David Goldstein | 30 Jun 07:25 2016

auDA domain news

Hi all,

 

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

 

Cheers

David

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

NZ Internet identity wins prestigious ICANN governance award

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

 

NTIA Report Update by Akram Atallah

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

 

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

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

 

ICANN Ombudsman let go as role comes up for review

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

 

Brexit probably no big deal for UK domain owners

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

 

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

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

 

Who Really Cares About New gTLDs? by Doug Isenberg

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

 

au: Backpack Girl makes appearance in hilarious UDRP

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

 

Lawyer fell for DomainGang story about eNom Backpack Girl

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

 

au: Erection election website flops [subscription]

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

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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

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

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

 

Republicans move to check internet transition

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

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

 

Strickling responds to Marco Rubio et al about IANA transition

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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ICANN

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

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

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

 

NZ Internet identity wins prestigious ICANN governance award

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

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

 

NTIA Report Update by Akram Atallah

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

David Olive's ICANN56 Welcome Message

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

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

 

Metadata Collection And Controversy

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

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

 

ICANN Ombudsman let go as role comes up for review

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Key decisions likely at ICANN meet in Hyderabad

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

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

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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Brexit probably no big deal for UK domain owners

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

EURid granted its ISO/IEC 27001 recertification

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

A Year Later: Insights from dotSucks by John Berard

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

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

 

.XYZ Registry Launches Searchable Domain Name Drop Tool

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

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

 

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NEW TLDS

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

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

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

 

Who Really Cares About New gTLDs? by Doug Isenberg

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

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

 

What’s in Store for Geo TLDs?

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

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

 

ZACRA creates dotAfrica litigation portal

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

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

 

Is the ".contact" new gTLD coming?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Increasingly in Cybercriminal’s Bullseye

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

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

 

China moves closer to adopting controversial cybersecurity law

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Botnet Powered by 25,000 CCTV Devices Uncovered

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Report: Cloud Requires New Approach to Security Operations

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

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Cybersquatting complaints against .com domains are dropping

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

au: Backpack Girl makes appearance in hilarious UDRP

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

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

 

Lawyer fell for DomainGang story about eNom Backpack Girl

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

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

 

au: Erection election website flops [subscription]

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

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

 

Marlboro domain dispute stubbed out

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

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

 

Company guilty of reverse domain hijacking after refiling case

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

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

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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

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

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

 

ie: Blacknight Expands Infrastructure in Dublin with BT Ireland Partnership

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

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

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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How IPv6 lays the foundation for a smarter network

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

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

 

Association eyes to complete Indonesian migration to IPv6 by 2021

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

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

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Empower your proxy logs with the DomainTools App for Splunk

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

A frank conversation with Colin Campbell – DNW Podcast #90

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

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

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Is Sedo Slowly Dying?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

Transition Proposal from ICANN Fulfils NTIA Requirements

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

 

se: Pirate Bay Domain Dispute Appealed to Supreme Court

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

 

Web addresses promoting sex crimes against children must be stopped

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

Transition Proposal from ICANN Fulfils NTIA Requirements

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

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

 

IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal passes NTIA criteria

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

EuroDIG 2016 in Brussels – Balancing politics, policy and tech

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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ICANN

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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DNS Belgium launches tool to test EPP

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

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

 

ICANN Accredits DENIC as Third Party Provider of Registrar Data Escrow

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

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

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

 

Dominican Republic to celebrate 25 years of .do

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

nl: Warning: fake invoices from Domeinregistratie Nederland

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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NEW TLDS

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

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

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

 

Verisign loses .art contract to CentralNic

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

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

 

CentralNic grabs another client from Verisign

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

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

 

Weekly Launch Guide June 20, 2016

A summary of upcoming TLD launches is included below.

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

 

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

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

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

 

Contract breach cited as TLD Registry switches from Afilias to Chinese government back-end

The break between TLD Registry and former back-end provider Afilias may be even less amicable than first thought.

<http://domainincite.com/20588-contract-breach-cited-as-tld-registry-switches-from-afilias-to-chinese-government-back-end>

 

TLD Registry moves registry services to China

TLD Registry Ltd is switching its two TLDs’ back-end services from Afilias to Teleinfo Network Technology Co., Ltd.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/tld-registry-moves-registry-services-china/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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The June 2016 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!

A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released. The topics covered in this report are: A RUeful tale – unknown cyberattackers steal 20 gigabytes of data from RUAG, Twitter shuts the door on US intelligence services, iPhone stays locked – Touch ID demands a password after 48 hours & Passwords for e-banking and suchlike? You can soon forget them!

<https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/06/17/the-june-2016-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/>

 

As Russian Hackers Probe, NATO Has No Clear Cyberwar Strategy

In the six months since part of Ukraine’s power grid came crashing down, turned off by highly sophisticated hackers, cyberspace allies of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia have been leaving their mark here in the Baltics and across the sea in Finland and Sweden.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/17/world/europe/nato-russia-cyberwarfare.html>

 

eu: Cyber-Security, Open Data, Interoperability: Towards a truly smart e-administration

This conference will gather representatives from Industry, the European Commission, the European Parliament, Regional authorities, Academia and Civil Society to discuss topics related to cyber-security, open data and interoperability.

<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/cyber-security-open-data-interoperability-towards-truly-smart-e-administration>

 

NATO Officially Declares Cyberspace A Domain For War

NATO has officially declared cyberspace a warfare domain and said cyberattack on any of its allies will be tackled collectively. This was announced at a meeting by NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, reports Infosecurity.

<http://www.darkreading.com/operations/nato-officially-declares-cyberspace-a-domain-for-war/d/d-id/1325956>

 

38% of Financial Organizations Unable to Distinguish an Attack from Normal Customer Activity

A survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has uncovered that banks and payment organizations are finding it difficult to manage online financial fraud in today’s connected and complex technological landscape.

<http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/business/2016/Thirty-eight-per-cent-of-Financial-Organizations-Unable-to-Distinguish-an-Attack-from-Normal-Customer-Activity>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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se: Pirate Bay Domain Dispute Appealed to Supreme Court

Last month the Swedish Court of Appeal ruled that two of the Pirate Bay's oldest domains will be forfeited to the Swedish state. However, Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij is dissatisfied with the result and has now filed a further appeal. Sweden's Supreme Court must now decide whether to take the case.

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

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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Google and GoDaddy Sign Anti-Piracy Pledge

Google and GoDaddy have promised to do their best to ensure that their advertisements are not promoted on pirate sites. The two prominent tech companies have signed the "anti-piracy pledge" of the Trustworthy Accountability Group, a relatively new group that aims to cut funding to pirate sites.

<https://torrentfreak.com/google-and-godaddy-sign-anti-piracy-pledge-160616/>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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Crims set up fake companies to hoard and sell IPv4 addresses

IPv4 addresses are now so valuable that criminals are setting up shell companies so they can apply for addresses, then resell them to users desperate to grow their networks.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/16/ipv4_hijacking/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Web addresses promoting sex crimes against children must be stopped

Governments and internet bodies must prevent web addresses being registered which openly refer to child sexual abuse, according to the Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland.

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

 

How the story of the hidden dot has improved policy making in Europe

The main reason for CENTR’s relocation to Brussels – over a decade ago – was to allow the secretariat to engage more in policy discussions. And we have done so ever since. We’ve presented in the European Parliament, at the Commission and in countless meetings with stakeholders. Often, however, we experienced that an essential requirement for having a proper debate was missing: there was no common level of basic technical knowledge on how the Internet works and the role of the different actors.

<https://centr.org/news/blog/how-the-story-of-the-hidden-dot-has-improved-policy-making-in-europe.html>

 

First RIS Remote Route Collector in Africa Now Available for Peering

The RIPE NCC is pleased to announce that our first Remote Route Collector (RRC) in Africa is now available for peering. The RRC is hosted by NAPAfrica and Workonline Communications at the NAPAfrica Johannesburg Internet Exchange.

<https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/first-remote-route-collector-in-africa-now-available-for-peering>

 

An Update on RIPE NCC Activity in the Middle East

In the RIPE NCC’s second year of operations from the Dubai office, we continued to put a lot of effort into our engagement strategy on a national level by visiting as many Middle Eastern countries as we could. Our aim was to strengthen our relationship with our members and deepen our understanding of the Middle Eastern Internet community’s needs and concerns.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/17/update-ripe-ncc-activity-middle-east/>

 

The 3rd APICB Held in Beijing

On June 13, 2016, the 3rd Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Building Program was held in Beijing at Jingyi Hotel. This program was co-organized by CNNIC, ICANN and APTLD. More than 20 delegates and technology experts of the industry from over ten countries and regions, including Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Sri Lanka, Nepal and South Africa, as well as European Union Delegation to China were invited to attend the program.

<http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201606/t20160614_54168.htm>

 

Sponsors Renew Early for NamesCon: Highlights From Confirmed Participants

We are seven months away from NamesCon 2017, and already our list of sponsors is the largest it’s ever been at this point in the year.

<http://namescon.com/sponsors-renew-early/>

 

Video: Take a look inside a Chinese domain name conference

By all accounts, it sounds like this month’s Global Domain Summit in Hangzhou was a big success. More than 1,000 people attended.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/video-chinese-domain-conference/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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The Challenges of Selling Domains - Part 2

In a previous article I discussed the topic of what a domain is actually worth and suggested that the great majority are actually worthless. So the questions that needs to be asked is why and how can we price domains effectively to maximise their sale potential.

<http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/why-most-domain-investors-are-in-trouble-part-2-1>

 

12,000 New .CLUB Premium Names Available TODAY!

At 10:00 am EST today, June 16, 2016, approximately 12,000 registry reserved .CLUB premium names will be released into the registrar channel via EPP, including some names that have never been offered by the registrar channel before.

<http://nic.club/12000-new-club-premium-names-available-today/>

 

Blockbuster .Com Deal and Year's Biggest ccTLD Transaction Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

On Tuesday (May 31) I told you about the Castello Brothers big sale of Rate.com for $725,000 in a deal brokered by Kate Buckley. Since we don't see a lot of sales reported at that level I expected it would top this week's sales chart and now that all the data is in hand that was indeed the case. In addition to leading our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart Rate.com ranks as the 4th biggest sale reported so far in 2016.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160608.htm>

 

Efty now lets you create your own BrandBucket

Domain name sales platform Efty has released a couple of new themes that let domainers create their own domain store, including a BrandBucket-style theme where you can showcase domain logos.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/efy-lets-create-brandbucket/>

 

Identity Fraud And Domain Names

Illustration of an Identity Thief Hiding Behind a ComputerIn recent times, I’ve written about the scammers that are using legitimate company details of others to purchase expiring domains on the expired auction platform at Netfleet.

<http://www.domainer.com.au/identity-fraud-and-domain-names/>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Australian broadband speeds set to lag world by 2020

Australian web traffic will grow at a rate of 21 per cent a year for the next five years, according to Cisco’s latest annual Virtual Networking Index.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601960/australian-broadband-speeds-set-lag-world-by-2020/>

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What They&rsquo;re Saying: Reaction to NTIA&rsquo;s Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2016/what-they-re-saying-reaction-ntia-s-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2016/what-they-re-saying-reaction-ntia-s-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Transition Proposal from ICANN Fulfils NTIA Requirements<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2016/news/transition-proposal-from-icann-fulfils-ntia-requirements.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2016/news/transition-proposal-from-icann-fulfils-ntia-requirements.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>se: Pirate Bay Domain Dispute Appealed to Supreme Court<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domain-dispute-appealed-to-supreme-court-160618/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domain-dispute-appealed-to-supreme-court-160618/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Web addresses promoting sex crimes against children must be stopped<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/internet-web-addresses-promoting-sex-crimes-against-children-must-be-stopped"><span>http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/internet-web-addresses-promoting-sex-crimes-against-children-must-be-stopped</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What They&rsquo;re Saying: Reaction to NTIA&rsquo;s Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A week ago, NTIA announced that the proposal developed by the Internet multistakeholder community to transition the U.S. Government&rsquo;s stewardship role for the IANA functions met the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2016/what-they-re-saying-reaction-ntia-s-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2016/what-they-re-saying-reaction-ntia-s-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Transition Proposal from ICANN Fulfils NTIA Requirements<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 9 June 2016, the NTIA of the US Department of Commerce took a public position on the IANA Stewardship Transition proposal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2016/news/transition-proposal-from-icann-fulfils-ntia-requirements.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2016/news/transition-proposal-from-icann-fulfils-ntia-requirements.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal passes NTIA criteria<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The IANA Stewardship Transition passes a milestone with the NTIA affirming that the community&rsquo;s proposal meets its criteria.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/13/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-passes-ntia-criteria/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/13/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-passes-ntia-criteria/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IEEE Takes a Lead Role at World Summit on the Information Society Forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IEEE raised its visibility at this year&rsquo;s annual WSIS Forum, held from 2 to 6 May in Geneva. IEEE was a contributing sponsor through its Internet Initiative.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://theinstitute.ieee.org/ieee-roundup/opinions/ieee-roundup/ieee-takes-a-lead-role-at-world-summit-on-the-information-society-forum"><span>http://theinstitute.ieee.org/ieee-roundup/opinions/ieee-roundup/ieee-takes-a-lead-role-at-world-summit-on-the-information-society-forum</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EuroDIG 2016 in Brussels &ndash; Balancing politics, policy and tech<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 9-10 June 2016, the annual Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) was held in Brussels, Belgium. EuroDIG is &ldquo;an open platform for informal and inclusive discussions on public policy issues related to Internet Governance&rdquo;. This year&rsquo;s edition was hosted by EURid, the registry for .eu.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/news/eurodig-2016-in-brussels-balancing-politics-policy-and-tech.html"><span>https://centr.org/news/news/eurodig-2016-in-brussels-balancing-politics-policy-and-tech.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Reflections on Internet Governance and Regulation with Special Consideration of the ICANN by Lu&iacute;s de Lima Pinheiro [Cyberlaw by CIJIC]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Abstract: This article is focused on very general issues of Internet governance and regulation and on the potentialities of the adopted general conceptions with respect to the ICANN evolution. It advocates for an autonomous governance of the Internet, based upon a model of multistakeholder and globalized organizations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2796402"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2796402</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Georgian Script Community Forms Generation Panel for Developing the Root Zone Label Generation Rules</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN is pleased to announce the formation of the Generation Panel to develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules for the Georgian script.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-17-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Three Years into ICANN's Middle East Strategy by Baher Esmat,VP, Stakeholder Engagement - Middle East<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Over three years ago, ICANN stakeholders in the Middle East came together to develop a regional engagement strategy for 2013&ndash;2016. The strategy affirmed the need to foster:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/three-years-into-icann-s-middle-east-strategy"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/three-years-into-icann-s-middle-east-strategy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN looks to introduce new domains, create multilingual internet in India</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN is the address book of the internet. It is working on what it calls the "largest expansion" of DNS in the world, along with the implementation of Internationalised Domain Names, for local language support.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.digit.in/internet/icann-to-introduce-new-domain-names-create-multilingual-internet-in-india-30685.html"><span>http://www.digit.in/internet/icann-to-introduce-new-domain-names-create-multilingual-internet-in-india-30685.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS Belgium launches tool to test EPP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS Belgium launches a tool you can use to send EPP commands to an EPP server. EPP is a protocol for registering and managing domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/dns-belgium-launches-tool-test-epp"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/dns-belgium-launches-tool-test-epp</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Accredits DENIC as Third Party Provider of Registrar Data Escrow<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With Data Escrow, DENIC will soon provide a new service to the DENIC registrars. The Cooperative has successfully passed all the applicable reviews by ICANN and has now been accredited as Third Party Provider for Registrar Data Escrow, in short TPP RDE.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/icann-accredits-denic-as-third-party-provider-of-registrar-data-escrow-tpp-rde/"><span>https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/icann-accredits-denic-as-third-party-provider-of-registrar-data-escrow-tpp-rde/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/19/icann-accredits-denic-third-party-provider-escrow/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/19/icann-accredits-denic-third-party-provider-escrow/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dominican Republic to celebrate 25 years of .do<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Dominican Republic will be marking the 25th anniversary of its .do TLD from August 22-25, as part of a four-day event called Internet Week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/technology/2016/6/18/59678/Dominican-Republic-to-celebrate-25-years-of-do"><span>http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/technology/2016/6/18/59678/Dominican-Republic-to-celebrate-25-years-of-do</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EURid partners with Naturefund and EuroNatur to protect the Osogovo Mountain chain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EURid is pleased to announce that it will be joining Naturefund and EuroNatur in their pursuit to protect nature and wildlife in Bulgaria.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://eurid.eu/en/news/eurid-partners-with-naturefund-and-euronatur-to-protect-the-osogovo-mountain-chain/"><span>https://eurid.eu/en/news/eurid-partners-with-naturefund-and-euronatur-to-protect-the-osogovo-mountain-chain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/19/eurid-naturefund-euronatur-protect-osogovo/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/19/eurid-naturefund-euronatur-protect-osogovo/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>FICORA issued a regulation on fi- and ax-domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>FICORA has issued a regulation on domain names that end with fi or ax and the registration of such names. The regulation enters into force on 5 September 2016 as fi- and ax-domain names switch to the new international registry-registrar model.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://domain.fi/info/en/index/tietoa/ajankohtaista/2016/P_9.html"><span>https://domain.fi/info/en/index/tietoa/ajankohtaista/2016/P_9.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>1 in 6 Irish SMEs still have no website, social media account or any online presence<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We are delighted to publish our second dot ie Digital Health Index today. In April 2016 we worked with Ignite Research to measure the health of 500 Irish SMEs&rsquo; digital presence by analysing the number of digital assets (like websites, apps and social media accounts) owned by them, and their perceived quality.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iedr.ie/1-6-irish-smes-still-no-website-social-media-account-online-presence/"><span>https://www.iedr.ie/1-6-irish-smes-still-no-website-social-media-account-online-presence/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nl: Warning: fake invoices from Domeinregistratie Nederland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We are currently getting reports about people receiving fake invoices from an organisation calling itself Domeinregistratie Nederland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/waarschuwing-voor-nepfacturen-domeinregistratie-nederland"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/waarschuwing-voor-nepfacturen-domeinregistratie-nederland</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNSSEC is Enabled in Saudi Arabia&rsquo;s Arabic TLD (.</span><span lang="AR-SA" dir="RTL">&#1575;&#1604;&#1587;&#1593;&#1608;&#1583;&#1610;&#1577;</span><span dir="LTR"></span><span><span dir="LTR"></span>)</span><span lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">As part of SaudiNIC&rsquo;s activities for enhancing and protecting the national domain name space (.sa and .</span><span lang="AR-SA" dir="RTL">&#1575;&#1604;&#1587;&#1593;&#1608;&#1583;&#1610;&#1577;</span><span dir="LTR"></span><span><span dir="LTR"></span>), </span><span lang="EN-US">SaudiNIC, on Tuesday 14 Jun 2016, activated DNSSEC for Saudi domain names under the IDN ccTLD (.</span><span lang="AR-SA" dir="RTL">&#1575;&#1604;&#1587;&#1593;&#1608;&#1583;&#1610;&#1577;</span><span dir="LTR"></span><span><span dir="LTR"></span>). </span><span lang="EN-US">By this Saudi Arabia became the first gulf country that enabled DNSSEC in its domain names space.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="http://www.nic.sa/en/view/news_158"><span>http://www.nic.sa/en/view/news_158</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.STORE Makes $1+ Million Until Day 1 (t-shirts.store $25k, stars.store $10k)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Radix announced that their new gTLD .STORE made more than $1 million before close of general availability day 1, earlier this week. This figure includes revenue earned from premium names, sunrise and regural registration fees.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://onlinedomain.com/2016/06/17/domain-name-news/store-makes-1-million-day-1/"><span>http://onlinedomain.com/2016/06/17/domain-name-news/store-makes-1-million-day-1/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>uk: Nominet launches free IoT solution to help those with sensory and cognitive impairments</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet, best-known for managing the .UK internet infrastructure, today announces the availability of free code and instructions for building smart IoT buttons, called &lsquo;Pips&rsquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-launches-free-iot-solution-help-sensory-cognitive-impairments/"><span>http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-launches-free-iot-solution-help-sensory-cognitive-impairments/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.sucks terminates Com Laude as &ldquo;gag order&rdquo; row escalates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Vox Populi, the .sucks gTLD registry, has terminated the accreditation of brand protection registrar Com Laude as part of an ongoing dispute between the two companies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20602-sucks-terminates-com-laude-as-gag-order-row-escalates"><span>http://domainincite.com/20602-sucks-terminates-com-laude-as-gag-order-row-escalates</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Verisign loses .art contract to CentralNic<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CentralNic has been awarded the back-end contract for the forthcoming .art gTLD, usurping Verisign from the role.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20597-verisign-loses-art-contract-to-centralnic"><span>http://domainincite.com/20597-verisign-loses-art-contract-to-centralnic</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CentralNic grabs another client from Verisign<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CentralNic Group plc announced today that it will be the backend registry services provider for the .art TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/17/centralnic-grabs-another-client-verisign/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/17/centralnic-grabs-another-client-verisign/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Weekly Launch Guide June 20, 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A summary of upcoming TLD launches is included below.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/weekly-launch-guide-june-2016-copy/"><span>https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/weekly-launch-guide-june-2016-copy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The scramble for .africa: Lawyers in California are denying Africans their own domain</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>THE ruler-straight lines and strange squiggles of Africa&rsquo;s borders are a reminder of how the continent was carved up by European powers around a conference table in Berlin at the end of the 19th century&mdash;with scant regard for the wishes of its inhabitants. (Several squiggles represent the shifting of a port or mountain into a different country.) Now a virtual version of this scramble for Africa is taking place in a court in California, over ownership of the continent&rsquo;s internet address, or technically its gTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21700661-lawyers-california-are-denying-africans-their-own-domain-scramble"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21700661-lawyers-california-are-denying-africans-their-own-domain-scramble</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Contract breach cited as TLD Registry switches from Afilias to Chinese government back-end<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The break between TLD Registry and former back-end provider Afilias may be even less amicable than first thought.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20588-contract-breach-cited-as-tld-registry-switches-from-afilias-to-chinese-government-back-end"><span>http://domainincite.com/20588-contract-breach-cited-as-tld-registry-switches-from-afilias-to-chinese-government-back-end</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TLD Registry moves registry services to China<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TLD Registry Ltd is switching its two TLDs&rsquo; back-end services from Afilias to Teleinfo Network Technology Co., Ltd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/tld-registry-moves-registry-services-china/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/tld-registry-moves-registry-services-china/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The June 2016 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released. The topics covered in this report are: A RUeful tale &ndash; unknown cyberattackers steal 20 gigabytes of data from RUAG, Twitter shuts the door on US intelligence services, iPhone stays locked &ndash; Touch ID demands a password after 48 hours &amp; Passwords for e-banking and suchlike? You can soon forget them!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/06/17/the-june-2016-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/"><span>https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/06/17/the-june-2016-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As Russian Hackers Probe, NATO Has No Clear Cyberwar Strategy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the six months since part of Ukraine&rsquo;s power grid came crashing down, turned off by highly sophisticated hackers, cyberspace allies of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia have been leaving their mark here in the Baltics and across the sea in Finland and Sweden.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/17/world/europe/nato-russia-cyberwarfare.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/17/world/europe/nato-russia-cyberwarfare.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>eu: Cyber-Security, Open Data, Interoperability: Towards a truly smart e-administration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This conference will gather representatives from Industry, the European Commission, the European Parliament, Regional authorities, Academia and Civil Society to discuss topics related to cyber-security, open data and interoperability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/cyber-security-open-data-interoperability-towards-truly-smart-e-administration"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/cyber-security-open-data-interoperability-towards-truly-smart-e-administration</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NATO Officially Declares Cyberspace A Domain For War<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NATO has officially declared cyberspace a warfare domain and said cyberattack on any of its allies will be tackled collectively. This was announced at a meeting by NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, reports Infosecurity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/operations/nato-officially-declares-cyberspace-a-domain-for-war/d/d-id/1325956"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/operations/nato-officially-declares-cyberspace-a-domain-for-war/d/d-id/1325956</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>38% of Financial Organizations Unable to Distinguish an Attack from Normal Customer Activity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has uncovered that banks and payment organizations are finding it difficult to manage online financial fraud in today&rsquo;s connected and complex technological landscape.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/business/2016/Thirty-eight-per-cent-of-Financial-Organizations-Unable-to-Distinguish-an-Attack-from-Normal-Customer-Activity"><span>http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/business/2016/Thirty-eight-per-cent-of-Financial-Organizations-Unable-to-Distinguish-an-Attack-from-Normal-Customer-Activity</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>se: Pirate Bay Domain Dispute Appealed to Supreme Court<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Last month the Swedish Court of Appeal ruled that two of the Pirate Bay's oldest domains will be forfeited to the Swedish state. However, Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij is dissatisfied with the result and has now filed a further appeal. Sweden's Supreme Court must now decide whether to take the case.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domain-dispute-appealed-to-supreme-court-160618/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domain-dispute-appealed-to-supreme-court-160618/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Google and GoDaddy Sign Anti-Piracy Pledge<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Google and GoDaddy have promised to do their best to ensure that their advertisements are not promoted on pirate sites. The two prominent tech companies have signed the "anti-piracy pledge" of the Trustworthy Accountability Group, a relatively new group that aims to cut funding to pirate sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/google-and-godaddy-sign-anti-piracy-pledge-160616/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/google-and-godaddy-sign-anti-piracy-pledge-160616/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Crims set up fake companies to hoard and sell IPv4 addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4 addresses are now so valuable that criminals are setting up shell companies so they can apply for addresses, then resell them to users desperate to grow their networks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/16/ipv4_hijacking/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/16/ipv4_hijacking/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Web addresses promoting sex crimes against children must be stopped<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Governments and internet bodies must prevent web addresses being registered which openly refer to child sexual abuse, according to the Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Thorbj&oslash;rn Jagland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/internet-web-addresses-promoting-sex-crimes-against-children-must-be-stopped"><span>http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/internet-web-addresses-promoting-sex-crimes-against-children-must-be-stopped</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How the story of the hidden dot has improved policy making in Europe<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The main reason for CENTR&rsquo;s relocation to Brussels &ndash; over a decade ago &ndash; was to allow the secretariat to engage more in policy discussions. And we have done so ever since. We&rsquo;ve presented in the European Parliament, at the Commission and in countless meetings with stakeholders. Often, however, we experienced that an essential requirement for having a proper debate was missing: there was no common level of basic technical knowledge on how the Internet works and the role of the different actors.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/blog/how-the-story-of-the-hidden-dot-has-improved-policy-making-in-europe.html"><span>https://centr.org/news/blog/how-the-story-of-the-hidden-dot-has-improved-policy-making-in-europe.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>First RIS Remote Route Collector in Africa Now Available for Peering<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The RIPE NCC is pleased to announce that our first Remote Route Collector (RRC) in Africa is now available for peering. The RRC is hosted by NAPAfrica and Workonline Communications at the NAPAfrica Johannesburg Internet Exchange.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/first-remote-route-collector-in-africa-now-available-for-peering"><span>https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/first-remote-route-collector-in-africa-now-available-for-peering</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>An Update on RIPE NCC Activity in the Middle East<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the RIPE NCC&rsquo;s second year of operations from the Dubai office, we continued to put a lot of effort into our engagement strategy on a national level by visiting as many Middle Eastern countries as we could. Our aim was to strengthen our relationship with our members and deepen our understanding of the Middle Eastern Internet community&rsquo;s needs and concerns.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/17/update-ripe-ncc-activity-middle-east/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/17/update-ripe-ncc-activity-middle-east/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 3rd APICB Held in Beijing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On June 13, 2016, the 3rd Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Building Program was held in Beijing at Jingyi Hotel. This program was co-organized by CNNIC, ICANN and APTLD. More than 20 delegates and technology experts of the industry from over ten countries and regions, including Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Sri Lanka, Nepal and South Africa, as well as European Union Delegation to China were invited to attend the program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201606/t20160614_54168.htm"><span>http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201606/t20160614_54168.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sponsors Renew Early for NamesCon: Highlights From Confirmed Participants<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We are seven months away from NamesCon 2017, and already our list of sponsors is the largest it&rsquo;s ever been at this point in the year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://namescon.com/sponsors-renew-early/"><span>http://namescon.com/sponsors-renew-early/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Video: Take a look inside a Chinese domain name conference<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>By all accounts, it sounds like this month&rsquo;s Global Domain Summit in Hangzhou was a big success. More than 1,000 people attended.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/video-chinese-domain-conference/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/video-chinese-domain-conference/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Challenges of Selling Domains - Part 2<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In a previous article I discussed the topic of what a domain is actually worth and suggested that the great majority are actually worthless. So the questions that needs to be asked is why and how can we price domains effectively to maximise their sale potential.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/why-most-domain-investors-are-in-trouble-part-2-1"><span>http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/why-most-domain-investors-are-in-trouble-part-2-1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>12,000 New .CLUB Premium Names Available TODAY!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>At 10:00 am EST today, June 16, 2016, approximately 12,000 registry reserved .CLUB premium names will be released into the registrar channel via EPP, including some names that have never been offered by the registrar channel before.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://nic.club/12000-new-club-premium-names-available-today/"><span>http://nic.club/12000-new-club-premium-names-available-today/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Blockbuster .Com Deal and Year's Biggest ccTLD Transaction Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On Tuesday (May 31) I told you about the Castello Brothers big sale of Rate.com for $725,000 in a deal brokered by Kate Buckley. Since we don't see a lot of sales reported at that level I expected it would top this week's sales chart and now that all the data is in hand that was indeed the case. In addition to leading our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart Rate.com ranks as the 4th biggest sale reported so far in 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160608.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160608.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Efty now lets you create your own BrandBucket<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain name sales platform Efty has released a couple of new themes that let domainers create their own domain store, including a BrandBucket-style theme where you can showcase domain logos.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/efy-lets-create-brandbucket/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/16/efy-lets-create-brandbucket/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Identity Fraud And Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Illustration of an Identity Thief Hiding Behind a ComputerIn recent times, I&rsquo;ve written about the scammers that are using legitimate company details of others to purchase expiring domains on the expired auction platform at Netfleet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainer.com.au/identity-fraud-and-domain-names/"><span>http://www.domainer.com.au/identity-fraud-and-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian broadband speeds set to lag world by 2020<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian web traffic will grow at a rate of 21 per cent a year for the next five years, according to Cisco&rsquo;s latest annual Virtual Networking Index.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601960/australian-broadband-speeds-set-lag-world-by-2020/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601960/australian-broadband-speeds-set-lag-world-by-2020/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
</div></div>
David Goldstein | 14 Jun 04:36 2016

future of the Domain News survey

Hi all,

 

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a survey on the Domain News I provide to the DNS list, and so to the Australian domain name industry, which is paid for by auDA.

 

AuDA is currently reviewing whether to continue its support of the domain news after over 13 years and is seeking views to see if it’s still valued by the community. If there is not enough support, the Domain News will end on 30 June.

 

To complete the survey go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/auDADomainNameNewsSatisfactionSurvey

 

The earlier link I posted was a not completed and authorised version of the survey. So if you completed the survey then could you spend a couple of minutes by completing it again to give auDA your views.

 

Cheers

David

 

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David Goldstein

 

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

web: http://goldsteinreport.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport

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

 

<div><div class="WordSection1">
<p class="MsoNormal">Hi all,<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">A couple of weeks ago I posted about a survey on the Domain News I provide to the DNS list, and so to the Australian domain name industry, which is paid for by auDA.<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">AuDA is currently reviewing whether to continue its support of the domain news after over 13 years and is seeking views to see if it&rsquo;s still valued by the community. If there is not enough support, the Domain News will end on 30 June.<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">To complete the survey go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/auDADomainNameNewsSatisfactionSurvey<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The earlier link I posted was a not completed and authorised version of the survey. So if you completed the survey then could you spend a couple of minutes by completing it again to give auDA your views.<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Cheers<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">David<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
</div></div>
David Goldstein | 13 Jun 06:51 2016

auDA domain news - 13 June

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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The IANA Transition by Vinton G. Cerf

<http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/5/201609-the-iana-transition/fulltext>

 

Another Milestone Towards the IANA Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/another-milestone-towards-the-iana-stewardship-transition>

 

NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization>

 

Battle lines drawn as bill introduced to scupper ICANN’s IANA transition plan

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d9183334-af38-41ed-92e5-c0b6bec1d258>

 

NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization>

 

Australian ccTLD Registry Advertises CEO Job

<http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/australian-cctld-registry-advertises-ceo-job/>

 

How To Choose The Right Domain Name

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/11/choose-right-domain-name/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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US Takes Key Step in Ceding Control of Internet Addresses [AP]

The U.S. government is taking a key step in relinquishing control of the internet's addressing system, fulfilling a promise made in the 1990s.

<http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/06/09/technology/ap-us-tec-internet-control.html>

 

US govt OKs handover of internet's control panel to ICANN

The US government has formally approved a plan to transition control of the internet's administrative tasks to the private sector.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/09/us_government_green_lights_transition_of_internet_to_private_sector/>

 

NTIA, ICANN Tick Another Box On Way To IANA Transition

The United States Commerce Department NTIA announced today it found the proposal developed by the global internet multistakeholder community to fully privatise oversight over the central root zone of the internet DNS satisfactory.

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/09/ntia-icann-tick-another-box-on-way-to-iana-transition/>

 

NTIA gives nod to IANA transition

The US NTIA has formally thrown its weight behind the community-led proposal that would remove the US government, itself in effect, from DNS root oversight.

<http://domainincite.com/20564-ntia-gives-nod-to-iana-transition>

 

The IANA Transition by Vinton G. Cerf

This month I would like to explore the notable proposal sent in March 2016 by the ICANN to the U.S. Department of Commerce, NTIA to end the long-standing contractual relationship between ICANN and NTIA for the conduct of the IANA functions.

<http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/5/201609-the-iana-transition/fulltext>

 

Another Milestone Towards the IANA Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker

On March 14, 2014, 818 days ago, the U.S. NTIA asked ICANN to convene the global Internet community to develop proposals to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions to the multistakeholder community. It also called for enhancements to ICANN’s accountability mechanisms.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/another-milestone-towards-the-iana-stewardship-transition>

 

NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization

The U.S. Commerce Department’s NTIA announced today that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government’s stewardship role for the Internet DNS technical functions, known as the IANA functions.

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization>

 

Important Milestone in IANA Stewardship Transition: NTIA Says Proposal Meets Criteria by Kathy Brown

Today, the global Internet community reached an important milestone. The US Department of Commerce NTIA announced that the community-developed proposal to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions meets the criteria it set out in March 2014.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160609_important_milestone_reached_in_iana_stewardship_transition/>

 

Editorial: To keep the Internet free of governmental control, Washington needs to cut its ties

The Obama administration moved one step closer Thursday to giving up the last vestige of U.S. control over the Internet. It’s not a big step in practical terms, but symbolically it’s a big deal.

<http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-internet-control-20160610-snap-story.html>

 

NTIA Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal

Today the US Department of Commerce NTIA announced that the Internet community’s proposal to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions meets the criteria it set out for the process.

<https://www.ietf.org/blog/2016/06/ntia-assessment-of-the-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal/>

 

Leading Technology Coalitions Support IANA Transition

Today, June 9th 2016, the Internet Association, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) issued the following statement on the NTIA report on the ICANN transition proposals:

<https://www.i2coalition.com/leading-technology-coalitions-support-iana-transition/>

 

ICC meets new ICANN CEO and applauds US Commerce Department approval of IANA transition plan

On the sidelines of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Brussels today, ICC BASIS Director and Senior Policy Executive for Digital Economy Elizabeth Thomas-Raynaud met with ICANN Chief Executive Officer Goran Marby, as he starts his third week of a five-year appointment.

<http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2016/ICC-meets-new-ICANN-CEO-and-applauds-US-Commerce-Department-approval-of-IANA-transition-plan/>

 

Transfer by US of Internet oversight could face new hurdles [IDG]

U.S. plans to transfer the oversight of key technical Internet functions to an international multi-stakeholder model have run into hurdles, with two bills introduced on Wednesday that would require the government to first take the approval of Congress for the transition.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601393/transfer-by-us-internet-oversight-could-face-new-hurdles/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601393/transfer-by-us-internet-oversight-could-face-new-hurdles/>

 

Battle lines drawn as bill introduced to scupper ICANN’s IANA transition plan

While the IANA transition is something that many IP counsel have not been intrinsically involved in, 2016 INTA president Ronald van Tuijl has characterised the development as something “that trademark owners cannot ignore”. For those following closely, it has been a potentially significant week – while the Commerce Department has given ICANN’s proposals a favourable assessment, a bill has been introduced that could halt the handover in its tracks.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d9183334-af38-41ed-92e5-c0b6bec1d258>

 

The Battle Over Obama’s Internet Surrender

It’s make or break for the internet as we know it. Unless Congress acts this summer, the Obama administration will end U.S. protection of the internet, handing authoritarian regimes the power they have long sought to censor the web globally, including in the U.S.

<http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-battle-over-obamas-internet-surrender-1465770111>

 

NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization

The U.S. Commerce Department’s NTIA announced today that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government’s stewardship role for the Internet DNS technical functions, known as the IANA functions.

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization>

 

Fact Sheet on NTIA’s Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal

The U.S. Commerce Department’s NTIA finds that the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA set in March 2014.

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/fact-sheet-ntias-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal>

 

Q and A on IANA Stewardship Transition

WHAT IS THE IANA STEWARDSHIP TRANSITION? The IANA stewardship transition represents the final step in the U.S. government’s long-standing commitment to privatize the Internet’s domain name system. For the last 18 years, the United States has been working with the global Internet multistakeholder community to establish a stable and secure multistakeholder model of Intent governance that ensures that the private sector, not governments, takes the lead in setting the future direction of the Internet’s DNS.

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/q-and-iana-stewardship-transition>

 

IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Assessment Report

<https://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-assessment-report>

 

EuroDIG 2016: Multi-Stakeholder Soul-Searching

Some 800 registered participants gathered for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Brussels today to talk about internet privacy, security and access. Besides the topical issues, the opening sessions speakers came back time and again to the discrepancy of theory and practice of the much-belaboured “multi-stakeholder principle.”

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/09/eurodig-2016-multi-stakeholder-soul-searching/>

 

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ICANN

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Draft Root Zone Evolution Review Committee Charter

Purpose: As part of the IANA stewardship transition implementation planning efforts, ICANN is seeking community input on the Draft Root Zone Evolution Review Committee Charter developed to reflect the recommendations contained in the proposals by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group provided to the ICANN Board and transmitted to NTIA on 10 March 2016.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-rzerc-charter-2016-06-10-en>

 

Call for Expressions of Interest for 2017 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

ICANN EXTENDS TIME TO SUBMIT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST THROUGH 30 JUNE 2016.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-10-en>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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Australian ccTLD Registry Advertises CEO Job

Back in March of this year auDA announced that they weren’t renewing their then CEO’s contract. So after over 15 years in the role Chris Disspain was leaving the organisation. Obviously his position could not be left vacant indefinitely, so it’s little surprise that they recently published a job advertisement.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/australian-cctld-registry-advertises-ceo-job/>

 

.Club to release more names through registrars

.Club is getting ready to release more premium names through the registrar channel, making it easier for customers to register the domain names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/09/club-release-names-registrars/>

 

New Zealand’s ccTLD Proposes Flawed Whois Policy Change

In common with several other ccTLDs, the .nz ccTLD is split into two bodies. While the registry operator is NZRS, the policies are managed by a different entity The Domain Name Commission.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/new-zealands-cctld-proposes-flawed-whois-policy-change/>

 

gTLD .TATAR: cultural-linguistic or geographical domain?

The second RIF.Innopolis Russian Internet Forum opened in the Republic of Tatarstan on June 9. This large annual forum on the development of the Internet industry and technology is focused on building the new digital economy.

<https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=10218>

 

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NEW TLDS

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The 5 key Benefits of a Branded TLD- According to the Brands Themselves by Guillaume Pahud

In early 2012, in order to promote Choice, Competition and Innovation, ICANN opened its doors to allow organizations to apply for new TLD. In spite of a complex and costly application process, ICANN received a very large number of applications: In total, 1,930 applications were received, of which 675 were brands applying for a closed new gTLD, a dot brand.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160609_5_key_benefits_of_branded_tlds_according_brands/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Cisco’s Visual Networking Index and the DDoS Challenge

Many of you are probably already familiar with Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) initiative. If you are not familiar with the VNI, it is a great resource and highly recommended. Recently, Arbor Networks was invited to collaborate on their latest white paper, The Zettabyte Era: Trends and Analysis.

<https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/ciscos-visual-networking-index-and-the-ddos-challenge/>

 

IETF Proposal Details Using Cookies as Anti-DDoS Protection in DNS Protocol

A proposal submitted to the IETF details DNS Cookies, an extra security layer to the DNS protocol.

<http://news.softpedia.com/news/ietf-proposal-details-using-cookies-as-anti-ddos-protection-in-dns-protocol-505109.shtml>

 

A Russian Cybersleuth Battles the ‘Dark Ages’ of the Internet

A sense of menace stirs right off the elevator on the fifth floor of Kaspersky Lab’s Moscow headquarters, where a small television screen displays cyberthreats occurring in real time around the world — a blinking, spinning, color-coded globe brimming with suspicious emails, malware and evil botnets that could be infecting a computer near you.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/world/europe/kaspersky-lab-russia-cybercrime-internet.html>

 

High-Tech Bridge releases web security trends of the first half of 2016

For Infosecurity Europe 2016, High-Tech Bridge has released a comprehensive overview of trends across all major fields of web security. The trends include all types of security and privacy issues, from web application vulnerabilities to HTTPS traffic encryption and PCI DSS compliance.

<https://www.htbridge.com/news/web-security-trends-of-the-first-half-of-2016.html>

 

Giving Up on Cybersecurity by Kristen Eichensehr [UCLA L. Rev. Disc.]

Abstract: Recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase in digital information and connected devices, but constant revelations about hacks make painfully clear that security has not kept pace. Societies today network first, and ask questions later.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2790630>

 

Singapore PM says "sophisticated" cyber attacks prompt internet shutdown on government computers

Singapore is to cut off internet access for government employees' work computers to protect government data after some "very sophisticated" cyber attacks, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was quoted as saying on Thursday.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-internet-idUKKCN0YV1V6>

<http://in.reuters.com/article/singapore-internet-idINKCN0YV1X2>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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RIAA Demands Takedown Of ThePirateBay.org, EasyDNS Refuses

Following the The Pirate Bay's return to its original .org domain, the RIAA has demanded that the popular search engine be once again taken down, a request complicated by the fact that there doesn't seem to be much legal precedent to do so.

<http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2016/06/riaa-demands-takedown-of-thepiratebayorg-but-easydns-refuses-over-lack-of-due-process-draft.html>

 

Industrial control systems vendors get careless about domain squatting [IDG]

Many companies protect their brands by registering domain names that are slight variations on their own, but manufacturers of industrial control systems don't seem to have followed suit, potentially leaving customers open to attack. Researchers from security consultancy Digital Bond have found 433 so-called "squat" domains whose names are similar to those of 11 industrial manufacturers, and which have been registered by unknown third parties. Some of the domains have been hosting scams, malicious redirects and malware.

<http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/601515/industrial-control-systems-vendors-get-careless-about-domain-squatting/>

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/3082563/industrial-control-systems-vendors-get-careless-about-domain-squatting.html>

 

Best practices for fighting counterfeiters online

Counterfeiting is a growing, global problem that affects all industries — from electronics and technology, to luxury fashion goods and low margin consumer goods. The scale of the problem is apparent in both the demand for such goods and the volumes in which they are being produced. China, for example, is the source of approximately $1.2 billion of the $1.7 billion in counterfeit goods confiscated by U.S. law enforcement agencies in 2013.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/best-practices-fighting-counterfeiters-online/>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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Rocket Internet CEO pledges growth and profits

Rocket Internet sought to reassure shareholders on Thursday that the German ecommerce investor is still on track after its shares were battered by concerns about the mounting losses and sinking valuations of its start-ups.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/rocket-internet-agm-idINKCN0YV0VF>

 

Namecheap Introduces 100 Percent Uptime Service

Most of us know what the Internet and a website are, but delve a little deeper into the technical aspects of the technology and it becomes the realm of experts. That is where domain name registrars and hosting companies come in to simplify some of the different aspects of getting a website.

<http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/06/premium-dns-namecheap.html>

 

60 day domain transfer locks might be coming to more registrars

One of the most common complaints I hear about GoDaddy is its 60-day transfer lock. If you change certain contact information associated with your domain name, the company will lock the domain from transfer to another registrar for 60 days.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/09/60-day-domain-transfer-locks-might-coming-registrars/>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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IPv4 Recovered Pool waiting list now activated

In May 2014, APNIC received a /11 of IPv4 address space from IANA following the commencement of the IANA Recovered Pool Policy. Since then, several more (smaller) distributions from IANA to APNIC have occurred under the policy, and the addresses have gone into APNIC’s IPv4 Recovered Pool.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/09/ipv4-recovered-pool-waiting-list-now-activated/>

 

Let’s talk about IPv6 DNS64 & DNSSEC

While some people still cannot see any reason to deploy IPv6 – ignoring IPv6 adoption of 10% – others have gone as far as deploying IPv6-only networks, removing all dependencies on IPv4 address space in their networks. How can they do this? How can IPv6-only hosts access IPv4-only parts of the Internet?

<http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/09/lets-talk-ipv6-dns64-dnssec/>

 

IPv6 and Adventures in Podcastland

6 June 2016 marked the fourth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, and looking back we have made pretty significant progress since then, with Google reporting that the percentage of users that access Google over IPv6 is now up to 12%. To commemorate the occasion, Dan York, of the Internet Society, invited me to join him on the For Immediate Release Podcast where he was serving as guest host. This provided an excellent opportunity to talk a little bit about why communications professionals should care about IPv6 and to direct anyone interested in learning more to our Get6 campaign.

<http://teamarin.net/2016/06/09/ipv6-and-adventures-in-podcastland/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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How To Choose The Right Domain Name

In the last three years, almost 1,000 gTLDs have become available for registration. This exponential increase from the previous 22 options like .com, .net, and .org. has created a historic change in the way people navigate the web.

<http://www.wired.com/brandlab/2016/06/how-to-choose-the-right-domain-name/>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/11/choose-right-domain-name/>

 

How Content, SEO and Social Media Make Your Life Easier

Blam! A lot of conversations these days go something like this: “Let’s focus on content marketing. Amazingly high-value and high-quality content is clearly what’s Google’s looking for (all those online articles I read say so), so why sweat traditional SEO and social media as much as we used to?”

<http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/06/08/make-your-life-easier/>

 

Is Domain Name Classification a Property Right or a Contractual Right? The Circuit Split and a Clear Path Forward by Nicholas Foss Barbantonis [Wake Forest Law Review Common Law]

Abstract: This article breaks new ground in applying classical trademark and property law to cutting-edge questions in cyberlaw. It offers a theoretical approach to determine whether re-registration of domain names constitute “registration” under the Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act (ACPA). The article is based on the Eleventh Circuit’s recent decision in Jysk Bed’N Linen Inc. v. Dutta-Roy, which rejects the Ninth Circuit's decision in GoPets v. Hise. The Eleventh Circuit held that re-registration of domain names indeed constitute registration under the ACPA.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2792652>

 

Long-Term IETF Evolution

In the midst of a day’s discussion about particular issue that troubles us with technology or something else, it can be difficult to focus on topics that have a longer timescale. As you probably remember, I had asked a design team to write a draft about various trends around us that affect the IETF.

<https://www.ietf.org/blog/2016/06/long-term-ietf-evolution/>

 

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Building Program to Open

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Building Program co-organized by CNNIC, ICANN and APTLD will be held in Beijing from June 13 to 17, 2016.

<http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201606/t20160608_54118.htm>

 

Centralnic Win BRS Media Contract

BRS Media announced to registrars earlier this week that they had chosen Centralnic to run registry backend services for their extensions. BRS Media run the .fm domain name registry, as well as offering a form of proxy registrar for .am.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/10/centralnic-win-brs-media-contract/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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MILLION-DOLLAR URLS: The most expensive domain names of all time

We scoured domain name resource DN Journal and put together a list of documented million-dollar, domain-only ".com" sales. Some have been squatted on for 20 years and have only recently traded hands. Unsurprisingly, sex- and gambling-related domains are some of the biggest money makers.

<http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technology/million-dollar-urls-the-most-expensive-domain-names-of-all-time/ar-BBspYA9>

 

Three of Week's Top Five Sales Are 3-Letter .Coms - ccTLDs Claim 8 Chart Entries

The perennial popularity of 3-letter .coms continues unabated. While the top spot on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to Acure.com at $65,000, three of the next four spots went to 3-letter .coms.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160601.htm>

 

Ganja.club and Opera.club Lead May .CLUB Premium Name Sales, New Premium Names Released To Registrar Channel And An Auction on West.CN In China

May .CLUB premium name sales were led by 6 direct sales made by the Registry out of a total of 38 names sold for the month. There were no auctions during the month of May.

<http://nic.club/ganja-club-and-opera-club-lead-may-club-premium-name-sales-new-premium-names-released-to-registrar-channel-and-an-auction-on-west-cn-in-china/>

 

How Much Are Your Domains Really Worth? Part 1

Over the last few years there has been a rush of capital into the domain industry from two major sources, Chinese investors and speculators. I have written quite a lot on the Chinese investors but have largely ignored the speculators.

<http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/how-much-are-your-domains-really-worth-part-1>

 

How Will a Chinese Economic Hard Landing Impact Domain Investors?

I’ve taken a great deal of interest in the Chinese economy of late and I’ve written a number of articles that outline how everything is not so good in the dragon nation. Debt continues to skyrocket, GDP is levelling off and there appears to be stockpiles of commodities that are unused. So how is this all going to impact domain investors?

<http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/how-will-a-chinese-economic-hard-landing-impact-domain-investors>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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au: Election 2016: Labor's NBN policy promises 2 million upgraded connections, embraces 'Operation Clusterf***' cable option

The Coalition and the Federal Opposition have traded blows over the National Broadband Network after Labor outlined how it would overhaul the rollout plans if elected next month.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-13/labor's-nbn-policy-promises-extra-connections/7504002>

 

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David Goldstein

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The IANA Transition by Vinton G. Cerf</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/5/201609-the-iana-transition/fulltext"><span>http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/5/201609-the-iana-transition/fulltext</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Another Milestone Towards the IANA Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/another-milestone-towards-the-iana-stewardship-transition"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/another-milestone-towards-the-iana-stewardship-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Battle lines drawn as bill introduced to scupper ICANN&rsquo;s IANA transition plan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d9183334-af38-41ed-92e5-c0b6bec1d258"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d9183334-af38-41ed-92e5-c0b6bec1d258</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian ccTLD Registry Advertises CEO Job<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/australian-cctld-registry-advertises-ceo-job/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/australian-cctld-registry-advertises-ceo-job/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How To Choose The Right Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/11/choose-right-domain-name/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/11/choose-right-domain-name/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>US Takes Key Step in Ceding Control of Internet Addresses [AP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. government is taking a key step in relinquishing control of the internet's addressing system, fulfilling a promise made in the 1990s.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/06/09/technology/ap-us-tec-internet-control.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/06/09/technology/ap-us-tec-internet-control.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>US govt OKs handover of internet's control panel to ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The US government has formally approved a plan to transition control of the internet's administrative tasks to the private sector.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/09/us_government_green_lights_transition_of_internet_to_private_sector/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/09/us_government_green_lights_transition_of_internet_to_private_sector/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA, ICANN Tick Another Box On Way To IANA Transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The United States Commerce Department NTIA announced today it found the proposal developed by the global internet multistakeholder community to fully privatise oversight over the central root zone of the internet DNS satisfactory.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/09/ntia-icann-tick-another-box-on-way-to-iana-transition/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/09/ntia-icann-tick-another-box-on-way-to-iana-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA gives nod to IANA transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The US NTIA has formally thrown its weight behind the community-led proposal that would remove the US government, itself in effect, from DNS root oversight.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20564-ntia-gives-nod-to-iana-transition"><span>http://domainincite.com/20564-ntia-gives-nod-to-iana-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The IANA Transition by Vinton G. Cerf</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This month I would like to explore the notable proposal sent in March 2016 by the ICANN to the U.S. Department of Commerce, NTIA to end the long-standing contractual relationship between ICANN and NTIA for the conduct of the IANA functions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/5/201609-the-iana-transition/fulltext"><span>http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/5/201609-the-iana-transition/fulltext</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Another Milestone Towards the IANA Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On March 14, 2014, 818 days ago, the U.S. NTIA asked ICANN to convene the global Internet community to develop proposals to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions to the multistakeholder community. It also called for enhancements to ICANN&rsquo;s accountability mechanisms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/another-milestone-towards-the-iana-stewardship-transition"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/another-milestone-towards-the-iana-stewardship-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. Commerce Department&rsquo;s NTIA announced today that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government&rsquo;s stewardship role for the Internet DNS technical functions, known as the IANA functions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Important Milestone in IANA Stewardship Transition: NTIA Says Proposal Meets Criteria by Kathy Brown<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, the global Internet community reached an important milestone. The US Department of Commerce NTIA announced that the community-developed proposal to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions meets the criteria it set out in March 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160609_important_milestone_reached_in_iana_stewardship_transition/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160609_important_milestone_reached_in_iana_stewardship_transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Editorial: To keep the Internet free of governmental control, Washington needs to cut its ties<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Obama administration moved one step closer Thursday to giving up the last vestige of U.S. control over the Internet. It&rsquo;s not a big step in practical terms, but symbolically it&rsquo;s a big deal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-internet-control-20160610-snap-story.html"><span>http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-internet-control-20160610-snap-story.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today the US Department of Commerce NTIA announced that the Internet community&rsquo;s proposal to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions meets the criteria it set out for the process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ietf.org/blog/2016/06/ntia-assessment-of-the-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal/"><span>https://www.ietf.org/blog/2016/06/ntia-assessment-of-the-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Leading Technology Coalitions Support IANA Transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, June 9th 2016, the Internet Association, Computer &amp; Communications Industry Association (CCIA), and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) issued the following statement on the NTIA report on the ICANN transition proposals:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.i2coalition.com/leading-technology-coalitions-support-iana-transition/"><span>https://www.i2coalition.com/leading-technology-coalitions-support-iana-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICC meets new ICANN CEO and applauds US Commerce Department approval of IANA transition plan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On the sidelines of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Brussels today, ICC BASIS Director and Senior Policy Executive for Digital Economy Elizabeth Thomas-Raynaud met with ICANN Chief Executive Officer Goran Marby, as he starts his third week of a five-year appointment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2016/ICC-meets-new-ICANN-CEO-and-applauds-US-Commerce-Department-approval-of-IANA-transition-plan/"><span>http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2016/ICC-meets-new-ICANN-CEO-and-applauds-US-Commerce-Department-approval-of-IANA-transition-plan/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Transfer by US of Internet oversight could face new hurdles [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>U.S. plans to transfer the oversight of key technical Internet functions to an international multi-stakeholder model have run into hurdles, with two bills introduced on Wednesday that would require the government to first take the approval of Congress for the transition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601393/transfer-by-us-internet-oversight-could-face-new-hurdles/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601393/transfer-by-us-internet-oversight-could-face-new-hurdles/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601393/transfer-by-us-internet-oversight-could-face-new-hurdles/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601393/transfer-by-us-internet-oversight-could-face-new-hurdles/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Battle lines drawn as bill introduced to scupper ICANN&rsquo;s IANA transition plan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>While the IANA transition is something that many IP counsel have not been intrinsically involved in, 2016 INTA president Ronald van Tuijl has characterised the development as something &ldquo;that trademark owners cannot ignore&rdquo;. For those following closely, it has been a potentially significant week &ndash; while the Commerce Department has given ICANN&rsquo;s proposals a favourable assessment, a bill has been introduced that could halt the handover in its tracks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d9183334-af38-41ed-92e5-c0b6bec1d258"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d9183334-af38-41ed-92e5-c0b6bec1d258</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Battle Over Obama&rsquo;s Internet Surrender<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It&rsquo;s make or break for the internet as we know it. Unless Congress acts this summer, the Obama administration will end U.S. protection of the internet, handing authoritarian regimes the power they have long sought to censor the web globally, including in the U.S.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-battle-over-obamas-internet-surrender-1465770111"><span>http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-battle-over-obamas-internet-surrender-1465770111</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Finds IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Meets Criteria to Complete Privatization<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. Commerce Department&rsquo;s NTIA announced today that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government&rsquo;s stewardship role for the Internet DNS technical functions, known as the IANA functions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-meets-criteria-complete-privatization</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Fact Sheet on NTIA&rsquo;s Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.S. Commerce Department&rsquo;s NTIA finds that the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA set in March 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/fact-sheet-ntias-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/fact-sheet-ntias-assessment-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Q and A on IANA Stewardship Transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>WHAT IS THE IANA STEWARDSHIP TRANSITION? The IANA stewardship transition represents the final step in the U.S. government&rsquo;s long-standing commitment to privatize the Internet&rsquo;s domain name system. For the last 18 years, the United States has been working with the global Internet multistakeholder community to establish a stable and secure multistakeholder model of Intent governance that ensures that the private sector, not governments, takes the lead in setting the future direction of the Internet&rsquo;s DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/q-and-iana-stewardship-transition"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/q-and-iana-stewardship-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Assessment Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-assessment-report"><span>https://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2016/iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-assessment-report</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EuroDIG 2016: Multi-Stakeholder Soul-Searching<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Some 800 registered participants gathered for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Brussels today to talk about internet privacy, security and access. Besides the topical issues, the opening sessions speakers came back time and again to the discrepancy of theory and practice of the much-belaboured &ldquo;multi-stakeholder principle.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/09/eurodig-2016-multi-stakeholder-soul-searching/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/09/eurodig-2016-multi-stakeholder-soul-searching/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Draft Root Zone Evolution Review Committee Charter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Purpose: As part of the IANA stewardship transition implementation planning efforts, ICANN is seeking community input on the Draft Root Zone Evolution Review Committee Charter developed to reflect the recommendations contained in the proposals by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group provided to the ICANN Board and transmitted to NTIA on 10 March 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-rzerc-charter-2016-06-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-rzerc-charter-2016-06-10-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Call for Expressions of Interest for 2017 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN EXTENDS TIME TO SUBMIT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST THROUGH 30 JUNE 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-10-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian ccTLD Registry Advertises CEO Job<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Back in March of this year auDA announced that they weren&rsquo;t renewing their then CEO&rsquo;s contract. So after over 15 years in the role Chris Disspain was leaving the organisation. Obviously his position could not be left vacant indefinitely, so it&rsquo;s little surprise that they recently published a job advertisement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/australian-cctld-registry-advertises-ceo-job/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/australian-cctld-registry-advertises-ceo-job/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Club to release more names through registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Club is getting ready to release more premium names through the registrar channel, making it easier for customers to register the domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/09/club-release-names-registrars/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/09/club-release-names-registrars/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New Zealand&rsquo;s ccTLD Proposes Flawed Whois Policy Change<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In common with several other ccTLDs, the .nz ccTLD is split into two bodies. While the registry operator is NZRS, the policies are managed by a different entity The Domain Name Commission.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/new-zealands-cctld-proposes-flawed-whois-policy-change/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/05/new-zealands-cctld-proposes-flawed-whois-policy-change/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>gTLD .TATAR: cultural-linguistic or geographical domain?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The second RIF.Innopolis Russian Internet Forum opened in the Republic of Tatarstan on June 9. This large annual forum on the development of the Internet industry and technology is focused on building the new digital economy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=10218"><span>https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=10218</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 5 key Benefits of a Branded TLD- According to the Brands Themselves by Guillaume Pahud<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In early 2012, in order to promote Choice, Competition and Innovation, ICANN opened its doors to allow organizations to apply for new TLD. In spite of a complex and costly application process, ICANN received a very large number of applications: In total, 1,930 applications were received, of which 675 were brands applying for a closed new gTLD, a dot brand.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160609_5_key_benefits_of_branded_tlds_according_brands/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160609_5_key_benefits_of_branded_tlds_according_brands/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cisco&rsquo;s Visual Networking Index and the DDoS Challenge<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Many of you are probably already familiar with Cisco&rsquo;s Visual Networking Index (VNI) initiative. If you are not familiar with the VNI, it is a great resource and highly recommended. Recently, Arbor Networks was invited to collaborate on their latest white paper, The Zettabyte Era: Trends and Analysis.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/ciscos-visual-networking-index-and-the-ddos-challenge/"><span>https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/ciscos-visual-networking-index-and-the-ddos-challenge/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IETF Proposal Details Using Cookies as Anti-DDoS Protection in DNS Protocol<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A proposal submitted to the IETF details DNS Cookies, an extra security layer to the DNS protocol.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.softpedia.com/news/ietf-proposal-details-using-cookies-as-anti-ddos-protection-in-dns-protocol-505109.shtml"><span>http://news.softpedia.com/news/ietf-proposal-details-using-cookies-as-anti-ddos-protection-in-dns-protocol-505109.shtml</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A Russian Cybersleuth Battles the &lsquo;Dark Ages&rsquo; of the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A sense of menace stirs right off the elevator on the fifth floor of Kaspersky Lab&rsquo;s Moscow headquarters, where a small television screen displays cyberthreats occurring in real time around the world &mdash; a blinking, spinning, color-coded globe brimming with suspicious emails, malware and evil botnets that could be infecting a computer near you.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/world/europe/kaspersky-lab-russia-cybercrime-internet.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/world/europe/kaspersky-lab-russia-cybercrime-internet.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>High-Tech Bridge releases web security trends of the first half of 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>For Infosecurity Europe 2016, High-Tech Bridge has released a comprehensive overview of trends across all major fields of web security. The trends include all types of security and privacy issues, from web application vulnerabilities to HTTPS traffic encryption and PCI DSS compliance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.htbridge.com/news/web-security-trends-of-the-first-half-of-2016.html"><span>https://www.htbridge.com/news/web-security-trends-of-the-first-half-of-2016.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Giving Up on Cybersecurity by Kristen Eichensehr [UCLA L. Rev. Disc.]</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Abstract: Recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase in digital information and connected devices, but constant revelations about hacks make painfully clear that security has not kept pace. Societies today network first, and ask questions later.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2790630"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2790630</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Singapore PM says "sophisticated" cyber attacks prompt internet shutdown on government computers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Singapore is to cut off internet access for government employees' work computers to protect government data after some "very sophisticated" cyber attacks, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was quoted as saying on Thursday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-internet-idUKKCN0YV1V6"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-internet-idUKKCN0YV1V6</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/singapore-internet-idINKCN0YV1X2"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/singapore-internet-idINKCN0YV1X2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>RIAA Demands Takedown Of ThePirateBay.org, EasyDNS Refuses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Following the The Pirate Bay's return to its original .org domain, the RIAA has demanded that the popular search engine be once again taken down, a request complicated by the fact that there doesn't seem to be much legal precedent to do so.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2016/06/riaa-demands-takedown-of-thepiratebayorg-but-easydns-refuses-over-lack-of-due-process-draft.html"><span>http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2016/06/riaa-demands-takedown-of-thepiratebayorg-but-easydns-refuses-over-lack-of-due-process-draft.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Industrial control systems vendors get careless about domain squatting [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Many companies protect their brands by registering domain names that are slight variations on their own, but manufacturers of industrial control systems don't seem to have followed suit, potentially leaving customers open to attack. Researchers from security consultancy Digital Bond have found 433 so-called "squat" domains whose names are similar to those of 11 industrial manufacturers, and which have been registered by unknown third parties. Some of the domains have been hosting scams, malicious redirects and malware.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/601515/industrial-control-systems-vendors-get-careless-about-domain-squatting/"><span>http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/601515/industrial-control-systems-vendors-get-careless-about-domain-squatting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/3082563/industrial-control-systems-vendors-get-careless-about-domain-squatting.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/3082563/industrial-control-systems-vendors-get-careless-about-domain-squatting.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Best practices for fighting counterfeiters online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Counterfeiting is a growing, global problem that affects all industries &mdash; from electronics and technology, to luxury fashion goods and low margin consumer goods. The scale of the problem is apparent in both the demand for such goods and the volumes in which they are being produced. China, for example, is the source of approximately $1.2 billion of the $1.7 billion in counterfeit goods confiscated by U.S. law enforcement agencies in 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/best-practices-fighting-counterfeiters-online/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/best-practices-fighting-counterfeiters-online/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rocket Internet CEO pledges growth and profits<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rocket Internet sought to reassure shareholders on Thursday that the German ecommerce investor is still on track after its shares were battered by concerns about the mounting losses and sinking valuations of its start-ups.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/rocket-internet-agm-idINKCN0YV0VF"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/rocket-internet-agm-idINKCN0YV0VF</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Namecheap Introduces 100 Percent Uptime Service<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Most of us know what the Internet and a website are, but delve a little deeper into the technical aspects of the technology and it becomes the realm of experts. That is where domain name registrars and hosting companies come in to simplify some of the different aspects of getting a website.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/06/premium-dns-namecheap.html"><span>http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/06/premium-dns-namecheap.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>60 day domain transfer locks might be coming to more registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>One of the most common complaints I hear about GoDaddy is its 60-day transfer lock. If you change certain contact information associated with your domain name, the company will lock the domain from transfer to another registrar for 60 days.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/09/60-day-domain-transfer-locks-might-coming-registrars/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/09/60-day-domain-transfer-locks-might-coming-registrars/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4 Recovered Pool waiting list now activated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In May 2014, APNIC received a /11 of IPv4 address space from IANA following the commencement of the IANA Recovered Pool Policy. Since then, several more (smaller) distributions from IANA to APNIC have occurred under the policy, and the addresses have gone into APNIC&rsquo;s IPv4 Recovered Pool.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/09/ipv4-recovered-pool-waiting-list-now-activated/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/09/ipv4-recovered-pool-waiting-list-now-activated/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Let&rsquo;s talk about IPv6 DNS64 &amp; DNSSEC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>While some people still cannot see any reason to deploy IPv6 &ndash; ignoring IPv6 adoption of 10% &ndash; others have gone as far as deploying IPv6-only networks, removing all dependencies on IPv4 address space in their networks. How can they do this? How can IPv6-only hosts access IPv4-only parts of the Internet?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/09/lets-talk-ipv6-dns64-dnssec/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/09/lets-talk-ipv6-dns64-dnssec/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv6 and Adventures in Podcastland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>6 June 2016 marked the fourth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, and looking back we have made pretty significant progress since then, with Google reporting that the percentage of users that access Google over IPv6 is now up to 12%. To commemorate the occasion, Dan York, of the Internet Society, invited me to join him on the For Immediate Release Podcast where he was serving as guest host. This provided an excellent opportunity to talk a little bit about why communications professionals should care about IPv6 and to direct anyone interested in learning more to our Get6 campaign.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://teamarin.net/2016/06/09/ipv6-and-adventures-in-podcastland/"><span>http://teamarin.net/2016/06/09/ipv6-and-adventures-in-podcastland/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How To Choose The Right Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the last three years, almost 1,000 gTLDs have become available for registration. This exponential increase from the previous 22 options like .com, .net, and .org. has created a historic change in the way people navigate the web.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wired.com/brandlab/2016/06/how-to-choose-the-right-domain-name/"><span>http://www.wired.com/brandlab/2016/06/how-to-choose-the-right-domain-name/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/11/choose-right-domain-name/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/11/choose-right-domain-name/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How Content, SEO and Social Media Make Your Life Easier<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Blam! A lot of conversations these days go something like this: &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s focus on content marketing. Amazingly high-value and high-quality content is clearly what&rsquo;s Google&rsquo;s looking for (all those online articles I read say so), so why sweat traditional SEO and social media as much as we used to?&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/06/08/make-your-life-easier/"><span>http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/06/08/make-your-life-easier/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Is Domain Name Classification a Property Right or a Contractual Right? The Circuit Split and a Clear Path Forward by Nicholas Foss Barbantonis [Wake Forest Law Review Common Law]</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Abstract: This article breaks new ground in applying classical trademark and property law to cutting-edge questions in cyberlaw. It offers a theoretical approach to determine whether re-registration of domain names constitute &ldquo;registration&rdquo; under the Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act (ACPA). The article is based on the Eleventh Circuit&rsquo;s recent decision in Jysk Bed&rsquo;N Linen Inc. v. Dutta-Roy, which rejects the Ninth Circuit's decision in GoPets v. Hise. The Eleventh Circuit held that re-registration of domain names indeed constitute registration under the ACPA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2792652"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2792652</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Long-Term IETF Evolution<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the midst of a day&rsquo;s discussion about particular issue that troubles us with technology or something else, it can be difficult to focus on topics that have a longer timescale. As you probably remember, I had asked a design team to write a draft about various trends around us that affect the IETF.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ietf.org/blog/2016/06/long-term-ietf-evolution/"><span>https://www.ietf.org/blog/2016/06/long-term-ietf-evolution/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 3rd Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Building Program to Open<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 3rd Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Building Program co-organized by CNNIC, ICANN and APTLD will be held in Beijing from June 13 to 17, 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201606/t20160608_54118.htm"><span>http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201606/t20160608_54118.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Centralnic Win BRS Media Contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>BRS Media announced to registrars earlier this week that they had chosen Centralnic to run registry backend services for their extensions. BRS Media run the .fm domain name registry, as well as offering a form of proxy registrar for .am.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/10/centralnic-win-brs-media-contract/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2016/06/10/centralnic-win-brs-media-contract/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MILLION-DOLLAR URLS: The most expensive domain names of all time<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We scoured domain name resource DN Journal and put together a list of documented million-dollar, domain-only ".com" sales. Some have been squatted on for 20 years and have only recently traded hands. Unsurprisingly, sex- and gambling-related domains are some of the biggest money makers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technology/million-dollar-urls-the-most-expensive-domain-names-of-all-time/ar-BBspYA9"><span>http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technology/million-dollar-urls-the-most-expensive-domain-names-of-all-time/ar-BBspYA9</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Three of Week's Top Five Sales Are 3-Letter .Coms - ccTLDs Claim 8 Chart Entries<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The perennial popularity of 3-letter .coms continues unabated. While the top spot on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to Acure.com at $65,000, three of the next four spots went to 3-letter .coms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160601.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160601.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Ganja.club and Opera.club Lead May .CLUB Premium Name Sales, New Premium Names Released To Registrar Channel And An Auction on West.CN In China<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>May .CLUB premium name sales were led by 6 direct sales made by the Registry out of a total of 38 names sold for the month. There were no auctions during the month of May.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://nic.club/ganja-club-and-opera-club-lead-may-club-premium-name-sales-new-premium-names-released-to-registrar-channel-and-an-auction-on-west-cn-in-china/"><span>http://nic.club/ganja-club-and-opera-club-lead-may-club-premium-name-sales-new-premium-names-released-to-registrar-channel-and-an-auction-on-west-cn-in-china/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How Much Are Your Domains Really Worth? Part 1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Over the last few years there has been a rush of capital into the domain industry from two major sources, Chinese investors and speculators. I have written quite a lot on the Chinese investors but have largely ignored the speculators.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/how-much-are-your-domains-really-worth-part-1"><span>http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/how-much-are-your-domains-really-worth-part-1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How Will a Chinese Economic Hard Landing Impact Domain Investors?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>I&rsquo;ve taken a great deal of interest in the Chinese economy of late and I&rsquo;ve written a number of articles that outline how everything is not so good in the dragon nation. Debt continues to skyrocket, GDP is levelling off and there appears to be stockpiles of commodities that are unused. So how is this all going to impact domain investors?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/how-will-a-chinese-economic-hard-landing-impact-domain-investors"><span>http://whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/article-archive/article-archive/entry/how-will-a-chinese-economic-hard-landing-impact-domain-investors</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Election 2016: Labor's NBN policy promises 2 million upgraded connections, embraces 'Operation Clusterf***' cable option<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Coalition and the Federal Opposition have traded blows over the National Broadband Network after Labor outlined how it would overhaul the rollout plans if elected next month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-13/labor's-nbn-policy-promises-extra-connections/7504002"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-13/labor's-nbn-policy-promises-extra-connections/7504002</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 9 Jun 06:47 2016

auDA domain news - 9 June

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Comms Minister skips Internet Australia meeting in home town

<https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/07/comms-minister-skips-internet-australia-meeting-home-town/>

 

Can moving to a new TLD boost search rankings?

<http://searchengineland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-250666>

 

.VIP Sees Registrations Jump 50% In 3 Days To 405,000 On Back Of Chinese Demand

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/08/vip-registrations-jump-50-percent-chinese-demand/>

 

DNS security can be improved with cookies, suggest IETF boffins

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/07/dns_security_can_be_improved_with_cookies_ietf_boffins_suggest/>

 

Massive DDoS attacks reach record levels as botnets make them cheaper to launch [IDG]

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Sen. Cruz and Rep. Duffy Introduce the Protecting Internet Freedom Act

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) today introduced the Protecting Internet Freedom Act, which would prevent the Obama administration from giving the Internet away to a global organization that will allow over 160 foreign governments to have increased influence over the management and operation of the Internet.

<https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=2669>

 

Sen. Cruz Seeks to Strengthen National Security in NDAA ... Protecting Internet Freedom:

“In addition to working to provide for our Common Defense and protect our sovereignty, I’ve also introduced an amendment that would safeguard our country in a very different way. Mr. President, I have introduced an amendment that will prohibit the Obama administration from giving away the Internet. This issue doesn’t simply threaten our personal liberties, it also has national security ramifications.

<https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=2664>

 

Ted Cruz and Duffy present bill to nix IANA transition

Senators Ted Cruz and Sean Duffy introduced the Protecting Internet Freedom Act in Congress today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/08/ted-cruz-duffy-present-bill-nix-iana-transition/>

 

How to keep the Internet free and open

In the upcoming months, the U.S. government faces a critical decision: Should it relinquish its limited oversight role over a critical component of the Internet?

<http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2016/06/keep-internet-free-and-open-icann-000140>

 

Obama’s Internet Endangerment

Should oversight over the Internet naming conventions and TLDs be relinquished to a group that just four years ago was in danger of being fired as a vendor due to its lack of accountability?

<http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/07/obamas-internet-endangerment/>

 

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ICANN

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Report on Public Comments on Draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update Now Available

ICANN has published its report on public comments for the draft plans for FY17, including an update to its Five-Year Operating Plan.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-07-en>

 

Reference Label Generation Rulesets for the Second Level

Purpose: To facilitate and improve consistency of testing and stability of registry operations of new gTLDs, ICANN has developed reference Internationalized Domain Name tables in machine readable format, called Label Generation Rulesets for the second level, for use in Pre-Delegation Testing and the Registry Service Evaluation Process.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-second-level-2016-06-07-en>

 

Syntax and Operability Accuracy of WHOIS Data in gTLDs Presented in Second Cycle of Phase 2 of the Accuracy Reporting System

ICANN today published the Phase 2 Cycle 2 report of the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System, which acts as a follow-on to the Phase 2 Cycle 1 report published in December 2015.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-08-en>

 

WEBINAR: WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System Phase 2 Cycle 2 Report

On 8 June 2016, ICANN published the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System Phase 2 Cycle 2 report. ICANN will hold an interactive webinar on 16 June 2016 UTC to review findings of the study and their implications for the community.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-08-en>

 

Join the Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Review Team Discussions by Margie Milam

ICANN’s Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Review Team is working its way through a busy agenda today and tomorrow during a two-day meeting (6-7 June 2016) in Washington, DC.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/join-the-competition-consumer-trust-consumer-choice-review-team-discussions>

 

Letter from ICANN CEO to Honorable Lawrence E. Strickling

Response to Letter Received on 3 June 2016 re: NTIA Letter to ICANN CEO re USG Administered TLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/marby-to-strickling-06jun16-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Honorable Lawrence E. Strickling, The Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information | United States Department of Commerce, to ICANN CEO

NTIA Letter to ICANN CEO re: USG Administered TLDs

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/strickling-to-marby-03jun16-en.pdf>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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Comms Minister skips Internet Australia meeting in home town

Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, has expressed its disappointment that Communications Minister Mitch Fifield “missed an opportunity” to meet with his local digital and ICT community last week. ... Ballarat is also home to Stuart Benjamin, Chair of auDA – the organisation that administers the .au domain space on behalf of the Federal Government.

<https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/07/comms-minister-skips-internet-australia-meeting-home-town/>

 

China’s Internet Domain Name Measures and the Digital Economy by Daniel Sepulveda and Lawrence E. Strickling

China is a force in the global digital economy and an important player in global Internet policy discussions. Today, more than 700 million people have access to the Internet in China, more than any country in the world. Several of the most valuable Internet-based companies call China home. Global innovators and service providers from around the world, including from the United States, are eager to enter its market.

<https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2016/05/16/china-s-internet-domain-name-measures-and-digital-economy>

 

East/West Divide Continues When It Comes To .DE Domain Registrations

As of 31 December 2015, there were 14.8 million .de domains registered in 402 cities and districts of Germany according to DENIC's 2015 Domain Map. Additionally, there were more than 1.1 domains where the registrant was located outside of Germany. Combined this meant there were 16.01 million .de domains.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24699>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/06/eastwest-divide-continues-when-de-domain-registrations/>

 

de: Information on Faked Invoices

At present questionable invoices issued by ".DE Deutsche Domain", which claims to be a provider of domain registration services, are in circulation. These invoices are not related to DENIC in any respect.

<https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/information-on-faked-invoices/>

 

sg: How to spot a fake government website

The Infocomm Development Authority said there is a growing number of fake government websites over the past few years. This is part of a larger upward trend in the number of phishing websites on the Internet.

<https://www.gov.sg/news/content/how-to-spot-a-fake-government-website>

 

China conference leads to 49% .vip spike

The Global Domain Industry Conference, held in China over the weekend, has led to a huge boost in .vip domain sales.

<http://domainincite.com/20551-china-conference-leads-to-49-vip-spike>

 

.vip update

Minds + Machines Group Limited, the TLD registry company, is pleased to report a significant increase in registrations in the .vip TLD.

<http://mmx.co/2016/06/07/vip-update/>

 

.VIP name China’s Most Welcomed New gTLD 2016

.VIP was awarded “China’s Most Welcomed New gTLD 2016” at the Global Domain Summit in Hangzhou this weekend. Both the Summit and .VIP are new to China, with .VIP being born only 17 days before the major new domain investment conference was staged for the first time.

<http://mmx.co/2016/06/06/vip-name-chinas-most-welcomed-new-gtld-2016/>

 

.VIP domain hits $5.5 million and 400,000 registrations

.VIP is proving to be a winner for MMX (Minds + Machines). The company announced today that it already has $5.5 million in sales (wholesale) of .VIP domains after three weeks on the market.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/vip-hits-5-5-million-400000-registrations/>

 

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NEW TLDS

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Can moving to a new TLD boost search rankings?

One of the big questions in SEO today is how new TLDs like .LIVE, .NEWS or .ATTORNEY, are affecting search engine rankings. While some believe that .COM domains are the only safe option, Google has insisted that gTLDs aren’t at any disadvantage in their search rankings’ algorithm. Rather than accept either of these statements at face value, we wanted to know, what does the data say?

<http://searchengineland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-250666>

<http://marketingland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-178952>

 

.VIP Sees Registrations Jump 50% In 3 Days To 405,000 On Back Of Chinese Demand

The number of .vip domain registrations grew 49 percent in the three days from 3 to 6 June, the registry announced.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24702>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/08/vip-registrations-jump-50-percent-chinese-demand/>

 

Donuts “Upwardly Adjusts” Price Of Ten gTLDs From October; Launches GA For .GROUP And .SALON

Donuts may have had 1,707,526 domain names registered across its 187 gTLDs available to the public, all of them paid for the company boasts, but that isn’t stopping it increasing the fee charged to registrars for a number of these gTLDs.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/06/donuts-upwardly-adjusts-ten-gtlds-launches-group-salon/>

 

Orange continues new gTLD deployment

An example of a new gTLD actually being used, and a brand TLD at that, with telecom heavyweight Orange’s activation of startup.orange as a showcase for the company’s innovation support services.

<http://post.milathan.com/2016/06/orange-continues-new-gtld-deployment/>

 

ICANN slaps first deadbeat dot-brand with breach notice

The world’s third-largest mobile phone company, worth some $14 billion a year, is the first new gTLD registry operator to refuse to pay ICANN fees.

<http://domainincite.com/20549-icann-slaps-first-deadbeat-dot-brand-with-breach-notice>

 

Hanes spends about $30,000 to buy T-Shirts.store

Radix started the Early Access period for .store today. When I wrote about it yesterday, I noted Radix’s steep day one prices of about $30,000 retail.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/hanes-spends-30000-t-shirts-store/>

 

New gTLD registrations smash through 20-million barrier, but spike is not all it seems [registration]

At time of writing, according to ntldstats.com there have been 21,251,190 domain name registrations across 1,013 new gTLDs. Registrations have been on an upward trajectory since the launch of the programme in early 2014, the line getting steeper as more TLDs go live. However, over the last week things sped up significantly, with almost three million registrations added in three days.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=27723f07-db6a-47fc-93ee-cc01c7c7b744>

 

Jeff Neuman discusses the new gTLD subsequent procedures PDP

The importance of the new gTLD subsequent procedures PDP explained by the Co-Chair of the Working Group Jeff Neuman.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWE2nYQgOII>

 

This week’s new TLDs: .Group, .Salon and .Store EAP

... The .Store early access period starts on Tuesday when you can get .store domains for a hefty price of about $30,000. While that number might seem crazy, I can’t blame .store registry Radix for trying.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/06/tlds-group-store/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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DNS security can be improved with cookies, suggest IETF boffins

A proposal raised late May at the IETF suggests adding cookies to the DNS to help defend the critical system against denial-of-service exploits.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/07/dns_security_can_be_improved_with_cookies_ietf_boffins_suggest/>

 

Massive DDoS attacks reach record levels as botnets make them cheaper to launch [IDG]

There were 19 DDoS attacks that exceeded 100 Gbps during the first three months of the year, almost four times more than in the previous quarter.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/>

 

Millions Of Systems Worldwide Found Exposed On The Public Internet

More then 10 million systems worldwide on the Internet leave a door open to their relational databases and millions of nodes leave telnet, printer, and other ports exposed, according to new data from Rapid7’s Project Sonar.

<http://www.darkreading.com/operations/millions-of-systems-worldwide-found-exposed-on-the-public-internet-/d/d-id/1325815>

 

Rent-a-botnet services making massive DDoS attacks more common than ever before

There were 19 distributed DDoS attacks that exceeded 100 Gbps during the first three months of the year, four times more than in the previous quarter.

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/3079990/security/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-as-botnets-make-them-cheaper-to-launch.html>

 

Singapore prepares to block internet access on government computers [AFP]

Singapore will cut off internet access on government computers within a year for security reasons, a surprise move in one of the world's most wired countries.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-08/singapore-blocking-internet-access-on-government-computers/7494498>

 

Belgium tops list of nations most vulnerable to hacking

A new “heat map of the internet” has revealed the countries most vulnerable to hacking attacks, by scanning the entire internet for servers with their front doors wide open.

<https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/08/belgium-nations-vulnerable-hacking-exposed-servers-rapid7-heat-map-internet>

 

New Zealand ranked 18th in the world for cyber attacks

Microsoft's leading man in the fight against cyber criminals in Asia Pacific says New Zealand's rate of attacks is low compared to other countries in the region, but attacks are still happening constantly.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11652884>

 

NZ dodges cyber attack bullet

New Zealand is one of the least affected countries in Asia Pacific when it comes to cyber attacks, but harmful software is circulating around the globe in massive numbers.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11652248>

 

nz: Cyber security message getting through - Microsoft

Businesses and individuals are increasingly aware of the risk of cyber threats and are looking for ways to protect themselves in the event of a cyber attack, Microsoft's expert on cybersecurity in New Zealand says.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/it-security/news/article.cfm?c_id=239&objectid=11651469>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Copyright Group: Hypocrite .ORG Registry Should Ban The Pirate Bay

A coalition of prominent copyright holders including Disney, 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal and Viacom are pressuring the U.S. based .ORG domain registry to take action against The Pirate Bay. The Copyright Alliance is shocked that the registry allows the notorious torrent site to operate freely and wants the domain name offline. The TPB-team, meanwhile, is not impressed with the pressure and notes that the movement is much more than a domain name.

<https://torrentfreak.com/copyright-group-hypocrite-org-registry-should-ban-the-pirate-bay-160606/>

 

RIAA Fails to Take Down Pirate Bay Domain, For Now

The RIAA has sent a formal letter to the Public Interest Registry, asking it to suspend Pirate Bay's .ORG domain. The registry hasn't complied with the request but has forwarded it to Pirate Bay's registrar EasyDNS who insist the domain will stay up. So the question now is will the RIAA take the matter to court?

<https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-fails-take-pirate-bay-domain-now-160606/>

 

RIAA Fails to Take Down Pirate Bay Domain, For Now

The RIAA has sent a formal letter to the Public Interest Registry, asking it to suspend Pirate Bay's .ORG domain. The registry hasn't complied with the request but has forwarded it to Pirate Bay's registrar EasyDNS who insist the domain will stay up. So the question now is will the RIAA take the matter to court?

<https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-fails-take-pirate-bay-domain-now-160606/>

 

RIAA may need to go legal to suspend the thepiratebay.org domain

A request by the Recording Industry Association Of America to get The Pirate Bay’s .org domain suspended has ended up with the file-sharing platform’s registrar EasyDNS, which has been adamant in the past that it will only respond to court orders.

<http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/riaa-may-need-to-go-legal-to-suspend-the-thepiratebay-org-domain/>

 

Nike scores cybersquatting victory

Sportswear brand Nike has scored a victory at the US-based Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum.

<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/nike-scores-cybersquatting-victory-10240>

 

Complainants should hire domain name attorneys, too

A good number of domain names are lost via UDRP when the domain name owner fails to put up an adequate defense. The domain name owner fails to hire a qualified domain name attorney who understands the ins and outs of UDRP.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/complainants-hire-domain-name-attorneys/>

 

Book Review: Domain Name Arbitration by Gerald Levine by Chris LaHatte

Dr. Gerald Levine is a New York attorney with a depth of experience in intellectual property matters. He has written widely on many difficult topics including the Dispute Resolution Journal of the American Arbitration Association, the New York Law Journal and Law School law journals.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/08/book-review-domain-name-arbitration-gerald-levine/>

 

au: Phillip Island Nature Park Board of Management Inc. v. The Trustee for the Langford Family Trust No. 4 ABN 71513399182, Technology Consulting and Solutions Pty Ltd ACN 074 527 - Case No. DAU2016-0014

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Phillip Island Nature Park Board of Management Inc. of Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, represented by DLA Piper Australia, Australia. The Respondents are The Trustee for the Langford Family Trust No. 4 ABN 71513399182 of Surf Beach, Victoria, Australia; and Technology Consulting and Solutions Pty Ltd ACN 074 527 of Malvern, Victoria, Australia, represented by David Luscombe & Associates, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <churchillislandcafe.com.au> (the "Disputed Domain Name") is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd (the "Registrar").

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0014>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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Netflix Blocks IPv6 Tunnels Over Geo-Unblocking Fears

After taking action against people using VPNs and proxies, Netflix is engaged in enhanced efforts to stop users accessing geo-blocked content. According to several reports, Netflix is now blocking users who use IPv4 to IPv6 tunnel brokers, even when doing so legitimately.

<https://torrentfreak.com/netflix-blocks-ipv6-over-geo-unblocking-fears-160608/>

 

Google's IPv6 Stats Hit 12% on Fourth Anniversary of World IPv6 Launch by Dan York

Four years ago today, thousands of websites, including Facebook, Google and Yahoo, and hundreds of networks permanently enabled IPv6 in what was called "World IPv6 Launch". One year before, on June 6, 2011, there had been a 24-hour test in "World IPv6 Day" but by June 6, 2012, IPv6 was enabled permanently for the participating sites and networks. One of the many IPv6 statistics sites many of us have watched since that time has been Google's statistics.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160606_google_ipv6_stats_hit_12_percent_on_4th_anniversary_of_world_ipv6/>

 

Four years since World IPv6 Launch: entering the mainstream

It has now been five years since World IPv6 Day and four years since World IPv6 Launch. The long-term global Internet transition to IPv6 is well underway and increasingly entering the mainstream.

<https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/four-years-since-world-ipv6-launch-entering-the-mainstream.html>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Mega Attacks Hit New Record; Repeat Attacks Surge; Booter/Stresser Sites Launching Multiple Attack Vectors Simultaneously

Akamai Technologies, Inc., the global leader in content delivery network services, today published the Q1 2016 State of the Internet – Security Report. The quarterly report provides a detailed view of the global cloud security threat landscape and in-depth analysis and insight into malicious activity observed across the Akamai Intelligent Platform.

<https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/news/press/2016-press/akamai-releases-first-quarter-2016-state-of-the-internet-security-report.jsp>

 

us: Presidential Candidates Must Be Masters of Their Domain Names

Throughout the presidential campaign, many candidates in both parties have dealt with online trolls using their names on bogus campaign sites. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton faced this obstacle early in her campaign when Reuters discovered that the URL hillaryclinton.org was a spam site filled with malicious software and owned by an administrator in the Cayman Islands.

<http://observer.com/2016/06/presidential-candidates-must-be-masters-of-their-domain-names/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Selling a 6 figure domain name – Kate Buckley – DNW Podcast #87

Kate Buckley just brokered the sale of Rate.com to GuaranteedRate.com for $725,000. In this episode of the Domain Name Wire Podcast, she explains her process for selling Rate.com, which should help you when you try to sell a valuable domain name.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/06/selling-6-figure-domain-kate-buckley-dnw-podcast-87-dnw-podcast-87/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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Cisco Visual Networking Index Predicts Near-Tripling of IP Traffic by 2020

According to today’s release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020, global IP traffic will nearly triple at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent over the next five years. More than one billion new Internet users are expected to join the global Internet community, growing from three billion in 2015 to 4.1 billion by 2020.

<https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1771211>

 

IP traffic forecast to skyrocket by 2020

Cisco’s Global IP Traffic & Service Adoption Forecasts for 2015 to 2020 share the biggest fixed and mobile broadband predictions for the next five years.

<https://newsroom.cisco.com/feature-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1771195>

 

The Web's Creator Looks to Reinvent It

Twenty-seven years ago, Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web as a way for scientists to easily find information. It has since become the world’s most powerful medium for knowledge, communications and commerce — but that doesn’t mean Mr. Berners-Lee is happy with all of the consequences.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/technology/the-webs-creator-looks-to-reinvent-it.html>

 

Microsoft Finds Cancer Clues in Search Queries

Microsoft scientists have demonstrated that by analyzing large samples of search engine queries they may in some cases be able to identify internet users who are suffering from pancreatic cancer, even before they have received a diagnosis of the disease.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/technology/online-searches-can-identify-cancer-victims-study-finds.html>

 

Return Path Reveals Top Email Trends of the Future

With the email landscape becoming ever more complex, brands often struggle to keep pace with changes—much less prepare for what the future may hold. To address this challenge, data solutions provider Return Path today released a new report highlighting 20 visionary ideas to help brands “futureproof” their email program.

<https://returnpath.com/newsroom/return-path-reveals-top-email-trends-future/>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: Software designed to stop cyberbullying before it starts

Kids often get access to the internet at young ages, but have little understanding of how their comments online might affect others. A new tool being trialled in schools hopes to get kids to stop and think about what they say before they post.

<http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drawingroom/reword-software-designed-to-stop-cyberbullying-before-it-starts/7480752>

 

au: The dangers of sexting for teenagers

While sending provocative images of oneself may initially seem to be just a bit of fun, the legal repercussions for those under the age of 18 can be very real, and in some cases has even led to child pornography charges.

<http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/The-dangers-of-sexting-for-teenagers>

 

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BRAND PROTECTION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Submission in Response to the Productivity Commission Draft Report Intellectual Property Arrangements

Australia’s copyright laws operate as a serious roadblock to preparing children to be the creators and innovators of the future.

<http://infojustice.org/archives/36119>

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Comms Minister skips Internet Australia meeting in home town<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/07/comms-minister-skips-internet-australia-meeting-home-town/"><span>https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/07/comms-minister-skips-internet-australia-meeting-home-town/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Can moving to a new TLD boost search rankings?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://searchengineland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-250666"><span>http://searchengineland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-250666</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP Sees Registrations Jump 50% In 3 Days To 405,000 On Back Of Chinese Demand<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/08/vip-registrations-jump-50-percent-chinese-demand/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/08/vip-registrations-jump-50-percent-chinese-demand/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS security can be improved with cookies, suggest IETF boffins<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/07/dns_security_can_be_improved_with_cookies_ietf_boffins_suggest/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/07/dns_security_can_be_improved_with_cookies_ietf_boffins_suggest/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Massive DDoS attacks reach record levels as botnets make them cheaper to launch [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sen. Cruz and Rep. Duffy Introduce the Protecting Internet Freedom Act<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) today introduced the Protecting Internet Freedom Act, which would prevent the Obama administration from giving the Internet away to a global organization that will allow over 160 foreign governments to have increased influence over the management and operation of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=2669"><span>https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=2669</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sen. Cruz Seeks to Strengthen National Security in NDAA ... Protecting Internet Freedom:</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&ldquo;In addition to working to provide for our Common Defense and protect our sovereignty, I&rsquo;ve also introduced an amendment that would safeguard our country in a very different way. Mr. President, I have introduced an amendment that will prohibit the Obama administration from giving away the Internet. This issue doesn&rsquo;t simply threaten our personal liberties, it also has national security ramifications.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=2664"><span>https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=2664</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Ted Cruz and Duffy present bill to nix IANA transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Senators Ted Cruz and Sean Duffy introduced the Protecting Internet Freedom Act in Congress today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/08/ted-cruz-duffy-present-bill-nix-iana-transition/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/08/ted-cruz-duffy-present-bill-nix-iana-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How to keep the Internet free and open<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the upcoming months, the U.S. government faces a critical decision: Should it relinquish its limited oversight role over a critical component of the Internet?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2016/06/keep-internet-free-and-open-icann-000140"><span>http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2016/06/keep-internet-free-and-open-icann-000140</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Obama&rsquo;s Internet Endangerment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Should oversight over the Internet naming conventions and TLDs be relinquished to a group that just four years ago was in danger of being fired as a vendor due to its lack of accountability?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/07/obamas-internet-endangerment/"><span>http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/07/obamas-internet-endangerment/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Report on Public Comments on Draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update Now Available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has published its report on public comments for the draft plans for FY17, including an update to its Five-Year Operating Plan.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Reference Label Generation Rulesets for the Second Level<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Purpose: To facilitate and improve consistency of testing and stability of registry operations of new gTLDs, ICANN has developed reference Internationalized Domain Name tables in machine readable format, called Label Generation Rulesets for the second level, for use in Pre-Delegation Testing and the Registry Service Evaluation Process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-second-level-2016-06-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-second-level-2016-06-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Syntax and Operability Accuracy of WHOIS Data in gTLDs Presented in Second Cycle of Phase 2 of the Accuracy Reporting System<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN today published the Phase 2 Cycle 2 report of the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System, which acts as a follow-on to the Phase 2 Cycle 1 report published in December 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>WEBINAR: WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System Phase 2 Cycle 2 Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 8 June 2016, ICANN published the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System Phase 2 Cycle 2 report. ICANN will hold an interactive webinar on 16 June 2016 UTC to review findings of the study and their implications for the community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Join the Competition, Consumer Trust &amp; Consumer Choice Review Team Discussions by Margie Milam<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN&rsquo;s Competition, Consumer Trust &amp; Consumer Choice Review Team is working its way through a busy agenda today and tomorrow during a two-day meeting (6-7 June 2016) in Washington, DC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/join-the-competition-consumer-trust-consumer-choice-review-team-discussions"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/join-the-competition-consumer-trust-consumer-choice-review-team-discussions</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from ICANN CEO to Honorable Lawrence E. Strickling</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Response to Letter Received on 3 June 2016 re: NTIA Letter to ICANN CEO re USG Administered TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/marby-to-strickling-06jun16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/marby-to-strickling-06jun16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from Honorable Lawrence E. Strickling, The Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information | United States Department of Commerce, to ICANN CEO</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NTIA Letter to ICANN CEO re: USG Administered TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/strickling-to-marby-03jun16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/strickling-to-marby-03jun16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Comms Minister skips Internet Australia meeting in home town<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, has expressed its disappointment that Communications Minister Mitch Fifield &ldquo;missed an opportunity&rdquo; to meet with his local digital and ICT community last week. ... Ballarat is also home to Stuart Benjamin, Chair of auDA &ndash; the organisation that administers the .au domain space on behalf of the Federal Government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/07/comms-minister-skips-internet-australia-meeting-home-town/"><span>https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/07/comms-minister-skips-internet-australia-meeting-home-town/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>China&rsquo;s Internet Domain Name Measures and the Digital Economy by Daniel Sepulveda and Lawrence E. Strickling<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>China is a force in the global digital economy and an important player in global Internet policy discussions. Today, more than 700 million people have access to the Internet in China, more than any country in the world. Several of the most valuable Internet-based companies call China home. Global innovators and service providers from around the world, including from the United States, are eager to enter its market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2016/05/16/china-s-internet-domain-name-measures-and-digital-economy"><span>https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2016/05/16/china-s-internet-domain-name-measures-and-digital-economy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>East/West Divide Continues When It Comes To .DE Domain Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As of 31 December 2015, there were 14.8 million .de domains registered in 402 cities and districts of Germany according to DENIC's 2015 Domain Map. Additionally, there were more than 1.1 domains where the registrant was located outside of Germany. Combined this meant there were 16.01 million .de domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24699"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24699</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/06/eastwest-divide-continues-when-de-domain-registrations/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/06/eastwest-divide-continues-when-de-domain-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>de: Information on Faked Invoices<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>At present questionable invoices issued by ".DE Deutsche Domain", which claims to be a provider of domain registration services, are in circulation. These invoices are not related to DENIC in any respect.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/information-on-faked-invoices/"><span>https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/information-on-faked-invoices/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>sg: How to spot a fake government website<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Infocomm Development Authority said there is a growing number of fake government websites over the past few years. This is part of a larger upward trend in the number of phishing websites on the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.gov.sg/news/content/how-to-spot-a-fake-government-website"><span>https://www.gov.sg/news/content/how-to-spot-a-fake-government-website</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>China conference leads to 49% .vip spike<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Global Domain Industry Conference, held in China over the weekend, has led to a huge boost in .vip domain sales.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20551-china-conference-leads-to-49-vip-spike"><span>http://domainincite.com/20551-china-conference-leads-to-49-vip-spike</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.vip update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Minds + Machines Group Limited, the TLD registry company, is pleased to report a significant increase in registrations in the .vip TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://mmx.co/2016/06/07/vip-update/"><span>http://mmx.co/2016/06/07/vip-update/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP name China&rsquo;s Most Welcomed New gTLD 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP was awarded &ldquo;China&rsquo;s Most Welcomed New gTLD 2016&rdquo; at the Global Domain Summit in Hangzhou this weekend. Both the Summit and .VIP are new to China, with .VIP being born only 17 days before the major new domain investment conference was staged for the first time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://mmx.co/2016/06/06/vip-name-chinas-most-welcomed-new-gtld-2016/"><span>http://mmx.co/2016/06/06/vip-name-chinas-most-welcomed-new-gtld-2016/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP domain hits $5.5 million and 400,000 registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP is proving to be a winner for MMX (Minds + Machines). The company announced today that it already has $5.5 million in sales (wholesale) of .VIP domains after three weeks on the market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/vip-hits-5-5-million-400000-registrations/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/vip-hits-5-5-million-400000-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Can moving to a new TLD boost search rankings?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>One of the big questions in SEO today is how new TLDs like .LIVE, .NEWS or .ATTORNEY, are affecting search engine rankings. While some believe that .COM domains are the only safe option, Google has insisted that gTLDs aren&rsquo;t at any disadvantage in their search rankings&rsquo; algorithm. Rather than accept either of these statements at face value, we wanted to know, what does the data say?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://searchengineland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-250666"><span>http://searchengineland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-250666</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://marketingland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-178952"><span>http://marketingland.com/can-moving-new-tld-boost-search-rankings-178952</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP Sees Registrations Jump 50% In 3 Days To 405,000 On Back Of Chinese Demand<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The number of .vip domain registrations grew 49 percent in the three days from 3 to 6 June, the registry announced.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24702"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24702</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/08/vip-registrations-jump-50-percent-chinese-demand/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/08/vip-registrations-jump-50-percent-chinese-demand/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts &ldquo;Upwardly Adjusts&rdquo; Price Of Ten gTLDs From October; Launches GA For .GROUP And .SALON<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts may have had 1,707,526 domain names registered across its 187 gTLDs available to the public, all of them paid for the company boasts, but that isn&rsquo;t stopping it increasing the fee charged to registrars for a number of these gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/06/donuts-upwardly-adjusts-ten-gtlds-launches-group-salon/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/06/donuts-upwardly-adjusts-ten-gtlds-launches-group-salon/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Orange continues new gTLD deployment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>An example of a new gTLD actually being used, and a brand TLD at that, with telecom heavyweight Orange&rsquo;s activation of startup.orange as a showcase for the company&rsquo;s innovation support services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/2016/06/orange-continues-new-gtld-deployment/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/2016/06/orange-continues-new-gtld-deployment/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN slaps first deadbeat dot-brand with breach notice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The world&rsquo;s third-largest mobile phone company, worth some $14 billion a year, is the first new gTLD registry operator to refuse to pay ICANN fees.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20549-icann-slaps-first-deadbeat-dot-brand-with-breach-notice"><span>http://domainincite.com/20549-icann-slaps-first-deadbeat-dot-brand-with-breach-notice</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Hanes spends about $30,000 to buy T-Shirts.store<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Radix started the Early Access period for .store today. When I wrote about it yesterday, I noted Radix&rsquo;s steep day one prices of about $30,000 retail.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/hanes-spends-30000-t-shirts-store/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/hanes-spends-30000-t-shirts-store/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD registrations smash through 20-million barrier, but spike is not all it seems [registration]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>At time of writing, according to ntldstats.com there have been 21,251,190 domain name registrations across 1,013 new gTLDs. Registrations have been on an upward trajectory since the launch of the programme in early 2014, the line getting steeper as more TLDs go live. However, over the last week things sped up significantly, with almost three million registrations added in three days.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=27723f07-db6a-47fc-93ee-cc01c7c7b744"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=27723f07-db6a-47fc-93ee-cc01c7c7b744</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Jeff Neuman discusses the new gTLD subsequent procedures PDP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The importance of the new gTLD subsequent procedures PDP explained by the Co-Chair of the Working Group Jeff Neuman.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWE2nYQgOII"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWE2nYQgOII</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This week&rsquo;s new TLDs: .Group, .Salon and .Store EAP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>... The .Store early access period starts on Tuesday when you can get .store domains for a hefty price of about $30,000. While that number might seem crazy, I can&rsquo;t blame .store registry Radix for trying.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/06/tlds-group-store/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/06/tlds-group-store/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS security can be improved with cookies, suggest IETF boffins<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A proposal raised late May at the IETF suggests adding cookies to the DNS to help defend the critical system against denial-of-service exploits.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/07/dns_security_can_be_improved_with_cookies_ietf_boffins_suggest/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/07/dns_security_can_be_improved_with_cookies_ietf_boffins_suggest/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Massive DDoS attacks reach record levels as botnets make them cheaper to launch [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>There were 19 DDoS attacks that exceeded 100 Gbps during the first three months of the year, almost four times more than in the previous quarter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601229/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-botnets-make-them-cheaper-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Millions Of Systems Worldwide Found Exposed On The Public Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>More then 10 million systems worldwide on the Internet leave a door open to their relational databases and millions of nodes leave telnet, printer, and other ports exposed, according to new data from Rapid7&rsquo;s Project Sonar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/operations/millions-of-systems-worldwide-found-exposed-on-the-public-internet-/d/d-id/1325815"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/operations/millions-of-systems-worldwide-found-exposed-on-the-public-internet-/d/d-id/1325815</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rent-a-botnet services making massive DDoS attacks more common than ever before<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>There were 19 distributed DDoS attacks that exceeded 100 Gbps during the first three months of the year, four times more than in the previous quarter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/3079990/security/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-as-botnets-make-them-cheaper-to-launch.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/3079990/security/massive-ddos-attacks-reach-record-levels-as-botnets-make-them-cheaper-to-launch.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Singapore prepares to block internet access on government computers [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Singapore will cut off internet access on government computers within a year for security reasons, a surprise move in one of the world's most wired countries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-08/singapore-blocking-internet-access-on-government-computers/7494498"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-08/singapore-blocking-internet-access-on-government-computers/7494498</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Belgium tops list of nations most vulnerable to hacking<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A new &ldquo;heat map of the internet&rdquo; has revealed the countries most vulnerable to hacking attacks, by scanning the entire internet for servers with their front doors wide open.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/08/belgium-nations-vulnerable-hacking-exposed-servers-rapid7-heat-map-internet"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/08/belgium-nations-vulnerable-hacking-exposed-servers-rapid7-heat-map-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New Zealand ranked 18th in the world for cyber attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Microsoft's leading man in the fight against cyber criminals in Asia Pacific says New Zealand's rate of attacks is low compared to other countries in the region, but attacks are still happening constantly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11652884"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11652884</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NZ dodges cyber attack bullet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New Zealand is one of the least affected countries in Asia Pacific when it comes to cyber attacks, but harmful software is circulating around the globe in massive numbers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11652248"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11652248</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: Cyber security message getting through - Microsoft<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Businesses and individuals are increasingly aware of the risk of cyber threats and are looking for ways to protect themselves in the event of a cyber attack, Microsoft's expert on cybersecurity in New Zealand says.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/it-security/news/article.cfm?c_id=239&amp;objectid=11651469"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/it-security/news/article.cfm?c_id=239&amp;objectid=11651469</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Copyright Group: Hypocrite .ORG Registry Should Ban The Pirate Bay<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A coalition of prominent copyright holders including Disney, 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal and Viacom are pressuring the U.S. based .ORG domain registry to take action against The Pirate Bay. The Copyright Alliance is shocked that the registry allows the notorious torrent site to operate freely and wants the domain name offline. The TPB-team, meanwhile, is not impressed with the pressure and notes that the movement is much more than a domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/copyright-group-hypocrite-org-registry-should-ban-the-pirate-bay-160606/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/copyright-group-hypocrite-org-registry-should-ban-the-pirate-bay-160606/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>RIAA Fails to Take Down Pirate Bay Domain, For Now<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The RIAA has sent a formal letter to the Public Interest Registry, asking it to suspend Pirate Bay's .ORG domain. The registry hasn't complied with the request but has forwarded it to Pirate Bay's registrar EasyDNS who insist the domain will stay up. So the question now is will the RIAA take the matter to court?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-fails-take-pirate-bay-domain-now-160606/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-fails-take-pirate-bay-domain-now-160606/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>RIAA Fails to Take Down Pirate Bay Domain, For Now<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The RIAA has sent a formal letter to the Public Interest Registry, asking it to suspend Pirate Bay's .ORG domain. The registry hasn't complied with the request but has forwarded it to Pirate Bay's registrar EasyDNS who insist the domain will stay up. So the question now is will the RIAA take the matter to court?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-fails-take-pirate-bay-domain-now-160606/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-fails-take-pirate-bay-domain-now-160606/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>RIAA may need to go legal to suspend the thepiratebay.org domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A request by the Recording Industry Association Of America to get The Pirate Bay&rsquo;s .org domain suspended has ended up with the file-sharing platform&rsquo;s registrar EasyDNS, which has been adamant in the past that it will only respond to court orders.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/riaa-may-need-to-go-legal-to-suspend-the-thepiratebay-org-domain/"><span>http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/riaa-may-need-to-go-legal-to-suspend-the-thepiratebay-org-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nike scores cybersquatting victory<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sportswear brand Nike has scored a victory at the US-based Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldipreview.com/news/nike-scores-cybersquatting-victory-10240"><span>http://www.worldipreview.com/news/nike-scores-cybersquatting-victory-10240</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Complainants should hire domain name attorneys, too<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A good number of domain names are lost via UDRP when the domain name owner fails to put up an adequate defense. The domain name owner fails to hire a qualified domain name attorney who understands the ins and outs of UDRP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/complainants-hire-domain-name-attorneys/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/07/complainants-hire-domain-name-attorneys/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Book Review: Domain Name Arbitration by Gerald Levine by Chris LaHatte</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dr. Gerald Levine is a New York attorney with a depth of experience in intellectual property matters. He has written widely on many difficult topics including the Dispute Resolution Journal of the American Arbitration Association, the New York Law Journal and Law School law journals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/08/book-review-domain-name-arbitration-gerald-levine/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/08/book-review-domain-name-arbitration-gerald-levine/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Phillip Island Nature Park Board of Management Inc. v. The Trustee for the Langford Family Trust No. 4 ABN 71513399182, Technology Consulting and Solutions Pty Ltd ACN 074 527 - Case No. DAU2016-0014</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>1. The Parties: The Complainant is Phillip Island Nature Park Board of Management Inc. of Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, represented by DLA Piper Australia, Australia. The Respondents are The Trustee for the Langford Family Trust No. 4 ABN 71513399182 of Surf Beach, Victoria, Australia; and Technology Consulting and Solutions Pty Ltd ACN 074 527 of Malvern, Victoria, Australia, represented by David Luscombe &amp; Associates, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;churchillislandcafe.com.au&gt; (the "Disputed Domain Name") is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd (the "Registrar").<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0014"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0014</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Netflix Blocks IPv6 Tunnels Over Geo-Unblocking Fears<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>After taking action against people using VPNs and proxies, Netflix is engaged in enhanced efforts to stop users accessing geo-blocked content. According to several reports, Netflix is now blocking users who use IPv4 to IPv6 tunnel brokers, even when doing so legitimately.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/netflix-blocks-ipv6-over-geo-unblocking-fears-160608/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/netflix-blocks-ipv6-over-geo-unblocking-fears-160608/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Google's IPv6 Stats Hit 12% on Fourth Anniversary of World IPv6 Launch by Dan York<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Four years ago today, thousands of websites, including Facebook, Google and Yahoo, and hundreds of networks permanently enabled IPv6 in what was called "World IPv6 Launch". One year before, on June 6, 2011, there had been a 24-hour test in "World IPv6 Day" but by June 6, 2012, IPv6 was enabled permanently for the participating sites and networks. One of the many IPv6 statistics sites many of us have watched since that time has been Google's statistics.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160606_google_ipv6_stats_hit_12_percent_on_4th_anniversary_of_world_ipv6/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160606_google_ipv6_stats_hit_12_percent_on_4th_anniversary_of_world_ipv6/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Four years since World IPv6 Launch: entering the mainstream<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It has now been five years since World IPv6 Day and four years since World IPv6 Launch. The long-term global Internet transition to IPv6 is well underway and increasingly entering the mainstream.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/four-years-since-world-ipv6-launch-entering-the-mainstream.html"><span>https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/four-years-since-world-ipv6-launch-entering-the-mainstream.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Mega Attacks Hit New Record; Repeat Attacks Surge; Booter/Stresser Sites Launching Multiple Attack Vectors Simultaneously<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Akamai Technologies, Inc., the global leader in content delivery network services, today published the Q1 2016 State of the Internet &ndash; Security Report. The quarterly report provides a detailed view of the global cloud security threat landscape and in-depth analysis and insight into malicious activity observed across the Akamai Intelligent Platform.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/news/press/2016-press/akamai-releases-first-quarter-2016-state-of-the-internet-security-report.jsp"><span>https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/news/press/2016-press/akamai-releases-first-quarter-2016-state-of-the-internet-security-report.jsp</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>us: Presidential Candidates Must Be Masters of Their Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Throughout the presidential campaign, many candidates in both parties have dealt with online trolls using their names on bogus campaign sites. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton faced this obstacle early in her campaign when Reuters discovered that the URL hillaryclinton.org was a spam site filled with malicious software and owned by an administrator in the Cayman Islands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://observer.com/2016/06/presidential-candidates-must-be-masters-of-their-domain-names/"><span>http://observer.com/2016/06/presidential-candidates-must-be-masters-of-their-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Selling a 6 figure domain name &ndash; Kate Buckley &ndash; DNW Podcast #87<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Kate Buckley just brokered the sale of Rate.com to GuaranteedRate.com for $725,000. In this episode of the Domain Name Wire Podcast, she explains her process for selling Rate.com, which should help you when you try to sell a valuable domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/06/selling-6-figure-domain-kate-buckley-dnw-podcast-87-dnw-podcast-87/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/06/selling-6-figure-domain-kate-buckley-dnw-podcast-87-dnw-podcast-87/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cisco Visual Networking Index Predicts Near-Tripling of IP Traffic by 2020<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>According to today&rsquo;s release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index&trade; (VNI) Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020, global IP traffic will nearly triple at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent over the next five years. More than one billion new Internet users are expected to join the global Internet community, growing from three billion in 2015 to 4.1 billion by 2020.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&amp;articleId=1771211"><span>https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&amp;articleId=1771211</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IP traffic forecast to skyrocket by 2020<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cisco&rsquo;s Global IP Traffic &amp; Service Adoption Forecasts for 2015 to 2020 share the biggest fixed and mobile broadband predictions for the next five years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://newsroom.cisco.com/feature-content?type=webcontent&amp;articleId=1771195"><span>https://newsroom.cisco.com/feature-content?type=webcontent&amp;articleId=1771195</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Web's Creator Looks to Reinvent It</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twenty-seven years ago, Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web as a way for scientists to easily find information. It has since become the world&rsquo;s most powerful medium for knowledge, communications and commerce &mdash; but that doesn&rsquo;t mean Mr. Berners-Lee is happy with all of the consequences.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/technology/the-webs-creator-looks-to-reinvent-it.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/technology/the-webs-creator-looks-to-reinvent-it.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Microsoft Finds Cancer Clues in Search Queries<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Microsoft scientists have demonstrated that by analyzing large samples of search engine queries they may in some cases be able to identify internet users who are suffering from pancreatic cancer, even before they have received a diagnosis of the disease.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/technology/online-searches-can-identify-cancer-victims-study-finds.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/technology/online-searches-can-identify-cancer-victims-study-finds.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Return Path Reveals Top Email Trends of the Future<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With the email landscape becoming ever more complex, brands often struggle to keep pace with changes&mdash;much less prepare for what the future may hold. To address this challenge, data solutions provider Return Path today released a new report highlighting 20 visionary ideas to help brands &ldquo;futureproof&rdquo; their email program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://returnpath.com/newsroom/return-path-reveals-top-email-trends-future/"><span>https://returnpath.com/newsroom/return-path-reveals-top-email-trends-future/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Software designed to stop cyberbullying before it starts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Kids often get access to the internet at young ages, but have little understanding of how their comments online might affect others. A new tool being trialled in schools hopes to get kids to stop and think about what they say before they post.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drawingroom/reword-software-designed-to-stop-cyberbullying-before-it-starts/7480752"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drawingroom/reword-software-designed-to-stop-cyberbullying-before-it-starts/7480752</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: The dangers of sexting for teenagers</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>While sending provocative images of oneself may initially seem to be just a bit of fun, the legal repercussions for those under the age of 18 can be very real, and in some cases has even led to child pornography charges.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/The-dangers-of-sexting-for-teenagers"><span>http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/The-dangers-of-sexting-for-teenagers</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>BRAND PROTECTION &amp; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Submission in Response to the Productivity Commission Draft Report Intellectual Property Arrangements<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australia&rsquo;s copyright laws operate as a serious roadblock to preparing children to be the creators and innovators of the future.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://infojustice.org/archives/36119"><span>http://infojustice.org/archives/36119</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 6 Jun 06:40 2016

auDA domain news

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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ICANN Board Decisions to become More Transparent

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-board-decisions-to-become-more-transparent/>

 

AusRegistry welcomes Uniregistry as the newest .au accredited Registrar

<https://www.ausregistry.com.au/ausregistry-welcomes-uniregistry-as-the-newest-au-accredited-registrar/>

 

nz: Public trust cited as Govt improves domain name security

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601083/public-trust-cited-govt-improves-domain-name-security/>

 

nz: WHATIS? WHOIS? Privacy? Huh? Have Your Say!

<https://centr.org/news/185-news/653-nz-whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say.html>

 

New gTLD Registrations Rocket Past 21 Million As .XYZ Rockets To 5.6 Million

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/04/new-gtld-registrations-20-million-xyz-5-2m/>

 

Donuts’ new 50% price hike explained

<http://domainincite.com/20538-donuts-new-price-50-price-hike-explained>

 

Three Top Recommendations from Gartner’s Latest Phishing Report

<https://blog.returnpath.com/three-top-recommendations-from-gartners-latest-phishing-report/>

 

nz: Cyber security message getting through - Microsoft

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11651469>

 

How to use a local domain extension to increase sales leads through community branding

<http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/how-to-use-a-local-domain-extension-to-increase-sales-leads-through-community-branding/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Cruz touts bill as 'last chance' to delay internet domain handoff

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is circulating a new bill that would prevent the government from handing off oversight of the internet domain name system without approval from Congress.

<http://thehill.com/policy/technology/282009-cruz-touting-bill-as-last-chance-to-delay-internet-domain-handoff>

 

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ICANN

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Request for Appointment of Candidates to Participate on the Customer Standing Committee

Yesterday, ICANN sent a letter to the ICANN Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees, and the Registry Stakeholder Group to request that these organizations initiate their internal processes to appoint candidates to serve as members and liaisons on the Customer Standing Committee.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-02-en>

 

Pre-ICANN56 Policy Update Webinar

The ICANN Policy Development Support Team will provide a Policy Update Webinar on Thursday, 16 June 2016 at 10:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC, in preparation for the upcoming ICANN Policy Forum in Helsinki. The purpose of the webinar is to summarize policy activities across the ICANN policy development community and briefing the community on the Cross-Community sessions taking place in Helsinki.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-02-en>

 

Finland to Host International Internet Community at ICANN56 This Month

Domain names are used as addresses for the most important services of the Internet, such as website and e-mail addresses. FICORA manages .FI domain names in Finland and ICANN is responsible for them at the global level. The first ICANN meeting in Finland will be held from 27–30 June 2016.

<https://domain.fi/info/en/index/tietoa/ajankohtaista/2016/P_8.html>

 

ICANN Board Decisions to become More Transparent

ICA has long been an advocate for greater transparency in ICANN operations, especially in the decision-making activities of the Board. Back in May 2012, reacting to the announcement that the Board would no longer hold decisional sessions on the final day of each of the three yearly ICANN public meetings, we published a blog titled, “ICANN Board Meetings Should be Webcast Live”.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-board-decisions-to-become-more-transparent/>

 

What happened to the proposed domain name privacy reforms?

Last year, the intellectual property community lost an important battle in the war against IP abuse and infringements on the Internet.

<https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/what-happened-to-the-proposed-domain-name-privacy-reforms/>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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AusRegistry welcomes Uniregistry as the newest .au accredited Registrar

As the .au namespace prepares to celebrate its milestone 30th year in operation, AusRegistry has welcomed Cayman Islands-based Registrar Uniregistry as the latest addition to the .au channel.

<https://www.ausregistry.com.au/ausregistry-welcomes-uniregistry-as-the-newest-au-accredited-registrar/>

 

CNNIC and Verisign Signed Cooperation Agreement to Provide Domain Name Verification Service

On 28 April, 2016, Patrick Kane, the vice president of Verisign has paid a visit to CNNIC. Researcher Xiaodong Lee, Director of CNNIC and Patrick Kane have discussed the cooperation in the field of domain name.

<http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201604/t20160429_53602.htm>

 

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

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

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

 

.Com Winners & Losers – China makes a comeback

ICANN has published the latest .com transactions report from registry Verisign, showing official results from February.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/02/com-china-comeback/>

 

nl: DNS blocking has no place in the new Gaming Act

On-line gambling remains illegal in the Netherlands. The government has for some years been working on a law that would legalise the activity, but progress has not been easy.

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/dns-blocking-has-no-place-in-the-new-gaming-act>

 

nz: Public trust cited as Govt improves domain name security

Recent changes to how the Department of Internal Affairs manages government website domain names is hoping to trigger a rise in online security and result in greater public trust in government websites.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601083/public-trust-cited-govt-improves-domain-name-security/>

 

nz: NetHui 2016...coming soon

Over the past few months we've been busy planning NetHui 2016 - and it's going to look a little different this year...

<https://internetnz.nz/blog/nethui-2016coming-soon>

 

nz: WHATIS? WHOIS? Privacy? Huh? Have Your Say!

In Privacy Week, there’s a debate going on about publication of addresses and contact details as part of the registration of a .nz domain name.

<https://centr.org/news/185-news/653-nz-whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say.html>

 

Data Quality in .PT

The .PT is committed to promoting the quality of the data in the registration and domain name management.

<https://www.dns.pt/en/news/data-quality-in-pt/>

 

New section added to Russian Domains website

The Russian Domains statistical resource has added a new section – Web Technometrics – to its website. The collected statistical data make it possible to assess the prevalence of key solutions in the field of web technologies, as well as in the use of domains and the organization of access infrastructure. All data are available for each of the three Russian domains – .RU, .РФ and .SU.

<https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=9875>

 

dotStore Sunrise proving popular

The dotStore TLD is on course to become one of the most popular Sunrise Periods so far in this round of gTLD launches. To date, the extensions that have attracted the most attention from trademark holders have been dotPorn (2,091), dotAdult (2,049), dotLondon (799), dotClothing (676) and dotWebsite (633).

<https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/dotstore-sunrise-proving-popular/>

 

BOOM! Tomorrow marks 2 years of .XYZ

On June 2, 2014, .xyz launched as the new go-to domain ending for the next generation of internet users, and we haven’t looked back since.

<https://gen.xyz/blog/2years>

 

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NEW TLDS

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Talking ICANN and New gTLDs at INTA’s 138th Annual Meeting

ICANN’s New gTLD Program has always been regarded with some degree of skepticism from the intellectual property community. After all, in-house counsels tasked with protecting trademarks online previously had to only consider a few legacy TLDs like .com and .net as well as ccTLDs like .de and .cn, whereas now they must take action to protect trademarks across hundreds of additional gTLDs. At the INTA 138th Annual Meeting, which took place May 20-25, 2016, the New gTLD Program was the focal point of one panel discussion, followed by a related Q&A session.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/talking-icann-new-gtlds-intas-138th-annual-meeting/>

 

.xyz tops 5 million domains as penny deals continue

XYZ.com became the first new gTLD operator to top five million domains in a single TLD last night, when .xyz added almost 1.5 million names.

<http://domainincite.com/20545-xyz-tops-5-million-domains-as-penny-deals-continue>

 

New gTLD Registrations Rocket Past 20 Million As .XYZ Rockets To 5.2 Million

The heavily discounted promotion for .xyz's second birthday certainly paid dividends when it comes to registration numbers with the gTLD rocketing to 5.612 million registrations, according to nTLDstats.com. Four days ago there on 31 May there were 2.920 million registrations.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24695>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/04/new-gtld-registrations-20-million-xyz-5-2m/>

 

.xyz adds 788,000 domains in a day

XYZ.com managed to “sell” at least 788,167 .xyz domain names yesterday, as registrars gave them away for peanuts.

<http://domainincite.com/20529-xyz-adds-788000-domains-in-a-day>

 

Donuts to hike prices 50% on some TLDs

While some new gTLD registries are all about the giveaways and deep discounting, Donuts has taken the unprecedented decision to actually increase its prices.

<http://domainincite.com/20535-donuts-to-hike-prices-50-on-some-tlds>

 

Donuts’ new 50% price hike explained

Donuts’ new pricing model for 10 of its new gTLDs, announced yesterday, has caused some confusion for registrants and will make life more complex for registrars.

<http://domainincite.com/20538-donuts-new-price-50-price-hike-explained>

 

Why these 50+ businesses dumped their .com for a new TLD

+600 new TLDs launched over the last 900 days. The list of TLDs has tripled over the last two years. So it has never been easier to find the right domain name for your business – but it has also become more complicated with so many choices.

<http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/best-new-tld/>

 

Donuts Adjusting Pricing for Ten gTLDs

Effective October 1, 2016, Donuts will upwardly adjust, by approximately 50%, the standard wholesale price for registrations in the following, ten TLDs:

<http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/donuts-adjusting-pricing-for-ten-gtlds>

 

Amazingly, .blockbuster will soon be a gTLD

Video rental chain Blockbuster may have gone the way of the the 8-track, the VCR, and the Nokia cell phone, but it will soon have a gTLD of its own.

<http://domainincite.com/20543-amazingly-blockbuster-will-soon-be-a-gtld>

 

Measuring the success of the gTLD program

There will come a point in the history of the new gTLD program when we have to decide whether it was a success or a failure. The criteria for success have never been clearly defined, but we can use a number of milestones and initial objectives to rate whether we can give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.

<https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/measuring-the-success-of-the-gtld-program/>

 

China might be inching closer to granting licenses for new TLDs

TLD companies have been eagerly waiting for the Chinese government to issue licenses that will allow Chinese citizens to be able to host sites on their domains in China. The government might be taking a step forward, based on recent job postings.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/02/china-licenses-newtlds/>

 

Domain name marketplace Sedo says 54 percent of new gTLDs are owned by the Chinese

China's quest for internet domination has taken an unusual detour: Exotic domain names.

<http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/02/domain-name-marketplace-sedo-says-54-percent-of-new-gtlds-are-owned-by-the-chinese.html>

 

Your time is the biggest expense with cheap new TLDs

I registered a handful of .xyz domain names early on. Daniel Negari has built buzz around the domain, and I think some of the domains I bought have value. Enough value that I pay $10 a year to renew domains like Wrestling.xyz, Prescriptions.xyz and Degrees.xyz.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/02/time-biggest-expense-cheap-new-tlds/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Three Top Recommendations from Gartner’s Latest Phishing Report

Phishing attacks are on the rise. In the first quarter of 2016, the Anti-Phishing Working Group observed more phishing attacks than at any other time in history. Gartner explores some possible reasons for this spike in their latest report on email fraud Fighting Phishing: Protect Your Brand. They suggest that it’s not that companies are doing anything to fight email fraud—it’s that their defenses are limited.

<https://blog.returnpath.com/three-top-recommendations-from-gartners-latest-phishing-report/>

 

Q1 2016 SOTI Security Preview: Reflection DDoS Attacks, Q1 2015-Q1 2016

Two quarters ago, we introduced Sankey diagrams to the State of the Internet: Security Report. Sankey graphs help visualize energy, material, or cost transfers between processes.

<https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/q1-2016-soti-security-preview-reflection-ddos-attacks-q1-2015-q1-2016.html>

 

Fraud Prevention Part 2 of 2: Developing a High-Impact Fraud Protection Program

A high-impact fraud program starts with an understanding of the evolving cybercrime landscape. We covered this in our earlier blog posting. Today’s cybercriminals use a host obfuscation techniques to evade detection which makes it extremely difficult to identify the many elements needed to investigate cyber-attacks.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/fraud-prevention-part-2-of-2-developing-a-high-impact-fraud-protection-program/>

 

Fraud Prevention Part 1 of 2: Trends in Social Engineering

In Part 1 of a 2-part blog on fraud prevention, Stefanie reviews current trends in social engineering. Fraud today is often based on Social Engineering, or the psychological manipulating of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It’s a type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access. It differs from a traditional “con” in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/fraud-prevention-part-1-of-2-trends-in-social-engineering/>

 

The Growing Threat of Domain Hijacking (and How to Protect Against It)

Domain hijacking seems like a foreign concept to most but it is a very real threat. While it doesn’t gain as much attention as spam or malware, domain hijacking is equally as disruptive to businesses and organizations. In most cases, these disruptions are temporary but they can produce lingering fallout on brands.

<http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-hijacking-protect-brand/>

 

Researchers Uncover Affiliate Network for Ransomware

Ransomware as a business is maturing and nowhere is that better illustrated than in Russia, according to Flashpoint researchers. The security firm released two reports on Thursday, one on a burgeoning ransomware-as-a-service business model (PDF) in Russia and the second on new developments in Russian ransomware kingpins targeting hospitals.

<https://threatpost.com/researchers-uncover-affiliate-network-for-ransomware/118452/>

 

Spooked by Bangladesh heist, Asian security summit works on cybersecurity

The South China Sea dispute and worries about North Korea dominated an Asian security summit at the weekend, but cybersecurity was also in focus as regional officials sought to improve coordination amid a rise in high-profile hacks.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/asia-security-cyber-idINKCN0YR0CL>

 

nz: Cyber security message getting through - Microsoft

Businesses and individuals are increasingly aware of the risk of cyber threats and are looking for ways to protect themselves in the event of a cyber attack, Microsoft's expert on cybersecurity in New Zealand says.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11651469>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Cyber Squatting: Concept, Types and Legal Regimes in India & USA by Sankalp Jain, Delhi High Court

Abstract: Cyber Squatting is a general practice where companies desire to obtain such domain names which can be easily identified with their established trademarks. This helps the public to identify the company as there is no physical contact between the two of them.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2786474>

 

Virgin avoids being derailed by cybersquatter

Multinational company the Virgin Group has recovered a domain name that is confusingly similar to its trademark.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/virgin-avoids-being-derailed-by-cybersquatter-4726>

<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/virgin-avoids-being-derailed-by-cybersquatter-10215>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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Uniregistry: 1.5 million domains in one day

How successful was .xyz’s promotion at Uniregistry? Judging by volume, quite successful.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/03/uniregistry-1-5-million-domains-one-day/>

 

Uniregistry Sets Single-Day Registration Record [news release]

Uniregistry, Corp., a leading domain name registration services company, is pleased to announce that it registered over 1,500,000 new domain names yesterday, completing one of the largest 24-hour registration periods on record.

<http://news.sys-con.com/node/3838123>

 

Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in May 2016

May is the second month in a row that Datapipe has had the most reliable hosting company site. Its own site once again has lived up to its 100% Network Uptime Guarantee, as has been the case during over 10 years of monitoring by Netcraft. Datapipe has 25 data centres globally including locations in key technology and financial hubs: New York, Silicon Valley, London, and Hong Kong.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/06/03/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-may-2016.html>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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Cisco warns IPv6 ping-of-death vuln is everyone's problem

Cisco is warning network administrators about a flaw in the handling of IPv6 packets that it says extends beyond its own products.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/02/cisco_warns_of_ipv6_dos_vulnerability/>

 

Cisco Products IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Crafted Packet Denial of Service Vulnerability

A vulnerability in the IPv6 packet processing functions of multiple Cisco products could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause an affected device to stop processing IPv6 traffic, leading to a denial of service condition on the device.

<https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160525-ipv6>

 

Preparing for IPv6-only mobile networks: Why and How

Apple's upcoming App Store submission requirement around supporting IPv6-only environments (announced last year at WWDC and being enforced starting June 1) has been getting plenty of recent coverage.

<https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/preparing-for-ipv6-only-mobile-networks-why-and-how.html>

 

New DDoS Reflection/Amplification Method Exploits TFTP

Akamai SIRT is investigating a new DDoS reflection and amplification method that abuses TFTP. This is yet another UDP-based protocol that has been added to the list of DDoS amplification scripts available for malicious use.

<https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/new-ddos-reflectionamplification-method-exploits-tftp.html>

 

Help ARIN understand where you are in your IPv6 journey

ARIN is interested in getting a better understanding of IPv6 deployment activities across the region within individual organizations.

<https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160602.html>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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How to use a local domain extension to increase sales leads through community branding

With more Australians going online than ever before, a web presence has become an essential component of any successful business. And Aussies are spending more money online too – almost $20 billion in the last year alone.

<http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/how-to-use-a-local-domain-extension-to-increase-sales-leads-through-community-branding/>

 

The Design of the Internet’s Architecture by the IETF and Human Rights by Luciano Floridi

Abstract: The debate on whether and how the Internet can protect and foster humanrights has become a defining issue of our time. This debate often focuses on Internetgovernance from a regulatory perspective, underestimating the influence and powerof the governance of the Internet’s architecture. The technical decisions made byInternet Standard Developing Organisations that build and maintain thetechnical infrastructure of the Internet influences how information flows.

<https://www.academia.edu/25886840/The_Design_of_the_Internet_s_Architecture_by_the_Internet_Engineering_Task_Force_IETF_and_Human_Rights>

 

ccTLD registries meet in Europe's capital to discuss common challenges, projects and ideas

On 17-19 May, CENTR held the 2016 edition of its Jamboree in Brussels, Belgium, kindly hosted by EURid. Data protection, Internet of Things, domain name abuse, ID federations, data monetisation – can you name them all? 25 sessions were spread over 6 rooms and one day.

<https://centr.org/news/185-news/656-cctld-registries-meet-in-europe-s-capital-to-discuss-common-challenges-projects-and-ideas.html>

 

'Whites are taking over': Race storm hits heart of Africa's internet body

A race row has broken out at the organization responsible for the allocation of IP addresses across Africa.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/03/racism_row_hits_african_internet_registry/>

 

The network layer isn’t where the action is right now for IoT

IoT discussions are increasingly focused on application-level standards, exploring how IoT devices can exploit secure reliable byte streams to communicate their capabilities and command/control logic.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/02/network-layer-isnt-action-right-now-iot/>

 

Updated 5.2 and Signature Version of the SLA for the IANA Numbering Services

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

<https://www.nro.net/news/updated-5-2-and-signature-version-of-the-sla-for-the-iana-numbering-services>

 

Failing to Scale Will Make Your SEO Pale

The world of SEO can come in all shapes and sizes, and staffing often depends on how much time and energy your company has to do things on its own. If your business prefers to skip the agency or independent contractor route and keep SEO in-house, you’re not alone.

<http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/06/03/staffing-for-seo/>

 

ITU Council reviews progress and charts future course

ITU’s governing Council ended its deliberations today, reviewing progress since it met last in 2015 while charting future developments.

<http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/CM12.aspx>

 

Domaining Europe 2016 Conference Closes With a Not .Com Day in the Netherlands

The 2016 Domaining Europe conference closed Tuesday evening (May 31) at the Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus in The Hague, Netherlands.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2016/dailyposts/20160602.htm>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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How to be successful in Domain Business

There are two essential questions you have to face when entering the World of Domains: "How do you find the appropriate price for your domain?" and "how do you know that you did not pay too much for your domain name?".

<https://sedo.com/us/resources/newsroom/how-to-be-successful-in-domain-business/>

 

Video: The golden Domain Name

Mac Nagaswami, founder and CEO of Carvertise speaks at a TEDx event in Wilmington, Delaware about how he figured out to get the domain carvertise.com from an established domainer. The challenge: He registered all available TLDs, except the .com – it was already taken. So he chose for himself to not change his business name until he gets access to the .com Domain. How did he get it?

<https://sedo.com/us/resources/newsroom/video-the-golden-domain-name/>

 

Three of Week's Top Five Sales Are 3-Letter .Coms - ccTLDs Claim 8 Chart Entries

The perennial popularity of 3-letter .coms continues unabated. While the top spot on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to Acure.com at $65,000, three of the next four spots went to 3-letter .coms.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160601.htm>

 

6 .VIP Domain Names Sell for 1,334,000 CNY at West.CN Auction

Six .VIP premium domains were auctioned on West.CN—a Chengdu-based registrar in China—on May 31st for a total of 1,334,000 CNY, or approximately 202,671 USD . The 6 premium names sold were D.VIP, 66.VIP, YY.VIP, ZT.VIP, 555.VIP, and CCC.VIP. The average price of the names sold on the auction was 220,000 CNY, or approximately 33,494 USD.

<http://mmx.co/2016/06/03/6-vip-domain-names-sell-for-1334000-cny-at-west-cn-auction/>

 

.VIP Domains Ignite China’s Domain Market

West.cn details the launch of .VIP after the first week’s numbers were released. West.cn will hold an auction on 31 May 2016.

<http://mmx.co/2016/05/26/vip-domains-ignite-chinas-domain-market-transactions-break-2000000-in-8-days/>

 

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Board Decisions to become More Transparent<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-board-decisions-to-become-more-transparent/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-board-decisions-to-become-more-transparent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>AusRegistry welcomes Uniregistry as the newest .au accredited Registrar<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ausregistry.com.au/ausregistry-welcomes-uniregistry-as-the-newest-au-accredited-registrar/"><span>https://www.ausregistry.com.au/ausregistry-welcomes-uniregistry-as-the-newest-au-accredited-registrar/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: Public trust cited as Govt improves domain name security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601083/public-trust-cited-govt-improves-domain-name-security/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601083/public-trust-cited-govt-improves-domain-name-security/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: WHATIS? WHOIS? Privacy? Huh? Have Your Say!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/185-news/653-nz-whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say.html"><span>https://centr.org/news/185-news/653-nz-whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD Registrations Rocket Past 21 Million As .XYZ Rockets To 5.6 Million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/04/new-gtld-registrations-20-million-xyz-5-2m/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/04/new-gtld-registrations-20-million-xyz-5-2m/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts&rsquo; new 50% price hike explained<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20538-donuts-new-price-50-price-hike-explained"><span>http://domainincite.com/20538-donuts-new-price-50-price-hike-explained</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Three Top Recommendations from Gartner&rsquo;s Latest Phishing Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blog.returnpath.com/three-top-recommendations-from-gartners-latest-phishing-report/"><span>https://blog.returnpath.com/three-top-recommendations-from-gartners-latest-phishing-report/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: Cyber security message getting through - Microsoft<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11651469"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11651469</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How to use a local domain extension to increase sales leads through community branding<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/how-to-use-a-local-domain-extension-to-increase-sales-leads-through-community-branding/"><span>http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/how-to-use-a-local-domain-extension-to-increase-sales-leads-through-community-branding/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cruz touts bill as 'last chance' to delay internet domain handoff<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is circulating a new bill that would prevent the government from handing off oversight of the internet domain name system without approval from Congress.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://thehill.com/policy/technology/282009-cruz-touting-bill-as-last-chance-to-delay-internet-domain-handoff"><span>http://thehill.com/policy/technology/282009-cruz-touting-bill-as-last-chance-to-delay-internet-domain-handoff</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Request for Appointment of Candidates to Participate on the Customer Standing Committee<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Yesterday, ICANN sent a letter to the ICANN Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees, and the Registry Stakeholder Group to request that these organizations initiate their internal processes to appoint candidates to serve as members and liaisons on the Customer Standing Committee.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-06-02-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Pre-ICANN56 Policy Update Webinar<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The ICANN Policy Development Support Team will provide a Policy Update Webinar on Thursday, 16 June 2016 at 10:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC, in preparation for the upcoming ICANN Policy Forum in Helsinki. The purpose of the webinar is to summarize policy activities across the ICANN policy development community and briefing the community on the Cross-Community sessions taking place in Helsinki.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-06-02-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Finland to Host International Internet Community at ICANN56 This Month<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain names are used as addresses for the most important services of the Internet, such as website and e-mail addresses. FICORA manages .FI domain names in Finland and ICANN is responsible for them at the global level. The first ICANN meeting in Finland will be held from 27&ndash;30 June 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://domain.fi/info/en/index/tietoa/ajankohtaista/2016/P_8.html"><span>https://domain.fi/info/en/index/tietoa/ajankohtaista/2016/P_8.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Board Decisions to become More Transparent<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICA has long been an advocate for greater transparency in ICANN operations, especially in the decision-making activities of the Board. Back in May 2012, reacting to the announcement that the Board would no longer hold decisional sessions on the final day of each of the three yearly ICANN public meetings, we published a blog titled, &ldquo;ICANN Board Meetings Should be Webcast Live&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-board-decisions-to-become-more-transparent/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-board-decisions-to-become-more-transparent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What happened to the proposed domain name privacy reforms?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Last year, the intellectual property community lost an important battle in the war against IP abuse and infringements on the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/what-happened-to-the-proposed-domain-name-privacy-reforms/"><span>https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/what-happened-to-the-proposed-domain-name-privacy-reforms/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>AusRegistry welcomes Uniregistry as the newest .au accredited Registrar<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As the .au namespace prepares to celebrate its milestone 30th year in operation, AusRegistry has welcomed Cayman Islands-based Registrar Uniregistry as the latest addition to the .au channel.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ausregistry.com.au/ausregistry-welcomes-uniregistry-as-the-newest-au-accredited-registrar/"><span>https://www.ausregistry.com.au/ausregistry-welcomes-uniregistry-as-the-newest-au-accredited-registrar/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CNNIC and Verisign Signed Cooperation Agreement to Provide Domain Name Verification Service<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 28 April, 2016, Patrick Kane, the vice president of Verisign has paid a visit to CNNIC. Researcher Xiaodong Lee, Director of CNNIC and Patrick Kane have discussed the cooperation in the field of domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201604/t20160429_53602.htm"><span>http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201604/t20160429_53602.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>China&rsquo;s MIIT is Hiring to Move Forward New Domain Approvals Process<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>For domain name registries eagerly awaiting Chinese government approval for permission to fully enable their domains in the world&rsquo;s most populous nation, a ray of hope emerged today in China.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://allegravita.com/2016/06/03/chinas-miit-hiring-move-domain-approvals-process/"><span>http://allegravita.com/2016/06/03/chinas-miit-hiring-move-domain-approvals-process/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Com Winners &amp; Losers &ndash; China makes a comeback<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has published the latest .com transactions report from registry Verisign, showing official results from February.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/02/com-china-comeback/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/02/com-china-comeback/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nl: DNS blocking has no place in the new Gaming Act<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On-line gambling remains illegal in the Netherlands. The government has for some years been working on a law that would legalise the activity, but progress has not been easy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/dns-blocking-has-no-place-in-the-new-gaming-act"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/dns-blocking-has-no-place-in-the-new-gaming-act</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: Public trust cited as Govt improves domain name security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Recent changes to how the Department of Internal Affairs manages government website domain names is hoping to trigger a rise in online security and result in greater public trust in government websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601083/public-trust-cited-govt-improves-domain-name-security/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/601083/public-trust-cited-govt-improves-domain-name-security/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: NetHui 2016...coming soon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Over the past few months we've been busy planning NetHui 2016 - and it's going to look a little different this year...<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/blog/nethui-2016coming-soon"><span>https://internetnz.nz/blog/nethui-2016coming-soon</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: WHATIS? WHOIS? Privacy? Huh? Have Your Say!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In Privacy Week, there&rsquo;s a debate going on about publication of addresses and contact details as part of the registration of a .nz domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/185-news/653-nz-whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say.html"><span>https://centr.org/news/185-news/653-nz-whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Data Quality in .PT<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The .PT is committed to promoting the quality of the data in the registration and domain name management.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.dns.pt/en/news/data-quality-in-pt/"><span>https://www.dns.pt/en/news/data-quality-in-pt/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New section added to Russian Domains website<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Russian Domains statistical resource has added a new section &ndash; Web Technometrics &ndash; to its website. The collected statistical data make it possible to assess the prevalence of key solutions in the field of web technologies, as well as in the use of domains and the organization of access infrastructure. All data are available for each of the three Russian domains &ndash; .RU, .</span><span lang="RU">&#1056;&#1060; and .SU.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="RU">&lt;</span><span><a href="https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=9875"><span>https</span><span lang="RU">://</span><span>cctld</span><span lang="RU">.</span><span>ru</span><span lang="RU">/</span><span>en</span><span lang="RU">/</span><span>news</span><span lang="RU">/</span><span>news</span><span lang="RU">_</span><span>detail</span><span lang="RU">.</span><span>php</span><span lang="RU">?</span><span>ID</span><span lang="RU">=9875</span></a></span><span lang="RU">&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="RU"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>dotStore Sunrise proving popular<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The dotStore TLD is on course to become one of the most popular Sunrise Periods so far in this round of gTLD launches. To date, the extensions that have attracted the most attention from trademark holders have been dotPorn (2,091), dotAdult (2,049), dotLondon (799), dotClothing (676) and dotWebsite (633).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/dotstore-sunrise-proving-popular/"><span>https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/dotstore-sunrise-proving-popular/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>BOOM! Tomorrow marks 2 years of .XYZ<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On June 2, 2014, .xyz launched as the new go-to domain ending for the next generation of internet users, and we haven&rsquo;t looked back since.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://gen.xyz/blog/2years"><span>https://gen.xyz/blog/2years</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Talking ICANN and New gTLDs at INTA&rsquo;s 138th Annual Meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN&rsquo;s New gTLD Program has always been regarded with some degree of skepticism from the intellectual property community. After all, in-house counsels tasked with protecting trademarks online previously had to only consider a few legacy TLDs like .com and .net as well as ccTLDs like .de and .cn, whereas now they must take action to protect trademarks across hundreds of additional gTLDs. At the INTA 138th Annual Meeting, which took place May 20-25, 2016, the New gTLD Program was the focal point of one panel discussion, followed by a related Q&amp;A session.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/talking-icann-new-gtlds-intas-138th-annual-meeting/"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/talking-icann-new-gtlds-intas-138th-annual-meeting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.xyz tops 5 million domains as penny deals continue<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>XYZ.com became the first new gTLD operator to top five million domains in a single TLD last night, when .xyz added almost 1.5 million names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20545-xyz-tops-5-million-domains-as-penny-deals-continue"><span>http://domainincite.com/20545-xyz-tops-5-million-domains-as-penny-deals-continue</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD Registrations Rocket Past 20 Million As .XYZ Rockets To 5.2 Million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The heavily discounted promotion for .xyz's second birthday certainly paid dividends when it comes to registration numbers with the gTLD rocketing to 5.612 million registrations, according to nTLDstats.com. Four days ago there on 31 May there were 2.920 million registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24695"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24695</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/04/new-gtld-registrations-20-million-xyz-5-2m/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/06/04/new-gtld-registrations-20-million-xyz-5-2m/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.xyz adds 788,000 domains in a day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>XYZ.com managed to &ldquo;sell&rdquo; at least 788,167 .xyz domain names yesterday, as registrars gave them away for peanuts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20529-xyz-adds-788000-domains-in-a-day"><span>http://domainincite.com/20529-xyz-adds-788000-domains-in-a-day</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts to hike prices 50% on some TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>While some new gTLD registries are all about the giveaways and deep discounting, Donuts has taken the unprecedented decision to actually increase its prices.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20535-donuts-to-hike-prices-50-on-some-tlds"><span>http://domainincite.com/20535-donuts-to-hike-prices-50-on-some-tlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts&rsquo; new 50% price hike explained<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts&rsquo; new pricing model for 10 of its new gTLDs, announced yesterday, has caused some confusion for registrants and will make life more complex for registrars.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20538-donuts-new-price-50-price-hike-explained"><span>http://domainincite.com/20538-donuts-new-price-50-price-hike-explained</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Why these 50+ businesses dumped their .com for a new TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>+600 new TLDs launched over the last 900 days. The list of TLDs has tripled over the last two years. So it has never been easier to find the right domain name for your business &ndash; but it has also become more complicated with so many choices.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/best-new-tld/"><span>http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/best-new-tld/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts Adjusting Pricing for Ten gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Effective October 1, 2016, Donuts will upwardly adjust, by approximately 50%, the standard wholesale price for registrations in the following, ten TLDs:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/donuts-adjusting-pricing-for-ten-gtlds"><span>http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/donuts-adjusting-pricing-for-ten-gtlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Amazingly, .blockbuster will soon be a gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Video rental chain Blockbuster may have gone the way of the the 8-track, the VCR, and the Nokia cell phone, but it will soon have a gTLD of its own.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20543-amazingly-blockbuster-will-soon-be-a-gtld"><span>http://domainincite.com/20543-amazingly-blockbuster-will-soon-be-a-gtld</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Measuring the success of the gTLD program<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>There will come a point in the history of the new gTLD program when we have to decide whether it was a success or a failure. The criteria for success have never been clearly defined, but we can use a number of milestones and initial objectives to rate whether we can give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/measuring-the-success-of-the-gtld-program/"><span>https://www.netnames.com/insights/blog/2016/06/measuring-the-success-of-the-gtld-program/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>China might be inching closer to granting licenses for new TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TLD companies have been eagerly waiting for the Chinese government to issue licenses that will allow Chinese citizens to be able to host sites on their domains in China. The government might be taking a step forward, based on recent job postings.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/02/china-licenses-newtlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/02/china-licenses-newtlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain name marketplace Sedo says 54 percent of new gTLDs are owned by the Chinese<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>China's quest for internet domination has taken an unusual detour: Exotic domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/02/domain-name-marketplace-sedo-says-54-percent-of-new-gtlds-are-owned-by-the-chinese.html"><span>http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/02/domain-name-marketplace-sedo-says-54-percent-of-new-gtlds-are-owned-by-the-chinese.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Your time is the biggest expense with cheap new TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>I registered a handful of .xyz domain names early on. Daniel Negari has built buzz around the domain, and I think some of the domains I bought have value. Enough value that I pay $10 a year to renew domains like Wrestling.xyz, Prescriptions.xyz and Degrees.xyz.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/02/time-biggest-expense-cheap-new-tlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/02/time-biggest-expense-cheap-new-tlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Three Top Recommendations from Gartner&rsquo;s Latest Phishing Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Phishing attacks are on the rise. In the first quarter of 2016, the Anti-Phishing Working Group observed more phishing attacks than at any other time in history. Gartner explores some possible reasons for this spike in their latest report on email fraud Fighting Phishing: Protect Your Brand. They suggest that it&rsquo;s not that companies are doing anything to fight email fraud&mdash;it&rsquo;s that their defenses are limited.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blog.returnpath.com/three-top-recommendations-from-gartners-latest-phishing-report/"><span>https://blog.returnpath.com/three-top-recommendations-from-gartners-latest-phishing-report/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Q1 2016 SOTI Security Preview: Reflection DDoS Attacks, Q1 2015-Q1 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Two quarters ago, we introduced Sankey diagrams to the State of the Internet: Security Report. Sankey graphs help visualize energy, material, or cost transfers between processes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/q1-2016-soti-security-preview-reflection-ddos-attacks-q1-2015-q1-2016.html"><span>https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/q1-2016-soti-security-preview-reflection-ddos-attacks-q1-2015-q1-2016.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Fraud Prevention Part 2 of 2: Developing a High-Impact Fraud Protection Program<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A high-impact fraud program starts with an understanding of the evolving cybercrime landscape. We covered this in our earlier blog posting. Today&rsquo;s cybercriminals use a host obfuscation techniques to evade detection which makes it extremely difficult to identify the many elements needed to investigate cyber-attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/fraud-prevention-part-2-of-2-developing-a-high-impact-fraud-protection-program/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/fraud-prevention-part-2-of-2-developing-a-high-impact-fraud-protection-program/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Fraud Prevention Part 1 of 2: Trends in Social Engineering<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In Part 1 of a 2-part blog on fraud prevention, Stefanie reviews current trends in social engineering. Fraud today is often based on Social Engineering, or the psychological manipulating of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It&rsquo;s a type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access. It differs from a traditional &ldquo;con&rdquo; in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/fraud-prevention-part-1-of-2-trends-in-social-engineering/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/fraud-prevention-part-1-of-2-trends-in-social-engineering/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Growing Threat of Domain Hijacking (and How to Protect Against It)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain hijacking seems like a foreign concept to most but it is a very real threat. While it doesn&rsquo;t gain as much attention as spam or malware, domain hijacking is equally as disruptive to businesses and organizations. In most cases, these disruptions are temporary but they can produce lingering fallout on brands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-hijacking-protect-brand/"><span>http://blog.webnames.ca/domain-hijacking-protect-brand/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Researchers Uncover Affiliate Network for Ransomware<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Ransomware as a business is maturing and nowhere is that better illustrated than in Russia, according to Flashpoint researchers. The security firm released two reports on Thursday, one on a burgeoning ransomware-as-a-service business model (PDF) in Russia and the second on new developments in Russian ransomware kingpins targeting hospitals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/researchers-uncover-affiliate-network-for-ransomware/118452/"><span>https://threatpost.com/researchers-uncover-affiliate-network-for-ransomware/118452/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Spooked by Bangladesh heist, Asian security summit works on cybersecurity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The South China Sea dispute and worries about North Korea dominated an Asian security summit at the weekend, but cybersecurity was also in focus as regional officials sought to improve coordination amid a rise in high-profile hacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/asia-security-cyber-idINKCN0YR0CL"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/asia-security-cyber-idINKCN0YR0CL</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: Cyber security message getting through - Microsoft<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Businesses and individuals are increasingly aware of the risk of cyber threats and are looking for ways to protect themselves in the event of a cyber attack, Microsoft's expert on cybersecurity in New Zealand says.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11651469"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11651469</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cyber Squatting: Concept, Types and Legal Regimes in India &amp; USA by Sankalp Jain, Delhi High Court</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Abstract: Cyber Squatting is a general practice where companies desire to obtain such domain names which can be easily identified with their established trademarks. This helps the public to identify the company as there is no physical contact between the two of them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2786474"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2786474</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Virgin avoids being derailed by cybersquatter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Multinational company the Virgin Group has recovered a domain name that is confusingly similar to its trademark.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/virgin-avoids-being-derailed-by-cybersquatter-4726"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/virgin-avoids-being-derailed-by-cybersquatter-4726</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldipreview.com/news/virgin-avoids-being-derailed-by-cybersquatter-10215"><span>http://www.worldipreview.com/news/virgin-avoids-being-derailed-by-cybersquatter-10215</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Uniregistry: 1.5 million domains in one day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How successful was .xyz&rsquo;s promotion at Uniregistry? Judging by volume, quite successful.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/03/uniregistry-1-5-million-domains-one-day/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/06/03/uniregistry-1-5-million-domains-one-day/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Uniregistry Sets Single-Day Registration Record [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Uniregistry, Corp., a leading domain name registration services company, is pleased to announce that it registered over 1,500,000 new domain names yesterday, completing one of the largest 24-hour registration periods on record.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.sys-con.com/node/3838123"><span>http://news.sys-con.com/node/3838123</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in May 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>May is the second month in a row that Datapipe has had the most reliable hosting company site. Its own site once again has lived up to its 100% Network Uptime Guarantee, as has been the case during over 10 years of monitoring by Netcraft. Datapipe has 25 data centres globally including locations in key technology and financial hubs: New York, Silicon Valley, London, and Hong Kong.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/06/03/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-may-2016.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/06/03/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-may-2016.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cisco warns IPv6 ping-of-death vuln is everyone's problem<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cisco is warning network administrators about a flaw in the handling of IPv6 packets that it says extends beyond its own products.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/02/cisco_warns_of_ipv6_dos_vulnerability/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/02/cisco_warns_of_ipv6_dos_vulnerability/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cisco Products IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Crafted Packet Denial of Service Vulnerability<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A vulnerability in the IPv6 packet processing functions of multiple Cisco products could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause an affected device to stop processing IPv6 traffic, leading to a denial of service condition on the device.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160525-ipv6"><span>https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160525-ipv6</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Preparing for IPv6-only mobile networks: Why and How<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Apple's upcoming App Store submission requirement around supporting IPv6-only environments (announced last year at WWDC and being enforced starting June 1) has been getting plenty of recent coverage.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/preparing-for-ipv6-only-mobile-networks-why-and-how.html"><span>https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/preparing-for-ipv6-only-mobile-networks-why-and-how.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New DDoS Reflection/Amplification Method Exploits TFTP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Akamai SIRT is investigating a new DDoS reflection and amplification method that abuses TFTP. This is yet another UDP-based protocol that has been added to the list of DDoS amplification scripts available for malicious use.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/new-ddos-reflectionamplification-method-exploits-tftp.html"><span>https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/06/new-ddos-reflectionamplification-method-exploits-tftp.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Help ARIN understand where you are in your IPv6 journey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ARIN is interested in getting a better understanding of IPv6 deployment activities across the region within individual organizations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160602.html"><span>https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160602.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How to use a local domain extension to increase sales leads through community branding<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With more Australians going online than ever before, a web presence has become an essential component of any successful business. And Aussies are spending more money online too &ndash; almost $20 billion in the last year alone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/how-to-use-a-local-domain-extension-to-increase-sales-leads-through-community-branding/"><span>http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/how-to-use-a-local-domain-extension-to-increase-sales-leads-through-community-branding/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Design of the Internet&rsquo;s Architecture by the IETF and Human Rights by Luciano Floridi</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Abstract: The debate on whether and how the Internet can protect and foster humanrights has become a de&#64257;ning issue of our time. This debate often focuses on Internetgovernance from a regulatory perspective, underestimating the in&#64258;uence and powerof the governance of the Internet&rsquo;s architecture. The technical decisions made byInternet Standard Developing Organisations that build and maintain thetechnical infrastructure of the Internet in&#64258;uences how information &#64258;ows.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.academia.edu/25886840/The_Design_of_the_Internet_s_Architecture_by_the_Internet_Engineering_Task_Force_IETF_and_Human_Rights"><span>https://www.academia.edu/25886840/The_Design_of_the_Internet_s_Architecture_by_the_Internet_Engineering_Task_Force_IETF_and_Human_Rights</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLD registries meet in Europe's capital to discuss common challenges, projects and ideas<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 17-19 May, CENTR held the 2016 edition of its Jamboree in Brussels, Belgium, kindly hosted by EURid. Data protection, Internet of Things, domain name abuse, ID federations, data monetisation &ndash; can you name them all? 25 sessions were spread over 6 rooms and one day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/185-news/656-cctld-registries-meet-in-europe-s-capital-to-discuss-common-challenges-projects-and-ideas.html"><span>https://centr.org/news/185-news/656-cctld-registries-meet-in-europe-s-capital-to-discuss-common-challenges-projects-and-ideas.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>'Whites are taking over': Race storm hits heart of Africa's internet body<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A race row has broken out at the organization responsible for the allocation of IP addresses across Africa.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/03/racism_row_hits_african_internet_registry/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/03/racism_row_hits_african_internet_registry/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The network layer isn&rsquo;t where the action is right now for IoT<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IoT discussions are increasingly focused on application-level standards, exploring how IoT devices can exploit secure reliable byte streams to communicate their capabilities and command/control logic.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/02/network-layer-isnt-action-right-now-iot/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/06/02/network-layer-isnt-action-right-now-iot/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Updated 5.2 and Signature Version of the SLA for the IANA Numbering Services<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 15 January 2015, the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal Team submitted the Internet Number Community Proposal to the request for proposals issued by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.nro.net/news/updated-5-2-and-signature-version-of-the-sla-for-the-iana-numbering-services"><span>https://www.nro.net/news/updated-5-2-and-signature-version-of-the-sla-for-the-iana-numbering-services</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Failing to Scale Will Make Your SEO Pale<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The world of SEO can come in all shapes and sizes, and staffing often depends on how much time and energy your company has to do things on its own. If your business prefers to skip the agency or independent contractor route and keep SEO in-house, you&rsquo;re not alone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/06/03/staffing-for-seo/"><span>http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/06/03/staffing-for-seo/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ITU Council reviews progress and charts future course<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ITU&rsquo;s governing Council ended its deliberations today, reviewing progress since it met last in 2015 while charting future developments.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/CM12.aspx"><span>http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/CM12.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domaining Europe 2016 Conference Closes With a Not .Com Day in the Netherlands <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 2016 Domaining Europe conference closed Tuesday evening (May 31) at the Grand Hotel Amr&acirc;th Kurhaus in The Hague, Netherlands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2016/dailyposts/20160602.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2016/dailyposts/20160602.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How to be successful in Domain Business<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>There are two essential questions you have to face when entering the World of Domains: "How do you find the appropriate price for your domain?" and "how do you know that you did not pay too much for your domain name?".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://sedo.com/us/resources/newsroom/how-to-be-successful-in-domain-business/"><span>https://sedo.com/us/resources/newsroom/how-to-be-successful-in-domain-business/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Video: The golden Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Mac Nagaswami, founder and CEO of Carvertise speaks at a TEDx event in Wilmington, Delaware about how he figured out to get the domain carvertise.com from an established domainer. The challenge: He registered all available TLDs, except the .com &ndash; it was already taken. So he chose for himself to not change his business name until he gets access to the .com Domain. How did he get it?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://sedo.com/us/resources/newsroom/video-the-golden-domain-name/"><span>https://sedo.com/us/resources/newsroom/video-the-golden-domain-name/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Three of Week's Top Five Sales Are 3-Letter .Coms - ccTLDs Claim 8 Chart Entries<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The perennial popularity of 3-letter .coms continues unabated. While the top spot on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to Acure.com at $65,000, three of the next four spots went to 3-letter .coms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160601.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160601.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>6 .VIP Domain Names Sell for 1,334,000 CNY at West.CN Auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Six .VIP premium domains were auctioned on West.CN&mdash;a Chengdu-based registrar in China&mdash;on May 31st for a total of 1,334,000 CNY, or approximately 202,671 USD . The 6 premium names sold were D.VIP, 66.VIP, YY.VIP, ZT.VIP, 555.VIP, and CCC.VIP. The average price of the names sold on the auction was 220,000 CNY, or approximately 33,494 USD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://mmx.co/2016/06/03/6-vip-domain-names-sell-for-1334000-cny-at-west-cn-auction/"><span>http://mmx.co/2016/06/03/6-vip-domain-names-sell-for-1334000-cny-at-west-cn-auction/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP Domains Ignite China&rsquo;s Domain Market<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>West.cn details the launch of .VIP after the first week&rsquo;s numbers were released. West.cn will hold an auction on 31 May 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://mmx.co/2016/05/26/vip-domains-ignite-chinas-domain-market-transactions-break-2000000-in-8-days/"><span>http://mmx.co/2016/05/26/vip-domains-ignite-chinas-domain-market-transactions-break-2000000-in-8-days/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
</div></div>
David Goldstein | 2 Jun 03:18 2016

the future of the domain news

Hi all,

 

auDA is currently undertaking a review of the domain news service I’ve provided, and that they have paid for, to the domain name industry via this list for going on 16 years.

 

auDA wants to know if the community still finds the domain news useful and whether it’s of benefit to the industry. And whether it should continue.

 

To gauge the views of recipients, they have created a short survey that you can complete here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DomainNameNewsSurvey

 

So have your say, particularly if you want the news to continue!

 

Cheers

David

 

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David Goldstein

 

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

web: http://goldsteinreport.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport

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

 

<div><div class="WordSection1">
<p class="MsoNormal">Hi all,<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">auDA is currently undertaking a review of the domain news service I&rsquo;ve provided, and that they have paid for, to the domain name industry via this list for going on 16 years.<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">auDA wants to know if the community still finds the domain news useful and whether it&rsquo;s of benefit to the industry. And whether it should continue.<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">To gauge the views of recipients, they have created a short survey that you can complete here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DomainNameNewsSurvey <p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">So have your say, particularly if you want the news to continue!<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Cheers<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">David<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
</div></div>
David Goldstein | 30 May 06:12 2016

auDA domain news - 30 May

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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The Myth of US Government “Protection” of the Open Internet by Milton Mueller

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/25/the-myth-of-us-government-protection-of-the-open-internet/>

 

Senate Oversight Hearing Explores "Test Drive" of IANA Transition by Philip S. Corwin

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160527_senate_oversight_hearing_explores_test_drive_of_iana_transition/>

 

Verisign says new gTLDs put millions at risk

<http://domainincite.com/20497-verisign-says-new-gtlds-put-millions-at-risk>

 

CentralNic doing okay out of new gTLDs

<http://domainincite.com/20505-centralnic-doing-okay-out-of-new-gtlds>

 

DNS Privacy by Geoff Huston

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-06/dprive.html>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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The Myth of US Government “Protection” of the Open Internet by Milton Mueller

Nationalist Republicans who want to retain governmental control of ICANN have based their argument on a false premise. To call it a false premise, in fact, is to be polite. It would be more accurate to call it a rhetorical ploy, what Washington calls “spin.” This “spin” is invisible to most participants in the debate because few of them have the detailed understanding of the IANA functions, ICANN’s history and the facts about the U.S. role required to see through the spin.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/25/the-myth-of-us-government-protection-of-the-open-internet/>

 

Senate Oversight Hearing Explores "Test Drive" of IANA Transition by Philip S. Corwin

The IANA transition still appears to be on track for consummation at the end of the September 30th expiration date of the current contract between NTIA and ICANN in the wake of the May 24th Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing on "Examining the Multistakeholder Plan for Transitioning the Internet Assigned Number Authority".

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160527_senate_oversight_hearing_explores_test_drive_of_iana_transition/>

 

G7 Ise-Shima Leaders’ Declaration - G7 Ise-Shima Summit, 26-27 May 2016

Preamble: We, the leaders of the G7, met in Ise-Shima on 26 and 27 May 2016 to address major global economic and political challenges. Global growth remains moderate and below potential, while risks of weak growth persist. Escalated geo-political conflicts, terrorism and refugee flows complicate the global economic environment. The rise of violent extremism, terrorist attacks and other challenges, pose serious threat to the existing rule based international order, as well as to common values and principles for all humanity. ... yber: We strongly support an accessible, open, interoperable, reliable and secure cyberspace as one essential foundation for economic growth and prosperity. We promote digital adoption for improved quality of life, by bridging digital divides, enabling innovative business models and affordable universal and high quality access to Information and Communication Technologies as well as enhancing digital literacy. We endorse the G7 Principles and Actions on Cyber and commit to take decisive actions.

<https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/27/g7-ise-shima-leaders-declaration>

 

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ICANN

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New ICANN Bylaws BY Steve Crocker

Today, on behalf of the ICANN Board, I am pleased to announce the adoption of the new ICANN Bylaws, which reflect changes made as a result of the IANA Stewardship Transition package of proposals.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-icann-bylaws>

 

Draft Restated Articles of Incorporation

Purpose: This Public Comment period seeks community input on theDraft Restated Articles of Incorporation developed to reflect the recommendations contained in the proposals by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group and Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability as provided to the ICANN Board on 10 March 2016 and transmitted to NTIA.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-restated-articles-incorporation-2016-05-27-en>

 

Kenya to Host ICANN's African Regional Engagement Office

ICANN has launched its first African regional engagement office in Nairobi.

<https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2016-05-24-en>

 

ICANN Launches African Engagement Office In Nairobi by Sally Costerton & Pierre Dandjinou

On 24 May 2016, ICANN celebrated the opening of the first African engagement office in Nairobi, Kenya. We were overwhelmed by the warm reception from the Kenyan Government and community. Community members from across the African continent traveled to be part of this important event.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-launches-african-engagement-office-in-nairobi>

 

Letter from Dr. Stephen D. Crocker to Bob Hinden and Kathryn Brown

Thank you

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-hinden-brown-26may16-en.pdf>

 

An Open Letter to ICANN from the Internet Economy

Dear Mr. Marby: Congratulations on your appointment as President and CEO of ICANN, an organization that is undergoing intense and rapid change. The Internet industry is an important stakeholder in ICANN, and we wish you success in your new role. The Internet Association represents nearly 40 of the world’s leading Internet companies. We support the IANA transition — both as members of ICANN’s Business Constituency as well as in our own capacity — and were actively involved in the multistakeholder process.

<https://medium.com/ <at> MichaelBeckerman/an-open-letter-to-icann-a9475711a579>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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.Club: An unprecedented look at a new TLD’s financials

During a domain name session at WHD.usa yesterday, .Club CEO Colin Campbell talked candidly about his company’s performance, including that the company lost about $1 million last year.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/27/club-unprecedented-look-new-tlds-financials/>

 

The ‘.game’ domain extension officially opens for business

Good news for game developers around the world — the “.game” domain extension has officially launched for anyone to register.

<http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/26/the-game-domain-extension-officially-opens-for-business/>

 

Now anybody can register a '.game' TLD

The menagerie of content-specific TLD names grew once again on Tuesday when registry service, Uniregistry, opened up .game to the public. It joins other custom TLDs like .beer and .nyc, which have already been around for years.

<http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/26/now-anybody-can-register-a-game-top-level-domain/>

 

.GAME Domains Now Available For Registration Everywhere [news release]

Uniregistry, Corp., a leading domain name registration services company, is pleased to announce the successful launch of the .game domain extension to the internet. .game is the first new domain extension aimed exclusively at the gaming community.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/27/game-domains-available-registration/>

 

nl: Domain Name Day

On 2 June, the Registrars' Association is organising Domain Name Day: an annual event at which .nl registrars and others active in the industry meet to talk about domain names, internet-related developments, technology, security and other topical issues.

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/dag-van-de-domeinnaam>

 

nl: 'We make digital living easier and safer'

SIDN (the Foundation for Internet Domain Registration in the Netherlands) is responsible for assigning .nl domain names and making sure that they work. If you've heard of SIDN, that's probably the role you associate them with. But it's not the organisation's only role. SIDN nowadays delivers a variety of innovative solutions designed to make our digital lives more straightforward and more secure.

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/we-make-digital-living-easier-and-safer>

 

Dittkrydder.no became domain no. 50,000

Astrid Låte in Stord was laid off in January. While hoping for better times, she has spent her time working on start-up ideas in the case that she wouldn’t get her job back. And what is more natural than food?

<https://www.norid.no/en/domenet-dittkrydder-no-ble-nr-50-000/>

 

nz: A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Formal Namespace for the New Zealand Government

This document describes a Uniform Resource Name Namespace Identification convention as prescribed by the World Wide Web Consortium for identifying, naming, assigning, and managing persistent resources and XML artefacts for the New Zealand Government.

<http://www.heise.de/netze/rfc/rfcs/rfc4350.shtml>

 

ru: 56% of offending domains caught phishing

In April 2016, Group-IB, a leading online crime investigation company, sent 103 complaints to accredited registrars demanding the cancellation of delegation of offending domain names, down 33 percent from March. As a result, the delegation of 94 domain names was cancelled.

<https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=9854>

 

Togo regains possession of its country code domain name

Togo has now retaken possession of its domain name from a private company, writes government news outlet Republicoftogo.com. The new registry for the .tg CCTLD will be the country’s telecom regulator, ARTP.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/togo-regains-possession-of-its-country-code-domain-name--1145637>

 

.VIP Launch Sets Worldwide Domain Registration Records

Imagine every membership or luxury product in China. Then imagine all their most premium brands with the English acronym VIP added on and you will understand what happened last week in China’s Internet market.

<http://allegravita.com/2016/05/24/vip-launch-sets-worldwide-domain-registration-records/>

 

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NEW TLDS

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CSC’s New gTLD Utilization Report – May 2016

This special edition of the CSC® Digital Brand Services’ New gTLD Utilization Report coincides with the INTA Annual Meeting, giving you insight into how new gTLDs are being used, including the 90 active .brands. The number of .brands and generic TLDs in the Alexa Top 1M continues to increase at a steady pace. And we’re also excited to see the recent launch of the much anticipated global.canon.

<https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-may-2016/>

 

INTA 2016 session preview: innovative uses of new gTLDs

Today at the INTA annual meeting in Orlando, co-founder of domain name registry Donuts, Dan Schindler, is speaking on a panel about new gTLDs. Here he provides a short preview of what he will discuss.

<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/inta-2016-session-preview-innovative-uses-of-new-gtlds-10164>

 

The Art Market: Bust-up with a hushed-up ending [registration]

... In the internet world there are hundreds of millions of domain names, but far fewer TLDs, which can be the ubiquitous “.com” or country codes (“.uk”), or even the more bizarre — “.plumbing”, “.blackfriday” and “.cat” all exist, for example. The online company Artsy was initially called Art.sy — using the Syrian domain name — until the civil war there forced a change of branding. Now the highly desirable new TLD “.art” is being launched by a UK-based group founded by Russian venture capitalist Ulvi Kasimov, who has been seeking ways to use digital technology in the art market.

<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/42a41c6a-2292-11e6-9d4d-c11776a5124d.html>

 

Who Rules this Domain? TLDs Explained

In 2012, ICANN decided that the number of TLDs available for use by the public needed to be broadened. They opened a window of several months for anyone who was willing to pay ($185,000) to apply to register the TLD of their choice and hence claim their own little corner of the Internet. This year, the application process for all 1900 of the first wave of applications will be complete, and the last of around 1300 new TLDs (about 600 applications went belly up for various reasons) will be made available for use and, in many cases, for sale to the general public.

<https://hostingfacts.com/top-level-domains-explained/>

 

Not-Coms See Major Boost in Alexa Top 1 Million

A new study shows that not only is the number of not-com websites rapidly increasing, but so is the number of consumers visiting them.

<http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/not-coms-see-major-boost-in-alexa-top-1-million>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Verisign says new gTLDs put millions at risk

Verisign has revived its old name collisions security scare story, publishing this week a weighty research paper claiming millions are at risk of man-in-the-middle attacks.

<http://domainincite.com/20497-verisign-says-new-gtlds-put-millions-at-risk>

 

Verisign Q1 2016 DDoS Trends: Attack Activity Increases 111 Percent Year Over Year

Verisign just released its Q1 2016 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online DDoS attack trends from mitigations enacted on behalf of customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and research conducted by Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services.

<http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/verisign_q1_2016_ddos_trends>

 

High-Tech Bridge launches malicious domain discovery service

Following a very successful launch of SSL/TLS security and web server security testing services (over 500’000 servers tested in 6 months), High-Tech Bridge completes its portfolio of free web security services with domain security radar.

<https://www.htbridge.com/news/high-tech-bridge-launches-malicious-domain-discovery-service.html>

 

Scammers target cybersecurity brands

Today, cybersquatting and related machinations with Internet domain names become a very significant problem for the Internet and its users. OpenDNS claims that cyber squatters are becoming more active during US presidential campaign, trolling almost every candidate with hijacked or altered domain names. Celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg, also fall victims of domain fraudsters.

<https://www.htbridge.com/blog/scammers-target-cybersecurity-companies-brands.html>

 

Five most common myths about Web security

Almost 3 terabytes of data stolen in the Panama Gate scandal will shortly become searchable online. Mossack Fonseca, the breached legal firm behind one of the largest data leaks in the history, had numerous high-risk vulnerabilities in its front-end web applications, including its Client Information Portal.

<https://www.htbridge.com/blog/five-most-common-myths-about-web-security.html>

 

Cybercrime Hit Businesses Hardest in 2015, says IC3 Report

Businesses were hit hardest by inbox-based scams in 2015 that robbed U.S. companies of $263 million. The numbers come from the FBI’s recently released 2015 Internet Crime Report that tallies the types of cybercrimes hitting U.S. business and individuals the hardest. According to the FBI, its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 288,012 complaints last year with total losses of $1.07 billion.

<https://threatpost.com/cybercrime-hit-businesses-hardest-in-2015-says-ic3-report/118345/>

 

The CyberSecurity Market MidLife Crisis: Part 1

At an event last night we were chatting about the current state of the security market where a glut of new security vendors have entered over the past five years, funded aggressively by venture capital and firms that all wanted “in and to go big” on Cyber. Many of these vendors are in the “newer” categories of advanced threat detection promising to help organizations find the stealthy and most damaging attacks more effectively than “legacy” approaches such as firewalls, SIEM and endpoint protection. Money was easily accessible, spending fast to grow fast was the norm. It many ways it has been Cyber 1999.

<https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/the-cybersecurity-market-midlife-crisis-part-1/>

 

Damage to customer trust and corporate reputation among the most harmful consequences of DDoS attacks

The consequences of a DDoS attack extend far beyond financial loss. These attacks also damage a company’s relationship with its customers, according to the research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International.

<http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/damage-to-customer-trust-and-corporate-reputation-among-the-most-harmful-consequences-of-ddos-attack/>

 

Danti and Co.: Cyber-espionage groups use a single vulnerability to target organisations around the world

Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has spent the last few months observing a wave of cyber-espionage attacks conducted by different groups across the Asia-Pacific and Far East regions, all of which share one common feature: in order to infect their victims with malware, the attackers use an exploit for the CVE-2015-2545 vulnerability.

<http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/danti-and-co-cyber-espionage-groups-use-a-single-vulnerability-to-target-organisations-around-the/>

 

The real reason America controls its nukes with ancient floppy disks

America’s nuclear arsenal depends on a surprising relic of the 1970s that few of us may recall: the humble floppy disk.

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/05/26/the-real-reason-america-controls-its-nukes-with-ancient-floppy-disks/>

 

Cybersecurity: the case for a European approach

The EU objective of developing a cyber ‘soft’ power privileging defence, resilience and civil society, sharply contrasts with national cybersecurity policies developed both inside and outside Europe.

<https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/cybersecurity-case-for-european-approach>

 

Ultimate Guide To DDoS Protection: DDoS Is A Business Problem

In the first of a two-part series, we examine the impact DDoS attacks have on business continuity – and why it is so much more than a network security problem.

<http://www.darkreading.com/operations/ultimate-guide-to-ddos-protection-ddos-is-a-business-problem/a/d-id/1325709>

 

INTERPOL Chief discusses global security issues with Austrian Interior Minister

Enhanced use of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities to address terrorism and the organized crime networks behind migrant smuggling was the focus of a meeting between Secretary General Jürgen Stock and Austrian Minister of the Interior Wolfgang Sobotka.

<http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2016/N2016-068>

 

SWIFT Proposes New Measures For Bolstering Its Security

Measures come amid news that up to 12 banks may have fallen victim to attacks attempting to steal millions via the SWIFT network.

<http://www.darkreading.com/operations/swift-proposes-new-measures-for-bolstering-its-security-/d/d-id/1325714>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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This UDRP should have been reverse domain name hijacking…

Everything about the cybersquatting complaint Petrofac Services Limited filed against Petrofac Qatar WLL over the domain name petrofac-qatar.com screams “reverse domain name hijacking.”

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/26/udrp-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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CentralNic results show continued scaling up of web domain business

The acquisition of Instra Group, completed in January, may be seen as transformation for CentralNic but today’s results for 2015 nevertheless show strong organic growth in the business too.

<http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/126349/centralnic-results-show-continued-scaling-up-of-web-domain-business-126349.html>

 

CentralNic doing okay out of new gTLDs

Local former rival Minds + Machines may be struggling to turn a profit, but CentralNic seems to be doing quite well out of this new gTLD malarkey.

<http://domainincite.com/20505-centralnic-doing-okay-out-of-new-gtlds>

 

GoDaddy CEO Explains Why You Should Own A Domain Name And Why You Should Be Using It

CEO Blake Irvin says owning a domain improves the digital identity of an individual and businesses.

<http://www.benzinga.com/media/cnbc/16/05/8035511/godaddy-ceo-explains-why-you-should-own-a-domain-name-and-why-you-should-be>

 

GoDaddy Launches Flare: New App Brings Business Ideas To Life

GoDaddy Inc. ... launched Flare, a first-of-its-kind, community-based app that helps bring business ideas to life. Flare empowers people to share ideas and get guidance from friends, fellow entrepreneurs, and experts in a fun and collaborative way, providing an immediate resource to receive feedback and drive new concepts or ideas forward.

<https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2016/GoDaddy-Launches-Flare-New-App-Brings-Business-Ideas-To-Life/default.aspx>

 

GoDaddy launches Flare, a community app for sharing and rating business ideas

GoDaddy has launched a new mobile app designed to help entrepreneurs garner feedback for new business ideas.

<http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/26/godaddy-flare/>

 

GoDaddy Launches App for Would-be Entrepreneurs to Get Feedback

Entrepreneurs and small business operators who want to find out if their business ideas are hot or not can put the question to GoDaddy’s new community-based app Flare.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-launches-app-for-would-be-entrepreneurs-to-get-feedback>

 

May 2016 Web Server Survey

In the May 2016 survey we received responses from 1,033,790,346 sites and 5,946,961 web-facing computers. This reflects a gain of 147,000 computers, coupled with a loss of 49 million sites.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/05/26/may-2016-web-server-survey.html>

 

Treat Yourself to a Premium Domain

Coming up with just the right domain name can be a frustrating ordeal. If you’ve got a high-level brand or business – and all the pressures that come with it – the task of choosing the perfect namespace can become exponentially grueling. Luckily (drumroll please), Namecheap has your solution. o help you more easily explore options, we’ve partnered with Rightside Registry to bring you their Premium Domains collection.

<https://blog.namecheap.com/treat-yourself-to-a-premium-domain/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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DNS Privacy by Geoff Huston

The DNS is normally a relatively open protocol that smears its data (which is your data and mine too!) far and wide. Little wonder that the DNS is used in many ways, not just as a mundane name resolution protocol, but as a data channel for surveillance and as a common means of implementing various forms of content access control. But all this is poised to change. Now that the Snowden files have sensitized us to the level of such activities, we have become acutely aware that many of our tools are just way too trusting, way too chatty, and way too easily subverted. First and foremost in this collection of vulnerable tools is the Domain Name System.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-06/dprive.html>

 

What to do when your dream website name is taken

When the founders of Tesla Motors set out to prove that electric cars could improve upon gas-powered vehicles, one of the earliest roadblocks they encountered was something much less grandiose. They couldn't register Tesla.com because it was registered in 1992 by somebody else. The company registered TeslaMotors.com in 2003 instead, something that naming and branding experts say was a smart move.

<http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/26/what-to-do-when-your-dream-website-name-is-taken.html>

 

IP Addresses Are Not Telephone Numbers - The Fundamental Flaw with the FCC's Proposed Privacy Rules by Mark Buell

Last month the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Customer Proprietary Network Information, the information telcos collect about consumers' phone calls. The Commission's proposed rules would adapt and apply privacy rules that have historically applied to the traditional telephone space to broadband carriers. It would also regulate how broadband providers use and share that data.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160526_ip_addresses_are_not_telephone_numbers_fcc_flawed_porposal/>

 

IETF's Descent Into the Political Rabbit Hole by Anthony Rutkowski

The IETF has a curious, non-linear history as a "non-organization" of technical innovators now approaching 47 years. As it approaches a landmark 100th official meeting, it has become embroiled in a controversy that takes it further down the political rabbit hole it has been deepening in recent years. The IETF is considering cancelling its 100th meeting now scheduled in Singapore in November 2017... because "concerns were raised about anti-LGBT laws."

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160526_ietf_descent_into_the_political_rabbit_hole/>

 

Take the RIPE NCC Survey 2016

We ask that you take this very important survey for the RIPE NCC and the RIPE community, and that you encourage your colleagues and contacts to participate.

<https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/take-the-ripe-ncc-survey-2016>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Pair of 6-Figure Sales - Including One of the Year's 5 Biggest - Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Quick.com took a place among the five biggest sales reported so far in 2016 this week when Heritage Auctions closed a $299,000 sale of that domain.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160525.htm>

 

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Myth of US Government &ldquo;Protection&rdquo; of the Open Internet by Milton Mueller</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/25/the-myth-of-us-government-protection-of-the-open-internet/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/25/the-myth-of-us-government-protection-of-the-open-internet/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Senate Oversight Hearing Explores "Test Drive" of IANA Transition by Philip S. Corwin</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160527_senate_oversight_hearing_explores_test_drive_of_iana_transition/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160527_senate_oversight_hearing_explores_test_drive_of_iana_transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Verisign says new gTLDs put millions at risk<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20497-verisign-says-new-gtlds-put-millions-at-risk"><span>http://domainincite.com/20497-verisign-says-new-gtlds-put-millions-at-risk</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CentralNic doing okay out of new gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20505-centralnic-doing-okay-out-of-new-gtlds"><span>http://domainincite.com/20505-centralnic-doing-okay-out-of-new-gtlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS Privacy by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-06/dprive.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-06/dprive.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Myth of US Government &ldquo;Protection&rdquo; of the Open Internet by Milton Mueller</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nationalist Republicans who want to retain governmental control of ICANN have based their argument on a false premise. To call it a false premise, in fact, is to be polite. It would be more accurate to call it a rhetorical ploy, what Washington calls &ldquo;spin.&rdquo; This &ldquo;spin&rdquo; is invisible to most participants in the debate because few of them have the detailed understanding of the IANA functions, ICANN&rsquo;s history and the facts about the U.S. role required to see through the spin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/25/the-myth-of-us-government-protection-of-the-open-internet/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/25/the-myth-of-us-government-protection-of-the-open-internet/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Senate Oversight Hearing Explores "Test Drive" of IANA Transition by Philip S. Corwin</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The IANA transition still appears to be on track for consummation at the end of the September 30th expiration date of the current contract between NTIA and ICANN in the wake of the May 24th Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing on "Examining the Multistakeholder Plan for Transitioning the Internet Assigned Number Authority".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160527_senate_oversight_hearing_explores_test_drive_of_iana_transition/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160527_senate_oversight_hearing_explores_test_drive_of_iana_transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>G7 Ise-Shima Leaders&rsquo; Declaration - G7 Ise-Shima Summit, 26-27 May 2016</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Preamble: We, the leaders of the G7, met in Ise-Shima on 26 and 27 May 2016 to address major global economic and political challenges. Global growth remains moderate and below potential, while risks of weak growth persist. Escalated geo-political conflicts, terrorism and refugee flows complicate the global economic environment. The rise of violent extremism, terrorist attacks and other challenges, pose serious threat to the existing rule based international order, as well as to common values and principles for all humanity. ... yber: We strongly support an accessible, open, interoperable, reliable and secure cyberspace as one essential foundation for economic growth and prosperity. We promote digital adoption for improved quality of life, by bridging digital divides, enabling innovative business models and affordable universal and high quality access to Information and Communication Technologies as well as enhancing digital literacy. We endorse the G7 Principles and Actions on Cyber and commit to take decisive actions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/27/g7-ise-shima-leaders-declaration"><span>https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/27/g7-ise-shima-leaders-declaration</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New ICANN Bylaws BY Steve Crocker</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, on behalf of the ICANN Board, I am pleased to announce the adoption of the new ICANN Bylaws, which reflect changes made as a result of the IANA Stewardship Transition package of proposals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-icann-bylaws"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-icann-bylaws</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Draft Restated Articles of Incorporation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Purpose: This Public Comment period seeks community input on theDraft Restated Articles of Incorporation developed to reflect the recommendations contained in the proposals by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group and Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability as provided to the ICANN Board on 10 March 2016 and transmitted to NTIA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-restated-articles-incorporation-2016-05-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-restated-articles-incorporation-2016-05-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Kenya to Host ICANN's African Regional Engagement Office</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has launched its first African regional engagement office in Nairobi.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2016-05-24-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2016-05-24-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Launches African Engagement Office In Nairobi by Sally Costerton &amp; Pierre Dandjinou</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 24 May 2016, ICANN celebrated the opening of the first African engagement office in Nairobi, Kenya. We were overwhelmed by the warm reception from the Kenyan Government and community. Community members from across the African continent traveled to be part of this important event.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-launches-african-engagement-office-in-nairobi"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-launches-african-engagement-office-in-nairobi</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from Dr. Stephen D. Crocker to Bob Hinden and Kathryn Brown<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Thank you<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-hinden-brown-26may16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-hinden-brown-26may16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>An Open Letter to ICANN from the Internet Economy</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dear Mr. Marby: Congratulations on your appointment as President and CEO of ICANN, an organization that is undergoing intense and rapid change. The Internet industry is an important stakeholder in ICANN, and we wish you success in your new role. The Internet Association represents nearly 40 of the world&rsquo;s leading Internet companies. We support the IANA transition&#8202;&mdash;&#8202;both as members of ICANN&rsquo;s Business Constituency as well as in our own capacity&#8202;&mdash;&#8202;and were actively involved in the multistakeholder process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://medium.com/ <at> MichaelBeckerman/an-open-letter-to-icann-a9475711a579"><span>https://medium.com/ <at> MichaelBeckerman/an-open-letter-to-icann-a9475711a579</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Club: An unprecedented look at a new TLD&rsquo;s financials<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>During a domain name session at WHD.usa yesterday, .Club CEO Colin Campbell talked candidly about his company&rsquo;s performance, including that the company lost about $1 million last year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/27/club-unprecedented-look-new-tlds-financials/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/27/club-unprecedented-look-new-tlds-financials/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The &lsquo;.game&rsquo; domain extension officially opens for business<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Good news for game developers around the world &mdash; the &ldquo;.game&rdquo; domain extension has officially launched for anyone to register.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/26/the-game-domain-extension-officially-opens-for-business/"><span>http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/26/the-game-domain-extension-officially-opens-for-business/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Now anybody can register a '.game' TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The menagerie of content-specific TLD names grew once again on Tuesday when registry service, Uniregistry, opened up .game to the public. It joins other custom TLDs like .beer and .nyc, which have already been around for years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/26/now-anybody-can-register-a-game-top-level-domain/"><span>http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/26/now-anybody-can-register-a-game-top-level-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.GAME Domains Now Available For Registration Everywhere [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Uniregistry, Corp., a leading domain name registration services company, is pleased to announce the successful launch of the .game domain extension to the internet. .game is the first new domain extension aimed exclusively at the gaming community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/27/game-domains-available-registration/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/27/game-domains-available-registration/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nl: Domain Name Day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 2 June, the Registrars' Association is organising Domain Name Day: an annual event at which .nl registrars and others active in the industry meet to talk about domain names, internet-related developments, technology, security and other topical issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/dag-van-de-domeinnaam"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/dag-van-de-domeinnaam</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nl: 'We make digital living easier and safer'</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>SIDN (the Foundation for Internet Domain Registration in the Netherlands) is responsible for assigning .nl domain names and making sure that they work. If you've heard of SIDN, that's probably the role you associate them with. But it's not the organisation's only role. SIDN nowadays delivers a variety of innovative solutions designed to make our digital lives more straightforward and more secure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/we-make-digital-living-easier-and-safer"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/we-make-digital-living-easier-and-safer</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dittkrydder.no became domain no. 50,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Astrid L&aring;te in Stord was laid off in January. While hoping for better times, she has spent her time working on start-up ideas in the case that she wouldn&rsquo;t get her job back. And what is more natural than food?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.norid.no/en/domenet-dittkrydder-no-ble-nr-50-000/"><span>https://www.norid.no/en/domenet-dittkrydder-no-ble-nr-50-000/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Formal Namespace for the New Zealand Government<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This document describes a Uniform Resource Name Namespace Identification convention as prescribed by the World Wide Web Consortium for identifying, naming, assigning, and managing persistent resources and XML artefacts for the New Zealand Government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.heise.de/netze/rfc/rfcs/rfc4350.shtml"><span>http://www.heise.de/netze/rfc/rfcs/rfc4350.shtml</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ru: 56% of offending domains caught phishing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In April 2016, Group-IB, a leading online crime investigation company, sent 103 complaints to accredited registrars demanding the cancellation of delegation of offending domain names, down 33 percent from March. As a result, the delegation of 94 domain names was cancelled.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=9854"><span>https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=9854</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Togo regains possession of its country code domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Togo has now retaken possession of its domain name from a private company, writes government news outlet Republicoftogo.com. The new registry for the .tg CCTLD will be the country&rsquo;s telecom regulator, ARTP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/togo-regains-possession-of-its-country-code-domain-name--1145637"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/togo-regains-possession-of-its-country-code-domain-name--1145637</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.VIP Launch Sets Worldwide Domain Registration Records<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Imagine every membership or luxury product in China. Then imagine all their most premium brands with the English acronym VIP added on and you will understand what happened last week in China&rsquo;s Internet market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://allegravita.com/2016/05/24/vip-launch-sets-worldwide-domain-registration-records/"><span>http://allegravita.com/2016/05/24/vip-launch-sets-worldwide-domain-registration-records/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CSC&rsquo;s New gTLD Utilization Report &ndash; May 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This special edition of the CSC&reg; Digital Brand Services&rsquo; New gTLD Utilization Report coincides with the INTA Annual Meeting, giving you insight into how new gTLDs are being used, including the 90 active .brands. The number of .brands and generic TLDs in the Alexa Top 1M continues to increase at a steady pace. And we&rsquo;re also excited to see the recent launch of the much anticipated global.canon.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-may-2016/"><span>https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-may-2016/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>INTA 2016 session preview: innovative uses of new gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today at the INTA annual meeting in Orlando, co-founder of domain name registry Donuts, Dan Schindler, is speaking on a panel about new gTLDs. Here he provides a short preview of what he will discuss.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldipreview.com/news/inta-2016-session-preview-innovative-uses-of-new-gtlds-10164"><span>http://www.worldipreview.com/news/inta-2016-session-preview-innovative-uses-of-new-gtlds-10164</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Art Market: Bust-up with a hushed-up ending [registration]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>... In the internet world there are hundreds of millions of domain names, but far fewer TLDs, which can be the ubiquitous &ldquo;.com&rdquo; or country codes (&ldquo;.uk&rdquo;), or even the more bizarre &mdash; &ldquo;.plumbing&rdquo;, &ldquo;.blackfriday&rdquo; and &ldquo;.cat&rdquo; all exist, for example. The online company Artsy was initially called Art.sy &mdash; using the Syrian domain name &mdash; until the civil war there forced a change of branding. Now the highly desirable new TLD &ldquo;.art&rdquo; is being launched by a UK-based group founded by Russian venture capitalist Ulvi Kasimov, who has been seeking ways to use digital technology in the art market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/42a41c6a-2292-11e6-9d4d-c11776a5124d.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/42a41c6a-2292-11e6-9d4d-c11776a5124d.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Who Rules this Domain? TLDs Explained<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In 2012, ICANN decided that the number of TLDs available for use by the public needed to be broadened. They opened a window of several months for anyone who was willing to pay ($185,000) to apply to register the TLD of their choice and hence claim their own little corner of the Internet. This year, the application process for all 1900 of the first wave of applications will be complete, and the last of around 1300 new TLDs (about 600 applications went belly up for various reasons) will be made available for use and, in many cases, for sale to the general public.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://hostingfacts.com/top-level-domains-explained/"><span>https://hostingfacts.com/top-level-domains-explained/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Not-Coms See Major Boost in Alexa Top 1 Million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A new study shows that not only is the number of not-com websites rapidly increasing, but so is the number of consumers visiting them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/not-coms-see-major-boost-in-alexa-top-1-million"><span>http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/not-coms-see-major-boost-in-alexa-top-1-million</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Verisign says new gTLDs put millions at risk<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Verisign has revived its old name collisions security scare story, publishing this week a weighty research paper claiming millions are at risk of man-in-the-middle attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20497-verisign-says-new-gtlds-put-millions-at-risk"><span>http://domainincite.com/20497-verisign-says-new-gtlds-put-millions-at-risk</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Verisign Q1 2016 DDoS Trends: Attack Activity Increases 111 Percent Year Over Year<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Verisign just released its Q1 2016 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online DDoS attack trends from mitigations enacted on behalf of customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and research conducted by Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/verisign_q1_2016_ddos_trends"><span>http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/verisign_q1_2016_ddos_trends</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>High-Tech Bridge launches malicious domain discovery service<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Following a very successful launch of SSL/TLS security and web server security testing services (over 500&rsquo;000 servers tested in 6 months), High-Tech Bridge completes its portfolio of free web security services with domain security radar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.htbridge.com/news/high-tech-bridge-launches-malicious-domain-discovery-service.html"><span>https://www.htbridge.com/news/high-tech-bridge-launches-malicious-domain-discovery-service.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Scammers target cybersecurity brands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, cybersquatting and related machinations with Internet domain names become a very significant problem for the Internet and its users. OpenDNS claims that cyber squatters are becoming more active during US presidential campaign, trolling almost every candidate with hijacked or altered domain names. Celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg, also fall victims of domain fraudsters.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.htbridge.com/blog/scammers-target-cybersecurity-companies-brands.html"><span>https://www.htbridge.com/blog/scammers-target-cybersecurity-companies-brands.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Five most common myths about Web security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Almost 3 terabytes of data stolen in the Panama Gate scandal will shortly become searchable online. Mossack Fonseca, the breached legal firm behind one of the largest data leaks in the history, had numerous high-risk vulnerabilities in its front-end web applications, including its Client Information Portal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.htbridge.com/blog/five-most-common-myths-about-web-security.html"><span>https://www.htbridge.com/blog/five-most-common-myths-about-web-security.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cybercrime Hit Businesses Hardest in 2015, says IC3 Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Businesses were hit hardest by inbox-based scams in 2015 that robbed U.S. companies of $263 million. The numbers come from the FBI&rsquo;s recently released 2015 Internet Crime Report that tallies the types of cybercrimes hitting U.S. business and individuals the hardest. According to the FBI, its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 288,012 complaints last year with total losses of $1.07 billion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/cybercrime-hit-businesses-hardest-in-2015-says-ic3-report/118345/"><span>https://threatpost.com/cybercrime-hit-businesses-hardest-in-2015-says-ic3-report/118345/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The CyberSecurity Market MidLife Crisis: Part 1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>At an event last night we were chatting about the current state of the security market where a glut of new security vendors have entered over the past five years, funded aggressively by venture capital and firms that all wanted &ldquo;in and to go big&rdquo; on Cyber. Many of these vendors are in the &ldquo;newer&rdquo; categories of advanced threat detection promising to help organizations find the stealthy and most damaging attacks more effectively than &ldquo;legacy&rdquo; approaches such as firewalls, SIEM and endpoint protection. Money was easily accessible, spending fast to grow fast was the norm. It many ways it has been Cyber 1999.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/the-cybersecurity-market-midlife-crisis-part-1/"><span>https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/the-cybersecurity-market-midlife-crisis-part-1/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Damage to customer trust and corporate reputation among the most harmful consequences of DDoS attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The consequences of a DDoS attack extend far beyond financial loss. These attacks also damage a company&rsquo;s relationship with its customers, according to the research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/damage-to-customer-trust-and-corporate-reputation-among-the-most-harmful-consequences-of-ddos-attack/"><span>http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/damage-to-customer-trust-and-corporate-reputation-among-the-most-harmful-consequences-of-ddos-attack/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Danti and Co.: Cyber-espionage groups use a single vulnerability to target organisations around the world<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Kaspersky Lab&rsquo;s Global Research and Analysis Team has spent the last few months observing a wave of cyber-espionage attacks conducted by different groups across the Asia-Pacific and Far East regions, all of which share one common feature: in order to infect their victims with malware, the attackers use an exploit for the CVE-2015-2545 vulnerability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/danti-and-co-cyber-espionage-groups-use-a-single-vulnerability-to-target-organisations-around-the/"><span>http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/danti-and-co-cyber-espionage-groups-use-a-single-vulnerability-to-target-organisations-around-the/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The real reason America controls its nukes with ancient floppy disks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>America&rsquo;s nuclear arsenal depends on a surprising relic of the 1970s that few of us may recall: the humble floppy disk.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/05/26/the-real-reason-america-controls-its-nukes-with-ancient-floppy-disks/"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/05/26/the-real-reason-america-controls-its-nukes-with-ancient-floppy-disks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cybersecurity: the case for a European approach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The EU objective of developing a cyber &lsquo;soft&rsquo; power privileging defence, resilience and civil society, sharply contrasts with national cybersecurity policies developed both inside and outside Europe.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/cybersecurity-case-for-european-approach"><span>https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/cybersecurity-case-for-european-approach</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Ultimate Guide To DDoS Protection: DDoS Is A Business Problem<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the first of a two-part series, we examine the impact DDoS attacks have on business continuity &ndash; and why it is so much more than a network security problem. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/operations/ultimate-guide-to-ddos-protection-ddos-is-a-business-problem/a/d-id/1325709"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/operations/ultimate-guide-to-ddos-protection-ddos-is-a-business-problem/a/d-id/1325709</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>INTERPOL Chief discusses global security issues with Austrian Interior Minister<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Enhanced use of INTERPOL&rsquo;s global policing capabilities to address terrorism and the organized crime networks behind migrant smuggling was the focus of a meeting between Secretary General J&uuml;rgen Stock and Austrian Minister of the Interior Wolfgang Sobotka.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2016/N2016-068"><span>http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2016/N2016-068</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>SWIFT Proposes New Measures For Bolstering Its Security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Measures come amid news that up to 12 banks may have fallen victim to attacks attempting to steal millions via the SWIFT network.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/operations/swift-proposes-new-measures-for-bolstering-its-security-/d/d-id/1325714"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/operations/swift-proposes-new-measures-for-bolstering-its-security-/d/d-id/1325714</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This UDRP should have been reverse domain name hijacking&hellip;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Everything about the cybersquatting complaint Petrofac Services Limited filed against Petrofac Qatar WLL over the domain name petrofac-qatar.com screams &ldquo;reverse domain name hijacking.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/26/udrp-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/26/udrp-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CentralNic results show continued scaling up of web domain business<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The acquisition of Instra Group, completed in January, may be seen as transformation for CentralNic but today&rsquo;s results for 2015 nevertheless show strong organic growth in the business too.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/126349/centralnic-results-show-continued-scaling-up-of-web-domain-business-126349.html"><span>http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/126349/centralnic-results-show-continued-scaling-up-of-web-domain-business-126349.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CentralNic doing okay out of new gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Local former rival Minds + Machines may be struggling to turn a profit, but CentralNic seems to be doing quite well out of this new gTLD malarkey.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20505-centralnic-doing-okay-out-of-new-gtlds"><span>http://domainincite.com/20505-centralnic-doing-okay-out-of-new-gtlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy CEO Explains Why You Should Own A Domain Name And Why You Should Be Using It<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CEO Blake Irvin says owning a domain improves the digital identity of an individual and businesses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.benzinga.com/media/cnbc/16/05/8035511/godaddy-ceo-explains-why-you-should-own-a-domain-name-and-why-you-should-be"><span>http://www.benzinga.com/media/cnbc/16/05/8035511/godaddy-ceo-explains-why-you-should-own-a-domain-name-and-why-you-should-be</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy Launches Flare: New App Brings Business Ideas To Life<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy Inc. ... launched Flare, a first-of-its-kind, community-based app that helps bring business ideas to life. Flare empowers people to share ideas and get guidance from friends, fellow entrepreneurs, and experts in a fun and collaborative way, providing an immediate resource to receive feedback and drive new concepts or ideas forward.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2016/GoDaddy-Launches-Flare-New-App-Brings-Business-Ideas-To-Life/default.aspx"><span>https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2016/GoDaddy-Launches-Flare-New-App-Brings-Business-Ideas-To-Life/default.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy launches Flare, a community app for sharing and rating business ideas<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy has launched a new mobile app designed to help entrepreneurs garner feedback for new business ideas.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/26/godaddy-flare/"><span>http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/26/godaddy-flare/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy Launches App for Would-be Entrepreneurs to Get Feedback<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Entrepreneurs and small business operators who want to find out if their business ideas are hot or not can put the question to GoDaddy&rsquo;s new community-based app Flare.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-launches-app-for-would-be-entrepreneurs-to-get-feedback"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-launches-app-for-would-be-entrepreneurs-to-get-feedback</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>May 2016 Web Server Survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the May 2016 survey we received responses from 1,033,790,346 sites and 5,946,961 web-facing computers. This reflects a gain of 147,000 computers, coupled with a loss of 49 million sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/05/26/may-2016-web-server-survey.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/05/26/may-2016-web-server-survey.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Treat Yourself to a Premium Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Coming up with just the right domain name can be a frustrating ordeal. If you&rsquo;ve got a high-level brand or business &ndash; and all the pressures that come with it &ndash; the task of choosing the perfect namespace can become exponentially grueling. Luckily (drumroll please), Namecheap has your solution. o help you more easily explore options, we&rsquo;ve partnered with Rightside Registry to bring you their Premium Domains collection.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blog.namecheap.com/treat-yourself-to-a-premium-domain/"><span>https://blog.namecheap.com/treat-yourself-to-a-premium-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS Privacy by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The DNS is normally a relatively open protocol that smears its data (which is your data and mine too!) far and wide. Little wonder that the DNS is used in many ways, not just as a mundane name resolution protocol, but as a data channel for surveillance and as a common means of implementing various forms of content access control. But all this is poised to change. Now that the Snowden files have sensitized us to the level of such activities, we have become acutely aware that many of our tools are just way too trusting, way too chatty, and way too easily subverted. First and foremost in this collection of vulnerable tools is the Domain Name System.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-06/dprive.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-06/dprive.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What to do when your dream website name is taken<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>When the founders of Tesla Motors set out to prove that electric cars could improve upon gas-powered vehicles, one of the earliest roadblocks they encountered was something much less grandiose. They couldn't register Tesla.com because it was registered in 1992 by somebody else. The company registered TeslaMotors.com in 2003 instead, something that naming and branding experts say was a smart move.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/26/what-to-do-when-your-dream-website-name-is-taken.html"><span>http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/26/what-to-do-when-your-dream-website-name-is-taken.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IP Addresses Are Not Telephone Numbers - The Fundamental Flaw with the FCC's Proposed Privacy Rules by Mark Buell<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Last month the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Customer Proprietary Network Information, the information telcos collect about consumers' phone calls. The Commission's proposed rules would adapt and apply privacy rules that have historically applied to the traditional telephone space to broadband carriers. It would also regulate how broadband providers use and share that data.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160526_ip_addresses_are_not_telephone_numbers_fcc_flawed_porposal/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160526_ip_addresses_are_not_telephone_numbers_fcc_flawed_porposal/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IETF's Descent Into the Political Rabbit Hole by Anthony Rutkowski<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The IETF has a curious, non-linear history as a "non-organization" of technical innovators now approaching 47 years. As it approaches a landmark 100th official meeting, it has become embroiled in a controversy that takes it further down the political rabbit hole it has been deepening in recent years. The IETF is considering cancelling its 100th meeting now scheduled in Singapore in November 2017... because "concerns were raised about anti-LGBT laws."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160526_ietf_descent_into_the_political_rabbit_hole/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160526_ietf_descent_into_the_political_rabbit_hole/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Take the RIPE NCC Survey 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We ask that you take this very important survey for the RIPE NCC and the RIPE community, and that you encourage your colleagues and contacts to participate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/take-the-ripe-ncc-survey-2016"><span>https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/take-the-ripe-ncc-survey-2016</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Pair of 6-Figure Sales - Including One of the Year's 5 Biggest - Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Quick.com took a place among the five biggest sales reported so far in 2016 this week when Heritage Auctions closed a $299,000 sale of that domain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160525.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160525.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 23 May 06:25 2016

auDA domain news - 23 May

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Two more speed bumps for the ICANN Reforms by Milton Mueller

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/20/two-more-speed-bumps-for-the-icann-reforms/>

 

Republicans threaten to derail internet transition

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/19/republicans_threaten_to_derail_internet_transition/>

 

ICANN to publish board meeting transcripts

<http://domainincite.com/20479-icann-to-publish-board-meeting-transcripts>

 

se: Domain names will not be forfeited from the Foundation

<https://www.iis.se/english/news/important-fundamental-victory-for-iis-domain-names-will-not-be-forfeited-from-the-foundation/>

 

Australian company fails to get Pepperjam domain name in UDRP

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/19/pepperjam-affiliate/>

 

More Domain Stats: The 10 Most Abused Registrars

<https://www.spamhaus.org/news/article/730/more-domain-stats-the-10-most-abused-registrars>

 

SpamHaus now publishing better TLD abuse data

<http://domainincite.com/20481-spamhaus-now-publishing-better-tld-abuse-data>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Two more speed bumps for the ICANN Reforms by Milton Mueller

The revision of ICANN’s bylaws to reflect the new accountability measures is proceeding on schedule. Public comments close May 21 and it is clear that only a few revisions will be needed to fully align the draft bylaws with the proposals of the IANA transition and enhanced accountability working groups.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/20/two-more-speed-bumps-for-the-icann-reforms/>

 

Republicans threaten to derail internet transition

Republican congressmen are increasing their efforts to delay transition of a critical piece of internet infrastructure from the US government to a non-profit organization based in California.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/19/republicans_threaten_to_derail_internet_transition/>

 

A Job for Rubio-Cruz: Save the Web - Off the campaign trail, the senators now turn to protecting the Internet from Obama.

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, back from the campaign trail, have something productive to do in Washington. They’ve taken the lead against President Obama’s plan to give up U.S. protection of the open Internet.

<http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-job-for-rubio-cruz-save-the-web-1463951044>

 

We Must Protect Internet Freedom: Cruz, Lankford, and Lee outline concerns for Department of Commerce and NTIA

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) on Thursday sent a letter to the Department of Commerce and the NTIA. The letter outlines concerns with ICANN's proposal to end United States government oversight of key operating functions of the Internet.

<http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=2646>

 

Cruz Sees Himself As Protector Of Internet Freedom

It looks like Senator Cruz’ letter writing campaign isn’t going to end any time soon. While previously the Senator and former US presidential hopeful was happy exchanging salvoes with ICANN he’s now switched gears and is instead focussing on NTIA and the US Department of Commerce.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2016/05/22/cruz-sees-protector-internet-freedom/>

 

Asia prepares for a greater role in managing the internet

Since the dawn of the internet, the U.S. has taken charge of managing the network. Responsibility for running it, however, is shifting eastward.

<http://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/20160519-China-Inc.-uncovered/Tech-Science/Asia-prepares-for-a-greater-role-in-managing-the-internet>

 

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ICANN

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Letter from Philipp Grabensee, Sole Managing Director, HOTEL Top-Level-Domain S.á.r.l., to Christine Willett

New gTLD Application for .HOTEL

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/grabensee-to-willett-18may16-en.pdf>

 

ICANN to publish board meeting transcripts

In a surprising move towards further transparency, the ICANN board of directors has decided to start publishing transcripts and possibly recordings of its meetings.

<http://domainincite.com/20479-icann-to-publish-board-meeting-transcripts>

 

CENTR position: Input on the Draft New ICANN Bylaws

The CENTR community welcomes the opportunity to present its opinion on the draft ICANN Bylaws developed to reflect the recommendations contained in the proposals by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group and Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability.

<https://centr.org/news/185-news/611-centr-position-input-on-the-draft-new-icann-bylaws.html>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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10 Facts About .SKI Domains You Probably Don’t Know (But Should)

Last week we celebrated reaching 8,000 .SKI domains. In just 8 months .SKI has become the second largest sports related domain name extension and the fastest growing. So we thought we’d share 10 facts about .SKI domains you probably don’t know, but should.

<http://www.domains.ski/10-facts-about-ski-domains/>

 

uk: Nominet launches Partner Programme for turing DNS analytics tool

Since its launch in June 2015, market interest in Nominet’s ground-breaking turing DNS monitoring and analytics platform has been strong. As it enters its next phase of development, Nominet is looking to recruit an elite network of resellers to accelerate its deployment into the field.

<http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-launches-partner-programme-turing-dns-analytics-tool/>

 

Nominet on the hunt for 12 partners in 12 months

Domain registry vendor Nominet is on a mission to find a dozen partners in a year to sell its first commercial product, Turing.

<http://www.channelweb.co.uk/crn-uk/news/2458818/nominet-on-the-hunt-for-12-partners-in-12-months>

 

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NEW TLDS

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Who Rules this Domain? TLDs Explained

In 2012, ICANN decided that the number of TLDs available for use by the public needed to be broadened. They opened a window of several months for anyone who was willing to pay ($185,000) to apply to register the TLD of their choice and hence claim their own little corner of the Internet. This year, the application process for all 1900 of the first wave of applications will be complete, and the last of around 1300 new TLDs (about 600 applications went belly up for various reasons) will be made available for use and, in many cases, for sale to the general public.

<https://hostingfacts.com/top-level-domains-explained/>

 

The Next Generation of the Internet (gTLD Info Graphic)

The first new gTLDs are now available to the general public. While the topic is still largely under the radar for most digital marketers, the opportunity to create unique, memorable digital experiences with domain names has finally arrived.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYbVr5DJ56c>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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ch: Swiss Ransomware Theme Day

Together with partners, the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI is organising an awareness day for ransomware today. The participants include organisations from various sectors, software manufacturers, federal offices and a range of Swiss associations and consumer protection organisations. SWITCH and the Swiss Internet Security Alliance are supporting the theme day.

<http://www.switch.ch/news/ransomware-day/>

 

Q1 2016 SOTI Security Report: Retail Takes Brunt of Web App Attacks

Retail was hit hard in Q1 2016 by malicious actors who targeted the business sector with web application attacks. That is among the findings in the State of the Internet Security Report for the first quarter of the year.

<https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/05/q1-2016-soti-security-report-retail-takes-brunt-of-web-app-attacks.html>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Phonetic argument fails UDRP test

A roast chicken stall owner who registered two domains under new TLDs in bad faith could not convince the presiding panellist that the ‘Monster Energy’ trademark sounds like ‘Magician Anna’s Chicken’ in Chinese.

<http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/domainnamesarticle.php?article_id=4920>

 

Hacker rescues Hollywood house from URL scam squatters

WhiteHat Security founder Jeremiah Grossman has published details that could help victims of domain hijacking.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/19/hacker_rescues_hollywood_house_from_url_scam_squatters/>

 

Seized Popcorn Time “News” Domain Sparks Free Speech Appeal

The battle over the legality of a seized Popcorn Time "news" domain is heating up. Last week a complaint by two digital rights groups was denied by a local court due to a lack of standing, but today they filed an appeal, joined by the legal owner of the disputed domain name.

<https://torrentfreak.com/seized-popcorn-time-news-domain-sparks-free-speech-appeal-160519/>

 

se: Domain names will not be forfeited from the Foundation

The judgment concerning the forfeiture of the domain names thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se was received on Thursday. The Court of Appeals decided to uphold the district court’s verdict and reject the prosecutor’s action against IIS. The domain names will however be forfeited from their holders and pass into state ownership.

<https://www.iis.se/english/news/important-fundamental-victory-for-iis-domain-names-will-not-be-forfeited-from-the-foundation/>

 

Pirate Bay’s Domain Shuffle Has Come Full Circle

After years of rotating domain names, The Pirate Bay is now back at its original .ORG domain. The notorious torrent site started redirecting users after a Swedish court ruling put its .SE domain at risk. Today we take a look at the rather impressive domain shuffle the site went through.

<https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bays-domain-shuffle-come-full-circle-160520/>

 

The URS: What is it good for?

Despite ICANN introducing the URS system to help brand owners enforce their rights in the new gTLDs, the numbers so far suggest that it has not had the impact expected.

<https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/the-urs-what-is-it-good-for/>

 

Australian company fails to get Pepperjam domain name in UDRP

An Australian lender that uses the brand name “Pepper Money” has failed to get the domain name PepperMoney.com from an old division of eBay.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/19/pepperjam-affiliate/>

 

au: Syntech Distributors Limited v. Tiger Bay Minerals Pty Limited - Case No. DAU2016-0016

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Syntech Distributors Limited of Auckland, New Zealand, represented by Simpson Western, New Zealand. The Respondent is Tiger Bay Minerals Pty Limited of Queensland, Australia, internally represented. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <syntechnz.com.au> is registered with Netregistry Pty Ltd.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0016>

 

au: Harness Racing Australia Inc v. Electronic Communities Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2016-0017

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Harness Racing Australia Inc of Flemington, Victoria, Australia, represented by Pointon Partners, Australia. The Respondent is Electronic Communities Pty Ltd of Middle Park, Victoria, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <hra.com.au> is registered with Drop.com.au Pty Ltd (the "Registrar").

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0017>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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More Domain Stats: The 10 Most Abused Registrars

Filling in The Spamhaus Project's domain panorama in our "Top-10 Worst" pages, we have added a page for The 10 Most Abused Domain Registrars. It breaks out by registrar the ratio of bad domains versus total domains as seen by our systems in the course of a rolling two-week window.

<https://www.spamhaus.org/news/article/730/more-domain-stats-the-10-most-abused-registrars>

 

SpamHaus now publishing better TLD abuse data

SpamHaus has updated its “10 Most Abused Top Level Domains” list to provide a much more useful insight into abuse levels.

<http://domainincite.com/20481-spamhaus-now-publishing-better-tld-abuse-data>

 

The best hosting gets even better

Over the past few years, I’ve written a number of times quite passionately about our hosting platform. I’ve covered some important topics such as Can a Domain Registrar be a Good Web Host, Changing The Rules on on Registrar Hosting and have given insight into our underlying SSD Hosting Technology platforms.

<https://blog.namecheap.com/the-best-hosting-gets-even-better/>

 

Introducing Namecheap PremiumDNS — Now Just $4.88

... We do a lot to secure our application servers, but what about our DNS servers? How can we ensure the servers that serve our domain names are secure and perform 24/7/365? DNS protection is something that the world’s biggest websites have always pursued, and now it is accessible to you.

<https://blog.namecheap.com/premiumdns/>

 

ng: NIRA Awards Galaxy Backbone ‘Best Domain Name Registrar’

The President of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Sunday Afolayan, has awarded to Galaxy Backbone Ltd, the Best .ng ccTLD Registrar in Nigeria at the 2016 .ng Web Awards organised by NIRA, the managers of the country’s Internet real estate.

<http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/23/nira-awards-galaxy-backbone-best-domain-name-registrar/>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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No IoT without IPv6

Do you think the Internet of Things will be the Next Big Thing? It can’t be. Not until we get past the real Next Big Thing: IPv6.

<http://www.computerworld.com/article/3071625/internet-of-things/no-iot-without-ipv6.html>

 

Event Wrap: IPv6 Adoption by ASEAN Government Agencies, Jakarta

APNIC and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore conducted a two-day workshop on IPv6 adoption by ASEAN government agencies.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2016/05/20/event-wrap-ipv6-adoption-asean-government-agencies-jakarta/>

 

Fragmenting IPv6 by Geoff Huston

Geoff returns to the subject of IP packet fragmentation, this time looking at how IPv6 has changed the behaviour of packet fragmentation and discussing the concern of whether IPv6 can handle big packets.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-05/v6frags.html>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Krueger’s suit against M+M dropped, for now

Former Minds + Machines chair Fred Krueger has dropped his lawsuit against the company, which concerned “missing” shares.

<http://domainincite.com/20477-kruegers-suit-against-mm-dropped-for-now>

 

We Need You: Industry Collaboration to Improve Registration Data Services

For more than 30 years, the industry has used a service and protocol named WHOIS to access the data associated with domain name and internet address registration activities.

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

 

Join the discussion on Whois data quality

What do you think needs to be done to improve the quality and accuracy of contact information in the APNIC Whois?

<http://blog.apnic.net/2016/05/19/join-discussion-whois-data-quality/>

 

uk: McEwens of Perth department store closes for last time

Department store McEwens of Perth has closed its doors for the last time, having gone into administration earlier this year. ... Assets include trade mark rights protecting the McEwens of Perth brand, as well as rights over a selection of branded websites, domain names and databases from the company's e-commerce side.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-36349516>

 

mmx.co: Dismissal of lawsuit

The Company is pleased to report that Fred Krueger and all other plaintiffs have dismissed their lawsuit against the Company and all other defendants, as initially reported in the Company’s RNS dated 26 February 2016, without prejudice, pursuant to a tolling agreement between the parties.

<http://mmx.co/2016/05/19/dismissal-of-lawsuit/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Year's Biggest Domain Sale to Date Tops This Week's Sales Chart at $1.2 Million

For the past two months TP.com has reigned as the year's biggest domain sale after going for $929,000 at NameJet - but now there's a new King of The Hill. In 2016's first reported seven-figure sale, we learned that Tribune Publishing (publishers of the Los Angeles Times) bought LA.com for $1.2 million in a transaction that we confirmed was brokered by GoDaddy.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160518.htm>

 

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Two more speed bumps for the ICANN Reforms by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/20/two-more-speed-bumps-for-the-icann-reforms/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/20/two-more-speed-bumps-for-the-icann-reforms/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Republicans threaten to derail internet transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/19/republicans_threaten_to_derail_internet_transition/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/19/republicans_threaten_to_derail_internet_transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN to publish board meeting transcripts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20479-icann-to-publish-board-meeting-transcripts"><span>http://domainincite.com/20479-icann-to-publish-board-meeting-transcripts</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>se: Domain names will not be forfeited from the Foundation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/news/important-fundamental-victory-for-iis-domain-names-will-not-be-forfeited-from-the-foundation/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/news/important-fundamental-victory-for-iis-domain-names-will-not-be-forfeited-from-the-foundation/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian company fails to get Pepperjam domain name in UDRP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/19/pepperjam-affiliate/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/19/pepperjam-affiliate/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>More Domain Stats: The 10 Most Abused Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.spamhaus.org/news/article/730/more-domain-stats-the-10-most-abused-registrars"><span>https://www.spamhaus.org/news/article/730/more-domain-stats-the-10-most-abused-registrars</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>SpamHaus now publishing better TLD abuse data<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20481-spamhaus-now-publishing-better-tld-abuse-data"><span>http://domainincite.com/20481-spamhaus-now-publishing-better-tld-abuse-data</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Two more speed bumps for the ICANN Reforms by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The revision of ICANN&rsquo;s bylaws to reflect the new accountability measures is proceeding on schedule. Public comments close May 21 and it is clear that only a few revisions will be needed to fully align the draft bylaws with the proposals of the IANA transition and enhanced accountability working groups.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/20/two-more-speed-bumps-for-the-icann-reforms/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/20/two-more-speed-bumps-for-the-icann-reforms/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Republicans threaten to derail internet transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Republican congressmen are increasing their efforts to delay transition of a critical piece of internet infrastructure from the US government to a non-profit organization based in California.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/19/republicans_threaten_to_derail_internet_transition/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/19/republicans_threaten_to_derail_internet_transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A Job for Rubio-Cruz: Save the Web - Off the campaign trail, the senators now turn to protecting the Internet from Obama.</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, back from the campaign trail, have something productive to do in Washington. They&rsquo;ve taken the lead against President Obama&rsquo;s plan to give up U.S. protection of the open Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-job-for-rubio-cruz-save-the-web-1463951044"><span>http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-job-for-rubio-cruz-save-the-web-1463951044</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We Must Protect Internet Freedom: Cruz, Lankford, and Lee outline concerns for Department of Commerce and NTIA</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) on Thursday sent a letter to the Department of Commerce and the NTIA. The letter outlines concerns with ICANN's proposal to end United States government oversight of key operating functions of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=2646"><span>http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=2646</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cruz Sees Himself As Protector Of Internet Freedom<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It looks like Senator Cruz&rsquo; letter writing campaign isn&rsquo;t going to end any time soon. While previously the Senator and former US presidential hopeful was happy exchanging salvoes with ICANN he&rsquo;s now switched gears and is instead focussing on NTIA and the US Department of Commerce.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2016/05/22/cruz-sees-protector-internet-freedom/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2016/05/22/cruz-sees-protector-internet-freedom/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Asia prepares for a greater role in managing the internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Since the dawn of the internet, the U.S. has taken charge of managing the network. Responsibility for running it, however, is shifting eastward.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/20160519-China-Inc.-uncovered/Tech-Science/Asia-prepares-for-a-greater-role-in-managing-the-internet"><span>http://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/20160519-China-Inc.-uncovered/Tech-Science/Asia-prepares-for-a-greater-role-in-managing-the-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from Philipp Grabensee, Sole Managing Director, HOTEL Top-Level-Domain S.&aacute;.r.l., to Christine Willett</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD Application for .HOTEL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/grabensee-to-willett-18may16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/grabensee-to-willett-18may16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN to publish board meeting transcripts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In a surprising move towards further transparency, the ICANN board of directors has decided to start publishing transcripts and possibly recordings of its meetings.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20479-icann-to-publish-board-meeting-transcripts"><span>http://domainincite.com/20479-icann-to-publish-board-meeting-transcripts</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CENTR position: Input on the Draft New ICANN Bylaws<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The CENTR community welcomes the opportunity to present its opinion on the draft ICANN Bylaws developed to reflect the recommendations contained in the proposals by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group and Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/185-news/611-centr-position-input-on-the-draft-new-icann-bylaws.html"><span>https://centr.org/news/185-news/611-centr-position-input-on-the-draft-new-icann-bylaws.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>10 Facts About .SKI Domains You Probably Don&rsquo;t Know (But Should)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Last week we celebrated reaching 8,000 .SKI domains. In just 8 months .SKI has become the second largest sports related domain name extension and the fastest growing. So we thought we&rsquo;d share 10 facts about .SKI domains you probably don&rsquo;t know, but should.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domains.ski/10-facts-about-ski-domains/"><span>http://www.domains.ski/10-facts-about-ski-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>uk: Nominet launches Partner Programme for turing DNS analytics tool<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Since its launch in June 2015, market interest in Nominet&rsquo;s ground-breaking turing DNS monitoring and analytics platform has been strong. As it enters its next phase of development, Nominet is looking to recruit an elite network of resellers to accelerate its deployment into the field.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-launches-partner-programme-turing-dns-analytics-tool/"><span>http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-launches-partner-programme-turing-dns-analytics-tool/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet on the hunt for 12 partners in 12 months<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain registry vendor Nominet is on a mission to find a dozen partners in a year to sell its first commercial product, Turing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.channelweb.co.uk/crn-uk/news/2458818/nominet-on-the-hunt-for-12-partners-in-12-months"><span>http://www.channelweb.co.uk/crn-uk/news/2458818/nominet-on-the-hunt-for-12-partners-in-12-months</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Who Rules this Domain? TLDs Explained</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In 2012, ICANN decided that the number of TLDs available for use by the public needed to be broadened. They opened a window of several months for anyone who was willing to pay ($185,000) to apply to register the TLD of their choice and hence claim their own little corner of the Internet. This year, the application process for all 1900 of the first wave of applications will be complete, and the last of around 1300 new TLDs (about 600 applications went belly up for various reasons) will be made available for use and, in many cases, for sale to the general public.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://hostingfacts.com/top-level-domains-explained/"><span>https://hostingfacts.com/top-level-domains-explained/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Next Generation of the Internet (gTLD Info Graphic)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The first new gTLDs are now available to the general public. While the topic is still largely under the radar for most digital marketers, the opportunity to create unique, memorable digital experiences with domain names has finally arrived.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYbVr5DJ56c"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYbVr5DJ56c</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ch: Swiss Ransomware Theme Day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Together with partners, the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI is organising an awareness day for ransomware today. The participants include organisations from various sectors, software manufacturers, federal offices and a range of Swiss associations and consumer protection organisations. SWITCH and the Swiss Internet Security Alliance are supporting the theme day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.switch.ch/news/ransomware-day/"><span>http://www.switch.ch/news/ransomware-day/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Q1 2016 SOTI Security Report: Retail Takes Brunt of Web App Attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Retail was hit hard in Q1 2016 by malicious actors who targeted the business sector with web application attacks. That is among the findings in the State of the Internet Security Report for the first quarter of the year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/05/q1-2016-soti-security-report-retail-takes-brunt-of-web-app-attacks.html"><span>https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/05/q1-2016-soti-security-report-retail-takes-brunt-of-web-app-attacks.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Phonetic argument fails UDRP test<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A roast chicken stall owner who registered two domains under new TLDs in bad faith could not convince the presiding panellist that the &lsquo;Monster Energy&rsquo; trademark sounds like &lsquo;Magician Anna&rsquo;s Chicken&rsquo; in Chinese.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/domainnamesarticle.php?article_id=4920"><span>http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/domainnamesarticle.php?article_id=4920</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Hacker rescues Hollywood house from URL scam squatters<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>WhiteHat Security founder Jeremiah Grossman has published details that could help victims of domain hijacking.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/19/hacker_rescues_hollywood_house_from_url_scam_squatters/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/19/hacker_rescues_hollywood_house_from_url_scam_squatters/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Seized Popcorn Time &ldquo;News&rdquo; Domain Sparks Free Speech Appeal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The battle over the legality of a seized Popcorn Time "news" domain is heating up. Last week a complaint by two digital rights groups was denied by a local court due to a lack of standing, but today they filed an appeal, joined by the legal owner of the disputed domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/seized-popcorn-time-news-domain-sparks-free-speech-appeal-160519/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/seized-popcorn-time-news-domain-sparks-free-speech-appeal-160519/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>se: Domain names will not be forfeited from the Foundation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The judgment concerning the forfeiture of the domain names thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se was received on Thursday. The Court of Appeals decided to uphold the district court&rsquo;s verdict and reject the prosecutor&rsquo;s action against IIS. The domain names will however be forfeited from their holders and pass into state ownership.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/news/important-fundamental-victory-for-iis-domain-names-will-not-be-forfeited-from-the-foundation/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/news/important-fundamental-victory-for-iis-domain-names-will-not-be-forfeited-from-the-foundation/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Pirate Bay&rsquo;s Domain Shuffle Has Come Full Circle<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>After years of rotating domain names, The Pirate Bay is now back at its original .ORG domain. The notorious torrent site started redirecting users after a Swedish court ruling put its .SE domain at risk. Today we take a look at the rather impressive domain shuffle the site went through.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bays-domain-shuffle-come-full-circle-160520/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bays-domain-shuffle-come-full-circle-160520/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The URS: What is it good for?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Despite ICANN introducing the URS system to help brand owners enforce their rights in the new gTLDs, the numbers so far suggest that it has not had the impact expected.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/the-urs-what-is-it-good-for/"><span>https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/the-urs-what-is-it-good-for/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian company fails to get Pepperjam domain name in UDRP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>An Australian lender that uses the brand name &ldquo;Pepper Money&rdquo; has failed to get the domain name PepperMoney.com from an old division of eBay.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/19/pepperjam-affiliate/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/19/pepperjam-affiliate/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Syntech Distributors Limited v. Tiger Bay Minerals Pty Limited - Case No. DAU2016-0016</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>1. The Parties: The Complainant is Syntech Distributors Limited of Auckland, New Zealand, represented by Simpson Western, New Zealand. The Respondent is Tiger Bay Minerals Pty Limited of Queensland, Australia, internally represented. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;syntechnz.com.au&gt; is registered with Netregistry Pty Ltd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0016"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0016</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Harness Racing Australia Inc v. Electronic Communities Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2016-0017</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>1. The Parties: The Complainant is Harness Racing Australia Inc of Flemington, Victoria, Australia, represented by Pointon Partners, Australia. The Respondent is Electronic Communities Pty Ltd of Middle Park, Victoria, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;hra.com.au&gt; is registered with Drop.com.au Pty Ltd (the "Registrar").<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0017"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0017</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>More Domain Stats: The 10 Most Abused Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Filling in The Spamhaus Project's domain panorama in our "Top-10 Worst" pages, we have added a page for The 10 Most Abused Domain Registrars. It breaks out by registrar the ratio of bad domains versus total domains as seen by our systems in the course of a rolling two-week window.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.spamhaus.org/news/article/730/more-domain-stats-the-10-most-abused-registrars"><span>https://www.spamhaus.org/news/article/730/more-domain-stats-the-10-most-abused-registrars</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>SpamHaus now publishing better TLD abuse data<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>SpamHaus has updated its &ldquo;10 Most Abused Top Level Domains&rdquo; list to provide a much more useful insight into abuse levels.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20481-spamhaus-now-publishing-better-tld-abuse-data"><span>http://domainincite.com/20481-spamhaus-now-publishing-better-tld-abuse-data</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The best hosting gets even better<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Over the past few years, I&rsquo;ve written a number of times quite passionately about our hosting platform. I&rsquo;ve covered some important topics such as Can a Domain Registrar be a Good Web Host, Changing The Rules on on Registrar Hosting and have given insight into our underlying SSD Hosting Technology platforms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blog.namecheap.com/the-best-hosting-gets-even-better/"><span>https://blog.namecheap.com/the-best-hosting-gets-even-better/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Introducing Namecheap PremiumDNS &mdash; Now Just $4.88<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>... We do a lot to secure our application servers, but what about our DNS servers? How can we ensure the servers that serve our domain names are secure and perform 24/7/365? DNS protection is something that the world&rsquo;s biggest websites have always pursued, and now it is accessible to you.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://blog.namecheap.com/premiumdns/"><span>https://blog.namecheap.com/premiumdns/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ng: NIRA Awards Galaxy Backbone &lsquo;Best Domain Name Registrar&rsquo; </span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The President of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Sunday Afolayan, has awarded to Galaxy Backbone Ltd, the Best .ng ccTLD Registrar in Nigeria at the 2016 .ng Web Awards organised by NIRA, the managers of the country&rsquo;s Internet real estate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/23/nira-awards-galaxy-backbone-best-domain-name-registrar/"><span>http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/23/nira-awards-galaxy-backbone-best-domain-name-registrar/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>No IoT without IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Do you think the Internet of Things will be the Next Big Thing? It can&rsquo;t be. Not until we get past the real Next Big Thing: IPv6.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/3071625/internet-of-things/no-iot-without-ipv6.html"><span>http://www.computerworld.com/article/3071625/internet-of-things/no-iot-without-ipv6.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Event Wrap: IPv6 Adoption by ASEAN Government Agencies, Jakarta<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>APNIC and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore conducted a two-day workshop on IPv6 adoption by ASEAN government agencies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/05/20/event-wrap-ipv6-adoption-asean-government-agencies-jakarta/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/05/20/event-wrap-ipv6-adoption-asean-government-agencies-jakarta/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Fragmenting IPv6 by Geoff Huston</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Geoff returns to the subject of IP packet fragmentation, this time looking at how IPv6 has changed the behaviour of packet fragmentation and discussing the concern of whether IPv6 can handle big packets.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-05/v6frags.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-05/v6frags.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Krueger&rsquo;s suit against M+M dropped, for now<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Former Minds + Machines chair Fred Krueger has dropped his lawsuit against the company, which concerned &ldquo;missing&rdquo; shares.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20477-kruegers-suit-against-mm-dropped-for-now"><span>http://domainincite.com/20477-kruegers-suit-against-mm-dropped-for-now</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We Need You: Industry Collaboration to Improve Registration Data Services<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>For more than 30 years, the industry has used a service and protocol named WHOIS to access the data associated with domain name and internet address registration activities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/we_need_you_industry_collaboration"><span>http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/we_need_you_industry_collaboration</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Join the discussion on Whois data quality<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What do you think needs to be done to improve the quality and accuracy of contact information in the APNIC Whois?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2016/05/19/join-discussion-whois-data-quality/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2016/05/19/join-discussion-whois-data-quality/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>uk: McEwens of Perth department store closes for last time<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Department store McEwens of Perth has closed its doors for the last time, having gone into administration earlier this year. ... Assets include trade mark rights protecting the McEwens of Perth brand, as well as rights over a selection of branded websites, domain names and databases from the company's e-commerce side.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-36349516"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-36349516</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>mmx.co: Dismissal of lawsuit<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Company is pleased to report that Fred Krueger and all other plaintiffs have dismissed their lawsuit against the Company and all other defendants, as initially reported in the Company&rsquo;s RNS dated 26 February 2016, without prejudice, pursuant to a tolling agreement between the parties.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://mmx.co/2016/05/19/dismissal-of-lawsuit/"><span>http://mmx.co/2016/05/19/dismissal-of-lawsuit/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Year's Biggest Domain Sale to Date Tops This Week's Sales Chart at $1.2 Million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>For the past two months TP.com has reigned as the year's biggest domain sale after going for $929,000 at NameJet - but now there's a new King of The Hill. In 2016's first reported seven-figure sale, we learned that Tribune Publishing (publishers of the Los Angeles Times) bought LA.com for $1.2 million in a transaction that we confirmed was brokered by GoDaddy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160518.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160518.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 12 May 05:28 2016

auDA domain news - 12 May

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With Zika fears, is ICANN dissing Latin America?

<http://domainincite.com/20397-with-zika-fears-is-icann-dissing-latin-america>

 

How the .nz domain name is managed put into clear language

<https://bizedge.co.nz/story/how-nz-domain-name-managed-put-clear-language/>

 

InternetNZ to seek more community input on .nz management

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-to-seek-more-community-input-on-nz-management--1142416>

 

Britain’s Tech-savvy Tradespeople Hammer Home An Extra £16k A Year

<http://www.nominet.uk/britains-tech-savvy-tradespeople-hammer-home-an-extra-16k-a-year/>

 

ICANN knifes Africa's internet: New TLDs terminated

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/09/icann_african_internet/>

 

African brands wiped off the map as ICANN flips the kill switch on 10 gTLDs

<http://domainincite.com/20390-african-brands-wiped-off-the-map-as-icann-flips-the-kill-switch-on-10-gtlds>

 

.flir becomes the 1,300th TLD

<http://domainincite.com/20410-flir-becomes-the-1300th-tld>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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A Legal Arms Race Threatens the Future of the Internet by Bertrand de La Chapelle and Paul Fehlinger

On the Internet, 17th century principles of Westphalian territoriality clash with 21st century digital realities. As Internet penetration moves beyond three billion users in over 190 countries, a new legal arms race develops in cyberspace that can threaten the future of the global digital economy, human rights, the Internet infrastructure and cybersecurity

<http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2016/05/09/a-legal-arms-race-threatens-the-future-of-the-internet/>

 

Keynote Address at ISOC-DC Internet "Is the Internet Fragmenting" Panel Event by Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

Thank you very much for the introduction. Before I start my remarks, I want to thank our hosts, Microsoft and ISOC-DC, for convening the discussion that we are having here today and for inviting me to participate. The open, global, interconnected internet is the backbone of the global digital economy. Its ability to enable the transfer of data and information across borders and between people and things is our best hope for global economic and social development. Its fragmentation would constitute a grave threat to innovation, productivity, democratic discourse, and the public good.

<http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2016/257057.htm>

 

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ICANN

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Changing the Keys to the DNS Root Zone by David Conrad

In July 2010, ICANN, Verisign, and NTIA added a level of protection to the Internet's top DNS layer using a technology known as DNSSEC, which stands for Domain Name System Security Extensions. This technology was developed to protect internet users against attacks that can result in domain name hijacking and certain types of compromised servers.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/changing-the-keys-to-the-domain-name-system-dns-root-zone>

 

IANA Stewardship Transition Planning Update (Volume 2) by Trang Nguyen

It has been one month since the start of the parallel testing period and everything continues to go smoothly. Click here to view Verisign’s daily Parallel Operations Root Zone Management System Comparison Reports of all the root zone files generated.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/iana-stewardship-transition-planning-update-volume-2>

 

Updated Auction Schedule

The Auction Schedule is updated as of 9 May 2016. Additional Auctions may be scheduled based on eligibility.

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

 

Recordings of Calls with Community on Public Comments Submitted on the Draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget Now Available

ICANN held community calls during which the comments submitted on the Draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget were presented by the submitters to ICANN Board and staff.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-11-en>

 

Part I: What Are Metadata? by Dave Piscitello

The concept of metadata is both simple and complicated. We readily understand what data are: they are the information that we communicate, process or consume in our ever-growing digitized society. But what are metadata?

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/part-i-what-are-metadata>

 

Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Flip Petillion

New gTLD Applications for .ECO and .HOTEL

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-petillion-11may16-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Philipp Grabensee

New gTLD Application for .HOTEL

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-grabensee-10may16-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Steve Crocker to Wardner Maia, Eduardo Santoyo, and Ariel Grazier

Global Meetings in the Latin America and Caribbean Region

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-maia-et-al-09may16-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Wardner Maia, Eduardo Santoyo, and Ariel Grazier, President | LACNIC; President | LACTLD; and President | LAC-IX, to Steve Crocker

Global Meetings in the Latin America and Caribbean Region

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/maia-et-al-to-crocker-05may16-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Jena L. Hoffman, President & CEO | International Ticketing Organization, to ICANN and the Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/hoffman-to-icann-eiu-05may16-en.pdf>

 

May 9: Celebrating Europeans' Role in the Evolution of the Internet by Jean-Jacques Sahel, Vice-President, Europe (Global Stakeholder Engagement)

Coming just after V-E Day, which celebrates the end of the Second World War in Europe, May 9 marks a coming together. From the late 1940s onwards, people from different – sometimes conflicting – cultures, backgrounds and perspectives joined forces to pursue a common goal: peace and prosperity in Europe. Sounds familiar? We in the Internet community are rather used to this kind of complex, transnational project.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/may-9-celebrating-europeans-role-in-the-evolution-of-the-internet>

 

With Zika fears, is ICANN dissing Latin America?

Internet organizations in Latin America are pissed off with ICANN for cancelling its Panama public meeting and potentially cancelling its Puerto Rico meeting.

<http://domainincite.com/20397-with-zika-fears-is-icann-dissing-latin-america>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in April

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of April 2016 are below. Any surprises?

<http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in14>

 

Istanbul domain names up for public use

Istanbul is set to expand its own online presence, as the website domain name extensions “.ist” or “.istanbul” will become available for public users starting from May 10.

<http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/istanbul-domain-names-up-for-public-use-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=98980&NewsCatID=374>

 

nz: WHATIS? WHOIS? Privacy? Huh? Have Your Say!

In Privacy Week, there’s a debate going on about publication of addresses and contact details as part of the registration of a .nz domain name. In this long post, InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter shares his take on the issue and fleshes out a bit of the background. Submissions are due by 7 June – have your say!

<https://internetnz.nz/blog/whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say>

 

How the .nz domain name is managed put into clear language

InternetNZ recently announced the signing of a MoU with the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and employment on the management of the .nz ccTLD.

<https://bizedge.co.nz/story/how-nz-domain-name-managed-put-clear-language/>

 

InternetNZ to seek more community input on .nz management

InternetNZ announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment on the management of the .nz ccTLD.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-to-seek-more-community-input-on-nz-management--1142416>

 

uk: Nominet opens Zone file to members

Nominet is making the zone files for all of the domains we manage, and a file of all registered domains, available to members for the first time.

<http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-opens-zone-file-to-members/>

 

Britain’s Tech-savvy Tradespeople Hammer Home An Extra £16k A Year

A new breed of tech-savvy tradesmen and women are reaping the rewards of going online, as the web replaces word-of-mouth as the way homeowners choose tradespeople for essential jobs around the house.

<http://www.nominet.uk/britains-tech-savvy-tradespeople-hammer-home-an-extra-16k-a-year/>

 

uk: Nominet offers bacon sarnies to get UK tradespeople online

UK domain name registrar Nominet launches a campaign, and opens its own greasy spoon café, to try to get more of the UK’s tradespeople online

<http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450295961/Nominet-offers-bacon-sarnies-to-get-UK-tradespeople-online>

 

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NEW TLDS

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ICANN knifes Africa's internet: New TLDs terminated

Domain-name overseer ICANN has killed off the majority of Africa's new internet. California-based ICANN, which has faced repeated criticism for its failure to reach beyond a North American audience, saw just 17 applications from Africa out of just over 1,900 applications for new dot-word domains back in 2012.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/09/icann_african_internet/>

 

African brands wiped off the map as ICANN flips the kill switch on 10 gTLDs

Ten dot-brand gTLDs may never see the light of day, after ICANN sent termination notices to the applicants.

<http://domainincite.com/20390-african-brands-wiped-off-the-map-as-icann-flips-the-kill-switch-on-10-gtlds>

 

ICANN sends termination notices to 10 new TLD owners

ICANN has sent termination notices to ten contracted new TLD applicants, informing them that it plans to cancel their TLD agreements.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/08/icann-sends-termination-notices-10-new-tld-owners/>

 

.flir becomes the 1,300th TLD

The milestone was hit today when the dot-brand .flir was delegated to FLIR Systems, a $1.5 billion-a-year thermal imaging systems manufacturer.

<http://domainincite.com/20410-flir-becomes-the-1300th-tld>

 

Donuts wins .doctor

Donuts has emerged the victor of the .doctor gTLD contention set. Competing applicants Radix and The Medical Registry both withdrew their applications last week.

<http://domainincite.com/20394-donuts-wins-doctor>

 

ZACR wades into .africa lawsuit, tells judge he screwed up

ZA Central Registry has told the judge in DotConnectAfrica’s lawsuit against ICANN that the preliminary injunction he granted DCA recently was based on a misunderstanding.

<http://domainincite.com/20404-zacr-wades-into-africa-lawsuit-tells-judge-he-screwed-up>

 

New Internet domains highlighted at Middle East DNS Forum

On May 4 and 5, 2016, the city of Tunis hosted the Middle East DNS Forum. Co-organised by ICANN and the Tunisian Internet Agency, the event was opened by Tunisian Minister for Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Nouman Fehri.

<http://post.milathan.com/2016/05/new-internet-domains-highlighted-at-middle-east-dns-forum/>

 

Rightside Announces First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Rightside Group, Ltd., a leading provider of domain name services that advance the way businesses and consumers define and present themselves online, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

<http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=970333>

 

Rightside to modernize eNom, predicts $75m new gTLD revs

Rightside used its first quarter earnings call yesterday to address, albeit indirectly, some of the criticisms recently leveled at it by activist investors and competitors.

<http://domainincite.com/20412-rightside-to-modernize-enom-predicts-75m-new-gtld-revs>

 

Rightside targets $50-$75 million annual registry revenue in 3-5 years

Rightside’s revenue from new TLDs might be trivial to its business right now, but the company expects big things in the future.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/11/rightside-targets-50-75-million-registry-2019-2021/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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More than 80,000 accounts with .sg domain names stolen

Last week, US-based cyber security firm Hold Security recovered 272.3 million stolen accounts from a fraudster. Out of those, 88,000 accounts originated from Singapore, Hold Security's founder and chief information security officer Alex Holden told The New Paper in an e-mail.

<http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/more-80000-accounts-sg-domain-names-stolen>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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.store, .vip, .email: New gTLDs hit by cybersquatters

... It comes as no surprise that the growing importance of new gTLDs is attracting cybersquatters. But the latest figures show that many right holders may have learned their lessons from the past. They have taken action proactively to protect their brands against a new wave of cybersquatting. Further to that, several very effective measures are in place or have been introduced together with the new gTLDs:

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=0a25835e-7522-4edf-aa0e-64907a79809f>

 

.Cars cybersquatter is about to learn an expensive lesson

With an annual price tag of over $2,000, you’d think that all cybersquatters would be deterred from registering famous brands in the .car, .cars and .auto TLDs.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/cars-cybersquatter/>

 

au: Packsize LLC v. Kiekaboo Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2016-0006

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Packsize LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America ("United States"), represented by Workman Nydegger, United States. The Respondent is Kiekaboo Pty Ltd of Avalon, New South Wales, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <packsize.com.au> is registered with GoDaddy.com, LLC (the "Registrar").

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0006>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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Web.com acquires dozens of registrars from Rightside

Web.com has acquired dozens of registrars from rival/partner Rightside, seemingly to boost the success rate of its SnapNames domain drop-catching business.

<http://domainincite.com/20419-web-com-acquires-dozens-of-registrars-from-rightside>

 

GoDaddy Addresses Blind XSS Vulnerability Affecting Online Support

Domain registrar GoDaddy fixed a vulnerability affecting systems used by its customer support agents that could have been abused to take over, modify or delete accounts.

<https://threatpost.com/godaddy-addresses-blind-xss-vulnerability-affecting-online-support/117950/>

 

Tucows Reports Continuing Strong Financial Results for First Quarter of 2016

Tucows Inc., a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. All figures are in U.S. dollars.

<http://www.tucows.com/tucows-reports-continuing-strong-financial-results-for-first-quarter-of-2016/>

 

Tucows expects $2 million gross margin per year from Melbourne IT acquisition

Tucows expects its acquisition of reseller accounts from Melbourne IT to generate $2 million in gross margin per year, the company revealed yesterday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/tucows-melbourne-it/>

 

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IPv4/IPv6

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Việt Nam’s IPv6 usage remains low

The rate of IPv6 usage in Việt Nam was reported at only 0.03 per cent, 300 times lower than the world’s average rate at 10.4 per cent.

<http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/296532/viet-nams-ipv6-usage-remains-low.html>

<http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/156205/vietnam-lagging-behind-global-use-of-ipv6.html>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Changing domain names in 2016: 10 easily overlooked steps that can save SEO

Moving your site to a new domain can be fraught with SEO issues, even without a redesign or CMS migration. Columnist Glenn Gabe has some insights on what issues to anticipate and how to handle them.

<http://marketingland.com/changing-domain-names-2016-10-easily-overlooked-steps-can-save-seo-176048>

 

Internet Pharmacy Safeguards, We Salute You by Libby Baney

As I wrote in December 2015, some Internet commerce companies - including domain name registries, registrars, advertising providers, social media platforms, payment processors and shippers - are doing right by patients in taking voluntary action against illegal online drug sellers. This is no small feat as 97% of the roughly 35,000 active online drug sellers are operating illegally.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160509_internet_pharmacy_safeguards_we_salute_you/>

 

Trademarks and Copyrights with Daliah Saper – DNW Podcast #83

What do domain name investors and domain developers need to know about trademarks and copyrights? Daliah Saper of Saper Law gives a quick crash course on today’s podcast, including trademarking a domain name. I consider myself well-versed in this topic, but I learned quite a bit. You will too.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/trademarks-copyrights-daliah-saper-podcast/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Premium domains are confusing, but can be profitable for domain name registries

Premium domain names in new TLDS–those priced higher than the regular price for registration–can be frustrating for domain investors. But there’s no doubt that a premium strategy can be worthwhile for a registry. The key is in execution.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/premium-domain-new-tld/>

 

Who Contacts Whom: A Material Factor in Selling Domain Names Corresponding to Trademarks by Gerald M. Levine

Acquiring domain names for the purpose of selling them to complainants is the second most heavily invoked of the four circumstances that are evidence of abusive registration. Because no self-respecting domain name reseller will ever admit to acquiring domain names "primarily for the purpose" of selling them to complainants "for valuable consideration in excess of [their] documented out-of-pocket costs directly related to the domain name" evidence of bad faith is typically deduced by other factors.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160509_material_factor_selling_domain_names_corresponding_to_trademarks/>

 

.Club and Radix domains get top billing at TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon

.Club and several domains from Radix got great exposure at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon this past weekend.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/club-radix-domains-get-top-billing-techcrunch-disrupt-nyc/>

 

LA.com domain name sold for $1.2 million

In March, I wrote about how Tribune Publishing Company, publisher of the L.A. Times, acquired the valuable domain name LA.com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/la-com-sold-1-2-million/>

 

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David Goldstein

 

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

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport

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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With Zika fears, is ICANN dissing Latin America?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20397-with-zika-fears-is-icann-dissing-latin-america"><span>http://domainincite.com/20397-with-zika-fears-is-icann-dissing-latin-america</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How the .nz domain name is managed put into clear language<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://bizedge.co.nz/story/how-nz-domain-name-managed-put-clear-language/"><span>https://bizedge.co.nz/story/how-nz-domain-name-managed-put-clear-language/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>InternetNZ to seek more community input on .nz management<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-to-seek-more-community-input-on-nz-management--1142416"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-to-seek-more-community-input-on-nz-management--1142416</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Britain&rsquo;s Tech-savvy Tradespeople Hammer Home An Extra &pound;16k A Year<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.uk/britains-tech-savvy-tradespeople-hammer-home-an-extra-16k-a-year/"><span>http://www.nominet.uk/britains-tech-savvy-tradespeople-hammer-home-an-extra-16k-a-year/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN knifes Africa's internet: New TLDs terminated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/09/icann_african_internet/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/09/icann_african_internet/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>African brands wiped off the map as ICANN flips the kill switch on 10 gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20390-african-brands-wiped-off-the-map-as-icann-flips-the-kill-switch-on-10-gtlds"><span>http://domainincite.com/20390-african-brands-wiped-off-the-map-as-icann-flips-the-kill-switch-on-10-gtlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.flir becomes the 1,300th TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20410-flir-becomes-the-1300th-tld"><span>http://domainincite.com/20410-flir-becomes-the-1300th-tld</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A Legal Arms Race Threatens the Future of the Internet by Bertrand de La Chapelle and Paul Fehlinger</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On the Internet, 17th century principles of Westphalian territoriality clash with 21st century digital realities. As Internet penetration moves beyond three billion users in over 190 countries, a new legal arms race develops in cyberspace that can threaten the future of the global digital economy, human rights, the Internet infrastructure and cybersecurity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2016/05/09/a-legal-arms-race-threatens-the-future-of-the-internet/"><span>http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2016/05/09/a-legal-arms-race-threatens-the-future-of-the-internet/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Keynote Address at ISOC-DC Internet "Is the Internet Fragmenting" Panel Event by Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Thank you very much for the introduction. Before I start my remarks, I want to thank our hosts, Microsoft and ISOC-DC, for convening the discussion that we are having here today and for inviting me to participate. The open, global, interconnected internet is the backbone of the global digital economy. Its ability to enable the transfer of data and information across borders and between people and things is our best hope for global economic and social development. Its fragmentation would constitute a grave threat to innovation, productivity, democratic discourse, and the public good.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2016/257057.htm"><span>http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2016/257057.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Changing the Keys to the DNS Root Zone by David Conrad</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In July 2010, ICANN, Verisign, and NTIA added a level of protection to the Internet's top DNS layer using a technology known as DNSSEC, which stands for Domain Name System Security Extensions. This technology was developed to protect internet users against attacks that can result in domain name hijacking and certain types of compromised servers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/changing-the-keys-to-the-domain-name-system-dns-root-zone"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/changing-the-keys-to-the-domain-name-system-dns-root-zone</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IANA Stewardship Transition Planning Update (Volume 2) by Trang Nguyen<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It has been one month since the start of the parallel testing period and everything continues to go smoothly. Click here to view Verisign&rsquo;s daily Parallel Operations Root Zone Management System Comparison Reports of all the root zone files generated.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/iana-stewardship-transition-planning-update-volume-2"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/iana-stewardship-transition-planning-update-volume-2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Updated Auction Schedule<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Auction Schedule is updated as of 9 May 2016. Additional Auctions may be scheduled based on eligibility.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions"><span>https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Recordings of Calls with Community on Public Comments Submitted on the Draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget Now Available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN held community calls during which the comments submitted on the Draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget were presented by the submitters to ICANN Board and staff.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-11-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-11-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Part I: What Are Metadata? by Dave Piscitello<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The concept of metadata is both simple and complicated. We readily understand what data are: they are the information that we communicate, process or consume in our ever-growing digitized society. But what are metadata?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/part-i-what-are-metadata"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/part-i-what-are-metadata</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Flip Petillion</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD Applications for .ECO and .HOTEL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-petillion-11may16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-petillion-11may16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Philipp Grabensee<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD Application for .HOTEL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-grabensee-10may16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-grabensee-10may16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from Steve Crocker to Wardner Maia, Eduardo Santoyo, and Ariel Grazier</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Global Meetings in the Latin America and Caribbean Region<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-maia-et-al-09may16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-maia-et-al-09may16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from Wardner Maia, Eduardo Santoyo, and Ariel Grazier, President | LACNIC; President | LACTLD; and President | LAC-IX, to Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Global Meetings in the Latin America and Caribbean Region<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/maia-et-al-to-crocker-05may16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/maia-et-al-to-crocker-05may16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter from Jena L. Hoffman, President &amp; CEO | International Ticketing Organization, to ICANN and the Economist Intelligence Unit<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/hoffman-to-icann-eiu-05may16-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/hoffman-to-icann-eiu-05may16-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>May 9: Celebrating Europeans' Role in the Evolution of the Internet by Jean-Jacques Sahel, Vice-President, Europe (Global Stakeholder Engagement)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Coming just after V-E Day, which celebrates the end of the Second World War in Europe, May 9 marks a coming together. From the late 1940s onwards, people from different &ndash; sometimes conflicting &ndash; cultures, backgrounds and perspectives joined forces to pursue a common goal: peace and prosperity in Europe. Sounds familiar? We in the Internet community are rather used to this kind of complex, transnational project.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/may-9-celebrating-europeans-role-in-the-evolution-of-the-internet"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/may-9-celebrating-europeans-role-in-the-evolution-of-the-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With Zika fears, is ICANN dissing Latin America?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet organizations in Latin America are pissed off with ICANN for cancelling its Panama public meeting and potentially cancelling its Puerto Rico meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20397-with-zika-fears-is-icann-dissing-latin-america"><span>http://domainincite.com/20397-with-zika-fears-is-icann-dissing-latin-america</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com &amp; .Net Registrations in April<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of April 2016 are below. Any surprises?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in14"><span>http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in14</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Istanbul domain names up for public use<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Istanbul is set to expand its own online presence, as the website domain name extensions &ldquo;.ist&rdquo; or &ldquo;.istanbul&rdquo; will become available for public users starting from May 10.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/istanbul-domain-names-up-for-public-use-.aspx?pageID=238&amp;nID=98980&amp;NewsCatID=374"><span>http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/istanbul-domain-names-up-for-public-use-.aspx?pageID=238&amp;nID=98980&amp;NewsCatID=374</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: WHATIS? WHOIS? Privacy? Huh? Have Your Say!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In Privacy Week, there&rsquo;s a debate going on about publication of addresses and contact details as part of the registration of a .nz domain name. In this long post, InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter shares his take on the issue and fleshes out a bit of the background. Submissions are due by 7 June &ndash; have your say!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/blog/whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say"><span>https://internetnz.nz/blog/whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How the .nz domain name is managed put into clear language<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>InternetNZ recently announced the signing of a MoU with the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and employment on the management of the .nz ccTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://bizedge.co.nz/story/how-nz-domain-name-managed-put-clear-language/"><span>https://bizedge.co.nz/story/how-nz-domain-name-managed-put-clear-language/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>InternetNZ to seek more community input on .nz management<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>InternetNZ announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment on the management of the .nz ccTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-to-seek-more-community-input-on-nz-management--1142416"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-to-seek-more-community-input-on-nz-management--1142416</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>uk: Nominet opens Zone file to members<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet is making the zone files for all of the domains we manage, and a file of all registered domains, available to members for the first time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-opens-zone-file-to-members/"><span>http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-opens-zone-file-to-members/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Britain&rsquo;s Tech-savvy Tradespeople Hammer Home An Extra &pound;16k A Year<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A new breed of tech-savvy tradesmen and women are reaping the rewards of going online, as the web replaces word-of-mouth as the way homeowners choose tradespeople for essential jobs around the house.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.uk/britains-tech-savvy-tradespeople-hammer-home-an-extra-16k-a-year/"><span>http://www.nominet.uk/britains-tech-savvy-tradespeople-hammer-home-an-extra-16k-a-year/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>uk: Nominet offers bacon sarnies to get UK tradespeople online</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>UK domain name registrar Nominet launches a campaign, and opens its own greasy spoon caf&eacute;, to try to get more of the UK&rsquo;s tradespeople online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450295961/Nominet-offers-bacon-sarnies-to-get-UK-tradespeople-online"><span>http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450295961/Nominet-offers-bacon-sarnies-to-get-UK-tradespeople-online</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN knifes Africa's internet: New TLDs terminated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain-name overseer ICANN has killed off the majority of Africa's new internet. California-based ICANN, which has faced repeated criticism for its failure to reach beyond a North American audience, saw just 17 applications from Africa out of just over 1,900 applications for new dot-word domains back in 2012.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/09/icann_african_internet/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/09/icann_african_internet/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>African brands wiped off the map as ICANN flips the kill switch on 10 gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Ten dot-brand gTLDs may never see the light of day, after ICANN sent termination notices to the applicants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20390-african-brands-wiped-off-the-map-as-icann-flips-the-kill-switch-on-10-gtlds"><span>http://domainincite.com/20390-african-brands-wiped-off-the-map-as-icann-flips-the-kill-switch-on-10-gtlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN sends termination notices to 10 new TLD owners<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has sent termination notices to ten contracted new TLD applicants, informing them that it plans to cancel their TLD agreements.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/08/icann-sends-termination-notices-10-new-tld-owners/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/08/icann-sends-termination-notices-10-new-tld-owners/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.flir becomes the 1,300th TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The milestone was hit today when the dot-brand .flir was delegated to FLIR Systems, a $1.5 billion-a-year thermal imaging systems manufacturer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20410-flir-becomes-the-1300th-tld"><span>http://domainincite.com/20410-flir-becomes-the-1300th-tld</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts wins .doctor<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts has emerged the victor of the .doctor gTLD contention set. Competing applicants Radix and The Medical Registry both withdrew their applications last week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20394-donuts-wins-doctor"><span>http://domainincite.com/20394-donuts-wins-doctor</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ZACR wades into .africa lawsuit, tells judge he screwed up<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ZA Central Registry has told the judge in DotConnectAfrica&rsquo;s lawsuit against ICANN that the preliminary injunction he granted DCA recently was based on a misunderstanding.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20404-zacr-wades-into-africa-lawsuit-tells-judge-he-screwed-up"><span>http://domainincite.com/20404-zacr-wades-into-africa-lawsuit-tells-judge-he-screwed-up</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New Internet domains highlighted at Middle East DNS Forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On May 4 and 5, 2016, the city of Tunis hosted the Middle East DNS Forum. Co-organised by ICANN and the Tunisian Internet Agency, the event was opened by Tunisian Minister for Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Nouman Fehri.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/2016/05/new-internet-domains-highlighted-at-middle-east-dns-forum/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/2016/05/new-internet-domains-highlighted-at-middle-east-dns-forum/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside Announces First Quarter 2016 Financial Results<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside Group, Ltd., a leading provider of domain name services that advance the way businesses and consumers define and present themselves online, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=970333"><span>http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=970333</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside to modernize eNom, predicts $75m new gTLD revs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside used its first quarter earnings call yesterday to address, albeit indirectly, some of the criticisms recently leveled at it by activist investors and competitors.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20412-rightside-to-modernize-enom-predicts-75m-new-gtld-revs"><span>http://domainincite.com/20412-rightside-to-modernize-enom-predicts-75m-new-gtld-revs</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside targets $50-$75 million annual registry revenue in 3-5 years<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Rightside&rsquo;s revenue from new TLDs might be trivial to its business right now, but the company expects big things in the future.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/11/rightside-targets-50-75-million-registry-2019-2021/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/11/rightside-targets-50-75-million-registry-2019-2021/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>More than 80,000 accounts with .sg domain names stolen<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Last week, US-based cyber security firm Hold Security recovered 272.3 million stolen accounts from a fraudster. Out of those, 88,000 accounts originated from Singapore, Hold Security's founder and chief information security officer Alex Holden told The New Paper in an e-mail.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/more-80000-accounts-sg-domain-names-stolen"><span>http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/more-80000-accounts-sg-domain-names-stolen</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.store, .vip, .email: New gTLDs hit by cybersquatters<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>... It comes as no surprise that the growing importance of new gTLDs is attracting cybersquatters. But the latest figures show that many right holders may have learned their lessons from the past. They have taken action proactively to protect their brands against a new wave of cybersquatting. Further to that, several very effective measures are in place or have been introduced together with the new gTLDs:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=0a25835e-7522-4edf-aa0e-64907a79809f"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=0a25835e-7522-4edf-aa0e-64907a79809f</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Cars cybersquatter is about to learn an expensive lesson<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With an annual price tag of over $2,000, you&rsquo;d think that all cybersquatters would be deterred from registering famous brands in the .car, .cars and .auto TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/cars-cybersquatter/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/cars-cybersquatter/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Packsize LLC v. Kiekaboo Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2016-0006</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>1. The Parties: The Complainant is Packsize LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America ("United States"), represented by Workman Nydegger, United States. The Respondent is Kiekaboo Pty Ltd of Avalon, New South Wales, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;packsize.com.au&gt; is registered with GoDaddy.com, LLC (the "Registrar").<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0006"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0006</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Web.com acquires dozens of registrars from Rightside<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Web.com has acquired dozens of registrars from rival/partner Rightside, seemingly to boost the success rate of its SnapNames domain drop-catching business.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20419-web-com-acquires-dozens-of-registrars-from-rightside"><span>http://domainincite.com/20419-web-com-acquires-dozens-of-registrars-from-rightside</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy Addresses Blind XSS Vulnerability Affecting Online Support<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain registrar GoDaddy fixed a vulnerability affecting systems used by its customer support agents that could have been abused to take over, modify or delete accounts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://threatpost.com/godaddy-addresses-blind-xss-vulnerability-affecting-online-support/117950/"><span>https://threatpost.com/godaddy-addresses-blind-xss-vulnerability-affecting-online-support/117950/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Tucows Reports Continuing Strong Financial Results for First Quarter of 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Tucows Inc., a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. All figures are in U.S. dollars.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.tucows.com/tucows-reports-continuing-strong-financial-results-for-first-quarter-of-2016/"><span>http://www.tucows.com/tucows-reports-continuing-strong-financial-results-for-first-quarter-of-2016/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Tucows expects $2 million gross margin per year from Melbourne IT acquisition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Tucows expects its acquisition of reseller accounts from Melbourne IT to generate $2 million in gross margin per year, the company revealed yesterday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/tucows-melbourne-it/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/tucows-melbourne-it/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Vi</span><span lang="VI">&#7879;t Nam&rsquo;s IPv6 usage remains low<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="VI">The rate of IPv6 usage in Vi&#7879;t Nam was reported at only 0.03 per cent, 300 times lower than the world&rsquo;s average rate at 10.4 per cent.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="VI">&lt;</span><span><a href="http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/296532/viet-nams-ipv6-usage-remains-low.html"><span lang="VI">http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/296532/viet-nams-ipv6-usage-remains-low.html</span></a></span><span lang="VI">&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="VI">&lt;</span><span><a href="http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/156205/vietnam-lagging-behind-global-use-of-ipv6.html"><span lang="VI">http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/156205/vietnam-lagging-behind-global-use-of-ipv6.html</span></a></span><span lang="VI">&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="VI"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Changing domain names in 2016: 10 easily overlooked steps that can save SEO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Moving your site to a new domain can be fraught with SEO issues, even without a redesign or CMS migration. Columnist Glenn Gabe has some insights on what issues to anticipate and how to handle them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://marketingland.com/changing-domain-names-2016-10-easily-overlooked-steps-can-save-seo-176048"><span>http://marketingland.com/changing-domain-names-2016-10-easily-overlooked-steps-can-save-seo-176048</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet Pharmacy Safeguards, We Salute You by Libby Baney<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As I wrote in December 2015, some Internet commerce companies - including domain name registries, registrars, advertising providers, social media platforms, payment processors and shippers - are doing right by patients in taking voluntary action against illegal online drug sellers. This is no small feat as 97% of the roughly 35,000 active online drug sellers are operating illegally.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160509_internet_pharmacy_safeguards_we_salute_you/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160509_internet_pharmacy_safeguards_we_salute_you/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Trademarks and Copyrights with Daliah Saper &ndash; DNW Podcast #83<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What do domain name investors and domain developers need to know about trademarks and copyrights? Daliah Saper of Saper Law gives a quick crash course on today&rsquo;s podcast, including trademarking a domain name. I consider myself well-versed in this topic, but I learned quite a bit. You will too.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/trademarks-copyrights-daliah-saper-podcast/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/trademarks-copyrights-daliah-saper-podcast/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Premium domains are confusing, but can be profitable for domain name registries<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Premium domain names in new TLDS&ndash;those priced higher than the regular price for registration&ndash;can be frustrating for domain investors. But there&rsquo;s no doubt that a premium strategy can be worthwhile for a registry. The key is in execution.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/premium-domain-new-tld/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/premium-domain-new-tld/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Who Contacts Whom: A Material Factor in Selling Domain Names Corresponding to Trademarks by Gerald M. Levine<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Acquiring domain names for the purpose of selling them to complainants is the second most heavily invoked of the four circumstances that are evidence of abusive registration. Because no self-respecting domain name reseller will ever admit to acquiring domain names "primarily for the purpose" of selling them to complainants "for valuable consideration in excess of [their] documented out-of-pocket costs directly related to the domain name" evidence of bad faith is typically deduced by other factors.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160509_material_factor_selling_domain_names_corresponding_to_trademarks/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160509_material_factor_selling_domain_names_corresponding_to_trademarks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Club and Radix domains get top billing at TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Club and several domains from Radix got great exposure at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon this past weekend.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/club-radix-domains-get-top-billing-techcrunch-disrupt-nyc/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/club-radix-domains-get-top-billing-techcrunch-disrupt-nyc/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>LA.com domain name sold for $1.2 million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In March, I wrote about how Tribune Publishing Company, publisher of the L.A. Times, acquired the valuable domain name LA.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/la-com-sold-1-2-million/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/la-com-sold-1-2-million/</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 8 May 07:27 2016

auDA domain news - 9 May

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ccTLD Strategies for Global Expansion

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/cctld-strategies-global-expansion/>

 

au: Behind the Dot magazine delves into domain names in the marketing mix

<https://www.ausregistry.com.au/behind-the-dot/>

 

A Look at New Online Banking Trends: .BANK & .BRANDs

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/a-look-at-new-online-banking-trends-bank-brands>

 

Australian Federal Police fall short on cyber security

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599327/australian-federal-police-fall-short-cyber-security/>

 

 

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ICANN

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APAC Space Moves Beyond ICANN Meetings by Joyce Chen, GSE Strategy & Development, Senior Manager

The ICANN Asia Pacific (APAC) hub hosted the first APAC Space web conference on 21 April 2016. This web conference was the first time an APAC Space meeting was held outside an ICANN Public Meeting. I would like to share my observations with you.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/apac-space-moves-beyond-icann-meetings>

 

ICANN56, the New Meeting Format, and What that Means to You by Nicholas Tomasso

Next month will see our second public meeting of 2016 - ICANN56 - take place in Helsinki. This is the second meeting under the new meeting strategy, but the approach to the mid-year meeting is different from what we’re used to.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann56-the-new-meeting-format-and-what-that-means-to-you>

 

Important Update from Constituency Travel

On 31 March 2016, ICANN transitioned its travel support vendor from BCD Travel to FCM Travel Solutions. The move to FCM enables the Travel Team to continue to provide first-class customer service.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-06-en>

 

Letter to the ICANN Board of Directors concerning Global Meetings in the Latin America and Caribbean Region.

The Board of Directors of the Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry, LACNIC, the Board of Directors of the Latin America and Caribbean TLD Association, and the Board of Directors of the Latin America and Caribbean Association of Internet Exchange Points, LAC-IX, wish to express their deepest concern about the cancellation of meetings scheduled by ICANN, in the Caribbean and Central America regions, the one which was due to take place during the month of June, 2016, in Panama City, and the current discussion about the cancellation of the October, 2016, meeting in Puerto Rico.

<https://www.lactld.org/en/news/carta-al-directorio-de-icann-sobre-las-reuniones-globales-de-en-la-region-de-america-latina-y-el-caribe/>

 

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ccTLDs & gTLDs

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ccTLD Strategies for Global Expansion

By 2020 the number of internet users worldwide is expected to surpass five billion. This will be 64% of the planet, a huge jump from the .04% of us who were online back in 1995 and the 46% online today. These vast numbers are supported by a growing domain name space.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/cctld-strategies-global-expansion/>

 

European ccTLD News Brief (May 2016)

CENTR has published its latest CENTRnews magazine (24th edition). This month features:

<https://centr.org/news/cctld/05-04-2016/4841/european-cctld-news-brief-may-2016>

 

au: Behind the Dot magazine delves into domain names in the marketing mix

It is my pleasure to announce the release of the seventh edition of AusRegistry’s industry report, Behind the Dot: State of the .au Domain. A domain name is one of the most integral aspects of a business’ marketing strategy. Whether your focus is on large-scale, outdoor and display advertising; innovative digital and interactive campaigns; or traditional print and television advertising, chances are there is a website sitting behind each activity, providing the primary source of information and contact for customers.

<https://www.ausregistry.com.au/behind-the-dot/>

 

eu: Reserved domain name activation procedure has been refined

EURid has recently updated the procedure to activate reserved domain names.

<https://eurid.eu/en/news/reserved-domain-name-activation-procedure-has-been-refined/>

 

2016 .eu Web Awards is live!

We are glad to announce that the 2016 .eu Web Awards competition is now live!

<https://eurid.eu/en/news/2016-eu-web-awards-is-live/>

 

.eu 2015 Annual report now available

EURid is delighted to announce the publication of its 2015 annual report!

<https://eurid.eu/en/news/eu-2015-annual-report-now-available/>

 

GSA to outsource .gov registry maintenance

GSA, the agency in charge of managing the domains for government websites, wants a contractor to take over administration of the .gov TLD.

<http://fedscoop.com/gsa-to-outsource-gov-registry-maintenance>

 

Global insurers can now register for “cyber-safe” .insurance domain name

Early registration for the “cyber-safe” .insurance domain name opened on Wednesday via Instra Corporation, the corporate domain name retailer subsidiary of London, United Kingdom-based CentralNic plc.

<http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/global-insurers-can-now-register-cyber-safe-insurance-domain-name-1004090587/>

 

A third of mayoral candidates using .london domains

Londoners are going to the polls today to select a new mayor so, as a Londoner, I thought I’d check out how many of the candidates are supporting the local domain name. Turns out four of the 12 candidates have registered .london domains for their campaign sites.

<http://domainincite.com/20383-a-third-of-mayoral-candidates-using-london-domains>

 

nz: Push for privacy in domain game

People registering for New Zealand website domain names could keep their details secret in certain cases for the first time.

<http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/303319/push-for-privacy-in-domain-game>

 

uk: Update Following 2016 AGM

Nominet’s Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 28 April in London. The meeting included a strategic update from the CEO, a review of Nominet’s performance during the year ending 30 September 2015, and a question and answer session.

<http://www.nominet.uk/update-following-2016-agm/>

 

27,700 ".vn" domain names registered in Q1

Nearly 27,700 ".vn" domain names were created in the first three months of this year, increasing the total number of ".vn" domain names to 354,608.

<http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/296412/27700-vn-domain-names-registered-in-q1.html>

 

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NEW TLDS

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A Look at New Online Banking Trends: .BANK & .BRANDs

The financial services industry is in the midst of a “digital disruption.” As consumers increasingly turn to online portals for their banking needs, banks—especially those in China—are experimenting with an array of new financial services technologies known as “FinTech.”

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/a-look-at-new-online-banking-trends-bank-brands>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Increasing the Strength of the Zone Signing Key for the Root Zone by Duane Wessels

One of the most interesting and important changes to the internet's DNS has been the introduction of DNSSEC. These protocol extensions are designed to provide origin authentication for DNS data. In other words, when DNS data is digitally signed using DNSSEC, authenticity can be validated and any modifications detected.

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

 

Optimizing Negative Caching Time in DNS

A recent presentation by SIDN (.nl) at the Spring 2016 DNS-OARC workshop reminded me of the importance of Time-To-Live values in TLD zones. Specifically, it got me thinking about lowering the negative caching time in .ch/.li from currently 1 hour to 15 minutes.

<https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/05/02/optimizing-negative-caching-time-in-dns/>

 

Global Cyber Alliance Joins Forces with M3AAWG to Drive Industry Adoption of Cybersecurity Solutions

Global Cyber Alliance – an organization founded by the New York County District Attorney's Office, the City of London Police and the Center for Internet Security – will be collaborating with M3AAWG to push the security community to more quickly adopt concrete, quantifiable practices that can reduce online threats.

<https://www.m3aawg.org/news/rel-GCA-joins-forces-with-m3aawg-2016-05>

 

Australian Federal Police fall short on cyber security

The Australian Federal Police are not yet in compliance with the government’s mandated ‘Top 4’ security strategies, an audit has found.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599327/australian-federal-police-fall-short-cyber-security/>

 

nz: Seven serious cyber attacks spotted monthly

Seven potentially significant cyber intrusions aimed at New Zealand organisations are being detected by a Government security agency every month.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11634235>

 

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REGISTRAR & WEBHOSTING

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Web-hosting company GoDaddy's revenue beats estimates

GoDaddy Inc reported a better-than-expected 15.3 percent jump in quarterly revenue as the web-hosting company attracted more customers and earned more per user.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/godaddy-results-idINKCN0XV2MY>

 

GoDaddy grows domain revs 10% in Q1

GoDaddy reported its first quarter numbers last night, which including an almost 10% increase in revenue from domain names.

<http://domainincite.com/20386-godaddy-grows-domain-revs-10-in-q1>

 

Web.com Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Web.com Group, Inc., a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

<http://ir.web.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=969549>

 

Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2016

Datapipe had the most reliable hosting company site in April, responding to all of Netcraft's requests. Datapipe's performance has seen it appear in the top ten every month so far in 2016, continuing a streak which has placed the company in the top ten 11 times in the past 12 months.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/05/04/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-2016.html>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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How serious domain investors can help new TLDs succeed  and make money in the process) by Francesco Cetraro

Last week I had the honour of being invited to speak at the first edition of DomainersMeet in Dubai. The main focus of the event was to drive awareness in the Gulf/Middle-East region about the opportunities related to investing in domain names, and the organizers managed to bring to Dubai a number of well-known domain industry experts, filling the agenda with a broad spectrum of information and opinions on the subject.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/06/domain-investors-new-tlds/>

 

Three Six-Figure Sales Totaling Over a Half Million Dollars Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

After seeing no reported sales above $25,000 last week, a dozen went over that figure this week with three soaring into the six-figure stratosphere. Sedo had the largest of those with Mikihouse.com making $224,224.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160504.htm>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Foxtel, Village and ISPs yet to agree on the cost of blocking pirate sites

TPG (including subsidiaries such as iiNet), Telstra, Optus and M2 have confirmed they don’t intend to oppose Federal Court applications by Foxtel and Village Roadshow that seek to have the ISPs block their customers access a collection of piracy-linked websites.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599321/foxtel-village-isps-yet-agree-cost-blocking-pirate-sites/>

 

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David Goldstein

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLD Strategies for Global Expansion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/cctld-strategies-global-expansion/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/cctld-strategies-global-expansion/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Behind the Dot magazine delves into domain names in the marketing mix</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ausregistry.com.au/behind-the-dot/"><span>https://www.ausregistry.com.au/behind-the-dot/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A Look at New Online Banking Trends: .BANK &amp; .BRANDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/a-look-at-new-online-banking-trends-bank-brands"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/a-look-at-new-online-banking-trends-bank-brands</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian Federal Police fall short on cyber security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599327/australian-federal-police-fall-short-cyber-security/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599327/australian-federal-police-fall-short-cyber-security/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>APAC Space Moves Beyond ICANN Meetings by Joyce Chen, GSE Strategy &amp; Development, Senior Manager<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The ICANN Asia Pacific (APAC) hub hosted the first APAC Space web conference on 21 April 2016. This web conference was the first time an APAC Space meeting was held outside an ICANN Public Meeting. I would like to share my observations with you.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/apac-space-moves-beyond-icann-meetings"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/apac-space-moves-beyond-icann-meetings</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN56, the New Meeting Format, and What that Means to You by Nicholas Tomasso<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Next month will see our second public meeting of 2016 - ICANN56 - take place in Helsinki. This is the second meeting under the new meeting strategy, but the approach to the mid-year meeting is different from what we&rsquo;re used to.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann56-the-new-meeting-format-and-what-that-means-to-you"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann56-the-new-meeting-format-and-what-that-means-to-you</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Important Update from Constituency Travel<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">On 31 March 2016, ICANN transitioned its travel support vendor from BCD Travel to FCM Travel Solutions. The move to FCM enables the Travel Team to continue to provide first-class customer service.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-06-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Letter to the ICANN Board of Directors concerning Global Meetings in the Latin America and Caribbean Region.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Board of Directors of the Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry, LACNIC, the Board of Directors of the Latin America and Caribbean TLD Association, and the Board of Directors of the Latin America and Caribbean Association of Internet Exchange Points, LAC-IX, wish to express their deepest concern about the cancellation of meetings scheduled by ICANN, in the Caribbean and Central America regions, the one which was due to take place during the month of June, 2016, in Panama City, and the current discussion about the cancellation of the October, 2016, meeting in Puerto Rico.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.lactld.org/en/news/carta-al-directorio-de-icann-sobre-las-reuniones-globales-de-en-la-region-de-america-latina-y-el-caribe/"><span>https://www.lactld.org/en/news/carta-al-directorio-de-icann-sobre-las-reuniones-globales-de-en-la-region-de-america-latina-y-el-caribe/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLDs &amp; gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ccTLD Strategies for Global Expansion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>By 2020 the number of internet users worldwide is expected to surpass five billion. This will be 64% of the planet, a huge jump from the .04% of us who were online back in 1995 and the 46% online today. These vast numbers are supported by a growing domain name space.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/cctld-strategies-global-expansion/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/cctld-strategies-global-expansion/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>European ccTLD News Brief (May 2016)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CENTR has published its latest CENTRnews magazine (24th edition). This month features:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/cctld/05-04-2016/4841/european-cctld-news-brief-may-2016"><span>https://centr.org/news/cctld/05-04-2016/4841/european-cctld-news-brief-may-2016</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Behind the Dot magazine delves into domain names in the marketing mix</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It is my pleasure to announce the release of the seventh edition of AusRegistry&rsquo;s industry report, Behind the Dot: State of the .au Domain. A domain name is one of the most integral aspects of a business&rsquo; marketing strategy. Whether your focus is on large-scale, outdoor and display advertising; innovative digital and interactive campaigns; or traditional print and television advertising, chances are there is a website sitting behind each activity, providing the primary source of information and contact for customers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.ausregistry.com.au/behind-the-dot/"><span>https://www.ausregistry.com.au/behind-the-dot/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>eu: Reserved domain name activation procedure has been refined<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EURid has recently updated the procedure to activate reserved domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://eurid.eu/en/news/reserved-domain-name-activation-procedure-has-been-refined/"><span>https://eurid.eu/en/news/reserved-domain-name-activation-procedure-has-been-refined/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>2016 .eu Web Awards is live!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We are glad to announce that the 2016 .eu Web Awards competition is now live!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://eurid.eu/en/news/2016-eu-web-awards-is-live/"><span>https://eurid.eu/en/news/2016-eu-web-awards-is-live/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.eu 2015 Annual report now available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>EURid is delighted to announce the publication of its 2015 annual report!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://eurid.eu/en/news/eu-2015-annual-report-now-available/"><span>https://eurid.eu/en/news/eu-2015-annual-report-now-available/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GSA to outsource .gov registry maintenance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GSA, the agency in charge of managing the domains for government websites, wants a contractor to take over administration of the .gov TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://fedscoop.com/gsa-to-outsource-gov-registry-maintenance"><span>http://fedscoop.com/gsa-to-outsource-gov-registry-maintenance</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Global insurers can now register for &ldquo;cyber-safe&rdquo; .insurance domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Early registration for the &ldquo;cyber-safe&rdquo; .insurance domain name opened on Wednesday via Instra Corporation, the corporate domain name retailer subsidiary of London, United Kingdom-based CentralNic plc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/global-insurers-can-now-register-cyber-safe-insurance-domain-name-1004090587/"><span>http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/global-insurers-can-now-register-cyber-safe-insurance-domain-name-1004090587/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A third of mayoral candidates using .london domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Londoners are going to the polls today to select a new mayor so, as a Londoner, I thought I&rsquo;d check out how many of the candidates are supporting the local domain name. Turns out four of the 12 candidates have registered .london domains for their campaign sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20383-a-third-of-mayoral-candidates-using-london-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/20383-a-third-of-mayoral-candidates-using-london-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: Push for privacy in domain game</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>People registering for New Zealand website domain names could keep their details secret in certain cases for the first time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/303319/push-for-privacy-in-domain-game"><span>http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/303319/push-for-privacy-in-domain-game</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>uk: Update Following 2016 AGM</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet&rsquo;s Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 28 April in London. The meeting included a strategic update from the CEO, a review of Nominet&rsquo;s performance during the year ending 30 September 2015, and a question and answer session.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.uk/update-following-2016-agm/"><span>http://www.nominet.uk/update-following-2016-agm/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>27,700 ".vn" domain names registered in Q1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="VI">Nearly 27,700 ".vn" domain names were created in the first three months of this year, increasing the total number of ".vn" domain names to 354,608.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="VI">&lt;</span><span><a href="http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/296412/27700-vn-domain-names-registered-in-q1.html"><span lang="VI">http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/296412/27700-vn-domain-names-registered-in-q1.html</span></a></span><span lang="VI">&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="VI"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A Look at New Online Banking Trends: .BANK &amp; .BRANDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The financial services industry is in the midst of a &ldquo;digital disruption.&rdquo; As consumers increasingly turn to online portals for their banking needs, banks&mdash;especially those in China&mdash;are experimenting with an array of new financial services technologies known as &ldquo;FinTech.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/a-look-at-new-online-banking-trends-bank-brands"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/a-look-at-new-online-banking-trends-bank-brands</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Increasing the Strength of the Zone Signing Key for the Root Zone by Duane Wessels<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>One of the most interesting and important changes to the internet's DNS has been the introduction of DNSSEC. These protocol extensions are designed to provide origin authentication for DNS data. In other words, when DNS data is digitally signed using DNSSEC, authenticity can be validated and any modifications detected.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/increasing_the_strength_of_the"><span>http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/increasing_the_strength_of_the</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Optimizing Negative Caching Time in DNS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A recent presentation by SIDN (.nl) at the Spring 2016 DNS-OARC workshop reminded me of the importance of Time-To-Live values in TLD zones. Specifically, it got me thinking about lowering the negative caching time in .ch/.li from currently 1 hour to 15 minutes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/05/02/optimizing-negative-caching-time-in-dns/"><span>https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/05/02/optimizing-negative-caching-time-in-dns/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Global Cyber Alliance Joins Forces with M3AAWG to Drive Industry Adoption of Cybersecurity Solutions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Global Cyber Alliance &ndash; an organization founded by the New York County District Attorney's Office, the City of London Police and the Center for Internet Security &ndash; will be collaborating with M3AAWG to push the security community to more quickly adopt concrete, quantifiable practices that can reduce online threats.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.m3aawg.org/news/rel-GCA-joins-forces-with-m3aawg-2016-05"><span>https://www.m3aawg.org/news/rel-GCA-joins-forces-with-m3aawg-2016-05</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian Federal Police fall short on cyber security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Australian Federal Police are not yet in compliance with the government&rsquo;s mandated &lsquo;Top 4&rsquo; security strategies, an audit has found.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599327/australian-federal-police-fall-short-cyber-security/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599327/australian-federal-police-fall-short-cyber-security/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>nz: Seven serious cyber attacks spotted monthly<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Seven potentially significant cyber intrusions aimed at New Zealand organisations are being detected by a Government security agency every month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11634235"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&amp;objectid=11634235</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTRAR &amp; WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Web-hosting company GoDaddy's revenue beats estimates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy Inc reported a better-than-expected 15.3 percent jump in quarterly revenue as the web-hosting company attracted more customers and earned more per user.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/godaddy-results-idINKCN0XV2MY"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/godaddy-results-idINKCN0XV2MY</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy grows domain revs 10% in Q1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GoDaddy reported its first quarter numbers last night, which including an almost 10% increase in revenue from domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/20386-godaddy-grows-domain-revs-10-in-q1"><span>http://domainincite.com/20386-godaddy-grows-domain-revs-10-in-q1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Web.com Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Web.com Group, Inc., a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ir.web.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=969549"><span>http://ir.web.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=969549</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Datapipe had the most reliable hosting company site in April, responding to all of Netcraft's requests. Datapipe's performance has seen it appear in the top ten every month so far in 2016, continuing a streak which has placed the company in the top ten 11 times in the past 12 months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/05/04/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-2016.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/05/04/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-2016.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How serious domain investors can help new TLDs succeed&nbsp; and make money in the process) by Francesco Cetraro</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Last week I had the honour of being invited to speak at the first edition of DomainersMeet in Dubai. The main focus of the event was to drive awareness in the Gulf/Middle-East region about the opportunities related to investing in domain names, and the organizers managed to bring to Dubai a number of well-known domain industry experts, filling the agenda with a broad spectrum of information and opinions on the subject.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/06/domain-investors-new-tlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/06/domain-investors-new-tlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Three Six-Figure Sales Totaling Over a Half Million Dollars Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>After seeing no reported sales above $25,000 last week, a dozen went over that figure this week with three soaring into the six-figure stratosphere. Sedo had the largest of those with Mikihouse.com making $224,224.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160504.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160504.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Foxtel, Village and ISPs yet to agree on the cost of blocking pirate sites</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TPG (including subsidiaries such as iiNet), Telstra, Optus and M2 have confirmed they don&rsquo;t intend to oppose Federal Court applications by Foxtel and Village Roadshow that seek to have the ISPs block their customers access a collection of piracy-linked websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599321/foxtel-village-isps-yet-agree-cost-blocking-pirate-sites/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599321/foxtel-village-isps-yet-agree-cost-blocking-pirate-sites/</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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