David Goldstein | 22 Sep 06:15 2014

auDA Domain News - 22 September

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Results Available for 17 September 2014 New gTLD Program Auction

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17sep14-en>

 

Putin considers plan to unplug Russia from the internet 'in an emergency'

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow>

 

ICANN Auctions: The Latest Schedule and Why It Matters to Brands

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/09/17/icann-auctions-the-latest-schedule-and-why-it-matters-to-brands/>

 

ICANN's Fresh TLDs: a Gift to Phishers

<http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/icanns-fresh-top-level-domains-a/>

 

Is it Time for a Registration Operations Industry Association? Part III

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/is_it_time_for_a2>

 

'Z-Score' predicts doom of 6 companies - including Verisign

<http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/18/z-score-predicts-doom-of-6-companies/>

 

Australian Entrepreneurship Is Alive And Well

<http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrystanpaul/2014/09/21/australian-entrepreneurship-is-alive-and-well/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Should Governments Control the Internet? by Paul Rosenzweig, Brett D. Schaefer and James L. Gattuso

The Internet is now critical to the U.S. economy. A recent Hudson Institute analysis estimated that the information, communications, and technology sector accounted for nearly 10 percent of the total growth of the U.S. economy from 2002 to 2007 – in other words, the sector was responsible for more than $340 billion of the $4.6 trillion increase in real gross output of the U.S. economy over that period. Small wonder, then, that Congress has taken a keen interest in the Commerce Department's March 14 announcement that it intends to end its current supervisory role over ICANN and facilitate the transition to a new, private-sector led, bottom-up system under which ICANN will operate.

<http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2014/9/should-governments-control-the-internet>

 

Joint Press Statement for the U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy - The Sixth Director General-Level Meeting

The United States and Japan held the sixth Director General-level meeting of the U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy in Washington, D.C. on September 16 and 17, 2014. In this dialogue, which included a session with private sector representatives, participants held candid and vibrant discussions on important Internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) topics, such as: U.S.-Japan cooperation for ensuring the multi-stakeholder system of Internet governance; the use of personal data and protection of privacy; improving awareness of cyber security risks; telecommunications services; open data; R&D cooperation; and ICT for development. In particular, the United States and Japan continued their joint coordination in preparation for the upcoming Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU PP-14).

<http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/09/231839.htm>

 

IANA Stewardship Transition <at> APNIC 38

At the APNIC 38 conference on 17 September, the APNIC community were invited to discuss the IANA Stewardship Transition at a special session. Here’s how the session played out.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/17/iana-stewardship-transition-apnic-38/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Results Available for 17 September 2014 New gTLD Program Auction

On 17 September 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN's authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve string contention sets for three new gTLD strings; BUY, TECH, and VIP.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17sep14-en>

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-18-en>

 

IANA Stewardship Coordination Group Publishes Guidelines for Decision-Making

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today announced that it has finalized and published the group's Guidelines for Decision Making. The objective of the document is to assist the ICG in optimizing productivity and effectiveness in the process of making decisions.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-18-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board and Fadi Chehade, President and CEO to Supporting Organization, Advisory Committee, Stakeholder Group and Constituency Leadership

Response to Questions About Enhancing ICANN Accountability Efforts

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-chehade-to-soac-et-al-2014-09-18-en>

 

Building the Technical Internet Community in the Middle East

On September 8-11, ICANN held a DNSSEC workshop in Amman, Jordan together with the Jordanian-based professional services group, TAG-Org.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/building-the-technical-internet-community-in-the-middle-east>

 

Release of Country and Territory Names within the .NEUSTAR TLD

Purpose (Brief): A Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request was submitted by NeuStar, Inc. to allow the release of country and territory names for the .NEUSTAR TLD. As of 31 July 2014, Specification 13 has been granted for .NEUSTAR indicating that the TLD has .BRAND TLD provisions in place.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-19-en>

 

Martin Sutton, President | The Brand Registry Group, to Akram Atallah

Progress with .Brand Applicants and Future Co-operation

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/sutton-to-atallah-2014-09-17-en>

 

Cherine Chalaby, Chair, New gTLD Program Committee| ICANN, to Benedicto Fonseca Filho and Virgilio Fernandes Almeida

New gTLD Application for .AMAZON

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-filho-almeida-2014-09-19-en>

 

Putin considers plan to unplug Russia from the internet 'in an emergency'

The Kremlin is considering radical plans to unplug Russia from the global internet in the event of a serious military confrontation or big anti-government protests at home, Russian officials hinted on Friday.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow>

 

Moscow Considers Moves to Secure and Defend Internet in Russia

Russia's isolation in the wake of Western sanctions imposed over its intervention in Ukraine has reaffirmed the Kremlin's anxiety about U.S. control over the Internet.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/moscow-considers-moves-to-secure-and-defend-internet-in-russia-1411145000>

 

Russia to be disconnected from the Internet?

The issue of security of the Russian segment of the Internet will be a topic for discussion at the meeting of the Russian Security Council, with the participation of President Vladimir Putin and several high-ranking officials. The meeting will take place next week. According to various reports, the officials will make a number of decisions regulating the use of the Internet in Russia, providing for the ability to cut the Russian Internet, known as Runet, from the outside world, in case of emergency.

<http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/19-09-2014/128572-russia_internet-0/>

 

Russia looking at measures not to let Russia be cut off internet — minister

The Russian authorities are not planning to cut the country off the worldwide web, but, on the contrary, are looking at measures in case the West tries to block Internet access for Russia, Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said on Friday.

<http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/750406>

 

Russia Plans Break From Global Web as U.S. Rift Deepens

Russia plans next week to discuss contingency measures to cut the country off from the global Internet in what the Kremlin called a necessary step to shield the nation from the U.S.-controlled worldwide Web.

<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-19/russia-seeks-to-safeguard-itself-from-u-s-internet-regulation.html>

 

Amid Ukraine crisis, Russia scared ICANN might switch off its domains

Russia is reportedly worried that the current wave of Western sanctions against it may wind up including ICANN turning off its domain names.

<http://domainincite.com/17373-amid-ukraine-crisis-russia-scared-icann-might-switch-off-its-domains>

 

ICANN strengthens GAC advice

ICANN has published a proposed amendment to its bylaws that can be interpreted as giving the world's governments a stronger voice in matters concerning ICANN's actions, such as the introduction of new gTLDs. This proposed change will make it harder for the ICANN Board to reject advice from its Government Advisory Committee.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=0f1b2975-4b47-4abf-bbfb-01ef43926b37>

 

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ae: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority hosts training sessions for IPv6

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) hosts industry specific training sessions from 7 to 11 September on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Participating were a number of organisations as well as federal and local government departments

<http://tra.gov.ae/news_Telecommunications_Regulatory_Authority_hosts_training_sessions_for_IPv6-650-1.php>

 

Possible use of .bv

Norid is negotiating with the Dutch registry, SIDN, about a collaboration to make the .bv TLD available to the Dutch market.

<http://www.norid.no/nytt/mulig-bruk-bv.en.html>

 

Make Your Idea Internet Official: Your .com Is Waiting

As you think about bringing your business online, look no further than .com, one of the most universally recognized domains on the Internet. While .com is highly desirable for the businesses and individuals around the globe, did you know there are still millions upon millions of great .com domain names available for registration?

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

 

nl: Simplerinvoicing and SIDN join forces

The Simplerinvoicing Foundation and SIDN, the company behind .nl, will be working closely together to expedite the introduction and adoption of electronic invoices that conform to the European standard (PEPPOL).

<https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/simplerinvoicing-and-sidn-join-forces/>

 

nl: The.nlyst 15 now out

On 1 September, the SIDN Funds formally began operations. The latest edition of The.nlyst introduces you to the Fund’s CEO, Valerie Frissen. There are also features on two initiatives that SIDN is actively involved with: Digital Infrastructure Netherlands, an internet industry umbrella group that works for a secure and reliable digital economy, and the Platform for Internet Standards, a body set up to promote the general acceptance of standards such as iPv6 and DNSSEC.

<https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-15-now-out/>

 

ru: Two-thirds of malicious domains found to spread malware

In August, Group-IB sent accredited registrars 101 notices to remove domain names that were in violation. As a result, 80 domain names were taken down.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6047>

 

Email to .uk rights holders

We are currently emailing registrants of UK domains (.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, etc.) that have been granted the right to the short .uk equivalent of their current domain under our 5-year reservation mechanism.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/email-uk-rights-holders>

 

za: SA closes in on 1m domain names

SA will have more than one million domain names ending in .za by the first quarter of 2015 as new Web sites maintain a steady pace in going live. This is according to Lucky Masilela, CEO of the ZA Central Registry, who was speaking at the iWeek annual Internet industry conference this week.

<http://www.itweb.co.za/?id=137826:SA-closes-in-on-1m-domain-names>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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ICANN Auctions: The Latest Schedule and Why It Matters to Brands

On September 11, 2014, ICANN released an updated Auction Schedule for all remaining contention sets – a situation where more than one organization applied for the same gTLD. The outcome of these ICANN Auctions affects not only the new gTLD applicants involved, but also brand owners looking to register in new gTLDs.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/09/17/icann-auctions-the-latest-schedule-and-why-it-matters-to-brands/>

 

Amazon beats Google to $4.6m .buy domain

Online retailer Amazon has secured the .buy gTLD after beating Google at an auction. Amazon paid nearly $4.6 million for the suffix, trumping other hopeful applicants Donuts Inc and Famous Four Media.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/amazon-beats-google-to-4-6m-buy-domain-4102>

 

.website gets 6,500 regs in first four hours

The new gTLD .website got over 6,500 registrations in the first four hours of general availability, according to Radix Registry.

<http://domainincite.com/17363-website-gets-6500-regs-in-first-four-hours>

 

Which made more money — .website, .press or .host?

Radix Registry launched its first three new gTLDs yesterday, and the first day’s numbers make an interesting case study in how difficult it can be to judge the health of a TLD.

<http://domainincite.com/17369-which-made-more-money-website-press-or-host>

 

Amazon splashes out $4.6m on .Buy domain name

Online retailer Amazon has stumped up $4.6m to purchase the exclusive rights to the .Buy domain name as it embraces a new generation of custom internet addresses.

<http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/09/18/amazon-splashes-out-46m-buy-domain-name>

 

.website gets 6,500 regs in first four hours

The new gTLD .website got over 6,500 registrations in the first four hours of general availability, according to Radix Registry.

<http://domainincite.com/17363-website-gets-6500-regs-in-first-four-hours>

 

CentralNic invests $1.5m in mystery gTLD applicant

Registry back-end provider CentralNic has stumped up $1.5 million to back a new gTLD applicant in a forthcoming private auction.

<http://domainincite.com/17358-centralnic-invests-1-5m-in-mystery-gtld-applicant>

 

Donuts wants to patent Domain Protected Marks List

Donuts wants to patent the Domain Protected Marks List (DPML), a service that helps brand owners prevent their trademarks from being registered across multiple TLDs.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/donuts-wants-to-patent-domain-protected-marks-list/>

 

.Buzz discovers that its registrants enjoy the high life

When Bill Doshier decided to apply for the .buzz TLD, he had a vision for how it would be used: entertainment, social media, fashion…you get the idea.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/buzz-high-life/>

 

New TLDs find their religion: .Church wins the day

... I should have known that word travels fast in the religious community. .Church was the top domain yesterday, gaining 3,409 registrations in the zone file to end with 4,044.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/new-tlds-church/>

 

A Trick to Register Good Generic Domain Names by Jean Guillon

A good domain name can be difficult to find... in particular when the domain name extension is highly demanded. It is what is happening with the .CLUB new gTLD. Should your Registrar tell you that the desired domain name is not available, it is not necessarily true. Anybody involved in launching a website has to go through a search for a domain name, and most of the time, it begins with the following question: "is the .com available?". Most of the time the answer is: "no it is not".

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140918_a_trick_to_register_good_generic_domain_names/>

 

Backing from the City of Las Vegas Helped .VEGAS Draw Plenty of Attention to Their Launch

Befitting its status as the new gTLD representing the Entertainment Capital of the World, .VEGAS had a very splashy General Availability debut Monday (Sept. 15) in Las Vegas. The new extension is also benefiting from its partnership with the City of Las Vegas who gets 10% from each .VEGAS registration.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140918-2.htm>

 

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ICANN's Fresh TLDs: a Gift to Phishers

Though they may be freshly initiated internet addresses, malicious activity is already being seen coming from many of the new TLDs released this year by ICANN. It’s a worrying trend that shows fresh addressing to be a boon for phishers and spammers—at least at first.

<http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/icanns-fresh-top-level-domains-a/>

 

Hackers Break in to Prominent Domain Registrars, Moniker, Melbourne IT, Name.com and Xinnet

A story on Hacker News from earlier Tuesday mentions that a group of hackers , Hack The Planet (HTP), was able to hack in to several domain name registrars late last year . The registrars were not specifically targeted, rather they were hacked in order to take down the hosting of another hacker’s IRC channel.

<http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/hackers-break-in-to-prominent-domain-registrars-moniker-melbourne-it-name-com-and-xinnet/22534>

 

Warning over Isis cyber threat

The Islamist militants who have seized almost a third of Iraq and Syria pose the next great cyber threat as terrorist organisations hoard cyber weaponry from underground markets, the chief executive of FireEye has warned.

<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/92fb509c-3ee7-11e4-adef-00144feabdc0.html>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Complainant Gets Dumped On After 13 Years Of Inaction

Until Certplex, Ltd. filed a complaint against respondent Hasham Malik / NextAge, the two entities had used their domains concurrently for 13 years with no conflict. Given that the complaint ended in a denied transfer of the domain name braindumps.biz, it seems that the Complainant should have left well enough alone.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/09/14/complainant-gets-dumped-on-after-13-years-of-inaction/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Is it Time for a Registration Operations Industry Association? Part III

In Parts I and II of this series of blog posts I described the need for a registration operations industry association. At the end of Part II, I wrote that Part III will describe “an opportunity for everyone that’s interested in discussing this topic in a live environment.” The large number of people attending ICANN 51 in Los Angeles presents the best chance of discussion with many potential participants being in the same place at the same time. Let’s take advantage of that proximity.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/is_it_time_for_a2>

 

'Z-Score' predicts doom of 6 companies

Does it seem you’re the last to know when a company is in serious financial trouble and end up holding the worthless stock? There’s an early warning system all investors need to know about — the Altman Z-Score — that’s is calling out six companies for being in a tough spot. ... So, which companies is the Z-Score warning investors about now? There are six companies in the Standard & Poor’s 1500 index, including Internet infrastructure company VeriSign, computer networker Ciena and publisher Time that each have negative Z-Scores.

<http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/18/z-score-predicts-doom-of-6-companies/>

 

IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT [IDG]

The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/555580/ieee-standards-group-wants-bring-order-iot/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/555580/ieee-standards-group-wants-bring-order-iot/>

 

GoDaddy Executes On New Marketing Strategy

GoDaddy ... launches its 2014 advertising campaign today with new television commercials, online and print advertising and social media engagements. The rollout is another key milestone in GoDaddy’s overall mission to empower small business owners.

<https://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-executes-on-new-marketing-strategy.aspx>

 

APNIC Community Selects New Members to the ASO AC / NRO NC

As part of APNIC 38 in Brisbane, Australia, the APNIC community elected Dr Ajay Kumar as a representative of the Asia Pacific Region to the ASO AC/NRO NC. Dr Kumar will replace Naresh Ajwani who served in the Address Council from 2009. Dr Kumar’s term will begin on January 1st 2015 and end on December 31st 2016.

<https://www.nro.net/news/apnic-community-selects-new-members-to-the-aso-ac-nro-nc>

 

RIPE NCC Launches General Meeting Registration Through LIR Portal

For the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) on 5 November 2014, RIPE NCC members can now register their attendance and voting preferences through the LIR Portal.

<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-launches-general-meeting-registration-through-lir-portal>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Australian Entrepreneurship Is Alive And Well

... Freelancer CEO and founder Matt Barrie revealed for the first time how much he paid to acquire the Freelancer.com domain name – a staggering $325,000, which was one of the highest amounts paid for a domain in Australia at the time.

<http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrystanpaul/2014/09/21/australian-entrepreneurship-is-alive-and-well/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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us: Study: Cities with super fast Internet speeds are more productive

It's become an article of faith among politicians, investors and entrepreneurs that the Internet — and access to it — is an economic engine. It helps connect Americans to education and government services. It serves as a platform for new ideas and companies that wind up changing the world. And it reduces costs for consumers and businesses everywhere.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/18/study-cities-with-super-fast-internet-speeds-are-more-productive/>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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Credit Card Companies Enable Piracy, Study Claims

A new report takes aim at the role that credit card companies are playing in enabling cyberlockers to collect tens of millions of dollars for pirated content.

<http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/credit-card-companies-enable-piracy-study-claims-1201308836/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Why a company you’ve never heard of is about to take over the world

The Chinese company Alibaba is going public at 9:30 AM ET on Friday. It is poised to be the largest IPO in history, expected to raise $21 billion. According to Fortune, the offering price will be in the range of $60 to $68 per share.

<http://www.salon.com/2014/09/18/why_a_company_youve_never_heard_of_is_about_to_take_over_the_world/>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Why the NBN's cost-benefit analysis is flawed on arrival by Mark Gregory

The recent Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) business luncheon held in Melbourne provided a venue for NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski and Professor Henry Ergas to provide a valuable insight into the NBN’s new direction.

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/9/18/technology/why-nbns-cost-benefit-analysis-flawed-arrival>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Results Available for 17 September 2014 New gTLD Program Auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17sep14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17sep14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Putin considers plan to unplug Russia from the internet 'in an emergency'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Auctions: The Latest Schedule and Why It Matters to Brands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/09/17/icann-auctions-the-latest-schedule-and-why-it-matters-to-brands/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/09/17/icann-auctions-the-latest-schedule-and-why-it-matters-to-brands/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's Fresh TLDs: a Gift to Phishers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/icanns-fresh-top-level-domains-a/"><span>http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/icanns-fresh-top-level-domains-a/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is it Time for a Registration Operations Industry Association? Part III<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/is_it_time_for_a2"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/is_it_time_for_a2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">'Z-Score' predicts doom of 6 companies - including Verisign<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/18/z-score-predicts-doom-of-6-companies/"><span>http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/18/z-score-predicts-doom-of-6-companies/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian Entrepreneurship Is Alive And Well<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrystanpaul/2014/09/21/australian-entrepreneurship-is-alive-and-well/"><span>http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrystanpaul/2014/09/21/australian-entrepreneurship-is-alive-and-well/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Should Governments Control the Internet? by Paul Rosenzweig, Brett D. Schaefer and James L. Gattuso<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet is now critical to the U.S. economy. A recent Hudson Institute analysis estimated that the information, communications, and technology sector accounted for nearly 10 percent of the total growth of the U.S. economy from 2002 to 2007 &ndash; in other words, the sector was responsible for more than $340 billion of the $4.6 trillion increase in real gross output of the U.S. economy over that period. Small wonder, then, that Congress has taken a keen interest in the Commerce Department's March 14 announcement that it intends to end its current supervisory role over ICANN and facilitate the transition to a new, private-sector led, bottom-up system under which ICANN will operate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2014/9/should-governments-control-the-internet"><span>http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2014/9/should-governments-control-the-internet</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Joint Press Statement for the U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy - The Sixth Director General-Level Meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The United States and Japan held the sixth Director General-level meeting of the U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy in Washington, D.C. on September 16 and 17, 2014. In this dialogue, which included a session with private sector representatives, participants held candid and vibrant discussions on important Internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) topics, such as: U.S.-Japan cooperation for ensuring the multi-stakeholder system of Internet governance; the use of personal data and protection of privacy; improving awareness of cyber security risks; telecommunications services; open data; R&amp;D cooperation; and ICT for development. In particular, the United States and Japan continued their joint coordination in preparation for the upcoming Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU PP-14).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/09/231839.htm"><span>http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/09/231839.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Stewardship Transition  <at>  APNIC 38<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the APNIC 38 conference on 17 September, the APNIC community were invited to discuss the IANA Stewardship Transition at a special session. Here&rsquo;s how the session played out.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/17/iana-stewardship-transition-apnic-38/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/17/iana-stewardship-transition-apnic-38/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Results Available for 17 September 2014 New gTLD Program Auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 17 September 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN's authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve string contention sets for three new gTLD strings; BUY, TECH, and VIP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17sep14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17sep14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Stewardship Coordination Group Publishes Guidelines for Decision-Making<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today announced that it has finalized and published the group's Guidelines for Decision Making. The objective of the document is to assist the ICG in optimizing productivity and effectiveness in the process of making decisions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board and Fadi Chehade, President and CEO to Supporting Organization, Advisory Committee, Stakeholder Group and Constituency Leadership<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Response to Questions About Enhancing ICANN Accountability Efforts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-chehade-to-soac-et-al-2014-09-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-chehade-to-soac-et-al-2014-09-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Building the Technical Internet Community in the Middle East<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On September 8-11, ICANN held a DNSSEC workshop in Amman, Jordan together with the Jordanian-based professional services group, TAG-Org.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/building-the-technical-internet-community-in-the-middle-east"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/building-the-technical-internet-community-in-the-middle-east</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Release of Country and Territory Names within the .NEUSTAR TLD</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): A Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request was submitted by NeuStar, Inc. to allow the release of country and territory names for the .NEUSTAR TLD. As of 31 July 2014, Specification 13 has been granted for .NEUSTAR indicating that the TLD has .BRAND TLD provisions in place.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-19-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Martin Sutton, President | The Brand Registry Group, to Akram Atallah</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Progress with .Brand Applicants and Future Co-operation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/sutton-to-atallah-2014-09-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/sutton-to-atallah-2014-09-17-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cherine Chalaby, Chair, New gTLD Program Committee| ICANN, to Benedicto Fonseca Filho and Virgilio Fernandes Almeida<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .AMAZON<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-filho-almeida-2014-09-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-filho-almeida-2014-09-19-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Putin considers plan to unplug Russia from the internet 'in an emergency'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Kremlin is considering radical plans to unplug Russia from the global internet in the event of a serious military confrontation or big anti-government protests at home, Russian officials hinted on Friday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moscow Considers Moves to Secure and Defend Internet in Russia<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia's isolation in the wake of Western sanctions imposed over its intervention in Ukraine has reaffirmed the Kremlin's anxiety about U.S. control over the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/moscow-considers-moves-to-secure-and-defend-internet-in-russia-1411145000"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/moscow-considers-moves-to-secure-and-defend-internet-in-russia-1411145000</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia to be disconnected from the Internet?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The issue of security of the Russian segment of the Internet will be a topic for discussion at the meeting of the Russian Security Council, with the participation of President Vladimir Putin and several high-ranking officials. The meeting will take place next week. According to various reports, the officials will make a number of decisions regulating the use of the Internet in Russia, providing for the ability to cut the Russian Internet, known as Runet, from the outside world, in case of emergency.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/19-09-2014/128572-russia_internet-0/"><span>http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/19-09-2014/128572-russia_internet-0/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia looking at measures not to let Russia be cut off internet &mdash; minister<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Russian authorities are not planning to cut the country off the worldwide web, but, on the contrary, are looking at measures in case the West tries to block Internet access for Russia, Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said on Friday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/750406"><span>http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/750406</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia Plans Break From Global Web as U.S. Rift Deepens<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia plans next week to discuss contingency measures to cut the country off from the global Internet in what the Kremlin called a necessary step to shield the nation from the U.S.-controlled worldwide Web.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-19/russia-seeks-to-safeguard-itself-from-u-s-internet-regulation.html"><span>http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-19/russia-seeks-to-safeguard-itself-from-u-s-internet-regulation.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Amid Ukraine crisis, Russia scared ICANN might switch off its domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia is reportedly worried that the current wave of Western sanctions against it may wind up including ICANN turning off its domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17373-amid-ukraine-crisis-russia-scared-icann-might-switch-off-its-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/17373-amid-ukraine-crisis-russia-scared-icann-might-switch-off-its-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN strengthens GAC advice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has published a proposed amendment to its bylaws that can be interpreted as giving the world's governments a stronger voice in matters concerning ICANN's actions, such as the introduction of new gTLDs. This proposed change will make it harder for the ICANN Board to reject advice from its Government Advisory Committee.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=0f1b2975-4b47-4abf-bbfb-01ef43926b37"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=0f1b2975-4b47-4abf-bbfb-01ef43926b37</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ae: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority hosts training sessions for IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) hosts industry specific training sessions from 7 to 11 September on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Participating were a number of organisations as well as federal and local government departments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://tra.gov.ae/news_Telecommunications_Regulatory_Authority_hosts_training_sessions_for_IPv6-650-1.php"><span>http://tra.gov.ae/news_Telecommunications_Regulatory_Authority_hosts_training_sessions_for_IPv6-650-1.php</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Possible use of .bv<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Norid is negotiating with the Dutch registry, SIDN, about a collaboration to make the .bv TLD available to the Dutch market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.norid.no/nytt/mulig-bruk-bv.en.html"><span>http://www.norid.no/nytt/mulig-bruk-bv.en.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Make Your Idea Internet Official: Your .com Is Waiting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As you think about bringing your business online, look no further than .com, one of the most universally recognized domains on the Internet. While .com is highly desirable for the businesses and individuals around the globe, did you know there are still millions upon millions of great .com domain names available for registration?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/make_your_idea_internet_official"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/make_your_idea_internet_official</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nl: Simplerinvoicing and SIDN join forces<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Simplerinvoicing Foundation and SIDN, the company behind .nl, will be working closely together to expedite the introduction and adoption of electronic invoices that conform to the European standard (PEPPOL).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/simplerinvoicing-and-sidn-join-forces/"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/simplerinvoicing-and-sidn-join-forces/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nl: The.nlyst 15 now out<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 1 September, the SIDN Funds formally began operations. The latest edition of The.nlyst introduces you to the Fund&rsquo;s CEO, Valerie Frissen. There are also features on two initiatives that SIDN is actively involved with: Digital Infrastructure Netherlands, an internet industry umbrella group that works for a secure and reliable digital economy, and the Platform for Internet Standards, a body set up to promote the general acceptance of standards such as iPv6 and DNSSEC. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-15-now-out/"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-15-now-out/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ru: Two-thirds of malicious domains found to spread malware<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In August, Group-IB sent accredited registrars 101 notices to remove domain names that were in violation. As a result, 80 domain names were taken down.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6047"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6047</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Email to .uk rights holders<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We are currently emailing registrants of UK domains (.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, etc.) that have been granted the right to the short .uk equivalent of their current domain under our 5-year reservation mechanism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/email-uk-rights-holders"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/email-uk-rights-holders</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">za: SA closes in on 1m domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SA will have more than one million domain names ending in .za by the first quarter of 2015 as new Web sites maintain a steady pace in going live. This is according to Lucky Masilela, CEO of the ZA Central Registry, who was speaking at the iWeek annual Internet industry conference this week. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itweb.co.za/?id=137826:SA-closes-in-on-1m-domain-names"><span>http://www.itweb.co.za/?id=137826:SA-closes-in-on-1m-domain-names</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Auctions: The Latest Schedule and Why It Matters to Brands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On September 11, 2014, ICANN released an updated Auction Schedule for all remaining contention sets &ndash; a situation where more than one organization applied for the same gTLD. The outcome of these ICANN Auctions affects not only the new gTLD applicants involved, but also brand owners looking to register in new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/09/17/icann-auctions-the-latest-schedule-and-why-it-matters-to-brands/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/09/17/icann-auctions-the-latest-schedule-and-why-it-matters-to-brands/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Amazon beats Google to $4.6m .buy domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online retailer Amazon has secured the .buy gTLD after beating Google at an auction. Amazon paid nearly $4.6 million for the suffix, trumping other hopeful applicants Donuts Inc and Famous Four Media.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/amazon-beats-google-to-4-6m-buy-domain-4102"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/amazon-beats-google-to-4-6m-buy-domain-4102</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.website gets 6,500 regs in first four hours<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new gTLD .website got over 6,500 registrations in the first four hours of general availability, according to Radix Registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17363-website-gets-6500-regs-in-first-four-hours"><span>http://domainincite.com/17363-website-gets-6500-regs-in-first-four-hours</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Which made more money &mdash; .website, .press or .host?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Radix Registry launched its first three new gTLDs yesterday, and the first day&rsquo;s numbers make an interesting case study in how difficult it can be to judge the health of a TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17369-which-made-more-money-website-press-or-host"><span>http://domainincite.com/17369-which-made-more-money-website-press-or-host</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Amazon splashes out $4.6m on .Buy domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online retailer Amazon has stumped up $4.6m to purchase the exclusive rights to the .Buy domain name as it embraces a new generation of custom internet addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/09/18/amazon-splashes-out-46m-buy-domain-name"><span>http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/09/18/amazon-splashes-out-46m-buy-domain-name</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.website gets 6,500 regs in first four hours<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new gTLD .website got over 6,500 registrations in the first four hours of general availability, according to Radix Registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17363-website-gets-6500-regs-in-first-four-hours"><span>http://domainincite.com/17363-website-gets-6500-regs-in-first-four-hours</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CentralNic invests $1.5m in mystery gTLD applicant<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registry back-end provider CentralNic has stumped up $1.5 million to back a new gTLD applicant in a forthcoming private auction.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17358-centralnic-invests-1-5m-in-mystery-gtld-applicant"><span>http://domainincite.com/17358-centralnic-invests-1-5m-in-mystery-gtld-applicant</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts wants to patent Domain Protected Marks List<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts wants to patent the Domain Protected Marks List (DPML), a service that helps brand owners prevent their trademarks from being registered across multiple TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/donuts-wants-to-patent-domain-protected-marks-list/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/donuts-wants-to-patent-domain-protected-marks-list/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Buzz discovers that its registrants enjoy the high life<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When Bill Doshier decided to apply for the .buzz TLD, he had a vision for how it would be used: entertainment, social media, fashion&hellip;you get the idea.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/buzz-high-life/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/buzz-high-life/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New TLDs find their religion: .Church wins the day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... I should have known that word travels fast in the religious community. .Church was the top domain yesterday, gaining 3,409 registrations in the zone file to end with 4,044.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/new-tlds-church/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/new-tlds-church/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Trick to Register Good Generic Domain Names by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A good domain name can be difficult to find... in particular when the domain name extension is highly demanded. It is what is happening with the .CLUB new gTLD. Should your Registrar tell you that the desired domain name is not available, it is not necessarily true. Anybody involved in launching a website has to go through a search for a domain name, and most of the time, it begins with the following question: "is the .com available?". Most of the time the answer is: "no it is not".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140918_a_trick_to_register_good_generic_domain_names/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140918_a_trick_to_register_good_generic_domain_names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Backing from the City of Las Vegas Helped .VEGAS Draw Plenty of Attention to Their Launch <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Befitting its status as the new gTLD representing the Entertainment Capital of the World, .VEGAS had a very splashy General Availability debut Monday (Sept. 15) in Las Vegas. The new extension is also benefiting from its partnership with the City of Las Vegas who gets 10% from each .VEGAS registration.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140918-2.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140918-2.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's Fresh TLDs: a Gift to Phishers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Though they may be freshly initiated internet addresses, malicious activity is already being seen coming from many of the new TLDs released this year by ICANN. It&rsquo;s a worrying trend that shows fresh addressing to be a boon for phishers and spammers&mdash;at least at first.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/icanns-fresh-top-level-domains-a/"><span>http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/icanns-fresh-top-level-domains-a/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers Break in to Prominent Domain Registrars, Moniker, Melbourne IT, Name.com and Xinnet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A story on Hacker News from earlier Tuesday mentions that a group of hackers , Hack The Planet (HTP), was able to hack in to several domain name registrars late last year . The registrars were not specifically targeted, rather they were hacked in order to take down the hosting of another hacker&rsquo;s IRC channel.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/hackers-break-in-to-prominent-domain-registrars-moniker-melbourne-it-name-com-and-xinnet/22534"><span>http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/hackers-break-in-to-prominent-domain-registrars-moniker-melbourne-it-name-com-and-xinnet/22534</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Warning over Isis cyber threat<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Islamist militants who have seized almost a third of Iraq and Syria pose the next great cyber threat as terrorist organisations hoard cyber weaponry from underground markets, the chief executive of FireEye has warned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/92fb509c-3ee7-11e4-adef-00144feabdc0.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/92fb509c-3ee7-11e4-adef-00144feabdc0.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Complainant Gets Dumped On After 13 Years Of Inaction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Until Certplex, Ltd. filed a complaint against respondent Hasham Malik / NextAge, the two entities had used their domains concurrently for 13 years with no conflict. Given that the complaint ended in a denied transfer of the domain name braindumps.biz, it seems that the Complainant should have left well enough alone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/09/14/complainant-gets-dumped-on-after-13-years-of-inaction/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/09/14/complainant-gets-dumped-on-after-13-years-of-inaction/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is it Time for a Registration Operations Industry Association? Part III<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In Parts I and II of this series of blog posts I described the need for a registration operations industry association. At the end of Part II, I wrote that Part III will describe &ldquo;an opportunity for everyone that&rsquo;s interested in discussing this topic in a live environment.&rdquo; The large number of people attending ICANN 51 in Los Angeles presents the best chance of discussion with many potential participants being in the same place at the same time. Let&rsquo;s take advantage of that proximity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/is_it_time_for_a2"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/is_it_time_for_a2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">'Z-Score' predicts doom of 6 companies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Does it seem you&rsquo;re the last to know when a company is in serious financial trouble and end up holding the worthless stock? There&rsquo;s an early warning system all investors need to know about &mdash; the Altman Z-Score &mdash; that&rsquo;s is calling out six companies for being in a tough spot.</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">So, which companies is the Z-Score warning investors about now? There are six companies in the Standard &amp; Poor&rsquo;s 1500 index, including Internet infrastructure company VeriSign, computer networker Ciena and publisher Time that each have negative Z-Scores.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/18/z-score-predicts-doom-of-6-companies/"><span>http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/18/z-score-predicts-doom-of-6-companies/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/555580/ieee-standards-group-wants-bring-order-iot/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/555580/ieee-standards-group-wants-bring-order-iot/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/555580/ieee-standards-group-wants-bring-order-iot/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/555580/ieee-standards-group-wants-bring-order-iot/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy Executes On New Marketing Strategy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy</span><span> ...</span><span lang="EN"> launches its 2014 advertising campaign today with new television commercials, online and print advertising and social media engagements. The rollout is another key milestone in GoDaddy&rsquo;s overall mission to empower small business owners.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-executes-on-new-marketing-strategy.aspx"><span>https://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-executes-on-new-marketing-strategy.aspx</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">APNIC Community Selects New Members to the ASO AC / NRO NC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of APNIC 38 in Brisbane, Australia, the APNIC community elected Dr Ajay Kumar as a representative of the Asia Pacific Region to the ASO AC/NRO NC. Dr Kumar will replace Naresh Ajwani who served in the Address Council from 2009. Dr Kumar&rsquo;s term will begin on January 1st 2015 and end on December 31st 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nro.net/news/apnic-community-selects-new-members-to-the-aso-ac-nro-nc"><span>https://www.nro.net/news/apnic-community-selects-new-members-to-the-aso-ac-nro-nc</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RIPE NCC Launches General Meeting Registration Through LIR Portal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) on 5 November 2014, RIPE NCC members can now register their attendance and voting preferences through the LIR Portal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-launches-general-meeting-registration-through-lir-portal"><span>http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-launches-general-meeting-registration-through-lir-portal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian Entrepreneurship Is Alive And Well<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Freelancer CEO and founder Matt Barrie revealed for the first time how much he paid to acquire the Freelancer.com domain name &ndash; a staggering $325,000, which was one of the highest amounts paid for a domain in Australia at the time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrystanpaul/2014/09/21/australian-entrepreneurship-is-alive-and-well/"><span>http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrystanpaul/2014/09/21/australian-entrepreneurship-is-alive-and-well/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">us: Study: Cities with super fast Internet speeds are more productive<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's become an article of faith among politicians, investors and entrepreneurs that the Internet &mdash; and access to it &mdash; is an economic engine. It helps connect Americans to education and government services. It serves as a platform for new ideas and companies that wind up changing the world. And it reduces costs for consumers and businesses everywhere.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/18/study-cities-with-super-fast-internet-speeds-are-more-productive/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/18/study-cities-with-super-fast-internet-speeds-are-more-productive/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Credit Card Companies Enable Piracy, Study Claims<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new report takes aim at the role that credit card companies are playing in enabling cyberlockers to collect tens of millions of dollars for pirated content.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/credit-card-companies-enable-piracy-study-claims-1201308836/"><span>http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/credit-card-companies-enable-piracy-study-claims-1201308836/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why a company you&rsquo;ve never heard of is about to take over the world<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Chinese company Alibaba is going public at 9:30 AM ET on Friday. It is poised to be the largest IPO in history, expected to raise $21 billion. According to Fortune, the offering price will be in the range of $60 to $68 per share.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/09/18/why_a_company_youve_never_heard_of_is_about_to_take_over_the_world/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/09/18/why_a_company_youve_never_heard_of_is_about_to_take_over_the_world/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why the NBN's cost-benefit analysis is flawed on arrival by Mark Gregory</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The recent Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) business luncheon held in Melbourne provided a venue for NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski and Professor Henry Ergas to provide a valuable insight into the NBN&rsquo;s new direction.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/9/18/technology/why-nbns-cost-benefit-analysis-flawed-arrival"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/9/18/technology/why-nbns-cost-benefit-analysis-flawed-arrival</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">David Goldstein<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"> email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"> phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 11 Sep 06:41 2014

auDA Domain News - 11 September

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Reflections on the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul

<https://cdt.org/blog/reflections-on-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/>

 

Internet Rules Should Be Made by All, Not Only by Governments

<http://www.weforum.org/news/internet-rules-should-be-made-all-not-only-governments>

 

IANA Transition Update

<http://www.ietf.org/blog/2014/09/iana-transition-update/>

 

Request for Proposal for Economic Study

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-08-en>

 

IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group Issues Request for Transition Proposals and Suggested Transition Process Timeline

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-09-en>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waivers To Six German Registrars

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars/>

 

ICANN And GAC? A Review Of Proposed Bylaw Changes – Analysis

<http://www.eurasiareview.com/10092014-icann-gac-review-proposed-bylaw-changes-analysis/>

 

Tug of ‘wars’ over domain names – help is here! Launch of the auDRP Overview

<http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insights/legal-briefings/tug-of-wars-over-domain-names-help-is-here>

 

Clock ticks down to major .nz domain name change

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/clock-ticks-down-major-nz-domain-name-change>

 

.LONDON Kicks Off GA in Style

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/london-kicks-off-ga-in-style/>

 

ICANN zieht zweite Bewerbungsrunde für neue gTLDs in Betracht

<http://www.brandshelter.com/de/news/neueste-nachrichten.html#116>

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Reflections on the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul

The ninth IGF, held this year in Istanbul, closed last Friday with a broad cross-section of stakeholders calling for renewal of the IGF, reflecting the meeting’s success meeting and the widespread recognition that IGF should to continue beyond 2015. (The UN General Assembly is scheduled to decide on the renewal of the IGF in December 2015.) As with all IGFs, the scope of discussions – in workshops, roundtables, main panels, and hallway conversations – was vast, ranging from network neutrality and human rights, to the IANA transition and the outcomes of the NETmundial meeting in April 2014. Over 2,300 people attended the IGF, with more than a thousand others participating remotely.

<https://cdt.org/blog/reflections-on-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/>

 

Internet Rules Should Be Made by All, Not Only by Governments

A governments-only International Telecommunications Union conference in October may let governments set the rules of the internet and push other stakeholders to the side, US official Lawrence Strickling warned participants at the eighth Annual Meeting of the New Champions that is taking place in Tianjin, China, on 10-12 September 2014. More than 1,900 participants from 90 countries are taking part.

<http://www.weforum.org/news/internet-rules-should-be-made-all-not-only-governments>

 

IANA Transition Update

The transition of NTIA’s stewardship of IANA has been discussed extensively. Just last week there was a meeting of the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group or ICG. At the IETF we made the final decision to create the IANAPLAN working group. And IANA transition was also an important topic in the last week’s Internet Governance (IGF) meeting.

<http://www.ietf.org/blog/2014/09/iana-transition-update/>

 

Remarks at United States ITU Association: Remarks by Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

Thank you very much. I appreciate the work you are all doing to ensure that we achieve a successful outcome at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary conference in Busan in October and November. ... From those discussions and deliberations we have outlined what we believe will constitute success in Busan and concluded the following. While protecting the Internet’s underlying protocols and multi-stakeholder institutions from centralized regulation or ITU control, the United States will have to set a positive agenda for the role and future of the ITU that enjoys support from every region of the world.

<http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2014/231355.htm>

 

UN Internet Governance Forum Sees New Challengers, From Top Down And Bottom Up

The Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow in the end somehow reconnected the 9th Internet Governance Forum and the new Internet Ungovernance Forum held in Istanbul last week. The UN-led initiative is facing profound new challenges as the global split widens over the future of the internet.

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/09/08/un-internet-governance-forum-sees-new-challengers-from-top-down-and-bottom-up/>

 

Understanding the Long-Term Value of the IGF by Joe Alhadeff

This year's IGF in Istanbul comes at a critical moment in the Internet's history and is the latest in a series of pivotal meetings that will have far-reaching consequences for its future. One of those central questions posed recently was how the IGF, founded nine years ago in Tunis as part of the two founding phases of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), could be improved to increase its relevance and inclusiveness in meeting the new challenges facing our open Internet.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140908_understanding_the_long_term_value_of_the_igf/>

 

The State Department’s plan to spark a global SOPA-style uprising around Internet governance

For years now, there has been a fight brewing over whether Internet governance should rest with the 16-year-old California-based nonprofit called the ICANN or be shifted to a United Nations-affiliated body.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/09/the-state-departments-plan-to-spark-a-global-sopa-style-uprising-around-internet-governance/>

 

Towards an Internet Nation?

"Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather." These are the opening words of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, written by EFF co-founder and board member, John Perry Barlow almost two decades ago. The document is more of a visionary dream than a political program, and doesn't shape EFF's policy on a day to day level (indeed, Barlow himself has said that he would write it differently today). Yet it continues to resonate strongly for many.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/09/towards-internet-nation>

 

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- ICANN

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Request for Proposal for Economic Study

ICANN is seeking one or more provider(s) to conduct an economic study examining pricing trends and other competition indicators in the global domain name system (DNS) market. The selected provider(s) will design and execute an initial study to create a meaningful baseline of data on multiple factors of competition and will perform a follow-on study one year later, to generate and analyze a set of comparison data. ICANN is seeking one or more qualified providers to manage this complex exercise in a timely and efficient manner.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-08-en>

 

IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group Issues Request for Transition Proposals and Suggested Transition Process Timeline

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP), for communities interested in and/or affected by the transition of IANA stewardship from the United States NTIA to the global multistakeholder Internet community.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-09-en>

 

Request for Proposal for Performance of Secretariat Function for the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) is issuing today a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a suitable contractor through ICANN process to perform its secretariat function.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-09-en>

 

Requesting an Extension to Execute Your Registry Agreement

A Question & Answer session for those interested in requesting an extension to the nine-month period for signing the RA, as stipulated in the Applicant Guidebook.

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

 

Applications Are Now Available For NextGen <at> ICANN Program

ICANN is proud to announce that the NextGen <at> ICANN initiative will be happening at the ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles. It's an exciting opportunity for anyone between the ages of 18 and 30 looking to get more involved in the ICANN community. If this sounds like you, you're strongly encouraged to apply here. If you know someone who would be a good fit, please feel free to share this blog post with them.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/applications-are-now-available-for-nextgen-icann-program>

 

EXTENDED - Call for Candidates: Seeking Advisors to the ICANN Accountability & Governance Coordination Group

In light of the 6 – 27 September public comment period on the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process, the Public Experts Group has decided to extend its Call for Candidates.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-09-09-en>

 

Cross Community Group Informational Call

As previously announced, ICANN will host a call for the Cross Community Group of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process on Monday, 15 September from 14:00 – 16:00 UTC. In light of the recently announced 21-day public comment period on the process, the Cross Community Group call will be informational only. No chartering or Coordination Group selection will occur during the informational session. Theresa Swinehart will facilitate the community discussion.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-09-09-en>

 

CPE Results Released

ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 3 applications, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10sep14-en>

 

Stephen D. Crocker to Heather Dryden

NGPC Meeting of 8 September 2014

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-09-10-en>

 

Russ Weinstein, Sr. Manger, gTLD Program Operations | ICANN, to Andrew Merriam

Timeframe for Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results Letter from Andrew Merriam to Russ Weinstein

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/weinstein-to-merriam-2014-09-08-en>

 

Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Statton Hammock

Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-hammock-2014-09-08-en>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waivers To Six German Registrars

ICANN has granted six German registrars data retention waivers under the 2013 Registry Accreditation Agreement due to conflicts with European data protection laws and the RAA.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars.html>

 

ICANN And GAC? A Review Of Proposed Bylaw Changes – Analysis

ICANN is ... tasked with the responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) TLD system management, and root server system management functions. More generically, ICANN is responsible for managing the assignment of domain names and IP addresses.

<http://www.eurasiareview.com/10092014-icann-gac-review-proposed-bylaw-changes-analysis/>

 

ICANN zieht zweite Bewerbungsrunde für neue gTLDs in Betracht

Laut Chris Disspain, ICANN-Vorstandsmitglied und Geschäftsführer von auDA, wird sich der ICANN-Vorstand in den kommenden Wochen treffen, um die Möglichkeit einer zweiten Bewerbungsrunde für neue gTLDs zu besprechen.

<http://www.brandshelter.com/de/news/neueste-nachrichten.html#116>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Tug of ‘wars’ over domain names – help is here! Launch of the auDRP Overview

Three, two, one... launch! The recent launch of a compendium of approximately 300 .au domain dispute decisions is a reminder of the importance for businesses to secure .au domain names at the earliest opportunity.

<http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insights/legal-briefings/tug-of-wars-over-domain-names-help-is-here>

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=7207a7ea-9254-4457-8b6c-9449be94e9b5>

 

Nigeria Registers 11,075 Domain Names in Seven Months

The campaign to sensitise Nigerians to adopt the ccTLD, which began in 2012 is beginning to yield positive results, as the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), the body charged with the responsibility of controlling the country's ccTLD, said it registered over 11 thousand domain names between January and July this year.

<http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nigeria-registers-11-075-domain-names-in-seven-months/188709/>

 

Clock ticks down to major .nz domain name change

At the end of this month the .nz domain name space will undergo a momentous, once in a generation change. From 1pm, 30 September 2014 people will be able to register domain names directly before the .nz – e.g. anyname.nz.

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/clock-ticks-down-major-nz-domain-name-change>

<http://www.domainnews.com/clock-ticks-down-to-major-nz-domain-name-change.html>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/clock-ticks-down-to-major-nz-domain-name-change/>

 

Less than one month to go until more choice in .nz domain names

In just under one month the second level .nz hierarchy you’re so used to seeing will undergo a major change.

<https://techday.com/start-up/news/less-than-one-month-to-go-until-more-choice-in-nz-domain-names/191148/>

 

Is .London Killing The Value Of .Uk Domains?

If you have been following NameJet.com over the past couple of weeks you couldn't help but notice the number of two letter .co.uk and .Uk that have been at auction. Two letter domain names are some of the most valuable Internet real estate space. In the past few weeks over 50 two letter .co.uk and .Uk domain names have been at auction at NameJet.com.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/08/is-london-killing-the-value-of-uk-domains/>

 

Chinese Defaced or Disabled 750 Vietnamese websites in one week

Attackers took advantage of vulnerabilities in server configurations to vandalize government, education and commercial sites, starting in late August.

<http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/threatwatch/2014/09/software-vulnerability-unauthorized-use-system/1481/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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.LONDON Kicks Off GA in Style

The .london gTLD is well on its way to the top ten new gTLDs when it comes to total registrations, coming in 12th at the end of its first day of General Availability with 35,557.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22854>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/london-kicks-off-ga-in-style/>

 

.london launch day biggest yet for new gTLDs, but did it miss targets?

Dot London Domains’ .london had just shy of 35,000 domains in its zone file this morning, after its first partial day of general availability.

<http://domainincite.com/17253-london-launch-day-biggest-yet-for-new-gtlds-but-did-it-miss-targets>

 

Mayor de Blasio Announces the Launch of First .NYC Websites

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the first .nyc websites have gone live. The owners of these domain names, officially called ".nyc Founders," represent a diverse group of New Yorkers—including First Lady Chirlane McCray—and organizations from across the five boroughs who applied to be among the first to get a .nyc domain.

<http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/434-14/mayor-de-blasio-the-launch-first-nyc-websites>

 

Dolly Parton Signs On As .COUNTRY Pioneer

A number of the new gTLDs being launched have pioneer or similar programmes. And .country, which launches into General Availability on 15 September with the goal of being the home of country music, has signed up country music legend Dolly Parton to their pioneer programme.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/09/dolly-parton-signs-on-as-country-pioneer/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/dolly-parton-signs-on-as-country-pioneer.html>

 

Donuts beats trademark owner to .coach

Donuts has won the right to the new gTLD .coach, after an exact-match trademark owner withdrew its bid.

<http://domainincite.com/17249-donuts-beats-trademark-owner-to-coach>

 

Uniregistry beats 1-800-FLOWERS.COM to .flowers

Uniregistry has won the contention set for .flowers, beating three other new gTLD applicants.

<http://domainincite.com/17247-uniregistry-beats-1-800-flowers-com-to-flowers>

 

.global a victim of new gTLD launch cluster?

Poor GA-day results from .global are being blamed on registrars being swamped by a cluster of new gTLD launches occurring in close proximity.

<http://domainincite.com/17259-global-a-victim-of-new-gtld-launch-cluster>

 

An example of new TLD channel marketing courtesy of Minds + Machines

... Just as important is marketing them to domain name registrars, which typically act as the channel to get domain names into the hands of end users. This is especially important given the flood of new domain names hitting the market every week.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/10/new-tld-channel-marketing-minds-machines/>

 

.Radio contention set settled through CPE, .Art claims denied

European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has won the contention set for .Radio after prevailing in a Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) for the string.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/10/dot-radio-dot-art/>

 

How .Luxury Connects Luxury Brands With Consumers [Video]

Monica Kirchner, co-founder and CEO of Dot Luxury (.Luxury), explains how the company connects luxury brands with consumers. She speaks with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."

<http://www.bloomberg.com/video/-luxury-connecting-luxury-brands-with-consumers-YJyUdZxASWKCQ1K1TEz8eQ.html>

 

New TLDs this week: .London, .Global and more

One of the most-watched TLDs on the docket is launching this week as .London goes into general availability on Tuesday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/08/new-tlds-dot-london-global/>

 

.London domain names go up for grabs in the city

As of Tuesday 9th September, .London domain names will again be available for registration. The names will be available on a first come, first served basis. Businesses in the UK will be able to apply for a website domain that ends in .London rather than .com or .co.uk.

<http://www.cbronline.com/news/tech/software/e-commerce/london-domain-names-go-up-for-grabs-in-the-city-4365440>

 

NABP Launches .Pharmacy To Help Consumers Find Safe Pharmacies Online [news release]

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) has launched the .pharmacy gTLD to provide consumers around the world a means for identifying safe, legal, and ethical online pharmacies and related resources. Of the tens of thousands of rogue sites selling prescription drugs online, NABP has reviewed over 10,800 and found that nearly 97% do not follow pharmacy laws and standards established to protect the public health.

<http://www.domainnews.com/nabp-launches-pharmacy.html>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/nabp-launches-pharmacy/>

 

Critical Look at New gTLD Registries' Tactics by Alex Tajirian

This post outlines some faulty decisions by new gTLD registries. The purpose is to guide future expansions and, hopefully, adjust some of the decisions that current registries have adopted, including demand prediction, pricing, marketing, doing good versus not doing good, and launch date... GTLDs that have no competition do not need to race to launch. They have the luxury of waiting to better assess prices and postpone investments in capacity.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140909_critical_look_at_new_gtld_registries_tactics/>

 

After One Of The Most Successful Sunrise & Landrush Periods .Global Goes Live Today

.Global which got almost 650 domain name registrations between its in Sunrise and Landrush period, goes live today for general availability at 11am EST.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/09/after-one-of-the-most-successful-sunrise-landrush-periods-global-goes-live-today/>

 

Dolly Parton to be .Country pioneer

.Club got 50 Cent, .Country gets Dolly Parton.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/08/dolly-parton-to-be-country-pioneer/>

 

Minds+Machines Portfolio Launch and Distribution Channel Update

The Directors of Minds + Machines Group Limited are pleased to provide an update on the launch programme of its portfolio of new TLDs, its registrar sales channel activity and the development of services for its own wholly-own registrar, Minds + Machines Registrar Limited.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/portfolio-launch-and-distribution-channel-update/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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DNSSEC Adoption - A Status Report (Part One) by James Galvin

Where is the domain industry with the adoption of DNSSEC? After a burst of well publicized activity from 2009-2011 -- .org, .com, .net, and .gov adopting DNSSEC, roots signed, other TLDs signed -- the pace of adoption appears to have slowed in recent years. As many CircleID readers know, DNSSEC requires multiple steps in the chain of trust to be in place to improve online security.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140908_dnssec_adoption_a_status_report_part_one/>

 

Researchers find data leaks in Instagram, Grindr, OoVoo and more

By sniffing out the details of network communications, University of New Haven researchers have uncovered a host of data-leakage problems in Instagram, Vine, Nimbuzz, OoVoo, Voxer and several other Android apps.

<http://www.cnet.com/news/researchers-find-data-leaks-in-instagram-grindr-oovoo-and-more/>

 

Research Finds No Large Scale Heartbleed Exploit Attempts Before Vulnerability Disclosure

In the days and weeks following the public disclosure of the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability in April, security researchers and others wondered aloud whether there were some organizations–perhaps the NSA–that had known about the bug for some time and had been using it for targeted attacks. A definitive answer to that question may never come, but traffic data collected by researchers on several large networks shows no exploit attempts in the months leading up to the public disclosure.

<http://threatpost.com/research-finds-no-large-scale-heartbleed-exploit-attempts-before-vulnerability-disclosure>

 

Heartbleed flaw was unknown before disclosure [IDG]

One of the most serious software flaws to affect the Internet, nicknamed "Heartbleed," was likely unknown before it was publicly disclosed, according to new research.

<http://www.computerworld.com/article/2605220/heartbleed-flaw-was-unknown-before-disclosure.html>

 

Russian cyber war linked to Spark crash

Spark's big internet crash at the weekend was not about naked celebrities but linked to Russia's cyberwar on Ukraine and Western powers' sanctions on Moscow, security sources say.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/61133831/russian-cyber-war-linked-to-spark-crash>

 

DDoS Attack Causes Weekend Outages at New Zealand ISP Spark

Customers of New Zealand ISP Spark experienced significant outages over the weekend due to a DDoS attack that sent “extremely high traffic loads” to its Spark DNS servers.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ddos-attack-causes-weekend-outages-new-zealand-isp-spark>

 

Study: 15 Million Devices Infected With Mobile Malware

Fifteen million mobile devices are infected with malware, and most of those run Android, according to a new report by Alcatel-Lucent's Kindsight Security Labs.

<http://www.darkreading.com/study-15-million-devices-infected-with-mobile-malware/d/d-id/1315477>

 

Privacy Vulnerabilities in Popular Android Apps Disclosed

Researchers from the University of New Haven have taken to Youtube this week to publicize vulnerabilities in a dozen Android apps, including Instagram, Vine and OKCupid.

<http://threatpost.com/privacy-vulnerabilities-in-popular-android-apps-disclosed/108163>

 

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UDRP not designed to address all trademark-based domain name disputes

In a domain name dispute under the UDRP, Segway Inc has obtained the transfer of a domain name incorporating its trademark but lost its complaint with respect to four others. The decision shows how the UDRP was designed to address a limited category of trademark-abusive domain name registrations, and not to deal with all manner of trademark-based domain name disputes.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=3d675c03-ed38-408b-aa62-3a4e16f0a32b>

 

De Beers obtains transfer of '.diamonds' domain names under UDRP

Well-known jeweller De Beers has obtained the transfer under the UDRP of two domain names identically reproducing its well-known trademark under the new gTLD ‘.diamonds’. The decision highlights the impact that the introduction of almost 1,400 new gTLDs will have for brand owners across the globe.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=b9a99d3d-10cd-4f75-b70f-7489dab70697>

 

ru: Over 4,800 suicide websites blocked in Russia over last two years

Russia’s consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has blocked over 4,800 websites assisting and promoting suicide over the last two years, RIA Novosti reported on Monday. ... A Russian law aimed at protecting children from “information harmful to their health and development,” which became effective in September 2012, stipulates that an automated register of domain names should be kept for purposes of identifying websites that contain prohibited information.

<http://www.rapsinews.com/news/20140908/272070594.html>

 

Aborted Sedo deal blamed on domain theft in interesting soccer domain name case

Liga de Fútbol Profesional, the Spanish soccer league with 42 teams, has lost a UDRP over the domain name LaLiga.com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/08/sedo-domain-theft-soccer/>

 

Globeway LLC Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Globeway LLC of West Virgina was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name Globleway.com

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/10/globeway-llc-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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The Internet has been running on life support for 15 years | #Peer2

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) realized that it was running out of IPv4 address space at least 20 years ago, but the biggest concerns lie in the unknown aspects of transitioning away from this protocol. About 15 years ago, the organization developed a life support mechanism called the Network Address Translation to help limp IPv4 along at the time, but that life support engine could go bust on any day now.

<http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/09/09/the-internet-has-been-running-on-life-support-for-15-years-peer2/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

As we alluded to in last week’s Index Quality blog, today’s update will focus on one specific spam filtering mechanism we rolled out a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS.)

<http://blogs.bing.com/webmaster/2014/09/09/url-keyword-stuffing-spam-filtering/>

 

Bing Introduces URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

Bing just announced this week that they have rolled out a specific spam filtering mechanism a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS.)

<http://www.searchenginejournal.com/bing-introduces-url-keyword-stuffing-spam-filtering/115674/>

 

Sedo and TLDs promote domain names at dmexco

Sedo and a number of TLD registries are promoting domain name options at Europe’s biggest digital marketing conference this week.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/10/sedo-tlds-domain-names-dmexco/>

 

Twitter's Stephen Coates

Stephen Coates, Twitter Inc.'s first in-house trademark lawyer, says his department is already growing. He joined the social media company six months ago after leaving a similar job in Seattle with Amazon.com Inc. Now he helps Twitter protect its branch in the increasingly complex world of domain name registration and purchasing.

<http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202668879300/Twitters-Stephen-Coates>

 

1st DomainX Conference Completed in India - Dolly Parton Goes .Country - Kellie Peterson Assumes Presidency at DNC Holdings

The first DomainX conference was completed Sunday (Sept. 7, 2014) in Hyderabad, India at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Approximately 350 domain investors and developers reportedly attended the event organized by the Domain Name Owners Association of India.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140908.htm>

 

Industry Companies Plan to Give Domains a Major Push at Europe's Biggest Online Marketing Expo This Week

Europe's largest online marketing fair and conference - DMEXCO - will have a very strong domain industry flavor when it opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany. Over 30,000 attendees from approximately 100 countries are expected to visit the 800 exhibitors who are setting up at the gigantic two-day event.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140909.htm>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Garry Chernoff's Latest Home Run Tops This Week's Sales Chart - Year's Biggest Canadian ccTLD Sale Also Hits Six Figures

If big domain sales were home runs legendary domain investor Garry Chernoff might well be our version of Babe Ruth. The low key Canadian hit another one out of the park this past week, banking $150,000 for Maca.com in a private transaction (for those who don't know Garry's background, the fact that Frank Schilling credits Garry with mentoring him is a pretty good indicator of his elevated place in industry history).

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140910.htm>

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Police in Spain Arm Themselves With Social Media to Fight Crime

When a European arrest warrant was issued recently for Brett and Naghemeh King, who took their cancer-stricken child out of a Hampshire hospital in the south of England without permission, the Spanish police did what has become increasingly common in the search for missing or wanted people: They posted an alert on Twitter.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/business/media/police-in-spain-arm-themselves-with-social-media-to-fight-crime.html>

 

How Will Facebook's New Privacy Settings Affect Marketers?

Facebook's Privacy Checkup feature will make people more aware of their privacy settings, cutting off the flow of free information marketers have always been able to use for targeting.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2363795/how-will-facebooks-new-privacy-settings-affect-marketers>

 

Twitter testing "buy" button on tweets

Twitter Inc is testing a "buy" button in some tweets that allows a mobile user to buy directly from a tweet.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/08/uk-twitter-commerce-idUKKBN0H31BZ20140908>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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BBC: ISPs Should Assume Heavy VPN Users are Pirates

In a submission to the Australian Government on the issue of online piracy, the BBC indicates that ISPs should be obliged to monitor their customers' activities. Service providers should become suspicious that customers could be pirating if they use VPN-style services and consume a lot of bandwidth, the BBC says.

<http://torrentfreak.com/bbc-isps-should-assume-heavy-vpn-users-are-pirates-140908/>

 

Spotify: Aussie Music Piracy Down 20% The Year After Our Launch

New research from Spotify shows that music piracy via BitTorrent dropped 20% in Australia during the first year the streaming platform was operational. The drop was mostly driven by casual file-sharers, and the number of hard-core pirates remains stable.

<http://torrentfreak.com/spotify-music-piracy-down-australia-140910/>

 

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Transition Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ietf.org/blog/2014/09/iana-transition-update/"><span>http://www.ietf.org/blog/2014/09/iana-transition-update/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Request for Proposal for Economic Study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group Issues Request for Transition Proposals and Suggested Transition Process Timeline<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-09-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Grants Data Retention Waivers To Six German Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN And GAC? A Review Of Proposed Bylaw Changes &ndash; Analysis</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.eurasiareview.com/10092014-icann-gac-review-proposed-bylaw-changes-analysis/"><span>http://www.eurasiareview.com/10092014-icann-gac-review-proposed-bylaw-changes-analysis/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tug of &lsquo;wars&rsquo; over domain names &ndash; help is here!</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Launch of the auDRP Overview</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insights/legal-briefings/tug-of-wars-over-domain-names-help-is-here"><span>http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insights/legal-briefings/tug-of-wars-over-domain-names-help-is-here</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clock ticks down to major .nz domain name change<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/clock-ticks-down-major-nz-domain-name-change"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/clock-ticks-down-major-nz-domain-name-change</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.LONDON Kicks Off GA in Style<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/london-kicks-off-ga-in-style/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/london-kicks-off-ga-in-style/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN zieht zweite Bewerbungsrunde f&uuml;r neue gTLDs in Betracht<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;http://www.brandshelter.com/de/news/neueste-nachrichten.html#116&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Reflections on the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ninth IGF, held this year in Istanbul, closed last Friday with a broad cross-section of stakeholders calling for renewal of the IGF, reflecting the meeting&rsquo;s success meeting and the widespread recognition that IGF should to continue beyond 2015. (The UN General Assembly is scheduled to decide on the renewal of the IGF in December 2015.) As with all IGFs, the scope of discussions &ndash; in workshops, roundtables, main panels, and hallway conversations &ndash; was vast, ranging from network neutrality and human rights, to the IANA transition and the outcomes of the NETmundial meeting in April 2014.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Over 2,300 people attended the IGF, with more than a thousand others participating remotely.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/reflections-on-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/reflections-on-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Rules Should Be Made by All, Not Only by Governments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A governments-only International Telecommunications Union conference in October may let governments set the rules of the internet and push other stakeholders to the side, US official Lawrence Strickling warned participants at the eighth Annual Meeting of the New Champions that is taking place in Tianjin, China, on 10-12 September 2014. More than 1,900 participants from 90 countries are taking part.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.weforum.org/news/internet-rules-should-be-made-all-not-only-governments"><span>http://www.weforum.org/news/internet-rules-should-be-made-all-not-only-governments</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Transition Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The transition of NTIA&rsquo;s stewardship of IANA has been discussed extensively. Just last week there was a meeting of the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group or ICG. At the IETF we made the final decision to create the IANAPLAN working group. And IANA transition was also an important topic in the last week&rsquo;s Internet Governance (IGF) meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ietf.org/blog/2014/09/iana-transition-update/"><span>http://www.ietf.org/blog/2014/09/iana-transition-update/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Remarks at United States ITU Association: Remarks by Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thank you very much. I appreciate the work you are all doing to ensure that we achieve a successful outcome at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary conference in Busan in October and November. ... From those discussions and deliberations we have outlined what we believe will constitute success in Busan and concluded the following. While protecting the Internet&rsquo;s underlying protocols and multi-stakeholder institutions from centralized regulation or ITU control, the United States will have to set a positive agenda for the role and future of the ITU that enjoys support from every region of the world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2014/231355.htm"><span>http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2014/231355.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UN Internet Governance Forum Sees New Challengers, From Top Down And Bottom Up<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow in the end somehow reconnected the 9th Internet Governance Forum and the new Internet Ungovernance Forum held in Istanbul last week. The UN-led initiative is facing profound new challenges as the global split widens over the future of the internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/09/08/un-internet-governance-forum-sees-new-challengers-from-top-down-and-bottom-up/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/09/08/un-internet-governance-forum-sees-new-challengers-from-top-down-and-bottom-up/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Understanding the Long-Term Value of the IGF by Joe Alhadeff<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This year's IGF in Istanbul comes at a critical moment in the Internet's history and is the latest in a series of pivotal meetings that will have far-reaching consequences for its future. One of those central questions posed recently was how the IGF, founded nine years ago in Tunis as part of the two founding phases of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), could be improved to increase its relevance and inclusiveness in meeting the new challenges facing our open Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140908_understanding_the_long_term_value_of_the_igf/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140908_understanding_the_long_term_value_of_the_igf/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The State Department&rsquo;s plan to spark a global SOPA-style uprising around Internet governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For years now, there has been a fight brewing over whether Internet governance should rest with the 16-year-old California-based nonprofit called the ICANN or be shifted to a United Nations-affiliated body.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/09/the-state-departments-plan-to-spark-a-global-sopa-style-uprising-around-internet-governance/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/09/the-state-departments-plan-to-spark-a-global-sopa-style-uprising-around-internet-governance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Towards an Internet Nation?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">"Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather." These are the opening words of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, written by EFF co-founder and board member, John Perry Barlow almost two decades ago. The document is more of a visionary dream than a political program, and doesn't shape EFF's policy on a day to day level (indeed, Barlow himself has said that he would write it differently today). Yet it continues to resonate strongly for many.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/09/towards-internet-nation"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/09/towards-internet-nation</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Request for Proposal for Economic Study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is seeking one or more provider(s) to conduct an economic study examining pricing trends and other competition indicators in the global domain name system (DNS) market. The selected provider(s) will design and execute an initial study to create a meaningful baseline of data on multiple factors of competition and will perform a follow-on study one year later, to generate and analyze a set of comparison data. ICANN is seeking one or more qualified providers to manage this complex exercise in a timely and efficient manner.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group Issues Request for Transition Proposals and Suggested Transition Process Timeline<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP), for communities interested in and/or affected by the transition of IANA stewardship from the United States NTIA to the global multistakeholder Internet community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-09-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Request for Proposal for Performance of Secretariat Function for the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) is issuing today a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a suitable contractor through ICANN process to perform its secretariat function.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-09-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Requesting an Extension to Execute Your Registry Agreement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Question &amp; Answer session for those interested in requesting an extension to the nine-month period for signing the RA, as stipulated in the Applicant Guidebook.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/webinars"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/webinars</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Applications Are Now Available For NextGen <at> ICANN Program<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is proud to announce that the NextGen <at> ICANN initiative will be happening at the ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles. It's an exciting opportunity for anyone between the ages of 18 and 30 looking to get more involved in the ICANN community. If this sounds like you, you're strongly encouraged to apply here. If you know someone who would be a good fit, please feel free to share this blog post with them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/applications-are-now-available-for-nextgen-icann-program"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/applications-are-now-available-for-nextgen-icann-program</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EXTENDED - Call for Candidates: Seeking Advisors to the ICANN Accountability &amp; Governance Coordination Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In light of the 6 &ndash; 27 September public comment period on the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process, the Public Experts Group has decided to extend its Call for Candidates.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-09-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-09-09-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cross Community Group Informational Call<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As previously announced, ICANN will host a call for the Cross Community Group of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process on Monday, 15 September from 14:00 &ndash; 16:00 UTC. In light of the recently announced 21-day public comment period on the process, the Cross Community Group call will be informational only. No chartering or Coordination Group selection will occur during the informational session. Theresa Swinehart will facilitate the community discussion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-09-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-09-09-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CPE Results Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 3 applications, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10sep14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10sep14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen D. Crocker to Heather Dryden<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NGPC Meeting of 8 September 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-09-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-09-10-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russ Weinstein, Sr. Manger, gTLD Program Operations | ICANN, to Andrew Merriam</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Timeframe for Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results  Letter from Andrew Merriam to Russ Weinstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/weinstein-to-merriam-2014-09-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/weinstein-to-merriam-2014-09-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Statton Hammock</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-hammock-2014-09-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-hammock-2014-09-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Grants Data Retention Waivers To Six German Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has granted six German registrars data retention waivers under the 2013 Registry Accreditation Agreement due to conflicts with European data protection laws and the RAA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN And GAC? A Review Of Proposed Bylaw Changes &ndash; Analysis</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is </span><span>...</span><span lang="EN"> tasked with the responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> system management, and root server system management functions. More generically, ICANN is responsible for managing the assignment of domain names and IP addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.eurasiareview.com/10092014-icann-gac-review-proposed-bylaw-changes-analysis/"><span>http://www.eurasiareview.com/10092014-icann-gac-review-proposed-bylaw-changes-analysis/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN zieht zweite Bewerbungsrunde f&uuml;r neue gTLDs in Betracht<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Laut Chris Disspain, ICANN-Vorstandsmitglied und Gesch&auml;ftsf&uuml;hrer von auDA, wird sich der ICANN-Vorstand in den kommenden Wochen treffen, um die M&ouml;glichkeit einer zweiten Bewerbungsrunde f&uuml;r neue gTLDs zu besprechen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.brandshelter.com/de/news/neueste-nachrichten.html#116"><span>http://www.brandshelter.com/de/news/neueste-nachrichten.html#116</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tug of &lsquo;wars&rsquo; over domain names &ndash; help is here!</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Launch of the auDRP Overview</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Three, two, one... launch! The recent launch of a compendium of approximately 300 .au domain dispute decisions is a reminder of the importance for businesses to secure .au domain names at the earliest opportunity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insights/legal-briefings/tug-of-wars-over-domain-names-help-is-here"><span>http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insights/legal-briefings/tug-of-wars-over-domain-names-help-is-here</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=7207a7ea-9254-4457-8b6c-9449be94e9b5"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=7207a7ea-9254-4457-8b6c-9449be94e9b5</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nigeria Registers 11,075 Domain Names in Seven Months<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The campaign to sensitise Nigerians to adopt the ccTLD, which began in 2012 is beginning to yield positive results, as the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), the body charged with the responsibility of controlling the country's ccTLD, said it registered over 11 thousand domain names between January and July this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nigeria-registers-11-075-domain-names-in-seven-months/188709/"><span>http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nigeria-registers-11-075-domain-names-in-seven-months/188709/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clock ticks down to major .nz domain name change<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the end of this month the .nz domain name space will undergo a momentous, once in a generation change. From 1pm, 30 September 2014 people will be able to register domain names directly before the .nz &ndash; e.g. anyname.nz.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/clock-ticks-down-major-nz-domain-name-change"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/clock-ticks-down-major-nz-domain-name-change</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/clock-ticks-down-to-major-nz-domain-name-change.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/clock-ticks-down-to-major-nz-domain-name-change.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/clock-ticks-down-to-major-nz-domain-name-change/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/clock-ticks-down-to-major-nz-domain-name-change/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Less than one month to go until more choice in .nz domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In just under one month the second level .nz hierarchy you&rsquo;re so used to seeing will undergo a major change.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://techday.com/start-up/news/less-than-one-month-to-go-until-more-choice-in-nz-domain-names/191148/"><span>https://techday.com/start-up/news/less-than-one-month-to-go-until-more-choice-in-nz-domain-names/191148/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is .London Killing The Value Of .Uk Domains?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you have been following NameJet.com over the past couple of weeks you couldn't help but notice the number of two letter .co.uk and .Uk that have been at auction. Two letter domain names are some of the most valuable Internet real estate space. In the past few weeks over 50 two letter .co.uk and .Uk domain names have been at auction at NameJet.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/08/is-london-killing-the-value-of-uk-domains/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/08/is-london-killing-the-value-of-uk-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chinese Defaced or Disabled 750 Vietnamese websites in one week<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Attackers took advantage of vulnerabilities in server configurations to vandalize government, education and commercial sites, starting in late August.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/threatwatch/2014/09/software-vulnerability-unauthorized-use-system/1481/"><span>http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/threatwatch/2014/09/software-vulnerability-unauthorized-use-system/1481/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.LONDON Kicks Off GA in Style<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .london gTLD is well on its way to the top ten new gTLDs when it comes to total registrations, coming in 12th at the end of its first day of General Availability with 35,557.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22854"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22854</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/london-kicks-off-ga-in-style/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/london-kicks-off-ga-in-style/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.london launch day biggest yet for new gTLDs, but did it miss targets?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot London Domains&rsquo; .london had just shy of 35,000 domains in its zone file this morning, after its first partial day of general availability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17253-london-launch-day-biggest-yet-for-new-gtlds-but-did-it-miss-targets"><span>http://domainincite.com/17253-london-launch-day-biggest-yet-for-new-gtlds-but-did-it-miss-targets</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mayor de Blasio Announces the Launch of First .NYC Websites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the first .nyc websites have gone live. The owners of these domain names, officially called ".nyc Founders," represent a diverse group of New Yorkers&mdash;including First Lady Chirlane McCray&mdash;and organizations from across the five boroughs who applied to be among the first to get a .nyc domain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/434-14/mayor-de-blasio-the-launch-first-nyc-websites"><span>http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/434-14/mayor-de-blasio-the-launch-first-nyc-websites</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dolly Parton Signs On As .COUNTRY Pioneer<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A number of the new gTLDs being launched have pioneer or similar programmes. And .country, which launches into General Availability on 15 September with the goal of being the home of country music, has signed up country music legend Dolly Parton to their pioneer programme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/09/dolly-parton-signs-on-as-country-pioneer/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/09/dolly-parton-signs-on-as-country-pioneer/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/dolly-parton-signs-on-as-country-pioneer.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/dolly-parton-signs-on-as-country-pioneer.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts beats trademark owner to .coach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts has won the right to the new gTLD .coach, after an exact-match trademark owner withdrew its bid.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17249-donuts-beats-trademark-owner-to-coach"><span>http://domainincite.com/17249-donuts-beats-trademark-owner-to-coach</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Uniregistry beats 1-800-FLOWERS.COM to .flowers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Uniregistry has won the contention set for .flowers, beating three other new gTLD applicants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17247-uniregistry-beats-1-800-flowers-com-to-flowers"><span>http://domainincite.com/17247-uniregistry-beats-1-800-flowers-com-to-flowers</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.global a victim of new gTLD launch cluster?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Poor GA-day results from .global are being blamed on registrars being swamped by a cluster of new gTLD launches occurring in close proximity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17259-global-a-victim-of-new-gtld-launch-cluster"><span>http://domainincite.com/17259-global-a-victim-of-new-gtld-launch-cluster</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An example of new TLD channel marketing courtesy of Minds + Machines<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Just as important is marketing them to domain name registrars, which typically act as the channel to get domain names into the hands of end users. This is especially important given the flood of new domain names hitting the market every week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/10/new-tld-channel-marketing-minds-machines/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/10/new-tld-channel-marketing-minds-machines/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Radio contention set settled through CPE, .Art claims denied<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has won the contention set for .Radio after prevailing in a Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) for the string.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/10/dot-radio-dot-art/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/10/dot-radio-dot-art/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How .Luxury Connects Luxury Brands With Consumers [Video]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Monica Kirchner, co-founder and CEO of Dot Luxury (.Luxury), explains how the company connects luxury brands with consumers. She speaks with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/video/-luxury-connecting-luxury-brands-with-consumers-YJyUdZxASWKCQ1K1TEz8eQ.html"><span>http://www.bloomberg.com/video/-luxury-connecting-luxury-brands-with-consumers-YJyUdZxASWKCQ1K1TEz8eQ.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New TLDs this week: .London, .Global and more<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the most-watched TLDs on the docket is launching this week as .London goes into general availability on Tuesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/08/new-tlds-dot-london-global/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/08/new-tlds-dot-london-global/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.London domain names go up for grabs in the city<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As of Tuesday 9th September, .London domain names will again be available for registration. The names will be available on a first come, first served basis. Businesses in the UK will be able to apply for a website domain that ends in .London rather than .com or .co.uk.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cbronline.com/news/tech/software/e-commerce/london-domain-names-go-up-for-grabs-in-the-city-4365440"><span>http://www.cbronline.com/news/tech/software/e-commerce/london-domain-names-go-up-for-grabs-in-the-city-4365440</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NABP Launches .Pharmacy To Help Consumers Find Safe Pharmacies Online [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy&reg; (NABP&reg;) has launched the .pharmacy gTLD to provide consumers around the world a means for identifying safe, legal, and ethical online pharmacies and related resources. Of the tens of thousands of rogue sites selling prescription drugs online, NABP has reviewed over 10,800 and found that nearly 97% do not follow pharmacy laws and standards established to protect the public health.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/nabp-launches-pharmacy.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/nabp-launches-pharmacy.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/nabp-launches-pharmacy/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/nabp-launches-pharmacy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Critical Look at New gTLD Registries' Tactics by Alex Tajirian</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This post outlines some faulty decisions by new gTLD registries. The purpose is to guide future expansions and, hopefully, adjust some of the decisions that current registries have adopted, including demand prediction, pricing, marketing, doing good versus not doing good, and launch date... GTLDs that have no competition do not need to race to launch. They have the luxury of waiting to better assess prices and postpone investments in capacity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140909_critical_look_at_new_gtld_registries_tactics/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140909_critical_look_at_new_gtld_registries_tactics/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After One Of The Most Successful Sunrise &amp; Landrush Periods .Global Goes Live Today<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Global which got almost 650 domain name registrations between its in Sunrise and Landrush period, goes live today for general availability at 11am EST.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/09/after-one-of-the-most-successful-sunrise-landrush-periods-global-goes-live-today/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/09/after-one-of-the-most-successful-sunrise-landrush-periods-global-goes-live-today/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dolly Parton to be .Country pioneer<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Club got 50 Cent, .Country gets Dolly Parton.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/08/dolly-parton-to-be-country-pioneer/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/08/dolly-parton-to-be-country-pioneer/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds+Machines Portfolio Launch and Distribution Channel Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Directors of Minds + Machines Group Limited are pleased to provide an update on the launch programme of its portfolio of new TLDs, its registrar sales channel activity and the development of services for its own wholly-own registrar, Minds + Machines Registrar Limited.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/portfolio-launch-and-distribution-channel-update/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/portfolio-launch-and-distribution-channel-update/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DNSSEC Adoption - A Status Report (Part One) by James Galvin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Where is the domain industry with the adoption of DNSSEC? After a burst of well publicized activity from 2009-2011 -- .org, .com, .net, and .gov adopting DNSSEC, roots signed, other TLDs signed -- the pace of adoption appears to have slowed in recent years. As many CircleID readers know, DNSSEC requires multiple steps in the chain of trust to be in place to improve online security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140908_dnssec_adoption_a_status_report_part_one/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140908_dnssec_adoption_a_status_report_part_one/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Researchers find data leaks in Instagram, Grindr, OoVoo and more<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">By sniffing out the details of network communications, University of New Haven researchers have uncovered a host of data-leakage problems in Instagram, Vine, Nimbuzz, OoVoo, Voxer and several other Android apps.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/researchers-find-data-leaks-in-instagram-grindr-oovoo-and-more/"><span>http://www.cnet.com/news/researchers-find-data-leaks-in-instagram-grindr-oovoo-and-more/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Research Finds No Large Scale Heartbleed Exploit Attempts Before Vulnerability Disclosure<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the days and weeks following the public disclosure of the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability in April, security researchers and others wondered aloud whether there were some organizations&ndash;perhaps the NSA&ndash;that had known about the bug for some time and had been using it for targeted attacks. A definitive answer to that question may never come, but traffic data collected by researchers on several large networks shows no exploit attempts in the months leading up to the public disclosure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://threatpost.com/research-finds-no-large-scale-heartbleed-exploit-attempts-before-vulnerability-disclosure"><span>http://threatpost.com/research-finds-no-large-scale-heartbleed-exploit-attempts-before-vulnerability-disclosure</span></a></span><span>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Heartbleed flaw was unknown before disclosure [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the most serious software flaws to affect the Internet, nicknamed "Heartbleed," was likely unknown before it was publicly disclosed, according to new research.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2605220/heartbleed-flaw-was-unknown-before-disclosure.html"><span>http://www.computerworld.com/article/2605220/heartbleed-flaw-was-unknown-before-disclosure.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russian cyber war linked to Spark crash<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Spark's big internet crash at the weekend was not about naked celebrities but linked to Russia's cyberwar on Ukraine and Western powers' sanctions on Moscow, security sources say.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/61133831/russian-cyber-war-linked-to-spark-crash"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/61133831/russian-cyber-war-linked-to-spark-crash</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DDoS Attack Causes Weekend Outages at New Zealand ISP Spark<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Customers of New Zealand ISP Spark experienced significant outages over the weekend due to a DDoS attack that sent &ldquo;extremely high traffic loads&rdquo; to its Spark DNS servers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ddos-attack-causes-weekend-outages-new-zealand-isp-spark"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ddos-attack-causes-weekend-outages-new-zealand-isp-spark</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Study: 15 Million Devices Infected With Mobile Malware<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fifteen million mobile devices are infected with malware, and most of those run Android, according to a new report by Alcatel-Lucent's Kindsight Security Labs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/study-15-million-devices-infected-with-mobile-malware/d/d-id/1315477"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/study-15-million-devices-infected-with-mobile-malware/d/d-id/1315477</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Privacy Vulnerabilities in Popular Android Apps Disclosed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Researchers from the University of New Haven have taken to Youtube this week to publicize vulnerabilities in a dozen Android apps, including Instagram, Vine and OKCupid.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/privacy-vulnerabilities-in-popular-android-apps-disclosed/108163"><span>http://threatpost.com/privacy-vulnerabilities-in-popular-android-apps-disclosed/108163</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UDRP not designed to address all trademark-based domain name disputes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a domain name dispute under the UDRP, Segway Inc has obtained the transfer of a domain name incorporating its trademark but lost its complaint with respect to four others. The decision shows how the UDRP was designed to address a limited category of trademark-abusive domain name registrations, and not to deal with all manner of trademark-based domain name disputes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=3d675c03-ed38-408b-aa62-3a4e16f0a32b"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=3d675c03-ed38-408b-aa62-3a4e16f0a32b</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">De Beers obtains transfer of '.diamonds' domain names under UDRP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Well-known jeweller De Beers has obtained the transfer under the UDRP of two domain names identically reproducing its well-known trademark under the new gTLD &lsquo;.diamonds&rsquo;. The decision highlights the impact that the introduction of almost 1,400 new gTLDs will have for brand owners across the globe.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=b9a99d3d-10cd-4f75-b70f-7489dab70697"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=b9a99d3d-10cd-4f75-b70f-7489dab70697</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ru: Over 4,800 suicide websites blocked in Russia over last two years<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia&rsquo;s consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has blocked over 4,800 websites assisting and promoting suicide over the last two years, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">A Russian law aimed at protecting children from &ldquo;information harmful to their health and development,&rdquo; which became effective in September 2012, stipulates that an automated register of domain names should be kept for purposes of identifying websites that contain prohibited information.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.rapsinews.com/news/20140908/272070594.html"><span>http://www.rapsinews.com/news/20140908/272070594.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Aborted Sedo deal blamed on domain theft in interesting soccer domain name case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Liga de F&uacute;tbol Profesional, the Spanish soccer league with 42 teams, has lost a UDRP over the domain name LaLiga.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/08/sedo-domain-theft-soccer/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/08/sedo-domain-theft-soccer/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Globeway LLC Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Globeway LLC of West Virgina was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name Globleway.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/10/globeway-llc-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/10/globeway-llc-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet has been running on life support for 15 years | #Peer2<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) realized that it was running out of IPv4 address space at least 20 years ago, but the biggest concerns lie in the unknown aspects of transitioning away from this protocol. About 15 years ago, the organization developed a life support mechanism called the Network Address Translation to help limp IPv4 along at the time, but that life support engine could go bust on any day now.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/09/09/the-internet-has-been-running-on-life-support-for-15-years-peer2/"><span>http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/09/09/the-internet-has-been-running-on-life-support-for-15-years-peer2/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As we alluded to in last week&rsquo;s Index Quality blog, today&rsquo;s update will focus on one specific spam filtering mechanism we rolled out a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS.)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.bing.com/webmaster/2014/09/09/url-keyword-stuffing-spam-filtering/"><span>http://blogs.bing.com/webmaster/2014/09/09/url-keyword-stuffing-spam-filtering/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bing Introduces URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bing just announced this week that they have rolled out a specific spam filtering mechanism a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS.)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.searchenginejournal.com/bing-introduces-url-keyword-stuffing-spam-filtering/115674/"><span>http://www.searchenginejournal.com/bing-introduces-url-keyword-stuffing-spam-filtering/115674/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo and TLDs promote domain names at dmexco<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo and a number of TLD registries are promoting domain name options at Europe&rsquo;s biggest digital marketing conference this week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/10/sedo-tlds-domain-names-dmexco/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/10/sedo-tlds-domain-names-dmexco/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Twitter's Stephen Coates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Coates, Twitter Inc.'s first in-house trademark lawyer, says his department is already growing. He joined the social media company six months ago after leaving a similar job in Seattle with Amazon.com Inc. Now he helps Twitter protect its branch in the increasingly complex world of domain name registration and purchasing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202668879300/Twitters-Stephen-Coates"><span>http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202668879300/Twitters-Stephen-Coates</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1st DomainX Conference Completed in India - Dolly Parton Goes .Country - Kellie Peterson Assumes Presidency at DNC Holdings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The first DomainX conference was completed Sunday (Sept. 7, 2014) in Hyderabad, India at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Approximately 350 domain investors and developers reportedly attended the event organized by the Domain Name Owners Association of India.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140908.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140908.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Industry Companies Plan to Give Domains a Major Push at Europe's Biggest Online Marketing Expo This Week<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Europe's largest online marketing fair and conference - DMEXCO - will have a very strong domain industry flavor when it opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany. Over 30,000 attendees from approximately 100 countries are expected to visit the 800 exhibitors who are setting up at the gigantic two-day event. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140909.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140909.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Garry Chernoff's Latest Home Run Tops This Week's Sales Chart - Year's Biggest Canadian ccTLD Sale Also Hits Six Figures<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If big domain sales were home runs legendary domain investor Garry Chernoff might well be our version of Babe Ruth. The low key Canadian hit another one out of the park this past week, banking $150,000 for Maca.com in a private transaction (for those who don't know Garry's background, the fact that Frank Schilling credits Garry with mentoring him is a pretty good indicator of his elevated place in industry history). <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140910.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140910.htm</span></a>&gt;<br><br>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Police in Spain Arm Themselves With Social Media to Fight Crime<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When a European arrest warrant was issued recently for Brett and Naghemeh King, who took their cancer-stricken child out of a Hampshire hospital in the south of England without permission, the Spanish police did what has become increasingly common in the search for missing or wanted people: They posted an alert on Twitter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/business/media/police-in-spain-arm-themselves-with-social-media-to-fight-crime.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/business/media/police-in-spain-arm-themselves-with-social-media-to-fight-crime.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How Will Facebook's New Privacy Settings Affect Marketers?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook's Privacy Checkup feature will make people more aware of their privacy settings, cutting off the flow of free information marketers have always been able to use for targeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2363795/how-will-facebooks-new-privacy-settings-affect-marketers"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2363795/how-will-facebooks-new-privacy-settings-affect-marketers</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Twitter testing "buy" button on tweets<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Twitter Inc is testing a "buy" button in some tweets that allows a mobile user to buy directly from a tweet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/08/uk-twitter-commerce-idUKKBN0H31BZ20140908"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/08/uk-twitter-commerce-idUKKBN0H31BZ20140908</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BBC: ISPs Should Assume Heavy VPN Users are Pirates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a submission to the Australian Government on the issue of online piracy, the BBC indicates that ISPs should be obliged to monitor their customers' activities. Service providers should become suspicious that customers could be pirating if they use VPN-style services and consume a lot of bandwidth, the BBC says.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/bbc-isps-should-assume-heavy-vpn-users-are-pirates-140908/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/bbc-isps-should-assume-heavy-vpn-users-are-pirates-140908/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Spotify: Aussie Music Piracy Down 20% The Year After Our Launch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New research from Spotify shows that music piracy via BitTorrent dropped 20% in Australia during the first year the streaming platform was operational. The drop was mostly driven by casual file-sharers, and the number of hard-core pirates remains stable.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/spotify-music-piracy-down-australia-140910/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/spotify-music-piracy-down-australia-140910/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 8 Sep 04:07 2014

auDA Domain News - 8 September

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How to survive the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul and why bother?

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/04/how-to-survive-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul-and-why-bother>

 

Turkey faces criticism as host of the Internet Governance Forum

<http://www.dw.de/turkey-faces-criticism-as-host-of-the-internet-governance-forum/a-17899512>

 

Internet Administration: eco Calls for Clear Process Towards IANA Reform

<http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/internet-administration-eco-calls-for-clear-process-towards-iana-reform.html>

 

European Commission position for Internet Governance Forum 2014

<http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-513_en.htm>

 

GNSO Review Deadline Extended to 23 September - Participate and Make Your Voices Heard! by Jen Wolfe

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/gnso-review-deadline-extended-to-23-september-participate-and-make-your-voices-heard>

 

VeriSign’s Top Line Performance To Be Masked By Growth In ccTLDs

<http://www.trefis.com/stock/vrsn/articles/253940/verisigns-top-line-performance-to-be-masked-by-growth-in-cctlds/2014-09-04>

 

The auDA Foundation's support for Internet projects promoting mental health and wellbeing

<http://www.auda.org.au/blog/the-auda-foundations-support-for-internet-projects-promoting-mental-health-and-wellbeing/>

 

Call for nominations for election to auDA Board

<http://www.auda.org.au/news/call-for-nominations-for-election-to-auda-board-2014/>

 

Norwegian Individuals More Likely To Get Their Own Domain Under .NO

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/07/norwegian-individuals-domain/>

 

How the Fashion Industry will use New gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/394130/How-the-Fashion-Industry-will-use-New-gTLDs>

 

From Wearable Technology to gTLDs, How to Keep Up with the Internet, Innovation and ICANN

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

 

 

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How to survive the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul and why bother?

Maria Farrell on the inner workings of a conference where the gala reception has no alcohol and Ed Vaizey appears to have cracked the secret of popularity

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/04/how-to-survive-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul-and-why-bother>

 

Is Turkey a bad Internet Governance Forum host if you can still talk surveillance?

Passions have flared at an Internet Governance Forum being hosted in Istanbul. Turkey has long tried to silence the Net. And many participants want to know whether Turkey was the right choice.

<http://www.dw.de/is-turkey-a-bad-internet-governance-forum-host-if-you-can-still-talk-surveillance/a-17899512>

 

Turkey faces criticism as host of the Internet Governance Forum

Passions have flared at an Internet Governance Forum being hosted in Istanbul. The country has long tried to silence the Web, which has left many participants wondering whether Turkey was the right choice.

<http://www.dw.de/turkey-faces-criticism-as-host-of-the-internet-governance-forum/a-17899512>

 

Internet Administration: eco Calls for Clear Process Towards IANA Reform

Today, the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) starts off in Istanbul. Over four days, the estimated 2,500 representatives of international governments, companies and NGOs, as well as participants from the civil society, will be exchanging ideas and information in current issues in Internet Governance, such as Internet administration, net neutrality, security and data protection, surveillance and intellectual property in the digital age.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/internet-administration-eco-calls-for-clear-process-towards-iana-reform.html>

 

European Commission position for Internet Governance Forum 2014

The 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 2-5 September. This UN-initiated body is a multi-stakeholder, non-decision making forum of global importance for forward-looking discussions on Internet issues. Ministers and Internet leaders, including Neelie Kroes, will discuss the theme "Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance".

<http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-513_en.htm>

 

eu: Fighting for a free and open internet

Joint statement from the EU delegation to the Internet Governance Forum 2-5 September 2014 in Istanbul; signed by and Vice President Neelie Kroes and Member of the European Parliament Pilar del Castillo, Paul Rübig, Sabine Verheyen, Renato Soru and Julia Reda

<http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-272_en.htm>

 

Internet nation? Speech delivered by IGP’s Milton Mueller at the closing ceremony of the 9th Annual Internet Governance Forum

I thank our host country and the IGF Secretariat for the excellent facilities and well-organized event. I also want to shout out to the Turkish alternative informatics activists for their courage and commitment in mobilizing an Ungovernance Forum.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/09/05/internet-nation/>

 

Kathy Brown Opening Speech For 2014 Internet Governance Forum

Thank you to our Turkish hosts for inviting us to experience the wonder of this amazing city where the confluence of cultures, religion, and ideas have met and melded over the ages. We know that there is power and progress to be derived from drawing on a mix of traditions and beliefs to forge cooperation and growth.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/kathy-brown-opening-speech-2014-internet-governance-forum>

 

RIPE NCC Report on IGF 2014

The ninth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) concluded on Friday, 5 September, in Istanbul, Turkey. The five days of wide-ranging Internet governance discussions attracted nearly 2,500 on-site participants, with more than 1,000 more online.

<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/ripe-ncc-report-on-igf-2014>

 

The Internet Power Vacuum Worsens

The Obama administration plan to give up U.S. protection of the open Internet won't take effect for a year, but authoritarian governments are already moving to grab control. President Obama is learning it's as dangerous for America to create a vacuum of power in the digital world as in the real one.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/l-gordon-crovitz-the-internet-power-vacuum-worsens-1410124265>

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/l-gordon-crovitz-the-internet-power-vacuum-worsens-1410124265?tesla=y&url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204420904580136072740733464.html>

 

Internet Governence Forum Attendees Complain About Censorship in Turkey While Some Advocate It for Youth

Censorship is very much on the minds of attendees at this year's IGF in Istanbul. One reason, of course, is because the meeting is being held in a country that has censored the Web. Earlier this year the Turkish government blocked Twitter and YouTube for awhile and continues to block thousands of websites, including some that reportedly have content that goes against government ideology.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-magid/internet-governence-forum_b_5774720.html>

 

ICANN and Internet governance, cont’d

Some comments and emails I’ve received make me think that I wasn’t terribly clear in my posting earlier this week about the Women on Web abortion services website, ICANN, and the whole “Internet governance” brouhaha. [Speaking of which, Larry Downes has an interesting piece here on "why Internet governance should be left to the engineers," focusing on the ongoing "Internet Governance Forum" meetings taking place in Turkey, in particular reference to the knotty problem of "network neutrality."] The great classicist Mary Beard was quoted as saying that when she writes something that many people misunderstand, she assumes that it is her writing, not her readers, at fault . . . a good attitude to cultivate, I think.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/04/icann-and-internet-governance-contd/>

 

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GNSO Review Deadline Extended to 23 September - Participate and Make Your Voices Heard! by Jen Wolfe

I became involved in the GNSO Review for several reasons. Recognizing that organizational reviews are an essential component of ICANN's commitment to continuous improvement, accountability and transparency, I wanted to take part in shaping this important process. Additionally, the review provides a timely opportunity for the GNSO to reflect upon our self-improvement efforts as we acknowledge areas that are working well, identify areas that need improvement and work toward affecting needed changes. I am committed to a collaborative effort resulting in useful and productive improvements and am very excited to share with you our accomplishments to date.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/gnso-review-deadline-extended-to-23-september-participate-and-make-your-voices-heard>

 

Public Comment Invited: Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process

Purpose (Brief): Due to both the critical crossroad ICANN is at now and the considerable work that needs to be done to achieve the anticipated IANA Functions Stewardship Transition, ICANN has launched a 21-day Public Comment period starting 6 September 2014, to consider the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process posted on 14 August, in conjunction with the stewardship transition.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-08-2014-09-05-en>

 

Revised: Request for Proposals (RFP) for IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Issued by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group

This announcement is to correct the omission from the 3 September communication of the draft nature of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Issued by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-05-en>

 

Elise Cooper, Olivier Crepin-Leblond et al, Commercial Business Users, Commercial Stakeholder Group, At-Large Advisory Committee, Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group, Non-Commercial Users, Registry Stakeholder Group, Governmental Advisory Committee, Security and Stability Advisory Committee, Country Code Names Supporting Organization, Internet Service Providers, Commercial Stakeholder Group, Registrar Stakeholder Group, Generic Names Supporting Organization Council, Intellectual Property, Commercial Stakeholder to Fadi Chehadé and Stephen Crocker

Questions About Enhancing ICANN Accountability Efforts

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/cooper-et-al-to-chehade-crocker-2014-09-03-en>

 

ICANN signs MoU with APNIC on L-Root Collaboration

Today, I was very happy to facilitate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on L-Root Collaboration with Paul Wilson, Director General of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) and Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO of ICANN.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-signs-mou-with-apnic-on-l-root-collaboration>

 

Update on Application Status and Contention Sets

ICANN has updated the "Update on Application Status and Contention Sets" Advisory to describe how application statuses and contention set statuses are currently being maintained. These changes reflect modifications that have been made to the process to enhance efficiency and transparency in application processing.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-04sep14-en>

 

Louis Lee, Chair | ICANN ASO Address Council, to ICANN Board and ICANN Staff

Re: ASO AC Advice on the Implementation of Global Policy for Iana Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to RIRs

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/lee-to-icann-board-staff-2014-09-03-en>

 

ICA Tells ICANN: Withdraw Bylaws Proposal to Give Governments More Power by Philip Corwin

On September 3rd the ICA filed a comment letter with ICANN opposing a Bylaws amendment proposal to raise the threshold for Board rejection of Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) “advice” from a simple majority to a two-thirds vote.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/ica-tells-icann-withdraw-bylaws-proposal-to-give-governments-more-power/>

 

ICA Counsel To Co-Chair IGO/INGO Working Group by Philip Corwin

On September 4th ICANN’s GNSO Council confirmed the appointment of ICA Counsel Philip Corwin as Co-Chairman of the IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms Working Group. This WG will have to consider a broad array of issues that are relevant not only to its own work but to the broader upcoming review of the rights protection measures (RPMs) created for the new gTLD program, as well as potential UDRP reform, that will begin in Spring 2015.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/igoingo-working-group/>

 

APNIC & ICANN sign MOU on L-root server deployments

APNIC and ICANN today signed an agreement to help improve the performance, availability and reliability of the Internet in the growing Asia Pacific region by deploying L-root server instances.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/04/apnic-icann-sign-mou-on-l-root-server-deployments/>

 

Interview: Mary Wong, ICANN

ICANN Senior Policy Director Mary Wong discusses her first year at ICANN, the challenges still facing the new gTLD program and what actions are being taken to ensure that trademark owners’ rights will be protected in a vastly expanded Internet.

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

 

Next month: the biggest domain name conference ever

This summer’s ICANN meeting in London set an all-time record for a domain name related conference with 3,115 people in attendance.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/04/next-month-the-biggest-domain-name-conference-ever/>

 

DCA Trust Strongly Urges ICANN Board Not to Adopt the Proposed Amendment to Its Bylaw by Gideon Rop

ICANN has been busy in managing several parallel processes that are also closely tied together in one way or the other. The processes include the new gTLD process, the IANA transition and most currently and important action yet that would act as the synergizing factor is the accountability process. ICANN has also posted for public comment proposed Bylaws revisions that would incorporate a higher voting threshold for the Board to determine not to follow the advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140904_dca_trust_strongly_urges_icann_not_to_adopt_proposed_amendment/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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VeriSign’s Top Line Performance To Be Masked By Growth In ccTLDs

VeriSign is a provider of registry services for .com and .net domain names, with a market share of approximately 47% in 2013 in the Domain Name System (DNS) market, according to our estimates. The company has a market capitalization of $7.15 billion and reported annual revenues of about $965 million last fiscal year. VeriSign competes with other domain registration service providers such as NeuStar and Afilias.

<http://www.trefis.com/stock/vrsn/articles/253940/verisigns-top-line-performance-to-be-masked-by-growth-in-cctlds/2014-09-04>

 

The auDA Foundation's support for Internet projects promoting mental health and wellbeing

People of all ages and backgrounds are turning to the Internet for information and support for mental health challenges, or to improve their general psychological wellbeing.

<http://www.auda.org.au/blog/the-auda-foundations-support-for-internet-projects-promoting-mental-health-and-wellbeing/>

 

Call for nominations for election to auDA Board

The election will take place at auDA's Annual General Meeting, to be held on 27 October 2014 in Melbourne.

<http://www.auda.org.au/news/call-for-nominations-for-election-to-auda-board-2014/>

 

de: eco Ensures Legal Certainty for German Registrars

Accreditation contracts that ICANN as a company enters into with registrars do not always comply in all points with the legal requirements of the country where the registrar has their headquarters – for example, in the area of Blanket Data Retention, which is not permissible in Germany.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/eco-ensures-legal-certainty-for-german-registrars.html>

 

eu: Languages on the move in the Internet landscape

“Only by pursuing a policy of multilingualism in Internet access can we give effect to our policy of an Internet that is truly global, and truly accessible to all,” states European Commission Vice-President, Neelie Kroes, in the foreword of the IDN World Report 2014 produced by EURid with UNESCO in cooperation with Verisign and the ccTLD regional organisations (CENTR, LACTLD, APTLD and AFTLD).

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/sep-2014/languages-move-internet-landscape>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/07/eurid-languages-move-internet-landscape/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/languages-on-move-internet-landscape.html>

 

Norwegian Individuals More Likely To Get Their Own Domain Under .NO

Norwegian individuals are more likely to register a .no domain name now they can register one directly under .no rather than under .priv.no, as was the case prior to 17 June.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/07/norwegian-individuals-domain/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/norwegian-individuals-own-domain.html>

 

no: Private individuals more likely to get themselves a domain name

This survey measures certain aspects of how private individuals in Norway use the Internet, and their views and attitudes towards domain names in particular. The survey also measures whether Norwegians are more likely to register a domain names for private use after .no was opened for private individuals in June 2014.

<http://www.norid.no/statistikk/su/omdomme-2014.en.html>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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How the Fashion Industry will use New gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe

The fashion industry is always one season ahead. But is it ready for a digital transformation with gTLDs? Many big fashion and luxury brands applied for their own gTLD. What could we expect in the fashion space as new gTLDs create new digital worlds for top brands? Let’s start with who applied. In fashion, we saw some big fashion houses like Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Coach, as well as powerhouse luxury Richemont with its suite of luxury brands: Omega, Piaget, and Chloe, Mont Blanc, to name just a few.

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/394130/How-the-Fashion-Industry-will-use-New-gTLDs>

 

From Wearable Technology to gTLDs, How to Keep Up with the Internet, Innovation and ICANN

INTA will host an advanced-level conference on September 18–19 in San Francisco, titled “Internet, Innovation and ICANN: The Evolving Landscape of the Net,” to dig deeper into the ICANN process and other issues concerning the ever-changing online environment.

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

 

Going global: geographic gTLDs prepare for take-off

Last week the ‘.hamburg’ string hit general availability and quickly burst into the top-25 list of new gTLDs in terms of registration numbers. In many respects, geographic strings have a competitive edge over generic strings and – with 11 currently in sunrise – we will soon be able to better assess their true impact.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=b2d19947-399e-4fdf-af30-f1fbf0878693>

 

.भारत Brings the Promise of a New Digital India by Ram Mohan

On August 27, 2014, the world became a bit more connected as the Internet welcomed more than 400 million Hindi language speakers in their own language. .भारत (.Bharat), which means India in the Hindi language, was inaugurated on August 27 in New Delhi by Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, India's Minister of Law & Justice and Communications & Information Technology.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140904_dot_bharat_brings_the_promise_of_a_new_digital_india/>

 

Top 10 Tips for Building a TLD Affiliate Network Using Social Media by Jennie-Marie Larsen

It makes the strategist in my heart sing when I see that most of the new gTLDs labeled generic are in fact words that speak to a specific niche. Most are even so specific that the average person, a friend sitting next to you at a dinner party, your parents, can understand how a space online dedicated to that word might be a reasonable option for that audience and the names they chose online. And then inevitably you are forced to trot along the path of 'what about .com??!' with said dinner party guest.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140904_top_10_tips_for_building_tld_affiliate_network_using_social_media/>

 

.Hotel applicants question CPE panel decision

Six companies that saw their bids for the .hotel domain name die as a result of a Community Priority Evaluation decision in favor of HOTEL Top-Level-Domain S.a.r.l have asked ICANN for information regarding the decision.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/04/hotel-applicants-question-cpe-panel-decision/>

 

You've Got .EMAIL: Trusting the .EMAIL Space

Cybersquatting* remains a prevalent issue in the legacy gTLD space – .COM, .INFO, etc. – and the practice is already commonplace in the new gTLD space as well. As we've noted before, there are reports of cybersquatting in new gTLDs such as .CLOTHING and .GURU.

<http://cadna.org/blog/2014/9/4/youve-got-email-trusting-the-email-space>

 

Is It Time for Me to Sell Blunders.com?

Remember 1997? It was the height of the dot-com bubble. And everyone was registering domain names with unrealistic hopes and dreams of developing profitable, pure-play internet businesses.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-fox/is-it-time-for-me-to-sell_b_5716223.html>

 

Limitations of .Brand Search Engines by Alex Tajirian

The essay outlines the necessary success factors for a niche search engine and raises doubt regarding the role of .Branding in niche engines' success. Some search engines want to target a niche market, not Google. Unlike Google, they're targeted and they are profitable that way. Consider Kayak (travel), Zillow (real estate), Yelp (reviews), and .xxx (adult websites).

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140905_limitations_of_brand_search_engines/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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In case of cyber attack: NATO members ready to pledge mutual defense

The United States and the other 27 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization plan to aid the defense of any other NATO country in the event of a major cyber attack, according to an agreement that will be ratified this week at a major alliance meeting.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/in-case-of-cyberattack-nato-members-ready-to-pledge-mutual-defense/>

 

„We are talking about a public interest activity, the backbone and sustainability of our information society.“

Much of our IT security is privately owned - and at the same time surely a matter of public concern. Karine e Silva (L.L.M.) works for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT in Leuven, Belgium and researches on how private and public stakeholders can collaborate as partners to create a better Internet for everybody.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/we-are-talking-about-a-public-interest-activity-the-backbone-and-sustainability-of-our-information-society.html>

 

Trust is Good – Security is Better

Since the revelations by Edward Snowden, at the latest, no company, public office or user can afford to ignore the urgency of the topic Security in the Internet. Up-to-date information from international Security experts, combined with efficient security solutions and abundant opportunities for exchanging information and experience: All this is offered at the Internet Security Days on the 24 – 25 September.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/trust-is-good-security-is-better.html>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Google obtains transfer of 'glass' domain name under UDRP

Search engine giant Google has obtained the transfer of the domain name 'glassforsnap.com' under the UDRP based on its GLASS mark. Interestingly, while the NAF panel noted that 'snap' referred to photos taken with the Snapchat app, it did not consider whether the owners of Snapchat could or should have any rights in the domain name, or whether transferring it to Google was improper in view of the presence of the SNAP mark in the domain name.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=110de50c-8f2b-46ba-8f25-58dbec7cf47b>

 

High Burden For Reverse Hijacking Maintained

For a classic UDRP lesson, we can open our books to the complaint filed over <nuvotv.com> and <nuvotv.net>. This is a lecture on only hiring a counsel who is specifically experienced in domain name enforcement.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/09/02/high-burden-for-reverse-hijacking-maintained/>

 

Mark Livesey QC and The New South Wales Bar Association v. Derek Minus and Dispute Resolution Associates Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2014-0011

1. The Parties: The Complainants are Mark Livesey QC (“First Complainant”), authorised to act on behalf of the Australian Bar Association, and The New South Wales Bar Association (“Second Complainant”), both of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, both represented by Worthy of the Name Pty Ltd, Australia. The Respondents are Derek Minus (“First Respondent”) and Dispute Resolution Associates Pty Ltd. (“Second Respondent”), both of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia, both represented by the First Respondent. 2. The Domain Names and Registrar: The disputed domain names <austbar.com.au> and <baradr.com.au> are registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0011>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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IPv6 insecurities on “IPv4-only” networks

When people hear about IPv6-specific security issues, they frequently tend to rate this as an argument in favour of delaying or avoiding IPv6 deployment on their enterprise or campus network. Even without IPv6 being consciously deployed, however, some of the IPv6-related security issues were already introduced to most networks many years ago. The reason for this is simple: IPv6 is implemented in all common operating systems and enabled by default. We introduced hosts with these operating systems on our networks several years ago – be they clients on the office network or servers in a data centre or DMZ.

<http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/08/26/ipv6-insecurities-on-ipv4-only-networks/>

 

APNIC receives an IPv4 /12 from IANA

APNIC yesterday received its second allocation from IANA’s Recovered Pool of IPv4 addresses – a /12 block of IPv4, or 45.112.0.0/12 to be precise.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/04/apnic-receives-an-ipv4-12-from-iana/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Irina Danelia: «A new world of IDN gives us unique possibilities»

This week 9th International Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is taking place in Istanbul. The forum will last four days, from 2 to 5 of September. Around two thousand and a half representatives of governments, private sector and civil society from many countries of the world take part. Representatives of the Coordination Center for TLD RU and Technical Center of Internet are among the delegates.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5998>

 

Second Half of Indian Domain Conference Doubleheader Coming up Sunday When DomainX Convenes in Hyderabad

India's first pair of conferences devoted solely to domain investing will be completed Sunday (Sept. 7, 2014) when the DomainX Conference makes its debut in Hyderabad. The event, being staged by the Domain Name Owners Association of India at the Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, follows the inaugural World Domain Day conference that was held August 24 at the Avasa Hotel in the same city.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140905.htm>

 

The Domain World's Leading Diplomat: How Jothan Frakes Has Broken Down Barriers and Brought People Together

If the domain industry was the United Nations (and as a global business it does have some similarities), then Jothan Frakes would be the obvious choice for Secretary-General. There are very few people who have as much experience and as many contacts as Frakes does across all sectors of this industry. He is well-known and respected in the domain investment arena, the service provider community and in ICANN circles after years of being deeply involved in all three.

<http://dnjournal.com/cover/2014/july-august.htm>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Netcraft: Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in August 2014

EveryCity had the most reliable hosting company site in August, with only one failed request. EveryCity has been in business for more than seven years, during which time it has hosted websites for many global brands, including Disney, Ikea, Lego, MTV, Skype, SoundCloud and Thomson Reuters.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/09/05/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-august-2014.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Freelancer.com Launches Freemarket, Another Place To Sell Domain Names And Websites

There’s money in them second-hand domain names, and used websites that may otherwise be heading to the deadpool. Job outsourcing marketplace Freelancer.com, which IPOed last year, is expanding into the business of domain name reselling and website offloading, with what it claims are better rates than those offered by competing marketplaces.

<http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/04/freemarket/>

 

Sculpting PPC Success

Building a successful pay-per-click (PPC) campaign can sometimes be viewed as "sculpting" in the sense that you need to chip away at the parts that won't help you achieve your conversion goals until you are left with a strategy that works.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2363522/sculpting-ppc-success>

 

Brisbane lawyer Neil Lawler is master of his domain (name) and about 200 other website addresses

NEIL Lawler is the proud licensee of around 200 domain names and he thinks some of them could be quite valuable one day.

<http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/brisbane-lawyer-neil-lawler-is-master-of-his-domain-name-and-about-200-other-website-addresses/story-fnihsps3-1227049478686>

 

The Flood Gates Open: Release of 2Q-2014 Sales at DomainNameSales.com Inundates the Charts With High End Sales

What a difference a week makes. Last week we were talking about the aftermarket taking a nap - this week it's party time! For starters, we have been able to confirm that the Check.com sale we mentioned last week was for exactly $1 million, allowing us to chart the domain this week.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140903.htm>

 

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INTERNET USE

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Facebook ready to spend billions to bring whole world online - Zuckerberg

Facebook Inc is prepared to spend billions of dollars to reach its goal of bringing the Internet to everyone on the planet, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/05/uk-facebook-internet-idUKKBN0H028520140905>

 

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES

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Greenpeace Green Gadgets: Designing the Future

Since 2006 Greenpeace has been campaigning to green our electronics, challenging the sector’s leading companies to reduce their environmental footprint and meet the growing demand for greener devices. From acting to combat climate change by increasing the use of renewable energy in the supply chain, to helping to build a toxic-free future by eliminating the worst hazardous chemicals, now is the moment for the industry to help us design a different future.

<http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/toxics/electronics/Guide-to-Greener-Electronics/Green-Gadgets/>

 

The language of the internet of things: More and more devices are becoming connected, but will they speak the same language?

There was a time, not long ago, when access to the internet could be gained only through a computer. Now people can get to it using phones, tablets and some games consoles. Increasingly, other devices are becoming internet-linked too, as connectivity is extended to everyday objects such as televisions, radios, watches and cars.

<http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21615067-more-and-more-devices-are-becoming-connected-will-they-speak-same>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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ITU and UNICEF release new Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and partners of the Child Online Protection Initiative, today released updated Guidelines to strengthen online protection for children.

<http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/45.aspx>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Time to hit downloaders hard, musicians say

The non-profit organisation that collects and distributes song-writing royalties to over 80,000 musicians throughout Australia and New Zealand has called for stiff penalties for consumers of pirated material online and refuted claims that better availability of content will solve Australia’s piracy problems.

<http://www.afr.com/p/technology/time_to_hit_downloaders_hard_musicians_I2U2UTnqp58swCoB8P5rkJ>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Australian Crime Commission rejects limits on website blocking

The Australian Crime Commission has rejected calls for limits on the government agencies that can issue notices under Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/554221/australian-crime-commission-rejects-limits-website-blocking/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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International Chamber of Commerce: Trade Secret Law Should Be Harmonized, Included in TPP

As Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators began this week’s round of talks in Hanoi, the International Chamber of Commerce issued a white paper urging the inclusion of strong trade secret provisions in the agreement.

<http://infojustice.org/archives/33219>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How to survive the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul and why bother?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/04/how-to-survive-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul-and-why-bother"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/04/how-to-survive-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul-and-why-bother</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Turkey faces criticism as host of the Internet Governance Forum<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Administration: eco Calls for Clear Process Towards IANA Reform<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European Commission position for Internet Governance Forum 2014<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO Review Deadline Extended to 23 September - Participate and Make Your Voices Heard! by Jen Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">VeriSign&rsquo;s Top Line Performance To Be Masked By Growth In ccTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The auDA Foundation's support for Internet projects promoting mental health and wellbeing<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Call for nominations for election to auDA Board<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Norwegian Individuals More Likely To Get Their Own Domain Under .NO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/07/norwegian-individuals-domain/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/07/norwegian-individuals-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How the Fashion Industry will use New gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/394130/How-the-Fashion-Industry-will-use-New-gTLDs"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/394130/How-the-Fashion-Industry-will-use-New-gTLDs</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From Wearable Technology to gTLDs, How to Keep Up with the Internet, Innovation and ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/FromWearableTechnologytogTLDsHowtoKeepUpwiththeInternetInnovationandICANN.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/FromWearableTechnologytogTLDsHowtoKeepUpwiththeInternetInnovationandICANN.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How to survive the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul and why bother?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Maria Farrell on the inner workings of a conference where the gala reception has no alcohol and Ed Vaizey appears to have cracked the secret of popularity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/04/how-to-survive-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul-and-why-bother"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/04/how-to-survive-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul-and-why-bother</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is Turkey a bad Internet Governance Forum host if you can still talk surveillance?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Passions have flared at an Internet Governance Forum being hosted in Istanbul. Turkey has long tried to silence the Net. And many participants want to know whether Turkey was the right choice.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dw.de/is-turkey-a-bad-internet-governance-forum-host-if-you-can-still-talk-surveillance/a-17899512"><span>http://www.dw.de/is-turkey-a-bad-internet-governance-forum-host-if-you-can-still-talk-surveillance/a-17899512</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Turkey faces criticism as host of the Internet Governance Forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Passions have flared at an Internet Governance Forum being hosted in Istanbul. The country has long tried to silence the Web, which has left many participants wondering whether Turkey was the right choice.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dw.de/turkey-faces-criticism-as-host-of-the-internet-governance-forum/a-17899512"><span>http://www.dw.de/turkey-faces-criticism-as-host-of-the-internet-governance-forum/a-17899512</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Administration: eco Calls for Clear Process Towards IANA Reform<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) starts off in Istanbul. Over four days, the estimated 2,500 representatives of international governments, companies and NGOs, as well as participants from the civil society, will be exchanging ideas and information in current issues in Internet Governance, such as Internet administration, net neutrality, security and data protection, surveillance and intellectual property in the digital age.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/internet-administration-eco-calls-for-clear-process-towards-iana-reform.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/internet-administration-eco-calls-for-clear-process-towards-iana-reform.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European Commission position for Internet Governance Forum 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 2-5 September. This UN-initiated body is a multi-stakeholder, non-decision making forum of global importance for forward-looking discussions on Internet issues. Ministers and Internet leaders, including Neelie Kroes, will discuss the theme "Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-513_en.htm"><span>http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-513_en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">eu: Fighting for a free and open internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Joint statement from the EU delegation to the Internet Governance Forum 2-5 September 2014 in Istanbul; signed by and Vice President Neelie Kroes and Member of the European Parliament Pilar del Castillo, Paul R&uuml;big, Sabine Verheyen, Renato Soru and Julia Reda<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-272_en.htm"><span>http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-272_en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet nation? Speech delivered by IGP&rsquo;s Milton Mueller at the closing ceremony of the 9th Annual Internet Governance Forum</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I thank our host country and the IGF Secretariat for the excellent facilities and well-organized event. I also want to shout out to the Turkish alternative informatics activists for their courage and commitment in mobilizing an Ungovernance Forum.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/09/05/internet-nation/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/09/05/internet-nation/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kathy Brown Opening Speech For 2014 Internet Governance Forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thank you to our Turkish hosts for inviting us to experience the wonder of this amazing city where the confluence of cultures, religion, and ideas have met and melded over the ages. We know that there is power and progress to be derived from drawing on a mix of traditions and beliefs to forge cooperation and growth.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/news/kathy-brown-opening-speech-2014-internet-governance-forum"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/news/kathy-brown-opening-speech-2014-internet-governance-forum</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RIPE NCC Report on IGF 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ninth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) concluded on Friday, 5 September, in Istanbul, Turkey. The five days of wide-ranging Internet governance discussions attracted nearly 2,500 on-site participants, with more than 1,000 more online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/ripe-ncc-report-on-igf-2014"><span>http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/ripe-ncc-report-on-igf-2014</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Power Vacuum Worsens<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Obama administration plan to give up U.S. protection of the open Internet won't take effect for a year, but authoritarian governments are already moving to grab control. President Obama is learning it's as dangerous for America to create a vacuum of power in the digital world as in the real one.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/l-gordon-crovitz-the-internet-power-vacuum-worsens-1410124265"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/l-gordon-crovitz-the-internet-power-vacuum-worsens-1410124265</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/l-gordon-crovitz-the-internet-power-vacuum-worsens-1410124265?tesla=y&amp;url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204420904580136072740733464.html"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/l-gordon-crovitz-the-internet-power-vacuum-worsens-1410124265?tesla=y&amp;url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204420904580136072740733464.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Governence Forum Attendees Complain About Censorship in Turkey While Some Advocate It for Youth<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Censorship is very much on the minds of attendees at this year's IGF in Istanbul. One reason, of course, is because the meeting is being held in a country that has censored the Web. Earlier this year the Turkish government blocked Twitter and YouTube for awhile and continues to block thousands of websites, including some that reportedly have content that goes against government ideology.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-magid/internet-governence-forum_b_5774720.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-magid/internet-governence-forum_b_5774720.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN and Internet governance, cont&rsquo;d<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some comments and emails I&rsquo;ve received make me think that I wasn&rsquo;t terribly clear in my posting earlier this week about the Women on Web abortion services website, ICANN, and the whole &ldquo;Internet governance&rdquo; brouhaha. [Speaking of which, Larry Downes has an interesting piece here on "why Internet governance should be left to the engineers," focusing on the ongoing "Internet Governance Forum" meetings taking place in Turkey, in particular reference to the knotty problem of "network neutrality."] The great classicist Mary Beard was quoted as saying that when she writes something that many people misunderstand, she assumes that it is her writing, not her readers, at fault . . . a good attitude to cultivate, I think.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/04/icann-and-internet-governance-contd/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/04/icann-and-internet-governance-contd/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO Review Deadline Extended to 23 September - Participate and Make Your Voices Heard! by Jen Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I became involved in the GNSO Review for several reasons. Recognizing that organizational reviews are an essential component of ICANN's commitment to continuous improvement, accountability and transparency, I wanted to take part in shaping this important process. Additionally, the review provides a timely opportunity for the GNSO to reflect upon our self-improvement efforts as we acknowledge areas that are working well, identify areas that need improvement and work toward affecting needed changes. I am committed to a collaborative effort resulting in useful and productive improvements and am very excited to share with you our accomplishments to date.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/gnso-review-deadline-extended-to-23-september-participate-and-make-your-voices-heard"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/gnso-review-deadline-extended-to-23-september-participate-and-make-your-voices-heard</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Public Comment Invited: Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): Due to both the critical crossroad ICANN is at now and the considerable work that needs to be done to achieve the anticipated IANA Functions Stewardship Transition, ICANN has launched a 21-day Public Comment period starting 6 September 2014, to consider the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process posted on 14 August, in conjunction with the stewardship transition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-08-2014-09-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-08-2014-09-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Revised: Request for Proposals (RFP) for IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Issued by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This announcement is to correct the omission from the 3 September communication of the draft nature of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Issued by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Elise Cooper, Olivier Crepin-Leblond et al, Commercial Business Users, Commercial Stakeholder Group, At-Large Advisory Committee, Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group, Non-Commercial Users, Registry Stakeholder Group, Governmental Advisory Committee, Security and Stability Advisory Committee, Country Code Names Supporting Organization, Internet Service Providers, Commercial Stakeholder Group, Registrar Stakeholder Group, Generic Names Supporting Organization Council, Intellectual Property, Commercial Stakeholder to Fadi Chehad&eacute; and Stephen Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Questions About Enhancing ICANN Accountability Efforts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/cooper-et-al-to-chehade-crocker-2014-09-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/cooper-et-al-to-chehade-crocker-2014-09-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN signs MoU with APNIC on L-Root Collaboration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, I was very happy to facilitate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on L-Root Collaboration with Paul Wilson, Director General of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) and Fadi Chehad&eacute;, President and CEO of ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-signs-mou-with-apnic-on-l-root-collaboration"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-signs-mou-with-apnic-on-l-root-collaboration</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update on Application Status and Contention Sets<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has updated the "Update on Application Status and Contention Sets" Advisory to describe how application statuses and contention set statuses are currently being maintained. These changes reflect modifications that have been made to the process to enhance efficiency and transparency in application processing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-04sep14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-04sep14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Louis Lee, Chair | ICANN ASO Address Council, to ICANN Board and ICANN Staff</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: ASO AC Advice on the Implementation of Global Policy for Iana Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to RIRs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/lee-to-icann-board-staff-2014-09-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/lee-to-icann-board-staff-2014-09-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICA Tells ICANN: Withdraw Bylaws Proposal to Give Governments More Power by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On September 3rd the ICA filed a comment letter with ICANN opposing a Bylaws amendment proposal to raise the threshold for Board rejection of Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) &ldquo;advice&rdquo; from a simple majority to a two-thirds vote.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/ica-tells-icann-withdraw-bylaws-proposal-to-give-governments-more-power/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/ica-tells-icann-withdraw-bylaws-proposal-to-give-governments-more-power/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICA Counsel To Co-Chair IGO/INGO Working Group by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On September 4th ICANN&rsquo;s GNSO Council confirmed the appointment of ICA Counsel Philip Corwin as Co-Chairman of the IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms Working Group. This WG will have to consider a broad array of issues that are relevant not only to its own work but to the broader upcoming review of the rights protection measures (RPMs) created for the new gTLD program, as well as potential UDRP reform, that will begin in Spring 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/igoingo-working-group/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/igoingo-working-group/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">APNIC &amp; ICANN sign MOU on L-root server deployments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">APNIC and ICANN today signed an agreement to help improve the performance, availability and reliability of the Internet in the growing Asia Pacific region by deploying L-root server instances.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/04/apnic-icann-sign-mou-on-l-root-server-deployments/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/04/apnic-icann-sign-mou-on-l-root-server-deployments/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Interview: Mary Wong, ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Senior Policy Director Mary Wong discusses her first year at ICANN, the challenges still facing the new gTLD program and what actions are being taken to ensure that trademark owners&rsquo; rights will be protected in a vastly expanded Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/InterviewMaryWongICANN.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/InterviewMaryWongICANN.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Next month: the biggest domain name conference ever<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This summer&rsquo;s ICANN meeting in London set an all-time record for a domain name related conference with 3,115 people in attendance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/04/next-month-the-biggest-domain-name-conference-ever/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/04/next-month-the-biggest-domain-name-conference-ever/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DCA Trust Strongly Urges ICANN Board Not to Adopt the Proposed Amendment to Its Bylaw by Gideon Rop<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has been busy in managing several parallel processes that are also closely tied together in one way or the other. The processes include the new gTLD process, the IANA transition and most currently and important action yet that would act as the synergizing factor is the accountability process. ICANN has also posted for public comment proposed Bylaws revisions that would incorporate a higher voting threshold for the Board to determine not to follow the advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140904_dca_trust_strongly_urges_icann_not_to_adopt_proposed_amendment/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140904_dca_trust_strongly_urges_icann_not_to_adopt_proposed_amendment/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">VeriSign&rsquo;s Top Line Performance To Be Masked By Growth In ccTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">VeriSign is a provider of registry services for .com and .net domain names, with a market share of approximately 47% in 2013 in the Domain Name System (DNS) market, according to our estimates. The company has a market capitalization of $7.15 billion and reported annual revenues of about $965 million last fiscal year. VeriSign competes with other domain registration service providers such as NeuStar and Afilias.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trefis.com/stock/vrsn/articles/253940/verisigns-top-line-performance-to-be-masked-by-growth-in-cctlds/2014-09-04"><span>http://www.trefis.com/stock/vrsn/articles/253940/verisigns-top-line-performance-to-be-masked-by-growth-in-cctlds/2014-09-04</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The auDA Foundation's support for Internet projects promoting mental health and wellbeing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">People of all ages and backgrounds are turning to the Internet for information and support for mental health challenges, or to improve their general psychological wellbeing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/blog/the-auda-foundations-support-for-internet-projects-promoting-mental-health-and-wellbeing/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/blog/the-auda-foundations-support-for-internet-projects-promoting-mental-health-and-wellbeing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Call for nominations for election to auDA Board<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The election will take place at auDA's Annual General Meeting, to be held on 27 October 2014 in Melbourne.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/call-for-nominations-for-election-to-auda-board-2014/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/call-for-nominations-for-election-to-auda-board-2014/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">de: eco Ensures Legal Certainty for German Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Accreditation contracts that ICANN as a company enters into with registrars do not always comply in all points with the legal requirements of the country where the registrar has their headquarters &ndash; for example, in the area of Blanket Data Retention, which is not permissible in Germany.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/news/eco-ensures-legal-certainty-for-german-registrars.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/news/eco-ensures-legal-certainty-for-german-registrars.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">eu: Languages on the move in the Internet landscape<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;Only by pursuing a policy of multilingualism in Internet access can we give effect to our policy of an Internet that is truly global, and truly accessible to all,&rdquo; states European Commission Vice-President, Neelie Kroes, in the foreword of the IDN World Report 2014 produced by EURid with UNESCO in cooperation with Verisign and the ccTLD regional organisations (CENTR, LACTLD, APTLD and AFTLD).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/sep-2014/languages-move-internet-landscape"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/sep-2014/languages-move-internet-landscape</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/07/eurid-languages-move-internet-landscape/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/07/eurid-languages-move-internet-landscape/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/languages-on-move-internet-landscape.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/languages-on-move-internet-landscape.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Norwegian Individuals More Likely To Get Their Own Domain Under .NO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Norwegian individuals are more likely to register a .no domain name now they can register one directly under .no rather than under .priv.no, as was the case prior to 17 June.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/07/norwegian-individuals-domain/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/07/norwegian-individuals-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/norwegian-individuals-own-domain.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/norwegian-individuals-own-domain.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">no: Private individuals more likely to get themselves a domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This survey measures certain aspects of how private individuals in Norway use the Internet, and their views and attitudes towards domain names in particular. The survey also measures whether Norwegians are more likely to register a domain names for private use after .no was opened for private individuals in June 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.norid.no/statistikk/su/omdomme-2014.en.html"><span>http://www.norid.no/statistikk/su/omdomme-2014.en.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How the Fashion Industry will use New gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The fashion industry is always one season ahead. But is it ready for a digital transformation with gTLDs? Many big fashion and luxury brands applied for their own gTLD. What could we expect in the fashion space as new gTLDs create new digital worlds for top brands? Let&rsquo;s start with who applied. In fashion, we saw some big fashion houses like Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Coach, as well as powerhouse luxury Richemont with its suite of luxury brands: Omega, Piaget, and Chloe, Mont Blanc, to name just a few. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/394130/How-the-Fashion-Industry-will-use-New-gTLDs"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/394130/How-the-Fashion-Industry-will-use-New-gTLDs</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From Wearable Technology to gTLDs, How to Keep Up with the Internet, Innovation and ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTA will host an advanced-level conference on September 18&ndash;19 in San Francisco, titled &ldquo;Internet, Innovation and ICANN: The Evolving Landscape of the Net,&rdquo; to dig deeper into the ICANN process and other issues concerning the ever-changing online environment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/FromWearableTechnologytogTLDsHowtoKeepUpwiththeInternetInnovationandICANN.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/FromWearableTechnologytogTLDsHowtoKeepUpwiththeInternetInnovationandICANN.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Going global: geographic gTLDs prepare for take-off<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week the &lsquo;.hamburg&rsquo; string hit general availability and quickly burst into the top-25 list of new gTLDs in terms of registration numbers. In many respects, geographic strings have a competitive edge over generic strings and &ndash; with 11 currently in sunrise &ndash; we will soon be able to better assess their true impact.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=b2d19947-399e-4fdf-af30-f1fbf0878693"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=b2d19947-399e-4fdf-af30-f1fbf0878693</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.</span><span lang="HI">&#2349;&#2366;&#2352;&#2340; </span><span lang="EN-US">Brings the Promise of a New Digital India by Ram Mohan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">On August 27, 2014, the world became a bit more connected as the Internet welcomed more than 400 million Hindi language speakers in their own language. .</span><span lang="HI">&#2349;&#2366;&#2352;&#2340; (.</span><span lang="EN-US">Bharat), which means India in the Hindi language, was inaugurated on August 27 in New Delhi by Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, India's Minister of Law &amp; Justice and Communications &amp; Information Technology.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140904_dot_bharat_brings_the_promise_of_a_new_digital_india/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140904_dot_bharat_brings_the_promise_of_a_new_digital_india/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Top 10 Tips for Building a TLD Affiliate Network Using Social Media by Jennie-Marie Larsen<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It makes the strategist in my heart sing when I see that most of the new gTLDs labeled generic are in fact words that speak to a specific niche. Most are even so specific that the average person, a friend sitting next to you at a dinner party, your parents, can understand how a space online dedicated to that word might be a reasonable option for that audience and the names they chose online. And then inevitably you are forced to trot along the path of 'what about .com??!' with said dinner party guest.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140904_top_10_tips_for_building_tld_affiliate_network_using_social_media/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140904_top_10_tips_for_building_tld_affiliate_network_using_social_media/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Hotel applicants question CPE panel decision<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Six companies that saw their bids for the .hotel domain name die as a result of a Community Priority Evaluation decision in favor of HOTEL Top-Level-Domain S.a.r.l have asked ICANN for information regarding the decision.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/04/hotel-applicants-question-cpe-panel-decision/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/04/hotel-applicants-question-cpe-panel-decision/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You've Got .EMAIL: Trusting the .EMAIL Space<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cybersquatting* remains a prevalent issue in the legacy gTLD space &ndash; .COM, .INFO, etc. &ndash; and the practice is already commonplace in the new gTLD space as well. As we've noted before, there are reports of cybersquatting in new gTLDs such as .CLOTHING and .GURU.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://cadna.org/blog/2014/9/4/youve-got-email-trusting-the-email-space"><span>http://cadna.org/blog/2014/9/4/youve-got-email-trusting-the-email-space</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is It Time for Me to Sell Blunders.com?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Remember 1997? It was the height of the dot-com bubble. And everyone was registering domain names with unrealistic hopes and dreams of developing profitable, pure-play internet businesses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-fox/is-it-time-for-me-to-sell_b_5716223.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-fox/is-it-time-for-me-to-sell_b_5716223.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Limitations of .Brand Search Engines by Alex Tajirian<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The essay outlines the necessary success factors for a niche search engine and raises doubt regarding the role of .Branding in niche engines' success. Some search engines want to target a niche market, not Google. Unlike Google, they're targeted and they are profitable that way. Consider Kayak (travel), Zillow (real estate), Yelp (reviews), and .xxx (adult websites).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140905_limitations_of_brand_search_engines/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140905_limitations_of_brand_search_engines/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In case of cyber attack: NATO members ready to pledge mutual defense<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The United States and the other 27 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization plan to aid the defense of any other NATO country in the event of a major cyber attack, according to an agreement that will be ratified this week at a major alliance meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/in-case-of-cyberattack-nato-members-ready-to-pledge-mutual-defense/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/in-case-of-cyberattack-nato-members-ready-to-pledge-mutual-defense/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&bdquo;We are talking about a public interest activity, the backbone and sustainability of our information society.&ldquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Much of our IT security is privately owned - and at the same time surely a matter of public concern. Karine e Silva (L.L.M.) works for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT in Leuven, Belgium and researches on how private and public stakeholders can collaborate as partners to create a better Internet for everybody.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/news/we-are-talking-about-a-public-interest-activity-the-backbone-and-sustainability-of-our-information-society.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/news/we-are-talking-about-a-public-interest-activity-the-backbone-and-sustainability-of-our-information-society.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Trust is Good &ndash; Security is Better<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Since the revelations by Edward Snowden, at the latest, no company, public office or user can afford to ignore the urgency of the topic Security in the Internet. Up-to-date information from international Security experts, combined with efficient security solutions and abundant opportunities for exchanging information and experience: All this is offered at the Internet Security Days on the 24 &ndash; 25 September. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/trust-is-good-security-is-better.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/trust-is-good-security-is-better.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google obtains transfer of 'glass' domain name under UDRP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Search engine giant Google has obtained the transfer of the domain name 'glassforsnap.com' under the UDRP based on its GLASS mark. Interestingly, while the NAF panel noted that 'snap' referred to photos taken with the Snapchat app, it did not consider whether the owners of Snapchat could or should have any rights in the domain name, or whether transferring it to Google was improper in view of the presence of the SNAP mark in the domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=110de50c-8f2b-46ba-8f25-58dbec7cf47b"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=110de50c-8f2b-46ba-8f25-58dbec7cf47b</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">High Burden For Reverse Hijacking Maintained<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For a classic UDRP lesson, we can open our books to the complaint filed over &lt;nuvotv.com&gt; and &lt;nuvotv.net&gt;. This is a lecture on only hiring a counsel who is specifically experienced in domain name enforcement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/09/02/high-burden-for-reverse-hijacking-maintained/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/09/02/high-burden-for-reverse-hijacking-maintained/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mark Livesey QC and The New South Wales Bar Association v. Derek Minus and Dispute Resolution Associates Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2014-0011</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainants are Mark Livesey QC (&ldquo;First Complainant&rdquo;), authorised to act on behalf of the Australian Bar Association, and The New South Wales Bar Association (&ldquo;Second Complainant&rdquo;), both of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, both represented by Worthy of the Name Pty Ltd, Australia. The Respondents are Derek Minus (&ldquo;First Respondent&rdquo;) and Dispute Resolution Associates Pty Ltd. (&ldquo;Second Respondent&rdquo;), both of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia, both represented by the First Respondent. 2. The Domain Names and Registrar: The disputed domain names &lt;austbar.com.au&gt; and &lt;baradr.com.au&gt; are registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0011"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0011</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv6 insecurities on &ldquo;IPv4-only&rdquo; networks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When people hear about IPv6-specific security issues, they frequently tend to rate this as an argument in favour of delaying or avoiding IPv6 deployment on their enterprise or campus network. Even without IPv6 being consciously deployed, however, some of the IPv6-related security issues were already introduced to most networks many years ago. The reason for this is simple: IPv6 is implemented in all common operating systems and enabled by default. We introduced hosts with these operating systems on our networks several years ago &ndash; be they clients on the office network or servers in a data centre or DMZ.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/08/26/ipv6-insecurities-on-ipv4-only-networks/"><span>http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/08/26/ipv6-insecurities-on-ipv4-only-networks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">APNIC receives an IPv4 /12 from IANA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">APNIC yesterday received its second allocation from IANA&rsquo;s Recovered Pool of IPv4 addresses &ndash; a /12 block of IPv4, or 45.112.0.0/12 to be precise.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/04/apnic-receives-an-ipv4-12-from-iana/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/04/apnic-receives-an-ipv4-12-from-iana/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Irina Danelia: &laquo;A new world of IDN gives us unique possibilities&raquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week 9th International Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is taking place in Istanbul. The forum will last four days, from 2 to 5 of September. Around two thousand and a half representatives of governments, private sector and civil society from many countries of the world take part. Representatives of the Coordination Center for TLD RU and Technical Center of Internet are among the delegates.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5998"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5998</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Second Half of Indian Domain Conference Doubleheader Coming up Sunday When DomainX Convenes in Hyderabad<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">India's first pair of conferences devoted solely to domain investing will be completed Sunday (Sept. 7, 2014) when the DomainX Conference makes its debut in Hyderabad. The event, being staged by the Domain Name Owners Association of India at the Hyderabad Marriott Hotel &amp; Convention Centre, follows the inaugural World Domain Day conference that was held August 24 at the Avasa Hotel in the same city.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140905.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140905.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Domain World's Leading Diplomat: How Jothan Frakes Has Broken Down Barriers and Brought People Together <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If the domain industry was the United Nations (and as a global business it does have some similarities), then Jothan Frakes would be the obvious choice for Secretary-General. There are very few people who have as much experience and as many contacts as Frakes does across all sectors of this industry. He is well-known and respected in the domain investment arena, the service provider community and in ICANN circles after years of being deeply involved in all three.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/cover/2014/july-august.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/cover/2014/july-august.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netcraft: Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in August 2014</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EveryCity had the most reliable hosting company site in August, with only one failed request. EveryCity has been in business for more than seven years, during which time it has hosted websites for many global brands, including Disney, Ikea, Lego, MTV, Skype, SoundCloud and Thomson Reuters.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/09/05/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-august-2014.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/09/05/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-august-2014.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Freelancer.com Launches Freemarket, Another Place To Sell Domain Names And Websites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There&rsquo;s money in them second-hand domain names, and used websites that may otherwise be heading to the deadpool. Job outsourcing marketplace Freelancer.com, which IPOed last year, is expanding into the business of domain name reselling and website offloading, with what it claims are better rates than those offered by competing marketplaces.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/04/freemarket/"><span>http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/04/freemarket/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sculpting PPC Success<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Building a successful pay-per-click (PPC) campaign can sometimes be viewed as "sculpting" in the sense that you need to chip away at the parts that won't help you achieve your conversion goals until you are left with a strategy that works.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2363522/sculpting-ppc-success"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2363522/sculpting-ppc-success</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brisbane lawyer Neil Lawler is master of his domain (name) and about 200 other website addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NEIL Lawler is the proud licensee of around 200 domain names and he thinks some of them could be quite valuable one day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/brisbane-lawyer-neil-lawler-is-master-of-his-domain-name-and-about-200-other-website-addresses/story-fnihsps3-1227049478686"><span>http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/brisbane-lawyer-neil-lawler-is-master-of-his-domain-name-and-about-200-other-website-addresses/story-fnihsps3-1227049478686</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Flood Gates Open: Release of 2Q-2014 Sales at DomainNameSales.com Inundates the Charts With High End Sales<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What a difference a week makes. Last week we were talking about the aftermarket taking a nap - this week it's party time! For starters, we have been able to confirm that the Check.com sale we mentioned last week was for exactly $1 million, allowing us to chart the domain this week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140903.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140903.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook ready to spend billions to bring whole world online - Zuckerberg<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook Inc is prepared to spend billions of dollars to reach its goal of bringing the Internet to everyone on the planet, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/05/uk-facebook-internet-idUKKBN0H028520140905"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/05/uk-facebook-internet-idUKKBN0H028520140905</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NEW TECHNOLOGIES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Greenpeace Green Gadgets: Designing the Future<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Since 2006 Greenpeace has been campaigning to green our electronics, challenging the sector&rsquo;s leading companies to reduce their environmental footprint and meet the growing demand for greener devices. From acting to combat climate change by increasing the use of renewable energy in the supply chain, to helping to build a toxic-free future by eliminating the worst hazardous chemicals, now is the moment for the industry to help us design a different future.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/toxics/electronics/Guide-to-Greener-Electronics/Green-Gadgets/"><span>http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/toxics/electronics/Guide-to-Greener-Electronics/Green-Gadgets/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The language of the internet of things: More and more devices are becoming connected, but will they speak the same language?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There was a time, not long ago, when access to the internet could be gained only through a computer. Now people can get to it using phones, tablets and some games consoles. Increasingly, other devices are becoming internet-linked too, as connectivity is extended to everyday objects such as televisions, radios, watches and cars.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21615067-more-and-more-devices-are-becoming-connected-will-they-speak-same"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21615067-more-and-more-devices-are-becoming-connected-will-they-speak-same</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ITU and UNICEF release new Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Children&rsquo;s Fund (UNICEF), and partners of the Child Online Protection Initiative, today released updated Guidelines to strengthen online protection for children.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/45.aspx"><span>http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/45.aspx</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Time to hit downloaders hard, musicians say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The non-profit organisation that collects and distributes song-writing royalties to over 80,000 musicians throughout Australia and New Zealand has called for stiff penalties for consumers of pirated material online and refuted claims that better availability of content will solve Australia&rsquo;s piracy problems.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/technology/time_to_hit_downloaders_hard_musicians_I2U2UTnqp58swCoB8P5rkJ"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/technology/time_to_hit_downloaders_hard_musicians_I2U2UTnqp58swCoB8P5rkJ</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian Crime Commission rejects limits on website blocking<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian Crime Commission has rejected calls for limits on the government agencies that can issue notices under Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/554221/australian-crime-commission-rejects-limits-website-blocking/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/554221/australian-crime-commission-rejects-limits-website-blocking/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">International Chamber of Commerce: Trade Secret Law Should Be Harmonized, Included in TPP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators began this week&rsquo;s round of talks in Hanoi, the International Chamber of Commerce issued a white paper urging the inclusion of strong trade secret provisions in the agreement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://infojustice.org/archives/33219"><span>http://infojustice.org/archives/33219</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 4 Sep 08:59 2014

auDA Domain News - 4 September

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‘U.S. monopoly over Internet must go’

<http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/interview/us-monopoly-over-internet-must-go-says-louis-pouzin/article6370399.ece>

 

European Commission position for Internet Governance Forum 2014, Istanbul 2-5 Sept

<http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-513_en.htm>

 

Why Internet governance should be left to the engineers

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/03/why-internet-governance-should-be-left-to-the-engineers/>

 

Beyond NETmundial – Why Getting The IANA Transition Right is Essential

<https://cdt.org/blog/beyond-netmundial-why-getting-the-iana-transition-right-is-essential/>

 

Donuts Rolls Out 18 More gTLDs in September as Total Registrations Top Two Million

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/04/donuts-18-gtlds-september/>

 

This domain name business switched to a new TLD

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/03/this-domain-name-business-switched-to-a-new-tld/>

 

Insights from ARI’s new TLD workshop by Tony Kirsch

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/insights-from-aris-new-tld-workshop/>

 

Australia is vulnerable to cyber attack: McAfee boss

<http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australia_is_vulnerable_to_cyber_b0EnCQpkb9OLggtpIR3FfJ>

 

au: Why Thredbo is no Disneyland: the difficulty with using geographic places as brand names

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=27a429cf-5595-4564-a900-f59bc20b0f2c>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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‘U.S. monopoly over Internet must go’

Louis Pouzin is recognised for his contributions to the protocols that make up the fundamental architecture of the Internet. Most of his career has been devoted to the design and implementation of computer systems, most notably the CYCLADES computer network and its datagram-based packet-switching network, a model later adopted by the Internet as Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/Internet Protocol (IP). Apart from the Chevalier of Légion d’Honneur, Mr. Pouzin, 83, was the lone Frenchman among American awardees of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, given to the inventors of Internet technology in its inaugural year, 2013.

<http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/interview/us-monopoly-over-internet-must-go-says-louis-pouzin/article6370399.ece>

 

European Commission position for Internet Governance Forum 2014, Istanbul 2-5 Sept

The 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 2-5 September. This UN-initiated body is a multi-stakeholder, non-decision making forum of global importance for forward-looking discussions on Internet issues.

<http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-513_en.htm>

 

Why Internet governance should be left to the engineers

As the Internet and the disruptive innovations it spawns are becoming economically, politically, and culturally vital for the world’s three billion users (and counting), there’s been a worrisome though unsurprising outburst of initiatives across governments to figure out ways to control it, suppress it, or otherwise extract value from it.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/03/why-internet-governance-should-be-left-to-the-engineers/>

 

Beyond NETmundial – Why Getting The IANA Transition Right is Essential

Beyond NETmundial: The Roadmap for Institutional Improvements to the Global Internet Governance Ecosystem was launched on Monday at IGF Istanbul. The book, published by the Internet Policy Observatory at the University of Pennsylvania, looks at a broad set of Internet governance-related institutional issues following the NETmundial meeting last April in Brazil. Stakeholders came to the NETmundial meeting from around the globe, debated a range of Internet governance issues and adopted, by rough consensus, the NETmundial Multistakeholder Statement. These outcomes include consideration of the evolution of the Internet ecosystem – with a particular focus on the IGF and the IANA transition.

<https://cdt.org/blog/beyond-netmundial-why-getting-the-iana-transition-right-is-essential/>

 

Abortion, ICANN, and Internet governance

I have a feeling that I will be spending increasing amounts of my time in the next year or so on “Internet governance” questions, and particularly those connected to ICANN, the folks who oversee the operation of the Internet’s domain name system, and I’m always on the lookout for good illustrations of why ICANN matters, and why ‘Internet governance’ matters, and what they have to do with one another.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/01/abortion-icann-and-internet-governance/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group to Issue Request for Proposal (RFP) to Fulfill Secretariat Function

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to select a suitable contractor through ICANN process to perform its secretariat function.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-02-en>

 

Request for Proposals (RFP) for IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Issued by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group

The IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking complete formal responses from the "operational communities" of IANA (i.e. those with direct operational or service relationships with the IANA functions operator, in connection with names, numbers, or protocol parameters). The target deadline for all complete formal responses to this RFP is 31 December 2014.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-09-03-en>

 

Requests for Extension to Execute New gTLD Registry Agreements

Clause 4 of Section 5.1 of the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook (AGB) provides that eligible new gTLD applicants are expected to have executed the Registry Agreement within nine (9) months of the notification date, and that a "failure to do so may result in loss of eligibility." The nine-month period for execution of the Registry Agreement generally commences on receipt of the initial Contracting Information Request ("CIR") invitation. For applicants who received CIR invitations prior to January 29, 2014, the nine-month period started January 29, 2014 and ends October 29, 2014.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-03sep14-en>

 

Extended: GNSO Review 360 Assessment - Participate and Make Your Voice Heard!

The GNSO Review 360 Assessment has been extended until 23-September-2014 23:59 UTC to give everyone an opportunity to provide feedback. Gaining useful feedback from a diverse and representative group of people is the cornerstone of ICANN's bottom-up multistakeholder model.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-03-en>

 

Markus Kummer Appointed to ICANN Board of Directors

The Non-Contracted Parties House (NCPH) of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) has appointed Markus Kummer, Senior Vice President of the Internet Society (ISOC), to the ICANN Board of Directors. Kummer will fill the seat currently held by Bill Graham.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-03-en>

 

Stephen Crocker to Heather Dryden

Re: Requests for Release of Two‐Character Labels as Second-Level Domains in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2-2014-09-02-en>

 

Stephen Crocker to Heather Dryden

Re: Implementation of GAC Safeguard Advice

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-09-02-en>

 

Stress Test: Reconsideration Request on Accountability Process Filed with ICANN Board by Philip Corwin

In a rapid follow-up to the unprecedented joint letter sent on August 26th by all members of the ICANN community questioning the proposed Accountability Process imposed by ICANN staff, three of the groups that signed that letter have now submitted a formal Reconsideration Request (RR) to the ICANN Board.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/accountability-stress-test/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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One month to go until more choice in .nz domain names

In just under one month the second level .nz hierarchy you’re so used to seeing will undergo a major change.

<http://techday.com/start-up/news/one-month-to-go-until-more-choice-in-nz-domain-names/191148/>

 

Vietnam's domain name market warming up [Xinhua]

Under a Vietnamese government decree taking effect from Monday, organizations and individuals are allowed to auction or transfer the right of using internet domain names, which is believed to boost the country's fledgling domain name market.

<http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-09/01/c_133612245.htm>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Donuts Rolls Out 18 More gTLDs in September as Total Registrations Top Two Million

In less than nine months, more than 2.1 million domain names have been registered in new gTLDs, which Donuts say is exceeding even aggressive early estimates. And Donuts is the largest of the new gTLD providers providing backend registry services for 150 new gTLDs accounting for 867,800 domains, or 41.1 percent of all domains registered across the new gTLDs.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22827>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/04/donuts-18-gtlds-september/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-18-gtlds-september.html>

 

This domain name business switched to a new TLD

New TLD registries have been looking for examples of companies adopting their domain names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/03/this-domain-name-business-switched-to-a-new-tld/>

 

Insights from ARI’s new TLD workshop by Tony Kirsch

Never let it be said that group therapy isn’t effective. Prior to hosting a new TLD workshop for a group of Australian applicants last week, the only therapy I would have advised for new TLD applicants was electroshock therapy – given the confidence-sapping delays and the catastrophic impact of constant changes to the program such as Digital Archery, Name Collisions and GAC Advice.

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/insights-from-aris-new-tld-workshop/>

 

Registrations on .pharmacy domain to start by year end

By 2015, patients will have a new tool that will enable them to know for sure whether they are obtaining medicines, health information and services from websites that are authentic and safe.

<http://pharma.financialexpress.com/latest-updates/4367-registrations-on-pharmacy-domain-to-start-by-year-end>

 

Hosting Providers, Wholesale Registrars Help Radix Roll Out .HOST New gTLD

Radix, the registry behind the new .HOST gTLD, announced its pioneer partners following the start of the Landrush period last week. These partners include hosting companies like Bluehost, OVH, Arvixe, and UK2 Group, and wholesale registrars including OpenSRS, ResellerClub, and InternetX.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hosting-providers-wholesale-registrars-help-radix-roll-host-new-gtld>

 

Lawsuit filed over .email domain names

Last month I wrote about Yoyo.email Ltd, a company that has found itself in legal hot water after registering over 4,000 .email domain names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/02/lawsuit-filed-over-email-domain-names/>

 

dot.quebec begins tomorrow

.quebec is one of the new identities that will soon be appearing on the world wide web.

<http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2014/09/01/dot-quebec-begins-tomorrow/>

 

Grab your .joburg or .capetown now or face losing it

ICANN in 2012 announced plans to create the .joburg, .capetown and .durban domains, and after some time in negotiations and planning, they finally launched the gTDLs in July this year.

<http://www.htxt.co.za/2014/09/01/grab-your-joburg-or-capetown-now-or-face-losing-it/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Russian hackers breaking in to NameCheap accounts

If you have an account at NameCheap, now might be a good time to think about changing your password.

<http://domainincite.com/17245-russian-hackers-breaking-in-to-namecheap-accounts>

 

In China, Cybercrime Underground Activity Doubled In 2013

China has become infamous for politically motivated intelligence gathering, but new research from Trend Micro shows that a financially motivated, politically independent cybercrime underground is alive and growing behind the Great Wall, as well.

<http://www.darkreading.com/in-china-cybercrime-underground-activity-doubled-in-2013/d/d-id/1306921>

 

Australia is vulnerable to cyber attack: McAfee boss

The global president of one of the world’s biggest technology security firms, ­McAfee, has warned Australia’s cyber security laws are lagging behind other developed nations, as it became increasingly likely a major cyber warfare attack would hit within two years.

<http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australia_is_vulnerable_to_cyber_b0EnCQpkb9OLggtpIR3FfJ>

 

nz: Security alert after raid on tech giant's secure cloud

New Zealanders are being warned to store their smartphone pictures securely after a hacker raided celebrities' online "cloud" storage for intimate snaps.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11318043>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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ch: Mark owner forfeits rights in domain name by waiting eight years to file complaint [registration]

A WIPO panellist has refused to order the transfer of the domain name 'ergoline-service.ch' to JK-Holding, the owner of the ERGOLINE mark. Among other things, the panellist held that JK-Holding had forfeited its rights, if any, by waiting for eight years to file the complaint after becoming aware of the allegedly infringing use.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=3d2ff514-9065-4f2b-ac7b-ed1e0d5aee1a>

 

au: Why Thredbo is no Disneyland: the difficulty with using geographic places as brand names

The decision of the Full Federal Court in Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Limited v ThredboNet Marketing Pty Limited has illustrated that, where geographic or descriptive names are being used by multiple traders, if one trader makes disclaimers disavowing any affiliation with others, the presence of that disclaimer could avoid a contravention of the Australian Consumer Law or passing off - even if consumers are confused between traders.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=27a429cf-5595-4564-a900-f59bc20b0f2c>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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More IPv4 Addresses Reclaimed

In February of 2011, an official ceremony was held marking the depletion of the free pool of IPv4 address space. Three and a half years later, more IPv4 address space has been reclaimed and has now been issued.

<http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netsp/more-ipv4-addresses-reclaimed.html>

 

APNIC receives recovered /12 from IANA

The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) has received a /12 block of IPv4 addresses from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/04/apnic_receives_recovered_12_from_iana/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Mueller’s Border Gateway Protocol Internet Research Funded by NSF

Research on vulnerabilities in the Internet’s Border Gateway Protocol in a study planned by School of Information Studies (iSchool) Professor Milton Mueller and postdoctoral researcher Dr. Brenden Kuerbis has received a National Science Foundation-funded award.

<http://ischool.syr.edu/newsroom/index.aspx?recid=1684>

 

Melbourne IT posts 1H revenue of $59.6M

Melbourne IT has reported a revenue of $59.6 million for its half year ended 30 June 2014. This compared to revenues of $51.3 million for the same period in 2013.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/554205/melbourne_it_posts_1h_revenue_59_6m/>

 

Photos and Highlights from the 1st World Domain Day Conference in Hyderabad, India

World Domain Day, a new international domain conference staged by the Indian Domain Owners Association, debuted Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Avasa Hotel in Hyderabad, India. Show organizers reported more than 300 attendees turned out for the inaugural event.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140902.htm>

 

Uniregistry releases domain tracker to Hoover up domain names

Uniregistry (the registrar, not registry) has launched a new dashboard called “Domain Tracker”.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/02/uniregistry-releases-domain-tracker-to-hoover-up-domain-names/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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NZ Web Host 24/7 Hosting Continues to Hide as Customers Suffer Outages

Several customers of 24/7 Hosting, a New Zealand web hosting reseller that has all but severed communication with customers and suppliers, have reported that their websites and email are offline. And as it seems that 24/7 Hosting is no longer in business, some organizations are working to ensure their domain names are not lost.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/nz-web-host-247-hosting-continues-hide-customers-suffer-outages>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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What Makes an Expert – the Art and Science of PPC

While the definition of a PPC expert may differ depending on who you ask, there are some basic characteristics that most everyone can agree upon.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2362396/what-makes-an-expert-the-art-and-science-of-ppc>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: ISP Alliance Accepts Piracy Crackdown, With Limits

Australian ISPs say that the government should employ a UK-style "follow the money" approach to deal with pirate sites. Site blocking and warnings might also be entertained, as long as throttling and disconnecting users is taken off the table. Rightsholders will have to pick up the tab, however.

<http://torrentfreak.com/isp-alliance-accepts-piracy-crackdown-with-limits-140901/>

 

au: ISPs could block pirate sites

Telecommunications industry body Communications Alliance has flagged that the industry might be open to the idea of blocking access to websites containing or linking to infringing material, as long as appropriate safeguards are implemented.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/isps-could-block-pirate-sites/story-e6frgakx-1227046130117>

 

Telstra boss David Thodey launches broadside at pirates

Telstra boss David Thodey has hit out against the illegal sharing of pirated movies and music saying the practice is “plainly wrong” and that a multi-pronged approach, including the blocking of overseas websites, is needed to combat online copyright pirates.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/telstra-boss-david-thodey-launches-broadside-at-pirates/story-e6frgakx-1227045368754>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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au: Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke warns of online Nembutal scam

Voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke says scam internet sites are using his image to sell the drug Nembutal.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-03/philip-nitschke-warns-of-nembutal-scam/5715408>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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au: ALRC recommends tort for serious invasion of digital privacy

The Australian Law Reform Commission has recommended a tort be implemented for serious invasions of privacy in the digital world, but has stepped back from a safe harbour proposal for internet companies that host content deemed to invade a person's privacy.

<http://www.zdnet.com/alrc-recommends-tort-for-serious-invasion-of-digital-privacy-7000033234/>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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au: What the NBN cost-benefit review doesn't tell you by Mark Gregory

The final Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) report on the National Broadband Network (NBN) has generated plenty of discussion but nearly nine months after the formation of the Cost-Benefit Analysis and Review of Regulation panel, the document is perhaps noteworthy for all the things it leaves out.

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/9/3/technology/what-nbn-cost-benefit-review-doesnt-tell-you>

 

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David Goldstein

 

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

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lsquo;U.S. monopoly over Internet must go&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/interview/us-monopoly-over-internet-must-go-says-louis-pouzin/article6370399.ece"><span>http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/interview/us-monopoly-over-internet-must-go-says-louis-pouzin/article6370399.ece</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European Commission position for Internet Governance Forum 2014, Istanbul 2-5 Sept<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-513_en.htm"><span>http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-513_en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why Internet governance should be left to the engineers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/03/why-internet-governance-should-be-left-to-the-engineers/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/03/why-internet-governance-should-be-left-to-the-engineers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Beyond NETmundial &ndash; Why Getting The IANA Transition Right is Essential<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/beyond-netmundial-why-getting-the-iana-transition-right-is-essential/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/beyond-netmundial-why-getting-the-iana-transition-right-is-essential/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts Rolls Out 18 More gTLDs in September as Total Registrations Top Two Million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/04/donuts-18-gtlds-september/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/04/donuts-18-gtlds-september/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This domain name business switched to a new TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/03/this-domain-name-business-switched-to-a-new-tld/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/03/this-domain-name-business-switched-to-a-new-tld/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Insights from ARI&rsquo;s new TLD workshop by Tony Kirsch</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/insights-from-aris-new-tld-workshop/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/insights-from-aris-new-tld-workshop/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia is vulnerable to cyber attack: McAfee boss<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australia_is_vulnerable_to_cyber_b0EnCQpkb9OLggtpIR3FfJ"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australia_is_vulnerable_to_cyber_b0EnCQpkb9OLggtpIR3FfJ</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Why Thredbo is no Disneyland: the difficulty with using geographic places as brand names</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=27a429cf-5595-4564-a900-f59bc20b0f2c"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=27a429cf-5595-4564-a900-f59bc20b0f2c</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lsquo;U.S. monopoly over Internet must go&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Louis Pouzin is recognised for his contributions to the protocols that make up the fundamental architecture of the Internet. Most of his career has been devoted to the design and implementation of computer systems, most notably the CYCLADES computer network and its datagram-based packet-switching network, a model later adopted by the Internet as Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/Internet Protocol (IP). Apart from the Chevalier of L&eacute;gion d&rsquo;Honneur, Mr. Pouzin, 83, was the lone Frenchman among American awardees of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, given to the inventors of Internet technology in its inaugural year, 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/interview/us-monopoly-over-internet-must-go-says-louis-pouzin/article6370399.ece"><span>http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/interview/us-monopoly-over-internet-must-go-says-louis-pouzin/article6370399.ece</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European Commission position for Internet Governance Forum 2014, Istanbul 2-5 Sept<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 2-5 September. This UN-initiated body is a multi-stakeholder, non-decision making forum of global importance for forward-looking discussions on Internet issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-513_en.htm"><span>http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-513_en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why Internet governance should be left to the engineers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the Internet and the disruptive innovations it spawns are becoming economically, politically, and culturally vital for the world&rsquo;s three billion users (and counting), there&rsquo;s been a worrisome though unsurprising outburst of initiatives across governments to figure out ways to control it, suppress it, or otherwise extract value from it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/03/why-internet-governance-should-be-left-to-the-engineers/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/03/why-internet-governance-should-be-left-to-the-engineers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Beyond NETmundial &ndash; Why Getting The IANA Transition Right is Essential<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Beyond NETmundial: The Roadmap for Institutional Improvements to the Global Internet Governance Ecosystem</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">was launched on Monday at IGF Istanbul.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The book, published by the Internet Policy Observatory at the University of Pennsylvania, looks at a broad set of Internet governance-related institutional issues following the NETmundial meeting last April in Brazil.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Stakeholders came to the NETmundial meeting from around the globe, debated a range of Internet governance issues and adopted, by rough consensus, the NETmundial Multistakeholder Statement.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">These outcomes include consideration of the evolution of the Internet ecosystem &ndash; with a particular focus on the IGF and the IANA transition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/beyond-netmundial-why-getting-the-iana-transition-right-is-essential/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/beyond-netmundial-why-getting-the-iana-transition-right-is-essential/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abortion, ICANN, and Internet governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I have a feeling that I will be spending increasing amounts of my time in the next year or so on &ldquo;Internet governance&rdquo; questions, and particularly those connected to ICANN, the folks who oversee the operation of the Internet&rsquo;s domain name system, and I&rsquo;m always on the lookout for good illustrations of why ICANN matters, and why &lsquo;Internet governance&rsquo; matters, and what they have to do with one another.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/01/abortion-icann-and-internet-governance/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/01/abortion-icann-and-internet-governance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group to Issue Request for Proposal (RFP) to Fulfill Secretariat Function<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to select a suitable contractor through ICANN process to perform its secretariat function.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-02-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Request for Proposals (RFP) for IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Issued by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking complete formal responses from the "operational communities" of IANA (i.e. those with direct operational or service relationships with the IANA functions operator, in connection with names, numbers, or protocol parameters). The target deadline for all complete formal responses to this RFP is 31 December 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-09-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-09-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Requests for Extension to Execute New gTLD Registry Agreements<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clause 4 of Section 5.1 of the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook (AGB) provides that eligible new gTLD applicants are expected to have executed the Registry Agreement within nine (9) months of the notification date, and that a "failure to do so may result in loss of eligibility." The nine-month period for execution of the Registry Agreement generally commences on receipt of the initial Contracting Information Request ("CIR") invitation. For applicants who received CIR invitations prior to January 29, 2014, the nine-month period started January 29, 2014 and ends October 29, 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-03sep14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-03sep14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Extended: GNSO Review 360 Assessment - Participate and Make Your Voice Heard!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The GNSO Review 360 Assessment has been extended until 23-September-2014 23:59 UTC to give everyone an opportunity to provide feedback. Gaining useful feedback from a diverse and representative group of people is the cornerstone of ICANN's bottom-up multistakeholder model.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Markus Kummer Appointed to ICANN Board of Directors<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Non-Contracted Parties House (NCPH) of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) has appointed Markus Kummer, Senior Vice President of the Internet Society (ISOC), to the ICANN Board of Directors. Kummer will fill the seat currently held by Bill Graham.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Crocker to Heather Dryden</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: Requests for Release of Two&#8208;Character Labels as Second-Level Domains in New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2-2014-09-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2-2014-09-02-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Crocker to Heather Dryden</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: Implementation of GAC Safeguard Advice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-09-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-09-02-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stress Test: Reconsideration Request on Accountability Process Filed with ICANN Board by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a rapid follow-up to the unprecedented joint letter sent on August 26th by all members of the ICANN community questioning the proposed Accountability Process imposed by ICANN staff, three of the groups that signed that letter have now submitted a formal Reconsideration Request (RR) to the ICANN Board.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/accountability-stress-test/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/accountability-stress-test/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One month to go until more choice in .nz domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In just under one month the second level .nz hierarchy you&rsquo;re so used to seeing will undergo a major change.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techday.com/start-up/news/one-month-to-go-until-more-choice-in-nz-domain-names/191148/"><span>http://techday.com/start-up/news/one-month-to-go-until-more-choice-in-nz-domain-names/191148/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vietnam's domain name market warming up [Xinhua]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Under a Vietnamese government decree taking effect from Monday, organizations and individuals are allowed to auction or transfer the right of using internet domain names, which is believed to boost the country's fledgling domain name market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-09/01/c_133612245.htm"><span>http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-09/01/c_133612245.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts Rolls Out 18 More gTLDs in September as Total Registrations Top Two Million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In less than nine months, more than 2.1 million domain names have been registered in new gTLDs, which Donuts say is exceeding even aggressive early estimates. And Donuts is the largest of the new gTLD providers providing backend registry services for 150 new gTLDs accounting for 867,800 domains, or 41.1 percent of all domains registered across the new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22827"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22827</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/04/donuts-18-gtlds-september/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/04/donuts-18-gtlds-september/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-18-gtlds-september.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-18-gtlds-september.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This domain name business switched to a new TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New TLD registries have been looking for examples of companies adopting their domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/03/this-domain-name-business-switched-to-a-new-tld/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/03/this-domain-name-business-switched-to-a-new-tld/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Insights from ARI&rsquo;s new TLD workshop by Tony Kirsch</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Never let it be said that group therapy isn&rsquo;t effective. Prior to hosting a new TLD workshop for a group of Australian applicants last week, the only therapy I would have advised for new TLD applicants was electroshock therapy &ndash; given the confidence-sapping delays and the catastrophic impact of constant changes to the program such as Digital Archery, Name Collisions and GAC Advice.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/insights-from-aris-new-tld-workshop/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/insights-from-aris-new-tld-workshop/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registrations on .pharmacy domain to start by year end<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">By 2015, patients will have a new tool that will enable them to know for sure whether they are obtaining medicines, health information and services from websites that are authentic and safe.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://pharma.financialexpress.com/latest-updates/4367-registrations-on-pharmacy-domain-to-start-by-year-end"><span>http://pharma.financialexpress.com/latest-updates/4367-registrations-on-pharmacy-domain-to-start-by-year-end</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hosting Providers, Wholesale Registrars Help Radix Roll Out .HOST New gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Radix, the registry behind the new .HOST gTLD, announced its pioneer partners following the start of the Landrush period last week. These partners include hosting companies like Bluehost, OVH, Arvixe, and UK2 Group, and wholesale registrars including OpenSRS, ResellerClub, and InternetX.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hosting-providers-wholesale-registrars-help-radix-roll-host-new-gtld"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hosting-providers-wholesale-registrars-help-radix-roll-host-new-gtld</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lawsuit filed over .email domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last month I wrote about Yoyo.email Ltd, a company that has found itself in legal hot water after registering over 4,000 .email domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/02/lawsuit-filed-over-email-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/02/lawsuit-filed-over-email-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">dot.quebec begins tomorrow<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.quebec is one of the new identities that will soon be appearing on the world wide web.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2014/09/01/dot-quebec-begins-tomorrow/"><span>http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2014/09/01/dot-quebec-begins-tomorrow/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Grab your .joburg or .capetown now or face losing it<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN in 2012 announced plans to create the .joburg, .capetown and .durban domains, and after some time in negotiations and planning, they finally launched the gTDLs in July this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.htxt.co.za/2014/09/01/grab-your-joburg-or-capetown-now-or-face-losing-it/"><span>http://www.htxt.co.za/2014/09/01/grab-your-joburg-or-capetown-now-or-face-losing-it/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russian hackers breaking in to NameCheap accounts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you have an account at NameCheap, now might be a good time to think about changing your password.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17245-russian-hackers-breaking-in-to-namecheap-accounts"><span>http://domainincite.com/17245-russian-hackers-breaking-in-to-namecheap-accounts</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In China, Cybercrime Underground Activity Doubled In 2013<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">China has become infamous for politically motivated intelligence gathering, but new research from Trend Micro shows that a financially motivated, politically independent cybercrime underground is alive and growing behind the Great Wall, as well.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/in-china-cybercrime-underground-activity-doubled-in-2013/d/d-id/1306921"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/in-china-cybercrime-underground-activity-doubled-in-2013/d/d-id/1306921</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia is vulnerable to cyber attack: McAfee boss<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The global president of one of the world&rsquo;s biggest technology security firms, &shy;McAfee, has warned Australia&rsquo;s cyber security laws are lagging behind other developed nations, as it became increasingly likely a major cyber warfare attack would hit within two years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australia_is_vulnerable_to_cyber_b0EnCQpkb9OLggtpIR3FfJ"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australia_is_vulnerable_to_cyber_b0EnCQpkb9OLggtpIR3FfJ</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Security alert after raid on tech giant's secure cloud<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealanders are being warned to store their smartphone pictures securely after a hacker raided celebrities' online "cloud" storage for intimate snaps.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=11318043"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=11318043</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ch: Mark owner forfeits rights in domain name by waiting eight years to file complaint [registration]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A WIPO panellist has refused to order the transfer of the domain name 'ergoline-service.ch' to JK-Holding, the owner of the ERGOLINE mark. Among other things, the panellist held that JK-Holding had forfeited its rights, if any, by waiting for eight years to file the complaint after becoming aware of the allegedly infringing use.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=3d2ff514-9065-4f2b-ac7b-ed1e0d5aee1a"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=3d2ff514-9065-4f2b-ac7b-ed1e0d5aee1a</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Why Thredbo is no Disneyland: the difficulty with using geographic places as brand names</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The decision of the Full Federal Court in Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Limited v ThredboNet Marketing Pty Limited has illustrated that, where geographic or descriptive names are being used by multiple traders, if one trader makes disclaimers disavowing any affiliation with others, the presence of that disclaimer could avoid a contravention of the Australian Consumer Law or passing off - even if consumers are confused between traders.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=27a429cf-5595-4564-a900-f59bc20b0f2c"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=27a429cf-5595-4564-a900-f59bc20b0f2c</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More IPv4 Addresses Reclaimed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In February of 2011, an official ceremony was held marking the depletion of the free pool of IPv4 address space. Three and a half years later, more IPv4 address space has been reclaimed and has now been issued.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netsp/more-ipv4-addresses-reclaimed.html"><span>http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netsp/more-ipv4-addresses-reclaimed.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">APNIC receives recovered /12 from IANA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) has received a /12 block of IPv4 addresses from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/04/apnic_receives_recovered_12_from_iana/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/04/apnic_receives_recovered_12_from_iana/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mueller&rsquo;s Border Gateway Protocol Internet Research Funded by NSF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Research on vulnerabilities in the Internet&rsquo;s Border Gateway Protocol in a study planned by School of Information Studies (iSchool) Professor Milton Mueller and postdoctoral researcher Dr. Brenden Kuerbis has received a National Science Foundation-funded award.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ischool.syr.edu/newsroom/index.aspx?recid=1684"><span>http://ischool.syr.edu/newsroom/index.aspx?recid=1684</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Melbourne IT posts 1H revenue of $59.6M<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Melbourne IT has reported a revenue of $59.6 million for its half year ended 30 June 2014. This compared to revenues of $51.3 million for the same period in 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/554205/melbourne_it_posts_1h_revenue_59_6m/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/554205/melbourne_it_posts_1h_revenue_59_6m/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Photos and Highlights from the 1st World Domain Day Conference in Hyderabad, India <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">World Domain Day, a new international domain conference staged by the Indian Domain Owners Association, debuted Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Avasa Hotel in Hyderabad, India. Show organizers reported more than 300 attendees turned out for the inaugural event.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140902.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140902.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Uniregistry releases domain tracker to Hoover up domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Uniregistry (the registrar, not registry) has launched a new dashboard called &ldquo;Domain Tracker&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/02/uniregistry-releases-domain-tracker-to-hoover-up-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/02/uniregistry-releases-domain-tracker-to-hoover-up-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NZ Web Host 24/7 Hosting Continues to Hide as Customers Suffer Outages<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Several customers of 24/7 Hosting, a New Zealand web hosting reseller that has all but severed communication with customers and suppliers, have reported that their websites and email are offline. And as it seems that 24/7 Hosting is no longer in business, some organizations are working to ensure their domain names are not lost.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/nz-web-host-247-hosting-continues-hide-customers-suffer-outages"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/nz-web-host-247-hosting-continues-hide-customers-suffer-outages</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What Makes an Expert &ndash; the Art and Science of PPC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While the definition of a PPC expert may differ depending on who you ask, there are some basic characteristics that most everyone can agree upon.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2362396/what-makes-an-expert-the-art-and-science-of-ppc"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2362396/what-makes-an-expert-the-art-and-science-of-ppc</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: ISP Alliance Accepts Piracy Crackdown, With Limits<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian ISPs say that the government should employ a UK-style "follow the money" approach to deal with pirate sites. Site blocking and warnings might also be entertained, as long as throttling and disconnecting users is taken off the table. Rightsholders will have to pick up the tab, however.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/isp-alliance-accepts-piracy-crackdown-with-limits-140901/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/isp-alliance-accepts-piracy-crackdown-with-limits-140901/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: ISPs could block pirate sites</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Telecommunications industry body Communications Alliance has flagged that the industry might be open to the idea of blocking access to websites containing or linking to infringing material, as long as appropriate safeguards are implemented.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/isps-could-block-pirate-sites/story-e6frgakx-1227046130117"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/isps-could-block-pirate-sites/story-e6frgakx-1227046130117</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Telstra boss David Thodey launches broadside at pirates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Telstra boss David Thodey has hit out against the illegal sharing of pirated movies and music saying the practice is &ldquo;plainly wrong&rdquo; and that a multi-pronged approach, including the blocking of overseas websites, is needed to combat online copyright pirates.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/telstra-boss-david-thodey-launches-broadside-at-pirates/story-e6frgakx-1227045368754"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/telstra-boss-david-thodey-launches-broadside-at-pirates/story-e6frgakx-1227045368754</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke warns of online Nembutal scam<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke says scam internet sites are using his image to sell the drug Nembutal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-03/philip-nitschke-warns-of-nembutal-scam/5715408"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-03/philip-nitschke-warns-of-nembutal-scam/5715408</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: ALRC recommends tort for serious invasion of digital privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian Law Reform Commission has recommended a tort be implemented for serious invasions of privacy in the digital world, but has stepped back from a safe harbour proposal for internet companies that host content deemed to invade a person's privacy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/alrc-recommends-tort-for-serious-invasion-of-digital-privacy-7000033234/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/alrc-recommends-tort-for-serious-invasion-of-digital-privacy-7000033234/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: What the NBN cost-benefit review doesn't tell you by Mark Gregory</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The final Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) report on the National Broadband Network (NBN) has generated plenty of discussion but nearly nine months after the formation of the Cost-Benefit Analysis and Review of Regulation panel, the document is perhaps noteworthy for all the things it leaves out.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/9/3/technology/what-nbn-cost-benefit-review-doesnt-tell-you"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/9/3/technology/what-nbn-cost-benefit-review-doesnt-tell-you</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">David Goldstein<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 1 Sep 07:02 2014

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WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web [AFP]

<https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/technology/a/24843820/wef-unveils-crowdsourcing-push-on-how-to-run-the-web/>

 

Previewing the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul

<https://cdt.org/blog/previewing-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/>

 

Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Town Hall Meeting to take place at Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-29-en>

 

Radical Shift of Power Proposed at ICANN Putting Govts in Primary Decision Making Role by Robin Gross

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140829_radical_shift_of_power_proposed_at_icann_govts_in_primary_role/>

 

GNSO, ccNSO, GAC, ALAC and SSAC Issue Unprecedented Joint Letter Questioning ICANN’s Staff-Imposed Accountability Process by Philip Corwin

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/accountability_pushback/>

 

au: $25,000 available for NFPs engaging the community online

<http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/25000_available_for_nfps_engaging_the_community_online/088734/>

 

au/nz: Winners announced for 2014 ANZIAs

<http://www.auda.org.au/news/winners-announced-for-2014-anzias/>

 

.CLUB Claims First Of New gTLDs To Reach 100,000 Domains Sold

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/01/club-first-new-gtlds-100000-sold/>

 

IPv4 transfer guide for APNIC members transferring within this region by George Kuo

<http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/26/ipv4-transfer-guide-for-apnic-members-transferring-within-this-region/>

 

Holiday.com domain name 'could sell for £21m'

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11061766/Holiday.com-domain-name-could-sell-for-21m.html>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Geneva group seeks ways to govern internet

The Geneva-based World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the internet.

<http://www.thelocal.ch/20140828/wef>

 

World Economic Forum unveils new initiative on Internet governance [Xinhua]

The World Economic Forum on Thursday launched a new initiative on Internet governance cooperation, which will provide a venue for leaders from many regions and sectors of society to discuss and address a range of emerging policy challenges related to Internet.

<http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2014-08/29/content_33370650.htm>

 

WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web [AFP]

The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet.

<https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/technology/a/24843820/wef-unveils-crowdsourcing-push-on-how-to-run-the-web/>

 

Previewing the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul

The 9th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meets in Istanbul this year from 1 to 5 September. As with IGF Bali last year, the meeting will be a chance for human rights advocates, members of government, industry representatives, the technical community, academics, and others from around the world to come together and discuss issues related to Internet policy and governance. I’ll be there representing CDT, along with Emma Llanso. We hope that Istanbul will build upon the success of Bali and explore how IGF can be further strengthened to ensure its continuing success.

<https://cdt.org/blog/previewing-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/>

 

The Not-Mundial Initiative: Governance and Ungovernance in Istanbul by Milton Mueller

The 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul has been upstaged by the announcement of the Netmundial Initiative (NMI) in Geneva. The NMI is an attempt by ICANN’s CEO, Fadi Chehade, to enlist the resources and interpersonal networks of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in finding “solutions” to Internet governance problems. Framed as an “initiative for action” that would implement the principles of the April Netmundial meeting in Brazil, the unveiling of NMI has generated a flurry of critical commentary.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/29/the-not-mundial-initiative-governance-and-ungovernance-in-istanbul/>

 

The IGF in Istanbul: Internet governance in the hands of many by Kathryn Brown

I am excited to be in this magnificent city with its vibrancy, vitality, and incredible food! Istanbul lies at the crossroads of cultures; it serves as a hub of commerce, customs and trade. It is centuries old and always young. Its Internet community is as vibrant, vital and important as the city itself. It has been a delight to meet our hosts; I want to thank them all for their warm welcome and hospitality. And I want to thank our friends at the UN who support, champion and nurture this important Forum.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2014/08/igf-istanbul>

 

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- ICANN

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Call for Candidates: Seeking Advisors to the ICANN Accountability & Governance Coordination Group

The Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group is asked to select up to seven advisors to the ICANN Accountability &amp; Governance Coordination Group. As part of executing its mandate, the Public Experts Group is issuing a Call for Candidates to encourage nominations from the community.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-28-en>

 

Elise Cooper, Olivier Crepin-Leblond, Rafik Dammak, William Drake, Keith Drazek, Heather Dryden, Patrik Faltstrom, Byron Holland, Tony Holmes, Michele Neylon, Jonathan Robinson and Kristina Rosette to Fadi Chehade, Stephen Crocker and ICANN Directors

Questions About Enhancing ICANN Accountability Efforts

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/cooper-et-al-to-chehade-et-al-2014-08-26-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board and Fadi Chehade, President and CEO to Supporting Organization, Advisory Committee, Stakeholder Group and Constituency Leadership

Questions About Enhancing ICANN Accountability Efforts

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-chehade-to-soac-et-al-2014-08-28-en>

 

Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Town Hall Meeting to take place at Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul

ICANN staff invites all interested stakeholders to a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process during the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-29-en>

 

Implementing Rights Protection Mechanisms in the Name Collision Mitigation Framework

Brief Overview: To determine the requirements on the appropriate Rights Protection Mechanisms for names removed from registry SLD Block Lists.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/name-collision-rpm-2014-08-25-en>

 

Identifier Systems SSR Activities Reporting by Dave Piscitello, VP Security and ICT Coordination

As part of our commitment to transparency and accountability, the Identifier Systems SSR department will publish periodic reports on our activities. These reports will describe the activities we perform to maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet's global identifier systems.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/identifier-systems-ssr-activities-reporting>

 

Radical Shift of Power Proposed at ICANN Putting Govts in Primary Decision Making Role by Robin Gross

ICANN has proposed a major change to its bylaws that would require the organization to adopt all policy "advice" issued by the GAC unless 2/3 of ICANN's non-conflicted board members vote to oppose the adoption of that governmental rule. This draconian proposal to change ICANN's bylaws would fundamentally transform ICANN away from being a "bottom-up" and "private-sector-led" organization and into a governmental regulatory agency.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140829_radical_shift_of_power_proposed_at_icann_govts_in_primary_role/>

 

GNSO, ccNSO, GAC, ALAC and SSAC Issue Unprecedented Joint Letter Questioning ICANN’s Staff-Imposed Accountability Process by Philip Corwin

In another unpredicted development the entire community of ICANN stakeholders has sent a joint letter to CEO Fadi Chehade and the ICANN Board that strongly questions the “Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance – Process and Next Steps” document published by ICANN staff on August 14th over widespread community objections. Signatories to the August 26th letter (text below) include the GNSO Council and all of the GNSO’s stakeholder groups and constituencies, the Country Code Name Supporting Organization, the At-Large Advisory Committee, the Security and Stability Advisory Committee – and, most surprisingly, the Governmental Advisory Committee.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/accountability_pushback/>

 

ICANN and the tale of the tortoise and the hare

Everyone knows the fable of the tortoise and the hare; Being in too much of a hurry and full of self-confidence can lead to bad decisions and missing the goal on time. But what does this tale have to do with the domain business and the internet?

<https://www.iis.se/english/blog/icann-and-the-tale-of-the-tortoise-and-the-hare/>

 

Accountability and Redress by David Maher

In ICANN circles these days, accountability is the buzz word. Nearly everybody is talking about it. Generally everybody is in favor of it, but that's where the agreement ends. This paper urges action by ICANN to provide a means for redress of grievances as an essential element of accountability. I would like to review the ICM case (the delegation of the .xxx domain), and the role of ICANN's Independent Review Panel (the IRP). As you will recall, the ICANN Board had originally awarded .xxx to ICM, but in a subsequent reconsideration had reversed the award.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140829_accountability_and_redress/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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au: $25,000 available for NFPs engaging the community online

The auDA Foundation, a charitable trust focused on enhancing the use of the internet to benefit the community is currently accepting applications for its annual grants program.

<http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/25000_available_for_nfps_engaging_the_community_online/088734/>

 

au/nz: Winners announced for 2014 ANZIAs

Melbourne played host to the Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA) ceremony. Over 200 people were in attendance to celebrate some of the most creative and diverse online projects which were rewarded for their outstanding contribution to the Internet community in Australia and New Zealand. This is the biggest turnout in the ANZIA’s six year history.

<http://www.auda.org.au/news/winners-announced-for-2014-anzias/>

 

au/nz: InternetNZ proud of RealMe flying NZ flag at Internet Award

On Monday night at the InternetNZ co-sponsored Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards, the Department of Internal Affairs and NZ Post's RealME online authentication service won the award for Security & Online Safety.

<https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/InternetNZ-proud-RealMe-flying-NZ-flag-Internet-Award>

 

fr: Afnic launches a sustainable development initiative

Afnic Carbon Audit 2012 REsearch ReportInternet support services such as data hosting, telecommunications infrastructures or the domain name system are key features without which the information society as we know it today would not exist.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8127/show/afnic-launches-a-sustainable-development-initiative.html>

 

Killing .IR to compensate terrorist victims: IGOs to the rescue? by Farzaneh Badii

Recently the United States district court for the District of Colombia issued a judgment permitting the seizure of .IR and Iranian IP addresses. The court recognized all IP addresses and domain names managed by .IR ccTLD as assets that could be seized by the victims of terrorist activities as compensation. This included not only those owned by the Iranian government but also those owned by Iranians and all non-Iranians that own .IR domains. In doing so, the court was attempting to enforce other judgments that had been issued against Iran but were unenforceable because the Islamic Republic lacked seizable assets in the US.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/26/killing-ir-to-compensate-the-terrorist-victims-igos-to-the-rescue/>

 

Nominet takes another step to increase the security of the UK namespace

Nominet is boosting the security of the UK namespace to help protect it from attack and exploitation. As part of this, we’ll be offering two-factor authentication access to our Online Services (OS) to registrars later on this year. Two-factor authentication is a two-step verification process and provides an extra layer of security to users accessing online systems.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-takes-another-step-increase-security-uk-namespace>

 

2013 in UK web domain disputes

A summary published today shows that the number of domain name disputes handled by Nominet fell by over 17% in 2013.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/2013-uk-web-domain-disputes>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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.CLUB Claims First Of New gTLDs To Reach 100,000 Domains Sold

.CLUB announced last Friday they are the first of the new gTLDs to reach 100,000 domain names sold - and in just over 100 days. It appears there are around 200 to 400 .club domains continuing to be registered every day.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22815>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/01/club-first-new-gtlds-100000-sold/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/club-first-new-gtlds-reach-100-000-sold.html>

 

.club first new gTLD to sell 100,000 domains

.club hit a landmark this week with its 100,000th domain name registration, according to .CLUB Domains.

<http://domainincite.com/17240-club-first-new-gtld-to-sell-100000-domains>

 

.Club first new TLD to reach 100,000 paid registrations

.Club sent out a press release this morning touting that it has now sold 100,000 domain name registrations — the first new TLD to reach this milestone.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/29/club-first-new-tld-to-reach-100000-paid-registrations/>

 

The ANA and Hand-Wringing by Mason Cole

The Association of National Advertisers is at it again, this time spelling the death of new gTLDs barely after they emerge from the gate. In 1982, at the dawn of the video age, Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti infamously told Congress, with more than one unfortunate reference to various types of violent crime, that the advent of the VCR would spell immediate and irrevocable doom to the motion picture industry, and that the device should certainly be thrown to the scrap heap even before its arrival.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140828_the_ana_and_hand_wringing/>

 

The next 50 days will be important for new TLDs

A lot of new TLDs have come to market already. Some have flown out of the gate, others are growing modestly, and some have stalled.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/28/the-next-50-days-will-be-important-for-new-tlds/>

 

Portfolio Launch and Distribution Channel Update

The Directors of Minds + Machines Group Limited are pleased to provide an update on the launch programme of its portfolio of new tlds, its registrar sales channel activity and the development of services for its own wholly-own registrar, Minds + Machines Registrar Limited.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/portfolio-launch-and-distribution-channel-update/>

 

It’s David Vs Goliaths For Control of .Music

Harley Brown wrote an article for Billboard.com about the upcoming battle for .music. The indies vs Google and Amazon.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/31/its-david-vs-goliaths-for-control-of-music/>

 

.Bio Generates $250K in Revenue In Its First Week

Starting Dot Ltd. the registry operator for new gTLDS .BIO, .ARCHI & .SKI, , put out a press release today announcing that over 4,100 .BIO domain names have been registered at the end of the first week generating over a $250,000 USD in revenue.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/30/bio-generates-250k-in-revenue-in-its-first-week/>

 

Government launches .bharat domain name

The government has launched the .bharat domain name in devanagari script covering eight languages including Hindi, Konkani and Marathi.

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Government-launches-bharat-domain-name/articleshow/41097593.cms>

 

Challenging delegated TLDs: ICANN’s trademark post delegation dispute resolution procedure

This year, hundreds of new gTLDs are changing the landscape of the Internet. The long-awaited result of ICANN’s new gTLD program, TLDs such as .NYC, .WINE, and .WTF will now join the familiar ranks of domains such as .COM and .NET.

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9e339387-e627-4d19-a8a5-5dddd79732c4>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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NATO Set to Ratify Pledge on Joint Defense in Case of Major Cyberattack

When President Obama meets with other NATO leaders later this week, they are expected to ratify what seems, at first glance, a far-reaching change in the organization’s mission of collective defense: For the first time, a cyberattack on any of the 28 NATO nations could be declared an attack on all of them, much like a ground invasion or an airborne bombing.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/world/europe/nato-set-to-ratify-pledge-on-joint-defense-in-case-of-major-cyberattack.html>

 

US probes wave of cyber attacks on banks

FBI explores whether hacking is revenge for sanctions on Russia

<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1372ab46-2e5b-11e4-b760-00144feabdc0.html>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Cybersquatting Case Pits GirlsDoPorn.com vs. GirlDoPorn.com

The operator of membership adult site GirlsDoPorn.com had its cybersquatting complaint over GirlDoPorn.com denied by a WIPO arbitrator this month.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=184175>

 

Clash over swingers website lays bare its popularity in Ireland

A DISPUTE over a domain name for an Irish “swingers” website has revealed that a British company is making more than €126,000 a year from couples and individuals using the site to arrange sexual encounters.

<http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/News/article1453281.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_08_30>

 

About Seven Years Too Late

Ritchey Design, Inc., the complainant in this week’s UDRP decision, sells bicycle components under the RITCHEY brand and holds registrations for the RITCHEY trademark in the US, Canada, and the European Community for bicycle components.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/08/25/about-seven-years-too-late/>

 

au: Asahi Group Holdings Ltd v. David Whittle - Case No. DAU2014-0024

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Asahi Group Holdings Ltd of Japan, represented by Griffith Hack Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Australia. The Respondent is David Whittle of Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <asahi.com.au> is registered with NameScout Corp (“the Registrar”).

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0024>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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IPv4 transfer guide for APNIC members transferring within this region by George Kuo

Since the IPv4 transfer policy was implemented in 2010, APNIC has seen 322 IPv4 transfers. From time to time, we are asked by Members how IPv4 transfers work and how they go about transferring IPv4 addresses. So, we have put together a quick guide here for your reference.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/26/ipv4-transfer-guide-for-apnic-members-transferring-within-this-region/>

 

IPv6 insecurities on “IPv4-only” networks

When people hear about IPv6-specific security issues, they frequently tend to rate this as an argument in favour of delaying or avoiding IPv6 deployment on their enterprise or campus network. Even without IPv6 being consciously deployed, however, some of the IPv6-related security issues were already introduced to most networks many years ago. The reason for this is simple: IPv6 is implemented in all common operating systems and enabled by default. We introduced hosts with these operating systems on our networks several years ago – be they clients on the office network or servers in a data centre or DMZ.

<http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/08/26/ipv6-insecurities-on-ipv4-only-networks/>

 

IPv6 adoption starting to add up to real numbers: 0.6 percent

In a paper presented at the prestigious ACM SIGCOMM conference last week, researchers from the University of Michigan, the International Computer Science Institute, Arbor Networks, and Verisign Labs presented the paper "Measuring IPv6 Adoption." In it, the team does just that—in 12 different ways, no less. The results from these different measurements don't exactly agree, with the lowest and the highest being two orders of magnitude (close to a factor 100) apart. But the overall picture that emerges is one of a protocol that's quickly capturing its own place under the sun next to its big brother IPv4.

<http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/08/ipv6-adoption-starting-to-add-up-to-real-numbers-0-6-percent/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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UK Police Accuse Domain Name Registrar of Facilitating Criminal Activity

City of London Police have increased the pressure on domain name registrars who do business with file-sharing sites. With a "notice of criminality" the police hopes to pressure the companies into taking action, or else.

<http://torrentfreak.com/uk-police-accuse-domain-name-registrar-of-facilitating-criminal-activity-140830/>

 

The Click is Dead and Social is Hot – Neustar Reports on its Q2 Media Insights.

Neustar, Inc. ... released its Q2 2014 Media Intelligence Report (MIR),which analyzed the performance of online advertising channels and campaign types during the second quarter. The report gives marketers insights into which mediums were most profitable and reached people more consistently; which campaign types were most effective overall; and how the use of an CRM data to build and reach top audiences impacts campaigns.

<http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2014/the-click-is-dead-and-social-is-hot-neustar-reports-on-its-q2-media-insights>

 

DE-CIX Spreads From Continent To Continent, and How to Give Your Data Center a Competitive Edge

With their internationalization strategy over the last couple of years, the DE-CIX name has been spreading from continent to continent. As well as the Internet Exchanges in Germany, Dubai and New York, DE-CIX is involved in community projects in several locations around the world, supporting the development of a stable Internet infrastructure in developing nations. So, the question is, where next? Harald Summa and Frank Orlowski talk about where DE-CIX has come from, and where it’s going.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/de-cix-spreads-from-continent-to-continent-and-how-to-give-your-data-center-a-competitive-edge.html>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Netcraft: August 2014 Web Server Survey

Despite losing more than six million hostnames and its lead over Apache shrinking to 2.13 percentage points, Microsoft managed to retain the top spot it snatched from Apache last month. Many of the lost hostnames that were using Microsoft IIS belonged to a single Chinese link farm; these sites typically last just a few months and so such volatility in the number of hostnames is no surprise. Apache was the only major server vendor to gain hostnames, adding more than 780,000.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/08/27/august-2014-web-server-survey.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Holiday.com domain name 'could sell for £21m'

The domain name Holiday.com could fetch £21million when it is auctioned off at the World Travel Market later this year, it is claimed

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11061766/Holiday.com-domain-name-could-sell-for-21m.html>

 

The world’s most expensive internet addresses

DOMAIN names that are memorable and search-engine friendly are branding gold, which is why companies scrap over the rights to own them, sending their value into the mega millions.

<http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/the-worlds-most-expensive-internet-addresses/story-fnjwnhzf-1227042771894>

<http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/the-worlds-most-expensive-internet-addresses/story-fnjwnzam-1227042771894>

 

The Domain Aftermarket Took a Breather This Week But News About an Uncharted Blockbuster Bubbled Up

OK, who accidentally hit the snooze button? Someone must have because the past week was the slowest we've seen in the aftermarket so far this year. Among the sales that qualified for our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, only eight managed to reach even five figures, let alone six or seven. $35,000 was good enough to put Sedo's sale of DTP.com in the #1 position with two sales from the recently completed Hilco Streambank IP auction, Essentials.com at $32,000 and LOA.com at $21,000, filling the next two spots.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140827.htm>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Telcos back internet piracy crackdown

The country's biggest telecommunications companies are willing to block their customers from accessing overseas websites hosting pirated movies and music despite concerns harmless sites could also get caught by the filter.

<http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/telcos-back-internet-piracy-crackdown-20140830-10a8i9.html>

<http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/telcos-back-internet-piracy-crackdown-20140830-10a8i9.html>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Data retention critics alarmed by Australian federal police breach

Civil rights groups, legal bodies and information security experts have expressed renewed concern about the government’s push to store greater amounts of phone and web users’ personal information following revelations that the federal police mistakenly published sensitive information and metadata about ongoing criminal investigations.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/29/data-retention-critics-alarmed-australian-federal-police-breach>

 

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BRAND PROTECTION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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What Role Will Trademarks Play in the Future of Asia? by Jean-Claude Darne

The increasing importance of Asia on the world stage is anticipated by many to be the dominant theme of the 21st century. As economies in Asia play a larger role in world trade, Asian consumer markets will continue to grow and the region’s standard of living will rise. This rapid increase in consumer demand will create huge opportunities for branded goods and services both inside and outside of Asia. Successfully navigating this landscape of Asia’s diverse culture and geography in times of rapid economic change will be a complex and challenging journey for brand owners.

<http://www.inta.org/INTABlog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=104>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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New Zealand downloads faster than Aust

Kiwis enjoy faster download speeds for websites than Australians, according to new research.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/60969756/new-zealand-downloads-faster-than-aust>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO, ccNSO, GAC, ALAC and SSAC Issue Unprecedented Joint Letter Questioning ICANN&rsquo;s Staff-Imposed Accountability Process by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/accountability_pushback/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/accountability_pushback/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: $25,000 available for NFPs engaging the community online <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/25000_available_for_nfps_engaging_the_community_online/088734/"><span>http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/25000_available_for_nfps_engaging_the_community_online/088734/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au/nz: Winners announced for 2014 ANZIAs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/winners-announced-for-2014-anzias/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/winners-announced-for-2014-anzias/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.CLUB Claims First Of New gTLDs To Reach 100,000 Domains Sold<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/01/club-first-new-gtlds-100000-sold/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/01/club-first-new-gtlds-100000-sold/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv4 transfer guide for APNIC members transferring within this region by George Kuo<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/26/ipv4-transfer-guide-for-apnic-members-transferring-within-this-region/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/26/ipv4-transfer-guide-for-apnic-members-transferring-within-this-region/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Holiday.com domain name 'could sell for &pound;21m'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11061766/Holiday.com-domain-name-could-sell-for-21m.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11061766/Holiday.com-domain-name-could-sell-for-21m.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Geneva group seeks ways to govern internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Geneva-based World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thelocal.ch/20140828/wef"><span>http://www.thelocal.ch/20140828/wef</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">World Economic Forum unveils new initiative on Internet governance [Xinhua]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The World Economic Forum on Thursday launched a new initiative on Internet governance cooperation, which will provide a venue for leaders from many regions and sectors of society to discuss and address a range of emerging policy challenges related to Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2014-08/29/content_33370650.htm"><span>http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2014-08/29/content_33370650.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/technology/a/24843820/wef-unveils-crowdsourcing-push-on-how-to-run-the-web/"><span>https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/technology/a/24843820/wef-unveils-crowdsourcing-push-on-how-to-run-the-web/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Previewing the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The 9th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meets in Istanbul this year from 1 to 5 September. As with IGF Bali last year, the meeting will be a chance for human rights advocates, members of government, industry representatives, the technical community, academics, and others from around the world to come together and discuss issues related to Internet policy and governance. I&rsquo;ll be there representing CDT, along with Emma Llanso. We hope that Istanbul will build upon the success of Bali and explore how IGF can be further strengthened to ensure its continuing success.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/previewing-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/previewing-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Not-Mundial Initiative: Governance and Ungovernance in Istanbul by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul has been upstaged by the announcement of the Netmundial Initiative (NMI) in Geneva. The NMI is an attempt by ICANN&rsquo;s CEO, Fadi Chehade, to enlist the resources and interpersonal networks of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in finding &ldquo;solutions&rdquo; to Internet governance problems. Framed as an &ldquo;initiative for action&rdquo; that would implement the principles of the April Netmundial meeting in Brazil, the unveiling of NMI has generated a flurry of critical commentary.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/29/the-not-mundial-initiative-governance-and-ungovernance-in-istanbul/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/29/the-not-mundial-initiative-governance-and-ungovernance-in-istanbul/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IGF in Istanbul: Internet governance in the hands of many by Kathryn Brown</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I am excited to be in this magnificent city with its vibrancy, vitality, and incredible food! Istanbul lies at the crossroads of cultures; it serves as a hub of commerce, customs and trade. It is centuries old and always young. Its Internet community is as vibrant, vital and important as the city itself. It has been a delight to meet our hosts; I want to thank them all for their warm welcome and hospitality. And I want to thank our friends at the UN who support, champion and nurture this important Forum.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2014/08/igf-istanbul"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2014/08/igf-istanbul</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Call for Candidates: Seeking Advisors to the ICANN Accountability &amp; Governance Coordination Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Accountability &amp; Governance Public Experts Group is asked to select up to seven advisors to the ICANN Accountability &amp;amp; Governance Coordination Group. As part of executing its mandate, the Public Experts Group is issuing a Call for Candidates to encourage nominations from the community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-28-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Elise Cooper, Olivier Crepin-Leblond, Rafik Dammak, William Drake, Keith Drazek, Heather Dryden, Patrik Faltstrom, Byron Holland, Tony Holmes, Michele Neylon, Jonathan Robinson and Kristina Rosette to Fadi Chehade, Stephen Crocker and ICANN Directors</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Questions About Enhancing ICANN Accountability Efforts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/cooper-et-al-to-chehade-et-al-2014-08-26-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/cooper-et-al-to-chehade-et-al-2014-08-26-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board and Fadi Chehade, President and CEO to Supporting Organization, Advisory Committee, Stakeholder Group and Constituency Leadership<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Questions About Enhancing ICANN Accountability Efforts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-chehade-to-soac-et-al-2014-08-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-chehade-to-soac-et-al-2014-08-28-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Town Hall Meeting to take place at Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN staff invites all interested stakeholders to a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process during the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-29-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Implementing Rights Protection Mechanisms in the Name Collision Mitigation Framework<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brief Overview: To determine the requirements on the appropriate Rights Protection Mechanisms for names removed from registry SLD Block Lists.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/name-collision-rpm-2014-08-25-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/name-collision-rpm-2014-08-25-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Identifier Systems SSR Activities Reporting by Dave Piscitello, VP Security and ICT Coordination<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of our commitment to transparency and accountability, the Identifier Systems SSR department will publish periodic reports on our activities. These reports will describe the activities we perform to maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet's global identifier systems.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/identifier-systems-ssr-activities-reporting"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/identifier-systems-ssr-activities-reporting</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Radical Shift of Power Proposed at ICANN Putting Govts in Primary Decision Making Role by Robin Gross<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has proposed a major change to its bylaws that would require the organization to adopt all policy "advice" issued by the GAC unless 2/3 of ICANN's non-conflicted board members vote to oppose the adoption of that governmental rule. This draconian proposal to change ICANN's bylaws would fundamentally transform ICANN away from being a "bottom-up" and "private-sector-led" organization and into a governmental regulatory agency.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140829_radical_shift_of_power_proposed_at_icann_govts_in_primary_role/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140829_radical_shift_of_power_proposed_at_icann_govts_in_primary_role/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO, ccNSO, GAC, ALAC and SSAC Issue Unprecedented Joint Letter Questioning ICANN&rsquo;s Staff-Imposed Accountability Process by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In another unpredicted development the entire community of ICANN stakeholders has sent a joint letter to CEO Fadi Chehade and the ICANN Board that strongly questions the &ldquo;Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance &ndash; Process and Next Steps&rdquo; document published by ICANN staff on August 14th over widespread community objections. Signatories to the August 26th letter (text below) include the GNSO Council and all of the GNSO&rsquo;s stakeholder groups and constituencies, the Country Code Name Supporting Organization, the At-Large Advisory Committee, the Security and Stability Advisory Committee &ndash; and, most surprisingly, the Governmental Advisory Committee.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/accountability_pushback/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/accountability_pushback/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN and the tale of the tortoise and the hare<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Everyone knows the fable of the tortoise and the hare; Being in too much of a hurry and full of self-confidence can lead to bad decisions and missing the goal on time. But what does this tale have to do with the domain business and the internet?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/blog/icann-and-the-tale-of-the-tortoise-and-the-hare/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/blog/icann-and-the-tale-of-the-tortoise-and-the-hare/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Accountability and Redress by David Maher<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In ICANN circles these days, accountability is the buzz word. Nearly everybody is talking about it. Generally everybody is in favor of it, but that's where the agreement ends. This paper urges action by ICANN to provide a means for redress of grievances as an essential element of accountability. I would like to review the ICM case (the delegation of the .xxx domain), and the role of ICANN's Independent Review Panel (the IRP). As you will recall, the ICANN Board had originally awarded .xxx to ICM, but in a subsequent reconsideration had reversed the award.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140829_accountability_and_redress/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140829_accountability_and_redress/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: $25,000 available for NFPs engaging the community online <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The auDA Foundation, a charitable trust focused on enhancing the use of the internet to benefit the community is currently accepting applications for its annual grants program. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/25000_available_for_nfps_engaging_the_community_online/088734/"><span>http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/25000_available_for_nfps_engaging_the_community_online/088734/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au/nz: Winners announced for 2014 ANZIAs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Melbourne played host to the Australia &amp; New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA) ceremony. Over 200 people were in attendance to celebrate some of the most creative and diverse online projects which were rewarded for their outstanding contribution to the Internet community in Australia and New Zealand. This is the biggest turnout in the ANZIA&rsquo;s six year history.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/winners-announced-for-2014-anzias/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/winners-announced-for-2014-anzias/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au/nz: InternetNZ proud of RealMe flying NZ flag at Internet Award<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Monday night at the InternetNZ co-sponsored Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards, the Department of Internal Affairs and NZ Post's RealME online authentication service won the award for Security &amp; Online Safety.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/InternetNZ-proud-RealMe-flying-NZ-flag-Internet-Award"><span>https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/InternetNZ-proud-RealMe-flying-NZ-flag-Internet-Award</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">fr: Afnic launches a sustainable development initiative<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Afnic Carbon Audit 2012 REsearch ReportInternet support services such as data hosting, telecommunications infrastructures or the domain name system are key features without which the information society as we know it today would not exist.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8127/show/afnic-launches-a-sustainable-development-initiative.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8127/show/afnic-launches-a-sustainable-development-initiative.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Killing .IR to compensate terrorist victims: IGOs to the rescue? by Farzaneh Badii</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recently the United States district court for the District of Colombia issued a judgment permitting the seizure of .IR and Iranian IP addresses. The court recognized all IP addresses and domain names managed by .IR ccTLD as assets that could be seized by the victims of terrorist activities as compensation. This included not only those owned by the Iranian government but also those owned by Iranians and all non-Iranians that own .IR domains. In doing so, the court was attempting to enforce other judgments that had been issued against Iran but were unenforceable because the Islamic Republic lacked seizable assets in the US.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/26/killing-ir-to-compensate-the-terrorist-victims-igos-to-the-rescue/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/26/killing-ir-to-compensate-the-terrorist-victims-igos-to-the-rescue/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet takes another step to increase the security of the UK namespace<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet is boosting the security of the UK namespace to help protect it from attack and exploitation. As part of this, we&rsquo;ll be offering two-factor authentication access to our Online Services (OS) to registrars later on this year. Two-factor authentication is a two-step verification process and provides an extra layer of security to users accessing online systems.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-takes-another-step-increase-security-uk-namespace"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-takes-another-step-increase-security-uk-namespace</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">2013 in UK web domain disputes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A summary published today shows that the number of domain name disputes handled by Nominet fell by over 17% in 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/2013-uk-web-domain-disputes"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/2013-uk-web-domain-disputes</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.CLUB Claims First Of New gTLDs To Reach 100,000 Domains Sold<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.CLUB announced last Friday they are the first of the new gTLDs to reach 100,000 domain names sold - and in just over 100 days. It appears there are around 200 to 400 .club domains continuing to be registered every day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22815"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22815</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/01/club-first-new-gtlds-100000-sold/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/01/club-first-new-gtlds-100000-sold/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/club-first-new-gtlds-reach-100-000-sold.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/club-first-new-gtlds-reach-100-000-sold.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.club first new gTLD to sell 100,000 domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.club hit a landmark this week with its 100,000th domain name registration, according to .CLUB Domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17240-club-first-new-gtld-to-sell-100000-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/17240-club-first-new-gtld-to-sell-100000-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Club first new TLD to reach 100,000 paid registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Club sent out a press release this morning touting that it has now sold 100,000 domain name registrations &mdash; the first new TLD to reach this milestone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/29/club-first-new-tld-to-reach-100000-paid-registrations/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/29/club-first-new-tld-to-reach-100000-paid-registrations/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ANA and Hand-Wringing by Mason Cole<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Association of National Advertisers is at it again, this time spelling the death of new gTLDs barely after they emerge from the gate. In 1982, at the dawn of the video age, Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti infamously told Congress, with more than one unfortunate reference to various types of violent crime, that the advent of the VCR would spell immediate and irrevocable doom to the motion picture industry, and that the device should certainly be thrown to the scrap heap even before its arrival.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140828_the_ana_and_hand_wringing/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140828_the_ana_and_hand_wringing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The next 50 days will be important for new TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A lot of new TLDs have come to market already. Some have flown out of the gate, others are growing modestly, and some have stalled.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/28/the-next-50-days-will-be-important-for-new-tlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/28/the-next-50-days-will-be-important-for-new-tlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Portfolio Launch and Distribution Channel Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Directors of Minds + Machines Group Limited are pleased to provide an update on the launch programme of its portfolio of new tlds, its registrar sales channel activity and the development of services for its own wholly-own registrar, Minds + Machines Registrar Limited.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/portfolio-launch-and-distribution-channel-update/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/portfolio-launch-and-distribution-channel-update/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s David Vs Goliaths For Control of .Music<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Harley Brown wrote an article for Billboard.com about the upcoming battle for .music. The indies vs Google and Amazon.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/31/its-david-vs-goliaths-for-control-of-music/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/31/its-david-vs-goliaths-for-control-of-music/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Bio Generates $250K in Revenue In Its First Week<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Starting Dot Ltd. the registry operator for new gTLDS .BIO, .ARCHI &amp; .SKI, , put out a press release today announcing that over 4,100 .BIO domain names have been registered at the end of the first week generating over a $250,000 USD in revenue.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/30/bio-generates-250k-in-revenue-in-its-first-week/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/30/bio-generates-250k-in-revenue-in-its-first-week/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Government launches .bharat domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The government has launched the .bharat domain name in devanagari script covering eight languages including Hindi, Konkani and Marathi.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Government-launches-bharat-domain-name/articleshow/41097593.cms"><span>http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Government-launches-bharat-domain-name/articleshow/41097593.cms</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Challenging delegated TLDs: ICANN&rsquo;s trademark post delegation dispute resolution procedure<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This year, hundreds of new gTLDs are changing the landscape of the Internet. The long-awaited result of ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD program, TLDs such as .NYC, .WINE, and .WTF will now join the familiar ranks of domains such as .COM and .NET.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9e339387-e627-4d19-a8a5-5dddd79732c4"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9e339387-e627-4d19-a8a5-5dddd79732c4</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NATO Set to Ratify Pledge on Joint Defense in Case of Major Cyberattack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When President Obama meets with other NATO leaders later this week, they are expected to ratify what seems, at first glance, a far-reaching change in the organization&rsquo;s mission of collective defense: For the first time, a cyberattack on any of the 28 NATO nations could be declared an attack on all of them, much like a ground invasion or an airborne bombing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/world/europe/nato-set-to-ratify-pledge-on-joint-defense-in-case-of-major-cyberattack.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/world/europe/nato-set-to-ratify-pledge-on-joint-defense-in-case-of-major-cyberattack.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US probes wave of cyber attacks on banks</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">FBI explores whether hacking is revenge for sanctions on Russia<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1372ab46-2e5b-11e4-b760-00144feabdc0.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1372ab46-2e5b-11e4-b760-00144feabdc0.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cybersquatting Case Pits GirlsDoPorn.com vs. GirlDoPorn.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The operator of membership adult site GirlsDoPorn.com had its cybersquatting complaint over GirlDoPorn.com denied by a WIPO arbitrator this month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=184175"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=184175</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clash over swingers website lays bare its popularity in Ireland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A DISPUTE over a domain name for an Irish &ldquo;swingers&rdquo; website has revealed that a British company is making more than &euro;126,000 a year from couples and individuals using the site to arrange sexual encounters. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/News/article1453281.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_08_30"><span>http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/News/article1453281.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_08_30</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">About Seven Years Too Late<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ritchey Design, Inc., the complainant in this week&rsquo;s UDRP decision, sells bicycle components under the RITCHEY brand and holds registrations for the RITCHEY trademark in the US, Canada, and the European Community for bicycle components.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/08/25/about-seven-years-too-late/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/08/25/about-seven-years-too-late/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Asahi Group Holdings Ltd v. David Whittle - Case No. DAU2014-0024</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Asahi Group Holdings Ltd of Japan, represented by Griffith Hack Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Australia. The Respondent is David Whittle of Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;asahi.com.au&gt; is registered with NameScout Corp (&ldquo;the Registrar&rdquo;).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0024"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0024</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv4 transfer guide for APNIC members transferring within this region by George Kuo<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Since the IPv4 transfer policy was implemented in 2010, APNIC has seen 322 IPv4 transfers. From time to time, we are asked by Members how IPv4 transfers work and how they go about transferring IPv4 addresses. So, we have put together a quick guide here for your reference.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/26/ipv4-transfer-guide-for-apnic-members-transferring-within-this-region/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/26/ipv4-transfer-guide-for-apnic-members-transferring-within-this-region/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv6 insecurities on &ldquo;IPv4-only&rdquo; networks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When people hear about IPv6-specific security issues, they frequently tend to rate this as an argument in favour of delaying or avoiding IPv6 deployment on their enterprise or campus network. Even without IPv6 being consciously deployed, however, some of the IPv6-related security issues were already introduced to most networks many years ago. The reason for this is simple: IPv6 is implemented in all common operating systems and enabled by default. We introduced hosts with these operating systems on our networks several years ago &ndash; be they clients on the office network or servers in a data centre or DMZ.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/08/26/ipv6-insecurities-on-ipv4-only-networks/"><span>http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/08/26/ipv6-insecurities-on-ipv4-only-networks/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv6 adoption starting to add up to real numbers: 0.6 percent<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a paper presented at the prestigious ACM SIGCOMM conference last week, researchers from the University of Michigan, the International Computer Science Institute, Arbor Networks, and Verisign Labs presented the paper "Measuring IPv6 Adoption." In it, the team does just that&mdash;in 12 different ways, no less. The results from these different measurements don't exactly agree, with the lowest and the highest being two orders of magnitude (close to a factor 100) apart. But the overall picture that emerges is one of a protocol that's quickly capturing its own place under the sun next to its big brother IPv4.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/08/ipv6-adoption-starting-to-add-up-to-real-numbers-0-6-percent/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/08/ipv6-adoption-starting-to-add-up-to-real-numbers-0-6-percent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UK Police Accuse Domain Name Registrar of Facilitating Criminal Activity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">City of London Police have increased the pressure on domain name registrars who do business with file-sharing sites. With a "notice of criminality" the police hopes to pressure the companies into taking action, or else.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/uk-police-accuse-domain-name-registrar-of-facilitating-criminal-activity-140830/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/uk-police-accuse-domain-name-registrar-of-facilitating-criminal-activity-140830/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Click is Dead and Social is Hot &ndash; Neustar Reports on its Q2 Media Insights.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Neustar, Inc. </span><span>...</span><span lang="EN"> released its Q2 2014 Media Intelligence Report (MIR),which analyzed the performance of online advertising channels and campaign types during the second quarter. The report gives marketers insights into which mediums were most profitable and reached people more consistently; which campaign types were most effective overall; and how the use of an CRM data to build and reach top audiences impacts campaigns.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2014/the-click-is-dead-and-social-is-hot-neustar-reports-on-its-q2-media-insights"><span>http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2014/the-click-is-dead-and-social-is-hot-neustar-reports-on-its-q2-media-insights</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DE-CIX Spreads From Continent To Continent, and How to Give Your Data Center a Competitive Edge<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With their internationalization strategy over the last couple of years, the DE-CIX name has been spreading from continent to continent. As well as the Internet Exchanges in Germany, Dubai and New York, DE-CIX is involved in community projects in several locations around the world, supporting the development of a stable Internet infrastructure in developing nations. So, the question is, where next? Harald Summa and Frank Orlowski talk about where DE-CIX has come from, and where it&rsquo;s going.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/news/de-cix-spreads-from-continent-to-continent-and-how-to-give-your-data-center-a-competitive-edge.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/news/de-cix-spreads-from-continent-to-continent-and-how-to-give-your-data-center-a-competitive-edge.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netcraft: August 2014 Web Server Survey</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Despite losing more than six million hostnames and its lead over Apache shrinking to 2.13 percentage points, Microsoft managed to retain the top spot it snatched from Apache last month. Many of the lost hostnames that were using Microsoft IIS belonged to a single Chinese link farm; these sites typically last just a few months and so such volatility in the number of hostnames is no surprise. Apache was the only major server vendor to gain hostnames, adding more than 780,000.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/08/27/august-2014-web-server-survey.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/08/27/august-2014-web-server-survey.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Holiday.com domain name 'could sell for &pound;21m'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The domain name Holiday.com could fetch &pound;21million when it is auctioned off at the World Travel Market later this year, it is claimed <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11061766/Holiday.com-domain-name-could-sell-for-21m.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11061766/Holiday.com-domain-name-could-sell-for-21m.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The world&rsquo;s most expensive internet addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN names that are memorable and search-engine friendly are branding gold, which is why companies scrap over the rights to own them, sending their value into the mega millions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/the-worlds-most-expensive-internet-addresses/story-fnjwnhzf-1227042771894"><span>http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/the-worlds-most-expensive-internet-addresses/story-fnjwnhzf-1227042771894</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/the-worlds-most-expensive-internet-addresses/story-fnjwnzam-1227042771894"><span>http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/the-worlds-most-expensive-internet-addresses/story-fnjwnzam-1227042771894</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Domain Aftermarket Took a Breather This Week But News About an Uncharted Blockbuster Bubbled Up <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">OK, who accidentally hit the snooze button? Someone must have because the past week was the slowest we've seen in the aftermarket so far this year. Among the sales that qualified for our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, only eight managed to reach even five figures, let alone six or seven. $35,000 was good enough to put Sedo's sale of DTP.com in the #1 position with two sales from the recently completed Hilco Streambank IP auction, Essentials.com at $32,000 and LOA.com at $21,000, filling the next two spots.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140827.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140827.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Telcos back internet piracy crackdown<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The country's biggest telecommunications companies are willing to block their customers from accessing overseas websites hosting pirated movies and music despite concerns harmless sites could also get caught by the filter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/telcos-back-internet-piracy-crackdown-20140830-10a8i9.html"><span>http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/telcos-back-internet-piracy-crackdown-20140830-10a8i9.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/telcos-back-internet-piracy-crackdown-20140830-10a8i9.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/telcos-back-internet-piracy-crackdown-20140830-10a8i9.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Data retention critics alarmed by Australian federal police breach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Civil rights groups, legal bodies and information security experts have expressed renewed concern about the government&rsquo;s push to store greater amounts of phone and web users&rsquo; personal information following revelations that the federal police mistakenly published sensitive information and metadata about ongoing criminal investigations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/29/data-retention-critics-alarmed-australian-federal-police-breach"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/29/data-retention-critics-alarmed-australian-federal-police-breach</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BRAND PROTECTION &amp; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What Role Will Trademarks Play in the Future of Asia? by Jean-Claude Darne</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The increasing importance of Asia on the world stage is anticipated by many to be the dominant theme of the 21st century. As economies in Asia play a larger role in world trade, Asian consumer markets will continue to grow and the region&rsquo;s standard of living will rise. This rapid increase in consumer demand will create huge opportunities for branded goods and services both inside and outside of Asia. Successfully navigating this landscape of Asia&rsquo;s diverse culture and geography in times of rapid economic change will be a complex and challenging journey for brand owners.<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand downloads faster than Aust<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kiwis enjoy faster download speeds for websites than Australians, according to new research.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/60969756/new-zealand-downloads-faster-than-aust"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/60969756/new-zealand-downloads-faster-than-aust</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
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David Goldstein | 21 Aug 06:00 2014

auDA Domain News - 21 August

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How to Save the Net: Keep It Open by VINTON G. CERF

<http://www.wired.com/2014/08/save-the-net-vinton-cerf/>

 

Clarifying ICANN's Role - Online Pharmacies by Maguy Serad

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/clarifying-icann-s-role-online-pharmacies>

 

An Initiative for Action by Fadi Chehadé

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-initiative-for-action>

 

Governments to get more power at ICANN

<http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann>

 

Australian domain administrator to present UDRP decisions overview

<http://www.managingip.com/Article/3371817/Australian-domain-administrator-to-present-UDRP-decisions-overview.html>

 

au: Third Sector Expo 2015 early bird rates now available

<http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/third_sector_expo_2015_early_bird_rates_now_available/088591/>

 

Shorter .nz domain names to go up for grabs

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3da19f40-3deb-4b54-b0fd-bd2071f774c9>

 

Update on the Status of Already-Launched gTLDs: Is Anyone Out There?

<http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/31435>

 

Six Months of the New gTLD Uniform Rapid Suspension System: What Brand Owners Need to Know

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

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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How to Save the Net: Keep It Open by VINTON G. CERF

For all of its history, the Internet has enjoyed the fruits of an openness principle: the idea that anyone can reach any site online and that information and data should be freely exchangeable. Applications such as YouTube and Skype have been introduced without the need to seek permission of any Internet service provider or government. Nearly 3 billion users enjoy myriad mobile apps and other Internet-based services thanks to the open standards, common interfaces, and rich connectivity that permissionless innovation has delivered.

<http://www.wired.com/2014/08/save-the-net-vinton-cerf/>

 

Support for internet governance consensus-building at the Latin American IGF

The seventh Internet Governance Forum of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC IGF), held in San Salvador July 16-18, 2014, provided a useful opportunity for expanding reflections and contributions to internet governance in the region. On this occasion the forum was attended by 120 people, and 2980 people followed the discussions remotely in 38 countries, in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

<http://www.apc.org/en/node/19649>

 

Sailing Backwards: WSIS 10+ Avoids Entering Unchartered Territory by Wolfgang Kleinwächter

Early August 2014 the UN General Assembly agreed on the procedures how to review the results of the UN WSIS from 2005. According to the draft resolution, the WSIS 10+ event will be a high level intergovernmental meeting in New York in December 2015. This meeting will adopt an "intergovernmental agreed outcome document"... The outcome document will be negotiated by governments in an "intergovernmental negotiation process". Non-governmental stakeholders from the private sector, civil society and technical community will be invited for "informal interactive consultation" in a parallel process. Wait a minute? What are "informal interactive consultations" in a parallel process?

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140818_sailing_backwards_wsis_10_avoids_entering_unchartered_territory/>

 

Why we’re boycotting the Internet Governance Forum

Renowned Turkish internet rights advocates are boycotting the internet governance conference which this year takes place in Istanbul

<http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/08/boycotting-internet-governance-forum/>

 

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Clarifying ICANN's Role - Online Pharmacies by Maguy Serad

The spotlight on online pharmacies and their regulation is intensifying.Over the past few weeks, ICANN staff has spent considerable time talking with a U.S. journalist who is researching an extensive story on this subject.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/clarifying-icann-s-role-online-pharmacies>

 

An Initiative for Action by Fadi Chehadé

Back in May, I wrote a blog titled "Turning Talk into Action after NETmundial." In it, I promised to work tirelessly on coalescing governments, private sector and civil society to operationalize the NETmundial roadmap. I did not make this promise lightly.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-initiative-for-action>

 

Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group Members Announced

As described in the 14 August 2014 posting of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps, four respected individuals with backgrounds in academia, governmental relations, global insight, and the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC), will form the Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-19-en>

 

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .SOHU, .IMMO, .SAARLAND, .CLUB

Purpose (Brief): Four (4) Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the introduction of two-character domain names for the below TLDs. In total, the requests concern 4 New gTLDs.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-19-en>

 

Webinar: ICANN Participation in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

You are invited to participate in an informal webinar about ICANN's participation in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on Friday, 22 August at 16:00 UTC.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-18-en>

 

Statton Hammock, Vice-President, Business & Legal Affairs | United TLD Holdco Ltd. t/a Rightside Registry, to Cherine Chalaby

Status of Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hammock-to-chalaby-2014-08-12-en>

 

Governments to get more power at ICANN

Under a proposal launched late Friday, ICANN plans to make it harder for the board to reject the often-controversial advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee.

<http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann>

 

Controversy over proposed ICANN voting hits Internet governance

In its struggle to find a better balance between the demands of industry and governments, the body that essentially controls the Internet’s naming and number system has proposed making it harder to ignore recommendations from its international Government Advisory Committee.

<http://www.itworldcanada.com/post/controversy-over-proposed-icann-voting>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Australian domain administrator to present UDRP decisions overview

The auDA, the administrator of the .au domain space, will present its overview of auDRP decisions next week

<http://www.managingip.com/Article/3371817/Australian-domain-administrator-to-present-UDRP-decisions-overview.html>

 

au: Third Sector Expo 2015 early bird rates now available

... Thanks to the support of Platinum Sponsor auDA, we are able to provide you with the most affordable event of this kind in the sector.

<http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/third_sector_expo_2015_early_bird_rates_now_available/088591/>

 

National Internet Exchange of India eyes 2.5-million dot In domain names by 2015

The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) that manages IN Registry, a nodal body mandated with the registration and operation of dot In domain names, expects to register 2.5 million dot In domain names by 2015.

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/national-internet-exchange-of-india-eyes-2-5-million-dot-in-domain-names-by-2015/articleshow/40404760.cms>

 

After slamming the ccNSO, India joins it

India has become the newest member of ICANN’s country-code Supporting Organization, the ccNSO, just one month after the local registry slammed the group for not representing its interests.

<http://domainincite.com/17201-after-slamming-the-ccnso-india-joins-it>

 

Lack of .ng uptake to fuel cybercrime – expert

The failure of Nigeria’s major companies to purchase .ng domain names may lead to increased activity by cybercriminals exploiting the unclaimed location-based domains, according to expert Chris Chibuike.

<http://www.humanipo.com/news/46602/lack-of-ng-uptake-to-fuel-cybercrime-expert/>

 

Shorter .nz domain names to go up for grabs

If you already own a .co.nz, .net.nz or other .nz domain name, you may be eligible to register the shorter version of your domain name ahead of everyone else.

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3da19f40-3deb-4b54-b0fd-bd2071f774c9>

 

om: TRA now allows individuals to register Omani domain names

Earlier restricted to institutions only, the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) has finally made way for individuals to register a website or a domain name in their name under the ccTLD .om and .oman in Arabic.

<http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/TRA-now-allows-individuals-to-register-Omani-domain-names-3dzr>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Update on the Status of Already-Launched gTLDs: Is Anyone Out There?

Because of the explosive growth of the TLD and secondary level domain system managed by ICANN and the potential impacts it may have on trademark holders and advertising, we have asked our general counsel’s office at Reed Smith LLP to provide us periodic updates on the status of developments in this area. ANA continues to strongly believe that ICANN’s activities are extremely important and deserve the focus of the ad community.

<http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/31435>

 

Panel slaps ICANN in .africa case

A panel of arbitrators had some stern words for ICANN as it handed controversial .africa gTLD applicant DotConnectAfrica another win in its Independent Review Process case.

<http://domainincite.com/17194-panel-slaps-icann-in-africa-case>

 

New domain names spark wave of online threats

When asked how they expect the launch of thousands of new web address endings, such as .london, .shop and .sport, to change the internet in the next five years, 40% of consumers believe it will make it a more dangerous place – over double the amount who feel that it will be safer (17%). These concerns were mirrored by businesses, with 92% of companies surveyed recognising risks with the introduction new gTLDs.

<http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/08/18/new-domain-names-spark-wave-online-threats>

 

The countdown to .cymru and .wales begins following delegation

ICANN has now delegated both .cymru and .wales meaning that they are not yet available for registration but are now on the internet’s official database. From 1st September, businesses that have already registered their trademarks with ICANN’s Trademark Clearing House can begin the process of registering their new Welsh domains. The second registration phase, which gives Welsh businesses priority, starts in November with availability to the general public beginning on St David’s Day, March 1st 2015.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/countdown-cymru-and-wales-begins-following-delegation>

 

Domain suffix '.taipei' set to launch this November

Taipei signed a registry agreement with ICANN Wednesday with the TLD suffix “.taipei” set to open for registration in November, according to Taipei's Department of Information Technology (DIT).

<http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan-business/2014/08/21/415394/Domain-suffix.htm>

<http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201408200024.aspx>

 

Registry launches “Chinese Domain Ambassador Program”

Here’s another example of a registry reaching out directly to its registrants to help promote their new TLD.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/registry-launches-chinese-domain-ambassador-program/>

 

Best Benefit Ever: TLDs for Realtors

Members of the National Association of Realtors will soon be able to host websites using the domain .realtor—and the first members who sign up will get to do it for free.

<http://associationsnow.com/2014/08/best-benefit-ever-top-level-domains-realtors/>

 

Are industry-specific resellers the future of domain name registration?

Many of the new TLDs coming to market are targeted to particular industries: .photography for photographers, .plumbing for plumbers, .solar for the solar industry.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/industry-domain-name-resellers/>

 

Registrant of 4,000+ .email domain names faces mounting legal problems

You’ve probably never heard of Yoyo.email before, but it is one of the biggest individual registrants of new TLDs in a single TLD. The company registered over 4,000 .email domain names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/yoyo-email-urs/>

 

.London Gets Over 600 Trademark New gTLD Registrations Here Are The Most Interesting

.London just updated its Zone file today and is reporting over 600 new gTLD registrations which all seem to be domain names registered in Sunrise for trademark holders.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/19/london-gets-over-600-trademark-new-gtld-registrations-here-are-the-most-interesting/>

 

New gTLD registries increasingly attacking .com

Is .com “silly” and “meaningless”? That’s what some new gTLD registries would have you believe. In separate blog posts over the last week, Donuts and ARI Registry Services have gone on the offensive, dismissing .com as an irrelevant relic of a bygone age.

<http://domainincite.com/17189-new-gtld-registries-increasingly-attacking-com>

 

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Pro-Syrian Malware Increasing in Number, Complexity

Malware deployed against activists in Syria is increasing as the groups deploying these remote access tools become more sophisticated and utilize more complex tactics.

<http://threatpost.com/pro-syrian-malware-increasing-in-number-complexity/107814>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Six Months of the New gTLD Uniform Rapid Suspension System: What Brand Owners Need to Know

The Internet Committe's Domain Disputes Subcommittee provides a summary of the current state of the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)—an abbreviated dispute-resolution procedure for clear cases of cybersquatting, created in conjunction with the new gTLD program—which has been in operation for just over six months.

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

 

Reverse domain name hijacking ruling over SaintLazarusUSA.com

Every once in a while I read a UDRP involving organizations in a world I simply didn’t know existed.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/reverse-domain-name-hijacking-ruling-over-saintlazarususa-com/>

 

U.S. Court Grants Order to Wipe Pirate Sites from the Internet

A U.S. federal court in Oregon has granted a broad injunction against several streaming sites that offer pirated content. Among other things, the copyright holder may order hosting companies to shut down the sites' servers, ask registrars to take away domain names, and have all search results removed from Google and other search engines.

<http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-court-wants-search-engines-remove-pirate-sites-140818/>

 

Porsche loses Porsche.social URS to planned fan site

PorscheCar company Porsche has lost a Uniform Rapid Suspension cybersquatting case it brought against the San Jose, California owner of Porsche.social.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/18/porsche-loses-porsche-social-urs-to-planned-fan-site/>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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IPv6: An answer to network vulnerabilities?

On Aug. 15, 2012, in one of the most devastating cyberattacks ever recorded, politically motivated hackers wiped the memory of more than 30,000 computers operated by the Saudi Aramco oil company in an attempt to stop the flow of oil and gas to local and international markets.

<http://fcw.com/articles/2014/08/19/ipv6-answer-to-network-vulnerabilities.aspx>

 

How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses? [IDG]

The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552878/how_can_internet_too_many_routes_enough_addresses_/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/552878/how_can_internet_too_many_routes_enough_addresses_/>

 

Forum Raises Concerns Over Nigeria's IPv6 Migration

THERE are palpable fears about the commitment of Nigeria and other African countries planned migration from Internet Protocol Version 4 to Internet Protocol Version 6, which is the latest IP address system, which is expected to redefine web technologies.

<http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/compulife/55-compulife/175656-forum-raises-concerns-over-nigeria-s-ipv6-migration>

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201408201007.html>

 

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What’s in a name? Domain names dominate when it comes to brand recognition

What’s in a name? For some, it’s everything. Donald Trump, author and television personality, is perhaps best known for his real estate business, The Trump Organization. Considered by many a publicity hound and not known for shying away from the limelight, Trump plasters his name across all of his businesses and many of his real estate holdings: Trump Towers, Trump Plaza, etc.

<http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2014/08/18/whats-in-a-name-domain-names-dominate-when-it-come>

 

The state of the domain name industry

I’ve been collecting my thoughts on the domain name business over the past month, and it’s time to put them down in writing. Here’s what I think about the state of the domain name industry in August, 2014.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/the-state-of-the-domain-name-industry/>

 

United Internet Acquires Stake in Venture Capital Firm Rocket Internet

German hosting company United Internet is acquiring a 10.7 percent stake in Rocket Internet, a venture capital firm based in Berlin, for $582 million in cash and assets, according to reports on Friday.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/united-internet-acquires-stake-venture-capital-firm-rocket-internet>

 

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Chat Domains Chalk Up Big Bucks With a Pair of ccTLDs Delivering Over $220,000 at Sedo

"Chat" has always been a popular keyword on the Internet and in domain names. Just how popular was underscored this week when Sedo made two huge ccTLD sales - Chat.fr (French country code) at $133,999 and Chat.de (German country code) at $87,100. In addition to filling the top two spots on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, those domains took up lofty positions on our Year to Date County Code Top 100 Sales Chart (the 2nd chart on the page this link leads to). Chat.fr is the 9th largest ccTLD sale reported so far this year and Chat.de ranks 12th.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140820.htm>

 

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More than half of Australians play at work: Microsoft

Australian workers still appreciate their playtime in an always-connected world, according to a study released today by Microsoft.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552810/more_than_half_australians_play_work_microsoft/>

 

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES

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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience.

<http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisation>

 

au: Tablets fall out of favour in NSW classrooms

Once hailed as the poster child of digital interactive learning, tablets are falling increasingly out of favour in NSW schools after being found to be less practical than laptops.

<http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/tablets-fall-out-of-favour-in-nsw-classrooms-20140820-103nsl.html>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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Google Asked to Remove 1 Million Pirate Links Per Day

For the first time ever Google is now processing an average of one million removal requests per day. The new record follows an upward trend with copyright holders reporting more and more allegedly infringing search results in an effort to deter piracy.

<http://torrentfreak.com/google-asked-to-remove-1-million-pirate-links-per-day-140820/>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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Sapphire, gold and tantalum … What will your iPhone 6 be made from?

If rumours are right, the newest iPhone may boast a ultra-hard-wearing sapphire screen. If so, it'll join the bewildering array of precious materials contained in the modern smartphone

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/18/sapphire-gold-tantalum-what-iphone-6-made-from>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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au: Google snippets ruling welcome

In a decision that will be welcomed by online intermediaries, the NSW Supreme Court has permanently stayed a “defamation by search engine” claim against Google by former hair regrowth entrepreneur Roland Bleyer. ... The most significant was a finding that Google could not be treated as a publisher of automatically generated search results about which it had no notice. The potential liability of search engines for automatically generated search results has been a live question for some time.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/google-snippets-ruling-welcome/story-e6frg97x-1227024812281>

 

 

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David Goldstein

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

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How to Save the Net: Keep It Open by VINTON G. CERF</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/08/save-the-net-vinton-cerf/"><span>http://www.wired.com/2014/08/save-the-net-vinton-cerf/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clarifying ICANN's Role - Online Pharmacies by Maguy Serad</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/clarifying-icann-s-role-online-pharmacies"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/clarifying-icann-s-role-online-pharmacies</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Initiative for Action by Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-initiative-for-action"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-initiative-for-action</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Governments to get more power at ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann"><span>http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian domain administrator to present UDRP decisions overview</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.managingip.com/Article/3371817/Australian-domain-administrator-to-present-UDRP-decisions-overview.html"><span>http://www.managingip.com/Article/3371817/Australian-domain-administrator-to-present-UDRP-decisions-overview.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Third Sector Expo 2015 early bird rates now available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/third_sector_expo_2015_early_bird_rates_now_available/088591/"><span>http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/third_sector_expo_2015_early_bird_rates_now_available/088591/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shorter .nz domain names to go up for grabs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3da19f40-3deb-4b54-b0fd-bd2071f774c9"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3da19f40-3deb-4b54-b0fd-bd2071f774c9</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update on the Status of Already-Launched gTLDs: Is Anyone Out There?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/31435"><span>http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/31435</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Six Months of the New gTLD Uniform Rapid Suspension System: What Brand Owners Need to Know<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/SixMonthsoftheNewgTLDUniformRapidSuspensionSystemWhatBrandOwnersNeedtoKnow.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/SixMonthsoftheNewgTLDUniformRapidSuspensionSystemWhatBrandOwnersNeedtoKnow.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How to Save the Net: Keep It Open by VINTON G. CERF</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For all of its history, the Internet has enjoyed the fruits of an openness principle: the idea that anyone can reach any site online and that information and data should be freely exchangeable. Applications such as YouTube and Skype have been introduced without the need to seek permission of any Internet service provider or government. Nearly 3 billion users enjoy myriad mobile apps and other Internet-based services thanks to the open standards, common interfaces, and rich connectivity that permissionless innovation has delivered.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/08/save-the-net-vinton-cerf/"><span>http://www.wired.com/2014/08/save-the-net-vinton-cerf/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Support for internet governance consensus-building at the Latin American IGF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The seventh Internet Governance Forum of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC IGF), held in San Salvador July 16-18, 2014, provided a useful opportunity for expanding reflections and contributions to internet governance in the region. On this occasion the forum was attended by 120 people, and 2980 people followed the discussions remotely in 38 countries, in Spanish, English and Portuguese.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.apc.org/en/node/19649"><span>http://www.apc.org/en/node/19649</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sailing Backwards: WSIS 10+ Avoids Entering Unchartered Territory by Wolfgang Kleinw&auml;chter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Early August 2014 the UN General Assembly agreed on the procedures how to review the results of the UN WSIS from 2005. According to the draft resolution, the WSIS 10+ event will be a high level intergovernmental meeting in New York in December 2015. This meeting will adopt an "intergovernmental agreed outcome document"... The outcome document will be negotiated by governments in an "intergovernmental negotiation process". Non-governmental stakeholders from the private sector, civil society and technical community will be invited for "informal interactive consultation" in a parallel process. Wait a minute? What are "informal interactive consultations" in a parallel process?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140818_sailing_backwards_wsis_10_avoids_entering_unchartered_territory/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140818_sailing_backwards_wsis_10_avoids_entering_unchartered_territory/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why we&rsquo;re boycotting the Internet Governance Forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Renowned Turkish internet rights advocates are boycotting the internet governance conference which this year takes place in Istanbul<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/08/boycotting-internet-governance-forum/"><span>http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/08/boycotting-internet-governance-forum/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clarifying ICANN's Role - Online Pharmacies by Maguy Serad</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The spotlight on online pharmacies and their regulation is intensifying.Over the past few weeks, ICANN staff has spent considerable time talking with a U.S. journalist who is researching an extensive story on this subject.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/clarifying-icann-s-role-online-pharmacies"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/clarifying-icann-s-role-online-pharmacies</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Initiative for Action by Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Back in May, I wrote a blog titled "Turning Talk into Action after NETmundial." In it, I promised to work tirelessly on coalescing governments, private sector and civil society to operationalize the NETmundial roadmap. I did not make this promise lightly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-initiative-for-action"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-initiative-for-action</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Accountability &amp; Governance Public Experts Group Members Announced<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As described in the 14 August 2014 posting of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps, four respected individuals with backgrounds in academia, governmental relations, global insight, and the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC), will form the Accountability &amp; Governance Public Experts Group.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-19-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .SOHU, .IMMO, .SAARLAND, .CLUB<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): Four (4) Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the introduction of two-character domain names for the below TLDs. In total, the requests concern 4 New gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-19-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Webinar: ICANN Participation in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You are invited to participate in an informal webinar about ICANN's participation in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on Friday, 22 August at 16:00 UTC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Statton Hammock, Vice-President, Business &amp; Legal Affairs | United TLD Holdco Ltd. t/a Rightside Registry, to Cherine Chalaby</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Status of Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hammock-to-chalaby-2014-08-12-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hammock-to-chalaby-2014-08-12-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Governments to get more power at ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Under a proposal launched late Friday, ICANN plans to make it harder for the board to reject the often-controversial advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann"><span>http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Controversy over proposed ICANN voting hits Internet governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In its struggle to find a better balance between the demands of industry and governments, the body that essentially controls the Internet&rsquo;s naming and number system has proposed making it harder to ignore recommendations from its international Government Advisory Committee.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itworldcanada.com/post/controversy-over-proposed-icann-voting"><span>http://www.itworldcanada.com/post/controversy-over-proposed-icann-voting</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian domain administrator to present UDRP decisions overview</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The auDA, the administrator of the .au domain space, will present its overview of auDRP decisions next week<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.managingip.com/Article/3371817/Australian-domain-administrator-to-present-UDRP-decisions-overview.html"><span>http://www.managingip.com/Article/3371817/Australian-domain-administrator-to-present-UDRP-decisions-overview.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Third Sector Expo 2015 early bird rates now available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Thanks to the support of Platinum Sponsor auDA, we are able to provide you with the most affordable event of this kind in the sector.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/third_sector_expo_2015_early_bird_rates_now_available/088591/"><span>http://thirdsectormagazine.com.au/news/third_sector_expo_2015_early_bird_rates_now_available/088591/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">National Internet Exchange of India eyes 2.5-million dot In domain names by 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) that manages IN Registry, a nodal body mandated with the registration and operation of dot In domain names, expects to register 2.5 million dot In domain names by 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/national-internet-exchange-of-india-eyes-2-5-million-dot-in-domain-names-by-2015/articleshow/40404760.cms"><span>http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/national-internet-exchange-of-india-eyes-2-5-million-dot-in-domain-names-by-2015/articleshow/40404760.cms</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After slamming the ccNSO, India joins it<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">India has become the newest member of ICANN&rsquo;s country-code Supporting Organization, the ccNSO, just one month after the local registry slammed the group for not representing its interests.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17201-after-slamming-the-ccnso-india-joins-it"><span>http://domainincite.com/17201-after-slamming-the-ccnso-india-joins-it</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lack of .ng uptake to fuel cybercrime &ndash; expert<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The failure of Nigeria&rsquo;s major companies to purchase .ng domain names may lead to increased activity by cybercriminals exploiting the unclaimed location-based domains, according to expert Chris Chibuike.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.humanipo.com/news/46602/lack-of-ng-uptake-to-fuel-cybercrime-expert/"><span>http://www.humanipo.com/news/46602/lack-of-ng-uptake-to-fuel-cybercrime-expert/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shorter .nz domain names to go up for grabs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you already own a .co.nz, .net.nz or other .nz domain name, you may be eligible to register the shorter version of your domain name ahead of everyone else.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3da19f40-3deb-4b54-b0fd-bd2071f774c9"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3da19f40-3deb-4b54-b0fd-bd2071f774c9</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">om: TRA now allows individuals to register Omani domain names</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier restricted to institutions only, the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) has finally made way for individuals to register a website or a domain name in their name under the ccTLD .om and .oman in Arabic.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/TRA-now-allows-individuals-to-register-Omani-domain-names-3dzr"><span>http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/TRA-now-allows-individuals-to-register-Omani-domain-names-3dzr</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update on the Status of Already-Launched gTLDs: Is Anyone Out There?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Because of the explosive growth of the TLD and secondary level domain system managed by ICANN and the potential impacts it may have on trademark holders and advertising, we have asked our general counsel&rsquo;s office at Reed Smith LLP to provide us periodic updates on the status of developments in this area. ANA continues to strongly believe that ICANN&rsquo;s activities are extremely important and deserve the focus of the ad community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/31435"><span>http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/31435</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Panel slaps ICANN in .africa case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A panel of arbitrators had some stern words for ICANN as it handed controversial .africa gTLD applicant DotConnectAfrica another win in its Independent Review Process case.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17194-panel-slaps-icann-in-africa-case"><span>http://domainincite.com/17194-panel-slaps-icann-in-africa-case</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New domain names spark wave of online threats<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When asked how they expect the launch of thousands of new web address endings, such as .london, .shop and .sport, to change the internet in the next five years, 40% of consumers believe it will make it a more dangerous place &ndash; over double the amount who feel that it will be safer (17%). These concerns were mirrored by businesses, with 92% of companies surveyed recognising risks with the introduction new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/08/18/new-domain-names-spark-wave-online-threats"><span>http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/08/18/new-domain-names-spark-wave-online-threats</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The countdown to .cymru and .wales begins following delegation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has now delegated both .cymru and .wales meaning that they are not yet available for registration but are now on the internet&rsquo;s official database. From 1st September, businesses that have already registered their trademarks with ICANN&rsquo;s Trademark Clearing House can begin the process of registering their new Welsh domains. The second registration phase, which gives Welsh businesses priority, starts in November with availability to the general public beginning on St David&rsquo;s Day, March 1st 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/countdown-cymru-and-wales-begins-following-delegation"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/countdown-cymru-and-wales-begins-following-delegation</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain suffix '.taipei' set to launch this November<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Taipei signed a registry agreement with ICANN Wednesday with the TLD suffix &ldquo;.taipei&rdquo; set to open for registration in November, according to Taipei's Department of Information Technology (DIT).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan-business/2014/08/21/415394/Domain-suffix.htm"><span>http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan-business/2014/08/21/415394/Domain-suffix.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201408200024.aspx"><span>http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201408200024.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registry launches &ldquo;Chinese Domain Ambassador Program&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Here&rsquo;s another example of a registry reaching out directly to its registrants to help promote their new TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/registry-launches-chinese-domain-ambassador-program/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/registry-launches-chinese-domain-ambassador-program/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Best Benefit Ever: TLDs for Realtors<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Members of the National Association of Realtors will soon be able to host websites using the domain .realtor&mdash;and the first members who sign up will get to do it for free.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://associationsnow.com/2014/08/best-benefit-ever-top-level-domains-realtors/"><span>http://associationsnow.com/2014/08/best-benefit-ever-top-level-domains-realtors/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Are industry-specific resellers the future of domain name registration?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Many of the new TLDs coming to market are targeted to particular industries: .photography for photographers, .plumbing for plumbers, .solar for the solar industry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/industry-domain-name-resellers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/industry-domain-name-resellers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registrant of 4,000+ .email domain names faces mounting legal problems<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You&rsquo;ve probably never heard of Yoyo.email before, but it is one of the biggest individual registrants of new TLDs in a single TLD. The company registered over 4,000 .email domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/yoyo-email-urs/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/yoyo-email-urs/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.London Gets Over 600 Trademark New gTLD Registrations Here Are The Most Interesting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.London just updated its Zone file today and is reporting over 600 new gTLD registrations which all seem to be domain names registered in Sunrise for trademark holders.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/19/london-gets-over-600-trademark-new-gtld-registrations-here-are-the-most-interesting/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/19/london-gets-over-600-trademark-new-gtld-registrations-here-are-the-most-interesting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD registries increasingly attacking .com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is .com &ldquo;silly&rdquo; and &ldquo;meaningless&rdquo;? That&rsquo;s what some new gTLD registries would have you believe. In separate blog posts over the last week, Donuts and ARI Registry Services have gone on the offensive, dismissing .com as an irrelevant relic of a bygone age.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17189-new-gtld-registries-increasingly-attacking-com"><span>http://domainincite.com/17189-new-gtld-registries-increasingly-attacking-com</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pro-Syrian Malware Increasing in Number, Complexity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Malware deployed against activists in Syria is increasing as the groups deploying these remote access tools become more sophisticated and utilize more complex tactics.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/pro-syrian-malware-increasing-in-number-complexity/107814"><span>http://threatpost.com/pro-syrian-malware-increasing-in-number-complexity/107814</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Six Months of the New gTLD Uniform Rapid Suspension System: What Brand Owners Need to Know<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Committe's Domain Disputes Subcommittee provides a summary of the current state of the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)&mdash;an abbreviated dispute-resolution procedure for clear cases of cybersquatting, created in conjunction with the new gTLD program&mdash;which has been in operation for just over six months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/SixMonthsoftheNewgTLDUniformRapidSuspensionSystemWhatBrandOwnersNeedtoKnow.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/SixMonthsoftheNewgTLDUniformRapidSuspensionSystemWhatBrandOwnersNeedtoKnow.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Reverse domain name hijacking ruling over SaintLazarusUSA.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Every once in a while I read a UDRP involving organizations in a world I simply didn&rsquo;t know existed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/reverse-domain-name-hijacking-ruling-over-saintlazarususa-com/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/reverse-domain-name-hijacking-ruling-over-saintlazarususa-com/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">U.S. Court Grants Order to Wipe Pirate Sites from the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A U.S. federal court in Oregon has granted a broad injunction against several streaming sites that offer pirated content. Among other things, the copyright holder may order hosting companies to shut down the sites' servers, ask registrars to take away domain names, and have all search results removed from Google and other search engines.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-court-wants-search-engines-remove-pirate-sites-140818/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-court-wants-search-engines-remove-pirate-sites-140818/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Porsche loses Porsche.social URS to planned fan site<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PorscheCar company Porsche has lost a Uniform Rapid Suspension cybersquatting case it brought against the San Jose, California owner of Porsche.social.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/18/porsche-loses-porsche-social-urs-to-planned-fan-site/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/18/porsche-loses-porsche-social-urs-to-planned-fan-site/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv6: An answer to network vulnerabilities?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Aug. 15, 2012, in one of the most devastating cyberattacks ever recorded, politically motivated hackers wiped the memory of more than 30,000 computers operated by the Saudi Aramco oil company in an attempt to stop the flow of oil and gas to local and international markets.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://fcw.com/articles/2014/08/19/ipv6-answer-to-network-vulnerabilities.aspx"><span>http://fcw.com/articles/2014/08/19/ipv6-answer-to-network-vulnerabilities.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses? [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552878/how_can_internet_too_many_routes_enough_addresses_/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552878/how_can_internet_too_many_routes_enough_addresses_/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/552878/how_can_internet_too_many_routes_enough_addresses_/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/552878/how_can_internet_too_many_routes_enough_addresses_/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Forum Raises Concerns Over Nigeria's IPv6 Migration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">THERE are palpable fears about the commitment of Nigeria and other African countries planned migration from Internet Protocol Version 4 to Internet Protocol Version 6, which is the latest IP address system, which is expected to redefine web technologies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/compulife/55-compulife/175656-forum-raises-concerns-over-nigeria-s-ipv6-migration"><span>http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/compulife/55-compulife/175656-forum-raises-concerns-over-nigeria-s-ipv6-migration</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201408201007.html"><span>http://allafrica.com/stories/201408201007.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What&rsquo;s in a name? Domain names dominate when it comes to brand recognition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What&rsquo;s in a name? For some, it&rsquo;s everything. Donald Trump, author and television personality, is perhaps best known for his real estate business, The Trump Organization. Considered by many a publicity hound and not known for shying away from the limelight, Trump plasters his name across all of his businesses and many of his real estate holdings: Trump Towers, Trump Plaza, etc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2014/08/18/whats-in-a-name-domain-names-dominate-when-it-come"><span>http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2014/08/18/whats-in-a-name-domain-names-dominate-when-it-come</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The state of the domain name industry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I&rsquo;ve been collecting my thoughts on the domain name business over the past month, and it&rsquo;s time to put them down in writing. Here&rsquo;s what I think about the state of the domain name industry in August, 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/the-state-of-the-domain-name-industry/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/the-state-of-the-domain-name-industry/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">United Internet Acquires Stake in Venture Capital Firm Rocket Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">German hosting company United Internet is acquiring a 10.7 percent stake in Rocket Internet, a venture capital firm based in Berlin, for $582 million in cash and assets, according to reports on Friday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/united-internet-acquires-stake-venture-capital-firm-rocket-internet"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/united-internet-acquires-stake-venture-capital-firm-rocket-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chat Domains Chalk Up Big Bucks With a Pair of ccTLDs Delivering Over $220,000 at Sedo<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">"Chat" has always been a popular keyword on the Internet and in domain names. Just how popular was underscored this week when Sedo made two huge ccTLD sales - Chat.fr (French country code) at $133,999 and Chat.de (German country code) at $87,100. In addition to filling the top two spots on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, those domains took up lofty positions on our Year to Date County Code Top 100 Sales Chart (the 2nd chart on the page this link leads to). Chat.fr is the 9th largest ccTLD sale reported so far this year and Chat.de ranks 12th.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140820.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140820.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More than half of Australians play at work: Microsoft<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian workers still appreciate their playtime in an always-connected world, according to a study released today by Microsoft.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552810/more_than_half_australians_play_work_microsoft/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552810/more_than_half_australians_play_work_microsoft/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NEW TECHNOLOGIES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisation"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisation</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Tablets fall out of favour in NSW classrooms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Once hailed as the poster child of digital interactive learning, tablets are falling increasingly out of favour in NSW schools after being found to be less practical than laptops.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/tablets-fall-out-of-favour-in-nsw-classrooms-20140820-103nsl.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/tablets-fall-out-of-favour-in-nsw-classrooms-20140820-103nsl.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Asked to Remove 1 Million Pirate Links Per Day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the first time ever Google is now processing an average of one million removal requests per day. The new record follows an upward trend with copyright holders reporting more and more allegedly infringing search results in an effort to deter piracy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/google-asked-to-remove-1-million-pirate-links-per-day-140820/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/google-asked-to-remove-1-million-pirate-links-per-day-140820/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MOBILE/WIRELESS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sapphire, gold and tantalum &hellip; What will your iPhone 6 be made from?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If rumours are right, the newest iPhone may boast a ultra-hard-wearing sapphire screen. If so, it'll join the bewildering array of precious materials contained in the modern smartphone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/18/sapphire-gold-tantalum-what-iphone-6-made-from"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/18/sapphire-gold-tantalum-what-iphone-6-made-from</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Google snippets ruling welcome<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a decision that will be welcomed by online intermediaries, the NSW Supreme Court has permanently stayed a &ldquo;defamation by search engine&rdquo; claim against Google by former hair regrowth entrepreneur Roland Bleyer. ... The most significant was a finding that Google could not be treated as a publisher of automatically generated search results about which it had no notice. The potential liability of search engines for automatically generated search results has been a live question for some time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/google-snippets-ruling-welcome/story-e6frg97x-1227024812281"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/google-snippets-ruling-welcome/story-e6frg97x-1227024812281</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 18 Aug 07:29 2014

auDA Domain News - 18 August

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Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en>

 

Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en>

 

ICANN offers fix for domain name collisions

<http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/>

 

Blocked Strings Now Free to Launch

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/08/11/blocked-strings-now-free-to-launch/>

 

au: Real estate turf wars continue as REIA hits out at REA Group’s “aggressive” bid to trademark ‘property.com.au’

<http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/43294-real-estate-turf-wars-continue-as-reia-hits-out-at-rea-group-s-aggressive-bid-to-trademark-property-com-au.html>

 

Sky News interviews DLA Piper’s group head of IPT Australia about brand squatting

<http://www.thelawyer.com/firms-and-the-bar/sky-news-interviews-dla-pipers-group-head-of-ipt-australia-about-brand-squatting/3024572.article>

 

Route to the Internet’s future by Geoff Huston

<http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/15/route-to-the-internets-future/>

 

The internet is broken. You can blame sharks. And Netflix

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/15/internet-broken-sharks-netflix-cables>

 

Internet infrastructure 'needs updating or more blackouts will happen'

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen>

 

 

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Geneva Internet Conference - Internet Governance at a Crossroads

The Geneva Internet Conference will address critical issues, gaps, and future developments in Internet governance (IG) and digital politics. The conference will build on the main developments and events in 2014, including the announcement of the US government on the transition of the IANA oversight, the NETmundial conference and the future development of the UN Internet Governance Forum.

<http://gip.diplomacy.edu/events/geneva-internet-conference-internet-governance-crossroads>

 

Return of the WCIT by Anthony Rutkowski

The title looks like a horror show advertisement; or, maybe a recurrent plague. It is actually a combination of both, and last inflicted itself on the world two years ago in Dubai. It could be visiting us again in the years to come... The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) and formerly known as Administrative Conferences have been around for the past 150 years. There have been 31 of them held under the aegis of a U.N. agency known as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and its precursors.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140815_return_of_the_wcit/>

 

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Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps

ICANN today published Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps, a document that describes the process to examine how, from an organizational perspective, ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened to address the absence of its historical relationship with the US Government including looking at strengthening existing accountability mechanisms.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en>

 

Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice

Brief Overview: ICANN is posting for public comment proposed Bylaws revisions that would incorporate a higher voting threshold for the Board to determine not to follow the advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee. Currently, the Bylaws require a simple majority of the Board (50% + 1) to vote to not follow a piece of advice from the GAC. The proposed amendments to the Bylaws would require 2/3 of the voting members of the Board to vote to act inconsistently with a piece of GAC advice.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en>

 

ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selections

The ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) has completed its selections for six leadership positions within ICANN, listed below for each ICANN body, in alphabetical order by family name:

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-15-en>

 

Bulk Transfer of Names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd.

ICANN has authorized the bulk transfer of gTLD domain names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd. due to the non-renewal of IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd's Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-14-en>

 

Heather Dryden, Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee | ICANN, to Dr. Steve Crocker

Requests for release of two-­‐character labels as second level domains in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/dryden-to-crocker-2014-08-08-en>

 

Presentación de Fadi Chehadé para Cumbre Regulatel-Berec (Buenos-Aires) [in English]

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM_3QElfRTE>

 

Call for ICANN to Educate and Not Mislead GAC by Sophia Bekele

I read with interest the recent blog written by Theresa Swinehart a Sr. Advisor to the President on Strategy. She wrote: "The most critical element of this [ICANN Transition] process is trust and alignment. To ensure success on this accountability track, we must as a community work closely together to make sure that the final process is meaningful. There is plenty of work to be done in an ambitious period of time."

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_call_for_icann_to_educate_and_not_mislead_gac/>

 

History of the IANA function

“If you want to transition the Internet root, it helps if you first understand what the Internet root is and how it evolved into the way it is managed today.” This could be ICANN’s Stability and Security Advisory Committee’s message to the ICANN leadership as it delivers a 42-page “overview and history of the IANA function”.

<http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/history-of-the-iana-function/>

 

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ch/li: SWITCH Junior Web Award: The new generation of web designers

The website competition for schools, now in its ninth year, kicks off today. SWITCH wants school students from all over Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein to design their own website together with their teacher. The success story of the Junior Web Award began in 2007, when the SWITCH foundation launched the competition to mark its 20th anniversary. As the pioneer of the Swiss Internet, the foundation wants to promote the latest generation's World Wide Web know-how.

<http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/juniorwebaward2015.html>

 

Reported mass exodus from .com explained

Did Verisign suffer from a massive 2,600% increase in the number of deleted .com domain names this April?

<http://domainincite.com/17168-reported-mass-exodus-from-com-explained>

 

HKIRC Survey Reveals “Key Factors Impacting Purchasing Decisions on e-Shopping Websites in Hong Kong” at 2014 Digital Marketplace Seminar

Research by the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) announced today revealed a change in shoppers’ behaviour, with more people now looking for information online before making purchase at stores and vice versa. The results were announced at the “2014 Digital Marketplace – Would O2O open doors for local business?” seminar. Mr. Daniel Lai, BBS, JP, Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR Government, was the officiating guest at this annual event.

<https://www.hkirc.hk/content.jsp?id=43#!/64&in=/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=489>

 

The .ID is here and it is not cheap

Today is independence day in Indonesia, and on this day the shorter .id extension is now available. The extension is not cheap and comes with some restrictions.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/17/the-id-is-here-and-it-is-not-cheap/>

 

ru: Website owners will receive shutdown warning

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) and the Coordination Center (CC) for TLD RU/РФ have signed a cooperation agreement to help prevent and control violations, and to increase Internet security and data protection.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5934>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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ICANN offers fix for domain name collisions

The flood of new TLDs, such as .club, .luxury, and .pic, confuse some web browsers when they conflict with old domain names. ICANN has created a way to detect these problems inside your network.

<http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/>

 

Blocked Strings Now Free to Launch

New gTLD registries previously on hold because of potential name collision problems are free to go live now that the New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) has approved a framework to guide them.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/08/11/blocked-strings-now-free-to-launch/>

 

Study reveals new gTLD usage patterns, but treat figures with caution

New research from Verisign has revealed that only 3% of the second-level domains registered in new gTLDs contain business websites, with pay-per-click (PPC) usage dwarfing that level. However, there are some caveats to consider.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=0d69fccf-0968-44aa-a75c-4408af7168c2>

 

Firms are very worried about new gTLDs

Almost nine in ten businesses are concerned about the effect new gTLDs will have on their trademarks and intellectual property, according to brand managers NetNames.

<http://www.cbronline.com/news/tech/software/e-commerce/firms-are-very-worried-about-news-generic-top-level-domains-4344280>

 

Brands Concerned by Risks Associated With New Domains

As gTLDs become more widespread, brands have admitted to feeling concerned about their rollout over the next five years. Research released from brand protection firm Netnames as part of its Internet 2020 report has shown that 92% of the companies surveyed recognise there is a certain level of risk involved with gTLDs.

<http://performancein.com/news/2014/08/14/brands-concerned-risks-associated-new-domains/>

 

The .nyc Landrush Auctions: Adding Injury To Insult by Tom Lowenhaupt

New York City is in the midst of a two part Landrush for its .nyc domain names. First is a 60 day application period (August 4 – October 3) during which anyone with nexus — basically city residents — can purchase an available .nyc domain name. Most any name is available. It doesn't even matter if a name has a NYS Trademark or d/b/a registration, those names too are fair game. The exceptions are a group set aside for technical reasons, 482 names taken by holders of international trademarks, and a few thousand names reserved by the city administration.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_the_nyc_landrush_auctions_adding_injury_to_insult/>

 

Welsh political leaders join forces in pledge to join .wales .cymru domain revolution

All four political parties across Wales have pledged to adopt Welsh internet domain brands when they become available later in the year, it can be revealed.

<http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-political-leaders-join-forces-7610060>

<http://www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/Welsh-leaders-join-forces-join-wales-cymru-domain/story-22738355-detail/story.html>

 

Dot Bharat domain to be unveiled on August 21

Web addresses are set to get multilingual in India. Soon you will be able to type in addresses in a web browser in the Devnagri script - with "dot bharat" standing in for the currently common "dot in" domain to begin with. The roll-out of the same begins on August 21.

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Dot-Bharat-domain-to-be-unveiled-on-August-21/articleshow/40329587.cms>

 

Infosys withdraws dot-brand bids

Indian consulting giant Infosys has dropped its bids for two dot-brand new gTLDs.

<http://domainincite.com/17171-infosys-withdraws-dot-brand-bids>

 

GoDaddy Now Offering .SHIKSHA Domain Name

GoDaddy ... announced the availability of gTLD .SHIKSHA for registration.

<http://www.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-now-offering-shiksha-domain-name.aspx>

 

Donuts wins .ltd gTLD contest

Donuts has emerged the victor of the contention set for .ltd, beating six other applicants for the new gTLD.

<http://domainincite.com/17169-donuts-wins-ltd-gtld-contest>

 

Medical domain names all under 2,000 registrations after first day

As I previewed earlier this week, the only four domain names entering true general availability this week were medical-themed domains from Donuts.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/14/medical-domain-names-all-under-2000-registrations-after-first-day/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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The Impact of Poor Internet Hygiene

Poor Internet hygiene, not increased cybercrime, is what's really to blame for increased botnet traffic and malware infections, say cybersecurity experts Tom Kellermann and Rod Rasmussen.

<http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/impact-poor-internet-hygiene-a-7070>

 

Popcorn Time Hit By Massive DDoS Attack

A major fork of the popular Popcorn Time project is currently being subjected to a massive DDoS attack. The whole project has been hit, from the site hosting its source through to its CDN, API and DNS servers. The team tells TorrentFreak that the attack amounts to 10Gbps across their entire network.

<http://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-hit-by-massive-ddos-attack-140814/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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au: Real estate turf wars continue as REIA hits out at REA Group’s “aggressive” bid to trademark ‘property.com.au’

There appears to be no end in sight for the war of words that has erupted in the Australian real estate industry over who has the right to trademark certain terms.

<http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/43294-real-estate-turf-wars-continue-as-reia-hits-out-at-rea-group-s-aggressive-bid-to-trademark-property-com-au.html>

 

Show Me the EMONEY

The disputed domain name in this week’s decision is emoney.com owned by a Mr. Will E. The complainant, Electronic Transaction Systems Corporation, claims to have used the EMONEY trademark for financial services since 1999. Unfortunately, its trademark registrations are in the name of someone else and weren’t filed until some years after respondent created its accused domain name.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/08/11/show-me-the-emoney/>

 

Sky News interviews DLA Piper’s group head of IPT Australia about brand squatting

Sky News Business Law TV host Carson Scott recently interviewed Melinda Upton, partner and group head of IPT Australia at DLA Piper. In the live interview, Upton discussed the issue of brand squatting and cybersquatting. Carson also interviewed Les Koltai, partner and head of the real-estate group in DLA Piper Australia about doing business down under from a foreign retailer perspective.

<http://www.thelawyer.com/firms-and-the-bar/sky-news-interviews-dla-pipers-group-head-of-ipt-australia-about-brand-squatting/3024572.article>

 

Lionsgate Targets Hosting Providers & Domain Registrars Over Expendables 3 Piracy

Movie studio Lionsgate is continuing its crackdown on sites and services connected to the leak of The Expendables 3. The additional sites now being targeted have not been approached directly - Lionsgate has chosen to go after their Internet service providers and domain name registrars instead.

<https://torrentfreak.com/lionsgate-targets-hosting-providers-domain-registrars-over-expendables-3-piracy-140815/>

 

4chan loses domain name dispute with Oversee.net

Popular bulletin board site 4chan has lost a case it filed to get the domain name 4chan.com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/15/4chan-loses-domain-name-dispute-with-oversee-net/>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Route to the Internet’s future by Geoff Huston

Yesterday APNIC Research Scientist George Michaelson commented on media coverage of the internet “running out of space“, quoting research by APNIC Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston. Today, Geoff continues the discussion.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/15/route-to-the-internets-future/>

 

Internet infrastructure 'needs updating or more blackouts will happen'

Experts have warned of more internet blackouts after a crash disabled eBay in northern Europe this week, as the decades old systems used to organise the world wide web creak under the sheer weight of new devices and websites.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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The internet is broken. You can blame sharks. And Netflix

Bad news: The internet ran out of space on Tuesday. Worse news: Sharks are eating what is left.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/15/internet-broken-sharks-netflix-cables>

 

As I.P.O. Nears, GoDaddy Tries to Show It’s More Than Just Domain Names

As GoDaddy moves toward an initial public offering, the company faces a vexing problem: So many potential investors still think of it only as that place with the notoriously risqué ads where they can buy domain names.

<http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/as-i-p-o-nears-godaddy-tries-to-show-its-more-than-just-domain-names/>

 

United Internet considers complete takeover of Versatel - CEO

German internet service provider United internet is mulling a complete takeover of cable group Versatel, in which it already owns a stake, Chief Executive Ralph Dommermuth said.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/uk-united-internet-versatel-idUKKBN0GE1CF20140814>

 

Certificate Authority Security Council backs SSL server rules taking effect Nov. 1

As a safety precaution to prevent SSL server certificates being exploited for network man-in-the-middle attacks on organizations, vendors that issue SSL server certificates will begin adhering to new issuance guidelines as of Nov. 1. These new rules, as described by members of the industry group Certificate Authority/Browser Forum, mean certificate authorities (CAs) will not issue certificates that contain “internal names” and expire after Nov. 1, 2015.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2465826/security0/certificate-authority-security-council-backs-ssl-server-rules-taking-effect-nov-1.html>

 

EasyDNS changes take-down policy after man dies

Canadian registrar EasyDNS has amended its take-down policy after a customer of one of its registrants died of an overdose.

<http://domainincite.com/17177-easydns-changes-take-down-policy-after-man-dies>

 

Sedo’s parent United Internet invests 435 million EUR in Rocket Internet

Montabaur, August 15, 2014. United Internet AG (“United Internet”) is investing – via its subsidiary United Internet Ventures AG – a total of EUR 435 million for a 10.7% stake in the incubator Rocket Internet AG, Berlin (“Rocket”). The investment will cement the long term strategic relationship between United Internet and Oliver Samwer, Rocket’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder.

<http://www.domainnamenews.com/ppc-industry/sedos-parent-united-internet-invests-435-million-eur-in-rocket-internet/24082>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Mastering the PPC Challenge: Break-Even CPC and More [#CZLSF]

At the "Mastering the PPC Challenge" session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, we covered one of the biggest challenges for PPC marketers: getting on top and staying there.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2360447/mastering-the-ppc-challenge-break-even-cpc-and-more-czlsf>

 

Is racing.com a half-million dollar mistake for Racing Victoria? by Adrian Kinderis

What’s a domain name? What business function do they serve? Can a domain name generate ROI? I imagine these were the questions the Board of Racing Victoria asked before signing off on the purchase of racing.com to support a Victorian racing industry joint initiative to establish a digital media and content platform similar to that of the AFL.

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/is-racing-com-a-half-million-dollar-mistake-for-racing-victoria/>

 

Adam Dicker's Domain College Starts a New Term - Michael Gilmour Announces a Special Webinar - 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards Voting to Begin Under New Rules

Several upcoming events to tell you about today. In 2011 DNForum.com owner and T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain Hall of Famer Adam Dicker launched a free "domain college" at DNFCollege.com where he has been sharing his extensive domain investing and ecommerce expertise with the approximately 3,000 registrants that have been accepted to date.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140815.htm>

 

A bunch of domain names sell for $1.5 million, sort of…

The domain names manufacturedhome.com, manufacturedhomes.com, manufacturedhouse.com, manufacturedhomes.net and modularhomes.com have been sold for over $1 million. Sort of. There’s a bit of a back story.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/14/1-5-domain-name-sale/>

 

Delivery Hero Joins The $1B Valuation Club As It Gobbles Rival Pizza.de

On the heels of Rocket Internet’s food delivery service FoodPanda taking another $60 million in funding, its German rival Delivery Hero is also stepping up its game in a consolidation play. The company today is announcing that it has acquired Pizza.de, another longstanding competitor also based in Germany.

<http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/14/delivery-hero-joins-the-1b-valuation-club-as-it-gobbles-rival-pizza-de/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases

The Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn’t winning. And unless social networks, media sites and governments come up with some innovative way of defeating online troublemakers, the digital world will never be free of the trolls’ collective sway.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/technology/web-trolls-winning-as-incivility-increases.html>

 

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Social media monitoring by employers predicted to rise

A third of young people would be happy for their employer to have access to their social media profiles in return for job security, according to a report that claims such personal data monitoring will become more commonplace.

<http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/18/social-media-monitoring-employers-rise-pwc>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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World's first 'smartphone' celebrates 20 years

Never judge a phone by its cover. This chunky, black box was in fact the world's first 'smartphone'.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28802053>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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What is Metadata, and Why Should I Care? by Geoff Huston

August 2014 is proving yet again to be an amusing month in the Australian political scene, and in this case the source of the amusement was watching a number of Australian politicians fumble around the topic of digital surveillance and proposed legislation relating to data retention measures. The politicians assured us that the proposed data retention measures were nothing untoward, and all that was being called for was the retention of “metadata” by Australian ISPs for a period of two years. We were being reassured that this was not an underhand introduction of a surveillance state, and at no stage was this a call for ISPS to retain a complete copy of the content of all traffic that they carry for their users. All that was being called for in these measures was to retain “metadata”.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-08/metadata.html>

 

Australia and Mexico Must Overhaul Data Retention Mandates

Today, Mexico’s newest data retention law entered into force. The Mexican telecom law compels telecom providers to retain, for two years, the details of who communicates with whom, for how long, and from where. It also allows the authorities access to these details without a court order, exposing geolocation information that reveals the physical whereabouts of Mexicans.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/australia-and-mexico-must-overhaul-data-retention-mandates>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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Certification Allows US Trade Negotiators to Rewrite TPP Copyright Rules

As the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) continue to trudge along, little new information has leaked because the negotiations are being conducted under conditions of strict secrecy.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/certification-allows-us-trade-negotiators-rewrite-tpps-copyright-rules>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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So the internet's winners are finally chipping in? About time...

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something," wrote Upton Sinclair, the great American muckraking journalist, "when his salary depends on his not understanding it." That was in 1935, so let us update it for our times: "It is impossible to get an executive of an internet company to understand anything if the value of his (or her) stock options depends on not understanding it." ... ... Even more interesting is the fact that the core infrastructure of the network runs on software that is all in the public domain. Almost every broadband modem, for example, runs on the Linux operating system, which is free software created by programmers for the love of it. The corporations who make the modems profit from them; but they never paid a cent for Linux.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/16/heartbleed-linux-foundation-openssl-corporate-responsibility-google-facebook-microsoft>

 

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Google wraps its trans-Pacific fiber cables in Kevlar to prevent against shark attacks

Google wraps its underwater fiber cables in Kevlar material, at least in part to protect against shark attacks, an official with the company said recently.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2464035/cloud-computing/google-wraps-its-trans-pacific-fiber-cables-in-kevlar-to-prevent-against-shark.html>

 

Google using super-strong material to protect underwater internet cables against shark attacks

Google is reinforcing its underwater internet cables to protect them against shark attacks.

<http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-using-superstrong-material-to-protect-underwater-internet-cables-against-shark-attacks-9671177.html>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN offers fix for domain name collisions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Blocked Strings Now Free to Launch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/08/11/blocked-strings-now-free-to-launch/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/08/11/blocked-strings-now-free-to-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Real estate turf wars continue as REIA hits out at REA Group&rsquo;s &ldquo;aggressive&rdquo; bid to trademark &lsquo;property.com.au&rsquo;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/43294-real-estate-turf-wars-continue-as-reia-hits-out-at-rea-group-s-aggressive-bid-to-trademark-property-com-au.html"><span>http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/43294-real-estate-turf-wars-continue-as-reia-hits-out-at-rea-group-s-aggressive-bid-to-trademark-property-com-au.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sky News interviews DLA Piper&rsquo;s group head of IPT Australia about brand squatting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thelawyer.com/firms-and-the-bar/sky-news-interviews-dla-pipers-group-head-of-ipt-australia-about-brand-squatting/3024572.article"><span>http://www.thelawyer.com/firms-and-the-bar/sky-news-interviews-dla-pipers-group-head-of-ipt-australia-about-brand-squatting/3024572.article</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Route to the Internet&rsquo;s future by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/15/route-to-the-internets-future/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/15/route-to-the-internets-future/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet is broken. You can blame sharks. And Netflix<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet infrastructure 'needs updating or more blackouts will happen'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Geneva Internet Conference - Internet Governance at a Crossroads<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Geneva Internet Conference will address critical issues, gaps, and future developments in Internet governance (IG) and digital politics. The conference will build on the main developments and events in 2014, including the announcement of the US government on the transition of the IANA oversight, the NETmundial conference and the future development of the UN Internet Governance Forum. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gip.diplomacy.edu/events/geneva-internet-conference-internet-governance-crossroads"><span>http://gip.diplomacy.edu/events/geneva-internet-conference-internet-governance-crossroads</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Return of the WCIT by Anthony Rutkowski<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The title looks like a horror show advertisement; or, maybe a recurrent plague. It is actually a combination of both, and last inflicted itself on the world two years ago in Dubai. It could be visiting us again in the years to come... The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) and formerly known as Administrative Conferences have been around for the past 150 years. There have been 31 of them held under the aegis of a U.N. agency known as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and its precursors.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140815_return_of_the_wcit/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140815_return_of_the_wcit/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today published Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps, a document that describes the process to examine how, from an organizational perspective, ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened to address the absence of its historical relationship with the US Government including looking at strengthening existing accountability mechanisms. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brief Overview: ICANN is posting for public comment proposed Bylaws revisions that would incorporate a higher voting threshold for the Board to determine not to follow the advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee. Currently, the Bylaws require a simple majority of the Board (50% + 1) to vote to not follow a piece of advice from the GAC. The proposed amendments to the Bylaws would require 2/3 of the voting members of the Board to vote to act inconsistently with a piece of GAC advice.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selections<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) has completed its selections for six leadership positions within ICANN, listed below for each ICANN body, in alphabetical order by family name:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-15-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-15-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bulk Transfer of Names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has authorized the bulk transfer of gTLD domain names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd. due to the non-renewal of IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd's Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-14-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Heather Dryden, Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee | ICANN, to Dr. Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Requests for release of two-&shy;&#8208;character labels as second level domains in New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/dryden-to-crocker-2014-08-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/dryden-to-crocker-2014-08-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Presentaci&oacute;n de Fadi Chehad&eacute; para Cumbre Regulatel-Berec (Buenos-Aires) [in English]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM_3QElfRTE"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM_3QElfRTE</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Call for ICANN to Educate and Not Mislead GAC by Sophia Bekele<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I read with interest the recent blog written by Theresa Swinehart a Sr. Advisor to the President on Strategy. She wrote: "The most critical element of this [ICANN Transition] process is trust and alignment. To ensure success on this accountability track, we must as a community work closely together to make sure that the final process is meaningful. There is plenty of work to be done in an ambitious period of time."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_call_for_icann_to_educate_and_not_mislead_gac/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_call_for_icann_to_educate_and_not_mislead_gac/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">History of the IANA function<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;If you want to transition the Internet root, it helps if you first understand what the Internet root is and how it evolved into the way it is managed today.&rdquo; This could be ICANN&rsquo;s Stability and Security Advisory Committee&rsquo;s message to the ICANN leadership as it delivers a 42-page &ldquo;overview and history of the IANA function&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/history-of-the-iana-function/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/history-of-the-iana-function/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ch/li: SWITCH Junior Web Award: The new generation of web designers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The website competition for schools, now in its ninth year, kicks off today. SWITCH wants school students from all over Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein to design their own website together with their teacher. The success story of the Junior Web Award began in 2007, when the SWITCH foundation launched the competition to mark its 20th anniversary. As the pioneer of the Swiss Internet, the foundation wants to promote the latest generation's World Wide Web know-how. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/juniorwebaward2015.html"><span>http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/juniorwebaward2015.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Reported mass exodus from .com explained<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Did Verisign suffer from a massive 2,600% increase in the number of deleted .com domain names this April?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17168-reported-mass-exodus-from-com-explained"><span>http://domainincite.com/17168-reported-mass-exodus-from-com-explained</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">HKIRC Survey Reveals &ldquo;Key Factors Impacting Purchasing Decisions on e-Shopping Websites in Hong Kong&rdquo; at 2014 Digital Marketplace Seminar<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Research by the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) announced today revealed a change in shoppers&rsquo; behaviour, with more people now looking for information online before making purchase at stores and vice versa. The results were announced at the &ldquo;2014 Digital Marketplace &ndash; Would O2O open doors for local business?&rdquo; seminar. Mr. Daniel Lai, BBS, JP, Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR Government, was the officiating guest at this annual event.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.hkirc.hk/content.jsp?id=43#!/64&amp;in=/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=489"><span>https://www.hkirc.hk/content.jsp?id=43#!/64&amp;in=/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=489</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .ID is here and it is not cheap<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today is independence day in Indonesia, and on this day the shorter .id extension is now available. The extension is not cheap and comes with some restrictions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/17/the-id-is-here-and-it-is-not-cheap/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/17/the-id-is-here-and-it-is-not-cheap/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ru: Website owners will receive shutdown warning<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) and the Coordination Center (CC) for TLD RU/</span><span lang="RU">&#1056;&#1060; have signed a cooperation agreement to help prevent and control violations, and to increase Internet security and data protection.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5934"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5934</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN offers fix for domain name collisions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The flood of new TLDs, such as .club, .luxury, and .pic, confuse some web browsers when they conflict with old domain names. ICANN has created a way to detect these problems inside your network.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Blocked Strings Now Free to Launch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD registries previously on hold because of potential name collision problems are free to go live now that the New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) has approved a framework to guide them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/08/11/blocked-strings-now-free-to-launch/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/08/11/blocked-strings-now-free-to-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Study reveals new gTLD usage patterns, but treat figures with caution<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New research from Verisign has revealed that only 3% of the second-level domains registered in new gTLDs contain business websites, with pay-per-click (PPC) usage dwarfing that level. However, there are some caveats to consider.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=0d69fccf-0968-44aa-a75c-4408af7168c2"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=0d69fccf-0968-44aa-a75c-4408af7168c2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Firms are very worried about new gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Almost nine in ten businesses are concerned about the effect new gTLDs will have on their trademarks and intellectual property, according to brand managers NetNames.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cbronline.com/news/tech/software/e-commerce/firms-are-very-worried-about-news-generic-top-level-domains-4344280"><span>http://www.cbronline.com/news/tech/software/e-commerce/firms-are-very-worried-about-news-generic-top-level-domains-4344280</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brands Concerned by Risks Associated With New Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As gTLDs become more widespread, brands have admitted to feeling concerned about their rollout over the next five years. Research released from brand protection firm Netnames as part of its Internet 2020 report has shown that 92% of the companies surveyed recognise there is a certain level of risk involved with gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://performancein.com/news/2014/08/14/brands-concerned-risks-associated-new-domains/"><span>http://performancein.com/news/2014/08/14/brands-concerned-risks-associated-new-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .nyc Landrush Auctions: Adding Injury To Insult by Tom Lowenhaupt<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New York City is in the midst of a two part Landrush for its .nyc domain names. First is a 60 day application period (August 4 &ndash; October 3) during which anyone with nexus &mdash; basically city residents &mdash; can purchase an available .nyc domain name. Most any name is available. It doesn't even matter if a name has a NYS Trademark or d/b/a registration, those names too are fair game. The exceptions are a group set aside for technical reasons, 482 names taken by holders of international trademarks, and a few thousand names reserved by the city administration. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_the_nyc_landrush_auctions_adding_injury_to_insult/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_the_nyc_landrush_auctions_adding_injury_to_insult/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Welsh political leaders join forces in pledge to join .wales .cymru domain revolution<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">All four political parties across Wales have pledged to adopt Welsh internet domain brands when they become available later in the year, it can be revealed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-political-leaders-join-forces-7610060"><span>http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-political-leaders-join-forces-7610060</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/Welsh-leaders-join-forces-join-wales-cymru-domain/story-22738355-detail/story.html"><span>http://www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/Welsh-leaders-join-forces-join-wales-cymru-domain/story-22738355-detail/story.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot Bharat domain to be unveiled on August 21<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web addresses are set to get multilingual in India. Soon you will be able to type in addresses in a web browser in the Devnagri script - with "dot bharat" standing in for the currently common "dot in" domain to begin with. The roll-out of the same begins on August 21. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Dot-Bharat-domain-to-be-unveiled-on-August-21/articleshow/40329587.cms"><span>http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Dot-Bharat-domain-to-be-unveiled-on-August-21/articleshow/40329587.cms</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Infosys withdraws dot-brand bids<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Indian consulting giant Infosys has dropped its bids for two dot-brand new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17171-infosys-withdraws-dot-brand-bids"><span>http://domainincite.com/17171-infosys-withdraws-dot-brand-bids</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy Now Offering .SHIKSHA Domain Name</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy</span><span> ...</span><span lang="EN"> announced the availability of gTLD .SHIKSHA for registration.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-now-offering-shiksha-domain-name.aspx"><span>http://www.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-now-offering-shiksha-domain-name.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts wins .ltd gTLD contest<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts has emerged the victor of the contention set for .ltd, beating six other applicants for the new gTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17169-donuts-wins-ltd-gtld-contest"><span>http://domainincite.com/17169-donuts-wins-ltd-gtld-contest</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Medical domain names all under 2,000 registrations after first day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As I previewed earlier this week, the only four domain names entering true general availability this week were medical-themed domains from Donuts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/14/medical-domain-names-all-under-2000-registrations-after-first-day/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/14/medical-domain-names-all-under-2000-registrations-after-first-day/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Impact of Poor Internet Hygiene<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Poor Internet hygiene, not increased cybercrime, is what's really to blame for increased botnet traffic and malware infections, say cybersecurity experts Tom Kellermann and Rod Rasmussen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/impact-poor-internet-hygiene-a-7070"><span>http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/impact-poor-internet-hygiene-a-7070</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Popcorn Time Hit By Massive DDoS Attack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A major fork of the popular Popcorn Time project is currently being subjected to a massive DDoS attack. The whole project has been hit, from the site hosting its source through to its CDN, API and DNS servers. The team tells TorrentFreak that the attack amounts to 10Gbps across their entire network.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-hit-by-massive-ddos-attack-140814/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-hit-by-massive-ddos-attack-140814/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Real estate turf wars continue as REIA hits out at REA Group&rsquo;s &ldquo;aggressive&rdquo; bid to trademark &lsquo;property.com.au&rsquo;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There appears to be no end in sight for the war of words that has erupted in the Australian real estate industry over who has the right to trademark certain terms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/43294-real-estate-turf-wars-continue-as-reia-hits-out-at-rea-group-s-aggressive-bid-to-trademark-property-com-au.html"><span>http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/43294-real-estate-turf-wars-continue-as-reia-hits-out-at-rea-group-s-aggressive-bid-to-trademark-property-com-au.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Show Me the EMONEY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The disputed domain name in this week&rsquo;s decision is emoney.com owned by a Mr. Will E. The complainant, Electronic Transaction Systems Corporation, claims to have used the EMONEY trademark for financial services since 1999. Unfortunately, its trademark registrations are in the name of someone else and weren&rsquo;t filed until some years after respondent created its accused domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/08/11/show-me-the-emoney/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/08/11/show-me-the-emoney/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sky News interviews DLA Piper&rsquo;s group head of IPT Australia about brand squatting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sky News Business Law TV host Carson Scott recently interviewed Melinda Upton, partner and group head of IPT Australia at DLA Piper. In the live interview, Upton discussed the issue of brand squatting and cybersquatting. Carson also interviewed Les Koltai, partner and head of the real-estate group in DLA Piper Australia about doing business down under from a foreign retailer perspective.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thelawyer.com/firms-and-the-bar/sky-news-interviews-dla-pipers-group-head-of-ipt-australia-about-brand-squatting/3024572.article"><span>http://www.thelawyer.com/firms-and-the-bar/sky-news-interviews-dla-pipers-group-head-of-ipt-australia-about-brand-squatting/3024572.article</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lionsgate Targets Hosting Providers &amp; Domain Registrars Over Expendables 3 Piracy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Movie studio Lionsgate is continuing its crackdown on sites and services connected to the leak of The Expendables 3. The additional sites now being targeted have not been approached directly - Lionsgate has chosen to go after their Internet service providers and domain name registrars instead.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/lionsgate-targets-hosting-providers-domain-registrars-over-expendables-3-piracy-140815/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/lionsgate-targets-hosting-providers-domain-registrars-over-expendables-3-piracy-140815/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">4chan loses domain name dispute with Oversee.net<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Popular bulletin board site 4chan has lost a case it filed to get the domain name 4chan.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/15/4chan-loses-domain-name-dispute-with-oversee-net/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/15/4chan-loses-domain-name-dispute-with-oversee-net/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Route to the Internet&rsquo;s future by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Yesterday APNIC Research Scientist George Michaelson commented on media coverage of the internet &ldquo;running out of space&ldquo;, quoting research by APNIC Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston. Today, Geoff continues the discussion. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/15/route-to-the-internets-future/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2014/08/15/route-to-the-internets-future/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet infrastructure 'needs updating or more blackouts will happen'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Experts have warned of more internet blackouts after a crash disabled eBay in northern Europe this week, as the decades old systems used to organise the world wide web creak under the sheer weight of new devices and websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blackouts-will-happen</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet is broken. You can blame sharks. And Netflix<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bad news: The internet ran out of space on Tuesday. Worse news: Sharks are eating what is left.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/15/internet-broken-sharks-netflix-cables"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/aug/15/internet-broken-sharks-netflix-cables</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As I.P.O. Nears, GoDaddy Tries to Show It&rsquo;s More Than Just Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As GoDaddy moves toward an initial public offering, the company faces a vexing problem: So many potential investors still think of it only as that place with the notoriously risqu&eacute; ads where they can buy domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/as-i-p-o-nears-godaddy-tries-to-show-its-more-than-just-domain-names/"><span>http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/as-i-p-o-nears-godaddy-tries-to-show-its-more-than-just-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">United Internet considers complete takeover of Versatel - CEO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">German internet service provider United internet is mulling a complete takeover of cable group Versatel, in which it already owns a stake, Chief Executive Ralph Dommermuth said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/uk-united-internet-versatel-idUKKBN0GE1CF20140814"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/uk-united-internet-versatel-idUKKBN0GE1CF20140814</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Certificate Authority Security Council backs SSL server rules taking effect Nov. 1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As a safety precaution to prevent SSL server certificates being exploited for network man-in-the-middle attacks on organizations, vendors that issue SSL server certificates will begin adhering to new issuance guidelines as of Nov. 1. These new rules, as described by members of the industry group Certificate Authority/Browser Forum, mean certificate authorities (CAs) will not issue certificates that contain &ldquo;internal names&rdquo; and expire after Nov. 1, 2015. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2465826/security0/certificate-authority-security-council-backs-ssl-server-rules-taking-effect-nov-1.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2465826/security0/certificate-authority-security-council-backs-ssl-server-rules-taking-effect-nov-1.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EasyDNS changes take-down policy after man dies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Canadian registrar EasyDNS has amended its take-down policy after a customer of one of its registrants died of an overdose.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17177-easydns-changes-take-down-policy-after-man-dies"><span>http://domainincite.com/17177-easydns-changes-take-down-policy-after-man-dies</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo&rsquo;s parent United Internet invests 435 million EUR in Rocket Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Montabaur, August 15, 2014. United Internet AG (&ldquo;United Internet&rdquo;) is investing &ndash; via its subsidiary United Internet Ventures AG &ndash; a total of EUR 435 million for a 10.7% stake in the incubator Rocket Internet AG, Berlin (&ldquo;Rocket&rdquo;). The investment will cement the long term strategic relationship between United Internet and Oliver Samwer, Rocket&rsquo;s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnamenews.com/ppc-industry/sedos-parent-united-internet-invests-435-million-eur-in-rocket-internet/24082"><span>http://www.domainnamenews.com/ppc-industry/sedos-parent-united-internet-invests-435-million-eur-in-rocket-internet/24082</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mastering the PPC Challenge: Break-Even CPC and More [#CZLSF]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the "Mastering the PPC Challenge" session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, we covered one of the biggest challenges for PPC marketers: getting on top and staying there.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2360447/mastering-the-ppc-challenge-break-even-cpc-and-more-czlsf"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2360447/mastering-the-ppc-challenge-break-even-cpc-and-more-czlsf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is racing.com a half-million dollar mistake for Racing Victoria? by Adrian Kinderis</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What&rsquo;s a domain name? What business function do they serve? Can a domain name generate ROI? I imagine these were the questions the Board of Racing Victoria asked before signing off on the purchase of racing.com to support a Victorian racing industry joint initiative to establish a digital media and content platform similar to that of the AFL.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/is-racing-com-a-half-million-dollar-mistake-for-racing-victoria/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/is-racing-com-a-half-million-dollar-mistake-for-racing-victoria/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Adam Dicker's Domain College Starts a New Term - Michael Gilmour Announces a Special Webinar - 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards Voting to Begin Under New Rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Several upcoming events to tell you about today. In 2011 DNForum.com owner and T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain Hall of Famer Adam Dicker launched a free "domain college" at DNFCollege.com where he has been sharing his extensive domain investing and ecommerce expertise with the approximately 3,000 registrants that have been accepted to date. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140815.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140815.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A bunch of domain names sell for $1.5 million, sort of&hellip;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The domain names manufacturedhome.com, manufacturedhomes.com, manufacturedhouse.com, manufacturedhomes.net and modularhomes.com have been sold for over $1 million. Sort of. There&rsquo;s a bit of a back story.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/14/1-5-domain-name-sale/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/14/1-5-domain-name-sale/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Delivery Hero Joins The $1B Valuation Club As It Gobbles Rival Pizza.de<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On the heels of Rocket Internet&rsquo;s food delivery service FoodPanda taking another $60 million in funding, its German rival Delivery Hero is also stepping up its game in a consolidation play. The company today is announcing that it has acquired Pizza.de, another longstanding competitor also based in Germany.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/14/delivery-hero-joins-the-1b-valuation-club-as-it-gobbles-rival-pizza-de/"><span>http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/14/delivery-hero-joins-the-1b-valuation-club-as-it-gobbles-rival-pizza-de/</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn&rsquo;t winning. And unless social networks, media sites and governments come up with some innovative way of defeating online troublemakers, the digital world will never be free of the trolls&rsquo; collective sway.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/technology/web-trolls-winning-as-incivility-increases.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/technology/web-trolls-winning-as-incivility-increases.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Social media monitoring by employers predicted to rise<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A third of young people would be happy for their employer to have access to their social media profiles in return for job security, according to a report that claims such personal data monitoring will become more commonplace.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/18/social-media-monitoring-employers-rise-pwc"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/18/social-media-monitoring-employers-rise-pwc</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MOBILE/WIRELESS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">World's first 'smartphone' celebrates 20 years<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Never judge a phone by its cover. This chunky, black box was in fact the world's first 'smartphone'.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28802053"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28802053</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What is Metadata, and Why Should I Care? by Geoff Huston</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">August 2014 is proving yet again to be an amusing month in the Australian political scene, and in this case the source of the amusement was watching a number of Australian politicians fumble around the topic of digital surveillance and proposed legislation relating to data retention measures. The politicians assured us that the proposed data retention measures were nothing untoward, and all that was being called for was the retention of &ldquo;metadata&rdquo; by Australian ISPs for a period of two years. We were being reassured that this was not an underhand introduction of a surveillance state, and at no stage was this a call for ISPS to retain a complete copy of the content of all traffic that they carry for their users. All that was being called for in these measures was to retain &ldquo;metadata&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-08/metadata.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-08/metadata.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia and Mexico Must Overhaul Data Retention Mandates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, Mexico&rsquo;s newest data retention law entered into force. The Mexican telecom law compels telecom providers to retain, for two years, the details of who communicates with whom, for how long, and from where. It also allows the authorities access to these details without a court order, exposing geolocation information that reveals the physical whereabouts of Mexicans.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/australia-and-mexico-must-overhaul-data-retention-mandates"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/australia-and-mexico-must-overhaul-data-retention-mandates</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Certification Allows US Trade Negotiators to Rewrite TPP Copyright Rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) continue to trudge along, little new information has leaked because the negotiations are being conducted under conditions of strict secrecy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/certification-allows-us-trade-negotiators-rewrite-tpps-copyright-rules"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/certification-allows-us-trade-negotiators-rewrite-tpps-copyright-rules</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">So the internet's winners are finally chipping in? About time...<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">"It is difficult to get a man to understand something," wrote Upton Sinclair, the great American muckraking journalist, "when his salary depends on his not understanding it." That was in 1935, so let us update it for our times: "It is impossible to get an executive of an internet company to understand anything if the value of his (or her) stock options depends on not understanding it." ... ...</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Even more interesting is the fact that the core infrastructure of the network runs on software that is all in the public domain. Almost every broadband modem, for example, runs on the Linux operating system, which is free software created by programmers for the love of it. The corporations who make the modems profit from them; but they never paid a cent for Linux.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/16/heartbleed-linux-foundation-openssl-corporate-responsibility-google-facebook-microsoft"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/16/heartbleed-linux-foundation-openssl-corporate-responsibility-google-facebook-microsoft</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google wraps its trans-Pacific fiber cables in Kevlar to prevent against shark attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google wraps its underwater fiber cables in Kevlar material, at least in part to protect against shark attacks, an official with the company said recently.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2464035/cloud-computing/google-wraps-its-trans-pacific-fiber-cables-in-kevlar-to-prevent-against-shark.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2464035/cloud-computing/google-wraps-its-trans-pacific-fiber-cables-in-kevlar-to-prevent-against-shark.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google using super-strong material to protect underwater internet cables against shark attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google is reinforcing its underwater internet cables to protect them against shark attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-using-superstrong-material-to-protect-underwater-internet-cables-against-shark-attacks-9671177.html"><span>http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-using-superstrong-material-to-protect-underwater-internet-cables-against-shark-attacks-9671177.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 14 Aug 06:10 2014

auDA Domain Name News - 14 August

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5 Things Your CEO Should Know About gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2359996/5-things-your-ceo-should-know-about-gtlds>

 

Verisign Mitigates 300 Gbps DDoS Attack and Other Q2 2014 DDoS Trends

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_mitigates_300_gbps_ddos>

 

Is the Internet full? Major sites brought down by technical problems

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11032430/Is-the-Internet-full-Major-sites-brought-down-by-technical-problems.html>

 

Five Million Domains Added In Q1 Taking Global Total To 276 Million: Verisign

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/12/five-million-domains-q1-verisign/>

 

Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs

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

 

Verisign: 41% of new gTLD sites are parked

<http://domainincite.com/17166-verisign-41-of-new-gtld-sites-are-parked>

 

 

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Update: The IANA Functions Infographic

ICANN today released a new IANA Functions Infographic which explains how the core IANA functions allow users like you to access the Internet.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-11-en>

 

Applicants Respond to London GAC Advice on New gTLDs

In the GAC London Communiqué, the Governmental Advisory Committee ("GAC") issued further advice to the ICANN Board of Directors regarding New gTLD applications. ICANN notified applicants and the community about the GAC's advice on 14 July 2014, thus opening a 21-day applicant response period. Applicant responses have been made public.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-11aug14-en>

 

New gTLD Program Auctions - Updated Auction Schedule

The Auction Schedule is updated as of 11 August 2014. This version is updated to reflect the 2015 Auction Dates for January, February, and March. Also reflected is the finalization of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework as it pertains to the Auction Schedule. Because the Framework is now finalized, postponement requests on this basis will no longer be accommodated.

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

 

At-Large Seeks Your Feedback on the 2nd ATLAS Declaration

The Second At-Large Summit (ATLAS II), which was held concurrently during ICANN's 50th meeting, attracted nearly 150 At-Large Structures from 70 countries.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-12-en>

 

CPE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updated

ICANN has updated the CPE FAQs. The update includes revisions to existing answers based on lessons learned over the past nine months of CPE operations as well as the addition of answers to questions regarding Accelerated Invitation to CPE.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-13aug14-en>

 

Fadi Chehadé to Honorable Anna G. Eshoo

New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-eshoo-2014-08-11-en>

 

Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Elisa Cooper, Keith Drazek, and Kristina

Name Collisions in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-cooper-et-al-08aug14-en.pdf>

 

Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Rubens Kühl

Name Collisions in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-kuhl-08aug14-en.pdf>

 

Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Bruce MacPherson

Name Collisions in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-macpherson-08aug14-en.pdf>

 

Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Andrew Merriam and the NTAG

Name Collisions in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-merriam-ntag-08aug14-en.pdf>

 

Cyrus Namazi, Vice President, Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement | ICANN, to Anschelika Smoljar

Name Collisions in New gTLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/namazi-to-smoljar-08aug14-en.pdf>

 

Fadi Chehadé to Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz

Request for Details of GAC Election

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-ejaz-2014-08-11-en>

 

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nz: Policy Reviews - Dispute Resolution Service Policy, Disputes and Complaints Policy, Investigations and Inquiries Policy

As part of the ongoing review of .nz policies, three policies are now being reviewed.

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-reviews-dispute-resolution-service-policy-disputes-and-complaints-policy-investigations>

 

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5 Things Your CEO Should Know About gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe

As the Internet continues to evolve with the adoption and expansion of gTLDs, chief executives need to be prepared to evolve along with it. Here are the top five things CEOs need to know about the new gTLDs.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2359996/5-things-your-ceo-should-know-about-gtlds>

 

Flood of New TLDs Continues

Numerous new TLDs are making waves in the world of content branding and discovery by providing a more globally accessible alternative to traditional .com website addresses.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=183286>

 

DCA objects to new GAC advice on dotAfrica domain Michael Ouma

DotConnectAfrica has objected to the recent advice issued by the Government Advisory Committee to ICANN over the contentious “.africa” gTLD after the ICANN 50 meeting in London.

<http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/dca-objects-to-new-gac-advice-on-dotafrica-domain>

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201408130177.html>

 

A wee victory for proud Scots all over the world wide web

Scotland finally has its own homeland on the web, in the form of the .scot domain. As a Scottish expat, this launch, in the midst of an independence debate, is rather exciting. It gives us yet another reason to throw on the kilt, raise a glass of Scotch, and chow down on some haggis.

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatlife/11026053/A-wee-victory-for-proud-Scots-all-over-the-world-wide-web.html>

 

Plans for a .cumbria domain are 'underwhelming', says leading hotelier

A CUMBRIA internet domain name would be of little use to the county’s hospitality businesses, according to high-profile hotelier Jonathan Denby.

<http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/11398298.Plans_for_a__cumbria_domain_are__underwhelming___says_leading_hotelier/>

 

Warning: Some Registrars (Godaddy) Are Making The Radix $160 Landrush Fee NonRefundable

... Radix has been advertising on social media calling their landrush a “no risk landrush” meaning that the $160 landrush fee is fully refundable if you don’t get the domain name you applied for. However some registrars are making that $160 fee non-refundable, meaning you don’t get your $160 back even if you don’t get the domain name you apply for.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/12/warning-some-registrars-godaddy-are-making-the-radix-160-landrush-fee-nonrefundable/>

 

This week in new TLDs: medical and financial domain names

A slow week for new TLDs is on tap. Donuts is the only company with new releases hitting general availability this week.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/medical-financial-tlds/>

 

Biggest new TLD surprises (upside and downside)

We’re closing in on 200 TLDs being released in general availability, and there have been quite a few surprises.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/biggest-new-tld-surprises/>

 

Momentum cancels dot-brand conference

Momentum Events has cancelled its planned new gTLD conference, which was due to take place in Amsterdam next month.

<http://domainincite.com/17164-momentum-cancels-dot-brand-conference>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Verisign Mitigates 300 Gbps DDoS Attack and Other Q2 2014 DDoS Trends

It has been another busy quarter for the team that works on our DDoS Protection Services here at Verisign. As detailed in the recent release of our Q2 2014 DDoS Trends Report, from April to June of this year, we not only saw a jump in frequency and size of attacks against our customers, we witnessed the largest DDoS attack we’ve ever observed and mitigated – an attack over 300 Gbps against one of our Media and Entertainment customers.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_mitigates_300_gbps_ddos>

 

au: Mandatory laws will help ‘bolster’ cyber-security capabilities

The important role such laws could play in bolstering Australia’s cyber-security capabilities has been largely lost in the uproar about the government’s proposed mandatory metadata retention laws, according to the chief of  Australia’s domain regulatory authority.

<http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/65066-mandatory-laws-will-help-‘bolster’-cyber-security-capabilities>

 

Internet Of Things Security Reaches Tipping Point

It all began more than four years ago with HD Moore's groundbreaking research in embedded device security -- VoIP, DSL, SCADA, printers, videoconferencing, and switching equipment -- found exposed on the public Internet and sporting diagnostics backdoors put in place by developers.

<http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/internet-of-things-security-reaches-tipping-point/d/d-id/1298019>

 

Edward Snowden: The Untold Story

The message arrives on my “clean machine,” a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. “Change in plans,” my contact says. “Be in the lobby of the Hotel ______ by 1 pm. Bring a book and wait for ES to find you.” ¶ ES is Edward Snowden, the most wanted man in the world. For almost nine months, I have been trying to set up an interview with him—traveling to Berlin, Rio de Janeiro twice, and New York multiple times to talk with the handful of his confidants who can arrange a meeting. Among other things, I want to answer a burning question: What drove Snowden to leak hundreds of thousands of top-secret documents, revelations that have laid bare the vast scope of the government’s domestic surveillance programs? In May I received an email from his lawyer, ACLU attorney Ben Wizner, confirming that Snowden would meet me in Moscow and let me hang out and chat with him for what turned out to be three solid days over several weeks. It is the most time that any journalist has been allowed to spend with him since he arrived in Russia in June 2013. But the finer details of the rendezvous remain shrouded in mystery. I landed in Moscow without knowing precisely where or when Snowden and I would actually meet. Now, at last, the details are set.

<http://www.wired.com/2014/08/edward-snowden/>

 

Planned U.S. cyber warfare program could hurt innocent countries - Snowden

A developing U.S. cyber security program would not only hunt down and halt potential computer attacks but also strike back without staff oversight, according to former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/us-cybersecurity-snowden-idINKBN0GD1JM20140813>

 

Edward Snowden’s latest secrets: U.S. was responsible for an entire country’s Internet outage

This week Wired published a comprehensive profile of “The Most Wanted Man in the World,” Edward Snowden. The seven digital pages of James Bamford’s three days with the National Security Agency whistle-blower give a glance at Snowden’s back story, and then follow his career trajectory from the Army Special Ops — where he broke both legs and was discharged — to the CIA, and then his final stints with NSA contractors Dell and Booz Allen.

<http://www.salon.com/2014/08/13/edward_snowdens_latest_secrets_u_s_was_responsible_for_an_entire_countrys_internet_outage/>

 

Snowden claims you should blame the NSA for a 2012 Syrian Internet outage, not Assad

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says the NSA was responsible for a 2012 Syrian Internet outage, in a new profile published Wednesday by Wired:

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/13/snowden-claims-you-should-blame-the-nsa-for-a-2012-syrian-internet-outage-not-assad/>

 

Why the U.S. Can’t Automatically Retaliate in Cyberspace, Yet

To hear Edward Snowden tell it, the secret program that finally drove the former National Security Agency contractor to leak sensitive documents would have allowed the U.S. to retaliate automatically against foreign cyberattacks.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/13/why-the-u-s-cant-automatically-retaliate-in-cyberspace-yet/?mod=ST1>

 

Study Confirms Uyghur Remain in Crosshairs of Targeted Attacks

A research paper to be delivered next week at USENIX takes a deep look into the reconnaissance nation-states undergo in order to craft email-based attacks against non-governmental organizations.

<http://threatpost.com/study-confirms-uyghur-remain-in-crosshairs-of-targeted-attacks/107741>

 

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UK Police Hijack Ads of 74 Pirate Websites, Refuse to Name Them

New data obtained through a Freedom of Information request reveals that the UK's 'piracy police' are hijacking the ads of 74 suspected pirate sites. The police are refusing to reveal the domain names as that would "raise the profile of these sites." Fearing cyber-attacks, the names of participating advertising agencies are also being withheld.

<http://torrentfreak.com/uk-police-hijacks-ads-74-websites-refuses-name-140812/>

 

RMIT University Loses URS On RMIT.Education, To A Parked Page With Links To It

RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia lost its bid to get the domain name RMIT.education suspended through a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/11/rmit-university-loses-urs-on-rmit-education-to-a-parked-page-with-links-to-it/>

 

China Product Counterfeiting: Using UDRP To Shut Down The Website

Our law firm has in the last year had probably twice as many counterfeit matters as in any prior year. Not sure if this is because counterfeiting is on the increase or if it is just because American companies are getting so sick of it that they are becoming more likely to take action. Most of these matters involve Chinese companies shipping counterfeit product into the United States.

<http://www.chinalawblog.com/2014/08/china-product-counterfeiting-and-using-udrp-to-shut-down-the-website.html>

 

au: Lytro, Inc. v. Drift Alliance Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2014-0019

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Lytro, Inc., of Mountain View, California, United States of America (“US”), represented by Mariana Antcheva, US. The Respondent is Drift Alliance Pty Ltd, of Semaphore Park, South Australia, Australia, internally represented. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <lytro.com.au> (the “Disputed Domain Name”) is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0019>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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512KDay: How the internet just BROKE under its own weight

Yesterday, 12 August, 2014, the internet hit an arbitrary limit of more than 512,000 routes. This 512K route limit is something we have known about for some time.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/13/512k_invited_us_out_to_play/>

 

Is the Internet full? Major sites brought down by technical problems

Problems that brought down websites such as eBay could become a regular occurrence as the Internet effectively runs out of space, experts have warned.

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11032430/Is-the-Internet-full-Major-sites-brought-down-by-technical-problems.html>

 

Here’s why your Internet might have been slow on Tuesday

Some users were frustrated to find some of their favorite Web sites were unresponsive or otherwise inaccessible Tuesday. But it wasn't a data center outage or a squirrel chewing through a cable line causing the disruption. Instead, structural problems with one of the core technologies that keeps the Internet working were to blame, researchers say.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/13/heres-why-your-internet-might-have-been-slow-on-tuesday/>

 

Internet routers hitting 512K limit, some become unreliable

From performance issues at hosting provider Liquid Web to outages at eBay and LastPass, large networks and websites suffered a series of disruptions and outages on Tuesday. Some Internet engineers are blaming the disruptions on a novel technical issue that impacts older Internet routers.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/internet-routers-hitting-512k-limit-some-become-unreliable/>

 

Echoes of Y2K: Engineers Buzz That Internet Is Outgrowing Its Gear

Network engineers are buzzing this week as the Internet outgrows some of its gear. Internet providers, corporations and universities all rely on a common map of routes to send emails, videos and everything else on the Web where it's supposed to go.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/y2k-meets-512k-as-internet-limit-approaches-1407937617>

 

BGP Routing Table Size Limit Blamed for Tuesday’s Website Outages

Many websites, including Data Center Knowledge and the WHIR, responded sporadically from certain locations Tuesday, but the outages did not result from loss of power at a hosting company’s or a cloud provider’s data center, a flood or a network cable severed by a squirrel. The problem was attributed to a structural problem in the way the Internet is built.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/bgp-routing-table-size-limit-blamed-tuesdays-website-outages>

 

Internet troubles today? You can blame it on IPv4

You might have heard something about Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) causing possible connectivity problems in future if web users don’t begin using the newer IPv6. Well, those problems have arrived, with numerous websites including eBay, Amazon, LinkedIn and others hit by outages yesterday. Also affected were major network providers like AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon, as well as BT and Virgin in the UK.

<http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/08/13/internet-troubles-today-you-can-blame-it-on-ipv4/>

 

Global internet outages caused by routing table spike

Internet connectivity issues this week which saw many sites become unreachable were caused by a sudden spike in announcements of traffic routes between networks, which in turn pushed core routers over their default limits.

<http://www.itnews.com.au/News/391028,global-internet-outages-caused-by-routing-table-spike.aspx>

 

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Five Million Domains Added In Q1 Taking Global Total To 276 Million: Verisign

Five million domain names were added across all TLDs across the globe in the first quarter of 2014, replicating the number added in the fourth quarter of 2013, Verisign announced in their latest Domain Name Industry Brief, taking the total Domains Under Management to 276 million as of 31 March.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22754>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/12/five-million-domains-q1-verisign/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/five-million-domains-q1-verisign.html>

 

Verisign: Internet grew by 5 million domain names in Q1

Verisign released its Domain Name Industry Brief today, estimating that the total base of registered domain names grew by 5 million to 276 million in Q1 this year.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/verisign-internet-grew-by-5-million-domain-names-in-q1/>

 

Verisign Reports More than 19 Million Domains Have Been Added to the Internet Over the Past Year

Verisign released their Q1 2014 Domain Name Industry Brief today, a report that said 5 million domain names were added to the Internet in the opening quarter of this year. That brings the total number of registered domain names (across all extensions) to a total of 276 million worldwide.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140811.htm>

 

Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs

A recent study, by EURid and the Leuven Statistics Research Centre, set out to better understand the most common usage of websites that are linked to domains, and we thought it would be an interesting exercise to extend similar analysis to the new gTLD market. So, we analyzed all second-level domains registered in new gTLDs according to published zone files on June 29, 2014. Verisign utilizes our own proprietary process for classifying websites, which results in similar classifications to those by EURid. The primary difference is that the Verisign classification method is machine-based and is evaluated for each domain independently, while the EURid approach leveraged samples that humans classified.

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

 

Verisign: 41% of new gTLD sites are parked

As much as 41% of domains registered in new gTLDs are parked with pay-per-click advertising, according to research carried out by Verisign.

<http://domainincite.com/17166-verisign-41-of-new-gtld-sites-are-parked>

 

Google Domains: Give Me More by Jean Guillon

The Buzz seems to be about Google Domains at the moment: Google is launching as a Registrar and will soon offer plenty of fantastic things to do with domain names. But... is there anything new with Google Domains? I checked the features but... I found nothing that other Registrars do not already offer and I admit I expected to be a little more impressed.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140813_google_domains_give_me_more/>

 

Suit Filed Against BestRegistrar Over “Ransom” to Transfer Over 5K Domains Out

A company has filed a federal lawsuit against the company that owns the ICANN accredited registrar, BestRegistrar.com a few alleged resellers of BestRegistrar and the owners of the company that owns Bestregistrar.com, to “recover control of approximately 5,000 Internet domain names rightfully owned by SPG, and to recover damages both compensatory and statutory in nature arising out of: (i) Defendants’ wrongful exercise of control over the 5,000 domain names and (ii) unlawful attempts to exact a “ransom” from SPG for the release of those Domain Names.”

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/13/suit-filed-against-bestregistrar-over-ransom-to-transfer-over-5k-domains-out/>

 

Robin Williams Domains Regged in the Aftermath of His Passing

... After the news broke a few were quick to register domain names in what for the most part look to be at least respectful with no idiotic trash or slanderous type registrations, including:

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/12/robin-williams-domains-regged-in-the-aftermath-of-his-passing/>

 

Can you trademark ‘real estate’? Battle heats up in intellectual property land grab

A trademark battle is emerging in the Australian real estate industry, with the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) slamming a move by the REA Group to trademark “realestate.com.au”.

<http://www.smartcompany.com.au/legal/43231-can-you-trademark-real-estate-battle-heats-up-in-intellectual-property-land-grab.html>

 

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The Year's 7th Reported 7-Figure Sale Tops This Week's Sales Chart: DomainGuardians Gets Its Done With a 3-Letter .Com

The chase for the top spot on this week's DN Journal Sales Chart wound up being a one-horse race with BTC.com winning by about 16 lengths. DomainGuardians.com brokered a $1,000,000 sale of that domain to bitcoin mining firm GAWMiners. That is the 7th largest sale reported so far this year and the seventh to hit the 7-figure mark.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140813.htm>

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au: Metadata debate: the need for warrants should be our guiding principle by Bret Walker

There is more to the metadata retention controversy than the attorney general’s grasp of his brief. He and the more tech-savvy Malcolm Turnbull had form in opposition. Then, they claimed to regard Labor proposals to much the same effect as unjustified incursions on privacy – but the terrorist threats to Australia have not shifted enough, quantitatively let alone qualitatively, to explain their apparent shift of perception. Perhaps the fact that they were then in opposition and are now in government explains their shift.

<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/12/metadata-debate-the-need-for-warrants-should-be-our-guiding-principle>

 

au: Data retention: Liberal backbencher calls for metadata warrant requirement

The Abbott government is facing opposition from backbenchers concerned that the Coalition’s proposed toughening of national security legislation will diminish the liberty and privacy of law-abiding Australians.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/12/data-retention-liberal-backbencher-calls-for-metadata-warrant-requirement>

 

au: Data retention: iiNet pushes targeted alternative to mass surveillance

Targeted "preservation notices" issued under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act together with stored communications warrants offer an alternative to the mass surveillance dragnet implied by a mandatory data retention scheme, according to Internet service provider iiNet.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/552281/data_retention_iinet_pushes_targeted_alternative_mass_surveillance/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Cloud Adoption in Asia on the Rise but Impeded by Typical Concerns

Asian companies are getting more comfortable with the cloud, according to a recent Economist Corporate Network report. Over 60 percent of respondents reported partially replacing current IT use with cloud solutions and one-fifth are actively replacing most of their technology with cloud-based options.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/cloud-adoption-asia-rise-impeded-typical-concerns>

 

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Google, Asian firms laying Trans-Pacific underwater Internet cable

Google is partnering with five Asian telecom firms to build a $300 million underwater cable across the Pacific Ocean in a bid to meet surging internet use.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-12/google-and-asian-firms-laying-us-japan-underwater-cable/5666746>

 

Google helps build 'Faster' cable under Pacific Ocean

Google and five other large companies are teaming up to build a cable under the Pacific Ocean that will deliver incredibly fast internet speeds.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28754235>

 

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