David Goldstein | 17 Apr 05:17 2014

auDA domain news - 17 April

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Qualified Launch Program Introduced for New gTLD Registries by Karen Lentz
<http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/qualified-launch-program-introduced-for-new-gtld-registries/>

Geo gTLDs catch a break with new launch rules
<http://domainincite.com/16467-geo-gtlds-catch-a-break-with-new-launch-rules>

Association Takes on Amazon Over TLD, Wins
<http://associationsnow.com/2014/04/association-takes-amazon-top-level-domain-wins/>

London starts a new property boom - with .london on the web
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/16/london-property-web-suffix-boom-domain-name>

Eugene Kaspersky on Critical Infrastructure Security
<http://threatpost.com/eugene-kaspersky-on-critical-infrastructure-security/105485>

Study Finds No Evidence of Heartbleed Attacks Before the Bug Was Exposed
<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/study-finds-no-evidence-of-heartbleed-attacks-before-the-bug-was-exposed/>

The Internet in Transition: The State of the Transition to IPv6 in Today's Internet and Measures to Support
the Continued Use of IPv4
<http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/science-and-technology/the-internet-in-transition-the-state-of-the-transition-to-ipv6-in-today-s-internet-and-measures-to-support-the-continued-use-of-ipv4_5jz5sq5d7cq2-en>

GoDaddy gives away blogger’s personal information — and things get really creepy
<http://www.salon.com/2014/04/16/godaddy_and_the_creepy_spammer/>
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David Goldstein | 14 Apr 05:49 2014

auDA Domain News - 14 April

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Testimony of Assistant Secretary Strickling at Hearing on "Should the Department of Commerce Relinquish
Direct Oversight Over ICANN?"
<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2014/testimony-assistant-secretary-strickling-hearing-should-department-commerce-rel>

Republicans Don’t Want America to Give Up Control of Web Addresses
<http://time.com/58277/republicans-dont-want-america-to-give-up-control-of-web-addresses/>

Training Wheels Off by Fadi Chehadé
<http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/training-wheels-off/>

GAC Advice on New gTLDs Issued During ICANN 49 Singapore
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-11apr14-en>

Arabic and the internet: Surfing the shabaka - The world’s fifth-most-spoken language lags online
<http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21600732-worlds-fifth-most-spoken-language-lags-online-surfing-shabaka>

Geo gTLDs catch a break with new launch rules
<http://domainincite.com/16467-geo-gtlds-catch-a-break-with-new-launch-rules>

.GURU First New gTLD To Hit 50K Registrations
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/14/guru-first-gtld-50k-registrations/>

Money talks, and Verisign is doing a good job quashing new TLDs
<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/10/verisign-registrar-marketing/>
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David Goldstein | 10 Apr 07:56 2014

auDA Domain News - 10 April

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Republicans Push Legislation to Block Internet Domain Organization Transition
<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303873604579492052533190902>

ICANN Cross Community Working Group on Internet Governance's Submission to NETMundial
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/ccwg-ig-netmundial-08apr14-en.htm>

IANA in Transition: Update by Theresa Swinehart
<http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/iana-in-transition-update/>

Global Domain Registrations Grow 7.3 Percent In 2013 To 271 Million
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/10/domain-grow-2013-271m/>

Four governments file ICANN appeals over .wine
<http://domainincite.com/16442-four-governments-file-icann-appeals-over-wine>

Seriousness of OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug Sets In
<http://threatpost.com/seriousness-of-openssl-heartbleed-bug-sets-in/105309>

Which sites have patched the Heartbleed bug
<http://www.cnet.com/how-to/which-sites-have-patched-the-heartbleed-bug/>

More Than A Half-Million Servers Exposed To Heartbleed Flaw
<http://www.darkreading.com/informationweek-home/more-than-a-half-million-servers-exposed-to-heartbleed-flaw/d/d-id/1204318>

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David Goldstein | 7 Apr 06:14 2014

auDA Domain News - 7 April

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‘Global’ Internet Governance Invites Censorship: If the U.S. surrenders Web oversight, firm steps
must be taken to protect free speech and commerce.
<http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-499793/>

ICANN chief - Russia, China will not hijack Internet oversight
<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/02/uk-usa-internet-domainnames-idUKBREA3126J20140402>

U.S., ICANN see no rush to transfer oversight of Internet addresses
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/02/usa-internet-domainnames-idINDEEA310HQ20140402>

auDA report on ICANN 49
<http://www.auda.org.au/blog/auda-report-on-icann-49/>

European Commission reaction to ICANN/NGPC decision on wine domain names
<http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-108_en.htm>

.wine frozen after EU complaint
<http://domainincite.com/16410-wine-frozen-after-eu-complaint>

10x10: Ten gTLDs and Ten Registrars Pass 10,000 Mark For New gTLDs
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/04/ten-gtlds-ten-registrars-pass-10000/>

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David Goldstein | 3 Apr 06:43 2014

auDA Domain News - 3 April

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Get Ready for the Internet Robber Barons: If the United Nations ends up in charge, it would have a chokehold
on the global economy.
<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303725404579461822619207730>

It's Not the End of the Internet as We Know It -- Five Myths About the Recent U.S. Internet Announcement by
Fadi Chehadé
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fadi-chehade/five-myths-about-the-us-i_b_5068712.html>

ICANN chief: Russia, China will not hijack Internet oversight [Reuters]
<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/02/uk-usa-internet-domainnames-idUKBREA3126J20140402>

Are Whois email checks doing more harm than good?
<http://domainincite.com/16375-are-whois-email-checks-doing-more-harm-than-good>

Trademarks and new gTLDs: what did we learn at ICANN 49?
<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=04d25c7c-cf2b-4151-b59c-0cceada38f51>

ICANN muddles through solution to IGO conflict
<http://domainincite.com/16284-icann-muddles-through-solution-to-igo-conflict>

No sunrise periods for dot-brands
<http://domainincite.com/16289-no-sunrise-periods-for-dot-brands>

Domain Name Association Elects 5 New Board Members
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David Goldstein | 31 Mar 07:52 2014

auDA Domain News - 31 March

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Historic Singapore Meeting Marks the Beginning a New Phase for ICANN
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/press/releases/release-28mar14-en>

House Republicans move to block Internet management switch
<http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/201991-house-republicans-move-to-block-internet-management-switch>

Mapping out the IANA transition by Milton Mueller 
<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/03/27/mapping-out-the-iana-transition/>

auDA to trial DNSSEC in .au
<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/auda-trial-dnssec-in-au>

EU buys more time for .wine talks after surprise GAC objection
<http://domainincite.com/16241-eu-buys-more-time-for-wine-talks-after-surprise-gac-objection>

GAC At War At ICANN 49 Over Wine
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/03/27/gac-war-icann-49-wine/>

New gTLD Registrations Hit 400,000
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/03/30/new-gtld-registrations-hit-400000/>

au: Cupper in web win: Regulator rules domain name in breach of rules
<http://www.sunraysiadaily.com.au/story/2183304/cupper-in-web-win-regulator-rules-domain-name-in-breach-of-rules/>

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David Goldstein | 26 Mar 18:19 2014

auDA Domain News - 27 March

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Laying the Groundwork for the IANA Transition by Theresa Swinehart
<http://blog.icann.org/2014/03/laying-the-groundwork-for-the-iana-transition/>

Fox News Distorts Bill Clinton's Comments On Internet Oversight Authority To Attack Obama
<http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/03/24/fox-news-distorts-bill-clintons-comments-on-int/198590>

auDA reveals timing for DNSSEC rollout
<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/541389/auda_reveals_timing_dnssec_rollout/>
<http://www.techworld.com.au/article/541389/auda_reveals_timing_dnssec_rollout/>

auDA to trial DNSsec in .au
<http://www.itnews.com.au/News/379763,auda-to-trial-dnssec-in-au.aspx>

Over half a million Trademark Claims notices served
<http://domainincite.com/16208-over-half-a-million-trademark-claims-notices-served>

The deterrent effect of the Clearinghouse
<http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/deterrent-effect-clearinghouse>

.wine is a go
<http://domainincite.com/16214-wine-is-a-go>

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Jon Lawrence | 26 Mar 14:19 2014
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Re: Should this list continue to exist?

Hey Rod

I'm also an member and I share your respect for the folks at auDA, but that's not the point.

This list pre-dates auDA and has always been independent thereof.

I refer you to Rob Taylor's point below, which is pretty pertinent, IMO.  

I think it's important to have an outlet for people concerned about .au domains to have their say, that is not
controlled by auDA.

I realise there are other lists/forums that arguably achieve this, but I think this list is worth keeping,
as an independent, .au-focused list.

But, that's just my opinion.

cheers
jon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Info" <info@...>
To: ".au DNS Discussion List" <dns@...>
Sent: Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 11:35:22 PM
Subject: Re: [DNS] Should this list continue to exist?

Jon,
I don't think as a member of Auda and knowing the people involved I 
don't think Auda hosting the list would be a political issue. To be fair 
to Auda they do have a balanced view and have a respect of the past to 
the .au history.
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Jon Lawrence | 26 Mar 13:09 2014
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Re: Should this list continue to exist?

Rod

I agree that keeping the archives live is valuable.  I'd prefer to keep them independent of auDA, however.

For those that aren't aware, full list archives (right back to 1996) are here: www.dotau.org

jon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rod Keys" <info@...>
To: ".au DNS Discussion List" <dns@...>
Sent: Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 11:02:52 PM
Subject: Re: [DNS] Should this list continue to exist?

Sean,
I am talking about the historical records which can be found if you 
Google certain things the old DNS discussion list appears and yes I have 
some old skeletons in the cupboard but I think the history is worth 
keeping for the sake of history of the internet in Australia.
  I am sure a lot of the pioneers of this industry would join me in 
keeping the archived forums live for the future of the net in .au and if 
you like the generation who will follow.
I urge Auda to take over the data on behalf of the stakeholders of the 
net in .au
Kim you have done a wonderful job over the years running the list and I 
for one have had great enjoyment making comments and watching the net 
grow in Australia.
Archive the list under auda.org.au/history.dnslist.
Thanks,
Rod Keys
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Jon Lawrence | 26 Mar 13:00 2014
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Re: Should this list continue to exist?

I think there is value in maintaining this list, presuming it's not taking money out of Kim's pocket (I'm sure we could crowd-fund the hosting costs if we had to - I'd certainly be happy to chip in).  

At present, it's only really used by David Goldstein with his DNS news updates and people like me that like to vent about domain name issues from time to time.

But, as Sean notes, if/when a controversial issue kicks off (second-level registrations, anyone?), I'm sure it will quickly become very active again, and I think having a forum that is independent of auDA is potentially quite valuable. I realise there are other lists and forums that arguably cover .au issues, but I suspect none of them are as comprehensive as this one (the fact that this list has been very quiet for some time, I presume means most people haven't unsubscribed).

With regard to David's excellent DNS news updates, I've always felt that these should be an auDA member benefit, so I think should be sent out using the auDA members mailing list.  Doing that might encourage a few new members, and I think these updates are worth well more than the $22 annual membership fee anyway...

Anyway, here's something I was about to post to the list:
NZ: Final policies approved for .nz registrations at the second level
http://dnc.org.nz/final-policies-nz-registrations-second-level?m=309

They're also discussing changing their flag. Meanwhile, we're reintroducing knighthoods...

cheers
jon


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Finn" <sean-/yuE/UefMs7QT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org>
To: ".au DNS Discussion List" <dns-4wNK73mzcFfYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org>
Sent: Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 10:19:54 PM
Subject: Re: [DNS] Should this list continue to exist?

Then who would watch the watchers?

We're silent now because, I'd assume, there's not too much beef with the job AuDA is performing. If this were ever to change, would AuDA tollerate criticism?

-Sean.


On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Rod Keys <info <at> ddns.com.au> wrote:
Maybe Auda could host it for historical reasons?
Rod Keys



On 26/03/14 8:20 PM, Rob Taylor wrote:
One note of possible caution - In .UK there was a 'nom-steer' list much
like this, quite quiet and dormant much of the time but very useful as and
when it was needed.

Nominet then 'improved' things by closing it and moving to a vbulletin
system inside their online services, and the reach & debate appears to be
all but nullified.

Cheers,
Rob


On 26 March 2014 09:11, Sean Finn <sean-/yuE/UefMs7QT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org> wrote:

I think it should stay asleep for great justice just in case it needs to
get resurrected.

-Sean.


On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 5:45 PM, Tom Minchin <tom.minchin-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>wrote:

Yeah. Pull the pin.
On 26/03/2014 3:04 PM, "Kim Davies" <kim-M3iZ2DEUyaQ0n/F98K4Iww@public.gmane.org> wrote:

For those not familiar with this list's history, it was started in the
mid-1990s and was the location where the seminal discussion on .AU
happened. The discussion involved key members of the nascent Internet
community in Australia, and was the hub of activity that lead to the
creation of auDA to manage the the .AU space.

Today the list if effectively dormant. auDA does not use it to
disseminate
or discuss issues relating to .AU, and there are little in the way of
community discussion here on .AU. For example, auDA saw fit to report to
the AusNOG mailing list about DNSSEC initiatives in .AU, but not here
(http://lists.ausnog.net/pipermail/ausnog/2014-March/023181.html)

I'd like to pose the question whether this forum should be retired.
There is certainly no problem sustaining its existence if it continues
to fulfil a purpose. However, it may be its time has come after 20 years
and is no longer a needed part of the community.

I'd appreciate members' thoughts.

kim

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<div>I think there is value in maintaining this list, presuming it's not taking money out of Kim's pocket (I'm sure we could crowd-fund the hosting costs if we had to - I'd certainly be happy to chip in). &nbsp;</div>
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<div>At present, it's only really used by David Goldstein with his DNS news updates and people like me that like to vent about domain name issues from time to time.</div>
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<div>But, as Sean notes, if/when a controversial issue kicks off (second-level registrations, anyone?), I'm sure it will quickly become very active again, and I think having a forum that is independent of auDA is potentially quite valuable. I realise there are other lists and forums that arguably cover .au issues, but I suspect none of them are as comprehensive as this one (the fact that this list has been very quiet for some time, I presume means most people haven't unsubscribed).</div>
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<div>With regard to David's excellent DNS news updates, I've always felt that these should be an auDA member benefit, so I think should be sent out using the auDA members mailing list. &nbsp;Doing that might encourage a few new members, and I think these updates are worth well more than the $22 annual membership fee anyway...</div>
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<div>Anyway, here's something I was about to post to the list:</div>
<div>NZ:&nbsp;Final policies approved for .nz registrations at the second level</div>
<div>http://dnc.org.nz/final-policies-nz-registrations-second-level?m=309</div>
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<div>They're also discussing changing their flag. Meanwhile, we're reintroducing knighthoods...</div>
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<div>cheers</div>
<div>jon</div>
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<br>----- Original Message -----<br>From: "Sean Finn" &lt;sean@...&gt;<br>To: ".au DNS Discussion List" &lt;dns@...&gt;<br>Sent: Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 10:19:54 PM<br>Subject: Re: [DNS] Should this list continue to exist?<br><br><div dir="ltr">Then who would watch the watchers?<div><br></div>
<div>We're silent now because, I'd assume, there's not too much beef with the job AuDA is performing. If this were ever to change, would AuDA tollerate criticism?<br><div><br></div>
<div>-Sean.</div>
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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Rod Keys <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:info@..." target="_blank">info <at> ddns.com.au</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote">Maybe Auda could host it for historical reasons?<br>
Rod Keys<br><br><br><br>
On 26/03/14 8:20 PM, Rob Taylor wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote">
One note of possible caution - In .UK there was a 'nom-steer' list much<br>
like this, quite quiet and dormant much of the time but very useful as and<br>
when it was needed.<br><br>
Nominet then 'improved' things by closing it and moving to a vbulletin<br>
system inside their online services, and the reach &amp; debate appears to be<br>
all but nullified.<br><br>
Cheers,<br>
Rob<br><br><br>
On 26 March 2014 09:11, Sean Finn &lt;<a href="mailto:sean@..." target="_blank">sean@...</a>&gt; wrote:<br><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote">
I think it should stay asleep for great justice just in case it needs to<br>
get resurrected.<br><br>
-Sean.<br><br><br>
On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 5:45 PM, Tom Minchin &lt;<a href="mailto:tom.minchin@..." target="_blank">tom.minchin@...</a>&gt;wrote:<br><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote">
Yeah. Pull the pin.<br>
On 26/03/2014 3:04 PM, "Kim Davies" &lt;<a href="mailto:kim@...au" target="_blank">kim@...</a>&gt; wrote:<br><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote">
For those not familiar with this list's history, it was started in the<br>
mid-1990s and was the location where the seminal discussion on .AU<br>
happened. The discussion involved key members of the nascent Internet<br>
community in Australia, and was the hub of activity that lead to the<br>
creation of auDA to manage the the .AU space.<br><br>
Today the list if effectively dormant. auDA does not use it to<br>
disseminate<br>
or discuss issues relating to .AU, and there are little in the way of<br>
community discussion here on .AU. For example, auDA saw fit to report to<br>
the AusNOG mailing list about DNSSEC initiatives in .AU, but not here<br>
(<a href="http://lists.ausnog.net/pipermail/ausnog/2014-March/023181.html" target="_blank">http://lists.ausnog.net/pipermail/ausnog/2014-March/023181.html</a>)<br><br>
I'd like to pose the question whether this forum should be retired.<br>
There is certainly no problem sustaining its existence if it continues<br>
to fulfil a purpose. However, it may be its time has come after 20 years<br>
and is no longer a needed part of the community.<br><br>
I'd appreciate members' thoughts.<br><br>
kim<br><br>
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Kim Davies | 26 Mar 05:03 2014
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Should this list continue to exist?

For those not familiar with this list's history, it was started in the
mid-1990s and was the location where the seminal discussion on .AU
happened. The discussion involved key members of the nascent Internet
community in Australia, and was the hub of activity that lead to the
creation of auDA to manage the the .AU space.

Today the list if effectively dormant. auDA does not use it to disseminate
or discuss issues relating to .AU, and there are little in the way of
community discussion here on .AU. For example, auDA saw fit to report to
the AusNOG mailing list about DNSSEC initiatives in .AU, but not here
(http://lists.ausnog.net/pipermail/ausnog/2014-March/023181.html)

I'd like to pose the question whether this forum should be retired.
There is certainly no problem sustaining its existence if it continues
to fulfil a purpose. However, it may be its time has come after 20 years
and is no longer a needed part of the community.

I'd appreciate members' thoughts.

kim

Gmane