David Goldstein | 21 May 06:29 2015

auDA domain news - 21 May

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The Internet and its influence on Australian society

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Akamai Releases Q1 2015 State of the Internet – Security Report

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

 

Key Pirate Bay Domains Must Be Seized, Court Rules

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

 

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

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

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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New Domain ‘.sucks’ Sparks Debate

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

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

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

New gTLD applications for .CPA

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

 

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

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

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

 

Unfortunately, we have renewed our ICANN Accreditation

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

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

 

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The Internet and its influence on Australian society

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

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

 

DENIC is speaking at the 14th German IT Security Congress

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Barclays adds extra security through domain name switch

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

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

 

Barclays confirms move away from .com to new gTLD

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Google sells .car, walks away from generic domain names

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

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

 

Concern over mystery TMCH outage

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

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

 

This Website Name Is Causing a Major Controversy

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Eurovision deploys dot-brand for ludicrous song contest

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Donuts Announces Release of Over 1 Million Previously Unavailable Domains

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

2 thoughts on Schilling/Negari domain name tie-up

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

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

 

Dot REIT TLDs

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

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

 

What New gTLD Applicants Want for Round 2 by Jean Guillon

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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Akamai Releases Q1 2015 State of the Internet – Security Report

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Security Firm Redefines APT: African Phishing Threat

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

us: Penn State Offline Following Advanced Two-Year Cyberattack

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

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

 

Wildly popular Facebook scam attack hits .ninja

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

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

 

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Key Pirate Bay Domains Must Be Seized, Court Rules

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Supermarket giant shuts Walmart.horse website after joke has bolted

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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Government Outpacing Private Sector in IPv6 Adoption, Official Says

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

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

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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

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

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

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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May 2015 Web Server Survey

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

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

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Recapping NameJet’s hot domain name sales month

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

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

 

Flippa Acquires Domain Holdings

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

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

 

Flippa acquires Domain Holdings

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

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

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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

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

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

 

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet and its influence on Australian society<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/the-internet-and-its-influence-on-australian-society/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/the-internet-and-its-influence-on-australian-society/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.SE acquitted &ndash; domain names not to be forfeited by the foundation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/news/se-acquitted-domain-names-not-to-be-forfeited-by-the-foundation/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/news/se-acquitted-domain-names-not-to-be-forfeited-by-the-foundation/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Top Five Reasons Why Dot Brands Will Have a Data Edge</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Jennifer Wolfe</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2408870/top-five-reasons-why-dot-brands-will-have-a-data-edge"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2408870/top-five-reasons-why-dot-brands-will-have-a-data-edge</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UK banking first: Barclays launches unique branded domain names .barclays &amp; .barclaycard<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.newsroom.barclays.com/releases/ReleaseDetailPage.aspx?releaseId=3162"><span>http://www.newsroom.barclays.com/releases/ReleaseDetailPage.aspx?releaseId=3162</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai Releases Q1 2015 State of the Internet &ndash; Security Report<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Key Pirate Bay Domains Must Be Seized, Court Rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/key-pirate-bay-domains-must-be-seized-court-rules-150519/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/key-pirate-bay-domains-must-be-seized-court-rules-150519/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pirate Bay Moves to GS, LA, VG, AM, MN and GD Domains<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Domain &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; Sparks Debate<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The sale of websites with the domain &ldquo;.sucks&rdquo; is raising new questions about the Internet&rsquo;s central administrator, just months before the Obama administration plans to loosen oversight of the organization.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/19/new-domain-sparks-icann-debate/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/19/new-domain-sparks-icann-debate/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<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">Call for RSVPs | Privacy &amp; Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group Webinar | 28 May 2015 at 14:00 UTC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Please join the interim co-chairs of the Privacy &amp; Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group for a one-hour webinar on Thursday 28 May 2015 at 1400 UTC, to hear about the preliminary recommendations that have now been published for public comment by the Working Group.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-19-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What to Expect at ICANN 53: A Guide for Business Stakeholders<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICANN global business engagement team and regional engagement team for Latin America and the Caribbean will be joined by representatives from the Commercial Stakeholder Group of the ICANN Generic Names Supporting Organization.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-20-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-20-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Adam Awty, Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary | CPA Australia Ltd., to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD applications for .CPA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/awty-to-icann-eiu-15may15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/awty-to-icann-eiu-15may15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US House of Representatives Holds Hearing on the .SUCKS New gTLD and ICANN Accountability and Stakeholder Trust<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On May 13, 2015, the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing on "Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .SUCKS Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet's Operation." During the hearing, testimony was presented by Mei-lan Stark, Immediate Past President of the International Trademark Association (INTA); Paul Misener, Vice President of Global Public Policy for Amazon.com; John Horton, President of LegitScript; Steven Metalitz, Counsel for the Coalition for Online Accountability (COA); Bill Woodcock, Executive Director of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA); Phil Corwin, Counsel for ICA; Steve DelBianco, Executive Director of NetChoice; and Jonathan Zuck, President of ACT | The App Association.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.natlawreview.com/article/us-house-representatives-holds-hearing-sucks-new-gtld-and-icann-accountability-and-s"><span>http://www.natlawreview.com/article/us-house-representatives-holds-hearing-sucks-new-gtld-and-icann-accountability-and-s</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Unfortunately, we have renewed our ICANN Accreditation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">easyDNS has met the automatic renewal requirements under our ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement and will thus renew into the 2013 RAA on June 23rd, 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.easydns.org/2015/05/20/unfortunately-we-have-renewed-our-icann-accreditation/"><span>http://blog.easydns.org/2015/05/20/unfortunately-we-have-renewed-our-icann-accreditation/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet and its influence on Australian society<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF) launches its 2015 program today, and it is the most ambitious one yet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/the-internet-and-its-influence-on-australian-society/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/the-internet-and-its-influence-on-australian-society/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DENIC is speaking at the 14th German IT Security Congress<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Under the motto "Know the risks, accept challenges, design solutions" the Federal Agency for Security in Information Technology (BSI) is organizing the 14th German IT Security Congress in Bonn from 19 to 21 May. Germany's Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizi&egrave;re will open the conference as keynote speaker.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/news/4041.html"><span>http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/news/4041.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.SE acquitted &ndash; domain names not to be forfeited by the foundation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ruling regarding the forfeiture of the domain names thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se was announced on Tuesday. The city court did not uphold the prosecutor&rsquo;s claim against .SE. However, the two domain names will be forfeited from their domain owner and be transferred to the ownership of the Swedish state.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/news/se-acquitted-domain-names-not-to-be-forfeited-by-the-foundation/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/news/se-acquitted-domain-names-not-to-be-forfeited-by-the-foundation/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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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">Top Five Reasons Why Dot Brands Will Have a Data Edge</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Jennifer Wolfe</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Companies that applied for their own T</span><span>LD</span><span lang="EN"> from ICANN's new Domain Extension Program may have a competitive edge when it comes to mining data in the future.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">A key indicator of this opportunity is that Google and Amazon both made bold moves, applying for 101 and 76 new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s, respectively. They understand that tracking data across a large portfolio of new Domain Extensions will drive important business strategies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2408870/top-five-reasons-why-dot-brands-will-have-a-data-edge"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2408870/top-five-reasons-why-dot-brands-will-have-a-data-edge</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UK banking first: Barclays launches unique branded domain names .barclays &amp; .barclaycard<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a move aimed at streamlining customer experience, Barclays has today announced a change to its online presence. The move will see the Barclays Group transfer its online assets to proprietary domain names &ndash;.barclays and .barclaycard* - away from the traditional location-specific .com and .co.uk web addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.newsroom.barclays.com/releases/ReleaseDetailPage.aspx?releaseId=3162"><span>http://www.newsroom.barclays.com/releases/ReleaseDetailPage.aspx?releaseId=3162</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Barclays adds extra security through domain name switch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Barclays Bank and Barclaycard are moving away from using .com and .co.uk domain names in a move that will add extra security for customers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500246416/Barclays-adds-extra-security-through-domain-name-switch"><span>http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500246416/Barclays-adds-extra-security-through-domain-name-switch</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Barclays confirms move away from .com to new gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Barclays has become one of the first major companies to explicitly confirm it will dump traditional gTLDs and ccTLDs in favor of its new dot-brands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18531-barclays-confirms-move-away-from-com-to-new-gtld"><span>http://domainincite.com/18531-barclays-confirms-move-away-from-com-to-new-gtld</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Barclays Moving to New gTLDs To Enhance Security As Does Eiffel Tower<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Barclays Bank has started the transition to use their new gTLDs .barclays and .barclaycard in a move the bank believes will add an extra layer of security for customers and clients as only Barclays and Barclaycard will be able to set up websites ending in .barclays and .barclaycard.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/19/barclays-new-gtlds/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/19/barclays-new-gtlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/barclays-new-gtlds.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/barclays-new-gtlds.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google sells .car, walks away from generic domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google has sold its rights to all internet addresses ending in ".car" to a joint partnership of two other registry operators.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/18/google_sells_car_internet_space/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/18/google_sells_car_internet_space/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Concern over mystery TMCH outage<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is investigating the causes and impact of a database outage that is believed to have hit the Trademark Clearinghouse for 10 hours last Friday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18563-concern-over-mystery-tmch-outage"><span>http://domainincite.com/18563-concern-over-mystery-tmch-outage</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This Website Name Is Causing a Major Controversy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">That&rsquo;s the question that members of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, and even of the organization that approved it in February&mdash;Icann&mdash;are now asking.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://time.com/3890669/dot-sucks/"><span>http://time.com/3890669/dot-sucks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US House of Representatives Holds Hearing on the .SUCKS New gTLD and ICANN Accountability and Stakeholder Trust<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On May 13, 2015, the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing on "Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .SUCKS Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet's Operation."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/us-house-of-representatives-holds-79767/"><span>http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/us-house-of-representatives-holds-79767/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Are we looking at the first domain name meme? Neigh.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There have been widely varying views over the value of introducing thousands of new internet extensions: some feel it is a long-needed reflection of the actual internet; others that it is a money-grabbing scheme with little real value.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/19/are_we_looking_at_the_first_domain_name_meme/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/19/are_we_looking_at_the_first_domain_name_meme/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week: .Tennis, .One, .Bingo and more<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts gets back into the game with four domain names exiting Early Access and now available at regular prices starting on Wednesday: .bingo, .chat, .style and .tennis.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/19/this-week-tennis-one-bingo-and-more/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/19/this-week-tennis-one-bingo-and-more/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nearly 10 % of all new gTLD registrations are in FFM managed registries!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier today, the number of domain names in Famous Four Media registries surpassed half a million. This equates to nearly 10% of all domains registered under ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2015/05/nearly-10-of-all-new-gtld-registrations-are-in-ffm-managed-registries/"><span>http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2015/05/nearly-10-of-all-new-gtld-registrations-are-in-ffm-managed-registries/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Eurovision deploys dot-brand for ludicrous song contest<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It isn&rsquo;t making a song and dance about it, but the European Broadcasting Union is promoting is annual Eurovision Song Contest using its new dot-brand gTLD, .eurovision.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18552-eurovision-deploys-dot-brand-for-ludicrous-song-contest"><span>http://domainincite.com/18552-eurovision-deploys-dot-brand-for-ludicrous-song-contest</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Obama, Apple, cancer and Taylor Swift&rsquo;s cat top lists of most searched-for .sucks domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You&rsquo;ve got to hand it to .sucks registry Vox Populi. The pricing may be &ldquo;exploitative&rdquo; and &ldquo;predatory&rdquo;, as the intellectual property community believes, but damn if the the company doesn&rsquo;t know how to generate headlines.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18542-obama-apple-cancer-and-taylor-swifts-cat-top-lists-of-most-searched-for-sucks-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/18542-obama-apple-cancer-and-taylor-swifts-cat-top-lists-of-most-searched-for-sucks-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts Announces Release of Over 1 Million Previously Unavailable Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts is releasing more than one million previously unavailable domain names across their new gTLDs. These include what Donuts describe as some of the most highly sought after and desirable domains in their portfolio, including permissible two character addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/19/donuts-announces-release-of-over-1-million-previously-unavailable-domains/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/19/donuts-announces-release-of-over-1-million-previously-unavailable-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-announces-release-of-over-1-million-previously-unavailable-domains.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-announces-release-of-over-1-million-previously-unavailable-domains.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Epic new gTLD fail? Gambling site named after new gTLD but doesn&rsquo;t use it<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online gambling company bwin.party owns the domain name bwin.party but, bafflingly, hasn&rsquo;t even turned it on.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18540-epic-new-gtld-fail-gambling-site-named-after-new-gtld-but-doesnt-use-it"><span>http://domainincite.com/18540-epic-new-gtld-fail-gambling-site-named-after-new-gtld-but-doesnt-use-it</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">XYZ and Uniregistry acquire .car from Google, launch joint venture<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">XYZ.com and Uniregistry have launched a joint venture to operate a trio of car-related new gTLDs, after acquiring .car from Google.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18536-xyz-and-uniregistry-acquire-car-from-google-launch-joint-venture"><span>http://domainincite.com/18536-xyz-and-uniregistry-acquire-car-from-google-launch-joint-venture</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">2 thoughts on Schilling/Negari domain name tie-up<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">XYZ (Daniel Negari) and Uniregistry (Frank Schilling) have teamed up to launch three automotive </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s: .car, .cars and .auto. .Car was acquired from Google. Here are my thoughts on this deal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/18/2-thoughts-on-schillingnegari-domain-name-tie-up/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/18/2-thoughts-on-schillingnegari-domain-name-tie-up/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot REIT TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NAREIT has been designated by ICANN to operate the .REIT TLD registry. NAREIT anticipates that applications to register domains in .REIT will be accepted beginning in the fall of 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.reit.com/nareit-you/dot-reit-top-level-domains"><span>https://www.reit.com/nareit-you/dot-reit-top-level-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What New gTLD Applicants Want for Round 2 by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After talking to a few new gTLD applicants who participated in "Round One" of the ICANN new gTLD program, here is a list of complaints and questions I received, and probably a few things potential candidates should pay attention to prior to submitting an application... Applying is too expensive, I want my TLD for $200,000 "all included" (ICANN fee + consultancy services to fill in my application)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150518_what_new_gtld_applicants_want_for_round_2/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150518_what_new_gtld_applicants_want_for_round_2/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With 10 Applicants .Art Gets Scheduled For An ICANN Last Resort Auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new gTLD .Art just got on the ICANN schedule for a last resort auction. There are 10 applicants for .Art and the ICANN auction is scheduled tentatively for July 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/18/with-10-applicants-art-gets-scheduled-for-an-icann-last-resort-auction/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/18/with-10-applicants-art-gets-scheduled-for-an-icann-last-resort-auction/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai Releases Q1 2015 State of the Internet &ndash; Security Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai Technologies, Inc. </span><span>...</span><span lang="EN"> announced the availability of the Q1 2015 State of the Internet &ndash; Security Report. This quarter&rsquo;s report, which provides analysis and insight into the global cloud security threat landscape, can be downloaded at</span><span>...<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2015/press-051915.html"><span>http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2015/press-051915.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai report: DDoS attacks doubled in Q1 2015, SSDP top attack vector<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in first quarter of 2015 has more than doubled the number of DDoS attacks in Q1 of 2014, according to Akamai Technologies&rsquo; Q1 2015 State of the Internet Security report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2925152/microsoft-subnet/akamai-report-ddos-attacks-doubled-in-q1-2015-ssdp-top-attack-vector.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2925152/microsoft-subnet/akamai-report-ddos-attacks-doubled-in-q1-2015-ssdp-top-attack-vector.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DDoS attacks are getting worse, as attackers shift tactics and targets<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Attackers that harness the power of thousands or millions of devices to flood networks with data are shifting tactics to pack a smaller, but much longer-lasting punch.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/akamai-internet-security-report-q1-2015/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/article/akamai-internet-security-report-q1-2015/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">HTTPS-crippling attack threatens tens of thousands of Web and mail servers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tens of thousands of HTTPS-protected websites, mail servers, and other widely used Internet services are vulnerable to a new attack that lets eavesdroppers read and modify data passing through encrypted connections, a team of computer scientists has found.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/05/https-crippling-attack-threatens-tens-of-thousands-of-web-and-mail-servers/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/05/https-crippling-attack-threatens-tens-of-thousands-of-web-and-mail-servers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Logjam Attack on Diffie-Hellman Threatens Security of Browsers, VPNs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Researchers have uncovered a flaw in the way that some servers handle the Diffie-Hellman key exchange, a bug that&rsquo;s somewhat similar to the FREAK attack and threatens the security of many Web and mail servers. The bug affects all of the major browsers and any server that supports export-grade 512-bit Diffie-Hellman cryptography.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/new-logjam-attack-on-diffie-hellman-threatens-security-of-browsers-vpns/112916"><span>https://threatpost.com/new-logjam-attack-on-diffie-hellman-threatens-security-of-browsers-vpns/112916</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">No sign hackers got info in attack on German parliament system - spokeswoman<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The German Bundestag lower house of parliament is trying to repair its computer system after a hacking attack but there are no indications yet that hackers accessed information, a parliamentary spokeswoman said on Saturday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/16/uk-germany-cybersecurity-idUKKBN0O10LD20150516"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/16/uk-germany-cybersecurity-idUKKBN0O10LD20150516</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Security Firm Redefines APT: African Phishing Threat<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A security firm made headlines earlier this month when it boasted it had thwarted plans by organized Russian cyber criminals to launch an attack against multiple US-based banks. But a closer look at the details behind that report suggests the actors in question were relatively unsophisticated Nigerian phishers who&rsquo;d simply registered a bunch of new fake bank Web sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/05/security-firm-redefines-apt-african-phishing-threat/"><span>http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/05/security-firm-redefines-apt-african-phishing-threat/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">us: St. Louis Federal Reserve Falls Victim to DNS Hijack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis confirmed this week that it fell victim to a DNS hijack last month that may have redirected users to bogus webpages and exposed customers to phishing, malware and other attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/st-louis-federal-reserve-falls-victim-to-dns-hijack/112896"><span>https://threatpost.com/st-louis-federal-reserve-falls-victim-to-dns-hijack/112896</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">us: Penn State Offline Following Advanced Two-Year Cyberattack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Penn State announced that its school of engineering was the victim of a more than two-year long cyberattack perpetuated by advanced persistent threat groups.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/penn-state-offline-following-advanced-two-year-cyberattack/112872"><span>https://threatpost.com/penn-state-offline-following-advanced-two-year-cyberattack/112872</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Wildly popular Facebook scam attack hits .ninja<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside&rsquo;s .ninja appears to be the victim of a broad, highly effective affiliate marketing scam that targets Indians and exploits Facebook&rsquo;s trademark.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18557-wildly-popular-facebook-scam-attack-hits-ninja"><span>http://domainincite.com/18557-wildly-popular-facebook-scam-attack-hits-ninja</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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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">Key Pirate Bay Domains Must Be Seized, Court Rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a decision handed down minutes ago the Stockholm District Court has ordered two key domains owned by The Pirate Bay to be seized. While the ruling means that the site will lose its famous ThePirateBay.se domain, don't expect the site to simply disappear. TPB informs TorrentFreak that they have plenty more domains left in store.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/key-pirate-bay-domains-must-be-seized-court-rules-150519/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/key-pirate-bay-domains-must-be-seized-court-rules-150519/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pirate Bay Moves to GS, LA, VG, AM, MN and GD Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A few hours ago news broke that The Pirate Bay's .SE domain will soon be seized. The prosecution and copyright holders have welcomed the decision, but the Pirate Bay teams seems unimpressed. Shortly after the ruling they set up six new domain names which they will rotate for the time being.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-moves-to-gs-la-vg-am-mn-and-gd-domains-150519/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-moves-to-gs-la-vg-am-mn-and-gd-domains-150519/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EZTV shuts down after hostile take over, site is being run by the people behind the coup<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EZTV, one of the world&rsquo;s most recognizable TV-torrent sites is calling it quits after losing its domain names and data in a hostile takeover.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techspot.com/news/60716-eztv-shuts-down-after-hostile-take-over-domains.html"><span>http://www.techspot.com/news/60716-eztv-shuts-down-after-hostile-take-over-domains.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: Liz Kendall's Labour leadership website name hijacked by troll<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Liz Kendall&rsquo;s campaign to be the next Labour leader may have received a welcome boost from the endorsement of frontbencher Tristram Hunt, but the Leicester West MP has had her first taste of some high-profile trolling.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/20/liz-kendalls-labour-leadership-website-name-hijacked-by-troll"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/20/liz-kendalls-labour-leadership-website-name-hijacked-by-troll</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Supermarket giant shuts Walmart.horse website after joke has bolted<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The greatest horse-based web domain in history is no more: Walmart.horse has disappeared from the internet following a complaint from the American megastore chain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/19/jeph-jacques-walmart-horse-website"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/19/jeph-jacques-walmart-horse-website</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Panelist asks complainant to modify its case to snag domain registered in 1995<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I&rsquo;m dumbfounded.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">A single member UDRP panelist with National Arbitration Forum has ordered the domain name VideoLink.com be transferred &mdash; after, apparently, asking the complainant to modify its argument to the panelist&rsquo;s liking.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/18/panelist-asks-complainant-to-modify-its-case-to-snag-domain-registered-in-1995/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/18/panelist-asks-complainant-to-modify-its-case-to-snag-domain-registered-in-1995/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Government Outpacing Private Sector in IPv6 Adoption, Official Says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the supply of new Internet Protocol addresses in the U.S. is expected to be exhausted by this summer, new government data shows more than half of public federal web domains have already transitioned to an upgraded protocol.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/government-could-be-outpacing-private-sector-ipv6-adoption/113056/"><span>http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/government-could-be-outpacing-private-sector-ipv6-adoption/113056/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Enom.com Informs Customers of &ldquo;Very Sophisticated Attack&rdquo; But No Domains Were Stolen<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In an email to tonight from Taryn Naidu CEO of Enom.com told its customers that they "recently became the subject of what appears to be a very sophisticated attack by a group that targets large internet infrastructure companies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/20/enom-com-informs-customers-of-very-sophisticated-attack-but-no-domains-were-stolen/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/20/enom-com-informs-customers-of-very-sophisticated-attack-but-no-domains-were-stolen/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">May 2015 Web Server Survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the May 2015 survey we received responses from 857,927,160 sites and 5,281,889 computers. The number of sites detected increased by nearly 9M this month after two consecutive months of losses. The number of web facing computers also increased by 54k.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/19/may-2015-web-server-survey.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/19/may-2015-web-server-survey.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recapping NameJet&rsquo;s hot domain name sales month<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As measured by the number of domain name sales closing at or above $2,000, so far 2015 is shaping up to be NameJet&rsquo;s best year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/20/recapping-namejets-hot-domain-name-sales-month/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/20/recapping-namejets-hot-domain-name-sales-month/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Flippa Acquires Domain Holdings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Our friends at Flippa are celebrating a huge milestone today. We&rsquo;re thrilled to announce that Flippa, the world&rsquo;s largest marketplace for buying and selling domains, websites and apps, is now even better.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.sitepoint.com/big-news-domain-industry-flippa-acquires-domain-holdings/"><span>http://www.sitepoint.com/big-news-domain-industry-flippa-acquires-domain-holdings/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Flippa acquires Domain Holdings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Flippa has acquired domain name brokerage Domain Holdings for an unspecified price. The combined companies expect to generate $70 million in revenue over the next 12 months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/20/flippa-acquires-domain-holdings/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/20/flippa-acquires-domain-holdings/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Organised crime targeting more Australians than ever, Crime Commission report says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Organised crime is targeting more Australians than ever before and becoming more sophisticated, resilient and dangerous, the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) has found.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-20/organised-crime-using-technology-to-become-more-sophisticated/6482916"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-20/organised-crime-using-technology-to-become-more-sophisticated/6482916</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 11 May 04:36 2015

auDA domain news - 11 May

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Kommen bald auch Second Level Domains unter .au

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

 

Businesses call on regulators to stop .sucks “extortion”

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

 

Has .sucks abandoned its Sunrise Premium program?

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) Charter Amendments

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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Kommen bald auch Second Level Domains unter .au

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

club: Celebrating Our First Birthday!

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Businesses call on regulators to stop .sucks “extortion”

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

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

 

Has .sucks abandoned its Sunrise Premium program?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Donuts New gTLD Growth and Analysis (Second Report)

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

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

 

It sucks to be a brand

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Twenty UK charities sign up for .ngo domain name

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

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

 

Unmet Fundamental Requisites for a Successful gTLDs Program by Alex Tajirian

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

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

 

This week’s new TLDs (retroactive edition)

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

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

 

Tucows gets $1.5 million for marketing .Online domain name

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

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

 

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Upcoming event: Conference on Cyber-related Research & Development

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

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

 

Russia and China Pledge Not to Hack Each Other

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

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

 

eu: High-level Cybersecurity Conference

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Protect your network with DNS Firewall

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

<http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/05/07/protect-your-network-with-dns-firewall/>

 

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Tucows reports continued growth as mobile services boom

Tucows reported continued revenue growth in an earnings release after the market closed today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/tucows-reports-continued-growth-as-mobile-services-boom/>

 

Rightside posts profit, gets $7.2 million from withdrawing new TLDs

Rightside posts profit and gets big haul from withdrawing new TLD applications.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/rightside-posts-profit-gets-7-2-million-from-withdrawing-new-tlds/>

 

Rightside Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Rightside Group, Ltd. ... announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. "We had a strong start to the year with double digit revenue growth, over half of which was driven by new gTLD registrations. Additionally, we now have 35 gTLDs in 'general availability' and anticipate at least 4 more to launch in 2015," said Chief Executive Officer Taryn Naidu.

<http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=911831>

 

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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2015

Datapipe had the most reliable hosting company website in April, responding successfully to all of Netcraft's requests; Datapipe has now featured in the top ten for eight consecutive months, and has maintained 100% uptime over the last nine years.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/06/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-2015.html>

 

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3-Letter .Coms Continue Reign Taking 3 of the Top 5 Spots on This Week's Domain Sales Chart

I know this is starting to sound like a broken record but 3-letter .coms continue to rock the house. A week after PPP.com topped the chart at $290,000, PAX.com heads this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart after Sedo's Dave Evanson brokered a $200,000 sale of that domain.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150506.htm>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: Cyberhate: the new digital divide? Have you experienced rape threats or other hostility online?

Women over the age of 18 are invited to take part in a new Australian study at the University of New South Wales addressing rape threats and other hostility directed at women online. Cyberhate: the new digital divide? is investigating the types of hostility women experience online, and how women feel about and respond to these experiences. It will investigate whether this type of cyberhate has an impact on the way women participate on the internet and on social media platforms.

<http://www.cyberhateproject.unsw.edu.au/cyberhate-new-digital-divide>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Dallas Buyers Club court case ruling could deter ISPs from fighting similar cases in future, lawyers say

Copyright lawyers are warning that the latest ruling in the Dallas Buyers Club judgement could have a "chilling effect" on future cases.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-07/latest-dallas-buyers-club-court-ruling-chilling-lawyers-say/6452728>

 

au: 10 injunctions per year under new anti-piracy law, govt says

The government believes there will be around 10 injunctions every year to force ISPs to block piracy-related websites under a new law designed to combat online copyright infringement.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574632/10-injunctions-per-year-under-new-anti-piracy-law-govt-says/>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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us: N.S.A. Collection of Bulk Call Data Is Ruled Illegal

A federal appeals court in New York ruled on Thursday that the once-secret National Security Agency program that is systematically collecting Americans’ phone records in bulk is illegal. The decision comes as a fight in Congress is intensifying over whether to end and replace the program, or to extend it without changes.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/us/nsa-phone-records-collection-ruled-illegal-by-appeals-court.html>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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Edward Snowden says Australia’s new data retention laws are 'dangerous'

Edward Snowden has called Australia’s new data retention laws “dangerous” and insisted mass surveillance has allowed acts of terror to occur rather than foiled attacks.

<http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/09/edward-snowden-says-australias-new-data-retention-laws-are-dangerous>

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will lead to a global race to the bottom

At a time when economic inequality around the globe continues to widen, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will only make things worse. Unlike what President Obama claims, the agreement will only encourage a race to the bottom, in which a small percentage of people get ridiculously rich while most workers around the globe stay miserably poor. We can’t let that happen.

<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/08/the-trans-pacific-partnership-will-lead-to-a-global-race-to-the-bottom>

 

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David Goldstein

 

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

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Safeguarding the Open Internet by Marietje Schaake, a member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/open-internet-agreements-by-marietje-schaake-2015-05"><span>http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/open-internet-agreements-by-marietje-schaake-2015-05</span></a></span><span>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US government asks internet community how long it should extend IANA contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/08/us_government_asks_internet_community_how_long_it_should_extend_iana_contract/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/08/us_government_asks_internet_community_how_long_it_should_extend_iana_contract/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICA to ICANN: We&rsquo;ll &ldquo;Vigorously Oppose&rdquo; Changing URS to Facilitate RDNH by Philip Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/no-rdnh-via-urs/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/no-rdnh-via-urs/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kommen bald auch Second Level Domains unter .au<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-kommen-bald-auch-second-level-domains-unter-au-64514.html"><span>http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-kommen-bald-auch-second-level-domains-unter-au-64514.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Businesses call on regulators to stop .sucks &ldquo;extortion&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18503-businesses-call-on-regulators-to-stop-sucks-extortion"><span>http://domainincite.com/18503-businesses-call-on-regulators-to-stop-sucks-extortion</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Has .sucks abandoned its Sunrise Premium program?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18504-has-sucks-abandoned-its-sunrise-premium-program"><span>http://domainincite.com/18504-has-sucks-abandoned-its-sunrise-premium-program</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Safeguarding the Open Internet by Marietje Schaake, a member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Proposals regarding Internet governance are bound to generate serious friction. The online world, after all, has provided enormous opportunities to billions of denizens, largely because it has never been governed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/open-internet-agreements-by-marietje-schaake-2015-05"><span>http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/open-internet-agreements-by-marietje-schaake-2015-05</span></a></span><span>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US government asks internet community how long it should extend IANA contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US government has asked the internet community how long they think it will take to decide on and implement changes to the top level of the internet, and so how long it will need to extend the current IANA contract.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/08/us_government_asks_internet_community_how_long_it_should_extend_iana_contract/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/08/us_government_asks_internet_community_how_long_it_should_extend_iana_contract/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Joint Regional ccTLD Organisations (ROs) statement following the I* London meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week the I* organisations met in London to discuss several issues, one of which was the IANA Stewardship Transition (IST) process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/cctld/05-07-2015/4169/ros-statement-following-i-star-london"><span>https://centr.org/news/cctld/05-07-2015/4169/ros-statement-following-i-star-london</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://aptld.org/system/files/joint_regional_cctld_organisations_ros_statement.pdf"><span>http://aptld.org/system/files/joint_regional_cctld_organisations_ros_statement.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Understanding the IANA Stewardship Transition and enhancing ICANN&rsquo;s accountability by Daniel Fink, ICANN Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Brazil</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">March 14th will be remembered as &ldquo;ground zero&rdquo; of a challenging journey for the multistakeholder model. It was the date chosen by the United States government to announce its intention to transfer stewardship of the IANA functions. But what is the IANA? Who participates in the process? What exactly does it involve? Hopefully, this article will shed some light on these questions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://prensa.lacnic.net/news/en/feb2014_en/understanding-the-iana-stewardship-transition-and-enhancing-icanns-accountability"><span>http://prensa.lacnic.net/news/en/feb2014_en/understanding-the-iana-stewardship-transition-and-enhancing-icanns-accountability</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) Charter Amendments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): In March 2015, the gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) of the GNSO submitted a set of Charter revisions to the Staff for processing in compliance with Phase I of the Process For Amending GNSO Stakeholder Group and Constituency Charters.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICA to ICANN: We&rsquo;ll &ldquo;Vigorously Oppose&rdquo; Changing URS to Facilitate RDNH by Philip Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Thursday, April 30th ICA filed a comment letter with ICANN regarding the &ldquo;Draft Report: Rights Protection Mechanisms Review&rdquo; published earlier this year. This preliminary report paves the way for a more extensive issues report on the new gTLD RPMs that will be delivered to the GNSO Council this fall. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/no-rdnh-via-urs/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/no-rdnh-via-urs/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The gulf of Tonkin: ICANN board responds to monopoly allegations by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Our last blog post raised a significant amount of concern among people involved in the IANA stewardship transition. (This includes members of U.S. Congressional committees tracking the process.) A member of the ICANN board has responded to these concerns, but his response does not quell the controversy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/05/07/the-gulf-of-tonkin-icann-board-responds-to-monopoly-allegations/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/05/07/the-gulf-of-tonkin-icann-board-responds-to-monopoly-allegations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kommen bald auch Second Level Domains unter .au<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Die australische Domain-Verwaltung auDA denkt dar&uuml;ber nach, die Registrierung von .au-Domains direkt auf Ebene der Second Level Domain freizugeben.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-kommen-bald-auch-second-level-domains-unter-au-64514.html"><span>http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-kommen-bald-auch-second-level-domains-unter-au-64514.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Club turns 1 and these 17 registrars are selling domains for $1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Club is celebrating the one year anniversary of its general availability. As part of the celebration, 17 registrars are offering .Club domain names for about a dollar today only.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/club-turns-1-and-these-17-registrars-are-selling-domains-for-1/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/club-turns-1-and-these-17-registrars-are-selling-domains-for-1/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">club: Celebrating Our First Birthday!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One year ago today .CLUB went live! It has been a great and busy year and we have many accomplishments to be proud of. That said, we could not have done it without all of our supporters: our registrar partners, our investors, our friends and families, and most of all, our registrants &ndash; the individuals and businesses who have registered a great .CLUB domain name.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">We share our birthday celebration with you all!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://nic.club/celebrating-our-first-birthday/"><span>http://nic.club/celebrating-our-first-birthday/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">JPNIC and JPRS publish "History of Internet Resources Management in Japan - Focusing on Domain Name and IP Address"<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">JPNIC and JPRS today release the English website "History of Internet Resource Management in Japan - Focusing on Domain Names and IP Addresses" to help people all around the world know more about the development of the Internet in Japan since its emergence.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2015/150507.html"><span>http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2015/150507.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nic.ad.jp/en/topics/2015/20150507-01.html"><span>https://www.nic.ad.jp/en/topics/2015/20150507-01.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<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">Businesses call on regulators to stop .sucks &ldquo;extortion&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s Business Constituency wants US and Canadian regulators to intervene to prevent Vox Populi Registry, which runs .sucks, &ldquo;extorting&rdquo; businesses with its high sunrise fees.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18503-businesses-call-on-regulators-to-stop-sucks-extortion"><span>http://domainincite.com/18503-businesses-call-on-regulators-to-stop-sucks-extortion</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Has .sucks abandoned its Sunrise Premium program?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vox Populi Registry has done away with the &ldquo;Sunrise Premium&rdquo; part of its .sucks launch strategy, if only in name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18504-has-sucks-abandoned-its-sunrise-premium-program"><span>http://domainincite.com/18504-has-sucks-abandoned-its-sunrise-premium-program</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.sucks and ICANN not invited to Congressional hearing on .sucks and ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The witness list in next week&rsquo;s US Congressional hearing into .sucks and ICANN accountability does not feature .sucks or ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18500-sucks-and-icann-not-invited-to-congressional-hearing-on-sucks-and-icann"><span>http://domainincite.com/18500-sucks-and-icann-not-invited-to-congressional-hearing-on-sucks-and-icann</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why won&rsquo;t the new TLDs take off in Sweden?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In April of last year, I wrote about the somewhat lukewarm interest for the new TLDs in Sweden. It has now been a year since then and I can note that interest is no longer lukewarm; instead, it&rsquo;s ice-cold!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/blog/why-wont-the-new-top-level-domains-take-off-in-sweden/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/blog/why-wont-the-new-top-level-domains-take-off-in-sweden/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts New gTLD Growth and Analysis (Second Report)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In our second report of the year, Donuts provides analysis of on the growth and usage of new web addresses, and thoughtful commentary on industry-relevant issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/donuts-new-gtld-growth-and-analysis-second-report"><span>http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/donuts-new-gtld-growth-and-analysis-second-report</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It sucks to be a brand<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .sucks domain has caused controversy among some brand owners due to its pricing structure, but the registry maintains it has done nothing wrong. TBO finds out more.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/it-sucks-to-be-a-brand"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/it-sucks-to-be-a-brand</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot What? The surprisingly interesting history of the Internet domain system.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On a daily basis, you probably type dozens of URLs into your browser to get the websites where you read the news, check your email, access your bank records, and shop online. But chances are you don&rsquo;t know much about the complex, decentralized naming and numbering system that makes it all work behind the scenes&mdash;or the worldwide discussion about who should be responsible for overseeing this system when the U.S. government gives up that role at the end of 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/05/icann_transition_the_interesting_history_of_the_internet_domain_name_system.html"><span>http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/05/icann_transition_the_interesting_history_of_the_internet_domain_name_system.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Twenty UK charities sign up for .ngo domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Charities and NGOs around the world can apply for a website with the .ngo domain name, and a number of UK charities have already signed up in the limited registration period.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/twenty-uk-charities-sign-ngo-domain-name/communications/article/1346207"><span>http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/twenty-uk-charities-sign-ngo-domain-name/communications/article/1346207</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Unmet Fundamental Requisites for a Successful gTLDs Program by Alex Tajirian<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New pioneering ideas are not always welcomed or requested by consumers... Henry Ford didn't wait until people wanted a mass-market car. Citibank didn't wait until they wanted ATMs, and Jeff Bezos didn't wait until they decided to shop on their computers. But the three innovators did more than follow a vision. Before they made their respective leaps, they pondered what people did want. They asked themselves some hard questions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150507_unmet_fundamental_requisites_for_a_successful_gtlds_program/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150507_unmet_fundamental_requisites_for_a_successful_gtlds_program/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week&rsquo;s new TLDs (retroactive edition)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s been a busy week and I missed doing my weekly new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> preview. A number of interesting domain names launched this week, so I&rsquo;ll recap what came out and how they did.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/this-weeks-new-tlds-retroactive-edition/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/this-weeks-new-tlds-retroactive-edition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tucows gets $1.5 million for marketing .Online domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tucows&rsquo; withdraw from a partnership to run the .Online registry has resulted in a $1.5 million gain for the company in return for lending marketing support to the new TLD for three years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/08/tucows-gets-1-5-million-for-marketing-online-domain-name/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/08/tucows-gets-1-5-million-for-marketing-online-domain-name/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Upcoming event: Conference on Cyber-related Research &amp; Development<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 9 June 2015 Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) will host a conference on cyber R&amp;D at its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. This conference brings together digital forensic experts from law enforcement services of the EU Member States and accredited representatives of EU industry, academia and research centres. The aim is to facilitate the initiation of joint R&amp;D projects that deliver state-of-the-art digital analysis tools and products that will support the forensic investigations of tomorrow.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.europol.europa.eu/latest_news/upcoming-event-conference-cyber-related-research-development"><span>https://www.europol.europa.eu/latest_news/upcoming-event-conference-cyber-related-research-development</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia and China Pledge Not to Hack Each Other<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If the U.S. intelligence community believes that Russia poses a greater cyber spying threat than China, what will it make of this?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/08/russia-china-pledge-to-not-hack-each-other/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/08/russia-china-pledge-to-not-hack-each-other/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">eu: High-level Cybersecurity Conference<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This event, organised by the European Commission, in cooperation with the European External Action Service, will be devoted to trust and security in the digital world. Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will open the conference.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/high-level-cybersecurity-conference-agenda"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/high-level-cybersecurity-conference-agenda</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber-extortion threat: NZ organisations warned not to pay up<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand organisations are being warned not to give in to cyber-extortion threats.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/cyber-extortion-threat-nz-organisations-warned-not-pay-ck-172371"><span>http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/cyber-extortion-threat-nz-organisations-warned-not-pay-ck-172371</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Protect your network with DNS Firewall<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you run your own mail server, you will quickly find out that 90% of the e-mails you receive are spam. The solution to this problem is e-mail filtering, which rejects or deletes unwanted spam.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/05/07/protect-your-network-with-dns-firewall/"><span>http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/05/07/protect-your-network-with-dns-firewall/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tucows reports continued growth as mobile services boom<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tucows reported continued revenue growth in an earnings release after the market closed today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/tucows-reports-continued-growth-as-mobile-services-boom/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/tucows-reports-continued-growth-as-mobile-services-boom/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside posts profit, gets $7.2 million from withdrawing new TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside posts profit and gets big haul from withdrawing new TLD applications.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/rightside-posts-profit-gets-7-2-million-from-withdrawing-new-tlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/07/rightside-posts-profit-gets-7-2-million-from-withdrawing-new-tlds/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside Group, Ltd. ... announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. "We had a strong start to the year with double digit revenue growth, over half of which was driven by new gTLD registrations. Additionally, we now have 35 gTLDs in 'general availability' and anticipate at least 4 more to launch in 2015," said Chief Executive Officer Taryn Naidu.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=911831"><span>http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=911831</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Datapipe had the most reliable hosting company website in April, responding successfully to all of Netcraft's requests; Datapipe has now featured in the top ten for eight consecutive months, and has maintained 100% uptime over the last nine years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/06/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-2015.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/06/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-2015.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">3-Letter .Coms Continue Reign Taking 3 of the Top 5 Spots on This Week's Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I know this is starting to sound like a broken record but 3-letter .coms continue to rock the house. A week after PPP.com topped the chart at $290,000, PAX.com heads this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart after Sedo's Dave Evanson brokered a $200,000 sale of that domain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150506.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150506.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Cyberhate: the new digital divide? Have you experienced rape threats or other hostility online?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Women over the age of 18 are invited to take part in a new Australian study at the University of New South Wales addressing rape threats and other hostility directed at women online. Cyberhate: the new digital divide? is investigating the types of hostility women experience online, and how women feel about and respond to these experiences. It will investigate whether this type of cyberhate has an impact on the way women participate on the internet and on social media platforms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cyberhateproject.unsw.edu.au/cyberhate-new-digital-divide"><span>http://www.cyberhateproject.unsw.edu.au/cyberhate-new-digital-divide</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Dallas Buyers Club court case ruling could deter ISPs from fighting similar cases in future, lawyers say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Copyright lawyers are warning that the latest ruling in the Dallas Buyers Club judgement could have a "chilling effect" on future cases.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-07/latest-dallas-buyers-club-court-ruling-chilling-lawyers-say/6452728"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-07/latest-dallas-buyers-club-court-ruling-chilling-lawyers-say/6452728</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: 10 injunctions per year under new anti-piracy law, govt says</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The government believes there will be around 10 injunctions every year to force ISPs to block piracy-related websites under a new law designed to combat online copyright infringement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574632/10-injunctions-per-year-under-new-anti-piracy-law-govt-says/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574632/10-injunctions-per-year-under-new-anti-piracy-law-govt-says/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">us: N.S.A. Collection of Bulk Call Data Is Ruled Illegal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A federal appeals court in New York ruled on Thursday that the once-secret National Security Agency program that is systematically collecting Americans&rsquo; phone records in bulk is illegal. The decision comes as a fight in Congress is intensifying over whether to end and replace the program, or to extend it without changes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/us/nsa-phone-records-collection-ruled-illegal-by-appeals-court.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/us/nsa-phone-records-collection-ruled-illegal-by-appeals-court.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Edward Snowden says Australia&rsquo;s new data retention laws are 'dangerous'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Edward Snowden has called Australia&rsquo;s new data retention laws &ldquo;dangerous&rdquo; and insisted mass surveillance has allowed acts of terror to occur rather than foiled attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/09/edward-snowden-says-australias-new-data-retention-laws-are-dangerous"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/09/edward-snowden-says-australias-new-data-retention-laws-are-dangerous</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Trans-Pacific Partnership will lead to a global race to the bottom<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At a time when economic inequality around the globe continues to widen, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will only make things worse. Unlike what President Obama claims, the agreement will only encourage a race to the bottom, in which a small percentage of people get ridiculously rich while most workers around the globe stay miserably poor. We can&rsquo;t let that happen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/08/the-trans-pacific-partnership-will-lead-to-a-global-race-to-the-bottom"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/08/the-trans-pacific-partnership-will-lead-to-a-global-race-to-the-bottom</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 7 May 05:28 2015

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Vint Cerf: U.S. needs to step away from ICANN oversight

<http://fedscoop.com/vint-cerf-u-s-icann-oversight>

 

A Call to the Global ccTLD Community on the IANA Stewardship Transition – Let’s Have Our Voice Heard by Byron Holland

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-call-to-the-global-cctld-community-on-the-iana-stewardship-transition-let-s-have-our-voice-heard-en>

 

Whois privacy reforms incoming

<http://domainincite.com/18487-whois-privacy-reforms-incoming>

 

Adult domain sunrises break records despite trademark counsel “domain fatigue”

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ee8419eb-8a6b-45ec-8dbc-59be616a365f>

 

Vixie Proposes 'Cooling-Off Period' For New Domains To Deter Cybercrime

<http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/vixie-proposes-cooling-off-period-for-new-domains-to-deter-cybercrime/d/d-id/1320310>

 

Vint Cerf tells Internet users to ask ISPs for IPv6

<http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/telecoms-and-nbn/67944-video-vint-cerf-tells-internet-users-to-ask-isps-for-ipv6>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Future of the Internet

Vint Cerf, also known as a co-founder of the Internet, spoke on the future of the Web. He addressed the importance of adopting new technologies to ensure Internet security. Other topics included Internet policy, “net neutrality,” and encryption technology. Following his prepared remarks he answered written questions from audience members.

<http://www.c-span.org/video/?325750-1/google-vice-president-vint-cerf-future-internet>

 

Vint Cerf: U.S. needs to step away from ICANN oversight

Vint Cerf, widely regarded as one of the "fathers of the Internet," said it's time for the United States to relinquish oversight of ICANN, allowing a global multistakeholder group to take over management responsibilities.

<http://fedscoop.com/vint-cerf-u-s-icann-oversight>

 

Internet governance: What if the sky really is falling?

There is nothing, I have observed, that makes readers’ eyes glaze over quite like a discussion of “Internet governance.” It is entirely understandable; there has been a fair bit of hand-waving and even hand-wringing, about Internet governance over the past couple of decades – I have been among the guilty on this – and nothing much ever actually happens; governance talk turns out to be just that – talk – while the Internet seems to purr along quite well from one day to the next, with no more “governance” than it seemed to have ten or twenty years ago, thank you very much.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/05/04/internet-governance-what-if-the-sky-really-is-falling/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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A Call to the Global ccTLD Community on the IANA Stewardship Transition – Let’s Have Our Voice Heard by Byron Holland

On April 22, the working group responsible for developing a proposal for a system to replace the role the United States Government currently has with IANA published its second – and likely final – draft proposal for public comment. With the withdrawal of the U.S. Government, the development of the Internet has reached a critical juncture. I believe that input from the global ccTLD managers is critical to ensuring our community's unique needs are reflected in the final proposal.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-call-to-the-global-cctld-community-on-the-iana-stewardship-transition-let-s-have-our-voice-heard-en>

 

IDN ccTLD Request from Greece Successfully Passes String Evaluation

ICANN is pleased to announce the successful evaluation of the proposed IDN ccTLD string for Greece.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-04-en>

 

WEBINAR: Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability): Presentation on the Draft Report for Public Comment

The Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability was established to initiate a related process to the IANA Stewardship Transition process to ensure that ICANN's accountability and transparency commitments to the global Internet community are maintained and enhanced in the absence of its historical contractual relationship with the U.S. Government.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-04-en>

 

ICANN Holds Calls with Community on Public Comments Submitted on the Draft FY16 Operating Plan and Budget

ICANN will be holding community calls during which the comments submitted on the Draft FY16 Operating Plan and Budget will be presented by the submitters to ICANN Staff, in order to enhance the understanding of the comments, and thus supporting an improved response quality.

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

 

GNSO Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group Initial Report

Purpose (Brief): This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain community input on the Initial Report from the GNSO's Policy Development Process Working Group on issues relating to the accreditation of privacy and proxy service providers.

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

 

The Internet – a key to growth and job revival in Europe

What is keeping Spain and Italy from fully exploiting the potential of the Internet economy? At a time when both countries are striving to re-ignite their economic engines, the Internet could be the key to a growth and jobs revival – but how do we get there?

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-internet-a-key-to-growth-and-job-revival-in-europe>

 

Meet The NextGen <at> ICANN 53 Buenos Aires Members

ICANN's Development and Public Responsibility Department (DPRD) is pleased to announce the newest group of admitted members to the popular NextGen <at> ICANN program. Started less than a year ago, this program has grown and become one of the most exciting opportunities for members of the next generation of Internet users to get involved with ICANN and the global Internet community.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/meet-the-nextgen-icann-53-buenos-aires-members>

 

Letter from American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) to ICANN

New gTLD application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ascap-to-icann-24apr15-en.pdf>

 

The Caribbean spirit – our awareness efforts in Saint Lucia

It is always a pleasure to come to the Caribbean; not only because of the beautiful natural landscape and incredible food but also (and above all) because of its people. The culture and language may be different but yet you feel home. They have this unique hospitality and continuous appreciation for each of the many visitors that come to their countries. That Caribbean spirit permeated and manifested itself in all our activities this week.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-caribbean-spirit-our-awareness-efforts-in-saint-lucia>

 

A Community Message from Fadi Chehadé

Following the posting of draft proposals for public comment by Cross Community Working Groups on the IANA Stewardship Transition (CWG-Stewardship) and on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability), ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé reflects on these accomplishments and gives his view of the road ahead.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMusmAcQpu0>

 

ICANN Board Member and Former GAC Chair to Give Evidence in .Africa Case by Michele Neylon

The controversy over the competing .africa TLD applications has been going on for some time. A recent decision by the International Centre For Dispute Resolution (ICDR) said that ICANN had breached its own by-laws and has questioned why ICANN won't allow a current board member and the former GAC Chair to speak to them and provide evidence. A letter that was published on the ICANN site yesterday suggests that ICANN may have changed their tune.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2015/05/05/icann-board-member-and-former-gac-chair-to-give-evidence-in-africa-case/>

 

Don’t be afraid of ICANN's Intellectual Property Constituency

If you would like to join ICANN’s nearly 400-member Intellectual Property Constituency but are concerned that it might be too technical or that you will be overwhelmed by material then Gregory Shatan of Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, President of the IPC is keen to reassure you.

<http://www.managingip.com/Article/3450483/Managing-Trade-marks-Archive/Dont-be-afraid-of-ICANNs-Intellectual-Property-Constituency.html>

 

Whois privacy reforms incoming

Whois privacy services will become regulated by ICANN under proposals published today, but there’s a big disagreement about whether all companies should be allowed to use them.

<http://domainincite.com/18487-whois-privacy-reforms-incoming>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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.Club domain names by the numbers

.Club celebrates the first anniversary of its general availability tomorrow. The TLD has eclipsed 200,000 domain names, making it one of the most-registered new TLDs.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/06/club-domain-names-by-the-numbers/>

 

de Is Everywhere – The Homes of .de Domains: DENIC domain map 2014: The regional distribution of .de domains in Germany

In every district and every city of Germany, you find .de domains. They are literally everywhere. The re-gional domain statistics 2014 published by DENIC, the registry for .de domains, map their distribution in detail. As at 31 December 2014, about 14.6 million .de domains were registered in 402 cities and districts of Germany. Adding to these numbers are more than one million domains of holders whose place of resi-dence is abroad. In total, about 15.8 million .de domains were registered at the end of 2014. Domain de-velopment in 2014 was slightly slower than in the preceding years and confirmed the East-West divide of .de domain distribution.

<http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/press-releases/press/4021.html>

 

.Com domain name winners and losers

ICANN just published the most recent .com transactions report, reflecting registrar results for .com from January.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/05/com-domain-name-winners-and-losers/>

 

Berlin Still Number One For .DE, While Osnabruck Leads On Per Capita Basis

Berlin is the city with easily the most .de domain names registered in Germany. As of 31 December 2014 there were 955,484 registered out of a total of 14.6 million. And a further one million domains are registered outside Germany.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23760>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/05/berlin-number-one-for-de/>

 

Public Interest Registry Launches OnGood for NGOs to Increase Awareness Online

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) has officially launched its OnGood community website on Wednesday, making it generally available to international non-governmental organizations who register for .NGO and .ONG domain names.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/public-interest-registry-launches-ongood-for-ngos-to-increase-awareness-online>

 

NiRA Opens .Ng Domain Name under ‘i.ng’ Zone – Udeagu

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has added a new boost to the cyberspace with the registration of new domain names under the ‘.i.ng’ zone.

<http://dailytimes.com.ng/nira-opens-ng-domain-name-under-i-ng-zone-udeagu/>

 

InternetNZ announces new funding for internet research

InternetNZ has today announced the recipients of its latest Community Grants funding round, focused on internet research.

<http://bizedge.co.nz/story/internetnz-announces-new-funding-internet-research/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Congress to put .sucks on trial

The US Congress is to hold a hearing to look into the .sucks gTLD and ICANN accountability.

<http://domainincite.com/18495-congress-to-put-sucks-on-trial>

 

Adult domain sunrises break records despite trademark counsel “domain fatigue”

After a record-breaking double sunrise period for its ‘.adult’ and ‘.porn’ gTLD strings, ICM Registry has announced it is expanding its programme for trademark owners by allowing sunrise B applicants access to its domain matching programme. The move comes at a time when, according to ICM Registry’s legal counsel, trademark counsel are clearly suffering from “domain fatigue”.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ee8419eb-8a6b-45ec-8dbc-59be616a365f>

 

As ‘.sucks’ goes on marketing offensive, counsel are urged to engage on new gTLDs

One talking point at this year’s INTA Annual meeting has been the marketing offensive launched by ‘.sucks’. During the conference it has been hard to ignore the mobile billboard driving around with ‘inta.sucks’ emblazoned on its side, or to avoid having ‘.sucks’ branded condoms pressed into your hands. We have also heard rumours that more marketing activities are planned.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=530f2469-40a7-4738-97a3-5efe9685f60e>

 

URS, Trademark Clearinghouse Flaws Called Out in Responses to ICANN TM Rights Report

Rights protection mechanisms (RPM) designed to protect trademark owners in the new gTLD program have seen limited participation due in part to their inherent weaknesses, comments on an ICANN draft report suggest.

<http://www.bna.com/urs-trademark-clearinghouse-n17179926139/>

 

J. Scott Evans: the early riser

INTA’s president for 2015, J. Scott Evans, has some clear aims for his tenure and some strong opinions on a range of trademark issues. WIPR found out more. ... On a less positive note, however, Evans reveals his worries about the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), a group of government members that advises ICANN, an organisation INTA has worked with for a long time.

<http://www.worldipreview.com/article/inta-interview-the-early-riser>

 

Most ICANN new gTLD breaches were over a year ago

Almost three quarters of the security breaches logged against ICANN’s new gTLD portal occurred over a three-month period in early 2014, DI can reveal.

<http://domainincite.com/18483-most-icann-new-gtld-breaches-were-over-a-year-ago>

 

New TLDs (.XYZ?) boost Web.com’s bookings

Many in the domain name community blasted Web.com and .xyz for the hundreds of thousands of free domain names Web.com gave away last year through Network Solutions. Was it, perhaps, a brilliant business move?

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/04/new-tlds-xyz-boost-web-coms-bookings/>

 

.porn and .adult sunrises net around 8,000 sales

The sunrise periods for .porn and .adult netted just shy of 4,000 domains per TLD, according to ICM Registry.

<http://domainincite.com/18479-porn-and-adult-sunrises-net-around-8000-sales>

 

No Trouble Finding Celebrities on .porn Sunrise Registration List

Scores of celebrities, cartoon characters and brand names decided to register new .porn gTLD domain names in the recently concluded sunrise period.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=194123>

 

“Naked aggression” or genius? .sucks trolls trademark event

.sucks registry Vox Populi has annoyed intellectual property interests by trolling a trademark conference with a .sucks mobile billboard.

<http://domainincite.com/18474-naked-aggression-or-genius-sucks-trolls-trademark-event>

 

Rightside Adds 3 New TLDs to Its Portfolio

Rightside ... has added three new TLDs: .FAMILY, .STUDIO, and .LIVE for users looking for more descriptive and memorable alternatives to .com.

<http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=910793>

 

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SECURITY

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Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf argued Monday that more users should encrypt their data, and that the encryption back doors the U.S. FBI and other law enforcement agencies are asking for will weaken online security.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574170/cerf-thinks-encryption-back-doors-would-super-risky/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/574170/cerf-thinks-encryption-back-doors-would-super-risky/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Running for President? Better Name Your Website Domain Early

A message to anyone considering a political campaign: buy your domain names. Every possible one. And do so early. The latest example of a candidate who did not secure a website URL: Carly Fiorina, whose failure to register carlyfiorina.org allowed a group to use that Web address to host a site critical of her tenure at Hewlett-Packard on the day she announced her candidacy.

<http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/05/04/running-for-president-register-your-domain-names-early/>

 

US Presidential Candidate Really Should Have Remembered To Register Her Domain Name

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina just announced that she’s running for US President, gunning for the GOP presidential bid along with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. But it looks like she forgot to register her domain names before jumping into the political arena. Whoops.

<http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/05/us-presidential-candidate-really-should-have-remembered-to-register-her-domain-name/>

 

Vixie Proposes 'Cooling-Off Period' For New Domains To Deter Cybercrime

There's no legitimate reason for a new Internet domain name to be registered and go live in less than a minute, Internet pioneer Paul Vixie. "My challenge: Come up with a non-criminal reason you might need that" speed of setting up a new domain name, he says.

<http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/vixie-proposes-cooling-off-period-for-new-domains-to-deter-cybercrime/d/d-id/1320310>

 

us: $100,000 for a website domain name? Rand Paul pays up

A tip for people thinking of running for president: Get the rights to your name on the Internet early; failure to do so just cost Sen. Rand Paul $100,000.

<http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-rand-paul-domain-name-20150506-story.html>

 

us: Rand Paul paid $100,000 for his domain. What other domains cost that much?

In his first day on the 2016 campaign trail, Rand Paul raised just less than $1 million -- meaning that he only spent a little more than two hours worth of said fundraising on RandPaul.com. For you see, the National Journal reports that Paul's team laid out $100,980 to buy the domain from the people who'd owned it for years.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/05/06/rand-paul-paid-100000-for-his-domain-what-other-domains-cost-that-much/>

 

us: Rand Paul Apparently Paid $100,000 for RandPaul.com

Days before Paul launched his bid for president, his campaign shelled out more than $100,000 to a domain-buying firm to purchase a "domain name." Soon after, RandPaul.com, which had previously been a pro-Paul site run by his fans, emerged as the official portal for the campaign.

<http://www.nationaljournal.com/2016-elections/rand-paul-apparently-paid-100-000-for-randpaul-com-20150506>

 

Trolling in the name of Republicans: website squatters beat candidates to the punch

A popular website for the former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina went live on Monday morning, as she announced her candidacy for president.

<http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/04/republicans-carly-fiorina-website-squatters>

 

Ted Cruz 2016? Try 2032

Please welcome the president of the future. With Tuesday's addition of Mike Huckabee, the Republican presidential field for 2016 seems to be shaping up. But speculators have been busy for years trying to guess which candidates will be throwing their hats into the ring for 2020 and even into the 2030s.

<http://www.cnbc.com/id/102650699>

 

Dot-brand gTLD guilty of domain name hijacking

Fashion retailer Mango, which owns its own dot-brand gTLD, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking after allegedly doctoring evidence in a .uk cybersquatting case.

<http://domainincite.com/18493-dot-brand-gtld-guilty-of-domain-name-hijacking>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Get ready to wait in line for more IPv4 addresses

For some time now, we've been writing about how IPv4 addresses are running out. Very soon, ARIN, which distributes IP addresses in North America, will have to say "no" to a member requesting IPv4 addresses, even though they qualify for getting them.

<http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/05/get-ready-to-wait-in-line-for-more-ipv4-addresses/>

 

Vint Cerf tells Internet users to ask ISPs for IPv6

At the US National Press Club, ‘Father of the Internet’ Vint Cerf and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google talks IPv6 for ‘Internet of Things' and more.

<http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/telecoms-and-nbn/67944-video-vint-cerf-tells-internet-users-to-ask-isps-for-ipv6>

 

'Internet of Things' demands more Web addresses, Internet founder says

An explosion in the number of devices that needed Internet protocol addresses as part of the "Internet of Things" has created a slower Internet for some users and a series of website problems, online pioneer Vint Cerf said Monday.

<http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/05/04/vint-cerf-internet-of-things-needs-more-sites/26890517/>

 

IPv4 – Beyond Exhaustion: The Real Market for IPv4 Addresses

Dire predictions about IPv4 address exhaustion have been made. Yes, it is true most IPv4 addresses have been allocated, but did you know that 800 million to 1 billion of the IPv4 addresses allocated are not in use?

<http://telecomreseller.com/2015/05/05/ipv4-beyond-exhaustion-the-real-market-for-ipv4-addresses/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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INTA 2015: Trademark Practitioners Must Redefine Their Role in Branding

The 137th International Trademark Association (INTA) annual meeting just wrapped up in San Diego, and by all accounts, it was the biggest ever—with nearly 10,000 trademark practitioners from more than 150 countries in attendance. ... A major talking point this year was the marketing tactics of the .sucks gTLD: a mobile billboard bearing the words “inta.sucks”; a large screen displaying well-known brands followed by the “.sucks” suffix; and even “.sucks” condoms being handed out in the name of brand protection (possibly).

<http://brandchannel.com/2015/05/06/inta-trademark-brand-050615/>

 

People wasting money on Princess Charlotte Domain Names

People register domain names whenever a celebrity baby is born, and the news of the latest British royal baby is Princess Charlotte is no exception.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/04/people-wasting-money-on-princess-charlotte-domain-names/>

 

An Overview On The Domain Names Sector

About Domain Names: Domain names are unique names that identify websites. When you access a website, the domain name is dynamically translated to an IP address by a service called the DNS. Ensuring the security and stability of the DNS is among the key responsibilities of ICANN.

<http://seekingalpha.com/article/3136836-an-overview-on-the-domain-names-sector>

 

Verisign wants patent for “Searchable Web Whois”

Verisign has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a “searchable web whois”. The application was filed in 2012 and just published today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/05/verisign-wants-patent-for-searchable-web-whois/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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The value of short domain names with Andrew Rosener – DNW Podcast #31

Andrew Rosener, founder of domain name brokerage Media Options, discusses the rapid price appreciation of short domain names including 2 and 3-character domains (and even longer). Why are they shooting up in value? How much are they worth?

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/04/the-value-of-short-domain-names-with-andrew-rosener-dnw-podcast-31/>

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Dallas Buyers Club: Federal Court orders internet service providers pay 75pc of film owner's legal costs

The Federal Court has ordered a group of internet service providers, including iiNet, to pay 75 per cent of the legal costs relating to the Dallas Buyers Club copyright case.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-06/federal-court-orders-isps-pay-dallas-buyers-club-legal-costs/6449670>

 

iiNet infringers a step closer to Dallas Buyers Club notices

iiNet users who illegally downloaded Hollywood blockbuster Dallas Buyers Club are a step closer to receiving a letter for infringing copyright.

<http://www.afr.com/technology/iinet-infringers-a-step-closer-to-dallas-buyers-club-notices-20150506-ggvg8p>

 

iiNet dealt another blow in Dallas Buyers Club piracy case

iiNet and a group of other Australian internet service providers have been ordered to pay 75 per cent of Dallas Buyers Club's owners' legal costs after failing to convince a judge to not hand over the identities of pirates alleged to have shared the studio's film online.

<http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/iinet-dealt-another-blow-in-dallas-buyers-club-piracy-case-20150506-ggvg5o.html>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Fairfax v. Telstra: Metadata Ruling Adds Confusion to Australia's Privacy Laws

An Australian journalist has won the right to obtain his metadata from telco provider Telstra, creating an increasingly murky definition of what constitutes private information.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2407002/fairfax-v-telstra-metadata-ruling-adds-confusion-to-australias-privacy-laws>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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au: NSW Privacy Commissioner calls for mandatory data breach notification

NSW Privacy Commissioner Doctor Elizabeth Coombs has called for amendments to be made to the Privacy and Personal Information Protection (PIPP) Act from 1998 to bring it in line with 21st Century privacy concerns.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574316/nsw-privacy-commissioner-calls-mandatory-data-breach-notification/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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Australia lagging behind in digital maturity due to slow internet speeds; lack of infrastructure, report finds

Australia lags behind other countries in digital maturity and is at significant risk of falling further behind without government commitment and investment to develop Australia into a truly digital economy, a new report released today has found.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-04/australia-lagging-behind-in-digital-maturity-report-finds/6442580>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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au: Labor proposes adopting two-stage NBN policy

In its draft national platform, Labor has said it will need to complete the National Broadband Network (NBN) in two stages, rather than immediately returning to its original fibre-to-the-premises rollout.

<http://www.zdnet.com/article/labor-proposes-adopting-two-stage-nbn-policy/>

 

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf: U.S. needs to step away from ICANN oversight<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Call to the Global ccTLD Community on the IANA Stewardship Transition &ndash; Let&rsquo;s Have Our Voice Heard</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Byron Holland</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Whois privacy reforms incoming<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18487-whois-privacy-reforms-incoming"><span>http://domainincite.com/18487-whois-privacy-reforms-incoming</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Adult domain sunrises break records despite trademark counsel &ldquo;domain fatigue&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ee8419eb-8a6b-45ec-8dbc-59be616a365f"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ee8419eb-8a6b-45ec-8dbc-59be616a365f</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vixie Proposes 'Cooling-Off Period' For New Domains To Deter Cybercrime<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/vixie-proposes-cooling-off-period-for-new-domains-to-deter-cybercrime/d/d-id/1320310"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/vixie-proposes-cooling-off-period-for-new-domains-to-deter-cybercrime/d/d-id/1320310</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf tells Internet users to ask ISPs for IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/telecoms-and-nbn/67944-video-vint-cerf-tells-internet-users-to-ask-isps-for-ipv6"><span>http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/telecoms-and-nbn/67944-video-vint-cerf-tells-internet-users-to-ask-isps-for-ipv6</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<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">Future of the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf, also known as a co-founder of the Internet, spoke on the future of the Web. He addressed the importance of adopting new technologies to ensure Internet security. Other topics included Internet policy, &ldquo;net neutrality,&rdquo; and encryption technology. Following his prepared remarks he answered written questions from audience members.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.c-span.org/video/?325750-1/google-vice-president-vint-cerf-future-internet"><span>http://www.c-span.org/video/?325750-1/google-vice-president-vint-cerf-future-internet</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf: U.S. needs to step away from ICANN oversight<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf, widely regarded as one of the "fathers of the Internet," said it's time for the United States to relinquish oversight of ICANN, allowing a global multistakeholder group to take over management responsibilities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://fedscoop.com/vint-cerf-u-s-icann-oversight"><span>http://fedscoop.com/vint-cerf-u-s-icann-oversight</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet governance: What if the sky really is falling?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There is nothing, I have observed, that makes readers&rsquo; eyes glaze over quite like a discussion of &ldquo;Internet governance.&rdquo; It is entirely understandable; there has been a fair bit of hand-waving and even hand-wringing, about Internet governance over the past couple of decades &ndash; I have been among the guilty on this &ndash; and nothing much ever actually happens; governance talk turns out to be just that &ndash; talk &ndash; while the Internet seems to purr along quite well from one day to the next, with no more &ldquo;governance&rdquo; than it seemed to have ten or twenty years ago, thank you very much.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/05/04/internet-governance-what-if-the-sky-really-is-falling/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/05/04/internet-governance-what-if-the-sky-really-is-falling/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Call to the Global ccTLD Community on the IANA Stewardship Transition &ndash; Let&rsquo;s Have Our Voice Heard</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Byron Holland</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On April 22, the working group responsible for developing a proposal for a system to replace the role the United States Government currently has with IANA published its second &ndash; and likely final &ndash; draft proposal for public comment. With the withdrawal of the U.S. Government, the development of the Internet has reached a critical juncture. I believe that input from the global ccTLD managers is critical to ensuring our community's unique needs are reflected in the final proposal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-call-to-the-global-cctld-community-on-the-iana-stewardship-transition-let-s-have-our-voice-heard-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-call-to-the-global-cctld-community-on-the-iana-stewardship-transition-let-s-have-our-voice-heard-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IDN ccTLD Request from Greece Successfully Passes String Evaluation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN is pleased to announce the successful evaluation of the proposed IDN ccTLD string for Greece.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>WEBINAR: Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability): Presentation on the Draft Report for Public Comment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability was established to initiate a related process to the IANA Stewardship Transition process to ensure that ICANN's accountability and transparency commitments to the global Internet community are maintained and enhanced in the absence of its historical contractual relationship with the U.S. Government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Holds Calls with Community on Public Comments Submitted on the Draft FY16 Operating Plan and Budget<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN will be holding community calls during which the comments submitted on the Draft FY16 Operating Plan and Budget will be presented by the submitters to ICANN Staff, in order to enhance the understanding of the comments, and thus supporting an improved response quality.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO Privacy &amp; Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group Initial Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain community input on the Initial Report from the GNSO's Policy Development Process Working Group on issues relating to the accreditation of privacy and proxy service providers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet &ndash; a key to growth and job revival in Europe<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What is keeping Spain and Italy from fully exploiting the potential of the Internet economy? At a time when both countries are striving to re-ignite their economic engines, the Internet could be the key to a growth and jobs revival &ndash; but how do we get there?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-internet-a-key-to-growth-and-job-revival-in-europe"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-internet-a-key-to-growth-and-job-revival-in-europe</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Meet The NextGen <at> ICANN 53 Buenos Aires Members<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's Development and Public Responsibility Department (DPRD) is pleased to announce the newest group of admitted members to the popular NextGen <at> ICANN program. Started less than a year ago, this program has grown and become one of the most exciting opportunities for members of the next generation of Internet users to get involved with ICANN and the global Internet community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/meet-the-nextgen-icann-53-buenos-aires-members"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/meet-the-nextgen-icann-53-buenos-aires-members</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) to ICANN</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ascap-to-icann-24apr15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ascap-to-icann-24apr15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Caribbean spirit &ndash; our awareness efforts in Saint Lucia<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It is always a pleasure to come to the Caribbean; not only because of the beautiful natural landscape and incredible food but also (and above all) because of its people. The culture and language may be different but yet you feel home. They have this unique hospitality and continuous appreciation for each of the many visitors that come to their countries. That Caribbean spirit permeated and manifested itself in all our activities this week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-caribbean-spirit-our-awareness-efforts-in-saint-lucia"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-caribbean-spirit-our-awareness-efforts-in-saint-lucia</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Community Message from Fadi Chehad&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following the posting of draft proposals for public comment by Cross Community Working Groups on the IANA Stewardship Transition (CWG-Stewardship) and on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability), ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehad&eacute; reflects on these accomplishments and gives his view of the road ahead.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMusmAcQpu0"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMusmAcQpu0</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Board Member and Former GAC Chair to Give Evidence in .Africa Case by Michele Neylon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The controversy over the competing .africa TLD applications has been going on for some time. A recent decision by the International Centre For Dispute Resolution (ICDR) said that ICANN had breached its own by-laws and has questioned why ICANN won't allow a current board member and the former GAC Chair to speak to them and provide evidence. A letter that was published on the ICANN site yesterday suggests that ICANN may have changed their tune.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2015/05/05/icann-board-member-and-former-gac-chair-to-give-evidence-in-africa-case/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2015/05/05/icann-board-member-and-former-gac-chair-to-give-evidence-in-africa-case/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Don&rsquo;t be afraid of ICANN's Intellectual Property Constituency<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you would like to join ICANN&rsquo;s nearly 400-member Intellectual Property Constituency but are concerned that it might be too technical or that you will be overwhelmed by material then Gregory Shatan of Abelman, Frayne &amp; Schwab, President of the IPC is keen to reassure you.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.managingip.com/Article/3450483/Managing-Trade-marks-Archive/Dont-be-afraid-of-ICANNs-Intellectual-Property-Constituency.html"><span>http://www.managingip.com/Article/3450483/Managing-Trade-marks-Archive/Dont-be-afraid-of-ICANNs-Intellectual-Property-Constituency.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Whois privacy reforms incoming<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Whois privacy services will become regulated by ICANN under proposals published today, but there&rsquo;s a big disagreement about whether all companies should be allowed to use them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18487-whois-privacy-reforms-incoming"><span>http://domainincite.com/18487-whois-privacy-reforms-incoming</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<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">.Club domain names by the numbers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Club celebrates the first anniversary of its general availability tomorrow. The </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> has eclipsed 200,000 domain names, making it one of the most-registered new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/06/club-domain-names-by-the-numbers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/06/club-domain-names-by-the-numbers/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">de Is Everywhere &ndash; The Homes of .de Domains</span><span>: DENIC domain map 2014: The regional distribution of .de domains in Germany</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In every district and every city of Germany, you find .de domains. They are literally everywhere. The re-gional domain statistics 2014 published by DENIC, the registry for .de domains, map their distribution in detail. As at 31 December 2014, about 14.6 million .de domains were registered in 402 cities and districts of Germany. Adding to these numbers are more than one million domains of holders whose place of resi-dence is abroad. In total, about 15.8 million .de domains were registered at the end of 2014. Domain de-velopment in 2014 was slightly slower than in the preceding years and confirmed the East-West divide of .de domain distribution.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/press-releases/press/4021.html"><span>http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/press-releases/press/4021.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Com domain name winners and losers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN just published the most recent .com transactions report, reflecting registrar results for .com from January.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/05/com-domain-name-winners-and-losers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/05/com-domain-name-winners-and-losers/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Berlin Still Number One For .DE, While Osnabruck Leads On Per Capita Basis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Berlin is the city with easily the most .de domain names registered in Germany. As of 31 December 2014 there were 955,484 registered out of a total of 14.6 million. And a further one million domains are registered outside Germany.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23760"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23760</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/05/berlin-number-one-for-de/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/05/05/berlin-number-one-for-de/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Public Interest Registry Launches OnGood for NGOs to Increase Awareness Online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Public Interest Registry (PIR) has officially launched its OnGood community website on Wednesday, making it generally available to international non-governmental organizations who register for .NGO and .ONG domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/public-interest-registry-launches-ongood-for-ngos-to-increase-awareness-online"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/public-interest-registry-launches-ongood-for-ngos-to-increase-awareness-online</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NiRA Opens .Ng Domain Name under &lsquo;i.ng&rsquo; Zone &ndash; Udeagu<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has added a new boost to the cyberspace with the registration of new domain names under the &lsquo;.i.ng&rsquo; zone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dailytimes.com.ng/nira-opens-ng-domain-name-under-i-ng-zone-udeagu/"><span>http://dailytimes.com.ng/nira-opens-ng-domain-name-under-i-ng-zone-udeagu/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">InternetNZ announces new funding for internet research<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">InternetNZ has today announced the recipients of its latest Community Grants funding round, focused on internet research.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://bizedge.co.nz/story/internetnz-announces-new-funding-internet-research/"><span>http://bizedge.co.nz/story/internetnz-announces-new-funding-internet-research/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Congress to put .sucks on trial<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US Congress is to hold a hearing to look into the .sucks gTLD and ICANN accountability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18495-congress-to-put-sucks-on-trial"><span>http://domainincite.com/18495-congress-to-put-sucks-on-trial</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Adult domain sunrises break records despite trademark counsel &ldquo;domain fatigue&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After a record-breaking double sunrise period for its &lsquo;.adult&rsquo; and &lsquo;.porn&rsquo; gTLD strings, ICM Registry has announced it is expanding its programme for trademark owners by allowing sunrise B applicants access to its domain matching programme. The move comes at a time when, according to ICM Registry&rsquo;s legal counsel, trademark counsel are clearly suffering from &ldquo;domain fatigue&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ee8419eb-8a6b-45ec-8dbc-59be616a365f"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ee8419eb-8a6b-45ec-8dbc-59be616a365f</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; goes on marketing offensive, counsel are urged to engage on new gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One talking point at this year&rsquo;s INTA Annual meeting has been the marketing offensive launched by &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo;. During the conference it has been hard to ignore the mobile billboard driving around with &lsquo;inta.sucks&rsquo; emblazoned on its side, or to avoid having &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; branded condoms pressed into your hands. We have also heard rumours that more marketing activities are planned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=530f2469-40a7-4738-97a3-5efe9685f60e"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=530f2469-40a7-4738-97a3-5efe9685f60e</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">URS, Trademark Clearinghouse Flaws Called Out in Responses to ICANN TM Rights Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rights protection mechanisms (RPM) designed to protect trademark owners in the new g</span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> program have seen limited participation due in part to their inherent weaknesses, comments on an I</span><span>CANN</span><span lang="EN"> draft report suggest.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/urs-trademark-clearinghouse-n17179926139/"><span>http://www.bna.com/urs-trademark-clearinghouse-n17179926139/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">J. Scott Evans: the early riser<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTA&rsquo;s president for 2015, J. Scott Evans, has some clear aims for his tenure and some strong opinions on a range of trademark issues. WIPR found out more. ... On a less positive note, however, Evans reveals his worries about the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), a group of government members that advises ICANN, an organisation INTA has worked with for a long time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldipreview.com/article/inta-interview-the-early-riser"><span>http://www.worldipreview.com/article/inta-interview-the-early-riser</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Most ICANN new gTLD breaches were over a year ago<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Almost three quarters of the security breaches logged against ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD portal occurred over a three-month period in early 2014, DI can reveal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18483-most-icann-new-gtld-breaches-were-over-a-year-ago"><span>http://domainincite.com/18483-most-icann-new-gtld-breaches-were-over-a-year-ago</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 (.XYZ?) boost Web.com&rsquo;s bookings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Many in the domain name community blasted Web.com and .xyz for the hundreds of thousands of free domain names Web.com gave away last year through Network Solutions. Was it, perhaps, a brilliant business move?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/04/new-tlds-xyz-boost-web-coms-bookings/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/04/new-tlds-xyz-boost-web-coms-bookings/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.porn and .adult sunrises net around 8,000 sales<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The sunrise periods for .porn and .adult netted just shy of 4,000 domains per TLD, according to ICM Registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18479-porn-and-adult-sunrises-net-around-8000-sales"><span>http://domainincite.com/18479-porn-and-adult-sunrises-net-around-8000-sales</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">No Trouble Finding Celebrities on .porn Sunrise Registration List<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Scores of celebrities, cartoon characters and brand names decided to register new .porn gTLD domain names in the recently concluded sunrise period.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=194123"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=194123</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;Naked aggression&rdquo; or genius? .sucks trolls trademark event<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.sucks registry Vox Populi has annoyed intellectual property interests by trolling a trademark conference with a .sucks mobile billboard.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18474-naked-aggression-or-genius-sucks-trolls-trademark-event"><span>http://domainincite.com/18474-naked-aggression-or-genius-sucks-trolls-trademark-event</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside Adds 3 New TLDs to Its Portfolio<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside ... has added three new TLDs: .FAMILY, .STUDIO, and .LIVE for users looking for more descriptive and memorable alternatives to .com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=910793"><span>http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=910793</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">SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf argued Monday that more users should encrypt their data, and that the encryption back doors the U.S. FBI and other law enforcement agencies are asking for will weaken online security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574170/cerf-thinks-encryption-back-doors-would-super-risky/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574170/cerf-thinks-encryption-back-doors-would-super-risky/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/574170/cerf-thinks-encryption-back-doors-would-super-risky/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/574170/cerf-thinks-encryption-back-doors-would-super-risky/</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">Running for President? Better Name Your Website Domain Early<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A message to anyone considering a political campaign: buy your domain names. Every possible one. And do so early. The latest example of a candidate who did not secure a website URL: Carly Fiorina, whose failure to register carlyfiorina.org allowed a group to use that Web address to host a site critical of her tenure at Hewlett-Packard on the day she announced her candidacy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/05/04/running-for-president-register-your-domain-names-early/"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/05/04/running-for-president-register-your-domain-names-early/</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 Presidential Candidate Really Should Have Remembered To Register Her Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina just announced that she&rsquo;s running for US President, gunning for the GOP presidential bid along with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. But it looks like she forgot to register her domain names before jumping into the political arena. Whoops.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/05/us-presidential-candidate-really-should-have-remembered-to-register-her-domain-name/"><span>http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/05/us-presidential-candidate-really-should-have-remembered-to-register-her-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">Vixie Proposes 'Cooling-Off Period' For New Domains To Deter Cybercrime<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There's no legitimate reason for a new Internet domain name to be registered and go live in less than a minute, Internet pioneer Paul Vixie. "My challenge: Come up with a non-criminal reason you might need that" speed of setting up a new domain name, he says.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/vixie-proposes-cooling-off-period-for-new-domains-to-deter-cybercrime/d/d-id/1320310"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/vixie-proposes-cooling-off-period-for-new-domains-to-deter-cybercrime/d/d-id/1320310</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">us: $100,000 for a website domain name? Rand Paul pays up</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A tip for people thinking of running for president: Get the rights to your name on the Internet early; failure to do so just cost Sen. Rand Paul $100,000.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-rand-paul-domain-name-20150506-story.html"><span>http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-rand-paul-domain-name-20150506-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">us: Rand Paul paid $100,000 for his domain. What other domains cost that much?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In his first day on the 2016 campaign trail, Rand Paul raised just less than $1 million -- meaning that he only spent a little more than two hours worth of said fundraising on RandPaul.com. For you see, the National Journal reports that Paul's team laid out $100,980 to buy the domain from the people who'd owned it for years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/05/06/rand-paul-paid-100000-for-his-domain-what-other-domains-cost-that-much/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/05/06/rand-paul-paid-100000-for-his-domain-what-other-domains-cost-that-much/</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: Rand Paul Apparently Paid $100,000 for RandPaul.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Days before Paul launched his bid for president, his campaign shelled out more than $100,000 to a domain-buying firm to purchase a "domain name." Soon after, RandPaul.com, which had previously been a pro-Paul site run by his fans, emerged as the official portal for the campaign.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/2016-elections/rand-paul-apparently-paid-100-000-for-randpaul-com-20150506"><span>http://www.nationaljournal.com/2016-elections/rand-paul-apparently-paid-100-000-for-randpaul-com-20150506</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Trolling in the name of Republicans: website squatters beat candidates to the punch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A popular website for the former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina went live on Monday morning, as she announced her candidacy for president.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/04/republicans-carly-fiorina-website-squatters"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/04/republicans-carly-fiorina-website-squatters</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ted Cruz 2016? Try 2032<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Please welcome the president of the future. With Tuesday's addition of Mike Huckabee, the Republican presidential field for 2016 seems to be shaping up. But speculators have been busy for years trying to guess which candidates will be throwing their hats into the ring for 2020 and even into the 2030s.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/102650699"><span>http://www.cnbc.com/id/102650699</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-brand gTLD guilty of domain name hijacking<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fashion retailer Mango, which owns its own dot-brand gTLD, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking after allegedly doctoring evidence in a .uk cybersquatting case.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18493-dot-brand-gtld-guilty-of-domain-name-hijacking"><span>http://domainincite.com/18493-dot-brand-gtld-guilty-of-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">Get ready to wait in line for more IPv4 addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For some time now, we've been writing about how IPv4 addresses are running out. Very soon, ARIN</span><span>,</span><span lang="EN"> which distributes IP addresses in North America, will have to say "no" to a member requesting IPv4 addresses, even though they qualify for getting them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/05/get-ready-to-wait-in-line-for-more-ipv4-addresses/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/05/get-ready-to-wait-in-line-for-more-ipv4-addresses/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf tells Internet users to ask ISPs for IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the US National Press Club, &lsquo;Father of the Internet&rsquo; Vint Cerf and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google talks IPv6 for &lsquo;Internet of Things' and more.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/telecoms-and-nbn/67944-video-vint-cerf-tells-internet-users-to-ask-isps-for-ipv6"><span>http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/telecoms-and-nbn/67944-video-vint-cerf-tells-internet-users-to-ask-isps-for-ipv6</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">'Internet of Things' demands more Web addresses, Internet founder says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An explosion in the number of devices that needed Internet protocol addresses as part of the "Internet of Things" has created a slower Internet for some users and a series of website problems, online pioneer Vint Cerf said Monday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/05/04/vint-cerf-internet-of-things-needs-more-sites/26890517/"><span>http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/05/04/vint-cerf-internet-of-things-needs-more-sites/26890517/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv4 &ndash; Beyond Exhaustion: The Real Market for IPv4 Addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dire predictions about IPv4 address exhaustion have been made. Yes, it is true most IPv4 addresses have been allocated, but did you know that 800 million to 1 billion of the IPv4 addresses allocated are not in use?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://telecomreseller.com/2015/05/05/ipv4-beyond-exhaustion-the-real-market-for-ipv4-addresses/"><span>http://telecomreseller.com/2015/05/05/ipv4-beyond-exhaustion-the-real-market-for-ipv4-addresses/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTA 2015: Trademark Practitioners Must Redefine Their Role in Branding<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The 137th International Trademark Association (INTA) annual meeting just wrapped up in San Diego, and by all accounts, it was the biggest ever&mdash;with nearly 10,000 trademark practitioners from more than 150 countries in attendance.</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">A major talking point this year was the marketing tactics of the .sucks gTLD: a mobile billboard bearing the words &ldquo;inta.sucks&rdquo;; a large screen displaying well-known brands followed by the &ldquo;.sucks&rdquo; suffix; and even &ldquo;.sucks&rdquo; condoms being handed out in the name of brand protection (possibly).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://brandchannel.com/2015/05/06/inta-trademark-brand-050615/"><span>http://brandchannel.com/2015/05/06/inta-trademark-brand-050615/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">People wasting money on Princess Charlotte Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">People register domain names whenever a celebrity baby is born, and the news of the latest British royal baby is Princess Charlotte is no exception.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/04/people-wasting-money-on-princess-charlotte-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/04/people-wasting-money-on-princess-charlotte-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Overview On The Domain Names Sector<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">About Domain Names: Domain names are unique names that identify websites. When you access a website, the domain name is dynamically translated to an IP address by a service called the DNS. Ensuring the security and stability of the DNS is among the key responsibilities of ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://seekingalpha.com/article/3136836-an-overview-on-the-domain-names-sector"><span>http://seekingalpha.com/article/3136836-an-overview-on-the-domain-names-sector</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign wants patent for &ldquo;Searchable Web Whois&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a &ldquo;searchable web whois&rdquo;. The application was filed in 2012 and just published today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/05/verisign-wants-patent-for-searchable-web-whois/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/05/verisign-wants-patent-for-searchable-web-whois/</span></a>&gt;</span><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">The value of short domain names with Andrew Rosener &ndash; DNW Podcast #31<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Andrew Rosener, founder of domain name brokerage Media Options, discusses the rapid price appreciation of short domain names including 2 and 3-character domains (and even longer). Why are they shooting up in value? How much are they worth?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/04/the-value-of-short-domain-names-with-andrew-rosener-dnw-podcast-31/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/04/the-value-of-short-domain-names-with-andrew-rosener-dnw-podcast-31/</span></a>&gt;<br><br>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Dallas Buyers Club: Federal Court orders internet service providers pay 75pc of film owner's legal costs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Federal Court has ordered a group of internet service providers, including iiNet, to pay 75 per cent of the legal costs relating to the Dallas Buyers Club copyright case.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-06/federal-court-orders-isps-pay-dallas-buyers-club-legal-costs/6449670"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-06/federal-court-orders-isps-pay-dallas-buyers-club-legal-costs/6449670</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">iiNet infringers a step closer to Dallas Buyers Club notices<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">iiNet users who illegally downloaded Hollywood blockbuster Dallas Buyers Club are a step closer to receiving a letter for infringing copyright.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/technology/iinet-infringers-a-step-closer-to-dallas-buyers-club-notices-20150506-ggvg8p"><span>http://www.afr.com/technology/iinet-infringers-a-step-closer-to-dallas-buyers-club-notices-20150506-ggvg8p</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">iiNet dealt another blow in Dallas Buyers Club piracy case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">iiNet and a group of other Australian internet service providers have been ordered to pay 75 per cent of Dallas Buyers Club's owners' legal costs after failing to convince a judge to not hand over the identities of pirates alleged to have shared the studio's film online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/iinet-dealt-another-blow-in-dallas-buyers-club-piracy-case-20150506-ggvg5o.html"><span>http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/iinet-dealt-another-blow-in-dallas-buyers-club-piracy-case-20150506-ggvg5o.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 CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fairfax v. Telstra: Metadata Ruling Adds Confusion to Australia's Privacy Laws<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Australian journalist has won the right to obtain his metadata from telco provider Telstra, creating an increasingly murky definition of what constitutes private information.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2407002/fairfax-v-telstra-metadata-ruling-adds-confusion-to-australias-privacy-laws"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2407002/fairfax-v-telstra-metadata-ruling-adds-confusion-to-australias-privacy-laws</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">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: NSW Privacy Commissioner calls for mandatory data breach notification<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NSW Privacy Commissioner Doctor Elizabeth Coombs has called for amendments to be made to the Privacy and Personal Information Protection (PIPP) Act from 1998 to bring it in line with 21st Century privacy concerns.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574316/nsw-privacy-commissioner-calls-mandatory-data-breach-notification/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/574316/nsw-privacy-commissioner-calls-mandatory-data-breach-notification/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia lagging behind in digital maturity due to slow internet speeds; lack of infrastructure, report finds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia lags behind other countries in digital maturity and is at significant risk of falling further behind without government commitment and investment to develop Australia into a truly digital economy, a new report released today has found.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-04/australia-lagging-behind-in-digital-maturity-report-finds/6442580"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-04/australia-lagging-behind-in-digital-maturity-report-finds/6442580</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">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Labor proposes adopting two-stage NBN policy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In its draft national platform, Labor has said it will need to complete the National Broadband Network (NBN) in two stages, rather than immediately returning to its original fibre-to-the-premises rollout.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/labor-proposes-adopting-two-stage-nbn-policy/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/article/labor-proposes-adopting-two-stage-nbn-policy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 4 May 05:01 2015

auDA domain news - 4 May

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ICANN wants an IANA functions monopoly – will it wreck the transition process to get it? by Milton Mueller

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/28/icann-wants-an-iana-functions-monopoly-and-its-willing-to-wreck-the-transition-process-to-get-it/>

 

How ICANN pressures 'net engineers to give it behind-the-scenes control of the web

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/01/icann_iana_latest/>

 

New gTLD Applicant and GDD Portal Update

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-30-en>

 

ICANN's bill for clawing global DNS from Uncle Sam: $7m and counting

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/icann_scrutiny/>

 

Dumb ICANN bug revealed secret financial data to new gTLD applicants

<http://domainincite.com/18455-dumb-icann-bug-revealed-secret-financial-data-to-new-gtld-applicants>

 

ICM Registry Breaks Record for .Porn, .Adult Sunrise Signups

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=194050>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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ICANN wants an IANA functions monopoly – will it wreck the transition process to get it? by Milton Mueller

At the ARIN meeting April 14, I was stunned by a presentation made by the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team. The CRISP team is composed of representatives drawn from the five regional Internet address registries. Everyone thought the process of developing an acceptable IANA transition proposal for numbers would be simple. Domain names was supposed to be the troublesome one; numbers was going to be the easy one. But now we are learning that what had seemed to be a smooth and stable transition for the numbers IANA functions is being undermined by ICANN’s management, and in a very disturbing way.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/28/icann-wants-an-iana-functions-monopoly-and-its-willing-to-wreck-the-transition-process-to-get-it/>

 

How ICANN pressures 'net engineers to give it behind-the-scenes control of the web

Behind-the-scenes efforts by ICANN's lawyers to force the internet community to grant it perpetual control of critical internet functions have been exposed.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/01/icann_iana_latest/>

 

Apathy continues to overwhelm effort to create an internet ungoverned by America

The effort to create a new global internet governance body has been dealt another blow after just 30 people responded to a critical month-long comment period, a third of which were hostile to the program.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/03/apathy_continues_to_overwhelm_netmundial_governance_effort/>

 

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Strickling at Internet2 Global Summit: Remarks of Lawrence E. Strickling

I am honored to be here to speak at Internet 2’s Global Summit. Internet2 has been a strong partner with NTIA as a recipient of a $62 million Recovery Act broadband grant. With this grant, Internet2 has lit or upgraded over 18,000 miles of a national fiber backbone network. This 100 gigabit per second backbone is accessible to more than 93,000 community anchor institutions through Internet 2’s partnership with regional research and education networks. Several of these networks also received NTIA grants so we know that in Michigan, North Carolina and numerous other states, the good work of Internet 2 and the research and education community is driving higher speeds and lower cost broadband for schools and other institutions of learning.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/remarks-assistant-secretary-strickling-internet2-global-summit>

 

Twenty Years after the Birth of the Modern Internet, U.S. Policies Continue to Help the Internet Grow and Thrive by John B. Morris, Jr., Associate Administrator and Director of Internet Policy, Office of Policy Analysis and Development

Yesterday, I had the great opportunity to speak at the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) to a group of foreign government officials focused on Internet and cybersecurity issues. My talk focused on how NTIA sees the role of the Internet in the U.S. economy, and what key policies have contributed to the strength of the U.S. Internet economy.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/twenty-years-after-birth-modern-internet-us-policies-continue-help-internet-grow-and-thriv>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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New gTLD Applicant and GDD Portal Update

ICANN today announced that the first phase of its investigation into a data exposure issue in the New gTLD Applicant and GDD (Global Domains Division) portals has concluded. These portals contain information from applicants to ICANN's New gTLD Program and new gTLD registry operators. No other systems were affected.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-30-en>

 

Board Approves ICANN Five-Year Operating Plan (FY16-FY20)

On the 26 April 2015, the Board met in Los Angles, California, and approved the ICANN Five-Year Operating Plan (FY16-FY20).

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-01-en>

 

ICG Announces Update Regarding Community Comments and the ICG Forum

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today announced that it has published its process for handling comments submitted to the ICG Forum.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-01-en>

 

ICANN Data Breach Could Result in Unfair Competitive Advantage for New gTLD Applicants

Private data entered into the ICANN portals for new gTLD applicants and the GDD (Global Domains Division) was viewable in at least 36 log in sessions since April 2013, according to an ICANN statement issued on Thursday.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-data-breach-result-unfair-competitive-advantage-new-gtld-applicants>

 

Senate Judiciary Leaders Ask New IP Czar to Facilitate ICANN-Focused Conversations by Philip Corwin

Daniel Marti was nominated to become the new White House “IP Czar” in August 2014 to replace Victoria Espinel. His predecessor, in yet another illustration of Washington’s “revolving door” shuffling key individuals between the government and private sector, departed the post a year earlier to become head of BSA/The Software Alliance, the leading trade group for the software industry.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-judiciary-to-ip-czar/>

 

ICANN has spent $7M trying to get control of DNS from U.S. gov

Domain directory manager ICANN is reported to have spent nearly $7 million trying to gain complete control of the global DNS registries from the U.S. government in a bid to dominate how web address are allocated online.

<http://www.digitaljournal.com/internet/icann-has-spent-over-7m-trying-to-get-control-of-dns-from-us-gov/article/432291>

 

ICANN's bill for clawing global DNS from Uncle Sam: $7m and counting

Domain-name overseer ICANN is failing in two fundamental tasks, according to the US government, while spending millions of dollars of internet users' money trying to take control of the critical IANA technical contract.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/icann_scrutiny/>

 

Dumb ICANN bug revealed secret financial data to new gTLD applicants

Secret financial projections were among 330 pieces of confidential data revealed by an ICANN security bug.

<http://domainincite.com/18455-dumb-icann-bug-revealed-secret-financial-data-to-new-gtld-applicants>

 

Confidential information exposed over 300 times in ICANN security snafu

Two months after claiming there was "no indication" that confidential information was exposed in a security cock-up, domain name overseer ICANN has admitted it happened on at least 330 occasions.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/confidential_information_exposed_over_300_times_in_icann_security_snafu/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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DomainWire Global TLD Stat Report (Q1/2015)

The latest of CENTRs 'DomainWire Stat Report' is available (Edition 11 - Quarter 1, 2015). The report provides a global status update on TLDs (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs) with a focus on European ccTLDs.

<https://centr.org/news/04-30-2015/domainwire-global-tld-stat-report-2015_1>

 

dk: New deadline for deletion of non-validated domain name applications

In connection to the new requirement of registrant validations, DK Hostmaster has extended the time before applications are deleted to now be 60 days in total.

<https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/new-deadline-for-deletion-of-non-validated-domain-name-applications/>

 

New TLD .fit launches and partners with the Arnold Sports Festival

Minds + Machines Group, the owner and operator of the new .fit TLD, is delighted to announced that the Arnold Sports Festival, one of the many inspiring organizations associated with Arnold Schwarzenegger—the international film-star and seven-time Mr. Olympia winner—has taken several .fit domains names, including Arnold.fit and Arnoldsports.fit.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/04/new-top-level-domain-fit-launches-and-partners-with-the-arnold-sports-festival/>

 

The .ME Domain Hits 800,000 Registrations

We are proud to announce that .ME domain name has passed 800,000 domain registrations! Since its launch in 2008 Montenegro’s country code domain has been marketed as a premier choice for building a personal brand and it quickly became one of the favourite new extensions among creative individuals who want to stand out online.

<http://domain.me/the-me-domain-hits-800000-registrations/>

 

12K and counting as Dot Kiwi captures NZ imagination

After a year of significant changes to New Zealand’s domain landscape, Dot Kiwi has sold more than 12,000 .kiwi domain names during its first year of operation.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/574065/12k-counting-dot-kiwi-captures-nz-imagination/>

 

Auction and release of one-character .se domains

.SE has decided to allow registration of .se domain names with only one character. The most attractive domain names will be released through an auction on Tradera.

<https://www.iis.se/english/news/auction-and-release-of-one-character-se-domains/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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ICM Registry Breaks Record for .Porn, .Adult Sunrise Signups

ICM Registry today said that its .porn and .adult domain extensions each received about 4,000 registrations during the sunrise trademark period.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=194050>

 

.Porn and .Adult domain names break sunrise records

ICM Registry domainsICM Registry announced today that its .Porn and .Adult domain names each received about 4,000 registrations during the sunrise trademark period. That’s more than any other new TLDs to date.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/30/porn-and-adult-domain-names-break-sunrise-records/>

 

ICM Just Made $1.2 Million On Sunrise Registrations For A $370K Investment

The ICM registry, which is the operator of .XXX, announced a short time ago that their two new extensions .porn and .adult each got around 4,000 registrations in the Sunrise Period which was opened to trademark holders.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/30/icm-just-made-1-2-million-on-sunrise-registrations-for-a-370k-investment/>

 

Donuts New gTLD Growth and Analysis (Second Report)

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

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

 

Lessons from .build one year after launch: Q&A with CEO and Founder George Minardos

The .build domain namespace opened in General Availability in April 2014, as a domain name designed specifically for the online needs of the building industry and beyond. As the appointed technical provider for .build, ARI Registry Services powered the launch and continued technical operations for this global domain name.

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/lessons-from-build-one-year-after-launch-qa-with-ceo-and-founder-george-minardos/>

 

Rising to the new gTLD challenge

The coming months will show how brands rise to the challenges and opportunities of an internet audience that is still relatively uninformed about the new gTLD programme, says Samantha Demetriou of domain name strategy consultancy FairWinds Partners.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/rising-to-the-new-gtld-challenge>

 

Toward Effective Governance Of The .nyc TLD

While there are no published governance documents for the .nyc TLD, it’s our understanding that oversight is shared by representatives from the Department of Information and Telecom Technology, the Economic Development Corporation, the Office of Innovation and Technology, with the Department of Law advising. It’s a fluid process outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with the contractor implementing consensus decisions.

<http://www.connectingnyc.org/toward-effective-governance-of-the-nyc-tld/>

 

Legal gTLDs on offer at INTA

Lexsynergy, a domain name management company, has announced it will be giving away .lawyer and .attorney domain names for free at the International Trademark Association’s upcoming annual conference.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/legal-gtlds-on-offer-at-inta-4358>

 

.xyz dismisses own ads as “puffery”

XYZ.com has dismissed its own claim that .xyz is the “next .com” as “mere opinion or puffery”, in an attempt to resolve a false advertising lawsuit filed by Verisign.

<http://domainincite.com/18447-xyz-dismisses-own-ads-as-puffery>

 

Who thinks Microsoft Edge SUCKS? Microsoft

Microsoft relaunched Internet Explorer this week as Edge – and the software giant is already prepared to accept that the new browser may absolutely suck.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/microsoft_edge_sucks/>

 

Time running out to shape ICANN’s review of trademark protection mechanisms [subscription]

The comment period for ICANN’s Rights Protection Mechanisms Review closes in two days. With just four comments posted to date, time is fast running out for counsel to help shape the organisation’s review of the trademark protections built into the gTLD programme.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/detail.aspx?g=3f750161-9db9-43e0-bb37-9bf682d15338>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Security team of the CZ.NIC Association will lead an international project

To strengthen trust and cooperation between national security teams and share their know-how and tools — these are the main objectives of the project Cyber ​​Security in Danube Region, which will be launched on April 1 and will be led by the CZ.NIC Association, which operates the National Security Team CSIRT.CZ. Other project collaborators include organizations from Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia and Moldova.

<http://www.nic.cz/page/2762/security-team-of-the-cz.nic-association-will-lead-an-international-project/>

 

Cyber warmongering in full swing

Friday, and I'm minded to follow up on some earlier columns, starting with this one from February about anti-virus veteran Mikko Hyppönen who said the internet is a huge social experiment on privacy, and nobody knows where it's going. There's more the internet social experiment though, namely cyber warfare.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11441662>

 

The Internet of Stupid Things by Geoff Huston

In those circles where Internet prognostications abound and policy makers flock to hear grand visions of the future, we often hear about the boundless future represented by “The Internet of Things”. This phrase encompasses some decades of the computing industry’s transition from computers as esoteric pieces of engineering affordable only by nations, to mainframes, desktops, laptops, handhelds, and now wrist computers. Where next? In the vision of the Internet of Things we are going to expand the Internet beyond people and press on with connecting up our world using billions of these chattering devices in every aspect of our world.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-04/iotst.html>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Brands take note! How Staedtler failed to get FIMO.CLUB

I think you’ll agree with me when I say: If you have a well known brand, which is also a global trademark, and a third party registers your brand.club, then obviously you can get it back legally. Piece of cake, right? Wrong! Here is one controversial WIPO domain name decision, which serves as a warning to global brands.

<http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/staedtler-lost-fimo-club-domain/>

 

Historic Pirate Bay Domain Decision Will Arrive Early May

After hearing argument from both the prosecutor and the organization in control of Sweden's .SE domain names this week, the Stockholm District Court will now consider the fate of two key Pirate Bay domains. With a verdict due in less than two weeks, will the Court order a historic confiscation or will the notorious site maintain its Swedish links?

<http://torrentfreak.com/historic-pirate-bay-domain-decision-will-arrive-early-may-150430/>

 

UDRP Spotlight: A New gTLD UDRP

In the olden days of UDRP complaints, when pleadings were submitted on printed paper, the domain landscape was ruled exclusively by TLDs such as .COM, .NET, .ORG, and their neglected cousin .BIZ. When a cybersquatter created some sort of not-too-clever knockoff of a well-known brand and was then hauled before the imposing authority of the NAF or the WIPO, Panels routinely said that the TLD of a domain can be discarded like an inedible apple stem since they add nothing to meaning of a domain or to the analysis of the first UDRP element: likelihood of confusion between the domain and the asserted trademark. Decisions involving domains in these “legacy” TLDs still apply this philosophy.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/udrp-spotlight-new-gtld-udrp>

 

MPAA Funds Pro-Copyright Scholars to Influence Politics

While entertainment companies and authorities believe they are necessary to stem the tide of online infringement, many current anti-piracy strategies are putting Internet users at risk. Domain suspensions, seizures, plus search engine down-rankings are all playing a part in creating a less-safe online environment.

<http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-measures-putting-internet-users-at-risk-150503/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Call for Comments for a Draft SLA for the IANA Numbering Services

On 15 January, 2015, the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team submitted the Internet Numbers Community Proposal to the request for proposals issued by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG).

<https://www.nro.net/news/call-for-comments-for-a-draft-sla-for-the-iana-numbering-services>

 

Registration is now open for APNIC 40

Registration is now open for APNIC 40 in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 3 to 10 September 2015.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/04/27/registration-is-now-open-for-apnic-40/>

 

Vint Cerf on ACM, internet issues, and quantum and machine computing

Vint Cerf, co-creator of the internet and polymath icon is continuing to be a catalyst for global innovation and change as he clearly demonstrates in my engaging chat with the legend. His influence on government, industry, education, society and its ripple effect with executives, technology professionals, enterprises, SMBs and consumers plus history is without measure.

<http://www.itworldcanada.com/blog/vint-cerf-on-acm-internet-issues-and-quantum-and-machine-computing/374085>

 

Marksmen and Com Laude, Launch MCL Domains To Be Based In Seattle

Marksmen and Com Laude, announce the launch of MCL Domains "offering efficient, reliable corporate domain name management services for North America.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/01/marksmen-and-com-laude-launch-mcl-domains-to-be-based-in-seattle/>

 

DE-CIX Frankfurt Surpasses New Record Traffic Peak of 4 Terabits per Second

DE-CIX, the world’s leading exchange operator, announces that it has exceeded a new traffic milestone of 4 Terabit/s at its flagship Frankfurt exchange. For the past week, new record traffic peaks have inched up daily toward this incredible number, and the 4 Terabit/s level was finally surpassed on Tuesday evening, April 28.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/news/de-cix-frankfurt-surpasses-new-record-traffic-peak-of-4-terabits-per-second.html>

 

DomainFest to hold one-day event this June

DomainFest is heading to Bulgaria for a special one-day conference a little over a month from now.

<http://domainincite.com/18444-domainfest-to-hold-one-day-event-this-june>

 

A look at Neustar’s domain name base

Neustar reported earnings yesterday and released updated information on its base of domain names registered.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/30/a-look-at-neustars-domain-name-base/>

 

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DigitalOcean becomes the second largest hosting company in the world

DigitalOcean has grown to become the second-largest hosting company in the world in terms of web-facing computers, and shows no signs of slowing down.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/01/digitalocean-becomes-the-second-largest-hosting-company-in-the-world.html>

 

Hostinger hosts over 90% of all Steam phishing sites

Netcraft blocked more than 1,400 Steam phishing URLs last month, spread across 331 different websites. Surprisingly, more than 90% of these sites were hosted by just one company: Hostinger.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/04/28/hostinger-hosts-over-90-of-all-steam-phishing-sites.html>

 

Canadian Web Host CleverHost Partners with SiteLock for Website Security

Canadian web hosting company CleverHost announced on Thursday that it recently started offering its customers website security services from SiteLock.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/canadian-web-host-cleverhost-partners-sitelock-website-security>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Domain Matches Stock Ticker & Creates Direct Connection to GoDaddy Investor Relations Page

GoDaddy Inc. ... announced today it has bought the domain name GDDY.com. When visited, GDDY.com takes individuals to GoDaddy's Investor Relations page, enabling anyone to quickly find out more about the company. Right of the Dot, LLC, a domain name consulting service, helped broker the sale of the name.

<https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2015/GoDaddy-Purchases-GDDYcom-Through-Right-of-the-Dot-LLC/default.aspx>

 

3 Letter .Coms Hit a 2015 High With $290,000 Sale That Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart

We've been talking a lot about a boom in 3-letter .com sales this year and yet more fuel was added to the fire this week when broker George Hong of Guta.com closed the biggest sale of the year to date in that category - moving PPP.com for $290,000.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150429.htm>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: News Corp, Foxtel want Google to block piracy websites

Rights holders are pushing to broaden the scope of the federal government's proposed website-blocking regime to include more websites and to also allow them to ask search engines such as Google and Yahoo, in addition to internet service providers (ISPs), to block them.

<http://www.watoday.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/news-corp-foxtel-want-google-to-block-piracy-websites-20150430-1mx4i2.html>

<http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/news-corp-foxtel-want-google-to-block-piracy-websites-20150430-1mx4i2.html>

 

Australian Copyright Censorship Bill Could Block VPNs and Circumvention Information

The steamroller that is the copyright enforcement machine continues to trundle along around the world, flattening obstacles such as fair use, privacy and freedom of expression in its path. One of its latest stops has been in Australia, where that country’s copyright site-blocking laws, first seriously mooted last year, were introduced into the Australian Federal Parliament last month.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/australian-copyright-censorship-bill-could-block-vpns-and-circumvention>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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The Internet of Stupid Things by Geoff Huston

In those circles where Internet prognostications abound and policy makers flock to hear grand visions of the future, we often hear about the boundless future represented by “The Internet of Things”. This phrase encompasses some decades of the computing industry’s transition from computers as esoteric pieces of engineering affordable only by nations, to mainframes, desktops, laptops, handhelds, and now wrist computers. Where next? In the vision of the Internet of Things we are going to expand the Internet beyond people and press on with connecting up our world using billions of these chattering devices in every aspect of our world.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-04/iotst.html>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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au: Keeping the lid on NBN discontent by Mark Gregory

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been working assiduously to keep a lid on the simmering disquiet about the National Broadband Network (NBN). No news is good news, as far as Turnbull is concerned, but it would be too early for him to claim that he has completely nullified all opposition to the Coalition’s multi-technology mix (MTM) NBN.

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/5/4/technology/keeping-lid-nbn-discontent>

 

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN wants an IANA functions monopoly &ndash; will it wreck the transition process to get it?</span><span> by Milton Mueller</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/28/icann-wants-an-iana-functions-monopoly-and-its-willing-to-wreck-the-transition-process-to-get-it/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/28/icann-wants-an-iana-functions-monopoly-and-its-willing-to-wreck-the-transition-process-to-get-it/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How ICANN pressures 'net engineers to give it behind-the-scenes control of the web<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/01/icann_iana_latest/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/01/icann_iana_latest/</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 Applicant and GDD Portal Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-30-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-30-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's bill for clawing global DNS from Uncle Sam: $7m and counting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/icann_scrutiny/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/icann_scrutiny/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dumb ICANN bug revealed secret financial data to new gTLD applicants<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18455-dumb-icann-bug-revealed-secret-financial-data-to-new-gtld-applicants"><span>http://domainincite.com/18455-dumb-icann-bug-revealed-secret-financial-data-to-new-gtld-applicants</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry Breaks Record for .Porn, .Adult Sunrise Signups<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=194050"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=194050</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN wants an IANA functions monopoly &ndash; will it wreck the transition process to get it?</span><span> by Milton Mueller</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the ARIN meeting April 14, I was stunned by a presentation made by the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team. The CRISP team is composed of representatives drawn from the five regional Internet address registries. Everyone thought the process of developing an acceptable IANA transition proposal for numbers would be simple. Domain names was supposed to be the troublesome one; numbers was going to be the easy one. But now we are learning that what had seemed to be a smooth and stable transition for the numbers IANA functions is being undermined by ICANN&rsquo;s management, and in a very disturbing way.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/28/icann-wants-an-iana-functions-monopoly-and-its-willing-to-wreck-the-transition-process-to-get-it/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/28/icann-wants-an-iana-functions-monopoly-and-its-willing-to-wreck-the-transition-process-to-get-it/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How ICANN pressures 'net engineers to give it behind-the-scenes control of the web<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Behind-the-scenes efforts by ICANN's lawyers to force the internet community to grant it perpetual control of critical internet functions have been exposed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/01/icann_iana_latest/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/01/icann_iana_latest/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Apathy continues to overwhelm effort to create an internet ungoverned by America<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The effort to create a new global internet governance body has been dealt another blow after just 30 people responded to a critical month-long comment period, a third of which were hostile to the program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/03/apathy_continues_to_overwhelm_netmundial_governance_effort/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/03/apathy_continues_to_overwhelm_netmundial_governance_effort/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Remarks of Assistant Secretary Strickling at Internet2 Global Summit: Remarks of Lawrence E. Strickling</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I am honored to be here to speak at Internet 2&rsquo;s Global Summit. Internet2 has been a strong partner with NTIA as a recipient of a $62 million Recovery Act broadband grant. With this grant, Internet2 has lit or upgraded over 18,000 miles of a national fiber backbone network. This 100 gigabit per second backbone is accessible to more than 93,000 community anchor institutions through Internet 2&rsquo;s partnership with regional research and education networks. Several of these networks also received NTIA grants so we know that in Michigan, North Carolina and numerous other states, the good work of Internet 2 and the research and education community is driving higher speeds and lower cost broadband for schools and other institutions of learning.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/remarks-assistant-secretary-strickling-internet2-global-summit"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/remarks-assistant-secretary-strickling-internet2-global-summit</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Twenty Years after the Birth of the Modern Internet, U.S. Policies Continue to Help the Internet Grow and Thrive by John B. Morris, Jr., Associate Administrator and Director of Internet Policy, Office of Policy Analysis and Development</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Yesterday, I had the great opportunity to speak at the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) to a group of foreign government officials focused on Internet and cybersecurity issues. My talk focused on how NTIA sees the role of the Internet in the U.S. economy, and what key policies have contributed to the strength of the U.S. Internet economy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/twenty-years-after-birth-modern-internet-us-policies-continue-help-internet-grow-and-thriv"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/twenty-years-after-birth-modern-internet-us-policies-continue-help-internet-grow-and-thriv</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">New gTLD Applicant and GDD Portal Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today announced that the first phase of its investigation into a data exposure issue in the New gTLD Applicant and GDD (Global Domains Division) portals has concluded. These portals contain information from applicants to ICANN's New gTLD Program and new gTLD registry operators. No other systems were affected.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-30-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-30-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">Board Approves ICANN Five-Year Operating Plan (FY16-FY20)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On the 26 April 2015, the Board met in Los Angles, California, and approved the ICANN Five-Year Operating Plan (FY16-FY20).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICG Announces Update Regarding Community Comments and the ICG Forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today announced that it has published its process for handling comments submitted to the ICG Forum.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-05-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Data Breach Could Result in Unfair Competitive Advantage for New gTLD Applicants<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Private data entered into the ICANN portals for new gTLD applicants and the GDD (Global Domains Division) was viewable in at least 36 log in sessions since April 2013, according to an ICANN statement issued on Thursday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-data-breach-result-unfair-competitive-advantage-new-gtld-applicants"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-data-breach-result-unfair-competitive-advantage-new-gtld-applicants</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Senate Judiciary Leaders Ask New IP Czar to Facilitate ICANN-Focused Conversations by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Daniel Marti was nominated to become the new White House &ldquo;IP Czar&rdquo; in August 2014 to replace Victoria Espinel. His predecessor, in yet another illustration of Washington&rsquo;s &ldquo;revolving door&rdquo; shuffling key individuals between the government and private sector, departed the post a year earlier to become head of BSA/The Software Alliance, the leading trade group for the software industry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-judiciary-to-ip-czar/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-judiciary-to-ip-czar/</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 has spent $7M trying to get control of DNS from U.S. gov<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain directory manager ICANN is reported to have spent nearly $7 million trying to gain complete control of the global DNS registries from the U.S. government in a bid to dominate how web address are allocated online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.digitaljournal.com/internet/icann-has-spent-over-7m-trying-to-get-control-of-dns-from-us-gov/article/432291"><span>http://www.digitaljournal.com/internet/icann-has-spent-over-7m-trying-to-get-control-of-dns-from-us-gov/article/432291</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 bill for clawing global DNS from Uncle Sam: $7m and counting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain-name overseer ICANN is failing in two fundamental tasks, according to the US government, while spending millions of dollars of internet users' money trying to take control of the critical IANA technical contract.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/icann_scrutiny/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/icann_scrutiny/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dumb ICANN bug revealed secret financial data to new gTLD applicants<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Secret financial projections were among 330 pieces of confidential data revealed by an ICANN security bug.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18455-dumb-icann-bug-revealed-secret-financial-data-to-new-gtld-applicants"><span>http://domainincite.com/18455-dumb-icann-bug-revealed-secret-financial-data-to-new-gtld-applicants</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Confidential information exposed over 300 times in ICANN security snafu<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two months after claiming there was "no indication" that confidential information was exposed in a security cock-up, domain name overseer ICANN has admitted it happened on at least 330 occasions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/confidential_information_exposed_over_300_times_in_icann_security_snafu/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/confidential_information_exposed_over_300_times_in_icann_security_snafu/</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">DomainWire Global TLD Stat Report (Q1/2015)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The latest of CENTRs 'DomainWire Stat Report' is available (Edition 11 - Quarter 1, 2015). The report provides a global status update on TLDs (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs) with a focus on European ccTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/04-30-2015/domainwire-global-tld-stat-report-2015_1"><span>https://centr.org/news/04-30-2015/domainwire-global-tld-stat-report-2015_1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">dk: New deadline for deletion of non-validated domain name applications<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In connection to the new requirement of registrant validations, DK Hostmaster has extended the time before applications are deleted to now be 60 days in total.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/new-deadline-for-deletion-of-non-validated-domain-name-applications/"><span>https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/new-deadline-for-deletion-of-non-validated-domain-name-applications/</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 TLD .fit launches and partners with the Arnold Sports Festival</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines Group, the owner and operator of the new .fit TLD, is delighted to announced that the Arnold Sports Festival, one of the many inspiring organizations associated with Arnold Schwarzenegger&mdash;the international film-star and seven-time Mr. Olympia winner&mdash;has taken several .fit domains names, including Arnold.fit and Arnoldsports.fit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/04/new-top-level-domain-fit-launches-and-partners-with-the-arnold-sports-festival/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/04/new-top-level-domain-fit-launches-and-partners-with-the-arnold-sports-festival/</span></a>&gt;</span><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 .ME Domain Hits 800,000 Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We are proud to announce that .ME domain name has passed 800,000 domain registrations! Since its launch in 2008 Montenegro&rsquo;s country code domain has been marketed as a premier choice for building a personal brand and it quickly became one of the favourite new extensions among creative individuals who want to stand out online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domain.me/the-me-domain-hits-800000-registrations/"><span>http://domain.me/the-me-domain-hits-800000-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">12K and counting as Dot Kiwi captures NZ imagination<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After a year of significant changes to New Zealand&rsquo;s domain landscape, Dot Kiwi has sold more than 12,000 .kiwi domain names during its first year of operation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/574065/12k-counting-dot-kiwi-captures-nz-imagination/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/574065/12k-counting-dot-kiwi-captures-nz-imagination/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Auction and release of one-character .se domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.SE has decided to allow registration of .se domain names with only one character. The most attractive domain names will be released through an auction on Tradera.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/news/auction-and-release-of-one-character-se-domains/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/news/auction-and-release-of-one-character-se-domains/</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">ICM Registry Breaks Record for .Porn, .Adult Sunrise Signups<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry today said that its .porn and .adult domain extensions each received about 4,000 registrations during the sunrise trademark period.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=194050"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=194050</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Porn and .Adult domain names break sunrise records<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry domainsICM Registry announced today that its .Porn and .Adult domain names each received about 4,000 registrations during the sunrise trademark period. That&rsquo;s more than any other new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s to date.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/30/porn-and-adult-domain-names-break-sunrise-records/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/30/porn-and-adult-domain-names-break-sunrise-records/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Just Made $1.2 Million On Sunrise Registrations For A $370K Investment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICM registry, which is the operator of .XXX, announced a short time ago that their two new extensions .porn and .adult each got around 4,000 registrations in the Sunrise Period which was opened to trademark holders.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/30/icm-just-made-1-2-million-on-sunrise-registrations-for-a-370k-investment/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/30/icm-just-made-1-2-million-on-sunrise-registrations-for-a-370k-investment/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts New gTLD Growth and Analysis (Second Report)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In our second report of the year, Donuts provides analysis of on the growth and usage of new web addresses, and thoughtful commentary on industry-relevant issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/donuts-new-gtld-growth-and-analysis-second-report"><span>http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/donuts-new-gtld-growth-and-analysis-second-report</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lessons from .build one year after launch: Q&amp;A with CEO and Founder George Minardos<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .build domain namespace opened in General Availability in April 2014, as a domain name designed specifically for the online needs of the building industry and beyond. As the appointed technical provider for .build, ARI Registry Services powered the launch and continued technical operations for this global domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/lessons-from-build-one-year-after-launch-qa-with-ceo-and-founder-george-minardos/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/lessons-from-build-one-year-after-launch-qa-with-ceo-and-founder-george-minardos/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rising to the new gTLD challenge<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The coming months will show how brands rise to the challenges and opportunities of an internet audience that is still relatively uninformed about the new gTLD programme, says Samantha Demetriou of domain name strategy consultancy FairWinds Partners.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/rising-to-the-new-gtld-challenge"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/rising-to-the-new-gtld-challenge</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Toward Effective Governance Of The .nyc TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While there are no published governance documents for the .nyc TLD, it&rsquo;s our understanding that oversight is shared by representatives from the Department of Information and Telecom Technology, the Economic Development Corporation, the Office of Innovation and Technology, with the Department of Law advising. It&rsquo;s a fluid process outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with the contractor implementing consensus decisions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.connectingnyc.org/toward-effective-governance-of-the-nyc-tld/"><span>http://www.connectingnyc.org/toward-effective-governance-of-the-nyc-tld/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Legal gTLDs on offer at INTA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lexsynergy, a domain name management company, has announced it will be giving away .lawyer and .attorney domain names for free at the International Trademark Association&rsquo;s upcoming annual conference.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/legal-gtlds-on-offer-at-inta-4358"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/legal-gtlds-on-offer-at-inta-4358</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.xyz dismisses own ads as &ldquo;puffery&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">XYZ.com has dismissed its own claim that .xyz is the &ldquo;next .com&rdquo; as &ldquo;mere opinion or puffery&rdquo;, in an attempt to resolve a false advertising lawsuit filed by Verisign.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18447-xyz-dismisses-own-ads-as-puffery"><span>http://domainincite.com/18447-xyz-dismisses-own-ads-as-puffery</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Who thinks Microsoft Edge SUCKS? Microsoft<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft relaunched Internet Explorer this week as Edge &ndash; and the software giant is already prepared to accept that the new browser may absolutely suck.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/microsoft_edge_sucks/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/microsoft_edge_sucks/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Time running out to shape ICANN&rsquo;s review of trademark protection mechanisms [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The comment period for ICANN&rsquo;s Rights Protection Mechanisms Review closes in two days. With just four comments posted to date, time is fast running out for counsel to help shape the organisation&rsquo;s review of the trademark protections built into the gTLD programme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/detail.aspx?g=3f750161-9db9-43e0-bb37-9bf682d15338"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/detail.aspx?g=3f750161-9db9-43e0-bb37-9bf682d15338</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">Security team of the CZ.NIC Association will lead an international project<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">To strengthen trust and cooperation between national security teams and share their know-how and tools &mdash; these are the main objectives of the project Cyber &#8203;&#8203;Security in Danube Region, which will be launched on April 1 and will be led by the CZ.NIC Association, which operates the National Security Team CSIRT.CZ. Other project collaborators include organizations from Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia and Moldova.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nic.cz/page/2762/security-team-of-the-cz.nic-association-will-lead-an-international-project/"><span>http://www.nic.cz/page/2762/security-team-of-the-cz.nic-association-will-lead-an-international-project/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber warmongering in full swing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Friday, and I'm minded to follow up on some earlier columns, starting with this one from February about anti-virus veteran Mikko Hypp&ouml;nen who said the internet is a huge social experiment on privacy, and nobody knows where it's going. There's more the internet social experiment though, namely cyber warfare.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11441662"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11441662</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet of Stupid Things by Geoff Huston</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In those circles where Internet prognostications abound and policy makers flock to hear grand visions of the future, we often hear about the boundless future represented by &ldquo;The Internet of Things&rdquo;. This phrase encompasses some decades of the computing industry&rsquo;s transition from computers as esoteric pieces of engineering affordable only by nations, to mainframes, desktops, laptops, handhelds, and now wrist computers. Where next? In the vision of the Internet of Things we are going to expand the Internet beyond people and press on with connecting up our world using billions of these chattering devices in every aspect of our world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-04/iotst.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-04/iotst.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">Brands take note! How Staedtler failed to get FIMO.CLUB<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I think you&rsquo;ll agree with me when I say: If you have a well known brand, which is also a global trademark, and a third party registers your brand.club, then obviously you can get it back legally. Piece of cake, right? Wrong! Here is one controversial WIPO domain name decision, which serves as a warning to global brands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/staedtler-lost-fimo-club-domain/"><span>http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/staedtler-lost-fimo-club-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">Historic Pirate Bay Domain Decision Will Arrive Early May<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After hearing argument from both the prosecutor and the organization in control of Sweden's .SE domain names this week, the Stockholm District Court will now consider the fate of two key Pirate Bay domains. With a verdict due in less than two weeks, will the Court order a historic confiscation or will the notorious site maintain its Swedish links?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/historic-pirate-bay-domain-decision-will-arrive-early-may-150430/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/historic-pirate-bay-domain-decision-will-arrive-early-may-150430/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UDRP Spotlight: A New gTLD UDRP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the olden days of UDRP complaints, when pleadings were submitted on printed paper, the domain landscape was ruled exclusively by TLDs such as .COM, .NET, .ORG, and their neglected cousin .BIZ. When a cybersquatter created some sort of not-too-clever knockoff of a well-known brand and was then hauled before the imposing authority of the NAF or the WIPO, Panels routinely said that the TLD of a domain can be discarded like an inedible apple stem since they add nothing to meaning of a domain or to the analysis of the first UDRP element: likelihood of confusion between the domain and the asserted trademark. Decisions involving domains in these &ldquo;legacy&rdquo; TLDs still apply this philosophy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/udrp-spotlight-new-gtld-udrp"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/udrp-spotlight-new-gtld-udrp</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MPAA Funds Pro-Copyright Scholars to Influence Politics</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While entertainment companies and authorities believe they are necessary to stem the tide of online infringement, many current anti-piracy strategies are putting Internet users at risk. Domain suspensions, seizures, plus search engine down-rankings are all playing a part in creating a less-safe online environment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-measures-putting-internet-users-at-risk-150503/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-measures-putting-internet-users-at-risk-150503/</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">Call for Comments for a Draft SLA for the IANA Numbering Services<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 15 January, 2015, the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team submitted the Internet Numbers Community Proposal to the request for proposals issued by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nro.net/news/call-for-comments-for-a-draft-sla-for-the-iana-numbering-services"><span>https://www.nro.net/news/call-for-comments-for-a-draft-sla-for-the-iana-numbering-services</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registration is now open for APNIC 40<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registration is now open for APNIC 40 in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 3 to 10 September 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/04/27/registration-is-now-open-for-apnic-40/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/04/27/registration-is-now-open-for-apnic-40/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf on ACM, internet issues, and quantum and machine computing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vint Cerf, co-creator of the internet and polymath icon is continuing to be a catalyst for global innovation and change as he clearly demonstrates in my engaging chat with the legend. His influence on government, industry, education, society and its ripple effect with executives, technology professionals, enterprises, SMBs and consumers plus history is without measure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itworldcanada.com/blog/vint-cerf-on-acm-internet-issues-and-quantum-and-machine-computing/374085"><span>http://www.itworldcanada.com/blog/vint-cerf-on-acm-internet-issues-and-quantum-and-machine-computing/374085</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Marksmen and Com Laude, Launch MCL Domains To Be Based In Seattle<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Marksmen and Com Laude, announce the launch of MCL Domains "offering efficient, reliable corporate domain name management services for North America.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/01/marksmen-and-com-laude-launch-mcl-domains-to-be-based-in-seattle/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/01/marksmen-and-com-laude-launch-mcl-domains-to-be-based-in-seattle/</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-CIX Frankfurt Surpasses New Record Traffic Peak of 4 Terabits per Second<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DE-CIX, the world&rsquo;s leading exchange operator, announces that it has exceeded a new traffic milestone of 4 Terabit/s at its flagship Frankfurt exchange. For the past week, new record traffic peaks have inched up daily toward this incredible number, and the 4 Terabit/s level was finally surpassed on Tuesday evening, April 28.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/news/de-cix-frankfurt-surpasses-new-record-traffic-peak-of-4-terabits-per-second.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/news/de-cix-frankfurt-surpasses-new-record-traffic-peak-of-4-terabits-per-second.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">DomainFest to hold one-day event this June<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DomainFest is heading to Bulgaria for a special one-day conference a little over a month from now.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18444-domainfest-to-hold-one-day-event-this-june"><span>http://domainincite.com/18444-domainfest-to-hold-one-day-event-this-june</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 look at Neustar&rsquo;s domain name base<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Neustar reported earnings yesterday and released updated information on its base of domain names registered.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/30/a-look-at-neustars-domain-name-base/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/30/a-look-at-neustars-domain-name-base/</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">DigitalOcean becomes the second largest hosting company in the world<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DigitalOcean has grown to become the second-largest hosting company in the world in terms of web-facing computers, and shows no signs of slowing down.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/01/digitalocean-becomes-the-second-largest-hosting-company-in-the-world.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/05/01/digitalocean-becomes-the-second-largest-hosting-company-in-the-world.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">Hostinger hosts over 90% of all Steam phishing sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netcraft blocked more than 1,400 Steam phishing URLs last month, spread across 331 different websites. Surprisingly, more than 90% of these sites were hosted by just one company: Hostinger.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/04/28/hostinger-hosts-over-90-of-all-steam-phishing-sites.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/04/28/hostinger-hosts-over-90-of-all-steam-phishing-sites.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">Canadian Web Host CleverHost Partners with SiteLock for Website Security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Canadian web hosting company CleverHost announced on Thursday that it recently started offering its customers website security services from SiteLock.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/canadian-web-host-cleverhost-partners-sitelock-website-security"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/canadian-web-host-cleverhost-partners-sitelock-website-security</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Matches Stock Ticker &amp; Creates Direct Connection to GoDaddy Investor Relations Page<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy Inc. ... announced today it has bought the domain name GDDY.com. When visited, GDDY.com takes individuals to GoDaddy's Investor Relations page, enabling anyone to quickly find out more about the company. Right of the Dot, LLC, a domain name consulting service, helped broker the sale of the name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2015/GoDaddy-Purchases-GDDYcom-Through-Right-of-the-Dot-LLC/default.aspx"><span>https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2015/GoDaddy-Purchases-GDDYcom-Through-Right-of-the-Dot-LLC/default.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">3 Letter .Coms Hit a 2015 High With $290,000 Sale That Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We've been talking a lot about a boom in 3-letter .com sales this year and yet more fuel was added to the fire this week when broker George Hong of Guta.com closed the biggest sale of the year to date in that category - moving PPP.com for $290,000.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150429.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150429.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: News Corp, Foxtel want Google to block piracy websites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rights holders are pushing to broaden the scope of the federal government's proposed website-blocking regime to include more websites and to also allow them to ask search engines such as Google and Yahoo, in addition to internet service providers (ISPs), to block them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.watoday.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/news-corp-foxtel-want-google-to-block-piracy-websites-20150430-1mx4i2.html"><span>http://www.watoday.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/news-corp-foxtel-want-google-to-block-piracy-websites-20150430-1mx4i2.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/news-corp-foxtel-want-google-to-block-piracy-websites-20150430-1mx4i2.html"><span>http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/news-corp-foxtel-want-google-to-block-piracy-websites-20150430-1mx4i2.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">Australian Copyright Censorship Bill Could Block VPNs and Circumvention Information<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The steamroller that is the copyright enforcement machine continues to trundle along around the world, flattening obstacles such as fair use, privacy and freedom of expression in its path. One of its latest stops has been in Australia, where that country&rsquo;s copyright site-blocking laws, first seriously mooted last year, were introduced into the Australian Federal Parliament last month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/australian-copyright-censorship-bill-could-block-vpns-and-circumvention"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/australian-copyright-censorship-bill-could-block-vpns-and-circumvention</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">The Internet of Stupid Things by Geoff Huston</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In those circles where Internet prognostications abound and policy makers flock to hear grand visions of the future, we often hear about the boundless future represented by &ldquo;The Internet of Things&rdquo;. This phrase encompasses some decades of the computing industry&rsquo;s transition from computers as esoteric pieces of engineering affordable only by nations, to mainframes, desktops, laptops, handhelds, and now wrist computers. Where next? In the vision of the Internet of Things we are going to expand the Internet beyond people and press on with connecting up our world using billions of these chattering devices in every aspect of our world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-04/iotst.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-04/iotst.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Keeping the lid on NBN discontent by Mark Gregory</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been working assiduously to keep a lid on the simmering disquiet about the National Broadband Network (NBN). No news is good news, as far as Turnbull is concerned, but it would be too early for him to claim that he has completely nullified all opposition to the Coalition&rsquo;s multi-technology mix (MTM) NBN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/5/4/technology/keeping-lid-nbn-discontent"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/5/4/technology/keeping-lid-nbn-discontent</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 30 Apr 06:07 2015

auDA domain news - 30 April

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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ICANN Announces Effective Dates for Additional Whois Information Policy and Whois Advisory

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-27-en>

 

Time running out to shape ICANN’s review of trademark protection mechanisms

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=3f750161-9db9-43e0-bb37-9bf682d15338>

 

Senate Judiciary Leaders Ask New IP Czar to Facilitate ICANN-Focused Conversations by Philip Corwin

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-judiciary-to-ip-czar/>

 

ICANN wants total control of DNS while breaking its own bylaws to block .africa probe

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/28/internet_bylaws_dot_africa/>

 

Startups Need to Treat Domain Name as Key Marketing Asset: Report

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/startups-need-treat-domain-name-key-marketing-asset-report>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Global Governance Futures 2025: The Future of Internet Governance - Final Report Presentation at the Brookings Institution

We are pleased to invite you to join us for the final report presentation by fellows of the Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues. The presentation will take place at the Brookings Institution (Stein Room).

<http://www.gppi.net/index.php?id=252>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Guidelines for Designing Script-Specific Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone

ICANN is releasing a set of documents that present an overview of the tasks of a Generation Panel as well as additional orientation and guidance. They include:

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-04-27-en>

 

ICANN Announces Effective Dates for Additional Whois Information Policy and Whois Advisory

ICANN today announced that the effective date of the Additional Whois Information Policy (AWIP) and Whois advisory is 31 January 2016. In addition, ICANN has published an updated Whois advisory based on input from the community.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-27-en>

 

Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 2 (MSR-2) for the Development of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone

To support IDN labels in the root zone, the ICANN community, at the direction of the Board, undertook several projects to study and make recommendations on their viability and delegation. In the context of the implementation of the Procedure, ICANN is pleased to announce that the Integration Panel has released the second version of the Maximal Starting Repertoire (MSR-2).

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-27-en>

 

WEBINAR: Further Discussion on the CWG-Stewardship 2nd Draft Proposal for Public Comment

The Cross Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal for Naming Related Functions (CWG-Stewardship) released its 2nd draft proposal for public comment on 22 April. Following the opening of the public comment proceeding, the CWG-Stewardship Chairs hosted two briefing webinars on 24 April.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-28-en>

 

Letter from Todd Dupler, Director of Government Relations | The Recording Academy, to ICANN Board and Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/dupler-to-icann-eiu-24apr15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Thomas Schneider, Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee, to Steve Crocker

Country and Territory Names

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/schneider-to-crocke-23apr15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider

Outstanding Items from Los Angeles and Singapore Communiqués

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-28apr15-en.pdf>

 

Time running out to shape ICANN’s review of trademark protection mechanisms

The comment period for ICANN’s Rights Protection Mechanisms Review closes in two days. With just four comments posted to date, time is fast running out for counsel to help shape the organisation’s review of the trademark protections built into the gTLD programme.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=3f750161-9db9-43e0-bb37-9bf682d15338>

 

Senate Judiciary Leaders Ask New IP Czar to Facilitate ICANN-Focused Conversations by Philip Corwin

Daniel Marti was nominated to become the new White House “IP Czar” in August 2014 to replace Victoria Espinel. His predecessor, in yet another illustration of Washington’s “revolving door” shuffling key individuals between the government and private sector, departed the post a year earlier to become head of BSA/The Software Alliance, the leading trade group for the software industry.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-judiciary-to-ip-czar/>

 

ICANN wants total control of DNS while breaking its own bylaws to block .africa probe

ICANN broke its own bylaws – and acted in a way "fundamentally inconsistent" with its role as the world's DNS overlord – while restricting efforts to make itself more accountable to netizens.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/28/internet_bylaws_dot_africa/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Tender for '.ch' and '.swiss' registry [subscription]

The Federal Office of Communications recently announced that it will launch a public tender to find a new registry for TLDs '.ch' and '.swiss'. The new registry must provide its services according to internationally recognised standards and secure the operation of the domain name system.

<http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=343c6c23-c1af-4601-9d9c-3c3f3df89834>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Happy Birthday Dot London

On 29th April London celebrated the first birthday of its digital offspring, the Dot London domain. Since London & Partners, and registry services providers Minds + Machines, launched the new TLD there have been over 60,000 registrations, making it the 13th most popular new generic TLD. There can be no doubt that the first year has been a success, with London as one of the top three most popular GeoTLDs, along with other global counterparts dotNYC (74,000 registrations) and dotBerlin (156,000 registrations so far) . Where the TLD has done well is grabbing the headlines, not only in the technology press, but also in more mainstream media.

<http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/04/happy-birthday-dot-london/>

 

.HIV Reluctantly Up For Auction

The .hiv new gTLD is to be put up for auction with a reserve price of $200,000. The decision, made reluctantly, has ultimately come about due to the gTLD not gaining the registrations anticipated at launch. Registrations since though have been doing a better job at meeting projections.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23742>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/29/hiv-reluctantly-up-for-auction/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/hiv-reluctantly-up-for-auction.html>

 

Competition for Monopoly gTLDs by Alex Tajirian

The essay examines some of the new domain name managers' unjustifiable obsession with owning monopoly gTLDs when they should devote more energy and thought to making domain names more value adding. For the last three decades, the discourse regarding competitive advantage has focused on the need to rely on rare/unique resources and capabilities.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150429_competition_for_monopoly_gtlds/>

 

ICANN launches gTLD program in the Caribbean

The program will expand the number of domains available for companies further enhancing the way companies can brand their identity and services.

<http://news.co.tt/public_html/article.php?story=2015042812421697>

 

Are Zombie TLDs coming this year?

Hundreds of new TLDs are now available. Some are doing reasonably well while others are not (to put it mildly). Will 2015 see the first new TLD “failures”, in which a TLD operator calls it quits? We might have seen it already.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/28/are-zombie-tlds-coming-this-year/>

 

New TLDs this week: .Video, .Fit and .Sale

A few domain names hit general availability or Early Access this Wednesday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/27/new-tlds-this-week-video-fit-and-sale/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Preparing for Warfare in Cyberspace

The Pentagon’s new 33-page cybersecurity strategy is an important evolution in how America proposes to address a top national security threat. It is intended to warn adversaries — especially China, Russia, Iran and North Korea — that the United States is prepared to retaliate, if necessary, against cyberattacks and is developing the weapons to do so.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/opinion/preparing-for-warfare-in-cyberspace.html>

 

OpenSSL Past, Present and Future

Heartbleed made the world notice what kind of shape OpenSSL development was in from a financial and resources standpoint. In the year since, the project has been funded enough to hire full-time engineers and a crucial refactoring of the codebase has the project in the right direction.

<https://threatpost.com/openssl-past-present-and-future/112485>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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KickAssTorrents down: biggest file-sharing site moves to .cr domain after takedowns

The world’s biggest file-sharing site KickAssTorrents has moved to a new Costa Rican domain, as it jumps around the world in an attempt to outrun copyright holders.

<http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/kickasstorrents-down-biggest-filesharing-site-moves-to-cr-domain-after-takedowns-10206472.html>

 

au: Illycaffè S.p.A. v. John Frisco & Associates Pty Ltd trading as Illycafe / CEW Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2015-0009

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Illycaffè S.p.A of Trieste, Italy, represented by Kivial s.r.l, Italy. The Respondent is John Frisco & Associates Pty Ltd trading as Illycafe / CEW Pty Ltd of Mascot, New S South Wales, Australia, represented by Maddocks, Australia.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0009>

 

au: Elite Licensing Company SA v. Michael Francis t/a Elite Model Management Australia - Case No. DAU2015-0007

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Elite Licensing Company SA of Paradiso, Switzerland, represented by Watermark Intellectual Property Lawyers, Australia. The Respondent is Michael Francis t/a Elite Model Management Australia of Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 2. The Domain Names and Registrar: The disputed domain names <elitemodel.com.au>, <elitemodellook.com.au> and <elitemodels.com.au> (the “Disputed Domain Names”) are registered with PlanetDomain Pty Ltd. (the “Registrar”).

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0007>

 

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Name Ninja Releases Analysis of Domain Names of Startups Attending Collision Conference

Seventy-nine percent of the startups participating in the Collision startup conference in Las Vegas on May 5-6, 2015 may not be using the optimal domain name to market their business, according to domain name consulting firm Name Ninja.

<http://www.nameninja.com/blog/name-ninja-releases-analysis-of-domain-names-of-startups-attending-collision-conference>

 

Startups Need to Treat Domain Name as Key Marketing Asset: Report

More than two-thirds of startups have domains which fail the “Radio Test,” meaning they are not spelled how they sound and could be a barrier to customer access, according to a report by Name Ninja. The domain name consulting company surveyed startups participating in the upcoming Collision Conference in Las Vegas, and found that in addition to the phonics problem, 79 percent are using a name which is “risky.”

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/startups-need-treat-domain-name-key-marketing-asset-report>

 

Presidential Candidate Fails: Domain Name Lessons for Brand Marketers

Let’s share a warning for candidate Hillary Clinton, along with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and the airplane hanger full of other GOP presidential hopefuls who are suiting up for the battle to win the right to redecorate the Oval Office, ride in Air Force One and know that when the White House Band plays “Hail To the Chief,” they’re hailing them.

<http://www.business2community.com/online-marketing/presidential-candidate-fails-domain-name-lessons-brand-marketers-01215417>

 

Freelancer.com CEO & Chairman Matt Barrie Tells Us What's in Store for Escrow.com

As just about all of you have heard by now, a domain industry institution, Escrow.com, has been purchased by Australia's Freelancer.com (the world’s largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowd sourcing marketplace) in a $7.5 million cash deal that was announced Sunday. Freelancer is a public company (FLN:Australian Stock Exchange Ltd) with 15 million users in 247 countries and a market cap of more than $460 million.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150429.htm>

 

Final Results of the 2015 ISOC Board of Trustee Elections

The Elections Committee is pleased to announce the final results of the 2015 selections to the ISOC Board of Trustees, following the rejection by the ISOC Board of the challenge to Alice Munyua’s candidacy.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/final-results-2015-isoc-board-trustee-elections>

 

CentralNic Group plc Final results

CentralNic ... announces its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2014.

<https://otp.tools.investis.com/clients/uk/CentralNic/rns/regulatory-story.aspx?cid=666&newsid=507864>

 

.xyz helps CentralNic double its revenue

CentralNic’s revenue almost doubled in 2014, helped by the launch of new gTLDs.

<http://domainincite.com/18437-xyz-helps-centralnic-double-its-revenue>

 

CentralNic doubled revenue in 2014

CentralNic doubled its revenue in 2014 and increased its adjusted EBITDA by 65%.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/28/centralnic-doubled-revenue-in-2014/>

 

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New: Auction off domains any time you want. We’d like to introduce to you our newest feature: Sedo’s Direct Auction

You can now auction off your domain names at Sedo any time you want. To start a Direct Auction, you no longer need to wait until your domain receives an offer. Just choose the starting time and your desired minimum bid - that's it.

<https://sedo.com/us/news/3606/New-Auction-off-domains-any-time-you-want/>

 

Sedo now lets clients start their own domain name auctions

Sedo is offering domain name sellers a new option to start an auction on its domain name marketplace.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/28/sedo-now-lets-clients-start-their-own-domain-name-auctions/>

 

Responding to Domain Name Offers with Bill Sweetman – DNW Podcast #30

Name Ninja Bill Sweetman talks about his role as a domain buyer broker, and how domain name owners should respond to offers to buy their domain names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/27/responding-to-domain-name-offers-with-bill-sweetman-dnw-podcast-30/>

 

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Facebook Is Eating the Internet

Facebook, it seems, is unstoppable. The social publishing site, just 11 years old, is now the dominant force in American media. It drives a quarter of all web traffic. In turn, Facebook sucks up a huge portion of ad revenue—the money that keeps news organizations running—and holds an enormous captive audience.

<http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/04/facebook-is-eating-the-internet/391766/>

 

Facebook Grows to 40M Active Small Business Pages

Facebook now has more than 40 million small businesses with active Pages on its social network, up 10 million from last June. The company is hitting the road again to reach SMBs through its Boost Your Business program and is introducing online chat support specifically for businesses.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/facebook-grows-40m-active-small-business-pages>

 

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As sensors shrink, watch as 'wearables' disappear

Forget 'wearables', and even 'hearables'. The next big thing in mobile devices: 'disappearables'.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/04/30/uk-tech-wearables-idUKKBN0NK2KD20150430>

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/29/tech-wearables-idINKBN0NK2KH20150429>

 

Microsoft Awarded Patent for Emotion Detecting Eyeglasses

The artificial-intelligence race could be heading back to the eyeglass shop.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/04/29/microsoft-awarded-patent-for-emotion-detecting-eyeglasses/>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Foxtel wants to force search engines to block pirate sites

Foxtel wants to expand a proposed law that will force Internet service providers to block subscriber access to pirate websites.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/573755/foxtel-wants-force-search-engines-block-pirate-sites/>

 

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Health, fitness apps and devices worry privacy experts due to data mining issues

As mobile health and fitness apps and wearables gain popularity in Australia, privacy experts have raised concerns that companies are monetising personal medical information.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-28/health-fitness-apps-and-devices-worry-privacy-experts/6427782>

 

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Google has a new tactic for fighting patent trolls: Buying the patents first.

So-called patent trolls, companies that buy up patents but use them to get money out of other companies instead of actually making anything with them, are a big thorn in the side of many tech companies. And Google has a new tactic for fighting them: buying the patents first.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/04/27/google-has-a-new-tactic-for-fighting-patent-trolls-buying-the-patents-first/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Backers Say USB-C Is the Cable of the Future

... This situation is what the tech industry is hoping to fix with a new connection standard called USB Type-C. The new connection standard is already included in some new devices, including Apple’s latest MacBook, Google’s Chromebook Pixel and Nokia’s N1 tablet. Other manufacturers, like MSI, Asus, LaCie and SanDisk recently announced products that would support USB-C.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/technology/personaltech/backers-say-usb-c-is-the-cable-of-the-future.html>

 

Forgot your password? The SME Intrinsic-ID proposes a device fingerprint to authenticate your access.

Strong and reliable device authentication is key in our digital society. The existence of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs), the technology that implements the electronic fingerprint of devices, has been demonstrated by the PUFFIN FET project in standard devices. The applications for mobile phones are now implemented by its SME partner Intrinsic-ID.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/forgot-your-password-sme-intrinsic-id-proposes-device-fingerprint-authenticate-your-access>

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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

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phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Announces Effective Dates for Additional Whois Information Policy and Whois Advisory<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-27-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Time running out to shape ICANN&rsquo;s review of trademark protection mechanisms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=3f750161-9db9-43e0-bb37-9bf682d15338"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=3f750161-9db9-43e0-bb37-9bf682d15338</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Senate Judiciary Leaders Ask New IP Czar to Facilitate ICANN-Focused Conversations by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-judiciary-to-ip-czar/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-judiciary-to-ip-czar/</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 wants total control of DNS while breaking its own bylaws to block .africa probe<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/28/internet_bylaws_dot_africa/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/28/internet_bylaws_dot_africa/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Startups Need to Treat Domain Name as Key Marketing Asset: Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/startups-need-treat-domain-name-key-marketing-asset-report"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/startups-need-treat-domain-name-key-marketing-asset-report</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Global Governance Futures 2025: The Future of Internet Governance - Final Report Presentation at the Brookings Institution</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We are pleased to invite you to join us for the final report presentation by fellows of the Global Governance Futures &ndash; Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues. The presentation will take place at the Brookings Institution (Stein Room).<p></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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Guidelines for Designing Script-Specific Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is releasing a set of documents that present an overview of the tasks of a Generation Panel as well as additional orientation and guidance. They include:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-04-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-04-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Announces Effective Dates for Additional Whois Information Policy and Whois Advisory<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today announced that the effective date of the Additional Whois Information Policy (AWIP) and Whois advisory is 31 January 2016. In addition, ICANN has published an updated Whois advisory based on input from the community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-27-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">Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 2 (MSR-2) for the Development of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">To support IDN labels in the root zone, the ICANN community, at the direction of the Board, undertook several projects to study and make recommendations on their viability and delegation. In the context of the implementation of the Procedure, ICANN is pleased to announce that the Integration Panel has released the second version of the Maximal Starting Repertoire (MSR-2).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WEBINAR: Further Discussion on the CWG-Stewardship 2nd Draft Proposal for Public Comment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Cross Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal for Naming Related Functions (CWG-Stewardship) released its 2nd draft proposal for public comment on 22 April. Following the opening of the public comment proceeding, the CWG-Stewardship Chairs hosted two briefing webinars on 24 April.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-28-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">Letter from Todd Dupler, Director of Government Relations | The Recording Academy, to ICANN Board and Economist Intelligence Unit</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/dupler-to-icann-eiu-24apr15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/dupler-to-icann-eiu-24apr15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Thomas Schneider, Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee, to Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Country and Territory Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/schneider-to-crocke-23apr15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/schneider-to-crocke-23apr15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Outstanding Items from Los Angeles and Singapore Communiqu&eacute;s<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-28apr15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-28apr15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Time running out to shape ICANN&rsquo;s review of trademark protection mechanisms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The comment period for ICANN&rsquo;s Rights Protection Mechanisms Review closes in two days. With just four comments posted to date, time is fast running out for counsel to help shape the organisation&rsquo;s review of the trademark protections built into the gTLD programme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=3f750161-9db9-43e0-bb37-9bf682d15338"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=3f750161-9db9-43e0-bb37-9bf682d15338</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Senate Judiciary Leaders Ask New IP Czar to Facilitate ICANN-Focused Conversations by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Daniel Marti was nominated to become the new White House &ldquo;IP Czar&rdquo; in August 2014 to replace Victoria Espinel. His predecessor, in yet another illustration of Washington&rsquo;s &ldquo;revolving door&rdquo; shuffling key individuals between the government and private sector, departed the post a year earlier to become head of BSA/The Software Alliance, the leading trade group for the software industry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-judiciary-to-ip-czar/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-judiciary-to-ip-czar/</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 wants total control of DNS while breaking its own bylaws to block .africa probe<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN broke its own bylaws &ndash; and acted in a way "fundamentally inconsistent" with its role as the world's DNS overlord &ndash; while restricting efforts to make itself more accountable to netizens.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/28/internet_bylaws_dot_africa/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/28/internet_bylaws_dot_africa/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">Tender for '.ch' and '.swiss' registry [subscription]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Federal Office of Communications recently announced that it will launch a public tender to find a new registry for TLDs '.ch' and '.swiss'. The new registry must provide its services according to internationally recognised standards and secure the operation of the domain name system.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=343c6c23-c1af-4601-9d9c-3c3f3df89834"><span>http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=343c6c23-c1af-4601-9d9c-3c3f3df89834</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">Happy Birthday Dot London<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 29th April London celebrated the first birthday of its digital offspring, the Dot London domain. Since London &amp; Partners, and registry services providers Minds + Machines, launched the new TLD there have been over 60,000 registrations, making it the 13th most popular new generic TLD. There can be no doubt that the first year has been a success, with London as one of the top three most popular GeoTLDs, along with other global counterparts dotNYC (74,000 registrations) and dotBerlin (156,000 registrations so far) . Where the TLD has done well is grabbing the headlines, not only in the technology press, but also in more mainstream media.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/04/happy-birthday-dot-london/"><span>http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/04/happy-birthday-dot-london/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.HIV Reluctantly Up For Auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .hiv new gTLD is to be put up for auction with a reserve price of $200,000. The decision, made reluctantly, has ultimately come about due to the gTLD not gaining the registrations anticipated at launch. Registrations since though have been doing a better job at meeting projections.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23742"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23742</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/29/hiv-reluctantly-up-for-auction/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/29/hiv-reluctantly-up-for-auction/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/hiv-reluctantly-up-for-auction.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/hiv-reluctantly-up-for-auction.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">Competition for Monopoly gTLDs by Alex Tajirian<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The essay examines some of the new domain name managers' unjustifiable obsession with owning monopoly gTLDs when they should devote more energy and thought to making domain names more value adding. For the last three decades, the discourse regarding competitive advantage has focused on the need to rely on rare/unique resources and capabilities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150429_competition_for_monopoly_gtlds/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150429_competition_for_monopoly_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">ICANN launches gTLD program in the Caribbean<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The program will expand the number of domains available for companies further enhancing the way companies can brand their identity and services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.co.tt/public_html/article.php?story=2015042812421697"><span>http://news.co.tt/public_html/article.php?story=2015042812421697</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 Zombie TLDs coming this year?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hundreds of new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s are now available. Some are doing reasonably well while others are not (to put it mildly).</span><span> Will 2015 see the first new TLD &ldquo;failures&rdquo;, in which a TLD operator calls it quits? We might have seen it already.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/28/are-zombie-tlds-coming-this-year/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/28/are-zombie-tlds-coming-this-year/</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: .Video, .Fit and .Sale<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A few domain names hit general availability or Early Access this Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/27/new-tlds-this-week-video-fit-and-sale/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/27/new-tlds-this-week-video-fit-and-sale/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Preparing for Warfare in Cyberspace<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Pentagon&rsquo;s new 33-page cybersecurity strategy is an important evolution in how America proposes to address a top national security threat. It is intended to warn adversaries &mdash; especially China, Russia, Iran and North Korea &mdash; that the United States is prepared to retaliate, if necessary, against cyberattacks and is developing the weapons to do so.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/opinion/preparing-for-warfare-in-cyberspace.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/opinion/preparing-for-warfare-in-cyberspace.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">OpenSSL Past, Present and Future<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Heartbleed made the world notice what kind of shape OpenSSL development was in from a financial and resources standpoint. In the year since, the project has been funded enough to hire full-time engineers and a crucial refactoring of the codebase has the project in the right direction.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/openssl-past-present-and-future/112485"><span>https://threatpost.com/openssl-past-present-and-future/112485</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">KickAssTorrents down: biggest file-sharing site moves to .cr domain after takedowns<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The world&rsquo;s biggest file-sharing site KickAssTorrents has moved to a new Costa Rican domain, as it jumps around the world in an attempt to outrun copyright holders.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/kickasstorrents-down-biggest-filesharing-site-moves-to-cr-domain-after-takedowns-10206472.html"><span>http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/kickasstorrents-down-biggest-filesharing-site-moves-to-cr-domain-after-takedowns-10206472.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: Illycaff&egrave; S.p.A. v. John Frisco &amp; Associates Pty Ltd trading as Illycafe / CEW Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2015-0009</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Illycaff&egrave; S.p.A of Trieste, Italy, represented by Kivial s.r.l, Italy. The Respondent is John Frisco &amp; Associates Pty Ltd trading as Illycafe / CEW Pty Ltd of Mascot, New S South Wales, Australia, represented by Maddocks, Australia.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0009"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0009</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: Elite Licensing Company SA v. Michael Francis t/a Elite Model Management Australia - Case No. DAU2015-0007</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Elite Licensing Company SA of Paradiso, Switzerland, represented by Watermark Intellectual Property Lawyers, Australia. The Respondent is Michael Francis t/a Elite Model Management Australia of Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 2. The Domain Names and Registrar: The disputed domain names &lt;elitemodel.com.au&gt;, &lt;elitemodellook.com.au&gt; and &lt;elitemodels.com.au&gt; (the &ldquo;Disputed Domain Names&rdquo;) are registered with PlanetDomain Pty Ltd. (the &ldquo;Registrar&rdquo;).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0007"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0007</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">Name Ninja Releases Analysis of Domain Names of Startups Attending Collision Conference<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Seventy-nine percent of the startups participating in the Collision startup conference in Las Vegas on May 5-6, 2015 may not be using the optimal domain name to market their business, according to domain name consulting firm Name Ninja.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nameninja.com/blog/name-ninja-releases-analysis-of-domain-names-of-startups-attending-collision-conference"><span>http://www.nameninja.com/blog/name-ninja-releases-analysis-of-domain-names-of-startups-attending-collision-conference</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Startups Need to Treat Domain Name as Key Marketing Asset: Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More than two-thirds of startups have domains which fail the &ldquo;Radio Test,&rdquo; meaning they are not spelled how they sound and could be a barrier to customer access, according to a report by Name Ninja. The domain name consulting company surveyed startups participating in the upcoming Collision Conference in Las Vegas, and found that in addition to the phonics problem, 79 percent are using a name which is &ldquo;risky.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/startups-need-treat-domain-name-key-marketing-asset-report"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/startups-need-treat-domain-name-key-marketing-asset-report</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Presidential Candidate Fails: Domain Name Lessons for Brand Marketers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Let&rsquo;s share a warning for candidate Hillary Clinton, along with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and the airplane hanger full of other GOP presidential hopefuls who are suiting up for the battle to win the right to redecorate the Oval Office, ride in Air Force One and know that when the White House Band plays &ldquo;Hail To the Chief,&rdquo; they&rsquo;re hailing them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.business2community.com/online-marketing/presidential-candidate-fails-domain-name-lessons-brand-marketers-01215417"><span>http://www.business2community.com/online-marketing/presidential-candidate-fails-domain-name-lessons-brand-marketers-01215417</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Freelancer.com CEO &amp; Chairman Matt Barrie Tells Us What's in Store for Escrow.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As just about all of you have heard by now, a domain industry institution, Escrow.com, has been purchased by Australia's Freelancer.com (the world&rsquo;s largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowd sourcing marketplace) in a $7.5 million cash deal that was announced Sunday. Freelancer is a public company (FLN:Australian Stock Exchange Ltd) with 15 million users in 247 countries and a market cap of more than $460 million.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150429.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150429.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">Final Results of the 2015 ISOC Board of Trustee Elections<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Elections Committee is pleased to announce the final results of the 2015 selections to the ISOC Board of Trustees, following the rejection by the ISOC Board of the challenge to Alice Munyua&rsquo;s candidacy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/news/final-results-2015-isoc-board-trustee-elections"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/news/final-results-2015-isoc-board-trustee-elections</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 Group plc Final results</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CentralNic ... announces its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://otp.tools.investis.com/clients/uk/CentralNic/rns/regulatory-story.aspx?cid=666&amp;newsid=507864"><span>https://otp.tools.investis.com/clients/uk/CentralNic/rns/regulatory-story.aspx?cid=666&amp;newsid=507864</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.xyz helps CentralNic double its revenue<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CentralNic&rsquo;s revenue almost doubled in 2014, helped by the launch of new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18437-xyz-helps-centralnic-double-its-revenue"><span>http://domainincite.com/18437-xyz-helps-centralnic-double-its-revenue</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 doubled revenue in 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CentralNic doubled its revenue in 2014 and increased its adjusted EBITDA by 65%.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/28/centralnic-doubled-revenue-in-2014/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/28/centralnic-doubled-revenue-in-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">**********************<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">New: Auction off domains any time you want. We&rsquo;d like to introduce to you our newest feature: Sedo&rsquo;s Direct Auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You can now auction off your domain names at Sedo any time you want. To start a Direct Auction, you no longer need to wait until your domain receives an offer. Just choose the starting time and your desired minimum bid - that's it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://sedo.com/us/news/3606/New-Auction-off-domains-any-time-you-want/"><span>https://sedo.com/us/news/3606/New-Auction-off-domains-any-time-you-want/</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 now lets clients start their own domain name auctions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo is offering domain name sellers a new option to start an auction on its domain name marketplace.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/28/sedo-now-lets-clients-start-their-own-domain-name-auctions/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/28/sedo-now-lets-clients-start-their-own-domain-name-auctions/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Responding to Domain Name Offers with Bill Sweetman &ndash; DNW Podcast #30<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Name Ninja Bill Sweetman talks about his role as a domain buyer broker, and how domain name owners should respond to offers to buy their domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/27/responding-to-domain-name-offers-with-bill-sweetman-dnw-podcast-30/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/27/responding-to-domain-name-offers-with-bill-sweetman-dnw-podcast-30/</span></a>&gt;</span><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">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook Is Eating the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook, it seems, is unstoppable. The social publishing site, just 11 years old, is now the dominant force in American media. It drives a quarter of all web traffic. In turn, Facebook sucks up a huge portion of ad revenue&mdash;the money that keeps news organizations running&mdash;and holds an enormous captive audience.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/04/facebook-is-eating-the-internet/391766/"><span>http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/04/facebook-is-eating-the-internet/391766/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook Grows to 40M Active Small Business Pages<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook now has more than 40 million small businesses with active Pages on its social network, up 10 million from last June. The company is hitting the road again to reach SMBs through its Boost Your Business program and is introducing online chat support specifically for businesses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/facebook-grows-40m-active-small-business-pages"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/facebook-grows-40m-active-small-business-pages</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">As sensors shrink, watch as 'wearables' disappear<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Forget 'wearables', and even 'hearables'. The next big thing in mobile devices: 'disappearables'.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/04/30/uk-tech-wearables-idUKKBN0NK2KD20150430"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/04/30/uk-tech-wearables-idUKKBN0NK2KD20150430</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/29/tech-wearables-idINKBN0NK2KH20150429"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/29/tech-wearables-idINKBN0NK2KH20150429</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft Awarded Patent for Emotion Detecting Eyeglasses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The artificial-intelligence race could be heading back to the eyeglass shop.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/04/29/microsoft-awarded-patent-for-emotion-detecting-eyeglasses/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/04/29/microsoft-awarded-patent-for-emotion-detecting-eyeglasses/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Foxtel wants to force search engines to block pirate sites</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Foxtel wants to expand a proposed law that will force Internet service providers to block subscriber access to pirate websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/573755/foxtel-wants-force-search-engines-block-pirate-sites/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/573755/foxtel-wants-force-search-engines-block-pirate-sites/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Health, fitness apps and devices worry privacy experts due to data mining issues<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As mobile health and fitness apps and wearables gain popularity in Australia, privacy experts have raised concerns that companies are monetising personal medical information.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-28/health-fitness-apps-and-devices-worry-privacy-experts/6427782"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-28/health-fitness-apps-and-devices-worry-privacy-experts/6427782</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">Google has a new tactic for fighting patent trolls: Buying the patents first.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">So-called patent trolls, companies that buy up patents but use them to get money out of other companies instead of actually making anything with them, are a big thorn in the side of many tech companies. And Google has a new tactic for fighting them: buying the patents first.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/04/27/google-has-a-new-tactic-for-fighting-patent-trolls-buying-the-patents-first/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/04/27/google-has-a-new-tactic-for-fighting-patent-trolls-buying-the-patents-first/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Backers Say USB-C Is the Cable of the Future<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... This situation is what the tech industry is hoping to fix with a new connection standard called USB Type-C. The new connection standard is already included in some new devices, including Apple&rsquo;s latest MacBook, Google&rsquo;s Chromebook Pixel and Nokia&rsquo;s N1 tablet. Other manufacturers, like MSI, Asus, LaCie and SanDisk recently announced products that would support USB-C.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/technology/personaltech/backers-say-usb-c-is-the-cable-of-the-future.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/technology/personaltech/backers-say-usb-c-is-the-cable-of-the-future.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">Forgot your password? The SME Intrinsic-ID proposes a device fingerprint to authenticate your access.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Strong and reliable device authentication is key in our digital society. The existence of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs), the technology that implements the electronic fingerprint of devices, has been demonstrated by the PUFFIN FET project in standard devices. The applications for mobile phones are now implemented by its SME partner Intrinsic-ID.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/forgot-your-password-sme-intrinsic-id-proposes-device-fingerprint-authenticate-your-access"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/forgot-your-password-sme-intrinsic-id-proposes-device-fingerprint-authenticate-your-access</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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Kim Davies | 20 Apr 21:50 2015
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Should .au be opened up for direct registration?

I received an empty email from auDA with this subject line. It
appears to refer to a new panel to consider the .au rules, described here:

  http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/should-au-be-opened-up-for-direct-registration/

Thought this would be of specific interest to this list.

kim

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http://www.lists.auda.org.au/lists/lt.php?id=Z0sFBwVEBlBLXFs

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David Goldstein | 20 Apr 05:48 2015

auDA domain news - 20 April

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IP Justice Advises ICANN Board to Protect Freedom of Expression Rights and Respect Community-Developed Policy in ICANN TLD Policy

<http://ipjustice.org/wp/2015/04/10/ip-justice-advises-icann-board-to-protect-freedom-of-expression-rights-and-respect-community-developed-policy-in-icann-top-level-domain-policy/>

 

AU And NZ Combine For Seventh Annual Awards For Those Making Internet Better

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/16/au-and-nz-combine-for-seventh-annual-awards-for-those-making-internet-better/>

 

Recent Surveys on Trust in the Internet and New Domain Name Extensions

<http://www.thedna.org/news_recent_surveys_on_trust_in_the_internet_and_new_domain_name_extensions.php>

 

Choosing a Domain Name for Chinese Websites

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2399741/choosing-a-domain-name-for-chinese-websites>

 

Google Removes Domain Names from Mobile Search Results

<http://www.thewhir.com/blog/google-removes-domain-names-mobile-search-results>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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ICANN: Bridging the Trust Gap by Emily Taylor

This paper addresses the proposed transfer of the oversight of IANA - which is responsible for a number of Internet protocol resources - away from the US government. The author also looks at 1) the implications for Internet governance of the architecture of critical Internet resources; 2) the ICANN and its relationship with the US government through IANA; 3) why the US-ICANN relationship caused controversy; 4) ICANN’s efforts to find a successor to the IANA; and 5) the accountability of ICANN.

<http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?id=190025>

 

The design flaw in current Internet governance arrangements by Milton Mueller

The Internet Architecture Board released an important document this month. It deserves more attention than it is getting because its message bears directly on the IANA transition. The document, “Principles for the Operation of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Registries,” has entered the IETF record as RFC 7500.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/18/the-design-flaw-in-current-internet-governance-arrangements/>

 

Report on the 2015 Russian IGF

The sixth annual Russian IGF was held on 7 April 2015 in Moscow, Russia. The meeting attracted over 500 participants and focused on Internet governance and regulation, as well as the technical, political and economic aspects of ICT development.

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

 

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- ICANN

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Update to BCG Study - Country Clusters Analysis Now Available

Reducing e-friction – or a country’s obstacles to full participation in the global digital economy – can deliver benefits to national economies and business, particularly in developing markets. BCG findings show a potential 2.5% increase in GDP and 7% increase in SME revenues as e-friction scores improve.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-16-en>

 

WEBINAR: Cross Community Working Group (CWG) On IANA Naming Related Functions: Briefing on 2nd Draft Proposal for Public Comment

Following the request of the NTIA, an agency of the U.S Department of Commerce, for ICANN to "convene a multistakeholder process to develop a plan to transition the U.S. government stewardship role" with regard to the IANA Functions and related root zone management, a Cross Community Working Group (CWG-Stewardship) was formed with the purpose of developing a consolidated transition proposal for the elements of the IANA Functions relating to domain names.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-16-en>

 

Working Together to Overcome E-Friction

For the past year, I have worked with ICANN colleagues and community leaders to convene stakeholders to discuss e-friction. The concept of e-friction was developed by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in a report released last year, entitled Greasing the Wheels of the Internet Economy. It describes the barriers that keep countries, companies and consumers from realizing the full benefits of the global, scalable Internet. ICANN commissioned the research to provide a reminder of the economic benefits we derive from the digital economy, and point the way to further gains.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/working-together-to-overcome-e-friction>

 

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

New gTLD application for .RADIO

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-artero-14apr15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Danielle M. Aguirre, General Counsel | National Music Publishers' Association, to ICANN Board of Directors and Economic Intelligence Unit

New gTLD application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/aguirre-to-icann-board-eiu-14apr15-en.pdf>

 

IP Justice Advises ICANN Board to Protect Freedom of Expression Rights and Respect Community-Developed Policy in ICANN TLD Policy

IP Justice sent a letter this week to ICANN’s Board Governance Committee to express concern for ICANN’s treatment of Internet user’s freedom of expression rights in the organization’s policy for new GTLDs. The letter, which urged the committee to reconsider it’s recent decision to restrict numerous lawful of the word "doctor" in the Internet’s domain name system, stated:

<http://ipjustice.org/wp/2015/04/10/ip-justice-advises-icann-board-to-protect-freedom-of-expression-rights-and-respect-community-developed-policy-in-icann-top-level-domain-policy/>

 

ICANN banked $60m from dot-word auctions. Just what exactly is it going to spend it all on?

The chairman of ICANN has finally been pushed into revealing his plans for the $60m the domain-name overseer has banked from auctioning off the rights to dot-words.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/17/icann_gltd_auction_money/>

 

3 steps for managing ICANN Registry compliance

If you are like the majority of Registry Operators we have spoken to, you may now be thinking that compliance with your new gTLD Registry Agreement is much more difficult than first envisaged – especially if you are one of the lucky operators which have been chosen for ICANN’s latest round of registry audits!

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/3-steps-for-managing-icann-registry-compliance/>

 

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AU And NZ Combine For Seventh Annual Awards For Those Making Internet Better

auDA, the .au policy and regulatory body, and InternetNZ, the .nz manager, are combining for the seventh successive year for the ANZIA's - the Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23699>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/16/au-and-nz-combine-for-seventh-annual-awards-for-those-making-internet-better/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/au-and-nz-combine-for-seventh-annual-awards-for-those-making-internet-better.html>

 

ca: Phone call security scam warning for Internet users

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has received reports of a phone call security scam using the CIRA name.

<http://cira.ca/news/phone-call-security-scam-warning-internet-users>

 

.eu 2014 Annual report available

EURid is delighted to announce the recent publication of its annual report! The document, which takes the form of an infographic, details the main highlights and statistics relating to the registry in 2014.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/apr-2015/eu-2014-annual-report-available>

 

The explosive growth of .io domains

The percentage of websites using .io domains has more than doubled in the last year alone, according to w3techs.com. This makes it the fastest growing TLD by far, of all TLDs that make up roughly 0.01% or more of websites on the internet.

<http://blog.park.io/articles/enormous-growth-of-io-domains/>

 

Get Priority Entry Into .PORN and .ADULT

ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX, .PORN, and .ADULT TLDs, announces the launch of several promotional programs and discounted pricing opportunities occurring in April and May.

<http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=58>

 

“Russian Domain Space 2014” report is published

New issue of the annual Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ report “Russian domain space 2014: overview and development prospects”. The report reflects the most important and interesting events that took place in 2014 in Russian and global domain industry, projects the further development of the Russian domain space and the Internet in general.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6700>

 

uk: Registrant behaviour market research

In the coming weeks, we’ll be conducting research with a randomly selected sample of .uk domain registrants in order to gain a better understanding of consumer demographics, domain buying behaviour and sentiment in selecting UK domain names.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/registrant-behaviour-market-research>

 

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Recent Surveys on Trust in the Internet and New Domain Name Extensions

The DNA noted with interest the recent NCC Group Trust in the Internet Survey. The DNA shares the concerns of the NCC Group with regard to Internet safety but does not agree with all of the survey's conclusions.

<http://www.thedna.org/news_recent_surveys_on_trust_in_the_internet_and_new_domain_name_extensions.php>

 

Renewal Trends: Day 26

It's Day 26 and a large number of Donuts names, 180,000+, have now been eligible for renewal.

<http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/renewal-trends-day-26>

 

Donuts’ new TLD renewal rates range from 55% to 72%

Donuts has released updated renewal rates for the first 25 TLDs it launched. Rates range from about 55% to 72%, well under the company’s predicted 80% renewal rate.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/16/donuts-new-tld-renewal-rates-range-from-55-to-72/>

 

TLDs Owned by Brands Gaining Momentum

While gTLDs like .SUCKS and .PORN have made headlines in the past few weeks, many in the domain name industry predict that 2015 will be the year that branded TLDs — such as .NIKE and .BMW

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/top-level_domains-owned-by-brands-gaining-momentum>

 

New gTLDs accounted for 21% of the net growth of the domain name market in 2014

The April 2015 edition of the Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names provides an overview of the domain name market in 2014: figures, review and trends.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8993/show/new-gtlds-accounted-for-21-of-the-net-growth-of-the-domain-name-market-in-2014.html>

 

UPDATE: .SUCKS CEO SPEAKS

Following the publication of the article titled .SUCKS: A Questionable Future?, posted on April 13, 2015, the author received an unsolicited email from John Berard, CEO of Vox Populi Registry, Ltd. (“Vox”), the registry responsible for the controversial .SUCKS gTLD, responding to the article. In an email, Berard shares his perspective on the launch of the .SUCKS registry and the controversy that has ensued. In particular, Berard notes:

<http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/update-sucks-ceo-speaks-69075/>

 

1st Day New gTLD Totals .Fashion 2,182; .Garden 388: Science Passes .XXX & .Pro

Two new gTLD's were released this week by Minds + Machines After domain name registrations made in Sunrise by Trademark Holders .Fashion has 2,182 registrations.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/17/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-fashion-2182-garden-388-science-passes-xxx-pro/>

 

RNS Reach: Legal Marketing Association Launches Strategic Partnership with New TLD ‘.law’

Minds + Machines announces that the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) has entered into a partnership with TLD “.law.” The partnership provides LMA members the opportunity to submit an early expression of interest for “.law” domains before the domains are generally available.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/04/rns-reach-legal-marketing-association-launches-strategic-partnership-with-new-top-level-domain-law/>

 

.Science Still Getting Over 3K registrations A Day: Is This a Revolution or Another .TK

.Science which launched at the end of February is still adding more domain registrations a day than any other new gTLD extension by far on a daily basis

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/19/science-still-getting-over-3k-registrations-a-day-is-this-a-revolution-or-another-tk/>

 

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

Dear Reader! A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released. The topics covered in this report are: Shades of grey, made in Germany – SAP and the NSA, David, Goliath and the search for a truly safe haven, Apple with its head in the sand? Entire anti-virus and anti-malware category of apps removed from iOS App Store, Bankrupts have no respect for privacy – RadioShack to auction customer data, Look before you leap – hackers fake profiles on dating app & The Clipboard: Interesting Presentations, Articles and Videos

<http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/04/14/the-april-2015-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/>

 

Internet.nl launched during Dutch Cyber Week 2015

During the Dutch Cyber Week 2015 the website Internet.nl was launched by the Internet Standards Platform, a collaboration among organisations from the Internet community and the Dutch government. On this website, visitors can check whether their Internet is up to date. Are your internet connection, e-mail and website actually using modern, secure internet standards? And if not, what can you do about it?

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/internetnl-launched-during-dutch-cyber-week-2015>

 

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Brand protection online: what you need to know

The online world is rife with problems, meaning brand owners should monitor any potential dangers in order to protect their identity says Nick Wenban-Smith of Nominet.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/brand-protection-online-what-you-need-to-know>

 

Judge denies motion to strike UDRP cases from MySchool.com pleadings

Plaintiff asked judge to forbid information about its two UDRP losses over the same domain to be used in pleadings.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/17/judge-denies-motion-to-strike-udrp-cases-from-myschool-com-pleadings/>

 

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DoD must speed migration to IPv6

The Defense Department's inability to properly move to Internet protocol version 6, or IPv6, could mean cost increases and vulnerability to cyber threats, a new report found.

<http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/ig-dod-must-speed-migration-ipv6/2015-04-16>

 

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Choosing a Domain Name for Chinese Websites: Part 2

In my last column, I talked about the importance of having a good domain name in China. Today I will look at how some of the most popular websites in China chose their domain names, and what foreign brands can learn from this.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2404489/choosing-a-domain-name-for-chinese-websites-part-2>

 

Choosing a Domain Name for Chinese Websites

Creating a website and buying a domain name are the prerequisites for any business making the move to online, and the choice of domain name will, more likely than not, have an impact on a business's brand name. In the Chinese market in particular, a good domain name is extremely important for any future marketing of a business.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2399741/choosing-a-domain-name-for-chinese-websites>

 

Google Removes Domain Names from Mobile Search Results

As Google prepares for its major mobile algorithm update next week, the search giant has already made a change to how sites appear in mobile search, using the real-world name of the site instead of the domain name.

<http://www.thewhir.com/blog/google-removes-domain-names-mobile-search-results>

 

Google to Make Mobile URLs More User-Friendly

Google mobile search results will no longer display a website's URL. Instead, search results will include a more reader-friendly site description.

<http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/news/2404638/google-to-make-mobile-urls-more-user-friendly>

 

Google to punish mobile-unfriendly sites

Experts warn of a "Mobile-geddon" as the online titan prepares to change the way its search engine ranks websites on mobile devices. Businesses failing to go mobile-friendly could face extinction.

<http://www.dw.de/google-to-punish-mobile-unfriendly-sites/a-18390240>

 

Google eliminating domains from search results

Google has made another move to make domain names less relevant to internet users.

<http://domainincite.com/18364-google-eliminating-domains-from-search-results>

 

nz: Business warning as Google mobile deadline looms

Thousands of New Zealand businesses could have their websites cut from Google's search engine if they do not meet the requirements for mobile by tomorrow.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11435486>

 

RIPE NCC Annual Report 2014

The RIPE NCC Annual Report 2014, including the Financial Report 2014, is now available. The RIPE NCC Annual Report 2014 documents the activities of the RIPE NCC throughout the year. The report also contains the RIPE NCC Financial Report 2014.

<https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-annual-report-2014>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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DCIM DCIM: Market Study on Datacenter Infrastructure Management 2.0

DC and IT decision-makers are set to obtain a new market overview and aid in decision making for the implementation of DCIM solutions in data centers.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/news/dcim-dcim-2.html>

 

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New Parking feature: Small, but impactful change for domain sellers

When you Park a domain that is for sale, it dramatically increases the likelihood of a sale.

<https://sedo.com/us/news/3586/New-Parking-feature/>

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Instagram Tightens Guidelines to Curb Pornography and Harassment

Instagram is dropping the nice-guy act. The photo- and video-sharing app Thursday unveiled more-detailed standards for images, aimed at curbing pornography and harassment. The tone is tougher, too: Instagram cut the number of times it says “please,” to one, from four.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/04/16/instagram-tightens-rules-to-curb-pornography-and-harassment/>

 

WhatsApp Hits 800 Million Users — 1 Billion by Year-End?

WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, continuing a pace of growth that may put the mobile messaging app on track to hit one billion users later this year.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/04/17/whatsapp-hits-800000-users-1-billion-by-year-end/>

 

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES

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Electronic waste worth £34bn piling up in 'toxic mine', warns UN report

Gold worth more than £7bn is being thrown away amid the 42 million tons of electronic and electrical equipment discarded by consumers each year, according to United Nations experts.

<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/electronic-waste-worth-34bn-piling-up-in-toxic-mine-warns-un-report-10187364.html>

 

World's mountain of electrical waste reaches new peak of 42m tonnes

A record amount of electrical and electronic waste was discarded around the world in 2014, with the biggest per-capita tallies in countries that pride themselves on environmental consciousness, a report said.

<http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/19/worlds-mountain-of-electrical-waste-reaches-new-peak-of-42m-tonnes>

 

U.S., China top dumping of electronic waste; little recycled

The United States and China contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014 and less than a sixth ended up recycled worldwide, a U.N. study said on Sunday.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/19/environment-waste-idINKBN0NA01920150419>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Dotcom Speeding Offense Could Lead to Deportation “In Weeks”

Even as Kim Dotcom spends millions fighting extradition to the U.S., a relatively minor issue could see him kicked out of New Zealand in a matter of weeks. When applying for residency in 2010, Dotcom failed to declare a dangerous driving speeding conviction, a matter that could now escalate into deportation from the country.

<http://torrentfreak.com/kim-dotcom-speeding-offense-could-lead-to-deportation-150416/>

 

Kim Dotcom may get kicked out of New Zealand—but not because of copyright

The US stepped up the enforcement of copyright law dramatically when authorities chose to press criminal copyright charges against Kim Dotcom in 2012, grabbing his servers and raiding his New Zealand house. Dotcom's "cyberlocker" site Megaupload, which the US government accuses of massive piracy, went down instantly.

<http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/kim-dotcom-may-get-kicked-out-of-new-zealand-but-not-because-of-copyright/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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Trade Promotion Authority, the Trans Pacific Partnership, and Secrecy

The New York Times reported this afternoon that a Congressional agreement has been reached on so-called “fast track” authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). This international agreement, having been negotiated under extreme secrecy by 12 countries including the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore, is supposed to be an “ambitious, next-generation, Asia-Pacific trade agreement that reflects U.S. economic priorities and values.”

<http://infojustice.org/archives/34273>

 

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BRAND PROTECTION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Australia must break the shackles of intellectual property in FTAs

Last week some of Australia's biggest and richest companies voluntarily fronted up to a senate inquiry on corporate tax avoidance.

<http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/australia-must-break-the-shackles-of-intellectual-property-in-ftas-20150416-1mmcnr.html>

 

Australian group sets out anti-piracy proposals

A group representing the Australian electronics industry has released the first draft of an industry code designed to tackle online piracy.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/australian-group-sets-out-online-piracy-proposals-4321>

 

How the Leaked TPP ISDS Chapter Threatens Intellectual Property Limitations and Exceptions

I released a statement earlier today opining that the today’s leak of the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) chapter proposed for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement would give new rights to private companies to challenge limitations and exceptions to copyrights, patents, and other intellectual property rights in unaccountable international arbitration forums. This note gives further background and analysis supporting that statement.

<http://infojustice.org/archives/34253>

 

What Is Patentable Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

On October 16, 2014, WikiLeaks released a complete draft of the Intellectual Property Chapter of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The TPP is a controversial free trade agreement being negotiated behind closed doors by officials from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam.

<http://infojustice.org/archives/34245>

 

 

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IP Justice Advises ICANN Board to Protect Freedom of Expression Rights and Respect Community-Developed Policy in ICANN TLD Policy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ipjustice.org/wp/2015/04/10/ip-justice-advises-icann-board-to-protect-freedom-of-expression-rights-and-respect-community-developed-policy-in-icann-top-level-domain-policy/"><span>http://ipjustice.org/wp/2015/04/10/ip-justice-advises-icann-board-to-protect-freedom-of-expression-rights-and-respect-community-developed-policy-in-icann-top-level-domain-policy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">AU And NZ Combine For Seventh Annual Awards For Those Making Internet Better<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/16/au-and-nz-combine-for-seventh-annual-awards-for-those-making-internet-better/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/16/au-and-nz-combine-for-seventh-annual-awards-for-those-making-internet-better/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recent Surveys on Trust in the Internet and New Domain Name Extensions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedna.org/news_recent_surveys_on_trust_in_the_internet_and_new_domain_name_extensions.php"><span>http://www.thedna.org/news_recent_surveys_on_trust_in_the_internet_and_new_domain_name_extensions.php</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Choosing a Domain Name for Chinese Websites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2399741/choosing-a-domain-name-for-chinese-websites"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2399741/choosing-a-domain-name-for-chinese-websites</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Removes Domain Names from Mobile Search Results<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/blog/google-removes-domain-names-mobile-search-results"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/blog/google-removes-domain-names-mobile-search-results</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN: Bridging the Trust Gap by Emily Taylor<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This paper addresses the proposed transfer of the oversight of IANA - which is responsible for a number of Internet protocol resources - away from the US government. The author also looks at 1) the implications for Internet governance of the architecture of critical Internet resources; 2) the ICANN and its relationship with the US government through IANA; 3) why the US-ICANN relationship caused controversy; 4) ICANN&rsquo;s efforts to find a successor to the IANA; and 5) the accountability of ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?id=190025"><span>http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?id=190025</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The design flaw in current Internet governance arrangements by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Architecture Board released an important document this month. It deserves more attention than it is getting because its message bears directly on the IANA transition. The document, &ldquo;Principles for the Operation of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Registries,&rdquo; has entered the IETF record as RFC 7500.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/18/the-design-flaw-in-current-internet-governance-arrangements/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/18/the-design-flaw-in-current-internet-governance-arrangements/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Report on the 2015 Russian IGF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The sixth annual Russian IGF was held on 7 April 2015 in Moscow, Russia. The meeting attracted over 500 participants and focused on Internet governance and regulation, as well as the technical, political and economic aspects of ICT development.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/industry-developments/report-on-the-2015-russian-igf"><span>https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/industry-developments/report-on-the-2015-russian-igf</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">Update to BCG Study - Country Clusters Analysis Now Available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Reducing e-friction &ndash; or a country&rsquo;s obstacles to full participation in the global digital economy &ndash; can deliver benefits to national economies and business, particularly in developing markets. BCG findings show a potential 2.5% increase in GDP and 7% increase in SME revenues as e-friction scores improve.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-16-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-16-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WEBINAR: Cross Community Working Group (CWG) On IANA Naming Related Functions: Briefing on 2nd Draft Proposal for Public Comment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following the request of the NTIA, an agency of the U.S Department of Commerce, for ICANN to "convene a multistakeholder process to develop a plan to transition the U.S. government stewardship role" with regard to the IANA Functions and related root zone management, a Cross Community Working Group (CWG-Stewardship) was formed with the purpose of developing a consolidated transition proposal for the elements of the IANA Functions relating to domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-16-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-16-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Working Together to Overcome E-Friction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the past year, I have worked with ICANN colleagues and community leaders to convene stakeholders to discuss e-friction. The concept of e-friction was developed by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in a report released last year, entitled Greasing the Wheels of the Internet Economy. It describes the barriers that keep countries, companies and consumers from realizing the full benefits of the global, scalable Internet. ICANN commissioned the research to provide a reminder of the economic benefits we derive from the digital economy, and point the way to further gains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/working-together-to-overcome-e-friction"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/working-together-to-overcome-e-friction</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Christine A. Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Alain Artero</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .RADIO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-artero-14apr15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-artero-14apr15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Danielle M. Aguirre, General Counsel | National Music Publishers' Association, to ICANN Board of Directors and Economic Intelligence Unit<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/aguirre-to-icann-board-eiu-14apr15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/aguirre-to-icann-board-eiu-14apr15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IP Justice Advises ICANN Board to Protect Freedom of Expression Rights and Respect Community-Developed Policy in ICANN TLD Policy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IP Justice sent a letter this week to ICANN&rsquo;s Board Governance Committee to express concern for ICANN&rsquo;s treatment of Internet user&rsquo;s freedom of expression rights in the organization&rsquo;s policy for new GTLDs. The letter, which urged the committee to reconsider it&rsquo;s recent decision to restrict numerous lawful of the word "doctor" in the Internet&rsquo;s domain name system, stated:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ipjustice.org/wp/2015/04/10/ip-justice-advises-icann-board-to-protect-freedom-of-expression-rights-and-respect-community-developed-policy-in-icann-top-level-domain-policy/"><span>http://ipjustice.org/wp/2015/04/10/ip-justice-advises-icann-board-to-protect-freedom-of-expression-rights-and-respect-community-developed-policy-in-icann-top-level-domain-policy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN banked $60m from dot-word auctions. Just what exactly is it going to spend it all on?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The chairman of ICANN has finally been pushed into revealing his plans for the $60m the domain-name overseer has banked from auctioning off the rights to dot-words.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/17/icann_gltd_auction_money/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/17/icann_gltd_auction_money/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">3 steps for managing ICANN Registry compliance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you are like the majority of Registry Operators we have spoken to, you may now be thinking that compliance with your new gTLD Registry Agreement is much more difficult than first envisaged &ndash; especially if you are one of the lucky operators which have been chosen for ICANN&rsquo;s latest round of registry audits!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/3-steps-for-managing-icann-registry-compliance/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/3-steps-for-managing-icann-registry-compliance/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">AU And NZ Combine For Seventh Annual Awards For Those Making Internet Better<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">auDA, the .au policy and regulatory body, and InternetNZ, the .nz manager, are combining for the seventh successive year for the ANZIA's - the Australia &amp; New Zealand Internet Awards.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23699"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23699</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/16/au-and-nz-combine-for-seventh-annual-awards-for-those-making-internet-better/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/16/au-and-nz-combine-for-seventh-annual-awards-for-those-making-internet-better/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/au-and-nz-combine-for-seventh-annual-awards-for-those-making-internet-better.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/au-and-nz-combine-for-seventh-annual-awards-for-those-making-internet-better.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ca: Phone call security scam warning for Internet users</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has received reports of a phone call security scam using the CIRA name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://cira.ca/news/phone-call-security-scam-warning-internet-users"><span>http://cira.ca/news/phone-call-security-scam-warning-internet-users</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.eu 2014 Annual report available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EURid is delighted to announce the recent publication of its annual report! The document, which takes the form of an infographic, details the main highlights and statistics relating to the registry in 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/apr-2015/eu-2014-annual-report-available"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/apr-2015/eu-2014-annual-report-available</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The explosive growth of .io domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The percentage of websites using .io domains has more than doubled in the last year alone, according to w3techs.com. This makes it the fastest growing TLD by far, of all TLDs that make up roughly 0.01% or more of websites on the internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.park.io/articles/enormous-growth-of-io-domains/"><span>http://blog.park.io/articles/enormous-growth-of-io-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">Get Priority Entry Into .PORN and .ADULT<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX, .PORN, and .ADULT TLDs, announces the launch of several promotional programs and discounted pricing opportunities occurring in April and May.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=58"><span>http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=58</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;Russian Domain Space 2014&rdquo; report is published<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New issue of the annual Coordination Center for TLD RU/</span><span lang="RU">&#1056;&#1060; report &ldquo;Russian domain space 2014: overview and development prospects&rdquo;. The report reflects the most important and interesting events that took place in 2014 in Russian and global domain industry, projects the further development of the Russian domain space and the Internet in general.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6700"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6700</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: Registrant behaviour market research<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the coming weeks, we&rsquo;ll be conducting research with a randomly selected sample of .uk domain registrants in order to gain a better understanding of consumer demographics, domain buying behaviour and sentiment in selecting UK domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/registrant-behaviour-market-research"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/registrant-behaviour-market-research</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recent Surveys on Trust in the Internet and New Domain Name Extensions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The DNA noted with interest the recent NCC Group Trust in the Internet Survey. The DNA shares the concerns of the NCC Group with regard to Internet safety but does not agree with all of the survey's conclusions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedna.org/news_recent_surveys_on_trust_in_the_internet_and_new_domain_name_extensions.php"><span>http://www.thedna.org/news_recent_surveys_on_trust_in_the_internet_and_new_domain_name_extensions.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">Renewal Trends: Day 26<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's Day 26 and a large number of Donuts names, 180,000+, have now been eligible for renewal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/renewal-trends-day-26"><span>http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/renewal-trends-day-26</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&rsquo; new TLD renewal rates range from 55% to 72%<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts has released updated renewal rates for the first 25 </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s it launched. Rates range from about 55% to 72%, well under the company&rsquo;s predicted 80% renewal rate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/16/donuts-new-tld-renewal-rates-range-from-55-to-72/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/16/donuts-new-tld-renewal-rates-range-from-55-to-72/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TLDs Owned by Brands Gaining Momentum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While gTLDs like .SUCKS and .PORN have made headlines in the past few weeks, many in the domain name industry predict that 2015 will be the year that branded TLDs &mdash; such as .NIKE and .BMW<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/top-level_domains-owned-by-brands-gaining-momentum"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/top-level_domains-owned-by-brands-gaining-momentum</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLDs accounted for 21% of the net growth of the domain name market in 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The April 2015 edition of the Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names provides an overview of the domain name market in 2014: figures, review and trends.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8993/show/new-gtlds-accounted-for-21-of-the-net-growth-of-the-domain-name-market-in-2014.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8993/show/new-gtlds-accounted-for-21-of-the-net-growth-of-the-domain-name-market-in-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">UPDATE: .SUCKS CEO SPEAKS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following the publication of the article titled .SUCKS: A Questionable Future?, posted on April 13, 2015, the author received an unsolicited email from John Berard, CEO of Vox Populi Registry, Ltd. (&ldquo;Vox&rdquo;), the registry responsible for the controversial .SUCKS gTLD, responding to the article. In an email, Berard shares his perspective on the launch of the .SUCKS registry and the controversy that has ensued. In particular, Berard notes:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/update-sucks-ceo-speaks-69075/"><span>http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/update-sucks-ceo-speaks-69075/</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 Day New gTLD Totals .Fashion 2,182; .Garden 388: Science Passes .XXX &amp; .Pro<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two new gTLD's were released this week by Minds + Machines After domain name registrations made in Sunrise by Trademark Holders .Fashion has 2,182 registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/17/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-fashion-2182-garden-388-science-passes-xxx-pro/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/17/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-fashion-2182-garden-388-science-passes-xxx-pro/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RNS Reach: Legal Marketing Association Launches Strategic Partnership with New TLD &lsquo;.law&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines announces that the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) has entered into a partnership with TLD &ldquo;.law.&rdquo; The partnership provides LMA members the opportunity to submit an early expression of interest for &ldquo;.law&rdquo; domains before the domains are generally available.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/04/rns-reach-legal-marketing-association-launches-strategic-partnership-with-new-top-level-domain-law/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/04/rns-reach-legal-marketing-association-launches-strategic-partnership-with-new-top-level-domain-law/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Science Still Getting Over 3K registrations A Day: Is This a Revolution or Another .TK<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Science which launched at the end of February is still adding more domain registrations a day than any other new gTLD extension by far on a daily basis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/19/science-still-getting-over-3k-registrations-a-day-is-this-a-revolution-or-another-tk/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/19/science-still-getting-over-3k-registrations-a-day-is-this-a-revolution-or-another-tk/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The April 2015 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dear Reader! A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released. The topics covered in this report are: Shades of grey, made in Germany &ndash; SAP and the NSA</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">David, Goliath and the search for a truly safe haven</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">Apple with its head in the sand? Entire anti-virus and anti-malware category of apps removed from iOS App Store</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">Bankrupts have no respect for privacy &ndash; RadioShack to auction customer data</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">Look before you leap &ndash; hackers fake profiles on dating app</span><span> &amp; </span><span lang="EN">The Clipboard: Interesting Presentations, Articles and Videos<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/04/14/the-april-2015-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/"><span>http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/04/14/the-april-2015-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet.nl launched during Dutch Cyber Week 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">During the Dutch Cyber Week 2015 the website Internet.nl was launched by the Internet Standards Platform, a collaboration among organisations from the Internet community and the Dutch government. On this website, visitors can check whether their Internet is up to date. Are your internet connection, e-mail and website actually using modern, secure internet standards? And if not, what can you do about it?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/internetnl-launched-during-dutch-cyber-week-2015"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/internetnl-launched-during-dutch-cyber-week-2015</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">Brand protection online: what you need to know<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The online world is rife with problems, meaning brand owners should monitor any potential dangers in order to protect their identity says Nick Wenban-Smith of Nominet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/brand-protection-online-what-you-need-to-know"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/brand-protection-online-what-you-need-to-know</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Judge denies motion to strike UDRP cases from MySchool.com pleadings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Plaintiff asked judge to forbid information about its two UDRP losses over the same domain to be used in pleadings.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/17/judge-denies-motion-to-strike-udrp-cases-from-myschool-com-pleadings/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/17/judge-denies-motion-to-strike-udrp-cases-from-myschool-com-pleadings/</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"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DoD must speed migration to IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Defense Department's inability to properly move to Internet protocol version 6, or IPv6, could mean cost increases and vulnerability to cyber threats, a new report found.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/ig-dod-must-speed-migration-ipv6/2015-04-16"><span>http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/ig-dod-must-speed-migration-ipv6/2015-04-16</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Choosing a Domain Name for Chinese Websites: Part 2<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In my last column, I talked about the importance of having a good domain name in China. Today I will look at how some of the most popular websites in China chose their domain names, and what foreign brands can learn from this.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2404489/choosing-a-domain-name-for-chinese-websites-part-2"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2404489/choosing-a-domain-name-for-chinese-websites-part-2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Choosing a Domain Name for Chinese Websites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Creating a website and buying a domain name are the prerequisites for any business making the move to online, and the choice of domain name will, more likely than not, have an impact on a business's brand name. In the Chinese market in particular, a good domain name is extremely important for any future marketing of a business.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2399741/choosing-a-domain-name-for-chinese-websites"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2399741/choosing-a-domain-name-for-chinese-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">Google Removes Domain Names from Mobile Search Results<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As Google prepares for its major mobile algorithm update next week, the search giant has already made a change to how sites appear in mobile search, using the real-world name of the site instead of the domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/blog/google-removes-domain-names-mobile-search-results"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/blog/google-removes-domain-names-mobile-search-results</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 to Make Mobile URLs More User-Friendly<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google mobile search results will no longer display a website's URL. Instead, search results will include a more reader-friendly site description.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/news/2404638/google-to-make-mobile-urls-more-user-friendly"><span>http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/news/2404638/google-to-make-mobile-urls-more-user-friendly</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google to punish mobile-unfriendly sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Experts warn of a "Mobile-geddon" as the online titan prepares to change the way its search engine ranks websites on mobile devices. Businesses failing to go mobile-friendly could face extinction.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dw.de/google-to-punish-mobile-unfriendly-sites/a-18390240"><span>http://www.dw.de/google-to-punish-mobile-unfriendly-sites/a-18390240</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 eliminating domains from search results<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google has made another move to make domain names less relevant to internet users.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18364-google-eliminating-domains-from-search-results"><span>http://domainincite.com/18364-google-eliminating-domains-from-search-results</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: Business warning as Google mobile deadline looms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thousands of New Zealand businesses could have their websites cut from Google's search engine if they do not meet the requirements for mobile by tomorrow.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11435486"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11435486</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 Annual Report 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The RIPE NCC Annual Report 2014, including the Financial Report 2014, is now available. The RIPE NCC Annual Report 2014 documents the activities of the RIPE NCC throughout the year. The report also contains the RIPE NCC Financial Report 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-annual-report-2014"><span>https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-annual-report-2014</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"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DCIM </span><span lang="EN">&ne;</span><span lang="EN"> DCIM: Market Study on Datacenter Infrastructure Management 2.0</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DC and IT decision-makers are set to obtain a new market overview and aid in decision making for the implementation of DCIM solutions in data centers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/news/dcim-dcim-2.html"><span>https</span><span>://</span><span>international</span><span>.</span><span>eco</span><span>.</span><span>de</span><span>/</span><span>2015</span><span>/</span><span>news</span><span>/</span><span>dcim</span><span>-</span><span>dcim</span><span>-</span><span>2</span><span>.</span><span>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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Parking feature: Small, but impactful change for domain sellers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When you Park a domain that is for sale, it dramatically increases the likelihood of a sale.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://sedo.com/us/news/3586/New-Parking-feature/"><span>https://sedo.com/us/news/3586/New-Parking-feature/</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">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Instagram Tightens Guidelines to Curb Pornography and Harassment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Instagram is dropping the nice-guy act. The photo- and video-sharing app Thursday unveiled more-detailed standards for images, aimed at curbing pornography and harassment. The tone is tougher, too: Instagram cut the number of times it says &ldquo;please,&rdquo; to one, from four.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/04/16/instagram-tightens-rules-to-curb-pornography-and-harassment/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/04/16/instagram-tightens-rules-to-curb-pornography-and-harassment/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WhatsApp Hits 800 Million Users &mdash; 1 Billion by Year-End?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, continuing a pace of growth that may put the mobile messaging app on track to hit one billion users later this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/04/17/whatsapp-hits-800000-users-1-billion-by-year-end/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/04/17/whatsapp-hits-800000-users-1-billion-by-year-end/</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 TECHNOLOGIES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Electronic waste worth &pound;34bn piling up in 'toxic mine', warns UN report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Gold worth more than &pound;7bn is being thrown away amid the 42 million tons of electronic and electrical equipment discarded by consumers each year, according to United Nations experts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/electronic-waste-worth-34bn-piling-up-in-toxic-mine-warns-un-report-10187364.html"><span>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/electronic-waste-worth-34bn-piling-up-in-toxic-mine-warns-un-report-10187364.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">World's mountain of electrical waste reaches new peak of 42m tonnes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A record amount of electrical and electronic waste was discarded around the world in 2014, with the biggest per-capita tallies in countries that pride themselves on environmental consciousness, a report said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/19/worlds-mountain-of-electrical-waste-reaches-new-peak-of-42m-tonnes"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/19/worlds-mountain-of-electrical-waste-reaches-new-peak-of-42m-tonnes</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., China top dumping of electronic waste; little recycled<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The United States and China contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014 and less than a sixth ended up recycled worldwide, a U.N. study said on Sunday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/19/environment-waste-idINKBN0NA01920150419"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/19/environment-waste-idINKBN0NA01920150419</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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dotcom Speeding Offense Could Lead to Deportation &ldquo;In Weeks&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Even as Kim Dotcom spends millions fighting extradition to the U.S., a relatively minor issue could see him kicked out of New Zealand in a matter of weeks. When applying for residency in 2010, Dotcom failed to declare a dangerous driving speeding conviction, a matter that could now escalate into deportation from the country.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/kim-dotcom-speeding-offense-could-lead-to-deportation-150416/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/kim-dotcom-speeding-offense-could-lead-to-deportation-150416/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kim Dotcom may get kicked out of New Zealand&mdash;but not because of copyright<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US stepped up the enforcement of copyright law dramatically when authorities chose to press criminal copyright charges against Kim Dotcom in 2012, grabbing his servers and raiding his New Zealand house. Dotcom's "cyberlocker" site Megaupload, which the US government accuses of massive piracy, went down instantly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/kim-dotcom-may-get-kicked-out-of-new-zealand-but-not-because-of-copyright/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/kim-dotcom-may-get-kicked-out-of-new-zealand-but-not-because-of-copyright/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Trade Promotion Authority, the Trans Pacific Partnership, and Secrecy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The New York Times reported this afternoon that a Congressional agreement has been reached on so-called &ldquo;fast track&rdquo; authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). This international agreement, having been negotiated under extreme secrecy by 12 countries including the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore, is supposed to be an &ldquo;ambitious, next-generation, Asia-Pacific trade agreement that reflects U.S. economic priorities and values.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://infojustice.org/archives/34273"><span>http://infojustice.org/archives/34273</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">Australia must break the shackles of intellectual property in FTAs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week some of Australia's biggest and richest companies voluntarily fronted up to a senate inquiry on corporate tax avoidance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/australia-must-break-the-shackles-of-intellectual-property-in-ftas-20150416-1mmcnr.html"><span>http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/australia-must-break-the-shackles-of-intellectual-property-in-ftas-20150416-1mmcnr.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">Australian group sets out anti-piracy proposals<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A group representing the Australian electronics industry has released the first draft of an industry code designed to tackle online piracy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/australian-group-sets-out-online-piracy-proposals-4321"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/australian-group-sets-out-online-piracy-proposals-4321</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 Leaked TPP ISDS Chapter Threatens Intellectual Property Limitations and Exceptions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I released a statement earlier today opining that the today&rsquo;s leak of the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) chapter proposed for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement would give new rights to private companies to challenge limitations and exceptions to copyrights, patents, and other intellectual property rights in unaccountable international arbitration forums. This note gives further background and analysis supporting that statement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://infojustice.org/archives/34253"><span>http://infojustice.org/archives/34253</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What Is Patentable Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On October 16, 2014, WikiLeaks released a complete draft of the Intellectual Property Chapter of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The TPP is a controversial free trade agreement being negotiated behind closed doors by officials from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://infojustice.org/archives/34245"><span>http://infojustice.org/archives/34245</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 13 Apr 02:44 2015

auDA domain news - 13 April

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Legal separation of IANA gains steam by Brenden Kuerbis

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/07/legal-separation-of-iana-gains-steam-as-the-way-forward/>

 

Beyond the Contract: Partnering to Strengthen Business and Consumer Protections

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/beyond-the-contract-partnering-to-strengthen-business-and-consumer-protections>

 

ICANN responds to IPC concerns, refers ‘.sucks’ to the FTC

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=031fca0a-1c33-4b15-bda6-2b206534e8f5>

 

Victory! Domains Stripped Out of EU “Trademark Package” by Philip Corwin

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/victory-domains-stripped-out-of-eu-trademark-package/>

 

Registration Operations is More Than Just Registering Domain Names

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

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Legal separation of IANA gains steam by Brenden Kuerbis

The past two weeks have seen a whirlwind of activity regarding the IANA transition. During two days of face to face meetings in Istanbul and continuing discussions online, the Community Working Group on IANA Stewardship Transition (CWG) winnowed down the models it was considering to an IANA that was either legally or functionally separated from ICANN.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/07/legal-separation-of-iana-gains-steam-as-the-way-forward/>

 

What Is the IANA Contract and Why is it Important?

Those of us in the domain name space often take the IANA Functions and the contract that governs those functions for granted. And those outside of the domain name space may not even know about them at all if it weren’t for recent media coverage. If you’ve been hearing a lot about he IANA transition or who “runs” the Internet, here is some background information.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/the-iana_functions-and-iana_contract-101>

 

Towards the grand opening of NETmundial Initiative

The Coordination Council (CC) of NETmundial Initiative (NMI), of which I am a member, had the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) under consideration after the initial consultation for it in February.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/04/09/towards-the-grand-opening-of-netmundial-initiative/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Beyond the Contract: Partnering to Strengthen Business and Consumer Protections

Recently ICANN received a formal letter from Gregory Shatan, President of ICANN's Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC), on behalf of the IPC, asking us to halt the rollout of .SUCKS, a new gTLD operated by Vox Populi Registry Inc. In the letter, the IPC described the proposed business practices and actions of Vox Populi as "illicit" and "predatory, exploitive and coercive." As responsible stewards of the Internet, we take these allegations seriously.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/beyond-the-contract-partnering-to-strengthen-business-and-consumer-protections>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to NordNet SA

NordNet SA ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") pursuant to Section 3 of the Data Retention Specification of the 2013 RAA, which provides that if a registrar is subject to the same applicable law that gave rise to ICANN's request to grant a previous data retention waiver under the 2013 RAA, a registrar may request that ICANN grant a similar waiver, which request shall be approved by ICANN, unless ICANN provides Registrar with a reasonable justification for not approving such request.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-10-en>

 

Request for Quotation | Equipment Refresh RFQ

ICANN is seeking one or more providers to facilitate the sourcing and pre-configuration tasks for servers and network equipment for our global network infrastructure.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-10-en>

 

Letter from John O. Jeffrey, General Counsel & Secretary | ICANN, to The Honorable Edith Ramirez and The Honorable John Knubley

.SUCKS TLD

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/jeffrey-to-ramirez-knubley-09apr15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Akram Atallah, President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Gregory S. Shatan

Re: .SUCKS TLD

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-shatan-09apr15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Vincent Huang and Thomas Embrescia

New gTLD application for .招聘

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-huang-embrescia-07apr15-en.pdf>

 

IP Justice Advises ICANN Board to Protect Freedom of Expression Rights and Respect Community-Developed Policy in ICANN TLD Policy

IP Justice sent a letter this week to ICANN’s Board Governance Committee to express concern for ICANN’s treatment of Internet user’s freedom of expression rights in the organization’s policy for new GTLDs. The letter, which urged the committee to reconsider it’s recent decision to restrict numerous lawful of the word "doctor" in the Internet’s domain name system, stated:

<http://ipjustice.org/wp/2015/04/10/ip-justice-advises-icann-board-to-protect-freedom-of-expression-rights-and-respect-community-developed-policy-in-icann-top-level-domain-policy/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Opening of the .alsace geoTLD: the point is you!

As of April 7, 2015, the ".alsace" geoTLD will be accessible to all on the Internet.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8948/show/april-7-2015-opening-of-the-alsace-geotld-the-point-is-you.html>

 

dk: New customer satisfaction survey on the way

On Monday, DK Hostmaster distributes a new customer satisfaction survey to a selection of 7000 users of the .dk domain name.

<https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/new-customer-satisfaction-survey-on-the-way-1/>

 

nl: SIDN publishes Annual Report 2014

In 2014, the internet was more than ever a game-changer. It overturned conventions and challenged the established order. Sectors that failed to address client dissatisfaction issues were particularly hard hit. More and more enterprises that understand what's needed to thrive in a share economy are making their presence felt. Uber is perhaps the highest-profile example, but Airbnb has also shaken things up within its sector.

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/sidn-publishes-annual-report-2014>

 

rs: Cyber-threats call for cyber-knowledge

On 31st March, the Serbian National Internet Domain Name Registry (RNIDS), together with the FONIS Association of Students of Information Science, organised a talk titled Cyber Security – Everywhere for Everyone at the Belgrade Faculty of Organisational Sciences.

<http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/cyber-threats-call-for-cyber-knowledge/id/6023>

 

21% discount on new registrations in .RU domain

On April 7th, 2015 Russian ccTLD .RU turns 21 years old. In honor of this memorable event Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ prepared a gift for the registrars and users.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6665>

 

Nominet Undertaking Contact Data Disclosure in the .UK WHOIS Consultation

Nominet is currently consulting on a proposed policy to clarify what data about registrants is published in the .UK WHOIS and, regardless of what’s published, ensure accurate data is held essential for running .UK.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/10/nominet-contact-data-disclosure-uk-whois/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-data-disclosure-in-whois-consultation.html>

 

Save the Date: .US Public Stakeholder Town Hall (April 22 1-3 ET, 10-12 PT)

.US is the TLD for the United States of America. As stakeholders in the .US ccTLD, we all share a vested interest in making sure that .US continues to be a vibrant namespace that reflects the diversity, creativity and success of our people. As the Internet continues to grow and evolve, it’s important that the .US domain does too.

<http://www.neustar.us/save-the-date-us-public-stakeholder-town-hall-april-22-1-3-et-10-12-pt/>

 

.US Domains Are Subject To Being Suspended Under The URS

.US domain names have became subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) policy. Actually ICANN site on the URS specifically says that .US domain names are not subject to the URS Technically the decision is a usRS for the .usTLD Rapid Suspension System (the "Rules").

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/09/us-domains-are-subject-to-being-suspended-under-the-urs/>

 

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ICANN responds to IPC concerns, refers ‘.sucks’ to the FTC

Almost two weeks after the IP Constituency (IPC) formally voiced its concern over pricing policies in the ‘.sucks’ TLD, ICANN has swung into action, referring the IPC’s allegations to both the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and, because Vox Populi is a Canadian enterprise, Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA).

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=031fca0a-1c33-4b15-bda6-2b206534e8f5>

 

ICANN reports .sucks to the FTC over “predatory” pricing

ICANN has referred .sucks registry Vox Populi to the US Federal Trade Commission over concerns from intellectual property owners that its pricing is “predatory”.

<http://domainincite.com/18326-breaking-icann-reports-sucks-to-the-ftc-over-predatory-pricing>

 

ICANN Asks US and Canadian Regulators to Consider if .SUCKS Violates Laws

There has been widespread outrage from brand owners as to the business model of the .sucks gTLD with fears the gTLD will turn into a forum for registrants to "bash-a-brand." And now following a complaint from ICANN's Intellectual Property Constituency, ICANN has asked both the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and, because Vox Populi is a Canadian enterprise, Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), to consider assessing and determining whether or not Vox Populi is violating any of the laws or regulations those agencies enforce.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23682>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/11/icann-asks-us-and-canadian-regulators-to-consider-if-sucks-violates-laws/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-asks-us-and-canadian-regulators-to-consider-if-sucks-violates-laws.html>

 

ICANN Asks U.S., Canada to Probe .sucks Domain Pricing

ICANN on Thursday asked the U.S. and Canadian governments to determine whether the company that manages .sucks is violating any laws by inflating the prices that brand owners pay for their own .sucks sites.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=193293>

 

ICANN wants to put a stop to '.sucks' blackmail [AP]

The body that regulates internet addresses is checking to see if it can crack down on a Canadian company accused of using the new ".sucks" domain name to extract exorbitant sums from celebrities and companies seeking to protect their public brands.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/67687630/ICANN-wants-to-put-a-stop-to-sucks-blackmail>

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11430720>

 

The group that created ‘.sucks’ now wants government to keep it from spinning out of control

You may have heard that celebrities like Taylor Swift are buying up new Web site names such as TaylorSwift.porn in an effort to keep bad guys from using those sites against them. This type of preemptive buying is set to explode this year with hundreds of new Web address endings, such as .actor and .city, coming onto the market. But now, the international organization behind them all is poised to put the brakes on an intensely controversial one: .sucks.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/04/09/the-group-that-created-sucks-now-wants-government-to-keep-it-from-spinning-out-of-control/>

 

Big brands register .Sucks as ICANN asks FTC for review

Intellectual property interests and brands owners are upset about the .sucks domain name and its pricing, but many big brands aren’t taking chances even as ICANN asks government regulators to review it.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/10/big-brands-register-sucks-as-icann-asks-ftc-for-review/>

 

ICANN Really .Sucks By Saying They Don’t Regulate Content: Anyone Remember .XXX?

After collecting over 1/3 of a billion dollars in application fees, ICANN attempted to pass off the whole .Sucks issue to law enforcement this week, asking them for an opinion, which is very unlikely to come, of whether the .sucks roll-out violates US or Canadian federal law.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/11/icann-really-sucks-by-saying-they-dont-regulate-content-anyone-remember-xxx/>

 

Mixed Responses on Knowledge of New gTLDs in British, American and Belgian Surveys

A new study from the NCC Group claims to have found 87 percent of British and American consumers do not feel very comfortable visiting websites using new gTLDs. Meanwhile another study in Belgium found almost half (46%) of small-to-medium enterprises and those engaged in the "liberal professions" were aware of new gTLDs and over half (54%) found this to be a positive trend.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23673>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/10/knowledge-new-gtlds-surveys/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/mixed-knowledge-new-gtlds-surveys.html>

 

UK users still don't trust fancy new Internet TLDs, study finds

Eighteen months into the new era of gTLDs such as .london, .shop and .bank barely one in ten British and US consumers feels comfortable visiting websites using them, according to a large survey by security firm NCC Group.

<http://www.techworld.com/news/security/uk-users-still-dont-trust-fancy-new-internet-top-level-domains-study-finds-3607203/>

 

Consumers feel uncomfortable with ‘new Internet’

With hundreds of new gTLDs arriving on the Internet – like .shop, .bank and .london – research has revealed that 87% of consumers do not feel very comfortable visiting them.

<https://www.nccgroup.trust/en/newsroom/press-releases/2015/04/consumers-feel-uncomfortable-with-new-internet/>

 

We Need a Focused, Cooperative Strategy for Marketing New gTLDs

This essay discusses recent findings on the difficulty of overcoming decision bias, and it argues that this factor, when combined with a diverse and fragmented demand for new gTLDs, makes a focused marketing strategy crucial to the success of the program. In addition, success requires cooperation among registries and resellers when it comes to sales and marketing.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150410_we_need_a_focused_cooperative_strategy_for_marketing_new_gtlds/>

 

New gTLDs and Universal Acceptance by Jean Guillon

Universal Acceptance is the topic of the moment, explained in one simple sentence: in the new gTLD world, it means that various groups (the DNS, ICANN and a few others) are working hard to make new domain names better accepted by the existing technical Internet infrastructure. A video extracted from the "ICANN 52" meeting explains it in 50 slides but I suggest a pause on slide 17, because it shows where the issues are and what remains to be fixed to give the ultimate answer to that question.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150409_new_gtlds_and_universal_acceptance/>

 

Lady Gaga dumps .org for freebie new gTLD

With all the recent headlines about celebrities who feel compelled to protect their personal brands in .porn and .sucks, it’s worth noting that celebs also find new gTLDs useful.

<http://domainincite.com/18322-lady-gaga-dumps-org-for-freebie-new-gtld>

 

Lady Gaga charity switches from .org to .foundation

The Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), a non-profit founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, has switched its web address from a .org to .foundation.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/09/lady-gaga-charity-switches-from-org-to-foundation/>

 

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US, European Law Enforcement Carry Out Beebone Botnet Takedown

U.S. and European law enforcement combined resources to take down the Beebone, or AAEH, botnet.

<https://threatpost.com/us-european-law-enforcement-carry-out-beebone-botnet-takedown/112099>

 

International police operation targets polymorphic Beebone botnet

On 8 April, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), joined forces with the Dutch authorities and the FBI, and U.S-based representatives at the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force- International Cyber Crime Coordination Cell (IC4) along with private sector partners, to target the Beebone (also known as AAEH) botnet, a polymorphic downloader bot that installs various forms of malware on victims’ computers.

<https://www.europol.europa.eu/content/international-police-operation-targets-polymorphic-beebone-botnet>

 

Long Live the Botnet

Botnets are, in many ways, living organisms. They are formed by their creators - both malicious and benign - and then roam the internet. Much has been written about good and bad bots, but not much as been written about the lifecycle of the bot. Do Bots die? If so, when? What is the average life-span of a good bot? A bad bot?

<https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/04/long-live-the-botnet.html>

 

U.S., European police break up network of 12,000 computers taken over by criminals

Law enforcement agencies in Europe and the United States have dismantled a network comprising at least 12,000 in computers that had been taken over by criminals, Europol said on Thursday.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/09/cybersecurity-europol-idINKBN0N01O420150409>

 

FBI Warns of Fake Govt Sites, ISIS Defacements

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning that individuals sympathetic to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) are mass-defacing Websites using known vulnerabilities in WordPress. The FBI also issued an alert advising that criminals are hosting fraudulent government Web sites in a bid to collect personal and financial information from unwitting Web searchers.

<http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/04/fbi-warns-of-fake-govt-sites-isis-defacements/>

 

Apple Leaves CNNIC Root in iOS, OSX Certificate Trust Lists

When it was revealed late last month that a Chinese certificate authority had allowed an intermediate CA to issue unauthorized certificates for some Google domains, both Google and Mozilla reacted quickly and dropped trust in CNNIC altogether, Apple has kept the root certificates in its trusted store for both iOS and OSX.

<https://threatpost.com/apple-leaves-cnnic-root-in-ios-osx-certificate-trust-lists/112086>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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UDRP Spotlight: Determining Domain Name Squatting

Though not expressly stated in the UDRP rules, a complaining brand owner must prove a case of domain name squatting through the presentation of a preponderance of the evidence.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/determining_domain_name_squatting>

 

How a journalist briefly got control of a major new gaming brand’s domain

Following the official announcement of Lego Dimensions on Thursday morning, a random Internet surfer might have expected a trip to LegoDimensions.com would lead to some additional official information on the game.

<http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/04/how-a-journalist-briefly-got-control-of-a-major-new-gaming-brands-domain/>

 

Bryan Cave Atty Escapes Domain Name Trademark Suit [registration]

A Colorado federal judge on Wednesday freed Georgia-based Bryan Cave LLP attorney John C. Bush from allegations he’d helped a medical record company “hijack” a web address by lying to international domain name dispute resolution authorities, finding the court lacks personal jurisdiction over the lawyer.

<http://www.law360.com/articles/641123/bryan-cave-atty-escapes-domain-name-trademark-suit>

 

MySchool.com domain name owner fights back after lawsuit

Original Web Ventures has responded to a lawsuit filed against its domain name MySchool.com, and has made claims of its own against plaintiff Joseph Carpenter.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/09/myschool-com-domain-name-owner-fights-back-after-lawsuit/>

 

Australian Postal Corporation v. Jason Soares - Case No. DAU2015-0003

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Australian Postal Corporation of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, represented by Ashurst, Australia. The Respondent is Jason Soares of Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia, represented by K&L Gates. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <mypost.com.au> is registered with NetRegistry Pty Ltd (“Domain Name”).

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0003>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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us: Should DOD put IPv6 back on the front burner?

Remember the IPv6 crisis? Four years ago, after the IANA allocated the last blocks of IPv4 address space to the five regional registries around the world, the need to switch to IPv6 was talked about with the urgency of correcting Y2K date code in December 1999. The message at the time: Get with the new protocols or get left behind on the mobile, everything-connected Internet.

<http://defensesystems.com/articles/2015/04/09/dod-ipv6-tranistion-falls-behind.aspx>

 

Sky to trial IPv6 soon with customers

The world trade of old unused IPv4 blocks is something we have seen increase a lot in the last few months and we expect this to continue to increase as IPv4 block exhaustion becomes more acute and is a key reason why Sky is pushing on with a move towards a dual-stack operation.

<http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6920-after-staff-trials-sky-to-trial-ipv6-with-customers.html>

 

Sky Broadband moves to tackle Britain’s backwards IPs

Sky Broadband has announced it is preparing to support the new IPv6 internet addressing standard.

<http://www.cbronline.com/news/telecoms/connectivity/sky-broadband-moves-to-tackle-britains-backwards-ips-4551183>

 

Portugal Public Administration to migrate to IPv6 in 2016

Carlos Gonçalves, Board Member of the Entity of Shared Services of the Public Administration (ESPAP), has unveiled plans for Portugal's Public Administration to migrate to IPv6.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/portugal-public-administration-to-migrate-to-ipv6-in-2016--1076038>

 

“Any product and service deployed today without IPv6 represents a missed opportunity and a future cost”

On Monday March 30 Paul Wilson, Director General of APNIC addressed the APEC TELMIN Industry Forum during Plenary 3, the “Dialogue with Industry Leaders and Academia on their vision of APEC TEL for the future”.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/04/10/any-product-and-service-deployed-today-without-ipv6-represents-a-missed-opportunity-and-a-future-cost/>

 

Crystal balls cannot predict ARIN IPv4 D-Day

No one can deny the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) will soon exhaust its available supply of IPv4 addresses, but what many people are speculating about is exactly when this will occur.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/04/03/crystal-balls-cannot-predict-arin-ipv4-d-day/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Victory! Domains Stripped Out of EU “Trademark Package” by Philip Corwin

Back in January ICA joined with four other trade association in cosigning a letter communicating our joint concerns regarding a “trademark package” being considered by the Council of the European Union. Adoption of the language under consideration could have led to adverse judicial actions being brought against domain registrants of all types by aggressive trademark owners.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/victory-domains-stripped-out-of-eu-trademark-package/>

 

Registration Operations is More Than Just Registering Domain Names

Perceptions can be difficult to change. People see the world through the lens of their own experiences and desires, and new ideas can be difficult to assimilate. Such is the case with the registration ecosystem.

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

 

How Important Is It For Your Website To Be A .com?

One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs is finding a memorable domain name that will be easily found by their target audience, and then optimizing the page for search. A whole industry is dedicated to .com real estate, with moguls (aka cybersquatters) owning thousands of .com names, and selling them to budding entrepreneurs for a healthy return on investment.

<http://www.forbes.com/sites/drewhendricks/2015/04/09/how-important-is-it-for-your-website-to-be-a-com/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Netcraft: Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in March 2015

Bigstep had the most reliable hosting company website in March, responding to all of our requests. This is the 13th time that Bigstep has appeared in the top 10 since Netcraft began monitoring its website in March 2013, and the first time it has topped the ranking. Bigstep offers "full metal" cloud services from data centres in the UK and Germany, providing bare metal hosting with the flexibility of the cloud.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/04/08/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-march-2015.html>

 

DE-CIX to Establish Internet Exchanges in Sicily and Marseille

DE-CIX, the world-wide leading operator of interconnection platforms for the exchange of data traffic in the Internet, is building Internet Exchanges (IX) in Sicily and Marseille. Both Internet hubs will be operated by DE-CIX International AG, and will be equipped with the already proven DE-CIX Apollon technology.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/news/de-cix-to-establish-internet-exchanges-in-sicily-and-marseille.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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DomainNameSales increases sales commissions

DomainNameSales.com is increasing the fee it charges for brokering a sale from 12.5% to 15.0%. The commission applies to existing negotiations for which a deal hasn’t been reached.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/09/domainnamesales-increases-sales-commissions/>

 

Car.info Takes the Checkered Flag with Biggest Domain Sale Reported This Week

It's not often that we see a .info domain on our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart and almost unheard of to see one beat all comers, but was the case this week with Sedo's $76,000 sale of Car.info leading the elite list. That is also the second biggest non .com gTLD sale reported so far this year, trailing only the $120,000 sale of Move.org in February.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150408.htm>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: Man faces 145 child sex charges for exploiting 28 children

A 47-year-old man from Warwick in southern Queensland is charged with the exploitation or rape of 28 children from several states after allegedly using social media websites to target his victims.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-13/warwick-man-to-face-court-over-child-sex-charges/6387290>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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Australian downloaders take heart. Canadians have been in the same boat for 3 years

Despite the rhetoric coming from Voltage Pictures, they are nowhere near sending letters to anyone in Australia about their alleged downloading of the movie Dallas Buyers Club last year.

<http://theconversation.com/australian-downloaders-take-heart-canadians-have-been-in-the-same-boat-for-3-years-39893>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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au: New South Wales Attacks Researchers Who Found Internet Voting Vulnerabilities

A security flaw in New South Wales’ Internet voting system may have left as many as 66,000 votes vulnerable to interception and manipulation in a recent election, according to security researchers. Despite repeated assurances from the Electoral Commission that all Internet votes are “fully encrypted and safeguarded,” six days into online voting, Michigan Computer Science Professor J. Alex Halderman and University of Melbourne Research Fellow Vanessa Teague discovered a FREAK flaw that could allow an attacker to intercept votes and inject their own code to change those votes, all without leaving any trace of the manipulation.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/new-south-wales-attacks-researchers-who-warned-internet-voting-vulnerabilities>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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Global Threats to Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted strong net neutrality rules that should prevent cable and phone companies from creating fast and slow lanes on the Internet. But policy makers in other parts of the world, particularly in Europe and India, are considering very different kinds of rules that could hurt consumers and start-up Internet businesses.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/opinion/global-threats-to-net-neutrality.html>

 

Data Retention Law Passes in Australia, but the Fight Isn’t Over

Mandatory data retention legislation is never a good idea, which is why EFF has vigorously opposed it in the United States, where Congress tried and failed to pass it in 2009. That year, two ill-conceived bills would have required all Internet providers and operators of Wi-Fi access points to keep records on Internet users for at least two years to assist police investigations.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/data-retention-law-passes-australia-fight-isnt-over>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Why the NBN can do without fibre-to-the-node by Mark Gregory

NBN Co boss Bill Morrow has got one year under his belt in what’s arguably one of the most difficult jobs in the country. It’s a challenge that he’s acutely aware of and despite quite a few ticks in the win column so far, Morrow’s job isn’t getting any easier.

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/4/10/technology/why-nbn-can-do-without-fibre-node>

 

 

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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"><span lang="EN">Legal separation of IANA gains steam by Brenden Kuerbis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/07/legal-separation-of-iana-gains-steam-as-the-way-forward/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/07/legal-separation-of-iana-gains-steam-as-the-way-forward/</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 the Contract: Partnering to Strengthen Business and Consumer Protections<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/beyond-the-contract-partnering-to-strengthen-business-and-consumer-protections"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/beyond-the-contract-partnering-to-strengthen-business-and-consumer-protections</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 responds to IPC concerns, refers &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; to the FTC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=031fca0a-1c33-4b15-bda6-2b206534e8f5"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=031fca0a-1c33-4b15-bda6-2b206534e8f5</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Victory! Domains Stripped Out of EU &ldquo;Trademark Package&rdquo; by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/victory-domains-stripped-out-of-eu-trademark-package/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/victory-domains-stripped-out-of-eu-trademark-package/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registration Operations is More Than Just Registering Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/registration_operations_is_more_than"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/registration_operations_is_more_than</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">Legal separation of IANA gains steam by Brenden Kuerbis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The past two weeks have seen a whirlwind of activity regarding the IANA transition. During two days of face to face meetings in Istanbul and continuing discussions online, the Community Working Group on IANA Stewardship Transition (CWG) winnowed down the models it was considering to an IANA that was either legally or functionally separated from ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/07/legal-separation-of-iana-gains-steam-as-the-way-forward/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/07/legal-separation-of-iana-gains-steam-as-the-way-forward/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What Is the IANA Contract and Why is it Important?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Those of us in the domain name space often take the IANA Functions and the contract that governs those functions for granted. And those outside of the domain name space may not even know about them at all if it weren&rsquo;t for recent media coverage. If you&rsquo;ve been hearing a lot about he IANA transition or who &ldquo;runs&rdquo; the Internet, here is some background information.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/the-iana_functions-and-iana_contract-101"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/the-iana_functions-and-iana_contract-101</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 the grand opening of NETmundial Initiative<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Coordination Council (CC) of NETmundial Initiative (NMI), of which I am a member, had the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) under consideration after the initial consultation for it in February.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/04/09/towards-the-grand-opening-of-netmundial-initiative/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/04/09/towards-the-grand-opening-of-netmundial-initiative/</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">Beyond the Contract: Partnering to Strengthen Business and Consumer Protections<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recently ICANN received a formal letter from Gregory Shatan, President of ICANN's Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC), on behalf of the IPC, asking us to halt the rollout of .SUCKS, a new gTLD operated by Vox Populi Registry Inc. In the letter, the IPC described the proposed business practices and actions of Vox Populi as "illicit" and "predatory, exploitive and coercive." As responsible stewards of the Internet, we take these allegations seriously.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/beyond-the-contract-partnering-to-strengthen-business-and-consumer-protections"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/beyond-the-contract-partnering-to-strengthen-business-and-consumer-protections</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to NordNet SA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NordNet SA ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") pursuant to Section 3 of the Data Retention Specification of the 2013 RAA, which provides that if a registrar is subject to the same applicable law that gave rise to ICANN's request to grant a previous data retention waiver under the 2013 RAA, a registrar may request that ICANN grant a similar waiver, which request shall be approved by ICANN, unless ICANN provides Registrar with a reasonable justification for not approving such request.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-10-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">Request for Quotation | Equipment Refresh RFQ<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is seeking one or more providers to facilitate the sourcing and pre-configuration tasks for servers and network equipment for our global network infrastructure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-10-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">Letter from John O. Jeffrey, General Counsel &amp; Secretary | ICANN, to The Honorable Edith Ramirez and The Honorable John Knubley</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.SUCKS TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/jeffrey-to-ramirez-knubley-09apr15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/jeffrey-to-ramirez-knubley-09apr15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Akram Atallah, President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Gregory S. Shatan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: .SUCKS TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-shatan-09apr15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-shatan-09apr15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Vincent Huang and Thomas Embrescia<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .</span><span lang="EN-US">&#25307;&#32856;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-huang-embrescia-07apr15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-huang-embrescia-07apr15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IP Justice Advises ICANN Board to Protect Freedom of Expression Rights and Respect Community-Developed Policy in ICANN TLD Policy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IP Justice sent a letter this week to ICANN&rsquo;s Board Governance Committee to express concern for ICANN&rsquo;s treatment of Internet user&rsquo;s freedom of expression rights in the organization&rsquo;s policy for new GTLDs. The letter, which urged the committee to reconsider it&rsquo;s recent decision to restrict numerous lawful of the word "doctor" in the Internet&rsquo;s domain name system, stated:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ipjustice.org/wp/2015/04/10/ip-justice-advises-icann-board-to-protect-freedom-of-expression-rights-and-respect-community-developed-policy-in-icann-top-level-domain-policy/"><span>http://ipjustice.org/wp/2015/04/10/ip-justice-advises-icann-board-to-protect-freedom-of-expression-rights-and-respect-community-developed-policy-in-icann-top-level-domain-policy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Opening of the .alsace geoTLD: the point is you!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As of April 7, 2015, the ".alsace" geoTLD will be accessible to all on the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8948/show/april-7-2015-opening-of-the-alsace-geotld-the-point-is-you.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8948/show/april-7-2015-opening-of-the-alsace-geotld-the-point-is-you.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">dk: New customer satisfaction survey on the way<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Monday, DK Hostmaster distributes a new customer satisfaction survey to a selection of 7000 users of the .dk domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/new-customer-satisfaction-survey-on-the-way-1/"><span>https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/new-customer-satisfaction-survey-on-the-way-1/</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: SIDN publishes Annual Report 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In 2014, the internet was more than ever a game-changer. It overturned conventions and challenged the established order. Sectors that failed to address client dissatisfaction issues were particularly hard hit. More and more enterprises that understand what's needed to thrive in a share economy are making their presence felt. Uber is perhaps the highest-profile example, but Airbnb has also shaken things up within its sector.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/sidn-publishes-annual-report-2014"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/sidn-publishes-annual-report-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">rs: Cyber-threats call for cyber-knowledge<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 31st March, the Serbian National Internet Domain Name Registry (RNIDS), together with the FONIS Association of Students of Information Science, organised a talk titled Cyber Security &ndash; Everywhere for Everyone at the Belgrade Faculty of Organisational Sciences.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/cyber-threats-call-for-cyber-knowledge/id/6023"><span>http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/cyber-threats-call-for-cyber-knowledge/id/6023</span></a></span><span>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">21% discount on new registrations in .RU domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On April 7th, 2015 Russian ccTLD .RU turns 21 years old. In honor of this memorable event Coordination Center for TLD RU/</span><span lang="RU">&#1056;&#1060; prepared a gift for the registrars and users.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6665"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6665</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="RU"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet Undertaking Contact Data Disclosure in the .UK WHOIS Consultation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet is currently consulting on a proposed policy to clarify what data about registrants is published in the .UK WHOIS and, regardless of what&rsquo;s published, ensure accurate data is held essential for running .UK.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/10/nominet-contact-data-disclosure-uk-whois/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/10/nominet-contact-data-disclosure-uk-whois/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-data-disclosure-in-whois-consultation.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-data-disclosure-in-whois-consultation.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">Save the Date: .US Public Stakeholder Town Hall (April 22 1-3 ET, 10-12 PT)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.US is the TLD for the United States of America. As stakeholders in the .US ccTLD, we all share a vested interest in making sure that .US continues to be a vibrant namespace that reflects the diversity, creativity and success of our people. As the Internet continues to grow and evolve, it&rsquo;s important that the .US domain does too.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.neustar.us/save-the-date-us-public-stakeholder-town-hall-april-22-1-3-et-10-12-pt/"><span>http://www.neustar.us/save-the-date-us-public-stakeholder-town-hall-april-22-1-3-et-10-12-pt/</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 Domains Are Subject To Being Suspended Under The URS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.US domain names have became subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) policy. Actually ICANN site on the URS specifically says that .US domain names are not subject to the URS Technically the decision is a usRS for the .usTLD Rapid Suspension System (the "Rules").<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/09/us-domains-are-subject-to-being-suspended-under-the-urs/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/09/us-domains-are-subject-to-being-suspended-under-the-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">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN responds to IPC concerns, refers &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; to the FTC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Almost two weeks after the IP Constituency (IPC) formally voiced its concern over pricing policies in the &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; TLD, ICANN has swung into action, referring the IPC&rsquo;s allegations to both the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and, because Vox Populi is a Canadian enterprise, Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=031fca0a-1c33-4b15-bda6-2b206534e8f5"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=031fca0a-1c33-4b15-bda6-2b206534e8f5</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN reports .sucks to the FTC over &ldquo;predatory&rdquo; pricing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has referred .sucks registry Vox Populi to the US Federal Trade Commission over concerns from intellectual property owners that its pricing is &ldquo;predatory&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18326-breaking-icann-reports-sucks-to-the-ftc-over-predatory-pricing"><span>http://domainincite.com/18326-breaking-icann-reports-sucks-to-the-ftc-over-predatory-pricing</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 Asks US and Canadian Regulators to Consider if .SUCKS Violates Laws<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There has been widespread outrage from brand owners as to the business model of the .sucks gTLD with fears the gTLD will turn into a forum for registrants to "bash-a-brand." And now following a complaint from ICANN's Intellectual Property Constituency, ICANN has asked both the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and, because Vox Populi is a Canadian enterprise, Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), to consider assessing and determining whether or not Vox Populi is violating any of the laws or regulations those agencies enforce.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23682"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23682</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/11/icann-asks-us-and-canadian-regulators-to-consider-if-sucks-violates-laws/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/11/icann-asks-us-and-canadian-regulators-to-consider-if-sucks-violates-laws/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/icann-asks-us-and-canadian-regulators-to-consider-if-sucks-violates-laws.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/icann-asks-us-and-canadian-regulators-to-consider-if-sucks-violates-laws.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 Asks U.S., Canada to Probe .sucks Domain Pricing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN on Thursday asked the U.S. and Canadian governments to determine whether the company that manages .sucks is violating any laws by inflating the prices that brand owners pay for their own .sucks sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=193293"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=193293</span></a>&gt;</span><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 wants to put a stop to '.sucks' blackmail [AP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The body that regulates internet addresses is checking to see if it can crack down on a Canadian company accused of using the new ".sucks" domain name to extract exorbitant sums from celebrities and companies seeking to protect their public brands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/67687630/ICANN-wants-to-put-a-stop-to-sucks-blackmail"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/67687630/ICANN-wants-to-put-a-stop-to-sucks-blackmail</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&amp;objectid=11430720"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&amp;objectid=11430720</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 group that created &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; now wants government to keep it from spinning out of control<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You may have heard that celebrities like Taylor Swift are buying up new Web site names such as TaylorSwift.porn in an effort to keep bad guys from using those sites against them. This type of preemptive buying is set to explode this year with hundreds of new Web address endings, such as .actor and .city, coming onto the market. But now, the international organization behind them all is poised to put the brakes on an intensely controversial one: .sucks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/04/09/the-group-that-created-sucks-now-wants-government-to-keep-it-from-spinning-out-of-control/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/04/09/the-group-that-created-sucks-now-wants-government-to-keep-it-from-spinning-out-of-control/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Big brands register .Sucks as ICANN asks FTC for review<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Intellectual property interests and brands owners are upset about the .sucks domain name and its pricing, but many big brands aren&rsquo;t taking chances even as ICANN asks government regulators to review it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/10/big-brands-register-sucks-as-icann-asks-ftc-for-review/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/10/big-brands-register-sucks-as-icann-asks-ftc-for-review/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Really .Sucks By Saying They Don&rsquo;t Regulate Content: Anyone Remember .XXX?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After collecting over 1/3 of a billion dollars in application fees, ICANN attempted to pass off the whole .Sucks issue to law enforcement this week, asking them for an opinion, which is very unlikely to come, of whether the .sucks roll-out violates US or Canadian federal law.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/11/icann-really-sucks-by-saying-they-dont-regulate-content-anyone-remember-xxx/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/11/icann-really-sucks-by-saying-they-dont-regulate-content-anyone-remember-xxx/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mixed Responses on Knowledge of New gTLDs in British, American and Belgian Surveys<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new study from the NCC Group claims to have found 87 percent of British and American consumers do not feel very comfortable visiting websites using new gTLDs. Meanwhile another study in Belgium found almost half (46%) of small-to-medium enterprises and those engaged in the "liberal professions" were aware of new gTLDs and over half (54%) found this to be a positive trend.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23673"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23673</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/10/knowledge-new-gtlds-surveys/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/10/knowledge-new-gtlds-surveys/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/mixed-knowledge-new-gtlds-surveys.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/mixed-knowledge-new-gtlds-surveys.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UK users still don't trust fancy new Internet TLDs, study finds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Eighteen months into the new era of gTLDs such as .london, .shop and .bank barely one in ten British and US consumers feels comfortable visiting websites using them, according to a large survey by security firm NCC Group.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techworld.com/news/security/uk-users-still-dont-trust-fancy-new-internet-top-level-domains-study-finds-3607203/"><span>http://www.techworld.com/news/security/uk-users-still-dont-trust-fancy-new-internet-top-level-domains-study-finds-3607203/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Consumers feel uncomfortable with &lsquo;new Internet&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With hundreds of new gTLD</span><span>s</span><span lang="EN"> arriving on the Internet &ndash; like .shop, .bank and .london &ndash; research has revealed that 87% of consumers do not feel very comfortable visiting them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nccgroup.trust/en/newsroom/press-releases/2015/04/consumers-feel-uncomfortable-with-new-internet/"><span>https://www.nccgroup.trust/en/newsroom/press-releases/2015/04/consumers-feel-uncomfortable-with-new-internet/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We Need a Focused, Cooperative Strategy for Marketing New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This essay discusses recent findings on the difficulty of overcoming decision bias, and it argues that this factor, when combined with a diverse and fragmented demand for new gTLDs, makes a focused marketing strategy crucial to the success of the program. In addition, success requires cooperation among registries and resellers when it comes to sales and marketing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150410_we_need_a_focused_cooperative_strategy_for_marketing_new_gtlds/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150410_we_need_a_focused_cooperative_strategy_for_marketing_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">New gTLDs and Universal Acceptance by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Universal Acceptance is the topic of the moment, explained in one simple sentence: in the new gTLD world, it means that various groups (the DNS, ICANN and a few others) are working hard to make new domain names better accepted by the existing technical Internet infrastructure. A video extracted from the "ICANN 52" meeting explains it in 50 slides but I suggest a pause on slide 17, because it shows where the issues are and what remains to be fixed to give the ultimate answer to that question.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150409_new_gtlds_and_universal_acceptance/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150409_new_gtlds_and_universal_acceptance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lady Gaga dumps .org for freebie new gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With all the recent headlines about celebrities who feel compelled to protect their personal brands in .porn and .sucks, it&rsquo;s worth noting that celebs also find new gTLDs useful.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18322-lady-gaga-dumps-org-for-freebie-new-gtld"><span>http://domainincite.com/18322-lady-gaga-dumps-org-for-freebie-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">Lady Gaga charity switches from .org to .foundation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), a non-profit founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, has switched its web address from a .org to .foundation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/09/lady-gaga-charity-switches-from-org-to-foundation/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/09/lady-gaga-charity-switches-from-org-to-foundation/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US, European Law Enforcement Carry Out Beebone Botnet Takedown<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">U.S. and European law enforcement combined resources to take down the Beebone, or AAEH, botnet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/us-european-law-enforcement-carry-out-beebone-botnet-takedown/112099"><span>https://threatpost.com/us-european-law-enforcement-carry-out-beebone-botnet-takedown/112099</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">International police operation targets polymorphic Beebone botnet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 8 April, Europol&rsquo;s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), joined forces with the Dutch authorities and the FBI, and U.S-based representatives at the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force- International Cyber Crime Coordination Cell (IC4) along with private sector partners, to target the Beebone (also known as AAEH) botnet, a polymorphic downloader bot that installs various forms of malware on victims&rsquo; computers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.europol.europa.eu/content/international-police-operation-targets-polymorphic-beebone-botnet"><span>https://www.europol.europa.eu/content/international-police-operation-targets-polymorphic-beebone-botnet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Long Live the Botnet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Botnets are, in many ways, living organisms. They are formed by their creators - both malicious and benign - and then roam the internet. Much has been written about good and bad bots, but not much as been written about the lifecycle of the bot. Do Bots die? If so, when? What is the average life-span of a good bot? A bad bot?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/04/long-live-the-botnet.html"><span>https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/04/long-live-the-botnet.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">U.S., European police break up network of 12,000 computers taken over by criminals<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Law enforcement agencies in Europe and the United States have dismantled a network comprising at least 12,000 in computers that had been taken over by criminals, Europol said on Thursday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/09/cybersecurity-europol-idINKBN0N01O420150409"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/09/cybersecurity-europol-idINKBN0N01O420150409</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">FBI Warns of Fake Govt Sites, ISIS Defacements<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning that individuals sympathetic to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) are mass-defacing Websites using known vulnerabilities in WordPress. The FBI also issued an alert advising that criminals are hosting fraudulent government Web sites in a bid to collect personal and financial information from unwitting Web searchers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/04/fbi-warns-of-fake-govt-sites-isis-defacements/"><span>http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/04/fbi-warns-of-fake-govt-sites-isis-defacements/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Apple Leaves CNNIC Root in iOS, OSX Certificate Trust Lists<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When it was revealed late last month that a Chinese certificate authority had allowed an intermediate CA to issue unauthorized certificates for some Google domains, both Google and Mozilla reacted quickly and dropped trust in CNNIC altogether, Apple has kept the root certificates in its trusted store for both iOS and OSX.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/apple-leaves-cnnic-root-in-ios-osx-certificate-trust-lists/112086"><span>https://threatpost.com/apple-leaves-cnnic-root-in-ios-osx-certificate-trust-lists/112086</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">UDRP Spotlight: Determining Domain Name Squatting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Though not expressly stated in the UDRP rules, a complaining brand owner must prove a case of domain name squatting through the presentation of a preponderance of the evidence.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/determining_domain_name_squatting"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/determining_domain_name_squatting</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 a journalist briefly got control of a major new gaming brand&rsquo;s domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following the official announcement of Lego Dimensions on Thursday morning, a random Internet surfer might have expected a trip to LegoDimensions.com would lead to some additional official information on the game.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/04/how-a-journalist-briefly-got-control-of-a-major-new-gaming-brands-domain/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/04/how-a-journalist-briefly-got-control-of-a-major-new-gaming-brands-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">Bryan Cave Atty Escapes Domain Name Trademark Suit [registration]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Colorado federal judge on Wednesday freed Georgia-based Bryan Cave LLP attorney John C. Bush from allegations he&rsquo;d helped a medical record company &ldquo;hijack&rdquo; a web address by lying to international domain name dispute resolution authorities, finding the court lacks personal jurisdiction over the lawyer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.law360.com/articles/641123/bryan-cave-atty-escapes-domain-name-trademark-suit"><span>http://www.law360.com/articles/641123/bryan-cave-atty-escapes-domain-name-trademark-suit</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MySchool.com domain name owner fights back after lawsuit<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Original Web Ventures has responded to a lawsuit filed against its domain name MySchool.com, and has made claims of its own against plaintiff Joseph Carpenter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/09/myschool-com-domain-name-owner-fights-back-after-lawsuit/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/09/myschool-com-domain-name-owner-fights-back-after-lawsuit/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian Postal Corporation v. Jason Soares - Case No. DAU2015-0003</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Australian Postal Corporation of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, represented by Ashurst, Australia. The Respondent is Jason Soares of Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia, represented by K&amp;L Gates. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;mypost.com.au&gt; is registered with NetRegistry Pty Ltd (&ldquo;Domain Name&rdquo;).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0003"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0003</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">us: Should DOD put IPv6 back on the front burner?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Remember the IPv6 crisis? Four years ago, after the IANA allocated the last blocks of IPv4 address space to the five regional registries around the world, the need to switch to IPv6 was talked about with the urgency of correcting Y2K date code in December 1999. The message at the time: Get with the new protocols or get left behind on the mobile, everything-connected Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://defensesystems.com/articles/2015/04/09/dod-ipv6-tranistion-falls-behind.aspx"><span>http://defensesystems.com/articles/2015/04/09/dod-ipv6-tranistion-falls-behind.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">Sky to trial IPv6 soon with customers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The world trade of old unused IPv4 blocks is something we have seen increase a lot in the last few months and we expect this to continue to increase as IPv4 block exhaustion becomes more acute and is a key reason why Sky is pushing on with a move towards a dual-stack operation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6920-after-staff-trials-sky-to-trial-ipv6-with-customers.html"><span>http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6920-after-staff-trials-sky-to-trial-ipv6-with-customers.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">Sky Broadband moves to tackle Britain&rsquo;s backwards IPs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sky Broadband has announced it is preparing to support the new IPv6 internet addressing standard.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cbronline.com/news/telecoms/connectivity/sky-broadband-moves-to-tackle-britains-backwards-ips-4551183"><span>http://www.cbronline.com/news/telecoms/connectivity/sky-broadband-moves-to-tackle-britains-backwards-ips-4551183</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Portugal Public Administration to migrate to IPv6 in 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Carlos Gon&ccedil;alves, Board Member of the Entity of Shared Services of the Public Administration (ESPAP), has unveiled plans for Portugal's Public Administration to migrate to IPv6.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/portugal-public-administration-to-migrate-to-ipv6-in-2016--1076038"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/portugal-public-administration-to-migrate-to-ipv6-in-2016--1076038</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;Any product and service deployed today without IPv6 represents a missed opportunity and a future cost&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Monday March 30 Paul Wilson, Director General of APNIC addressed the APEC TELMIN Industry Forum during Plenary 3, the &ldquo;Dialogue with Industry Leaders and Academia on their vision of APEC TEL for the future&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/04/10/any-product-and-service-deployed-today-without-ipv6-represents-a-missed-opportunity-and-a-future-cost/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/04/10/any-product-and-service-deployed-today-without-ipv6-represents-a-missed-opportunity-and-a-future-cost/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Crystal balls cannot predict ARIN IPv4 D-Day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">No one can deny the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) will soon exhaust its available supply of IPv4 addresses, but what many people are speculating about is exactly when this will occur.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/04/03/crystal-balls-cannot-predict-arin-ipv4-d-day/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/04/03/crystal-balls-cannot-predict-arin-ipv4-d-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"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Victory! Domains Stripped Out of EU &ldquo;Trademark Package&rdquo; by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Back in January ICA joined with four other trade association in cosigning a letter communicating our joint concerns regarding a &ldquo;trademark package&rdquo; being considered by the Council of the European Union. Adoption of the language under consideration could have led to adverse judicial actions being brought against domain registrants of all types by aggressive trademark owners.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/victory-domains-stripped-out-of-eu-trademark-package/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/victory-domains-stripped-out-of-eu-trademark-package/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registration Operations is More Than Just Registering Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Perceptions can be difficult to change. People see the world through the lens of their own experiences and desires, and new ideas can be difficult to assimilate. Such is the case with the registration ecosystem.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/registration_operations_is_more_than"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/registration_operations_is_more_than</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 Important Is It For Your Website To Be A .com?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs is finding a memorable domain name that will be easily found by their target audience, and then optimizing the page for search. A whole industry is dedicated to .com real estate, with moguls (aka cybersquatters) owning thousands of .com names, and selling them to budding entrepreneurs for a healthy return on investment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/drewhendricks/2015/04/09/how-important-is-it-for-your-website-to-be-a-com/"><span>http://www.forbes.com/sites/drewhendricks/2015/04/09/how-important-is-it-for-your-website-to-be-a-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"> - 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 March 2015</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bigstep had the most reliable hosting company website in March, responding to all of our requests. This is the 13th time that Bigstep has appeared in the top 10 since Netcraft began monitoring its website in March 2013, and the first time it has topped the ranking. Bigstep offers "full metal" cloud services from data centres in the UK and Germany, providing bare metal hosting with the flexibility of the cloud.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/04/08/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-march-2015.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/04/08/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-march-2015.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DE-CIX to Establish Internet Exchanges in Sicily and Marseille<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DE-CIX, the world-wide leading operator of interconnection platforms for the exchange of data traffic in the Internet, is building Internet Exchanges (IX) in Sicily and Marseille. Both Internet hubs will be operated by DE-CIX International AG, and will be equipped with the already proven DE-CIX Apollon technology.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/news/de-cix-to-establish-internet-exchanges-in-sicily-and-marseille.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/news/de-cix-to-establish-internet-exchanges-in-sicily-and-marseille.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">DomainNameSales increases sales commissions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DomainNameSales.com is increasing the fee it charges for brokering a sale from 12.5% to 15.0%. The commission applies to existing negotiations for which a deal hasn&rsquo;t been reached.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/09/domainnamesales-increases-sales-commissions/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/09/domainnamesales-increases-sales-commissions/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Car.info Takes the Checkered Flag with Biggest Domain Sale Reported This Week<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's not often that we see a .info domain on our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart and almost unheard of to see one beat all comers, but was the case this week with Sedo's $76,000 sale of Car.info leading the elite list. That is also the second biggest non .com gTLD sale reported so far this year, trailing only the $120,000 sale of Move.org in February.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150408.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150408.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">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Man faces 145 child sex charges for exploiting 28 children</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A 47-year-old man from Warwick in southern Queensland is charged with the exploitation or rape of 28 children from several states after allegedly using social media websites to target his victims.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-13/warwick-man-to-face-court-over-child-sex-charges/6387290"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-13/warwick-man-to-face-court-over-child-sex-charges/6387290</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">Australian downloaders take heart. Canadians have been in the same boat for 3 years<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Despite the rhetoric coming from Voltage Pictures, they are nowhere near sending letters to anyone in Australia about their alleged downloading of the movie Dallas Buyers Club last year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://theconversation.com/australian-downloaders-take-heart-canadians-have-been-in-the-same-boat-for-3-years-39893"><span>http://theconversation.com/australian-downloaders-take-heart-canadians-have-been-in-the-same-boat-for-3-years-39893</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: New South Wales Attacks Researchers Who Found Internet Voting Vulnerabilities</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A security flaw in New South Wales&rsquo; Internet voting system may have left as many as 66,000 votes vulnerable to interception and manipulation in a recent election, according to security researchers. Despite repeated assurances from the Electoral Commission that all Internet votes are &ldquo;fully encrypted and safeguarded,&rdquo; six days into online voting, Michigan Computer Science Professor J. Alex Halderman and University of Melbourne Research Fellow Vanessa Teague discovered a FREAK flaw that could allow an attacker to intercept votes and inject their own code to change those votes, all without leaving any trace of the manipulation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/new-south-wales-attacks-researchers-who-warned-internet-voting-vulnerabilities"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/new-south-wales-attacks-researchers-who-warned-internet-voting-vulnerabilities</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Global Threats to Net Neutrality<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted strong net neutrality rules that should prevent cable and phone companies from creating fast and slow lanes on the Internet. But policy makers in other parts of the world, particularly in Europe and India, are considering very different kinds of rules that could hurt consumers and start-up Internet businesses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/opinion/global-threats-to-net-neutrality.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/opinion/global-threats-to-net-neutrality.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">Data Retention Law Passes in Australia, but the Fight Isn&rsquo;t Over<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mandatory data retention legislation is never a good idea, which is why EFF has vigorously opposed it in the United States, where Congress tried and failed to pass it in 2009. That year, two ill-conceived bills would have required all Internet providers and operators of Wi-Fi access points to keep records on Internet users for at least two years to assist police investigations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/data-retention-law-passes-australia-fight-isnt-over"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/data-retention-law-passes-australia-fight-isnt-over</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 can do without fibre-to-the-node by Mark Gregory<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NBN Co boss Bill Morrow has got one year under his belt in what&rsquo;s arguably one of the most difficult jobs in the country. It&rsquo;s a challenge that he&rsquo;s acutely aware of and despite quite a few ticks in the win column so far, Morrow&rsquo;s job isn&rsquo;t getting any easier.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/4/10/technology/why-nbn-can-do-without-fibre-node"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/4/10/technology/why-nbn-can-do-without-fibre-node</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>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&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>
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On the Issue of “Jurisdiction” over ICANN by Paul Rosenzweig

<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2015/04/on-the-issue-of-jurisdiction-over-icann/>

 

Brands rush to register ‘.sucks’ domains despite concern over pricing

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=5fb463f2-3439-44a7-b54a-b97abcf12001>

 

What Taylor Swift Can Teach Your Company About Protecting Its Brand Online

<http://www.fastcompany.com/3044694/tech-forecast/what-taylor-swift-can-teach-your-company-about-protecting-its-brand-online>

 

How DNS is Exploited: Paul Vixie on How Criminals Leverage Internet Architecture

<http://www.govinfosecurity.com/how-dns-exploited-a-8086>

 

 

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On the Issue of “Jurisdiction” over ICANN by Paul Rosenzweig

By now readers of this blog know, the United States is in the midst of a transition that will, when completed, give up its contractual control of the IANA. That authority is currently conducted by ICANN under contract to the Department of Commerce. Current plans are for Commerce to end the contract in September 2015, and let ICANN manage the IANA function on its own. Some, including me, favor the transition but are concerned that it will occur without an increase in accountability and transparency at ICANN.

<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2015/04/on-the-issue-of-jurisdiction-over-icann/>

 

ICANN, Meet Your New Master, the FCC

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an executive branch agency within the Department of Commerce, sparked controversy last year when it announced its intent to transition its oversight of Internet domain names to “the global multistakeholder community.” The controversy is now over. The NTIA no longer has authority to relinquish U.S. control over the Internet domain name system. Though few seem to have realized it, the FCC assumed plenary jurisdiction over Internet numbering in its 2015 net neutrality order reclassifying the broadband Internet as telecommunications (Reclassification Order).

<http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/19158-icann-meet-your-new-master-the-fcc>

 

From Connecting Computers to Connecting Stakeholders: Stanford Univ. Hosts NetMundial Initiative by Wolfgang Kleinwächter

1974, Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf checked in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto, worked a couple of days and presented to the world the TCP/IP protocol. Stanford hosted one of the four computers connected on equal footing (ARPANET) in 1969... A framed document in the hotel lobby remembers the historic moment. On March 31, 2014 a crowd of about 30 people from all over the world checked in the same Crown Plaza hotel for the first working meeting of the new Coordination Council (CC) of the NetMundial Initiative (NMI).

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150408_connecting_computers_to_connecting_stakeholders_stanford_hosts_nmi/>

 

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WSIS Project Prizes 2015 Nomination

Two ICANN projects, the DNS Entrepreneurship Center and Investigating DNS Abuse/Misuse for Public Safety Community have been nominated for the Online Voting Phase of the WSIS Project Prizes 2015 contest.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-07-en>

 

ICANN's High Standards Recognized with Industry Achievements

As Continuous Improvement Manager for ICANN's IANA department, my role is to help ensure that we meet our strategic objective of advancing organizational, technological and operational excellence. The idea of continuous improvement, a founding tenet of ICANN culture, is the commitment to achieving excellence with the understanding that processes and dynamics are constantly evolving. Our team is committed to demonstrating high standards of service and we strive to strengthen our commitment to stakeholders as we move forward together.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-s-high-standards-recognized-with-industry-achievements>

 

Fadi Chehadé Response to Question for the Record Following Senate Commerce Committee Hearing, "Preserving the Multistakeholder Model of Internet Governance"

Senate Commerce Committee Hearing, "Preserving the Multistakeholder Model of Internet Governance"

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/chehade-to-klobuchar-06apr15-en.pdf>

 

What to Know About an ICANN Compliance Audit, and How to Handle One if You Are Selected? by Alexa Raad

Now that new gTLD registries have been operating for more than a year, a few registries have already experienced going through an audit and a few more are now receiving notifications that they are next in line. For all, the process of going through an ICANN audit is a first. Once you receive the Request for Information (RFI), you will have 15 days to respond, or seek an extension of time. Extensions may be available on a case by case basis.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150407_what_to_know_about_an_icann_compliance_audit/>

 

ICANN Business Constituency Elects Elisa Cooper of MarkMonitor as Chair

MarkMonitor ... announces Elisa Cooper, vice president of Product Marketing, has been elected chair of the ICANN Business Constituency, serving a third consecutive term.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/pressreleases/2015/pr150331.php>

 

Three registrars suspended by ICANN

ICANN has enforced the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement against three more registrars, suspending their ability to sell gTLD domain names.

<http://domainincite.com/18317-three-registrars-suspended-by-icann>

 

ICANN Publishes Its Tax Return; Spends $46M In Salaries; $17M In Travel; Has $300M In Cash/Stocks

ICANN just published its tax return, Form 990, for the year ending June 30, 2014. ICANN Revenue decreased from the year earlier to $127 Million from $236 Million. However salaries & compensation rose from $32 Million to $46 Million. Total expenses in 2014 were $124 Million against last years $150 Million.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/07/icann-publishes-its-tax-return-spends-46m-in-salaries-17m-in-travel-has-300m-in-cashstocks/>

 

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Americorpse.gov (And Other Deleted US Government Domains)

Like a walk through a fascinating internet graveyard, a list of domains deleted by the US government over the last ten years has been obtained via Freedom of Information Act request. The 26-page document lists hundreds of government domain names that have been terminated since December 2004—some for obvious reasons, but others less so.

<http://motherboard.vice.com/read/americorpsegov-and-other-deleted-us-government-domains>

 

.FR Offers Registration Periods of One to Ten Years

As of 30 March, registrants of .fr (France) domains, along with other ccTLDs managed by AFNIC, will be able to choose registration periods of one to ten years.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/07/fr-offers-registration-periods-of-one-to-ten-years/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/fr-offers-registration-periods-of-one-to-ten-years.html>

 

se: Revised TLD Law in Sweden? by Staffan Jonson

On March 31, Swedish regulatory overview office, Post and Telecom Authority published a 54 pages report on revision of the Swedish TLD law for internet. The report contains proposals for revision of policy and Swedish law regulating TLDs. This is not a surprise. The issue has been simmering for ten years, at least. However, with increasing dependency of information society, public regulators are increasingly inclined to revise public regulation in the area.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150408_revised_top_level_domain_law_in_sweden/>

 

vn: Domain name registrations must follow market mechanisms

Individuals, enterprises and organisations will be allowed to decide the fees for domain name registration, as the government is set to only charge fees for the use of domain names.

<http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/127607/domain-name-registrations-must-follow-market-mechanisms.html>

 

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Brands rush to register ‘.sucks’ domains despite concern over pricing

With sunrise now a week old, Vox Populi Registry has placed a running ticker on its website highlighting some of the brands which have registered a ‘.sucks’ domain name. Despite concern over the hefty sunrise fees, brands are not shying away from making registrations, with John Berard, CEO of the registry, stating that the numbers have exceeded his expectations.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=5fb463f2-3439-44a7-b54a-b97abcf12001>

 

What Taylor Swift Can Teach Your Company About Protecting Its Brand Online

Earlier this month, the ever business-savvy pop star unwittingly generated a ton of click bait for publishers by doing something smart: She registered her name under the new adult-themed TLDs .porn and .adult. It's a wise move for any brand, but these salacious-sounding TLDs are just the beginning: The number of available website domain names is about to explode.

<http://www.fastcompany.com/3044694/tech-forecast/what-taylor-swift-can-teach-your-company-about-protecting-its-brand-online>

 

Premium Generics, the Domain Industry's Luxury Goods by Stéphane Van Gelder

Categories. The mere mention of the word risks eliciting groans from any domain industry specialist. In the run up to the new gTLD program, this concept was oft discussed. It seemed obvious to most that TLDs were not a homogenous ensemble but instead, could exist in many different shapes and sizes. Except to ICANN staff. They systematically refused to entertain the notion of categories. Even when ICANN Board members suggested some kind of recognition for different TLD types should be hardwired into the program!

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150407_premium_generics_the_domain_industrys_luxury_goods/>

 

Donuts challenges .Charity decision

Donuts has filed for an Independent Review Process over a community objection decision for .Charity.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/08/donuts-challenges-charity-decision/>

 

Uniform Rapid Suspension by the numbers

A look at which new TLDs are getting hit with the most URS cases. ... Both National Arbitration Forum (NAF) and Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) handle URS cases. So far NAF has posted 272 decided or pending URS cases on its website covering 319 domains. ADNDRC has posted 24 decided cases covering 49 domain names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/08/uniform-rapid-suspension-by-the-numbers/>

 

The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing New gTLDs by Aditya Chauhan, LogicBoxes

When ICANN announced the nTLD program, thousands of applicants threw their hats in the ring. It seemed pretty straight forward; the existing TLDs were running out of short meaningful options, all that was needed was to create newer options that would be more relevant for specific sets of customers.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/07/the-3-biggest-challenges-facing-new-gtlds/>

 

Slicing the data: Top 50 “Premium” gTLDs

Registries have sliced and diced the new TLD leaderboards in many ways: paid registrations, registration years, number of domains used, Alexa rankings, etc. Here’s another one courtesy of StartingDot, the company behind .Bio, .Archi and the forthcoming .Ski.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/07/slicing-the-data-top-50-premium-gtlds/>

 

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How DNS is Exploited: Paul Vixie on How Criminals Leverage Internet Architecture

The Internet is a global engine of commerce today, but it was never designed with such grandiose applications in mind. In the underlying architecture of the Internet, hostility was never a design criterion, and this has been extensively exploited by criminals, who capitalize on the Domain Name System infrastructure - the map of the Internet - which is indispensable for the Internet as we know it to function.

<http://www.govinfosecurity.com/how-dns-exploited-a-8086>

 

White House Executive Order Declares Cyber National Emergency

U.S. President Barack Obama last week issued an Executive Order declaring a national emergency and deputizing the Treasury Secretary and Attorney General to apply sanctions and other consequences for international actors deemed to have engaged in “cyber-enabled activities” detrimental to U.S. national security, foreign policy, economic health or financial stability.

<https://threatpost.com/white-house-executive-order-declares-cyber-national-emergency/112041>

 

Destructive hacking attempts target critical infrastructure in Americas - survey

Hacking attacks that destroy rather than steal data or that manipulate equipment are far more prevalent than widely believed, according to a survey of critical infrastructure organizations throughout North and South America.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/08/cybersecurity-americas-idINKBN0MY07A20150408>

 

eu: Joint supervision tool for telecom security

ENISA publishes a joint framework to supervise the security of services and personal data processing by telecom providers in the EU.

<http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/joint-supervision-tool-for-telecom-security>

 

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au: FragranceX.com, Inc. v. Admin Manager, Gee Media Pty. Ltd - Case No. DAU2015-0005

1. The Parties: The Complainant is FragranceX.com, Inc. of Hauppauge, New York, United States of America (“USA”), represented by UDRPro, LLC, USA. The Respondent is Admin Manager, Gee Media Pty. Ltd of Ashgrove, Queensland, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <fragrancex.com.au> is registered with Enetica.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0005>

 

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us: DOD's IPv6 transition lags

The Department of Defense first laid out plans to convert its network to the Internet Protocol Version 6 standard in 2003. While DoD has hit several milestones along the way, a lack of a coordinated effort on the part of the CIO office and U.S. Cyber Command prevented an enterprise-wide switchover, according to a recently declassified inspector general report.

<http://fcw.com/articles/2015/04/07/ipv6-migration.aspx>

 

The Pentagon's groundbreaking IPv6 project hasn't broken much ground

The U.S. Department of Defense hasn't followed through on its commitment to convert to IPv6, the new Internet standard designed to make room for an explosion of new connected devices.

<http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/network-wifi/3606672/the-pentagons-groundbreaking-ipv6-project-hasnt-broken-much-ground/>

 

How much is that Internet address in the window?

You'd think by now with the last IPv4 Internet addresses disappearing, we'd all be well on our way to using IPv6 addresses. You'd be wrong. So, it is that there's now a growing market for IPv4 addresses.

<http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-much-is-that-internet-address-in-the-window/>

 

How Romania's patchwork Internet helped spawn an IP address industry [IDG]

If you need an IPv4 address, which is an increasingly rare commodity, there are some people in Romania who may be able to help you.

<http://www.techworld.com.au/article/572243/how-romania-patchwork-internet-helped-spawn-an-ip-address-industry/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/572243/how-romania-patchwork-internet-helped-spawn-an-ip-address-industry/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Anonymous exposes US and UK companies hosting pro-Isis websites

Online hacktivist collective Anonymous has released a comprehensive list of websites suspected to be linked to Islamic State (Isis), together with the companies responsible for hosting the content. Many of the web hosting companies are UK, Europe and US-based, provoking criticism that they are complicit in disseminating Isis propaganda used to recruit members and incite terror attacks.

<http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/anonymous-exposes-us-uk-companies-hosting-pro-isis-websites-1495426>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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ICM sells tube.xxx (again) in $500,000 deal

ICM Registry has sold the premium domain name tube.xxx for a second time, after repurchasing it from the original buyer.

<http://domainincite.com/18319-icm-sells-tube-xxx-again-in-500000-deal>

 

Analyzing NameJet and Short Domain Name Sales

After a record-setting Winter, NameJet began Spring with a reduced sales volume for March. Even so, given 94 sales closing at or above $2000, March matches the best month out of an 11-month stretch during 2014. NameJet also scored its 4th highest sale of all time with VVV.com being bid up to $136,400.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/07/analyzing-namejet-and-short-domain-name-sales/>

 

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES

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Aluminium battery can charge phone in one minute, scientists say

Scientists say they have invented a new battery that could fully charge a smartphone in just one minute.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/07/aluminium-battery-can-charge-phone-in-one-minute-scientists-say>

 

Is aluminium the answer to all our battery prayers?

New research by Stanford University into aluminium batteries promises to produce cells that are big enough for a smartphone and charge in just 60 seconds.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/07/aluminium-battery-lasting-day-revolutionaise-smartphones>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Dallas Buyers Club ruling: ISP must hand over names of downloaders

Internet providers including iiNet have lost a federal court battle to keep secret the names of internet users who downloaded a Hollywood blockbuster over file-sharing networks.

<http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/apr/07/dallas-buyers-club-ruling-isp-must-hand-over-names-of-downloaders>

 

au: Dallas Buyers Club: Federal Court ruling unlikely to deter pirates, technology journalist says

Pirates are unlikely to be deterred by a ruling from the Federal Court ordering internet service providers (ISPs) to supply the names of people accused of illegally downloading the 2013 movie Dallas Buyers Club, a technology journalist says.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-08/iinet-ruling-unlikely-to-deter-pirates/6376972>

 

Dallas Buyers Club piracy case: court to determine level of fines

An Australian court will assess how a Hollywood producer deals with people who illegally downloaded Oscar-winning movie Dallas Buyers Club amid fears that it used “scare tactics” to bully settlements from suspected pirates.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/07/dallas-buyers-club-piracy-fines-australia>

 

Aussie piracy crackdown: NZ's 'SkyNet' regime better by comparison

InternetNZ says a controversial crackdown on movie piracy in Australia is unlikely to happen here but the New Zealand Screen Association is not convinced by its logic.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/67657478/Aussie-piracy-crackdown-NZs-SkyNet-regime-better-by-comparison>

 

Is piracy ever justified?

The crackdown on piracy in Australia is unlikely to happen in New Zealand according to InternetNZ, although not everyone's convinced.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/11515372/Are-there-any-rights-when-it-comes-to-piracy>

 

Dallas Buyers Club fuss shows NZ got it right

Dallas Buyers ClubThe furore over the Dallas Buyers Club case in Australia shows that, compared to our friends over the ditch, New Zealand got it pretty right when it changed the Copyright Act in 2011 and implemented its three-strikes regime to counter infringing file sharing in music and movies.

<https://internetnz.nz/news/dallas-buyers-club-fuss-shows-nz-got-it-right>

 

Aussies Set For 200,000 Piracy Notices Per Year Under New Code

The country's biggest telecoms companies have submitted their final online anti-piracy code to the Australian Communications and Media Authority for approval by the regulator. Up to 200,000 warnings will be sent to subscribers each year but an appeal fee for the wrongly accused has been waived.

<http://torrentfreak.com/aussies-set-for-200000-piracy-notices-per-year-under-new-code-150408/>

 

Piracy code lodged with Australian regulator

Internet users who are allegedly infringing copies of the latest TV shows and movies will soon be receiving warning notices under a new code that was finalised by Australian internet service providers and rights holder groups on Wednesday, as a way to crack down on online copyright infringement.

<http://www.zdnet.com/article/piracy-code-lodged-with-australian-regulator/>

 

Dallas Buyers Club vows to send letters to infringers

The 4,726 Australians alleged to have downloaded an illicit copy of the Academy Award-winning film Dallas Buyers Club between April and May last year should expect a letter in the mail, according to Voltage Pictures, but that will not lead to an immediate demand for a payment.

<http://www.zdnet.com/article/dallas-buyers-club-vows-to-send-letters-to-infringers/>

 

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On the Issue of &ldquo;Jurisdiction&rdquo; over ICANN by Paul Rosenzweig</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lawfareblog.com/2015/04/on-the-issue-of-jurisdiction-over-icann/"><span>http://www.lawfareblog.com/2015/04/on-the-issue-of-jurisdiction-over-icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brands rush to register &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; domains despite concern over pricing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=5fb463f2-3439-44a7-b54a-b97abcf12001"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=5fb463f2-3439-44a7-b54a-b97abcf12001</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What Taylor Swift Can Teach Your Company About Protecting Its Brand Online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3044694/tech-forecast/what-taylor-swift-can-teach-your-company-about-protecting-its-brand-online"><span>http://www.fastcompany.com/3044694/tech-forecast/what-taylor-swift-can-teach-your-company-about-protecting-its-brand-online</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How DNS is Exploited: Paul Vixie on How Criminals Leverage Internet Architecture</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.govinfosecurity.com/how-dns-exploited-a-8086"><span>http://www.govinfosecurity.com/how-dns-exploited-a-8086</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On the Issue of &ldquo;Jurisdiction&rdquo; over ICANN by Paul Rosenzweig</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">By now readers of this blog know, the United States is in the midst of a transition that will, when completed, give up its contractual control of the IANA. That authority is currently conducted by ICANN under contract to the Department of Commerce. Current plans are for Commerce to end the contract in September 2015, and let ICANN manage the IANA function on its own. Some, including me, favor the transition but are concerned that it will occur without an increase in accountability and transparency at ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lawfareblog.com/2015/04/on-the-issue-of-jurisdiction-over-icann/"><span>http://www.lawfareblog.com/2015/04/on-the-issue-of-jurisdiction-over-icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN, Meet Your New Master, the FCC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an executive branch agency within the Department of Commerce, sparked controversy last year when it announced its intent to transition its oversight of Internet domain names to &ldquo;the global multistakeholder community.&rdquo; The controversy is now over. The NTIA no longer has authority to relinquish U.S. control over the Internet domain name system. Though few seem to have realized it, the FCC assumed plenary jurisdiction over Internet numbering in its 2015 net neutrality order reclassifying the broadband Internet as telecommunications (Reclassification Order).<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From Connecting Computers to Connecting Stakeholders: Stanford Univ. Hosts NetMundial Initiative by Wolfgang Kleinw&auml;chter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1974, Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf checked in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto, worked a couple of days and presented to the world the TCP/IP protocol. Stanford hosted one of the four computers connected on equal footing (ARPANET) in 1969... A framed document in the hotel lobby remembers the historic moment. On March 31, 2014 a crowd of about 30 people from all over the world checked in the same Crown Plaza hotel for the first working meeting of the new Coordination Council (CC) of the NetMundial Initiative (NMI).<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WSIS Project Prizes 2015 Nomination<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two ICANN projects, the DNS Entrepreneurship Center and Investigating DNS Abuse/Misuse for Public Safety Community have been nominated for the Online Voting Phase of the WSIS Project Prizes 2015 contest.<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's High Standards Recognized with Industry Achievements<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As Continuous Improvement Manager for ICANN's IANA department, my role is to help ensure that we meet our strategic objective of advancing organizational, technological and operational excellence. The idea of continuous improvement, a founding tenet of ICANN culture, is the commitment to achieving excellence with the understanding that processes and dynamics are constantly evolving. Our team is committed to demonstrating high standards of service and we strive to strengthen our commitment to stakeholders as we move forward together.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-s-high-standards-recognized-with-industry-achievements"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-s-high-standards-recognized-with-industry-achievements</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fadi Chehad&eacute; Response to Question for the Record Following Senate Commerce Committee Hearing, "Preserving the Multistakeholder Model of Internet Governance"</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Senate Commerce Committee Hearing, "Preserving the Multistakeholder Model of Internet Governance"<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What to Know About an ICANN Compliance Audit, and How to Handle One if You Are Selected? by Alexa Raad<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Now that new gTLD registries have been operating for more than a year, a few registries have already experienced going through an audit and a few more are now receiving notifications that they are next in line. For all, the process of going through an ICANN audit is a first. Once you receive the Request for Information (RFI), you will have 15 days to respond, or seek an extension of time. Extensions may be available on a case by case basis.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150407_what_to_know_about_an_icann_compliance_audit/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150407_what_to_know_about_an_icann_compliance_audit/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Business Constituency Elects Elisa Cooper of MarkMonitor as Chair</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MarkMonitor ... announces Elisa Cooper, vice president of Product Marketing, has been elected chair of the ICANN Business Constituency, serving a third consecutive term.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/pressreleases/2015/pr150331.php"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/pressreleases/2015/pr150331.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">Three registrars suspended by ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has enforced the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement against three more registrars, suspending their ability to sell gTLD domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18317-three-registrars-suspended-by-icann"><span>http://domainincite.com/18317-three-registrars-suspended-by-icann</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Publishes Its Tax Return; Spends $46M In Salaries; $17M In Travel; Has $300M In Cash/Stocks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN just published its tax return, Form 990, for the year ending June 30, 2014. ICANN Revenue decreased from the year earlier to $127 Million from $236 Million. However salaries &amp; compensation rose from $32 Million to $46 Million. Total expenses in 2014 were $124 Million against last years $150 Million.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/07/icann-publishes-its-tax-return-spends-46m-in-salaries-17m-in-travel-has-300m-in-cashstocks/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/07/icann-publishes-its-tax-return-spends-46m-in-salaries-17m-in-travel-has-300m-in-cashstocks/</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">Americorpse.gov (And Other Deleted US Government Domains)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Like a walk through a fascinating internet graveyard, a list of domains deleted by the US government over the last ten years has been obtained via Freedom of Information Act request. The 26-page document lists hundreds of government domain names that have been terminated since December 2004&mdash;some for obvious reasons, but others less so.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/read/americorpsegov-and-other-deleted-us-government-domains"><span>http://motherboard.vice.com/read/americorpsegov-and-other-deleted-us-government-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.FR Offers Registration Periods of One to Ten Years<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As of 30 March, registrants of .fr (France) domains, along with other ccTLDs managed by AFNIC, will be able to choose registration periods of one to ten years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/07/fr-offers-registration-periods-of-one-to-ten-years/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/07/fr-offers-registration-periods-of-one-to-ten-years/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/fr-offers-registration-periods-of-one-to-ten-years.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/fr-offers-registration-periods-of-one-to-ten-years.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>se: Revised TLD Law in Sweden? by Staffan Jonson<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On March 31, Swedish regulatory overview office, Post and Telecom Authority published a 54 pages report on revision of the Swedish TLD law for internet. The report contains proposals for revision of policy and Swedish law regulating TLDs. This is not a surprise. The issue has been simmering for ten years, at least. However, with increasing dependency of information society, public regulators are increasingly inclined to revise public regulation in the area.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150408_revised_top_level_domain_law_in_sweden/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150408_revised_top_level_domain_law_in_sweden/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">vn: Domain name registrations must follow market mechanisms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Individuals, enterprises and organisations will be allowed to decide the fees for domain name registration, as the government is set to only charge fees for the use of domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/127607/domain-name-registrations-must-follow-market-mechanisms.html"><span>http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/127607/domain-name-registrations-must-follow-market-mechanisms.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">Brands rush to register &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; domains despite concern over pricing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With sunrise now a week old, Vox Populi Registry has placed a running ticker on its website highlighting some of the brands which have registered a &lsquo;.sucks&rsquo; domain name. Despite concern over the hefty sunrise fees, brands are not shying away from making registrations, with John Berard, CEO of the registry, stating that the numbers have exceeded his expectations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=5fb463f2-3439-44a7-b54a-b97abcf12001"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=5fb463f2-3439-44a7-b54a-b97abcf12001</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What Taylor Swift Can Teach Your Company About Protecting Its Brand Online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier this month, the ever business-savvy pop star unwittingly generated a ton of click bait for publishers by doing something smart: She registered her name under the new adult-themed </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s .porn and .adult. It's a wise move for any brand, but these salacious-sounding TLDs are just the beginning: The number of available website domain names is about to explode.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3044694/tech-forecast/what-taylor-swift-can-teach-your-company-about-protecting-its-brand-online"><span>http://www.fastcompany.com/3044694/tech-forecast/what-taylor-swift-can-teach-your-company-about-protecting-its-brand-online</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Premium Generics, the Domain Industry's Luxury Goods by St&eacute;phane Van Gelder<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Categories. The mere mention of the word risks eliciting groans from any domain industry specialist. In the run up to the new gTLD program, this concept was oft discussed. It seemed obvious to most that TLDs were not a homogenous ensemble but instead, could exist in many different shapes and sizes. Except to ICANN staff. They systematically refused to entertain the notion of categories. Even when ICANN Board members suggested some kind of recognition for different TLD types should be hardwired into the program!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150407_premium_generics_the_domain_industrys_luxury_goods/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150407_premium_generics_the_domain_industrys_luxury_goods/</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 challenges .Charity decision<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts has filed for an Independent Review Process over a community objection decision for .Charity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/08/donuts-challenges-charity-decision/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/08/donuts-challenges-charity-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">Uniform Rapid Suspension by the numbers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A look at which new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s are getting hit with the most URS cases.</span><span> ... Both National Arbitration Forum (NAF) and Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) handle URS cases. So far NAF has posted 272 decided or pending URS cases on its website covering 319 domains. ADNDRC has posted 24 decided cases covering 49 domain names.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/08/uniform-rapid-suspension-by-the-numbers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/08/uniform-rapid-suspension-by-the-numbers/</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 3 Biggest Challenges Facing New gTLDs by Aditya Chauhan</span><span>,</span><span lang="EN"> LogicBoxes</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When ICANN announced the nTLD program, thousands of applicants threw their hats in the ring. It seemed pretty straight forward; the existing TLDs were running out of short meaningful options, all that was needed was to create newer options that would be more relevant for specific sets of customers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/07/the-3-biggest-challenges-facing-new-gtlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/07/the-3-biggest-challenges-facing-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">Slicing the data: Top 50 &ldquo;Premium&rdquo; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registries have sliced and diced the new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> leaderboards in many ways: paid registrations, registration years, number of domains used, Alexa rankings, etc. Here&rsquo;s another one courtesy of StartingDot, the company behind .Bio, .Archi and the forthcoming .Ski.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/07/slicing-the-data-top-50-premium-gtlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/07/slicing-the-data-top-50-premium-gtlds/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">How DNS is Exploited: Paul Vixie on How Criminals Leverage Internet Architecture</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet is a global engine of commerce today, but it was never designed with such grandiose applications in mind. In the underlying architecture of the Internet, hostility was never a design criterion, and this has been extensively exploited by criminals, who capitalize on the Domain Name System infrastructure - the map of the Internet - which is indispensable for the Internet as we know it to function.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.govinfosecurity.com/how-dns-exploited-a-8086"><span>http://www.govinfosecurity.com/how-dns-exploited-a-8086</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">White House Executive Order Declares Cyber National Emergency<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">U.S. President Barack Obama last week issued an Executive Order declaring a national emergency and deputizing the Treasury Secretary and Attorney General to apply sanctions and other consequences for international actors deemed to have engaged in &ldquo;cyber-enabled activities&rdquo; detrimental to U.S. national security, foreign policy, economic health or financial stability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/white-house-executive-order-declares-cyber-national-emergency/112041"><span>https://threatpost.com/white-house-executive-order-declares-cyber-national-emergency/112041</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Destructive hacking attempts target critical infrastructure in Americas - survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hacking attacks that destroy rather than steal data or that manipulate equipment are far more prevalent than widely believed, according to a survey of critical infrastructure organizations throughout North and South America.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/08/cybersecurity-americas-idINKBN0MY07A20150408"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/08/cybersecurity-americas-idINKBN0MY07A20150408</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: Joint supervision tool for telecom security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ENISA publishes a joint framework to supervise the security of services and personal data processing by telecom providers in the EU.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/joint-supervision-tool-for-telecom-security"><span>http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/joint-supervision-tool-for-telecom-security</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: FragranceX.com, Inc. v. Admin Manager, Gee Media Pty. Ltd - Case No. DAU2015-0005</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is FragranceX.com, Inc. of Hauppauge, New York, United States of America (&ldquo;USA&rdquo;), represented by UDRPro, LLC, USA. The Respondent is Admin Manager, Gee Media Pty. Ltd of Ashgrove, Queensland, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;fragrancex.com.au&gt; is registered with Enetica.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0005"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0005</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">us: DOD's IPv6 transition lags<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Department of Defense first laid out plans to convert its network to the Internet Protocol Version 6 standard in 2003. While DoD has hit several milestones along the way, a lack of a coordinated effort on the part of the CIO office and U.S. Cyber Command prevented an enterprise-wide switchover, according to a recently declassified inspector general report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://fcw.com/articles/2015/04/07/ipv6-migration.aspx"><span>http://fcw.com/articles/2015/04/07/ipv6-migration.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">The Pentagon's groundbreaking IPv6 project hasn't broken much ground<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Department of Defense hasn't followed through on its commitment to convert to IPv6, the new Internet standard designed to make room for an explosion of new connected devices.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/network-wifi/3606672/the-pentagons-groundbreaking-ipv6-project-hasnt-broken-much-ground/"><span>http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/network-wifi/3606672/the-pentagons-groundbreaking-ipv6-project-hasnt-broken-much-ground/</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 much is that Internet address in the window?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You'd think by now with the last IPv4 Internet addresses disappearing, we'd all be well on our way to using IPv6 addresses. You'd be wrong. So, it is that there's now a growing market for IPv4 addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-much-is-that-internet-address-in-the-window/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-much-is-that-internet-address-in-the-window/</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 Romania's patchwork Internet helped spawn an IP address industry [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you need an IPv4 address, which is an increasingly rare commodity, there are some people in Romania who may be able to help you.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techworld.com.au/article/572243/how-romania-patchwork-internet-helped-spawn-an-ip-address-industry/"><span>http://www.techworld.com.au/article/572243/how-romania-patchwork-internet-helped-spawn-an-ip-address-industry/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/572243/how-romania-patchwork-internet-helped-spawn-an-ip-address-industry/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/572243/how-romania-patchwork-internet-helped-spawn-an-ip-address-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">**********************<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">Anonymous exposes US and UK companies hosting pro-Isis websites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online hacktivist collective Anonymous has released a comprehensive list of websites suspected to be linked to Islamic State (Isis), together with the companies responsible for hosting the content. Many of the web hosting companies are UK, Europe and US-based, provoking criticism that they are complicit in disseminating Isis propaganda used to recruit members and incite terror attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/anonymous-exposes-us-uk-companies-hosting-pro-isis-websites-1495426"><span>http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/anonymous-exposes-us-uk-companies-hosting-pro-isis-websites-1495426</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">ICM sells tube.xxx (again) in $500,000 deal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry has sold the premium domain name tube.xxx for a second time, after repurchasing it from the original buyer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/18319-icm-sells-tube-xxx-again-in-500000-deal"><span>http://domainincite.com/18319-icm-sells-tube-xxx-again-in-500000-deal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Analyzing NameJet and Short Domain Name Sales<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After a record-setting Winter, NameJet began Spring with a reduced sales volume for March. Even so, given 94 sales closing at or above $2000, March matches the best month out of an 11-month stretch during 2014. NameJet also scored its 4th highest sale of all time with VVV.com being bid up to $136,400.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/07/analyzing-namejet-and-short-domain-name-sales/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/07/analyzing-namejet-and-short-domain-name-sales/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NEW TECHNOLOGIES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Aluminium battery can charge phone in one minute, scientists say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Scientists say they have invented a new battery that could fully charge a smartphone in just one minute.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/07/aluminium-battery-can-charge-phone-in-one-minute-scientists-say"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/07/aluminium-battery-can-charge-phone-in-one-minute-scientists-say</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 aluminium the answer to all our battery prayers?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New research by Stanford University into aluminium batteries promises to produce cells that are big enough for a smartphone and charge in just 60 seconds.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/07/aluminium-battery-lasting-day-revolutionaise-smartphones"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/07/aluminium-battery-lasting-day-revolutionaise-smartphones</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Dallas Buyers Club ruling: ISP must hand over names of downloaders<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet providers including iiNet have lost a federal court battle to keep secret the names of internet users who downloaded a Hollywood blockbuster over file-sharing networks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/apr/07/dallas-buyers-club-ruling-isp-must-hand-over-names-of-downloaders"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/apr/07/dallas-buyers-club-ruling-isp-must-hand-over-names-of-downloaders</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: Dallas Buyers Club: Federal Court ruling unlikely to deter pirates, technology journalist says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pirates are unlikely to be deterred by a ruling from the Federal Court ordering internet service providers (ISPs) to supply the names of people accused of illegally downloading the 2013 movie Dallas Buyers Club, a technology journalist says.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-08/iinet-ruling-unlikely-to-deter-pirates/6376972"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-08/iinet-ruling-unlikely-to-deter-pirates/6376972</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dallas Buyers Club piracy case: court to determine level of fines<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Australian court will assess how a Hollywood producer deals with people who illegally downloaded Oscar-winning movie Dallas Buyers Club amid fears that it used &ldquo;scare tactics&rdquo; to bully settlements from suspected pirates.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/07/dallas-buyers-club-piracy-fines-australia"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/07/dallas-buyers-club-piracy-fines-australia</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Aussie piracy crackdown: NZ's 'SkyNet' regime better by comparison<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">InternetNZ says a controversial crackdown on movie piracy in Australia is unlikely to happen here but the New Zealand Screen Association is not convinced by its logic.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/67657478/Aussie-piracy-crackdown-NZs-SkyNet-regime-better-by-comparison"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/67657478/Aussie-piracy-crackdown-NZs-SkyNet-regime-better-by-comparison</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 piracy ever justified?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The crackdown on piracy in Australia is unlikely to happen in New Zealand according to InternetNZ, although not everyone's convinced.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/11515372/Are-there-any-rights-when-it-comes-to-piracy"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/11515372/Are-there-any-rights-when-it-comes-to-piracy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dallas Buyers Club fuss shows NZ got it right<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dallas Buyers ClubThe furore over the Dallas Buyers Club case in Australia shows that, compared to our friends over the ditch, New Zealand got it pretty right when it changed the Copyright Act in 2011 and implemented its three-strikes regime to counter infringing file sharing in music and movies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/news/dallas-buyers-club-fuss-shows-nz-got-it-right"><span>https://internetnz.nz/news/dallas-buyers-club-fuss-shows-nz-got-it-right</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Aussies Set For 200,000 Piracy Notices Per Year Under New Code<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The country's biggest telecoms companies have submitted their final online anti-piracy code to the Australian Communications and Media Authority for approval by the regulator. Up to 200,000 warnings will be sent to subscribers each year but an appeal fee for the wrongly accused has been waived.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/aussies-set-for-200000-piracy-notices-per-year-under-new-code-150408/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/aussies-set-for-200000-piracy-notices-per-year-under-new-code-150408/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Piracy code lodged with Australian regulator<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet users who are allegedly infringing copies of the latest TV shows and movies will soon be receiving warning notices under a new code that was finalised by Australian internet service providers and rights holder groups on Wednesday, as a way to crack down on online copyright infringement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/piracy-code-lodged-with-australian-regulator/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/article/piracy-code-lodged-with-australian-regulator/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dallas Buyers Club vows to send letters to infringers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The 4,726 Australians alleged to have downloaded an illicit copy of the Academy Award-winning film Dallas Buyers Club between April and May last year should expect a letter in the mail, according to Voltage Pictures, but that will not lead to an immediate demand for a payment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/dallas-buyers-club-vows-to-send-letters-to-infringers/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/article/dallas-buyers-club-vows-to-send-letters-to-infringers/</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>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&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>
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David Goldstein | 7 Apr 04:51 2015

auDA domain news - 7 April

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Internet Governance and the Internet Governance Forum Redux by Vinton G. Cerf , Google

<http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2015.41>

 

AusRegistry and auDA launch the 2015 .au survey

<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/now-is-the-time-to-protect-your-domain-names-2>

 

ICANN Registry Agreement: What .BRANDs Need to Know About Spec 11

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-management/icann-registry-agreement-what-brands-need-to-know-about-spec-11>

 

 

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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS

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The New gTLD Program or the More Things Change the More Things Stay the Same by Jack Vidovich

Abstract: The New gTLD Program purports to increase the amount of domain names available on the Internet. This Article suggests that The Program will not meet its stated goals. The Article demonstrates this shortcoming by analyzing the jurisprudence from the Legal Rights Objection and forecasting how other courts and panels will absorb these principles, and adjudicate gTLD disputes in the near future.

<http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1095&context=ipbrief&sei-redir=1>

 

Bad Faith in Cyberspace: Grounding Domain Name Theory in Trademark, Property, and Restitution by Jacqueline D. Lipton, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Abstract: The year 2009 marks the tenth anniversary of domain name regulation under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) and the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). Adopted to combat cybersquatting, these rules left a confused picture of domain name theory in their wake. Early cybersquatters registered Internet domain names corresponding with other’s trademarks to sell them for a profit. However, this practice was quickly and easily contained. New practices arose in domain name markets, not initially contemplated by the drafters of the ACPA and the UDRP. One example is clickfarming – using domain names to generate revenues from click-on advertisements. ... This article develops a new model for domain name regulation. It incorporates trademark policy within a broader theoretical framework incorporating aspects of restitution and property theory. The author suggests that a broader theoretical approach to domain name regulation would facilitate the development of more coherent domain name rules in the future. This discussion is particularly timely in light of the forthcoming implementation of a new gTLD application process.

<http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/ua_law_publications/139/>

 

Celebrity in Cyberspace: A Personality Rights Paradigm for Personal Domain Name Disputes by Jacqueline D. Lipton, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Abstract: When the Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts fought for control of the domain name, what was her aim? Did she want to reap economic benefits from the name? Probably not, as she has not used the name since it was transferred to her. Or did she want to prevent others from using it on either an unjust enrichment or a privacy basis? Was she, in fact, protecting a trademark interest in her name? Personal domain name disputes, particularly those in the space, implicate unique aspects of an individual’s persona in cyberspace. Nevertheless, most of the legal rules developed for these disputes are based on trademark law. ... This Article suggests that if personal names merit legal protection in cyberspace, it should be under an appropriate set of legal rules, rather than through further expansion of trademarks. This Article develops a new framework for personal domain name disputes based on the theories underlying the right of publicity tort. Unlike trademark law, this tort is aimed at the protection of individual names and likenesses. It has not been utilized much in cyberspace largely because of time, cost, and jurisdictional disadvantages of litigation as opposed to the quicker and cheaper, but trademark-based, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”). This article suggests the creation of a new personal domain name dispute resolution policy (“PDRP”) that combines the procedural advantages of the UDRP with the theory underlying the right of publicity tort.

<http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/ua_law_publications/140/>

 

Much Ado About Nothing: ICANN’s New GTLDs by Daniela Michele Spencer

<http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/btlj/vol29/iss4/15/>

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Beyond the Internet by Eli M. Noam

Abstract: The 2015 FCC decision on Net Neutrality and the debate over ICANN reform raise the question about the future structure of the Internet. The paper concludes that the centrifugalism due to fundamental economics and national priorities will transform the current system into a loose and partly non-standardized federated system. Far from being a feared "splinternet" as Internet traditionalists argue, the new system will actually be greater in innovation and opennness, and reduce global disputes.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2588303>

 

Internet Governance and the Internet Governance Forum Redux by Vinton G. Cerf , Google

ABSTRACT: There are many interests and incentives driving further evolution, development, and use of the Internet. It becomes apparent that a distributed, multistakeholder Internet governance model serves the needs of the Internet community best. It is important to preserve and support the institutions that comprise this current distributed governance model.

<http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2015.41>

 

Big changes proposed to DNS overseer ICANN

Domain name overseer ICANN is likely to go through a radical reorganization if it wants to be given more control of critical internet functions, currently run under contract from the US government.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/03/big_changes_proposed_to_dns_overseer_icann/>

 

Diplomat: BRICS States against Use of Internet for Military Purposes

According to the official, the group calls for the development of an agreement on international information security, Itar-Tass reported.

<http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940114000453>

 

Expert panel discusses issue of new principles for Internet governance

Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web more than a quarter of a century ago, last year asked what kind of Internet we want.

<http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/expert-panel-discusses-issue-new-principles-internet-governance/2015-04-05>

 

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ICANN Successfully Completes Two Independently Conducted Service Organization Control Audits

ICANN today announced that it has achieved the Service Organization Control (SOC) 3 certification, formerly known as Systrust, of its DNSSEC Root Key Signing Key systems for the fifth consecutive year.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-02-en>

 

ICANN FY14 Form 990 Announcement

ICANN filed its Form 990 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on March 31, 2015 in compliance with the extended due date of May 15, 2015.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-03-en>

 

Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 54

Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has built a strong group of individuals who are actively participating in all of the ICANN communities as well as various Internet Governance entities within the Internet Ecosystem.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-03-en>

 

ICG Announces Fourteenth and Fifteenth Conference Calls

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) has scheduled its fourteenth and fifteenth conference calls:

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

 

Letter from Akram Atallah, President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Eckhard Pols

New gTLD application for .KINDER

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-pols-01apr15.pdf>

 

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AusRegistry and auDA launch the 2015 .au survey

AusRegistry and auDA today launched the 2015 .au survey in an ongoing commitment to understand the Australian Internet user and their relationship with the .au domain namespace.

<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/now-is-the-time-to-protect-your-domain-names-2>

 

Drive-by code and Phishing on Swiss websites in 2014

In 2014, about 1,800 Swiss websites were cleaned from drive-by code, compared with 2,700 in 2013, a decline of 33%. At the same time, the number of phishing cases affecting .ch and .li TLDs rose from only a handful in 2013 to more than 300.

<http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/03/31/drive-by-phishing-swiss-websites-2014/>

 

Kim Wilde’s performance for .eu now on our YouTube channel!

Last year’s .eu Web Awards would not have been such a sensation without the performance of Kim Wilde. Footage of her at the Awards in Brussels is now available on our YouTube channel!

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/apr-2015/kim-wildes-performance-eu-now-our-youtube-channel>

 

Submissions for the .eu Web Awards are now open!

Following last year’s success we are proud to announce the launch of the second edition of the .eu Web Awards! As of today all .eu domain name holders are encouraged to submit their website. The stakes? An exclusive award presented by European Stakeholders at a ceremony to be held in Brussels at the end of 2015.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/apr-2015/submissions-eu-web-awards-are-now-open>

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/apr-2015/launch-eu-web-awards-2015-causes-stir>

 

eu: Amendment of EC Regulation 874/2004

We hereby announce that the EC Regulation 874/2004 ‘Laying down public policy rules concerning the implementation and functions of the .eu TLD and the principles governing Registration’ has been amended and subsequently published in the Official Journal: L 082/2015.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/mar-2015/amendment-ec-regulation-8742004>

 

fr: The .fr TLD: a love story that now lasts several years

Since March 30, 2015, Afnic has offered the registration of domain names with the .fr TLD for periods ranging from one to ten years.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8934/show/the-fr-tld-a-love-story-that-now-lasts-several-years.html>

 

NiRA: Building national identity through .ng domain name

Established in 2005, the Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NiRA, the managers of the nation’s identity on the internet, has so far been able to register 60,000 domain names, ISAIAH ERHIAWARIEN examines the association’s journey so far in creating a credible national identity for Nigeria on the global communications highway, the Internet

<http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/nira-building-national-identity-through-ng-domain-name/>

 

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ICANN Registry Agreement: What .BRANDs Need to Know About Spec 11

The ICANN Registry Agreement is a constant hot topic among new gTLD applicants and operators. Recently, there has been particular interest in Specification 11 of the Agreement.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-management/icann-registry-agreement-what-brands-need-to-know-about-spec-11>

 

Gotham’s ‘.nyc’ is fastest growing city domain on Internet

New York City is on the fast track to becoming the dot-com capital of the world. The rush to grab the city’s digital real estate — or addresses ending in .nyc — has made the Big Apple’s six-month-old domain the fastest growing among a host of cities granted approval for their own TLDs.

<http://nypost.com/2015/04/03/gothams-nyc-is-fastest-growing-city-domain-on-internet/>

 

.google April Fools’ is no laughing matter: what .google could mean for other .brands by Tony Kirsch

When April Fools’ Day rolls around each year, Google is generally one of the front runners for jokes – often making headlines for its quirky gimmicks. This year was no exception.

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/april-fools-is-no-laughing-matter-what-google-could-mean-for-other-brands/>

 

be: Familiarity with Internet extensions increased

DNS Belgium recently conducted a market study among SMEs (2 – 250 employees) and the liberal professions. We polled their knowledge of and interest in new internet extensions launched in 2014. The study showed that 46% were familiar with the new Internet extensions.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/familiarity-internet-extensions-increased>

 

New TLDs this week: .Flowers and .Wedding

Two TLDs launch this week, and it’s fitting that they launch near the same time.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/06/new-tlds-this-week-flowers-and-wedding/>

 

Donuts files interesting trademark applications

Donuts has filed two interesting trademark applications. The applications are for the marks:

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/06/donuts-files-interesting-trademark-applications/>

 

You May Have To go To Auction To Get Your Brand.Sucks Domain

According to a press release we received toady by the registrar 101Domain.com, now that the .Sucks domain extension has launched they are pricing the "reserved" .sucks domains at $2,199 well below the $2,499 suggested retail price, however the PR makes it clear that you could wind up in an auction for a yourbrand.sucks domain.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/02/you-may-have-to-go-to-auction-to-get-your-brand-sucks-domain/>

 

Kevin Spacey among first .sucks buyers

Kevin Spacey, Google, Apple and Microsoft are among the first to buy .sucks domains in apparent attempts to protect their reputations.

<http://domainincite.com/18306-kevin-spacey-among-first-sucks-buyers>

 

AIDS.sucks at $1.5 million and other .sucks premium weirdness

The new .sucks gTLD has some interesting pricing for its reserved premium names. Notably aids.sucks, which currently carries a $1.5 million first-year fee at one registrar.

<http://domainincite.com/18295-aids-sucks-at-1-5-million-and-other-sucks-premium-weirdness>

 

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Bogus Hillary Clinton website highlights online perils for 2016 candidates

Hillaryclinton.org bears the likely Democratic presidential candidate's name, but she would not want supporters to go there: some cyber security experts said this week the site contains malicious software.

<http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/02/usa-election-domains-idUSL2N0WY1IP20150402>

 

China Internet authority denounces Google certificate rejection

A Chinese Internet regulator on Thursday slammed as "unacceptable" a decision by Google Inc to no longer recognise its certificates of trust, a move which could deter Chrome browser users accessing sites approved by the authority.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/02/china-google-idINKBN0MT09I20150402>

 

Google, Mozilla Drop Trust in Chinese Certificate Authority CNNIC

Google has taken the unusual step of completely removing trust from Chrome for the Chinese certificate authority CNNIC in the wake of an incident in which certificates issued by the CA were misused. Mozilla followed suit on Thursday, also removing CNNIC from its trust store.

<https://threatpost.com/google-drops-trust-in-chinese-certificate-authority-cnnic/111974>

 

Google's cert sanction may hamper browsing, trigger China retaliation

The impact of Google's decision to remove the root certificates issued by a Chinese