Jon Lawrence | 30 Jul 22:42 2015
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Neustar buys AusRegistry


Jul 30, 2015  Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced it has acquired Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd (Bombora), based in Australia, for AUD $118.5 million, or approximately USD $86.9 million.  Bombora and its subsidiaries, which include ARI Registry Services, provide registry services for a number of top-level domains (TLDs) including .au, .melbourne, .sydney, and over 100 new TLDs, including several in the Fortune 500.
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<div><span data-mce-style="font-size: small;">Jul 30, 2015 &nbsp;Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced it has acquired Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd (Bombora), based in Australia, for AUD $118.5 million, or approximately USD $86.9 million. &nbsp;Bombora and its subsidiaries, which include ARI Registry Services, provide registry services for a number of top-level domains (TLDs) including .au, .melbourne, .sydney, and over 100 new TLDs, including several in the Fortune 500.</span></div>
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David Goldstein | 30 Jul 05:57 2015

auDA domain news - 30 July

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As deadline looms, over 100 dot-brands still in contract limbo

<http://domainincite.com/19030-as-deadline-looms-over-100-dot-brands-still-in-contract-limbo>

 

Phishing Attacks Drive Spike In DNS Threat

<http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/phishing-attacks-drive-spike-in-dns-threat/d/d-id/1321480>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Why Internet Governance Matters

Come September, the United States government will relinquish its control of ICANN. Following that, some governments are announcing their positions on the coming arrangement of oversight powers. African countries, including Ethiopia, are, for the most part, quiet.

<http://addisfortune.net/columns/why-internet-governance-matters/>

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201507280893.html>

 

Opinion: ICANN needs to return to its Root(s) by John Kneuer

In a little-noticed corner at the intersection of technology and policy, big changes are underway that could have a profound impact on the Internet as we know it.

<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/27/celebrate-liberty-month-icann-needs-to-return-to-i/>

 

China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet: Officials aim to control online discourse and reduce U.S. influence [subscription]

As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People’s Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China’s Communist Party.

<http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-pushes-to-rewrite-rules-of-global-internet-1438112980>

 

Opinion: The Key to Keeping the Internet Free after the IANA Transition

In March 2014, the Department of Commerce announced its intentions to relinquish oversight of the IANA functions. What was expected to be a quiet Friday announcement of a government contract dissolving after many years has become a global policy debate over how the Internet is run. Why has the geeky topic of IANA functions become so interesting to governments around the world?

<http://www.insidesources.com/the-key-to-keeping-the-internet-free-after-the-iana-transition/>

 

The Senate Should Take the DOTCOM Act Off Cruz Control by Philip S. Corwin

Recently we speculated on the question "Will 2016 Politics Trump Bipartisan Support for the MSM and DOTCOM Act?" That article discussed the possibility that the Obama Administration's decision to relinquish ICANN stewardship via the periodic re-awarding of the IANA functions contract might arise in the ongoing U.S. Presidential sweepstakes, most likely from a Republican entrenched in the far right wing of that Party.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150727_the_senate_should_take_the_dotcom_act_off_cruz_control/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Apply Now to Be the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) Representative, North America Region

ICANN's Nominating Committee (NomCom) was recently notified that the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) North America region representative, appointed by ICANN's 2014 NomCom has resigned.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-27-en>

 

Initial Report on Data & Metrics for Policy Making

Purpose (Brief): This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain community input on the Initial Report from the GNSO's Working Group (WG) on possible recommendations for the use of Data and Metrics for Policy Making. The WG's intent is to develop solutions that will improve the way in which consensus policies are developed and help ensure that the most critical registrant, registry, and registrar issues are addressed by evolving the culture to better informed, fact-based policy development and decision-making.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/data-metrics-policy-making-2015-07-29-en>

 

Letter from Jonathan Robinson, Chair | ICANN GNSO Council, to the ICANN Board

GNSO Council's Review of the Buenos Aires GAC Communiqué

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-icann-board-gac-chair-29jul15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Steve Crocker to Jonathan Robinson

ICANN Board New gTLD Program Committee Resolutions Concerning Exclusive Registry Access for gTLD Strings Representing Generic Terms

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-robinson-27jul15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Alain Artero

New gTLD application for .RADIO

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-artero-24jul15-en.pdf>

 

OpenTLD suspension stayed in unprecedented arbitration case

“Cybersquatting” registrar OpenTLD, part of the Freenom group, has had its accreditation un-suspended by ICANN while the two parties slug it out in arbitration.

<http://domainincite.com/19019-opentld-suspension-stayed-in-unprecedented-arbitration-case>

 

Another new gTLD up for sale with $750,000 reserve

Another new gTLD contract is hitting the market, with Dotversicherung-registry offering .versicherung at auction next month.

<http://domainincite.com/19021-another-new-gtld-up-for-sale-with-750000-reserve>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Canadian Internet Registration Authority and DNS Blocking

Canadian Internet Registration Authority and DNS BlockingThe Chief Executive Officer and President of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, Byron Holland released an article this week cautioning that the Quebec government’s intentions of blocking unauthorized online gambling sites indicates technical and social issues.

<http://www.casinoscamreport.com/2015/07/27/canadian-internet-registration-authority-and-dns-blocking/>

 

Vox Pop steps up ‘.sucks’ promotional campaign as it walks fine line with Batman/Superman ads

Vox Populi Registry, the company behind ‘.sucks’, is looking to deflect repeated criticism ahead of the planned autumn launch of its Consumer Advocate Subsidy programme. The company continues to promote its Trailblazers Programme, as it hopes to encourage a more positive community spirits on the ‘.sucks’ platform. It has also launched a range of promotional websites, two of which lawyers claim could tow close to the line when it comes to infringing the IP rights of entertainment powerhouse DC Comics.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=f01a5f5a-92dd-4f85-b5d0-59cf1e0ffe67>

 

Vox Populi wants trademark for .Sucks

Vox Populi, the domain name registry for .Sucks, has applied for the trademark “.Sucks” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/27/vox-populi-wants-trademark-for-sucks/>

 

.TAIPEI Domain Names are open for registration

Gandi, accredited registrar for .TAIPEI announced today that the new .TAIPEI domain name extension which represents 台北市 has entered its Landrush phase.

<http://en.ctimes.com.tw/DispNews.asp?O=HJZ7SCE1IA0SAA00NQ>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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As deadline looms, over 100 dot-brands still in contract limbo

With the minutes ticking down to the deadline for scores of dot-brands to sign registry agreements with ICANN, over 100 have not, according to ICANN’s web site.

<http://domainincite.com/19030-as-deadline-looms-over-100-dot-brands-still-in-contract-limbo>

 

IDN .com hits the root

Eleven variants of .com and .net in non-Latin scripts joined the internet today. Verisign’s whole portfolio of internationalized domain name new gTLDs were added to the DNS root at some point in the last 24 hours, and the company is planning to start launching them before the end of the year.

<http://domainincite.com/19024-idn-com-hits-the-root>

 

IP Fridays – Episode 33: Interview With Reg Levy About gTLDs – Facebook Beacons – Trademarks In Cuba

We interview Reg Levy all about gTLDs. She is VP at Minds + Machines, the third largest applicant of gTLDs. Another topic are Facebook Beacons, a new tool by Facebook to push location based messages to users. Also, trademarks in Cuba are becoming now more important now. ... RC: So, why would the United States or any other country listen to what ICANN tells it to do and is there any treaty or contract – you just mentioned the Memorandum of Understanding – is that the whole thing or is there more to it? RL: So that is the major piece of it. ICANN is essentially under the FCC in the United States and in terms of why the U.S. listens to what ICANN tells it is less of a situation where ICANN tells any government what to do and more of a situation where ICANN tells companies what to do. For example, ICANN's rules govern Verisign that runs .com and in that sense people in the United States have to listen to what ICANN says because they use .com a lot. But ICANN doesn't have the same power over, for example, .de so DENIC doesn't have to do things in the same way that Verisign has to do them.

<http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/415630/>

 

A New Boom to Come? Re-Evaluating the Success of the New TLD Program by Ryan Baker

I think it's fair to say that quite a few people -- both within the domain name industry and beyond -- have an opinion on whether the new TLD program is succeeding or struggling. But are things really all that bad? Are we forecasting doom before it has really had a chance to run? Crunching the numbers... Let's consider the (relatively short) history to this point and take a look at some statistics.

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/a-new-boom-to-come-re-evaluating-the-success-of-the-new-tld-program/>

 

ICANN’s dotAfrica Dispute

It is alleged that staff at domain-name overseer ICANN repeatedly rejected independent expert advice to ensure the dotAfrica TLD was won by their preferred applicant – and then tried to hide their influence by censoring the results of an independent inquiry into the affair. Click discusses the fallout from these allegations.

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02xnbht>

 

Out of .Africa - Process Failures Don't Change the Facts by Sophia Bekele

Posted here on behalf of DotConnectAfrica Trust as rejoinder and reply to Andrew Mark's recent article... In his article, Mr. Mark tried to re-frame the ongoing discussions and commentary about DCA Trust's recent IRP victory against ICANN as one about "requisite support for geographic string" to assist him reach the biased conclusion that ZACR's bid has the required support to run .Africa whilst DCA Trust's bid does not.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150728_out_of_africa_process_failures_dont_change_the_facts/>

 

Donuts Becomes 1st new gTLD Registry to Join The Internet Commerce Association (ICA)

Donuts has become the 1st new gTLD registry to join the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) as a Silver member.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/27/donuts-becomes-1st-new-gtld-registry-to-join-the-internet-commerce-association-ica/>

 

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Phishing Attacks Drive Spike In DNS Threat

The domain name service (DNS) continues to be a favorite tool of cyber criminals: the DNS threat index jumped nearly 60% in the second quarter of this year.

<http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/phishing-attacks-drive-spike-in-dns-threat/d/d-id/1321480>

 

Critical Remotely Exploitable Bug Haunts BIND

The maintainers of BIND have patched a critical remotely exploitable vulnerability in the DNS software that can be used in a denial-of-service attack. The vulnerability affects all versions of BIND from 9.1.0 through 9.9.7. The vulnerability is in the way that BIND handles certain queries related to transaction key records.

<https://threatpost.com/critical-remotely-exploitable-bug-haunts-bind/114008>

 

Infoblox DNS Threat Index Hits Record High in Second Quarter Due to Surge in Phishing Attacks

Infoblox Inc., the network control company, today released the second quarter 2015 report for the Infoblox DNS Threat Index, powered by IID, the source for clear cyberthreat intelligence. The index hit a record high of 133—up 58 percent from the second quarter of 2014—due to a surge in phishing attacks.

<https://www.infoblox.com/company/news-events/press-releases/2015/infoblox-dns-threat-index-hits-record-high-second-quarter-due-surge-phishing-attacks>

 

Should You Whitelist Your Vulnerability Scanning Service Provider? by Gunter Ollmann

Unlike consultant-led penetration testing, periodic or continual vulnerability scanning programs have to operate harmoniously with a corporation's perimeter defenses. Firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, web proxies, dynamic malware analysis systems, and even content delivery networks, are deployed to protect against the continuous probes and exploit attempts of remote adversaries -- yet they need to ignore (or at least not escalate) similar probes and tests being launched by the managed security service providers an organization has employed to identify and alert upon any new vulnerabilities within the infrastructure or applications that are to be protected.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150728_should_you_whitelist_your_vulnerability_scanning_service_provider/>

 

Darkode cybercrime forum might be making a comeback [IDG]

The former administrator of Darkode, the online cybercrime forum that was recently shut down by law enforcement agencies, is preparing to bring it back, with better security and privacy for its members.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/580654/darkode-cybercrime-forum-might-making-comeback/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/580654/darkode-cybercrime-forum-might-making-comeback/>

 

au: Cybercrime-as-a-service on the rise says government report

'Cybercrime as a service is likely' to increase as criminals continue to find it easier to purchase malware rather than developing their own, according to the first report of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/580687/cybercrime-as-a-service-rise-says-government-report/>

 

ACSC releases first ever public national cyber threat report

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) today released its first ever unclassified cyber security threat report.

<https://www.acsc.gov.au/publications/2015_02_ACSC_Media_Release_Threat_Report_2015.pdf>

 

A Veil of Secrecy Aids Surge in Cyber-Attacks in Asia

Once a month, cybersecurity lawyer Paul Haswell gets a call from an Asian company with the same question: We’ve been hacked. Who do we need to tell?

<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-28/a-veil-of-secrecy-abets-surge-in-cyber-attacks-in-asia>

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11489333>

 

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Unbiased.com saved in UDRP but no RDNH

The owner of Unbiased.co.uk has failed to win rights to the Unbiased.com domain name in a UDRP.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/27/unbiased-com-saved-in-udrp-but-no-rdnh/>

 

A Crazy Cybersquatting Lawsuit with Jason Kneen – DNW Podcast #43

Imagine that you’re an app developer who has registered a handful of domain names over the years. One day your twitter feed and phone lights up with people discussing how you’re being sued over one of the domain names you own. That’s exactly what happened to Jason Kneen.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/27/a-crazy-cybersquatting-lawsuit-with-jason-kneen-dnw-podcast-43/>

 

za: High Court applies passing-off principles to domain name registration [registration]

In Fairhaven Country Estate (Pty) Ltd v Harris ((735/2015) [2015] ZAWCHC 100, July 8 2015), Henney J has applied the common law principles of passing off to a domain name registration.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=7de3b2ed-b9df-4f12-93e0-43f873fe6765>

 

GoDaddy loses first UDRP from Marchex portfolio acquisition

GoDaddy has lost its first UDRP from the portfolio it acquired from Marchex in April. The company didn’t respond to a UDRP filed by Dairyland Midwest, Inc. d/b/a AgVision for the domain name AgVision.com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/29/godaddy-loses-first-udrp-from-marchex-portfolio-acquisition/>

 

au: Liposonix, Inc. v. Robert Fam, Cosmedix Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2015-0019

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Liposonix, Inc. of Hayward, California, United States of America (“United States” or “US”), represented by Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP, United States. The Respondent is Robert Fam, Cosmedix Pty Ltd. of Erskine Park, New South Wales, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <liposonix.com.au> is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd (the “Registrar”).

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0019>

 

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Americas are just 2 weeks away from running out of IPv4 addresses

John Curran, CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), told attendees at the Campus Technology conference in Boston on Wednesday that the IP address authority's pool of IPv4 addresses has dwindled to 90,000 and will be exhausted in about two weeks.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2954257/education/americas-are-just-2-weeks-away-from-running-out-of-ipv4-addresses.html>

 

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RIAA Wants Domain Registrar to Expose ‘Pirate Site’ Owner

The RIAA has obtained subpoenas from a federal court in Columbia ordering domain name registrar Dynadot to hand over the IP and email addresses and all other identifying information related to the operator of the unauthorized music service Soundpiff. In addition, the RIAA notes that the registrar may want to disconnect the site due to its repeated infringements.

<https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-wants-domain-registrar-to-expose-pirate-site-owner-150728/>

 

Verisign gets patent for predicting domain name renewal rates

The U.S. Patent and Trademark office has granted patent number 9,094,467 to Verisign for “Method and system for predicting domain name registration renewal probability”.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/28/verisign-patent-renewal-rates/>

 

Consultation on Registration Services Agreement Now Open

ARIN is seeking community input on a new version of the Registration Services Agreement that combines the existing Registration Services Agreement (RSA) and Legacy Registration Services Agreement (LRSA) into a single agreement ("RSA Version 12.0/LRSA Version 4.0").

<https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150729_rsa.html>

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Facebook now used by half of world's online users

Half the world's estimated online population now check into social networking giant Facebook at least once a month.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33712729>

 

Facebook Revenue Beats Forecast as User Growth Is Steady

Drama may be exciting, but consistency makes for better performance in the stock market.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/30/technology/facebook-earnings-q2.html>

 

Google Loosens Ties to Google Plus

For many users, Google Plus accounts don’t get all that many visits. Now, Google seems to be indicating it, too, will be paying less attention to its social network.

<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/google-loosens-ties-to-google-plus/>

 

Paced by Facebook, Customer Satisfaction Up for Social-Media Sites

User satisfaction with social media websites is improving, paced by Facebook’s success with its mobile app and advertising, according to new data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/07/28/paced-by-facebook-customer-satisfaction-up-for-social-media-sites/>

 

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Australian National University selected as Australian office for World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The Australian office for a major international consortium which oversees internet standards and guidelines will be established at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-29/australian-national-university-to-help-lead-web-development/6655572>

 

Can the TPP Launch a New Era of Governance for Digital Commerce?

With Congress passing trade promotion authority, negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is entering its final stages. In the authorizing legislation, Congress recognized “the growing significance of the Internet as a trading platform in international commerce” and instructed President Obama to achieve objectives concerning digital trade in goods and services and cross-border data flows. The Obama administration wants “digital trade rules-of-the-road” in the TPP agreement. These rules could mark a turning point in the global governance of digital commerce.

<http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2015/07/28/can-the-tpp-launch-a-new-era-of-governance-for-digital-commerce/>

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As deadline looms, over 100 dot-brands still in contract limbo<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19030-as-deadline-looms-over-100-dot-brands-still-in-contract-limbo"><span>http://domainincite.com/19030-as-deadline-looms-over-100-dot-brands-still-in-contract-limbo</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Phishing Attacks Drive Spike In DNS Threat<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/phishing-attacks-drive-spike-in-dns-threat/d/d-id/1321480"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/phishing-attacks-drive-spike-in-dns-threat/d/d-id/1321480</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why Internet Governance Matters<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Come September, the United States government will relinquish its control of ICANN. Following that, some governments are announcing their positions on the coming arrangement of oversight powers. African countries, including Ethiopia, are, for the most part, quiet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://addisfortune.net/columns/why-internet-governance-matters/"><span>http://addisfortune.net/columns/why-internet-governance-matters/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201507280893.html"><span>http://allafrica.com/stories/201507280893.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Opinion: </span><span lang="EN">ICANN needs to return to its Root(s) by John Kneuer</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a little-noticed corner at the intersection of technology and policy, big changes are underway that could have a profound impact on the Internet as we know it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/27/celebrate-liberty-month-icann-needs-to-return-to-i/"><span>http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/27/celebrate-liberty-month-icann-needs-to-return-to-i/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet: Officials aim to control online discourse and reduce U.S. influence [subscription]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People&rsquo;s Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China&rsquo;s Communist Party.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-pushes-to-rewrite-rules-of-global-internet-1438112980"><span>http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-pushes-to-rewrite-rules-of-global-internet-1438112980</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Opinion: The Key to Keeping the Internet Free after the IANA Transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In March 2014, the Department of Commerce announced its intentions to relinquish oversight of the IANA functions. What was expected to be a quiet Friday announcement of a government contract dissolving after many years has become a global policy debate over how the Internet is run. Why has the geeky topic of IANA functions become so interesting to governments around the world?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.insidesources.com/the-key-to-keeping-the-internet-free-after-the-iana-transition/"><span>http://www.insidesources.com/the-key-to-keeping-the-internet-free-after-the-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 Senate Should Take the DOTCOM Act Off Cruz Control by Philip S. Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recently we speculated on the question "Will 2016 Politics Trump Bipartisan Support for the MSM and DOTCOM Act?" That article discussed the possibility that the Obama Administration's decision to relinquish ICANN stewardship via the periodic re-awarding of the IANA functions contract might arise in the ongoing U.S. Presidential sweepstakes, most likely from a Republican entrenched in the far right wing of that Party.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150727_the_senate_should_take_the_dotcom_act_off_cruz_control/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150727_the_senate_should_take_the_dotcom_act_off_cruz_control/</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">Apply Now to Be the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) Representative, North America Region<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's Nominating Committee (NomCom) was recently notified that the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) North America region representative, appointed by ICANN's 2014 NomCom has resigned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Initial Report on Data &amp; Metrics for Policy Making<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain community input on the Initial Report from the GNSO's Working Group (WG) on possible recommendations for the use of Data and Metrics for Policy Making. The WG's intent is to develop solutions that will improve the way in which consensus policies are developed and help ensure that the most critical registrant, registry, and registrar issues are addressed by evolving the culture to better informed, fact-based policy development and decision-making.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/data-metrics-policy-making-2015-07-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/data-metrics-policy-making-2015-07-29-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Jonathan Robinson, Chair | ICANN GNSO Council, to the ICANN Board</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO Council's Review of the Buenos Aires GAC Communiqu&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-icann-board-gac-chair-29jul15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-icann-board-gac-chair-29jul15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Steve Crocker to Jonathan Robinson<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Board New gTLD Program Committee Resolutions Concerning Exclusive Registry Access for gTLD Strings Representing Generic Terms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-robinson-27jul15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-robinson-27jul15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Alain Artero</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .RADIO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-artero-24jul15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-artero-24jul15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">OpenTLD suspension stayed in unprecedented arbitration case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;Cybersquatting&rdquo; registrar OpenTLD, part of the Freenom group, has had its accreditation un-suspended by ICANN while the two parties slug it out in arbitration.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19019-opentld-suspension-stayed-in-unprecedented-arbitration-case"><span>http://domainincite.com/19019-opentld-suspension-stayed-in-unprecedented-arbitration-case</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Another new gTLD up for sale with $750,000 reserve<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Another new gTLD contract is hitting the market, with Dotversicherung-registry offering .versicherung at auction next month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19021-another-new-gtld-up-for-sale-with-750000-reserve"><span>http://domainincite.com/19021-another-new-gtld-up-for-sale-with-750000-reserve</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">Canadian Internet Registration Authority and DNS Blocking<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Canadian Internet Registration Authority and DNS BlockingThe Chief Executive Officer and President of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, Byron Holland released an article this week cautioning that the Quebec government&rsquo;s intentions of blocking unauthorized online gambling sites indicates technical and social issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.casinoscamreport.com/2015/07/27/canadian-internet-registration-authority-and-dns-blocking/"><span>http://www.casinoscamreport.com/2015/07/27/canadian-internet-registration-authority-and-dns-blocking/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vox Pop steps up &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; promotional campaign as it walks fine line with Batman/Superman ads<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vox Populi Registry, the company behind &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo;, is looking to deflect repeated criticism ahead of the planned autumn launch of its Consumer Advocate Subsidy programme. The company continues to promote its Trailblazers Programme, as it hopes to encourage a more positive community spirits on the &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; platform. It has also launched a range of promotional websites, two of which lawyers claim could tow close to the line when it comes to infringing the IP rights of entertainment powerhouse DC Comics.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=f01a5f5a-92dd-4f85-b5d0-59cf1e0ffe67"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=f01a5f5a-92dd-4f85-b5d0-59cf1e0ffe67</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vox Populi wants trademark for .Sucks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vox Populi, the domain name registry for .Sucks, has applied for the trademark &ldquo;.Sucks&rdquo; with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/27/vox-populi-wants-trademark-for-sucks/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/27/vox-populi-wants-trademark-for-sucks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.TAIPEI Domain Names are open for registration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Gandi, accredited registrar for .TAIPEI announced today that the new .TAIPEI domain name extension which represents </span><span lang="EN-US">&#21488;&#21271;&#24066;</span><span lang="EN"> has entered its Landrush phase.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://en.ctimes.com.tw/DispNews.asp?O=HJZ7SCE1IA0SAA00NQ"><span>http://en.ctimes.com.tw/DispNews.asp?O=HJZ7SCE1IA0SAA00NQ</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">As deadline looms, over 100 dot-brands still in contract limbo<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With the minutes ticking down to the deadline for scores of dot-brands to sign registry agreements with ICANN, over 100 have not, according to ICANN&rsquo;s web site.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19030-as-deadline-looms-over-100-dot-brands-still-in-contract-limbo"><span>http://domainincite.com/19030-as-deadline-looms-over-100-dot-brands-still-in-contract-limbo</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IDN .com hits the root<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Eleven variants of .com and .net in non-Latin scripts joined the internet today. Verisign&rsquo;s whole portfolio of internationalized domain name new gTLDs were added to the DNS root at some point in the last 24 hours, and the company is planning to start launching them before the end of the year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19024-idn-com-hits-the-root"><span>http://domainincite.com/19024-idn-com-hits-the-root</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IP Fridays &ndash; Episode 33: Interview With Reg Levy About gTLDs &ndash; Facebook Beacons &ndash; Trademarks In Cuba<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We interview Reg Levy all about gTLDs. She is VP at Minds + Machines, the third largest applicant of gTLDs. Another topic are Facebook Beacons, a new tool by Facebook to push location based messages to users. Also, trademarks in Cuba are becoming now more important now.</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">RC:</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">So, why would the United States or any other country listen to what ICANN tells it to do and is there any treaty or contract &ndash; you just mentioned the Memorandum of Understanding &ndash; is that the whole thing or is there more to it?</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">RL:</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">So that is the major piece of it.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">ICANN is essentially under the FCC in the United States and in terms of why the U.S. listens to what ICANN tells it is less of a situation where ICANN tells any government what to do and more of a situation where ICANN tells companies what to do.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">For example, ICANN's rules govern Verisign that runs .com and in that sense people in the United States have to listen to what ICANN says because they use .com a lot.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">But ICANN doesn't have the same power over, for example, .de so DENIC doesn't have to do things in the same way that Verisign has to do them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/415630/"><span>http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/415630/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A New Boom to Come? Re-Evaluating the Success of the New TLD Program by Ryan Baker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I think it's fair to say that quite a few people -- both within the domain name industry and beyond -- have an opinion on whether the new TLD program is succeeding or struggling. But are things really all that bad? Are we forecasting doom before it has really had a chance to run? Crunching the numbers... Let's consider the (relatively short) history to this point and take a look at some statistics.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/a-new-boom-to-come-re-evaluating-the-success-of-the-new-tld-program/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/a-new-boom-to-come-re-evaluating-the-success-of-the-new-tld-program/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s dotAfrica Dispute<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is alleged that staff at domain-name overseer ICANN repeatedly rejected independent expert advice to ensure the dotAfrica TLD was won by their preferred applicant &ndash; and then tried to hide their influence by censoring the results of an independent inquiry into the affair. Click discusses the fallout from these allegations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02xnbht"><span>http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02xnbht</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Out of .Africa - Process Failures Don't Change the Facts by Sophia Bekele<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Posted here on behalf of DotConnectAfrica Trust as rejoinder and reply to Andrew Mark's recent article... In his article, Mr. Mark tried to re-frame the ongoing discussions and commentary about DCA Trust's recent IRP victory against ICANN as one about "requisite support for geographic string" to assist him reach the biased conclusion that ZACR's bid has the required support to run .Africa whilst DCA Trust's bid does not.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150728_out_of_africa_process_failures_dont_change_the_facts/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150728_out_of_africa_process_failures_dont_change_the_facts/</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 Becomes 1st new gTLD Registry to Join The Internet Commerce Association (ICA)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts has become the 1st new gTLD registry to join the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) as a Silver member.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/27/donuts-becomes-1st-new-gtld-registry-to-join-the-internet-commerce-association-ica/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/27/donuts-becomes-1st-new-gtld-registry-to-join-the-internet-commerce-association-ica/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Phishing Attacks Drive Spike In DNS Threat<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The domain name service (DNS) continues to be a favorite tool of cyber criminals: the DNS threat index jumped nearly 60% in the second quarter of this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/phishing-attacks-drive-spike-in-dns-threat/d/d-id/1321480"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/phishing-attacks-drive-spike-in-dns-threat/d/d-id/1321480</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Critical Remotely Exploitable Bug Haunts BIND<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The maintainers of BIND have patched a critical remotely exploitable vulnerability in the DNS software that can be used in a denial-of-service attack. The vulnerability affects all versions of BIND from 9.1.0 through 9.9.7. The vulnerability is in the way that BIND handles certain queries related to transaction key records.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/critical-remotely-exploitable-bug-haunts-bind/114008"><span>https://threatpost.com/critical-remotely-exploitable-bug-haunts-bind/114008</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Infoblox DNS Threat Index Hits Record High in Second Quarter Due to Surge in Phishing Attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Infoblox Inc., the network control company, today released the second quarter 2015 report for the Infoblox DNS Threat Index, powered by IID, the source for clear cyberthreat intelligence. The index hit a record high of 133&mdash;up 58 percent from the second quarter of 2014&mdash;due to a surge in phishing attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.infoblox.com/company/news-events/press-releases/2015/infoblox-dns-threat-index-hits-record-high-second-quarter-due-surge-phishing-attacks"><span>https://www.infoblox.com/company/news-events/press-releases/2015/infoblox-dns-threat-index-hits-record-high-second-quarter-due-surge-phishing-attacks</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 You Whitelist Your Vulnerability Scanning Service Provider? by Gunter Ollmann<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Unlike consultant-led penetration testing, periodic or continual vulnerability scanning programs have to operate harmoniously with a corporation's perimeter defenses. Firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, web proxies, dynamic malware analysis systems, and even content delivery networks, are deployed to protect against the continuous probes and exploit attempts of remote adversaries -- yet they need to ignore (or at least not escalate) similar probes and tests being launched by the managed security service providers an organization has employed to identify and alert upon any new vulnerabilities within the infrastructure or applications that are to be protected.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150728_should_you_whitelist_your_vulnerability_scanning_service_provider/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150728_should_you_whitelist_your_vulnerability_scanning_service_provider/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Darkode cybercrime forum might be making a comeback [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The former administrator of Darkode, the online cybercrime forum that was recently shut down by law enforcement agencies, is preparing to bring it back, with better security and privacy for its members.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/580654/darkode-cybercrime-forum-might-making-comeback/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/580654/darkode-cybercrime-forum-might-making-comeback/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/580654/darkode-cybercrime-forum-might-making-comeback/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/580654/darkode-cybercrime-forum-might-making-comeback/</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: Cybercrime-as-a-service on the rise says government report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">'Cybercrime as a service is likely' to increase as criminals continue to find it easier to purchase malware rather than developing their own, according to the first report of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/580687/cybercrime-as-a-service-rise-says-government-report/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/580687/cybercrime-as-a-service-rise-says-government-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">ACSC releases first ever public national cyber threat report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) today released its first ever unclassified cyber security threat report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.acsc.gov.au/publications/2015_02_ACSC_Media_Release_Threat_Report_2015.pdf"><span>https://www.acsc.gov.au/publications/2015_02_ACSC_Media_Release_Threat_Report_2015.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Veil of Secrecy Aids Surge in Cyber-Attacks in Asia<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Once a month, cybersecurity lawyer Paul Haswell gets a call from an Asian company with the same question: We&rsquo;ve been hacked. Who do we need to tell?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-28/a-veil-of-secrecy-abets-surge-in-cyber-attacks-in-asia"><span>http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-28/a-veil-of-secrecy-abets-surge-in-cyber-attacks-in-asia</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11489333"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11489333</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">Unbiased.com saved in UDRP but no RDNH<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The owner of Unbiased.co.uk has failed to win rights to the Unbiased.com domain name in a UDRP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/27/unbiased-com-saved-in-udrp-but-no-rdnh/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/27/unbiased-com-saved-in-udrp-but-no-rdnh/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A Crazy Cybersquatting Lawsuit with Jason Kneen &ndash; DNW Podcast #43<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Imagine that you&rsquo;re an app developer who has registered a handful of domain names over the years. One day your twitter feed and phone lights up with people discussing how you&rsquo;re being sued over one of the domain names you own. That&rsquo;s exactly what happened to Jason Kneen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/27/a-crazy-cybersquatting-lawsuit-with-jason-kneen-dnw-podcast-43/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/27/a-crazy-cybersquatting-lawsuit-with-jason-kneen-dnw-podcast-43/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">za: High Court applies passing-off principles to domain name registration [registration]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In Fairhaven Country Estate (Pty) Ltd v Harris ((735/2015) [2015] ZAWCHC 100, July 8 2015), Henney J has applied the common law principles of passing off to a domain name registration.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=7de3b2ed-b9df-4f12-93e0-43f873fe6765"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=7de3b2ed-b9df-4f12-93e0-43f873fe6765</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 loses first UDRP from Marchex portfolio acquisition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy has lost its first UDRP from the portfolio it acquired from Marchex in April.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The company didn&rsquo;t respond to a UDRP filed by Dairyland Midwest, Inc. d/b/a AgVision for the domain name AgVision.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/29/godaddy-loses-first-udrp-from-marchex-portfolio-acquisition/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/29/godaddy-loses-first-udrp-from-marchex-portfolio-acquisition/</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: Liposonix, Inc. v. Robert Fam, Cosmedix Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2015-0019</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Liposonix, Inc. of Hayward, California, United States of America (&ldquo;United States&rdquo; or &ldquo;US&rdquo;), represented by Wood, Herron &amp; Evans, LLP, United States. The Respondent is Robert Fam, Cosmedix Pty Ltd. of Erskine Park, New South Wales, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;liposonix.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=DAU2015-0019"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0019</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Americas are just 2 weeks away from running out of IPv4 addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">John Curran, CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), told attendees at the Campus Technology conference in Boston on Wednesday that the IP address authority's pool of IPv4 addresses has dwindled to 90,000 and will be exhausted in about two weeks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2954257/education/americas-are-just-2-weeks-away-from-running-out-of-ipv4-addresses.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2954257/education/americas-are-just-2-weeks-away-from-running-out-of-ipv4-addresses.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RIAA Wants Domain Registrar to Expose &lsquo;Pirate Site&rsquo; Owner<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The RIAA has obtained subpoenas from a federal court in Columbia ordering domain name registrar Dynadot to hand over the IP and email addresses and all other identifying information related to the operator of the unauthorized music service Soundpiff. In addition, the RIAA notes that the registrar may want to disconnect the site due to its repeated infringements.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-wants-domain-registrar-to-expose-pirate-site-owner-150728/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-wants-domain-registrar-to-expose-pirate-site-owner-150728/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign gets patent for predicting domain name renewal rates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Patent and Trademark office has granted patent number 9,094,467 to Verisign for &ldquo;Method and system for predicting domain name registration renewal probability&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/28/verisign-patent-renewal-rates/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/28/verisign-patent-renewal-rates/</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">Consultation on Registration Services Agreement Now Open<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ARIN is seeking community input on a new version of the Registration Services Agreement that combines the existing Registration Services Agreement (RSA) and Legacy Registration Services Agreement (LRSA) into a single agreement ("RSA Version 12.0/LRSA Version 4.0").<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150729_rsa.html"><span>https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150729_rsa.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><br><br>**********************<br><br>SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook now used by half of world's online users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Half the world's estimated online population now check into social networking giant Facebook at least once a month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33712729"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33712729</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 Revenue Beats Forecast as User Growth Is Steady<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Drama may be exciting, but consistency makes for better performance in the stock market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/30/technology/facebook-earnings-q2.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/30/technology/facebook-earnings-q2.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Loosens Ties to Google Plus<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For many users, Google Plus accounts don&rsquo;t get all that many visits. Now, Google seems to be indicating it, too, will be paying less attention to its social network.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/google-loosens-ties-to-google-plus/"><span>http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/google-loosens-ties-to-google-plus/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Paced by Facebook, Customer Satisfaction Up for Social-Media Sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">User satisfaction with social media websites is improving, paced by Facebook&rsquo;s success with its mobile app and advertising, according to new data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/07/28/paced-by-facebook-customer-satisfaction-up-for-social-media-sites/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/07/28/paced-by-facebook-customer-satisfaction-up-for-social-media-sites/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian National University selected as Australian office for World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian office for a major international consortium which oversees internet standards and guidelines will be established at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-29/australian-national-university-to-help-lead-web-development/6655572"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-29/australian-national-university-to-help-lead-web-development/6655572</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Can the TPP Launch a New Era of Governance for Digital Commerce?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With Congress passing trade promotion authority, negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is entering its final stages. In the authorizing legislation, Congress recognized &ldquo;the growing significance of the Internet as a trading platform in international commerce&rdquo; and instructed President Obama to achieve objectives concerning digital trade in goods and services and cross-border data flows. The Obama administration wants &ldquo;digital trade rules-of-the-road&rdquo; in the TPP agreement. These rules could mark a turning point in the global governance of digital commerce.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2015/07/28/can-the-tpp-launch-a-new-era-of-governance-for-digital-commerce/"><span>http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2015/07/28/can-the-tpp-launch-a-new-era-of-governance-for-digital-commerce/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a></span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"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</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 20 Jul 06:17 2015

auDA domain news - 20 July

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ICANN Accountability Deficits Revealed in Panel Ruling on .AFRICA

<http://www.ipjustice.org/internet-governance/icann-accountability-deficits-revealed-in-panel-ruling-on-africa/>

 

Having been slammed and embarrassed, ICANN tells the world: We've done nowt wrong

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/16/icann_africa_latest/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Will 2016 Politics Trump Bipartisan Support for the MSM and DOTCOM Act? by Philip S. Corwin

The bitter partisan divide that characterizes so many of official Washington's current policy discussions was conspicuous in its absence at the July 8th hearing held on "Internet Governance Progress After ICANN 53" by the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. In opening remarks that asked "What is the multi-stakeholder community, anyway?", Subcommittee Chairman Greg Waldren went on to declare that he and his colleagues "sought to strike the right balance between supporting the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance, while still protecting the invaluable tool of communications and commerce the Internet has become".

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150716_will_2016_politics_trump_bipartisan_support_for_msm_and_dotcom_act/>

 

Report: 53rd ICANN Meeting

The focus of the 53rd ICANN conference, which took place from 22-25 June in Buenos Aires, was again the discussion on the “IANA Stewardship Transition”.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/news/report-53rd-icann-meeting.html>

 

US applauds India's multi-stakeholder approach on internet [PTI]

The US has applauded India's recent support for multi-stakeholder approach on internet, saying the decision is critical for ensuring the vitality of the world wide web.

<http://www.ptinews.com/news/6271284_US-applauds-India-s-multi-stakeholder-approach-on-Internet-.html>

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/US-applauds-Indias-multi-stakeholder-approach-on-Internet/articleshow/48123720.cms>

 

7th BRICS Summit’s Take on Internet Governance

India made headlines at ICANN’s 53rd Public Meeting in June with its advocacy for the multistakeholder model of policymaking.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/brics-summit-on-internet-governance>

 

ICANN accountability, IANA stewardship - what's at stake? by Jordan Carter

These words together have deep meaning to many of those who participate in or follow global Internet governance. They are also, to be honest, meaningless mumbo-jumbo the vast majority of Internet users. What’s it all about, and should you care at all?

<https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann-accountability-iana-stewardship-whats-stake>

 

Three key issues for ICANN's Accountability Working Group by Jordan Carter

In a separate post I’ve set out an update of what is at stake in the debate about the IANA stewardship transition and the ICANN accountability discussion.

<https://internetnz.nz/blog/three-key-issues-icanns-accountability-working-group>

 

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Strickling at the Internet Governance Forum USA 07/16/2015: Remarks of Lawrence E. Strickling

Thank you, Shane, for the introduction. I also want to thank the U.S. IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Planning Committee for planning this event and George Washington University for hosting. I have enjoyed having the opportunity to speak at each of these IGF-USA events since they started back in 2009.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/remarks-assistant-secretary-strickling-internet-governance-forum-usa-07162015>

 

IGF: Worry over poor participation of African business leaders

While other developed countries are actively participating in the internet governance, poor participation of business leaders from Nigeria and the rest of the African continent is worrying stakeholders in the African Information Communication Technology ecosystem.

<http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/07/igf-worry-over-poor-participation-of-african-business-leaders/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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ICANN to Resume Evaluation of DotConnectAfrica Trust Application for .AFRICA

ICANN today announced it will resume evaluation of DotConnectAfrica Trust's application for the .AFRICA new gTLD.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-16-en>

 

The CCWG: From Buenos Aires to Paris to Dublin by Steve Crocker

The community has been putting in an enormous amount of work on the Transition proposals. The CWG on Stewardship of the Names completed its proposal and forwarded it to the ICG for coordination with the proposals from the Numbers community and from the IETF. Stellar work all around and kudos to everyone! The ICG now has the important work of reconciling the three proposals, putting out the proposal meeting the criteria set out by NTIA for public comment, and finalizing it for submission to the ICANN board to transmit to NTIA.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-ccwg-from-buenos-aires-to-paris-to-dublin>

 

Additional Coordination Through New Transition Facilitation Calls by Theresa Swinehart

One of the words most often heard during the IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability processes has been coordination – coordination amongst communities, coordination amongst members and participants of working groups, coordination amongst community and staff members.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/additional-coordination-through-new-transition-facilitation-calls>

 

Letter from Thomas Schneider, Chair | Government Advisory Committee, to Akram Atallah

Two-Character Codes as Second Level Domains

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/schneider-to-atallah-16jul15-en.pdf>

 

ICANN Accountability Deficits Revealed in Panel Ruling on .AFRICA

In an important test of ICANN’s primary accountability mechanism, its Independent Review Process (IRP), the organization has been handed a stinging blow over its mishandling of the bid for the new gTLD .AFRICA.

<http://www.ipjustice.org/internet-governance/icann-accountability-deficits-revealed-in-panel-ruling-on-africa/>

 

ICANN 53: Accountability, Brand Policy & New Round of New gTLDs

In June, MarkMonitor joined our colleagues once again at ICANN's 53rd public meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Several high-profile and contentious issues were on the agenda, many of which have significant impact on the interests of intellectual property and brand owners.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/icann-53-accountability-brand-policy-new-round-of-new-gtlds/>

 

Rage Against the ICANN Machine by Stéphane Van Gelder

I'm going to do what no professional journalist should ever do: take a story at face value. So full disclosure: I have not checked the facts behind the story that sparked this little rant I'm about to embark on. But I've known the author for a number of years as being a consummate professional when it comes to reporting facts. And I've known ICANN, the organisation, for even longer. I have therefore seen first hand the organisation's ability to be at times borderline duplicitous in its attempts to reach a desired result.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150717_rage_against_the_icann_machine/>

 

Public Revolts Against Plan to Kill Domain Name Privacy

More than 11,000 people are protesting a proposal which may ban private domain name registrations for millions of websites. The changes would make it easier to identify owners of pirate sites, but the commenters warn that this may have disastrous consequences.

<https://torrentfreak.com/public-revolts-against-plan-to-kill-domain-name-privacy-150717/>

 

Having been slammed and embarrassed, ICANN tells the world: We've done nowt wrong

Last week, a group of retired judges slammed domain-name overseer ICANN for breaking its own bylaws by having failed to "act fairly, neutrally [and] non-discriminatorily" in a dispute over the .africa TLD.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/16/icann_africa_latest/>

 

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DCA’s .africa bid officially unrejected by ICANN

ICANN’s board of directors has un-rejected DotConnectAfrica’s application for the new gTLD .africa.

<http://domainincite.com/18976-breaking-dcas-africa-bid-officially-unrejected-by-icann>

 

ICANN execs helped African Union win .africa — report

Top ICANN executives helped the African Union Commission win the .africa gTLD on behalf of its selected registry, according to a report.

<http://domainincite.com/18970-icann-execs-helped-african-union-win-africa-report>

 

Read that controversial .africa letter

Did the African Union Commission really use a letter written by ICANN to express its support for ZA Central Registry’s .africa bid?

<http://domainincite.com/18982-read-that-controversial-africa-letter>

 

.be stands for quality

No one is better placed than the user himself to explain why s/he opts for a certain extension. It is the turn of a .be extension for the fifth domain name of the week: lag.be.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/be-stands-quality>

 

JPRS to Launch a Joint Research Project with ISPs to Create a More Fault-Tolerant DNS Environment

Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. today announced that it will launch a joint research project with ISPs in October 2015, under the subject of which to strengthen fault-tolerance mechanisms of the domain name system (DNS) for the new gTLD ".jprs," which has been established by JPRS for the purpose of research and development in relation to the Internet.

<http://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2015/150713.html>

 

Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart. Thursday doesn't even start. Friday I'm in .love

Today, Friday, sees the launch of one of the more interesting new internet TLDs that has been approved by ICANN: .love.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/17/friday_im_in_love/>

 

nl: New The.nlyst out now

”We now manage about 650,000 domain names. By 2023, we aim to get that up to more than 25 million and establish ourselves as number two in the world. That implies growing faster than the market, which is only possible if we grow internationally,” said Arno Vis of Openprovider in an interview for this edition of The.nlyst.

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/knowledge-and-development/new-thenlyst-out-now>

 

One year in: lessons from .rocks by Tony Kirsch

This is the third in a series of interviews I conducted with notable TLD applicants approaching one year of operations. In this article, I spoke with Statton Hammock of Rightside about how the .rocks TLD is finding its place in the market. You can also read my interviews with .luxury and .photography.

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/one-year-in-lessons-from-rocks/>

 

se: To boldly go where no EPP extension has gone before

In June this year, we at IIS arranged a workshop about managing the proliferation of EPP extensions, with members from the registrar community and also registry operators. This is a short recap of what was said – and some suggestions on which direction we should take in the future.

<https://www.iis.se/se-tech/to-boldly-go-where-no-epp-extension-has-gone-before/>

 

so: Migration

On July 8th 2015, the .so ccTLD registry has been migrated to the Somali Network Information Center (SONIC).

<http://soregistry.so/2015/07/15/migration/>

 

TLD Profile: .Vote

The new .vote gTLD is a joint venture between Afilias and two investors based in Utah, creating Monolith Registry. Its mission is to create a segment of the internet that provides reliable political and voter information. This venture includes .voto, which is the Spanish/Italian/Portuguese word for vote.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/16/tld-profile-vote/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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BNP Paribas makes ‘dot brand’ switch

French bank BNP Paribas has launched a new ‘dot brand’ domain name after moving away from its .fr and .net TLDs.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/bnp-paribas-makes-dot-brand-switch-4427>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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The Deep Web and the Darknet – The Nether Regions of the Internet

By now, you’ve likely heard about the Deep Web and the Darknet – but what are they, and should brand owners be concerned about monitoring and enforcing on the nether regions of the Internet?

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/the-deep-web-and-the-darknet-the-nether-regions-of-the-internet/>

 

Why you need to care more about DNS

There’s one key part of your network infrastructure that you’re probably not monitoring, even though it keeps you connected, can tell you a lot about what’s happening inside your business – and is an increasing source of attacks. DNS isn’t just for domain names any more.

<http://www.cio.com/article/2948378/security/why-you-need-to-care-more-about-dns.html>

 

The Darkode Cybercrime Forum, Up Close

By now, many of you loyal KrebsOnSecurity readers have seen stories in the mainstream press about the coordinated global law enforcement takedown of Darkode[dot]me, an English-language cybercrime forum that served as a breeding ground for botnets, malware and just about every other form of virtual badness. This post is an attempt to distill several years’ worth of lurking on this forum into a narrative that hopefully sheds light on the individuals apprehended in this sting and the cybercrime forum scene in general.

<http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/the-darkode-cybercrime-forum-up-close/>

 

Darkode Shut Down, Members Arrested by Law Enforcement Agencies

Lizard Squad may have to write its own code after a huge international crackdown on cybercrime site Darkode and its users by law enforcement agencies. Darkode now displays a takedown notice with the seals of over a dozen different international law enforcement groups, including the FBI and Europol.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/darkode-shut-down-members-arrested-by-law-enforcement-agencies>

 

Darkode Shuttered But Cybercrime Still Alive And Well

Major international law enforcement takedown of exclusive criminal hacker forum highlights victory -- and challenges -- of global law enforcement of cybercrime.

<http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/darkode-shuttered-but-cybercrime-still-alive-and-well--/d/d-id/1321359>

 

Cybercriminal Darkode forum taken down through global action

This week, law enforcement and judicial authorities worldwide have taken down the most prolific English-speaking cybercriminal forum to date: Darkode. In an international coordinated action against the hacking forum and its users, investigators from all over the world targeted cybercriminals that were using the Darkode forum to trade and barter their hacking expertise, malware and botnets, and to find partners for their next spam runs or malware attacks.

<https://www.europol.europa.eu/content/cybercriminal-darkode-forum-taken-down-through-global-action>

 

Cyber-security's dirty little secret: It's not as bad as you think

New research from the Global Commission on Internet Governance has reached a surprising conclusion: cyberspace is actually getting safer.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/18/cybersecurity_report/>

 

In the nascent "internet of things", security is the last thing on people's minds

Barbie has come a long way since Mattel, a big American toy firm, launched the plastic doll in 1959. If children wanted to give the original version a voice, they had to provide it themselves. The latest Barbie, unveiled at the New York Toy Fair in February, can do better. A built-in chip lets the doll listen as children address her. A wireless connection then sends what has been said off to other, beefier computers in a data centre somewhere, whose job is to interpret it and come up with an apt rejoinder. “Welcome to New York, Barbie,” says a Mattel employee in a demonstration video. “I love New York, don’t you?” responds the doll. “What’s your favourite part about the city? The food, the fashion, the sights or the brothels?”

<http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21657766-nascent-internet-things-security-last-thing-peoples>

 

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Judge Throws Out Cybersquatting Claims For 16 Year Old Domain

In what has to be one of the best court transcripts about a domain name I’ve read, Judge Lewis Kaplan essentially eviscerated the attorney for Office Space Solutions, a company that was attempting to sue programmer Jason Kneen on the grounds of “warehousing” a domain for 16 years.

<http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/16/judge-throws-out-cybersquatting-claims-for-16-year-old-domain/>

 

Popcorn Time Taken Down By Domain Name Seizure

The most popular Popcorn Time fork has lost control of its domain name. Popcorntime.io was seized by the registry and the domain name is now listed as "reserved". At first sight the application itself appears not to be affected by the domain name problems.

<https://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-taken-down-by-domain-name-seizure-150716/>

 

UDRP Spotlight: UDRP Decisions Citing Bad Faith

For those following the politics of both medical and fully legalized marijuana, 2013 and 2014 were years of tectonic change. On New Years Day of 2014, the U.S. state of Colorado decriminalized the sale and consumption of limited quantities of the plant; this resulted in worldwide publicity and an influx of millions of dollars to the state’s economy.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/udrp-decisions-citing-bad-faith>

 

Read all about it: BuzzFeed wins UDRP dispute

Online social news service BuzzFeed has successfully transferred a domain name containing its trademark after it was registered in bad faith.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/read-all-about-it-buzzfeed-wins-udrp-dispute-4429>

 

Citigroup defeats phishing website in domain dispute

Financial services company Citigroup has successfully ordered the transfer of a domain name that linked to a web page claiming to be a BBC news article providing access to cheap iPhones.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/citigroup-defeats-phishing-website-in-domain-dispute-4426>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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DeviceAtlas Granted Patent on Device Detection Accuracy Method

DeviceAtlas maker Afilias Technologies today announced that it has been granted US patent number 9,043,289 B2 on a new method for deriving the most accurate device identification results from multiple data sources. Accurate device identification is critical to organizations looking to enhance web analytics, user experience, and ad targeting.

<http://www.afilias.info/news/2015/07/08/deviceatlas-granted-patent-device-detection-accuracy-method>

 

The times, they are a’changing... by Don Hollander.

The domain name space is changing – both globally and within New Zealand – and we’re not keeping up. For years the domain name space consisted of two or three character TLDs names – the name to the right of the last dot. This changed a little bit in 2001. But, in 2010 the name space started changing dramatically with the introduction of TLDs in Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese (traditional and simplified) and many more. And in 2013, a huge number of new names started getting introduced – both ASCII and non-ASCII. And the pace continues at a rate of about one new TLD every working day entering the Root.

<https://internetnz.nz/blog/guest-post-times-they-are-a’changing…>

 

Can Melbourne IT do it all over again?

The ability to reinvent itself is the key for any technology company to increasing profits and arguably no company is pedalling harder than Melbourne IT.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wealth/can-melbourne-it-do-it-all-over-again/story-e6frgac6-1227446153405>

 

au/nz: Larry Kestelman looks to expanded digital services for new-look NBL

The NBL is expanding its online operations ahead of next season. ... The NBL has purchased the domain names basketball.com.au and basketball.co.nz along with nbl.net.au, nbl.org.au and bball.com.au with the league working to build a new website for the basketball.com.au and a new league website. The new domain names will lead to a portal with news and features on the NBA and other world competitions alongside the league's own NBL coverage, with Kestelman believing Australian and New Zealand NBA supporters could be drawn into consuming the NBL if exposed to his league.

<http://www.smh.com.au/sport/basketball/larry-kestelman-looks-to-expanded-digital-services-for-newlook-nbl-20150717-gif0gq.html>

 

DNA University Launches to Support Domain Name Industry by Kurt Pritz

In pursuit of continued domain name industry success, the Domain Name Association (DNA) is delighted to announce the launch of the next industry resource -- the DNA University. The aim of the DNA University is to establish a dedicated education platform to facilitate the exchange of ideas, best-practice methodologies and continued development of the industry's combined expertise. To this end, the DNA University will offer stakeholders an opportunity to share their experiences, learn from each other and provide a forum to incubate concepts that will advance the domain name industry.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150719_dna_university_launches_to_support_domain_name_industry/>

 

Where Has the Domain Name Growth Gone? by Jay Daley

It is pretty common knowledge now that domain name growth started to drop around two years ago and is falling still. At this rate there is every chance that TLDs that have only ever seen growth will start to see a decline sometime in the next few years. What follows is a theory on where that growth has gone.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150716_where_has_the_domain_name_growth_gone/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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The most expensive South African domain names ever

Sex sells, and it is no different in the Internet domain name world. Here are some of the most expensive domain names ever sold in South Africa, and the world.

<http://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/131986-the-most-expensive-south-african-domain-names-ever.html>

 

Pair of 6-Figure Sales (One a New gTLD) and a Half-Dozen 3-Letter .Coms Highlight This Week's Sales Chart

Just about everyone can find something to be happy about in this week's domain sales report. As always, the .coms had a lot to celebrate including the week's biggest sale, as well as a half-dozen more charted sales in the red hot 3-letter .com category and a sweep of 17 of 20 positions on our latest all extension Top 20 Chart.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150715.htm>

 

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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS

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OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015

This book provides an integrated analysis of trends, indicators and policy developments in the expanding digital economy.

<http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/science-and-technology/oecd-digital-economy-outlook-2015_9789264232440-en#page1>

 

The Mobile Internet: Open. Affordable. Content That Matters.

While there's no question that the mobile Internet is changing everything, there are still big reasons why people aren't logging on. The 2015 Global Internet Report presents data that shows it's not always a question of if it's available, but rather how cost and a lack of useful content are core to why people are not opting in.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/globalinternetreport/>

 

Countries should address disruptive effects of the digital economy

Countries are making increased efforts to develop their digital economies in a way that will maximise social and economic benefits, but now need to address the risk of disruption in areas like privacy and jobs, according to a new OECD report.

<http://www.oecd.org/internet/countries-should-address-disruptive-effects-of-the-digital-economy.htm>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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Microsoft releases tool to spot abuse images

Microsoft has released a free tool that lets website owners spot when images of child abuse are being shared by users. It said it had made the PhotoDNA tool available to tackle the 720,000 abuse images uploaded to the net every day.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33567981>

 

Reddit will 'hide' vile content in policy change

It will be more difficult to find "abhorrent" content posted to community news site Reddit, the site has announced.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33561739>

 

Reddit's 'decency' reckoning has begun. Why are trolls and racists still winning?

Reddit finally began contending with the hate-filled parts of its popular internet free-for-all on Thursday, as new leadership vowed to crack down on the site’s baroque selection of pornography and to isolate other “content that violates a common sense of decency”.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/16/reddit-decency-reckoning-ellen-pao-trolls>

 

Reddit Changes Content Rules as Steve Huffman Takes Charge

The return of a founder to a company is a well-worn story line in Silicon Valley. In Apple’s darkest hour, Steve Jobs came back, eventually turning the computer maker into the world’s most valuable corporation. In April, Mark Pincus stepped back into the chief executive role at Zynga. And Jack Dorsey, a co-founder of Twitter, has twice returned to help right the social media company’s ship.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/17/technology/reddit-steve-huffman.html>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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Internet revolution is mobile

For many Asia Pacific Internet users, the mobile Internet is their only, or primary, means of accessing the Internet.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/07/15/internet-revolution-is-mobile/>

 

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SPAM

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Spam email levels at 12-year low

People are being sent fewer spam emails than at any time in the past 12 years, according to security firm Symantec.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33564016>

 

Spam rate falls below 50 per cent for first time in a decade [IDG]

Spam fell to less than 50 per cent of all email in June, the lowest in a decade, Symantec said in its latest Intelligence Report.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/579923/spam-rate-falls-below-50-percent-first-time-decade/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579923/spam-rate-falls-below-50-percent-first-time-decade/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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New edition of ITU’s flagship global ICT regulatory report: Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2015 tracks increasingly complex ICT ecosystem of traditional and new-generation players

The latest edition of ITU’s comprehensive report on global ICT regulatory developments, Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2015, reveals a fast-evolving ICT landscape, as devices and services proliferate, broadband connectivity becomes increasingly pervasive, and the hyper-connected world of the ‘Internet of Everything’ starts to become a reality.

<http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/31.aspx>

 

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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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"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Accountability Deficits Revealed in Panel Ruling on .AFRICA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipjustice.org/internet-governance/icann-accountability-deficits-revealed-in-panel-ruling-on-africa/"><span>http://www.ipjustice.org/internet-governance/icann-accountability-deficits-revealed-in-panel-ruling-on-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">Having been slammed and embarrassed, ICANN tells the world: We've done nowt wrong<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/16/icann_africa_latest/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/16/icann_africa_latest/</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">Will 2016 Politics Trump Bipartisan Support for the MSM and DOTCOM Act? by Philip S. Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The bitter partisan divide that characterizes so many of official Washington's current policy discussions was conspicuous in its absence at the July 8th hearing held on "Internet Governance Progress After ICANN 53" by the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. In opening remarks that asked "What is the multi-stakeholder community, anyway?", Subcommittee Chairman Greg Waldren went on to declare that he and his colleagues "sought to strike the right balance between supporting the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance, while still protecting the invaluable tool of communications and commerce the Internet has become".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150716_will_2016_politics_trump_bipartisan_support_for_msm_and_dotcom_act/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150716_will_2016_politics_trump_bipartisan_support_for_msm_and_dotcom_act/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Report: 53rd ICANN Meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The focus of the 53rd ICANN conference, which took place from 22-25 June in Buenos Aires, was again the discussion on the &ldquo;IANA Stewardship Transition&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/news/report-53rd-icann-meeting.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/news/report-53rd-icann-meeting.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">US applauds India's multi-stakeholder approach on internet [PTI]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US has applauded India's recent support for multi-stakeholder approach on internet, saying the decision is critical for ensuring the vitality of the world wide web.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ptinews.com/news/6271284_US-applauds-India-s-multi-stakeholder-approach-on-Internet-.html"><span>http://www.ptinews.com/news/6271284_US-applauds-India-s-multi-stakeholder-approach-on-Internet-.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/US-applauds-Indias-multi-stakeholder-approach-on-Internet/articleshow/48123720.cms"><span>http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/US-applauds-Indias-multi-stakeholder-approach-on-Internet/articleshow/48123720.cms</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">7th BRICS Summit&rsquo;s Take on Internet Governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">India made headlines at ICANN&rsquo;s 53rd Public Meeting in June with its advocacy for the multistakeholder model of policymaking.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/brics-summit-on-internet-governance"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/brics-summit-on-internet-governance</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN accountability, IANA stewardship - what's at stake? by Jordan Carter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">These words together have deep meaning to many of those who participate in or follow global Internet governance. They are also, to be honest, meaningless mumbo-jumbo the vast majority of Internet users. What&rsquo;s it all about, and should you care at all?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann-accountability-iana-stewardship-whats-stake"><span>https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann-accountability-iana-stewardship-whats-stake</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Three key issues for ICANN's Accountability Working Group by Jordan Carter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a separate post I&rsquo;ve set out an update of what is at stake in the debate about the IANA stewardship transition and the ICANN accountability discussion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/blog/three-key-issues-icanns-accountability-working-group"><span>https://internetnz.nz/blog/three-key-issues-icanns-accountability-working-group</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Remarks of Assistant Secretary Strickling at the Internet Governance Forum USA 07/16/2015: Remarks of Lawrence E. Strickling</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thank you, Shane, for the introduction. I also want to thank the U.S. IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Planning Committee for planning this event and George Washington University for hosting. I have enjoyed having the opportunity to speak at each of these IGF-USA events since they started back in 2009.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/remarks-assistant-secretary-strickling-internet-governance-forum-usa-07162015"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/remarks-assistant-secretary-strickling-internet-governance-forum-usa-07162015</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IGF: Worry over poor participation of African business leaders</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While other developed countries are actively participating in the internet governance, poor participation of business leaders from Nigeria and the rest of the African continent is worrying stakeholders in the African Information Communication Technology ecosystem.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/07/igf-worry-over-poor-participation-of-african-business-leaders/"><span>http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/07/igf-worry-over-poor-participation-of-african-business-leaders/</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 to Resume Evaluation of DotConnectAfrica Trust Application for .AFRICA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today announced it will resume evaluation of DotConnectAfrica Trust's application for the .AFRICA new g</span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-16-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-16-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">The CCWG: From Buenos Aires to Paris to Dublin by Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The community has been putting in an enormous amount of work on the Transition proposals. The CWG on Stewardship of the Names completed its proposal and forwarded it to the ICG for coordination with the proposals from the Numbers community and from the IETF. Stellar work all around and kudos to everyone! The ICG now has the important work of reconciling the three proposals, putting out the proposal meeting the criteria set out by NTIA for public comment, and finalizing it for submission to the ICANN board to transmit to NTIA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-ccwg-from-buenos-aires-to-paris-to-dublin"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-ccwg-from-buenos-aires-to-paris-to-dublin</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Additional Coordination Through New Transition Facilitation Calls by Theresa Swinehart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the words most often heard during the IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability processes has been coordination &ndash; coordination amongst communities, coordination amongst members and participants of working groups, coordination amongst community and staff members.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/additional-coordination-through-new-transition-facilitation-calls"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/additional-coordination-through-new-transition-facilitation-calls</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Thomas Schneider, Chair | Government Advisory Committee, to Akram Atallah</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two-Character Codes as Second Level Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/schneider-to-atallah-16jul15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/schneider-to-atallah-16jul15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Accountability Deficits Revealed in Panel Ruling on .AFRICA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In an important test of ICANN&rsquo;s primary accountability mechanism, its Independent Review Process (IRP), the organization has been handed a stinging blow over its mishandling of the bid for the new gTLD .AFRICA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipjustice.org/internet-governance/icann-accountability-deficits-revealed-in-panel-ruling-on-africa/"><span>http://www.ipjustice.org/internet-governance/icann-accountability-deficits-revealed-in-panel-ruling-on-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">ICANN 53: Accountability, Brand Policy &amp; New Round of New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In June, MarkMonitor joined our colleagues once again at ICANN</span><span>'s</span><span lang="EN"> 53rd public meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Several high-profile and contentious issues were on the agenda, many of which have significant impact on the interests of intellectual property and brand owners.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/icann-53-accountability-brand-policy-new-round-of-new-gtlds/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/icann-53-accountability-brand-policy-new-round-of-new-gtlds/</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">Rage Against the ICANN Machine by St&eacute;phane Van Gelder<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I'm going to do what no professional journalist should ever do: take a story at face value. So full disclosure: I have not checked the facts behind the story that sparked this little rant I'm about to embark on. But I've known the author for a number of years as being a consummate professional when it comes to reporting facts. And I've known ICANN, the organisation, for even longer. I have therefore seen first hand the organisation's ability to be at times borderline duplicitous in its attempts to reach a desired result.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150717_rage_against_the_icann_machine/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150717_rage_against_the_icann_machine/</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 Revolts Against Plan to Kill Domain Name Privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More than 11,000 people are protesting a proposal which may ban private domain name registrations for millions of websites. The changes would make it easier to identify owners of pirate sites, but the commenters warn that this may have disastrous consequences.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/public-revolts-against-plan-to-kill-domain-name-privacy-150717/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/public-revolts-against-plan-to-kill-domain-name-privacy-150717/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Having been slammed and embarrassed, ICANN tells the world: We've done nowt wrong<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week, a group of retired judges slammed domain-name overseer ICANN for breaking its own bylaws by having failed to "act fairly, neutrally [and] non-discriminatorily" in a dispute over the .africa TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/16/icann_africa_latest/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/16/icann_africa_latest/</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">DCA&rsquo;s .africa bid officially unrejected by ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s board of directors has un-rejected DotConnectAfrica&rsquo;s application for the new gTLD .africa.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18976-breaking-dcas-africa-bid-officially-unrejected-by-icann"><span>http://domainincite.com/18976-breaking-dcas-africa-bid-officially-unrejected-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 execs helped African Union win .africa &mdash; report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Top ICANN executives helped the African Union Commission win the .africa gTLD on behalf of its selected registry, according to a report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18970-icann-execs-helped-african-union-win-africa-report"><span>http://domainincite.com/18970-icann-execs-helped-african-union-win-africa-report</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">Read that controversial .africa letter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Did the African Union Commission really use a letter written by ICANN to express its support for ZA Central Registry&rsquo;s .africa bid?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18982-read-that-controversial-africa-letter"><span>http://domainincite.com/18982-read-that-controversial-africa-letter</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.be stands for quality<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">No one is better placed than the user himself to explain why s/he opts for a certain extension. It is the turn of a .be extension for the fifth domain name of the week: lag.be.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/be-stands-quality"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/be-stands-quality</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">JPRS to Launch a Joint Research Project with ISPs to Create a More Fault-Tolerant DNS Environment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. today announced that it will launch a joint research project with ISPs in October 2015, under the subject of which to strengthen fault-tolerance mechanisms of the domain name system (DNS) for the new gTLD ".jprs," which has been established by JPRS for the purpose of research and development in relation to the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2015/150713.html"><span>http://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2015/150713.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">Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart. Thursday doesn't even start. Friday I'm in .love<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, Friday, sees the launch of one of the more interesting new internet TLDs that has been approved by ICANN: .love.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/17/friday_im_in_love/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/17/friday_im_in_love/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nl: New The.nlyst out now<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&rdquo;We now manage about 650,000 domain names. By 2023, we aim to get that up to more than 25 million and establish ourselves as number two in the world. That implies growing faster than the market, which is only possible if we grow internationally,&rdquo; said Arno Vis of Openprovider in an interview for this edition of The.nlyst.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/knowledge-and-development/new-thenlyst-out-now"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/knowledge-and-development/new-thenlyst-out-now</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 year in: lessons from .rocks by Tony Kirsch</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This is the third in a series of interviews I conducted with notable TLD applicants approaching one year of operations. In this article, I spoke with Statton Hammock of Rightside about how the .rocks TLD is finding its place in the market. You can also read my interviews with .luxury and .photography.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/one-year-in-lessons-from-rocks/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/one-year-in-lessons-from-rocks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">se: To boldly go where no EPP extension has gone before<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In June this year, we at IIS arranged a workshop about managing the proliferation of EPP extensions, with members from the registrar community and also registry operators. This is a short recap of what was said &ndash; and some suggestions on which direction we should take in the future.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/se-tech/to-boldly-go-where-no-epp-extension-has-gone-before/"><span>https://www.iis.se/se-tech/to-boldly-go-where-no-epp-extension-has-gone-before/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">so: Migration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On July 8th 2015, the .so ccTLD registry has been migrated to the Somali Network Information Center (SONIC).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://soregistry.so/2015/07/15/migration/"><span>http://soregistry.so/2015/07/15/migration/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TLD Profile: .Vote<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new .vote gTLD is a joint venture between Afilias and two investors based in Utah, creating Monolith Registry. Its mission is to create a segment of the internet that provides reliable political and voter information. This venture includes .voto, which is the Spanish/Italian/Portuguese word for vote.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/16/tld-profile-vote/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/16/tld-profile-vote/</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">BNP Paribas makes &lsquo;dot brand&rsquo; switch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">French bank BNP Paribas has launched a new &lsquo;dot brand&rsquo; domain name after moving away from its .fr and .net TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/bnp-paribas-makes-dot-brand-switch-4427"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/bnp-paribas-makes-dot-brand-switch-4427</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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Deep Web and the Darknet &ndash; The Nether Regions of the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">By now, you&rsquo;ve likely heard about the Deep Web and the Darknet &ndash; but what are they, and should brand owners be concerned about monitoring and enforcing on the nether regions of the Internet?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/the-deep-web-and-the-darknet-the-nether-regions-of-the-internet/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/the-deep-web-and-the-darknet-the-nether-regions-of-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">Why you need to care more about DNS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There&rsquo;s one key part of your network infrastructure that you&rsquo;re probably not monitoring, even though it keeps you connected, can tell you a lot about what&rsquo;s happening inside your business &ndash; and is an increasing source of attacks. DNS isn&rsquo;t just for domain names any more.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cio.com/article/2948378/security/why-you-need-to-care-more-about-dns.html"><span>http://www.cio.com/article/2948378/security/why-you-need-to-care-more-about-dns.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">The Darkode Cybercrime Forum, Up Close<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">By now, many of you loyal KrebsOnSecurity readers have seen stories in the mainstream press about the coordinated global law enforcement takedown of Darkode[dot]me, an English-language cybercrime forum that served as a breeding ground for botnets, malware and just about every other form of virtual badness. This post is an attempt to distill several years&rsquo; worth of lurking on this forum into a narrative that hopefully sheds light on the individuals apprehended in this sting and the cybercrime forum scene in general.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/the-darkode-cybercrime-forum-up-close/"><span>http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/the-darkode-cybercrime-forum-up-close/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Darkode Shut Down, Members Arrested by Law Enforcement Agencies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lizard Squad may have to write its own code after a huge international crackdown on cybercrime site Darkode and its users by law enforcement agencies. Darkode now displays a takedown notice with the seals of over a dozen different international law enforcement groups, including the FBI and Europol.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/darkode-shut-down-members-arrested-by-law-enforcement-agencies"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/darkode-shut-down-members-arrested-by-law-enforcement-agencies</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Darkode Shuttered But Cybercrime Still Alive And Well<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Major international law enforcement takedown of exclusive criminal hacker forum highlights victory -- and challenges -- of global law enforcement of cybercrime.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/darkode-shuttered-but-cybercrime-still-alive-and-well--/d/d-id/1321359"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/darkode-shuttered-but-cybercrime-still-alive-and-well--/d/d-id/1321359</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cybercriminal Darkode forum taken down through global action<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week, law enforcement and judicial authorities worldwide have taken down the most prolific English-speaking cybercriminal forum to date: Darkode. In an international coordinated action against the hacking forum and its users, investigators from all over the world targeted cybercriminals that were using the Darkode forum to trade and barter their hacking expertise, malware and botnets, and to find partners for their next spam runs or malware attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.europol.europa.eu/content/cybercriminal-darkode-forum-taken-down-through-global-action"><span>https://www.europol.europa.eu/content/cybercriminal-darkode-forum-taken-down-through-global-action</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber-security's dirty little secret: It's not as bad as you think<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New research from the Global Commission on Internet Governance has reached a surprising conclusion: cyberspace is actually getting safer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/18/cybersecurity_report/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/18/cybersecurity_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">In the nascent "internet of things", security is the last thing on people's minds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Barbie has come a long way since Mattel, a big American toy firm, launched the plastic doll in 1959. If children wanted to give the original version a voice, they had to provide it themselves. The latest Barbie, unveiled at the New York Toy Fair in February, can do better. A built-in chip lets the doll listen as children address her. A wireless connection then sends what has been said off to other, beefier computers in a data centre somewhere, whose job is to interpret it and come up with an apt rejoinder. &ldquo;Welcome to New York, Barbie,&rdquo; says a Mattel employee in a demonstration video. &ldquo;I love New York, don&rsquo;t you?&rdquo; responds the doll. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s your favourite part about the city? The food, the fashion, the sights or the brothels?&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21657766-nascent-internet-things-security-last-thing-peoples"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21657766-nascent-internet-things-security-last-thing-peoples</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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Judge Throws Out Cybersquatting Claims For 16 Year Old Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In what has to be one of the best court transcripts about a domain name I&rsquo;ve read, Judge Lewis Kaplan essentially eviscerated the attorney for Office Space Solutions, a company that was attempting to sue programmer Jason Kneen on the grounds of &ldquo;warehousing&rdquo; a domain for 16 years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/16/judge-throws-out-cybersquatting-claims-for-16-year-old-domain/"><span>http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/16/judge-throws-out-cybersquatting-claims-for-16-year-old-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">Popcorn Time Taken Down By Domain Name Seizure<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The most popular Popcorn Time fork has lost control of its domain name. Popcorntime.io was seized by the registry and the domain name is now listed as "reserved". At first sight the application itself appears not to be affected by the domain name problems.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-taken-down-by-domain-name-seizure-150716/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-taken-down-by-domain-name-seizure-150716/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UDRP Spotlight: UDRP Decisions Citing Bad Faith<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For those following the politics of both medical and fully legalized marijuana, 2013 and 2014 were years of tectonic change. On New Years Day of 2014, the U.S. state of Colorado decriminalized the sale and consumption of limited quantities of the plant; this resulted in worldwide publicity and an influx of millions of dollars to the state&rsquo;s economy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/udrp-decisions-citing-bad-faith"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/udrp-decisions-citing-bad-faith</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Read all about it: BuzzFeed wins UDRP dispute<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online social news service BuzzFeed has successfully transferred a domain name containing its trademark after it was registered in bad faith.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/read-all-about-it-buzzfeed-wins-udrp-dispute-4429"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/read-all-about-it-buzzfeed-wins-udrp-dispute-4429</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Citigroup defeats phishing website in domain dispute<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Financial services company Citigroup has successfully ordered the transfer of a domain name that linked to a web page claiming to be a BBC news article providing access to cheap iPhones.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/citigroup-defeats-phishing-website-in-domain-dispute-4426"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/citigroup-defeats-phishing-website-in-domain-dispute-4426</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">DeviceAtlas Granted Patent on Device Detection Accuracy Method<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DeviceAtlas maker Afilias Technologies today announced that it has been granted US patent number 9,043,289 B2 on a new method for deriving the most accurate device identification results from multiple data sources. Accurate device identification is critical to organizations looking to enhance web analytics, user experience, and ad targeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.afilias.info/news/2015/07/08/deviceatlas-granted-patent-device-detection-accuracy-method"><span>http://www.afilias.info/news/2015/07/08/deviceatlas-granted-patent-device-detection-accuracy-method</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">The times, they are a&rsquo;changing... by Don Hollander.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The domain name space is changing &ndash; both globally and within New Zealand &ndash; and we&rsquo;re not keeping up.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">For years the domain name space consisted of two or three character TLDs names &ndash; the name to the right of the last dot.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">This changed a little bit in 2001.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">But, in 2010 the name space started changing dramatically with the introduction of TLDs in Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese (traditional and simplified) and many more.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">And in 2013, a huge number of new names started getting introduced &ndash; both ASCII and non-ASCII.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">And the pace continues at a rate of about one new TLD every working day entering the Root.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/blog/guest-post-times-they-are-a%E2%80%99changing%E2%80%A6"><span>https://internetnz.nz/blog/guest-post-times-they-are-a&rsquo;changing&hellip;</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Can Melbourne IT do it all over again?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ability to reinvent itself is the key for any technology company to increasing profits and arguably no company is pedalling harder than Melbourne IT.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wealth/can-melbourne-it-do-it-all-over-again/story-e6frgac6-1227446153405"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wealth/can-melbourne-it-do-it-all-over-again/story-e6frgac6-1227446153405</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/nz: Larry Kestelman looks to expanded digital services for new-look NBL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The NBL is expanding its online operations ahead of next season. ... The NBL has purchased the domain names basketball.com.au and basketball.co.nz along with nbl.net.au, nbl.org.au and bball.com.au with the league working to build a new website for the basketball.com.au and a new league website. The new domain names will lead to a portal with news and features on the NBA and other world competitions alongside the league's own NBL coverage, with Kestelman believing Australian and New Zealand NBA supporters could be drawn into consuming the NBL if exposed to his league.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/sport/basketball/larry-kestelman-looks-to-expanded-digital-services-for-newlook-nbl-20150717-gif0gq.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/sport/basketball/larry-kestelman-looks-to-expanded-digital-services-for-newlook-nbl-20150717-gif0gq.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">DNA University Launches to Support Domain Name Industry by Kurt Pritz<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In pursuit of continued domain name industry success, the Domain Name Association (DNA) is delighted to announce the launch of the next industry resource -- the DNA University. The aim of the DNA University is to establish a dedicated education platform to facilitate the exchange of ideas, best-practice methodologies and continued development of the industry's combined expertise. To this end, the DNA University will offer stakeholders an opportunity to share their experiences, learn from each other and provide a forum to incubate concepts that will advance the domain name industry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150719_dna_university_launches_to_support_domain_name_industry/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150719_dna_university_launches_to_support_domain_name_industry/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Where Has the Domain Name Growth Gone? by Jay Daley<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is pretty common knowledge now that domain name growth started to drop around two years ago and is falling still. At this rate there is every chance that TLDs that have only ever seen growth will start to see a decline sometime in the next few years. What follows is a theory on where that growth has gone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150716_where_has_the_domain_name_growth_gone/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150716_where_has_the_domain_name_growth_gone/</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"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The most expensive South African domain names ever<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sex sells, and it is no different in the Internet domain name world. Here are some of the most expensive domain names ever sold in South Africa, and the world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/131986-the-most-expensive-south-african-domain-names-ever.html"><span>http://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/131986-the-most-expensive-south-african-domain-names-ever.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">Pair of 6-Figure Sales (One a New gTLD) and a Half-Dozen 3-Letter .Coms Highlight This Week's Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Just about everyone can find something to be happy about in this week's domain sales report. As always, the .coms had a lot to celebrate including the week's biggest sale, as well as a half-dozen more charted sales in the red hot 3-letter .com category and a sweep of 17 of 20 positions on our latest all extension Top 20 Chart.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150715.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150715.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">REPORTS &amp; RESEARCH PAPERS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This book provides an integrated analysis of trends, indicators and policy developments in the expanding digital economy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/science-and-technology/oecd-digital-economy-outlook-2015_9789264232440-en#page1"><span>http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/science-and-technology/oecd-digital-economy-outlook-2015_9789264232440-en#page1</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 Mobile Internet: Open. Affordable. Content That Matters.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While there's no question that the mobile Internet is changing everything, there are still big reasons why people aren't logging on. The 2015 Global Internet Report presents data that shows it's not always a question of if it's available, but rather how cost and a lack of useful content are core to why people are not opting in.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/globalinternetreport/"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/globalinternetreport/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Countries should address disruptive effects of the digital economy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Countries are making increased efforts to develop their digital economies in a way that will maximise social and economic benefits, but now need to address the risk of disruption in areas like privacy and jobs, according to a new OECD report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.oecd.org/internet/countries-should-address-disruptive-effects-of-the-digital-economy.htm"><span>http://www.oecd.org/internet/countries-should-address-disruptive-effects-of-the-digital-economy.htm</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">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft releases tool to spot abuse images<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft has released a free tool that lets website owners spot when images of child abuse are being shared by users. It said it had made the PhotoDNA tool available to tackle the 720,000 abuse images uploaded to the net every day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33567981"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33567981</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Reddit will 'hide' vile content in policy change<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It will be more difficult to find "abhorrent" content posted to community news site Reddit, the site has announced.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33561739"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33561739</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Reddit's 'decency' reckoning has begun. Why are trolls and racists still winning?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Reddit finally began contending with the hate-filled parts of its popular internet free-for-all on Thursday, as new leadership vowed to crack down on the site&rsquo;s baroque selection of pornography and to isolate other &ldquo;content that violates a common sense of decency&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/16/reddit-decency-reckoning-ellen-pao-trolls"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/16/reddit-decency-reckoning-ellen-pao-trolls</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Reddit Changes Content Rules as Steve Huffman Takes Charge<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The return of a founder to a company is a well-worn story line in Silicon Valley. In Apple&rsquo;s darkest hour, Steve Jobs came back, eventually turning the computer maker into the world&rsquo;s most valuable corporation. In April, Mark Pincus stepped back into the chief executive role at Zynga. And Jack Dorsey, a co-founder of Twitter, has twice returned to help right the social media company&rsquo;s ship.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/17/technology/reddit-steve-huffman.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/17/technology/reddit-steve-huffman.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">MOBILE/WIRELESS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet revolution is mobile<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For many Asia Pacific Internet users, the mobile Internet is their only, or primary, means of accessing the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/07/15/internet-revolution-is-mobile/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/07/15/internet-revolution-is-mobile/</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">SPAM<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Spam email levels at 12-year low<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">People are being sent fewer spam emails than at any time in the past 12 years, according to security firm Symantec.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33564016"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33564016</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Spam rate falls below 50 per cent for first time in a decade [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Spam fell to less than 50 per cent of all email in June, the lowest in a decade, Symantec said in its latest Intelligence Report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/579923/spam-rate-falls-below-50-percent-first-time-decade/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/579923/spam-rate-falls-below-50-percent-first-time-decade/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579923/spam-rate-falls-below-50-percent-first-time-decade/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579923/spam-rate-falls-below-50-percent-first-time-decade/</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; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New edition of ITU&rsquo;s flagship global ICT regulatory report: Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2015 tracks increasingly complex ICT ecosystem of traditional and new-generation players</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The latest edition of ITU&rsquo;s comprehensive report on global ICT regulatory developments, Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2015, reveals a fast-evolving ICT landscape, as devices and services proliferate, broadband connectivity becomes increasingly pervasive, and the hyper-connected world of the &lsquo;Internet of Everything&rsquo; starts to become a reality.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/31.aspx"><span>http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/31.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"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 | 16 Jul 07:43 2015

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Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services to Replace WHOIS Preliminary Issue Report

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-prelim-issue-2015-07-13-en>

 

Domain Privacy at Risk at the OECD in a Devious Move to Bypass ICANN

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/domain-privacy-risk-oecd-devious-move-bypass-icann>

 

Unredacted: ICANN's hidden role in fierce battle over .Africa rights

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/15/icann_dot_africa_review/>

 

Top 5 Reasons Word Press Will Drive Microsites in the New Dot Brands by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2417499/top-5-reasons-word-press-will-drive-microsites-in-the-new-dot-brands>

 

DotConnectAfrica still barking mad after IRP win

<http://domainincite.com/18957-dotconnectafrica-still-barking-mad-after-irp-win>

 

More New gTLD Brands Operational With More Domains: CSC

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/more-new-gtld-brands-operational-with-more-domains-csc/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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ICANN 53 - Guaranteeing Accountability in Internet Governance by J. Scott Evans

I recently attended ICANN's 53rd meeting in Buenos Aires to further discuss the IANA transition process. During the meeting, public and private Internet stakeholders made important strides on a transition timeline, accountability planning and future management of the Internet that supports global creativity and innovation.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150714_icann_53_guaranteeing_accountability_in_internet_governance/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services to Replace WHOIS Preliminary Issue Report

Purpose (Brief): This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain community input on the new Preliminary Issue Report concerning Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services (RDS) to Replace WHOIS.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-prelim-issue-2015-07-13-en>

 

Enhancing Predictability and Transparency: Policy Implementation Webpage and Calendar Now Live by Cyrus Namazi

The policies that apply to gTLDs are developed through the GNSO policy development process, which often represents several months of work, consideration, and discussion in the stakeholder community. When a new policy completes that process and is approved by the ICANN Board of Directors, the ICANN staff then puts those policy recommendations into practice – what is referred to as "policy implementation."

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-policy-implementation-calendar-announcement>

 

What is Two-Factor Authentication? by Dave Piscitello | VP Of Security And ICT Coordinator

In this installment of Raising Security Awareness, One Security Term at a Time, I'll explain two-factor authentication; how this improves the security of your online accounts or logins, and where you'll find two-factor authentication in use today.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-is-two-factor-authentication>

 

EXTENDED: Draft Report: Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization

The Public Comment period for the Draft Report: Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization has been extended. In view of the current community workload and the impact the recommendations will have on the workload of the community and staff, the comment period has been extended to 24 July 2015 23:59 UTC.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-15-en>

 

Want to Learn More About ICANN's Financials? by Xavier Calvez

July for ICANN represents the start of a new fiscal year. During the public Board meeting in Buenos Aires, the Board approved ICANN's FY16 Operating Plan and Budget, which many of you participated in creating. For those less familiar with the plan, I encourage you to review it as it contains detailed information including a list of projects with resources allocated for FY16 (1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016).

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/want-to-learn-more-about-icann-s-financials>

 

Letter from Jonathan Robinson, Chair | GNSO Council, to Steve Crocker and Members of the ICANN Board

New ICANN Meeting Strategy

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-crocker-icann-board-14jul15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Lucky Masilela, ZA Central Registry (NPC) | CEO, to Steve Crocker

ZACR Response on the Independent Review Process (IRP) Final Declaration

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/masilela-to-crocker-15jul15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Dr. Elham M.A. Ibrahim, African Union | Commissioner Infrastructure and Energy, to Steve Crocker

Independent Review Panel (IRP) Recommendation on the matter between DCA and ICANN related to Dot Africa gTLD

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ibrahim-to-crocker-14jul15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Jonathan Robinson, Chair | GNSO Council, to Steve Crocker and Members of the ICANN Board

New ICANN Meeting Strategy

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-crocker-icann-board-14jul15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Akram Atallah to Neil Dundas | COO

Final Declaration in the DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) Independent Review Proceeding (IRP)

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-dundas-13jul15-en.pdf>

 

Preserve Anonymity, Stand Up For Domain Privacy

Online privacy is being threatened. Corporate interests are pushing for policies to unmask anonymous owners of websites, creating a huge safety risk for political dissidents and marginalized groups.

<https://act.eff.org/action/preserve-anonymity-stand-up-for-domain-privacy>

 

Domain Privacy at Risk at the OECD in a Devious Move to Bypass ICANN

The powerful interests who shape the development of rules for the Internet have far more resources at their disposal than those who fight for users' rights and freedoms online. As such, they are exceptionally well organized, and you can guarantee for every one of their initiatives that reaches the public spotlight, they have several parallel backup plans that may slip past the radar.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/domain-privacy-risk-oecd-devious-move-bypass-icann>

 

Unredacted: ICANN's hidden role in fierce battle over .Africa rights

Domain-name overseer ICANN's pivotal role in a controversial fight over .africa is today revealed in full for the first time. An independent review into the .africa saga, which was two years in the making, concluded that ICANN had broken its own bylaws: the organization had failed to properly investigate claims made by one of the two applicants battling for the rights to own the TLD.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/15/icann_dot_africa_review/>

 

Proxy Battle Pits Registrars Against Law Enforcers

A broad coalition of Internet users, domain name registrars and privacy advocates overwhelmingly support maintaining universal access to proxy domain name registration, while some business interests champion a bid to eliminate anonymity from commercial transacting websites, according to comments filed with ICANN in a comment period ending July 7.

<http://www.bna.com/proxy-battle-pits-n17179933560/>

 

Jonathan Robinson Reviews GNSO Council Achievements at ICANN53

Jonathan Robinson explains the achievements of the GNSO Council in Buenos Aires. The Council’s public meeting during ICANN53 saw five motions passed, among which was the approval of the Final Proposal by the Cross Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal on Naming Related Functions.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02kzQqHOmfA>

 

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.հայ Approved as Unique Domain Suffix for Armenia

ICANN has approved a new Internet domain representing Armenia—.հայ (transliterated as “hye” in Latin script). The new .hye domain has been delegated to the Internet Society of Armenia, which requested the unique country code in 2014.

<http://asbarez.com/137706/հայ-approved-as-unique-domain-suffix-for-armenia/>

 

Rightside Announces the Availability of .NEWS Web Addresses

Rightside ... announced the availability of its latest customizable and platform-agnostic domain name Web addresses -- .NEWS.

<http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=922258>

 

A Big .News Day

Rightside launches its .News domain name today, and the company is hoping it becomes one of the highlights of its new TLD portfolio.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/15/a-big-news-day/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Top 5 Reasons Word Press Will Drive Microsites in the New Dot Brands by Jennifer Wolfe

Word Press boasts that it now powers more than 23 percent of the web. Will the new Dot Brand space give it a bigger boost? WordPress has gained traction as a development tool not just for bloggers, but big media and technology companies alike - why? Because companies need a faster and more nimble way to respond in the rapidly changing digital world.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2417499/top-5-reasons-word-press-will-drive-microsites-in-the-new-dot-brands>

 

DotConnectAfrica still barking mad after IRP win

DotConnectAfrica thinks it is going to get the .africa gTLD, following its successful Independent Review Process case against ICANN.

<http://domainincite.com/18957-dotconnectafrica-still-barking-mad-after-irp-win>

 

DotConnectAfrica Trust Wins Resounding Victory against ICANN in IRP Accountability [news release]

In a landmark decision, an Independent Review Process (IRP), at the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) has ruled that ICANN has violated its Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, following an expert determination of an IRP suit that was filed by DotConnectAfrica Trust in October 2013 to challenge an ICANN Board decision at the American Arbitration Association (AAA), New York, USA.

<http://www.prlog.org/12474214-breaking-news-dotconnectafrica-trust-wins-resounding-victory-against-icann-in-irp-accountability.html>

 

More New gTLD Brands Operational With More Domains: CSC

Registrations of domain names in brand gTLDs have increased 55 percent to 2,050 in the seven weeks to the end of June, according to the latest CSC Global New gTLD Utilisation Report.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/more-new-gtld-brands-operational-with-more-domains-csc/>

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24012>

 

How are New gTLDs being used? The CSC New gTLD Utilization Report

Published every two months, the CSC New gTLD Utilization Report is designed to update digital marketers and their peers in legal and IT about how New gTLDs are being adopted. We examine how dot brand domains are being used and how effectively the top new generic TLDs are penetrating the Alexa top one million websites (a potential indicator for TLD utilization).

<https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC gTLD Report_July15 EN.pdf>

 

Registrations Alone Not A Determinant of the Success of New gTLDs

The new gTLD programme that commenced its first registrations in General Availability in February 2014 has now soared past the six and a half million registrations mark with the gTLD with the most registrations, .xyz, having now passed the one million registrations mark.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/registrations-not-determinant-success-new-gtlds/>

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24013>

 

New TLDs are a positive program dedicated to advancing the internet

Earlier today, we learned about a fictitious website--www.bloomberg.market--and we shut it down per our standard operating procedures.

<http://rightside.co/news/blog/news-from-rightside/news/new-tlds-are-a-positive-program-dedicated-to-advancing-the-internet/>

 

PinkNews launches world’s first .News domain

PinkNews is today launching one of the world’s first .News web domains, Pink.News.

<http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/07/15/pinknews-launches-worlds-first-news-domain/>

 

Time for .bloomberg after Twitter hoax?

Could the fake Bloomberg story about Twitter being acquired act as an impetus for the company to activate its mostly dormant dot-brand gTLD?

<http://domainincite.com/18967-time-for-bloomberg-after-twitter-hoax>

 

Lululemon obtains suspension of '.sale' domain name under URS [subscription]

In a recent domain name dispute brought under the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) before the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), a panel has ordered the suspension of a domain name under the ‘.sale’ new gTLD. The decision highlights how the URS offers quick relief for trademark holders seeking to tackle infringing domain names.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=02ff95e4-7159-495c-a0be-94a14ec9d9ea>

 

New gTLDs Are Great for Pump-and-Dumps, Phishes and More... by Mark Jeftovic

Yesterday, egregious financial truth-tellers (a client of ours at easyDNS) ZeroHedge broke the news that parties unknown, engineered what looks to be a textbook "pump-and-dump" on Twitter's stock by putting up a fake "Bloomberg Financial News" site on the domain bloomberg.market and proceeded to run a story on it about Twitter being acquired. The story spread and shares of Twitter stock promptly spiked on volume, Twitter finishing the day on nearly double the average daily volume.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150715_new_gtlds_are_great_for_pump_and_dumps_phishes_and_more/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Understanding the Threat Landscape: Basic Methodologies for Tracking Attack Campaigns

The indicators of compromise (IOCs) outlined in my last blog post can be used as a baseline for developing intrusion sets and tracking attack campaigns and threat actors. When launching an attack, threat actors use a variety of vectors and infrastructure, which Verisign iDefense analysts - as well as analysts across the cybersecurity community - correlate to group attacks, tracking actors and determining attack methods. Tracking and analyzing how an adversary targets your organization, and developing insight into their tactics, capabilities and intent, contribute to an organization’s effective risk mitigation strategy. Campaign analysis allows an organization to focus its monitoring, incident response procedures, training efforts and internal security controls more effectively on those assets and personnel that a threat actor will likely target for compromise.

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

 

Increasing DNSSEC Adoption - What if We Put DNSSEC Provision in the Hands of Registries? by Jacques Latour

There has been a lot of criticism about the worthiness of DNSSEC. Low adoption rates and resistance and reluctance by Registrars to take on the perceived burden of signing domains and passing-on cryptographic material are at the crux of the criticism. I'm a believer in DNSSEC as a unique and worthwhile security protocol and as a new platform for innovation. It's the reason I've long advocated for and continue to work toward a new model of DNSSEC provisioning.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150715_dnssec_adoption_puting_dnssec_provision_in_hands_of_registries/>

 

Facebook calls for end to Flash as Firefox blocks it over hacking holes

The mob is turning against Flash. Mozilla has blocked every version of Adobe’s Flash plugin from running within its Firefox browser, while Facebook’s head of security has called for Adobe to kill it off.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/14/facebook-end-adobe-flash-firefox-blocks-hacking>

 

Mozilla Disables Flash in Firefox

As the zero days in Adobe Flash continue to pile up, Mozilla has taken the unusual step of disabling by default all versions of Flash in Firefox.

<https://threatpost.com/mozilla-disables-flash-in-firefox/113763>

 

Cybercrime Kingpin Pleads Guilty

An Estonian man who ran an organized cybercrime ring that infected more than four million PCs in over 100 countries with moneymaking malware has pleaded guilty in New York to wire fraud and computer intrusion charges.

<http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/cybercrime-kingpin-pleads-guilty/>

 

Calling all Kiwi businesses, are you reporting weekly cyber breaches?

One in eight IT managers across New Zealand and Australia believe security breach attempts occur in their organisation every 60 seconds.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/579772/calling-all-kiwi-businesses-reporting-weekly-cyber-breaches/>

 

NZ's second annual Cyber Security Challenge targets students

The University of Waikato is organising the second New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge, which will be a two day event taking place in September.

<http://educators.co.nz/story/nzs-second-annual-cyber-security-challenge-targets-students/>

 

Global cyberspace is safer than you think

Another day, another hack. It seems like every time we read the news, we hear of another mega breach compromising the records of millions of people. In 2013, Target was hacked, resulting in the theft of private information on 110 million shoppers. In early 2014, it was eBay that was targeted, leading to the compromise of all 145 million active account holders. In 2015, it was the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, with initial estimates placing the number of compromised records at more than four million and later estimates indicating that upwards of 18 to 21.5 million current and former federal government employees could have been affected. The list is seemingly endless.

<http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/global-cyberspace-is-safer-than-you-think/article25413344/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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China Domain Name Scams Rising

Every so often there seems to be an uptick in what I call the China domain name scam. Now is one of those times. Our China lawyers frequently get emails from U.S. companies asking us what they should do about an email that they just received (usually in badly written English) telling them that they must register their domain name in China fast or lose it forever.

<http://www.chinalawblog.com/2015/07/china-domain-name-scams-rising.html>

 

Pirate Bay ‘Hydra’ Loses Another Domain Name

The Pirate Bay has lost another domain name this morning. ThePirateBay.am, which has been one of the default Pirate Bay domains for two months, was put on hold by the Armenian registry. The domain name "hydra" still remains strong though, as there are still plenty of alternatives available.

<https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-hydra-loses-another-domain-name-150715/>

 

nz: South Island fishing shops in spat over the word 'flyshop'

The owner of a Canterbury flyfishing shop and website is defending his registration of the word "flyshop"after the owner of a Southland fishing shop said it was too similar to his name and wanted it changed. ... On The New Zealand Fly Fishing Forum this week, Gerard clarified his position. Gerard had registered flyshop.co.nz as his domain name in April 2003 and began trading in 2004. The stusflyshop domain name, which belongs to Tripney, was registered in 2006.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/70104872/South-Island-fishing-shops-in-spat-over-the-word-flyshop>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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IPv4 Exhaustion, 5 Implications for Africa Running out Last by Mukom Akong Tamon

I spend most of my time teaching engineers in different countries how to plan and deploy IPv6 networks. Over the last two years, I have been speaking more and more to non-engineers. These are either technology executives who sense that they need to do something about this "IPv6" thing, or government IT leaders who want to understand what the problem is and more importantly, what they could do. The most impactful part of these these exchanges is when I get these managers to understand the implications of IPv4 address exhaustion to their organisations.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150713_ipv4_exhaustion_5_implications_for_africa_running_out_last/>

 

Changes to the Way We Measure IPv6

For some years at APNIC Labs we have been conducting measurement experiments concerning the extent of use of IPv6 using a technique of embedding the measurements within the advertisement using Adobe Flash. The use of Adobe Flash as a scripting tool for the measurement system behind the online advertisement delivery system has always been somewhat of a compromise, in that we’ve been aware that not all systems support Flash, but at the time HTML5 was still in its early days. In the middle of June we added a second advertising stream using HTML5 as the scripting language for the Ad to augment the existing Flash stream, and in this article we’ll look at the changes this has meant to the data concerning the level of deployment of IPv6 as a result.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-07/h5v6.html>

 

Revisiting Apple and IPv6

A few weeks ago I wrote about Apple's IPv6 announcements at the Apple Developers Conference. While I thought that in IPv6 terms Apple gets it, the story was not complete and there were a number of aspects of Apple's systems that were not quite there with IPv6. So I gave them a 7/10 for their IPv6 efforts. Time to reassess that score in the light of a few recent posts from Apple.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-07/applev6.html>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Former GoDaddy employees say they’re owed overtime

Three former* GoDaddy employees have sued the company, saying they should be paid overtime for work in excess of 40 hours per week.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/13/godaddy-overtime/>

 

We’re Going to See a Lot More Hoaxes Like the Bogus “Twitter Sale” Story. Prepare Yourself.

Most Internet hoaxes have little or no significant impact, but once in a while we see the potential for more serious trouble. That was the case Tuesday, when someone posted a fraudulent “news story” about a likely sale of Twitter, leading to a brief upward bump in the company's share price and a blizzard of online tut-tutting about the hoax.

<http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/07/15/hoax_bloomberg_story_incorrectly_said_twitter_was_up_for_sale.html>

 

Twitter shares soar after buyout story appears on bogus Bloomberg site

Twitter's shares jumped four per cent this morning after a fake news story claimed the biz had received a $31bn buyout offer. The reason for the jump was that it appeared to come from respected newswire Bloomberg – but the piece was instead hosted at bloomberg.market, and not on the news organization's Bloomberg.com.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/14/twitter_shares_jump_on_fake_buyout_story/>

 

LogicBoxes Introduces DomainBridge

The industry-first tool for Domain Management allows Domain Registrars, Domain Resellers & Hosting companies to manage domain name portfolios across different Registrar platforms, from one consolidated LogicBoxes interface.

<https://www.logicboxes.com/press-releases/logicboxes-introduces-domainbridge/>

 

Mike Mann – DNW Podcast #41

My guest today is Mike Mann. Mike Mann founded BuyDomains, built it up to 500,000 domain names, and then sold it to investors. Now he’s at it again with DomainMarket.com. Mike explains how he used technology to find the best domain names and beat competitors in expired domain name auctions. In addition to using “robots” to win auctions, he has also been called the “human robot”.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/13/mike-mann-dnw-podcast-41/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Web Hosts GoDaddy and Papaki Promise No Interruptions for Greek Customers

Facing growing pressure from financiers, Greece is being constricted by government-imposed bank holiday and capital controls that prevent Greeks from accessing many necessary goods and services, including foreign cloud services.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/web-hosts-godaddy-and-papaki-promise-no-interruptions-for-greek-customers>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Londoners Get A Chance To Own Prime Online Dot London Property

Fifty of London’s most-wanted premium internet domain names are to be auctioned off to give Londoners a unique chance to own sought after premium domains and raise up to £50,000 for charities across the capital.

<http://domains.london/2015/07/londoners-get-a-chance-to-own-prime-online-dot-london-property/>

 

‘Dot London’ domain name auction will boost charity

Fifty of the most prized “dot London” website domain names are being auctioned from today to raise tens of thousands of pounds for the Standard’s charitable Dispossessed Fund.

<http://www.standard.co.uk/news/techandgadgets/dot-london-domain-name-auction-will-boost-charity-10385792.html>

 

Dot London auctioning 50 registry-owned premium names

Dot London is to auction off 50 premium .london domains over the next two weeks.

<http://domainincite.com/18963-dot-london-auctioning-50-registry-owned-premium-names>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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au: ISPs need more time for data retention compliance: Comms Alliance

Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton has called on the federal government to extend the deadline for ISPs to develop data retention implementation plans.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579714/isps-need-more-time-data-retention-compliance-comms-alliance/>

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

email: david-fFZw+eeu8ZeEIh0G+OVocUEOCMrvLtNR@public.gmane.org

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services to Replace WHOIS Preliminary Issue Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-prelim-issue-2015-07-13-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-prelim-issue-2015-07-13-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">Domain Privacy at Risk at the OECD in a Devious Move to Bypass ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/domain-privacy-risk-oecd-devious-move-bypass-icann"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/domain-privacy-risk-oecd-devious-move-bypass-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">Unredacted: ICANN's hidden role in fierce battle over .Africa rights<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/15/icann_dot_africa_review/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/15/icann_dot_africa_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">Top 5 Reasons Word Press Will Drive Microsites in the New Dot Brands by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2417499/top-5-reasons-word-press-will-drive-microsites-in-the-new-dot-brands"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2417499/top-5-reasons-word-press-will-drive-microsites-in-the-new-dot-brands</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DotConnectAfrica still barking mad after IRP win<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18957-dotconnectafrica-still-barking-mad-after-irp-win"><span>http://domainincite.com/18957-dotconnectafrica-still-barking-mad-after-irp-win</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More New gTLD Brands Operational With More Domains: CSC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/more-new-gtld-brands-operational-with-more-domains-csc/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/more-new-gtld-brands-operational-with-more-domains-csc/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN 53 - Guaranteeing Accountability in Internet Governance by J. Scott Evans</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I recently attended ICANN's 53rd meeting in Buenos Aires to further discuss the IANA transition process. During the meeting, public and private Internet stakeholders made important strides on a transition timeline, accountability planning and future management of the Internet that supports global creativity and innovation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150714_icann_53_guaranteeing_accountability_in_internet_governance/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150714_icann_53_guaranteeing_accountability_in_internet_governance/</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">Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services to Replace WHOIS Preliminary Issue Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain community input on the new Preliminary Issue Report concerning Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services (RDS) to Replace WHOIS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-prelim-issue-2015-07-13-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-prelim-issue-2015-07-13-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">Enhancing Predictability and Transparency: Policy Implementation Webpage and Calendar Now Live by Cyrus Namazi</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The policies that apply to gTLDs are developed through the GNSO policy development process, which often represents several months of work, consideration, and discussion in the stakeholder community. When a new policy completes that process and is approved by the ICANN Board of Directors, the ICANN staff then puts those policy recommendations into practice &ndash; what is referred to as "policy implementation."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-policy-implementation-calendar-announcement"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-policy-implementation-calendar-announcement</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What is Two-Factor Authentication? by Dave Piscitello | VP Of Security And ICT Coordinator<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In this installment of Raising Security Awareness, One Security Term at a Time, I'll explain two-factor authentication; how this improves the security of your online accounts or logins, and where you'll find two-factor authentication in use today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-is-two-factor-authentication"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-is-two-factor-authentication</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EXTENDED: Draft Report: Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Public Comment period for the Draft Report: Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization has been extended. In view of the current community workload and the impact the recommendations will have on the workload of the community and staff, the comment period has been extended to 24 July 2015 23:59 UTC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-15-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-15-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Want to Learn More About ICANN's Financials? by Xavier Calvez<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">July for ICANN represents the start of a new fiscal year. During the public Board meeting in Buenos Aires, the Board approved ICANN's FY16 Operating Plan and Budget, which many of you participated in creating. For those less familiar with the plan, I encourage you to review it as it contains detailed information including a list of projects with resources allocated for FY16 (1 July 2015 &ndash; 30 June 2016).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/want-to-learn-more-about-icann-s-financials"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/want-to-learn-more-about-icann-s-financials</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Jonathan Robinson, Chair | GNSO Council, to Steve Crocker and Members of the ICANN Board<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New ICANN Meeting Strategy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-crocker-icann-board-14jul15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-crocker-icann-board-14jul15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Lucky Masilela, ZA Central Registry (NPC) | CEO, to Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ZACR Response on the Independent Review Process (IRP) Final Declaration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/masilela-to-crocker-15jul15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/masilela-to-crocker-15jul15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Dr. Elham M.A. Ibrahim, African Union | Commissioner Infrastructure and Energy, to Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Independent Review Panel (IRP) Recommendation on the matter between DCA and ICANN related to Dot Africa gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ibrahim-to-crocker-14jul15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ibrahim-to-crocker-14jul15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Jonathan Robinson, Chair | GNSO Council, to Steve Crocker and Members of the ICANN Board</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New ICANN Meeting Strategy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-crocker-icann-board-14jul15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-crocker-icann-board-14jul15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Akram Atallah to Neil Dundas | COO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Final Declaration in the DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) Independent Review Proceeding (IRP)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-dundas-13jul15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-dundas-13jul15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Preserve Anonymity, Stand Up For Domain Privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online privacy is being threatened. Corporate interests are pushing for policies to unmask anonymous owners of websites, creating a huge safety risk for political dissidents and marginalized groups.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://act.eff.org/action/preserve-anonymity-stand-up-for-domain-privacy"><span>https://act.eff.org/action/preserve-anonymity-stand-up-for-domain-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">Domain Privacy at Risk at the OECD in a Devious Move to Bypass ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The powerful interests who shape the development of rules for the Internet have far more resources at their disposal than those who fight for users' rights and freedoms online. As such, they are exceptionally well organized, and you can guarantee for every one of their initiatives that reaches the public spotlight, they have several parallel backup plans that may slip past the radar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/domain-privacy-risk-oecd-devious-move-bypass-icann"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/domain-privacy-risk-oecd-devious-move-bypass-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">Unredacted: ICANN's hidden role in fierce battle over .Africa rights<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain-name overseer ICANN's pivotal role in a controversial fight over .africa is today revealed in full for the first time.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">An independent review into the .africa saga, which was two years in the making, concluded that ICANN had broken its own bylaws: the organization had failed to properly investigate claims made by one of the two applicants battling for the rights to own the </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/15/icann_dot_africa_review/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/15/icann_dot_africa_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">Proxy Battle Pits Registrars Against Law Enforcers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A broad coalition of Internet users, domain name registrars and privacy advocates overwhelmingly support maintaining universal access to proxy domain name registration, while some business interests champion a bid to eliminate anonymity from commercial transacting websites, according to comments filed with ICANN in a comment period ending July 7.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/proxy-battle-pits-n17179933560/"><span>http://www.bna.com/proxy-battle-pits-n17179933560/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Jonathan Robinson Reviews GNSO Council Achievements at ICANN53<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Jonathan Robinson explains the achievements of the GNSO Council in Buenos Aires. The Council&rsquo;s public meeting during ICANN53 saw five motions passed, among which was the approval of the Final Proposal by the Cross Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal on Naming Related Functions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02kzQqHOmfA"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02kzQqHOmfA</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">.</span><span lang="HY">&#1392;&#1377;&#1397;</span><span lang="EN-US"> Approved as Unique Domain Suffix for Armenia<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">ICANN has approved a new Internet domain representing Armenia&mdash;.</span><span lang="HY">&#1392;&#1377;&#1397;</span><span lang="EN-US"> (transliterated as &ldquo;hye&rdquo; in Latin script). The new .hye domain has been delegated to the Internet Society of Armenia, which requested the unique country code in 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="http://asbarez.com/137706/%D5%B0%D5%A1%D5%B5-approved-as-unique-domain-suffix-for-armenia/"><span>http://asbarez.com/137706/</span><span lang="HY">&#1392;&#1377;&#1397;</span><span>-approved-as-unique-domain-suffix-for-armenia/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside Announces the Availability of .NEWS Web Addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside ... announced the availability of its latest customizable and platform-agnostic domain name Web addresses -- .NEWS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=922258"><span>http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=922258</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 Big .News Day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside launches its .News domain name today, and the company is hoping it becomes one of the highlights of its new </span><span>TLD po</span><span lang="EN">rtfolio.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/15/a-big-news-day/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/15/a-big-news-day/</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">Top 5 Reasons Word Press Will Drive Microsites in the New Dot Brands by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Word Press boasts that it now powers more than 23 percent of the web. Will the new Dot Brand space give it a bigger boost? WordPress has gained traction as a development tool not just for bloggers, but big media and technology companies alike - why? Because companies need a faster and more nimble way to respond in the rapidly changing digital world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2417499/top-5-reasons-word-press-will-drive-microsites-in-the-new-dot-brands"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2417499/top-5-reasons-word-press-will-drive-microsites-in-the-new-dot-brands</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DotConnectAfrica still barking mad after IRP win<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DotConnectAfrica thinks it is going to get the .africa gTLD, following its successful Independent Review Process case against ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18957-dotconnectafrica-still-barking-mad-after-irp-win"><span>http://domainincite.com/18957-dotconnectafrica-still-barking-mad-after-irp-win</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DotConnectAfrica Trust Wins Resounding Victory against ICANN in IRP Accountability [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a landmark decision, an Independent Review Process (IRP), at the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) has ruled that ICANN has violated its Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, following an expert determination of an IRP suit that was filed by DotConnectAfrica Trust in October 2013 to challenge an ICANN Board decision at the American Arbitration Association (AAA), New York, USA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.prlog.org/12474214-breaking-news-dotconnectafrica-trust-wins-resounding-victory-against-icann-in-irp-accountability.html"><span>http://www.prlog.org/12474214-breaking-news-dotconnectafrica-trust-wins-resounding-victory-against-icann-in-irp-accountability.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More New gTLD Brands Operational With More Domains: CSC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registrations of domain names in brand gTLDs have increased 55 percent to 2,050 in the seven weeks to the end of June, according to the latest CSC Global New gTLD Utilisation Report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/more-new-gtld-brands-operational-with-more-domains-csc/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/more-new-gtld-brands-operational-with-more-domains-csc/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24012"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24012</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 are New gTLDs being used? The CSC New gTLD Utilization Report</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Published every two months, the CSC New gTLD Utilization Report is designed to update digital marketers and their peers in legal and IT about how New gTLDs are being adopted. We examine how dot brand domains are being used and how effectively the top new generic TLDs are penetrating the Alexa top one million websites (a potential indicator for TLD utilization).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC%20gTLD%20Report_July15%20EN.pdf"><span>https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC gTLD Report_July15 EN.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registrations Alone Not A Determinant of the Success of New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new gTLD programme that commenced its first registrations in General Availability in February 2014 has now soared past the six and a half million registrations mark with the gTLD with the most registrations, .xyz, having now passed the one million registrations mark.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/registrations-not-determinant-success-new-gtlds/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/registrations-not-determinant-success-new-gtlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24013"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24013</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New TLDs are a positive program dedicated to advancing the internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier today, we learned about a fictitious website--www.bloomberg.market--and we shut it down per our standard operating procedures.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://rightside.co/news/blog/news-from-rightside/news/new-tlds-are-a-positive-program-dedicated-to-advancing-the-internet/"><span>http://rightside.co/news/blog/news-from-rightside/news/new-tlds-are-a-positive-program-dedicated-to-advancing-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">PinkNews launches world&rsquo;s first .News domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PinkNews is today launching one of the world&rsquo;s first .News web domains, Pink.News.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/07/15/pinknews-launches-worlds-first-news-domain/"><span>http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/07/15/pinknews-launches-worlds-first-news-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">Time for .bloomberg after Twitter hoax?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Could the fake Bloomberg story about Twitter being acquired act as an impetus for the company to activate its mostly dormant dot-brand gTLD?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18967-time-for-bloomberg-after-twitter-hoax"><span>http://domainincite.com/18967-time-for-bloomberg-after-twitter-hoax</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lululemon obtains suspension of '.sale' domain name under URS [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a recent domain name dispute brought under the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) before the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), a panel has ordered the suspension of a domain name under the &lsquo;.sale&rsquo; new gTLD. The decision highlights how the URS offers quick relief for trademark holders seeking to tackle infringing domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=02ff95e4-7159-495c-a0be-94a14ec9d9ea"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=02ff95e4-7159-495c-a0be-94a14ec9d9ea</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 Are Great for Pump-and-Dumps, Phishes and More... by Mark Jeftovic<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Yesterday, egregious financial truth-tellers (a client of ours at easyDNS) ZeroHedge broke the news that parties unknown, engineered what looks to be a textbook "pump-and-dump" on Twitter's stock by putting up a fake "Bloomberg Financial News" site on the domain bloomberg.market and proceeded to run a story on it about Twitter being acquired. The story spread and shares of Twitter stock promptly spiked on volume, Twitter finishing the day on nearly double the average daily volume.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150715_new_gtlds_are_great_for_pump_and_dumps_phishes_and_more/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150715_new_gtlds_are_great_for_pump_and_dumps_phishes_and_more/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">Understanding the Threat Landscape: Basic Methodologies for Tracking Attack Campaigns<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The indicators of compromise (IOCs) outlined in my last blog post can be used as a baseline for developing intrusion sets and tracking attack campaigns and threat actors. When launching an attack, threat actors use a variety of vectors and infrastructure, which Verisign iDefense analysts - as well as analysts across the cybersecurity community - correlate to group attacks, tracking actors and determining attack methods. Tracking and analyzing how an adversary targets your organization, and developing insight into their tactics, capabilities and intent, contribute to an organization&rsquo;s effective risk mitigation strategy. Campaign analysis allows an organization to focus its monitoring, incident response procedures, training efforts and internal security controls more effectively on those assets and personnel that a threat actor will likely target for compromise.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/understanding_the_threat_landscape_basic"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/understanding_the_threat_landscape_basic</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Increasing DNSSEC Adoption - What if We Put DNSSEC Provision in the Hands of Registries? by Jacques Latour<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There has been a lot of criticism about the worthiness of DNSSEC. Low adoption rates and resistance and reluctance by Registrars to take on the perceived burden of signing domains and passing-on cryptographic material are at the crux of the criticism. I'm a believer in DNSSEC as a unique and worthwhile security protocol and as a new platform for innovation. It's the reason I've long advocated for and continue to work toward a new model of DNSSEC provisioning.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150715_dnssec_adoption_puting_dnssec_provision_in_hands_of_registries/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150715_dnssec_adoption_puting_dnssec_provision_in_hands_of_registries/</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 calls for end to Flash as Firefox blocks it over hacking holes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The mob is turning against Flash. Mozilla has blocked every version of Adobe&rsquo;s Flash plugin from running within its Firefox browser, while Facebook&rsquo;s head of security has called for Adobe to kill it off.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/14/facebook-end-adobe-flash-firefox-blocks-hacking"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/14/facebook-end-adobe-flash-firefox-blocks-hacking</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mozilla Disables Flash in Firefox<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the zero days in Adobe Flash continue to pile up, Mozilla has taken the unusual step of disabling by default all versions of Flash in Firefox.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/mozilla-disables-flash-in-firefox/113763"><span>https://threatpost.com/mozilla-disables-flash-in-firefox/113763</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cybercrime Kingpin Pleads Guilty<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Estonian man who ran an organized cybercrime ring that infected more than four million PCs in over 100 countries with moneymaking malware has pleaded guilty in New York to wire fraud and computer intrusion charges.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/cybercrime-kingpin-pleads-guilty/"><span>http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/cybercrime-kingpin-pleads-guilty/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Calling all Kiwi businesses, are you reporting weekly cyber breaches?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One in eight IT managers across New Zealand and Australia believe security breach attempts occur in their organisation every 60 seconds.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/579772/calling-all-kiwi-businesses-reporting-weekly-cyber-breaches/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/579772/calling-all-kiwi-businesses-reporting-weekly-cyber-breaches/</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's second annual Cyber Security Challenge targets students<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The University of Waikato is organising the second New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge, which will be a two day event taking place in September.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://educators.co.nz/story/nzs-second-annual-cyber-security-challenge-targets-students/"><span>http://educators.co.nz/story/nzs-second-annual-cyber-security-challenge-targets-students/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Global cyberspace is safer than you think<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Another day, another hack. It seems like every time we read the news, we hear of another mega breach compromising the records of millions of people. In 2013, Target was hacked, resulting in the theft of private information on 110 million shoppers. In early 2014, it was eBay that was targeted, leading to the compromise of all 145 million active account holders. In 2015, it was the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, with initial estimates placing the number of compromised records at more than four million and later estimates indicating that upwards of 18 to 21.5 million current and former federal government employees could have been affected. The list is seemingly endless.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/global-cyberspace-is-safer-than-you-think/article25413344/"><span>http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/global-cyberspace-is-safer-than-you-think/article25413344/</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">China Domain Name Scams Rising<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Every so often there seems to be an uptick in what I call the China domain name scam. Now is one of those times. Our China lawyers frequently get emails from U.S. companies asking us what they should do about an email that they just received (usually in badly written English) telling them that they must register their domain name in China fast or lose it forever.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.chinalawblog.com/2015/07/china-domain-name-scams-rising.html"><span>http://www.chinalawblog.com/2015/07/china-domain-name-scams-rising.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">Pirate Bay &lsquo;Hydra&rsquo; Loses Another Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Pirate Bay has lost another domain name this morning. ThePirateBay.am, which has been one of the default Pirate Bay domains for two months, was put on hold by the Armenian registry. The domain name "hydra" still remains strong though, as there are still plenty of alternatives available.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-hydra-loses-another-domain-name-150715/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-hydra-loses-another-domain-name-150715/</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: South Island fishing shops in spat over the word 'flyshop'</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The owner of a Canterbury flyfishing shop and website is defending his registration of the word "flyshop"after the owner of a Southland fishing shop said it was too similar to his name and wanted it changed. ... On The New Zealand Fly Fishing Forum this week, Gerard clarified his position. Gerard had registered flyshop.co.nz as his domain name in April 2003 and began trading in 2004. The stusflyshop domain name, which belongs to Tripney, was registered in 2006.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/70104872/South-Island-fishing-shops-in-spat-over-the-word-flyshop"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/70104872/South-Island-fishing-shops-in-spat-over-the-word-flyshop</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 Exhaustion, 5 Implications for Africa Running out Last by Mukom Akong Tamon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I spend most of my time teaching engineers in different countries how to plan and deploy IPv6 networks. Over the last two years, I have been speaking more and more to non-engineers. These are either technology executives who sense that they need to do something about this "IPv6" thing, or government IT leaders who want to understand what the problem is and more importantly, what they could do. The most impactful part of these these exchanges is when I get these managers to understand the implications of IPv4 address exhaustion to their organisations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150713_ipv4_exhaustion_5_implications_for_africa_running_out_last/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150713_ipv4_exhaustion_5_implications_for_africa_running_out_last/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Changes to the Way We Measure IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For some years at APNIC Labs we have been conducting measurement experiments concerning the extent of use of IPv6 using a technique of embedding the measurements within the advertisement using Adobe Flash. The use of Adobe Flash as a scripting tool for the measurement system behind the online advertisement delivery system has always been somewhat of a compromise, in that we&rsquo;ve been aware that not all systems support Flash, but at the time HTML5 was still in its early days. In the middle of June we added a second advertising stream using HTML5 as the scripting language for the Ad to augment the existing Flash stream, and in this article we&rsquo;ll look at the changes this has meant to the data concerning the level of deployment of IPv6 as a result.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-07/h5v6.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-07/h5v6.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">Revisiting Apple and IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A few weeks ago I wrote about Apple's IPv6 announcements at the Apple Developers Conference. While I thought that in IPv6 terms Apple gets it, the story was not complete and there were a number of aspects of Apple's systems that were not quite there with IPv6. So I gave them a 7/10 for their IPv6 efforts. Time to reassess that score in the light of a few recent posts from Apple.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-07/applev6.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-07/applev6.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Former GoDaddy employees say they&rsquo;re owed overtime<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Three former* GoDaddy employees have sued the company, saying they should be paid overtime for work in excess of 40 hours per week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/13/godaddy-overtime/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/13/godaddy-overtime/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We&rsquo;re Going to See a Lot More Hoaxes Like the Bogus &ldquo;Twitter Sale&rdquo; Story. Prepare Yourself.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Most Internet hoaxes have little or no significant impact, but once in a while we see the potential for more serious trouble. That was the case Tuesday, when someone posted a fraudulent &ldquo;news story&rdquo; about a likely sale of Twitter, leading to a brief upward bump in the company's share price and a blizzard of online tut-tutting about the hoax.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/07/15/hoax_bloomberg_story_incorrectly_said_twitter_was_up_for_sale.html"><span>http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/07/15/hoax_bloomberg_story_incorrectly_said_twitter_was_up_for_sale.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">Twitter shares soar after buyout story appears on bogus Bloomberg site<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Twitter's shares jumped four per cent this morning after a fake news story claimed the biz had received a $31bn buyout offer. The reason for the jump was that it appeared to come from respected newswire Bloomberg &ndash; but the piece was instead hosted at bloomberg.market, and not on the news organization's Bloomberg.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/14/twitter_shares_jump_on_fake_buyout_story/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/14/twitter_shares_jump_on_fake_buyout_story/</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">LogicBoxes Introduces DomainBridge<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The industry-first tool for Domain Management allows Domain Registrars, Domain Resellers &amp; Hosting companies to manage domain name portfolios across different Registrar platforms, from one consolidated LogicBoxes interface.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.logicboxes.com/press-releases/logicboxes-introduces-domainbridge/"><span>https://www.logicboxes.com/press-releases/logicboxes-introduces-domainbridge/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Mike Mann &ndash; DNW Podcast #41<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>My guest today is Mike Mann. Mike Mann founded BuyDomains, built it up to 500,000 domain names, and then sold it to investors. Now he&rsquo;s at it again with DomainMarket.com. Mike explains how he used technology to find the best domain names and beat competitors in expired domain name auctions. In addition to using &ldquo;robots&rdquo; to win auctions, he has also been called the &ldquo;human robot&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/13/mike-mann-dnw-podcast-41/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/13/mike-mann-dnw-podcast-41/</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"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web Hosts GoDaddy and Papaki Promise No Interruptions for Greek Customers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facing growing pressure from financiers, Greece is being constricted by government-imposed bank holiday and capital controls that prevent Greeks from accessing many necessary goods and services, including foreign cloud services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/web-hosts-godaddy-and-papaki-promise-no-interruptions-for-greek-customers"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/web-hosts-godaddy-and-papaki-promise-no-interruptions-for-greek-customers</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">Londoners Get A Chance To Own Prime Online Dot London Property<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fifty of London&rsquo;s most-wanted premium internet domain names are to be auctioned off to give Londoners a unique chance to own sought after premium domains and raise up to &pound;50,000 for charities across the capital.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domains.london/2015/07/londoners-get-a-chance-to-own-prime-online-dot-london-property/"><span>http://domains.london/2015/07/londoners-get-a-chance-to-own-prime-online-dot-london-property/</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;Dot London&rsquo; domain name auction will boost charity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fifty of the most prized &ldquo;dot London&rdquo; website domain names are being auctioned from today to raise tens of thousands of pounds for the Standard&rsquo;s charitable Dispossessed Fund.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.standard.co.uk/news/techandgadgets/dot-london-domain-name-auction-will-boost-charity-10385792.html"><span>http://www.standard.co.uk/news/techandgadgets/dot-london-domain-name-auction-will-boost-charity-10385792.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 London auctioning 50 registry-owned premium names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot London is to auction off 50 premium .london domains over the next two weeks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18963-dot-london-auctioning-50-registry-owned-premium-names"><span>http://domainincite.com/18963-dot-london-auctioning-50-registry-owned-premium-names</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: ISPs need more time for data retention compliance: Comms Alliance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton has called on the federal government to extend the deadline for ISPs to develop data retention implementation plans.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579714/isps-need-more-time-data-retention-compliance-comms-alliance/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579714/isps-need-more-time-data-retention-compliance-comms-alliance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"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 | 13 Jul 07:03 2015

auDA domain news - 13 July

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New gTLD program thrown into chaos as ICANN loses .africa case

<http://domainincite.com/18944-new-gtld-program-thrown-into-chaos-as-icann-loses-africa-case>

 

ICANN Loses Independent Review Panel Decision For Unfairly Treating TLD Applicant & Improper Deference to Governments

<http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icann-loses-independent-review-panel-decision-for-unfairly-treating-tld-applicants-improper-deference-to-governments/>

 

ICANN’s NonCommercial Users, IP Justice, APC, Others Submit Comments on ICANN’s Plan to Kill Privacy Protections for Domain Names

<http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icanns-noncommercial-users-ip-justice-apc-others-submit-comments-on-icanns-plan-to-kill-privacy-protections-for-domain-names/>

 

Powerful Coalition Letter Highlights Danger of ICANN’s New Domain Registration Proposal

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-registration>

 

IP Justice Comments on Imposition of Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) .Cat and .Pro and Consumers by ICANN

<http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-comments-on-imposition-of-uniform-rapid-suspension-urs-cat-and-pro-and-consumers/>

 

Online Scams May Be Bad News For Charity and CSR Marketing, But New gTLDs Offer One Solution

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/new-gtlds-for-charity-and-csr-marketing>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Quintett Leads Net Mundial Initiative (NMI): New Steam for an Enabling Multistakeholder Platform by Wolfgang Kleinwächter

At June 30, 2015 the Inaugural Meeting of the Coordination Council of the NetMundial Initiative (NMI.CC) elected a "Quintett" to guide its activities through the global Internet Governance Ecosystem. Alibaba's CEO Jack Ma from China, ICANN's President Fadi Chehade, Brazilian's Minister Virgilio Almeida and two woman: Eileen Donahou from Human Rights Watch (HRW)) and Marilia Maciel from the Center of Technology and Society (CTS) in Rio de Janeiro are sharing now the helm to bring more steam to this new innovative multistakeholder platform.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150709_quintett_leads_net_mundial_initiative_enabling_multistakeholder/>

 

DCA's Submission to Congressional Hearing on "Stakeholder Perspectives on the IANA Transition" by Gideon Rop

This is the advance submission that DotConnectAfrica Trust sent to the Chairman of the House Sub-Committee hearing on Communications and Technology, Energy and Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives, 114th United States Congress in advance of the Congressional Hearing on "Stakeholder Perspectives on the IANA Transition", on May 13, 2015.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150710_dca_submission_congressional_hearing_stakeholder_perspectives_iana/>

 

BRICS propose Internet control based on democracy, human rights protection

The leaders of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) stressed the need to develop an Internet control mechanism on the basis of an open and democratic process, according to a declaration adopted at the end of a BRICS summit.

<http://asia.rbth.com/news/2015/07/09/brics_propose_internet_control_based_on_democracy_human_rights_protectio_47616.html>

 

ICANN reports progress on proposals to shift Internet control

Progress continues on plans to shift control of the Internet's Domain Name System from a Commerce Department agency to a private stakeholder community as the unofficial Sept. 15 deadline approaches.

<http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/icann-reports-progress-proposals-shift-internet-control/2015-07-09>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Independent Review Panel Finds in Favor of DCA Trust - Makes Recommendation to ICANN's Board to Resume Evaluation of DCA's Application

A three-member panel convened to review DotConnectAfrica Trust's (DCA's) request for Independent Review issued its final declaration, late yesterday. The 63-page IRP declaration, which is now published on the ICANN website, held in favor of DCA and recommended that ICANN send DCA Trust's application for .AFRICA back into evaluation.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-07-10-en>

 

Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN | Fellows Announced for ICANN54 in Dublin

Fifty Fellows from 36 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 54th Public Meeting in Dublin, 18-22 October 2015.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-10-en>

 

Volume 7: An Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions by Samantha Dickinson

ICANN is compiling updates on the community discussions and progress of the IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability Processes. This information is positioned to help inform interested stakeholders in the recent developments in the processes, upcoming key dates, latest documents and drafts and a snapshot of any news coverage that occurs over the timeframe.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions>

 

Letter from Elise Gerich, Vice President, IANA & Technical Operations | ICANN , to Thomas de Haan

Request to Postpone the Retirement of .an TLD

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gerich-to-de-haan-03jul15-en.pdf>

 

New gTLD program thrown into chaos as ICANN loses .africa case

ICANN has been opened up to a world of hurt after an independent panel of judges ruled that the organization broke its own bylaws when it kicked DotConnectAfrica’s .africa bid out of the new gTLD program.

<http://domainincite.com/18944-new-gtld-program-thrown-into-chaos-as-icann-loses-africa-case>

 

ICANN Loses Independent Review Panel Decision For Unfairly Treating TLD Applicant & Improper Deference to Governments

ICANN has lost an important case in its Independent Review Panel (IRP) process in the .Africa new domain case and its implications for other new domains are huge.

<http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icann-loses-independent-review-panel-decision-for-unfairly-treating-tld-applicants-improper-deference-to-governments/>

 

ICANN’s NonCommercial Users, IP Justice, APC, Others Submit Comments on ICANN’s Plan to Kill Privacy Protections for Domain Names

Today, IP Justice submitted comments, together with ICANN’s Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), and several other organizations and individuals concerned about ICANN’s proposal to restrict access to privacy protections for domain name registrations.

<http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icanns-noncommercial-users-ip-justice-apc-others-submit-comments-on-icanns-plan-to-kill-privacy-protections-for-domain-names/>

 

Powerful Coalition Letter Highlights Danger of ICANN’s New Domain Registration Proposal

EFF has joined 46 organizations and 105 individuals to oppose a new domain registration proposal in front of ICANN. From Academy Award-winning documentary film director Laura Poitras to the National Council of Women's Organizations to Chayn, an organization that works to combat domestic violence in Pakistan, the vast array of organizations and individuals signed on to this letter reflects just how misguided this proposal is. We hope ICANN will reject the flawed proposal, which comes from a smaller ICANN Working Group, especially in light of this unified opposition.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-registration>

 

IP Justice Comments on Imposition of Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) .Cat and .Pro and Consumers by ICANN

IP Justice opposes this illegitimate attempt to circumvent proper policy development process in the creation and imposition of a new gTLD policy. In addition to the inappropriate process utilized, the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) policy will chill freedom of expression as domain names will be quickly suspended without any fair opportunity for consumers to defend their lawful rights to use their domain names.

<http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-comments-on-imposition-of-uniform-rapid-suspension-urs-cat-and-pro-and-consumers/>

 

Testimony of Assistant Secretary Strickling on “Internet Governance Progress After ICANN 53”

Chairman Walden, Ranking Member Eshoo, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to testify on behalf of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding NTIA’s role in the Internet’s domain name system (DNS) and the transition of NTIA’s stewardship over certain DNS technical functions. I am pleased to appear before you to update you on the current status of the transition planning process as Internet stakeholders work to develop a proposal that will ensure the stability, security, and openness of the Internet.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/testimony-strickling-internet-governance-progress-after-icann-53>

 

ICANN Closes Comment Period for Proposed WHOIS Changes

The comment period for proposed changes to ICANN’s WHOIS privacy and proxy service rules closed this week, with a huge public response that may force changes to the proposal. The comment period closed with 11,464 comments, just shy of the record 12,757 comments posted to the .xxx domain forum.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-closes-comment-period-for-proposed-whois-changes>

 

Toward a Balanced ICANN Accreditation Program for Privacy and Proxy Service Providers by Alex Deacon

For the past two years a diverse group of stakeholders from the ICANN community, including myself, has been working hard to come to a consensus on a set of recommendations related to development and implementation of an ICANN accreditation program for privacy & proxy service providers. The result of this effort will replace the interim specification defined in the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) that is due to expire at the end of 2016.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150709_balanced_icann_accreditation_program_privacy_and_proxy_service/>

 

MPAA Wants to Kill Domain Name Privacy, For Some

The MPAA has submitted its comments in response to a new ICANN proposal that may expose website owners who registered their domains through WHOIS privacy protection services. According to the Hollywood group it is essential that operators of "illegal" sites can be revealed without a subpoena or court order.

<https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-wants-to-kill-domain-name-privacy-for-some-150709/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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How many TLDs are there now? 300? 500? No, it's 1,000

There are now more than 1,000 TLDs for internet addresses, covering everything from .abb to .zw.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/10/there_are_now_1000_internet_extensions/>

 

European ccTLD News Brief (July 2015)

CENTR has published its latest CENTRnews magazine (17th edition). This month features: CWG proposal: a conditional victory; EU Policy Update: telecoms package, NIS, copyright, Digital Single Market and more; Interview with Alexander Mayrhofer, Head of R&D at NIC.AT and new Co-Chair of CENTR’s R&D Working Group & ccTLD news highlights and statistics

<https://centr.org/news/cctld/07-07-2015/4302/european-cctld-news-brief-july-2015>

 

BE Domein Host fake invoices crop up again

DNS Belgium again received some questions and complaints in regards to “invoices” from the company BE Domein Host, sent both by snail mail and e-mail. We would like to emphasize that this company is unknown to us, and is not a DNS Belgium registrar.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/be-domein-host-fake-invoices-crop-again>

 

At the 5th Anniversary of Delegation, Global “.中国 Application Flourishes

Have you ever seen such domain names as “中央电视台.中国, “人民网.中国, “爱康国宾.中国? Five years ago on this day, “.中国 was delegated into the DNS root zone. Now, a large number of domestic and foreign companies and organizations show a keen interest in website design & operation and brand promotion via Chinese domain names.

<http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201507/t20150703_52495.htm>

 

.ie domain names surpass 200,000 for the first time

The number of .ie domain names registered has surpassed 200,000 for the first time, according to IE Domain Registry (IEDR).

<http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015/0710/713829-iedr-domain-report/>

 

Dublin dominates as 200,000 dot ie names registered

For Irish businesses registering a web address, there are now dozens of possibilities. But whereas recently-added options such as .irish and .rocks now compete with traditional favourites such as .com, Ireland's own .ie domain continues to show steady - if slow - growth among companies here.

<http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/news/dublin-dominates-as-200000-dot-ie-names-registered-31365566.html>

 

.ie domains pass 200k milestone – but urban-rural divide haunts digital Ireland

The number of .ie domains registered have surpassed 200,000 for the first time. At the end of Q1 there were 203,217 .ie domains registered in Ireland, according to the IE Domain Registry.

<https://www.siliconrepublic.com/comms/2015/07/10/ie-domains-pass-200k-milestone-but-there-is-still-a-large-urban-rural-internet-divide-in-ireland>

 

Celebrating 30 Years of .ORG

Thirty years is a long time when it comes to technology, and even longer for the internet. And today .org celebrates its 30th birthday. It was the year the domain name system came into being while some of the other notable events in 1985 were the UK's first mobile/cellular network was launched by Vodafone, Ronald Reagan was sworn in for his second term as US president and Neighbours began its long run on television. It was also the year in which the very first .org domain - mitre.org - was born.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24002>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/10/celebrating-30-years-of-org/>

 

pl: Information on planned changes in provision of the Administrative and Technical Service of the .pl domain names by NASK

On 15 June 2015 NASK is ceasing to accept offers for registration of .pl domain names regarding the provision of Administrative and Technical Service (hereinafter referred to as Service) directly for a subscriber and the extension of the scope of existing agreements on the provision of the Service directly for the subscriber.

<http://www.dns.pl/english/changes_in_provision_of_Service.html>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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.cruise heading to auction despite “closed generic” protest

Ownership of the contested gTLD .cruise will be resolved by auction, despite protests from one applicant that the other left it too late to drop its “closed generic” plans.

<http://domainincite.com/18939-cruise-heading-to-auction-despite-closed-generic-protest>

 

World’s fourth-largest bank dumping old domains in switch to dot-brand gTLD

A French bank appears to be the first major company to commence a permanent switch from a legacy TLD to a new dot-brand.

<http://domainincite.com/18922-worlds-fourth-largest-bank-dumping-old-domains-in-switch-to-dot-brand-gtld>

 

Some New TLDs shoot the whole program in the foot

New TLDs aren’t exactly flying off registrar’s shelves. They face decades of head start from .com and county code domains, universal accessibility challenges, and problems getting slotted in registrar search results.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/12/some-new-tlds-shoot-the-whole-program-in-the-foot/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Introducing the Verisign DNS Firewall

Defending against cyber threats is not only critical, but increasingly difficult and expensive. Just a quick glance at today’s news headlines and it is clear that these threats present numerous challenges to Internet users and the organizations that both serve and employ them. For example, in 2014, McAfee Labs observed a 75 percent year-over-year increase in new malware equating to 387 new threats per minute. Further, the Ponemon Institute estimates the average data breach costs large organizations $3.8 million per event.

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

 

The July 2015 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!

Dear Reader! A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released.

<http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/07/10/the-july-2015-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/>

 

Cyber-bogeymen are out there, but we should be just as worried about ourselves

The threat of cybersecurity attacks from malicious outsiders is very real. But when things go unexpectedly wrong and networks go down, we should first look for the human error.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-10/braue-cyber-bogeymen-are-out-there/6609692>

 

us: FACT SHEET: Administration Cybersecurity Efforts 2015

From the beginning of his Administration, the President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation. In response, the U.S. Government has implemented a wide range of policies, both domestic and international, to improve our cyber defenses, enhance our response capabilities, and upgrade our incident management tools.

<https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/07/09/fact-sheet-administration-cybersecurity-efforts-2015>

 

Hackers Scored Personal Data on Over 21 Million Americans

On Wednesday, computer glitches grounded thousands of United flights and suspended securities trading on the New York Stock Exchange, although neither failure is thought to have stemmed from “malicious activity.” Those meltdowns overshadowed Senate testimony about another major tech-related episode that was nefarious—the breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), purportedly by China-linked hackers.

<http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/07/opm-hack/398120/>

 

us: Hacking of Government Computers Exposed 21.5 Million People

The Obama administration on Thursday revealed that 21.5 million people were swept up in a colossal breach of government computer systems that was far more damaging than initially thought, resulting in the theft of a vast trove of personal information, including Social Security numbers and some fingerprints.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/us/office-of-personnel-management-hackers-got-data-of-millions.html>

 

au: DDoS attack downs iiNet services

iiNet broadband customers in New South Wales had a rough ride over the weekend, facing long service interruptions as their internet provider struggled to mitigate against a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

<http://www.itnews.com.au/News/406437,denial-of-service-attack-on-iinet-causes-outage.aspx>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Online Scams May Be Bad News For Charity and CSR Marketing, But New gTLDs Offer One Solution

Over the last few years, consumers have come to expect brands to support social and environmental causes with their products, services, donations, and/or volunteer work. However, the upsurge in Internet scams – not just phishing scams, but seemingly legitimate organizations swindling people out of their hard-earned money – might still make people to think twice about engaging with online charities or corporate social responsibility (CSR) marketing campaigns unless they, the consumers, can be assured that the content they are viewing is legitimate.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/new-gtlds-for-charity-and-csr-marketing>

 

UDRP Spotlight – Knowing the Domain Name Rules

A favorite topic that I return to time and again in this blog is the need for brand owners to carefully select a counsel who knows the domain name rules if they don’t want to waste their money going after a possible trademark infringement.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/knowing-the-domain-name-rules>

 

Disney wins starwars.co.uk net domain battle

A Berkshire-based fancy-dress retailer is being made to surrender the starwars.co.uk web address after feeling the force of Disney's wrath.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33451674>

 

The Empire Strikes Back: Disney tractor-beams StarWars.co.uk from Brit biz

Disney has won ownership of just about every possible Star Wars UK domain name in a decision by the registry operator Nominet.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/09/lucasfilm_fights_over_starwarscouk_domain/>

 

Disney Forces U.K. Costume Shop to Surrender 'Star Wars' Domain Name

The owner of the starwars.co.uk address accused the studio of having "thrown their teddies out of the pram."

<http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-forces-uk-costume-shop-807543>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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New Guide: "Preparing Applications for IPv6"

ARIN is pleased to present "Preparing Applications for IPv6," a software developers guide to writing and migrating networked applications for use on IPv6 networks. This guide focuses on software application needs when making the migration to IPv6, and covers some common assumptions made when developing software for an IPv4-only Internet.

<https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150708.html>

 

BT begins trial of IPv6 as IPv4 address exhaustion looms

BT has started trialling IPv6 in small regions of the UK, alongside its usual IPv4 network. This comes a few weeks after Sky started pushing out a firmware update to enable IPv6 on some customers' routers.

<http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2015/07/bt-begins-trial-of-ipv6-as-ipv4-address-exhaustion-looms/>

 

BT runs trial of IPv6 addressing system

BT has started trials of the next version of the net's addressing scheme known as IP version 6. The global addressing system needs to be updated because the older scheme, IPv4, is running out of space.

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33475173>

 

Apple to give IPv6 traffic a boost

The next versions of Apple's OS X and iOS operating systems could deliver a significant boost to worldwide IPv6 traffic.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579447/apple-give-ipv6-traffic-boost/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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The DNA State of the Domains Report

<http://thedna.org/state_of_the_domains_report/issue_3/>

 

Is there an alternative to the DNS?

Afnic publishes an issue paper on alternative naming systems to the DNS.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9219/show/is-there-an-alternative-to-the-dns-1.html>

 

Internet Society Announces New Board of Trustees at Annual General Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand

The Internet Society is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees seated four new Board members at its Annual General Meeting, 7-8 July.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-announces-new-board-trustees-annual-general-meeting-auckland-new-zealand>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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United Internet Mulls IPO of Business Applications Arm, Acquires Polish Web Host

United Internet is looking at the possibility of an IPO for its Business Applications segment, which includes web hosting, aiming to launch the floatation in about two years, according to an announcement on Friday. The division is expected to reach sales of EUR 600 million in fiscal 2015.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/united-internet-mulls-ipo-of-business-applications-arm-acquires-polish-web-host>

 

Australian Hosting Provider VentraIP Acquires IntaServe

Australian hosting provider VentralIP has acquired Queensland-based host IntaServe, its third acquisition in the past three months. VentralIP has picked up boutique hosting and domains reseller 9Web and co-location and dedicated server company GoDedicated, both Australian businesses, since the spring.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/australian-hosting-provider-ventraip-acquires-intaserve>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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.Coms Retake the Driver's Seat - They Dominate This Week's Chart With a $150,000 Sale Leading the Charge

After seeing new gTLDs take the top spot on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart for the last two weeks in a row, the long dominant .coms re-asserted themselves this week, sweeping 16 of the 21 chart entries including the first three in a row (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final opening). With three places going to non .com gTLDs (of the old variety - .net, .org and .info) and the other two to ccTLDs, the new G's went away empty handed this time out.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150708.htm>

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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS

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Redefining privacy and anonymity through social networking affordances by Angela M. Cirucci

Abstract: Social networking sites allow people to create, broadcast, and interpret the self in new and evolving ways. While early online social media studies praised the Internet for providing an anonymous space in which to experiment with identity, more recent research suggests that social networking sites have become not anonymous, as they compel users to perform identity in new ways.

<http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5465>

 

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INTERNET USE

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World wide web? Map resizes countries by number of internet users

Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) have produced a map that shows the countries of the world resized by the number of internet users in 2013.

<http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/jul/10/world-map-web-users-oxford-internet-institute>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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TPP: Big Tech Does Not Speak for the Internet

Too often, media and policymakers take seriously the claim of government officials that secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) promote and protect “Internet freedom,” even though the traditional guardians of Internet freedom—users and innovators who rely on it—have said precisely the opposite. Unfortunately, that’s likely because some large tech companies have joined the negotiations and have implicitly given these deals their blessing.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/big-tech-does-not-speak-internet>

 

au: If the US can offer TPP transparency, so can we

After stakeholders in the US were allowed to view the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiating text, Australia should follow suit. If our businesses can have meaningful input then it is far more likely the deal will be a success, writes Kate Carnell.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-13/carnell-if-the-us-can-offer-tpp-transparency-so-can-we/6614302>

 

 

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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"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD program thrown into chaos as ICANN loses .africa case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18944-new-gtld-program-thrown-into-chaos-as-icann-loses-africa-case"><span>http://domainincite.com/18944-new-gtld-program-thrown-into-chaos-as-icann-loses-africa-case</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Loses Independent Review Panel Decision For Unfairly Treating TLD Applicant &amp; Improper Deference to Governments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icann-loses-independent-review-panel-decision-for-unfairly-treating-tld-applicants-improper-deference-to-governments/"><span>http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icann-loses-independent-review-panel-decision-for-unfairly-treating-tld-applicants-improper-deference-to-governments/</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&rsquo;s NonCommercial Users, IP Justice, APC, Others Submit Comments on ICANN&rsquo;s Plan to Kill Privacy Protections for Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icanns-noncommercial-users-ip-justice-apc-others-submit-comments-on-icanns-plan-to-kill-privacy-protections-for-domain-names/"><span>http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icanns-noncommercial-users-ip-justice-apc-others-submit-comments-on-icanns-plan-to-kill-privacy-protections-for-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">Powerful Coalition Letter Highlights Danger of ICANN&rsquo;s New Domain Registration Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-registration"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-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">IP Justice Comments on Imposition of Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) .Cat and .Pro and Consumers by ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-comments-on-imposition-of-uniform-rapid-suspension-urs-cat-and-pro-and-consumers/"><span>http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-comments-on-imposition-of-uniform-rapid-suspension-urs-cat-and-pro-and-consumers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online Scams May Be Bad News For Charity and CSR Marketing, But New gTLDs Offer One Solution<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/new-gtlds-for-charity-and-csr-marketing"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/new-gtlds-for-charity-and-csr-marketing</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>&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">Quintett Leads Net Mundial Initiative (NMI): New Steam for an Enabling Multistakeholder Platform by Wolfgang Kleinw&auml;chter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At June 30, 2015 the Inaugural Meeting of the Coordination Council of the NetMundial Initiative (NMI.CC) elected a "Quintett" to guide its activities through the global Internet Governance Ecosystem. Alibaba's CEO Jack Ma from China, ICANN's President Fadi Chehade, Brazilian's Minister Virgilio Almeida and two woman: Eileen Donahou from Human Rights Watch (HRW)) and Marilia Maciel from the Center of Technology and Society (CTS) in Rio de Janeiro are sharing now the helm to bring more steam to this new innovative multistakeholder platform.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150709_quintett_leads_net_mundial_initiative_enabling_multistakeholder/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150709_quintett_leads_net_mundial_initiative_enabling_multistakeholder/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DCA's Submission to Congressional Hearing on "Stakeholder Perspectives on the IANA Transition" by Gideon Rop<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This is the advance submission that DotConnectAfrica Trust sent to the Chairman of the House Sub-Committee hearing on Communications and Technology, Energy and Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives, 114th United States Congress in advance of the Congressional Hearing on "Stakeholder Perspectives on the IANA Transition", on May 13, 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150710_dca_submission_congressional_hearing_stakeholder_perspectives_iana/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150710_dca_submission_congressional_hearing_stakeholder_perspectives_iana/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BRICS propose Internet control based on democracy, human rights protection<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The leaders of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) stressed the need to develop an Internet control mechanism on the basis of an open and democratic process, according to a declaration adopted at the end of a BRICS summit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://asia.rbth.com/news/2015/07/09/brics_propose_internet_control_based_on_democracy_human_rights_protectio_47616.html"><span>http://asia.rbth.com/news/2015/07/09/brics_propose_internet_control_based_on_democracy_human_rights_protectio_47616.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN reports progress on proposals to shift Internet control<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Progress continues on plans to shift control of the Internet's Domain Name System from a Commerce Department agency to a private stakeholder community as the unofficial Sept. 15 deadline approaches.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/icann-reports-progress-proposals-shift-internet-control/2015-07-09"><span>http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/icann-reports-progress-proposals-shift-internet-control/2015-07-09</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">Independent Review Panel Finds in Favor of DCA Trust - Makes Recommendation to ICANN's Board to Resume Evaluation of DCA's Application<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A three-member panel convened to review DotConnectAfrica Trust's (DCA's) request for Independent Review issued its final declaration, late yesterday. The 63-page IRP declaration, which is now published on the ICANN website, held in favor of DCA and recommended that ICANN send DCA Trust's application for .AFRICA back into evaluation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-07-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-07-10-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">Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN | Fellows Announced for ICANN54 in Dublin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fifty Fellows from 36 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 54th Public Meeting in Dublin, 18-22 October 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-10-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">Volume 7: An Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions by Samantha Dickinson<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is compiling updates on the community discussions and progress of the IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability Processes. This information is positioned to help inform interested stakeholders in the recent developments in the processes, upcoming key dates, latest documents and drafts and a snapshot of any news coverage that occurs over the timeframe.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Elise Gerich, Vice President, IANA &amp; Technical Operations | ICANN , to Thomas de Haan</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Request to Postpone the Retirement of .an TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gerich-to-de-haan-03jul15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gerich-to-de-haan-03jul15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD program thrown into chaos as ICANN loses .africa case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has been opened up to a world of hurt after an independent panel of judges ruled that the organization broke its own bylaws when it kicked DotConnectAfrica&rsquo;s .africa bid out of the new gTLD program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18944-new-gtld-program-thrown-into-chaos-as-icann-loses-africa-case"><span>http://domainincite.com/18944-new-gtld-program-thrown-into-chaos-as-icann-loses-africa-case</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Loses Independent Review Panel Decision For Unfairly Treating TLD Applicant &amp; Improper Deference to Governments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has lost an important case in its Independent Review Panel (IRP) process in the .Africa new domain case and its implications for other new domains are huge.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icann-loses-independent-review-panel-decision-for-unfairly-treating-tld-applicants-improper-deference-to-governments/"><span>http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icann-loses-independent-review-panel-decision-for-unfairly-treating-tld-applicants-improper-deference-to-governments/</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&rsquo;s NonCommercial Users, IP Justice, APC, Others Submit Comments on ICANN&rsquo;s Plan to Kill Privacy Protections for Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, IP Justice submitted comments, together with ICANN&rsquo;s Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), and several other organizations and individuals concerned about ICANN&rsquo;s proposal to restrict access to privacy protections for domain name registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icanns-noncommercial-users-ip-justice-apc-others-submit-comments-on-icanns-plan-to-kill-privacy-protections-for-domain-names/"><span>http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icanns-noncommercial-users-ip-justice-apc-others-submit-comments-on-icanns-plan-to-kill-privacy-protections-for-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">Powerful Coalition Letter Highlights Danger of ICANN&rsquo;s New Domain Registration Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EFF has joined 46 organizations and 105 individuals to oppose a new domain registration proposal in front of ICANN. From Academy Award-winning documentary film director Laura Poitras to the National Council of Women's Organizations to Chayn, an organization that works to combat domestic violence in Pakistan, the vast array of organizations and individuals signed on to this letter reflects just how misguided this proposal is. We hope ICANN will reject the flawed proposal, which comes from a smaller ICANN Working Group, especially in light of this unified opposition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-registration"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-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">IP Justice Comments on Imposition of Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) .Cat and .Pro and Consumers by ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IP Justice opposes this illegitimate attempt to circumvent proper policy development process in the creation and imposition of a new gTLD policy. In addition to the inappropriate process utilized, the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) policy will chill freedom of expression as domain names will be quickly suspended without any fair opportunity for consumers to defend their lawful rights to use their domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-comments-on-imposition-of-uniform-rapid-suspension-urs-cat-and-pro-and-consumers/"><span>http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-comments-on-imposition-of-uniform-rapid-suspension-urs-cat-and-pro-and-consumers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Testimony of Assistant Secretary Strickling on &ldquo;Internet Governance Progress After ICANN 53&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chairman Walden, Ranking Member Eshoo, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to testify on behalf of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding NTIA&rsquo;s role in the Internet&rsquo;s domain name system (DNS) and the transition of NTIA&rsquo;s stewardship over certain DNS technical functions. I am pleased to appear before you to update you on the current status of the transition planning process as Internet stakeholders work to develop a proposal that will ensure the stability, security, and openness of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/testimony-strickling-internet-governance-progress-after-icann-53"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/testimony-strickling-internet-governance-progress-after-icann-53</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 Closes Comment Period for Proposed WHOIS Changes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The comment period for proposed changes to ICANN&rsquo;s WHOIS privacy and proxy service rules closed this week, with a huge public response that may force changes to the proposal. The comment period closed with 11,464 comments, just shy of the record 12,757 comments posted to the .xxx domain forum.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-closes-comment-period-for-proposed-whois-changes"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-closes-comment-period-for-proposed-whois-changes</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Toward a Balanced ICANN Accreditation Program for Privacy and Proxy Service Providers by Alex Deacon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the past two years a diverse group of stakeholders from the ICANN community, including myself, has been working hard to come to a consensus on a set of recommendations related to development and implementation of an ICANN accreditation program for privacy &amp; proxy service providers. The result of this effort will replace the interim specification defined in the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) that is due to expire at the end of 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150709_balanced_icann_accreditation_program_privacy_and_proxy_service/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150709_balanced_icann_accreditation_program_privacy_and_proxy_service/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MPAA Wants to Kill Domain Name Privacy, For Some<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The MPAA has submitted its comments in response to a new ICANN proposal that may expose website owners who registered their domains through WHOIS privacy protection services. According to the Hollywood group it is essential that operators of "illegal" sites can be revealed without a subpoena or court order.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-wants-to-kill-domain-name-privacy-for-some-150709/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-wants-to-kill-domain-name-privacy-for-some-150709/</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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How many TLDs are there now? 300? 500? No, it's 1,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There are now more than 1,000 TLDs for internet addresses, covering everything from .abb to .zw.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/10/there_are_now_1000_internet_extensions/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/10/there_are_now_1000_internet_extensions/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European ccTLD News Brief (July 2015)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENTR has published its latest CENTRnews magazine (17th edition). This month features: CWG proposal: a conditional victory; EU Policy Update: telecoms package, NIS, copyright, Digital Single Market and more; Interview with Alexander Mayrhofer, Head of R&amp;D at NIC.AT and new Co-Chair of CENTR&rsquo;s R&amp;D Working Group &amp; ccTLD news highlights and statistics<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/cctld/07-07-2015/4302/european-cctld-news-brief-july-2015"><span>https://centr.org/news/cctld/07-07-2015/4302/european-cctld-news-brief-july-2015</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BE Domein Host fake invoices crop up again<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DNS Belgium again received some questions and complaints in regards to &ldquo;invoices&rdquo; from the company BE Domein Host, sent both by snail mail and e-mail. We would like to emphasize that this company is unknown to us, and is not a DNS Belgium registrar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/be-domein-host-fake-invoices-crop-again"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/be-domein-host-fake-invoices-crop-again</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the 5th Anniversary of Delegation, Global &ldquo;.</span><span lang="EN-US">&#20013;&#22269;</span><span lang="EN">&rdquo;</span><span lang="EN"> Application Flourishes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you ever seen such domain names as &ldquo;</span><span lang="EN-US">&#20013;&#22830;&#30005;&#35270;&#21488;</span><span lang="EN">.</span><span lang="EN-US">&#20013;&#22269;</span><span lang="EN">&rdquo;</span><span lang="EN">, &ldquo;</span><span lang="EN-US">&#20154;&#27665;&#32593;</span><span lang="EN">.</span><span lang="EN-US">&#20013;&#22269;</span><span lang="EN">&rdquo;</span><span lang="EN">, &ldquo;</span><span lang="EN-US">&#29233;&#24247;&#22269;&#23486;</span><span lang="EN">.</span><span lang="EN-US">&#20013;&#22269;</span><span lang="EN">&rdquo;</span><span lang="EN">? Five years ago on this day, &ldquo;.</span><span lang="EN-US">&#20013;&#22269;</span><span lang="EN">&rdquo;</span><span lang="EN"> was delegated into the DNS root zone. Now, a large number of domestic and foreign companies and organizations show a keen interest in website design &amp; operation and brand promotion via Chinese domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201507/t20150703_52495.htm"><span>http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201507/t20150703_52495.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">.ie domain names surpass 200,000 for the first time<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of .ie domain names registered has surpassed 200,000 for the first time, according to IE Domain Registry (IEDR).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015/0710/713829-iedr-domain-report/"><span>http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015/0710/713829-iedr-domain-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">Dublin dominates as 200,000 dot ie names registered<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For Irish businesses registering a web address, there are now dozens of possibilities. But whereas recently-added options such as .irish and .rocks now compete with traditional favourites such as .com, Ireland's own .ie domain continues to show steady - if slow - growth among companies here.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/news/dublin-dominates-as-200000-dot-ie-names-registered-31365566.html"><span>http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/news/dublin-dominates-as-200000-dot-ie-names-registered-31365566.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 domains pass 200k milestone &ndash; but urban-rural divide haunts digital Ireland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of .ie domains registered have surpassed 200,000 for the first time. At the end of Q1 there were 203,217 .ie domains registered in Ireland, according to the IE Domain Registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.siliconrepublic.com/comms/2015/07/10/ie-domains-pass-200k-milestone-but-there-is-still-a-large-urban-rural-internet-divide-in-ireland"><span>https://www.siliconrepublic.com/comms/2015/07/10/ie-domains-pass-200k-milestone-but-there-is-still-a-large-urban-rural-internet-divide-in-ireland</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">Celebrating 30 Years of .ORG<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thirty years is a long time when it comes to technology, and even longer for the internet. And today .org celebrates its 30th birthday. It was the year the domain name system came into being while some of the other notable events in 1985 were the UK's first mobile/cellular network was launched by Vodafone, Ronald Reagan was sworn in for his second term as US president and Neighbours began its long run on television. It was also the year in which the very first .org domain - mitre.org - was born.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24002"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24002</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/10/celebrating-30-years-of-org/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/10/celebrating-30-years-of-org/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">pl: Information on planned changes in provision of the Administrative and Technical Service of the .pl domain names by NASK<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 15 June 2015 NASK is ceasing to accept offers for registration of .pl domain names regarding the provision of Administrative and Technical Service (hereinafter referred to as Service) directly for a subscriber and the extension of the scope of existing agreements on the provision of the Service directly for the subscriber.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dns.pl/english/changes_in_provision_of_Service.html"><span>http://www.dns.pl/english/changes_in_provision_of_Service.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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.cruise heading to auction despite &ldquo;closed generic&rdquo; protest<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ownership of the contested gTLD .cruise will be resolved by auction, despite protests from one applicant that the other left it too late to drop its &ldquo;closed generic&rdquo; plans.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18939-cruise-heading-to-auction-despite-closed-generic-protest"><span>http://domainincite.com/18939-cruise-heading-to-auction-despite-closed-generic-protest</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 fourth-largest bank dumping old domains in switch to dot-brand gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A French bank appears to be the first major company to commence a permanent switch from a legacy TLD to a new dot-brand.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18922-worlds-fourth-largest-bank-dumping-old-domains-in-switch-to-dot-brand-gtld"><span>http://domainincite.com/18922-worlds-fourth-largest-bank-dumping-old-domains-in-switch-to-dot-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">Some New TLDs shoot the whole program in the foot<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s aren&rsquo;t exactly flying off registrar&rsquo;s shelves.</span><span> T</span><span lang="EN">hey face decades of head start from .com and county code domains, universal accessibility challenges, and problems getting slotted in registrar search results.</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/12/some-new-tlds-shoot-the-whole-program-in-the-foot/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/12/some-new-tlds-shoot-the-whole-program-in-the-foot/</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">Introducing the Verisign DNS Firewall<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Defending against cyber threats is not only critical, but increasingly difficult and expensive. Just a quick glance at today&rsquo;s news headlines and it is clear that these threats present numerous challenges to Internet users and the organizations that both serve and employ them. For example, in 2014, McAfee Labs observed a 75 percent year-over-year increase in new malware equating to 387 new threats per minute. Further, the Ponemon Institute estimates the average data breach costs large organizations $3.8 million per event.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/introducing_the_verisign_dns_firewall"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/introducing_the_verisign_dns_firewall</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 July 2015 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dear Reader! A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/07/10/the-july-2015-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/"><span>http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/07/10/the-july-2015-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber-bogeymen are out there, but we should be just as worried about ourselves<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The threat of cybersecurity attacks from malicious outsiders is very real. But when things go unexpectedly wrong and networks go down, we should first look for the human error.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-10/braue-cyber-bogeymen-are-out-there/6609692"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-10/braue-cyber-bogeymen-are-out-there/6609692</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: FACT SHEET: Administration Cybersecurity Efforts 2015</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From the beginning of his Administration, the President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation. In response, the U.S. Government has implemented a wide range of policies, both domestic and international, to improve our cyber defenses, enhance our response capabilities, and upgrade our incident management tools.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/07/09/fact-sheet-administration-cybersecurity-efforts-2015"><span>https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/07/09/fact-sheet-administration-cybersecurity-efforts-2015</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers Scored Personal Data on Over 21 Million Americans<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Wednesday, computer glitches grounded thousands of United flights and suspended securities trading on the New York Stock Exchange, although neither failure is thought to have stemmed from &ldquo;malicious activity.&rdquo; Those meltdowns overshadowed Senate testimony about another major tech-related episode that was nefarious&mdash;the breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), purportedly by China-linked hackers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/07/opm-hack/398120/"><span>http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/07/opm-hack/398120/</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">us: Hacking of Government Computers Exposed 21.5 Million People<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Obama administration on Thursday revealed that 21.5 million people were swept up in a colossal breach of government computer systems that was far more damaging than initially thought, resulting in the theft of a vast trove of personal information, including Social Security numbers and some fingerprints.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/us/office-of-personnel-management-hackers-got-data-of-millions.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/us/office-of-personnel-management-hackers-got-data-of-millions.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: DDoS attack downs iiNet services<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">iiNet broadband customers in New South Wales had a rough ride over the weekend, facing long service interruptions as their internet provider struggled to mitigate against a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itnews.com.au/News/406437,denial-of-service-attack-on-iinet-causes-outage.aspx"><span>http://www.itnews.com.au/News/406437,denial-of-service-attack-on-iinet-causes-outage.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online Scams May Be Bad News For Charity and CSR Marketing, But New gTLDs Offer One Solution<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over the last few years, consumers have come to expect brands to support social and environmental causes with their products, services, donations, and/or volunteer work. However, the upsurge in Internet scams &ndash; not just phishing scams, but seemingly legitimate organizations swindling people out of their hard-earned money &ndash; might still make people to think twice about engaging with online charities or corporate social responsibility (CSR) marketing campaigns unless they, the consumers, can be assured that the content they are viewing is legitimate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/new-gtlds-for-charity-and-csr-marketing"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/new-gtlds-for-charity-and-csr-marketing</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">UDRP Spotlight &ndash; Knowing the Domain Name Rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A favorite topic that I return to time and again in this blog is the need for brand owners to carefully select a counsel who knows the domain name rules if they don&rsquo;t want to waste their money going after a possible trademark infringement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/knowing-the-domain-name-rules"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/knowing-the-domain-name-rules</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Disney wins starwars.co.uk net domain battle<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Berkshire-based fancy-dress retailer is being made to surrender the starwars.co.uk web address after feeling the force of Disney's wrath.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33451674"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33451674</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 Empire Strikes Back: Disney tractor-beams StarWars.co.uk from Brit biz<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Disney has won ownership of just about every possible Star Wars UK domain name in a decision by the registry operator Nominet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/09/lucasfilm_fights_over_starwarscouk_domain/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/09/lucasfilm_fights_over_starwarscouk_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">Disney Forces U.K. Costume Shop to Surrender 'Star Wars' Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The owner of the starwars.co.uk address accused the studio of having "thrown their teddies out of the pram."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-forces-uk-costume-shop-807543"><span>http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-forces-uk-costume-shop-807543</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">New Guide: "Preparing Applications for IPv6"<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ARIN is pleased to present "Preparing Applications for IPv6," a software developers guide to writing and migrating networked applications for use on IPv6 networks. This guide focuses on software application needs when making the migration to IPv6, and covers some common assumptions made when developing software for an IPv4-only Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150708.html"><span>https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150708.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">BT begins trial of IPv6 as IPv4 address exhaustion looms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BT has started trialling IPv6 in small regions of the UK, alongside its usual IPv4 network. This comes a few weeks after Sky started pushing out a firmware update to enable IPv6 on some customers' routers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2015/07/bt-begins-trial-of-ipv6-as-ipv4-address-exhaustion-looms/"><span>http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2015/07/bt-begins-trial-of-ipv6-as-ipv4-address-exhaustion-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">BT runs trial of IPv6 addressing system<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BT has started trials of the next version of the net's addressing scheme known as IP version 6. The global addressing system needs to be updated because the older scheme, IPv4, is running out of space.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33475173"><span>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33475173</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Apple to give IPv6 traffic a boost<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The next versions of Apple's OS X and iOS operating systems could deliver a significant boost to worldwide IPv6 traffic.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579447/apple-give-ipv6-traffic-boost/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579447/apple-give-ipv6-traffic-boost/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The DNA State of the Domains Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://thedna.org/state_of_the_domains_report/issue_3/"><span>http://thedna.org/state_of_the_domains_report/issue_3/</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 there an alternative to the DNS?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Afnic publishes an issue paper on alternative naming systems to the DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9219/show/is-there-an-alternative-to-the-dns-1.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9219/show/is-there-an-alternative-to-the-dns-1.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Society Announces New Board of Trustees at Annual General Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand<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, 7-8 July.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-announces-new-board-trustees-annual-general-meeting-auckland-new-zealand"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-announces-new-board-trustees-annual-general-meeting-auckland-new-zealand</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">United Internet Mulls IPO of Business Applications Arm, Acquires Polish Web Host<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">United Internet is looking at the possibility of an IPO for its Business Applications segment, which includes web hosting, aiming to launch the floatation in about two years, according to an announcement on Friday. The division is expected to reach sales of EUR 600 million in fiscal 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/united-internet-mulls-ipo-of-business-applications-arm-acquires-polish-web-host"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/united-internet-mulls-ipo-of-business-applications-arm-acquires-polish-web-host</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 Hosting Provider VentraIP Acquires IntaServe<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian hosting provider VentralIP has acquired Queensland-based host IntaServe, its third acquisition in the past three months. VentralIP has picked up boutique hosting and domains reseller 9Web and co-location and dedicated server company GoDedicated, both Australian businesses, since the spring.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/australian-hosting-provider-ventraip-acquires-intaserve"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/australian-hosting-provider-ventraip-acquires-intaserve</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">.Coms Retake the Driver's Seat - They Dominate This Week's Chart With a $150,000 Sale Leading the Charge<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After seeing new gTLDs take the top spot on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart for the last two weeks in a row, the long dominant .coms re-asserted themselves this week, sweeping 16 of the 21 chart entries including the first three in a row (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final opening). With three places going to non .com gTLDs (of the old variety - .net, .org and .info) and the other two to ccTLDs, the new G's went away empty handed this time out.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150708.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150708.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">REPORTS &amp; RESEARCH PAPERS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Redefining privacy and anonymity through social networking affordances by Angela M. Cirucci</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract: Social networking sites allow people to create, broadcast, and interpret the self in new and evolving ways. While early online social media studies praised the Internet for providing an anonymous space in which to experiment with identity, more recent research suggests that social networking sites have become not anonymous, as they compel users to perform identity in new ways.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5465"><span>http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5465</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">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">World wide web? Map resizes countries by number of internet users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) have produced a map that shows the countries of the world resized by the number of internet users in 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/jul/10/world-map-web-users-oxford-internet-institute"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/jul/10/world-map-web-users-oxford-internet-institute</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; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TPP: Big Tech Does Not Speak for the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Too often, media and policymakers take seriously the claim of government officials that secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) promote and protect &ldquo;Internet freedom,&rdquo; even though the traditional guardians of Internet freedom&mdash;users and innovators who rely on it&mdash;have said precisely the opposite. Unfortunately, that&rsquo;s likely because some large tech companies have joined the negotiations and have implicitly given these deals their blessing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/big-tech-does-not-speak-internet"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/big-tech-does-not-speak-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">au: If the US can offer TPP transparency, so can we<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After stakeholders in the US were allowed to view the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiating text, Australia should follow suit. If our businesses can have meaningful input then it is far more likely the deal will be a success, writes Kate Carnell.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-13/carnell-if-the-us-can-offer-tpp-transparency-so-can-we/6614302"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-13/carnell-if-the-us-can-offer-tpp-transparency-so-can-we/6614302</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"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 Jul 07:27 2015

auDA domain news - 9 July

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Domain name delay, DHS funding, McCain on acquisition and more

<http://fcw.com/articles/2015/07/08/news-in-brief-july-8.aspx>

 

ICANN running the global internet? It's gonna be OK, it's gonna be OK, US Congress told

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/08/congressional_iana_hearing/>

 

The United States wants to push back the date it gives up symbolic control of the Internet

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/07/08/washington-says-it-needs-to-delay-giving-up-its-internet-oversight-authority/>

 

Powerful Coalition Letter Highlights Danger of ICANN’s New Domain Registration Proposal

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-registration>

 

There are now over 1,000 TLDs

<http://domainincite.com/18909-there-are-now-over-1000-top-level-domains>

 

Consumer cops shut down an Australian website accused of ripping off parents

<http://www.news.com.au/national/consumer-cops-shut-down-an-australian-website-accused-of-ripping-off-parents/story-fncynjr2-1227434067132>

 

Why these 50+ businesses dumped their .com for a new TLD

<http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/why-50-websites-dumped-com-for-new-tld/>

 

Slacker dot-brands get ICANN reprieve

<http://domainincite.com/18917-slacker-dot-brands-get-icann-reprieve>

 

Censoring Pirate Sites is Counterproductive, Research Finds

<https://torrentfreak.com/censoring-pirate-sites-is-counterproductive-research-finds-160708/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Domain name delay, DHS funding, McCain on acquisition and more

A Commerce Department official told members of the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee on July 8 that an IANA contract will need to be extended at least through July 2016 to allow time for oversight.

<http://fcw.com/articles/2015/07/08/news-in-brief-july-8.aspx>

 

ICANN running the global internet? It's gonna be OK, it's gonna be OK, US Congress told

US Congress was soothed Wednesday morning over the fundamental shift of the IANA contract, which oversees the running of the global internet, from the US government to non-profit domain overlord ICANN, but significant questions remain.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/08/congressional_iana_hearing/>

 

End of US oversight role 'strengthens' Internet [AFP]

The US government's stepping away from a key oversight role of the Internet will strengthen its governance and ease political pressures, the top Internet administrator said Wednesday.

<http://www.globalpost.com/article/6609070/2015/07/08/end-us-oversight-role-strengthens-internet>

 

The United States wants to push back the date it gives up symbolic control of the Internet

The United States will likely need to retain its historical oversight authority over the Internet's naming and addressing system for a little longer, a delay that will keep the U.S. government from moving ahead with a plan to give up some of its legacy powers over the Web.

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/07/08/washington-says-it-needs-to-delay-giving-up-its-internet-oversight-authority/>

 

Never Invited, but Always Present by John Berard

Listening today to the U.S. Congress' House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on ICANN governance reminded me just how often Vox Populi Registry, the company bringing dotSucks names to the Internet, is a guest at parties to which it has never been invited. Sometimes, like today, we are able to view it all from a distance and mostly we have refrained from trying to correct every misstatement or argue each odd point.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150708_never_invited_but_always_present/>

 

Join InterCommunity 2015 on July 7/8 to Talk Future of Internet Governance, Security, Access by Dan York

What are the most pressing Internet governance issues in the next 2-5 years? What are the biggest priorities in terms of making the Internet more secure and trusted? What are the best ways to bring the next 3 billion people online? Those will all be topics of discussion at the "InterCommunity 2015" meeting taking place this week on July 7 and 8.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150706_intercommunity_2015_on_july_future_of_internet_governance_security/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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The Middle East Strategy: Two Years Later by Fahd A. Batayneh – Coordinator, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East

Over two years ago, when the members of the Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) developed the strategy document, there was consensus that the findings of the document be implemented on annual basis as three separate Implementation Plans. At the same time, and in order to evaluate the progress of the strategy and its impact on the regional Internet community, it was agreed that annual reviews are to be conducted and shared with the regional community at-large.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-middle-east-strategy-two-years-later>

 

Application Eligibility Reinstatement

Application Eligibility Reinstatement is a process that allows applicants with applications in a "Will Not Proceed" status because a contracting related deadline was missed to request reinstatement of the application's eligibility status. If eligibility reinstatement is granted, the applicant may proceed to signing the Registry Agreement with ICANN provided the application meets all Program requirements.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb/base-agreement-contracting#reinstatement>

 

Powerful Coalition Letter Highlights Danger of ICANN’s New Domain Registration Proposal

EFF has joined 46 organizations and 105 individuals to oppose a new domain registration proposal in front of ICANN. From Academy Award-winning documentary film director Laura Poitras to the National Council of Women's Organizations to Chayn, an organization that works to combat domestic violence in Pakistan, the vast array of organizations and individuals signed on to this letter reflects just how misguided this proposal is. We hope ICANN will reject the flawed proposal, which comes from a smaller ICANN Working Group, especially in light of this unified opposition.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-registration>

 

Icann plan to end website anonymity 'could lead to swatting attacks'

A coalition of anti-harassment initiatives and digital rights organisations is fighting a proposal from the internet’s governing body, Icann, to strip anonymity from website owners.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/07/icann-plan-to-end-website-anonymity-could-lead-to-swatting-attacks>

 

Move to combat piracy could increase Internet harassment, activists say

A new rule under consideration by the international body that manages domain names is at the center of a debate over privacy rights, Internet harassment and copyright infringement.

<http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/07/07/piracy-concerns-threaten-domain-name-privacy/29825455/>

 

Furor rages over ICANN and Facebook's bid to publish home addresses of website owners

A row over online privacy and domain-name ownership has reached its peak on the last day of its public comment period.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/07/domain_privacy_furor_continues/>

 

Whois privacy supporters to top 20,000

Over 20,000 people have put their names to statements slamming proposals that would ban some commercial web sites from using Whois privacy on their domains.

<http://domainincite.com/18888-whois-privacy-supporters-to-top-20000>

 

Google Hates ICANN’s Attempt to Eliminate Whois Privacy Calling it “Impractical & Ineffective

Google filed it's comment on the whois privacy issue with ICANN today. Google seems to hate the proposal of the ICANN working group to prohibit commercial domain registrants from using proxy or privacy services calling it unfair to small businesses and individuals.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/07/google-hates-icanns-attempt-to-eliminate-whois-privacy-calling-it-impractical-ineffective/>

 

US to detach its umbilical cord with ICANN – an exclusive chat with US Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda

... In an exclusive chat with ABP News, US Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda speaks about what is ICANN and why the US government is giving up control over the same. He serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.

<http://www.abplive.in/incoming/2015/07/06/article641288.ece/Ambassador-Daniel-Sepulveda-speaks-about-ICANN-exclusively-with-ABP-News>

 

There are now over 1,000 TLDs

The number of TLDs on the internet has topped 1,000 for the first time.

<http://domainincite.com/18909-there-are-now-over-1000-top-level-domains>

 

Chinese registrar goes AWOL, gets terminated

Chinese registrar name2host.com has had its accreditation terminated by ICANN for failing to comply with an audit.

<http://domainincite.com/18914-chinese-registrar-goes-awol-gets-terminated>

 

Africa's participation in ICANN worrying

Africa's participation in ICANN is worrying with very few countries registering and adopting local domain names.

<http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/234858-africas-participation-in-icann-worrying>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Consumer cops shut down an Australian website accused of ripping off parents

AN Australian website accused of ripping off parents and shattering the birthday wishes of children across the country has been shut down. ... CAV’s Mr D’Adamo told News Corp Australia asked the manager of .au web domains, auDA, to consider removing the site. The site was removed this morning.

<http://www.news.com.au/national/consumer-cops-shut-down-an-australian-website-accused-of-ripping-off-parents/story-fncynjr2-1227434067132>

<http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/consumer-cops-shut-down-an-australian-website-accused-of-ripping-off-parents/story-fni6ulvf-1227434067132>

 

ch: A website aiming to improve security on the Internet

SWITCH has created a website with a focus on prevention to help safeguard domains in Switzerland. Under the title Safer Internet, SWITCH informs domain name holders about the dangers lurking on the Internet and explains how they can protect their website against attacks. SWITCH is tasked by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) with registering domain names ending in .ch and also works to ensure a secure and stable Internet in Switzerland.

<http://www.switch.ch/news/safer-internet2015/>

 

ch: Switch launches website to improve security on the internet

Switch has created a website that aims to help safeguard domains in Switzerland.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/switch-launches-website-to-improve-security-on-the-internet--1091226>

 

Kenya ranked 3rd in domain name registration in Africa

Kenya has been ranked third in domain-name registration in Africa after Egypt and South Africa.

<http://www.nation.co.ke/business/Kenya-ranked-3rd-in-domain-name-registration-in-Africa/-/996/2776918/-/qm1o7iz/-/index.html>

 

Does this fun video prove that the .sucks message isn’t total BS?

At least one big brand seems to have the same idea about “sucking” as the .sucks gTLD registry, even if it does not appear to own any .sucks domain names.

<http://domainincite.com/18878-does-this-fun-video-prove-that-the-sucks-message-isnt-total-bs>

 

NetNames calls for European Competition Commission action over '.sucks' rollout

This week NetNames has reached out to the media to highlight its complaint to the European Competition Commission over Vox Populi’s pricing policies for the ‘.sucks’ string. Whether the complaint succeeds where previous referrals to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) failed remains to be seen, but the CEO of Vox Populi has hit out at the “misunderstandings” that persist about the company’s plans.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=21abd912-417d-404e-8e04-1cf644c3e5fa>

 

NetNames files Complaint w/ European Competition Commission on Vox Populi’s .SUCKS Pricing

NetNames.com has filed a complaint to European Competition Commission on Vox Populi’s .SUCKS pricing strategy that had Brand owners charged $1,999 each year (wholesale) for a .SUCKS domain name compared to others that are charged just $10.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/07/netnames-files-complaint-w-european-competition-commission-on-vox-populis-dotsucks-pricing/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Why these 50+ businesses dumped their .com for a new TLD

+500 new TLDs launched over the last 700 days. It has never been easier to find the right domain name for your business. Whether your current domain isn’t the perfect fit anymore, or you search for the ideal domain name for your startup, then you’ve come to the right place.

<http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/why-50-websites-dumped-com-for-new-tld/>

 

Slacker dot-brands get ICANN reprieve

Wannabe dot-brands that dawdled and lost the chance to sign a new gTLD registry agreement with ICANN have been given a second shot.

<http://domainincite.com/18917-slacker-dot-brands-get-icann-reprieve>

 

One year in: lessons from .photography by Tony Kirsch

In the second of our series of TLD applicant interviews, I spoke to Richard Tindal from Donuts about the .photography TLD and how to build a strategy for a single namespace among a portfolio of over 180 others. You can also read my previous interview with .luxury.

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/one-year-in-lessons-from-photography/>

 

Carlsberg snaps up 150 .beer domains, including the most British domain I’ve ever seen

Brewing giant Carlsberg has joined Minds + Machines’ pioneer program for the .beer gTLD, buying 150 brand and generic .beer domains.

<http://domainincite.com/18894-carlsberg-snaps-up-150-beer-domains-including-the-most-british-domain-ive-ever-seen>

 

Carlsberg Group joins Minds + Machines Pioneer Programme

Minds + Machines ... is delighted to announce that Carlsberg, the world-renowned brewery group, will participate in its .beer Pioneer programme.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/07/carlsberg-group-joins-minds-machines-pioneer-programme/>

 

Donuts Reaching Out To Domainers

Donuts has hired a Director of Business Development, Andee Hill, whose specific responsibility is for relationships with the domain investor community.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/08/donuts-reaching-out-to-domainers/>

 

Afilias wants to buy your failed gTLD

Afilias is on an overt campaign to snap up struggling new gTLDs at bargain basement prices.

<http://domainincite.com/18898-afilias-wants-to-buy-your-failed-gtld>

 

Oh, the places you’ll go — as dot-bank, dot-beer and dot-dog join the dot-com world

The ever-expanding Internet is bursting out of its dot-com world and heading for new worlds of dot ... what? Try dot-dog, dot-love or dot-movie.

<http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article26591677.html>

 

bank: Local bank, Lead Bank, switching to new domain name

Lead Bank is putting our community on the map being one of the first banks in Kansas City to switch from a ".com" domain to a ".bank" domain.

<http://www.kshb.com/thenow/local-bank-lead-bank-switching-to-new-domain-name>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Verisign introduces new cloud-based DNS firewall

With a new DNS firewall solution, Verisign makes use of its in-depth information on TLDs to protect the enterprise from online threats.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2944824/cisco-subnet/verisign-introduces-new-cloud-based-dns-firewall.html>

 

Survey ENISA on eHealth and cyber security

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is conducting a study on eHealth Infrastructures and Services with a focus on cyber security. What will be the impact if an incident occurs? How resilient to power loss are these infrastructures? Please help ENISA by filling out the questionnaire.

<https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/ENISA_eHealth4>

 

Security Experts Oppose Government Access to Encrypted Communication

An elite group of security technologists has concluded that the American and British governments cannot demand special access to encrypted communications without putting the world’s most confidential data and critical infrastructure in danger.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/technology/code-specialists-oppose-us-and-british-government-access-to-encrypted-communication.html>

 

Symantec Report Suggests Hackers’ Motives Are Blurring

A group of financially motivated hackers has been infiltrating major corporations and stealing valuable intellectual property, a sign that the motives and techniques of different types of online criminals are starting to blur, researchers at a computer security company will announce in a report on Wednesday.

<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/symantec-report-suggests-hackers-motives-are-blurring/>

 

The OPM cyberattack was a breach too far

THE OTHER shoe is expected to drop this week on the disastrous loss of confidential information from the databases of the Office of Personnel Management. The agency is expected to reveal the extent to which information from security investigations of current, former and prospective federal employees and contractors was compromised.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-opm-cyberattack-was-a-breach-too-far/2015/07/05/de2b98b2-20e9-11e5-aeb9-a411a84c9d55_story.html>

 

NIST Cyber Hub Proposes ‘Building Blocks’ for Email, Mobile Device Security

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence of the National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled its proposals for cyber measures in email security and Personal Identity Verification credentials on mobile devices.

<http://www.executivegov.com/2015/07/nist-cyber-hub-proposes-building-blocks-for-email-mobile-device-security/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Censoring Pirate Sites is Counterproductive, Research Finds

A new study has found that blocking access to torrent and linking sites results in the opposite effect. Instead of driving people towards legal websites and services, many of the blocked sites simply move to other domain names where they enjoy a significant and sustained boost in traffic.

<https://torrentfreak.com/censoring-pirate-sites-is-counterproductive-research-finds-160708/>

 

Passive holding of domain name does not necessarily mean bad faith [registration]

In a recent case under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a panel has denied a domain name transfer on the basis that there was no bad-faith use, even though the respondent had held the domain name without using it for almost 13 years.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=4b28bb4b-5cc1-436e-9319-0228bbc28900>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Verisign gets Domain Name Stockpiling patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,075,886 to Verisign for “Systems and methods for detecting the stockpiling of domain names.”

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/07/verisign-gets-domain-name-stockpiling-patent/>

 

AlpNames opens its premium domain store [news release]

AlpNames, now the world's second largest new gTLD registrar, is continuing its growth plans with the opening of its AlpNames Premium virtual store which markets highly valuable domain names.

<http://www.realwire.com/releases/AlpNames-opens-its-premium-domain-store>

 

Greenberg & Lieberman Expands Their Escrow Services with Acquisition of EscrowHill Platform

Greenberg & Lieberman (G & L) has long been of the best known and most often called upon intellectual property law firms in the domain industry.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150706.htm>

 

Latest .com Winners & Losers

ICANN has published the latest Verisign .com monthly report, containing data from March. Let’s start by reviewing which registrars added the most new .com domain name registrations:

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/06/latest-com-winners-losers/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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This company thinks domain name investing violates U.S. law

Last week I wrote about a cybersquatting lawsuit filed against the owner of WorkBetter.com. A new company has sprung up using the descriptive name Work Better, and it wants the 16-year-old .com domain name.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/07/this-company-thinks-domain-name-investing-violates-u-s-law/>

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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TPP: U.S. May Not Force DMCA on Other Countries

A recently leaked copy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's 'Intellectual Property' chapter has revealed a United States prepared to accept intermediary liability frameworks already in place in some partner nations.

<https://torrentfreak.com/tpp-u-s-may-accept-partners-own-isp-liability-frameworks-150707/>

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name delay, DHS funding, McCain on acquisition and more<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://fcw.com/articles/2015/07/08/news-in-brief-july-8.aspx"><span>http://fcw.com/articles/2015/07/08/news-in-brief-july-8.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">ICANN running the global internet? It's gonna be OK, it's gonna be OK, US Congress told<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/08/congressional_iana_hearing/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/08/congressional_iana_hearing/</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 United States wants to push back the date it gives up symbolic control of the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/07/08/washington-says-it-needs-to-delay-giving-up-its-internet-oversight-authority/"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/07/08/washington-says-it-needs-to-delay-giving-up-its-internet-oversight-authority/</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 Coalition Letter Highlights Danger of ICANN&rsquo;s New Domain Registration Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-registration"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-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">There are now over 1,000 TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18909-there-are-now-over-1000-top-level-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/18909-there-are-now-over-1000-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">Consumer cops shut down an Australian website accused of ripping off parents<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.news.com.au/national/consumer-cops-shut-down-an-australian-website-accused-of-ripping-off-parents/story-fncynjr2-1227434067132"><span>http://www.news.com.au/national/consumer-cops-shut-down-an-australian-website-accused-of-ripping-off-parents/story-fncynjr2-1227434067132</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 these 50+ businesses dumped their .com for a new TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/why-50-websites-dumped-com-for-new-tld/"><span>http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/why-50-websites-dumped-com-for-new-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">Slacker dot-brands get ICANN reprieve<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18917-slacker-dot-brands-get-icann-reprieve"><span>http://domainincite.com/18917-slacker-dot-brands-get-icann-reprieve</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Censoring Pirate Sites is Counterproductive, Research Finds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/censoring-pirate-sites-is-counterproductive-research-finds-160708/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/censoring-pirate-sites-is-counterproductive-research-finds-160708/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><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">Domain name delay, DHS funding, McCain on acquisition and more<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Commerce Department official told members of the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee on July 8 that an IANA contract will need to be extended at least through July 2016 to allow time for oversight.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://fcw.com/articles/2015/07/08/news-in-brief-july-8.aspx"><span>http://fcw.com/articles/2015/07/08/news-in-brief-july-8.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">ICANN running the global internet? It's gonna be OK, it's gonna be OK, US Congress told<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US Congress was soothed Wednesday morning over the fundamental shift of the IANA contract, which oversees the running of the global internet, from the US government to non-profit domain overlord ICANN, but significant questions remain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/08/congressional_iana_hearing/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/08/congressional_iana_hearing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">End of US oversight role 'strengthens' Internet [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US government's stepping away from a key oversight role of the Internet will strengthen its governance and ease political pressures, the top Internet administrator said Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/article/6609070/2015/07/08/end-us-oversight-role-strengthens-internet"><span>http://www.globalpost.com/article/6609070/2015/07/08/end-us-oversight-role-strengthens-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">The United States wants to push back the date it gives up symbolic control of the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The United States will likely need to retain its historical oversight authority over the Internet's naming and addressing system for a little longer, a delay that will keep the U.S. government from moving ahead with a plan to give up some of its legacy powers over the Web.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/07/08/washington-says-it-needs-to-delay-giving-up-its-internet-oversight-authority/"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/07/08/washington-says-it-needs-to-delay-giving-up-its-internet-oversight-authority/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Never Invited, but Always Present by John Berard<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Listening today to the U.S. Congress' House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on ICANN governance reminded me just how often Vox Populi Registry, the company bringing dotSucks names to the Internet, is a guest at parties to which it has never been invited. Sometimes, like today, we are able to view it all from a distance and mostly we have refrained from trying to correct every misstatement or argue each odd point.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150708_never_invited_but_always_present/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150708_never_invited_but_always_present/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Join InterCommunity 2015 on July 7/8 to Talk Future of Internet Governance, Security, Access by Dan York<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What are the most pressing Internet governance issues in the next 2-5 years? What are the biggest priorities in terms of making the Internet more secure and trusted? What are the best ways to bring the next 3 billion people online? Those will all be topics of discussion at the "InterCommunity 2015" meeting taking place this week on July 7 and 8.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150706_intercommunity_2015_on_july_future_of_internet_governance_security/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150706_intercommunity_2015_on_july_future_of_internet_governance_security/</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">The Middle East Strategy: Two Years Later by Fahd A. Batayneh &ndash; Coordinator, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over two years ago, when the members of the Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) developed the strategy document, there was consensus that the findings of the document be implemented on annual basis as three separate Implementation Plans. At the same time, and in order to evaluate the progress of the strategy and its impact on the regional Internet community, it was agreed that annual reviews are to be conducted and shared with the regional community at-large.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-middle-east-strategy-two-years-later"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-middle-east-strategy-two-years-later</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Application Eligibility Reinstatement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Application Eligibility Reinstatement is a process that allows applicants with applications in a "Will Not Proceed" status because a contracting related deadline was missed to request reinstatement of the application's eligibility status. If eligibility reinstatement is granted, the applicant may proceed to signing the Registry Agreement with ICANN provided the application meets all Program requirements.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb/base-agreement-contracting#reinstatement"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb/base-agreement-contracting#reinstatement</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 Coalition Letter Highlights Danger of ICANN&rsquo;s New Domain Registration Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EFF has joined 46 organizations and 105 individuals to oppose a new domain registration proposal in front of ICANN. From Academy Award-winning documentary film director Laura Poitras to the National Council of Women's Organizations to Chayn, an organization that works to combat domestic violence in Pakistan, the vast array of organizations and individuals signed on to this letter reflects just how misguided this proposal is. We hope ICANN will reject the flawed proposal, which comes from a smaller ICANN Working Group, especially in light of this unified opposition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-registration"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-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">Icann plan to end website anonymity 'could lead to swatting attacks'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A coalition of anti-harassment initiatives and digital rights organisations is fighting a proposal from the internet&rsquo;s governing body, Icann, to strip anonymity from website owners.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/07/icann-plan-to-end-website-anonymity-could-lead-to-swatting-attacks"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/07/icann-plan-to-end-website-anonymity-could-lead-to-swatting-attacks</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Move to combat piracy could increase Internet harassment, activists say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new rule under consideration by the international body that manages domain names is at the center of a debate over privacy rights, Internet harassment and copyright infringement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/07/07/piracy-concerns-threaten-domain-name-privacy/29825455/"><span>http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/07/07/piracy-concerns-threaten-domain-name-privacy/29825455/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Furor rages over ICANN and Facebook's bid to publish home addresses of website owners<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A row over online privacy and domain-name ownership has reached its peak on the last day of its public comment period.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/07/domain_privacy_furor_continues/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/07/domain_privacy_furor_continues/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Whois privacy supporters to top 20,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over 20,000 people have put their names to statements slamming proposals that would ban some commercial web sites from using Whois privacy on their domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18888-whois-privacy-supporters-to-top-20000"><span>http://domainincite.com/18888-whois-privacy-supporters-to-top-20000</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 Hates ICANN&rsquo;s Attempt to Eliminate Whois Privacy Calling it &ldquo;Impractical &amp; Ineffective<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google filed it's comment on the whois privacy issue with ICANN today. Google seems to hate the proposal of the ICANN working group to prohibit commercial domain registrants from using proxy or privacy services calling it unfair to small businesses and individuals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/07/google-hates-icanns-attempt-to-eliminate-whois-privacy-calling-it-impractical-ineffective/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/07/google-hates-icanns-attempt-to-eliminate-whois-privacy-calling-it-impractical-ineffective/</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 to detach its umbilical cord with ICANN &ndash; an exclusive chat with US Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>... </span><span lang="EN">In an exclusive chat with ABP News, US Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda speaks about what is ICANN and why the US government is giving up control over the same. He serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department&rsquo;s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abplive.in/incoming/2015/07/06/article641288.ece/Ambassador-Daniel-Sepulveda-speaks-about-ICANN-exclusively-with-ABP-News"><span>http://www.abplive.in/incoming/2015/07/06/article641288.ece/Ambassador-Daniel-Sepulveda-speaks-about-ICANN-exclusively-with-ABP-News</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There are now over 1,000 TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of TLDs on the internet has topped 1,000 for the first time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18909-there-are-now-over-1000-top-level-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/18909-there-are-now-over-1000-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">Chinese registrar goes AWOL, gets terminated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chinese registrar name2host.com has had its accreditation terminated by ICANN for failing to comply with an audit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18914-chinese-registrar-goes-awol-gets-terminated"><span>http://domainincite.com/18914-chinese-registrar-goes-awol-gets-terminated</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Africa's participation in ICANN worrying<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Africa's participation in ICANN is worrying with very few countries registering and adopting local domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/234858-africas-participation-in-icann-worrying"><span>http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/234858-africas-participation-in-icann-worrying</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">Consumer cops shut down an Australian website accused of ripping off parents<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">AN Australian website accused of ripping off parents and shattering the birthday wishes of children across the country has been shut down. ... CAV&rsquo;s Mr D&rsquo;Adamo told News Corp Australia asked the manager of .au web domains, auDA, to consider removing the site. The site was removed this morning.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.news.com.au/national/consumer-cops-shut-down-an-australian-website-accused-of-ripping-off-parents/story-fncynjr2-1227434067132"><span>http://www.news.com.au/national/consumer-cops-shut-down-an-australian-website-accused-of-ripping-off-parents/story-fncynjr2-1227434067132</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/consumer-cops-shut-down-an-australian-website-accused-of-ripping-off-parents/story-fni6ulvf-1227434067132"><span>http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/consumer-cops-shut-down-an-australian-website-accused-of-ripping-off-parents/story-fni6ulvf-1227434067132</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">ch: A website aiming to improve security on the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SWITCH has created a website with a focus on prevention to help safeguard domains in Switzerland. Under the title Safer Internet, SWITCH informs domain name holders about the dangers lurking on the Internet and explains how they can protect their website against attacks. SWITCH is tasked by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) with registering domain names ending in .ch and also works to ensure a secure and stable Internet in Switzerland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.switch.ch/news/safer-internet2015/"><span>http://www.switch.ch/news/safer-internet2015/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ch: Switch launches website to improve security on the internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Switch has created a website that aims to help safeguard domains in Switzerland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/switch-launches-website-to-improve-security-on-the-internet--1091226"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/switch-launches-website-to-improve-security-on-the-internet--1091226</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kenya ranked 3rd in domain name registration in Africa<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kenya has been ranked third in domain-name registration in Africa after Egypt and South Africa.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nation.co.ke/business/Kenya-ranked-3rd-in-domain-name-registration-in-Africa/-/996/2776918/-/qm1o7iz/-/index.html"><span>http://www.nation.co.ke/business/Kenya-ranked-3rd-in-domain-name-registration-in-Africa/-/996/2776918/-/qm1o7iz/-/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">Does this fun video prove that the .sucks message isn&rsquo;t total BS?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At least one big brand seems to have the same idea about &ldquo;sucking&rdquo; as the .sucks gTLD registry, even if it does not appear to own any .sucks domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18878-does-this-fun-video-prove-that-the-sucks-message-isnt-total-bs"><span>http://domainincite.com/18878-does-this-fun-video-prove-that-the-sucks-message-isnt-total-bs</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 calls for European Competition Commission action over '.sucks' rollout<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week NetNames has reached out to the media to highlight its complaint to the European Competition Commission over Vox Populi&rsquo;s pricing policies for the &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; string. Whether the complaint succeeds where previous referrals to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) failed remains to be seen, but the CEO of Vox Populi has hit out at the &ldquo;misunderstandings&rdquo; that persist about the company&rsquo;s plans.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=21abd912-417d-404e-8e04-1cf644c3e5fa"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=21abd912-417d-404e-8e04-1cf644c3e5fa</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 files Complaint w/ European Competition Commission on Vox Populi&rsquo;s .SUCKS Pricing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NetNames.com has filed a complaint to European Competition Commission on Vox Populi&rsquo;s .SUCKS pricing strategy that had Brand owners charged $1,999 each year (wholesale) for a .SUCKS domain name compared to others that are charged just $10.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/07/netnames-files-complaint-w-european-competition-commission-on-vox-populis-dotsucks-pricing/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/07/netnames-files-complaint-w-european-competition-commission-on-vox-populis-dotsucks-pricing/</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">Why these 50+ businesses dumped their .com for a new TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">+500 new TLDs launched over the last 700 days. It has never been easier to find the right domain name for your business. Whether your current domain isn&rsquo;t the perfect fit anymore, or you search for the ideal domain name for your startup, then you&rsquo;ve come to the right place.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/why-50-websites-dumped-com-for-new-tld/"><span>http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/why-50-websites-dumped-com-for-new-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">Slacker dot-brands get ICANN reprieve<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Wannabe dot-brands that dawdled and lost the chance to sign a new gTLD registry agreement with ICANN have been given a second shot.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18917-slacker-dot-brands-get-icann-reprieve"><span>http://domainincite.com/18917-slacker-dot-brands-get-icann-reprieve</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 year in: lessons from .photography by Tony Kirsch</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the second of our series of TLD applicant interviews, I spoke to Richard Tindal from Donuts about the .photography TLD and how to build a strategy for a single namespace among a portfolio of over 180 others. You can also read my previous interview with .luxury.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/one-year-in-lessons-from-photography/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/one-year-in-lessons-from-photography/</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">Carlsberg snaps up 150 .beer domains, including the most British domain I&rsquo;ve ever seen<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brewing giant Carlsberg has joined Minds + Machines&rsquo; pioneer program for the .beer gTLD, buying 150 brand and generic .beer domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18894-carlsberg-snaps-up-150-beer-domains-including-the-most-british-domain-ive-ever-seen"><span>http://domainincite.com/18894-carlsberg-snaps-up-150-beer-domains-including-the-most-british-domain-ive-ever-seen</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Carlsberg Group joins Minds + Machines Pioneer Programme<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines ... is delighted to announce that Carlsberg, the world-renowned brewery group, will participate in its .beer Pioneer programme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/07/carlsberg-group-joins-minds-machines-pioneer-programme/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/07/carlsberg-group-joins-minds-machines-pioneer-programme/</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 Reaching Out To Domainers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts has hired a Director of Business Development, Andee Hill, whose specific responsibility is for relationships with the domain investor community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/08/donuts-reaching-out-to-domainers/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/08/donuts-reaching-out-to-domainers/</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 wants to buy your failed gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Afilias is on an overt campaign to snap up struggling new gTLDs at bargain basement prices.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18898-afilias-wants-to-buy-your-failed-gtld"><span>http://domainincite.com/18898-afilias-wants-to-buy-your-failed-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">Oh, the places you&rsquo;ll go &mdash; as dot-bank, dot-beer and dot-dog join the dot-com world<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ever-expanding Internet is bursting out of its dot-com world and heading for new worlds of dot ... what?</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Try dot-dog, dot-love or dot-movie.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article26591677.html"><span>http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article26591677.html</span></a></span><span>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">bank: Local bank, Lead Bank, switching to new domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lead Bank is putting our community on the map being one of the first banks in Kansas City to switch from a ".com" domain to a ".bank" domain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.kshb.com/thenow/local-bank-lead-bank-switching-to-new-domain-name"><span>http://www.kshb.com/thenow/local-bank-lead-bank-switching-to-new-domain-name</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">Verisign introduces new cloud-based DNS firewall<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With a new DNS firewall solution, Verisign makes use of its in-depth information on TLDs to protect the enterprise from online threats.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2944824/cisco-subnet/verisign-introduces-new-cloud-based-dns-firewall.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2944824/cisco-subnet/verisign-introduces-new-cloud-based-dns-firewall.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">Survey ENISA on eHealth and cyber security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is conducting a study on eHealth Infrastructures and Services with a focus on cyber security. What will be the impact if an incident occurs? How resilient to power loss are these infrastructures? Please help ENISA by filling out the questionnaire.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/ENISA_eHealth4"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/ENISA_eHealth4</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Security Experts Oppose Government Access to Encrypted Communication<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An elite group of security technologists has concluded that the American and British governments cannot demand special access to encrypted communications without putting the world&rsquo;s most confidential data and critical infrastructure in danger.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/technology/code-specialists-oppose-us-and-british-government-access-to-encrypted-communication.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/technology/code-specialists-oppose-us-and-british-government-access-to-encrypted-communication.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">Symantec Report Suggests Hackers&rsquo; Motives Are Blurring<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A group of financially motivated hackers has been infiltrating major corporations and stealing valuable intellectual property, a sign that the motives and techniques of different types of online criminals are starting to blur, researchers at a computer security company will announce in a report on Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/symantec-report-suggests-hackers-motives-are-blurring/"><span>http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/symantec-report-suggests-hackers-motives-are-blurring/</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">The OPM cyberattack was a breach too far<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">THE OTHER shoe is expected to drop this week on the disastrous loss of confidential information from the databases of the Office of Personnel Management. The agency is expected to reveal the extent to which information from security investigations of current, former and prospective federal employees and contractors was compromised.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-opm-cyberattack-was-a-breach-too-far/2015/07/05/de2b98b2-20e9-11e5-aeb9-a411a84c9d55_story.html"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-opm-cyberattack-was-a-breach-too-far/2015/07/05/de2b98b2-20e9-11e5-aeb9-a411a84c9d55_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">NIST Cyber Hub Proposes &lsquo;Building Blocks&rsquo; for Email, Mobile Device Security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence of the National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled its proposals for cyber measures in email security and Personal Identity Verification credentials on mobile devices.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.executivegov.com/2015/07/nist-cyber-hub-proposes-building-blocks-for-email-mobile-device-security/"><span>http://www.executivegov.com/2015/07/nist-cyber-hub-proposes-building-blocks-for-email-mobile-device-security/</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">Censoring Pirate Sites is Counterproductive, Research Finds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new study has found that blocking access to torrent and linking sites results in the opposite effect. Instead of driving people towards legal websites and services, many of the blocked sites simply move to other domain names where they enjoy a significant and sustained boost in traffic.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/censoring-pirate-sites-is-counterproductive-research-finds-160708/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/censoring-pirate-sites-is-counterproductive-research-finds-160708/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Passive holding of domain name does not necessarily mean bad faith [registration]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a recent case under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a panel has denied a domain name transfer on the basis that there was no bad-faith use, even though the respondent had held the domain name without using it for almost 13 years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=4b28bb4b-5cc1-436e-9319-0228bbc28900"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=4b28bb4b-5cc1-436e-9319-0228bbc28900</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">Verisign gets Domain Name Stockpiling patent<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,075,886 to Verisign for &ldquo;Systems and methods for detecting the stockpiling of domain names.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/07/verisign-gets-domain-name-stockpiling-patent/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/07/verisign-gets-domain-name-stockpiling-patent/</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">AlpNames opens its premium domain store [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">AlpNames, now the world's second largest new gTLD registrar, is continuing its growth plans with the opening of its AlpNames Premium virtual store which markets highly valuable domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.realwire.com/releases/AlpNames-opens-its-premium-domain-store"><span>http://www.realwire.com/releases/AlpNames-opens-its-premium-domain-store</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Greenberg &amp; Lieberman Expands Their Escrow Services with Acquisition of EscrowHill Platform<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Greenberg &amp; Lieberman (G &amp; L) has long been of the best known and most often called upon intellectual property law firms in the domain industry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150706.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150706.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">Latest .com Winners &amp; Losers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has published the latest Verisign .com monthly report, containing data from March.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Let&rsquo;s start by reviewing which registrars added the most new .com domain name registrations:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/06/latest-com-winners-losers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/06/latest-com-winners-losers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This company thinks domain name investing violates U.S. law<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week I wrote about a cybersquatting lawsuit filed against the owner of WorkBetter.com. A new company has sprung up using the descriptive name Work Better, and it wants the 16-year-old .com domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/07/this-company-thinks-domain-name-investing-violates-u-s-law/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/07/this-company-thinks-domain-name-investing-violates-u-s-law/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TPP: U.S. May Not Force DMCA on Other Countries<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A recently leaked copy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's 'Intellectual Property' chapter has revealed a United States prepared to accept intermediary liability frameworks already in place in some partner nations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/tpp-u-s-may-accept-partners-own-isp-liability-frameworks-150707/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/tpp-u-s-may-accept-partners-own-isp-liability-frameworks-150707/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"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>
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David Goldstein | 6 Jul 04:57 2015

auDA domain news - 6 July

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An Unassuming Web Proposal Would Make Harassment Easier

<http://www.wired.com/2015/07/unassuming-web-proposal-make-harassment-easier/>

 

ICANN’t Even: New Internet Standards Could Make Doxing Easier Than Ever

<http://feministing.com/2015/07/02/icannt-even-new-internet-standards-could-make-doxing-easier-than-ever/>

 

New gTLD sales miss ICANN estimates by a mile

<http://domainincite.com/18857-new-gtld-sales-miss-icann-estimates-by-a-mile>

 

New musical named after (and uses) new gTLD domain

<http://domainincite.com/18876-new-musical-named-after-and-uses-new-gtld-domain>

 

sex.com: ‘Pinterest of porn’ owners being sued for copyright infringement

<http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article26207914.html>

 

Time's up for IPv4 as North America runs out of addresses

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/03/ipv4-north-america-ip-addresses-internet>

 

 

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The IANA trademarks: The transition puzzle piece that refuses to fit

One of the biggest controversies surrounding the IANA stewardship transition revolves around the fate of the IANA trademark and domain name (IANA.ORG). Both of these assets are currently owned by ICANN. But the IANA stewardship transition has raised questions about who or what should be their proper home.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/06/28/the-iana-trademarks-the-transition-puzzle-piece-that-refuses-to-fit/>

 

New book: Internet Governance by Contract

In his new book Internet Governance by Contract professor Lee A. Bygrave at Department of Private Law, University of Oslo, examines the role of contract used for Internet Governance purposes.

<https://www.norid.no/nytt/ig-by-contract.en.html>

 

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EXTENDED: Proposed Schedule and Process/Operational Improvements for AoC and Organization Reviews

The Public Comment period for the Proposed Schedule and Process/Operational Improvements for AoC and Organizational Reviews has been extended. In view of the interest displayed by the community at ICANN53 in Buenos Aires, and in view of the impact that this has on the workload of the community, the comment period has been extended to 8 July 2015.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-02-en>

 

Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider

Translation & Transliteration of Conflict of Information Policy Development Process

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-02jul15-en.pdf>

 

Indonesia's PANDI Contributes to Responsive and Resilient Internet with First L-Root Instance in Indonesia

The first L-Root instance in Indonesia has been successfully installed in Jakarta, increasing the DNS's overall fault tolerance and its resilience against certain types of cyber threats, such as DDoS attacks.

<https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2015-07-01-en>

 

IP Justice Encourages ICANN to Protect the Privacy Rights of Internet Users

Dear ICANN, Thank you for this opportunity to provide comment on the Review of the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement’s Whois Accuracy Program Specification.

<http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-encourages-icann-to-protect-the-privacy-rights-of-internet-users/>

 

An Unassuming Web Proposal Would Make Harassment Easier

The privacy of countless website owners is at risk, thanks to a proposal in front of the byzantine international organization at the heart of the Internet: ICANN. If adopted, the new proposal could limit access to proxy and privacy services, which protect domain registrants from having their home addresses exposed to everyone on the Internet.

<http://www.wired.com/2015/07/unassuming-web-proposal-make-harassment-easier/>

 

Will the Next Threat to Consumer Privacy Target the WHOIS Protocol?

Whether it's supporting net neutrality rules or reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Internet companies should be passionately devoting themselves to making the web a safer, more welcoming place. That's why two points in a proposal before ICANN -- that threatens to affect privacy services for domain registrants -- are cause for concern.

<http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/02/will-next-threat-to-consumer-privacy-target-whois-protocol/>

<http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247935>

 

ICANN’t Even: New Internet Standards Could Make Doxing Easier Than Ever

Doxing has become an all too familiar in the lives of internet-using women. The public posting of our home addresses is a particularly brutal way that our lives can be policed and upended by determined harassers–to say nothing of how it has been used by stalkers and domestic abusers to find their targets. I myself have been the target of doxing because of my editorial writing. One would think that ICANN, which is charged with setting various protocols and standards for the entire internet, would not wish to be complicit in this ongoing disaster.

<http://feministing.com/2015/07/02/icannt-even-new-internet-standards-could-make-doxing-easier-than-ever/>

 

ICANN dragged into Gamergate as Whois reform cast as misogynist threat

What do ICANN’s current Whois privacy reform proposals have to do with the “Gamergate” controversy?

<http://domainincite.com/18867-icann-dragged-into-gamergate-as-whois-reform-cast-as-misogynist-threat>

 

The Crackdown on Domain Privacy Has to Stop

Have you ever wondered just how many domain names there are out there? Turns out, there are a lot! According to Verisign's Domain Industry Brief, there were a whopping 288 million domain names registered by the end of 2014, with 16.9 million new domains registered in 2014 alone.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-christopher-/domain-privacy_b_7700604.html>

 

Why Privacy Advocates Are Protesting Proposed Limits On Anonymous Domain Registration

The personal data of countless website owners could be vulnerable if a new proposal goes into effect.

<http://www.forbes.com/sites/abigailtracy/2015/07/02/why-privacy-advocates-are-protesting-proposed-limits-on-anonymous-domain-registration/>

 

Confessions of an Ex-Opponent of Whois Privacy by Mark Jeftovic

The following is the easyDNS response to ICANN's public comment period on GNSO Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group Initial Report. The public comment period is open until July 7, 2015. We strongly urge you to make your voice known by signing the petition over at Save Domain Privacy.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150703_confessions_of_an_ex_opponent_of_whois_privacy/>

 

New gTLD sales miss ICANN estimates by a mile

New gTLD registration volumes failed to live up to ICANN’s expectations by a long, long way in its fiscal 2015.

<http://domainincite.com/18857-new-gtld-sales-miss-icann-estimates-by-a-mile>

 

Search for Chehadé replacement gets under way

In a message sent to a number of Internet community email lists on June 28, ICANN Board member George Sadowsky confirmed the formation of a search committee for the person set to replace current ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé, whom a few weeks ago announced his intention to leave.

<http://post.milathan.com/2015/07/search-for-chehade-replacement-gets-under-way/>

 

Wrap-Up from ICANN 53

At ICANN 53, which we previewed last week, the scope of discussions at the meeting was far-ranging. However, as anticipated, significant attention was paid to the IANA stewardship transition, ICANN accountability reform processes, and the first round of the New gTLD Program.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/icann-53-review>

 

Report on ICANN53 in Buenos Aires

The CENTR report from ICANN53 in Buenos Aires is available and covers the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC sessions by topic and theme, with a special focus on the IANA Stewardship Transition.

<https://centr.org/news/icann53/06-29-2015/4291/report-icann53-buenos-aires>

 

ICANN 53: Another Milestone in the IANA Stewardship Transition Process

The IANA stewardship transition process reached an important milestone during the recent ICANN 53 meeting (21-25 June in Buenos Aires, Argentina), with all three of the IANA operational communities now having submitted their responses to the Request For Proposals issued last year by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG).

<https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/industry-developments/icann-53-another-milestone-in-the-iana-stewardship-transition-process>

 

Deutscher Abend ICANN 53

At the ICANN Meeting 53 in Buenos Aires ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé honored the "Deutscher Abend" ("German Evening") by DENIC and eco to welcome the participants.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/news/deutscher-abend-icann-53.html>

 

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Free .cloud domains on offer to pioneer brands

Aruba, the recently anointed .cloud gTLD registry, plans to give away up to 100 free .cloud domains to trademark owners as part of its launch program.

<http://domainincite.com/18861-free-cloud-domains-on-offer-to-pioneer-brands>

 

ie: Less than one week to go in domain consultation process

There is less than one week to go in the public consultation process on two-letter domain registration, the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) said. All interested parties are advised to have their say before the 30-day public consultation process ends on 9th July.

<https://www.iedr.ie/2015/07/less-than-one-week-to-go-in-domain-consultation-process/>

 

In Celebration of Marriage Equality: Each New .LGBT Name Donates $20 to the It Gets Better Project

.LGBT (dotLGBT) domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex civil marriage. From today through October 11, 2015 – National Coming Out Day – every new .LGBT web address registered will trigger a US$20 donation from Afilias to the It Gets Better Project.

<http://www.afilias.info/news/2015/07/01/celebration-marriage-equality-each-new-lgbt-name-donates-20-it-gets-better-project>

 

.work update

Minds + Machines Group Limited ... is pleased to announce that registrations within .work have now passed 55,000 positioning it in the top 20 of new TLDs launched under ICANN’s new gTLD programme.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/07/work-update/>

 

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New musical named after (and uses) new gTLD domain

A new stage musical, co-written by Blur front-man Damon Albarn, has opened in the UK this week, and it’s named after a new gTLD domain name.

<http://domainincite.com/18876-new-musical-named-after-and-uses-new-gtld-domain>

 

.WTF Domain Being Used In Privacy Campaign by Michele Neylon

ICANN comment periods on policy proposals don't normally garner much attention. In the case of the current comment period on proxy/privacy services, however, things are very different. To date several thousand comments have been filed, while the topic of the policy proposals has received media attention across hundreds of outlets.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150703_dot_wtf_domain_being_used_in_privacy_campaign/>

 

M+M sells net.work for $100,000

Minds + Machines has made its first six-figure new gTLD domain sale. The domain net.work was sold in a private deal to business consultancy BearingPoint for $100,000, the company said today.

<http://domainincite.com/18855-mm-sells-net-work-for-100000>

 

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Attackers abuse legacy routing protocol to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks [IDG]

Servers could be haunted by a ghost from the 1980s, as hackers have started abusing an obsolete routing protocol to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/578877/attackers-abuse-legacy-routing-protocol-amplify-distributed-denial-of-service-attacks/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/578877/attackers-abuse-legacy-routing-protocol-amplify-distributed-denial-of-service-attacks/>

 

Humans are the weakest link when it comes to encryption

“Encryption works,” said Edward Snowden in June 2013, in reply to a question from a Guardian reader about how he could protect his communications from NSA/GCHQ surveillance. “Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on.” Mr Snowden is a smart and thoughtful guy and he chooses his words with care. So note the qualifications in that sentence: “strong crypto” and “properly implemented”.

<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/05/encryption-humans-weakest-link>

 

Hacker Group Anonymous Targets Government Websites on Canada Day

Canadian government websites were attacked, and some disrupted by Anonymous hackers as the country celebrated its national holiday on Wednesday. Anonymous announced the attacks ahead of time, describing them as a protest against the recently passed anti-terror Bill C-51.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hacker-group-anonymous-targets-government-websites-on-canada-day>

 

The cybersecurity industry’s billion dollar scam

The cybersecurity industry can be romanticized as a crime-fighting cabal of protectors facing off against hackers to keep the Internet safe. In this version of the story, there are good guys and bad guys, and the good guys do everything they can to keep their adversaries at bay.

<http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/07/02/the-cybersecurity-industrys-billion-dollar-scam/>

 

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sex.com: ‘Pinterest of porn’ owners being sued for copyright infringement

One of the world’s largest online adult sites is being sued in U.S. District Court in Miami for copyright infringement, with plenty at stake. Hydentra LP, the plaintiff in the case, is not only demanding millions of dollars, but also to be awarded rights to the popular Sex.com domain name — which has been hotly contested over the years and sold for a record $13 million in 2010 — as well.

<http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article26207914.html>

 

Police Let Seized ‘Pirate’ Domains Expire, Some Up For Sale

A range of domains seized from 'pirate' sites by the UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit have been released back into the wild. After displaying a banner declaring them criminal operations and racking up millions of hits, many domains are up for grabs once more while others display ads.

<http://torrentfreak.com/police-let-seized-pirate-domains-expire-some-up-for-sale-150704/>

 

UDRP Spotlight – Identifying Free Speech on the Internet

As every American high school student knows, the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to free speech.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/identifying-free-speech-on-the-internet>

 

in: HC restrains college from using similar domain name

The Madras high court has granted an interim injunction restraining Amirta International Institute of Hotel Management in Coimbatiore and Trichy from using any domain name similar to 'Chennai Amirta.'

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/HC-restrains-college-from-using-similar-domain-name/articleshow/47951527.cms>

 

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Time's up for IPv4 as North America runs out of addresses

Sorry, the internet is full - in North America at least. The organisation that hands out IP addresses has finally run out of numbers.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/03/ipv4-north-america-ip-addresses-internet>

 

We’ve finally hit the breaking point for the original Internet

It's finally happened. The North American organization responsible for handing out new IP addresses says its banks have run dry.

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/07/02/weve-finally-hit-the-breaking-point-for-the-original-internet/>

 

It’s official: North America out of new IPv4 addresses

Remember how, a decade ago, we told you that the Internet was running out of IPv4 addresses? Well, it took a while, but that day is here now: Asia, Europe, and Latin America have been parceling out scraps for a year or more, and now the ARIN wait list is here for the US, Canada, and numerous North Atlantic and Caribbean islands. Only organizations in Africa can still get IPv4 addresses as needed. The good news is that IPv6 seems to be picking up the slack.

<http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/07/us-exhausts-new-ipv4-addresses-waitlist-begins/>

 

IPv4 address exhaustion comes to ARIN

An Internet milestone was reached overnight when ARIN, the Regional Internet address Registry for the USA, Canada and several Caribbean Islands, reached IPv4 address exhaustion.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/07/02/ipv4-address-exhaustion-comes-to-arin/>

 

The Story of IPv4 & IPv6: Redux

With the triggering of ARIN’s IPv4 waiting list, we thought it was a good time to update our popular ‘Story of IPv4 & IPv6′ infographics. So here they are again, one after the other on this page. Enjoy!

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/07/03/the-story-of-ipv4-ipv6-redux/>

 

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What Registrars should consider in a vendor partnership by Brendon Mitchell

More and more, business and web users are on the lookout for complementary products and services to support their online assets, and in most cases it makes sense to start their search at the same organisation from which they bought their domain name.

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/what-registrars-should-consider-in-a-vendor-partnership/>

 

Internet Society and Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to Co-host Summit Exploring Past, Present and Future of the Internet - Mitchell Baker, Vint Cerf, David Farber and Sebastian Thrun to provide insights into origins and future of the Internet

The Internet Society and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History have joined forces to co-host a summit entitled The Internet Age: Founders to Future. Prominent contributors to the rich history of the Internet will discuss the diverse elements that have enabled the innovations leading to the Internet Age and provide perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the Internet’s future.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-and-smithsonian%E2%80%99s-national-museum-american-history-co-host-summit-exploring>

 

Trademark Matching TLD Not Subject to Failure to Function Rule, Descriptive Anyway

A “failure to function” rule that may prevent the trademark registration of TLDs by registry operators and registrar services did not apply to a website operator whose service matched the naming convention of TLDs, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board held June 30.

<http://www.bna.com/trademark-matching-tld-n17179929012/>

 

THE Domain Conference Week Just Got Busier With Major Two-Day Meet Up for Business Women to Precede September Show in Fort Lauderdale

There was already considerable excitement surrounding the debut edition of THE Domain Conference, coming up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this fall, when a one-day DOMAINfest event was added to the show schedule a couple of weeks ago.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150703.htm>

 

eNom adds 2-factor authentication

Domain name investors who use eNom can now turn on two-factor authentication to secure their accounts.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/02/enom-adds-2-factor-authentication/>

 

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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in June 2015

Qube Managed Services had the most reliable website during June, responding successfully to all of Netcraft's requests.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/07/03/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-june-2015.html>

 

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For the Second Week in a Row a Six-Figure New gTLD Takes the Top Spot on the Domain Sales Chart

New gTLDs are starting to make some noise in the domain aftermarket. It is still very early in the game but for the second week in a row a new TLD has taken the top spot on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Just a week after Wine.club topped the elite list at $140,000, Autism.rocks climbed to the summit with a $100,000 sale at Sedo that is the 4th highest non .com gTLD sale reported so far this year.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150701.htm>

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When to post things to Facebook if you want the most likes

Facebook's elusive algorithm, the one that makes some posts super visible and others seemingly invisible, is something most Facebook users might never understand. But behind most far-reaching posts is at least one subtle but important factor everyone can grasp: good timing.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/02/when-to-post-things-to-facebook-if-you-want-the-most-likes/>

 

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au: Intellectual property rights set for new review

The Abbott government is preparing to submit intellectual property holders and users' rights to a review by the Productivity Commission, just as the vexed issue takes centre stage in negotiations for a US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

<http://www.afr.com/technology/intellectual-property-rights-set-for-new-review-20150705-gi4ra1>

 

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Should Google Always Tell the Truth?

What is Google’s responsibility to its searchers? In a Thursday panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Ashkan Soltani, the Federal Trade Commission’s chief technologist, offered a hypothetical that captured why that question is so difficult to answer.

<http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/07/should-google-always-tell-the-truth/397697/>

 

 

 

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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">An Unassuming Web Proposal Would Make Harassment Easier<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wired.com/2015/07/unassuming-web-proposal-make-harassment-easier/"><span>http://www.wired.com/2015/07/unassuming-web-proposal-make-harassment-easier/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;t Even: New Internet Standards Could Make Doxing Easier Than Ever<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://feministing.com/2015/07/02/icannt-even-new-internet-standards-could-make-doxing-easier-than-ever/"><span>http://feministing.com/2015/07/02/icannt-even-new-internet-standards-could-make-doxing-easier-than-ever/</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">New gTLD sales miss ICANN estimates by a mile<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18857-new-gtld-sales-miss-icann-estimates-by-a-mile"><span>http://domainincite.com/18857-new-gtld-sales-miss-icann-estimates-by-a-mile</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 musical named after (and uses) new gTLD domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18876-new-musical-named-after-and-uses-new-gtld-domain"><span>http://domainincite.com/18876-new-musical-named-after-and-uses-new-gtld-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">sex.com: &lsquo;Pinterest of porn&rsquo; owners being sued for copyright infringement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article26207914.html"><span>http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article26207914.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">Time's up for IPv4 as North America runs out of addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/03/ipv4-north-america-ip-addresses-internet"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/03/ipv4-north-america-ip-addresses-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA trademarks: The transition puzzle piece that refuses to fit<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the biggest controversies surrounding the IANA stewardship transition revolves around the fate of the IANA trademark and domain name (IANA.ORG). Both of these assets are currently owned by ICANN. But the IANA stewardship transition has raised questions about who or what should be their proper home.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/06/28/the-iana-trademarks-the-transition-puzzle-piece-that-refuses-to-fit/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/06/28/the-iana-trademarks-the-transition-puzzle-piece-that-refuses-to-fit/</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 book: Internet Governance by Contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In his new book Internet Governance by Contract professor Lee A. Bygrave at Department of Private Law, University of Oslo, examines the role of contract used for Internet Governance purposes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.norid.no/nytt/ig-by-contract.en.html"><span>https://www.norid.no/nytt/ig-by-contract.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">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EXTENDED: Proposed Schedule and Process/Operational Improvements for AoC and Organization Reviews<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Public Comment period for the Proposed Schedule and Process/Operational Improvements for AoC and Organizational Reviews has been extended. In view of the interest displayed by the community at ICANN53 in Buenos Aires, and in view of the impact that this has on the workload of the community, the comment period has been extended to 8 July 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-02-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Translation &amp; Transliteration of Conflict of Information Policy Development Process<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-02jul15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-02jul15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Indonesia's PANDI Contributes to Responsive and Resilient Internet with First L-Root Instance in Indonesia<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The first L-Root instance in Indonesia has been successfully installed in Jakarta, increasing the DNS's overall fault tolerance and its resilience against certain types of cyber threats, such as DDoS attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2015-07-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2015-07-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IP Justice Encourages ICANN to Protect the Privacy Rights of Internet Users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dear ICANN, Thank you for this opportunity to provide comment on the Review of the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement&rsquo;s Whois Accuracy Program Specification.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-encourages-icann-to-protect-the-privacy-rights-of-internet-users/"><span>http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-encourages-icann-to-protect-the-privacy-rights-of-internet-users/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Unassuming Web Proposal Would Make Harassment Easier<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The privacy of countless website owners is at risk, thanks to a proposal in front of the byzantine international organization at the heart of the Internet: ICANN. If adopted, the new proposal could limit access to proxy and privacy services, which protect domain registrants from having their home addresses exposed to everyone on the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wired.com/2015/07/unassuming-web-proposal-make-harassment-easier/"><span>http://www.wired.com/2015/07/unassuming-web-proposal-make-harassment-easier/</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 the Next Threat to Consumer Privacy Target the WHOIS Protocol?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Whether it's supporting net neutrality rules or reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Internet companies should be passionately devoting themselves to making the web a safer, more welcoming place. That's why two points in a proposal before ICANN -- that threatens to affect privacy services for domain registrants -- are cause for concern.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/02/will-next-threat-to-consumer-privacy-target-whois-protocol/"><span>http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/02/will-next-threat-to-consumer-privacy-target-whois-protocol/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247935"><span>http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247935</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&rsquo;t Even: New Internet Standards Could Make Doxing Easier Than Ever<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Doxing has become an all too familiar in the lives of internet-using women. The public posting of our home addresses is a particularly brutal way that our lives can be policed and upended by determined harassers&ndash;to say nothing of how it has been used by stalkers and domestic abusers to find their targets. I myself have been the target of doxing because of my editorial writing.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">One would think that ICANN, which is charged with setting various protocols and standards for the entire internet, would not wish to be complicit in this ongoing disaster.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://feministing.com/2015/07/02/icannt-even-new-internet-standards-could-make-doxing-easier-than-ever/"><span>http://feministing.com/2015/07/02/icannt-even-new-internet-standards-could-make-doxing-easier-than-ever/</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">ICANN dragged into Gamergate as Whois reform cast as misogynist threat<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What do ICANN&rsquo;s current Whois privacy reform proposals have to do with the &ldquo;Gamergate&rdquo; controversy?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18867-icann-dragged-into-gamergate-as-whois-reform-cast-as-misogynist-threat"><span>http://domainincite.com/18867-icann-dragged-into-gamergate-as-whois-reform-cast-as-misogynist-threat</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 Crackdown on Domain Privacy Has to Stop<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you ever wondered just how many domain names there are out there? Turns out, there are a lot! According to Verisign's Domain Industry Brief, there were a whopping 288 million domain names registered by the end of 2014, with 16.9 million new domains registered in 2014 alone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-christopher-/domain-privacy_b_7700604.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-christopher-/domain-privacy_b_7700604.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">Why Privacy Advocates Are Protesting Proposed Limits On Anonymous Domain Registration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The personal data of countless website owners could be vulnerable if a new proposal goes into effect.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/abigailtracy/2015/07/02/why-privacy-advocates-are-protesting-proposed-limits-on-anonymous-domain-registration/"><span>http://www.forbes.com/sites/abigailtracy/2015/07/02/why-privacy-advocates-are-protesting-proposed-limits-on-anonymous-domain-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">Confessions of an Ex-Opponent of Whois Privacy by Mark Jeftovic<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The following is the easyDNS response to ICANN's public comment period on GNSO Privacy &amp; Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group Initial Report. The public comment period is open until July 7, 2015. We strongly urge you to make your voice known by signing the petition over at Save Domain Privacy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150703_confessions_of_an_ex_opponent_of_whois_privacy/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150703_confessions_of_an_ex_opponent_of_whois_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">New gTLD sales miss ICANN estimates by a mile<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD registration volumes failed to live up to ICANN&rsquo;s expectations by a long, long way in its fiscal 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18857-new-gtld-sales-miss-icann-estimates-by-a-mile"><span>http://domainincite.com/18857-new-gtld-sales-miss-icann-estimates-by-a-mile</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 for Chehad&eacute; replacement gets under way<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a message sent to a number of Internet community email lists on June 28, ICANN Board member George Sadowsky confirmed the formation of a search committee for the person set to replace current ICANN CEO Fadi Chehad&eacute;, whom a few weeks ago announced his intention to leave.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/2015/07/search-for-chehade-replacement-gets-under-way/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/2015/07/search-for-chehade-replacement-gets-under-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">Wrap-Up from ICANN 53<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At ICANN 53, which we previewed last week, the scope of discussions at the meeting was far-ranging. However, as anticipated, significant attention was paid to the IANA stewardship transition, ICANN accountability reform processes, and the first round of the New gTLD Program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/icann-53-review"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/icann-53-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">Report on ICANN53 in Buenos Aires<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The CENTR report from ICANN53 in Buenos Aires is available and covers the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC sessions by topic and theme, with a special focus on the IANA Stewardship Transition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/icann53/06-29-2015/4291/report-icann53-buenos-aires"><span>https://centr.org/news/icann53/06-29-2015/4291/report-icann53-buenos-aires</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 53: Another Milestone in the IANA Stewardship Transition Process<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA stewardship transition process reached an important milestone during the recent ICANN 53 meeting (21-25 June in Buenos Aires, Argentina), with all three of the IANA operational communities now having submitted their responses to the Request For Proposals issued last year by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/industry-developments/icann-53-another-milestone-in-the-iana-stewardship-transition-process"><span>https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/industry-developments/icann-53-another-milestone-in-the-iana-stewardship-transition-process</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Deutscher Abend ICANN 53<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the ICANN Meeting 53 in Buenos Aires ICANN CEO Fadi Chehad&eacute; honored the "Deutscher Abend" ("German Evening") by DENIC and eco to welcome the participants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/news/deutscher-abend-icann-53.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/news/deutscher-abend-icann-53.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">Free .cloud domains on offer to pioneer brands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Aruba, the recently anointed .cloud gTLD registry, plans to give away up to 100 free .cloud domains to trademark owners as part of its launch program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18861-free-cloud-domains-on-offer-to-pioneer-brands"><span>http://domainincite.com/18861-free-cloud-domains-on-offer-to-pioneer-brands</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ie: Less than one week to go in domain consultation process<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There is less than one week to go in the public consultation process on two-letter domain registration, the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) said. All interested parties are advised to have their say before the 30-day public consultation process ends on 9th July.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.iedr.ie/2015/07/less-than-one-week-to-go-in-domain-consultation-process/"><span>https://www.iedr.ie/2015/07/less-than-one-week-to-go-in-domain-consultation-process/</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 Celebration of Marriage Equality: Each New .LGBT Name Donates $20 to the It Gets Better Project<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.LGBT (dotLGBT) domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court&rsquo;s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland&rsquo;s legalization of same-sex civil marriage. From today through October 11, 2015 &ndash; National Coming Out Day &ndash; every new .LGBT web address registered will trigger a US$20 donation from Afilias to the It Gets Better Project.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.afilias.info/news/2015/07/01/celebration-marriage-equality-each-new-lgbt-name-donates-20-it-gets-better-project"><span>http://www.afilias.info/news/2015/07/01/celebration-marriage-equality-each-new-lgbt-name-donates-20-it-gets-better-project</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">.work update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines Group Limited ... is pleased to announce that registrations within .work have now passed 55,000 positioning it in the top 20 of new TLDs launched under ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD programme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/07/work-update/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/07/work-update/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">New musical named after (and uses) new gTLD domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new stage musical, co-written by Blur front-man Damon Albarn, has opened in the UK this week, and it&rsquo;s named after a new gTLD domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18876-new-musical-named-after-and-uses-new-gtld-domain"><span>http://domainincite.com/18876-new-musical-named-after-and-uses-new-gtld-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">.WTF Domain Being Used In Privacy Campaign by Michele Neylon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN comment periods on policy proposals don't normally garner much attention. In the case of the current comment period on proxy/privacy services, however, things are very different. To date several thousand comments have been filed, while the topic of the policy proposals has received media attention across hundreds of outlets.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150703_dot_wtf_domain_being_used_in_privacy_campaign/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150703_dot_wtf_domain_being_used_in_privacy_campaign/</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 sells net.work for $100,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines has made its first six-figure new gTLD domain sale. The domain net.work was sold in a private deal to business consultancy BearingPoint for $100,000, the company said today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18855-mm-sells-net-work-for-100000"><span>http://domainincite.com/18855-mm-sells-net-work-for-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">**********************<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">Attackers abuse legacy routing protocol to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Servers could be haunted by a ghost from the 1980s, as hackers have started abusing an obsolete routing protocol to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/578877/attackers-abuse-legacy-routing-protocol-amplify-distributed-denial-of-service-attacks/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/578877/attackers-abuse-legacy-routing-protocol-amplify-distributed-denial-of-service-attacks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/578877/attackers-abuse-legacy-routing-protocol-amplify-distributed-denial-of-service-attacks/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/578877/attackers-abuse-legacy-routing-protocol-amplify-distributed-denial-of-service-attacks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Humans are the weakest link when it comes to encryption<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;Encryption works,&rdquo; said Edward Snowden in June 2013, in reply to a question from a Guardian reader about how he could protect his communications from NSA/GCHQ surveillance. &ldquo;Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on.&rdquo; Mr Snowden is a smart and thoughtful guy and he chooses his words with care. So note the qualifications in that sentence: &ldquo;strong crypto&rdquo; and &ldquo;properly implemented&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/05/encryption-humans-weakest-link"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/05/encryption-humans-weakest-link</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hacker Group Anonymous Targets Government Websites on Canada Day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Canadian government websites were attacked, and some disrupted by Anonymous hackers as the country celebrated its national holiday on Wednesday. Anonymous announced the attacks ahead of time, describing them as a protest against the recently passed anti-terror Bill C-51.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hacker-group-anonymous-targets-government-websites-on-canada-day"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hacker-group-anonymous-targets-government-websites-on-canada-day</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The cybersecurity industry&rsquo;s billion dollar scam<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The cybersecurity industry can be romanticized as a crime-fighting cabal of protectors facing off against hackers to keep the Internet safe. In this version of the story, there are good guys and bad guys, and the good guys do everything they can to keep their adversaries at bay.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/07/02/the-cybersecurity-industrys-billion-dollar-scam/"><span>http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/07/02/the-cybersecurity-industrys-billion-dollar-scam/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">sex.com: &lsquo;Pinterest of porn&rsquo; owners being sued for copyright infringement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the world&rsquo;s largest online adult sites is being sued in U.S. District Court in Miami for copyright infringement, with plenty at stake. Hydentra LP, the plaintiff in the case, is not only demanding millions of dollars, but also to be awarded rights to the popular Sex.com domain name &mdash; which has been hotly contested over the years and sold for a record $13 million in 2010 &mdash; as well.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article26207914.html"><span>http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article26207914.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">Police Let Seized &lsquo;Pirate&rsquo; Domains Expire, Some Up For Sale<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A range of domains seized from 'pirate' sites by the UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit have been released back into the wild. After displaying a banner declaring them criminal operations and racking up millions of hits, many domains are up for grabs once more while others display ads.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/police-let-seized-pirate-domains-expire-some-up-for-sale-150704/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/police-let-seized-pirate-domains-expire-some-up-for-sale-150704/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UDRP Spotlight &ndash; Identifying Free Speech on the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As every American high school student knows, the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to free speech.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/identifying-free-speech-on-the-internet"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/identifying-free-speech-on-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">in: HC restrains college from using similar domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Madras high court has granted an interim injunction restraining Amirta International Institute of Hotel Management in Coimbatiore and Trichy from using any domain name similar to 'Chennai Amirta.'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/HC-restrains-college-from-using-similar-domain-name/articleshow/47951527.cms"><span>http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/HC-restrains-college-from-using-similar-domain-name/articleshow/47951527.cms</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">Time's up for IPv4 as North America runs out of addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sorry, the internet is full - in North America at least. The organisation that hands out IP addresses has finally run out of numbers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/03/ipv4-north-america-ip-addresses-internet"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/03/ipv4-north-america-ip-addresses-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">We&rsquo;ve finally hit the breaking point for the original Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's finally happened. The North American organization responsible for handing out new IP addresses says its banks have run dry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/07/02/weve-finally-hit-the-breaking-point-for-the-original-internet/"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/07/02/weve-finally-hit-the-breaking-point-for-the-original-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">It&rsquo;s official: North America out of new IPv4 addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Remember how, a decade ago, we told you that the Internet was running out of IPv4 addresses? Well, it took a while, but that day is here now: Asia, Europe, and Latin America have been parceling out scraps for a year or more, and now the ARIN wait list is here for the US, Canada, and numerous North Atlantic and Caribbean islands. Only organizations in Africa can still get IPv4 addresses as needed. The good news is that IPv6 seems to be picking up the slack.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/07/us-exhausts-new-ipv4-addresses-waitlist-begins/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/07/us-exhausts-new-ipv4-addresses-waitlist-begins/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv4 address exhaustion comes to ARIN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Internet milestone was reached overnight when ARIN, the Regional Internet address Registry for the USA, Canada and several Caribbean Islands, reached IPv4 address exhaustion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/07/02/ipv4-address-exhaustion-comes-to-arin/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/07/02/ipv4-address-exhaustion-comes-to-arin/</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 Story of IPv4 &amp; IPv6: Redux<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With the triggering of ARIN&rsquo;s IPv4 waiting list, we thought it was a good time to update our popular &lsquo;Story of IPv4 &amp; IPv6&prime; infographics.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">So here they are again, one after the other on this page.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Enjoy!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/07/03/the-story-of-ipv4-ipv6-redux/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/07/03/the-story-of-ipv4-ipv6-redux/</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">What Registrars should consider in a vendor partnership by Brendon Mitchell</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More and more, business and web users are on the lookout for complementary products and services to support their online assets, and in most cases it makes sense to start their search at the same organisation from which they bought their domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/what-registrars-should-consider-in-a-vendor-partnership/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/what-registrars-should-consider-in-a-vendor-partnership/</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 and Smithsonian&rsquo;s National Museum of American History to Co-host Summit Exploring Past, Present and Future of the Internet - Mitchell Baker, Vint Cerf, David Farber and Sebastian Thrun to provide insights into origins and future of the Internet</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Society and the Smithsonian&rsquo;s National Museum of American History have joined forces to co-host a summit entitled The Internet Age: Founders to Future. Prominent contributors to the rich history of the Internet will discuss the diverse elements that have enabled the innovations leading to the Internet Age and provide perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the Internet&rsquo;s future.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-and-smithsonian%E2%80%99s-national-museum-american-history-co-host-summit-exploring"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-and-smithsonian%E2%80%99s-national-museum-american-history-co-host-summit-exploring</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">Trademark Matching TLD Not Subject to Failure to Function Rule, Descriptive Anyway<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A &ldquo;failure to function&rdquo; rule that may prevent the trademark registration of </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s by registry operators and registrar services did not apply to a website operator whose service matched the naming convention of TLDs, the U.S. Patent &amp; Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board held June 30.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/trademark-matching-tld-n17179929012/"><span>http://www.bna.com/trademark-matching-tld-n17179929012/</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">THE Domain Conference Week Just Got Busier With Major Two-Day Meet Up for Business Women to Precede September Show in Fort Lauderdale<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There was already considerable excitement surrounding the debut edition of THE Domain Conference, coming up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this fall, when a one-day DOMAINfest event was added to the show schedule a couple of weeks ago.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150703.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150703.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">eNom adds 2-factor authentication<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name investors who use eNom can now turn on two-factor authentication to secure their accounts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/02/enom-adds-2-factor-authentication/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/02/enom-adds-2-factor-authentication/</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"> - 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 June 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Qube Managed Services had the most reliable website during June, responding successfully to all of Netcraft's requests.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/07/03/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-june-2015.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/07/03/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-june-2015.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">For the Second Week in a Row a Six-Figure New gTLD Takes the Top Spot on the Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLDs are starting to make some noise in the domain aftermarket. It is still very early in the game but for the second week in a row a new TLD has taken the top spot on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Just a week after Wine.club topped the elite list at $140,000, Autism.rocks climbed to the summit with a $100,000 sale at Sedo that is the 4th highest non .com gTLD sale reported so far this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150701.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150701.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When to post things to Facebook if you want the most likes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook's elusive algorithm, the one that makes some posts super visible and others seemingly invisible, is something most Facebook users might never understand. But behind most far-reaching posts is at least one subtle but important factor everyone can grasp: good timing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/02/when-to-post-things-to-facebook-if-you-want-the-most-likes/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/02/when-to-post-things-to-facebook-if-you-want-the-most-likes/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BRAND PROTECTION &amp; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Intellectual property rights set for new review<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Abbott government is preparing to submit intellectual property holders and users' rights to a review by the Productivity Commission, just as the vexed issue takes centre stage in negotiations for a US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/technology/intellectual-property-rights-set-for-new-review-20150705-gi4ra1"><span>http://www.afr.com/technology/intellectual-property-rights-set-for-new-review-20150705-gi4ra1</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">Should Google Always Tell the Truth?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What is Google&rsquo;s responsibility to its searchers? In a Thursday panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Ashkan Soltani, the Federal Trade Commission&rsquo;s chief technologist, offered a hypothetical that captured why that question is so difficult to answer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/07/should-google-always-tell-the-truth/397697/"><span>http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/07/should-google-always-tell-the-truth/397697/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"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 | 2 Jul 00:11 2015

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Global Domain Registrations Climb Six Million To 294 Million In First Quarter 2015: Verisign

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/01/global-registrations-294m-verisign/>

 

You might be surprised how many new gTLDs have changed hands already

<http://domainincite.com/18849-you-might-be-surprised-how-many-new-gtlds-have-changed-hands-already>

 

Want an IPv4 address? Get in line

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/578819/want-an-ipv4-address-get-line/>

 

 

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Call for Expressions of Interest for 2016 | Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect - ICANN EXTENDS TIME TO SUBMIT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST THROUGH 20 JULY 2015

ICANN is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2016 Nominating Committee (NomCom) - that of the 2016 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-01-en>

 

CIIO Perspectives- Volume 3 by Ash Rangan

A few weeks back, I blogged about how ICANN manages its IT assets and digital services in light of cyber-security threats. I also wrote at the time that we have engaged a globally-recognized, independent third party to annually audit ICANN's security controls, and I committed to occasionally blog about our journey.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ciio-perspectives-volume-3>

 

Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Lorri Christou

New gTLD Applications for CRUISE

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-christou-30jun15-en.pdf>

 

ICG Announces Upcoming Meetings

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group will meet in Los Angeles from 18-19 September. Further details will be announced.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-29-en>

 

GNSO Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information Policy Development Process (PDP) Recommendations for Board Consideration

Brief Overview: This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain community input on the seven recommendations of the Generic Names Supporting Organization's Policy Development Process on Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/transliteration-contact-recommendations-2015-06-29-en>

 

SOPA rhetoric revived in debate over WHOIS privacy

Over the past week ICANN has been deluged with public comments focused on the use of privacy and proxy services, which allow a domain name registrants’ personal details to be hidden from public view. The submissions followed a call for internet users to speak out against proposals, which are being linked to the ill-fated Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ca60f6ee-3566-4cc3-8f9b-5e083eaccc46>

 

Go Daddy advertising privacy petition on Facebook

Go Daddy appears to be putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to arguments about domain privacy.

<http://domainincite.com/18840-go-daddy-advertising-privacy-petition-on-facebook>

 

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Internet Grows to 294 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter of 2015

VeriSign ... announced six million domain names were added to the Internet in the first quarter of 2015, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 294 million worldwide across all TLDs as of March 31, 2015, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief.

<http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduLm13bmV3c3Jvb20uY29tL2FydGljbGUvcnNzP2lkPTE5NjMzMDc%3D>

 

Verisign Q1’15 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 294 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter of 2015

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the Internet grew by six million domain names in the first quarter of 2015, and closed with a base of 294 million domain names across all TLDs. This is a 1.9 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2014.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_q1_15_domain_name>

 

Global Domain Registrations Climb Six Million To 294 Million In First Quarter 2015: Verisign

The total number of domain names registered across all TLDs around the world grew by six million in the first quarter of 2015, to a total of 294 million domains as of 31 March, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief from Verisign released Tuesday.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23984>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/01/global-registrations-294m-verisign/>

 

dotAfrica delays frustrating

The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) and DNS recently met with ICANN regarding the ongoing dispute over the .africa TLD.

<http://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/130924-dotafrica-delays-frustrating.html>

 

Bulgaria looking for an IDN registry operator

The Bulgarian government is looking for a company to run the registry for its recently awarded .бг internationalized domain name.

<http://domainincite.com/18847-bulgaria-looking-for-an-idn-registry-operator>

 

8,000 Premium .Club domains available through registrars tomorrow

Starting July 1, you’ll be able to buy premium .Club domain names through the registrar channel.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/30/8000-premium-club-domains/>

 

Afilias promises cash for LGBT cause with .lgbt sales

Afilias has promised to donate a slice of .lgbt registration fees to a LGBT organization for the next few months.

<http://domainincite.com/18835-afilias-promises-cash-for-lgbt-cause-with-lgbt-sales>

 

New Zealand adds 3,760 .nz domain names in May

New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has announced that the number of active .nz domain name registrations has increased to 644,102 by end-May, from 640,342 at 30 April.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-3760-nz-domain-names-in-may--1089735>

 

From Google.sucks to HillaryClinton.sucks, here are the biggest .sucks domains that have been taken

HillaryClinton.sucks is taken. So is Google.sucks, Yelp.sucks, MarkZuckerberg.sucks and AmherstCollege.sucks. In the case of that last one, there's already a Web site tied to that address — one that asks visitors: "What do you think sucks about Amherst College?"

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/30/what-do-hillary-clinton-marvel-and-uber-have-in-common-their-sucks-sites-have-all-been-taken/>

 

Saga Of .Sucks Domain Generates Laughter, Agony

Have you checked out the .sucks domain debacle? No? It’s the latest clown show.

<http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerkay/2015/06/29/saga-of-sucks-domain-generates-laughter-agony/>

 

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You might be surprised how many new gTLDs have changed hands already

At least 86 new gTLD registry contracts have changed hands since the end of 2013, I have discovered.

<http://domainincite.com/18849-you-might-be-surprised-how-many-new-gtlds-have-changed-hands-already>

 

UK brands face troll threat from TLD sale

Nearly 80% of UK brands are yet to purchase controversial domain names like .suks, which became available to public on 21st June.

<http://www.cbronline.com/news/uk-brands-face-troll-threat-from-top-level-domain-sale-4611062>

 

This week’s new TLDs: .Golf, .Gold and .Date

Famous Four Media launches three TLDs in general availability on Wednesday. All of the domain names can be registered for about $25-$30.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/29/golf-gold-and-date/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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VPNs may not protect your information as well as you think

VPNs (virtual private networks) are a popular choice for sidestepping censorship and geographic restrictions on services like Netflix with more than 20 percent of Europeans using them. However, researchers at the Queen Mary, University of London recently examined 14 of the region's most popular VPN providers and found nearly all of them leaked information about their users to some degree. These leaks ranged from minor, ie what site you visited, to major infractions including the actual content of your communications.

<http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/30/vpns-leak-your-information/>

 

Virtual Private Networks leak users’ data, study finds

Virtual Private Networks used to encrypt users’ information against surveillance and hacking could actually leak private data due to a newly discovered vulnerability.

<http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2015/jun/virtual-private-networks-leak-data.cfm>

 

VPNs are so insecure you might as well wear a KICK ME sign

A team of five researchers from universities in London and Rome have identified that 14 of the top commercial virtual private networks in the world leak IP data.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/30/worlds_best_vpns_fall_flat_in_security_tests>

 

Securing Critical Infrastructure

Industrial automation and control systems are increasingly online, sending out information and receiving commands from local and remote control centers and corporate data systems. Technologies in this Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have tremendous potential to improve operations, reduce costs, enhance safety, increase revenue, and transform industrial processes. We cannot let security concerns undermine this transformation; security should enable it.

<http://www.darkreading.com/partner-perspectives/intel/securing-critical-infrastructure-/a/d-id/1321123>

 

OpenDNS Acquisition Gives Cisco Big Security Data

Cisco continues to spend on security, today announcing its intent to acquire San Francisco-based OpenDNS for $635 million.

<https://threatpost.com/opendns-acquisition-gives-cisco-big-security-data/113563>

 

Here's why Cisco will spend $635 million in cash on OpenDNS

Cisco plans to acquire Internet security firm OpenDNS for $635 million in cash. The deal is yet another indication of how serious the networking company is about the Internet of things.

<http://fortune.com/2015/06/30/cisco-buys-opendns/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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First example of .sucks cybersquatting?

The .sucks domain has been generally available for a little over a week now, and I’ve found what may be the first example of somebody attempting to sell one to a brand owner.

<http://domainincite.com/18833-first-example-of-sucks-cybersquatting>

 

id: Netflix case sets precedent for new domain name arbitration procedure [registration]

A dispute over the domain name ‘netflix.id’, decided in May this year, has set a clear precedent for Indonesia's new domain name arbitration procedure. Indonesian domain name registrar PANDI recently established an arbitration system for Indonesian ccTLDs.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=e878ff8e-5d3b-48fe-83d6-25c6552b68a9>

 

Spamming owners of newly registered domain names

We all know that people mine whois databases to sell stuff. It’s incredibly cheap and easy to do these days: compare the zone files, get the new registrations, and then run whois lookups. There are even people selling the entire .com whois database for a few hundred bucks.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/29/spamming-owners-of-newly-registered-domain-names/>

 

Cybersquatting lawsuit filed over domain name registered 16 years before plaintiff’s use

New York company Office Space Solutions, Inc. has filed a cybersquatting lawsuit against Jason Kneen of Great Britain over the domain name WorkBetter.com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/29/cybersquatting-lawsuit-workbetter/>

 

LinkedIn wins case against Irish man in ‘.ie’ row

A worldwide intellectual property watchdog has ruled that an Irishman cannot keep the Linkedin.ie domain name after the employment network LinkedIn.com made a complaint.

<http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/linkedin-wins-case-against-irish-man-in-ie-row-340008.html>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Want an IPv4 address? Get in line

The stockpile of unused IPv4 addresses in North America has fallen so low that there's now a waiting list.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/578819/want-an-ipv4-address-get-line/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/578819/want-an-ipv4-address-get-line/>

 

ARIN Activates IPv4 Unmet Requests Policy

ARIN activated the IPv4 Unmet Requests policy (NRPM 4.1.8) this week with the approval of an address request that was larger than the available inventory in the regional IPv4 free pool.

<https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150701.html>

 

Time for IPv6 is upon us says Infoblox as it offers migration tool

System administrators tired of watching their organisation’s dwindling pool of IPv4 addresses are being offered assistance from a new online tool that claims it can help them with the process of generating an IPv6 migration plan.

<http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/time-for-ipv6-is-upon-us-says-infoblox-as-it-offers-migration-tool-3618205/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Court Orders Namecheap to Identify Pirate Site Operator

Registrar Namecheap has been ordered to hand over the personal and financial details of one of its customers who's suspected of operating the new Grooveshark website. The order comes after a request from the RIAA and is also directed at Cloudflare, Dynadot and Nodisto.

<http://torrentfreak.com/court-orders-namecheap-to-identify-pirate-site-operator-150629/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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How the internet still fails disabled people

Elaine suffers from depression and anxiety. A psychiatric nurse suggested that she learn how to use a computer to keep in contact with her family so that she didn’t feel so isolated. So Elaine decided to attend one-to-one tutorials at Cambridge Online. “I’m in my 50s. We didn’t have computers when I was at school, so it was quite a job to teach me. I didn’t even know how to use a keyboard and was afraid if I hit a wrong button, I would break it.”

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/29/disabled-people-internet-extra-costs-commission-scope>

 

Study Suggests That Google Has Its Thumb on Scale in Search

Google entices people to search by promising links to the best that the web has to offer. But research released Monday, led by top academics but paid for by one of Google’s rivals, suggests that Google sometimes alters results to play up its own content despite people’s preferences.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/business/study-suggests-that-google-has-its-thumb-on-scale-in-search.html>

 

When it comes to online shopping, we’re browsing more and buying less

It’s only getting harder for retailers to close the deal with online shoppers. A new report has found that customers are leaving retailers’ Web sites more frequently without buying anything and, when they do open their wallets, they are spending less on average per order.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2015/06/30/when-it-comes-to-online-shopping-were-browsing-more-and-buying-less/>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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How Television Won the Internet by Michael Wolff

Rupert Murdoch recently appointed his son James chief executive of 21st Century Fox, prompting the obvious question: How can a guy whose main credential is a silver spoon compete with Silicon Valley’s meritocratic coders and entrepreneurs?

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/29/opinion/how-television-won-the-internet.html>

 

Australia's 'pirate blocking' law a dud

Australia has taken a dark turn toward trying to control the internet access of its residents. Its government last week passed legislation to block certain websites, specifically sites that provide access to pirated movies, TV shows and music.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/69696148/australias-pirate-blocking-law-a-dud>

 

How Many Records Would Be Sold Without Piracy

As Tone Deaf recently reported, it seems the end for piracy in Australia could be nigh. The federal government have passed a bill giving power to rights holders to go after websites they see infringing on their content and have them banned by local ISPs.

<http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/452593/how-many-records-would-be-sold-without-piracy.htm>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Why we are resigned to giving our data to corporate spies

‘The business model of the internet,” writes the security expert Bruce Schneier in his excellent new book Data and Goliath, “is surveillance.” States engage in it for their own inscrutable purposes and – as we know from Edward Snowden – they do it on a colossal scale. But the giant internet companies do it too, on an equally large scale. The only difference is that they claim that they do it with our consent, whereas the state doesn’t really bother with that.

<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/28/why-we-give-our-data-to-corporate-spies-surveillance>

 

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CENSORSHIP

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Australia bans 220 video games in four months

Australia has banned more than four times as many computer games in the past four months than in the entire period from 1994-2014, as the Government adopts a new model for classifying games sold through digital storefronts.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-30/australia-bans-220-video-games-in-four-months/6582100>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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Australia’s digital future needs bipartisan support

The internet is vital to creating 21st century jobs, developing new businesses, linking regional and remote communities and fostering innovative ways of delivering health and education services — few would question that premise.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australias-digital-future-needs-bipartisan-support/story-e6frgb0o-1227420660359>

 

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David Goldstein

 

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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">Global Domain Registrations Climb Six Million To 294 Million In First Quarter 2015: Verisign<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/01/global-registrations-294m-verisign/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/01/global-registrations-294m-verisign/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You might be surprised how many new gTLDs have changed hands already<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18849-you-might-be-surprised-how-many-new-gtlds-have-changed-hands-already"><span>http://domainincite.com/18849-you-might-be-surprised-how-many-new-gtlds-have-changed-hands-already</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Want an IPv4 address? Get in line<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/578819/want-an-ipv4-address-get-line/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/578819/want-an-ipv4-address-get-line/</span></a>&gt;<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">Call for Expressions of Interest for 2016 | Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect - ICANN EXTENDS TIME TO SUBMIT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST THROUGH 20 JULY 2015</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2016 Nominating Committee (NomCom) - that of the 2016 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CIIO Perspectives- Volume 3 by Ash Rangan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A few weeks back, I blogged about how ICANN manages its IT assets and digital services in light of cyber-security threats. I also wrote at the time that we have engaged a globally-recognized, independent third party to annually audit ICANN's security controls, and I committed to occasionally blog about our journey.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ciio-perspectives-volume-3"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ciio-perspectives-volume-3</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Lorri Christou</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Applications for CRUISE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-christou-30jun15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-christou-30jun15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICG Announces Upcoming Meetings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group will meet in Los Angeles from 18-19 September. Further details will be announced.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-29-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information Policy Development Process (PDP) Recommendations for Board Consideration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brief Overview: This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain community input on the seven recommendations of the Generic Names Supporting Organization's Policy Development Process on Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/transliteration-contact-recommendations-2015-06-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/transliteration-contact-recommendations-2015-06-29-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOPA rhetoric revived in debate over WHOIS privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over the past week ICANN has been deluged with public comments focused on the use of privacy and proxy services, which allow a domain name registrants&rsquo; personal details to be hidden from public view. The submissions followed a call for internet users to speak out against proposals, which are being linked to the ill-fated Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ca60f6ee-3566-4cc3-8f9b-5e083eaccc46"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ca60f6ee-3566-4cc3-8f9b-5e083eaccc46</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Go Daddy advertising privacy petition on Facebook<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Go Daddy appears to be putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to arguments about domain privacy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18840-go-daddy-advertising-privacy-petition-on-facebook"><span>http://domainincite.com/18840-go-daddy-advertising-privacy-petition-on-facebook</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Grows to 294 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter of 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">VeriSign ... announced six million domain names were added to the Internet in the first quarter of 2015, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 294 million worldwide across all TLDs as of March 31, 2015, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduLm13bmV3c3Jvb20uY29tL2FydGljbGUvcnNzP2lkPTE5NjMzMDc%3D"><span>http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduLm13bmV3c3Jvb20uY29tL2FydGljbGUvcnNzP2lkPTE5NjMzMDc%3D</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign Q1&rsquo;15 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 294 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter of 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the Internet grew by six million domain names in the first quarter of 2015, and closed with a base of 294 million domain names across all TLDs. This is a 1.9 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_q1_15_domain_name"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_q1_15_domain_name</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Global Domain Registrations Climb Six Million To 294 Million In First Quarter 2015: Verisign<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The total number of domain names registered across all TLDs around the world grew by six million in the first quarter of 2015, to a total of 294 million domains as of 31 March, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief from Verisign released Tuesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23984"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23984</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/01/global-registrations-294m-verisign/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/01/global-registrations-294m-verisign/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">dotAfrica delays frustrating<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) and DNS recently met with ICANN regarding the ongoing dispute over the .africa TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/130924-dotafrica-delays-frustrating.html"><span>http://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/130924-dotafrica-delays-frustrating.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">Bulgaria looking for an IDN registry operator<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Bulgarian government is looking for a company to run the registry for its recently awarded .</span><span lang="RU">&#1073;&#1075; internationalized domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18847-bulgaria-looking-for-an-idn-registry-operator"><span>http://domainincite.com/18847-bulgaria-looking-for-an-idn-registry-operator</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">8,000 Premium .Club domains available through registrars tomorrow<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Starting July 1, you&rsquo;ll be able to buy premium .Club domain names through the registrar channel.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/30/8000-premium-club-domains/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/30/8000-premium-club-domains/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Afilias promises cash for LGBT cause with .lgbt sales<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Afilias has promised to donate a slice of .lgbt registration fees to a LGBT organization for the next few months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18835-afilias-promises-cash-for-lgbt-cause-with-lgbt-sales"><span>http://domainincite.com/18835-afilias-promises-cash-for-lgbt-cause-with-lgbt-sales</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 adds 3,760 .nz domain names in May<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has announced that the number of active .nz domain name registrations has increased to 644,102 by end-May, from 640,342 at 30 April.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-3760-nz-domain-names-in-may--1089735"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-3760-nz-domain-names-in-may--1089735</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From Google.sucks to HillaryClinton.sucks, here are the biggest .sucks domains that have been taken<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">HillaryClinton.sucks is taken. So is Google.sucks, Yelp.sucks, MarkZuckerberg.sucks and AmherstCollege.sucks. In the case of that last one, there's already a Web site tied to that address &mdash; one that asks visitors: "What do you think sucks about Amherst College?"<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/30/what-do-hillary-clinton-marvel-and-uber-have-in-common-their-sucks-sites-have-all-been-taken/"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/30/what-do-hillary-clinton-marvel-and-uber-have-in-common-their-sucks-sites-have-all-been-taken/</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">Saga Of .Sucks Domain Generates Laughter, Agony<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you checked out the .sucks domain debacle? No? It&rsquo;s the latest clown show.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerkay/2015/06/29/saga-of-sucks-domain-generates-laughter-agony/"><span>http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerkay/2015/06/29/saga-of-sucks-domain-generates-laughter-agony/</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">You might be surprised how many new gTLDs have changed hands already<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At least 86 new gTLD registry contracts have changed hands since the end of 2013, I have discovered.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18849-you-might-be-surprised-how-many-new-gtlds-have-changed-hands-already"><span>http://domainincite.com/18849-you-might-be-surprised-how-many-new-gtlds-have-changed-hands-already</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 brands face troll threat from TLD sale<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nearly 80% of UK brands are yet to purchase controversial domain names like .suks, which became available to public on 21st June.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cbronline.com/news/uk-brands-face-troll-threat-from-top-level-domain-sale-4611062"><span>http://www.cbronline.com/news/uk-brands-face-troll-threat-from-top-level-domain-sale-4611062</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&rsquo;s new TLDs: .Golf, .Gold and .Date<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four Media launches three </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s in general availability on Wednesday. All of the domain names can be registered for about $25-$30.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/29/golf-gold-and-date/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/29/golf-gold-and-date/</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"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">VPNs may not protect your information as well as you think<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">VPNs (virtual private networks) are a popular choice for sidestepping censorship and geographic restrictions on services like Netflix with more than 20 percent of Europeans using them. However, researchers at the Queen Mary, University of London recently examined 14 of the region's most popular VPN providers and found nearly all of them leaked information about their users to some degree. These leaks ranged from minor, ie what site you visited, to major infractions including the actual content of your communications.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/30/vpns-leak-your-information/"><span>http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/30/vpns-leak-your-information/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Virtual Private Networks leak users&rsquo; data, study finds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Virtual Private Networks used to encrypt users&rsquo; information against surveillance and hacking could actually leak private data due to a newly discovered vulnerability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2015/jun/virtual-private-networks-leak-data.cfm"><span>http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2015/jun/virtual-private-networks-leak-data.cfm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">VPNs are so insecure you might as well wear a KICK ME sign<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A team of five researchers from universities in London and Rome have identified that 14 of the top commercial virtual private networks in the world leak IP data.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/30/worlds_best_vpns_fall_flat_in_security_tests"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/30/worlds_best_vpns_fall_flat_in_security_tests</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Securing Critical Infrastructure<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Industrial automation and control systems are increasingly online, sending out information and receiving commands from local and remote control centers and corporate data systems. Technologies in this Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have tremendous potential to improve operations, reduce costs, enhance safety, increase revenue, and transform industrial processes. We cannot let security concerns undermine this transformation; security should enable it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/partner-perspectives/intel/securing-critical-infrastructure-/a/d-id/1321123"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/partner-perspectives/intel/securing-critical-infrastructure-/a/d-id/1321123</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">OpenDNS Acquisition Gives Cisco Big Security Data<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cisco continues to spend on security, today announcing its intent to acquire San Francisco-based OpenDNS for $635 million.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/opendns-acquisition-gives-cisco-big-security-data/113563"><span>https://threatpost.com/opendns-acquisition-gives-cisco-big-security-data/113563</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Here's why Cisco will spend $635 million in cash on OpenDNS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cisco plans to acquire Internet security firm OpenDNS for $635 million in cash. The deal is yet another indication of how serious the networking company is about the Internet of things.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://fortune.com/2015/06/30/cisco-buys-opendns/"><span>http://fortune.com/2015/06/30/cisco-buys-opendns/</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">First example of .sucks cybersquatting?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .sucks domain has been generally available for a little over a week now, and I&rsquo;ve found what may be the first example of somebody attempting to sell one to a brand owner.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18833-first-example-of-sucks-cybersquatting"><span>http://domainincite.com/18833-first-example-of-sucks-cybersquatting</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">id: Netflix case sets precedent for new domain name arbitration procedure [registration]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A dispute over the domain name &lsquo;netflix.id&rsquo;, decided in May this year, has set a clear precedent for Indonesia's new domain name arbitration procedure. Indonesian domain name registrar PANDI recently established an arbitration system for Indonesian ccTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=e878ff8e-5d3b-48fe-83d6-25c6552b68a9"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=e878ff8e-5d3b-48fe-83d6-25c6552b68a9</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Spamming owners of newly registered domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We all know that people mine whois databases to sell stuff. It&rsquo;s incredibly cheap and easy to do these days: compare the zone files, get the new registrations, and then run whois lookups. There are even people selling the entire .com whois database for a few hundred bucks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/29/spamming-owners-of-newly-registered-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/29/spamming-owners-of-newly-registered-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">Cybersquatting lawsuit filed over domain name registered 16 years before plaintiff&rsquo;s use<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New York company Office Space Solutions, Inc. has filed a cybersquatting lawsuit against Jason Kneen of Great Britain over the domain name WorkBetter.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/29/cybersquatting-lawsuit-workbetter/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/29/cybersquatting-lawsuit-workbetter/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">LinkedIn wins case against Irish man in &lsquo;.ie&rsquo; row<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A worldwide intellectual property watchdog has ruled that an Irishman cannot keep the Linkedin.ie domain name after the employment network LinkedIn.com made a complaint.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/linkedin-wins-case-against-irish-man-in-ie-row-340008.html"><span>http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/linkedin-wins-case-against-irish-man-in-ie-row-340008.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"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Want an IPv4 address? Get in line<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The stockpile of unused IPv4 addresses in North America has fallen so low that there's now a waiting list.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/578819/want-an-ipv4-address-get-line/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/578819/want-an-ipv4-address-get-line/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/578819/want-an-ipv4-address-get-line/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/578819/want-an-ipv4-address-get-line/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ARIN Activates IPv4 Unmet Requests Policy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ARIN activated the IPv4 Unmet Requests policy (NRPM 4.1.8) this week with the approval of an address request that was larger than the available inventory in the regional IPv4 free pool.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150701.html"><span>https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150701.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">Time for IPv6 is upon us says Infoblox as it offers migration tool<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">System administrators tired of watching their organisation&rsquo;s dwindling pool of IPv4 addresses are being offered assistance from a new online tool that claims it can help them with the process of generating an IPv6 migration plan.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/time-for-ipv6-is-upon-us-says-infoblox-as-it-offers-migration-tool-3618205/"><span>http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/time-for-ipv6-is-upon-us-says-infoblox-as-it-offers-migration-tool-3618205/</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">Court Orders Namecheap to Identify Pirate Site Operator<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registrar Namecheap has been ordered to hand over the personal and financial details of one of its customers who's suspected of operating the new Grooveshark website. The order comes after a request from the RIAA and is also directed at Cloudflare, Dynadot and Nodisto.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/court-orders-namecheap-to-identify-pirate-site-operator-150629/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/court-orders-namecheap-to-identify-pirate-site-operator-150629/</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">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How the internet still fails disabled people<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Elaine suffers from depression and anxiety. A psychiatric nurse suggested that she learn how to use a computer to keep in contact with her family so that she didn&rsquo;t feel so isolated. So Elaine decided to attend one-to-one tutorials at Cambridge Online. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m in my 50s. We didn&rsquo;t have computers when I was at school, so it was quite a job to teach me. I didn&rsquo;t even know how to use a keyboard and was afraid if I hit a wrong button, I would break it.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/29/disabled-people-internet-extra-costs-commission-scope"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/29/disabled-people-internet-extra-costs-commission-scope</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">Study Suggests That Google Has Its Thumb on Scale in Search<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google entices people to search by promising links to the best that the web has to offer. But research released Monday, led by top academics but paid for by one of Google&rsquo;s rivals, suggests that Google sometimes alters results to play up its own content despite people&rsquo;s preferences.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/business/study-suggests-that-google-has-its-thumb-on-scale-in-search.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/business/study-suggests-that-google-has-its-thumb-on-scale-in-search.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">When it comes to online shopping, we&rsquo;re browsing more and buying less<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s only getting harder for retailers to close the deal with online shoppers. A new report has found that customers are leaving retailers&rsquo; Web sites more frequently without buying anything and, when they do open their wallets, they are spending less on average per order.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2015/06/30/when-it-comes-to-online-shopping-were-browsing-more-and-buying-less/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2015/06/30/when-it-comes-to-online-shopping-were-browsing-more-and-buying-less/</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">How Television Won the Internet by Michael Wolff</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rupert Murdoch recently appointed his son James chief executive of 21st Century Fox, prompting the obvious question: How can a guy whose main credential is a silver spoon compete with Silicon Valley&rsquo;s meritocratic coders and entrepreneurs?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/29/opinion/how-television-won-the-internet.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/29/opinion/how-television-won-the-internet.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">Australia's 'pirate blocking' law a dud<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia has taken a dark turn toward trying to control the internet access of its residents. Its government last week passed legislation to block certain websites, specifically sites that provide access to pirated movies, TV shows and music.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/69696148/australias-pirate-blocking-law-a-dud"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/69696148/australias-pirate-blocking-law-a-dud</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 Many Records Would Be Sold Without Piracy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As Tone Deaf recently reported, it seems the end for piracy in Australia could be nigh. The federal government have passed a bill giving power to rights holders to go after websites they see infringing on their content and have them banned by local ISPs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/452593/how-many-records-would-be-sold-without-piracy.htm"><span>http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/452593/how-many-records-would-be-sold-without-piracy.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">**********************<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">Why we are resigned to giving our data to corporate spies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lsquo;The business model of the internet,&rdquo; writes the security expert Bruce Schneier in his excellent new book Data and Goliath, &ldquo;is surveillance.&rdquo; States engage in it for their own inscrutable purposes and &ndash; as we know from Edward Snowden &ndash; they do it on a colossal scale. But the giant internet companies do it too, on an equally large scale. The only difference is that they claim that they do it with our consent, whereas the state doesn&rsquo;t really bother with that.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/28/why-we-give-our-data-to-corporate-spies-surveillance"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/28/why-we-give-our-data-to-corporate-spies-surveillance</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENSORSHIP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia bans 220 video games in four months<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia has banned more than four times as many computer games in the past four months than in the entire period from 1994-2014, as the Government adopts a new model for classifying games sold through digital storefronts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-30/australia-bans-220-video-games-in-four-months/6582100"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-30/australia-bans-220-video-games-in-four-months/6582100</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; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia&rsquo;s digital future needs bipartisan support<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet is vital to creating 21st century jobs, developing new businesses, linking regional and remote communities and fostering innovative ways of delivering health and education services &mdash; few would question that premise. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australias-digital-future-needs-bipartisan-support/story-e6frgb0o-1227420660359"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australias-digital-future-needs-bipartisan-support/story-e6frgb0o-1227420660359</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"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 | 23 Jun 04:08 2015

just checking on the domain news - are links broken?

Hi all,

 

One of the DNS list subscribers has commented that links are broken for them on the domain news I send through. I don’t have a problem with the email addresses (yes, 2) I subscribe through. But does anyone else? If so, let me know what email client and operating system you’re using.

 

Cheers

David

 

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David Goldstein

 

email: david-fFZw+eeu8ZeEIh0G+OVocUEOCMrvLtNR@public.gmane.org

web: http://goldsteinreport.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport

phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home

 

"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

 

<div><div class="WordSection1">
<p class="MsoNormal">Hi all,<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">One of the DNS list subscribers has commented that links are broken for them on the domain news I send through. I don&rsquo;t have a problem with the email addresses (yes, 2) I subscribe through. But does anyone else? If so, let me know what email client and operating system you&rsquo;re using.<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Cheers<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">David<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"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 | 22 Jun 06:44 2015

auDA domain news - 22 June

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GOVERNANCE

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IANA Transition Slipping; Technical Communities Ask For Phases

Preparations for transitioning the IANA – with core elements of the global internet – out of United States oversight do not appear to on track for the 30 September deadline. As a result, cautious pressure is mounting from the internet protocol numbers administration and protocol standardisation bodies to consider at least a “phased implementation” of the transition.

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/06/19/iana-transition-slipping-technical-communities-ask-for-phases/>

 

US govt: Am I the only one around here who cares about DNS security and stability?

The US government has signaled its concern yet again over plans to give ICANN full control of the vital mechanisms that keep the internet held together.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/18/us_government_stages_another_iana_intervention/>

 

OK, forget DNS for a sec. Why not shift IP addresses and protocols away from Uncle Sam?

The director general of regional internet registry APNIC, Paul Wilson, has called for a staggered transition of the critical IANA contract away from the US government.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/19/internet_registry_head_calls_for_staggered_iana_transition/>

 

Internet must be regulated by UN, ITU - Dolgov

The attendees of an international economic forum in St. Petersburg have discussed Internet and information security regulation.

<http://www.interfax.com/newsinf.asp?id=600526>

 

Ensuring a Strong ICANN Accountability Framework by Alex Deacon

The U.S. Government's decision to transition its legacy role as the administrator of the IANA functions contract to the global multi-stakeholder community is an important step in the continued evolution of the Internet. While the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) supports this transition, we strongly believe that a comprehensive accountability framework, developed, agreed to and approved by the multi-stakeholder community must be in place in advance of finalizing any IANA transition recommendations.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150618_ensuring_a_strong_icann_accountability_framework/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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A Message from Buenos Aires by Fadi Chehadé

As you know, I have made the difficult decision to leave ICANN in March of 2016. While it was not an easy decision, it was the right one. In keeping with our shared commitment to clarity and transparency, I would like to take a moment to share some thoughts behind my decision and reassure you of my dedication on the road ahead.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-message-from-buenos-aires>

 

Your Guide to IANA Stewardship/Accountability at ICANN 53 by Theresa Swinehart

Greetings from ICANN 53! If you're focused on following the IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability processes here in Buenos Aires or from your computer at home, I've compiled a quick reference guide of the meetings that may be of interest to you. Please don't hesitate to join in the discussions no matter where you are in the world. It's been a gratifying experience over the past year to see the incredible amount of effort, thought and work the ICANN community and staff have put into this process –truly a testament to the strength of the multistakeholder model.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/your-guide-to-iana-stewardship-accountability-at-icann-53>

 

Identifier Systems SSR Activities Reporting by John Crain, Dave Piscitello

As part of our continuing commitment to transparency and accountability, the Identifier Systems SSR department is pleased to publish our activities report for the first half of 2015 (1H 2015).

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/identifier-systems-ssr-activities-reporting-834ea389-0f61-41d1-809e-b7a458633b87>

 

Case Studies

As part of ICANN's global program to raise awareness and interest in all of the New gTLDs, all New gTLD applicants were invited to partner with ICANN to develop a case study. These case studies tell the story of a TLD, including its background and business objectives. They are intended for use as educational resources and will be updated on an ongoing basis.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/case-studies>

 

Statement from the CCWG-Accountability after Face-to-Face Meeting in Buenos Aires

The CCWG-Accountability face-to-face in Buenos Aires was attended in-person by 49 members and participants, as well as by a number of participants and observers that joined the meeting remotely using the virtual meeting room. 1 Advisor also participated.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-20-en>

 

New IANA Functions Resource Published by Elise Gerich, Vice President, IANA & Technical Operations; David Conrad, Chief Technology Officer

ICANN is pleased to announce a new resource for the community: The IANA Functions: An Introduction to the IANA Functions.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-iana-functions-resource-published>

 

Welcome to ICANN53! by Rodrigo de la Parra, ICANN Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean

It is an honor for me to welcome you again in our diverse region of Latin America and the Caribbean. This time I am particularly glad to tell you that this will be the ICANN meeting with the most regional content ever. Actually, our regional community has proposed and organized over 10 different activities listed in our LAC Participant Guidebook, which I encourage you to download to click the links and schedule attendance to the sessions of your interest.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/welcome-to-icann53>

 

Coming to Bangkok – Digital Societies Policy Forum by Low Jia Rong | Strategies and Initiatives Director, ICANN Asia Pacific

This is the digital age – and I am thankful for living in it. For one, a key benefit of this age that I enjoy is that my friends and I no longer need to "agree to disagree" on trivial but important factual issues over dinner, such as whether there is a difference between lamb or mutton, or whether fish drink water, when we can look it up on our smart phones via the 3G network.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/coming-to-bangkok-digital-societies-policy-forum>

 

Letter from J. Randy Forbes Co-Chair and Suzan DelBene Co-Chair, United States Congressional Trademark Caucus, to Fadi Chehadé and Steve Crocker

.AMAZON

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/forbes-delbene-to-chehade-crocker-19jun15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Akram Atallah, President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Elisa Cooper

.SUCKS TLD

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-cooper-18jun15-en.pdf>

 

ICANN 53 Preview

ICANN 53 is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 21-25, 2015. We anticipate a very full week of policy and operations-related discussions. Highlights are likely to include:

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/icann-53-preview>

 

Guide to ICANN53 Available

CENTR has published its regular Guide to the ICANN meeting. The report for ICANN53 (Buenos Aires) beginning next week covers topics and what to expect from the meeting particularly related to the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC sessions.

<https://centr.org/news/06-17-2015/4283/guide-icann53-available>

 

Richard Westlake on the GNSO Review

Richard Westlake (Founder and Managing Director of Westlake Governance) summarizes the results of the draft GNSO Review.

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

 

Domain Privacy May Soon Become a Thing of the Past?

If you’ve registered any Web domains for your small business, there’s a potential privacy policy change of which you should be aware.

<http://smallbiztrends.com/2015/06/domain-privacy.html>

 

Seven Key Topics to Track During ICANN 53 in Buenos Aires

The 53rd international meeting of ICANN commences in earnest on Monday, June 22, 2015, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with some sessions beginning as early as Saturday, June 20. As always, several high-profile topics have emerged amidst community discussions leading up to this meeting, all of which are relevant to established registry operators, new gTLD applicants and brand owners alike.

<http://www.natlawreview.com/article/seven-key-topics-to-track-during-icann-53-buenos-aires>

 

Grogan hopeful of content policing clarity within “a few weeks”

ICANN may be able to provide registrars, intellectual property interests and others with clarity about when domain names should be suspended as early as next month, according to compliance chief Allen Grogan.

<http://domainincite.com/18725-grogan-hopeful-of-content-policing-clarity-within-a-few-weeks>

 

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European ccTLD News Brief (June 2015)

CENTR has published its latest CENTRnews magazine (16th edition). This month features: PirateBay: Swedish registry acquitted (for now)’ by Elisabeth Ekstrand, Head of Legal and Policy at IIS and CENTR Board Member, Highlights of the CENTR Jamboree 2015, EU Policy Update & cTLD news highlights and statistics

<https://centr.org/news/cctld/06-16-2015/4276/european-cctld-news-brief-june-2015>

 

Congratulations to Argentina On DNSSEC-Signing of .AR!

Congratulations to Argentina on becoming the latest country to sign their ccTLD, with DNSSEC! Today we are very pleased to update our DNSSEC Deployment Maps and give Argentina a shade of green for .AR!

<http://www.internetsociety.org/deploy360/blog/2015/06/congratulations-to-argentina-on-dnssec-signing-of-ar/>

 

.BANK Launches With a Bang by Thomas Barrett

The 30-day .BANK Sunrise Period just concluded this week and is notable for several reasons. The .BANK TLD is highly restricted to members of the banking industry. The .BANK Registry (which also has rights to .INSURANCE, launching this fall), was founded by 24 companies and organizations from the banking and insurance industries, The Registry's founders include industry leaders such as the American Banking Association, Citigroup, Dollar Bank, Independent Community Bankers of America, JPMorgan, Visa and Wells Fargo.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150619_dot_bank_tld_launches_with_a_bang/>

 

New .bank domain launches into general availability

The new .bank gTLD will launch into general availability next week, promising to offer financial institutions and their customers better online security.

<http://www.finextra.com/news/fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=27491>

 

.BANK Launches into General Availability On 24 June [news release]

.bank will launch into general availability on 24 June at 00:00:00 UTC for all eligible members of the global banking community. Managed by fTLD Registry Services, the private company owned, operated and governed by banks, insurance companies and their respective trade associations, “.bank”, is a new communications channel, fortified with enhanced security measures that exceed those of most existing and new gTLDs . During the initial sunrise registration period, there were more than 700 applications made for .bank domains.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/19/bank-launches-into-general-availability-on-24-june/>

 

Internet Registration Association Kicks against Hosting .ng Domain Name Overseas

The Vice-President, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mr. Mohammed Rudman, has kicked against the hosting of .ng which is the country’s domain name by both local and international registrars abroad because of the huge capital flight associated with it and the security challenge that it poses to the country.

<http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/internet-registration-association-kicks-against-hosting-ng-domain-name-overseas/212754/>

 

se: Success for Domain Pirate Campaign

When we launched our personal name campaign last year, we build a counter to show how many people registered their personal domain through domänpirater.se. We put four digits in the counter, but some weeks ago, I had the pleasure to order an extension of the counter from our web developers. We have broken the 10,000 wall and the counter continues to tick upward!

<https://www.iis.se/english/blog/success-for-domain-pirate-campaign/>

 

.sucks made millions from sunrise

Vox Populi could have made over $6 million from defensive registrations during its sunrise period. The company’s first post-sunrise zone file was published today, and according to DI PRO it contains 3,394 domains, the vast majority of which were newly added today.

<http://domainincite.com/18746-sucks-made-millions-from-sunrise>

 

Want to slam .sucks? You can at dotsucks.sucks

Vox Populi Registry is eating its own dog food and has launched a .sucks gripe site targeting itself.

<http://domainincite.com/18752-want-to-slam-sucks-you-can-at-dotsucks-sucks>

 

First .sucks gripe site goes live

Just half a day after the new gTLD became available, the first .sucks sites have started going live.

<http://domainincite.com/18749-first-sucks-gripe-site-goes-live>

 

The world .sucks at a minute past midnight on Sunday

At a minute after midnight on Sunday, UTC time, .sucks domains will go on sale to anyone who wants one.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/19/at_last_the_world_sucks_at_a_minute_past_midnight_on_sunday/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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What Social Search and New Domain Extensions Could Mean for Start-Ups by Jennifer Wolfe

Social networking has created its own search language: the #hashtag. Rather than relying on search engines, people in the social sphere decide what's hot and throw a hashtag in front of it. If it clicks, more people put that hashtag in front of it, and then it becomes a trend and a way to search or get noticed on social networks.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2413225/what-social-search-and-new-domain-extensions-could-mean-for-start-ups>

<http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/opinion/2413704/what-social-search-and-new-domain-extensions-could-mean-for-start-ups>

 

New DNA social media site highlights “in the wild” domains

The Domain Name Association has launched a new web site to show off domains, primarily new gTLD names, that have been spotted “in the wild”.

<http://domainincite.com/18735-new-dna-social-media-site-highlights-in-the-wild-domains>

 

Where are all the GeoTLDs? – Part 3 – New York

I can assure that it’s compete coincidence that I’ve visited four cities in ten days that all have their own city-related TLD. After Melbourne, Paris (and a quick pit stop back at home in London) I’ve headed to The Big Apple to see how the new gTLD programme has been embraced by the citizens and businesses of the five boroughs of New York City.

<http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/06/where-are-all-the-geotlds-part-3-new-york/>

 

Where are all the GeoTLDs? – Week 2 – Paris

After last week’s investigation into the adoption of city-related new gTLDs in Melbourne I’ve recovered from jet-lag to head to Paris for a few days. As figures currently stand, dotParis is the ninth biggest GeoTLD with close to 18,000 registrations since it launched over a year ago, giving it a rating of 0.8 registrations per thousand population (London is at 7.1, Melbourne at 1.2).

<http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/06/where-are-all-the-geotlds-week-2-paris/>

 

Where are all the GeoTLDs?

This week I’m down under participating in a conference in Brisbane on the Gold Coast after spending some time with our colleagues and clients in Melbourne. It is always interesting when travelling around overseas cities to see what, if any, new gTLDs are being used. Melbourne, like London and New York City, has its own domain name now so I’d hoped to find some local adoption of the new web address.

<http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/06/where-are-all-the-geotlds/>

 

Famous Four following .sucks playbook with premium pricing for brands?

New gTLD registry Famous Four Media has slapped general availability prices of $500 and up on domain names matching famous brands.

<http://domainincite.com/18742-famous-four-following-sucks-playbook-with-premium-pricing-for-brands>

 

Donuts makes private deal with wine-makers

Donuts inked a private side-deal with wine-making regions in order to launch the .wine and .vin new gTLDs

<http://domainincite.com/18739-donuts-makes-private-deal-with-wine-makers>

 

Good news for NameSentry customers current and new: A more flexible and lower price, plus automatic upgrades

We are happy to announce additional functionality and a price change to the NameSentry product suite effective June 17, 2015.

<http://architelos.com/good-news-for-namesentrysm-customers-current-and-new-a-more-flexible-and-lower-price-plus-automatic-upgrades/>

 

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Understanding the Threat Landscape: Cyber-Attack Actors and Motivations

The threat landscape has rapidly expanded over the past few years, and shows no signs of contracting. With major establishments in both the public and private sectors falling victim to cyber-attacks, it is critical for organizations to identify the motivations, modus operandi (MO) and objectives of adversaries in order to adequately and effectively defend their networks.

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

 

So Long, and Thanks for All the Domains

While Trojans like Dyre and Dridex are dominating malware-related news, we take the time to have a closer look at Tinba (Tiny Banker, Zusy, Illi), yet another Trojan which targets Windows users. In the first part of this post, we give a short historical review, followed by hints about how to detect (and remove) this threat on an infected system. In the second part, we have a look at a portion of the Trojan’s code which enhances its communication resilience, and how we can leverage these properties for defensive purposes.

<http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/06/18/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-domains/>

 

This terrifying chart explains why cybersecurity is such a big problem for the government

The massive breach of Office of Personnel Management systems that compromised the personal data of millions of Americans is still making headlines. But behind those headlines is a much bigger story about the government's systematic failure to protect itself from cybersecurity risks that have expanded at an alarming rate.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/18/this-terrifying-chart-explains-why-cybersecurity-is-such-a-big-problem-for-the-government/>

 

Network Layer DDoS Attacks Can Cost Victims $40K Per Hour: Report

While over 70 percent of network layer attacks lasted less than three hours, more than one in five lasts longer than five days. Incapsula says that with a cost of $40,000 per hour, these attacks often cost businesses millions of dollars.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/network-layer-ddos-attacks-can-cost-targets-40k-per-hour-report>

 

“Security is achieving more and more general awareness”

With the “Internet Security Evening”, eco has created a pre-event series which illuminates the subject of IT security from a range of perspectives, in advance of the Internet Security Days. Cornelia Schildt, Project Manager for IT Security, takes care of the content organization, and reveals in this short interview what highlights participants can look forward to this year.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/news/security-is-achieving-more-and-more-general-awareness.html>

 

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Cheap domain names are spammers’ favorites

Spammers churn through a lot of domain names. As soon as deliverability sinks with one, they move on to the next.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/19/cheap-domain-names-are-spammers-favorites/>

 

WordPress Foundation Files Lawsuit Against Owner of Multiple WordPress Domain Names

WordPress Foundation, the non-profit behind the WordPress open source project, has sued the owner of several domains that allegedly infringe on its trademarks.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/wordpress-foundation-files-lawsuit-against-owner-of-multiple-wordpress-domain-names>

 

IKEA Wins in pimpmyikea.com and Thirty Other Domain Name Challenges

Ikea Systems BV of the Netherlands filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for the transfer of multiple domain names registered by Michael Herman, an individual located in North Carolina. These domains included names such as custom4ikea.com, ikeaaftermarketparts.com, ideaikea.com, pimpmyikea.com, ikeaaftermarket.com, etc.

<http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ikea-wins-in-pimpmyikea-com-and-thirty-98820/>

 

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Three years since World IPv6 Launch: strong IPv6 growth continues

It is now three years since World IPv6 Launch, and solid growth in global IPv6 adoption continues at a steady pace. With over 17% of the country's end-users actively using IPv6, the United States continues to be a dominant force in IPv6 traffic levels and adoption, with the top three U.S. broadband operators and all four of the top U.S. mobile operators actively rolling out IPv6 to their end-users. Other countries including Germany, Belgium, Japan, and Peru continue to have solid IPv6 traffic growth, and network operators in additional countries including Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Estonia, and Greece have started large-scale IPv6 deployments to end-users.

<https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/06/three-years-since-world-ipv6-launch-strong-ipv6-growth-continues.html>

 

An Update on IPv6

In the coming weeks another Regional Internet Registry will reach into its inventory of available IPv4 addresses to hand out and it will find that there is nothing left. This is by no means a surprise, and the depletion of IPv4 addresses in the Internet could be seen as one of the longest slow motion train wrecks in history.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-06/ipv6.html>

 

Be the Voice of IPv6 in the Media

Are you interested in joining media efforts with ARIN when the IPv4 waiting list for unmet requests is activated? We are seeking service providers that offer IPv6 services and who would be interested in being involved in media relations surrounding ARIN's IPv4 depletion.

<https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150616.html>

 

Finnish IPv6 Launch Event on 8 June in Helsinki, Finland

On Tuesday, 8 June 2015, Viestintävirasto, the Finnish telecommunications regulator, hosted a seminar on the launch of IPv6 in Finland. Emile Aben and Marco Hogewoning both attended the meeting on behalf of the RIPE NCC.

<https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/industry-developments/finnish-ipv6-launch-event-on-8-june-in-helsinki-finland>

 

Caribbean moving to IPv6…slowly

In the Caribbean, we routinely use our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other connected devices for work, play and everything in-between.

<http://spiceislander.com/?p=12767>

 

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Oops! Heinz Lets Competition Domain Lapse And QR Code Directs to Porn Site

Heinz, the global food company, let a domain name lapse used in conjunction with a QR code for a competition in Germany. And subsequently the domain was registered by a German adult website.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/19/oops-heinz-lets-competition-domain-lapse/>

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23943>

 

Heinz says sorry for ketchup QR code that links to porn site

Heinz has apologised to a German customer after a QR code on one of its tomato ketchup bottles linked to a porn site. ... The QR code linked to a URL used for the “Spread the word with Heinz” competition between 2012 and 2014. Heinz allowed the domain name “sagsmithheinz.de” to lapse after the competition closed, which was subsequently purchased by a purveyor of german adult entertainment.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/19/heinz-ketchup-qr-code-links-porn>

 

Heinz QR porn code too saucy for ketchup customer

The food company Heinz has apologised after a QR code on a bottle of tomato ketchup directed people to a pornography website.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33200142>

 

Universal Acceptance Still Has A Long Way To Go

“Universal Acceptance” is one of those terms you hear a lot when you attend ICANN meetings. In simple terms the idea is that all domain names, be they IDN or ASCII, no matter how long they are, should “work”. When we say “work” what I mean is in relation to daily use.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2015/06/17/universal-acceptance-still-has-a-long-way-to-go/>

 

Three Things TLD Registries Must Know About China's Domain Name Regulation by Jian-Chuan Chang

Recently there have been a number of news reports/articles that are incorrect or misleading in interpreting China's domain name management policy. James has posted an article aiming to clarify what is going to in China's domain name market. Considering the potential negative impact of those reports on the participants of this market, I supplement James's post by pointing out three things, which I believe critical for any TLD registries that hope to have a better understand of China's domain name regulation and the special action based on it.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150618_things_tld_registries_must_know_about_china_domain_name_regulation/>

 

EFF, CloudFlare Ask Federal Court Not To Force Internet Companies To Enforce Music Labels’ Trademarks

This month, CloudFlare and EFF pushed back against major music labels’ latest strategy to force Internet infrastructure companies like CloudFlare to become trademark and copyright enforcers, by challenging a broad court order that the labels obtained in secret. Unfortunately, the court denied CloudFlare’s challenge and ruled that the secretly-obtained order applied to CloudFlare. This decision, and the strategy that led to it, present a serious problem for Internet infrastructure companies of all sorts, and for Internet users, because they lay out a blueprint for quick, easy, potentially long-lasting censorship of expressive websites with little or no court review. The fight’s not over for CloudFlare, though. Yesterday, CloudFlare filed a motion with the federal court in Manhattan, asking Judge Alison J. Nathan to modify the order and put the responsibility of identifying infringing domain names back on the music labels.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/06/eff-cloudflare-ask-federal-court-not-force-internet-companies-enforce-music-labels>

 

Pirate Bay Domains No Longer Accessible Through ‘WWW’

The Pirate Bay has dropped the www prefix for all of its domains. The changes occurred earlier this week and were made without a redirect, which is causing some visitors to believe that the site is currently offline.

<http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domains-no-longer-accessible-through-www-150618/>

 

How to assess the registrar network performance?

The June 2015 edition of the Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names proposes indicators to measure registrar performance since the introduction of new TLDs.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9161/show/how-to-assess-the-registrar-network-performance-1.html>

 

Beware of increasing use of confusing domain names for brand impersonation and fraud [registration]

The recent '.ca' domain name arbitration decision in Fluor Corporation v Fluor Curling (CDRP Dispute No 0281) highlights the growing problem of confusing domain names being registered and used to send emails impersonating businesses. Companies should be aware of this risk and the remedies available to address such issues when they arise.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=ca4c0ce2-88ec-4f09-b9fd-d858e1939957>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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The 3-Letter .Com Beat Goes On - They Bag 11 of the Top 20 Spots on Our Latest Sales Chart

I'm back from a vacation break and little has changed on the domain sales front since I left - 3-letter .coms are still ruling the roost. 11 of the top 20 sales on our latest all extension chart are 3-letter .coms including five of the top seven entries.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150617.htm>

 

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INTERNET USE

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E-commerce tops $260bn mark as more businesses log on

Australia’s love affair with e-commerce is blossoming, with local businesses earning a record $267 billion from internet sales in 2013-14, according to a new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/companies/e-commerce-tops-260bn-mark-as-more-businesses-log-on/story-fn91v9q3-1227404775859>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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Google to exclude 'revenge porn' from internet searches

Google plans to exclude “revenge porn” from its internet searches in future, limiting the spread of unauthorised nude or sexually explicit photos and videos posted on websites by spurned ex-partners without the subject’s consent.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/20/google-excludes-revenge-porn-internet-searches>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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Why the music industry is fighting the wrong copyright battle

We all know that it’s possible to share books, CDs and mixtapes, pull them apart, or transfer them to different environments. Their digital equivalents, however, are not so free.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/19/why-music-industry-fighting-wrong-copyright-battle>

 

Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde says Australia's proposed website blocking scheme won't deter downloaders

The co-founder of one of the world's most popular file-sharing websites says the Government's proposed legislation to block overseas web services that breach copyright will not deter illegal downloading.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-19/pirate-bay-cofounder-mocks-proposed-website-blocking-legislation/6559288>

 

au: Dallas Buyers Club: plan to ask suspected pirates to reveal incomes

Almost 5,000 Australians accused of illegally downloading the movie Dallas Buyers Club would be asked to reveal their incomes under a Hollywood producer’s plan to seek compensation for piracy.

<http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/19/dallas-buyers-club-plan-to-ask-suspected-pirates-to-reveal-incomes>

 

Dallas Buyers Club pirates to be asked about income, disabilities

The letter to be sent to alleged pirates of the film Dallas Buyers Club has been leaked, and includes questions around the pirates’ income and what other titles they have downloaded.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/dallas-buyers-club-pirates-to-be-asked-about-income-disabilities/story-e6frgakx-1227406372707>

 

The problems with Dallas Buyers Club 'settle or face large fines' letters

Lawyers for Dallas Buyers Club LLC were back in court last week, as part of the continuation of their pursuit of Australians who they allege have downloaded the Dallas Buyers Club movie illicitly. The proceedings concerned the letter that the lawyers acting for the film's producer Voltage Pictures want to send to the 4726 customers who have been identified by their respective internet service providers.

<http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/the-problems-with-dallas-buyers-club-settle-or-face-large-fines-letters-20150621-ghu0dh.html>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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ITU defines vision and roadmap for 5G mobile development

ITU has established the overall roadmap for the development of 5G mobile and defined the term it will apply to it as “IMT-2020”.

<http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/27.aspx>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Metadata: Australians’ phone and internet details accessed 334,658 times in 2013-14

Government departments, agencies and councils accessed metadata from Australians’ phone calls and internet use 334,658 times in 2013-14, according to the the Telecommunications (Interceptions and Access) Act annual report.

<http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/jun/19/metadata-australians-phone-and-internet-details-accessed-334658-times-in-2013-14>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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Australian Lawmakers Rush Through Copyright Censorship Bill That Won't Work, And Will Do Harm

Scarcely a week after the release of a legislative committee report on Australia's copyright censorship bill, the bill is gathering speed on its roll through Parliament. Although reports that the law has already passed are premature—it has only passed the lower house so far, and is scheduled to be debated in the Senate on Thursday, Australian time—it is clear that the bill is being rushed through, in an effort to get it out of the way ahead of the Parliament's mid-winter break.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/06/australian-lawmakers-rush-through-copyright-censorship-bill-wont-work-and-will-do>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Microsoft, Google, Mozilla team to build a faster Web [IDG]

Web apps and pages may soon get a speed boost to rival the performance of native desktop and mobile applications, thanks to a new standards initiative from Microsoft, Google and Mozilla.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/577844/microsoft-google-mozilla-team-build-faster-web/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/577844/microsoft-google-mozilla-team-build-faster-web/>

 

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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"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></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">IANA Transition Slipping; Technical Communities Ask For Phases<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Preparations for transitioning the IANA &ndash; with core elements of the global internet &ndash; out of United States oversight do not appear to on track for the 30 September deadline. As a result, cautious pressure is mounting from the internet protocol numbers administration and protocol standardisation bodies to consider at least a &ldquo;phased implementation&rdquo; of the transition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/06/19/iana-transition-slipping-technical-communities-ask-for-phases/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/06/19/iana-transition-slipping-technical-communities-ask-for-phases/</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">US govt: Am I the only one around here who cares about DNS security and stability?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US government has signaled its concern yet again over plans to give ICANN full control of the vital mechanisms that keep the internet held together.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/18/us_government_stages_another_iana_intervention/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/18/us_government_stages_another_iana_intervention/</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">OK, forget DNS for a sec. Why not shift IP addresses and protocols away from Uncle Sam?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The director general of regional internet registry APNIC, Paul Wilson, has called for a staggered transition of the critical IANA contract away from the US government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/19/internet_registry_head_calls_for_staggered_iana_transition/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/19/internet_registry_head_calls_for_staggered_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">Internet must be regulated by UN, ITU - Dolgov<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The attendees of an international economic forum in St. Petersburg have discussed Internet and information security regulation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.interfax.com/newsinf.asp?id=600526"><span>http://www.interfax.com/newsinf.asp?id=600526</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ensuring a Strong ICANN Accountability Framework</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Alex Deacon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Government's decision to transition its legacy role as the administrator of the IANA functions contract to the global multi-stakeholder community is an important step in the continued evolution of the Internet. While the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) supports this transition, we strongly believe that a comprehensive accountability framework, developed, agreed to and approved by the multi-stakeholder community must be in place in advance of finalizing any IANA transition recommendations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150618_ensuring_a_strong_icann_accountability_framework/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150618_ensuring_a_strong_icann_accountability_framework/</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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Message from Buenos Aires</span><span> by Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As you know, I have made the difficult decision to leave ICANN in March of 2016. While it was not an easy decision, it was the right one. In keeping with our shared commitment to clarity and transparency, I would like to take a moment to share some thoughts behind my decision and reassure you of my dedication on the road ahead.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-message-from-buenos-aires"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-message-from-buenos-aires</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Your Guide to IANA Stewardship/Accountability at ICANN 53</span><span> by Theresa Swinehart</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Greetings from ICANN 53! If you're focused on following the IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability processes here in Buenos Aires or from your computer at home, I've compiled a quick reference guide of the meetings that may be of interest to you. Please don't hesitate to join in the discussions no matter where you are in the world. It's been a gratifying experience over the past year to see the incredible amount of effort, thought and work the ICANN community and staff have put into this process &ndash;truly a testament to the strength of the multistakeholder model.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/your-guide-to-iana-stewardship-accountability-at-icann-53"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/your-guide-to-iana-stewardship-accountability-at-icann-53</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">Identifier Systems SSR Activities Reporting</span><span> by John Crain, Dave Piscitello</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of our continuing commitment to transparency and accountability, the Identifier Systems SSR department is pleased to publish our activities report for the first half of 2015 (1H 2015).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/identifier-systems-ssr-activities-reporting-834ea389-0f61-41d1-809e-b7a458633b87"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/identifier-systems-ssr-activities-reporting-834ea389-0f61-41d1-809e-b7a458633b87</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">Case Studies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of ICANN's global program to raise awareness and interest in all of the New gTLDs, all New gTLD applicants were invited to partner with ICANN to develop a case study. These case studies tell the story of a TLD, including its background and business objectives. They are intended for use as educational resources and will be updated on an ongoing basis.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/case-studies"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/case-studies</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Statement from the CCWG-Accountability after Face-to-Face Meeting in Buenos Aires<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The CCWG-Accountability face-to-face in Buenos Aires was attended in-person by 49 members and participants, as well as by a number of participants and observers that joined the meeting remotely using the virtual meeting room. 1 Advisor also participated.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-20-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-20-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 IANA Functions Resource Published</span><span> by Elise Gerich, Vice President, IANA &amp; Technical Operations; David Conrad, Chief Technology Officer</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is pleased to announce a new resource for the community: The IANA Functions: An Introduction to the IANA Functions</span><span>.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-iana-functions-resource-published"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-iana-functions-resource-published</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">Welcome to ICANN53!</span><span> by Rodrigo de la Parra, ICANN Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is an honor for me to welcome you again in our diverse region of Latin America and the Caribbean. This time I am particularly glad to tell you that this will be the ICANN meeting with the most regional content ever. Actually, our regional community has proposed and organized over 10 different activities listed in our LAC Participant Guidebook, which I encourage you to download to click the links and schedule attendance to the sessions of your interest.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/welcome-to-icann53"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/welcome-to-icann53</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">Coming to Bangkok &ndash; Digital Societies Policy Forum</span><span> by Low Jia Rong | Strategies and Initiatives Director, ICANN Asia Pacific</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This is the digital age &ndash; and I am thankful for living in it. For one, a key benefit of this age that I enjoy is that my friends and I no longer need to "agree to disagree" on trivial but important factual issues over dinner, such as whether there is a difference between lamb or mutton, or whether fish drink water, when we can look it up on our smart phones via the 3G network.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/coming-to-bangkok-digital-societies-policy-forum"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/coming-to-bangkok-digital-societies-policy-forum</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from J. Randy Forbes Co-Chair and Suzan DelBene Co-Chair</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">United States Congressional Trademark Caucus, to Fadi Chehad&eacute; and Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.AMAZON<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/forbes-delbene-to-chehade-crocker-19jun15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/forbes-delbene-to-chehade-crocker-19jun15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Akram Atallah</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">President, Global Domains Division | ICANN</span><span>,</span><span lang="EN"> to Elisa Coope</span><span>r</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.SUCKS TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-cooper-18jun15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-cooper-18jun15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN 53 Preview<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN 53 is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 21-25, 2015. We anticipate a very full week of policy and operations-related discussions. Highlights are likely to include:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/icann-53-preview"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/icann-53-preview</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Guide to ICANN53 Available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENTR has published its regular Guide to the ICANN meeting. The report for ICANN53 (Buenos Aires) beginning next week covers topics and what to expect from the meeting particularly related to the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC sessions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/06-17-2015/4283/guide-icann53-available"><span>https://centr.org/news/06-17-2015/4283/guide-icann53-available</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">Richard Westlake on the GNSO Review<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Richard Westlake (Founder and Managing Director of Westlake Governance) summarizes the results of the draft GNSO Review.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edlstsoVCaM"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edlstsoVCaM</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain Privacy May Soon Become a Thing of the Past?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>If you&rsquo;ve registered any Web domains for your small business, there&rsquo;s a potential privacy policy change of which you should be aware.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://smallbiztrends.com/2015/06/domain-privacy.html"><span>http://smallbiztrends.com/2015/06/domain-privacy.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">Seven Key Topics to Track During ICANN 53 in Buenos Aires<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The 53rd international meeting of ICANN commences in earnest on Monday, June 22, 2015, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with some sessions beginning as early as Saturday, June 20. As always, several high-profile topics have emerged amidst community discussions leading up to this meeting, all of which are relevant to established registry operators, new gTLD applicants and brand owners alike.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.natlawreview.com/article/seven-key-topics-to-track-during-icann-53-buenos-aires"><span>http://www.natlawreview.com/article/seven-key-topics-to-track-during-icann-53-buenos-aires</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">Grogan hopeful of content policing clarity within &ldquo;a few weeks&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN may be able to provide registrars, intellectual property interests and others with clarity about when domain names should be suspended as early as next month, according to compliance chief Allen Grogan.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18725-grogan-hopeful-of-content-policing-clarity-within-a-few-weeks"><span>http://domainincite.com/18725-grogan-hopeful-of-content-policing-clarity-within-a-few-weeks</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">European ccTLD News Brief (June 2015)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENTR has published its latest CENTRnews magazine (16th edition). This month features:</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">PirateBay: Swedish registry acquitted (for now)&rsquo; by Elisabeth Ekstrand, Head of Legal and Policy at IIS and CENTR Board Member</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">Highlights of the CENTR Jamboree 2015</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">EU Policy Update</span><span> &amp; </span><span lang="EN">cTLD news highlights and statistics<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/cctld/06-16-2015/4276/european-cctld-news-brief-june-2015"><span>https://centr.org/news/cctld/06-16-2015/4276/european-cctld-news-brief-june-2015</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Congratulations to Argentina On DNSSEC-Signing of .AR!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Congratulations to Argentina on becoming the latest country to sign their ccTLD, with DNSSEC!</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Today we are very pleased to update our DNSSEC Deployment Maps and give Argentina a shade of green for .AR!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/deploy360/blog/2015/06/congratulations-to-argentina-on-dnssec-signing-of-ar/"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/deploy360/blog/2015/06/congratulations-to-argentina-on-dnssec-signing-of-ar/</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">.BANK Launches With a Bang</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Thomas Barrett<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The 30-day .BANK Sunrise Period just concluded this week and is notable for several reasons. The .BANK TLD is highly restricted to members of the banking industry. The .BANK Registry (which also has rights to .INSURANCE, launching this fall), was founded by 24 companies and organizations from the banking and insurance industries, The Registry's founders include industry leaders such as the American Banking Association, Citigroup, Dollar Bank, Independent Community Bankers of America, JPMorgan, Visa and Wells Fargo.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150619_dot_bank_tld_launches_with_a_bang/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150619_dot_bank_tld_launches_with_a_bang/</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 .bank domain launches into general availability<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new .bank g</span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> will launch into general availability next week, promising to offer financial institutions and their customers better online security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.finextra.com/news/fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=27491"><span>http://www.finextra.com/news/fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=27491</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">.BANK Launches into General Availability On 24 June</span><span> [news release]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.bank will launch into general availability on 24 June at 00:00:00 UTC for all eligible members of the global banking community. Managed by fTLD Registry Services, the private company owned, operated and governed by banks, insurance companies and their respective trade associations, &ldquo;.bank&rdquo;, is a new communications channel, fortified with enhanced security measures that exceed those of most existing and new gTLDs . During the initial sunrise registration period, there were more than 700 applications made for .bank domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/19/bank-launches-into-general-availability-on-24-june/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/19/bank-launches-into-general-availability-on-24-june/</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">Internet Registration Association Kicks against Hosting .ng Domain Name Overseas<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Vice-President, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mr. Mohammed Rudman, has kicked against the hosting of .ng which is the country&rsquo;s domain name by both local and international registrars abroad because of the huge capital flight associated with it and the security challenge that it poses to the country.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/internet-registration-association-kicks-against-hosting-ng-domain-name-overseas/212754/"><span>http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/internet-registration-association-kicks-against-hosting-ng-domain-name-overseas/212754/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>se: Success for Domain Pirate Campaign<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>When we launched our personal name campaign last year, we build a counter to show how many people registered their personal domain through dom&auml;npirater.se. We put four digits in the counter, but some weeks ago, I had the pleasure to order an extension of the counter from our web developers. We have broken the 10,000 wall and the counter continues to tick upward!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/blog/success-for-domain-pirate-campaign/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/blog/success-for-domain-pirate-campaign/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.sucks made millions from sunrise<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vox Populi could have made over $6 million from defensive registrations during its sunrise period.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The company&rsquo;s first post-sunrise zone file was published today, and according to DI PRO it contains 3,394 domains, the vast majority of which were newly added today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18746-sucks-made-millions-from-sunrise"><span>http://domainincite.com/18746-sucks-made-millions-from-sunrise</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Want to slam .sucks? You can at dotsucks.sucks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vox Populi Registry is eating its own dog food and has launched a .sucks gripe site targeting itself.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18752-want-to-slam-sucks-you-can-at-dotsucks-sucks"><span>http://domainincite.com/18752-want-to-slam-sucks-you-can-at-dotsucks-sucks</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">First .sucks gripe site goes live<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Just half a day after the new gTLD became available, the first .sucks sites have started going live.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18749-first-sucks-gripe-site-goes-live"><span>http://domainincite.com/18749-first-sucks-gripe-site-goes-live</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">The world .sucks at a minute past midnight on Sunday<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At a minute after midnight on Sunday, UTC time, .sucks domains will go on sale to anyone who wants one.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/19/at_last_the_world_sucks_at_a_minute_past_midnight_on_sunday/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/19/at_last_the_world_sucks_at_a_minute_past_midnight_on_sunday/</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 Social Search and New Domain Extensions Could Mean for Start-Ups</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Social networking has created its own search language: the #hashtag. Rather than relying on search engines, people in the social sphere decide what's hot and throw a hashtag in front of it. If it clicks, more people put that hashtag in front of it, and then it becomes a trend and a way to search or get noticed on social networks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2413225/what-social-search-and-new-domain-extensions-could-mean-for-start-ups"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2413225/what-social-search-and-new-domain-extensions-could-mean-for-start-ups</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/opinion/2413704/what-social-search-and-new-domain-extensions-could-mean-for-start-ups"><span>http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/opinion/2413704/what-social-search-and-new-domain-extensions-could-mean-for-start-ups</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">New DNA social media site highlights &ldquo;in the wild&rdquo; domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Domain Name Association has launched a new web site to show off domains, primarily new gTLD names, that have been spotted &ldquo;in the wild&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18735-new-dna-social-media-site-highlights-in-the-wild-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/18735-new-dna-social-media-site-highlights-in-the-wild-domains</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">Where are all the GeoTLDs? &ndash; Part 3 &ndash; New York<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I can assure that it&rsquo;s compete coincidence that I&rsquo;ve visited four cities in ten days that all have their own city-related T</span><span>LD</span><span lang="EN">.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">After Melbourne, Paris (and a quick pit stop back at home in London) I&rsquo;ve headed to The Big Apple to see how the new gTLD programme has been embraced by the citizens and businesses of the five boroughs of New York City.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/06/where-are-all-the-geotlds-part-3-new-york/"><span>http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/06/where-are-all-the-geotlds-part-3-new-york/</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">Where are all the GeoTLDs? &ndash; Week 2 &ndash; Paris<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After last week&rsquo;s investigation into the adoption of city-related new gTLDs in Melbourne I&rsquo;ve recovered from jet-lag to head to Paris for a few days.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">As figures currently stand, dotParis is the ninth biggest GeoTLD with close to 18,000 registrations since it launched over a year ago, giving it a rating of 0.8 registrations per thousand population (London is at 7.1, Melbourne at 1.2).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/06/where-are-all-the-geotlds-week-2-paris/"><span>http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/06/where-are-all-the-geotlds-week-2-paris/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Where are all the GeoTLDs?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week I&rsquo;m down under participating in a conference in Brisbane on the Gold Coast after spending some time with our colleagues and clients in Melbourne.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">It is always interesting when travelling around overseas cities to see what, if any, new gTLDs are being used.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Melbourne, like London and New York City, has its own domain name now so I&rsquo;d hoped to find some local adoption of the new web address.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/06/where-are-all-the-geotlds/"><span>http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/06/where-are-all-the-geotlds/</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 following .sucks playbook with premium pricing for brands?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD registry Famous Four Media has slapped general availability prices of $500 and up on domain names matching famous brands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18742-famous-four-following-sucks-playbook-with-premium-pricing-for-brands"><span>http://domainincite.com/18742-famous-four-following-sucks-playbook-with-premium-pricing-for-brands</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">Donuts makes private deal with wine-makers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts inked a private side-deal with wine-making regions in order to launch the .wine and .vin new gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18739-donuts-makes-private-deal-with-wine-makers"><span>http://domainincite.com/18739-donuts-makes-private-deal-with-wine-makers</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">Good news for NameSentry customers current and new: A more flexible and lower price, plus automatic upgrades<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We are happy to announce additional functionality and a price change to the NameSentry product suite effective June 17, 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://architelos.com/good-news-for-namesentrysm-customers-current-and-new-a-more-flexible-and-lower-price-plus-automatic-upgrades/"><span>http://architelos.com/good-news-for-namesentrysm-customers-current-and-new-a-more-flexible-and-lower-price-plus-automatic-upgrades/</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"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Understanding the Threat Landscape: Cyber-Attack Actors and Motivations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The threat landscape has rapidly expanded over the past few years, and shows no signs of contracting. With major establishments in both the public and private sectors falling victim to cyber-attacks, it is critical for organizations to identify the motivations, modus operandi (MO) and objectives of adversaries in order to adequately and effectively defend their networks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/understanding_the_threat_landscape_cyber"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/understanding_the_threat_landscape_cyber</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">So Long, and Thanks for All the Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While Trojans like Dyre and Dridex are dominating malware-related news, we take the time to have a closer look at Tinba (Tiny Banker, Zusy, Illi), yet another Trojan which targets Windows users. In the first part of this post, we give a short historical review, followed by hints about how to detect (and remove) this threat on an infected system. In the second part, we have a look at a portion of the Trojan&rsquo;s code which enhances its communication resilience, and how we can leverage these properties for defensive purposes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/06/18/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-domains/"><span>http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/06/18/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-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">This terrifying chart explains why cybersecurity is such a big problem for the government<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The massive breach of Office of Personnel Management systems that compromised the personal data of millions of Americans is still making headlines. But behind those headlines is a much bigger story about the government's systematic failure to protect itself from cybersecurity risks that have expanded at an alarming rate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/18/this-terrifying-chart-explains-why-cybersecurity-is-such-a-big-problem-for-the-government/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/18/this-terrifying-chart-explains-why-cybersecurity-is-such-a-big-problem-for-the-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">Network Layer DDoS Attacks Can Cost Victims $40K Per Hour: Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While over 70 percent of network layer attacks lasted less than three hours, more than one in five lasts longer than five days. Incapsula says that with a cost of $40,000 per hour, these attacks often cost businesses millions of dollars.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/network-layer-ddos-attacks-can-cost-targets-40k-per-hour-report"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/network-layer-ddos-attacks-can-cost-targets-40k-per-hour-report</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">&ldquo;Security is achieving more and more general awareness&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With the &ldquo;Internet Security Evening&rdquo;, eco has created a pre-event series which illuminates the subject of IT security from a range of perspectives, in advance of the Internet Security Days. Cornelia Schildt, Project Manager for IT Security, takes care of the content organization, and reveals in this short interview what highlights participants can look forward to this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/news/security-is-achieving-more-and-more-general-awareness.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/news/security-is-achieving-more-and-more-general-awareness.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">Cheap domain names are spammers&rsquo; favorites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Spammers churn through a lot of domain names. As soon as deliverability sinks with one, they move on to the next.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/19/cheap-domain-names-are-spammers-favorites/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/19/cheap-domain-names-are-spammers-favorites/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WordPress Foundation Files Lawsuit Against Owner of Multiple WordPress Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WordPress Foundation, the non-profit behind the WordPress open source project, has sued the owner of several domains that allegedly infringe on its trademarks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/wordpress-foundation-files-lawsuit-against-owner-of-multiple-wordpress-domain-names"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/wordpress-foundation-files-lawsuit-against-owner-of-multiple-wordpress-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">IKEA Wins in pimpmyikea.com and Thirty Other Domain Name Challenges<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ikea Systems BV of the Netherlands filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for the transfer of multiple domain names registered by Michael Herman, an individual located in North Carolina. These domains included names such as custom4ikea.com, ikeaaftermarketparts.com, ideaikea.com, pimpmyikea.com, ikeaaftermarket.com, etc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ikea-wins-in-pimpmyikea-com-and-thirty-98820/"><span>http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ikea-wins-in-pimpmyikea-com-and-thirty-98820/</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"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Three years since World IPv6 Launch: strong IPv6 growth continues<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is now three years since World IPv6 Launch, and solid growth in global IPv6 adoption continues at a steady pace.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">With over 17% of the country's end-users actively using IPv6, the United States continues to be a dominant force in IPv6 traffic levels and adoption, with the top three U.S. broadband operators and all four of the top U.S. mobile operators actively rolling out IPv6 to their end-users. Other countries including Germany, Belgium, Japan, and Peru continue to have solid IPv6 traffic growth, and network operators in additional countries including Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Estonia, and Greece have started large-scale IPv6 deployments to end-users.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/06/three-years-since-world-ipv6-launch-strong-ipv6-growth-continues.html"><span>https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/06/three-years-since-world-ipv6-launch-strong-ipv6-growth-continues.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">An Update on IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the coming weeks another Regional Internet Registry will reach into its inventory of available IPv4 addresses to hand out and it will find that there is nothing left. This is by no means a surprise, and the depletion of IPv4 addresses in the Internet could be seen as one of the longest slow motion train wrecks in history.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-06/ipv6.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-06/ipv6.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Be the Voice of IPv6 in the Media<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Are you interested in joining media efforts with ARIN when the IPv4 waiting list for unmet requests is activated? We are seeking service providers that offer IPv6 services and who would be interested in being involved in media relations surrounding ARIN's IPv4 depletion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150616.html"><span>https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150616.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">Finnish IPv6 Launch Event on 8 June in Helsinki, Finland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Tuesday, 8 June 2015, Viestint&auml;virasto, the Finnish telecommunications regulator, hosted a seminar on the launch of IPv6 in Finland. Emile Aben and Marco Hogewoning both attended the meeting on behalf of the RIPE NCC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/industry-developments/finnish-ipv6-launch-event-on-8-june-in-helsinki-finland"><span>https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/industry-developments/finnish-ipv6-launch-event-on-8-june-in-helsinki-finland</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Caribbean moving to IPv6&hellip;slowly<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the Caribbean, we routinely use our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other connected devices for work, play and everything in-between.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://spiceislander.com/?p=12767"><span>http://spiceislander.com/?p=12767</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">Oops! Heinz Lets Competition Domain Lapse And QR Code Directs to Porn Site<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Heinz, the global food company, let a domain name lapse used in conjunction with a QR code for a competition in Germany. And subsequently the domain was registered by a German adult website.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/19/oops-heinz-lets-competition-domain-lapse/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/19/oops-heinz-lets-competition-domain-lapse/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23943"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23943</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Heinz says sorry for ketchup QR code that links to porn site<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Heinz has apologised to a German customer after a QR code on one of its tomato ketchup bottles linked to a porn site.</span><span> ... The QR code linked to a URL used for the &ldquo;Spread the word with Heinz&rdquo; competition between 2012 and 2014. Heinz allowed the domain name &ldquo;sagsmithheinz.de&rdquo; to lapse after the competition closed, which was subsequently purchased by a purveyor of german adult entertainment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/19/heinz-ketchup-qr-code-links-porn"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/19/heinz-ketchup-qr-code-links-porn</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">Heinz QR porn code too saucy for ketchup customer<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The food company Heinz has apologised after a QR code on a bottle of tomato ketchup directed people to a pornography website.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33200142"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33200142</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">Universal Acceptance Still Has A Long Way To Go<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;Universal Acceptance&rdquo; is one of those terms you hear a lot when you attend ICANN meetings. In simple terms the idea is that all domain names, be they IDN or ASCII, no matter how long they are, should &ldquo;work&rdquo;. When we say &ldquo;work&rdquo; what I mean is in relation to daily use.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2015/06/17/universal-acceptance-still-has-a-long-way-to-go/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2015/06/17/universal-acceptance-still-has-a-long-way-to-go/</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">Three Things TLD Registries Must Know About China's Domain Name Regulation</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Jian-Chuan Chang<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recently there have been a number of news reports/articles that are incorrect or misleading in interpreting China's domain name management policy. James has posted an article aiming to clarify what is going to in China's domain name market. Considering the potential negative impact of those reports on the participants of this market, I supplement James's post by pointing out three things, which I believe critical for any TLD registries that hope to have a better understand of China's domain name regulation and the special action based on it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150618_things_tld_registries_must_know_about_china_domain_name_regulation/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150618_things_tld_registries_must_know_about_china_domain_name_regulation/</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">EFF, CloudFlare Ask Federal Court Not To Force Internet Companies To Enforce Music Labels&rsquo; Trademarks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This month, CloudFlare and EFF pushed back against major music labels&rsquo; latest strategy to force Internet infrastructure companies like CloudFlare to become trademark and copyright enforcers, by challenging a broad court order that the labels obtained in secret. Unfortunately, the court denied CloudFlare&rsquo;s challenge and ruled that the secretly-obtained order applied to CloudFlare. This decision, and the strategy that led to it, present a serious problem for Internet infrastructure companies of all sorts, and for Internet users, because they lay out a blueprint for quick, easy, potentially long-lasting censorship of expressive websites with little or no court review. The fight&rsquo;s not over for CloudFlare, though. Yesterday, CloudFlare filed a motion with the federal court in Manhattan, asking Judge Alison J. Nathan to modify the order and put the responsibility of identifying infringing domain names back on the music labels.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/06/eff-cloudflare-ask-federal-court-not-force-internet-companies-enforce-music-labels"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/06/eff-cloudflare-ask-federal-court-not-force-internet-companies-enforce-music-labels</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pirate Bay Domains No Longer Accessible Through &lsquo;WWW&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Pirate Bay has dropped the www prefix for all of its domains. The changes occurred earlier this week and were made without a redirect, which is causing some visitors to believe that the site is currently offline.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domains-no-longer-accessible-through-www-150618/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domains-no-longer-accessible-through-www-150618/</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 assess the registrar network performance?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The June 2015 edition of the Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names proposes indicators to measure registrar performance since the introduction of new TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9161/show/how-to-assess-the-registrar-network-performance-1.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9161/show/how-to-assess-the-registrar-network-performance-1.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Beware of increasing use of confusing domain names for brand impersonation and fraud </span><span>[registration]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The recent '.ca' domain name arbitration decision in Fluor Corporation v Fluor Curling (CDRP Dispute No 0281) highlights the growing problem of confusing domain names being registered and used to send emails impersonating businesses. Companies should be aware of this risk and the remedies available to address such issues when they arise.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=ca4c0ce2-88ec-4f09-b9fd-d858e1939957"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=ca4c0ce2-88ec-4f09-b9fd-d858e1939957</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The 3-Letter .Com Beat Goes On - They Bag 11 of the Top 20 Spots on Our Latest Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I'm back from a vacation break and little has changed on the domain sales front since I left - 3-letter .coms are still ruling the roost. 11 of the top 20 sales on our latest all extension chart are 3-letter .coms including five of the top seven entries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150617.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150617.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">E-commerce tops $260bn mark as more businesses log on<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia&rsquo;s love affair with e-commerce is blossoming, with local businesses earning a record $267 billion from internet sales in 2013-14, according to a new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/companies/e-commerce-tops-260bn-mark-as-more-businesses-log-on/story-fn91v9q3-1227404775859"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/companies/e-commerce-tops-260bn-mark-as-more-businesses-log-on/story-fn91v9q3-1227404775859</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">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google to exclude 'revenge porn' from internet searches<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google plans to exclude &ldquo;revenge porn&rdquo; from its internet searches in future, limiting the spread of unauthorised nude or sexually explicit photos and videos posted on websites by spurned ex-partners without the subject&rsquo;s consent.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/20/google-excludes-revenge-porn-internet-searches"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/20/google-excludes-revenge-porn-internet-searches</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">Why the music industry is fighting the wrong copyright battle<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We all know that it&rsquo;s possible to share books, CDs and mixtapes, pull them apart, or transfer them to different environments. Their digital equivalents, however, are not so free.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/19/why-music-industry-fighting-wrong-copyright-battle"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/19/why-music-industry-fighting-wrong-copyright-battle</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde says Australia's proposed website blocking scheme won't deter downloaders<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The co-founder of one of the world's most popular file-sharing websites says the Government's proposed legislation to block overseas web services that breach copyright will not deter illegal downloading.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-19/pirate-bay-cofounder-mocks-proposed-website-blocking-legislation/6559288"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-19/pirate-bay-cofounder-mocks-proposed-website-blocking-legislation/6559288</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Dallas Buyers Club: plan to ask suspected pirates to reveal incomes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Almost 5,000 Australians accused of illegally downloading the movie Dallas Buyers Club would be asked to reveal their incomes under a Hollywood producer&rsquo;s plan to seek compensation for piracy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/19/dallas-buyers-club-plan-to-ask-suspected-pirates-to-reveal-incomes"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/19/dallas-buyers-club-plan-to-ask-suspected-pirates-to-reveal-incomes</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">Dallas Buyers Club pirates to be asked about income, disabilities<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The letter to be sent to alleged pirates of the film Dallas Buyers Club has been leaked, and includes questions around the pirates&rsquo; income and what other titles they have downloaded.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/dallas-buyers-club-pirates-to-be-asked-about-income-disabilities/story-e6frgakx-1227406372707"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/dallas-buyers-club-pirates-to-be-asked-about-income-disabilities/story-e6frgakx-1227406372707</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">The problems with Dallas Buyers Club 'settle or face large fines' letters<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lawyers for Dallas Buyers Club LLC were back in court last week, as part of the continuation of their pursuit of Australians who they allege have downloaded the Dallas Buyers Club movie illicitly. The proceedings concerned the letter that the lawyers acting for the film's producer Voltage Pictures want to send to the 4726 customers who have been identified by their respective internet service providers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/the-problems-with-dallas-buyers-club-settle-or-face-large-fines-letters-20150621-ghu0dh.html"><span>http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/the-problems-with-dallas-buyers-club-settle-or-face-large-fines-letters-20150621-ghu0dh.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">MOBILE/WIRELESS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ITU defines vision and roadmap for 5G mobile development<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ITU has established the overall roadmap for the development of 5G mobile and defined the term it will apply to it as &ldquo;IMT-2020&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/27.aspx"><span>http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/27.aspx</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Metadata: Australians&rsquo; phone and internet details accessed 334,658 times in 2013-14<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Government departments, agencies and councils accessed metadata from Australians&rsquo; phone calls and internet use 334,658 times in 2013-14, according to the the Telecommunications (Interceptions and Access) Act annual report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/jun/19/metadata-australians-phone-and-internet-details-accessed-334658-times-in-2013-14"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/jun/19/metadata-australians-phone-and-internet-details-accessed-334658-times-in-2013-14</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">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian Lawmakers Rush Through Copyright Censorship Bill That Won't Work, And Will Do Harm<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Scarcely a week after the release of a legislative committee report on Australia's copyright censorship bill, the bill is gathering speed on its roll through Parliament. Although reports that the law has already passed are premature&mdash;it has only passed the lower house so far, and is scheduled to be debated in the Senate on Thursday, Australian time&mdash;it is clear that the bill is being rushed through, in an effort to get it out of the way ahead of the Parliament's mid-winter break.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/06/australian-lawmakers-rush-through-copyright-censorship-bill-wont-work-and-will-do"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/06/australian-lawmakers-rush-through-copyright-censorship-bill-wont-work-and-will-do</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>Microsoft, Google, Mozilla team to build a faster Web [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Web apps and pages may soon get a speed boost to rival the performance of native desktop and mobile applications, thanks to a new standards initiative from Microsoft, Google and Mozilla.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="