David Goldstein | 11 Aug 06:16 2014

auDA Domain News - 11 August

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Monthly Update by Theresa Swinehart

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

 

DC Constituencies Start to Coalesce on Principles for the IANA Transition and Enhanced ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/dc-constituencies-start-to-coalesce-on-principles-for-the-iana-transition-and-enhanced-icann-accountability/>

 

Can anyone own a national domain name? Michael Geist

<http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2014/08/08/can_anyone_own_a_national_domain_name_geist.html>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention To French And German Registrars

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars/>

 

au: ApexIT Registrar Accreditation Terminated by Consent

<http://www.auda.org.au/news/apexit-registrar-accreditation-terminated-by-consent/>

 

au: AuDA applications open

<http://dubbophotonews.com.au/index.php/dpn/categories/in-brief/item/3326-auda-applications-open>

 

Google to prioritise secure websites

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28687513>

 

HTTPS as a ranking signal

<http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html>

 

au: 'Abbott lies' web domain names registered in Liberal party name

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/abbott-lies-web-domain-names-registered-in-liberal-party-name>

 

au: Liberal Party registers abbottlies.com.au to beat Labor to digital punch

<http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liberal-party-registers-abbottliescomau-to-beat-labor-to-digital-punch/story-fni0cx12-1227019121938>

 

au: Liberal Party registers domain name ‘Abbott Lies’ in digital campaign against Labor

<http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/10/09/12/liberal-party-registers-domain-name-abbott-lies-in-digital-campaign-against-labor>

 

au: Victorian racing umbrella site gets domain

<http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/sport/victorian_racing_umbrella_site_gets_N62SNk5sOGZz96jZfyCjrM>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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A tale of two processes by Brenden Kuerbis

When the NTIA made its announcement to end its historic role overseeing the IANA functions, ICANN was eager to fulfill its assigned convener role. It initiated two concurrent processes, one for developing an IANA functions transition proposal (or, as ICANN prefers to frame it, its “stewardship transition”) and another on enhancing ICANN accountability. The former dealt with implementation of the registries for names, numbers, protocols; the latter specifically with holding ICANN the organization responsible for decisions it took (e.g., board decisions dealing with DNS policy or other areas).

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/08/a-tale-of-two-processes/>

 

Students School Faculty on IANA transition: The Meissen proposal by Milton Mueller

One of the criticisms often made of IGP’s proposal for the IANA transition is that taking IANA out of ICANN is not a good idea because creating a new organization and transferring critical functions to it is too risky and destabilizing. But guess what? Short of just giving IANA to ICANN with no strings attached, there is no way to execute this transition without creating a new organization and/or new processes. It cannot be avoided. The only real question is what kind of a new entity it will be.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/04/students-school-faculty-on-iana-transition-the-meissen-proposal/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Monthly Update by Theresa Swinehart

To the Community, This is no sleepy summer at ICANN! We've been very busy getting two important processes – the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition and the Strengthening ICANN Governance and Accountability track -- up and running. I wanted to update you on the latest developments for both.

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

 

Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 52 in Marrakech

About the Fellowship Program: Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has had over 1000 successful fellowships. Today many of these individuals are actively participating in all of the ICANN communities as leaders in At Large, the GAC, ccNSO, SSAC and gNSO.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-08-en>

 

ICG Charter Open for Public Comments

On July 18, the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) produced a draft charter that defines its own tasks. The ICG views defining the broad outlines of its charter as important, but it views finalizing the charter and moving on to the real work of the transition planning to be of equal importance. Thus the ICG is opening up a short public comment period on the charter to determine if there are any major objections to the current draft that the ICG has not already taken into account.

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

 

ICANN grants Data Retention Waiver to Mailclub SAS

MAILCLUB SAS ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") pursuant to Section 3 of the Data Retention Specification of the 2013 RAA, which provides that if a registrar is subject to the same applicable law that gave rise to ICANN's request to grant a previous data retention waiver under the 2013 RAA, a registrar may request that ICANN grant a similar waiver, which request shall be approved by ICANN, unless ICANN provides Registrar with a reasonable justification for not approving such request.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-5-2014-08-07-en>

 

DATA RETENTION WAIVER - 1API GmbH

1API GmbH ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") on the basis of Registrar's contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Data Retention Specification in the 2013 RAA (the "Specification") violates applicable law in Germany.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-07-en>

 

DATA RETENTION WAIVER - ingenit GmbH & Co. KG

ingenit GmbH & Co. KG ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") on the basis of Registrar's contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Data Retention Specification in the 2013 RAA (the "Specification") violates applicable law in Germany.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-07-en>

 

Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Panel Process Document Released

ICANN has published the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) process documents for Community Priority Evaluation (CPE). This document provides detail of the process the EIU employs to perform the CPE.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07aug14-en>

 

ICG Announces Second Conference Call

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold its next conference call on 19 August 2014, 12:00-14:00 UTC.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-07-en>

 

DC Constituencies Start to Coalesce on Principles for the IANA Transition and Enhanced ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin

It is now being broadly acknowledged that, as expressed unanimously by all GNSO constituencies at the recent ICANN London meeting, “as part of the IANA transition, the multi-stakeholder community has the opportunity and responsibility to propose meaningful accountability structures that go beyond just the IANA-specific accountability issues”.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/dc-constituencies-start-to-coalesce-on-principles-for-the-iana-transition-and-enhanced-icann-accountability/>

 

Can anyone own a national domain name? Michael Geist

The legal status of a country-code domain name extension is unclear. It is not property in the physical sense and within the ICANN world it amounts to little more than an entry in a database.

<http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2014/08/08/can_anyone_own_a_national_domain_name_geist.html>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention To French And German Registrars

ICANN announced yesterday it has granted four more data retention waivers to registrars domiciled in France and Germany due to their inability to sign ICANN’s 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars.html>

 

Video Interviews of IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) Members by Dan York

Want to know more about what is going on with the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG)? ICANN recently published a set of video interviews with members of the ICG. Here, for instance is the interview with Alissa Cooper who represents the IETF on the ICG... While this is certainly not the complete list of ICG members, it is a good sampling of the variety of people involved with the ICG and does provide a range of different viewpoints into what is going on within the ICG process.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140807_video_interviews_iana_stewardship_transition_coordination_group/>

 

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au: ApexIT Registrar Accreditation Terminated by Consent

auDA has given consent to ApexIT Pty Ltd’s intention to terminate its auDA registrar accreditation under clause 2.2 of the Registrar Agreement. On 21 July 2014, ApexIT ceased to be an auDA accredited Registrar.

<http://www.auda.org.au/news/apexit-registrar-accreditation-terminated-by-consent/>

 

au: AuDA applications open

The AuDA Foundation is now accepting grants for its latest round of funding.

<http://dubbophotonews.com.au/index.php/dpn/categories/in-brief/item/3326-auda-applications-open>

 

Working on a secure domain industry - new .at-report online!

Security is a big topic being discussed publicly right now. Domain hijacking, phishing and DNS spoofing are just some of the many risks the Domain Industry is facing. What threats Internet users are facing and what precautions Registries and Registrars can take in order to contribute to a stable and trustworthy World Wide Web you can read in our new .at-report on the topic "Security".

<http://www.nic.at/en/uebernic/current_issues/nicat_news/news_view/article//gemeinsam-fuer-eine-sichere-domainbranche-neuer-at-report-online/>

 

be: Watch out for similar domain names

We recently received reports detailing a far-reaching type of fraud. The fraudsters reserve a domain name that strongly resembles the actual domain name of a web shop and build an accurate replica of the site of this web shop. Then they offer the same products but at rock-bottom prices. Of course, these products don’t actually exist and the visitors of the site are defrauded.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/watch-out-similar-domain-names>

 

Nominate your favourite .eu website for the .eu Web Awards!

Give your favourite .eu website the chance to win an online media package worth 5 000 EUR in the .eu Web Awards, hosted by the .eu registry EURid.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2014/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-eu-web-awards>

<http://www.domainnews.com/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-for-the-eu-web-awards.html>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/09/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-for-the-eu-web-awards/>

 

nz: Notification of UDAI policy amendments

Following a public consultation, the DNCL Board has approved a small number of amendments to the Registering, Managing and Cancelling (RMC) Policy and Transfer to Another Registrar (TAR) Policy.

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/notification-udai-policy-amendments>

 

nz: Kiwis get ready... for more .NZ domain name choices

Have you ever looked at a .nz website or email address and gotten a kick out of the second level hierarchy? Of course you have.

<http://techday.com/start-up/news/kiwis-get-ready-for-more-nz-domain-name-choices/189890/>

 

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Google to prioritise secure websites

Google has said it will give preference to more secure websites in its search rankings from now on.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28687513>

 

HTTPS as a ranking signal

Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google.

<http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html>

 

More Secure Websites Could Rank Higher in Google Search Results Under New Algorithm

Google is going to factor HTTPS when ranking websites in search results which it hopes will encourage more site owners to switch to HTTPS from HTTP, according to a blog post by the search giant on Wednesday.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/google-considers-https-factor-search-ranking>

 

In major shift, Google boosts search rankings of HTTPS-protected sites

In a shift aimed at fostering wider use of encryption on the Web, Google is tweaking its search engine to favor sites that use HTTPS to protect end users' privacy and security.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/in-major-shift-google-boosts-search-rankings-of-https-protected-sites/>

 

Google To Push Websites With HTTPS In Search Rankings For More Secure Web

In an effort to push security, Google announced they are starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal in their search results. Over the past few months Google has been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in their search ranking algorithms and the results have been positive.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22746>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/google-to-push-websites-with-https-in-search-rankings-for-more-secure-web/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/google-to-push-websites-with-https-in-search-rankings-for-more-secure-web.html>

 

Verisign and Risk I/O Team Up to Deliver Actionable Cyber Threat Intelligence

I am thrilled to let you know that as of today, Risk I/O, a respected vulnerability threat management platform, will be leveraging Verisign iDefense vulnerability intelligence data as a part of its threat processing engine through a licensing agreement between the two companies.

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

 

A new colour for your Facebook profile? It's a scam

A Facebook app offering to change the colour of Facebook’s profile page and header scams users, hacking into their Facebook account and computer.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/07/facebook-profile-colour-scam>

 

Belgian Government Finally Gets Its Internet Back From Hackers

Belgium’s foreign ministry finally has full Internet access across all platforms, after it was the victim of repeat cyber-attack in May, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said Thursday.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/07/belgian-government-finally-gets-its-internet-back-from-hackers/?mod=ST1>

 

USB 'critically flawed' after bug discovery, researchers say

Cyber-security experts have dramatically called into question the safety and security of using USB to connect devices to computers.

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28701124>

 

Kiwis' data threatened after Russian hackers steal a billion passwords

The internet credentials of some New Zealanders will almost certainly have fallen into the hands of a Russian cyber gang, an online security expert fears.

<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=11304873>

 

There is no such thing as a free domain

Since quite a long time now SWITCH actively cleans up drive-by sites. Attackers using the ever same tricks, analysing has become quite a routine, if not to say a bore. However recently, we stumbled over a new pattern. Many of the reported domains looked like

<http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/08/07/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-free-domain/>

 

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Porn.com Recovered After 'Hijack' Attempt

Porn.com has recovered its domain, company attorneys confirmed to XBIZ on Thursday. The company released this statement: "We can now confirm that Porn.com, one of the largest and top adult entertainment websites in the world, was recently “hijacked” by an unknown third party. Porn.com was originally purchased in 2007 for $9.5 million making it the third most expensive domain of all time.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=183149>

 

Domain Registrars Deny Police Requests to Suspend Pirate Sites

Domain name suspension requests sent by City of London Police to registrars are not being met with cooperation in a majority of cases. New information obtained through a Freedom of Information request reveals that a total of 70 requests were denied, with just five being granted.

<http://torrentfreak.com/domain-registrars-deny-police-requests-suspend-pirate-sites-140808/>

 

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Consultation on New Experimental Allocation

ARIN is soliciting community input on a proposed experiment that will require the temporary use of space from 23.128.0.0/10, the IPv4 addresses reserved to facilitate IPv6 deployment.

<https://www.arin.net/announcements/2014/20140804.html>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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au: 'Abbott lies' web domain names registered in Liberal party name

Labor has sought to embarrass the government over the discovery that web domain names that include the term “Abbott lies” have been registered in the name of the Liberal party.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/abbott-lies-web-domain-names-registered-in-liberal-party-name>

 

au: Liberal Party registers abbottlies.com.au to beat Labor to digital punch

THE LIBERAL Party has embraced the unusual political strategy of registering the domain name “Abbott Lies’’ as a website address and redirecting all traffic to Liberal website promoting the May budget.

<http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liberal-party-registers-abbottliescomau-to-beat-labor-to-digital-punch/story-fni0cx12-1227019121938>

 

au: Liberal Party registers domain name ‘Abbott Lies’ in digital campaign against Labor

The Liberal Party has registered abbottlies.com.au as a website to prevent critics launching a site under the same domain name.

<http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/10/09/12/liberal-party-registers-domain-name-abbott-lies-in-digital-campaign-against-labor>

 

A good snyopsis of Verisign’s monopoly contract

Verisign has a wonderful license to print money. Its contract with ICANN to run .com allows it to charge $7.85 per .com domain name registered. The company enjoys fat 55% operating margins as a result.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/10/a-good-snyopsis-of-verisigns-monopoly-contract/>

 

New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings

Have you ever gone to socially share or email a URL and found that it was much longer than you had expected? Take the following contrived URL as an example:

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

 

Successfully Monitoring Your Brand Online with Brandshield Technology

As I continue to search for new products and services that will help companies manage their digital real estate in the future of the expanded internet environment, I have been fortunate to come across a great company, Brand Shield.

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385371/Successfully-Monitoring-Your-Brand-Online-with-Brandshield-Technology>

 

A look inside Google’s new domain name registrar

It’s been a little over a month since Google announced its domain name registration service, and I got access to the beta today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/08/google-domains-registrar/>

 

Share Incentive Scheme

Minds + Machines Group Limited, the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet TLDs, announces that it has adopted a new share incentive scheme.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/share-incentive-scheme/>

 

My takeaways from Rightside’s first investor call

Rightside just concluded its first ever investor conference call as a standalone company.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/my-takeaways-from-rightsides-first-investor-call/>

 

Rightside just released its first earnings report

Rightside today released its first quarterly earnings report after being spun off from Demand Media.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/rightside-just-released-its-first-earnings-report/>

 

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Netcraft Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2014

Anexia had the most reliable hosting company site in July, with three failed requests. This is Anexia's second appearance in the top 10 in 2014, and the first time it's topped the table since Netcraft starting monitoring its performance. The Europe-based IT service provider operates infrastructure in several European datacenters, and has maintained a 100% uptime record over the past year. Last year, Anexia was ranked #136 in Deloitte's Technology Fast500 EMEA, which recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/08/08/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-july-2014.html>

 

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au: Victorian racing umbrella site gets domain

Racing Victoria has purchased the ­racing.com domain name, a further step in establishing its own media business ­containing almost all of the state’s ­digital thoroughbred racing assets.

<http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/sport/victorian_racing_umbrella_site_gets_N62SNk5sOGZz96jZfyCjrM>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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au: Online dating scams to be targeted by money laundering agency and ACCC [AAP]

The consumer watchdog is joining forces with government anti-money laundering agents to crack down on internet dating scams.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/11/online-dating-scams-to-be-targeted-by-money-laundering-agency-and-accc>

 

ACCC launches Scam Disruption Project [news release]

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today launched its national Scam Disruption Project to help protect the Australian community from relationship scammers.

<http://accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-launches-scam-disruption-project>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Australian Proposal Would Require Suspicionless Domestic Spying by ISPs

The Australian government announced new anti-terrorism measures this week, in response to the alleged involvement of Australian citizens with extremist groups in countries including Syria and Iraq. Quietly omitted from the briefing at which those changes were announced, but separately leaked to the press this week, were the government's plans to introduce mandatory data retention requirements for Australian Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/australian-proposal-would-require-suspicionless-domestic-spying-isps>

 

au: Asio and federal police seek to clear up confusion over metadata collection

Australia’s intelligence and police chiefs have moved to clear up confusion over the reach of the government’s proposed mandatory data retention scheme.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/08/asio-and-federal-police-seek-to-clear-up-confusion-over-metadata-collection>

 

au: Data retention: Turnbull says government only wants your IP address

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull says that proposed data retention laws would require Internet service providers to retain records of the IP address used by customers of their service — not the IP addresses of websites visited by customers.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551969/data_retention_turnbull_says_government_only_wants_your_ip_address/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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Inside U.S. Trade: Leaked TPP Paper On Drug IP Landing Zones Shows Extent Of Divisions

[Matthew Schewel for Inside U.S. Trade] A confidential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating document obtained by Inside U.S. Trade sheds new light on the extent of disagreement that remains over controversial provisions on intellectual property (IP) protection for pharmaceuticals, roughly three months ahead of a November target for producing a substantial outcome in the talks.

<http://infojustice.org/archives/33095>

 

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BRAND PROTECTION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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au: ThredboTM the start of a slippery slope?

The name Thredbo might well conjure images of schussing the snowfields and hot chocolates in the ski lodge.

<http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/thredbotm-the-start-of-a-slippery-slope-20140809-3dfcg.html>

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Monthly Update by Theresa Swinehart<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DC Constituencies Start to Coalesce on Principles for the IANA Transition and Enhanced ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/dc-constituencies-start-to-coalesce-on-principles-for-the-iana-transition-and-enhanced-icann-accountability/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/dc-constituencies-start-to-coalesce-on-principles-for-the-iana-transition-and-enhanced-icann-accountability/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Can anyone own a national domain name? Michael Geist<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2014/08/08/can_anyone_own_a_national_domain_name_geist.html"><span>http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2014/08/08/can_anyone_own_a_national_domain_name_geist.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Grants Data Retention To French And German Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: ApexIT Registrar Accreditation Terminated by Consent<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/apexit-registrar-accreditation-terminated-by-consent/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/apexit-registrar-accreditation-terminated-by-consent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: AuDA applications open</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dubbophotonews.com.au/index.php/dpn/categories/in-brief/item/3326-auda-applications-open"><span>http://dubbophotonews.com.au/index.php/dpn/categories/in-brief/item/3326-auda-applications-open</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google to prioritise secure websites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28687513"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28687513</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">HTTPS as a ranking signal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html"><span>http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: 'Abbott lies' web domain names registered in Liberal party name</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/abbott-lies-web-domain-names-registered-in-liberal-party-name"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/abbott-lies-web-domain-names-registered-in-liberal-party-name</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Liberal Party registers abbottlies.com.au to beat Labor to digital punch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liberal-party-registers-abbottliescomau-to-beat-labor-to-digital-punch/story-fni0cx12-1227019121938"><span>http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liberal-party-registers-abbottliescomau-to-beat-labor-to-digital-punch/story-fni0cx12-1227019121938</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Liberal Party registers domain name &lsquo;Abbott Lies&rsquo; in digital campaign against Labor<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/10/09/12/liberal-party-registers-domain-name-abbott-lies-in-digital-campaign-against-labor"><span>http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/10/09/12/liberal-party-registers-domain-name-abbott-lies-in-digital-campaign-against-labor</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Victorian racing umbrella site gets domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/sport/victorian_racing_umbrella_site_gets_N62SNk5sOGZz96jZfyCjrM"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/sport/victorian_racing_umbrella_site_gets_N62SNk5sOGZz96jZfyCjrM</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A tale of two processes by Brenden Kuerbis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When the NTIA made its announcement to end its historic role overseeing the IANA functions, ICANN was eager to fulfill its assigned convener role. It initiated two concurrent processes, one for developing an IANA functions transition proposal (or, as ICANN prefers to frame it, its &ldquo;stewardship transition&rdquo;) and another on enhancing ICANN accountability. The former dealt with implementation of the registries for names, numbers, protocols; the latter specifically with holding ICANN the organization responsible for decisions it took (e.g., board decisions dealing with DNS policy or other areas).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/08/a-tale-of-two-processes/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/08/a-tale-of-two-processes/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Students School Faculty on IANA transition: The Meissen proposal by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the criticisms often made of IGP&rsquo;s proposal for the IANA transition is that taking IANA out of ICANN is not a good idea because creating a new organization and transferring critical functions to it is too risky and destabilizing. But guess what? Short of just giving IANA to ICANN with no strings attached, there is no way to execute this transition without creating a new organization and/or new processes. It cannot be avoided. The only real question is what kind of a new entity it will be.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/04/students-school-faculty-on-iana-transition-the-meissen-proposal/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/04/students-school-faculty-on-iana-transition-the-meissen-proposal/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Monthly Update by Theresa Swinehart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">To the Community, This is no sleepy summer at ICANN! We've been very busy getting two important processes &ndash; the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition and the Strengthening ICANN Governance and Accountability track -- up and running. I wanted to update you on the latest developments for both.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/monthly-update"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/monthly-update</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 52 in Marrakech<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">About the Fellowship Program: Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has had over 1000 successful fellowships. Today many of these individuals are actively participating in all of the ICANN communities as leaders in At Large, the GAC, ccNSO, SSAC and gNSO. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICG Charter Open for Public Comments</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On July 18, the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) produced a draft charter that defines its own tasks. The ICG views defining the broad outlines of its charter as important, but it views finalizing the charter and moving on to the real work of the transition planning to be of equal importance. Thus the ICG is opening up a short public comment period on the charter to determine if there are any major objections to the current draft that the ICG has not already taken into account.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN grants Data Retention Waiver to Mailclub SAS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MAILCLUB SAS ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") pursuant to Section 3 of the Data Retention Specification of the 2013 RAA, which provides that if a registrar is subject to the same applicable law that gave rise to ICANN's request to grant a previous data retention waiver under the 2013 RAA, a registrar may request that ICANN grant a similar waiver, which request shall be approved by ICANN, unless ICANN provides Registrar with a reasonable justification for not approving such request. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-5-2014-08-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-5-2014-08-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DATA RETENTION WAIVER - 1API GmbH</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1API GmbH ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") on the basis of Registrar's contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Data Retention Specification in the 2013 RAA (the "Specification") violates applicable law in Germany.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DATA RETENTION WAIVER - ingenit GmbH &amp; Co. KG</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ingenit GmbH &amp; Co. KG ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") on the basis of Registrar's contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Data Retention Specification in the 2013 RAA (the "Specification") violates applicable law in Germany.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Panel Process Document Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has published the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) process documents for Community Priority Evaluation (CPE). This document provides detail of the process the EIU employs to perform the CPE.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07aug14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07aug14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICG Announces Second Conference Call<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold its next conference call on 19 August 2014, 12:00-14:00 UTC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-07-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DC Constituencies Start to Coalesce on Principles for the IANA Transition and Enhanced ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is now being broadly acknowledged that, as expressed unanimously by all GNSO constituencies at the recent ICANN London meeting, &ldquo;as part of the IANA transition, the multi-stakeholder community has the opportunity and responsibility to propose meaningful accountability structures that go beyond just the IANA-specific accountability issues&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/dc-constituencies-start-to-coalesce-on-principles-for-the-iana-transition-and-enhanced-icann-accountability/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/dc-constituencies-start-to-coalesce-on-principles-for-the-iana-transition-and-enhanced-icann-accountability/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Can anyone own a national domain name? Michael Geist<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The legal status of a country-code domain name extension is unclear. It is not property in the physical sense and within the ICANN world it amounts to little more than an entry in a database.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2014/08/08/can_anyone_own_a_national_domain_name_geist.html"><span>http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2014/08/08/can_anyone_own_a_national_domain_name_geist.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Grants Data Retention To French And German Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN announced yesterday it has granted four more data retention waivers to registrars domiciled in France and Germany due to their inability to sign ICANN&rsquo;s 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/icann-grants-data-retention-to-french-and-german-registrars.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Video Interviews of IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) Members by Dan York<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Want to know more about what is going on with the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG)? ICANN recently published a set of video interviews with members of the ICG. Here, for instance is the interview with Alissa Cooper who represents the IETF on the ICG... While this is certainly not the complete list of ICG members, it is a good sampling of the variety of people involved with the ICG and does provide a range of different viewpoints into what is going on within the ICG process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140807_video_interviews_iana_stewardship_transition_coordination_group/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140807_video_interviews_iana_stewardship_transition_coordination_group/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: ApexIT Registrar Accreditation Terminated by Consent<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">auDA has given consent to ApexIT Pty Ltd&rsquo;s intention to terminate its auDA registrar accreditation under clause 2.2 of the Registrar Agreement. On 21 July 2014, ApexIT ceased to be an auDA accredited Registrar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/apexit-registrar-accreditation-terminated-by-consent/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/apexit-registrar-accreditation-terminated-by-consent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: AuDA applications open</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The AuDA Foundation is now accepting grants for its latest round of funding. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dubbophotonews.com.au/index.php/dpn/categories/in-brief/item/3326-auda-applications-open"><span>http://dubbophotonews.com.au/index.php/dpn/categories/in-brief/item/3326-auda-applications-open</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Working on a secure domain industry - new .at-report online!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Security is a big topic being discussed publicly right now. Domain hijacking, phishing and DNS spoofing are just some of the many risks the Domain Industry is facing. What threats Internet users are facing and what precautions Registries and Registrars can take in order to contribute to a stable and trustworthy World Wide Web you can read in our new .at-report on the topic "Security".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nic.at/en/uebernic/current_issues/nicat_news/news_view/article/gemeinsam-fuer-eine-sichere-domainbranche-neuer-at-report-online/"><span>http://www.nic.at/en/uebernic/current_issues/nicat_news/news_view/article//gemeinsam-fuer-eine-sichere-domainbranche-neuer-at-report-online/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">be: Watch out for similar domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We recently received reports detailing a far-reaching type of fraud. The fraudsters reserve a domain name that strongly resembles the actual domain name of a web shop and build an accurate replica of the site of this web shop. Then they offer the same products but at rock-bottom prices. Of course, these products don&rsquo;t actually exist and the visitors of the site are defrauded.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/watch-out-similar-domain-names"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/watch-out-similar-domain-names</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominate your favourite .eu website for the .eu Web Awards!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Give your favourite .eu website the chance to win an online media package worth 5 000 EUR in the .eu Web Awards, hosted by the .eu registry EURid.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2014/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-eu-web-awards"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2014/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-eu-web-awards</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-for-the-eu-web-awards.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-for-the-eu-web-awards.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/09/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-for-the-eu-web-awards/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/09/nominate-your-favourite-eu-website-for-the-eu-web-awards/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Notification of UDAI policy amendments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following a public consultation, the DNCL Board has approved a small number of amendments to the Registering, Managing and Cancelling (RMC) Policy and Transfer to Another Registrar (TAR) Policy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/notification-udai-policy-amendments"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/notification-udai-policy-amendments</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Kiwis get ready... for more .NZ domain name choices</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you ever looked at a .nz website or email address and gotten a kick out of the second level hierarchy? Of course you have.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techday.com/start-up/news/kiwis-get-ready-for-more-nz-domain-name-choices/189890/"><span>http://techday.com/start-up/news/kiwis-get-ready-for-more-nz-domain-name-choices/189890/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google to prioritise secure websites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google has said it will give preference to more secure websites in its search rankings from now on.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28687513"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28687513</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">HTTPS as a ranking signal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html"><span>http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More Secure Websites Could Rank Higher in Google Search Results Under New Algorithm<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google is going to factor HTTPS when ranking websites in search results which it hopes will encourage more site owners to switch to HTTPS from HTTP, according to a blog post by the search giant on Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/google-considers-https-factor-search-ranking"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/google-considers-https-factor-search-ranking</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In major shift, Google boosts search rankings of HTTPS-protected sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a shift aimed at fostering wider use of encryption on the Web, Google is tweaking its search engine to favor sites that use HTTPS to protect end users' privacy and security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/in-major-shift-google-boosts-search-rankings-of-https-protected-sites/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/in-major-shift-google-boosts-search-rankings-of-https-protected-sites/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google To Push Websites With HTTPS In Search Rankings For More Secure Web<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In an effort to push security, Google announced they are starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal in their search results. Over the past few months Google has been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in their search ranking algorithms and the results have been positive.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22746"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22746</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/google-to-push-websites-with-https-in-search-rankings-for-more-secure-web/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/08/google-to-push-websites-with-https-in-search-rankings-for-more-secure-web/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/google-to-push-websites-with-https-in-search-rankings-for-more-secure-web.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/google-to-push-websites-with-https-in-search-rankings-for-more-secure-web.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign and Risk I/O Team Up to Deliver Actionable Cyber Threat Intelligence<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I am thrilled to let you know that as of today, Risk I/O, a respected vulnerability threat management platform, will be leveraging Verisign iDefense vulnerability intelligence data as a part of its threat processing engine through a licensing agreement between the two companies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/title_verisign_and_risk_i"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/title_verisign_and_risk_i</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new colour for your Facebook profile? It's a scam<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Facebook app offering to change the colour of Facebook&rsquo;s profile page and header scams users, hacking into their Facebook account and computer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/07/facebook-profile-colour-scam"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/07/facebook-profile-colour-scam</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Belgian Government Finally Gets Its Internet Back From Hackers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Belgium&rsquo;s foreign ministry finally has full Internet access across all platforms, after it was the victim of repeat cyber-attack in May, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said Thursday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/07/belgian-government-finally-gets-its-internet-back-from-hackers/?mod=ST1"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/07/belgian-government-finally-gets-its-internet-back-from-hackers/?mod=ST1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">USB 'critically flawed' after bug discovery, researchers say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber-security experts have dramatically called into question the safety and security of using USB to connect devices to computers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28701124"><span>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28701124</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kiwis' data threatened after Russian hackers steal a billion passwords<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet credentials of some New Zealanders will almost certainly have fallen into the hands of a Russian cyber gang, an online security expert fears.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&amp;objectid=11304873"><span>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&amp;objectid=11304873</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There is no such thing as a free domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Since quite a long time now SWITCH actively cleans up drive-by sites. Attackers using the ever same tricks, analysing has become quite a routine, if not to say a bore. However recently, we stumbled over a new pattern. Many of the reported domains looked like<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/08/07/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-free-domain/"><span>http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/08/07/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-free-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Porn.com Recovered After 'Hijack' Attempt<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Porn.com has recovered its domain, company attorneys confirmed to XBIZ on Thursday.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The company released this statement:</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">"We can now confirm that Porn.com, one of the largest and top adult entertainment websites in the world, was recently &ldquo;hijacked&rdquo; by an unknown third party. Porn.com was originally purchased in 2007 for $9.5 million making it the third most expensive domain of all time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=183149"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=183149</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Registrars Deny Police Requests to Suspend Pirate Sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name suspension requests sent by City of London Police to registrars are not being met with cooperation in a majority of cases. New information obtained through a Freedom of Information request reveals that a total of 70 requests were denied, with just five being granted.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/domain-registrars-deny-police-requests-suspend-pirate-sites-140808/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/domain-registrars-deny-police-requests-suspend-pirate-sites-140808/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Consultation on New Experimental Allocation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ARIN is soliciting community input on a proposed experiment that will require the temporary use of space from 23.128.0.0/10, the IPv4 addresses reserved to facilitate IPv6 deployment. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.arin.net/announcements/2014/20140804.html"><span>https://www.arin.net/announcements/2014/20140804.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: 'Abbott lies' web domain names registered in Liberal party name</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Labor has sought to embarrass the government over the discovery that web domain names that include the term &ldquo;Abbott lies&rdquo; have been registered in the name of the Liberal party.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/abbott-lies-web-domain-names-registered-in-liberal-party-name"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/abbott-lies-web-domain-names-registered-in-liberal-party-name</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Liberal Party registers abbottlies.com.au to beat Labor to digital punch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">THE LIBERAL Party has embraced the unusual political strategy of registering the domain name &ldquo;Abbott Lies&rsquo;&rsquo; as a website address and redirecting all traffic to Liberal website promoting the May budget.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liberal-party-registers-abbottliescomau-to-beat-labor-to-digital-punch/story-fni0cx12-1227019121938"><span>http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liberal-party-registers-abbottliescomau-to-beat-labor-to-digital-punch/story-fni0cx12-1227019121938</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Liberal Party registers domain name &lsquo;Abbott Lies&rsquo; in digital campaign against Labor<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Liberal Party has registered abbottlies.com.au as a website to prevent critics launching a site under the same domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/10/09/12/liberal-party-registers-domain-name-abbott-lies-in-digital-campaign-against-labor"><span>http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/10/09/12/liberal-party-registers-domain-name-abbott-lies-in-digital-campaign-against-labor</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A good snyopsis of Verisign&rsquo;s monopoly contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign has a wonderful license to print money. Its contract with ICANN to run .com allows it to charge $7.85 per .com domain name registered. The company enjoys fat 55% operating margins as a result.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/10/a-good-snyopsis-of-verisigns-monopoly-contract/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/10/a-good-snyopsis-of-verisigns-monopoly-contract/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you ever gone to socially share or email a URL and found that it was much longer than you had expected? Take the following contrived URL as an example:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Successfully Monitoring Your Brand Online with Brandshield Technology<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As I continue to search for new products and services that will help companies manage their digital real estate in the future of the expanded internet environment, I have been fortunate to come across a great company, Brand Shield.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385371/Successfully-Monitoring-Your-Brand-Online-with-Brandshield-Technology"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385371/Successfully-Monitoring-Your-Brand-Online-with-Brandshield-Technology</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A look inside Google&rsquo;s new domain name registrar<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s been a little over a month since Google announced its domain name registration service, and I got access to the beta today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/08/google-domains-registrar/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/08/google-domains-registrar/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Share Incentive Scheme<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines Group Limited, the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet TLDs, announces that it has adopted a new share incentive scheme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/share-incentive-scheme/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/share-incentive-scheme/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">My takeaways from Rightside&rsquo;s first investor call<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside just concluded its first ever investor conference call as a standalone company.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/my-takeaways-from-rightsides-first-investor-call/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/my-takeaways-from-rightsides-first-investor-call/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside just released its first earnings report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside today released its first quarterly earnings report after being spun off from Demand Media.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/rightside-just-released-its-first-earnings-report/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/rightside-just-released-its-first-earnings-report/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netcraft Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2014</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Anexia had the most reliable hosting company site in July, with three failed requests. This is Anexia's second appearance in the top 10 in 2014, and the first time it's topped the table since Netcraft starting monitoring its performance. The Europe-based IT service provider operates infrastructure in several European datacenters, and has maintained a 100% uptime record over the past year. Last year, Anexia was ranked #136 in Deloitte's Technology Fast500 EMEA, which recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East &amp; Africa.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/08/08/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-july-2014.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/08/08/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-july-2014.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Victorian racing umbrella site gets domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Racing Victoria has purchased the &shy;racing.com domain name, a further step in establishing its own media business &shy;containing almost all of the state&rsquo;s &shy;digital thoroughbred racing assets.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/sport/victorian_racing_umbrella_site_gets_N62SNk5sOGZz96jZfyCjrM"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/sport/victorian_racing_umbrella_site_gets_N62SNk5sOGZz96jZfyCjrM</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Online dating scams to be targeted by money laundering agency and ACCC [AAP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The consumer watchdog is joining forces with government anti-money laundering agents to crack down on internet dating scams.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/11/online-dating-scams-to-be-targeted-by-money-laundering-agency-and-accc"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/11/online-dating-scams-to-be-targeted-by-money-laundering-agency-and-accc</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ACCC launches Scam Disruption Project [news release]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today launched its national Scam Disruption Project to help protect the Australian community from relationship scammers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-launches-scam-disruption-project"><span>http://accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-launches-scam-disruption-project</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian Proposal Would Require Suspicionless Domestic Spying by ISPs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian government announced new anti-terrorism measures this week, in response to the alleged involvement of Australian citizens with extremist groups in countries including Syria and Iraq. Quietly omitted from the briefing at which those changes were announced, but separately leaked to the press this week, were the government's plans to introduce mandatory data retention requirements for Australian Internet Service Providers (ISPs).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/australian-proposal-would-require-suspicionless-domestic-spying-isps"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/australian-proposal-would-require-suspicionless-domestic-spying-isps</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Asio and federal police seek to clear up confusion over metadata collection</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia&rsquo;s intelligence and police chiefs have moved to clear up confusion over the reach of the government&rsquo;s proposed mandatory data retention scheme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/08/asio-and-federal-police-seek-to-clear-up-confusion-over-metadata-collection"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/08/asio-and-federal-police-seek-to-clear-up-confusion-over-metadata-collection</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Data retention: Turnbull says government only wants your IP address</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull says that proposed data retention laws would require Internet service providers to retain records of the IP address used by customers of their service &mdash; not the IP addresses of websites visited by customers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551969/data_retention_turnbull_says_government_only_wants_your_ip_address/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551969/data_retention_turnbull_says_government_only_wants_your_ip_address/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Inside U.S. Trade: Leaked TPP Paper On Drug IP Landing Zones Shows Extent Of Divisions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">[Matthew Schewel for Inside U.S. Trade] A confidential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating document obtained by Inside U.S. Trade sheds new light on the extent of disagreement that remains over controversial provisions on intellectual property (IP) protection for pharmaceuticals, roughly three months ahead of a November target for producing a substantial outcome in the talks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://infojustice.org/archives/33095"><span>http://infojustice.org/archives/33095</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BRAND PROTECTION &amp; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: ThredboTM the start of a slippery slope?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The name Thredbo might well conjure images of schussing the snowfields and hot chocolates in the ski lodge.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/thredbotm-the-start-of-a-slippery-slope-20140809-3dfcg.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/thredbotm-the-start-of-a-slippery-slope-20140809-3dfcg.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">David Goldstein<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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>> Dublin To Host ICANN?s 54th Public Meeting
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>> < <http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/> http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/>
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>> Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire
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>> < <http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/> http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/>
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>> au: Federal government confirms it allowed training.com.au to expire
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>> <
<http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire> http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire>
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>> Sedo Powers 16,216 Domain Sales In First Six Months Of 2014
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>> < <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/>
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>> UNESCO Program at UN Obscures Controversy over ICANN
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>> UNESCO held a program at UN Headquarters in New York on July 9 which it said was to introduce its new
publication ?UNESCO Report on World Trends on Freedom of Expression and Media Development?. This
program was to take ?a new look at recent evolutions in media freedom, independence, pluralism, and
journalist safety.?
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>> < <http://blogs.taz.de/netizenblog/2014/07/31/unesco-obscures-icann-controversy/> http://blogs.taz.de/netizenblog/2014/07/31/unesco-obscures-icann-controversy/>
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>> Deciding Who Will Govern the Internet Issued By Brookings Institution
>>
>> In March the United States announced that it would relinquish its oversight of ICANN. ICANN is an
enormously important organization that administers the Internet. There is an emerging consensus that
international governance of ICANN is coming but there are many unanswered questions.
>>
>> < <http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/175480> http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/175480>
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>> ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum
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>> ?As Africans we care about the internet, and not only about getting access to it but we also care about how,
and by whom, it is governed,? says APCs Emilar Gandhi who recently returned from the African Internet
Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organized a workshop on public access to
information and communications technologies (ICTs). In an online interview, Emilar spoke to APCNews
about what public access would look like in Africa. Advocating to include ICTs in the post-2015 UN
development agenda, Emilar will take her message to the upcoming Global IGF.
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>> < <http://www.apc.org/en/node/19535> http://www.apc.org/en/node/19535>
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>> - ICANN
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>> Language Localisation Toolkit Kicks Off by Kelly HyeYoung KANG
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>> After months of collaborative efforts, I am happy to announce the launch of the KISA-ICANN Language
Localisation Toolkit.
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>> < <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/language-localisation-toolkit-kicks-off> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/language-localisation-toolkit-kicks-off>
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>> Board Extends Term of ICANN President
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>> The ICANN Board has extended by two years the contract of President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi
Chehad?. It will now run until 30 June 2017.
>>
>> < <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-01-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-01-en>
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>> ICANN Tells U.S. Court That ccTLDs Are Not "Property" | Files Motion to Quash in U.S. Legal Action Aimed at
Seizing TLDs
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>> ICANN has told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD cannot be considered
"property," and thus cannot be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, who are trying to obtain the assets of
countries that they argued have supported terrorism.
>>
>> < <https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-07-30-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-07-30-en>
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>> ICANN Approves Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework | Special IP Address (127.0.53.53)
Alerts System Administrators of Potential Issue
>>
>> ICANN today announced the approval of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework by the ICANN
Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC). The framework implementation requirements were developed
with input from many sources including the ICANN community, a report published by JAS Global Advisors
LLC, and advice from the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).
>>
>> < <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-01-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-01-en>
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>> ICANN Approves Investment Policy Statement Update for 2014
>>
>> As part of ICANN's responsibility to perform periodic reviews of the ICANN Investment Policy
Statement, a revised policy has been approved by ICANN's Board of Directors implementing a number of
minor changes.
>>
>> < <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-01-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-01-en>
>>
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>> Join Us for a Webinar on the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework
>>
>> ICANN will be holding a webinar to provide information regarding the Name Collision Occurrence
Management Framework. There will be two sessions to accommodate different time zones.
>>
>> < <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-01-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-01-en>
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>> John Thune and Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator | United States Senate; U.S. Senator | United States Senate, to
Dr. Stephen D. Crocker
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>> Input to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process
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>> < <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thune-rubio-to-crocker-2014-07-31-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thune-rubio-to-crocker-2014-07-31-en>
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>> Are Internet domain names ?property??
>>
>> An interesting lawsuit ? Ben Haim et al. v Islamic Republic of Iran et al. ? has been percolating through
the federal system for the last few years, involving a group of plaintiffs who have received money
judgments against the governments of Iran, Syria, and North Korea for injuries suffered in
state-sponsored terror episodes. To satisfy the judgments, the plaintiffs have been on a campaign to
seize assets ? bank accounts, real property, etc. ? located in the US belonging to those governments
(with, apparently, some limited success).
>>
>> <
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/01/are-internet-domain-names-property/> http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/01/are-internet-domain-names-property/>
>>
>>
>>
>> Dublin To Host ICANN?s 54th Public Meeting
>>
>> ICANN has formally announced that Dublin will be the host for the 54th ICANN meeting taking place in
October 2015.
>>
>> < <http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/> http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/>
>>
>>
>>
>> ICANN Seeks to Hire Registrant Advocate ? While Seeking Volunteers for Second Round New gTLDs
Discussion Group by Philip Corwin
>>
>> Two recent ICANN announcements caught our eye because of their relevance to domain investors. The first
was ICANN?s placement of a notice that it was seeking to hire its first ever Registrant Services
Director-Consumer Advocate.
>>
>> <
<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-seeks-to-hire-registrant-advocate-while-seeking-volunteers-for-second-round-new-gtlds-discussion-group/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-seeks-to-hire-registrant-advocate-while-seeking-volunteers-for-second-round-new-gtlds-discussion-group/>
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>> Solving the GAC-GNSO participation problem by Brenden Kuerbis
>>
>> One of the more pressing problems at ICANN is the participation of governments in the policy development
process. All too often, the outcome is an eleventh-hour intervention from the GAC which short-circuits
the GNSO bottom up policy making process. This is not for lack of effort to correct the situation. Both the
first and the second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) reports [1, 2] flagged the
problem and included suggestions for improving it. ICANN has spent a lot of time and resources on
improving GAC?s visibility into the GNSO?s policy making process. More recently, a GAC?GNSO
Consultation Group was formed to examine and develop proposed solutions to enable greater cooperation
and coordination between the two bodies.
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>> <
<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/01/solving-the-gac-gnso-participation-problem/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/01/solving-the-gac-gnso-participation-problem/>
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>> 15 recommendations to improve ICANN NomCom
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>> ICANN?s Nominating Committee may soon have a new format, new terms for its members and may no longer
select to positions other than the Board.
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>> < <http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/15-recommendations-to-improve-icann-nomcom/> http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/15-recommendations-to-improve-icann-nomcom/>
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>> - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
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>> nz: InternetNZ appoints Lee to Council, March as chairperson
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>> New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has elected Sarah Lee as Council member.
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>> <
<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-appoints-lee-to-council-march-as-chairperson--1028748> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-appoints-lee-to-council-march-as-chairperson--1028748>
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>> Jamie Baddeley elected new InternetNZ president
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>> Jamie Baddeley has been elected president of InternetNZ. The non-profit, which adminsters the .nz
domain and advocates for an open and uncapturable internet recently held a by-election to replace Frank
March who is standing down after five years in the role.
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>> < <http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/jamie-baddeley-elected-new-internetnz-president> http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/jamie-baddeley-elected-new-internetnz-president>
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>> ru: Coordination Center took part in exercises aimed at strengthening security of the Russian segment
of the Internet
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>> Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media have conducted exercises to develop measures for
protection of the Russian segment of Internet from external influences.
>>
>> < <http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5908> http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5908>
>>
>>
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>> uk: Update on Nominet Registrar Services
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>> As the launch of .cymru and .wales gets closer, further details about Nominet Registrar Services
Limited (NRS) are now available.The company is a wholly-owned Nominet subsidiary which will guarantee a
distribution channel for .wales and .cymru as ICANN rules mean that the new domains may only be sold
through ICANN Accredited Registrars.Registrars who wish to offer the Welsh domains but are not
ICANN-accredited can choose to offer them by becoming a reseller of NRS or any ICANN Accredited Registrar
who has signed up with Nominet to sell these gTLDs.
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>> < <http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-nominet-registrar-services> http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-nominet-registrar-services>
>>
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>> uk: Change to Data Quality Policy
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>> The Data Quality Policy introduced earlier this year will be amended with effect from the 22nd September
to remove the planned automatic cancellation of domain names that do not meet the necessary validation
checks after 30 days. An initial Data Quality transition period, from 7th May to 22nd September, was
implemented during which domain names on Accredited Channel Partner and Channel Partner tags were not
automatically cancelled where validation could not be completed.
>>
>> < <http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/change-data-quality-policy> http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/change-data-quality-policy>
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>> - NEW TLDS
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>> Many Moving Parts: Running a Registry
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>> Each of the 1,400 applicants for new TLDs took on daunting, new responsibilities when they decided to
invest in the next big Internet thing. But their multi-year application process ? jumping through high
hoops, adjusting to the untried and unknown, and enduring multiple rule changes ? may seem like duck soup
compared to the challenges of running a registry.
>>
>> < <http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/28/many-moving-parts-running-a-registry/> http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/28/many-moving-parts-running-a-registry/>
>>
>>
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>> Why most brands may never sign the ICANN contract
>>
>> It?s hard to believe that the governing body of the Internet could possibly have come up with an idea
without really understanding how they were going to implement it.
>>
>> < <http://gtld.club/2014/07/28/why-most-brands-may-never-sign-the-icann-contract/> http://gtld.club/2014/07/28/why-most-brands-may-never-sign-the-icann-contract/>
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>>
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>> "Requiescat in Pace" - the new .RIP gTLD by Jean Guillon
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>> I thought "RIP" stood for "Rest In Peace". I thought it was an acronym used in English only and a TLD that
would be understood by the next generation; because no one would ever register such a domain name ending in
.RIP today. When you say "RIP", it makes you think of death... I have also said that such a TLD was
something... typically American and that no other culture would consider buying such domain names
because promoting death online is something a bit odd.
>>
>> <
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140801_requiescat_in_pace_the_new_rip_generic_top_level_domain/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140801_requiescat_in_pace_the_new_rip_generic_top_level_domain/>
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>>
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>> Donuts: 775,000 domain names served
>>
>> Donuts sent out a newsletter today that announced it is up to 775,000 domain name registrations.
>>
>> < <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/donuts-775000-domain-names-served/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/donuts-775000-domain-names-served/>
>>
>>
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>> German domain name .Reisen tops Donuts? launches with 2,262 registrations
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>> Donuts launched another four domain names into regularly-priced general availability yesterday.
>>
>> <
<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/german-domain-name-reisen-tops-donuts-launches-with-2262-registrations/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/german-domain-name-reisen-tops-donuts-launches-with-2262-registrations/>
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>> New Internet Domain Names Need a Backstory to Succeed by John Berard
>>
>> If web address registrations are any indication (and they may not be), the hundreds of new Internet
domains (where .guru competes with .com and .berlin intrudes on .de) are seeing slow, but steady success.
By one count, there are about 2 million new online addresses. Slow and steady may wind up being the best
business model, but if the effect of the TLDs is to be felt in business, culturally and socially, there
needs to be more done than create the opportunity to register a new name.
>>
>> <
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140731_new_internet_domain_names_need_a_backstory_to_succeed/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140731_new_internet_domain_names_need_a_backstory_to_succeed/>
>>
>>
>>
>> Web.com discusses .XYZ and threat from Google
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>> Web.com held its quarterly conference call yesterday. Analysts asked the company about Network
Solutions? .xyz domain name giveaway and the threat from Google becoming a domain name registrar.
>>
>> < <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/01/web-com-discusses-xyz-and-threat-from-google/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/01/web-com-discusses-xyz-and-threat-from-google/>
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>> - DNS SECURITY
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>> **********************
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>> Six Approaches to Creating an Enterprise Cyber Intelligence Program
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>> According to the Verisign 2014 Cyber Threats and Trends Report, cyber intelligence has matured from an
industry buzzword to a formal discipline, which has implications for vendors and security leaders.
>>
>> < <http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/six_approaches_to_creating_an> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/six_approaches_to_creating_an>
>>
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>> Cyber Attack ? Hackers Attacks Israeli Web Servers
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>> Over the last day data stored on many Israeli internet servers has faced an attack called Distributed
Denial-Of-Service (DDoS), resulting in extremely slow browsing times, making it almost impossible to surf.
>>
>> < <http://i-hls.com/2014/07/cyber-attack-hackers-attacks-israeli-web-servers/> http://i-hls.com/2014/07/cyber-attack-hackers-attacks-israeli-web-servers/>
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>> - DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES
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>> **********************
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>> Complainant On-The-Hunt Bags Hijacking Verdict
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>> Remember how often I?ve said it?s important to hire counsel experienced with the UDRP and all of its
nuances? At least one brand owner and one law firm in Denmark haven?t gotten the message.
>>
>> <
<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/28/complainant-on-the-hunt-bags-hijacking-verdict/> http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/28/complainant-on-the-hunt-bags-hijacking-verdict/>
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>> - MISCELLANEOUS
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>> **********************
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>> New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings
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>> Have you ever gone to socially share or email a URL and found that it was much longer than you had expected?
>>
>> < <http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring>
>>
>>
>>
>> Solving Challenges of Scale in Data and Language
>>
>> It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that the early Internet operated on the scale of
kilobytes, with all spoken languages represented using a single character encoding ? ASCII. Today's
global Internet, so fundamental to society and the world's economy, now enables access to orders of
magnitude more information, connecting a speakers of a full spectrum of languages.
>>
>> < <http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/solving_challenges_of_scale_in> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/solving_challenges_of_scale_in>
>>
>>
>>
>> Update on IANA Oversight Discussions: ICG Meeting and IETF 90
>>
>> In recent weeks, two significant community discussions regarding the transition of oversight of the
IANA functions have taken place. The following summaries are provided as feedback to the RIPE community
and include links to more detailed reports.
>>
>> <
<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/update-on-iana-oversight-discussions-icg-meeting-and-ietf-90> http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/update-on-iana-oversight-discussions-icg-meeting-and-ietf-90>
>>
>>
>>
>> Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire
>>
>> Private investors have picked up a prized Internet domain name, formerly owned by the Australian Government.
>>
>> < <http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/> http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/>
>>
>>
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>> au: Federal government confirms it allowed training.com.au to expire
>>
>> Private education and training firm Now Hiring has confirmed it acquired the Training.com.au from the
federal government yesterday, and the government has also responded.
>>
>> <
<http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire> http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire>
>>
>>
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>> Amazon.com starts offering domain name registration
>>
>> Amazon.com is now offering domain name registration in conjunction with its web services.
>>
>> <
<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/amazon-com-starts-offering-domain-name-registration/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/amazon-com-starts-offering-domain-name-registration/>
>>
>>
>>
>> Web.com misses revenue target, acquires UK online directory company
>>
>> Web.com, which owns Network Solutions, Register.com and SnapNames, released earnings after the bell today.
>>
>> <
<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/web-com-misses-revenue-target-acquires-uk-online-directory-company/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/web-com-misses-revenue-target-acquires-uk-online-directory-company/>
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>> - WEBHOSTING
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>> Netcraft: July 2014 Web Server Survey
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>> In the July 2014 survey we received responses from 996,106,380 sites. Microsoft gained 22 million sites
this month, helping to increase its market share by 1.18 percentage points. Combined with a 1.78 point
loss in Apache's market share, Microsoft is now the new market leader with a 37.5% share of all sites.
>>
>> < <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/07/31/july-2014-web-server-survey.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/07/31/july-2014-web-server-survey.html>
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>> - DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET
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>> Domain Prices Set Record as New TLDs Begin Trading, According to Sedo?s 1H 2014 Market Study
>>
>> Sedo ... announced the results of its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study, revealing domain industry
trends and changes based on transactions in its marketplace.
>>
>> <
<https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e&id=660&session=d9a7497b271c4d2cf0cf9accc6acf6e0> https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e&id=660&session=d9a7497b271c4d2cf0cf9accc6acf6e0>
>>
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>> Sedo Powers 16,216 Domain Sales In First Six Months Of 2014
>>
>> Sedo was behind 16,216 transactions worth a total of $35.9 million in sales over the first six months of
2014, the company announced in its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study.
>>
>> < <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22725> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22725>
>>
>> < <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/>
>>
>> < <http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-16-216-domain-sales-first-six-months-2014.html> http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-16-216-domain-sales-first-six-months-2014.html>
>>
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>> .COM Domains Remain Strong as New gTLDs Command Significant Market Value: Sedo Report
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>> Since the new gTLDs started to become available in January, Sedo reports that the highest public sale of a
new gTLD domain on its marketplace was eat.club, which sold for $20,000. Despite the excitement around
new gTLDs, .com still remains the most popular TLD on its marketplace, accounting for more than half (55
percent) of all sales.
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>> <
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/com-domains-remain-strong-new-gtlds-command-significant-market-value-sedo-report> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/com-domains-remain-strong-new-gtlds-command-significant-market-value-sedo-report>
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>> Sedo sells $17M of domains in Q2, including a new TLD for $100k
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>> The company sold about $17 million worth of domain names in the second quarter, down slightly from $19
million in Q1. In the second quarter is sold 7,453 domains, down from 8,763 in the first quarter.
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>> < <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/sedo-sells-17m-domain-names/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/sedo-sells-17m-domain-names/>
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>> More Good News on the Domain Sales Front: Sedo Reports Double Digit Rise in Average Prices for First Half
of 2014
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>> Just two days after DomainHoldings reported a huge increase in their 2Q-2014 domain sales, Sedo is out
with a report (in infographic form) today revealing a 17% increase in their mean average sales price
during the first six months of this year vs. the same time frame a year ago. That number rises to $2,214 while
their median price (the point at which half of all sales were higher and half were lower) was up 7% to $616.
Sedo reported a total of $35.9 million in sales for 1H-2014, generated from 16,216 transactions.
>>
>> < <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140731.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140731.htm>
>>
>>
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>> Estibot to launch domainIQ for reverse and historical whois
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>> The company behind Estibot is launching a new domain name service called domainIQ next week.
>>
>> <
<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/estibot-to-launch-domainiq-for-reverse-and-historical-whois/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/estibot-to-launch-domainiq-for-reverse-and-historical-whois/>
>>
>>
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>> .Kiwi Premium Domain Sales Top $250,000
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>> The .Kiwi Registry is reporting for the firs time that they have sold over $250,000 in .Kiwi premium
domain names.
>>
>> < <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/01/kiwi-premium-domain-sales-top-250000/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/01/kiwi-premium-domain-sales-top-250000/>
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>> ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY
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>> au: Crackdown on net piracy
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>> The chief executives of Australia?s biggest media companies will be invited to make their case for
measures to clamp down on internet piracy at a forum which the government expects to host later this month,
led by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
>>
>> < <http://www.afr.com/p/technology/crackdown_on_net_piracy_6vMDha2DW1HuiCEVtRI5wL> http://www.afr.com/p/technology/crackdown_on_net_piracy_6vMDha2DW1HuiCEVtRI5wL>
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>> au: Online Copyright Infringement
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>> The Government has today released the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper and is seeking
public submissions on the draft proposals designed to address online piracy.
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>> <
<http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/ThirdQuarter/30July2014-OnlineCopyrightInfringement.aspx> http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/ThirdQuarter/30July2014-OnlineCopyrightInfringement.aspx>
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>>
>>
>> No silver bullet to curb online piracy
>>
>> Film companies, content distributors, internet service providers and consumer advocates have until
the first day of September to make their voices heard on the knotty issue of online piracy, but it?s not
difficult to guess what they are going to say.
>>
>> <
<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/31/technology/no-silver-bullet-curb-online-piracy> http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/31/technology/no-silver-bullet-curb-online-piracy>
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>> ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL
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>> Australia: You Wouldn't Steal a DVD, But You Would Block Websites and Suspend Internet Accounts
>>
>> When the Australian government first began requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block
websites in 2012, Australians were assured that it would only be used to block the "worst of the worst"
child pornography. This week, a discussion paper was issued that proposes to extend this Web blocking
regime, so that it would also block sites that facilitate copyright infringement. Funny how that always
seems to happen.
>>
>> <
<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/australia-you-wouldnt-steal-dvd-you-would-block-websites-and-suspend-internet> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/australia-you-wouldnt-steal-dvd-you-would-block-websites-and-suspend-internet>
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>> BRAND PROTECTION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
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>> Gearing up for the fakes and fraudsters at the Commonwealth Games
>>
>> The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is the largest ever sporting event Scotland has seen. The twentieth
Commonwealth Games see?s 70 nations and 4,084 athletes take part in 261 events over 11 days. Whilst not on
the same scale as the FIFA World Cup or the Summer Olympic Games, it is a global event and will be watched by
millions around the world, as well as hundreds of thousands who have been lucky enough to obtain tickets.
>>
>> <
<http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/07/gearing-up-for-the-fakes-and-fraudsters-at-the-commonwealth-games/> http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/07/gearing-up-for-the-fakes-and-fraudsters-at-the-commonwealth-games/>
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>> Australia seeks to clamp down on IP spending
>>
>> The department responsible for IP in Australia is seeking ways to cut back on unnecessary expenditure as
part of government plans to save AUD $1 billion ($940 million).
>>
>> < <http://www.worldipreview.com/news/australia-seeks-to-clamp-down-on-ip-spending-6979> http://www.worldipreview.com/news/australia-seeks-to-clamp-down-on-ip-spending-6979>
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Dublin To Host ICANN’s 54th Public Meeting

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/>

 

Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire

<http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/>

 

au: Federal government confirms it allowed training.com.au to expire

<http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire>

 

Sedo Powers 16,216 Domain Sales In First Six Months Of 2014

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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UNESCO Program at UN Obscures Controversy over ICANN

UNESCO held a program at UN Headquarters in New York on July 9 which it said was to introduce its new publication “UNESCO Report on World Trends on Freedom of Expression and Media Development”. This program was to take “a new look at recent evolutions in media freedom, independence, pluralism, and journalist safety.”

<http://blogs.taz.de/netizenblog/2014/07/31/unesco-obscures-icann-controversy/>

 

Deciding Who Will Govern the Internet Issued By Brookings Institution

In March the United States announced that it would relinquish its oversight of ICANN. ICANN is an enormously important organization that administers the Internet. There is an emerging consensus that international governance of ICANN is coming but there are many unanswered questions.

<http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/175480>

 

ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum

“As Africans we care about the internet, and not only about getting access to it but we also care about how, and by whom, it is governed,” says APCs Emilar Gandhi who recently returned from the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organized a workshop on public access to information and communications technologies (ICTs). In an online interview, Emilar spoke to APCNews about what public access would look like in Africa. Advocating to include ICTs in the post-2015 UN development agenda, Emilar will take her message to the upcoming Global IGF.

<http://www.apc.org/en/node/19535>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Language Localisation Toolkit Kicks Off by Kelly HyeYoung KANG

After months of collaborative efforts, I am happy to announce the launch of the KISA-ICANN Language Localisation Toolkit.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/language-localisation-toolkit-kicks-off>

 

Board Extends Term of ICANN President

The ICANN Board has extended by two years the contract of President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehadé. It will now run until 30 June 2017.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-01-en>

 

ICANN Tells U.S. Court That ccTLDs Are Not "Property" | Files Motion to Quash in U.S. Legal Action Aimed at Seizing TLDs

ICANN has told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD cannot be considered "property," and thus cannot be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, who are trying to obtain the assets of countries that they argued have supported terrorism.

<https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-07-30-en>

 

ICANN Approves Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework | Special IP Address (127.0.53.53) Alerts System Administrators of Potential Issue

ICANN today announced the approval of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework by the ICANN Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC). The framework implementation requirements were developed with input from many sources including the ICANN community, a report published by JAS Global Advisors LLC, and advice from the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-01-en>

 

ICANN Approves Investment Policy Statement Update for 2014

As part of ICANN's responsibility to perform periodic reviews of the ICANN Investment Policy Statement, a revised policy has been approved by ICANN's Board of Directors implementing a number of minor changes.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-01-en>

 

Join Us for a Webinar on the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework

ICANN will be holding a webinar to provide information regarding the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework. There will be two sessions to accommodate different time zones.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-01-en>

 

John Thune and Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator | United States Senate; U.S. Senator | United States Senate, to Dr. Stephen D. Crocker

Input to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thune-rubio-to-crocker-2014-07-31-en>

 

Are Internet domain names “property”?

An interesting lawsuit – Ben Haim et al. v Islamic Republic of Iran et al. – has been percolating through the federal system for the last few years, involving a group of plaintiffs who have received money judgments against the governments of Iran, Syria, and North Korea for injuries suffered in state-sponsored terror episodes. To satisfy the judgments, the plaintiffs have been on a campaign to seize assets — bank accounts, real property, etc. — located in the US belonging to those governments (with, apparently, some limited success).

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/01/are-internet-domain-names-property/>

 

Dublin To Host ICANN’s 54th Public Meeting

ICANN has formally announced that Dublin will be the host for the 54th ICANN meeting taking place in October 2015.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/>

 

ICANN Seeks to Hire Registrant Advocate – While Seeking Volunteers for Second Round New gTLDs Discussion Group by Philip Corwin

Two recent ICANN announcements caught our eye because of their relevance to domain investors. The first was ICANN’s placement of a notice that it was seeking to hire its first ever Registrant Services Director-Consumer Advocate.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-seeks-to-hire-registrant-advocate-while-seeking-volunteers-for-second-round-new-gtlds-discussion-group/>

 

Solving the GAC-GNSO participation problem by Brenden Kuerbis

One of the more pressing problems at ICANN is the participation of governments in the policy development process. All too often, the outcome is an eleventh-hour intervention from the GAC which short-circuits the GNSO bottom up policy making process. This is not for lack of effort to correct the situation. Both the first and the second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) reports [1, 2] flagged the problem and included suggestions for improving it. ICANN has spent a lot of time and resources on improving GAC’s visibility into the GNSO’s policy making process. More recently, a GAC‐GNSO Consultation Group was formed to examine and develop proposed solutions to enable greater cooperation and coordination between the two bodies.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/01/solving-the-gac-gnso-participation-problem/>

 

15 recommendations to improve ICANN NomCom

ICANN’s Nominating Committee may soon have a new format, new terms for its members and may no longer select to positions other than the Board.

<http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/15-recommendations-to-improve-icann-nomcom/>

 

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nz: InternetNZ appoints Lee to Council, March as chairperson

New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has elected Sarah Lee as Council member.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-appoints-lee-to-council-march-as-chairperson--1028748>

 

Jamie Baddeley elected new InternetNZ president

Jamie Baddeley has been elected president of InternetNZ. The non-profit, which adminsters the .nz domain and advocates for an open and uncapturable internet recently held a by-election to replace Frank March who is standing down after five years in the role.

<http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/jamie-baddeley-elected-new-internetnz-president>

 

ru: Coordination Center took part in exercises aimed at strengthening security of the Russian segment of the Internet

Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media have conducted exercises to develop measures for protection of the Russian segment of Internet from external influences.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5908>

 

uk: Update on Nominet Registrar Services

As the launch of .cymru and .wales gets closer, further details about Nominet Registrar Services Limited (NRS) are now available.The company is a wholly-owned Nominet subsidiary which will guarantee a distribution channel for .wales and .cymru as ICANN rules mean that the new domains may only be sold through ICANN Accredited Registrars.Registrars who wish to offer the Welsh domains but are not ICANN-accredited can choose to offer them by becoming a reseller of NRS or any ICANN Accredited Registrar who has signed up with Nominet to sell these gTLDs.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-nominet-registrar-services>

 

uk: Change to Data Quality Policy

The Data Quality Policy introduced earlier this year will be amended with effect from the 22nd September to remove the planned automatic cancellation of domain names that do not meet the necessary validation checks after 30 days. An initial Data Quality transition period, from 7th May to 22nd September, was implemented during which domain names on Accredited Channel Partner and Channel Partner tags were not automatically cancelled where validation could not be completed.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/change-data-quality-policy>

 

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Many Moving Parts: Running a Registry

Each of the 1,400 applicants for new TLDs took on daunting, new responsibilities when they decided to invest in the next big Internet thing. But their multi-year application process – jumping through high hoops, adjusting to the untried and unknown, and enduring multiple rule changes – may seem like duck soup compared to the challenges of running a registry.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/28/many-moving-parts-running-a-registry/>

 

Why most brands may never sign the ICANN contract

It’s hard to believe that the governing body of the Internet could possibly have come up with an idea without really understanding how they were going to implement it.

<http://gtld.club/2014/07/28/why-most-brands-may-never-sign-the-icann-contract/>

 

"Requiescat in Pace" - the new .RIP gTLD by Jean Guillon

I thought "RIP" stood for "Rest In Peace". I thought it was an acronym used in English only and a TLD that would be understood by the next generation; because no one would ever register such a domain name ending in .RIP today. When you say "RIP", it makes you think of death... I have also said that such a TLD was something... typically American and that no other culture would consider buying such domain names because promoting death online is something a bit odd.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140801_requiescat_in_pace_the_new_rip_generic_top_level_domain/>

 

Donuts: 775,000 domain names served

Donuts sent out a newsletter today that announced it is up to 775,000 domain name registrations.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/donuts-775000-domain-names-served/>

 

German domain name .Reisen tops Donuts’ launches with 2,262 registrations

Donuts launched another four domain names into regularly-priced general availability yesterday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/german-domain-name-reisen-tops-donuts-launches-with-2262-registrations/>

 

New Internet Domain Names Need a Backstory to Succeed by John Berard

If web address registrations are any indication (and they may not be), the hundreds of new Internet domains (where .guru competes with .com and .berlin intrudes on .de) are seeing slow, but steady success. By one count, there are about 2 million new online addresses. Slow and steady may wind up being the best business model, but if the effect of the TLDs is to be felt in business, culturally and socially, there needs to be more done than create the opportunity to register a new name.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140731_new_internet_domain_names_need_a_backstory_to_succeed/>

 

Web.com discusses .XYZ and threat from Google

Web.com held its quarterly conference call yesterday. Analysts asked the company about Network Solutions’ .xyz domain name giveaway and the threat from Google becoming a domain name registrar.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/01/web-com-discusses-xyz-and-threat-from-google/>

 

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Six Approaches to Creating an Enterprise Cyber Intelligence Program

According to the Verisign 2014 Cyber Threats and Trends Report, cyber intelligence has matured from an industry buzzword to a formal discipline, which has implications for vendors and security leaders.

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

 

Cyber Attack – Hackers Attacks Israeli Web Servers

Over the last day data stored on many Israeli internet servers has faced an attack called Distributed Denial-Of-Service (DDoS), resulting in extremely slow browsing times, making it almost impossible to surf.

<http://i-hls.com/2014/07/cyber-attack-hackers-attacks-israeli-web-servers/>

 

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Complainant On-The-Hunt Bags Hijacking Verdict

Remember how often I’ve said it’s important to hire counsel experienced with the UDRP and all of its nuances? At least one brand owner and one law firm in Denmark haven’t gotten the message.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/28/complainant-on-the-hunt-bags-hijacking-verdict/>

 

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New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings

Have you ever gone to socially share or email a URL and found that it was much longer than you had expected?

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

 

Solving Challenges of Scale in Data and Language

It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that the early Internet operated on the scale of kilobytes, with all spoken languages represented using a single character encoding – ASCII. Today's global Internet, so fundamental to society and the world's economy, now enables access to orders of magnitude more information, connecting a speakers of a full spectrum of languages.

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

 

Update on IANA Oversight Discussions: ICG Meeting and IETF 90

In recent weeks, two significant community discussions regarding the transition of oversight of the IANA functions have taken place. The following summaries are provided as feedback to the RIPE community and include links to more detailed reports.

<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/update-on-iana-oversight-discussions-icg-meeting-and-ietf-90>

 

Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire

Private investors have picked up a prized Internet domain name, formerly owned by the Australian Government.

<http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/>

 

au: Federal government confirms it allowed training.com.au to expire

Private education and training firm Now Hiring has confirmed it acquired the Training.com.au from the federal government yesterday, and the government has also responded.

<http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire>

 

Amazon.com starts offering domain name registration

Amazon.com is now offering domain name registration in conjunction with its web services.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/amazon-com-starts-offering-domain-name-registration/>

 

Web.com misses revenue target, acquires UK online directory company

Web.com, which owns Network Solutions, Register.com and SnapNames, released earnings after the bell today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/web-com-misses-revenue-target-acquires-uk-online-directory-company/>

 

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Netcraft: July 2014 Web Server Survey

In the July 2014 survey we received responses from 996,106,380 sites. Microsoft gained 22 million sites this month, helping to increase its market share by 1.18 percentage points. Combined with a 1.78 point loss in Apache's market share, Microsoft is now the new market leader with a 37.5% share of all sites.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/07/31/july-2014-web-server-survey.html>

 

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Domain Prices Set Record as New TLDs Begin Trading, According to Sedo’s 1H 2014 Market Study

Sedo ... announced the results of its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study, revealing domain industry trends and changes based on transactions in its marketplace.

<https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e&id=660&session=d9a7497b271c4d2cf0cf9accc6acf6e0>

 

Sedo Powers 16,216 Domain Sales In First Six Months Of 2014

Sedo was behind 16,216 transactions worth a total of $35.9 million in sales over the first six months of 2014, the company announced in its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22725>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-16-216-domain-sales-first-six-months-2014.html>

 

.COM Domains Remain Strong as New gTLDs Command Significant Market Value: Sedo Report

Since the new gTLDs started to become available in January, Sedo reports that the highest public sale of a new gTLD domain on its marketplace was eat.club, which sold for $20,000. Despite the excitement around new gTLDs, .com still remains the most popular TLD on its marketplace, accounting for more than half (55 percent) of all sales.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/com-domains-remain-strong-new-gtlds-command-significant-market-value-sedo-report>

 

Sedo sells $17M of domains in Q2, including a new TLD for $100k

The company sold about $17 million worth of domain names in the second quarter, down slightly from $19 million in Q1. In the second quarter is sold 7,453 domains, down from 8,763 in the first quarter.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/sedo-sells-17m-domain-names/>

 

More Good News on the Domain Sales Front: Sedo Reports Double Digit Rise in Average Prices for First Half of 2014

Just two days after DomainHoldings reported a huge increase in their 2Q-2014 domain sales, Sedo is out with a report (in infographic form) today revealing a 17% increase in their mean average sales price during the first six months of this year vs. the same time frame a year ago. That number rises to $2,214 while their median price (the point at which half of all sales were higher and half were lower) was up 7% to $616. Sedo reported a total of $35.9 million in sales for 1H-2014, generated from 16,216 transactions.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140731.htm>

 

Estibot to launch domainIQ for reverse and historical whois

The company behind Estibot is launching a new domain name service called domainIQ next week.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/estibot-to-launch-domainiq-for-reverse-and-historical-whois/>

 

.Kiwi Premium Domain Sales Top $250,000

The .Kiwi Registry is reporting for the firs time that they have sold over $250,000 in .Kiwi premium domain names.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/01/kiwi-premium-domain-sales-top-250000/>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Crackdown on net piracy

The chief executives of Australia’s biggest media companies will be invited to make their case for measures to clamp down on internet piracy at a forum which the government expects to host later this month, led by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

<http://www.afr.com/p/technology/crackdown_on_net_piracy_6vMDha2DW1HuiCEVtRI5wL>

 

au: Online Copyright Infringement

The Government has today released the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper and is seeking public submissions on the draft proposals designed to address online piracy.

<http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/ThirdQuarter/30July2014-OnlineCopyrightInfringement.aspx>

 

No silver bullet to curb online piracy

Film companies, content distributors, internet service providers and consumer advocates have until the first day of September to make their voices heard on the knotty issue of online piracy, but it’s not difficult to guess what they are going to say.

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/31/technology/no-silver-bullet-curb-online-piracy>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Australia: You Wouldn't Steal a DVD, But You Would Block Websites and Suspend Internet Accounts

When the Australian government first began requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block websites in 2012, Australians were assured that it would only be used to block the "worst of the worst" child pornography. This week, a discussion paper was issued that proposes to extend this Web blocking regime, so that it would also block sites that facilitate copyright infringement. Funny how that always seems to happen.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/australia-you-wouldnt-steal-dvd-you-would-block-websites-and-suspend-internet>

 

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BRAND PROTECTION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Gearing up for the fakes and fraudsters at the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is the largest ever sporting event Scotland has seen. The twentieth Commonwealth Games see’s 70 nations and 4,084 athletes take part in 261 events over 11 days. Whilst not on the same scale as the FIFA World Cup or the Summer Olympic Games, it is a global event and will be watched by millions around the world, as well as hundreds of thousands who have been lucky enough to obtain tickets.

<http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/07/gearing-up-for-the-fakes-and-fraudsters-at-the-commonwealth-games/>

 

Australia seeks to clamp down on IP spending

The department responsible for IP in Australia is seeking ways to cut back on unnecessary expenditure as part of government plans to save AUD $1 billion ($940 million).

<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/australia-seeks-to-clamp-down-on-ip-spending-6979>

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dublin To Host ICANN&rsquo;s 54th Public Meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/"><span>http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Federal government confirms it allowed training.com.au to expire<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire"><span>http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo Powers 16,216 Domain Sales In First Six Months Of 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UNESCO Program at UN Obscures Controversy over ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UNESCO held a program at UN Headquarters in New York on July 9 which it said was to introduce its new publication &ldquo;UNESCO Report on World Trends on Freedom of Expression and Media Development&rdquo;. This program was to take &ldquo;a new look at recent evolutions in media freedom, independence, pluralism, and journalist safety.&rdquo; <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.taz.de/netizenblog/2014/07/31/unesco-obscures-icann-controversy/"><span>http://blogs.taz.de/netizenblog/2014/07/31/unesco-obscures-icann-controversy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Deciding Who Will Govern the Internet Issued By Brookings Institution<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In March the United States announced that it would relinquish its oversight of ICANN. ICANN is an enormously important organization that administers the Internet. There is an emerging consensus that international governance of ICANN is coming but there are many unanswered questions. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/175480"><span>http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/175480</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;As Africans we care about the internet, and not only about getting access to it but we also care about how, and by whom, it is governed,&rdquo; says APCs Emilar Gandhi who recently returned from the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organized a workshop on public access to information and communications technologies (ICTs). In an online interview, Emilar spoke to APCNews about what public access would look like in Africa. Advocating to include ICTs in the post-2015 UN development agenda, Emilar will take her message to the upcoming Global IGF.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.apc.org/en/node/19535"><span>http://www.apc.org/en/node/19535</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Language Localisation Toolkit Kicks Off by Kelly HyeYoung KANG</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After months of collaborative efforts, I am happy to announce the launch of the KISA-ICANN Language Localisation Toolkit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/language-localisation-toolkit-kicks-off"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/language-localisation-toolkit-kicks-off</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Board Extends Term of ICANN President<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICANN Board has extended by two years the contract of President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehad&eacute;. It will now run until 30 June 2017.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Tells U.S. Court That ccTLDs Are Not "Property" | Files Motion to Quash in U.S. Legal Action Aimed at Seizing TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">ICANN has told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD cannot be considered "property," and thus cannot be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, who are trying to obtain the assets of countries that they argued have supported terrorism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-07-30-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-07-30-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Approves Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework | Special IP Address (127.0.53.53) Alerts System Administrators of Potential Issue</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today announced the approval of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework by the ICANN Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC). The framework implementation requirements were developed with input from many sources including the ICANN community, a report published by JAS Global Advisors LLC, and advice from the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Approves Investment Policy Statement Update for 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of ICANN's responsibility to perform periodic reviews of the ICANN Investment Policy Statement, a revised policy has been approved by ICANN's Board of Directors implementing a number of minor changes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Join Us for a Webinar on the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN will be holding a webinar to provide information regarding the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework. There will be two sessions to accommodate different time zones.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">John Thune and Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator | United States Senate; U.S. Senator | United States Senate, to Dr. Stephen D. Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Input to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thune-rubio-to-crocker-2014-07-31-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thune-rubio-to-crocker-2014-07-31-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Are Internet domain names &ldquo;property&rdquo;?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An interesting lawsuit &ndash; Ben Haim et al. v Islamic Republic of Iran et al. &ndash; has been percolating through the federal system for the last few years, involving a group of plaintiffs who have received money judgments against the governments of Iran, Syria, and North Korea for injuries suffered in state-sponsored terror episodes.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">To satisfy the judgments, the plaintiffs have been on a campaign to seize assets &mdash; bank accounts, real property, etc. &mdash; located in the US belonging to those governments (with, apparently, some limited success).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/01/are-internet-domain-names-property/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/01/are-internet-domain-names-property/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dublin To Host ICANN&rsquo;s 54th Public Meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has formally announced that Dublin will be the host for the 54th ICANN meeting taking place in October 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/08/02/dublin-host-icanns-54th-public-meeting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Seeks to Hire Registrant Advocate &ndash; While Seeking Volunteers for Second Round New gTLDs Discussion Group</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two recent ICANN announcements caught our eye because of their relevance to domain investors.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The first was ICANN&rsquo;s placement of a notice that it was seeking to hire its first ever Registrant Services Director-Consumer Advocate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-seeks-to-hire-registrant-advocate-while-seeking-volunteers-for-second-round-new-gtlds-discussion-group/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-seeks-to-hire-registrant-advocate-while-seeking-volunteers-for-second-round-new-gtlds-discussion-group/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Solving the GAC-GNSO participation problem by Brenden Kuerbis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the more pressing problems at ICANN is the participation of governments in the policy development process. All too often, the outcome is an eleventh-hour intervention from the GAC which short-circuits the GNSO bottom up policy making process. This is not for lack of effort to correct the situation. Both the first and the second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) reports [1, 2] flagged the problem and included suggestions for improving it. ICANN has spent a lot of time and resources on improving GAC&rsquo;s visibility into the GNSO&rsquo;s policy making process. More recently, a GAC&#8208;GNSO Consultation Group was formed to examine and develop proposed solutions to enable greater cooperation and coordination between the two bodies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/01/solving-the-gac-gnso-participation-problem/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/08/01/solving-the-gac-gnso-participation-problem/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">15 recommendations to improve ICANN NomCom<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s Nominating Committee may soon have a new format, new terms for its members and may no longer select to positions other than the Board.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/15-recommendations-to-improve-icann-nomcom/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/2014/08/15-recommendations-to-improve-icann-nomcom/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: InternetNZ appoints Lee to Council, March as chairperson<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has elected Sarah Lee as Council member.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-appoints-lee-to-council-march-as-chairperson--1028748"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-appoints-lee-to-council-march-as-chairperson--1028748</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Jamie Baddeley elected new InternetNZ president<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Jamie Baddeley has been elected president of InternetNZ. The non-profit, which adminsters the .nz domain and advocates for an open and uncapturable internet recently held a by-election to replace Frank March who is standing down after five years in the role.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/jamie-baddeley-elected-new-internetnz-president"><span>http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/jamie-baddeley-elected-new-internetnz-president</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ru: Coordination Center took part in exercises aimed at strengthening security of the Russian segment of the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media have conducted exercises to develop measures for protection of the Russian segment of Internet from external influences.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5908"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5908</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: Update on Nominet Registrar Services</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the launch of .cymru and .wales gets closer, further details about Nominet Registrar Services Limited (NRS) are now available.The company is a wholly-owned Nominet subsidiary which will guarantee a distribution channel for .wales and .cymru as ICANN rules mean that the new domains may only be sold through ICANN Accredited Registrars.Registrars who wish to offer the Welsh domains but are not ICANN-accredited can choose to offer them by becoming a reseller of NRS or any ICANN Accredited Registrar who has signed up with Nominet to sell these gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-nominet-registrar-services"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-nominet-registrar-services</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: Change to Data Quality Policy</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Data Quality Policy introduced earlier this year will be amended with effect from the 22nd September to remove the planned automatic cancellation of domain names that do not meet the necessary validation checks after 30 days. An initial Data Quality transition period, from 7th May to 22nd September, was implemented during which domain names on Accredited Channel Partner and Channel Partner tags were not automatically cancelled where validation could not be completed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/change-data-quality-policy"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/change-data-quality-policy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Many Moving Parts: Running a Registry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Each of the 1,400 applicants for new TLDs took on daunting, new responsibilities when they decided to invest in the next big Internet thing. But their multi-year application process &ndash; jumping through high hoops, adjusting to the untried and unknown, and enduring multiple rule changes &ndash; may seem like duck soup compared to the challenges of running a registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/28/many-moving-parts-running-a-registry/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/28/many-moving-parts-running-a-registry/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why most brands may never sign the ICANN contract<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s hard to believe that the governing body of the Internet could possibly have come up with an idea without really understanding how they were going to implement it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtld.club/2014/07/28/why-most-brands-may-never-sign-the-icann-contract/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>gtld</span><span>.</span><span>club</span><span>/</span><span>2014</span><span>/</span><span>07</span><span>/</span><span>28</span><span>/</span><span>why</span><span>-</span><span>most</span><span>-</span><span>brands</span><span>-</span><span>may</span><span>-</span><span>never</span><span>-</span><span>sign</span><span>-</span><span>the</span><span>-</span><span>icann</span><span>-</span><span>contract</span><span>/</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">"Requiescat in Pace" - the new .RIP gTLD by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I thought "RIP" stood for "Rest In Peace". I thought it was an acronym used in English only and a TLD that would be understood by the next generation; because no one would ever register such a domain name ending in .RIP today. When you say "RIP", it makes you think of death... I have also said that such a TLD was something... typically American and that no other culture would consider buying such domain names because promoting death online is something a bit odd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140801_requiescat_in_pace_the_new_rip_generic_top_level_domain/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140801_requiescat_in_pace_the_new_rip_generic_top_level_domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts: 775,000 domain names served<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts sent out a newsletter today that announced it is up to 775,000 domain name registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/donuts-775000-domain-names-served/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/donuts-775000-domain-names-served/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">German domain name .Reisen tops Donuts&rsquo; launches with 2,262 registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts launched another four domain names into regularly-priced general availability yesterday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/german-domain-name-reisen-tops-donuts-launches-with-2262-registrations/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/german-domain-name-reisen-tops-donuts-launches-with-2262-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Internet Domain Names Need a Backstory to Succeed by John Berard<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If web address registrations are any indication (and they may not be), the hundreds of new Internet domains (where .guru competes with .com and .berlin intrudes on .de) are seeing slow, but steady success. By one count, there are about 2 million new online addresses. Slow and steady may wind up being the best business model, but if the effect of the TLDs is to be felt in business, culturally and socially, there needs to be more done than create the opportunity to register a new name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140731_new_internet_domain_names_need_a_backstory_to_succeed/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140731_new_internet_domain_names_need_a_backstory_to_succeed/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com discusses .XYZ and threat from Google<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com held its quarterly conference call yesterday. Analysts asked the company about Network Solutions&rsquo; .xyz domain name giveaway and the threat from Google becoming a domain name registrar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/01/web-com-discusses-xyz-and-threat-from-google/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/01/web-com-discusses-xyz-and-threat-from-google/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Six Approaches to Creating an Enterprise Cyber Intelligence Program<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">According to the Verisign 2014 Cyber Threats and Trends Report, cyber intelligence has matured from an industry buzzword to a formal discipline, which has implications for vendors and security leaders.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/six_approaches_to_creating_an"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/six_approaches_to_creating_an</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber Attack &ndash; Hackers Attacks Israeli Web Servers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over the last day data stored on many Israeli internet servers has faced an attack called Distributed Denial-Of-Service (DDoS), resulting in extremely slow browsing times, making it almost impossible to surf.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://i-hls.com/2014/07/cyber-attack-hackers-attacks-israeli-web-servers/"><span>http://i-hls.com/2014/07/cyber-attack-hackers-attacks-israeli-web-servers/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Complainant On-The-Hunt Bags Hijacking Verdict<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Remember how often I&rsquo;ve said it&rsquo;s important to hire counsel experienced with the UDRP and all of its nuances? At least one brand owner and one law firm in Denmark haven&rsquo;t gotten the message.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/28/complainant-on-the-hunt-bags-hijacking-verdict/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/28/complainant-on-the-hunt-bags-hijacking-verdict/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you ever gone to socially share or email a URL and found that it was much longer than you had expected?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/new_from_verisign_labs_measuring</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Solving Challenges of Scale in Data and Language<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that the early Internet operated on the scale of kilobytes, with all spoken languages represented using a single character encoding &ndash; ASCII.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Today's global Internet, so fundamental to society and the world's economy, now enables access to orders of magnitude more information, connecting a speakers of a full spectrum of languages.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/solving_challenges_of_scale_in"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/solving_challenges_of_scale_in</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update on IANA Oversight Discussions: ICG Meeting and IETF 90<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In recent weeks, two significant community discussions regarding the transition of oversight of the IANA functions have taken place. The following summaries are provided as feedback to the RIPE community and include links to more detailed reports.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/update-on-iana-oversight-discussions-icg-meeting-and-ietf-90"><span>http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/update-on-iana-oversight-discussions-icg-meeting-and-ietf-90</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Private investors have picked up a prized Internet domain name, formerly owned by the Australian Government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/"><span>http://www.ipneighborhood.com/blog/australian-government-lets-domain-name-expire/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Federal government confirms it allowed training.com.au to expire<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Private education and training firm Now Hiring has confirmed it acquired the Training.com.au from the federal government yesterday, and the government has also responded.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire"><span>http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/govenrment-tech-policy/64966-federal-government-confirms-it-allowed-trainingcomau-to-expire</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Amazon.com starts offering domain name registration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Amazon.com is now offering domain name registration in conjunction with its web services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/amazon-com-starts-offering-domain-name-registration/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/amazon-com-starts-offering-domain-name-registration/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com misses revenue target, acquires UK online directory company<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com, which owns Network Solutions, Register.com and SnapNames, released earnings after the bell today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/web-com-misses-revenue-target-acquires-uk-online-directory-company/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/web-com-misses-revenue-target-acquires-uk-online-directory-company/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netcraft: July 2014 Web Server Survey</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the July 2014 survey we received responses from 996,106,380 sites. Microsoft gained 22 million sites this month, helping to increase its market share by 1.18 percentage points. Combined with a 1.78 point loss in Apache's market share, Microsoft is now the new market leader with a 37.5% share of all sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/07/31/july-2014-web-server-survey.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/07/31/july-2014-web-server-survey.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Prices Set Record as New TLDs Begin Trading, According to Sedo&rsquo;s 1H 2014 Market Study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">announced the results of its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study, revealing domain industry trends and changes based on transactions in its marketplace.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&amp;partnerid=&amp;language=e&amp;id=660&amp;session=d9a7497b271c4d2cf0cf9accc6acf6e0"><span>https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&amp;partnerid=&amp;language=e&amp;id=660&amp;session=d9a7497b271c4d2cf0cf9accc6acf6e0</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo Powers 16,216 Domain Sales In First Six Months Of 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo was behind 16,216 transactions worth a total of $35.9 million in sales over the first six months of 2014, the company announced in its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22725"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22725</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/01/sedo-powers-16216-sales-first-six-months-2014/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-16-216-domain-sales-first-six-months-2014.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-16-216-domain-sales-first-six-months-2014.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.COM Domains Remain Strong as New gTLDs Command Significant Market Value: Sedo Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Since the new gTLDs started to become available in January, Sedo reports that the highest public sale of a new gTLD domain on its marketplace was eat.club, which sold for $20,000. Despite the excitement around new gTLDs, .com still remains the most popular TLD on its marketplace, accounting for more than half (55 percent) of all sales.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/com-domains-remain-strong-new-gtlds-command-significant-market-value-sedo-report"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/com-domains-remain-strong-new-gtlds-command-significant-market-value-sedo-report</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sedo sells $17M of domains in Q2, including a new TLD for $100k<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The company sold about $17 million worth of domain names in the second quarter, down slightly from $19 million in Q1. In the second quarter is sold 7,453 domains, down from 8,763 in the first quarter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/sedo-sells-17m-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/sedo-sells-17m-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More Good News on the Domain Sales Front: Sedo Reports Double Digit Rise in Average Prices for First Half of 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Just two days after DomainHoldings reported a huge increase in their 2Q-2014 domain sales, Sedo is out with a report (in infographic form) today revealing a 17% increase in their mean average sales price during the first six months of this year vs. the same time frame a year ago. That number rises to $2,214 while their median price (the point at which half of all sales were higher and half were lower) was up 7% to $616. Sedo reported a total of $35.9 million in sales for 1H-2014, generated from 16,216 transactions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140731.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140731.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Estibot to launch domainIQ for reverse and historical whois<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The company behind Estibot is launching a new domain name service called domainIQ next week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/estibot-to-launch-domainiq-for-reverse-and-historical-whois/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/estibot-to-launch-domainiq-for-reverse-and-historical-whois/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Kiwi Premium Domain Sales Top $250,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .Kiwi Registry is reporting for the firs time that they have sold over $250,000 in .Kiwi premium domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/01/kiwi-premium-domain-sales-top-250000/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/01/kiwi-premium-domain-sales-top-250000/</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Crackdown on net piracy</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The chief executives of Australia&rsquo;s biggest media companies will be invited to make their case for measures to clamp down on internet piracy at a forum which the government expects to host later this month, led by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/technology/crackdown_on_net_piracy_6vMDha2DW1HuiCEVtRI5wL"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/technology/crackdown_on_net_piracy_6vMDha2DW1HuiCEVtRI5wL</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Online Copyright Infringement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Government has today released the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper and is seeking public submissions on the draft proposals designed to address online piracy. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/ThirdQuarter/30July2014-OnlineCopyrightInfringement.aspx"><span>http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/ThirdQuarter/30July2014-OnlineCopyrightInfringement.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">No silver bullet to curb online piracy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Film companies, content distributors, internet service providers and consumer advocates have until the first day of September to make their voices heard on the knotty issue of online piracy, but it&rsquo;s not difficult to guess what they are going to say.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/31/technology/no-silver-bullet-curb-online-piracy"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/31/technology/no-silver-bullet-curb-online-piracy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia: You Wouldn't Steal a DVD, But You Would Block Websites and Suspend Internet Accounts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When the Australian government first began requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block websites in 2012, Australians were assured that it would only be used to block the "worst of the worst" child pornography. This week, a discussion paper was issued that proposes to extend this Web blocking regime, so that it would also block sites that facilitate copyright infringement. Funny how that always seems to happen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/australia-you-wouldnt-steal-dvd-you-would-block-websites-and-suspend-internet"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/australia-you-wouldnt-steal-dvd-you-would-block-websites-and-suspend-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BRAND PROTECTION &amp; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Gearing up for the fakes and fraudsters at the Commonwealth Games<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is the largest ever sporting event Scotland has seen. The twentieth Commonwealth Games see&rsquo;s 70 nations and 4,084 athletes take part in 261 events over 11 days. Whilst not on the same scale as the FIFA World Cup or the Summer Olympic Games, it is a global event and will be watched by millions around the world, as well as hundreds of thousands who have been lucky enough to obtain tickets.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/07/gearing-up-for-the-fakes-and-fraudsters-at-the-commonwealth-games/"><span>http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/07/gearing-up-for-the-fakes-and-fraudsters-at-the-commonwealth-games/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia seeks to clamp down on IP spending<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The department responsible for IP in Australia is seeking ways to cut back on unnecessary expenditure as part of government plans to save AUD $1 billion ($940 million).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldipreview.com/news/australia-seeks-to-clamp-down-on-ip-spending-6979"><span>http://www.worldipreview.com/news/australia-seeks-to-clamp-down-on-ip-spending-6979</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">David Goldstein<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 31 Jul 07:58 2014

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Update: Enhancing ICANN Accountability by Theresa Swinehart

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-enhancing-icann-accountability>

 

In Case Over Attempts To Seize Iran's ccTLD, ICANN Tells Court ccTLDs Are Not Property

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/icann-cctlds-are-not-property/>

 

ICANN's .IR Response Opens Legal Can of Worms by Philip S. Corwin

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icanns-ir-response-opens-legal-can-of-worms/>

 

NIGHTLIFE.LONDON Tops Applications As .LONDON Priority Period Draws To A Close

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/28/nightlife-london-tops-applications/>

 

ICM buys .sex for up to $3 million

<http://domainincite.com/17142-icm-buys-sex-for-up-to-3-million>

 

Stephen Colbert Scoops Up Sarah Palin’s Domain Name

<http://time.com/3059181/stephen-colbert-sarah-palin-domain/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Deciding Who Will Govern the Internet

In March the United States announced that it would relinquish its oversight of ICANN. ICANN is an enormously important organization that administers the Internet. There is an emerging consensus that international governance of ICANN is coming but there are many unanswered questions.

<http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2014/07/30-icann-internet-governance>

 

Commission Seeks New Ways to Govern the Internet

Innovative approaches to governing the internet are needed, say experts from a new global internet policy commission set up to find and propose such solutions to governments over the next two years.

<http://www.scidev.net/global/icts/news/commission-seeks-new-ways-to-govern-the-internet.html>

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201407301487.html>

 

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- ICANN

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Update: Enhancing ICANN Accountability by Theresa Swinehart

On March 14th 2014, the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intent to transition its stewardship over key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. During introductory discussions around the transition, a broader topic of the impact of the transition on ICANN accountability was raised. The result was the launch by ICANN of a parallel, interrelated process to determine whether and how ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened once its historical contractual relationship with the U.S. Government expires.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-enhancing-icann-accountability>

 

Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) Report on Public Interest Registry's Request to Implement Technical Bundling in .NGO and .ONG

Purpose (Brief): To obtain community input on the Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) report regarding Public Interest Registry's (PIR) request to implement technical bundling of second level domains for .NGO and .ONG. PIR defines technical bundling as a set of two different gTLDs, with identical second level labels for which certain parameters are shared.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-29-en>

 

Correction: ICANN Updates Specification 13 Process And Application Form

NOTE REGARDING CORRECTION: This announcement is being re-issued to correct the criteria by which ICANN will assess whether an applicant that applies for qualification as a .BRAND TLD may qualify for an extension to execute the Registry Agreement. The announcement issued on 15 July 2014 specified that in order to qualify for an extension to execute the Registry Agreement, "[t]he applicant must meet the definition of a .BRAND TLD as per Section 7 of Specification 13. This is inaccurate. The statement should instead read:

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-29jul14-en>

 

Cherine Chalaby, Chair, New gTLD Program Committee | ICANN, to Steve DelBianco

Singular and plural versions of the same string in new gTLD applications

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-delbianco-2014-07-24-en>

 

Fadi Chehadé Speaking at Mobile World Congress 2014

ICANN's CEO and President speaks to audience at Mobile World Congress, February 2014.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EH4iljY9zw>

 

In Case Over Attempts To Seize Iran's ccTLD, ICANN Tells Court ccTLDs Are Not Property

ICANN has told a US federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD cannot be considered "property," and thus cannot be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, who are trying to obtain the assets of countries that they argued have supported terrorism.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22715>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/icann-cctlds-are-not-property/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-cctlds-are-not-property.html>

 

ICANN's .IR Response Opens Legal Can of Worms by Philip S. Corwin

ICANN has filed its initial response to writs of attachment issued by U.S. Courts that seek to have ICANN transfer control of the ccTLDs of Iran, Syria and North Korea to plaintiffs in various legal actions. The lawsuits were brought under a U.S. law that permits victims of terrorism and their family survivors to seek the assets of governments that provided support or direction of the terrorist acts.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icanns-ir-response-opens-legal-can-of-worms/>

 

Terror victims try to seize five ccTLDs

ICANN is fighting a US court action that could see the ccTLDs of Iran, Syria and Korea being seized by victims of terrorism.

<http://domainincite.com/17008-terror-victims-try-to-seize-five-cctlds>

 

ICANN to plaintiffs: No, you can’t have all of Iran’s domains

The global body in charge of domain names, ICANN, has asked a federal court to prevent the handover of the ccTLD of North Korea, Syria, and Iran as part of a terrorism lawsuit dating back over a decade. Those would include the .KP, .SY and .IR names.

<http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/icann-to-plaintiffs-no-you-cant-have-all-of-irans-domains/>

 

True Lawfare — The Fight to Seize Iran’s Domain Name Continues

A month ago, we wrote about an effort by several plaintiff’s lawyers, representing terrorist victims, to seize the Iran domain name (.IR). Turns out there was even more to it than we were aware of at the time, as the same group of lawyers have filed similar writs of attachment against Syria (.SY) and North Korea (.KP).

<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/07/true-lawfare-the-fight-to-seize-irans-domain-name-continues/>

 

Country Web domains can't be seized [AFP]

The Internet's regulatory authority said Wednesday that country-specific Web domains cannot be seized in court proceedings, as it sought to quash an effort to recover assets in terrorism-related lawsuits.

<https://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a/24591890/country-web-domains-cant-be-seized/>

 

ICANN tells court ccTLDs aren’t property, can’t be awarded to plaintiffs

ICANN has responded to the U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, arguing that ccTLDs are not property and can’t be awarded to plaintiffs in a case involving terrorism.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/icann-court-cctlds/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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New expiry date for .eu domain names as of 15 September 2014

On 15 September 2014, EURid will launch its new registration platform. Thereafter, newly registered .eu domain names will no longer expire at the end of the month but rather at the end of their registration term, calculated in years starting on the registration date and ranging from one (1) to ten (10) years. Domain names registered on 29 February will always expire on 28 February.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/new-expiry-date-eu-domain-names-15-september-2014>

<http://www.domainnews.com/eurid-new-expiry-date-for-eu-domains.html>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/eurid-new-expiry-date-eu/>

 

.eu Registration Policy updated

We have updated the .eu registration policy to include the French island of Mayotte as a .eu-eligible region, effective immediately.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/eu-registration-policy-updated>

 

IEDR Results Show Registration and Profit Increases in 2013

The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the not-for-profit public organisation that manages Ireland’s top level Internet domain, .ie, today reported a positive trading performance for 2013. Its annual results showed total volume growth of 17.6% in new .ie domain registrations, a 5.8% increase in profit after tax to almost €300,000 and an 8.3% increase in Members’ Funds to €3.9 million, leaving IEDR on solid financial footing at year end.

<https://www.iedr.ie/2014/07/iedr-results-show-registration-profit-increases-2013/>

 

There were 32,154 new .ie websites last year – and most are business-related

THE IRISH WEBSITE domain registry IEDR saw 32,154 new .ie websites in 2013, contributing to a growth of 18% over the last 12 months.

<http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/irish-web-domain-registration-1596176-Jul2014/>

 

Domain registry reports after-tax profit of almost €300,000

More than 30,000 new domain names were registered with the Irish domain registry agency (IEDR) last year, bringing the total number of registered .ie domains to 187,269.

<http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/domain-registry-reports-after-tax-profit-of-almost-300-000-1.1882486>

 

Downsize your domain with .UK

The past month has presented customers and businesses across the country with the opportunity to register their shorter, sharper domain names in the new TLD. Within hours of the launch, Nominet revealed that 50,000 individuals and businesses in the industry had done so, testament to the valuable role domains play in scoping out personality and digital identity.

<http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/downsize-your-domain-uk>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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NIGHTLIFE.LONDON Tops Applications As .LONDON Priority Period Draws To A Close

As the close of the priority phase draws near, the most popular .london domains applied for have been announced. With four days to go until the end of the three-month .london launch period London's property and entertainment industries are proving to be the most popular choice for new .london domains.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22700>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/28/nightlife-london-tops-applications/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/nightlife-london-tops-applications.html>

 

Crazy housing market reflected in .london landrush

The world’s insatiable appetite for property in London is being reflected in applications for domain names during .london’s landrush, according to the registry.

<http://domainincite.com/17134-crazy-housing-market-reflected-in-london-landrush>

 

London firms given one-week .london web domain deadline

London businesses have been warned they have just one week left of priority registration for the new .london web suffix, ahead of its wider launch on Thursday.

<http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2357450/london-firms-given-one-week-london-web-domain-deadline>

 

A Financial Back-Up to Win .WINE? by Jean Guillon

Still want to protect wine Geographical Indications (GIs)? A hot potato! Where the bucket ends is still to be found and the launching of both .WINE and .VIN new gTLDs is still an issue. At least some of the three applicants are following the ICANN new gTLD applicant guidebook, working with parties interested in bringing better protection mechanism to protect wine GIs. There seems to have been an attempt which has not worked.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140729_a_financial_back_up_to_win_wine/>

 

New TLDs -- Great Opportunity for Realignment or Entry

Therefore, in response to the demand for more available domain names, ICANN announced that it will be delegating new gTLDs. This process is already in progress, and many new TLDs such as .marketing, .industries, .company, .services and .business are being introduced into the marketplace.

<http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/29/new-tlds-great-opportunity-realignment-or-entry>

 

Report: New TLDs Cause Confusion

As a flood of new TLDs enters the marketplace, providing websites with the equivalent of vanity license plates, a new report suggests it’s all too confusing for consumers and businesses.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=182753>

 

.London’s unique “SunPriorityRush” period ends tomorrow

The .London domain name is launching, and it’s very different from previous domain name launches.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/dot-london-domain/>

 

Google beats Microsoft to .docs

Google and Microsoft seem to have settled their contention set for the .docs new gTLD, with Google emerging the victor.

<http://domainincite.com/17141-google-beats-microsoft-to-docs>

 

ICM buys .sex for up to $3 million

ICM Registry, the .xxx domain name registry, may have paid as much as $3 million for the .sex gTLD.

<http://domainincite.com/17142-icm-buys-sex-for-up-to-3-million>

 

.XYZ now has over 400,000 domain name registrations

.XYZ domain nameThe .XYZ domain name now has over 400,000 registrations, according to zone file reports.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/xyz-now-has-over-400000-domain-name-registrations/>

 

Finally, well-targeted new TLD marketing

A couple weeks ago I wrote about how Sedo did a new TLD promotion that registrars should be doing.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/finally-well-targeted-new-top-level-domain-name-marketing/>

 

ICM Registry Operator of .XXX Wins Rights to The New gTLD .Sex

ICM Registry the operator of the .XXX registry has won the right to operate the .Sex new gTLD.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/icm-registry-operator-of-xxx-wins-rights-to-the-new-gtld-sex/>

 

Hindi domain leads India in its transition to Bharat [PTI]

India may finally have domain names in its own script beginning with the Devanagari script of Hindi from next month.

<http://www.asianage.com/business/hindi-domain-leads-india-its-transition-bharat-922>

<http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140729/business-market/article/hindi-domain-leads-india-its-transition-bharat>

 

27 of top 50 websites protecting their brands on new Donuts domain names

How are brands protecting themselves with new TLDs? Many are, but there are some surprises.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/brand-protection-new-tlds-2/>

 

New domain names: a golden opportunity for brands

With today’s online global economy now worth trillions of dollars, it is hard to believe that the first public domain name was registered just 30 years ago. Today there are over 270 million domain names, representing some of the world’s biggest brands whose business models are based around a single domain keyword such as Amazon, eBay and Google.

<http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/new-domain-names-golden-opportunity-brands>

 

A “slow” week for new TLD launches

There’s not much on the docket this week for new TLD launches.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/a-slow-week-for-new-tld-launches/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Internet Of Things Contains Average Of 25 Vulnerabilities Per Device

New study finds high volume of security flaws in such IoT devices as webcams, home thermostats, remote power outlets, sprinkler controllers, home alarms, and garage door openers.

<http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/internet-of-things-contains-average-of-25-vulnerabilities-per-device/d/d-id/1297623>

 

Phishing: What Once Was Old Is New Again

Symantec just recently released its Internet Security Threat Report for 2014. It’s a review of 2013’s threats, a comparison with earlier years, and a look into the crystal ball for the current year with a nod to the direction of trends beyond that.

<http://www.darkreading.com/operations/phishing-what-once-was-old-is-new-again-/a/d-id/1297634>

 

Homeland Security wants corporate board of directors more involved in cyber-security

Setting corporate cyber-security policy and taking actions around it must be a top concern for the board of directors at any company, not just the information-technology division, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicated as a high-level official there backed a private-sector effort to raise awareness at the board level.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2458975/security0/homeland-security-wants-corporate-board-of-directors-more-involved-in-cyber-security.html>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Stephen Colbert Scoops Up Sarah Palin’s Domain Name

Two competing Sarah Palin websites have launched in recent days. The first is called “Sarah Palin Channel,” and it offers subscribers a 24-hour newsfeed of pure, unmediated Palin for $99.95 a year. The second is called “The Sarah Palin Channel” (emphasis ours), and it promises to be “The only Sarah Palin Channel on the internet with a definite article in the address!” (emphasis theirs).

<http://time.com/3059181/stephen-colbert-sarah-palin-domain/>

 

Stephen Colbert Buys TheSarahPalinChannel.com, Promises His Own 'Angry Echo Chamber'

Sarah Palin just learned a valuable lesson about starting your own web channel: make sure to buy up any similar domain names, such as, say, one that simply puts "The" in front of your URL.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/colbert-buys-thesarahpalinchannel-sarah-palin_n_5633642.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Four 6-Figure Transactions Totaling Over $1.1 Million Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Someone mist have missed the "summer doldrums" memo! Four high end sales lit up the domain aftermarket this week with three of those not only topping our latest weekly all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart, but also crashing the top 20 sales for the entire Year to Date.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140730.htm>

 

Benefits of Premium Domain Names Video by Heritage Auctions

Aron Meystedt shared this video with me, and I want to share it with you. The video that was created by Heritage Auctions to educate its clientele about domain names and why they might be interested in spending significant sums of money to buy the best domain names. I would imagine a good portion of HA’s clients are well-educated and savvy investors, and this video may shed some light onto the value of investing in exceptional domain names.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/benefits-premium-domain-names-video-heritage-auctions/>

 

Heritage Auctions Video about premium domain names

Heritage Auctions had another solid domain name auction last week, selling about $775k in domain names during bidding.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/heritage-auctions-video-about-premium-domain-names/>

 

Domain Sales Continue To Heat Up - Domain Holdings Reports 2Q-2014 Sales Three Times Higher Than the Previous Quarter

After a long recession, we've been seeing reported domain sales rebound nicely in 2014 and further evidence came today when Domain Holdings reported their 2Q-2014 domain sales nearly tripled from the previous quarter. The Delray Beach, Florida based company's sales rocketed from $3,381,634 in 1Q-2014 to $9,935,618 in the recently concluded second quarter of the year.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140729.htm>

 

Domain Holdings nearly triples sales in second quarter

Domain name brokerage Domain Holdings had a big second quarter, turning in almost 3x the sales of its first quarter.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/domain-holdings-nearly-triples-sales-in-second-quarter/>

 

Company wants to trademark the term “Domain Auction”

A Florida company has filed two trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Domain Auction” and “Domains Auction”.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/company-wants-to-trademark-the-term-domain-auction/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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Australians embracing the internet - but as a supplement to TV

The internet will soon take over from TV as Australia’s favourite entertainment source as the country reaches the “digital tipping point”.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/australians-embracing-the-internet-but-as-a-supplement-to-tv>

 

Australians prefer digital devices over television for media consumption: survey

The growing use of digital devices has ended television's unrivalled dominance of Australian entertainment, a media consumption survey has found.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-30/australians-prefer-digital-over-television-for-media-consumption/5636434>

 

Internet to usurp TV as preferred entertainment source

About one-quarter of Australians plans to subscribe to an online ­television ­service in the next 12 months and in the next year, online will ­overtake TV as the preferred source of entertainment, a Deloitte Media ­Consumer ­Survey shows.

<http://www.afr.com/p/technology/internet_to_usurp_tv_as_preferred_R6mE2Plg90HE8n1qti4ixH>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: ACMA signs online child abuse notification scheme with police

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has signed formal agreements with state, territory and federal police for the reporting of online child abuse material in Australia.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551103/acma_signs_online_child_abuse_notification_scheme_police/>

 

au: New national network for reporting online child sexual abuse content

Australian efforts against the trade in online child sexual abuse material have been significantly strengthened with the finalisation of formal agreements between the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the police forces of Queensland and Victoria.

<http://acma.gov.au/Citizen/Stay-protected/My-online-world/Staying-safe-online/acma-and-australian-police-cement-national-network-for-reporting-online-child-sexual-abuse-content>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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au: Illegal downloading is simply theft: Turnbull

CHRIS UHLMANN: Australians are among the world's most prolific downloader's of illegal videos and music and the Government looks likely to ask internet service providers to do more to crack down on piracy.

<http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2014/s4057661.htm>

 

au: Malcolm Turnbull: ISPs should not have to sanction illegal downloaders

The owners of television and movie content should take illegal downloaders to court, but internet service providers should not be required to impose sanctions, the communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has said as the Abbott government discusses how it will crack down on internet piracy.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/malcolm-turnbull-isps-should-not-have-to-sanction-illegal-downloaders>

 

au: Cheers and jeers over anti-piracy laws

Federal government proposals to amend copyright laws have drawn support from rights holders and copyright organisations but some aspects of the enforcement regime outlined in a discussion paper released yesterday have raised concerns among ISPs and consumer advocates.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551319/cheers_jeers_over_anti-piracy_laws/>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Smart home kit proves easy to hack, says HP study

A study of some of the most popular app-controlled devices for the home suggests the majority of the products tested were vulnerable to hackers.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28569342>

 

Internet of Things devices contain high number of vulnerabilities, study finds [IDG]

A security audit of 10 popular Internet-connected devices - components of the so-called Internet of Things - identified an alarmingly high number of vulnerabilities.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551285/internet_things_devices_contain_high_number_vulnerabilities_study_finds/>

 

Tor attack may have unmasked dark net users

Developers of software used to access Tor - an otherwise hard-to-reach part of the internet - have disclosed that an attack on the network may have unmasked users for five months.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28573625>

 

Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project's director, Roger Dingledine.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2459667/security0/tor-hints-at-possible-u-s-government-involvement-in-recent-attack.html>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551286/tor_hints_possible_u_government_involvement_recent_attack/>

 

Tor Sniffs Out Attacks Trying to Deanonymize Hidden Services Users

For a little more than six months, attackers were on the Tor network trying to deanonymize users who operate or use Tor hidden services.

<http://threatpost.com/tor-sniffs-out-attacks-trying-to-deanonymize-hidden-services-users/107514>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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The internet of things - the next big challenge to our privacy

If there’s a depressing slogan for the early era of the commercial internet, it’s this: “Privacy is dead – get over it.”

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/28/internet-of-things-privacy>

 

au: Data retention plan will cost consumers $100 a year, warns iinet

Internet service provider iinet has warned of significant costs and privacy concerns with a mandatory data retention regime that is currently being considered by the federal government.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/data-plan-cost-consumers-100-a-year-iinet>

 

au: Online piracy crackdown barks up the wrong tree

The Coalition’s discussion paper on curbing online piracy, which is yet to see the light of day, is the latest example of how rhetoric continues to trump common sense in this ongoing debate.

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/29/technology/online-piracy-crackdown-barks-wrong-tree>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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au: Mandatory data retention is a rort

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis is actively considering a mandatory data retention scheme under which ISPs and telcos would be forced to keep information (metadata) about customers’ phone and online activities for up to two years, for access by law enforcement agencies.

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/29/technology/mandatory-data-retention-rort>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update: Enhancing ICANN Accountability by Theresa Swinehart<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's .IR Response Opens Legal Can of Worms by Philip S. Corwin<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NIGHTLIFE.LONDON Tops Applications As .LONDON Priority Period Draws To A Close<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM buys .sex for up to $3 million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17142-icm-buys-sex-for-up-to-3-million"><span>http://domainincite.com/17142-icm-buys-sex-for-up-to-3-million</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Colbert Scoops Up Sarah Palin&rsquo;s Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://time.com/3059181/stephen-colbert-sarah-palin-domain/"><span>http://time.com/3059181/stephen-colbert-sarah-palin-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Deciding Who Will Govern the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In March the United States announced that it would relinquish its oversight of ICANN. ICANN is an enormously important organization that administers the Internet. There is an emerging consensus that international governance of ICANN is coming but there are many unanswered questions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2014/07/30-icann-internet-governance"><span>http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2014/07/30-icann-internet-governance</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Commission Seeks New Ways to Govern the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Innovative approaches to governing the internet are needed, say experts from a new global internet policy commission set up to find and propose such solutions to governments over the next two years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.scidev.net/global/icts/news/commission-seeks-new-ways-to-govern-the-internet.html"><span>http://www.scidev.net/global/icts/news/commission-seeks-new-ways-to-govern-the-internet.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201407301487.html"><span>http://allafrica.com/stories/201407301487.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update: Enhancing ICANN Accountability by Theresa Swinehart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On March 14th 2014, the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intent to transition its stewardship over key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. During introductory discussions around the transition, a broader topic of the impact of the transition on ICANN accountability was raised. The result was the launch by ICANN of a parallel, interrelated process to determine whether and how ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened once its historical contractual relationship with the U.S. Government expires.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-enhancing-icann-accountability"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-enhancing-icann-accountability</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) Report on Public Interest Registry's Request to Implement Technical Bundling in .NGO and .ONG<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): To obtain community input on the Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) report regarding Public Interest Registry's (PIR) request to implement technical bundling of second level domains for .NGO and .ONG. PIR defines technical bundling as a set of two different gTLDs, with identical second level labels for which certain parameters are shared.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-29-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Correction: ICANN Updates Specification 13 Process And Application Form<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NOTE REGARDING CORRECTION: This announcement is being re-issued to correct the criteria by which ICANN will assess whether an applicant that applies for qualification as a .BRAND TLD may qualify for an extension to execute the Registry Agreement. The announcement issued on 15 July 2014 specified that in order to qualify for an extension to execute the Registry Agreement, "[t]he applicant must meet the definition of a .BRAND TLD as per Section 7 of Specification 13. This is inaccurate. The statement should instead read:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-29jul14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-29jul14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cherine Chalaby, Chair, New gTLD Program Committee | ICANN, to Steve DelBianco</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Singular and plural versions of the same string in new gTLD applications<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-delbianco-2014-07-24-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-delbianco-2014-07-24-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fadi Chehad&eacute; Speaking at Mobile World Congress 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's CEO and President speaks to audience at Mobile World Congress, February 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EH4iljY9zw"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EH4iljY9zw</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In Case Over Attempts To Seize Iran's ccTLD, ICANN Tells Court ccTLDs Are Not Property<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has told a US federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD cannot be considered "property," and thus cannot be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, who are trying to obtain the assets of countries that they argued have supported terrorism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22715"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22715</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/icann-cctlds-are-not-property/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/icann-cctlds-are-not-property/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/icann-cctlds-are-not-property.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/icann-cctlds-are-not-property.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's .IR Response Opens Legal Can of Worms by Philip S. Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has filed its initial response to writs of attachment issued by U.S. Courts that seek to have ICANN transfer control of the ccTLDs of Iran, Syria and North Korea to plaintiffs in various legal actions. The lawsuits were brought under a U.S. law that permits victims of terrorism and their family survivors to seek the assets of governments that provided support or direction of the terrorist acts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/icanns-ir-response-opens-legal-can-of-worms/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/icanns-ir-response-opens-legal-can-of-worms/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Terror victims try to seize five ccTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is fighting a US court action that could see the ccTLDs of Iran, Syria and Korea being seized by victims of terrorism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17008-terror-victims-try-to-seize-five-cctlds"><span>http://domainincite.com/17008-terror-victims-try-to-seize-five-cctlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN to plaintiffs: No, you can&rsquo;t have all of Iran&rsquo;s domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The global body in charge of domain names, ICANN, has asked a federal court to prevent the handover of the ccTLD of North Korea, Syria, and Iran as part of a terrorism lawsuit dating back over a decade. Those would include the .KP, .SY and .IR names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/icann-to-plaintiffs-no-you-cant-have-all-of-irans-domains/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/icann-to-plaintiffs-no-you-cant-have-all-of-irans-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">True Lawfare &mdash; The Fight to Seize Iran&rsquo;s Domain Name Continues<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A month ago, we wrote about an effort by several plaintiff&rsquo;s lawyers, representing terrorist victims, to seize the Iran domain name (.IR).</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Turns out there was even more to it than we were aware of at the time, as the same group of lawyers have filed similar writs of attachment against Syria (.SY) and North Korea (.KP).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/07/true-lawfare-the-fight-to-seize-irans-domain-name-continues/"><span>http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/07/true-lawfare-the-fight-to-seize-irans-domain-name-continues/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Country Web domains can't be seized [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet's regulatory authority said Wednesday that country-specific Web domains cannot be seized in court proceedings, as it sought to quash an effort to recover assets in terrorism-related lawsuits.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a/24591890/country-web-domains-cant-be-seized/"><span>https://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a/24591890/country-web-domains-cant-be-seized/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN tells court ccTLDs aren&rsquo;t property, can&rsquo;t be awarded to plaintiffs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has responded to the U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, arguing that ccTLDs are not property and can&rsquo;t be awarded to plaintiffs in a case involving terrorism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/icann-court-cctlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/icann-court-cctlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New expiry date for .eu domain names as of 15 September 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 15 September 2014, EURid will launch its new registration platform. Thereafter, newly registered .eu domain names will no longer expire at the end of the month but rather at the end of their registration term, calculated in years starting on the registration date and ranging from one (1) to ten (10) years. Domain names registered on 29 February will always expire on 28 February.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/new-expiry-date-eu-domain-names-15-september-2014"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/new-expiry-date-eu-domain-names-15-september-2014</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/eurid-new-expiry-date-for-eu-domains.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/eurid-new-expiry-date-for-eu-domains.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/eurid-new-expiry-date-eu/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/31/eurid-new-expiry-date-eu/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.eu Registration Policy updated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We have updated the .eu registration policy to include the French island of Mayotte as a .eu-eligible region, effective immediately.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/eu-registration-policy-updated"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/eu-registration-policy-updated</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IEDR Results Show Registration and Profit Increases in 2013<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the not-for-profit public organisation that manages Ireland&rsquo;s top level Internet domain, .ie, today reported a positive trading performance for 2013. Its annual results showed total volume growth of 17.6% in new .ie domain registrations, a 5.8% increase in profit after tax to almost &euro;300,000 and an 8.3% increase in Members&rsquo; Funds to &euro;3.9 million, leaving IEDR on solid financial footing at year end.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.iedr.ie/2014/07/iedr-results-show-registration-profit-increases-2013/"><span>https://www.iedr.ie/2014/07/iedr-results-show-registration-profit-increases-2013/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There were 32,154 new .ie websites last year &ndash; and most are business-related<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">THE IRISH WEBSITE domain registry IEDR saw 32,154 new .ie websites in 2013, contributing to a growth of 18% over the last 12 months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/irish-web-domain-registration-1596176-Jul2014/"><span>http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/irish-web-domain-registration-1596176-Jul2014/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain registry reports after-tax profit of almost &euro;300,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More than 30,000 new domain names were registered with the Irish domain registry agency (IEDR) last year, bringing the total number of registered .ie domains to 187,269.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/domain-registry-reports-after-tax-profit-of-almost-300-000-1.1882486"><span>http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/domain-registry-reports-after-tax-profit-of-almost-300-000-1.1882486</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Downsize your domain with .UK<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The past month has presented customers and businesses across the country with the opportunity to register their shorter, sharper domain names in the new TLD. Within hours of the launch, Nominet revealed that 50,000 individuals and businesses in the industry had done so, testament to the valuable role domains play in scoping out personality and digital identity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/downsize-your-domain-uk"><span>http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/downsize-your-domain-uk</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NIGHTLIFE.LONDON Tops Applications As .LONDON Priority Period Draws To A Close<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the close of the priority phase draws near, the most popular .london domains applied for have been announced. With four days to go until the end of the three-month .london launch period London's property and entertainment industries are proving to be the most popular choice for new .london domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22700"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22700</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/28/nightlife-london-tops-applications/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/28/nightlife-london-tops-applications/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/nightlife-london-tops-applications.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/nightlife-london-tops-applications.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Crazy housing market reflected in .london landrush<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The world&rsquo;s insatiable appetite for property in London is being reflected in applications for domain names during .london&rsquo;s landrush, according to the registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17134-crazy-housing-market-reflected-in-london-landrush"><span>http://domainincite.com/17134-crazy-housing-market-reflected-in-london-landrush</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">London firms given one-week .london web domain deadline<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">London businesses have been warned they have just one week left of priority registration for the new .london web suffix, ahead of its wider launch on Thursday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2357450/london-firms-given-one-week-london-web-domain-deadline"><span>http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2357450/london-firms-given-one-week-london-web-domain-deadline</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Financial Back-Up to Win .WINE? by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Still want to protect wine Geographical Indications (GIs)? A hot potato! Where the bucket ends is still to be found and the launching of both .WINE and .VIN new gTLDs is still an issue. At least some of the three applicants are following the ICANN new gTLD applicant guidebook, working with parties interested in bringing better protection mechanism to protect wine GIs. There seems to have been an attempt which has not worked.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140729_a_financial_back_up_to_win_wine/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140729_a_financial_back_up_to_win_wine/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New TLDs -- Great Opportunity for Realignment or Entry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Therefore, in response to the demand for more available domain names, ICANN announced that it will be delegating new gTLDs. This process is already in progress, and many new TLDs such as .marketing, .industries, .company, .services and .business are being introduced into the marketplace.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/29/new-tlds-great-opportunity-realignment-or-entry"><span>http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/29/new-tlds-great-opportunity-realignment-or-entry</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Report: New TLDs Cause Confusion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As a flood of new TLDs enters the marketplace, providing websites with the equivalent of vanity license plates, a new report suggests it&rsquo;s all too confusing for consumers and businesses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=182753"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=182753</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.London&rsquo;s unique &ldquo;SunPriorityRush&rdquo; period ends tomorrow<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .London domain name is launching, and it&rsquo;s very different from previous domain name launches.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/dot-london-domain/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/dot-london-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google beats Microsoft to .docs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google and Microsoft seem to have settled their contention set for the .docs new gTLD, with Google emerging the victor.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17141-google-beats-microsoft-to-docs"><span>http://domainincite.com/17141-google-beats-microsoft-to-docs</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM buys .sex for up to $3 million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry, the .xxx domain name registry, may have paid as much as $3 million for the .sex gTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17142-icm-buys-sex-for-up-to-3-million"><span>http://domainincite.com/17142-icm-buys-sex-for-up-to-3-million</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.XYZ now has over 400,000 domain name registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.XYZ domain nameThe .XYZ domain name now has over 400,000 registrations, according to zone file reports.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/xyz-now-has-over-400000-domain-name-registrations/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/xyz-now-has-over-400000-domain-name-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Finally, well-targeted new TLD marketing</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A couple weeks ago I wrote about how Sedo did a new TLD promotion that registrars should be doing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/finally-well-targeted-new-top-level-domain-name-marketing/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/finally-well-targeted-new-top-level-domain-name-marketing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry Operator of .XXX Wins Rights to The New gTLD .Sex<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry the operator of the .XXX registry has won the right to operate the .Sex new gTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/icm-registry-operator-of-xxx-wins-rights-to-the-new-gtld-sex/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/icm-registry-operator-of-xxx-wins-rights-to-the-new-gtld-sex/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hindi domain leads India in its transition to Bharat [PTI]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">India may finally have domain names in its own script beginning with the Devanagari script of Hindi from next month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.asianage.com/business/hindi-domain-leads-india-its-transition-bharat-922"><span>http://www.asianage.com/business/hindi-domain-leads-india-its-transition-bharat-922</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140729/business-market/article/hindi-domain-leads-india-its-transition-bharat"><span>http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140729/business-market/article/hindi-domain-leads-india-its-transition-bharat</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">27 of top 50 websites protecting their brands on new Donuts domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How are brands protecting themselves with new TLDs? Many are, but there are some surprises.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/brand-protection-new-tlds-2/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/brand-protection-new-tlds-2/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New domain names: a golden opportunity for brands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With today&rsquo;s online global economy now worth trillions of dollars, it is hard to believe that the first public domain name was registered just 30 years ago. Today there are over 270 million domain names, representing some of the world&rsquo;s biggest brands whose business models are based around a single domain keyword such as Amazon, eBay and Google.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/new-domain-names-golden-opportunity-brands"><span>http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/new-domain-names-golden-opportunity-brands</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A &ldquo;slow&rdquo; week for new TLD launches<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There&rsquo;s not much on the docket this week for new TLD launches.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/a-slow-week-for-new-tld-launches/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/a-slow-week-for-new-tld-launches/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Of Things Contains Average Of 25 Vulnerabilities Per Device<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New study finds high volume of security flaws in such IoT devices as webcams, home thermostats, remote power outlets, sprinkler controllers, home alarms, and garage door openers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/internet-of-things-contains-average-of-25-vulnerabilities-per-device/d/d-id/1297623"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/internet-of-things-contains-average-of-25-vulnerabilities-per-device/d/d-id/1297623</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Phishing: What Once Was Old Is New Again<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Symantec just recently released its Internet Security Threat Report for 2014. It&rsquo;s a review of 2013&rsquo;s threats, a comparison with earlier years, and a look into the crystal ball for the current year with a nod to the direction of trends beyond that.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/operations/phishing-what-once-was-old-is-new-again-/a/d-id/1297634"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/operations/phishing-what-once-was-old-is-new-again-/a/d-id/1297634</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Homeland Security wants corporate board of directors more involved in cyber-security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Setting corporate cyber-security policy and taking actions around it must be a top concern for the board of directors at any company, not just the information-technology division, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicated as a high-level official there backed a private-sector effort to raise awareness at the board level.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2458975/security0/homeland-security-wants-corporate-board-of-directors-more-involved-in-cyber-security.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2458975/security0/homeland-security-wants-corporate-board-of-directors-more-involved-in-cyber-security.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Colbert Scoops Up Sarah Palin&rsquo;s Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two competing Sarah Palin websites have launched in recent days. The first is called &ldquo;Sarah Palin Channel,&rdquo; and it offers subscribers a 24-hour newsfeed of pure, unmediated Palin for $99.95 a year. The second is called &ldquo;The Sarah Palin Channel&rdquo; (emphasis ours), and it promises to be &ldquo;The only Sarah Palin Channel on the internet with a definite article in the address!&rdquo; (emphasis theirs).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://time.com/3059181/stephen-colbert-sarah-palin-domain/"><span>http://time.com/3059181/stephen-colbert-sarah-palin-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Colbert Buys TheSarahPalinChannel.com, Promises His Own 'Angry Echo Chamber'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sarah Palin just learned a valuable lesson about starting your own web channel: make sure to buy up any similar domain names, such as, say, one that simply puts "The" in front of your URL.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/colbert-buys-thesarahpalinchannel-sarah-palin_n_5633642.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/colbert-buys-thesarahpalinchannel-sarah-palin_n_5633642.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Four 6-Figure Transactions Totaling Over $1.1 Million Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Someone mist have missed the "summer doldrums" memo! Four high end sales lit up the domain aftermarket this week with three of those not only topping our latest weekly all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart, but also crashing the top 20 sales for the entire Year to Date.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140730.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140730.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Benefits of Premium Domain Names Video by Heritage Auctions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Aron Meystedt shared this video with me, and I want to share it with you. The video that was created by Heritage Auctions to educate its clientele about domain names and why they might be interested in spending significant sums of money to buy the best domain names. I would imagine a good portion of HA&rsquo;s clients are well-educated and savvy investors, and this video may shed some light onto the value of investing in exceptional domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/benefits-premium-domain-names-video-heritage-auctions/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>benefits</span><span>-</span><span>premium</span><span>-</span><span>domain</span><span>-</span><span>names</span><span>-</span><span>video</span><span>-</span><span>heritage</span><span>-</span><span>auctions</span><span>/</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Heritage Auctions Video about premium domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Heritage Auctions had another solid domain name auction last week, selling about $775k in domain names during bidding.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/heritage-auctions-video-about-premium-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/heritage-auctions-video-about-premium-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Sales Continue To Heat Up - Domain Holdings Reports 2Q-2014 Sales Three Times Higher Than the Previous Quarter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After a long recession, we've been seeing reported domain sales rebound nicely in 2014 and further evidence came today when Domain Holdings reported their 2Q-2014 domain sales nearly tripled from the previous quarter. The Delray Beach, Florida based company's sales rocketed from $3,381,634 in 1Q-2014 to $9,935,618 in the recently concluded second quarter of the year. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140729.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140729.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Holdings nearly triples sales in second quarter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name brokerage Domain Holdings had a big second quarter, turning in almost 3x the sales of its first quarter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/domain-holdings-nearly-triples-sales-in-second-quarter/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/domain-holdings-nearly-triples-sales-in-second-quarter/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Company wants to trademark the term &ldquo;Domain Auction&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Florida company has filed two trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for &ldquo;Domain Auction&rdquo; and &ldquo;Domains Auction&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/company-wants-to-trademark-the-term-domain-auction/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/company-wants-to-trademark-the-term-domain-auction/</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australians embracing the internet - but as a supplement to TV<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet will soon take over from TV as Australia&rsquo;s favourite entertainment source as the country reaches the &ldquo;digital tipping point&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/australians-embracing-the-internet-but-as-a-supplement-to-tv"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/australians-embracing-the-internet-but-as-a-supplement-to-tv</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australians prefer digital devices over television for media consumption: survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The growing use of digital devices has ended television's unrivalled dominance of Australian entertainment, a media consumption survey has found.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-30/australians-prefer-digital-over-television-for-media-consumption/5636434"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-30/australians-prefer-digital-over-television-for-media-consumption/5636434</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet to usurp TV as preferred entertainment source<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">About one-quarter of Australians plans to subscribe to an online &shy;television &shy;service in the next 12 months and in the next year, online will &shy;overtake TV as the preferred source of entertainment, a Deloitte Media &shy;Consumer &shy;Survey shows.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/technology/internet_to_usurp_tv_as_preferred_R6mE2Plg90HE8n1qti4ixH"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/technology/internet_to_usurp_tv_as_preferred_R6mE2Plg90HE8n1qti4ixH</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: ACMA signs online child abuse notification scheme with police</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has signed formal agreements with state, territory and federal police for the reporting of online child abuse material in Australia.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551103/acma_signs_online_child_abuse_notification_scheme_police/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551103/acma_signs_online_child_abuse_notification_scheme_police/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: New national network for reporting online child sexual abuse content</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian efforts against the trade in online child sexual abuse material have been significantly strengthened with the finalisation of formal agreements between the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the police forces of Queensland and Victoria.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://acma.gov.au/Citizen/Stay-protected/My-online-world/Staying-safe-online/acma-and-australian-police-cement-national-network-for-reporting-online-child-sexual-abuse-content"><span>http://acma.gov.au/Citizen/Stay-protected/My-online-world/Staying-safe-online/acma-and-australian-police-cement-national-network-for-reporting-online-child-sexual-abuse-content</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Illegal downloading is simply theft: Turnbull<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CHRIS UHLMANN: Australians are among the world's most prolific downloader's of illegal videos and music and the Government looks likely to ask internet service providers to do more to crack down on piracy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2014/s4057661.htm"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2014/s4057661.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Malcolm Turnbull: ISPs should not have to sanction illegal downloaders</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The owners of television and movie content should take illegal downloaders to court, but internet service providers should not be required to impose sanctions, the communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has said as the Abbott government discusses how it will crack down on internet piracy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/malcolm-turnbull-isps-should-not-have-to-sanction-illegal-downloaders"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/malcolm-turnbull-isps-should-not-have-to-sanction-illegal-downloaders</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Cheers and jeers over anti-piracy laws</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Federal government proposals to amend copyright laws have drawn support from rights holders and copyright organisations but some aspects of the enforcement regime outlined in a discussion paper released yesterday have raised concerns among ISPs and consumer advocates.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551319/cheers_jeers_over_anti-piracy_laws/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551319/cheers_jeers_over_anti-piracy_laws/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Smart home kit proves easy to hack, says HP study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A study of some of the most popular app-controlled devices for the home suggests the majority of the products tested were vulnerable to hackers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28569342"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28569342</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet of Things devices contain high number of vulnerabilities, study finds [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A security audit of 10 popular Internet-connected devices - components of the so-called Internet of Things - identified an alarmingly high number of vulnerabilities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551285/internet_things_devices_contain_high_number_vulnerabilities_study_finds/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551285/internet_things_devices_contain_high_number_vulnerabilities_study_finds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tor attack may have unmasked dark net users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Developers of software used to access Tor - an otherwise hard-to-reach part of the internet - have disclosed that an attack on the network may have unmasked users for five months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28573625"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28573625</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project's director, Roger Dingledine.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2459667/security0/tor-hints-at-possible-u-s-government-involvement-in-recent-attack.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2459667/security0/tor-hints-at-possible-u-s-government-involvement-in-recent-attack.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551286/tor_hints_possible_u_government_involvement_recent_attack/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/551286/tor_hints_possible_u_government_involvement_recent_attack/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tor Sniffs Out Attacks Trying to Deanonymize Hidden Services Users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For a little more than six months, attackers were on the Tor network trying to deanonymize users who operate or use Tor hidden services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/tor-sniffs-out-attacks-trying-to-deanonymize-hidden-services-users/107514"><span>http://threatpost.com/tor-sniffs-out-attacks-trying-to-deanonymize-hidden-services-users/107514</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet of things - the next big challenge to our privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If there&rsquo;s a depressing slogan for the early era of the commercial internet, it&rsquo;s this: &ldquo;Privacy is dead &ndash; get over it.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/28/internet-of-things-privacy"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/28/internet-of-things-privacy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Data retention plan will cost consumers $100 a year, warns iinet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet service provider iinet has warned of significant costs and privacy concerns with a mandatory data retention regime that is currently being considered by the federal government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/data-plan-cost-consumers-100-a-year-iinet"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/data-plan-cost-consumers-100-a-year-iinet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Online piracy crackdown barks up the wrong tree</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Coalition&rsquo;s discussion paper on curbing online piracy, which is yet to see the light of day, is the latest example of how rhetoric continues to trump common sense in this ongoing debate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/29/technology/online-piracy-crackdown-barks-wrong-tree"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/29/technology/online-piracy-crackdown-barks-wrong-tree</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Mandatory data retention is a rort</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Federal Attorney-General George Brandis is actively considering a mandatory data retention scheme under which ISPs and telcos would be forced to keep information (metadata) about customers&rsquo; phone and online activities for up to two years, for access by law enforcement agencies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/29/technology/mandatory-data-retention-rort"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/29/technology/mandatory-data-retention-rort</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></p>
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David Goldstein | 21 Jul 05:36 2014

auDA Domain News - 21 July

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Five Things to Know About ICANN's 2015 Budget by Fadi Chehadé

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/five-things-to-know-about-icann-s-2015-budget>

 

Get Ready – Second Level .NZ Registrations Coming 30 September

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/21/second-level-nz-registrations-coming/>

 

How brands are preparing to avoid a ‘.fail’ in the expanded gTLD space

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=897adfea-bedf-439f-8321-fe3d4efbe43e>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Remarks by Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information - Internet Governance Forum USA 2014

Thank you, Marilyn, for your introduction. I also want to thank the multistakeholder group and ISOC DC for planning this event and, of course, George Washington University for hosting. I also want to recognize the NTIA interns that are here. Can you raise your hands? Many of you are aware of the lavish entertainment that law firms have historically provided to their summer clerks, but at NTIA we spare no expense to make sure our interns can attend IGF USA. I just wanted to recognize them here today and please introduce yourselves to them at the break.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2014/remarks-lawrence-e-strickling-assistant-secretary-commerce-communications-and-i>

 

Internet Governance 2.0.1.4: The Internet Balkanization Fragmentation by Sergio Alves Jr. Jr.

Abstract: The essay addresses some of the definitions and origins of the term "Internet Balkanization." Drawing upon U.S. constitutional law and interstate commerce regulations, it argues that the term also carries strong connotations on the realms of jurisdiction and commerce. The text adds examples of how this effect affects the businesses of creative companies that are exploring innovative markets in the United States, and suggests that the term "Internet Balkanization" should not be used in the context of international negotiations of Internet Governance.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2466222>

 

ICANN: judge and party in the same case

At the present time, the American government – and the NTIA in particular – is involved, in conjunction with IANA, with the management of IP addresses and domain names worldwide. A few months ago, the NTIA announced that it wanted to withdraw from this particular function and pass on its responsibilities to another party. Philip Du Bois posted this blogpost earlier about the ‘NTIA transition’ to another party. The discussion about its approach to the matter again strongly dominated proceedings at the most recent ICANN meeting in London. The issue clearly exposes a touchy point for ICANN.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/blog/icann-judge-and-party-same-case>

 

France Wants IGF Replaced by World Internet Council by Stéphane Van Gelder

Last week, the French Senate unveiled a proposal which, if enacted, would bring sweeping changes to the Internet Governance landscape. A Senate working group worked on the proposal for 6 months. Although it is not only focussed on IG, the report can be seen as a further indictment of ICANN, following French Secretary for the Digital Economy Axelle Lemaire's claim that the organisation is no longer the right place to discuss IG.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140716_france_wants_igf_replaced_by_world_internet_council/>

 

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Five Things to Know About ICANN's 2015 Budget by Fadi Chehadé

If you are wondering what the future holds for ICANN, you can see our best estimate in the draft FY 2015 ICANN Operating Plan and Budget. The 80-page document reflects weeks and weeks of planning and number-crunching to provide the clearest view of our future activities and initiatives.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/five-things-to-know-about-icann-s-2015-budget>

 

IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) to Heather Dryden

Request for an Increase in Membership of the ICG

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/icg-to-dryden-2014-07-18-en>

 

Los Angeles Fellowship Participants Selected

50 fellows from 38 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 51st Public Meeting in Los Angeles, 12-16 October 2014.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-18-en>

 

ICANN 51 Comes Into Focus

ICANN’s 51st public meeting in its hometown Los Angeles in October is coming into focus just as ICANN 50 in London recedes into the past. But the two meetings will share a number of issues in common.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/18/icann-51-comes-into-focus/>

 

Domain Registry Of America Suspended By ICANN

ICANN has suspended Domain Registry of America aka Brandon Gray Internet Services aka NameJuice. The registrar is forbidden from registering any new domain names or accepting any inbound transfers until 17 October 2014.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/19/domain-registry-america-suspended-icann/>

 

Brandon Gray aka Namejuice suspended by ICANN

An accused domain slammer with an international footprint has been temporarily suspended by ICANN, more than a decade after the first complaints about its operations.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/20/brandon_gray_aka_namejuice_suspended_by_icann/>

 

ICANN Releases New gTLD Contracting Statistics To 18 July

The following new gTLD contracting statistics are updated on a weekly basis and are for the week ending 18 July:

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/19/icann-gtld-contracting-statistics-18-july/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-new-gtld-contracting-statistics-18-july.html>

 

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Focus on the use of domain names in France

The July 2014 edition of the Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names, in conjunction with the National Library of France (BnF), reviews the use of domains. The Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names provides the key figures and trends related to the global domain name market.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8023/show/focus-on-the-use-of-domain-names-in-france.html>

 

Policy ushers in new era of choice in .nz domain names

The Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL) is pleased to announce that from 1pm, 30 September 2014 a significantly amended .nz policy will come into effect – ushering in a new era of choice in .nz domain names.

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-ushers-new-era-choice-nz-domain-names>

 

Get Ready – Second Level .NZ Registrations Coming 30 September

In a move that is likely to be welcomed by .nz registrants, New Zealand's Domain Name Commission has announced that as of 30 September 2014 second level registrations will become available, meaning domains such as name.nz can be registered.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22665>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/21/second-level-nz-registrations-coming/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/second-level-nz-registrations-coming.html>

 

New Zealand To Get Shorter Domains In September

The New Zealand domain name registry will be launching domain registrations directly under .nz at the end of September.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/21/new-zealand-get-shorter-domains-september/>

 

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How brands are preparing to avoid a ‘.fail’ in the expanded gTLD space

In May we speculated that the looming sunrise for the ‘.fail’ and ‘.wtf’ gTLDs, which are prime strings for the creation of gripe sites, would likely be the focus of defensive registrations for companies seeking to keep their brands. The sunrises for both close on Saturday July 26 so we thought we would take a look at whether brands were securing their names in the two TLDs, either for marketing purposes or to keep them out of the hands of others.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=897adfea-bedf-439f-8321-fe3d4efbe43e>

 

Highly Regulated Industries and New gTLDs: Beyond the Dot in NYC

Undeterred by a delayed train, Thomas O’Toole of Bloomberg BNA moderated a dynamic Beyond the Dot Roundtable discussion for highly regulated industries and new gTLDs at Guardian Life Insurance in New York City last week.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/14/highly-regulated-industries-and-new-gtlds-beyond-the-dot-in-nyc/>

 

Political Economy of Critical Internet Resources: South America vs. Amazon, Inc.: The Battle for Amazon by Patricia Adriana Vargas Leon & Andreas Kuehn

Abstract: This paper is an early attempt to analyze the controversy about the allocation of critical Internet resources, generated by ICANN’s new gTLD program. This paper presents the preliminary findings of the .AMAZON case, a contested prime example in ICANN’s effort to extend the Internet’s name space. The analysis covers the argumentations of the major stakeholders involved, Amazon, Inc. on one side, and the South American governments on the other, but also examines ICANN’s role as administrator of the TLD. However, at the core of this paper there is a dichotomy to analyze: 1) the right of a private entity to assert a brand that it has used for the last 19 years as a new gTLD, and 2) the public interest of the Latin American people to preserve a name that reinforces the preservation of the Amazon region, and which has been used for the last 500 years.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2462585>

 

.WINE and .VIN: The saga continues at ICANN

A revolution is bound to occur in the chain of e-commerce with the advent of new domain name extensions (new gTLDs). Generic extensions such as .search or .shop will have a lasting impact on the Internet. The .wine and .vin gTLDs are, of late, the subject of intense debate between the Internet community and European institutions.

<http://www.dreyfus.fr/en/la-toile-internet/wine-and-vin-the-saga-continues-at-icann/>

 

China breaking Latin alphabet's domain name monopoly [Xinhua]

Chinese-speaking Internet users are increasingly able to type the address of a website into a browser using Chinese characters rather than the Latin alphabet.

<http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0717/c202936-8757201.html>

 

Who's Who in the New Dot Brandscape - And Why Should You Care? by Jason Loyer

Let's go to the scoreboard. There are 1751 applications for new TLDs. Nearly 1/3 (635) are brands. The rest are generics (e.g. .Buzz) and geographies (e.g .NYC).

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140718_whos_who_in_the_new_dot_brandscape_and_why_should_you_care/>

 

Minds + Machines nixes Priority Reservation System after registrars complain

Minds + Machines has nixed its Priority Reservation System for new TLDs after registrars questioned aspects of the program.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/18/minds-machines-nixes-priority-reservation-system-after-registrars-complain/>

 

INTERVIEW: .Cricket – the new TLD for 2 billion fans

How do you calculate the market potential for a sports domain such as .CRICKET? Calculating the market potential for sports gTLDs is never easy and can be very subjective. One of the main reasons for this is that ‘passion’ is an integral part of the equation and, in sports, passion can far outweigh normal common or business sense.

<http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/07/cricket-the-new-top-level-domain-for-2-bn-fans/>

 

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A New Age in Cyber Security: Public Cyberhealth

The cleanup aimed at disrupting GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker offers an instructive template for managing mass cyber infections.

<http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/a-new-age-in-cyber-security-public-cyberhealth-/a/d-id/1297360>

 

Website Hacks Dropped During World Cup Final

Hackers apparently took time off to watch the Germany-Argentina title match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

<http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/website-hacks-dropped-during-world-cup-final/d/d-id/1297370>

 

Large Volume DDoS Attacks See Exceptional Growth in First Half of 2014: Arbor Networks

Large volume DDoS attacks increased by almost 350 percent from 2013 to the first half of 2014, according to Arbor Networks’ DDoS Attack Trends Q2 2014 report. While average attack size and NTP use decreased compared to Q1, attack duration increased, and Arbor emphasizes that volume was the main theme in DDoS attacks for the first half of the year.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/large-volume-ddos-attacks-see-exceptional-growth-first-half-2014-arbor-networks>

 

Kiwi business boost as WatchGuard’s IT security rules the roost

“If IT is difficult then you’re doing it wrong,” says Dave Wilson, Business Development Manager at iT360, an outsourced IT department service in New Zealand.

<http://techday.com/it-brief/news/kiwi-business-boost-as-watchguards-it-security-rules-the-roost/186250/>

 

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Bald Assertions And .EMAIL Yoyos

If you’re planning a mid- or end-of-summer vacation, you may have visited the website of a hotel, perhaps even the hotel that filed the complaint in this week’s decision – Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/14/bald-assertions-and-email-yoyos/>

 

Group-IB disrupts phishing in the .RU and .РФ domains

The Anti-Phishing Working Group has reported a decline in phishing attacks in Russia in the first quarter of 2014. The share of fraudulent IP-addresses located in Russia has fallen to 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014, compared to 15.3 percent in the same quarter of 2013.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5874>

 

Solarmovie Domain Gets Stolen by Mysterious Hacker

Solarmovie, one of the largest video streaming indexes in the Internet, lost control of its domain name yesterday. A mysterious 'hacker' managed to access the name.com registrar and transferred the domain name elsewhere.

<http://torrentfreak.com/solarmovie-domain-stolen-mysterious-hacker-140717/>

 

Domain name owner loses UDRP, sues, gets $7,500

In April I wrote about how the owner of My-Art.com filed its second UDRP against the domain name MyArt.com and won.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/17/domain-name-owner-loses-udrp-sues-gets-7500/>

 

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Moniker enables bulk transfer auth codes

It’s been a frustrating six weeks for Moniker customers. After a disastrous switch to a completely new registrar platform, many customers wanted to move their domain names to another registrar.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/17/moniker-enabls-bulk-transfer-auth-codes/>

 

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Irish Web Host Blacknight Launches IPv6-Enabled Shared Hosting Platform

Irish web hosting provider Blacknight announced on Thursday that its new IPv6-enabled shared hosting platform is now available out of its Carlow data center.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/irish-web-host-blacknight-launches-ipv6-enabled-shared-hosting-platform>

 

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Chart Topping Seven-Figure Sale at Sedo Closes First Half of 2014 on a High Note

OK, we've got some catching up to do! As regular readers know I've been away the past two weeks while my wife Diana and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in Europe. In this report and the next one coming out Wednesday evening (July 16) I will be bringing you completely up to date on sales reported since my last column June 18.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140716.htm>

 

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Study: Kids on screen-time diet lost weight, performed better in school [Scientific American]

Parents are in a much more powerful position than they realize. A new study of over 1300 3rd to 5th graders found that parental monitoring of children’s media has ripple effects that extend across several different areas of children’s lives out into the future.  For this study, my colleagues and I talked to children, their parents, their teachers, and even their school nurses, once at the beginning and once at the end of a school year. e asked parents whether they set limits on the amount of screen time their children were allowed to have each day, and also on the content of media their children were allowed access to. As one might expect, setting limits on the amount and content of children’s media is generally effective at reducing time on TV and video games and at reducing violent media exposure.

<http://www.salon.com/2014/07/19/study_kids_on_screen_time_diet_lost_weight_performed_better_in_school_partner/>

 

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Shakira becomes most liked celebrity on Facebook

Shakira has become the first person to attract more than 100 million fans on Facebook, becoming the most "liked" celebrity on the social network in the process.

<http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/20/shakira-most-likes-facebook>

 

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It’s not just David Byrne and Radiohead: Spotify, Pandora and how streaming music kills jazz and classical

After years in which tech-company hype has drowned out most other voices, the frustration of musicians with the digital music world has begun to get a hearing. We know now that many rockers don’t like it. Less discussed so far is the trouble jazz and classical musicians — and their fans — have with music streaming, which is being hailed as the “savior” of the music business.

<http://www.salon.com/2014/07/20/its_not_just_david_byrne_and_radiohead_spotify_pandora_and_how_streaming_music_kills_jazz_and_classical/>

 

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Mass surveillance 'dangerous habit', says UN rights body

Too many governments are "rubber-stamping" mass surveillance programmes, the UN human rights watchdog warns.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28367982>

 

Dangerous practice of digital mass surveillance must be subject to independent checks and balances - Pillay [news release]

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned Wednesday that studies by her office and others have revealed a “disturbing” lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices, “including de facto coercion of private sector companies to provide sweeping access to information and data relating to private individuals without the latter’s knowledge or consent.”

<http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=14875&LangID=E>

 

Intelligence services 'creating vast databases' of intercepted emails

The intelligence services are constructing "vast databases" out of accumulated interceptions of emails, a tribunal investigating mass surveillance of the internet has been told.

<http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/18/intelligence-services-email-database-internet-tribunal>

 

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TPP risks a weaker global trading system, says ex-WTO head

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a step backwards to the days before the World Trade Organisation when the the US and Europe controlled the global trading system to the detriment of developing economies, says a former director-general of the WTO, Supachai Panitchpakdi of Thailand.

<http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/tpp-risks-weaker-global-trading-system-says-ex-wto-head-bd-159501>

 

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Google's Quarterly Results Show Its Continuing Struggle With Mobile Advertising

In the court of Internet advertising, sometimes it’s hard to be the king. Long the reigning champion of online search advertising, Google faces a persistent headache: Consumers are increasingly moving from desktop computers to smartphones and tablets, where the desktop advertising formats of old are not as alluring because of the screen-size restrictions of mobile. And as mobile ads increasingly become a larger part of its business, Google is less able to charge the same premiums that it has for its lucrative desktop ad business.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/technology/googles-earnings-show-its-struggle-with-mobile-ads.html>

 

ITU, UN Women announce new global awards for outstanding work in technology for gender equality

ITU and UN Women are partnering to launch a new global technology award that recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality.

<http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/41.aspx>

 

nz: Event Wrap: NetHui 2014

APNIC staff participated in NetHui 2014 from 9 to 11 July 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. This annual event, hosted by InternetNZ, comprises community-led discussion sessions on a range of Internet issues with participation from all major Internet stakeholder groups – business, technical, government, academic and civil society.  The theme for this year's NetHui was "The next 25 years of the Internet".

<http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-nethui-2014>

 

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David Goldstein

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

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Five Things to Know About ICANN's 2015 Budget by Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/five-things-to-know-about-icann-s-2015-budget"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/five-things-to-know-about-icann-s-2015-budget</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Get Ready &ndash; Second Level .NZ Registrations Coming 30 September<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/21/second-level-nz-registrations-coming/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/21/second-level-nz-registrations-coming/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How brands are preparing to avoid a &lsquo;.fail&rsquo; in the expanded gTLD space<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=897adfea-bedf-439f-8321-fe3d4efbe43e"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=897adfea-bedf-439f-8321-fe3d4efbe43e</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Remarks by Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information - Internet Governance Forum USA 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thank you, Marilyn, for your introduction. I also want to thank the multistakeholder group and ISOC DC for planning this event and, of course, George Washington University for hosting.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">I also want to recognize the NTIA interns that are here. Can you raise your hands?</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Many of you are aware of the lavish entertainment that law firms have historically provided to their summer clerks, but at NTIA we spare no expense to make sure our interns can attend IGF USA.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">I just wanted to recognize them here today and please introduce yourselves to them at the break.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2014/remarks-lawrence-e-strickling-assistant-secretary-commerce-communications-and-i"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2014/remarks-lawrence-e-strickling-assistant-secretary-commerce-communications-and-i</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Governance 2.0.1.4: The Internet Balkanization Fragmentation by Sergio Alves Jr. Jr.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract: The essay addresses some of the definitions and origins of the term "Internet Balkanization." Drawing upon U.S. constitutional law and interstate commerce regulations, it argues that the term also carries strong connotations on the realms of jurisdiction and commerce. The text adds examples of how this effect affects the businesses of creative companies that are exploring innovative markets in the United States, and suggests that the term "Internet Balkanization" should not be used in the context of international negotiations of Internet Governance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2466222"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2466222</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN: judge and party in the same case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the present time, the American government &ndash; and the NTIA in particular &ndash; is involved, in conjunction with IANA, with the management of IP addresses and domain names worldwide. A few months ago, the NTIA announced that it wanted to withdraw from this particular function and pass on its responsibilities to another party. Philip Du Bois posted this blogpost earlier about the &lsquo;NTIA transition&rsquo; to another party. The discussion about its approach to the matter again strongly dominated proceedings at the most recent ICANN meeting in London. The issue clearly exposes a touchy point for ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/blog/icann-judge-and-party-same-case"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/blog/icann-judge-and-party-same-case</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">France Wants IGF Replaced by World Internet Council by St&eacute;phane Van Gelder</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week, the French Senate unveiled a proposal which, if enacted, would bring sweeping changes to the Internet Governance landscape. A Senate working group worked on the proposal for 6 months. Although it is not only focussed on IG, the report can be seen as a further indictment of ICANN, following French Secretary for the Digital Economy Axelle Lemaire's claim that the organisation is no longer the right place to discuss IG.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140716_france_wants_igf_replaced_by_world_internet_council/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140716_france_wants_igf_replaced_by_world_internet_council/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Five Things to Know About ICANN's 2015 Budget by Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you are wondering what the future holds for ICANN, you can see our best estimate in the draft FY 2015 ICANN Operating Plan and Budget. The 80-page document reflects weeks and weeks of planning and number-crunching to provide the clearest view of our future activities and initiatives.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/five-things-to-know-about-icann-s-2015-budget"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/five-things-to-know-about-icann-s-2015-budget</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) to Heather Dryden</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Request for an Increase in Membership of the ICG<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/icg-to-dryden-2014-07-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/icg-to-dryden-2014-07-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Los Angeles Fellowship Participants Selected<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">50 fellows from 38 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 51st Public Meeting in Los Angeles, 12-16 October 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN 51 Comes Into Focus<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s 51st public meeting in its hometown Los Angeles in October is coming into focus just as ICANN 50 in London recedes into the past. But the two meetings will share a number of issues in common.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/18/icann-51-comes-into-focus/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/18/icann-51-comes-into-focus/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Registry Of America Suspended By ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has suspended Domain Registry of America aka Brandon Gray Internet Services aka NameJuice. The registrar is forbidden from registering any new domain names or accepting any inbound transfers until 17 October 2014. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/19/domain-registry-america-suspended-icann/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/19/domain-registry-america-suspended-icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brandon Gray aka Namejuice suspended by ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An accused domain slammer with an international footprint has been temporarily suspended by ICANN, more than a decade after the first complaints about its operations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/20/brandon_gray_aka_namejuice_suspended_by_icann/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/20/brandon_gray_aka_namejuice_suspended_by_icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Releases New gTLD Contracting Statistics To 18 July<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The following new gTLD contracting statistics are updated on a weekly basis and are for the week ending 18 July:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/19/icann-gtld-contracting-statistics-18-july/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/19/icann-gtld-contracting-statistics-18-july/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/icann-new-gtld-contracting-statistics-18-july.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/icann-new-gtld-contracting-statistics-18-july.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Focus on the use of domain names in France<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The July 2014 edition of the Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names, in conjunction with the National Library of France (BnF), reviews the use of domains. The Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names provides the key figures and trends related to the global domain name market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8023/show/focus-on-the-use-of-domain-names-in-france.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8023/show/focus-on-the-use-of-domain-names-in-france.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Policy ushers in new era of choice in .nz domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL) is pleased to announce that from 1pm, 30 September 2014 a significantly amended .nz policy will come into effect &ndash; ushering in a new era of choice in .nz domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-ushers-new-era-choice-nz-domain-names"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-ushers-new-era-choice-nz-domain-names</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Get Ready &ndash; Second Level .NZ Registrations Coming 30 September<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a move that is likely to be welcomed by .nz registrants, New Zealand's Domain Name Commission has announced that as of 30 September 2014 second level registrations will become available, meaning domains such as name.nz can be registered.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22665"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22665</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/21/second-level-nz-registrations-coming/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/21/second-level-nz-registrations-coming/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/second-level-nz-registrations-coming.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/second-level-nz-registrations-coming.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand To Get Shorter Domains In September<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The New Zealand domain name registry will be launching domain registrations directly under .nz at the end of September.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/21/new-zealand-get-shorter-domains-september/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/21/new-zealand-get-shorter-domains-september/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How brands are preparing to avoid a &lsquo;.fail&rsquo; in the expanded gTLD space<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In May we speculated that the looming sunrise for the &lsquo;.fail&rsquo; and &lsquo;.wtf&rsquo; gTLDs, which are prime strings for the creation of gripe sites, would likely be the focus of defensive registrations for companies seeking to keep their brands. The sunrises for both close on Saturday July 26 so we thought we would take a look at whether brands were securing their names in the two TLDs, either for marketing purposes or to keep them out of the hands of others.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=897adfea-bedf-439f-8321-fe3d4efbe43e"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=897adfea-bedf-439f-8321-fe3d4efbe43e</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Highly Regulated Industries and New gTLDs: Beyond the Dot in NYC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Undeterred by a delayed train, Thomas O&rsquo;Toole of Bloomberg BNA moderated a dynamic Beyond the Dot Roundtable discussion for highly regulated industries and new gTLDs at Guardian Life Insurance in New York City last week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/14/highly-regulated-industries-and-new-gtlds-beyond-the-dot-in-nyc/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/14/highly-regulated-industries-and-new-gtlds-beyond-the-dot-in-nyc/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Political Economy of Critical Internet Resources: South America vs. Amazon, Inc.: The Battle for Amazon by Patricia Adriana Vargas Leon &amp; Andreas Kuehn<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract: This paper is an early attempt to analyze the controversy about the allocation of critical Internet resources, generated by ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD program. This paper presents the preliminary findings of the .AMAZON case, a contested prime example in ICANN&rsquo;s effort to extend the Internet&rsquo;s name space. The analysis covers the argumentations of the major stakeholders involved, Amazon, Inc. on one side, and the South American governments on the other, but also examines ICANN&rsquo;s role as administrator of the TLD. However, at the core of this paper there is a dichotomy to analyze: 1) the right of a private entity to assert a brand that it has used for the last 19 years as a new gTLD, and 2) the public interest of the Latin American people to preserve a name that reinforces the preservation of the Amazon region, and which has been used for the last 500 years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2462585"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2462585</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.WINE and .VIN: The saga continues at ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A revolution is bound to occur in the chain of e-commerce with the advent of new domain name extensions (new gTLDs). Generic extensions such as .search or .shop will have a lasting impact on the Internet. The .wine and .vin gTLDs are, of late, the subject of intense debate between the Internet community and European institutions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dreyfus.fr/en/la-toile-internet/wine-and-vin-the-saga-continues-at-icann/"><span>http://www.dreyfus.fr/en/la-toile-internet/wine-and-vin-the-saga-continues-at-icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">China breaking Latin alphabet's domain name monopoly [Xinhua]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chinese-speaking Internet users are increasingly able to type the address of a website into a browser using Chinese characters rather than the Latin alphabet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0717/c202936-8757201.html"><span>http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0717/c202936-8757201.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Who's Who in the New Dot Brandscape - And Why Should You Care? by Jason Loyer<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Let's go to the scoreboard. There are 1751 applications for new TLDs. Nearly 1/3 (635) are brands. The rest are generics (e.g. .Buzz) and geographies (e.g .NYC). <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140718_whos_who_in_the_new_dot_brandscape_and_why_should_you_care/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140718_whos_who_in_the_new_dot_brandscape_and_why_should_you_care/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines nixes Priority Reservation System after registrars complain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines has nixed its Priority Reservation System for new TLDs after registrars questioned aspects of the program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/18/minds-machines-nixes-priority-reservation-system-after-registrars-complain/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/18/minds-machines-nixes-priority-reservation-system-after-registrars-complain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERVIEW: .Cricket &ndash; the new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> for 2 billion fans</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How do you calculate the market potential for a sports domain such as .CRICKET?</span><span> C</span><span lang="EN">alculating the market potential for sports gTLDs is never easy and can be very subjective. One of the main reasons for this is that &lsquo;passion&rsquo; is an integral part of the equation and, in sports, passion can far outweigh normal common or business sense.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/07/cricket-the-new-top-level-domain-for-2-bn-fans/"><span>http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/07/cricket-the-new-top-level-domain-for-2-bn-fans/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A New Age in Cyber Security: Public Cyberhealth</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The cleanup aimed at disrupting GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker offers an instructive template for managing mass cyber infections.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/a-new-age-in-cyber-security-public-cyberhealth-/a/d-id/1297360"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/a-new-age-in-cyber-security-public-cyberhealth-/a/d-id/1297360</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Website Hacks Dropped During World Cup Final<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers apparently took time off to watch the Germany-Argentina title match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/website-hacks-dropped-during-world-cup-final/d/d-id/1297370"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/website-hacks-dropped-during-world-cup-final/d/d-id/1297370</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Large Volume DDoS Attacks See Exceptional Growth in First Half of 2014: Arbor Networks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Large volume DDoS attacks increased by almost 350 percent from 2013 to the first half of 2014, according to Arbor Networks&rsquo; DDoS Attack Trends Q2 2014 report. While average attack size and NTP use decreased compared to Q1, attack duration increased, and Arbor emphasizes that volume was the main theme in DDoS attacks for the first half of the year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/large-volume-ddos-attacks-see-exceptional-growth-first-half-2014-arbor-networks"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/large-volume-ddos-attacks-see-exceptional-growth-first-half-2014-arbor-networks</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kiwi business boost as WatchGuard&rsquo;s IT security rules the roost<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;If IT is difficult then you&rsquo;re doing it wrong,&rdquo; says Dave Wilson, Business Development Manager at iT360, an outsourced IT department service in New Zealand.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techday.com/it-brief/news/kiwi-business-boost-as-watchguards-it-security-rules-the-roost/186250/"><span>http://techday.com/it-brief/news/kiwi-business-boost-as-watchguards-it-security-rules-the-roost/186250/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bald Assertions And .EMAIL Yoyos<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you&rsquo;re planning a mid- or end-of-summer vacation, you may have visited the website of a hotel, perhaps even the hotel that filed the complaint in this week&rsquo;s decision &ndash; Sheraton Hotels &amp; Resorts Worldwide Inc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/14/bald-assertions-and-email-yoyos/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/07/14/bald-assertions-and-email-yoyos/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Group-IB disrupts phishing in the .RU and .</span><span lang="RU">&#1056;&#1060; domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="RU">The Anti-Phishing Working Group has reported a decline in phishing attacks in Russia in the first quarter of 2014. The share of fraudulent IP-addresses located in Russia has fallen to 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014, compared to 15.3 percent in the same quarter of 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5874"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5874</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Solarmovie Domain Gets Stolen by Mysterious Hacker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Solarmovie, one of the largest video streaming indexes in the Internet, lost control of its domain name yesterday. A mysterious 'hacker' managed to access the name.com registrar and transferred the domain name elsewhere.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/solarmovie-domain-stolen-mysterious-hacker-140717/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/solarmovie-domain-stolen-mysterious-hacker-140717/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name owner loses UDRP, sues, gets $7,500<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In April I wrote about how the owner of My-Art.com filed its second UDRP against the domain name MyArt.com and won.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/17/domain-name-owner-loses-udrp-sues-gets-7500/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/17/domain-name-owner-loses-udrp-sues-gets-7500/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moniker enables bulk transfer auth codes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s been a frustrating six weeks for Moniker customers. After a disastrous switch to a completely new registrar platform, many customers wanted to move their domain names to another registrar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/17/moniker-enabls-bulk-transfer-auth-codes/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/17/moniker-enabls-bulk-transfer-auth-codes/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Irish Web Host Blacknight Launches IPv6-Enabled Shared Hosting Platform<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Irish web hosting provider Blacknight announced on Thursday that its new IPv6-enabled shared hosting platform is now available out of its Carlow data center.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/irish-web-host-blacknight-launches-ipv6-enabled-shared-hosting-platform"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/irish-web-host-blacknight-launches-ipv6-enabled-shared-hosting-platform</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chart Topping Seven-Figure Sale at Sedo Closes First Half of 2014 on a High Note <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">OK, we've got some catching up to do! As regular readers know I've been away the past two weeks while my wife Diana and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in Europe. In this report and the next one coming out Wednesday evening (July 16) I will be bringing you completely up to date on sales reported since my last column June 18.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140716.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140716.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Study: Kids on screen-time diet lost weight, performed better in school [Scientific American]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Parents are in a much more powerful position than they realize. A new study of over 1300 3rd to 5th graders found that parental monitoring of children&rsquo;s media has ripple effects that extend across several different areas of children&rsquo;s lives out into the future.&nbsp; For this study, my colleagues and I talked to children, their parents, their teachers, and even their school nurses, once at the beginning and once at the end of a school year. e asked parents whether they set limits on the amount of screen time their children were allowed to have each day, and also on the content of media their children were allowed access to. As one might expect, setting limits on the amount and content of children&rsquo;s media is generally effective at reducing time on TV and video games and at reducing violent media exposure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/07/19/study_kids_on_screen_time_diet_lost_weight_performed_better_in_school_partner/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/07/19/study_kids_on_screen_time_diet_lost_weight_performed_better_in_school_partner/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shakira becomes most liked celebrity on Facebook<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shakira has become the first person to attract more than 100 million fans on Facebook, becoming the most "liked" celebrity on the social network in the process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/20/shakira-most-likes-facebook"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/20/shakira-most-likes-facebook</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s not just David Byrne and Radiohead: Spotify, Pandora and how streaming music kills jazz and classical<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After years in which tech-company hype has drowned out most other voices, the frustration of musicians with the digital music world has begun to get a hearing. We know now that many rockers don&rsquo;t like it. Less discussed so far is the trouble jazz and classical musicians &mdash; and their fans &mdash; have with music streaming, which is being hailed as the &ldquo;savior&rdquo; of the music business.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/07/20/its_not_just_david_byrne_and_radiohead_spotify_pandora_and_how_streaming_music_kills_jazz_and_classical/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/07/20/its_not_just_david_byrne_and_radiohead_spotify_pandora_and_how_streaming_music_kills_jazz_and_classical/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mass surveillance 'dangerous habit', says UN rights body<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Too many governments are "rubber-stamping" mass surveillance programmes, the UN human rights watchdog warns.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28367982"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28367982</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dangerous practice of digital mass surveillance must be subject to independent checks and balances - Pillay [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned Wednesday that studies by her office and others have revealed a &ldquo;disturbing&rdquo; lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices, &ldquo;including de facto coercion of private sector companies to provide sweeping access to information and data relating to private individuals without the latter&rsquo;s knowledge or consent.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=14875&amp;LangID=E"><span>http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=14875&amp;LangID=E</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Intelligence services 'creating vast databases' of intercepted emails<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The intelligence services are constructing "vast databases" out of accumulated interceptions of emails, a tribunal investigating mass surveillance of the internet has been told.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/18/intelligence-services-email-database-internet-tribunal"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/18/intelligence-services-email-database-internet-tribunal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TPP risks a weaker global trading system, says ex-WTO head<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a step backwards to the days before the World Trade Organisation when the the US and Europe controlled the global trading system to the detriment of developing economies, says a former director-general of the WTO, Supachai Panitchpakdi of Thailand.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/tpp-risks-weaker-global-trading-system-says-ex-wto-head-bd-159501"><span>http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/tpp-risks-weaker-global-trading-system-says-ex-wto-head-bd-159501</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google's Quarterly Results Show Its Continuing Struggle With Mobile Advertising<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the court of Internet advertising, sometimes it&rsquo;s hard to be the king. Long the reigning champion of online search advertising, Google faces a persistent headache: Consumers are increasingly moving from desktop computers to smartphones and tablets, where the desktop advertising formats of old are not as alluring because of the screen-size restrictions of mobile. And as mobile ads increasingly become a larger part of its business, Google is less able to charge the same premiums that it has for its lucrative desktop ad business.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/technology/googles-earnings-show-its-struggle-with-mobile-ads.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/technology/googles-earnings-show-its-struggle-with-mobile-ads.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ITU, UN Women announce new global awards for outstanding work in technology for gender equality</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ITU and UN Women are partnering to launch a new global technology award that recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/41.aspx"><span>http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/41.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Event Wrap: NetHui 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">APNIC staff participated in NetHui 2014 from 9 to 11 July 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. This annual event, hosted by InternetNZ, comprises community-led discussion sessions on a range of Internet issues with participation from all major Internet stakeholder groups &ndash; business, technical, government, academic and civil society.&nbsp; The theme for this year's NetHui was "The next 25 years of the Internet".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-nethui-2014"><span>http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-nethui-2014</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<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 10 Jul 11:00 2014

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A truly global internet must be affordable in all countries by Mark Zuckerberg

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-on-a-future-where-the-internet-is-available-to-all-1404762276?KEYWORDS=zuckerberg>

 

Australians to help manage DNS transfer from NTIA

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549342/australians_help_manage_dns_transfer_from_ntia/>

 

ICANN Packing Its Bags And Heading To Marrakech In February

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/10/icann-heading-to-marrakech/>

 

Microsoft Aims for Cybercrime, Hits Regular Internet Users

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/09/microsoft-aims-for-cybercrime-hits-regular-internet-usersuto-draft/?mod=ST1>

 

Microsoft settles with No-IP in botnet hunt, after seizing its domains [IDG]

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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A truly global internet must be affordable in all countries by Mark Zuckerberg

There have been moments in history where the invention of new technology has completely rewired the way our society lives and works.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-on-a-future-where-the-internet-is-available-to-all-1404762276?KEYWORDS=zuckerberg>

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/a-truly-global-internet-must-be-affordable-in-all-countries/story-fnay3ubk-1226983346424>

 

Outcome of UK IGF 2014 As I Saw It by Mwendwa Kivuva

The UK IGF was held on 1st July 2014 at St. Ermin's hotel, London, England. The Nominet Chair Baroness Rennie Fritchie gave the sponsor's welcoming remarks. She said "The IGF provides an opportunity for discussion, dialogue, divergent views, and encourages people to speak-up". The event had about 50 participants. The Minister for Culture, Communication and the Creative Industries Hon. Ed Vaizey, MP gave his keynote speech and fielded questions from participants.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140706_outcome_of_uk_igf_2014_as_i_saw_it/>

 

Rosabeth Moss Kanter on How Corporations of the Future Will Behave: The Harvard Business School Professor Says Companies Will Converge on a Few Universal Standards and Norms [subscription]

Be prepared for a future in which the concept of a corporation—how it's structured, how it's governed—will vary widely. But the conduct of corporations will converge on a few universal standards and norms. ... While inevitable battles will rage, for example, over which government sets food-safety standards, or agrees to a global environmental-protection treaty, many large companies will engineer a quiet convergence of standards that will gradually affect every business. Cemex, for example, the global cement company with headquarters in Mexico, decided after its first entry into Spain to be "one Cemex" and to operate by a single set of standards everywhere, enabling dramatic growth through acquisitions in the U.S., Egypt, Europe and Australia. When Shinhan Financial Group in South Korea sought listing on the New York Stock Exchange soon after a merger, it was seeking legitimacy, not just capital, by showing compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, which it considered the world's highest standard. Internet governance will be globalized, as will continuing efforts at interoperability among mobile-telecom operators.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/rosabeth-moss-kanter-on-how-corporations-of-the-future-will-behave-1404763051?tesla=y&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304081804579560272656639160.html>

 

Australians to help manage DNS transfer from NTIA

Two Australians will serve on the group overseeing the process that will result in an end to the US government's role in overseeing the DNS.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549342/australians_help_manage_dns_transfer_from_ntia/>

 

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Middle East Strategy - One Year Later

When the Middle East Strategy was developed and agreed-upon, the Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) decided to execute the outcomes of this document over phases as annual implementation plans. While July 1, 2013 was the starting date for the year 1 implementation plan, July 1, 2014 marked the beginning of the execution for the year 2 implementation plan.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/middle-east-strategy-one-year-later>

 

John Frankenheimer, Partner and Chairman Emeritus| Loeb & Loeb LLP, to Steve Crocker and Fadi Chehadé

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/frankenheimer-to-crocker-chehade-2014-07-03-en>

 

John M. Genga, Attorney | The IP and Technology Legal Group, P.C., to the Economist Intelligence Unit and CPE Panel

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/genga-to-eiu-cpe-panel-2014-07-02-en>

 

Ger Hatton, Director General | ICMP, to ICANN

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hatton-to-icann-2014-07-02-en>

 

Constantine Roussos, Founder | DotMusic Limited, to Steve Crocker, Fadi Chehadé, Susana Bennett, Akram Attallah, Christine Willett, Cherine Chalaby, Heather Dryden, Cyrus Namazi, Chris LaHatte and John Jeffrey

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/roussos-to-crocker-et-al-2014-07-01-en>

 

John W. Styll, President and COO| .music LLC, to Christine Willett

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/styll-to-willett-2014-06-27-en>

 

ICANN Packing Its Bags And Heading To Marrakech In February

The ICANN Board has approved Marrakech, Morocco, as the venue for the 52nd public ICANN meeting to be held from 8 to 12 February, 2015.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/10/icann-heading-to-marrakech/>

 

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Cast your nominations for the .eu Web Awards now!

The .eu Awards is an online competition launched with the objective to distinguish and award .eu websites that are leaders in five particular categories.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/cast-your-nominations-eu-web-awards-now>

 

eu: Website Usage Trends Among TLDs

EURid and Leuven Statistics Research Centre have released the results of a study investigating websites under most popular top-level domains. The report focuses on three questions:

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140708_website_usage_trends_among_top_level_domains/>

 

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Problems With GTLD Community Objection Process [registration]

If the rollout of many new gTLDs since the beginning of 2014 has been smooth on the face of it, the jockeying behind the scenes for ownership of certain strings has been anything but.

<http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/542740/problems-with-gtld-community-objection-process>

 

Investing in new TLDs? Hope for modest, not great, success of program.

Early investors in new TLDs might get a better return if new TLDs as a whole are a mediocre success instead of a home run.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/investing-in-new-tlds/>

 

Can dotHIV Turn ICANN's Domain Name Boondoggle Into an Opportunity to Do Good?

“You are creating a business, like derivatives on Wall Street, that has no value,” Esther Dyson, the founding chairwoman of ICANN once said about ICANN's project to create hundreds of new gTLDs.

<http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/07/07/dothiv_can_the_new_hiv_domain_turn_icann_s_boondoggle_into_an_opportunity.html>

 

This week in new TLDs: .Pub, .Christmas and more

You know what amazes me? One of the .brand TLDs to “go live” this week, .中信 and .citic, has a better information page than some of the other new TLDs launching.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/07/dot-christmas-dot-pub/>

 

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Chinese cyberspies have hacked Middle East experts at major U.S. think tanks

Middle East experts at major U.S. think tanks were hacked by Chinese cyberspies in recent weeks as events in Iraq began to escalate, according to a cybersecurity firm that works with the institutions.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/07/chinese-cyberspies-have-hacked-middle-east-experts-at-major-u-s-think-tanks/?tid=hpModule_79c38dfc-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394>

 

us: Senate intelligence panel advances cybersecurity bill

The Senate Intelligence Committee advanced a cybersecurity bill Tuesday that would grant legal immunity for companies to share computer threat data with the government.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/08/senate-intelligence-panel-advances-cybersecurity-bill/>

 

Microsoft Aims for Cybercrime, Hits Regular Internet Users

Microsoft settled a suit it filed against a small Internet company, acknowledging that its actions to take down a cybercrime ring last month wound up knocking regular Internet users offline.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/09/microsoft-aims-for-cybercrime-hits-regular-internet-usersuto-draft/?mod=ST1>

 

Microsoft drops case that severed DNS hosting for millions of No-IP nodes

Microsoft has formally settled legal differences with No-IP, the dynamic domain name host that was kneecapped by a botnet takedown that recently knocked out service to millions of legitimate hostnames.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/microsoft-drops-case-that-severed-dns-hosting-for-millions-of-no-ip-users/>

 

All Seized Domains Returned to No-IP

Less than a week after Microsoft seized nearly two dozen domains owned by a small hosting provider as part of a takedown of a malware operation, all of those domains are back in the control of the provider, No-IP.

<http://threatpost.com/all-seized-domains-returned-to-no-ip/107028>

 

Microsoft Returns Domain Names to No-IP After Taking Down Dynamic DNS Service Users

After a failed attempt to eradicate malicious users of dynamic DNS service provider No-IP that without also taking down legitimate users, Microsoft has returned domains it seized from No-IP last week.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/microsoft-returns-domain-names-ip-taking-dynamic-dns-service-users>

 

Microsoft settles with No-IP in botnet hunt, after seizing its domains [IDG]

Microsoft has reached a settlement with domain provider No-IP to disable some of its domains, after taking control of part of its network to shut down a botnet.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/>

 

Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Botnet Takedowns by Suresh Ramasubramanian

The background is of course quite interesting, given how soon it has followed Microsoft's seizure of several domains belonging to Dynamic DNS provider no-ip.com for alleged complicity in hosting trojan RAT gangs, a couple of days after which the domains were subsequently returned -- without public comment -- to Vitalwerks, the operator of No-IP. This is by no means a new tactic for Microsoft, who has carried out successful seizures of various domains over the past two or three years.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140709_senate_judiciary_committee_hearing_on_botnet_takedowns/>

 

Deutsche Telekom Touts New Data Center as ‘Fort Knox’ for German Data

T-Systems, the IT services arm of Deutsche Telekom AG, has opened a large data center in Biere, Germany, pitching it as a facility for customers concerned with keeping their data within the country’s borders.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/deutsche-telekom-touts-new-data-center-fort-knox-german-data>

 

In Fog Of Cyberwar, US Tech Is Caught In Crossfire

Distrust of the US intelligence community is eroding consumer confidence and hampering US technology firms on the global stage at a time when the sector should be showing unprecedented growth.

<http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/in-fog-of-cyberwar-us-tech-is-caught-in-crossfire/a/d-id/1279214>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Has the URS Fallen Into Disfavor, or Have Cybersquatters Identified Valuable Domains?

Michael Berkens at The Domains highlights some interesting data about many trademark owners' election of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) instead of the quicker, cheaper Uniform Rapid Suspension Service (URS) in Have Trademark Owners Given Up on the URS? Apparently, 15 of the last 17 domain name arbitrations in the new TLDs have been filed as UDRP proceedings.

<http://www.bna.com/urs-fallen-disfavor-b17179891893/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Bitcoins.com gives Heritage Auctions the press it has been looking for

One of the things Heritage Auctions is trying to do with domain name auctions is bring domain investing to the mainstream.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/bitcoins-com-gives-heritage-auctions-the-press-it-has-been-looking-for/>

 

.XXX sells more premiums and offers free domain names through partnership

.XXX continues to sell premium domain names for prices that new TLD operators would love to obtain.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/xxx-premiums-domain-names/>

 

ModelCentro Teams Up with ICM to Offer Models Free .XXX Domains

ModelCentro, a hosted pay site CMS for creating and running fan membership sites, has teamed up with ICM to offer Models.xxx. Verified models using the ModelCentro platform are able to register one .XXX domain free of charge.

<http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=50>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: Parents warned to protect children from predators

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications says online grooming of children is a concern, but there are things that can be done to reduce the risk.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-07/parents-warned-to-protect-children-from-predators/5576176>

 

au: Children's E-Safety Commissioner by the end of the year

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications says the government will introduce legislation by the end of the year, as it attempts to protect children from cyber bullying.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/children27s-e-safety-commissioner-by-the-end-of-the-year/5586692>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Bell Labs celebrates net speed record over copper lines

A team of researchers has announced it has transmitted data over traditional copper telephone lines at a record speed of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps).

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28233982>

 

Choice lauds NZ ISP's anti-geo-blocking service

Australian consumer advocacy group Choice has welcomed an announcement by New Zealand Internet service provider Slingshot of a service that makes it easier to access overseas streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and BBC iPlayer.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549337/choice_lauds_nz_isp_anti-geo-blocking_service/>

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A truly global internet must be affordable in all countries by Mark Zuckerberg</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-on-a-future-where-the-internet-is-available-to-all-1404762276?KEYWORDS=zuckerberg"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-on-a-future-where-the-internet-is-available-to-all-1404762276?KEYWORDS=zuckerberg</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australians to help manage DNS transfer from NTIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549342/australians_help_manage_dns_transfer_from_ntia/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549342/australians_help_manage_dns_transfer_from_ntia/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Packing Its Bags And Heading To Marrakech In February<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/10/icann-heading-to-marrakech/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/10/icann-heading-to-marrakech/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft Aims for Cybercrime, Hits Regular Internet Users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/09/microsoft-aims-for-cybercrime-hits-regular-internet-usersuto-draft/?mod=ST1"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/09/microsoft-aims-for-cybercrime-hits-regular-internet-usersuto-draft/?mod=ST1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft settles with No-IP in botnet hunt, after seizing its domains [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A truly global internet must be affordable in all countries by Mark Zuckerberg</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There have been moments in history where the invention of new technology has completely rewired the way our society lives and works.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-on-a-future-where-the-internet-is-available-to-all-1404762276?KEYWORDS=zuckerberg"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-on-a-future-where-the-internet-is-available-to-all-1404762276?KEYWORDS=zuckerberg</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/a-truly-global-internet-must-be-affordable-in-all-countries/story-fnay3ubk-1226983346424"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/a-truly-global-internet-must-be-affordable-in-all-countries/story-fnay3ubk-1226983346424</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Outcome of UK IGF 2014 As I Saw It by Mwendwa Kivuva<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The UK IGF was held on 1st July 2014 at St. Ermin's hotel, London, England. The Nominet Chair Baroness Rennie Fritchie gave the sponsor's welcoming remarks. She said "The IGF provides an opportunity for discussion, dialogue, divergent views, and encourages people to speak-up". The event had about 50 participants. The Minister for Culture, Communication and the Creative Industries Hon. Ed Vaizey, MP gave his keynote speech and fielded questions from participants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140706_outcome_of_uk_igf_2014_as_i_saw_it/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140706_outcome_of_uk_igf_2014_as_i_saw_it/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rosabeth Moss Kanter on How Corporations of the Future Will Behave: The Harvard Business School Professor Says Companies Will Converge on a Few Universal Standards and Norms [subscription]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Be prepared for a future in which the concept of a corporation&mdash;how it's structured, how it's governed&mdash;will vary widely. But the conduct of corporations will converge on a few universal standards and norms.</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">While inevitable battles will rage, for example, over which government sets food-safety standards, or agrees to a global environmental-protection treaty, many large companies will engineer a quiet convergence of standards that will gradually affect every business. Cemex, for example, the global cement company with headquarters in Mexico, decided after its first entry into Spain to be "one Cemex" and to operate by a single set of standards everywhere, enabling dramatic growth through acquisitions in the U.S., Egypt, Europe and Australia. When Shinhan Financial Group in South Korea sought listing on the New York Stock Exchange soon after a merger, it was seeking legitimacy, not just capital, by showing compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, which it considered the world's highest standard. Internet governance will be globalized, as will continuing efforts at interoperability among mobile-telecom operators.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/rosabeth-moss-kanter-on-how-corporations-of-the-future-will-behave-1404763051?tesla=y&amp;mg=reno64-wsj&amp;url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304081804579560272656639160.html"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/rosabeth-moss-kanter-on-how-corporations-of-the-future-will-behave-1404763051?tesla=y&amp;mg=reno64-wsj&amp;url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304081804579560272656639160.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australians to help manage DNS transfer from NTIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two Australians will serve on the group overseeing the process that will result in an end to the US government's role in overseeing the DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549342/australians_help_manage_dns_transfer_from_ntia/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549342/australians_help_manage_dns_transfer_from_ntia/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Middle East Strategy - One Year Later<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When the Middle East Strategy was developed and agreed-upon, the Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) decided to execute the outcomes of this document over phases as annual implementation plans. While July 1, 2013 was the starting date for the year 1 implementation plan, July 1, 2014 marked the beginning of the execution for the year 2 implementation plan.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/middle-east-strategy-one-year-later"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/middle-east-strategy-one-year-later</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">John Frankenheimer, Partner and Chairman Emeritus| Loeb &amp; Loeb LLP, to Steve Crocker and Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/frankenheimer-to-crocker-chehade-2014-07-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/frankenheimer-to-crocker-chehade-2014-07-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">John M. Genga, Attorney | The IP and Technology Legal Group, P.C., to the Economist Intelligence Unit and CPE Panel<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/genga-to-eiu-cpe-panel-2014-07-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/genga-to-eiu-cpe-panel-2014-07-02-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ger Hatton, Director General | ICMP, to ICANN</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hatton-to-icann-2014-07-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hatton-to-icann-2014-07-02-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Constantine Roussos, Founder | DotMusic Limited, to Steve Crocker, Fadi Chehad&eacute;, Susana Bennett, Akram Attallah, Christine Willett, Cherine Chalaby, Heather Dryden, Cyrus Namazi, Chris LaHatte and John Jeffrey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/roussos-to-crocker-et-al-2014-07-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/roussos-to-crocker-et-al-2014-07-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">John W. Styll, President and COO| .music LLC, to Christine Willett<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/styll-to-willett-2014-06-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/styll-to-willett-2014-06-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Packing Its Bags And Heading To Marrakech In February<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICANN Board has approved Marrakech, Morocco, as the venue for the 52nd public ICANN meeting to be held from 8 to 12 February, 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/10/icann-heading-to-marrakech/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/10/icann-heading-to-marrakech/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cast your nominations for the .eu Web Awards now!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .eu Awards is an online competition launched with the objective to distinguish and award .eu websites that are leaders in five particular categories.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/cast-your-nominations-eu-web-awards-now"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/cast-your-nominations-eu-web-awards-now</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">eu: Website Usage Trends Among TLDs</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EURid and Leuven Statistics Research Centre have released the results of a study investigating websites under most popular top-level domains. The report focuses on three questions: <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140708_website_usage_trends_among_top_level_domains/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140708_website_usage_trends_among_top_level_domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Problems With GTLD Community Objection Process [registration]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If the rollout of many new gTLDs since the beginning of 2014 has been smooth on the face of it, the jockeying behind the scenes for ownership of certain strings has been anything but.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/542740/problems-with-gtld-community-objection-process"><span>http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/542740/problems-with-gtld-community-objection-process</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Investing in new TLDs? Hope for modest, not great, success of program.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Early investors in new TLDs might get a better return if new TLDs as a whole are a mediocre success instead of a home run.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/investing-in-new-tlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/investing-in-new-tlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Can dotHIV Turn ICANN's Domain Name Boondoggle Into an Opportunity to Do Good? <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;You are creating a business, like derivatives on Wall Street, that has no value,&rdquo; Esther Dyson, the founding chairwoman of ICANN once said about ICANN's project to create hundreds of new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/07/07/dothiv_can_the_new_hiv_domain_turn_icann_s_boondoggle_into_an_opportunity.html"><span>http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/07/07/dothiv_can_the_new_hiv_domain_turn_icann_s_boondoggle_into_an_opportunity.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week in new TLDs: .Pub, .Christmas and more<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You know what amazes me? One of the .brand TLDs to &ldquo;go live&rdquo; this week, .</span><span lang="EN-US">&#20013;&#20449;</span><span lang="EN"> and .citic, has a better information page than some of the other new TLDs launching.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/07/dot-christmas-dot-pub/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/07/dot-christmas-dot-pub/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chinese cyberspies have hacked Middle East experts at major U.S. think tanks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Middle East experts at major U.S. think tanks were hacked by Chinese cyberspies in recent weeks as events in Iraq began to escalate, according to a cybersecurity firm that works with the institutions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/07/chinese-cyberspies-have-hacked-middle-east-experts-at-major-u-s-think-tanks/?tid=hpModule_79c38dfc-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/07/chinese-cyberspies-have-hacked-middle-east-experts-at-major-u-s-think-tanks/?tid=hpModule_79c38dfc-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">us: Senate intelligence panel advances cybersecurity bill<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Senate Intelligence Committee advanced a cybersecurity bill Tuesday that would grant legal immunity for companies to share computer threat data with the government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/08/senate-intelligence-panel-advances-cybersecurity-bill/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/08/senate-intelligence-panel-advances-cybersecurity-bill/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft Aims for Cybercrime, Hits Regular Internet Users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft settled a suit it filed against a small Internet company, acknowledging that its actions to take down a cybercrime ring last month wound up knocking regular Internet users offline.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/09/microsoft-aims-for-cybercrime-hits-regular-internet-usersuto-draft/?mod=ST1"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/09/microsoft-aims-for-cybercrime-hits-regular-internet-usersuto-draft/?mod=ST1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft drops case that severed DNS hosting for millions of No-IP nodes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft has formally settled legal differences with No-IP, the dynamic domain name host that was kneecapped by a botnet takedown that recently knocked out service to millions of legitimate hostnames.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/microsoft-drops-case-that-severed-dns-hosting-for-millions-of-no-ip-users/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/microsoft-drops-case-that-severed-dns-hosting-for-millions-of-no-ip-users/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">All Seized Domains Returned to No-IP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Less than a week after Microsoft seized nearly two dozen domains owned by a small hosting provider as part of a takedown of a malware operation, all of those domains are back in the control of the provider, No-IP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/all-seized-domains-returned-to-no-ip/107028"><span>http://threatpost.com/all-seized-domains-returned-to-no-ip/107028</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft Returns Domain Names to No-IP After Taking Down Dynamic DNS Service Users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After a failed attempt to eradicate malicious users of dynamic DNS service provider No-IP that without also taking down legitimate users, Microsoft has returned domains it seized from No-IP last week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/microsoft-returns-domain-names-ip-taking-dynamic-dns-service-users"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/microsoft-returns-domain-names-ip-taking-dynamic-dns-service-users</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft settles with No-IP in botnet hunt, after seizing its domains [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft has reached a settlement with domain provider No-IP to disable some of its domains, after taking control of part of its network to shut down a botnet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549680/microsoft_settles_no-ip_botnet_hunt_after_seizing_its_domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Botnet Takedowns by Suresh Ramasubramanian<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The background is of course quite interesting, given how soon it has followed Microsoft's seizure of several domains belonging to Dynamic DNS provider no-ip.com for alleged complicity in hosting trojan RAT gangs, a couple of days after which the domains were subsequently returned -- without public comment -- to Vitalwerks, the operator of No-IP. This is by no means a new tactic for Microsoft, who has carried out successful seizures of various domains over the past two or three years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140709_senate_judiciary_committee_hearing_on_botnet_takedowns/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140709_senate_judiciary_committee_hearing_on_botnet_takedowns/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Deutsche Telekom Touts New Data Center as &lsquo;Fort Knox&rsquo; for German Data<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">T-Systems, the IT services arm of Deutsche Telekom AG, has opened a large data center in Biere, Germany, pitching it as a facility for customers concerned with keeping their data within the country&rsquo;s borders.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/deutsche-telekom-touts-new-data-center-fort-knox-german-data"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/deutsche-telekom-touts-new-data-center-fort-knox-german-data</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In Fog Of Cyberwar, US Tech Is Caught In Crossfire<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Distrust of the US intelligence community is eroding consumer confidence and hampering US technology firms on the global stage at a time when the sector should be showing unprecedented growth.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/in-fog-of-cyberwar-us-tech-is-caught-in-crossfire/a/d-id/1279214"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/in-fog-of-cyberwar-us-tech-is-caught-in-crossfire/a/d-id/1279214</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Has the URS Fallen Into Disfavor, or Have Cybersquatters Identified Valuable Domains?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Michael Berkens at The Domains highlights some interesting data about many trademark owners' election of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) instead of the quicker, cheaper Uniform Rapid Suspension Service (URS) in Have Trademark Owners Given Up on the URS? Apparently, 15 of the last 17 domain name arbitrations in the new TLDs have been filed as UDRP proceedings.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/urs-fallen-disfavor-b17179891893/"><span>http://www.bna.com/urs-fallen-disfavor-b17179891893/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bitcoins.com gives Heritage Auctions the press it has been looking for<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the things Heritage Auctions is trying to do with domain name auctions is bring domain investing to the mainstream.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/bitcoins-com-gives-heritage-auctions-the-press-it-has-been-looking-for/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/bitcoins-com-gives-heritage-auctions-the-press-it-has-been-looking-for/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.XXX sells more premiums and offers free domain names through partnership<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.XXX continues to sell premium domain names for prices that new TLD operators would love to obtain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/xxx-premiums-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/xxx-premiums-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ModelCentro Teams Up with ICM to Offer Models Free .XXX Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ModelCentro, a hosted pay site CMS for creating and running fan membership sites, has teamed up with ICM to offer Models.xxx. Verified models using the ModelCentro platform are able to register one .XXX domain free of charge.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=50"><span>http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=50</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Parents warned to protect children from predators<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications says online grooming of children is a concern, but there are things that can be done to reduce the risk.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-07/parents-warned-to-protect-children-from-predators/5576176"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-07/parents-warned-to-protect-children-from-predators/5576176</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Children's E-Safety Commissioner by the end of the year<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications says the government will introduce legislation by the end of the year, as it attempts to protect children from cyber bullying.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/children27s-e-safety-commissioner-by-the-end-of-the-year/5586692"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/children27s-e-safety-commissioner-by-the-end-of-the-year/5586692</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bell Labs celebrates net speed record over copper lines<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A team of researchers has announced it has transmitted data over traditional copper telephone lines at a record speed of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28233982"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28233982</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Choice lauds NZ ISP's anti-geo-blocking service<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian consumer advocacy group Choice has welcomed an announcement by New Zealand Internet service provider Slingshot of a service that makes it easier to access overseas streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and BBC iPlayer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549337/choice_lauds_nz_isp_anti-geo-blocking_service/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/549337/choice_lauds_nz_isp_anti-geo-blocking_service/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 6 Jul 15:28 2014

auDA Domain News - 7 July

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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Second Level .UK Registrations Top Six Figures In Under 4 Weeks

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/second-level-uk-top-six-figures/>

 

What will you do with your brand gTLD? by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385361/What-will-you-do-with-your-brand-gTLD>

 

ICANN puts porn gTLDs on hold for no good reason?

<http://domainincite.com/17024-icann-puts-porn-gtlds-on-hold-for-no-good-reason>

 

California Democrats .Whine Over Proposed .Wine Domains

<http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/california-democrats-whine-over-proposed-wine-domains/>

 

US winemakers rebel against their government

<http://domainincite.com/17016-us-winemakers-rebel-against-their-government>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Kenya Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Nairobi

The Kenya IGF kicked off in Nairobi today bringing together stakeholders including academia, government and the private sector, with the focus on connectivity in the counties, net neutrality and cyber security.

<http://www.humanipo.com/news/45797/kenya-internet-governance-forum-kicks-off-in-nairobi/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Formation of the Coordination Group

On 14 March 2014, the NTIA announced its intention to transition its stewardship role of IANA functions, and called upon ICANN to launch and facilitate a process with the community to derive a proposal to transition the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community, meeting the criteria set out by NTIA.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-03-en>

 

New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 04 July 2014:

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-04jul14-en>

 

Does ICANN violate Human Rights? The Council of Europe report by Milton Mueller

As we move toward the IANA transition, many observers are concerned about the relationship between an autonomous ICANN and Internet freedom. One proposal even went so far as to propose to replace NTIA oversight with an “Internet Freedom Panel” that could veto any ICANN decisions that threaten Internet freedom. That proposal is unworkable because of the overly broad scope of the veto power and the infinite regress problem of who would oversee the oversight panel. Nevertheless, the idea of trying to structure the transition in ways that impose constitutional limits on ICANN’s power to regulate Internet content is a good one.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/07/02/human-rights-in-icann-the-council-of-europe-report/>

 

Dreamhost Hit With ICANN Breach Notice

Dreamhost is one of the larger webhosting providers out there. The Los Angeles based company was founded back in 1996 and offers Linux hosting exclusively ie. no Microsoft software. According to HosterStats they currently host around 1.3 million domain names. Earlier this week the company was hit with a breach notice by ICANN’s compliance team.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/03/dreamhost-hit-icann-breach-notice/>

 

Event Wrap: ICANN 50

ICANN's 50th meeting was held in London last week with a record 3,115 attendees. ICANN meetings now attract a wide range of stakeholder groups to discuss Internet names and numbers, as well as broader technical, business, and governance issues.

<http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-icann-50>

 

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European ccTLD News - June 2014

CENTR has published its latest ccTLD newsletter for June 2014 - this edition includes: the IANA transition: What's at stake for ccTLDs?", Highlights from ICANN50 London, Global Status of Domain Names, QnA from CENTR Jamboree 2014 participants & ccTLD news highlights and statistics

<https://centr.org/news/european-cctld-news-june-2014>

 

Separation of functions regarding registration of .ch Internet addresses

The SWITCH foundation is currently tasked by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) with performing a dual role for .ch domain names. In its role as the registry, it is responsible for maintaining the domain name database. At the same time, until March 2015 it also has the role of registrar, which involves selling .ch domain names directly to end customers. This dual role will come to an end next year, and the functions will be separated.

<http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/separation2.html>

 

The CZ.NIC Publications released another book on the subject of law and the Internet

The CZ.NIC Association, administrator of the Czech national domain, expanded its book series with a new title, eighth in total. This book written in Slovak language by Martin Husovec, a lawyer, is called “Responsibility on the Internet according to the Czech and Slovak Laws”. The book has the ambition to be a detailed manual on practical issues, such as: who and when is responsible for situations where users violate someone’s rights on the Internet, when the service operator must yield data about their users or in which state they may be sued and under what law.

<http://www.nic.cz/page/2182/the-cz.nic-publications-released-another-book-on-the-subject-of-law-and-the-internet/>

 

DotEU By The Numbers

The guys over at EUrid released a nice graphic that gives a summary of key data related to .eu in 2013: At the recent ICANN meeting in London EUrid was firmly focussed on highlighting European businesses that actively use .eu for their websites.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/03/doteu-numbers/>

 

nz: Policy Consultation, changes to UDAIs (Registering Managing and Cancelling, Transfer to Another Registrar policies).

As part of the implementation of .nz registrations at the second level, the Domain Name Commission is proposing two changes to the current requirements on UDAIs.

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-consultation-changes-udais-registering-managing-and-cancelling-transfer-another-registr>

 

rs: April issue of RNIDS News

The new 19th issue of our corporate newsletter, RNIDS News, contains an overview of the events that took place at RNIDS, in the local Internet community and the world during the first quarter of 2014. This issue contains reports from the “Cyrillic and the Internet: in Serbia and Around the World” panel discussion, the RNIDS Award given to the Elementarium website, the “Evolution of the Internet: What's Next” forum and RNIDS’ appearance at the Webiz 2.0 conference.

<http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/april-issue-of-rnids-news/id/4557>

 

Popularity of UK domains grows – new .uk hits 100k within weeks of launch

New, short .uk domains have passed the 100,000 registrations milestone, contributing to the biggest-selling month Nominet – the internet company behind the .uk internet infrastructure – has seen in almost 14 years.June 2014 saw almost 225,000 new registrations across .uk, .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk, second only to March 2000, when registrations nudged 250,000.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/popularity-uk-domains-grows-–-new-uk-hits-100k-within-weeks-launch>

 

Second Level .UK Registrations Top Six Figures In Under 4 Weeks

The launch of second level .uk registrations has been a success with over 100,000 registrations since their launch on 10 June, but there were almost 225,000 registrations across all .uk domains meaning registrations of .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk domains were greater than .uk.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22591>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/second-level-uk-top-six-figures/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/second-level-uk-registrations-top-six-figures.html>

 

2nd level .UK domain name registrations top 100,000

Over 100,000 second level domain names under .uk have been registered since they became available for registration last month, .uk registry Nominet announced today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/2nd-level-uk-domain-name-registrations-top-100000/>

 

Nominet Internet Awards reveal the best of the UK’s online initiatives

Nominet ... announces the winners of the 2014 Nominet Internet Awards. Winners included a game run by Cancer Research UK to analyse real genetic data, and #Techmums, an organisation which helps mums be part of the digital revolution.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-internet-awards-reveal-best-uk’s-online-initiatives>

 

Nominet Internet Award winners 2014 revealed

The winners of this year’s Nominet Internet Awards have been announced. The annual awards celebrate projects that help to make the internet a force for good and showcase the very best that the UK internet has to offer.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-internet-award-winners-2014-revealed-0>

 

uk: Nominet begins its part in Ofcom’s TV Whitespace pilot

Nominet has passed the qualification stage to become a database provider that can operate in Ofcom’s TV Whitespace pilot in the UK. TV white space is the part of the radio spectrum freed up by the UK analogue TV switch off and planning is underway for a pilot of innovative white space technology in the UK, which is among the first of its kind in Europe.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-begins-its-part-ofcom’s-tv-whitespace-pilot>

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-begins-its-part-ofcom’s-tv-whitespace-pilot>

 

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What will you do with your brand gTLD? by Jennifer Wolfe

If you are in charge of the gTLD inside your company, there are no shortage of ideas, but getting them into concrete form that can move forward may prove a bit challenging. We’ll be hosting a webinar this month to discuss the ideation process and offer ideas on how the new gTLDs can be used by brands, but offer here a few ideas of our own, as well as structure to help you consider how to facilitate these discussions inside your organization.

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385361/What-will-you-do-with-your-brand-gTLD>

 

ICANN puts porn gTLDs on hold for no good reason?

In a decision that seems to have come out of nowhere, ICANN has effectively put bids for three porn-themed new gTLDs on hold.

<http://domainincite.com/17024-icann-puts-porn-gtlds-on-hold-for-no-good-reason>

 

Video: Dot brand: Why your brand needs its own TLD

Are you a brand leader trying to figure out how to establish a sustainable and winning brand presence despite the rapidly changing environment? A dotBRAND is the answer, and here is why. Don't be left behind.

<http://www.afilias.info/blogs/roland-laplante/video-dot-brand-why-your-brand-needs-its-own-top-level-domain>

 

California Democrats .Whine Over Proposed .Wine Domains

Let’s see if we can do this without making any puns. In May, California Democratic Congressman Mike Thompson sent a letter to ICANN, asking that .wine and .vin domain not be assigned to “any applicant,” provided that worries concerning protections against cybersquatting can’t be resolved.

<http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/california-democrats-whine-over-proposed-wine-domains/>

 

US winemakers rebel against their government

Groups representing thousands of US winemakers have come out against .wine and .vin, bringing their government’s position on the two proposed new gTLDs into question.

<http://domainincite.com/17016-us-winemakers-rebel-against-their-government>

 

What if France had applied for a .WINE new gTLD?

Would the French Government or any other French Private company – such as a French Vineyard – had applied to the .WINE TLD, one could wonder what would the situation be today.

<http://gtld.club/2014/07/01/what-if-france-had-applied-for-a-wine-new-gtld/>

 

Valideus will validate .vlaanderen and .brussels applications

DNS Belgium has selected Valideus from the various candidates to validate applications for .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names during the second phase of the launch. This phase runs from 2nd October to 3rd November 2014.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/valideus-will-validate-vlaanderen-and-brussels-applications>

 

HosterStats.com - Webite usage survey of .berlin websites - June 2014 - Full TLD Survey

These are the HosterStats.com website usage survey results for .berlin websites as of 26 June 2014. The number of .berlin domains checked was 135,812. The number of responding websites was 130,474. More details and analysis of this survey website usage in the top 10 new gTLDs are included in the latest (July 2014) HosterStats.com new gTLD Report (30 Euro).

<http://www.hosterstats.com/berlin-website-usage-survey.php>

 

Thank You GNSO - From the SHE.africa by Sophia Bekele

The recent announcement at the ICANN 50 London, by all stakeholder groups and constituencies comprising of ICANN's Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) to endorse a joint statement in support of the creation of an independent accountability mechanism "that provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community" is a very welcome development to the Multistakeholder framework.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140703_thank_you_gnso_from_the_she_dot_africa/>

 

.WANG - 15,000 Registrations on Day One of General Availability [news release]

Zodiac Registry is pleased to announce that 15,000 .wang domain names have been registered during the first 24 hours of its General Availability, which started on 00:00, June 30, Beijing time. Within the first 2 hours, more than 7,000 domain names were taken.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/wang-15000-registrations-day-one/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/wang-15-000-registrations-day-one.html>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Microsoft's Seizure of No-IP Domains Disrupted Criminals & Innocents Alike

Microsoft successfully disrupted roughly one-quarter of the APT actors Kaspersky monitors, but took down millions of innocent hostnames too.

<http://www.darkreading.com/microsofts-seizure-of-no-ip-domains-disrupted-criminals-and-innocents-alike/d/d-id/1279079>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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ICC International Centre for ADR reports record number of requests

The number of requests filed with the International Centre for ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) surged in 2013 largely as a result of the mandate given to ICC by ICANN to administer disputes over new gTLDs. At the same time, the Centre handled a growing number of cases in its core areas of ADR, including mediation, as well as expertise and dispute boards.

<http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2014/ICC-International-Centre-for-ADR-reports-record-number-of-requests/>

 

Delta Dental Goes After ... Everyone

Have you ever visited a dentist who went after every possible cavity with his drill – all in one visit? In this week’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decision, Delta Dental appears to have gone after every possible respondent – nine, to be exact – in one complaint. This type of consolidating can only be done where (i) the disputed domain names are subject to common ownership or control, and (ii) the consolidation would be fair and equitable to all parties.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/30/delta-dental-goes-after-everyone/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Taking the Training Wheels off ICANN, Human Rights Online, and the Networked Car

The Internet, according to the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, is different. Find out how and why in this Special Edition of the eco International Podcast. Gain insight into the perspectives of some of the many stakeholders involved in the international debate on Internet Governance, from their visit to Berlin in June for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance, hosted by eco. We hear from political, industry, Internet administration and human rights representatives, on what’s important in deciding how the Internet will be run in the future.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/taking-the-training-wheels-off-icann-human-rights-online-and-the-networked-car.html>

 

Minds + Machines files patent for “Domain Name Registration and Resale”

Minds + MachinesMinds + Machines Chairman Fred Krueger has filed a patent application for the resale of domain names, titled “Domain Name Registration and Resale”.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/krueger-patent/>

 

GoDaddy Fuels Marketing Power With New Ad Agency

GoDaddy ... has hired Barton F. Graf 9000 as its U.S. advertising agency-of-record. A new campaign featuring television and online ads is set to debut in September. Creative details are not being revealed, but the commercials will revolve around how GoDaddy helps small business owners leverage the power of the Internet.

<http://godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-fuels-marketing-power-with-new-ad-agency.aspx>

 

GoDaddy Unveils 'Get Paid' To Help Small Businesses Get Paid Anytime, Anywhere By Any Method

GoDaddy ... unveiled Get Paid, a new offering designed to help small businesses ‘get paid’ anytime, anywhere, and by any digital method. Get Paid is the newest addition to GoDaddy’s family of technology solutions, which are designed to make it easier for small business owners to manage their business.

<http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-unveils-get-paid-to-help-small-businesses-get-paid-anytime-anywhere-by-any-method.aspx>

 

Internet Society Seats New Board Members at Annual General Meeting in London

The Internet Society is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees seated four new Board members at its Annual General Meeting, 27-28 June 2014. The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction for the Internet Society, as it seeks to achieve its mission of preserving and extending the open, resilient, global Internet accessible to everyone.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-seats-new-board-members-annual-general-meeting-london>

 

Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko selected as Internet Society representatives on the NTIA/IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group

The Internet Society (ISOC) appoints Narelle Clark, Director of Operations- Deputy CEO for the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and Dr. Demi Getschko, CEO of the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br), as the ISOC representatives on the NTIA/IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/narelle-clark-and-demi-getschko-selected-internet-society-representatives-ntiaiana-stewardship>

 

GoDaddy wants to patent way of onboarding new TLDs

GoDaddy has filed four patent applications describing methods for adding new TLDs to a registrar’s offerings.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/godaddy-patent-new-tlds/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to the Web. Here’s what they said.

What are the biggest threats to the Internet in the next 20 years? According to experts canvassed by Pew, the biggest threats aren't a rise in hacking attacks or new waves of Internet crime. They're government and big online corporations.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/03/researchers-asked-1400-experts-to-describe-the-biggest-threats-to-the-web-heres-what-they-said/>

 

Government crackdowns, surveillance could destroy the open web, Pew says

The Internet as we know it faces several major dangers in the next 10 years, including interference from nation-states, an undermining of trust caused by governmental and corporate surveillance scandals and the corporate world’s influence on its basic structure, according to a new report.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2378598/security0/government-crackdowns-surveillance-could-destroy-the-open-web-pew-says.html>

 

The Gurus Speak

Some of the most prominent and respected technology experts and analysts made far-ranging statements, encompassing many points. Their answers:

<http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/07/03/the-gurus-speak-3/>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Second Level .UK Registrations Top Six Figures In Under 4 Weeks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/second-level-uk-top-six-figures/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/second-level-uk-top-six-figures/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What will you do with your brand gTLD? by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385361/What-will-you-do-with-your-brand-gTLD"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385361/What-will-you-do-with-your-brand-gTLD</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN puts porn gTLDs on hold for no good reason?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17024-icann-puts-porn-gtlds-on-hold-for-no-good-reason"><span>http://domainincite.com/17024-icann-puts-porn-gtlds-on-hold-for-no-good-reason</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">California Democrats .Whine Over Proposed .Wine Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/california-democrats-whine-over-proposed-wine-domains/"><span>http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/california-democrats-whine-over-proposed-wine-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US winemakers rebel against their government<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17016-us-winemakers-rebel-against-their-government"><span>http://domainincite.com/17016-us-winemakers-rebel-against-their-government</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kenya Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Nairobi<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Kenya IGF kicked off in Nairobi today bringing together stakeholders including academia, government and the private sector, with the focus on connectivity in the counties, net neutrality and cyber security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.humanipo.com/news/45797/kenya-internet-governance-forum-kicks-off-in-nairobi/"><span>http://www.humanipo.com/news/45797/kenya-internet-governance-forum-kicks-off-in-nairobi/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Formation of the Coordination Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 14 March 2014, the NTIA announced its intention to transition its stewardship role of IANA functions, and called upon ICANN to launch and facilitate a process with the community to derive a proposal to transition the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community, meeting the criteria set out by NTIA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Contracting Statistics Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 04 July 2014:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-04jul14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-04jul14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Does ICANN violate Human Rights? The Council of Europe report by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As we move toward the IANA transition, many observers are concerned about the relationship between an autonomous ICANN and Internet freedom. One proposal even went so far as to propose to replace NTIA oversight with an &ldquo;Internet Freedom Panel&rdquo; that could veto any ICANN decisions that threaten Internet freedom. That proposal is unworkable because of the overly broad scope of the veto power and the infinite regress problem of who would oversee the oversight panel. Nevertheless, the idea of trying to structure the transition in ways that impose constitutional limits on ICANN&rsquo;s power to regulate Internet content is a good one.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/07/02/human-rights-in-icann-the-council-of-europe-report/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/07/02/human-rights-in-icann-the-council-of-europe-report/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dreamhost Hit With ICANN Breach Notice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dreamhost is one of the larger webhosting providers out there. The Los Angeles based company was founded back in 1996 and offers Linux hosting exclusively ie. no Microsoft software. According to HosterStats they currently host around 1.3 million domain names. Earlier this week the company was hit with a breach notice by ICANN&rsquo;s compliance team.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/03/dreamhost-hit-icann-breach-notice/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/03/dreamhost-hit-icann-breach-notice/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Event Wrap: ICANN 50<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's 50th meeting was held in London last week with a record 3,115 attendees. ICANN meetings now attract a wide range of stakeholder groups to discuss Internet names and numbers, as well as broader technical, business, and governance issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-icann-50"><span>http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-icann-50</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European ccTLD News - June 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENTR has published its latest ccTLD newsletter for June 2014 - this edition includes: the IANA transition: What's at stake for ccTLDs?", Highlights from ICANN50 London, Global Status of Domain Names, QnA from CENTR Jamboree 2014 participants &amp; ccTLD news highlights and statistics<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/european-cctld-news-june-2014"><span>https://centr.org/news/european-cctld-news-june-2014</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Separation of functions regarding registration of .ch Internet addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The SWITCH foundation is currently tasked by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) with performing a dual role for .ch domain names. In its role as the registry, it is responsible for maintaining the domain name database. At the same time, until March 2015 it also has the role of registrar, which involves selling .ch domain names directly to end customers. This dual role will come to an end next year, and the functions will be separated.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/separation2.html"><span>http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/separation2.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The CZ.NIC Publications released another book on the subject of law and the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The CZ.NIC Association, administrator of the Czech national domain, expanded its book series with a new title, eighth in total. This book written in Slovak language by Martin Husovec, a lawyer, is called &ldquo;Responsibility on the Internet according to the Czech and Slovak Laws&rdquo;. The book has the ambition to be a detailed manual on practical issues, such as: who and when is responsible for situations where users violate someone&rsquo;s rights on the Internet, when the service operator must yield data about their users or in which state they may be sued and under what law.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nic.cz/page/2182/the-cz.nic-publications-released-another-book-on-the-subject-of-law-and-the-internet/"><span>http://www.nic.cz/page/2182/the-cz.nic-publications-released-another-book-on-the-subject-of-law-and-the-internet/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DotEU By The Numbers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The guys over at EUrid released a nice graphic that gives a summary of key data related to .eu in 2013: At the recent ICANN meeting in London EUrid was firmly focussed on highlighting European businesses that actively use .eu for their websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/03/doteu-numbers/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/07/03/doteu-numbers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Policy Consultation, changes to UDAIs (Registering Managing and Cancelling, Transfer to Another Registrar policies).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of the implementation of .nz registrations at the second level, the Domain Name Commission is proposing two changes to the current requirements on UDAIs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-consultation-changes-udais-registering-managing-and-cancelling-transfer-another-registr"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/policy-consultation-changes-udais-registering-managing-and-cancelling-transfer-another-registr</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">rs: April issue of RNIDS News</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new 19th issue of our corporate newsletter, RNIDS News, contains an overview of the events that took place at RNIDS, in the local Internet community and the world during the first quarter of 2014. This issue contains reports from the &ldquo;Cyrillic and the Internet: in Serbia and Around the World&rdquo; panel discussion, the RNIDS Award given to the Elementarium website, the &ldquo;Evolution of the Internet: What's Next&rdquo; forum and RNIDS&rsquo; appearance at the Webiz 2.0 conference.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/april-issue-of-rnids-news/id/4557"><span>http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/april-issue-of-rnids-news/id/4557</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Popularity of UK domains grows &ndash; new .uk hits 100k within weeks of launch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New, short .uk domains have passed the 100,000 registrations milestone, contributing to the biggest-selling month Nominet &ndash; the internet company behind the .uk internet infrastructure &ndash; has seen in almost 14 years.June 2014 saw almost 225,000 new registrations across .uk, .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk, second only to March 2000, when registrations nudged 250,000.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/popularity-uk-domains-grows-%E2%80%93-new-uk-hits-100k-within-weeks-launch"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/popularity-uk-domains-grows-&ndash;-new-uk-hits-100k-within-weeks-launch</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Second Level .UK Registrations Top Six Figures In Under 4 Weeks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The launch of second level .uk registrations has been a success with over 100,000 registrations since their launch on 10 June, but there were almost 225,000 registrations across all .uk domains meaning registrations of .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk domains were greater than .uk.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22591"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22591</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/second-level-uk-top-six-figures/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/second-level-uk-top-six-figures/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/second-level-uk-registrations-top-six-figures.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/second-level-uk-registrations-top-six-figures.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">2nd level .UK domain name registrations top 100,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over 100,000 second level domain names under .uk have been registered since they became available for registration last month, .uk registry Nominet announced today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/2nd-level-uk-domain-name-registrations-top-100000/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/2nd-level-uk-domain-name-registrations-top-100000/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet Internet Awards reveal the best of the UK&rsquo;s online initiatives<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet</span><span> ...</span><span lang="EN"> announces the winners of the 2014 Nominet Internet Awards. Winners included a game run by Cancer Research UK to analyse real genetic data, and #Techmums, an organisation which helps mums be part of the digital revolution.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-internet-awards-reveal-best-uk%E2%80%99s-online-initiatives"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-internet-awards-reveal-best-uk&rsquo;s-online-initiatives</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet Internet Award winners 2014 revealed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The winners of this year&rsquo;s Nominet Internet Awards have been announced. The annual awards celebrate projects that help to make the internet a force for good and showcase the very best that the UK internet has to offer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-internet-award-winners-2014-revealed-0"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-internet-award-winners-2014-revealed-0</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: Nominet begins its part in Ofcom&rsquo;s TV Whitespace pilot</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet has passed the qualification stage to become a database provider that can operate in Ofcom&rsquo;s TV Whitespace pilot in the UK. TV white space is the part of the radio spectrum freed up by the UK analogue TV switch off and planning is underway for a pilot of innovative white space technology in the UK, which is among the first of its kind in Europe.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-begins-its-part-ofcom%E2%80%99s-tv-whitespace-pilot"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-begins-its-part-ofcom&rsquo;s-tv-whitespace-pilot</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-begins-its-part-ofcom%E2%80%99s-tv-whitespace-pilot"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-begins-its-part-ofcom&rsquo;s-tv-whitespace-pilot</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What will you do with your brand gTLD? by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you are in charge of the gTLD inside your company, there are no shortage of ideas, but getting them into concrete form that can move forward may prove a bit challenging. We&rsquo;ll be hosting a webinar this month to discuss the ideation process and offer ideas on how the new gTLDs can be used by brands, but offer here a few ideas of our own, as well as structure to help you consider how to facilitate these discussions inside your organization.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385361/What-will-you-do-with-your-brand-gTLD"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385361/What-will-you-do-with-your-brand-gTLD</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN puts porn gTLDs on hold for no good reason?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a decision that seems to have come out of nowhere, ICANN has effectively put bids for three porn-themed new gTLDs on hold.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17024-icann-puts-porn-gtlds-on-hold-for-no-good-reason"><span>http://domainincite.com/17024-icann-puts-porn-gtlds-on-hold-for-no-good-reason</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Video: Dot brand: Why your brand needs its own TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Are you a brand leader trying to figure out how to establish a sustainable and winning brand presence despite the rapidly changing environment? A dotBRAND is the answer, and here is why. Don't be left behind.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afilias.info/blogs/roland-laplante/video-dot-brand-why-your-brand-needs-its-own-top-level-domain"><span>http://www.afilias.info/blogs/roland-laplante/video-dot-brand-why-your-brand-needs-its-own-top-level-domain</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">California Democrats .Whine Over Proposed .Wine Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Let&rsquo;s see if we can do this without making any puns. In May, California Democratic Congressman Mike Thompson sent a letter to ICANN, asking that .wine and .vin domain not be assigned to &ldquo;any applicant,&rdquo; provided that worries concerning protections against cybersquatting can&rsquo;t be resolved.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/california-democrats-whine-over-proposed-wine-domains/"><span>http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/california-democrats-whine-over-proposed-wine-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US winemakers rebel against their government<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Groups representing thousands of US winemakers have come out against .wine and .vin, bringing their government&rsquo;s position on the two proposed new gTLDs into question.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17016-us-winemakers-rebel-against-their-government"><span>http://domainincite.com/17016-us-winemakers-rebel-against-their-government</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What if France had applied for a .WINE new gTLD?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Would the French Government or any other French Private company &ndash; such as a French Vineyard &ndash; had applied to the .WINE T</span><span>LD, one could wonder what would the situation be today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://gtld.club/2014/07/01/what-if-france-had-applied-for-a-wine-new-gtld/"><span>http://gtld.club/2014/07/01/what-if-france-had-applied-for-a-wine-new-gtld/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Valideus will validate .vlaanderen and .brussels applications<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DNS Belgium has selected Valideus from the various candidates to validate applications for .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names during the second phase of the launch. This phase runs from 2nd October to 3rd November 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/valideus-will-validate-vlaanderen-and-brussels-applications"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/valideus-will-validate-vlaanderen-and-brussels-applications</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">HosterStats.com - Webite usage survey of .berlin websites - June 2014 - Full TLD Survey</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">These are the HosterStats.com website usage survey results for .berlin websites as of 26 June 2014. The number of .berlin domains checked was 135,812. The number of responding websites was 130,474. More details and analysis of this survey website usage in the top 10 new gTLDs are included in the latest (July 2014) HosterStats.com new gTLD Report (30 Euro).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.hosterstats.com/berlin-website-usage-survey.php"><span>http://www.hosterstats.com/berlin-website-usage-survey.php</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thank You GNSO - From the SHE.africa by Sophia Bekele<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The recent announcement at the ICANN 50 London, by all stakeholder groups and constituencies comprising of ICANN's Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) to endorse a joint statement in support of the creation of an independent accountability mechanism "that provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community" is a very welcome development to the Multistakeholder framework. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140703_thank_you_gnso_from_the_she_dot_africa/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140703_thank_you_gnso_from_the_she_dot_africa/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.WANG - 15,000 Registrations on Day One of General Availability [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Zodiac Registry is pleased to announce that 15,000 .wang domain names have been registered during the first 24 hours of its General Availability, which started on 00:00, June 30, Beijing time. Within the first 2 hours, more than 7,000 domain names were taken.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/wang-15000-registrations-day-one/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/07/04/wang-15000-registrations-day-one/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/wang-15-000-registrations-day-one.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/wang-15-000-registrations-day-one.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft's Seizure of No-IP Domains Disrupted Criminals &amp; Innocents Alike<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft successfully disrupted roughly one-quarter of the APT actors Kaspersky monitors, but took down millions of innocent hostnames too.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/microsofts-seizure-of-no-ip-domains-disrupted-criminals-and-innocents-alike/d/d-id/1279079"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/microsofts-seizure-of-no-ip-domains-disrupted-criminals-and-innocents-alike/d/d-id/1279079</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICC International Centre for ADR reports record number of requests<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of requests filed with the International Centre for ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) surged in 2013 largely as a result of the mandate given to ICC by ICANN to administer disputes over new gTLDs. At the same time, the Centre handled a growing number of cases in its core areas of ADR, including mediation, as well as expertise and dispute boards.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2014/ICC-International-Centre-for-ADR-reports-record-number-of-requests/"><span>http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2014/ICC-International-Centre-for-ADR-reports-record-number-of-requests/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Delta Dental Goes After ... Everyone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you ever visited a dentist who went after every possible cavity with his drill &ndash; all in one visit? In this week&rsquo;s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decision, Delta Dental appears to have gone after every possible respondent &ndash; nine, to be exact &ndash; in one complaint.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">This type of consolidating can only be done where (i) the disputed domain names are subject to common ownership or control, and (ii) the consolidation would be fair and equitable to all parties.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/30/delta-dental-goes-after-everyone/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/30/delta-dental-goes-after-everyone/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Taking the Training Wheels off ICANN, Human Rights Online, and the Networked Car<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet, according to the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, is different. Find out how and why in this Special Edition of the eco International Podcast. Gain insight into the perspectives of some of the many stakeholders involved in the international debate on Internet Governance, from their visit to Berlin in June for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance, hosted by eco. We hear from political, industry, Internet administration and human rights representatives, on what&rsquo;s important in deciding how the Internet will be run in the future.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/news/taking-the-training-wheels-off-icann-human-rights-online-and-the-networked-car.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/news/taking-the-training-wheels-off-icann-human-rights-online-and-the-networked-car.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines files patent for &ldquo;Domain Name Registration and Resale&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + MachinesMinds + Machines Chairman Fred Krueger has filed a patent application for the resale of domain names, titled &ldquo;Domain Name Registration and Resale&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/krueger-patent/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/krueger-patent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy Fuels Marketing Power With New Ad Agency<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy</span><span> ...</span><span lang="EN"> has hired Barton F. Graf 9000 as its U.S. advertising agency-of-record. A new campaign featuring television and online ads is set to debut in September. Creative details are not being revealed, but the commercials will revolve around how GoDaddy helps small business owners leverage the power of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-fuels-marketing-power-with-new-ad-agency.aspx"><span>http://godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-fuels-marketing-power-with-new-ad-agency.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy Unveils 'Get Paid' To Help Small Businesses Get Paid Anytime, Anywhere By Any Method</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy</span><span> ...</span><span lang="EN"> unveiled Get Paid, a new offering designed to help small businesses &lsquo;get paid&rsquo; anytime, anywhere, and by any digital method. Get Paid is the newest addition to GoDaddy&rsquo;s family of technology solutions, which are designed to make it easier for small business owners to manage their business.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-unveils-get-paid-to-help-small-businesses-get-paid-anytime-anywhere-by-any-method.aspx"><span>http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-unveils-get-paid-to-help-small-businesses-get-paid-anytime-anywhere-by-any-method.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Society Seats New Board Members at Annual General Meeting in London<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Society is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees seated four new Board members at its Annual General Meeting, 27-28 June 2014. The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction for the Internet Society, as it seeks to achieve its mission of preserving and extending the open, resilient, global Internet accessible to everyone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-seats-new-board-members-annual-general-meeting-london"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-seats-new-board-members-annual-general-meeting-london</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko selected as Internet Society representatives on the NTIA/IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Society (ISOC) appoints Narelle Clark, Director of Operations- Deputy CEO for the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and Dr. Demi Getschko, CEO of the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br), as the ISOC representatives on the NTIA/IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/news/narelle-clark-and-demi-getschko-selected-internet-society-representatives-ntiaiana-stewardship"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/news/narelle-clark-and-demi-getschko-selected-internet-society-representatives-ntiaiana-stewardship</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy wants to patent way of onboarding new TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy has filed four patent applications describing methods for adding new TLDs to a registrar&rsquo;s offerings.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/godaddy-patent-new-tlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/03/godaddy-patent-new-tlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to the Web. Here&rsquo;s what they said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What are the biggest threats to the Internet in the next 20 years? According to experts canvassed by Pew, the biggest threats aren't a rise in hacking attacks or new waves of Internet crime. They're government and big online corporations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/03/researchers-asked-1400-experts-to-describe-the-biggest-threats-to-the-web-heres-what-they-said/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/03/researchers-asked-1400-experts-to-describe-the-biggest-threats-to-the-web-heres-what-they-said/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Government crackdowns, surveillance could destroy the open web, Pew says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet as we know it faces several major dangers in the next 10 years, including interference from nation-states, an undermining of trust caused by governmental and corporate surveillance scandals and the corporate world&rsquo;s influence on its basic structure, according to a new report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2378598/security0/government-crackdowns-surveillance-could-destroy-the-open-web-pew-says.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2378598/security0/government-crackdowns-surveillance-could-destroy-the-open-web-pew-says.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Gurus Speak<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some of the most prominent and respected technology experts and analysts made far-ranging statements, encompassing many points. Their answers:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/07/03/the-gurus-speak-3/"><span>http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/07/03/the-gurus-speak-3/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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Countries Scramble for Internet Sovereignty as Icann Shifts

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/>

 

GAC rejects multistakeholderism, tells ICANN to ignore the GNSO

<http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso>

 

GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/>

 

IANA 2.0: Ensuring ICANN Accountability and Transparency for the Future

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann>

 

au: Steps for setting up your business

<http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html>

 

France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

<http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine>

 

What’s in a Name? How to secure the new Digital Addresses by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses>

 

Steam phishing attacks exploiting look-alike domain names

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html>

 

Australian companies hit by increasing number of cyber attacks

<http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html>

 

Akamai Releases First Quarter 2014 'State of the Internet' Report

<http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html>

 

Europe Leads With IPv6 Adoption, While DDoS Attacks Decline: Akamai

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Countries Scramble for Internet Sovereignty as Icann Shifts

Some governments are urging the US to ensure they retain a role in allocating country-specific Internet address suffixes— like .de for Germany— when the US relinquishes its oversight of the body that assigns web addresses as early as next year.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/>

 

The Internet Is Fracturing Into Separate Country-Specific Networks

The World Wide Web celebrated its 25th birthday recently. Today the global network serves almost 3 billion people, and hundreds of thousands more join each day. If the Internet were a country, its economy would be among the five largest in the world.

<http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/06/internet-fracturing-separate-country-specific-networks/87430/>

 

Clarity emerging on IANA transition by Milton Mueller

There were three big issues at the London ICANN meeting. The most important was the globalization of IANA; the second was the release of the Expert Working Group (EWG) report on Whois, privacy and future directory services. The least important, but equally contentious was the French revolt over geographical indicator protection in the .WINE/.VIN domain. This article focuses on the critical IANA transition issue; the others will be addressed later.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/28/clarity-emerging-on-iana-transition/>

 

The Essential Ingredient of Politics Is Timing by Byron Holland

The transition of the IANA contract oversight is, of course, the topic du jour at ICANN 50 in London. From the sessions to the hallway banter, it's the hottest topic I can recall in ICANN's history. It's an inherently over-the-top political topic, merging partisan politics in Washington with Internet governance. On numerous occasions in Singapore, Larry Strickling raised the domestic politicking on the part of the Republican Party regarding the IANA oversight transition, cautioning us of the discourse fuelled by opportunism.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140626_the_essential_ingredient_of_politics_is_timing/>

 

GAC rejects multistakeholderism, tells ICANN to ignore the GNSO

The Governmental Advisory Committee has advised ICANN to do as it’s told and stop listening to the views of other stakeholders, on the issue of protection mechanisms for the Red Cross.

<http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso>

 

China Launches Campaign To Control The Internet

China's communist government intends to impose on the Internet the same "guiding principles" it currently uses to stifle online dissent within China.

<http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/3487/20140626/china-launches-campaign-control-internet.htm>

 

Is NETmundial a lost opportunity?

Although successful in its own right, NETmundial meeting did not produce any outcome that is implementable inShare5 print msg September 2013. Miffed by the news of surveillance of Brazilian citizens and spying of world leaders by National Security Agency (NSA) of the US, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff cancelled on a meeting with US President Barack Obama.

<http://www.informationweek.in/informationweek/perspective/296732/netmundial-lost-opportunity>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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GAC Communiqué Issued at ICANN Meeting in London

The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) today issued its communiqué during ICANN's 50th public meeting in London.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-26-en>

 

New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 27 June 2014:

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-27jun14-en>

 

New EE Result Published:

1 Application Completed Extended Evaluation

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-27jun14-en>

 

ICANN Board Chair & CEO on London50

At the conclusion of ICANN's 50th public meeting in London, Board Chairman Stephen Crocker and President and CEO Fadi Chehadé reflect on its accomplishments and importance.

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

 

Notes from ICANN 50 – June 26

Timelines get pushed back, constituencies raise their voices, and ICANN sits up to listen – here is some of the latest coming out of ICANN 50.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/26/notes-from-icann-50-june-26/>

 

Summer of ICANN - On New gTLD Program’s Third Anniversary, Webinar Sheds Light On Progress, Role of Program In The Future of Internet Governance

June marks the beginning of summer, at least in the northern hemisphere – longer days, shorter nights and (depending on your internal thermostat) either life-affirming warmth or misery-inducing heat.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/27/summer-of-icann/>

 

GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

In an unprecedented development, all stakeholder groups and constituencies comprising ICANN”s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) unanimously endorsed a joint statement in support of the creation of an independent accountability mechanism “that provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community”. The statement was read aloud during a June 26th session on the IANA transition process held on the last day of the ICANN 50 public meeting in London.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/>

 

ICANN 50 Kicks Off in London by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

“The temperature in the room is warm and I suspect it will get a whole lot warmer before we are through.” So stated ICANN Board Chairman Steve Crocker at the beginning of the Board’s interaction with the GNSO Council on the afternoon of Sunday, June 22nd. Yet that dialogue never got beyond lukewarm. Both Crocker and CEO Fadi Chehade made clear that the recently published report of the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services, a complex proposal to replace the current WHOIS registrant data service, was just the beginning of a dialogue with the community — and that it was premature to begin a Policy Development Process (PDP) based upon it. The main dust-up regarding the EWG report was the omission of a dissent regarding insufficient privacy protections filed by one of the participating experts.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-50-kicks-off-in-london/>

 

IANA 2.0: Ensuring ICANN Accountability and Transparency for the Future

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) March 14, 2014, announcement proposing the transition of its legacy IANA stewardship role has presented ICANN multi-stakeholder community equal amounts of opportunity and responsibility. We have been handed a singular opportunity to define the terms of any stewardship transition and the fundamental responsibility to get it right.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann>

 

Call for independent accountability mechanism to oversee ICANN

In a rare instance of consensus amongst the GNSO's various stakeholder groups, the leaders of the body’s committee today called for the creation of an independent accountability mechanism that “provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community”.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3e4f785d-2f14-41a6-9433-c47f6c26830c>

 

Powerful body that runs Internet backbone mulls future [AFP]

Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the Internet.

<http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/417694/powerful-body-that-runs-internet-backbone-mulls-future>

<http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/06/27/icann-mulls-internets-future>

 

NRO response to ICANN call for public comments on Enhancing ICANN’s Accountability

Response from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) to ICANN’s Call for Public comments on Enhancing ICANN’s Accountability.

<http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-call-for-public-comments-on-enhancing-icanns-accountability>

 

Fireworks Erupt at ICANN’s London Meeting

Some unexpected fireworks emerged from the 50th public meeting of ICANN, held in London from June 22-26—fireworks that should be of interest to Congress as it considers the ramifications of the Obama administration’s announcement that it does not intend to renew its contract with ICANN.

<http://dailysignal.com/2014/06/29/fireworks-erupt-icanns-london-meeting/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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au: Steps for setting up your business

... If you want to buy a .com.au or .net.au web address you will need to have an ABN. To register your domain name go to the .au Domain Administration Ltd (.auDA) website for links to registrars and resellers, and to confirm current fees and options.

<http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html>

 

.Com Breaks Through The 113.5 Million Domain Mark; Adding 500K Domains In 3 Months

According to zone file for the .com registry the number of .Com domain name registrations has passed 113.5 Million domains for the first time.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/26/com-breaks-through-the-113-5-million-domain-mark-adding-500k-domains-in-3-months/>

 

Infographic: How did .eu do in 2013?

This infographic offers a quick overview of some key performance indicators for the .eu TLD.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jun-2014/infographic-how-did-eu-do-2013>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/27/eurid-infographic-2014/>

 

fi: Newsletter 3/2014

Domain name regulation: The legislative proposal on the Code for Information Society and Communications Services is currently being discussed in the Finnish Parliament. The proposal contains possibilities to clarify by means of FICORA's regulation the sections that regulate domain name activities. The possibility to issue regulations concerns both technical specifications and the issues that typically change faster than it is necessary to change legislation.

<https://domain.fi/info/en/index/palveluntarjoajille/newsletter/2014/32014.html>

 

Local content: Expert tasks businesses on .ng adoption

An Information Technology expert, Mr. Austin Okere, has stressed the need for businesses, particularly small and medium enterprises in Nigeria to embrace the use of the Nigeria’s ccTLD, .ng in running their online business activities.

<http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/local-content-expert-tasks-businesses-on-ng-adoption/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

France says that “ICANN is no longer the appropriate forum to discuss Internet governance” after it failed to win support from other governments for special protections in .wine and .vin gTLDs.

<http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine>

 

Battle gets under way for control of the .eco domain name

As the French government erupted in anger after being denied .vin and .wine this week, another domain name battle was underway over .eco, with a coalition of environmental groups making a bid to control the name and pre-empt its auction to the highest bidder.

<http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/26/battle-dot-eco-domain-name-internet-green-groups>

 

Owning It

A recent article in AdWeek predicts that, “some key trends will push brands to build social media capabilities into their own websites and own, rather than rent, social interaction with their customers.” It makes sense for brands to own the raw data about their customers that otherwise would belong to a third-party. Owning data frees brands from changing algorithms and relying on others’ reports. It also makes sense within what looks like a larger trend of companies taking greater ownership of their digital footprints by owning .BRANDs.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/25/owning-it/>

 

NetNames: A Fragmented Internet Will Be Better For Business?

Over half of Internet users think new domain names will make it easier for them to find things online – says a survey with a vested interest

<http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/netnames-2020-internet-will-fragmented-better-business-148133>

 

What businesses need to know about new domain names

It's no secret that we live and work in an online era. A recent survey found that within five years, the majority (52%) of British consumers think that online presence will be the single most important asset to a brand, ahead of its logo, brand name or even physical presence, such as its shop front or office.

<http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/nominet-partner-zone/new-domain-names-nominet-uk>

 

What’s in a Name? How to secure the new Digital Addresses by Jennifer Wolfe

Digital marketers are likely aware or are starting to hear about new ideas in the domain space or digital addresses as I like to refer to them in marketing terms.

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses>

 

New gTLDs Pass One And A Third Million Registrations

The number of new gTLD registrations passed one and a third million registrations on 25 June as numbers continue to grow, reaching 1,360, 646 at the end of 29 June according nTLDstats.com, largely on the back of differing promotions for leading gTLDs .xyz and .berlin.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22559>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/new-gtlds-one-third-million/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/new-gtlds-pass-one-third-million.html>

 

NABP announces pharmacy domains

As the registry operator of the new .pharmacy domain, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, under a contract with ICANN, will soon provide a means for identifying safe online pharmacies and resources.

<http://drugstorenews.com/article/nabp-announces-pharmacy-domains-restricted-legitimate-pharmacies-may-be-ready-fall>

 

Continuing to Work in the Public Interest

The new gTLD program is one of the most significant developments in the history of the domain name system and Public Interest Registry is doing its part. We’ve already launched Cyrillic, Hindi and Chinese versions of .org and are working hard to bring .ngo and .ong to serve Non-Governmental Organizations later this fall. However, not all of our time and effort is focused on new domains.

<http://pir.org/continuing-to-work-in-the-public-interest/>

 

The .bzh GeoTLD is On-Line!

After ten years of work, the .bzh GeoTLD is now on-line. Brittany has thus become the first French region to have its own GeoTLD. The .bzh association as backers of the project, and the Regional Council, which has supported the initiative from the start, described the various stages of its deployment in a press conference on Thursday 26 June.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8008/show/the-bzh-geotld-is-on-line.html>

 

.XXX interview: Lessons on premium domains, marketing and more

Stuart Lawley of .XXX domain registry ICM Registry answers questions relevant to new TLD registries.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/xxx-interview/>

 

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Steam phishing attacks exploiting look-alike domain names

An ongoing series of phishing attacks against the Steam gaming community is making effective use of look-alike domains to trick users into surrendering their usernames and passwords. The fraudsters behind these attacks then attempt to bypass Steam's two-factor authentication with a malicious executable that is deceptively named SteamGuard.exe.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html>

 

Fighting cybercrime: Strategic cooperation agreement signed between ENISA and Europol

The heads of ENISA and Europol today signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, to facilitate closer cooperation and exchange of expertise in the fight against cybercrime.

<http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/fighting-cybercrime-strategic-cooperation-agreement-signed-between-enisa-and-europol>

 

Shortage of cybersecurity workers is a problem that will solve itself, study says

Talk to any recruiter in the Washington region and they will tell you cybersecurity jobs are among the most difficult for them to fill. Workers with the right skills are relatively hard to come by, and in a labor market dominated by the federal government and its contractors, they are in especially high demand.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/an-argument-that-the-shortage-of-cyber-workers-is-a-problem-that-will-solve-itself/2014/06/27/dbab364a-fe00-11e3-8176-f2c941cf35f1_story.html>

 

Symantec Launches Initiative to Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

Symantec today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound.

<http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20140624_01>

 

Australian companies hit by increasing number of cyber attacks

Cyber criminals are wreaking havoc with the IT systems of Australian enterprises, with six in 10 companies admitting they have suffered multiple system crashes lasting up to six hours, as the result of distributed denial-of-service attacks in the past year.

<http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html>

 

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Pay No Attention To That Trademark Behind The Curtain

This week’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decision began when a Russian mobile app developer, a Hong Kong-based wall poster company, and a UDRP panelist walked into a bar. Okay, okay – I’ll spare you the sad attempt at an IP joke, but this week’s decision does involve the above-mentioned parties and the domain name ifunny.com.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/23/pay-no-attention-to-that-trademark-behind-the-curtain/>

 

au: Hill & Smith Limited v. LB International Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2014-0008

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Hill & Smith Limited of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ("United Kingdom"), represented by Clayton Utz Solicitors, Australia. The Respondent is LB International Pty Ltd. of Girraween, New South Wales, Australia, self-represented. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The Disputed Domain Name <brifen.com.au> is registered with Domain Central Pty Ltd.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0008>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Akamai Releases First Quarter 2014 'State of the Internet' Report

Akamai Technologies, Inc. ... released its First Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, overall attack traffic, network connectivity/availability issues, and traffic patterns across leading Web properties and digital media providers. The report also includes insight into NTP reflection and WordPress XML-RPC pingback attacks, the status of IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 adoption, and global 4K readiness.

<http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html>

 

Europe Leads With IPv6 Adoption, While DDoS Attacks Decline: Akamai

Europe continues to lead in IPV6 adoption with eight of the top ten countries, the latest Akamai State of the Internet report finds while DDoS attacks decrease by 20 percent quarter-over-quarter, but rise 27 percent year-over-year.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22558>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai.html>

 

UK lags on IPv6 uptake, but broadband adoption rates improving

European nations are leading the way on iPv6 adoption, according to new figures released by internet services firm Akamai, with one notable exception: the UK is conspicuously absent from the list of those leading the adoption of IPv6.

<http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2352298/uk-lags-on-ipv6-uptake-but-broadband-adoption-rates-improving>

 

IPv6 usage is climbing in Europe, while Asian countries are most ready for 4K TV, says study [IDG]

Belgium is leading the world in IPv6 adoption, while South Korea and Japan are most ready for 4K video streaming, according to a report.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/>

 

It's time to get moving on IPv6 rollout [IDG]

As the dwindling number of IPv4 addresses starts to cause problems for organizations around the world, the time has come to roll out IPv6 on a larger scale and leave behind dead-end technologies that delay the inevitable, according to the chief of the regional Internet registry in the Asia-Pacific region.

<http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249396/It_s_time_to_get_moving_on_IPv6_rollout>

<http://www.techworld.com.au/article/548659/no_more_excuses_time_roll_ipv6_says_registry_boss/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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What Google's latest business move means for trademark counsel

The news that Google is to get into the business of selling domain names will send shockwaves through the registrar world. However, the news is not only significant for the domain name industry - should the move greatly increase public awareness of (and engagement with) new gTLDs, it will also lead to an even bigger online world for trademark counsel to police.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=51e5dbc9-c100-47da-ac67-82283ab4f84c>

 

You can’t easily compare Rightside and GoDaddy

Demand Media is getting ready to spin off its domain name business, Rightside. Competitor GoDaddy recently filed its S-1 for an initial public offering.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/you-cant-easily-compare-rightside-and-godaddy/>

 

Is Key Systems running the new Google Registrar?

While the domain and tech industry is abuzz talking about how Google is launching their new own retail registrar in a private beta that is mostly being tested with the help of employees, DNN embarked on the journey to uncover what Google’s technical solution looks liked; and in turn discovered that it appears that the new registrar is built on Key Systems’s RRPProxy – a hosted registrar/reseller solution.

<http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/is-key-systems-running-the-new-google-registrar/24070>

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Facebook Tinkers With Users' Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry

Facebook routinely adjusts its users’ news feeds — testing out the number of ads they see or the size of photos that appear — often without their knowledge. It is all for the purpose, the company says, of creating a more alluring and useful product.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/technology/facebook-tinkers-with-users-emotions-in-news-feed-experiment-stirring-outcry.html>

 

Facebook reveals news feed experiment to control emotions

It already knows whether you are single or dating, the first school you went to and whether you like or loathe Justin Bieber. But now Facebook, the world's biggest social networking site, is facing a storm of protest after it revealed it had discovered how to make users feel happier or sadder with a few computer key strokes.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/29/facebook-users-emotions-news-feeds>

 

Facebook under fire over ‘creepy’ study on users’ emotions [AFP]

Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand “emotional contagion” in a study that has prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/facebook-under-fire-over-creepy-study-on-users-emotions/story-e6frgakx-1226971718517>

 

Should Facebook have experimented on 689,000 users and tried to make them sad?

In a move that has as many people puzzled as outraged, Facebook has published research that involved a deliberate attempt to manipulate the emotional state of 689,000 of its users. Experimenters from Facebook, Cornell University and the University of California, San Francisco conducted experiments over a week period in January 2012 in which they manipulated the contents of users' News Feeds, screening out posts that had emotional content. The results of the study have recently been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

<http://theconversation.com/should-facebook-have-experimented-on-689-000-users-and-tried-to-make-them-sad-28485>

 

Facebook admits manipulating 689,003 users’ emotions in psychology experiment

A new research paper has revealed two startling pieces of information. First, it disclosed that Facebook manipulated the News Feeds of nearly 700,000 English-speaking users in a research study on emotional states. Second, the study (found in PNAS) suggests that emotional contagion can happen without “direct interaction between people.”

<http://www.salon.com/2014/06/29/facebook_admits_it_manipulated_689003_users_emotions_in_psychology_experiment/>

 

Outrage over Facebook experiment

... Netsafe director Martin Cocker said Facebook already organised posts that users see and the study is a extension of that.

<http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/248542/outrage-over-facebook-experiment>

 

Facebook is 69% male and mostly white

Like many of its Silicon Valley peers, Facebook's workforce and management team is overwhelmingly white and male, according to the social media giant's first diversity report.

<http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/26/technology/facebook-diversity/index.html>

 

Like other tech giants, Facebook is very white and very male

Facebook has followed Google and Yahoo in revealing just how diverse its workforce is, and just like the other two tech giants, it’s a whole lot white and a whole lot male.

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369700/like-other-tech-giants-facebook-is-very-white-and-very-male.html>

 

Facebook releases diversity figures: They look a lot like Google’s and Yahoo’s

For the first time ever, Facebook released its workplace diversity figures. The numbers were made public yesterday, in a blog post written by Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams. The company is mostly male, white and Asian.

<http://www.salon.com/2014/06/26/facebook_releases_diversity_figures_they_look_a_lot_like_googles_and_yahoos/>

 

Bing positions itself as go-to destination for Twitter search

Through its exclusive relationship with Twitter, Microsoft said its Bing search engine will provide a front door into Twitter’s timeline.

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369328/bing-positions-itself-as-go-to-destination-for-twitter-search.html>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Aussies, Kiwis keep email and PINs secure, but don't properly dispose bank statements: global study

Aussies and Kiwis are good at ignoring phishing emails and not writing down their personal identification numbers (PINs), but lax when it comes to throwing away paper bank statements, according to the findings of a global study.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/>

 

au: 59% of businesses experienced data loss from malware on unlicensed software: survey

Almost 60 per cent of IT businesses experienced a data loss following a malware attack on unlicensed software in 2013, according to a global survey by BSA The Software Alliance.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548604/59_businesses_experienced_data_loss_from_malware_unlicensed_software_survey/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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E-voting experiments end in Norway amid security fears

Norway is ending trials of e-voting systems used in national and local elections.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28055678>

 

France passes “anti-Amazon” bill aimed at helping small bookstores

French lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday with the goal of helping small bookstores.

<http://www.salon.com/2014/06/27/france_passes_anti_amazon_bill_aimed_at_helping_small_bookstores/>

 

Australian govt releases draft guide to responsible data analytics

The Australian government has released a draft guide to responsible data analytics for agencies and government analysts to help them operate within a safe and acceptable framework as they work to expand their big data capabilities.

<http://www.zdnet.com/australian-govt-releases-draft-guide-to-responsible-data-analytics-7000030996/>

 

Austrian court axes data retention law following EU high court ruling [IDG]

A court in Austria has ruled that the country's data retention law is unconstitutional as it violates fundamental European privacy rights.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/>

 

nz: Internet Party raises interesting points about three-strikes law, copyright

I'm not a fan of the Internet Party on a number of levels, but its draft copyright policy contains a couple of ideas worthy of discussion.

<http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/internet-party-raises-interesting-points-about-three-strikes-law-copyright>

 

Google pays $227,074 of tax in New Zealand

Google Inc is paying more tax in New Zealand than previously but its $227,074 tax bill in 2013 isn’t likely to stress a company with US$15.42 billion of revenue globally in the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

<http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/google-pays-227074-tax-new-zealand-md-158111>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Australia tumbles in Akamai broadband rankings

Australia has fallen in broadband connectivity rankings measured by Akamai, according to the company’s latest State of the Internet report.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548708/australia_tumbles_akamai_broadband_rankings/>

 

Search to unearth Google Australia directors returns '0'

... For the past three weeks, via a dozen phone calls and emails, Google's spokespeople have sworn black and blue that the company ''paid $7.1 million tax'' last year. This had been triple-checked with internal and external parties, and with Ernst & Young, the auditor, too, we were told.

<http://www.smh.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html>

<http://www.watoday.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Australia's average connection speed up 39 percent YoY: Akamai

Akamai Technologies' First Quarter 2014 State of the Internet Report showed that Australia's average connection speed reached 6.0Mbps during the first quarter of 2014.

<http://www.zdnet.com/australias-average-connection-speed-up-39-percent-yoy-akamai-7000030990/>

 

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David Goldstein

 

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

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Countries Scramble for Internet Sovereignty as Icann Shifts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GAC rejects multistakeholderism, tells ICANN to ignore the GNSO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso"><span>http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA 2.0: Ensuring ICANN Accountability and Transparency for the Future<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Steps for setting up your business<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine"><span>http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What&rsquo;s in a Name? How to secure the new Digital Addresses by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Steam phishing attacks exploiting look-alike domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian companies hit by increasing number of cyber attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html"><span>http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai Releases First Quarter 2014 'State of the Internet' Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html"><span>http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Europe Leads With IPv6 Adoption, While DDoS Attacks Decline: Akamai<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Countries Scramble for Internet Sovereignty as Icann Shifts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some governments are urging the US to ensure they retain a role in allocating country-specific Internet address suffixes&mdash; like .de for Germany&mdash; when the US relinquishes its oversight of the body that assigns web addresses as early as next year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Is Fracturing Into Separate Country-Specific Networks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The World Wide Web celebrated its 25th birthday recently. Today the global network serves almost 3 billion people, and hundreds of thousands more join each day. If the Internet were a country, its economy would be among the five largest in the world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/06/internet-fracturing-separate-country-specific-networks/87430/"><span>http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/06/internet-fracturing-separate-country-specific-networks/87430/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clarity emerging on IANA transition by Milton Mueller</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There were three big issues at the London ICANN meeting. The most important was the globalization of IANA; the second was the release of the Expert Working Group (EWG) report on Whois, privacy and future directory services. The least important, but equally contentious was the French revolt over geographical indicator protection in the .WINE/.VIN domain. This article focuses on the critical IANA transition issue; the others will be addressed later.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/28/clarity-emerging-on-iana-transition/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/28/clarity-emerging-on-iana-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Essential Ingredient of Politics Is Timing by Byron Holland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The transition of the IANA contract oversight is, of course, the topic du jour at ICANN 50 in London. From the sessions to the hallway banter, it's the hottest topic I can recall in ICANN's history. It's an inherently over-the-top political topic, merging partisan politics in Washington with Internet governance. On numerous occasions in Singapore, Larry Strickling raised the domestic politicking on the part of the Republican Party regarding the IANA oversight transition, cautioning us of the discourse fuelled by opportunism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140626_the_essential_ingredient_of_politics_is_timing/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140626_the_essential_ingredient_of_politics_is_timing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GAC rejects multistakeholderism, tells ICANN to ignore the GNSO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Governmental Advisory Committee has advised ICANN to do as it&rsquo;s told and stop listening to the views of other stakeholders, on the issue of protection mechanisms for the Red Cross.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso"><span>http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">China Launches Campaign To Control The Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">China's communist government intends to impose on the Internet the same "guiding principles" it currently uses to stifle online dissent within China.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/3487/20140626/china-launches-campaign-control-internet.htm"><span>http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/3487/20140626/china-launches-campaign-control-internet.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is NETmundial a lost opportunity?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Although successful in its own right, NETmundial meeting did not produce any outcome that is implementable inShare5 print msg September 2013. Miffed by the news of surveillance of Brazilian citizens and spying of world leaders by National Security Agency (NSA) of the US, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff cancelled on a meeting with US President Barack Obama.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.informationweek.in/informationweek/perspective/296732/netmundial-lost-opportunity"><span>http://www.informationweek.in/informationweek/perspective/296732/netmundial-lost-opportunity</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GAC Communiqu&eacute; Issued at ICANN Meeting in London<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) today issued its communiqu&eacute; during ICANN's 50th public meeting in London.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-26-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-26-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Contracting Statistics Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 27 June 2014:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-27jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-27jun14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New EE Result Published:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1 Application Completed Extended Evaluation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-27jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-27jun14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Board Chair &amp; CEO on London50<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the conclusion of ICANN's 50th public meeting in London, Board Chairman Stephen Crocker and President and CEO Fadi Chehad&eacute; reflect on its accomplishments and importance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdFslfSmmQc"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdFslfSmmQc</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Notes from ICANN 50 &ndash; June 26<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Timelines get pushed back, constituencies raise their voices, and ICANN sits up to listen &ndash; here is some of the latest coming out of ICANN 50.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/26/notes-from-icann-50-june-26/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/26/notes-from-icann-50-june-26/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Summer of ICANN - On New gTLD Program&rsquo;s Third Anniversary, Webinar Sheds Light On Progress, Role of Program In The Future of Internet Governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">June marks the beginning of summer, at least in the northern hemisphere &ndash; longer days, shorter nights and (depending on your internal thermostat) either life-affirming warmth or misery-inducing heat.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/27/summer-of-icann/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/27/summer-of-icann/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In an unprecedented development, all stakeholder groups and constituencies comprising ICANN&rdquo;s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) unanimously endorsed a joint statement in support of the creation of an independent accountability mechanism &ldquo;that provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community&rdquo;. The statement was read aloud during a June 26th session on the IANA transition process held on the last day of the ICANN 50 public meeting in London.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN 50 Kicks Off in London by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;The temperature in the room is warm and I suspect it will get a whole lot warmer before we are through.&rdquo; So stated ICANN Board Chairman Steve Crocker at the beginning of the Board&rsquo;s interaction with the GNSO Council on the afternoon of Sunday, June 22nd. Yet that dialogue never got beyond lukewarm. Both Crocker and CEO Fadi Chehade made clear that the recently published report of the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services, a complex proposal to replace the current WHOIS registrant data service, was just the beginning of a dialogue with the community &mdash; and that it was premature to begin a Policy Development Process (PDP) based upon it. The main dust-up regarding the EWG report was the omission of a dissent regarding insufficient privacy protections filed by one of the participating experts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-50-kicks-off-in-london/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-50-kicks-off-in-london/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA 2.0: Ensuring ICANN Accountability and Transparency for the Future<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The National Telecommunications and Information Administration&rsquo;s (NTIA) March 14, 2014, announcement proposing the transition of its legacy IANA stewardship role has presented ICANN multi-stakeholder community equal amounts of opportunity and responsibility. We have been handed a singular opportunity to define the terms of any stewardship transition and the fundamental responsibility to get it right.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Call for independent accountability mechanism to oversee ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a rare instance of consensus amongst the GNSO's various stakeholder groups, the leaders of the body&rsquo;s committee today called for the creation of an independent accountability mechanism that &ldquo;provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3e4f785d-2f14-41a6-9433-c47f6c26830c"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3e4f785d-2f14-41a6-9433-c47f6c26830c</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Powerful body that runs Internet backbone mulls future [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/417694/powerful-body-that-runs-internet-backbone-mulls-future"><span>http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/417694/powerful-body-that-runs-internet-backbone-mulls-future</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/06/27/icann-mulls-internets-future"><span>http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/06/27/icann-mulls-internets-future</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NRO response to ICANN call for public comments on Enhancing ICANN&rsquo;s Accountability<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Response from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) to ICANN&rsquo;s Call for Public comments on Enhancing ICANN&rsquo;s Accountability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-call-for-public-comments-on-enhancing-icanns-accountability"><span>http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-call-for-public-comments-on-enhancing-icanns-accountability</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fireworks Erupt at ICANN&rsquo;s London Meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some unexpected fireworks emerged from the 50th public meeting of ICANN, held in London from June 22-26&mdash;fireworks that should be of interest to Congress as it considers the ramifications of the Obama administration&rsquo;s announcement that it does not intend to renew its contract with ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dailysignal.com/2014/06/29/fireworks-erupt-icanns-london-meeting/"><span>http://dailysignal.com/2014/06/29/fireworks-erupt-icanns-london-meeting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Steps for setting up your business<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... If you want to buy a .com.au or .net.au web address you will need to have an ABN. To register your domain name go to the .au Domain Administration Ltd (.auDA) website for links to registrars and resellers, and to confirm current fees and options.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Com Breaks Through The 113.5 Million Domain Mark; Adding 500K Domains In 3 Months<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">According to zone file for the .com registry the number of .Com domain name registrations has passed 113.5 Million domains for the first time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/26/com-breaks-through-the-113-5-million-domain-mark-adding-500k-domains-in-3-months/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/26/com-breaks-through-the-113-5-million-domain-mark-adding-500k-domains-in-3-months/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Infographic: How did .eu do in 2013?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This infographic offers a quick overview of some key performance indicators for the .eu TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jun-2014/infographic-how-did-eu-do-2013"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jun-2014/infographic-how-did-eu-do-2013</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/27/eurid-infographic-2014/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/27/eurid-infographic-2014/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">fi: Newsletter 3/2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name regulation: The legislative proposal on the Code for Information Society and Communications Services is currently being discussed in the Finnish Parliament. The proposal contains possibilities to clarify by means of FICORA's regulation the sections that regulate domain name activities. The possibility to issue regulations concerns both technical specifications and the issues that typically change faster than it is necessary to change legislation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://domain.fi/info/en/index/palveluntarjoajille/newsletter/2014/32014.html"><span>https://domain.fi/info/en/index/palveluntarjoajille/newsletter/2014/32014.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Local content: Expert tasks businesses on .ng adoption<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An Information Technology expert, Mr. Austin Okere, has stressed the need for businesses, particularly small and medium enterprises in Nigeria to embrace the use of the Nigeria&rsquo;s ccTLD, .ng in running their online business activities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/local-content-expert-tasks-businesses-on-ng-adoption/"><span>http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/local-content-expert-tasks-businesses-on-ng-adoption/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">France says that &ldquo;ICANN is no longer the appropriate forum to discuss Internet governance&rdquo; after it failed to win support from other governments for special protections in .wine and .vin gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine"><span>http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Battle gets under way for control of the .eco domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the French government erupted in anger after being denied .vin and .wine this week, another domain name battle was underway over .eco, with a coalition of environmental groups making a bid to control the name and pre-empt its auction to the highest bidder.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/26/battle-dot-eco-domain-name-internet-green-groups"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/26/battle-dot-eco-domain-name-internet-green-groups</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Owning It<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A recent article in AdWeek predicts that, &ldquo;some key trends will push brands to build social media capabilities into their own websites and own, rather than rent, social interaction with their customers.&rdquo;</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">It makes sense for brands to own the raw data about their customers that otherwise would belong to a third-party. Owning data frees brands from changing algorithms and relying on others&rsquo; reports. It also makes sense within what looks like a larger trend of companies taking greater ownership of their digital footprints by owning .BRANDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/25/owning-it/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/25/owning-it/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NetNames: A Fragmented Internet Will Be Better For Business?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over half of Internet users think new domain names will make it easier for them to find things online &ndash; says a survey with a vested interest<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/netnames-2020-internet-will-fragmented-better-business-148133"><span>http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/netnames-2020-internet-will-fragmented-better-business-148133</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What businesses need to know about new domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's no secret that we live and work in an online era. A recent survey found that within five years, the majority (52%) of British consumers think that online presence will be the single most important asset to a brand, ahead of its logo, brand name or even physical presence, such as its shop front or office. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/nominet-partner-zone/new-domain-names-nominet-uk"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/nominet-partner-zone/new-domain-names-nominet-uk</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What&rsquo;s in a Name? How to secure the new Digital Addresses by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Digital marketers are likely aware or are starting to hear about new ideas in the domain space or digital addresses as I like to refer to them in marketing terms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLDs Pass One And A Third Million Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of new gTLD registrations passed one and a third million registrations on 25 June as numbers continue to grow, reaching 1,360, 646 at the end of 29 June according nTLDstats.com, largely on the back of differing promotions for leading gTLDs .xyz and .berlin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22559"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22559</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/new-gtlds-one-third-million/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/new-gtlds-one-third-million/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/new-gtlds-pass-one-third-million.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/new-gtlds-pass-one-third-million.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NABP announces pharmacy domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the registry operator of the new .pharmacy domain, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, under a contract with </span><span>ICANN</span><span lang="EN">, will soon provide a means for identifying safe online pharmacies and resources.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://drugstorenews.com/article/nabp-announces-pharmacy-domains-restricted-legitimate-pharmacies-may-be-ready-fall"><span>http://drugstorenews.com/article/nabp-announces-pharmacy-domains-restricted-legitimate-pharmacies-may-be-ready-fall</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Continuing to Work in the Public Interest<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new gTLD program is one of the most significant developments in the history of the domain name system and Public Interest Registry is doing its part. We&rsquo;ve already launched Cyrillic, Hindi and Chinese versions of .org and are working hard to bring .ngo and .ong to serve Non-Governmental Organizations later this fall. However, not all of our time and effort is focused on new domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://pir.org/continuing-to-work-in-the-public-interest/"><span>http://pir.org/continuing-to-work-in-the-public-interest/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .bzh GeoTLD is On-Line!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After ten years of work, the .bzh GeoTLD is now on-line. Brittany has thus become the first French region to have its own GeoTLD. The .bzh association as backers of the project, and the Regional Council, which has supported the initiative from the start, described the various stages of its deployment in a press conference on Thursday 26 June.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8008/show/the-bzh-geotld-is-on-line.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8008/show/the-bzh-geotld-is-on-line.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.XXX interview: Lessons on premium domains, marketing and more<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stuart Lawley of .XXX domain registry ICM Registry answers questions relevant to new TLD registries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/xxx-interview/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/xxx-interview/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Steam phishing attacks exploiting look-alike domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An ongoing series of phishing attacks against the Steam gaming community is making effective use of look-alike domains to trick users into surrendering their usernames and passwords. The fraudsters behind these attacks then attempt to bypass Steam's two-factor authentication with a malicious executable that is deceptively named SteamGuard.exe.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fighting cybercrime: Strategic cooperation agreement signed between ENISA and Europol<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">The heads of ENISA and Europol today signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Europol&rsquo;s headquarters in The Hague, to facilitate closer cooperation and exchange of expertise in the fight against cybercrime.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/fighting-cybercrime-strategic-cooperation-agreement-signed-between-enisa-and-europol"><span>http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/fighting-cybercrime-strategic-cooperation-agreement-signed-between-enisa-and-europol</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shortage of cybersecurity workers is a problem that will solve itself, study says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Talk to any recruiter in the Washington region and they will tell you cybersecurity jobs are among the most difficult for them to fill. Workers with the right skills are relatively hard to come by, and in a labor market dominated by the federal government and its contractors, they are in especially high demand.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/an-argument-that-the-shortage-of-cyber-workers-is-a-problem-that-will-solve-itself/2014/06/27/dbab364a-fe00-11e3-8176-f2c941cf35f1_story.html"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/an-argument-that-the-shortage-of-cyber-workers-is-a-problem-that-will-solve-itself/2014/06/27/dbab364a-fe00-11e3-8176-f2c941cf35f1_story.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Symantec Launches Initiative to Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Symantec today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20140624_01"><span>http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20140624_01</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian companies hit by increasing number of cyber attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber criminals are wreaking havoc with the IT systems of Australian enterprises, with six in 10 companies admitting they have suffered multiple system crashes lasting up to six hours, as the result of distributed denial-of-service attacks in the past year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html"><span>http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pay No Attention To That Trademark Behind The Curtain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week&rsquo;s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decision began when a Russian mobile app developer, a Hong Kong-based wall poster company, and a UDRP panelist walked into a bar. Okay, okay &ndash; I&rsquo;ll spare you the sad attempt at an IP joke, but this week&rsquo;s decision does involve the above-mentioned parties and the domain name ifunny.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/23/pay-no-attention-to-that-trademark-behind-the-curtain/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/23/pay-no-attention-to-that-trademark-behind-the-curtain/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Hill &amp; Smith Limited v. LB International Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2014-0008</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Hill &amp; Smith Limited of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ("United Kingdom"), represented by Clayton Utz Solicitors, Australia. The Respondent is LB International Pty Ltd. of Girraween, New South Wales, Australia, self-represented. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The Disputed Domain Name &lt;brifen.com.au&gt; is registered with Domain Central Pty Ltd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0008"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0008</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai Releases First Quarter 2014 'State of the Internet' Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai Technologies, Inc. </span><span>... </span><span lang="EN">released its First Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform&trade;, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, overall attack traffic, network connectivity/availability issues, and traffic patterns across leading Web properties and digital media providers. The report also includes insight into NTP reflection and WordPress XML-RPC pingback attacks, the status of IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 adoption, and global 4K readiness.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html"><span>http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Europe Leads With IPv6 Adoption, While DDoS Attacks Decline: Akamai<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Europe continues to lead in IPV6 adoption with eight of the top ten countries, the latest Akamai State of the Internet report finds while DDoS attacks decrease by 20 percent quarter-over-quarter, but rise 27 percent year-over-year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22558"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22558</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UK lags on IPv6 uptake, but broadband adoption rates improving<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European nations are leading the way on iPv6 adoption, according to new figures released by internet services firm Akamai, with one notable exception: the UK is conspicuously absent from the list of those leading the adoption of IPv6.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2352298/uk-lags-on-ipv6-uptake-but-broadband-adoption-rates-improving"><span>http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2352298/uk-lags-on-ipv6-uptake-but-broadband-adoption-rates-improving</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv6 usage is climbing in Europe, while Asian countries are most ready for 4K TV, says study [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Belgium is leading the world in IPv6 adoption, while South Korea and Japan are most ready for 4K video streaming, according to a report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's time to get moving on IPv6 rollout [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the dwindling number of IPv4 addresses starts to cause problems for organizations around the world, the time has come to roll out IPv6 on a larger scale and leave behind dead-end technologies that delay the inevitable, according to the chief of the regional Internet registry in the Asia-Pacific region.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249396/It_s_time_to_get_moving_on_IPv6_rollout"><span>http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249396/It_s_time_to_get_moving_on_IPv6_rollout</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techworld.com.au/article/548659/no_more_excuses_time_roll_ipv6_says_registry_boss/"><span>http://www.techworld.com.au/article/548659/no_more_excuses_time_roll_ipv6_says_registry_boss/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What Google's latest business move means for trademark counsel <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The news that Google is to get into the business of selling domain names will send shockwaves through the registrar world. However, the news is not only significant for the domain name industry - should the move greatly increase public awareness of (and engagement with) new gTLDs, it will also lead to an even bigger online world for trademark counsel to police.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=51e5dbc9-c100-47da-ac67-82283ab4f84c"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=51e5dbc9-c100-47da-ac67-82283ab4f84c</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You can&rsquo;t easily compare Rightside and GoDaddy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Demand Media is getting ready to spin off its domain name business, Rightside. Competitor GoDaddy recently filed its S-1 for an initial public offering.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/you-cant-easily-compare-rightside-and-godaddy/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/you-cant-easily-compare-rightside-and-godaddy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is Key Systems running the new Google Registrar?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While the domain and tech industry is abuzz talking about how Google is launching their new own retail registrar in a private beta that is mostly being tested with the help of employees, DNN embarked on the journey to uncover what Google&rsquo;s technical solution looks liked; and in turn discovered that it appears that the new registrar is built on Key Systems&rsquo;s RRPProxy &ndash; a hosted registrar/reseller solution.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/is-key-systems-running-the-new-google-registrar/24070"><span>http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/is-key-systems-running-the-new-google-registrar/24070</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook Tinkers With Users' Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook routinely adjusts its users&rsquo; news feeds &mdash; testing out the number of ads they see or the size of photos that appear &mdash; often without their knowledge. It is all for the purpose, the company says, of creating a more alluring and useful product.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/technology/facebook-tinkers-with-users-emotions-in-news-feed-experiment-stirring-outcry.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/technology/facebook-tinkers-with-users-emotions-in-news-feed-experiment-stirring-outcry.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook reveals news feed experiment to control emotions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It already knows whether you are single or dating, the first school you went to and whether you like or loathe Justin Bieber. But now Facebook, the world's biggest social networking site, is facing a storm of protest after it revealed it had discovered how to make users feel happier or sadder with a few computer key strokes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/29/facebook-users-emotions-news-feeds"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/29/facebook-users-emotions-news-feeds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook under fire over &lsquo;creepy&rsquo; study on users&rsquo; emotions [AFP]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand &ldquo;emotional contagion&rdquo; in a study that has prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/facebook-under-fire-over-creepy-study-on-users-emotions/story-e6frgakx-1226971718517"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/facebook-under-fire-over-creepy-study-on-users-emotions/story-e6frgakx-1226971718517</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Should Facebook have experimented on 689,000 users and tried to make them sad?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a move that has as many people puzzled as outraged, Facebook has published research that involved a deliberate attempt to manipulate the emotional state of 689,000 of its users. Experimenters from Facebook, Cornell University and the University of California, San Francisco conducted experiments over a week period in January 2012 in which they manipulated the contents of users' News Feeds, screening out posts that had emotional content. The results of the study have recently been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://theconversation.com/should-facebook-have-experimented-on-689-000-users-and-tried-to-make-them-sad-28485"><span>http://theconversation.com/should-facebook-have-experimented-on-689-000-users-and-tried-to-make-them-sad-28485</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook admits manipulating 689,003 users&rsquo; emotions in psychology experiment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new research paper has revealed two startling pieces of information. First, it disclosed that Facebook manipulated the News Feeds of nearly 700,000 English-speaking users in a research study on emotional states. Second, the study (found in PNAS) suggests that emotional contagion can happen without &ldquo;direct interaction between people.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/06/29/facebook_admits_it_manipulated_689003_users_emotions_in_psychology_experiment/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/06/29/facebook_admits_it_manipulated_689003_users_emotions_in_psychology_experiment/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Outrage over Facebook experiment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Netsafe director Martin Cocker said Facebook already organised posts that users see and the study is a extension of that.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/248542/outrage-over-facebook-experiment"><span>http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/248542/outrage-over-facebook-experiment</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook is 69% male and mostly white<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Like many of its Silicon Valley peers, Facebook's workforce and management team is overwhelmingly white and male, according to the social media giant's first diversity report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/26/technology/facebook-diversity/index.html"><span>http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/26/technology/facebook-diversity/index.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Like other tech giants, Facebook is very white and very male<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook has followed Google and Yahoo in revealing just how diverse its workforce is, and just like the other two tech giants, it&rsquo;s a whole lot white and a whole lot male.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369700/like-other-tech-giants-facebook-is-very-white-and-very-male.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369700/like-other-tech-giants-facebook-is-very-white-and-very-male.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook releases diversity figures: They look a lot like Google&rsquo;s and Yahoo&rsquo;s<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the first time ever, Facebook released its workplace diversity figures. The numbers were made public yesterday, in a blog post written by Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams. The company is mostly male, white and Asian.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/06/26/facebook_releases_diversity_figures_they_look_a_lot_like_googles_and_yahoos/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/06/26/facebook_releases_diversity_figures_they_look_a_lot_like_googles_and_yahoos/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bing positions itself as go-to destination for Twitter search<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Through its exclusive relationship with Twitter, Microsoft said its Bing search engine will provide a front door into Twitter&rsquo;s timeline.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369328/bing-positions-itself-as-go-to-destination-for-twitter-search.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369328/bing-positions-itself-as-go-to-destination-for-twitter-search.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Aussies, Kiwis keep email and PINs secure, but don't properly dispose bank statements: global study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Aussies and Kiwis are good at ignoring phishing emails and not writing down their personal identification numbers (PINs), but lax when it comes to throwing away paper bank statements, according to the findings of a global study.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: 59% of businesses experienced data loss from malware on unlicensed software: survey</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Almost 60 per cent of IT businesses experienced a data loss following a malware attack on unlicensed software in 2013, according to a global survey by BSA The Software Alliance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548604/59_businesses_experienced_data_loss_from_malware_unlicensed_software_survey/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548604/59_businesses_experienced_data_loss_from_malware_unlicensed_software_survey/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">E-voting experiments end in Norway amid security fears<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Norway is ending trials of e-voting systems used in national and local elections.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28055678"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28055678</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">France passes &ldquo;anti-Amazon&rdquo; bill aimed at helping small bookstores<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">French lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday with the goal of helping small bookstores.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/06/27/france_passes_anti_amazon_bill_aimed_at_helping_small_bookstores/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/06/27/france_passes_anti_amazon_bill_aimed_at_helping_small_bookstores/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian govt releases draft guide to responsible data analytics<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian government has released a draft guide to responsible data analytics for agencies and government analysts to help them operate within a safe and acceptable framework as they work to expand their big data capabilities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/australian-govt-releases-draft-guide-to-responsible-data-analytics-7000030996/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/australian-govt-releases-draft-guide-to-responsible-data-analytics-7000030996/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Austrian court axes data retention law following EU high court ruling [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A court in Austria has ruled that the country's data retention law is unconstitutional as it violates fundamental European privacy rights.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Internet Party raises interesting points about three-strikes law, copyright<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I'm not a fan of the Internet Party on a number of levels, but its draft copyright policy contains a couple of ideas worthy of discussion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/internet-party-raises-interesting-points-about-three-strikes-law-copyright"><span>http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/internet-party-raises-interesting-points-about-three-strikes-law-copyright</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google pays $227,074 of tax in New Zealand<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Inc is paying more tax in New Zealand than previously but its $227,074 tax bill in 2013 isn&rsquo;t likely to stress a company with US$15.42 billion of revenue globally in the quarter ended March 31, 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/google-pays-227074-tax-new-zealand-md-158111"><span>http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/google-pays-227074-tax-new-zealand-md-158111</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia tumbles in Akamai broadband rankings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia has fallen in broadband connectivity rankings measured by Akamai, according to the company&rsquo;s latest State of the Internet report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548708/australia_tumbles_akamai_broadband_rankings/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548708/australia_tumbles_akamai_broadband_rankings/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Search to unearth Google Australia directors returns '0'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... For the past three weeks, via a dozen phone calls and emails, Google's spokespeople have sworn black and blue that the company ''paid $7.1 million tax'' last year. This had been triple-checked with internal and external parties, and with Ernst &amp; Young, the auditor, too, we were told.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.watoday.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html"><span>http://www.watoday.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia's average connection speed up 39 percent YoY: Akamai<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai Technologies' First Quarter 2014 State of the Internet Report showed that Australia's average connection speed reached 6.0Mbps during the first quarter of 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/australias-average-connection-speed-up-39-percent-yoy-akamai-7000030990/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/australias-average-connection-speed-up-39-percent-yoy-akamai-7000030990/</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
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auDA Domain News - 23 June

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Internet Governance: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation by Daniel Sepulveda

<http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html>

 

Life begins at 50: keeping the Internet unified, open, and inclusive by Neelie KROES

<https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive>

 

Net regulator: Push for govts to control web will be ‘dead on arrival’ [AFP]

<http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/>

 

Working with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet>

 

When New TLDs Meet Legacy TLDs

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/>

 

All New gTLD Registrations Should be Subject to Sunrise Periods – Even Reserved Names.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/>

 

Brands ponder their future role in the ICANN environment

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2>

 

Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

<http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice>

 

France lashes out at internet naming body Icann

<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html>

 

Wine makers fight new website suffixes

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845>

 

Governments in combative mood over gTLD safeguard mechanisms

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6>

 

au: Domain squatting mummy blogger: ‘This was one of the worst days of my life’

<http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617>

 

au: How to protect your business online

<http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html>

 

 

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Internet Governance: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation by Daniel Sepulveda

One of the issues at the center of discussions over the future of Internet governance is how multilateral and multistakeholder institutions with an interest in working on Internet-related issues can coexist without duplication or conflict and without threatening to undermine the Internet and its promise. In an ideal world, each would learn from the other, and the activity of one would only add value to the other.

<http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html>

 

Life begins at 50: keeping the Internet unified, open, and inclusive by Neelie KROES

I and many others recently met to discuss the future of global Internet governance at the NETmundial conference in Brazil. Next week is the next milestone in the roadmap we set out there: the 50th meeting of ICANN, and the High Level Governmental Meeting of ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee on Monday 23rd. I thank the UK government and Minister Ed Vaizey for hosting such significant events in Europe, and would like to remind you all – colleagues, friends, stakeholders and Internet users of all kinds – why this is important.

<https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive>

 

Net regulator: Push for govts to control web will be ‘dead on arrival’ [AFP]

The head of the Internet regulator says a push from China and Russia for governments to control the web will be “dead on arrival” but that he hopes a consensus will emerge before the United States cedes its oversight role.

<http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/>

<http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/icann-says-the-push-for-government-control-is-dead-544399>

<http://news.ph.msn.com/lifestyle/net-regulator-says-push-for-government-control-is-dead-11>

 

Working with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling

Three years ago this month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) endorsed a set of principles that encouraged its members to implement policies that call for a common approach to Internet policymaking that center on ensuring the openness of the Internet. The Internet Policymaking Principles (IPPs) include many of the same principles the United States has long advocated in its approach to Internet policymaking, standards and governance including calls to ensure the openness of the Internet, protect and promote the free flow of information on the Internet, and use of the multistakeholder approach to tackle Internet policy challenges.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet>

 

Why Brazil may rule the Internet

Cruising the World Wide Web has been an American adventure from the start, with the United States and its tech community in the driver's seat, dominating in terms of users, technology and policymaking. Now it's time to start sharing the wheel.

<http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/06/20/ozy-brazil-internet/11084053/>

 

Setting the 2015 WSIS+10 Review on the Right Track by Kathryn C. Brown, President and CEO, and Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director, Public Policy Partnerships, Internet Society

Nine years ago, the Tunis Agenda recognized that there are respective roles and responsibilities in shaping the evolution and use of the Internet, not only for governments, but also for civil society, the private sector, and the academic and technical communities.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2014/06/setting-2015-wsis10-review-right-track>

 

Markus Kummer named to new ISOC position to strengthen the IGF

Markus Kummer recently announced his decision to depart the Internet Society following the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in September. For his remaining time with ISOC, he has accepted a new role as Senior Vice President, with a focus on further strengthening the IGF.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/institutional-public-policy/2014/06/markus-kummer-named-new-isoc-position-strengthen-igf>

 

CENTR Paper: A primer for ccTLDs on Internet governance and the ITU

CENTR has published a paper on the ITU’s role and ambitions in the Internet Governance space. If you ever wondered what the ITU does, why this could be relevant (for ccTLDs) and what you could do to contribute, than this paper is for you.

<https://centr.org/news/06-16-2014/3545/centr-paper-primer-cctlds-internet-governance-and-itu>

 

IANA Oversight Transition Coordination Group: Adiel Akplogan and Paul Wilson Selected as NRO Representatives

Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled.

<http://www.nro.net/news/iana-oversight-transition-coordination-group-adiel-akplogan-and-paul-wilson-selected-as-nro-representatives>

 

Making ICANN History in the Shadow of the Magna Carta by Steve DelBianco

Two miles (and a short Tube ride) from where ICANN is gathering in London, rests an original copy of the Magna Carta, which introduced the concept of imposing limits on the powers of the king. I'm taking the proximity of this icon of constitutional history as a good omen for our task: to create a charter to limit ICANN's powers and enhance its accountability, in the wake of the U.S. Government's decision to terminate its legacy role.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140622_making_icann_history_in_the_shadow_of_the_magna_carta/>

 

ICANN Bends to Community Pushback, Takes More Neutral IANA Transition Role

ICANN executed an about-face June 6, taking a more neutral role on a number of important particulars in its suggested process for developing a proposal to transition the NTIA's contractual oversight role over critical IANA functions.

<http://www.bna.com/icann-bends-community-n17179891420/>

 

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Universal Acceptance of TLDs Draft Roadmap

Purpose (Brief): To solicit community comment on draft roadmap for the Universal Acceptance Initiative.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-18-en>

 

RSSAC Restructure Update and Statement on RSSAC 001 and 002

ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) continues to make progress on its restructuring efforts. Since ICANN 49 in Singapore:

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-22-en>

 

Update on Root Zone Label Generation Rule Generation Panel Formation

As we approach ICANN 50, ICANN is pleased to share the steady momentum of the development on the formation of Generation Panels for developing the script proposals.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-21-en>

 

Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1 (MSR-1) for the Development of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone

To support IDN labels in the root zone, the ICANN community, at the direction of the Board, undertook several projects to study and make recommendations on their viability and delegation. One of these projects is the implementation of the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels (the Procedure) allowing for the development of Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone. The LGR for the Root Zone is a mechanism for creating and maintaining rules with respect to IDN labels for the root.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-20-en>

 

Experienced Internet Veterans Return to ICANN to Support Global Engagement and Technical Excellence

ICANN today announced that it is has named David Conrad to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Anne-Rachel Inné to the role of VP, Government Engagement – Geneva.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-20-en>

 

Keith Besgrove, First Assistant Secretary, Digital Services | Department of Communications, Government of Australia, to Stephen Crocker

Australian Government Position on .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-2014-06-20-en>

 

Susan Payne, Head of Legal Policy | Valideus, to Akram Atallah

Feedback on New gTLD application round

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/payne-to-atallah-2014-06-18-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Lawrence Strickling

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-strickling-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Bruce Parkes

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-parkes-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Axelle Lemair

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-lemair-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Neelie Kroes

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-kroes-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Victor Calvo-Sotelo Ibanez-Martin

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-ibanez-martin-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Nuno Crato

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-crato-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Keith Besgrove

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-besgrove-2014-06-21-en>

 

Nuno Crato, Minister of Education and Science | Government of Portugal, to the ICANN Board

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crato-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en>

 

Axelle Lemaire, La Secretaire D'Etat Chargee Du Numerique | France, to the ICANN Board

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/lemaire-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en>

 

Akram Atallah, President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Michael Menis

Re: Community Objections filed by Hotel Consumer Protection Coalition

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/atallah-to-menis-2014-06-18-en>

 

Victor Calvo-Sotelo Ibáñez-Martín, Secretario de Estado de Telecomunicaciones y para la Sociedad de la Información | Government of Spain, to Fadi Chehadé, Stephen Crocker, and Cherine Chalaby

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibanez-martin-to-chehade-2014-06-17-en>

 

Neelie Kroes, Vice President | European Commission, to the ICANN Board

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/kroes-to-icann-board-2014-06-17-en>

 

ICANN CEO wants to make progress on US split at London meeting [IDG]

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé hopes to make progress on the split with the U.S. government and convince critics that the organization is on the right track when it meets in London next week.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/>

 

Commonwealth Forum looks at key Internet development issues

Pre-ICANN, London’s Hilton Metropole hotel is already swarming with Domain Name System activities. One of them is the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s Commonwealth DNS Forum 2014.

<http://post.milathan.com/commonwealth-forum-looks-at-key-internet-development-issues/>

 

The London meeting that could shape the future of the internet by Catherine Easton, Lecturer, Law School at Lancaster University

ICANN is holding its 50th public meeting in London from June 22. An international crowd spanning business, politics and civil society will be meeting across 60 events to try to reach agreements on some important issues about the shape of the internet. The summit comes at a time of great change for internet governance and some very important issues are on the table.

<http://theconversation.com/the-london-meeting-that-could-shape-the-future-of-the-internet-28278>

 

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fr: New TLDs and the 50/50 law

The June 2014 AFNIC Industry Report on Domain Names focuses on verifying the 50/50 law using examples.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7979/show/new-tlds-and-the-50-50-law.html>

 

ie: Deadline looms for SMEs applying to IEDR’s 2014 OPTIMISE e-commerce fund

Fifteen companies can each win prizes of 10 days of professional consultancy, training and development, from a total fund of €150,000, in this year’s IEDR sponsored OPTIMISE Awards programme The closing date for the awards, made to companies that want to improve their e-commerce capabilities, is the 27th June 2014.

<https://www.iedr.ie/2014/06/deadline-looms-smes-applying-iedrs-2014-optimise-e-commerce-fund/>

 

The.nlyst 14 now out: What’s happening at ICANN?

The internet is kept working by various organisations that the average user knows little or nothing about. One of them is ICANN, a very important organisation for SIDN. ICANN is the body that, through IANA, administers the root.

<https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-14-now-out-whats-happening-at-icann/>

 

nz: NetHui programme promises exciting and interesting event

NetHui 2014 continues to come together as more announcements can be made about the programme. This year’s major panel will be made up of some of Oceania’s brightest minds discussing the future of the Internet in keeping with this year’s theme of the Next 25 Years of the Internet.

<https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/NetHui-programme-promises-exciting-and-interesting-event>

 

vn: Domain-name trade continues despite lack of legal framework

Only 20 percent of Vietnamese businesses have domain names, which opens up opportunities for businesses dealing in domain name trading.

<http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/105547/domain-name-trade-continues-despite-lack-of-legal-framework.html>

 

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When New TLDs Meet Legacy TLDs

The average Internet user is surely familiar with that twinge of annoyance felt when confronted by a red error message after typing an incorrect email address or password. But annoyance could turn to technologically fueled rage if email addresses containing new TLDs are incompatible with the sites users are trying to access.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/>

 

All New gTLD Registrations Should be Subject to Sunrise Periods – Even Reserved Names.

Planning to register your trademark as a domain name during a Sunrise Period only to find out that the registration appears on a Reserved Names list? There are a number of reasons why a domain that matches your trademark is appearing on a Reserved Names list.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/>

 

Singular and plural strings: OK or no way?

Singular and plural versions of the same string continue to be a possible thorn in ICANN’s new gTLD program’s side. Today, at the London ICANN meeting, governments used the HOTEL/HOTELS example to reiterate their position against allowing these potential clashes to happen.

<http://post.milathan.com/singular-and-plural-strings-ok-or-no-way/>

 

ICANN overturns new gTLD objection decision!

ICANN has overturned a Community Objection decision, allowing a .med new gTLD applicant back into the game, after a Request for Reconsideration from the applicant.

<http://domainincite.com/16941-icann-overturns-new-gtld-objection-decision>

 

Brands ponder their future role in the ICANN environment

Today’s Brand Registry Group (BRG) session, hosted at London’s ICANN meeting, was designed to introduce the membership organisation to current ‘.brand’ applicants and those awaiting the second round of gTLDs. Looking ahead, though, a central issue that it needs to address is the nature of its relationship with ICANN.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2>

 

Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

The new gTLD applications for .wine and .vin are now live again, raising the ire of European governments.

<http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice>

 

France lashes out at internet naming body Icann

France has launched a strong attack on the US-based international body that governs internet addresses, calling its decision-making “totally opaque” and saying a move to assign domain names for wine could threaten talks on a new transatlantic trade deal.

<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html>

 

.WINE & .VIN domain names : a strange story

As the founding member of Project dotVinum for Wine Registries - a story which started in 2010 - I am just amazed by what I read in the press at the moment. If ICANN had done serious international communication about new gTLDs and not just a simple video posted on its blog, the situation about .WINE & .VIN would certainly not be the one it is today.

<http://blog.guillon.com/2014/06/wine-vin-domain-names-strange-story.html>

 

Wine makers fight new website suffixes

EUROPEAN wine producers, together with their Californian and Australian counterparts, are fighting a rearguard action to prevent the introduction of internet domain names such as. vin and. wine.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845>

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes/story-fnay3ubk-1226963403707>

 

Wine industry bodies prepare for battle as ".wine" domains are approved. [AFP]

The international wine industry and the French are preparing to go into battle with the internet over the ".vin" and ".wine" domain name suffixes.

<http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/wine-domain-name-battle-looms>

 

Governments in combative mood over gTLD safeguard mechanisms

With ICANN’s London meeting underway, governments have wasted no time in resulting hostilities over the availability of additional safeguards for geographical indicators (GIs) in the ‘.wine’ and ‘.vin’ strings.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6>

 

Is Your New TLD Protected Against Phishing and Malware? by Jeff Neuman

Until now, the criminals behind malware and phishing have had only 22 TLDs to abuse -- names like .com, .net or .org. But with hundreds of new TLDs entering the marketplace, e.g. .buzz, .email, and .shop, there are many more targets than ever... What can attackers do with domain names?

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140619_is_your_new_tld_protected_against_phishing_and_malware/>

 

ICANN frustrated with delay in approval of .africa TLD [IDG]

ICANN has expressed frustration with the Independent Review Panel for the new gTLDs, after African Union Commission complaints of delays in approving the .africa TLD and marginalization the region's concerns.

<http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/internet/3526061/icann-frustrated-with-delay-in-approval-of-africa-tld/>

<http://www.itworld.com/internet/423791/icann-frustrated-delay-approval-africa-tld>

 

How .cymru and .wales will work - rules and processes published today

Welsh businesses and individuals can stand out from the online crowd now that .cymru and .wales have got the official go-ahead. For those keen to promote their association with Brand Wales, we are publishing the rules and processes for these two new domains today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals, and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/how-cymru-and-wales-will-work-rules-and-processes-published-today>

 

How our new domain names will work

Rules and processes for .cymru and .wales published todayOur new domains for Wales are coming this September and we are publishing the rules and processes for .cymru and .wales today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/how-our-new-domain-names-will-work>

 

.Website Debuts Next Week on a New gTLD Battlefield That is Getting Bloodier With Each Passing Day

While the vast majority of new gTLDs being released are aimed at a specific segment of the overall Internet user base (extensions like .club, .photography and .berlin for instance), a relatively small number will try to compete directly on .com's turf as a generic catch-all that covers any base. .XYZ and .link are already trying to plow that ground and another one arrives next week when .website debuts with the start of its Sunrise stage for trademark owners on Tuesday, June 24 (their land rush begins August 26 followed by General Availability Sept. 17) .

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140619.htm>

 

Giving Away Domain Names; Does it Help?

Publisher’s Note: After learning about the .Berlin free domain name offer (now discontinued), I reached out to 101Domain’s Joe Alagna to discuss the strategy of giving gTLD domain names for free. Some people speculate that it is a bad sign for the gTLD program, and I asked Joe to share his insight.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/giving-away-domain-names-help/>

 

Private auction update .fashion win

Minds + Machines ... is delighted to announce that following the recent private auctions among new TLD applicants for .cricket, .fashion, .pizza, .restaurant, .coupon and immo, the Group has secured the uncontested application rights for .fashion.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/06/795/>

 

NCC Group brings .trust to the internet

NCC Group has today announced its plans for .trust, a unique gTLD that aims to provide a safer and more trustworthy internet for both businesses and consumers.

<https://www.nccgroup.com/en/news-and-events/news/2014/06/ncc-group-brings-trust-to-the-internet/>

 

Will A New gTLD Make The Internet A Safer Place?

Describing the internet as the new Wild West, NCC Group hopes to create a secure “gated community” through a new gTLD, aptly named .trust.

<http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/06/20/will-a-new-gtld-make-the-internet-a-safer-place/>

 

Is That Site Secure? Look for the .Trust Domain

How do you know if a website is trustworthy? You can look for the little lock icon in the URL bar, or avoid clicking links from unknown sources, but even the most tech-savvy person can sometimes find it difficult to decipher between real and malicious websites.

<http://uk.pcmag.com/news/33464/is-that-site-secure-look-for-the-trust-domain>

 

dotParis Launch

.paris was officially launched to the world this week at a prestigious event held by the Ville de Paris at the Eiffel Tower. NetNames was there as one of only 4 accredited registrars to help the first 100 ambassdors or pioneers go online with this geoTLD.

<http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/06/dotparis-launch/>

 

Vistaprint may have just delayed .Web by filing an Independent Review

Vistaprint is the latest new TLD applicant to invoke the Independent Review process regarding an application.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/20/vistaprint-may-have-just-delayed-web-by-filing-an-independent-review/>

 

Almost 4,000 .Berlin Domains Deleted

I was just reviewing RegistrarStats.com and noticed at 3,933 we deleted yesterday at the registry.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/almost-4000-berlin-domains-deleted/>

 

.vlaanderen and .brussels delegated

Today, 18 June 2014, ICANN announced that .vlaanderen and .brussels have been delegated. This means they are added to the DNS root zone.

<http://dns.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-delegated>

 

I Don’t Get Why France Thinks Special Protections Should be Granted To One Product On Earth, Wine

I have been following the .Wine/ .Vin issue for what seems like years now. I get why Wine makers from Napa and France and Italy and Germany are concerned about the .Wine New gTLD and .Vin New gTLD.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/22/why-france-thinks-special-protections-should-be-granted-to-one-product-on-earth-wine/>

 

1st Day Of New gTLD Launches .Community 2,206; .Cards 1,027; .Catering 854; .Cleaning 751

For new gTLD launched yesterday and the total registrations for all four of Donuts strings after the 1st day of general availability came under 5,000 registrations including Sunrise and Early Access Program registrations.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/19/1st-day-of-new-gtld-launches-community-2206-cards-1027-catering-854-cleaning-751/>

 

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Cyber Security: The German Federal Government Must Strengthen Trust in the Internet

eco Director of Policy and Law, Oliver Süme, on the changes to the organizational structure of the Federal Ministry for the Interior, in the topic area Cyber Security

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/cyber-security-the-german-federal-government-must-strengthen-trust-in-the-internet.html>

 

Criminals launch mass phishing attacks against online dating sites

Criminals are running massive dedicated phishing campaigns against online dating sites, marking an interesting – but not unusual – shift in focus from the traditional phishing targets such as banks and other financial institutions. The most recent attack used a single compromised website to host hundreds of fraudulent PHP scripts, most of which were designed to steal usernames and passwords from users of the most popular dating sites.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/18/criminals-launch-mass-phishing-attacks-against-online-dating-sites.html>

 

Cyberattack on Hong Kong Vote Was Among Largest Ever, Security Chief Says

The online voting platform for the unofficial referendum now underway on Hong Kong’s political future has been subjected to one of the most severe cyberattacks of its kind ever seen, according to the head of the Internet security company tasked with protecting it.

<http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/cyberattack-on-hong-kong-vote-was-among-largest-ever-security-chief-says/>

 

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Poses Threat in Singapore

Singapore’s ability to fight a rising threat from hackers is hindered by a skills shortage and lack of awareness among companies, according to the computer security firm that runs a state-supported training center.

<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-22/cybersecurity-skills-shortage-looms-in-singapore-southeast-asia.html>

 

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Hell Hath No Fury Like An IT Technician Scorned

In what sounds more like a soap opera than an intellectual property dispute, the UDRP panelist in this week’s National Arbitration Forum (NAF) decision ordered the domain krsattys-riv.com to be transferred from the respondent to the complainant, a California law firm known as Kinkle, Rodiger and Spriggs. The firm actually owned the domain at issue here but was undergoing a rebranding effort, which involved changing its domain name to a simplified version: krs-law.com. However, the firm wanted to maintain the old domain since it was still used by many clients and their billing systems.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/16/hell-hath-no-fury-like-an-it-technician-scorned/>

 

au: Domain squatting mummy blogger: ‘This was one of the worst days of my life’

The owner of a Queensland blog at the centre of a row about the domain squatting of rival sites has posted a video apology, claiming that she had been given bad advice.

<http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617>

 

au: How to protect your business online

... Is this illegal? No, simply registering domain names that are similar to another business’s domain name, does not breach current Australian law. However, there are other serious considerations, including: ustralian Domain Name Authority (auDA) policy applies to all .au domains and all Australian domain holders. Australian domain names may only be registered to Australian businesses.

<http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html>

<http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2365429/how-to-protect-your-business-online/>

 

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Baby steps and big differences in address transfer market by Brenden Kuerbis

A debate is occurring on the ARIN PPML whether or not to remove needs analysis from small address transfers. Draft policy 2014-14, originally authored by an individual affiliated with an IP address brokerage, proposes

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/20/baby-steps-and-big-differences-in-address-transfer-market/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Black Rain and Trademark Policy: Report from INTA Hong Kong by Philip Corwin

... That black rain would become a metaphor for the coming deluge of Internet-related trademark law and policy proposals that could arrive as a vast storm front in the next two years. The trademark community is readying an ark to ride out the flood, and the domain investment industry must do so as well.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/black-rain-and-trademark-policy/>

 

Fallout From CentralNic’s Acquisition Of Internet.bs, European Clients Getting Hit With VAT

It shouldn’t be news to any domain name holders that live in the Europe but if you do and use a European domain name registrar they are required to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) for each transaction.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/fallout-from-centralnics-acquisition-of-internet-bs-european-clients-getting-hit-with-vat/>

 

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HostingCon 2014 Turned up the Heat on the Cloud and Hosting Industry in Miami

This week HostingCon held its 10th annual event in Miami Beach, Florida. Over 1100 attendees from all over the world came together at the Miami Convention Center to experience networking, educational sessions and the exhibition floorAccording to HostingCon website, “The mission of HostingCon is to provide essential industry knowledge and intelligence in an unbiased platform. It is the only North American event that is designed completely to serve the good of the hosting and cloud community.” This year 65 percent of the attendees were executive management.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hostingcon-2014-turned-up-the-heat-on-the-cloud-and-hosting-industry-in-miami>

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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au: Small businesses following larger counterparts to social media: ABS data

More Australian businesses are advertising their products online and through social media, but smaller companies are reportedly lagging behind.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-22/small-businesses-slower-to-adopt-social-media-according-to-abs/5541844>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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Android and Windows to get 'kill switch'

Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27935972>

 

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SAGE-AU cuts spam by 80 per cent from mailing lists

Australian not-for-profit IT professionals' association, SAGE-AU, has cut spam from its mailing lists by 80 per cent since the rollout of a security solution in September 2013.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548109/sage-au_cuts_spam_by_80_per_cent_from_mailing_lists/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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Section 18C: How will online speech change in Australia?

As the Australian government considers a repeal of Section 18C of its Racial Discrimination Act, we speak to experts about the effect such a change could make to racist speech online.

<http://www.cnet.com/au/news/how-will-racial-discrimination-act-18c-changes-influence-online-speech-in-australia/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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The Birth of the World Wide Web, 30 Years Email in Germany, and the Game of Life

Birthdays are in the air in 2014. CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research – turns 60 this year, and they provided the location for the ecoTrialog #13 to celebrate two other, equally important, milestones in May this year.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/the-birth-of-the-world-wide-web-30-years-email-in-germany-and-the-game-of-life.html>

 

How far can Amazon go? It has upended industries and changed the way the world shops. But it should beware of abusing its power

When Jeff Bezos left his job in finance and moved to Seattle 20 years ago to start a new firm, he rented a house with a garage, as that was where the likes of Apple and HP had been born. Although he started selling books, he called the firm Amazon because a giant river reflected the scale of his ambitions. This week the world’s leading e-commerce company unveiled its first smartphone, which Amazon treats less as a communication device than an ingenious shopping platform and a way of gathering data about people in order to make even more accurate product recommendations.

<http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21604550-it-has-upended-industries-and-changed-way-world-shops-it-should-beware-abusing>

 

Relentless.com: At 20 Amazon is bulking up. It is not—yet—slowing down

High-tech creation myths are expected to start with a garage. Amazon, impatient with ordinary from the outset, began with a road trip. In the summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, flew to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife MacKenzie and hired a car. While MacKenzie drove them towards the Pacific Northwest, Jeff sketched out a plan to set up a catalogue retailing business that would exploit the infant internet. The garage came later, in a suburb of Seattle, where he set up an office furnished with desks made from wooden doors. About a year later, Amazon sold its first book.

<http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21604559-20-amazon-bulking-up-it-notyetslowing-down-relentlesscom>

 

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Google considering investment in new subsea cable -WSJ

Google Inc is considering an investment in a new cable across the Pacific Ocean, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/uk-google-idUKKBN0EW06220140621>

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/us-google-idINKBN0EW09P20140621>

 

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

 

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