David Goldstein | 31 Aug 06:48 2015

auDA domain news - 31 August

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The IANA Transition: The Work Ahead

<https://cdt.org/blog/the-iana-transition-the-work-ahead/>

 

Third Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the IANA Functions

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/third-report-iana-functions-transition>

 

ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard by Fadi Chehadé

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard>

 

Product innovation will produce the next 3 million .au domains

<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/product-innovation-will-produce-the-next-3-million-au-domains>

 

au/nz: ANZIA winners shine at the Gala event in Auckland

<http://auda.org.au/news/2015/anzia-winners-shine-at-the-gala-event-in-auckland/>

 

au: Paul Fletcher MP to open 2015 auIGF

<http://auda.org.au/news/2015/paul-fletcher-mp-to-open-2015-auigf/>

 

au/nz: Australia, NZ told to partner up on innovation

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-e6frgakx-1227502382234>

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/8/28/technology/australia-nz-told-partner-innovation>

 

Second-Level-Domain-Namen unter .au werden möglich

<http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-second-level-domain-namen-unter-au-werden-moeglich-64720.html>

 

Radix targets a million .online names in 2-3 years

<http://domainincite.com/19196-radix-targets-a-million-online-names-in-2-3-years>

 

What does IPv4 transfer activity look like in Australia?

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/27/what-does-ipv4-transfer-activity-look-like-in-australia/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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The IANA Transition: The Work Ahead

On 17 August, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Lawrence Strickling announced that the US government would be extending the IANA contract with ICANN through 30 September 2016. This long anticipated extension reflects the community’s need for additional time to accomplish a number of important tasks, in order to bring about the IANA stewardship transition. The extension does not mean that the community is not delivering on its commitments, but rather that the process of ensuring appropriate consultation, refining proposals, securing endorsement from the ICANN community, undergoing interagency review, etc., is going to take more time.

<https://cdt.org/blog/the-iana-transition-the-work-ahead/>

 

Third Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the IANA Functions

NTIA provides quarterly reports on all aspects of the proposed transition of the U.S. government’s stewardship role over the IANA functions. NTIA’s previous reports are posted here. This third report covers activities from April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. As required by Public Law 113-235, NTIA will update this report on a quarterly basis.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/third-report-iana-functions-transition>

 

GAC as “first among equals:” the danger in the accountability plan by Milton Mueller

How will ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee handle the dilemma it has been put into by the community empowerment mechanism?

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/08/29/gac-as-first-among-equals-the-danger-in-the-accountability-plan/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard by Fadi Chehadé

After over a year of building ICANN's management discipline and solidifying our planning cycle, I am pleased to announce that today we've published a beta version of the ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard...

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard>

 

The Latest Update on the Board's Review of the CCWG Proposal by Steve Crocker

As reported Wednesday, the Board is engaged in full review of the CCWG-Accountability proposal. In line with our commitment to be open and transparent about our process, we are using this space to update the community on our next steps.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-latest-update-on-the-board-s-review-of-the-ccwg-proposal>

 

Internet Governance Forum: a Trend or a Necessity? by Yaovi Atohoun

The Tenth Internet Governance Forum will be held from 10 to 13 November 2015 in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. This large annual worldwide event has been held every year since its first edition on November 2006 in Athens, Greece.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/internet-governance-forum-a-trend-or-a-necessity>

 

Letter from Sarah Gardner, Executive Director | International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, to Steve Crocker et al.

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gardner-to-crocker-et-al-26aug15-en.pdf>

 

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.at report: Roundtable

Did you know that there exists a nic.at committee where registrars and nic.at have been working together on improvements of the .at zone since 2005?

<https://www.nic.at/en/aboutnic/current-issues/nicat-news/news-view/article//at-report-roundtable/>

 

Product innovation will produce the next 3 million .au domains

July 2015 marked a milestone month for the .au domain space as we passed 3 million domain names under management, an achievement that places us within the top 10 of all country codes globally by volume.

<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/product-innovation-will-produce-the-next-3-million-au-domains>

 

au/nz: ANZIA winners shine at the Gala event in Auckland

Auckland’s St Matthew-in-the-City was a fitting venue to host the 2015 Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA) ceremony last night. Both the venue and the ANZIAs encourage progressive, innovative thinking, along with inspiring creativity and offering inclusivity for all who enter.

<http://auda.org.au/news/2015/anzia-winners-shine-at-the-gala-event-in-auckland/>

<https://internetnz.nz/news/anzia-winners-shine-gala-event-auckland>

 

au: Paul Fletcher MP to open 2015 auIGF

Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Australian Minister for Communications, will speak at the opening of the 2015 auIGF (Australian Internet Governance Forum) on 6 October, in Melbourne.

<http://auda.org.au/news/2015/paul-fletcher-mp-to-open-2015-auigf/>

 

au/nz: Australia, NZ told to partner up on innovation

Industry lobby group internet Australia has called for the formation of a trans-Tasman regional innovation zone, where Australia and New Zealand explore the challenges and opportunities of a digitally enabled world economy.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-e6frgakx-1227502382234>

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/8/28/technology/australia-nz-told-partner-innovation>

<http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0hb-1227502567205>

<http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0ha-1227502567205>

<http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0gx-1227502567205>

 

Second-Level-Domain-Namen unter .au werden möglich

Die Registrierung von Domain-Namen unterhalb der australischen Länderendung .au steht vor einschneidenden Änderungen.

<http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-second-level-domain-namen-unter-au-werden-moeglich-64720.html>

 

Free speech banned from .bible

The Bible may be a piece of literature that belongs to the world, but in .bible it’s going to be a propaganda tool for Christians.

<http://domainincite.com/19195-free-speech-banned-from-bible>

 

eu: EURid a partner of the 72nd Italian Open

EURid is delighted to announce its partnership with the 72nd Italian Open, a golf tournament scheduled to take place in Milan on 17-22 September 2015.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2015/eurid-partner-72nd-italian-open>

 

New Zealand adds 3,544 .nz domain names in July

New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has announced that the number of active .nz domain name registrations has increased to 648,923 by end-July, from 645,379 at 30 June.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-3544-nz-domain-names-in-july--1099365>

 

nz: Grand Central Complex woos InternetNZ

InternetNZ, a society that promotes the benefits of the web, has signed a new long term lease with the Grand Central complex at 80 Boulcott St in Wellington.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/71520692/Grand-Central-Complex-woos-InternetNZ>

 

Radix targets a million .online names in 2-3 years

Having just finished the most-successful new gTLD launch day to date, Radix Registry reckons it can get .online to seven figures in two to three years.

<http://domainincite.com/19196-radix-targets-a-million-online-names-in-2-3-years>

 

.Online domain name registrations by the numbers

By all accounts, .Online had a great first day yesterday. It got over 30,000 registrations. Its overnight zone file now sits at about 35,000 names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/27/online-domain-name-registrations-by-the-numbers/>

 

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Moving From Dot-Com to Not-Com: Businesses begin trying to migrate customers to private Web domains

There’s a downside to the relative freedom and lack of gatekeepers on the Internet, including that most anyone can buy a Web address that ends in “.com.” Online, scammers can pay $10 for an address that looks like that of your bank, your favorite clothier, or your auto dealer and create a site that looks enough like the original to trick you into buying phony merchandise or revealing your login and password. Every day, almost 1,000 Americans file some kind of identity-theft complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and about 750 report being scammed by an impostor, as in a phishing scheme.

<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-27/moving-from-dot-com-to-not-com>

 

M+M gets $3.5m from two gTLD auctions

Minds + Machines secured loser fees totaling $3.5 million from its participation in .art and .data new gTLD auctions, the company disclosed today.

<http://domainincite.com/19193-mm-gets-3-5m-from-two-gtld-auctions>

 

ICANN will post more uncensored .africa info

ICANN has committed to post more unredacted documents from its Independent Review Process case with DotConnectAfrica, following a request from DI.

<http://domainincite.com/19190-icann-will-post-more-uncensored-africa-info>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Missed Us at Black Hat? No Problem. See iDefense IntelGraph Today

Black Hat USA 2015 is behind us. Through all of the presentations, celebrations and meetings, one thing was very clear to me and the iDefense Security Intelligence Services crew in attendance: online security practitioners and their constituents face a more complex threat landscape than ever before. From some pretty intense software vulnerabilities to even scarier remote-control hacking of automobiles, the “bad guys” have some pretty serious tools at their disposal.

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

 

Verisign’s Q2’15 DDoS Trends: DDoS for Bitcoin Increasingly Targets Financial Industry

Verisign just released its Q2 2015 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations enacted on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and research conducted by Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_q2_15_ddos>

 

Protect Your Network From BYOD Malware Threats With The Verisign DNS Firewall

Today’s new age of ubiquitous connectivity has created an insatiable and growing demand among employees and consumers to be online with familiar systems and tools at all times. Employees are no longer satisfied with the limited choices in devices and tools provided to them by their corporate IT organizations.

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

 

Internet Security Days 2015: The Summit for the Internet Security Elite

In just three weeks, the who’s who of international online security experts will meet at the Internet Security Days at Phantasialand in Brühl, near Cologne in Germany. The participants can look forward to an impressive line-up on 16 and 17 September, with gurus like the Internet pioneer Dr. Paul Vixie, Sean Obrey (VP, Avira) and Hanns Proenen (CISO GE, Europe). The topics will range from Cloud Security to the Internet of Things, Network and Infrastructure, Physical Data Security, Advanced Cyber Defence, and many more.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/press-releases/internet-security-days-2015-the-summit-for-the-internet-security-elite.html>

 

Online criminals attacking Australians on the rise: FireEye report

While China is Australia's number one trading market, it is also one of the country's largest threats, along with Russia, when it comes to online security.

<http://www.zdnet.com/article/online-criminals-attacking-australians-on-the-rise-fireeye-report/>

 

Multistakeholder Process: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

This web page provides details on the NTIA-convened multistakeholder process concerning collaboration between security researchers and software and system developers and owners to address security vulnerability disclosure.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/multistakeholder-process-cybersecurity-vulnerabilities>

 

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Why Donald Trump's 3,000 Domain Names Won't Protect Him From the Haters

Donald Trump's acquisition of up to 3,000 domain names in a bid to stop people discrediting him online shows a lack of understanding of the internet and how it works.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/russell-haworth/donald-trump-domain-names_b_8042920.html>

 

Updated UDRP Rules and WIPO Supplemental Rules

As of July 31, 2015 updated UDRP Rules and WIPO Supplemental Rules are in effect. As further described below, these updates impact complaint filing modalities, model pleadings, registrar “locking” of domain names during pending UDRP proceedings, and party settlement practices.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/resources/updated_udrp_rules.html>

 

Domain hijacking spear-phisher foiled by the last line of defense—paranoia: An Ars editor's paranoia is all that prevents a successful spear phish—this time.

... Yesterday, I got an e-mail telling me that the domain name server information of my vanity domain had been changed. It purported to be a message from GoDaddy and had enough information to be almost legitimate—I had just regained the domain after another hosting company had neglected to auto-renew it a year ago, and at one point I had put in a domain backorder with GoDaddy to ensure that I could jump on it when the spam Japanese medical device WordPress blog was done sucking all the search engine optimization mojo out of it.

<http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/domain-hijacking-spear-phisher-foiled-by-the-last-line-of-defense-paranoia/>

 

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What does IPv4 transfer activity look like in Australia?

IPv4 transfers in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific are increasing as demand for the limited resource grows.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/27/what-does-ipv4-transfer-activity-look-like-in-australia/>

 

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Highly relevant domain names worth “thousands of keywords” in Google search: study

A comprehensive study of the top 30 Google search results across 10,000 keywords has found the importance of keywords in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is decreasing, while short and highly relevant domain names have the equivalent worth of “thousands of keywords in the rankings”.

<http://iconic.sydney/media-release/highly-relevant-domain-names-worth-thousands-of-keywords-in-google-search-study/>

<http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/highly-relevant-domain-names-worth-thousands-of-keywords-in-google-search-study/>

 

67 Percent of Consumers Lose Trust in Brands When Websites Take Too Long to Load, According to Neustar’s Latest Research

Neustar, Inc. ... announced the findings of new research in collaboration with the Ponemon Institute, explaining the factors that build or erode trust in a brand’s digital presence. The report affirms a truth long predating the Internet: trust is earned as a direct result of experience.

<https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/ponemon-press-release>

 

GoDaddy introduces two factor authentication outside U.S.

Non-U.S. customers of GoDaddy can now activate two-factor authentication to add security to their accounts.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/27/godaddy-introduces-two-factor-authentication-outside-u-s/>

 

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eNaming.com Rings the Six-Figure Bell Again - Tops Chart With Four-Letter .Com

Tracy Fogarty continues to enjoy a fruitful first year as head of her own brokerage, eNaming.com. The former Domain Holdings broker opened her shop in April and has been ringing up impressive sales ever since. Tracy had the two highest sales reported this week, topping our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with MGTV.com at $130,000 and claiming the runner-up spot as well with FranchisePlayer.com at $40,000. Tracy also scored a third time with #12 RealTimeCommunications.com at $13,500.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150826.htm>

 

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#Blessed: The Internet actually makes us happier, science says

According to a strain of trend piece popular in certain circles these days, the Web is some kind of social parasite, eating our decency and confidence and good humor away. It’s filled us with FOMO; it’s made us fake; it’s torpedoed love and intimacy.

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/08/25/blessed-the-internet-actually-makes-us-happier-science-says/>

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Marketing in the digital age: As people spend more time on social media, advertisers are following them

Earlier this year BMW advertised on WeChat, a popular messaging app in China with around 550m monthly users. But its ads were shown only to those whose profiles suggested they were potential buyers of expensive cars. Others were shown ads for more affordable stuff, such as smartphones. The campaign bruised a few egos. Some of those not shown the BMW ad complained, referring to themselves as diao, or (putting it politely) losers.

<http://www.economist.com/news/business/21662543-people-spend-more-time-social-media-advertisers-are-following-them-brand-new-game>

 

Facebook has a billion users in a single day, says Mark Zuckerberg

For the first time over a billion people used Facebook on a single day, according to company founder Mark Zuckerberg.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34082393>

 

One in 7 people on the entire planet logged onto Facebook Monday

A million users in a day isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion. That's right: Facebook just hit a huge milestone, announcing that earlier this week a billion people logged onto Facebook in a single day.

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/08/27/holy-cow-a-billion-people-logged-onto-facebook-on-monday-in-a-massive-first/>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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'Dark net' paedophilia: Prosecutors fear more children falling prey to secret abuse networks

As revealed by the ABC, scores of children have been saved from abuse after an elaborate sting by Queensland Police detectives who adopted the online persona of paedophile Shannon McCoole, the administrator of a secret online abuse network with 45,000 members.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-27/dismantled-child-porn-network-could-be-just-tip-of-the-iceberg/6729226>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Copyright Law, the Creative Industries, and Internet Freedom by Matthew Rimmer

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a highly secretive trade agreement being negotiated between the US and eleven Pacific Rim countries, including Australia. Having obtained a fast-track authority from the United States Congress, US President Barack Obama is keen to finalise the deal. However, he was unable to achieve a resolution of the deal at recent talks in Hawaii on the TPP. A number of chapters of the TPP will affect the creative artists, cultural industries and internet freedom – including the intellectual property chapter, the investment chapter, and the electronic commerce chapter.

<http://infojustice.org/archives/34913>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Transition: The Work Ahead<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Third Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the IANA Functions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/third-report-iana-functions-transition"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/third-report-iana-functions-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard by Fadi Chehad&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Product innovation will produce the next 3 million .au domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/product-innovation-will-produce-the-next-3-million-au-domains"><span>http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/product-innovation-will-produce-the-next-3-million-au-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au/nz: ANZIA winners shine at the Gala event in Auckland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://auda.org.au/news/2015/anzia-winners-shine-at-the-gala-event-in-auckland/"><span>http://auda.org.au/news/2015/anzia-winners-shine-at-the-gala-event-in-auckland/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Paul Fletcher MP to open 2015 auIGF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://auda.org.au/news/2015/paul-fletcher-mp-to-open-2015-auigf/"><span>http://auda.org.au/news/2015/paul-fletcher-mp-to-open-2015-auigf/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au/nz: Australia, NZ told to partner up on innovation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-e6frgakx-1227502382234"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-e6frgakx-1227502382234</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/8/28/technology/australia-nz-told-partner-innovation"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/8/28/technology/australia-nz-told-partner-innovation</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Second-Level-Domain-Namen unter .au werden m&ouml;glich<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-second-level-domain-namen-unter-au-werden-moeglich-64720.html"><span>http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-second-level-domain-namen-unter-au-werden-moeglich-64720.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Radix targets a million .online names in 2-3 years<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19196-radix-targets-a-million-online-names-in-2-3-years"><span>http://domainincite.com/19196-radix-targets-a-million-online-names-in-2-3-years</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What does IPv4 transfer activity look like in Australia?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/27/what-does-ipv4-transfer-activity-look-like-in-australia/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/27/what-does-ipv4-transfer-activity-look-like-in-australia/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Transition: The Work Ahead<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 17 August, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Lawrence Strickling announced that the US government would be extending the IANA contract with ICANN through 30 September 2016. This long anticipated extension reflects the community&rsquo;s need for additional time to accomplish a number of important tasks, in order to bring about the IANA stewardship transition. The extension does not mean that the community is not delivering on its commitments, but rather that the process of ensuring appropriate consultation, refining proposals, securing endorsement from the ICANN community, undergoing interagency review, etc., is going to take more time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/the-iana-transition-the-work-ahead/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/the-iana-transition-the-work-ahead/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Third Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the IANA Functions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NTIA provides quarterly reports on all aspects of the proposed transition of the U.S. government&rsquo;s stewardship role over the IANA functions. NTIA&rsquo;s previous reports are posted here. This third report covers activities from April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. As required by Public Law 113-235, NTIA will update this report on a quarterly basis.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/third-report-iana-functions-transition"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/third-report-iana-functions-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">GAC as &ldquo;first among equals:&rdquo; the danger in the accountability plan by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How will ICANN&rsquo;s Governmental Advisory Committee handle the dilemma it has been put into by the community empowerment mechanism?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/08/29/gac-as-first-among-equals-the-danger-in-the-accountability-plan/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/08/29/gac-as-first-among-equals-the-danger-in-the-accountability-plan/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard by Fadi Chehad&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After over a year of building ICANN's management discipline and solidifying our planning cycle, I am pleased to announce that today we've published a beta version of the ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard...<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard</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 Latest Update on the Board's Review of the CCWG Proposal by Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As reported Wednesday, the Board is engaged in full review of the CCWG-Accountability proposal. In line with our commitment to be open and transparent about our process, we are using this space to update the community on our next steps.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-latest-update-on-the-board-s-review-of-the-ccwg-proposal"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-latest-update-on-the-board-s-review-of-the-ccwg-proposal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Governance Forum: a Trend or a Necessity? by Yaovi Atohoun<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Tenth Internet Governance Forum will be held from 10 to 13 November 2015 in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. This large annual worldwide event has been held every year since its first edition on November 2006 in Athens, Greece.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/internet-governance-forum-a-trend-or-a-necessity"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/internet-governance-forum-a-trend-or-a-necessity</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 Sarah Gardner, Executive Director | International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, 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/gardner-to-crocker-et-al-26aug15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gardner-to-crocker-et-al-26aug15-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">**********************<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">.at report: Roundtable<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Did you know that there exists a nic.at committee where registrars and nic.at have been working together on improvements of the .at zone since 2005?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nic.at/en/aboutnic/current-issues/nicat-news/news-view/article/at-report-roundtable/"><span>https://www.nic.at/en/aboutnic/current-issues/nicat-news/news-view/article//at-report-roundtable/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Product innovation will produce the next 3 million .au domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">July 2015 marked a milestone month for the .au domain space as we passed 3 million domain names under management, an achievement that places us within the top 10 of all country codes globally by volume.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/product-innovation-will-produce-the-next-3-million-au-domains"><span>http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/product-innovation-will-produce-the-next-3-million-au-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">au/nz: ANZIA winners shine at the Gala event in Auckland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Auckland&rsquo;s St Matthew-in-the-City was a fitting venue to host the 2015 Australia &amp; New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA) ceremony last night. Both the venue and the ANZIAs encourage progressive, innovative thinking, along with inspiring creativity and offering inclusivity for all who enter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://auda.org.au/news/2015/anzia-winners-shine-at-the-gala-event-in-auckland/"><span>http://auda.org.au/news/2015/anzia-winners-shine-at-the-gala-event-in-auckland/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/news/anzia-winners-shine-gala-event-auckland"><span>https://internetnz.nz/news/anzia-winners-shine-gala-event-auckland</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: Paul Fletcher MP to open 2015 auIGF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Australian Minister for Communications, will speak at the opening of the 2015 auIGF (Australian Internet Governance Forum) on 6 October, in Melbourne.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://auda.org.au/news/2015/paul-fletcher-mp-to-open-2015-auigf/"><span>http://auda.org.au/news/2015/paul-fletcher-mp-to-open-2015-auigf/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au/nz: Australia, NZ told to partner up on innovation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Industry lobby group internet Australia has called for the formation of a trans-Tasman regional innovation zone, where Australia and New Zealand explore the challenges and opportunities of a digitally enabled world economy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-e6frgakx-1227502382234"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-e6frgakx-1227502382234</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/8/28/technology/australia-nz-told-partner-innovation"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/8/28/technology/australia-nz-told-partner-innovation</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0hb-1227502567205"><span>http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0hb-1227502567205</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0ha-1227502567205"><span>http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0ha-1227502567205</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0gx-1227502567205"><span>http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0gx-1227502567205</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Second-Level-Domain-Namen unter .au werden m&ouml;glich<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Die Registrierung von Domain-Namen unterhalb der australischen L&auml;nderendung .au steht vor einschneidenden &Auml;nderungen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-second-level-domain-namen-unter-au-werden-moeglich-64720.html"><span>http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-second-level-domain-namen-unter-au-werden-moeglich-64720.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">Free speech banned from .bible<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Bible may be a piece of literature that belongs to the world, but in .bible it&rsquo;s going to be a propaganda tool for Christians.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19195-free-speech-banned-from-bible"><span>http://domainincite.com/19195-free-speech-banned-from-bible</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: EURid a partner of the 72nd Italian Open<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EURid is delighted to announce its partnership with the 72nd Italian Open, a golf tournament scheduled to take place in Milan on 17-22 September 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2015/eurid-partner-72nd-italian-open"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2015/eurid-partner-72nd-italian-open</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand adds 3,544 .nz domain names in July<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has announced that the number of active .nz domain name registrations has increased to 648,923 by end-July, from 645,379 at 30 June.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-3544-nz-domain-names-in-july--1099365"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-3544-nz-domain-names-in-july--1099365</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: Grand Central Complex woos InternetNZ</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">InternetNZ, a society that promotes the benefits of the web, has signed a new long term lease with the Grand Central complex at 80 Boulcott St in Wellington.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/71520692/Grand-Central-Complex-woos-InternetNZ"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/71520692/Grand-Central-Complex-woos-InternetNZ</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Radix targets a million .online names in 2-3 years<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Having just finished the most-successful new gTLD launch day to date, Radix Registry reckons it can get .online to seven figures in two to three years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19196-radix-targets-a-million-online-names-in-2-3-years"><span>http://domainincite.com/19196-radix-targets-a-million-online-names-in-2-3-years</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 domain name registrations by the numbers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">By all accounts, .Online had a great first day yesterday. It got over 30,000 registrations. Its overnight zone file now sits at about 35,000 names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/27/online-domain-name-registrations-by-the-numbers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/27/online-domain-name-registrations-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">**********************<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">Moving From Dot-Com to Not-Com: Businesses begin trying to migrate customers to private Web domains</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There&rsquo;s a downside to the relative freedom and lack of gatekeepers on the Internet, including that most anyone can buy a Web address that ends in &ldquo;.com.&rdquo; Online, scammers can pay $10 for an address that looks like that of your bank, your favorite clothier, or your auto dealer and create a site that looks enough like the original to trick you into buying phony merchandise or revealing your login and password. Every day, almost 1,000 Americans file some kind of identity-theft complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and about 750 report being scammed by an impostor, as in a phishing scheme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-27/moving-from-dot-com-to-not-com"><span>http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-27/moving-from-dot-com-to-not-com</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">M+M gets $3.5m from two gTLD auctions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines secured loser fees totaling $3.5 million from its participation in .art and .data new gTLD auctions, the company disclosed today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19193-mm-gets-3-5m-from-two-gtld-auctions"><span>http://domainincite.com/19193-mm-gets-3-5m-from-two-gtld-auctions</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN will post more uncensored .africa info<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has committed to post more unredacted documents from its Independent Review Process case with DotConnectAfrica, following a request from DI.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19190-icann-will-post-more-uncensored-africa-info"><span>http://domainincite.com/19190-icann-will-post-more-uncensored-africa-info</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">Missed Us at Black Hat? No Problem. See iDefense IntelGraph Today<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Black Hat USA 2015 is behind us. Through all of the presentations, celebrations and meetings, one thing was very clear to me and the iDefense Security Intelligence Services crew in attendance: online security practitioners and their constituents face a more complex threat landscape than ever before. From some pretty intense software vulnerabilities to even scarier remote-control hacking of automobiles, the &ldquo;bad guys&rdquo; have some pretty serious tools at their disposal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/missed_us_at_black_hat"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/missed_us_at_black_hat</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign&rsquo;s Q2&rsquo;15 DDoS Trends: DDoS for Bitcoin Increasingly Targets Financial Industry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign just released its Q2 2015 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations enacted on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and research conducted by Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_q2_15_ddos"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_q2_15_ddos</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Protect Your Network From BYOD Malware Threats With The Verisign DNS Firewall<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today&rsquo;s new age of ubiquitous connectivity has created an insatiable and growing demand among employees and consumers to be online with familiar systems and tools at all times. Employees are no longer satisfied with the limited choices in devices and tools provided to them by their corporate IT organizations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/protect_your_network_from_byod"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/protect_your_network_from_byod</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 Security Days 2015: The Summit for the Internet Security Elite<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In just three weeks, the who&rsquo;s who of international online security experts will meet at the Internet Security Days at Phantasialand in Br&uuml;hl, near Cologne in Germany. The participants can look forward to an impressive line-up on 16 and 17 September, with gurus like the Internet pioneer Dr. Paul Vixie, Sean Obrey (VP, Avira) and Hanns Proenen (CISO GE, Europe). The topics will range from Cloud Security to the Internet of Things, Network and Infrastructure, Physical Data Security, Advanced Cyber Defence, and many more.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/press-releases/internet-security-days-2015-the-summit-for-the-internet-security-elite.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/press-releases/internet-security-days-2015-the-summit-for-the-internet-security-elite.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">Online criminals attacking Australians on the rise: FireEye report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While China is Australia's number one trading market, it is also one of the country's largest threats, along with Russia, when it comes to online security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/online-criminals-attacking-australians-on-the-rise-fireeye-report/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/article/online-criminals-attacking-australians-on-the-rise-fireeye-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">Multistakeholder Process: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This web page provides details on the NTIA-convened multistakeholder process concerning collaboration between security researchers and software and system developers and owners to address security vulnerability disclosure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/multistakeholder-process-cybersecurity-vulnerabilities"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/multistakeholder-process-cybersecurity-vulnerabilities</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">Why Donald Trump's 3,000 Domain Names Won't Protect Him From the Haters<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donald Trump's acquisition of up to 3,000 domain names in a bid to stop people discrediting him online shows a lack of understanding of the internet and how it works.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/russell-haworth/donald-trump-domain-names_b_8042920.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/russell-haworth/donald-trump-domain-names_b_8042920.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">Updated UDRP Rules and WIPO Supplemental Rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As of July 31, 2015 updated UDRP Rules and WIPO Supplemental Rules are in effect. As further described below, these updates impact complaint filing modalities, model pleadings, registrar &ldquo;locking&rdquo; of domain names during pending UDRP proceedings, and party settlement practices.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/resources/updated_udrp_rules.html"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/resources/updated_udrp_rules.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">Domain hijacking spear-phisher foiled by the last line of defense&mdash;paranoia</span><span>: </span><span lang="EN">An Ars editor's paranoia is all that prevents a successful spear phish&mdash;this time.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>... </span><span lang="EN">Yesterday, I got an e-mail telling me that the domain name server information of my vanity domain had been changed. It purported to be a message from GoDaddy and had enough information to be almost legitimate&mdash;I had just regained the domain after another hosting company had neglected to auto-renew it a year ago, and at one point I had put in a domain backorder with GoDaddy to ensure that I could jump on it when the spam Japanese medical device WordPress blog was done sucking all the search engine optimization mojo out of it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/domain-hijacking-spear-phisher-foiled-by-the-last-line-of-defense-paranoia/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/domain-hijacking-spear-phisher-foiled-by-the-last-line-of-defense-paranoia/</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">What does IPv4 transfer activity look like in Australia?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv4 transfers in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific are increasing as demand for the limited resource grows.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/27/what-does-ipv4-transfer-activity-look-like-in-australia/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/27/what-does-ipv4-transfer-activity-look-like-in-australia/</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">Highly relevant domain names worth &ldquo;thousands of keywords&rdquo; in Google search: study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A comprehensive study of the top 30 Google search results across 10,000 keywords has found the importance of keywords in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is decreasing, while short and highly relevant domain names have the equivalent worth of &ldquo;thousands of keywords in the rankings&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://iconic.sydney/media-release/highly-relevant-domain-names-worth-thousands-of-keywords-in-google-search-study/"><span>http://iconic.sydney/media-release/highly-relevant-domain-names-worth-thousands-of-keywords-in-google-search-study/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/highly-relevant-domain-names-worth-thousands-of-keywords-in-google-search-study/"><span>http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/highly-relevant-domain-names-worth-thousands-of-keywords-in-google-search-study/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">67 Percent of Consumers Lose Trust in Brands When Websites Take Too Long to Load, According to Neustar&rsquo;s Latest Research<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Neustar, Inc. ... announced the findings of new research in collaboration with the Ponemon Institute, explaining the factors that build or erode trust in a brand&rsquo;s digital presence. The report affirms a truth long predating the Internet: trust is earned as a direct result of experience.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/ponemon-press-release"><span>https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/ponemon-press-release</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy introduces two factor authentication outside U.S.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Non-U.S. customers of GoDaddy can now activate two-factor authentication to add security to their accounts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/27/godaddy-introduces-two-factor-authentication-outside-u-s/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/27/godaddy-introduces-two-factor-authentication-outside-u-s/</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">eNaming.com Rings the Six-Figure Bell Again - Tops Chart With Four-Letter .Com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tracy Fogarty continues to enjoy a fruitful first year as head of her own brokerage, eNaming.com. The former Domain Holdings broker opened her shop in April and has been ringing up impressive sales ever since. Tracy had the two highest sales reported this week, topping our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with MGTV.com at $130,000 and claiming the runner-up spot as well with FranchisePlayer.com at $40,000. Tracy also scored a third time with #12 RealTimeCommunications.com at $13,500.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150826.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150826.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">#Blessed: The Internet actually makes us happier, science says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">According to a strain of trend piece popular in certain circles these days, the Web is some kind of social parasite, eating our decency and confidence and good humor away. It&rsquo;s filled us with FOMO; it&rsquo;s made us fake; it&rsquo;s torpedoed love and intimacy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/08/25/blessed-the-internet-actually-makes-us-happier-science-says/"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/08/25/blessed-the-internet-actually-makes-us-happier-science-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">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Marketing in the digital age: As people spend more time on social media, advertisers are following them</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier this year BMW advertised on WeChat, a popular messaging app in China with around 550m monthly users. But its ads were shown only to those whose profiles suggested they were potential buyers of expensive cars. Others were shown ads for more affordable stuff, such as smartphones. The campaign bruised a few egos. Some of those not shown the BMW ad complained, referring to themselves as diao, or (putting it politely) losers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/business/21662543-people-spend-more-time-social-media-advertisers-are-following-them-brand-new-game"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/business/21662543-people-spend-more-time-social-media-advertisers-are-following-them-brand-new-game</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook has a billion users in a single day, says Mark Zuckerberg<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the first time over a billion people used Facebook on a single day, according to company founder Mark Zuckerberg.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34082393"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34082393</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One in 7 people on the entire planet logged onto Facebook Monday<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A million users in a day isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion. That's right: Facebook just hit a huge milestone, announcing that earlier this week a billion people logged onto Facebook in a single day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/08/27/holy-cow-a-billion-people-logged-onto-facebook-on-monday-in-a-massive-first/"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/08/27/holy-cow-a-billion-people-logged-onto-facebook-on-monday-in-a-massive-first/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">'Dark net' paedophilia: Prosecutors fear more children falling prey to secret abuse networks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As revealed by the ABC, scores of children have been saved from abuse after an elaborate sting by Queensland Police detectives who adopted the online persona of paedophile Shannon McCoole, the administrator of a secret online abuse network with 45,000 members.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-27/dismantled-child-porn-network-could-be-just-tip-of-the-iceberg/6729226"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-27/dismantled-child-porn-network-could-be-just-tip-of-the-iceberg/6729226</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">The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Copyright Law, the Creative Industries, and Internet Freedom by Matthew Rimmer</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a highly secretive trade agreement being negotiated between the US and eleven Pacific Rim countries, including Australia. Having obtained a fast-track authority from the United States Congress, US President Barack Obama is keen to finalise the deal. However, he was unable to achieve a resolution of the deal at recent talks in Hawaii on the TPP. A number of chapters of the TPP will affect the creative artists, cultural industries and internet freedom &ndash; including the intellectual property chapter, the investment chapter, and the electronic commerce chapter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://infojustice.org/archives/34913"><span>http://infojustice.org/archives/34913</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 20 Aug 03:28 2015

auDA domain news - 20 August

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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U.S. delays plans to cede oversight of Internet administrator to 2016

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/usa-internet-icann-idINKCN0QN07S20150818>

 

My Transition from ICANN CEO

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/my-transition-from-icann-ceo>

 

An Update on NTIA's Announcement to Extend IANA Functions Contract

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-ntia-s-announcement-to-extend-iana-functions-contract>

 

Registrants guilty until proven innocent, say UK cops

<http://domainincite.com/19123-registrants-guilty-until-proven-innocent-say-uk-cops>

 

Chehadé Announces Next Move In Life After ICANN As US Govt Extends ICANN IANA Contract

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/08/18/chehade-life-after-icann/>

 

ICANN CEO will head off to private equity firm

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/17/icann_ceo_going_to_private_equity_firm/>

 

Domain Extension Has Little Effect on Search Engine Ranking: Moz Study

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/domain-extension-has-little-effect-on-search-engine-ranking-moz-study>

 

A change in Australia’s web rules would open up the .au space by Derek Whitehead, Adjunct professor at Swinburne University of Technology

<https://theconversation.com/a-change-in-australias-web-rules-would-open-up-the-au-space-46203>

 

Challenges for .brands – Transforming ideas into strategy by Corey Grant

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/challenges-for-brands-transforming-ideas-into-strategy/>

 

Radix targets 25,000 names for .online’s first day

<http://domainincite.com/19118-radix-targets-25000-names-for-onlines-first-day>

 

Web.com Loses 93,000 Credit Card Numbers in Breach

<https://threatpost.com/web-com-loses-93000-credit-card-numbers-in-breach/114349>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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U.S. delays plans to cede oversight of Internet administrator to 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday said it would delay plans to give up oversight of a non-profit agency that manages the Internet's infrastructure until September 2016.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/usa-internet-icann-idINKCN0QN07S20150818>

<http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/us-usa-internet-icann-idUSKCN0QN02K20150818>

 

U.S. Delays Giving Up Oversight of Internet Administrator Icann

The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday delayed for at least a year its plans to give up oversight of a key component of Internet governance.

<http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-delays-giving-up-oversight-of-internet-administrator-icann-1439851721>

 

U.S. Transfer of Internet Oversight Is Delayed

In a climate of international mistrust over how the government of the United States handles Internet data, the Commerce Department on Monday said it would delay by at least a year its plan to cede authority over the global address system for the web.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/technology/us-transfer-of-internet-oversight-is-delayed.html>

 

An Update on the IANA Transition by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling

The Internet’s global multistakeholder community has made tremendous progress in its work to develop a proposal to transition the historic stewardship role NTIA has played related to Internet’s DNS.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/update-iana-transition>

 

US gives ICANN an extra year to complete transition

US government oversight of ICANN and the domain name system will end a year later than originally expected.

<http://domainincite.com/19111-us-gives-icann-an-extra-year-to-complete-transition>

 

US Postpones Domain Name System Handover At Least A Year, Maybe Four

The United States Department of Commerce office planning to relinquish national control over a remaining key component of the internet domain name system has said it will take at least until September 2016, putting off the transition that had been targeted for next month.

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/08/19/us-postpones-domain-name-system-handover-at-least-a-year-maybe-four/>

 

The Mission Has Already Crept by David Maher

ICANN's mission, and the avoidance of "mission creep", is currently the subject of intense debate in the Internet community. Multiple cross-community working groups are dealing with the proposal by an agency of the United States government, NTIA, to give up the last vestiges of its control of the IANA function. Many of the new organizational structures under consideration purport to deal with ICANN's expanding mission.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150818_the_mission_has_already_crept/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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My Transition from ICANN CEO

As we move forward on both the IANA transition and my personal transition from ICANN CEO, I would like to let you know that after completing my service at ICANN, I will be engaged in a portfolio of activities. At the center of these, I will be a Senior Advisor on Digital Strategy for ABRY Partners, a Boston-based private equity investment firm.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/my-transition-from-icann-ceo>

 

An Update on NTIA's Announcement to Extend IANA Functions Contract

ICANN's Theresa Swinehart discusses NTIA’s announcement of the IANA functions contract extension. The additional time is necessary for the global community to complete its work and for ICANN to implement the community’s proposals.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-ntia-s-announcement-to-extend-iana-functions-contract>

 

ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report – Register for the FY15 Q4 call on 20 August 2015

ICANN has announced its FY15 Q4 Stakeholder Call, which will take place on 20 August at 14:00 UTC. The call will cover how ICANN has progressed against its strategic and operating plans for the Quarter ending 30 June 2015 and will cover some of the information from the latest KPI Beta Dashboard, anticipated to launch around the same time.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-08-17-en>

 

Updated Auction Schedule

Overview: Contention sets are groups of applications containing identical or confusingly similar applied for gTLD strings. Contention sets must be resolved prior to the execution of a Registry Agreement for an applied-for gTLD string. An ICANN facilitated auction is a last resort for resolving string contention sets, as described in the Applicant Guidebook (AGB) section 4.3.

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

 

WEBINAR: Briefing on 2nd Draft CCWG-Accountability Proposal

The CCWG-Accountability published its 2nd Draft Proposal on Work Stream 1 Recommendations for 40-day public comment on 3 August 2015. Community feedback is requested on this draft proposal of proposed enhancements to ICANN's accountability framework that the CCWG-Accountability has identified as essential to happen or be committed to before the IANA Stewardship Transition takes place.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-17-en>

 

Letter from Dr. Florian Drücke and René Houareau, Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V., to Dr. Steve Crocker et al.

New gTLD application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/dr%C3%BCcke-houareau-to-crocker-et-al-18aug15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Jamie Baxter, dotgay LLC, to ICANN

New gTLD application for .GAY

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-18aug15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Paul Zamek, EVP: Communications & Strategic Relationships | DotMusic Limited, to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/zamek-to-icann-eiu-17aug15-en.pdf>

 

Registrants guilty until proven innocent, say UK cops

UK police have stated an eyebrow-raising “guilty until proven innocent” point of view when it comes to domain name registrations, in comments filed recently with ICANN.

<http://domainincite.com/19123-registrants-guilty-until-proven-innocent-say-uk-cops>

 

Chehadé Announces Next Move In Life After ICANN As US Govt Extends ICANN IANA Contract

ICANN's CEO And President Fadi Chehadé has announced that when he departs ICANN he will take up a position in what he describes in a post on the ICANN blog as a portfolio of activities, the main one being a Senior Advisor on Digital Strategy for ABRY Partners, a Boston-based private equity investment firm.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24097>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/08/18/chehade-life-after-icann/>

 

ICANN CEO will head off to private equity firm

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade has announced where he'll be heading after he breaks his contract 10 months early: private equity firm Abry Partners.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/17/icann_ceo_going_to_private_equity_firm/>

 

Did Chehade really quit ICANN for this?

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade will become a senior adviser with a private equity firm after he leaves ICANN next March.

<http://domainincite.com/19106-did-chehade-really-quit-icann-for-this>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Domain Extension Has Little Effect on Search Engine Ranking: Moz Study

There is little correlation between a site’s domain extension and its Google search ranking, according to a new report from SEO consulting company Moz.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/domain-extension-has-little-effect-on-search-engine-ranking-moz-study>

 

A change in Australia’s web rules would open up the .au space by Derek Whitehead, Adjunct professor at Swinburne University of Technology

If you want to register an Australian web address, your options may be about to change due to a review of domain name policy that is currently underway.

<https://theconversation.com/a-change-in-australias-web-rules-would-open-up-the-au-space-46203>

<http://www.smartcompany.com.au/technology/online/48069-a-change-in-australia-s-web-rules-would-open-up-the-au-space.html>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/582345/change-australia-web-rules-would-open-up-au-space/>

 

Why this domain name doesn’t have to stink

The launch of a derogatory domain name back in March sent a wave of panic through company public relations teams.

<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-19/why-the-sucks-domain-doesn-t-have-to-suck>

 

SA hits one million co.za domains

The number of active domains ending in co.za has surpassed the one million mark since the first URL was registered in June 1992.

<http://mg.co.za/article/2015-08-19-sa-hits-one-million-coza-domains>

 

One million .co.za domains registered in SA

At 09h57, on 19 August 2015, South Africa registered its one millionth .co.za domain name. The registration of vulindlela-hpt.co.za with the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) comes 20 years after there were just 450 registered .co.za domains by the end of 1995.

<http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2015/08/one-million-co-za-domains-registered-in-sa/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Challenges for .brands – Transforming ideas into strategy by Corey Grant

The importance of engaging with all the necessary stakeholders in your .brand TLD and ensuring you have company-wide buy-in cannot be understated. But once you have all these players in a room together, what’s next?

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/challenges-for-brands-transforming-ideas-into-strategy/>

 

US firms drop .com from domain names

Did the website address you just went to really end with ".vegas" instead of ".com"? It's not a mistake. Companies, organisations and people are starting to forsake the familiar ".com" and ".org" internet address suffixes, using instead hundreds of new ones like ".legal," ".restaurant," ".solutions," ".movie" and ".nyc" that have been coming on the market since early 2014.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/who-needs-com-domains-like-vegas-pr-nyc-are-trending/2015/08/19/076ca362-464f-11e5-9f53-d1e3ddfd0cda_story.html>

<http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/08/19/us-firms-drop-com-domain-names>

 

Verisign presses Network Solutions for details on .XYZ registrations

Verisign has filed a motion in a Florida court to compel Web.com, parent company of Network Solutions, to provide a witness to testify about how the registrar accounted for free .xyz domain names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/19/verisign-presses-network-solutions-for-details-on-xyz-registrations/>

 

Donuts: Verisign trying to intimidate, bully competitors with .XYZ lawsuit

A judge in U.S. District Court in Washington state has denied Verisign’s request for reconsideration in a subpoena battle involving competitor Donuts. Donuts says Verisign is trying to intimated and bully competitors through similar subpoenas.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/17/donuts-verisign-trying-to-intimidate-bully-competitors-with-xyz-lawsuit/>

 

No, CentralNic isn’t the biggest new gTLD back-end

CentralNic’s registry back-end business may have got a big boost by last week’s news that Google has adopted a .xyz domain for its new parent, but it is not yet the biggest back-end provider.

<http://domainincite.com/19100-no-centralnic-isnt-the-biggest-new-gtld-back-end>

 

Rise of .dog Raises Questions About .cat

Over the past few years, TLDs (like .com and .org) have gone from utilitarian to fashionable. The Republican Party even has .gop. It seems like .lol, introduced Tuesday, would be a pretty big deal, but it has competition from one of the Internet's favorite things: .dog.

<http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/08/17/top_level_domain_dog_approved_cat_is_for_catalan_websites.html>

 

Radix targets 25,000 names for .online’s first day

Radix Registry reckons .online will move at least 15,000 domains in its first day of general availability, but it’s aiming higher.

<http://domainincite.com/19118-radix-targets-25000-names-for-onlines-first-day>

 

This week’s new TLDs: A big week for Donuts, Radix

Donuts releases 5 domains in GA and 3 in early access and Radix preps its “big” one.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/18/this-weeks-new-tlds-a-big-week-for-donuts-radix/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Web.com Loses 93,000 Credit Card Numbers in Breach

Hosting provider Web.com said it was breached last week and hackers made off with payment card and personal data belonging to 93,000 customers.

<https://threatpost.com/web-com-loses-93000-credit-card-numbers-in-breach/114349>

 

Web.com shares drop 12% on data breach news

It’s a down start to the day for stock markets in general, but domain name and hosting company Web.com is having a particularly bad day.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/19/web-com-shares-drop-12-on-data-breach-news/>

 

Web.com hacked, 93,000 cards stolen

The credit card details of 93,000 Web.com customers have been stolen by hackers.

<http://domainincite.com/19121-web-com-hacked-93000-cards-stolen>

 

Web.com breached, 93k credit card details might be compromised

Web.com announced today that a security breach might have disclosed credit card information of 93,000 of its customers.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/18/web-com-breached-93k-credit-card-details-might-be-compromised/>

 

BitTorrent programs can be abused to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

BitTorrent applications used by hundreds of millions of users around the world could be tricked into participating in DDoS attacks, amplifying the malicious traffic generated by attackers by up to 50 times.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/582080/bittorrent-programs-can-abused-amplify-distributed-denial-of-service-attacks/>

 

Hackers Say They Have Released Ashley Madison Files

Hackers claim to have made good on their threat to release data they stole in a breach last month of the company behind Ashley Madison, the popular online dating website aimed at people hoping to cheat on their spouses.

<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/hackers-say-they-have-released-ashley-madison-files/>

 

Ashley Madison infidelity site's customer data 'leaked'

Customer data stolen from Ashley Madison, a dating website for married people who wish to cheat on their spouse, has reportedly been published.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33984017>

 

Ashley Madison database suggests paid-delete option left identifiable data intact

The hacked infidelity site Ashley Madison apparently retained enough personal data about users to identify them to spouses – as the site’s hackers have claimed – despite offering a paid-for “full delete” service, which charged users £15 or $20 to remove all their information.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/19/ashley-madisons-paid-delete-option-left-data-identifying-users-post-claims>

 

Ashley Madison: hackers release 10GB database of 33m accounts

Hackers have released what appear to be sensitive and confidential details of 33m user accounts on the infidelity site Ashley Madison, including names, addresses, emails and information about their sexual preferences. The data from the website, whose tagline is “Life is short. Have an affair”, was released by hackers from the Impact Team cybergroup, and took the form of a 10GB database on the “dark web” that could be accessed through a specialised web browser called Tor.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/19/ashley-madison-hackers-release-10gb-database-of-33m-infidelity-site-accounts>

 

Was the Ashley Madison Database Leaked?

Many news sites and blogs are reporting that the data stolen last month from 37 million users of AshleyMadison.com — a site that facilitates cheating and extramarital affairs — has finally been posted online for the world to see. In the past 48 hours, several huge dumps of data claiming to be the actual AshleyMadison database have turned up online. But there are precious few details in them that would allow one to verify these claims, and the company itself says it so far sees no indication that the files are legitimate.

<http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/08/was-the-ashley-madison-database-leaked/>

 

What's in the Ashley Madison dump?

It appears that hackers have released 10 gigabytes of data stolen from Ashley Madison, a dating website for married people.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33986228>

 

ID Thieves, Blackmailers Have Lots To Gain In Ashley Madison Breach

Unlike the perpetrators of the Sony and Hacking Team doxing attacks, who uploaded stolen data to Pastebin, the attackers who compromised online hook-up site Ashley Madison dumped data on the dark web -- which is only accessible via the Tor anonymization network. The dark web is someplace the average Internet user never goes, but a great deal of criminal activity takes place there, including child exploitation and assassins for hire.

<http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/id-thieves-blackmailers-have-lots-to-gain-in-ashley-madison-breach/d/d-id/1321830>

 

Was the Ashley Madison Database Leaked?

Many news sites and blogs are reporting that the data stolen last month from 37 million users of AshleyMadison.com — a site that facilitates cheating and extramarital affairs — has finally been posted online for the world to see. In the past 48 hours, several huge dumps of data claiming to be the actual AshleyMadison database have turned up online. But there are precious few details in them that would allow one to verify these claims, and the company itself says it so far sees no indication that the files are legitimate.

<http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/08/was-the-ashley-madison-database-leaked/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Make Money Online with Eric Borgos – DNW Podcast #46

Eric Borgos developed one of his best domain names, Bored.com, and sold the site for $4.5 million. He went on to sell over $3 million of domain names after that. On today’s show, he’ll explain how he developed his sites, what has worked…and what hasn’t. Eric will also explain why he bought two bricks-and-mortar flower shops site unseen, and about the toy he created that was sold at Toys”R”Us. He will also discuss his new book “Make Money Online”.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/17/make-money-online-with-eric-borgos-dnw-podcast-46/>

 

eNom joins Sedo Fast Transfer network

Sedo has added eNom to its SedoMLS system in a partnership that opens open millions more potential domains to be sold through Sedo’s sales distribution platform.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/18/enom-joins-sedo-fast-transfer-network/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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Ad Blockers and the Nuisance at the Heart of the Modern Web

The great philosopher Homer Simpson once memorably described alcohol as “the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” Internet advertising is a bit like that — the funder of and terrible nuisance baked into everything you do online.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/20/technology/personaltech/ad-blockers-and-the-nuisance-at-the-heart-of-the-modern-web.html>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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So what's really in the TPP for tech?

Last week IITP President Ian Taylor raised concerns with Trade Minister Tim Groser about several aspects of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations in relation to tech, and especially whether New Zealand's current position banning software patents would be traded away.

<http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/so-whats-really-tpp-tech-177393>

 

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BRAND PROTECTION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Productivity Commission to scrutinise Australia's intellectual property regime

The Productivity Commission will conduct an inquiry into the impact of Australia's intellectual property regime. The inquiry follows a recommendation included in the Harper Review of competition policy that the commission examine the country's IP arrangements.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/582185/productivity-commission-scrutinise-australia-intellectual-property-regime/>

 

Is Joe Hockey going to bust some monopolies? His IP referral gives us hope

Corporate rent seeking is the great Australian pastime. It’s certainly one of our most dynamic growth industries. As we saw with the carbon and mining taxes – the necessary Senate votes were supplied by a party named after a man who stood to gain millions of dollars from the repeal – companies are getting very good at twisting public policy for their own pelf.

<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/19/is-joe-hockey-going-to-bust-some-monopolies-his-ip-referral-gives-us-hope>

 

 

 

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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">U.S. delays plans to cede oversight of Internet administrator to 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/usa-internet-icann-idINKCN0QN07S20150818"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/usa-internet-icann-idINKCN0QN07S20150818</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">My Transition from ICANN CEO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/my-transition-from-icann-ceo"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/my-transition-from-icann-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">An Update on NTIA's Announcement to Extend IANA Functions Contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-ntia-s-announcement-to-extend-iana-functions-contract"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-ntia-s-announcement-to-extend-iana-functions-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">Registrants guilty until proven innocent, say UK cops<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19123-registrants-guilty-until-proven-innocent-say-uk-cops"><span>http://domainincite.com/19123-registrants-guilty-until-proven-innocent-say-uk-cops</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chehad&eacute; Announces Next Move In Life After ICANN As US Govt Extends ICANN IANA Contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/08/18/chehade-life-after-icann/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/08/18/chehade-life-after-icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN CEO will head off to private equity firm<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/17/icann_ceo_going_to_private_equity_firm/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/17/icann_ceo_going_to_private_equity_firm/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Extension Has Little Effect on Search Engine Ranking: Moz Study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/domain-extension-has-little-effect-on-search-engine-ranking-moz-study"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/domain-extension-has-little-effect-on-search-engine-ranking-moz-study</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A change in Australia&rsquo;s web rules would open up the .au space by Derek Whitehead, Adjunct professor at Swinburne University of Technology</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://theconversation.com/a-change-in-australias-web-rules-would-open-up-the-au-space-46203"><span>https://theconversation.com/a-change-in-australias-web-rules-would-open-up-the-au-space-46203</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Challenges for .brands &ndash; Transforming ideas into strategy</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Corey Grant</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/challenges-for-brands-transforming-ideas-into-strategy/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/challenges-for-brands-transforming-ideas-into-strategy/</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">Radix targets 25,000 names for .online&rsquo;s first day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19118-radix-targets-25000-names-for-onlines-first-day"><span>http://domainincite.com/19118-radix-targets-25000-names-for-onlines-first-day</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com Loses 93,000 Credit Card Numbers in Breach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/web-com-loses-93000-credit-card-numbers-in-breach/114349"><span>https://threatpost.com/web-com-loses-93000-credit-card-numbers-in-breach/114349</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">U.S. delays plans to cede oversight of Internet administrator to 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday said it would delay plans to give up oversight of a non-profit agency that manages the Internet's infrastructure until September 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/usa-internet-icann-idINKCN0QN07S20150818"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/usa-internet-icann-idINKCN0QN07S20150818</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/us-usa-internet-icann-idUSKCN0QN02K20150818"><span>http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/us-usa-internet-icann-idUSKCN0QN02K20150818</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. Delays Giving Up Oversight of Internet Administrator Icann<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday delayed for at least a year its plans to give up oversight of a key component of Internet governance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-delays-giving-up-oversight-of-internet-administrator-icann-1439851721"><span>http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-delays-giving-up-oversight-of-internet-administrator-icann-1439851721</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. Transfer of Internet Oversight Is Delayed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a climate of international mistrust over how the government of the United States handles Internet data, the Commerce Department on Monday said it would delay by at least a year its plan to cede authority over the global address system for the web.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/technology/us-transfer-of-internet-oversight-is-delayed.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/technology/us-transfer-of-internet-oversight-is-delayed.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 the IANA Transition by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet&rsquo;s global multistakeholder community has made tremendous progress in its work to develop a proposal to transition the historic stewardship role NTIA has played related to Internet&rsquo;s DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/update-iana-transition"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/update-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">US gives ICANN an extra year to complete transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US government oversight of ICANN and the domain name system will end a year later than originally expected.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19111-us-gives-icann-an-extra-year-to-complete-transition"><span>http://domainincite.com/19111-us-gives-icann-an-extra-year-to-complete-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">US Postpones Domain Name System Handover At Least A Year, Maybe Four<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The United States Department of Commerce office planning to relinquish national control over a remaining key component of the internet domain name system has said it will take at least until September 2016, putting off the transition that had been targeted for next month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/08/19/us-postpones-domain-name-system-handover-at-least-a-year-maybe-four/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/08/19/us-postpones-domain-name-system-handover-at-least-a-year-maybe-four/</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 Mission Has Already Crept by David Maher<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's mission, and the avoidance of "mission creep", is currently the subject of intense debate in the Internet community. Multiple cross-community working groups are dealing with the proposal by an agency of the United States government, NTIA, to give up the last vestiges of its control of the IANA function. Many of the new organizational structures under consideration purport to deal with ICANN's expanding mission.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150818_the_mission_has_already_crept/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150818_the_mission_has_already_crept/</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">My Transition from ICANN CEO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As we move forward on both the IANA transition and my personal transition from ICANN CEO, I would like to let you know that after completing my service at ICANN, I will be engaged in a portfolio of activities. At the center of these, I will be a Senior Advisor on Digital Strategy for ABRY Partners, a Boston-based private equity investment firm.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/my-transition-from-icann-ceo"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/my-transition-from-icann-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">An Update on NTIA's Announcement to Extend IANA Functions Contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's Theresa Swinehart discusses NTIA&rsquo;s announcement of the IANA functions contract extension. The additional time is necessary for the global community to complete its work and for ICANN to implement the community&rsquo;s proposals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-ntia-s-announcement-to-extend-iana-functions-contract"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-ntia-s-announcement-to-extend-iana-functions-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">ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report &ndash; Register for the FY15 Q4 call on 20 August 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has announced its FY15 Q4 Stakeholder Call, which will take place on 20 August at 14:00 UTC. The call will cover how ICANN has progressed against its strategic and operating plans for the Quarter ending 30 June 2015 and will cover some of the information from the latest KPI Beta Dashboard, anticipated to launch around the same time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-08-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-08-17-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Updated Auction Schedule<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Overview: Contention sets are groups of applications containing identical or confusingly similar applied for gTLD strings. Contention sets must be resolved prior to the execution of a Registry Agreement for an applied-for gTLD string. An ICANN facilitated auction is a last resort for resolving string contention sets, as described in the Applicant Guidebook (AGB) section 4.3.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>WEBINAR: Briefing on 2nd Draft CCWG-Accountability Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The CCWG-Accountability published its 2nd Draft Proposal on Work Stream 1 Recommendations for 40-day public comment on 3 August 2015. Community feedback is requested on this draft proposal of proposed enhancements to ICANN's accountability framework that the CCWG-Accountability has identified as essential to happen or be committed to before the IANA Stewardship Transition takes place.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-17-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 Dr. Florian Dr&uuml;cke and Ren&eacute; Houareau, Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V., to Dr. 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/dr%C3%BCcke-houareau-to-crocker-et-al-18aug15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/dr%C3%BCcke-houareau-to-crocker-et-al-18aug15-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 Jamie Baxter, dotgay LLC, 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 lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-18aug15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-18aug15-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 Paul Zamek, EVP: Communications &amp; Strategic Relationships | DotMusic Limited, to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit</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/zamek-to-icann-eiu-17aug15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/zamek-to-icann-eiu-17aug15-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">Registrants guilty until proven innocent, say UK cops<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UK police have stated an eyebrow-raising &ldquo;guilty until proven innocent&rdquo; point of view when it comes to domain name registrations, in comments filed recently with ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19123-registrants-guilty-until-proven-innocent-say-uk-cops"><span>http://domainincite.com/19123-registrants-guilty-until-proven-innocent-say-uk-cops</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chehad&eacute; Announces Next Move In Life After ICANN As US Govt Extends ICANN IANA Contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's CEO And President Fadi Chehad&eacute; has announced that when he departs ICANN he will take up a position in what he describes in a post on the ICANN blog as a portfolio of activities, the main one being a Senior Advisor on Digital Strategy for ABRY Partners, a Boston-based private equity investment firm.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24097"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24097</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/08/18/chehade-life-after-icann/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/08/18/chehade-life-after-icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN CEO will head off to private equity firm<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade has announced where he'll be heading after he breaks his contract 10 months early: private equity firm Abry Partners.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/17/icann_ceo_going_to_private_equity_firm/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/17/icann_ceo_going_to_private_equity_firm/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Did Chehade really quit ICANN for this?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade will become a senior adviser with a private equity firm after he leaves ICANN next March.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19106-did-chehade-really-quit-icann-for-this"><span>http://domainincite.com/19106-did-chehade-really-quit-icann-for-this</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">Domain Extension Has Little Effect on Search Engine Ranking: Moz Study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There is little correlation between a site&rsquo;s domain extension and its Google search ranking, according to a new report from SEO consulting company Moz.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/domain-extension-has-little-effect-on-search-engine-ranking-moz-study"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/domain-extension-has-little-effect-on-search-engine-ranking-moz-study</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A change in Australia&rsquo;s web rules would open up the .au space by Derek Whitehead, Adjunct professor at Swinburne University of Technology</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you want to register an Australian web address, your options may be about to change due to a review of domain name policy that is currently underway.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://theconversation.com/a-change-in-australias-web-rules-would-open-up-the-au-space-46203"><span>https://theconversation.com/a-change-in-australias-web-rules-would-open-up-the-au-space-46203</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smartcompany.com.au/technology/online/48069-a-change-in-australia-s-web-rules-would-open-up-the-au-space.html"><span>http://www.smartcompany.com.au/technology/online/48069-a-change-in-australia-s-web-rules-would-open-up-the-au-space.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/582345/change-australia-web-rules-would-open-up-au-space/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/582345/change-australia-web-rules-would-open-up-au-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">Why this domain name doesn&rsquo;t have to stink<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The launch of a derogatory domain name back in March sent a wave of panic through company public relations teams.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-19/why-the-sucks-domain-doesn-t-have-to-suck"><span>http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-19/why-the-sucks-domain-doesn-t-have-to-suck</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SA hits one million co.za domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of active domains ending in co.za has surpassed the one million mark since the first URL was registered in June 1992.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://mg.co.za/article/2015-08-19-sa-hits-one-million-coza-domains"><span>http://mg.co.za/article/2015-08-19-sa-hits-one-million-coza-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">One million .co.za domains registered in SA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At 09h57, on 19 August 2015, South Africa registered its one millionth .co.za domain name. The registration of vulindlela-hpt.co.za with the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) comes 20 years after there were just 450 registered .co.za domains by the end of 1995.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2015/08/one-million-co-za-domains-registered-in-sa/"><span>http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2015/08/one-million-co-za-domains-registered-in-sa/</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">Challenges for .brands &ndash; Transforming ideas into strategy</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Corey Grant</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The importance of engaging with all the necessary stakeholders in your .brand TLD and ensuring you have company-wide buy-in cannot be understated. But once you have all these players in a room together, what&rsquo;s next?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/challenges-for-brands-transforming-ideas-into-strategy/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/challenges-for-brands-transforming-ideas-into-strategy/</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 firms drop .com from domain names</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Did the website address you just went to really end with ".vegas" instead of ".com"? It's not a mistake. Companies, organisations and people are starting to forsake the familiar ".com" and ".org" internet address suffixes, using instead hundreds of new ones like ".legal," ".restaurant," ".solutions," ".movie" and ".nyc" that have been coming on the market since early 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/who-needs-com-domains-like-vegas-pr-nyc-are-trending/2015/08/19/076ca362-464f-11e5-9f53-d1e3ddfd0cda_story.html"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/who-needs-com-domains-like-vegas-pr-nyc-are-trending/2015/08/19/076ca362-464f-11e5-9f53-d1e3ddfd0cda_story.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/08/19/us-firms-drop-com-domain-names"><span>http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/08/19/us-firms-drop-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">Verisign presses Network Solutions for details on .XYZ registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign has filed a motion in a Florida court to compel Web.com, parent company of Network Solutions, to provide a witness to testify about how the registrar accounted for free .xyz domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/19/verisign-presses-network-solutions-for-details-on-xyz-registrations/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/19/verisign-presses-network-solutions-for-details-on-xyz-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts: Verisign trying to intimidate, bully competitors with .XYZ lawsuit<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A judge in U.S. District Court in Washington state has denied Verisign&rsquo;s request for reconsideration in a subpoena battle involving competitor Donuts. Donuts says Verisign is trying to intimated and bully competitors through similar subpoenas.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/17/donuts-verisign-trying-to-intimidate-bully-competitors-with-xyz-lawsuit/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/17/donuts-verisign-trying-to-intimidate-bully-competitors-with-xyz-lawsuit/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">No, CentralNic isn&rsquo;t the biggest new gTLD back-end<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CentralNic&rsquo;s registry back-end business may have got a big boost by last week&rsquo;s news that Google has adopted a .xyz domain for its new parent, but it is not yet the biggest back-end provider.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19100-no-centralnic-isnt-the-biggest-new-gtld-back-end"><span>http://domainincite.com/19100-no-centralnic-isnt-the-biggest-new-gtld-back-end</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rise of .dog Raises Questions About .cat<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over the past few years, TLDs (like .com and .org) have gone from utilitarian to fashionable. The Republican Party even has .gop. It seems like .lol, introduced Tuesday, would be a pretty big deal, but it has competition from one of the Internet's favorite things: .dog.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/08/17/top_level_domain_dog_approved_cat_is_for_catalan_websites.html"><span>http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/08/17/top_level_domain_dog_approved_cat_is_for_catalan_websites.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">Radix targets 25,000 names for .online&rsquo;s first day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Radix Registry reckons .online will move at least 15,000 domains in its first day of general availability, but it&rsquo;s aiming higher.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19118-radix-targets-25000-names-for-onlines-first-day"><span>http://domainincite.com/19118-radix-targets-25000-names-for-onlines-first-day</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week&rsquo;s new TLDs: A big week for Donuts, Radix<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts releases 5 domains in GA and 3 in early access and Radix preps its &ldquo;big&rdquo; one.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/18/this-weeks-new-tlds-a-big-week-for-donuts-radix/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/18/this-weeks-new-tlds-a-big-week-for-donuts-radix/</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">Web.com Loses 93,000 Credit Card Numbers in Breach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hosting provider Web.com said it was breached last week and hackers made off with payment card and personal data belonging to 93,000 customers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/web-com-loses-93000-credit-card-numbers-in-breach/114349"><span>https://threatpost.com/web-com-loses-93000-credit-card-numbers-in-breach/114349</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com shares drop 12% on data breach news<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s a down start to the day for stock markets in general, but domain name and hosting company Web.com is having a particularly bad day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/19/web-com-shares-drop-12-on-data-breach-news/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/19/web-com-shares-drop-12-on-data-breach-news/</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">Web.com hacked, 93,000 cards stolen<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The credit card details of 93,000 Web.com customers have been stolen by hackers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19121-web-com-hacked-93000-cards-stolen"><span>http://domainincite.com/19121-web-com-hacked-93000-cards-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">Web.com breached, 93k credit card details might be compromised<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com announced today that a security breach might have disclosed credit card information of 93,000 of its customers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/18/web-com-breached-93k-credit-card-details-might-be-compromised/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/18/web-com-breached-93k-credit-card-details-might-be-compromised/</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">BitTorrent programs can be abused to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BitTorrent applications used by hundreds of millions of users around the world could be tricked into participating in DDoS attacks, amplifying the malicious traffic generated by attackers by up to 50 times.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/582080/bittorrent-programs-can-abused-amplify-distributed-denial-of-service-attacks/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/582080/bittorrent-programs-can-abused-amplify-distributed-denial-of-service-attacks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers Say They Have Released Ashley Madison Files<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers claim to have made good on their threat to release data they stole in a breach last month of the company behind Ashley Madison, the popular online dating website aimed at people hoping to cheat on their spouses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/hackers-say-they-have-released-ashley-madison-files/"><span>http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/hackers-say-they-have-released-ashley-madison-files/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ashley Madison infidelity site's customer data 'leaked'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Customer data stolen from Ashley Madison, a dating website for married people who wish to cheat on their spouse, has reportedly been published.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33984017"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33984017</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ashley Madison database suggests paid-delete option left identifiable data intact<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The hacked infidelity site Ashley Madison apparently retained enough personal data about users to identify them to spouses &ndash; as the site&rsquo;s hackers have claimed &ndash; despite offering a paid-for &ldquo;full delete&rdquo; service, which charged users &pound;15 or $20 to remove all their information.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/19/ashley-madisons-paid-delete-option-left-data-identifying-users-post-claims"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/19/ashley-madisons-paid-delete-option-left-data-identifying-users-post-claims</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ashley Madison: hackers release 10GB database of 33m accounts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers have released what appear to be sensitive and confidential details of 33m user accounts on the infidelity site Ashley Madison, including names, addresses, emails and information about their sexual preferences. The data from the website, whose tagline is &ldquo;Life is short. Have an affair&rdquo;, was released by hackers from the Impact Team cybergroup, and took the form of a 10GB database on the &ldquo;dark web&rdquo; that could be accessed through a specialised web browser called Tor.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/19/ashley-madison-hackers-release-10gb-database-of-33m-infidelity-site-accounts"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/19/ashley-madison-hackers-release-10gb-database-of-33m-infidelity-site-accounts</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Was the Ashley Madison Database Leaked?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Many news sites and blogs are reporting that the data stolen last month from 37 million users of AshleyMadison.com &mdash; a site that facilitates cheating and extramarital affairs &mdash; has finally been posted online for the world to see. In the past 48 hours, several huge dumps of data claiming to be the actual AshleyMadison database have turned up online. But there are precious few details in them that would allow one to verify these claims, and the company itself says it so far sees no indication that the files are legitimate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/08/was-the-ashley-madison-database-leaked/"><span>http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/08/was-the-ashley-madison-database-leaked/</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">What's in the Ashley Madison dump?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It appears that hackers have released 10 gigabytes of data stolen from Ashley Madison, a dating website for married people.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33986228"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33986228</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ID Thieves, Blackmailers Have Lots To Gain In Ashley Madison Breach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Unlike the perpetrators of the Sony and Hacking Team doxing attacks, who uploaded stolen data to Pastebin, the attackers who compromised online hook-up site Ashley Madison dumped data on the dark web -- which is only accessible via the Tor anonymization network. The dark web is someplace the average Internet user never goes, but a great deal of criminal activity takes place there, including child exploitation and assassins for hire.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/id-thieves-blackmailers-have-lots-to-gain-in-ashley-madison-breach/d/d-id/1321830"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/id-thieves-blackmailers-have-lots-to-gain-in-ashley-madison-breach/d/d-id/1321830</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Was the Ashley Madison Database Leaked?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Many news sites and blogs are reporting that the data stolen last month from 37 million users of AshleyMadison.com &mdash; a site that facilitates cheating and extramarital affairs &mdash; has finally been posted online for the world to see. In the past 48 hours, several huge dumps of data claiming to be the actual AshleyMadison database have turned up online. But there are precious few details in them that would allow one to verify these claims, and the company itself says it so far sees no indication that the files are legitimate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/08/was-the-ashley-madison-database-leaked/"><span>http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/08/was-the-ashley-madison-database-leaked/</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">Make Money Online with Eric Borgos &ndash; DNW Podcast #46<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Eric Borgos developed one of his best domain names, Bored.com, and sold the site for $4.5 million. He went on to sell over $3 million of domain names after that. On today&rsquo;s show, he&rsquo;ll explain how he developed his sites, what has worked&hellip;and what hasn&rsquo;t. Eric will also explain why he bought two bricks-and-mortar flower shops site unseen, and about the toy he created that was sold at Toys&rdquo;R&rdquo;Us. He will also discuss his new book &ldquo;Make Money Online&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/17/make-money-online-with-eric-borgos-dnw-podcast-46/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/17/make-money-online-with-eric-borgos-dnw-podcast-46/</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">eNom joins Sedo Fast Transfer network<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo has added eNom to its SedoMLS system in a partnership that opens open millions more potential domains to be sold through Sedo&rsquo;s sales distribution platform.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/18/enom-joins-sedo-fast-transfer-network/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/18/enom-joins-sedo-fast-transfer-network/</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">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ad Blockers and the Nuisance at the Heart of the Modern Web<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The great philosopher Homer Simpson once memorably described alcohol as &ldquo;the cause of and solution to all of life&rsquo;s problems.&rdquo; Internet advertising is a bit like that &mdash; the funder of and terrible nuisance baked into everything you do online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/20/technology/personaltech/ad-blockers-and-the-nuisance-at-the-heart-of-the-modern-web.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/20/technology/personaltech/ad-blockers-and-the-nuisance-at-the-heart-of-the-modern-web.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">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">So what's really in the TPP for tech?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week IITP President Ian Taylor raised concerns with Trade Minister Tim Groser about several aspects of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations in relation to tech, and especially whether New Zealand's current position banning software patents would be traded away.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/so-whats-really-tpp-tech-177393"><span>http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/so-whats-really-tpp-tech-177393</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BRAND PROTECTION &amp; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Productivity Commission to scrutinise Australia's intellectual property regime<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Productivity Commission will conduct an inquiry into the impact of Australia's intellectual property regime. The inquiry follows a recommendation included in the Harper Review of competition policy that the commission examine the country's IP arrangements.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/582185/productivity-commission-scrutinise-australia-intellectual-property-regime/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/582185/productivity-commission-scrutinise-australia-intellectual-property-regime/</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 Joe Hockey going to bust some monopolies? His IP referral gives us hope<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Corporate rent seeking is the great Australian pastime. It&rsquo;s certainly one of our most dynamic growth industries. As we saw with the carbon and mining taxes &ndash; the necessary Senate votes were supplied by a party named after a man who stood to gain millions of dollars from the repeal &ndash; companies are getting very good at twisting public policy for their own pelf.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/19/is-joe-hockey-going-to-bust-some-monopolies-his-ip-referral-gives-us-hope"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/19/is-joe-hockey-going-to-bust-some-monopolies-his-ip-referral-gives-us-hope</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>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>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 10 Aug 06:17 2015

auDA domain news - 10 August

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Additional New gTLD Case Studies Now Available!

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/case-studies>

 

Austria - news on domain names in Austria

<http://www.eversheds.com/global/en/what/articles/index.page?ArticleID=en/global/Austria/trademarks-030815>

 

World-first security measure for .au combats increased cybercrime

<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/world-first-security-measure-for-au-combats-increased-cybercrime>

 

.com: Paul Graham Shares Excellent Domain Name Advice

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/paul-graham-shares-excellent-domain-name-advice/>

 

Hollywood's Longest Cybersquatting Feud Nears Finale With Closing Arguments

<http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywoods-longest-cybersquatting-feud-nears-813946>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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ICANN Opens “IANA Stewardship and Accountability Public Comment Periods” by Philip Corwin

Over the past week ICANN has opened dual comment periods on the interrelated proposals for transitioning oversight of the IANA root zone functions form the U.S. government to the multistakeholder ICANN community, and for significantly enhancing that community’s ability to hold ICANN’s Board and staff accountable. When the final proposals are implemented they will mark the biggest changes in ICANN’s oversight and operations since its start seventeen years ago.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-transition-accountability-comments-open/>

 

Speak Up on the IANA Transition and ICANN Accountability

Two key public consultations central to the United States Government’s transition out of its stewardship role of the Domain Name System (DNS) have just been announced. These processes are a crucial opportunity for stakeholders to have their say on important developments directly related to the governance of the DNS. They also provide the chance to demonstrate – and improve – the accountability and the multistakeholder credentials of the institutions at the heart of the Internet ecosystem.

<https://cdt.org/blog/speak-up-on-the-iana-transition-and-icann-accountability/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Additional New gTLD Case Studies Now Available!

As part of ICANN's global efforts to raise awareness of, and interest in new gTLDs, all registries are invited to partner with us to develop case studies. These case studies tell the story of a TLD, including its background and business objectives. They are intended for use as educational resources. We will continue to publish new case studies on this webpage on an ongoing basis.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/case-studies>

 

Request for Proposal for the Independent Review of the Trademark Clearinghouse

ICANN is seeking one or more provider(s) to conduct an independent review of the Trademark Clearinghouse to assess the effectiveness of three key areas related to the Clearinghouse in meeting its intended objectives and to identify considerations for future application rounds of the New gTLD Program.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-07-en>

 

An Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions by Samantha Dickinson

The transition of IANA's stewardship is now another step nearer as two key proposals are opened for public comment:

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

 

PPSAI WG - Status Update and Observations by Don Blumenthal, Graeme Bunton & Steven Metalitz (Working Group co-chairs)

As the co-chairs of the Working Group for Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Issues, we are writing this blog post to try to answer some of the questions that have been raised by the broader Internet community regarding the status of our work. We also will describe the process that a community-based Working Group uses to develop consensus-based policy proposals for consideration by the ICANN Board in order to add context.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ppsai-wg-status-update-and-observations>

 

Design Team Review of Plan for DNS Root Zone KSK Change

Purpose: This public comment proceeding seeks to review the Design Team’s findings to date related to issues and plans for changing the cryptographic key used to originate the DNSSEC chain of trust.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/root-ksk-2015-08-06-en>

 

Letter from Gilles Daigle, General Counsel | SOCAN, to Steve Crocker and Fadi Chehadé

.Music Community Application

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/daigle-to-crocker-chehade-06aug15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Alain Artero, TLDs Project Manager .RADIO | European Broadcasting Union, to Christine Willett

New gTLD Application for .RADIO

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/artero-to-willett-05aug15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Thomas Theune, Director Broadcasting and Online | GEMA – Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte, to Steve Crocker et al.

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/theune-to-crocker-et-al-05aug15-en.pdf>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Austria - news on domain names in Austria

In this case two private trusts claimed for injunctive relief and removal against the defendant based on their community trade mark and the corresponding family name of the second trust. The defendant runs a company whose company name is a combination of that family name and the word “Akademie” (academy). The same combination is registered as a sub-level-domain of the company’s website.

<http://www.eversheds.com/global/en/what/articles/index.page?ArticleID=en/global/Austria/trademarks-030815>

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=efed8cf1-3d3b-4704-86e5-17d505cf95ce>

 

World-first security measure for .au combats increased cybercrime

Last month, Prime Minister Tony Abbott chaired an unprecedented cyber security summit with CEOs and executives from Australia’s leading companies to address the increasing threat of online risks to Australia’s digital economy.According to the Federal Government, the direct cost of cybercrime to Australia in the past 12 months is estimated to be more than $1 billion.

<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/world-first-security-measure-for-au-combats-increased-cybercrime>

 

.Club reveals registrar-sold premium domains

In an unprecedented level of transparency, .Club has revealed which domain names it sold through registrars at premium prices last month.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/07/club-reveals-registrar-sold-premium-domains/>

 

Paul Graham Shares Excellent Domain Name Advice

Paul Graham is one of the most respected people in the startup community, and he frequently shares advice on his personal website, PaulGraham.com. In an article he just published, Change Your Name, Paul discusses the importance of domain names. More precisely, he wrote about the importance of startups owning .com domain names.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/paul-graham-shares-excellent-domain-name-advice/>

 

Paul Graham: Change your name. Get the .Com

Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham has published an essay on his site about why it’s important to get a good company name and its matching .com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/09/paul-graham-change-your-name-get-the-com/>

 

Paul Graham: Change Your Name

If you have a US startup called X and you don't have x.com, you should probably change your name. The reason is not just that people can't find you. For companies with mobile apps, especially, having the right domain name is not as critical as it used to be for getting users. The problem with not having the .com of your name is that it signals weakness. Unless you're so big that your reputation precedes you, a marginal domain suggests you're a marginal company. Whereas (as Stripe shows) having x.com signals strength even if it has no relation to what you do.

<http://paulgraham.com/name.html>

 

CNNIC Released the 2014 Global Chinese Phishing Attack Trends Report

Recently, CNNIC National Engineering Laboratory for Naming and Addressing, in cooperation with Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and Anti-Phishing Alliance of China (APAC), released the 2014 Global Chinese Phishing Attack Trends Report.

<http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201508/t20150807_52709.htm>

 

Renewal rates remain constant for .eu in Q2 2015

The latest progress report from the .eu registry, EURid, has shown that for nine consecutive years’ .eu has maintained its high renewal rate. During the second quarter of 2015, on average 81% of .eu domain names were renewed.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2015/renewal-rates-remain-constant-eu-q2-2015>

 

ICANN Staff Publish Summary of Public Comments on URS at .Travel by Philip Corwin

On July 31st ICANN staff finally published the Report of Public Comments regarding the Proposed Renewal of .TRAVEL Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement, after missing the July 5th due date by more than three weeks.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/urs-travel-comments-report/>

 

vn: Domains vital to brand protection

About 182,000 of 500,000 firms have registered the domain name "VN", a conference on brand protection with the "VN" domain name was told in Dong Nai Province on Thursday.

<http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/274197/domains-vital-to-brand-protection.html>

<http://www.vir.com.vn/domain-names-are-important-for-protecting-brands.html>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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In-House Idea Exchange: Social Media Best Practices

In June 2015, corporate practitioners from a number of countries representing a range of industries took part in two In-House Idea Exchange teleconferences on “gTLDs: One Year Later,” presented by INTA’s In-House Practitioners Committee. The Idea Exchanges were moderated by Kat McGowan (LinkedIn Corporation, USA) and Todd Williams and Claire Kimball (both of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., USA).

<http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/In_House_Idea_Exchange_7014.aspx>

 

Leading law firms sign on as early adopters of ‘.law’ domain

Minds + Machines, the owner of the new “.law” TLD, today announced that two of the world’s most influential law firms have become early adopters of .law. Dedicated to lawyers worldwide, and requiring validation of legal credentials, .law entered into a 60-day Sunrise period on July 30, 2015.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/08/leading-law-firms-sign-on-as-early-adopters-of-law-domain/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Email addresses in DNS records? We'll make a hash of it, says IETF

Email addresses of domain-name admins should be encrypted one-way – aka hashed – when added to DNS records, an IETF working group has decided.

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

 

The Internet of Things: When Sci-Fi Becomes Reality by Ram Mohan

In my last blog post I shared some of the general security challenges that come with the Internet of Things (IoT). In this post, I will focus on one particular security risk: distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Even before the age of IoT, DDoS attacks have been turning multitudes of computers into botnets, attacking a single target and causing denial of services for the target's users. By "multitudes" we can be talking about thousands or even millions of victim devices.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150806_the_internet_of_things_when_sci_fi_becomes_reality/>

 

Web's random numbers are too weak, researchers warn

The data scrambling systems used by millions of web servers could be much weaker than they ought to be, say researchers. A study found shortcomings in the generation of the random numbers used to scramble or encrypt data.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33839925>

 

European Information Security: eco Warns Against Inclusion of All Web Services

The legislative process for a European Directive for Network and Information Security (NIS Directive) is soon to be concluded. With this legislation, the European Commission wants to improve the cooperation of Member States and as such increase the resilience and defensive readiness of the EU against cyber attacks.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/press-releases/european-information-security-eco-warns-against-inclusion-of-all-web-services.html>

 

Internet firms to be subject to new cybersecurity rules in EU

Internet firms such as Cisco, Google and Amazon will be subject to a new EU cybersecurity law forcing them to adopt tough security measures and possibly report serious breaches to national authorities, according to a document seen by Reuters.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/06/eu-cybersecurity-idINKCN0QB1ZF20150806>

 

Attackers could use Internet route hijacking to get fraudulent HTTPS certificates [IDG]

Inherent insecurity in the routing protocol that links networks on the Internet poses a direct threat to the infrastructure that secures communications between users and websites.

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2960552/attackers-could-use-internet-route-hijacking-to-get-fraudulent-https-certificates.html>

 

us: Cybersecurity Bill Is Latest to Be Delayed in Senate

The Senate headed into its August recess on Wednesday without voting on a cybersecurity bill, adding it to a contentious to-do list for September that includes a push to disapprove the Iran nuclear deal and a spending fight mired in abortion politics.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/06/us/politics/cybersecurity-bill-is-latest-to-be-delayed-in-senate.html>

 

us: CISA Manager’s Amendment Falls Short on Privacy and Security

The Senate is expected to consider the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) (S. 754) on the Senate floor this week. The managers of the bill released a manager’s amendment on July 31 that makes some important changes to the bill, but that leaves key privacy and security concerns that CDT identified unaddressed or insufficiently addressed. In short, there are some partial fixes, but huge problems remain.

<https://cdt.org/blog/cisa-managers-amendment-falls-short-on-privacy-and-security/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Hollywood's Longest Cybersquatting Feud Nears Finale With Closing Arguments

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is nearing the end of a cybersquatting case it filed against GoDaddy five years ago, which went to trial this week in a California courtroom.

<http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywoods-longest-cybersquatting-feud-nears-813946>

 

Three Keys to Successful Domain Name Enforcement

Confronted by an ever-expanding Internet and contending with less-than-expansive enforcement budgets, in-house counsel and domain name administrators are forced to make increasingly complex decisions about individual domain name infringements and their domain name portfolios as a whole.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/keys-to-successful-domain-name-enforcement>

 

Targeting Cyberflight, New UDRP Rules Take Effect

As those of you who have participated in one of our recent anti-cybersquatting webinars have heard, new rules went into effect for the UDRP as of July 31. While the changes are mostly technical, the ones I consider most important are designed to prevent what has come to be known as “cyberflight.”

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/targeting-cyberflight-new-udrp-rules-take-effect>

 

Domino’s branded ‘disgraceful’ over .pizza domain saga

A US resident who registered the domain name dominos.pizza has been revealed as a 17-year-old and has hit out at Domino’s Pizza for “disgraceful” tactics after it attempted to wrestle the domain from him.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/domino-s-branded-disgraceful-over-pizza-domain-saga-4443>

 

OpenTLD cybersquatting fight escalates

ICANN has accused OpenTLD, the registrar arm of Freenom, of cybersquatting famous brands even after it was threatened with suspension.

<http://domainincite.com/19064-opentld-cybersquatting-fight-escalates>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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IPv4 Address Exhaustion in APNIC

It has been over four years since APNIC handed out its last “general use” allocation of IPv4 addresses. Since April 2011 APNIC has been restricted to handing out addresses from a “last chance” address pool, and has limited the amount of addresses allocated to each applicant to a maximum of 1,024 addresses, or the equivalent of a /22. In this article I’d like to review where APNIC is up to with its remaining pools of IPv4 addresses.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-08/last8.html>

 

Address Transfers in APNIC

In 2010 the Asia Pacific Regional Address Policy community adopted a policy that permitted address holders in the region to transfer address registration records, enabling an aftermarket in IPv4 addresses to operate with the support of the APNIC registry function. While APNIC was still able to allocate addresses to meet demands there was very little in the way of activity in this market, but once APNIC was down to its last /8 of addresses in April 2011 the level of transfer activity has picked up. In this article I’d like to take a more detailed look at APNIC’s transfer log and see what it can tell us about the level of activity in the address market in the Asia Pacific region.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-08/transfers.html>

 

Building IPv6 capacity in our region

Over the last few years, APNIC and the ITU have been collaborating on IPv6 capacity building in developing economies.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/07/building-ipv6-capacity-in-our-region/>

 

Global IPv6 Summit to Be Held on September 7th 2015

September 7th 2015 will see the Global IPv6 Next Generation Internet Summit 2015 (hereinafter referred to as IPv6 Summit) held in the Presidential Hotel Beijing. The conference will be co-hosted by the IPv6 Forum and BII Group, under the theme of "IPv6 approaching, are you ready?," which will be well attended by top-notch industrial experts both at home and abroad, hundreds of representatives from carriers across the globe, representatives of well-known vendors in the industry, experts from academic agencies, enterprise users, and many influential news outlets, who will discuss the mainstream plans and technical foci of large-scale IPv6 deployment, influence and challenges brought by IPv6 development on network security, Global Internet of Things boosted by IPv6, and other burning issues.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150807_global_ipv6_summit_to_be_held_on_september_7th_2015/>

 

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GoDaddy forecasts current-quarter revenue below estimates, shares fall

Web-hosting company GoDaddy Inc forecast current-quarter revenue slightly below Wall Street estimates, sending its shares down 11 percent in after-market trading.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/05/godaddy-results-idINKCN0QA2EX20150805>

 

GoDaddy reports 16.5% YoY revenue growth

The company posted 16.5% earnings growth in Q2 2015 compared to the same quarter a year ago. That’s a slight decline from the 17.5% year over year number it turned in last quarter.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/05/godaddy-reports-16-5-yoy-revenue-growth/>

 

GoDaddy Reports Strong Second Quarter 2015 Results

GoDaddy Inc. ... reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. "Our investments in products, technology platform, and customer care are delivering innovative and increasingly personalized products and services for our customers around the world, and our second quarter results again show that focusing on their needs drives real shareholder returns. Balanced growth in customers and ARPU drove revenue up over 16% and EBITDA up more than 29%," said Blake Irving, GoDaddy chief executive officer.

<https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2015/GoDaddy-Reports-Strong-Second-Quarter-2015-Results/default.aspx>

 

GoDaddy customers have registered 850k new TLDs

On GoDaddy’s investor conference call this week, the company disclosed that its customers have registered 850,000 names in new TLDs. That’s over the course of about 18 months of availability.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/07/godaddy-customers-have-registered-850k-new-tlds/>

 

Minds + Machines co-founder dumps another 30 million shares

Minds + Machines co-founder Frederick Krueger, who was pushed out of the company at the end of May, has sold another 30 million shares in the company.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/07/minds-machines-co-founder-dumps-another-30-million-shares/>

 

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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2015

Datapipe had the most reliable company website during July, responding successfully to all but one of Netcraft's requests. This continues their regular appearance in the top 10, making 11 of the past 12 months and every month of 2015 so far. Datapipe offers a 100% Uptime Guarantee, and fulfilled this promise on its own site, with 100% uptime recorded over the past 9 years.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/08/05/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-july-2015.html>

 

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INTERNET USE

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Media Consumer Survey 2015: Australian media and digital preferences – fourth edition

This fourth edition of Deloitte’s Media Consumer Survey provides a current snapshot of how Australians are consuming different media and entertainment, using technology and devices, interacting with social networks and responding to advertising.

<http://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/technology-media-and-telecommunications/articles/media-consumer-survey-2015.html>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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New TPP Leaked Text Reveals Countries' Weakening Resistance to Copyright Maximalist Proposals

When we wrote about the intermediary liability provisions in a reported May 2015 leak of the Intellectual Property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) last month, we hadn't actually seen the text. But thanks to the publication of that leak by Knowledge Ecology International yesterday and today, we now have a far better understanding of the current state of play—including some of the reasons why the most recent round of negotiations in Maui fell apart.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/08/new-tpp-leaked-text-reveals-weakening-resistance-maximalist-proposals>

 

Internet Users in Asia-Pacific Want More Opportunities to Participate in Internet Policymaking, According to Latest Internet Society Survey

A newly published Internet Society survey on Internet policy trends in Asia-Pacific found that the majority of respondents would like their government to provide more opportunities for multi-stakeholder involvement in policymaking for the Internet.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-users-asia-pacific-want-more-opportunities-participate-internet-policymaking-according>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Australia emerges as an APAC leader in 15Mbps broadband adoption sector: Akamai

Australia has surfaced as one of the world leaders in Internet speeds, according to content delivery network and Cloud services provider, Akamai Technologies.

<http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/581336/australia-emerges-an-apac-leader-15mbps-broadband-adoption-sector-akamai/>

 

 

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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">Additional New gTLD Case Studies Now Available!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Austria - news on domain names in Austria<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eversheds.com/global/en/what/articles/index.page?ArticleID=en/global/Austria/trademarks-030815"><span>http://www.eversheds.com/global/en/what/articles/index.page?ArticleID=en/global/Austria/trademarks-030815</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">World-first security measure for .au combats increased cybercrime<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ausregistry.com.au/world-first-security-measure-for-au-combats-increased-cybercrime"><span>http://www.ausregistry.com.au/world-first-security-measure-for-au-combats-increased-cybercrime</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.com: Paul Graham Shares Excellent Domain Name Advice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/paul-graham-shares-excellent-domain-name-advice/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>paul</span><span>-</span><span>graham</span><span>-</span><span>shares</span><span>-</span><span>excellent</span><span>-</span><span>domain</span><span>-</span><span>name</span><span>-</span><span>advice</span><span>/</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hollywood's Longest Cybersquatting Feud Nears Finale With Closing Arguments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywoods-longest-cybersquatting-feud-nears-813946"><span>http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywoods-longest-cybersquatting-feud-nears-813946</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">ICANN Opens &ldquo;IANA Stewardship and Accountability Public Comment Periods&rdquo; by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over the past week ICANN has opened dual comment periods on the interrelated proposals for transitioning oversight of the IANA root zone functions form the U.S. government to the multistakeholder ICANN community, and for significantly enhancing that community&rsquo;s ability to hold ICANN&rsquo;s Board and staff accountable. When the final proposals are implemented they will mark the biggest changes in ICANN&rsquo;s oversight and operations since its start seventeen years ago.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-transition-accountability-comments-open/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-transition-accountability-comments-open/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Speak Up on the IANA Transition and ICANN Accountability<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two key public consultations central to the United States Government&rsquo;s transition out of its stewardship role of the Domain Name System (DNS) have just been announced. These processes are a crucial opportunity for stakeholders to have their say on important developments directly related to the governance of the DNS. They also provide the chance to demonstrate &ndash; and improve &ndash; the accountability and the multistakeholder credentials of the institutions at the heart of the Internet ecosystem.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/speak-up-on-the-iana-transition-and-icann-accountability/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/speak-up-on-the-iana-transition-and-icann-accountability/</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">Additional New gTLD Case Studies Now Available!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of ICANN's global efforts to raise awareness of, and interest in new gTLDs, all registries are invited to partner with us to develop case studies. These case studies tell the story of a TLD, including its background and business objectives. They are intended for use as educational resources. We will continue to publish new case studies on this webpage on an ongoing basis.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&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">Request for Proposal for the Independent Review of the Trademark Clearinghouse<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is seeking one or more provider(s) to conduct an independent review of the Trademark Clearinghouse to assess the effectiveness of three key areas related to the Clearinghouse in meeting its intended objectives and to identify considerations for future application rounds of the New gTLD Program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions by Samantha Dickinson<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The transition of IANA's stewardship is now another step nearer as two key proposals are opened for public comment:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PPSAI WG - Status Update and Observations by Don Blumenthal, Graeme Bunton &amp; Steven Metalitz (Working Group co-chairs)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the co-chairs of the Working Group for Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Issues, we are writing this blog post to try to answer some of the questions that have been raised by the broader Internet community regarding the status of our work. We also will describe the process that a community-based Working Group uses to develop consensus-based policy proposals for consideration by the ICANN Board in order to add context.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ppsai-wg-status-update-and-observations"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ppsai-wg-status-update-and-observations</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Design Team Review of Plan for DNS Root Zone KSK Change<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose: This public comment proceeding seeks to review the Design Team&rsquo;s findings to date related to issues and plans for changing the cryptographic key used to originate the DNSSEC chain of trust.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/root-ksk-2015-08-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/root-ksk-2015-08-06-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Gilles Daigle, General Counsel | SOCAN, to Steve Crocker and Fadi Chehad&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Music Community Application<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/daigle-to-crocker-chehade-06aug15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/daigle-to-crocker-chehade-06aug15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Alain Artero, TLDs Project Manager .RADIO | European Broadcasting Union, to Christine Willett<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .RADIO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/artero-to-willett-05aug15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/artero-to-willett-05aug15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Thomas Theune, Director Broadcasting and Online | GEMA &ndash; Gesellschaft f&uuml;r musikalische Auff&uuml;hrungs- und mechanische Vervielf&auml;ltigungsrechte, 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/theune-to-crocker-et-al-05aug15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/theune-to-crocker-et-al-05aug15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Austria - news on domain names in Austria<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In this case two private trusts claimed for injunctive relief and removal against the defendant based on their community trade mark and the corresponding family name of the second trust. The defendant runs a company whose company name is a combination of that family name and the word &ldquo;Akademie&rdquo; (academy). The same combination is registered as a sub-level-domain of the company&rsquo;s website.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eversheds.com/global/en/what/articles/index.page?ArticleID=en/global/Austria/trademarks-030815"><span>http://www.eversheds.com/global/en/what/articles/index.page?ArticleID=en/global/Austria/trademarks-030815</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=efed8cf1-3d3b-4704-86e5-17d505cf95ce"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=efed8cf1-3d3b-4704-86e5-17d505cf95ce</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">World-first security measure for .au combats increased cybercrime<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last month, Prime Minister Tony Abbott chaired an unprecedented cyber security summit with CEOs and executives from Australia&rsquo;s leading companies to address the increasing threat of online risks to Australia&rsquo;s digital economy.According to the Federal Government, the direct cost of cybercrime to Australia in the past 12 months is estimated to be more than $1 billion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ausregistry.com.au/world-first-security-measure-for-au-combats-increased-cybercrime"><span>http://www.ausregistry.com.au/world-first-security-measure-for-au-combats-increased-cybercrime</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Club reveals registrar-sold premium domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In an unprecedented level of transparency, .Club has revealed which domain names it sold through registrars at premium prices last month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/07/club-reveals-registrar-sold-premium-domains/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/07/club-reveals-registrar-sold-premium-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">Paul Graham Shares Excellent Domain Name Advice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Paul Graham is one of the most respected people in the startup community, and he frequently shares advice on his personal website, PaulGraham.com. In an article he just published, Change Your Name, Paul discusses the importance of domain names. More precisely, he wrote about the importance of startups owning .com domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/paul-graham-shares-excellent-domain-name-advice/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>paul</span><span>-</span><span>graham</span><span>-</span><span>shares</span><span>-</span><span>excellent</span><span>-</span><span>domain</span><span>-</span><span>name</span><span>-</span><span>advice</span><span>/</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Paul Graham: Change your name. Get the .Com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham has published an essay on his site about why it&rsquo;s important to get a good company name and its matching .com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/09/paul-graham-change-your-name-get-the-com/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/09/paul-graham-change-your-name-get-the-com/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Paul Graham: Change Your Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you have a US startup called X and you don't have x.com, you should probably change your name. The reason is not just that people can't find you. For companies with mobile apps, especially, having the right domain name is not as critical as it used to be for getting users. The problem with not having the .com of your name is that it signals weakness. Unless you're so big that your reputation precedes you, a marginal domain suggests you're a marginal company. Whereas (as Stripe shows) having x.com signals strength even if it has no relation to what you do.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://paulgraham.com/name.html"><span>http://paulgraham.com/name.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">CNNIC Released the 2014 Global Chinese Phishing Attack Trends Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recently, CNNIC National Engineering Laboratory for Naming and Addressing, in cooperation with Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and Anti-Phishing Alliance of China (APAC), released the 2014 Global Chinese Phishing Attack Trends Report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201508/t20150807_52709.htm"><span>http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201508/t20150807_52709.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">Renewal rates remain constant for .eu in Q2 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The latest progress report from the .eu registry, EURid, has shown that for nine consecutive years&rsquo; .eu has maintained its high renewal rate. During the second quarter of 2015, on average 81% of .eu domain names were renewed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2015/renewal-rates-remain-constant-eu-q2-2015"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2015/renewal-rates-remain-constant-eu-q2-2015</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Staff Publish Summary of Public Comments on URS at .Travel by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On July 31st ICANN staff finally published the Report of Public Comments regarding the Proposed Renewal of .TRAVEL Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement, after missing the July 5th due date by more than three weeks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/urs-travel-comments-report/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/urs-travel-comments-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">vn: Domains vital to brand protection<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">About 182,000 of 500,000 firms have registered the domain name "VN", a conference on brand protection with the "VN" domain name was told in Dong Nai Province on Thursday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/274197/domains-vital-to-brand-protection.html"><span>http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/274197/domains-vital-to-brand-protection.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.vir.com.vn/domain-names-are-important-for-protecting-brands.html"><span>http://www.vir.com.vn/domain-names-are-important-for-protecting-brands.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In-House Idea Exchange: Social Media Best Practices<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In June 2015, corporate practitioners from a number of countries representing a range of industries took part in two In-House Idea Exchange teleconferences on &ldquo;gTLDs: One Year Later,&rdquo; presented by INTA&rsquo;s In-House Practitioners Committee. The Idea Exchanges were moderated by Kat McGowan (LinkedIn Corporation, USA) and Todd Williams and Claire Kimball (both of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., USA).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/In_House_Idea_Exchange_7014.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/In_House_Idea_Exchange_7014.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Leading law firms sign on as early adopters of &lsquo;.law&rsquo; domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines, the owner of the new &ldquo;.law&rdquo; TLD, today announced that two of the world&rsquo;s most influential law firms have become early adopters of .law. Dedicated to lawyers worldwide, and requiring validation of legal credentials, .law entered into a 60-day Sunrise period on July 30, 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/08/leading-law-firms-sign-on-as-early-adopters-of-law-domain/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/08/leading-law-firms-sign-on-as-early-adopters-of-law-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Email addresses in DNS records? We'll make a hash of it, says IETF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Email addresses of domain-name admins should be encrypted one-way &ndash; aka hashed &ndash; when added to DNS records, an IETF working group has decided.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/07/ietf_ups_encryption_in_dns_protocol/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/07/ietf_ups_encryption_in_dns_protocol/</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 Internet of Things: When Sci-Fi Becomes Reality by Ram Mohan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In my last blog post I shared some of the general security challenges that come with the Internet of Things (IoT). In this post, I will focus on one particular security risk: distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Even before the age of IoT, DDoS attacks have been turning multitudes of computers into botnets, attacking a single target and causing denial of services for the target's users. By "multitudes" we can be talking about thousands or even millions of victim devices.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150806_the_internet_of_things_when_sci_fi_becomes_reality/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150806_the_internet_of_things_when_sci_fi_becomes_reality/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web's random numbers are too weak, researchers warn<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The data scrambling systems used by millions of web servers could be much weaker than they ought to be, say researchers. A study found shortcomings in the generation of the random numbers used to scramble or encrypt data.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33839925"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33839925</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European Information Security: eco Warns Against Inclusion of All Web Services<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The legislative process for a European Directive for Network and Information Security (NIS Directive) is soon to be concluded. With this legislation, the European Commission wants to improve the cooperation of Member States and as such increase the resilience and defensive readiness of the EU against cyber attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/press-releases/european-information-security-eco-warns-against-inclusion-of-all-web-services.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/press-releases/european-information-security-eco-warns-against-inclusion-of-all-web-services.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet firms to be subject to new cybersecurity rules in EU<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet firms such as Cisco, Google and Amazon will be subject to a new EU cybersecurity law forcing them to adopt tough security measures and possibly report serious breaches to national authorities, according to a document seen by Reuters.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/06/eu-cybersecurity-idINKCN0QB1ZF20150806"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/06/eu-cybersecurity-idINKCN0QB1ZF20150806</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Attackers could use Internet route hijacking to get fraudulent HTTPS certificates [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Inherent insecurity in the routing protocol that links networks on the Internet poses a direct threat to the infrastructure that secures communications between users and websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2960552/attackers-could-use-internet-route-hijacking-to-get-fraudulent-https-certificates.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/2960552/attackers-could-use-internet-route-hijacking-to-get-fraudulent-https-certificates.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: Cybersecurity Bill Is Latest to Be Delayed in Senate<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Senate headed into its August recess on Wednesday without voting on a cybersecurity bill, adding it to a contentious to-do list for September that includes a push to disapprove the Iran nuclear deal and a spending fight mired in abortion politics.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/06/us/politics/cybersecurity-bill-is-latest-to-be-delayed-in-senate.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/06/us/politics/cybersecurity-bill-is-latest-to-be-delayed-in-senate.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: CISA Manager&rsquo;s Amendment Falls Short on Privacy and Security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Senate is expected to consider the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) (S. 754) on the Senate floor this week. The managers of the bill released a manager&rsquo;s amendment on July 31 that makes some important changes to the bill, but that leaves key privacy and security concerns that CDT identified unaddressed or insufficiently addressed. In short, there are some partial fixes, but huge problems remain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/cisa-managers-amendment-falls-short-on-privacy-and-security/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/cisa-managers-amendment-falls-short-on-privacy-and-security/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hollywood's Longest Cybersquatting Feud Nears Finale With Closing Arguments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is nearing the end of a cybersquatting case it filed against GoDaddy five years ago, which went to trial this week in a California courtroom.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywoods-longest-cybersquatting-feud-nears-813946"><span>http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywoods-longest-cybersquatting-feud-nears-813946</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Three Keys to Successful Domain Name Enforcement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Confronted by an ever-expanding Internet and contending with less-than-expansive enforcement budgets, in-house counsel and domain name administrators are forced to make increasingly complex decisions about individual domain name infringements and their domain name portfolios as a whole.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/keys-to-successful-domain-name-enforcement"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/keys-to-successful-domain-name-enforcement</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Targeting Cyberflight, New UDRP Rules Take Effect<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As those of you who have participated in one of our recent anti-cybersquatting webinars have heard, new rules went into effect for the UDRP as of July 31. While the changes are mostly technical, the ones I consider most important are designed to prevent what has come to be known as &ldquo;cyberflight.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/targeting-cyberflight-new-udrp-rules-take-effect"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/targeting-cyberflight-new-udrp-rules-take-effect</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domino&rsquo;s branded &lsquo;disgraceful&rsquo; over .pizza domain saga<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A US resident who registered the domain name dominos.pizza has been revealed as a 17-year-old and has hit out at Domino&rsquo;s Pizza for &ldquo;disgraceful&rdquo; tactics after it attempted to wrestle the domain from him.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/domino-s-branded-disgraceful-over-pizza-domain-saga-4443"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/domino-s-branded-disgraceful-over-pizza-domain-saga-4443</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">OpenTLD cybersquatting fight escalates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has accused OpenTLD, the registrar arm of Freenom, of cybersquatting famous brands even after it was threatened with suspension.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19064-opentld-cybersquatting-fight-escalates"><span>http://domainincite.com/19064-opentld-cybersquatting-fight-escalates</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv4 Address Exhaustion in APNIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It has been over four years since APNIC handed out its last &ldquo;general use&rdquo; allocation of IPv4 addresses. Since April 2011 APNIC has been restricted to handing out addresses from a &ldquo;last chance&rdquo; address pool, and has limited the amount of addresses allocated to each applicant to a maximum of 1,024 addresses, or the equivalent of a /22. In this article I&rsquo;d like to review where APNIC is up to with its remaining pools of IPv4 addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-08/last8.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-08/last8.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">Address Transfers in APNIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In 2010 the Asia Pacific Regional Address Policy community adopted a policy that permitted address holders in the region to transfer address registration records, enabling an aftermarket in IPv4 addresses to operate with the support of the APNIC registry function. While APNIC was still able to allocate addresses to meet demands there was very little in the way of activity in this market, but once APNIC was down to its last /8 of addresses in April 2011 the level of transfer activity has picked up. In this article I&rsquo;d like to take a more detailed look at APNIC&rsquo;s transfer log and see what it can tell us about the level of activity in the address market in the Asia Pacific region.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-08/transfers.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-08/transfers.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">Building IPv6 capacity in our region<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over the last few years, APNIC and the ITU have been collaborating on IPv6 capacity building in developing economies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/07/building-ipv6-capacity-in-our-region/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/07/building-ipv6-capacity-in-our-region/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Global IPv6 Summit to Be Held on September 7th 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">September 7th 2015 will see the Global IPv6 Next Generation Internet Summit 2015 (hereinafter referred to as IPv6 Summit) held in the Presidential Hotel Beijing. The conference will be co-hosted by the IPv6 Forum and BII Group, under the theme of "IPv6 approaching, are you ready?," which will be well attended by top-notch industrial experts both at home and abroad, hundreds of representatives from carriers across the globe, representatives of well-known vendors in the industry, experts from academic agencies, enterprise users, and many influential news outlets, who will discuss the mainstream plans and technical foci of large-scale IPv6 deployment, influence and challenges brought by IPv6 development on network security, Global Internet of Things boosted by IPv6, and other burning issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150807_global_ipv6_summit_to_be_held_on_september_7th_2015/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150807_global_ipv6_summit_to_be_held_on_september_7th_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">**********************<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">GoDaddy forecasts current-quarter revenue below estimates, shares fall<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web-hosting company GoDaddy Inc forecast current-quarter revenue slightly below Wall Street estimates, sending its shares down 11 percent in after-market trading.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/05/godaddy-results-idINKCN0QA2EX20150805"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/05/godaddy-results-idINKCN0QA2EX20150805</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy reports 16.5% YoY revenue growth<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The company posted 16.5% earnings growth in Q2 2015 compared to the same quarter a year ago. That&rsquo;s a slight decline from the 17.5% year over year number it turned in last quarter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/05/godaddy-reports-16-5-yoy-revenue-growth/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/05/godaddy-reports-16-5-yoy-revenue-growth/</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">GoDaddy Reports Strong Second Quarter 2015 Results<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy Inc. ... reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. "Our investments in products, technology platform, and customer care are delivering innovative and increasingly personalized products and services for our customers around the world, and our second quarter results again show that focusing on their needs drives real shareholder returns. Balanced growth in customers and ARPU drove revenue up over 16% and EBITDA up more than 29%," said Blake Irving, GoDaddy chief executive officer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2015/GoDaddy-Reports-Strong-Second-Quarter-2015-Results/default.aspx"><span>https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2015/GoDaddy-Reports-Strong-Second-Quarter-2015-Results/default.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy customers have registered 850k new TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On GoDaddy&rsquo;s investor conference call this week, the company disclosed that its customers have registered 850,000 names in new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s. That&rsquo;s over the course of about 18 months of availability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/07/godaddy-customers-have-registered-850k-new-tlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/07/godaddy-customers-have-registered-850k-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">Minds + Machines co-founder dumps another 30 million shares<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines co-founder Frederick Krueger, who was pushed out of the company at the end of May, has sold another 30 million shares in the company.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/07/minds-machines-co-founder-dumps-another-30-million-shares/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/07/minds-machines-co-founder-dumps-another-30-million-shares/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Datapipe had the most reliable company website during July, responding successfully to all but one of Netcraft's requests. This continues their regular appearance in the top 10, making 11 of the past 12 months and every month of 2015 so far. Datapipe offers a 100% Uptime Guarantee, and fulfilled this promise on its own site, with 100% uptime recorded over the past 9 years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/08/05/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-july-2015.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/08/05/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-july-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">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Media Consumer Survey 2015: Australian media and digital preferences &ndash; fourth edition</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This fourth edition of Deloitte&rsquo;s Media Consumer Survey provides a current snapshot of how Australians are consuming different media and entertainment, using technology and devices, interacting with social networks and responding to advertising.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/technology-media-and-telecommunications/articles/media-consumer-survey-2015.html"><span>http://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/technology-media-and-telecommunications/articles/media-consumer-survey-2015.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">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New TPP Leaked Text Reveals Countries' Weakening Resistance to Copyright Maximalist Proposals<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When we wrote about the intermediary liability provisions in a reported May 2015 leak of the Intellectual Property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) last month, we hadn't actually seen the text. But thanks to the publication of that leak by Knowledge Ecology International yesterday and today, we now have a far better understanding of the current state of play&mdash;including some of the reasons why the most recent round of negotiations in Maui fell apart.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/08/new-tpp-leaked-text-reveals-weakening-resistance-maximalist-proposals"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/08/new-tpp-leaked-text-reveals-weakening-resistance-maximalist-proposals</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 Users in Asia-Pacific Want More Opportunities to Participate in Internet Policymaking, According to Latest Internet Society Survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A newly published Internet Society survey on Internet policy trends in Asia-Pacific found that the majority of respondents would like their government to provide more opportunities for multi-stakeholder involvement in policymaking for the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-users-asia-pacific-want-more-opportunities-participate-internet-policymaking-according"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-users-asia-pacific-want-more-opportunities-participate-internet-policymaking-according</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia emerges as an APAC leader in 15Mbps broadband adoption sector: Akamai<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia has surfaced as one of the world leaders in Internet speeds, according to content delivery network and Cloud services provider, Akamai Technologies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/581336/australia-emerges-an-apac-leader-15mbps-broadband-adoption-sector-akamai/"><span>http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/581336/australia-emerges-an-apac-leader-15mbps-broadband-adoption-sector-akamai/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 6 Aug 00:10 2015

auDA domain news - 6 August

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Who Will Govern the Internet Is the Key Global Issue Today by Carl Bildt

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-bildt/who-govern-internet_b_7922948.html>

 

Internet experts submit draft plan for U.S. to cede domain oversight

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/03/usa-internet-icann-idINKCN0Q822X20150803>

 

If you read anything today about ICANN taking over the internet, make sure it's this

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/04/removal_us_government_from_internet_control/>

 

Let Your Voice be Heard on IANA Transition by Lawrence E. Strickling

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/let-your-voice-be-heard-iana-transition>

 

New gTLDs not an illegal conspiracy, court rules

<http://domainincite.com/19041-new-gtlds-not-an-illegal-conspiracy-court-rules>

 

African Union slams “dysfunctional” IRP as ICANN tries to fend off cover-up claims

<http://domainincite.com/19046-african-union-slams-dysfunctional-irp-as-icann-tries-to-fend-off-cover-up-claims>

 

ICANN gets hacked, again

<http://domainincite.com/19060-icann-gets-hacked-again>

 

NetSol's new con; renewing unwanted .xyz domains

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2956590/security/netsols-new-con-renewing-unwanted-xyz-domains.html>

 

Dozens of dot-brands finally sign ICANN contracts

<http://domainincite.com/19057-dozens-of-dot-brands-finally-sign-icann-contracts>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Who Will Govern the Internet Is the Key Global Issue Today by Carl Bildt, Former Swedish Foreign Minister and Prime Minister; Chairman, Global Commission on Internet Governance

The Internet has already become the most important infrastructure of the world. And that's just the beginning. Soon it will also be the infrastructure of all of our other infrastructures.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-bildt/who-govern-internet_b_7922948.html>

 

Internet experts submit draft plan for U.S. to cede domain oversight

After months of work, a group of international Internet experts has released a proposal describing how the U.S. government can complete its domestically controversial plan to cede oversight of the non-profit that manages the Internet's names and addresses.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/03/usa-internet-icann-idINKCN0Q822X20150803>

 

If you read anything today about ICANN taking over the internet, make sure it's this

The internet community has published its plan to pull the United States government out of its role at the top of the internet's hierarchy.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/04/removal_us_government_from_internet_control/>

 

Let Your Voice be Heard on IANA Transition by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling

Nearly 17 months ago, NTIA kicked off activities to complete the privatization of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) as promised in 1998 by transitioning our stewardship role over certain technical functions related to the DNS.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/let-your-voice-be-heard-iana-transition>

 

The IANA Stewardship Transition - Now Is the Time to Share Your Views by Konstantinos Komaitis

The IANA Stewardship Transition process may have started more than a year ago, but last week it reached its pinnacle with the publication of the compiled Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the US Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the Global Multistakeholder Community" by the IANA Coordination Group.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150805_iana_stewardship_transition_now_is_the_time_to_share_your_views/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) to Host Webinars in Conjunction with Call for Public Comment

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold two webinars regarding the Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the Global Multistakeholder Community. The webinars will help the public understand the proposal, the purpose of the ICG’s public comment period, and how to provide public comments.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-04-en>

 

Reset ICANN.org Website Login Password

ICANN has reason to believe that within the last week, usernames/email addresses and encrypted passwords for profile accounts created on the ICANN.org public website were obtained by an unauthorized person.

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

 

Letter from Athen O’Shea, Chair | Q Center Board of Directors, to Akram Atallah, Christine Willett, Cherine Chalaby

New gTLD application for .GAY

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/o’shea-to-chalaby-et-al-25jun15-en.pdf>

 

Ready, Set, Engage: The Inaugural ICANN Global Domains Division (GDD) Industry Summit by Cyrus Namazi | Vice President, Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement

ICANN's inaugural Global Domains Division (GDD) Industry Summit will be held 9-11 September, 2015. The three day event is intended to provide our contracted parties, resellers, and New gTLD applicants with the opportunity to discuss industry trends, operational issues, and emerging and ongoing challenges, as well as network with each other and ICANN staff in a more intimate setting than the tri-annual ICANN conferences. The Summit will also offer our staff additional insights into specific operational needs and challenges facing our contracted parties.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ready-set-engage-the-inaugural-icann-global-domains-division-gdd-industry-summit>

 

Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability 2nd Draft Report (Work Stream 1)

Purpose (Brief): The CCWG-Accountability requests community feedback on its 2nd Draft Proposal of proposed enhancements to ICANN's accountability framework it has identified as essential to happen or be committed to before the IANA Stewardship Transition takes place (Work Stream 1). Community input will help the CCWG-Accountability improve its proposal and carry on with next steps, including Chartering Organizations' endorsement of the CCWG-Accountability output before it is submitted to the ICANN Board of Directors during or after ICANN54.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-03-en>

 

ICANN wins a very weak TLD lawsuit

Back in the 1990s as the Internet was starting to become visible to the world, several people had the bright idea of setting up their own TLDs and selling names in competition with what was then the monopoly registrar Network Solutions (NSI). For these new TLDs to be usable, either the TLD operators had to persuade people to use their root servers rather than the IANA servers, or else get their TLDs into the IANA root.

<http://jl.ly/ICANN/namespace.html>

 

9th Cir. Dumps Antitrust Suit Against ICANN

An Internet registry specializing in "expressive" TLDs cannot proceed with antitrust claims against a goverment-linked domain assigner, the Ninth Circuit ruled.

<http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/08/03/9th-cir-dumps-antitrust-suit-against-icann.htm>

 

New gTLDs not an illegal conspiracy, court rules

ICANN has beaten off a lawsuit from alternate root provider name.space for a second time, with a US appeals court ruling that the new gTLD program was not an illegal conspiracy.

<http://domainincite.com/19041-new-gtlds-not-an-illegal-conspiracy-court-rules>

 

African Union slams “dysfunctional” IRP as ICANN tries to fend off cover-up claims

The African Union Commission has criticized ICANN’s “dysfunctional accountability process” that has kept the proposed .africa gTLD in limbo for the last few years.

<http://domainincite.com/19046-african-union-slams-dysfunctional-irp-as-icann-tries-to-fend-off-cover-up-claims>

 

ICANN gets hacked, again

ICANN has been hacked again and your user names and passwords may have been compromised.

<http://domainincite.com/19060-icann-gets-hacked-again>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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NetSol's new con; renewing unwanted .xyz domains

Network Solutions continues their dubiously ethical practices by trying to con customers into renewing domains they never registered

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2956590/security/netsols-new-con-renewing-unwanted-xyz-domains.html>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Dozens of dot-brands finally sign ICANN contracts

Dot-brand gTLD applicants that were playing wait-and-see with ICANN’s contracting process signed Registry Agreements in droves last week.

<http://domainincite.com/19057-dozens-of-dot-brands-finally-sign-icann-contracts>

 

SPA INDUSTRY FIGHTS DONUTS…INC.

Fitness buffs have long fought against the seductive lure of donuts. So it seems apropos that a group of spa and wellness centers is locked in a high-tech battle with a company called Donuts Inc.

<http://www.bna.com/spa-industry-fights-b17179934257/>

 

The Problem is Not Just The New gTLD Program…

Last month, a fake news report about Twitter appeared on a newly created website found on Bloomberg.Market. The website, created on a new gTLD domain name, had a design that apparently looked like the genuine Bloomberg website. The resulting confusion briefly caused a jump in the price of Twitter stock.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/the-problem-is-not-just-the-new-gtld-program/>

 

ZACR relieved by dotafrica adjudicator ruling

<http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/zacr-relieved-dotafrica-adjudicator-ruling/10415/>

 

Hitting the Slopes with Rob Rozicki – DNW Podcast #44

What better time to think about snow skiing than during the heat of the summer? On this episode, Starting Dot SVP Rob Rozicki joins us to discuss TLDs, including his company’s forthcoming .Ski. Rob is candid about the success of new TLDs so far, including Starting Dot’s .Bio and .Archi.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/03/hitting-the-slopes-with-rob-rozicki-dnw-podcast-44/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Hackers target internet address bug to disrupt sites

Hackers are exploiting a serious flaw in the internet's architecture, according to a security firm. The bug targets systems which convert URLs into IP addresses.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33764155>

 

us: Cybersecurity bill could 'sweep away' internet users' privacy, agency warns

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday said a controversial new surveillance bill could sweep away “important privacy protections”, a move that bodes ill for the measure’s return to the floor of the Senate this week.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/03/cisa-homeland-security-privacy-data-internet>

 

Cleaning up botnets takes years, if ever, to complete [IDG]

In late 2008, a worm called Conficker began infecting millions of computers, startling the computer security community into action.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/581111/cleaning-up-botnets-takes-years-ever-complete/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/581111/cleaning-up-botnets-takes-years-ever-complete/>

 

US counterterrorism expert says it's time to give companies offensive cybercapabilities [IDG]

The U.S. government should deputize private companies to strike back against cyberattackers as a way to discourage widespread threats against the nation's businesses, a former government official says.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/581082/counterterrorism-expert-says-it-time-give-companies-offensive-cybercapabilities/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/581082/counterterrorism-expert-says-it-time-give-companies-offensive-cybercapabilities/>

 

DHS Raises Privacy Concerns With Senate Cyber Threat Sharing Bill

A major information-sharing bill that’s in the Senate right now would allow private organizations to share threat data with any government agency, something that the Department of Homeland Security says could have severe privacy implications and cause confusion and inefficiencies inside the federal government.

<https://threatpost.com/dhs-raises-privacy-concerns-with-senate-cyber-threat-sharing-bill/114129>

 

Why we should all care about cyber crime: the risk to you and me

In today's world, the reality is that all individuals and organisations connected to the internet are vulnerable to cyber attack.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-05/why-we-should-care-about-cyber-crime/6673274>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Movie Studios Seek SOPA Power Through Broad Site-Blocking Order

Major movie studios are again trying to make a website they don’t like disappear without a trial. This time, the studios are asking for one court order to bind every domain name registrar, registry, hosting provider, payment processor, caching service, advertising network, social network, and bulletin board—in short, the entire Internet—to block and filter a site called Movietube. If they succeed, the studios could set a dangerous precedent for quick website blocking with little or no court supervision, and with Internet service and infrastructure companies conscripted as enforcers.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/08/movie-studios-seek-sopapower-through-broad-site-blocking-order>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Cybersquatting Trial Against GoDaddy Begins

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday asked for a $30 million damages award against domain giant GoDaddy as arguments began in the first day of a high-stakes cybersquatting trial.

<http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/08/04/cybersquatting-trial-against-godaddy-begins.htm>

 

Rightside has record revenue in Q2

Domain name company Rightside posted record revenue of $52.2 million in Q2, the company announced today. That compares to $46.7 million in Q2 2014 and $50.5 million in the first quarter of this year.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/04/rightside-has-record-revenue-in-q2/>

 

Rightside Announces Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Rightside Group, Ltd. ... announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.  "In the second quarter, we delivered record revenue and strong performance across our business," said Chief Executive Officer Taryn Naidu.

<http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=925683>

 

Rightside and NameCheap ink longer term deal

After frequent short-term extensions, Rightside’s eNom and reseller NameCheap have signed a longer term reseller deal.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/04/rightside-and-namecheap-ink-longer-term-deal/>

 

What’s a registrar to do?

In my previous two blog posts, I discussed the challenges that the domain industry is undergoing based on the increase in domain extension options and the growing percentage of domain extensions with a specific “TLD Focus.” Now it’s time to talk about how registrars and registries should be responding to these changes. I’ll start by focusing on registrars in this post and cover registry response in my next post.

<http://rightside.co/news/blog/news-from-rightside/news/whats-a-registrar-to-do/>

 

Next-gen secure email using internet's own DNS – your help needed

A group of researchers from the US government and dot-com operator VeriSign are working on a new system for secure email: using domain names.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/03/nextgen_secure_email/>

 

Three questions with Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google

TechTank is launching a new series called Three Questions, where TechTank asks technology leaders to comment on policy issues in their area of expertise. Our inaugural post in this series features Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google.

<http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2015/08/03-three-questions-vint-cerf>

 

.Com Winners & Losers: Uniregistry posts a big gain

ICANN has published the latest Verisign .com monthly report, containing data from April.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/05/com-winners-losers-uniregistry-posts-a-big-gain/>

 

Rightside: 2 $100k .Video Sales, $1M from .News and new TLD renewal rates

Rightside held its quarterly analyst call yesterday after releasing second quarter results.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/05/rightside-2-100k-video-sales-1m-from-news-and-new-tld-renewal-rates/>

 

GoDaddy Opens Australia Office to Target Local SMBs

GoDaddy has officially launched in Australia, where it will seek to tap into a large market of small and medium-sized enterprises without websites.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-opens-australia-office-to-target-local-smbs>

 

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Internet Australia joins outcry at telco infrastructure security bill

Internet Australia has joined representatives of the telecommunications and ICT industries in condemning a draft bill the government says is intended to boost the security of Australia's telco infrastructure.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/581217/internet-australia-joins-outcry-telco-infrastructure-security-bill/>

 

 

 

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Who Will Govern the Internet Is the Key Global Issue Today by Carl Bildt<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-bildt/who-govern-internet_b_7922948.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-bildt/who-govern-internet_b_7922948.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet experts submit draft plan for U.S. to cede domain oversight<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/03/usa-internet-icann-idINKCN0Q822X20150803"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/03/usa-internet-icann-idINKCN0Q822X20150803</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you read anything today about ICANN taking over the internet, make sure it's this<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/04/removal_us_government_from_internet_control/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/04/removal_us_government_from_internet_control/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Let Your Voice be Heard on IANA Transition by Lawrence E. Strickling<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/let-your-voice-be-heard-iana-transition"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/let-your-voice-be-heard-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">New gTLDs not an illegal conspiracy, court rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19041-new-gtlds-not-an-illegal-conspiracy-court-rules"><span>http://domainincite.com/19041-new-gtlds-not-an-illegal-conspiracy-court-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">African Union slams &ldquo;dysfunctional&rdquo; IRP as ICANN tries to fend off cover-up claims<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19046-african-union-slams-dysfunctional-irp-as-icann-tries-to-fend-off-cover-up-claims"><span>http://domainincite.com/19046-african-union-slams-dysfunctional-irp-as-icann-tries-to-fend-off-cover-up-claims</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 gets hacked, again<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19060-icann-gets-hacked-again"><span>http://domainincite.com/19060-icann-gets-hacked-again</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NetSol's new con; renewing unwanted .xyz domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2956590/security/netsols-new-con-renewing-unwanted-xyz-domains.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2956590/security/netsols-new-con-renewing-unwanted-xyz-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">Dozens of dot-brands finally sign ICANN contracts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19057-dozens-of-dot-brands-finally-sign-icann-contracts"><span>http://domainincite.com/19057-dozens-of-dot-brands-finally-sign-icann-contracts</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">Who Will Govern the Internet Is the Key Global Issue Today by Carl Bildt, Former Swedish Foreign Minister and Prime Minister; Chairman, Global Commission on Internet Governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet has already become the most important infrastructure of the world. And that's just the beginning. Soon it will also be the infrastructure of all of our other infrastructures.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-bildt/who-govern-internet_b_7922948.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-bildt/who-govern-internet_b_7922948.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet experts submit draft plan for U.S. to cede domain oversight<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After months of work, a group of international Internet experts has released a proposal describing how the U.S. government can complete its domestically controversial plan to cede oversight of the non-profit that manages the Internet's names and addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/03/usa-internet-icann-idINKCN0Q822X20150803"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/03/usa-internet-icann-idINKCN0Q822X20150803</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you read anything today about ICANN taking over the internet, make sure it's this<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet community has published its plan to pull the United States government out of its role at the top of the internet's hierarchy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/04/removal_us_government_from_internet_control/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/04/removal_us_government_from_internet_control/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Let Your Voice be Heard on IANA Transition by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nearly 17 months ago, NTIA kicked off activities to complete the privatization of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) as promised in 1998 by transitioning our stewardship role over certain technical functions related to the DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/let-your-voice-be-heard-iana-transition"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/let-your-voice-be-heard-iana-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition - Now Is the Time to Share Your Views by Konstantinos Komaitis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition process may have started more than a year ago, but last week it reached its pinnacle with the publication of the compiled Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the US Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the Global Multistakeholder Community" by the IANA Coordination Group.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150805_iana_stewardship_transition_now_is_the_time_to_share_your_views/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150805_iana_stewardship_transition_now_is_the_time_to_share_your_views/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) to Host Webinars in Conjunction with Call for Public Comment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold two webinars regarding the Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce Department&rsquo;s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the Global Multistakeholder Community. The webinars will help the public understand the proposal, the purpose of the ICG&rsquo;s public comment period, and how to provide public comments.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-04-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">Reset ICANN.org Website Login Password<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has reason to believe that within the last week, usernames/email addresses and encrypted passwords for profile accounts created on the ICANN.org public website were obtained by an unauthorized person.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-05-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">Letter from Athen O&rsquo;Shea, Chair | Q Center Board of Directors, to Akram Atallah, Christine Willett, Cherine Chalaby</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .GAY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/o%E2%80%99shea-to-chalaby-et-al-25jun15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/o&rsquo;shea-to-chalaby-et-al-25jun15-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">Ready, Set, Engage: The Inaugural ICANN Global Domains Division (GDD) Industry Summit by Cyrus Namazi | Vice President, Domain Name Services &amp; Industry Engagement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's inaugural Global Domains Division (GDD) Industry Summit will be held 9-11 September, 2015. The three day event is intended to provide our contracted parties, resellers, and New gTLD applicants with the opportunity to discuss industry trends, operational issues, and emerging and ongoing challenges, as well as network with each other and ICANN staff in a more intimate setting than the tri-annual ICANN conferences. The Summit will also offer our staff additional insights into specific operational needs and challenges facing our contracted parties.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ready-set-engage-the-inaugural-icann-global-domains-division-gdd-industry-summit"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ready-set-engage-the-inaugural-icann-global-domains-division-gdd-industry-summit</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability 2nd Draft Report (Work Stream 1)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): The CCWG-Accountability requests community feedback on its 2nd Draft Proposal of proposed enhancements to ICANN's accountability framework it has identified as essential to happen or be committed to before the IANA Stewardship Transition takes place (Work Stream 1). Community input will help the CCWG-Accountability improve its proposal and carry on with next steps, including Chartering Organizations' endorsement of the CCWG-Accountability output before it is submitted to the ICANN Board of Directors during or after ICANN54.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-03-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">ICANN wins a very weak TLD lawsuit</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Back in the 1990s as the Internet was starting to become visible to the world, several people had the bright idea of setting up their own TLDs and selling names in competition with what was then the monopoly registrar Network Solutions (NSI). For these new TLDs to be usable, either the TLD operators had to persuade people to use their root servers rather than the IANA servers, or else get their TLDs into the IANA root.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://jl.ly/ICANN/namespace.html"><span>http://jl.ly/ICANN/namespace.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">9th Cir. Dumps Antitrust Suit Against ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Internet registry specializing in "expressive" TLDs cannot proceed with antitrust claims against a goverment-linked domain assigner, the Ninth Circuit ruled.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/08/03/9th-cir-dumps-antitrust-suit-against-icann.htm"><span>http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/08/03/9th-cir-dumps-antitrust-suit-against-icann.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">New gTLDs not an illegal conspiracy, court rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has beaten off a lawsuit from alternate root provider name.space for a second time, with a US appeals court ruling that the new gTLD program was not an illegal conspiracy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19041-new-gtlds-not-an-illegal-conspiracy-court-rules"><span>http://domainincite.com/19041-new-gtlds-not-an-illegal-conspiracy-court-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">African Union slams &ldquo;dysfunctional&rdquo; IRP as ICANN tries to fend off cover-up claims<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The African Union Commission has criticized ICANN&rsquo;s &ldquo;dysfunctional accountability process&rdquo; that has kept the proposed .africa gTLD in limbo for the last few years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19046-african-union-slams-dysfunctional-irp-as-icann-tries-to-fend-off-cover-up-claims"><span>http://domainincite.com/19046-african-union-slams-dysfunctional-irp-as-icann-tries-to-fend-off-cover-up-claims</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 gets hacked, again<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has been hacked again and your user names and passwords may have been compromised.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19060-icann-gets-hacked-again"><span>http://domainincite.com/19060-icann-gets-hacked-again</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NetSol's new con; renewing unwanted .xyz domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Network Solutions continues their dubiously ethical practices by trying to con customers into renewing domains they never registered<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2956590/security/netsols-new-con-renewing-unwanted-xyz-domains.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2956590/security/netsols-new-con-renewing-unwanted-xyz-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">**********************<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">Dozens of dot-brands finally sign ICANN contracts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot-brand gTLD applicants that were playing wait-and-see with ICANN&rsquo;s contracting process signed Registry Agreements in droves last week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19057-dozens-of-dot-brands-finally-sign-icann-contracts"><span>http://domainincite.com/19057-dozens-of-dot-brands-finally-sign-icann-contracts</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SPA INDUSTRY FIGHTS DONUTS&hellip;INC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fitness buffs have long fought against the seductive lure of donuts. So it seems apropos that a group of spa and wellness centers is locked in a high-tech battle with a company called Donuts Inc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/spa-industry-fights-b17179934257/"><span>http://www.bna.com/spa-industry-fights-b17179934257/</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 Problem is Not Just The New gTLD Program&hellip;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last month, a fake news report about Twitter appeared on a newly created website found on Bloomberg.Market. The website, created on a new gTLD domain name, had a design that apparently looked like the genuine Bloomberg website. The resulting confusion briefly caused a jump in the price of Twitter stock.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/the-problem-is-not-just-the-new-gtld-program/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>the</span><span>-</span><span>problem</span><span>-</span><span>is</span><span>-</span><span>not</span><span>-</span><span>just</span><span>-</span><span>the</span><span>-</span><span>new</span><span>-</span><span>gtld</span><span>-</span><span>program</span><span>/</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ZACR relieved by dotafrica adjudicator ruling<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/zacr-relieved-dotafrica-adjudicator-ruling/10415/"><span>http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/zacr-relieved-dotafrica-adjudicator-ruling/10415/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hitting the Slopes with Rob Rozicki &ndash; DNW Podcast #44<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What better time to think about snow skiing than during the heat of the summer? On this episode, Starting Dot SVP Rob Rozicki joins us to discuss </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s, including his company&rsquo;s forthcoming .Ski. Rob is candid about the success of new TLDs so far, including Starting Dot&rsquo;s .Bio and .Archi.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/03/hitting-the-slopes-with-rob-rozicki-dnw-podcast-44/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/03/hitting-the-slopes-with-rob-rozicki-dnw-podcast-44/</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">Hackers target internet address bug to disrupt sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers are exploiting a serious flaw in the internet's architecture, according to a security firm. The bug targets systems which convert URLs into IP addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33764155"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33764155</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: Cybersecurity bill could 'sweep away' internet users' privacy, agency warns<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday said a controversial new surveillance bill could sweep away &ldquo;important privacy protections&rdquo;, a move that bodes ill for the measure&rsquo;s return to the floor of the Senate this week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/03/cisa-homeland-security-privacy-data-internet"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/03/cisa-homeland-security-privacy-data-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">Cleaning up botnets takes years, if ever, to complete [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In late 2008, a worm called Conficker began infecting millions of computers, startling the computer security community into action.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/581111/cleaning-up-botnets-takes-years-ever-complete/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/581111/cleaning-up-botnets-takes-years-ever-complete/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/581111/cleaning-up-botnets-takes-years-ever-complete/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/581111/cleaning-up-botnets-takes-years-ever-complete/</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 counterterrorism expert says it's time to give companies offensive cybercapabilities [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. government should deputize private companies to strike back against cyberattackers as a way to discourage widespread threats against the nation's businesses, a former government official says.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/581082/counterterrorism-expert-says-it-time-give-companies-offensive-cybercapabilities/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/581082/counterterrorism-expert-says-it-time-give-companies-offensive-cybercapabilities/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/581082/counterterrorism-expert-says-it-time-give-companies-offensive-cybercapabilities/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/581082/counterterrorism-expert-says-it-time-give-companies-offensive-cybercapabilities/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DHS Raises Privacy Concerns With Senate Cyber Threat Sharing Bill<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A major information-sharing bill that&rsquo;s in the Senate right now would allow private organizations to share threat data with any government agency, something that the Department of Homeland Security says could have severe privacy implications and cause confusion and inefficiencies inside the federal government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/dhs-raises-privacy-concerns-with-senate-cyber-threat-sharing-bill/114129"><span>https://threatpost.com/dhs-raises-privacy-concerns-with-senate-cyber-threat-sharing-bill/114129</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why we should all care about cyber crime: the risk to you and me<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In today's world, the reality is that all individuals and organisations connected to the internet are vulnerable to cyber attack.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-05/why-we-should-care-about-cyber-crime/6673274"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-05/why-we-should-care-about-cyber-crime/6673274</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">Movie Studios Seek SOPA Power Through Broad Site-Blocking Order<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Major movie studios are again trying to make a website they don&rsquo;t like disappear without a trial. This time, the studios are asking for one court order to bind every domain name registrar, registry, hosting provider, payment processor, caching service, advertising network, social network, and bulletin board&mdash;in short, the entire Internet&mdash;to block and filter a site called Movietube. If they succeed, the studios could set a dangerous precedent for quick website blocking with little or no court supervision, and with Internet service and infrastructure companies conscripted as enforcers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/08/movie-studios-seek-sopapower-through-broad-site-blocking-order"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/08/movie-studios-seek-sopapower-through-broad-site-blocking-order</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">Cybersquatting Trial Against GoDaddy Begins<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday asked for a $30 million damages award against domain giant GoDaddy as arguments began in the first day of a high-stakes cybersquatting trial.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/08/04/cybersquatting-trial-against-godaddy-begins.htm"><span>http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/08/04/cybersquatting-trial-against-godaddy-begins.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">Rightside has record revenue in Q2<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name company Rightside posted record revenue of $52.2 million in Q2, the company announced today. That compares to $46.7 million in Q2 2014 and $50.5 million in the first quarter of this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/04/rightside-has-record-revenue-in-q2/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/04/rightside-has-record-revenue-in-q2/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside Announces Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside Group, Ltd. ... announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.&nbsp; "In the second quarter, we delivered record revenue and strong performance across our business," 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=925683"><span>http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=925683</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 and NameCheap ink longer term deal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After frequent short-term extensions, Rightside&rsquo;s eNom and reseller NameCheap have signed a longer term reseller</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">deal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/04/rightside-and-namecheap-ink-longer-term-deal/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/04/rightside-and-namecheap-ink-longer-term-deal/</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">What&rsquo;s a registrar to do?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In my previous two blog posts, I discussed the challenges that the domain industry is undergoing based on the increase in domain extension options and the growing percentage of domain extensions with a specific &ldquo;TLD Focus.&rdquo; Now it&rsquo;s time to talk about how registrars and registries should be responding to these changes. I&rsquo;ll start by focusing on registrars in this post and cover registry response in my next post.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://rightside.co/news/blog/news-from-rightside/news/whats-a-registrar-to-do/"><span>http://rightside.co/news/blog/news-from-rightside/news/whats-a-registrar-to-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">Next-gen secure email using internet's own DNS &ndash; your help needed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A group of researchers from the US government and dot-com operator VeriSign are working on a new system for secure email: using domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/03/nextgen_secure_email/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/03/nextgen_secure_email/</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 questions with Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TechTank is launching a new series called Three Questions, where TechTank asks technology leaders to comment on policy issues in their area of expertise. Our inaugural post in this series features Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2015/08/03-three-questions-vint-cerf"><span>http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2015/08/03-three-questions-vint-cerf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Com Winners &amp; Losers: Uniregistry posts a big gain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has published the latest Verisign .com monthly report, containing data from April.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/05/com-winners-losers-uniregistry-posts-a-big-gain/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/05/com-winners-losers-uniregistry-posts-a-big-gain/</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: 2 $100k .Video Sales, $1M from .News and new TLD renewal rates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside held its quarterly analyst call yesterday after releasing second quarter results.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/05/rightside-2-100k-video-sales-1m-from-news-and-new-tld-renewal-rates/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/05/rightside-2-100k-video-sales-1m-from-news-and-new-tld-renewal-rates/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy Opens Australia Office to Target Local SMBs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy has officially launched in Australia, where it will seek to tap into a large market of small and medium-sized enterprises without websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-opens-australia-office-to-target-local-smbs"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-opens-australia-office-to-target-local-smbs</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Australia joins outcry at telco infrastructure security bill<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Australia has joined representatives of the telecommunications and ICT industries in condemning a draft bill the government says is intended to boost the security of Australia's telco infrastructure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/581217/internet-australia-joins-outcry-telco-infrastructure-security-bill/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/581217/internet-australia-joins-outcry-telco-infrastructure-security-bill/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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Jon Lawrence | 30 Jul 22:42 2015
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Neustar buys AusRegistry


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

auDA domain news - 30 July

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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

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

 

Phishing Attacks Drive Spike In DNS Threat

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

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Why Internet Governance Matters

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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

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

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

 

Initial Report on Data & Metrics for Policy Making

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

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

 

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

GNSO Council's Review of the Buenos Aires GAC Communiqué

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

 

Letter from Steve Crocker to Jonathan Robinson

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

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

 

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

New gTLD application for .RADIO

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

 

OpenTLD suspension stayed in unprecedented arbitration case

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Canadian Internet Registration Authority and DNS Blocking

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Vox Populi wants trademark for .Sucks

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

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

 

.TAIPEI Domain Names are open for registration

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

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

 

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- NEW TLDS

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

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

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

 

IDN .com hits the root

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

ICANN’s dotAfrica Dispute

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Phishing Attacks Drive Spike In DNS Threat

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

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

 

Critical Remotely Exploitable Bug Haunts BIND

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Darkode cybercrime forum might be making a comeback [IDG]

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

ACSC releases first ever public national cyber threat report

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Unbiased.com saved in UDRP but no RDNH

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

GoDaddy loses first UDRP from Marchex portfolio acquisition

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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

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

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

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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RIAA Wants Domain Registrar to Expose ‘Pirate Site’ Owner

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

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

 

Verisign gets patent for predicting domain name renewal rates

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

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

 

Consultation on Registration Services Agreement Now Open

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

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

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Facebook now used by half of world's online users

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

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

 

Facebook Revenue Beats Forecast as User Growth Is Steady

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

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

 

Google Loosens Ties to Google Plus

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

Report: 53rd ICANN Meeting

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

7th BRICS Summit’s Take on Internet Governance

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

IGF: Worry over poor participation of African business leaders

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

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

 

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ICANN to Resume Evaluation of DotConnectAfrica Trust Application for .AFRICA

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Additional Coordination Through New Transition Facilitation Calls by Theresa Swinehart

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

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

 

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

Two-Character Codes as Second Level Domains

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

 

ICANN Accountability Deficits Revealed in Panel Ruling on .AFRICA

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Rage Against the ICANN Machine by Stéphane Van Gelder

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

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

 

Public Revolts Against Plan to Kill Domain Name Privacy

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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DCA’s .africa bid officially unrejected by ICANN

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

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

 

ICANN execs helped African Union win .africa — report

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

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

 

Read that controversial .africa letter

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

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

 

.be stands for quality

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

nl: New The.nlyst out now

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

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

 

One year in: lessons from .rocks by Tony Kirsch

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

so: Migration

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

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

 

TLD Profile: .Vote

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

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

 

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BNP Paribas makes ‘dot brand’ switch

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

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

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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

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

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

 

Why you need to care more about DNS

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

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

 

The Darkode Cybercrime Forum, Up Close

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

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

 

Darkode Shut Down, Members Arrested by Law Enforcement Agencies

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

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

 

Darkode Shuttered But Cybercrime Still Alive And Well

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

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

 

Cybercriminal Darkode forum taken down through global action

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Judge Throws Out Cybersquatting Claims For 16 Year Old Domain

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

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

 

Popcorn Time Taken Down By Domain Name Seizure

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

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

 

UDRP Spotlight: UDRP Decisions Citing Bad Faith

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

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

 

Read all about it: BuzzFeed wins UDRP dispute

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

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

 

Citigroup defeats phishing website in domain dispute

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

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

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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DeviceAtlas Granted Patent on Device Detection Accuracy Method

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Can Melbourne IT do it all over again?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

DNA University Launches to Support Domain Name Industry by Kurt Pritz

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

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

 

Where Has the Domain Name Growth Gone? by Jay Daley

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

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

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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The most expensive South African domain names ever

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS

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OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Countries should address disruptive effects of the digital economy

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

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

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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Microsoft releases tool to spot abuse images

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

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

 

Reddit will 'hide' vile content in policy change

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Reddit Changes Content Rules as Steve Huffman Takes Charge

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

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

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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Internet revolution is mobile

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

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

 

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SPAM

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Spam email levels at 12-year low

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

DotConnectAfrica still barking mad after IRP win

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

 

More New gTLD Brands Operational With More Domains: CSC

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

New ICANN Meeting Strategy

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

New ICANN Meeting Strategy

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

 

Letter from Akram Atallah to Neil Dundas | COO

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

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

 

Preserve Anonymity, Stand Up For Domain Privacy

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Proxy Battle Pits Registrars Against Law Enforcers

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

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

 

Jonathan Robinson Reviews GNSO Council Achievements at ICANN53

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

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

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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.հայ Approved as Unique Domain Suffix for Armenia

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

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

 

Rightside Announces the Availability of .NEWS Web Addresses

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

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

 

A Big .News Day

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

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

 

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- NEW TLDS

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

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

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

 

DotConnectAfrica still barking mad after IRP win

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

More New gTLD Brands Operational With More Domains: CSC

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Registrations Alone Not A Determinant of the Success of New gTLDs

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

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

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

 

New TLDs are a positive program dedicated to advancing the internet

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

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

 

PinkNews launches world’s first .News domain

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

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

 

Time for .bloomberg after Twitter hoax?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Understanding the Threat Landscape: Basic Methodologies for Tracking Attack Campaigns

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Mozilla Disables Flash in Firefox

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

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

 

Cybercrime Kingpin Pleads Guilty

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

NZ's second annual Cyber Security Challenge targets students

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

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

 

Global cyberspace is safer than you think

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

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

 

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China Domain Name Scams Rising

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

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

 

Pirate Bay ‘Hydra’ Loses Another Domain Name

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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

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

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

 

Changes to the Way We Measure IPv6

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

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

 

Revisiting Apple and IPv6

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

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

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Former GoDaddy employees say they’re owed overtime

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Twitter shares soar after buyout story appears on bogus Bloomberg site

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

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

 

LogicBoxes Introduces DomainBridge

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

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

 

Mike Mann – DNW Podcast #41

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

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

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Web Hosts GoDaddy and Papaki Promise No Interruptions for Greek Customers

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

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

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Londoners Get A Chance To Own Prime Online Dot London Property

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

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

 

‘Dot London’ domain name auction will boost charity

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

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

 

Dot London auctioning 50 registry-owned premium names

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

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

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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

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

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

 

 

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

auDA domain news - 13 July

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

BRICS propose Internet control based on democracy, human rights protection

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

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

 

ICANN reports progress on proposals to shift Internet control

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Request to Postpone the Retirement of .an TLD

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

ICANN Closes Comment Period for Proposed WHOIS Changes

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

MPAA Wants to Kill Domain Name Privacy, For Some

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

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

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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

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

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

 

European ccTLD News Brief (July 2015)

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

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

 

BE Domein Host fake invoices crop up again

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Dublin dominates as 200,000 dot ie names registered

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Celebrating 30 Years of .ORG

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- NEW TLDS

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.cruise heading to auction despite “closed generic” protest

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Some New TLDs shoot the whole program in the foot

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

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

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Introducing the Verisign DNS Firewall

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

us: FACT SHEET: Administration Cybersecurity Efforts 2015

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

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

 

Hackers Scored Personal Data on Over 21 Million Americans

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

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

 

us: Hacking of Government Computers Exposed 21.5 Million People

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

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

 

au: DDoS attack downs iiNet services

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

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

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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

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

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

 

UDRP Spotlight – Knowing the Domain Name Rules

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

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

 

Disney wins starwars.co.uk net domain battle

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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New Guide: "Preparing Applications for IPv6"

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

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

 

BT begins trial of IPv6 as IPv4 address exhaustion looms

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

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

 

BT runs trial of IPv6 addressing system

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

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

 

Apple to give IPv6 traffic a boost

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

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

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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The DNA State of the Domains Report

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

 

Is there an alternative to the DNS?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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

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

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

 

Australian Hosting Provider VentraIP Acquires IntaServe

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

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

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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

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

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

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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS

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

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

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

 

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INTERNET USE

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

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

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

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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TPP: Big Tech Does Not Speak for the Internet

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

There are now over 1,000 TLDs

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Slacker dot-brands get ICANN reprieve

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

 

Censoring Pirate Sites is Counterproductive, Research Finds

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Never Invited, but Always Present by John Berard

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Application Eligibility Reinstatement

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Move to combat piracy could increase Internet harassment, activists say

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Whois privacy supporters to top 20,000

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

There are now over 1,000 TLDs

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

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

 

Chinese registrar goes AWOL, gets terminated

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

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

 

Africa's participation in ICANN worrying

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

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

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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

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

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

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

 

ch: A website aiming to improve security on the Internet

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

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

 

ch: Switch launches website to improve security on the internet

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

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

 

Kenya ranked 3rd in domain name registration in Africa

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- NEW TLDS

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

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

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

 

Slacker dot-brands get ICANN reprieve

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

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

 

One year in: lessons from .photography by Tony Kirsch

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Carlsberg Group joins Minds + Machines Pioneer Programme

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

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

 

Donuts Reaching Out To Domainers

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

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

 

Afilias wants to buy your failed gTLD

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Verisign introduces new cloud-based DNS firewall

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

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

 

Survey ENISA on eHealth and cyber security

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

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

 

Security Experts Oppose Government Access to Encrypted Communication

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

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

 

Symantec Report Suggests Hackers’ Motives Are Blurring

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

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

 

The OPM cyberattack was a breach too far

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Censoring Pirate Sites is Counterproductive, Research Finds

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Verisign gets Domain Name Stockpiling patent

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

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

 

AlpNames opens its premium domain store [news release]

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Latest .com Winners & Losers

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

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

 

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

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

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

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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

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

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

 

 

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