, and traffic patterns across leading Web properties and digital media providers. The report also includes insight into NTP reflection and WordPress XML-RPC pingback attacks, the status of IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 adoption, and global 4K readiness.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html"><span>http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.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">Europe Leads With IPv6 Adoption, While DDoS Attacks Decline: Akamai<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Europe continues to lead in IPV6 adoption with eight of the top ten countries, the latest Akamai State of the Internet report finds while DDoS attacks decrease by 20 percent quarter-over-quarter, but rise 27 percent year-over-year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22558"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22558</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai.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">UK lags on IPv6 uptake, but broadband adoption rates improving<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European nations are leading the way on iPv6 adoption, according to new figures released by internet services firm Akamai, with one notable exception: the UK is conspicuously absent from the list of those leading the adoption of IPv6.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2352298/uk-lags-on-ipv6-uptake-but-broadband-adoption-rates-improving"><span>http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2352298/uk-lags-on-ipv6-uptake-but-broadband-adoption-rates-improving</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv6 usage is climbing in Europe, while Asian countries are most ready for 4K TV, says study [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Belgium is leading the world in IPv6 adoption, while South Korea and Japan are most ready for 4K video streaming, according to a report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's time to get moving on IPv6 rollout [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the dwindling number of IPv4 addresses starts to cause problems for organizations around the world, the time has come to roll out IPv6 on a larger scale and leave behind dead-end technologies that delay the inevitable, according to the chief of the regional Internet registry in the Asia-Pacific region.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249396/It_s_time_to_get_moving_on_IPv6_rollout"><span>http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249396/It_s_time_to_get_moving_on_IPv6_rollout</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techworld.com.au/article/548659/no_more_excuses_time_roll_ipv6_says_registry_boss/"><span>http://www.techworld.com.au/article/548659/no_more_excuses_time_roll_ipv6_says_registry_boss/</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 Google's latest business move means for trademark counsel <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The news that Google is to get into the business of selling domain names will send shockwaves through the registrar world. However, the news is not only significant for the domain name industry - should the move greatly increase public awareness of (and engagement with) new gTLDs, it will also lead to an even bigger online world for trademark counsel to police.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=51e5dbc9-c100-47da-ac67-82283ab4f84c"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=51e5dbc9-c100-47da-ac67-82283ab4f84c</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You can&rsquo;t easily compare Rightside and GoDaddy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Demand Media is getting ready to spin off its domain name business, Rightside. Competitor GoDaddy recently filed its S-1 for an initial public offering.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/you-cant-easily-compare-rightside-and-godaddy/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/you-cant-easily-compare-rightside-and-godaddy/</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 Key Systems running the new Google Registrar?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While the domain and tech industry is abuzz talking about how Google is launching their new own retail registrar in a private beta that is mostly being tested with the help of employees, DNN embarked on the journey to uncover what Google&rsquo;s technical solution looks liked; and in turn discovered that it appears that the new registrar is built on Key Systems&rsquo;s RRPProxy &ndash; a hosted registrar/reseller solution.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/is-key-systems-running-the-new-google-registrar/24070"><span>http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/is-key-systems-running-the-new-google-registrar/24070</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">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook Tinkers With Users' Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook routinely adjusts its users&rsquo; news feeds &mdash; testing out the number of ads they see or the size of photos that appear &mdash; often without their knowledge. It is all for the purpose, the company says, of creating a more alluring and useful product.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/technology/facebook-tinkers-with-users-emotions-in-news-feed-experiment-stirring-outcry.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/technology/facebook-tinkers-with-users-emotions-in-news-feed-experiment-stirring-outcry.html</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">Facebook reveals news feed experiment to control emotions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It already knows whether you are single or dating, the first school you went to and whether you like or loathe Justin Bieber. But now Facebook, the world's biggest social networking site, is facing a storm of protest after it revealed it had discovered how to make users feel happier or sadder with a few computer key strokes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/29/facebook-users-emotions-news-feeds"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/29/facebook-users-emotions-news-feeds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook under fire over &lsquo;creepy&rsquo; study on users&rsquo; emotions [AFP]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand &ldquo;emotional contagion&rdquo; in a study that has prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/facebook-under-fire-over-creepy-study-on-users-emotions/story-e6frgakx-1226971718517"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/facebook-under-fire-over-creepy-study-on-users-emotions/story-e6frgakx-1226971718517</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Should Facebook have experimented on 689,000 users and tried to make them sad?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a move that has as many people puzzled as outraged, Facebook has published research that involved a deliberate attempt to manipulate the emotional state of 689,000 of its users. Experimenters from Facebook, Cornell University and the University of California, San Francisco conducted experiments over a week period in January 2012 in which they manipulated the contents of users' News Feeds, screening out posts that had emotional content. The results of the study have recently been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://theconversation.com/should-facebook-have-experimented-on-689-000-users-and-tried-to-make-them-sad-28485"><span>http://theconversation.com/should-facebook-have-experimented-on-689-000-users-and-tried-to-make-them-sad-28485</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook admits manipulating 689,003 users&rsquo; emotions in psychology experiment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new research paper has revealed two startling pieces of information. First, it disclosed that Facebook manipulated the News Feeds of nearly 700,000 English-speaking users in a research study on emotional states. Second, the study (found in PNAS) suggests that emotional contagion can happen without &ldquo;direct interaction between people.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/06/29/facebook_admits_it_manipulated_689003_users_emotions_in_psychology_experiment/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/06/29/facebook_admits_it_manipulated_689003_users_emotions_in_psychology_experiment/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Outrage over Facebook experiment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Netsafe director Martin Cocker said Facebook already organised posts that users see and the study is a extension of that.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/248542/outrage-over-facebook-experiment"><span>http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/248542/outrage-over-facebook-experiment</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook is 69% male and mostly white<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Like many of its Silicon Valley peers, Facebook's workforce and management team is overwhelmingly white and male, according to the social media giant's first diversity report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/26/technology/facebook-diversity/index.html"><span>http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/26/technology/facebook-diversity/index.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">Like other tech giants, Facebook is very white and very male<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook has followed Google and Yahoo in revealing just how diverse its workforce is, and just like the other two tech giants, it&rsquo;s a whole lot white and a whole lot male.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369700/like-other-tech-giants-facebook-is-very-white-and-very-male.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369700/like-other-tech-giants-facebook-is-very-white-and-very-male.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">Facebook releases diversity figures: They look a lot like Google&rsquo;s and Yahoo&rsquo;s<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the first time ever, Facebook released its workplace diversity figures. The numbers were made public yesterday, in a blog post written by Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams. The company is mostly male, white and Asian.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/06/26/facebook_releases_diversity_figures_they_look_a_lot_like_googles_and_yahoos/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/06/26/facebook_releases_diversity_figures_they_look_a_lot_like_googles_and_yahoos/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bing positions itself as go-to destination for Twitter search<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Through its exclusive relationship with Twitter, Microsoft said its Bing search engine will provide a front door into Twitter&rsquo;s timeline.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369328/bing-positions-itself-as-go-to-destination-for-twitter-search.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369328/bing-positions-itself-as-go-to-destination-for-twitter-search.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Aussies, Kiwis keep email and PINs secure, but don't properly dispose bank statements: global study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Aussies and Kiwis are good at ignoring phishing emails and not writing down their personal identification numbers (PINs), but lax when it comes to throwing away paper bank statements, according to the findings of a global study.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/</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: 59% of businesses experienced data loss from malware on unlicensed software: survey</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Almost 60 per cent of IT businesses experienced a data loss following a malware attack on unlicensed software in 2013, according to a global survey by BSA The Software Alliance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548604/59_businesses_experienced_data_loss_from_malware_unlicensed_software_survey/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548604/59_businesses_experienced_data_loss_from_malware_unlicensed_software_survey/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">E-voting experiments end in Norway amid security fears<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Norway is ending trials of e-voting systems used in national and local elections.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28055678"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28055678</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 passes &ldquo;anti-Amazon&rdquo; bill aimed at helping small bookstores<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">French lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday with the goal of helping small bookstores.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/06/27/france_passes_anti_amazon_bill_aimed_at_helping_small_bookstores/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/06/27/france_passes_anti_amazon_bill_aimed_at_helping_small_bookstores/</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">Australian govt releases draft guide to responsible data analytics<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian government has released a draft guide to responsible data analytics for agencies and government analysts to help them operate within a safe and acceptable framework as they work to expand their big data capabilities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/australian-govt-releases-draft-guide-to-responsible-data-analytics-7000030996/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/australian-govt-releases-draft-guide-to-responsible-data-analytics-7000030996/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Austrian court axes data retention law following EU high court ruling [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A court in Austria has ruled that the country's data retention law is unconstitutional as it violates fundamental European privacy rights.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/</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: Internet Party raises interesting points about three-strikes law, copyright<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I'm not a fan of the Internet Party on a number of levels, but its draft copyright policy contains a couple of ideas worthy of discussion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/internet-party-raises-interesting-points-about-three-strikes-law-copyright"><span>http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/internet-party-raises-interesting-points-about-three-strikes-law-copyright</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 pays $227,074 of tax in New Zealand<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Inc is paying more tax in New Zealand than previously but its $227,074 tax bill in 2013 isn&rsquo;t likely to stress a company with US$15.42 billion of revenue globally in the quarter ended March 31, 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/google-pays-227074-tax-new-zealand-md-158111"><span>http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/google-pays-227074-tax-new-zealand-md-158111</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">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia tumbles in Akamai broadband rankings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia has fallen in broadband connectivity rankings measured by Akamai, according to the company&rsquo;s latest State of the Internet report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548708/australia_tumbles_akamai_broadband_rankings/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548708/australia_tumbles_akamai_broadband_rankings/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Search to unearth Google Australia directors returns '0'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... For the past three weeks, via a dozen phone calls and emails, Google's spokespeople have sworn black and blue that the company ''paid $7.1 million tax'' last year. This had been triple-checked with internal and external parties, and with Ernst &amp; Young, the auditor, too, we were told.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.watoday.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html"><span>http://www.watoday.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.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">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia's average connection speed up 39 percent YoY: Akamai<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai Technologies' First Quarter 2014 State of the Internet Report showed that Australia's average connection speed reached 6.0Mbps during the first quarter of 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/australias-average-connection-speed-up-39-percent-yoy-akamai-7000030990/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/australias-average-connection-speed-up-39-percent-yoy-akamai-7000030990/</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
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Internet Governance: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation by Daniel Sepulveda

<http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html>

 

Life begins at 50: keeping the Internet unified, open, and inclusive by Neelie KROES

<https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive>

 

Net regulator: Push for govts to control web will be ‘dead on arrival’ [AFP]

<http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/>

 

Working with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet>

 

When New TLDs Meet Legacy TLDs

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/>

 

All New gTLD Registrations Should be Subject to Sunrise Periods – Even Reserved Names.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/>

 

Brands ponder their future role in the ICANN environment

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2>

 

Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

<http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice>

 

France lashes out at internet naming body Icann

<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html>

 

Wine makers fight new website suffixes

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845>

 

Governments in combative mood over gTLD safeguard mechanisms

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6>

 

au: Domain squatting mummy blogger: ‘This was one of the worst days of my life’

<http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617>

 

au: How to protect your business online

<http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html>

 

 

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Internet Governance: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation by Daniel Sepulveda

One of the issues at the center of discussions over the future of Internet governance is how multilateral and multistakeholder institutions with an interest in working on Internet-related issues can coexist without duplication or conflict and without threatening to undermine the Internet and its promise. In an ideal world, each would learn from the other, and the activity of one would only add value to the other.

<http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html>

 

Life begins at 50: keeping the Internet unified, open, and inclusive by Neelie KROES

I and many others recently met to discuss the future of global Internet governance at the NETmundial conference in Brazil. Next week is the next milestone in the roadmap we set out there: the 50th meeting of ICANN, and the High Level Governmental Meeting of ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee on Monday 23rd. I thank the UK government and Minister Ed Vaizey for hosting such significant events in Europe, and would like to remind you all – colleagues, friends, stakeholders and Internet users of all kinds – why this is important.

<https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive>

 

Net regulator: Push for govts to control web will be ‘dead on arrival’ [AFP]

The head of the Internet regulator says a push from China and Russia for governments to control the web will be “dead on arrival” but that he hopes a consensus will emerge before the United States cedes its oversight role.

<http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/>

<http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/icann-says-the-push-for-government-control-is-dead-544399>

<http://news.ph.msn.com/lifestyle/net-regulator-says-push-for-government-control-is-dead-11>

 

Working with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling

Three years ago this month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) endorsed a set of principles that encouraged its members to implement policies that call for a common approach to Internet policymaking that center on ensuring the openness of the Internet. The Internet Policymaking Principles (IPPs) include many of the same principles the United States has long advocated in its approach to Internet policymaking, standards and governance including calls to ensure the openness of the Internet, protect and promote the free flow of information on the Internet, and use of the multistakeholder approach to tackle Internet policy challenges.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet>

 

Why Brazil may rule the Internet

Cruising the World Wide Web has been an American adventure from the start, with the United States and its tech community in the driver's seat, dominating in terms of users, technology and policymaking. Now it's time to start sharing the wheel.

<http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/06/20/ozy-brazil-internet/11084053/>

 

Setting the 2015 WSIS+10 Review on the Right Track by Kathryn C. Brown, President and CEO, and Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director, Public Policy Partnerships, Internet Society

Nine years ago, the Tunis Agenda recognized that there are respective roles and responsibilities in shaping the evolution and use of the Internet, not only for governments, but also for civil society, the private sector, and the academic and technical communities.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2014/06/setting-2015-wsis10-review-right-track>

 

Markus Kummer named to new ISOC position to strengthen the IGF

Markus Kummer recently announced his decision to depart the Internet Society following the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in September. For his remaining time with ISOC, he has accepted a new role as Senior Vice President, with a focus on further strengthening the IGF.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/institutional-public-policy/2014/06/markus-kummer-named-new-isoc-position-strengthen-igf>

 

CENTR Paper: A primer for ccTLDs on Internet governance and the ITU

CENTR has published a paper on the ITU’s role and ambitions in the Internet Governance space. If you ever wondered what the ITU does, why this could be relevant (for ccTLDs) and what you could do to contribute, than this paper is for you.

<https://centr.org/news/06-16-2014/3545/centr-paper-primer-cctlds-internet-governance-and-itu>

 

IANA Oversight Transition Coordination Group: Adiel Akplogan and Paul Wilson Selected as NRO Representatives

Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled.

<http://www.nro.net/news/iana-oversight-transition-coordination-group-adiel-akplogan-and-paul-wilson-selected-as-nro-representatives>

 

Making ICANN History in the Shadow of the Magna Carta by Steve DelBianco

Two miles (and a short Tube ride) from where ICANN is gathering in London, rests an original copy of the Magna Carta, which introduced the concept of imposing limits on the powers of the king. I'm taking the proximity of this icon of constitutional history as a good omen for our task: to create a charter to limit ICANN's powers and enhance its accountability, in the wake of the U.S. Government's decision to terminate its legacy role.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140622_making_icann_history_in_the_shadow_of_the_magna_carta/>

 

ICANN Bends to Community Pushback, Takes More Neutral IANA Transition Role

ICANN executed an about-face June 6, taking a more neutral role on a number of important particulars in its suggested process for developing a proposal to transition the NTIA's contractual oversight role over critical IANA functions.

<http://www.bna.com/icann-bends-community-n17179891420/>

 

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Universal Acceptance of TLDs Draft Roadmap

Purpose (Brief): To solicit community comment on draft roadmap for the Universal Acceptance Initiative.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-18-en>

 

RSSAC Restructure Update and Statement on RSSAC 001 and 002

ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) continues to make progress on its restructuring efforts. Since ICANN 49 in Singapore:

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-22-en>

 

Update on Root Zone Label Generation Rule Generation Panel Formation

As we approach ICANN 50, ICANN is pleased to share the steady momentum of the development on the formation of Generation Panels for developing the script proposals.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-21-en>

 

Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1 (MSR-1) for the Development of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone

To support IDN labels in the root zone, the ICANN community, at the direction of the Board, undertook several projects to study and make recommendations on their viability and delegation. One of these projects is the implementation of the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels (the Procedure) allowing for the development of Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone. The LGR for the Root Zone is a mechanism for creating and maintaining rules with respect to IDN labels for the root.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-20-en>

 

Experienced Internet Veterans Return to ICANN to Support Global Engagement and Technical Excellence

ICANN today announced that it is has named David Conrad to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Anne-Rachel Inné to the role of VP, Government Engagement – Geneva.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-20-en>

 

Keith Besgrove, First Assistant Secretary, Digital Services | Department of Communications, Government of Australia, to Stephen Crocker

Australian Government Position on .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-2014-06-20-en>

 

Susan Payne, Head of Legal Policy | Valideus, to Akram Atallah

Feedback on New gTLD application round

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/payne-to-atallah-2014-06-18-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Lawrence Strickling

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-strickling-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Bruce Parkes

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-parkes-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Axelle Lemair

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-lemair-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Neelie Kroes

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-kroes-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Victor Calvo-Sotelo Ibanez-Martin

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-ibanez-martin-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Nuno Crato

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-crato-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Keith Besgrove

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-besgrove-2014-06-21-en>

 

Nuno Crato, Minister of Education and Science | Government of Portugal, to the ICANN Board

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crato-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en>

 

Axelle Lemaire, La Secretaire D'Etat Chargee Du Numerique | France, to the ICANN Board

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/lemaire-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en>

 

Akram Atallah, President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Michael Menis

Re: Community Objections filed by Hotel Consumer Protection Coalition

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/atallah-to-menis-2014-06-18-en>

 

Victor Calvo-Sotelo Ibáñez-Martín, Secretario de Estado de Telecomunicaciones y para la Sociedad de la Información | Government of Spain, to Fadi Chehadé, Stephen Crocker, and Cherine Chalaby

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibanez-martin-to-chehade-2014-06-17-en>

 

Neelie Kroes, Vice President | European Commission, to the ICANN Board

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/kroes-to-icann-board-2014-06-17-en>

 

ICANN CEO wants to make progress on US split at London meeting [IDG]

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé hopes to make progress on the split with the U.S. government and convince critics that the organization is on the right track when it meets in London next week.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/>

 

Commonwealth Forum looks at key Internet development issues

Pre-ICANN, London’s Hilton Metropole hotel is already swarming with Domain Name System activities. One of them is the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s Commonwealth DNS Forum 2014.

<http://post.milathan.com/commonwealth-forum-looks-at-key-internet-development-issues/>

 

The London meeting that could shape the future of the internet by Catherine Easton, Lecturer, Law School at Lancaster University

ICANN is holding its 50th public meeting in London from June 22. An international crowd spanning business, politics and civil society will be meeting across 60 events to try to reach agreements on some important issues about the shape of the internet. The summit comes at a time of great change for internet governance and some very important issues are on the table.

<http://theconversation.com/the-london-meeting-that-could-shape-the-future-of-the-internet-28278>

 

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fr: New TLDs and the 50/50 law

The June 2014 AFNIC Industry Report on Domain Names focuses on verifying the 50/50 law using examples.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7979/show/new-tlds-and-the-50-50-law.html>

 

ie: Deadline looms for SMEs applying to IEDR’s 2014 OPTIMISE e-commerce fund

Fifteen companies can each win prizes of 10 days of professional consultancy, training and development, from a total fund of €150,000, in this year’s IEDR sponsored OPTIMISE Awards programme The closing date for the awards, made to companies that want to improve their e-commerce capabilities, is the 27th June 2014.

<https://www.iedr.ie/2014/06/deadline-looms-smes-applying-iedrs-2014-optimise-e-commerce-fund/>

 

The.nlyst 14 now out: What’s happening at ICANN?

The internet is kept working by various organisations that the average user knows little or nothing about. One of them is ICANN, a very important organisation for SIDN. ICANN is the body that, through IANA, administers the root.

<https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-14-now-out-whats-happening-at-icann/>

 

nz: NetHui programme promises exciting and interesting event

NetHui 2014 continues to come together as more announcements can be made about the programme. This year’s major panel will be made up of some of Oceania’s brightest minds discussing the future of the Internet in keeping with this year’s theme of the Next 25 Years of the Internet.

<https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/NetHui-programme-promises-exciting-and-interesting-event>

 

vn: Domain-name trade continues despite lack of legal framework

Only 20 percent of Vietnamese businesses have domain names, which opens up opportunities for businesses dealing in domain name trading.

<http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/105547/domain-name-trade-continues-despite-lack-of-legal-framework.html>

 

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When New TLDs Meet Legacy TLDs

The average Internet user is surely familiar with that twinge of annoyance felt when confronted by a red error message after typing an incorrect email address or password. But annoyance could turn to technologically fueled rage if email addresses containing new TLDs are incompatible with the sites users are trying to access.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/>

 

All New gTLD Registrations Should be Subject to Sunrise Periods – Even Reserved Names.

Planning to register your trademark as a domain name during a Sunrise Period only to find out that the registration appears on a Reserved Names list? There are a number of reasons why a domain that matches your trademark is appearing on a Reserved Names list.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/>

 

Singular and plural strings: OK or no way?

Singular and plural versions of the same string continue to be a possible thorn in ICANN’s new gTLD program’s side. Today, at the London ICANN meeting, governments used the HOTEL/HOTELS example to reiterate their position against allowing these potential clashes to happen.

<http://post.milathan.com/singular-and-plural-strings-ok-or-no-way/>

 

ICANN overturns new gTLD objection decision!

ICANN has overturned a Community Objection decision, allowing a .med new gTLD applicant back into the game, after a Request for Reconsideration from the applicant.

<http://domainincite.com/16941-icann-overturns-new-gtld-objection-decision>

 

Brands ponder their future role in the ICANN environment

Today’s Brand Registry Group (BRG) session, hosted at London’s ICANN meeting, was designed to introduce the membership organisation to current ‘.brand’ applicants and those awaiting the second round of gTLDs. Looking ahead, though, a central issue that it needs to address is the nature of its relationship with ICANN.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2>

 

Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

The new gTLD applications for .wine and .vin are now live again, raising the ire of European governments.

<http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice>

 

France lashes out at internet naming body Icann

France has launched a strong attack on the US-based international body that governs internet addresses, calling its decision-making “totally opaque” and saying a move to assign domain names for wine could threaten talks on a new transatlantic trade deal.

<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html>

 

.WINE & .VIN domain names : a strange story

As the founding member of Project dotVinum for Wine Registries - a story which started in 2010 - I am just amazed by what I read in the press at the moment. If ICANN had done serious international communication about new gTLDs and not just a simple video posted on its blog, the situation about .WINE & .VIN would certainly not be the one it is today.

<http://blog.guillon.com/2014/06/wine-vin-domain-names-strange-story.html>

 

Wine makers fight new website suffixes

EUROPEAN wine producers, together with their Californian and Australian counterparts, are fighting a rearguard action to prevent the introduction of internet domain names such as. vin and. wine.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845>

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes/story-fnay3ubk-1226963403707>

 

Wine industry bodies prepare for battle as ".wine" domains are approved. [AFP]

The international wine industry and the French are preparing to go into battle with the internet over the ".vin" and ".wine" domain name suffixes.

<http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/wine-domain-name-battle-looms>

 

Governments in combative mood over gTLD safeguard mechanisms

With ICANN’s London meeting underway, governments have wasted no time in resulting hostilities over the availability of additional safeguards for geographical indicators (GIs) in the ‘.wine’ and ‘.vin’ strings.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6>

 

Is Your New TLD Protected Against Phishing and Malware? by Jeff Neuman

Until now, the criminals behind malware and phishing have had only 22 TLDs to abuse -- names like .com, .net or .org. But with hundreds of new TLDs entering the marketplace, e.g. .buzz, .email, and .shop, there are many more targets than ever... What can attackers do with domain names?

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140619_is_your_new_tld_protected_against_phishing_and_malware/>

 

ICANN frustrated with delay in approval of .africa TLD [IDG]

ICANN has expressed frustration with the Independent Review Panel for the new gTLDs, after African Union Commission complaints of delays in approving the .africa TLD and marginalization the region's concerns.

<http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/internet/3526061/icann-frustrated-with-delay-in-approval-of-africa-tld/>

<http://www.itworld.com/internet/423791/icann-frustrated-delay-approval-africa-tld>

 

How .cymru and .wales will work - rules and processes published today

Welsh businesses and individuals can stand out from the online crowd now that .cymru and .wales have got the official go-ahead. For those keen to promote their association with Brand Wales, we are publishing the rules and processes for these two new domains today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals, and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/how-cymru-and-wales-will-work-rules-and-processes-published-today>

 

How our new domain names will work

Rules and processes for .cymru and .wales published todayOur new domains for Wales are coming this September and we are publishing the rules and processes for .cymru and .wales today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/how-our-new-domain-names-will-work>

 

.Website Debuts Next Week on a New gTLD Battlefield That is Getting Bloodier With Each Passing Day

While the vast majority of new gTLDs being released are aimed at a specific segment of the overall Internet user base (extensions like .club, .photography and .berlin for instance), a relatively small number will try to compete directly on .com's turf as a generic catch-all that covers any base. .XYZ and .link are already trying to plow that ground and another one arrives next week when .website debuts with the start of its Sunrise stage for trademark owners on Tuesday, June 24 (their land rush begins August 26 followed by General Availability Sept. 17) .

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140619.htm>

 

Giving Away Domain Names; Does it Help?

Publisher’s Note: After learning about the .Berlin free domain name offer (now discontinued), I reached out to 101Domain’s Joe Alagna to discuss the strategy of giving gTLD domain names for free. Some people speculate that it is a bad sign for the gTLD program, and I asked Joe to share his insight.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/giving-away-domain-names-help/>

 

Private auction update .fashion win

Minds + Machines ... is delighted to announce that following the recent private auctions among new TLD applicants for .cricket, .fashion, .pizza, .restaurant, .coupon and immo, the Group has secured the uncontested application rights for .fashion.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/06/795/>

 

NCC Group brings .trust to the internet

NCC Group has today announced its plans for .trust, a unique gTLD that aims to provide a safer and more trustworthy internet for both businesses and consumers.

<https://www.nccgroup.com/en/news-and-events/news/2014/06/ncc-group-brings-trust-to-the-internet/>

 

Will A New gTLD Make The Internet A Safer Place?

Describing the internet as the new Wild West, NCC Group hopes to create a secure “gated community” through a new gTLD, aptly named .trust.

<http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/06/20/will-a-new-gtld-make-the-internet-a-safer-place/>

 

Is That Site Secure? Look for the .Trust Domain

How do you know if a website is trustworthy? You can look for the little lock icon in the URL bar, or avoid clicking links from unknown sources, but even the most tech-savvy person can sometimes find it difficult to decipher between real and malicious websites.

<http://uk.pcmag.com/news/33464/is-that-site-secure-look-for-the-trust-domain>

 

dotParis Launch

.paris was officially launched to the world this week at a prestigious event held by the Ville de Paris at the Eiffel Tower. NetNames was there as one of only 4 accredited registrars to help the first 100 ambassdors or pioneers go online with this geoTLD.

<http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/06/dotparis-launch/>

 

Vistaprint may have just delayed .Web by filing an Independent Review

Vistaprint is the latest new TLD applicant to invoke the Independent Review process regarding an application.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/20/vistaprint-may-have-just-delayed-web-by-filing-an-independent-review/>

 

Almost 4,000 .Berlin Domains Deleted

I was just reviewing RegistrarStats.com and noticed at 3,933 we deleted yesterday at the registry.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/almost-4000-berlin-domains-deleted/>

 

.vlaanderen and .brussels delegated

Today, 18 June 2014, ICANN announced that .vlaanderen and .brussels have been delegated. This means they are added to the DNS root zone.

<http://dns.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-delegated>

 

I Don’t Get Why France Thinks Special Protections Should be Granted To One Product On Earth, Wine

I have been following the .Wine/ .Vin issue for what seems like years now. I get why Wine makers from Napa and France and Italy and Germany are concerned about the .Wine New gTLD and .Vin New gTLD.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/22/why-france-thinks-special-protections-should-be-granted-to-one-product-on-earth-wine/>

 

1st Day Of New gTLD Launches .Community 2,206; .Cards 1,027; .Catering 854; .Cleaning 751

For new gTLD launched yesterday and the total registrations for all four of Donuts strings after the 1st day of general availability came under 5,000 registrations including Sunrise and Early Access Program registrations.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/19/1st-day-of-new-gtld-launches-community-2206-cards-1027-catering-854-cleaning-751/>

 

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Cyber Security: The German Federal Government Must Strengthen Trust in the Internet

eco Director of Policy and Law, Oliver Süme, on the changes to the organizational structure of the Federal Ministry for the Interior, in the topic area Cyber Security

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/cyber-security-the-german-federal-government-must-strengthen-trust-in-the-internet.html>

 

Criminals launch mass phishing attacks against online dating sites

Criminals are running massive dedicated phishing campaigns against online dating sites, marking an interesting – but not unusual – shift in focus from the traditional phishing targets such as banks and other financial institutions. The most recent attack used a single compromised website to host hundreds of fraudulent PHP scripts, most of which were designed to steal usernames and passwords from users of the most popular dating sites.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/18/criminals-launch-mass-phishing-attacks-against-online-dating-sites.html>

 

Cyberattack on Hong Kong Vote Was Among Largest Ever, Security Chief Says

The online voting platform for the unofficial referendum now underway on Hong Kong’s political future has been subjected to one of the most severe cyberattacks of its kind ever seen, according to the head of the Internet security company tasked with protecting it.

<http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/cyberattack-on-hong-kong-vote-was-among-largest-ever-security-chief-says/>

 

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Poses Threat in Singapore

Singapore’s ability to fight a rising threat from hackers is hindered by a skills shortage and lack of awareness among companies, according to the computer security firm that runs a state-supported training center.

<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-22/cybersecurity-skills-shortage-looms-in-singapore-southeast-asia.html>

 

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Hell Hath No Fury Like An IT Technician Scorned

In what sounds more like a soap opera than an intellectual property dispute, the UDRP panelist in this week’s National Arbitration Forum (NAF) decision ordered the domain krsattys-riv.com to be transferred from the respondent to the complainant, a California law firm known as Kinkle, Rodiger and Spriggs. The firm actually owned the domain at issue here but was undergoing a rebranding effort, which involved changing its domain name to a simplified version: krs-law.com. However, the firm wanted to maintain the old domain since it was still used by many clients and their billing systems.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/16/hell-hath-no-fury-like-an-it-technician-scorned/>

 

au: Domain squatting mummy blogger: ‘This was one of the worst days of my life’

The owner of a Queensland blog at the centre of a row about the domain squatting of rival sites has posted a video apology, claiming that she had been given bad advice.

<http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617>

 

au: How to protect your business online

... Is this illegal? No, simply registering domain names that are similar to another business’s domain name, does not breach current Australian law. However, there are other serious considerations, including: ustralian Domain Name Authority (auDA) policy applies to all .au domains and all Australian domain holders. Australian domain names may only be registered to Australian businesses.

<http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html>

<http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2365429/how-to-protect-your-business-online/>

 

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Baby steps and big differences in address transfer market by Brenden Kuerbis

A debate is occurring on the ARIN PPML whether or not to remove needs analysis from small address transfers. Draft policy 2014-14, originally authored by an individual affiliated with an IP address brokerage, proposes

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/20/baby-steps-and-big-differences-in-address-transfer-market/>

 

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Black Rain and Trademark Policy: Report from INTA Hong Kong by Philip Corwin

... That black rain would become a metaphor for the coming deluge of Internet-related trademark law and policy proposals that could arrive as a vast storm front in the next two years. The trademark community is readying an ark to ride out the flood, and the domain investment industry must do so as well.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/black-rain-and-trademark-policy/>

 

Fallout From CentralNic’s Acquisition Of Internet.bs, European Clients Getting Hit With VAT

It shouldn’t be news to any domain name holders that live in the Europe but if you do and use a European domain name registrar they are required to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) for each transaction.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/fallout-from-centralnics-acquisition-of-internet-bs-european-clients-getting-hit-with-vat/>

 

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HostingCon 2014 Turned up the Heat on the Cloud and Hosting Industry in Miami

This week HostingCon held its 10th annual event in Miami Beach, Florida. Over 1100 attendees from all over the world came together at the Miami Convention Center to experience networking, educational sessions and the exhibition floorAccording to HostingCon website, “The mission of HostingCon is to provide essential industry knowledge and intelligence in an unbiased platform. It is the only North American event that is designed completely to serve the good of the hosting and cloud community.” This year 65 percent of the attendees were executive management.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hostingcon-2014-turned-up-the-heat-on-the-cloud-and-hosting-industry-in-miami>

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au: Small businesses following larger counterparts to social media: ABS data

More Australian businesses are advertising their products online and through social media, but smaller companies are reportedly lagging behind.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-22/small-businesses-slower-to-adopt-social-media-according-to-abs/5541844>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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Android and Windows to get 'kill switch'

Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27935972>

 

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SAGE-AU cuts spam by 80 per cent from mailing lists

Australian not-for-profit IT professionals' association, SAGE-AU, has cut spam from its mailing lists by 80 per cent since the rollout of a security solution in September 2013.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548109/sage-au_cuts_spam_by_80_per_cent_from_mailing_lists/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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Section 18C: How will online speech change in Australia?

As the Australian government considers a repeal of Section 18C of its Racial Discrimination Act, we speak to experts about the effect such a change could make to racist speech online.

<http://www.cnet.com/au/news/how-will-racial-discrimination-act-18c-changes-influence-online-speech-in-australia/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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The Birth of the World Wide Web, 30 Years Email in Germany, and the Game of Life

Birthdays are in the air in 2014. CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research – turns 60 this year, and they provided the location for the ecoTrialog #13 to celebrate two other, equally important, milestones in May this year.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/the-birth-of-the-world-wide-web-30-years-email-in-germany-and-the-game-of-life.html>

 

How far can Amazon go? It has upended industries and changed the way the world shops. But it should beware of abusing its power

When Jeff Bezos left his job in finance and moved to Seattle 20 years ago to start a new firm, he rented a house with a garage, as that was where the likes of Apple and HP had been born. Although he started selling books, he called the firm Amazon because a giant river reflected the scale of his ambitions. This week the world’s leading e-commerce company unveiled its first smartphone, which Amazon treats less as a communication device than an ingenious shopping platform and a way of gathering data about people in order to make even more accurate product recommendations.

<http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21604550-it-has-upended-industries-and-changed-way-world-shops-it-should-beware-abusing>

 

Relentless.com: At 20 Amazon is bulking up. It is not—yet—slowing down

High-tech creation myths are expected to start with a garage. Amazon, impatient with ordinary from the outset, began with a road trip. In the summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, flew to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife MacKenzie and hired a car. While MacKenzie drove them towards the Pacific Northwest, Jeff sketched out a plan to set up a catalogue retailing business that would exploit the infant internet. The garage came later, in a suburb of Seattle, where he set up an office furnished with desks made from wooden doors. About a year later, Amazon sold its first book.

<http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21604559-20-amazon-bulking-up-it-notyetslowing-down-relentlesscom>

 

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Google considering investment in new subsea cable -WSJ

Google Inc is considering an investment in a new cable across the Pacific Ocean, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/uk-google-idUKKBN0EW06220140621>

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/us-google-idINKBN0EW09P20140621>

 

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David Goldstein

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Governance: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation by Daniel Sepulveda<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html"><span>http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.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">Life begins at 50: keeping the Internet unified, open, and inclusive by Neelie KROES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive</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">Net regulator: Push for govts to control web will be &lsquo;dead on arrival&rsquo; [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/"><span>http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/</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 with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-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">When New TLDs Meet Legacy TLDs</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-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">All New gTLD Registrations Should be Subject to Sunrise Periods &ndash; Even Reserved Names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-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">Brands ponder their future role in the ICANN environment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice"><span>http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice</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 lashes out at internet naming body Icann<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.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">Wine makers fight new website suffixes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845</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 in combative mood over gTLD safeguard mechanisms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6</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: Domain squatting mummy blogger: &lsquo;This was one of the worst days of my life&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617"><span>http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617</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: How to protect your business online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Governance: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation by Daniel Sepulveda<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the issues at the center of discussions over the future of Internet governance is how multilateral and multistakeholder institutions with an interest in working on Internet-related issues can coexist without duplication or conflict and without threatening to undermine the Internet and its promise. In an ideal world, each would learn from the other, and the activity of one would only add value to the other.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html"><span>http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.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">Life begins at 50: keeping the Internet unified, open, and inclusive by Neelie KROES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I and many others recently met to discuss the future of global Internet governance at the NETmundial conference in Brazil. Next week is the next milestone in the roadmap we set out there: the 50th meeting of ICANN, and the High Level Governmental Meeting of ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee on Monday 23rd. I thank the UK government and Minister Ed Vaizey for hosting such significant events in Europe, and would like to remind you all &ndash; colleagues, friends, stakeholders and Internet users of all kinds &ndash; why this is important.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive</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">Net regulator: Push for govts to control web will be &lsquo;dead on arrival&rsquo; [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The head of the Internet regulator says a push from China and Russia for governments to control the web will be &ldquo;dead on arrival&rdquo; but that he hopes a consensus will emerge before the United States cedes its oversight role.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/"><span>http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/icann-says-the-push-for-government-control-is-dead-544399"><span>http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/icann-says-the-push-for-government-control-is-dead-544399</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.ph.msn.com/lifestyle/net-regulator-says-push-for-government-control-is-dead-11"><span>http://news.ph.msn.com/lifestyle/net-regulator-says-push-for-government-control-is-dead-11</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 with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Three years ago this month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) endorsed a set of principles that encouraged its members to implement policies that call for a common approach to Internet policymaking that center on ensuring the openness of the Internet. The Internet Policymaking Principles (IPPs) include many of the same principles the United States has long advocated in its approach to Internet policymaking, standards and governance including calls to ensure the openness of the Internet, protect and promote the free flow of information on the Internet, and use of the multistakeholder approach to tackle Internet policy challenges.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-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">Why Brazil may rule the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cruising the World Wide Web has been an American adventure from the start, with the United States and its tech community in the driver's seat, dominating in terms of users, technology and policymaking. Now it's time to start sharing the wheel.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/06/20/ozy-brazil-internet/11084053/"><span>http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/06/20/ozy-brazil-internet/11084053/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Setting the 2015 WSIS+10 Review on the Right Track by Kathryn C. Brown, President and CEO, and Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director, Public Policy Partnerships, Internet Society </span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nine years ago, the Tunis Agenda recognized that there are respective roles and responsibilities in shaping the evolution and use of the Internet, not only for governments, but also for civil society, the private sector, and the academic and technical communities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2014/06/setting-2015-wsis10-review-right-track"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2014/06/setting-2015-wsis10-review-right-track</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Markus Kummer named to new ISOC position to strengthen the IGF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Markus Kummer recently announced his decision to depart the Internet Society following the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in September. For his remaining time with ISOC, he has accepted a new role as Senior Vice President, with a focus on further strengthening the IGF.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/institutional-public-policy/2014/06/markus-kummer-named-new-isoc-position-strengthen-igf"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/institutional-public-policy/2014/06/markus-kummer-named-new-isoc-position-strengthen-igf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENTR Paper: A primer for ccTLDs on Internet governance and the ITU<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENTR has published a paper on the ITU&rsquo;s role and ambitions in the Internet Governance space. If you ever wondered what the ITU does, why this could be relevant (for ccTLDs) and what you could do to contribute, than this paper is for you. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/06-16-2014/3545/centr-paper-primer-cctlds-internet-governance-and-itu"><span>https://centr.org/news/06-16-2014/3545/centr-paper-primer-cctlds-internet-governance-and-itu</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 Oversight Transition Coordination Group: Adiel Akplogan and Paul Wilson Selected as NRO Representatives<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nro.net/news/iana-oversight-transition-coordination-group-adiel-akplogan-and-paul-wilson-selected-as-nro-representatives"><span>http://www.nro.net/news/iana-oversight-transition-coordination-group-adiel-akplogan-and-paul-wilson-selected-as-nro-representatives</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Making ICANN History in the Shadow of the Magna Carta by Steve DelBianco<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two miles (and a short Tube ride) from where ICANN is gathering in London, rests an original copy of the Magna Carta, which introduced the concept of imposing limits on the powers of the king. I'm taking the proximity of this icon of constitutional history as a good omen for our task: to create a charter to limit ICANN's powers and enhance its accountability, in the wake of the U.S. Government's decision to terminate its legacy role.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140622_making_icann_history_in_the_shadow_of_the_magna_carta/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140622_making_icann_history_in_the_shadow_of_the_magna_carta/</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 Bends to Community Pushback, Takes More Neutral IANA Transition Role</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN executed an about-face June 6, taking a more neutral role on a number of important particulars in its suggested process for developing a proposal to transition the NTIA</span><span>'s</span><span lang="EN"> contractual oversight role over critical IANA functions. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/icann-bends-community-n17179891420/"><span>http://www.bna.com/icann-bends-community-n17179891420/</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">Universal Acceptance of TLDs Draft Roadmap<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): To solicit community comment on draft roadmap for the Universal Acceptance Initiative.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-18-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">RSSAC Restructure Update and Statement on RSSAC 001 and 002<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) continues to make progress on its restructuring efforts. Since ICANN 49 in Singapore:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-22-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-22-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">Update on Root Zone Label Generation Rule Generation Panel Formation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As we approach ICANN 50, ICANN is pleased to share the steady momentum of the development on the formation of Generation Panels for developing the script proposals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-21-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">Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1 (MSR-1)</span><span> </span><span lang="EN-US">for the Development of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">To support IDN labels in the root zone, the ICANN community, at the direction of the Board, undertook several projects to study and make recommendations on their viability and delegation. One of these projects is the implementation of the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels (the Procedure) allowing for the development of Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone. The LGR for the Root Zone is a mechanism for creating and maintaining rules with respect to IDN labels for the root.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-20-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-20-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Experienced Internet Veterans Return to ICANN to Support Global Engagement and Technical Excellence<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">ICANN today announced that it is has named David Conrad to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Anne-Rachel Inn&eacute; to the role of VP, Government Engagement &ndash; Geneva.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-20-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-20-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Keith Besgrove, First Assistant Secretary, Digital Services | Department of Communications, Government of Australia, to Stephen Crocker</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian Government Position on .WINE and .VIN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-2014-06-20-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-2014-06-20-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Susan Payne, Head of Legal Policy | Valideus, to Akram Atallah</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Feedback on New gTLD application round<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/payne-to-atallah-2014-06-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/payne-to-atallah-2014-06-18-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Lawrence Strickling<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-strickling-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-strickling-2014-06-21-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">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Bruce Parkes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-parkes-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-parkes-2014-06-21-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">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Axelle Lemair<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-lemair-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-lemair-2014-06-21-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">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Neelie Kroes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-kroes-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-kroes-2014-06-21-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">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Victor Calvo-Sotelo Ibanez-Martin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-ibanez-martin-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-ibanez-martin-2014-06-21-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">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Nuno Crato<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-crato-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-crato-2014-06-21-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">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Keith Besgrove<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-besgrove-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-besgrove-2014-06-21-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">Nuno Crato, Minister of Education and Science | Government of Portugal, to the ICANN Board</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/crato-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crato-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-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">Axelle Lemaire, La Secretaire D'Etat Chargee Du Numerique | France, to the ICANN Board</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/lemaire-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/lemaire-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-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">Akram Atallah, President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Michael Menis</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: Community Objections filed by Hotel Consumer Protection Coalition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/atallah-to-menis-2014-06-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/atallah-to-menis-2014-06-18-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">Victor Calvo-Sotelo Ib&aacute;&ntilde;ez-Mart&iacute;n, Secretario de Estado de Telecomunicaciones y para la Sociedad de la Informaci&oacute;n | Government of Spain, to Fadi Chehad&eacute;, Stephen Crocker, and Cherine Chalaby<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/ibanez-martin-to-chehade-2014-06-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibanez-martin-to-chehade-2014-06-17-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">Neelie Kroes, Vice President | European Commission, to the ICANN Board</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/kroes-to-icann-board-2014-06-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/kroes-to-icann-board-2014-06-17-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 CEO wants to make progress on US split at London meeting [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN CEO Fadi Chehad&eacute; hopes to make progress on the split with the U.S. government and convince critics that the organization is on the right track when it meets in London next week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Commonwealth Forum looks at key Internet development issues<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pre-ICANN, London&rsquo;s Hilton Metropole hotel is already swarming with Domain Name System activities. One of them is the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation&rsquo;s Commonwealth DNS Forum 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/commonwealth-forum-looks-at-key-internet-development-issues/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/commonwealth-forum-looks-at-key-internet-development-issues/</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 London meeting that could shape the future of the internet by Catherine Easton, Lecturer, Law School at Lancaster University</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is holding its 50th public meeting in London from June 22.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">An international crowd spanning business, politics and civil society will be meeting across 60 events to try to reach agreements on some important issues about the shape of the internet. The summit comes at a time of great change for internet governance and some very important issues are on the table.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://theconversation.com/the-london-meeting-that-could-shape-the-future-of-the-internet-28278"><span>http://theconversation.com/the-london-meeting-that-could-shape-the-future-of-the-internet-28278</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">fr: New TLDs and the 50/50 law<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The June 2014 AFNIC Industry Report on Domain Names focuses on verifying the 50/50 law using examples.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7979/show/new-tlds-and-the-50-50-law.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7979/show/new-tlds-and-the-50-50-law.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">ie: Deadline looms for SMEs applying to IEDR&rsquo;s 2014 OPTIMISE e-commerce fund<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fifteen companies can each win prizes of 10 days of professional consultancy, training and development, from a total fund of &euro;150,000, in this year&rsquo;s IEDR sponsored OPTIMISE Awards programme The closing date for the awards, made to companies that want to improve their e-commerce capabilities, is the 27th June 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.iedr.ie/2014/06/deadline-looms-smes-applying-iedrs-2014-optimise-e-commerce-fund/"><span>https://www.iedr.ie/2014/06/deadline-looms-smes-applying-iedrs-2014-optimise-e-commerce-fund/</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.nlyst 14 now out: What&rsquo;s happening at ICANN?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet is kept working by various organisations that the average user knows little or nothing about. One of them is ICANN, a very important organisation for SIDN. ICANN is the body that, through IANA, administers the root.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-14-now-out-whats-happening-at-icann/"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-14-now-out-whats-happening-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">nz: NetHui programme promises exciting and interesting event<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NetHui 2014 continues to come together as more announcements can be made about the programme. This year&rsquo;s major panel will be made up of some of Oceania&rsquo;s brightest minds discussing the future of the Internet in keeping with this year&rsquo;s theme of the Next 25 Years of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/NetHui-programme-promises-exciting-and-interesting-event"><span>https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/NetHui-programme-promises-exciting-and-interesting-event</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">vn: Domain-name trade continues despite lack of legal framework<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Only 20 percent of Vietnamese businesses have domain names, which opens up opportunities for businesses dealing in domain name trading.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/105547/domain-name-trade-continues-despite-lack-of-legal-framework.html"><span>http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/105547/domain-name-trade-continues-despite-lack-of-legal-framework.html</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"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When New TLDs Meet Legacy TLDs</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The average Internet user is surely familiar with that twinge of annoyance felt when confronted by a red error message after typing an incorrect email address or password. But annoyance could turn to technologically fueled rage if email addresses containing new TLDs are incompatible with the sites users are trying to access.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-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">All New gTLD Registrations Should be Subject to Sunrise Periods &ndash; Even Reserved Names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Planning to register your trademark as a domain name during a Sunrise Period only to find out that the registration appears on a Reserved Names list?</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">There are a number of reasons why a domain that matches your trademark is appearing on a Reserved Names list.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-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">Singular and plural strings: OK or no way?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Singular and plural versions of the same string continue to be a possible thorn in ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD program&rsquo;s side. Today, at the London ICANN meeting, governments used the HOTEL/HOTELS example to reiterate their position against allowing these potential clashes to happen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/singular-and-plural-strings-ok-or-no-way/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/singular-and-plural-strings-ok-or-no-way/</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 overturns new gTLD objection decision!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has overturned a Community Objection decision, allowing a .med new gTLD applicant back into the game, after a Request for Reconsideration from the applicant.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16941-icann-overturns-new-gtld-objection-decision"><span>http://domainincite.com/16941-icann-overturns-new-gtld-objection-decision</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 ponder their future role in the ICANN environment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today&rsquo;s Brand Registry Group (BRG) session, hosted at London&rsquo;s ICANN meeting, was designed to introduce the membership organisation to current &lsquo;.brand&rsquo; applicants and those awaiting the second round of gTLDs. Looking ahead, though, a central issue that it needs to address is the nature of its relationship with ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new gTLD applications for .wine and .vin are now live again, raising the ire of European governments.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice"><span>http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice</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 lashes out at internet naming body Icann<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">France has launched a strong attack on the US-based international body that governs internet addresses, calling its decision-making &ldquo;totally opaque&rdquo; and saying a move to assign domain names for wine could threaten talks on a new transatlantic trade deal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.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">.WINE &amp; .VIN domain names : a strange story<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the founding member of Project dotVinum for Wine Registries - a story which started in 2010 - I am just amazed by what I read in the press at the moment. If ICANN had done serious international communication about new gTLDs and not just a simple video posted on its blog, the situation about .WINE &amp; .VIN would certainly not be the one it is today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.guillon.com/2014/06/wine-vin-domain-names-strange-story.html"><span>http://blog.guillon.com/2014/06/wine-vin-domain-names-strange-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">Wine makers fight new website suffixes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EUROPEAN wine producers, together with their Californian and Australian counterparts, are fighting a rearguard action to prevent the introduction of internet domain names such as. vin and. wine.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845</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/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes/story-fnay3ubk-1226963403707"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes/story-fnay3ubk-1226963403707</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 industry bodies prepare for battle as ".wine" domains are approved. [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The international wine industry and the French are preparing to go into battle with the internet over the ".vin" and ".wine" domain name suffixes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/wine-domain-name-battle-looms"><span>http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/wine-domain-name-battle-looms</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 in combative mood over gTLD safeguard mechanisms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With ICANN&rsquo;s London meeting underway, governments have wasted no time in resulting hostilities over the availability of additional safeguards for geographical indicators (GIs) in the &lsquo;.wine&rsquo; and &lsquo;.vin&rsquo; strings.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6</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 Your New TLD Protected Against Phishing and Malware? by Jeff Neuman<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Until now, the criminals behind malware and phishing have had only 22 TLDs to abuse -- names like .com, .net or .org. But with hundreds of new TLDs entering the marketplace, e.g. .buzz, .email, and .shop, there are many more targets than ever... What can attackers do with domain names?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140619_is_your_new_tld_protected_against_phishing_and_malware/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140619_is_your_new_tld_protected_against_phishing_and_malware/</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 frustrated with delay in approval of .africa TLD [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has expressed frustration with the Independent Review Panel for the new gTLDs, after African Union Commission complaints of delays in approving the .africa TLD and marginalization the region's concerns.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/internet/3526061/icann-frustrated-with-delay-in-approval-of-africa-tld/"><span>http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/internet/3526061/icann-frustrated-with-delay-in-approval-of-africa-tld/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/423791/icann-frustrated-delay-approval-africa-tld"><span>http://www.itworld.com/internet/423791/icann-frustrated-delay-approval-africa-tld</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 .cymru and .wales will work - rules and processes published today<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Welsh businesses and individuals can stand out from the online crowd now that .cymru and .wales have got the official go-ahead. For those keen to promote their association with Brand Wales, we are publishing the rules and processes for these two new domains today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals, and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/how-cymru-and-wales-will-work-rules-and-processes-published-today"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/how-cymru-and-wales-will-work-rules-and-processes-published-today</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 our new domain names will work<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rules and processes for .cymru and .wales published todayOur new domains for Wales are coming this September and we are publishing the rules and processes for .cymru and .wales today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/how-our-new-domain-names-will-work"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/how-our-new-domain-names-will-work</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 Debuts Next Week on a New gTLD Battlefield That is Getting Bloodier With Each Passing Day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While the vast majority of new gTLDs being released are aimed at a specific segment of the overall Internet user base (extensions like .club, .photography and .berlin for instance), a relatively small number will try to compete directly on .com's turf as a generic catch-all that covers any base. .XYZ and .link are already trying to plow that ground and another one arrives next week when .website debuts with the start of its Sunrise stage for trademark owners on Tuesday, June 24 (their land rush begins August 26 followed by General Availability Sept. 17) . <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140619.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140619.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">Giving Away Domain Names; Does it Help?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Publisher&rsquo;s Note: After learning about the .Berlin free domain name offer (now discontinued), I reached out to 101Domain&rsquo;s Joe Alagna to discuss the strategy of giving gTLD domain names for free. Some people speculate that it is a bad sign for the gTLD program, and I asked Joe to share his insight.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/giving-away-domain-names-help/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>giving</span><span>-</span><span>away</span><span>-</span><span>domain</span><span>-</span><span>names</span><span>-</span><span>help</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">Private auction update .fashion win<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines ... is delighted to announce that following the recent private auctions among new TLD applicants for .cricket, .fashion, .pizza, .restaurant, .coupon and immo, the Group has secured the uncontested application rights for .fashion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/06/795/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/06/795/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NCC Group brings .trust to the internet</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NCC Group has today announced its plans for .trust, a unique gTLD that aims to provide a safer and more trustworthy internet for both businesses and consumers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nccgroup.com/en/news-and-events/news/2014/06/ncc-group-brings-trust-to-the-internet/"><span>https://www.nccgroup.com/en/news-and-events/news/2014/06/ncc-group-brings-trust-to-the-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">Will A New gTLD Make The Internet A Safer Place?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Describing the internet as the new Wild West, NCC Group hopes to create a secure &ldquo;gated community&rdquo; through a new gTLD, aptly named .trust.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/06/20/will-a-new-gtld-make-the-internet-a-safer-place/"><span>http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/06/20/will-a-new-gtld-make-the-internet-a-safer-place/</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 That Site Secure? Look for the .Trust Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How do you know if a website is trustworthy? You can look for the little lock icon in the URL bar, or avoid clicking links from unknown sources, but even the most tech-savvy person can sometimes find it difficult to decipher between real and malicious websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.pcmag.com/news/33464/is-that-site-secure-look-for-the-trust-domain"><span>http://uk.pcmag.com/news/33464/is-that-site-secure-look-for-the-trust-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">dotParis Launch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.paris was officially launched to the world this week at a prestigious event held by the Ville de Paris at the Eiffel Tower. NetNames was there as one of only 4 accredited registrars to help the first 100 ambassdors or pioneers go online with this geoTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/06/dotparis-launch/"><span>http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/06/dotparis-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">Vistaprint may have just delayed .Web by filing an Independent Review<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vistaprint is the latest new TLD applicant to invoke the Independent Review process regarding an application.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/20/vistaprint-may-have-just-delayed-web-by-filing-an-independent-review/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/20/vistaprint-may-have-just-delayed-web-by-filing-an-independent-review/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Almost 4,000 .Berlin Domains Deleted<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I was just reviewing RegistrarStats.com and noticed at 3,933 we deleted yesterday at the registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/almost-4000-berlin-domains-deleted/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/almost-4000-berlin-domains-deleted/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.vlaanderen and .brussels delegated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, 18 June 2014, ICANN announced that .vlaanderen and .brussels have been delegated. This means they are added to the DNS root zone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dns.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-delegated"><span>http://dns.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-delegated</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I Don&rsquo;t Get Why France Thinks Special Protections Should be Granted To One Product On Earth, Wine<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I have been following the .Wine/ .Vin issue for what seems like years now. I get why Wine makers from Napa and France and Italy and Germany are concerned about the .Wine New gTLD and .Vin New gTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/22/why-france-thinks-special-protections-should-be-granted-to-one-product-on-earth-wine/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/22/why-france-thinks-special-protections-should-be-granted-to-one-product-on-earth-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">1st Day Of New gTLD Launches .Community 2,206; .Cards 1,027; .Catering 854; .Cleaning 751<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For new gTLD launched yesterday and the total registrations for all four of Donuts strings after the 1st day of general availability came under 5,000 registrations including Sunrise and Early Access Program registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/19/1st-day-of-new-gtld-launches-community-2206-cards-1027-catering-854-cleaning-751/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/19/1st-day-of-new-gtld-launches-community-2206-cards-1027-catering-854-cleaning-751/</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">Cyber Security: The German Federal Government Must Strengthen Trust in the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">eco Director of Policy and Law, Oliver S&uuml;me, on the changes to the organizational structure of the Federal Ministry for the Interior, in the topic area Cyber Security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/news/cyber-security-the-german-federal-government-must-strengthen-trust-in-the-internet.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/news/cyber-security-the-german-federal-government-must-strengthen-trust-in-the-internet.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">Criminals launch mass phishing attacks against online dating sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Criminals are running massive dedicated phishing campaigns against online dating sites, marking an interesting &ndash; but not unusual &ndash; shift in focus from the traditional phishing targets such as banks and other financial institutions. The most recent attack used a single compromised website to host hundreds of fraudulent PHP scripts, most of which were designed to steal usernames and passwords from users of the most popular dating sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/18/criminals-launch-mass-phishing-attacks-against-online-dating-sites.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/18/criminals-launch-mass-phishing-attacks-against-online-dating-sites.html</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">Cyberattack on Hong Kong Vote Was Among Largest Ever, Security Chief Says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The online voting platform for the unofficial referendum now underway on Hong Kong&rsquo;s political future has been subjected to one of the most severe cyberattacks of its kind ever seen, according to the head of the Internet security company tasked with protecting it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/cyberattack-on-hong-kong-vote-was-among-largest-ever-security-chief-says/"><span>http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/cyberattack-on-hong-kong-vote-was-among-largest-ever-security-chief-says/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Poses Threat in Singapore<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Singapore&rsquo;s ability to fight a rising threat from hackers is hindered by a skills shortage and lack of awareness among companies, according to the computer security firm that runs a state-supported training center.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-22/cybersecurity-skills-shortage-looms-in-singapore-southeast-asia.html"><span>http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-22/cybersecurity-skills-shortage-looms-in-singapore-southeast-asia.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 DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hell Hath No Fury Like An IT Technician Scorned<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In what sounds more like a soap opera than an intellectual property dispute, the UDRP panelist in this week&rsquo;s National Arbitration Forum (NAF) decision ordered the domain krsattys-riv.com to be transferred from the respondent to the complainant, a California law firm known as Kinkle, Rodiger and Spriggs. The firm actually owned the domain at issue here but was undergoing a rebranding effort, which involved changing its domain name to a simplified version: krs-law.com. However, the firm wanted to maintain the old domain since it was still used by many clients and their billing systems.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/16/hell-hath-no-fury-like-an-it-technician-scorned/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/16/hell-hath-no-fury-like-an-it-technician-scorned/</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: Domain squatting mummy blogger: &lsquo;This was one of the worst days of my life&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The owner of a Queensland blog at the centre of a row about the domain squatting of rival sites has posted a video apology, claiming that she had been given bad advice.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617"><span>http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617</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: How to protect your business online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Is this illegal? No, simply registering domain names that are similar to another business&rsquo;s domain name, does not breach current Australian law. However, there are other serious considerations, including: ustralian Domain Name Authority (auDA) policy applies to all .au domains and all Australian domain holders. Australian domain names may only be registered to Australian businesses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2365429/how-to-protect-your-business-online/"><span>http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2365429/how-to-protect-your-business-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">**********************<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">Baby steps and big differences in address transfer market by Brenden Kuerbis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A debate is occurring on the ARIN PPML whether or not to remove needs analysis from small address transfers. Draft policy 2014-14, originally authored by an individual affiliated with an IP address brokerage, proposes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/20/baby-steps-and-big-differences-in-address-transfer-market/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/20/baby-steps-and-big-differences-in-address-transfer-market/</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">Black Rain and Trademark Policy: Report from INTA Hong Kong by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... That black rain would become a metaphor for the coming deluge of Internet-related trademark law and policy proposals that could arrive as a vast storm front in the next two years. The trademark community is readying an ark to ride out the flood, and the domain investment industry must do so as well.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/black-rain-and-trademark-policy/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/black-rain-and-trademark-policy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fallout From CentralNic&rsquo;s Acquisition Of Internet.bs, European Clients Getting Hit With VAT<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It shouldn&rsquo;t be news to any domain name holders that live in the Europe but if you do and use a European domain name registrar they are required to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) for each transaction.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/fallout-from-centralnics-acquisition-of-internet-bs-european-clients-getting-hit-with-vat/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/fallout-from-centralnics-acquisition-of-internet-bs-european-clients-getting-hit-with-vat/</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">HostingCon 2014 Turned up the Heat on the Cloud and Hosting Industry in Miami<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week HostingCon held its 10th annual event in Miami Beach, Florida. Over 1100 attendees from all over the world came together at the Miami Convention Center to experience networking, educational sessions and the exhibition floorAccording to HostingCon website, &ldquo;The mission of HostingCon is to provide essential industry knowledge and intelligence in an unbiased platform. It is the only North American event that is designed completely to serve the good of the hosting and cloud community.&rdquo;</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">This year 65 percent of the attendees were executive management.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hostingcon-2014-turned-up-the-heat-on-the-cloud-and-hosting-industry-in-miami"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hostingcon-2014-turned-up-the-heat-on-the-cloud-and-hosting-industry-in-miami</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><br><br></span><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">au: Small businesses following larger counterparts to social media: ABS data<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More Australian businesses are advertising their products online and through social media, but smaller companies are reportedly lagging behind.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-22/small-businesses-slower-to-adopt-social-media-according-to-abs/5541844"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-22/small-businesses-slower-to-adopt-social-media-according-to-abs/5541844</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">MOBILE/WIRELESS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Android and Windows to get 'kill switch'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27935972"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27935972</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">SPAM<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SAGE-AU cuts spam by 80 per cent from mailing lists<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian not-for-profit IT professionals' association, SAGE-AU, has cut spam from its mailing lists by 80 per cent since the rollout of a security solution in September 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548109/sage-au_cuts_spam_by_80_per_cent_from_mailing_lists/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548109/sage-au_cuts_spam_by_80_per_cent_from_mailing_lists/</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">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Section 18C: How will online speech change in Australia?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the Australian government considers a repeal of Section 18C of its Racial Discrimination Act, we speak to experts about the effect such a change could make to racist speech online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cnet.com/au/news/how-will-racial-discrimination-act-18c-changes-influence-online-speech-in-australia/"><span>http://www.cnet.com/au/news/how-will-racial-discrimination-act-18c-changes-influence-online-speech-in-australia/</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">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Birth of the World Wide Web, 30 Years Email in Germany, and the Game of Life<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Birthdays are in the air in 2014. CERN &ndash; the European Organization for Nuclear Research &ndash; turns 60 this year, and they provided the location for the ecoTrialog #13 to celebrate two other, equally important, milestones in May this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/news/the-birth-of-the-world-wide-web-30-years-email-in-germany-and-the-game-of-life.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/news/the-birth-of-the-world-wide-web-30-years-email-in-germany-and-the-game-of-life.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">How far can Amazon go? It has upended industries and changed the way the world shops. But it should beware of abusing its power<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When Jeff Bezos left his job in finance and moved to Seattle 20 years ago to start a new firm, he rented a house with a garage, as that was where the likes of Apple and HP had been born. Although he started selling books, he called the firm Amazon because a giant river reflected the scale of his ambitions. This week the world&rsquo;s leading e-commerce company unveiled its first smartphone, which Amazon treats less as a communication device than an ingenious shopping platform and a way of gathering data about people in order to make even more accurate product recommendations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21604550-it-has-upended-industries-and-changed-way-world-shops-it-should-beware-abusing"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21604550-it-has-upended-industries-and-changed-way-world-shops-it-should-beware-abusing</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Relentless.com: At 20 Amazon is bulking up. It is not&mdash;yet&mdash;slowing down</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">H</span><span>igh-tech</span><span lang="EN"> creation myths are expected to start with a garage. Amazon, impatient with ordinary from the outset, began with a road trip. In the summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, flew to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife MacKenzie and hired a car. While MacKenzie drove them towards the Pacific Northwest, Jeff sketched out a plan to set up a catalogue retailing business that would exploit the infant internet. The garage came later, in a suburb of Seattle, where he set up an office furnished with desks made from wooden doors. About a year later, Amazon sold its first book.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21604559-20-amazon-bulking-up-it-notyetslowing-down-relentlesscom"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21604559-20-amazon-bulking-up-it-notyetslowing-down-relentlesscom</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">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google considering investment in new subsea cable -WSJ<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Inc is considering an investment in a new cable across the Pacific Ocean, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/uk-google-idUKKBN0EW06220140621"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/uk-google-idUKKBN0EW06220140621</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/us-google-idINKBN0EW09P20140621"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/us-google-idINKBN0EW09P20140621</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 12 Jun 07:08 2014

auDA Domain News - 12 June

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Final "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions Phase One" Report Published

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10jun14-en>

 

50,000 Second Level .UK Domains Registered In 24 Hours, Beating All New gTLDs

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/12/50000-uk-domains-in-24-hours/>

 

Nominet's new rules on .uk domains could mean the end to users' privacy

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/11/nominet-new-rules-uk-domain-end-privacy>

 

Stephen Fry Becomes First To Switch To 2nd Level .UK Domain

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk/>

 

New gTLD Registrations Pass One Million Mark In Dodgy Circumstances

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/09/new-gtld-pass-one-million-dodgy-circumstances/>

 

Which new TLD is on top? Here’s one answer.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/which-new-tld-is-on-top-heres-one-answer/>

 

au: Domain name buy-up widens levy divide

<http://www.standard.net.au/story/2343246/domain-name-buy-up-widens-levy-divide/>

 

GoDaddy files for $100m IPO

<http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/godaddy-files-for-100m-ipo>

 

GoDaddy to Tap Public Markets With I.P.O.

<http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/godaddy-to-tap-public-markets-with-i-p-o/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Inclusive governance for a global Internet by Vice President Neelie Kroes Speech at the World Summit on Information Society in Geneva, Tuesday 10 June 2014

Across the world I have seen the role that new technology can play. This is not just a toy for the happy few. Across the world it can cut poverty, promote and protect fundamental rights, empower individuals and groups by connecting them to unlimited opportunity. And so a tool for equal opportunities between men and women.

<http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-447_en.htm>

 

The coming digital anarchy

Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve? ... The banks aren’t the only institutions whose future is threatened. The blockchain has the power to uproot a number of our most recognisable dot coms. The internet, rife with accidental data leaks like eBay’s latest mishap and government eavesdropping, is crying out for anarchic disruption. Lack of trust in banks has become lack of trust in the guardians of cyberspace. There is a growing mood that nobody can be trusted with our money or our data.

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10881213/The-coming-digital-anarchy.html>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Final "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions Phase One" Report Published

ICANN today announced the publication of the final "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions Phase One" report by JAS Global Advisors ("JAS").

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-10-en>

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10jun14-en>

 

Civil Society at ICANN: Everything You Need to Know About the ICANN Meeting in London

Please join ICANN Vice Presidents Christopher Mondini and Nora Abusitta for a pre-ICANN 50 webinar for civil society participants.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-10-en>

 

Public Comment Invited: .NGO and .ONG Registry Services Evaluation Process Request – Introduction of Technical Bundling

Public Interest Registry, the registry operator for .NGO and .ONG TLDs, submitted a request to provide a new registry service to offer support for mandatory technical bundling of second level domains for .NGO and .ONG.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-10-en>

 

Stephen D. Crocker, Chair | ICANN Board of Directors, to Heather Dryden

NGPC Meeting of 14 May 2014

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-05-30-en>

 

Stephen D. Crocker, Chair | ICANN Board of Directors, to Heather Dryden

Board responses to GAC non-gTLD matters from Singapore Communiqué

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-06-05-en>

 

10 New gTLDs Recently Delegated.

View them now!

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-11jun14-en>

 

Peter J. Murray, CEO | International Medical Informatics Association, to Stephen Crocker, Fadi Chehadé, and Cherine Chalaby

Safeguards for Health Domains

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/murray-to-crocker-et-al-2014-06-02-en>

 

Dr. Elham M. A. Ibrahim, Commissioner, Infrastructure and Energy | African Union, to Mr. Fadi Chehadé

New gTLD application for .AFRICA

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibrahim-to-chehade-2014-06-02-en>

 

Jean-Francois Baril Discusses the EWG Final Report

Brad White interviews EWG Lead Facilitator Jean-Francois Baril about Final Report on the Next Generation Registration Directory Service.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4HKCzSyDfw&feature=youtu.be>

 

Looking Back at ICANN: First Taste of Incumbent Intransigence, Congressional Oversight

This is the second in a series of posts I am writing prior to ICANN's 50th public meeting on June 22-26 in London. In honor of the occasion, I thought I should share some of Bloomberg BNA's coverage of ICANN over the past 16 years. Today's topic: ICANN's efforts to bring Network Solutions to heel, and its first tour of the House Rayburn Building.

<http://www.bna.com/looking-back-icann-b17179891221/>

 

Will WHOIS be assassinated?

Last year I wrote about a plan to scrap Whois as we know it and replace it with a new Registration Directory Service (RDS).

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/11/will-whois-be-assassinated/>

 

Looking Back at ICANN: Fielding Tough Questions From Day One

ICANN will hold its 50th public meeting on June 22-26 in London. In honor of the occasion, I thought I should share some of Bloomberg BNA's coverage of ICANN over the past 16 years. This post will be the first of several in a series. Today's theme: early challenges to ICANN's legitimacy.

<http://www.bna.com/looking-back-icann-b17179891181/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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ca: CIRA introduces advanced security to protect Canadians online

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA domain, is making the Internet safer for all Canadians with the implementation of DNSSEC, the latest in a string of new security measures rolling out in 2014.

<http://www.cira.ca/news/news-releases/dnssec/>

 

.co.com Releases Tens-of-Thousands Premium Domain Names

If you are looking for short memorable domain names that end in the popular .com extension, we have big news. We are excited to announce the release of most of our premium .co.com domain names for “hand-registration”. The domain names we are releasing are far more valuable than the standard registration fee, but getting .co.com domain names registered and into the hands of those who would develop them, will raise the visibility and awareness of .co.com, and generate even stronger registration volumes.

<http://registry.co.com/co-com-releases-premium-domain-names/>

 

.Co.com drops pricing on “Premium” domain names, releases reserved

.Co.com, a new third level domain name option, is dropping prices on premium domain names and has removed tens of thousands of domain names from its reserved names list.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/co-com-drops-pricing-on-premium-domain-names-releases-reserved/>

 

.CO.COM Releases Tens-of-Thousands Premium Domain Names

The registry behind .co.com domains has released tens of thousands of premium domains for what they describe as “hand-registration”. But the registry believes that while the domains are far more valuable than the standard registration fee, getting them into the hands of those who would develop them will raise the sub-domain’s visibility and awareness and generate even stronger registration volumes.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/11/co-com-releases-premium-domains/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/co-com-releases-premium-domains.html>

 

NiRA advocates shift in sectoral policy outlook on .ng Registration

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), says there is need for a shift in the outlook of government and private sector policies in relation to .ng domain name registration.

<http://businessdayonline.com/2014/06/nira-advocates-shift-in-sectoral-policy-outlook-on-ng-registration/>

 

Number of '.nl' domain names registered in 2013 down 13% [subscription]

SIDN, the registry responsible for the running of the ‘.nl’ ccTLD, has announced that growth was down 13% in 2013 when compared to 2012, with 5,338,364 domain names registered at the end of 2013 compared to 5,115,652 across the same period in 2012. This trend was observed across a large number of ccTLDs during the same period.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=19de00ee-c686-420e-b9f7-125c5e609c96>

 

Welcome to the .uk - Stephen Fry first to switch in new era for UK internet

From today, new, short .uk web domains are available alongside .co.uk for the first time ever, with British icon and tech enthusiast Stephen Fry the first person to make the switch.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/welcome-uk-stephen-fry-first-switch-new-era-uk-internet>

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/welcome-uk-stephen-fry-first-switch-new-era-uk-internet>

 

50,000 Second Level .UK Domains Registered In 24 Hours, Beating All New gTLDs

Nominet's launch of .uk registrations at the second level, with the first public registration being stephenfry.uk, went off with a bang this week. Within the first 24 hours over 50,000 domains were registered, making it one of the fastest selling new domain releases on record, and beating the first day sales for all of the current batch of new gTLDs by a large margin.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22446>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/12/50000-uk-domains-in-24-hours/>

 

.uk registrations surge to a record-breaking start

Within 24 hours of opening for registration, new, short .uk web domains have topped the sales charts. More than 50,000 domains were registered, making this one of the fastest selling new domain releases on record, and beating the first day sales for all of the current batch of new gTLDs by a large margin.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/uk-registrations-surge-record-breaking-start>

 

Welcome to the .uk .. Unless You’re Not in the UK ..

The .uk launch today has been getting quite a bit of press coverage. Getting a big name celebrity like Stephen Fry to endorse the shorter namespace is also a nice win for Nominet.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/10/welcome-uk-unless-youre-uk/>

 

Nominet: 50,000 .uk domain name registrations within 24 hours

Businesses in the UK are seemingly ecstatic about the launch of .uk domain name as over 50,000 domain names have been registered within 24 hours of going live – beating previous launch records by a huge margin.

<http://www.techienews.co.uk/9713394/nominet-50000-uk-domain-name-registrations-within-24-hours/>

 

Nominet's new rules on .uk domains could mean the end to users' privacy

Since Tuesday, running a personal website has become a privacy minefield for people using .uk domain names. A recent rule change by Nominet, the company which manages the .uk registry, means that domain name owners whose home addresses were previously kept private may now be publicly visible in online searches. People setting up domain names through Nominet must now also show their full legal personal or business name on the public registration database.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/11/nominet-new-rules-uk-domain-end-privacy>

 

Stephen Fry Becomes First To Switch To 2nd Level .UK Domain

British icon and tech enthusiast Stephen Fry became the first person to make the switch to a .uk domain name as Nominet began to allow second level .uk registrations.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22435>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk.html>

 

Stephen Fry is first Briton to switch to .uk domain

Stephen Fry has become the first person to make the switch to a .uk web domain as the service becomes available for the first time.

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10887616/Stephen-Fry-is-first-Briton-to-switch-to-.uk-domain.html>

 

Stephen Fry and Martha Lane Fox welcome arrival of 'dot uk' domain

Stephen Fry and Martha Lane Fox have signed up as supporters of a social marketing campaign to promote the debut of internet domain name suffix .uk, which goes live today (10 June).

<http://www.brandrepublic.com/go/news/article/1298011/stephen-fry-martha-lane-fox-welcome-arrival-dot-uk-domain/>

 

Britain's shortest web address X.uk could fetch £10m as internet shake-up now allows users to drop .co.uk

One of the shortest but most expensive web addresses in the world will go on sale today and is expected to fetch £10million.

<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2653797/Britains-shortest-web-address-X-uk-fetch-10m-internet-shake-allows-users-drop-uk.html>

 

Vietnamese govt to fine unregistered online e-commerce sites

Vietnamese online e-commerce sites should register their operations to avoid fines, The Business Times reports. According to the report, unregistered e-commerce websites will be fined between VND 20-30 million, while those online e-commerce sites which sell fake goods will be subject to fines of VND 40-50 million.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/vietnamese-govt-to-fine-unregistered-online-e-commerce-sites--1018360>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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New gTLD Registrations Pass One Million Mark In Dodgy Circumstances

The number of new gTLDs Domains Under Management passed the one million milestone on 6 June, but the boost it received from a .xyz "promotion" run by Network Solutions has led to accusations the registrar has artificially inflated the number of registrations.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22431>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/09/new-gtld-pass-one-million-dodgy-circumstances/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/gtld-registrations-one-million-dodgy-circumstances.html>

 

gTLD registrations soar, but many brands are falling behind

The number of new gTLD registrations has broken the million mark, with ‘xyz’ supplanting ‘.club’ as the most popular string. While online discussion centres on just how it achieved this feat, an equally interesting question is how much of the demand has come from big brands.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=090e1afd-1970-4e27-bb92-92e791058cf0>

 

Which new TLD is on top? Here’s one answer.

Search data shows that .directory is winning in terms of total indexed pages. No, this article isn’t about whether .xyz or .club should be considered the most registered new domain name so far. Instead, it’s a different look at how to measure the most successful new TLDs.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/which-new-tld-is-on-top-heres-one-answer/>

 

M+M profits by losing new gTLD auctions

Minds + Machines managed to make a profit in 2013, after years of losses, due to its participation in private new gTLD auctions, some of which it “lost”.

<http://domainincite.com/16829-mm-profits-by-losing-new-gtld-auctions>

 

Donuts wins .gifts, .sarl and .restaurant

Donuts has won the contention sets for three new gTLDs, at least two of which seem to have come as the result of an Applicant Auction auction.

<http://domainincite.com/16791-donuts-wins-gifts-sarl-and-restaurant>

 

How to Turn a Closed Generic gTLD Into a Restricted One by Molly Burke

As the New gTLD Program has rolled out over the course of the past few years, ICANN has made a number of program changes along the way. One of these changes disallows closed, generic gTLD applications, such as Amazon's application for .BOOK. Now, applicants for closed generics must decide how to proceed: whether to open their generic strings to the public, limit registrations to a defined portion of the public, withdraw the application, or sell it.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140611_the_case_for_turning_closed_generic_tlds_into_restricted_tlds/>

 

New .wine online domain set to be uncorked

Online addresses ending in .wine and .vin are set to be uncorked soon, despite objections from European governments and several wine industry groups.

<http://technology.xin.msn.com/technology-news/new-wine-online-domain-set-to-be-uncorked-5>

 

What do 'The Brady Bunch' and new gTLDs have in common? Buyer beware!

... This is the case with the new gTLDs names. If you have read some of my other blogs, you are aware that I maintain a healthy skepticism about the view that these new gTLDs are viable alternatives to more established gTLDs, such as .com and .org.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2362047/cisco-subnet/what-do-the-brady-bunch-and-new-gtlds-have-in-common-buyer-beware.html>

 

Dot-UK launch: why do we need new domain names?

Today saw the launch of the first .uk web domains, with Stephen Fry leading the charge, marking another milestone in what has been hailed as the biggest change to the internet since the advent of the World Wide Web. But why do we need new domain names, and what will they mean for the future of the internet?

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10888869/Dot-UK-launch-why-do-we-need-new-domain-names.html>

 

Abusive domain name registrations

Ahead of the release of a new wave of .uk domain names on 10 June 2014, we provide an overview of the potential developments for the UK internet registry Nominet in the coming year and also look at some of the highlight Nominet decisions relating to the abusive registration of .uk domain names in the last 12 months.

<http://www.thelawyer.com/briefings/abusive-domain-name-registrations/3021726.article>

 

As Phantom .XYZ Registrations Continue to Pile Up at NetworkSolutions a Stats Reporting Service Plans to Subtract Artificially Inflated Numbers

Well I had hoped for better in the ongoing .XYZ/NetworkSolutions registration fiasco but apparently its not going to happen. NetworkSolutions continues to show contempt for their own customers by stuffing their accounts with .XYZ domains they never asked for (and that could even subject them to some legal risk). Even more disappointing .XYZ's founder, Daniel Negari, claims on one hand the registry had nothing to do with what NetSol is doing while on the other pretending all of those registrations are real people adopting the extension. Unless 2 + 2 now equals 5, those conflicting positions don't add up.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140610.htm>

 

One Domain Investor responsible for bulk of .webcam and .trade domain name registrations

A single domain name investor was responsible for the bulk of domain name registrations of Famous Four Media’s domain names launched yesterday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/webcam-trade/>

 

New gTLD Community Objection Standing Analysis by Jacob Malthouse

The notion of community has been debated since the inception of the ICANN New gTLD Program. However, as far as we know no one has yet taken a holistic approach to analyzing the wealth of information generated by the experts who participated in the ICANN New gTLD community objection process. As a community applicant for .eco on behalf of the environmental community, Big Room Inc. has a keen interest in understanding how independent experts are interpreting the ICANN notion of community.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140609_new_gtld_community_objection_standing_analysis/>

 

Are New TLDs A Squatter's Dream?

Boring old .com and .net just aren’t cool any more. A huge range of new gTLDs are available now, but they offer new potential for squatters and scammers to capitalise on the names of big companies.

<http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/06/are-new-top-level-domain-names-a-squatters-dream/>

 

Famous Four Media nets $175,000 in a .WEBCAM premium name deal brokered by HuntingMoon

In a private deal, Famous Four Media has sold a package of 15 domain names to a single buyer. The deal, worth $175,000, was for adult oriented terms in the .WEBCAM registry.

<http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/06/famous-four-media-nets-175000-in-a-webcam-premium-name-deal-brokered-by-huntingmoon/>

 

This week in new TLDs: Famous Four, Donuts…and .UK?

Famous Four Media finally gets into the mix this week as it launches its first three TLDs: .webcam, .trade and .bid. All hit the market today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/famous-four-donuts-uk/>

 

Demand Media spinoff Rightside to list on NASDAQ as “NAME”, scores more TLDs

Demand Media moved one step closer to spinning off its Rightside domain name business today with the filing of an amended registration statement.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/name-nasdaq-rightside/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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2nd China Army Unit Implicated in Online Spying

The email attachment looked like a brochure for a yoga studio in Toulouse, France, the center of the European aerospace industry. But once it was opened, it allowed hackers to sidestep their victim’s network security and steal closely guarded satellite technology.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/technology/private-report-further-details-chinese-cyberattacks.html>

 

Bank of England raises bar in cybercrime war

The Bank of England has launched a new cyber security strategy for financial institutions in the UK, as the sector struggles to protect itself against the increased threat of cyber attacks.

<http://www.efinancialnews.com/story/2014-06-10/bank-of-england-steps-up-war-on-cyber-crime-cbest-digital-shadows>

 

The Bank of England Goes to Cyber War

The Bank of England has launched a new cyber security strategy for financial institutions in the U.K., as the sector struggles to protect itself against the increased threat of cyber-attacks.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/10/the-bank-of-england-goes-to-cyber-war/>

 

uk: BoE to probe banks’ computer defences

A new framework aims to uncover vulnerabilities to cyber attacks

<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d14be11e-f0bc-11e3-8f3d-00144feabdc0.html>

 

New cyber attack testing framework outlined for UK banks

The IT security measures used by UK banks will be subject to "penetration testing" under a new framework that will probe how well the financial institutions are set up to defend against cyber attacks.

<http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/june/new-cyber-attack-testing-framework-outlined-for-uk-banks/>

 

Businesses' unsecured networks being used to host cyber attacks on other organisations

Cyber attackers are exploiting the way the internet has been designed to launch attacks on businesses, an IT security expert has warned.

<http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/june/businesses-unsecured-networks-being-used-to-host-cyber-attacks-on-other-organisations/>

 

Wave Of DDoS Attacks Down Cloud-Based Services

The popular Feedly news and information aggregator service continues to struggle to get back up and running today after suffering a powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that it says included the attackers demanding ransom.

<http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/wave-of-ddos-attacks-down-cloud-based-services/d/d-id/1269614>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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ie: Gardai ask service providers to block suspect sites

WHILE the Government works on an industry-compatible approach on how to protect kids online, the Garda Siochana have sent out a fresh batch of letters to Irish internet providers asking them to block websites it suspects are hosting illegal content, including child abuse material.

<http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/gardai-ask-service-providers-to-block-suspect-sites-30347681.html>

 

Bad faith may be found only in specific circumstances when domain name predates trademark rights [subscription]

German company Softway AG has failed to obtain the transfer of the domain name ‘softway.com’ under the UDRP. Among other things, the panel found that nothing indicated that the respondent had any knowledge of the complainant when it registered the domain name. The decision acts as a reminder that bad faith may be found when a domain name was registered before the complainant's trademark only when specific conditions are met.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=c7b8ac66-0eb6-489d-a7f9-86d588ea74ab>

 

World’s ‘Most-Infringing’ Music Site Faces Legal Action

A music downloading website subjected to more Google takedown notices than any other in the past year has changed its business model following legal action. Google received 9.7 million notices for Dilandau.eu in the past 12 months alone, making the site the second largest all-time infringer according to the search engine's Transparency Report.

<http://torrentfreak.com/worlds-most-infringing-music-website-faces-legal-action-140611/>

 

Why no RDNH for Thingify.com?

A WIPO panel just handed down a decision in a UDRP for Thingify.com. It follows a familiar story line:

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/11/why-no-rdnh-for-thingify-com/>

 

French football league draws in domain name recovery battle

The French professional football league, the Ligue de Football Professionnel, recently attempted to recover two domain names corresponding to the designation of the French main football competition, the Ligue 1, using the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). While it managed to score 'ligue1.biz', its shot passed wide of the goal for 'ligue1.org'.

<http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=a939a2bb-8839-4735-950e-de7c66a5f8dd>

 

Non-used domain name is no hidden gem

The Paris Tribunal of First Instance has ruled that while a domain name can constitute a prior right which can be opposed to a future trademark application, the domain name in question actually needs to be used and not merely registered. The decision confirms prior (although scarce) decisions from the French courts and highlights the need to register domain names and trademarks quickly.

<http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=d58b7ee0-934e-483b-b79e-45e58d4c23b6>

 

au: Domain name buy-up widens levy divide

THE son of Warrnambool City councillor Brian Kelson bought several internet domain names centred around the words “Commerce Warrnambool” and “Business Warrnambool” in recent weeks, effectively blocking Commerce Warrnambool from using the simplest web address.

<http://www.standard.net.au/story/2343246/domain-name-buy-up-widens-levy-divide/>

 

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IPv4 addresses now EXHAUSTED in Latin America and the Caribbean

The allocation of internet addresses using the IPv4 protocol in Latin America and the Caribbean has hit a critical stage, the region's registry (LACNIC) warned on Tuesday.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/11/ipv4_addresses_depleted_in_latin_america_and_the_caribbean/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Announcing the Coalition for Local Internet Choice

We are proud to announce the Coalition for Local Internet Choice. We are a diverse coalition of public and private entities who seek to protect the rights of local communities to determine their economic futures by having the right and opportunity to choose for themselves the best broadband internet infrastructure for their businesses, institutions and residents.

<http://www.localnetchoice.org/?cat=1>

 

GoDaddy files for $100m IPO

Web hosting company GoDaddy announced plans on Monday to raise $100m in an initial public offering.

<http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/godaddy-files-for-100m-ipo>

 

GoDaddy to Tap Public Markets With I.P.O.

GoDaddy, the domain name registration giant, plans to sell its shares to investors in an initial public offering.

<http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/godaddy-to-tap-public-markets-with-i-p-o/>

 

GoDaddy To Sell Shares, Offer IPO, To Raise $100m

GoDaddy, the world's largest domain name registrar and webhost, has announced plans to offer an initial public offering of shares that will raise around $100m.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22437>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/godaddy-offer-ipo/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/godaddy-offer-ipo.html>

 

GoDaddy gets patent for “Domain name hijack protection”

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 8,751,685 to GoDaddy for “Domain name hijack protection”.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/godaddy-gets-patent-for-domain-name-hijack-protection/>

 

GoDaddy files for $100 million IPO

GoDaddy has filed plans for a $100 million initial public offering of its stock.

<http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/09/technology/godaddy-ipo/index.html>

 

GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons To Step Down As Executive Chairman: Continues To Serve On Board

GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons has resigned his position as Executive Chairman of the Board in order to devote more time to his ventures outside of GoDaddy. Mr. Parsons will continue to serve on the board of directors. A new chairman will be named over the coming months. GoDaddy is a leading technology provider to small businesses, Web design professionals and individuals around the world.

<http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-founder-bob-parsons-to-step-down-as-executive-chairman-continues-to-serve-on-board.aspx>

 

GoDaddy Files Registration Statement For Proposed Initial Public Offering

GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.

<http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-files-registration-statement-for-proposed-initial-public-offering.aspx>

 

Breaking: Go Daddy files for $100 million IPO

Go Daddy has filed its S-1 registration form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, signalling its intention to go public.

<http://domainincite.com/16813-breaking-go-daddy-files-for-100-million-ipo>

 

8 Things We Learned from GoDaddy’s IPO filing

GoDaddy filed its S-1 today to go public. I’ve skimmed the 250 pages to compile these seven data points that weren’t previously known.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/8-things-we-learned-from-godaddys-ipo-filing/>

 

Google Chrome's experiment with killing URLs appears to be on hold

For several months, Google toyed with the idea of hiding full web addresses from users in Chrome. That idea appears to be on hold.

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2362123/google-chromes-origin-chip-experimental-feature-appears-to-be-on-hold.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Domain Sales Explode With a $3 Million Sale and Four 6-Figure Sales Logged Over Past Two Weeks

Americans expect to see fireworks on July 4th but they arrived more than a month early in the domain aftermarket with the top five sales alone totaling more than $4 million over the past two weeks. The boom has actually been going on all year. As I noted in a talk at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference in Las Vegas last week, total dollar volume for sales reported to us in the first quarter of this year was up 47% over the same quarter a year ago

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140611.htm>

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Soccer fans are excited about the World Cup. So are cybercriminals.

As soccer fans around with globe prepare for the World Cup, hackers are getting excited, too, according to a new report on cybersecurity in Latin America from Symantec. The tournament, which kicks off this week in Brazil, is a "rich target for criminals," the cybersecurity company said.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/06/10/soccer-fans-are-excited-about-the-world-cup-so-are-cybercriminals/>

 

Worldwide Cost of Cybercrime Estimated at $400 Billion

Experts with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, McAfee look at data loss figures and information from economists and intellectual property experts to come up with the figure.

<http://www.darkreading.com/worldwide-cost-of-cybercrime-estimated-at-$400-billion/d/d-id/1269527>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Edward Snowden's NSA leaks 'an important service', says Al Gore

Edward Snowden has secured his highest endorsement yet in the US when former vice-president Al Gore described the leaking of top secret intelligence documents as "an important service".

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/10/edward-snowden-nsa-leaks-important-service-al-gore>

 

Google search results may indicate 'right to be forgotten' censorship

Google is planning to flag up search results it has censored following a controversial ruling that allows European citizens the right to demand information on them be erased.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/08/google-search-results-indicate-right-to-be-forgotten-censorship>

 

Stephen Fry: Mass surveillance by government spy agencies is 'squalid and rancid'

Actor and comedian Stephen Fry has condemned the “disgraceful” and “duplicitous” mass surveillance of communications by spy agencies GCHQ and the NSA.

<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/stephen-fry-mass-surveillance-by-government-spy-agencies-is-squalid-and-rancid-9514904.html>

 

Microsoft Protests Order for Email Stored Abroad

Microsoft is challenging the authority of federal prosecutors to force the giant technology company to hand over a customer’s email stored in a data center in Ireland.

<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/amazon-stops-taking-advance-orders-for-lego-other-warner-videos/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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EU to launch probe into Apple's Irish tax deal: report

The European Commission will launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple Inc's tax arrangements in Ireland, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported, without naming its source.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-apple-tax-ireland-idUKKBN0EL1T320140610>

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-apple-tax-ireland-idINKBN0EL1SN20140610>

 

EU to probe Apple’s Irish tax affairs

Move by Brussels is part of widening global crackdown on evasion

<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b3a9c9ec-f0cf-11e3-8f3d-00144feabdc0.html>

 

EU to investigate Apple's tax affairs

The European Commission is to open a formal investigation into Apple, Starbucks and Fiat in relation to tax arrangements with three EU countries.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27788238>

 

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au: Small business is missing the mobile, social, cloud revolution by Jim Minifie, Productivity Growth Program Director at Grattan Institute

Most companies that live and breathe the online revolution are not tech startups, but smart smaller firms that use online tools to run their core business better: to cut costs, reach customers and suppliers, innovate and get more control. Many others, however, are falling behind, according to a new Grattan Institute discussion paper.

<http://theconversation.com/small-business-is-missing-the-mobile-social-cloud-revolution-27793>

 

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 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">Final "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions Phase One" Report Published<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10jun14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">50,000 Second Level .UK Domains Registered In 24 Hours, Beating All New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/12/50000-uk-domains-in-24-hours/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/12/50000-uk-domains-in-24-hours/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet's new rules on .uk domains could mean the end to users' privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/11/nominet-new-rules-uk-domain-end-privacy"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/11/nominet-new-rules-uk-domain-end-privacy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Fry Becomes First To Switch To 2nd Level .UK Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Registrations Pass One Million Mark In Dodgy Circumstances<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/09/new-gtld-pass-one-million-dodgy-circumstances/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/09/new-gtld-pass-one-million-dodgy-circumstances/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Which new TLD is on top? Here&rsquo;s one answer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/which-new-tld-is-on-top-heres-one-answer/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/which-new-tld-is-on-top-heres-one-answer/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Domain name buy-up widens levy divide<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.standard.net.au/story/2343246/domain-name-buy-up-widens-levy-divide/"><span>http://www.standard.net.au/story/2343246/domain-name-buy-up-widens-levy-divide/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy files for $100m IPO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/godaddy-files-for-100m-ipo"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/godaddy-files-for-100m-ipo</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy to Tap Public Markets With I.P.O.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/godaddy-to-tap-public-markets-with-i-p-o/"><span>http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/godaddy-to-tap-public-markets-with-i-p-o/</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">Inclusive governance for a global Internet by Vice President Neelie Kroes Speech at the World Summit on Information Society in Geneva, Tuesday 10 June 2014</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Across the world I have seen the role that new technology can play. This is not just a toy for the happy few. Across the world it can cut poverty, promote and protect fundamental rights, empower individuals and groups by connecting them to unlimited opportunity. And so a tool for equal opportunities between men and women.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-447_en.htm"><span>http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-447_en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The coming digital anarchy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve? ... The banks aren&rsquo;t the only institutions whose future is threatened. The blockchain has the power to uproot a number of our most recognisable dot coms. The internet, rife with accidental data leaks like eBay&rsquo;s latest mishap and government eavesdropping, is crying out for anarchic disruption. Lack of trust in banks has become lack of trust in the guardians of cyberspace. There is a growing mood that nobody can be trusted with our money or our data. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10881213/The-coming-digital-anarchy.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10881213/The-coming-digital-anarchy.html</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">Final "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions Phase One" Report Published<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today announced the publication of the final "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions Phase One" report by JAS Global Advisors ("JAS").<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-10-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10jun14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Civil Society at ICANN: Everything You Need to Know About the ICANN Meeting in London<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Please join ICANN Vice Presidents Christopher Mondini and Nora Abusitta for a pre-ICANN 50 webinar for civil society participants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-10-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">Public Comment Invited: .NGO and .ONG Registry Services Evaluation Process Request &ndash; Introduction of Technical Bundling<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Public Interest Registry, the registry operator for .NGO and .ONG TLDs, submitted a request to provide a new registry service to offer support for mandatory technical bundling of second level domains for .NGO and .ONG.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-10-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Stephen D. Crocker, Chair | ICANN Board of Directors, to Heather Dryden</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NGPC Meeting of 14 May 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-05-30-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-05-30-en</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">Stephen D. Crocker, Chair | ICANN Board of Directors, to Heather Dryden</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Board responses to GAC non-gTLD matters from Singapore Communiqu&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-06-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-06-05-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">10 New gTLDs Recently Delegated.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">View them now!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-11jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-11jun14-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">Peter J. Murray, CEO | International Medical Informatics Association, to Stephen Crocker, Fadi Chehad&eacute;, and Cherine Chalaby</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Safeguards for Health Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/murray-to-crocker-et-al-2014-06-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/murray-to-crocker-et-al-2014-06-02-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">Dr. Elham M. A. Ibrahim, Commissioner, Infrastructure and Energy | African Union, to Mr. Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .AFRICA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibrahim-to-chehade-2014-06-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibrahim-to-chehade-2014-06-02-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">Jean-Francois Baril Discusses the EWG Final Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brad White interviews EWG Lead Facilitator Jean-Francois Baril about Final Report on the Next Generation Registration Directory Service.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4HKCzSyDfw&amp;feature=youtu.be"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4HKCzSyDfw&amp;feature=youtu.be</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Looking Back at ICANN: First Taste of Incumbent Intransigence, Congressional Oversight<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This is the second in a series of posts I am writing prior to ICANN's 50th public meeting on June 22-26 in London. In honor of the occasion, I thought I should share some of Bloomberg BNA's coverage of ICANN over the past 16 years. Today's topic: ICANN's efforts to bring Network Solutions to heel, and its first tour of the House Rayburn Building.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/looking-back-icann-b17179891221/"><span>http://www.bna.com/looking-back-icann-b17179891221/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Will WHOIS be assassinated?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last year I wrote about a plan to scrap Whois as we know it and replace it with a new Registration Directory Service (RDS).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/11/will-whois-be-assassinated/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/11/will-whois-be-assassinated/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Looking Back at ICANN: Fielding Tough Questions From Day One<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN will hold its 50th public meeting on June 22-26 in London. In honor of the occasion, I thought I should share some of Bloomberg BNA's coverage of ICANN over the past 16 years. This post will be the first of several in a series. Today's theme: early challenges to ICANN's legitimacy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/looking-back-icann-b17179891181/"><span>http://www.bna.com/looking-back-icann-b17179891181/</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">ca: CIRA introduces advanced security to protect Canadians online</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA domain, is making the Internet safer for all Canadians with the implementation of DNSSEC, the latest in a string of new security measures rolling out in 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cira.ca/news/news-releases/dnssec/"><span>http://www.cira.ca/news/news-releases/dnssec/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.co.com Releases Tens-of-Thousands Premium Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you are looking for short memorable domain names that end in the popular .com extension, we have big news. We are excited to announce the release of most of our premium .co.com domain names for &ldquo;hand-registration&rdquo;. The domain names we are releasing are far more valuable than the standard registration fee, but getting .co.com domain names registered and into the hands of those who would develop them, will raise the visibility and awareness of .co.com, and generate even stronger registration volumes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://registry.co.com/co-com-releases-premium-domain-names/"><span>http://registry.co.com/co-com-releases-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">.Co.com drops pricing on &ldquo;Premium&rdquo; domain names, releases reserved<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Co.com, a new third level domain name option, is dropping prices on premium domain names and has removed tens of thousands of domain names from its reserved names list.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/co-com-drops-pricing-on-premium-domain-names-releases-reserved/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/co-com-drops-pricing-on-premium-domain-names-releases-reserved/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.CO.COM Releases Tens-of-Thousands Premium Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The registry behind .co.com domains has released tens of thousands of premium domains for what they describe as &ldquo;hand-registration&rdquo;. But the registry believes that while the domains are far more valuable than the standard registration fee, getting them into the hands of those who would develop them will raise the sub-domain&rsquo;s visibility and awareness and generate even stronger registration volumes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/11/co-com-releases-premium-domains/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/11/co-com-releases-premium-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/co-com-releases-premium-domains.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/co-com-releases-premium-domains.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">NiRA advocates shift in sectoral policy outlook on .ng Registration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), says there is need for a shift in the outlook of government and private sector policies in relation to .ng domain name registration.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://businessdayonline.com/2014/06/nira-advocates-shift-in-sectoral-policy-outlook-on-ng-registration/"><span>http://businessdayonline.com/2014/06/nira-advocates-shift-in-sectoral-policy-outlook-on-ng-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">Number of '.nl' domain names registered in 2013 down 13% [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SIDN, the registry responsible for the running of the &lsquo;.nl&rsquo; ccTLD, has announced that growth was down 13% in 2013 when compared to 2012, with 5,338,364 domain names registered at the end of 2013 compared to 5,115,652 across the same period in 2012. This trend was observed across a large number of ccTLDs during the same period.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=19de00ee-c686-420e-b9f7-125c5e609c96"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=19de00ee-c686-420e-b9f7-125c5e609c96</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Welcome to the .uk - Stephen Fry first to switch in new era for UK internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From today, new, short .uk web domains are available alongside .co.uk for the first time ever, with British icon and tech enthusiast Stephen Fry the first person to make the switch.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/welcome-uk-stephen-fry-first-switch-new-era-uk-internet"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/welcome-uk-stephen-fry-first-switch-new-era-uk-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/welcome-uk-stephen-fry-first-switch-new-era-uk-internet"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/welcome-uk-stephen-fry-first-switch-new-era-uk-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">50,000 Second Level .UK Domains Registered In 24 Hours, Beating All New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet's launch of .uk registrations at the second level, with the first public registration being stephenfry.uk, went off with a bang this week. Within the first 24 hours over 50,000 domains were registered, making it one of the fastest selling new domain releases on record, and beating the first day sales for all of the current batch of new gTLDs by a large margin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22446"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22446</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/12/50000-uk-domains-in-24-hours/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/12/50000-uk-domains-in-24-hours/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.uk registrations surge to a record-breaking start<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Within 24 hours of opening for registration, new, short .uk web domains have topped the sales charts. More than 50,000 domains were registered, making this one of the fastest selling new domain releases on record, and beating the first day sales for all of the current batch of new g</span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s by a large margin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/uk-registrations-surge-record-breaking-start"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/uk-registrations-surge-record-breaking-start</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Welcome to the .uk .. Unless You&rsquo;re Not in the UK ..<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .uk launch today has been getting quite a bit of press coverage. Getting a big name celebrity like Stephen Fry to endorse the shorter namespace is also a nice win for Nominet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/10/welcome-uk-unless-youre-uk/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/10/welcome-uk-unless-youre-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">Nominet: 50,000 .uk domain name registrations within 24 hours<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Businesses in the UK are seemingly ecstatic about the launch of .uk domain name as over 50,000 domain names have been registered within 24 hours of going live &ndash; beating previous launch records by a huge margin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techienews.co.uk/9713394/nominet-50000-uk-domain-name-registrations-within-24-hours/"><span>http://www.techienews.co.uk/9713394/nominet-50000-uk-domain-name-registrations-within-24-hours/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet's new rules on .uk domains could mean the end to users' privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Since Tuesday, running a personal website has become a privacy minefield for people using .uk domain names. A recent rule change by Nominet, the company which manages the .uk registry, means that domain name owners whose home addresses were previously kept private may now be publicly visible in online searches. People setting up domain names through Nominet must now also show their full legal personal or business name on the public registration database.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/11/nominet-new-rules-uk-domain-end-privacy"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/11/nominet-new-rules-uk-domain-end-privacy</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 Fry Becomes First To Switch To 2nd Level .UK Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">British icon and tech enthusiast Stephen Fry became the first person to make the switch to a .uk domain name as Nominet began to allow second level .uk registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22435"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22435</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk.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">Stephen Fry is first Briton to switch to .uk domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Fry has become the first person to make the switch to a .uk web domain as the service becomes available for the first time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10887616/Stephen-Fry-is-first-Briton-to-switch-to-.uk-domain.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10887616/Stephen-Fry-is-first-Briton-to-switch-to-.uk-domain.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">Stephen Fry and Martha Lane Fox welcome arrival of 'dot uk' domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Fry and Martha Lane Fox have signed up as supporters of a social marketing campaign to promote the debut of internet domain name suffix .uk, which goes live today (10 June).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.brandrepublic.com/go/news/article/1298011/stephen-fry-martha-lane-fox-welcome-arrival-dot-uk-domain/"><span>http://www.brandrepublic.com/go/news/article/1298011/stephen-fry-martha-lane-fox-welcome-arrival-dot-uk-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">Britain's shortest web address X.uk could fetch &pound;10m as internet shake-up now allows users to drop .co.uk<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the shortest but most expensive web addresses in the world will go on sale today and is expected to fetch &pound;10million. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2653797/Britains-shortest-web-address-X-uk-fetch-10m-internet-shake-allows-users-drop-uk.html"><span>http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2653797/Britains-shortest-web-address-X-uk-fetch-10m-internet-shake-allows-users-drop-uk.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">Vietnamese govt to fine unregistered online e-commerce sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vietnamese online e-commerce sites should register their operations to avoid fines, The Business Times reports. According to the report, unregistered e-commerce websites will be fined between VND 20-30 million, while those online e-commerce sites which sell fake goods will be subject to fines of VND 40-50 million.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/vietnamese-govt-to-fine-unregistered-online-e-commerce-sites--1018360"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/vietnamese-govt-to-fine-unregistered-online-e-commerce-sites--1018360</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">New gTLD Registrations Pass One Million Mark In Dodgy Circumstances<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of new gTLDs Domains Under Management passed the one million milestone on 6 June, but the boost it received from a .xyz "promotion" run by Network Solutions has led to accusations the registrar has artificially inflated the number of registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22431"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22431</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/09/new-gtld-pass-one-million-dodgy-circumstances/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/09/new-gtld-pass-one-million-dodgy-circumstances/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/gtld-registrations-one-million-dodgy-circumstances.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/gtld-registrations-one-million-dodgy-circumstances.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">gTLD registrations soar, but many brands are falling behind<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of new gTLD registrations has broken the million mark, with &lsquo;xyz&rsquo; supplanting &lsquo;.club&rsquo; as the most popular string. While online discussion centres on just how it achieved this feat, an equally interesting question is how much of the demand has come from big brands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=090e1afd-1970-4e27-bb92-92e791058cf0"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=090e1afd-1970-4e27-bb92-92e791058cf0</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Which new TLD is on top? Here&rsquo;s one answer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Search data shows that .directory is winning in terms of total indexed pages. No, this article isn&rsquo;t about whether .xyz or .club should be considered the most registered new domain name so far. Instead, it&rsquo;s a different look at how to measure the most successful new TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/which-new-tld-is-on-top-heres-one-answer/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/which-new-tld-is-on-top-heres-one-answer/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">M+M profits by losing new gTLD auctions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines managed to make a profit in 2013, after years of losses, due to its participation in private new gTLD auctions, some of which it &ldquo;lost&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16829-mm-profits-by-losing-new-gtld-auctions"><span>http://domainincite.com/16829-mm-profits-by-losing-new-gtld-auctions</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 .gifts, .sarl and .restaurant<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts has won the contention sets for three new gTLDs, at least two of which seem to have come as the result of an Applicant Auction auction.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16791-donuts-wins-gifts-sarl-and-restaurant"><span>http://domainincite.com/16791-donuts-wins-gifts-sarl-and-restaurant</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 to Turn a Closed Generic gTLD Into a Restricted One by Molly Burke</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the New gTLD Program has rolled out over the course of the past few years, ICANN has made a number of program changes along the way. One of these changes disallows closed, generic gTLD applications, such as Amazon's application for .BOOK. Now, applicants for closed generics must decide how to proceed: whether to open their generic strings to the public, limit registrations to a defined portion of the public, withdraw the application, or sell it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140611_the_case_for_turning_closed_generic_tlds_into_restricted_tlds/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140611_the_case_for_turning_closed_generic_tlds_into_restricted_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">New .wine online domain set to be uncorked<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online addresses ending in .wine and .vin are set to be uncorked soon, despite objections from European governments and several wine industry groups.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://technology.xin.msn.com/technology-news/new-wine-online-domain-set-to-be-uncorked-5"><span>http://technology.xin.msn.com/technology-news/new-wine-online-domain-set-to-be-uncorked-5</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What do 'The Brady Bunch' and new gTLDs have in common? Buyer beware!</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... This is the case with the new gTLDs names. If you have read some of my other blogs, you are aware that I maintain a healthy skepticism about the view that these new gTLDs are viable alternatives to more established gTLDs, such as .com and .org.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2362047/cisco-subnet/what-do-the-brady-bunch-and-new-gtlds-have-in-common-buyer-beware.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2362047/cisco-subnet/what-do-the-brady-bunch-and-new-gtlds-have-in-common-buyer-beware.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-UK launch: why do we need new domain names?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today saw the launch of the first .uk web domains, with Stephen Fry leading the charge, marking another milestone in what has been hailed as the biggest change to the internet since the advent of the World Wide Web. But why do we need new domain names, and what will they mean for the future of the internet?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10888869/Dot-UK-launch-why-do-we-need-new-domain-names.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10888869/Dot-UK-launch-why-do-we-need-new-domain-names.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">Abusive domain name registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ahead of the release of a new wave of .uk domain names on 10 June 2014, we provide an overview of the potential developments for the UK internet registry Nominet in the coming year and also look at some of the highlight Nominet decisions relating to the abusive registration of .uk domain names in the last 12 months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thelawyer.com/briefings/abusive-domain-name-registrations/3021726.article"><span>http://www.thelawyer.com/briefings/abusive-domain-name-registrations/3021726.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">As Phantom .XYZ Registrations Continue to Pile Up at NetworkSolutions a Stats Reporting Service Plans to Subtract Artificially Inflated Numbers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Well I had hoped for better in the ongoing .XYZ/NetworkSolutions registration fiasco but apparently its not going to happen. NetworkSolutions continues to show contempt for their own customers by stuffing their accounts with .XYZ domains they never asked for (and that could even subject them to some legal risk). Even more disappointing .XYZ's founder, Daniel Negari, claims on one hand the registry had nothing to do with what NetSol is doing while on the other pretending all of those registrations are real people adopting the extension. Unless 2 + 2 now equals 5, those conflicting positions don't add up.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140610.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140610.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">One Domain Investor responsible for bulk of .webcam and .trade domain name registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A single domain name investor was responsible for the bulk of domain name registrations of Famous Four Media&rsquo;s domain names launched yesterday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/webcam-trade/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/webcam-trade/</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 Community Objection Standing Analysis by Jacob Malthouse<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The notion of community has been debated since the inception of the ICANN New gTLD Program. However, as far as we know no one has yet taken a holistic approach to analyzing the wealth of information generated by the experts who participated in the ICANN New gTLD community objection process. As a community applicant for .eco on behalf of the environmental community, Big Room Inc. has a keen interest in understanding how independent experts are interpreting the ICANN notion of community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140609_new_gtld_community_objection_standing_analysis/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140609_new_gtld_community_objection_standing_analysis/</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 New TLDs A Squatter's Dream?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Boring old .com and .net just aren&rsquo;t cool any more. A huge range of new gTLDs are available now, but they offer new potential for squatters and scammers to capitalise on the names of big companies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/06/are-new-top-level-domain-names-a-squatters-dream/"><span>http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/06/are-new-top-level-domain-names-a-squatters-dream/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four Media nets $175,000 in a .WEBCAM premium name deal brokered by HuntingMoon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a private deal, Famous Four Media has sold a package of 15 domain names to a single buyer. The deal, worth $175,000, was for adult oriented terms in the .WEBCAM registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/06/famous-four-media-nets-175000-in-a-webcam-premium-name-deal-brokered-by-huntingmoon/"><span>http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/06/famous-four-media-nets-175000-in-a-webcam-premium-name-deal-brokered-by-huntingmoon/</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: Famous Four, Donuts&hellip;and .UK?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four Media finally gets into the mix this week as it launches its first three TLDs: .webcam, .trade and .bid. All hit the market today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/famous-four-donuts-uk/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/famous-four-donuts-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">Demand Media spinoff Rightside to list on NASDAQ as &ldquo;NAME&rdquo;, scores more TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Demand Media moved one step closer to spinning off its Rightside domain name business today with the filing of an amended registration statement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/name-nasdaq-rightside/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/name-nasdaq-rightside/</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">2nd China Army Unit Implicated in Online Spying<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The email attachment looked like a brochure for a yoga studio in Toulouse, France, the center of the European aerospace industry. But once it was opened, it allowed hackers to sidestep their victim&rsquo;s network security and steal closely guarded satellite technology.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/technology/private-report-further-details-chinese-cyberattacks.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/technology/private-report-further-details-chinese-cyberattacks.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">Bank of England raises bar in cybercrime war<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Bank of England has launched a new cyber security strategy for financial institutions in the UK, as the sector struggles to protect itself against the increased threat of cyber attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.efinancialnews.com/story/2014-06-10/bank-of-england-steps-up-war-on-cyber-crime-cbest-digital-shadows"><span>http://www.efinancialnews.com/story/2014-06-10/bank-of-england-steps-up-war-on-cyber-crime-cbest-digital-shadows</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 Bank of England Goes to Cyber War<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Bank of England has launched a new cyber security strategy for financial institutions in the U.K., as the sector struggles to protect itself against the increased threat of cyber-attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/10/the-bank-of-england-goes-to-cyber-war/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/10/the-bank-of-england-goes-to-cyber-war/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: BoE to probe banks&rsquo; computer defences<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new framework aims to uncover vulnerabilities to cyber attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d14be11e-f0bc-11e3-8f3d-00144feabdc0.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d14be11e-f0bc-11e3-8f3d-00144feabdc0.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 cyber attack testing framework outlined for UK banks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IT security measures used by UK banks will be subject to "penetration testing" under a new framework that will probe how well the financial institutions are set up to defend against cyber attacks. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/june/new-cyber-attack-testing-framework-outlined-for-uk-banks/"><span>http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/june/new-cyber-attack-testing-framework-outlined-for-uk-banks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Businesses' unsecured networks being used to host cyber attacks on other organisations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber attackers are exploiting the way the internet has been designed to launch attacks on businesses, an IT security expert has warned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/june/businesses-unsecured-networks-being-used-to-host-cyber-attacks-on-other-organisations/"><span>http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/june/businesses-unsecured-networks-being-used-to-host-cyber-attacks-on-other-organisations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Wave Of DDoS Attacks Down Cloud-Based Services<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The popular Feedly news and information aggregator service continues to struggle to get back up and running today after suffering a powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that it says included the attackers demanding ransom.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/wave-of-ddos-attacks-down-cloud-based-services/d/d-id/1269614"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/wave-of-ddos-attacks-down-cloud-based-services/d/d-id/1269614</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">ie: Gardai ask service providers to block suspect sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WHILE the Government works on an industry-compatible approach on how to protect kids online, the Garda Siochana have sent out a fresh batch of letters to Irish internet providers asking them to block websites it suspects are hosting illegal content, including child abuse material.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/gardai-ask-service-providers-to-block-suspect-sites-30347681.html"><span>http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/gardai-ask-service-providers-to-block-suspect-sites-30347681.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">Bad faith may be found only in specific circumstances when domain name predates trademark rights [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">German company Softway AG has failed to obtain the transfer of the domain name &lsquo;softway.com&rsquo; under the UDRP. Among other things, the panel found that nothing indicated that the respondent had any knowledge of the complainant when it registered the domain name. The decision acts as a reminder that bad faith may be found when a domain name was registered before the complainant's trademark only when specific conditions are met.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=c7b8ac66-0eb6-489d-a7f9-86d588ea74ab"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=c7b8ac66-0eb6-489d-a7f9-86d588ea74ab</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">World&rsquo;s &lsquo;Most-Infringing&rsquo; Music Site Faces Legal Action<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A music downloading website subjected to more Google takedown notices than any other in the past year has changed its business model following legal action. Google received 9.7 million notices for Dilandau.eu in the past 12 months alone, making the site the second largest all-time infringer according to the search engine's Transparency Report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/worlds-most-infringing-music-website-faces-legal-action-140611/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/worlds-most-infringing-music-website-faces-legal-action-140611/</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 no RDNH for Thingify.com?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A WIPO panel just handed down a decision in a UDRP for Thingify.com. It follows a familiar story line:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/11/why-no-rdnh-for-thingify-com/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/11/why-no-rdnh-for-thingify-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">French football league draws in domain name recovery battle<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The French professional football league, the Ligue de Football Professionnel, recently attempted to recover two domain names corresponding to the designation of the French main football competition, the Ligue 1, using the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). While it managed to score 'ligue1.biz', its shot passed wide of the goal for 'ligue1.org'.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=a939a2bb-8839-4735-950e-de7c66a5f8dd"><span>http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=a939a2bb-8839-4735-950e-de7c66a5f8dd</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Non-used domain name is no hidden gem<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Paris Tribunal of First Instance has ruled that while a domain name can constitute a prior right which can be opposed to a future trademark application, the domain name in question actually needs to be used and not merely registered. The decision confirms prior (although scarce) decisions from the French courts and highlights the need to register domain names and trademarks quickly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=d58b7ee0-934e-483b-b79e-45e58d4c23b6"><span>http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=d58b7ee0-934e-483b-b79e-45e58d4c23b6</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: Domain name buy-up widens levy divide<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">THE son of Warrnambool City councillor Brian Kelson bought several internet domain names centred around the words &ldquo;Commerce Warrnambool&rdquo; and &ldquo;Business Warrnambool&rdquo; in recent weeks, effectively blocking Commerce Warrnambool from using the simplest web address.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.standard.net.au/story/2343246/domain-name-buy-up-widens-levy-divide/"><span>http://www.standard.net.au/story/2343246/domain-name-buy-up-widens-levy-divide/</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">IPv4 addresses now EXHAUSTED in Latin America and the Caribbean<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The allocation of internet addresses using the IPv4 protocol in Latin America and the Caribbean has hit a critical stage, the region's registry (LACNIC) warned on Tuesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/11/ipv4_addresses_depleted_in_latin_america_and_the_caribbean/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/11/ipv4_addresses_depleted_in_latin_america_and_the_caribbean/</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">Announcing the Coalition for Local Internet Choice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We are proud to announce the Coalition for Local Internet Choice. We are a diverse coalition of public and private entities who seek to protect the rights of local communities to determine their economic futures by having the right and opportunity to choose for themselves the best broadband internet infrastructure for their businesses, institutions and residents.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.localnetchoice.org/?cat=1"><span>http://www.localnetchoice.org/?cat=1</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 files for $100m IPO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web hosting company GoDaddy announced plans on Monday to raise $100m in an initial public offering.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/godaddy-files-for-100m-ipo"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/godaddy-files-for-100m-ipo</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 to Tap Public Markets With I.P.O.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy, the domain name registration giant, plans to sell its shares to investors in an initial public offering.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/godaddy-to-tap-public-markets-with-i-p-o/"><span>http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/godaddy-to-tap-public-markets-with-i-p-o/</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 To Sell Shares, Offer IPO, To Raise $100m<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy, the world's largest domain name registrar and webhost, has announced plans to offer an initial public offering of shares that will raise around $100m.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22437"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22437</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/godaddy-offer-ipo/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/godaddy-offer-ipo/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/godaddy-offer-ipo.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/godaddy-offer-ipo.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">GoDaddy gets patent for &ldquo;Domain name hijack protection&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 8,751,685 to GoDaddy for &ldquo;Domain name hijack protection&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/godaddy-gets-patent-for-domain-name-hijack-protection/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/godaddy-gets-patent-for-domain-name-hijack-protection/</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 files for $100 million IPO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy has filed plans for a $100 million initial public offering of its stock.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/09/technology/godaddy-ipo/index.html"><span>http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/09/technology/godaddy-ipo/index.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">GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons To Step Down As Executive Chairman: Continues To Serve On Board<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons has resigned his position as Executive Chairman of the Board in order to devote more time to his ventures outside of GoDaddy. Mr. Parsons will continue to serve on the board of directors. A new chairman will be named over the coming months. GoDaddy is a leading technology provider to small businesses, Web design professionals and individuals around the world. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-founder-bob-parsons-to-step-down-as-executive-chairman-continues-to-serve-on-board.aspx"><span>http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-founder-bob-parsons-to-step-down-as-executive-chairman-continues-to-serve-on-board.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">GoDaddy Files Registration Statement For Proposed Initial Public Offering<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy, the world&rsquo;s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-files-registration-statement-for-proposed-initial-public-offering.aspx"><span>http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-files-registration-statement-for-proposed-initial-public-offering.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">Breaking: Go Daddy files for $100 million IPO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Go Daddy has filed its S-1 registration form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, signalling its intention to go public.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16813-breaking-go-daddy-files-for-100-million-ipo"><span>http://domainincite.com/16813-breaking-go-daddy-files-for-100-million-ipo</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">8 Things We Learned from GoDaddy&rsquo;s IPO filing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy filed its S-1 today to go public. I&rsquo;ve skimmed the 250 pages to compile these seven data points that weren&rsquo;t previously known.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/8-things-we-learned-from-godaddys-ipo-filing/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/8-things-we-learned-from-godaddys-ipo-filing/</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 Chrome's experiment with killing URLs appears to be on hold<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For several months, Google toyed with the idea of hiding full web addresses from users in Chrome. That idea appears to be on hold.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2362123/google-chromes-origin-chip-experimental-feature-appears-to-be-on-hold.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/2362123/google-chromes-origin-chip-experimental-feature-appears-to-be-on-hold.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 Sales Explode With a $3 Million Sale and Four 6-Figure Sales Logged Over Past Two Weeks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Americans expect to see fireworks on July 4th but they arrived more than a month early in the domain aftermarket with the top five sales alone totaling more than $4 million over the past two weeks. The boom has actually been going on all year. As I noted in a talk at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference in Las Vegas last week, total dollar volume for sales reported to us in the first quarter of this year was up 47% over the same quarter a year ago<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140611.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140611.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<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">Soccer fans are excited about the World Cup. So are cybercriminals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As soccer fans around with globe prepare for the World Cup, hackers are getting excited, too, according to a new report on cybersecurity in Latin America from Symantec. The tournament, which kicks off this week in Brazil, is a "rich target for criminals," the cybersecurity company said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/06/10/soccer-fans-are-excited-about-the-world-cup-so-are-cybercriminals/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/06/10/soccer-fans-are-excited-about-the-world-cup-so-are-cybercriminals/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Worldwide Cost of Cybercrime Estimated at $400 Billion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Experts with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, McAfee look at data loss figures and information from economists and intellectual property experts to come up with the figure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/worldwide-cost-of-cybercrime-estimated-at-%24400-billion/d/d-id/1269527"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/worldwide-cost-of-cybercrime-estimated-at-$400-billion/d/d-id/1269527</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">Edward Snowden's NSA leaks 'an important service', says Al Gore<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Edward Snowden has secured his highest endorsement yet in the US when former vice-president Al Gore described the leaking of top secret intelligence documents as "an important service".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/10/edward-snowden-nsa-leaks-important-service-al-gore"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/10/edward-snowden-nsa-leaks-important-service-al-gore</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 search results may indicate 'right to be forgotten' censorship<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google is planning to flag up search results it has censored following a controversial ruling that allows European citizens the right to demand information on them be erased.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/08/google-search-results-indicate-right-to-be-forgotten-censorship"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/08/google-search-results-indicate-right-to-be-forgotten-censorship</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 Fry: Mass surveillance by government spy agencies is 'squalid and rancid'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Actor and comedian Stephen Fry has condemned the &ldquo;disgraceful&rdquo; and &ldquo;duplicitous&rdquo; mass surveillance of communications by spy agencies GCHQ and the NSA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/stephen-fry-mass-surveillance-by-government-spy-agencies-is-squalid-and-rancid-9514904.html"><span>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/stephen-fry-mass-surveillance-by-government-spy-agencies-is-squalid-and-rancid-9514904.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">Microsoft Protests Order for Email Stored Abroad<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft is challenging the authority of federal prosecutors to force the giant technology company to hand over a customer&rsquo;s email stored in a data center in Ireland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/amazon-stops-taking-advance-orders-for-lego-other-warner-videos/"><span>http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/amazon-stops-taking-advance-orders-for-lego-other-warner-videos/</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">EU to launch probe into Apple's Irish tax deal: report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The European Commission will launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple Inc's tax arrangements in Ireland, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported, without naming its source.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-apple-tax-ireland-idUKKBN0EL1T320140610"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-apple-tax-ireland-idUKKBN0EL1T320140610</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-apple-tax-ireland-idINKBN0EL1SN20140610"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-apple-tax-ireland-idINKBN0EL1SN20140610</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 to probe Apple&rsquo;s Irish tax affairs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Move by Brussels is part of widening global crackdown on evasion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b3a9c9ec-f0cf-11e3-8f3d-00144feabdc0.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b3a9c9ec-f0cf-11e3-8f3d-00144feabdc0.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">EU to investigate Apple's tax affairs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The European Commission is to open a formal investigation into Apple, Starbucks and Fiat in relation to tax arrangements with three EU countries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27788238"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27788238</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: Small business is missing the mobile, social, cloud revolution by Jim Minifie, Productivity Growth Program Director at Grattan Institute<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Most companies that live and breathe the online revolution are not tech startups, but smart smaller firms that use online tools to run their core business better: to cut costs, reach customers and suppliers, innovate and get more control. Many others, however, are falling behind, according to a new Grattan Institute discussion paper.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://theconversation.com/small-business-is-missing-the-mobile-social-cloud-revolution-27793"><span>http://theconversation.com/small-business-is-missing-the-mobile-social-cloud-revolution-27793</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></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 | 9 Jun 07:27 2014

auDA Domain News - 9 June

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Senate Appropriators Add IANA Transition Language as House Requests GAO Study and Civil Society Groups Oppose Shimkus Amendment by Philip S. Corwin

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-approps-iana/>

 

NTIA Escapes IANA Spending Restriction in Senate Spend Bill

<http://www.bna.com/ntia-escapes-iana-b17179891061/>

 

Europe and the Future of the Internet

<http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/europe-and-the-future-of-the-internet.html>

 

NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition - Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-06-en>


ICANN suppresses a privacy advocate’s dissent by Milton Mueller

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/07/icann-suppresses-a-privacy-advocates-dissent/>

 

How NetSol opts you in to cybersquatted .xyz names

<http://domainincite.com/16792-how-netsol-opts-you-in-to-cybersquatted-xyz-names>

 

.xyz is now the biggest new gTLD (kinda)

<http://domainincite.com/16780-xyz-is-now-the-biggest-new-gtld-kinda>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Senate Appropriators Add IANA Transition Language as House Requests GAO Study and Civil Society Groups Oppose Shimkus Amendment by Philip S. Corwin

The Senate Appropriations Committee just reported out on June 5th its version of the Commerce-Justice-State Departments Appropriations bill for FY 15. In the course of its deliberations it added a consensus amendment on the IANA transition offered by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE). The amendment reads:

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-approps-iana/>

 

NTIA Escapes IANA Spending Restriction in Senate Spend Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. It appears that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has been spared, for the time being, yet another congressional attempt to slow down NTIA's planned transition of its supervisory role over key DNS administration functions now performed by ICANN.

<http://www.bna.com/ntia-escapes-iana-b17179891061/>

 

Republicans Request GAO Report On Internet Name Hand-off

House Energy & Commerce Republican leaders have asked for a Government Accountability Office study of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration's plan to transfer oversight of Internet domain naming functions (ICANN) to a global multistakeholder model.

<http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/republicans-request-gao-report-internet-name-hand/131608>

 

NETmundial meeting seeks to chart future of internet governance [subscription]

The NETmundial Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance saw over 800 delegates from around the world seek to chart the future of internet governance and debate the key principles on which the Internet should evolve. The meeting culminated in a (non-binding) eight-page statement discussing two critical factors: the principles of internet governance and a roadmap for the future evolution of the ‘internet governance ecosystem’.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=31f61983-dc0e-4805-81fa-48064191bea0>

 

Europe and the Future of the Internet

From Net Neutrality to the protection of privacy – at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) the theme is no less than the future of the Internet. Stakeholders from industry, governments, academia and the civil society will be exchanging ideas at the most important Internet dialogue at the European level, on the 12 and 13 June in the German Foreign Office in Berlin.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/europe-and-the-future-of-the-internet.html>

 

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NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition - Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps

ICANN today published a Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps that is the culmination of a series of community discussions and input into the process to develop a proposal to transition the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-06-en>


New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 6 June 2014:

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-06jun14-en>

 

ICANN suppresses a privacy advocate’s dissent by Milton Mueller

ICANN’s Expert Working Group (EWG) on Whois and privacy, which published its final report today, has unfortunately continued a long tradition of failing to find consensus between privacy advocates and business interests. The business interests see coerced publication of domain name registration data as an invaluable aid to brand protection and law enforcement, and many brand protection services, who make their living on this data, do special interest lobbying to influence ICANN. ICANN’s staff and board consistently bias their processes in favor of those interests. So nothing has changed, in the end.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/07/icann-suppresses-a-privacy-advocates-dissent/>

 

Commonwealth DNS Forum at #ICANN50 Venue

If you’re heading to London for the ICANN meeting at the end of the month you might consider going over a couple of days early for the Commonwealth DNS Forum. The event is being organised by The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), ICANN and Nominet.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/03/commonwealth-dns-forum-icann50-venue/>

 

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Your .com Is Waiting

Thinking of growing your business online? Look no further than .com. It is the most universally recognized, and gold standard, in domain names, which is why 97 percent of the top 100 brands, and 93 percent of Fortune Global 100 companies house their company websites on .com.

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

 

Translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2013" Posted

JPRS posted English translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2013." This is the annual report for 2013, briefing that year's activities performed by JPRS, in relation to its management and administration of .JP TLD.

<http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2014/140606.html>

 

.no for everyone

Starting on 17 June, everyone in Norway can register their own domain name directly within .no. On this date .no is opened for private individuals.

<http://www.norid.no/nytt/pressemelding20140606.en.html>

 

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How NetSol opts you in to cybersquatted .xyz names

Clear-cut cases of cybersquatting seem to be among those .xyz domain names that Network Solutions has registered to its customers without their explicit request.

<http://domainincite.com/16792-how-netsol-opts-you-in-to-cybersquatted-xyz-names>

 

.xyz is now the biggest new gTLD (kinda)

The controversial new gTLD .xyz is now officially the biggest, with 67,504 domains under management.

<http://domainincite.com/16780-xyz-is-now-the-biggest-new-gtld-kinda>

 

.XYZ is DEAD – DISASTER! Daniel Negari Exposed! .XYZ down to 34th place! Where is Deals.xyz?

Daniel Negari has tried to lie and deceive everybody and climb his way up to the top spot of New gTLDs. Well guess what Daniel? You failed. .XYZ is down at the 34th place of new gTLDs ranking today.

<http://onlinedomain.com/2014/06/04/news/xyz-is-dead-disaster-daniel-negari-exposed-xyz-down-to-34th-place-where-is-deals-xyz/>

 

Domain disruption: Is .com passé?

The screen flickers and the hard drive hums. A man is seated hunched forward, concentrating on the screen. Click, click - a smile crosses his face. He has just placed the winning bid in an online auction for a new domain and now owns 'travel.global'.

<http://www.cnbc.com/id/101737445>

 

How Do You Measure Success?

As humans, there are many different ways we measure success. For some, success is all about money. For others success is about accomplishment and experience. Still others focus on health, or happiness, or family. In a balanced life, some element of all these things likely contributes to one’s measure of our own personal success.

<http://nic.club/measure-success/>

 

Afilias loses $600,000 auction for Chinese “.info”

The results of the first “auction of last resort” in the new gTLD program are in, and it’s a bit of a head-scratcher.

<http://domainincite.com/16775-afilias-loses-600000-auction-for-chinese-info>

 

Afilias wins .poker gTLD

The .poker contention set has been settled, apparently at last week’s Applicant Auction auction, leaving Afilias the winner.

<http://domainincite.com/16773-afilias-wins-poker-gtld>

 

Papering the House Backfires on New gTLD Registry But Who is Really to Blame?

In my last post Tuesday I noted that people were wondering if registrar NetworkSolutions had given away thousands of .XYZ domain names at no charge. It was obvious that something highly irregular was going on because the zone files showed that over 70% of all .XYZ registrations had been made at NetworkSolutions, an expensive registrar that has a less than 5% share of most new gTLD registrations.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.htm>

 

Del Monte appeals new TLD lawsuit

Del Monte International is taking a dispute over new TLDs to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/del-monte-appeals-domain-name-lawsuit/>

 

A Donut A Day: 32 Donuts gTLDs Coming In June

Six months after launching its first new gTLDs, Donuts has 16 more Sunrise launches in June and another 16 for general availability, including .dating, .events, .fitness, .community, .fish and .catering.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/05/donuts-gtlds-in-june/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/a-donut-a-day-32-donuts-gtlds-coming-in-june.html>

 

.London domain name: Can it benefit your online business?

And more specifically, will a .london address benefit your digital marketing efforts and online presence?

<http://www.smeweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4845:can-a-dot-london-domain-benefit-your-online-business&catid=64:features&Itemid=102>

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Papering the House Backfires on New gTLD Registry But Who is Really to Blame?

In my last post Tuesday I noted that people were wondering if registrar NetworkSolutions had given away thousands of .XYZ domain names at no charge. It was obvious that something highly irregular was going on because the zone files showed that over 70% of all .XYZ registrations had been made at NetworkSolutions, an expensive registrar that has a less than 5% share of most new gTLD registrations.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.htm>

 

By the Numbers: .XYZ, .Reviews lead this week’s new TLD launches

I count nine new TLDs that launched this week, as I previewed on Monday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/06/new-tld-launches/>

 

Famous Four’s First New gTLD’s Go Live Monday

Famous Four which applied for over 60 new gTLD’s first new gTLD’s are .Webcam, .Trade and .Bid.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/08/famous-fours-first-new-gtlds-go-live-monday/>

 

.Paris Takes Over the Eiffel Tower

Last night there was apparently a big event in Paris at the Eiffel Tower (Champs de Mars) and there were plenty of photos shared by the brands, companies and people in attendance.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/05/paris-takes-eiffel-tower/>

 

.Paris Pioneers Go Live Tomorrow

It looks like around 100 .paris domain names will be going live tomorrow as part of the .paris “pioneer” program. Here are some of the well known names that will be first to get their .paris domain name:

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/03/paris-pioneers-go-live-tomorrow/>

 

London Joins the Rat Race

As of April 29th businesses across London were given the option of directly associating themselves with the UK capital and the brand of London.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/juan-lobato/london-joins-the-rat-race_b_5445893.html>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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The Internet of Things Expected to Bring New Security Threats: Report

IT decision makers at US SMBs are nearly unanimous that the Internet of Things (IoT) will produce negative impacts for their organizations, according to a survey released this week by GFI Software. While 96.5 percent of those surveyed expect at least some downside, 26.7 percent fear that device management will spiral out of control.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/internet-things-expected-bring-new-security-threats-report>

 

Introducing the Verisign Quarterly DDoS Trends Report by Sean Leach

Today, I am very pleased to announce that Verisign is making its inaugural quarterly distributed denial of service (DDoS) trends report available. As the registry for .com and .net and a leading DDoS protection services provider, we have a unique view into online attack trends that enables us to collect attack statistics and behavioral trends that help inform the future outlook for Internet cyber security.

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

 

The roles of Interpol and NEC in fighting cybercrime

On Monday (June 2, 2014), representatives from the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) and IT company NEC spoke on the issue of fighting cybercrime at the Interpol-NEC breakfast seminar held in Singapore.

<http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/security/the-roles-of-interpol-and-nec-in-fighting-cybercrime/>

 

Energy makes prime target in cyber threat against infrastructure

In May, the US Department of Homeland Security revealed that the industrial control system of a public utility had been hacked by a “sophisticated threat actor”.

<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/156f73be-e29a-11e3-a829-00144feabdc0.html>

 

How to Safeguard Brands from Abuse in Mobile Channels

We are excited to announce the launch of MarkMonitor Brand Protection™ – Mobile Apps. Consumers are flocking to mobile channels to research and make purchases and where consumers go, so do scammers.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/how-to-safeguard-brands-from-abuse-in-mobile-channels/>

 

‘Operation Tovar’ Targets ‘Gameover’ ZeuS Botnet, CryptoLocker Scourge

The U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce today an international law enforcement operation to seize control over the Gameover ZeuS botnet, a sprawling network of hacked Microsoft Windows computers that currently infects an estimated 500,000 to 1 million compromised systems globally. Experts say PCs infected with Gameover are being harvested for sensitive financial and personal data, and rented out to an elite cadre of hackers for use in online extortion attacks, spam and other illicit moneymaking schemes.

<http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/06/operation-tovar-targets-gameover-zeus-botnet-cryptolocker-scourge/>

 

The war against cybercrime goes private

He takes on international criminals, refuses to be paid, and laughs in the face of danger. He has received death threats, cracked scams and helped police make arrests. Not a bad evening's work for a man who spends his day on the car assembly line.

<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-war-against-cybercrime-goes-private-9506969.html>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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When It Comes to Domain Names, It’s Not Easy Being Green

This week’s National Arbitration Forum decision involves the domain names greencycler.com and thegreencycler.com. The complainant, Greencycle, Inc., holds a trademark for Greencycle and uses the domain name greencycle.com to offer mulch, soil and stone. The respondent, Gail Loos/Ingenious Marketing, uses the domain names at issue to market a counter-top composting device. The respondent applied for a trademark for Greencycler in 2010, but the USPTO rejected the application in 2011, citing likelihood of confusion with the already-registered trademark for Greencycle (held by the complainant).

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/02/when-it-comes-to-domain-names-its-not-easy-being-green/>

 

WatchSeries-Online.eu Domain “Hijacked” – Or Was It?

The domain of a large streaming movie and TV show site was hijacked yesterday and began diverting to an imposter site. That's the claim from WatchSeries-Online.ch, a site that in its previous form had been riding up towards the Alexa 1000. But is the real story as straightforward as that? Typically of these sites, absolutely not.

<http://torrentfreak.com/watchseries-online-eu-hijacked-fake-site-warning-issued-140606/>

 

Court rules for the first time that cybersquatting constitutes act of unfair competition [subscription]

A Vietnamese court has ordered the revocation of the domain name 'lafarge.com.vn' and given building materials giant Lafarge priority to register the domain name within 10 days of the date of revocation. This is only the second time that a brand owner has successfully recovered a '.vn' domain name through civil litigation, and the first time that a court has based its decision on the ground that cybersquatting constitutes an act of unfair competition.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3bd14e7b-3473-462b-90ce-17c430bf351e>

 

Malaysian company guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking for Spritzer.com

Chuan Sin Sdn. Bhd of Taiping, Perak, Malaysia has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name Spritzer.com through a UDRP.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/06/spritzer/>

 

Cartier recovers domain names under '.mx' policy [subscription]

In two separate domain name dispute proceedings brought before WIPO, French jeweller Cartier International AG has obtained the transfer of two ‘.mx’ domain names under the Dispute Resolution Policy on ‘.mx’ Domain Names, a variation of the UDRP. The decisions highlight the fact that trademark holders should closely monitor their brands in all ccTLDs.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=f52bf0e6-313d-4f7b-9206-648ea7c7c373>

 

au: Verizon Trademark Services LLC v. Jillian Pearce - Case No. DAU2014-0010

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Verizon Trademark Services LLC of Virginia, United States of America, represented by Clayton Utz Solicitors, Australia. The Respondent is Jillian Pearce of Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <verizon.net.au> (the "Disputed Domain Name") is registered with TPP Domains Pty Ltd. dba TPP Internet (the "Registrar").

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0010>

 

au: Columbia Insurance Company v. The Chefs Toolbox Pty Limited - Case No. DAU2014-0005

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Columbia Insurance Company of Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America, represented by Madderns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, Australia. The Respondent is The Chefs Toolbox Pty Limited of Alexandria, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <thepamperedchef.com.au> is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd (the “Registrar”).

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0005>

 

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Happy World IPv6 Launchiversary! Two Years Of Remarkable IPv6 Growth by Dan York

Happy Launchiversary! It's been two years since World IPv6 Launch in 2012, the day many major ISPs, home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world started permanently enabling IPv6 for their products and services.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140606_happy_world_ipv6_launch_two_years_of_remarkable_ipv6_growth/>

 

Singapore Power's new IPv6 smart infrastructure up and running

Networking platform and solutions provider Silver Spring Networks, Inc., announced today (Friday, June 6, 2014) a customer success today: the regional energy utility company Singapore Power Group (SP)-which owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia-has started delivering deregulated energy services to its commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in Singapore

<http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/industries/singapore-powers-new-ipv6-smart-infrastructure-up-and-running/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Google: Keywords In Domain Aren't Needed For Ranking Well

Google's John Mueller posted a response in a Google Webmaster Help thread responding to someone asking if they need their keyword in their domain name.

<http://www.seroundtable.com/google-keywords-domain-unnecessary-18667.html>

 

Netcraft June 2014 Web Server Survey

In the June 2014 survey we received responses from 968,882,453 sites, six million less than last month. The battle between Microsoft and Apache heated up this month, with Apache losing 13 million sites and Microsoft gaining 26 million. The resultant changes in market share have left Apache barely clinging onto the lead — Microsoft is now only 0.15 percentage points behind. This is the closest Microsoft has ever been, giving it a good chance of taking the lead for the first time next month.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/06/june-2014-web-server-survey.html>

 

au: What's the nasty new internet trend?

One day, Simon Mackay's business website was ranking on the front page of Google. The next, the listing had disappeared completely, which saw a drop of several thousand dollars in lost revenue. ... “We discovered we were working with a recycled domain name, which our client had unknowingly purchased. The domain name has been penalised in a previous life by Google, which meant this business had to start all over again. It's so important to start a new business with a virgin domain name.”

<http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur/whats-the-nasty-new-internet-trend-20140521-38n6u.html>

 

NANOG 61 by Geoff Huston

The recent NANOG 61 meeting was a pretty typical NANOG meeting, with a plenary stream, some interest group sessions, and an ARIN Public Policy session. The meeting attracted some 898 registered attendees, which was the biggest NANOG to date. No doubt the 70 registrations from Microsoft helped in this number, as the location for NANOG 61 was in Bellevue, Washington State, but even so the interest in NANOG continues to grow, and there was a strong European contingent, as well as some Japanese and a couple of Australians. The meeting continues to have a rich set of corridor conversations in addition to the meeting schedule. These corridor conversations are traditionally focused on peering, but these days there are a number of address brokers, content networks, vendors and niche industry service providers added to the mix. Here’s my impressions of some of the presentations at NANOG 61.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-05/nanog61.html>

 

Important Information Regarding Recent Changes at Moniker

To All Moniker Customers, This past weekend we launched a completely new Moniker experience which involved the release of an entirely new Moniker website and customer portal. Our goal is to increase the products and services we offer while at the same time maintaining a robust set of tools that enable clients to effectively manage their Web properties in a single place.

<http://www.moniker.com/moniker/news-press-releases?news=48>

 

Moniker CEO Bonnie Wittenburg discusses botched transition

It’s been a long week for Moniker and its customers. The company transitioned its entire platform over to Key-Systems’ reseller platform over the weekend and it didn’t go as planned. Domains not set to renew were renewed, domains were missing from accounts, pricing was erroneous and other features didn’t work correctly.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/moniker-ceo-bonnie-wittenburg-discusses-botched-transition/>

 

Moniker Launches New Website, Improved Support, and New gTLDs

Moniker, a KeyDrive S.A. Company and leading provider of domain name services, announced today the release of a brand refresh, which includes a website re-design, all-new customer shopping portal, and improved commitment to customer support. The announcement supports the KeyDrive executive team’s desire to reinvigorate the Moniker brand and focus efforts towards the building of international registrar operations and value added services.

<http://www.moniker.com/moniker/news-press-releases?news=47>

 

Melbourne IT secures cloud environment with Trend Micro

Melbourne IT has formed a strategic alliance with Trend Micro to integrate its deep security offering to provide an additional layer of security to its customers' cloud environments.

<http://www.zdnet.com/melbourne-it-secures-cloud-environment-with-trend-micro-7000030276/>

 

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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in May 2014

Qube had the most reliable hosting company site in May, with only one failed request. London-based Qube has performed remarkably well so far this year, fitting in with its vision to be the most reliable and trusted managed hosting company in the industry. As well as coming first three times so far this year, Qube also narrowly missed out on another first place in January.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/04/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-may-2014.html>

 

nz: Voyager hits back at AWOL telco

Following weeks of ambiguous messages, misleading social media posts and a failure to address the many Kiwi users left out in the cold, what is next for AWOL telco 24/7 Hosting NZ? Because of ongoing confusion and issues regarding the company, Voyager, who uses the business as one of its wholesale Domain Name customers, has sought to clarify its position with customers.

<http://techday.com/telco-review/news/voyager-hits-back-at-awol-telco/185653/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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EDR: A look at 150 expired domain name auctions from the past week

This week’s Expired Domain Report from Joseph Peterson has close to 150 expired domain name auctions from last week. As always, some of the prices paid are head-scratchers.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/expired-domains-report-2/>

 

Profile.com Owner to Get $1.5 Million + Equity to Sell Domain in Deal Brokered by WebsiteProperties.com

If you follow our weekly domain sales reports you know Washington State based brokerage WebsiteProperties.com has put up some impressive sales numbers including Fix.com at $850,000, Shout.com at $450,000 and Kosher.com at $200,000, all in the final quarter of 2013 alone. This evening I got word from company President David Fairley that Website Properties has just gotten a signed contract on a deal that is bigger than those three put together.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140606.htm>

 

Hat Trick for Six-Figure Sales: Trio of High End Deals Lights Up This Week's Domain Sales Chart

After taking a break the previous week, high end buyers were back this past week to put three sales of $100,000 or more on our all extension leader board. Illustrious domain investor Garry Chernoff (whom Frank Schilling has credited as being one of his mentors) led the way, ringing up $110,000 for Scada.com in a deal brokered by DomainNameSales.com's Darryl Lopes.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140528.htm>

 

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 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">Senate Appropriators Add IANA Transition Language as House Requests GAO Study and Civil Society Groups Oppose Shimkus Amendment by Philip S. Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-approps-iana/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-approps-iana/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NTIA Escapes IANA Spending Restriction in Senate Spend Bill<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/ntia-escapes-iana-b17179891061/"><span>http://www.bna.com/ntia-escapes-iana-b17179891061/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Europe and the Future of the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/europe-and-the-future-of-the-internet.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/europe-and-the-future-of-the-internet.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition - Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-06-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><br>ICANN suppresses a privacy advocate&rsquo;s dissent by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/07/icann-suppresses-a-privacy-advocates-dissent/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/07/icann-suppresses-a-privacy-advocates-dissent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How NetSol opts you in to cybersquatted .xyz names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16792-how-netsol-opts-you-in-to-cybersquatted-xyz-names"><span>http://domainincite.com/16792-how-netsol-opts-you-in-to-cybersquatted-xyz-names</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.xyz is now the biggest new gTLD (kinda)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16780-xyz-is-now-the-biggest-new-gtld-kinda"><span>http://domainincite.com/16780-xyz-is-now-the-biggest-new-gtld-kinda</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Senate Appropriators Add IANA Transition Language as House Requests GAO Study and Civil Society Groups Oppose Shimkus Amendment by Philip S. Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Senate Appropriations Committee just reported out on June 5th its version of the Commerce-Justice-State Departments Appropriations bill for FY 15. In the course of its deliberations it added a consensus amendment on the IANA transition offered by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE). The amendment reads:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-approps-iana/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-approps-iana/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NTIA Escapes IANA Spending Restriction in Senate Spend Bill<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. It appears that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has been spared, for the time being, yet another congressional attempt to slow down NTIA's planned transition of its supervisory role over key DNS administration functions now performed by ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/ntia-escapes-iana-b17179891061/"><span>http://www.bna.com/ntia-escapes-iana-b17179891061/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Republicans Request GAO Report On Internet Name Hand-off<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">House Energy &amp; Commerce Republican leaders have asked for a Government Accountability Office study of the National Telecommunications &amp; Information Administration's plan to transfer oversight of Internet domain naming functions (ICANN) to a global multistakeholder model.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/republicans-request-gao-report-internet-name-hand/131608"><span>http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/republicans-request-gao-report-internet-name-hand/131608</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NETmundial meeting seeks to chart future of internet governance [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The NETmundial Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance saw over 800 delegates from around the world seek to chart the future of internet governance and debate the key principles on which the Internet should evolve. The meeting culminated in a (non-binding) eight-page statement discussing two critical factors: the principles of internet governance and a roadmap for the future evolution of the &lsquo;internet governance ecosystem&rsquo;. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=31f61983-dc0e-4805-81fa-48064191bea0"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=31f61983-dc0e-4805-81fa-48064191bea0</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Europe and the Future of the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From Net Neutrality to the protection of privacy &ndash; at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) the theme is no less than the future of the Internet. Stakeholders from industry, governments, academia and the civil society will be exchanging ideas at the most important Internet dialogue at the European level, on the 12 and 13 June in the German Foreign Office in Berlin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/europe-and-the-future-of-the-internet.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/europe-and-the-future-of-the-internet.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition - Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today published a Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps that is the culmination of a series of community discussions and input into the process to develop a proposal to transition the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-06-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><br>New Contracting Statistics Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 6 June 2014:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-06jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-06jun14-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 suppresses a privacy advocate&rsquo;s dissent by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s Expert Working Group (EWG) on Whois and privacy, which published its final report today, has unfortunately continued a long tradition of failing to find consensus between privacy advocates and business interests. The business interests see coerced publication of domain name registration data as an invaluable aid to brand protection and law enforcement, and many brand protection services, who make their living on this data, do special interest lobbying to influence ICANN. ICANN&rsquo;s staff and board consistently bias their processes in favor of those interests. So nothing has changed, in the end.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/07/icann-suppresses-a-privacy-advocates-dissent/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/07/icann-suppresses-a-privacy-advocates-dissent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Commonwealth DNS Forum at #ICANN50 Venue<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you&rsquo;re heading to London for the ICANN meeting at the end of the month you might consider going over a couple of days early for the Commonwealth DNS Forum. The event is being organised by The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), ICANN and Nominet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/03/commonwealth-dns-forum-icann50-venue/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/03/commonwealth-dns-forum-icann50-venue/</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">Your .com Is Waiting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thinking of growing your business online? Look no further than .com. It is the most universally recognized, and gold standard, in domain names, which is why 97 percent of the top 100 brands, and 93 percent of Fortune Global 100 companies house their company websites on .com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/your_com_is_waiting"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/your_com_is_waiting</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2013" Posted<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">JPRS posted English translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2013." This is the annual report for 2013, briefing that year's activities performed by JPRS, in relation to its management and administration of .JP TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2014/140606.html"><span>http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2014/140606.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">.no for everyone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Starting on 17 June, everyone in Norway can register their own domain name directly within .no. On this date .no is opened for private individuals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.norid.no/nytt/pressemelding20140606.en.html"><span>http://www.norid.no/nytt/pressemelding20140606.en.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"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How NetSol opts you in to cybersquatted .xyz names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clear-cut cases of cybersquatting seem to be among those .xyz domain names that Network Solutions has registered to its customers without their explicit request.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16792-how-netsol-opts-you-in-to-cybersquatted-xyz-names"><span>http://domainincite.com/16792-how-netsol-opts-you-in-to-cybersquatted-xyz-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">.xyz is now the biggest new gTLD (kinda)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The controversial new gTLD .xyz is now officially the biggest, with 67,504 domains under management.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16780-xyz-is-now-the-biggest-new-gtld-kinda"><span>http://domainincite.com/16780-xyz-is-now-the-biggest-new-gtld-kinda</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 is DEAD &ndash; DISASTER! Daniel Negari Exposed! .XYZ down to 34th place! Where is Deals.xyz?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Daniel Negari has tried to lie and deceive everybody and climb his way up to the top spot of New gTLDs. Well guess what Daniel? You failed. .XYZ is down at the 34th place of new gTLDs ranking today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://onlinedomain.com/2014/06/04/news/xyz-is-dead-disaster-daniel-negari-exposed-xyz-down-to-34th-place-where-is-deals-xyz/"><span>http://onlinedomain.com/2014/06/04/news/xyz-is-dead-disaster-daniel-negari-exposed-xyz-down-to-34th-place-where-is-deals-xyz/</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">Domain disruption: Is .com pass&eacute;?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The screen flickers and the hard drive hums. A man is seated hunched forward, concentrating on the screen. Click, click - a smile crosses his face. He has just placed the winning bid in an online auction for a new domain and now owns 'travel.global'.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/101737445"><span>http://www.cnbc.com/id/101737445</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 Do You Measure Success?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As humans, there are many different ways we measure success. For some, success is all about money. For others success is about accomplishment and experience. Still others focus on health, or happiness, or family. In a balanced life, some element of all these things likely contributes to one&rsquo;s measure of our own personal success.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://nic.club/measure-success/"><span>http://nic.club/measure-success/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Afilias loses $600,000 auction for Chinese &ldquo;.info&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The results of the first &ldquo;auction of last resort&rdquo; in the new gTLD program are in, and it&rsquo;s a bit of a head-scratcher.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16775-afilias-loses-600000-auction-for-chinese-info"><span>http://domainincite.com/16775-afilias-loses-600000-auction-for-chinese-info</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Afilias wins .poker gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .poker contention set has been settled, apparently at last week&rsquo;s Applicant Auction auction, leaving Afilias the winner.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16773-afilias-wins-poker-gtld"><span>http://domainincite.com/16773-afilias-wins-poker-gtld</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Papering the House Backfires on New gTLD Registry But Who is Really to Blame?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In my last post Tuesday I noted that people were wondering if registrar NetworkSolutions had given away thousands of .XYZ domain names at no charge. It was obvious that something highly irregular was going on because the zone files showed that over 70% of all .XYZ registrations had been made at NetworkSolutions, an expensive registrar that has a less than 5% share of most new gTLD registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.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">Del Monte appeals new TLD lawsuit</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Del Monte International is taking a dispute over new TLDs to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/del-monte-appeals-domain-name-lawsuit/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/del-monte-appeals-domain-name-lawsuit/</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 Donut A Day: 32 Donuts gTLDs Coming In June</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Six months after launching its first new gTLDs, Donuts has 16 more Sunrise launches in June and another 16 for general availability, including .dating, .events, .fitness, .community, .fish and .catering.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/05/donuts-gtlds-in-june/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/05/donuts-gtlds-in-june/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/a-donut-a-day-32-donuts-gtlds-coming-in-june.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/a-donut-a-day-32-donuts-gtlds-coming-in-june.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">.London domain name: Can it benefit your online business?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">And more specifically, will a .london address benefit your digital marketing efforts and online presence?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smeweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4845:can-a-dot-london-domain-benefit-your-online-business&amp;catid=64:features&amp;Itemid=102"><span>http://www.smeweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4845:can-a-dot-london-domain-benefit-your-online-business&amp;catid=64:features&amp;Itemid=102</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&shy;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Papering the House Backfires on New gTLD Registry But Who is Really to Blame?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In my last post Tuesday I noted that people were wondering if registrar NetworkSolutions had given away thousands of .XYZ domain names at no charge. It was obvious that something highly irregular was going on because the zone files showed that over 70% of all .XYZ registrations had been made at NetworkSolutions, an expensive registrar that has a less than 5% share of most new gTLD registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.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">By the Numbers: .XYZ, .Reviews lead this week&rsquo;s new TLD launches</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I count nine new TLDs that launched this week, as I previewed on Monday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/06/new-tld-launches/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/06/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">Famous Four&rsquo;s First New gTLD&rsquo;s Go Live Monday<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four which applied for over 60 new gTLD&rsquo;s first new gTLD&rsquo;s are .Webcam, .Trade and .Bid.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/08/famous-fours-first-new-gtlds-go-live-monday/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/08/famous-fours-first-new-gtlds-go-live-monday/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Paris Takes Over the Eiffel Tower<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last night there was apparently a big event in Paris at the Eiffel Tower (Champs de Mars) and there were plenty of photos shared by the brands, companies and people in attendance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/05/paris-takes-eiffel-tower/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/05/paris-takes-eiffel-tower/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Paris Pioneers Go Live Tomorrow<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It looks like around 100 .paris domain names will be going live tomorrow as part of the .paris &ldquo;pioneer&rdquo; program. Here are some of the well known names that will be first to get their .paris domain name:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/03/paris-pioneers-go-live-tomorrow/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/03/paris-pioneers-go-live-tomorrow/</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 Joins the Rat Race<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As of April 29th businesses across London were given the option of directly associating themselves with the UK capital and the brand of London.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/juan-lobato/london-joins-the-rat-race_b_5445893.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/juan-lobato/london-joins-the-rat-race_b_5445893.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"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet of Things Expected to Bring New Security Threats: Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IT decision makers at US SMBs are nearly unanimous that the Internet of Things (IoT) will produce negative impacts for their organizations, according to a survey released this week by GFI Software. While 96.5 percent of those surveyed expect at least some downside, 26.7 percent fear that device management will spiral out of control.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/internet-things-expected-bring-new-security-threats-report"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/internet-things-expected-bring-new-security-threats-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">Introducing the Verisign Quarterly DDoS Trends Report by Sean Leach</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, I am very pleased to announce that Verisign is making its inaugural quarterly distributed denial of service (DDoS) trends report available. As the registry for .com and .net and a leading DDoS protection services provider, we have a unique view into online attack trends that enables us to collect attack statistics and behavioral trends that help inform the future outlook for Internet cyber security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/introducing_the_verisign_quarterly_ddos"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/introducing_the_verisign_quarterly_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">The roles of Interpol and NEC in fighting cybercrime<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Monday (June 2, 2014), representatives from the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) and IT company NEC spoke on the issue of fighting cybercrime at the Interpol-NEC breakfast seminar held in Singapore.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/security/the-roles-of-interpol-and-nec-in-fighting-cybercrime/"><span>http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/security/the-roles-of-interpol-and-nec-in-fighting-cybercrime/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Energy makes prime target in cyber threat against infrastructure<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In May, the US Department of Homeland Security revealed that the industrial control system of a public utility had been hacked by a &ldquo;sophisticated threat actor&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/156f73be-e29a-11e3-a829-00144feabdc0.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/156f73be-e29a-11e3-a829-00144feabdc0.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">How to Safeguard Brands from Abuse in Mobile Channels<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We are excited to announce the launch of MarkMonitor Brand Protection&trade; &ndash; Mobile Apps. Consumers are flocking to mobile channels to research and make purchases and where consumers go, so do scammers. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/how-to-safeguard-brands-from-abuse-in-mobile-channels/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/how-to-safeguard-brands-from-abuse-in-mobile-channels/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lsquo;Operation Tovar&rsquo; Targets &lsquo;Gameover&rsquo; ZeuS Botnet, CryptoLocker Scourge<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce today an international law enforcement operation to seize control over the Gameover ZeuS botnet, a sprawling network of hacked Microsoft Windows computers that currently infects an estimated 500,000 to 1 million compromised systems globally. Experts say PCs infected with Gameover are being harvested for sensitive financial and personal data, and rented out to an elite cadre of hackers for use in online extortion attacks, spam and other illicit moneymaking schemes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/06/operation-tovar-targets-gameover-zeus-botnet-cryptolocker-scourge/"><span>http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/06/operation-tovar-targets-gameover-zeus-botnet-cryptolocker-scourge/</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 war against cybercrime goes private<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">He takes on international criminals, refuses to be paid, and laughs in the face of danger. He has received death threats, cracked scams and helped police make arrests. Not a bad evening's work for a man who spends his day on the car assembly line.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-war-against-cybercrime-goes-private-9506969.html"><span>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-war-against-cybercrime-goes-private-9506969.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 DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When It Comes to Domain Names, It&rsquo;s Not Easy Being Green<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week&rsquo;s National Arbitration Forum decision involves the domain names greencycler.com and thegreencycler.com. The complainant, Greencycle, Inc., holds a trademark for Greencycle and uses the domain name greencycle.com to offer mulch, soil and stone. The respondent, Gail Loos/Ingenious Marketing, uses the domain names at issue to market a counter-top composting device. The respondent applied for a trademark for Greencycler in 2010, but the USPTO rejected the application in 2011, citing likelihood of confusion with the already-registered trademark for Greencycle (held by the complainant).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/02/when-it-comes-to-domain-names-its-not-easy-being-green/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/02/when-it-comes-to-domain-names-its-not-easy-being-green/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WatchSeries-Online.eu Domain &ldquo;Hijacked&rdquo; &ndash; Or Was It?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The domain of a large streaming movie and TV show site was hijacked yesterday and began diverting to an imposter site. That's the claim from WatchSeries-Online.ch, a site that in its previous form had been riding up towards the Alexa 1000. But is the real story as straightforward as that? Typically of these sites, absolutely not.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/watchseries-online-eu-hijacked-fake-site-warning-issued-140606/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/watchseries-online-eu-hijacked-fake-site-warning-issued-140606/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Court rules for the first time that cybersquatting constitutes act of unfair competition [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Vietnamese court has ordered the revocation of the domain name 'lafarge.com.vn' and given building materials giant Lafarge priority to register the domain name within 10 days of the date of revocation. This is only the second time that a brand owner has successfully recovered a '.vn' domain name through civil litigation, and the first time that a court has based its decision on the ground that cybersquatting constitutes an act of unfair competition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3bd14e7b-3473-462b-90ce-17c430bf351e"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3bd14e7b-3473-462b-90ce-17c430bf351e</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Malaysian company guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking for Spritzer.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chuan Sin Sdn. Bhd of Taiping, Perak, Malaysia has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name Spritzer.com through a UDRP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/06/spritzer/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/06/spritzer/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cartier recovers domain names under '.mx' policy [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In two separate domain name dispute proceedings brought before WIPO, French jeweller Cartier International AG has obtained the transfer of two &lsquo;.mx&rsquo; domain names under the Dispute Resolution Policy on &lsquo;.mx&rsquo; Domain Names, a variation of the UDRP. The decisions highlight the fact that trademark holders should closely monitor their brands in all ccTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=f52bf0e6-313d-4f7b-9206-648ea7c7c373"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=f52bf0e6-313d-4f7b-9206-648ea7c7c373</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: Verizon Trademark Services LLC v. Jillian Pearce - Case No. DAU2014-0010</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Verizon Trademark Services LLC of Virginia, United States of America, represented by Clayton Utz Solicitors, Australia. The Respondent is Jillian Pearce of Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;verizon.net.au&gt; (the "Disputed Domain Name") is registered with TPP Domains Pty Ltd. dba TPP Internet (the "Registrar").<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0010"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0010</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: Columbia Insurance Company v. The Chefs Toolbox Pty Limited - Case No. DAU2014-0005</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Columbia Insurance Company of Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America, represented by Madderns Patent &amp; Trade Mark Attorneys, Australia. The Respondent is The Chefs Toolbox Pty Limited of Alexandria, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;thepamperedchef.com.au&gt; is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd (the &ldquo;Registrar&rdquo;).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0005"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0005</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"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Happy World IPv6 Launchiversary! Two Years Of Remarkable IPv6 Growth by Dan York<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Happy Launchiversary! It's been two years since World IPv6 Launch in 2012, the day many major ISPs, home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world started permanently enabling IPv6 for their products and services. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140606_happy_world_ipv6_launch_two_years_of_remarkable_ipv6_growth/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140606_happy_world_ipv6_launch_two_years_of_remarkable_ipv6_growth/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Singapore Power's new IPv6 smart infrastructure up and running<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Networking platform and solutions provider Silver Spring Networks, Inc., announced today (Friday, June 6, 2014) a customer success today: the regional energy utility company Singapore Power Group (SP)-which owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia-has started delivering deregulated energy services to its commercial and industrial (C&amp;I) customers in Singapore<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/industries/singapore-powers-new-ipv6-smart-infrastructure-up-and-running/"><span>http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/industries/singapore-powers-new-ipv6-smart-infrastructure-up-and-running/</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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google: Keywords In Domain Aren't Needed For Ranking Well<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google's John Mueller posted a response in a Google Webmaster Help thread responding to someone asking if they need their keyword in their domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.seroundtable.com/google-keywords-domain-unnecessary-18667.html"><span>http://www.seroundtable.com/google-keywords-domain-unnecessary-18667.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">Netcraft June 2014 Web Server Survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the June 2014 survey we received responses from 968,882,453 sites, six million less than last month. The battle between Microsoft and Apache heated up this month, with Apache losing 13 million sites and Microsoft gaining 26 million. The resultant changes in market share have left Apache barely clinging onto the lead &mdash; Microsoft is now only 0.15 percentage points behind. This is the closest Microsoft has ever been, giving it a good chance of taking the lead for the first time next month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/06/june-2014-web-server-survey.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/06/june-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">au: What's the nasty new internet trend?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One day, Simon Mackay's business website was ranking on the front page of Google. The next, the listing had disappeared completely, which saw a drop of several thousand dollars in lost revenue. ... &ldquo;We discovered we were working with a recycled domain name, which our client had unknowingly purchased.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The domain name has been penalised in a previous life by Google, which meant this business had to start all over again. It's so important to start a new business with a virgin domain name.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur/whats-the-nasty-new-internet-trend-20140521-38n6u.html"><span>http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur/whats-the-nasty-new-internet-trend-20140521-38n6u.html</span></a></span><span>&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">NANOG 61 by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The recent NANOG 61 meeting was a pretty typical NANOG meeting, with a plenary stream, some interest group sessions, and an ARIN Public Policy session. The meeting attracted some 898 registered attendees, which was the biggest NANOG to date. No doubt the 70 registrations from Microsoft helped in this number, as the location for NANOG 61 was in Bellevue, Washington State, but even so the interest in NANOG continues to grow, and there was a strong European contingent, as well as some Japanese and a couple of Australians. The meeting continues to have a rich set of corridor conversations in addition to the meeting schedule. These corridor conversations are traditionally focused on peering, but these days there are a number of address brokers, content networks, vendors and niche industry service providers added to the mix. Here&rsquo;s my impressions of some of the presentations at NANOG 61.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-05/nanog61.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-05/nanog61.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">Important Information Regarding Recent Changes at Moniker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">To All Moniker Customers, This past weekend we launched a completely new Moniker experience which involved the release of an entirely new Moniker website and customer portal. Our goal is to increase the products and services we offer while at the same time maintaining a robust set of tools that enable clients to effectively manage their Web properties in a single place.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.moniker.com/moniker/news-press-releases?news=48"><span>http://www.moniker.com/moniker/news-press-releases?news=48</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moniker CEO Bonnie Wittenburg discusses botched transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s been a long week for Moniker and its customers. The company transitioned its entire platform over to Key-Systems&rsquo; reseller platform over the weekend and it didn&rsquo;t go as planned. Domains not set to renew were renewed, domains were missing from accounts, pricing was erroneous and other features didn&rsquo;t work correctly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/moniker-ceo-bonnie-wittenburg-discusses-botched-transition/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/moniker-ceo-bonnie-wittenburg-discusses-botched-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moniker Launches New Website, Improved Support, and New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moniker, a KeyDrive S.A. Company and leading provider of domain name services, announced today the release of a brand refresh, which includes a website re-design, all-new customer shopping portal, and improved commitment to customer support. The announcement supports the KeyDrive executive team&rsquo;s desire to reinvigorate the Moniker brand and focus efforts towards the building of international registrar operations and value added services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.moniker.com/moniker/news-press-releases?news=47"><span>http://www.moniker.com/moniker/news-press-releases?news=47</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">Melbourne IT secures cloud environment with Trend Micro<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Melbourne IT has formed a strategic alliance with Trend Micro to integrate its deep security offering to provide an additional layer of security to its customers' cloud environments.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/melbourne-it-secures-cloud-environment-with-trend-micro-7000030276/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/melbourne-it-secures-cloud-environment-with-trend-micro-7000030276/</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">Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in May 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Qube had the most reliable hosting company site in May, with only one failed request. London-based Qube has performed remarkably well so far this year, fitting in with its vision to be the most reliable and trusted managed hosting company in the industry. As well as coming first three times so far this year, Qube also narrowly missed out on another first place in January.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/04/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-may-2014.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/04/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-may-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">nz: Voyager hits back at AWOL telco</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following weeks of ambiguous messages, misleading social media posts and a failure to address the many Kiwi users left out in the cold, what is next for AWOL telco 24/7 Hosting NZ? Because of ongoing confusion and issues regarding the company, Voyager, who uses the business as one of its wholesale Domain Name customers, has sought to clarify its position with customers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techday.com/telco-review/news/voyager-hits-back-at-awol-telco/185653/"><span>http://techday.com/telco-review/news/voyager-hits-back-at-awol-telco/185653/</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">EDR: A look at 150 expired domain name auctions from the past week<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week&rsquo;s Expired Domain Report from Joseph Peterson has close to 150 expired domain name auctions from last week. As always, some of the prices paid are head-scratchers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/expired-domains-report-2/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/expired-domains-report-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">Profile.com Owner to Get $1.5 Million + Equity to Sell Domain in Deal Brokered by WebsiteProperties.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you follow our weekly domain sales reports you know Washington State based brokerage WebsiteProperties.com has put up some impressive sales numbers including Fix.com at $850,000, Shout.com at $450,000 and Kosher.com at $200,000, all in the final quarter of 2013 alone. This evening I got word from company President David Fairley that Website Properties has just gotten a signed contract on a deal that is bigger than those three put together.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140606.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140606.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">Hat Trick for Six-Figure Sales: Trio of High End Deals Lights Up This Week's Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After taking a break the previous week, high end buyers were back this past week to put three sales of $100,000 or more on our all extension leader board. Illustrious domain investor Garry Chernoff (whom Frank Schilling has credited as being one of his mentors) led the way, ringing up $110,000 for Scada.com in a deal brokered by DomainNameSales.com's Darryl Lopes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140528.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140528.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><p></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 | 5 Jun 07:36 2014

auDA Domain News - 5 June

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The Future of the Internet is at a Crossroads by Joao Schwarz da Silva

<http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2014/06/04/the-future-of-the-internet-is-at-a-crossroads/>

 

Results of the First New gTLD Auction

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-04jun14-en>

 

Study to Evaluate Solutions for the Submission and Display of Internationalized Contact Data

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-04-en>

 

Ten more new gTLD contests settled in auction

<http://domainincite.com/16767-ten-more-new-gtld-contests-settled-in-auction>

 

.xyz launch inflated by massive NetSol giveaway

<http://domainincite.com/16771-xyz-launch-inflated-by-massive-netsol-giveaway>

 

New gTLD Registrations Leap Past 900,000 As .XYZ Debuts At 5 With A Bullet

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/04/gtld-registrations-past-900000/>

 

 

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The Future of the Internet is at a Crossroads by Joao Schwarz da Silva

Discussion on the future shape of the Internet has been raging for some years now. Issues debated have included net neutrality, the “Internet of things”, trust and privacy in the online world, freedom of expression, government control, the right to be forgotten and governance of personal data, and the list does not stop there. In Europe legislation is in the works at Union and national levels addressing these issues with net neutrality and data protection proving highly contentious, and European courts have recently weighed in against industry on the right to be forgotten.

<http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2014/06/04/the-future-of-the-internet-is-at-a-crossroads/>

 

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Results of the First New gTLD Auction

On 4 June 2014 ICANN through its authorized auction services provider, Power Auctions LLC, completed the first auction to resolve a contention set for a new gTLD string. Contention sets are groups of applications for identical or confusingly similar strings.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-04jun14-en>

 

New gTLD Auctions: On Track for the First Auction on 4 June 2014

As applicants work to secure rights to the 1,300+ TLDs that are expected to go live as part of the New gTLD Program, there are cases where more than one applicant applied for the same or confusingly similar strings. The Applicant Guidebook foresaw this scenario and prescribed Auctions as the method of last resort to resolve these contention sets in a clear and objective way.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-gtld-auctions-on-track-for-the-first-auction-on-4-june-2014>

 

Study to Evaluate Solutions for the Submission and Display of Internationalized Contact Data

Purpose (Brief): This Public Forum invites comments on the report of the study conducted to evaluate available solutions for the submission and display of internationalized contact data (such as WHOIS). The study was designed to inform the ICANN community of the feasibility of transliteration, transcription or translation (collectively transformation) of internationalized registration data for its broader accessibility. The study examined current practices for handling internationalized contact data by e-merchants, registries and registrars. It explored the support of such data by relevant technical protocols. The study also assessed the accuracy implications of transforming internationalized contact data.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-04-en>

 

ICANN Publishes Quarterly Financial Report (Q3) for Fiscal Year 2014

ICANN achieves another milestone in its financial accountability and transparency, with the publication of its quarterly (Q3) financial statements report. You can click here to look at the financial statements for the first nine months (July 2013 through March 2014) of ICANN's fiscal year 2014.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-04-en>

 

What to Expect at ICANN 50: A Guide for Business Newcomers

Please join ICANN Vice Presidents Jean-Jacques Sahel and Christopher Mondini for a pre-ICANN 50 webinar for business participants.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-06-04-en>

 

.WED Registry Agreement Amendment - Introduction of Third Level Domain Sales

Purpose (Brief): On 8 October 2013, Atgron, Inc., the registry operator of the .wed TLD, submitted a Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request to allow the sale of third level domains in the TLD. As part of its request, Atgron submitted a list of approximately 11,000 second-level-domain names in which it would offer these registrations. This RSEP request was posted for public information on the Registry Services Evaluation Policy webpage, available at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/rsep-2014-02-19-en.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-04-en>

 

Jamie Baxter, VP of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN

Community Priority Evaluation

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-2014-05-27-en>

 

Pre-ICANN 50 Policy Update Webinar

As ICANN 50 in London approaches, the Policy Development team is working diligently to update the global multistakeholder community on policy development work at ICANN. To this end, the Policy Development team will be hosting the Pre-ICANN 50 Policy Update Webinar on Thursday 12 June. There are two 90-minute sessions to allow for greater participation from around the world: 10:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/pre-icann-50-policy-update-webinar>

 

Stephen D. Crocker, Chair | ICANN Board of Directors, to Heather Dryden

NGPC Meeting of 14 May 2014

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-06-02-en>

 

Second House Amendment Ups the Stakes on IANA Transition by Philip S. Corwin

The House of Representatives has passed another measure related to the proposed IANA functions transition, and has again attached it to "must pass" legislation. This move ups the ante and may well be the final straw that compels the Senate Commerce Committee to hold its own oversight hearing on the IANA transition proposal.On May 30th the House adopted the Duffy Amendment to the Appropriations bill funding the Commerce, Justice, and State Departments in FY 2015. The final vote on the amendment was 229 in favor and 178 opposed -- it was fairly partisan outcome, with only ten Democrats voting aye while just one Republican voted nay.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/duffy_ups_stakes/>

 

Tough Choices Two Years In by Jacob Malthouse

At the start of my term as New TLD Applicant Group (NTAG) Chair, I wrote about the importance of the 50th ICANN meeting for applicants. The meeting is significant, not only as a milestone for ICANN, but also because it marks two years since ICANN began processing new gTLD applications. Two years in, the program is at an inflection point. The final initial evaluation result was published two weeks ago and the first ICANN auction will take place this week.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140602_tough_choices_two_years_in/>