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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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">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>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Cheers<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">David<p></p></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>
<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>
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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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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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<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>
<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">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>
<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">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="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/577844/microsoft-google-mozilla-team-build-faster-web/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/577844/microsoft-google-mozilla-team-build-faster-web/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/577844/microsoft-google-mozilla-team-build-faster-web/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/577844/microsoft-google-mozilla-team-build-faster-web/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><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 | 11 Jun 00:14 2015

auDA domain news - 11 June

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U.S. Will Delay Plan to Give Up Internet Powers

<http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/u-s-will-delay-plan-to-give-up-internet-powers-20150610>

 

US Congress oils up, jumps over ropes into DNS wrestling match

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/10/congress_iana_contract_process/>

 

New gTLD Program Reviews: Data Collection and Analysis

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-gtld-program-reviews-data-collection-and-analysis>

 

We aren’t the copyright cops, ICANN’s president says

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/09/we-arent-the-copyright-police-says-icanns-president/>

 

New gTLD Registrations Surge Past 6 Million With More Winners and a Few Losers

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/09/new-gtld-registrations-surge-past-6-million/>

 

.xyz starts to plummet — NetSol freebies to blame?

<http://domainincite.com/18660-xyz-starts-to-plummet-netsol-freebies-to-blame>

 

 

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U.S. Will Delay Plan to Give Up Internet Powers

June 10, 2015 The U.S. government will likely keep control over important Internet management powers until next year. That's because ICANN won't be ready to run independently from the U.S. government on time, the group's leader said.

<http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/u-s-will-delay-plan-to-give-up-internet-powers-20150610>

 

Lawmakers advance oversight bill on Internet domain transition

A House subcommittee approved a bill Wednesday that would require the Obama administration to give Congress 30 days to review any final plan before handing off oversight of the back end of the Internet.

<http://thehill.com/policy/technology/244521-lawmakers-advance-oversight-bill-on-internet-domain-transition>

 

US Congress oils up, jumps over ropes into DNS wrestling match

The US Congress is trying to insert itself into the transition of the IANA contract from the Department of Commerce to domain-name overseer ICANN.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/10/congress_iana_contract_process/>

 

House panel adds requirements to ICANN transition [IDG]

A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has approved a bill that would add new requirements before a government agency ends its oversight of ICANN.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/577140/house-panel-adds-requirements-icann-transition/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/577140/house-panel-adds-requirements-icann-transition/>

 

US Will Delay Plan to Give Up Internet Powers

The U.S. government will likely keep control over important Internet management powers until next year.

<http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/06/us-will-delay-plan-give-internet-powers/114964/>

 

IANA Transition, Accountability Will Remain Central at June ICANN Meeting in Argentina

Plans to transition remaining U.S. oversight of key domain name system functions to the global multistakeholder community and to enhance ICANN's accountability in the process will be front and center at the organization's public meeting in Buenos Aires later this month.

<http://www.bna.com/iana-transition-accountability-n17179927473/>

 

FIFA Scandal is Bad News for Obama Administration and U.S. Proponents of ICANN Internet Transfer by David Mitnick

The headlines surrounding bribes and corruption within FIFA are an ominous sign for those in the United States, especially the White House, who are advocating for the transfer of control of the main root zone of the Internet to ICANN. Specifically, these charges against FIFA are undermining the public's trust in quasi-government organizations like FIFA, ICANN, the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee ("IOC") (to name a few), that operate outside the purview of a national government.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150608_fifa_scandal_is_bad_news_for_obama_administration_icann_transfer/>

 

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- ICANN

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New gTLD Program Reviews: Data Collection and Analysis

When will ICANN open another application round for new gTLDs? The next round is on the horizon, but ICANN must first focus on executing a comprehensive, multidimensional examination of how well the New gTLD Program met its original goals, a topic I first wrote about in January 2015.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-gtld-program-reviews-data-collection-and-analysis>

 

GNSO Review Draft Report Posted for Public Comment – Provide Your Feedback and Make Your Voice Heard! by Jen Wolfe, Chair, GNSO Review Working Party

During this very busy period leading up to ICANN53, I encourage you to make time to provide your feedback on the Draft Report: Review of the GNSO. Why is this important?

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/gnso-review-draft-report-posted-for-public-comment-provide-your-feedback-and-make-your-voice-heard>

 

Maximising the Community Wiki

As I've said before in my blogs, the aim of the ICANN Digital Services team is to develop digital tools which will allow for better access to information and enable more efficient, and collaborative, working.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/maximising-the-community-wiki>

 

Hardening ICANN’s IT and Digital Services

During ICANN52, many community members inquired after the state of ICANN's digital-services. In addition, in response to one of my blog posts, some of you met with Chris Gift, VP of Digital Services, and me to gain a deeper understanding of status and plans. And in a recent announcement, ICANN stated that we would share more about our multi-year "digital-services hardening" efforts. I am writing this blog to start this process of keeping you – our community – informed and engaged on our many current and planned IT activities.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/hardening-icann-s-it-and-digital-services>

 

The Third Africa DNS Forum to Take Place in Nairobi, Kenya

This is the third Africa DNS forum following on the successful forums in Durban, South Africa (2013), and Abuja, Nigeria (2014).

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-08-en>

 

WHOIS: Continuous Improvements in the Works

I am truly impressed by the pace of WHOIS related milestones recently achieved by the community. These are on top of the heavy workload related to the IANA stewardship transition. Since the Singapore Meeting, the community has tackled difficult WHOIS issues, such as internationalized registration data, new access protocols, and proposed rules for privacy and proxy services.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/whois-continuous-improvements-in-the-works>

 

Letter from Marika Konings, ICANN Sr. Policy Director and Team Leader for the GNSO, to ICANN Board

Preliminary Issue Report on the next-generation gTLD RDS to replace Whois

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/konings-to-icann-08jun15-en.pdf>

 

We aren’t the copyright cops, ICANN’s president says

The Internet is inching ever closer to becoming the equal, nonpartisan network it was always meant to be. And one of the top officials leading that charge is vowing not to let any single corporate or government actor derail that project — including the United States.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/09/we-arent-the-copyright-police-says-icanns-president/>

 

ICANN’S MANY TRIPS UP CAPITOL HILL, PART 1

Looking back on the two recent congressional hearings involving ICANN – the May 13 morning House Judiciary Committee hearing Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .Sucks Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet’s Operation and the House Commerce Committee matinee later that afternoon Stakeholder Perspectives on the IANA Transition – I wondered, “How many times has Congress held a hearing about ICANN?”

<http://www.bna.com/icanns-trips-capitol-b17179927466/>

 

A Review of Fadi Chehade's Incomplete Legacy at ICANN by Sophia Bekele

Fadi Chehade, the incumbent President and CEO of ICANN, on 21 May 2015 announced his intention to leave ICANN by March 2016. No actual reasons were given for his summary and unexpected decision to stop being the head of an organization that he has led since 2012 -- against the background that Fadi Chehade had recently received an ICANN Board-approved contract extension up till 30 June 2017; together with a slate that has a long list of things to do with many uncompleted assignments.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150608_a_review_of_fadi_chehades_incomplete_legacy_at_icann/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Romania enforces diacritical marks on domain registration – how does this impact the market?

Nowadays, many Romanians don’t use diacritical marks when writing in Romanian anymore, so the recent decision to include diacritical marks in local domain names has taken the market by surprise.

<http://www.romania-insider.com/romania-diacritical-marks-domain/150456/>

 

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New gTLD Registrations Surge Past 6 Million With More Winners and a Few Losers

New gTLD registrations are still surging upwards with the six millionth registration occurring on 7 June according to nTLDstats.com. Currently there are over 6.033 million domains registered.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23904>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/09/new-gtld-registrations-surge-past-6-million/>

 

.xyz starts to plummet — NetSol freebies to blame?

XYZ.com has been seeing its .xyz zone file shrink rapidly over the last five days, likely as a result of free domains pushed out to Network Solutions customers starting to expire.

<http://domainincite.com/18660-xyz-starts-to-plummet-netsol-freebies-to-blame>

 

The Hunger Games is first to use a .movie domain

Donuts has signed up an impressive anchor tenant for its upcoming .movie gTLD in the form of The Hunger Games series of movies.

<http://domainincite.com/18662-the-hunger-games-is-first-to-use-a-movie-domain>

 

How to use brand Sydney to your benefit

One way innovative businesses have tapped into consumers’ love for all things Sydney has been to align their businesses with the city.

<http://www.iconic.sydney/media-release/how-to-use-brand-sydney-to-your-benefit/>

 

Rightside CEO Taryn Naidu – DNW Podcast #36

A discussion with the CEO of Rightside, the company behind eNom and Name.com, a whole bunch of TLDs, and part-owner of NameJet.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/08/rightside-ceo-taryn-naidu-dnw-podcast-36/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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EU Cybersecurity Strategy - 2nd High Level Conference

This Conference took stock of the progress of the EU Cybersecurity strategy, two years after its adoption. It also provided information on the state of play of the implementation of the five main priorities of the Strategy and showcased highlights of the main actions in the Strategy.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/eu-cybersecurity-strategy-2nd-high-level-conference>

 

Federal Agencies to Move to HTTPS-Only Connections

Following the lead of many major Web services, the White House on Monday announced that it would move all of the federal government’s public sites and services to HTTPS-only.

<https://threatpost.com/federal-agencies-to-move-to-https-only-connections/113221>

 

Only a third of federal sites protect your Web traffic from prying eyes. That’s about to change.

The White House just took a big step toward making government Web sites more secure for visitors. On Monday, the Office of Management and Budget issued a directive that requires all publicly accessible federal Web sites and services to adopt encryption using HTTPS.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/09/only-a-third-of-federal-sites-protect-your-web-traffic-from-prying-eyes-thats-about-to-change/>

 

US to require HTTPS for all government websites [IDG]

The U.S. government is mandating the use of the HTTPS security protocol on all of its public websites and web services by the end of 2016.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/576942/us-require-https-all-government-websites/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/576942/us-require-https-all-government-websites/>

 

US army shuts website after hacking attack

The US army has temporarily taken down its website after a hacking attack. It says an element of the army.mil website was compromised and preventative measures had to be taken to ensure there was no breach of data.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33058755>

 

Cyber attack on German parliament still active, could cost millions: media

A cyber attack on the German Bundestag lower house of parliament reported last month is still stealing data and could force officials to spend millions of euros replacing the entire computer system, German media reported on Wednesday.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/10/us-germany-cybersecurity-idUKM1KBN0OQ2GA20150610>

 

Freeparking hit by DDoS, vexed customers scream into abyss

Email and hosting biz Freeparking has run into yet more trouble after being hit by a DDoS attack today.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/09/freeparking_hit_by_ddos_attack/>

 

Cyber-Espionage Nightmare: A groundbreaking online-spying case unearths details that companies wish you didn’t know about how vital information slips away from them.

On a wall facing dozens of cubicles at the FBI office in Pittsburgh, five guys from Shanghai stare from “Wanted” posters. Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Huang Zhenyu, and Gu Chunhui are, according to a federal indictment unsealed last year, agents of China’s People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398, who hacked into networks at American companies—U.S. Steel, Alcoa, Allegheny Technologies (ATI), Westinghouse—plus the biggest industrial labor union in North America, United Steelworkers, and the U.S. subsidiary of SolarWorld, a German solar-panel maker. Over several years, prosecutors say, the agents stole thousands of e-mails about business strategy, documents about unfair-trade cases some of the U.S. companies had filed against China, and even piping designs for nuclear power plants—all allegedly to benefit Chinese companies.

<http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/538201/cyber-espionage-nightmare/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Important UDRP precedent shows that TLDs are carrying more and more weight [registration]

In a recent decision under the UDRP before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a London-based investment management company has successfully obtained the transfer of a domain name reproducing its trademark under the new gTLD ‘.capital’.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=ed3c5f1f-5015-4da9-bdd5-7ac46faadf4c>

 

Court returns stolen 224.com, 605.com and 452.com domain names

A U.S. Federal Court has ordered the domain names 224.com, 605.com and 452.com be returned to Traffic Names, Ltd.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/09/court-returns-stolen-224-com-605-com-and-452-com-domain-names/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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For ccTLD Registries: 4 Steps To Guaranteed Success

In this guest post, Clifford deSouza of LogicBoxes explains how ccTLD Registries can leverage automation & grow their business.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/10/for-cctld-registries-4-steps-to-guaranteed-success-guest-post/>

 

Uncovering PPC Best Practices With Allstate Insurance

When it comes to PPC, the insurance industry is a highly competitive one. And with such fierce competition, keywords and getting noticed tend to cost more. However, the success of one's PPC campaign isn't necessarily determined by the amount you spend, but the way in which you invest in your resources.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2411488/uncovering-ppc-best-practices-with-allstate-insurance>

 

8 Things to Look for in a Registrar Automation Platform by Aditya Chauhan

In today's world, domain name registrars play a very important role in the functioning of the domain name ecosystem. This is in stark contrast from the Registry-dominated industry most of us have been used to seeing over the past decade. After the introduction of New gTLDs, Registrars have been elevated to a strategic and important pedestal because they're the first contact point to end customers of domain names.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150610_8_things_to_look_for_in_a_registrar_automation_platform/>

 

Melbourne IT buys app developer Outware Mobile

Melbourne IT has made another big acquisition, picking up a controlling stake in local app development outfit Outware Mobile in a $21.7 million deal.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/melbourne-it-buys-app-developer-outware-mobile/story-e6frgakx-1227391178176>

 

Melbourne IT buys 50.2pc of app developer Outware Mobile for $21.7m

Melbourne IT has made its second acquisition for the year, buying a 50.2 per cent stake in app developer Outware Mobile for $21.7 million.

<http://www.afr.com/technology/melbourne-it-buys-502pc-of-app-developer-outware-mobile-for-217m-20150609-ghhiku>

 

How to Maximise Registrations Through Effective Registrar Relationships by Ryan Baker

There are some surefire ways to get channel engagement and drive registrations, but doing what everyone else is doing is not going to cut it in the world of new TLDs. Successful Registrar engagement requires an investment of time far in advance of what some Registry Operators appear to be expecting, both in terms of ongoing relationship management as well as continually providing tools which make it easier for Registrars to sell your extension over other TLDs.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150609_how_to_maximise_registrations_through_registrar_relationships/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Parking company monetizes typos — with the TM holder’s permission

A new domain name parking service promises to help people monetize brand related domain names, such as typos, in a way that brand owners support.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/08/parking-company-monetizes-typos-with-the-tm-holders-permission/>

 

MM.com Domain Sells After $1.2 Million Purchase

The domain name MM.com has been confirmed sold! The transaction took place last Wednesday, June 3, 2015 with the domain name being acquired by Jinxin Wang Luo of Fujian, China according to whois records.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/06/09/mm-com-domain-sells-after-1-2-million-purchase/>

 

(Some of) May’s top NameJet sales

Each month, NameJet disseminates its list of domain auctions that closed above $2,000, and various domain blogs publish that list basically as is. Personally, I’ve tried to dig a bit deeper, grouping sold domains by type and providing month-to-month statistics on overall market-place performance. Unfortunately, that approach is too time consuming; so I’m reverting to a simpler list format.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/10/some-of-mays-top-namejet-sales/>

 

 

 

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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">U.S. Will Delay Plan to Give Up Internet Powers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/u-s-will-delay-plan-to-give-up-internet-powers-20150610"><span>http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/u-s-will-delay-plan-to-give-up-internet-powers-20150610</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US Congress oils up, jumps over ropes into DNS wrestling match<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/10/congress_iana_contract_process/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/10/congress_iana_contract_process/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Program Reviews: Data Collection and Analysis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-gtld-program-reviews-data-collection-and-analysis"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-gtld-program-reviews-data-collection-and-analysis</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We aren&rsquo;t the copyright cops, ICANN&rsquo;s president says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/09/we-arent-the-copyright-police-says-icanns-president/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/09/we-arent-the-copyright-police-says-icanns-president/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Registrations Surge Past 6 Million With More Winners and a Few Losers</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/09/new-gtld-registrations-surge-past-6-million/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/09/new-gtld-registrations-surge-past-6-million/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.xyz starts to plummet &mdash; NetSol freebies to blame?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18660-xyz-starts-to-plummet-netsol-freebies-to-blame"><span>http://domainincite.com/18660-xyz-starts-to-plummet-netsol-freebies-to-blame</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><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">U.S. Will Delay Plan to Give Up Internet Powers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">June 10, 2015 The U.S. government will likely keep control over important Internet management powers until next year. That's because ICANN won't be ready to run independently from the U.S. government on time, the group's leader said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/u-s-will-delay-plan-to-give-up-internet-powers-20150610"><span>http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/u-s-will-delay-plan-to-give-up-internet-powers-20150610</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lawmakers advance oversight bill on Internet domain transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A House subcommittee approved a bill Wednesday that would require the Obama administration to give Congress 30 days to review any final plan before handing off oversight of the back end of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://thehill.com/policy/technology/244521-lawmakers-advance-oversight-bill-on-internet-domain-transition"><span>http://thehill.com/policy/technology/244521-lawmakers-advance-oversight-bill-on-internet-domain-transition</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US Congress oils up, jumps over ropes into DNS wrestling match<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US Congress is trying to insert itself into the transition of the IANA contract from the Department of Commerce to domain-name overseer ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/10/congress_iana_contract_process/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/10/congress_iana_contract_process/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">House panel adds requirements to ICANN transition</span><span> [IDG]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has approved a bill that would add new requirements before a government agency ends its oversight of ICANN</span><span>.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/577140/house-panel-adds-requirements-icann-transition/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/577140/house-panel-adds-requirements-icann-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/577140/house-panel-adds-requirements-icann-transition/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/577140/house-panel-adds-requirements-icann-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US Will Delay Plan to Give Up Internet Powers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. government will likely keep control over important Internet management powers until next year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/06/us-will-delay-plan-give-internet-powers/114964/"><span>http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/06/us-will-delay-plan-give-internet-powers/114964/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Transition, Accountability Will Remain Central at June ICANN Meeting in Argentina<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Plans to transition remaining U.S. oversight of key domain name system functions to the global multistakeholder community and to enhance ICANN's accountability in the process will be front and center at the organization's public meeting in Buenos Aires later this month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/iana-transition-accountability-n17179927473/"><span>http://www.bna.com/iana-transition-accountability-n17179927473/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">FIFA Scandal is Bad News for Obama Administration and U.S. Proponents of ICANN Internet Transfer</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">David Mitnick<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The headlines surrounding bribes and corruption within FIFA are an ominous sign for those in the United States, especially the White House, who are advocating for the transfer of control of the main root zone of the Internet to ICANN. Specifically, these charges against FIFA are undermining the public's trust in quasi-government organizations like FIFA, ICANN, the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee ("IOC") (to name a few), that operate outside the purview of a national government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150608_fifa_scandal_is_bad_news_for_obama_administration_icann_transfer/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150608_fifa_scandal_is_bad_news_for_obama_administration_icann_transfer/</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">New gTLD Program Reviews: Data Collection and Analysis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When will ICANN open another application round for new gTLDs? The next round is on the horizon, but ICANN must first focus on executing a comprehensive, multidimensional examination of how well the New gTLD Program met its original goals, a topic I first wrote about in January 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-gtld-program-reviews-data-collection-and-analysis"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-gtld-program-reviews-data-collection-and-analysis</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GNSO Review Draft Report Posted for Public Comment &ndash; Provide Your Feedback and Make Your Voice Heard! by Jen Wolfe, Chair, GNSO Review Working Party<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>During this very busy period leading up to ICANN53, I encourage you to make time to provide your feedback on the Draft Report: Review of the GNSO. Why is this important?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/gnso-review-draft-report-posted-for-public-comment-provide-your-feedback-and-make-your-voice-heard"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/gnso-review-draft-report-posted-for-public-comment-provide-your-feedback-and-make-your-voice-heard</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Maximising the Community Wiki<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As I've said before in my blogs, the aim of the ICANN Digital Services team is to develop digital tools which will allow for better access to information and enable more efficient, and collaborative, working.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/maximising-the-community-wiki"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/maximising-the-community-wiki</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">Hardening ICANN&rsquo;s IT and Digital Services<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">During ICANN52, many community members inquired after the state of ICANN's digital-services. In addition, in response to one of my blog posts, some of you met with Chris Gift, VP of Digital Services, and me to gain a deeper understanding of status and plans. And in a recent announcement, ICANN stated that we would share more about our multi-year "digital-services hardening" efforts. I am writing this blog to start this process of keeping you &ndash; our community &ndash; informed and engaged on our many current and planned IT activities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/hardening-icann-s-it-and-digital-services"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/hardening-icann-s-it-and-digital-services</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 Third Africa DNS Forum to Take Place in Nairobi, Kenya<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This is the third Africa DNS forum following on the successful forums in Durban, South Africa (2013), and Abuja, Nigeria (2014).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-08-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>WHOIS: Continuous Improvements in the Works<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>I am truly impressed by the pace of WHOIS related milestones recently achieved by the community. These are on top of the heavy workload related to the IANA stewardship transition. Since the Singapore Meeting, the community has tackled difficult WHOIS issues, such as internationalized registration data, new access protocols, and proposed rules for privacy and proxy services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/whois-continuous-improvements-in-the-works"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/whois-continuous-improvements-in-the-works</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 Marika Konings</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">ICANN Sr. Policy Director and Team Leader for the GNSO</span><span>,</span><span lang="EN"> to ICANN Board</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Preliminary Issue Report on the next-generation gTLD RDS to replace Whois<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/konings-to-icann-08jun15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/konings-to-icann-08jun15-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">We aren&rsquo;t the copyright cops, ICANN&rsquo;s president says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet is inching ever closer to becoming the equal, nonpartisan network it was always meant to be. And one of the top officials leading that charge is vowing not to let any single corporate or government actor derail that project &mdash; including the United States.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/09/we-arent-the-copyright-police-says-icanns-president/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/09/we-arent-the-copyright-police-says-icanns-president/</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&rsquo;S MANY TRIPS UP CAPITOL HILL, PART 1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Looking back on the two recent congressional hearings involving </span><span>ICANN</span><span lang="EN"> &ndash; the May 13 morning House Judiciary Committee hearing Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .Sucks Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet&rsquo;s Operation and the House Commerce Committee matinee later that afternoon Stakeholder Perspectives on the IANA Transition &ndash; I wondered, &ldquo;How many times has Congress held a hearing about ICANN?&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/icanns-trips-capitol-b17179927466/"><span>http://www.bna.com/icanns-trips-capitol-b17179927466/</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">A Review of Fadi Chehade's Incomplete Legacy at ICANN</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Sophia Bekele<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fadi Chehade, the incumbent President and CEO of ICANN, on 21 May 2015 announced his intention to leave ICANN by March 2016. No actual reasons were given for his summary and unexpected decision to stop being the head of an organization that he has led since 2012 -- against the background that Fadi Chehade had recently received an ICANN Board-approved contract extension up till 30 June 2017; together with a slate that has a long list of things to do with many uncompleted assignments.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150608_a_review_of_fadi_chehades_incomplete_legacy_at_icann/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150608_a_review_of_fadi_chehades_incomplete_legacy_at_icann/</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">Romania enforces diacritical marks on domain registration &ndash; how does this impact the market?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nowadays, many Romanians don&rsquo;t use diacritical marks when writing in Romanian anymore, so the recent decision to include diacritical marks in local domain names has taken the market by surprise.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.romania-insider.com/romania-diacritical-marks-domain/150456/"><span>http://www.romania-insider.com/romania-diacritical-marks-domain/150456/</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">New gTLD Registrations Surge Past 6 Million With More Winners and a Few Losers</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD registrations are still surging upwards with the six millionth registration occurring on 7 June according to nTLDstats.com. Currently there are over 6.033 million domains registered.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23904"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23904</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/09/new-gtld-registrations-surge-past-6-million/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/09/new-gtld-registrations-surge-past-6-million/</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">.xyz starts to plummet &mdash; NetSol freebies to blame?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">XYZ.com has been seeing its .xyz zone file shrink rapidly over the last five days, likely as a result of free domains pushed out to Network Solutions customers starting to expire.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18660-xyz-starts-to-plummet-netsol-freebies-to-blame"><span>http://domainincite.com/18660-xyz-starts-to-plummet-netsol-freebies-to-blame</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 Hunger Games is first to use a .movie domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts has signed up an impressive anchor tenant for its upcoming .movie gTLD in the form of The Hunger Games series of movies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18662-the-hunger-games-is-first-to-use-a-movie-domain"><span>http://domainincite.com/18662-the-hunger-games-is-first-to-use-a-movie-domain</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">How to use brand Sydney to your benefit<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One way innovative businesses have tapped into consumers&rsquo; love for all things Sydney has been to align their businesses with the city.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.iconic.sydney/media-release/how-to-use-brand-sydney-to-your-benefit/"><span>http://www.iconic.sydney/media-release/how-to-use-brand-sydney-to-your-benefit/</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 CEO Taryn Naidu &ndash; DNW Podcast #36<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A discussion with the CEO of Rightside, the company behind eNom and Name.com, a whole bunch of </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s, and part-owner of NameJet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/08/rightside-ceo-taryn-naidu-dnw-podcast-36/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/08/rightside-ceo-taryn-naidu-dnw-podcast-36/</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">EU Cybersecurity Strategy - 2nd High Level Conference<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This Conference took stock of the progress of the EU Cybersecurity strategy, two years after its adoption. It also provided information on the state of play of the implementation of the five main priorities of the Strategy and showcased highlights of the main actions in the Strategy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/eu-cybersecurity-strategy-2nd-high-level-conference"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/eu-cybersecurity-strategy-2nd-high-level-conference</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Federal Agencies to Move to HTTPS-Only Connections<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following the lead of many major Web services, the White House on Monday announced that it would move all of the federal government&rsquo;s public sites and services to HTTPS-only.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="https://threatpost.com/federal-agencies-to-move-to-https-only-connections/113221"><span>https://threatpost.com/federal-agencies-to-move-to-https-only-connections/113221</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">Only a third of federal sites protect your Web traffic from prying eyes. That&rsquo;s about to change.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The White House just took a big step toward making government Web sites more secure for visitors. On Monday, the Office of Management and Budget issued a directive that requires all publicly accessible federal Web sites and services to adopt encryption using HTTPS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/09/only-a-third-of-federal-sites-protect-your-web-traffic-from-prying-eyes-thats-about-to-change/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/09/only-a-third-of-federal-sites-protect-your-web-traffic-from-prying-eyes-thats-about-to-change/</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 require HTTPS for all government websites</span><span> [IDG]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. government is mandating the use of the HTTPS security protocol on all of its public websites and web services by the end of 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/576942/us-require-https-all-government-websites/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/576942/us-require-https-all-government-websites/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/576942/us-require-https-all-government-websites/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/576942/us-require-https-all-government-websites/</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 army shuts website after hacking attack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US army has temporarily taken down its website after a hacking attack.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">It says an element of the army.mil website was compromised and preventative measures had to be taken to ensure there was no breach of data.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33058755"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33058755</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber attack on German parliament still active, could cost millions: media<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A cyber attack on the German Bundestag lower house of parliament reported last month is still stealing data and could force officials to spend millions of euros replacing the entire computer system, German media reported on Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/10/us-germany-cybersecurity-idUKM1KBN0OQ2GA20150610"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/10/us-germany-cybersecurity-idUKM1KBN0OQ2GA20150610</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Freeparking hit by DDoS, vexed customers scream into abyss<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Email and hosting biz Freeparking has run into yet more trouble after being hit by a DDoS attack today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/09/freeparking_hit_by_ddos_attack/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/09/freeparking_hit_by_ddos_attack/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber-Espionage Nightmare</span><span>: </span><span lang="EN">A groundbreaking online-spying case unearths details that companies wish you didn&rsquo;t know about how vital information slips away from them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On a wall facing dozens of cubicles at the FBI office in Pittsburgh, five guys from Shanghai stare from &ldquo;Wanted&rdquo; posters. Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Huang Zhenyu, and Gu Chunhui are, according to a federal indictment unsealed last year, agents of China&rsquo;s People&rsquo;s Liberation Army Unit 61398, who hacked into networks at American companies&mdash;U.S. Steel, Alcoa, Allegheny Technologies (ATI), Westinghouse&mdash;plus the biggest industrial labor union in North America, United Steelworkers, and the U.S. subsidiary of SolarWorld, a German solar-panel maker. Over several years, prosecutors say, the agents stole thousands of e-mails about business strategy, documents about unfair-trade cases some of the U.S. companies had filed against China, and even piping designs for nuclear power plants&mdash;all allegedly to benefit Chinese companies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/538201/cyber-espionage-nightmare/"><span>http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/538201/cyber-espionage-nightmare/</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">Important UDRP precedent shows that TLDs are carrying more and more weight</span><span> [registration]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a recent decision under the UDRP before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a London-based investment management company has successfully obtained the transfer of a domain name reproducing its trademark under the new gTLD &lsquo;.capital&rsquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=ed3c5f1f-5015-4da9-bdd5-7ac46faadf4c"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=ed3c5f1f-5015-4da9-bdd5-7ac46faadf4c</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">Court returns stolen 224.com, 605.com and 452.com domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A U.S. Federal Court has ordered the domain names 224.com, 605.com and 452.com be returned to Traffic Names, Ltd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/09/court-returns-stolen-224-com-605-com-and-452-com-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/09/court-returns-stolen-224-com-605-com-and-452-com-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">**********************<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">For ccTLD Registries: 4 Steps To Guaranteed Success<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In this guest post, Clifford deSouza of LogicBoxes explains how ccTLD Registries can leverage automation &amp; grow their business.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/10/for-cctld-registries-4-steps-to-guaranteed-success-guest-post/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/10/for-cctld-registries-4-steps-to-guaranteed-success-guest-post/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Uncovering PPC Best Practices With Allstate Insurance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When it comes to PPC, the insurance industry is a highly competitive one. And with such fierce competition, keywords and getting noticed tend to cost more. However, the success of one's PPC campaign isn't necessarily determined by the amount you spend, but the way in which you invest in your resources.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2411488/uncovering-ppc-best-practices-with-allstate-insurance"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2411488/uncovering-ppc-best-practices-with-allstate-insurance</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">8 Things to Look for in a Registrar Automation Platform</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Aditya Chauhan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In today's world, domain name registrars play a very important role in the functioning of the domain name ecosystem. This is in stark contrast from the Registry-dominated industry most of us have been used to seeing over the past decade. After the introduction of New gTLDs, Registrars have been elevated to a strategic and important pedestal because they're the first contact point to end customers of domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150610_8_things_to_look_for_in_a_registrar_automation_platform/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150610_8_things_to_look_for_in_a_registrar_automation_platform/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Melbourne IT buys app developer Outware Mobile<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Melbourne IT has made another big acquisition, picking up a controlling stake in local app development outfit Outware Mobile in a $21.7 million deal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/melbourne-it-buys-app-developer-outware-mobile/story-e6frgakx-1227391178176"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/melbourne-it-buys-app-developer-outware-mobile/story-e6frgakx-1227391178176</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Melbourne IT buys 50.2pc of app developer Outware Mobile for $21.7m<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Melbourne IT has made its second acquisition for the year, buying a 50.2 per cent stake in app developer Outware Mobile for $21.7 million.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/technology/melbourne-it-buys-502pc-of-app-developer-outware-mobile-for-217m-20150609-ghhiku"><span>http://www.afr.com/technology/melbourne-it-buys-502pc-of-app-developer-outware-mobile-for-217m-20150609-ghhiku</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 Maximise Registrations Through Effective Registrar Relationships</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Ryan Baker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There are some surefire ways to get channel engagement and drive registrations, but doing what everyone else is doing is not going to cut it in the world of new TLDs. Successful Registrar engagement requires an investment of time far in advance of what some Registry Operators appear to be expecting, both in terms of ongoing relationship management as well as continually providing tools which make it easier for Registrars to sell your extension over other TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150609_how_to_maximise_registrations_through_registrar_relationships/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150609_how_to_maximise_registrations_through_registrar_relationships/</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">Parking company monetizes typos &mdash; with the TM holder&rsquo;s permission<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new domain name parking service promises to help people monetize brand related domain names, such as typos, in a way that brand owners support.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/08/parking-company-monetizes-typos-with-the-tm-holders-permission/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/08/parking-company-monetizes-typos-with-the-tm-holders-permission/</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">MM.com Domain Sells After $1.2 Million Purchase<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The domain name MM.com has been confirmed sold! The transaction took place last Wednesday, June 3, 2015 with the domain name being acquired by Jinxin Wang Luo of Fujian, China according to whois records</span><span>.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/06/09/mm-com-domain-sells-after-1-2-million-purchase/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/06/09/mm-com-domain-sells-after-1-2-million-purchase/</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">(Some of) May&rsquo;s top NameJet sales<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Each month, NameJet disseminates its list of domain auctions that closed above $2,000, and various domain blogs publish that list basically as is. Personally, I&rsquo;ve tried to dig a bit deeper, grouping sold domains by type and providing month-to-month statistics on overall market-place performance. Unfortunately, that approach is too time consuming; so I&rsquo;m reverting to a simpler list format.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/10/some-of-mays-top-namejet-sales/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/10/some-of-mays-top-namejet-sales/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><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>"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 | 8 Jun 05:27 2015

auDA domain news - 8 June

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A Critical Moment for the Future of the Internet by Fadi Chehadé

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/techonomy/a-critical-moment-for-the_b_7513308.html>

 

The NTIA Stewardship Transition: Catalyst for Enhancing the Multistakeholder Approach

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-ntia-stewardship-transition-catalyst-for-enhancing-the-multistakeholder-approach>

 

ICANN should strengthen its mechanisms to respect human rights

<http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/freedom-of-expression-and-privacy>

 

.au – new domain name real estate?

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9638ca61-267f-4930-ab2c-3faeb0093dfe>

 

ICM beats own annual projections with .porn on day one

<http://domainincite.com/18656-icm-beats-own-annual-projections-with-porn-on-day-one>

 

New gTLD trade group launches

<http://domainincite.com/18658-new-gtld-trade-group-launches>

 

Are new gTLD registries ripping off brands with unfair sunrise fees?

<http://domainincite.com/18651-are-new-gtld-registries-ripping-off-brands-with-unfair-sunrise-fees>

 

New gTLD Brand Strategy on the Launchpad in Europe

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/brandmarketing/new-gtld-brand-strategy-on-the-launchpad-in-europe>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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A Critical Moment for the Future of the Internet by Fadi Chehadé

The Internet, the greatest invention of our generation -- several generations in fact -- is in many ways a reflection of the American Dream. It's vast and open, unlimited in its potential reach. It's inclusive and welcoming. Anyone can be part of it and make a difference. The fastest growing part of the global economy is Internet-based, and the Internet accounts for a significant and growing portion of global GDP. According to Boston Consulting Group, the Internet is contributing up to 8 percent of GDP in some economies, powering growth and creating jobs.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/techonomy/a-critical-moment-for-the_b_7513308.html>

<http://www.forbes.com/sites/techonomy/2015/06/04/a-critical-moment-for-the-future-of-the-internet/>

 

Plan to Transfer ICANN Stewardship from US to Global Multi-Stakeholder Group on Course

The head of ICANN remains confident that the planned transfer of the group’s stewardship from the US to a global multi-stakeholder group will be completed soon.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/plan-to-transfer-icann-stewardship-from-us-to-global-multi-stakeholder-group-on-course>

 

Cuba Hosts Forum on Political Communication

The International Conference “New Scenarios of Political Communication in the Digital Sphere-2015″ began in Havana with the presence of official experts and delegates of more than 30 countries.

<http://en.escambray.cu/2015/cuba-hosts-forum-on-political-communication/>

 

Experts in political communication will meet in Cuba

With the aim of promoting exchanges on topics such as the development and use of information technologies and communications, and their impact on international relations, the International Conference "New scenarios of political communication in the digital environment” will start from tomorrow.

<http://www.cubaheadlines.com/2015/06/05/p13/experts-in-political-communication-will-meet-in-cuba.html>

 

Cyber-Security and Internet Governance under Debate in Havana

Focused on the analysis of the challenges of cyber-security and Internet governance, the International Conference "New scenarios of political communication in the digital realm" continued on Saturday in this capital.

<http://www.periodico26.cu/index.php/en/cuba-news/29893-cyber-security-and-internet-governance-under-debate-in-havana>

 

Report on the WSIS Forum 2015

Organised by the International Telecommunication Union, the agenda of the WSIS Forum is a mix of policy statements from ITU Member States and other Internet-related organisations (including ICANN and the Internet Society), and workshops on specific issues such as cybersecurity, capacity building and the IANA stewardship transition.

<https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/industry-developments/report-on-the-wsis-forum-2015>

 

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- ICANN

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The NTIA Stewardship Transition: Catalyst for Enhancing the Multistakeholder Approach

It's over a year since work started for several multistakeholder groups on the transition of the US Government stewardship over the IANA functions.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-ntia-stewardship-transition-catalyst-for-enhancing-the-multistakeholder-approach>

 

Advisory Concerning Registrar Obligations to Provide Data to ICANN Pursuant to Section 3.4.3 of the 2013 RAA

Section 3.4.3 of the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (the "2013 RAA") requires registrars to provide certain data, information, and records to ICANN upon request and incorporates a procedure by which ICANN and registrars can agree to limitations, protections, or alternative solutions in the event a registrar believes that the provision of such data to ICANN would violate applicable law or legal proceedings.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-05-en>

 

Request for Proposal for Reference LGRs for the Second Level

ICANN is seeking provider(s) to develop Label Generation Rules (LGRs) for multiple languages (and scripts) for use at the second level, based on a new machine readable formal representation available at...

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-06-05-en>

 

Root Stability Study RFP

ICANN is seeking one or more providers to conduct a technical study examining the impact of the New gTLD Program (the Program) on the DNS root system.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-06-05-en>

 

Call for Expressions of Interest for 2016 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

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-2-2015-06-04-en>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to COREHUB S.R.L.

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

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-04-en>

 

Letter from Steve Crocker to Jonathan Robinson

Cross-Community Working Group (CCWG) - The Use of New gTLD Auction Proceeds

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-robinson-04jun15-en.pdf>

 

ICANN should strengthen its mechanisms to respect human rights

The Council of Europe has called upon its 47 member states to ensure that ICANN ... creates adequate mechanisms to identify, prevent and mitigate possible breaches to human rights in its work, notably the rights to freedom of expression and privacy.

<http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/freedom-of-expression-and-privacy>

 

CoE calls on ICANN to strengthen protections for privacy, expression [Xinhua]

The Council of Europe (CoE) released a declaration Wednesday calling on member states to ensure that ICANN ... to strengthen its measures against rights abuses.

<http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2015-06/04/content_35732911.htm>

 

Power Shift: The CCWG’s ICANN Membership Proposal by Milton Mueller

The public comment period on the Cross-Community Working Group on Accountability is about to close. Reading through the proposal, we discovered aspects of the proposal that would definitely improve ICANN’s accountability. But we also got a disturbing sense that some of the “chartering organizations” who make up the CCWG are using this transition not to improve ICANN’s accountability but to make themselves more powerful in ICANN. This problem is most evident in the membership proposal, which would make all of the Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) into the “members” of ICANN.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/06/04/power-shift-the-ccwgs-icann-membership-proposal/>

 

ICANN speak clearly now .gay has gone – Council of Europe

An alliance of 47 countries has called on ICANN to respect privacy and freedom of expression when allocating TLDs.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/05/oi_icann_be_a_bit_more_careful_in_handing_out_those_sucky_sites_warns_coe/>

 

ICANN Can Be Fixed

Who stands to benefit the most from President Barack Obama's master plan to surrender the U.S.-created Internet to ICANN? ICANN itself, so it's a little surprising that its board has already accepted (graciously and with gratitude for services rendered, or so we're told) the resignation of its CEO, Fadi Chehade, before the transition is complete.

<http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2015/06/05/icann-must-be-fixed-by-next-ceo>

 

ICANN Selects Architelos for Domain Abuse Intelligence Reporting

We are pleased to announce that Architelos has yet again been selected by ICANN to provide monthly market intelligence reports on domain name abuse across both new and existing TLDs.

<http://architelos.com/icann-selects-architelos-for-domain-abuse-intelligence-reporting/>

 

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.au – new domain name real estate?

The Names Panel of the central .au registry auDA is considering whether to open up direct registrations of .au domain names eg. name.au. Presently it is only possible to register second-level domain names eg. name.com.au. A number of other country codes have been opened up for direct registrations in recent years including .cn (China), .uk (United Kingdom) and .nz (New Zealand), which is placing pressure on .au to follow suit despite auDA having previously rejected direct registrations.

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9638ca61-267f-4930-ab2c-3faeb0093dfe>

 

dk: Validation process in full swing

DK Hostmaster has begun a big data cleansing of all our user database entries in order to insure valid contact details. Now, your name and address must match the CPR- or CVR register if you reside in Denmark.

<https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/validation-process-in-full-swing/>

 

nl: Secure the Internet at DHPA Techday

On 21 May, the fifth DHPA Techday took place, with SIDN again acting as main partner. As part of the Techday activities, we organised our own hands-on lab. The lab featured a DNSSEC tutorial for hosters, given by SIDN staffers Jelte Jansen and Arjen Zonneveld. What are the benefits of DNSSEC for hosters and what are the associated issues?

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/internet-security/secure-the-internet-at-dhpa-techday>

 

FOILing the WHOIS Data for the .nyc TLD

A few of months back, when preparing our 6 month review of the .nyc TLD’s operation – see here, we grew curious about who had purchased the initial 75,000 .nyc domain names: Was this new resource being allocated in an equitable manner? For example, we wondered if the name purchasers were spread evenly over the city or concentrated in a particular neighborhood or borough. And if they were from a particular social or economic strata.

<http://www.connectingnyc.org/foiling-nyc-whois-data/>

 

ICM beats own annual projections with .porn on day one

ICM Registry says it managed to comfortably beat its own expectations for annual sales within the first eight hours of .porn and .adult going into general availability yesterday.

<http://domainincite.com/18656-icm-beats-own-annual-projections-with-porn-on-day-one>

 

.PORN And .ADULT Take Off As General Availability Commences

The .PORN and .ADULT new gTLDs entered General Availability last Thursday and saw a big jump in registrations. As of 6 June there were 10,354 .porn and 7,823 .adult registrations.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/07/porn-and-adult-take-off/>

 

Watch Stuart Lawley defend .Porn and .Adult

ICM Registry CEO Stuart Lawley was on Bloomberg yesterday. Bloomberg’s Emily Chang asked him to defend the business model of selling .porn and .adult domain names. Doesn’t this force celebrities and brands to pay up to protect themselves?

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/04/watch-stuart-lawley-defend-porn-and-adult/>

 

DNS.pt conducts training in Guinea-Bissau

The DNS.pt held a technical and legal training in Guinea-Bissau, on the 28th of May. The main topics discussed were: A vision of the Internet; The domain name; Legal; Internet security.

<http://www.dns.pt/en/news/dns-pt-conducts-training-in-guinea-bissau/>

 

se: New project to fight mass surveillance

.SE has decided to financially contribute to “Code Red”, a project initiated by whistle-blower Annie Machon and Simon Davies, privacy veteran and founder of Privacy International.

<https://www.iis.se/english/blog/new-project-to-fight-mass-surveillance/>

 

uk: Update following 2015 AGM and NED election results

Nominet’s Annual General Meeting took place yesterday (Tuesday 2 June) at the Saїd Business School in Oxford.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-following-2015-agm-and-ned-election-results>

 

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Let’s take a look at corporate new gTLD registration trends

In mid-2013, when companies were preparing for the launch of new gTLDs, some were speculating that domain name portfolios would grow exponentially in an effort to protect brands online. And while some companies have registered core brands across many TLDs, the majority of companies have taken advantage of blocking, and have registered selectively.

<http://www.ionmag.asia/2015/06/lets-take-a-look-at-corporate-new-gtld-registration-trends/>

 

New gTLD trade group launches

A group of new gTLD registries have got together to form the TLD Operator Community, a new “think tank” devoted to the commercial aspects of running new TLDs.

<http://domainincite.com/18658-new-gtld-trade-group-launches>

 

Are new gTLD registries ripping off brands with unfair sunrise fees?

Forget .sucks — several less controversial new gTLD registries have come under fire from the likes of Google, Facebook and Adobe for charging sunrise fees as high as $17,000 for domains matching famous trademarks.

<http://domainincite.com/18651-are-new-gtld-registries-ripping-off-brands-with-unfair-sunrise-fees>

 

New gTLD Brand Strategy on the Launchpad in Europe

Though U.S. applicants made up the largest percentage of the new gTLD applicant pool, European brand owners have shown a more robust interest in adding their new gTLD to their digital brand strategy.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/brandmarketing/new-gtld-brand-strategy-on-the-launchpad-in-europe>

 

Targeted, campaign-based marketing using new TLDs

If you have a major new campaign or launch coming up, there’s a lot riding on getting the right message to your client base. This is particularly important if your sale, launch or special event takes place in a specific location. Whether you’re opening a new Sydney branch of your national retail chain or organising a charity fun run through the streets of Melbourne, you need locals to know they are the target market for your initiative.

<http://iconic.sydney/media-release/targeted-campaign-based-marketing-using-new-tlds/>

 

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/>

 

Freedom of choice in domain names

From .ads to .zip. From 2 or 3 characters (.ca and .bio) to 12 or 13 characters (.versicherung and .international). Domain extensions based on geography, media, entertainment, culture, education, technology, sports, health, business, brands and finance. It seems like we have an almost unlimited choice. More than 800 new extensions were launched last year and we can now choose out of 1.300 domain extensions. Did you know that?

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/freedom-choice-domain-names>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Verisign's Q1 2015 DDoS Trends: Verisign Mitigates More DDoS Attacks in Q1 2015 than Any Quarter in 2014

Verisign just released our Q1 2015 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services, and the security research of iDefense Security Intelligence Services.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_q1>

 

3 Key Steps for SMBs to Protect Their Website and Critical Internet Services

The National Small Business Association (NBSA) recently released a report revealing that half of all small businesses have been the victim of a cyber-attack – and the cost of dealing with these attacks has skyrocketed to $20,752 per attack. In about a third of attacks, the victim’s website was taken down, often for days. The impact of such outages cannot be measured by the immediate lost revenue alone, as the long term impact of the harm to your reputation and customer loss cannot be easily calculated.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/3_key_steps_for_smbs>

 

Data Breach Linked to China Exposes Millions of U.S. Workers

The Obama administration on Thursday announced what appeared to be one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ data, involving at least four million current and former government workers in an intrusion that officials said apparently originated in China.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/us/breach-in-a-federal-computer-system-exposes-personnel-data.html>

 

U.S. Was Warned of System Open to Cyberattacks

The inspector general at the Office of Personnel Management, which keeps the records and security clearance information for millions of current and retired federal employees, issued a report in November that essentially described the agency’s computer security system as a Chinese hacker’s dream.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/06/us/chinese-hackers-may-be-behind-anthem-premera-attacks.html>

 

US government responds to latest hack: give us more power over data collection

Congressional leaders are warning the latest major government data hack proves the Senate should hand the US government greater cybersecurity powers – even as the stalled legislation to do so would place even more consumer data into the hands of the same government that could not secure its existing information.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/05/us-government-opm-hack-data-collection-powers>

 

Cyberwar: hacking attacks between nations are difficult to prove

It is a story that is becoming all-too-familiar: the US government had to admit on Thursday that one of its key personnel databases, containing the records of up to 4 million staff, had been compromised in a large-scale hacking attack. Officials speaking off the record laid the blame at China’s door, though did not immediately provide any evidence for this claim.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/05/cyberwar-hacking-attacks-nations-defence>

 

With a series of major hacks, China builds a database on Americans

China is building massive databases of Americans’ personal information by hacking government agencies and U.S. health-care companies, using a high-tech tactic to achieve an age-old goal of espionage: recruiting spies or gaining more information on an adversary, U.S. officials and analysts say.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-a-series-of-hacks-china-appears-to-building-a-database-on-americans/2015/06/05/d2af51fa-0ba3-11e5-95fd-d580f1c5d44e_story.html>

 

The government won’t say what was in the hacked federal database, but experts have suspicions

Here’s what we know from federal officials about the database that was hacked, compromising the personal information of 4 million current and retired employees: It is kept in a data center at the Department of the Interior.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/06/05/what-employee-information-was-in-the-government-database-hacked-by-the-chinese/>

 

Why OPM should have seen the latest cyberattack coming

Hackers gained access to information of about 4 million current and former federal employees in December, U.S. officials have said. But the agency at the heart of the attack, the Office of Personnel Management, should have seen it coming.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/05/why-opm-should-have-seen-the-latest-cyberattack-coming/>

 

Millions of US government workers hit by data breach

Chinese hackers are suspected of carrying out a "massive breach" affecting the data of millions of US government workers, officials said.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33017310>

 

Chinese Hackers Behind Breach at Insurers Are Also Responsible for Government Attack, Researchers Say

The Chinese attackers who breached two major health insurers this year were also responsible for the intrusion at the Office of Personnel Management, which handles government security clearances and records for federal employees, researchers say.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/technology/chinese-hackers-behind-breach-at-insurers-are-also-responsible-for-government-attack-researchers-say.html>

 

Chinese breach data of 4 million federal workers

Hackers working for the Chinese state breached the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in December, U.S. officials said Thursday, and the agency will notify about 4 million current and former federal employees that their personal data may have been compromised.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/chinese-hackers-breach-federal-governments-personnel-office/2015/06/04/889c0e52-0af7-11e5-95fd-d580f1c5d44e_story.html>

 

China calls U.S. hacking accusations ‘irresponsible and unscientific’

China dismissed American computer hacking allegations on Friday as “irresponsible and unscientific” after Washington accused Beijing of stealing personnel data on millions of federal employees.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-calls-us-hacking-accusations-irresponsible-and-unscientific/2015/06/05/7989cad3-583f-417e-a0b7-34be46eb16ff_story.html>

 

Long Cons: The Next Age of Cyber Attacks

When hackers know that a big payday is coming they don't mind waiting for months for the best moment to strike.

<http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/long-cons-the-next-age-of-cyber-attacks/a/d-id/1320655>

 

Phishers Going the Long Way Round to Avoid Filtering Systems

Any human with an email address likely has gotten thousands of spam messages that look like delivery notifications, invoices, or other alleged communications from shipping companies such as UPS or DHL. They typically contain malicious attachments with exploits for a browser or plug-in vulnerability, but a researcher at the University of Cambridge has run across a novel twist on this kind of spam that turns out to be a completely different kind of attack.

<https://threatpost.com/phishers-going-the-long-way-round-to-avoid-filtering-systems/113170>

 

SOTI Security Series: Exploratory Data Analysis of a DDoS Database

Akamai maintains a database that records information about different attacks it has observed.  The ongoing analysis of that database is captured each quarter in Akamai's State of the Internet Security Report.

<https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/06/state-of-the-internet-security-outtakes-deconstructing-the-prolexic-database.html>

 

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UDRP Spotlight: A Cybersquatting Question for the Court

The famous Kenny Rogers song “The Gambler” teaches us that “you got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em” but it says nothing about the importance of picking the right casino.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/a-cybersquatting-question-for-the-court>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Innovation Will Push IPv6 into the Home Stretch

With the pool of IP version 4 (IPv4) addresses about to run out, the federal government expected its agencies to be much further along in their deployment of IPv6 infrastructure. After all, most new Internet users access government resources via IPv6. However, many agencies, flush with IPv4 addresses but tight on staffing and budget, still don’t feel the urgency.

<http://www.fedtechmagazine.com/article/2015/05/innovation-will-push-ipv6-home-stretch>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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EuroDIG Sessions on Friday, June 5, about Cybersecurity, Network Neutrality, IANA, Access and More by Dan York

What do Europeans interested in Internet policy think about cybersecurity, network neutrality, IANA, improving Internet access and other topics? Tomorrow the second day of the European Dialog on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, will cover all those topics and many more. I've listed some of the sessions that either I or my Internet Society colleagues are participating in. I will personally be involved as a panelist on the two sessions about cybersecurity.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/eurodig_sessions_on_friday_june_5_about_cybersecurity_network_neutrality_ia/>

 

An interesting Google domain name parking patent application

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office just published a Google patent application related to domain name parking.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/04/an-interesting-google-domain-name-parking-patent-application/>

 

Norwegian Airline Creates Emoji URL

Norwegian Airlines demonstrates the rise in visual communication, promoting a new flight to Las Vegas with a web address that consists of emojis for an airplane, slot machine and money.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2411940/norwegian-airline-creates-emoji-url>

 

Why everyone needs to think big about domain names

Protecting your name online has never been more important. This is an age where Twitter can damage corporate reputations and an unregistered domain name can severely shake public confidence.

<http://iconic.sydney/media-release/why-everyone-needs-to-think-big-about-domain-names-2/>

 

Top 5 ways tourism companies can benefit from local domains

The travel and tourism industry has undergone incredible change throughout the last decade as online agencies compete for dominance in an extremely competitive sector. Most travellers are looking for the best travel experience at the lowest price.

<http://iconic.sydney/media-release/top-5-ways-tourism-companies-can-benefit-from-local-domains/>

 

Why campaigns should choose a local domain over a big spend on social

Whether we like it or not, we live in the age of ‘cut-through’ politics, where politicians put their better energies towards what plays well with voters.

<http://iconic.sydney/media-release/why-campaigns-should-choose-a-local-domain-over-a-big-spend-on-social/>

 

Top 5 ways small businesses can profit from local domains

Thinking about communication with your customers as a one-way street is a recipe for disaster. Small business owners must think about engagement in different ways – in particular, how best to utilise online strategies to deliver their brand messages and find new ways to profit.

<http://iconic.sydney/media-release/top-5-ways-small-businesses-can-profit-from-local-domains/>

 

Is your regional tourist attraction on the map?

Australia has a lively and varied regional tourism industry. From scenic rural drives to trendy winery day trips, we love to encourage people to see more of the country than just its capital cities. There’s no denying, however, that bustling capitals like Melbourne and Sydney are often the first port of call for international and interstate visitors. The challenge for regional tourist attractions is to market themselves as uniquely appealing while playing up their proximity to capital cities.

<http://iconic.sydney/media-release/is-your-regional-tourist-attraction-on-the-map/>

 

Tucows’ stock in on fire

If you bought shares of Tucows at the opening price on May 1, just a month ago, you’ve already realized a return of a whopping 57%.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/04/tucows-stock-in-on-fire/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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New Zealand Web Host Freeparking Deals with Post-Migration Mess

New Zealand web host Freeparking is dealing with some unhappy customers after a migration caused numerous issues including some that have prevented customers from accessing their emails or websites.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/new-zealand-web-host-freeparking-deals-with-post-migration-mess>

 

Russian hosting providers call on internet ombudsman for support

Russia’s hosting providers have appealed to internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev for help in building constructive dialogue with the authorities during the All-Russia Hosting Providers and Registrars Forum, which was held in the Leningrad Region from May 28 to 30.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6849>

 

Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in May 2015

EveryCity had the most reliable website during May 2015, responding to all but two of Netcraft's requests. Since Netcraft began monitoring its site in April 2014, EveryCity has maintained a 100% uptime record. Besides SmartOS-based hosting, EveryCity also specialises in Solaris hosting on both SPARC and Intel platforms.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/06/02/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-may-2015-2.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Screw You, Milk Companies: Milk.com Is One of the Last Bastions of the Old Internet

In 2010 the domain name "sex.com" sold for a whopping $12 million dollars, which made it the most expensive patch of HTML ever registered. It's just a word. A homestead accidentally built on a juicy vein of algorithmic oil. Gary Kremen, the man who claimed the domain back in 1995, is the internet's own Beverly Hillbilly. There's no mathematical difference between sex.com and sxe.com, except for the fact that sex.com is worth $12 million.

<http://www.vice.com/read/scerw-you-milk-companies-milkcom-is-one-of-the-last-bastions-of-the-old-internet>

 

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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS

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The social significance of the Facebook Like button by Veikko Eranti, Markku Lonkila

Abstract: In this paper we study social aspects of using the Like button for purposes of impression management, identity construction, and maintenance of social ties online. On the theoretical level our investigation combines Goffman’s notion of face-work with concepts of social network analysis, shedding light on what we dub ‘nano-level’ interaction and sociality on social networking sites.

<http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5505>

 

Can regimes really discourage social networking? Urbanization, mobile phone use, and the dictator's plight by Shin Haeng Lee

Abstract: Are dictators ever really successful at hindering the diffusion of social networking services (SNSs)? This study reports a panel data analysis on 181 countries observed from 2010 to 2013, to assess country-level predictors of Facebook adoption. The findings show that the spread of such a global SNS decelerates as perceptions of democratic governance deteriorate above and beyond socioeconomic and infrastructural development.

<http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5420>

 

The Effect of Piracy Website Blocking on Consumer Behavior by Brett Danaher, Michael D. Smith & Rahul Telang

Abstract: Understanding the relationship between copyright policy and consumer behavior is an increasingly important topic for participants in digital media markets. In this paper we seek to study how consumer behavior changes when Internet Service Providers are required to block access to major piracy websites. We do this in the context of two court-ordered events affecting consumers in the UK: The blocking order directed at The Pirate Bay in May 2012, and blocking orders directed at 19 major piracy sites in October and November 2013.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2612063>

 

Privacy Without Screens & the Internet of Other People's Things by Meg Leta (Ambrose) Jones [Idaho Law Review]

Abstract: Screens have formed the foundation of our experience with connected content, and information exchange agreements adhere to this comfortable arrangement. While the addition of screens, tabs, and apps complicated information collection and privacy, a lack of screens promises to further complicate the arrangement. Notice and choice, wherein an information collector notified information subjects of what would be gathered and how it would processed, is incredibly challenging in a screen world and is even more challenging in a smart world without screens.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2614066>

 

The New Cybersecurity Agenda: Economic and Social Challenges to a Secure Internet by Johannes M. Bauer & William H. Dutton

Abstract: This paper focuses on key economic and social factors underpinning worldwide issues around cybersecurity and, identifies a new agenda for addressing these issues that is being shaped by the Internet and related information and communication technologies, such as social media. All actors in the widening ecology of the Internet require a better social and cultural understanding of cybersecurity issues in order to effectively engage all relevant stakeholders in processes aimed at enhancing cybersecurity.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2614545>

 

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INTERNET USE

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Internet of Things Spending to Reach 1.7 Trillion by 2020

The worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow from $655.8 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 2020, according to research company International Data Corporation (IDC).

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2411703/internet-of-things-spending-to-reach-17-trillion-by-2020>

 

Apple and Google set their sights on their next battleground: your home

Visions of the smart home -- a house that can set its own thermostat, schedule its own lights and preheat its own ovens -- are fast-becoming a reality. The technology is becoming smaller, faster and cheaper, opening new opportunities for transforming everyday objects.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/05/apple-and-google-set-their-sights-on-their-next-battleground-your-home/>

 

Online advertising: Internet users are increasingly blocking ads, including on their mobiles

In advertising, an old adage holds, half the money spent is wasted; the problem is that no one knows which half. This should be less of a problem in online advertising, since readers’ tastes and habits can be tracked, and ads tailored accordingly. But consumers are increasingly using software that blocks advertising on the websites they visit. If current trends continue, the saying in the industry may well become that half the ads aimed at consumers never reach their screens. This puts at risk online publishing’s dominant business model, in which consumers get content and services free in return for granting advertisers access to their eyeballs.

<http://www.economist.com/news/business/21653644-internet-users-are-increasingly-blocking-ads-including-their-mobiles-block-shock>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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Fighting online abuse of children has driven it underground - report

A pan-European drive to use the financial system to fight online child abuse has succeeded in reducing sales of child abuse material using conventional payment systems – but research suggests that abusers have been driven underground, turning to anonymiser technologies to evade law enforcement, and bitcoin to pay for material.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/05/online-child-abuse-driven-underground>

 

Europol hosts annual experts meeting on combating child sexual exploitation

This week, Europol’s EC3 brought together over 130 experts from close to 50 countries to discuss joint cooperation in combating online child sexual exploitation. The experts representing law enforcement authorities, the European Commission, the private sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and academia met for three days to discuss research activities, operational activities, preventive legislation and more.

<https://www.europol.europa.eu/latest_news/europol-hosts-annual-experts-meeting-combating-child-sexual-exploitation>

 

au: Hardcore internet pornography 'most prominent sexual educator' for young people, experts say

"Some boys or girls, they expect that sex is violent — [that] it is OK to use chains or whips, to hurt someone."

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-04/porn-most-prominent-sexual-educator-experts-warn/6522846>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Glenn Greenwald says Australia is 'one of most aggressive' in mass surveillance

Australia is one of the most aggressive countries in the world in terms of mass surveillance and its techniques could be the subject of future leaks, journalist Glenn Greenwald, who first reported on the Edward Snowden revelations for the Guardian, has said.

<http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jun/05/glenn-greenwald-says-australia-is-one-of-most-aggressive-in-mass-surveillance>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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au: Labor senators back stricter biometric data storage rules

Labor members of the Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs have called for changes to be made to a government bill that, if passed, will increase the powers of the immigration department to collect biometric identifiers.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/576769/labor-senators-push-stricter-biometric-data-storage-rules/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Amazon, Google and Facebook have the power to move entire economies

The world of data has its own economics. If you know one thing about one person, you don’t have much. If you know one thing about nearly everyone or nearly everything about one person, you have a little. But if you know nearly everything about nearly everyone, you’ve got something priceless. Essentially, data giants are middlemen who connect buyers with sellers for a fee. Google, for example, takes a place among the premier content providers in the world. Every day, the company handles millions of searches for its users. But mainly, it creates lots and lots of lists. Google became what it is because its lists are very useful to millions of users. But in nearly every case, what a user wants is not provided by Google itself. Google just connects what the user wants with a list of relevant web pages. Google’s famous web crawlers search the Internet, making lists and rendering those lists to users.

<http://www.salon.com/2015/06/07/our_massive_new_monopolies_amazon_google_and_facebook_have_the_power_to_move_entire_economies/>

 

 

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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">A Critical Moment for the Future of the Internet</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/techonomy/a-critical-moment-for-the_b_7513308.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/techonomy/a-critical-moment-for-the_b_7513308.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The NTIA Stewardship Transition: Catalyst for Enhancing the Multistakeholder Approach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-ntia-stewardship-transition-catalyst-for-enhancing-the-multistakeholder-approach"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-ntia-stewardship-transition-catalyst-for-enhancing-the-multistakeholder-approach</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN should strengthen its mechanisms to respect human rights<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/freedom-of-expression-and-privacy"><span>http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/freedom-of-expression-and-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">.au &ndash; new domain name real estate?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9638ca61-267f-4930-ab2c-3faeb0093dfe"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9638ca61-267f-4930-ab2c-3faeb0093dfe</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM beats own annual projections with .porn on day one<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18656-icm-beats-own-annual-projections-with-porn-on-day-one"><span>http://domainincite.com/18656-icm-beats-own-annual-projections-with-porn-on-day-one</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD trade group launches<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18658-new-gtld-trade-group-launches"><span>http://domainincite.com/18658-new-gtld-trade-group-launches</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">Are new gTLD registries ripping off brands with unfair sunrise fees?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18651-are-new-gtld-registries-ripping-off-brands-with-unfair-sunrise-fees"><span>http://domainincite.com/18651-are-new-gtld-registries-ripping-off-brands-with-unfair-sunrise-fees</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Brand Strategy on the Launchpad in Europe<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/brandmarketing/new-gtld-brand-strategy-on-the-launchpad-in-europe"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/brandmarketing/new-gtld-brand-strategy-on-the-launchpad-in-europe</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Critical Moment for the Future of the Internet</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet, the greatest invention of our generation -- several generations in fact -- is in many ways a reflection of the American Dream. It's vast and open, unlimited in its potential reach. It's inclusive and welcoming. Anyone can be part of it and make a difference. The fastest growing part of the global economy is Internet-based, and the Internet accounts for a significant and growing portion of global GDP. According to Boston Consulting Group, the Internet is contributing up to 8 percent of GDP in some economies, powering growth and creating jobs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/techonomy/a-critical-moment-for-the_b_7513308.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/techonomy/a-critical-moment-for-the_b_7513308.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/techonomy/2015/06/04/a-critical-moment-for-the-future-of-the-internet/"><span>http://www.forbes.com/sites/techonomy/2015/06/04/a-critical-moment-for-the-future-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">Plan to Transfer ICANN Stewardship from US to Global Multi-Stakeholder Group on Course<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The head of ICANN remains confident that the planned transfer of the group&rsquo;s stewardship from the US to a global multi-stakeholder group will be completed soon.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/plan-to-transfer-icann-stewardship-from-us-to-global-multi-stakeholder-group-on-course"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/plan-to-transfer-icann-stewardship-from-us-to-global-multi-stakeholder-group-on-course</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">Cuba Hosts Forum on Political Communication<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The International Conference &ldquo;New Scenarios of Political Communication in the Digital Sphere-2015&Prime; began in Havana with the presence of official experts and delegates of more than 30 countries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://en.escambray.cu/2015/cuba-hosts-forum-on-political-communication/"><span>http://en.escambray.cu/2015/cuba-hosts-forum-on-political-communication/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Experts in political communication will meet in Cuba<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With the aim of promoting exchanges on topics such as the development and use of information technologies and communications, and their impact on international relations, the International Conference "New scenarios of political communication in the digital environment&rdquo; will start from tomorrow.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cubaheadlines.com/2015/06/05/p13/experts-in-political-communication-will-meet-in-cuba.html"><span>http://www.cubaheadlines.com/2015/06/05/p13/experts-in-political-communication-will-meet-in-cuba.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">Cyber-Security and Internet Governance under Debate in Havana<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Focused on the analysis of the challenges of cyber-security and Internet governance, the International Conference "New scenarios of political communication in the digital realm" continued on Saturday in this capital.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.periodico26.cu/index.php/en/cuba-news/29893-cyber-security-and-internet-governance-under-debate-in-havana"><span>http://www.periodico26.cu/index.php/en/cuba-news/29893-cyber-security-and-internet-governance-under-debate-in-havana</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Report on the WSIS Forum 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Organised by the International Telecommunication Union, the agenda of the WSIS Forum is a mix of policy statements from ITU Member States and other Internet-related organisations (including ICANN and the Internet Society), and workshops on specific issues such as cybersecurity, capacity building and the IANA stewardship transition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/industry-developments/report-on-the-wsis-forum-2015"><span>https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/industry-developments/report-on-the-wsis-forum-2015</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">The NTIA Stewardship Transition: Catalyst for Enhancing the Multistakeholder Approach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's over a year since work started for several multistakeholder groups on the transition of the US Government stewardship over the IANA functions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-ntia-stewardship-transition-catalyst-for-enhancing-the-multistakeholder-approach"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-ntia-stewardship-transition-catalyst-for-enhancing-the-multistakeholder-approach</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Advisory Concerning Registrar Obligations to Provide Data to ICANN Pursuant to Section 3.4.3 of the 2013 RAA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Section 3.4.3 of the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (the "2013 RAA") requires registrars to provide certain data, information, and records to ICANN upon request and incorporates a procedure by which ICANN and registrars can agree to limitations, protections, or alternative solutions in the event a registrar believes that the provision of such data to ICANN would violate applicable law or legal proceedings.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-05-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Request for Proposal for Reference LGRs for the Second Level<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is seeking provider(s) to develop Label Generation Rules (LGRs) for multiple languages (and scripts) for use at the second level, based on a new machine readable formal representation available at</span><span>...<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-06-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-06-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Root Stability Study RFP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is seeking one or more providers to conduct a technical study examining the impact of the New gTLD Program (the Program) on the DNS root system.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-06-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-06-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Call for Expressions of Interest for 2016 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect<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>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-06-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-06-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to COREHUB S.R.L.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">COREHUB S.R.L. ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request on the basis of Registrar's contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Data Retention Specification in the 2013 RAA violates applicable law in Spain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-04-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Steve Crocker to Jonathan Robinson</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cross-Community Working Group (CCWG) - The Use of New gTLD Auction Proceeds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-robinson-04jun15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-robinson-04jun15-en.pdf</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 should strengthen its mechanisms to respect human rights<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Council of Europe has called upon its 47 member states to ensure that ICANN</span><span> ...</span><span lang="EN"> creates adequate mechanisms to identify, prevent and mitigate possible breaches to human rights in its work, notably the rights to freedom of expression and privacy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/freedom-of-expression-and-privacy"><span>http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/freedom-of-expression-and-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">CoE calls on ICANN to strengthen protections for privacy, expression</span><span> [Xinhua]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Council of Europe (CoE) released a declaration Wednesday calling on member states to ensure that ICANN</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">to strengthen its measures against rights abuses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2015-06/04/content_35732911.htm"><span>http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2015-06/04/content_35732911.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">Power Shift: The CCWG&rsquo;s ICANN Membership Proposal</span><span> by Milton Mueller</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The public comment period on the Cross-Community Working Group on Accountability is about to close. Reading through the proposal, we discovered aspects of the proposal that would definitely improve ICANN&rsquo;s accountability. But we also got a disturbing sense that some of the &ldquo;chartering organizations&rdquo; who make up the CCWG are using this transition not to improve ICANN&rsquo;s accountability but to make themselves more powerful in ICANN. This problem is most evident in the membership proposal, which would make all of the Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) into the &ldquo;members&rdquo; of ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/06/04/power-shift-the-ccwgs-icann-membership-proposal/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/06/04/power-shift-the-ccwgs-icann-membership-proposal/</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 speak clearly now .gay has gone &ndash; Council of Europe<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An alliance of 47 countries has called on ICANN to respect privacy and freedom of expression when allocating </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/05/oi_icann_be_a_bit_more_careful_in_handing_out_those_sucky_sites_warns_coe/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/05/oi_icann_be_a_bit_more_careful_in_handing_out_those_sucky_sites_warns_coe/</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 Can Be Fixed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Who stands to benefit the most from President Barack Obama's master plan to surrender the U.S.-created Internet to </span><span>ICANN</span><span lang="EN">? ICANN itself, so it's a little surprising that its board has already accepted (graciously and with gratitude for services rendered, or so we're told) the resignation of its CEO, Fadi Chehade, before the transition is complete.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2015/06/05/icann-must-be-fixed-by-next-ceo"><span>http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2015/06/05/icann-must-be-fixed-by-next-ceo</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 Selects Architelos for Domain Abuse Intelligence Reporting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We are pleased to announce that Architelos has yet again been selected by ICANN to provide monthly market intelligence reports on domain name abuse across both new and existing TLD</span><span>s</span><span lang="EN">.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://architelos.com/icann-selects-architelos-for-domain-abuse-intelligence-reporting/"><span>http://architelos.com/icann-selects-architelos-for-domain-abuse-intelligence-reporting/</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">.au &ndash; new domain name real estate?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Names Panel of the central .au registry auDA is considering whether to open up direct registrations of .au domain names eg. name.au. Presently it is only possible to register second-level domain names eg. name.com.au. A number of other country codes have been opened up for direct registrations in recent years including .cn (China), .uk (United Kingdom) and .nz (New Zealand), which is placing pressure on .au to follow suit despite auDA having previously rejected direct registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9638ca61-267f-4930-ab2c-3faeb0093dfe"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9638ca61-267f-4930-ab2c-3faeb0093dfe</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>dk: Validation process in full swing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DK Hostmaster has begun a big data cleansing of all our user database entries in order to insure valid contact details. Now, your name and address must match the CPR- or CVR register if you reside in Denmark.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/validation-process-in-full-swing/"><span>https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/validation-process-in-full-swing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nl: Secure the Internet at DHPA Techday<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 21 May, the fifth DHPA Techday took place, with SIDN again acting as main partner. As part of the Techday activities, we organised our own hands-on lab. The lab featured a DNSSEC tutorial for hosters, given by SIDN staffers Jelte Jansen and Arjen Zonneveld. What are the benefits of DNSSEC for hosters and what are the associated issues?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/internet-security/secure-the-internet-at-dhpa-techday"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/internet-security/secure-the-internet-at-dhpa-techday</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">FOILing the WHOIS Data for the .nyc TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A few of months back, when preparing our 6 month review of the .nyc TLD&rsquo;s operation &ndash; see here, we grew curious about who had purchased the initial 75,000 .nyc domain names: Was this new resource being allocated in an equitable manner? For example, we wondered if the name purchasers were spread evenly over the city or concentrated in a particular neighborhood or borough. And if they were from a particular social or economic strata.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.connectingnyc.org/foiling-nyc-whois-data/"><span>http://www.connectingnyc.org/foiling-nyc-whois-data/</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">ICM beats own annual projections with .porn on day one<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry says it managed to comfortably beat its own expectations for annual sales within the first eight hours of .porn and .adult going into general availability yesterday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18656-icm-beats-own-annual-projections-with-porn-on-day-one"><span>http://domainincite.com/18656-icm-beats-own-annual-projections-with-porn-on-day-one</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.PORN And .ADULT Take Off As General Availability Commences<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .PORN and .ADULT new gTLDs entered General Availability last Thursday and saw a big jump in registrations. As of 6 June there were 10,354 .porn and 7,823 .adult registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/07/porn-and-adult-take-off/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/06/07/porn-and-adult-take-off/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Watch Stuart Lawley defend .Porn and .Adult<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry CEO Stuart Lawley was on Bloomberg yesterday. Bloomberg&rsquo;s Emily Chang asked him to defend the business model of selling .porn and .adult domain names. Doesn&rsquo;t this force celebrities and brands to pay up to protect themselves?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/04/watch-stuart-lawley-defend-porn-and-adult/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/04/watch-stuart-lawley-defend-porn-and-adult/</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">DNS.pt conducts training in Guinea-Bissau<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The DNS.pt held a technical and legal training in Guinea-Bissau, on the 28th of May. The main topics discussed were: A vision of the Internet; The domain name; Legal; Internet security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dns.pt/en/news/dns-pt-conducts-training-in-guinea-bissau/"><span>http://www.dns.pt/en/news/dns-pt-conducts-training-in-guinea-bissau/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>se: New project to fight mass surveillance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.SE has decided to financially contribute to &ldquo;Code Red&rdquo;, a project initiated by whistle-blower Annie Machon and Simon Davies, privacy veteran and founder of Privacy International.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/blog/new-project-to-fight-mass-surveillance/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/blog/new-project-to-fight-mass-surveillance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>uk: Update following 2015 AGM and NED election results<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet&rsquo;s Annual General Meeting took place yesterday (Tuesday 2 June) at the Sa</span><span lang="RU">&#1111;d Business School in Oxford.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-following-2015-agm-and-ned-election-results"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-following-2015-agm-and-ned-election-results</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="RU"><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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Let&rsquo;s take a look at corporate new gTLD registration trends<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In mid-2013, when companies were preparing for the launch of new gTLDs, some were speculating that domain name portfolios would grow exponentially in an effort to protect brands online. And while some companies have registered core brands across many TLDs, the majority of companies have taken advantage of blocking, and have registered selectively.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ionmag.asia/2015/06/lets-take-a-look-at-corporate-new-gtld-registration-trends/"><span>http://www.ionmag.asia/2015/06/lets-take-a-look-at-corporate-new-gtld-registration-trends/</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 trade group launches<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A group of new gTLD registries have got together to form the TLD Operator Community, a new &ldquo;think tank&rdquo; devoted to the commercial aspects of running new TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18658-new-gtld-trade-group-launches"><span>http://domainincite.com/18658-new-gtld-trade-group-launches</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">Are new gTLD registries ripping off brands with unfair sunrise fees?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Forget .sucks &mdash; several less controversial new gTLD registries have come under fire from the likes of Google, Facebook and Adobe for charging sunrise fees as high as $17,000 for domains matching famous trademarks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18651-are-new-gtld-registries-ripping-off-brands-with-unfair-sunrise-fees"><span>http://domainincite.com/18651-are-new-gtld-registries-ripping-off-brands-with-unfair-sunrise-fees</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 Brand Strategy on the Launchpad in Europe<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Though U.S. applicants made up the largest percentage of the new gTLD applicant pool, European brand owners have shown a more robust interest in adding their new gTLD to their digital brand strategy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/brandmarketing/new-gtld-brand-strategy-on-the-launchpad-in-europe"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/brandmarketing/new-gtld-brand-strategy-on-the-launchpad-in-europe</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Targeted, campaign-based marketing using new TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you have a major new campaign or launch coming up, there&rsquo;s a lot riding on getting the right message to your client base. This is particularly important if your sale, launch or special event takes place in a specific location. Whether you&rsquo;re opening a new Sydney branch of your national retail chain or organising a charity fun run through the streets of Melbourne, you need locals to know they are the target market for your initiative.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://iconic.sydney/media-release/targeted-campaign-based-marketing-using-new-tlds/"><span>http://iconic.sydney/media-release/targeted-campaign-based-marketing-using-new-tlds/</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">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;</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">Freedom of choice in domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From .ads to .zip. From 2 or 3 characters (.ca and .bio) to 12 or 13 characters (.versicherung and .international). Domain extensions based on geography, media, entertainment, culture, education, technology, sports, health, business, brands and finance. It seems like we have an almost unlimited choice. More than 800 new extensions were launched last year and we can now choose out of 1.300 domain extensions. Did you know that?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/freedom-choice-domain-names"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/freedom-choice-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">**********************<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's Q1 2015 DDoS Trends: Verisign Mitigates More DDoS Attacks in Q1 2015 than Any Quarter in 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign just released our Q1 2015 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services, and the security research of iDefense Security Intelligence Services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_q1"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_q1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>3 Key Steps for SMBs to Protect Their Website and Critical Internet Services<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The National Small Business Association (NBSA) recently released a report revealing that half of all small businesses have been the victim of a cyber-attack &ndash; and the cost of dealing with these attacks has skyrocketed to $20,752 per attack. In about a third of attacks, the victim&rsquo;s website was taken down, often for days. The impact of such outages cannot be measured by the immediate lost revenue alone, as the long term impact of the harm to your reputation and customer loss cannot be easily calculated.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/3_key_steps_for_smbs"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/3_key_steps_for_smbs</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">Data Breach Linked to China Exposes Millions of U.S. Workers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Obama administration on Thursday announced what appeared to be one of the largest breaches of federal employees&rsquo; data, involving at least four million current and former government workers in an intrusion that officials said apparently originated in China.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/us/breach-in-a-federal-computer-system-exposes-personnel-data.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/us/breach-in-a-federal-computer-system-exposes-personnel-data.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">U.S. Was Warned of System Open to Cyberattacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The inspector general at the Office of Personnel Management, which keeps the records and security clearance information for millions of current and retired federal employees, issued a report in November that essentially described the agency&rsquo;s computer security system as a Chinese hacker&rsquo;s dream.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/06/us/chinese-hackers-may-be-behind-anthem-premera-attacks.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/06/us/chinese-hackers-may-be-behind-anthem-premera-attacks.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 government responds to latest hack: give us more power over data collection<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Congressional leaders are warning the latest major government data hack proves the Senate should hand the US government greater cybersecurity powers &ndash; even as the stalled legislation to do so would place even more consumer data into the hands of the same government that could not secure its existing information.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/05/us-government-opm-hack-data-collection-powers"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/05/us-government-opm-hack-data-collection-powers</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyberwar: hacking attacks between nations are difficult to prove<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is a story that is becoming all-too-familiar: the US government had to admit on Thursday that one of its key personnel databases, containing the records of up to 4 million staff, had been compromised in a large-scale hacking attack. Officials speaking off the record laid the blame at China&rsquo;s door, though did not immediately provide any evidence for this claim.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/05/cyberwar-hacking-attacks-nations-defence"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/05/cyberwar-hacking-attacks-nations-defence</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With a series of major hacks, China builds a database on Americans<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">China is building massive databases of Americans&rsquo; personal information by hacking government agencies and U.S. health-care companies, using a high-tech tactic to achieve an age-old goal of espionage: recruiting spies or gaining more information on an adversary, U.S. officials and analysts say.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-a-series-of-hacks-china-appears-to-building-a-database-on-americans/2015/06/05/d2af51fa-0ba3-11e5-95fd-d580f1c5d44e_story.html"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-a-series-of-hacks-china-appears-to-building-a-database-on-americans/2015/06/05/d2af51fa-0ba3-11e5-95fd-d580f1c5d44e_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">The government won&rsquo;t say what was in the hacked federal database, but experts have suspicions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Here&rsquo;s what we know from federal officials about the database that was hacked, compromising the personal information of 4 million current and retired employees: It is kept in a data center at the Department of the Interior.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/06/05/what-employee-information-was-in-the-government-database-hacked-by-the-chinese/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/06/05/what-employee-information-was-in-the-government-database-hacked-by-the-chinese/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Why OPM should have seen the latest cyberattack coming<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Hackers gained access to information of about 4 million current and former federal employees in December, U.S. officials have said. But the agency at the heart of the attack, the Office of Personnel Management, should have seen it coming.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/05/why-opm-should-have-seen-the-latest-cyberattack-coming/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/05/why-opm-should-have-seen-the-latest-cyberattack-coming/</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">Millions of US government workers hit by data breach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chinese hackers are suspected of carrying out a "massive breach" affecting the data of millions of US government workers, officials said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33017310"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33017310</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 Hackers Behind Breach at Insurers Are Also Responsible for Government Attack, Researchers Say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Chinese attackers who breached two major health insurers this year were also responsible for the intrusion at the Office of Personnel Management, which handles government security clearances and records for federal employees, researchers say.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/technology/chinese-hackers-behind-breach-at-insurers-are-also-responsible-for-government-attack-researchers-say.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/technology/chinese-hackers-behind-breach-at-insurers-are-also-responsible-for-government-attack-researchers-say.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">Chinese breach data of 4 million federal workers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers working for the Chinese state breached the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in December, U.S. officials said Thursday, and the agency will notify about 4&thinsp;million current and former federal employees that their personal data may have been compromised.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/chinese-hackers-breach-federal-governments-personnel-office/2015/06/04/889c0e52-0af7-11e5-95fd-d580f1c5d44e_story.html"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/chinese-hackers-breach-federal-governments-personnel-office/2015/06/04/889c0e52-0af7-11e5-95fd-d580f1c5d44e_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">China calls U.S. hacking accusations &lsquo;irresponsible and unscientific&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">China dismissed American computer hacking allegations on Friday as &ldquo;irresponsible and unscientific&rdquo; after Washington accused Beijing of stealing personnel data on millions of federal employees.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-calls-us-hacking-accusations-irresponsible-and-unscientific/2015/06/05/7989cad3-583f-417e-a0b7-34be46eb16ff_story.html"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-calls-us-hacking-accusations-irresponsible-and-unscientific/2015/06/05/7989cad3-583f-417e-a0b7-34be46eb16ff_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">Long Cons: The Next Age of Cyber Attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When hackers know that a big payday is coming they don't mind waiting for months for the best moment to strike.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/long-cons-the-next-age-of-cyber-attacks/a/d-id/1320655"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/long-cons-the-next-age-of-cyber-attacks/a/d-id/1320655</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Phishers Going the Long Way Round to Avoid Filtering Systems<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Any human with an email address likely has gotten thousands of spam messages that look like delivery notifications, invoices, or other alleged communications from shipping companies such as UPS or DHL. They typically contain malicious attachments with exploits for a browser or plug-in vulnerability, but a researcher at the University of Cambridge has run across a novel twist on this kind of spam that turns out to be a completely different kind of attack.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="https://threatpost.com/phishers-going-the-long-way-round-to-avoid-filtering-systems/113170"><span>https://threatpost.com/phishers-going-the-long-way-round-to-avoid-filtering-systems/113170</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">SOTI Security Series: Exploratory Data Analysis of a DDoS Database<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai maintains a database that records information about different attacks it has observed.&nbsp; The ongoing analysis of that database is captured each quarter in Akamai's State of the Internet Security Report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/06/state-of-the-internet-security-outtakes-deconstructing-the-prolexic-database.html"><span>https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/06/state-of-the-internet-security-outtakes-deconstructing-the-prolexic-database.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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UDRP Spotlight: A Cybersquatting Question for the Court<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The famous Kenny Rogers song &ldquo;The Gambler&rdquo; teaches us that &ldquo;you got to know when to hold &lsquo;em, know when to fold &lsquo;em&rdquo; but it says nothing about the importance of picking the right casino.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/a-cybersquatting-question-for-the-court"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/a-cybersquatting-question-for-the-court</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">Innovation Will Push IPv6 into the Home Stretch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With the pool of IP version 4 (IPv4) addresses about to run out, the federal government expected its agencies to be much further along in their deployment of IPv6 infrastructure. After all, most new Internet users access government resources via IPv6. However, many agencies, flush with IPv4 addresses but tight on staffing and budget, still don&rsquo;t feel the urgency.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.fedtechmagazine.com/article/2015/05/innovation-will-push-ipv6-home-stretch"><span>http://www.fedtechmagazine.com/article/2015/05/innovation-will-push-ipv6-home-stretch</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EuroDIG Sessions on Friday, June 5, about Cybersecurity, Network Neutrality, IANA, Access and More</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Dan York<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What do Europeans interested in Internet policy think about cybersecurity, network neutrality, IANA, improving Internet access and other topics? Tomorrow the second day of the European Dialog on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, will cover all those topics and many more. I've listed some of the sessions that either I or my Internet Society colleagues are participating in. I will personally be involved as a panelist on the two sessions about cybersecurity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/eurodig_sessions_on_friday_june_5_about_cybersecurity_network_neutrality_ia/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/eurodig_sessions_on_friday_june_5_about_cybersecurity_network_neutrality_ia/</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">An interesting Google domain name parking patent application<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office just published a Google patent application related to domain name parking.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/04/an-interesting-google-domain-name-parking-patent-application/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/04/an-interesting-google-domain-name-parking-patent-application/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Norwegian Airline Creates Emoji URL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Norwegian Airlines demonstrates the rise in visual communication, promoting a new flight to Las Vegas with a web address that consists of emojis for an airplane, slot machine and money.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2411940/norwegian-airline-creates-emoji-url"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2411940/norwegian-airline-creates-emoji-url</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">Why everyone needs to think big about domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Protecting your name online has never been more important.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">This is an age where Twitter can damage corporate reputations and an unregistered domain name can severely shake public confidence.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://iconic.sydney/media-release/why-everyone-needs-to-think-big-about-domain-names-2/"><span>http://iconic.sydney/media-release/why-everyone-needs-to-think-big-about-domain-names-2/</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">Top 5 ways tourism companies can benefit from local domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The travel and tourism industry has undergone incredible change throughout the last decade as online agencies compete for dominance in an extremely competitive sector. Most travellers are looking for the best travel experience at the lowest price.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://iconic.sydney/media-release/top-5-ways-tourism-companies-can-benefit-from-local-domains/"><span>http://iconic.sydney/media-release/top-5-ways-tourism-companies-can-benefit-from-local-domains/</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">Why campaigns should choose a local domain over a big spend on social<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Whether we like it or not, we live in the age of &lsquo;cut-through&rsquo; politics, where politicians put their better energies towards what plays well with voters.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://iconic.sydney/media-release/why-campaigns-should-choose-a-local-domain-over-a-big-spend-on-social/"><span>http://iconic.sydney/media-release/why-campaigns-should-choose-a-local-domain-over-a-big-spend-on-social</span><span lang="EN-AU">/</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">Top 5 ways small businesses can profit from local domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thinking about communication with your customers as a one-way street is a recipe for disaster. Small business owners must think about engagement in different ways &ndash; in particular, how best to utilise online strategies to deliver their brand messages and find new ways to profit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://iconic.sydney/media-release/top-5-ways-small-businesses-can-profit-from-local-domains/"><span>http://iconic.sydney/media-release/top-5-ways-small-businesses-can-profit-from-local-domains/</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">Is your regional tourist attraction on the map?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia has a lively and varied regional tourism industry. From scenic rural drives to trendy winery day trips, we love to encourage people to see more of the country than just its capital cities. There&rsquo;s no denying, however, that bustling capitals like Melbourne and Sydney are often the first port of call for international and interstate visitors. The challenge for regional tourist attractions is to market themselves as uniquely appealing while playing up their proximity to capital cities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://iconic.sydney/media-release/is-your-regional-tourist-attraction-on-the-map/"><span>http://iconic.sydney/media-release/is-your-regional-tourist-attraction-on-the-map/</span></a></span><span>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Tucows&rsquo; stock in on fire<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>If you bought shares of Tucows at the opening price on May 1, just a month ago, you&rsquo;ve already realized a return of a whopping 57%.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/04/tucows-stock-in-on-fire/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/04/tucows-stock-in-on-fire/</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">New Zealand Web Host Freeparking Deals with Post-Migration Mess<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand web host Freeparking is dealing with some unhappy customers after a migration caused numerous issues including some that have prevented customers from accessing their emails or websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/new-zealand-web-host-freeparking-deals-with-post-migration-mess"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/new-zealand-web-host-freeparking-deals-with-post-migration-mess</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">Russian hosting providers call on internet ombudsman for support<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia&rsquo;s hosting providers have appealed to internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev for help in building constructive dialogue with the authorities during the All-Russia Hosting Providers and Registrars Forum, which was held in the Leningrad Region from May 28 to 30.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6849"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6849</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">Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in May 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EveryCity had the most reliable website during May 2015, responding to all but two of Netcraft's requests. Since Netcraft began monitoring its site in April 2014, EveryCity has maintained a 100% uptime record. Besides SmartOS-based hosting, EveryCity also specialises in Solaris hosting on both SPARC and Intel platforms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/06/02/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-may-2015-2.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/06/02/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-may-2015-2.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">Screw You, Milk Companies: Milk.com Is One of the Last Bastions of the Old Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In 2010 the domain name "sex.com" sold for a whopping $12 million dollars, which made it the most expensive patch of HTML ever registered. It's just a word. A homestead accidentally built on a juicy vein of algorithmic oil. Gary Kremen, the man who claimed the domain back in 1995, is the internet's own Beverly Hillbilly. There's no mathematical difference between sex.com and sxe.com, except for the fact that sex.com is worth $12 million.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.vice.com/read/scerw-you-milk-companies-milkcom-is-one-of-the-last-bastions-of-the-old-internet"><span>http://www.vice.com/read/scerw-you-milk-companies-milkcom-is-one-of-the-last-bastions-of-the-old-internet</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">The social significance of the Facebook Like button</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Veikko Eranti, Markku Lonkila</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract</span><span>: </span><span lang="EN">In this paper we study social aspects of using the Like button for purposes of impression management, identity construction, and maintenance of social ties online. On the theoretical level our investigation combines Goffman&rsquo;s notion of face-work with concepts of social network analysis, shedding light on what we dub &lsquo;nano-level&rsquo; interaction and sociality on social networking sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5505"><span>http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5505</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">Can regimes really discourage social networking? Urbanization, mobile phone use, and the dictator's plight</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Shin Haeng Lee</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract</span><span>: </span><span lang="EN">Are dictators ever really successful at hindering the diffusion of social networking services (SNSs)? This study reports a panel data analysis on 181 countries observed from 2010 to 2013, to assess country-level predictors of Facebook adoption. The findings show that the spread of such a global SNS decelerates as perceptions of democratic governance deteriorate above and beyond socioeconomic and infrastructural development.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5420"><span>http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5420</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 Effect of Piracy Website Blocking on Consumer Behavior</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Brett Danaher</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">Michael D. Smith</span><span> &amp; </span><span lang="EN">Rahul Telang</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract:</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Understanding the relationship between copyright policy and consumer behavior is an increasingly important topic for participants in digital media markets. In this paper we seek to study how consumer behavior changes when Internet Service Providers are required to block access to major piracy websites. We do this in the context of two court-ordered events affecting consumers in the UK: The blocking order directed at The Pirate Bay in May 2012, and blocking orders directed at 19 major piracy sites in October and November 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2612063"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2612063</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Privacy Without Screens &amp; the Internet of Other People's Things by Meg Leta (Ambrose) Jones [Idaho Law Review]</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Abstract: Screens have formed the foundation of our experience with connected content, and information exchange agreements adhere to this comfortable arrangement. While the addition of screens, tabs, and apps complicated information collection and privacy, a lack of screens promises to further complicate the arrangement. Notice and choice, wherein an information collector notified information subjects of what would be gathered and how it would processed, is incredibly challenging in a screen world and is even more challenging in a smart world without screens.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2614066"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2614066</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The New Cybersecurity Agenda: Economic and Social Challenges to a Secure Internet by Johannes M. Bauer &amp; William H. Dutton</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Abstract: This paper focuses on key economic and social factors underpinning worldwide issues around cybersecurity and, identifies a new agenda for addressing these issues that is being shaped by the Internet and related information and communication technologies, such as social media. All actors in the widening ecology of the Internet require a better social and cultural understanding of cybersecurity issues in order to effectively engage all relevant stakeholders in processes aimed at enhancing cybersecurity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2614545"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2614545</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">Internet of Things Spending to Reach 1.7 Trillion by 2020<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow from $655.8 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 2020, according to research company International Data Corporation (IDC).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2411703/internet-of-things-spending-to-reach-17-trillion-by-2020"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2411703/internet-of-things-spending-to-reach-17-trillion-by-2020</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">Apple and Google set their sights on their next battleground: your home<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Visions of the smart home -- a house that can set its own thermostat, schedule its own lights and preheat its own ovens -- are fast-becoming a reality. The technology is becoming smaller, faster and cheaper, opening new opportunities for transforming everyday objects.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/05/apple-and-google-set-their-sights-on-their-next-battleground-your-home/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/05/apple-and-google-set-their-sights-on-their-next-battleground-your-home/</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 advertising</span><span>: </span><span lang="EN">Internet users are increasingly blocking ads, including on their mobiles<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I</span><span>n advertising</span><span lang="EN">, an old adage holds, half the money spent is wasted; the problem is that no one knows which half. This should be less of a problem in online advertising, since readers&rsquo; tastes and habits can be tracked, and ads tailored accordingly. But consumers are increasingly using software that blocks advertising on the websites they visit. If current trends continue, the saying in the industry may well become that half the ads aimed at consumers never reach their screens. This puts at risk online publishing&rsquo;s dominant business model, in which consumers get content and services free in return for granting advertisers access to their eyeballs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/business/21653644-internet-users-are-increasingly-blocking-ads-including-their-mobiles-block-shock"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/business/21653644-internet-users-are-increasingly-blocking-ads-including-their-mobiles-block-shock</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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fighting online abuse of children has driven it underground - report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A pan-European drive to use the financial system to fight online child abuse has succeeded in reducing sales of child abuse material using conventional payment systems &ndash; but research suggests that abusers have been driven underground, turning to anonymiser technologies to evade law enforcement, and bitcoin to pay for material.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/05/online-child-abuse-driven-underground"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/05/online-child-abuse-driven-underground</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Europol hosts annual experts meeting on combating child sexual exploitation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week, Europol&rsquo;s EC3 brought together over 130 experts from close to 50 countries to discuss joint cooperation in combating online child sexual exploitation. The experts representing law enforcement authorities, the European Commission, the private sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and academia met for three days to discuss research activities, operational activities, preventive legislation and more.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.europol.europa.eu/latest_news/europol-hosts-annual-experts-meeting-combating-child-sexual-exploitation"><span>https://www.europol.europa.eu/latest_news/europol-hosts-annual-experts-meeting-combating-child-sexual-exploitation</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: </span><span lang="EN">Hardcore internet pornography 'most prominent sexual educator' for young people, experts say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">"Some boys or girls, they expect that sex is violent &mdash; [that] it is OK to use chains or whips, to hurt someone."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-04/porn-most-prominent-sexual-educator-experts-warn/6522846"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-04/porn-most-prominent-sexual-educator-experts-warn/6522846</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">Glenn Greenwald says Australia is 'one of most aggressive' in mass surveillance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia is one of the most aggressive countries in the world in terms of mass surveillance and its techniques could be the subject of future leaks, journalist Glenn Greenwald, who first reported on the Edward Snowden revelations for the Guardian, has said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jun/05/glenn-greenwald-says-australia-is-one-of-most-aggressive-in-mass-surveillance"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jun/05/glenn-greenwald-says-australia-is-one-of-most-aggressive-in-mass-surveillance</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>au: Labor senators back stricter biometric data storage rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Labor members of the Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs have called for changes to be made to a government bill that, if passed, will increase the powers of the immigration department to collect biometric identifiers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/576769/labor-senators-push-stricter-biometric-data-storage-rules/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/576769/labor-senators-push-stricter-biometric-data-storage-rules/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Amazon, Google and Facebook have the power to move entire economies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The world of data has its own economics. If you know one thing about one person, you don&rsquo;t have much. If you know one thing about nearly everyone or nearly everything about one person, you have a little. But if you know nearly everything about nearly everyone, you&rsquo;ve got something priceless. Essentially, data giants are middlemen who connect buyers with sellers for a fee. Google, for example, takes a place among the premier content providers in the world. Every day, the company handles millions of searches for its users. But mainly, it creates lots and lots of lists. Google became what it is because its lists are very useful to millions of users. But in nearly every case, what a user wants is not provided by Google itself. Google just connects what the user wants with a list of relevant web pages. Google&rsquo;s famous web crawlers search the Internet, making lists and rendering those lists to users.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2015/06/07/our_massive_new_monopolies_amazon_google_and_facebook_have_the_power_to_move_entire_economies/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2015/06/07/our_massive_new_monopolies_amazon_google_and_facebook_have_the_power_to_move_entire_economies/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</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 | 4 Jun 06:46 2015

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UN Review Of WSIS Intensifies; Questions About ICANN Board Role In IANA Handover

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/06/02/un-review-of-wsis-intensifies-questions-about-icann-board-role-in-iana-handover/>

 

Oi ICANN, you want the keys to the internet throne room? Open up to Freedom of Info law

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/02/new_internet_freedom_act_puts_weight_behind_internet_community/>

 

U.S. plan to cede Internet domain control on track: ICANN head

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/06/03/usa-internet-icann-idINKBN0OJ05U20150603>

 

The President’s ICANN Internet Problem

<http://aclj.org/united-nations/dangerous-transfer-the-presidents-icann-internet-problem>

 

IPv4 Internet address exhaustion moves a step closer by Paul Wilson

<http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2015/06/04/4248637.htm>

 

 

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UN Review Of WSIS Intensifies; Questions About ICANN Board Role In IANA Handover

This year’s United Nations review of implementation of the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is picking up pace. Meanwhile, intensive efforts continue to meet a September target for the handover from the United States of key underlying functions of the internet.

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/06/02/un-review-of-wsis-intensifies-questions-about-icann-board-role-in-iana-handover/>

 

Oi ICANN, you want the keys to the internet throne room? Open up to Freedom of Info law

A revised version of the Defending Internet Freedom Act has been introduced to US Congress – and its contents are surprising.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/02/new_internet_freedom_act_puts_weight_behind_internet_community/>

 

U.S. plan to cede Internet domain control on track: ICANN head

A controversial Obama administration plan to cede oversight of the non-profit that manages the Internet's infrastructure is on track to gain government approval by next year's presidential elections, the organization's chief said in an interview.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/06/03/usa-internet-icann-idINKBN0OJ05U20150603>

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/02/us-usa-internet-icann-idUKM1KBN0OI2IJ20150602>

 

African Business Leaders to Discuss Future of Internet Governance

African business leaders including thirty Chief Executive Officers from Nigeria will gather in Abuja next week for the 2015 Chief Executive Officer's round table organized by the Africa ICT Alliance, (AfICTA) with the theme "Mobilizing African Business Leaders for the future of the Internet"

<http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/06/aficta-2015-african-business-leaders-to-discuss-future-of-internet-governance/>

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201506020868.html>

 

As White House Abandons Internet, Bipartisan Consensus to Intervene Develops

The Obama administration has been hard at work trying to sever the last link giving the U.S. a backstop role in protecting global access to the World Wide Web. Without U.S. oversight, nations with poor citizen freedom records like Russia, China, and Iran could be more able to game ICANN’s byzantine Internet governance processes. Fortunately, Congress is now asking the difficult questions that the Administration has been ignoring, what safeguards are needed and how can we trust ICANN to resist rogue capture?

<http://humanevents.com/2015/06/02/as-white-house-abandons-internet-bipartisan-consensus-to-intervene-develops/>

 

The ‘Internet of Things’ will have to earn our trust by Gordon Smith, deputy chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

My new electric toothbrush has Bluetooth. No, it is not designed to change the colour of my teeth. Instead it transmits data about how long I have brushed, then it gives me from one to five stars and, normally, a smiley face. ... Despite this, Internet governance is still not a mainstream subject of debate. Yet the future of Internet governance is truly of vital importance. We need better Internet security resilience and stability. As we move into the Internet of Things, we users need to be confident that our Internet-enabled helpers are not working against us.

<http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/the-internet-of-things-will-have-to-earn-our-trust/article24781831/>

 

Is the U.S. government abandoning oversight of core Internet functions? What’s really going to change?

The U.S. is planning to transition critical Internet technical functions to the global Internet community. This will impact every Internet user, and you have the power to shape the outcome

<http://www.infoworld.com/article/2927607/internet/is-the-us-government-abandoning-oversight-of-core-internet-functions-whats-really-going-to-change.html>

 

Is the Defending Internet Freedom Act pro-crime?

The Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2015, introduced to the US Congress last month, contains a provision that could be interpreted as pro-pron, pro-piracy or even just pro-crime.

<http://domainincite.com/18644-is-the-defending-internet-freedom-act-pro-crime>

 

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WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System Update

In advance of the ICANN 53 meeting in Buenos Aires, I thought it might be helpful to provide an update about one project, the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System (ARS), which will also be the subject of a session at the ICANN 53 meeting.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/whois-accuracyreporting-system-update>

 

Draft Report: Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization

Purpose (Brief): The purpose of this Public Comment posting is to request community feedback on the Draft Report issued by Westlake Governance Limited (Westlake) on the Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO).

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-01-en>

 

WEBINAR: Briefing on Final CWG-Stewardship Proposal

Following Public Comment periods in December 2014 and April/May 2015, the Cross Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal for Naming Related Functions (CWG-Stewardship) has finalized its proposal and delivered it to SO/AC chartering organizations for approval.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-03-en>

 

ICANN Announces New Members Of The Public Interest Commitment Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP) Standing Panel

ICANN has selected and entered into contracts with four new members of the Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP) Standing Panel.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-06-03-en>

 

NextGen <at> ICANN Applications Now Open For ICANN 54 Meeting in Dublin

ICANN is proud to announce that the NextGen <at> ICANN initiative will be happening at the ICANN 54 meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/nextgen-icann-applications-now-open-for-icann-54-meeting-in-dublin>

 

Letter from Jamie Baxter, dotgay LLC, to ICANN

New gTLD application for .GAY

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-29may15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman | Federal Trade Commission, to John O. Jeffrey

RE: .SUCKS TLD

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ramirez-to-jeffrey-27may15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive | British Recorded Music Industry & BRIT Awards, to Steve Crocker and Fadi Chehadé

New gTLD application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/taylor-to-crocker-chehade-27may15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Savio D'souza, Secretary General | The Indian Music Industry, to Steve Crocker et al.

New gTLD application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/dsouza-to-crocker-et-al-25may15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Jonathan Robinson, Chair | GNSO Council, to SO & AC Chairs and Steve Crocker

Cross-Community Working Group (CCWG) - The Use of New gTLD Auction Proceeds

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-soac-chairs-crocker-02jun15-en.pdf>

 

ICANN’s new gTLD survey gives new gTLD awareness numbers

ICANN has released the results of a huge survey focusing on awareness and trust in gTLDs new and old.

<http://domainincite.com/18631-icanns-new-gtld-survey-gives-nonsense-numbers>

 

Research reveals that around two-thirds of internet users are unaware of cybersquatting

Research published by ICANN has pointed to a growing awareness of new gTLDs, although such strings lag significantly behind legacy TLDs in terms of familiarity. Arguably more of a surprise is the finding that just over one in three internet users are aware of cybersquatting.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=b6addfaf-aab2-4057-94e4-108a662b1cf2>

 

The President’s ICANN Internet Problem

Imagine this dramatic scenario: the White House pushes for the United States to abandon its historic role as protector of the Internet, transferring the last vestige of that authority over to a private organization populated by international tech gurus. But the gurus also hold seven smartcards that could either restart the internal security framework of the entire Internet in the event of a catastrophe; or else they could disable it. America holds its breath to see how they will rule the most important communications platform in the history of the planet.

<http://aclj.org/united-nations/dangerous-transfer-the-presidents-icann-internet-problem>

 

ICANN survey: .Com still king, but new TLDs have a chance (especially outside U.S.)

ICANN has released results of the first phase of a multi-year consumer study on the domain name landscape.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/01/icann-survey-com-still-king-but-new-tlds-have-a-chance-especially-outside-u-s/>

 

Fred Krueger: “Why I Hate ICANN”

Fred Krueger announced he was leaving Minds + Machines two weeks ago, and then announced he sold over 10% of his shares a few days later, wrote a an interesting post on Facebook today which is well worth a read so I'm reprinting it here.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/06/03/fred-krueger-why-i-hate-icann/>

 

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CIRA makes its pitch to operate .Toronto, .Montreal, and .Calgary

To date, Canadians best know the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) as the operator of the dot-ca domain. But now the non-profit organization is hoping to operate many other TLDs on behalf of Canadian municipalities – perhaps domains like .Toronto, .Montreal, and .Vancouver.

<http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/cira-makes-its-pitch-to-operate-toronto-montreal-and-calgary/56029>

 

What's Going on in China's Domain Name Industry? by James Seng

Recently, there has been a lot of noise about China tightening control of the new TLDs and how it could severely damper domain name registrations in China and one should make preparation for the worst. Initially, I tried to stay out of this as I know all the players behind this. But given that at least 3 people have emailed me asking what's going on, I decided to clear the air here.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150601_whats_going_on_in_china_domain_name_industry/>

 

Internet .porn and .adult domains open to buyers Thursday

Anyone can buy a .porn or .adult domain name starting Thursday after an initial phase allowing some trademark holders to snap up those URLs first.

<http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/internet-porn-and-adult-domains-open-to-buyers-thursday-1.3093289>

 

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CSC’s New gTLD Utilization Report – May 2015

Our New gTLD Utilization Report for May reveals that there have now been over 1,300 registrations under .brand (and closed) TLDs. This is an increase of over 60% since our March report, suggesting .brand activity is starting to pick up. In our latest report, we take a look at some interesting examples, including the five .brand/closed domains that already have an Alexa Web Ranking.

<http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-may-2015/>

 

FTC to ICANN: We Told You .SUCKS Was a Bad Idea

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has responded to a letter from ICANN requesting the regulatory body examine the legality of the rollout of the .SUCKS new gTLD. The response was written by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, and instead of ruling if any laws or regulations had been broken, it offers several recommendations for ICANN to ensure better protection of intellectual property owners’ rights.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ftc-to-icann-we-told-you-sucks-was-a-bad-idea>

 

One year in: .XYZ and new TLDs

The .xyz domain name hit its one year anniversary today with about 950,000 domain names. That’s just 50,000 names shy of .xyz CEO Daniel Negari’s first year goal for the domain name, an estimate many snickered at when he made it.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/02/one-year-xyz-domain-names/>

 

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Registry Lock - or EPP With Two Factor Authentication by Patrik Wallström

For the last couple of years, the most common attack vector against the DNS system is the attack against the registrar. Either the attack is on the software itself using weaknesses in the code that could inject DNS changes into the TLD registry, or social engineering the registrar support systems and the attacker receives credentials that in turn allows the attacker to perform malicious changes in DNS. DNSSEC is the common security mechanism that protects the DNS protocol, but by using the registrar attack, any changes will result in a proper working DNS delegation.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150603_registry_lock_or_epp_with_two_factor_authentication/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Clips4Sale Picks Up Lips4Sale in Cybersquatting Case

An arbitrator on Monday ordered the domain name Lips4Sale.com transferred to the company that owns Clips4Sale.com, which alleged the domain is confusingly similar to its own, was registered in bad faith and that its operator has no rights to it.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=195228>

 

uk: Derby Arena web domain name win for council

A businessman has been ordered to hand over the rights to a Derby Arena internet domain name to a council.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-32992190>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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IPv4 Internet address exhaustion moves a step closer by Paul Wilson

A significant Internet milestone will be reached in the next few weeks when ARIN, the Regional Internet Registry for the USA, Canada and several Caribbean Islands, exhausts its supply of available IPv4 addresses.

<http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2015/06/04/4248637.htm>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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John Berryhill on domain name law and cybersquatting – DNW Podcast #35

What happens when a company thinks you’re cybersquatting on one of its trademarks? Domain name attorney John Berryhill has helped people defend many such accusations. On this episode he explains what a company has to prove in the UDRP.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/01/john-berryhill-on-domain-name-law-and-cybersquatting-dnw-podcast-35/>

 

How one company is making domain names 'sexy' by Uniregistry

Earlier this year, Rangers.com sold for a whopping $375,000. And in the domain name industry, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

<http://www.businessinsider.com/sc/uniregistry-domain-name-industry-2015-6>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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VIP Programs Court Domainers

Last week, domain name registrar DirectNic unveiled its new VIP program, and domainers could be forgiven for having flashbacks to last decade at registrar Fabulous.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/01/vip-programs-court-domainers/>

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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au: More than 500 cybercrimes under investigation in SA; some victims lose more than $100,000

More than 500 cybercrime offences are being investigated by South Australian Police following the launch of a national reporting network six months ago.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-04/more-than-500-cybercrimes-investigated-in-south-australia/6520398>

 

 

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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"><span lang="EN">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UN Review Of WSIS Intensifies; Questions About ICANN Board Role In IANA Handover<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/06/02/un-review-of-wsis-intensifies-questions-about-icann-board-role-in-iana-handover/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/06/02/un-review-of-wsis-intensifies-questions-about-icann-board-role-in-iana-handover/</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">Oi ICANN, you want the keys to the internet throne room? Open up to Freedom of Info law<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/02/new_internet_freedom_act_puts_weight_behind_internet_community/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/02/new_internet_freedom_act_puts_weight_behind_internet_community/</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">U.S. plan to cede Internet domain control on track: ICANN head<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/06/03/usa-internet-icann-idINKBN0OJ05U20150603"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/06/03/usa-internet-icann-idINKBN0OJ05U20150603</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The President&rsquo;s ICANN Internet Problem<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://aclj.org/united-nations/dangerous-transfer-the-presidents-icann-internet-problem"><span>http://aclj.org/united-nations/dangerous-transfer-the-presidents-icann-internet-problem</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">IPv4 Internet address exhaustion moves a step closer</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Paul Wilson</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2015/06/04/4248637.htm"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2015/06/04/4248637.htm</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>
<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">UN Review Of WSIS Intensifies; Questions About ICANN Board Role In IANA Handover<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This year&rsquo;s United Nations review of implementation of the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is picking up pace. Meanwhile, intensive efforts continue to meet a September target for the handover from the United States of key underlying functions of the internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/06/02/un-review-of-wsis-intensifies-questions-about-icann-board-role-in-iana-handover/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/06/02/un-review-of-wsis-intensifies-questions-about-icann-board-role-in-iana-handover/</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">Oi ICANN, you want the keys to the internet throne room? Open up to Freedom of Info law<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A revised version of the Defending Internet Freedom Act has been introduced to US Congress &ndash; and its contents are surprising.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/02/new_internet_freedom_act_puts_weight_behind_internet_community/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/02/new_internet_freedom_act_puts_weight_behind_internet_community/</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">U.S. plan to cede Internet domain control on track: ICANN head<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A controversial Obama administration plan to cede oversight of the non-profit that manages the Internet's infrastructure is on track to gain government approval by next year's presidential elections, the organization's chief said in an interview.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/06/03/usa-internet-icann-idINKBN0OJ05U20150603"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/06/03/usa-internet-icann-idINKBN0OJ05U20150603</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/02/us-usa-internet-icann-idUKM1KBN0OI2IJ20150602"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/02/us-usa-internet-icann-idUKM1KBN0OI2IJ20150602</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">African Business Leaders to Discuss Future of Internet Governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">African business leaders including thirty Chief Executive Officers from Nigeria will gather in Abuja next week for the 2015 Chief Executive Officer's round table organized by the Africa ICT Alliance, (AfICTA) with the theme "Mobilizing African Business Leaders for the future of the Internet"<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/06/aficta-2015-african-business-leaders-to-discuss-future-of-internet-governance/"><span>http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/06/aficta-2015-african-business-leaders-to-discuss-future-of-internet-governance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201506020868.html"><span>http://allafrica.com/stories/201506020868.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As White House Abandons Internet, Bipartisan Consensus to Intervene Develops<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Obama administration has been hard at work trying to sever the last link giving the U.S. a backstop role in protecting global access to the World Wide Web. Without U.S. oversight, nations with poor citizen freedom records like Russia, China, and Iran could be more able to game ICANN&rsquo;s byzantine Internet governance processes. Fortunately, Congress is now asking the difficult questions that the Administration has been ignoring, what safeguards are needed and how can we trust ICANN to resist rogue capture?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://humanevents.com/2015/06/02/as-white-house-abandons-internet-bipartisan-consensus-to-intervene-develops/"><span>http://humanevents.com/2015/06/02/as-white-house-abandons-internet-bipartisan-consensus-to-intervene-develops/</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 &lsquo;Internet of Things&rsquo; will have to earn our trust</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Gordon Smith</span><span>,</span><span lang="EN"> deputy chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">My new electric toothbrush has Bluetooth. No, it is not designed to change the colour of my teeth. Instead it transmits data about how long I have brushed, then it gives me from one to five stars and, normally, a smiley face.</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">Despite this, Internet governance is still not a mainstream subject of debate. Yet the future of Internet governance is truly of vital importance. We need better Internet security resilience and stability. As we move into the Internet of Things, we users need to be confident that our Internet-enabled helpers are not working against us.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/the-internet-of-things-will-have-to-earn-our-trust/article24781831/"><span>http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/the-internet-of-things-will-have-to-earn-our-trust/article24781831/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is the U.S. government abandoning oversight of core Internet functions? What&rsquo;s really going to change?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. is planning to transition critical Internet technical functions to the global Internet community. This will impact every Internet user, and you have the power to shape the outcome<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2927607/internet/is-the-us-government-abandoning-oversight-of-core-internet-functions-whats-really-going-to-change.html"><span>http://www.infoworld.com/article/2927607/internet/is-the-us-government-abandoning-oversight-of-core-internet-functions-whats-really-going-to-change.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">Is the Defending Internet Freedom Act pro-crime?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2015, introduced to the US Congress last month, contains a provision that could be interpreted as pro-pron, pro-piracy or even just pro-crime.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18644-is-the-defending-internet-freedom-act-pro-crime"><span>http://domainincite.com/18644-is-the-defending-internet-freedom-act-pro-crime</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">WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In advance of the ICANN 53 meeting in Buenos Aires, I thought it might be helpful to provide an update about one project, the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System (ARS), which will also be the subject of a session at the ICANN 53 meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/whois-accuracyreporting-system-update"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/whois-accuracyreporting-system-update</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">Draft Report: Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief)</span><span>: </span><span lang="EN">The purpose of this Public Comment posting is to request community feedback on the Draft Report issued by Westlake Governance Limited (Westlake) on the Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-01-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">WEBINAR: Briefing on Final CWG-Stewardship Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following Public Comment periods in December 2014 and April/May 2015, the Cross Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal for Naming Related Functions (CWG-Stewardship) has finalized its proposal and delivered it to SO/AC chartering organizations for approval.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-06-03-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Announces New Members Of The Public Interest Commitment Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP) Standing Panel<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has selected and entered into contracts with four new members of the Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP) Standing Panel.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-06-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-06-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NextGen <at> ICANN Applications Now Open For ICANN 54 Meeting in Dublin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is proud to announce that the NextGen <at> ICANN initiative will be happening at the ICANN 54 meeting in Dublin, Ireland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/nextgen-icann-applications-now-open-for-icann-54-meeting-in-dublin"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/nextgen-icann-applications-now-open-for-icann-54-meeting-in-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">Letter from Jamie Baxter</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">dotgay LLC</span><span>,</span><span lang="EN"> to ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .GAY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-29may15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-29may15-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 The Honorable Edith Ramirez</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">Chairwoman | Federal Trade Commission</span><span>,</span><span lang="EN"> to John O. Jeffrey</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RE: .SUCKS TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ramirez-to-jeffrey-27may15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ramirez-to-jeffrey-27may15-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 Geoff Taylor</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">Chief Executive | British Recorded Music Industry &amp; BRIT Awards, to Steve Crocker and Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/taylor-to-crocker-chehade-27may15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/taylor-to-crocker-chehade-27may15-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 Savio D'souza, Secretary General | The Indian Music Industry, to Steve Crocker et al.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/dsouza-to-crocker-et-al-25may15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/dsouza-to-crocker-et-al-25may15-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</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">Chair | GNSO Council</span><span>,</span><span lang="EN"> to SO &amp; AC Chairs and Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cross-Community Working Group (CCWG) - The Use of New gTLD Auction Proceeds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-soac-chairs-crocker-02jun15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-soac-chairs-crocker-02jun15-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&rsquo;s new gTLD survey gives new gTLD awareness numbers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has released the results of a huge survey focusing on awareness and trust in gTLDs new and old.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18631-icanns-new-gtld-survey-gives-nonsense-numbers"><span>http://domainincite.com/18631-icanns-new-gtld-survey-gives-nonsense-numbers</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">Research reveals that around two-thirds of internet users are unaware of cybersquatting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Research published by ICANN has pointed to a growing awareness of new gTLDs, although such strings lag significantly behind legacy TLDs in terms of familiarity. Arguably more of a surprise is the finding that just over one in three internet users are aware of cybersquatting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=b6addfaf-aab2-4057-94e4-108a662b1cf2"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=b6addfaf-aab2-4057-94e4-108a662b1cf2</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 President&rsquo;s ICANN Internet Problem<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Imagine this dramatic scenario: the White House pushes for the United States to abandon its historic role as protector of the Internet, transferring the last vestige of that authority over to a private organization populated by international tech gurus. But the gurus also hold seven smartcards that could either restart the internal security framework of the entire Internet in the event of a catastrophe; or else they could disable it. America holds its breath to see how they will rule the most important communications platform in the history of the planet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://aclj.org/united-nations/dangerous-transfer-the-presidents-icann-internet-problem"><span>http://aclj.org/united-nations/dangerous-transfer-the-presidents-icann-internet-problem</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN survey: .Com still king, but new TLDs have a chance (especially outside U.S.)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has released results of the first phase of a multi-year consumer study on the domain name landscape.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/01/icann-survey-com-still-king-but-new-tlds-have-a-chance-especially-outside-u-s/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/01/icann-survey-com-still-king-but-new-tlds-have-a-chance-especially-outside-u-s/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Fred Krueger: &ldquo;Why I Hate ICANN&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Fred Krueger announced he was leaving Minds + Machines two weeks ago, and then announced he sold over 10% of his shares a few days later, wrote a an interesting post on Facebook today which is well worth a read so I'm reprinting it here.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/06/03/fred-krueger-why-i-hate-icann/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/06/03/fred-krueger-why-i-hate-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">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CIRA makes its pitch to operate .Toronto, .Montreal, and .Calgary<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">To date, Canadians best know the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) as the operator of the dot-ca domain. But now the non-profit organization is hoping to operate many other TLDs on behalf of Canadian municipalities &ndash; perhaps domains like .Toronto, .Montreal, and .Vancouver.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/cira-makes-its-pitch-to-operate-toronto-montreal-and-calgary/56029"><span>http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/cira-makes-its-pitch-to-operate-toronto-montreal-and-calgary/56029</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What's Going on in China's Domain Name Industry?</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">James Seng<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recently, there has been a lot of noise about China tightening control of the new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s and how it could severely damper domain name registrations in China and one should make preparation for the worst. Initially, I tried to stay out of this as I know all the players behind this. But given that at least 3 people have emailed me asking what's going on, I decided to clear the air here.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150601_whats_going_on_in_china_domain_name_industry/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150601_whats_going_on_in_china_domain_name_industry/</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 .porn and .adult domains open to buyers Thursday<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Anyone can buy a .porn or .adult domain name starting Thursday after an initial phase allowing some trademark holders to snap up those URLs first.</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/internet-porn-and-adult-domains-open-to-buyers-thursday-1.3093289"><span>http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/internet-porn-and-adult-domains-open-to-buyers-thursday-1.3093289</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">CSC&rsquo;s New gTLD Utilization Report &ndash; May 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Our New gTLD Utilization Report for May reveals that there have now been over 1,300 registrations under .brand (and closed) </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s. This is an increase of over 60% since our March report, suggesting .brand activity is starting to pick up. In our latest report, we take a look at some interesting examples, including the five .brand/closed domains that already have an Alexa Web Ranking.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-may-2015/"><span>http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-may-2015/</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">FTC to ICANN: We Told You .SUCKS Was a Bad Idea<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has responded to a letter from ICANN requesting the regulatory body examine the legality of the rollout of the .SUCKS new gTLD. The response was written by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, and instead of ruling if any laws or regulations had been broken, it offers several recommendations for ICANN to ensure better protection of intellectual property owners&rsquo; rights.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ftc-to-icann-we-told-you-sucks-was-a-bad-idea"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ftc-to-icann-we-told-you-sucks-was-a-bad-idea</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">One year in: .XYZ and new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .xyz domain name hit its one year anniversary today with about 950,000 domain names. That&rsquo;s just 50,000 names shy of .xyz CEO Daniel Negari&rsquo;s first year goal for the domain name, an estimate many snickered at when he made it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/02/one-year-xyz-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/02/one-year-xyz-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">**********************<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">Registry Lock - or EPP With Two Factor Authentication</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Patrik Wallstr&ouml;m<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the last couple of years, the most common attack vector against the DNS system is the attack against the registrar. Either the attack is on the software itself using weaknesses in the code that could inject DNS changes into the TLD registry, or social engineering the registrar support systems and the attacker receives credentials that in turn allows the attacker to perform malicious changes in DNS. DNSSEC is the common security mechanism that protects the DNS protocol, but by using the registrar attack, any changes will result in a proper working DNS delegation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150603_registry_lock_or_epp_with_two_factor_authentication/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150603_registry_lock_or_epp_with_two_factor_authentication/</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">Clips4Sale Picks Up Lips4Sale in Cybersquatting Case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An arbitrator on Monday ordered the domain name Lips4Sale.com transferred to the company that owns Clips4Sale.com, which alleged the domain is confusingly similar to its own, was registered in bad faith and that its operator has no rights to it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=195228"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=195228</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>uk: Derby Arena web domain name win for council<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A businessman has been ordered to hand over the rights to a Derby Arena internet domain name to a council.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-32992190"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-32992190</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">IPv4 Internet address exhaustion moves a step closer</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Paul Wilson</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A significant Internet milestone will be reached in the next few weeks when ARIN, the Regional Internet Registry for the USA, Canada and several Caribbean Islands, exhausts its supply of available IPv4 addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2015/06/04/4248637.htm"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2015/06/04/4248637.htm</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">John Berryhill on domain name law and cybersquatting &ndash; DNW Podcast #35<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What happens when a company thinks you&rsquo;re cybersquatting on one of its trademarks? Domain name attorney John Berryhill has helped people defend many such accusations. On this episode he explains what a company has to prove in the UDRP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/01/john-berryhill-on-domain-name-law-and-cybersquatting-dnw-podcast-35/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/01/john-berryhill-on-domain-name-law-and-cybersquatting-dnw-podcast-35/</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">How one company is making domain names 'sexy'</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Uniregistry</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier this year, Rangers.com sold for a whopping $375,000. And in the domain name industry, that&rsquo;s just the tip of the iceberg.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/sc/uniregistry-domain-name-industry-2015-6"><span>http://www.businessinsider.com/sc/uniregistry-domain-name-industry-2015-6</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">**********************<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">VIP Programs Court Domainers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week, domain name registrar DirectNic unveiled its new VIP program, and domainers could be forgiven for having flashbacks to last decade at registrar Fabulous.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/01/vip-programs-court-domainers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/01/vip-programs-court-domainers/</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">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: More than 500 cybercrimes under investigation in SA; some victims lose more than $100,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>More than 500 cybercrime offences are being investigated by South Australian Police following the launch of a national reporting network six months ago.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-04/more-than-500-cybercrimes-investigated-in-south-australia/6520398"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-04/more-than-500-cybercrimes-investigated-in-south-australia/6520398</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>David Goldstein<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 | 1 Jun 05:49 2015

auDA domain news - 1 June

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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Why we should have anything .au?

<http://www.netregistry.com.au/blog/why-we-should-have-anything-.au/>

 

The FTC Responds to ICANN and Weighs in on .SUCKS, New gTLDs, and the Multistakeholder Model

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/the-ftc-responds-to-icann-and-weighs-in-on-sucks-new-gtlds-and-the-multistakeholder-model>

 

ICANN Finds Almost Half Global Consumers Aware of New gTLDs

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/30/icann-global-consumers-new-gtlds/>

 

Brands Want to Engage Millennials – Can gTLDs Help?

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-and-millennials>

 

FTC hits out at new gTLDs programme but swerves question over ‘.sucks’ pricing legality

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=41633a6e-8c20-4089-8cec-6f9a35d4cd43>

 

Phishers Continue Targeting Companies, But Limited Interest in New gTLDs: APWG

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/28/phishers-targeting-companies-limited-new-gtld-interest-apwg/>

 

Seized Megaupload Domains Link to Scam Ads and Malware

<http://torrentfreak.com/seized-megaupload-domains-link-to-scam-ads-and-malware-150528/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Internet Governance Follies. A domain-name debacle shows how harebrained the Obama idea was. Just ask Taylor Swift.

In March 2014, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee sent a letter to the organization that runs key parts of the Internet saying that a new policy it had adopted “will have the effect of undermining the credibility Icann has slowly been building with skeptical stakeholders.”

<http://www.wsj.com/articles/internet-governance-follies-1433109242>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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ICANN Announces Phase One Results from Multiyear Consumer Study on the Domain Name Landscape

ICANN today published the findings from its ICANN Global Consumer Research Study, Phase One, conducted on its behalf by Nielsen, to measure aspects of consumer awareness, perceived consumer choice, experience and trust related to the current gTLD landscape and the DNS.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-29-en>

 

Catching Up with Fellowship Alumni: Highlights from the Fellowship Survey Report

The ICANN Fellowship program, now hosted by the Development and Public Responsibility Department (DPRD), has grown tremendously since first being held at ICANN 29 in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2007.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-28-en>

 

Proposed Renewal of .PRO Unsponsored Registry Agreement

Purpose (Brief): ICANN is posting for public comment the proposed agreement for renewal of the 2010 Registry Agreement for .PRO, which was originally set to expire on 22 April 2015.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-05-28-en>

 

Proposed Renewal of .CAT Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement

Purpose (Brief): ICANN is posting for public comment the proposed agreement for renewal of the 2005 Registry Agreement for .CAT, which is set to expire on 19 December 2015. This proposal is a result of discussions between ICANN and Fundació puntCAT (the Registry Operator for the .CAT TLD).

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-28-en>

 

The DNSSEC Journey Continues to Advance In Africa

Developing the domain name industry in Africa is important and therefore a central objective of the ICANN AFRICA Strategy; focusing on the importance of the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), a direct contributor to the security of the Internet, providing mechanisms to help prevent DNS data spoofing and tampering.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-dnssec-journey-continues-to-advance-in-africa>

 

Letter from The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman | FTC, to John O. Jeffrey

RE: .SUCKS TLD

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ramirez-to-jeffrey-27may15-en.pdf>

 

Thomas Rickert on CCWG-Accountability Draft Proposal

Draft proposal from the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability summarized by CCWG Co-Chair Thomas Rickert with the assistance of XPLANE illustrations.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h8i2exC6HA>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Why we should have anything .au?

Let’s face it, the policies and rules for .au domain names are confusing, arbitrary and burden the industry and users alike with pointless red-tape.

<http://www.netregistry.com.au/blog/why-we-should-have-anything-.au/>

 

ee: Domain Regulation changes are postponed

.ee Domain Regulation and Registrar Contract Annex 1 changes approved by the EIF Council's April 17 2015 decision, that were to enter into force on 1st of July, will be postponed. This reason for postponing is the delay in ongoing registry system development.

<http://www.internet.ee/news/article>

 

.EU Registrations Grow 2.3% In First Quarter: EURid

Registrations of .EU domains grew by 2.3 percent, or 87,459, in the first quarter of 2015 when compared to the final quarter of 2014, according to the latest progress report from EURid.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/31/eu-registrations-grow-2-3-in-first-quarter-eurid/>

 

.Eu domain names up 2% to 87,549 registrations in Q1

The total number of .eu domain names registered at the end of Q1 increased 2.3 percent to 87,549 registrations when compared with the total number at the end of Q1 2014, according to the latest progress report from the .eu registry, EURid.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/eu-domain-names-up-2-to-87549-registrations-in-q1--1084492>

 

Q1 2015 .eu progress report now available

The latest progress report from the .eu registry, EURid, has shown that the total number of .eu domain names registered at the end of Q1 represented an increase of 2.3%, or 87 549 registrations, when compared with the total number at the end of Q1 2014.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/may-2015/q1-2015-eu-progress-report-now-available-0>

 

Monthly global domain name registrations in India has more than doubled to 4%

With a rapidly growing number of Internet users and a surge in e-commerce transactions, the average monthly domain name registrations in the country has more than doubled to 4 per cent of all global registrations, according to industry estimates.

<http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/monthly-global-domain-name-registrations-in-india-has-more-than-doubled-to-4-269134.html>

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/4-of-monthly-global-domain-name-registrations-are-from-india/articleshow/47488909.cms>

 

Translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2014" Posted

JPRS posted English translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2014." This is the annual report for 2014, briefing that year's activities performed by JPRS, in relation to its management and administration of .JP TLD.

<http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2015/150529.html>

 

CA licence for .ke Registrars

Following the new licensing requirements from Communication Authority Of Kenya, which became operation last year, all .KE Registrars are required to get licensed by C.A and KeNIC.

<http://www.kenic.or.ke/kenic-latest-news/ca-licence-for-ke-registrars>

 

.nz Newsletter - May 2015

The May 2015 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of April 30, 2015

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/nz-newsletter-may-2015>

 

Two more legacy gTLDs agree to use URS

The registries behind .pro and .cat have agreed to new ICANN contracts with changes that, among other things, would bring the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy to the two gTLDs.

<http://domainincite.com/18628-two-more-legacy-gtlds-agree-to-use-urs>

 

The FTC Responds to ICANN and Weighs in on .SUCKS, New gTLDs, and the Multistakeholder Model

Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, has issued her response to ICANN’s April letter with the following three main points:

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/the-ftc-responds-to-icann-and-weighs-in-on-sucks-new-gtlds-and-the-multistakeholder-model>

 

FTC hits out at new gTLDs programme but swerves question over ‘.sucks’ pricing legality

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has responded to ICANN’s referral of concerns over the pricing policies implemented in the ‘.sucks’ new gTLD – albeit without actually answering the specific central question that was posed.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=41633a6e-8c20-4089-8cec-6f9a35d4cd43>

 

Brands don't like .sucks? Not our problem, FTC says

A lot of big brands are furious about the introduction of a new .sucks Internet domain but regulators at the Federal Trade Commission declined to come to their rescue.

<http://finance.yahoo.com/news/brands-have-a-problem-with--sucks--not-our-problem-says-ftc-203507465.html>

 

FTC slams new gTLDs but waffles over .sucks legality

The US Federal Trade Commission has made some strong criticisms of the new gTLD program but has refused to answer the question of whether .sucks is behaving illegally.

<http://domainincite.com/18611-ftc-slams-new-gtlds-but-waffles-over-sucks-legality>

 

.sucks-gate: How about listening to us the first two times, exasperated FTC tells ICANN

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has responded to questions over the legality of .sucks domain pricing with a three-page "I told you so" letter to domain name overseer ICANN.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/28/ftc_icann_sucks/>

 

FTC to ICANN on .Sucks: Yeah, we told you this would happen

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has responded to ICANN’s request that it investigate the practices of TLD registry Vox Populi over its rollout of the .sucks domain name.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/28/ftc-to-icann-on-sucks-yeah-we-told-you-this-would-happen/>

 

.sucks extends controversial sunrise, delays GA

Vox Populi has extended the pricey .sucks sunrise period for three weeks, saying trademark owners need more time to participate.

<http://domainincite.com/18625-sucks-extends-controversial-sunrise-delays-ga>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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ICANN Finds Almost Half Global Consumers Aware of New gTLDs

Almost half (46%) of the world's consumers are aware of at least one of the new gTLDs according to a survey conducted on behalf of ICANN of 6,144 consumers aged over 18 representing Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America, and administered in 18 languages and drawn from 24 countries.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23853>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/30/icann-global-consumers-new-gtlds/>

 

Brands Want to Engage Millennials – Can gTLDs Help?

Millennial. The word is bound to come up when discussing anything having to do with brands and consumers.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-and-millennials>

 

ICANN fingers perps in new gTLD breach

A small number of new gTLD registries and/or applicants deliberately exploited ICANN’s new gTLD portal to obtain information on competitors.

<http://domainincite.com/18607-icann-fingers-perps-in-new-gtld-breach>

 

.berlin CEO prime suspect in ICANN data breach

dotBerlin CEO Dirk Krischenowski is suspected of using a bug in ICANN’s new gTLD portal to access hundreds of confidential documents, some containing sensitive financial planning data, belonging to competing gTLD applicants.

<http://domainincite.com/18613-berlin-ceo-prime-suspect-in-icann-data-breach>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Phishers Continue Targeting Companies, But Limited Interest in New gTLDs: APWG

New companies are constantly being targeted by phishers, with some phishers attacking targets where consumers may least expect it while the ten companies that are targeted most often by phishers are attacked constantly, sometimes more than 1,000 times per month. These are some of the findings of the Global Phishing Survey for Second Half of 2014, released by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) on Wednesday.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23850>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/28/phishers-targeting-companies-limited-new-gtld-interest-apwg/>

 

A flaw in the design: The Internet’s founders saw its promise but didn’t foresee users attacking one another

David D. Clark, an MIT scientist whose air of genial wisdom earned him the nickname “Albus Dumbledore,” can remember exactly when he grasped the Internet’s dark side. He was presiding over a meeting of network engineers when news broke that a dangerous computer worm — the first to spread widely — was slithering across the wires.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/2015/05/30/net-of-insecurity-part-1/>

 

The long life of a quick ‘fix’: Internet protocol from 1989 leaves data vulnerable to hijackers

By the time a pair of engineers sat down for lunch together in Austin, the Internet’s growing pains had become dire. Once a novelty for computer scientists, the network was now exploding in size, lurching ever closer to a hard mathematical wall built into one of the Internet’s most basic protocols.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/2015/05/31/net-of-insecurity-part-2/>

 

North Korean hackers 'could kill', warns key defector

North Korean hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and even kill people, a high-profile defector has warned.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32925495>

 

North Korea's hacker army 'could kill people and destroy cities', says defector who trained them

Thousands of military hackers in North Korea could launch cyber attacks that could “kill people and destroy cities”, a defector has warned.

<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-koreas-hacker-army-could-kill-people-and-destroy-cities-says-defector-who-trained-them-10283446.html>

 

How I Would Secure The Internet With $4 Billion

In an open letter to President Obama, a member of the Open Web Application Security Project tells why pending legislation on threat-intel sharing doesn't go far enough.

<http://www.darkreading.com/application-security/how-i-would-secure-the-internet-with-$4-billion/a/d-id/1320623>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Seized Megaupload Domains Link to Scam Ads and Malware

The Department of Justice has made a grave error as several seized Megaupload domains are now being exploited for nefarious purposes. A few days ago both Megaupload.com and Megavideo.com began directing visitors to scams and malware, presumably because the FBI's cybercrime unit lost control of the main nameserver.

<http://torrentfreak.com/seized-megaupload-domains-link-to-scam-ads-and-malware-150528/>

 

After FBI domain expires, seized Megaupload.com serves up porn

Earlier this week, something suspicious started happening with Web addresses related to sites seized by the FBI from Megaupload and a number of online gambling sites. Instead of directing browsers to a page with an FBI banner, they started dropping Web surfers onto a malicious feed of Web advertisements—some of them laden with malware.

<http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/05/after-fbi-domain-expires-seized-megaupload-com-serves-up-porn/>

 

UK Piracy Blocklist Expands With Sports Streaming Sites

Major UK Internet providers must block three additional sports streaming sites as part of a High Court order. The latest blocking round was issued on behalf of the Premier League and FA, targeting Rojadirecta, LiveTV and Drakulastream. The latter site also has its domain name under investigation by the EURid registry.

<http://torrentfreak.com/uk-piracy-blocklist-expands-with-sports-streaming-sites-150531/>

 

Porn, adware found on former FBI web domains

Websites overseen by the FBI have been briefly used to offer visitors porn or links seeded with adware. Some of the sites involved were seized from net entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and are thought to attract large numbers of visitors.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32929309>

 

Lawsuit filed to recover stolen X3.com domain name

The person who registered X3.com in 1995 has filed a lawsuit to recover the domain name, which he says was stolen from his DreamHost account.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/29/lawsuit-filed-to-recover-stolen-x3-com-domain-name/>

 

au: ESET, spol. s.r.o. v. Antivirus Australia PTY Ltd., Rodney Fewster, ESET Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2015-0014

1. The Parties: The Complainant is ESET, spol. s.r.o. of Bratislava, Slovakia, represented by King & Wood Mallesons, Australia. The Respondent is Antivirus Australia PTY Ltd., Rodney Fewster, ESET Pty Ltd. of Margate, Queensland, Australia. 2. The Domain Names and Registrars: The disputed domain names <eset.net.au> and <nod32.com.au> are registered with Tucows Inc. The disputed domain name <eset.com.au> is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0014>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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IPv6 address provisioning: theory and practice – upcoming IPv6 Business Conference in Zurich

Everybody who starts (consciously) integrating IPv6 in their network has to decide how to provision IPv6 addresses, default routes and recursive DNS server (RDNSS) information to all clients.

<http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/05/26/ipv6-address-provisioning/>

 

IPv4 addresses running out -- really

Decade-old predictions about the eventual depletion of IPv4 addresses may soon be coming true.

<http://gcn.com/articles/2015/05/29/ipv4-addresses-depleted.aspx>

 

IPv4 – Countdown to Zero Tomorrow

In June or July ARIN will announce that IPv4 numbers are officially depleted. I am going to explain what that means, how much inventory there is, and what you should immediately do about it. Also, a bit of reality will be thrown in.

<http://www.thewhir.com/blog/ipv4-countdown-to-zero-tomorrow>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Google’s Ingenious Plan to Make Apps Obsolete

Google showed off any number of potentially revolutionary technologies at its I/O developer conference keynote Thursday. There was Jump, a platform for generating 3D virtual reality content, and Brillo, Google’s latest entrant into the smart-home horse race. But the company’s most important announcement was the evolution of a technology that’s nearly three years old. It laid out a course for making apps obsolete and getting users back onto the web, where Google is master. And that course is paved by Google Now. ... What makes Google Now’s pull away from apps even more compelling is that it was joined at I/O by a series of gentle pushes in the same direction. Google’s doing everything it can to get us all back to the web.

<http://www.wired.com/2015/05/google-now-io/>

 

How Will Your Registration Data Be Managed in the Future? by Scott Hollenbeck

Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” As we consider how Internet domain and address registration data is managed and accessed in a post-WHOIS era, and given the long history of failure in addressing the shortcomings of WHOIS, it is extremely important to start preparing now for the eventual replacement of WHOIS. This is the fundamental purpose of the next Registration Operations Workshop (ROW) that is scheduled for Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Prague, Czech Republic.

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

 

RIPE NCC Regional Meeting in Tbilisi

The RIPE NCC Regional Meeting Tbilisi took place on 19 May 2015 at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel in Georgia. A total of 90 attendees from six countries participated in the meeting.

<https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/ripe-ncc-regional-meeting-in-tbilisi>

 

Request for Proposals of APTLD New Website

Dear Members, APTLD is currently accepting proposals to develop, design, and launch a new corporate web site.

<http://aptld.org/system/files/request_for_proposals_of_aptld_new_website.pdf>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Aliyun cloud growth makes Alibaba largest hosting company in China

Chinese cloud hosting company Aliyun is growing faster than ever, with more than 8,000 more web-facing computers found in the May 2015 survey than in April's. This growth has launched Aliyun's parent company, Alibaba Group, into position as the 4th largest hosting company in the world, as well as the largest in China.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/27/aliyun-cloud-growth-makes-alibaba-largest-hosting-company-in-china.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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A Peak Inside the Igloo: Publicly Reported Domain Sales Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Our latest weekly domain sales report was released last night. As always there were some impressive sales at the top of the chart, led by a couple of six-figure transactions. While we have been able to share information on tens of thousands of domain sales over the past 12 years, the aftermarket is much bigger than those figures show. That is because the majority of sales are never made public due to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). This is especially true at the high end of the market.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150529.htm>

 

It's the Same Old (but Sweet) Song! Big Sale of Same.com Tops This Week's Chart Backed by Five More Hits from the 3-Letter .Coms

Short .com domains have gotten so popular it's just a matter of time before some new band calls themselves the 3-Letter .Coms! Five more of them filled spots in the top ten on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. However a name just one letter longer, Same.com, took the top spot with a sweet $233,333 sale brokered by Larry Fischer's GetYourDomain.com (with Sedo handling the escrow).

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150520.htm>

 

 

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES

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Google Wants to Turn Your Clothes Into a Computer

If you thought it was only a matter of time before Google tried to turn your pants into a computer, well, guess what, you were right.

<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/google-wants-to-turn-your-clothes-into-a-computer/>

 

Steve Case: Get ready, the Internet is about to change again. Here’s how.

I don’t recall exactly what was going through my mind that morning, 30 years ago this summer, when a group of us in Tysons Corner, Va., launched a start-up called Quantum Computer Services, later renamed America Online. I do recall what was going through my parents’ minds, though: bewilderment.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/steve-case-get-ready-the-internet-is-about-to-change-again-heres-how/2015/05/29/d6c87f6c-0493-11e5-bc72-f3e16bf50bb6_story.html>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments

The battle for mobile software dominance revolves around two companies: Apple and Google. Now both giants are also going head-to-head in mobile payments, as they prepare to push deeper into digital wallets.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/technology/google-and-apple-adjust-strategies-on-mobile-payments.html?>

 

Google lays out its ambitions for your phone, your home, your car and your wallet

Google made clear Thursday that it's still fighting a multifront war against its old rival, Apple -- and that the battles are as heated as ever.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/05/28/google-lays-out-its-ambitions-for-your-phone-your-home-your-car-and-your-wallet/>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Silk Road drug website founder Ross Ulbricht jailed

The founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison in the US.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32941060>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Extremists fear the Web: politics, liberty and the new Internet of things

On July 9, 2008, Iran wanted to show the world its new mobile missile launchers. Leaders shared their triumph through high-resolution photos of the test site. The world’s major media outlets carried an image of four missiles blasting into the sky. The image was reproduced the next day, first on the Agence France-Presse webpage, then on the front pages of the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, the Chicago Tribune, and several other newspapers, as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo News, nytimes.com, and many other major news websites. Somehow, a different image was sent to the Associated Press—an image with only three missiles successfully launching—one missile had actually broken down and failed to launch.

<http://www.salon.com/2015/05/30/extremists_fear_the_web_politics_liberty_and_the_new_internet_of_things/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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The man behind Yahoo’s plan to become the most ‘trustworthy’ tech company

The day before news broke that Alex Stamos was joining Yahoo as chief information security officer, he laid out the approach that has defined his tenure at the company so far: Technology shouldn't just be secure, it should be "trustworthy."

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/05/29/the-man-behind-yahoos-plan-to-become-the-most-trustworthy-tech-company/>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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au: NBN, British Telecom and turning back the clock by Mark Gregory

NBN boss Bill Morrow recently highlighted that the company formerly known as NBN Co has instigated an information sharing scheme with UK’s biggest telco British Telecom (BT).

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/6/1/technology/nbn-british-telecom-and-turning-back-clock>

 

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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"><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">Why we should have anything .au?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.netregistry.com.au/blog/why-we-should-have-anything-.au/"><span>http://www.netregistry.com.au/blog/why-we-should-have-anything-.au/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The FTC Responds to ICANN and Weighs in on .SUCKS, New gTLDs, and the Multistakeholder Model<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/the-ftc-responds-to-icann-and-weighs-in-on-sucks-new-gtlds-and-the-multistakeholder-model"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/the-ftc-responds-to-icann-and-weighs-in-on-sucks-new-gtlds-and-the-multistakeholder-model</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Finds Almost Half Global Consumers Aware of New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/30/icann-global-consumers-new-gtlds/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/30/icann-global-consumers-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">Brands Want to Engage Millennials &ndash; Can gTLDs Help?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-and-millennials"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-and-millennials</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">FTC hits out at new gTLDs programme but swerves question over &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; pricing legality<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=41633a6e-8c20-4089-8cec-6f9a35d4cd43"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=41633a6e-8c20-4089-8cec-6f9a35d4cd43</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Phishers Continue Targeting Companies, But Limited Interest in New gTLDs: APWG<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/28/phishers-targeting-companies-limited-new-gtld-interest-apwg/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/28/phishers-targeting-companies-limited-new-gtld-interest-apwg/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Seized Megaupload Domains Link to Scam Ads and Malware<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/seized-megaupload-domains-link-to-scam-ads-and-malware-150528/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/seized-megaupload-domains-link-to-scam-ads-and-malware-150528/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><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">Internet Governance Follies</span><span>. </span><span lang="EN">A domain-name debacle shows how harebrained the Obama idea was. Just ask Taylor Swift.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In March 2014, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee sent a letter to the organization that runs key parts of the Internet saying that a new policy it had adopted &ldquo;will have the effect of undermining the credibility Icann has slowly been building with skeptical stakeholders.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/internet-governance-follies-1433109242"><span>http://www.wsj.com/articles/internet-governance-follies-1433109242</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">ICANN Announces Phase One Results from Multiyear Consumer Study on the Domain Name Landscape<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today published the findings from its ICANN Global Consumer Research Study, Phase One, conducted on its behalf by Nielsen, to measure aspects of consumer awareness, perceived consumer choice, experience and trust related to the current gTLD landscape and the DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-29-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Catching Up with Fellowship Alumni: Highlights from the Fellowship Survey Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICANN Fellowship program, now hosted by the Development and Public Responsibility Department (DPRD), has grown tremendously since first being held at ICANN 29 in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2007.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-28-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Proposed Renewal of .PRO Unsponsored Registry Agreement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Purpose (Brief): ICANN is posting for public comment the proposed agreement for renewal of the 2010 Registry Agreement for .PRO, which was originally set to expire on 22 April 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-05-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-05-28-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Proposed Renewal of .CAT Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief):</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">ICANN is posting for public comment the proposed agreement for renewal of the 2005 Registry Agreement for .CAT, which is set to expire on 19 December 2015. This proposal is a result of discussions between ICANN and Fundaci&oacute; puntCAT (the Registry Operator for the .CAT TLD).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-28-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 DNSSEC Journey Continues to Advance In Africa<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Developing the domain name industry in Africa is important and therefore a central objective of the ICANN AFRICA Strategy; focusing on the importance of the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), a direct contributor to the security of the Internet, providing mechanisms to help prevent DNS data spoofing and tampering.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-dnssec-journey-continues-to-advance-in-africa"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-dnssec-journey-continues-to-advance-in-africa</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">Letter from The Honorable Edith Ramirez</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">Chairwoman | FTC</span><span>,</span><span lang="EN"> to John O. Jeffrey</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RE: .SUCKS TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ramirez-to-jeffrey-27may15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ramirez-to-jeffrey-27may15-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">Thomas Rickert on CCWG-Accountability Draft Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Draft proposal from the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability summarized by CCWG Co-Chair Thomas Rickert with the assistance of XPLANE illustrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h8i2exC6HA"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h8i2exC6HA</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">Why we should have anything .au?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Let&rsquo;s face it, the policies and rules for .au domain names are confusing, arbitrary and burden the industry and users alike with pointless red-tape.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.netregistry.com.au/blog/why-we-should-have-anything-.au/"><span>http://www.netregistry.com.au/blog/why-we-should-have-anything-.au/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ee: Domain Regulation changes are postponed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.ee Domain Regulation and Registrar Contract Annex 1 changes approved by the EIF Council's April 17 2015 decision, that were to enter into force on 1st of July, will be postponed. This reason for postponing is the delay in ongoing registry system development.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internet.ee/news/article"><span>http://www.internet.ee/news/article</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.EU Registrations Grow 2.3% In First Quarter: EURid<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registrations of .EU domains grew by 2.3 percent, or 87,459, in the first quarter of 2015 when compared to the final quarter of 2014, according to the latest progress report from EURid.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/31/eu-registrations-grow-2-3-in-first-quarter-eurid/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/31/eu-registrations-grow-2-3-in-first-quarter-eurid/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Eu domain names up 2% to 87,549 registrations in Q1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The total number of .eu domain names registered at the end of Q1 increased 2.3 percent to 87,549 registrations when compared with the total number at the end of Q1 2014, according to the latest progress report from the .eu registry, EURid.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/eu-domain-names-up-2-to-87549-registrations-in-q1--1084492"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/eu-domain-names-up-2-to-87549-registrations-in-q1--1084492</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">Q1 2015 .eu progress report now available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The latest progress report from the .eu registry, EURid, has shown that the total number of .eu domain names registered at the end of Q1 represented an increase of 2.3%, or 87 549 registrations, when compared with the total number at the end of Q1 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/may-2015/q1-2015-eu-progress-report-now-available-0"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/may-2015/q1-2015-eu-progress-report-now-available-0</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Monthly global domain name registrations in India has more than doubled to 4%<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With a rapidly growing number of Internet users and a surge in e-commerce transactions, the average monthly domain name registrations in the country has more than doubled to 4 per cent of all global registrations, according to industry estimates.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/monthly-global-domain-name-registrations-in-india-has-more-than-doubled-to-4-269134.html"><span>http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/monthly-global-domain-name-registrations-in-india-has-more-than-doubled-to-4-269134.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/4-of-monthly-global-domain-name-registrations-are-from-india/articleshow/47488909.cms"><span>http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/4-of-monthly-global-domain-name-registrations-are-from-india/articleshow/47488909.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">Translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2014" Posted<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">JPRS posted English translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2014." This is the annual report for 2014, briefing that year's activities performed by JPRS, in relation to its management and administration of .JP T</span><span>LD</span><span lang="EN">.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2015/150529.html"><span>http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2015/150529.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">CA licence for .ke Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following the new licensing requirements from Communication Authority Of Kenya, which became operation last year, all .KE Registrars are required to get licensed by C.A and KeNIC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.kenic.or.ke/kenic-latest-news/ca-licence-for-ke-registrars"><span>http://www.kenic.or.ke/kenic-latest-news/ca-licence-for-ke-registrars</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 Newsletter - May 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The May 2015 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of April 30, 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/nz-newsletter-may-2015"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/nz-newsletter-may-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">Two more legacy gTLDs agree to use URS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The registries behind .pro and .cat have agreed to new ICANN contracts with changes that, among other things, would bring the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy to the two gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18628-two-more-legacy-gtlds-agree-to-use-urs"><span>http://domainincite.com/18628-two-more-legacy-gtlds-agree-to-use-urs</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The FTC Responds to ICANN and Weighs in on .SUCKS, New gTLDs, and the Multistakeholder Model<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, has issued her response to ICANN&rsquo;s April letter with the following three main points:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/the-ftc-responds-to-icann-and-weighs-in-on-sucks-new-gtlds-and-the-multistakeholder-model"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/the-ftc-responds-to-icann-and-weighs-in-on-sucks-new-gtlds-and-the-multistakeholder-model</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">FTC hits out at new gTLDs programme but swerves question over &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; pricing legality<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has responded to ICANN&rsquo;s referral of concerns over the pricing policies implemented in the &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; new gTLD &ndash; albeit without actually answering the specific central question that was posed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=41633a6e-8c20-4089-8cec-6f9a35d4cd43"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=41633a6e-8c20-4089-8cec-6f9a35d4cd43</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Brands don't like .sucks? Not our problem, FTC says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A lot of big brands are furious about the introduction of a new .sucks Internet domain but regulators at the Federal Trade Commission declined to come to their rescue.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/brands-have-a-problem-with--sucks--not-our-problem-says-ftc-203507465.html"><span>http://finance.yahoo.com/news/brands-have-a-problem-with--sucks--not-our-problem-says-ftc-203507465.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>FTC slams new gTLDs but waffles over .sucks legality<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The US Federal Trade Commission has made some strong criticisms of the new gTLD program but has refused to answer the question of whether .sucks is behaving illegally.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18611-ftc-slams-new-gtlds-but-waffles-over-sucks-legality"><span>http://domainincite.com/18611-ftc-slams-new-gtlds-but-waffles-over-sucks-legality</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.sucks-gate: How about listening to us the first two times, exasperated FTC tells ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has responded to questions over the legality of .sucks domain pricing with a three-page "I told you so" letter to domain name overseer ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/28/ftc_icann_sucks/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/28/ftc_icann_sucks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>FTC to ICANN on .Sucks: Yeah, we told you this would happen<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has responded to ICANN&rsquo;s request that it investigate the practices of TLD registry Vox Populi over its rollout of the .sucks domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/28/ftc-to-icann-on-sucks-yeah-we-told-you-this-would-happen/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/28/ftc-to-icann-on-sucks-yeah-we-told-you-this-would-happen/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.sucks extends controversial sunrise, delays GA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Vox Populi has extended the pricey .sucks sunrise period for three weeks, saying trademark owners need more time to participate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18625-sucks-extends-controversial-sunrise-delays-ga"><span>http://domainincite.com/18625-sucks-extends-controversial-sunrise-delays-ga</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">ICANN Finds Almost Half Global Consumers Aware of New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Almost half (46%) of the world's consumers are aware of at least one of the new gTLDs according to a survey conducted on behalf of ICANN of 6,144 consumers aged over 18 representing Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America, and administered in 18 languages and drawn from 24 countries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23853"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23853</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/30/icann-global-consumers-new-gtlds/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/30/icann-global-consumers-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">Brands Want to Engage Millennials &ndash; Can gTLDs Help?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Millennial.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The word is bound to come up when discussing anything having to do with brands and consumers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-and-millennials"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-and-millennials</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 fingers perps in new gTLD breach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A small number of new gTLD registries and/or applicants deliberately exploited ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD portal to obtain information on competitors.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18607-icann-fingers-perps-in-new-gtld-breach"><span>http://domainincite.com/18607-icann-fingers-perps-in-new-gtld-breach</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.berlin CEO prime suspect in ICANN data breach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">dotBerlin CEO Dirk Krischenowski is suspected of using a bug in ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD portal to access hundreds of confidential documents, some containing sensitive financial planning data, belonging to competing gTLD applicants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18613-berlin-ceo-prime-suspect-in-icann-data-breach"><span>http://domainincite.com/18613-berlin-ceo-prime-suspect-in-icann-data-breach</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">Phishers Continue Targeting Companies, But Limited Interest in New gTLDs: APWG<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New companies are constantly being targeted by phishers, with some phishers attacking targets where consumers may least expect it while the ten companies that are targeted most often by phishers are attacked constantly, sometimes more than 1,000 times per month. These are some of the findings of the Global Phishing Survey for Second Half of 2014, released by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) on Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23850"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23850</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/28/phishers-targeting-companies-limited-new-gtld-interest-apwg/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/28/phishers-targeting-companies-limited-new-gtld-interest-apwg/</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 flaw in</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">the design</span><span>: </span><span lang="EN">The Internet&rsquo;s founders saw its promise</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">but didn&rsquo;t foresee users attacking one another</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">David D. Clark, an MIT scientist whose air of genial wisdom earned him the nickname &ldquo;Albus Dumbledore,&rdquo; can remember exactly when he grasped the Internet&rsquo;s dark side. He was presiding over a meeting of network engineers when news broke that a dangerous computer worm &mdash; the first to spread widely &mdash; was slithering across the wires.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/2015/05/30/net-of-insecurity-part-1/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/2015/05/30/net-of-insecurity-part-1/</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 long</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">life of a</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">quick &lsquo;fix&rsquo;</span><span>: </span><span lang="EN">Internet protocol from 1989 leaves</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">data vulnerable to hijackers</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">By the time a pair of engineers sat down for lunch together in Austin, the Internet&rsquo;s growing pains had become dire. Once a novelty for computer scientists, the network was now exploding in size, lurching ever closer to a hard mathematical wall built into one of the Internet&rsquo;s most basic protocols.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/2015/05/31/net-of-insecurity-part-2/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/2015/05/31/net-of-insecurity-part-2/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">North Korean hackers 'could kill', warns key defector<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">North Korean hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and even kill people, a high-profile defector has warned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32925495"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32925495</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">North Korea's hacker army 'could kill people and destroy cities', says defector who trained them<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thousands of military hackers in North Korea could launch cyber attacks that could &ldquo;kill people and destroy cities&rdquo;, a defector has warned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-koreas-hacker-army-could-kill-people-and-destroy-cities-says-defector-who-trained-them-10283446.html"><span>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-koreas-hacker-army-could-kill-people-and-destroy-cities-says-defector-who-trained-them-10283446.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">How I Would Secure The Internet With $4 Billion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In an open letter to President Obama, a member of the Open Web Application Security Project tells why pending legislation on threat-intel sharing doesn't go far enough.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/application-security/how-i-would-secure-the-internet-with-%244-billion/a/d-id/1320623"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/application-security/how-i-would-secure-the-internet-with-$4-billion/a/d-id/1320623</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">Seized Megaupload Domains Link to Scam Ads and Malware<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Department of Justice has made a grave error as several seized Megaupload domains are now being exploited for nefarious purposes. A few days ago both Megaupload.com and Megavideo.com began directing visitors to scams and malware, presumably because the FBI's cybercrime unit lost control of the main nameserver.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/seized-megaupload-domains-link-to-scam-ads-and-malware-150528/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/seized-megaupload-domains-link-to-scam-ads-and-malware-150528/</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">After FBI domain expires, seized Megaupload.com serves up porn<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier this week, something suspicious started happening with Web addresses related to sites seized by the FBI from Megaupload and a number of online gambling sites. Instead of directing browsers to a page with an FBI banner, they started dropping Web surfers onto a malicious feed of Web advertisements&mdash;some of them laden with malware.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/05/after-fbi-domain-expires-seized-megaupload-com-serves-up-porn/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/05/after-fbi-domain-expires-seized-megaupload-com-serves-up-porn/</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 Piracy Blocklist Expands With Sports Streaming Sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Major UK Internet providers must block three additional sports streaming sites as part of a High Court order. The latest blocking round was issued on behalf of the Premier League and FA, targeting Rojadirecta, LiveTV and Drakulastream. The latter site also has its domain name under investigation by the EURid registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/uk-piracy-blocklist-expands-with-sports-streaming-sites-150531/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/uk-piracy-blocklist-expands-with-sports-streaming-sites-150531/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Porn, adware found on former FBI web domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Websites overseen by the FBI have been briefly used to offer visitors porn or links seeded with adware.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Some of the sites involved were seized from net entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and are thought to attract large numbers of visitors.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32929309"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32929309</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">Lawsuit filed to recover stolen X3.com domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The person who registered X3.com in 1995 has filed a lawsuit to recover the domain name, which he says was stolen from his DreamHost account.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/29/lawsuit-filed-to-recover-stolen-x3-com-domain-name/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/29/lawsuit-filed-to-recover-stolen-x3-com-domain-name/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: ESET, spol. s.r.o. v. Antivirus Australia PTY Ltd., Rodney Fewster, ESET Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2015-0014</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>1. The Parties: The Complainant is ESET, spol. s.r.o. of Bratislava, Slovakia, represented by King &amp; Wood Mallesons, Australia. The Respondent is Antivirus Australia PTY Ltd., Rodney Fewster, ESET Pty Ltd. of Margate, Queensland, Australia. 2. The Domain Names and Registrars: The disputed domain names &lt;eset.net.au&gt; and &lt;nod32.com.au&gt; are registered with Tucows Inc. The disputed domain name &lt;eset.com.au&gt; is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0014"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0014</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv6 address provisioning: theory and practice &ndash; upcoming IPv6 Business Conference in Zurich<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Everybody who starts (consciously) integrating IPv6 in their network has to decide how to provision IPv6 addresses, default routes and recursive DNS server (RDNSS) information to all clients.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/05/26/ipv6-address-provisioning/"><span>http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/05/26/ipv6-address-provisioning/</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">IPv4 addresses running out -- really<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Decade-old predictions about the eventual depletion of IPv4 addresses may soon be coming true.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://gcn.com/articles/2015/05/29/ipv4-addresses-depleted.aspx"><span>http://gcn.com/articles/2015/05/29/ipv4-addresses-depleted.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">IPv4 &ndash; Countdown to Zero Tomorrow<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In June or July ARIN will announce that IPv4 numbers are officially depleted. I am going to explain what that means, how much inventory there is, and what you should immediately do about it. Also, a bit of reality will be thrown in.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/blog/ipv4-countdown-to-zero-tomorrow"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/blog/ipv4-countdown-to-zero-tomorrow</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google&rsquo;s Ingenious Plan to Make Apps Obsolete<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google showed off any number of potentially revolutionary technologies at its I/O developer conference keynote Thursday. There was Jump, a platform for generating 3D virtual reality content, and Brillo, Google&rsquo;s latest entrant into the smart-home horse race. But the company&rsquo;s most important announcement was the evolution of a technology that&rsquo;s nearly three years old. It laid out a course for making apps obsolete and getting users back onto the web, where Google is master. And that course is paved by Google Now.</span><span> ... What makes Google Now&rsquo;s pull away from apps even more compelling is that it was joined at I/O by a series of gentle pushes in the same direction. Google&rsquo;s doing everything it can to get us all back to the web.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wired.com/2015/05/google-now-io/"><span>http://www.wired.com/2015/05/google-now-io/</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 Will Your Registration Data Be Managed in the Future?</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Scott Hollenbeck</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Benjamin Franklin once said, &ldquo;By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.&rdquo; As we consider how Internet domain and address registration data is managed and accessed in a post-WHOIS era, and given the long history of failure in addressing the shortcomings of WHOIS, it is extremely important to start preparing now for the eventual replacement of WHOIS. This is the fundamental purpose of the next Registration Operations Workshop (ROW) that is scheduled for Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Prague, Czech Republic.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/how_will_your_registration_data"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/how_will_your_registration_data</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RIPE NCC Regional Meeting in Tbilisi<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The RIPE NCC Regional Meeting Tbilisi took place on 19 May 2015 at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel in Georgia. A total of 90 attendees from six countries participated in the meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/ripe-ncc-regional-meeting-in-tbilisi"><span>https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/ripe-ncc-regional-meeting-in-tbilisi</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">Request for Proposals of APTLD New Website<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dear Members,</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">APTLD is currently accepting proposals to develop, design, and launch a new corporate web site.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://aptld.org/system/files/request_for_proposals_of_aptld_new_website.pdf"><span>http://aptld.org/system/files/request_for_proposals_of_aptld_new_website.pdf</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">Aliyun cloud growth makes Alibaba largest hosting company in China<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chinese cloud hosting company Aliyun is growing faster than ever, with more than 8,000 more web-facing computers found in the May 2015 survey than in April's. This growth has launched Aliyun's parent company, Alibaba Group, into position as the 4th largest hosting company in the world, as well as the largest in China.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/27/aliyun-cloud-growth-makes-alibaba-largest-hosting-company-in-china.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/27/aliyun-cloud-growth-makes-alibaba-largest-hosting-company-in-china.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Peak Inside the Igloo: Publicly Reported Domain Sales Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Our latest weekly domain sales report was released last night. As always there were some impressive sales at the top of the chart, led by a couple of six-figure transactions. While we have been able to share information on tens of thousands of domain sales over the past 12 years, the aftermarket is much bigger than those figures show. That is because the majority of sales are never made public due to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). This is especially true at the high end of the market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150529.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150529.htm</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">It's the Same Old (but Sweet) Song! Big Sale of Same.com Tops This Week's Chart Backed by Five More Hits from the 3-Letter .Coms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Short .com domains have gotten so popular it's just a matter of time before some new band calls themselves the 3-Letter .Coms! Five more of them filled spots in the top ten on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. However a name just one letter longer, Same.com, took the top spot with a sweet $233,333 sale brokered by Larry Fischer's GetYourDomain.com (with Sedo handling the escrow).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150520.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150520.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NEW TECHNOLOGIES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Wants to Turn Your Clothes Into a Computer<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you thought it was only a matter of time before Google tried to turn your pants into a computer, well, guess what, you were right.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/google-wants-to-turn-your-clothes-into-a-computer/"><span>http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/google-wants-to-turn-your-clothes-into-a-computer/</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">Steve Case: Get ready, the Internet is about to change again. Here&rsquo;s how.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I don&rsquo;t recall exactly what was going through my mind that morning, 30 years ago this summer, when a group of us in Tysons Corner, Va., launched a start-up called Quantum Computer Services, later renamed America Online.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">I do recall what was going through my parents&rsquo; minds, though: bewilderment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/steve-case-get-ready-the-internet-is-about-to-change-again-heres-how/2015/05/29/d6c87f6c-0493-11e5-bc72-f3e16bf50bb6_story.html"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/steve-case-get-ready-the-internet-is-about-to-change-again-heres-how/2015/05/29/d6c87f6c-0493-11e5-bc72-f3e16bf50bb6_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">**********************<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">Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The battle for mobile software dominance revolves around two companies: Apple and Google. Now both giants are also going head-to-head in mobile payments, as they prepare to push deeper into digital wallets.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/technology/google-and-apple-adjust-strategies-on-mobile-payments.html?"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/technology/google-and-apple-adjust-strategies-on-mobile-payments.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">Google lays out its ambitions for your phone, your home, your car and your wallet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google made clear Thursday that it's still fighting a multifront war against its old rival, Apple -- and that the battles are as heated as ever.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/05/28/google-lays-out-its-ambitions-for-your-phone-your-home-your-car-and-your-wallet/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/05/28/google-lays-out-its-ambitions-for-your-phone-your-home-your-car-and-your-wallet/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Silk Road drug website founder Ross Ulbricht jailed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison in the US.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32941060"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32941060</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">Extremists fear the Web: politics, liberty and the new Internet of things<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On July 9, 2008, Iran wanted to show the world its new mobile missile launchers. Leaders shared their triumph through high-resolution photos of the test site. The world&rsquo;s major media outlets carried an image of four missiles blasting into the sky. The image was reproduced the next day, first on the Agence France-Presse webpage, then on the front pages of the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, the Chicago Tribune, and several other newspapers, as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo News, nytimes.com, and many other major news websites. Somehow, a different image was sent to the Associated Press&mdash;an image with only three missiles successfully launching&mdash;one missile had actually broken down and failed to launch.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2015/05/30/extremists_fear_the_web_politics_liberty_and_the_new_internet_of_things/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2015/05/30/extremists_fear_the_web_politics_liberty_and_the_new_internet_of_things/</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 man behind Yahoo&rsquo;s plan to become the most &lsquo;trustworthy&rsquo; tech company<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The day before news broke that Alex Stamos was joining Yahoo as chief information security officer, he laid out the approach that has defined his tenure at the company so far: Technology shouldn't just be secure, it should be "trustworthy."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/05/29/the-man-behind-yahoos-plan-to-become-the-most-trustworthy-tech-company/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/05/29/the-man-behind-yahoos-plan-to-become-the-most-trustworthy-tech-company/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: </span><span lang="EN">NBN, British Telecom and turning back the clock</span><span> by Mark Gregory</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NBN boss Bill Morrow recently highlighted that the company formerly known as NBN Co has instigated an information sharing scheme with UK&rsquo;s biggest telco British Telecom (BT).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/6/1/technology/nbn-british-telecom-and-turning-back-clock"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/6/1/technology/nbn-british-telecom-and-turning-back-clock</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></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 | 21 May 06:29 2015

auDA domain news - 21 May

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The Internet and its influence on Australian society

<http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/the-internet-and-its-influence-on-australian-society/>

 

.SE acquitted – domain names not to be forfeited by the foundation

<https://www.iis.se/english/news/se-acquitted-domain-names-not-to-be-forfeited-by-the-foundation/>

 

Top Five Reasons Why Dot Brands Will Have a Data Edge by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2408870/top-five-reasons-why-dot-brands-will-have-a-data-edge>

 

UK banking first: Barclays launches unique branded domain names .barclays & .barclaycard

<http://www.newsroom.barclays.com/releases/ReleaseDetailPage.aspx?releaseId=3162>

 

Akamai Releases Q1 2015 State of the Internet – Security Report

<http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2015/press-051915.html>

 

Key Pirate Bay Domains Must Be Seized, Court Rules

<http://torrentfreak.com/key-pirate-bay-domains-must-be-seized-court-rules-150519/>

 

Pirate Bay Moves to GS, LA, VG, AM, MN and GD Domains

<http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-moves-to-gs-la-vg-am-mn-and-gd-domains-150519/>

 

 

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New Domain ‘.sucks’ Sparks Debate

The sale of websites with the domain “.sucks” is raising new questions about the Internet’s central administrator, just months before the Obama administration plans to loosen oversight of the organization.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/19/new-domain-sparks-icann-debate/>

 

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Call for RSVPs | Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group Webinar | 28 May 2015 at 14:00 UTC

Please join the interim co-chairs of the Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group for a one-hour webinar on Thursday 28 May 2015 at 1400 UTC, to hear about the preliminary recommendations that have now been published for public comment by the Working Group.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-19-en>

 

What to Expect at ICANN 53: A Guide for Business Stakeholders

The ICANN global business engagement team and regional engagement team for Latin America and the Caribbean will be joined by representatives from the Commercial Stakeholder Group of the ICANN Generic Names Supporting Organization.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-20-en>

 

Letter from Adam Awty, Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary | CPA Australia Ltd., to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD applications for .CPA

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/awty-to-icann-eiu-15may15-en.pdf>

 

US House of Representatives Holds Hearing on the .SUCKS New gTLD and ICANN Accountability and Stakeholder Trust

On May 13, 2015, the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing on "Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .SUCKS Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet's Operation." During the hearing, testimony was presented by Mei-lan Stark, Immediate Past President of the International Trademark Association (INTA); Paul Misener, Vice President of Global Public Policy for Amazon.com; John Horton, President of LegitScript; Steven Metalitz, Counsel for the Coalition for Online Accountability (COA); Bill Woodcock, Executive Director of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA); Phil Corwin, Counsel for ICA; Steve DelBianco, Executive Director of NetChoice; and Jonathan Zuck, President of ACT | The App Association.

<http://www.natlawreview.com/article/us-house-representatives-holds-hearing-sucks-new-gtld-and-icann-accountability-and-s>

 

Unfortunately, we have renewed our ICANN Accreditation

easyDNS has met the automatic renewal requirements under our ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement and will thus renew into the 2013 RAA on June 23rd, 2015

<http://blog.easydns.org/2015/05/20/unfortunately-we-have-renewed-our-icann-accreditation/>

 

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The Internet and its influence on Australian society

The Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF) launches its 2015 program today, and it is the most ambitious one yet.

<http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/the-internet-and-its-influence-on-australian-society/>

 

DENIC is speaking at the 14th German IT Security Congress

Under the motto "Know the risks, accept challenges, design solutions" the Federal Agency for Security in Information Technology (BSI) is organizing the 14th German IT Security Congress in Bonn from 19 to 21 May. Germany's Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière will open the conference as keynote speaker.

<http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/news/4041.html>

 

.SE acquitted – domain names not to be forfeited by the foundation

The ruling regarding the forfeiture of the domain names thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se was announced on Tuesday. The city court did not uphold the prosecutor’s claim against .SE. However, the two domain names will be forfeited from their domain owner and be transferred to the ownership of the Swedish state.

<https://www.iis.se/english/news/se-acquitted-domain-names-not-to-be-forfeited-by-the-foundation/>

 

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Top Five Reasons Why Dot Brands Will Have a Data Edge by Jennifer Wolfe

Companies that applied for their own TLD from ICANN's new Domain Extension Program may have a competitive edge when it comes to mining data in the future. A key indicator of this opportunity is that Google and Amazon both made bold moves, applying for 101 and 76 new TLDs, respectively. They understand that tracking data across a large portfolio of new Domain Extensions will drive important business strategies.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2408870/top-five-reasons-why-dot-brands-will-have-a-data-edge>

 

UK banking first: Barclays launches unique branded domain names .barclays & .barclaycard

In a move aimed at streamlining customer experience, Barclays has today announced a change to its online presence. The move will see the Barclays Group transfer its online assets to proprietary domain names –.barclays and .barclaycard* - away from the traditional location-specific .com and .co.uk web addresses.

<http://www.newsroom.barclays.com/releases/ReleaseDetailPage.aspx?releaseId=3162>

 

Barclays adds extra security through domain name switch

Barclays Bank and Barclaycard are moving away from using .com and .co.uk domain names in a move that will add extra security for customers.

<http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500246416/Barclays-adds-extra-security-through-domain-name-switch>

 

Barclays confirms move away from .com to new gTLD

Barclays has become one of the first major companies to explicitly confirm it will dump traditional gTLDs and ccTLDs in favor of its new dot-brands.

<http://domainincite.com/18531-barclays-confirms-move-away-from-com-to-new-gtld>

 

Barclays Moving to New gTLDs To Enhance Security As Does Eiffel Tower

Barclays Bank has started the transition to use their new gTLDs .barclays and .barclaycard in a move the bank believes will add an extra layer of security for customers and clients as only Barclays and Barclaycard will be able to set up websites ending in .barclays and .barclaycard.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/19/barclays-new-gtlds/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/barclays-new-gtlds.html>

 

Google sells .car, walks away from generic domain names

Google has sold its rights to all internet addresses ending in ".car" to a joint partnership of two other registry operators.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/18/google_sells_car_internet_space/>

 

Concern over mystery TMCH outage

ICANN is investigating the causes and impact of a database outage that is believed to have hit the Trademark Clearinghouse for 10 hours last Friday.

<http://domainincite.com/18563-concern-over-mystery-tmch-outage>

 

This Website Name Is Causing a Major Controversy

That’s the question that members of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, and even of the organization that approved it in February—Icann—are now asking.

<http://time.com/3890669/dot-sucks/>

 

US House of Representatives Holds Hearing on the .SUCKS New gTLD and ICANN Accountability and Stakeholder Trust

On May 13, 2015, the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing on "Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .SUCKS Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet's Operation."

<http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/us-house-of-representatives-holds-79767/>

 

Are we looking at the first domain name meme? Neigh.

There have been widely varying views over the value of introducing thousands of new internet extensions: some feel it is a long-needed reflection of the actual internet; others that it is a money-grabbing scheme with little real value.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/19/are_we_looking_at_the_first_domain_name_meme/>

 

This week: .Tennis, .One, .Bingo and more

Donuts gets back into the game with four domain names exiting Early Access and now available at regular prices starting on Wednesday: .bingo, .chat, .style and .tennis.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/19/this-week-tennis-one-bingo-and-more/>

 

Nearly 10 % of all new gTLD registrations are in FFM managed registries!

Earlier today, the number of domain names in Famous Four Media registries surpassed half a million. This equates to nearly 10% of all domains registered under ICANN’s new gTLD program.

<http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2015/05/nearly-10-of-all-new-gtld-registrations-are-in-ffm-managed-registries/>

 

Eurovision deploys dot-brand for ludicrous song contest

It isn’t making a song and dance about it, but the European Broadcasting Union is promoting is annual Eurovision Song Contest using its new dot-brand gTLD, .eurovision.

<http://domainincite.com/18552-eurovision-deploys-dot-brand-for-ludicrous-song-contest>

 

Obama, Apple, cancer and Taylor Swift’s cat top lists of most searched-for .sucks domains

You’ve got to hand it to .sucks registry Vox Populi. The pricing may be “exploitative” and “predatory”, as the intellectual property community believes, but damn if the the company doesn’t know how to generate headlines.

<http://domainincite.com/18542-obama-apple-cancer-and-taylor-swifts-cat-top-lists-of-most-searched-for-sucks-domains>

 

Donuts Announces Release of Over 1 Million Previously Unavailable Domains

Donuts is releasing more than one million previously unavailable domain names across their new gTLDs. These include what Donuts describe as some of the most highly sought after and desirable domains in their portfolio, including permissible two character addresses.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/19/donuts-announces-release-of-over-1-million-previously-unavailable-domains/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-announces-release-of-over-1-million-previously-unavailable-domains.html>

 

Epic new gTLD fail? Gambling site named after new gTLD but doesn’t use it

Online gambling company bwin.party owns the domain name bwin.party but, bafflingly, hasn’t even turned it on.

<http://domainincite.com/18540-epic-new-gtld-fail-gambling-site-named-after-new-gtld-but-doesnt-use-it>

 

XYZ and Uniregistry acquire .car from Google, launch joint venture

XYZ.com and Uniregistry have launched a joint venture to operate a trio of car-related new gTLDs, after acquiring .car from Google.

<http://domainincite.com/18536-xyz-and-uniregistry-acquire-car-from-google-launch-joint-venture>

 

2 thoughts on Schilling/Negari domain name tie-up

XYZ (Daniel Negari) and Uniregistry (Frank Schilling) have teamed up to launch three automotive TLDs: .car, .cars and .auto. .Car was acquired from Google. Here are my thoughts on this deal.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/18/2-thoughts-on-schillingnegari-domain-name-tie-up/>

 

Dot REIT TLDs

NAREIT has been designated by ICANN to operate the .REIT TLD registry. NAREIT anticipates that applications to register domains in .REIT will be accepted beginning in the fall of 2015.

<https://www.reit.com/nareit-you/dot-reit-top-level-domains>

 

What New gTLD Applicants Want for Round 2 by Jean Guillon

After talking to a few new gTLD applicants who participated in "Round One" of the ICANN new gTLD program, here is a list of complaints and questions I received, and probably a few things potential candidates should pay attention to prior to submitting an application... Applying is too expensive, I want my TLD for $200,000 "all included" (ICANN fee + consultancy services to fill in my application)

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150518_what_new_gtld_applicants_want_for_round_2/>

 

With 10 Applicants .Art Gets Scheduled For An ICANN Last Resort Auction

The new gTLD .Art just got on the ICANN schedule for a last resort auction. There are 10 applicants for .Art and the ICANN auction is scheduled tentatively for July 2015.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/18/with-10-applicants-art-gets-scheduled-for-an-icann-last-resort-auction/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Akamai Releases Q1 2015 State of the Internet – Security Report

Akamai Technologies, Inc. ... announced the availability of the Q1 2015 State of the Internet – Security Report. This quarter’s report, which provides analysis and insight into the global cloud security threat landscape, can be downloaded at...

<http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2015/press-051915.html>

 

Akamai report: DDoS attacks doubled in Q1 2015, SSDP top attack vector

The number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in first quarter of 2015 has more than doubled the number of DDoS attacks in Q1 of 2014, according to Akamai Technologies’ Q1 2015 State of the Internet Security report.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2925152/microsoft-subnet/akamai-report-ddos-attacks-doubled-in-q1-2015-ssdp-top-attack-vector.html>

 

DDoS attacks are getting worse, as attackers shift tactics and targets

Attackers that harness the power of thousands or millions of devices to flood networks with data are shifting tactics to pack a smaller, but much longer-lasting punch.

<http://www.zdnet.com/article/akamai-internet-security-report-q1-2015/>

 

HTTPS-crippling attack threatens tens of thousands of Web and mail servers

Tens of thousands of HTTPS-protected websites, mail servers, and other widely used Internet services are vulnerable to a new attack that lets eavesdroppers read and modify data passing through encrypted connections, a team of computer scientists has found.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/05/https-crippling-attack-threatens-tens-of-thousands-of-web-and-mail-servers/>

 

New Logjam Attack on Diffie-Hellman Threatens Security of Browsers, VPNs

Researchers have uncovered a flaw in the way that some servers handle the Diffie-Hellman key exchange, a bug that’s somewhat similar to the FREAK attack and threatens the security of many Web and mail servers. The bug affects all of the major browsers and any server that supports export-grade 512-bit Diffie-Hellman cryptography.

<https://threatpost.com/new-logjam-attack-on-diffie-hellman-threatens-security-of-browsers-vpns/112916>

 

No sign hackers got info in attack on German parliament system - spokeswoman

The German Bundestag lower house of parliament is trying to repair its computer system after a hacking attack but there are no indications yet that hackers accessed information, a parliamentary spokeswoman said on Saturday.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/16/uk-germany-cybersecurity-idUKKBN0O10LD20150516>

 

Security Firm Redefines APT: African Phishing Threat

A security firm made headlines earlier this month when it boasted it had thwarted plans by organized Russian cyber criminals to launch an attack against multiple US-based banks. But a closer look at the details behind that report suggests the actors in question were relatively unsophisticated Nigerian phishers who’d simply registered a bunch of new fake bank Web sites.

<http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/05/security-firm-redefines-apt-african-phishing-threat/>

 

us: St. Louis Federal Reserve Falls Victim to DNS Hijack

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis confirmed this week that it fell victim to a DNS hijack last month that may have redirected users to bogus webpages and exposed customers to phishing, malware and other attacks.

<https://threatpost.com/st-louis-federal-reserve-falls-victim-to-dns-hijack/112896>

 

us: Penn State Offline Following Advanced Two-Year Cyberattack

Penn State announced that its school of engineering was the victim of a more than two-year long cyberattack perpetuated by advanced persistent threat groups.

<https://threatpost.com/penn-state-offline-following-advanced-two-year-cyberattack/112872>

 

Wildly popular Facebook scam attack hits .ninja

Rightside’s .ninja appears to be the victim of a broad, highly effective affiliate marketing scam that targets Indians and exploits Facebook’s trademark.

<http://domainincite.com/18557-wildly-popular-facebook-scam-attack-hits-ninja>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Key Pirate Bay Domains Must Be Seized, Court Rules

In a decision handed down minutes ago the Stockholm District Court has ordered two key domains owned by The Pirate Bay to be seized. While the ruling means that the site will lose its famous ThePirateBay.se domain, don't expect the site to simply disappear. TPB informs TorrentFreak that they have plenty more domains left in store.

<http://torrentfreak.com/key-pirate-bay-domains-must-be-seized-court-rules-150519/>

 

Pirate Bay Moves to GS, LA, VG, AM, MN and GD Domains

A few hours ago news broke that The Pirate Bay's .SE domain will soon be seized. The prosecution and copyright holders have welcomed the decision, but the Pirate Bay teams seems unimpressed. Shortly after the ruling they set up six new domain names which they will rotate for the time being.

<http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-moves-to-gs-la-vg-am-mn-and-gd-domains-150519/>

 

EZTV shuts down after hostile take over, site is being run by the people behind the coup

EZTV, one of the world’s most recognizable TV-torrent sites is calling it quits after losing its domain names and data in a hostile takeover.

<http://www.techspot.com/news/60716-eztv-shuts-down-after-hostile-take-over-domains.html>

 

uk: Liz Kendall's Labour leadership website name hijacked by troll

Liz Kendall’s campaign to be the next Labour leader may have received a welcome boost from the endorsement of frontbencher Tristram Hunt, but the Leicester West MP has had her first taste of some high-profile trolling.

<http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/20/liz-kendalls-labour-leadership-website-name-hijacked-by-troll>

 

Supermarket giant shuts Walmart.horse website after joke has bolted

The greatest horse-based web domain in history is no more: Walmart.horse has disappeared from the internet following a complaint from the American megastore chain.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/19/jeph-jacques-walmart-horse-website>

 

Panelist asks complainant to modify its case to snag domain registered in 1995

I’m dumbfounded. A single member UDRP panelist with National Arbitration Forum has ordered the domain name VideoLink.com be transferred — after, apparently, asking the complainant to modify its argument to the panelist’s liking.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/18/panelist-asks-complainant-to-modify-its-case-to-snag-domain-registered-in-1995/>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Government Outpacing Private Sector in IPv6 Adoption, Official Says

As the supply of new Internet Protocol addresses in the U.S. is expected to be exhausted by this summer, new government data shows more than half of public federal web domains have already transitioned to an upgraded protocol.

<http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/government-could-be-outpacing-private-sector-ipv6-adoption/113056/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Enom.com Informs Customers of “Very Sophisticated Attack” But No Domains Were Stolen

In an email to tonight from Taryn Naidu CEO of Enom.com told its customers that they "recently became the subject of what appears to be a very sophisticated attack by a group that targets large internet infrastructure companies.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/20/enom-com-informs-customers-of-very-sophisticated-attack-but-no-domains-were-stolen/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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May 2015 Web Server Survey

In the May 2015 survey we received responses from 857,927,160 sites and 5,281,889 computers. The number of sites detected increased by nearly 9M this month after two consecutive months of losses. The number of web facing computers also increased by 54k.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/19/may-2015-web-server-survey.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Recapping NameJet’s hot domain name sales month

As measured by the number of domain name sales closing at or above $2,000, so far 2015 is shaping up to be NameJet’s best year.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/20/recapping-namejets-hot-domain-name-sales-month/>

 

Flippa Acquires Domain Holdings

Our friends at Flippa are celebrating a huge milestone today. We’re thrilled to announce that Flippa, the world’s largest marketplace for buying and selling domains, websites and apps, is now even better.

<http://www.sitepoint.com/big-news-domain-industry-flippa-acquires-domain-holdings/>

 

Flippa acquires Domain Holdings

Flippa has acquired domain name brokerage Domain Holdings for an unspecified price. The combined companies expect to generate $70 million in revenue over the next 12 months.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/20/flippa-acquires-domain-holdings/>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Organised crime targeting more Australians than ever, Crime Commission report says

Organised crime is targeting more Australians than ever before and becoming more sophisticated, resilient and dangerous, the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) has found.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-20/organised-crime-using-technology-to-become-more-sophisticated/6482916>

 

 

 

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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">The Internet and its influence on Australian society<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/the-internet-and-its-influence-on-australian-society/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/the-internet-and-its-influence-on-australian-society/</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 acquitted &ndash; domain names not to be forfeited by the foundation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/news/se-acquitted-domain-names-not-to-be-forfeited-by-the-foundation/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/news/se-acquitted-domain-names-not-to-be-forfeited-by-the-foundation/</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">Top Five Reasons Why Dot Brands Will Have a Data Edge</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Jennifer Wolfe</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2408870/top-five-reasons-why-dot-brands-will-have-a-data-edge"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2408870/top-five-reasons-why-dot-brands-will-have-a-data-edge</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">UK banking first: Barclays launches unique branded domain names .barclays &amp; .barclaycard<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.newsroom.barclays.com/releases/ReleaseDetailPage.aspx?releaseId=3162"><span>http://www.newsroom.barclays.com/releases/ReleaseDetailPage.aspx?releaseId=3162</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">Akamai Releases Q1 2015 State of the Internet &ndash; Security Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2015/press-051915.html"><span>http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2015/press-051915.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">Key Pirate Bay Domains Must Be Seized, Court Rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/key-pirate-bay-domains-must-be-seized-court-rules-150519/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/key-pirate-bay-domains-must-be-seized-court-rules-150519/</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 Moves to GS, LA, VG, AM, MN and GD Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-moves-to-gs-la-vg-am-mn-and-gd-domains-150519/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-moves-to-gs-la-vg-am-mn-and-gd-domains-150519/</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">New Domain &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; Sparks Debate<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The sale of websites with the domain &ldquo;.sucks&rdquo; is raising new questions about the Internet&rsquo;s central administrator, just months before the Obama administration plans to loosen oversight of the organization.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/19/new-domain-sparks-icann-debate/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/19/new-domain-sparks-icann-debate/</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">Call for RSVPs | Privacy &amp; Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group Webinar | 28 May 2015 at 14:00 UTC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Please join the interim co-chairs of the Privacy &amp; Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group for a one-hour webinar on Thursday 28 May 2015 at 1400 UTC, to hear about the preliminary recommendations that have now been published for public comment by the Working Group.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-19-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What to Expect at ICANN 53: A Guide for Business Stakeholders<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICANN global business engagement team and regional engagement team for Latin America and the Caribbean will be joined by representatives from the Commercial Stakeholder Group of the ICANN Generic Names Supporting Organization.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-20-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-20-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Adam Awty, Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary | CPA Australia Ltd., to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD applications for .CPA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/awty-to-icann-eiu-15may15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/awty-to-icann-eiu-15may15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US House of Representatives Holds Hearing on the .SUCKS New gTLD and ICANN Accountability and Stakeholder Trust<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On May 13, 2015, the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing on "Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .SUCKS Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet's Operation." During the hearing, testimony was presented by Mei-lan Stark, Immediate Past President of the International Trademark Association (INTA); Paul Misener, Vice President of Global Public Policy for Amazon.com; John Horton, President of LegitScript; Steven Metalitz, Counsel for the Coalition for Online Accountability (COA); Bill Woodcock, Executive Director of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA); Phil Corwin, Counsel for ICA; Steve DelBianco, Executive Director of NetChoice; and Jonathan Zuck, President of ACT | The App Association.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.natlawreview.com/article/us-house-representatives-holds-hearing-sucks-new-gtld-and-icann-accountability-and-s"><span>http://www.natlawreview.com/article/us-house-representatives-holds-hearing-sucks-new-gtld-and-icann-accountability-and-s</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Unfortunately, we have renewed our ICANN Accreditation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">easyDNS has met the automatic renewal requirements under our ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement and will thus renew into the 2013 RAA on June 23rd, 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.easydns.org/2015/05/20/unfortunately-we-have-renewed-our-icann-accreditation/"><span>http://blog.easydns.org/2015/05/20/unfortunately-we-have-renewed-our-icann-accreditation/</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">The Internet and its influence on Australian society<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF) launches its 2015 program today, and it is the most ambitious one yet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/the-internet-and-its-influence-on-australian-society/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/the-internet-and-its-influence-on-australian-society/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DENIC is speaking at the 14th German IT Security Congress<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Under the motto "Know the risks, accept challenges, design solutions" the Federal Agency for Security in Information Technology (BSI) is organizing the 14th German IT Security Congress in Bonn from 19 to 21 May. Germany's Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizi&egrave;re will open the conference as keynote speaker.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/news/4041.html"><span>http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/news/4041.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">.SE acquitted &ndash; domain names not to be forfeited by the foundation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ruling regarding the forfeiture of the domain names thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se was announced on Tuesday. The city court did not uphold the prosecutor&rsquo;s claim against .SE. However, the two domain names will be forfeited from their domain owner and be transferred to the ownership of the Swedish state.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/news/se-acquitted-domain-names-not-to-be-forfeited-by-the-foundation/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/news/se-acquitted-domain-names-not-to-be-forfeited-by-the-foundation/</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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Top Five Reasons Why Dot Brands Will Have a Data Edge</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Jennifer Wolfe</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Companies that applied for their own T</span><span>LD</span><span lang="EN"> from ICANN's new Domain Extension Program may have a competitive edge when it comes to mining data in the future.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">A key indicator of this opportunity is that Google and Amazon both made bold moves, applying for 101 and 76 new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s, respectively. They understand that tracking data across a large portfolio of new Domain Extensions will drive important business strategies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2408870/top-five-reasons-why-dot-brands-will-have-a-data-edge"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2408870/top-five-reasons-why-dot-brands-will-have-a-data-edge</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">UK banking first: Barclays launches unique branded domain names .barclays &amp; .barclaycard<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a move aimed at streamlining customer experience, Barclays has today announced a change to its online presence. The move will see the Barclays Group transfer its online assets to proprietary domain names &ndash;.barclays and .barclaycard* - away from the traditional location-specific .com and .co.uk web addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.newsroom.barclays.com/releases/ReleaseDetailPage.aspx?releaseId=3162"><span>http://www.newsroom.barclays.com/releases/ReleaseDetailPage.aspx?releaseId=3162</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">Barclays adds extra security through domain name switch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Barclays Bank and Barclaycard are moving away from using .com and .co.uk domain names in a move that will add extra security for customers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500246416/Barclays-adds-extra-security-through-domain-name-switch"><span>http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500246416/Barclays-adds-extra-security-through-domain-name-switch</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Barclays confirms move away from .com to new gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Barclays has become one of the first major companies to explicitly confirm it will dump traditional gTLDs and ccTLDs in favor of its new dot-brands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18531-barclays-confirms-move-away-from-com-to-new-gtld"><span>http://domainincite.com/18531-barclays-confirms-move-away-from-com-to-new-gtld</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Barclays Moving to New gTLDs To Enhance Security As Does Eiffel Tower<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Barclays Bank has started the transition to use their new gTLDs .barclays and .barclaycard in a move the bank believes will add an extra layer of security for customers and clients as only Barclays and Barclaycard will be able to set up websites ending in .barclays and .barclaycard.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/19/barclays-new-gtlds/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/19/barclays-new-gtlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/barclays-new-gtlds.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/barclays-new-gtlds.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 sells .car, walks away from generic domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google has sold its rights to all internet addresses ending in ".car" to a joint partnership of two other registry operators.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/18/google_sells_car_internet_space/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/18/google_sells_car_internet_space/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Concern over mystery TMCH outage<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is investigating the causes and impact of a database outage that is believed to have hit the Trademark Clearinghouse for 10 hours last Friday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18563-concern-over-mystery-tmch-outage"><span>http://domainincite.com/18563-concern-over-mystery-tmch-outage</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This Website Name Is Causing a Major Controversy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">That&rsquo;s the question that members of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, and even of the organization that approved it in February&mdash;Icann&mdash;are now asking.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://time.com/3890669/dot-sucks/"><span>http://time.com/3890669/dot-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">US House of Representatives Holds Hearing on the .SUCKS New gTLD and ICANN Accountability and Stakeholder Trust<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On May 13, 2015, the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing on "Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .SUCKS Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet's Operation."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/us-house-of-representatives-holds-79767/"><span>http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/us-house-of-representatives-holds-79767/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Are we looking at the first domain name meme? Neigh.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There have been widely varying views over the value of introducing thousands of new internet extensions: some feel it is a long-needed reflection of the actual internet; others that it is a money-grabbing scheme with little real value.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/19/are_we_looking_at_the_first_domain_name_meme/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/19/are_we_looking_at_the_first_domain_name_meme/</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: .Tennis, .One, .Bingo and more<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts gets back into the game with four domain names exiting Early Access and now available at regular prices starting on Wednesday: .bingo, .chat, .style and .tennis.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/19/this-week-tennis-one-bingo-and-more/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/19/this-week-tennis-one-bingo-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">Nearly 10 % of all new gTLD registrations are in FFM managed registries!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier today, the number of domain names in Famous Four Media registries surpassed half a million. This equates to nearly 10% of all domains registered under ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2015/05/nearly-10-of-all-new-gtld-registrations-are-in-ffm-managed-registries/"><span>http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2015/05/nearly-10-of-all-new-gtld-registrations-are-in-ffm-managed-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">Eurovision deploys dot-brand for ludicrous song contest<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It isn&rsquo;t making a song and dance about it, but the European Broadcasting Union is promoting is annual Eurovision Song Contest using its new dot-brand gTLD, .eurovision.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18552-eurovision-deploys-dot-brand-for-ludicrous-song-contest"><span>http://domainincite.com/18552-eurovision-deploys-dot-brand-for-ludicrous-song-contest</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Obama, Apple, cancer and Taylor Swift&rsquo;s cat top lists of most searched-for .sucks domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You&rsquo;ve got to hand it to .sucks registry Vox Populi. The pricing may be &ldquo;exploitative&rdquo; and &ldquo;predatory&rdquo;, as the intellectual property community believes, but damn if the the company doesn&rsquo;t know how to generate headlines.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18542-obama-apple-cancer-and-taylor-swifts-cat-top-lists-of-most-searched-for-sucks-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/18542-obama-apple-cancer-and-taylor-swifts-cat-top-lists-of-most-searched-for-sucks-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">Donuts Announces Release of Over 1 Million Previously Unavailable Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts is releasing more than one million previously unavailable domain names across their new gTLDs. These include what Donuts describe as some of the most highly sought after and desirable domains in their portfolio, including permissible two character addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/19/donuts-announces-release-of-over-1-million-previously-unavailable-domains/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/19/donuts-announces-release-of-over-1-million-previously-unavailable-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-announces-release-of-over-1-million-previously-unavailable-domains.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-announces-release-of-over-1-million-previously-unavailable-domains.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Epic new gTLD fail? Gambling site named after new gTLD but doesn&rsquo;t use it<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online gambling company bwin.party owns the domain name bwin.party but, bafflingly, hasn&rsquo;t even turned it on.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18540-epic-new-gtld-fail-gambling-site-named-after-new-gtld-but-doesnt-use-it"><span>http://domainincite.com/18540-epic-new-gtld-fail-gambling-site-named-after-new-gtld-but-doesnt-use-it</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">XYZ and Uniregistry acquire .car from Google, launch joint venture<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">XYZ.com and Uniregistry have launched a joint venture to operate a trio of car-related new gTLDs, after acquiring .car from Google.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18536-xyz-and-uniregistry-acquire-car-from-google-launch-joint-venture"><span>http://domainincite.com/18536-xyz-and-uniregistry-acquire-car-from-google-launch-joint-venture</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">2 thoughts on Schilling/Negari domain name tie-up<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">XYZ (Daniel Negari) and Uniregistry (Frank Schilling) have teamed up to launch three automotive </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s: .car, .cars and .auto. .Car was acquired from Google. Here are my thoughts on this deal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/18/2-thoughts-on-schillingnegari-domain-name-tie-up/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/18/2-thoughts-on-schillingnegari-domain-name-tie-up/</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 REIT TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NAREIT has been designated by ICANN to operate the .REIT TLD registry. NAREIT anticipates that applications to register domains in .REIT will be accepted beginning in the fall of 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.reit.com/nareit-you/dot-reit-top-level-domains"><span>https://www.reit.com/nareit-you/dot-reit-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">What New gTLD Applicants Want for Round 2 by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After talking to a few new gTLD applicants who participated in "Round One" of the ICANN new gTLD program, here is a list of complaints and questions I received, and probably a few things potential candidates should pay attention to prior to submitting an application... Applying is too expensive, I want my TLD for $200,000 "all included" (ICANN fee + consultancy services to fill in my application)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150518_what_new_gtld_applicants_want_for_round_2/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150518_what_new_gtld_applicants_want_for_round_2/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With 10 Applicants .Art Gets Scheduled For An ICANN Last Resort Auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new gTLD .Art just got on the ICANN schedule for a last resort auction. There are 10 applicants for .Art and the ICANN auction is scheduled tentatively for July 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/18/with-10-applicants-art-gets-scheduled-for-an-icann-last-resort-auction/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/18/with-10-applicants-art-gets-scheduled-for-an-icann-last-resort-auction/</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">Akamai Releases Q1 2015 State of the Internet &ndash; Security Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai Technologies, Inc. </span><span>...</span><span lang="EN"> announced the availability of the Q1 2015 State of the Internet &ndash; Security Report. This quarter&rsquo;s report, which provides analysis and insight into the global cloud security threat landscape, can be downloaded at</span><span>...<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2015/press-051915.html"><span>http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2015/press-051915.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai report: DDoS attacks doubled in Q1 2015, SSDP top attack vector<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in first quarter of 2015 has more than doubled the number of DDoS attacks in Q1 of 2014, according to Akamai Technologies&rsquo; Q1 2015 State of the Internet Security report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2925152/microsoft-subnet/akamai-report-ddos-attacks-doubled-in-q1-2015-ssdp-top-attack-vector.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2925152/microsoft-subnet/akamai-report-ddos-attacks-doubled-in-q1-2015-ssdp-top-attack-vector.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">DDoS attacks are getting worse, as attackers shift tactics and targets<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Attackers that harness the power of thousands or millions of devices to flood networks with data are shifting tactics to pack a smaller, but much longer-lasting punch.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/akamai-internet-security-report-q1-2015/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/article/akamai-internet-security-report-q1-2015/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">HTTPS-crippling attack threatens tens of thousands of Web and mail servers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tens of thousands of HTTPS-protected websites, mail servers, and other widely used Internet services are vulnerable to a new attack that lets eavesdroppers read and modify data passing through encrypted connections, a team of computer scientists has found.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/05/https-crippling-attack-threatens-tens-of-thousands-of-web-and-mail-servers/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/05/https-crippling-attack-threatens-tens-of-thousands-of-web-and-mail-servers/</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 Logjam Attack on Diffie-Hellman Threatens Security of Browsers, VPNs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Researchers have uncovered a flaw in the way that some servers handle the Diffie-Hellman key exchange, a bug that&rsquo;s somewhat similar to the FREAK attack and threatens the security of many Web and mail servers. The bug affects all of the major browsers and any server that supports export-grade 512-bit Diffie-Hellman cryptography.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/new-logjam-attack-on-diffie-hellman-threatens-security-of-browsers-vpns/112916"><span>https://threatpost.com/new-logjam-attack-on-diffie-hellman-threatens-security-of-browsers-vpns/112916</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">No sign hackers got info in attack on German parliament system - spokeswoman<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The German Bundestag lower house of parliament is trying to repair its computer system after a hacking attack but there are no indications yet that hackers accessed information, a parliamentary spokeswoman said on Saturday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/16/uk-germany-cybersecurity-idUKKBN0O10LD20150516"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/16/uk-germany-cybersecurity-idUKKBN0O10LD20150516</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 Firm Redefines APT: African Phishing Threat<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A security firm made headlines earlier this month when it boasted it had thwarted plans by organized Russian cyber criminals to launch an attack against multiple US-based banks. But a closer look at the details behind that report suggests the actors in question were relatively unsophisticated Nigerian phishers who&rsquo;d simply registered a bunch of new fake bank Web sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/05/security-firm-redefines-apt-african-phishing-threat/"><span>http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/05/security-firm-redefines-apt-african-phishing-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">us: St. Louis Federal Reserve Falls Victim to DNS Hijack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis confirmed this week that it fell victim to a DNS hijack last month that may have redirected users to bogus webpages and exposed customers to phishing, malware and other attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/st-louis-federal-reserve-falls-victim-to-dns-hijack/112896"><span>https://threatpost.com/st-louis-federal-reserve-falls-victim-to-dns-hijack/112896</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: Penn State Offline Following Advanced Two-Year Cyberattack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Penn State announced that its school of engineering was the victim of a more than two-year long cyberattack perpetuated by advanced persistent threat groups.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/penn-state-offline-following-advanced-two-year-cyberattack/112872"><span>https://threatpost.com/penn-state-offline-following-advanced-two-year-cyberattack/112872</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Wildly popular Facebook scam attack hits .ninja<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside&rsquo;s .ninja appears to be the victim of a broad, highly effective affiliate marketing scam that targets Indians and exploits Facebook&rsquo;s trademark.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18557-wildly-popular-facebook-scam-attack-hits-ninja"><span>http://domainincite.com/18557-wildly-popular-facebook-scam-attack-hits-ninja</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">Key Pirate Bay Domains Must Be Seized, Court Rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a decision handed down minutes ago the Stockholm District Court has ordered two key domains owned by The Pirate Bay to be seized. While the ruling means that the site will lose its famous ThePirateBay.se domain, don't expect the site to simply disappear. TPB informs TorrentFreak that they have plenty more domains left in store.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/key-pirate-bay-domains-must-be-seized-court-rules-150519/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/key-pirate-bay-domains-must-be-seized-court-rules-150519/</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 Moves to GS, LA, VG, AM, MN and GD Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A few hours ago news broke that The Pirate Bay's .SE domain will soon be seized. The prosecution and copyright holders have welcomed the decision, but the Pirate Bay teams seems unimpressed. Shortly after the ruling they set up six new domain names which they will rotate for the time being.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-moves-to-gs-la-vg-am-mn-and-gd-domains-150519/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-moves-to-gs-la-vg-am-mn-and-gd-domains-150519/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EZTV shuts down after hostile take over, site is being run by the people behind the coup<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EZTV, one of the world&rsquo;s most recognizable TV-torrent sites is calling it quits after losing its domain names and data in a hostile takeover.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techspot.com/news/60716-eztv-shuts-down-after-hostile-take-over-domains.html"><span>http://www.techspot.com/news/60716-eztv-shuts-down-after-hostile-take-over-domains.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: Liz Kendall's Labour leadership website name hijacked by troll<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Liz Kendall&rsquo;s campaign to be the next Labour leader may have received a welcome boost from the endorsement of frontbencher Tristram Hunt, but the Leicester West MP has had her first taste of some high-profile trolling.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/20/liz-kendalls-labour-leadership-website-name-hijacked-by-troll"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/20/liz-kendalls-labour-leadership-website-name-hijacked-by-troll</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Supermarket giant shuts Walmart.horse website after joke has bolted<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The greatest horse-based web domain in history is no more: Walmart.horse has disappeared from the internet following a complaint from the American megastore chain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/19/jeph-jacques-walmart-horse-website"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/19/jeph-jacques-walmart-horse-website</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Panelist asks complainant to modify its case to snag domain registered in 1995<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I&rsquo;m dumbfounded.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">A single member UDRP panelist with National Arbitration Forum has ordered the domain name VideoLink.com be transferred &mdash; after, apparently, asking the complainant to modify its argument to the panelist&rsquo;s liking.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/18/panelist-asks-complainant-to-modify-its-case-to-snag-domain-registered-in-1995/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/18/panelist-asks-complainant-to-modify-its-case-to-snag-domain-registered-in-1995/</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">Government Outpacing Private Sector in IPv6 Adoption, Official Says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the supply of new Internet Protocol addresses in the U.S. is expected to be exhausted by this summer, new government data shows more than half of public federal web domains have already transitioned to an upgraded protocol.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/government-could-be-outpacing-private-sector-ipv6-adoption/113056/"><span>http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/government-could-be-outpacing-private-sector-ipv6-adoption/113056/</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">Enom.com Informs Customers of &ldquo;Very Sophisticated Attack&rdquo; But No Domains Were Stolen<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In an email to tonight from Taryn Naidu CEO of Enom.com told its customers that they "recently became the subject of what appears to be a very sophisticated attack by a group that targets large internet infrastructure companies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/20/enom-com-informs-customers-of-very-sophisticated-attack-but-no-domains-were-stolen/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/20/enom-com-informs-customers-of-very-sophisticated-attack-but-no-domains-were-stolen/</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">May 2015 Web Server Survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the May 2015 survey we received responses from 857,927,160 sites and 5,281,889 computers. The number of sites detected increased by nearly 9M this month after two consecutive months of losses. The number of web facing computers also increased by 54k.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/19/may-2015-web-server-survey.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/19/may-2015-web-server-survey.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recapping NameJet&rsquo;s hot domain name sales month<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As measured by the number of domain name sales closing at or above $2,000, so far 2015 is shaping up to be NameJet&rsquo;s best year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/20/recapping-namejets-hot-domain-name-sales-month/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/20/recapping-namejets-hot-domain-name-sales-month/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Flippa Acquires Domain Holdings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Our friends at Flippa are celebrating a huge milestone today. We&rsquo;re thrilled to announce that Flippa, the world&rsquo;s largest marketplace for buying and selling domains, websites and apps, is now even better.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.sitepoint.com/big-news-domain-industry-flippa-acquires-domain-holdings/"><span>http://www.sitepoint.com/big-news-domain-industry-flippa-acquires-domain-holdings/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Flippa acquires Domain Holdings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Flippa has acquired domain name brokerage Domain Holdings for an unspecified price. The combined companies expect to generate $70 million in revenue over the next 12 months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/20/flippa-acquires-domain-holdings/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/20/flippa-acquires-domain-holdings/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><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">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Organised crime targeting more Australians than ever, Crime Commission report says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Organised crime is targeting more Australians than ever before and becoming more sophisticated, resilient and dangerous, the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) has found.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-20/organised-crime-using-technology-to-become-more-sophisticated/6482916"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-20/organised-crime-using-technology-to-become-more-sophisticated/6482916</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>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 11 May 04:36 2015

auDA domain news - 11 May

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Safeguarding the Open Internet by Marietje Schaake, a member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party

<http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/open-internet-agreements-by-marietje-schaake-2015-05>

 

US government asks internet community how long it should extend IANA contract

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/08/us_government_asks_internet_community_how_long_it_should_extend_iana_contract/>

 

ICA to ICANN: We’ll “Vigorously Oppose” Changing URS to Facilitate RDNH by Philip Corwin

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/no-rdnh-via-urs/>

 

Kommen bald auch Second Level Domains unter .au

<http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-kommen-bald-auch-second-level-domains-unter-au-64514.html>

 

Businesses call on regulators to stop .sucks “extortion”

<http://domainincite.com/18503-businesses-call-on-regulators-to-stop-sucks-extortion>

 

Has .sucks abandoned its Sunrise Premium program?

<http://domainincite.com/18504-has-sucks-abandoned-its-sunrise-premium-program>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Safeguarding the Open Internet by Marietje Schaake, a member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party

Proposals regarding Internet governance are bound to generate serious friction. The online world, after all, has provided enormous opportunities to billions of denizens, largely because it has never been governed.

<http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/open-internet-agreements-by-marietje-schaake-2015-05>

 

US government asks internet community how long it should extend IANA contract

The US government has asked the internet community how long they think it will take to decide on and implement changes to the top level of the internet, and so how long it will need to extend the current IANA contract.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/08/us_government_asks_internet_community_how_long_it_should_extend_iana_contract/>

 

Joint Regional ccTLD Organisations (ROs) statement following the I* London meeting

Last week the I* organisations met in London to discuss several issues, one of which was the IANA Stewardship Transition (IST) process.

<https://centr.org/news/cctld/05-07-2015/4169/ros-statement-following-i-star-london>

<http://aptld.org/system/files/joint_regional_cctld_organisations_ros_statement.pdf>

 

Understanding the IANA Stewardship Transition and enhancing ICANN’s accountability by Daniel Fink, ICANN Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Brazil

March 14th will be remembered as “ground zero” of a challenging journey for the multistakeholder model. It was the date chosen by the United States government to announce its intention to transfer stewardship of the IANA functions. But what is the IANA? Who participates in the process? What exactly does it involve? Hopefully, this article will shed some light on these questions.

<http://prensa.lacnic.net/news/en/feb2014_en/understanding-the-iana-stewardship-transition-and-enhancing-icanns-accountability>

 

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- ICANN

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gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) Charter Amendments

Purpose (Brief): In March 2015, the gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) of the GNSO submitted a set of Charter revisions to the Staff for processing in compliance with Phase I of the Process For Amending GNSO Stakeholder Group and Constituency Charters.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-08-en>

 

ICA to ICANN: We’ll “Vigorously Oppose” Changing URS to Facilitate RDNH by Philip Corwin

On Thursday, April 30th ICA filed a comment letter with ICANN regarding the “Draft Report: Rights Protection Mechanisms Review” published earlier this year. This preliminary report paves the way for a more extensive issues report on the new gTLD RPMs that will be delivered to the GNSO Council this fall.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/no-rdnh-via-urs/>

 

The gulf of Tonkin: ICANN board responds to monopoly allegations by Milton Mueller

Our last blog post raised a significant amount of concern among people involved in the IANA stewardship transition. (This includes members of U.S. Congressional committees tracking the process.) A member of the ICANN board has responded to these concerns, but his response does not quell the controversy.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/05/07/the-gulf-of-tonkin-icann-board-responds-to-monopoly-allegations/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Kommen bald auch Second Level Domains unter .au

Die australische Domain-Verwaltung auDA denkt darüber nach, die Registrierung von .au-Domains direkt auf Ebene der Second Level Domain freizugeben.

<http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-kommen-bald-auch-second-level-domains-unter-au-64514.html>

 

.Club turns 1 and these 17 registrars are selling domains for $1

.Club is celebrating the one year anniversary of its general availability. As part of the celebration, 17 registrars are offering .Club domain names for about a dollar today only.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/club-turns-1-and-these-17-registrars-are-selling-domains-for-1/>

 

club: Celebrating Our First Birthday!

One year ago today .CLUB went live! It has been a great and busy year and we have many accomplishments to be proud of. That said, we could not have done it without all of our supporters: our registrar partners, our investors, our friends and families, and most of all, our registrants – the individuals and businesses who have registered a great .CLUB domain name. We share our birthday celebration with you all!

<http://nic.club/celebrating-our-first-birthday/>

 

JPNIC and JPRS publish "History of Internet Resources Management in Japan - Focusing on Domain Name and IP Address"

JPNIC and JPRS today release the English website "History of Internet Resource Management in Japan - Focusing on Domain Names and IP Addresses" to help people all around the world know more about the development of the Internet in Japan since its emergence.

<http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2015/150507.html>

<https://www.nic.ad.jp/en/topics/2015/20150507-01.html>

 

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Businesses call on regulators to stop .sucks “extortion”

ICANN’s Business Constituency wants US and Canadian regulators to intervene to prevent Vox Populi Registry, which runs .sucks, “extorting” businesses with its high sunrise fees.

<http://domainincite.com/18503-businesses-call-on-regulators-to-stop-sucks-extortion>

 

Has .sucks abandoned its Sunrise Premium program?

Vox Populi Registry has done away with the “Sunrise Premium” part of its .sucks launch strategy, if only in name.

<http://domainincite.com/18504-has-sucks-abandoned-its-sunrise-premium-program>

 

.sucks and ICANN not invited to Congressional hearing on .sucks and ICANN

The witness list in next week’s US Congressional hearing into .sucks and ICANN accountability does not feature .sucks or ICANN.

<http://domainincite.com/18500-sucks-and-icann-not-invited-to-congressional-hearing-on-sucks-and-icann>

 

Why won’t the new TLDs take off in Sweden?

In April of last year, I wrote about the somewhat lukewarm interest for the new TLDs in Sweden. It has now been a year since then and I can note that interest is no longer lukewarm; instead, it’s ice-cold!

<https://www.iis.se/english/blog/why-wont-the-new-top-level-domains-take-off-in-sweden/>

 

Donuts New gTLD Growth and Analysis (Second Report)

In our second report of the year, Donuts provides analysis of on the growth and usage of new web addresses, and thoughtful commentary on industry-relevant issues.

<http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/donuts-new-gtld-growth-and-analysis-second-report>

 

It sucks to be a brand

The .sucks domain has caused controversy among some brand owners due to its pricing structure, but the registry maintains it has done nothing wrong. TBO finds out more.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/it-sucks-to-be-a-brand>

 

Dot What? The surprisingly interesting history of the Internet domain system.

On a daily basis, you probably type dozens of URLs into your browser to get the websites where you read the news, check your email, access your bank records, and shop online. But chances are you don’t know much about the complex, decentralized naming and numbering system that makes it all work behind the scenes—or the worldwide discussion about who should be responsible for overseeing this system when the U.S. government gives up that role at the end of 2015.

<http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/05/icann_transition_the_interesting_history_of_the_internet_domain_name_system.html>

 

Twenty UK charities sign up for .ngo domain name

Charities and NGOs around the world can apply for a website with the .ngo domain name, and a number of UK charities have already signed up in the limited registration period.

<http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/twenty-uk-charities-sign-ngo-domain-name/communications/article/1346207>

 

Unmet Fundamental Requisites for a Successful gTLDs Program by Alex Tajirian

New pioneering ideas are not always welcomed or requested by consumers... Henry Ford didn't wait until people wanted a mass-market car. Citibank didn't wait until they wanted ATMs, and Jeff Bezos didn't wait until they decided to shop on their computers. But the three innovators did more than follow a vision. Before they made their respective leaps, they pondered what people did want. They asked themselves some hard questions.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150507_unmet_fundamental_requisites_for_a_successful_gtlds_program/>

 

This week’s new TLDs (retroactive edition)

It’s been a busy week and I missed doing my weekly new TLD preview. A number of interesting domain names launched this week, so I’ll recap what came out and how they did.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/this-weeks-new-tlds-retroactive-edition/>

 

Tucows gets $1.5 million for marketing .Online domain name

Tucows’ withdraw from a partnership to run the .Online registry has resulted in a $1.5 million gain for the company in return for lending marketing support to the new TLD for three years.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/08/tucows-gets-1-5-million-for-marketing-online-domain-name/>

 

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Upcoming event: Conference on Cyber-related Research & Development

On 9 June 2015 Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) will host a conference on cyber R&D at its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. This conference brings together digital forensic experts from law enforcement services of the EU Member States and accredited representatives of EU industry, academia and research centres. The aim is to facilitate the initiation of joint R&D projects that deliver state-of-the-art digital analysis tools and products that will support the forensic investigations of tomorrow.

<https://www.europol.europa.eu/latest_news/upcoming-event-conference-cyber-related-research-development>

 

Russia and China Pledge Not to Hack Each Other

If the U.S. intelligence community believes that Russia poses a greater cyber spying threat than China, what will it make of this?

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/08/russia-china-pledge-to-not-hack-each-other/>

 

eu: High-level Cybersecurity Conference

This event, organised by the European Commission, in cooperation with the European External Action Service, will be devoted to trust and security in the digital world. Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will open the conference.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/high-level-cybersecurity-conference-agenda>

 

Cyber-extortion threat: NZ organisations warned not to pay up

New Zealand organisations are being warned not to give in to cyber-extortion threats.

<http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/cyber-extortion-threat-nz-organisations-warned-not-pay-ck-172371>

 

Protect your network with DNS Firewall

If you run your own mail server, you will quickly find out that 90% of the e-mails you receive are spam. The solution to this problem is e-mail filtering, which rejects or deletes unwanted spam.

<http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/05/07/protect-your-network-with-dns-firewall/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Tucows reports continued growth as mobile services boom

Tucows reported continued revenue growth in an earnings release after the market closed today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/tucows-reports-continued-growth-as-mobile-services-boom/>

 

Rightside posts profit, gets $7.2 million from withdrawing new TLDs

Rightside posts profit and gets big haul from withdrawing new TLD applications.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/rightside-posts-profit-gets-7-2-million-from-withdrawing-new-tlds/>

 

Rightside Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Rightside Group, Ltd. ... announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. "We had a strong start to the year with double digit revenue growth, over half of which was driven by new gTLD registrations. Additionally, we now have 35 gTLDs in 'general availability' and anticipate at least 4 more to launch in 2015," said Chief Executive Officer Taryn Naidu.

<http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=911831>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2015

Datapipe had the most reliable hosting company website in April, responding successfully to all of Netcraft's requests; Datapipe has now featured in the top ten for eight consecutive months, and has maintained 100% uptime over the last nine years.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/06/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-2015.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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3-Letter .Coms Continue Reign Taking 3 of the Top 5 Spots on This Week's Domain Sales Chart

I know this is starting to sound like a broken record but 3-letter .coms continue to rock the house. A week after PPP.com topped the chart at $290,000, PAX.com heads this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart after Sedo's Dave Evanson brokered a $200,000 sale of that domain.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150506.htm>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: Cyberhate: the new digital divide? Have you experienced rape threats or other hostility online?

Women over the age of 18 are invited to take part in a new Australian study at the University of New South Wales addressing rape threats and other hostility directed at women online. Cyberhate: the new digital divide? is investigating the types of hostility women experience online, and how women feel about and respond to these experiences. It will investigate whether this type of cyberhate has an impact on the way women participate on the internet and on social media platforms.

<http://www.cyberhateproject.unsw.edu.au/cyberhate-new-digital-divide>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Dallas Buyers Club court case ruling could deter ISPs from fighting similar cases in future, lawyers say

Copyright lawyers are warning that the latest ruling in the Dallas Buyers Club judgement could have a "chilling effect" on future cases.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-07/latest-dallas-buyers-club-court-ruling-chilling-lawyers-say/6452728>

 

au: 10 injunctions per year under new anti-piracy law, govt says

The government believes there will be around 10 injunctions every year to force ISPs to block piracy-related websites under a new law designed to combat online copyright infringement.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574632/10-injunctions-per-year-under-new-anti-piracy-law-govt-says/>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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us: N.S.A. Collection of Bulk Call Data Is Ruled Illegal

A federal appeals court in New York ruled on Thursday that the once-secret National Security Agency program that is systematically collecting Americans’ phone records in bulk is illegal. The decision comes as a fight in Congress is intensifying over whether to end and replace the program, or to extend it without changes.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/us/nsa-phone-records-collection-ruled-illegal-by-appeals-court.html>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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Edward Snowden says Australia’s new data retention laws are 'dangerous'

Edward Snowden has called Australia’s new data retention laws “dangerous” and insisted mass surveillance has allowed acts of terror to occur rather than foiled attacks.

<http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/09/edward-snowden-says-australias-new-data-retention-laws-are-dangerous>

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will lead to a global race to the bottom

At a time when economic inequality around the globe continues to widen, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will only make things worse. Unlike what President Obama claims, the agreement will only encourage a race to the bottom, in which a small percentage of people get ridiculously rich while most workers around the globe stay miserably poor. We can’t let that happen.

<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/08/the-trans-pacific-partnership-will-lead-to-a-global-race-to-the-bottom>

 

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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">Safeguarding the Open Internet by Marietje Schaake, a member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/open-internet-agreements-by-marietje-schaake-2015-05"><span>http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/open-internet-agreements-by-marietje-schaake-2015-05</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">US government asks internet community how long it should extend IANA contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/08/us_government_asks_internet_community_how_long_it_should_extend_iana_contract/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/08/us_government_asks_internet_community_how_long_it_should_extend_iana_contract/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICA to ICANN: We&rsquo;ll &ldquo;Vigorously Oppose&rdquo; Changing URS to Facilitate RDNH by Philip Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/no-rdnh-via-urs/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/no-rdnh-via-urs/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kommen bald auch Second Level Domains unter .au<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-kommen-bald-auch-second-level-domains-unter-au-64514.html"><span>http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-kommen-bald-auch-second-level-domains-unter-au-64514.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">Businesses call on regulators to stop .sucks &ldquo;extortion&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18503-businesses-call-on-regulators-to-stop-sucks-extortion"><span>http://domainincite.com/18503-businesses-call-on-regulators-to-stop-sucks-extortion</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Has .sucks abandoned its Sunrise Premium program?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18504-has-sucks-abandoned-its-sunrise-premium-program"><span>http://domainincite.com/18504-has-sucks-abandoned-its-sunrise-premium-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"><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">Safeguarding the Open Internet by Marietje Schaake, a member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Proposals regarding Internet governance are bound to generate serious friction. The online world, after all, has provided enormous opportunities to billions of denizens, largely because it has never been governed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/open-internet-agreements-by-marietje-schaake-2015-05"><span>http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/open-internet-agreements-by-marietje-schaake-2015-05</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">US government asks internet community how long it should extend IANA contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US government has asked the internet community how long they think it will take to decide on and implement changes to the top level of the internet, and so how long it will need to extend the current IANA contract.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/08/us_government_asks_internet_community_how_long_it_should_extend_iana_contract/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/08/us_government_asks_internet_community_how_long_it_should_extend_iana_contract/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Joint Regional ccTLD Organisations (ROs) statement following the I* London meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week the I* organisations met in London to discuss several issues, one of which was the IANA Stewardship Transition (IST) process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/cctld/05-07-2015/4169/ros-statement-following-i-star-london"><span>https://centr.org/news/cctld/05-07-2015/4169/ros-statement-following-i-star-london</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://aptld.org/system/files/joint_regional_cctld_organisations_ros_statement.pdf"><span>http://aptld.org/system/files/joint_regional_cctld_organisations_ros_statement.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">Understanding the IANA Stewardship Transition and enhancing ICANN&rsquo;s accountability by Daniel Fink, ICANN Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Brazil</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">March 14th will be remembered as &ldquo;ground zero&rdquo; of a challenging journey for the multistakeholder model. It was the date chosen by the United States government to announce its intention to transfer stewardship of the IANA functions. But what is the IANA? Who participates in the process? What exactly does it involve? Hopefully, this article will shed some light on these questions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://prensa.lacnic.net/news/en/feb2014_en/understanding-the-iana-stewardship-transition-and-enhancing-icanns-accountability"><span>http://prensa.lacnic.net/news/en/feb2014_en/understanding-the-iana-stewardship-transition-and-enhancing-icanns-accountability</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">gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) Charter Amendments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): In March 2015, the gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) of the GNSO submitted a set of Charter revisions to the Staff for processing in compliance with Phase I of the Process For Amending GNSO Stakeholder Group and Constituency Charters.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICA to ICANN: We&rsquo;ll &ldquo;Vigorously Oppose&rdquo; Changing URS to Facilitate RDNH by Philip Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Thursday, April 30th ICA filed a comment letter with ICANN regarding the &ldquo;Draft Report: Rights Protection Mechanisms Review&rdquo; published earlier this year. This preliminary report paves the way for a more extensive issues report on the new gTLD RPMs that will be delivered to the GNSO Council this fall. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/no-rdnh-via-urs/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/no-rdnh-via-urs/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The gulf of Tonkin: ICANN board responds to monopoly allegations by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Our last blog post raised a significant amount of concern among people involved in the IANA stewardship transition. (This includes members of U.S. Congressional committees tracking the process.) A member of the ICANN board has responded to these concerns, but his response does not quell the controversy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/05/07/the-gulf-of-tonkin-icann-board-responds-to-monopoly-allegations/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/05/07/the-gulf-of-tonkin-icann-board-responds-to-monopoly-allegations/</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">Kommen bald auch Second Level Domains unter .au<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Die australische Domain-Verwaltung auDA denkt dar&uuml;ber nach, die Registrierung von .au-Domains direkt auf Ebene der Second Level Domain freizugeben.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-kommen-bald-auch-second-level-domains-unter-au-64514.html"><span>http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-kommen-bald-auch-second-level-domains-unter-au-64514.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">.Club turns 1 and these 17 registrars are selling domains for $1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Club is celebrating the one year anniversary of its general availability. As part of the celebration, 17 registrars are offering .Club domain names for about a dollar today only.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/club-turns-1-and-these-17-registrars-are-selling-domains-for-1/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/club-turns-1-and-these-17-registrars-are-selling-domains-for-1/</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">club: Celebrating Our First Birthday!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One year ago today .CLUB went live! It has been a great and busy year and we have many accomplishments to be proud of. That said, we could not have done it without all of our supporters: our registrar partners, our investors, our friends and families, and most of all, our registrants &ndash; the individuals and businesses who have registered a great .CLUB domain name.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">We share our birthday celebration with you all!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://nic.club/celebrating-our-first-birthday/"><span>http://nic.club/celebrating-our-first-birthday/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">JPNIC and JPRS publish "History of Internet Resources Management in Japan - Focusing on Domain Name and IP Address"<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">JPNIC and JPRS today release the English website "History of Internet Resource Management in Japan - Focusing on Domain Names and IP Addresses" to help people all around the world know more about the development of the Internet in Japan since its emergence.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2015/150507.html"><span>http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2015/150507.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nic.ad.jp/en/topics/2015/20150507-01.html"><span>https://www.nic.ad.jp/en/topics/2015/20150507-01.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"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Businesses call on regulators to stop .sucks &ldquo;extortion&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s Business Constituency wants US and Canadian regulators to intervene to prevent Vox Populi Registry, which runs .sucks, &ldquo;extorting&rdquo; businesses with its high sunrise fees.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18503-businesses-call-on-regulators-to-stop-sucks-extortion"><span>http://domainincite.com/18503-businesses-call-on-regulators-to-stop-sucks-extortion</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Has .sucks abandoned its Sunrise Premium program?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vox Populi Registry has done away with the &ldquo;Sunrise Premium&rdquo; part of its .sucks launch strategy, if only in name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18504-has-sucks-abandoned-its-sunrise-premium-program"><span>http://domainincite.com/18504-has-sucks-abandoned-its-sunrise-premium-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">.sucks and ICANN not invited to Congressional hearing on .sucks and ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The witness list in next week&rsquo;s US Congressional hearing into .sucks and ICANN accountability does not feature .sucks or ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18500-sucks-and-icann-not-invited-to-congressional-hearing-on-sucks-and-icann"><span>http://domainincite.com/18500-sucks-and-icann-not-invited-to-congressional-hearing-on-sucks-and-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">Why won&rsquo;t the new TLDs take off in Sweden?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In April of last year, I wrote about the somewhat lukewarm interest for the new TLDs in Sweden. It has now been a year since then and I can note that interest is no longer lukewarm; instead, it&rsquo;s ice-cold!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/blog/why-wont-the-new-top-level-domains-take-off-in-sweden/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/blog/why-wont-the-new-top-level-domains-take-off-in-sweden/</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 New gTLD Growth and Analysis (Second Report)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In our second report of the year, Donuts provides analysis of on the growth and usage of new web addresses, and thoughtful commentary on industry-relevant issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/donuts-new-gtld-growth-and-analysis-second-report"><span>http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/donuts-new-gtld-growth-and-analysis-second-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">It sucks to be a brand<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .sucks domain has caused controversy among some brand owners due to its pricing structure, but the registry maintains it has done nothing wrong. TBO finds out more.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/it-sucks-to-be-a-brand"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/it-sucks-to-be-a-brand</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 What? The surprisingly interesting history of the Internet domain system.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On a daily basis, you probably type dozens of URLs into your browser to get the websites where you read the news, check your email, access your bank records, and shop online. But chances are you don&rsquo;t know much about the complex, decentralized naming and numbering system that makes it all work behind the scenes&mdash;or the worldwide discussion about who should be responsible for overseeing this system when the U.S. government gives up that role at the end of 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/05/icann_transition_the_interesting_history_of_the_internet_domain_name_system.html"><span>http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/05/icann_transition_the_interesting_history_of_the_internet_domain_name_system.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">Twenty UK charities sign up for .ngo domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Charities and NGOs around the world can apply for a website with the .ngo domain name, and a number of UK charities have already signed up in the limited registration period.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/twenty-uk-charities-sign-ngo-domain-name/communications/article/1346207"><span>http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/twenty-uk-charities-sign-ngo-domain-name/communications/article/1346207</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Unmet Fundamental Requisites for a Successful gTLDs Program by Alex Tajirian<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New pioneering ideas are not always welcomed or requested by consumers... Henry Ford didn't wait until people wanted a mass-market car. Citibank didn't wait until they wanted ATMs, and Jeff Bezos didn't wait until they decided to shop on their computers. But the three innovators did more than follow a vision. Before they made their respective leaps, they pondered what people did want. They asked themselves some hard questions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150507_unmet_fundamental_requisites_for_a_successful_gtlds_program/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150507_unmet_fundamental_requisites_for_a_successful_gtlds_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">This week&rsquo;s new TLDs (retroactive edition)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s been a busy week and I missed doing my weekly new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> preview. A number of interesting domain names launched this week, so I&rsquo;ll recap what came out and how they did.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/this-weeks-new-tlds-retroactive-edition/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/this-weeks-new-tlds-retroactive-edition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tucows gets $1.5 million for marketing .Online domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tucows&rsquo; withdraw from a partnership to run the .Online registry has resulted in a $1.5 million gain for the company in return for lending marketing support to the new TLD for three years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/08/tucows-gets-1-5-million-for-marketing-online-domain-name/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/08/tucows-gets-1-5-million-for-marketing-online-domain-name/</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">Upcoming event: Conference on Cyber-related Research &amp; Development<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 9 June 2015 Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) will host a conference on cyber R&amp;D at its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. This conference brings together digital forensic experts from law enforcement services of the EU Member States and accredited representatives of EU industry, academia and research centres. The aim is to facilitate the initiation of joint R&amp;D projects that deliver state-of-the-art digital analysis tools and products that will support the forensic investigations of tomorrow.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.europol.europa.eu/latest_news/upcoming-event-conference-cyber-related-research-development"><span>https://www.europol.europa.eu/latest_news/upcoming-event-conference-cyber-related-research-development</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia and China Pledge Not to Hack Each Other<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If the U.S. intelligence community believes that Russia poses a greater cyber spying threat than China, what will it make of this?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/08/russia-china-pledge-to-not-hack-each-other/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/08/russia-china-pledge-to-not-hack-each-other/</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">eu: High-level Cybersecurity Conference<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This event, organised by the European Commission, in cooperation with the European External Action Service, will be devoted to trust and security in the digital world. Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will open the conference.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/high-level-cybersecurity-conference-agenda"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/high-level-cybersecurity-conference-agenda</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-extortion threat: NZ organisations warned not to pay up<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand organisations are being warned not to give in to cyber-extortion threats.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/cyber-extortion-threat-nz-organisations-warned-not-pay-ck-172371"><span>http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/cyber-extortion-threat-nz-organisations-warned-not-pay-ck-172371</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Protect your network with DNS Firewall<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you run your own mail server, you will quickly find out that 90% of the e-mails you receive are spam. The solution to this problem is e-mail filtering, which rejects or deletes unwanted spam.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/05/07/protect-your-network-with-dns-firewall/"><span>http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/05/07/protect-your-network-with-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">**********************<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">Tucows reports continued growth as mobile services boom<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tucows reported continued revenue growth in an earnings release after the market closed today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/tucows-reports-continued-growth-as-mobile-services-boom/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/tucows-reports-continued-growth-as-mobile-services-boom/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside posts profit, gets $7.2 million from withdrawing new TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside posts profit and gets big haul from withdrawing new TLD applications.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/rightside-posts-profit-gets-7-2-million-from-withdrawing-new-tlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/rightside-posts-profit-gets-7-2-million-from-withdrawing-new-tlds/</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">Rightside Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside Group, Ltd. ... announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. "We had a strong start to the year with double digit revenue growth, over half of which was driven by new gTLD registrations. Additionally, we now have 35 gTLDs in 'general availability' and anticipate at least 4 more to launch in 2015," said Chief Executive Officer Taryn Naidu.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=911831"><span>http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=911831</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Datapipe had the most reliable hosting company website in April, responding successfully to all of Netcraft's requests; Datapipe has now featured in the top ten for eight consecutive months, and has maintained 100% uptime over the last nine years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/06/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-2015.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/06/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-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">3-Letter .Coms Continue Reign Taking 3 of the Top 5 Spots on This Week's Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I know this is starting to sound like a broken record but 3-letter .coms continue to rock the house. A week after PPP.com topped the chart at $290,000, PAX.com heads this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart after Sedo's Dave Evanson brokered a $200,000 sale of that domain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150506.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150506.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Cyberhate: the new digital divide? Have you experienced rape threats or other hostility online?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Women over the age of 18 are invited to take part in a new Australian study at the University of New South Wales addressing rape threats and other hostility directed at women online. Cyberhate: the new digital divide? is investigating the types of hostility women experience online, and how women feel about and respond to these experiences. It will investigate whether this type of cyberhate has an impact on the way women participate on the internet and on social media platforms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cyberhateproject.unsw.edu.au/cyberhate-new-digital-divide"><span>http://www.cyberhateproject.unsw.edu.au/cyberhate-new-digital-divide</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Dallas Buyers Club court case ruling could deter ISPs from fighting similar cases in future, lawyers say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Copyright lawyers are warning that the latest ruling in the Dallas Buyers Club judgement could have a "chilling effect" on future cases.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-07/latest-dallas-buyers-club-court-ruling-chilling-lawyers-say/6452728"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-07/latest-dallas-buyers-club-court-ruling-chilling-lawyers-say/6452728</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: 10 injunctions per year under new anti-piracy law, govt says</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The government believes there will be around 10 injunctions every year to force ISPs to block piracy-related websites under a new law designed to combat online copyright infringement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574632/10-injunctions-per-year-under-new-anti-piracy-law-govt-says/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574632/10-injunctions-per-year-under-new-anti-piracy-law-govt-says/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">us: N.S.A. Collection of Bulk Call Data Is Ruled Illegal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A federal appeals court in New York ruled on Thursday that the once-secret National Security Agency program that is systematically collecting Americans&rsquo; phone records in bulk is illegal. The decision comes as a fight in Congress is intensifying over whether to end and replace the program, or to extend it without changes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/us/nsa-phone-records-collection-ruled-illegal-by-appeals-court.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/us/nsa-phone-records-collection-ruled-illegal-by-appeals-court.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">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Edward Snowden says Australia&rsquo;s new data retention laws are 'dangerous'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Edward Snowden has called Australia&rsquo;s new data retention laws &ldquo;dangerous&rdquo; and insisted mass surveillance has allowed acts of terror to occur rather than foiled attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/09/edward-snowden-says-australias-new-data-retention-laws-are-dangerous"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/09/edward-snowden-says-australias-new-data-retention-laws-are-dangerous</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 Trans-Pacific Partnership will lead to a global race to the bottom<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At a time when economic inequality around the globe continues to widen, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will only make things worse. Unlike what President Obama claims, the agreement will only encourage a race to the bottom, in which a small percentage of people get ridiculously rich while most workers around the globe stay miserably poor. We can&rsquo;t let that happen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/08/the-trans-pacific-partnership-will-lead-to-a-global-race-to-the-bottom"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/08/the-trans-pacific-partnership-will-lead-to-a-global-race-to-the-bottom</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>
<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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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<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 | 7 May 05:28 2015

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Vint Cerf: U.S. needs to step away from ICANN oversight

<http://fedscoop.com/vint-cerf-u-s-icann-oversight>

 

A Call to the Global ccTLD Community on the IANA Stewardship Transition – Let’s Have Our Voice Heard by Byron Holland

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-call-to-the-global-cctld-community-on-the-iana-stewardship-transition-let-s-have-our-voice-heard-en>

 

Whois privacy reforms incoming

<http://domainincite.com/18487-whois-privacy-reforms-incoming>

 

Adult domain sunrises break records despite trademark counsel “domain fatigue”

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ee8419eb-8a6b-45ec-8dbc-59be616a365f>

 

Vixie Proposes 'Cooling-Off Period' For New Domains To Deter Cybercrime

<http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/vixie-proposes-cooling-off-period-for-new-domains-to-deter-cybercrime/d/d-id/1320310>

 

Vint Cerf tells Internet users to ask ISPs for IPv6

<http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/telecoms-and-nbn/67944-video-vint-cerf-tells-internet-users-to-ask-isps-for-ipv6>

 

 

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Future of the Internet

Vint Cerf, also known as a co-founder of the Internet, spoke on the future of the Web. He addressed the importance of adopting new technologies to ensure Internet security. Other topics included Internet policy, “net neutrality,” and encryption technology. Following his prepared remarks he answered written questions from audience members.

<http://www.c-span.org/video/?325750-1/google-vice-president-vint-cerf-future-internet>

 

Vint Cerf: U.S. needs to step away from ICANN oversight

Vint Cerf, widely regarded as one of the "fathers of the Internet," said it's time for the United States to relinquish oversight of ICANN, allowing a global multistakeholder group to take over management responsibilities.

<http://fedscoop.com/vint-cerf-u-s-icann-oversight>

 

Internet governance: What if the sky really is falling?

There is nothing, I have observed, that makes readers’ eyes glaze over quite like a discussion of “Internet governance.” It is entirely understandable; there has been a fair bit of hand-waving and even hand-wringing, about Internet governance over the past couple of decades – I have been among the guilty on this – and nothing much ever actually happens; governance talk turns out to be just that – talk – while the Internet seems to purr along quite well from one day to the next, with no more “governance” than it seemed to have ten or twenty years ago, thank you very much.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/05/04/internet-governance-what-if-the-sky-really-is-falling/>

 

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A Call to the Global ccTLD Community on the IANA Stewardship Transition – Let’s Have Our Voice Heard by Byron Holland

On April 22, the working group responsible for developing a proposal for a system to replace the role the United States Government currently has with IANA published its second – and likely final – draft proposal for public comment. With the withdrawal of the U.S. Government, the development of the Internet has reached a critical juncture. I believe that input from the global ccTLD managers is critical to ensuring our community's unique needs are reflected in the final proposal.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-call-to-the-global-cctld-community-on-the-iana-stewardship-transition-let-s-have-our-voice-heard-en>

 

IDN ccTLD Request from Greece Successfully Passes String Evaluation

ICANN is pleased to announce the successful evaluation of the proposed IDN ccTLD string for Greece.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-04-en>

 

WEBINAR: Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability): Presentation on the Draft Report for Public Comment

The Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability was established to initiate a related process to the IANA Stewardship Transition process to ensure that ICANN's accountability and transparency commitments to the global Internet community are maintained and enhanced in the absence of its historical contractual relationship with the U.S. Government.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-04-en>

 

ICANN Holds Calls with Community on Public Comments Submitted on the Draft FY16 Operating Plan and Budget

ICANN will be holding community calls during which the comments submitted on the Draft FY16 Operating Plan and Budget will be presented by the submitters to ICANN Staff, in order to enhance the understanding of the comments, and thus supporting an improved response quality.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-05-en>

 

GNSO Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group Initial Report

Purpose (Brief): This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain community input on the Initial Report from the GNSO's Policy Development Process Working Group on issues relating to the accreditation of privacy and proxy service providers.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-05-en>

 

The Internet – a key to growth and job revival in Europe

What is keeping Spain and Italy from fully exploiting the potential of the Internet economy? At a time when both countries are striving to re-ignite their economic engines, the Internet could be the key to a growth and jobs revival – but how do we get there?

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-internet-a-key-to-growth-and-job-revival-in-europe>

 

Meet The NextGen <at> ICANN 53 Buenos Aires Members

ICANN's Development and Public Responsibility Department (DPRD) is pleased to announce the newest group of admitted members to the popular NextGen <at> ICANN program. Started less than a year ago, this program has grown and become one of the most exciting opportunities for members of the next generation of Internet users to get involved with ICANN and the global Internet community.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/meet-the-nextgen-icann-53-buenos-aires-members>

 

Letter from American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) to ICANN

New gTLD application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ascap-to-icann-24apr15-en.pdf>

 

The Caribbean spirit – our awareness efforts in Saint Lucia

It is always a pleasure to come to the Caribbean; not only because of the beautiful natural landscape and incredible food but also (and above all) because of its people. The culture and language may be different but yet you feel home. They have this unique hospitality and continuous appreciation for each of the many visitors that come to their countries. That Caribbean spirit permeated and manifested itself in all our activities this week.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-caribbean-spirit-our-awareness-efforts-in-saint-lucia>

 

A Community Message from Fadi Chehadé

Following the posting of draft proposals for public comment by Cross Community Working Groups on the IANA Stewardship Transition (CWG-Stewardship) and on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability), ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé reflects on these accomplishments and gives his view of the road ahead.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMusmAcQpu0>

 

ICANN Board Member and Former GAC Chair to Give Evidence in .Africa Case by Michele Neylon

The controversy over the competing .africa TLD applications has been going on for some time. A recent decision by the International Centre For Dispute Resolution (ICDR) said that ICANN had breached its own by-laws and has questioned why ICANN won't allow a current board member and the former GAC Chair to speak to them and provide evidence. A letter that was published on the ICANN site yesterday suggests that ICANN may have changed their tune.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2015/05/05/icann-board-member-and-former-gac-chair-to-give-evidence-in-africa-case/>

 

Don’t be afraid of ICANN's Intellectual Property Constituency

If you would like to join ICANN’s nearly 400-member Intellectual Property Constituency but are concerned that it might be too technical or that you will be overwhelmed by material then Gregory Shatan of Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, President of the IPC is keen to reassure you.

<http://www.managingip.com/Article/3450483/Managing-Trade-marks-Archive/Dont-be-afraid-of-ICANNs-Intellectual-Property-Constituency.html>

 

Whois privacy reforms incoming

Whois privacy services will become regulated by ICANN under proposals published today, but there’s a big disagreement about whether all companies should be allowed to use them.

<http://domainincite.com/18487-whois-privacy-reforms-incoming>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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.Club domain names by the numbers

.Club celebrates the first anniversary of its general availability tomorrow. The TLD has eclipsed 200,000 domain names, making it one of the most-registered new TLDs.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/06/club-domain-names-by-the-numbers/>

 

de Is Everywhere – The Homes of .de Domains: DENIC domain map 2014: The regional distribution of .de domains in Germany

In every district and every city of Germany, you find .de domains. They are literally everywhere. The re-gional domain statistics 2014 published by DENIC, the registry for .de domains, map their distribution in detail. As at 31 December 2014, about 14.6 million .de domains were registered in 402 cities and districts of Germany. Adding to these numbers are more than one million domains of holders whose place of resi-dence is abroad. In total, about 15.8 million .de domains were registered at the end of 2014. Domain de-velopment in 2014 was slightly slower than in the preceding years and confirmed the East-West divide of .de domain distribution.

<http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/press-releases/press/4021.html>

 

.Com domain name winners and losers

ICANN just published the most recent .com transactions report, reflecting registrar results for .com from January.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/05/com-domain-name-winners-and-losers/>

 

Berlin Still Number One For .DE, While Osnabruck Leads On Per Capita Basis

Berlin is the city with easily the most .de domain names registered in Germany. As of 31 December 2014 there were 955,484 registered out of a total of 14.6 million. And a further one million domains are registered outside Germany.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23760>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/05/berlin-number-one-for-de/>

 

Public Interest Registry Launches OnGood for NGOs to Increase Awareness Online

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) has officially launched its OnGood community website on Wednesday, making it generally available to international non-governmental organizations who register for .NGO and .ONG domain names.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/public-interest-registry-launches-ongood-for-ngos-to-increase-awareness-online>

 

NiRA Opens .Ng Domain Name under ‘i.ng’ Zone – Udeagu

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has added a new boost to the cyberspace with the registration of new domain names under the ‘.i.ng’ zone.

<http://dailytimes.com.ng/nira-opens-ng-domain-name-under-i-ng-zone-udeagu/>

 

InternetNZ announces new funding for internet research

InternetNZ has today announced the recipients of its latest Community Grants funding round, focused on internet research.

<http://bizedge.co.nz/story/internetnz-announces-new-funding-internet-research/>

 

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Congress to put .sucks on trial

The US Congress is to hold a hearing to look into the .sucks gTLD and ICANN accountability.

<http://domainincite.com/18495-congress-to-put-sucks-on-trial>

 

Adult domain sunrises break records despite trademark counsel “domain fatigue”

After a record-breaking double sunrise period for its ‘.adult’ and ‘.porn’ gTLD strings, ICM Registry has announced it is expanding its programme for trademark owners by allowing sunrise B applicants access to its domain matching programme. The move comes at a time when, according to ICM Registry’s legal counsel, trademark counsel are clearly suffering from “domain fatigue”.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ee8419eb-8a6b-45ec-8dbc-59be616a365f>

 

As ‘.sucks’ goes on marketing offensive, counsel are urged to engage on new gTLDs

One talking point at this year’s INTA Annual meeting has been the marketing offensive launched by ‘.sucks’. During the conference it has been hard to ignore the mobile billboard driving around with ‘inta.sucks’ emblazoned on its side, or to avoid having ‘.sucks’ branded condoms pressed into your hands. We have also heard rumours that more marketing activities are planned.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=530f2469-40a7-4738-97a3-5efe9685f60e>

 

URS, Trademark Clearinghouse Flaws Called Out in Responses to ICANN TM Rights Report

Rights protection mechanisms (RPM) designed to protect trademark owners in the new gTLD program have seen limited participation due in part to their inherent weaknesses, comments on an ICANN draft report suggest.

<http://www.bna.com/urs-trademark-clearinghouse-n17179926139/>

 

J. Scott Evans: the early riser

INTA’s president for 2015, J. Scott Evans, has some clear aims for his tenure and some strong opinions on a range of trademark issues. WIPR found out more. ... On a less positive note, however, Evans reveals his worries about the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), a group of government members that advises ICANN, an organisation INTA has worked with for a long time.

<http://www.worldipreview.com/article/inta-interview-the-early-riser>

 

Most ICANN new gTLD breaches were over a year ago

Almost three quarters of the security breaches logged against ICANN’s new gTLD portal occurred over a three-month period in early 2014, DI can reveal.

<http://domainincite.com/18483-most-icann-new-gtld-breaches-were-over-a-year-ago>

 

New TLDs (.XYZ?) boost Web.com’s bookings

Many in the domain name community blasted Web.com and .xyz for the hundreds of thousands of free domain names Web.com gave away last year through Network Solutions. Was it, perhaps, a brilliant business move?

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/04/new-tlds-xyz-boost-web-coms-bookings/>

 

.porn and .adult sunrises net around 8,000 sales

The sunrise periods for .porn and .adult netted just shy of 4,000 domains per TLD, according to ICM Registry.

<http://domainincite.com/18479-porn-and-adult-sunrises-net-around-8000-sales>

 

No Trouble Finding Celebrities on .porn Sunrise Registration List

Scores of celebrities, cartoon characters and brand names decided to register new .porn gTLD domain names in the recently concluded sunrise period.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=194123>

 

“Naked aggression” or genius? .sucks trolls trademark event

.sucks registry Vox Populi has annoyed intellectual property interests by trolling a trademark conference with a .sucks mobile billboard.

<http://domainincite.com/18474-naked-aggression-or-genius-sucks-trolls-trademark-event>

 

Rightside Adds 3 New TLDs to Its Portfolio

Rightside ... has added three new TLDs: .FAMILY, .STUDIO, and .LIVE for users looking for more descriptive and memorable alternatives to .com.

<http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=910793>

 

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SECURITY

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Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf argued Monday that more users should encrypt their data, and that the encryption back doors the U.S. FBI and other law enforcement agencies are asking for will weaken online security.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574170/cerf-thinks-encryption-back-doors-would-super-risky/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/574170/cerf-thinks-encryption-back-doors-would-super-risky/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Running for President? Better Name Your Website Domain Early

A message to anyone considering a political campaign: buy your domain names. Every possible one. And do so early. The latest example of a candidate who did not secure a website URL: Carly Fiorina, whose failure to register carlyfiorina.org allowed a group to use that Web address to host a site critical of her tenure at Hewlett-Packard on the day she announced her candidacy.

<http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/05/04/running-for-president-register-your-domain-names-early/>

 

US Presidential Candidate Really Should Have Remembered To Register Her Domain Name

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina just announced that she’s running for US President, gunning for the GOP presidential bid along with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. But it looks like she forgot to register her domain names before jumping into the political arena. Whoops.

<http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/05/us-presidential-candidate-really-should-have-remembered-to-register-her-domain-name/>

 

Vixie Proposes 'Cooling-Off Period' For New Domains To Deter Cybercrime

There's no legitimate reason for a new Internet domain name to be registered and go live in less than a minute, Internet pioneer Paul Vixie. "My challenge: Come up with a non-criminal reason you might need that" speed of setting up a new domain name, he says.

<http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/vixie-proposes-cooling-off-period-for-new-domains-to-deter-cybercrime/d/d-id/1320310>

 

us: $100,000 for a website domain name? Rand Paul pays up

A tip for people thinking of running for president: Get the rights to your name on the Internet early; failure to do so just cost Sen. Rand Paul $100,000.

<http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-rand-paul-domain-name-20150506-story.html>

 

us: Rand Paul paid $100,000 for his domain. What other domains cost that much?

In his first day on the 2016 campaign trail, Rand Paul raised just less than $1 million -- meaning that he only spent a little more than two hours worth of said fundraising on RandPaul.com. For you see, the National Journal reports that Paul's team laid out $100,980 to buy the domain from the people who'd owned it for years.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/05/06/rand-paul-paid-100000-for-his-domain-what-other-domains-cost-that-much/>

 

us: Rand Paul Apparently Paid $100,000 for RandPaul.com

Days before Paul launched his bid for president, his campaign shelled out more than $100,000 to a domain-buying firm to purchase a "domain name." Soon after, RandPaul.com, which had previously been a pro-Paul site run by his fans, emerged as the official portal for the campaign.

<http://www.nationaljournal.com/2016-elections/rand-paul-apparently-paid-100-000-for-randpaul-com-20150506>

 

Trolling in the name of Republicans: website squatters beat candidates to the punch

A popular website for the former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina went live on Monday morning, as she announced her candidacy for president.

<http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/04/republicans-carly-fiorina-website-squatters>

 

Ted Cruz 2016? Try 2032

Please welcome the president of the future. With Tuesday's addition of Mike Huckabee, the Republican presidential field for 2016 seems to be shaping up. But speculators have been busy for years trying to guess which candidates will be throwing their hats into the ring for 2020 and even into the 2030s.

<http://www.cnbc.com/id/102650699>

 

Dot-brand gTLD guilty of domain name hijacking

Fashion retailer Mango, which owns its own dot-brand gTLD, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking after allegedly doctoring evidence in a .uk cybersquatting case.

<http://domainincite.com/18493-dot-brand-gtld-guilty-of-domain-name-hijacking>

 

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Get ready to wait in line for more IPv4 addresses

For some time now, we've been writing about how IPv4 addresses are running out. Very soon, ARIN, which distributes IP addresses in North America, will have to say "no" to a member requesting IPv4 addresses, even though they qualify for getting them.

<http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/05/get-ready-to-wait-in-line-for-more-ipv4-addresses/>

 

Vint Cerf tells Internet users to ask ISPs for IPv6

At the US National Press Club, ‘Father of the Internet’ Vint Cerf and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google talks IPv6 for ‘Internet of Things' and more.

<http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/telecoms-and-nbn/67944-video-vint-cerf-tells-internet-users-to-ask-isps-for-ipv6>

 

'Internet of Things' demands more Web addresses, Internet founder says

An explosion in the number of devices that needed Internet protocol addresses as part of the "Internet of Things" has created a slower Internet for some users and a series of website problems, online pioneer Vint Cerf said Monday.

<http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/05/04/vint-cerf-internet-of-things-needs-more-sites/26890517/>

 

IPv4 – Beyond Exhaustion: The Real Market for IPv4 Addresses

Dire predictions about IPv4 address exhaustion have been made. Yes, it is true most IPv4 addresses have been allocated, but did you know that 800 million to 1 billion of the IPv4 addresses allocated are not in use?

<http://telecomreseller.com/2015/05/05/ipv4-beyond-exhaustion-the-real-market-for-ipv4-addresses/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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INTA 2015: Trademark Practitioners Must Redefine Their Role in Branding

The 137th International Trademark Association (INTA) annual meeting just wrapped up in San Diego, and by all accounts, it was the biggest ever—with nearly 10,000 trademark practitioners from more than 150 countries in attendance. ... A major talking point this year was the marketing tactics of the .sucks gTLD: a mobile billboard bearing the words “inta.sucks”; a large screen displaying well-known brands followed by the “.sucks” suffix; and even “.sucks” condoms being handed out in the name of brand protection (possibly).

<http://brandchannel.com/2015/05/06/inta-trademark-brand-050615/>

 

People wasting money on Princess Charlotte Domain Names

People register domain names whenever a celebrity baby is born, and the news of the latest British royal baby is Princess Charlotte is no exception.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/04/people-wasting-money-on-princess-charlotte-domain-names/>

 

An Overview On The Domain Names Sector

About Domain Names: Domain names are unique names that identify websites. When you access a website, the domain name is dynamically translated to an IP address by a service called the DNS. Ensuring the security and stability of the DNS is among the key responsibilities of ICANN.

<http://seekingalpha.com/article/3136836-an-overview-on-the-domain-names-sector>

 

Verisign wants patent for “Searchable Web Whois”

Verisign has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a “searchable web whois”. The application was filed in 2012 and just published today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/05/verisign-wants-patent-for-searchable-web-whois/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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The value of short domain names with Andrew Rosener – DNW Podcast #31

Andrew Rosener, founder of domain name brokerage Media Options, discusses the rapid price appreciation of short domain names including 2 and 3-character domains (and even longer). Why are they shooting up in value? How much are they worth?

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/04/the-value-of-short-domain-names-with-andrew-rosener-dnw-podcast-31/>

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Dallas Buyers Club: Federal Court orders internet service providers pay 75pc of film owner's legal costs

The Federal Court has ordered a group of internet service providers, including iiNet, to pay 75 per cent of the legal costs relating to the Dallas Buyers Club copyright case.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-06/federal-court-orders-isps-pay-dallas-buyers-club-legal-costs/6449670>

 

iiNet infringers a step closer to Dallas Buyers Club notices

iiNet users who illegally downloaded Hollywood blockbuster Dallas Buyers Club are a step closer to receiving a letter for infringing copyright.

<http://www.afr.com/technology/iinet-infringers-a-step-closer-to-dallas-buyers-club-notices-20150506-ggvg8p>

 

iiNet dealt another blow in Dallas Buyers Club piracy case

iiNet and a group of other Australian internet service providers have been ordered to pay 75 per cent of Dallas Buyers Club's owners' legal costs after failing to convince a judge to not hand over the identities of pirates alleged to have shared the studio's film online.

<http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/iinet-dealt-another-blow-in-dallas-buyers-club-piracy-case-20150506-ggvg5o.html>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Fairfax v. Telstra: Metadata Ruling Adds Confusion to Australia's Privacy Laws

An Australian journalist has won the right to obtain his metadata from telco provider Telstra, creating an increasingly murky definition of what constitutes private information.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2407002/fairfax-v-telstra-metadata-ruling-adds-confusion-to-australias-privacy-laws>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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au: NSW Privacy Commissioner calls for mandatory data breach notification

NSW Privacy Commissioner Doctor Elizabeth Coombs has called for amendments to be made to the Privacy and Personal Information Protection (PIPP) Act from 1998 to bring it in line with 21st Century privacy concerns.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574316/nsw-privacy-commissioner-calls-mandatory-data-breach-notification/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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Australia lagging behind in digital maturity due to slow internet speeds; lack of infrastructure, report finds

Australia lags behind other countries in digital maturity and is at significant risk of falling further behind without government commitment and investment to develop Australia into a truly digital economy, a new report released today has found.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-04/australia-lagging-behind-in-digital-maturity-report-finds/6442580>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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au: Labor proposes adopting two-stage NBN policy

In its draft national platform, Labor has said it will need to complete the National Broadband Network (NBN) in two stages, rather than immediately returning to its original fibre-to-the-premises rollout.

<http://www.zdnet.com/article/labor-proposes-adopting-two-stage-nbn-policy/>

 

 

 

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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"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf: U.S. needs to step away from ICANN oversight<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://fedscoop.com/vint-cerf-u-s-icann-oversight"><span>http://fedscoop.com/vint-cerf-u-s-icann-oversight</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Call to the Global ccTLD Community on the IANA Stewardship Transition &ndash; Let&rsquo;s Have Our Voice Heard</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Byron Holland</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-call-to-the-global-cctld-community-on-the-iana-stewardship-transition-let-s-have-our-voice-heard-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-call-to-the-global-cctld-community-on-the-iana-stewardship-transition-let-s-have-our-voice-heard-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Whois privacy reforms incoming<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18487-whois-privacy-reforms-incoming"><span>http://domainincite.com/18487-whois-privacy-reforms-incoming</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Adult domain sunrises break records despite trademark counsel &ldquo;domain fatigue&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ee8419eb-8a6b-45ec-8dbc-59be616a365f"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ee8419eb-8a6b-45ec-8dbc-59be616a365f</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vixie Proposes 'Cooling-Off Period' For New Domains To Deter Cybercrime<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/vixie-proposes-cooling-off-period-for-new-domains-to-deter-cybercrime/d/d-id/1320310"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/vixie-proposes-cooling-off-period-for-new-domains-to-deter-cybercrime/d/d-id/1320310</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf tells Internet users to ask ISPs for IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/telecoms-and-nbn/67944-video-vint-cerf-tells-internet-users-to-ask-isps-for-ipv6"><span>http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/telecoms-and-nbn/67944-video-vint-cerf-tells-internet-users-to-ask-isps-for-ipv6</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Future of the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf, also known as a co-founder of the Internet, spoke on the future of the Web. He addressed the importance of adopting new technologies to ensure Internet security. Other topics included Internet policy, &ldquo;net neutrality,&rdquo; and encryption technology. Following his prepared remarks he answered written questions from audience members.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.c-span.org/video/?325750-1/google-vice-president-vint-cerf-future-internet"><span>http://www.c-span.org/video/?325750-1/google-vice-president-vint-cerf-future-internet</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf: U.S. needs to step away from ICANN oversight<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf, widely regarded as one of the "fathers of the Internet," said it's time for the United States to relinquish oversight of ICANN, allowing a global multistakeholder group to take over management responsibilities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://fedscoop.com/vint-cerf-u-s-icann-oversight"><span>http://fedscoop.com/vint-cerf-u-s-icann-oversight</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet governance: What if the sky really is falling?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There is nothing, I have observed, that makes readers&rsquo; eyes glaze over quite like a discussion of &ldquo;Internet governance.&rdquo; It is entirely understandable; there has been a fair bit of hand-waving and even hand-wringing, about Internet governance over the past couple of decades &ndash; I have been among the guilty on this &ndash; and nothing much ever actually happens; governance talk turns out to be just that &ndash; talk &ndash; while the Internet seems to purr along quite well from one day to the next, with no more &ldquo;governance&rdquo; than it seemed to have ten or twenty years ago, thank you very much.<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 Call to the Global ccTLD Community on the IANA Stewardship Transition &ndash; Let&rsquo;s Have Our Voice Heard</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Byron Holland</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On April 22, the working group responsible for developing a proposal for a system to replace the role the United States Government currently has with IANA published its second &ndash; and likely final &ndash; draft proposal for public comment. With the withdrawal of the U.S. Government, the development of the Internet has reached a critical juncture. I believe that input from the global ccTLD managers is critical to ensuring our community's unique needs are reflected in the final proposal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-call-to-the-global-cctld-community-on-the-iana-stewardship-transition-let-s-have-our-voice-heard-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-call-to-the-global-cctld-community-on-the-iana-stewardship-transition-let-s-have-our-voice-heard-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IDN ccTLD Request from Greece Successfully Passes String Evaluation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN is pleased to announce the successful evaluation of the proposed IDN ccTLD string for Greece.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>WEBINAR: Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability): Presentation on the Draft Report for Public Comment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability was established to initiate a related process to the IANA Stewardship Transition process to ensure that ICANN's accountability and transparency commitments to the global Internet community are maintained and enhanced in the absence of its historical contractual relationship with the U.S. Government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Holds Calls with Community on Public Comments Submitted on the Draft FY16 Operating Plan and Budget<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN will be holding community calls during which the comments submitted on the Draft FY16 Operating Plan and Budget will be presented by the submitters to ICANN Staff, in order to enhance the understanding of the comments, and thus supporting an improved response quality.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO Privacy &amp; Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group Initial Report<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 Policy Development Process Working Group on issues relating to the accreditation of privacy and proxy service providers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet &ndash; a key to growth and job revival in Europe<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What is keeping Spain and Italy from fully exploiting the potential of the Internet economy? At a time when both countries are striving to re-ignite their economic engines, the Internet could be the key to a growth and jobs revival &ndash; but how do we get there?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-internet-a-key-to-growth-and-job-revival-in-europe"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-internet-a-key-to-growth-and-job-revival-in-europe</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">Meet The NextGen <at> ICANN 53 Buenos Aires Members<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's Development and Public Responsibility Department (DPRD) is pleased to announce the newest group of admitted members to the popular NextGen <at> ICANN program. Started less than a year ago, this program has grown and become one of the most exciting opportunities for members of the next generation of Internet users to get involved with ICANN and the global Internet community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/meet-the-nextgen-icann-53-buenos-aires-members"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/meet-the-nextgen-icann-53-buenos-aires-members</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) to ICANN</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ascap-to-icann-24apr15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ascap-to-icann-24apr15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Caribbean spirit &ndash; our awareness efforts in Saint Lucia<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It is always a pleasure to come to the Caribbean; not only because of the beautiful natural landscape and incredible food but also (and above all) because of its people. The culture and language may be different but yet you feel home. They have this unique hospitality and continuous appreciation for each of the many visitors that come to their countries. That Caribbean spirit permeated and manifested itself in all our activities this week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-caribbean-spirit-our-awareness-efforts-in-saint-lucia"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-caribbean-spirit-our-awareness-efforts-in-saint-lucia</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Community Message from Fadi Chehad&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following the posting of draft proposals for public comment by Cross Community Working Groups on the IANA Stewardship Transition (CWG-Stewardship) and on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability), ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehad&eacute; reflects on these accomplishments and gives his view of the road ahead.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMusmAcQpu0"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMusmAcQpu0</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Board Member and Former GAC Chair to Give Evidence in .Africa Case by Michele Neylon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The controversy over the competing .africa TLD applications has been going on for some time. A recent decision by the International Centre For Dispute Resolution (ICDR) said that ICANN had breached its own by-laws and has questioned why ICANN won't allow a current board member and the former GAC Chair to speak to them and provide evidence. A letter that was published on the ICANN site yesterday suggests that ICANN may have changed their tune.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2015/05/05/icann-board-member-and-former-gac-chair-to-give-evidence-in-africa-case/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2015/05/05/icann-board-member-and-former-gac-chair-to-give-evidence-in-africa-case/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Don&rsquo;t be afraid of ICANN's Intellectual Property Constituency<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you would like to join ICANN&rsquo;s nearly 400-member Intellectual Property Constituency but are concerned that it might be too technical or that you will be overwhelmed by material then Gregory Shatan of Abelman, Frayne &amp; Schwab, President of the IPC is keen to reassure you.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.managingip.com/Article/3450483/Managing-Trade-marks-Archive/Dont-be-afraid-of-ICANNs-Intellectual-Property-Constituency.html"><span>http://www.managingip.com/Article/3450483/Managing-Trade-marks-Archive/Dont-be-afraid-of-ICANNs-Intellectual-Property-Constituency.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">Whois privacy reforms incoming<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Whois privacy services will become regulated by ICANN under proposals published today, but there&rsquo;s a big disagreement about whether all companies should be allowed to use them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18487-whois-privacy-reforms-incoming"><span>http://domainincite.com/18487-whois-privacy-reforms-incoming</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Club domain names by the numbers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Club celebrates the first anniversary of its general availability tomorrow. The </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> has eclipsed 200,000 domain names, making it one of the most-registered new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/06/club-domain-names-by-the-numbers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/06/club-domain-names-by-the-numbers/</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">de Is Everywhere &ndash; The Homes of .de Domains</span><span>: DENIC domain map 2014: The regional distribution of .de domains in Germany</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In every district and every city of Germany, you find .de domains. They are literally everywhere. The re-gional domain statistics 2014 published by DENIC, the registry for .de domains, map their distribution in detail. As at 31 December 2014, about 14.6 million .de domains were registered in 402 cities and districts of Germany. Adding to these numbers are more than one million domains of holders whose place of resi-dence is abroad. In total, about 15.8 million .de domains were registered at the end of 2014. Domain de-velopment in 2014 was slightly slower than in the preceding years and confirmed the East-West divide of .de domain distribution.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/press-releases/press/4021.html"><span>http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/press-releases/press/4021.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">.Com domain name winners and losers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN just published the most recent .com transactions report, reflecting registrar results for .com from January.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/05/com-domain-name-winners-and-losers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/05/com-domain-name-winners-and-losers/</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">Berlin Still Number One For .DE, While Osnabruck Leads On Per Capita Basis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Berlin is the city with easily the most .de domain names registered in Germany. As of 31 December 2014 there were 955,484 registered out of a total of 14.6 million. And a further one million domains are registered outside Germany.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23760"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23760</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/05/berlin-number-one-for-de/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/05/berlin-number-one-for-de/</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 Interest Registry Launches OnGood for NGOs to Increase Awareness Online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Public Interest Registry (PIR) has officially launched its OnGood community website on Wednesday, making it generally available to international non-governmental organizations who register for .NGO and .ONG domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/public-interest-registry-launches-ongood-for-ngos-to-increase-awareness-online"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/public-interest-registry-launches-ongood-for-ngos-to-increase-awareness-online</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NiRA Opens .Ng Domain Name under &lsquo;i.ng&rsquo; Zone &ndash; Udeagu<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has added a new boost to the cyberspace with the registration of new domain names under the &lsquo;.i.ng&rsquo; zone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dailytimes.com.ng/nira-opens-ng-domain-name-under-i-ng-zone-udeagu/"><span>http://dailytimes.com.ng/nira-opens-ng-domain-name-under-i-ng-zone-udeagu/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">InternetNZ announces new funding for internet research<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">InternetNZ has today announced the recipients of its latest Community Grants funding round, focused on internet research.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://bizedge.co.nz/story/internetnz-announces-new-funding-internet-research/"><span>http://bizedge.co.nz/story/internetnz-announces-new-funding-internet-research/</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">Congress to put .sucks on trial<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US Congress is to hold a hearing to look into the .sucks gTLD and ICANN accountability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18495-congress-to-put-sucks-on-trial"><span>http://domainincite.com/18495-congress-to-put-sucks-on-trial</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Adult domain sunrises break records despite trademark counsel &ldquo;domain fatigue&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After a record-breaking double sunrise period for its &lsquo;.adult&rsquo; and &lsquo;.porn&rsquo; gTLD strings, ICM Registry has announced it is expanding its programme for trademark owners by allowing sunrise B applicants access to its domain matching programme. The move comes at a time when, according to ICM Registry&rsquo;s legal counsel, trademark counsel are clearly suffering from &ldquo;domain fatigue&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ee8419eb-8a6b-45ec-8dbc-59be616a365f"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ee8419eb-8a6b-45ec-8dbc-59be616a365f</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; goes on marketing offensive, counsel are urged to engage on new gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One talking point at this year&rsquo;s INTA Annual meeting has been the marketing offensive launched by &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo;. During the conference it has been hard to ignore the mobile billboard driving around with &lsquo;inta.sucks&rsquo; emblazoned on its side, or to avoid having &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; branded condoms pressed into your hands. We have also heard rumours that more marketing activities are planned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=530f2469-40a7-4738-97a3-5efe9685f60e"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=530f2469-40a7-4738-97a3-5efe9685f60e</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">URS, Trademark Clearinghouse Flaws Called Out in Responses to ICANN TM Rights Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rights protection mechanisms (RPM) designed to protect trademark owners in the new g</span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> program have seen limited participation due in part to their inherent weaknesses, comments on an I</span><span>CANN</span><span lang="EN"> draft report suggest.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/urs-trademark-clearinghouse-n17179926139/"><span>http://www.bna.com/urs-trademark-clearinghouse-n17179926139/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p&g