David Goldstein | 21 Jul 04:50 2016

auDA domain news - 21 July

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Handover of US internet control to ICANN now officially blocked by Republican policy

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/19/blocking_iana_transition_republican_policy/>

 

NTIA Revs up Rhetoric as IANA Transition Looms by Philip S. Corwin

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160718_ntia_revs_up_rhetoric_as_iana_transition_looms/>

 

Revised Report on DNS Abuse and New gTLD Program Safeguards Now Available

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-18-en>

 

ICANN to flip the secret key to the internet

<http://domainincite.com/20767-icann-to-flip-the-secret-key-to-the-internet>

 

Domains Reach 326 Million With New gTLDs Now 5 Percent Of All Registrations

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/20/domains-reach-326-million-new-gtlds-5-percent/>

 

Donuts joins fight to delay .web gTLD auction with emergency appeal

<http://domainincite.com/20768-donuts-joins-fight-to-delay-web-gtld-auction-with-emergency-appeal>

 

Go Local: How a .melbourne Domain Name Will Help You Rank

<https://www.wmegroup.com.au/seo/go-local-how-a-melbourne-domain-name-will-help-you-rank/>

 

us: Feds Seize KickassTorrents Domains, Arrest Owner

<https://torrentfreak.com/feds-seize-kickasstorrents-domains-charge-owner-160720/>

 

New domains and ccTLDs also benefiting from Pokemon Go craze

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/new-domains-cctlds-also-benefiting-pokemon-go-craze/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Handover of US internet control to ICANN now officially blocked by Republican policy

The planned transition of the internet's critical technical functions from the US government to a technical body may come under further attack after the Republican Party officially agreed to block it on Monday.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/19/blocking_iana_transition_republican_policy/>

 

Cruz’s ICANN paranoia is now official Republican policy

US Republicans have endorsed hitherto fringe views on the IANA transition as official party policy.

<http://domainincite.com/20761-cruzs-icann-paranoia-is-now-official-republican-policy>

 

NTIA Revs up Rhetoric as IANA Transition Looms by Philip S. Corwin

It's been almost six weeks since the NTIA announced "that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government's stewardship role for the DNS technical functions, known as the IANA functions", and thereby signaled the start of the last lap of the IANA transition marathon.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160718_ntia_revs_up_rhetoric_as_iana_transition_looms/>

 

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ICANN

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Proposed Guidelines for the Second String Similarity Review Process

Purpose: The ccNSO Extended Process Similarity Review Panel Working Group seeks public comments on its proposed guidelines for and refinement of the methodology on the second string similarity review process, including the interpretation of its split recommendations.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-epsrp-guidelines-2016-07-20-en>

 

Revised Report on DNS Abuse and New gTLD Program Safeguards Now Available

ICANN today announced that the "Revised Report on New gTLD Program Safeguards to Mitigate DNS Abuse" has been published.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-18-en>

 

ICANN56 Technical Report Now Available!

We're pleased to present the ICANN56 Technical Report, which summarizes our findings from ICANN's first Policy Forum. Meeting technical reports are part of ICANN's commitment to transparency. These metrics also help us improve meetings, as we learn what attendees want, what we are doing well and where we can improve.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann56-technical-report-now-available>

 

ICANN Publishes gTLD Marketplace Health Index (Beta) for Community Feedback

Today, ICANN published the gTLD Marketplace Health Index (Beta) for community feedback. ICANN invites the community to review this report and submit comments on it no later than 6 September.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-07-19-en>

 

Tracking gTLD Marketplace Health

Today, ICANN published the gTLD Marketplace Health Index (Beta), which presents statistics and trends related to gTLDs. ICANN intends to publish these statistics biannually to track progress against its goal of supporting the evolution of the domain name marketplace.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/tracking-gtld-marketplace-health>

 

Hundreds Gather at IGF-USA to Tackle Pressing Internet Issues by Joe Catapano, Program Manager, ICANN Global Stakeholder Engagement for North America

As in recent years, ICANN issues featured prominently in the 2016 edition of the IGF-USA. The IGF-USA assembled members of business, government, civil society and technical communities to discuss solutions to common issues.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/hundreds-gather-at-igf-usa-to-tackle-pressing-internet-issues>

 

Release of Country and Territory Names within the .SOFTBANK, .ART and .CARAVAN TLDs

Purpose: This Public Comment period aims at gathering community input on proposed amendments to the .SOFTBANK, .ART and .CARAVAN Registry Agreements to allow the registration of country and territory names currently reserved under Section 4 of Specification 5 of the Registry Agreement.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2016-07-19-en>

 

ICANN to flip the secret key to the internet

ICANN is about to embark on a year-long effort to warn the internet that it plans to replace the top-level cryptographic keys used in DNSSEC for the first time.

<http://domainincite.com/20767-icann-to-flip-the-secret-key-to-the-internet>

 

ICANN reveals proposals to combat DNS abuse

ICANN has proposed measures including vetting registry operators as part of a report centring on new gTLD safeguards designed to mitigate abuse of the DNS.

<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/icann-reveals-proposals-to-combat-dns-abuse-11885>

 

How many elephants did ICANN send to Helsinki?

ICANN ships a quite staggering amount of equipment to its thrice-yearly public meetings, equivalent to more than 12 mid-sized cars at the recent Helsinki meeting.

<http://domainincite.com/20758-how-many-elephants-did-icann-send-to-helsinki>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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Domains Reach 326 Million With New gTLDs Now 5 Percent Of All Registrations

There were 326.4 million domain names registered across all TLDs around the world at the end of the first quarter 2016, an increase of approximately 12 million domain names, or 3.8 percent over the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief published by Verisign. Registrations have grown by 32.4 million, or 11 percent, year over year.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24768>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/20/domains-reach-326-million-new-gtlds-5-percent/>

 

Internet Grows to 326.4 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter of 2016

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the internet grew by approximately 12 million domain names in the first quarter of 2016, and closed with a base of 326.4 million domain names across all TLDs. This is a 3.8 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2015.

<http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/internet_grows_to_326_4>

 

IEDR Proposing .IE Aftermarket

The IE Domain Registry is proposing to allow the sale of .ie domain names and are seeking comment on their proposals.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/18/iedr-proposing-ie-aftermarket/>

 

Public consultation begins on private sale of .ie domains

The public is being given an opportunity to have a say on a new policy to allow the private sale of .ie domains. Interested parties will be able to provide feedback until 16 August.

<https://www.iedr.ie/public-consultation-begins-private-sale-ie-domains/>

 

Proposal to allow Irish domain names to be resold

The IE Domain Registry is taking to the Irish public to get opinions on a new policy that will see website address owners permitted to sell their domains on to third parties.

<http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/proposal-to-allow-irish-domain-names-to-be-resold-1.2726254>

 

.Tel Which Once Had 340K Registrations Slips To Under 100K

.Tel which is not a new gTLD but gTLD that was launched in 2005, by January 2011 .Tel had around 340,000 domain registrations.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2016/07/20/tel-340k-registrations-slips-100k/>

 

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NEW TLDS

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Donuts joins fight to delay .web gTLD auction with emergency appeal

Donuts and Radix have filed an “emergency” appeal with ICANN in an attempt to get the forthcoming auction for the .web gTLD delayed.

<http://domainincite.com/20768-donuts-joins-fight-to-delay-web-gtld-auction-with-emergency-appeal>

 

Go Local: How a .melbourne Domain Name Will Help You Rank

What do you do when you implement perfect keywords – but when it comes time to check your rankings, your website hasn’t moved at all? Here, we show you how a local .melbourne domain name can help you leverage the rankings you deserve.

<https://www.wmegroup.com.au/seo/go-local-how-a-melbourne-domain-name-will-help-you-rank/>

 

Asian and South American netizens have highest awareness of new gTLDs – but uptake is another question

ICANN recently published the findings of its latest Global Consumer Research Survey, aimed at measuring the progress of the new gTLD landscape. As has been widely reported in the domainer blogosphere, the Phase 2 survey (following on from early 2015’s Phase 1) highlights an encouraging trend in terms of awareness of new gTLDs – particularly in regions where internet use more generally is growing most rapidly.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=23e867a6-b6ef-4f05-88d8-0b805435cbdb>

 

What’s in a name? How memory recall is improved with new TLDs

When we talk to a potential customer for the first time it can be easy to bombard them with too much information they’ll only forget. To get around this you can simplify your message to convey your offering clearly and memorably. A basic understanding of memory and recall can offer a huge boost to your marketing strategy.

<http://live.melbourne/media-release/whats-in-a-name-how-memory-recall-is-improved-with-new-top-level-domains/>

 

Donuts and Radix still miffed over .Web applicant

Last week Radix and Schlund Technologies GmbH sent letters to ICANN asking them to postpone an upcoming auction for .Web, scheduled to take place July 27. They are concerned that applicant Nu Dot Co is now controlled by (or bidding on behalf of) another entity.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/donuts-radix-still-miffed-web-applicant/>

 

Getting a handle on spam emanating from gTLDs

Since I posted my tome about the gTLDs, I’ve received mostly bouquets. A few brickbats were also metaphorically hurtled through the window. I’m disturbing business models fostered by the new gTLDs.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/3096989/email/getting-a-handle-on-spam-emanating-from-generic-top-level-domains.html>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Attackers use DNSSEC amplification to launch multi-vector DDoS attacks [IDG]

DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, combining multiple attack techniques that require different mitigation strategies, and abusing new protocols.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603676/attackers-launch-multi-vector-ddos-attacks-use-dnssec-amplification/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/603676/attackers-launch-multi-vector-ddos-attacks-use-dnssec-amplification/>

 

Protecting Domain Portfolios From Abuse With mambo⁺

Do you want your domain name portfolio protected from domain abuse? If so, whether you’re a registry, registrar, reseller or registrant, Knipp Medien und Kommunikation believe they have the answer with their mambo⁺.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/20/protecting-domain-portfolios-from-abuse-mambo/>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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us: Feds Seize KickassTorrents Domains, Arrest Owner

The U.S. Government has arrested the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, the world's largest torrent site. The 30-year-old Ukrainian was arrested in Poland today and is charged with criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. In addition, a federal court in Chicago has ordered the seizure of several KAT domain names.

<https://torrentfreak.com/feds-seize-kickasstorrents-domains-charge-owner-160720/>

 

US calls for extradition of world's biggest online piracy site owner

US authorities plan to charge the Ukrainian owner of the world's biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents. The site distributes $1 billion worth of illegally copied content and is the world's 70th most popular site.

<http://www.dw.com/en/us-calls-for-extradition-of-worlds-biggest-online-piracy-site-owner/a-19415587>

 

us: Feds Seize Kickass Torrents Piracy Site Domain Names, Announce Arrest of Alleged Ringleader

The U.S. Department of Justice has seized seven domain names associated with Kickass Torrents — purportedly the most-visited piracy site in the world — and charged the man they allege is its owner and operator with criminal copyright infringement and and money laundering.

<http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/feds-bust-kickass-torrents-piracy-arrest-1201818775/>

 

US seizes domains of KickassTorrents, site's owner arrested [IDG]

The U.S. has dealt a major blow to KickassTorrents, one of the world’s most popular illegal files-sharing websites.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603789/us-seizes-domains-kickasstorrents-site-owner-arrested/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/603789/us-seizes-domains-kickasstorrents-site-owner-arrested/>

 

Battle of the domain kings [registration]

In a recent decision under the UDRP before the WIPO, a panel denied the transfer of a domain name that identically reproduced the complainant’s trademark on the basis that there was no evidence that the respondent had registered the domain name for its trademark value, as opposed to its descriptive...

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=4a264753-9325-41b4-a999-efbbea9cad38>

 

Interesting: NikeGoogle.com UDRP denied because…

National Arbitration Forum panelist Sandra J. Franklin has declined to transfer the domain name NikeGoogle.com to sporting goods company Nike in an interesting UDRP.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/20/interesting-nikegoogle-com-udrp-denied/>

 

Sports Direct finds it as easy as .xyz

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center has ordered the transfer of six new gTLD strings to retailer Sports Direct.

<http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/article.php?article_id=5006>

 

Heidi Powell files cybersquatting lawsuit against Heidi Powell over HeidiPowell.com

I’ve seen a lot of ridiculous cybersquatting complaints filed through UDRP or the courts, but this one might top them all.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/heidi-powell-lawsuit/>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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GoDaddy Announces .org Price Increase

I received an email from my account manager at GoDaddy about a price increase on .org domain names. I don’t think I own more than a few .org domain names, but I wanted to pass information about this price increase along to readers who may own their own .org domain names.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/godaddy-announces-org-price-increase/>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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John Curran explains benefits of IPv6 connectivity progress

John Curran, ARIN chief, explains IPv6 connectivity progress and gives compelling security arguments in favor of IPv6 support sooner rather than later.

<http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/450300526/John-Curran-explains-benefits-of-IPv6-connectivity-progress>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Fair Use Incorporating Trademarks in Domain Names by Gerald M. Levine

The paragraph 4(c)(iii) safe harbors of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy are construed from a five word phrase, "legitimate noncommercial or fair use." "Noncommercial" like "identical" in paragraph 4(a)(i) has a defined meaning; it does not include domain names inactively held (for any alleged purpose), although non-use is not necessarily fatal to rights or legitimate interests.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160718_fair_use_incorporating_trademarks_in_domain_names/>

 

My conversation with Matt Mullenweg about domain names

Two weeks ago I had Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, on the Domain Name Wire Podcast to talk about domain names. It was one of the most interesting podcasts I’ve published (and already the most downloaded), in part because Matt brings an outside-the-industry view to domain names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/18/conversation-att-mullenweg-domain-names/>

 

Jothan Frakes on Hong Kong, NamesCon – DNW Podcast #93

NamesCon co-founder Jothan Frakes explains changes being made to January’s upcoming NamesCon conference. He also discusses DOMAINfest Asia, which takes place in Hong Kong in September. Listen to what you need to know before booking your trip to Hong Kong, and also get a code for discounted event passes.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/18/hong-kong-namescon-podcast/>

 

Pheenix raises backorder prices, adds .xyz

Expired domain drop catching service Pheenix announced it is increasing prices “Due to price increases by both ICANN and registries.”

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/18/pheenix-raises-backorder-prices-adds-xyz/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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New domains and ccTLDs also benefiting from Pokemon Go craze

Last week Elliot Silver at DomainInvesting wrote about the surge in .com and .net registrations including the word “Pokemon”. At the time, nearly 4,000 .com and .net domains had been registered.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/new-domains-cctlds-also-benefiting-pokemon-go-craze/>

 

Flippa seller claims Pokemon Go typo receiving thousands of visitors

A seller has listed PokeymonGo.com — a typo of the popular game Pokemon Go — on Flippa, claiming it “was receiving thousands of visitors to his website” just minutes after it went live.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/flippa-seller-claims-pokemon-go-typo-receiving-thousands-visitors/>

 

Full List of $42.6 Million in Sales at Uniregistry Released!

Jeff Gabriel, the vice president of sales at Uniregistry, kindly provided us with a list of 5,748 previously unreported sales totaling nearly $42.6 million. The sales occurred between February 2015 and June 2016 and range in price from $200 all the way up to $800,000. The Uniregistry brokerage team is famous for producing jaw-dropping sales, and this list definitely doesn’t disappoint.

<https://namebio.com/blog/full-list-42-6-million-sales-uniregistry-released/>

 

us: Top 100 Keywords for Geo+Keyword Domains

Geo+Keyword domains are a popular category to invest in, for example FlagstaffHotels.com. We ran a list of the top 5,000 US cities by population to determine which keywords are the best to append to a city name. We identified thousands of sales in the .com extension as part of this analysis.

<https://namebio.com/blog/top-100-keywords-geo-keyword-domains/>

 

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SECURITY

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au: Government prepares to boost offensive cyber capability

The Australian Signals Directorate has commenced a recruitment campaign that will help boost the government’s offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603561/want-hacker-government-hiring/>

 

au: Cabinet reshuffle: Government boosts focus on cyber security

Victorian Liberal MP Dan Tehan has been appointed minister assisting the prime minister for cyber security as part of a post-election cabinet reshuffle.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603585/cabinet-reshuffle-government-boosts-focus-cyber-security/>

 

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES

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Smart Cities Council comes to ANZ

The Smart City Council, a global organisation that claims to be the world’s largest network of smart cities practitioners, has launched an Australian and New Zealand branch, headed by Adam Beck. It is only the council’s second regional initiative after India (where prime minister Narendra Modi has announced plans for 100 smart cities).

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/603590/smart-cities-council-comes-anz/>

<http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/603568/smart-cities-council-comes-nz/>

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Handover of US internet control to ICANN now officially blocked by Republican policy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/19/blocking_iana_transition_republican_policy/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/19/blocking_iana_transition_republican_policy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Revs up Rhetoric as IANA Transition Looms by Philip S. Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160718_ntia_revs_up_rhetoric_as_iana_transition_looms/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160718_ntia_revs_up_rhetoric_as_iana_transition_looms/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Revised Report on DNS Abuse and New gTLD Program Safeguards Now Available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN to flip the secret key to the internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20767-icann-to-flip-the-secret-key-to-the-internet"><span>http://domainincite.com/20767-icann-to-flip-the-secret-key-to-the-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domains Reach 326 Million With New gTLDs Now 5 Percent Of All Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/20/domains-reach-326-million-new-gtlds-5-percent/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/20/domains-reach-326-million-new-gtlds-5-percent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts joins fight to delay .web gTLD auction with emergency appeal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20768-donuts-joins-fight-to-delay-web-gtld-auction-with-emergency-appeal"><span>http://domainincite.com/20768-donuts-joins-fight-to-delay-web-gtld-auction-with-emergency-appeal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Go Local: How a .melbourne Domain Name Will Help You Rank<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.wmegroup.com.au/seo/go-local-how-a-melbourne-domain-name-will-help-you-rank/"><span>https://www.wmegroup.com.au/seo/go-local-how-a-melbourne-domain-name-will-help-you-rank/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>us: Feds Seize KickassTorrents Domains, Arrest Owner<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/feds-seize-kickasstorrents-domains-charge-owner-160720/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/feds-seize-kickasstorrents-domains-charge-owner-160720/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New domains and ccTLDs also benefiting from Pokemon Go craze<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/new-domains-cctlds-also-benefiting-pokemon-go-craze/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/new-domains-cctlds-also-benefiting-pokemon-go-craze/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Handover of US internet control to ICANN now officially blocked by Republican policy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The planned transition of the internet's critical technical functions from the US government to a technical body may come under further attack after the Republican Party officially agreed to block it on Monday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/19/blocking_iana_transition_republican_policy/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/19/blocking_iana_transition_republican_policy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cruz&rsquo;s ICANN paranoia is now official Republican policy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>US Republicans have endorsed hitherto fringe views on the IANA transition as official party policy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20761-cruzs-icann-paranoia-is-now-official-republican-policy"><span>http://domainincite.com/20761-cruzs-icann-paranoia-is-now-official-republican-policy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Revs up Rhetoric as IANA Transition Looms by Philip S. Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It's been almost six weeks since the NTIA announced "that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government's stewardship role for the DNS technical functions, known as the IANA functions", and thereby signaled the start of the last lap of the IANA transition marathon.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160718_ntia_revs_up_rhetoric_as_iana_transition_looms/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160718_ntia_revs_up_rhetoric_as_iana_transition_looms/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Proposed Guidelines for the Second String Similarity Review Process<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Purpose: The ccNSO Extended Process Similarity Review Panel Working Group seeks public comments on its proposed guidelines for and refinement of the methodology on the second string similarity review process, including the interpretation of its split recommendations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-epsrp-guidelines-2016-07-20-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-epsrp-guidelines-2016-07-20-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Revised Report on DNS Abuse and New gTLD Program Safeguards Now Available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN today announced that the "Revised Report on New gTLD Program Safeguards to Mitigate DNS Abuse" has been published.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN56 Technical Report Now Available!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We're pleased to present the ICANN56 Technical Report, which summarizes our findings from ICANN's first Policy Forum. Meeting technical reports are part of ICANN's commitment to transparency. These metrics also help us improve meetings, as we learn what attendees want, what we are doing well and where we can improve.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann56-technical-report-now-available"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann56-technical-report-now-available</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Publishes gTLD Marketplace Health Index (Beta) for Community Feedback<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, ICANN published the gTLD Marketplace Health Index (Beta) for community feedback. ICANN invites the community to review this report and submit comments on it no later than 6 September.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-07-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-07-19-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Tracking gTLD Marketplace Health<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, ICANN published the gTLD Marketplace Health Index (Beta), which presents statistics and trends related to gTLDs. ICANN intends to publish these statistics biannually to track progress against its goal of supporting the evolution of the domain name marketplace.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/tracking-gtld-marketplace-health"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/tracking-gtld-marketplace-health</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Hundreds Gather at IGF-USA to Tackle Pressing Internet Issues by Joe Catapano, Program Manager, ICANN Global Stakeholder Engagement for North America<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As in recent years, ICANN issues featured prominently in the 2016 edition of the IGF-USA. The IGF-USA assembled members of business, government, civil society and technical communities to discuss solutions to common issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/hundreds-gather-at-igf-usa-to-tackle-pressing-internet-issues"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/hundreds-gather-at-igf-usa-to-tackle-pressing-internet-issues</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Release of Country and Territory Names within the .SOFTBANK, .ART and .CARAVAN TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Purpose: This Public Comment period aims at gathering community input on proposed amendments to the .SOFTBANK, .ART and .CARAVAN Registry Agreements to allow the registration of country and territory names currently reserved under Section 4 of Specification 5 of the Registry Agreement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2016-07-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2016-07-19-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN to flip the secret key to the internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN is about to embark on a year-long effort to warn the internet that it plans to replace the top-level cryptographic keys used in DNSSEC for the first time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20767-icann-to-flip-the-secret-key-to-the-internet"><span>http://domainincite.com/20767-icann-to-flip-the-secret-key-to-the-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN reveals proposals to combat DNS abuse<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has proposed measures including vetting registry operators as part of a report centring on new gTLD safeguards designed to mitigate abuse of the DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldipreview.com/news/icann-reveals-proposals-to-combat-dns-abuse-11885"><span>http://www.worldipreview.com/news/icann-reveals-proposals-to-combat-dns-abuse-11885</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How many elephants did ICANN send to Helsinki?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN ships a quite staggering amount of equipment to its thrice-yearly public meetings, equivalent to more than 12 mid-sized cars at the recent Helsinki meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20758-how-many-elephants-did-icann-send-to-helsinki"><span>http://domainincite.com/20758-how-many-elephants-did-icann-send-to-helsinki</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domains Reach 326 Million With New gTLDs Now 5 Percent Of All Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>There were 326.4 million domain names registered across all TLDs around the world at the end of the first quarter 2016, an increase of approximately 12 million domain names, or 3.8 percent over the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief published by Verisign. Registrations have grown by 32.4 million, or 11 percent, year over year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24768"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24768</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/20/domains-reach-326-million-new-gtlds-5-percent/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/20/domains-reach-326-million-new-gtlds-5-percent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet Grows to 326.4 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter of 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the internet grew by approximately 12 million domain names in the first quarter of 2016, and closed with a base of 326.4 million domain names across all TLDs. This is a 3.8 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/internet_grows_to_326_4"><span>http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/internet_grows_to_326_4</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IEDR Proposing .IE Aftermarket<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The IE Domain Registry is proposing to allow the sale of .ie domain names and are seeking comment on their proposals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/18/iedr-proposing-ie-aftermarket/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/18/iedr-proposing-ie-aftermarket/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Public consultation begins on private sale of .ie domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The public is being given an opportunity to have a say on a new policy to allow the private sale of .ie domains. Interested parties will be able to provide feedback until 16 August.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iedr.ie/public-consultation-begins-private-sale-ie-domains/"><span>https://www.iedr.ie/public-consultation-begins-private-sale-ie-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Proposal to allow Irish domain names to be resold<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The IE Domain Registry is taking to the Irish public to get opinions on a new policy that will see website address owners permitted to sell their domains on to third parties.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/proposal-to-allow-irish-domain-names-to-be-resold-1.2726254"><span>http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/proposal-to-allow-irish-domain-names-to-be-resold-1.2726254</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Tel Which Once Had 340K Registrations Slips To Under 100K<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Tel which is not a new gTLD but gTLD that was launched in 2005, by January 2011 .Tel had around 340,000 domain registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2016/07/20/tel-340k-registrations-slips-100k/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2016/07/20/tel-340k-registrations-slips-100k/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts joins fight to delay .web gTLD auction with emergency appeal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts and Radix have filed an &ldquo;emergency&rdquo; appeal with ICANN in an attempt to get the forthcoming auction for the .web gTLD delayed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20768-donuts-joins-fight-to-delay-web-gtld-auction-with-emergency-appeal"><span>http://domainincite.com/20768-donuts-joins-fight-to-delay-web-gtld-auction-with-emergency-appeal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Go Local: How a .melbourne Domain Name Will Help You Rank<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What do you do when you implement perfect keywords &ndash; but when it comes time to check your rankings, your website hasn&rsquo;t moved at all? Here, we show you how a local .melbourne domain name can help you leverage the rankings you deserve.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.wmegroup.com.au/seo/go-local-how-a-melbourne-domain-name-will-help-you-rank/"><span>https://www.wmegroup.com.au/seo/go-local-how-a-melbourne-domain-name-will-help-you-rank/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Asian and South American netizens have highest awareness of new gTLDs &ndash; but uptake is another question</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN recently published the findings of its latest Global Consumer Research Survey, aimed at measuring the progress of the new gTLD landscape. As has been widely reported in the domainer blogosphere, the Phase 2 survey (following on from early 2015&rsquo;s Phase 1) highlights an encouraging trend in terms of awareness of new gTLDs &ndash; particularly in regions where internet use more generally is growing most rapidly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=23e867a6-b6ef-4f05-88d8-0b805435cbdb"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=23e867a6-b6ef-4f05-88d8-0b805435cbdb</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What&rsquo;s in a name? How memory recall is improved with new TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>When we talk to a potential customer for the first time it can be easy to bombard them with too much information they&rsquo;ll only forget. To get around this you can simplify your message to convey your offering clearly and memorably. A basic understanding of memory and recall can offer a huge boost to your marketing strategy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://live.melbourne/media-release/whats-in-a-name-how-memory-recall-is-improved-with-new-top-level-domains/"><span>http://live.melbourne/media-release/whats-in-a-name-how-memory-recall-is-improved-with-new-top-level-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts and Radix still miffed over .Web applicant<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Last week Radix and Schlund Technologies GmbH sent letters to ICANN asking them to postpone an upcoming auction for .Web, scheduled to take place July 27. They are concerned that applicant Nu Dot Co is now controlled by (or bidding on behalf of) another entity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/donuts-radix-still-miffed-web-applicant/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/donuts-radix-still-miffed-web-applicant/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Getting a handle on spam emanating from gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Since I posted my tome about the gTLDs, I&rsquo;ve received mostly bouquets. A few brickbats were also metaphorically hurtled through the window. I&rsquo;m disturbing business models fostered by the new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/3096989/email/getting-a-handle-on-spam-emanating-from-generic-top-level-domains.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/3096989/email/getting-a-handle-on-spam-emanating-from-generic-top-level-domains.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Attackers use DNSSEC amplification to launch multi-vector DDoS attacks [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, combining multiple attack techniques that require different mitigation strategies, and abusing new protocols.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603676/attackers-launch-multi-vector-ddos-attacks-use-dnssec-amplification/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603676/attackers-launch-multi-vector-ddos-attacks-use-dnssec-amplification/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/603676/attackers-launch-multi-vector-ddos-attacks-use-dnssec-amplification/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/603676/attackers-launch-multi-vector-ddos-attacks-use-dnssec-amplification/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Protecting Domain Portfolios From Abuse With mambo&#8314;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Do you want your domain name portfolio protected from domain abuse? If so, whether you&rsquo;re a registry, registrar, reseller or registrant, Knipp Medien und Kommunikation believe they have the answer with their mambo&#8314;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/20/protecting-domain-portfolios-from-abuse-mambo/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/20/protecting-domain-portfolios-from-abuse-mambo/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>us: Feds Seize KickassTorrents Domains, Arrest Owner<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. Government has arrested the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, the world's largest torrent site. The 30-year-old Ukrainian was arrested in Poland today and is charged with criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. In addition, a federal court in Chicago has ordered the seizure of several KAT domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/feds-seize-kickasstorrents-domains-charge-owner-160720/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/feds-seize-kickasstorrents-domains-charge-owner-160720/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>US calls for extradition of world's biggest online piracy site owner<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>US authorities plan to charge the Ukrainian owner of the world's biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents. The site distributes $1 billion worth of illegally copied content and is the world's 70th most popular site.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dw.com/en/us-calls-for-extradition-of-worlds-biggest-online-piracy-site-owner/a-19415587"><span>http://www.dw.com/en/us-calls-for-extradition-of-worlds-biggest-online-piracy-site-owner/a-19415587</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>us: Feds Seize Kickass Torrents Piracy Site Domain Names, Announce Arrest of Alleged Ringleader<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. Department of Justice has seized seven domain names associated with Kickass Torrents &mdash; purportedly the most-visited piracy site in the world &mdash; and charged the man they allege is its owner and operator with criminal copyright infringement and and money laundering.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/feds-bust-kickass-torrents-piracy-arrest-1201818775/"><span>http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/feds-bust-kickass-torrents-piracy-arrest-1201818775/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>US seizes domains of KickassTorrents, site's owner arrested [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. has dealt a major blow to KickassTorrents, one of the world&rsquo;s most popular illegal files-sharing websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603789/us-seizes-domains-kickasstorrents-site-owner-arrested/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603789/us-seizes-domains-kickasstorrents-site-owner-arrested/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/603789/us-seizes-domains-kickasstorrents-site-owner-arrested/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/603789/us-seizes-domains-kickasstorrents-site-owner-arrested/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Battle of the domain kings [registration]</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In a recent decision under the UDRP before the WIPO, a panel denied the transfer of a domain name that identically reproduced the complainant&rsquo;s trademark on the basis that there was no evidence that the respondent had registered the domain name for its trademark value, as opposed to its descriptive...<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=4a264753-9325-41b4-a999-efbbea9cad38"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=4a264753-9325-41b4-a999-efbbea9cad38</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Interesting: NikeGoogle.com UDRP denied because&hellip;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>National Arbitration Forum panelist Sandra J. Franklin has declined to transfer the domain name NikeGoogle.com to sporting goods company Nike in an interesting UDRP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/20/interesting-nikegoogle-com-udrp-denied/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/20/interesting-nikegoogle-com-udrp-denied/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sports Direct finds it as easy as .xyz<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center has ordered the transfer of six new gTLD strings to retailer Sports Direct.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/article.php?article_id=5006"><span>http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/article.php?article_id=5006</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Heidi Powell files cybersquatting lawsuit against Heidi Powell over HeidiPowell.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>I&rsquo;ve seen a lot of ridiculous cybersquatting complaints filed through UDRP or the courts, but this one might top them all.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/heidi-powell-lawsuit/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/heidi-powell-lawsuit/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy Announces .org Price Increase<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>I received an email from my account manager at GoDaddy about a price increase on .org domain names. I don&rsquo;t think I own more than a few .org domain names, but I wanted to pass information about this price increase along to readers who may own their own .org domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/godaddy-announces-org-price-increase/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>godaddy</span><span>-</span><span>announces</span><span>-</span><span>org</span><span>-</span><span>price</span><span>-</span><span>increase</span><span>/</span></a></span><span>&gt;</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>John Curran explains benefits of IPv6 connectivity progress<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>John Curran, ARIN chief, explains IPv6 connectivity progress and gives compelling security arguments in favor of IPv6 support sooner rather than later.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/450300526/John-Curran-explains-benefits-of-IPv6-connectivity-progress"><span>http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/450300526/John-Curran-explains-benefits-of-IPv6-connectivity-progress</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Fair Use Incorporating Trademarks in Domain Names by Gerald M. Levine</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The paragraph 4(c)(iii) safe harbors of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy are construed from a five word phrase, "legitimate noncommercial or fair use." "Noncommercial" like "identical" in paragraph 4(a)(i) has a defined meaning; it does not include domain names inactively held (for any alleged purpose), although non-use is not necessarily fatal to rights or legitimate interests.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160718_fair_use_incorporating_trademarks_in_domain_names/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160718_fair_use_incorporating_trademarks_in_domain_names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>My conversation with Matt Mullenweg about domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Two weeks ago I had Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, on the Domain Name Wire Podcast to talk about domain names. It was one of the most interesting podcasts I&rsquo;ve published (and already the most downloaded), in part because Matt brings an outside-the-industry view to domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/18/conversation-att-mullenweg-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/18/conversation-att-mullenweg-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Jothan Frakes on Hong Kong, NamesCon &ndash; DNW Podcast #93<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NamesCon co-founder Jothan Frakes explains changes being made to January&rsquo;s upcoming NamesCon conference. He also discusses DOMAINfest Asia, which takes place in Hong Kong in September. Listen to what you need to know before booking your trip to Hong Kong, and also get a code for discounted event passes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/18/hong-kong-namescon-podcast/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/18/hong-kong-namescon-podcast/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Pheenix raises backorder prices, adds .xyz<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Expired domain drop catching service Pheenix announced it is increasing prices &ldquo;Due to price increases by both ICANN and registries.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/18/pheenix-raises-backorder-prices-adds-xyz/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/18/pheenix-raises-backorder-prices-adds-xyz/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New domains and ccTLDs also benefiting from Pokemon Go craze<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Last week Elliot Silver at DomainInvesting wrote about the surge in .com and .net registrations including the word &ldquo;Pokemon&rdquo;. At the time, nearly 4,000 .com and .net domains had been registered.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/new-domains-cctlds-also-benefiting-pokemon-go-craze/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/new-domains-cctlds-also-benefiting-pokemon-go-craze/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Flippa seller claims Pokemon Go typo receiving thousands of visitors<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A seller has listed PokeymonGo.com &mdash; a typo of the popular game Pokemon Go &mdash; on Flippa, claiming it &ldquo;was receiving thousands of visitors to his website&rdquo; just minutes after it went live.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/flippa-seller-claims-pokemon-go-typo-receiving-thousands-visitors/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/19/flippa-seller-claims-pokemon-go-typo-receiving-thousands-visitors/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Full List of $42.6 Million in Sales at Uniregistry Released!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Jeff Gabriel, the vice president of sales at Uniregistry, kindly provided us with a list of 5,748 previously unreported sales totaling nearly $42.6 million. The sales occurred between February 2015 and June 2016 and range in price from $200 all the way up to $800,000. The Uniregistry brokerage team is famous for producing jaw-dropping sales, and this list definitely doesn&rsquo;t disappoint.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://namebio.com/blog/full-list-42-6-million-sales-uniregistry-released/"><span>https://namebio.com/blog/full-list-42-6-million-sales-uniregistry-released/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>us: Top 100 Keywords for Geo+Keyword Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Geo+Keyword domains are a popular category to invest in, for example FlagstaffHotels.com. We ran a list of the top 5,000 US cities by population to determine which keywords are the best to append to a city name. We identified thousands of sales in the .com extension as part of this analysis.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://namebio.com/blog/top-100-keywords-geo-keyword-domains/"><span>https://namebio.com/blog/top-100-keywords-geo-keyword-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Government prepares to boost offensive cyber capability</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Australian Signals Directorate has commenced a recruitment campaign that will help boost the government&rsquo;s offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603561/want-hacker-government-hiring/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603561/want-hacker-government-hiring/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Cabinet reshuffle: Government boosts focus on cyber security</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Victorian Liberal MP Dan Tehan has been appointed minister assisting the prime minister for cyber security as part of a post-election cabinet reshuffle.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603585/cabinet-reshuffle-government-boosts-focus-cyber-security/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603585/cabinet-reshuffle-government-boosts-focus-cyber-security/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TECHNOLOGIES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Smart Cities Council comes to ANZ<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Smart City Council, a global organisation that claims to be the world&rsquo;s largest network of smart cities practitioners, has launched an Australian and New Zealand branch, headed by Adam Beck. It is only the council&rsquo;s second regional initiative after India (where prime minister Narendra Modi has announced plans for 100 smart cities).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/603590/smart-cities-council-comes-anz/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/603590/smart-cities-council-comes-anz/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/603568/smart-cities-council-comes-nz/"><span>http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/603568/smart-cities-council-comes-nz/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 10 Jul 17:05 2016

auDA domain news - 11 July

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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Public Comment: Proposed Measures for Release of Two-Letter Second-Level Domains in gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-07-08-en>

 

Bill Hartzer’s “SEO and the Not Com Revolution” Presentation

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/bill-hartzers-seo-and-the-not-com-revolution-presentation/>

 

The World's Most Abused TLDs

<https://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/>

 

Brexit: The Effect On Domain Name and Online Brand Protection Strategies

<http://www.lexsynergy.com/news/415-brexit-domain-name-online-brand-protection>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Inside the Information Society: Putting ICTs to rights by David Souter, Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

We talk a lot about ICTs and human rights. Adherence to human rights agreements is entrenched in the WSIS outcome documents and was reiterated in the WSIS+10 review agreed last year by the UN General Assembly. There were said to be more workshops at last year’s IGF on rights issues than any other theme.

<http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2016/07/04/inside-the-information-society-putting-icts-to-rights/>

 

Keeping internet governance out of the wrong hands

The U.S. government's decision to fully privatize oversight of the internet DNS is running into resistance. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) introduced a bill, S. 3034 / H.R. 5418, to "protect [the Internet] from authoritarian regimes." And Wall Street Journal columnist Gordon Crovitz warned that the U.S. administration is "handing authoritarian regimes the power they have long sought to censor the web globally." These concerns, while not irrational, are seriously overblown, and well-intended efforts to block the privatization plan would actually put internet freedom at greater risk.

<http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/286785-keeping-internet-governance-out-of-the-wrong-hands>

 

What Are the Concerns about Ending the U.S. Contractual Relationship with ICANN?

The Commerce Department plans to give up its historic role as guarantor of the technical backbone of the Internet. Unless Commerce changes course by mid-August, the “IANA” contract, by which it has supervised the Internet’s domain name system, will lapse at the end of September.

<http://www.heritage.org/events/2016/07/icann>

 

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ICANN

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Public Comment: Proposed Measures for Release of Two-Letter Second-Level Domains in gTLDs

ICANN today announced that it has issued for public comment proposed measures for release of two-letter second-level domains in gTLDs. If adopted, all currently reserved two-letter second-level domains would be released for all gTLD registries who implement the adopted measures. The document is available for public comment through 17 August 2016.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-07-08-en>

 

PTI Governance Documents

This public comment proceeding seeks community input on the draft PTI Conflict of Interest Policy, PTI Board Code of Conduct developed to strengthen the governance practices of PTI, as well as a draft PTI Expected Standard of Behavior, developed to guide PTI's Board, staff, customers and broader community on expected standards to guide their participation.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/pti-governance-documents-2016-07-08-en>

 

Letter from James Bladel, Chair | GNSO Council, to Steve Crocker

Internationalized Registration Data Working Group's Final Report

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/bladel-to-crocker-07jul16-en.pdf>

 

ICANN thrown into confusion by cancelation of Daylight Saving Time

The Egyptian government's decision to abolish Daylight Saving Time at short notice has caused confusion for ICANN, responsible for website domains and international timings.

<http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/icann-thrown-confusion-cancelation-daylight-saving-time>

 

Fifty sixth ICANN meeting concludes in Helsinki

The Coordination Center for TLD .RU has attended the 56th ICANN meeting, which just concluded in Helsinki, Finland. The delegation took an active role in the meetings of the main working groups on Internet governance, new policy development and maintaining reliable operation of the Internet.

<https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=10321>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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The auDA Foundation ensuring greater digital inclusion in the 2016 grant round

We are pleased to announce that 15 grants have been awarded in the 2016 round, by the auDA Foundation Board, for a total funding amount of $382,942.21.          

<https://centr.org/news>

 

26 finalists in a record year for the ANZIA applications

auDA is excited to announce, with InternetNZ, the 26 finalists selected for the 2016 ANZIAs.

<https://centr.org/news>

 

.blog launch date and pricing revealed

The new gTLD .blog will go to general availability in November with a wholesale price tag of $20, it was revealed today.

<http://domainincite.com/20726-blog-launch-date-and-pricing-revealed>

 

de: Warning: Fake E-mails with malicious content in circulation

Currently, German language e-mails with a forged from-address, allegedly from info-xbE1Gl7G5Wk@public.gmane.org, are being sent. The e-mails claim to be acknowledging a domain transfer. The e-mails can be identified by the German subject "DENIC eG – Domain-Transfer Bestätigung" in combination with the from-address info-xbE1Gl7G5WnhvxM+mQhndA@public.gmane.org

<https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/warning-fake-e-mails-with-malicious-content-in-circulation/>

 

ICANN Accredits DENIC as Third Party Provider of Registrar Data Escrow

With Data Escrow, DENIC will soon provide a new service to the DENIC registrars. The Cooperative has successfully passed all the applicable reviews by ICANN and has now been accredited as Third Party Provider for Registrar Data Escrow, in short TPP RDE.

<https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/icann-accredits-denic-as-third-party-provider-of-registrar-data-escrow-tpp-rde/>

 

dk: Consultation on the fight against cybercrime: Severe violations and misuse of Danish domain names – what should we do?

DIFO invites everyone with an opinion about the use and misuse of domain names to participate in the consultation that extends over the summer.

<https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/consultation-on-the-fight-against-cybercrime/>

 

The 2016 .eu Web Awards is in full swing

The .eu Web Awards is an online competition where .eu and .eю websites can be nominated for a chance to win a prestigious award to be presented at a stunning ceremony in Brussels.

<https://eurid.eu/en/news/the-2016-eu-web-awards-is-in-full-swing/>

 

fi: New registry-registrar model from 5 Sept. 2016. Read and stay informed! eb service interface ceases to function

The Web service interface will cease to function on 2 September 2016 at 16.15. The new EPP interface will be in use from 5 September 2016 at 10.00. FICORA recommends that registrars start developing their own EPP client software as soon as possible.

<https://domain.fi/info/en/index/fi_uudistuu/newsletter/2016/52016.html>

 

dot ie domain registrations up 13% in 2015

We have just published our Annual Report for 2015. The report contains full details of our financial and registration results for the year ending 31 December 2015. here were 35,225 new dot ie registrations in 2015, an increase of 13.4% when compared to 2014 (31,072). Accounting for dot ie non-renewals or deletions, there was a net increase in registrations of 12,929, an increase of 48% on 2014 net registrations.

<https://www.iedr.ie/ie-registrations-13-2015/>

 

Surge in dot.ie registrations as economy and sentiment rise

New dot.ie domain registrations rose more than 13 per cent last year, with net registrations up by almost 50 per cent, the IE Domain Registry said.

<http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/surge-in-dot-ie-registrations-as-economy-and-sentiment-rise-1.2714180>

 

How the Regulation of the Dot IE Domain Led To Success for Irish Business

Anyone who has attempted to register a .com for their organisation knows that the good ones are taken. Those savvy enough to register hotels.com or mortages.com in the 90s would have sold it by now for seven figures.

<http://www.mhc.ie/latest/blog/how-the-regulation-of-the-dot-ie-domain-led-to-success-for-irish-business>

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=77db3f0c-f4b7-4af0-b230-cd0cc478a574>

 

The gatekeeper of Ireland's famous '.ie' domain slipped into the red last year

The company behind the ‘.ie’ domain slipped into the red last year with operating losses of over €500,000 despite registering a rise in sales.

<https://fora.ie/dot-ie-domain-registry-ireland-david-curtin-2867165-Jul2016/>

<https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/gatekeeper-irelands-famous-ie-domain-slipped-red-last-181626021--finance.html>

 

Approaching 3 million .it domain names

During May and June, approximately 20 thousand new .it names brought us ever closer to the goal of 3 million (only 40 thousand to go!).

<http://www.nic.it/en/news/approaching-3-million-it-domain-names>

 

.nz domain name management recognised in new MoU

InternetNZ is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment on the management of the .nz ccTLD.

<https://centr.org/news>

 

DNSSEC for ".ro" domains

Starting with JUL 06, 2016, the .ro domain name registrants have the option to add DS records for the .ro domain names in purpose of DNSSES signing.

<http://www.rotld.ro/engleza/index_en.html>

 

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NEW TLDS

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Bill Hartzer’s “SEO and the Not Com Revolution” Presentation

Bill Hartzer is a SEO strategist, and he has been pretty vocal about the new gTLD domain names. I saw a presentation he gave at the 2016 Rocks Digital Marketing Conference held last week at the Addison, Texas Convention Center, and I want to share it with you. For those of you who have been following developments in the new gTLD space, many of the slides will look familiar. There has been ample discussion had about quite of few of the topics in Bill’s presentation, but there may be some newer topics that you haven’t seen yet.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/bill-hartzers-seo-and-the-not-com-revolution-presentation/>

 

Top 12 Reasons Why Chinese TLDs Are Good For Brands and Businesses

The new gTLD program is still very much in its infancy stages. It’s been less than three years since ICANN delegated the first new gTLD extension, and since then hundreds of new domain extensions have emerged on the market and hundreds more will reach general availability in the coming years.

<http://www.chopchop.news/blog/top-12-reasons-why-chinese-tlds-are-good-for-brands-and-businesses>

 

The New TLD Market Brief – July 2016

This Market Brief features a Brand TLD analysis of 68 brands showcased on Brand TLD dot News. In our research of these Brand TLDs we found:

<http://authenticweb.com/the-new-tld-market-brief-july-2016/>

 

GoDaddy gets its dot-brand

GoDaddy has become a new gTLD registry with the delegation yesterday of .godaddy.

<http://domainincite.com/20722-godaddy-gets-its-dot-brand>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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The World's Most Abused TLDs

TLD registries which allow registrars to sell high volumes of domains to professional spammers and malware operators in essence aid and abet the plague of abuse on the Internet. Some registrars and resellers knowingly sell high volumes of domains to these actors for profit, and many registries do not do enough to stop or limit this endless supply of domains.

<https://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/>

 

Are bots muddying your marketing analytics?

In short, most likely. Bots have become a hot topic with many retailers lately as security has become a higher priority. Malicious bots can be part of a DDoS attack or efforts to extract valuable customer data, or both.

<https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/07/are-bots-muddying-your-marketing-analytics.html>

 

Internet Security Days: Encryption Must Be Suitable for the Masses

Every Internet user has a vested interest in the security of their personal data. For the transfer and sharing of sensitive information, security should be an absolutely fundamental requirement. And yet, cryptography is barely ever used in everyday life – or even in business– because the applications are too complicated and time-consuming. Security experts will explain the dangers this situation poses – and elaborate on the conditions required for wide distribution of encryption – at the Internet Security days on 22 and 23 September in Phantasialand in Bruel, near Cologne.

<https://international.eco.de/2016/news/internet-security-days-encryption-must-be-suitable-for-the-masses.html>

 

Reducing Your Risk For Ransomware and other Malware

In the first quarter of 2016 alone, according to the FBI, organizations paid more than $209 million to ransom data from hackers. That’s almost ten times more than the $24 million paid in all of 2015. That’s a sad testament to the high cost of malware – and a testament to how indispensable DNS services can be in avoiding its spread across your network.

<https://community.infoblox.com/t5/Company-Blog/Reducing-Your-Risk-For-Ransomware-and-other-Malware/ba-p/6959>

 

Dropping Elephant: Cyber-espionage Group Hunts High Profile Targets with Low Profile Tools

In February 2016, following an alert from a partner, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team began an investigation. It quickly became clear that a threat actor, likely operating from India, was undertaking aggressive cyber-espionage activity in the Asian region, targeting multiple diplomatic and government entities with a particular focus on China and its international affairs.

<http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2016/Dropping-Elephant>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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The Responsible Cybersquatter

We’ve all seen the typical pay-per-click websites that are reached by inputting certain domain names into the address bar. Sometimes they show generic links featuring dating services, mortgage lending, or nutritional supplements; other times, they show links to the owner of a well-known brand name that’s contained in the domain or, worse, to its competitors.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/the-responsible-cybersquatter/>

 

Domain registration cancelled due to Canadian Presence Requirements [registration]

A recent decision of a panel under the Canadian Internet Registration Authority Domain Name Dispute and Resolution Policy highlighted a peculiar aspect of the .ca registry, namely that a registrant must satisfy the Canadian Presence Requirements. The decision related to a case of typosquatting and considered the extent to which a .ca domain name must include a registered trademark.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d9fb6af5-b2c5-4d75-9b0a-b8404b7f08fa>

 

Sing when you’re winning: Michael Bublé handed cybersquatting win

Canadian singer Michael Bublé has successfully recovered two domain names that were confusingly similar to trademarks for his name.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/sing-when-you-re-winning-michael-bubl-handed-cybersquatting-win-4760>

<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/sing-when-you-re-winning-michael-bubl-handed-cybersquatting-win-10404>

 

UDRP Filed Against Zero.com, Which Sold for Over $329k

A UDRP has been filed against the Zero.com domain name at the WIPO. ... When I saw the UDRP in the WIPO database, I had to do a double take. Zero.com was created back in June of 1992, nearly 25 years ago. The domain name looks like it is privately registered, as the registrant is listed as DNStination Inc.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/udrp-filed-against-zero-com-which-sold-for-over-329k/>

 

Apollo.com hit with UDRP

Earlier today, Elliot Silver wrote about a UDRP filed against the valuable domain name Zero.com. Add another valuable “dictionary” word to the list: Apollo.com just got hit with a UDRP.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/07/apollo-com-hit-udrp/>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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Brexit: The Effect On Domain Name and Online Brand Protection Strategies

The recent referendum in the UK has brought uncertainty and questions about its effect on local and global economies, trade, business, travel, etc. Lexsynergy's account managers have evaluated how Brexit may affect the domain management of our client's portfolio and here is what we recommend for you to take into consideration:

<http://www.lexsynergy.com/news/415-brexit-domain-name-online-brand-protection>

 

in: GoDaddy: The big daddy of 31-million small businesses

GoDaddy, one of the world’s largest web hosting firms, on Thursday, said it would make its services available in three Indian languages - Hindi, Marathi and Tamil - to enable over 31 million small businesses build their online presence.

<http://www.business-standard.com/article/technology/godaddy-the-big-daddy-of-31-million-small-businesses-116070701033_1.html>

 

GoDaddy Expands Reach in India with Localized Approach

GoDaddy has launched its services in Hindi, Marathi, and Tamil to attract Indian small businesses, the company announced Thursday. GoDaddy India and Australia VP and managing director, Rajiv Sodhi, said the move is part of the company focus on localizing customer touchpoints.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-expands-reach-in-india-with-localized-approach>

 

Disguise your domain data with privacy protection service

WPP or Whois Privacy Protection is a service that Openprovider now offers publicly to all its customer base. Enabling WPP on the domain disguises your identity and provides proxy contact information in the Whois.

<https://www.openprovider.com/disguise-domain-data-privacy-protection-service/>

 

New accreditations: .lv and .pro

Openprovider is always working on new accreditations in order to provide our customers with the best possible price and service.

<https://www.openprovider.com/new-accreditations-lv-pro/>

 

DNSSEC status added to the domain list download

On the 19th of July, the downloadable CSV file that you can retrieve through the domain overview page in the control panel will be extended by a field “DNSSEC status”.

<https://www.openprovider.com/dnssec-status-added-domain-list-download/>

 

Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in June 2016

Pair Networks had the most reliable hosting company site in June, with only one failed request. Pair Networks was founded in 1995, putting it among the oldest web hosting companies. Its custom-built data centre is based in Pittsburgh, where it provides a range of premium hosting services.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/07/05/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-june-2016.html>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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Comcast Says 50% of its Traffic Will be IPv6 by Year's End

Comcast does a number of things consistently wrong, but lagging on IPv6 hasn't been one of them. After the leading the charge for some time, Comcast now says that 50% of the company's traffic will be IPv6 enabled by the end of this year.

<http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Comcast-Says-50-of-its-Traffic-Will-be-IPv6-by-Years-End-137331>

 

Is There a Positive Business Case for IPv6? We Are About to Find Out, If You Help Us... by Marco Hogewoning

Large-scale IPv6 deployments suggest that IPv6 is at least a technical success, the technology works. Time to visit the other important question: does it work commercially. Does IPv6 really come with a positive business case? We are about to find out, if you help us... The Internet technical community has spent about two decades making IPv6 work on a technical level. We have developed the protocol, modified and expanded a few others; we set up the registry system and distributed the addresses.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160607_is_there_a_positive_business_case_for_ipv6_find_out/>

 

Three reasons why ISPs should deploy IPv6 now by George Michaelson, Senior R&D Scientist, APNIC

The need to move to IPv6 is something that ISPs have known about for many years. Despite this, adoption of IPv6 across New Zealand’s ISPs has been low. According to APNIC Labs statistics, current IPv6 capability across NZ’s Internet infrastructure is about 2%.

<https://internetnz.nz/blog/three-reasons-why-isps-should-deploy-ipv6-now>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Return of the Phantom: Part 4

All aboard! The Google quality train is making its way through the internet once again. This time, the engineer driving this metaphorical train is driven by quality and improved user experience. Where quality signals are concerned, we know this is the work of previous Phantom updates, which is why we at Searchmetrics are considering this update to be “Phantom 4”. Clear trends have emerged in our data indicating that Google is devaluing specific areas of domains for pages exhibiting poor quality and experience for users – a clear symptom of Phantom updates past.

<http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/07/08/phantom-4/>

 

Domain Name and Copyright Issues on Internet: A Trans-Jurisdictional Perspective by Priyal Thaker, Attorney at Law

Abstract: The internet launched a new era in the internationalization of trade. Any business can advertise its goods & services around the globe with minimum financial and other resources and if the goods and services can be converted into digital form, like music or software products in digital form and services like consultancy or educational services, then the same could be transmitted directly to purchasers using the global computer networks. While these developments in communication technology over the internet have raised considerable opportunities for business on online platform or popularly now known as e-commerce, it involves considerable legal risks.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2802421>

 

Interesting GoDaddy patent applications and data

GoDaddy has filed two patent applications that contain interesting concepts and data. If fully implemented as described, the systems could increase aftermarket domain name transactions.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/08/godaddy-patents-domain-sales/>

 

uk: Something glorious has happened to Andrea Leadsom’s websites

With Andrea Leadsom going up against Theresa May to be our next PM, it’s natural you’d want to do your research. We’ve learned a bit about her from her, erm, blog, but perhaps that hasn’t satisfied your curiosity. So what better place to start than with Andrea’s campaign website. No, your browser isn’t broken. Someone has bought this domain and redirected it to the Stonewall donations page.

<http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/08/something-glorious-has-happened-to-andrea-leadsoms-websites-5995371/>

 

APNIC 42 to be relocated from Dhaka

In the past week, the escalation of violence in Bangladesh has caused concerns in the APNIC community about the safety of attending APNIC 42 in Dhaka. Travel advisories for Bangladesh from various governments around the region have become stricter, making it difficult or impossible for many APNIC community members and guests to attend the meeting.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2016/07/08/apnic-42-relocated-dhaka/>

 

ISPA UK Unveils the Winners of their 2016 ISP Internet Industry Awards

It’s that time of the year again. The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has revealed the winners of their 18th annual 2016 Internet industry awards, which among other things saw London wireless ISP Relish pick-up the winning spot for “Best Consumer Broadband” and Hyperoptic secure the “Best Superfast Broadband” gong.

<http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2016/07/ispa-uk-unveils-winners-2016-isp-internet-industry-awards.html>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart Goes to a Dutch ccTLD (One of 2016's Six Biggest Country Code Sales)

While it was a relatively quiet week on the aftermarket overall, the ccTLDs had plenty to celebrate, including the 6th biggest sale year to date in that category and six entries on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Setting the pace was the $61,605 sale of Telefoonhoesjes.nl ("phone cases" in Dutch) via Undeveloped.nl.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160707.htm>

 

How to break into domaining

Investing in domain names is often compared to investing in real estate, but it’s much simpler and costs a lot less.

<https://blog.namecheap.com/how-to-break-into-domaining/>

 

Part 3 - Why Domain Portfolio Optimising Works - Advertisers

Obviously there are a great multitude of business models that you can apply to your development project. Remember that we are looking at developing one of our domains into a business as part of our portfolio optimisation. The first business model that we will examine is advertising.

<http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/part-3>

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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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"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Public Comment: Proposed Measures for Release of Two-Letter Second-Level Domains in gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-07-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-07-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Bill Hartzer&rsquo;s &ldquo;SEO and the Not Com Revolution&rdquo; Presentation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/bill-hartzers-seo-and-the-not-com-revolution-presentation/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>bill</span><span>-</span><span>hartzers</span><span>-</span><span>seo</span><span>-</span><span>and</span><span>-</span><span>the</span><span>-</span><span>not</span><span>-</span><span>com</span><span>-</span><span>revolution</span><span>-</span><span>presentation</span><span>/</span></a></span><span>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The World's Most Abused TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/"><span>https://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Brexit: The Effect On Domain Name and Online Brand Protection Strategies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lexsynergy.com/news/415-brexit-domain-name-online-brand-protection"><span>http://www.lexsynergy.com/news/415-brexit-domain-name-online-brand-protection</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Inside the Information Society: Putting ICTs to rights by David Souter, Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We talk a lot about ICTs and human rights. Adherence to human rights agreements is entrenched in the WSIS outcome documents and was reiterated in the WSIS+10 review agreed last year by the UN General Assembly. There were said to be more workshops at last year&rsquo;s IGF on rights issues than any other theme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2016/07/04/inside-the-information-society-putting-icts-to-rights/"><span>http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2016/07/04/inside-the-information-society-putting-icts-to-rights/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Keeping internet governance out of the wrong hands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. government's decision to fully privatize oversight of the internet DNS is running into resistance. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) introduced a bill, S. 3034 / H.R. 5418, to "protect [the Internet] from authoritarian regimes." And Wall Street Journal columnist Gordon Crovitz warned that the U.S. administration is "handing authoritarian regimes the power they have long sought to censor the web globally." These concerns, while not irrational, are seriously overblown, and well-intended efforts to block the privatization plan would actually put internet freedom at greater risk.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/286785-keeping-internet-governance-out-of-the-wrong-hands"><span>http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/286785-keeping-internet-governance-out-of-the-wrong-hands</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What Are the Concerns about Ending the U.S. Contractual Relationship with ICANN?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Commerce Department plans to give up its historic role as guarantor of the technical backbone of the Internet. Unless Commerce changes course by mid-August, the &ldquo;IANA&rdquo; contract, by which it has supervised the Internet&rsquo;s domain name system, will lapse at the end of September.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.heritage.org/events/2016/07/icann"><span>http://www.heritage.org/events/2016/07/icann</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Public Comment: Proposed Measures for Release of Two-Letter Second-Level Domains in gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN today announced that it has issued for public comment proposed measures for release of two-letter second-level domains in gTLDs. If adopted, all currently reserved two-letter second-level domains would be released for all gTLD registries who implement the adopted measures. The document is available for public comment through 17 August 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-07-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-07-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>PTI Governance Documents<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This public comment proceeding seeks community input on the draft PTI Conflict of Interest Policy, PTI Board Code of Conduct developed to strengthen the governance practices of PTI, as well as a draft PTI Expected Standard of Behavior, developed to guide PTI's Board, staff, customers and broader community on expected standards to guide their participation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/pti-governance-documents-2016-07-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/pti-governance-documents-2016-07-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from James Bladel, Chair | GNSO Council, to Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internationalized Registration Data Working Group's Final Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/bladel-to-crocker-07jul16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/bladel-to-crocker-07jul16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN thrown into confusion by cancelation of Daylight Saving Time<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Egyptian government's decision to abolish Daylight Saving Time at short notice has caused confusion for ICANN, responsible for website domains and international timings.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/icann-thrown-confusion-cancelation-daylight-saving-time"><span>http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/icann-thrown-confusion-cancelation-daylight-saving-time</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Fifty sixth ICANN meeting concludes in Helsinki<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Coordination Center for TLD .RU has attended the 56th ICANN meeting, which just concluded in Helsinki, Finland. The delegation took an active role in the meetings of the main working groups on Internet governance, new policy development and maintaining reliable operation of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=10321"><span>https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=10321</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The auDA Foundation ensuring greater digital inclusion in the 2016 grant round<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We are pleased to announce that 15 grants have been awarded in the 2016 round, by the auDA Foundation Board, for a total funding amount of $382,942.21.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news"><span>https://centr.org/news</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>26 finalists in a record year for the ANZIA applications<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>auDA is excited to announce, with InternetNZ, the 26 finalists selected for the 2016 ANZIAs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news"><span>https://centr.org/news</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.blog launch date and pricing revealed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The new gTLD .blog will go to general availability in November with a wholesale price tag of $20, it was revealed today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20726-blog-launch-date-and-pricing-revealed"><span>http://domainincite.com/20726-blog-launch-date-and-pricing-revealed</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>de: Warning: Fake E-mails with malicious content in circulation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Currently, German language e-mails with a forged from-address, allegedly from info@..., are being sent. The e-mails claim to be acknowledging a domain transfer. The e-mails can be identified by the German subject "DENIC eG &ndash; Domain-Transfer Best&auml;tigung" in combination with the from-address info@...<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/warning-fake-e-mails-with-malicious-content-in-circulation/"><span>https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/warning-fake-e-mails-with-malicious-content-in-circulation/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Accredits DENIC as Third Party Provider of Registrar Data Escrow<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With Data Escrow, DENIC will soon provide a new service to the DENIC registrars. The Cooperative has successfully passed all the applicable reviews by ICANN and has now been accredited as Third Party Provider for Registrar Data Escrow, in short TPP RDE.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/icann-accredits-denic-as-third-party-provider-of-registrar-data-escrow-tpp-rde/"><span>https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/icann-accredits-denic-as-third-party-provider-of-registrar-data-escrow-tpp-rde/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>dk: Consultation on the fight against cybercrime: Severe violations and misuse of Danish domain names &ndash; what should we do?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DIFO invites everyone with an opinion about the use and misuse of domain names to participate in the consultation that extends over the summer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/consultation-on-the-fight-against-cybercrime/"><span>https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/consultation-on-the-fight-against-cybercrime/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 2016 .eu Web Awards is in full swing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The .eu Web Awards is an online competition where .eu and .e</span><span lang="RU">&#1102; websites can be nominated for a chance to win a prestigious award to be presented at a stunning ceremony in Brussels.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="RU">&lt;</span><span><a href="https://eurid.eu/en/news/the-2016-eu-web-awards-is-in-full-swing/"><span>https</span><span lang="RU">://</span><span>eurid</span><span lang="RU">.</span><span>eu</span><span lang="RU">/</span><span>en</span><span lang="RU">/</span><span>news</span><span lang="RU">/</span><span>the</span><span lang="RU">-2016-≤/span><span>eu</span><span lang="RU">-</span><span>web</span><span lang="RU">-</span><span>awards</span><span lang="RU">-</span><span>is</span><span lang="RU">-</span><span>in</span><span lang="RU">-</span><span>full</span><span lang="RU">-</span><span>swing</span><span lang="RU">/</span></a></span><span lang="RU">&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="RU"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>fi: New registry-registrar model from 5 Sept. 2016. Read and stay informed! eb service interface ceases to function</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Web service interface will cease to function on 2 September 2016 at 16.15. The new EPP interface will be in use from 5 September 2016 at 10.00. FICORA recommends that registrars start developing their own EPP client software as soon as possible.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://domain.fi/info/en/index/fi_uudistuu/newsletter/2016/52016.html"><span>https://domain.fi/info/en/index/fi_uudistuu/newsletter/2016/52016.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>dot ie domain registrations up 13% in 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We have just published our Annual Report for 2015. The report contains full details of our financial and registration results for the year ending 31 December 2015. here were 35,225 new dot ie registrations in 2015, an increase of 13.4% when compared to 2014 (31,072). Accounting for dot ie non-renewals or deletions, there was a net increase in registrations of 12,929, an increase of 48% on 2014 net registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iedr.ie/ie-registrations-13-2015/"><span>https://www.iedr.ie/ie-registrations-13-2015/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Surge in dot.ie registrations as economy and sentiment rise<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New dot.ie domain registrations rose more than 13 per cent last year, with net registrations up by almost 50 per cent, the IE Domain Registry said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/surge-in-dot-ie-registrations-as-economy-and-sentiment-rise-1.2714180"><span>http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/surge-in-dot-ie-registrations-as-economy-and-sentiment-rise-1.2714180</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How the Regulation of the Dot IE Domain Led To Success for Irish Business<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Anyone who has attempted to register a .com for their organisation knows that the good ones are taken. Those savvy enough to register hotels.com or mortages.com in the 90s would have sold it by now for seven figures.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.mhc.ie/latest/blog/how-the-regulation-of-the-dot-ie-domain-led-to-success-for-irish-business"><span>http://www.mhc.ie/latest/blog/how-the-regulation-of-the-dot-ie-domain-led-to-success-for-irish-business</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=77db3f0c-f4b7-4af0-b230-cd0cc478a574"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=77db3f0c-f4b7-4af0-b230-cd0cc478a574</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The gatekeeper of Ireland's famous '.ie' domain slipped into the red last year<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The company behind the &lsquo;.ie&rsquo; domain slipped into the red last year with operating losses of over &euro;500,000 despite registering a rise in sales.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://fora.ie/dot-ie-domain-registry-ireland-david-curtin-2867165-Jul2016/"><span>https://fora.ie/dot-ie-domain-registry-ireland-david-curtin-2867165-Jul2016/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/gatekeeper-irelands-famous-ie-domain-slipped-red-last-181626021--finance.html"><span>https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/gatekeeper-irelands-famous-ie-domain-slipped-red-last-181626021--finance.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Approaching 3 million .it domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>During May and June, approximately 20 thousand new .it names brought us ever closer to the goal of 3 million (only 40 thousand to go!).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nic.it/en/news/approaching-3-million-it-domain-names"><span>http://www.nic.it/en/news/approaching-3-million-it-domain-names</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.nz domain name management recognised in new MoU<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>InternetNZ is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment on the management of the .nz ccTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news"><span>https://centr.org/news</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNSSEC for ".ro" domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Starting with JUL 06, 2016, the .ro domain name registrants have the option to add DS records for the .ro domain names in purpose of DNSSES signing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.rotld.ro/engleza/index_en.html"><span>http://www.rotld.ro/engleza/index_en.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Bill Hartzer&rsquo;s &ldquo;SEO and the Not Com Revolution&rdquo; Presentation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Bill Hartzer is a SEO strategist, and he has been pretty vocal about the new gTLD domain names. I saw a presentation he gave at the 2016 Rocks Digital Marketing Conference held last week at the Addison, Texas Convention Center, and I want to share it with you. For those of you who have been following developments in the new gTLD space, many of the slides will look familiar. There has been ample discussion had about quite of few of the topics in Bill&rsquo;s presentation, but there may be some newer topics that you haven&rsquo;t seen yet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/bill-hartzers-seo-and-the-not-com-revolution-presentation/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>bill</span><span>-</span><span>hartzers</span><span>-</span><span>seo</span><span>-</span><span>and</span><span>-</span><span>the</span><span>-</span><span>not</span><span>-</span><span>com</span><span>-</span><span>revolution</span><span>-</span><span>presentation</span><span>/</span></a></span><span>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Top 12 Reasons Why Chinese TLDs Are Good For Brands and Businesses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The new gTLD program is still very much in its infancy stages. It&rsquo;s been less than three years since ICANN delegated the first new gTLD extension, and since then hundreds of new domain extensions have emerged on the market and hundreds more will reach general availability in the coming years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.chopchop.news/blog/top-12-reasons-why-chinese-tlds-are-good-for-brands-and-businesses"><span>http://www.chopchop.news/blog/top-12-reasons-why-chinese-tlds-are-good-for-brands-and-businesses</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The New TLD Market Brief &ndash; July 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This Market Brief features a Brand TLD analysis of 68 brands showcased on Brand TLD dot News. In our research of these Brand TLDs we found:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://authenticweb.com/the-new-tld-market-brief-july-2016/"><span>http://authenticweb.com/the-new-tld-market-brief-july-2016/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy gets its dot-brand<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy has become a new gTLD registry with the delegation yesterday of .godaddy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20722-godaddy-gets-its-dot-brand"><span>http://domainincite.com/20722-godaddy-gets-its-dot-brand</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The World's Most Abused TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TLD registries which allow registrars to sell high volumes of domains to professional spammers and malware operators in essence aid and abet the plague of abuse on the Internet. Some registrars and resellers knowingly sell high volumes of domains to these actors for profit, and many registries do not do enough to stop or limit this endless supply of domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/"><span>https://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Are bots muddying your marketing analytics?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In short, most likely. Bots have become a hot topic with many retailers lately as security has become a higher priority. Malicious bots can be part of a DDoS attack or efforts to extract valuable customer data, or both.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/07/are-bots-muddying-your-marketing-analytics.html"><span>https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/07/are-bots-muddying-your-marketing-analytics.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet Security Days: Encryption Must Be Suitable for the Masses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Every Internet user has a vested interest in the security of their personal data. For the transfer and sharing of sensitive information, security should be an absolutely fundamental requirement. And yet, cryptography is barely ever used in everyday life &ndash; or even in business&ndash; because the applications are too complicated and time-consuming. Security experts will explain the dangers this situation poses &ndash; and elaborate on the conditions required for wide distribution of encryption &ndash; at the Internet Security days on 22 and 23 September in Phantasialand in Bruel, near Cologne.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2016/news/internet-security-days-encryption-must-be-suitable-for-the-masses.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2016/news/internet-security-days-encryption-must-be-suitable-for-the-masses.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Reducing Your Risk For Ransomware and other Malware<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the first quarter of 2016 alone, according to the FBI, organizations paid more than $209 million to ransom data from hackers. That&rsquo;s almost ten times more than the $24 million paid in all of 2015. That&rsquo;s a sad testament to the high cost of malware &ndash; and a testament to how indispensable DNS services can be in avoiding its spread across your network.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://community.infoblox.com/t5/Company-Blog/Reducing-Your-Risk-For-Ransomware-and-other-Malware/ba-p/6959"><span>https://community.infoblox.com/t5/Company-Blog/Reducing-Your-Risk-For-Ransomware-and-other-Malware/ba-p/6959</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dropping Elephant: Cyber-espionage Group Hunts High Profile Targets with Low Profile Tools<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In February 2016, following an alert from a partner, Kaspersky Lab&rsquo;s Global Research and Analysis Team began an investigation. It quickly became clear that a threat actor, likely operating from India, was undertaking aggressive cyber-espionage activity in the Asian region, targeting multiple diplomatic and government entities with a particular focus on China and its international affairs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2016/Dropping-Elephant"><span>http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2016/Dropping-Elephant</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Responsible Cybersquatter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We&rsquo;ve all seen the typical pay-per-click websites that are reached by inputting certain domain names into the address bar. Sometimes they show generic links featuring dating services, mortgage lending, or nutritional supplements; other times, they show links to the owner of a well-known brand name that&rsquo;s contained in the domain or, worse, to its competitors.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/the-responsible-cybersquatter/"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/the-responsible-cybersquatter/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain registration cancelled due to Canadian Presence Requirements [registration]</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A recent decision of a panel under the Canadian Internet Registration Authority Domain Name Dispute and Resolution Policy highlighted a peculiar aspect of the .ca registry, namely that a registrant must satisfy the Canadian Presence Requirements. The decision related to a case of typosquatting and considered the extent to which a .ca domain name must include a registered trademark.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d9fb6af5-b2c5-4d75-9b0a-b8404b7f08fa"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d9fb6af5-b2c5-4d75-9b0a-b8404b7f08fa</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sing when you&rsquo;re winning: Michael Bubl&eacute; handed cybersquatting win<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Canadian singer Michael Bubl&eacute; has successfully recovered two domain names that were confusingly similar to trademarks for his name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/sing-when-you-re-winning-michael-bubl-handed-cybersquatting-win-4760"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/sing-when-you-re-winning-michael-bubl-handed-cybersquatting-win-4760</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldipreview.com/news/sing-when-you-re-winning-michael-bubl-handed-cybersquatting-win-10404"><span>http://www.worldipreview.com/news/sing-when-you-re-winning-michael-bubl-handed-cybersquatting-win-10404</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>UDRP Filed Against Zero.com, Which Sold for Over $329k<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A UDRP has been filed against the Zero.com domain name at the WIPO. ... When</span><span> </span><span>I</span><span> </span><span>saw</span><span> </span><span>the</span><span> </span><span>UDRP</span><span> </span><span>in</span><span> </span><span>the</span><span> </span><span>WIPO</span><span> </span><span>database</span><span>, </span><span>I</span><span> </span><span>had</span><span> </span><span>to</span><span> </span><span>do</span><span> </span><span>a</span><span> </span><span>double</span><span> </span><span>take</span><span>. </span><span>Zero</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span> </span><span>was</span><span> </span><span>created</span><span> </span><span>back</span><span> </span><span>in</span><span> </span><span>June</span><span> </span><span>of</span><span> </span><span>1992</span><span>, </span><span>nearly</span><span> </span><span>25</span><span> </span><span>years</span><span> </span><span>ago</span><span>. </span><span>The</span><span> </span><span>domain</span><span> </span><span>name</span><span> </span><span>looks</span><span> </span><span>like</span><span> </span><span>it</span><span> </span><span>is</span><span> </span><span>privately</span><span> </span><span>registered</span><span>, </span><span>as</span><span> </span><span>the</span><span> </span><span>registrant</span><span> </span><span>is</span><span> </span><span>listed</span><span> </span><span>as</span><span> </span><span>DNStination</span><span> </span><span>Inc</span><span>.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/udrp-filed-against-zero-com-which-sold-for-over-329k/"><span>http://www.domaininvesting.com/udrp-filed-against-zero-com-which-sold-for-over-329k/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Apollo.com hit with UDRP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Earlier today, Elliot Silver wrote about a UDRP filed against the valuable domain name Zero.com. Add another valuable &ldquo;dictionary&rdquo; word to the list: Apollo.com just got hit with a UDRP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/07/apollo-com-hit-udrp/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/07/apollo-com-hit-udrp/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Brexit: The Effect On Domain Name and Online Brand Protection Strategies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The recent referendum in the UK has brought uncertainty and questions about its effect on local and global economies, trade, business, travel, etc. Lexsynergy's account managers have evaluated how Brexit may affect the domain management of our client's portfolio and here is what we recommend for you to take into consideration:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lexsynergy.com/news/415-brexit-domain-name-online-brand-protection"><span>http://www.lexsynergy.com/news/415-brexit-domain-name-online-brand-protection</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>in: GoDaddy: The big daddy of 31-million small businesses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy, one of the world&rsquo;s largest web hosting firms, on Thursday, said it would make its services available in three Indian languages - Hindi, Marathi and Tamil - to enable over 31 million small businesses build their online presence.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.business-standard.com/article/technology/godaddy-the-big-daddy-of-31-million-small-businesses-116070701033_1.html"><span>http://www.business-standard.com/article/technology/godaddy-the-big-daddy-of-31-million-small-businesses-116070701033_1.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy Expands Reach in India with Localized Approach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy has launched its services in Hindi, Marathi, and Tamil to attract Indian small businesses, the company announced Thursday. GoDaddy India and Australia VP and managing director, Rajiv Sodhi, said the move is part of the company focus on localizing customer touchpoints.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-expands-reach-in-india-with-localized-approach"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-expands-reach-in-india-with-localized-approach</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Disguise your domain data with privacy protection service<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>WPP or Whois Privacy Protection is a service that Openprovider now offers publicly to all its customer base. Enabling WPP on the domain disguises your identity and provides proxy contact information in the Whois.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.openprovider.com/disguise-domain-data-privacy-protection-service/"><span>https://www.openprovider.com/disguise-domain-data-privacy-protection-service/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New accreditations: .lv and .pro<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Openprovider is always working on new accreditations in order to provide our customers with the best possible price and service.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.openprovider.com/new-accreditations-lv-pro/"><span>https://www.openprovider.com/new-accreditations-lv-pro/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNSSEC status added to the domain list download<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On the 19th of July, the downloadable CSV file that you can retrieve through the domain overview page in the control panel will be extended by a field &ldquo;DNSSEC status&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.openprovider.com/dnssec-status-added-domain-list-download/"><span>https://www.openprovider.com/dnssec-status-added-domain-list-download/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in June 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Pair Networks had the most reliable hosting company site in June, with only one failed request. Pair Networks was founded in 1995, putting it among the oldest web hosting companies. Its custom-built data centre is based in Pittsburgh, where it provides a range of premium hosting services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/07/05/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-june-2016.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/07/05/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-june-2016.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Comcast Says 50% of its Traffic Will be IPv6 by Year's End<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Comcast does a number of things consistently wrong, but lagging on IPv6 hasn't been one of them. After the leading the charge for some time, Comcast now says that 50% of the company's traffic will be IPv6 enabled by the end of this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Comcast-Says-50-of-its-Traffic-Will-be-IPv6-by-Years-End-137331"><span>http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Comcast-Says-50-of-its-Traffic-Will-be-IPv6-by-Years-End-137331</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Is There a Positive Business Case for IPv6? We Are About to Find Out, If You Help Us... by Marco Hogewoning<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Large-scale IPv6 deployments suggest that IPv6 is at least a technical success, the technology works. Time to visit the other important question: does it work commercially. Does IPv6 really come with a positive business case? We are about to find out, if you help us... The Internet technical community has spent about two decades making IPv6 work on a technical level. We have developed the protocol, modified and expanded a few others; we set up the registry system and distributed the addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160607_is_there_a_positive_business_case_for_ipv6_find_out/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160607_is_there_a_positive_business_case_for_ipv6_find_out/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Three reasons why ISPs should deploy IPv6 now by George Michaelson, Senior R&amp;D Scientist, APNIC</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The need to move to IPv6 is something that ISPs have known about for many years. Despite this, adoption of IPv6 across New Zealand&rsquo;s ISPs has been low. According to APNIC Labs statistics, current IPv6 capability across NZ&rsquo;s Internet infrastructure is about 2%.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/blog/three-reasons-why-isps-should-deploy-ipv6-now"><span>https://internetnz.nz/blog/three-reasons-why-isps-should-deploy-ipv6-now</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Return of the Phantom: Part 4<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>All aboard! The Google quality train is making its way through the internet once again. This time, the engineer driving this metaphorical train is driven by quality and improved user experience. Where quality signals are concerned, we know this is the work of previous Phantom updates, which is why we at Searchmetrics are considering this update to be &ldquo;Phantom 4&rdquo;. Clear trends have emerged in our data indicating that Google is devaluing specific areas of domains for pages exhibiting poor quality and experience for users &ndash; a clear symptom of Phantom updates past.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/07/08/phantom-4/"><span>http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/07/08/phantom-4/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain Name and Copyright Issues on Internet: A Trans-Jurisdictional Perspective by Priyal Thaker, Attorney at Law<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Abstract: The internet launched a new era in the internationalization of trade. Any business can advertise its goods &amp; services around the globe with minimum financial and other resources and if the goods and services can be converted into digital form, like music or software products in digital form and services like consultancy or educational services, then the same could be transmitted directly to purchasers using the global computer networks. While these developments in communication technology over the internet have raised considerable opportunities for business on online platform or popularly now known as e-commerce, it involves considerable legal risks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2802421"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2802421</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Interesting GoDaddy patent applications and data<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy has filed two patent applications that contain interesting concepts and data. If fully implemented as described, the systems could increase aftermarket domain name transactions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/08/godaddy-patents-domain-sales/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/08/godaddy-patents-domain-sales/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>uk: Something glorious has happened to Andrea Leadsom&rsquo;s websites</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With Andrea Leadsom going up against Theresa May to be our next PM, it&rsquo;s natural you&rsquo;d want to do your research. We&rsquo;ve learned a bit about her from her, erm, blog, but perhaps that hasn&rsquo;t satisfied your curiosity. So what better place to start than with Andrea&rsquo;s campaign website. No, your browser isn&rsquo;t broken. Someone has bought this domain and redirected it to the Stonewall donations page.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/08/something-glorious-has-happened-to-andrea-leadsoms-websites-5995371/"><span>http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/08/something-glorious-has-happened-to-andrea-leadsoms-websites-5995371/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>APNIC 42 to be relocated from Dhaka<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the past week, the escalation of violence in Bangladesh has caused concerns in the APNIC community about the safety of attending APNIC 42 in Dhaka. Travel advisories for Bangladesh from various governments around the region have become stricter, making it difficult or impossible for many APNIC community members and guests to attend the meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/07/08/apnic-42-relocated-dhaka/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/07/08/apnic-42-relocated-dhaka/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ISPA UK Unveils the Winners of their 2016 ISP Internet Industry Awards<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It&rsquo;s that time of the year again. The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has revealed the winners of their 18th annual 2016 Internet industry awards, which among other things saw London wireless ISP Relish pick-up the winning spot for &ldquo;Best Consumer Broadband&rdquo; and Hyperoptic secure the &ldquo;Best Superfast Broadband&rdquo; gong.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2016/07/ispa-uk-unveils-winners-2016-isp-internet-industry-awards.html"><span>http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2016/07/ispa-uk-unveils-winners-2016-isp-internet-industry-awards.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart Goes to a Dutch ccTLD (One of 2016's Six Biggest Country Code Sales)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>While it was a relatively quiet week on the aftermarket overall, the ccTLDs had plenty to celebrate, including the 6th biggest sale year to date in that category and six entries on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Setting the pace was the $61,605 sale of Telefoonhoesjes.nl ("phone cases" in Dutch) via Undeveloped.nl.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160707.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160707.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How to break into domaining<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Investing in domain names is often compared to investing in real estate, but it&rsquo;s much simpler and costs a lot less.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blog.namecheap.com/how-to-break-into-domaining/"><span>https://blog.namecheap.com/how-to-break-into-domaining/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Part 3 - Why Domain Portfolio Optimising Works - Advertisers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Obviously there are a great multitude of business models that you can apply to your development project. Remember that we are looking at developing one of our domains into a business as part of our portfolio optimisation. The first business model that we will examine is advertising.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/part-3"><span>http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/part-3</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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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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David Goldstein | 7 Jul 06:51 2016

auDA domain news - 7 July

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UN council: Seriously, nations, stop switching off the damn internet

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/01/un_officially_condemns_internet_shutdowns/>

 

Collaborate now, reduce litigation later: ICANN community urged to reach agreement on IP abuse provisions

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=2c0baf57-44ca-4a65-9090-3a1ff4574246>

 

Most businesses don’t care about .uk domains

<http://domainincite.com/20717-most-businesses-dont-care-about-uk-domains>

 

UK cybersquatting cases flat, transfers down

<http://domainincite.com/20710-uk-cybersquatting-cases-flat-transfers-down>

 

Rightside refuses Donuts’ “opportunistic” $70m gTLD offer

<http://domainincite.com/20713-rightside-refuses-donuts-opportunistic-70m-gtld-offer>

 

Another blow for ICANN in .AFRICA by David Taylor

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9a87ed26-5a55-4b9d-a66b-8d026ded8335>

 

Top Router Maker TP-Link Loses Control Over Configuration Domain

<https://threatpost.com/top-router-maker-tp-link-loses-control-over-configuration-domain/119072/>

 

EU plans $2B investment in cybersecurity research [IDG]

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/3091708/eu-plans-2b-investment-in-cybersecurity-research.html>

<http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/602899/eu-plans-2b-investment-cybersecurity-research/>

 

Dealing with cybersquatting: the wisdom of thinking ahead

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/dealing-with-cybersquatting-the-wisdom-of-thinking-ahead>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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UN council: Seriously, nations, stop switching off the damn internet

The United Nations officially condemned the practice of countries shutting down access to the internet at a meeting of the Human Rights Council on Friday.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/01/un_officially_condemns_internet_shutdowns/>

 

Heritage Holding Anti-IANA Transition Event With Cruz

The Heritage Foundation are conservative, in the American political sense. So it’s not surprising that they’ve been linked to some of the anti-IANA transition stuff coming from Ted Cruz and Co. Tomorrow they’re holding an event, which is clearly not aimed at bolstering support on Capitol Hill for the IANA transition.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2016/07/06/heritage-holding-anti-iana-transition-event-cruz/>

 

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ICANN

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ICANN Board Adopts Updated Five-Year Operating Plan, and FY17 Operating Plan and Budget

The ICANN Board adopted the updated ICANN Five Year Operating Plan, and the ICANN FY17 Operating Plan and Budget in June 2016 at ICANN56 in Helsinki, Finland.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-05-en>

 

Modifications to GNSO Operating Procedures Relating to Motions and to the Chair and Vice-Chair Elections

Following the closing of the public comment forum, the Standing Committee on Improvements Implementation will review the comments received; revise its recommendations, if deemed appropriate; and submit these to the GNSO Council for approval.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gnso-op-procedures-2016-07-05-en>

 

ICANN56 Wrap up Interview with Göran Marby and Steve Crocker

ICANN's Duncan Burns, Senior Vice President of Communications at ICANN, sits down with ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby and ICANN Chair Steve Crocker to discuss the past week at ICANN56's Policy Forum in Helsinki, Finland.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-axsF2Lw3WM>

 

CENTR Report on ICANN56

The new B meeting format left most attendants with mixed feelings. One of its main goals was to bring the different Supporting Organisations and Advisory Committees together and provide opportunities for cross-community policy discussions. While these sessions were well attended, they didn’t always result in meaningful policy debates.

<https://centr.org/library/external-event/centr-report-on-icann56.html>

 

Collaborate now, reduce litigation later: ICANN community urged to reach agreement on IP abuse provisions

In a letter to the Intellectual Property Constituency, ICANN has clarified that, while it will act to ensure that required contractual provisions related to abusive behaviour are included in registry-registrar agreements, its obligation to take action on IP infringing activity ends there. However, World Trademark Review has been told that the issue is “far from resolved”, with the hope that “fruitful” community collaboration will result in a satisfactory outcome. The alternative is that stakeholders, and ICANN itself, could later become embroiled in an atmosphere of court battles and regulatory oversight.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=2c0baf57-44ca-4a65-9090-3a1ff4574246>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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Dominion Registries To Withhold Fee For Rejected Applications

Dominion Registries, the managing registry for .boats, .yachts, .autos, .homes and .motorcycles, have announced that they will now retain a $25.00 fee for all domain applications that are rejected. This will go into effect beginning at 00:00 UTC on 1 August, 2016.

<http://www.lexsynergy.com/news/413-dominion-withhold-fee-rejected-applications>

 

.Autos Limited Registration Open Now Until July 3!

Today, May 26, 2016, the .Autos domain name extension goes into its first open launch phase. Until now, you had to have a trademark to get your industry defining domain name. From today until July 3, Automotive Manufacturers, Dealers, Dealer Groups and Associations can register their .Autos domain name. Don’t delay, starting July 4 registrations will open up to everyone on our list of eligible automotive categories.

<http://dominionregistries.com/limited-registration-opens-today/>

 

Reform of Finnish domain name regime

The legislation concerning '.fi' ccTLD will undergo significant amendments on September 5 2016, as the Domain Name Act is set to be repealed and new provisions concerning domain names in the Information Society Code will enter into force.

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=054a2c11-747b-41c9-a2d8-edd3edb683db>

 

.Motorcycles Opens Today For Trademark Holders

Today marks the launch of a special domain name extension exclusively for the powersports industry. Domain names ending with .Motorcycles are exclusively available for entities providing products and services for the Motorcycle community.

<http://dominionregistries.com/motorcycles-opens-today-for-trademark-holders/>

<http://domains.motorcycles/tm-holders-can-now-register-motorcycles-domains/>

 

Sunrise For .MOTORCYCLES Opened 15 June; .AUTOS Moves Closer To GA

The .motorcycles new gTLD Sunrise period opened on 15 June. The motorcycles gTLD is exclusively available for entities providing products and services for the motorcycle community.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/04/sunrise-for-motorcycles-opened-15-june/>

 

US IP Rights Coordinator Advocates .Pharmacy TLD as Means of Protecting Consumers

During a recent United States Senate Committee hearing, Bruce Foucart, assistant director of the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, advocated the .pharmacy TLD as a means of protecting consumer well-being.

<http://www.nabp.net/news/us-ip-rights-coordinator-advocates-pharmacy-tld-as-means-of-protecting-consumers>

 

Protecting the Health of Internet Users: Q&A with .pharmacy

Sue Schuster from Neustar Registry Services sits down with Carmen A. Catizone, MS, RPh, DPh Executive Director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy for online pharmacies and prescription-only medications to chat about the benefits this exciting new partnership and what it means for members and consumers.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160705_protecting_the_health_of_internet_users_qwith_pharmacy/>

 

Domain names ending in .tube available tomorrow

Domain names ending in .tube will become available starting tomorrow.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/06/tube-domain-names-now-available/>

 

Most businesses don’t care about .uk domains

The majority of businesses in the UK don’t care about direct second-level .uk domains, even when the benefits are spelled out for them, according to Nominet research.

<http://domainincite.com/20717-most-businesses-dont-care-about-uk-domains>

 

Phishing, The Force & Fashion: 2015 In .uk Domain Name Disputes

Nominet, the company responsible for .UK, has today released an annual summary of domain name disputes brought before its Dispute Resolution Service in 2015.

<http://www.nominet.uk/phishing-force-fashion-2015-uk-domain-name-disputes/>

 

UK cybersquatting cases flat, transfers down

The number of cybersquatting cases involving .uk domains was basically flat in 2015, while the number of domains that were transferred was down.

<http://domainincite.com/20710-uk-cybersquatting-cases-flat-transfers-down>

 

Nominet’s DRS saves £7.74 million for brands

Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service saved an estimated £7.74 million in legal costs in 2015, according to the registry's annual domain disputes report.

<http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/domainnamesarticle.php?article_id=4981>

 

uk: The force and mangos feature in Nominet’s annual domains report

Nominet has released its annual domain names report on cases brought before its Dispute Resolution Service in 2015, listing Star Wars and Mango as notable cases.

<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/the-force-and-mangos-feature-in-nominet-s-annual-domains-report-10395>

 

ZACR Winter Price Freeze To Heat Up ZaDotCity Registrations

The ZA Central Registry's Winter Price Freeze Sale from 4 July to 8 July is set to boost the number of registered .capetown, .joburg and .durban domains as wholesale ZAdotCity prices are reduced to the same level as co.za domains.

<https://www.registry.net.za/content.php?gen=1&contentid=212&title=ZACR+WINTER+PRICE+FREEZE+TO+HEAT+UP+ZADOTCITY+REGISTRATIONS>

 

ZACR runs winter price freeze offer until 08 July

The ZA Central Registry is running the Winter Price Freeze Sale until the end 08 July to encourage registrations of .capetown, .joburg and .durban domains.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/zacr-runs-winter-price-freeze-offer-until-08-july--1151701>

 

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NEW TLDS

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Rightside refuses Donuts’ “opportunistic” $70m gTLD offer

Rightside has rebuffed Donuts’ semi-hostile takeover attempt for its portfolio of gTLD registry contracts. The question now is: will Donuts up the offer from the $70 million already on the table?

<http://domainincite.com/20713-rightside-refuses-donuts-opportunistic-70m-gtld-offer>

 

Rightside: No domain deal

Rightside has turned down a passive-aggressive offer to buy its TLDs for $70m. The proposed deal "significantly undervalues Rightside's Registry assets," according to its CEO Taryn Naidu.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/05/rightside_no_domain_deal/>

 

Rightside Declines Donuts' $70m Offer For Its gTLDs

Rightside have rejected the Donuts cash offer of $70 million for its entire registry of new gTLDs "after careful consideration and in consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors".

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24751>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/06/rightside-declines-donuts-70m-offer-for-gtlds/>

 

Rightside Board of Directors Rejects Donuts' Unsolicited Proposal

Rightside Group, Ltd. ... today announced that its Board of Directors, after careful consideration and in consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors, has rejected the unsolicited proposal from Donuts Inc. to acquire Rightside's entire registry of gTLDs and related assets for $70 million in an all-cash deal.

<http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=978165>

 

Another blow for ICANN in .AFRICA by David Taylor

As reported in our earlier post, ICANN has been sued by the disgruntled new gTLD applicant, DotConnectAfrica, in order to prevent the delegation of the new gTLD .AFRICA. DotConnectAfrica alleged that a rival application for .AFRICA which was filed by ZA Central Registry was fraudulent and sought monetary damages from ICANN.

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9a87ed26-5a55-4b9d-a66b-8d026ded8335>

 

The new internet domains are a wasteland

The many new DNS TLDs were heralded as a way to take pressure off the older DNS TLDs. It seems, however, the new TLDs are almost uniformly the source of spammers and malware launchers.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/3091754/security/the-new-internet-domains-are-a-wasteland.html>

 

WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg talks domain names – DNW Podcast #91

Matt Mullenweg created WordPress and is the CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and many related products. On today’s show, Matt will discuss the upcoming launch of the .blog TLD and how you can get in the door early. I also asked Matt if the importance of domain names is waning in light of apps and other platforms. You’ll like what he has to say.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/05/matt-mullenweg-wordpress-interview/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Top Router Maker TP-Link Loses Control Over Configuration Domain

Top router firm TP-Link has lost control of two key domains accessed by millions of consumers and small businesses each month. The domains, which are used to configure the company’s routers, have expired and been resold to domain name brokers who are actively seeking buyers.

<https://threatpost.com/top-router-maker-tp-link-loses-control-over-configuration-domain/119072/>

 

TP-Link forgets to register domain name, leaves config pages open to hijack

In common with many other vendors, TP-Link, one of the world's biggest sellers of Wi-Fi access points and home routers, has a domain name that owners of the hardware can use to quickly get to their router's configuration page. Unlike most other vendors, however, it appears that TP-Link has failed to renew its registration for the domain, leaving it available for anyone to buy. Any owner of the domain could feasibly use it for fake administration pages to phish credentials or upload bogus firmware. This omission was spotted by Amitay Dan, CEO of Cybermoon, and posted to the Bugtraq mailing list last week.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/07/tp-link-forgets-to-register-domain-name-leaves-config-pages-open-to-hijack/>

 

Oops! TP-Link forgets to Renew and Loses its Domains Used to Configure Router Settings

To make the configuration of routers easier, hardware vendors instruct users to browse to a domain name rather than numeric IP addresses.

<http://thehackernews.com/2016/07/tp-link-router-setting.html>

 

Dutch municipalities given until end 2017 to set up DNSSEC

Dutch Municipalities have until the end of 2017 to implement the DNSSEC protocol, Minister of the Interior Ronald Plasterk wrote in answer to questions from parliament.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dutch-municipalities-given-until-end-2017-to-set-up-dnssec--1152091>

 

EU plans $2B investment in cybersecurity research [IDG]

The European Union is stumping up €450 million ($500 million) to fund research into cybersecurity -- and wants industry to contribute three times that.

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/3091708/eu-plans-2b-investment-in-cybersecurity-research.html>

<http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/602899/eu-plans-2b-investment-cybersecurity-research/>

 

Commission signs agreement with cybersecurity industry to increase measures to address cyber threats

The Commission today launches a new public-private partnership on cybersecurity that is expected to trigger €1.8 billion of investment by 2020. This is part of a series of new initiatives to better equip Europe against cyber-attacks and to strengthen the competitiveness of its cybersecurity sector.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/commission-signs-agreement-cybersecurity-industry-increase-measures-address-cyber-threats>

 

Commission Decision to establish a contractual public private partnership on cybersecurity (cPPP)

Read the European Commission's Decision of 5 July 2016 on the signing of a contractual arrangement on a public-private partnership for cybersecurity industrial research and innovation between the European Union, represented by the Commission, and the stakeholder organisation.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/commission-decision-establish-contractual-public-private-partnership-cybersecurity-cppp>

 

Communication: Strenghtening Europe's Cyber Resilience System and Fostering a Competitive and Innovative Cybersecurity Industry

In its Communication of 5 July 2016 the European Commission announces the launch of a public-private partnership on cybersecurity and additional market-oriented policy measures to boost industrial capabilities in Europe.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/communication-strenghtening-europes-cyber-resilience-system-and-fostering-competitive-and>

 

Commission Staff working document on cPPP and accompanying measures

The Staff Working Document is a report on the public consultation activities of the European Commission for the preparation of the EU Cybersecurity contractual Public-Private Partnership and Accompanying measures.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/commission-staff-working-document-cppp-and-accompanying-measures>

 

Q&A: Commission boosts cybersecurity industry and steps up efforts to tackle cyber-threats

Cybersecurity incidents cause major economic damage of hundreds of billions of euros each year to European businesses and the economy at large. The European Commission's cPPP will boost the cybersecurity Industry in order to address these challenges and tackle cyber-threats.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/qa-commission-boosts-cybersecurity-industry-and-steps-efforts-tackle-cyber-threats>

 

Summary report on the public consultation on the contractual PPP on cybersecurity and Staff Working Document

The public consultation on the contractual Public Private Partnership on cybersecurity and possible accompanying measures took place from 18 December 2015 to 11 March 2016. This note takes stock of the submitted contributions and trends that emerge from them, focusing primarily on the quantitative analysis of the responses. A summary report of the consultation will be published during Summer 2016. For all other consultation activities please see the Staff Working Document.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/summary-report-public-consultation-contractual-ppp-cybersecurity-and-staff-working-document>

 

EU cybersecurity initiatives: working towards a more secure online environment

The EU is making it a priority to boost the security of the digital world. This factsheet presents an overview on the main initiatives in the areas of cybersecurity policies, legislation, R&I and cooperation at European and international level.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/eu-cybersecurity-initiatives-working-towards-more-secure-online-environment>

 

Staff Working Document: Report on the public consultation and other consultation activities for the preparation of the EU Cybersecurity cPPP

The Commission has consulted stakeholders on the areas of work of the future cybersecurity contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP) and also called for contributions on potential additional policy measures that could stimulate cybersecurity industry in the EU. The Commission launched an online public consultation on 18 December 2015 for 12 weeks. The European Commission along with the European Union Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) organised various workshops with stakeholders. This Staff Working Document reports on those engagement activities.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/staff-working-document-report-public-consultation-and-other-consultation-activities-preparation>

 

Getting ready for the European Cyber Security Month

ENISA together with the European Commission and its partners are preparing for this year’s cyber security month running across the EU during October, focusing each week on a different topic.

<https://www.enisa.europa.eu/news/enisa-news/getting-ready-for-the-european-cyber-security-month-ecsm>

 

Most Post-Intrusion Cyber Attacks Involve Everyday Admin Tools

Ninety-nine percent of post-intrusion cyberattack activities leverage standard networking, IT administration and other tools as opposed to malware.

<https://threatpost.com/most-post-intrusion-cyber-attacks-involve-everyday-admin-tools/119046/>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Dealing with cybersquatting: the wisdom of thinking ahead

As the ways to misuse domain names continue to evolve, trademark owners should consider modernising their anti-cybersquatting practices to adapt to these changes, say David Weslow and Ari Meltzer of Wiley Rein.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/dealing-with-cybersquatting-the-wisdom-of-thinking-ahead>

 

Texas Judge Guts IOC Suit Over Olympics City-Year Domains

A Texas federal judge on Friday tossed most of a lawsuit brought by the International Olympic Committee against a man who has registered hundreds of domain names for potential Olympics hosting cities, finding that the IOC had not shown the man was using the domain names to sell goods or services.

<http://www.law360.com/articles/813807/texas-judge-guts-ioc-suit-over-olympics-city-year-domains>

 

French consulting firm tried to reverse hijack domain name

A WIPO panel has determined that Emerton, a consulting firm in France, attempted reverse domain name hijacking. Emerton was represented by Gevers, a European intellectual property law firm.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/06/french-consulting-firm-tried-reverse-hijack-domain-name/>

 

Dodgy domain names wearing Prada

Over 20 “bad faith” domain names have been transferred to Prada in the conclusion to another enormous domain name dispute.

<http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/article.php?article_id=4978#.V3skfOAdxaQ>

 

Cyber Infringement of Trademarks by Typosquatting by Gerald M. Levine

A fabled, serial cybersquatter of the early Internet argued that typographical errors in domain names were not cybersquatting at all because they had their own distinct identities. Moreover, "I have" (he argued) "just as much right to own the [misspelled] Domain Names as the person who owns the correct spelling of [a] domain name." That dispute involved and <wallstreet journel.com>. Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and Dow Jones LP v. John Zuccarini, D2000-0578 (WIPO September 10, 2000).
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160704_cyber_infringement_of_trademarks_by_typosquatting/>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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Hoster.by launches DNS root name server

Belarusian hosting services provider Hoster.by, in cooperation with Icann, has launched the first DNS root name server in Belarus.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/hosterby-launches-dns-root-name-server--1152078>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Eco to Address the Impact of Brexit On the Domain Industry

Eco, which is the largest internet industry association in Europe, is holding a virtual meeting later this month to discuss Brexit.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2016/07/06/eco-address-impact-brexit-domain-industry/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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No China Market Slowdown for Guta.com - Founder George Hong Moves Expanding Brokerage to New Offices in Xiamen

A boom in domain buying by Chinese investors was the biggest story in the domain business last year. Sales were being made at a blistering pace and ever increasing prices in the kind of feeding frenzy that always eventually exhausts itself.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2016/dailyposts/20160703.htm>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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Australian Bachelorette star Sam Frost says online abuse has 'broken' her

Sam Frost fought the trolls and the trolls won. The Bachelor Australia star and radio host says cyber bullies abusing her online have "broken" her.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/81808882/australian-bachelorette-star-sam-frost-says-online-abuse-has-broken-her>

 

 

 

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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>UN council: Seriously, nations, stop switching off the damn internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/01/un_officially_condemns_internet_shutdowns/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/01/un_officially_condemns_internet_shutdowns/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Collaborate now, reduce litigation later: ICANN community urged to reach agreement on IP abuse provisions</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=2c0baf57-44ca-4a65-9090-3a1ff4574246"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=2c0baf57-44ca-4a65-9090-3a1ff4574246</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Most businesses don&rsquo;t care about .uk domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20717-most-businesses-dont-care-about-uk-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/20717-most-businesses-dont-care-about-uk-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>UK cybersquatting cases flat, transfers down<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20710-uk-cybersquatting-cases-flat-transfers-down"><span>http://domainincite.com/20710-uk-cybersquatting-cases-flat-transfers-down</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside refuses Donuts&rsquo; &ldquo;opportunistic&rdquo; $70m gTLD offer<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20713-rightside-refuses-donuts-opportunistic-70m-gtld-offer"><span>http://domainincite.com/20713-rightside-refuses-donuts-opportunistic-70m-gtld-offer</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Another blow for ICANN in .AFRICA by David Taylor<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9a87ed26-5a55-4b9d-a66b-8d026ded8335"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9a87ed26-5a55-4b9d-a66b-8d026ded8335</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Top Router Maker TP-Link Loses Control Over Configuration Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/top-router-maker-tp-link-loses-control-over-configuration-domain/119072/"><span>https://threatpost.com/top-router-maker-tp-link-loses-control-over-configuration-domain/119072/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EU plans $2B investment in cybersecurity research [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/3091708/eu-plans-2b-investment-in-cybersecurity-research.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/3091708/eu-plans-2b-investment-in-cybersecurity-research.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/602899/eu-plans-2b-investment-cybersecurity-research/"><span>http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/602899/eu-plans-2b-investment-cybersecurity-research/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dealing with cybersquatting: the wisdom of thinking ahead<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/dealing-with-cybersquatting-the-wisdom-of-thinking-ahead"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/dealing-with-cybersquatting-the-wisdom-of-thinking-ahead</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>UN council: Seriously, nations, stop switching off the damn internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The United Nations officially condemned the practice of countries shutting down access to the internet at a meeting of the Human Rights Council on Friday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/01/un_officially_condemns_internet_shutdowns/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/01/un_officially_condemns_internet_shutdowns/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Heritage Holding Anti-IANA Transition Event With Cruz<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Heritage Foundation are conservative, in the American political sense. So it&rsquo;s not surprising that they&rsquo;ve been linked to some of the anti-IANA transition stuff coming from Ted Cruz and Co. Tomorrow they&rsquo;re holding an event, which is clearly not aimed at bolstering support on Capitol Hill for the IANA transition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2016/07/06/heritage-holding-anti-iana-transition-event-cruz/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2016/07/06/heritage-holding-anti-iana-transition-event-cruz/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Board Adopts Updated Five-Year Operating Plan, and FY17 Operating Plan and Budget<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The ICANN Board adopted the updated ICANN Five Year Operating Plan, and the ICANN FY17 Operating Plan and Budget in June 2016 at ICANN56 in Helsinki, Finland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Modifications to GNSO Operating Procedures Relating to Motions and to the Chair and Vice-Chair Elections<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Following the closing of the public comment forum, the Standing Committee on Improvements Implementation will review the comments received; revise its recommendations, if deemed appropriate; and submit these to the GNSO Council for approval.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gnso-op-procedures-2016-07-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gnso-op-procedures-2016-07-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN56 Wrap up Interview with G&ouml;ran Marby and Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN's Duncan Burns, Senior Vice President of Communications at ICANN, sits down with ICANN President and CEO G&ouml;ran Marby and ICANN Chair Steve Crocker to discuss the past week at ICANN56's Policy Forum in Helsinki, Finland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-axsF2Lw3WM"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-axsF2Lw3WM</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CENTR Report on ICANN56<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The new B meeting format left most attendants with mixed feelings. One of its main goals was to bring the different Supporting Organisations and Advisory Committees together and provide opportunities for cross-community policy discussions. While these sessions were well attended, they didn&rsquo;t always result in meaningful policy debates.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/library/external-event/centr-report-on-icann56.html"><span>https://centr.org/library/external-event/centr-report-on-icann56.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Collaborate now, reduce litigation later: ICANN community urged to reach agreement on IP abuse provisions</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In a letter to the Intellectual Property Constituency, ICANN has clarified that, while it will act to ensure that required contractual provisions related to abusive behaviour are included in registry-registrar agreements, its obligation to take action on IP infringing activity ends there. However, World Trademark Review has been told that the issue is &ldquo;far from resolved&rdquo;, with the hope that &ldquo;fruitful&rdquo; community collaboration will result in a satisfactory outcome. The alternative is that stakeholders, and ICANN itself, could later become embroiled in an atmosphere of court battles and regulatory oversight.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=2c0baf57-44ca-4a65-9090-3a1ff4574246"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=2c0baf57-44ca-4a65-9090-3a1ff4574246</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dominion Registries To Withhold Fee For Rejected Applications<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dominion Registries, the managing registry for .boats, .yachts, .autos, .homes and .motorcycles, have announced that they will now retain a $25.00 fee for all domain applications that are rejected. This will go into effect beginning at 00:00 UTC on 1 August, 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lexsynergy.com/news/413-dominion-withhold-fee-rejected-applications"><span>http://www.lexsynergy.com/news/413-dominion-withhold-fee-rejected-applications</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Autos Limited Registration Open Now Until July 3!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, May 26, 2016, the .Autos domain name extension goes into its first open launch phase. Until now, you had to have a trademark to get your industry defining domain name. From today until July 3, Automotive Manufacturers, Dealers, Dealer Groups and Associations can register their .Autos domain name. Don&rsquo;t delay, starting July 4 registrations will open up to everyone on our list of eligible automotive categories.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dominionregistries.com/limited-registration-opens-today/"><span>http://dominionregistries.com/limited-registration-opens-today/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Reform of Finnish domain name regime<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The legislation concerning '.fi' ccTLD will undergo significant amendments on September 5 2016, as the Domain Name Act is set to be repealed and new provisions concerning domain names in the Information Society Code will enter into force.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=054a2c11-747b-41c9-a2d8-edd3edb683db"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=054a2c11-747b-41c9-a2d8-edd3edb683db</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Motorcycles Opens Today For Trademark Holders<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today marks the launch of a special domain name extension exclusively for the powersports industry. Domain names ending with .Motorcycles are exclusively available for entities providing products and services for the Motorcycle community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dominionregistries.com/motorcycles-opens-today-for-trademark-holders/"><span>http://dominionregistries.com/motorcycles-opens-today-for-trademark-holders/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domains.motorcycles/tm-holders-can-now-register-motorcycles-domains/"><span>http://domains.motorcycles/tm-holders-can-now-register-motorcycles-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sunrise For .MOTORCYCLES Opened 15 June; .AUTOS Moves Closer To GA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The .motorcycles new gTLD Sunrise period opened on 15 June. The motorcycles gTLD is exclusively available for entities providing products and services for the motorcycle community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/04/sunrise-for-motorcycles-opened-15-june/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/04/sunrise-for-motorcycles-opened-15-june/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>US IP Rights Coordinator Advocates .Pharmacy TLD as Means of Protecting Consumers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>During a recent United States Senate Committee hearing, Bruce Foucart, assistant director of the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, advocated the .pharmacy TLD as a means of protecting consumer well-being.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nabp.net/news/us-ip-rights-coordinator-advocates-pharmacy-tld-as-means-of-protecting-consumers"><span>http://www.nabp.net/news/us-ip-rights-coordinator-advocates-pharmacy-tld-as-means-of-protecting-consumers</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Protecting the Health of Internet Users: Q&amp;A with .pharmacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sue Schuster from Neustar Registry Services sits down with Carmen A. Catizone, MS, RPh, DPh Executive Director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy for online pharmacies and prescription-only medications to chat about the benefits this exciting new partnership and what it means for members and consumers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160705_protecting_the_health_of_internet_users_qwith_pharmacy/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160705_protecting_the_health_of_internet_users_qwith_pharmacy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain names ending in .tube available tomorrow<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain names ending in .tube will become available starting tomorrow.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/06/tube-domain-names-now-available/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/06/tube-domain-names-now-available/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Most businesses don&rsquo;t care about .uk domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The majority of businesses in the UK don&rsquo;t care about direct second-level .uk domains, even when the benefits are spelled out for them, according to Nominet research.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20717-most-businesses-dont-care-about-uk-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/20717-most-businesses-dont-care-about-uk-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Phishing, The Force &amp; Fashion: 2015 In .uk Domain Name Disputes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet, the company responsible for .UK, has today released an annual summary of domain name disputes brought before its Dispute Resolution Service in 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.uk/phishing-force-fashion-2015-uk-domain-name-disputes/"><span>http://www.nominet.uk/phishing-force-fashion-2015-uk-domain-name-disputes/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>UK cybersquatting cases flat, transfers down<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The number of cybersquatting cases involving .uk domains was basically flat in 2015, while the number of domains that were transferred was down.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20710-uk-cybersquatting-cases-flat-transfers-down"><span>http://domainincite.com/20710-uk-cybersquatting-cases-flat-transfers-down</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet&rsquo;s DRS saves &pound;7.74 million for brands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet&rsquo;s Dispute Resolution Service saved an estimated &pound;7.74 million in legal costs in 2015, according to the registry's annual domain disputes report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/domainnamesarticle.php?article_id=4981"><span>http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/domainnamesarticle.php?article_id=4981</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>uk: The force and mangos feature in Nominet&rsquo;s annual domains report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet has released its annual domain names report on cases brought before its Dispute Resolution Service in 2015, listing Star Wars and Mango as notable cases.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldipreview.com/news/the-force-and-mangos-feature-in-nominet-s-annual-domains-report-10395"><span>http://www.worldipreview.com/news/the-force-and-mangos-feature-in-nominet-s-annual-domains-report-10395</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ZACR Winter Price Freeze To Heat Up ZaDotCity Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The ZA Central Registry's Winter Price Freeze Sale from 4 July to 8 July is set to boost the number of registered .capetown, .joburg and .durban domains as wholesale ZAdotCity prices are reduced to the same level as co.za domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.registry.net.za/content.php?gen=1&amp;contentid=212&amp;title=ZACR+WINTER+PRICE+FREEZE+TO+HEAT+UP+ZADOTCITY+REGISTRATIONS"><span>https://www.registry.net.za/content.php?gen=1&amp;contentid=212&amp;title=ZACR+WINTER+PRICE+FREEZE+TO+HEAT+UP+ZADOTCITY+REGISTRATIONS</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ZACR runs winter price freeze offer until 08 July<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The ZA Central Registry is running the Winter Price Freeze Sale until the end 08 July to encourage registrations of .capetown, .joburg and .durban domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/zacr-runs-winter-price-freeze-offer-until-08-july--1151701"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/zacr-runs-winter-price-freeze-offer-until-08-july--1151701</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside refuses Donuts&rsquo; &ldquo;opportunistic&rdquo; $70m gTLD offer<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside has rebuffed Donuts&rsquo; semi-hostile takeover attempt for its portfolio of gTLD registry contracts. The question now is: will Donuts up the offer from the $70 million already on the table?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20713-rightside-refuses-donuts-opportunistic-70m-gtld-offer"><span>http://domainincite.com/20713-rightside-refuses-donuts-opportunistic-70m-gtld-offer</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside: No domain deal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside has turned down a passive-aggressive offer to buy its TLDs for $70m. The proposed deal "significantly undervalues Rightside's Registry assets," according to its CEO Taryn Naidu.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/05/rightside_no_domain_deal/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/05/rightside_no_domain_deal/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside Declines Donuts' $70m Offer For Its gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside have rejected the Donuts cash offer of $70 million for its entire registry of new gTLDs "after careful consideration and in consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24751"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24751</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/06/rightside-declines-donuts-70m-offer-for-gtlds/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/06/rightside-declines-donuts-70m-offer-for-gtlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside Board of Directors Rejects Donuts' Unsolicited Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside Group, Ltd. ... today announced that its Board of Directors, after careful consideration and in consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors, has rejected the unsolicited proposal from Donuts Inc. to acquire Rightside's entire registry of gTLDs and related assets for $70 million in an all-cash deal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=978165"><span>http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=978165</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Another blow for ICANN in .AFRICA by David Taylor<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As reported in our earlier post, ICANN has been sued by the disgruntled new gTLD applicant, DotConnectAfrica, in order to prevent the delegation of the new gTLD .AFRICA. DotConnectAfrica alleged that a rival application for .AFRICA which was filed by ZA Central Registry was fraudulent and sought monetary damages from ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9a87ed26-5a55-4b9d-a66b-8d026ded8335"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9a87ed26-5a55-4b9d-a66b-8d026ded8335</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The new internet domains are a wasteland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The many new DNS TLDs were heralded as a way to take pressure off the older DNS TLDs. It seems, however, the new TLDs are almost uniformly the source of spammers and malware launchers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/3091754/security/the-new-internet-domains-are-a-wasteland.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/3091754/security/the-new-internet-domains-are-a-wasteland.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg talks domain names &ndash; DNW Podcast #91<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Matt Mullenweg created WordPress and is the CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and many related products. On today&rsquo;s show, Matt will discuss the upcoming launch of the .blog TLD and how you can get in the door early. I also asked Matt if the importance of domain names is waning in light of apps and other platforms. You&rsquo;ll like what he has to say.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/05/matt-mullenweg-wordpress-interview/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/05/matt-mullenweg-wordpress-interview/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Top Router Maker TP-Link Loses Control Over Configuration Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Top router firm TP-Link has lost control of two key domains accessed by millions of consumers and small businesses each month. The domains, which are used to configure the company&rsquo;s routers, have expired and been resold to domain name brokers who are actively seeking buyers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/top-router-maker-tp-link-loses-control-over-configuration-domain/119072/"><span>https://threatpost.com/top-router-maker-tp-link-loses-control-over-configuration-domain/119072/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TP-Link forgets to register domain name, leaves config pages open to hijack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In common with many other vendors, TP-Link, one of the world's biggest sellers of Wi-Fi access points and home routers, has a domain name that owners of the hardware can use to quickly get to their router's configuration page. Unlike most other vendors, however, it appears that TP-Link has failed to renew its registration for the domain, leaving it available for anyone to buy. Any owner of the domain could feasibly use it for fake administration pages to phish credentials or upload bogus firmware. This omission was spotted by Amitay Dan, CEO of Cybermoon, and posted to the Bugtraq mailing list last week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/07/tp-link-forgets-to-register-domain-name-leaves-config-pages-open-to-hijack/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/07/tp-link-forgets-to-register-domain-name-leaves-config-pages-open-to-hijack/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Oops! TP-Link forgets to Renew and Loses its Domains Used to Configure Router Settings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>To make the configuration of routers easier, hardware vendors instruct users to browse to a domain name rather than numeric IP addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://thehackernews.com/2016/07/tp-link-router-setting.html"><span>http://thehackernews.com/2016/07/tp-link-router-setting.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dutch municipalities given until end 2017 to set up DNSSEC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dutch Municipalities have until the end of 2017 to implement the DNSSEC protocol, Minister of the Interior Ronald Plasterk wrote in answer to questions from parliament.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dutch-municipalities-given-until-end-2017-to-set-up-dnssec--1152091"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dutch-municipalities-given-until-end-2017-to-set-up-dnssec--1152091</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EU plans $2B investment in cybersecurity research [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The European Union is stumping up &euro;450 million ($500 million) to fund research into cybersecurity -- and wants industry to contribute three times that.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/3091708/eu-plans-2b-investment-in-cybersecurity-research.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/3091708/eu-plans-2b-investment-in-cybersecurity-research.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/602899/eu-plans-2b-investment-cybersecurity-research/"><span>http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/602899/eu-plans-2b-investment-cybersecurity-research/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Commission signs agreement with cybersecurity industry to increase measures to address cyber threats<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Commission today launches a new public-private partnership on cybersecurity that is expected to trigger &euro;1.8 billion of investment by 2020. This is part of a series of new initiatives to better equip Europe against cyber-attacks and to strengthen the competitiveness of its cybersecurity sector.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/commission-signs-agreement-cybersecurity-industry-increase-measures-address-cyber-threats"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/commission-signs-agreement-cybersecurity-industry-increase-measures-address-cyber-threats</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Commission Decision to establish a contractual public private partnership on cybersecurity (cPPP)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Read the European Commission's Decision of 5 July 2016 on the signing of a contractual arrangement on a public-private partnership for cybersecurity industrial research and innovation between the European Union, represented by the Commission, and the stakeholder organisation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/commission-decision-establish-contractual-public-private-partnership-cybersecurity-cppp"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/commission-decision-establish-contractual-public-private-partnership-cybersecurity-cppp</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Communication: Strenghtening Europe's Cyber Resilience System and Fostering a Competitive and Innovative Cybersecurity Industry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In its Communication of 5 July 2016 the European Commission announces the launch of a public-private partnership on cybersecurity and additional market-oriented policy measures to boost industrial capabilities in Europe.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/communication-strenghtening-europes-cyber-resilience-system-and-fostering-competitive-and"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/communication-strenghtening-europes-cyber-resilience-system-and-fostering-competitive-and</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Commission Staff working document on cPPP and accompanying measures<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Staff Working Document is a report on the public consultation activities of the European Commission for the preparation of the EU Cybersecurity contractual Public-Private Partnership and Accompanying measures.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/commission-staff-working-document-cppp-and-accompanying-measures"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/commission-staff-working-document-cppp-and-accompanying-measures</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Q&amp;A: Commission boosts cybersecurity industry and steps up efforts to tackle cyber-threats<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cybersecurity incidents cause major economic damage of hundreds of billions of euros each year to European businesses and the economy at large. The European Commission's cPPP will boost the cybersecurity Industry in order to address these challenges and tackle cyber-threats.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/qa-commission-boosts-cybersecurity-industry-and-steps-efforts-tackle-cyber-threats"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/qa-commission-boosts-cybersecurity-industry-and-steps-efforts-tackle-cyber-threats</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Summary report on the public consultation on the contractual PPP on cybersecurity and Staff Working Document<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The public consultation on the contractual Public Private Partnership on cybersecurity and possible accompanying measures took place from 18 December 2015 to 11 March 2016. This note takes stock of the submitted contributions and trends that emerge from them, focusing primarily on the quantitative analysis of the responses. A summary report of the consultation will be published during Summer 2016. For all other consultation activities please see the Staff Working Document.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/summary-report-public-consultation-contractual-ppp-cybersecurity-and-staff-working-document"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/summary-report-public-consultation-contractual-ppp-cybersecurity-and-staff-working-document</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EU cybersecurity initiatives: working towards a more secure online environment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The EU is making it a priority to boost the security of the digital world. This factsheet presents an overview on the main initiatives in the areas of cybersecurity policies, legislation, R&amp;I and cooperation at European and international level.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/eu-cybersecurity-initiatives-working-towards-more-secure-online-environment"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/eu-cybersecurity-initiatives-working-towards-more-secure-online-environment</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Staff Working Document: Report on the public consultation and other consultation activities for the preparation of the EU Cybersecurity cPPP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Commission has consulted stakeholders on the areas of work of the future cybersecurity contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP) and also called for contributions on potential additional policy measures that could stimulate cybersecurity industry in the EU. The Commission launched an online public consultation on 18 December 2015 for 12 weeks. The European Commission along with the European Union Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) organised various workshops with stakeholders. This Staff Working Document reports on those engagement activities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/staff-working-document-report-public-consultation-and-other-consultation-activities-preparation"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/staff-working-document-report-public-consultation-and-other-consultation-activities-preparation</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Getting ready for the European Cyber Security Month<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ENISA together with the European Commission and its partners are preparing for this year&rsquo;s cyber security month running across the EU during October, focusing each week on a different topic.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.enisa.europa.eu/news/enisa-news/getting-ready-for-the-european-cyber-security-month-ecsm"><span>https://www.enisa.europa.eu/news/enisa-news/getting-ready-for-the-european-cyber-security-month-ecsm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Most Post-Intrusion Cyber Attacks Involve Everyday Admin Tools<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Ninety-nine percent of post-intrusion cyberattack activities leverage standard networking, IT administration and other tools as opposed to malware.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/most-post-intrusion-cyber-attacks-involve-everyday-admin-tools/119046/"><span>https://threatpost.com/most-post-intrusion-cyber-attacks-involve-everyday-admin-tools/119046/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dealing with cybersquatting: the wisdom of thinking ahead<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As the ways to misuse domain names continue to evolve, trademark owners should consider modernising their anti-cybersquatting practices to adapt to these changes, say David Weslow and Ari Meltzer of Wiley Rein.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/dealing-with-cybersquatting-the-wisdom-of-thinking-ahead"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/dealing-with-cybersquatting-the-wisdom-of-thinking-ahead</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Texas Judge Guts IOC Suit Over Olympics City-Year Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A Texas federal judge on Friday tossed most of a lawsuit brought by the International Olympic Committee against a man who has registered hundreds of domain names for potential Olympics hosting cities, finding that the IOC had not shown the man was using the domain names to sell goods or services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.law360.com/articles/813807/texas-judge-guts-ioc-suit-over-olympics-city-year-domains"><span>http://www.law360.com/articles/813807/texas-judge-guts-ioc-suit-over-olympics-city-year-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>French consulting firm tried to reverse hijack domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A WIPO panel has determined that Emerton, a consulting firm in France, attempted reverse domain name hijacking. Emerton was represented by Gevers, a European intellectual property law firm.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/06/french-consulting-firm-tried-reverse-hijack-domain-name/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/06/french-consulting-firm-tried-reverse-hijack-domain-name/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dodgy domain names wearing Prada<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Over 20 &ldquo;bad faith&rdquo; domain names have been transferred to Prada in the conclusion to another enormous domain name dispute.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/article.php?article_id=4978#.V3skfOAdxaQ"><span>http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/article.php?article_id=4978#.V3skfOAdxaQ</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cyber Infringement of Trademarks by Typosquatting by Gerald M. Levine<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A fabled, serial cybersquatter of the early Internet argued that typographical errors in domain names were not cybersquatting at all because they had their own distinct identities. Moreover, "I have" (he argued) "just as much right to own the [misspelled] Domain Names as the person who owns the correct spelling of [a] domain name." That dispute involved and &lt;wallstreet journel.com&gt;. Dow Jones &amp; Company, Inc. and Dow Jones LP v. John Zuccarini, D2000-0578 (WIPO September 10, 2000).<br>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160704_cyber_infringement_of_trademarks_by_typosquatting/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160704_cyber_infringement_of_trademarks_by_typosquatting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Hoster.by launches DNS root name server<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Belarusian hosting services provider Hoster.by, in cooperation with Icann, has launched the first DNS root name server in Belarus.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/hosterby-launches-dns-root-name-server--1152078"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/hosterby-launches-dns-root-name-server--1152078</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Eco to Address the Impact of Brexit On the Domain Industry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Eco, which is the largest internet industry association in Europe, is holding a virtual meeting later this month to discuss Brexit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2016/07/06/eco-address-impact-brexit-domain-industry/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2016/07/06/eco-address-impact-brexit-domain-industry/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>No China Market Slowdown for Guta.com - Founder George Hong Moves Expanding Brokerage to New Offices in Xiamen<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A boom in domain buying by Chinese investors was the biggest story in the domain business last year. Sales were being made at a blistering pace and ever increasing prices in the kind of feeding frenzy that always eventually exhausts itself.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2016/dailyposts/20160703.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2016/dailyposts/20160703.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian Bachelorette star Sam Frost says online abuse has 'broken' her<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sam Frost fought the trolls and the trolls won. The Bachelor Australia star and radio host says cyber bullies abusing her online have "broken" her.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/81808882/australian-bachelorette-star-sam-frost-says-online-abuse-has-broken-her"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/81808882/australian-bachelorette-star-sam-frost-says-online-abuse-has-broken-her</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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David Goldstein | 4 Jul 06:13 2016

auDA domain news - 4 July

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INTA’s Internet Committee Takes on IANA Transition, Future of IP

<http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_Update_7111.aspx>

 

ICANN: We Won’t Pass Judgment on Pirate Sites

<https://torrentfreak.com/icann-we-wont-pass-judgment-on-pirate-sites-160702/>

 

Verisign to get .com for six more years, but prices to stay frozen

<http://domainincite.com/20691-verisign-to-get-com-for-six-more-years-but-prices-to-stay-frozen>

 

dotgay loses third .gay appeal

<http://domainincite.com/20708-dotgay-loses-third-gay-appeal>

 

MPAA’s Domain Name ‘Policing’ Results in First Suspensions

<https://torrentfreak.com/mpaas-domain-name-policing-results-in-first-suspensions-160630/>

 

Internet Domain Name Dispute Resolution in Australia by Alpana Roy, Western Sydney University [2014]

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2802036>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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INTA’s Internet Committee Takes on IANA Transition, Future of IP

INTA’s Internet Committee has been active in the last month commenting on a number of developments at ICANN, as well as working on a proposal for a trademark workshop that would be held at ICANN’s Internet Governance Forum’s annual meeting in Mexico.

<http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_Update_7111.aspx>

 

IANA transition will not remove government relationship with .com contract

Today, ICANN posted proposed contracts with Verisign for the Root Zone Management Agreement and an extension of the .com registry contract.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/30/iana-transition-verisign-com/>

 

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ICANN

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ICANN56 Helsinki GAC Communiqué

The Governmental Advisory Committee meeting at ICANN56 in Helsinki has issued its Helsinki Communiqué. It is available for review at GAC Helsinki Communiqué.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-30-en>

 

Public Comment on Proposed Amendment to .COM Registry Agreement

ICANN is posting for public comment the proposed amendment to the .COM Registry Agreement. This proposal is a result of discussions between ICANN and Verisign, Inc.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/com-amendment-2016-06-30-en>

 

Draft PTI Articles of Incorporation

This public comment proceeding seeks community input on the Draft PTI Articles of Incorporation. In order to reflect the recommendations contained in the proposals by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group as provided to the ICANN Board and transmitted to NTIA on 10 March 2016, ICANN must incorporate an affiliate, referred to as PTI, for the performance of the naming-related IANA functions. ICANN also intends to subcontract the performance of the numbering- and protocol parameter-related IANA functions to PTI.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-pti-articles-incorporation-2016-07-01-en>

 

Call for Volunteers for the Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the DNS (SSR2) Review Team

As part of its existing Affirmation of Commitments requirements, ICANN is seeking volunteers to serve on the Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the DNS Review Team. Candidates are asked to submit their applications to reviews-lcZ7/HtyLAbYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org by 15 August 2016, 23:59 UTC.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2016-06-30-en>

 

Letter from Göran Marby to Steven J. Metalitz

Contractual Compliance

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/marby-to-metalitz-30jun16-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Steve Crocker to Greg Shatan

Response to Greg Shattan

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-shatan-30jun16-en.pdf>

 

ICANN: We Won’t Pass Judgment on Pirate Sites

Following more pressure from rightsholders, domain name oversight body ICANN has again made it clear that it will not act as judge and jury in copyright disputes. In a letter to the president of the Intellectual Property Constituency, ICANN chief Stephen Crocker says that ICANN is neither "required or qualified" to pass judgment in such cases.

<https://torrentfreak.com/icann-we-wont-pass-judgment-on-pirate-sites-160702/>

 

Fight as ICANN “backtracks” on piracy policing

ICANN has clarified that it will not terminate new gTLD registries that have piracy web sites in their zones, potentially inflaming an ongoing fight between domain companies and intellectual property interests.

<http://domainincite.com/20692-fight-as-icann-backtracks-on-piracy-policing>

 

eco DomainNameDay Initiative at ICANN56

eco – Association of the Internet Industry is planning a global concerted initiative consisting of virtual and physical meetings to inform and educate about domain names, doing business online and broader internet governance topics.

<https://international.eco.de/2016/news/eco-domainnameday-initiative-at-icann56.html>

 

Events of Interest: ICANN 56 and the 2nd GDD Summit

This week, ICANN is kicking off its second public meeting of the year in Helsinki, Finland. FairWinds will be traveling back to northern Europe for the second time in two months, having also attended the Global Domains Division Summit in Amsterdam this past May.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/events-interest-icann-56-2nd-gdd-summit/>

 

ICANN HR Shares Some Data On Staffing

How diverse is ICANN? While the recently published Afnic report gives some insights, it didn’t explore ICANN staff in any detail. ICANN’s HR team, however, did share some data on ICANN’s staff diversity during a session at the ICANN meeting in Helsinki earlier this week.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2016/07/02/icann-hr-shares-data-staffing/>

 

ICANN and Regional Internet Registries Sign SLA for the IANA Numbering Services

The RIRs and ICANN signed the Service Level Agreement for the IANA Numbering Services today at ICANN 56 in Helsinki, Finland.

<https://www.nro.net/news/icann-and-regional-internet-registries-sign-sla-for-the-iana-numbering-services>

 

6 QUESTIONS IN 140 CHARACTERS: Get to know Göran Marby, ICANN’s CEO.

We contacted Göran Marby, ICANN’s new CEO, with the following questions and asked him to answer them in 140 characters! Take a look:

<http://prensa.lacnic.net/news/en/2016junen/6-questions-in-140-characters-get-to-know-goran-marby-icann’s-ceo>

 

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Can a judge seize a .be domain name?

The Swedish government has long been waging a struggle against “The Pirate Bay,” an online platform for the illegal downloading of music, films, games and software. On 12 May 2016, the Swedish Court of Appeal ruled in a case against Punt SE, the Swedish registry, about the domain names of “The Pirate Bay”. It upheld an early decision by a judge who had confiscated two domain names of “The Pirate Bay” (thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se). Punt SE was required to transfer the ownership of the domain names to the Swedish state.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/can-judge-seize-be-domain-name>

 

.Co jumps on China craze with short domain auction

Neustar wants to cash in on the Chinese domain name investment craze. The company will hold a two-character domain name auction on the 22.cn platform July 5-13.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/01/co-jumps-china-craze-short-domain-auction/>

 

com: Verisign keeps its dot-com cash cow until 2024

Verisign will retain control over the dot-com registry until 2024, providing it with a multi-billion-dollar cash cow for the next eight years.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/01/verisign_retains_dotcom_cash_cow_until_2024/>

 

Verisign to get .com for six more years, but prices to stay frozen

ICANN and Verisign have agreed to extend their .com registry contract for another six years, but there are no big changes in store for .com owners.

<http://domainincite.com/20691-verisign-to-get-com-for-six-more-years-but-prices-to-stay-frozen>

 

“Inextricably intertwined:” the ICANN-Verisign Root Zone Management Agreement by Milton Mueller

The longer it was delayed, the more conspicuous its absence became. Yet ICANN and Verisign have finally come to an agreement on a contract to perform the vital domain name root management functions. The draft was published for public review two days ago.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/07/01/inextricably-intertwined-the-icann-verisign-root-zone-management-agreement/>

 

IANA transition will not remove government relationship with .com contract

Today, ICANN posted proposed contracts with Verisign for the Root Zone Management Agreement and an extension of the .com registry contract.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/30/iana-transition-verisign-com/>

 

.Com contract extension shorter than Verisign expected

ICANN has published a proposed extension to its contract with Verisign for .com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/30/com-contract-extension-shorter-verisign-expected/>

 

Annual report 2015: a new momentum for Afnic and the .fr TLD

2015 was full of news, both for the .fr TLD and gTLDs operated by Afnic. And the Association stepped up its actions in favor of the Internet community.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9986/show/annual-report-2015-a-new-momentum-for-afnic-and-the-fr-tld.html>

 

.INSURANCE and .BANK Tell Consumer Safety Story And Share Lessons Learned

One year after fTLD Registry Services debuted our first financial Internet web extension, .BANK, we launched .INSURANCE – the place for members of the global insurance community to enhance and differentiate their online presence in the marketplace. We want to share with you in this blog a few tips we learned from the launch of .BANK and .INSURANCE.

<https://www.register.bank/june-27-2016/>

 

nz: Amendment to Operations and Procedures Policy - Reserved Names

Following a public consultation, the DNCL Board has approved an amendment to the Operations and Procedures Policy.

<https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1116>

 

Is The .Party Over? The Domain Extension Loses Over 50% of it’s Registrations In Past Month

The domain name extension .Party has been losing thousands of domain name registrations a day over the last few weeks.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2016/06/30/is-the-party-over-the-domain-extension-loses-over-50-of-its-registrations-in-past-month/>

 

sg: Special names for a limited period!

From 1 July 2016 to 31 July 2016, a selected group of Premium Domain Names will be released for application at a base price ranging from $642 to $21,400 (including GST). If the name has multiple applications, it will be allocated to the applicant with the highest bid.

<https://www.sgnic.sg/special-names-for-a-limited-period!-grab-it-now!.html>

 

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dotgay loses third .gay appeal

dotgay LLC has lost its third attempt to get ICANN to reconsider tossing its application for community priority status in the fight for the .gay gTLD.

<http://domainincite.com/20708-dotgay-loses-third-gay-appeal>

 

To new gTLD or not to new gTLD…

In the past two years, more than 20 million new gTLDs have been registered. We’ve seen the launch of domains that have the potential to be great, and others that just make you want to cringe. Before the new gTLD program, brand owners were urged to protect all of their digital assets in the newest TLD regardless of its relevancy to the brand; now that there are thousands of domains, that advice is sheer lunacy.

<https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/to-new-gtld-or-not-to-new-gtld/>

 

MPAA’s Domain Name ‘Policing’ Results in First Suspensions

Several "pirate site" domain names have been suspended following complaints from the MPAA. The websites in question all use domain names that are managed by the Donuts registry, which assigned the Hollywood group as its "trusted notifier." MPAA and the domain registry are happy with results so far and hope that other key players will join their efforts.

<https://torrentfreak.com/mpaas-domain-name-policing-results-in-first-suspensions-160630/>

 

Donuts reveals positive results from MPAA partnership

Domain name company Donuts has revealed the results of its partnership with the Motion Picture Association of America.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/donuts-reveals-positive-results-from-mpaa-partnership-4753>

<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/donuts-reveals-positive-results-from-mpaa-partnership-10376>

 

Donuts Receives The First 6 Infringing Domain Names by MPAA

In February of this year Donuts announced its newly minted “trusted notifier” program with the Motion Picture Association of America. It was the first arrangement of its kind in the domain name industry made to handle clear cases of copyright infringement online. Another New gTLD registry Radix has struck a similar agreement with the MPAA.

<http://onlinedomain.com/2016/07/01/domain-name-news/trusted-notifier-program-outcomes-first-referrals-mpaa/>

 

.brand Progress - The Mid-Year Analysis by Tony Kirsch

Google. BMW. Dell. Canon. Deloitte. Chanel. Microsoft. Audi. Cisco. Leaders in their industries, household names, game changers in business and technology. And just some of the brands that have launched their .brand TLDs so far in 2016. As we reach the mid-way point of this year, it provides a fitting checkpoint at which to reflect on the progress we've seen over the last six months.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160630_dot_brand_progress_the_mid_year_analysis/>

 

Struggle over dotAfrica gTLD intensifies

In the latest development within ongoing legal battle over which organisation will control the administration of the .africa domain, a US court has denied the ZA Central Registry's motion for reconsideration on the preliminary injunction that was granted to the DotConnectAfrica Trust on 12 April 2016.

<http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/236434-struggle-over-dotafrica-gtld-intensifies>

 

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ch: SWITCH DNS recursive name service improvements with dnsdist

SWITCH operates recursive name servers for any user within the Swiss NREN. While larger universities typically run their own recursive name server, many smaller organisations rely on our resolvers for domain name resolution. During the consolidation of our name server nodes into two data centres, we looked for opportunities to improve our setup.

<https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/05/11/switch-dns-recursive-name-service-improvements-with-dnsdist/>

 

Cloud DDoS Mitigation: How do you know it’s right?

DDoS attacks have become the primary threat to the availability of networks and online services and the peak attack sizes have grown by a factor of more than 50 over the last 10 years. Today, botnets and easy-to-use tools for launching DDoS attacks have enabled a big increase in the number of attacks and the traffic they generate. As the attacks have evolved, so have the tools and services to stop them. The best current practice is to implement a strong hybrid defense that tightly integrates on-premise equipment for always on protection with a cloud-based mitigation solution capable of handling the largest and most complex attacks.

<https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/cloud-ddos-mitigation-how-do-you-know-its-right/>

 

Gaming Companies and DDoS: You can bet on it.

When a gaming provider is taken offline it frustrates hard core users and damages the company’s reputation. Because availability is of such primary importance to gamers, these firms are frequent targets for attack.

<https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/gaming-companies-and-ddos-you-can-bet-on-it/>

 

What to do in the event of a data breach

When data breaches happen, be sure you have the number of an expert, incident response service to help you document, recover, and shield your information. We have a few tips to consider when making your decision.

<http://www.enom.com/news/1135/event-data-breach.html>

 

Data breaches could mean fines! What you need to know about the GDRP.

You can find reports of new data breaches in the news every day, targeting industries including finance, healthcare, government, social media—and the list goes on. In fact, the first five months of the new year has seen 433 mainstream attacks according to hackmaggedon.com—an average of over 86 cyber attacks a month.

<https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/data-breaches-could-mean-fines-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-gdrp/>

 

ca/se: IIS chooses D-Zone for performance and security

Today at the global meeting of ICANN, The Internet Foundation In Sweden (IIS), operators of the .SE and .NU country code domains, and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, announced a deal to deliver secondary Anycast DNS services to the Swedish market.

<https://cira.ca/newsroom/communiqués/iis-chooses-d-zone-performance-and-security>

 

Locky and Dridex - New Wine in Old Bottles

The computer media has been screaming it for the past few days: Locky is back! Dridex is back! Of course they are… these are two of the most prolific – and prosperous – malwares around at the moment. Why would anyone think that they had dried up and blown away? The only thing that would cause that would be a better Locky and a better Dridex. And that is what we seem to have.

<http://www.scmagazine.com/locky-and-dridex--new-wine-in-old-bottles/article/506935/>

 

Shadow IT is a Catastrophe for Corporate Security

The use of unauthorized hardware and software, irregular IT operation procedures and other examples of “carelessness” – what experts call “shadow IT” – are significantly endangering security in the German economy. This is a conclusion of the current eco Security Report 2016, which is based on a survey among 580 IT experts from mainly medium-sized companies based in Germany.

<https://international.eco.de/2016/news/shadow-it-is-a-catastrophe-for-corporate-security.html>

 

Five Recommendations for Improving Network Security

In May, we posted the results of our network protection survey, which looked – among other things – at best practices in companies that were highly successful at network security. In this post, I wanted to drill down into these best practices, and how to achieve them. Some of the recommended actions have the added benefit of positively influencing multiple outcomes, so organization can benefit by prioritizing these actions first.

<https://community.infoblox.com/t5/Company-Blog/Five-Recommendations-for-Improving-Network-Security/ba-p/6886>

 

Crypto-ransomware attacks rise five-fold to hit 718 thousand users in one year

The number of users attacked with encryption ransomware is soaring, with 718,536 users hit between April 2015 and March 2016: an increase of 5.5 times compared to the same period in 2014-2015.

<http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/crypto-ransomware-attacks-rise-five-fold-to-hit-718-thousand-users-in-one-year/>

 

Kaspersky Lab Exposes Facebook Phishing Attacks: 10,000 Victims in Two Days

A Kaspersky Lab security expert has uncovered a malware attack that tricked around 10,000 Facebook users around the world into infecting their devices after receiving a message from a friend claiming to have mentioned them on Facebook

<http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2016/10000-Victims-in-Two-Days>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Internet Domain Name Dispute Resolution in Australia by Alpana Roy, Western Sydney University [2014]

Abstract: The increasing number of domain name disputes has led to the development of legal and quasi-legal rules relating to the management of internet domain names. While the UDRP provides the international legal framework for resolving domain name disputes, local authorities are responsible for resolving disputes concerning ccTLDs — such as .au. In Australia, the relevant local policy governing .au domain name disputes is the .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP). This article will focus on the auDRP as a distinct and developing body of law.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2802036>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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GoDaddy App For New Business Ideas Now Available On Android Devices

GoDaddy Inc. announced today that Flare is available for download in the Google Play store.

<https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2016/GoDaddy-App-For-New-Business-Ideas-Now-Available-On-Android-Devices/default.aspx>

 

Changes to renewal logic

We are continuously optimizing systems to be able to handle the increasing domain volumes. One of the bottlenecks coming up is the daily renewal process: the higher the number of domains under management, the higher the number of domains that require renewal (or expiration) daily. Our initial implementation of running these checks once a day late in the evening is no longer sustainable.

<https://www.openprovider.com/changes-renewal-logic/>

 

nz: DNCL statement regarding Woosh liquidation

The Domain Name Commission Limited has been informed that authorised .nz registrar Woosh Wireless Limited has gone from voluntary administration into liquidation.

<https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1121>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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Email 20/20: Why Domain Reputation is Key with the Adoption of IPv6

Do you ever find yourself running out of vital must haves? Maybe it’s shampoo when you really need to look good for a meeting, ketchup when you are having a BBQ with your friends , or pen ink when you are taking notes during a call? When these things happen, sometimes you have to get creative on what you can use in its place.

<https://blog.returnpath.com/email-2020-domain-reputation-key-adoption-ipv6/>

 

When is an IPv6 address an address and when is it a prefix?

In my last article I went over the aspects of the IPv6 address format and some common issues with displaying, matching and searching through IPv6 addresses that are represented in different formats. There are some tricks for operators around being able to look at an IPv6 address and know if it represents a network (think of a prefix as an IPv4 subnet) or an actual IPv6 address. The reason this is important is that when you are trying to debug or troubleshoot a networking issues or trying to provide information to colleagues being able to identify a networking prefix verses an address quickly proves to be very helpful.

<https://community.infoblox.com/t5/IPv6-Center-of-Excellence/When-is-an-IPv6-address-an-address-and-when-is-it-a-prefix/ba-p/6901>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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BREXIT – Challenges for the Domain Industry

BREXIT is posing multiple challenges on the domain industry. Many registries have local presence requirements only allowing for individuals and companies residing in the European Union to register domain names.

<https://international.eco.de/2016/news/brexit-challenges-for-the-domain-industry-2.html>

 

We don’t do such a bad job here in Asia with addresses distribution by George Michaelson

Recently, I presented at the TWNIC OPM in Taipei to the Taiwanese community, including representatives from academia, regulatory and government, and ISPs.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2016/07/01/dont-bad-job-asia-addresses-distribution/>

 

New Chairman of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Effective 1 July 2016, Vint Cerf has stepped down from the role of Chairman to allow for a leadership transition period prior to the end of his term, which concludes on 31 December 2016.

<https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160701_board.html>

 

DotBrexit by Stuart Fuller

In the aftermath of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the world's economies have reacted strongly. Stocks went into initial free fall, the pound dropped to its weakest position against most major currencies in decades and the prime minister has announced his departure. ‘Experts’ on every subject are coming out of the woodwork, telling us what the future will hold for us on every subject from our beach holiday to watching our favorite team playing on a Saturday afternoon.

<https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/dotbrexit/>

 

uk: 'Angela4leader' website domain bought up two days before Wallasey MP resigned

A website ’Angela4leader’ was set up hours before Hilary Benn was sacked from the shadow cabinet and two days before the Wallasey MP resigned from the front bench.

<http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/angela4leader-website-domain-bought-up-11551007>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Part 1 – Why Domain Portfolio Optimisation Works

I recently had the privilege of conducting a session at Domaining Europe on the topic of monetisation. Many domain investors have fallen into the trap that monetisation is dead and let me share with you that nothing is further from the truth. Domain monetisation is alive, well and thriving.

<http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive>

 

Part 2 – Why Domain Portfolio Optimisation Works – Development

In this article I will be further expanding on how to develop a domain into a business. This is the first business model that can be applied to domains, the other three are monetising traffic, treating domains as stock-items and the last selling domains at high values.

<http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive>

 

.NET Geodomain Takes Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart & Ranks Among the Year's Top 20 Non .Com gTLD Sales

My previous sales report, posted Friday night (June 17), had an unusually large number of sales in it as it contained two weeks worth of data (due to my being away the previous week on vacation).

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160629.htm>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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​ACCC to look at future of ADSL regulation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an inquiry into whether its regulation of the wholesale ADSL service delivered by Telstra should continue. The ACCC’s initial declaration of the service was in February 2012 and it is set to expire in February next year.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/602834/accc-look-future-adsl-regulation/>

 

 

 

 

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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>INTA&rsquo;s Internet Committee Takes on IANA Transition, Future of IP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_Update_7111.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_Update_7111.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN: We Won&rsquo;t Pass Judgment on Pirate Sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/icann-we-wont-pass-judgment-on-pirate-sites-160702/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/icann-we-wont-pass-judgment-on-pirate-sites-160702/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Verisign to get .com for six more years, but prices to stay frozen<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20691-verisign-to-get-com-for-six-more-years-but-prices-to-stay-frozen"><span>http://domainincite.com/20691-verisign-to-get-com-for-six-more-years-but-prices-to-stay-frozen</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>dotgay loses third .gay appeal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20708-dotgay-loses-third-gay-appeal"><span>http://domainincite.com/20708-dotgay-loses-third-gay-appeal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MPAA&rsquo;s Domain Name &lsquo;Policing&rsquo; Results in First Suspensions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/mpaas-domain-name-policing-results-in-first-suspensions-160630/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/mpaas-domain-name-policing-results-in-first-suspensions-160630/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet Domain Name Dispute Resolution in Australia by Alpana Roy, Western Sydney University [2014]</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2802036"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2802036</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>INTA&rsquo;s Internet Committee Takes on IANA Transition, Future of IP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>INTA&rsquo;s Internet Committee has been active in the last month commenting on a number of developments at ICANN, as well as working on a proposal for a trademark workshop that would be held at ICANN&rsquo;s Internet Governance Forum&rsquo;s annual meeting in Mexico.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_Update_7111.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_Update_7111.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IANA transition will not remove government relationship with .com contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, ICANN posted proposed contracts with Verisign for the Root Zone Management Agreement and an extension of the .com registry contract.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/30/iana-transition-verisign-com/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/30/iana-transition-verisign-com/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN56 Helsinki GAC Communiqu&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Governmental Advisory Committee meeting at ICANN56 in Helsinki has issued its Helsinki Communiqu&eacute;. It is available for review at GAC Helsinki Communiqu&eacute;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-30-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-30-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Public Comment on Proposed Amendment to .COM Registry Agreement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN is posting for public comment the proposed amendment to the .COM Registry Agreement. This proposal is a result of discussions between ICANN and Verisign, Inc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/com-amendment-2016-06-30-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/com-amendment-2016-06-30-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Draft PTI Articles of Incorporation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This public comment proceeding seeks community input on the Draft PTI Articles of Incorporation. In order to reflect the recommendations contained in the proposals by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group as provided to the ICANN Board and transmitted to NTIA on 10 March 2016, ICANN must incorporate an affiliate, referred to as PTI, for the performance of the naming-related IANA functions. ICANN also intends to subcontract the performance of the numbering- and protocol parameter-related IANA functions to PTI.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-pti-articles-incorporation-2016-07-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-pti-articles-incorporation-2016-07-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Call for Volunteers for the Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the DNS (SSR2) Review Team<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As part of its existing Affirmation of Commitments requirements, ICANN is seeking volunteers to serve on the Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the DNS Review Team. Candidates are asked to submit their applications to reviews@... by 15 August 2016, 23:59 UTC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2016-06-30-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2016-06-30-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from G&ouml;ran Marby to Steven J. Metalitz<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Contractual Compliance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/marby-to-metalitz-30jun16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/marby-to-metalitz-30jun16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from Steve Crocker to Greg Shatan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Response to Greg Shattan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-shatan-30jun16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-shatan-30jun16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN: We Won&rsquo;t Pass Judgment on Pirate Sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Following more pressure from rightsholders, domain name oversight body ICANN has again made it clear that it will not act as judge and jury in copyright disputes. In a letter to the president of the Intellectual Property Constituency, ICANN chief Stephen Crocker says that ICANN is neither "required or qualified" to pass judgment in such cases.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/icann-we-wont-pass-judgment-on-pirate-sites-160702/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/icann-we-wont-pass-judgment-on-pirate-sites-160702/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Fight as ICANN &ldquo;backtracks&rdquo; on piracy policing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has clarified that it will not terminate new gTLD registries that have piracy web sites in their zones, potentially inflaming an ongoing fight between domain companies and intellectual property interests.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20692-fight-as-icann-backtracks-on-piracy-policing"><span>http://domainincite.com/20692-fight-as-icann-backtracks-on-piracy-policing</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>eco DomainNameDay Initiative at ICANN56<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>eco &ndash; Association of the Internet Industry is planning a global concerted initiative consisting of virtual and physical meetings to inform and educate about domain names, doing business online and broader internet governance topics.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2016/news/eco-domainnameday-initiative-at-icann56.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2016/news/eco-domainnameday-initiative-at-icann56.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Events of Interest: ICANN 56 and the 2nd GDD Summit<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This week, ICANN is kicking off its second public meeting of the year in Helsinki, Finland. FairWinds will be traveling back to northern Europe for the second time in two months, having also attended the Global Domains Division Summit in Amsterdam this past May.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/events-interest-icann-56-2nd-gdd-summit/"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/events-interest-icann-56-2nd-gdd-summit/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN HR Shares Some Data On Staffing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How diverse is ICANN? While the recently published Afnic report gives some insights, it didn&rsquo;t explore ICANN staff in any detail. ICANN&rsquo;s HR team, however, did share some data on ICANN&rsquo;s staff diversity during a session at the ICANN meeting in Helsinki earlier this week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2016/07/02/icann-hr-shares-data-staffing/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2016/07/02/icann-hr-shares-data-staffing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN and Regional Internet Registries Sign SLA for the IANA Numbering Services<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The RIRs and ICANN signed the Service Level Agreement for the IANA Numbering Services today at ICANN 56 in Helsinki, Finland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.nro.net/news/icann-and-regional-internet-registries-sign-sla-for-the-iana-numbering-services"><span>https://www.nro.net/news/icann-and-regional-internet-registries-sign-sla-for-the-iana-numbering-services</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>6 QUESTIONS IN 140 CHARACTERS: Get to know G&ouml;ran Marby, ICANN&rsquo;s CEO.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We contacted G&ouml;ran Marby, ICANN&rsquo;s new CEO, with the following questions and asked him to answer them in 140 characters! Take a look:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://prensa.lacnic.net/news/en/2016junen/6-questions-in-140-characters-get-to-know-goran-marby-icann%E2%80%99s-ceo"><span>http://prensa.lacnic.net/news/en/2016junen/6-questions-in-140-characters-get-to-know-goran-marby-icann&rsquo;s-ceo</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Can a judge seize a .be domain name?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Swedish government has long been waging a struggle against &ldquo;The Pirate Bay,&rdquo; an online platform for the illegal downloading of music, films, games and software. On 12 May 2016, the Swedish Court of Appeal ruled in a case against Punt SE, the Swedish registry, about the domain names of &ldquo;The Pirate Bay&rdquo;. It upheld an early decision by a judge who had confiscated two domain names of &ldquo;The Pirate Bay&rdquo; (thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se). Punt SE was required to transfer the ownership of the domain names to the Swedish state.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/can-judge-seize-be-domain-name"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/can-judge-seize-be-domain-name</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Co jumps on China craze with short domain auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Neustar wants to cash in on the Chinese domain name investment craze. The company will hold a two-character domain name auction on the 22.cn platform July 5-13.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/01/co-jumps-china-craze-short-domain-auction/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/01/co-jumps-china-craze-short-domain-auction/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>com: Verisign keeps its dot-com cash cow until 2024</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Verisign will retain control over the dot-com registry until 2024, providing it with a multi-billion-dollar cash cow for the next eight years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/01/verisign_retains_dotcom_cash_cow_until_2024/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/01/verisign_retains_dotcom_cash_cow_until_2024/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Verisign to get .com for six more years, but prices to stay frozen<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN and Verisign have agreed to extend their .com registry contract for another six years, but there are no big changes in store for .com owners.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20691-verisign-to-get-com-for-six-more-years-but-prices-to-stay-frozen"><span>http://domainincite.com/20691-verisign-to-get-com-for-six-more-years-but-prices-to-stay-frozen</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&ldquo;Inextricably intertwined:&rdquo; the ICANN-Verisign Root Zone Management Agreement by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The longer it was delayed, the more conspicuous its absence became. Yet ICANN and Verisign have finally come to an agreement on a contract to perform the vital domain name root management functions. The draft was published for public review two days ago.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/07/01/inextricably-intertwined-the-icann-verisign-root-zone-management-agreement/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/07/01/inextricably-intertwined-the-icann-verisign-root-zone-management-agreement/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IANA transition will not remove government relationship with .com contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, ICANN posted proposed contracts with Verisign for the Root Zone Management Agreement and an extension of the .com registry contract.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/30/iana-transition-verisign-com/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/30/iana-transition-verisign-com/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Com contract extension shorter than Verisign expected<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has published a proposed extension to its contract with Verisign for .com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/30/com-contract-extension-shorter-verisign-expected/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/30/com-contract-extension-shorter-verisign-expected/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Annual report 2015: a new momentum for Afnic and the .fr TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>2015 was full of news, both for the .fr TLD and gTLDs operated by Afnic. And the Association stepped up its actions in favor of the Internet community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9986/show/annual-report-2015-a-new-momentum-for-afnic-and-the-fr-tld.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9986/show/annual-report-2015-a-new-momentum-for-afnic-and-the-fr-tld.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.INSURANCE and .BANK Tell Consumer Safety Story And Share Lessons Learned<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>One year after fTLD Registry Services debuted our first financial Internet web extension, .BANK, we launched .INSURANCE &ndash; the place for members of the global insurance community to enhance and differentiate their online presence in the marketplace. We want to share with you in this blog a few tips we learned from the launch of .BANK and .INSURANCE.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.register.bank/june-27-2016/"><span>https://www.register.bank/june-27-2016/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: Amendment to Operations and Procedures Policy - Reserved Names</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Following a public consultation, the DNCL Board has approved an amendment to the Operations and Procedures Policy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1116"><span>https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1116</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Is The .Party Over? The Domain Extension Loses Over 50% of it&rsquo;s Registrations In Past Month<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The domain name extension .Party has been losing thousands of domain name registrations a day over the last few weeks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2016/06/30/is-the-party-over-the-domain-extension-loses-over-50-of-its-registrations-in-past-month/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2016/06/30/is-the-party-over-the-domain-extension-loses-over-50-of-its-registrations-in-past-month/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>sg: Special names for a limited period!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>From 1 July 2016 to 31 July 2016, a selected group of Premium Domain Names will be released for application at a base price ranging from $642 to $21,400 (including GST). If the name has multiple applications, it will be allocated to the applicant with the highest bid.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.sgnic.sg/special-names-for-a-limited-period!-grab-it-now!.html"><span>https://www.sgnic.sg/special-names-for-a-limited-period!-grab-it-now!.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>dotgay loses third .gay appeal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>dotgay LLC has lost its third attempt to get ICANN to reconsider tossing its application for community priority status in the fight for the .gay gTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20708-dotgay-loses-third-gay-appeal"><span>http://domainincite.com/20708-dotgay-loses-third-gay-appeal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>To new gTLD or not to new gTLD&hellip;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the past two years, more than 20 million new gTLDs have been registered. We&rsquo;ve seen the launch of domains that have the potential to be great, and others that just make you want to cringe. Before the new gTLD program, brand owners were urged to protect all of their digital assets in the newest TLD regardless of its relevancy to the brand; now that there are thousands of domains, that advice is sheer lunacy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/to-new-gtld-or-not-to-new-gtld/"><span>https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/to-new-gtld-or-not-to-new-gtld/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MPAA&rsquo;s Domain Name &lsquo;Policing&rsquo; Results in First Suspensions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Several "pirate site" domain names have been suspended following complaints from the MPAA. The websites in question all use domain names that are managed by the Donuts registry, which assigned the Hollywood group as its "trusted notifier." MPAA and the domain registry are happy with results so far and hope that other key players will join their efforts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/mpaas-domain-name-policing-results-in-first-suspensions-160630/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/mpaas-domain-name-policing-results-in-first-suspensions-160630/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts reveals positive results from MPAA partnership<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain name company Donuts has revealed the results of its partnership with the Motion Picture Association of America.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/donuts-reveals-positive-results-from-mpaa-partnership-4753"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/donuts-reveals-positive-results-from-mpaa-partnership-4753</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldipreview.com/news/donuts-reveals-positive-results-from-mpaa-partnership-10376"><span>http://www.worldipreview.com/news/donuts-reveals-positive-results-from-mpaa-partnership-10376</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts Receives The First 6 Infringing Domain Names by MPAA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In February of this year Donuts announced its newly minted &ldquo;trusted notifier&rdquo; program with the Motion Picture Association of America. It was the first arrangement of its kind in the domain name industry made to handle clear cases of copyright infringement online. Another New gTLD registry Radix has struck a similar agreement with the MPAA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://onlinedomain.com/2016/07/01/domain-name-news/trusted-notifier-program-outcomes-first-referrals-mpaa/"><span>http://onlinedomain.com/2016/07/01/domain-name-news/trusted-notifier-program-outcomes-first-referrals-mpaa/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.brand Progress - The Mid-Year Analysis by Tony Kirsch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Google. BMW. Dell. Canon. Deloitte. Chanel. Microsoft. Audi. Cisco. Leaders in their industries, household names, game changers in business and technology. And just some of the brands that have launched their .brand TLDs so far in 2016. As we reach the mid-way point of this year, it provides a fitting checkpoint at which to reflect on the progress we've seen over the last six months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160630_dot_brand_progress_the_mid_year_analysis/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160630_dot_brand_progress_the_mid_year_analysis/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Struggle over dotAfrica gTLD intensifies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the latest development within ongoing legal battle over which organisation will control the administration of the .africa domain, a US court has denied the ZA Central Registry's motion for reconsideration on the preliminary injunction that was granted to the DotConnectAfrica Trust on 12 April 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/236434-struggle-over-dotafrica-gtld-intensifies"><span>http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/236434-struggle-over-dotafrica-gtld-intensifies</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ch: SWITCH DNS recursive name service improvements with dnsdist</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>SWITCH operates recursive name servers for any user within the Swiss NREN. While larger universities typically run their own recursive name server, many smaller organisations rely on our resolvers for domain name resolution. During the consolidation of our name server nodes into two data centres, we looked for opportunities to improve our setup.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/05/11/switch-dns-recursive-name-service-improvements-with-dnsdist/"><span>https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/05/11/switch-dns-recursive-name-service-improvements-with-dnsdist/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cloud DDoS Mitigation: How do you know it&rsquo;s right?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DDoS attacks have become the primary threat to the availability of networks and online services and the peak attack sizes have grown by a factor of more than 50 over the last 10 years. Today, botnets and easy-to-use tools for launching DDoS attacks have enabled a big increase in the number of attacks and the traffic they generate. As the attacks have evolved, so have the tools and services to stop them. The best current practice is to implement a strong hybrid defense that tightly integrates on-premise equipment for always on protection with a cloud-based mitigation solution capable of handling the largest and most complex attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/cloud-ddos-mitigation-how-do-you-know-its-right/"><span>https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/cloud-ddos-mitigation-how-do-you-know-its-right/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Gaming Companies and DDoS: You can bet on it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>When a gaming provider is taken offline it frustrates hard core users and damages the company&rsquo;s reputation. Because availability is of such primary importance to gamers, these firms are frequent targets for attack.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/gaming-companies-and-ddos-you-can-bet-on-it/"><span>https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/gaming-companies-and-ddos-you-can-bet-on-it/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What to do in the event of a data breach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>When data breaches happen, be sure you have the number of an expert, incident response service to help you document, recover, and shield your information. We have a few tips to consider when making your decision.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.enom.com/news/1135/event-data-breach.html"><span>http://www.enom.com/news/1135/event-data-breach.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Data breaches could mean fines! What you need to know about the GDRP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>You can find reports of new data breaches in the news every day, targeting industries including finance, healthcare, government, social media&mdash;and the list goes on. In fact, the first five months of the new year has seen 433 mainstream attacks according to hackmaggedon.com&mdash;an average of over 86 cyber attacks a month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/data-breaches-could-mean-fines-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-gdrp/"><span>https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/data-breaches-could-mean-fines-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-gdrp/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ca/se: IIS chooses D-Zone for performance and security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today at the global meeting of ICANN, The Internet Foundation In Sweden (IIS), operators of the .SE and .NU country code domains, and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, announced a deal to deliver secondary Anycast DNS services to the Swedish market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://cira.ca/newsroom/communiqu%C3%A9s/iis-chooses-d-zone-performance-and-security"><span>https://cira.ca/newsroom/communiqu&eacute;s/iis-chooses-d-zone-performance-and-security</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Locky and Dridex - New Wine in Old Bottles<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The computer media has been screaming it for the past few days: Locky is back! Dridex is back! Of course they are&hellip; these are two of the most prolific &ndash; and prosperous &ndash; malwares around at the moment. Why would anyone think that they had dried up and blown away? The only thing that would cause that would be a better Locky and a better Dridex. And that is what we seem to have.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.scmagazine.com/locky-and-dridex--new-wine-in-old-bottles/article/506935/"><span>http://www.scmagazine.com/locky-and-dridex--new-wine-in-old-bottles/article/506935/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Shadow IT is a Catastrophe for Corporate Security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The use of unauthorized hardware and software, irregular IT operation procedures and other examples of &ldquo;carelessness&rdquo; &ndash; what experts call &ldquo;shadow IT&rdquo; &ndash; are significantly endangering security in the German economy. This is a conclusion of the current eco Security Report 2016, which is based on a survey among 580 IT experts from mainly medium-sized companies based in Germany.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2016/news/shadow-it-is-a-catastrophe-for-corporate-security.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2016/news/shadow-it-is-a-catastrophe-for-corporate-security.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Five Recommendations for Improving Network Security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In May, we posted the results of our network protection survey, which looked &ndash; among other things &ndash; at best practices in companies that were highly successful at network security. In this post, I wanted to drill down into these best practices, and how to achieve them. Some of the recommended actions have the added benefit of positively influencing multiple outcomes, so organization can benefit by prioritizing these actions first.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://community.infoblox.com/t5/Company-Blog/Five-Recommendations-for-Improving-Network-Security/ba-p/6886"><span>https://community.infoblox.com/t5/Company-Blog/Five-Recommendations-for-Improving-Network-Security/ba-p/6886</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Crypto-ransomware attacks rise five-fold to hit 718 thousand users in one year<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The number of users attacked with encryption ransomware is soaring, with 718,536 users hit between April 2015 and March 2016: an increase of 5.5 times compared to the same period in 2014-2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/crypto-ransomware-attacks-rise-five-fold-to-hit-718-thousand-users-in-one-year/"><span>http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/crypto-ransomware-attacks-rise-five-fold-to-hit-718-thousand-users-in-one-year/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Kaspersky Lab Exposes Facebook Phishing Attacks: 10,000 Victims in Two Days<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A Kaspersky Lab security expert has uncovered a malware attack that tricked around 10,000 Facebook users around the world into infecting their devices after receiving a message from a friend claiming to have mentioned them on Facebook<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2016/10000-Victims-in-Two-Days"><span>http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2016/10000-Victims-in-Two-Days</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet Domain Name Dispute Resolution in Australia by Alpana Roy, Western Sydney University [2014]</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Abstract: The increasing number of domain name disputes has led to the development of legal and quasi-legal rules relating to the management of internet domain names. While the UDRP provides the international legal framework for resolving domain name disputes, local authorities are responsible for resolving disputes concerning ccTLDs &mdash; such as .au. In Australia, the relevant local policy governing .au domain name disputes is the .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP). This article will focus on the auDRP as a distinct and developing body of law.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2802036"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2802036</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy App For New Business Ideas Now Available On Android Devices<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy Inc. announced today that Flare is available for download in the Google Play store.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2016/GoDaddy-App-For-New-Business-Ideas-Now-Available-On-Android-Devices/default.aspx"><span>https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2016/GoDaddy-App-For-New-Business-Ideas-Now-Available-On-Android-Devices/default.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Changes to renewal logic<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We are continuously optimizing systems to be able to handle the increasing domain volumes. One of the bottlenecks coming up is the daily renewal process: the higher the number of domains under management, the higher the number of domains that require renewal (or expiration) daily. Our initial implementation of running these checks once a day late in the evening is no longer sustainable.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.openprovider.com/changes-renewal-logic/"><span>https://www.openprovider.com/changes-renewal-logic/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: DNCL statement regarding Woosh liquidation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Domain Name Commission Limited has been informed that authorised .nz registrar Woosh Wireless Limited has gone from voluntary administration into liquidation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1121"><span>https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1121</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Email 20/20: Why Domain Reputation is Key with the Adoption of IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Do you ever find yourself running out of vital must haves? Maybe it&rsquo;s shampoo when you really need to look good for a meeting, ketchup when you are having a BBQ with your friends , or pen ink when you are taking notes during a call? When these things happen, sometimes you have to get creative on what you can use in its place.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blog.returnpath.com/email-2020-domain-reputation-key-adoption-ipv6/"><span>https://blog.returnpath.com/email-2020-domain-reputation-key-adoption-ipv6/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>When is an IPv6 address an address and when is it a prefix?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In my last article I went over the aspects of the IPv6 address format and some common issues with displaying, matching and searching through IPv6 addresses that are represented in different formats. There are some tricks for operators around being able to look at an IPv6 address and know if it represents a network (think of a prefix as an IPv4 subnet) or an actual IPv6 address. The reason this is important is that when you are trying to debug or troubleshoot a networking issues or trying to provide information to colleagues being able to identify a networking prefix verses an address quickly proves to be very helpful.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://community.infoblox.com/t5/IPv6-Center-of-Excellence/When-is-an-IPv6-address-an-address-and-when-is-it-a-prefix/ba-p/6901"><span>https://community.infoblox.com/t5/IPv6-Center-of-Excellence/When-is-an-IPv6-address-an-address-and-when-is-it-a-prefix/ba-p/6901</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>BREXIT &ndash; Challenges for the Domain Industry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>BREXIT is posing multiple challenges on the domain industry. Many registries have local presence requirements only allowing for individuals and companies residing in the European Union to register domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2016/news/brexit-challenges-for-the-domain-industry-2.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2016/news/brexit-challenges-for-the-domain-industry-2.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We don&rsquo;t do such a bad job here in Asia with addresses distribution by George Michaelson</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Recently, I presented at the TWNIC OPM in Taipei to the Taiwanese community, including representatives from academia, regulatory and government, and ISPs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/07/01/dont-bad-job-asia-addresses-distribution/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/07/01/dont-bad-job-asia-addresses-distribution/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New Chairman of the ARIN Board of Trustees<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Effective 1 July 2016, Vint Cerf has stepped down from the role of Chairman to allow for a leadership transition period prior to the end of his term, which concludes on 31 December 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160701_board.html"><span>https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160701_board.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DotBrexit by Stuart Fuller</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the aftermath of the UK&rsquo;s decision to leave the European Union, the world's economies have reacted strongly. Stocks went into initial free fall, the pound dropped to its weakest position against most major currencies in decades and the prime minister has announced his departure. &lsquo;Experts&rsquo; on every subject are coming out of the woodwork, telling us what the future will hold for us on every subject from our beach holiday to watching our favorite team playing on a Saturday afternoon.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/dotbrexit/"><span>https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/dotbrexit/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>uk: 'Angela4leader' website domain bought up two days before Wallasey MP resigned<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A website &rsquo;Angela4leader&rsquo; was set up hours before Hilary Benn was sacked from the shadow cabinet and two days before the Wallasey MP resigned from the front bench.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/angela4leader-website-domain-bought-up-11551007"><span>http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/angela4leader-website-domain-bought-up-11551007</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Part 1 &ndash; Why Domain Portfolio Optimisation Works<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>I recently had the privilege of conducting a session at Domaining Europe on the topic of monetisation. Many domain investors have fallen into the trap that monetisation is dead and let me share with you that nothing is further from the truth. Domain monetisation is alive, well and thriving.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive"><span>http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Part 2 &ndash; Why Domain Portfolio Optimisation Works &ndash; Development<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In this article I will be further expanding on how to develop a domain into a business. This is the first business model that can be applied to domains, the other three are monetising traffic, treating domains as stock-items and the last selling domains at high values.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive"><span>http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.NET Geodomain Takes Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart &amp; Ranks Among the Year's Top 20 Non .Com gTLD Sales<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>My previous sales report, posted Friday night (June 17), had an unusually large number of sales in it as it contained two weeks worth of data (due to my being away the previous week on vacation).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160629.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160629.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&#8203;ACCC to look at future of ADSL regulation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an inquiry into whether its regulation of the wholesale ADSL service delivered by Telstra should continue. The ACCC&rsquo;s initial declaration of the service was in February 2012 and it is set to expire in February next year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/602834/accc-look-future-adsl-regulation/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/602834/accc-look-future-adsl-regulation/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 30 Jun 07:25 2016

auDA domain news

Hi all,

 

Just an update on the domain news future. The auDA survey to find out if people in the domain industry find the news service I provide useful (or not) closes today. And as a result they have delayed a decision on its future till July. If you haven’t had your say, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/auDADomainNameNewsSatisfactionSurvey

 

Cheers

David

 

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Internet takes another step away from US govt and into ICANN's hands

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/29/icann_rirs_ip_addresses/>

 

2016 Multistakeholder Ethos Award Recognizes Two Members of the Global Internet Community

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-27-en>

 

NZ Internet identity wins prestigious ICANN governance award

<https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-internet-identity-wins-prestigious-icann-governance-award>

 

NTIA Report Update by Akram Atallah

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

 

ICANN Signs Service Level Agreement with Regional Internet Registries and Finalizes 2016 Supplemental Agreement with Internet Engineering Task Force

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-29-en>

 

ICANN Ombudsman let go as role comes up for review

<http://domainincite.com/20676-icann-ombudsman-let-go-as-role-comes-up-for-review>

 

Brexit probably no big deal for UK domain owners

<http://domainincite.com/20682-brexit-probably-no-big-deal-for-uk-domain-owners>

 

Survey: more people know about new gTLDs but fewer trust them

<http://domainincite.com/20680-survey-more-people-know-about-new-gtlds-but-fewer-trust-them>

 

Who Really Cares About New gTLDs? by Doug Isenberg

<http://www.gigalaw.com/2016/06/29/really-cares-new-gtlds/>

 

au: Backpack Girl makes appearance in hilarious UDRP

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/27/backpack-girl-makes-appearance-hilarious-udrp/>

 

Lawyer fell for DomainGang story about eNom Backpack Girl

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/28/lawyer-fell-domaingang-story-enom-backpack-girl/>

 

au: Erection election website flops [subscription]

<https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/06/27/erection-election-website-flops/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Internet takes another step away from US govt and into ICANN's hands

The internet's move away from US government control took a significant step forward Wednesday with the signing of a new contract.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/29/icann_rirs_ip_addresses/>

 

Republicans move to check internet transition

As the deadline draws closer for the United States' long-standing plan to hand over the internet address system's architecture to a global group, two Republican lawmakers raised concerns about the transition's viability in a letter addressed to the NTIA.

<https://fcw.com/articles/2016/06/29/iana-congress-gunter.aspx>

 

Strickling responds to Marco Rubio et al about IANA transition

NTIA Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling has responded to Senator Marco Rubio and four other members of Congress who questioned plans to remove the U.S. government’s direct role in the IANA functions.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/29/strickling-responds-rubio-et-al-iana-transition/>

 

How the ICANN transition shaped up and why it matters for India

For most of us, the internet simply exists and we take it for granted that it will continue to exist!

<http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/internet/awareness-on-icann-transition-is-still-very-low-in-india/52982333>

 

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ICANN

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2016 Multistakeholder Ethos Award Recognizes Two Members of the Global Internet Community

ICANN is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Multistakeholder Ethos Award. This year, the community evaluation panel recognized two long-time members of the ICANN community: Chuck Gomes and Keith Davidson. The awards were presented today at ICANN56 in Helsinki, Finland.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-27-en>

 

NZ Internet identity wins prestigious ICANN governance award

Longstanding InternetNZ member Keith Davidson was overnight named joint winner of the prestigious ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award.

<https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-internet-identity-wins-prestigious-icann-governance-award>

 

NTIA Report Update by Akram Atallah

In a report issued earlier this month, the U.S. NTIA found that the “proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government’s stewardship role for the Internet DNS technical functions, known as the IANA functions.”

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

 

ICANN Signs Service Level Agreement with Regional Internet Registries and Finalizes 2016 Supplemental Agreement with Internet Engineering Task Force

Today the Regional Internet Registries and ICANN signed the Service Level Agreement for the IANA Numbering Services at ICANN56 in Helsinki, Finland.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-29-en>

 

Blog Update: BGC's Comments on Recent Reconsideration Request by Chris Disspain

Earlier this week ICANN's Board Governance Committee recommended that the ICANN Board deny a Reconsideration Request from dotgay LLC, in which it objected to emails to authors of letters of support having been sent by an administrator at the Community Priority Evaluation provider rather than an evaluator. This will be considered by the full Board at its next meeting.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/blog-update-bgc-s-comments-on-recent-reconsideration-request>

 

Inviting You to ICANN57 in Hyderabad! by Jia-Ring Low, Vice President of Global Stakeholder Engagement in Asia, and Managing Director of the ICANN Asia Pacific Hub

ICANN57 will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 3–9 November 2016. Together with Samiran Gupta, Head of India, and the Asia Pacific Hub team, I welcome you to Hyderabad!

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/inviting-you-to-icann57-in-hyderabad>

 

What Do You Think of the First Policy Forum? by Tanzanica King

ICANN56 in Helsinki is a meeting of firsts for ICANN and the community. It is the first ICANN Public Meeting for the new President and CEO, Göran Marby. And it is the first Meeting B in the Future Meetings Strategy. As we enter into the last day of ICANN56, we need to hear what worked, what didn't work, and where we can improve.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-did-you-think-of-the-first-policy-forum>

 

Help Make the Fellowship Program Reflect Your Community Needs by Janice Douma Lange

Since 2007, the ICANN Fellowship Program has been bringing new faces, new voices and fresh ideas into the ICANN Community to help support the regional and global work of policy building and maintaining secure operation of the DNS.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/help-make-the-fellowship-program-reflect-your-community-needs>

 

Root Zone Management Transition Update: Preservation of Security, Stability and Resiliency by Akram Atallah

On March 4, 2015, the U.S. NTIA officially requested that ICANN and Verisign work together to develop a proposal on how best to transition the NTIA administrative role associated with root zone management in a manner that maintains the security and stability of the Internet’s domain name system. NTIA previously announced that the transition of this aspect of its administrative role was a process separate from but parallel to the IANA stewardship transition.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/root-zone-management-transition-update-preservation-of-security-stability-and-resiliency>

 

David Olive's ICANN56 Welcome Message

David Olive, Senior Vice President of Policy Development Support at ICANN, welcomes attendees to ICANN's 56th public meeting, which is being held in Helsinki, Finland.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhopMO9vyDI>

 

Metadata Collection And Controversy

In What Are Metadata?, I explained that metadata are data that describe or provide information about other data such as social media discussions, email exchanges or online transactions. Now that we have a common appreciation for what metadata are, let's consider how activities that involve metadata collection on a large scale can be sources of controversy.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/metadata-collection-and-controversy>

 

ICANN Ombudsman let go as role comes up for review

ICANN’s Ombudsman, Chris LaHatte, has been told his services are no longer needed.

<http://domainincite.com/20676-icann-ombudsman-let-go-as-role-comes-up-for-review>

 

Is ICANN “Jurisdiction Shopping”? by Paul D. McGrady

Yesterday, ICANN held its first meeting of the “Workstream 2” working group on ICANN accountability (WS2). One of the topics on the WS2 agenda is “jurisdiction.” It appears that some members of the WS2 team intend to address both the location of formation of ICANN, as well as the choice of law provisions in ICANN’s various agreements. The choice of law provisions, while of concern to individual entities that contract with ICANN, have limited repercussions. However, where ICANN is formed – and therefore the general jurisdiction under which ICANN operates – has far reaching implications. This is especially so for individuals and corporations who are used to ICANN operating under predictable United States law, with all of its due process and human rights protections and appeal mechanisms.

<http://www.winston.com/en/winston-domains/is-icann-jurisdiction-shopping.html>

 

Future of ICANN Privatization? Internationalization? Supervision? by Sébastien Bachollet

On Tuesday 21 of June 2016, I was on the French « Sénat[1] » along with Mathieu Weill and other eminent specialists of Internet governance to take stock with senators on progress since the submission, in July 2014, of the report "Europe to the rescue of the Internet".

<https://www.afnic.fr/en/resources/blog/future-of-icann-privatization-internationalization-supervision.html>

 

Key decisions likely at ICANN meet in Hyderabad

A newly democratised ICANN ... is likely to take key decisions in its first crucial "post-transition" meeting in Hyderabad from November 3-9. The choice of venue has been prompted by the alarming Zika virus in the initially selected Puerto Rico.

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Key-decisions-likely-at-ICANN-meet-in-Hyderabad/articleshow/52937646.cms>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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Brexit probably no big deal for UK domain owners

The UK may have suffered the most serious self-inflicted wound since the deep-fried Mars bar when it voted to leave the European Union last week, but it seems unlikely to have a huge effect on domain name registrants.

<http://domainincite.com/20682-brexit-probably-no-big-deal-for-uk-domain-owners>

 

China’s MIIT is Hiring to Move Forward New Domain Approvals Process

For domain name registries eagerly awaiting Chinese government approval for permission to fully enable their domains in the world’s most populous nation, a ray of hope emerged today in China.

<http://allegravita.com/2016/06/03/chinas-miit-hiring-move-domain-approvals-process/>

 

EURid granted its ISO/IEC 27001 recertification

In response to its continual pursuit to provide secure, high-quality and trustworthy services to accredited registrars and the general public, EURid has been granted its ISO/IEC 27001 recertification following an audit by BSI, the British Standards Institution.

<https://eurid.eu/en/news/eurid-granted-its-iso-iec-27001-recertification/>

 

EURid compensates for its 2015 CO2 emissions through the Dak Rung Hydropower Project

To compensate for its 2015 CO2 emissions, EURid is supporting the Dak Rung Hydropower Project in Vietnam.

<https://eurid.eu/en/news/eurid-compensates-for-its-2015-co2-emissions-through-the-dak-rung-hydropower-project/>

 

nl: Domain Name Day: Whois, tokens, .nl and digital infrastructure as main port

Is the slacking demand for .nl domain names due to the arrival of so many new extensions, or to some other cause? That was one of the questions that occupied the registrars attending the Domain Name Day: an event held in Amersfoort by the Registrars' Association on 2 June. A definite answer remained elusive.

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/domain-name-day-whois-tokens-nl-and-digital-infrastructure-as-main-port>

 

nl: "It's a real pleasure being able to help people with these great ideas."

Twice a year, SIDN Fund holds a grant application round, when project organisers can seek support for their schemes. The first application round of 2016 is now complete and the second one will soon be starting. It's an ideal time, therefore, to hear from the Fund's CEO Valerie Frissen about what's been achieved so far and what the ambition for the future is.

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/its-a-real-pleasure-being-able-to-help-people-with-these-great-ideas>

 

A Year Later: Insights from dotSucks by John Berard

This week marks the first birthday of the general availability of dotSucks domain names. It has been a year notable for both heat and light, adding up to a set of insights relevant for any new gTLD... Be clear about who you serve and use their vocabulary (not domain name industry jargon) to tell them about it. Engage in marketing... Emotional resonance is more effective than even overwhelming facts-and-figures. The right story helps people see themselves in you.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160627_a_year_later_insights_from_dotsucks/>

 

.XYZ Registry Launches Searchable Domain Name Drop Tool

The .XYZ registry has released a searchable tool for dropping .XYZ domain names. You can see all the .XYZ domain names dropping today, tomorrow or those in pending delete on a drop down menu on the site.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2016/06/28/xyz-registry-launches-searchable-domain-name-drop-tool/>

 

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NEW TLDS

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Survey: more people know about new gTLDs but fewer trust them

People are becoming more aware that new gTLDs exist, but there’s less trust in them that there was a year ago, according to an ICANN-sponsored survey.

<http://domainincite.com/20680-survey-more-people-know-about-new-gtlds-but-fewer-trust-them>

 

Who Really Cares About New gTLDs? by Doug Isenberg

ICANN’s recent announcement of what it called “an exciting milestone in the evolution of the domain name system” — the delegation of the 1,000th new gTLD — went largely unnoticed. While that’s consistent with the new gTLD program in general (at least from the perspective of the general public), that doesn’t mean trademark owners should forget about them. I can’t think of a single new gTLD that I’ve seen promoted in a mainstream advertisement or any company’s marketing materials.

<http://www.gigalaw.com/2016/06/29/really-cares-new-gtlds/>

 

What’s in Store for Geo TLDs?

Since the launch of the new wave of gTLDs, there has been much speculation—but little evidence—about how these new web addresses can impact a website’s search engine standings. This includes geoTLDs, such as .nyc, .london and .berlin, and how they impact local search. ... Despite Google’s stance, there is anecdotal evidence of a keyword-rich TLD positively impacting a website’s SEO. New York City-based website Souvenirs.nyc has enjoyed positive SEO results within a competitive market. Within the first month, the site ranked in eighth place for “nyc souvenirs” in Google. The site was ranking in the top three results by the third week. The website’s organic search engine traffic doubled during in the site’s second month, and the site’s primary source of referral traffic is organic searches from Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

<http://tech.co/future-geo-top-level-domains-geotlds-2016-06>

 

ZACRA creates dotAfrica litigation portal

The US-based legal proceedings delaying the general availability of the dotAfrica ('.africa') gTLD have taken a step towards transparency with the launch by the South Africa central registry (ZACR) of a dedicated litigation portal.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/zacra-creates-dotafrica-litigation-portal--1150425>

 

Is the ".contact" new gTLD coming?

I just noticed a new Registry website. In fact, it is not new but it was updated. Top Level Spectrum has 5 new gTLDs in its list: .CONTACT - .FORUM - .REALTY - .FEEDBACK and .PID.

<http://www.gtld.club/2016/06/is-contact-new-gtld-coming.html>

 

FFM launches .Stream domain this week, and you can get them cheap

Famous Four Media is launching the .stream TLD on Wednesday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/28/ffm-launches-stream-week-cheap/>

 

ICANN and Dot AFRICA: Dismissed Party ZACR Files Notice of Appeal

The sad saga of ICANN's bungling of the application process for new gTLD .AFRICA has added another chapter as dismissed party ZA Central Registry has filed a notice of appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, from Orders entered by the Hon. R. Gary Klausner, U.S. District Court Judge, granting DotConnectAfrica Trust's Motion for Preliminary Injunction (enjoining ICANN from delegating .AFRICA) and denying ICANN's motion for reconsideration of the Preliminary Injunction Order.

<http://www.domainmondo.com/2016/06/icann-and-dot-africa-dismissed-party.html>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Increasingly in Cybercriminal’s Bullseye

The transportation industry is increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals who see the sprawling multi-billion dollar industry as ripe for financially motivated attacks.

<https://threatpost.com/trains-planes-autos-increasingly-in-cybercriminals-bullseye/118956/>

 

China moves closer to adopting controversial cybersecurity law

China moved closer on Monday to adopting a controversial cybersecurity law, after parliament held a second reading of the draft rules, which carry significant consequences for domestic and foreign business and threaten greater censorship.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-cyber-lawmaking-idUKKCN0ZD1E4>

 

IoT botnet: 25,513 CCTV cameras used in crushing DDoS attacks

Researchers discovered over 25,000 hacked internet-connected CCTV cameras being used in DDoS attacks to hammer websites; the denial-of-service botnet could deliver a whopping 50,000 HTTP requests per second.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/3089298/security/iot-botnet-25-513-cctv-cameras-used-in-crushing-ddos-attacks.html>

 

Botnet Powered by 25,000 CCTV Devices Uncovered

A botnet comprised entirely of closed circuit TV devices used a barrage of HTTP requests to knock a small jewelry store offline for days.

<https://threatpost.com/botnet-powered-by-25000-cctv-devices-uncovered/118948/>

 

Thousands of hacked CCTV devices used in DDoS attacks [IDG]

Attackers have compromised more than 25,000 digital video recorders and CCTV cameras and are using them to launch DDoS attacks against websites.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/602557/thousands-hacked-cctv-devices-used-ddos-attacks/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/602557/thousands-hacked-cctv-devices-used-ddos-attacks/>

 

Report: Cloud Requires New Approach to Security Operations

Forrester Consulting recently surveyed 100 cloud security infrastructure-decision makers in the US and UK on behalf of Alert Logic about the impact of cloud adoption on security operations.
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/report-cloud-requires-new-approach-to-security-operations>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Cybersquatting complaints against .com domains are dropping

Here’s a story you’ve not heard told: For many years, the number of UDRPs aimed at .COM domains has been declining.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/28/cybersquatting-complaints-com-domains-dropping/>

 

No Time Bar for Cybersquatting Claims Under UDRP by Gerald M. Levine

Headline in TheDomains.com, June 18, 2016: "Wow: 20 Year Old Domain Name WorldTradeCenter.com Lost in UDRP." For those who don't follow UDRP decisions carefully this may elicit, how can this be? Well, surprised or not, and assuming complainant has priority in the string of characters that is both a domain name and a trademark... delay is not a factor in prevailing on cybersquatting claims when there is an alignment of other factors.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160627_no_time_bar_for_cybersquatting_claims_under_udrp/>

 

au: Backpack Girl makes appearance in hilarious UDRP

At what point does a cybersquatting complaint filed under UDRP become laugh-out-loud funny? ... An Australian hair care company called Patricks Universal Export Pty Ltd (Patricks) filed a UDRP against the owner of Patricks.com. The hair care company uses Patricks.com.au and was clearly looking to upgrade.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/27/backpack-girl-makes-appearance-hilarious-udrp/>

 

Lawyer fell for DomainGang story about eNom Backpack Girl

Yesterday, I wrote about how an Australian company argued in a UDRP that the famous Backpack Girl was planted by the owner of Patricks.com because the complainant’s (a company called Patricks) CEO looked like Backpack Girl.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/28/lawyer-fell-domaingang-story-enom-backpack-girl/>

 

au: Erection election website flops [subscription]

The independent candidate's [.com] domain name was sold last year but has now been taken down. We follow his bid to get it back.

<https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/06/27/erection-election-website-flops/>

 

Marlboro domain dispute stubbed out

Marlboro has easily reclaimed two domain names that attempted to cash in on a trademark that was filed more than 100 years ago.

<http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/domainnamesarticle.php?article_id=4970>

 

Company guilty of reverse domain hijacking after refiling case

A company that sells an organic fertilizer has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking after filing a UDRP for the second time.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/29/company-guilty-reverse-domain-hijacking-refiling-case/>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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ie: Blacknight signs €4m data centre deal with BT

Carlow-based web hosting specialist Blacknight has signed a €4m deal with BT that will see it move a large part of its data infrastructure to BT’s data centre in Citywest, Dublin.

<https://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/blacknight-bt>

 

ie: Blacknight Expands Infrastructure in Dublin with BT Ireland Partnership

Irish host and registrar Blacknight has reached a deal to run services out of a BT Ireland data center in Dublin’s Citywest to support its growth in European markets, according to a report from the Irish Independent.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/blacknight-expands-infrastructure-in-dublin-with-bt-ireland-partnership>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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How IPv6 lays the foundation for a smarter network

By now we all know that IPv6 is a powerful solution to a pressing problem. The world has run out of new IPv4 addressing space, and the internet needs IPv6 to grow. What’s less widely discussed—but potentially more exciting—is how the modern version of the internet protocol won’t just make the internet bigger, but it will make it smarter.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/3088322/internet/how-ipv6-lays-the-foundation-for-a-smarter-network.html>

 

Association eyes to complete Indonesian migration to IPv6 by 2021

Internet providers association aims to complete the digital migration of the latest Internet Protocol version 6 ( IPv6 ), which provides more virtual space for global internet users, by 2021.

<http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/06/29/association-eyes-to-complete-indonesian-migration-to-ipv6-by-2021.html>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Empower your proxy logs with the DomainTools App for Splunk

Today, we are announcing the release of a DomainTools app for Splunk that will help teams leverage their proxy and DNS logs for threat hunting, incident response and quick, in-context triage of security events.

<http://blog.domaintools.com/2016/06/empower-your-proxy-logs-with-the-domaintools-app-for-splunk/>

 

DomainTools Launches Threat Hunting App and Search Add-On for Splunk [news release]

DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, today (29 June) announced a new app and search add-on that are available in Spunk Enterprise’s Splunkbase immediately. Without leaving the Splunk environment, security teams can now leverage DomainTools data alongside proxy and DNS logs for threat hunting, incident response, and quick in-context triage of security events.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/30/domaintools-launches-threat-hunting-app/>

 

A frank conversation with Colin Campbell – DNW Podcast #90

Colin Campbell’s .Club generated $7 million in sales of new TLDs last year, but lost $1 million overall. What does this mean for .club and other TLDs? How much do you have to invest in marketing to make a domain viable? Colin never evades questions, and this is a great interview.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/27/frank-conversation-colin-campbell-dnw-podcast-90/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Is Sedo Slowly Dying?

I have been following the Sedo domain name sales reports for years now. This week’s report was the smallest I have seen.

<http://onlinedomain.com/2016/06/27/opinions/sedo-slowly-dying/>

 

Is Sedo slowly dying? Let’s look at the numbers.

Today Konstantinos Zournas over at Online Domain published an article with the provocative headline “Is Sedo Dying”?

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/27/sedo-slowly-dying-lets-look-numbers/>

 

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">Hi all,<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Just an update on the domain news future. The auDA survey to find out if people in the domain industry find the news service I provide useful (or not) closes today. And as a result they have delayed a decision on its future till July. If you haven&rsquo;t had your say, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/auDADomainNameNewsSatisfactionSurvey<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Cheers<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">David<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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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>Internet takes another step away from US govt and into ICANN's hands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/29/icann_rirs_ip_addresses/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/29/icann_rirs_ip_addresses/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>2016 Multistakeholder Ethos Award Recognizes Two Members of the Global Internet Community<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NZ Internet identity wins prestigious ICANN governance award<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-internet-identity-wins-prestigious-icann-governance-award"><span>https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-internet-identity-wins-prestigious-icann-governance-award</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Report Update by Akram Atallah<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ntia-report-update"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ntia-report-update</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Signs Service Level Agreement with Regional Internet Registries and Finalizes 2016 Supplemental Agreement with Internet Engineering Task Force<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-29-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Ombudsman let go as role comes up for review<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20676-icann-ombudsman-let-go-as-role-comes-up-for-review"><span>http://domainincite.com/20676-icann-ombudsman-let-go-as-role-comes-up-for-review</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Brexit probably no big deal for UK domain owners<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20682-brexit-probably-no-big-deal-for-uk-domain-owners"><span>http://domainincite.com/20682-brexit-probably-no-big-deal-for-uk-domain-owners</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Survey: more people know about new gTLDs but fewer trust them<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20680-survey-more-people-know-about-new-gtlds-but-fewer-trust-them"><span>http://domainincite.com/20680-survey-more-people-know-about-new-gtlds-but-fewer-trust-them</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Who Really Cares About New gTLDs? by Doug Isenberg</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.gigalaw.com/2016/06/29/really-cares-new-gtlds/"><span>http://www.gigalaw.com/2016/06/29/really-cares-new-gtlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Backpack Girl makes appearance in hilarious UDRP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/27/backpack-girl-makes-appearance-hilarious-udrp/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/27/backpack-girl-makes-appearance-hilarious-udrp/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Lawyer fell for DomainGang story about eNom Backpack Girl<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/28/lawyer-fell-domaingang-story-enom-backpack-girl/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/28/lawyer-fell-domaingang-story-enom-backpack-girl/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Erection election website flops [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/06/27/erection-election-website-flops/"><span>https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/06/27/erection-election-website-flops/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet takes another step away from US govt and into ICANN's hands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The internet's move away from US government control took a significant step forward Wednesday with the signing of a new contract.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/29/icann_rirs_ip_addresses/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/29/icann_rirs_ip_addresses/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Republicans move to check internet transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As the deadline draws closer for the United States' long-standing plan to hand over the internet address system's architecture to a global group, two Republican lawmakers raised concerns about the transition's viability in a letter addressed to the NTIA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://fcw.com/articles/2016/06/29/iana-congress-gunter.aspx"><span>https://fcw.com/articles/2016/06/29/iana-congress-gunter.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Strickling responds to Marco Rubio et al about IANA transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling has responded to Senator Marco Rubio and four other members of Congress who questioned plans to remove the U.S. government&rsquo;s direct role in the IANA functions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/29/strickling-responds-rubio-et-al-iana-transition/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/29/strickling-responds-rubio-et-al-iana-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How the ICANN transition shaped up and why it matters for India<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>For most of us, the internet simply exists and we take it for granted that it will continue to exist!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/internet/awareness-on-icann-transition-is-still-very-low-in-india/52982333"><span>http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/internet/awareness-on-icann-transition-is-still-very-low-in-india/52982333</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>2016 Multistakeholder Ethos Award Recognizes Two Members of the Global Internet Community<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Multistakeholder Ethos Award. This year, the community evaluation panel recognized two long-time members of the ICANN community: Chuck Gomes and Keith Davidson. The awards were presented today at ICANN56 in Helsinki, Finland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NZ Internet identity wins prestigious ICANN governance award<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Longstanding InternetNZ member Keith Davidson was overnight named joint winner of the prestigious ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-internet-identity-wins-prestigious-icann-governance-award"><span>https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-internet-identity-wins-prestigious-icann-governance-award</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Report Update by Akram Atallah<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In a report issued earlier this month, the U.S. NTIA found that the &ldquo;proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government&rsquo;s stewardship role for the Internet DNS technical functions, known as the IANA functions.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ntia-report-update"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ntia-report-update</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Signs Service Level Agreement with Regional Internet Registries and Finalizes 2016 Supplemental Agreement with Internet Engineering Task Force<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today the Regional Internet Registries and ICANN signed the Service Level Agreement for the IANA Numbering Services at ICANN56 in Helsinki, Finland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-29-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Blog Update: BGC's Comments on Recent Reconsideration Request by Chris Disspain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Earlier this week ICANN's Board Governance Committee recommended that the ICANN Board deny a Reconsideration Request from dotgay LLC, in which it objected to emails to authors of letters of support having been sent by an administrator at the Community Priority Evaluation provider rather than an evaluator. This will be considered by the full Board at its next meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/blog-update-bgc-s-comments-on-recent-reconsideration-request"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/blog-update-bgc-s-comments-on-recent-reconsideration-request</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Inviting You to ICANN57 in Hyderabad! by Jia-Ring Low, Vice President of Global Stakeholder Engagement in Asia, and Managing Director of the ICANN Asia Pacific Hub<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN57 will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 3&ndash;9 November 2016. Together with Samiran Gupta, Head of India, and the Asia Pacific Hub team, I welcome you to Hyderabad!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/inviting-you-to-icann57-in-hyderabad"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/inviting-you-to-icann57-in-hyderabad</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What Do You Think of the First Policy Forum? by Tanzanica King<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN56 in Helsinki is a meeting of firsts for ICANN and the community. It is the first ICANN Public Meeting for the new President and CEO, G&ouml;ran Marby. And it is the first Meeting B in the Future Meetings Strategy. As we enter into the last day of ICANN56, we need to hear what worked, what didn't work, and where we can improve.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-did-you-think-of-the-first-policy-forum"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-did-you-think-of-the-first-policy-forum</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Help Make the Fellowship Program Reflect Your Community Needs by Janice Douma Lange<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Since 2007, the ICANN Fellowship Program has been bringing new faces, new voices and fresh ideas into the ICANN Community to help support the regional and global work of policy building and maintaining secure operation of the DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/help-make-the-fellowship-program-reflect-your-community-needs"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/help-make-the-fellowship-program-reflect-your-community-needs</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Root Zone Management Transition Update: Preservation of Security, Stability and Resiliency by Akram Atallah<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On March 4, 2015, the U.S. NTIA officially requested that ICANN and Verisign work together to develop a proposal on how best to transition the NTIA administrative role associated with root zone management in a manner that maintains the security and stability of the Internet&rsquo;s domain name system. NTIA previously announced that the transition of this aspect of its administrative role was a process separate from but parallel to the IANA stewardship transition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/root-zone-management-transition-update-preservation-of-security-stability-and-resiliency"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/root-zone-management-transition-update-preservation-of-security-stability-and-resiliency</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Olive's ICANN56 Welcome Message<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Olive, Senior Vice President of Policy Development Support at ICANN, welcomes attendees to ICANN's 56th public meeting, which is being held in Helsinki, Finland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhopMO9vyDI"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhopMO9vyDI</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Metadata Collection And Controversy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In What Are Metadata?, I explained that metadata are data that describe or provide information about other data such as social media discussions, email exchanges or online transactions. Now that we have a common appreciation for what metadata are, let's consider how activities that involve metadata collection on a large scale can be sources of controversy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/metadata-collection-and-controversy"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/metadata-collection-and-controversy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Ombudsman let go as role comes up for review<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN&rsquo;s Ombudsman, Chris LaHatte, has been told his services are no longer needed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20676-icann-ombudsman-let-go-as-role-comes-up-for-review"><span>http://domainincite.com/20676-icann-ombudsman-let-go-as-role-comes-up-for-review</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Is ICANN &ldquo;Jurisdiction Shopping&rdquo;? by Paul D. McGrady<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Yesterday, ICANN held its first meeting of the &ldquo;Workstream 2&rdquo; working group on ICANN accountability (WS2). One of the topics on the WS2 agenda is &ldquo;jurisdiction.&rdquo; It appears that some members of the WS2 team intend to address both the location of formation of ICANN, as well as the choice of law provisions in ICANN&rsquo;s various agreements. The choice of law provisions, while of concern to individual entities that contract with ICANN, have limited repercussions. However, where ICANN is formed &ndash; and therefore the general jurisdiction under which ICANN operates &ndash; has far reaching implications. This is especially so for individuals and corporations who are used to ICANN operating under predictable United States law, with all of its due process and human rights protections and appeal mechanisms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.winston.com/en/winston-domains/is-icann-jurisdiction-shopping.html"><span>http://www.winston.com/en/winston-domains/is-icann-jurisdiction-shopping.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Future of ICANN Privatization? Internationalization? Supervision? by S&eacute;bastien Bachollet</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On Tuesday 21 of June 2016, I was on the French &laquo; S&eacute;nat[1] &raquo; along with Mathieu Weill and other eminent specialists of Internet governance to take stock with senators on progress since the submission, in July 2014, of the report "Europe to the rescue of the Internet".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.afnic.fr/en/resources/blog/future-of-icann-privatization-internationalization-supervision.html"><span>https://www.afnic.fr/en/resources/blog/future-of-icann-privatization-internationalization-supervision.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Key decisions likely at ICANN meet in Hyderabad<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A newly democratised ICANN ... is likely to take key decisions in its first crucial "post-transition" meeting in Hyderabad from November 3-9. The choice of venue has been prompted by the alarming Zika virus in the initially selected Puerto Rico.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Key-decisions-likely-at-ICANN-meet-in-Hyderabad/articleshow/52937646.cms"><span>http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Key-decisions-likely-at-ICANN-meet-in-Hyderabad/articleshow/52937646.cms</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Brexit probably no big deal for UK domain owners<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The UK may have suffered the most serious self-inflicted wound since the deep-fried Mars bar when it voted to leave the European Union last week, but it seems unlikely to have a huge effect on domain name registrants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20682-brexit-probably-no-big-deal-for-uk-domain-owners"><span>http://domainincite.com/20682-brexit-probably-no-big-deal-for-uk-domain-owners</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>China&rsquo;s MIIT is Hiring to Move Forward New Domain Approvals Process<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>For domain name registries eagerly awaiting Chinese government approval for permission to fully enable their domains in the world&rsquo;s most populous nation, a ray of hope emerged today in China.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://allegravita.com/2016/06/03/chinas-miit-hiring-move-domain-approvals-process/"><span>http://allegravita.com/2016/06/03/chinas-miit-hiring-move-domain-approvals-process/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EURid granted its ISO/IEC 27001 recertification<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In response to its continual pursuit to provide secure, high-quality and trustworthy services to accredited registrars and the general public, EURid has been granted its ISO/IEC 27001 recertification following an audit by BSI, the British Standards Institution.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://eurid.eu/en/news/eurid-granted-its-iso-iec-27001-recertification/"><span>https://eurid.eu/en/news/eurid-granted-its-iso-iec-27001-recertification/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EURid compensates for its 2015 CO2 emissions through the Dak Rung Hydropower Project<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>To compensate for its 2015 CO2 emissions, EURid is supporting the Dak Rung Hydropower Project in Vietnam.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://eurid.eu/en/news/eurid-compensates-for-its-2015-co2-emissions-through-the-dak-rung-hydropower-project/"><span>https://eurid.eu/en/news/eurid-compensates-for-its-2015-co2-emissions-through-the-dak-rung-hydropower-project/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nl: Domain Name Day: Whois, tokens, .nl and digital infrastructure as main port<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Is the slacking demand for .nl domain names due to the arrival of so many new extensions, or to some other cause? That was one of the questions that occupied the registrars attending the Domain Name Day: an event held in Amersfoort by the Registrars' Association on 2 June. A definite answer remained elusive.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/domain-name-day-whois-tokens-nl-and-digital-infrastructure-as-main-port"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/domain-name-day-whois-tokens-nl-and-digital-infrastructure-as-main-port</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nl: "It's a real pleasure being able to help people with these great ideas."</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twice a year, SIDN Fund holds a grant application round, when project organisers can seek support for their schemes. The first application round of 2016 is now complete and the second one will soon be starting. It's an ideal time, therefore, to hear from the Fund's CEO Valerie Frissen about what's been achieved so far and what the ambition for the future is.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/its-a-real-pleasure-being-able-to-help-people-with-these-great-ideas"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/its-a-real-pleasure-being-able-to-help-people-with-these-great-ideas</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A Year Later: Insights from dotSucks by John Berard<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This week marks the first birthday of the general availability of dotSucks domain names. It has been a year notable for both heat and light, adding up to a set of insights relevant for any new gTLD... Be clear about who you serve and use their vocabulary (not domain name industry jargon) to tell them about it. Engage in marketing... Emotional resonance is more effective than even overwhelming facts-and-figures. The right story helps people see themselves in you.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160627_a_year_later_insights_from_dotsucks/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160627_a_year_later_insights_from_dotsucks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.XYZ Registry Launches Searchable Domain Name Drop Tool<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The .XYZ registry has released a searchable tool for dropping .XYZ domain names. You can see all the .XYZ domain names dropping today, tomorrow or those in pending delete on a drop down menu on the site.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2016/06/28/xyz-registry-launches-searchable-domain-name-drop-tool/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2016/06/28/xyz-registry-launches-searchable-domain-name-drop-tool/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Survey: more people know about new gTLDs but fewer trust them<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>People are becoming more aware that new gTLDs exist, but there&rsquo;s less trust in them that there was a year ago, according to an ICANN-sponsored survey.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20680-survey-more-people-know-about-new-gtlds-but-fewer-trust-them"><span>http://domainincite.com/20680-survey-more-people-know-about-new-gtlds-but-fewer-trust-them</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Who Really Cares About New gTLDs? by Doug Isenberg</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN&rsquo;s recent announcement of what it called &ldquo;an exciting milestone in the evolution of the domain name system&rdquo; &mdash; the delegation of the 1,000th new gTLD &mdash; went largely unnoticed. While that&rsquo;s consistent with the new gTLD program in general (at least from the perspective of the general public), that doesn&rsquo;t mean trademark owners should forget about them. I can&rsquo;t think of a single new gTLD that I&rsquo;ve seen promoted in a mainstream advertisement or any company&rsquo;s marketing materials.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.gigalaw.com/2016/06/29/really-cares-new-gtlds/"><span>http://www.gigalaw.com/2016/06/29/really-cares-new-gtlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What&rsquo;s in Store for Geo TLDs?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Since the launch of the new wave of gTLDs, there has been much speculation&mdash;but little evidence&mdash;about how these new web addresses can impact a website&rsquo;s search engine standings. This includes geoTLDs, such as .nyc, .london and .berlin, and how they impact local search. ... Despite Google&rsquo;s stance, there is anecdotal evidence of a keyword-rich TLD positively impacting a website&rsquo;s SEO. New York City-based website Souvenirs.nyc has enjoyed positive SEO results within a competitive market. Within the first month, the site ranked in eighth place for &ldquo;nyc souvenirs&rdquo; in Google. The site was ranking in the top three results by the third week. The website&rsquo;s organic search engine traffic doubled during in the site&rsquo;s second month, and the site&rsquo;s primary source of referral traffic is organic searches from Google, Yahoo, and Bing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://tech.co/future-geo-top-level-domains-geotlds-2016-06"><span>http://tech.co/future-geo-top-level-domains-geotlds-2016-06</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ZACRA creates dotAfrica litigation portal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The US-based legal proceedings delaying the general availability of the dotAfrica ('.africa') gTLD have taken a step towards transparency with the launch by the South Africa central registry (ZACR) of a dedicated litigation portal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/zacra-creates-dotafrica-litigation-portal--1150425"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/zacra-creates-dotafrica-litigation-portal--1150425</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Is the ".contact" new gTLD coming?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>I just noticed a new Registry website. In fact, it is not new but it was updated. Top Level Spectrum has 5 new gTLDs in its list: .CONTACT - .FORUM - .REALTY - .FEEDBACK and .PID.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.gtld.club/2016/06/is-contact-new-gtld-coming.html"><span>http://www.gtld.club/2016/06/is-contact-new-gtld-coming.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>FFM launches .Stream domain this week, and you can get them cheap<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Famous Four Media is launching the .stream TLD on Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/28/ffm-launches-stream-week-cheap/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/28/ffm-launches-stream-week-cheap/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN and Dot AFRICA: Dismissed Party ZACR Files Notice of Appeal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The sad saga of ICANN's bungling of the application process for new gTLD .AFRICA has added another chapter as dismissed party ZA Central Registry has filed a notice of appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, from Orders entered by the Hon. R. Gary Klausner, U.S. District Court Judge, granting DotConnectAfrica Trust's Motion for Preliminary Injunction (enjoining ICANN from delegating .AFRICA) and denying ICANN's motion for reconsideration of the Preliminary Injunction Order.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainmondo.com/2016/06/icann-and-dot-africa-dismissed-party.html"><span>http://www.domainmondo.com/2016/06/icann-and-dot-africa-dismissed-party.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Planes, Trains and Automobiles Increasingly in Cybercriminal&rsquo;s Bullseye<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The transportation industry is increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals who see the sprawling multi-billion dollar industry as ripe for financially motivated attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/trains-planes-autos-increasingly-in-cybercriminals-bullseye/118956/"><span>https://threatpost.com/trains-planes-autos-increasingly-in-cybercriminals-bullseye/118956/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>China moves closer to adopting controversial cybersecurity law<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>China moved closer on Monday to adopting a controversial cybersecurity law, after parliament held a second reading of the draft rules, which carry significant consequences for domestic and foreign business and threaten greater censorship.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-cyber-lawmaking-idUKKCN0ZD1E4"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-cyber-lawmaking-idUKKCN0ZD1E4</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IoT botnet: 25,513 CCTV cameras used in crushing DDoS attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Researchers discovered over 25,000 hacked internet-connected CCTV cameras being used in DDoS attacks to hammer websites; the denial-of-service botnet could deliver a whopping 50,000 HTTP requests per second.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/3089298/security/iot-botnet-25-513-cctv-cameras-used-in-crushing-ddos-attacks.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/3089298/security/iot-botnet-25-513-cctv-cameras-used-in-crushing-ddos-attacks.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Botnet Powered by 25,000 CCTV Devices Uncovered<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A botnet comprised entirely of closed circuit TV devices used a barrage of HTTP requests to knock a small jewelry store offline for days.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/botnet-powered-by-25000-cctv-devices-uncovered/118948/"><span>https://threatpost.com/botnet-powered-by-25000-cctv-devices-uncovered/118948/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Thousands of hacked CCTV devices used in DDoS attacks [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Attackers have compromised more than 25,000 digital video recorders and CCTV cameras and are using them to launch DDoS attacks against websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/602557/thousands-hacked-cctv-devices-used-ddos-attacks/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/602557/thousands-hacked-cctv-devices-used-ddos-attacks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/602557/thousands-hacked-cctv-devices-used-ddos-attacks/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/602557/thousands-hacked-cctv-devices-used-ddos-attacks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Report: Cloud Requires New Approach to Security Operations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Forrester Consulting recently surveyed 100 cloud security infrastructure-decision makers in the US and UK on behalf of Alert Logic about the impact of cloud adoption on security operations.<br>&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/report-cloud-requires-new-approach-to-security-operations"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/report-cloud-requires-new-approach-to-security-operations</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cybersquatting complaints against .com domains are dropping<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Here&rsquo;s a story you&rsquo;ve not heard told: For many years, the number of UDRPs aimed at .COM domains has been declining.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/28/cybersquatting-complaints-com-domains-dropping/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/28/cybersquatting-complaints-com-domains-dropping/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>No Time Bar for Cybersquatting Claims Under UDRP by Gerald M. Levine<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Headline in TheDomains.com, June 18, 2016: "Wow: 20 Year Old Domain Name WorldTradeCenter.com Lost in UDRP." For those who don't follow UDRP decisions carefully this may elicit, how can this be? Well, surprised or not, and assuming complainant has priority in the string of characters that is both a domain name and a trademark... delay is not a factor in prevailing on cybersquatting claims when there is an alignment of other factors.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160627_no_time_bar_for_cybersquatting_claims_under_udrp/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160627_no_time_bar_for_cybersquatting_claims_under_udrp/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Backpack Girl makes appearance in hilarious UDRP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>At what point does a cybersquatting complaint filed under UDRP become laugh-out-loud funny? ... An Australian hair care company called Patricks Universal Export Pty Ltd (Patricks) filed a UDRP against the owner of Patricks.com. The hair care company uses Patricks.com.au and was clearly looking to upgrade.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/27/backpack-girl-makes-appearance-hilarious-udrp/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/27/backpack-girl-makes-appearance-hilarious-udrp/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Lawyer fell for DomainGang story about eNom Backpack Girl<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Yesterday, I wrote about how an Australian company argued in a UDRP that the famous Backpack Girl was planted by the owner of Patricks.com because the complainant&rsquo;s (a company called Patricks) CEO looked like Backpack Girl.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/28/lawyer-fell-domaingang-story-enom-backpack-girl/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/28/lawyer-fell-domaingang-story-enom-backpack-girl/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Erection election website flops [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The independent candidate's [.com] domain name was sold last year but has now been taken down. We follow his bid to get it back.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/06/27/erection-election-website-flops/"><span>https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/06/27/erection-election-website-flops/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Marlboro domain dispute stubbed out<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Marlboro has easily reclaimed two domain names that attempted to cash in on a trademark that was filed more than 100 years ago.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/domainnamesarticle.php?article_id=4970"><span>http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/domainnamesarticle.php?article_id=4970</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Company guilty of reverse domain hijacking after refiling case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A company that sells an organic fertilizer has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking after filing a UDRP for the second time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/29/company-guilty-reverse-domain-hijacking-refiling-case/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/29/company-guilty-reverse-domain-hijacking-refiling-case/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ie: Blacknight signs &euro;4m data centre deal with BT</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Carlow-based web hosting specialist Blacknight has signed a &euro;4m deal with BT that will see it move a large part of its data infrastructure to BT&rsquo;s data centre in Citywest, Dublin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/blacknight-bt"><span>https://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/blacknight-bt</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ie: Blacknight Expands Infrastructure in Dublin with BT Ireland Partnership</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Irish host and registrar Blacknight has reached a deal to run services out of a BT Ireland data center in Dublin&rsquo;s Citywest to support its growth in European markets, according to a report from the Irish Independent.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/blacknight-expands-infrastructure-in-dublin-with-bt-ireland-partnership"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/blacknight-expands-infrastructure-in-dublin-with-bt-ireland-partnership</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How IPv6 lays the foundation for a smarter network<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>By now we all know that IPv6 is a powerful solution to a pressing problem. The world has run out of new IPv4 addressing space, and the internet needs IPv6 to grow. What&rsquo;s less widely discussed&mdash;but potentially more exciting&mdash;is how the modern version of the internet protocol won&rsquo;t just make the internet bigger, but it will make it smarter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/3088322/internet/how-ipv6-lays-the-foundation-for-a-smarter-network.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/3088322/internet/how-ipv6-lays-the-foundation-for-a-smarter-network.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Association eyes to complete Indonesian migration to IPv6 by 2021<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet providers association aims to complete the digital migration of the latest Internet Protocol version 6 ( IPv6 ), which provides more virtual space for global internet users, by 2021.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/06/29/association-eyes-to-complete-indonesian-migration-to-ipv6-by-2021.html"><span>http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/06/29/association-eyes-to-complete-indonesian-migration-to-ipv6-by-2021.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Empower your proxy logs with the DomainTools App for Splunk<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, we are announcing the release of a DomainTools app for Splunk that will help teams leverage their proxy and DNS logs for threat hunting, incident response and quick, in-context triage of security events.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.domaintools.com/2016/06/empower-your-proxy-logs-with-the-domaintools-app-for-splunk/"><span>http://blog.domaintools.com/2016/06/empower-your-proxy-logs-with-the-domaintools-app-for-splunk/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DomainTools Launches Threat Hunting App and Search Add-On for Splunk [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, today (29 June) announced a new app and search add-on that are available in Spunk Enterprise&rsquo;s Splunkbase immediately. Without leaving the Splunk environment, security teams can now leverage DomainTools data alongside proxy and DNS logs for threat hunting, incident response, and quick in-context triage of security events.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/30/domaintools-launches-threat-hunting-app/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/30/domaintools-launches-threat-hunting-app/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A frank conversation with Colin Campbell &ndash; DNW Podcast #90<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Colin Campbell&rsquo;s .Club generated $7 million in sales of new TLDs last year, but lost $1 million overall. What does this mean for .club and other TLDs? How much do you have to invest in marketing to make a domain viable? Colin never evades questions, and this is a great interview.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/27/frank-conversation-colin-campbell-dnw-podcast-90/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/27/frank-conversation-colin-campbell-dnw-podcast-90/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Is Sedo Slowly Dying?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>I have been following the Sedo domain name sales reports for years now. This week&rsquo;s report was the smallest I have seen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://onlinedomain.com/2016/06/27/opinions/sedo-slowly-dying/"><span>http://onlinedomain.com/2016/06/27/opinions/sedo-slowly-dying/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Is Sedo slowly dying? Let&rsquo;s look at the numbers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today Konstantinos Zournas over at Online Domain published an article with the provocative headline &ldquo;Is Sedo Dying&rdquo;?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/27/sedo-slowly-dying-lets-look-numbers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/27/sedo-slowly-dying-lets-look-numbers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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What They’re Saying: Reaction to NTIA’s Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2016/what-they-re-saying-reaction-ntia-s-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal>

 

Transition Proposal from ICANN Fulfils NTIA Requirements

<https://international.eco.de/2016/news/transition-proposal-from-icann-fulfils-ntia-requirements.html>

 

se: Pirate Bay Domain Dispute Appealed to Supreme Court

<https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domain-dispute-appealed-to-supreme-court-160618/>

 

Web addresses promoting sex crimes against children must be stopped

<http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/internet-web-addresses-promoting-sex-crimes-against-children-must-be-stopped>

 

 

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What They’re Saying: Reaction to NTIA’s Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal

A week ago, NTIA announced that the proposal developed by the Internet multistakeholder community to transition the U.S. Government’s stewardship role for the IANA functions met the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014.

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2016/what-they-re-saying-reaction-ntia-s-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal>

 

Transition Proposal from ICANN Fulfils NTIA Requirements

On 9 June 2016, the NTIA of the US Department of Commerce took a public position on the IANA Stewardship Transition proposal.

<https://international.eco.de/2016/news/transition-proposal-from-icann-fulfils-ntia-requirements.html>

 

IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal passes NTIA criteria

The IANA Stewardship Transition passes a milestone with the NTIA affirming that the community’s proposal meets its criteria.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/13/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-passes-ntia-criteria/>

 

IEEE Takes a Lead Role at World Summit on the Information Society Forum

IEEE raised its visibility at this year’s annual WSIS Forum, held from 2 to 6 May in Geneva. IEEE was a contributing sponsor through its Internet Initiative.

<http://theinstitute.ieee.org/ieee-roundup/opinions/ieee-roundup/ieee-takes-a-lead-role-at-world-summit-on-the-information-society-forum>

 

EuroDIG 2016 in Brussels – Balancing politics, policy and tech

On 9-10 June 2016, the annual Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) was held in Brussels, Belgium. EuroDIG is “an open platform for informal and inclusive discussions on public policy issues related to Internet Governance”. This year’s edition was hosted by EURid, the registry for .eu.

<https://centr.org/news/news/eurodig-2016-in-brussels-balancing-politics-policy-and-tech.html>

 

Reflections on Internet Governance and Regulation with Special Consideration of the ICANN by Luís de Lima Pinheiro [Cyberlaw by CIJIC]

Abstract: This article is focused on very general issues of Internet governance and regulation and on the potentialities of the adopted general conceptions with respect to the ICANN evolution. It advocates for an autonomous governance of the Internet, based upon a model of multistakeholder and globalized organizations.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2796402>

 

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ICANN

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The Georgian Script Community Forms Generation Panel for Developing the Root Zone Label Generation Rules

ICANN is pleased to announce the formation of the Generation Panel to develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules for the Georgian script.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-17-en>

 

Three Years into ICANN's Middle East Strategy by Baher Esmat,VP, Stakeholder Engagement - Middle East

Over three years ago, ICANN stakeholders in the Middle East came together to develop a regional engagement strategy for 2013–2016. The strategy affirmed the need to foster:

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/three-years-into-icann-s-middle-east-strategy>

 

ICANN looks to introduce new domains, create multilingual internet in India

ICANN is the address book of the internet. It is working on what it calls the "largest expansion" of DNS in the world, along with the implementation of Internationalised Domain Names, for local language support.

<http://www.digit.in/internet/icann-to-introduce-new-domain-names-create-multilingual-internet-in-india-30685.html>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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DNS Belgium launches tool to test EPP

DNS Belgium launches a tool you can use to send EPP commands to an EPP server. EPP is a protocol for registering and managing domain names.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/dns-belgium-launches-tool-test-epp>

 

ICANN Accredits DENIC as Third Party Provider of Registrar Data Escrow

With Data Escrow, DENIC will soon provide a new service to the DENIC registrars. The Cooperative has successfully passed all the applicable reviews by ICANN and has now been accredited as Third Party Provider for Registrar Data Escrow, in short TPP RDE.

<https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/icann-accredits-denic-as-third-party-provider-of-registrar-data-escrow-tpp-rde/>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/19/icann-accredits-denic-third-party-provider-escrow/>

 

Dominican Republic to celebrate 25 years of .do

The Dominican Republic will be marking the 25th anniversary of its .do TLD from August 22-25, as part of a four-day event called Internet Week.

<http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/technology/2016/6/18/59678/Dominican-Republic-to-celebrate-25-years-of-do>

 

EURid partners with Naturefund and EuroNatur to protect the Osogovo Mountain chain

EURid is pleased to announce that it will be joining Naturefund and EuroNatur in their pursuit to protect nature and wildlife in Bulgaria.

<https://eurid.eu/en/news/eurid-partners-with-naturefund-and-euronatur-to-protect-the-osogovo-mountain-chain/>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/19/eurid-naturefund-euronatur-protect-osogovo/>

 

FICORA issued a regulation on fi- and ax-domain names

FICORA has issued a regulation on domain names that end with fi or ax and the registration of such names. The regulation enters into force on 5 September 2016 as fi- and ax-domain names switch to the new international registry-registrar model.

<https://domain.fi/info/en/index/tietoa/ajankohtaista/2016/P_9.html>

 

1 in 6 Irish SMEs still have no website, social media account or any online presence

We are delighted to publish our second dot ie Digital Health Index today. In April 2016 we worked with Ignite Research to measure the health of 500 Irish SMEs’ digital presence by analysing the number of digital assets (like websites, apps and social media accounts) owned by them, and their perceived quality.

<https://www.iedr.ie/1-6-irish-smes-still-no-website-social-media-account-online-presence/>

 

nl: Warning: fake invoices from Domeinregistratie Nederland

We are currently getting reports about people receiving fake invoices from an organisation calling itself Domeinregistratie Nederland.

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/waarschuwing-voor-nepfacturen-domeinregistratie-nederland>

 

DNSSEC is Enabled in Saudi Arabia’s Arabic TLD (.السعودية)

As part of SaudiNIC’s activities for enhancing and protecting the national domain name space (.sa and .السعودية), SaudiNIC, on Tuesday 14 Jun 2016, activated DNSSEC for Saudi domain names under the IDN ccTLD (.السعودية). By this Saudi Arabia became the first gulf country that enabled DNSSEC in its domain names space.

<http://www.nic.sa/en/view/news_158>

 

.STORE Makes $1+ Million Until Day 1 (t-shirts.store $25k, stars.store $10k)

Radix announced that their new gTLD .STORE made more than $1 million before close of general availability day 1, earlier this week. This figure includes revenue earned from premium names, sunrise and regural registration fees.

<http://onlinedomain.com/2016/06/17/domain-name-news/store-makes-1-million-day-1/>

 

uk: Nominet launches free IoT solution to help those with sensory and cognitive impairments

Nominet, best-known for managing the .UK internet infrastructure, today announces the availability of free code and instructions for building smart IoT buttons, called ‘Pips’.

<http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-launches-free-iot-solution-help-sensory-cognitive-impairments/>

 

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NEW TLDS

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.sucks terminates Com Laude as “gag order” row escalates

Vox Populi, the .sucks gTLD registry, has terminated the accreditation of brand protection registrar Com Laude as part of an ongoing dispute between the two companies.

<http://domainincite.com/20602-sucks-terminates-com-laude-as-gag-order-row-escalates>

 

Verisign loses .art contract to CentralNic

CentralNic has been awarded the back-end contract for the forthcoming .art gTLD, usurping Verisign from the role.

<http://domainincite.com/20597-verisign-loses-art-contract-to-centralnic>

 

CentralNic grabs another client from Verisign

CentralNic Group plc announced today that it will be the backend registry services provider for the .art TLD.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/17/centralnic-grabs-another-client-verisign/>

 

Weekly Launch Guide June 20, 2016

A summary of upcoming TLD launches is included below.

<https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/weekly-launch-guide-june-2016-copy/>

 

The scramble for .africa: Lawyers in California are denying Africans their own domain

THE ruler-straight lines and strange squiggles of Africa’s borders are a reminder of how the continent was carved up by European powers around a conference table in Berlin at the end of the 19th century—with scant regard for the wishes of its inhabitants. (Several squiggles represent the shifting of a port or mountain into a different country.) Now a virtual version of this scramble for Africa is taking place in a court in California, over ownership of the continent’s internet address, or technically its gTLD.

<http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21700661-lawyers-california-are-denying-africans-their-own-domain-scramble>

 

Contract breach cited as TLD Registry switches from Afilias to Chinese government back-end

The break between TLD Registry and former back-end provider Afilias may be even less amicable than first thought.

<http://domainincite.com/20588-contract-breach-cited-as-tld-registry-switches-from-afilias-to-chinese-government-back-end>

 

TLD Registry moves registry services to China

TLD Registry Ltd is switching its two TLDs’ back-end services from Afilias to Teleinfo Network Technology Co., Ltd.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/tld-registry-moves-registry-services-china/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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The June 2016 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!

A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released. The topics covered in this report are: A RUeful tale – unknown cyberattackers steal 20 gigabytes of data from RUAG, Twitter shuts the door on US intelligence services, iPhone stays locked – Touch ID demands a password after 48 hours & Passwords for e-banking and suchlike? You can soon forget them!

<https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/06/17/the-june-2016-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/>

 

As Russian Hackers Probe, NATO Has No Clear Cyberwar Strategy

In the six months since part of Ukraine’s power grid came crashing down, turned off by highly sophisticated hackers, cyberspace allies of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia have been leaving their mark here in the Baltics and across the sea in Finland and Sweden.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/17/world/europe/nato-russia-cyberwarfare.html>

 

eu: Cyber-Security, Open Data, Interoperability: Towards a truly smart e-administration

This conference will gather representatives from Industry, the European Commission, the European Parliament, Regional authorities, Academia and Civil Society to discuss topics related to cyber-security, open data and interoperability.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/cyber-security-open-data-interoperability-towards-truly-smart-e-administration>

 

NATO Officially Declares Cyberspace A Domain For War

NATO has officially declared cyberspace a warfare domain and said cyberattack on any of its allies will be tackled collectively. This was announced at a meeting by NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, reports Infosecurity.

<http://www.darkreading.com/operations/nato-officially-declares-cyberspace-a-domain-for-war/d/d-id/1325956>

 

38% of Financial Organizations Unable to Distinguish an Attack from Normal Customer Activity

A survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has uncovered that banks and payment organizations are finding it difficult to manage online financial fraud in today’s connected and complex technological landscape.

<http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/business/2016/Thirty-eight-per-cent-of-Financial-Organizations-Unable-to-Distinguish-an-Attack-from-Normal-Customer-Activity>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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se: Pirate Bay Domain Dispute Appealed to Supreme Court

Last month the Swedish Court of Appeal ruled that two of the Pirate Bay's oldest domains will be forfeited to the Swedish state. However, Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij is dissatisfied with the result and has now filed a further appeal. Sweden's Supreme Court must now decide whether to take the case.

<https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domain-dispute-appealed-to-supreme-court-160618/>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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Google and GoDaddy Sign Anti-Piracy Pledge

Google and GoDaddy have promised to do their best to ensure that their advertisements are not promoted on pirate sites. The two prominent tech companies have signed the "anti-piracy pledge" of the Trustworthy Accountability Group, a relatively new group that aims to cut funding to pirate sites.

<https://torrentfreak.com/google-and-godaddy-sign-anti-piracy-pledge-160616/>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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Crims set up fake companies to hoard and sell IPv4 addresses

IPv4 addresses are now so valuable that criminals are setting up shell companies so they can apply for addresses, then resell them to users desperate to grow their networks.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/16/ipv4_hijacking/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Web addresses promoting sex crimes against children must be stopped

Governments and internet bodies must prevent web addresses being registered which openly refer to child sexual abuse, according to the Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland.

<http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/internet-web-addresses-promoting-sex-crimes-against-children-must-be-stopped>

 

How the story of the hidden dot has improved policy making in Europe

The main reason for CENTR’s relocation to Brussels – over a decade ago – was to allow the secretariat to engage more in policy discussions. And we have done so ever since. We’ve presented in the European Parliament, at the Commission and in countless meetings with stakeholders. Often, however, we experienced that an essential requirement for having a proper debate was missing: there was no common level of basic technical knowledge on how the Internet works and the role of the different actors.

<https://centr.org/news/blog/how-the-story-of-the-hidden-dot-has-improved-policy-making-in-europe.html>

 

First RIS Remote Route Collector in Africa Now Available for Peering

The RIPE NCC is pleased to announce that our first Remote Route Collector (RRC) in Africa is now available for peering. The RRC is hosted by NAPAfrica and Workonline Communications at the NAPAfrica Johannesburg Internet Exchange.

<https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/first-remote-route-collector-in-africa-now-available-for-peering>

 

An Update on RIPE NCC Activity in the Middle East

In the RIPE NCC’s second year of operations from the Dubai office, we continued to put a lot of effort into our engagement strategy on a national level by visiting as many Middle Eastern countries as we could. Our aim was to strengthen our relationship with our members and deepen our understanding of the Middle Eastern Internet community’s needs and concerns.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/17/update-ripe-ncc-activity-middle-east/>

 

The 3rd APICB Held in Beijing

On June 13, 2016, the 3rd Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Building Program was held in Beijing at Jingyi Hotel. This program was co-organized by CNNIC, ICANN and APTLD. More than 20 delegates and technology experts of the industry from over ten countries and regions, including Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Sri Lanka, Nepal and South Africa, as well as European Union Delegation to China were invited to attend the program.

<http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201606/t20160614_54168.htm>

 

Sponsors Renew Early for NamesCon: Highlights From Confirmed Participants

We are seven months away from NamesCon 2017, and already our list of sponsors is the largest it’s ever been at this point in the year.

<http://namescon.com/sponsors-renew-early/>

 

Video: Take a look inside a Chinese domain name conference

By all accounts, it sounds like this month’s Global Domain Summit in Hangzhou was a big success. More than 1,000 people attended.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/video-chinese-domain-conference/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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The Challenges of Selling Domains - Part 2

In a previous article I discussed the topic of what a domain is actually worth and suggested that the great majority are actually worthless. So the questions that needs to be asked is why and how can we price domains effectively to maximise their sale potential.

<http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/why-most-domain-investors-are-in-trouble-part-2-1>

 

12,000 New .CLUB Premium Names Available TODAY!

At 10:00 am EST today, June 16, 2016, approximately 12,000 registry reserved .CLUB premium names will be released into the registrar channel via EPP, including some names that have never been offered by the registrar channel before.

<http://nic.club/12000-new-club-premium-names-available-today/>

 

Blockbuster .Com Deal and Year's Biggest ccTLD Transaction Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

On Tuesday (May 31) I told you about the Castello Brothers big sale of Rate.com for $725,000 in a deal brokered by Kate Buckley. Since we don't see a lot of sales reported at that level I expected it would top this week's sales chart and now that all the data is in hand that was indeed the case. In addition to leading our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart Rate.com ranks as the 4th biggest sale reported so far in 2016.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160608.htm>

 

Efty now lets you create your own BrandBucket

Domain name sales platform Efty has released a couple of new themes that let domainers create their own domain store, including a BrandBucket-style theme where you can showcase domain logos.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/efy-lets-create-brandbucket/>

 

Identity Fraud And Domain Names

Illustration of an Identity Thief Hiding Behind a ComputerIn recent times, I’ve written about the scammers that are using legitimate company details of others to purchase expiring domains on the expired auction platform at Netfleet.

<http://www.domainer.com.au/identity-fraud-and-domain-names/>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Australian broadband speeds set to lag world by 2020

Australian web traffic will grow at a rate of 21 per cent a year for the next five years, according to Cisco’s latest annual Virtual Networking Index.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601960/australian-broadband-speeds-set-lag-world-by-2020/>

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What They&rsquo;re Saying: Reaction to NTIA&rsquo;s Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2016/what-they-re-saying-reaction-ntia-s-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2016/what-they-re-saying-reaction-ntia-s-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Transition Proposal from ICANN Fulfils NTIA Requirements<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2016/news/transition-proposal-from-icann-fulfils-ntia-requirements.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2016/news/transition-proposal-from-icann-fulfils-ntia-requirements.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>se: Pirate Bay Domain Dispute Appealed to Supreme Court<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domain-dispute-appealed-to-supreme-court-160618/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domain-dispute-appealed-to-supreme-court-160618/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Web addresses promoting sex crimes against children must be stopped<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/internet-web-addresses-promoting-sex-crimes-against-children-must-be-stopped"><span>http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/internet-web-addresses-promoting-sex-crimes-against-children-must-be-stopped</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What They&rsquo;re Saying: Reaction to NTIA&rsquo;s Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A week ago, NTIA announced that the proposal developed by the Internet multistakeholder community to transition the U.S. Government&rsquo;s stewardship role for the IANA functions met the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2016/what-they-re-saying-reaction-ntia-s-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2016/what-they-re-saying-reaction-ntia-s-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Transition Proposal from ICANN Fulfils NTIA Requirements<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 9 June 2016, the NTIA of the US Department of Commerce took a public position on the IANA Stewardship Transition proposal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2016/news/transition-proposal-from-icann-fulfils-ntia-requirements.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2016/news/transition-proposal-from-icann-fulfils-ntia-requirements.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal passes NTIA criteria<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The IANA Stewardship Transition passes a milestone with the NTIA affirming that the community&rsquo;s proposal meets its criteria.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/13/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-passes-ntia-criteria/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/13/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-passes-ntia-criteria/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IEEE Takes a Lead Role at World Summit on the Information Society Forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IEEE raised its visibility at this year&rsquo;s annual WSIS Forum, held from 2 to 6 May in Geneva. IEEE was a contributing sponsor through its Internet Initiative.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://theinstitute.ieee.org/ieee-roundup/opinions/ieee-roundup/ieee-takes-a-lead-role-at-world-summit-on-the-information-society-forum"><span>http://theinstitute.ieee.org/ieee-roundup/opinions/ieee-roundup/ieee-takes-a-lead-role-at-world-summit-on-the-information-society-forum</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EuroDIG 2016 in Brussels &ndash; Balancing politics, policy and tech<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 9-10 June 2016, the annual Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) was held in Brussels, Belgium. EuroDIG is &ldquo;an open platform for informal and inclusive discussions on public policy issues related to Internet Governance&rdquo;. This year&rsquo;s edition was hosted by EURid, the registry for .eu.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/news/eurodig-2016-in-brussels-balancing-politics-policy-and-tech.html"><span>https://centr.org/news/news/eurodig-2016-in-brussels-balancing-politics-policy-and-tech.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Reflections on Internet Governance and Regulation with Special Consideration of the ICANN by Lu&iacute;s de Lima Pinheiro [Cyberlaw by CIJIC]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Abstract: This article is focused on very general issues of Internet governance and regulation and on the potentialities of the adopted general conceptions with respect to the ICANN evolution. It advocates for an autonomous governance of the Internet, based upon a model of multistakeholder and globalized organizations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2796402"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2796402</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Georgian Script Community Forms Generation Panel for Developing the Root Zone Label Generation Rules</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN is pleased to announce the formation of the Generation Panel to develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules for the Georgian script.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-17-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Three Years into ICANN's Middle East Strategy by Baher Esmat,VP, Stakeholder Engagement - Middle East<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Over three years ago, ICANN stakeholders in the Middle East came together to develop a regional engagement strategy for 2013&ndash;2016. The strategy affirmed the need to foster:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/three-years-into-icann-s-middle-east-strategy"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/three-years-into-icann-s-middle-east-strategy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN looks to introduce new domains, create multilingual internet in India</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN is the address book of the internet. It is working on what it calls the "largest expansion" of DNS in the world, along with the implementation of Internationalised Domain Names, for local language support.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.digit.in/internet/icann-to-introduce-new-domain-names-create-multilingual-internet-in-india-30685.html"><span>http://www.digit.in/internet/icann-to-introduce-new-domain-names-create-multilingual-internet-in-india-30685.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS Belgium launches tool to test EPP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS Belgium launches a tool you can use to send EPP commands to an EPP server. EPP is a protocol for registering and managing domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/dns-belgium-launches-tool-test-epp"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/dns-belgium-launches-tool-test-epp</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Accredits DENIC as Third Party Provider of Registrar Data Escrow<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With Data Escrow, DENIC will soon provide a new service to the DENIC registrars. The Cooperative has successfully passed all the applicable reviews by ICANN and has now been accredited as Third Party Provider for Registrar Data Escrow, in short TPP RDE.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/icann-accredits-denic-as-third-party-provider-of-registrar-data-escrow-tpp-rde/"><span>https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/icann-accredits-denic-as-third-party-provider-of-registrar-data-escrow-tpp-rde/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/19/icann-accredits-denic-third-party-provider-escrow/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/19/icann-accredits-denic-third-party-provider-escrow/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dominican Republic to celebrate 25 years of .do<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Dominican Republic will be marking the 25th anniversary of its .do TLD from August 22-25, as part of a four-day event called Internet Week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/technology/2016/6/18/59678/Dominican-Republic-to-celebrate-25-years-of-do"><span>http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/technology/2016/6/18/59678/Dominican-Republic-to-celebrate-25-years-of-do</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EURid partners with Naturefund and EuroNatur to protect the Osogovo Mountain chain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EURid is pleased to announce that it will be joining Naturefund and EuroNatur in their pursuit to protect nature and wildlife in Bulgaria.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://eurid.eu/en/news/eurid-partners-with-naturefund-and-euronatur-to-protect-the-osogovo-mountain-chain/"><span>https://eurid.eu/en/news/eurid-partners-with-naturefund-and-euronatur-to-protect-the-osogovo-mountain-chain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/19/eurid-naturefund-euronatur-protect-osogovo/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/19/eurid-naturefund-euronatur-protect-osogovo/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>FICORA issued a regulation on fi- and ax-domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>FICORA has issued a regulation on domain names that end with fi or ax and the registration of such names. The regulation enters into force on 5 September 2016 as fi- and ax-domain names switch to the new international registry-registrar model.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://domain.fi/info/en/index/tietoa/ajankohtaista/2016/P_9.html"><span>https://domain.fi/info/en/index/tietoa/ajankohtaista/2016/P_9.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>1 in 6 Irish SMEs still have no website, social media account or any online presence<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We are delighted to publish our second dot ie Digital Health Index today. In April 2016 we worked with Ignite Research to measure the health of 500 Irish SMEs&rsquo; digital presence by analysing the number of digital assets (like websites, apps and social media accounts) owned by them, and their perceived quality.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iedr.ie/1-6-irish-smes-still-no-website-social-media-account-online-presence/"><span>https://www.iedr.ie/1-6-irish-smes-still-no-website-social-media-account-online-presence/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nl: Warning: fake invoices from Domeinregistratie Nederland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We are currently getting reports about people receiving fake invoices from an organisation calling itself Domeinregistratie Nederland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/waarschuwing-voor-nepfacturen-domeinregistratie-nederland"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/waarschuwing-voor-nepfacturen-domeinregistratie-nederland</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNSSEC is Enabled in Saudi Arabia&rsquo;s Arabic TLD (.</span><span lang="AR-SA" dir="RTL">&#1575;&#1604;&#1587;&#1593;&#1608;&#1583;&#1610;&#1577;</span><span dir="LTR"></span><span><span dir="LTR"></span>)</span><span lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">As part of SaudiNIC&rsquo;s activities for enhancing and protecting the national domain name space (.sa and .</span><span lang="AR-SA" dir="RTL">&#1575;&#1604;&#1587;&#1593;&#1608;&#1583;&#1610;&#1577;</span><span dir="LTR"></span><span><span dir="LTR"></span>), </span><span lang="EN-US">SaudiNIC, on Tuesday 14 Jun 2016, activated DNSSEC for Saudi domain names under the IDN ccTLD (.</span><span lang="AR-SA" dir="RTL">&#1575;&#1604;&#1587;&#1593;&#1608;&#1583;&#1610;&#1577;</span><span dir="LTR"></span><span><span dir="LTR"></span>). </span><span lang="EN-US">By this Saudi Arabia became the first gulf country that enabled DNSSEC in its domain names space.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="http://www.nic.sa/en/view/news_158"><span>http://www.nic.sa/en/view/news_158</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.STORE Makes $1+ Million Until Day 1 (t-shirts.store $25k, stars.store $10k)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Radix announced that their new gTLD .STORE made more than $1 million before close of general availability day 1, earlier this week. This figure includes revenue earned from premium names, sunrise and regural registration fees.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://onlinedomain.com/2016/06/17/domain-name-news/store-makes-1-million-day-1/"><span>http://onlinedomain.com/2016/06/17/domain-name-news/store-makes-1-million-day-1/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>uk: Nominet launches free IoT solution to help those with sensory and cognitive impairments</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet, best-known for managing the .UK internet infrastructure, today announces the availability of free code and instructions for building smart IoT buttons, called &lsquo;Pips&rsquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-launches-free-iot-solution-help-sensory-cognitive-impairments/"><span>http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-launches-free-iot-solution-help-sensory-cognitive-impairments/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.sucks terminates Com Laude as &ldquo;gag order&rdquo; row escalates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Vox Populi, the .sucks gTLD registry, has terminated the accreditation of brand protection registrar Com Laude as part of an ongoing dispute between the two companies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20602-sucks-terminates-com-laude-as-gag-order-row-escalates"><span>http://domainincite.com/20602-sucks-terminates-com-laude-as-gag-order-row-escalates</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Verisign loses .art contract to CentralNic<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CentralNic has been awarded the back-end contract for the forthcoming .art gTLD, usurping Verisign from the role.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20597-verisign-loses-art-contract-to-centralnic"><span>http://domainincite.com/20597-verisign-loses-art-contract-to-centralnic</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CentralNic grabs another client from Verisign<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CentralNic Group plc announced today that it will be the backend registry services provider for the .art TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/17/centralnic-grabs-another-client-verisign/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/17/centralnic-grabs-another-client-verisign/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Weekly Launch Guide June 20, 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A summary of upcoming TLD launches is included below.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/weekly-launch-guide-june-2016-copy/"><span>https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/weekly-launch-guide-june-2016-copy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The scramble for .africa: Lawyers in California are denying Africans their own domain</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>THE ruler-straight lines and strange squiggles of Africa&rsquo;s borders are a reminder of how the continent was carved up by European powers around a conference table in Berlin at the end of the 19th century&mdash;with scant regard for the wishes of its inhabitants. (Several squiggles represent the shifting of a port or mountain into a different country.) Now a virtual version of this scramble for Africa is taking place in a court in California, over ownership of the continent&rsquo;s internet address, or technically its gTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21700661-lawyers-california-are-denying-africans-their-own-domain-scramble"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21700661-lawyers-california-are-denying-africans-their-own-domain-scramble</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Contract breach cited as TLD Registry switches from Afilias to Chinese government back-end<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The break between TLD Registry and former back-end provider Afilias may be even less amicable than first thought.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20588-contract-breach-cited-as-tld-registry-switches-from-afilias-to-chinese-government-back-end"><span>http://domainincite.com/20588-contract-breach-cited-as-tld-registry-switches-from-afilias-to-chinese-government-back-end</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TLD Registry moves registry services to China<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TLD Registry Ltd is switching its two TLDs&rsquo; back-end services from Afilias to Teleinfo Network Technology Co., Ltd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/tld-registry-moves-registry-services-china/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/tld-registry-moves-registry-services-china/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The June 2016 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released. The topics covered in this report are: A RUeful tale &ndash; unknown cyberattackers steal 20 gigabytes of data from RUAG, Twitter shuts the door on US intelligence services, iPhone stays locked &ndash; Touch ID demands a password after 48 hours &amp; Passwords for e-banking and suchlike? You can soon forget them!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/06/17/the-june-2016-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/"><span>https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/06/17/the-june-2016-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As Russian Hackers Probe, NATO Has No Clear Cyberwar Strategy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the six months since part of Ukraine&rsquo;s power grid came crashing down, turned off by highly sophisticated hackers, cyberspace allies of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia have been leaving their mark here in the Baltics and across the sea in Finland and Sweden.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/17/world/europe/nato-russia-cyberwarfare.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/17/world/europe/nato-russia-cyberwarfare.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>eu: Cyber-Security, Open Data, Interoperability: Towards a truly smart e-administration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This conference will gather representatives from Industry, the European Commission, the European Parliament, Regional authorities, Academia and Civil Society to discuss topics related to cyber-security, open data and interoperability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/cyber-security-open-data-interoperability-towards-truly-smart-e-administration"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/cyber-security-open-data-interoperability-towards-truly-smart-e-administration</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NATO Officially Declares Cyberspace A Domain For War<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NATO has officially declared cyberspace a warfare domain and said cyberattack on any of its allies will be tackled collectively. This was announced at a meeting by NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, reports Infosecurity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/operations/nato-officially-declares-cyberspace-a-domain-for-war/d/d-id/1325956"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/operations/nato-officially-declares-cyberspace-a-domain-for-war/d/d-id/1325956</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>38% of Financial Organizations Unable to Distinguish an Attack from Normal Customer Activity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has uncovered that banks and payment organizations are finding it difficult to manage online financial fraud in today&rsquo;s connected and complex technological landscape.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/business/2016/Thirty-eight-per-cent-of-Financial-Organizations-Unable-to-Distinguish-an-Attack-from-Normal-Customer-Activity"><span>http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/business/2016/Thirty-eight-per-cent-of-Financial-Organizations-Unable-to-Distinguish-an-Attack-from-Normal-Customer-Activity</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>se: Pirate Bay Domain Dispute Appealed to Supreme Court<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Last month the Swedish Court of Appeal ruled that two of the Pirate Bay's oldest domains will be forfeited to the Swedish state. However, Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij is dissatisfied with the result and has now filed a further appeal. Sweden's Supreme Court must now decide whether to take the case.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domain-dispute-appealed-to-supreme-court-160618/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domain-dispute-appealed-to-supreme-court-160618/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Google and GoDaddy Sign Anti-Piracy Pledge<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Google and GoDaddy have promised to do their best to ensure that their advertisements are not promoted on pirate sites. The two prominent tech companies have signed the "anti-piracy pledge" of the Trustworthy Accountability Group, a relatively new group that aims to cut funding to pirate sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/google-and-godaddy-sign-anti-piracy-pledge-160616/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/google-and-godaddy-sign-anti-piracy-pledge-160616/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Crims set up fake companies to hoard and sell IPv4 addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4 addresses are now so valuable that criminals are setting up shell companies so they can apply for addresses, then resell them to users desperate to grow their networks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/16/ipv4_hijacking/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/16/ipv4_hijacking/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Web addresses promoting sex crimes against children must be stopped<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Governments and internet bodies must prevent web addresses being registered which openly refer to child sexual abuse, according to the Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Thorbj&oslash;rn Jagland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/internet-web-addresses-promoting-sex-crimes-against-children-must-be-stopped"><span>http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/internet-web-addresses-promoting-sex-crimes-against-children-must-be-stopped</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How the story of the hidden dot has improved policy making in Europe<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The main reason for CENTR&rsquo;s relocation to Brussels &ndash; over a decade ago &ndash; was to allow the secretariat to engage more in policy discussions. And we have done so ever since. We&rsquo;ve presented in the European Parliament, at the Commission and in countless meetings with stakeholders. Often, however, we experienced that an essential requirement for having a proper debate was missing: there was no common level of basic technical knowledge on how the Internet works and the role of the different actors.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/blog/how-the-story-of-the-hidden-dot-has-improved-policy-making-in-europe.html"><span>https://centr.org/news/blog/how-the-story-of-the-hidden-dot-has-improved-policy-making-in-europe.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>First RIS Remote Route Collector in Africa Now Available for Peering<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The RIPE NCC is pleased to announce that our first Remote Route Collector (RRC) in Africa is now available for peering. The RRC is hosted by NAPAfrica and Workonline Communications at the NAPAfrica Johannesburg Internet Exchange.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/first-remote-route-collector-in-africa-now-available-for-peering"><span>https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/first-remote-route-collector-in-africa-now-available-for-peering</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>An Update on RIPE NCC Activity in the Middle East<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the RIPE NCC&rsquo;s second year of operations from the Dubai office, we continued to put a lot of effort into our engagement strategy on a national level by visiting as many Middle Eastern countries as we could. Our aim was to strengthen our relationship with our members and deepen our understanding of the Middle Eastern Internet community&rsquo;s needs and concerns.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/17/update-ripe-ncc-activity-middle-east/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/17/update-ripe-ncc-activity-middle-east/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 3rd APICB Held in Beijing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On June 13, 2016, the 3rd Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Building Program was held in Beijing at Jingyi Hotel. This program was co-organized by CNNIC, ICANN and APTLD. More than 20 delegates and technology experts of the industry from over ten countries and regions, including Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Sri Lanka, Nepal and South Africa, as well as European Union Delegation to China were invited to attend the program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201606/t20160614_54168.htm"><span>http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201606/t20160614_54168.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sponsors Renew Early for NamesCon: Highlights From Confirmed Participants<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We are seven months away from NamesCon 2017, and already our list of sponsors is the largest it&rsquo;s ever been at this point in the year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://namescon.com/sponsors-renew-early/"><span>http://namescon.com/sponsors-renew-early/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Video: Take a look inside a Chinese domain name conference<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>By all accounts, it sounds like this month&rsquo;s Global Domain Summit in Hangzhou was a big success. More than 1,000 people attended.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/video-chinese-domain-conference/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/video-chinese-domain-conference/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Challenges of Selling Domains - Part 2<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In a previous article I discussed the topic of what a domain is actually worth and suggested that the great majority are actually worthless. So the questions that needs to be asked is why and how can we price domains effectively to maximise their sale potential.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/why-most-domain-investors-are-in-trouble-part-2-1"><span>http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/why-most-domain-investors-are-in-trouble-part-2-1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>12,000 New .CLUB Premium Names Available TODAY!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>At 10:00 am EST today, June 16, 2016, approximately 12,000 registry reserved .CLUB premium names will be released into the registrar channel via EPP, including some names that have never been offered by the registrar channel before.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://nic.club/12000-new-club-premium-names-available-today/"><span>http://nic.club/12000-new-club-premium-names-available-today/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Blockbuster .Com Deal and Year's Biggest ccTLD Transaction Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On Tuesday (May 31) I told you about the Castello Brothers big sale of Rate.com for $725,000 in a deal brokered by Kate Buckley. Since we don't see a lot of sales reported at that level I expected it would top this week's sales chart and now that all the data is in hand that was indeed the case. In addition to leading our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart Rate.com ranks as the 4th biggest sale reported so far in 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160608.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160608.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Efty now lets you create your own BrandBucket<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain name sales platform Efty has released a couple of new themes that let domainers create their own domain store, including a BrandBucket-style theme where you can showcase domain logos.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/efy-lets-create-brandbucket/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/efy-lets-create-brandbucket/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Identity Fraud And Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Illustration of an Identity Thief Hiding Behind a ComputerIn recent times, I&rsquo;ve written about the scammers that are using legitimate company details of others to purchase expiring domains on the expired auction platform at Netfleet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainer.com.au/identity-fraud-and-domain-names/"><span>http://www.domainer.com.au/identity-fraud-and-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian broadband speeds set to lag world by 2020<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian web traffic will grow at a rate of 21 per cent a year for the next five years, according to Cisco&rsquo;s latest annual Virtual Networking Index.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601960/australian-broadband-speeds-set-lag-world-by-2020/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601960/australian-broadband-speeds-set-lag-world-by-2020/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></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"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
</div></div>
David Goldstein | 14 Jun 04:36 2016

future of the Domain News survey

Hi all,

 

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a survey on the Domain News I provide to the DNS list, and so to the Australian domain name industry, which is paid for by auDA.

 

AuDA is currently reviewing whether to continue its support of the domain news after over 13 years and is seeking views to see if it’s still valued by the community. If there is not enough support, the Domain News will end on 30 June.

 

To complete the survey go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/auDADomainNameNewsSatisfactionSurvey

 

The earlier link I posted was a not completed and authorised version of the survey. So if you completed the survey then could you spend a couple of minutes by completing it again to give auDA your views.

 

Cheers

David

 

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David Goldstein

 

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

web: http://goldsteinreport.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport

phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home

 

<div><div class="WordSection1">
<p class="MsoNormal">Hi all,<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">A couple of weeks ago I posted about a survey on the Domain News I provide to the DNS list, and so to the Australian domain name industry, which is paid for by auDA.<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">AuDA is currently reviewing whether to continue its support of the domain news after over 13 years and is seeking views to see if it&rsquo;s still valued by the community. If there is not enough support, the Domain News will end on 30 June.<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">To complete the survey go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/auDADomainNameNewsSatisfactionSurvey<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The earlier link I posted was a not completed and authorised version of the survey. So if you completed the survey then could you spend a couple of minutes by completing it again to give auDA your views.<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Cheers<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">David<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
</div></div>
David Goldstein | 13 Jun 06:51 2016

auDA domain news - 13 June

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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The IANA Transition by Vinton G. Cerf

<http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/5/201609-the-iana-transition/fulltext>

 

Another Milestone Towards the IANA Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/another-milestone-towards-the-iana-stewardship-transition>

 

NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization>

 

Battle lines drawn as bill introduced to scupper ICANN’s IANA transition plan

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d9183334-af38-41ed-92e5-c0b6bec1d258>

 

NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization>

 

Australian ccTLD Registry Advertises CEO Job

<http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/australian-cctld-registry-advertises-ceo-job/>

 

How To Choose The Right Domain Name

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/11/choose-right-domain-name/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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US Takes Key Step in Ceding Control of Internet Addresses [AP]

The U.S. government is taking a key step in relinquishing control of the internet's addressing system, fulfilling a promise made in the 1990s.

<http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/06/09/technology/ap-us-tec-internet-control.html>

 

US govt OKs handover of internet's control panel to ICANN

The US government has formally approved a plan to transition control of the internet's administrative tasks to the private sector.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/09/us_government_green_lights_transition_of_internet_to_private_sector/>

 

NTIA, ICANN Tick Another Box On Way To IANA Transition

The United States Commerce Department NTIA announced today it found the proposal developed by the global internet multistakeholder community to fully privatise oversight over the central root zone of the internet DNS satisfactory.

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/09/ntia-icann-tick-another-box-on-way-to-iana-transition/>

 

NTIA gives nod to IANA transition

The US NTIA has formally thrown its weight behind the community-led proposal that would remove the US government, itself in effect, from DNS root oversight.

<http://domainincite.com/20564-ntia-gives-nod-to-iana-transition>

 

The IANA Transition by Vinton G. Cerf

This month I would like to explore the notable proposal sent in March 2016 by the ICANN to the U.S. Department of Commerce, NTIA to end the long-standing contractual relationship between ICANN and NTIA for the conduct of the IANA functions.

<http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/5/201609-the-iana-transition/fulltext>

 

Another Milestone Towards the IANA Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker

On March 14, 2014, 818 days ago, the U.S. NTIA asked ICANN to convene the global Internet community to develop proposals to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions to the multistakeholder community. It also called for enhancements to ICANN’s accountability mechanisms.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/another-milestone-towards-the-iana-stewardship-transition>

 

NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization

The U.S. Commerce Department’s NTIA announced today that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government’s stewardship role for the Internet DNS technical functions, known as the IANA functions.

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization>

 

Important Milestone in IANA Stewardship Transition: NTIA Says Proposal Meets Criteria by Kathy Brown

Today, the global Internet community reached an important milestone. The US Department of Commerce NTIA announced that the community-developed proposal to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions meets the criteria it set out in March 2014.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160609_important_milestone_reached_in_iana_stewardship_transition/>

 

Editorial: To keep the Internet free of governmental control, Washington needs to cut its ties

The Obama administration moved one step closer Thursday to giving up the last vestige of U.S. control over the Internet. It’s not a big step in practical terms, but symbolically it’s a big deal.

<http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-internet-control-20160610-snap-story.html>

 

NTIA Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal

Today the US Department of Commerce NTIA announced that the Internet community’s proposal to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions meets the criteria it set out for the process.

<https://www.ietf.org/blog/2016/06/ntia-assessment-of-the-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal/>

 

Leading Technology Coalitions Support IANA Transition

Today, June 9th 2016, the Internet Association, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) issued the following statement on the NTIA report on the ICANN transition proposals:

<https://www.i2coalition.com/leading-technology-coalitions-support-iana-transition/>

 

ICC meets new ICANN CEO and applauds US Commerce Department approval of IANA transition plan

On the sidelines of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Brussels today, ICC BASIS Director and Senior Policy Executive for Digital Economy Elizabeth Thomas-Raynaud met with ICANN Chief Executive Officer Goran Marby, as he starts his third week of a five-year appointment.

<http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2016/ICC-meets-new-ICANN-CEO-and-applauds-US-Commerce-Department-approval-of-IANA-transition-plan/>

 

Transfer by US of Internet oversight could face new hurdles [IDG]

U.S. plans to transfer the oversight of key technical Internet functions to an international multi-stakeholder model have run into hurdles, with two bills introduced on Wednesday that would require the government to first take the approval of Congress for the transition.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601393/transfer-by-us-internet-oversight-could-face-new-hurdles/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601393/transfer-by-us-internet-oversight-could-face-new-hurdles/>

 

Battle lines drawn as bill introduced to scupper ICANN’s IANA transition plan

While the IANA transition is something that many IP counsel have not been intrinsically involved in, 2016 INTA president Ronald van Tuijl has characterised the development as something “that trademark owners cannot ignore”. For those following closely, it has been a potentially significant week – while the Commerce Department has given ICANN’s proposals a favourable assessment, a bill has been introduced that could halt the handover in its tracks.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d9183334-af38-41ed-92e5-c0b6bec1d258>

 

The Battle Over Obama’s Internet Surrender

It’s make or break for the internet as we know it. Unless Congress acts this summer, the Obama administration will end U.S. protection of the internet, handing authoritarian regimes the power they have long sought to censor the web globally, including in the U.S.

<http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-battle-over-obamas-internet-surrender-1465770111>

 

NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization

The U.S. Commerce Department’s NTIA announced today that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government’s stewardship role for the Internet DNS technical functions, known as the IANA functions.

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization>

 

Fact Sheet on NTIA’s Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal

The U.S. Commerce Department’s NTIA finds that the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA set in March 2014.

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/fact-sheet-ntias-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal>

 

Q and A on IANA Stewardship Transition

WHAT IS THE IANA STEWARDSHIP TRANSITION? The IANA stewardship transition represents the final step in the U.S. government’s long-standing commitment to privatize the Internet’s domain name system. For the last 18 years, the United States has been working with the global Internet multistakeholder community to establish a stable and secure multistakeholder model of Intent governance that ensures that the private sector, not governments, takes the lead in setting the future direction of the Internet’s DNS.

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/q-and-iana-stewardship-transition>

 

IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Assessment Report

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-assessment-report>

 

EuroDIG 2016: Multi-Stakeholder Soul-Searching

Some 800 registered participants gathered for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Brussels today to talk about internet privacy, security and access. Besides the topical issues, the opening sessions speakers came back time and again to the discrepancy of theory and practice of the much-belaboured “multi-stakeholder principle.”

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/09/eurodig-2016-multi-stakeholder-soul-searching/>

 

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ICANN

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Draft Root Zone Evolution Review Committee Charter

Purpose: As part of the IANA stewardship transition implementation planning efforts, ICANN is seeking community input on the Draft Root Zone Evolution Review Committee Charter developed to reflect the recommendations contained in the proposals by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group provided to the ICANN Board and transmitted to NTIA on 10 March 2016.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-rzerc-charter-2016-06-10-en>

 

Call for Expressions of Interest for 2017 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

ICANN EXTENDS TIME TO SUBMIT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST THROUGH 30 JUNE 2016.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-10-en>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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Australian ccTLD Registry Advertises CEO Job

Back in March of this year auDA announced that they weren’t renewing their then CEO’s contract. So after over 15 years in the role Chris Disspain was leaving the organisation. Obviously his position could not be left vacant indefinitely, so it’s little surprise that they recently published a job advertisement.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/australian-cctld-registry-advertises-ceo-job/>

 

.Club to release more names through registrars

.Club is getting ready to release more premium names through the registrar channel, making it easier for customers to register the domain names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/09/club-release-names-registrars/>

 

New Zealand’s ccTLD Proposes Flawed Whois Policy Change

In common with several other ccTLDs, the .nz ccTLD is split into two bodies. While the registry operator is NZRS, the policies are managed by a different entity The Domain Name Commission.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/new-zealands-cctld-proposes-flawed-whois-policy-change/>

 

gTLD .TATAR: cultural-linguistic or geographical domain?

The second RIF.Innopolis Russian Internet Forum opened in the Republic of Tatarstan on June 9. This large annual forum on the development of the Internet industry and technology is focused on building the new digital economy.

<https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=10218>

 

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NEW TLDS

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The 5 key Benefits of a Branded TLD- According to the Brands Themselves by Guillaume Pahud

In early 2012, in order to promote Choice, Competition and Innovation, ICANN opened its doors to allow organizations to apply for new TLD. In spite of a complex and costly application process, ICANN received a very large number of applications: In total, 1,930 applications were received, of which 675 were brands applying for a closed new gTLD, a dot brand.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160609_5_key_benefits_of_branded_tlds_according_brands/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Cisco’s Visual Networking Index and the DDoS Challenge

Many of you are probably already familiar with Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) initiative. If you are not familiar with the VNI, it is a great resource and highly recommended. Recently, Arbor Networks was invited to collaborate on their latest white paper, The Zettabyte Era: Trends and Analysis.

<https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/ciscos-visual-networking-index-and-the-ddos-challenge/>

 

IETF Proposal Details Using Cookies as Anti-DDoS Protection in DNS Protocol

A proposal submitted to the IETF details DNS Cookies, an extra security layer to the DNS protocol.

<http://news.softpedia.com/news/ietf-proposal-details-using-cookies-as-anti-ddos-protection-in-dns-protocol-505109.shtml>

 

A Russian Cybersleuth Battles the ‘Dark Ages’ of the Internet

A sense of menace stirs right off the elevator on the fifth floor of Kaspersky Lab’s Moscow headquarters, where a small television screen displays cyberthreats occurring in real time around the world — a blinking, spinning, color-coded globe brimming with suspicious emails, malware and evil botnets that could be infecting a computer near you.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/world/europe/kaspersky-lab-russia-cybercrime-internet.html>

 

High-Tech Bridge releases web security trends of the first half of 2016

For Infosecurity Europe 2016, High-Tech Bridge has released a comprehensive overview of trends across all major fields of web security. The trends include all types of security and privacy issues, from web application vulnerabilities to HTTPS traffic encryption and PCI DSS compliance.

<https://www.htbridge.com/news/web-security-trends-of-the-first-half-of-2016.html>

 

Giving Up on Cybersecurity by Kristen Eichensehr [UCLA L. Rev. Disc.]

Abstract: Recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase in digital information and connected devices, but constant revelations about hacks make painfully clear that security has not kept pace. Societies today network first, and ask questions later.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2790630>

 

Singapore PM says "sophisticated" cyber attacks prompt internet shutdown on government computers

Singapore is to cut off internet access for government employees' work computers to protect government data after some "very sophisticated" cyber attacks, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was quoted as saying on Thursday.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-internet-idUKKCN0YV1V6>

<http://in.reuters.com/article/singapore-internet-idINKCN0YV1X2>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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RIAA Demands Takedown Of ThePirateBay.org, EasyDNS Refuses

Following the The Pirate Bay's return to its original .org domain, the RIAA has demanded that the popular search engine be once again taken down, a request complicated by the fact that there doesn't seem to be much legal precedent to do so.

<http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2016/06/riaa-demands-takedown-of-thepiratebayorg-but-easydns-refuses-over-lack-of-due-process-draft.html>

 

Industrial control systems vendors get careless about domain squatting [IDG]

Many companies protect their brands by registering domain names that are slight variations on their own, but manufacturers of industrial control systems don't seem to have followed suit, potentially leaving customers open to attack. Researchers from security consultancy Digital Bond have found 433 so-called "squat" domains whose names are similar to those of 11 industrial manufacturers, and which have been registered by unknown third parties. Some of the domains have been hosting scams, malicious redirects and malware.

<http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/601515/industrial-control-systems-vendors-get-careless-about-domain-squatting/>

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/3082563/industrial-control-systems-vendors-get-careless-about-domain-squatting.html>

 

Best practices for fighting counterfeiters online

Counterfeiting is a growing, global problem that affects all industries — from electronics and technology, to luxury fashion goods and low margin consumer goods. The scale of the problem is apparent in both the demand for such goods and the volumes in which they are being produced. China, for example, is the source of approximately $1.2 billion of the $1.7 billion in counterfeit goods confiscated by U.S. law enforcement agencies in 2013.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/best-practices-fighting-counterfeiters-online/>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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Rocket Internet CEO pledges growth and profits

Rocket Internet sought to reassure shareholders on Thursday that the German ecommerce investor is still on track after its shares were battered by concerns about the mounting losses and sinking valuations of its start-ups.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/rocket-internet-agm-idINKCN0YV0VF>

 

Namecheap Introduces 100 Percent Uptime Service

Most of us know what the Internet and a website are, but delve a little deeper into the technical aspects of the technology and it becomes the realm of experts. That is where domain name registrars and hosting companies come in to simplify some of the different aspects of getting a website.

<http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/06/premium-dns-namecheap.html>

 

60 day domain transfer locks might be coming to more registrars

One of the most common complaints I hear about GoDaddy is its 60-day transfer lock. If you change certain contact information associated with your domain name, the company will lock the domain from transfer to another registrar for 60 days.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/09/60-day-domain-transfer-locks-might-coming-registrars/>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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IPv4 Recovered Pool waiting list now activated

In May 2014, APNIC received a /11 of IPv4 address space from IANA following the commencement of the IANA Recovered Pool Policy. Since then, several more (smaller) distributions from IANA to APNIC have occurred under the policy, and the addresses have gone into APNIC’s IPv4 Recovered Pool.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/09/ipv4-recovered-pool-waiting-list-now-activated/>

 

Let’s talk about IPv6 DNS64 & DNSSEC

While some people still cannot see any reason to deploy IPv6 – ignoring IPv6 adoption of 10% – others have gone as far as deploying IPv6-only networks, removing all dependencies on IPv4 address space in their networks. How can they do this? How can IPv6-only hosts access IPv4-only parts of the Internet?

<http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/09/lets-talk-ipv6-dns64-dnssec/>

 

IPv6 and Adventures in Podcastland

6 June 2016 marked the fourth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, and looking back we have made pretty significant progress since then, with Google reporting that the percentage of users that access Google over IPv6 is now up to 12%. To commemorate the occasion, Dan York, of the Internet Society, invited me to join him on the For Immediate Release Podcast where he was serving as guest host. This provided an excellent opportunity to talk a little bit about why communications professionals should care about IPv6 and to direct anyone interested in learning more to our Get6 campaign.

<http://teamarin.net/2016/06/09/ipv6-and-adventures-in-podcastland/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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How To Choose The Right Domain Name

In the last three years, almost 1,000 gTLDs have become available for registration. This exponential increase from the previous 22 options like .com, .net, and .org. has created a historic change in the way people navigate the web.

<http://www.wired.com/brandlab/2016/06/how-to-choose-the-right-domain-name/>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/11/choose-right-domain-name/>

 

How Content, SEO and Social Media Make Your Life Easier

Blam! A lot of conversations these days go something like this: “Let’s focus on content marketing. Amazingly high-value and high-quality content is clearly what’s Google’s looking for (all those online articles I read say so), so why sweat traditional SEO and social media as much as we used to?”

<http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/06/08/make-your-life-easier/>

 

Is Domain Name Classification a Property Right or a Contractual Right? The Circuit Split and a Clear Path Forward by Nicholas Foss Barbantonis [Wake Forest Law Review Common Law]

Abstract: This article breaks new ground in applying classical trademark and property law to cutting-edge questions in cyberlaw. It offers a theoretical approach to determine whether re-registration of domain names constitute “registration” under the Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act (ACPA). The article is based on the Eleventh Circuit’s recent decision in Jysk Bed’N Linen Inc. v. Dutta-Roy, which rejects the Ninth Circuit's decision in GoPets v. Hise. The Eleventh Circuit held that re-registration of domain names indeed constitute registration under the ACPA.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2792652>

 

Long-Term IETF Evolution

In the midst of a day’s discussion about particular issue that troubles us with technology or something else, it can be difficult to focus on topics that have a longer timescale. As you probably remember, I had asked a design team to write a draft about various trends around us that affect the IETF.

<https://www.ietf.org/blog/2016/06/long-term-ietf-evolution/>

 

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Building Program to Open

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Building Program co-organized by CNNIC, ICANN and APTLD will be held in Beijing from June 13 to 17, 2016.

<http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201606/t20160608_54118.htm>

 

Centralnic Win BRS Media Contract

BRS Media announced to registrars earlier this week that they had chosen Centralnic to run registry backend services for their extensions. BRS Media run the .fm domain name registry, as well as offering a form of proxy registrar for .am.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/10/centralnic-win-brs-media-contract/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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MILLION-DOLLAR URLS: The most expensive domain names of all time

We scoured domain name resource DN Journal and put together a list of documented million-dollar, domain-only ".com" sales. Some have been squatted on for 20 years and have only recently traded hands. Unsurprisingly, sex- and gambling-related domains are some of the biggest money makers.

<http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technology/million-dollar-urls-the-most-expensive-domain-names-of-all-time/ar-BBspYA9>

 

Three of Week's Top Five Sales Are 3-Letter .Coms - ccTLDs Claim 8 Chart Entries

The perennial popularity of 3-letter .coms continues unabated. While the top spot on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to Acure.com at $65,000, three of the next four spots went to 3-letter .coms.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160601.htm>

 

Ganja.club and Opera.club Lead May .CLUB Premium Name Sales, New Premium Names Released To Registrar Channel And An Auction on West.CN In China

May .CLUB premium name sales were led by 6 direct sales made by the Registry out of a total of 38 names sold for the month. There were no auctions during the month of May.

<http://nic.club/ganja-club-and-opera-club-lead-may-club-premium-name-sales-new-premium-names-released-to-registrar-channel-and-an-auction-on-west-cn-in-china/>

 

How Much Are Your Domains Really Worth? Part 1

Over the last few years there has been a rush of capital into the domain industry from two major sources, Chinese investors and speculators. I have written quite a lot on the Chinese investors but have largely ignored the speculators.

<http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/how-much-are-your-domains-really-worth-part-1>

 

How Will a Chinese Economic Hard Landing Impact Domain Investors?

I’ve taken a great deal of interest in the Chinese economy of late and I’ve written a number of articles that outline how everything is not so good in the dragon nation. Debt continues to skyrocket, GDP is levelling off and there appears to be stockpiles of commodities that are unused. So how is this all going to impact domain investors?

<http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/how-will-a-chinese-economic-hard-landing-impact-domain-investors>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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au: Election 2016: Labor's NBN policy promises 2 million upgraded connections, embraces 'Operation Clusterf***' cable option

The Coalition and the Federal Opposition have traded blows over the National Broadband Network after Labor outlined how it would overhaul the rollout plans if elected next month.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-13/labor's-nbn-policy-promises-extra-connections/7504002>

 

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David Goldstein

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The IANA Transition by Vinton G. Cerf</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/5/201609-the-iana-transition/fulltext"><span>http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/5/201609-the-iana-transition/fulltext</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Another Milestone Towards the IANA Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/another-milestone-towards-the-iana-stewardship-transition"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/another-milestone-towards-the-iana-stewardship-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Battle lines drawn as bill introduced to scupper ICANN&rsquo;s IANA transition plan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d9183334-af38-41ed-92e5-c0b6bec1d258"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d9183334-af38-41ed-92e5-c0b6bec1d258</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian ccTLD Registry Advertises CEO Job<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/australian-cctld-registry-advertises-ceo-job/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/australian-cctld-registry-advertises-ceo-job/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How To Choose The Right Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/11/choose-right-domain-name/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/11/choose-right-domain-name/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>US Takes Key Step in Ceding Control of Internet Addresses [AP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. government is taking a key step in relinquishing control of the internet's addressing system, fulfilling a promise made in the 1990s.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/06/09/technology/ap-us-tec-internet-control.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/06/09/technology/ap-us-tec-internet-control.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>US govt OKs handover of internet's control panel to ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The US government has formally approved a plan to transition control of the internet's administrative tasks to the private sector.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/09/us_government_green_lights_transition_of_internet_to_private_sector/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/09/us_government_green_lights_transition_of_internet_to_private_sector/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA, ICANN Tick Another Box On Way To IANA Transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The United States Commerce Department NTIA announced today it found the proposal developed by the global internet multistakeholder community to fully privatise oversight over the central root zone of the internet DNS satisfactory.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/09/ntia-icann-tick-another-box-on-way-to-iana-transition/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/09/ntia-icann-tick-another-box-on-way-to-iana-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA gives nod to IANA transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The US NTIA has formally thrown its weight behind the community-led proposal that would remove the US government, itself in effect, from DNS root oversight.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20564-ntia-gives-nod-to-iana-transition"><span>http://domainincite.com/20564-ntia-gives-nod-to-iana-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The IANA Transition by Vinton G. Cerf</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This month I would like to explore the notable proposal sent in March 2016 by the ICANN to the U.S. Department of Commerce, NTIA to end the long-standing contractual relationship between ICANN and NTIA for the conduct of the IANA functions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/5/201609-the-iana-transition/fulltext"><span>http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/5/201609-the-iana-transition/fulltext</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Another Milestone Towards the IANA Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On March 14, 2014, 818 days ago, the U.S. NTIA asked ICANN to convene the global Internet community to develop proposals to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions to the multistakeholder community. It also called for enhancements to ICANN&rsquo;s accountability mechanisms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/another-milestone-towards-the-iana-stewardship-transition"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/another-milestone-towards-the-iana-stewardship-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. Commerce Department&rsquo;s NTIA announced today that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government&rsquo;s stewardship role for the Internet DNS technical functions, known as the IANA functions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Important Milestone in IANA Stewardship Transition: NTIA Says Proposal Meets Criteria by Kathy Brown<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, the global Internet community reached an important milestone. The US Department of Commerce NTIA announced that the community-developed proposal to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions meets the criteria it set out in March 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160609_important_milestone_reached_in_iana_stewardship_transition/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160609_important_milestone_reached_in_iana_stewardship_transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Editorial: To keep the Internet free of governmental control, Washington needs to cut its ties<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Obama administration moved one step closer Thursday to giving up the last vestige of U.S. control over the Internet. It&rsquo;s not a big step in practical terms, but symbolically it&rsquo;s a big deal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-internet-control-20160610-snap-story.html"><span>http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-internet-control-20160610-snap-story.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today the US Department of Commerce NTIA announced that the Internet community&rsquo;s proposal to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions meets the criteria it set out for the process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ietf.org/blog/2016/06/ntia-assessment-of-the-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal/"><span>https://www.ietf.org/blog/2016/06/ntia-assessment-of-the-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Leading Technology Coalitions Support IANA Transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, June 9th 2016, the Internet Association, Computer &amp; Communications Industry Association (CCIA), and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) issued the following statement on the NTIA report on the ICANN transition proposals:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.i2coalition.com/leading-technology-coalitions-support-iana-transition/"><span>https://www.i2coalition.com/leading-technology-coalitions-support-iana-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICC meets new ICANN CEO and applauds US Commerce Department approval of IANA transition plan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On the sidelines of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Brussels today, ICC BASIS Director and Senior Policy Executive for Digital Economy Elizabeth Thomas-Raynaud met with ICANN Chief Executive Officer Goran Marby, as he starts his third week of a five-year appointment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2016/ICC-meets-new-ICANN-CEO-and-applauds-US-Commerce-Department-approval-of-IANA-transition-plan/"><span>http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2016/ICC-meets-new-ICANN-CEO-and-applauds-US-Commerce-Department-approval-of-IANA-transition-plan/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Transfer by US of Internet oversight could face new hurdles [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>U.S. plans to transfer the oversight of key technical Internet functions to an international multi-stakeholder model have run into hurdles, with two bills introduced on Wednesday that would require the government to first take the approval of Congress for the transition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601393/transfer-by-us-internet-oversight-could-face-new-hurdles/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601393/transfer-by-us-internet-oversight-could-face-new-hurdles/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601393/transfer-by-us-internet-oversight-could-face-new-hurdles/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601393/transfer-by-us-internet-oversight-could-face-new-hurdles/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Battle lines drawn as bill introduced to scupper ICANN&rsquo;s IANA transition plan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>While the IANA transition is something that many IP counsel have not been intrinsically involved in, 2016 INTA president Ronald van Tuijl has characterised the development as something &ldquo;that trademark owners cannot ignore&rdquo;. For those following closely, it has been a potentially significant week &ndash; while the Commerce Department has given ICANN&rsquo;s proposals a favourable assessment, a bill has been introduced that could halt the handover in its tracks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d9183334-af38-41ed-92e5-c0b6bec1d258"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d9183334-af38-41ed-92e5-c0b6bec1d258</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Battle Over Obama&rsquo;s Internet Surrender<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It&rsquo;s make or break for the internet as we know it. Unless Congress acts this summer, the Obama administration will end U.S. protection of the internet, handing authoritarian regimes the power they have long sought to censor the web globally, including in the U.S.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-battle-over-obamas-internet-surrender-1465770111"><span>http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-battle-over-obamas-internet-surrender-1465770111</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. Commerce Department&rsquo;s NTIA announced today that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government&rsquo;s stewardship role for the Internet DNS technical functions, known as the IANA functions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Fact Sheet on NTIA&rsquo;s Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. Commerce Department&rsquo;s NTIA finds that the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA set in March 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/fact-sheet-ntias-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/fact-sheet-ntias-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Q and A on IANA Stewardship Transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>WHAT IS THE IANA STEWARDSHIP TRANSITION? The IANA stewardship transition represents the final step in the U.S. government&rsquo;s long-standing commitment to privatize the Internet&rsquo;s domain name system. For the last 18 years, the United States has been working with the global Internet multistakeholder community to establish a stable and secure multistakeholder model of Intent governance that ensures that the private sector, not governments, takes the lead in setting the future direction of the Internet&rsquo;s DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/q-and-iana-stewardship-transition"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/q-and-iana-stewardship-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Assessment Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-assessment-report"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-assessment-report</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EuroDIG 2016: Multi-Stakeholder Soul-Searching<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Some 800 registered participants gathered for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Brussels today to talk about internet privacy, security and access. Besides the topical issues, the opening sessions speakers came back time and again to the discrepancy of theory and practice of the much-belaboured &ldquo;multi-stakeholder principle.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/09/eurodig-2016-multi-stakeholder-soul-searching/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/09/eurodig-2016-multi-stakeholder-soul-searching/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Draft Root Zone Evolution Review Committee Charter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Purpose: As part of the IANA stewardship transition implementation planning efforts, ICANN is seeking community input on the Draft Root Zone Evolution Review Committee Charter developed to reflect the recommendations contained in the proposals by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group provided to the ICANN Board and transmitted to NTIA on 10 March 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-rzerc-charter-2016-06-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-rzerc-charter-2016-06-10-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Call for Expressions of Interest for 2017 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN EXTENDS TIME TO SUBMIT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST THROUGH 30 JUNE 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-10-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian ccTLD Registry Advertises CEO Job<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Back in March of this year auDA announced that they weren&rsquo;t renewing their then CEO&rsquo;s contract. So after over 15 years in the role Chris Disspain was leaving the organisation. Obviously his position could not be left vacant indefinitely, so it&rsquo;s little surprise that they recently published a job advertisement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/australian-cctld-registry-advertises-ceo-job/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/australian-cctld-registry-advertises-ceo-job/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Club to release more names through registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Club is getting ready to release more premium names through the registrar channel, making it easier for customers to register the domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/09/club-release-names-registrars/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/09/club-release-names-registrars/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New Zealand&rsquo;s ccTLD Proposes Flawed Whois Policy Change<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In common with several other ccTLDs, the .nz ccTLD is split into two bodies. While the registry operator is NZRS, the policies are managed by a different entity The Domain Name Commission.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/new-zealands-cctld-proposes-flawed-whois-policy-change/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/new-zealands-cctld-proposes-flawed-whois-policy-change/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>gTLD .TATAR: cultural-linguistic or geographical domain?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The second RIF.Innopolis Russian Internet Forum opened in the Republic of Tatarstan on June 9. This large annual forum on the development of the Internet industry and technology is focused on building the new digital economy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=10218"><span>https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=10218</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 5 key Benefits of a Branded TLD- According to the Brands Themselves by Guillaume Pahud<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In early 2012, in order to promote Choice, Competition and Innovation, ICANN opened its doors to allow organizations to apply for new TLD. In spite of a complex and costly application process, ICANN received a very large number of applications: In total, 1,930 applications were received, of which 675 were brands applying for a closed new gTLD, a dot brand.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160609_5_key_benefits_of_branded_tlds_according_brands/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160609_5_key_benefits_of_branded_tlds_according_brands/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cisco&rsquo;s Visual Networking Index and the DDoS Challenge<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Many of you are probably already familiar with Cisco&rsquo;s Visual Networking Index (VNI) initiative. If you are not familiar with the VNI, it is a great resource and highly recommended. Recently, Arbor Networks was invited to collaborate on their latest white paper, The Zettabyte Era: Trends and Analysis.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/ciscos-visual-networking-index-and-the-ddos-challenge/"><span>https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/ciscos-visual-networking-index-and-the-ddos-challenge/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IETF Proposal Details Using Cookies as Anti-DDoS Protection in DNS Protocol<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A proposal submitted to the IETF details DNS Cookies, an extra security layer to the DNS protocol.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.softpedia.com/news/ietf-proposal-details-using-cookies-as-anti-ddos-protection-in-dns-protocol-505109.shtml"><span>http://news.softpedia.com/news/ietf-proposal-details-using-cookies-as-anti-ddos-protection-in-dns-protocol-505109.shtml</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A Russian Cybersleuth Battles the &lsquo;Dark Ages&rsquo; of the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A sense of menace stirs right off the elevator on the fifth floor of Kaspersky Lab&rsquo;s Moscow headquarters, where a small television screen displays cyberthreats occurring in real time around the world &mdash; a blinking, spinning, color-coded globe brimming with suspicious emails, malware and evil botnets that could be infecting a computer near you.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/world/europe/kaspersky-lab-russia-cybercrime-internet.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/world/europe/kaspersky-lab-russia-cybercrime-internet.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>High-Tech Bridge releases web security trends of the first half of 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>For Infosecurity Europe 2016, High-Tech Bridge has released a comprehensive overview of trends across all major fields of web security. The trends include all types of security and privacy issues, from web application vulnerabilities to HTTPS traffic encryption and PCI DSS compliance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.htbridge.com/news/web-security-trends-of-the-first-half-of-2016.html"><span>https://www.htbridge.com/news/web-security-trends-of-the-first-half-of-2016.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Giving Up on Cybersecurity by Kristen Eichensehr [UCLA L. Rev. Disc.]</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Abstract: Recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase in digital information and connected devices, but constant revelations about hacks make painfully clear that security has not kept pace. Societies today network first, and ask questions later.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2790630"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2790630</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Singapore PM says "sophisticated" cyber attacks prompt internet shutdown on government computers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Singapore is to cut off internet access for government employees' work computers to protect government data after some "very sophisticated" cyber attacks, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was quoted as saying on Thursday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-internet-idUKKCN0YV1V6"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-internet-idUKKCN0YV1V6</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/singapore-internet-idINKCN0YV1X2"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/singapore-internet-idINKCN0YV1X2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>RIAA Demands Takedown Of ThePirateBay.org, EasyDNS Refuses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Following the The Pirate Bay's return to its original .org domain, the RIAA has demanded that the popular search engine be once again taken down, a request complicated by the fact that there doesn't seem to be much legal precedent to do so.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2016/06/riaa-demands-takedown-of-thepiratebayorg-but-easydns-refuses-over-lack-of-due-process-draft.html"><span>http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2016/06/riaa-demands-takedown-of-thepiratebayorg-but-easydns-refuses-over-lack-of-due-process-draft.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Industrial control systems vendors get careless about domain squatting [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Many companies protect their brands by registering domain names that are slight variations on their own, but manufacturers of industrial control systems don't seem to have followed suit, potentially leaving customers open to attack. Researchers from security consultancy Digital Bond have found 433 so-called "squat" domains whose names are similar to those of 11 industrial manufacturers, and which have been registered by unknown third parties. Some of the domains have been hosting scams, malicious redirects and malware.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/601515/industrial-control-systems-vendors-get-careless-about-domain-squatting/"><span>http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/601515/industrial-control-systems-vendors-get-careless-about-domain-squatting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/3082563/industrial-control-systems-vendors-get-careless-about-domain-squatting.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/3082563/industrial-control-systems-vendors-get-careless-about-domain-squatting.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Best practices for fighting counterfeiters online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Counterfeiting is a growing, global problem that affects all industries &mdash; from electronics and technology, to luxury fashion goods and low margin consumer goods. The scale of the problem is apparent in both the demand for such goods and the volumes in which they are being produced. China, for example, is the source of approximately $1.2 billion of the $1.7 billion in counterfeit goods confiscated by U.S. law enforcement agencies in 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/best-practices-fighting-counterfeiters-online/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/best-practices-fighting-counterfeiters-online/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rocket Internet CEO pledges growth and profits<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rocket Internet sought to reassure shareholders on Thursday that the German ecommerce investor is still on track after its shares were battered by concerns about the mounting losses and sinking valuations of its start-ups.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/rocket-internet-agm-idINKCN0YV0VF"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/rocket-internet-agm-idINKCN0YV0VF</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Namecheap Introduces 100 Percent Uptime Service<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Most of us know what the Internet and a website are, but delve a little deeper into the technical aspects of the technology and it becomes the realm of experts. That is where domain name registrars and hosting companies come in to simplify some of the different aspects of getting a website.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/06/premium-dns-namecheap.html"><span>http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/06/premium-dns-namecheap.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>60 day domain transfer locks might be coming to more registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>One of the most common complaints I hear about GoDaddy is its 60-day transfer lock. If you change certain contact information associated with your domain name, the company will lock the domain from transfer to another registrar for 60 days.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/09/60-day-domain-transfer-locks-might-coming-registrars/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/09/60-day-domain-transfer-locks-might-coming-registrars/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4 Recovered Pool waiting list now activated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In May 2014, APNIC received a /11 of IPv4 address space from IANA following the commencement of the IANA Recovered Pool Policy. Since then, several more (smaller) distributions from IANA to APNIC have occurred under the policy, and the addresses have gone into APNIC&rsquo;s IPv4 Recovered Pool.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/09/ipv4-recovered-pool-waiting-list-now-activated/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/09/ipv4-recovered-pool-waiting-list-now-activated/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Let&rsquo;s talk about IPv6 DNS64 &amp; DNSSEC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>While some people still cannot see any reason to deploy IPv6 &ndash; ignoring IPv6 adoption of 10% &ndash; others have gone as far as deploying IPv6-only networks, removing all dependencies on IPv4 address space in their networks. How can they do this? How can IPv6-only hosts access IPv4-only parts of the Internet?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/09/lets-talk-ipv6-dns64-dnssec/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/09/lets-talk-ipv6-dns64-dnssec/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv6 and Adventures in Podcastland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>6 June 2016 marked the fourth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, and looking back we have made pretty significant progress since then, with Google reporting that the percentage of users that access Google over IPv6 is now up to 12%. To commemorate the occasion, Dan York, of the Internet Society, invited me to join him on the For Immediate Release Podcast where he was serving as guest host. This provided an excellent opportunity to talk a little bit about why communications professionals should care about IPv6 and to direct anyone interested in learning more to our Get6 campaign.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://teamarin.net/2016/06/09/ipv6-and-adventures-in-podcastland/"><span>http://teamarin.net/2016/06/09/ipv6-and-adventures-in-podcastland/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How To Choose The Right Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the last three years, almost 1,000 gTLDs have become available for registration. This exponential increase from the previous 22 options like .com, .net, and .org. has created a historic change in the way people navigate the web.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wired.com/brandlab/2016/06/how-to-choose-the-right-domain-name/"><span>http://www.wired.com/brandlab/2016/06/how-to-choose-the-right-domain-name/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/11/choose-right-domain-name/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/11/choose-right-domain-name/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How Content, SEO and Social Media Make Your Life Easier<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Blam! A lot of conversations these days go something like this: &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s focus on content marketing. Amazingly high-value and high-quality content is clearly what&rsquo;s Google&rsquo;s looking for (all those online articles I read say so), so why sweat traditional SEO and social media as much as we used to?&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/06/08/make-your-life-easier/"><span>http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/06/08/make-your-life-easier/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Is Domain Name Classification a Property Right or a Contractual Right? The Circuit Split and a Clear Path Forward by Nicholas Foss Barbantonis [Wake Forest Law Review Common Law]</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Abstract: This article breaks new ground in applying classical trademark and property law to cutting-edge questions in cyberlaw. It offers a theoretical approach to determine whether re-registration of domain names constitute &ldquo;registration&rdquo; under the Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act (ACPA). The article is based on the Eleventh Circuit&rsquo;s recent decision in Jysk Bed&rsquo;N Linen Inc. v. Dutta-Roy, which rejects the Ninth Circuit's decision in GoPets v. Hise. The Eleventh Circuit held that re-registration of domain names indeed constitute registration under the ACPA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2792652"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2792652</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Long-Term IETF Evolution<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the midst of a day&rsquo;s discussion about particular issue that troubles us with technology or something else, it can be difficult to focus on topics that have a longer timescale. As you probably remember, I had asked a design team to write a draft about various trends around us that affect the IETF.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ietf.org/blog/2016/06/long-term-ietf-evolution/"><span>https://www.ietf.org/blog/2016/06/long-term-ietf-evolution/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 3rd Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Building Program to Open<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 3rd Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Building Program co-organized by CNNIC, ICANN and APTLD will be held in Beijing from June 13 to 17, 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201606/t20160608_54118.htm"><span>http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201606/t20160608_54118.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Centralnic Win BRS Media Contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>BRS Media announced to registrars earlier this week that they had chosen Centralnic to run registry backend services for their extensions. BRS Media run the .fm domain name registry, as well as offering a form of proxy registrar for .am.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/10/centralnic-win-brs-media-contract/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/10/centralnic-win-brs-media-contract/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MILLION-DOLLAR URLS: The most expensive domain names of all time<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We scoured domain name resource DN Journal and put together a list of documented million-dollar, domain-only ".com" sales. Some have been squatted on for 20 years and have only recently traded hands. Unsurprisingly, sex- and gambling-related domains are some of the biggest money makers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technology/million-dollar-urls-the-most-expensive-domain-names-of-all-time/ar-BBspYA9"><span>http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technology/million-dollar-urls-the-most-expensive-domain-names-of-all-time/ar-BBspYA9</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Three of Week's Top Five Sales Are 3-Letter .Coms - ccTLDs Claim 8 Chart Entries<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The perennial popularity of 3-letter .coms continues unabated. While the top spot on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to Acure.com at $65,000, three of the next four spots went to 3-letter .coms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160601.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160601.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Ganja.club and Opera.club Lead May .CLUB Premium Name Sales, New Premium Names Released To Registrar Channel And An Auction on West.CN In China<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>May .CLUB premium name sales were led by 6 direct sales made by the Registry out of a total of 38 names sold for the month. There were no auctions during the month of May.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://nic.club/ganja-club-and-opera-club-lead-may-club-premium-name-sales-new-premium-names-released-to-registrar-channel-and-an-auction-on-west-cn-in-china/"><span>http://nic.club/ganja-club-and-opera-club-lead-may-club-premium-name-sales-new-premium-names-released-to-registrar-channel-and-an-auction-on-west-cn-in-china/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How Much Are Your Domains Really Worth? Part 1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Over the last few years there has been a rush of capital into the domain industry from two major sources, Chinese investors and speculators. I have written quite a lot on the Chinese investors but have largely ignored the speculators.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/how-much-are-your-domains-really-worth-part-1"><span>http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/how-much-are-your-domains-really-worth-part-1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How Will a Chinese Economic Hard Landing Impact Domain Investors?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>I&rsquo;ve taken a great deal of interest in the Chinese economy of late and I&rsquo;ve written a number of articles that outline how everything is not so good in the dragon nation. Debt continues to skyrocket, GDP is levelling off and there appears to be stockpiles of commodities that are unused. So how is this all going to impact domain investors?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/how-will-a-chinese-economic-hard-landing-impact-domain-investors"><span>http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/how-will-a-chinese-economic-hard-landing-impact-domain-investors</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Election 2016: Labor's NBN policy promises 2 million upgraded connections, embraces 'Operation Clusterf***' cable option<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Coalition and the Federal Opposition have traded blows over the National Broadband Network after Labor outlined how it would overhaul the rollout plans if elected next month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-13/labor's-nbn-policy-promises-extra-connections/7504002"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-13/labor's-nbn-policy-promises-extra-connections/7504002</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 9 Jun 06:47 2016

auDA domain news - 9 June

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Comms Minister skips Internet Australia meeting in home town

<https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/07/comms-minister-skips-internet-australia-meeting-home-town/>

 

Can moving to a new TLD boost search rankings?

<http://searchengineland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-250666>

 

.VIP Sees Registrations Jump 50% In 3 Days To 405,000 On Back Of Chinese Demand

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/08/vip-registrations-jump-50-percent-chinese-demand/>

 

DNS security can be improved with cookies, suggest IETF boffins

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/07/dns_security_can_be_improved_with_cookies_ietf_boffins_suggest/>

 

Massive DDoS attacks reach record levels as botnets make them cheaper to launch [IDG]

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Sen. Cruz and Rep. Duffy Introduce the Protecting Internet Freedom Act

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) today introduced the Protecting Internet Freedom Act, which would prevent the Obama administration from giving the Internet away to a global organization that will allow over 160 foreign governments to have increased influence over the management and operation of the Internet.

<https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=2669>

 

Sen. Cruz Seeks to Strengthen National Security in NDAA ... Protecting Internet Freedom:

“In addition to working to provide for our Common Defense and protect our sovereignty, I’ve also introduced an amendment that would safeguard our country in a very different way. Mr. President, I have introduced an amendment that will prohibit the Obama administration from giving away the Internet. This issue doesn’t simply threaten our personal liberties, it also has national security ramifications.

<https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=2664>

 

Ted Cruz and Duffy present bill to nix IANA transition

Senators Ted Cruz and Sean Duffy introduced the Protecting Internet Freedom Act in Congress today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/08/ted-cruz-duffy-present-bill-nix-iana-transition/>

 

How to keep the Internet free and open

In the upcoming months, the U.S. government faces a critical decision: Should it relinquish its limited oversight role over a critical component of the Internet?

<http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2016/06/keep-internet-free-and-open-icann-000140>

 

Obama’s Internet Endangerment

Should oversight over the Internet naming conventions and TLDs be relinquished to a group that just four years ago was in danger of being fired as a vendor due to its lack of accountability?

<http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/07/obamas-internet-endangerment/>

 

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ICANN

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Report on Public Comments on Draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update Now Available

ICANN has published its report on public comments for the draft plans for FY17, including an update to its Five-Year Operating Plan.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-07-en>

 

Reference Label Generation Rulesets for the Second Level

Purpose: To facilitate and improve consistency of testing and stability of registry operations of new gTLDs, ICANN has developed reference Internationalized Domain Name tables in machine readable format, called Label Generation Rulesets for the second level, for use in Pre-Delegation Testing and the Registry Service Evaluation Process.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-second-level-2016-06-07-en>

 

Syntax and Operability Accuracy of WHOIS Data in gTLDs Presented in Second Cycle of Phase 2 of the Accuracy Reporting System

ICANN today published the Phase 2 Cycle 2 report of the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System, which acts as a follow-on to the Phase 2 Cycle 1 report published in December 2015.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-08-en>

 

WEBINAR: WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System Phase 2 Cycle 2 Report

On 8 June 2016, ICANN published the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System Phase 2 Cycle 2 report. ICANN will hold an interactive webinar on 16 June 2016 UTC to review findings of the study and their implications for the community.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-08-en>

 

Join the Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Review Team Discussions by Margie Milam

ICANN’s Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Review Team is working its way through a busy agenda today and tomorrow during a two-day meeting (6-7 June 2016) in Washington, DC.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/join-the-competition-consumer-trust-consumer-choice-review-team-discussions>

 

Letter from ICANN CEO to Honorable Lawrence E. Strickling

Response to Letter Received on 3 June 2016 re: NTIA Letter to ICANN CEO re USG Administered TLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/marby-to-strickling-06jun16-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Honorable Lawrence E. Strickling, The Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information | United States Department of Commerce, to ICANN CEO

NTIA Letter to ICANN CEO re: USG Administered TLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/strickling-to-marby-03jun16-en.pdf>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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Comms Minister skips Internet Australia meeting in home town

Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, has expressed its disappointment that Communications Minister Mitch Fifield “missed an opportunity” to meet with his local digital and ICT community last week. ... Ballarat is also home to Stuart Benjamin, Chair of auDA – the organisation that administers the .au domain space on behalf of the Federal Government.

<https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/07/comms-minister-skips-internet-australia-meeting-home-town/>

 

China’s Internet Domain Name Measures and the Digital Economy by Daniel Sepulveda and Lawrence E. Strickling

China is a force in the global digital economy and an important player in global Internet policy discussions. Today, more than 700 million people have access to the Internet in China, more than any country in the world. Several of the most valuable Internet-based companies call China home. Global innovators and service providers from around the world, including from the United States, are eager to enter its market.

<https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2016/05/16/china-s-internet-domain-name-measures-and-digital-economy>

 

East/West Divide Continues When It Comes To .DE Domain Registrations

As of 31 December 2015, there were 14.8 million .de domains registered in 402 cities and districts of Germany according to DENIC's 2015 Domain Map. Additionally, there were more than 1.1 domains where the registrant was located outside of Germany. Combined this meant there were 16.01 million .de domains.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24699>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/06/eastwest-divide-continues-when-de-domain-registrations/>

 

de: Information on Faked Invoices

At present questionable invoices issued by ".DE Deutsche Domain", which claims to be a provider of domain registration services, are in circulation. These invoices are not related to DENIC in any respect.

<https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/information-on-faked-invoices/>

 

sg: How to spot a fake government website

The Infocomm Development Authority said there is a growing number of fake government websites over the past few years. This is part of a larger upward trend in the number of phishing websites on the Internet.

<https://www.gov.sg/news/content/how-to-spot-a-fake-government-website>

 

China conference leads to 49% .vip spike

The Global Domain Industry Conference, held in China over the weekend, has led to a huge boost in .vip domain sales.

<http://domainincite.com/20551-china-conference-leads-to-49-vip-spike>

 

.vip update

Minds + Machines Group Limited, the TLD registry company, is pleased to report a significant increase in registrations in the .vip TLD.

<http://mmx.co/2016/06/07/vip-update/>

 

.VIP name China’s Most Welcomed New gTLD 2016

.VIP was awarded “China’s Most Welcomed New gTLD 2016” at the Global Domain Summit in Hangzhou this weekend. Both the Summit and .VIP are new to China, with .VIP being born only 17 days before the major new domain investment conference was staged for the first time.

<http://mmx.co/2016/06/06/vip-name-chinas-most-welcomed-new-gtld-2016/>

 

.VIP domain hits $5.5 million and 400,000 registrations

.VIP is proving to be a winner for MMX (Minds + Machines). The company announced today that it already has $5.5 million in sales (wholesale) of .VIP domains after three weeks on the market.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/vip-hits-5-5-million-400000-registrations/>

 

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NEW TLDS

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Can moving to a new TLD boost search rankings?

One of the big questions in SEO today is how new TLDs like .LIVE, .NEWS or .ATTORNEY, are affecting search engine rankings. While some believe that .COM domains are the only safe option, Google has insisted that gTLDs aren’t at any disadvantage in their search rankings’ algorithm. Rather than accept either of these statements at face value, we wanted to know, what does the data say?

<http://searchengineland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-250666>

<http://marketingland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-178952>

 

.VIP Sees Registrations Jump 50% In 3 Days To 405,000 On Back Of Chinese Demand

The number of .vip domain registrations grew 49 percent in the three days from 3 to 6 June, the registry announced.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24702>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/08/vip-registrations-jump-50-percent-chinese-demand/>

 

Donuts “Upwardly Adjusts” Price Of Ten gTLDs From October; Launches GA For .GROUP And .SALON

Donuts may have had 1,707,526 domain names registered across its 187 gTLDs available to the public, all of them paid for the company boasts, but that isn’t stopping it increasing the fee charged to registrars for a number of these gTLDs.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/06/donuts-upwardly-adjusts-ten-gtlds-launches-group-salon/>

 

Orange continues new gTLD deployment

An example of a new gTLD actually being used, and a brand TLD at that, with telecom heavyweight Orange’s activation of startup.orange as a showcase for the company’s innovation support services.

<http://post.milathan.com/2016/06/orange-continues-new-gtld-deployment/>

 

ICANN slaps first deadbeat dot-brand with breach notice

The world’s third-largest mobile phone company, worth some $14 billion a year, is the first new gTLD registry operator to refuse to pay ICANN fees.

<http://domainincite.com/20549-icann-slaps-first-deadbeat-dot-brand-with-breach-notice>

 

Hanes spends about $30,000 to buy T-Shirts.store

Radix started the Early Access period for .store today. When I wrote about it yesterday, I noted Radix’s steep day one prices of about $30,000 retail.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/hanes-spends-30000-t-shirts-store/>

 

New gTLD registrations smash through 20-million barrier, but spike is not all it seems [registration]

At time of writing, according to ntldstats.com there have been 21,251,190 domain name registrations across 1,013 new gTLDs. Registrations have been on an upward trajectory since the launch of the programme in early 2014, the line getting steeper as more TLDs go live. However, over the last week things sped up significantly, with almost three million registrations added in three days.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=27723f07-db6a-47fc-93ee-cc01c7c7b744>

 

Jeff Neuman discusses the new gTLD subsequent procedures PDP

The importance of the new gTLD subsequent procedures PDP explained by the Co-Chair of the Working Group Jeff Neuman.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWE2nYQgOII>

 

This week’s new TLDs: .Group, .Salon and .Store EAP

... The .Store early access period starts on Tuesday when you can get .store domains for a hefty price of about $30,000. While that number might seem crazy, I can’t blame .store registry Radix for trying.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/06/tlds-group-store/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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DNS security can be improved with cookies, suggest IETF boffins

A proposal raised late May at the IETF suggests adding cookies to the DNS to help defend the critical system against denial-of-service exploits.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/07/dns_security_can_be_improved_with_cookies_ietf_boffins_suggest/>

 

Massive DDoS attacks reach record levels as botnets make them cheaper to launch [IDG]

There were 19 DDoS attacks that exceeded 100 Gbps during the first three months of the year, almost four times more than in the previous quarter.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/>

 

Millions Of Systems Worldwide Found Exposed On The Public Internet

More then 10 million systems worldwide on the Internet leave a door open to their relational databases and millions of nodes leave telnet, printer, and other ports exposed, according to new data from Rapid7’s Project Sonar.

<http://www.darkreading.com/operations/millions-of-systems-worldwide-found-exposed-on-the-public-internet-/d/d-id/1325815>

 

Rent-a-botnet services making massive DDoS attacks more common than ever before

There were 19 distributed DDoS attacks that exceeded 100 Gbps during the first three months of the year, four times more than in the previous quarter.

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/3079990/security/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-as-botnets-make-them-cheaper-to-launch.html>

 

Singapore prepares to block internet access on government computers [AFP]

Singapore will cut off internet access on government computers within a year for security reasons, a surprise move in one of the world's most wired countries.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-08/singapore-blocking-internet-access-on-government-computers/7494498>

 

Belgium tops list of nations most vulnerable to hacking

A new “heat map of the internet” has revealed the countries most vulnerable to hacking attacks, by scanning the entire internet for servers with their front doors wide open.

<https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/08/belgium-nations-vulnerable-hacking-exposed-servers-rapid7-heat-map-internet>

 

New Zealand ranked 18th in the world for cyber attacks

Microsoft's leading man in the fight against cyber criminals in Asia Pacific says New Zealand's rate of attacks is low compared to other countries in the region, but attacks are still happening constantly.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11652884>

 

NZ dodges cyber attack bullet

New Zealand is one of the least affected countries in Asia Pacific when it comes to cyber attacks, but harmful software is circulating around the globe in massive numbers.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11652248>

 

nz: Cyber security message getting through - Microsoft

Businesses and individuals are increasingly aware of the risk of cyber threats and are looking for ways to protect themselves in the event of a cyber attack, Microsoft's expert on cybersecurity in New Zealand says.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/it-security/news/article.cfm?c_id=239&objectid=11651469>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Copyright Group: Hypocrite .ORG Registry Should Ban The Pirate Bay

A coalition of prominent copyright holders including Disney, 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal and Viacom are pressuring the U.S. based .ORG domain registry to take action against The Pirate Bay. The Copyright Alliance is shocked that the registry allows the notorious torrent site to operate freely and wants the domain name offline. The TPB-team, meanwhile, is not impressed with the pressure and notes that the movement is much more than a domain name.

<https://torrentfreak.com/copyright-group-hypocrite-org-registry-should-ban-the-pirate-bay-160606/>

 

RIAA Fails to Take Down Pirate Bay Domain, For Now

The RIAA has sent a formal letter to the Public Interest Registry, asking it to suspend Pirate Bay's .ORG domain. The registry hasn't complied with the request but has forwarded it to Pirate Bay's registrar EasyDNS who insist the domain will stay up. So the question now is will the RIAA take the matter to court?

<https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-fails-take-pirate-bay-domain-now-160606/>

 

RIAA Fails to Take Down Pirate Bay Domain, For Now

The RIAA has sent a formal letter to the Public Interest Registry, asking it to suspend Pirate Bay's .ORG domain. The registry hasn't complied with the request but has forwarded it to Pirate Bay's registrar EasyDNS who insist the domain will stay up. So the question now is will the RIAA take the matter to court?

<https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-fails-take-pirate-bay-domain-now-160606/>

 

RIAA may need to go legal to suspend the thepiratebay.org domain

A request by the Recording Industry Association Of America to get The Pirate Bay’s .org domain suspended has ended up with the file-sharing platform’s registrar EasyDNS, which has been adamant in the past that it will only respond to court orders.

<http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/riaa-may-need-to-go-legal-to-suspend-the-thepiratebay-org-domain/>

 

Nike scores cybersquatting victory

Sportswear brand Nike has scored a victory at the US-based Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum.

<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/nike-scores-cybersquatting-victory-10240>

 

Complainants should hire domain name attorneys, too

A good number of domain names are lost via UDRP when the domain name owner fails to put up an adequate defense. The domain name owner fails to hire a qualified domain name attorney who understands the ins and outs of UDRP.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/complainants-hire-domain-name-attorneys/>

 

Book Review: Domain Name Arbitration by Gerald Levine by Chris LaHatte

Dr. Gerald Levine is a New York attorney with a depth of experience in intellectual property matters. He has written widely on many difficult topics including the Dispute Resolution Journal of the American Arbitration Association, the New York Law Journal and Law School law journals.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/08/book-review-domain-name-arbitration-gerald-levine/>

 

au: Phillip Island Nature Park Board of Management Inc. v. The Trustee for the Langford Family Trust No. 4 ABN 71513399182, Technology Consulting and Solutions Pty Ltd ACN 074 527 - Case No. DAU2016-0014

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Phillip Island Nature Park Board of Management Inc. of Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, represented by DLA Piper Australia, Australia. The Respondents are The Trustee for the Langford Family Trust No. 4 ABN 71513399182 of Surf Beach, Victoria, Australia; and Technology Consulting and Solutions Pty Ltd ACN 074 527 of Malvern, Victoria, Australia, represented by David Luscombe & Associates, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <churchillislandcafe.com.au> (the "Disputed Domain Name") is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd (the "Registrar").

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0014>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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Netflix Blocks IPv6 Tunnels Over Geo-Unblocking Fears

After taking action against people using VPNs and proxies, Netflix is engaged in enhanced efforts to stop users accessing geo-blocked content. According to several reports, Netflix is now blocking users who use IPv4 to IPv6 tunnel brokers, even when doing so legitimately.

<https://torrentfreak.com/netflix-blocks-ipv6-over-geo-unblocking-fears-160608/>

 

Google's IPv6 Stats Hit 12% on Fourth Anniversary of World IPv6 Launch by Dan York

Four years ago today, thousands of websites, including Facebook, Google and Yahoo, and hundreds of networks permanently enabled IPv6 in what was called "World IPv6 Launch". One year before, on June 6, 2011, there had been a 24-hour test in "World IPv6 Day" but by June 6, 2012, IPv6 was enabled permanently for the participating sites and networks. One of the many IPv6 statistics sites many of us have watched since that time has been Google's statistics.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160606_google_ipv6_stats_hit_12_percent_on_4th_anniversary_of_world_ipv6/>

 

Four years since World IPv6 Launch: entering the mainstream

It has now been five years since World IPv6 Day and four years since World IPv6 Launch. The long-term global Internet transition to IPv6 is well underway and increasingly entering the mainstream.

<https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/four-years-since-world-ipv6-launch-entering-the-mainstream.html>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Mega Attacks Hit New Record; Repeat Attacks Surge; Booter/Stresser Sites Launching Multiple Attack Vectors Simultaneously

Akamai Technologies, Inc., the global leader in content delivery network services, today published the Q1 2016 State of the Internet – Security Report. The quarterly report provides a detailed view of the global cloud security threat landscape and in-depth analysis and insight into malicious activity observed across the Akamai Intelligent Platform.

<https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/news/press/2016-press/akamai-releases-first-quarter-2016-state-of-the-internet-security-report.jsp>

 

us: Presidential Candidates Must Be Masters of Their Domain Names

Throughout the presidential campaign, many candidates in both parties have dealt with online trolls using their names on bogus campaign sites. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton faced this obstacle early in her campaign when Reuters discovered that the URL hillaryclinton.org was a spam site filled with malicious software and owned by an administrator in the Cayman Islands.

<http://observer.com/2016/06/presidential-candidates-must-be-masters-of-their-domain-names/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Selling a 6 figure domain name – Kate Buckley – DNW Podcast #87

Kate Buckley just brokered the sale of Rate.com to GuaranteedRate.com for $725,000. In this episode of the Domain Name Wire Podcast, she explains her process for selling Rate.com, which should help you when you try to sell a valuable domain name.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/06/selling-6-figure-domain-kate-buckley-dnw-podcast-87-dnw-podcast-87/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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Cisco Visual Networking Index Predicts Near-Tripling of IP Traffic by 2020

According to today’s release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020, global IP traffic will nearly triple at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent over the next five years. More than one billion new Internet users are expected to join the global Internet community, growing from three billion in 2015 to 4.1 billion by 2020.

<https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1771211>

 

IP traffic forecast to skyrocket by 2020

Cisco’s Global IP Traffic & Service Adoption Forecasts for 2015 to 2020 share the biggest fixed and mobile broadband predictions for the next five years.

<https://newsroom.cisco.com/feature-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1771195>

 

The Web's Creator Looks to Reinvent It

Twenty-seven years ago, Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web as a way for scientists to easily find information. It has since become the world’s most powerful medium for knowledge, communications and commerce — but that doesn’t mean Mr. Berners-Lee is happy with all of the consequences.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/technology/the-webs-creator-looks-to-reinvent-it.html>

 

Microsoft Finds Cancer Clues in Search Queries

Microsoft scientists have demonstrated that by analyzing large samples of search engine queries they may in some cases be able to identify internet users who are suffering from pancreatic cancer, even before they have received a diagnosis of the disease.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/technology/online-searches-can-identify-cancer-victims-study-finds.html>

 

Return Path Reveals Top Email Trends of the Future

With the email landscape becoming ever more complex, brands often struggle to keep pace with changes—much less prepare for what the future may hold. To address this challenge, data solutions provider Return Path today released a new report highlighting 20 visionary ideas to help brands “futureproof” their email program.

<https://returnpath.com/newsroom/return-path-reveals-top-email-trends-future/>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: Software designed to stop cyberbullying before it starts

Kids often get access to the internet at young ages, but have little understanding of how their comments online might affect others. A new tool being trialled in schools hopes to get kids to stop and think about what they say before they post.

<http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drawingroom/reword-software-designed-to-stop-cyberbullying-before-it-starts/7480752>

 

au: The dangers of sexting for teenagers

While sending provocative images of oneself may initially seem to be just a bit of fun, the legal repercussions for those under the age of 18 can be very real, and in some cases has even led to child pornography charges.

<http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/The-dangers-of-sexting-for-teenagers>

 

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BRAND PROTECTION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Submission in Response to the Productivity Commission Draft Report Intellectual Property Arrangements

Australia’s copyright laws operate as a serious roadblock to preparing children to be the creators and innovators of the future.

<http://infojustice.org/archives/36119>

 

 

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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>Comms Minister skips Internet Australia meeting in home town<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/07/comms-minister-skips-internet-australia-meeting-home-town/"><span>https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/07/comms-minister-skips-internet-australia-meeting-home-town/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Can moving to a new TLD boost search rankings?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://searchengineland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-250666"><span>http://searchengineland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-250666</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP Sees Registrations Jump 50% In 3 Days To 405,000 On Back Of Chinese Demand<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/08/vip-registrations-jump-50-percent-chinese-demand/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/08/vip-registrations-jump-50-percent-chinese-demand/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS security can be improved with cookies, suggest IETF boffins<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/07/dns_security_can_be_improved_with_cookies_ietf_boffins_suggest/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/07/dns_security_can_be_improved_with_cookies_ietf_boffins_suggest/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Massive DDoS attacks reach record levels as botnets make them cheaper to launch [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sen. Cruz and Rep. Duffy Introduce the Protecting Internet Freedom Act<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) today introduced the Protecting Internet Freedom Act, which would prevent the Obama administration from giving the Internet away to a global organization that will allow over 160 foreign governments to have increased influence over the management and operation of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=2669"><span>https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=2669</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sen. Cruz Seeks to Strengthen National Security in NDAA ... Protecting Internet Freedom:</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&ldquo;In addition to working to provide for our Common Defense and protect our sovereignty, I&rsquo;ve also introduced an amendment that would safeguard our country in a very different way. Mr. President, I have introduced an amendment that will prohibit the Obama administration from giving away the Internet. This issue doesn&rsquo;t simply threaten our personal liberties, it also has national security ramifications.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=2664"><span>https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=2664</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Ted Cruz and Duffy present bill to nix IANA transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Senators Ted Cruz and Sean Duffy introduced the Protecting Internet Freedom Act in Congress today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/08/ted-cruz-duffy-present-bill-nix-iana-transition/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/08/ted-cruz-duffy-present-bill-nix-iana-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How to keep the Internet free and open<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the upcoming months, the U.S. government faces a critical decision: Should it relinquish its limited oversight role over a critical component of the Internet?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2016/06/keep-internet-free-and-open-icann-000140"><span>http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2016/06/keep-internet-free-and-open-icann-000140</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Obama&rsquo;s Internet Endangerment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Should oversight over the Internet naming conventions and TLDs be relinquished to a group that just four years ago was in danger of being fired as a vendor due to its lack of accountability?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/07/obamas-internet-endangerment/"><span>http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/07/obamas-internet-endangerment/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Report on Public Comments on Draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update Now Available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has published its report on public comments for the draft plans for FY17, including an update to its Five-Year Operating Plan.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Reference Label Generation Rulesets for the Second Level<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Purpose: To facilitate and improve consistency of testing and stability of registry operations of new gTLDs, ICANN has developed reference Internationalized Domain Name tables in machine readable format, called Label Generation Rulesets for the second level, for use in Pre-Delegation Testing and the Registry Service Evaluation Process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-second-level-2016-06-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-second-level-2016-06-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Syntax and Operability Accuracy of WHOIS Data in gTLDs Presented in Second Cycle of Phase 2 of the Accuracy Reporting System<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN today published the Phase 2 Cycle 2 report of the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System, which acts as a follow-on to the Phase 2 Cycle 1 report published in December 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>WEBINAR: WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System Phase 2 Cycle 2 Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 8 June 2016, ICANN published the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System Phase 2 Cycle 2 report. ICANN will hold an interactive webinar on 16 June 2016 UTC to review findings of the study and their implications for the community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Join the Competition, Consumer Trust &amp; Consumer Choice Review Team Discussions by Margie Milam<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN&rsquo;s Competition, Consumer Trust &amp; Consumer Choice Review Team is working its way through a busy agenda today and tomorrow during a two-day meeting (6-7 June 2016) in Washington, DC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/join-the-competition-consumer-trust-consumer-choice-review-team-discussions"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/join-the-competition-consumer-trust-consumer-choice-review-team-discussions</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from ICANN CEO to Honorable Lawrence E. Strickling</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Response to Letter Received on 3 June 2016 re: NTIA Letter to ICANN CEO re USG Administered TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/marby-to-strickling-06jun16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/marby-to-strickling-06jun16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from Honorable Lawrence E. Strickling, The Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information | United States Department of Commerce, to ICANN CEO</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Letter to ICANN CEO re: USG Administered TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/strickling-to-marby-03jun16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/strickling-to-marby-03jun16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Comms Minister skips Internet Australia meeting in home town<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, has expressed its disappointment that Communications Minister Mitch Fifield &ldquo;missed an opportunity&rdquo; to meet with his local digital and ICT community last week. ... Ballarat is also home to Stuart Benjamin, Chair of auDA &ndash; the organisation that administers the .au domain space on behalf of the Federal Government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/07/comms-minister-skips-internet-australia-meeting-home-town/"><span>https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/07/comms-minister-skips-internet-australia-meeting-home-town/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>China&rsquo;s Internet Domain Name Measures and the Digital Economy by Daniel Sepulveda and Lawrence E. Strickling<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>China is a force in the global digital economy and an important player in global Internet policy discussions. Today, more than 700 million people have access to the Internet in China, more than any country in the world. Several of the most valuable Internet-based companies call China home. Global innovators and service providers from around the world, including from the United States, are eager to enter its market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2016/05/16/china-s-internet-domain-name-measures-and-digital-economy"><span>https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2016/05/16/china-s-internet-domain-name-measures-and-digital-economy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>East/West Divide Continues When It Comes To .DE Domain Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As of 31 December 2015, there were 14.8 million .de domains registered in 402 cities and districts of Germany according to DENIC's 2015 Domain Map. Additionally, there were more than 1.1 domains where the registrant was located outside of Germany. Combined this meant there were 16.01 million .de domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24699"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24699</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/06/eastwest-divide-continues-when-de-domain-registrations/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/06/eastwest-divide-continues-when-de-domain-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>de: Information on Faked Invoices<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>At present questionable invoices issued by ".DE Deutsche Domain", which claims to be a provider of domain registration services, are in circulation. These invoices are not related to DENIC in any respect.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/information-on-faked-invoices/"><span>https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/information-on-faked-invoices/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>sg: How to spot a fake government website<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Infocomm Development Authority said there is a growing number of fake government websites over the past few years. This is part of a larger upward trend in the number of phishing websites on the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.gov.sg/news/content/how-to-spot-a-fake-government-website"><span>https://www.gov.sg/news/content/how-to-spot-a-fake-government-website</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>China conference leads to 49% .vip spike<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Global Domain Industry Conference, held in China over the weekend, has led to a huge boost in .vip domain sales.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20551-china-conference-leads-to-49-vip-spike"><span>http://domainincite.com/20551-china-conference-leads-to-49-vip-spike</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.vip update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Minds + Machines Group Limited, the TLD registry company, is pleased to report a significant increase in registrations in the .vip TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://mmx.co/2016/06/07/vip-update/"><span>http://mmx.co/2016/06/07/vip-update/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP name China&rsquo;s Most Welcomed New gTLD 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP was awarded &ldquo;China&rsquo;s Most Welcomed New gTLD 2016&rdquo; at the Global Domain Summit in Hangzhou this weekend. Both the Summit and .VIP are new to China, with .VIP being born only 17 days before the major new domain investment conference was staged for the first time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://mmx.co/2016/06/06/vip-name-chinas-most-welcomed-new-gtld-2016/"><span>http://mmx.co/2016/06/06/vip-name-chinas-most-welcomed-new-gtld-2016/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP domain hits $5.5 million and 400,000 registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP is proving to be a winner for MMX (Minds + Machines). The company announced today that it already has $5.5 million in sales (wholesale) of .VIP domains after three weeks on the market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/vip-hits-5-5-million-400000-registrations/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/vip-hits-5-5-million-400000-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Can moving to a new TLD boost search rankings?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>One of the big questions in SEO today is how new TLDs like .LIVE, .NEWS or .ATTORNEY, are affecting search engine rankings. While some believe that .COM domains are the only safe option, Google has insisted that gTLDs aren&rsquo;t at any disadvantage in their search rankings&rsquo; algorithm. Rather than accept either of these statements at face value, we wanted to know, what does the data say?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://searchengineland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-250666"><span>http://searchengineland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-250666</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://marketingland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-178952"><span>http://marketingland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-178952</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP Sees Registrations Jump 50% In 3 Days To 405,000 On Back Of Chinese Demand<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The number of .vip domain registrations grew 49 percent in the three days from 3 to 6 June, the registry announced.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24702"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24702</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/08/vip-registrations-jump-50-percent-chinese-demand/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/08/vip-registrations-jump-50-percent-chinese-demand/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts &ldquo;Upwardly Adjusts&rdquo; Price Of Ten gTLDs From October; Launches GA For .GROUP And .SALON<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts may have had 1,707,526 domain names registered across its 187 gTLDs available to the public, all of them paid for the company boasts, but that isn&rsquo;t stopping it increasing the fee charged to registrars for a number of these gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/06/donuts-upwardly-adjusts-ten-gtlds-launches-group-salon/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/06/donuts-upwardly-adjusts-ten-gtlds-launches-group-salon/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Orange continues new gTLD deployment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>An example of a new gTLD actually being used, and a brand TLD at that, with telecom heavyweight Orange&rsquo;s activation of startup.orange as a showcase for the company&rsquo;s innovation support services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/2016/06/orange-continues-new-gtld-deployment/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/2016/06/orange-continues-new-gtld-deployment/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN slaps first deadbeat dot-brand with breach notice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The world&rsquo;s third-largest mobile phone company, worth some $14 billion a year, is the first new gTLD registry operator to refuse to pay ICANN fees.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20549-icann-slaps-first-deadbeat-dot-brand-with-breach-notice"><span>http://domainincite.com/20549-icann-slaps-first-deadbeat-dot-brand-with-breach-notice</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Hanes spends about $30,000 to buy T-Shirts.store<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Radix started the Early Access period for .store today. When I wrote about it yesterday, I noted Radix&rsquo;s steep day one prices of about $30,000 retail.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/hanes-spends-30000-t-shirts-store/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/hanes-spends-30000-t-shirts-store/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD registrations smash through 20-million barrier, but spike is not all it seems [registration]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>At time of writing, according to ntldstats.com there have been 21,251,190 domain name registrations across 1,013 new gTLDs. Registrations have been on an upward trajectory since the launch of the programme in early 2014, the line getting steeper as more TLDs go live. However, over the last week things sped up significantly, with almost three million registrations added in three days.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=27723f07-db6a-47fc-93ee-cc01c7c7b744"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=27723f07-db6a-47fc-93ee-cc01c7c7b744</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Jeff Neuman discusses the new gTLD subsequent procedures PDP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The importance of the new gTLD subsequent procedures PDP explained by the Co-Chair of the Working Group Jeff Neuman.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWE2nYQgOII"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWE2nYQgOII</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This week&rsquo;s new TLDs: .Group, .Salon and .Store EAP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>... The .Store early access period starts on Tuesday when you can get .store domains for a hefty price of about $30,000. While that number might seem crazy, I can&rsquo;t blame .store registry Radix for trying.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/06/tlds-group-store/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/06/tlds-group-store/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS security can be improved with cookies, suggest IETF boffins<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A proposal raised late May at the IETF suggests adding cookies to the DNS to help defend the critical system against denial-of-service exploits.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/07/dns_security_can_be_improved_with_cookies_ietf_boffins_suggest/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/07/dns_security_can_be_improved_with_cookies_ietf_boffins_suggest/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Massive DDoS attacks reach record levels as botnets make them cheaper to launch [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>There were 19 DDoS attacks that exceeded 100 Gbps during the first three months of the year, almost four times more than in the previous quarter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Millions Of Systems Worldwide Found Exposed On The Public Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>More then 10 million systems worldwide on the Internet leave a door open to their relational databases and millions of nodes leave telnet, printer, and other ports exposed, according to new data from Rapid7&rsquo;s Project Sonar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/operations/millions-of-systems-worldwide-found-exposed-on-the-public-internet-/d/d-id/1325815"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/operations/millions-of-systems-worldwide-found-exposed-on-the-public-internet-/d/d-id/1325815</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rent-a-botnet services making massive DDoS attacks more common than ever before<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>There were 19 distributed DDoS attacks that exceeded 100 Gbps during the first three months of the year, four times more than in the previous quarter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/3079990/security/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-as-botnets-make-them-cheaper-to-launch.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/3079990/security/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-as-botnets-make-them-cheaper-to-launch.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Singapore prepares to block internet access on government computers [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Singapore will cut off internet access on government computers within a year for security reasons, a surprise move in one of the world's most wired countries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-08/singapore-blocking-internet-access-on-government-computers/7494498"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-08/singapore-blocking-internet-access-on-government-computers/7494498</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Belgium tops list of nations most vulnerable to hacking<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A new &ldquo;heat map of the internet&rdquo; has revealed the countries most vulnerable to hacking attacks, by scanning the entire internet for servers with their front doors wide open.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/08/belgium-nations-vulnerable-hacking-exposed-servers-rapid7-heat-map-internet"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/08/belgium-nations-vulnerable-hacking-exposed-servers-rapid7-heat-map-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New Zealand ranked 18th in the world for cyber attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Microsoft's leading man in the fight against cyber criminals in Asia Pacific says New Zealand's rate of attacks is low compared to other countries in the region, but attacks are still happening constantly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11652884"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11652884</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NZ dodges cyber attack bullet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New Zealand is one of the least affected countries in Asia Pacific when it comes to cyber attacks, but harmful software is circulating around the globe in massive numbers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11652248"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11652248</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: Cyber security message getting through - Microsoft<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Businesses and individuals are increasingly aware of the risk of cyber threats and are looking for ways to protect themselves in the event of a cyber attack, Microsoft's expert on cybersecurity in New Zealand says.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/it-security/news/article.cfm?c_id=239&amp;objectid=11651469"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/it-security/news/article.cfm?c_id=239&amp;objectid=11651469</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Copyright Group: Hypocrite .ORG Registry Should Ban The Pirate Bay<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A coalition of prominent copyright holders including Disney, 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal and Viacom are pressuring the U.S. based .ORG domain registry to take action against The Pirate Bay. The Copyright Alliance is shocked that the registry allows the notorious torrent site to operate freely and wants the domain name offline. The TPB-team, meanwhile, is not impressed with the pressure and notes that the movement is much more than a domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/copyright-group-hypocrite-org-registry-should-ban-the-pirate-bay-160606/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/copyright-group-hypocrite-org-registry-should-ban-the-pirate-bay-160606/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>RIAA Fails to Take Down Pirate Bay Domain, For Now<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The RIAA has sent a formal letter to the Public Interest Registry, asking it to suspend Pirate Bay's .ORG domain. The registry hasn't complied with the request but has forwarded it to Pirate Bay's registrar EasyDNS who insist the domain will stay up. So the question now is will the RIAA take the matter to court?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-fails-take-pirate-bay-domain-now-160606/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-fails-take-pirate-bay-domain-now-160606/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>RIAA Fails to Take Down Pirate Bay Domain, For Now<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The RIAA has sent a formal letter to the Public Interest Registry, asking it to suspend Pirate Bay's .ORG domain. The registry hasn't complied with the request but has forwarded it to Pirate Bay's registrar EasyDNS who insist the domain will stay up. So the question now is will the RIAA take the matter to court?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-fails-take-pirate-bay-domain-now-160606/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-fails-take-pirate-bay-domain-now-160606/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>RIAA may need to go legal to suspend the thepiratebay.org domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A request by the Recording Industry Association Of America to get The Pirate Bay&rsquo;s .org domain suspended has ended up with the file-sharing platform&rsquo;s registrar EasyDNS, which has been adamant in the past that it will only respond to court orders.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/riaa-may-need-to-go-legal-to-suspend-the-thepiratebay-org-domain/"><span>http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/riaa-may-need-to-go-legal-to-suspend-the-thepiratebay-org-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nike scores cybersquatting victory<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sportswear brand Nike has scored a victory at the US-based Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldipreview.com/news/nike-scores-cybersquatting-victory-10240"><span>http://www.worldipreview.com/news/nike-scores-cybersquatting-victory-10240</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Complainants should hire domain name attorneys, too<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A good number of domain names are lost via UDRP when the domain name owner fails to put up an adequate defense. The domain name owner fails to hire a qualified domain name attorney who understands the ins and outs of UDRP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/complainants-hire-domain-name-attorneys/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/complainants-hire-domain-name-attorneys/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Book Review: Domain Name Arbitration by Gerald Levine by Chris LaHatte</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dr. Gerald Levine is a New York attorney with a depth of experience in intellectual property matters. He has written widely on many difficult topics including the Dispute Resolution Journal of the American Arbitration Association, the New York Law Journal and Law School law journals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/08/book-review-domain-name-arbitration-gerald-levine/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/08/book-review-domain-name-arbitration-gerald-levine/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Phillip Island Nature Park Board of Management Inc. v. The Trustee for the Langford Family Trust No. 4 ABN 71513399182, Technology Consulting and Solutions Pty Ltd ACN 074 527 - Case No. DAU2016-0014</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>1. The Parties: The Complainant is Phillip Island Nature Park Board of Management Inc. of Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, represented by DLA Piper Australia, Australia. The Respondents are The Trustee for the Langford Family Trust No. 4 ABN 71513399182 of Surf Beach, Victoria, Australia; and Technology Consulting and Solutions Pty Ltd ACN 074 527 of Malvern, Victoria, Australia, represented by David Luscombe &amp; Associates, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;churchillislandcafe.com.au&gt; (the "Disputed Domain Name") is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd (the "Registrar").<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0014"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0014</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Netflix Blocks IPv6 Tunnels Over Geo-Unblocking Fears<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>After taking action against people using VPNs and proxies, Netflix is engaged in enhanced efforts to stop users accessing geo-blocked content. According to several reports, Netflix is now blocking users who use IPv4 to IPv6 tunnel brokers, even when doing so legitimately.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/netflix-blocks-ipv6-over-geo-unblocking-fears-160608/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/netflix-blocks-ipv6-over-geo-unblocking-fears-160608/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Google's IPv6 Stats Hit 12% on Fourth Anniversary of World IPv6 Launch by Dan York<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Four years ago today, thousands of websites, including Facebook, Google and Yahoo, and hundreds of networks permanently enabled IPv6 in what was called "World IPv6 Launch". One year before, on June 6, 2011, there had been a 24-hour test in "World IPv6 Day" but by June 6, 2012, IPv6 was enabled permanently for the participating sites and networks. One of the many IPv6 statistics sites many of us have watched since that time has been Google's statistics.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160606_google_ipv6_stats_hit_12_percent_on_4th_anniversary_of_world_ipv6/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160606_google_ipv6_stats_hit_12_percent_on_4th_anniversary_of_world_ipv6/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Four years since World IPv6 Launch: entering the mainstream<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It has now been five years since World IPv6 Day and four years since World IPv6 Launch. The long-term global Internet transition to IPv6 is well underway and increasingly entering the mainstream.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/four-years-since-world-ipv6-launch-entering-the-mainstream.html"><span>https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/four-years-since-world-ipv6-launch-entering-the-mainstream.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Mega Attacks Hit New Record; Repeat Attacks Surge; Booter/Stresser Sites Launching Multiple Attack Vectors Simultaneously<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Akamai Technologies, Inc., the global leader in content delivery network services, today published the Q1 2016 State of the Internet &ndash; Security Report. The quarterly report provides a detailed view of the global cloud security threat landscape and in-depth analysis and insight into malicious activity observed across the Akamai Intelligent Platform.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/news/press/2016-press/akamai-releases-first-quarter-2016-state-of-the-internet-security-report.jsp"><span>https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/news/press/2016-press/akamai-releases-first-quarter-2016-state-of-the-internet-security-report.jsp</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>us: Presidential Candidates Must Be Masters of Their Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Throughout the presidential campaign, many candidates in both parties have dealt with online trolls using their names on bogus campaign sites. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton faced this obstacle early in her campaign when Reuters discovered that the URL hillaryclinton.org was a spam site filled with malicious software and owned by an administrator in the Cayman Islands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://observer.com/2016/06/presidential-candidates-must-be-masters-of-their-domain-names/"><span>http://observer.com/2016/06/presidential-candidates-must-be-masters-of-their-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Selling a 6 figure domain name &ndash; Kate Buckley &ndash; DNW Podcast #87<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Kate Buckley just brokered the sale of Rate.com to GuaranteedRate.com for $725,000. In this episode of the Domain Name Wire Podcast, she explains her process for selling Rate.com, which should help you when you try to sell a valuable domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/06/selling-6-figure-domain-kate-buckley-dnw-podcast-87-dnw-podcast-87/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/06/selling-6-figure-domain-kate-buckley-dnw-podcast-87-dnw-podcast-87/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cisco Visual Networking Index Predicts Near-Tripling of IP Traffic by 2020<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>According to today&rsquo;s release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index&trade; (VNI) Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020, global IP traffic will nearly triple at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent over the next five years. More than one billion new Internet users are expected to join the global Internet community, growing from three billion in 2015 to 4.1 billion by 2020.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&amp;articleId=1771211"><span>https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&amp;articleId=1771211</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IP traffic forecast to skyrocket by 2020<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cisco&rsquo;s Global IP Traffic &amp; Service Adoption Forecasts for 2015 to 2020 share the biggest fixed and mobile broadband predictions for the next five years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://newsroom.cisco.com/feature-content?type=webcontent&amp;articleId=1771195"><span>https://newsroom.cisco.com/feature-content?type=webcontent&amp;articleId=1771195</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Web's Creator Looks to Reinvent It</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twenty-seven years ago, Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web as a way for scientists to easily find information. It has since become the world&rsquo;s most powerful medium for knowledge, communications and commerce &mdash; but that doesn&rsquo;t mean Mr. Berners-Lee is happy with all of the consequences.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/technology/the-webs-creator-looks-to-reinvent-it.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/technology/the-webs-creator-looks-to-reinvent-it.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Microsoft Finds Cancer Clues in Search Queries<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Microsoft scientists have demonstrated that by analyzing large samples of search engine queries they may in some cases be able to identify internet users who are suffering from pancreatic cancer, even before they have received a diagnosis of the disease.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/technology/online-searches-can-identify-cancer-victims-study-finds.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/technology/online-searches-can-identify-cancer-victims-study-finds.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Return Path Reveals Top Email Trends of the Future<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With the email landscape becoming ever more complex, brands often struggle to keep pace with changes&mdash;much less prepare for what the future may hold. To address this challenge, data solutions provider Return Path today released a new report highlighting 20 visionary ideas to help brands &ldquo;futureproof&rdquo; their email program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://returnpath.com/newsroom/return-path-reveals-top-email-trends-future/"><span>https://returnpath.com/newsroom/return-path-reveals-top-email-trends-future/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Software designed to stop cyberbullying before it starts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Kids often get access to the internet at young ages, but have little understanding of how their comments online might affect others. A new tool being trialled in schools hopes to get kids to stop and think about what they say before they post.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drawingroom/reword-software-designed-to-stop-cyberbullying-before-it-starts/7480752"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drawingroom/reword-software-designed-to-stop-cyberbullying-before-it-starts/7480752</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: The dangers of sexting for teenagers</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>While sending provocative images of oneself may initially seem to be just a bit of fun, the legal repercussions for those under the age of 18 can be very real, and in some cases has even led to child pornography charges.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/The-dangers-of-sexting-for-teenagers"><span>http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/The-dangers-of-sexting-for-teenagers</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>BRAND PROTECTION &amp; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Submission in Response to the Productivity Commission Draft Report Intellectual Property Arrangements<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australia&rsquo;s copyright laws operate as a serious roadblock to preparing children to be the creators and innovators of the future.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://infojustice.org/archives/36119"><span>http://infojustice.org/archives/36119</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 6 Jun 06:40 2016

auDA domain news

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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ICANN Board Decisions to become More Transparent

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-board-decisions-to-become-more-transparent/>

 

AusRegistry welcomes Uniregistry as the newest .au accredited Registrar

<https://www.ausregistry.com.au/ausregistry-welcomes-uniregistry-as-the-newest-au-accredited-registrar/>

 

nz: Public trust cited as Govt improves domain name security

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601083/public-trust-cited-govt-improves-domain-name-security/>

 

nz: WHATIS? WHOIS? Privacy? Huh? Have Your Say!

<https://centr.org/news/185-news/653-nz-whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say.html>

 

New gTLD Registrations Rocket Past 21 Million As .XYZ Rockets To 5.6 Million

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/04/new-gtld-registrations-20-million-xyz-5-2m/>

 

Donuts’ new 50% price hike explained

<http://domainincite.com/20538-donuts-new-price-50-price-hike-explained>

 

Three Top Recommendations from Gartner’s Latest Phishing Report

<https://blog.returnpath.com/three-top-recommendations-from-gartners-latest-phishing-report/>

 

nz: Cyber security message getting through - Microsoft

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11651469>

 

How to use a local domain extension to increase sales leads through community branding

<http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/how-to-use-a-local-domain-extension-to-increase-sales-leads-through-community-branding/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Cruz touts bill as 'last chance' to delay internet domain handoff

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is circulating a new bill that would prevent the government from handing off oversight of the internet domain name system without approval from Congress.

<http://thehill.com/policy/technology/282009-cruz-touting-bill-as-last-chance-to-delay-internet-domain-handoff>

 

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ICANN

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Request for Appointment of Candidates to Participate on the Customer Standing Committee

Yesterday, ICANN sent a letter to the ICANN Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees, and the Registry Stakeholder Group to request that these organizations initiate their internal processes to appoint candidates to serve as members and liaisons on the Customer Standing Committee.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-02-en>

 

Pre-ICANN56 Policy Update Webinar

The ICANN Policy Development Support Team will provide a Policy Update Webinar on Thursday, 16 June 2016 at 10:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC, in preparation for the upcoming ICANN Policy Forum in Helsinki. The purpose of the webinar is to summarize policy activities across the ICANN policy development community and briefing the community on the Cross-Community sessions taking place in Helsinki.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-02-en>

 

Finland to Host International Internet Community at ICANN56 This Month

Domain names are used as addresses for the most important services of the Internet, such as website and e-mail addresses. FICORA manages .FI domain names in Finland and ICANN is responsible for them at the global level. The first ICANN meeting in Finland will be held from 27–30 June 2016.

<https://domain.fi/info/en/index/tietoa/ajankohtaista/2016/P_8.html>

 

ICANN Board Decisions to become More Transparent

ICA has long been an advocate for greater transparency in ICANN operations, especially in the decision-making activities of the Board. Back in May 2012, reacting to the announcement that the Board would no longer hold decisional sessions on the final day of each of the three yearly ICANN public meetings, we published a blog titled, “ICANN Board Meetings Should be Webcast Live”.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-board-decisions-to-become-more-transparent/>

 

What happened to the proposed domain name privacy reforms?

Last year, the intellectual property community lost an important battle in the war against IP abuse and infringements on the Internet.

<https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/what-happened-to-the-proposed-domain-name-privacy-reforms/>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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AusRegistry welcomes Uniregistry as the newest .au accredited Registrar

As the .au namespace prepares to celebrate its milestone 30th year in operation, AusRegistry has welcomed Cayman Islands-based Registrar Uniregistry as the latest addition to the .au channel.

<https://www.ausregistry.com.au/ausregistry-welcomes-uniregistry-as-the-newest-au-accredited-registrar/>

 

CNNIC and Verisign Signed Cooperation Agreement to Provide Domain Name Verification Service

On 28 April, 2016, Patrick Kane, the vice president of Verisign has paid a visit to CNNIC. Researcher Xiaodong Lee, Director of CNNIC and Patrick Kane have discussed the cooperation in the field of domain name.

<http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201604/t20160429_53602.htm>

 

China’s MIIT is Hiring to Move Forward New Domain Approvals Process

For domain name registries eagerly awaiting Chinese government approval for permission to fully enable their domains in the world’s most populous nation, a ray of hope emerged today in China.

<http://allegravita.com/2016/06/03/chinas-miit-hiring-move-domain-approvals-process/>

 

.Com Winners & Losers – China makes a comeback

ICANN has published the latest .com transactions report from registry Verisign, showing official results from February.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/02/com-china-comeback/>

 

nl: DNS blocking has no place in the new Gaming Act

On-line gambling remains illegal in the Netherlands. The government has for some years been working on a law that would legalise the activity, but progress has not been easy.

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/dns-blocking-has-no-place-in-the-new-gaming-act>

 

nz: Public trust cited as Govt improves domain name security

Recent changes to how the Department of Internal Affairs manages government website domain names is hoping to trigger a rise in online security and result in greater public trust in government websites.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601083/public-trust-cited-govt-improves-domain-name-security/>

 

nz: NetHui 2016...coming soon

Over the past few months we've been busy planning NetHui 2016 - and it's going to look a little different this year...

<https://internetnz.nz/blog/nethui-2016coming-soon>

 

nz: WHATIS? WHOIS? Privacy? Huh? Have Your Say!

In Privacy Week, there’s a debate going on about publication of addresses and contact details as part of the registration of a .nz domain name.

<https://centr.org/news/185-news/653-nz-whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say.html>

 

Data Quality in .PT

The .PT is committed to promoting the quality of the data in the registration and domain name management.

<https://www.dns.pt/en/news/data-quality-in-pt/>

 

New section added to Russian Domains website

The Russian Domains statistical resource has added a new section – Web Technometrics – to its website. The collected statistical data make it possible to assess the prevalence of key solutions in the field of web technologies, as well as in the use of domains and the organization of access infrastructure. All data are available for each of the three Russian domains – .RU, .РФ and .SU.

<https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=9875>

 

dotStore Sunrise proving popular

The dotStore TLD is on course to become one of the most popular Sunrise Periods so far in this round of gTLD launches. To date, the extensions that have attracted the most attention from trademark holders have been dotPorn (2,091), dotAdult (2,049), dotLondon (799), dotClothing (676) and dotWebsite (633).

<https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/dotstore-sunrise-proving-popular/>

 

BOOM! Tomorrow marks 2 years of .XYZ

On June 2, 2014, .xyz launched as the new go-to domain ending for the next generation of internet users, and we haven’t looked back since.

<https://gen.xyz/blog/2years>

 

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NEW TLDS

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Talking ICANN and New gTLDs at INTA’s 138th Annual Meeting

ICANN’s New gTLD Program has always been regarded with some degree of skepticism from the intellectual property community. After all, in-house counsels tasked with protecting trademarks online previously had to only consider a few legacy TLDs like .com and .net as well as ccTLDs like .de and .cn, whereas now they must take action to protect trademarks across hundreds of additional gTLDs. At the INTA 138th Annual Meeting, which took place May 20-25, 2016, the New gTLD Program was the focal point of one panel discussion, followed by a related Q&A session.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/talking-icann-new-gtlds-intas-138th-annual-meeting/>

 

.xyz tops 5 million domains as penny deals continue

XYZ.com became the first new gTLD operator to top five million domains in a single TLD last night, when .xyz added almost 1.5 million names.

<http://domainincite.com/20545-xyz-tops-5-million-domains-as-penny-deals-continue>

 

New gTLD Registrations Rocket Past 20 Million As .XYZ Rockets To 5.2 Million

The heavily discounted promotion for .xyz's second birthday certainly paid dividends when it comes to registration numbers with the gTLD rocketing to 5.612 million registrations, according to nTLDstats.com. Four days ago there on 31 May there were 2.920 million registrations.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24695>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/04/new-gtld-registrations-20-million-xyz-5-2m/>

 

.xyz adds 788,000 domains in a day

XYZ.com managed to “sell” at least 788,167 .xyz domain names yesterday, as registrars gave them away for peanuts.

<http://domainincite.com/20529-xyz-adds-788000-domains-in-a-day>

 

Donuts to hike prices 50% on some TLDs

While some new gTLD registries are all about the giveaways and deep discounting, Donuts has taken the unprecedented decision to actually increase its prices.

<http://domainincite.com/20535-donuts-to-hike-prices-50-on-some-tlds>

 

Donuts’ new 50% price hike explained

Donuts’ new pricing model for 10 of its new gTLDs, announced yesterday, has caused some confusion for registrants and will make life more complex for registrars.

<http://domainincite.com/20538-donuts-new-price-50-price-hike-explained>

 

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

+600 new TLDs launched over the last 900 days. The list of TLDs has tripled over the last two years. So it has never been easier to find the right domain name for your business – but it has also become more complicated with so many choices.

<http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/best-new-tld/>

 

Donuts Adjusting Pricing for Ten gTLDs

Effective October 1, 2016, Donuts will upwardly adjust, by approximately 50%, the standard wholesale price for registrations in the following, ten TLDs:

<http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/donuts-adjusting-pricing-for-ten-gtlds>

 

Amazingly, .blockbuster will soon be a gTLD

Video rental chain Blockbuster may have gone the way of the the 8-track, the VCR, and the Nokia cell phone, but it will soon have a gTLD of its own.

<http://domainincite.com/20543-amazingly-blockbuster-will-soon-be-a-gtld>

 

Measuring the success of the gTLD program

There will come a point in the history of the new gTLD program when we have to decide whether it was a success or a failure. The criteria for success have never been clearly defined, but we can use a number of milestones and initial objectives to rate whether we can give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.

<https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/measuring-the-success-of-the-gtld-program/>

 

China might be inching closer to granting licenses for new TLDs

TLD companies have been eagerly waiting for the Chinese government to issue licenses that will allow Chinese citizens to be able to host sites on their domains in China. The government might be taking a step forward, based on recent job postings.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/02/china-licenses-newtlds/>

 

Domain name marketplace Sedo says 54 percent of new gTLDs are owned by the Chinese

China's quest for internet domination has taken an unusual detour: Exotic domain names.

<http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/02/domain-name-marketplace-sedo-says-54-percent-of-new-gtlds-are-owned-by-the-chinese.html>

 

Your time is the biggest expense with cheap new TLDs

I registered a handful of .xyz domain names early on. Daniel Negari has built buzz around the domain, and I think some of the domains I bought have value. Enough value that I pay $10 a year to renew domains like Wrestling.xyz, Prescriptions.xyz and Degrees.xyz.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/02/time-biggest-expense-cheap-new-tlds/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Three Top Recommendations from Gartner’s Latest Phishing Report

Phishing attacks are on the rise. In the first quarter of 2016, the Anti-Phishing Working Group observed more phishing attacks than at any other time in history. Gartner explores some possible reasons for this spike in their latest report on email fraud Fighting Phishing: Protect Your Brand. They suggest that it’s not that companies are doing anything to fight email fraud—it’s that their defenses are limited.

<https://blog.returnpath.com/three-top-recommendations-from-gartners-latest-phishing-report/>

 

Q1 2016 SOTI Security Preview: Reflection DDoS Attacks, Q1 2015-Q1 2016

Two quarters ago, we introduced Sankey diagrams to the State of the Internet: Security Report. Sankey graphs help visualize energy, material, or cost transfers between processes.

<https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/q1-2016-soti-security-preview-reflection-ddos-attacks-q1-2015-q1-2016.html>

 

Fraud Prevention Part 2 of 2: Developing a High-Impact Fraud Protection Program

A high-impact fraud program starts with an understanding of the evolving cybercrime landscape. We covered this in our earlier blog posting. Today’s cybercriminals use a host obfuscation techniques to evade detection which makes it extremely difficult to identify the many elements needed to investigate cyber-attacks.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/fraud-prevention-part-2-of-2-developing-a-high-impact-fraud-protection-program/>

 

Fraud Prevention Part 1 of 2: Trends in Social Engineering

In Part 1 of a 2-part blog on fraud prevention, Stefanie reviews current trends in social engineering. Fraud today is often based on Social Engineering, or the psychological manipulating of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It’s a type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access. It differs from a traditional “con” in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/fraud-prevention-part-1-of-2-trends-in-social-engineering/>

 

The Growing Threat of Domain Hijacking (and How to Protect Against It)

Domain hijacking seems like a foreign concept to most but it is a very real threat. While it doesn’t gain as much attention as spam or malware, domain hijacking is equally as disruptive to businesses and organizations. In most cases, these disruptions are temporary but they can produce lingering fallout on brands.

<http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-hijacking-protect-brand/>

 

Researchers Uncover Affiliate Network for Ransomware

Ransomware as a business is maturing and nowhere is that better illustrated than in Russia, according to Flashpoint researchers. The security firm released two reports on Thursday, one on a burgeoning ransomware-as-a-service business model (PDF) in Russia and the second on new developments in Russian ransomware kingpins targeting hospitals.

<https://threatpost.com/researchers-uncover-affiliate-network-for-ransomware/118452/>

 

Spooked by Bangladesh heist, Asian security summit works on cybersecurity

The South China Sea dispute and worries about North Korea dominated an Asian security summit at the weekend, but cybersecurity was also in focus as regional officials sought to improve coordination amid a rise in high-profile hacks.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/asia-security-cyber-idINKCN0YR0CL>

 

nz: Cyber security message getting through - Microsoft

Businesses and individuals are increasingly aware of the risk of cyber threats and are looking for ways to protect themselves in the event of a cyber attack, Microsoft's expert on cybersecurity in New Zealand says.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11651469>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Cyber Squatting: Concept, Types and Legal Regimes in India & USA by Sankalp Jain, Delhi High Court

Abstract: Cyber Squatting is a general practice where companies desire to obtain such domain names which can be easily identified with their established trademarks. This helps the public to identify the company as there is no physical contact between the two of them.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2786474>

 

Virgin avoids being derailed by cybersquatter

Multinational company the Virgin Group has recovered a domain name that is confusingly similar to its trademark.

<